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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande have shared the video for their new collaboration, ‘Rain On Me’, taken from the former’s forthcoming album ‘Chromatica’.

‘Rain On Me’ follows on from the February release of the album’s lead single ‘Stupid Love’, with the full record being released next Friday (May 29).

Directed by Roberto Rodriguez, the video sees the duo dancing in a futuristic setting as the rain pours, interspersed with clips of Gaga lying on the ground in a pose similar to that on the ‘Chromatica’ artwork with a sword stuck in her thigh. Watch it below now.

Gaga spoke to Zane Lowe about the collaboration yesterday, saying, “I think maybe [Grande] assumed that it’d be that she came in and I was like, ‘Here, just sing this and thank you so much for your time’. But instead I asked her what she needed, how she wanted to do things.”

Fans had been speculating about a collaboration between the pair after they found a series of clues in a birthday post Grande wrote to Gaga on Instagram, and a collaboration was confirmed last month when Gaga released the ‘Chromatica’ tracklist.

The two artists had been releasing different pieces of artwork tied to ‘Rain On Me’ since Friday (May 15), which you can see below.

Lady Gaga recently shared full details of her sixth album ‘Chromatica’ and its new release date. The album was postponed in March from its initial date of April 10 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Gaga saying it “just doesn’t feel right” to release it.

Ariana Grande also revealed last week that she and Doja Cat have recorded a new song together, saying: “I remember when I first wrote it and sent it to her, she was in the shower and she was like, ‘Bitch, I love this.’”

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Little Richard statue to be built outside musician’s childhood home

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A statue of rock and roll pioneer Little Richard will be erected outside the musician’s childhood home in Macon, Georgia.

The musician, real name Richard Wayne Penniman, passed away earlier this month after a battle with bone cancer. He was 87 years old.

A fund established by Friends of the Little Richard House and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia will pay for the statue, as well as a replica of the singer’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, USA Today reports.

The fund will also be used to “support organizations that provide music education to low- and moderate-income students across Bibb County and Middle Georgia”.

Organisers of the tribute are hoping to have the statue installed by December 5, the late musician’s birthday.

“Little Richard’s contribution to music as a whole, to all the genres of music, was monumental and very instrumental in a lot of people’s careers,” commented Antonio Williams, a Friends of the Little Richard House board member.

An outpouring of tributes followed news of the ‘Tutti Frutti’ singer’s death on May 9. Paul McCartney remembered Little Richard “screaming into my life when I was a teenager” in his written tribute.

“I owe a lot of what I do to Little Richard and his style; and he knew it,” McCartney wrote. “He would say, ‘I taught Paul everything he knows.’ I had to admit he was right.”

Penniman was laid to rest last week in Alabama at Oakwood University, his alma mater.

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Cigarettes After Sex share new single ‘You’re All I Want’

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Cigarettes After Sex have shared their first music of 2020, releasing surprise new single ‘You’re All I Want’ today (May 26).

The latest offering from the American band is another swirling, atmospheric blend of dreamy guitars and keyboards, above which frontman Greg Gonzalez sings in his signature, almost-whispered croon.

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It’s unclear whether ‘You’re All I Want’ is a standalone single or is part of a larger project. It follows the band’s second album, ‘Cry’, which was released late last year.

In a review of the album, NME called ‘Cry’ a record of “seductive grooves and slow-burning lust”, best listened to with headphones.

“As the warming notes of the unabashed love letter of closing ‘Pure’ fade out, you’re left with the dichotomy between the emotional scale that ‘Cry’ relies on and the lightness of touch with which it’s delivered. You will revisit this album, and as always, Cigarettes After Sex will slowly seduce you over time,” the review read.

Cigarettes After Sex were recently forced to postpone a series of tour dates in the UK and Europe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The band have since rescheduled many of those dates. They are currently set to return to the UK in late August, with shows booked in Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and London.

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Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum reflects on ‘Gemini’ ten years on

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Wild Nothing‘s Jack Tatum took to Instagram last night (May 25) to reflect on debut album ‘Gemini’, ten years on from its release. Released on May 25, 2010, the album spawned much-loved tracks,  ‘Chinatown’, ‘Live in Dreams’ and ‘Summer Holiday’.

“Doesn’t take long for a decade to pass apparently…happy anniversary to ‘Gemini’, the record that fully and completely changed my life,” the Wild Nothing frontman wrote.

“So grateful for everything this album has done for me and for all the people and places it’s brought me to. Forever humbled and proud of the amount of people that have made this record a part of their lives. I really can’t thank you enough!”

For Tatum, ‘Gemini’ is something of a time capsule, which “so perfectly encapsulates a certain time in my life that it honestly scares me a bit.”

“It’s such a rare thing to have this kind of living document of your youth and I think that’s what Gemini will always be for me: a part of my life that is at once both so familiar and so unrecognisable,” he wrote.

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Doesn’t take long for a decade to pass apparently… Happy anniversary to ‘Gemini’, the record that fully and completely changed my life. So grateful for everything this album has done for me and for all the people and places it’s brought me to. Forever humbled and proud of the amount of people that have made this record a part of their lives. I really can’t thank you enough! ~~~ Today feels bittersweet for me, but more than anything I feel so full of love looking back on all this. It’s a record that so perfectly encapsulates a certain time in my life that it honestly scares me a bit. It’s such a rare thing to have this kind of living document of your youth and I think that’s what Gemini will always be for me: a part of my life that is at once both so familiar and so unrecognizable.

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Tatum announced a tenth-anniversary reissue of ‘Gemini’ back in April. It hit shelves last week (May 22).

Wild Nothing have continued their steady output of music in the ten years since their debut. Most recently, Tatum’s project released ‘Laughing Gas’ in January.

NME gave the EP a four-star review, calling it “a lush paean to ’80s precision pop” which features “snaking funk basslines, synth claps and reverb-addled drums.”

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