TAYLOR SWIFT | J BALVIN | MAROON 5 | JEREMY ZUCKER
Taylor Swift announced the release of her brand new album of songs and according to her, “I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into. I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine.”
Folklore will have 16 songs on the standard edition and the physical deluxe editions will include a bonus track called “the lakes.” As it is her 8th studio album, she has made 8 deluxe CD editions and 8 deluxe vinyl editions that are available for one week. Each deluxe edition has unique covers, photos, and artwork. Available exclusively at taylorswift.com.
Adding on, she said on her Instagram post – “Before this year I probably would’ve overthought when to release this music at the ‘perfect’ time, but the times we’re living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed. My gut is telling me that if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world. That’s the side of uncertainty I can get on board with. Love you guys so much”
Following the successful launch of his critically acclaimed and 2X Platinum Certified album, Colores, J Balvin embarks on a new musical journey with the release of “Un Día (One Day),” a star-studded collaboration alongside fellow global superstars Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy. A song about longing and nostalgia, this new bilingual anthem collides two worlds together: the house genre with the best of Latin rhythms, all while incorporating a medley of unforgettable rhymes and catchy beats that will almost make you forget this is a song about heartbreak.
Executive produced by NEON16, “Un Día (One Day)” also arrives with a music video directed by Stillz and stars the famous Spanish actress Úrsula Corberó, protagonist of the Netflix series Money Heist. The single is the newest collaboration between Balvin, Bad Bunny and Tainy, following Balvin and Bad Bunny’s critically-acclaimed 2019 EP OASIS as well as Balvin and Tainy’s recent collaboration “Agua” from The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run soundtrack. However, this moment marks the first crossover between the three artists and Dua Lipa, who recently released her critically acclaimed #1 sophomore album Future Nostalgia in March.
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 debut their latest single “Nobody’s Love”. The band’s new song is accompanied with a music video shot by acclaimed film director, David Dobkin, who has also served as the band’s long-time collaborator on many of their acclaimed music videos (“Sugar,” “Girls Like You” and “Memories”– with a combined 7 Billion views). The video was recently shot in Los Angeles on an iPhone with only Adam and the director present. The official music video for “Nobody’s Love” premieres on YouTube at 9pm PST as well. In tandem with the video release, Maroon 5 and Interscope Records will be making a donation to the ACLU of Southern California. They will also perform their new single on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on 10th August.
Maroon 5 stands out as not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY Awards and approaching 70 million albums, 328 million singles worldwide and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, Songs About Jane and their double platinum album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long. Maroon 5 went on to release studio albums, Hands All Over, which featured the anthemic “Moves Like Jagger,” and Overexposed. The band’s fifth studio album, V, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and featured the #1 hit singles “Maps,” “Animals” and “Sugar,” helping the band set a record for the most #1’s by a group in the Top 40 chart’s 20-year history, with 9 in total. The music video for the album’s GRAMMY- nominated single “Sugar” has notably logged a record setting 2+ billion views to date. Maroon 5’s current 6th studio album, Red Pill Blues (222/ Interscope) features the global hit single “Girls Like You,” which reached #1 at Top 40, #1 at Adult Pop, #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks. The track also claimed the #1 position on iTunes and Spotify, all while accumulating over 1.13 million Spotify streams and over 2.78 billion YouTube/ VEVO views and notably became the most-watched video on VEVO in 2018. The band’s most recent single “Memories” has surpassed 800 million Spotify streams and amassed over 500 million Youtube views. Adam Levine and the band played over 120 concerts in 30+ countries with more than 2,500,000 fans in attendance.
‘supercuts’ is not as anecdotal, though the song’s premise remains in line with Jeremy Zucker’s knack for creating realistically beautiful music. “It’s a two-sided song,” he says, “about being afraid of going down that road in a relationship with someone, for fear of messing it up, while knowing that you’re gonna end up stuck in this suburban normalcy. It’s almost like this fear of growing up and ending up in the same town you grew up in.” The line, “I don’t wanna make your momma cry at dinner, and see her at the mall next winter at Supercuts; she hates my guts,” sums it all up. There are still personal parts to the song, as Jeremy had his friends sing background vocals. “I actually wrote ‘supercuts’ about a year ago in Sweden with Max Martin’s camp,” he adds, “so it’s a song that I’ve been sitting on for a while and waiting for the right time.” Now is the time, as the feel-good track will set a new tone for the next iteration of Jeremy Zucker’s career, whatever that may be. While he still plans to tour love is not dying, the focus now is making more music and writing his new chapter.
“The past couple of months have been about looking forward, thinking, planning and trying to figure out what kind of artist I want to be next and what I want my life and career to look like when this pandemic is over,” he says. “I’m trying to outdo myself the next time around.”