The video for Hailee Steinfeld‘s new song “Afterlife” just dropped.
The song was recorded for the upcoming Apple TV+ series Dickinson, which will premiere soon. Hailee drew inspiration from her character, Emily Dickinson, and the themes and ideas in many of her literary works, such as death and mortality.
The music video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis, who frequently collaborates with Ariana Grande.
Kanye West has delayed his newest album release again!
Kim told fans on Friday that Ye's new record, "Jesus is King," would actually arrive Sunday ... but, the weekend came and went -- and we're here twiddling our thumbs again. It's for a good cause though ... because we're told Kanye is still working on it.
Sources say the album is complete, but Ye keeps tweaking it. Every time he listens, there's something he wants to change. It is now being reported that there's no release date anymore.
Noah Cyrus releases an emotional new song called “Lonely“.
“’Lonely’ came to me during a really dark time in my life and is about self struggle and feeling out of place,” Noah said in a statement. “But the amazing thing is that it put me on the path to getting help and I hope it does the same for my fans who need it.”
Listen to the track here.
After more than a year of "going through a lot of changes," Tinashe took to social media Saturday (Sept. 28) to give fans an update.
"I’m back and I’m better," Tinashe captioned the brief video.
In the clip, Tinashe admits that she's been "quiet for a minute" while working on new music, but that she's recently felt inspired and "feeling so free." Earlier this year, the singer parted ways with RCA Records following the 2018 release of her long-delayed sophomore album, Joyride.
"Creatively, I just feel like I needed to go through what I went through in order to be the person that I am today and to get back to my roots," she explains. "You pretty much put your heart and soul and emotions into all these songs and then you put them out there for the world to judge and tear down and pick apart. It's terrifying and it can really mess with your head."
Tinashe goes on to reject people who have tried to put her musical style into a box and limit her potential as an artist.
"Music and art are supposed to be these wonderful beautiful things that bring people joy and happiness, and that's really why I started making music in the first place -- to give people something that means something to them," the singer says.
Halsey celebrated her 25th birthday on Sunday (Sept. 29) with the release of her music video for her new song "Clementine."
In the video, Halsey and her younger brother Sevian Frangipane dance and frolick through through an aquarium filled with blue fish tanks. The video was co-directed and choreographed by Dani Vitale.
"Clementine" is the latest single from Halsey's third album, Maniac, which is scheduled for release on Jan. 17, 2020. The singer will support the new release with a world tour beginning in Europe in February.
Watch the video for "Clementine" below.
Echosmith release “Lonely Generation” on Friday (September 27).
“We’re all forgetting that we need real, substantial, deep relationships in our lives besides social media. It can be used for good, but it can’t replace that real-life connection.”
“It’s really sad, and it’s definitely something that I think needs to be talked about more,” she continued. “If anyone else feels this way too, I hope they can hear this song and feel a little better about it. I hope they can also feel inspired to do something about it.”
“It’s really important to speak honestly about what you are going through,” she added. “I really want our fans to know that they’re not alone, whether they’re going through good or bad. I would love to give them some hope with our music.”
“Somebody told me recently that I need to spend at least 10 or 20 minutes [a day] without any sort of technology and just be in real life,” the group said in an interview with Billboard. “I think that’s so important. That’s something I’m going to try to do in my own life, and it’s something I would definitely want people to do after hearing this. I think that would be a good first step before, hopefully, going a whole day without our phones!
Mattel, Inc. has launched a new line of gender-nonconforming dolls.
The Creatable World dolls come with short hair and a kit with a longer wig and a variety of clothing options, which children can use to customize their toys’ gender expression. Mattel promises that children can create more than 100 distinct looks with each set.
“Toys are a reflection of culture and as the world continues to celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity, we felt it was time to create a doll line free of labels,” Kim Culmone, senior vice president of Mattel Fashion Doll Design, said in a statement.
Mattel worked with parents, physicians and other experts to develop the product and tested the dolls with 250 families from seven states, including 15 children who identify as trans, gender-nonbinary or gender-fluid. As of Wednesday, the six different doll kits are available for purchase online for around $30. Mattel will be rolling out the dolls’ availability in stores at a later time.
In recent years, companies have been eliminating “boy’s” and “girl’s” sections in favor of more gender-neutral marketing. In 2015, Target removed gender-based labeling in several departments around the store and Disney stopped categorizing its Halloween costumes according to the gender binary. Last year, Mattel, too, opted out of classifying its toy divisions by gender.
The Creatable World dolls present a unique opportunity to represent nonbinary youth, who have traditionally not been the target audience of mainstream toys. Though there are no large surveys of such youth under 10 years old, current research suggests that the number of gender-nonconforming children is growing. A recent study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, found 27 percent of California teens identify as gender-nonconforming, while a 2018 Pew study found that 35 percent of those born between 1995 and 2015 say they know someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns like they and them, compared with 16 percent of those born between 1965 and 1980.
“Through research, we heard that kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms,” Culmone said. “This line allows all kids to express themselves freely, which is why it resonates so strongly with them.”
While the dolls have heightened positive implications for gender-nonconforming youth, they may also play a role in fostering doll play among boys for whom such play has not been routinely advertised, according to Culmone, who said she hopes they “encourage people to think more broadly about how all kids can benefit from doll play.” Research shows that playing with dolls can benefit children of all genders by increasing their fine motor, language and social skills, advancing their imagination and helping them work through strong emotions.
“Mattel’s new line of gender inclusive dolls encourages children to be their authentic selves and is the latest sign that toys and media aimed at kids are expanding to reflect how diverse children and their families actually are," LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD said in an email. "So many children and parents never saw themselves represented in toys and dolls, but this new line raises the bar for inclusion thanks to input from parents, physicians, and children themselves.”
Lauren Alaina releases a new song called “Getting Good” and talks about the track on her Twitter feed with fans.
“I’m so proud of this song and the message behind it. Be present. Be thankful. Be sure that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. I hope you love it,” Lauren shared.
Stream the song below!
, Emily Osment, shared her excitement on Instagram following the release. of her debut EP 'When I Loved You'
“Slightly insane, cross eyed and a teensy bit hungover from celebration but 100% straight CHEESIN on release day!!!” she wrote. “My first EP as @bluebiirdmusic is out TODAY! Head on over to @applemusic @spotify or anywhere you stream music to hear ‘When I Loved You.’”
Emily added, “Poured my absolute whole heart into this album please enjoy with care. Link in bio!! AHHH IM SO EXCITED!!!!”
When I Loved You features five songs, including previously released tracks, “Sailor” and “Black Coffee Morning”.
Billie Eilish revealed her plans for her 2020 arena Where Do We Go? World Tour on Friday (September 27).
Starting on March 8 in Miami, she will make stops in North America – including New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 15 – South America, Europe, and the United Kingdom.
General tickets will be available on October 4. North American verified fan registration is available now until September 30 for early on-sale on October 3.
Billie has partnered with non-profit organization Reverb for her upcoming tour. To help create and encourage an eco-conscious environment both backstage and for her fans, Billie will be allowing fans to bring their re-fillable water bottles to the shows, water-stations will be available at every venue for both attendees and crew backstage, plastic straws will not be permitted, and a Billie Eilish Eco-Village will be stationed at every show, providing attendees information and resources on ways to help combat climate change and preserve the Earth. For more information, click here.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
03/09 – AmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, FL
03/10 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL
03/12 – PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
03/13 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
03/15 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
03/16 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
03/18 – Capital One Center – Washington, DC
03/19 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
03/20 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
03/23 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
03/24 – United Center – Chicago, IL
03/25 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
03/27 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
03/28 – Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO
03/29 – CHI Health Center Omaha – Omaha, NE
04/01 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
04/04 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
04/05 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
04/07 – Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
04/08 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
04/10 – Tacoma Dome – Seattle, WA
04/11 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
LATIN AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
05/25 – Arena VFG – Guadalajara, Mexico
05/27 – Palacio de los Deportes – Mexico City, Mexico
05/30 – Allianz Parque – Sao Paulo, Brazil
05/31 – Jeunesse Arena – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
06/2 – DirecTV Arena – Buenos Aires, Argentina
06/5 – Movistar Arena – Santiago, Chile
06/7 – Movistar Arena – Bogota, Colombia
EUROPEAN AND UNITED KINGDOM TOUR DATES:
07/9 – TBA – TBA, Spain
07/10 – NOS Alive (festival) – Lisbon, Portugal
07/13 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
07/14 – Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, Germany
07/15 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, Germany
07/17 – MIND (Area Expo) (festival) – Milano, Italy
07/18 – Lollapalooza (festival) – Paris, France
07/19 – Werchter Boutique (festival) – Werchter, Belgium
07/21 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
07/22 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
07/24 – Arena Birmingham – Birmingham, UK
07/26 – O2 Arena – London, UK
07/27 – O2 Arena – London, UK