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New media heights & hype

Beyond the chaos, clamor & royal wedding hype-headaches that have consumed the week's headlines—Week in Pop is here to bring you all the buzz you may have missed. Today's top news is that pop icon Lil B released the new 28-track strong mixtape Platinum Flame; Alex Zhang Huntai announced the new album Divine Weight available June 29 via NON Worldwide & shared the Kevin Luna and Brian Echon video for "Pierrot"; SZA unveiled the life affirming/embracing inspiring video for "Garden" starring her mother Audrey Rowe & Donald Glover, directed by Karena Evans; Anderson .Paak presented a look at the fancy & flashing video for "Bubblin" ; Pat Moon released the anticipated and ethereal new album Romantic Era; Macajey delivered the latest lovely new single "Journeys" off the upcoming album Surfing the Air available July 20; Atlanta artist Eldorado Red delivered the neighborhood strolling visual for "Chapo Freestyle" from Omar The Director off the forthcoming album The Return of Shawty Guzman 2 produced by Zaytoven available June 15; Yip Deceiver, Of Montreal's Davey Pierce and Nicholas Dobbratz, are back with the new sensational single of intimate endearments with "Local Business" featuring a keyboard solo courtesy of JoJo Glidewell; Moon Duo drummer John Jeffrey shared the hypnotizing and adventurous single "Hypnowhine"; Dancehall, featuring members of Kill Kenada and Spoilers, announced their debut album The Band available June 15 via Vibe/Anti-Vibe, presenting a look at the bleary performance video for "Droners" from William Keeler & Craig Sharp filmed at Kluster Rooms; Frankie Simone paid a tribute to their wife in the epic video for "Blow My Mind" directed by Josh Brine; Sigrid shared the upbeat and supernatural visuals for "High Five"; Atlanta rising star Juto delivered the sweet & sunny chill day serenity of "Summa" available via Atlantic imprint Nice Life; Sam Spiegel returned with the new smooth and atmospheric cut "20 Below" ft. Anderson .Paak & Doja Cat; Beach Skulls announced their second album Las Dunas! arriving June 1 via PNKSLM Recordings & delivered a listen to the scuzz-searing single "Sacred Citrus" & more; Von K released Vi gör stan via PNKSLM; Phillip-Michael Scales shared the passionate single & visual for the heart-wrought "Lover, Let Me Be" off the upcoming Sinner-Songwriter EP available June 8; Philly's Remember Sports wowed the world with the release of their awesome new album Slow Buzz available now via Father/Daughter Records; gobbinjr delivered the heart-spinning single "november 163" from the upcoming album ocala wick available June 8 via Topshelf Records with news of tour dates; Christine and the Queens delivered the anticipated new illustrious r&b single "Girlfriend" ft. Dâm-Funk; Juliana Daugherty delivered the endearing song of heart and reflections with "Baby Teeth" featured off the debut album Light available June 1 via Western Vinyl; Nice Knees delivered the inquiring "U Would Do" that emerges out of the fog of the ether, featured off the Blue Mirror EP available June 29 via Broken Circles;

LA Girlfriend possessed the world with the latest brilliant new single "Possession" featured off the forthcoming Regina EP available June 15; Roanoke, Virginia's Eternal Summers shared the art pop visual from Japhy Riddle for "Forever Mine" off the album Every Day it Feels Like I’m Dying… available via Nevado Music; Quiet Slang delivered a dramatic look at the Jason Lester video for the anthemic "Future Mixtape For The Art Kids" from the just released album Everything Matters But No One Is Listening available through Polyvinyl Record Co.; Sydney artist Leroy Francis shared a look at the elaborate evening embracing video for "Intoxicated Drams" featured off the just-released EP S.O.R.E. available now via World State Recordings; Uniform & The Body rattled us out of our comfort zones with the new single "Come and See" featured off the upcoming Sacred Bones release Mental Wounds Not Healing available June 8; 88 Palms, Morgan Wiley of Midnight Magic, ex Hercules & Love Affair and Ria Bouttier delivered the tinsel town dalliances of "Hollywood Son" featured off the upcoming Love Safari EP available May 25; HANSSØN delivered the glamorous party-life pop visual for "Always High" from Olivier Kay and Aramie Payton; Brandon Wardell delivered a sensory look & listen to the visual for "Rideshare Roleplay" off the upcoming An ASMR Album release available June 1 via Nice Life; Tiny Deaths presented a look at the Catherine Orchard video for "Always" dedicated to survivors, featuring Lydia Kantor and Emilie Plauché Flink from the upcoming album available this fall; Drama delivered the Lies After Love EP along with the Shomi Patwary video for "Majid"; White Cliffs have recently signed to Foreign Family Collective and present the floral pop fancy of "Daisy" ahead of their show at Baby's All Right May 21; CLARA-NOVA shared a listen to the electro brilliance of the single "Electric" featured off the upcoming EP THE GOLDEN AGE available July 27 via Kobalt Music Recordings; Jim Jones presented a look at the Shula The Don co-directed opulent visual for "Gotta Play the Game" ft. YFN Lucci off Wasted Talent; Well Well Well delivered a look at the Bernabé Bolaños lyric video for the sensory inducing single "Me" ahead of the POPTIMISM & SHIPS EPs available July 13; Pharrell and Camila Cabello collaborated on the new single "Sangria Wine"; Lord Huron shared the anthem of burning evening embers “The Night We Met” featuring Phoebe Bridgers; wifisfuneral dropped the youthful tales of "Juveniles" ft. YBN Nahmir & produced by Jahlil Beats; GRLwood shared the exciting new singles "I'm Yer Dad" & "Wet"; BRIDGE shared a viewing of the visual for the night wandering "Lost My Mind"; the Internet announced the new album Hive Mind available July 20; Diana Gordon delivered the new sentimental summer sipping single "Kool Aid"; Jessie Reyez delivered the Peter Huang-directed video about judgments and histories delivered in a Salem witch trials style for "Body Count" ; Phantogram covered Sparklehorse's "Saturday"; Disclosure delivered the new nine minute single "Ultimatum" ft. Fatoumata Diawara;

Killer Mike and 2 Chainz delivered the new bossy collaborative track "White Powder/Black Power"; Big Shaq is back with the "Man's Not Hot" follow-up track "Man Don't Dance"; Jennifer Lopez delivered the new saucy single "Dinero" ft. Cardi B & DJ Khaled; behold the animated video from Robin Velghe for the smooth & soaring styles of "Lyk Dis" from NxWorries (aka Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge); JOYNER presented the Brad Besser visual for the affectionate azure motif "Blue Love"; Yukon Blonde delivered a listen to the approximations of amour on the new single "Too Close To Love" from the upcoming Critical Hit album available June 22 via Dine Alone Records; Mishlawi delivered the anticipated debut self-titled EP; Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest along with Adrian Younge announced the collaborative album The Midnight Hour available June 8 via Linear Labs & delivered the inquiring essences of "Questions"; Fischerspooner shared remixes for "TopBrazil"; Mija delivered the drum & bass banner single "Talk"; Aesop Rock delivered the Jim Birkett Director & Rob Shaw visuals for "Klutz"; SLOWTRIP delivered the album Blur today courtesy of Anchor Eighty-Four; Jim Andralis & The Syntonics delivered the Jimmy Gribbin Big Apple visuals for "Don't Blame New York"; Xavier Dunn delivered the Isic Tutor EP; Tatiana DeMaria & LEFTI delivered the dance deluxe of "A Different Kind" via Future House Music; Treya Lam dropped the reflective strumming single "Sapphire Skies" ft. Kaki King off the upcoming Good News release available June 8 via Short Stuff Records; Decreek delivered the spirit liberating single "Free" off the forthcoming album My Story available June 7; CATLOW announced the album Main Of Nowhere available June 8 via File Under Music, delivering a look at the adventurous visuals for "Scrapes"; Dita Von Teese shared a look at the visual for "Sparkling Rain"; Toronto's own Bulkhead announced the debut album Aft Pressure available June 15 via 2MR & delivered the big electro banger "Route Sixteen" ft. Joel Eel; Nine Inch Nails delivered the new single "God Break Down the Door"; Jamie xx provided the score for the new Romain Gavras film The World is Yours; La Louma penned an op-ed on mental health; YouTube's latest music streaming platform; Mountain Goats-inspired burlesque gig happening June 1 in NYC; FYF Fest announced rescheduled shows; Anticon announced 20 Years of Anticon benefit show for Alias; Preoccupations' tour from hell; Tidal investigating a potential data breach; we wish Offset an expedient recovery; Mac Miller busted for DUI; Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthews Band sued for alleged misconduct; Secret Circle broke up, most likely pertaining to accounts of sexual misconduct allegations surrounding member Antwon (who posted a subsequent statement); and we celebrate the life and contributions of Young King David.

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Headline dives

When the world becomes a whirlwind of vertigo-inducing weirdness; we look toward the endlessly developing pop culture narratives for a semblance of hope and some glimmer of discovered knowledge. Delivering a cornucopia of servings from the latest top buzz mills—we bring news that our hero Shannon Shaw delivered a look at the teddy-bear-band epic timeless visual from Hannah Lew and Aubree Bernier Clark for "Freddies n' Teddies" featured off the debut solo album Shannon In Nashville available June 8 via Easy Eye Sound; GRMLN delivered a look at the passionate & dreamy Cory Pratt for VIRGA video for early oughts hip-NYC styled single "War" off the album Discovery; Snuff Redux announced the new album Denim American available June 8 & unveiled the Laura Rodriguez-directed art house video for the caffeinated meditations of "French Press"; La Luz released Floating Features through Hardly Art with a viewing of the Ryan Daniel Browne video for "Mean Dreams" that delivers a performance piece of the absurd & surreal (not to mention from another alternate time or dimension); Tee Grizzley launched the album debut Activated via 300 Entertainment; Playboi Carti delivered the new unexpected album Die Lit; André 3000 celebrates Mother's Day with the new songs "Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)" & the epic "Look Ma No Hands"; Drake & Lil Baby delivered the new single "Pikachu"; Chad Valley dropped the new single "ABC" off the upcoming album Imaginary Music available May 25 via Cascine/Paper Bag Music; Jerry Castle brought the modern day misgivings pop with a listen & look at the video for "Lil Bit"; White Ring melted minds & souls with the smashing new single "Nothing" featured off the Gate of Grief album available June 22 via Rocket Girl; Ireland duo Saint Sister shared the dream world inviting single "Twin Peaks"; Nova Flares dropped the Hunter Saylor b/w video for the eternally atmospheric & cinematic "Krokodil Tears" off the upcoming self-titled EP arriving June 1 peep the Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks mini-doc titled Sparkle Hard: The Move; Sons of Bill delivered a listen to the spirited single of high soaring hopes of endearment on "Believer / Pretender" off the upcoming album Oh God Ma'am available June 29 FKA twigs opened up about the healing process after suffering from fibroid tumors; Hatchie brought the bright modern dream pop with the Joe Agius video for "Sleep"; Rizzla's album Adepta drops July 6 courtesy of Fade To Mind and dropped the track "Be a Boy" Milan's own Daykoda cast an organic array of rhythmic light with the release of Lucid Dreams via the French imprint Orikami Records; the artist formerly known as DJ Mustard is now "Mustard";


Newscast, featuring members of Dream Cult, delivered the entrancing single "Blur" that is about to be your emotive anthem for the weekend; Sevdaliza delivered a radical rendering of the track "Human" in Portugeuse with "Umana"; Gold Connections delivered their debut album Popular Fiction via Egghunt Records; Chrisy Hurn with Basement Revolver delivered the expressive and ethereal single "Baby" from the upcoming album Heavy Eyes available August 24 via Sonic Unyon/Fear of Missing Out; wifisfuneral praise that ultra-fancy life in the video for "Knots" ft. Jay Critch; Jonwayne delivered a listen to the introspective autumn exposition on "Last Last Fall" ; Frankie Simone delivered a bright pop love song to her wife on "Blow My Mind" as the LOVE//WARRIOR EP will be available June 1 through Infinite Companion Records; Launder shared a view of the Robbie Barnett-directed video for "Annie Blue" starring Caroline Hebert + Thackary Olsen; Nana Adjoa delivered a look at the lyric video for the evocative & spirit awakening "Part Of It" directed by Max Westendorp featured off the upcoming Down at The Root (Part 2) EP; Dua Lipa released the liberating summer sensations heard on the single "IDGAF" (Rich Brian & Diablo Remix); Arca's super fancy headphones ; Deeper brought us all the "Feels" with their awesome new jam from the upcoming Fire Talk self-titled album debut available May 25; Gel Set's wild Sara Drake video for "Banana Split" off the 2MR release Body Copy; Lexington's RYVOLI shared the cello-string shining & shimmering new single "Roots" from their Theories EP available July 13; Maps & Atlases got our heads ringing with the bright pop lyric video for "Ringing Bell" from the forthcoming album Lightlessness Is Nothing New available June 1; the Recording Academy's new female advancement task force to include Sheryl Crow & Common; Total Control delivered a look at the arty Eddie Clemens video for "Luxury Vaccuum"; Nine Inch Nails announced the new album Bad Witch available June 22 & a tour; Justice announced the new live album Woman Worldwide available August 24 via Ed Banger/Because Music; Jungle delivered video for "Happy Man" and "House in LA" off the 12" release available June 22 via XL Recordings; Christina Aguilera brought the world the single "Twice"; Spaceface, The Flaming Lips' Jake Ingalls, took us to the places between the asphalt & the heavens with "Sky and the Road"; Rett Madison strummed the reflective meditations of matriarchal influences and more on "Mother's Girl"; Saint Marilyn delivered the big-mouth synth striker "Jaws" featured off the Tangle EP available May 25; Oakland's Cruel Diagonals, aka Megan Mitchell, shared the psychic electro pop of "Render Arcane" off the upcoming album Disambiguation available July 13 via Drawing Room Records, debut album release party happening July 20 via Adobe Books; Navy Gangs shared a listen to the electric single of decorum titled "Housekeeping" from their debut album Poach (mixed/mastered by Delicate Steve) available August 3 via Modern Sky; Swimming With Bears delivered the lyric video for the relaxation pursuing single "Take It Easy"; John Mayer & No I.D. delivered the new single "New Light"; Megan Davies delivered the earnest & emotive video epic for "Doesn't Matter" directed by Patrick Mason; Norty delivered the world wandering high-flyer "Alien Eyes" and the sunny holiday dance jam "Leelanau" off the upcoming album The Years Are Fleeting available June 29 on Young Heavy Souls; Evidence took us through a chill tour of LA in the Todd Angkasuwan video for "Bad Publicity" ft. Krondon with production from Nottz; Clebs delivered the innovative electronic-organica of "I'm Here" off the upcoming EP of the same name available May 25 via Jass; Vacation rocked us with the single "Action Road" featured off the forthcoming album Mouth Sounds #2699 available July 27's from Bloomington's own imprint Let's Pretend Records;


Meiko delivered a more mellow cover of Rick James' "Super Freak"; Keys N Krates presented the Nathan Boey video for "My Night" ft. 070 Shake that turns an introspective bus ride into a cool club on wheels; Bernice delivered the outer-space soaring single "He’s The Moon" from the upcoming album Puff: In the air without a shape available May 25 from Arts & Crafts & started the ASMR podcast Soft Chew; Paige Calico delivered the vintage styled Ethan DeLorenzo & Alia Payne video for the meditative single "Country Mind"; Vancouver's Yung Heazy offered up a look at the eccentric & romantic video for "Cuz You're My Girl" from Lester Lyons-Hookham & Sarah Judge featured off the debut album Whenever You're Around I Hate Everything Less available June 1; Samara Lubelski released the album Flickers At The Station through Drawing Room Records; Delta Sleep delivered the enthusiastic Devin Yüceil video for "El Pastor" off the upcoming Big Scary Monsters album; Donald Glover performed "Superstition" with Stevie Wonder, Kelly Rowland & Jessie J; we're still rocking out to Teenage Burritos' Something To Cry About, courtesy of Volar Records/Burger; POPTONE, Bauhaus's Daniel Ash & Keven Haskins, shared the video for "Go!" off the self-titled album available June 18 via Cleopatra with a tour in effect now; Gruff Rhys delivered the new song "Limited Edition Heart"; Steve Rifkind of Loud Records revealed that Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) will be remade with nine emcees; Lil Wayne is celebrating one decade of Tha Carter III with the upcoming Lil Weezyana Fest; Interpol released a doc reflecting on 15-plus years of Turn on the Bright Lights; Tycho presented the Poolside remix of "Horizon"; Desert Daze 2018 buzz; Grimes shared a glimpse of the "working titlez" for her upcoming album; PC Music's A.G. Cook remixed Grimes' "Flesh Without Blood" titled "Flesh Without Musk"; producer Detail accused of physical and sexual assault; Lindsey Buckingham opened up about being dismissed from Fleetwood Mac; Chris Brown in more trouble; Spotify removed both R. Kelly and XXXTentacion's music on account of their new Hate Content & Hateful Conduct policy; Hayley Kiyoko, KehlaniPhem & more shared some critical thoughts on Rita Ora's "Girls" ft. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX; TIDAL under fire for allegedly inflating their stream numbers; we remember the life & works of Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison.

Stay tuned for more litanies of ongoing stories and current compilations of creative contributions via Week in Pop's News department.