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Billie Eilish Releases Two Surprise Songs, Says She Wants to Release Album Next Year

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Billie Eilish officially released two surprise songs on Thursday, the previously heard “TV” that she performed live on tour last month, and a brand new tune, “The 30th.” Both releases come from Eilish’s new two-track EP, Guitar Songs, which is now available across all digital streaming platforms. 

“Finneas and I really wanted these to be yours as soon as possible,” Eilish said in a statement. “So here they are!”

Fans first heard “TV” as an unreleased track performed at the Manchester stop of Eilish’s Happier Than Ever tour on June 7. The soft, reflective track builds in sound and volume before culminating with recorded vocals from Eilish’s audience — a 21,000 capacity venue — the night she debuted the song. 

It also marked the first time she performed a song prior to its release in over four years, an act of courage she says was inspired by Harry Styles’ Coachella performance in April. 

“It’s really vulnerable to play a song that is not out that is vulnerable to you,” she told Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe this week. Styles performed his unreleased track, “Boyfriend,” while headlining the music festival. “I was just like, ‘Oh, wow. That’s really amazing that he’s doing that.’ I miss that,” Eilish said.

The Manchester performance garnered attention for Eilish’s powerful fragility in lyrics and vocals, along with its callout of the U.S. Supreme Court. “The internet’s gone wild watching movie stars on trial / While they’re overturning Roe v. Wade,” she sings. 

“We wrote that line a few weeks before it was officially overturned,” Eilish said of the ruling, ostensibly referring to the drafted decision that was leaked a few weeks before SCOTUS officially reversed their Roe v. Wade decision. “It was a placeholder of doom.”

“The 30th” offers a similar vibe of timely doom, with acoustic guitar and contemplative lyrics surrounding a car accident. “What if it happened to you on a different day?/ On a bridge where there wasn’t a rail in the way?” she sings. 

“Something happened on Nov. 30 and it had just been the most indescribable thing to have to witness and experience,” Eilish told Lowe. It was the first song she wrote after releasing her mega-hit, “Happier Than Ever,” last year. 

With both songs now streaming, Eilish told Lowe she hopes to complete an album next year, but fans should temper their excitement — “TV” and “The 30th” are all she has right now, and she’s currently focused on the creation process rather than the end result. For Guitar Songs, Eilish and her brother, Finneas, returned to their musical roots, based more in creative spontaneity than a production and release schedule dictated by recording labels. 

“Especially when you get bigger, every drop is this big deal of you got to send it in five months before you want it to come out because you have to get finals ready and you have to set a date and you have to shoot the video and you have to do the press for it and you have to do a shoot for it and you have to do a promo for it and you have to get the artwork and you have to do this and that and this and that,” she said. “It’s been so long since I’ve had music that we make and then it’s out.”

“That’s our roots,” she continued. “That’s how Finneas and I started writing music, is on an instrument with just us. I wanted to go back and do it how we used to do it.”

  

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Eminem Challenges Beyonce for U.K. Albums Chart Title

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Shady’s back, and he wants another U.K. No. 1.

Eminem could get what he wants with Curtain Call 2 (via Interscope), which dropped last Friday (Aug. 5) and is well-placed for a run to the chart summit.

Based on midweek sales and streaming data, Curtain Call 2 is the U.K.’s No. 2 album, less than 100 combined units behind the leader, Beyonce’s Renaissance (Columbia/Parkwood Entertainment), the Official Charts Company reports.

Curtain Call 2 is the sequel to Em’s 2005 career retrospective Curtain Call: The Hits, which remains in the Top 20 after 512 weeks on the chart, a stretch that has included five weeks at No. 1.

With Curtain Call 2, the Detroit hip-hop star can extend on his record ten U.K. No. 1 albums to his name, all consecutive, dating back to 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP. No other act in U.K. chart history has ruled the chart with as many album titles in a row.

Meanwhile, Beyonce’s Renaissance leads the Official Chart Update, and is on track for a second week at No. 1, while Calvin Harris is chasing a fifth Top 5 album, with Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 (Columbia), opening at No. 5 on the chart blast.

ABBA’s Gold: Greatest Hits (Polydor) is on the rise following news of a 30th anniversary edition. Gold is slated for the reissue treatment Sept. 23 in several new formats, including special 2LP picture disc. The Swedish superstars’ hits compilation has lived on the chart for a record 1,057 weeks.

Further down the list, metal group Dub War could bag their first U.K. Top 20 with Westgate Under Fire (Earache), their third studio album. It’s new at No. 12 on the midweek chart.

Finally, Neil Young and Promise of the Real is set to start at No. 14 with Noise & Flowers (Reprise), recorded during their 2019 European tour, while U.S. ska outfit The Interrupters could impact the chart for the first time with In the Wild (Hellcat), their fourth studio album. It’s new at No. 17 on the chart update.

The Official U.K. Albums Chart is published late Friday.



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Iggy Azalea Says She’s Making Music Again: ‘I’m Coming Back. Cry About It’

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Iggy Azalea’s last release, 2021’s “The End of an Era,” marked the Australian rapper’s final bow — or so we thought. On Monday morning, Azalea seemingly retracted that sentiment.

“A year ago I was willing to walk away from music because I was tired of the negative energy it attracted,” she tweeted. “But what I’ve learned is that even when I’m minding my business, y’all gonna be negative and nosey. So if I can’t have peace, neither can you. I’m coming back. Cry about it.”

A little over a year ago, Azalea told audiences that “End of an Era” would be her final album so she could take “a few years to focus on other creative projects and things I’m feeling passionate and inspired by beyond music.” She also added that she was looking forward to sharing “different sides” to her in the future.

In an August 2021 interview on the Zach Sang show, Azalea explained that “End of an Era” was the final album she had to deliver as a part of a distribution deal with her label, Bad Dreams Records (Empire). “That was two albums, contractually. I don’t have anybody that I need to make happy.” She also added that she would possibly get another deal in “three to four years” but also expressed — pretty definitively — that “End of an Era” would be her final studio album release.

She also mentioned her decision to stop releasing music came because of the increased assumptions made about her lyricism in relation to her real-life relationships. It remains unclear whether Azalea has plans to seek another distribution deal or plans to release a full studio album again.



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Justin Timberlake Gives Former ‘N Sync Bandmate JC Chasez a Birthday Shoutout: ‘We’ve Come a Long Way’

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JC Chasez has made another trip around the sun, and former ‘N Sync bandmate Justin Timberlake has congratulated him on the journey.

Chasez turned 46 on Monday (Aug.8), and, among his many well-wishes was a shoutout from Timberlake.

“And to my brother,” JT wrote to JC on Instagram Stories. “We’ve come a long way.”
A long way is underselling the story of ‘N Sync, whose classic lineup featured Timberlake, Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.

The former pinup had one of the biggest albums in the internet era, with 2000’s No Strings Attached, and continue to keep fans updated with new merchandise. Just last year, they released their 20th anniversary collection on their official website, and in 2019, the five original members reunited for the presentation of a a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

In March, the band issued a cryptic message, “Vol. 7 Coming Soon.”



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