Here’s the highly anticipated collaboration between Florence Welch and A$AP Rocky that decided not to leak along with the rest of Long.Live.A$AP back in December. “I Come Apart” finds itself as the final track on Rocky’s deluxe edition debut, and in my opinion serves as a pretty majestic closer to the LP (largely in part to the powerful vocals we’ve come to expect from Florence). Feel out this artistic combination of styles below, and find Long.Live.A$AP out January 15th.
A year removed from Ceremonials, Florence and the Machine revisit their sophomore album’s single, “Lover to Lover” for a new music video. Directed by Vincent Haycock, the short film zeroes in on the relationship between Florence Welch and actor Ben Mendelsohn, and provides a much more cinematic experience compared January’s “Lover to Lover” video. In an interview with Nowness, Florence described her role:
The waves were enormous, it was freezing cold and four in the morning—I was weeping all the way in I was so scared. It was the most intense experience because we shot the whole day before; I went back to the hotel, slept for three hours, woke up and dove into the sea.
Watch the “Lover to Lover” video below.
Ever wanted to hear all your favorite past, present, and future radio hits all in one place? Enter Calvin Harris’ 18 Months LP. This album is essentially mega-hit after mega-hit, separating tracks like “We Found Love,” “Let’s Go,” and “Feel So Close” with interludes like “Green Valley,” “Mansion” and “School.” To make sure things don’t get too pop though, Calvin carefully spreads out his “Iron” collab with Nicky Romero, “Awooga” and the new “Drinking From The Bottle” with Tinie Tempah among the “Sweet Nothing’s” and “I Need Your Love’s” for what turns out to be a great mix of styles.
Between the thoroughly rinsed melodies like “Bounce” and new found bangers like “Thinking About You” there is a lot to take in on 18 Months. At least 10 of the 15 are songs that either have or certainly will be blasting through your radio this Fall/Winter, and while that may throw a few hipsters for a loop, the album is actually quite amazing for what it is. Stream it below or on Calvin’s website, and find 18 Months out on October 29th/30th.
Taking first honors to remix Calvin Harris’ new Florence Welch-assisted single is the mighty Tiësto, who in all honesty gives us a pretty run-of-the-mill rendition of “Sweet Nothing.” Maybe it’s just me, but I’m taking the original mix eleven times out of ten versus this. Maybe you’ll love it though, so check out to the Annie Mac-premiered remix for yourself.
PREVIEW: Sweet Nothing (Tiësto Remix)
Oh, and here’s the link for the extended original mix.
Fresh off a couple of VMAs for Best Electronic Dance Video (“Feel So Close”) and Video of the Year (“We Found Love”), Calvin Harris continues his reign as dance/pop production king alongside Florence Welch on “Sweet Nothing.” You heard the first preview a couple of weeks back, but now, just in time for Saturday night, we’ve got the CDQ radio edit. Prepare for radio domination in 3, 2, 1…
With hit’s like “Let’s Go,” “Feel So Close,” and “You Used To Hold Me” on his hands, there’s no doubt that Calvin Harris is the King Midas of the music industry. Everything he touches, including this new track with Florence Welch of Florence + the Machines, turns to gold. “Sweet Nothing” is nothing short of an end-of-summer radio anthem that’s couples the addictive beat making power of Harris with Florence’s all out vocal assault. Even this medium quality radio rip from BBC Radio 1 sounds spectacular, so preview below and expect “Sweet Nothing” out on October 14th, with Harris’ full length 18 Months album out on October 29th.
Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch) | Stream Only