Dev Hynes recently posted a teaser clip on his Instagram for his self-directed video for Blood Orange’s “Better Than Me”. Carly reposted it shortly after and confirm that she will be a part of it. Time to get hyped!
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As you can see, it looks like the video will be heavy on the choreography. There’s no telling yet whether or not Carly will get in on any of that. She hasn’t done any choreography since the promotional performances for “I Really Like You”.
Performers at the benefit concert closed out a special evening at Webster Hall raising over $100,000 for The Ally Coalition.
Carly’s set consisted of acoustic renditions of “Runaway With Me”, “Your Type”, and “Shadows” with Jack Antonoff. The night ended with an ensemble rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Go on Your Own Way” that included Antonoff, Carly, Lauren Mayberry (Chvrches), Charli XCX, and Lorde. Click on the headline to a view these performances.
Some other notable performances of the night were Lauren Mayberry singing a cover Katy Perry’s “Firework” , Charli XCX singing her hit, “Boom Clap” with guitar accompaniment by Antonoff, and Lorde performing a heartfelt rendition of Robyn’s “Hang with Me”.
The Ally Coalition (TAC), founded by the band Fun and designer Rachel Antonoff, is a social movement created for the purpose of inspiring people, in particular their peers in the music, fashion and entertainment industry, to take action for LGBTQ equality. TAC believes that it is the responsibility of allies to support LGBTQ causes and fight against discrimination through education, awareness and advocacy. More information can be found at http://theallycoalition.org/
This year’s addendum to Emotionis still comfort food, but Jepsen’s also very clearly an adult in these albums, one who has landed on optimism rather than falling prey to it thanks to naïveté. It’s a nice perspective to adopt in these times.
Side B was one of the only good surprises that happened in 2016. Jepsen released it at the end of August, injecting a little bit of life into a fairly dreary summer for music—and, you know, life. Like its predecessor, Side B is another collection of energizing, ’80s-inflected tunes.