The Wanted, the British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes. Formed in 2009 through a mass audition, they reached the peak of their career with one of their singles on top of the charts, yet 5 years later, the group decided to go on a ‘long-hiatus’. Yes, unfortunately this boyband is no longer operating as they have split up. The members went their own way, and one question remains: where are they now?
Indonesian pop group HiVi!’s single, “Persaudaraan” has suddenly gone viral and reached the top of Google Trends a while ago. The single, released January 9 2019, turns out to be one of the tribute songs for Indonesian Jazz musician Candra Darusman, taken from the upcoming repackage version of album “Detik Waktu – Perjalanan Karya Cipta Candra Darusman” released in March 2018.
Eight years with no new releases whatsoever, the 90’s most lovable lads Westlife are back with a new single, “Hello My Love” - which also happens to be their most “non-Westlife ish” single ever, co-written with today’s hit pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
Set to release her Jack Antonoff-produced LP “Norman Fuckin’ Rockwell” in mid 2019, Lana Del Rey has released another single from the anticipated album in the form of a minimalistic, piano-driven track. The track is said to be a special track for the fans, with references to 20th century literature, pop culture, and modern technology.
Zayn Malik, mononymously called Zayn after his departure from One Direction, has released “Icarus Falls”, a lengthy second album, consisting of 27 tracks—90 minutes of heavily R&B-influenced songs. The album sounds slightly more pop-influenced than his debut album, with lyrical themes focusing on love.
It is pretty rare to see an artist address the connection between their art and their personal life directly, especially in the context of pop music. Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” is an answer to that phenomenon, where she utilizes her musical platform as being both a slap in the face for celebrity worship culture and, most importantly, an anthem of self-love