This week, Crowder performs songs from his new album “American Prodigal” live from the studio. We also talk with Matthew Soerens, the US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief and the co-author of “Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis,” about how you can help some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. The gang also talks about the evolution of late-night comedy and the war on drugs. They discuss Andy Mineo’s beef with “Esquire” magazine, learn about a dental industry conspiracy and a lot more! Read More
Hip-hop artist Andy Mineo wanted to figure out a way for deaf fans to enjoy his music videos. Mineo wrote “Hear My Heart” as a tribute to his deaf older sister, and wanted to make a video where viewers could “see sounds.”
Pop superstar Justin Bieber is currently bringing his Purpose tour to Europe, and had a special surprise for fans in Paris. In the middle of the set, Biebs led an acoustic singalong of the classic worship song “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever.”
A few fans were able to catch the performance on their phones. (You can see the videos below.)
Biebers is famously a fan of worship music. Last year he named “No Longer Slaves” from Jonathan and Melissa Helser of Bethel Music as one of his favorite songs. At a concert in L.A. late last year, he even brought author and pastor Judah Smith on stage to preach a sermon.
There was hip-hop drama on Twitter this afternoon. It all started when Wiz Khalifa released a track that sampled the theme song to the Netflix series Stranger Things, called, you guessed it, "Stranger Things." (Warning, it contains some strong language.
TV theme songs are always mined for hip-hop samples … So, with Stranger Things—the Netflix series that became the biggest hit of the summer—it was just a question of who would get to it first. That person is Wiz Khalifa.
The only problem, as hip-hop artist Andy Mineo noted on Twitter, Wiz wasn’t first. He’d recently released a Stranger Things-inspired track called, you guessed it, “Upside Down.”
After some serious blow back from Mineo’s fans, Esquire corrected their piece adding, “Andy Mineo had technically already released a track that sampled the Stranger Things theme, though I had never heard it until today. It turns out, his is actually far better than Wiz's song.”
Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson has teamed up with Radiohead once again, this time for a minimalist video for their song “Present Tense.” Anderson previously directed the video for "Daydreaming," also off Moon Shaped Pool.
Anderson is also a frequent collaborator with the band’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood, who served as the composer on his films There Will Be Blood, Inherent Vice, The Master and There Will Be Blood.
The video is pretty laid back, and cinematically, there’s not a lot to it. But, Radiohead remains one of the era’s great live bands, so it doesn’t take much for them to make a great live video. Discuss