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Week in Music: Justin Bieber Drops New Single, Drunk T-Swift Pets The Weeknd's Hair, and More


Have you recovered yet? Because I'm not sure I have. I'm pretty sure I'm still attempting to claw myself out from under the toppling mountain of Drake memes that poured down on us this week in an endtimes-style deluge, except that I sort of just wanted it to keep raining. Sort of.

With each week comes a barrage of music news to sift through and attempt to decipher; and let me tell you, it's not easy. When ATL's Zaytoven is remixing Fall Out Boy, RZA is piano jamming on an Apple Watch commercial, and Skrillex is churning out pop-house hits, all bets are off. But we'll keep trying!

Here's your late afternoon snack-sized portion of internet fodder that comprised our week in music:

Justin Bieber Unveils The "Sorry" Dance Video
Speaking of Skrillex-produced pop bangers, yesterday Justin Bieber let loose on the world yet another scorching dance-ballad from his forthcoming Purpose. "Sorry" is an airy and subdued, yet totally club-ready track that will spur worldwide dance floor slow-grinds and make-outs for months to come. (via)

Choreographer Tanisha Scott Explains How She Helped Drake Find His Groove
If you were wondering whose genius was behind the Monday night arrival of Drake’s dad-like dance moves, Fader has the answer. (via)


Adele Returns With "Hello" Video
Based on "Hello," the heartbreaking first single to drop from Adele's forthcoming 25, the singer's quarter-centennial year might have been a little rough. Now she's 27 and she's pretty much over the whole naming her albums after her age thing. Anyway, enjoy the new tune and accompanying clip, above. (via)

The Weeknd Says Drunk Taylor Swift Kept Petting His Hair When They First Met
In a new Rolling Stone feature out now, The Weeknd's Abel Tesfaye recounts an interesting anecdote about the first time he met Taylor Swift:
But the whole time she was talking, she was kind of, like, petting my hair? I think she was just drawn to it — she must have been a little gone off a few drinks. And of course I’m not going to be like, “Hey, can you stop?” I mean, it felt good! But when she started petting my hair, that’s when I was like, “I definitely need a drink.”
This little story is too easy to imagine, and makes us feel too many feelings all at once. (via)

Fall Out Boy – “Irresistible (Zaytoven Remix)” (Feat. Migos)
So, yeah. Fall Out Boy’s remix album Make America Psycho Again is out on October 30 via DCD2/Island. As Stereogum attempts to explain:
We are living in a historical slipstream, where things interact with each other even when they probably shouldn’t. Everything is fluid. There are no rules. We have all become untethered from reality. We are floating in some shared electronic space, and when we try to make sense of it, we will only drive ourselves insane.
So maybe this one is actually pretty good. Maybe you should listen to it. Maybe we should all open our minds and let it all in and stop trying to question everything. (via)

Good luck out there, kids!

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Falyn Freyman is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Miami. She previously produced videos for Univision and edited music content for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Her work has been featured in Vice, Bustle, Broadly, Time Out, and other publications. She has a master's degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.
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