Daily Round-Up For February 6, 2014
Hello beautiful people! Welcome to the Daily Round-Up, redOrbitâ€™s assortment of all the latest, greatest, and most awesome music news of the day. Letâ€™s get right down to business.
R&B star Miguel has a new single out, entitled Simplethings. To promote the release, he stopped by the NPR offices to sit down for a chat. Among other topics covered, Miguel gave props to superstar rapper Kendrick Lamar for his recent success. You can listen to the story or read a transcript back at NPR.
The BBC Live Lounge has built up an incredible reputation for having popular artists on their program, getting great recordings of their performances, and then having them cover another artistsâ€™ song, usually with brilliant results. This week rapper Childish Gambino added to that illustrious catalogue (which recently featured Queens of the Stone Age playing Blurred Lines) with his cover of Iâ€™d Die Without You by P.M. Dawn. Check it out back at Stereogum.
And while weâ€™re talking about covers, pop musicâ€™s biggest entertainer Miley Cyrus recorded a cover of her own this week. In her case, the reimagined song was Whyâ€™d You Only Call Me When Youâ€™re High? by the British alt-rockers the Arctic Monkeys. The song, recorded during Mileyâ€™s MTV Unplugged special, is naturally acoustic in nature, but remains every bit as powerful as the original track. You can listen to her cover in full back at The Line of Best Fit.
Ubiquitous producer and performer Pharrell Williams has been confirmed to be performing at this yearâ€™s 84th Annual Academy Awards. Williams will play his song Happy from the movie Despicable Me 2, which is nominated for the Oscar for Best Song. You can check out the song and the full story back at The Line of Best Fit.
Everyone has been talking about the Superbowl Halftime Show, specifically about the Red Hot Chili Peppers and their apparently faked performance. Bassist Flea has posted an open letter explaining the circumstances of the situation, and the reasons for all the commotion. You can read the whole story and Fleaâ€™s full letter back at The Verge.
Weâ€™ll leave you today with what is probably the coolest thing to happen in a long time. And this story needs no explanation. If you follow the link back to Consequence of Sound, you will find this video of Dave Chappelle crowd surfing at a Skrillex concert. Have a happy Thursday!
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