Daily Round-Up For July 28, 2013
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To start off, John Williams has signed on to create the music for the upcoming seventh Star Wars film. He is one of the most decorated composers in history – his films credits include Jaws, Indiana Jones, and all six previous Star Wars films. The full story can be found at the Verge.
Remember when Jay Z performed his song Picasso Baby for six straight hours a couple of weeks ago? Apparently that stunt is going to be turned into a HBO special. He released a video preview and a statement about the project, and after watching it, I have to say it looks like an extremely interesting potential film. To read and watch all of the details, just head back to The Line of Best Fit.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter JJ Cale has tragically died of a heart attack. He was 74. For a very tasteful and respectful tribute to Cale’s legacy, you can follow the link to Consequence of Sound.
A big honking electronic music festival is going on right now in Belgium. It’s called Tomorrowland 2013 and it looks like everyone is having a grand old time over there. For starters, electronic music blog the Dancing Astronaut has posted a recap of the first day. That can be found at this link. And in addition to that, you can check out producer Hardwell’s full set from the festival, also at the Dancing Astronaut. This link will take you to the video.
Lana Del Rey is apparently planning to release a 30-minute film called Tropico. There’s really not that much information to be found about the project as of yet, safe for the announcement that Del Rey tweeted herself. She will share the spotlight with model Shaun Ross, the film was co-produced by producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin, and directed by Anthony Handler. Besides that, it’s all a mystery. Del Rey has flirted with the long-form video format before. The music video for her song Ride is ten minutes long and features all the trappings of a short film. The link to that video, as well as all of possible the information about Tropico, can be found at Stereogum.
And that is all the news we have for today folks! Hope you have a great day! You can check out my other articles here. Have questions, comments, suggestions, or love? Or do you have an opinion on any of the music featured in today’s Round-Up? I’m dying to hear from you! As always, you can contact me through my email, or through Twitter @RobinCopple1. If you would like, I can include your message in a future edition of the Round-Up!