BASTILLE has had three hit albums and is now using his skills to help someone else top the charts again – Lewis Capaldi.
British band frontman Dan Smith has revealed that he has been in the studio with Scottish star Lewis, who supported him on tour in 2019, and this could lead to a collaboration.
In an exclusive chat, Dan said: “I did some writing with him and it was really cool to see him.
“Obviously he’s had the most amazing time and I think he’s spending his time writing a lot of music and living his life.
“We love f***ing Lewis And we are very proud of everything he has done all over the world. It’s exciting to see what he’s going to do next.”
This isn’t the only person Dan has written tunes for, as he revealed that he almost cracked the code writing a song. rihanna – but fear that he may have fallen over the last hurdle.
He admitted: “There were some songs that I heard his team liked for a minute.
“I imagine with that project, they listen to so much music and work on it and will know when it’s right.
“There was a minute last year where I thought I had done it. But I don’t think it has happened.”
Although it would not have worked, Bastille — composed of Dan, Kyle Simmons, Will Farquharson and Chris Wood — still going from strength to strength and had the honor of recording the MTV Unplugged special, which airs next Thursday, December 23 at 9 p.m. on MTV.
Thankfully it was recorded weeks ago, as Dan is now trapped inside.
Speaking on Zoom, he told me: “I am in isolation at home. I have got covid. I am fine but this is the second time I have taken it.
“It seems like this happens to me every year at Christmas time.
“The ten-day separation ends next week so I can spend Christmas with my family.”
But Dan is happy with how the band’s MTV special has gone and, after the release of Give Me the Future on February 4, 2022, it has also given them some inspiration for their fifth album.
On the subject of recording it at London’s Porchester Hall last month, Dan – who teased that he was joined by some special guests – said: “We saw it as a new challenge and the best of the album we’ve made. Tried to nod, mixtape and some covers.
“The whole thing got us thinking about the music that we are going to make in the future.
“We’re about to release an album that’s very electronic, thinking about the future and technology.
“So in the middle of it, taking a two-week break to go in the opposite direction and just play acoustic instruments, was an interesting counterpoint to what we’re doing.”
His upcoming album will be unlike anything he has done before, as it is completely inspired by science fiction films.
Dan continued: “It was helpful to think, ‘Okay, we’re making a sci-fi album, so let’s go there musically, collaboratively and thematically.
“All the songs stand out individually but there’s a lot of lyrical themes that go all the way.”
ace of rita colors
If Will Smith ever wants to remake Men in Black, I might have found his new stars.
Rita and film director Taika posed in black outfits with big colors.
Never shy away from making her look sexy, Follow Me singer Rita opted for a backless mini dress with crystal straps.
While Down Under, Rita will return to the small screen here in the new year, when ITV’s The Masked Singer resumes.
She went to London in October to secretly film the show.
However, as soon as he was done, I can’t blame him for getting somewhere hot.
Ladbaby’s up 4 it
He overcame the odds in 2018 when he became a festive chart-topper with the spoof tune We Built This City.
The YouTube sensation’s sausage roll-themed hit was a parody of the Starship song of the same name – then it was also Christmas No. 1 in 2019 and 2020, with more pastry-themed numbers.
The race begins today with the announcement of the winner on Radio 1 on Christmas Eve.
So far, the bookies have a lot ahead of Ladbaby.
He also got Alt and Ed to sing with him on his track to keep the chart rivalry aside in the name of charity.
Book Mayked William Hill This Yule-tide gives the song odds of 1/8, while Alton and Ed are 5/1.
While LadBaby is raising money for food bank charity The Trussell Trust, another charity single, Laura Gone, by the podcast Have a Word, has been released in aid of two children’s charities.
The anti-festive track Krampus by Wigan band The Lathams has the same 33/1 odds as Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.
Ladbaby would be the only act other than The Beatles to have had four Christmas Number 1s – and no one has done it consistently.
Unlike Merry Christmas shopping, she seems to have wrapped everything up.
Simon is staying on the line
singer Said: “Simon is on it every day. He’s the producer of the show, and as I create the shows myself, I know you have to be everything in everything.
“But he is the master. He is the most successful show producer of the last 20 years, so if he has suggestions, everyone should listen.”
The show ended tonight and Gary said working on it was the most fun he’s had in years.
He said: “Everyone is on the edge of their seats on this show. The best thing for me is that I’m on the panel with all my friends. don french, I have worked together many times.
“It’s a lovely atmosphere and I think that’s what we need on TV right now – something really positive.”
Leigh-Anne £1m payday
Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s The accountant will be singing a sweet melody after earning nearly £1 million last year.
Their planned confetti tour, which will now take place in the spring, has been paid for despite the pandemic. leigh-anne’s The business formed in the nineties recorded a profit of £500,000.
Add that to your cash reserves and Leigh-Anne is sitting on a tidy £935,000.
It’s check-mate for Beyoncé.
The music icon showed off a bold look with this picture from her new Hall of Ivy collection.
Proving that if you need a good deed, you must do it yourself, Bey Modeling his own collection.
Speculations are rife that the superstar has wrapped up work on a new album for next year.
Singer Leon Bridges hinted at the news on Instagram after sharing a message from a friend who said the Hold Up singer was choosing vinyl colors for a new project.
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