Lorde titled her debut LP Pure Heroine, a fine if not dangerous play on words, pairing the slink and sex of broken rock n’ roll dreams with a model of feminine power. Little did she know that “Pure Heroine” would be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
“I just want my music to be accessible and for people of any demographic to enjoy it, and I try to approach that in songwriting and in the way that it’s crafted. I love pop music and I want to be able to make pop music with depth, that’s maybe heavier,” Lambert said.
For this installation of GRAMMY Gourmet, we spoke with Homme about his relationship with Bourdain, his favorite recipe (sorry folks, recipe’s secret), and advice for all those aspiring chefs out there.
“['Rough Water'] features the one and only Jason Mraz. I’m stoked to finally get to work with him, I’ve been a fan of his forever,” Travie McCoy said.
“Maybe someday we’ll film a music video fully naked,” Wesley Stromberg deadpans. “Blink-182 did that.”
“I don’t want to be someone’s dog walker and I don’t want to bartend and I don’t want be a waiter and I don’t want to be bellhop or work at a newsstand anymore, or any of those jobs that I was doing,” he said.
Caillat takes a different approach on her new single, stepping away from her acoustic guitar and utilizing keyboards and organs.
“We talked about collaborating, he emailed me a song he was in the process of working on, I lent my two cents, all by email. Then a couple of months later, we found ourselves appearing on each other’s stages.”
Grantland writer Rembert Brown decided to pen a letter to Kanye West in First Lady Michelle Obama’s stead, complete with struck-through asides and a whole lot of shade. Read satire at its best.
Right before last night’s (October 23), We Can Survive concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Sara Bareilles talked about going solo, the power of her song ‘Brave’ and being a woman in the music industry.