Following ‘Five Years 1969-1973’, last year’s 12CD collection of David Bowie albums, a new box set has been announced called ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976)’ that contains one unreleased one from 1974. It’s called ‘The Gouster’, it eventually "morphed" into Bowie's 1975 album 'Young Americans' – and here’s what we know about it.
Do you recall, not long ago – maybe, like, at the start of summer 2015 – the first time you heard 'Lean On', Major Lazer’s madly ubiquitous team-up with MØ and DJ Snake? The one that became the most-streamed song on Spotify ever last November? Yeah, well if you do, you’re probably going to compare that experience to the first time you listened to ‘Cold Water’, Major Lazer’s new team-up with Justin Bieber and MØ. Here’s five reasons you should be just as excited about this new track.
The inscrutable rise of [b]Desiigner[/b], the teenage rapper from Brooklyn who shot to fame after a sample on Kanye's 'The Life Of Pablo' album helped him to a US Number One single with 'Panda', has showed over the past few months that sometimes it doesn't necessarily take originality to be talked about, you just need a hook, element of intrigue or the ability to fill news feed inches.
Holy hell. It’s actually happening. At roughly the same time the ‘Be Here Now’ reissue was announced, Liam Gallagher took to Twitter to confirm his return to the studio. “Be afraid you so called troubadours and you plastic rock n rollers give your paper crown 1 last cuddle coz I'm on my way,” he typed, like some kind of iPhone-wielding Julius Caesar. The legend returns – and frankly, we’re quite excited.
Music can help in all kinds of situations, can soothe all kinds of pain. And even though what you’re going through seems so insurmountable and it seems nothing could alleviate the difficulties you’re going through, it is possible to find some solace in music. Because it's such a shared experience – much more so than films or books – many of us have songs that help us out when life seems hopeless. Even sad songs can offer their own kind of company, and remind us of the good times. Here are ten songs about loss that helped us here at NME through even the most difficult periods.