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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: a killer collaboration, a band trapped in surrealism, a wild trip, a cheeky tour announcement, and Justin Bieber re-imagined.


The Killers enlist Sir Elton John for their upcoming album



Elton John and Brandon Flowers

This past November, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers discussed growing up listening to Sir Elton John’s music with the Rocket Man himself. Now, Flowers will have the chance to work with him. In an interview with Shazam, Sir Elton John revealed his plans to accompany The Killers in Las Vegas to help write their new album. Here’s hoping it’s not “gonna be a long, long time” before we hear the results of their collaboration!


The Dead Weather release surreal “Impossible Winner” video




The Dead Weather have given us a music video for “Impossible Winner,” the latest single from their album Dodge and Burn. Filled with black-and-white carnival-esque images of surrealism, the video supplies eerie and stunning imagery for the ballad and complements Alison Mosshart’s commanding vocals.


BØRNS reveals tour and much more




WBRU favorite BØRNS was already making his way back to the area for Boston Calling this May, but on Monday, he released a complete set of North American tour dates. Just yesterday, he posted some mirror shenanigans to his Instagram. He was promoting his tour, but his, shall we say, bare derrière (NSFW) stole the show.


The 1975 groove to “Sorry”




The 1975 dropped by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge yesterday to cover Justin Bieber’s hit “Sorry.” The 1975 put an incredibly cool spin on the song, complete with funky licks and a sax to swing it out. Somehow laying back and driving forward at the same time, The 1975 don’t need to apologize for their brilliance.


Lana Del Rey features Father John Misty in trippy new video




Lana Del Rey drinks the literal Kool Aid in her new music video for “Freak.” Her characteristically haunting vocals are accompanied by scenes of Father John Misty tripping on acid and cozying up to a few beautiful women. In fact, Father John Misty admitted that this video was inspired by one particular acid trip he took at a Taylor Swift concert. As her song comes to an end, “Clair de Lune” takes its place for a particularly ethereal display of underwater acrobatics.

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