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: an online studio tour, an album release, and new songs from everyone from Green Day to Grimes.
Green Day release new single
It’s been four years since the last Green Day album, and the music world’s been feeling a void! Luckily, this Thursday, the punk rock kings returned to the scene with a bang. Or, rather, a “Bang Bang”—their new track, the lead single from their upcoming album Revolution Radio, has a title as explosive as its sound. Give “Bang Bang” a listen below!
CHVRCHES debut virtual studio tour
This Tuesday, CHVRCHES shared an in-depth look at the studio in which the band created their second LP Every Open Eye. The 360-degree virtual tour lets fans see the instruments and equipment the band uses to craft their sound, displays concert photos and videos, and is jam-packed with Easter eggs, like a video of frontwoman Lauren Mayberry doing vocal warm-ups. Dive into the tour here, and if you can’t get enough of CHVRCHES (who can, really?) grab a ticket for their September 20th show at Lupo’s!
BRU favorites release music on Suicide Squad soundtrack
This week, the full soundtrack for the hotly anticipated blockbuster Suicide Squad dropped, and several BRU artists contributed new songs! We’ve all heard twenty one pilots’ “Heathens,” of course (and heard about the drama that went down when it was leaked), but what about Panic! At the Disco’s cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody” or Grimes’ single “Medieval Warfare”? Give "Medieval Warfare" a listen here, and check out P!ATD's cover below!
Rae Sremmurd release new album, announce tour
Sibling rap duo Rae Sremmurd released their sophomore album, SremmLife II, today! The sequel to SremmLife, the 2014 debut that catapulted the brothers to fame, SremmLife II features collaborations with Gucci Mane, Juicy J, and more! To support this new LP, Rae Sremmurd will embark on their first headlining tour this fall. Find tickets here, and check out their interview with BRU below for some throwback action.
Chance the Rapper premieres new track in Nike ad
Since his arrival on the rap scene in 2010, Chance the Rapper has received countless accolades for his lyricism on mixtapes like Acid Rap and Coloring Book. This week, the Chicago native contributed his creative prowess to a new project: Nike’s “Unlimited” campaign. The campaign, comprised of a series of videos meant to honor athletes at all levels of competition, features an appearance from CTR in an ad called “Unlimited Together.” In the spot, Chance performs a new song that backdrops videos of the US Olympic basketball teams. The spare, patriotic track conveys a simple message of support and unity. Check it out below!