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 touching tribute, a secret show, and more!
Against the Current’s Chrissy Costanza pays homage to Hayley Williams
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) March 8, 2017
On International Women’s Day, Against The Current lead singer Chrissy Costanza thanked an important influence in her life: Paramore’s Hayley Williams.
“I wasn’t cool, I wasn’t powerful, I wasn’t a leader,” Chrissy writes. “Hayley changed that.”
Hayley responded via Twitter, saying: “Love the pieces you’ve been writing—you’re inspiring so many.”
Hey Violet reveal new single, “Break My Heart”
The band’s forthcoming album is due for a 2017 release, and vocalist Rena Lovelis said of it:
“Our sound has definitely evolved and transformed over the years. It’s moving to a place where we’re more capable of experimenting with new sounds and toying with synths. You can hear this already when you compare our first and second EPs, and this will definitely be clear when the album is ready.“
Check out “Break My Heart” above!
All Time Low play hits at secret show in London
This past week, All Time Low teased a concert by their “friends” the Young Renegades on Twitter.
Our friends in the Young Renegades are playing a special show at Bush Hall tomorrow night. We’ll be there, will you? https://t.co/m3PCd7hSnC
— All Time Low (@AllTimeLow) March 8, 2017
Instead, ATL held a secret show as the Young Renegades! The band played tracks from their new album, Last Young Renegade, which is slated for a June 2nd release, as well as some older hits from So Wrong It’s Right. Watch their performance of “Guts” above.
Panic! At the Disco release T-shirt to support Planned Parenthood
— Panic! At The Disco (@PanicAtTheDisco) March 8, 2017
Panic! have released a benefit tee, and all proceeds will go toward Planned Parenthood. In a heartfelt note this week, frontman Brendon Urie wrote:
“I’m Brendon Urie and I stand with Planned Parenthood. We’re doing these shirts to show our love and admiration for a cause that offers help for so many people—over 2.7 million women and men, in fact. I also refuse to succumb to intimidation or threats, it’s really the least we can do. So thank you for your love and support and for taking the time to care.”
Tom DeLonge says he could return to Blink-182 in “days”
Former Blink singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge maintains that he could return to the band any time he’d like. Though he parted ways with the band in 2015, he told the San Diego Union Tribune that, “Blink is in my DNA. I talk to Travis [Barker, drummer of Blink] quite a bit and we try and figure out how and when it’s going to make sense. It’s not like I walked away. They have someone doing my job for me. It’s just that I’m so busy. If I wanted to, I could be back (in Blink) in a period of days.”