This week’s stars include James Arthur, bringing a new deluxe release of his latest album, Joel Corry and Calvin Harris preparing important shows, and Jax Jones dominating British radio playlists and organising pop-up surprise parties. Masked Wolf is hyping up NFTs on Twitter, Maceo Plex is announcing a new collaboration and another album, and Rijeka punk legends Paraf are going on tour in a new line-up!
James Arthur: Deluxe Edition of “It’ll All Make Sense in the End“
British pop star James Arthur has released a deluxe version of his latest album, “It’ll All Make Sense In The End“. The album was initially released in November last year with as many as 14 songs, and this version brings the fans six brand-new tracks: “Losing You“, “Lose My Mind“, “Nothing in the Way of Us“, “Religion“, „Be the One“ and „New Blood“.
Arthur wrote the lyrics for the first version of the album during the lockdown, in moments of introspection while reminiscing on his childhood. On the other hand, the songs that are part of the deluxe version provide a closer look at his musical beginnings and experience.
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Joel Corry: New Single “What Would You Do“ ft. David Guetta, Bryson Tiller
Joel Corry has revealed the details of his new single “What Would You Do“, which we expect to be released at any moment! Aside from the hitmaker whom we are eagerly awaiting at this year’s EXIT festival, this star-studded collab includes American singer and rapper Bryson Tiller and the local audience favourite, David Guetta. Corry had worked with Guetta before on the hit single “Bed“, which got them and RAYE a Top 5 spot on the British singles list.
Masked Wolf: NFT Hype!
Australian rapper and TikTok phenomenon Masked Wolf started this week by “unloading” his first NFT and sharing the experience with fans through his official Twitter account.
Getting real addicted to NFT trading, flipped my first NFT today and man this world is crazy! Get at me , let’s talk
— Masked Wolf (@maskedwolfmusic) March 14, 2022
From sharing his experiences and favourite NFTs with his Twitter and Twitch followers to his general fascination with this new era of digital art, Masked Wolf’s hype surrounding non-fungible tokens is only getting bigger.
Let us remind you that the EXIT festival also hopped aboard the Metaverse and NFT hype train by announcing its first special collection in collaboration with today’s biggest music stars. The collection will become available soon.
Calvin Harris and Joel Corry: Headlining BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival
Calvin Harris and Joel Corry, two stars we expect to see on EXIT’s Main Stage this summer, will also headline the prestigious Big Weekend music festival organised by BBC Radio 1 on May 28th. This will be the first live edition of Radio 1 Big Weekend since 2019. The festival has a tradition of almost two decades and gathers the most relevant names on the music scene each year.
Some #BigWeekend line-up news! Performing on the Main Stage on Saturday 28th May:
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) March 14, 2022
Jax Jones: “Where Did You Go“ #1 on the Big Top 40 List, Pop-Up Surprise Parties
After a month, the hitmaker, DJ, and producer Jax Jones and singer MNEK have returned to the top of the British radio Sky VIP Big Top 40 list, overthrowing Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift with their single “Where Did You Go?“. We wrote about this Jax Jones track two weeks ago in the first Newsflash when it reached #1 on the Official Trending list. More than a month since the release of his latest single, Jax Jones continues to dominate the charts.
— The Official Big Top 40 (@BigTop40) March 13, 2022
Meanwhile, his activity when it comes to performances is not waning either – Jax Jones has begun organising Midnight Snacks, free pop-up surprise parties. Fans can sign up via a form posted on Jones’ Twitter account. Then, the luckiest ones receive an invitation SMS stating the party’s location from their favourite artist himself! The last party was held this Wednesday in Dublin, preceded by a pop-up party in Nottingham, where Jax’s DJ set was recorded.
Maceo Plex: Teaser of New Collab on the Upcoming Album
This Newsflash week also brings social-network riddles from our favourite artists. This time the focus is on Maceo Plex, who used his Instagram account to post a teaser photo of a collaboration that will feature on his upcoming album for Lone Romantic Records. The picture does not show the face of his musical partner, so Maceo’s fans and followers can only guess who it is. The riddle was soon solved in the comments below the post, so the DJ and producer eventually confirmed that the mysterious person was Texas singer-songwriter J. T. Mudd, a.k.a. Ishi!
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Paraf: Touring in a New Line-up
Bands going on tour herald the return of the music scene and the entire industry to normal, and Rijeka pun legends Paraf are just beginning their tour along with the band Grad. The first concert will take place on April 1st at Exportdrvo, in both bands’ hometown.
Paraf is coming to Zagreb and Rijeka after two years in a new, eight-member ensemble meant to continue the band’s studio work and perform at concerts. They have recently released two singles, “Novi Berlin“ and “Dosta!“. They had this to say about their upcoming performances: “Finally! Paraf returns to the stage in Rijeka and Zagreb after two years! We are hungry for gigs outside our garage!“ as reported by Novi List.