RITA ORA RELEASES ‘HOW TO BE LONELY,’ CO-WRITTEN BY LEWIS CAPALDI: Rita Ora’s new song “How to Be Lonely,” co-written by Lewis Capaldi, is out now. Ora debuted the new track – her first of 2020 – on Friday. “Sometimes you write songs and you sing them and you go, ‘I’m f*king sh*t at this,’” Capaldi previously explained in an Instagram Story. “I said, ‘I don’t know, I’m not very good at singing this.’ And they go, ‘How about you get someone who can sing it?’” “And now a baby’s been born,” Rita added.
DONALD GLOVER (AKA CHILDISH GAMBINO) RELEASES SURPRISE ALBUM FEATURING ARIANA GRANDE & SZA: Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, provided fans with new music on Sunday in the form of a 12-song surprise album, available at DonaldGloverPresents.com. The album does not appear to be titled beyond Donald Glover Presents, and features 21 Savage, Ariana Grande and SZA. The album is not yet available on any streaming services beyond the official landing page. It is not yet known if this is his “final” album that he has been working on for years, but it includes his 2018 single “Feels Like Summer,” “Warlords” and “Algorythm.”
ELLIE GOULDING RELEASES ‘WORRY ABOUT ME’ FT. BLACKBEAR: Ellie Goulding has released a new track called “Worry About Me,” featuring Blackbear. Ellie also announced that her new album will be released on June 5th, with the album title and details to be revealed soon. “Worry About Me” is the first new music from Goulding this year and follows her recent releases “Sixteen,” “Close To Me” and “Hate Me” as well her recent cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River.” The video, directed by Emil Nava, is set in a surreal woodland in middle America. Featuring dark and sinister animation, the visuals for “Worry About Me” see Goulding take control after being stranded in a remote cabin with twin blackbears, who tear around causing mayhem.
AVA MAX RELEASES ‘KINGS & QUEENS’ SINGLE: Ava Max has released her new song, “Kings & Queens.” The song is the first to be released from her upcoming debut album, due out later in 2020. The song is described as “imagining a better world in which everyone is treated with respect,” and was co-produced by Cirkut and RedOne. “If all of the kings had their queens on the throne / We would pop champagne and raise a toast / To all of the queens who are fighting alone / Baby, you’re not dancing on your own,” she sings.
JOJO RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘MAN’: JoJo has released her new single “Man,” an empowering tune that finds her committed to enjoying being single until she finds a partner who is truly worthwhile. For the music video, directed by Marc Klasfeld, JoJo recruited friends Tinashe, Ari Lennox, Francia Raisa, JoJo Gomez, and JinJoo of DNCE to celebrate their independence alongside her. “Man” is the official single from JoJo’s upcoming new album good to know, set for release May 1st. JoJo also set to take the new album on the road with her good to know Headline Tour, kicking off April 21st in Seattle.
DAVID FOSTER & KATHARINE MCPHEE’S FULL SPRING TOUR IS POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: David Foster is rescheduling all of the dates on his upcoming spring tour with wife Katharine McPhee. The 70-year-old music producer and songwriter previously rescheduled all of his March concert dates due to a medical procedure he recently had. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, he has decided to postpone the rest of the tour as well. The tour was going to resume in mid-April and was supposed to run until mid-May.