Love him or hate him, Justin Bieber knows how to keep his name in the news. This time, however, it’s another musician who’s dragging him into headlines. To clear your head afterwards of the popstar’s fame, read on about Sia’s cover of Nat King Cole for Finding Dory, Arcade Fire’s surprise DJ set at the Louvre, Bat for Lashes’ unnerving video, Chance the Rapper’s enchanting music video, and Sheer Mag’s phenomenal TV debut.
Ruh-roh. It looks like Justin Bieber might be a little less original than all his fans give him credit for. The popstar is being sued for allegedly sampling work without permission in “Sorry.” Casey Dienel, the indie artist who performs as White Hinterland, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the Biebs and Skrillex (who produced it) for taking great influence from, if not outright sampling and altering, an excerpt of her 2014 track “Ring the Bell.” “As many of you that follow my career and work have already recognized, Justin Bieber’s song ‘Sorry’ copies the vocal riff prominently featured in my song ‘Ring the Bell,'” she wrote on Facebook. [Rolling Stone]
The ocean’s favorite fish will return to theaters on June 17. Finding Dory, the follow-up to Finding Nemo, will soon be on the big screen, so to hype up its release, Disney shared one of the film’s songs, a wild version of Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” by none other than Sia. The aptly-titled number sees sweeping, dramatic, swelling music back her crystalline vocals, churning out the kind of song Dory shouldn’t forget, but for some reason we think she may. [Consequence of Sound]
What separates framed art from art unfolding in front of you? It looks like Arcade Fire is ready to put that question to the test. Win Butler and Regine Chassagne took to the front of the Louvre in Paris to deliver a short, funky, sunny DJ set. As part of French street artist JR’s “JR at the Louvre” exhibit, the two filled the Jardin des Tuileries with live percussion, David Bowie singalongs, and more. Of course, the whole thing wasn’t filmed, but you can watch a snippet of it above. [Rolling Stone]
Natasha Khan is busy working hard on The Bride, her upcoming concept album that’s full of dark themes and even darker vocals. The Bat For Lashes frontwoman has shared a video for “Sunday Love” off the record, and it has us even more excited for the release. In it, Khan presents the death of the story’s fiance, a fiery crash that’s eerie in its solitude. Angels of death have never seemed more ominous. [Rolling Stone]
Fresh off the release of his Coloring Book mixtape, Chance the Rapper has shared the music video for “No Problem.” The clip sees him rapping from the roof of a car, goofing around in an airport, and singing beside Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and DJ Khaled. It’s a fun view not just for the song, but for spotting other celebs. Rappers of all heights in their careers appear. We won’t spoil who, though, so click on the video above and keep your eyes peeled. [Rolling Stone]
Normally late-night TV debuts aren’t the most notable thing. Sure, for the band performing it’s a big deal. Live TV! For thousands of people! But for viewers, it offers little excitement unless that musician is a big deal. Sheer Mag‘s TV debut last night, however, is fantastic. The Philly punk act hides from publicity, turning down magazine requests or money thrust their way for other offers. They’re DIY to the core. So to see them on Seth Meyers blasting their feel-good punk to masses who, likely, haven’t heard of them is fantastic. Check it out above. [Consequence of Sound]
Live in the LA area? Like food, music, and film? How about all at the same time? The Eat See Hear festival combines acclaimed chefs, rising musicians, and classic films into solid nights of festivities all summer long. The next event features a screening of The Big Lebowski, a performance from Opus Orange, and several food trucks from around the city. For a full schedule of upcoming dates, click right here.
Have a great weekend! We’ll see you back here on Monday for another Music Dispatch.
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