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Friday
May262017

Corey Taylor confronts childhood sexual abuse in "The Therapist" TV appearance

Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesCorey Taylor confronted a very dark and painful moment in his childhood during his appearance on the Viceland show The Therapist this week. During his conversion with host Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh, the Slipknot frontman revealed that he was raped at age 10 by a 16-year-old who lived in his neighborhood.

"He would invite me over to his house to play music, and one day it became something else," Taylor said. "I didn't tell anybody for a long time because he threatened to hurt me, threatened to hurt my mom."

Taylor also opened up about attempting suicide when he was a teenager.

"I took a bunch of pills at my grandmother's house and just basically laid on the floor," he said. "And my ex-girlfriend's mom stopped at my grandma's house out of nowhere to check on me, to see how I was, [and] found me. An hour later, I'm drinking ipecac and throwing up into a bucket."

At the end of the conversation, Taylor speaks about how being a father has helped him overcome the traumas he experienced growing up.

"The only thing I ever wanted to be was a dad," he said. "I have three amazing kids. I never want my kids to go through what I went through."

You can watch Taylor's episode of The Therapist with a Viceland subscription via Viceland.com.

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Friday
May262017

Liam Gallagher announces debut solo single; will play Manchester benefit show 

Jeff Spicer/Getty ImagesLiam Gallagher has announced the details of his debut solo single. The track will be called "Wall of Glass" and, according to the U.K. iTunes store, it'll arrive June 1.

"Wall of Glass" will be the first single to be released from the ex-Oasis vocalist's debut solo album As You Were, which is due out this year.

Next week, Gallagher will play a hometown show in Manchester, England, which he's turning into a benefit show for the families of the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.

"It's outrageous. Just so sad," Gallagher tells the Manchester Evening News of the attack. "What can you do? It's just f****** out of order. There are kids and people dying all over the world. And for what?"

"The gig was going to happen anyway and we all have to do what we can," he continues. "I want to try and help pick people up. People like me, doing what we do, it's our duty to give people a good time."

Gallagher will cross the Atlantic for his debut U.S. solo show in August when he plays Lollapalooza.

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Friday
May262017

Josh Homme composes score for Cannes film "In the Fade" 

Tara Ziemba/WireImageJosh Homme provides the score for the film In the Fade, which is currently in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Speaking to Variety, director Fatih Akin says that having the opportunity to work with the Queens of the Stone Age frontman was a "big surprise."

"When I was writing [In the Fade], I was listening to a lot of music by Queens of the Stone Age," Akin says. "I had the feeling that this could be the music that the character was listening to. It has a self-destructive attitude and somehow the film is about self-destruction."

In the Fade, which is also the name of QotSA track, is about a woman seeking revenge against a neo-Nazi group after they murder her husband and son.

"I sent [Homme] a very early version of the film," Akin says. "He immediately called back saying he loved it and was blown away and that he would like to put his hands on it. We phoned maybe four or five times, sent 10 emails back and forth and then I had the music. It was a very uncomplicated, fast and very clean process of working."

Homme and the rest of Queens of the Stone Age have been working on a new album, the follow-up to their 2013 effort ...Like Clockwork.

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Friday
May262017

Solange cancels Boston Calling performance; Migos steps in

Columbia Records/Carlota GuerreroSolange has some unfortunate news: she won't be able to appear during this weekend's Boston Calling music festival. 

"I'm really really sorry/sad about this but I fought hard to only give u my best, & tons of production drama/delays got all up in the way, she tweeted, adding a sad face emoji. 

However, the Grammy winner promised she'd come back to do a "one off show" for her loyal fans, adding, "Making it my mission. I will give it, and you my all."  

Representatives for Boston Calling confirmed via their official Twitter that Solange won't appear, but that hip-hop trio Migos has been added to the lineup and will perform today. 

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Friday
May262017

Items from Keith Richards' New York City apartment to be auctioned in June

Credit: Mark SeligerIf you're a Rolling Stones fan who's wanted to own something personal belonging to Keith Richards, you'll get your chance when a collection of items from the rock legend's Manhattan apartment goes up for bid next month.

The auction, which will take place June 24 at Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York, will feature antique furniture, paintings, decorations and more from the Upper East Side residence Richards shares with his wife, model Patti Hansen, who purchased many of the items herself at antique stores on the East Coast and in London.

Among the pieces going on the block is tufted leather Chesterfield sofa Richards favored. Other items include three large floral paintings by French artist Jacqueline Marval, Persian rugs, a tea set featuring skull designs, and a shoe-shaped chair featuring a leopard print.

A few pieces from Richards and Hansen's Connecticut home also will be sold, including a wooden four-poster bed, Waterford crystal wine glasses, an Italian orange-glass decanter, and a pair of Flemish tapestry pillows.

Stair Galleries will offer a daily preview of the auction beginning June 10. The sale will take place at 11 a.m. ET June 24.

All proceeds raised by the auction will be donated to Prospector Theater in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Sphere of CT, which both support adults with developmental disabilities. Richards and Hansen have an affinity for these organizations because Patti has an adult nephew with autism.

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Friday
May262017

Listen now: Halsey and Lauren Jauregui sing about same-sex love on “Strangers”

Astralwerks RecordsHalsey and Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui have joined forces on a new LGBT love song, “Strangers.”

The ‘80s-inspired duet, which will be featured on Halsey’s upcoming album, is about a same-sex romance.

"I just love that Lauren and I are two women who have a mainstream pop presence doing a love song for the LGBT community,” Halsey says in a statement. “'Strangers' is just a love song that happens to use same-sex pronouns."

They two sing on the chorus, “We’re not lovers/We’re just strangers/With the same damn hungry/To be touched, to be loved, to feel anything at all.”

Both Halsey and Lauren identify as bisexual.

Halsey sophomore’s album, hopeless fountain kingdom, comes out June 2.

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Friday
May262017

Ed Sheeran breaks Australasian touring record; Pens new Rita Ora track

Luke ThomasEd Sheeran has broken a touring record Down Under. His stadium tour of Australia and New Zealand has expanded to 18 shows, surpassing the record for the most stadium dates for a single Australasian tour.

That record was previously held by AC/DC’s Black Ice tour, which hit 14 stadiums in 2010.

Due to popular demand, today Ed added new shows for Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Dunedin. The tour was previously expanded from seven to 14 shows.

"I've always loved coming to Australia and New Zealand,” Ed says in a statement obtained by Billboard. “So many amazing musicians have toured there and I am humbled to have broken these records."

Next, Ed could be on track to break the all-time sales record for an Australasian tour set by Dire Straits in 1986 when an estimated 900,000 people attended the band’s shows. Ed has already sold more than 710,000 tickets. Tickets for the new shows go on sale June 1.

Meanwhile, Ed has helped pen Rita Ora’s new track, “Your Song.” The single is about “feeling on top of the world,” according to Rita. She says she and Ed, who have known each other for years, “definitely click creatively.”

"Your Song" is the first single from Rita's Atlantic Records debut album; she signed a deal with Atlantic last June, after releasing her 2012 debut album, Ora, via Roc Nation/Columbia.  Still no name or release date for her Atlantic album, though.

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Friday
May262017

Listen now: Nick Jonas releases “Remember I Told You,” featuring Mike Posner and Anne-Marie

Island RecordsNick Jonas is sharing the spotlight on his latest song, “Remember I Told You.” The new track features his writing collaborator Mike Posner and Anne-Marie, who sings on Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye.”

“Remember I told you, I need you/Remember the spot that was there/All of the words that I’m saying/Are just a fancy way of saying ‘I care,’” Nick sings on the club-ready tune.

“With this song, I love this message -- I feel like it’s a position so many people have been in, where they feel like they’re not being heard…” Nick tells HERO magazine. “I feel like it’s a really humble way of asking for someone’s attention and begging to be heard after you’ve given so much to them.”

Nick says he started writing the song while he was on tour last year and showed it to Mike Posner, who was the special guest on the tour. Mike loved it, contributed some lyric ideas and then jumped on the track for a verse.

“Remember I Told You” is the lead track of Nick’s upcoming album. The album will be the follow-up to 2016’s Last Year Was Complicated.

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Friday
May262017

Keep 'em coming: Bryson Tiller releases "Somethin Tells Me" music video amid "True to Self" surprise release 

RoleXXBryson Tiller is on a roll. The recording artist not only decided to release his new album, True to Self,  a month ahead of its previously scheduled June 23 date, but he's also debuted a brand-spanking new video for his song, "Somethin Tells Me." 

The visual arrives just in time for Memorial Day weekend, and features a smattering of sexy swimsuit-wearing women modeling for Bryson, who's seen posing as a photographer.   

While there aren't any artist guest appearances on the disc, True to Self does contain lots of samples of the '90s R&B artists that inspired him, like Mary J. BligeBrandyFaith Evans and SWV.

The followup to Tiller's 2015 debut, Trapsoul, is available now on all the usual digital outlets.  

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Friday
May262017

Music to crash your "Cars" by: Brad Paisley's new tunes for a demolition derby

Walt Disney RecordsBrad Paisley is revving up his engines for Cars 3.

The West Virginia native contributes two songs to the soundtrack of the latest installment of the Disney franchise -- but he won’t be singing. Brad wrote the instrumentals “Truckaroo” and “Thunder Hollow Breakdown” especially for the animated feature.

If you’re listening for Brad’s tunes, you’ll find them in the Crazy 8 demolition derby sequence where Owen Wilson’s Lightning McQueen deals with total chaos. Both the movie and the soundtrack come out Friday, June 16.

The “Last Time for Everything” singer has a long history with the Cars films. He contributed “Behind the Clouds” and “Find Yourself” to the soundtrack of the original, and did “Collision of Worlds” and “Nobody’s Fool” for Cars 2.

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Friday
May262017

Ariana Grande offers "prayers and deepest condolences" to Manchester attack victims; plans benefit concert

Getty Images via ABCAriana Grande offered a very brief, heartfelt tweet last Monday following the attack at her Manchester, U.K. concert, and then stayed silent.  Today, the singer's offering a longer message to her fans, and to the attack's victims and their families.

Ariana begins, "My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones.  There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better,” she writes. “However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.”

She continues, “We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.”

Ariana goes on to announce that she’s planning a special concert in Manchester to honor the victims and raise money for their families.

“I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be a part of our expression of love for Manchester,” she writes. “I will have details to share with you as soon as everything is confirmed.”

Ariana concludes by saying she began her Dangerous Woman tour intending it to be a safe space for her fans: "A place for them to celebrate, to escape, to heal, to feel safe and to be themselves.  To meet their friends they've made online.  To express themselves."

She then declares: "This will not change that."

Ariana concludes: “We will continue in honor of the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy.  They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”

Twenty-two people were killed in the attack at the Manchester Arena, when a man carrying an explosive device detonated it, also killing himself and injuring 59 others.

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Friday
May262017

The Race Is On: Keith Urban leads country's two-track weekend

ABC/Image Group LA During a Memorial Day weekend filled with barbecues, picnics and pool parties, plenty of folks will also be headed to the racetrack -- and you can count lots of country stars among them.

Saturday, Keith Urban and Dustin Lynch will both be hanging out at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, playing the yearly Legends Day concert. The Aussie superstar won’t be able to stick around for Sunday’s Indy 500, however, since he has a gig at another track.

This weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida, Keith is just one of the stars set to play the Country 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Jake OwenBrooks & Dunn and Miranda Lambert are part of the Friday night lineup, while William Michael MorganDan + ShayThomas Rhett and Blake Shelton take the stage on Saturday.

Keith Urban goes on Sunday immediately before headliner Kid Rock, with Eric PaslayChris JansonKip Moore and Easton Corbin also on the bill.

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Friday
May262017

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Twelve years ago this week, this Checotah, Oklahoma native won American Idol, singing Martina McBride's "Independence Day" and dueting with Rascal Flatts on "Bless the Broken Road." Can you name her? ANSWER:  Carrie Underwood.

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Friday
May262017

In the Name of Les: U2's The Edge to be honored with 2017 Les Paul Spirit Award

ABC/Randy HolmesU2 guitarist The Edge will be honored with the second annual Les Paul Spirit Award on June 9 when the Irish rockers make their first-ever appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

The award is presented by the Les Paul Foundation to an artist who exemplifies the spirit of the late electric-guitar and audio pioneer through music, technology, engineering and innovation.

In conjunction with the honor, the Les Paul Foundation and Bonnaroo Works Fund will make a grant in The Edge's name to a charity chosen by the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer that reflects the foundation's mission.

The guitarist will receive the award at an intimate, invitation-only event organized by Bonnaroo Works Fund called "Bonnaroo Eats & Greets"  on June 9, which would have been Paul's 102nd birthday.  U2's headlining performance will take place at 11 p.m. that same evening on the Bonnaroo fest's "What Stage."

"I cannot think of anyone more fitting to be honored this year with the annual Les Paul Spirit Award than The Edge," says Les Paul Foundation executive Michael Braunstein. "Not only is he an extraordinary talent who has given us an incredible array of amazing music but he is also an innovator who understands that sound, technologies, and a personal creative spirit play a role in creating music that cannot be forgotten."

Founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir received the first annual Les Paul Spirit Award.

The 2017 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival runs from June 8 to June 11. Visit Bonnaroo.com for more details.

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Friday
May262017

Sia's bathroom break led to Camila Cabello's "Crying in the Club"

Epic RecordsWhen you're a chart-topping hit songwriter, an idea can strike at any time...even when you have to go to the bathroom.  That's how Camila Cabello's new single "Crying in the Club" came about.

As producer and writer Benny Blanco recalls to Billboard, he and Sia were writing together in L.A. when she had to take a break. "Sia was on her way to the bathroom and goes, ‘Oh, my God, I have a really good idea for a song!’ ” he says. “When she came back, we did the song in 20 minutes.”

When Blanco brought "Crying in the Club" to Camila, the former Fifth Harmony singer rewrote some of it, and then recorded it.  "It had a message about healing through the power of music,” she tells Billboard. “That theme was a key part of what I wanted for my album.”

“I didn’t want the album to just be about pain,” says Camila of her album, which is called The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving. She adds that the song "was a missing piece of the puzzle.” 

The album is due this fall.

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Friday
May262017

Five for Fighting to perform at National Memorial Day concert Sunday, parade on Monday 

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Five for Fighting will be appearing at this year's National Memorial Day concert in Washington, D.C., which will air Sunday night on PBS...and then follow that up with an appearance at the National Memorial Day parade.

Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik will perform his song "All for One" at the show, which also includes performances by Vanessa Williams, American Idol champ Scotty McCreery, Moana star Auli'i [ow OO lee] Cravalho and opera star Renee Fleming.

Other stars on the bill include Gary Sinise, Joe Mantegna and Laurence Fishburne.  The show also will be live-streamed on Facebook and on PBS.org, and be made available as Video on Demand through June 10.

John, as well as Daughtry, will also be performing at the National Memorial Day Parade on Monday.

In a statement, John says, "For those of you who are veterans, active service, or military families...Thank you for your sacrifice and being the heart and spine of our nation. Let Freedom Ring!"

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Friday
May262017

Trey Songz, Mystikal, Romeo Miller and more to play in Master P's charity basketball game

Trey Songz; James DimmockMaster P's Team Hope NOLA foundation and Essence are teaming up to host a celebrity basketball game in an effort to raise scholarship funds for New Orleans youth. 

Many stars, such as Trey SongzMystikal, Master P's son Romeo MillerJuvenileDoug E FreshSilkk The ShockerCurren$y and Ray J, have signed on to take part in the event at the Xavier University Convocation Center on June 29 during this year's Essence Festival.

In an official statement Master P explains, "It is extremely important to be able to help the young people from my hometown -- these children are challenged with so much. This is just my way of giving back and we can have some family fun doing it." 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit teamhopenola.org.  

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Friday
May262017

Roger Waters kicks off his Us + Them Tour tonight in Kansas City

Credit: Kate IzorRoger Waters' expansive Us + Them Tour of North America gets underway this evening in Kansas City, Missouri. The 55-date trek is mapped out through an October 28 concert in Vancouver, Canada.

As seen during his rehearsal concert last Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist will be playing a set made up mainly of well-known songs from his old band's classic 1970s albums, while also featuring several tunes from his forthcoming solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want?

Concertgoers will be treated to a selection of hits and fan favorites from Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall. Waters' touring band includes the powerful vocal duo of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from the indie-pop group Lucius, who previously performed with Roger at the 2016 Desert Trip festival and the 2015 Newport Folk Festival.

The show features a massive high-def screen onstage that displays captivating videos created to accompany each song, many of which reflect the pointed political and social commentary inherent in Waters' tunes. Adding to the concert are a series of other video screens that will drop from the ceiling and will stretch across the center of each venue. Fans also can expect a visit from a drone-controlled flying pig.

Here are all of the dates on Waters' Us + Them tour:

5/26 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
5/28 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
5/30 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
6/1 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
6/3 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
6/4 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
6/7 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
6/10 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
6/12 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
6/14 -- Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
6/16 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
6/20 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
6/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
6/24 -- Seattle, WA, Tacoma Dome
6/25 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
6/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
7/1 -- San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
7/3 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
7/6 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
7/8 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
7/11 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
7/13 -- Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena
7/16 -- Atlanta, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
7/18 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
7/20 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
7/22 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
7/23 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
7/26 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
7/29 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center
8/2 -- Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/4 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
8/8 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
8/9 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
8/13 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
9/7 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
9/11 -- Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
9/12 -- Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
9/15 -- Uniondale, NY, The New Coliseum
9/16 -- Uniondale, NY, The New Coliseum
9/19 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
9/21 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
9/23 -- Albany, NY, Times Union Center
9/24 -- Hartford, CT, XL Center
9/27 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
9/28 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
10/2 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
10/3 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
10/6 -- Quebec City, QC, Canada, Videotron Centre
10/7 -- Quebec City, QC, Canada, Videotron Centre
10/10 -- Ottawa, ON, Canada, Canadian Tire Centre
10/16 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
10/17 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
10/22 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, MTS Centre
10/24 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
10/28 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena

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Friday
May262017

Jennifer Lopez's "Bye Bye Birdie" Live postponed until 2018

Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCNBC has postponed its Jennifer Lopez-produced TV special, Bye Bye Birdie Live, from December to 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lopez's busy schedule is being blamed for the delay. She's already involved with two other NBC projects, including the police drama Shades of Blue and her upcoming dance competition, World of Dance, which she'll judge and executive produce. On top of that, there's her All I Have Las Vegas residency and she has a Spanish-language album on the way.

Bye Bye Birdie Live is based on the 1960 Tony-winning musical about an Elvis Presley-inspired heartthrob named Conrad Birdie, whose rock & roll lifestyle throws a small town into chaos when he's scheduled to give one of its residents a farewell kiss before he's drafted into the army. Lopez will play the girlfriend of Birdie's songwriter/agent.

This will mark the first year since 2013's The Sound of Music Live that NBC hasn't aired a live musical production. Others include Peter Pan Live, The Wiz Live and Hairspray Live.

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Friday
May262017

Bryson Tiller suprise-releases "True to Self" ahead of schedule 

Trapsoul/RCA RecordsForget about waiting another month to get your hands on Bryson Tiller's new album, True to Self.  Though the album was scheduled for a June 23 release, Tiller released the album as a surprise in the wee hours Friday morning.  The followup to Tiller's 2015 debut, Trapsoul, is available now on all the usual digital outlets.

The 19-track set is loaded with samples of the '90s R&B that inspired him -- artists like Mary J. Blige, Brandy, Faith Evans and SWV.

"There's some stuff you hear and it holds you over until something else new comes out," Tiller tells Rolling Stone of that music. "Those songs actually make you feel something. That's why I love 1990s music so much."

The album is more uptempo than Trapsoul, a result, Tiller says, of the experience he gained performing behind his breakout album.

"I'd never been in a lot of clubs and heard how my music sounded in these venues," he tells Rolling Stone of touring behind Trapsoul. "I don't want it to be a long slow concert, dull and boring, so I've got a lot of upbeat production on this one."

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