Et Cetera: André 3000, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tame Impala, Maxwell

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André 3000, Jack White, A Tribe Called Quest, and D’Angelo Walk Into a Recording Studio...

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Apparently last night, Andrew 3000, Jack White, D’AngeloTribe’s Q Tip and Jarobi White, Dave Chappelle, as well Rock himself, hit the studio to work on Three Stacks’ new album. This all according to Chris Rock (“Me , Dave , D-nice , jack white and jarobi hard at work on the new Andre 3000 album”). But he’s got photographic evidence! 

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We’ve been waiting for Andre 3000’s solo album since at least 2003. I’m not getting my hopes up, but it’s hard not to feel a little excited. 

Carly Rae Jepsen Has a Selfie Party in “Boy Problems” Video

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“Boy Problems” is one of the best songs on Carly Rae Jepsen’s Emotion, that 2015 pop gem that still gets regular play at my house, and today we get our video. Like the song and Emotion itself, the clip is stylish and smart. Petra Collins directs. 

Watch below:

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker is Working on New Music!

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Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker recently divulged that he has already been working on new music. Tame Impala’s last album, the excellent Currents, was released last summer, went on to sell 120k copies in America and win several big awards. 

This news comes with a caveat: “I don't know if it’s for Tame Impala or if it’s something I’m going to write for someone else, because I’ve been wanting to do that a lot more.” If Parker really is interested in writing for other people, I hope he writes for today’s pop stars—don’t forget, Rihanna already proved even his stock music is ripe for pop interpretation. 

A new Tame Impala album would be cool, too.

Here’s Rihanna’s note-for-note cover of “New Person/Same Old Mistakes”:

Maxwell Announces New LP 'Black SUMMERS’ Night', Shares New Song "Lake by the Ocean"

Maxwell has returned with a new single, “Lake by the Ocean”, the first from his new album Black SUMMERS’ Night—the sequel to 2012’s indentically titled BLACK Summers’ Night (spot the difference?). The new album is out July 1.

Listen to “Lake by the Ocean” below: 

Here is Maxwell discussing the track for nearly 20 minutes: