Poptimism, A Daily Dose Of Good News: Charli XCX, Ariana Grande And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 05/14/2020
Charli XCX

If you’re as silly as we are, you’re likely waking up, looking at your phone and encountering bad news almost immediately. Don’t get us wrong, it’s important to read a lot of this and be informed but we’re also in it for the long haul and maintaining a balance is important for your mental health.

Over the past few weeks, the music community has been hit hard by cancellations and postponements but they’ve pulled together to do what they do best – entertain! Livestreams, albums drops and memes have been putting a smile on our face daily so we thought we’d package it all together so you can get a dose of good news. We’ll publish every morning and we hope it meets your eyes before the bad stuff.

☻ Ariana Grande appeared on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe today to talk about some of her favourite artists. When it came to Doja Cat, she revealed that the pair have a song together. "I was able to work with her earlier this year on this song that I want to save for whenever it's time again, to drop," she said. We reckon that time might be now-ish?

☻ Charli XCX has revealed the tracklist for her forthcoming album how I'm feeling now dropping tomorrow. No doubt if you've been following her on this process you're going to recognise a few of the titles. We're particularly excited for Anthems and Detonate.

☻ The 1975 have dropped another song from Notes On A Conditional Form. Guys is a sweet ode to friendship and it's likely going to make you feel a little gooey inside.

☻ Harry Styles is releasing a video for Watermelon Sugar. The Fine Line favourite will get a music video soon and it looks like it was filmed pre-isolation on a beach. He's set up a website to tease it which gives little to nothing away.

☻ Katy Perry's forthcoming album looks to have a release date. KP5 will arrive on 14th August according to Amazon's Alexa - a very reliable source.