Best music news of the week: Olivia Rodrigo's Brutal video, Justin Bieber x Skrillex collab, and more
There was so much to take in from Olivia Rodrigo's 'Brutal' music video. Although born in 2003, the artist channelled Y2K vibes through a glitchy video (a vision brought to life by Petra Collins), artful digital additions, and a myriad of beauty looks.
There was also a nod to Britney Spears as the 'Sour' singer fronted a white sparkly dress, the same as the Roberto Cavalli dress the icon wore to the 2003 American Music Awards.
You can watch the 'Brutal' music video here.
Skrillex has released his latest single, titled 'Don't Go', with the help of artists Justin Bieber and Don Toliver who are featured on the track. The artistry new visual to accompany the song made its debut earlier this week showcasing the trio as live art in a number of exhibits. Bieber also sports a new look with dreadlocks.
This isn't the first time Skrillex and Justin Bieber have worked together. The American DJ produced 'Sorry' for Bieber's 2015 LP, 'Purpose'.
Watch the music video here.
Doja Cat will host the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards on Sept 12, marking her first hosting gig at an awards show.
Set to be broadcast from Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the artist will also have a chance at taking the podium where the winners are announced as she's nominated in five categories this year, including Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.
Last year, the 'Kiss Me More' singer performed a medley of 'Say So' and 'Like That', and took home the Moon Person for Best New Artist.
We know The Weeknd has had a quite a busy summer working on his highly-anticipated forthcoming album and finally, we've been given some more details as to when to expect it.
Speaking to Hypebeast, the artist confirmed that he is already in the final leg of finishing the album and that fans can expect it to be done “by the end of this month”.
The 'Save Your Tears' artist is also working on his new HBO series, developing with Euphoria creator Sam Levinson.
It is reported that Kanye West is looking for a new moniker, one that sounds familiar. The artist has filed to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to his longtime nickname, Ye. The TMZ reports also mentioned that no last name was included and he is currently waitin for a judge grants him an official name change.
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