Ailbhe Malone pon­ders upon Katy P’s danc­ing uni­verse

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ILL Manors by Plan B Slightly out of our re­mit, this one, but it’s worth a lis­ten. This is Ben Drew’s rep­sonse to last year’s London ri­ots, and he’s ditched the soul­ful Strick­land stuff and gone back to his grime roots. With a cho­rus of “oi, posh boy!”, it’s not one for grannies, Nei­ther is the video, which is full of fire-bombed cars, happy-slap­ping and loot­ing. Drew’s got some salient points to make, though – check out the TED talk he did ear­lier this month.

Bieber’s been 18 for al­most a month now, and his first way to show­case his ma­tu­rity was to get Lil Wayne and Ke$ha on his new al­bum ( Be­lieve). The first sin­gle from the al­bum will be

Boyfriend, and it’s nice to see that the­mat­i­cally he hasn’t taken a huge leap. Though he’ll sing and rap on the song, he hasn’t ditched the nice-boy im­age.

Bieber ex­plains that on the track “ba­si­cally I’m talk­ing to this girl [say­ing] if I was your boyfriend I would never let you go”. We hope it was writ­ten pre-se­lena.

Katy Perry’s been pon­der­ing the link be­tween her per­sonal life and her songs. Though break-up an­them

Piece of Me is def­i­nitely in no way re­lated to Rus­sell Brand (it was writ­ten be­fore the split), Perry told

Ac­cess Hol­ly­wood that “it feels like my life plays out with these songs. I feel like I’m in some kind of weird

Truman Show where I’m like, ‘Why is this sin­gle ap­pro­pri­ate now and it wouldn’t have been ap­pro­pri­ate then?’ It’s just so crazy. I guess the uni­verse is kind of – we’re kind of like, danc­ing to­gether in some weird way.”

She added: “Does that make sense or am I be­ing too hip­pie? I think it’s re­ally im­por­tant for me to write songs that are still hon­est and re­lat­able be­cause that’s what ev­ery­one else is go­ing through.”

We can’t re­late to a danc­ing uni­verse, but maybe some Pop Corner readers have ex­pe­ri­enced some­thing like that. In which case, Katy’s the singer for you.

Katy’s look­ing a bit blue

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