Brit­ney’s diner, Carly’s curse and Iggy’s lovely horse

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - COVER STORY - Ailbhe Malone

Track of the week:

Brit­ney Spears Tom’s Diner Taken from the up­com­ing Gior­gio Moroder al­bum, this has all the mak­ings of a cult Brit­ney clas­sic. It’s a cover of the iconic Suzanne Vega track. A lit­tle bit kitsch, just the right amount of dis­tant, and with a vocoder mid­dle eight you’ll ei­ther love or hate. Could this be Brit’s new di­rec­tion? If so, we’re sub­mit­ting our re­quest for a Two of Hearts cover.

Zero of the week

is the huge suc­cess of Call Me Maybe, ac­cord­ing to Carly Rae Jepsen. The song over­shad­owed ev­ery­thing else on her sec­ond al­bum, Kiss, she tells the Guardian – if she’d had her way, it wouldn’t even have been the first sin­gle. “I was fight­ing tooth and nail for an­other song to be on the ra­dio. Even with I Re­ally Like You, I had been send­ing in songs ev­ery week to my la­bel and I had no idea that was go­ing to be the one that would work . . . I have zero ear for the ra­dio, ap­par­ently.”

Hero of the week

is Louis One Di­rec­tion, who has just set up his own record la­bel. Louis told the Sun: “This is some­thing I’ve wanted to do for some time. To be given the op­por­tu­nity to po­ten­tially give new artists a plat­form is an in­cred­i­ble feel­ing. I hope to sign some re­ally ex­cit­ing new artists down the line.” The first sign­ing? X Fac­tor alum­nus Jack Wal­ton.

In other news

Iggy Aza­lea told a US ra­dio sta­tion: “What do I like to do as a hobby be­sides rap­ping? I just bought a horse, so that’s some­thing I like to do that no­body sus­pects. I like jump­ing horses. It’s what I’m into.”

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Head over to YouTube to hear Lana del Rey’s new track, taken from up­com­ing movie The Age of Adaline.

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