POP COR­NER

Bieber gets bet­ter, Derulo’s pool party, go swiftly to Tay­lor

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

Track of the week: Sorry by Justin Bieber Wow, third-wave Justin Bieber is hit­ting all the right marks (first wave: Baby and floppy fringe; sec­ond wave: Boyfriend and white out­fits). Sorry is a co-write with one of the best peo­ple in pop: Justin Tran­ter (Hailee Ste­in­feld’s Love My­self, Se­lena G’s Good For You etc). Once you hear Sorry, you’ll never get it out of your head. Sorry. (Sorry.)

Hero of the week is Michael 5SOS, who told ABC ra­dio about the pow­er­ful mes­sage on their new al­bum. “I loved the first al­bum but we didn’t have that much life ex­pe­ri­ence at that point. So I think this one… we’ve been through some stuff and I think we’ve kind of dealt with a few things. I think it comes out in this al­bum and it’s more per­sonal…” He went on: “It was like a real re­lease to write about some of the stuff that we have. And es­pe­cially to get into talk­ing about top­ics like... there’s an anti-sui­cide an­them, you know. It talks about lone­li­ness and stuff like that. That was some­thing that we didn’t get to ex­plore on the last al­bum, but you know, it’s re­ally im­por­tant to us on this al­bum.”

Zero of the week is Ja­son Derulo’s pool party. Ja­son told the Sun it all got a bit out of hand. “I had a party at my house and it was pretty crazy... Girls could di­rect mes­sage pro­mot­ers to get to the party and those pro­mot­ers would de­cide who they wanted to come. It was fly, we were hav­ing a lot of fun. Then ... a he­li­copter starts cir­cling my house. I’m like, ‘What the f***?’ An hour later 50 po­lice of­fi­cers come barg­ing in. Be­cause of noise com­plaints.”

Now click here: Get over to YouTube to watch Tay­lor Swift per­form a stripped-back ver­sion of Out of the Woods

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