POP COR­NER

Snake­hips are on a downer, Ed Sheeran has no time for glitz

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS - Ailbhe Malone

Track of the week:

All My Friends by Snake­hips Good-time girl Ti­nashe guests on this del­i­cate downer of a party track, singing about how “all my friends are wasted/ an­other Fri­day night I’ve wasted”. The song is al­most told from the op­po­site point of view to T’s break­out sin­gle Two On. Imag­ine it’s sung by an­other guest at that party, one who’s per­haps tasked with driv­ing ev­ery­one home at the end of the night.

Hero of the week is softy Nathan Sykes. Nathan (ex-The Wanted) is su­per proud of how his for­mer band­mate Jay is do­ing on Strictly. Nathan told Loose

Women: “I really sobbed that first night be­cause I just didn’t ex­pect him to be that good. In The Wanted we strug­gle walk­ing. It takes us about three days just to walk in for­ma­tion. So to see him do­ing stuff like that . . . I am so proud of him.” Pop stars, they’re just like us, Ed Sheeran told Rolling Stone Aus­tralia. “At award shows, I never really feel like I fit in, but I think most artists feel the same way. We all put on a front to sit there. But, I mean, I went to Tay­lor’s 4th of July party and it was just her and her mates and it was per­fectly chilled, there was no real glitz or glam­our to it.”

Zero of the week is the mu­sic in­dus­try, reck­ons Jess Glynne. She told the Ra­dio Times that “women get judged more eas­ily. A girl can make a fuss and she’s a diva but a guy does the same and he’s tough.” She went on: “It’s eas­ier for a girl to get sup­pressed in say­ing things than it is for a guy. That’s why I’m adamant that I won’t not speak my mind for fear of be­ing judged.”

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