Katy B has no notion of going home; Ed Sheeran’s going silent
TRACK OF THE WEEK
Katy B, Fourtet and Floating Points
As Christmas draws closer, we thought we were were ready to get snuggly by the fire. But like a 9pm “u out?” text message on Stephen’s night, Katy B has roused us from our cosiness. With a touch of Flowers by Sweet Female Attitude, Katy sings about how she really should go home, but the music is too damn good. Why calm down when you can stay out?
Hero of the Week is Ed Sheeran, who has quit social media. He posted his decision on his Instagram explaining: “I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while. I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last five years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes so I’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I’ve missed.” He went on, “To my family and friends, if you love me you’ll understand me buggering off for a bit, to my fans, the 3rd album is on its way and is the best thing I’ve made thus far. See you all next autumn.”
Zero of the Week is tabloid drama, Rita Ora told Refinery 29. “I used to be obsessed with it. I would Google my name and blah, blah, blah.” But she’s since learned to let it go, “even talking about it now makes it a topic of conversation. The gossip side doesn’t affect what I do. The personal stuff of actually, like, being in a relationship is what affects me.”