This week, pop world is awash with love, sex and ac­ri­mo­nious break-ups – well, it is nearly Valen­tine’s Day

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - TICKET STUBS - Ailbhe Malone

Track of the week Never Be Like You by Flu me

We’re so in to this sparkly twinkly track by Aussie pro­ducer Flu me. There’ s a sharp, wounded fe­male vo­cal( cour­tesy of Cana­dian singer Kai) and a wob­bly bass through­out the cho­rus.

The track is about want­ing to be some­one, but hat­ing who you are when you’ re around them. “What I would do to take away/ This fear of be­ing loved, al­le­giance to the pain ,” she sings. Truly ex­cel­lent.

Hero of the week is

Ge­orge of Union J. In a You Tube video, he ex­plained what was hap­pen­ing with his lovelife.

“I’ ve been read­ing a lot of spec­u­la­tion on­line as to whether I’ m straight or gay or bi, and it’s all th­ese la­bels, and it’ s a lit­tle bit old fash­ioned, and this is why I’m not go­ing to la­bel it my­self, be­cause it’ s not some­thing I feel I can la­bel.”

He went on, “I’ve had girl­friends that I’ ve loved and have been amaz­ing pe­ri­ods of mylife, but I’ve also had boy friends, and I just want you to know that whether I de­cide to be with a girl next or be with a guy next, it’ s be­cause I love them, and it shouldn’ t be a big deal.”

Zayn’ s

been clear­ing the post

Pil­low talk air. He told ra­dio sta­tion Z 100,“” It is about sex, there is ob­vi­ously sex in a re­la­tion­ship.

“It’s not the whole in­cen­tive of the song though, the ac­tual in­tent of the song is even though you have great times in are­la­tion­ship, you have re­ally bad times as well butt hat’s what makes it worth while be­cause you learn things and you go through ex­pe­ri­ences that bring you closer to­gether .” Con­sider us up­dated.

Zero o fthe week

is Roc Na­tion, ac­cord­ing to Rita Or a( left ). Ora had been su­ing the la­bel and wanted to leave, but Roc Na­tion are now counter-su­ing. Their lawyer stated that Roc Na­tion “tire­lessly pro­moted[ Rita’ s] ca­reer, in­vest­ing mil­lions in mar­ket­ing, record­ing and other costs, which was in­stru­men­tal in guid­ing Ms Or a to her cur­rent level of suc­cess and fame ”. Golly.

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