Eden spreads his pop wings; Rita Ora tack­les her anx­i­ety head-on

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

TRACK OF THE WEEK Eden - Sex Ig­nore the dead-edgy ti­tle, and dig a lit­tle deeper. You’ll find a new Pop Cor­ner fave about to emerge from their chrysalis and be­come a pop but­ter­fly. Eden is the project of ex­cit­ing Dubliner Jonathon Ng, who was brought up in Dublin and Hong Kong. He’s got­ten a shout-out from Lorde, and does a wicked ver­sion of Bil­lie Jean. But Sex is the track that’s go­ing to kick things off prop­erly. As Ari­ana Grande would say, we’re so into it, we can barely breathe.

Hero of the week is Rita Ora, who spoke openly to

Cos­mopoli­tan about her treat­ment for anx­i­ety. “I’m not scared to ad­mit I’ve had ther­apy. I have some­one I speak to once a week. Peo­ple suf­fer from it in dif­fer­ent ways, but for me, it’s more about think­ing about the long-term goal. I’m a very ‘in the mo­ment’ per­son, so if I have to do some­thing there and then, I’ll be fine. But if I think about it, that’s when anx­ious thoughts start go­ing on.” Good on you, Rita.

An­other week, an­other

celeb who wants to catch ‘em all. While Pop Cor­ner fans may re­mem­ber that Ri­hanna isn’t a poké-master, Brit­ney re­vealed she is ob­sessed with Poké­mon Go. She told an Aus­tralian ra­dio sta­tion, that her kids “are ad­dicted to it, they’re con­stantly talk­ing about it, and I’m in­tro­duced to these new Poké­mon ev­ery­day. They got me to go shop­ping all over the mall to look for Poké­mons. I was like, ‘Well you know what, it’s sum­mer we have noth­ing to do to­day, let’s go look for Poké­mon!’.”

Zero of the week goes to the fan who took a photo of sleep­ing Niall Ho­ran on a plane. Niall was sick and re­quested no pho­tos, but he woke to a pic of him snooz­ing. He tweeted: “I think this shit is un­real. I mean if you can’t sleep on a plane with­out peo­ple tak­ing pho­tos of you, what can u do.”

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