Lana Del Rey set­tles into fame, and Years and Years stick up for LGBT youths.

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

TRACK OF THE WEEK In­struc­tion by Jax Jones, Demi Lo­vato and St­ef­flon Don

An­other week, an­other De mi Lo­vato track of the week. Friends, it is in­deed sum­mer. First of all, this track con forms to Song of the Sum­mer sta­tus by list­ing very sim­ple dance in­struc­tions. Se­condly, it fea­tures De mi de claim­ing her bad ass sta­tus and telling others to do like­wise. It’s just as good at pump­ing you up be­fore a meet­ing as it is get­ting you onto the dance floor. Sim­ply put, it’s a banger.

He roof the week is Danielle

H aim who told the BBC :“There’ s so many amaz­ing women that work in mu­sic and I think it’s time more girls looked into be­ing en­gi­neers and stu­dio tech­ni­cians. I think there’ s the feel­ing that we are com­ing to­gether now and we want to make a dif­fer­ence and we want to in­spire women .”

Mean­while, Lanadel Rey has found away to cope with fame, she told Pitch fork .“It takes so much foot work. Get­ting over the un com­fort abil­ity of be­ing the one per­son in the room who every­one rec­og­nizes. The last fewyears, I’m out all the time: clubs, bars, shows. For years I was more qui­etly in themix, al­ways through the back door, do not tell any­one I’ m com­ing. And now I’ ve re­laxed into it where I’ ll just show up. I don’ t need a spe­cial ticket. I’ll just go sit wher­ever. It feels a lit­tle more like I’m my­self again.

Zero of the week wasthe L GB T-aware­ness a this school, Olly Years and Years told the Evening Stan­dard :“I think I knew I was gay from a very young age, prob­a­bly in pri­mary school. By sec­ondary school I was justin de­nial. It wasn’ t un­til I was 18 or 19 that I fully ac­cepted it and came out to my friends and my mum .” He went on ,“I went to a bog-stan­dard com­pre­hen­sive school, and there wasn’ t such a thing as LGBT peo­ple–they just didn’t ex­ist. There was no in­clu­sive sex or re­la­tion­ship ed­u­ca­tion– Ifeel like that re­ally would have helped me .”

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