Pop Cor­ner

Ailbhe Malone goes to bed with a crys­tal in her hand

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC -


by Syl­van Esso

Cof­fee, We’ve been be­com­ing qui­etly ob­sessed with this lit­tle gem of a track. It has a ter­ri­bly in­die pedigree – the vo­cal­ist from Ap­palachian group Moun­tain Men, and a pro­ducer – but the re­sult is pop as such. Imag­ine a more world weary, more Ca­siotone El­lie Goudling – and we know we’re not sell­ing this well. With lyrics that sum up a small uni­verse (“I know my words will dry upon the skin,just like a name I re­mem­ber hear­ing / Wild win­ters ,warm cof­fee”), this track will melt your heart.

has con­fessed that she’s not a book­worm, telling Hello! that “I don’t have the at­ten­tion span to read a book.” It’s not for want of try­ing, she ex­plained. “I re­cently tried to read a bi­og­ra­phy of Michael Jack­son and lasted 16 pages. And I tried to read Fifty Shades of Grey and lasted 20 pages. I just get bored too eas­ily – even with that one!’’ Per­haps it’s her choices that are let­ting her down, but ei­ther way, she much prefers to re­lax by “be­ing at home on the sofa watch­ing telly with pop­corn and my dogs”.

Ch­eryl Cole

Mean­while, has turned his back on tra­di­tional mu­sic for­mats, telling Cap­i­tal FM that he’s look­ing for new ways to record mu­sic. “What is an al­bum now? It’s all about shar­ing now. I’d rather look at it as a collection of things to share. An al­bum - that’s like bor­row­ing from 1950s. It feels like such an out­dated for­mat. 16 songs? I’d rather do 45 Vines and pay at­ten­tion to six sec­onds.”


has made a new friend in Madonna, ap­par­ently. Katy says, “I’ve got to know her re­cently and she’s in­cred­i­ble . . . She had given me some ad­vice on how to main­tain my health through­out the tour.” Katy went on, “she had given me a num­ber for a crys­tal healer. Ev­ery­thing stems from people’s en­ergy so it makes sense. I sleep with a rose quartz in my hand at night. It’s sup­posed to help you find love and also heal your heart.”

Katy Perry

Will.i.am is sooo over al­bums

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