G-Eazy, Blueface, YG, And Allblack Show Love To California In ‘West Coast’ Video

G-Eazy wanted to spill about his love for California, so that’s exactly what he did with the dance-inspiring, homeland-admiring “West Coast.” When he released the track last month, it only featured the “Thotiana” rapper Blueface. Now, G-Eazy has dropped the official visual with an expanded roster of Blueface, YG, and ALLBLACK. This dancing energy has been expanded immensely; you’ll be bopping with a red cup in your hand by the time that the video is over. Don’t ask, the cup just materializes in your hand about halfway through.

Ah, the sweet views of California. “West Coast” does a great job of showing the beauty of palm trees and packed residential streets. Of course, there are your lavish cars and stuffed bundles of money that make you salivate like the steam wafting from a fresh, medium-rare steak, but the real beauty lies in the landscape. The California Republic flag billows in the soft winds of early morning. The sky is vast, cloudless, and inviting. And it’s all shot in black-and-white too, so it almost feels like looking at one of the liveliest noir films in movie history.

Each of the four rappers rules a quadrant of the video with their charm. G-Eazy’s a slinky, straight-faced lyricist that smirks a tad as he raps about his respect for his domain as well as brags about a few choice business moves. Blueface is the West Coast, according to his bars. His wide grin and all-teeth smile are the real deal. ALLBLACK is a little looser and rougher with his Reverse Flash-like flows, moving quickly like a bull in a porcelain shop while maintaining a straight face. He’s cooler, calmer. YG’s tiny shades and cartoonish fashion sense make him a magnet for the eyes. But his charisma translates beautifully, rounding up the balanced cast.

G-Eazy released his last studio album The Beautiful & Damned in 2017. He performed at the 2018 SnowGlobe Music Festival alongside artists such as Rae Sremmurd, Goldlink, Tyga, and more.

Take a look at the video’s bursting neon lights up above.

14 K-pop Songs To Listen To When You’re Feeling Fiery This Aries Season

By Tássia Assis

Feeling something different in the air? The spring equinox took place last week on March 20, and with it a new astrological season also began. Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac, brings a much welcome energy shift after a month under Pisces’s hazy influence (not to mention Mercury Retrograde) and fires our engines for a blooming new start.

Aries are known for being energetic, assertive, encouraging, adventurous, and attuned to physicality. They love to get things going and are rendered the pioneers of the Zodiac for their relentless enthusiasm and bold attitude.

However, all that flaming energy can burn. Aries is represented by the ram, and often embodies the animal’s heads-on approach to anything crossing their path. Many natives of the sign are known to act on impulse, and their infamous short temper can burn bridges in the blink of an eye. It’s not that they do it on purpose, but Aries — in their swift, ready-to-go mindset — has a tendency to run over important steps, and leave the impression of being confrontational and tactless.

The upcoming weeks offer a perfect opportunity to channel Aries’s enthusiasm and start manifesting our desires with their characteristic boldness and charm. But it’s also a time to tune in to our anger and think twice before setting entire rooms ablaze. Here is a K-pop playlist to ignite their powerful energy within you:

(Lyrics via Color Coded Lyrics)

  • Bom, “Spring”

    After years in hiatus due to an alleged “drug smuggling” controversy, Bom (whose name also means “spring” in Korean) couldn’t have chosen a better time for her comeback. The singer, an Aries herself, holds the sign’s characteristic drive despite adversities and now enjoys well-deserved recognition in this new phase of her career. While tinted with winter melancholy, the soft R&B track brings genuine Aries wisdom: No matter how much you suffered, a new beginning can always blossom.

    Biggest mood: “Spring will be there for me / Beautiful flowers / When this cold wind passes / When my heart melts down / Spring again / Will Spring come to my heart again.”

  • B.A.P, “Warrior”

    The recently disbanded B.A.P had two Aries in its lineup: Yongguk and Himchan. The former worked as a writer and producer for a significant part of the group’s discography, and many of the sign’s characteristics shaped B.A.P’s unique sound. Yongguk was also a skilled leader — another Aries trait — and nowadays develops his talents through a soul-baring solo career. “Warrior,” with its aggressive mix of hip-hop, socially conscious lyrics, and groundbreaking choreography, was an unforgettable K-pop debut, and it still influences boy groups today. Aries is not only known as a trendsetter, but also as a warrior, and this release couldn’t translate it better. There is no time to catch a breath as the song’s hard-hitting elements put us right in the battle ring, ready to fight for our beliefs like Aries natives do.

    Biggest mood: “Warrior / Lose yourself under the sun / Start a fire in my heart / Warrior / A little faster than a bullet / Pierce into your heart.”

  • Blackpink, “Playing with Fire”

    Blackpink is home to Lisa, a fiery Aries whose confidence and charisma never cease to amaze. In “Playing with Fire,” the group channels the sign’s blazing energy quite literally to present a more passionate side of the rams. Between fire pillars and risky rendezvous, the girls sing about the dangers of a burning love. While Aries might seem careless at first, they do hold intense feelings that can quickly set a metaphoric arson. Hence, the warning not to play them is fitting — without careful management, everything might get caught up in flames.

    Biggest mood: “My love is on fire / Now burn baby burn / Playing with fire / My love is on fire / So don’t play with me boy.”

  • SF9, “Now or Never”

    Is there a better motto for Aries impulsiveness than “Now or Never”? In this dark and mysterious club anthem, SF9 eagerly place all their bets on a heated passion. The use of gambling dice and backgammon boards throughout the visual reinforce the competitive lens through which Aries often see the world. Aries hate to lose, especially when something — or someone — they want is on the line. Of course, that behavior leads to unpleasant consequences that the rams will inevitably have to face — but that’s a whole other story.

    Biggest mood: “I did it / Oh, there was no time so I did it / Baby, I did it right there / Oh, I put everything on the line, I did it.”

  • Kara, “Lupin”

    Kara’s “Lupin,” one of 2010’s greatest hits, marked the group’s introduction to a more mature concept. With its unforgettable synths and brisk tempo, the song galvanizes a desire to take over the world in the most Aries way. The rams love to be No. 1, no matter what it takes. That’s when their inner warrior comes out and, equipped with laser focus, relentlessly works to claim what they want. (As the chorus says, “It’s mine.”) This powerful drive is certainly one of the sign’s most inspiring blessings, and we can all use some of that energy in our daily lives.

    Biggest mood: “Now go out carefully, one by one / Put the pieces of the world together / Do you want something special, do you want it to be yours? / Start now.”

  • Pentagon, “Runaway”

    With three Aries in their lineup — Jinho, Hongseok, and Yeo One — Pentagon is another group that radiates the sign’s energy. “Runaway” builds up slowly but confidently, in preparation to “run into the fire.” The choreography is another highlight of this release, powering up and taking space to fill the subdued instrumental chorus. In fact, the very need to get active by running is quite Aries, as they can’t stand on the sidelines for too long and yearn to do things. While “Runaway” is not exactly a battle chant like B.A.P’s “Warrior,” it revels in being a compelling build-up to the clashes Aries loves to partake in.

    Biggest mood: “I’m a player that goes high / I don’t need pressure / But even if you block me / I stand up / Live, live / I’m living the life I wanted.”

  • Yezi, “Cider”

    Yezi, who was part of the girl group Fiestar, gained popularity for her raw performances and blunt personality during Mnet’s Unpretty Rapstar 2 in 2015. Following her elimination, she released the single “Cider” and could not have depicted a more accurate Aries tantrum (despite being a Virgo). The angry lyrics boast about the dishonesty of the industry, and the music video is supposedly a jab towards the network, with the rapper tearing scripts and throwing paint at Unpretty Rapstar‘s neon logo sign. Anger is a key emotion to Aries, and Yezi has no constraints tuning in to it to set fire with heated verses — all in the name of her true beliefs.

    Biggest mood: “Who cares about others? Why do I have to be careful? / I’m the one who gets the results and the compensation / So I’ll do what I want.”

  • Mino, “Body”

    Mino is another mighty Aries to spice up the K-pop landscape. His solo single “Body” is a ’90s-inspired hip-hop track that oozes sensuality, just like his own persona. As mentioned before, Aries is a fire sign, and many of its natives let that heat drive them to lascivious indulgences. The music video for “Body” depicts these “drunk in lust” vibes through red hues, actual fires, steamy showers, and daring kiss scenes that you don’t see often in K-pop — a truly Aries way of making an impression.

    Biggest mood: “I’m talkin’ about your body / Talkin’ about your legs / Talkin’ about your lips / Talkin’ about your / From your head to your toes.”

  • After School, “Bang!”

    If there’s one thing that the rams can be proud of, it’s that they don’t shy away from challenges. After School seems to have learned that lesson, as they’ve notoriously exceeded themselves time and again in the name of audacious concepts. It took the group five months to perfectly execute “Bang!”‘s marching band concept, but the result certainly paid off. The release is a straightforward remark of their dedication, as well as a display of their strong leadership and mood-setting abilities. The typical Aries confidence of this song is contagious, and it’s impossible not to feel a little bit more encouraged after listening to such an enthusiastic track.

    Biggest mood: “T.R.Y. Do it now / Can you follow me? Yes, uh-ha / T.R.Y. Pick it up / You’ll never catch me, oh no.”

  • BTS, “Danger”

    One of Aries’s most lousy traits is their tendency to talk before thinking. This can result in harmful misunderstandings. For some, “Danger” is a rather controversial BTS single, as its lyrics call to mind an aggressive past image the group abandoned long ago. However, the single effectively depicts an Aries reaction when they don’t work on their emotions before firing a stream of words. In “Danger,” dark, dynamic sounds blend with the group’s sharp choreography and angsty acting — much like a bomb ready to explode. Fortunately, while Aries is quick to burn, they’re also quick to regret, apologize, and attempt to do it better next time.

    Biggest mood: “Are you joking? What am I to you? / Am I easy to you? Are you playing with me? / You’re in danger right now, why are you testing me? / Why are you testing me? Stop confusing me.”

  • 2Ne1, “Fire”

    Almost 10 years ago, YG’s 2NE1 had one of the most iconic debuts in K-pop. With its powerful electro and hip-hop mix, “Fire” was a bold shot so skillfully produced that it remains fresh even now. The quartet’s characteristic girl-crush charisma shines through as if they were seasoned performers, and it’s evident why their contribution was so remarkable to the industry. “Fire” is a caffeine shot guaranteed to wake you up and start things with a bang — just like an Aries would.

    Biggest mood: “I have a rather big dream dream dream / Cause I can do whatever I want with the world / For the great freedom tonight, tonight.”

  • Ateez, “Desire”

    Ateez is a fierce group, and most of their releases fit well with the blazing energy of Aries. However, it’s the b-side “Desire” that owns the sign’s ardor in a rarely seen way. Starting unassumingly with a futuristic groove and Yunho’s beautiful falsetto, the track gradually develops into a soaring inferno, bursting with Hongjoong and Mingi’s ravenous raps as a metaphor for the all-consuming nature of longing. It’s a masterpiece that acknowledges how important it is to honor and love our own desires.

    Biggest mood: “My eyes are full of desire / My heart is full desire / The end of this tremor is unpredictable / I love my desire.”

  • Seventeen, “Getting Closer”

    Seventeen are better known for their bright releases than for unleashing their dark side. However, the 13-member group excels in both, and “Getting Closer” is a fresh example of the latter. The countless clocks in the visual foreshadow a sense of urgency: The single is an exhilarating journey sure to leave one breathless, like the song’s Korean title. From the literal room on fire to the lyrics tinged with desperation and the powerhouse choreography, the energy of Aries is infectious on this release, shooting us closer to anything we want with indelible power.

    Biggest mood: “Breathlessly, breathlessly / Breathlessly I want you / This dance, you’re getting closer.”

  • Monsta X, “Fighter”

    Monsta X are another group that fits Aries’s tough archetype. Their discography is filled with hammering beats and intense raps, but there’s also a touch of drama and some good old heroism for good measure. “Fighter” embraces all of those aspects for an important cause: love. The release is a sundry blend of ’80s rock and aesthetic influences like Netflix’s Stranger Things and The Matrix. While this experimental profusion can border on too much, Monsta X make the best of it with their charming narrative and get-going attitude. At their best, Aries can truly be the relentless heroes we need, trailblazing and setting trends with authentic leadership — and it’s that same energy that will inspire you to fight for your desires this season.

    Biggest mood: “I laid everything down / I have nothing to lose / I’m ready, from now on, fight for love / This heat is getting hotter and hotter.”

Dinah Jane’s ‘Retrograde’ Has Arrived Just In Time To Put Mercury In Its Place

Finally, Dinah Jane is unbottling more solo material.

After making a splash with the effervescent “Bottled Up” last fall, the former Fifth Harmony singer has released a new song called “Retrograde.” If that sounds familiar to you, you’re not just spiraling into some Mercury-induced tailspin — Dinah debuted the song for the first time at a Jingle Ball show in December. It quickly became a fan-favorite offering, and on Tuesday night (March 26), she generously shared the studio version, which was well worth the wait.

The flirty track also comes with a video that shows Dinah and her crew of dancers rehearsing for the Jingle Ball performance. As they practice the intense choreo, Dinah sings about rekindling the flame with her ex: “I’m just tryna hold on / Put us on a rewind / Can’t see you with nobody else / You know your mine mine mine mine,” she sings, later commanding, “Run that back, retrograde.”

In the video’s YouTube description, Dinah wrote that the release is “a lil pick me up since mercury is in RETROGRADE!” She also shared a heartfelt note to anxious fans, promising new music is on the way.

“As you know, I’ve been hard at work in the studio, and I promise you, new music is coming SOON!” she wrote. “I appreciate you all for being so patient with me and for always lifting me up. I wanted to say thank you and to share something with you NOW, to hold you over until the new tracks drop… I heard YOU and saw all of your amazing feedback and comments when I performed ‘Retrograde’ at iHeart. So here it is!”

Sounds like Dinah’s plotting big moves in 2019 (just like we predicted), so keep your eyes peeled for more from her soon!

BTS’ RM Reclaims His Narrative In Scorching Map Of The Soul: Persona Album Teaser

The countdown officially starts now. BTS dropped the first teaser for their forthcoming album, Map Of The Soul: Persona, and the clip features leader and main rapper RM throwing it back with an energetic hip-hop track that finds the artist pondering “who the hell am I?” over a sample of the group’s 2014 song, “Intro: Skool Luv Affair.” It’s a full-circle moment for BTS and their loyal fans (known as ARMY), and it could be an indicator that Bangtan are going back to their hip-hop roots with Persona.

Throughout the video, RM is confronted with many different versions of himself, while words like “persona,” “shadow,” and “ego” — no doubt a reference to Carl Jung’s theories of psychology — are seen scribbled on a classroom chalkboard behind him. “My shadow, I wrote and called it ‘hesitation,'” RM raps. “It has never hesitated after becoming that. It keeps appearing under the stage or the light. Keeps glaring at me scorchingly like a heat wave.”

According to Jung’s theories, a “shadow” represents the dark side of one’s personality; for RM, his shadow is hesitation. The visual then shifts, as RM seemingly starts rapping from the perspective of his shadow, baring his flaws over the hard-hitting, guitar-infused beat. “Someone like me ain’t good enough for a calling,” he raps. “Someone like me ain’t good enough to be a muse.”

But RM also finds power in reclaiming these insecurities. At one point he raps, “The three syllables of my name, and the word ‘but’ that should come before any of those,” which is a reference to the internet phrase “But Namjoon” and the rapper’s past controversies. It’s a way to say that a phrase that once brought him great shame — a phrase that’s part of his public persona — can no longer embarrass him because it’s now part of him. “This is the map of my soul,” he says.

Essentially, if you need a crash course in psychology, Professor Namjoon has got you covered.

The scorching intro track also includes one hell of a catchy refrain (in English!): “Who the hell am I, I just wanna go / I just wanna fly / I just wanna give you all the voices till I die / I just wanna give you all the shoulders when you cry / Persona.”

As for what else fans can expect from Persona, the teaser seems to hint that the anticipated release will lean heavily on the group’s hip-hop DNA. Whereas the Love Yourself era put a spotlight on the Korean act’s vocalists, Map of the Soul could put the focus back on the rap line (RM, SUGA, and j-hope).

And while there’s probably hundreds of other small clues hidden throughout the visual — like, say, is Map Of The Soul another trilogy and does this teaser confirm that the other two will be titled “Shadow” and “Ego,” respectively?! — ARMY are undoubtedly already on the case. All we have to do is wait for the album to drop on April 12, which honestly might be the longest wait of our lives at this point.

Sky Ferreira Is Back And Gloomier Than Ever On ‘Downhill Lullaby’

For the first time in six years, Sky Ferreira rises – in darkness. Her grand return is the gloomy “Downhill Lullaby,” a long, sensual, bleeding episode of malaise. Its dark nature is sexy and at times, punishing. It makes sense that it will appear on her upcoming album Masochism, which is defined as “the tendency to derive pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from one’s own pain or humiliation.” Sky Ferreira is back with a vengeance and her canine teeth are fanged.

Close your eyes, raise your hands in the air – slowly. Feel the gentle wind of early spring bristling the hairs on your arms and neck. Relax as foreign hands run from your neck down to your chest. “Downhill Lullaby” is slow and sexy; it takes a full minute for the tune to get out of its stretched out string introduction stage. Each rim flick is calculated. Ferreira’s voice comes floating into the air like it’s kitchen steam from under a closed door. It demands the floor softly and expands.

Her voice has never sounded better. There’s a darkness in its soothing hands that massage the nape the shoulders relax. Just as it grows in presence, it retracts and grows again. Her words slice the skin bloody raw (“You ripped me open/Then you kiss me/Blue lips and roses/That you left me”) and you’re left to lick the wounds when she disappears into the drowning bass line that centers the song. It’s a transfixing mess, a perfect reintroduction that creates a new atmosphere untethered to the past. It’s a powerfully dark fog, but it’s one that she thrives in.

Sky Ferreira recently revealed in her Pitchfork cover story that “Downhill Lullaby” was produced by Twin Peaks music supervisor Dean Hurley and also features strings from Danish violinist Nils Gröndahl. She also previewed another new track, called (for now) “Don’t Forget.” Both tracks will appear on her forthcoming, oft-delayed Masochism LP that looks to finally be on the horizon.

Check out the slowing, intoxicating record above.

Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep: Photographer Kenneth Cappello On Shooting The Creepy Cover Art

When Billie Eilish‘s debut album arrives this Friday (March 29), it’ll come paired with an image that you’ve seen before, if you’re one of the 15 million people who follow her on Instagram. It shows her seated on a bed, smiling demonically, her pupils whited-out to match her One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest-style threads. It’s quintessential Billie: dark, unsettling, and, most of all, indisputably cool.

“I know if I’m going to work with Billie, we’re going to make cool stuff,” says veteran photographer Kenneth Cappello, who shot the stark cover photo. He and Eilish now have something of a working relationship going — he’s the same eye behind the cover of her 2017 debut EP, Don’t Smile At Me (the one with the yellow background and the red ladder).

“That was the first day I met her,” Cappello recalled. “I was like, ‘She can’t be 15.’ Not because of the way she looks, but the way her mind works. She’s kind of a step ahead of her age [because of] her thought process, the way she holds herself as a person, the way she speaks, and the way she knows exactly what she wants and she’s not going to waver around that.”

After Cappello and the now-17-year-old collaborated again on a spread for her. magazine, he got the call to shoot the artwork for her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? It’s familiar territory for the L.A.-based photographer, who also shot the memorable cover for Lil Yachty’s Teenage Emotions.

“It was right up my alley. I like the darker side of things sometimes, and I loved the concepts and the ideas, so here we were again,” he said.

Eilish came prepared with some sketches for the cover, no doubt inspired by her obsession with horror movies, as well as the album’s themes of night terrors and lucid dreams. They shot it over the course of a long December day at a studio in L.A. — Cappello also shot some press photos for her at the same time — and they tried a bunch of different variations of her sitting on the bed and portraying different emotions.

“I knew she wanted it moody,” Cappello said. “And I wanted it to feel real, obviously. I wanted it to feel like a door was opening and that was the light coming into the bedroom, like from another room. Kind of spotty. And that’s not [post-production]; everything is lit in camera.”

Meanwhile, the singer, who occasionally wears contacts that change her eye color, had no pupils or eye color for the photo, just white in her eyes.

“She’s all in. Those wide eyes? Those aren’t in post, those are contacts. She goes all in on everything,” Cappello said. “Just like the EP — she wanted that ladder, and her dad built that ladder. She’s not wishy-washy at that point in the creative. She comes with a concept.”

Even when it came time to edit the final photo, Eilish had a strong point of view about what she should — and shouldn’t — look like.

“She bounced some images back to me that were retouched, and she wanted them less retouched. I was like, ‘huh?'” Cappello recalled. “I think she was doing that for certain reasons, with the young ladies, you know? Not to give a false sense of what she looks like.”

That insistence on realness and transparency is essentially the basis of Eilish’s relationship with her fans. It’s a genuine connection that Cappello himself has witnessed, after working so closely with the teenager.

“Her fans are like no other fans I’ve dealt with. Any time she mentions me on Instagram or she tags me, my Instagram goes fucking bonkers for like three days, with fans DM’ing me nonstop. It’s so funny,” he said. “I don’t know, man, she’s a young kid and she’s super relatable because a lot of her fans are her age, and I don’t think it’s always like that. And it’s going to be really impressive to see how she progresses.”

Given that the photoshoot happened over the course of a long 12 hours, it may come as a surprise that it happened on, of all days, Eilish’s 17th birthday. The shoot culminated in a mini-birthday party for the singer, who was surprised with a heck of a present: a new set of wheels.

“That’s what she wanted — she got a custom Challenger, blacked-out. They drove the car into the studio at the end of the day with a birthday cake. She couldn’t believe it,” Cappello recalled. “It was just cool to see the look on her face. Imagine your first car, you don’t even know it’s coming, it just drives into the studio.”

It was a hell of a way to cap off a memorable day, and even better was seeing the final result, which has been plastered across billboards and on the sides of buildings for weeks now. The image resonates, Cappello says, because of “everything, I think. Billie, the expression, what she’s trying to get across, the light. It’s like putting a puzzle together. When I work with her it just snaps together right.”

Denzel Curry Travels Through Sand Dunes And Silent Cartoons In Sci-Fi ‘Black Balloons’ Video

What is the music industry? A land of opportunity or a difficult-to-navigate minefield of betrayal? Are the artists that navigate through it, winners or victims? Denzel Curry‘s new video for “Black Balloons” (also stylized as 13LACK 13ALLOONS) gives a unique look at what his industry experience is like and it’s a wild, retro, pre-aughts festival of sci-fi feels. It may be a sneaky business for him, but it looks like one hell of a good time.

Denzel Curry sits at a table as the video begins. A mischevious suit-and-tie stands in front of him, an all-knowing grin on his face. He can smell a sucker in front of him. “Where do you see yourself in five years?,” he says before sliding a contract and pen across the table with the force of a runaway shopping cart down the hill. “Sign.” He holds the pen in front of Curry’s face as the environment outside of the window burns. The rapper’s world is about to come crashing down and it’s all going to be of his doing. The page gets inked in red.

The building cracks, the path to a lavish, Soylent Green-esque world of sands and floating buildings opens up. The suit-and-tie drives a jeep across the vast, empty terrain and acts as a guide to the industry shenanigans that follow. There’s a catered party by barefoot, shawl clad waiters that’s overseen by the suit-and-tie who looks particularly annoyed. Along for the ride is Twelve’Len who sings the chorus and is clearly enjoying himself. Goldlink appears for a scene-stealing verse that’s delivered in a rattan throne chair while, in the midst of his sermon, there’s a plot dump. The suit-and-tie now has a clown’s face and sends over a beautiful woman to seduce an unsuspecting Curry who’s all smiles. He falls to a kiss; the next time we see his face, he has a clown’s face too.

The rapper then watches a silent cartoon short called “Clout Circus” that comments on the deception. Curry and Twelve’Len spend the entire video dancing, and, in the short, their look-alike avatars get their shucking and jiving on. As a monstrous tent with a malevolent grin watches  in the background, a title card takes up the screen: “IT’S A SHOW AND WE’RE THE STARS!” When the cartoon is over and the message sinks into Curry’s skin, it’s revealed to be too late. He’s now locked in a prison with others that look somewhat similar to them. The clown faced, suit-and-tie puts on a ringleader’s jacket and laughs. He wins.

“Black Balloons” appears on Curry’s 2018 album, Ta13oo. The LP had an interesting release strategy, with each of its three parts – Light, Gray, and Dark – being released over the course of three days.

Take a look at the imaginative video up above.

Halsey Confirms Her Third Album Is Coming This Year: ‘It’s A Loud One’

For someone who hasn’t released an album in two years, Halsey‘s certainly been making a lot of noise. The 24-year-old notched her first No. 1 single in January with “Without Me,” hosted SNL the following month, then dropped “11 Minutes,” a killer collab with Yungblud and Travis Barker. It’s now been confirmed that, all the while, she’s been hard at work on her third album, which she opened up about in a new series of tweets.

On Monday night (March 25), Halsey retweeted a fan who asked if her new album will be coming out this year, replying with a simple “yes.” She also thanked fans for their patience, writing, “I know you guys are anxious for new music and new memories. For touring and traveling with your friends. For events and pop ups and meeting new people. For music video screenshots. For group chats and late night. Thank you for being patient with me. I want it to be perfect.”

She added that her new album — the follow-up to 2017’s hopeless fountain kingdom — has helped her accept herself and her flaws, and she hopes that it will help fans through their own struggles.

“Writing this album has been a lesson in forgiving myself,” she wrote. “In being proud of myself and kind to myself despite how much this world is designed to make you hate yourself. I hope when it’s finally in your hands it brings you that same peace. It’s not a quiet peace. It’s a loud one.”

Will that “loud” music result in more chart-topping domination for Halsey? Will she collaborate again with new love Yungblud? Will she release fresh tunes in time for her performance at the Woodstock 50 festival in August? Hopefully we’ll get answers to all of those questions soon. In the meantime, check out her reassuring tweets below.

5 Seconds Of Summer And The Chainsmokers Go Up In Flames In Toasty ‘Who Do You Love’ Video

5 Seconds of Summer and The Chainsmokers released the sunny collaboration “Who Do You Love” in February and stood across the stage from each other on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this month belting out the anthem for shady lovers. Now, they’ve one-upped their competition in the recently released video for “Who Do You Love” – a vicious, snarling performance battle featuring fire, sparks, and lively crowds. But fire though – there’s a lot of that.

It starts off innocently enough. Both bands pull into a warehouse and exchange curious looks. Then the title card flashes on the screen that pits the two entities against each other. Eyes shrink to a glare as drumsticks twirl and instruments get suited up for the battle of a lifetime. This pop version of an old Western showdown kicks off with the deafening flam of the drums and the roar of the crowds.

From the lights to the slick cinematography that tracks the movements and changing faces of the battle attendants, it’s a slick, smooth video that demands the attention. It cranks up the intensity when the drummers get so heated that they literally combust into flames as they continue to pound the drums. They aren’t even phased (save for the Chainsmokers who look flabberghasted for a brief second) as instruments ignite and then the stage. As the song grows more intense, the bands trade huge waves of sonic energy before being blown back on their butts by the colliding energies.

The Chainsmokers’ World War Joy tour, which features 5SOS, kicks off in September. If you’re looking for more of this kind of intense battle atmosphere that grows with intensity with each note played, make sure to check it out. Hopefully, no drummers catch on fire.

Take a look at the confrontational video up above.