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Selena Gomez, 360 MAGAZINE

SELENA GOMEZ – Deluxe Edition

Selena Gomez’s critically acclaimed album RARE, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200, is now available in a deluxe editionvia Interscope Records. The deluxe album includes the new track “Boyfriend” and two previously unreleased songs (“She,” “Souvenir”) as well as the fan favorite “Feel Me.” 

Listen to RARE DELUXE ALBUM HERE

Lyric videos for each new song are available to view HERE

In addition, new “Boyfriend” merchandise is available via the official online store.  $1 from every item purchased  from the official online store,  including all merchandise and D2C music products, will benefit PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund.  This excludes “Dance Again” merchandise which benefits the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. PLUS1 is working with leading non-profit organizations including:  Sweet Relief, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Trans Lifeline, World Central Kitchen and Partners in Health.  

Released earlier this year RARE immediately received praise from critics.   Time said, “Rare is a pop gift;” Variety proclaimed, “Rare is one of the best pop albums released in recent memory;” Los Angeles Times called it Gomez’s “first great pop album” and Vulture said, “Gomez returns unbothered and her best.”

Covered by the Cloak

Appeal and functionality coexist with intent to live outside the box. Designed with purpose, tastemaker Jonahaze takes his street interpretation of an outdoor garment the Cloak. A gender neutral piece, detailed with gold hardware 31 inch elongated zippers on each side. Unzip to transition garment to open completely from each side for the scarf element. Multifunctional with front zipper to close – wear as a jacket for layering and achieve a full body drape. Cozy to the touch with sustainability in craftsmanship. Subtle hand painted seams outline the silhouette of the garment for a pop of color. Street branding with chenille logo patch on the back for a collegiate flare. Jonahaze lifestyle brand AceofHaze.StyleofAce spring/summer offering is parallel to trend simultaneously paying homage to timeless unisex fashion with a twist .

A best seller for the designer, paired with his core offering the Zipped joggers to complete the look. As of late, Jonhaze was spotted at Nobis fashion preview sporting a printed cultural design of the Cloak jacket. Custom orders welcomed, visit StyleofAce.com

(Photo credit: Vaughn Lowery)

KYGO, SASHA SLOAN, 360 MAGAZINE

KYGO × SASHA SLOAN

Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a. Kygo, teams up with Sasha Sloan for new track “I’ll Wait.” Listen HERE. The song is now available across all streaming platforms and will be featured on Kygo’s upcoming third album Golden Hour out via Sony Music International/Ultra Records/RCA Records.

The collaboration reunites Kygo and Sloan who previously worked together on “This Town” for Kygo’s Stargazing EP in 2017.

“I’ll Wait” follows the release of Kygo’s single “Like It Is” ft. Tyga and Zara Larsson and Kygo’s “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston, the latter of which has more than 651 million audio and video streams combined and charted at Top 40 radio. “Higher Love” is a cover of the 1986 Steve Winwood classic. The Whitney Houston estate presented Kygo with the archival recording of Whitney’s version, which was previously released as a Japan-only bonus track on her I’m Your Baby Tonight physical album in 1990. Upon hearing the Whitney track, Kygo raced into the studio, thrilled to be given the opportunity to make music with one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. “Higher Love” was written by Steve Winwood, Will Jennings and produced by Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll and Narada Michael Walden. 

KAILEE MORGUE – KNEW YOU

Today, bedroom-pop sorceress Kailee Morgue returns with a new single entitled “Knew You.”
 
Get it HERE via Republic Records.
 
Produced by Heavy, the track signals a moment of evolution for the Arizona-born singer and songwriter as she delivers her first proper love song…with a twist, of course.
 
On “Knew You,” she said, “I’ve finally allowed myself to start writing love songs and about relationships. I never indulged in this style before. I’d just gotten into a relationship where I was constantly writing about love and that dynamic. I was super playful, but honest. I’m being really open.”
 
“Knew You” sets the stage for more music and other surprises to come from Kailee Morgue in the near future.
 
Kailee Morgue

After quietly establishing herself as an iconoclastic force with 60 million streams and widespread acclaim by everyone from The New York Times to Highsnobiety, the Phoenix-based siren unearths a torrent of intense emotions in 2020.

A three-year journey from a part-time job slinging fast food to emerging as a subversive pop wunderkind allowed the 21-year-old to do so. Along the way, she unveiled a series of fan favorite anthems, beginning with the breakthrough “Medusa” [7.6 million Spotify streams], “Siren” [8.2 million Spotify streams], “Do You Feel This Way” [feat. Whethan] [6.7 million Spotify streams] and “What The Hell Happened To Us” [24.2 million Spotify streams] from Quinn XCII’s The Story of Us. Not to mention, she attracted tastemaker praise from The FADER, NYLON, Pigeons & Planes, PAPER, Vice’s i-D and Teen Vogue. Between packing houses coast-to-coast on tour, she joined forces with Hayley Kiyoko on the 2019 single “Headcase.” In addition to tallying 2.6 million Spotify streams, Ones To Watch pegged it as “an Early Contender for 2019’s Best Pop Moment,” and Billboard dubbed it, “a dreamy trip through the 20-year-old’s mind.” Along the way, she sharpened the edge of her signature sound with a powerful progression hinted at by “Knew You” and more to come.

*Photo credit: Kayla Dewees

Arlissa, 360 MAGAZINE

Arlissa – Healing

Arlissa, the London-bred singer-songwriter who last year ignited major buzz with a string of critically acclaimed singles, returns with “Healing,” available today via Def Jam Recordings. “Healing” is the newest advance track from Arlissa’s hotly anticipated debut album set to arrive in 2020.  “Healing,” co-written by Ryan Williamson and Kameron Alexander, was produced by Rykeyz.

The music video for “Healing,” also out today, “was super inspired by Ayahuasca,” said Arlissa. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. It really helps you face your demons and raise your vibration. So with that in mind, the video is all about breaking free from all that binds you; It’s about growth, and rebirth; shedding your skin and becoming the person you were always meant to be.”

Arlissa’s defiant 2019 anthem “We Won’t Move” was included as one of two original compositions on the Def Jam soundtrack for The Hate U Give, the celebrated film adaptation of the Angie Thomas book. The song garnered early buzz when Arlissa debuted it at the movie’s Toronto Film Festival premiere, followed by performances on ABC’s Good Morning America, and Wendy Williams. Arlissa went on to feature on the Ariana Grande helmed soundtrack for last year’s Charlie’s Angels and pen R3HAB and Zayn’s hit song “Flames.”
 
Arlissa had been piling up a string of independent hits when Brit DJ/producer Jonas Blue’s electronic remix of “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” broke through in early 2018.  She debuted the acoustic version of “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” on NBC’s Today Show, as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month. The performance sent the song into viral overdrive, virtually tripling the worldwide streams and views of the original.    

QUINCHO, 360 MAGAZINE

Quin NFN – All Blues

Austin, TX rapper Quin NFN has released a new single “All Blues,” out now on 10K Projects. The single will feature on his forthcoming QUINCHO EP, out March 27. QUINCHO is the follow up to Quin’s 2019 project, 4NUN, which has over 115 million US streams and was praised by the likes of Pitchfork, Complex, XXL, Genius, and more. Stream “All Blues” and pre-order the EP HERE.

Born in 2000 and raised in an area best known as “24” (NE Austin), Quin stated rhyming at six years old. Quin turned to rappers Cassidy and Lil Wayne for lyrical inspiration and fast-flowing, clever bars, and started to release videos online, gaining more and more regional traction with every release. The Austin rap scene came with its challenges but Quin stayed consistent and in November of 2018, posted the snippet for “Talkin’ My Shit”. The clip generated a million views within days, and caught the attention of the music press,  who began to credit Quin as one of the forerunners of the Austin rap scene. In 2019, after singing to Elliot Grainge’s 10K Projects, Quin released his debut album 4NUN, which features the critically acclaimed singles “Poles” and “Talkin’ My Shit” with over 14 and 15 million Spotify streams respectively. 

AARON CARPENTER, 360 MAGAZINE

AARON CARPENTER – You

Today, Aaron Carpenter released his first single of 2020, the scintillating “You.” Teaming up with The Roommates – who also produced two of his 2019 singles, “No Control” and “Next” – Carpenter delivers a dizzying declaration of love that includes a nod to the lovers from Pulp Fiction. Download / stream “You” HERE.

Spring is in the air as Carpenter and a crew of vibrantly-clad dancers descend on a Los Angeles park in the official video, which was directed by Kate Rentz (Ella Vos Christian Paul). View HERE.

In this recent feature, Euphoria predicted, “With the reliability factor and being genuine reflecting a big part of who he is, the release of future singles will solidify what Aaron Carpenter is all about.” UPROXX included “Proud” in its round-up of “All The Best New Pop Music” last fall and noted, “With ascending vocals, Aaron Carpenter pulls from the emotions felt after moving to LA and leaving his family behind. The track’s shimmery keyboards highlight Carpenter’s emotive songwriting in the bittersweet ballad.” View his acoustic performance of “Proud” HERE.

BBC Radio 1 named “Attitude,”  his debut single, as one of the Best New Pop tracks upon its release last year. Idolator observed, “The Justin Timberlake-channeling, R&B/pop song [‘Attitude’] caught everyone’s attention, and he built on that momentum with the slinky ‘Chase’… [He] showcases his versatility with ‘Next’…battling a nasty case of lovesickness over The Roommates’ mellow beats…[that] will strike a chord with anyone going through it.”

Growing up in Louisiana, music was Carpenter’s entire world. Raised on everything from classic country to pop-punk to the Stevie Wonder records his grandmother often spun for him, he took up drumming at age 11, later teaching himself to play piano and guitar. He began posting cover songs in 2015 on Instagram, where he now has nearly four million followers.

Ready to share his own original songs, Carpenter headed to Los Angeles in 2016 and soon landed sessions with A-list songwriters. After spending nearly every day in the studio for an entire year, he signed with Capitol Records. The 21-year-old is currently working on his debut album. 

*Photo Credit: Joe Perri

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Fletcher – Forever

FLETCHER returns with her anthemic new single “Forever” and its accompanying video. “Forever” is more bass-driven than anything she’s released to date, but as bold and brutally honest as we’ve come to expect. Produced by Jason Evigan (Dua Lipa, Maroon 5) FLETCHER co-wrote the track with frequent collaborator Amy Allen (Halsey, Harry Styles) and Kinetics & One Love. Download/Stream “Forever” HERE.

“This song is about knowing who ‘the one’ might be but needing to find myself before I give that person my time forever,” says FLETCHER. “The relationships in my life are really important to me, but I’ve realized the one that I’ve been neglecting my entire life is the one I have with myself. Heading into this year and next project, I made a promise to focus my energy on getting to know myself and to date myself for the first time. I’m making mistakes, fucking up and learning lessons the hard way…I’m having fun, but definitely crying too. I’m learning who I am and who I want to be. It’s not easy and I have no idea what I’m doing, but does anyone really?

With head-ticking choreography and unstoppable female energy, FLETCHER shines a light on the desire to be young and carefree in her Ethan Lader-directed video. Watch it HERE.

Heading into her full-length debut (due out later this year), FLETCHER released her acclaimed debut EP you ruined new york city for me via Capitol Records last August. A highly personal story of first love and heartbreak, you ruined new york city for me features “Undrunk” — a breakthrough hit that spent several weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, earned the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart, and emerged as the fastest-rising song at Pop radio from a new artist in the past five years. The EP also includes follow-up tracks “If You’re Gonna Lie,” “All Love,” and “One Too Many.”

FLETCHER will soon join Lewis Capaldi on Niall Horan’s 2020 Nice To Meet Ya tour. The first leg of the North American run kicks off April 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, with the label-mates also playing Barclays Center in New York (April 29) and The Forum in Los Angeles (May 18). See below for full itinerary. Tickets are available HERE.

Last week, FLETCHER and Niall Horan released a Spotify Singles cover of Taylor Swift’s “Lover,” earning recognition from the pop superstar as well as praise from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and more. Listen HERE.

FLETCHER recently contributed the end-title track “Last Laugh” to the forthcoming soundtrack to Promising Young Woman, due out via Capitol Records on April 3. Set for release on April 17 via Focus Features, the widely anticipated film is a revenge drama/thriller written and directed by groundbreaking filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve); it stars Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Jennifer Coolidge, and Laverne Cox.

Heralded as an Artist to Watch and praised by outlets like PAPER, TIME, Wonderland, V Magazine, Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview Magazine, GQ, and more, FLETCHER hails from a beach town in New Jersey, where she cultivated her verve for music and candid lexicon. The singer-songwriter, who graduated from NYU’s famed Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music has already begun carving out a space for herself in pop music. FLETCHER has earned impressive slots on The iHeartRadio Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, and other major festivals.

Photo credit: Kenneth Cappello

Diptyque

PARIS IS YOURS

Although born in the 5th arrondissement, its toe almost in the waters of the Seine, and although still a resident, not once in almost 60 years since Diptyque was founded has it shared the story of its life in Paris.

A simple omission, like looking for your glasses, when all the time they were resting on your forehead? A Freudian slip that makes you wonder of which repressed emotion it might be a symptom? Or after all, and as everyone knows, since it is the guardian divinity of the House, might it be a chance inconsistency? Rather than founder in speculation, there was an urgent need to right this wrong. To remind those, perhaps large in number, who imagining it anchored in London or New York, may not know that diptyque is primarily a child of the Parisian Left Bank.

To make amends for such a long silence, and after the Venice of Olène, the Greece of Philosykos, the Vietnam of Do Son and the Japan of Oyédo, it is simultaneously paying dual homage to its native city.

HOW SHOULD WE CELEBRATE SUCH A CITY?

Embracing it all would be utopian. Shedding light on a single aspect impossible. Why the cheeky Paris of Mistinguett or Gavroche and not the revolutionary Paris of Camille Desmoulins and Louise Michel? Why prefer the Butte-aux Cailles, between half-timbered pavilions and the forgotten banks of the Bièvre, to the artistic, surrealist and cinematographic Paris of Montparnasse? Is the seclusion of the 7th arrondissement fairer than the picturesque 18th? But obviously, as always, and as ever at diptyque where we believe so strongly in serendipity, it was an unforeseen event, an unexpected incident, that brought the solution to light.

It happened on avenue de l’Opéra, or to be more precise, at home. Not long ago, the House moved into a beautiful apartment on the “noble floor” of a Haussmann-style building located on this major road. What seduced us? The incredible ceiling heights, large windows, bordering balconies, marble fireplaces, herringbone parquet floors, and moldings. On pushing open a hidden door, we discovered the bathroom of a former occupant, Sarah Bernhardt.

We believe so, since the address was then one of the chicest in the capital… Lined with ceramic frescoes teeming with parrots, multicolored peacocks, ocean views and flourishing vegetation, this Art Nouveau masterpiece – listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments – immediately oiled creative wheels, opening the way to a composition dedicated to Paris before the Great War.

BIRTH OF CHYPRE

In addition to this bathroom, it is astounding how many things, on closer inspection, tie diptyque to these short years at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century: the swan, then a symbol of female grace, has been present in the iconography of the House for thirty-six years, as part of the identity of l’Ombre dans l’Eau; just like the peacock, its feathers and plumage, another bird in vogue in the 1900s, and found since 1968 on the panoramic illustration of l’Eau; orientalism, a true passion of the founders Desmond, Christiane and Yves (Knox-Leet, Gautrot and Coueslant); the English painters and graphic designers, Arthur Rackham, Aubrey Beardsley and William Morris and their formidable stylized illuminations that went on to inspire Desmond and define the graphic identity of the vignettes adorning future bottles. Not to mention, of course, perfumery, a craft reinvented by chemical synthesis, then making its entry into the modern world.

Joseph Marie François Spoturno, better known under the alias François Coty, is said to have been its leading light. What is left of hisworks? Materially: hardly anything, a few estagnons lounging in a safe at the Osmothèque de Versailles. Culturally: the very foundation of what for decades constituted the epitome of “à la parisienne” chic, the most famous olfactory structure in history, condensed into a simple noun: chypre. This is how it comes into being: Chypre is an architecture created by the boiling points and degrees of evaporation of the materials used.

EAU CAPITALE

Eau Capitale is the first diptyque chypre. As such, it follows a principle conceived more than a century ago. Olivier Pescheux, a high-flying perfumer and faithful companion, nevertheless took care to illuminate it with the lights of the 21st century! An “abstract”, enigmatic fragrance, it embodies a form of slightly detached refinement of the elegance exuded by the aura of the “city of light”. It opens with the freshness of “vert de bergamote” tempering its consummate voluptuousness. Fruity, yes, yet lively and zesty. Was it studded with pink peppercorns to recall the pomanders – oranges pricked with cloves – once brought back from England by Desmond? Or to orchestrate the eagerly awaited “olfactory accident”? Between the flower and the spice is like an exclamation mark, a Capital letter.

In the center of the triangle is a bouquet of flowers bordering on excess. Wide-open petals, on the verge of falling, intense, rich scents of roses from Bulgaria and Turkey and ylang-ylang from the Comoros. No doubt François Coty used the Grasse variety of centifolia, also known as May rose. Now almost impossible to find, botanists have managed to replace it with extremely fine cultivars planted in Eastern Europe, on the fringes of Asia, of which even the residual water, also contained in this fragrance, smells divine. Ylang-ylang, on the other hand, has accents of English candy, highly palatable and long on fidelity. Cinnamon bark essence heralds the woods to follow. It stands for freedom: no lichen, no moss or oak or pine! But, yes, patchouli. With its leaf, distilled to the heart in Indonesia in line with the ethical qualities of sustainable development. And the peppery facet of “Akigalawood” produced by an enzymatic reaction of the plant in contact with ad hoc bacteria. And finally, “Georgywood” for its earthy and dark vetiver-like aspects. Ambrofix, between musk, dry tobacco and ambergris, closes the chapter.

SEE BETTER FOR A BETTER SENSORY EXPERIENCE

At the start of the diptyque saga, there were brushes, pencils, colors, paper. And canvases. Long before fragrances, it was, principally, art that united Yves, a former student of the École du Louvre, Desmond who studied Fine Arts and Christiane, a Decorative Arts graduate. The first became a scenographer, the others having already teamed up to create upholstery fabrics. They painted all the time. Once you are aware of this, you realize the importance of the visual element in their approach to perfumes, as each has a story to tell. All three friends had a specific activity within their partnership – Yves was the project manager, Christiane the nimble-fingered artist, Desmond the natural inspirer – and it was he who was responsible for designing labels, boxes and signatures. His Chinese ink line contrasted black with white, at times marked by sinuosity, at others symmetry. His lettering is enclosed in the recurring oval, his logo recognizable among a thousand.

On the back stands a peacock with magnificent plumage, dots, and lines intertwined, saturating each square millimeter with patterns.

On the front is an Eiffel Tower, roses, bergamots, recurring patchouli leaves and the words “Eau Capitale” in rolling calligraphy.

PARIS EN FLEUR

A candle is the very least that diptyque could add to this celebration – a rose candle, of course.

Roses like those of Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne(and the Flower Market, that lovers still offer to their amour. Some are an aromatic delight, most are not. But the idea we make of it matters almost as much: a certain spring emotion, the pleasure of living here and watching the Seine flow by from a bistro terrace. The scent that goes up in smoke (chypre, of course) has a pleasant freshness, a host of petals and the memory of patchouli that lingers long on drapes.

The eau de parfum and the scented candle are accompanied, in limited-edition boxes, by a solid perfume and a scented wax oval.

“Being a Parisian is not about being born in Paris, it is about being reborn there” Sacha Guitry once said.

Elle Canada, 360 MAGAZINE

ELLE CANADA × SUSTAINABILITY

KO Média is proud to announce that the April issue of ELLE Canada is dedicated to pushing forward a frank dialogue about sustainability—as evidenced by a graphic still-life cover treatment, a first for the boundary-pushing brand and a choice which mirrors our rapidly changing times.
 
“The seed for the cover idea grew out of the urgent conversations we at ELLE Canada were having about climate change with each other and our readers,” says Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Craft. “Even though we have long covered the importance of sustainability, the issue has never been more top of mind for our team and we know our readers are looking for an experience that feels authentic and reflective of what is happening in the world around them. We wanted to create a cover that echoes the dialogue taking place and helps us pause and acknowledge the new eco-era we have entered. This powerful image captures this mood—and the questions we are seeking answers to.”
 
The comprehensive April issue includes a wealth of can’t-miss special reports that foster conversation around the issues of importance for Canadians, including a shocking look at why young Canadian women, faced with an ever-worsening environmental crisis, are pledging to not have children; a close look at the merits of recycled textiles; design-forward sustainable shopping picks; the designer transforming the eco-fashion; natural skincare hacks from ELLE beauty editors from around the world; the Canadian skincare brand leading zero-waste innovation and everything you need to know about buying refillable beauty products.
 
Also in this issue: A sneak peek at the ELLE Canada office transformation, including smart strategies to personalize your office space, intimate chats with the new crop of Canadian stars storming Hollywood, and sophisticated dressing that outlasts trends.
 
The April issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands on Monday, March 16th.