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Canadian musician and Juno award-winning artist covers Elle via 360 MAGAZINE

ELLE – CHARLOTTE CARDIN

KO Média is excited to unveil the Summer issue of ELLE Canada featuring Canadian musician Charlotte Cardin. Fresh off the heels of four major wins at the 2022 Juno Awards, including Album of the Year for her debut, Phoenix, the rising pop star opens up about her identity as an artist and how much music has set her free. “Music is the most wholesome way I’ve found of letting go, of drowning out the noise and staying grounded in truth,” she shares in an intimate interview with her big sister and biggest fan. “Whenever I start overthinking what I should wear or how I should be, I go back to my music and focus on the stories I want to tell.” For Cardin, the creative experience of writing her debut album was empowering, allowing her to “access the truest and most vulnerable parts of myself.” Now, with her second album set to be released in 2023, she’s moving to London for the next stage of her career. “It feels right to go where the music speaks to me the most.”

Dive into this summer issue with a roundup of brands offering fun, fashionable swimwear and a look at the new crop of body-care products that are rethinking our face-first approach to skincare. For readers in need of a getaway, discover all that Tunisia has to offer (spoiler: everything from warm hospitality to a cosmopolitan capital), or escape to Merrill House, an ancestral home turned luxurious boutique hotel tucked away in a quiet corner of Picton, Ont.

In fashion, our editors look at the timeless trend of wearing all black — even in summertime — and delve into the history of the white T-shirt, which has deep roots in popular culture. Toronto artist Esmaa Mohamoud, whose exhibits combine sports, fashion and racial issues, reveals the inspiration behind a series of basketball jerseys she transformed into majestic Victorian-style dresses. Plus, we introduce three Canadian curators of vintage jewellery who are giving one-of-a-kind pieces a second life.

Inspirational women abound in this issue. Canadian author Sonya Singh explains what writing her first book taught her about dating and herself; director and producer Lucia Aniello talks about her award-winning show Hacks and championing stories that haven’t been told; multi-hyphenate Jessie Andrews speaks candidly about carving her own path and her recent role in Euphoria; and actor and L’Oréal Paris spokesmodel Andie MacDowell shares her thoughts on going grey and inspiring the next generation. We also chat with Violette Serrat, the new creative director of makeup at Guerlain, about using makeup to celebrate and learn to love ourselves.

This edition is filled with fascinating deep-dives on a wide range of topics. Acclaimed Bangladeshi artist and author Fariha Róisín talks about her latest book exploring how the West’s wellness trends have commodified global healing traditions. Actress and food writer Madhur Jaffrey talks about foodways rooted in tradition and why India’s cuisines are still widely misunderstood. Plus, our writers look at the shift away from binge-watching; the experiences of women affected by alopecia and hair loss; the unrealistic beauty standard of perfectly straight glowing-white teeth; and the ways that Canada’s health-care system forces people who experience chronic illnesses to become their own advocates.

Finally, three tarot readers reveal the secrets of their practice, which include initiating reflection, stimulating introspection and accessing the wants, needs and thoughts that lie dormant within us.

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The Summer issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on June 20, 2022. 

KO Média also publishes ELLE Decoration, ELLE QuébecMagazine VÉROdi Stasio, and K pour Katrine magazines.

Ne-Yo – You Got the Body

Ne-Yo brings the heat in his new single “You Got the Body” and his new album Self explanatory will be released on July 15th.

ABOUT NE-YO:

Ne-Yo, the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B hitmaker, iconic songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. His debut single, 2005’s “So Sick” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified quadruple Platinum. Since then, the Motown Records/Compound Entertainment recording artist has racked up a collection of hits including “Sexy Love” “Closer” “Because of You” “Miss Independent” and “Push Back” [feat. Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don]. Three of his albums have entered SoundScan’s Top Current Albums chart at No. 1. Ne-Yo has also proven to be as powerful with his pen as he is in the studio and on stage. The Las Vegas native quickly became known as a go-to hitmaker, penning bangers like Rihanna’s “Unfaithful” “Russian Roulette” and “Take a Bow” along with Beyoncé’s 2006 breakup anthem “Irreplaceable” and songs for such artists as Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, and Celine Dion, among others. Ne-Yo‘s film and television credits include NBC’s World of Dance, Empire, Stomp the Yard, Save the Last Dance, Battle: Los Angeles, George Lucas’ Red Tails, The Wiz Live! and Starz Step Up: High Water.

Most recently, Ne-Yo released a slew of new singles Stay Down[feat. Yung Bleu], “Don’t Love Me,” and “You Got the Body” paving the way for his anxiously awaited eighth album, Self Explanatory, due out July 15, 2022

Jada Kingdom Debuts New Motion Cover art via Republic Records for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Jada Kingdom – New Motion

Emerging as one of the summer’s hottest breakout acts, Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Jada Kingdom serves up her debut EP, New Motion, today via Money Well Spent/Republic Records.

Listen to New Motion HERE.
 
Jada’s storytelling takes center stage on the EP. For as bright as the island-inflected production may be, her lyrics prove just as bold. She opens up without fear about trauma, triumphs, love, femininity, and everything on her mind in subtle fashion, slipping these truths in between bouncy grooves and head-nodding hooks. As such, she asserts herself as a powerhouse with a microphone and a pen.

About New Motion, she commented, “My new EP New Motion reveals raw, uncut feelings – it expresses my desire to intentionally move forward always regardless of the trials & tribulations I’ve faced. It’s about never forgetting to be true to myself while also having fun and creating a safe space for people who are going through similar situations“
 
She paved the way for the project with “Last Night.” UPROXX touted it among “All The Best New R&B From This Week That You Need To Hear” and applauded it as “a sizzling and sultry number focused on her inability to remember the thrilling and excellent moments from the night before.GRM Daily noted, “Jada’s dancehall & R&B infused sound is mesmerizing,
 
New Motion also features Dickmatized.” The latter immediately incited critical applause. Brooklyn Vegan touted it among “20 New Rap and R&B Songs Out This Week” and applauded it as “a cool, chilled-out song that’s about exactly what you think it’s about.” Meanwhile, Dancehall Mag summed it up succinctly as “ultra-sexy.

Jada Kingdom brings a New Motion to the culture now!

  1. Last Night
  2. Fling It Back
  3. Dickmatized
  4. Next Time

ABOUT JADA KINGDOM
For as much as Jada Kingdom twists together dancehall, R&B, pop, and jazz, the Jamaica-born songwriter, model, and designer also merges moments of introspection, seduction, and empowerment. Born and raised in 7 Mile Bull Bay (Gold Shore Lane) on the east side of Kingston Jamaica, she resided in a two-bedroom home with her mother, brother, and sister—sharing a bed with her siblings. The family used showers outside and cooked outdoors as well. Despite “growing up in a really rough and dark place, Jada wrote poems at only eight-years-old and was inspired musically by the likes of Nina Simone, Diana King, Sade, Minnie Ripperton, and Amy Winehouse. At the age of fourteen, she left school, waitressed, promoted events, and modeled. She even launched her own swimwear line and organically built an Instagram following of millions. In 2017, she dropped her debut single “Love Situations.” By the end of the next year, she popped off internationally with “Banana” and the “Banana REMIX Challenge,” amassing 4.4 million Spotify streams and 3.5 million YouTube views. The FADER hailed her as “Jamaica’s alternative voice of pain.” During 2020, she served up the mixtape, E-Syde Queen (The Twinkle Playlist) #Snacksize, in between collaborating with everyone from YFN LucciPopcaan, and Vybz Kartel to DavidoSkillibeng, and Aluna. After amassing 20 million-plus streams and views independently and earning acclaim from The FADERRolling StoneVibe, and more, eventually, she linked up with GRAMMY® Award nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Verse Simmonds and joined forces for his single “Bedroom Bully.” The musical combo was so magical Verse brought in his partner, two time GRAMMY winner, and Jada Kingdom collaborator Akil “Fresh” King. Now together as a company by the name of “Money Well Spent” the duo are now executive producers on Jada’s forthcoming album. Landing a deal with Republic Records she is ready for her next chapter led by “Jungle.

Just. As. Erik new song "Printed in My Sheets" is out now via 360 Magazine

Just. As. Erik – PIMS

Just. As. Erik new song “Printed in My Sheets” is out now. The song is written by Erik together with the artist Janice, one of the Swedish soul scene’s leading figures, and producer John Hårleman who, among other things, has previously collaborated with Anders Bagge and produced songs for the Swedish Melodifestivalen and the American TV series Glee.

– “Printed in My Sheets” is about a magical place where you “sign” your name to enter. There you meet a person with whom you have a magical chemistry and experience. In this place, you forget everything else around you and you do not tell much about yourself to the other person, because you do not want to destroy the unspoiled, Erik says about the new single.

Erik’s sound is a combination of strong melodies, a consistent melancholic nerve, and a fluid gender expression, which is not least to be found in Erik’s bubbling soulful voice, fragile and clear, that is the foundation in all productions.

Erik has previously danced in Eurovision and participated in the Swedish Melodifestivalen, as lead singer in the synth duo The Lovers of Valdaro. He is educated at Balettakademin in Gothenburg and has since performed in musical theatre productions in over 10 years. He’s played the leading role in Priscilla at Göta Lejon in Stockholm and the role of Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain at Kristianstad Theater. Right now he is on tour in Sweden with a new production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

In 2021, Erik released several songs together with artists such as Luca Debonaire, MVRE, Gatby and Miss Sister on the releases “Rewind” (EP), “Play” (album) and “Pause” (acoustic album). Erik’s songs have been supported by blogs like Alfitude and Music & Fashion Blog and Spotify have included his songs in playlists such as “New Music Friday Norway” and “Ny Pop.”

The new single “Printed in My Sheets” is available on all streaming services.

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Trans woman, actress, entertainer, TV personality Monroe Alise shot Corey Fletcher speaks to Vaughn Lowery via 360 Magazine podcast

Monroe Alise

Listen to Monroe Alise’s full conversation with Vaughn Lowery on the 360 MAG Podcast HERE

Monroe Alise is an actress, LGBTQIA+ advocate, model and comedienne. As a transgender woman, she has fulfilled her childhood dream of working in the entertainment industry. Her philosophy on life is described in her mantra, “If you can’t laugh at life, you will never find a reason to live it.”

Born and raised in Washington DC, Monroe grew up passionate and inspired by media and entertainment. Her admiration for her father’s successful career as a DJ ignited her insatiable desire to entertain. Thus, she began singing in church, propelling her into the world of artistic expression. 

For Monroe, a great singer consists of emulating your favorite idols while taking advantage of the potential of one’s own voice. As a child, she recalls being compared to artists like John Legend and Luther Vandross because of her tonality and courage. Another favorite is Nina Simone, whom she references while belting evangelical hymns. 

As a youth, Monroe was a very active and social child. She studied sports public relations but fancied theatre. These disciplines were conducive to her discovery of sexuality. Further, she began to notice a direct correlation with her mother’s maternal responsibilites, rather than her father and two brother’s machismo profile. 

According to Monroe, “While they were playing games and sports, I was in the kitchen doing my mom’s hair.” In addition, her openly gay aunt was influential in her gender transformation due to her immense pride and confidence.

Monroe’s gender bender was painstakingly challenging but became easier over time. For instance, while preparing for an acting role as a Trans woman, she became comfortable in this new skin. After the audition, she gave herself permission to continue to live within this newfound reality.

A year later, Monroe made the decision to come out, “I was like, well this is who I am, so I socially reinvented myself and this is the girl you see.” Eventhough the transition embraced authenticity, it was extremely taxing on her family as well as father’s religious convictions.

Lacking legit representation and management, Monroe began to utilize social media to seek opportunities within the realms of fashion and Hollywood. As a thespian, Monroe became enthralled by the portrayal of becoming another homosepian while subsequently having an impact on the world. This year’s main objective is New York City’s Broadway. Her short-term is to star in a sci-fi like Star Trek or Star Wars as well as a fantasy film similar in type to Harry Potter and Twilight. Longterm, Monroe aspires to host a namesake talk show directed and produced by herself.

As an emerging Trans Community activist, Monroe is deeply concerned about the increasing rate of violence against her people. She hopes to alleviate the suffering of her collective, especially at the hands and ignorance of the narrow-minded. 

Monroe’s Five Principles:

1.) Adequate preparation;

2.) prevention of underachievement;

3.) working while you wait without worry;

4.) preparing for your mission;

5.) and continuing to work because you know you’ve been doing the best you could.

Credits:

Article: Andrea Esteban, McKinley Franklin, Armon Hayes, Vaughn Lowery

Photo: Corey Fletcher

Resources:

Trans Lifeline

Human Rights Campaign

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Check out Monroe on the latest season of P-Valley on Starz.

Zach Zoya via 360 MAGAZINE

Zach Zoya – NLIEW

Listen to Zach on 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

Boy wonder Zach Zoya, inked to Universal Music Canada/7ième Ciel, releases his sophomore EP No Love Is Ever Wasted.

“The love you put out in the world is never wasted. You’re just staking up on good Karma. It’s a message to me.”Zach Zoya

The Canadian crooner proved to be an emerging global star with Start Over on his debut EP Spectrum. The smash has accumulated over two million streams, setting the bar in the legendary Montreal’s music scene

Zach’s cinematic visual, directed by Dan LeMoyne, Upper Hand f/ Soran, depicts emotional imbalance while in a relationship. Subsequently, the anthem exhibits his musical complexity, enticing French rap record label 7ième Ciel to sign him as their first English-speaking act.

Watch Offical Video ‘Upper Hand” HERE.

Zach confirms that being mixed race in a melting pot like Montreal has granted him the freedom to explore his sound with ‘zero’ restrictions. Further, at his NYC Ludlow House showcase, he exuded natural talent and continues to be sought-after for his extensive scope of instrumentation. Clearly, working in tandem with heavy hitters like Boi-1da, Don Mills as well as Matthew Burnett has deeply enriched his inventiveness.

Through his road to discovery, Zach has stumbled upon his wide range of vocal capabilities, largely attributed a good friend and keyboardist. Smoke & Dance, from his latest EP, was released in May 2022. It further solidifies him as a riveting griot and clover–virtuoso, rapper and singer. It’s definitely a post-COVID summer banger! “Smoke & Dance is a anthem I made at the worst time in the pandemic,” says Zach.

Lastly, after being on tour with four-time Juno award-winner Charlotte Cardin, Zach is eager to hit a stage near you.

Stay up to date with Zach Zoya by signing up to his mailing list HERE

No Love Is Ever Wasted Tracklisting:

  1. Strangers In The House (feat. Soran)
  2. Understand
  3. Feelings
  4. My Ex Gurl
  5. Smoke & Dance
  6. All Alone In The Universe
  7. Upper Hand (feat. Soran)

Article:

Vaughn Lowery, Iris Li, Armon Hayes

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Fun Fact:

Zach keeps a notepad-sized poster of his game plan for short and long-term goals on an easel, including mantras and a useful shopping list.

See for yourself HERE.

*Photo: Drowster

Grammy winner John Legend and new artist Muni Long releas new song Honey via 360 MAGAZINE

JOHN LEGEND – HONEY

Multi-platinum, 12-time GRAMMY Award-winner John Legend today debuted the latest single from his forthcoming album, “Honey,” featuring Muni Long. Sexy and silky with elements of R&B, pop and jazz woven throughout, the track is available to stream/download HERE. Watch the accompanying lyric video HERE

“Honey” was produced by Ryan Tedder, Steven Franks, Lindgren and Tommy Brown, with Legend and Long serving as co-writers on the track along with Melanie Joy Fontana, HARV, Gregory Heinn, Lindgren, Franks, Tedder and Brown. While Long and Legend previously worked together as songwriters, “Honey” is their first collaboration as recording artists.

One of the most streamed and buzzworthy artists in the R&B/hip-hop landscape today, Long is currently dominating Urban and Rhythm radio with her #1, platinum breakthrough smash “Hrs And Hrs.”  Before breaking out as a solo artist, she spent the last decade behind the scenes co-writing hits for other artists including Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, and Selena Gomez, to name a few.   

“Honey” is the second track from Legend’s forthcoming album following the project’s lead single “Dope” featuring rapper J.I.D. Watch the accompanying music video, directed by Christian Breslauer, HERE.

Legend will return to Las Vegas for the second leg of his critically acclaimed residency, “Love in Las Vegas,” with shows running from August 5 through 20 and October 14 through 29.

Tickets are available HERE.

Connect with John Legend:

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Chris Brown performs at Drais nightclub Vegas shot by Denise Truscello of Getty Images via 360 MAGAZINE

Chris Brown × Drai’s

Multi-talented singer, dancer and Grammy-award winning artist Chris Brown blew fans away at the first show of his new powerhouse production at Drai’s Nightclub early this morning. Chris Brown: The Live Vegas Residency” showcases the iconic artist’s phenomenal talents on a custom-built, two-story stage. 

The sold-out crowd sang along to hits like “Baddest,” “Indigo” and “No Guidance,” all set to an unprecedented nightclub production with a full cast of talented dancers and smoke, lasers and confetti. Brown also performed “Warm Embrace” and “Mona Lisa” from his much-anticipated new album, “Breezy,”which will be released on Friday, June 24. Brown was one of the first artists to perform one of the club’s signature full-length Drai’s LIVE performances back in 2015 and his residency is the first time Drai’s has created a custom stage for an artist.

Widely known as one of the top performers of his time, Brown has been in the music industry for over 15 years. He became a teen hit sensation for record-breaking R&B songs like “Yo” and “Run It!” featuring Juelz Santana and his album “F.A.M.E” won a Grammy-award in 2012.

Drai’s Nightclub is open from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday – Sunday. Drai’s is the only nightclub in Las Vegas that offers full-length concerts by today’s top-charting artists. Every weekend, the Drai’s LIVE concert series brings big names like Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne and Lil Baby to the rooftop of The Cromwell, with banner performances set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The upcoming Drai’s LIVE concert lineup can be found HERE. Additional dates of Brown’s residency will be announced, soon. Other special requests are available by emailing info@draislv.com.

About Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub

Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights in an unmatched setting – 11 stories high on the rooftop of The Cromwell with dazzling views of the Las Vegas Strip at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. Drai’s Nightclub is a 30,000-square-foot palatial, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000 square feet of the most state-of-the-art high-definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball – the only one of its kind. Drai’s Nightclub is home to Drai’s LIVE, an unprecedented concert series that provides fans with the opportunity to see full-length performances by top performers like Lil Wayne and Lil Baby in an up-close setting unlike anything else in the world. Drai’s is located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. Drai’s Beachclub is a 35,000-square-foot oasis with multiple pools shaded by eight towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, a full-service gourmet kitchen and two full-service bars. The legendary Drai’s After Hours has solidified itself as the ultimate late-night, see-and-be-seen party destination for more than two decades.Drai’s After Hoursis a sleek, sexy lounge where DJs play chart-topping songs of today, including top 40, Latin and hip-hop music. In addition to bottle service, Drai’s After Hours is one of the only spots on the Strip to offer hookah nightly. Drai’s After Hours is open from midnight to close every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More information, including reservations, tickets and hours, is available at DraisGroup.com. Follow Drai’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – @draislv, @draisbeachclub and @draisafterhours.

About The Cromwell

The Cromwell – named a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choicerecipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Awardand the first standalone boutique hotel on the famed Strip – brings an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Las Vegas Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. The Cromwell is the first hotel in Las Vegas to offer mobile key technology for digital, keyless entry to rooms via the guests’ iOS devices. Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road – directly across from Caesars Palace – The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites, a personalized virtual concierge service named Ivy, a 40,000-square-foot casino, Bound – the elevated hotel lobby bar, Interlude – a casino lounge featuring live entertainment, award-winning GIADA – the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub – a 65,000 square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline, and Drai’s After Hours – located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel. The Cromwell is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit thecromwell.com  or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find The Cromwell on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-522-4700 ©2021, Caesars License Company, LLC.

*Photo: Denise Truscello, Getty Images

Bastille releases Remind Me via 360 MAGAZINE

Bastille – Remind Me

Just as the weather begins to warm, Bastille has shared a contender for song of the summer with the release of new single, “Remind Me”—listen HERE.
 

A breezy, sensual, and yet deceptively contemplative slice of pop, “Remind Me” demonstrates Bastille’s unrivalled ability to craft infectious melodies and irresistible hooks. Built around sliding funk guitars and Dan Smith’s distinctive vocals, the track grows until it reaches a chorus filled with baroque vocal harmonies, ominous bass, and driving percussion, Dan’s voice aching with longing and heartbreak.
 

The video for the track is a mesmerizing fly through of Bastille’s pioneering Give Me The Future Experience, launched this week on Oculus HERE. Formulated using footage from a special one-off show dubbed the ‘Futureverse’ gig, the band were able to bring the metaverse to a real-life physical performance using cutting-edge virtual production technologies. In a world first, fans from anywhere in the world were able to scan themselves into these worlds as stylized avatars and interact with the real-life band members as they performed on stage, re-inventing the metaverse meets live experience whilst elevating the human connection. Watch the video for “Remind Me” HERE.
 

“Remind Me” began life in LA whilst the band was working with Rami Yacoub from Max Martin’s production team MxM. Speaking about “Remind Me,” Dan says,
 

“I started working on ‘Remind Me’ a few years ago in LA with some writer friends at the very beginning of the Give Me The Future album process. We weren’t really sure what it would be for but always loved how different it felt. Finishing it off in London with Mark Crew and the rest of the guys, we’d wanted to make something sharp and minimal. The lyrics are about how our minds can taunt us with memories that play uncontrollably like scenes on a loop, so we set the track over this hypnotic, rolling guitar riff. We invited a bunch of singers to lend their voices to the track. We’d been diving into a bunch of music from the 80’s that had sounded futuristic at the time, so it fits with the ideas of the past’s versions of the future that we explore across the album. This song was like a jumping off point for us a couple of years ago and helped shape the sonic tone of the whole Give Me The Future album. Plus, I’m a massive Michel Gondry and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fan, and love how that film explores memory and relationships, so it was fun to nod to it.”
 

The track features background vocals from the band Fours and Zimbabwean-British singer Rationale.
 

“Remind Me” comes hot on the heels of Bastille’s critically acclaimed, #1 album, Give Me The FutureCalled “their best album” by both Rolling Stone UK and Clash and “the most expansive, yet cohesive record Bastille have put their name to” by NMEGive Me The Future explores a futuristic wonderland free from restrictions. Brimming with literary, cinematic, and cultural references to films like Thelma & Louise, the artist Keith Haring, and musicians like Phil Collins and The Police, the album is filled with danceable dreamscapes, providing an escapist universe where you can travel back and forward in time to be anyone, do anything, and embrace a new wave of technology, which enables us to get lost inside our imagination.
 

Having thrown themselves into co-writing for other artists in recent years, for the first time ever on a Bastille album, the band inched open the door to collaborators, working with venerable pop royalty such as Ryan Tedder (Adele, Taylor Swift) and Rami Yacoub (Britney Spears, Lady Gaga), as well as award-winning actor, musician, writer, creator, producer, director, and activist Riz Ahmed.
 

Bastille has just completed an extensive UK arena tour, and the band are currently on a huge tour of the US before returning to Europe and the UK this summer for a string of festival sets, including Kendal Calling, and Reading and Leeds Festival. They then set off on a South American and European tour later this year.