While the indecisive Spring comes and goes, allow yourself to get lost in a new music and fantasize about upcoming concerts, holidays and things to do when sun shines brighter. In this week's Global Weekly we share with you new music from Elderbrook, Taylor, The Creator, James and Metallica and introduce to upcoming events - Cully Jazz Festival, DGTL Amsterdam electronic music festival and exhibition featuring never-before-seen photos of The Beatles. As always, at the end of the article our hidden gems - film and music recommendations.
Would you like to teleport to Asteroid City?
The first look on Wes Anderson’s new film “Asteroid City” with an impressive cast leaves fans anticipating for more. Film stars Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Maya Hawke, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Steve Carell, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, and Jeff Goldblum, among others.
Asteroid City will premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in May 2023. Watch the trailer:
New releases – Elderbrook, Taylor, the Creator, James and Metallica
A live phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer-songwriter, and father-of-two, Elderbrook has released an album titled "Little Love".
He delves into the life-changing impact of fatherhood, with an outlook focused on the bigger picture, appreciating the little moments, and the deep connection with his beloved children. The result is a positive and uplifting dance-focused album full of Elderbrook's magic. As a producer, singer-songwriter, and now a father, Elderbrook continues to work his charm and create music that resonates with fans around the world.
The deluxe edition of Tyler, The Creator's most recent studio album, "CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST," has been released, with the album titled "The Estate Sale."
The 24-track album includes the original "CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST" tracklist in addition to eight bonus tracks, three of which feature A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, and YG as guests. "CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST" debuted in June 2021 and landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving Tyler his second chart-topper. It also earned him his second Grammy win, taking home Best Rap Album at the 2022 ceremony just two years after winning the same category for "IGOR".
"She's a Star" is one of the 20 tracks featured on James' upcoming double album, "Be Opened By The Wonderful," which celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The orchestral version of this song presents a new and unique interpretation. The orchestral arrangement gives the already emotional song a larger and more spacious tone, while the rich strings and brass add a level of complexity. Tim Booth's unique voice gives the song a touch of fragility and honesty. The song itself is an ode to the beauty of a woman who stands out from the crowd.
Metallica has released the video for “72 Seasons,” the title track of their upcoming album.
72 Seasons is Metallica’s long-awaited 12th studio album, which will be presented with a global premiere in cinemas all over the world. Global Premiere will feature exclusive interviews with Metallica, with the full band delving into the origins and stories behind the songs and accompanying music videos for every track on the album.
Be the first to hear the band's new album the day before its release, on the big screen with pummelling surround sound in this special event. Check your local cinemas for the film screening.
Explore upcoming events in the music & culture scene...
For anyone who appreciates great music, breath-taking scenery, and a lively atmosphere, the Cully Jazz Festival is taking place from April 14-22 in the charming Swiss village of Cully, on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The festival began in 1983 and has grown to become one of the most important jazz events in Switzerland, featuring top-notch international and local musicians. From small intimate shows in local cafes and bars to larger performances in the main tent - Cully Jazz has something for every jazz fan. In addition to jazz, the festival also includes blues, soul, funk, and world music, showcasing the diversity and richness of the contemporary music scene.
Are you tired of the same old Easter weekend routine of egg hunting and eating? Why not mix things up this year and lose yourself in the sounds of electronic music at DGTL Amsterdam, an annual electronic music festival with a diverse lineup of DJs and producers, innovative art installations, and sustainable initiatives.
You can immerse yourself in the beats of Camelphat, Monolink, Moderat, Mura Masa, Bonobo, and more at NDSM Docklands in one of Europe's most vibrant cities from April 7-9. Aside from the music, attendees can explore various art exhibits, participate in interactive installations, and enjoy stunning visuals and lighting effects. This year's festival will feature the impressive art project DATA GATE by Ouchhh Studio which explores the impact of data in art and how technology can bring people closer together.
Attention all The Beatles fans! Plan your visit to London this year to see the early days of the Beatles through the eyes of one of the band's members.
The National Portrait Gallery will display Paul McCartney's 35mm images of The Beatles' travels during the early 1960s in an exhibition “Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm” from June 28 to October 1. These never-before-seen photos offer a rare glimpse into the band's behind-the-scenes moments, providing a personal and exclusive view of what it was like to be a 'Beatle' during the rise of 'Beatlemania'.
Listen: “Washed Through Me” by Sin Fang.
This ambient, meditative tune is part of the Icelandic composer’s Sin Fang album “Sikadene” – the original score for Jo Nesbøs audio drama.
Watch: More Than Ever by Emily Atef. An honest and intimate look on oneself and the relationship with a loved one when faced with a disease and death. The last role of French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who lost life in a skiing accident last January.
Rewind time: Interview with Finnish singer-songwriter ALMA.
ALMA has just released a music video for “Tell Mama” and announced her upcoming album “Time Machine”, which is set to be released on April 21.