Sam Smith Covered Donna Summer’s Disco Standard ‘I Feel Love’
Happy Friday! This week was very generous in terms of new music releases, with Dua Lipa making her comeback, Ariana Grande and Chaka Khan (!) dropping a tune for the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack, and Earl Sweatshirt surprise dropping an album just because he can. And, of course, Sam Smith is making another gesture towards disco with a smooth cover of Donna Summer’s disco classic ‘I Feel Love.’ Listen to the cover in the video above and learn more about the other tunes below.
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Since releasing her eponymous debut record just two years ago, which was elevated by the international hit ‘New Rules,’ Dua Lipa has kept herself busy by appearing on songs by Diplo and Calvin Harris. But with ‘Don’t Start Now’ she returns as the star of the show (wearing Mugler, naturally) in a slinky disco-infused number.
Earl Sweatshirt — EAST
Earl Sweatshirt always stood out as one of the most talented members from the Tyler, the Creator-led hip-hop collective Odd Future. He is in top form in a new album, FEET OF CLAY, which he surprised release on Halloween night. A treat indeed.
La Roux — International Woman of Leisure
It’s been 5 years since La Roux’s last album and even longer since she enjoyed mainstream success with the infectious and defiant ‘Bulletproof.’ Fans of the electropop act can rest easy knowing that a new album is finally on the horizon (Supervision, out February 7, 2020) and a new ’80s-tinged single signals a joyful return.
Ariana Grande & Chaka Khan — Nobody
In a now-viral video, Chaka Khan revealed that she while she had indeed recorded a song with Grande, aka the current biggest pop act in the world, “It’s not gonna change the world, okay?” While the duet might not have the chart impact of either artist’s previous hits, it sure did make my walk to the gym a little better.