Music Corner Issue 4

Foo Fighters kicked off November with the release of “Shame Shame,” the first single off their tenth studio album “Medicine At Midnight.” The track debuted with a performance on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, as well as an accompanying music video. While this single is different from the band’s signature sound, the album as a whole is expected to be “instantly recognizable” as a Foo Fighters record. “It was written and sequenced in a way that you put it on, and nine songs later you’ll just put it on again,” Dave Grohl, lead singer and guitarist, told NME.

The 2021 Grammy nominations list caused much-needed discussion about the award show’s questionable nomination process. The Weeknd’s critically acclaimed record “After Hours” was notably missing from the list, as well as Harry Styles’s majorly successful sophomore solo record “Fine Line,” among many other well-deserving albums created this year by artists like Lady Gaga and Fiona Apple. “It can often be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine, with the right handshakes,” Halsey, singer-songwriter and 2016 Grammy nominee, said. “’Bribes’ that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as ‘not-bribes.'” Music should be about just that: the love of music. Status and money should be irrelevant. Award shows should award musicians for their genuine passion rather than their willingness to please the wealthy and powerful.

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