The love in “Heaven” is not the holy grail, as in Ellie Goulding’s version. Nor is love equated to immortality, in ZAYN and Taylor’s version. As Michaels herself sings in the second verse, “There’s no regrets. I just thought it was fun.” “Heaven” renders love, or at least the “Fifty Shades” version of it, in simple terms. The boy is bad for her, and yet, so good.
“Is it us? Or is it just supernatural?” BØRNS croons in “Supernatural.” Neon pink lights illuminate a leafy green backdrop behind him. White strobe flickers in the back. The song is about a relationship, rather than a person, but one can’t help wonder whether the singer himself exudes a certain supernatural, alien energy.
On its 10 year anniversary, maybe it’s finally time for us to give “Oracular Spectacular”’s second half a second chance.
Joan Tower is a Grammy-award winning contemporary classical composer and one of the most successful woman composers of all time.
Charming and sincere, Grace VanderWaal’s performance promises more hits further down the road.
Even after acknowledging the film’s context, Lamar and The Weeknd still complicitly pander to the status quo.