The Roundup: Back to the Pride Lands

Welcome to this week’s Roundup, where you can check the biggest stories in music and movies throughout the world! Here are this week’s top stories:

Our first look at The Lion King is here

Disney truly blessed us this Thanksgiving with a trailer that the world has been on the edge for for a long time. Set to release next summer, we finally have a first look at the live-action The Lion King.

The film stars Donald Glover, Beyonce, Seth Rogen, and returning from the original movie, the iconic James Earl Jones. The film is also directed by John Favreau, who most recently brought The Jungle Book into the real world in 2016. 

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the trailer has set the record with the most views for any Disney movie trailer in a single day with 224.6 million views. It is the second most-watched trailer of any movie ever in 24 hours (the first is Avengers: Infinity War).

The Lion King will be released on July 19, 2019.

Bleachers announces Terrible Thrills, Vol. 3

At the end of each album cycle, Bleachers releases a special album called “Terrible Thrills”, which features songs from the previous record covered by exclusively female artists. 

This year’s third volume of Terrible Thrills will feature the likes of Mitski, Julien Baker, MUNA and Ani DiFranco. The new release will begin a slow, four-mouth release in January. 

The two previous albums featured artists like Tegan and Sara, Sia and Sara Bareilles. 

Terrible Thrills Vol. 3 costs $50 for four 7-inch discs and can be purchased here.

The 1975 debut Sincerity Is Scary video

In the lead-up to this week’s release of their third studio album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, The 1975 has debuted their fourth music video of this album cycle. This time it’s the video for Sincerity Is Scary. 

The video itself is a ray of sunshine designed to radiate pure positivity, in contrast to the song’s lyrics which depict the fear of being real. 

When asked by Stereogum about the song, lead singer Matty Healy said, “It’s about me trying to denounce all of that postmodern fear of like being real, you know? Like irony first, irony first. Make sure you’re ironic because then you can’t be judged on being a person.” 

The video can be found below ↓ and the brand new record from The 1975 will be out THIS FRIDAY! 

Hayley Williams announces long social media break

Last weekend, Paramore’s frontwoman Hayley Williams announced another long break from social media. In an Instagram post on Saturday, Williams said she hadn’t taken a long break since 2015, but could sense that it was time again.

Williams opened up about her mental health yet again, but says she’s working hard to be strong for herself. 

I wish the best for Hayley, a human I have never met but owe so much to on a personal level. Paramore has helped me change, grow and branch out as both a teenager and adult and I look forward to supporting anything that Hayley chooses to do in the future.

Reading & Leeds Festivals announce all-star lineup

Reading & Leeds Festivals revealed the headliners for next year’s festivals last week. The Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and Post Malone will headline the festivals in 2019. 

Tickets for next year’s events went on sale last Friday. The full lineup poster can be seen here ↓

Reading Leeds

This week’s movie releases: If Beale Street Could Talk, The Possession of Hannah Grace 

This week’s recommended tracks: Lost In Japan by Shawn Mendes ft. ZEDD, thank u next by Ariana Grande, Wallowa Lake Monster by Sufjan Stevens 

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