Last Lap: Adele And Daft Punk Get Mashed Together For “Something About The Fire”

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Adele And Daft Punk Get Mashed Together For “Something About The Fire”
We cringed when we first caught wind of this. But when we finally listened to the mash up that features Adele‘s “Set Fire To The Rain” and Daft Punk‘s “Something About Us” we felt ashamed of our initial skepticism — this actually might be our new favorite song. [Prefix]

There Might Be An Album Of Unreleased Material By Aaliyah On The Way
While the late legend Aaliyah‘s brother says there’s no “official” album on the way, producer Jeffey “J. Dub” Walker Tweeted, “Just got great news today; the smash unreleased song called ‘Steady Ground’ I produced on #Aaliyah is gonna be on her upcoming album:)”. We’ve got all our fingers, toes, and other crossable parts crossed that we’ll be hearing some previously unheard Aaliyah music this year. [Idolator]

Katy Perry Says “Part Of Me” Is Not About Russell Brand
In what she claims to be incidental timing, Katy Perry has said “Part Of Me” is not actually about ex-hubby Russell Brand. Don’t believe her? Well, the song was actually written two years ago, so looks like despite the timely subject matter, Katy is legit — the song is not about her divorce. [Popdust]

Math Predicts What New Music Will Be A Hit
“The Hit Equation” can tell us what songs are going to be hits and which are going to flop, and so far it’s been right 60% of the time on the UK charts. The equation “seeks to break down songs into their component parts and then identify the components most important to hit potential. Parameters such as loudness, tempo, beat variation and “danceability” are assessed for their power to predict if a song will be a hit – reach top 5 on the hit charts – or become a flop – reach no higher than #30 on a top 40 list. The equation uses 23 distinct audio features in all to score a song’s hit potential.” Fascinating. [Singularity Hub]

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