Azealia Banks and Lana Del Rey set to collaborate
In terms of music-based hype, Azealia Banks and Lana Del Rey accounted for the vast majority of 2011's quota (and much of 2012's too) - so when Ryan Tedder of 'OneRepublic/writing songs for Adele and Beyonce' fame revealed that he was currently working on a collaboration piece for the pair, a parallel universe probably received some sort of catastrophic event, thus is the pull of the two artists.
"I've been canceling a lot of more expected writing sessions to do stuff that just freaks me out that I thinks cool. Azealia Banks scares me. Lana Del Rey scares me a little bit. Not in a bad way."
Early prediction: This song will be dull.
Perhaps the most covered/remixed of recent times has been given a fresh new perspective this morning from Smims&Belle (aka Foster The People), which features Azealia Banks. The remix isn't particularly groundbreaking, but that Banks verse at 1:20 works really well with the manic production. It's unfortunate that the rest of the remix lacks the same level of energy as the 1:20-2:50 section, because this could've been pretty special. [read more]
When Damon Albarn isn't partaking in one of the many projects he's got scribbled on his CV, he's teaming up with the likes of Lana Del Rey in an attempt to make them sound better. [read more]