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One Liners: YouTube, Drake, Kanye West, more

By | Published on Friday 3 September 2021



Lyor Cohen has confirmed that YouTube Music and Premium now have over 50 million subscribers, including people still on a free trial. This, says Cohen, makes it “the fastest growing music subscription service out there”. That said, it’s not clear how many people are subscribing to full YouTube Premium to get rid of ads on the main service and have never actually used the music streaming part of their account. Though from an extensive survey of the CMU team, we can confirm it’s at least one.



That new Drake album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’, is out. Consider yourself informed.

Drake’s nemesis Kanye West has released the video for ‘Come To Life’ from his ‘Donda’ album. Although he’s apparently willing to end that whole Drake feud if he’s not dissed on ‘Certified Lover Boy’. I’m sure he’s listening closely as we speak.

Finneas is back with new single ‘The 90s’. His debut album, ‘Optimist’, is out on 15 Oct.

Charli XCX has released new single ‘Good Ones’. “The first single of my new chapter embraces all that my life has to offer in today’s world – fame, glamour, inner demons and global hits”, she says. “‘Good Ones’ was produced by Oscar Holter of Max Martin’s Wolf Cousins entity, and laments my inability to keep hold of healthy relationships, instead being endlessly drawn back to the dysfunctional and toxic”.

Skepta has released the video for ‘Eyes On Me’, from his recent ‘All In’ EP.

Bastille have released the video for their latest single ‘Thelma & Lousie’.

Example has released new single ‘Every Single Time’, featuring What So Not and Lucy Lucy. “Fans always say to me, ‘oh my god, your song reminds me of the first time I lost my virginity, your song reminds me of my first drink, your song reminds me of the time I kissed my wife'”, he says of the inspiration for the song. “And that got me thinking about the concept of what songs mean to people”.

Public Service Broadcasting have released new single ‘Lichtspiel III: Symphonie Diagonale’. Their new album, ‘Bright Magic’, is out on 24 Sep.

Crossfaith have released new single ‘Slave Of Chaos’, showcasing a shift in their sound. It “mixes trap with hardcore punk and rock’s attitude, so it’s different from our last releases but you’re going to find out about the new Crossfaith style as soon as you hear this song”, say the band.

Moonchild Sanelly has released new single ‘Undumpable’. “[The song] is a jam about a relationship where the couples’ tempers are frayed in lockdown, in a super intense atmosphere”, she says. “They’re fighting but they each feel like they’ve invested too much to be easily dumped”.

Beak> have shared new single ‘Oh Know’.

Ragz Originale has released new single ‘Rearrange’, featuring Prettyboy D-O.



Rudimental have announced a one-off show at Brixton Academy on 27 May 2022. Their new album, ‘Ground Control’, is out today.

Dave has announced UK and Ireland arena tour dates in February and March next year. Tickets go on general sale on 9 Sep.

Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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