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Interview with Lauv

21st April 2018 | Music

Lauv has had an incredible 10 months.

In May 2017 he released his, then, soon-to-be breakthrough single ‘I Like Me Better’ - a release even he admits that, at the time, he didn’t realise how significant it would be. The song charted globally, entered the Spotify Global Top 40 and was certified Silver in the UK, 3x Platinum in Australia and Gold in the US.


Only to out-do himself, he released a collaboration with global DJ powerhouse DJ Snake - ‘A Different Way’ (co-written with Ed Sheeran), co-wrote Cheat Codes chart-topper ‘No Promises (feat. Demi Lovato)’ and then toured Asia with Ed Sheeran.

Then in October (yes, literally, this is how crazy his life has been) he released follow-up single ‘Easy Love’ followed by 'Paris In The Rain'.


We initially interviewed Lauv 1 month after ‘I Like Me Better’ had been released (listen back here) and now speaking to him at the legendary Abbey Road Studios whilst in London for his headline world tour, he has a slightly different perspective on life and pop music.

James Gilmore interviewed Lauv about his crazy 10 months, performing in arenas and how to film a music video in a desert road.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Lauv

James Gilmore interviews Lauv at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London about is crazy 10 months, performing in arenas and how to film a music video in a desert road. (18 minutes)

New Music We Love: Ariana Grande is back and The Vamps could have won the day

20th April 2018 | Music

Let’s cut to the chase here - Ariana Grande has released new music and yes, there’s a lot of really great music out today as well (which we will definitely get to) but for now all we can do is talk about ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ and that’s how it is.

Featured Song: Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

Ari absolutely trolled the who universe by having a song that starts as a ballad (for like, 3 seconds) and then evolves into the best pop song that this summer is going to see – unless she releases more new music this summer, that is. As she says in the song, she’s feeling a vibe… and we’re feeling a vibe too!

On a more serious note, if the response to the Manchester Attack is that we shouldn’t allow terror to make us live in fear or change our day-to-day lives – then Ariana Grande has created the perfect response. It’s a song that respects a moment that is so painful for so many, whilst being true and honest to where Ariana’s head space is at right now.


Other Good Ones

The Vamps – Hair Too Long: If Ari hadn’t released a world class banger today, then this song would have been the best song released today. The Vamps’ best song ever (which is saying a lot because ‘All Night’ is a certified banger) – it’s addictive and shows off the band’s natural transition to recognising that, basically, they’re not 14 years old anymore. Many rounds of applause…

Billie Eilish – lovely (with Khalid): If anything, this collaboration is what we expected the new Ariana single would sound like, but either way we’re so happy that Billie Eilish’s voice is on…

NEW ‘ISLAND URBAN’ RADIO SHOW JOINS W!ZARD RADIO STATION

17th April 2018 | Music

W!ZARD Radio Station is excited to announce a brand new radio show in partnership with Island Records UK’s Urban Division.

The new, bi-weekly radio show will broadcast exclusively on W!ZARD Radio Station on Friday evenings, from 9pm (UK). The show will be hosted the Urban Division’s Noha Omnya and will highlight the best new urban music.

With a focus on the culture-shifting work being done by the division – which ranks the likes of Sean Paul, Giggs, Big Shaq, Drake and Metro Boomin on its roster – each episode will see Noha playing some of the most exciting new music releases as well as picks from the artists, and team members, that make Island Records UK such a revered label.

The radio show will be followed at 10pm (UK) by a new, weekly show from Myles McCaulskey who, on his weekly Saturday afternoon radio show, has interviewed the likes of Avelino, Lotto Boyzz, Lethal Bizzle and BRITs Critics Choice nominee Mabel.

Legendary DJ and producer Steve Aoki will continue his weekly W!ZARD Radio Station residency at 11pm (UK) on Fridays.