Zayn is a man at wits’ end on the lovestruck soul ballad Better. The new dad dropped the single this morning and it finds him contemplating a love he can’t shake, but might just have to. The song is slated for his upcoming third album, which is being described as his most personal project to date. With total creative reign, Zayn is making the music he has always wanted to.

A bit of advice: if you run into Katy Perry anytime soon and ask her what she’s going to do after she’s done taking time off following the birth of her child, just don’t. Perry tweeted yesterday popular misconception: being a mom isn’t a full time job along with a baby bottle, upside down smile and losing it face emoji. She said when a mom finally goes back to work it’s not like they have been coming from months of time off, she’s coming from that full time job of being a mom. She’s urging her KatyCats to call their moms to tell her you love and appreciate her.

Sia dropped the second single from her directed move Music and the soaring Courage to Change is exactly the anthem of courage we need right now. Sia sings seeking this ray of light in the darkness. She said the only thing that remains constant is change. Now more than ever we need to pull together to fight for humanity, equality and so much more. It’s time for real change. The song ponders what legacy we leave behind and the desire to live a life of purpose.

Five Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin is going it alone with Superbloom, his debut solo album. He cut the LP at his LA home in February as the health crisis created some unexpected downtime. Irwin grabbed the opportunity to push himself, as he embarked on a deep dive into his own life and experiences. The result this deeply personal album, 10 tracks exploring his childhood, alcoholism, depression, death, addiction, despair and hope. Superbloom is due to drop October 23. The first track, Skinny Skinny is out now.

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It is with a great explosion of joy and with my entire soul that I am proudly announcing to you all that I am releasing my first solo record. The album explores my inner philosophies and feelings about the walk of life I have found myself on. I’m ridiculously excited to share this with you, it feels like this record has been over a decade in the making. It brings me the greatest joy of all that I am in a band that allows me to create freely inside and outside of it. I can’t wait for you to hear it. You can pre-order my debut solo album ‘Superbloom’ out October 23rd everywhere tonight. Pre-save now from the link in my profile. The first single “Skinny Skinny” is out everywhere tonight at 9pm PT. We must fight against a common darkness that shadows our ability to live truthfully, to live without self doubt, and without self destruction and love ourselves for what we are. When writing “Skinny Skinny” I first thought of myself, and many other young peoples struggles with body image and particularly body dysmorphia. It’s something I’ve never confronted in a creative form and I am feeling strong in saying “Skinny Skinny” goes directly to that painful place in my mind.

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