Four things groovin’ through your headphones this week



Jessica Murphy

1. “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” 

In a brand new documentary, “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” the life of the late Nirvana singer is under the spotlight once again. The film, set to hit select theaters April 24, has been in the works since 2007, and features in-depth testimonials from those closest to the singer, according to director Brett Morgen. While it seems the life of Cobain has been uncovered, what makes this documentary noteworthy is the film’s work with Cobain’s now 22-year-old daughter, Frances Bean. She provides a glance into her world and her struggle to grow up in her father’s shadow while learning to understand his legacy.

“Montage of Heck” will also feature an unheard Cobain song, a track that was found in his storage unit back in 2013. Even better than the unveiling of new music, the documentary will also air on HBO in May. Even if you aren’t Nirvana’s number one fan, the documentary appeals in its dedication to knowing and discovering one of the greatest legacies, and the troublesome complexities that come with it.

2. Beyonce’s new song on Tidal

Yes, you read that right. The queen released an exclusive single titled “Die With You,” a slow, soulful ballad that commemorates her wedding anniversary with superstar mogul Jay-Z. The catch, or super smart marketing strategy, is that the song is only available on the couple’s brand new streaming service Tidal. The artist-owned music and video service featuring talents such as Daft Punk, Alecia Keys and Madonna, is set to compete with other streaming services like Spotify, but give the control back to artists.Beyonce’s song was also released in video form on Tidal, showing her at the piano while her husband films, only fueling your love for America’s power couple. Many predict that exclusive songs such as Beyonce’s is going to be the feature that drives Tidal’s success. So, if you want to get Queen Bee’s newest music, looks like you’ll have to turn there first.

3. Passion Pit’s new album, “Kindred”

Passion Pit is set to release its third studio album, “Kindred,” on April 21 featuring their hit single “Lifted Up (1985).” The highly anticipated 10 track album from the indie pop group comes three years after their critically acclaimed “Gossamer” hit radio waves, debuting at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top 200. 

Based off of “Lifted Up (1985)” and the newly released “Until we can’t (Let’s go),” both serve as energy-filled, catchy tracks that stay true to Passion Pit’s genre. The electro-pop tones are sure to satisfy in “Kindred,” and will be featured in the band’s upcoming tour for the album. Passion Pit will be stopping by Philadelphia next on May 10 for Radio 104.5’s Birthday Show. If you can get your hands on a ticket for the sold-out festival, be sure to check out the band for plenty of new music and a fun time.

4. Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” music video

If you haven’t seen this video already, you should. After a lot of buzz surrounding the release of “Furious 7,” and the emotional goodbye to the late Paul Walker, Wiz Khalifa is back adding to the soundtrack with his own tribute to the star. In the track titled “See you again,” featuring Charlie Puth, the song serves as the new anthem for the movie that pulls at the heartstrings. The chilling and emotional lyrics like “how can we not talk about family when family’s all that we got?” radiates not only the bonds held in the movie but also those that are translated in real life by the actors. 

Khalifa, who was also featured on the “Furious 6” soundtrack with “We own it” along with rapper 2 Chainz, returned for the latest movie to specially write a song in Walker’s honor. Already the song is in the top ten on Billboard’s Hot 100, and quickly rising. 

The music video is simple and heartfelt in its approach with some shots of Khalifa and Puth singing, but the majority being its own montage of Walker throughout all the Furious movies. 

Whether you’re watching for the first or tenth time, the video is an emotional goodbye to a beloved star. Break out those tissues.