Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week
Dakota Johnson directed a Coldplay video, Billie Eilish dropped her James Bond track and more.
Dakota Johnson directed a Coldplay video
For her directorial debut, Dakota Johnson, actress and girlfriend of Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin, co-directed the band’s new music video alongside director Cory Bailey. The doo-wop-inspired track “Cry Cry Cry” from their latest album Everyday Life provides the soundtrack for the 1950s sock-hop-themed dance video, choreographed by Celia Rowlson-Hall, whose past projects include HBO’s Girls and music videos for MGMT’s “Electric Feel” and Alicia Keys’ “In Common.” According to Variety, “the video was shot in one of London’s last remaining and intact 1950s-style ballrooms, the Rivoli Ballroom.”
Drake signed a multi-year deal with a new live-streaming platform
Drake is bringing battle rap to Caffeine, a new broadcast platform founded by an ex-Apple designer and entrepreneur. Created with “the objective of making battle rap easier to access in your home or on your mobile device,” according to the artist’s Twitter announcement, the show will bring the Ultimate Rap League—the biggest battle rap league in the US—for free to viewers who are subscribed to the platform.
URL x CAFFEINE
Excited to announce this major step forward!! I managed to get @urltv and @caffeine linked up with the objective of making battle rap easier to access in you home or on your mobile device and it’s FREE to watch battles once you sign up. Greatness Simplified. pic.twitter.com/0XqosqiN1Q
— Drizzy (@Drake) February 11, 2020
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas announced they’re expecting a child
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, who got married last summer in Vegas–with a second, more extravagant ceremony the following month in France—are now expecting their first child. According to Just Jared, the outlet that broke the news, “the couple is keeping things very hush hush but their friends and family are super excited for them.” Us Weekly reports that the baby is due in “the middle of summer.”
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are reportedly expecting their first child https://t.co/6ahoX0ipIt
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) February 12, 2020
Billie Eilish released her James Bond theme song
News broke last month that Grammy winner Billie Eilish would be performing the theme song for the next James Bond film, No Time To Die, making her the youngest artist in history to write and perform a 007 title track. The song for the upcoming film—the last to star Daniel Craig as the titular agent—has now been released, racking up nearly 8 million views on YouTube in under 24 hours.
Harry and Meghan flew to the US for non-royal engagements
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are clearly trying to chart out their new lives as former royals, taking trips to Miami and Stanford for speaking engagements and discussions about potential projects. According to Town & Country, Prince Harry gave an allegedly paid-for speech at a JP Morgan sponsored summit in Miami earlier this week. The couple then travelled on to Stanford University in California, where they reportedly met with various professors and academics to discuss their new charitable organization.
What an unlikely meeting place https://t.co/xTFeLB7vRI
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) February 13, 2020