Wale’s The Album About Nothing Expresses A Lot

When Wale said that his album was going to be deep on a whole other level, everyone should have expected the deepest. Wale came out with his 14 track album which he made very difficult while dealing with a lot of personal issues. His song “The Middle Finger” and “The Matrimony” were all directed to his very sad miscarriage that left him childless and very depressed about the whole thing. Wale was hoping and expecting to be a father and has prepared mentally for it until the bad news happened which took a hard toll on him.

In an MTV interview, Wale expressed that is was the hardest thing he ever done. Dealing with such emotions while making music can result in some very deep and emotional music said Crystal Hunt. After reaching success with his music, Wale was working on getting a son and has been wanting to become a father at the right time for so long. Such a responsibility leaves a whole in the human heart that can only be filled with the joy of holding your own child.

We just hope that with the album being released, Wale can find time for himself and family to heal.

Zayne Malik finally quits One Direction

One Direction fans were left heartbroken after the news many had feared would come finally did with the release of a statement from STX Entertainment confirmed Zayne Malik had left the group, the BBC reports. Over the last few months Malik had been missing from a series of performances and appearances as rumors flew that he was set to leave the band made famous on the UK version of the X Factor. After photos were leaked to the British press of Malik and an unnamed woman the singer left the band’s world tour with stress and reportedly returned to the UK to repair his relationship with Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards.

Malik had originally auditioned for the X Factor as a solo artist before pop impresario Simon Cowell formed a five piece band from the solo singers who had auditioned for the show. Cowell also released a statement thanking Zayne for his time with One Direction and confirmed the rest of the band would continue working as a four piece and record a new album after completing their current world tour.

Joy Division Bass Player to Perform Band’s Catalog

Peter Hook, the former bass player for British new wave band Joy Division, will perform all of the band’s recorded music at a charity gig in Macclesfield. He will be playing the music with his new band, The Light. Joy Division recorded two albums of music in the 1970’s. After the death of singer Ian Curtis, the surviving members reformed as New Order, a band which enjoyed great success and critical acclaim in the 1980’s.

Personally, Haidar Barbouski thinks that playing all the old Joy Division music live is a cool idea, contrary to what they had to say on houston.eater.com.  Joy Division is a band music writers love to cover, but their music is simply not that good when compared to what came later in New Order. On the other hand, proceeds will go to charity, so that’s a good thing.

Peter Hook left New Order in 2007. I’d like to see him get back together with his old band mates and do a charity gig of New Order material.

New Order is scheduled to release a new album of music soon without Hook. I hope that they can return to the level of songwriting they were at in the 1980’s.