In a week that has given us food for thought in the form of trailer for the forthcoming BBC 4 drama Burton And Taylor, plus some revelations about Girls, here’s some other bits of culture you may have missed.
1) Beyonce’s Latest Leak
While we wait for Beyonce’s fifth album *twiddles thumbs*, we can enjoy the latest track to surface from her following Bow Down/ I Been On, Grown Woman and Standing On The Sun. On The Run – a solo version of the collaborative track on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail – is a slinky little number that sounds more than a little like Jessie Ware to us. Which brings us to…
2) Hear Jessie Ware Team Up With Miguel
After his most excellent use of hashtags with Mariah Carey (#beautiful), Miguel has collaborated with Jessie Ware on a version of his Adorn. It sounds a bit like she’s singing over his version in her bedroom, still you can’t go wrong when two of our favourite vocalists team up can you?
3) Gawp At These Daft Punk Condoms
Yikes! Diplo Instagrammed a picture of these bespoke Daft Punk condoms with the witty epithet: “Thank God I had those Daft Punk condoms last night.” Who knew the French robots were such big fans of JLS?!
4) Watch The Lifeguard Trailer
The other side of Alissa Nutting’s controversial forthcoming book Tampa comes in the form of this quasi-comedy starring Kristen Bell. She’s a 29 year-old with a case of the arrested developments who falls for a teenager....
5) Watch Mutya Keisha Siobhan Make A Song
Flatline is proving to be The Culture Desk’s jam of the summer, and this ‘making of’ video gives us an insight into how to record a top notch pop hit. Tip 1 – Run about in a car park a lot, Tip 2 – Repeatedly check that the zoom lens on your iPhone is working. Looks fun (we’re quite jealous).