Taylor Swift Is ‘Very Stoked’ About ‘Killing Eve’ Cover of ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

Taylor Swift can’t contain her excitement over a cover of her hit song “Look What You Made Me Do” being featured in a recent episode of Killing Eve.

The 30-year-old pop star took to Twitter on Sunday (May 24) to share a snippet of the dark and haunting take on her 2017 Reputation track, which was debuted that same evening during the BBC spy drama.

“VERY STOKED about this cover of lwymmd on @KillingEve by Jack leopards & the dolphin club!!” Swift tweeted.

Streaming services credit the mysterious cover to the group Jack Leopards & the Dolphin Club, with Jack Antonoff and Nils Sjöberg listed as producers.

Swift’s original version of “Look What You Made Me Do” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 2017.

Check out the downtempo cover of the song below.

Queen’s Brian May Recalls ‘Near Death’ Experience After Suffering Heart Attack: Watch

Brian May is “incredibly grateful” to be alive after suffering a recent heart attack.

In a video posted to Instagram on Sunday (May 24), the 72-year-old Queen guitarist detailed the “saga” of events leading up to the heart attack, including a recent gardening accident that injured his buttock muscle.

May says he was experiencing excruciating pain following the gardening incident, which he initially blamed on shredding his gluteus maximus. But an MRI of his lower spine revealed that May actually had a compressed sciatic nerve.

But the story doesn’t end there. During the process of treating his pain and torn muscle, the musician discovered that he had a “small heart attack.”

“I thought I was a very healthy guy,” May says in the clip. “But I turned out to have three arteries that were congested and in danger of blocking the supply of blood to my heart.”

May notes that three stents were successfully put in after his doctor drove him to the hospital.

“I walked out with a heart that’s very strong now,” he says. “I was very near death because of this.”

The health scare has brought new wisdom to May, who has some words of advice for people approaching their “autumn” years.

“There are some lessons to be learned,” the guitarist says. “We’ve all got to really look at ourselves as we get to the autumn years, and what seems to be a very healthy heart may not be. I would get it checked from time to time.”

Watch the full clip below.

In Demand: Songwriter Whitney Phillips Reveals How ‘Stuck With U’ Came Together

Growing up, Whitney Phillips wanted to be an architect. “I liked the creation of things from the ground up,” she tells Billboard. “I loved conceptualizing things and building them.”

By the time she started high school, though, Phillips recalls becoming “pretty much obsessed with Mariah Carey” — and as a result, decided to trade in her architectural dreams to pursue music, too. In 2006, right after high school graduation, she left her native Seattle and moved to Los Angeles hoping to break into the industry while majoring in business marketing and communications at Loyola Marymount University. Phillips describes her early days in L.A. as “very Coyote Ugly,” adding, “It takes a while to figure out your best angle to get in.”

While doing just that, she was often invited on stage to sing hooks with fellow musician friends at live shows, but quickly discovered that she “never felt at home on stage” as a performer. “It was more about the things I had to say versus the things I had to show,” she says.

Phillips realized what she really loved about music was the creation process; turns out, songwriting wasn’t a big leap from architecture after all.

“I’m big on concepts, probably leftover from my architect days,” she says. “That’s the foundation of your song, always. I like to know the why and the how of every song. I like to know what the roots are.”

With that re-calibration, Phillips leaned into songwriting and soon enough, in 2012, wrote a piano ballad with Swedish producer Harry Sommerdahl. The following year, she was waiting tables in Malibu when she got the phone call telling her that “Lil Wayne cut a 16 bar verse on [her] song,” she recalls. The Stafford Brothers had produced that ballad into an EDM track called “Hello” that the duo’s label, Cash Money, then placed Wayne and Christina Milian on.

After that track released, Phillips landed a publishing deal with BMG and steadily racked up songwriting credits for superstars like Christina Aguilera and Kylie Minogue. Now, her latest songwriting project “Stuck With U” performed by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, scored the songwriter her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. And though Phillips describes her decade-long career as having “a lot of false starts, it almost feels like it takes 10 years for a fire to start in two seconds.”

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber

“It really took us just sitting in front of our computers in our pajamas to write something that would go No. 1,” Phillips says. Over remote writing sessions on Zoom, Phillips along with Skyler Stonestreet, Freddy Wexler, and Gian Stone wrote the initial version of “Stuck With U” on April 3. From there, Wexler sent the demo to Scooter Braun, who manages both Grande and Bieber. The pop stars picked up the song immediately, Phillips recalls, and “within the week, Ariana was sending us edits. Justin was doing the same.”

Celine Dion

While “Stuck With U” was written at home in pajamas, “The Hard Way,” performed by Celine Dion and included on her 2019 album, Courage, was written in a castle in the south of France. In 2017, veteran producer Greg Wells invited Phillips to his annual writing camp at Château Marouatte. In a writing session with Wells and fellow songwriter Harloe (born Jessica Karpov), Phillips describes the song as the kind that wrote itself as it dug deep into the writers’ personal experiences with loss. Wells eventually produced the track for Dion, who “reacted pretty much right away to it. Hearing her sing those words was incredible and a huge bucket list moment for me,” Phillips adds. 

Red Velvet 

Phillips expanded her writing portfolio when she added K-pop girl group Red Velvet to her artist roster after a successful trip to South Korea. In 2017, Phillips was invited there by South Korean hit-maker SM Entertainment and L.A.-based production team The Stereotypes to work on some tracks for the K-pop act. Using K-pop music videos as a mood board, Phillips was inspired to write a fun and vibrant track — and ended up writing the the English version of “Bad Boy,” included on the group’s 2018 album, The Perfect Red Velvet. Phillips says the key to writing a K-pop hit is to make it “incredibly layered and colorful,” adding that “you always write a bridge, and you always put a bunch of harmonies.”

Morgan Wallen Arrested After Ejection From Nashville Bar

Country music singer Morgan Wallen apologized Sunday (May 24) following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges.

Wallen, 27, was arrested Saturday night after he was kicked out of Kid Rock’s bar in downtown Nashville, news outlets reported.

Wallen said on Twitter that he and some friends were “horse-playing” after a few bar stops.

“We didn’t mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected,” Wallen tweeted. “Thank you to the local authorities for being so professional and doing their job with class. Love y’all.”

Wallen’s hits include “Whiskey Glasses” and “Chasin’ You.” He competed on “The Voice” in 2014 and co-wrote songs for Jason Aldean and Kane Brown.

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain on Me’ Leads U.K. Chart Race

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s pop mega-collaboration “Rain on Me” is reigning over the U.K. singles chart.

The new single, which dropped last Friday with an accompanying music video, rules the Official Chart First Look Top 20 with a lead of 7,000 chart sales over its nearest rival, DaBaby’s “Rockstar” featuring Roddy Ricch.

“Rain on Me,” lifted from Gaga’s delayed sixth studio album Chromatica, due out this Friday May 29, holds the advantage on downloads and streams after the weekend’s activity.

If it holds its position when the Official U.K. Singles Chart is published this Friday, “Rain on Me” will mark the sixth No. 1 for Gaga and Grande.

Also making a big splash on the sales blast is British rapper KSI, who places three songs in the top 20, led by “Cap” featuring MigosOffset at No. 3.

The trio of tracks are lifted from KSI’s debut studio album Dissimulation, which arrived last Friday.