Esperanza Spalding

Watch Esperanza Spalding make her new record

Esperanza Spalding began making her new album Exposure today, a process she is live streaming on Facebook for 77 hours. “I foresee that creating before a live audience will add excitement and extra inspiration energy,” Spalding said before. “Knowing someone is watching and listening to what you’re making seems to conjure up a sort of ‘can’t fail’ energy.” Spalding will be joined by guests over the next three days including Andrew Bird, Robert Glasper, and Lalah Hathaway. Watch it below.

Exposure is the follow-up to Emily’s D+Evolution and it will be released in limited edition physical formats with pieces of notebook paper from the sessions. Read about it here.

Watch Cat Power, Wayne Coyne, Michael Stipe, more pay tribute to David Bowie in new documentary

In April, Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall hosted a pair of sold-out tribute shows in tribute of David Bowie. Artists such as Michael Stipe, the Flaming Lips, Cat Power, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Laurie Anderson, and more covered songs that spanned throughout Bowie’s career. Okayplayer TV has shared a documentary, directed by Rafe Scoobey-Thal, that features interviews with many of the concert’s participants. Recorded backstage during rehearsals for the show, the artists revealed some of their favorite songs and talked about their favorite memories of Bowie. Cat Power, Stipe, the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle, Esperanza Spalding, Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, Harry, the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, Bilal, Perry Farrell, Rickie Lee Jones, Robyn Hitchcock, and Heart’s Ann Wilson talked in the video. You can watch it below.

The documentary also featured footage of Bowie live shows and music videos, mixed with the interviews.

Esperanza Spalding scores, stars in short film Gaze

Last year, Ray Ban’s film series had featured a short film called Color Guard, which was scored by Kamasi Washington. The latest in the series of films is called Gaze, which stars and features new songs from Esperanza Spalding. It’s directed by Allie Avital and is produced by Yours Truly. Watch it below.