Guests at the opening ceremony of the 25th/26th Beijing Music Festival Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Music Festival
Taking “shared future” as its main theme, the 25th/ 26th Beijing Music Festival kicked off recently at the capital’s Poly Theatre.
The festival will include a total of 22 diverse concerts such as opera premieres, solo music performances, chamber music, visual symphonic concerts and so on. It aims to use the four concepts of “Music, Youth, Future and Attitude” to show the burgeoning music scene in Beijing as well as the rest of China.
A highlight of the festival is the music piece A World Far Away, while Joseph Haydn’s II Mondo della Luna in Three Acts will be shown to Chinese audiences for the first time.
In Hayden’s delightful piece, Chinese audiences can hear how the master used the key of E-flat major in compliment with other instruments like horns, bassoons and harmonicas to depict the story of the moon. With this piece, Haydn depicted human being’s shared longing for outer space.
The Chinese interpretation of Haydn’s II Mondo della Luna is being directed by Yi Liming, the artistic director and president of the Dahua City Centre for the Performing Arts. It will be conducted by Yu Ji, and young artist Yin Bojie will play the harpsichord.
Other than the Western music piece, the opening concert of the music festival commemorated Liu Tianhua, a prestigious Chinese composer and folk music reformer.
The whole performance is composed of three chapters to include all of Liu’s art creations on the classic instruments erhu and pipa. At the beginning of the 20th century, the 32-year-old Liu Tianhua pioneered the practice of integrating Chinese and foreign music, laying a solid foundation for the modern development of Chinese folk music.
Other shows such as the Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute featuring famous Chinese singer Gong Linna will be held on October 4. Music for Heroes, Poetry for the Screen, another music piece included in acclaimed conductor Tan Dun’s Martial Arts Trilogy, will debut at the Poly Theatre on October 6.
The 25th/ 26th Beijing Music Festival is an international music sharing platform that includes international classical music insiders from countries such as Germany, the UK and Spain.
The Mahler Foundation Festival Orchestra, comprising young musicians from various European countries, will participate as the festival’s resident orchestra.
Spanning 24 days, the 25th/ 26th Beijing Music Festival is scheduled to end on October 15.
Gentle piano music plays in the background as skilful fingers massage a detoxifying lotion into my scalp, relieving the tension I didn’t know I had in my cranium.
Ah, I think, this is what heaven feels like.
Thanks to Suu Balm, a Singapore-based skincare and now haircare brand, I recently got the opportunity to try out a scalp care experience at PAUSE Head Spa (PAUSE).
This was in conjunction with Suu Balm’s two new products which are being used at PAUSE. Called the Scalp Care Duo, this includes the Suu Balm Gentle Moisturising Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Suu Balm Rapid Itch Relief Scalp Spray Moisturiser.
Taking them up on the offer, here’s what my experience getting my first-ever head spa was like.
With roots in Japanese spa culture
As an ASMR fiend, I’ve watched numerous videos of unique head spa experiences from Japanese salons. No joke, it’s always been my dream to experience a head spa, so much so that back in June I quite literally looked up Japanese head spas in Malaysia to no avail.
PAUSE is a relatively new establishment, having just soft opened in August, according to my masseuse as well as the brand’s Instagram.
While there have been other spas that also offer head spa services, none are quite as specialised as PAUSE, whose naming convention quite literally brands them as the go-to spot for head spas.
Located in Society, a Mont Kiara establishment, PAUSE boasted beautiful, minimalistic décor. Past the receptionist, the main area looks much like your usual hair salon, except more elevated.
Behind that is what you might call the wet area with all the basins. There aren’t exactly rooms here more so than sectioned-off spots with curtains, like more of a fitting room set-up.
The star of the show is within the private quarters. PAUSE uses a device that lets thin jets of water trickle onto your scalp. It’s best explained through visuals, so here’s a video from PAUSE themselves:
Let’s not jump the gun though, and start from the beginning of the experience.
Kicking off the session at PAUSE, the masseuse brought me a tray of warm tea, biscuits, and a warm cloth to get refreshed.
From there she proceeded to give me a scalp massage, using a detoxifying lotion from a brand called Organethic.
Something I noticed here was that the experience was certainly more skewed towards relaxation rather than treatment.
During my session, there wasn’t a thorough consultation of my hair type and scalp condition, nor did the masseuse go in-depth about the products used.
So, if you’re expecting something that’s very treatment and repair-intensive, perhaps this wouldn’t be the best fit.
Rather, the priority of the experience (and PAUSE’s branding) seems to be more focused on rest and rejuvenation.
And it certainly delivered on that.
While massaging the lotion into my hair, the masseuse had asked me what level of intensity I was good with, I told her to go ham, which I really appreciated.
It was a nice level of pressure, and I really commend those in the beauty industry who spend hours and hours massaging people and giving facials and whatnot. I get tired after just five minutes of massaging my grandma’s back.
From there, I was ushered to the back of the spa. Giddily, I laid down on the bed and was covered by a soft blanket.
The masseuse started with a very deep cleaning of my hair (which was admittedly quite oily on that day), then a conditioning. It was extremely relaxing, but that’s not what you’re here to read about.
It’s time to talk about the water jet experience.
The sensation of the drizzling water on the scalp can perhaps be described as something akin to those metal head massagers. It starts off very tingly and intense (in the best way—especially if you experience ASMR like me), but eventually grows to be more of a mildly relaxing experience.
It was unbelievably fascinating to experience, and met my rather high expectations.
As the water trickled down my scalp, the masseuse placed an aromatherapy eye pillow that helped block out all the light.
I picked lavender for its relaxing properties, and with that, the masseuse began giving me an arm and hand massage. It was very attentive and intimate at times (as we had to kind of hold hands for one part to work), and I was in heaven the whole time. 10/10.
The experience was over too soon, but after that, the masseuse dried my hair. You can also ask them to style it, at an extra cost.
More to explore
Admittedly, as a pretty lux place, PAUSE Head Spa has some Mont Kiara prices, if you catch my drift. My 90-minute experience would have cost RM280, but my course was also padded with the hand massage which would have been an additional RM50.
Here’s its menu and prices as of my visit.
Packages with varying services and price points are also available.
At the end of the day, I do think if you’re willing to splurge on specialised experiences, PAUSE is certainly a spot to earmark and consider.
Personally, I might come back for the cream bath head spa someday, perhaps for a special occasion like a birthday, since it does cost RM350.
I would also be very intrigued to see what else the head spa may add to its menu. Maybe they could even explore Tansan hair treatment, a popular experience in Japan that involves carbonated water.
Learn more about PAUSE Head Spa here, and Suu Balm here.
Photo by Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
This week includes a number of season-opening concerts.
– On Thursday at 7:30, led by Richard Kaufman, The Cleveland Orchestra will play the live underscore to Miloš Forman’s 1984 Mozart biopic Amadeus, adapted from Peter Shaffer’s 1979 stage play. The screening will be repeated at Severance Music Center Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 8:00, and Sunday at 2. Tickets available online.
– Also on Thursday at 7:30, the Youngstown Symphony will present “From Brahms to Bruno Mars!” with the New York-based drag performance artist and professional strings musician Thorgy Thor, and at the same hour, City Music will present the first of four performances of “Sinfonia Concertante,” with music by Mozart, George Walker, and Joseph Bolonge at Fairmount Presbyterian (repeated on Friday at 7:30 at Our Lady of the Angels, Saturday at 7:30 at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus & Sunday at 4 at St. Noel in Willoughby Hills.) All are free.
– Cleveland State University will throw a 60th Birthday Concert for composer Andrew Rindfleisch on Friday at 7:30, when Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble, Meridian Arts Ensemble, & pianists Geoffrey Burleson and Shuai Wang play a free program of his music in Drinko Hall.
– Also on Friday, the Oberlin Artist Recital Series will present The Emerson String Quartet, who are retiring after 47 years on the road, in a Finney Chapel concert topped off by Beethoven’s outrageous Große Fuge. Read a preview here and buy tickets online.
– Two interesting events are on for Saturday. At 3 at Heights Theater, Les Délices presents Salonera Sessions: Songs for Social Justice in which Renaissance lute songs, African American Spirituals, and traditional Lebanese melodies become vehicles for storytelling by countertenor Michael Walker & tenor Haitham Haidar. And at 7:30 at Praxis Fiber Workshop, violinist Edwin Huizinga, violist Aniela Eddy & and cellist Cullen O’Neil, present Bach’s Goldberg Variations in “Goldberg with Guts” (playing on gut strings — get it?)
– Arts Renaissance Tremont begins its new season on Sunday at 4 at St. Wendelin Church with the Cavani String Quartet, plus violist Ayane Kozasa & poet Mwatabu Okantah.
– And on Monday at 7:30, Rocky River Chamber Music Society launches its season at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church with mezzo-soprano Nancy Maultsby and the Poiesis Quartet in a free program featuring a new work by Cleveland Orchestra trombonist Richard Stout.
Click here to visit the ClevelandClassical.com Concert Listings page for more information.
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Savannah Yarborough, a classically trained, Central Saint Martins-educated tailor, is sitting on a calf-hair-covered sofa thinking about the one-year anniversary of the Melrose Avenue outpost of her leatherwear store, Savas. “It may be a cliché,” she says, “but everybody came to L.A. to be someone and to do something, and a leather jacket is kind of a boost of that power.”
Yarborough, who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, is known for her meticulously crafted custom leather jackets, first sold at her Nashville store in the city’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, which opened in 2015. Yarborough likes to say that she “makes leather jackets for people who don’t wear leather jackets.
“People say they don’t wear leather jackets because in their mind, they’re envisioning a Marlon Brando vibe, but when I make them in a super-soft, suede shirt jacket that feels like the denim chambray shirt that you’d wear on a Sunday, it makes them question in their mind what a leather jacket is,” she tells THR while showing off a rack of new products, including a luxurious lightweight suede peacoat (from $4,500) and an ultra-luxe tie-dyed suede hoodie (from $3,700).
Her fastidious attention to detail, combined with the lightweight, lived-in feeling of her garments — all made at her workshop in New York City — has earned Yarborough fans across the spectrum, from music stars Jack White and Brandi Carlile to actors Damian Lewis and Brian Cox, who created an online stir wearing the saffron-colored suede Lowry shirt jacket ($2,700) with a pair of matching saffron suede Legend boots ($1,100) while promoting the final season of HBO’s Succession.
Though the brand built its name on bespoke pieces, it also sells ready-made items and has introduced a made-to-measure program, where customers can adjust the fit from an existing pattern and choose fabrications. “The one thing that I’m honestly the most proud of is how well our jackets fit off the rack,” says Yarborough.
New stand-out ready-to-wear offerings include The Denham from (from $2,500), a luxurious riff on the jean jacket done up in buttery soft leather or suede, or this fall’s The Dinner Jacket (from $4,500), a single-breasted, one-button peak lapel sport coat with front panels cut from a single piece, better to show off the hide and Yarborough’s handiwork. The Dinner jacket, with its 90s-inspired silhouette, is emblematic of Savas’s work. “Everyone wants to look 90s but nothing really fits from the 90s in the way they want and I thought, ‘How do we make something that’s very 90s— like a leather sport coat — and make it fit in a modern way,’” she says.
Says Derek Guy, known online as The Menswear Guy: “When I first saw her work a few years ago, I thought her operation was very special. She has her own world. She’s got the craft element. She’s making stuff that, if you really love craftsmanship and clothing, and if you don’t see yourself wearing Savile Row suits and sport coats, you can still get that experience of bespoke production.”
Grammy-winning musician Jason Isbell, a fan of the brand and the subject of the recently released HBO documentary Running With Our Eyes Closed, tells THR: “I like to dress pretty much the same on and offstage. I try to keep my music honest, so the lines between entertainer and regular guy tend to blur for me. Anytime I’m wearing Savas, I feel more confident, but in a way that isn’t ostentatious. I’m not trying to make anybody else feel underdressed; I just prefer a particular type of armor, built to last and made with care. And I like to look like I make rock ’n’ roll, because that’s who I am, not just what I do for work. Once I saw how Savannah does business and the quality of the clothes she makes, I was an instant fan.” One detail that Isbell (who’ll be seen in a supporting role in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film Killers of the Flower Moon) particularly appreciates is that “she’ll do buttons without sharp edges so I don’t scratch up my old guitars. Can’t beat that.”
Adds Nashville-based singer and artist Alison Mosshart, whose paintings will grace the walls of Savas’ L.A. store this fall: “Her leather jackets are so distinctive and cut so well. I always noted the cool personalized embroideries inside them, and it was impossible to miss that everyone in town was wearing her boots. If there was one place to visit and drool over custom leather goods, it was her shop, Savas.”
Continues Mosshart, whose new album God Games with her band The Kills, is set for an Oct. 27 release, “I think Savannah and I have similar tastes and when it comes to style and fashion and a desire for things to be unique and distinctive. She has the gift of being able to make things that she’s never seen, things that hadn’t previously existed, stuff based on dreams. something that completely compliments and suits the costumes’ individuality. It is no wonder she makes jackets for so many artists. We never want to wear what anyone else is wearing. We love things that feel personal and expressive and make us feel like lone rangers.”
A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.
A diner strolling into Shaw’s Oyster Oyster might expect a soothing soundtrack of meditation music at a vegetarian place that prizes sustainability.
Instead, chef-owner Rob Rubba plays tunes from hundreds of artists, including Tina Turner, Queen, and Kaytranada at his Michelin-starred tasting room. One of his playlists spans seven decades. It includes everything from American pop star Billie Eilish to bossa-nova pioneer Antônio Carlos Jobim, with songs from Quincy Jones, Beastie Boys and The Cure thrown in too.
“With our music it’s more lively, it’s more worldly — we take an approach where it’s fun. We want songs that make you feel good and vibe with [the] energy of our staff, food, and cuisine. I think that’s really important not to have any rules there,” says Rubba. “It’s not to knock down dressing up, but it’s not required.”
Rubba says his random, unconventional soundtrack pushes him to create dishes that also surprise eaters, such as oyster tartar with turnips, apple, and seaweed emulsion. Those dishes, he says, are just as uncommon in a Michelin-starred restaurant as eating an eight-course meal over an instrumental version of the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy.”
The 2023 James Beard winner for outstanding chef is using Oyster Oyster’s soundtrack as a signal for customers to come as they are. While sampling restaurants to see what other great chefs were doing, he remembers feeling a need to “put on clothes that I don’t feel comfortable in” and being in an environment “where I feel like I’m lower than someone is.”
But if guests want to come dressed to the nines for dinner, that’s OK too.
“We love that because we all want to feel special, we all want to have those milestones to go out and celebrate,” says Rubba.
Restaurants with Michelin stars are widely considered among the world’s most elite — and expensive — places to eat. Every year, Michelin inspectors give the coveted award to restaurants that demonstrate outstanding cooking, and Washington is home to 24 such restaurants. Michelin Guide’s annual crowning of D.C. stars takes on a new format this year, announced alongside two other cities (New York and Chicago) at an invitation-only ceremony on Tuesday, November 7 in TriBeCa.
Every restaurant sets the tone for the dining experience with the music they play — if they play anything at all. People usually associate fine dining with sharp suits, white tablecloths, and expensive, fancy cuisine. The types of music that typically pairs with that environment are classical, jazz — or nothing at all.
This generation of chef-owners wants to make their restaurants more inclusive, reflective of themselves and part of a holistic experience, said Devon Powers, a professor of communication and media at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. This is why some are shifting away from “traditional music.”
“You want the music and the decor and the lighting and the plants and the food to be all harmonious,” said Powers, who’s also a former music journalist. “If you have a fine dining restaurant serving soul food and you’re playing Bach, those two things don’t really go together necessarily.”
Rubba is just one of several chef-owners at Michelin-starred D.C. restaurants who’s using music to challenge the conventional fine dining structure and what it can sound like.
Chef Danny Lledó, who helms Michelin-starred Spanish showpiece Xiquet, says he always plays Spanish rock during service. Lledó grew up in Montgomery County and Spain, and plays Spanish rock not only to enhance the dining experience but also to expose his guests to the music he grew up with in the 1980s.
His favorites include “La piedra redonda” by El Último De La Fila, “Lolo-hombre en París” by La Unión and “La Chica de Humo” from Emmanuel.
Old school hip-hop and R&B have also found a place in some top restaurants. Nicholas Stefanelli, chef-owner of Michelin-starred Italian spot Masseria, has built his soundtrack with some of the genres’ biggest ’90s hits.
Among his favorites: “Electric Relaxation” by A Tribe Called Quest, “I Wanna Know” by Joe, and the entire “Diary of a Mad Band” album from Jodeci.
Stefanelli grew up on this music in high school in Beltsville, Maryland, and continued listening to it as he worked in night clubs while he was in culinary school. Listening to those throwback tracks today remind him of those times.
“I was young and trendy, but now the ’90s are classic,” Stefanelli said.
Hip-hop turns 50 this year and has reached the echelon of classic American music, Powers said. So it’s not surprise to hear it in high-end dining rooms, she said.
“Jazz music wasn’t always the rarefied music that it is today, and I think the same thing is happening with hip-hop,” Powers said. “You might be hearing some curse words but you’re not going to be hearing a lot of the hypersexual, some of the new stuff that you might be hearing on TikTok. It’s probably Biggie, and that stuff is classic at this point.”
Customer comments can also affect what restaurants ultimately play. Cranes chef-partner Pepe Moncayo, who gravitates toward power singers such as Whitney Houston and country singer Chris Stapleton, originally created a soundtrack for his Michelin-starred Spanish-Japanese restaurant that was heavy on flamenco.
But after a few customer complaints, the Barcelona native switched things up and hired someone else to build a playlist of ambient music. Think Devendra Banhart, Glass Beams, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth and other hip-hop instrumentals.
“Flamenco is such … soulful singing that reaches to the deepest parts of my heart,” Moncayo said via email. “Unfortunately for the few guests that paid attention to it, the feeling was as [if] someone was screaming for help while getting killed. Nowadays, I have an expert curating the playlist and [am] getting very nice feedback.”
At the Apple keynote last week, the new AirPods Pro hardly got a mention and the focus was merely on how it had also shifted to USB-C from the lightning charger. What Apple did not tell you was how it had used this as an opportunity to actually overhaul the most popular earphones in the world. It was while covering the MotoGP Bharat qualifiers that I realised the full potential of these really new AirPods.
First, let me start with the design. The new AirPods Pro 2 has exactly the same design that every time I pick it up, I have to check at the bottom what port it has. This is the only visible differentiating factor in comparison to older models, while this has a better IPX rating now as well as a speaker.
The new AirPods Pro 2 has exactly the same design that every time I pick it up I have to check at the bottom what port it has (Image credit: Nandagopal Rajan/The Indian Express)
But the new version actually packs a punch. I had popped the AirPods in my pant pocket primarily hoping to catch up on some music and podcasts on the long drive to Buddh International Circuit which is hosting its first MotoGP this weekend. I did not get the opportunity to use the AirPods during the drive though.
But as soon as I was near the paddocks with scores of riders testing out the tracks at breakneck speeds, I was reminded of just how noisy an environment a MotoGP or F1 track is. And this is when I pulled out the AirPods Pro 2. As soon as I wore the AirPods, the ear piercing drone of the high-powered superbike engines had become all but a vague hum in the background. The adaptive noise cancellation on the AirPods Pro 2 works overtime when in really loud environments like this — my Apple Watch was constantly alerting me that noise was over 100 decibels every time I stepped out of the soundproof lounge. And when I am working at home for instance it does not have to dial up so much as it has to drain out is the buzz of my living room fan.
As the KTMs, Ducatis and Aprillias swished away in front of me, there was hardly any noise to accompany the speed, until they turned at the end of the course, and the AirPods let in a little shriek to acknowledge that. And this I realised was because it had the new conversational awareness mode on, and the AirPods thought the faint drone of the bikes as they moved far away was maybe someone trying to strike up a conversation. But when someone actually did try to talk to me, or when I walked up to the food counter to get a bottle of water, this new feature cut the noise cancellation so that it did not become a conversation blocker. However, this is not exactly a new feature and Sony has had this in its headphones for a few years now.
As soon as I wore the AirPods, the ear piercing drone of the high-powered superbike engines had become all but a vague hum in the background (Image credit: Nandagopal Rajan/The Indian Express)
Over the past few days I have been using the new AirPods Pro 2 for my evening walks as well as my regular calls and even for a podcast recording. The experience is clearly a notch better than the earlier edition. And it is not just with the active noise cancellation.
The new H2 chip in these AirPods offer three-dimensional audio, which means there is dynamic head tracking now. As I listen to Plinio Fernandes’ Bacheando on the Apple Classical Music app while pacing around the living room, the Brazilian artiste’s guitar stays in a specific part of the virtual room. The Dolby Atmos version of the hi-res lossless file wraps around my head and after a bit, it is like a shroud, almost aloof from my ears. And all this when there is a lot happening in my open kitchen, which the AirPods Pro 2 has relegated to a mute cacophony in favour of Plinio’s Bachianinha No 1.
The AirPods Pro 2 now does spatial audio as a standard feature (Image credit: Nandagopal Rajan/The Indian Express)
Cool new features of AirPods Pro 2
The AirPods Pro 2 now does spatial audio as a standard feature. As I switch to Larghetto by Randall Goosby and Zhu Wang, the audio is so clear I notice a flaw in the recording, a faint buzz which could one of the artists breathing or the violin pulling back after each note. And all this is happening with such a clear sense of space — the violin, the piano, this buzz, all finding their spot in my head.
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One other change in the AirPods Pro 2 charging case is the addition of a speaker (Image credit: Nandagopal Rajan/The Indian Express)
However, I did not really like the adaptive audio all that much because it creates a vague white noise in the background, almost like transparency mode. So unless you are in a situation where you need to be in control of your surroundings, it is better to go into full active noise cancellation. I don’t want any disturbance when I am trying to soak in Christopher Tin’s ‘The Drop That Contained The Sea’. This is the kind of song that tests any earphone with its range highs, lows and mids. With the AirPods Pro 2, it’s smooth sailing even as the chorus steps up from a single vocal and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra tries to take the entire composition to an ethereal level.
One other change in the AirPods Pro 2 charging case is the addition of a speaker. So now when you are trying to find the case, you can use Find My to make it play a sound from whichever nook it has fallen into. The battery life is the same as before though with about six hours of playback on the earphones every time you take them out of the case. And for the record, these are now dust, sweat and water resistant.
While the pricing of Rs 24,900 has not changed, the new AirPods Pro 2 packs a punch which is way beyond what the older version offered. With hardware and software upgrades the AirPods Pro 2 seems headed to become even more popular, and you don’t even have to carry an extra charger in your bag. What still beats me is why Apple did not give this beauty more time in the keynote.
Mann Ki Baat LIVE updates: ‘Ghoda Library’ in Uttarakhand’s Nainital gets a mention
PM Modi said, “In our country education is always seen as a service. I have come to know about some youth of Uttarakhand, who are working for the education of children with the same spirit. Some youth in Nainital district have started unique ‘Ghoda Library’ for children.”
“It is true that today’s era is of Digital Technology and E-Books, but still books always play the role of a good friend in our lives. Hence, we should motivate children to read books,” Modi further said.
Modi also mentioned Hyderabad’s Akarshana Satish, a seventh-grade girl who initiated a unique effort related to libraries in the city.
“I have come to know of a similar unique effort related to libraries in Hyderabad. Here, daughter Akarshana Satish, studying in seventh grade, has achieved remarkable feats. At just 11 years of age, she is managing not one or two, but seven libraries for children,” he said.
Why You Waiting? the track by Jamaican-born UK-based Dancehall artist Doktor featuring Agent Sasco has been included on the EA Sports FC 24 (formerly FIFA) soundtrack.
The song, which was released in March 2023, also features Serum.
EA confirmed the game’s 85-song track list, which spans over 4 hours of multi-genre hits from various artists, including The Rolling Stones, Jack Harlow, KAROL G, Charlotte Denevey, Major Lazer, and many more, per RadioTimes.com.
Following three decades of collaboration and the release of FIFA games on numerous console generations, EA has parted ways with the football governing body, resulting in FIFA 23 being the final installment of the bestselling series.
EA Sports FC 24, set to be released on September 29, 2023, is essentially the successor to the series but with a revamped appearance and the inaugural inclusion of both female and male players, who are selectable and can play together in ‘Ultimate Team.’
Why You Waiting? was Doktor’s first release for this year, following previous releases like On Me, No Drama, and Love.
The song serves as an inspiration to motivate listeners to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be. Agent Sasco skillfully manipulates the rhythm as he spits his lines.
“Get off the platform,get on the train/ Left out the airport get on the plane/Left off the sideline get in the game/ Don’t make no excuse go mek your name/ Right now a your time, so mek a play/Yuh nuh see sun a shine? Go mek the hay/Now we just a preverb and no delay/ Don’t badda wid the lazy bone this is a fillet…,” he deejays in part.
Doktor took to Instagram yesterday (September 21) to highlight this surreal accomplishment.
“It’s crazy, the game I’ve been demolishing people on for years, my single “Why You Waiting” is now part of the EA FC24 soundtrack. 🙏🏾,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Agent Sasco recently revealed that he has been locked away working on an album. He posted a reel earlier this week with behind-the-scenes footage in the recording booth.
Last year, Koffee’s Pull Up and Shenseea’s Run Run made the soundtrack for FIFA 23.
Buju Banton, Koffee, Govana, and Rvssian previously appeared on the FIFA 21 soundtrack, while Shenseea linked with rapper Belly for the Madden NFL 22 soundtrack.