This week, we round up our favorite Instagram posts, to help you keep up-to-date on the newly-forged covenant between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, as well as the Heavenly Bodies from the Met Gala. We've also got a bit of cross-dressing cosplay from The Backstreet Boys and even more trolling from Grimes.
Hey, We Are: The Guard-ians. It’s ya girl here, back from a week-long hiatus as I’ve been having an existential crisis solely related to watching Infinity War. No, I’m not over it. Yes, I’ve seen it three times. Yes, my heart is broken. No, YOU’RE the nerd!! But I’m back to showcase the best of Instagram this week.
The backlash over Taylor Swift having spent the last decade in the spotlight trying to be America’s Bestie has been a little over the top. But in the case of her cover of Earth, Wind and Fire’s September, the response is justified, if not a bit understated.
It's been a hot week on Instagram, especially with the media blitzkrieg that is Coachella last weekend in deep Southern California. We Are The Guard were as elevated and uplifted by Beyonce dropping knowledge and mad style as the first woman-of-color to headline Coachella. We also acknowledge that other things happen.
Sure, it was cool to see Destiny’s Child dancing and singing at the world’s biggest festival but it was EVEN COOLER to see Kelly Rowland stalked on screen by horror’s two most important serial slashers.
We Are: The Guard never sleep. We have a team of industrious tastemakers scouring the Internet for the latest, breaking music news. Of course, social media is one of the best and easiest ways to keep tabs on your favorite artists. And Instagram, of course, is the sovereign ruler of social media.
Many of the biggest musicians of the past 200 years have sung and played other people's tunes. They've also written for other artists. In praise of the songwriters, and those who bring their creations to singing, dancing life, here are 10 hits that were passed up by other artists.