Hello from America, where the country is commemorating 50 years since the assassination of one of its most beloved leaders, JFK.
* U2 has released a lyric video for the song the group wrote to accompany the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom movie. It’s U2’s first new song in 3 years, ahead of their latest offering, which is due out in April. While a tad restrained, it’s still quite a stirring message of love pushing through.
* Pharrell, meanwhile, has taken his theme song for Despicable Me 2 and turned it into a 24-hour party. Dubbing it the world’s first 24-hour music video, the link plays the song out over various times throughout the day. Happiness at sunrise and at sunset? I’ll take it!
* While A Tribe Called Quest have been thrilling audiences in New York with their reunion slot on Kanye West’s New York Yeezus shows, Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes (who joined the group on stage in Brooklyn on Wednesday night) have announced plans to drop a mix-tape called The Abstract and The Dragon. It should be out in mid-December.
* It’s Friday the 22nd of November, which means The Hunger Games: Catching Fire releases worldwide, featuring a now Oscar-winning Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen.
* You’ve seen the short film companion video to Gravity, Aningaaq, right?