We’ve got this week’s trending topics in the world of Millennials that you really shouldn’t miss.
1. EDM and…Country Music?
We gave you a snapshot of EDM by decoding the music genre’s detailed sub-culture, so don’t miss the latest from artists like Avicii who are using *gasp* real instruments in new song compositions. DJs Tiësto and Zedd of global fame are also on-board for re-defining EDM, infusing elements of country music to expose Millennial listeners to an entirely new sound. Also on our radar is this weekend’s “first ever EDM pop-up shop” that should brace its doors for an influx of teens who don’t want to be on the worst dressed list at an EDM show.
2. What Millennial Foodies Are Craving
We spilled the beans on the not-so-healthy eating habits of Millennials, and now we’re learning that the foodie generation is looking for “restaurant-like at-home” dining options. Quick and easy meals are essential to this generation who is constantly on-the-go: they won’t spend more than 15 minutes cooking their main meals and want to clean up in half that time. However, taste is still an important factor, even more so for child foodies whose luxurious and privileged culinary lifestyles are profiled in this article that you should not miss.
3. K-Pop Brings Back Girl Power
Girl groups are back in action and finding new ways to multiply their relevancy in a recently male Millennial dominated music genre (i.e. 1D and The Wanted). Don’t miss Little Mix, introduced in our teen mag roundup, and the K-Pop mix of their single “Wings” which enters the Korean market of pop music that has been blowing up as of late. Not wanting to miss out on this growing trend, original boy-bander JC Chasez of ‘NSYNC fame has formed a girl group of his own called Girl Radical, which is inspired by K-Pop and is “part girl group, part flash mob.” Huh.
4. Actress to Know: Brie Larson
If you missed our latest updates on rising stars to add to your playlists and video queues, make sure not to miss Brie Larson, this year’s breakout star as featured in Elle magazine and interviewed by virtually every major online entertainment source for her leading role in the dramatic indie film Short Term 12. Her chameleon-like ability to adapt to on-screen characters (see 21 Jump Street, United States of Tara, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The Spectacular Now) is being lauded by critics and viewers.
5. Links We’re Passing
Don’t miss the fabulousness that is Cinderoncé, a re-make of Cinderella as narrated entirely by Beyoncé songs. Made by former American Idol contestant Todrick Hall, this video illustrates that “a princess is only as good as her freakum dress” and drag queen fairy godmother. Also on our trend-watch are reactions to the release of Ben Affleck as the next Batman. Needless to say, the Twittersphere is less than thrilled.