Obsessions of the Week: ‘Game of Thrones,’ Florence + the Machine, Amy Schumer, and More

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Each Wednesday, the editors of Celebuzz tell you what we’re loving this week. From the return of Game of Thrones to new music from Florence + the Machine, here are our picks for the week.

Florence + the Machine – “Ship to Wreck”

When Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine gets dark, she becomes magical. The song lyrics are about her self-destructive side. Yet, the song is is upbeat, and sports a big chorus and vocal lines that showcase her range.

She opened up about the song at Coachella. “Even though all that disastrous stuff happened, I got this song out of it,” she said. “It all works out, and even if it doesn’t, write a song about it.”

The video has just been released as well, which can be seen below. – Michael

Game of Thrones

It’s hard to believe, but nearly one year has passed since we last saw a new Game of Thrones episode. On Sunday, Season 5 finally kicked off. And even though it was a pretty slow burn (pun, intended) for the most part, boy was I glad to see Jon Snow, Sansa, , Tyrion, Daenerys, and even those dragons. Not that I usually have plans on Sunday, but consider all my Sunday plans cancelled (until June). – Peggy

I’ll admit it: I’m one of the ones who took advantage of the Game of Thrones leak when the first four episodes of Season 5 mysteriously made their way online. The fact that I stayed up until 5 a.m. and binged watched all of them speaks volumes about the quality and the addictiveness of the series. Winter is coming — and it’s awesome. – Gabi

Ryn Weaver – “The Fool”

Last year, Ryn Weaver appeared out of nowhere with “OctaHate,” a single so perfectly formed and radio-ready, it seemed impossible it was coming from someone so green. In the time since then, Weaver released an EP and began prepping her first full-length album. Then, late last week, Weaver shared the title track from her album, due out in June, and the song, titled “The Fool,” lives up to the promise of “OctaHate.” This is what pop music should sound like. –Matt

Drake – “My Side”

“I’d pretty much love anything Drake put out, and ‘My Side’ does not disappoint. It’s yet another hit from the collector’s edition of If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, evoking a late-night vibe that fits in well with the overall theme of his album. Written about a trying to force a failing relationship  (I have a feeling it’s about Rihanna), it’s definitely a song people can relate to.” –Kendall  

Jamie Costa, Vine Star and Robin Williams Impersonator

Jamie Costa is really talented. And even though the reason we’re talking about him this week is really sad, you’ve got to hand it to the guy for putting on a brave face to celebrate the life of Robin Williams. (Costa does a pretty good Matthew McConaughey and Lord of the Rings bit, too). – Peggy

Tori Amos Re-Releases Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink

Though Tori Amos’ output has become less and less essential as the years wear on, her early-to-mid-era work still holds up and remains influential. This week, Amos re-released her first two albums, Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink, in newly-packaged deluxe editions with bonus tracks (live cuts, b-sides, etc.) from those eras. I personally opted for the 180 gram vinyl, editions which do not feature the bonus tracks, but I feel #blessed to be able to add them to my collection nonetheless. – Matt

Amy Schumer – “Milk Milk Lemonade”

Amy Schumer is one one my all-time favorite people to ever exist. Her latest promo for the third season of Inside Amy Schumer came in the form of a music video (featuring Amber Rose and Method Man) for a song called ‘Milk Milk Lemonade’ in which she sings/raps all about her fudge machine… A.K.A. her butt. The video makes fun of the obsession with asses over the last couple years and had me laughing so hard I cried. If you love some good bathroom humor, you’ll enjoy this as much as me! – Kendall

These Albums-as-Penguin-Book-Collections Prints

There’s nothing I love more than spending money I don’t  have — tax day was not kind to me this year — so stumbling across these awesome prints featuring the tracklists of albums turned into a stack of books in the classic Penguin style was, for me, exciting in a “goddammit” kind of way. I ordered prints of Kate Bush’s The Dreaming and PJ Harvey’s Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea. I cannot wait to put them up in my apartment and start complaining about how broke I am.Matt

Kate Bosworth’s Coachella Style

I didn’t make it to Coachella this year, but that didn’t stop me from lurking on some of the cutest outfits of the weekend. As per usual, my top pick goes to Kate Bosworth who killed with every outfit she rocked. From a navajo-inspired Etro jacket to her own, personalized  Matisse boots and an adorable, studded coach mini, she chose items that will go down as some of the best festival fashion pieces of all time! –Kendall

Brand New – “Mene”

Emo gods Brand New are back with, well, brand new music. After almost six years since their last album, the Long Island outfit dropped a studio version of “Mene,” a track first debuted during the kick-off show of their new tour. The fans who lists Daisy — the band’s latest effort and the record most hotly debated amongst the fandom — as their least favorite LP will definitely be pleased, especially since the accompanying video to “Mene” features vintage performance clips of the foursome in their Your Favorite Weapon days. We’ve missed you, boys. – Gabi

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