We've come to the end of a busy week and exciting new Creative Invites will launch very soon, so keep a look out on our site. With a huge heat wave still running strong here in Los Angeles, the team spent some time in the shade listening to a new band called Loote, summer hit songs that went back all the way to 1958 and watched the return of the horrific clown Pennywise in IT. Have a look at all the random things the team was up to this week!  

  

Tommy Monks 

Account Manager, Los Angeles 

Music

"Out Of My Head," by Loote
Loote is a new duo coming out of New York consisting of singer/songwriters Jackson Foote and Emma Lov Block. I first became aware of Loote through the New Music Friday playlist on Spotify. They automatically fit on my playlist with Lauv, Dua Lipa, and other artists I’ve recently been drawn to, and I couldn’t stop listening to their chill new song “Out of my Head”. It incorporates usual instruments of electric guitar and a drum machine, but the vocal arranging just makes it stand above the rest. Emma seems to take the lead most of the song, but Jackson’s parts fit perfectly too. The last mainstream duo I was really impressed with were The Civil Wars, and since they’ve disbanded, it’s nice to have a new male/female duo with promise. This is just their second single ever (“High Without Your Love” is also great!) so I can’t wait to see where they go from here!

 

Fatima Saldivar

Community Relations & Social Media Manager, San Francisco

Music

"Every Song of the Summer Since 1958", by MetroLyrics
We are a few days away before summer ends and if you stop to think about it, you notice that every summer seems to have an anthem. This video will transport you back to each summer of your youth and adulthood with a snippet of that summer’s anthem. So let’s dance/sing and enjoy these happy songs. 

  

Gilberto Jimenez

Global Social Media / Content Coordinator, Los Angeles

Movie

IT (2017), Based on a Stephen King novel
Just released, this film is a remake of the original IT that was released in 1990. This new IT is crazy, computer graphics have come a long way and many of the things that happen in the film (although very unrealistic) seem real. As a kid, I watched the first film with my sister and was terrified of this specific clown Pennywise. I did not want to wash my hands or take a shower because I though Pennywise was going to reach his long hands from out of the drains and pull me down. This Pennywise 2.0 looks creepier and his shape shifting powers seem endless. If you haven’t watched the first one, I suggest you do before you watch this remake. The premise of this movie is that kids disappear in a little town, and this clown (Pennywise) feeds on their fear. So to feed on their fear, Pennywise can change into anyone’s worst nightmares. I wont go into too much detail but there are tons of conspiracy theories on YouTube and Google that try to explain what Pennywise really is. You can have a look at those after you watch this new version, as I believe you will be left with many questions. This remake is overall very good and is worth watching again just to take in all the scary effects. I definitely recommend watching this film when you get the chance. Have a look at the trailer and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.  

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