Last week, we talked about how GBBO was helping us through lockdown by acting as a strange but cheery link to normality. This week, lockdown has been made even more chaotic (and no we aren’t talking about the tiering system here) by a few unexpected events, including: Miley Cyrus realising that she has a voice better suited to hard rock, the absolutely bonkers season finale of Supernatural, and Tik Tok users deciding to make a collaborative Ratatouille musical. In other news, a campaign from Asda has left us all feeling a little bit emotional.
The album we’re all listening to: Plastic Hearts, Miley Cyrus
It’s always a rollercoaster with Miley and you never know what you’re going to get from her. Like the greats before her (Cher, Madonna) she’s a master of reinvention and this time she’s come back as some kind of 80s/rock/country/pop/synth diva and we are here for it.
Particular faves are WTF Do I Know, the catchy guitar-heavy opening number, and Edge of Midnight. The only way to make Midnight Sky better? Jam it together with Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks for an absolute belter of a song. But Stevie’s not the only icon featured on the album; Joan Jett, Billy Idol and Dua Lipa all appear. And let’s not forget the wonderful cover of Blondie’s Heart of Glass.
If you need us, we’ll be sitting in a corner with Plastic Hearts playing on repeat.
The campaign that filled our hearts with joy this week: Asda ‘happy to chat’
Christmas can suck, and for many this year, it’s going to suck more than usual. Endless images of happy families and friends gathering can make those who don’t have support networks feel even lonelier.
This year, as part of Asda’s ‘Delivering Christmas Kindness’ campaign, they are giving their team of delivery drivers the choice to wear ‘happy to chat’ badges so customers who might be in need of a good natter can choose to have a side of conversation with their shopping.
The badges are opt in, so if you see an employee wearing a badge, you know they have chosen to take the time to chat to customers. We think it’s a simple, effective and really lovely way to tackle loneliness. Well done, Asda!
A season finale that has caused a 2012 meme revival: Supernatural
What links the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, mysterious Spanish language over-dubbing, Elena Gilbert’s dodgy wig in ‘The Vampire Diaries’, and the Supernatural series finale? We didn’t know either – before this week. Here at Fever we consider ourselves TV and film connoisseurs, which helps as we work with some of the biggest entertainment clients in the UK.
However, nothing could have prepared us for the shockwaves Supernatural’s 327th episode caused. We won’t spoil it here in case you’re 15 seasons behind (which would honestly be fair enough), but we strongly suggest you check out #SPN on Twitter because it’s given us some real laughs this week.
More musical genius: Tik Tok x Ratatouille
The Ratatouille musical on Tik Tok is the latest addition to a long list of collaborative musicals created by ‘theatre kids’ on social media – previous musicals have included a tribute to Avatar: The Last Airbender in July, as well as more recently a Thanksgiving-inspired musical featuring Broadway stars such as Josh Gad. Ratatouille the Musical has gotten a lot of attention this week, with even the voice of Remy himself, Patton Oswalt, sharing the videos.
The official Disney Parks Tik Tok account also joined in, posting a video from inside the not-yet opened Ratatouille Epcot ride. The videos are hilarious, with some fans even going so far as to create a poster to promote the fictional musical. We think this is a great testament to the power of Tik Tok in lockdown, particularly among Gen Z ( we know but our word count is running low) creatives, and we hope Disney will take note of their ideas!