Plus, Liam Payne takes a shirtless selfie, Ariana Grande’s solo version of “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” surfaces & more.


■ Multi-platinum selling songwriting, record production, and remix team, Captain Cuts, blended some of 2015’s biggest cuts with ’90s nostalgia. The trio of Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon and Ryan Rabin, who write songs for artists like Halsey and Walk The Moon, released their debut emo mixtape, If You’re Listening It’s Never Too Late, a play off of Drake’s massive 2015 release.

They mash up pop hits with emo classics. On one track, they mix Drake’s “Hotline Bling” with Say Anything’s “Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too,” while later, Jack Ü’s “Where Are Ü Now” blends with All-American Rejects’ “Swing, Swing.”

They tell Rolling Stone of their latest project, “People who were teenagers at the time that this music took off are hitting a place where the nostalgia factor is really high,” Berger says. “We were having so much fun making these and we felt that we would be bummed not letting everybody else have them and have the same nostalgia feeling we have.”

1. “First Song For Your Mixtape” — Brand New x Jimmy Eat World (0:00)
2. “The Sweetness That I Used To Know” — Jimmy Eat World x Gotye (1:28)
3. “Tell Me Adam’s Song” — Blink 182 x Kasum x RL Grime + What So Not (2:02)
4. “You Know You Like Sic Hands Down” — Brand New x Dashboard Confessional x DJ Snake (3:34)
5. “Beating Grime Baby” — Head Automatica x RL Grime (6:03)
6. “Uptown Fat Lip” — Sum 41 x Bruno Mars x Taking Back Sunday x Oliver (7:39)
7. “Dance Dance Children” — Fall Out Boy x Justin Bieber (10:19)
8. “Fetty Parade Of Small Things” — My Chemical Romance x Fetty Wap x Blink 182 x Cash Cash (11:47)
9. “I Want To Hear You Flume” — Early November x Flume + Lorde (14:21)
10. “Wow I Can Get Hotline Bling” — Say Anything x Drake (17:31)
11. “Where Are You Swinging, Clarity” — All American Rejects x Zedd x Jack U (18:59)
12. “Hello, It’s Misery 4 U” — Paramore x Selena Gomez x Adele x RL Grime (21:48)
13. “Girls Can’t Feel My Grey” — AFI x The Weeknd (23:49)
14. “The Middle We Share” — Jimmy Eat World x CHVRCHES x One Bored Jeu x T.I. + Rihanna (25:47)
15. “Sad Machine We’re Going Down” — Fall Out Boy x Porter Robinson (28:03)

■ Liam Payne doesn’t know what to do with himself since his time in One Direction has come to a close, so… he posted a shirtless selfie.

Christmas weight dusted!!

A photo posted by Liam Payne (@fakeliampayne) on

■ Matthew Koma – “So F**kin’ Romantic” live version:

■ The solo version of Ariana Grande singing “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” (sans Chris Brown) surfaced:

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