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Shifter Selects: Let's Be Alone Together

Graphic by Samantha N. Olson. Photos from left to right: Charli XCX/Warner Records, Eve-Lily Thrifts/TikTok, Fletcher/SoundCloud.

Welcome to Shifter Selects, a new addition to our digital component where we’ll highlight the latest trends in music, film/TV and fashion. Here’s how it’ll go down: on Monday of every week, we’ll be on the lookout for trending topics and give our hot takes on the matter. Sound like something you’d be interested in? Look no further than our Shifter Selects for the week of Feb. 15–19.

This week, we had a bit of a late start because of President's Day, but we're back and ready to give you the latest in music, film/TV and fashion. FLETCHER gave us a new bop for the "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" soundtrack, the fashionistas of TikTok have taken over the front row of your fave designers' runway shows and Charli XCX is premiering a quarantine documentary at SXSW. Ready to hear all about it? Let's dive in.


FLETCHER proves she's "On Fire Again" on the "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" Soundtrack

by Valerie Galarza

Where to listen: Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube

FLETCHER has recently released an original song for Netflix’s "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" soundtrack and we can’t help but listen to it on repeat.

“On Fire Again” was featured in the third and final installment of “To All The Boys” Netflix series. This fiery track features lyrics that perfectly describe specific scenes in “To All The Boys: Always and Forever.” With its lyrics “Oh, I'm on fire again in New York City, oh yeah. And I miss the places, the friends that I can't take with me,” listeners are able to feel both nostalgic and adventurous as the upbeat music makes you feel like the main character.

FLETCHER’S track is one of the few original songs made for the soundtrack of the film but it is by far the catchiest song to sing along to. You can check out FLETCHER’S latest track on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.


Charli XCX is premiering quarantine documentary "Alone Together" at SXSW

by Camille Ruiz Mangual

Where to watch: South by Southwest Virtual Film Showcase (no public release yet)

Charli XCX created her album “how i’m feeling now” in the span of 38 days at the beginning of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. Since then, Charli has announced a documentary called “Alone Together” filmed alongside the production of the album. In an Instagram caption, she writes, “ The documentary tells the story of not only the 5-week process surrounding the making of my album, “how i’m feeling now,” but also all the emotions that creating, connecting and living in a quarantine and in basically a new world evokes for people across the globe.”

Alone Together is directed by filmmakers Bradley & Pablo, who previously worked on Charli XCX and Lizzo’s “Blame it on Your Love” as well as her video with Troye Sivan for “2099.” “Alone Together” is set to debut at SXSW’s virtual film showcase on March 18, 2021, but no date has been set for a public release.


Tiktokers Are Dressed for the Occasion — Fashion Week, That Is

by Brianna Bradley

Where to follow: TikTok

New York Fashion Week isn’t cancelled this year. Due to the pandemic, the semi-annual international fashion event has shifted online. While fashion designers and brands virtually unveil their fall 2021 collections, content creators are making their own fashion statements on social media.

The latest TikTok trend showcases styles we know and love from the runway. The trend involves people showing off outfits they’d wear to specific runway shows to the beat of Alicia Ashanti’s “Originalton” or Britney Spears’ “Gimme More.” The favorite brands featured are Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Versace.

TikTok user @andoej is the original trendsetter of #fashionweek, having posted the first video early last month. With NYFW upon us and hundreds of thousands of likes per TikTok, front row runway looks aren’t going out of style any time soon.

Want to keep up with the latest trends?

Tune in next Monday for our next installment of Shifter Selects!

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