required reading: lorde covers kanye + bon iver

+ childish gambino uses a synth xylophone.

photo by by emily zemler

If there's one person who could transform a Kanye West track into a gothic lullaby, it's Lorde. We were already obsessed with her cover of Ye’s “Hold My Liquor,” but this time we think the New Zealand femme icon outdid herself with a revamped version of “Flashing Lights.” Let us finish—at the same Philly show she covered Bon Iver’s “Heavenly Father.” Watch both performances below. (NME

Childish Gambino just released a new, ultra upbeat track from his upcoming mixtape STN MTN/KAUAI (no release date as of late), "Sober." Listen below—and yes, his key instrument is a synth-infused xylophone. (Prefix)

Jay Z and Beyonce are on the run yet again. Check out the power duo's unexpected “Bonnie and Clyde” short film installment (one of three!) below. Expect: fast cars, time period costumes, and some serious Bey/Jay love--despite all the rumors. (US Magazine)

Jean Paul Gaultier will debut his final ready-to-wear womenswear show in Paris at the end of the month. Major sad face, considering JPG’s rtw designs are actual perfection. But don't worry, Gaultier isn't retiring—the artist/designer wants to focus on couture from here on out. We certainly give our blessing as long as this Lady Gaga-go-to has some more crazy gowns to show us. (Dazed)

October 8 cannot come fast enough! American Horror Story has given us teasers and trailers galore, but this time we have 21 new freaky photos to see. Click through to check them out! (EW)

Coca-Cola is bringing back '90s soda hit, Surge! (The Verge)