Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD unite on “Hate Me,” a breezy new song with a sadomasochistic streak. “Hate me, hate me/Tell me how you hate me/Tell me how I’m trash and you can easily replace me,” the latter croons over smooth programmed drums and a palm-muted guitar figure. “Tell me that I’m strung out, wasted on the daily/Prolly ’cause there’s no one around me numbin’ all my pain.”
Located in a former mill, the Mumbai outpost of the US chain of resto-bars has a mixed reputation among the city's musicians. In the first couple of years after opening, in 2006, indie rock acts were often asked to include a stipulated number of cover songs in their set lists. These days, Hard Rock Café, which hosts gigs every Tuesday and Thursday night, sticks mostly to cover bands, with a couple of dates a month spared for indie groups.