- Category: New Music
- Published on Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:00
Kongos - Take it from me
You've heard Kongos—the four-piece band of brothers from Arizona—at least once a month for the past two years. I can guarantee it. Their anthemic, accordion-driven alt-jam "Come with Me Now" has been all over radio and found a home on the Expendables 3 soundtrack, American Idol, The Originals, WWE, Playstation 4 and more. The guys—Danny, Jesse, Dylan and Johnny— have been touring intensely in the years since their second album, Lunatic, was re-released by Epic Records, opening for Kings of Leon in the U.S. and OneRepublic in Europe. Like I said, they've kind of been everywhere.
But now they're onto something new. On Friday (April 15), the South African-born brothers, who write, produce and mix everything themselves, released the first single off their upcoming third LP, Egomaniac, and it's the epitome of what the album's all about: feelin' yourself and not letting anyone get in the way.
Goo Goo Dolls - So Alive
New York-based alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls are still "So Alive." Well, at least that is what their recently released single says. "So Alive" is the second single from their 11thstudio album, "Boxes," which is set to be released May 6, 2016.
The song dwells in the pop rock space with a hint of the alternative rock/post-grunge sound that made Goo Goo Dolls a household name in the '90s. It is an upbeat piano-based track that talks about living life to the fullest and making peace with oneself.
An official press release from Warner Bros Records, the record label of the band, says, "Boxes is a vibrant, sonically forward-looking album that manages to retain what their legions of fans love about the Goo Goo Dolls — indelible melodies, intimate, heartfelt lyrics, and the anthemic, uplifting vibe of their songs — while pushing new boundaries in terms of sound and production [sic]."
Pink - Just Like Fire
In honor of the upcoming film Alice Through the Looking Glass, Pink just released her newest power anthem appropriately titled "Just Like Fire."
As her first original single for 2016, the song plays like any classic Pink track–energetic, tough and has you itching to hit the dance floor.
With lyrics like, "If I can light the world up for just one day/Watch this madness, colorful charade/No one can be just like me any way," the songstress is encouraging all of us to let our unique flags fly—just like the beloved character Alice and her friends down the rabbit hole.
This is not the first song Pink has performed in honor of the Disney sequel. The Grammy winner also lent her voice to the trailer's theme, a remake of Jefferson Airplane's 1967 hit "White Rabbit."
"I like quirky. I like weird," she said during an interview while recording her modern rendition of the rock and roll classic. The movie, which is set for release on May 27, promises a whole lot of eccentricity thanks to footage already teased in the trailer.