- Category: New Music
- Published on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:00
Albert Frost - Tonight
Last year, Albert Frost parted ways with The Blues Broers after a 21-year stint in the band. And now, with his brand new and long-awaited third solo album The Wake Up, he aims to launch a new musical journey.
Tonight – a soft rock self-acceptance soliloquy, and the album’s first single. Lyrically, Albert Frost had co-writing help on the album from various respected South African lyricists, like Hunter Kennedy, Robin Auld, Simon Orange and Albert Meintjies, who also co-produced the album. But it never sounds like the work of several writers – the album’s overall bright optimism that acknowledges the dark clouds but never dwells on it seems to indicate that the writing was guided by a central principle which thematically binds it all together.
Elvis Blue - The Tide
Elvis Blue was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. His passion for music was already evident in his childhood when he listened to his mother’s cassettes on his Walkman until the batteries gave up the ghost. After failing miserably as a waiter he started creating music when he was 16 years old. He bought a guitar and learned to play off the internet. Singing on the streets of Johannesburg (busking) for pocket money through high school was also a great way to raise money for overseas adventures. In his school years he played in several bands. He matriculated from Linden High school and travelled overseas, busking on the streets of London and Scotland.
One Republic - Wherever I go
In his “spare” time, Ryan Tedder writes smash hits for other artists. But this week sees him back in the OneRepublic fold three years after the band’s last album, thanks to the release of new single “Wherever I Go.”
Earlier this week we teased that the first word that comes into mind while listening to the song is “dramatic.” And then, right when “Wherever I Go” builds up to its booming climax, it ends. (It has a run time of just under three minutes.) Tedders vocals launch into a falsetto on the chorus, there are crashing synths galore and the whole thing sounds more epic than anything we’d ever expect from OneRepublic, no?
Walking On Cars - Catch me if you can
Walking on Cars are a five-piece Irish alternative rock band, composed of Patrick Sheehy (singer/lyricist), Sorcha Durham (pianist), Dan Devane (lead guitarist), Paul Flannery (bass guitarist) and Evan Hadnett (drummer). They released their debut single, "Catch Me If You Can", in 2012 which went to No. 1 on the Irish iTunes chart. Releasing their debut EP, As We Fly South, in 2013, their EP, Hand in Hand, (2014) was released alongside their single, "Always Be with You". They released their single "Speeding Cars" on Friday, 30 October 2015. The band released their debut album, Everything This Way, on 29 January 2016.