New Music: 09 June 2016

Category: New Music
Published on Thursday, 09 June 2016 06:00

Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better
Shawn Mendes made sure he kicked off the weekend right for his fans on Friday (June 3) by giving them what they really want: new music. The singer/songwriter dropped "Treat You Better," the first single from his upcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due out in the fall on Island Records. 

The perfect-for-summer track -- which he gave a 10-second sneak peek at during a commercial on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards -- features a swaying tropical beat and promises about lavishing all the attention on a lover in a chorus that any Mendhead would find hard to resist. "Cuz I know I can treat you better than he can/ And any girl like you deserves a gentleman/ Tell me why are we wasting time on all your wasted time when you should be with me instead?," he sings.



Switchfoot - Float
Where the Light Shines Through is the upcoming tenth studio album by American Grammy Award-winning band Switchfoot, scheduled to be released on July 8, 2016. The album was recorded in the band's recording studio Spot X in their hometown San Diego, and produced by Switchfoot and John Fields, with whom the band has worked on their breakthrough album The Beautiful Letdown (2003) and its follow-ups, Nothing Is Sound (2005) and Oh! Gravity. (2006). It is Switchfoot's first album to be released through Vanguard Records. 

An official music video for "Float", filmed in Manila, will be released at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time on May 25, 2016. 




Ingrid Michaelson - Hell no
Ingrid Michaelson’s new single Hell No is scheduled to be released April 29th but I was lucky enough to catch a first look when she performed this new single recently in Napa Valley at Live in the Vineyard on the Menage a Trois Winery stage. Hell No is a song about breaking up—written in collaboration with song writers Luke Laird and Barry Dean, two great country voices, this single has that soulful story-like quality of a country song. Michaelson credits her recent time spent in Nashville as a strong influence of this new sound.

Unlike so many break up songs inspired by a particularly brutal heartbreak, Michaelson tells me in a post performance interview that the song is actually inspired by the idea of a strong person letting someone go.