- Category: New Music
- Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 06:00
Tegan & Sara - Stop Desire
Tegan And Sara are steamrolling through the lead-up to their new album, Love Me To Death: Over the past month, we’ve gotten three singles — the energetic one-two knockout “Boyfriend” and “U-Turn” and the more muted “100x” (plus videos for all of them) — and today they’re sharing a fourth, the undeniably infectious “Stop Desire,” which debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show. It’s about wanting someone to take the hint and declare devotion (“Take this passion, turn it into action”), but takes a roundabout way to get there, all building to a soaring, anthemic, knee-shakingly great hook.
Third Eye Blind - Company Of Strangers
A little over a year since they released their fifth studio album, Third Eye Blind is back with a brand new EP, We Are Drugs, which will feature seven original tracks when it hits digital retailers in October.
The band recorded the EP earlier this spring during a week-long intensive at the Sonic Ranch, a renowned, vintage recording studio located within a pecan orchard in Texas.
“The setting allowed us the focus to take songs sometimes all the way from inception to completion in continuous sessions,” frontman Stephan Jenkins said via statement of the creative process behind the album. “We also allowed ourselves freedom on We Are Drugs from any definitions or guidelines of what we were supposed to be. We just took joy in getting in a big room together and letting music happen and then chasing it around wherever it led us. It is one of the most freeing recording experiences I have had.”
Andy Grammar - Fresh Eyes
Andy Grammer, the 32-year-old pop singer broke out big last year with “Honey, I’m Good” and “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah),” and now he’s back with a brand new single “Fresh Eyes”, which is, conveniently, quite fresh indeed.
“When starting to write for Album 3, the first thing I did was go out and buy the sexiest baby blue Fender Stratocaster I’d ever seen,” he told PopCrush of the new single.
“I then sat in front of my amp and let the warm, super loud clean electric guitar sound wash over me in waves. ‘Fresh Eyes’ is the first song from the next chapter of my musical journey and I’m STOKED to share it with ya. Hope it washes over you as well.”
Lady Gaga - Perfect Illusion
"Perfect Illusion" is a song recorded by American singer Lady Gaga, serving as the lead single for her upcoming fifth studio album. It was made available for digital consumption on September 9, 2016 through Interscope Records. Gaga co-wrote and co-produced the recording with Kevin Parker and Mark Ronson, with additional production from BloodPop. The song received mixed reviews, with multiple music critics finding it similar to the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Throughout the majority of 2015 and 2016, Gaga teased the creative and recording processes of the album on her social media accounts. It was also reported that she was seen collaborating with longtime producer RedOne, Giorgio Moroder, Mark Ronson, and Nile Rodgers, among others. Ronson confirmed their collaboration and added that the music recorded with Gaga was "some of [his] favorite music [he has] really ever worked on. It's incredible – [he loves] it. [He] can't wait until you can hear it because the music speaks for itself – it's some of [his] favorite musicians of all time are working on it. The producer additionally hinted the involvement of psychedelic rock band Tame Impala frontman, Kevin Parker, which BBC Music later confirmed to be true.