- Category: New Music
- Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017 06:00
Meghan Trainor - I'm a lady
Keeping in line with her consistent theme of female empowerment, Meghan Trainor has released the music video for her latest single, "I'm A Lady" (Mar. 3). The song will be featured on the soundtrack of Columbia Pictures' upcoming 3D animated feature Smurfs: The Lost Village.
The video itself features the "All About That Bass" singer in multiple costume changes and blonde hairstyles, leading jam sessions with either an all-female band or all-female back-up dancers. Trainor models the same feisty enthusiasm and a similar directing scheme showcased in the video for her 2016 post-bubblegum pop anthem "No".
Stargate ft Pink & SIA - Waterfall
Stargate, the hit-making Norwegian production duo, have shared a new song with Sia and Pink called “Waterfall.” Listen to it below. The duo have credits on 10 Billboard No. 1 songs, including Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable,” Rihanna’s “Rude Boy,” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.” They received two Grammy awards for their work on Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent” in 2008 and Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World” in 2010.
Gavin DeGraw - Making love with the radio on
Last month Gavin DeGraw released his new single, “She Sets The City On Fire.” It comes from his upcoming album, Something Worth Saving, out on September 9th. Today fans can finally see the full tracklisting for that record, as well as hear another song from it! Like the first single, “Making Love With The Radio On” has a romantic theme, but this time with a quirkier delivery.
What do Thomas Edison, King Kong, and DJs have in common? Let Gavin connect the dots in “Making Love With The Radio On.” The song starts with some radio static before launching into a loose, folky musical atmosphere. Ukulele and piano plink behind Gavin as he sings of his more intimate preferences. It’s a fun love song and it sounds closer to Gavin’s earlier style.
Judah & The Lion - Take it all back
When Judah Akers and his bandmates in Judah & The Lion wrote “Take It All Back” nearly three years ago, they didn’t set out to create a carefully crafted anthem that would have audiences parroting lyrics back at at a volume that practically drowned out the band. No, as the lead singer of folk rock’s latest breakout band tells it, the song was an unexpected gift from their banjo player, Nate Zuercher.
Even among the crop of folk-rock bands, Judah & The Lion stand out: their passion for a wide variety of music led them to explore the intersection of folk and hip-hop, an intoxicating fusion woven throughout their new album, Folk Hop N’ Roll. If you’re thinking that the two genres don’t typically cross paths, you’d be right. And that’s just what makes this Nashville band so special.
Marie Miller - This side of paradise
”I wrote "This Side of Paradise" with Ian Fitchuk and Peter Groenwald after a really difficult week for me. The choice was to wallow in my sorrow or step back and celebrate the simple and profound gift of moonlight. The first verse indicates that change of heart while the second verse expresses the need for freedom from outside influences that could shake one's spirit. This song is hopeful and daring. It also contains that little bit of fairy tale and enchantment that weaves itself quite seamlessly through out the rest of the album. The title was taken from Fitzgerald's autobiographical novel, and I am excited to have so much literary references in this song as well as through out the whole record. It is the rockiest tune on the album, but it celebrates adventure rather than edge or attitude. Think Katniss from Hunger Games not Avril Lavigne."
For King & Country - Priceless
For King & Country is made up of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone. While the singing siblings have seen their song "Priceless" climb the charts, their older brother Ben plays a key role in the "Priceless" film as the movie's director. Joel Smallbone portrays lead character James Stevens.
In a recent telephone interview, Joel Smallbone discussed the popularity of the song "Priceless," which he and his brother will sing among other songs at a For King & Country concert set for Oct. 29 in Shawnee. He also talked about the anti-human trafficking message behind the movie and his foray into movie making.
Gangs Of Ballet - Follow
Gangs of Ballet is a Durban band comprising of three musicians and friends - all of which have undertaken studying Music at University level. Their music, which combines their fresh energy with their musically intriguing melodies and arrangements, has a hauntingly anthemic sound which appeals both to the musically-minded as well as to those merely seeking a fun musical experience. Their sound cannot be pinned down to one specific genre but rather experiments with an ecclectic mix of alternative, melodic, anthemic, electronic and dance.
Marian Hill - Down
A decade removed from Apple ads breaking artists like Feist and The Ting Tings, rhythmic pop duo Marian Hill has hit the mainstream thanks to the first AirPods headphones commercial. Since the ad — featuring gravity-defying footwork from dancer Lil Buck — debuted on Jan. 14, downloads for the song “Down” have jumped from negligible to 101,000, according to Nielsen Music, and the track has shot to No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rag n Bone Man - Human
Following in the lung prints of singers Adele and Sam Smith, Rag’n’Bone Man’s recent Brits critics’ choice award crowned the long, slow rise of a Sussex care worker from open mics to soulful industry darling. You may well have heard Human, the title track of his debut album. Kept off the No 1 spot by a double whammy of Ed Sheeran tunes, the song has already been a hit in Germany, and covered on X Factor by Emily Middlemas. Rory Graham – Rag’n’Bone Man’s civilian name – has received the congratulatory call from Elton John that means he’s arrived in the big league.