It would be easy to sit here and goof on “One More Time,” the lead single by new duo Nick & Knight (that would be Backstreet Boys‘ Nick Carter and New Kids On The Block crooner Jordan Knight), but the truth of the matter is that it’s a pretty decent pop offering.
RyanSeacrest.com premiered the breezy, guitar-pop jam “One More Time” yesterday, while pointing out that Nick & Knight’s debut album is due out on September.
Honestly, we’re here for the woah-oh-oh-ohs. Listen below. More »
News of Adele‘s third album has single-handedly made 2011′s “Rumour Has It” relevant again, and today’s tidbit is no exception. A recent tweet by the World Music Awards seems to confirm that, yes, Adele’s new album is titled 25, while announcing that, yes, she will tour in 2015 to support it. In fact, the awards show assumes that Adele had already made her album title known, while she’s merely hinted that it would fall in line with her first two efforts, 19 and 21.
So far, all Adele has confirmed is that actually, despite her past vocal complications, she does intend to tour for her third album. Thanks to interviews, fans also know who she’s approached for collaborations so far, including Phil Collins, Diane Warren and Ryan Tedder. (The OneRepublic frontman had worked with her on, you guessed it, “Rumour Has It.”) Daily Star has also reported that Adele was planning a surprise, Beyonce-style release for her third album, though while citing unnamed sources.
See the tweet in question below. More »
Stumbleine (aka UK-based musician Peter Cooper) started out on his own in 2012 with debut LP Spiderwebbed. A year later he released a collaborative EP with Welsh singer Violet Skies, and this past spring they followed that project up with a full LP together, called Dissolver.
Today Idolator is premiering the gorgeous video for Stumbleine and Violet Skies’ moody Dissolver number “We’re Shadows,” which features school kids floating eerily in a swimming pool and a pair of hooded figures lurking somewhere in the darkness.
“‘We’re Shadows’ is a song about having the strength to walk away from someone who isn’t who you thought they were, and has nothing left to offer you,” Violet Skies tells us. “The visuals Rino Stefano Tagliafierro has set to our song are really stunning and ethereal — it’s always so interesting to see how someone visualises your music when they hear it — everyone sees something different.” More »
Marina & The Diamonds‘ Electra Heart was easily one of the greatest (and most underrated) pop records of 2012, supplying us with powerful and devastating cuts — from “Primadonna” to “Lies” to “Power & Control” to “How To Be A Heartbreaker.”
And now, the UK singer-songstress is hard at work preparing a follow-up.
She’s already been dropping Instagrams over the past few weeks while “chillin” in “the studio” and attempting to record while watching the World Cup — even gifting us with a recording of her singing the word “motherf–ker” on loop. But just a few hours ago, the “Hollywood” chanteuse uploaded a brief snippet of a brand new song.
Although the tease is only a few seconds long, the sparse, piano-led ballad already sounds incredibly promising: “All my worries are gone, I’m enjoying the ride,” she beautifully croons. And it sounds like we might be hearing it in full pretty soon: Marina tweeted the words “End of Summer” just before posting the snippet. Gulp!
Are you ready for the return of Marina? Listen to the snippet and check out the tweet after the jump. More »
Nicole Scherzinger might be on a roll across the pond with her scorching summer single “Your Love,” but the former Pussycat Doll has roo-do-doo-da-doo-dely neglected to put her latest smash on US iTunes…for now, anyway.
In a new Q&A with Digital Spy, the “Wet” chanteuse confirmed that she’s hoping to release her as-of-yet untitled studio album stateside in early 2015. “Right now, the album will be released around October in the UK. We’re looking at the US releasing next year, early in the year…but I believe the UK and maybe Europe will be this autumn,” she said.
But don’t hold your breath just yet, Killer Lovers: As you may already know, the “Puakenikeni” pop princess has had a notoriously difficult time launching stateside as a solo artist. From the scrapped Her Name Is Nicole (which is still available to pre-order on Amazon!) to Killer Love, Scherzy has yet to actually drop a full LP in America. Could a third album finally be the charm…for real this time?
Watch Scherzy tackle more fan questions after the jump. More »
Finally, the album that is going to save the music industry in 2014!
Well, okay — probably not. But it is at least an album on the horizon. Train‘s seventh studio LP Bulletproof Picasso (out September 16) has now been made available for pre-order on iTunes the same week the San Fran band’s video for lead single “Angel In Blue Jeans” premiered. (It has Danny Trejo wielding a gun in it. Go ahead — it’s worth a watch.)
Butch Walker, one of the folks behind Train’s most recent Top 10 single “Drive By” (along with other hits by Avril Lavigne, Pink, Katy Perry and Weezer), produced the album. Catch the full tracklist below. And, yep — there really is a song here called “Baby, Happy Birthday.” More »
Pharrell Williams has been inescapable on the radio over the past year, thus making him a prime target for “Weird Al” Yankovic on his latest album Mandatory Fun. You’ve likely already caught Al’s video for “Happy” parody “Tacky,” and, yes, even Daft Punk and Pharrell’s “Get Lucky” gets riffed on in Yankovic’s latest polka medley on the album, along with a slew of other chart hits from the past couple years.
Now, as if Robin Thicke doesn’t have enough woes lately — anyone pick up a copy of Paula the other week? Didn’t think so — “Weird Al” sends his and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines” by sending us all back to grammar school with “Word Crimes.” More »
Did You Hear?
:: BBC Radio 1Xtra, a UK station dedicated to contemporary black music, has responded to criticism surrounding its annual Power List, where Ed Sheeran holds the top spot. “I think that anyone who wants to bring race into the discussion is probably a little bit misguided,” music manager Austin Daboh said. [BBC]
:: Turns out, Lana Del Rey‘s got an oral fixation. [Antenna]
:: Ricky Martin will bring his ongoing One World tour to Australia next year, April 25 – May 8. Be prepared, Aussie fans – Martin promises to perform some new music and hopes to have “a few surprises” in store. [Billboard]
:: Blink-182 is prepping a new album, says guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge. The band’s new material will follow 2011′s Neighborhoods. [Instagram]
:: Holler If You Hear Me, the Broadway musical inspired by the music and lyrics of Tupac, will close on July 20 after just six weeks of performances. Last week’s show only saw 45 percent of the seats occupied. [The New York Times]
:: Pharrell will helm the soundtrack for the next NBA 2K game, following the likes of Jay Z and LeBron James. While he won’t reveal the tracklist until later this summer, he did tease that Strafe and System of a Down will be included. [Billboard]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »
Releasing their haunting coming-of-age single “Mother And Father” earlier this June, New Zealand siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott – also known as Broods — have now offered up the music video. It’s a clip that is as spellbinding as the song itself. Shot in black and white, the visual shows flash close-ups of the angelic-faced duo as well as Georgia frivolously dancing to the song’s profound melody.
It’s simple, yes, but it fits perfectly with the dreamy, nostalgic quality of the single. Not to mention, “Mother and Father” is the official first taste of their much-awaited debut LP, Evergreen, due out October 7. Check out the video up top, and prepare to be mesmerized. More »
Alesso is already a beloved fixture on the electronic dance music scene, having supplied utterly massive dance floor collaborations over the past few years including 2012′s Swedish House Mafia‘s Ingrosso and Ryan Tedder-assisted “Calling (Lose My Mind)” and last year’s Calvin Harris and Hurts powerhouse production, “Under Control.”
But now, with a newly inked label deal with Def Jam Recordings/Virgin EMI UK, Alesso is beginning a whole new chapter — starting with his brand new single, “Tear The Roof Up.”
Having spent months teasing his brand new track in opening sets of concerts and festival dates, the Swedish DJ just dropped the track on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. The pulse-raising cut comes raging out from the speakers immediately and plays like a quintessential party starter, complete with explosive build-ups and almighty beat drops. “We getting loud in the booth and I’mma tear up the roof,” a vocoded voice repeats over and over again across the scorching banger. “I wanted to make a massive song that would literally make people want to tear off the roof,” Alesso explains. Listen to the club cut after the jump. More »