Maroon 5 announced they will be releasing their highly anticipated fifth studio album, titled V. The album will drop on September 2, 2014 on Interscope Records, who they recently signed with. The first single will be released in the summer. The band has also signed a worldwide tour deal with Live Nation with tour dates coming soon.
The guys recorded the album in LA the past year and it features some amazing producers including: Max Martin (Yay!), Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder (Yay, again!), Shellback and Sam Martin. Long-time keyboardist Jesse Carmichael is also back after having taken a hiatus while the band recorded 2012’s Overexposed.
On her forthcoming Island Records debut, Canadian born singer/song writer, Jenna Andrews weaves a deep tapestry of emotion, personal growth and introspection in her debut album. She imbues everything from pop to soul with poignant lyrics, suggesting a strength and wisdom beyond her years.
Jenna signed with Chris Smith and spent the next year writing and recording with hitmakers ranging from Babyface to Max Martin (Pink, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, Celine Dion). The result is eclectic—pop to jazz with funk and soul elements, and even some sultry beats. But more apt than any genre label is a feel. It’s real. “My album is heartfelt and honest. It came out very naturally,” Jenna delights. “Every song is really close to my heart. I want my listeners to feel like I’m right beside them in any circumstance they face.” And certainly Jenna has navigated some rough seas, particularly a negative body image that triggered an enduring eating disorder. But her travails alone won’t define her. “There is a lot more going on here than just pain,” she insists. “I feel like you need your first album to show your different colors. I don’t want it to seem like I’m this dark person all the time.”
For more information on Jenna and to listen to her music visit her official website here.