Former One Direction member, Liam Payne, has released the first single off his brand new EP, First Time out now on Republic Records.
“First Time” is an upbeat track featuring French Montana and has a slower, but still catchy vibe than Payne’s breakout single, “Strip That Down.” The music video itself is low-key with Payne cruising through the streets with French Montana.
Check it out above and see if you’re feeling Liam’s new single.
Ed Sheeran as a puppet you say?! That’s exactly what you will see in his new music video for the amazingly awesome single, “SING“. I just can’t get enough of this song and he just made it better with this super clever and funny video. The karaoke bar theme fits really well with the song lyrics and those Asian businessman were incredible. Pharrell also makes a cameo in the video since he contributed vocals and produced the track. The ending of the music video is classic. It is hands down one of my favorite videos this year. Watch the goodness above!
Oh man, am I loving Scarlett Rabe‘s single, “Battle Cry“. It’s intense, with a head bopping melody and incredibly catchy lyrics. I’m always happy when I find a song that I can play repeatedly without getting tired of it and “Battle Cry” is definitely one of them. The piano is awesome and so I’m not surprised to find out that she’s classically trained and has been deemed a “classical piano prodigy”. Scarlett may be a newcomer, but with soul like her’s, I think we’ll be hearing a lot from her. Personally, I can’t wait for more. Have a listen to “Battle Cry” above.
The Journeys Noise Tour is being headlined by none other than the crazy-awesome duo, 3OH!3. They will be supported by The Summer Set, Wallpaper, and NeW bEAt FUNd. All four (4) bands have collaborated on the catchy song, “Turn The Night On” and I can’t get enough of it. Have a listen above and check out all 33 tour dates below. Continue Reading
UK 2010 X-Factor winner, Matt Cardle has done quite well for himself if a platinum-selling debut album is any indication. His latest single, “Loving You” features none other than my favorite Spice Girl, Melanie C. He also co-produced the single with Jamie Scott and Toby Smith (ex-Jamiroquai) and plays guitar and drums on the track. Talk about being hands on.
Sporty Spice has an awesome voice and I enjoyed her duet with Bryan Adams. This time around the duet with Matt is just as UH-mazing. The song is great and the two have great on-screen chemistry. Take a look above!
“Make A Scene” from NOVI is seriously my song pick for the week. From the moment I first heard it I just couldn’t get enough of it. She’s had a few of her songs featured on prominent shows and it’s really a wonder how the music world hasn’t been buzzing about her yet. Her songs are fun and her lyrics are refreshingly blunt. She will soon release her EP, Now I’m There. Until then check out “Make A Scene” and her other tracks on SoundCloud.
Wind-Up Records has signed Australian alt-pop band, Strange Talk. Their self-produced debut album, Cast Away comes out on October 8th, 2013. These guys nabbed the #1 spot on Billboard’s Uncharted chart with “Climbing Walls” and have opened for crowd favorites Foster The People and Marina and The Diamonds. The band’s debut album consists of 12 tracks of indie electro-pop. Check out the track listing below:
Cast Away Track Listing:
1. Cast Away
2. Falling in Love
3. Picking up All the Pieces
4. Another Day
5. So So La La
6. Eskimo Boy
7. Is It Real?
8. Take Me As I Am
9. Climbing Walls
10. Come Back Home
11. Morning Sun
12. Wanted (Dead or Alive)
Will.i.am released his music video for “#thatPOWER” featuring Justin Bieber. In true will.i.am fashion it is crazy, futuristic and quite cool. Love the dance moves, the scenery and that car is UH-mazing.
I’ve had “#thatPower” on repeat since it first came out. Even if you aren’t a fan of will or Biebs, you know it makes your head bounce. Watch the video above to see all that coolness. Besides, where else would you get to see a Bieber hologram?
Ne-Yo and Cher Lloyd will soon be collaborating on a track together and they want YOUR help! They have teamed up with Fruttare (fruit bars) to find the best ideas. All you have to do is share your “it’s all good” moments on instagram and twitter. They can be a photo, video or text. Use the hashtag #ItsAllGood and it will be added to their gallery.
For more info visit their website here.
Belgium artist Selah Sue has announced her first North American headlining tour. The tour will kick off in Ontario, Canada and end at the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware. Selah Sue has toured with some amazing artists including: Ed Sheeran, Allen Stone and Emeli Sandé. Tickets are on sale now (tour dates below).
Rolling Stone named her a new face of 2012 and Glamour says, “She’s got the soul of Adele, the swagger of Janelle Monae, with the rap and reggae skills of Gwen Stefani.”
Selah Sue will be performing songs off of her self-titled debut which is out now on Columbia Records. Check out her song, “Fade Away” above.
SELAH SUE HEADLINE TOUR w/ FULL BAND
6/14 Toronto, ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
6/15 Montreal, QC Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
6/17 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
6/18 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
6/21 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
6/22 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
6/23 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival