The Voice Season 3 contestant DE’BORAH recently released her debut single, “Coming Out Looking Good” on iTunes. DE’BORAH signed with Chicago-based label WuLi Records who are also known for releasing the early catalog of American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze.
“WuLi Records is beyond happy to have DE’BORAH join the WuLi Records roster,” states WuLi Records representative Ryan T. McGuire. “We are eagerly excited to work with such a talented young artist and are looking forward to a positive future together.”
She describes her style of music as eclectic with a vast range of genres including rock, soul and pop mixed with her own unique style. If you saw her on The Voice, you know what that’s all about!
Take a listen to what she came up with post-The Voice with her debut single, “Coming Out Looking Good” here.
YouTube sensations, Timeflies released their new EP, One Night this past week. The EP features 6-tracks that encompass their signature mix of electro-pop and is currently sitting at #8 on the Top Albums iTunes chart. The guys are almost at the end of their first US tour, but will get back on the road again in February 2013. “One Night” has a haunting yet uplifting quality that screams, “Listen to me over and over again.” Watch the music video for it above.
New Zealand’s Gin Wigmore released her Mercury Records debut single, “Man Like That” this month. It’s the first single off her Man Like That EP and it’s featured in the Heineken TV spot promoting the new James Bond film, Skyfall. She has gone multi-Platinum in her home country and now she’s getting ready to release her sophomore album, Gravel & Wine in the US early next year. Gin recorded the album in Santa Monica, CA with producer Butch Walker (Pink, Cee-Lo, Katy Perry, Gavin DeGraw).
“Man Like That” is insanely catchy and Gin Wigmore has an old soul sound mixed with that raspy rocker grit that you don’t want to miss out on. Some may want to compare her to a young British artist that is no longer with us, but that just wouldn’t be fair to either of them. For the visually inclined, the music video has that retro meets modern feel that works very well with the song. See for yourself above.
The U.S. is now being represented in the current boy band resurgence by Midnight Red. Formed by famed producer, RedOne, Midnight Red has already gained massive popularity from touring as the opening act for NKOTBSB last summer. The guys will now be releasing their first single, “Hell Yeah” off of their forthcoming album. Take a listen to this super crazy dance jam below and be sure to nab it on June 19th through iTunes.
Electronic music producer and DJ Wolfgang Gartner has transformed into a cartoon version of himself for the music video of his latest single, “Redline”. Created by New Media DNA, with director Eric Damier and lead animator Jose Cubero. The video is like watching a short animated film that has a modernistic/spacey theme, but features Wolfgang’s cartoon version doing what he does best—blowing it up for a massive crowd. Watch it below.
“Redline” Radio Edit is now available on iTunes here.
Gleek alarms across the country were set this past Monday, February 28th – as “Glee” star and Mercury Records artist Matthew Morrison premiered his debut single, “Summer Rain” on American Idol host Ryan Seacrest’s nationally syndicated morning radio show on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. The official launch for “Summer Rain” at radio is scheduled for March 14th. And Matthew will perform “Summer Rain” live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 6th; and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 11th. “Summer Rain” will be available March 8th on iTunes and all digital partners.
“Summer Rain” was co-written by Matthew with Claude Kelly (Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, to name a a few) and the Norwegian duo known as Espionage, who produced the track in New York City. Espionage (Espen Lind and Amund Bjørklund), are respected for their work with Train (this year’s Grammy Award-winning “Hey, Soul Sister,” iTunes’ top-selling song of 2010) and many others. “Summer Rain” is the first track from Morrison’s upcoming debut album, set for May 10th release, details to be announced.
Stream the single above.