Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri has announced the release of her hugely anticipated new single. “HUMAN” arrives today at iTunes and all leading digital retailers. You can hear the song here: http://youtu.be/8VFwcNTiwPY.
Produced by Martin Johnson (Avril Lavigne, Gavin Degraw), “HUMAN” heralds Perri’s eagerly awaited new album slated for release in Spring ‘14. The as-yet-untitled album – which follows the acclaimed singer/songwriter’s breakthrough 2011 debut, “lovestrong.” – was recorded over the past year, with further production from Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, One Direction), John Hill (P!nk, Mayer Hawthorne, Santigold), and Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco).
Green Day front man and Grammy® Award-winning artist Billie Joe Armstrong and Grammy® Award-winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones have teamed up to record Foreverly, an unforgettable 12-song collection inspired by Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, an album of traditional Americana songs reinterpreted, recorded, and released by The Everly Brothers in 1958.
Recorded in nine days, Foreverly, captures the beauty of the Everly’s stunning close harmonies to create a moving powerful testament to these rootsy ballads. Reprise Records will release album on November 25th. Jones and Armstrong reinterpret several traditional songs, including “Roving Gambler,” “Down In The Willow Garden,” “Long Time Gone,” “Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?,” and “Barbara Allen,” as well as country tunes like “That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine” (written by Gene Autry and Jimmy Long) and Karl Davis’ “Kentucky.”
Grammy Award winning, platinum selling recording artist Lupe Fiasco has released “Old School Love” featuring Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, the lead single off Lupe’s forthcoming album Tetsuo and Youth due out early 2014.
With a neck-snapping beat, light strings, and a melodic piano riff, this jawn could be played on any radio station. Despite the poppy sound, Lupe throws in many old-school hip hop references such as “Model flows off of Fat Boys and Juice Crews/ Melle Mel ‘s Ice-T’s, and the 2 Cools/ Add a Moe Dee and a Double L/ Had to walk cause it’s hard to run in those unbuckled shells.”
Five years after Nigerian Wood, Keziah Jones is back with a personal and political project, wearing the outfit of an Afro superhero,”Captain Rugged”, his quirky and socially committed double.
Nigerian, Afropolitan, universal, Captain Rugged tells us about modern Africa and its urban movements. He was born among the ghettos and skyscrapers of bustling Lagos, flying around in his ankara cape and shaking the city with his angry beats: “Here I come, an Afro Superhero, Captain Rugged”, cries Keziah. His Afronewave echoes his rebellion: a concept album in the shape of a manifesto.
There are a few things you should know about musician, producer and songwriter Max Frost. He developed his eclectic style of music playing in various projects throughout his teen years. Max became a musician when he was eight, learning guitar simply because music was always around him and he loved it. He started playing shows at 12 and collaborated with a diverse array of artists like Austin icon Bob Schneider and hip-hop MC/producer Kydd. After hearing musicians like Erykah Badu and D’Angelo in his late teens, Max began incorporating hip-hop elements into his blues-inspired stylings, interested in the idea of combining modern rhythms with classic vintage tones in his music.
In September 2012 Frost decided to leave the University of Texas-Austin, where he was studying English, to pursue his solo career. The musician released a single, “White Lies,” a boisterous number that expresses the feeling of paranoia one finds in a relationship and reflects that aching fear of betrayal, in April 2013. The track hit No. 1 on The Hype Machine’s “Most Popular Tracks on Blogs Now” in April and May, and Max suddenly found himself with a far greater audience than Austin, TX. Max channeled the song’s success into the creation of his debut EP, Low High Low, out in October. For the musician, the EP is an opportunity to showcase the way he pulls in aspects of various styles, from blues to funk to electro to hip-hop to pop, and fuses them together in a new way.
Purveyors of live music, Future Entertainment Australia and Livescape Asia has gotten the ball rolling for the much anticipated music festival next year, Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) – slated to be the largest music gathering Southeast Asia will ever see – by confirming its return to Malaysia in 2014.
The festival next year will take place from 13 – 15 March 2014 at a yet to be disclosed location. Organizers, Livescape Asia however hinted at the possibility of hosting the festival next year closer to city.
“There’s not much we can reveal apart from confirming that FMFA next year will return to Kuala Lumpur in 2014. However, what we can definitively say is that the festival next year is going to be even bigger than the last. If you think last year was epic, wait till you see FMFA in 2014. We have got a line-up that is going to blow everyone’s minds away”, Jason Kong, Head of PR, Livescape Asia said.
“We have even extended FMFA this year to three days, that’s how massive it’s going to be. In addition, after receiving numerous requests from fans for the festival to be held closer to the city, what I can say is that, we have heard them, and FMFA in 2014 will most likely have a new home. So again, we are expecting a sold-out show next year. In fact, we will be placing even more emphasis on the comfort of our festival-goers and have decided to cap each day to a maximum of 25,000 attendees”, Kong added.
The epic Future Music Festival Asia, which thrilled crowds of over 55,000 in March this year, has been dubbed as the largest music festival to ever hit Southeast Asian shores. Malaysia is the only country to ever host Future Music Festival outside of Australia. Future Music Festival Asia 2014 is organized by Future Entertainment Australia and Livescape Asia Sdn. Bhd. and is supported by the Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB).
Over 75,000 revellers are expected to attend the festival next year of which, organizers are expecting an influx of over 20,000 foreign fans. According to Kong, the rapid growth of FMFA as a regionally renowned festival is credited to the various sponsors and partners especially MYCEB and the Ministry of Tourism who have been key in working with the organizers to position Malaysia as a world-class live music destination in the region.
“Today, with the support of our partners and sponsors we are proud to have fans from not only Malaysia, but also across the Asian region including some from as far off as Europe who are marking FMFA on their calendars on a yearly basis. The last thing we want is to disappoint them, so together with our counterparts at Future Entertainment Australia, we have been working very hard in the past few months while learning from feedback from the fans to put together a festival to remember in 2014. And we are sure we won’t disappoint”, Kong said.
The full line-up for the festival in Kuala Lumpur will be revealed at a press conference on October 3. Future Music Festival Australia will be announcing its own line-up on September 16 (FMF Australia and FMFA’s line-ups tend to differ).
o coincide with the launch and line-up announcement of Future Music Festival Asia on October 3, Future Music Festival Asia will be launching a limited amount of tickets for sale at 3.00PM, September 28 at Rock Corner, The Gardens, Midvalley. These tickets will be sold at a bargain of only RM88 for a three-day festival pass (limited to 500 tickets; 1 ticket per customer). The catch: ticket buyers will be buying these tickets prior to knowing who will be on the line-up in the festival’s Kuala Lumpur edition.
Details of the promo sale are as below:
Date : Saturday, 28 September 2013
Time : 3.00PM
Venue : Rock Corner, The Gardens, Mid Valley City
The one and the only Cher will release her 26th studio album Closer To The Truth on Warner Brothers Records on September 27, 2013. The album, recorded over the last year in Los Angeles and London features 11 new tracks and is led by her power anthem first single which reached the No. 1 spot is the US on the Billboard Dance Club Play charts.
All the way through Closer To The Truth Cher’s distinctive voice remains an inspiring instrument to telegraph whatever emotions the songs require. Whether it’s a heartfelt ballad co-written by Pink called “Lie to Me, an unashamed dance-floor extravaganza Take It Like A Man, a haunting and profoundly romantic “I Hope You Find It”, a James Bondesque club thriller, “Dressed To Kill” or poignant anthem to 9/11 Sirens, they are all beautifully executed parts of what critics have already termed a classic as well as a masterpiece. “I’m proud of my new record.. I think if you’re a Cher fan, you’ll definitely be happy and not disappointed,” commented the pop icon in a recent interview. Cher is scheduled to begin a whirlwind global promotional tour in conjunction with the album’s release and will be appearing on several major TV shows around the world.