“Noble England” sees Mayall adapt the famous speech from Shakespeare’s Henry V. “Once more unto the pitch, dear friends, once more,” he reads. Mayall dressed as the monarch for the video, in which he inspires the footballers to “win for St George” before disappearing through a glowing archway with an English flag draped over his shoulders.
It's 5 Seconds of Summer release week and as the tension builds towards their self-titled debut album dropping this Friday, the boys are being kind enough to release a new song each of the three days before it. Today's newy is 'Amnesia', a low-key, acoustic track which is going straight for the heartstrings. Co-written by fried chicken enthusiasts/reality singing show coaches Benji and Joel Madden, the tune finds the 5SOS lads reminiscing over a failed relationship and all the ouchies that said memory holds.
After offering up the track during several live performances, the studio version of "Photograph" offers few surprises to fans, at least musically. The acoustic core of the song is omnipresent, from the sweet guitar licks at the beginning of the song to the fuller orchestral swells underneath the later choruses. "Photograph" is one of Sheeran's more simplistically beautiful songs. Yes, "Afire Love" and "Thinking Out Loud" touched on the love song angle and definitely pulled at your heartstrings, but there's a specific blend of love song elements Sheeran used for "Photograph" that makes it the perfect swoon-fest.
"Black Widow" is a song by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, from her debut studio album, The New Classic (2014). The song's hook is sung by British recording artist Rita Ora, and its lyrics chronicle subjects of revenge and feminism in a failed romantic relationship. "Black Widow" was written by Azalea, Katy Perry, Sarah Hudson, Benny Blanco, and duo Stargate; the latter also produced the song.
Young Money caught all fans of Lil' Wayne and Drake by surprise when they dropped on Friday night (May 2) the first single from Weezy's forthcoming album 'Tha Carter V'. Produced Boi-1da and Vinylz, 'Believe Me' can be streamed below.
Yes, it’s taken five years, but when the track (and video) are this good, who’s counting? That’s what we should all collectively be saying when we take in the now released kabuki-goes-moombahton video clip for Major Lazer‘s “Come On To Me” from their 2014-released EP Apocalypse Soon. Moombahton is a clear descendant of once massively top-40 influential reggaeton, and with this song and clip, Sean Paul – one of dancehall’s largest names in its pop-dominant era – spits patois-tinged verses over some top-tier mid-tempo global bass. The sample is Willie Colon’s “La Murga,” a Fania Records salsa classic from 1972. What is ostensibly a classic Latin Christmas carol being turned into a bass-rattling summer anthem just extends a party further throughout both history and the calendar year. The summer starts right now.
George Ezra is a British singer-songwriter from Hertford who has been doing exceedingly well over the last year, having played Glastonbury in 2013 and come in fifth place for BBC's 'Sound Of.2014'. Now, his new single 'Budapest' has been certified platinum in Italy. So what's so good about George Ezra and 'Budapest'?
"Ghost" is the debut single by British singer-songwriter Ella Henderson. It was released on 8 June 2014 as the lead single from her upcoming debut studio album, Chapter One (2014). The song was co-written by Henderson and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, and produced by Tedder. The music video was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana in March 2014.
In the pop charts many musical collaborations have failed and succeeded. This collaboration certainly works, showcasing what two new, talented artists can do when they put their musical minds together. Laura Welsh and Gorgon City have created Here For You. Who could forget Gorgon Cities Ready For Your Love featuring MNEK that hit 4.5 million video views.
Everything about this debut from Southampton singer-songwriter Louisa Rose Allen, better known as Foxes, strains to be huge. Booming drums evoke cavernous spaces, while fist-pumping choruses on songs such as Let Go for Tonight seem designed to fill them. Allen, 24, won a Grammy with dance producer Zedd for their collaboration, Clarity. Glorious ought to deliver more success. Though the album is formulaic and polished, there is enough crackle in its dark, lustrous soundscapes and tales of nocturnal romance to intrigue – and Allen's voice has the power to match those booming drums.
Today there's been a resurfacing of two big names in the Swedish club music game on one major release. The first, producer Otto Knows, had his biggest success with the release of the catchy "Million Voices" back in 2012, but has been relatively quiet over the past year while continuing to tour. Today he's released "Parachute" on former Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso's progressive club house label Refune Records. Previously housing main room, pop-leaning club tracks that many times have an edge to them, "Parachute" capitalizes on the rock and roll inspired grit that has been the undertone to other releases on the label. Getting quite a bit more down and dirty than what we've previously heard from Otto Knows, this could be a venture into some new musical territory for both the label and the artist himself.
Coming hot off of his debut performance at EDC Las Vegas, London-based 23-year old, James Rockhill (aka Kove),has been on quite run this past year, and quite shockingly at only a halfway mark. With releases on Viper Recordings, Toolroom Records, Mercury records, and more, he now returns with a 4-track EP on MTA Records that is sure to amaze listeners across the musical spectrum. Containing two originals, and two edits, the collection contains a vast variety of both flavor and sounds, pleasing in the most impressive of ways. Teasing us these past few months with mere snippets of what to expect on this release, he is now full-on to deliver what may be the EP of the year (if not, one of the best). Vocal support comes from Melissa Steel, with the two genre-divided edits being of his title track, “Way We Are”.
Next to be unveiled is second single ‘Around Town’, packed with gospel choir, fuzzy bass lines and uplifting sentiments. Pegged by frontman Luke Pritchard as the cornerstone to the album, ‘Around Town’ was the “catalyst” that kickstarted the album’s creation.
A day after previewing the song, X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons release the official remix of "Jungle" featuring Jay Z. The remix is part of the World Cup promo for BeatsByDre and appears in their latest ad for the event. The commercial features a number of players from the World Cup and even an appearance by Lil Wayne, while the Jay remix plays throughout.
Dutch producer DJ act Bingo Players faced a tragedy late last year when Paul Baumer passed away after a tragic battle with Cancer which shook the electronic world. Today we get a brand new production that was created last year by both members Maarten and Paul before the unfortunate passing. The song "Knock You Out" has the producers stepping outside of their festival banger norm to deliver an infectious melody featuring uplifting progressive house elements and extra smooth vocals. Stream the song in full below and pick up your copy via Bingo Player label Hysteria Records.
Babou Nicolai Nelson Lowe (born 7 December 1994) better known by his mononym Babou is a Danish singer of mixed Danish-Gambian origin. He came third in Danish X Factor in 2011. He has released one album and his single "Supernova" has charted in Denmark, becoming the theme song for season 10 of the Danish version of the reality television series Paradise Hotel.
It’s straight up nasty over here on the East Coast. It’s cold, wet, and the exact opposite of however you personally define “good.” Lucky for us, we have in our possession a new video from production duo, JUUN. For their DJBooth debut, When It’s Alright, the German DJs/producers grab UK sensation Sam Smith to create a Dance/Pop crossover record that will surely match your IDGAF mentality this summer. You know, when the season does eventually change over. So instead of worrying about the pile of paperwork on your desk and getting home sopping wet from the rain, step into a musical paradise with some new friends and simply press PLAY. If you enjoy yourself, remember to mark June 17, on your calender, which is the date Smith will unleash his formal debut, In The Lonely Hour.
'Tonight (We Live Forever)' veers away from the well-trodden path of shot-downing and clubbing to the equally exhausted vein of love. "I have the best time every time you're by my side/ 'Cause we're living for tonight," they sing with just the right amount of "woahs" and an uplifting "It's all good" refrain. Union J may be upping their game by taking on songwriting duties for their new album, but their decision to play it safe ultimately stops their lead track from progressing little beyond the realm of 'party time' throwaway.
He became a chart sensation with his second single 'Too Close' from debut album 'The Lateness of the Hour', but Alex Clare seems to have toned the dance vibe down a bit since then and proves it by unveiling his new single 'War Rages On', ahead of the release of album two 'Three Hearts'. That dubstep vibe that made 'Too Close' such an addictive track has been completely omitted in favour of a more raw sound. 'War Rages On' maintains the carefully layered, polished composition, opening with clunky piano before those charismatic vocals kick in with immediate strength and the rapid pulse of a drum goes berzerk over the uplifting sonorous echoes.
"Ive got the feeling that I’m gonna keep you up all night,” growls Tom Meighan ominously on ‘Eez-Eh’, the first track to be taken from their fifth album, ’48:13’. Is Kasabian’s comeback track an ode to getting busy? Or, with its bundle through nightmarish fairground sounds via Madness’ ‘House of Fun’, an attempt to unsettle and challenge everything you think you know about the Leicester band.
Farruko and Sean Paul call up Wisin for the remix of “Passion Whine”, a slow tempoed latin-tropical track great for dancing closely. Not much changed besides the addition of Wisin, which isn’t a bad featuring. Wisin’s borderline screaming style is counteracted well by his soft singing portion which saves the remix from killing the original feel of the song. Overall, the remix of “Passion Whine” would be a great addition to anyone’s music library especially for those summer sunset one on one dances.
It's no surprise she caught the attention of super-producers Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco for new single 'Tough Love', even if the real shock was they were originally masquerading as Japanese teen newcomers BenZel. But if you thought Jessie would let high-profile collaborators dilute her sound, you shouldn't be so naive. "In the middle of the night all I think about is you," she coos over fluttering riffs and ricocheting beats spacious enough to fall into, while castigating her beau's indecisiveness. Jessie is pushing a hard line on all fronts, but when it sounds this sublime, she has good reason to.
We had a feeling at the start of 2014 that Jess Glynne was going to be an artist to watch this year and she's more than delivered with new song 'Right Here'. Sounding like your new favourite summer song in 2014, 'Right Here' is driven by an infectious vocal and bassline.
Ed Sheeran has released his new single, "Don't." Co-produced by Rick Rubin and Benny Blanco, it is an intense, personal song about a girl who has cheated on him in the past. When Sheeran debuted the song on Saturday Night Live earlier this year, some speculated that the subject of "Don't" is singer Ellie Goulding. "But me and her we make money the same way/Four cities, two planes the same day," Sheeran sings over the somber keys. "Don't" appears on his upcoming sophomore album, x, due out June 23. More songs are on the way, as soon as next week according to Sheeran.
Lilly Wood and the Prick (stylised as Lilly Wood & the Prick) is a French alternative, pop and folk duo composed of Nili Hadida and Benjamin Cotto. They are best known for their 2014 single "Prayer in C" which was remixed by Robin Schulz, the song has topped the charts in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Netherlands and Belgium.
Beginning with the auto-tuned, insistently repeated line "Hangover," it launches immediately into the chorus and then we hear the frenetic melody of Jason Derulo-inspired horns. The first minute is almost perfect and in English, no less. But then it gets somewhat cringeworthy. The song itself is largely half-sung, half-rapped by Snoop Dogg. Not being a particular fan of Snoop Dogg, I wouldn't have minded so much if it were more of a collaboration, but it almost feels like the song is Snoop Dogg featuring Psy. Not something I would have expected.
Austin Mahone, 18, released “All I Ever Need” from his album The Secret on May 13, and the music video has finally been released! Diehard Mahomies will love Austin’s newest offering, which places the focus on the fans that brought him to where he is today. Austin Mahone’s New Music Video ‘All I Ever Need’ Released May 22.
Charli XCX has shared the video for "Boom Clap", her contribution to the Fault In Our Stars soundtrack (which will also feature music from Lykke Li). The clip follows the singer as she wanders around Amsterdam, interspersed with cartoonish scenes and snippets from the film. Check it out below, via MTV.
'One More Day (Stay with Me)' will be released on June 22.The latest single is from the singer's forthcoming album Live Life Living, which will be released on June 30.The album will be available in both standard and deluxe format, with the latter including four bonus tracks as well as a remix CD.Example recently headlined the In New Music We Trust stage at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow.
Although he was just named one of the twelve artists in this year's XXL freshman class, the latest track from Vic Mensa can barely be considered a rap song. The Chicago rapper makes great use of his nimble mercury-slicked flow on "Down on My Luck", removing the spaces between words so that they tumble into each other like dominoes, but with its soft neon fog and translucent chords, the song could've slotted onto the back half of Settle—last year's breakout debut from Disclosure—without raising any eyebrows.
"Your Love" is a song recorded by American singer Nicole Scherzinger for her upcoming second studio album (2014). It was written and produced by Terius "The-Dream" Nash and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart with additional production was provided by Bart Schoudel. The song was released on May 30, 2014 by RCA Records as the lead single from the album.
This memorial track for charity campaigner Stephen Sutton has gained lots of traction this week, storming into the iTunes charts and currently sits at number five in the mid-week chart. Forgetting the great cause it’s for for a moment, this is a very raw, basically produced number that you will either love or find awkward to listen to. The vocals sound quiet in the mix compared to the instrumental, and there’s a feel of a quick, live recording to it.
On his last single, Wild Wild Love, Pitbull injected a little folk-rock into his dancefloor-ready sound. While it didn’t reach the stature of his biggest hits, the experiment was enough of a success for the hip-pop hitmaker to take a similarly eclectic approach on his latest release, a single recorded to promote Brazil’s upcoming World Cup. We Are One (Ole Ola), is an ode to international unity with an quirky, adrenaline-pumping vibe. The unknown producer’s instrumental pinballs between a verse driven by clean guitar strums and whistling, and a blistering, woodwind-laced chorus (complete with stadium-ready “ole ola” chants). Fellow Latin-pop giant Jennifer Lopez urges listeners to shout along in her vibrant middle verse, and Brazilian pop phenom Claudia Leitte busts out a little Portuguese on the back end. One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to hit record stores and online retailers May 9. Fans are also encouraged to check out Janelle Monae‘s cover of David Bowie’s Heroes, not featured on the LP but also associated with the World Cup.
Konnen wir uns bitte mal kurz die Zeit nehmen fur dieses visuelle Prachtstuck, Szene fur Szene genie?en und uns daruber unterhalten, was die EASYdoesit Crew aus Kreuzberg wieder fur ein wunderschones Werk abgeliefert hat? Das Musikvideo zur sommerlichen Single “Prayer in C” vom franzosischen Alternative-Pop Duo Lilly Wood & The Prick im Robin Schulz Remix zeigt uns die Einzigartigkeit, Schonheit und Ausgelassenheit unseres geliebten Berliner Kiezes – komprimiert auf knapp uber 3 Minuten Asthetik.
“My Type” starts with a single horn, without much force. But force surfaces very quickly, because the rest of the horn section jumps in. Then, percussion and guitar add to the sound. During the song, the horns and the band choir jump in and out. And a piano is used effectively starting at the 2:10 mark. There’s a lot going on, but the song never becomes “too busy.”