Posts tagged with "Jools Holland"

“Murmurations”

Ben Howard’s new song, “Murmurations,” as well as his music video for the lead single, “Nica Libres At Dusk,” is out now—listen to the song HERE and watch the video HERE. The new music appears on Howard’s highly anticipated new album, Noonday Dream, out June 1 on Republic Records. Howard filmed and directed the “Nica Libres At Dusk” video with Australian cinematographer Allan Wilson in the Atlas Mountains.

The new music has begun to receive widespread critical praise—The Independent proclaims, “‘A Boat To An Island On The Wall’ is a sprawling, mesmerizing track that shifts restlessly, rocking back and forth like that small boat on the waves, with the familiar sound of Howard’s low, gruff vocals,” while Paste adds, “This seven-minute single [‘A Boat To An Island On The Wall’] features Howard harmonizing with himself, as ambient chords slowly ease the quiet song into a grungy guitar riff.” NYLON furthers, “Press play and let this cinematic gem wash over you.” Additionally, you can watch Howard’s performances of “Towing The Line” and “Nica Libres At Dusk” on “Later… with Jools Holland” HERE and HERE.

Howard will return stateside this fall confirming a run of headlining North American dates, which include stops at legendary venues such as Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, Denver’s Red Rocks AmphitheatreLos Angeles’ Shrine AuditoriumNew York’s Hammerstein BallroomMontreal’s Bell Centre as well as DC’s new venue Anthem. Fans can purchase tickets at http://benhowardmusic.co.uk/live. See below for complete tour details.

Noonday Dream was written and produced by Howard, with production contributions from regular collaborator and band-mate Mickey Smith. The album was recorded over the course of two years in various studios throughout Europe, including the legendary Sawmills Studio as well as locations in southwest France. The new recording continues to highlight Howard’s sonic evolution with unpredictable and textured arrangements and rich, emotive songwriting.

Howard’s debut album Every Kingdom was released in October 2011. The album sold more than one million copies globally, receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and winning him two Brit Awards in 2012 for “British Breakthrough” and “British Solo Male Artist.” The follow up, I Forget Where We Were, which was released in 2014 was met with similar critical and commercial acclaim—the album earned an Ivor Novello Award nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, and charted #1 in the U.K. Howard’s music has amassed well over half a billion streams to date.

Remember ft. Jacob Banks

Today sees Seinabo Sey release the video for Remember ft. Jacob Banks LINK HERE.

The video was directed by Sheila Johansson and NewLand and premiered on Dazed. Speaking to Dazed about the song, Seinabo explains, It’s about wanting to be remembered for all of the good things, and hoping that you can walk out of a relationship whether it be with myself in time, or with a person feeling a sense of freedom. After writing the song herself, Seinabo teamed up with friend and fellow artist Jacob Banks, who transformed the track into a love song.

Seinabo recently announced her new single, I Owe You Nothing and accompanying b-side Remember ft. Jacob Banks. Both are now available to buy and stream on all platforms via Virgin Records. This announcement marked Seinabo’s first new music in over two years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Pretend in 2015.

Listen to/Share I Owe You Nothing and Remember HERE

The new music sees Seinabo crafting songs revolving around the issues about which she has been vocal on social media and in her enchanting live performances: womanhood and feminism, identity, body positivity and an adherence to loving yourself.

Pushing her art to the next level, Seinabo has taken much of the creative direction for the new record into her own hands, spending the past few months in Gambia (her father’s home country) to film music videos and shoot a plethora of breathtaking new images which encompass her new direction. In the I Owe You Nothing video, Seinabo blends the rich, bright colours of local fabrics with confidence that is evident throughout, she explains I figured it’s time I stand up for myself and this is my best way of doing that.

Seinabo rose to critical acclaim in 2015 following the release of two EPs and her debut album Pretend, which TIME magazine called One of the Year’s Best Debut Albums and SPIN named one of the Best Albums of 2015. Certified Gold in Sweden, Pretend earned her a 2015 Swedish Grammy Award for Best Newcomer and Best Pop award the following year.

The boundary-blurring artist has topped the Hype Machine chart five times and racked up more than 400 million  global Spotify streams to date, including at least 250 million for the album’s lead single, Younger. Kygo’s remix of Younger climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. Seinabo spent three years touring the globe in support of the album, stunning audiences with her expressive, soulful voice. She has played festivals such as Way Out West, Glastonbury and Roskilde. Her television performances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Later with Jools Holland.

Seinabo will be releasing more music this year and will perform at Stockholm’s 12,000-capacity Globe Arena on Friday, October 5.

Stefflon Don – Hurtin’ Me (ft. French Montana) out NOW!

The track is the first official single from Steff’s Universal Music imprint V-VI Recordsand also serves as her first release under new US label Quality Control.

In the space of six short months, the BBC Sound Poll nominee has continued to defy all expectations, easily becoming one of the UK’s most exciting new stars. With over 30 million plays for ‘Real Ting’, and a magnetic performance of ‘Sixteen Shots’ on Jools HollandStefflon Don has continued to buck all convention, seamlessly able to flip between gritty, grime-based bars and Jamaican patois-tinged vocals.

The new single shows off the latter with Stefflon Don trading silky smooth vocals against French Montana’s decisive flow. Produced by Rymez (Wiley, Jeremih, Lil Yachty, Sean Paul), the track is the perfect reflection of her multi-cultural background and influences from her upbringing in Jamaica, London & Holland.

Stefflon Don released her debut mixtape ‘Real Ting’ in November, instantly winning nominations for the BBC Sound of 2017, NME Top 100, i-D Class of 2017 as well as coming second in MTV’s annual Brand NewSix months later and the excitement around Stefflon Don has continued to build with recent collaborations including the likes of Raye, Giggs, Charli XCXLil Yachty and the international success of her recent Demi Lovato, Jax Jones collaboraton ‘Instruction’. With A-List support from the likes of BBC Radio and 1xtra, supports for Migos and Pusha T as well as breakout shows at Wireless Festival & The Great Escape, The Guardian says Stefflon Don is set to become this year’s most exciting artist and the latest British voice to resonant across the globe.

You can find Stefflon Don online here:

STEFFLON DON announces BRAND NEW SINGLE + ‘Hurtin’ Me’ feat. French Montana 

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The rise of Stefflon Don represents a sea of change in British rap” – The Guardian

 “Armed with lyrical wit, aggression and star quality.” – XXL


August 10, 2017 – (Hollywood, CA) – After the incredible, break-out success of her critically-acclaimed debut mixtape ‘Real Ting’, STEFFLON DON today announces her first official single ‘Hurtin’ Me‘, featuring French Montana. The track is the first official single from Stefflon Don’s imprint V-VI Records and also serves as her first release under new US label Quality Control. ‘Hurtin’ Me’ is available on all streaming platforms here

In the space of six short months, the BBC Sound Poll nominee has continued to defy all expectations, easily becoming one of the UK’s most exciting new stars. With over 6 million plays on Spotify alone for ‘Real Ting’, and a magnetic performance of ‘Sixteen Shots’ on Jools Holland, Stefflon Don has continued to buck all convention, seamlessly able to flip between gritty, grime-based bars and Jamaican patois-tinged vocals.

The new single shows off the latter with Stefflon Don trading silky smooth vocals against French Montana’s decisive flow. Produced by Rymez (Wiley, Jeremih, Lil Yachty, Sean Paul), the track is the perfect reflection of her multi-cultural background and influences from her upbringing in Jamaica, London & Holland and is set to become this summer’s biggest dancehall anthem. 

Stefflon Don released her debut mixtape ‘Real Ting’ in November, instantly winning nominations for the BBC Sound of 2017, NME Top 100, i-D Class of 2017 as well as coming second in MTV’s annual Brand New. Six months later and the excitement around Stefflon Don has continued to build with recent collaborations including the likes of Raye, Giggs, Charli XCX, Lil Yachty and the international success of her recent Demi Lovato Jax Jones collaboraton ‘Instruction’. With A-List support from the likes of BBC Radio and 1xtra, supports for Migos and Pusha T as well as breakout shows at Wireless Festival & The Great Escape, Stefflon Don is set to become this year’s most exciting artist and the latest British voice to resonant across the globe.

You can find Stefflon Don online here:

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