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Jennifer Truesdale

Boston based singer-songwriter Jennifer Truesdale returns to center stage with her new CD “Through The Circle”. Written and arranged by Jennifer and co-produced with David Minehan at Boston’s famed Woolly Mammoth Sound, Through The Circle is “a masterpiece of soulful and bluesy storytelling that embraces each listener into the thoughtful lyrics and brings them along on a feel-good journey.”

Moving seamlessly from blues, to soulful R&B, to jazz and gospel inspired melodies, Through The Circle speaks of love, loss, longing, laughter and the beautiful journey that is life. The first single, “I Need You Tonight”, is a sassy blues romp that is garnering attention from radio and press alike. From her belting vocals to the jazz-laden horns that support them, the truly bluesy lyrics make for a fine juxtaposition in a story of lingering love from a songwriters perspective – “I said I wouldn’t be lonely if you said goodbye // Looked out the window, watched you walk away, told myself I wasn’t gonna cry // I sat down to write a symphony but it didn’t turn out right // And oh I just need you, I need you tonight”. Other powerful tunes include the gospel inspired “We Will Not Be Forgotten”, sure to be the new anthem for 2019 with inspiring and empowering lyrics that will have you singing them over and over again.

Jennifer is joined on the album by an incredible cast of Boston A-list musicians, many faculty members and alumni of Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music and the Boston Symphony Orchestra including: Joe Musella, Marty Ballou, Bill D’Agostino, John Mulroy, Tom West, Hiro Tokushige, Ririka Tokushige, Angel Subero, Joe Santerre, John Grant, Lydia Harrell and Kit Holiday.

“Jennifer Truesdale reflects true artistry on “Through The Circle”….a towering vocal talent…Influences from Billie Holiday to Etta James come to mind..” – Billy Copeland Music News

In addition to 8 original songs, Through The Circle contains stunning arrangements of the John Fogerty classic “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” and Stephen Stills’ “Love The One You’re With”. Showcasing a powerhouse rhythm section, stellar horn section and soaring vocal arrangements.

An alumnus of Berklee College of Music and actively performing member of Boston’s thriving music scene, Jennifer Truesdale artfully blends Blues, Soul, Jazz, R&B and Pop with thought-provoking lyrics to create a sound that is both powerful and deeply personal. Her songs – as a solo artist and as a member of the band The Ultrasonics – have aired on major network television shows including: Hawaii 5-0, Soul Food, All My Children, One Life To Live, The Young and The Restless and Melrose Place. The Boston-area Director of the long-running showcase series Chick Singer Night, (est. 1988) Jennifer works tirelessly to showcase and promote emerging artists and give back to the community from which she came. Jennifer lives near Boston with her husband of 21 years and their 14 year old son.

Upcoming Performances:

Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:30PM @ Concord’s Colonial Inn, Concord, MA

Thursday, May 30th, 8:00PM @ Town Tavern, Arlington, MA

Sunday, June 2nd, 4:00PM @ Caffe Sorrento, Milford, MA

Saturday, June 8th, 2:00PM @ Arlington PorchFest, Arlington, MA

Wednesday, June 12th, 7:30PM @ Concord’s Colonial Inn, Concord, MA

Thursday, June 27th, 6:30PM @ Condon Shell Summer Concert, Medford, MA

Sunday, June 30th, 4:00PM @ Caffe Sorrento, Milford, MA

Now, as “Through The Circle” continues to garner praise from fans and critics alike, there’s sure to be plenty more upcoming chances to catch her performing its tracks along with tons more LIVE in the coming Spring and Summer months!

Check Out Jennifer Truesdale’s “Through The Circle” via Spotify

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For More Information About Jennifer Truesdale, VISIT:

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Ashlee Keating Drops Bad Mistake

Pop singer Ashlee Keating drops new single “Bad Mistake.” The single is Ashlee’s follow up to her chart-topping dance record “Hurt Me So Good”, which peeked at #8 on the Billboard Dance Club Charts. “Bad Mistake” is an empowering up-tempo pop song with an urban melodic vibe that shows off Ashlee’s powerhouse vocals; It’s full of attitude, strength, and swag.

“Bad Mistake is me at my most authentic & vulnerable. The lyrics I wrote were inspired by a real relationship in my life turned bad, but then taking the positive, I became better and stronger from it by not letting a relationship ruin me. Eventually, the other person realized what they lost, now I’m his “Bad Mistake”, stated Ashlee.

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A Billboard chart sensation, dancer, songwriter, and actress, Ashlee Keating is a true multifaceted talent. A southern New Jersey native, she records and performs with some of the biggest names in the business. After opening for Demi Lovato, Keke Palmer, and others, she now headlines her own shows across the USA. Ashlee has worked with some of the industry’s best, including Grammy nominated Sean Douglas; the multi platinum songwriter and producer has created hits for Demi Lovato, Bebe Rexha, Fifth Harmony, Madonna, and Christina Aquilera. Ashlee’s most recent single “Hurt Me So Good” skyrocketed up the Billboard Dance Charts debuting in December 2018 as the #2 breakout single on billboard for the dance chart and by January 2019 broke the Top 10 peeking at #8. The single has already amassed over 1 million streams and over 300k views on YouTube.

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Drea Pizziconi premieres “Let Us Dance”

Musician/activist Drea Pizziconi will premiere her new global empowerment anthem “Let Us Dance” featuring Maimouna Youssef and The Dap-Kings Horns, with a live performance at the CAMFED 25 Gala honoring singer-songwriter, social activist and philanthropist Annie Lennox on May 9. The gala’s theme is Education Changes Everything.

“Let Us Dance,” which was written and produced by Pizziconi, with a rousing rap by Youssef, releases worldwide on May 10.  All 2019 profits from the track will support the Campaign For Female Education’s (CAMFED) work to educate girls in Africa.

“Education is a basic human right and there is no better investment in our world’s future, than the investment in a girl’s education,” says Pizziconi. “But the barrier for women to reach their potential remains high. I wrote this song for all the girls out there who won’t give up and want to tell the world ‘Get ready…we’re coming.’”

Youssef comments: “It’s time that we have an affirming women’s empowerment anthem that’s not reactionary, but powerfully proactive and fiercely feminine.”

Pizziconi is a multi-hyphenate: composer/ lyricist/ producer/director and serial social entrepreneur. She founded The Christie Company and subsequently Africa Integras, one of Africa’s largest education infrastructure development companies, dedicated to the empowerment and education of youth and especially girls.

She challenges standard convention by straddling the creative and financial sectors, trailblazing representation for women to support youth empowerment. A Gates scholar and graduate of Yale and Cambridge University, she has dedicated her life to expanding education access for youth around the world, ensuring she “pays forward” her own privileged educational experience.

The multi-faceted musician is an award-winning music director, producer and arranger, who is classically-trained as a vocalist and percussionist, having toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East as a recitalist and featured artist.

Her global exposure as a musician inspired her early social and entrepreneurial activism and reignited her storyteller musical roots. She felt compelled to write music that would give a voice to those without a platform, so these critical stories of survival would be told.

Pizziconi’s recent credits include co-writer and co-producer of “Running” (aka Refugee Song), featuring Grammy-Award winning artists Gregory Porter and Common, which Billboard named the top single to inspire hope and change in 2016.

She is also the co-founder of Compositions For A Cause, which has released several critically acclaimed records with trumpeter Keyon Harrold, including the protest anthem she wrote “Circus Show,” featuring Gary Clark, Jr.  Additionally, she executive produced and served as a collaborating producer and songwriter on Harrold’s 2017 Sony Legacy album “The Mugician.”

“Let Us Dance” is the first of several new singles Pizziconi will be releasing in the coming months in support of her social justice activism. Through this work she will continue to champion the right for women to speak up and share their stories of survival, beginning with her own.  Follow her on social media @dreapizziconi. For more information, please visit www.dreapizziconi.com

The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) is an international non-profit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change. CAMFED invests in girls and women in the poorest rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, where girls face acute disadvantage, and where their education has transformative potential.

 

Gryffin Announces Fall Tour

Los Angeles-based artist/producer Gryffin has announced a North American headlining tour for fall 2019. Kicking off on October 11 at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A., the 29-date Gravity II Tour will wrap up on December 3 at El Rey in Albuquerque.

Tickets for all Gravity II Tour dates go on sale this Thursday at https://gryffinofficial.com. See below for Gryffin’s full itinerary.

 

DATES FOR GRYFFIN’S GRAVITY II TOUR:

October 11 – Los Angeles, CA –  Shrine Auditorium

October 18 –  Avila Beach, CA –  Avila Beach

October 19 – San Jose, CA –  Event Center SJSU

October 22 – Boise, ID –  Knitting Factory

October 25 – Denver, CO –  Mission Ballroom

October 26 – Kansas City, MO – Truman

October 27 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown

October 29 – St. Louis, MO – Pop’s

October 30 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird

October 31 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak

November 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

November 2 – Cleveland, OH – Agora

November 5 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe

November 6 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

November 7 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

November 9 – Columbus, OH – Express Live

November 12 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva

November 13 – Richmond, VA – The National

November 14 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

November 15 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

November 16 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore

November 17 – Raleigh, NC – Ritz

November 19 – Greenville, SC – Firmament

November 20 – Charleston, SC – The Senate

November 21 – Tallahassee, FL – Moon Theatre

November 22 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live

November 23 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Live

November 26 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theatre

 

Having recently completed The Gravity Tour — his biggest North American headlining run yet, in which he sold out the 5,000-capacity Brooklyn Mirage in New York more than three months in advance — Gryffin is also gearing up for a number of major festival dates this spring and summer. See below for those additional tour dates.

 

GRYFFIN SPRING + SUMMER TOUR DATES:

May 25 – My Life Everyday USA @ San Diego, CA

May 27 – Maya Day + Nightclub @ Scottsdale, AZ

May 31 – OMNIA SD @ San Diego, CA

June 21 – Camp Nowhere @ Houston, TX

June 22 – Camp Nowhere @ Dallas, TX

June 23 – Camp Nowhere @ Austin, TX

June 25 – Omnia @ Las Vegas, NV

June 28-30 – BOMFEST! @ Edmonton, CA

July 3 – Time Nightclub @ Costa Mesa, CA

July 12 – Hakkasan Las Vegas @ Las Vegas, NV

July 25 – Hakkasan Las Vegas @ Las Vegas, NV

August 3-4 – Veld Music Festival @ Toronto, CA

August 3 – Lollapalooza @ Chicago, IL

August 10 – 11 – Moonrise Festival @ Baltimore, MD

August 16 – Brooklyn Mirage @ Brooklyn, NY

August 17 – Boat Cruise Summer Series @ Boston, MA

August 18 – Summer of Sound @ Winnipeg, CA

August 31 – EDC Korea @ Seoul, South Korea

 

In the midst of his jam-packed touring schedule, Gryffin is finishing up his highly anticipated debut album Gravity (due out later this year via Darkroom/Geffen Records). Over the past two months, he’s shared the first two singles from Gravity: “All You Need to Know” with SLANDER ft. Calle Lehmann (a #12 hit on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic chart) and “Hurt People” with Aloe Blacc (a just-released track written by Bastille frontman Dan Smith). During Gryffin’s much-buzzed-about set at Coachella Weekend 2, Blacc joined his collaborator onstage for a glorious debut performance of “Hurt People.”

 

Listen to “Hurt People” with Aloe Blacc HERE.

More on Gryffin:

Born Dan Griffith, Gryffin got his start in music as a classically trained pianist and guitarist and also played in several bands. After receiving an electrical engineering degree from the University of Southern California, he pursued a path in music production, drawing equally from his carefully honed musicality and edgy ingenuity. Gryffin made his breakthrough in 2016 with two singles showcasing his melodic take on dance music: “Heading Home” ft. Josef Salvat (which shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts) and the Bipolar Sunshine collaboration “Whole Heart.” In addition, his 2017 smash single “Feel Good” — with Illenium and featuring Daya — peaked at #18 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. Gryffin’s recent triumphs include “Tie Me Down” ft. Elley Duhé (an August release that hit #2 on the Spotify US Viral Chart and #9 on the Global Viral Chart, with over 80 million streams to date) and “Remember” ft. Zohara (a November release that garnered 6.5 million streams in its first few weeks and earned support from Tiesto, who featured the track on an Instagram story).

 

For more information on Gryffin:

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Contact for Gryffin:

Rebecca Marlis
Rebecca.marlis@umusic.com

SACHI shares new anthem featuring Roe

With over twenty-five million cumulative streams and a pair of gold plaques back home, rising New Zealand duo SACHI share a brand new single entitled “Sparking My Fire” [feat. ROE]today.

Get it HERE via Casablanca Records.

Once again, the twosome ignites a fresh flame for electronic dance music. Weaving together live choir, strings, and a horn section, they craft a warm and wondrous sonic background that builds towards a shimmering climax. Over this soundscape, Los Angeles songstress ROE carries heavenly and hypnotic verses towards an anthemic refrain, “You’re sparking my fire.

Most importantly, the single lights the fuse for the group’s upcoming EP—due out July 27, 2019. Be on the lookout for more music and big news from SACHI very soon.

Smashing boundaries between electro, pop, and house, SACHI harness unabashed, unfiltered, and undeniable energy in their music. By 2019, they notched over 25 million cumulative streams and earned two gold singles back in their native New Zealand—“No More” and “Shelter.” Recently, “Hollywood Angel” [feat. E^ST]and “Worst Behaviour” [feat. Sam DeRosa] ignited excitement for the arrival of new music this year.

MALUMA Releases 11:11 Album

 

Today the global Latin music idol, MALUMA, releases his highly anticipated fourth album 11:11, alongside the music video for his new single ‘11PM’. 

The album, which includes collaborations with Madonna, Ricky Martin, Ozuna, Nicky Jam, Ty Dolla $ign, Zion y Lennox, Sech, Chencho and Farina drops one year after the release of F.A.M.E (May 18, 2018) which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Latin Albums chart  and earned Maluma a Latin GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album.

11:11 is a direct signal from our guides, angels and teachers to establish a moment of connection, synchronicity and awareness with ourselves, with the whole. It is a wake-up call, a door to meditate, to listen to our intuition, to look into our interior, time to stop and feel the subtle energies of the universe, it’s a call from our essence, a reminder of our true purpose on earth, it is a call to trust,” says MALUMA about the inspiration for the name of this album and tour.

The muse for 11:11 came to MALUMA earlier this year after a knee surgery that forced him to take time off from performing and touring. Instead of resting as he had planned, he worked non-stop alongside producer and composer Edgar Barrera with whom he also collaborated on F.A.M.E., and the result is an album that reflects the evolution of Juan Luis Londoño as an artist, with a body of music that is positive, fun and empowering.

11:11 Track Listing:
1. 11 PM
2. HP
3. No Se Me Quita featuring Ricky Martin
4. Dispuesto featuring Ozuna
5. No Puedo Olvidarte featuring Nicky Jam
6. Me Enamoré de Tí
7. Extrañándote featuring Zion y Lennox
8. Shhh (Calla)
9. Dinero Tiene Cualquiera
10. Soltera featuring Madonna
11. Te Quiero
12. Instinto Natural featuring Sech
13. Tu Vecina featuring Ty Dolla $ign
14. La Flaca featuring Chencho
15. Puesto Pa Ti featuring Farina
16. Déjale Saber

Recently, MALUMA, who has been selling out concerts throughout the world, announced his return to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with the North American leg of his2019 MALUMA 11:11 WORLD TOUR, which kicks off on 6th Septemberin San Diego, California and will make stops in more than 21 cities including venues such as the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Madison Square Garden in New York and two nights at The Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale via www.ticketmaster.comwww.axs.com (select venues only), www.altitudetickets.com (Denver, CO) and   www.ticketpop.com (Puerto Rico).

ABOUT MALUMA:

At only twenty-five years old, MALUMA is widely considered one of the leading voices in Latin music and a bona fide global youth idol. Born Juan Luis Londoño in Medellin, Colombia, he formulated his artistic moniker MALUMA from the first two letters of the names of his mother, father and sister.

The 2018 Latin GRAMMY award winner for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (for F.A.M.E.) is one of social media’s most popular artists with over 23 million Facebook fans, 5.8 million Twitter followers, and 42 million Instagram followers (making him the leading Latin male artist on Instagram). His official YouTube/VEVO channel has garnered over 9 billion views and has more than 20 million subscribers, having earned him a YouTube Diamond Play Button Award.

With his MALUMA World Tour he has achieved unparalleled success, having sold over one million tickets in 105 worldwide concerts in 2017 alone and becoming the top concert-selling Latin artist in the world. In 2018, he broke records achieving full houses in all of his shows throughout the United States and Europe with his F.A.M.E. World Tour selling out the Madison Square Garden arena (New York), the American Airlines Arena (Miami) and two The Forums (Los Angeles), among others.

In 2015 he released Pretty Boy Dirty Boy under the Sony Music US Latin label which debuted at #1. In his first year and a half in the U.S. market Maluma garnered five #1 songs on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart. His third studio album F.A.M.E. also debuted at #1 reaching 6X Platinum in the United States and 2X Platinum in México in its very first week out. MALUMA is the youngest artist to simultaneously hold both the #1 and #2 spots on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart (with “Sin Contrato” and “Chantaje”) and only the sixth act to ever achieve the feat. To date MALUMA has had twelve #1 songs according to Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart.
 
MALUMA’s 11:11 links:
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Spotify: 
http://smarturl.it/Maluma1111/spotify
Amazon Music: 
http://smarturl.it/Maluma1111/az
iTunes: 
http://smarturl.it/Maluma1111/itunes
Google Play: 
http://smarturl.it/Maluma1111/googleplay 

Watch the video for 11 PM here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBaSizQyC5g

 

To connect with MALUMA, visit: 

Instagram: maluma

Facebook: MALUMA

Twitter: MALUMA

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MalumaVEVO

Official website: http://www.malumamusik.com

Snapchat: malumaworld

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LIL NAS X : “OLD TOWN ROAD” VIDEO

LIL NAS X PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “OLD TOWN ROAD” (FEAT. BILLY RAY CYRUS) [REMIX]

FEATURES CAMEOS FROM CHRIS ROCK, VINCE STAPLES, RICO NASTY, DIPLO, HA HA DAVIS, JOZZY & “OLD TOWN ROAD” BEAT CREATOR YOUNGKI

Record-shattering artist Lil Nas X has premiered the highly-anticipated video for his global smash hit “Old Town Road” remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. The video was directed by Calmatic and features cameos from Chris Rock, Vince Staples, Rico Nasty, Diplo, Ha Ha Davis, Jozzy and “Old Town Road” beat creator YoungKio. Watch Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus as western outlaws on a wild time-traveling adventure. Moving from the 1800s to modern day, their journey is a rootin’ tootin’ haze of horses, gun smoke and dance moves that set the old town road ablaze.

Flipping the industry upside down, disrupting the charts, and raising the bar for genre-less culture, “Old Town Road” continues its reign at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the sixth week in a row. The song was the No. 1 greatest airplay gainer on the Mediabase rhythm and urban airplay charts this week, notching over 99 million in total radio audience. Together with the Billy Ray Cyrus and Diplo remixes, “Old Town Road” has accumulated over 1 billion worldwide streams to date and has sold over 4 Million combined units in the US alone.

Be sure to follow Cyrus on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.  For more information on Billy Ray Cyrus and his upcoming projects, visit BillyRayCyrus.com.

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About Billy Ray Cyrus:

Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley. Cyrus will release his new studio album, The SnakeDoctor Circus, via BMG May 24.

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DJ Scandalous

In an age where boundaries and barriers increasingly divide us, DJ Scandalous is an artist whose diverse musical influences inspire and bring us together. As he likes to explain it, “I’m a fan of all genres, but a prisoner of no single one.” His following around the world attests to his Pop Without Limits tapestry that includes Hip Hop, R&B, EDM, and Pop, infused with subtle classical influences – from rock to the great international masters. Expect a musical journey where each track is an opportunity to explore our hearts and minds, uniting us and inspiring us, with a heart-to-heart conversation reminding us how art tears down barriers and rejects limits. His Pop without Limits approach shines ever-brighter in his latest track Move On, a song defying labels and refusing to be pigeon-holed.

Born and raised in Chicago, his family’s musical heritage shaped his musical journey at an early age. For over a decade he’s honed his craft writing, producing, and promoting the work of both independent and major artists in Europe and United States worldwide, Stevie Wonder and Raynard Miner, Cyndi Lauper, Matt Houston (Sony Music France), Fabrice Sioul (Sony Music UK), the LOX, Trina and Red Cafe to name a few.  Always pushing limits at each stop along the way, creating his own unique style that honors the best of our musical past and incorporates today’s innovation, with a creative vision of great musical discovery yet to come. Today, the Windy City is home, but the musical art of DJ Scandalous is a track-by-track journey of discovery where a unique heart-to-heart musical conversation awaits each of us, everywhere, as part of the soundtracks of our lives.

ANANYA BIRLA

Ananya Birla has released her much-anticipated debut EP ‘Fingerprint’ via UMG and Island Records UK. Just in time for summer, the four-song set boasts an ebullient blend of pop, electro and R&B, showcasing Ananya’s upbeat sound and dynamic vocals. The EP release marks the culmination of a ground-breaking 12 months for Ananya, in which the 24 year old has firmly established herself as one of the most striking artists on the international pop scene. Since her debut single in 2016, the multi-platinum singer-songwriter has leapt from low-key gigs around London to hitting over 160m streams, performing at some of Asia’s biggest music festivals like Global Citizen and Sunburn, and featuring on major playlists around the world including Apple’s Best of 2018.

Fingerprint contains recent hit single ‘Blackout’, which features two of Nigeria’s biggest music stars Vector and Wurld, as well as ‘All Night Long’, ‘Disappear’ and the anthemic ‘Love Suicide’. Recorded over a 12-month period in London, Los Angeles and Mumbai, Ananya teamed up with some of the hottest production and writing talent on the scene, including hitmaker DJ Buddha (Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Afrojack), pop guru Nick Atkinson (Lewis Capaldi, Little Mix), Empire State of Mind writer Angela Hunte, Edd Holloway (Gabrielle Aplin, Dean Lewis) and long-time collaborator Grammy-nominated Mood Melodies.

contains recent hit single ‘Blackout’, which features two of Nigeria’s biggest music stars Vector and Wurld, as well as ‘All Night Long’, ‘Disappear’ and the anthemic ‘Love Suicide’. Recorded over a 12-month period in London, Los Angeles and Mumbai, Ananya teamed up with some of the hottest production and writing talent on the scene, including hitmaker DJ Buddha (Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Afrojack), pop guru Nick Atkinson (Lewis Capaldi, Little Mix), Empire State of Mind writer Angela Hunte, Edd Holloway (Gabrielle Aplin, Dean Lewis) and long-time collaborator Grammy-nominated Mood Melodies.

Speaking on the deeply personal collection of songs, Ananya commented “It’s called Fingerprint because it is really authentic to me and my own experiences.

It’s mostly about love – the beautiful bits and the challenges too. Each song explores love from a different perspective; the diversity of emotions that we experience in relationships, in good times and bad.”

Ananya has already made waves in India and last year became the first homegrown artist to go platinum with an English language track. Taking full advantage of globalising music trends, Ananya, who was recently listed as one of GQ’s Most Influential Young Indians and a Forbes Woman to Watch, has a number of exciting projects lined up including a collaboration with Jamaican star Sean Kingston and live performances in the UK and US to be announced soon.

Track listing

Blackout

All Night Long

Love Suicide

Disappear
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Of Monsters and Men Perform Television Debut of “Alligator”

Multiplatinum Icelandic quintet OF MONSTERS AND MEN performed their return single Alligator” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch HERE.

The performance follows the announcement of their North American fall FEVER DREAM Tour in support of their new album FEVER DREAM out July 26th.  Every online ticket purchased comes with one (1) CD of Of Monsters and Men’s new album, FEVER DREAM. Ticket purchasers will receive an email with additional instructions on how to redeem the album. US/Canadian residents only. One (1) CD per ticket. Not valid for Fan to Fan Resale.

OF MONSTERS AND MEN went from the talk of Iceland to the top of the global conversation on their 2011 debut, My Head Is An Animal. Not only did the record go platinum, but it also produced an international smash in the form of “Little Talks. The breakthrough single earned a quintuple-platinum certification from the RIAA, made history as “the first song by an Icelandic band to cross 1 billion streams on Spotify, and landed the band performance on Saturday Night Live. The group appeared on official soundtracks for franchises such asThe Hunger GamesThe Walking Dead, and Beat Bugs, to name a few.

In addition to performing at festivals such as CoachellaLollapaloozaFirefly, and beyond, they supported Florence + the Machine on a high-profile arena tour. In the midst of this rapid rise, 2015’s Beneath The Skin bowed in the Top 3 of the Billboard Top 200 and the band starred in an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones in the same year.

Pre-order FEVER DREAM here and check out tickets here.

Check out tour dates here

**album bundle not included