Posts tagged with "New Album"

Jonas Brothers Release Happiness Begins

After building overwhelming anticipation and delivering a number one hit single, GRAMMY® nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio–Jonas Brothers—release their highly anticipated fifth full-length album, Happiness Begins, today.

Get it HERE via Republic Records.

Happiness Begins marks the return of Jonas Brothers following a six-year hiatus. Inspired by events captured in their newly released documentary Chasing Happinessavailable now exclusively via Amazon Prime Videothe album features the band’s history-making comeback single, “Sucker.

Upon release, “Sucker” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking the first #1 for the band and the first #1 debut from a group this century. Recently ranked #1 on Billboard’s critic’s picks list of the “50 Best Songs of 2019,” it has become a song of the summer anthem, rapidly ascending to #1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart for the last 7 weeks – the most for any song this year – with the band’s follow up single “Cool” climbing closely behind.

Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter, producer, and lead singer of the multi-platinum band OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder, with additional production from Shellback on “Only Human” and Greg Kurstin on “I Believe” and “Every Single Time, the music captures the band’s new sound and turns the page on a new Jonas Brothers era.

“For us this album is a culmination of the last ten years and our story as brothers. We are so excited this album is officially out! We can’t wait for you to finally hear it and to perform it in front of all our fans around the world! 

PS – We’ve been to the year 3000. Not much has changed but they live underwater.”

To celebrate the arrival of the record, Jonas Brothers launch a full-scale media blitz, which kicked off earlier this week with an appearance at Wango Tango, a profile on CBS Sunday Morning, and gracing Harper’s Bazaar’s first ever Men’s Bazaar cover. This morning, they celebrate the triumphant release with a performance for the Today Show Summer Concert Series. Next up, they take over NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 12 and co-host LIVE with Kelly and Ryan June 13, with more appearances to follow. Be sure to tune in!

In partnership with Amazon StudiosPhilymack, and Federal Films—a division of Republic Records— the group’s official documentary Chasing Happiness premiered to rave reviews this week, bringing fans together closer than ever.

Available exclusively via Amazon Prime Video, the documentary follows the band from their earliest days through stratospheric success, disbanding, and ultimately reuniting for the comeback we’ve all been waiting for.

After selling out shows for the North American leg of the Happiness Begins Tour with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw, the group recently announced European dates. The full itinerary can be found below.

As if that wasn’t enough, the band continues to satiate their fans with news of their upcoming memoir Blood, which is available for pre-order HERE now and will be released in November 2019.

With Jonas Brothers back, Happiness has begun.

 

Jonas Brothers “Happiness Begins Tour” 2019 Dates here.

Leven Kali releases “Leven Kali: Low Tide”

On May 10, 2019, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter/producer Leven Kali, released his album Leven Kali: Low Tide, on Palm Studios/Interscope records. The project includes Leven’s single “Do U Wrong” featuring Syd (The Internet) which has had over 20 million global streams and also received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, The New York Times, Billboard, i-D and more. Also featuring on the tracklist is  Leven’s latest single “Mad At U,” which was released last week and aired as Zane Lowe’s World First on his Apple Music Beats 1 show.  A video for the song directed by Grant Spanier and shot on 16mm film in Kauai, also dropped last week, watch it here.

In celebration of this year’s Valentine’s Day, “Sumwrong” was released is also featured on Leven’s new project. Produced by Leven, Digi (Khalid) and Rogét (Travis Scott, Miguel,) “Sumwrong” premiered on Jamz Supernova’s radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Leven Kali: Low Tide arrives on the heels of Leven’s December released 3 pack “I Get High When I Think About Us” which includes “Too High,” featuring fellow West Coast artists Buddy and Na’Kel Smith. Last year also saw Leven perform alongside Ms. Lauryn Hill, to a sold-out room at the Soulection Experience in LA, and at festivals across the country.

Leven Kali: Low Tide Tracklist:

  1. Welcome
  2. Mine
  3. Cassandra
  4. Ardnassac
  5. NunWrong
  6. My Pen
  7. Do U Wrong
  8. My Offer
  9. Mad At U
  10. 1 On 1
  11. Sumwrong

Check out Leven’s upcoming festival performances and headlining shows below:
6/1 – Roots Picnic – Philadelphia, PA
6/3 – Toybox – Toronto, ON
6/5 – Baby’s All Right – New York, NY
6/8 – Amalgam Shapes – Bristol, UK
6/11 – Hoxton Square – London, UK
6/15 – Smokin Grooves Festival – Long Beach, CA
7/5 – BRIC Fest – Brooklyn, NY
7/20 – Mad Decent Fest – Boston, MA
8/10 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
8/16 – Vortex Fest – Taos, NW

Follow Leven Kali on Instagram and Twitter
Listen To Leven Kali on soundcloud
Like Leven Kali on Facebook

Voyce Memos – “Catching Me in Stride”

Voyce Memos an indie group from Houston, Texas released their album Catching Me In Stride on April 19, 2019. With music similar to Tame Impala, Daft Punk, Phoenix, Radiohead and Death Cab For Cutie. The group is compromised of three people, Richard Borger, lead producer/audio engineer originally from Florida and currently working out of his own home studio (Meraki Recordings) in Houston, TX, began working shortly as a solo artist before meeting drummer, Stephen Mokulis, and multi-instrumentalist/producer, Akash Gupta. The group dedicated time primarily after their full-time work days and on weekends, turning casual jam sessions into a basis for songs and eventually recordings what would later become their first album.

Voyce Memos music captures the ideas of human changes and the decisions we make, especially in relationships, love, and self-understanding. Driving funky bass lines and guitar riffs, on top of ethereal vocals and mixed electronic/live drumming, meld into something to which everyone can relate and groove.

“This album, and musical endeavor in general stems from much introspection and self (and non-self) awareness. Sometimes a moment or series of events comes along in life that changes a lot of what you thought to be “true”, like the way things are supposed to be, or how you’re supposed to love, or where you’re supposed to work and live, etc. Opening a music studio, learning how to produce, and deciding to create an album was the result of that moment, and the album title “Catching Me in Stride” was the attempt at catching that type of emotion, especially when it came to relationships. The most exciting thing about it was that there was never a point where we decided to say “let’s stick to this type of music or sound or vocal.” We decided to let whatever came to mind and sound be exactly how it felt, and that lent itself to quite a variety of sounds on the album, while still being very much connected in theme. Us three, having various styles and influences growing up, ended up creating something we feel is quite it’s own. We know where we feel the influence when we hear it, but the end product always sounds unique and fresh. There are moments scattered throughout the album that bring out strong emotions, whether that belonging, confusion, sadness, anger, or understanding, and we believe it finally arrives at acceptance with the crescendo at the very end of the album on “Argentine.” This album has something for everyone in both musical taste and emotional connection and we hope you all enjoy it.”

The track list on the album includes:

1. Division
2. Quixotic
3. Hard Knot
4. Better Island
5. Benova
6. Indifferent
7. Whelmed (Interlude)
8. Catching Me in Stride
9. Lazy Radio
10. Reboot
11. Conversation
12. Wake With Me
13. Argentine

Watch the official Divisions music video here
Check out Voyce Memos website here.
Listen to Voyce Memos on Spotify here.

TAYLOR SWIFT SETS NEW VEVO 24 HOUR VIEW RECORD

SWIFT NOW HOLDS 3 OF THE TOP 5 VEVO 24 HOUR RECORDS

The highly anticipated official music video marking Taylor Swift’s return has set a brand-new 24 hour Vevo record with over 65 million views, taking the No. 1 spot from Ariana Grande who was the incumbent Vevo record holder with 59 million views for ‘thank u, next.” Previous record holders have included Miley Cyrus and Adele.

WATCH “ME!” HERE

Taylor’s latest song and video, ‘ME!’ featuring the vocalist Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco, premiered on Vevo last Friday, April 26 at 12am ET.

The video, which also features Urie, opens with a slithery snake shedding its skin and bursting into a playful world of butterflies and pastels. The enchanting new video also features Taylor’s pet cats, rainbows, unicorns, and potential clues of a new album, making the video a must-see.

TOP 5 VEVO 24HR RECORD HOLDERS

Video Date of Release Views
“ME!” – Taylor Swift 04/26/19 65 million (estimated)
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande 11/30/18 59 million (estimated)
“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift 08/28/17 43.3 million (estimated)
“Hello” – Adele 10/23/15 28 million (estimated)
“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift 05/17/15 20 million (estimated)

 

LAUV UNVEILS NEW TRACK & VIDEO “DRUGS & THE INTERNET”

MARKS FIRST SONG TO BE RELEASED FROM HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM ~HOW I’M FEELING~

“~HOW I’M FEELING~ (AUTUMN TOUR, 2019)” DATES SET TO KICK OFF IN US ON OCTOBER 5 & HIT CITIES IN UK, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

HIT SINGLE “I’M SO TIRED” WITH TROYE SIVAN SURPASSES OVER 225 MILLION STREAMS & CURRENTLY #25 ON TOP 40 RADIO AND RISING

PLATINUM-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv unveils new track and music video for “Drugs & The Internet” today! The song marks the first release from the singers highly anticipated debut album titled ~how i’m feeling~, which will see him continuously rolling out singles before its release. The video, directed by Jenna Marsh (Nicki Minaj, Kanye West) sees Lauv getting pulled from reality into a digital universe. He gets trapped and loses himself to the overwhelming stimulus of a world where the internet gets brought to life. Click HERE to watch!

BUY/STREAM “DRUGS & THE INTERNET”

Speaking about the meaning behind the song and video, Lauv said, “I wrote Drugs & The Internet at a time I was struggling with feelings of extreme emptiness and depression. I wrote it as a sort of self-analysis for my obsession with the way I wanted present myself to the world ; a commentary on the world we live today. It is as much self-deprecating as it is serious and sad. It flew out of me in an hour. It felt more therapeutic than any song I’d written before. As the first song off of my album ~how i’m feeling~, it is the perfect entrance into the next phase of my life and music. I am more proud of this song and video than anything i have ever created in my life, and I’m so excited that it’s yours now.”

Earlier this month, Lauv announced his “~how i’m feeling~ (autumn tour, 2019)” and due to overwhelming demand and quick sellouts, he added a 3rd date in Los Angeles, a second date in NYC, Boston and Oakland. The 19-city run is set to kick off on October 5th in Washington, DC, and hit cities across US, UK, Europe, Australia and wrap on November 11th in New Zealand. Opening on select dates are low, Chelsea Cutler and Carlie Hanson. See routing below and click HERE for more info!

Lauv’s current hit single “i’m so tired” with Troye Sivan has accumulated over 225 million streams and is currently 25 at Top 40 Radio in the US and rising. Click HERE to view the video directed by DAD (Camila Cabello, Major Lazer, Alina Baraz) and HERE to view the recently released stripped video of the single. The pair also performed the single on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

TOUR DATES

October 5 Washington, DC The Anthem*

October 6 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore*

October 7 Boston, MA House of Blues*

October 8 Boston, MA House of Blues*

October 10 New York, NY Terminal 5*

October 11 New York, NY Terminal 5*

October 13 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre*

October 16 Oakland, CA Fox Theater*

October 17 Oakland, CA Fox Theater;*

October 19 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern*

October 20 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern*

October 21 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern*

October 25 Berlin, DE Tempodrom#

October 26 Cologne, DE Palladium#

October 28 Hamburg, DE Docks#

October 30 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique#

October 31 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso#

November 1 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso#

November 2 Paris, FR Le Trianon#

November 4 London, UK O2 Forum Kentish Town#

November 5 London, UK O2 Forum Kentish Town#

November 20 Auckland, NZ Shed 10^

November 22 Brisbane, AUS The Tivoli^

November 23 Sydney, AUS Enmore Theatre^

November 24 Melbourne, AUS Forum Theatre^

November 26 Perth, AUS Astor Theatre^

*low opening

# Chelsea Cutler opening

^Carlie Hanson opening

FOLLOW LAUV

Website|iTunes|Spotify|Facebook|Twitter|Instagram

VALEE “YOU AND ME BOTH”

VALEE SHARES THE WEALTH ON NEW RECORD “YOU AND ME BOTH” 

LISTEN HERE

WATCH THE KALEIDOSCOPIC LYRIC VIDEO HERE

“Valee is changing the sound of hip-hop in 2018, one unpredictable verse at a time.”RollingStone

Valee’s innovative style makes it impossible to predict what might come next.”Pitchfork

“Valee doesn’t sound like anything happening in Chicago hip-hop right now.” – Noisey

 

ABOUT VALEE:
In an era when aspiring public figures broadcast constantly in an effort to maximize their brand value, Valee’s coolly laconic stands apart. With short songs and a soft-spoken style, his unpredictable raps sketch subjects with a droll eye for detail over a bass-heavy canvas. This is trap music for the connoisseur, for fans of clever lyrics and effortless style. Valee grew up on Chicago’s South Side. When he received toys as a child, he would break them apart to figure out how they worked, a method he applies to his own process with music today:  “Sometimes I rap and cut and copy and paste and move parts around and it changes the whole song, for the better.” His music career began when, intent on buying a gaming system, he stopped at Guitar Center instead. “I just wanted to make beats better than what I hear on my mixtapes or on the radio, and I wanted to rap on it. I wasn’t thinking about anyone else at all.” His counterintuitive approach across five mixtapes and his G.O.O.D. Music debut EP, GOOD job, You Found Me, has captured the ears of artists and music aficionados alike, drawn to his unorthodox approach.

FOLLOW VALEE:
TWITTER | INSTAGRAM 

CONTACT:
Renata Muniz
Renata.Muniz@umusic.com

Genesis Garcia
Genesis.Garcia@umusic.com

THE LUMINEERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, III TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 13TH

FIRST SINGLE “GLORIA” AVAILABLE TODAY

III: THE WORLD TOUR – FIRST DATES ANNOUNCED

Stream “Gloria” Here:

Watch “Gloria” Lyric Video Here:

The Lumineers will release their new album III on September 13th through Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) in the U.S. and Canada and Decca Records for the rest of the world. The two-time GRAMMY nominated band has also released “Gloria,” the first single from the album, which is out today. Lead vocalist Wesley Schultz says the song “is about love between an addict and her family.” The new album III is audacious: every note, every syllable, and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged. The album is darker in tone than previous albums and is presented in three chapters, with each one centering on one main character from a fictitious family known as the Sparks, who span three generations in the album’s storyline. III‘s concept began while the band was writing in the Catskill mountains, where producer Simone Felice works. Mixing raw emotional themes with their ear-catching melodies, expressive vocals and trademark acoustic sound, III moves masterly in artistic directions not yet traveled by the band. Written by the two founding members, Schultz and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites, the album sees violinist/vocalist Lauren Jacobson officially joining the band. Her playing can be heard on the band’s previous two albums. She joins the touring lineup that includes pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller. (After eight years, cellist/vocalist Neyla Pekarek left the group in 2018 to embark on a solo career.) The Lumineers have enjoyed substantial commercial success: their 2012 self-titled debut featured the hit single, “Ho Hey” and was certified triple-platinum in 2018, the same year their 2016 sophomore album, Cleopatra, was certified platinum and hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200. They’ve had 18 #1 hits on Triple A, Alternative and other radio charts, including “Ophelia” maintaining #1 for 13 weeks on Triple A. The Lumineers became only the second artist in history to hold the top slot on the AAA chart for that length of time. The band has sold out tours across the world, with over 300,000 tickets sold on 2017’s Cleopatra World Tour and ended with 27 sold out arena shows. The Lumineers have also supported icons and their musical heroes on the road, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on his final tour and U2 on its Joshua Tree tour. This year, the band plans to tour across the U.S. and Europe, including their biggest ever UK shows at The O2 Arena London, Manchester Arena, The SSE Hydro Glasgow, and dates across Europe including 3Arena Dublin, Le Zénith Paris and Verti Music Hall Berlin, following a string of festival dates that include Hangout, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Woodstock and more. Regarding the new album, Fraites says, “This collection of songs worked out in a beautiful way, and I feel with this album we’ve really hit our stride.”

Final Undisputed Episode

WATCH THE FINAL UNDISPUTED EPISODE “THE FUTURE ALWAYS WINS” FEAT. BERNARD JABS, S3NSI MOLLY & LIL BROOK NOW ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP!

WATCH EPISODE  HERE

UNDISPUTED OUT NOW | LISTEN HERE

In the final episode of the UNDISPUTED series, the cameras leave the studio and follow young superstar Bernard Jabs to SXSW on his Rockstar shit as he celebrates the release of his debut project, COLDHEARTED.

LISTEN TO COLDHEARTED HERE

ORDER THE OFFICIAL UNDISPUTED MERCH AT https://defjamshop.com/

READ “HOW DEF JAM PLANS TO RECLAIM ITS HIP-HOP CROWN” ON BILLBOARD.COM

READ “FOR ‘UNDIDSPUTED,’ DEF JAM PIVOTS TO ITS RAP ROOTS WITH NEW TALENT IN TOW” ON FORBES.COM

READ “COME WATCH THE F*CKING SHARKS: DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP EXPERIMENT” ON COMPLEX.COM

READ “HOW DEF JAM’S RAP CAMP CREATED AN ‘UNDISPUTED’ WIN” ON HIGHSNOBIETY.COM

“The true comeback story of the week may very well be pioneering rap label Def Jam, which aims to restore its dominance over the rap game with a compilation of its new, young signings.” – UPROXX

“It’s a new era for Def Jam.” – COMPLEX

“Def Jam Recordings, the storied label that brought us many legendary artists is ready to usher in its next generation with the new offering Undisputed… the compilation album puts the iconic record label’s roster of new talent on full display.” – XXL

“Def Jam is showing off its bright future in Undisputed. Featuring the label’s newest and most talented artists, the compilation album stands as a reassurance that Def Jam’s place in history remains cemented.” – HYPEBEAST

Melii Releases PhAses

MELII RELEASES MUCH-ANTICIPATED DEBUT PROJECT ‘PHASES’ OUT NOW

Harlem-based singer/songwriter/artist Melii has shared her highly anticipated debut project, PhAses. Released via Rule#1/Interscope Records, PhAses is a daringly candid and powerful portrait of her past, revealing Melii to be a multi-talented force of nature.

Listen to PhAses by Melii HERE.

Featuring appearances by artists like Tory Lanez and Odalys, PhAses includes Melii’s previously released singles “HML” ft. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (which premiered as a Zane Lowe World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1) and “See Me” (praised by HotNewHipHop as a “baddie anthem” that “serves as a pick me up for those struggling through the dynamics of relationships in the digital era”). In addition, Melii premiered PhAses on Ebro Darden’s show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 this morning. Listen HERE.

In a recent interview with The FADER, Melii explained the meaning behind the title to the deeply intimate Phases. “As women, we go through different emotions,” Melii stated. “Every song has a wrap up, it has a story. It’s a page in my journal.”

Track listing for Phases by Melii

  1. Way Out
  2. Trip
  3. Slow For Me ft. Tory Lanez
  4. Gangsta Talk
  5. False Signal
  6. Copy ft. Odalys
  7. Before I
  8. Mister
  9. HML ft. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
  10. City Girls
  11. Pretty Girls
  12. See Me
  13. Anime Girls
  14. Feel Me

To celebrate the release of PhAses, Melii is headlining a show tonight at S.O.B.’s (aka Sounds of Brazil) in New York City. Hosted by Shani Kulture, the Who’s Next? show also features Marz Cordero, with music from DJ Juanyto and DJ Camilo. More info HERE.

Earlier this month, Melii wrapped up her run of dates as a can’t-miss support act for Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour. The two artists recently collaborated on “Wit the Shits (W.T.S.),” a track from Meek Mill’s latest album Championships (a #1 hit on the Billboard 200).

Featured on NYLON’s “15 Up-And-Coming Artists To Watch In 2019” list, Melii has previously drawn acclaim for singles like “Icey (Spanish Remix)” (named “one of the year’s starkest rap hits”by Jon Caramanica of the New York Times), “La Envidia Mata” (dubbed a “sledgehammer of a single” by Rolling Stone), and “Como Si Na” (featured on a “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” from TIME). In addition, she’s earned admiration from Billboard, who stated that “Every few years, a new artist emerges from Harlem, ready to take on the rap world…In 2018, that spotlight belongs to Melii.”

Follow Melii on Social Media

Instagram

Facebook

SoundCloud

Tal Wilkenfeld’s New Album

Tal Wilkenfeld’s new album ‘Love Remains’ debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. Bassist for Jeff Beck, Prince & Herbie Hancock Branches into New Territory as a Singer-Songwriter . Headlining Run of East Coast Dates to Kick Off in May at Brooklyn Bowl

(New York, NY): Today, musical marvel Tal Wilkenfelds debut vocal album, ‘Love Remains,’ (BMG) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The Australian-born, LA-based musician who has recorded and toured with several legends including Jeff Beck, Prince, The Allman Bros, Mick Jagger, and Herbie Hancock, reveals her bonafide talent as a singer and songwriter on this solo exhibition. Jackson Browne contributed as Executive Producer on the 10-song collection. Pete Townshend calls the album adventurous, unique and unpretentious” and Sean Lennon praises Tal’s ability to “sing and write as well as she plays, an impossible combination you have to hear to believe.” From “Corner Painter,” her rollicking debut single featuring Benmont Tench on the pump organ, to “Haunted Love” a soft selection of melodious yet prolific bass and orchestra, to the warm ballad “Under The Sun,” with yearning sounds of a violin, ‘Love Remains’ showcases a transcendent balance between instrumental prowess and exquisite songcraft. Tal currently graces the cover of Bass Player Magazine’s April issue, recently had a two-night sold-out run at NYC’s Mercury Lounge, an album listening party at Guitar Center, and spoke to Marc Maron for the latest episode of WTF. Listen to Tal’s episode of the WTF with Marc Maron.This summer, Tal returns to New York City for a run of US headlining tour dates in support of Love Remains. Full tour routing below.

Tal Wilkenfeld on the web:

https://talwilkenfeld.com/

YouTube

Facebook

Instagram