Posts tagged with "vocals"

RENÉE ZELLWEGER & SAM SMITH IS OUT

Today, Republic & Decca Records release the brand-new single “Get Happy”, featuring original vocals by Renée Zellweger and Sam Smith, from the forthcoming JUDY The Original Soundtrack out September 27. Listen HERE.

Says Sam Smith, “When I was 17 years old, I did a project on Judy Garland for my Film Studies A-Level. I was immediately immersed into the magic of Judy and her incredibly brave and triumphant story. She has remained as one of the icons of my life. She was one of the bravest humans out there and her vulnerability and honesty in her art still gives me goose bumps like it did the first time. 

It was truly an honour to sing with Renée. Nobody could have played Judy as well as Renée, and it is a career highlight for me to be singing with her, and in some small way, with Judy. I hope everyone loves the film as much as I did.” ​

The track coincides with the release of the highly-anticipated feature film in which Zellweger stars as Judy Garland, set for U.S. release on September 27.

JUDY the album features Zellweger’s breath-taking recordings of Judy Garland’s award-winning and most popular numbers, which have become some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “For Once in My Life”, “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Over the Rainbow”, all perfectly capturing the moving intensity of Garland’s electrifying performances.

Set for global release on September 27, JUDY the album marks 50 years since Judy Garland’s premature death in 1969, and 80 years since she shot to teenage stardom in The Wizard of Oz in 1939.

JUDY is a Pathé, BBC Films and Ingenious Media Presentation of a Calamity Films Production and is set for a U.S. nationwide theatrical release on September 27.

Szandra Mayer Announces “Summertime is Here” with Brand New Track

Who doesn’t love the feel and the smell of summer? No pressure, no problem – worry free! As August arrives in the

USA the heat is always on, and to that point 12 year old Singer/Songwriter Szandra Mayer is right on cue with her hot new track “Summertime is Here”, available on all the major services on August 15th.

PREVIEW THE ENTIRE TRACK ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE!

Following up the well received “I Love You”, this bouncy feel good track is a perfect compliment to the traditional summer vibe; you can easily imagine chilling down at the beach or by the pool while soaking in the sun and immersing yourself in the rhythms and sultry vocals being expertly laid down by this rising star. Szandra’s musical influences are rooted in R&B and Euro Pop genres and her own tri-cultural background. Born into a multicultural family, Szandra has been exposed to American, European and Latin-American musical flavors. Being fluent in three languages (English, Hungarian and Spanish) also has influenced her how she expresses herself both in the field of music and real life. Szandra was born in Los Angeles, CA but currently lives in Sunny Florida. Other than singing and writing lyrics and melodies Szandra loves traveling and spending time on social media. She is mostly active on Instagram and TikTok.

SUMMERTIME IS HERE LYRICS

Sunny days are here

Smiling you and me

Dancing wild and free

Summer time is here, here, here, here…

Party time’s on

Enjoy the sun

It’s gonna be so much fun

So much fun, so much fuuuun

Jumping high, we’re dancing

Somersaulting in the aaair

Fun, but nothing fancy

Whatever, we don’t caaare

Having a real good time

Enjoy it with my friends

Fun’s ours, yours, mine

Hope it will never eeeend

Zero worries around

My feet touches the ground,

Jumping back high

We’re feeling so alive

Boom boom we rebound

To this amazing sound

Fun, here’s a high five

Come with us, don’t be shy

Zero worries around

My feet touches the ground,

Jumping back high

We’re feeling so alive

Boom boom we rebound

To this amazing sound

Fun, here’s a high five

Come with us, don’t be shy

Party time’s on

Enjoy the sun

It’s gonna be so much fun

So much fun, so much fuuuun

Jumping high, we’re dancing

Somersaulting in the aaair

Fun but nothing fancy

Whatever, we don’t caaare

Having a really good time

Enjoy it with my friends

Fun’s ours, yours and mine

Hope it will never eeeend

Jumping high, we’re dancing

Somersaulting in the aaair

Fun but nothing fancy

Whatever, we don’t caaare

Having a really good time

Enjoy it with my friends

Fun’s ours, yours and mine

Hope it will never eeeend

 

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Local Natives Concert Review

On Saturday night, a five-piece-indie-rock band, Local Natives brought the energy to the Palladium with their symphonic tones, unique instrumentals, and airy soft lyrics. The LA native band played multiple songs throughout the night from their new album Violet Streets. This album explores adulthood, love, and friendships.

The band opened the show with a piece called “Vogue” from their album Violet Streets. The band then quickly livened up the audience by singing one of their older songs, “Sun Hands” in which lead singer, Taylor Rice jumped into the sea of screaming fans to crowd surf. 

The fans continued screaming throughout the show, especially once the band played the song, “Fountains of Youth”, which was a song released in November of 2016, right before the elections took place. 

The group finished their set with the song “When Am I Gonna Lose You”, which lead singer, Rice, explained was an ode to love. As the LA native boy band announced their last song, the crowd was in tears. The phrase “encore” could be heard from miles away. The band came back on to perform a few more songs until they had to say their last goodbye.

Complete with stunning light shows, seamless transitions, and phenomenal vocals, the Local Natives seemed to impress the crowd.

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Vérité Unveils New Single “Gone”

Singer, songwriter Vérité unveils Gone today, her first single in two years, NYLON. Co-written and produced by singer-songwriter Madi Diaz and Konrad Snyder, the song reintroduces the musician, capturing the devastating effects of something ending. Carried by haunting crescendos and is powerhouse vocals, the track sees the singer pleading for time to stand still for a little while longer before her world turns upside down.

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Vérité said about the song, Gone is about the moment before an inevitable shift. It’s the feeling of sitting still, taking in your surroundings, and burying yourself in a final scene. It’s about accepting an action as simple as getting dressed can delineate an end. It’s about leaving something/someone you’ve known behind and how the massive swell of frenetic potential energy that is all encompassing in that moment becomes a tiny blip in retrospect. It’s about being done and moving on. The sentiment is simple, the reality—overwhelming.

Gone speaks to a larger theme Vérité will be focusing on with her sophomore album: capturing the nuance of being in a relationship that isn’t romanticized or idealized. The single is the first taste of a forthcoming album Vérité has coming down the pipeline.

Following the release of her 2017 LP Somewhere In Between, Vérité has become the definition of thriving in the new music industry as an independent artist. Since her project began, Vérité has garnered a 250M+ streams across all platforms with a 1.4+ monthly listeners. Her debut album has over 50M streams, while her cover of The 1975’s Somebody Else has been streamed 111M times.

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Chanel West’s Debut Music Video

CHANEL WEST COAST DROPS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO “THE MIDDLE”

Fresh, New Stylized Track Features The Hip Hop Star Showing Off Her Vocal Prowess

Hip Hop artist Chanel West Coast quietly dropped a new music video “The Middle,” her directorial debut, which also shows off her vocal prowess. The fresh, highly stylized track features a unique, vintage aesthetic, presenting an artistic throwback to a beloved golden era.  “The Middle” was shot and edited by Pat Clark. West Coast did her own styling for the piece. Check it out here.

Comments West Coast: “I wanted to make a song that expressed how I was feeling as well as making a song that other people could relate to. I think we all feel stuck in the middle of something at certain points in our life. We all chase dreams and get shut down a lot before those dreams eventually come true. Sometimes in life you just feel stuck in a rut you can’t get out of and that’s basically how I was feeling when I wrote the song. I want people to know that chasing your dreams is not easy and I hope that this song will inspire them to keep going because that’s why I made it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep going and this song was what told me to never give up.”   

West Coast, who was recently featured on For Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, currently stars on the MTV hit show “Ridiculousness” with Rob Dyrdek, has prolifically been releasing new tracks and content for well over a decade. She started writing and plotting her trajectory much earlier on while still in grade school. Her breakthrough came in 2012 when she was signed by ‘Lil Wayne to his then label Young Money. She quickly released her first track “Karl,” an ode to legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, complemented by a provocative, high fashion music video shot at downtown LA’s iconic Los Angeles Theatre. “Karl” marked the first single from her ‘Now You Know’ mixtape.  At the 2014 BET Awards, West Coast and her Young Money label mates were awarded ‘Best New Group,’ which they collectively accepted on stage.

Following the success of ‘Now You Know,’ she’s released her second mixtape ‘Waves’ featuring the single “I Like New Ft. YG,” and has continued to consistently release new music, often collaborating with name artists.

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Evan Konrad Shares Debut Single

Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Evan Konrad uncovers his debut single “The Long Way Out” today.

Get it HERE via LAVA/Republic Records.

An unpredictable anthem teetering between manic energy and cathartic falsetto, the track invites listeners into the artist’s handcrafted sonic world. Produced and performed by Konrad, “The Long Way Out” hinges on an airy beat, haunting vocals, and a seesawing chant—“We take the long way out.”

On the track Konrad noted: “The Long Way Out is a journey through the act of letting go, and how romanticized it can be throughout the grieving process. Unable to accept the changes within ourselves, or the changes in another person, as we reach for a connection that no longer exists. I wrote this song to acknowledge and work through this within myself. I want this song to be a beacon of light for anyone who is looking for the same liberation I sought after.”

This is just the beginning for Konrad. He’s set to unveil more music throughout 2019 in addition to launching his first proper tour.

Born and raised in Abbotsford, BC Canada, Konrad devoted his entire life to crafting music. Growing up in a house where creativity would be encouraged at every turn, he spent countless hours writing songs and producing. Following stints in the studio and on the road with other artists, he locked himself away in the studio and commenced work on what would become his forthcoming debut. With nothing more than a few songs on his private SoundCloud link, he caught the attention of LAVA founder Jason Flom who signed him on the spot upon listening to his music, because of the downright mind-blowing songcraft. The best way to describe the music would be Thom Yorke translating Christopher Nolan’s Memento into songs, and even that only scratches the surface.

Kygo Unveils First New Song of 2019

After teasing its impending arrival on social media throughout the past week, global superstar, producer and DJ Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, a.k.a Kygo, unveiled a new song entitled “Think About You”  via Sony Music Sweden/Ultra Records/RCA Records! The track features Valerie Broussard who is newly signed to Kygo’s Palm Tree Records/ RCA Records. This marks his first release of 2019 and precedes more music to come very soon.

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Representing another evolution of his instantly recognizable signature sound, the track pairs ethereal piano and a propulsive neon beat with a dynamic and vibrant vocal performance from Broussard. Bordering pop, electro, house, and trance, “Think About You” culminates on a feeling of blissful nostalgia in its bright and bold hook.

“Think About You” arrives on the heels of “Happy Now, featuring Swedish hitmaker Sandro Cavazza. Already, “Happy Now” has amassed over 119 million Spotify streams and 44 million YouTube views on the music video. Of the single, YourEDM praised how he’s “back doing what he does best,and Billboard celebrated its accompanying visual, writing, “Dont be surprised if you find yourself looking up flights to Norway.Meanwhile, Forbes pegged his next body of work among the “Most Anticipated Dance/Electronic Albums of 2019.

Stay tuned for more from Kygo very soon!

RACELLA

RACELLA is a singer-songwriter, composer, and music producer based in Los Angeles. She was born in the small town of Delano, California and was raised in a Filipino Household. Upon receiving her degree from California State Univerity, Bakersfield, she moved to LA to pursue her passion for singing and songwriting. She found herself working with DJ Mormile, Fakework Management (Mike Will Made it, Rae Sremmurd, S1, Swiff D, and YG).

In 2015, Racella got married to her best friend, Cesar. Unfortunately, a few weeks later he got into a catastrophic car accident, which caused him to undergo heart and spinal surgery. He only had a 10% chance of living. The thought of leaving him alone in the hospital was unbearable. She was determined to stay with him until he was ready to go home with her. Instead of succumbing to fear and doubt, she used all her energy on prayer and writing music on the phases and waves they experienced together. She wrote, “Can’t Do This On My Own (CDTOMO)” at the edge of Cesar’s hospital bed. That’s where the WAVES EP was created.

SAM SMITH & NORMANI

SAM SMITH & NORMANI ANNOUNCE ‘DANCING WITH A STRANGER’ OUT JANUARY 11th

Sam Smith & Normani announce their joint single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ to be released worldwide via Capitol Records on Friday, January 11th. Presave link to download/stream the single here.

‘Dancing With a Stranger’ is a smooth slice of sultry, R&B influenced pop where Sam and Normani’s vocals effortlessly glide over the production. The collaboration between the two came about through a chance encounter at the studio in Los Angeles as Sam was writing the single with pop legends Stargate and Jimmy Napes. Normani was in the studio next door and with both artists being long-term fans of each other, it was a no-brainer for Normani to join Sam on the new track.

Sam Smith has spent the past year travelling around the world on tour in support of his sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and also topped the charts in the U.K, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Rolling Stone awarded The Thrill Of It All four stars and hailed Smith as Éc;one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.Éd; Éc;Dancing With a StrangerÉd; is the first new music from Sam Smith in 2019 and follows on from his global hit with Calvin Harris Éc;PromisesÉd; which stormed the charts last summer.&#a0;Since the release of his 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Smith has sold over 17 million album equivalent units worldwide.&#a0;He has won four GRAMMY awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others.

On the new single Sam Smith says, Éc;Iߣm so excited for everyone to hear Éc;Dancing With a Stranger,Éd; which I wrote on The Thrill Of It All tour last year. For me it bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring.&#a0;It is also such a beautiful moment for me as Iߣm a huge, huge fan of Normani and everything she is. Iߣm so excited to watch her light shine. I hope everyone enjoys hearing this song as much as I do.Éd;

Normani launched her solo career last year with her debut solo single Love Lies; with Khalid. Love Lies soared to #1 at Top 40 Radio in the US and was the first single Normani released following her global success with multi-platinum group Fifth Harmony. Since then, she has gone on to release a number of new tracks including two tracks with Calvin Harris and her recent single, Éc;WavesÉd; feat. 6LACK. In addition to working with Calvin Harris, Khalid, and 6LACK, Normani has also recently collaborated with Quavo and Kehlani. Normani is currently working on her debut solo album and this March will see her join Ariana Grande on the North American leg of The Sweetener World tour.

Normani explains about the collaboration, I’m truly blessed having the opportunity to create with one of the greatest vocalists of this decade. I think about the artists that I frequently listen to daily and Sam Smith has definitely been one of them for some time now. I never thought in a trillion years that I would be able to state that I have a record with this extremely gifted being. Iߣm super proud to share this song with Sam and cannot wait for the rest of the world to experience it – from the first moment that I heard the song I knew how special it was. Iߣm deeply in love with this body of work and I hope that you all will be too. Iߣm so thankful that Sam put his trust in me to help him bring this song to life. To my fans, thank you for all of your continued support. I love y’all!!! I pray you guys enjoy this.

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Chaz French Releases Single “Caliente”

Today, critically acclaimed Washington, D.C. rapper Chaz French shares a brand new single entitled Caliente. Get it HERE via Motown Records.

Over resounding piano, the MC slides from soulful singing into airtight verses highlighted by his ironclad rhyming and clever bars. His impressive vocals soar over production courtesy of producer Oogie Mane of Working On Dying [Drake, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD] as Chaz French turns up with hypnotic heat on Caliente.

This latest anthem follows up his 2018 track Can’t Stop Us. Not only did the song earn acclaim from XXL, Respect, and more, but it also fueled the trailer for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which has racked up over 30 million views to date.

Right now, Chaz French is in the midst of putting the finishing touches on music for his next project due in 2019.

Stay tuned for more heat!