i just read the news about mr. philip seymour hoffman, and against the advise of others; i had to write this open letter. i can’t stay quiet anymore about this…
i am an alcoholic and a drug addict.
and yesterday i celebrated five months of sobriety. i’m relatively new to being sober,…
Say what you want to about #Applause, but the artwork for @ladygaga’s #ARTPOP is pretty amazing. #LadyGaga
Bebe Black is one of my latest “Ones to Watch" over on my blog, Music Is My King Size Bed. Her music can be compared to Florence + The Machine, Sia and Lana Del Rey but she’s all her own artist. Soaring vocals, beautiful, slick, edgy production…she’s definitely an artist to keep an eye out for. Her new single, “I’ll Wait" is due October 27th (Columbia Records UK) and features remixes from Steve Pitron & Max Sanna, Rack N Ruin and Karma Kid. Her “Deathwish" EP is out now (iTunes UK). Meanwhile, you can pre-order “I’ll Wait.” (iTunes UK)
Paloma Faith appears to be hard at work on album #3, taking photos of herself in the studio with the likes of Pharrell Williams (above), Raphael Saadiq, Toby Gad, Diane Warren, Chris Braide and more. Nothing official yet in terms of news but all signs are pointing towards MAJOR HIT.
UK singer/songwriter Clare Maguire has been relatively quiet since the release of her debut album, Light After Dark, back in 2011. Now…a couple of years later, Maguire seems ready to show us just what she’s been working on. ”Paper Thin" is the latest in a series of new tunes, demos and covers uploaded onto her Soundcloud page in recent months and it’s definitely my favorite of the bunch. Check out “Paper Thin" and prepare to fall in love with this 25 year old talent (if you haven’t already).
Australian singer/songwriter Gabriella Cilmi is back with a new single and upcoming new album. Both called “The Sting,” this new era is marked by both a mature new sound and a different look. Check out the music video for “The Sting,” due September 2nd via Sweetness Tunes (Gabriella’s own label). The album is out October 28th.
Panic! At The Disco is BACK with a dark & moody new rock track, “Miss Jackson,” taken from their upcoming 4th studio album: Too Weird to Live, Too Rare To Die!, out October 8th (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen). The track features up & coming singer/songwriter Lolo, who’s OWN solo tune is worth a listen as well. Check out the video for “Miss Jackson.”
Less than a year after the release of her sophomore album, Ellie Goulding is back with a new single, “Burn,” taken from her forthcoming Halcyon Days album re-packaging. “Burn” was produced by Ryan Tedder and Greg Kurstin and co-written by Goulding. Check out the stunning Mike Sharpe-directed video, which premiered earlier today.
Hello Sophie, how are you?
I’m good, thanks. I’m on a train from London to Chester. Richard and I are DJing at an Audi event this evening. But we’ve managed to leave our laptop behind, with all our music on it. So it’s being couriered separately and it’ll meet us up there.
Oh dear. So you DJ from a laptop?
Yeah, it’s just easier. Well, generally. But you do have to have it with you.
New Q&A from Sophie Ellis-Bextor!