Oh hey @official_ellahenderson. Nice to meet you. You SLAYED on your (way to short) US debut live show. Come back soon! #GHOST
So X-Factor UK alum Amelia Lily has a new single, “California,” coming out in September…and it’s absolutely awful. After working with the PHENOMENAL Xenomania on her debut single, “You Bring Me Joy,” I was really hoping for more here. Yes, her last label handled Amelia TERRIBLY, scrapping her album after a number of release date shifts but how could her NEW label let her release something so dreadfully BLAND? There’s absolutely nothing redeemable here…except of course for Lily’s vocals…which are top notch. I was just expecting a lot more.
"California" is out September 7th via East West Records/Warner Music UK.
British duo The Ting Tings return with their third album, Super Critical in October. The album’s sound was inspired, in part by Ibiza, where Katie & Jules recorded a majority of the album as well as by disco, which can be heard in the first single, “Wrong Club,” (out August 18th) and seen in the video for said first single. So happy The Ting Tings are back!
Becky Hill was a contestant on Season 1 of The Voice UK in 2012. After appearing on tracks for Rudimental, Wilkinson and most recently Oliver Heldens, she’s ready to have a go at it solo. Her first single, out now on Parlophone/Warner Music Group is called “Caution To The Wind” and it was produced by Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Jessie Ware).
I know f-k-a-twigs' “Two Weeks" video isn’t new any more but I’m just getting around to posting about it. Have you seen this yet? This girl is uber talented! "Two Weeks" is taken from Twigs' debut album, LP1 out in August via the Young Turks label. Check out the STUNNING video, co-directed by FKA Twigs and Nabil (Lana Del Rey, Bon Iver).
Hilary Duff’s new single, “Chasing The Sun" is out Tuesday July 29th. It was co-written by Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves and Toby Gad. It’s from her fifth studio album, the follow up to 2007’s Dignity. It’s Duff’s first release through rca. Get excited!
Damn. Los Angeles, you’re lucky. @erikhassle. Opening for @nonomusic. Wish this was happening in NYC! #erikhassle #nono
Erik Hassle has a new EP out now, ICYMI called Somebody’s Party. While Erik appears to be done singing the electrop-style songs popularized on his international breakthrough album, Pieces his voice might be even better suited to this new slick, soulful and smooth R&B sound. ”Pathetic,” a cut from the EP was just given a brand new visual companion which you can watch over on my blog:
Sexy British singer/songwriter Jamie Scott (from Graffiti6) will release his debut solo album, My Hurricane, October 7th on Virgin Records. Watch Conan O’Brien's late night talk show (TBS) on August 5th to see Scott performing one of his new songs. You can also see Jamie on the road this summer as he joins OneRepublic and One Direction on tour.