With 7 studio albums released to date, now feels like a good time for singer/songwriter Jewel to put out her first Greatest Hits album. The album, which includes hits like “Foolish Games,” and “Who Will Save Your Soul,” also includes re-workings of classic tracks, featuring guest vocals from Kelly Clarkson and The Pistol Annies.
Additionally, the compilation includes one new track, “Two Hearts Breaking,” which now has a music video. The song is also getting re-worked for the clubs, with a stunning new house remix out by Timothy Allan & Mark Loverush (of Loverush UK!). Jewel has three #1’s on Billboard’s Dance charts (“Serve The Ego” - 2002, “Intuition,” & “Stand” - 2003) plus 2006’s “Only One Too” which peaked at #12 on the chart.
Willy Moon returns with “My Girl,” another cut off his forthcoming debut album, Here’s Willy Moon, due April 2nd on Island (UK)/Interscope/Cherrytree (US). The song is in the same vein as previous single, “Yeah Yeah,” which rode a wave of success following it’s inclusion in an Apple iPod commercial. Download “My Girl” on iTunes (US) now and check out the vintage-inspired music video on Music Is My King Size Bed.
Former Pussycat Doll, Jessica Sutta is forging on ahead with her own solo career, destined to become one of America’s premiere dance music divas. New single, “Again” is available to download on iTunes RIGHT now via Citrusonic Stereophonic. The song was produced by and features Kemal Golden.
Dido will release her fourth album, Girl Who Got Away on Tuesday, March 26th in the USA, her first album since 2008’s Safe Trip Home. The new record, which was produced by from Rollo Armstrong, Jeff Bhasker, Brian Eno, Greg Kurstin, etc., features a mix of genres including hip-hop, pop, folk, dance and electronic. The album features Dido’s current U.S. single, “No Freedom,” as well as the Kendrick Lamar featured buzz single, “Let Us Move On.” The new UK single, the Greg Kurstin-produced “End Of Night” will be out May 5th. Download Girl Who Got Away starting tomorrow on iTunes.
Americans may remember Charlotte Church for her string of successful classical albums from the late 90s/early 2000s. Over in the UK, Church moved away from classical, releasing a more traditional pop album in 2005 and a more artsy record in 2010. The release of “One & Two,” marks 27-year old Church’s first US album release in more than a decade, so it’s kind of a big deal! Check out “Glitterbombed” on my blog, Music Is My King Size Bed, to get a feel for what the new and improved Charlotte Church sounds like today!
In case you’ve been living under a rock (Europeans) or in America, FANTASTIC synthpop duo Hurts has released a brilliant and beautiful new album called Exile. It’s their sophomore release, and followup to the tremendously successful Happiness, which came out back in 2010. Check out the video for their latest single, “Miracle” on my blog, Music Is My King Size Bed, and look for the new Hurts single, “Blind” out in May. You lucky Europeans and Brits will also have the pleasure of seeing Hurts on tour this fall…*GRUMBLE* *GRUMBLE*
Gamu Nhengu auditioned for Series 7 of the UK X-Factor with a BRILLIANT rendition of “Walking On Sunshine” and while she didn’t make it to live shows, she still managed to make an impression. 3 years after her elimination, Gamu is back with a record deal, a new single and a new album. ”Shake The Room” will be released April 14th via indie Scottish label GSound Records. Check out the music video on my blog, Music Is My King Size Bed.
Edgy Swedish singer/songwriter Beatrice Eli is one of a kind, that’s for damn sure. I made her one of my ‘Ones to Watch’ last year and for good reason! Her music…her look…she’s a total original! Check out the artwork for her DEBUT EP, due March 24th in the UK (iTunes) and featuring first single (and title track) “It’s Over.” Make sure you stop by my blog, Music Is My King Size Bed and watch the new music video for “It’s Over.”
“Sweet About Me” hitmaker Gabriella Cilmi is BACK with a gorgeous, haunting new single, “Sweeter In History,” due March 26th. The single is the first off her forthcoming third studio album which sees her going back to her roots, ditching the disco-pop of her last album. Check out the music video for the new single on my blog, Music Is My King Size Bed.