Maroon 5 says their new album V features elements from both their older and new sounds in a new press release that unveils the forthcoming album’s artwork and tracklisting.
The album, lead by the Sting-sounding single “Maps,” will feature 11 songs when it is released on September 2. Most importantly, the band collaborated with Gwen Stefani for a song called “My Heart is Open.”
Stefani and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine are both judges on NBC’s reality singing competition The Voice.
I don’t want to get my hopes up about this album, but if it is really going to incorporate the band’s old sound into their new infectious pop tunes, it may be a solid release from the guys.
It has been less than a year since Ariana Grande released her R&B-inspired debut album Yours Truly featuring songs like “The Way” and “Right There” and now the 21-year-old singer is preparing to release her second LP.
On August 25, just days ahead of the one-year anniversary of Yours Truly, Grande will release My Everything. The cover for the new album is stylistically similar to it’s predecessor’s artwork. Both covers are in black and white and feature pink and white typography.
My Everything will feature Grande’s current hit single, the Iggy Azalea-assisted “Problem” (whose only real problem is the fact that Azalea has, ironically, been blocking it from the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for over a month). Grande will release the album’s second single, the Zedd-assisted “Break Free” on July 2. The singer teased the song’s video on Instagram over the weekend. In the short clip she can be seen kicking off her pants and singing (“This is the part where I break free”) into the camera.
Big Sean, who appears on the hook of “Problem” and also contributed to Yours Truly is also featured on the album along with Childish Gambino, A$AP Ferg and more.
With these rap features it seems like Grande may not have strayed too far from the influences that made her first album so well received for this project.
In addition to releasing a new song this week, the songbird will also have a special on MTV. The network is bring TRL back as “TAL” (Total Ariana Live) for one day on Wednesday, July 2 at 7 p.m. Both “Problem” and “Break Free” will be performed. Continue reading
Operation “Get Her Back” continues. Last week Robin Thicke released the album title of his forthcoming album, which is named after his estranged wife. The lead single, “Get Her Back” is all about trying to win back his baby mama’s affection and it appears that’s the entire purpose of this album. “You’re My Fantasy,” and “Love Can Grow Back” are just two of the interesting song titles on Paula’s tracklisting.
Let’s just hope all of this begging isn’t “Too Little Too Late.”
Paula comes out July 1. Continue reading
I’m expecting Bleachers’ debut to be one of my favorite pop albums this year. I just hope I’m not disappointed. http://t.co/kOvdKzQtkl
— Jewel Wicker (@jewelwickershow) June 9, 2014
Bleachers new single definitely makes me feel like I won’t be.
Channeling his “inner-Springsteen,” Jack Antonoff and crew are three for three with the summer anthems. Following the release of “I Wanna Get Better” and “Shadow,” the new band has released “Rollercoaster,” a nostalgia-inducing single that is sure to make you feel a full spectrum of emotions. Mostly a surge of bliss, though.
Like the first two singles, this new release also features a sing-along hook.
The band also unveiled the tracklistiing for their debut album Strange Desire, out July 22. Yes, that is Yoko Ono listed on the tracklisting below. There’s a world tour kicking off on June 20 in Dover, DE, too. Continue reading
Kimbra’s “90s Music” may have been a hard sale to the singer’s fans upon first listen, but her latest releases are sure to catch on easily, especially with fans that fell in love with the singer based on her debut album Vows.
Both “Nobody But You” and “Love in High Places” span over five minutes and feature elements of soulful and experimental R&B. While stylistically, these songs sound similar to the ones heard on Vows, the growth in production and Kimbra’s vocals are immediately noticeable.
The tracks are available for purchase on iTunes. Fans that pre-order Kimbra’s forthcoming album The Golden Echo will be allowed to download both songs.
The album will be released August 19. Continue reading
Sia has unveiled her album artwork and the tracklisting for her forthcoming album 100 Forms of Fear, but the bigger story here is the album features “Elastic Heart.”
You remember that superb cut from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack that was released last year without much fanfare? The one that features Diplo and The Weeknd? No?
Well, regardless, Sia’s highly anticipated album will feature that song along with the chilling lead single “Chandelier” and ten other tracks.
The artwork for the album shows Sia’s signature blonde bob and not much else. It seems she’s pretty serious about maintaining her privacy in the midst of all this. Luckily it doesn’t seem to be affecting her album promo in a negative way.
100 Forms of Fear will be released on July 8. Continue reading
We still don’t know the exact release date for Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence, but the singer has revved promo for the project into high gear. Del Rey released the music video for the forthcoming album’s lead single “West Coast” earlier this week. Now the singer has revealed the album’s artwork and tracklisting.
The black and white artwork is simple. The songstress is seen leaning against a car door while wearing a white t-shirt.
The tracklisting is more interesting. With song titles like “Pretty When You Cry,” Money Power Glory,” “F***ed My Way to the Top” and “Florida Kilos,” it seems like Del Rey’s album will feature more of the singer’s signature stories and colorful lyrics.
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach produced Ultraviolence. Continue reading
Mariah Carey’s album is officially a traditional release. There are absolutely no secrets. The singer unveiled the album title, artwork and tracklisting for her forthcoming album last night. ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’ will be released on May 27 and is available for pre-order now.
The “Me. I Am Mariah” portion of the title comes from a self-portrait the singer drew of herself when she was a kid.
The album will feature 14 tracks, including “#Beautiful” and “You’re Mine (Eternal).” “The Art of Letting Go” will be featured on the deluxe edition. “Triumphant” didn’t make the cut at all. Continue reading
Ed Sheeran has had a busy week. In a little over a week the singer has revealed the title and release date for his next album, debuted an irresistible lead single, and, in the midst of rehearsing for Saturday Night Live, unveiled the album tracklisitng on Instagram.
X, pronounced “multiply,” will feature 12 tracks, including the new single “Sing.” The deluxe edition will feature four additional tracks, including “I See Fire,” which appeared on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug soundtrack in 2013.
Sheeran will perform on Saturday Night Live this Saturday, April 12.
X will be released on June 23.
[Update:] Ed has unveiled the artwork (above) for X via Instagram. Continue reading
Shakira is in full promo mode for her forthcoming self-titled release! The singer debuted the rock-tinged second single “Empire” today. The Colombian singer also unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for the album, which hits shelves in March.
If you prefer the more vulnerable side of Shakira then you may enjoy this single more than the Rihanna-assisted “Can’t Remember To Forget You.”
Shakira will feature twelve tracks, including the Spanish solo version of “Can’t Remember To Forget You.”