Rising, British pop prodigy Emily Burns has today shared an acoustic version of her catchiest single yet; 'Cheat', as the original nears one million streams on Spotify (taking her total Spotify stream count to over five million since her first single release earlier this year). Listen to the acoustic version [smarturl.it/CHEATacoustic]here, or revisit the original.
'Cheat' perfectly demonstrates Emily's knack for story telling in her music, with her relatable lyricism atop impeccable melody and infectious hooks, and is the third cut to be taken from her forthcoming debut mini-album 'Seven Scenes From The Same Summer', out 20th July on 37 Adventures (JONES, salute, Geowulf).
Explaining the meaning behind the song, Emily reveals:
"I wrote “Cheat” after a whirlwind romance that ended much more abruptly than I’d hoped for! I was feeling let down but was struggling to see anything other than the good in this person. Then I had a chat with some friends who reminded me that I would have behaved very differently in the situation so, I went into the studio and expressed that. I wrote this one with LMBY, who’s a really good friend of mine, which made it super easy to get straight to the details and vent freely. I felt much better after writing it…"
Likened to Charli XCX and MØ (The Line of Best Fit) and Sigrid and Tove Lo (Popjustice, Disco Naïveté), 22-year old Emily is writing modern, ambitious, frank pop songs about ex-girlfriends, spite, love and revenge. Having recently returned from some writing sessions in Sweden with MadFun (all female producer crew) and TEN (home of Tove Stryke, Icona Pop and all the Scandi greats), her mini-album release will be supported by a headline London show at Sebright Arms, and a return to her homeland Scotland.
Date listings as follows:
Sat 14th July - Longitude, Dublin
Wed 1st Aug - Sebright Arms, London (headline show)
Fri 3rd Aug - Belladrum, Scotland
Sat 18th Aug - Hardwick Live, Stockton Upon Tees
Sat 25th Aug - Pride, Manchester
Sat 15th Sept - UWE Freshers Ball, Bristol
Sat 3rd Nov - 2Q Festival, Lincoln
Sat 1st Dec - DIVA Music Festival, Great Yarmouth
'Seven Scenes From The Same Summer' will be available in limited-edition pink vinyl LP (pre-order here).
Stay tuned for more news to come soon.
The votes have been counted, and chart-topping, singer songwriter Harry Styles has been crowned the winner! Harry Styles will take home the coveted Best Live Act Award, sponsored by Ticketmaster and Live Nation, at today’s O2 Silver Clef Awards, an event which raises money for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.As the only award voted for by the public at today’s awards, devoted fans proved their dedication to give the award-winning Brit the title of Best Live Act. Receiving 60% of the vote, Styles fought off competition from ten other nominees including Adele, Stormzy, Iron Maiden and Ed Sheeran.
This award is Harry Styles’ first solo win, although he has held the title of Best Live Act twice in 2013 and 2016 as part of boy band One Direction. Previous winners of the award include Sir Paul McCartney (2011), Arctic Monkeys (2015) and Little Mix (2017).
The Best Live Act winner is currently on his debut world tour as a solo act, which will see him play 89 shows across Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia, performing hits from his self-titled certified gold and platinum album. Since signing a recording deal in 2016 with Columbia Records, his first solo single, Sign of the Times, reached number one in the UK and number four in the US. Its music video earned him a Brit Award and an iHeartRadio Music Award.
Andrew Parsons, MD Ticketmaster UK says:-
“Harry Styles is a global sensation who won the hearts of many in One Direction and continues to do so in his solo career, so it’s not surprising that he has earned the title of Best Live Act. It’s great to see such support for the British star after his record-breaking debut album and world tour – this award is thoroughly deserved.”
Fans voted for the shortlist of 11 artists, who performed in the UK between March 2017 and March 2018, handpicked by a panel of music industry experts. The nominated artists were:
Nordoff Robbins has already announced the first wave of other winners at the O2 Silver Clef Awards 2018. Roger Waters and Robert Plant will receive the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award and the Integro Outstanding Award respectively. Stereophonics, the American Express Icon Award, Jorja Smith, the Amazon Music Best Newcomer Award, Ellie Goulding, the Liz Hobbs Best Female Award, George Ezra, the AEG Presents Best Male Award, The Script, the Raymond Weil International Award, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, the PPL Classical Award and Bastille, the Sky Best Group Award.
"Mjøen melts the glacial pop vibes fellow Nordic names do so well, with sweet and addictive vocals washing against balmy tropicalia to create something that begs for beaches and sun-smooched boulevards" - Line of Best Fit
Hanne Mjøen reveals her new video ‘Vanilla’, out now via Norwegian independent label Sailor Music. The video is directed by Mira Wickman.
In short time, Oslo’s Hanne Mjøen has established herself as a fast-rising one-to-watch. The hard-working artist and songwriter has released a handful singles, earning her acclaim from local media as well as international press including The FADER (who named her as one of the top Scandinavian artists to watch this year) and Billboard. In the latter part of 2017, Mjøen toured her home country with Astrid S, as well as at festivals such as Slottsfjell, Findings, Vill Vill Vest and Trondheim Calling.
“‘Vanilla’ is in many waysa synonym for something ordinary and boring", Hanne explains, "So the song is really about wishing for more of what's good and exciting".
Hanne Mjøen makes energetic pop music, boasting bombastic melody lines, emotional and sensitive lyrics and a fresh Scandinavian production sound. During the past year, she also made a name for herself writing songs for R3hab, Matisse & Sadko and Future Duper, with further exciting collaborations coming in 2018.
‘Vanilla’ is co-written and produced by Hanne, with Elsa Søllesvik (Elsa & Emilie), Sebastian "ÅSN" Aasen & Jim Bergsted.
Building on the legacy of David Bowie’s strong connection with Aylesbury, Friars Aylesbury is launching a petition to change the name of Aylesbury to Aylesbowie.
Following the untimely death of David Bowie on 10 January 2016, a groundswell of opinion surfaced in Buckinghamshire, England to celebrate his art in a permanent way, in recognition of the history he had with music club Friars Aylesbury. He performed the world debuts of two of the most iconic albums of the 20th century, ‘Hunky Dory’ and ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’, at Friars Aylesbury in 1971/72. He formed the Spiders from Mars in the tiny Friars dressing room and referenced Aylesbury Market Square in the first line of ‘Five Years’. “Pushing through the Market Square so many mothers sighing”
Following a Kickstarter campaign, Aylesbury Market Square will become home to the world’s first sculpture of Bowie which will be unveiled at 2.00pm on Sunday 25 March. When the Kickstarter campaign finished in December 2016, one of the backers Alex Laurent, suggested changing the name of Aylesbury to Aylesbowie. David Stopps of Friars Aylesbury, the brains behind the campaign, thought this was a brilliant idea, and looked into the history and origins of the town’s name.
It turns out that the town name is of Old English origin. Its first recorded name Æglesburgh is thought to mean "Fort of Ægel", presumably relating to the Iron Age hill fort that was discovered in the town centre, though who Ægel was is not recorded. Since earliest records there have been 57 variations of the town’s name, so changing the name to Aylesbowie would simply be the 58th. David Bowie obviously has a much more credible claim to the name of the town than some long forgotten and unknown Anglo-Saxon. Naming the town after him, along with the Earthly Messenger sculpture, will be a permanent celebration and commemoration of his life and work.
The Friars Aylesbury team have started a petition to change the name at change.org (which can be viewed here). After the Earthly Messenger unveiling on March 25th at 2.00pm there will be a statue fundraiser concert at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, with Marillion, Howard Jones and John Otway who all hale from the Aylesbury area. Tickets are available here or from Ticketmaster.
Fresh from the success of her smash 'Decline' and a BRIT Award nomination for 'Best Single' with Jax Jones, RAYE today releases brand new tune 'Cigarette' featuring Mabel and Stefflon Don.
Undoubtedly three of the UK's biggest up and coming UK female artists, RAYE, Mabel and Stefflon Don smash into 2018 with the year’s most exciting collaboration to date.
'Cigarette' arrives straight off the back of three UK Top 15 singles (‘Decline’ by RAYE, ‘Finders Keepers’ by Mabel and ‘Hurtin’ Me’ by Stefflon Don). Curated by RAYE, the track sets the tone for the year ahead.
'Cigarette' is taken from an upcoming wider project set to drop in the coming months. RAYE has curated a culturally relevant collection of music featuring a number of collaborations with her artist friends. This body of work is set to solidify RAYE's status amongst her fellow pioneers of UK music.
‘Cigarette’ follows RAYE’s UK Silver certified single ‘Decline’ which is still on the Capital playlist and remained on the Radio 1 A List for a massive 8 weeks.
RAYE is one of the UK's hottest new stars, spending most of 2017 performing at major festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and V Festival. She has already racked up nearly 75 million streams of her music, and has established herself as one of the UK's 'go to' hit songwriters, working with the likes of John Legend, Charli XCX, Nas, Little Mix, Snakehips, Julia Michaels, Blood Pop, Ellie Goulding, Diplo and Naughty Boy.
Starting 2018 with a bang, LCAW has revealed a brand new song ‘Hummingbird’ featuring pop superstar Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The song is out now via Columbia Germany / Ultra Music.
‘Hummingbird’ is the first single to be taken from LCAW’s debut EP ‘Meet in the Middle’, which will be released in March. The EP features all new music. Further details to be announced in due course.
LCAW is the alias of Munich native Leon Weber. The 23 year old began his journey in classical music, growing up in a family of musicians and training as a Cellist and Pianist before developing into a renowned electronic producer.
LCAW’s unique blend of pop and dance music has gained him support from the likes of Odesza, Martin Garrix, Robin Schulz, and Felix Jaehn. He has also turned in acclaimed remixes for the likes of London Grammar, Parov Stelar, Asaf Avidan, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Marlon Roudette, ZHU and many others.
After his remixes generated more than 60 million plays on Soundcloud and YouTube, LCAW released his debut single ‘Painted Sky’ in 2016 and achieved a top 50 placement in the German airplay charts. Follow up singles ‘Man in the Moon (ft. Dagny)’, ‘Staring at the Sun (ft. Sophie Hintze)’, ’Nobody Else But You’ and ‘Desires (ft. WhoMadeWho)’ have subsequently seen him attain more than 10 million total plays worldwide, with an army of followers and fans.
‘Hummingbird’ is the result of a London studio session with Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Originally, LCAW had intended a different song for Sophie to perform, but when hearing some of the demos he’d been working on for the EP, Sophie immediately connected with another instrumental work-in-progress.
“Hummingbird is a very personal track with a more downbeat vibe, I think this is one of the main reasons Sophie instantly felt connected to it. Her voice has such a unique character and she added a whole other dimension to what I had made before we met. We had the recording session in a small studio in Notting Hill which hosted writing sessions for the likes of Adele, James Blunt and Lana Del Rey and it felt like there was a very special atmosphere”
“‘Hummingbird’ will mark the start of a fresh style for my music in 2018, a modern approach to disco & funk infused dance music and I’m very happy that Sophie is part of it. Putting together my debut EP has been an incredibly exciting time for me and I can’t wait for you to hear the results!”
Sophie Ellis-Bextor said:
“It was great to work with Leon who I think is very talented. We had a brilliant session and I am so happy with the way Hummingbird has turned out. It’s always exciting making new dance music and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it”
Sophie Ellis-Bextor shot to fame as a vocalist on Spiller’s huge number one single ‘Groovejet' and then followed it up with ‘Take Me Home’ and her worldwide smash hit, ‘Murder on the Dancefloor'. Her solo debut album, ‘Read My Lips’ was released in 2001 and reached number two in the UK Albums Chart and certified double platinum by the BPI. The album sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Her subsequent album releases include Shoot from the Hip (2003), Trip the Light Fantastic (2007), Make a Scene (2011). 2014’s singer/songwriter release ‘Wanderlust’ with Ed Harcourt at the helm as Co-writer and Producer was a critical and commercial, success certified Gold and spending 3 weeks in the UK top 10 album chart spawning the hit single ‘Young Blood’.
Sophie followed this release and collaboration with 2016’s ‘Familia’ which saw her return to the dance floor with the radio hit ‘Come With Us’.
‘Hummingbird’ is available here: https://LCAW.lnk.to/Hummingbird
22-year old Emily Burns writes modern, ambitious, frank pop songs about relationships, spite, love and revenge. Musically, she references Scandi-pop such as Sigrid, Tove Lo, Anna Of The North (but with very British vocal). Her new single 'Bitch' is out now on 37 Adventures (JONES, salute, Geowulf), and was produced with the artist/producer biLLLy.
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Emily was born & raised in the Midlands but moved to London 2 years ago to focus on music. She landed a job on reception at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and used down-time there to record her debut track 'Take It Or Leave It', which she self-released last year and has had 315k+ plays on Spotify.
Emily has been recording acoustic versions of some of her favourite songs as part of her Kitchen Sessions series on Facebook. Take a look at her performing tracks by Kehlani and Selena Gomez, as well as an acoustic rendition of 'Bitch' here.
She plays a free, early headline show at London's Strongroom tonight (6pm stage time) and will perform for Sofar Sounds on Sunday.
More from Emily very soon...
Norwegian pop singer Sigrid has been named 2018’s winner of the coveted BBC Music Sound Of, as chosen by a panel of more than 170 influential music experts including former winners and longlist nominees.
The 21 year old, born in Ålesund, Norway, only started making music four years ago when her brother – who’s also a musician – told her he needed a new song for a gig just two weeks later. Since then she has had a rapid rise to acclaim.
Her debut single 'Don't Kill My Vibe' premiered on Radio 1 in February 2017 when it was named ‘Hottest Record in the World’ and she performed her single Strangers live on BBC One’s ‘Sounds Like Friday Night’ in December. Her nervy, cutting-edge pop music is infused with natural humour and charisma and looks set to rule the charts in 2018.
All of the artists on the 16-strong longlist for Sound Of 2018 were championed by BBC Radio, with plays across Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2 and 6 Music.
Sigrid said on winning, “It’s a lot to take in to have won something as prestigious as BBC Music Sound Of. I feel honoured as there are so many other artists I look up to who have won this before me, and honestly, I’m just really happy and proud of what my team and I have achieved together. I’m from a small town called Ålesund in Norway. I’m still 21 and it’s quite crazy to get this recognition. I’m very excited about the year ahead and sharing new music with everyone. I want to thank the panel for voting and the team involved in BBC Music Sound Of 2018.”
The BBC Sound Of 2018 longlist boasted one of the youngest ever line-ups when the top 16 was published last year. The top five, a mix of international, British, unsigned and signed acts was revealed each morning by Annie Mac on Clara Amfo’s Radio 1 show.
Two of the top acts came from Manchester with urban jazz artist IAMDDB and indie quartet Pale Waves coming third and fifth respectively. American R&B star Khalid came fourth, whilst singer-songwriter Rex Orange County was 2018’s runner up.
Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac said:-
“Sigrid is one of those really special artists making quality, exciting and feisty - yet fragile - pop songs that are an absolute pleasure to play on the radio. Sigrid is an incredibly talented performer and songwriter and so very deserving of the Sound Of 2018 crown. I’m really looking forward to watching her rise.”
Chris Price, Head of Music for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, said:-
“I’m absolutely thrilled that Sigrid has been crowned BBC Music Sound Of 2018 winner, showing that taste-makers in the UK and internationally share the excitement that has lit up Radio 1 since ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ was made ‘Hottest Record in the World’ last February. Following Tunes of the Week from Annie Mac, MistaJam, Scott Mills and Greg James – not to mention a Piano Session for Huw Stephens last summer – Sigrid’s new single ‘Strangers’ sits on the Radio 1 ‘A’ list, her third playlist here. Sigrid is a captivating performer and I can’t wait to introduce BBC audiences to her incredible live show, starting today in the home of live music - the Radio 1 Live Lounge”
James Stirling, Head of Content Commissioning, BBC Music said:-
“Many congratulations to Sigrid and to all the artists on the BBC Music Sound Of 2018 list this year. The range of artists clearly demonstrates both the quality and breadth of music currently coming through. Half the artists on the long list of 16 have been supported by BBC Music Introducing - and helping these artists reach a wider audience is a key part of BBC Music’s mission”
The list, compiled annually by BBC News, started in 2003 and crowned 50 Cent as its inaugural winner. Last year, R&B singer Ray BLK became the first unsigned artist to top the list. Previous winners have included synth-pop trio Years & Years, global superstars Adele and Sam Smith, LA pop band HAIM and Ellie Goulding.
Profiles of all 16 artists are available on the Sound Of 2018 website.
The full top five:
2. Rex Orange County
5. Pale Waves
Also on the longlist (in alphabetical order):
· Billie Eilish
· Jade Bird
· Lewis Capaldi
· Nilüfer Yanya
· Sam Fender
· Tom Walker
· Yxng Bane
You can follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #SoundOf2018
BBC Music Sound Of 2018 website.
Ten time Grammy® winner and four time Emmy® winner Justin Timberlake is set to release his fourth studio album, Man Of The Woods on February 2nd via RCA Records. The album will be available for pre-order alongside the release of his brand new single and music video, “Filthy” on January 5th. “Filthy” was co-written and co-produced by Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja with additional writing credits from James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson.
Man Of The Woods marks Timberlake’s most ambitious album to date, both sonically and lyrically. Combining the sounds of traditional American rock with the modern influences of collaborators The Neptunes, Timbaland, Chris Stapleton, and Alicia Keys, this new material explores storytelling inspired by his son, his wife, and his personal journey from Memphis to where he is today.
The colourful, futuristic music video for “Filthy” was directed by groundbreaking and multiple award-winning director Mark Romanek. The dance heavy video features Timberlake as a modern day inventor presenting his latest creation to the world. This is the second time Timberlake and Romanek have teamed up for a one-of-a-kind video.
Following “Filthy” and leading into the February 2nd Man Of The Woods album launch, Timberlake will release three additional music videos, each with their own individual style and color from three different directors. The additional songs will be released weekly starting on January 18th leading up to the release of the full album. Presale begins Jan. 5.
Two days after the release of the album, Timberlake will hit the stage and headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show on Sunday, February 4th.
See the Man Of The Woods Album Trailer Here
Raukkamainen ex saa kyytiä Titan uudella Polttomerkki-sinkulla
Kuuntele Polttomerkki nyt: https://lnk.to/Polttomerkki
Hurmaava laulaja-lauluntekijä Titta julkaisee tänään perjantaina 3.11. uuden singlen Polttomerkki. Menevä pop-kappale kertoo rumasta erosta, jossa kyynelten ja sydänsurujen sijaan annetaan palaa oikein kirjaimellisesti, kun törkeästi käyttäytyneen exän auto päätyy kostossa ilmiliekkeihin.
“Polttomerkki on passiivis-aggressiivinen erolaulu, joka kuvailee erotilanteissa pintaan nousevia inhimillisiä tunteita. Koston himo, viha ja “mikään ei enää hetkauta” -fiilis ovat varmasti tuttuja kaikille jotka ovat joskus joutuneet yllättäen jätetyksi” Titta kuvailee uutta sinkkua. “Mutta vaikka olisit kuinka vihainen, niin litsari on aina väärin. Suutele sitä dorkaa niin jätät itsestäs makeen muiston. Ja sen jälkeen pidät tietysti erobileet!” Titta nauraa.
Polttomerkki-sinkun takaa löytyy tuttuun tapaan kovassa nosteessa oleva tuottaja Niko Lith. Kappaleen sanoituksesta vastaa Titta itse yhdessä muun työryhmän kanssa. Jonkin aikaa julkaisua odottaneen biisin on saattanut kuulla Titan keikoilla jo ennakkoon. Se on ehdottomasti kappale, joka sytyttää yleisön villeimpään tanssiin kerta toisensa jälkeen. “Joka kerta kun Polttomerkki soi jengi on välittömästi liekeissä. Se on niin upeeta nähdä, ja juurikin se syy miksi tätä työtä teen” Titta kertoo. Titan loppuvuoden suunnitelmat keskittyvät uusien biisien hiomiseen keikkailua unohtamatta.
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