Listen: Kelly Clarkson channels heartbreak in ‘Never Enough’ cover

With a week left until The Greatest Showman – Reimagined covers album is set to be released to the general public, the folks behind the forthcoming record have debuted another new song. On Friday (Nov. 9), Kelly Clarkson dropped her version of Jenny Lind’s tear-jerking track, “Never Enough.” Instead of going over-the-top, Clarkson keeps it simple by letting her iconic pipes shine through alongside a piano.

“I am so honored to be a part of The Greatest Showman – Reimagined,” said Clarkson via a press release for the newly released track. “‘Never Enough’ is a beautiful song and I hope y’all dig my version.”

Listen to Clarkson’s take on “Never Enough” above.

Clarkson’s “Never Enough” cover will join Panic! at the Disco’s “The Greatest Show,” P!nk’s chart-topping version of “A Million Dreams” and the “A Million Dreams (Reprise)” performed by her daughter Willow Sage Hart on the forthcoming compilation.

In addition to P!nk, Panic! at the Disco, and Clarkson, The Greatest Showman – Reimagined album will also include a special version of the album’s breakout single, “This is Me.” The redone track will include Kesha and Missy Elliot as well as the film’s breakout star, Keala Settle.

The covers album will also feature four bonus tracks: a capella group Pentatonix’s take on “The Greatest Show”; Craig David’s version of “Come Alive”; Kesha’s “This is Me”; and an acoustic version of “Rewrite the Stars” by the film’s star Zendaya.

The Greatest Showman – Reimagined will arrive on Nov. 16 through Atlantic Records.

Pre-orders for the upcoming album are currently available here.

The reimagined version of the album was produced by the soundtrack’s songwriters Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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Listen: The 1975 drop ‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’

A few days after unveiling the lyrics to another new song off their forthcoming record, the 1975 have dropped the audio for the tune. On Thursday (Oct. 18), the United Kingdom-founded group unleashed “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not with You).” The song, the band’s fifth release from A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, made its worldwide debut on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 where the host spoke to frontman Matt Healy about it.

During the interaction, the host asked the singer to tell her a little bit about the new song. According to Healy, “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not with You)” may be one of the band’s most “1975-iest” tracks since their 2013 self-titled debut.

“I think it’s the 1975-iest 1975 song since the 1975 debut record,” Healy explains to the host.

“So it’s very, it’s got all of that. I don’t know. It’s been so weird putting out singles off this record because there’s so much going on in it and I don’t really know what to put out first, but this has got a lot of our identity in it and I don’t know. It kind of takes me back a little bit, but it’s still quite forward thinking.”

Listen to the new song above.

“It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” will join previously released tracks  “Give Yourself A Try,” “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME,” “Sincerity is Scary,” and  “Love It If We Made It” on the 1975’s upcoming new album. A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships is due out Nov. 30 through Dirty Hit Records. Pre-orders for the album are available on the 1975’s website.

The audio of the song comes a few days after the 1975 posted the song’s lyrics on social media and confirmed that the full song would come along before the week’s end.

Earlier this week, the 1975 released the official music video for their current single, “Love It If We Made It.”

As if the music video’s release wasn’t enough, the group formally announced their North American tour itinerary. The excursion will begin on April 15 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix and conclude several months later on June 3 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto.

Fan pre-sale are currently available for those who pre-ordered the group’s forthcoming record. General ticket sales will begin next Friday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. local time.

Fellow label mates Pale Waves and No Rome will join the band on their headlining jaunt. Pale Waves released their debut album My Mind Makes Noises back in September while No Rome released his RIP Indo Hisashi EP in August.

The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Saves the Day unleash new single ‘Kerouac & Cassady’

Saves the Day have returned with another new song from their upcoming new album. On Wednesday (Sept. 26), the New Jersey-founded band unleashed “Kerouac & Cassady”; the second single off their ninth studio album 9. Listen to the rocking new track above.

“Kerouac & Cassady” will join previously released track “Rendezvous” on the band’s forthcoming record. 9 is due out Oct. 26 through Equal Vision Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website. 9 is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 2013 self-titled release.

Back in August, frontman Chris Conley released a letter to fans where he explains what helped shape the new album’s lyrical content and sound.

“This album is the story of Saves the Day and my own personal journey through life, which all unfolded as my relationship with music progressed,” begins Conley’s letter.

“I’ve gone through all the reflecting and growing and come to a place where I’m so grateful and so satisfied and living the life I want to live. I was just a kid that got lucky, and I got pulled into this amazing dream. And it’s still going”

In support of the album’s late October release date, Saves the Day previously announced a slew of tour dates for the month of November. Now, the Jersey punks have added even more dates to their tour itinerary. The second leg of their tour will being on Feb. 15, 2019 at the White Oak Music Hall in Houston and conclude less than a month later on March 8 at Saturn in Birmingham, Alabama.

Remo Drive and Mighty will play the role of supporting act during the newly added tour stops.

SAVES THE DAY FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:

Nov. 01 – Louisville, KY – Headliners
Nov. 02 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge *
Nov. 03 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
Nov. 04 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Nov. 06 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 07 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Nov. 09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
Nov. 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Nov. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Nov. 12 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Nov. 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw *
Nov. 15 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
Nov. 16 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry
Nov. 17 – Durham, NC – Motorco
Nov. 18 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Nov. 20 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Nov. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater Complex +

2019 TOUR DATES:

Feb. 15 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall #
Feb. 16 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill #
Feb. 18 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater #
Feb. 19 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater #
Feb. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex #
Feb. 22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox #
Feb. 23 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore #
Feb. 25 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge #
Feb. 27 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
Feb. 28 – West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour #
March 01 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory OC #
March 02 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park #
March 03 – Phoenix, AZ  Crescent Ballroom #
March 05 – Austin, TX – Mohawk #
March 07 – New Orleans, LA – Republic #
March 08 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn #

* = w/ Kevin Devine and An Horse
& = w/ An Horse
# = w/ Remo Drive and Mighty

Listen: Twenty One Pilots get funky on ‘My Blood’

Twenty One Pilots have returned with another new song. On Monday (Aug. 27), the Ohio-founded duo unleashed a fourth single from their upcoming new studio album. Titled “My Blood,” the tune is unlike the previous three as it’s a little more funky and upbeat with a killer bassline. But since it is a Twenty One Pilots song, you know that the upbeat, funkiness is just a facade for more serious lyrics.

The almost-four-minute tune is accompanied by a video which shows frontman Tyler Joseph seated in a dark  studio, playing his bass and nodding his head to the new song. Listen to “My Blood” above.

The new song’s debut does not come as much of a surprise for some fans who watch the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month. During one of the many breaks, a commercial for Twenty One Pilots‘ new album played. At first, the commercial features a snippet of “Nico and the Niners,” but it quickly changes to a new songs fans had never heard before (now we know it’s “My Blood”).

“My Blood” will join previously released songs “Levitate,” “Nico and the Niners,” and lead single “Jumpsuit” on Twenty One Pilots’ highly anticipated fifth studio album Trench. Trench is due out Oct. 5 through Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here.

Trench is the follow-up to the group’s Grammy-winning record, 2015’s Blurryface.

In support of the new album’s fall time release, Twenty One Pilots previously announced plans to hit the road during the final months of 2018 and early months of 2019. The Bandito world tour will begin on Oct. 16 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and conclude five months later on March 17, 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Alice in Chains drop new song ‘Never Fade’

With a handful of weeks left until the release of their sixth studio album, Alice in Chains have returned with another new song. On Friday (Aug. 10), the Washington-founded band unleashed the third single from their forthcoming album; a track titled “Never Fade.” Listen to the almost-five-minute, hard-hitting song above.

“Never Fade” will join previously released tracks “The One You Know” and “So Far Under” on the band’s impending new record. Rainier Fog is due out Aug. 24 through BMG. Pre-orders for the new album are still available on the band’s website.

Rainier Fog is the long-awaited follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

In support of Rainier Fog‘s release, the band previously announced plans to hit the road during the months of August and September. Alice in Chain’s upcoming tour will begin on Aug. 22 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. After being on the road for a couple of weeks, the excursion will conclude on Sept. 15 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix.

Following a few weeks off the road, the band will resume their touring itinerary with another tens stops in October. The recently added tour dates will being on Oct. 14 at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento and conclude two weeks later on Oct. 28 at the Hard Rock Events Center in Hollywood, Florida. Alice in Chains’ full fall tour schedule can be found here.

Last week, it was announced that the Seattle Mariners will host an Alice in Chains night at the Safeco Field on Monday, Aug. 20. The event, which will take place four days prior to Rainier Fog‘s release, will find the Mariners taking on the Houston Astros. Packages are currently being offered and include a ticket to the baseball game, access to a pre-game listening party of the new record, and more. Full information about the Alice in Chains night event can be found here.

Alkaline Trio return with new single ‘Blackbird’

Back in mid June, Alkaline Trio announced plans to hit the road during the months of August and October making some wonder if this meant new tunes from the group was on the horizon. On Thursday (July 19), the California-founded band confirmed the release of their ninth studio album. Titled Is This Thing Cursed?, the impending release is due out Aug. 31 through Epitaph Records.

Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website here.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also released the record’s lead single, “Blackbird.” Listen to the three-and-a-half-minute song above.

Is This Thing Cursed? is the follow-up to 2013’s My Shame is True.

News of the new album comes months after bassist Dan Andriano hinted at new music in an interview. During the chat that took place in January of this year, the musician teased that the group was not done making new music.

“There’s not an inch of me that feels like we’re done making music, or we’re done making new stuff.” he explains. “I wanna be a band that people want to hear new stuff from. Because I feel like I’m still in a band that wants to write good, new music.”

In addition to the new album and its single, the band previously announced plans to hit the road during the months of August and October. The upcoming excursion will be split into two legs; the first leg will take place in August while the second will take place in October. The first leg of the tour will kick off on Aug. 3 at the Bomb Factory in Dallas and wrap up on Aug. 26 at the House of Blues in Orlando.

After a month or so away from the North American touring circuit, Alkaline Trio will resume their trek on Oct. 04 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California. The trek will then conclude a few weeks later on Oct. 18 at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. Garage rock outfit PANGEA will open for Alkaline Trio during the full tour.

The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

ALKALINE TRIO FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:

Aug. 03 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory *
Aug. 04 – Austin, TX – Emo’s *
Aug. 06 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
Aug. 08 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre *
Aug. 09 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom *
Aug. 10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *
Aug. 11 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom *
Aug. 13 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre *
Aug. 14 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! *
Aug. 16 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom *
Aug. 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
Aug. 18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
Aug. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory *
Aug. 21 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA *
Aug. 22 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
Aug. 24 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works *
Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade, Heaven *
Aug. 26 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues *

Oct. 04 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *
Oct. 05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
Oct. 06 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre *
Oct. 08 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
Oct. 09 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo *
Oct. 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *
Oct. 12 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium *
Oct. 14 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl *
Oct. 15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
Oct. 16 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *
Oct. 18 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst *

* with together PANGEA

Listen: All Time Low get celebratory in ‘Birthday’

Surprise!

All Time Low just released another new song. Less than a month after dropping their first surprise single, the group has done it again. On Wednesday (June 27), the Baltimore-founded band unleashed a brand new single titled “Birthday.” Instead of dropping cryptic messages on social media like they had previously done for “Everything is Fine,” the four-piece decided to go in another direction.

In a fun marketing twist, the band sent one of their die-hard fans a birthday cake with the words “With Love All Time Low” written in bright blue icing. According to the recipient’s friend, a link to a web address was written on the cake’s accompanying box. After posting the image and the link on social media, fans were quick to follow the link to a nondescript website. The only thing on the page is an audio image and the direct download link for an mp3 file titled “All Time Low-birthday.”

Head on over to the website here and download the new song now.

“Birthday” is the second “surprise” single All Time Low have released within the past month. While fans have now been gifted two news tunes, the band has yet to formally announce whether these two tracks are standalone singles or part of a brand new record.

“Everything is Fine” and “Birthday” are the first set of new tunes from the band since the release of 2017’s Last Young Renegade.

While the quartet is mum on whether fans should expect a new record soon, they have confirmed plans to hit the North American touring circuit later this summer.

Beginning in August, All Time Low will join forces with Dashboard Confessional and Gnash for their “Summer Ever After” tour. Earlier this week, the two bands announced the second leg of the tour which will find them performing at venues across the country during the months of September and October.

Listen: Ice Nine Kills drop ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ inspired song

Ice Nine Kills fans have been patiently waiting for new music from the band for a while, but now, it looks like things are about to change. On Tuesday (June 19), the Massachusetts-founded band announced the upcoming release of their fifth studio album. Titled The Silver Scream, the new record is due out Oct. 5 through Fearless Records.

Taking to social media, the group posted the forthcoming album news while also letting fans know that there will be a lot more to the new set of tunes. “The Silver Scream is going to be MORE than just an album,” the band wrote on Twitter.

Within 24 hours of the band’s announcement, fans were already beginning to pass along theories about what this record’s theme might be. Most fans came to the conclusion that The Silver Scream will be highly influenced by horror films, hence its name. Taking inspiration from horror films for the new album is not much of a stretch for the four-piece; their last record was influenced by literature.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also unleashed the new record’s lead single, “The American Nightmare.” If fan speculations are correct, then it would appear that the newly released song is influenced by Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street”; just take a look at the single’s artwork which features Freddy Krueger’s iconic red and green stripped sweater.

Listen to “The American Nightmare” above.

The Silver Scream will be the follow-up to 2015’s Every Trick in the Book.

In support of the new album, the band will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour this summer.

This trek will also mark the band’s first tour without longtime drummer, Conor Sullivan. Earlier this week, the band announced Sullivan’s departure. Filling in Sullivan’s vacancy will be former Affiance member, Patrick Galante.

Panic! at the Disco drop stoner-influenced tune ‘King of the Clouds’

With less than a week until the release of their sixth studio album, Panic! at the Disco have decided to give fans one more song to hold them over until Friday. On Monday (June 18), the Las Vegas-founded band premiered another new song from their forthcoming record, Pray for the Wicked. Titled “King of the Clouds,” the new song was written during a weed-induced gathering featuring frontman Brendon Urie, Death of a Bachelor producer Jake Sinclair, and frequent collaborator Sam Hollander just as the record’s deadline was about to hit.

“So this song almost didn’t make the album because it was a deadline issue,” Urie explained to Apple Beats DJ Zane Lowe.

“So the day before the deadline of the record, right, [I] had to have everything in so they can make their plans of marketing, distribution, the whole deal…I had to give them all this information. Around midnight, I get a text and Jake [Sinclair]’s ‘I’m coming over to your house tomorrow.’ Okay. That’s all I get. So I wake up. Seven AM. He comes over around nine and we start working on this song and I’m like ‘Dude, this is the dopest song I have ever heard. This is so cool! What the hell?!”

As it turns out, during a previous weed-induced gathering, Urie was going on about Carl Sagan, the 11th dimension, and showing those in attendance videos about it. While he was discussing this with this guests, Hollander and Sinclair had been sneakily writing down everything the singer was saying which eventually became the lyrics to “King of the Clouds.” Watch the full interview with Lowe here.

“King of the Clouds” will join previously released tunes “High Hopes,” “(F**k A) Silver Lining,” and current single, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” on Pray for the Wicked. The new record is due out this Friday, June 22, through Fueled by Ramen/DCD2.

In support of the new album, the band will kick off the first leg of their Pray for the Wicked North American tour next month. The trek will begin on July 11 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and conclude a little over a month later on Aug. 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in the group’s hometown of Las Vegas. The full list of tour dates can be found here.