Carly Rae Jepsen shares disco-inspired ‘Julien’

Carly Rae Jepsen has returned with her ode to someone named Julien. On Friday (April 19), the Canadian pop star unleashed the latest single from her upcoming fourth studio effort; a song titled “Julien.” The disco-inspired track confirms what longtime fans of the singer have known for some time; that she knows how to put out solid pop songs.

“‘Julien’ is the song that taught me the heart and direction of this album,” Jepsen posted on Twitter. “Couldn’t keep him for myself any longer.”

Listen to the almost four-minute tune above.

“Julien” joins previously released tracks “Now That I Found You,” “No Drug Like Me,” and “Party of One” on Dedicated. Earlier this month, it was unknown whether “Party of One” would be included on the album after an unofficial tracklist was shared online. Jepsen confirmed the song’s status earlier this week when she posted the record’s official tracklist.

Dedicated is due out May 17 through Schoolboy / Interscope Records. Pre-orders for Dedicated are currently available on Jepsen’s website. Jepsen’s last full-length record was 2015’s smash hit, E•MO•TION.

Jepsen previously announced plans to embark on a 30-stop tour later this year. The Dedicated tour begins June 27 at the House of Blues in Anaheim and concludes on Aug. 10 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

DEDICATED TRACKLIST:

1. “Julien”
2. “No Drug Like Me”
3. “Now That I Found You”
4. “Want You In My Room”
5. “Everything He Needs”
6. “Happy Not Knowing”
7. “I’ll Be Your Girl”
8. “Too Much”
9. “The Sound”
10. “Automatically In Love”
11. “Feels Right (feat. Electric Guest)”
12. “Right Words Wrong Time”
13. “Real Love”
14. “For Sure”
15. “Party For One”

311 announce summertime release of their 13th studio album ‘Voyager’

311 already announced plans to hit the touring circuit this summer and now it looks like they’ll have a new set of tunes to bring on the road. On Friday (April 12), the Nebraska-founded band confirmed the forthcoming release of their 13th studio album. Titled Voyager, the new studio effort is due out June 28 through BMG.

“Our albums have become almost like a captain’s log documenting our band’s ongoing voyage through musical styles, while also capturing our feelings and life experiences,” vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum explains in a press statement.

“With each album, 311 continues to voyage, explore and push our musicality into new dimensions.”

He adds: “I think this album is very eclectic, from simple songs to wild studio adventures that get into weird, stoney outer-space material. It’s another step forward for us and we love the adventure, love the journey, love the process and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”

Voyager is the follow-up to 2017’s Mosaic.

The upcoming album, which features 13 new tracks, finds the band enlisting pop-punk super-producer John Feldmann and longtime collaborator Scotch Ralston to produce the album; Feldmann produced four tracks while Ralston produced the other nine.

In addition to the new album announcement, the band also released two new tracks from Voyager: “Good Feeling” and “Don’t You Worry.”

Listen to “Good Feeling” above while “Don’t You Worry” can be streamed here.

Pre-orders for Voyager are now available on the group’s website. All pre-orders come with instant downloads of both tracks.

If that wasn’t enough, 311 also revealed that everyone who pre-orders the album is automatically eligible to win numerous 311 prizes including concert tickets, meet & greet passes, handwritten lyrics, autographed goods, and more.

311 previously announced plans to embark on a massive summer tour alongside the Dirty Heads. The 34-stop trek begins on July 2 at the Rose Music Center at The Heights in Huber Heights, Ohio and concludes on Aug. 20 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Bring Me the Horizon share the love with ‘Mother Tongue’

Bring Me the Horizon’s new album is due out in a couple of days, but that’s not stopping the group from unleashing another new song from the forthcoming release. On Tuesday (Jan. 22), the United Kingdom-founded band premiered their fourth single from their sixth studio album, Amo.

Titled “Mother Tongue,” the five-piece headed over to Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 to exclusively premiere the new three-and-a-half-minute track. For those hoping that the new song would find the band returning to their hardcore roots, you will not find that in this song. Sticking to a more mellow and piano-driven sound, there’s no hint of hardcore Bring Me the Horizon this time around.

As per frontman Oli Skyes, this song is through and through a love song that was inspired by this wife.

“It’s probably the most gushing, out there, just straight-up love song we’ve ever written,” says Sykes.

“This was one of the easier ones to write because it was positive. It’s about when I first met my new wife and she’s from Brazil, and she didn’t speak so much English. She talked a lot better than my Portuguese, but from the very start, we had a really, really strong connection and it was just a crazy time. And this song’s just talking about those experiences, which they just stick in my head. So, that was really one of the easier ones to write about.”

Listen to “Mother Tongue” above.

“Mother Tongue” will join previously released tracks “Medicine,” “Wonderful Life” featuring Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth, and lead single “MANTRA” on Bring Me the Horizon’s upcoming sixth studio album, AmoAmo is due out Jan. 25 through Sony. Pre-orders for the new record are currently available on the band’s website.

In support of Amo’s release, the band will embark on a month-long North American tour later this week. The North American leg of the “First Love” tour will begin on Jan. 23 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville and conclude a couple of weeks later on Feb. 19 at the Joint in Las Vegas. The tour will include support from Thrice and the Fever 333.

The complete list of upcoming tour stops can be found here.

The Killers drop politically charged song ‘Land of the Free’

The Killers - Land of the Free cover art

UPDATE – Jan. 14, 2019 (5:15 p.m. ET):

Just a few hours after unleashing the audio for their new, politically-charged song “Land of the Free,” the Killers have unleashed the music video for the new track.

Watch the almost-five-minute, Spike Lee-directed clip below.

ORIGINAL – Jan. 14, 2019 (1:32 p.m. ET):

When you think of politically outspoken bands, your thoughts may go to some famous acts like Rage Against the Machine, Anti-Flag, and Green Day. Well, it looks like you can now officially add the Killers to that list because the four-piece just released a new, politically-inspired song. On Monday (Jan. 14), the Las Vegas-founded group released their first new song in over a year, “Land of the Free.”

The track comes a day after the quartet took to social media to announce plans to release “something new” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show on Monday.

While speaking with listeners, frontman Brandon Flowers explains what inspired the band’s new surprise song.

“I think it’s a very important time right now and enough was enough is basically where it comes from,” Flowers begins.

“It started in my mind around when Sandy Hook happened and as a father how that affected me. And then it just started stacking up. It was things like Eric Garner. Trayvon Martin. Things like what’s happening at the wall. You know, this stuff just didn’t seem to be in harmony with the values I believe my country was founded on.

He continues: “I would start the song and then put it away and say ‘I’m not the guy to do this.’ You know, ‘I feel inadequate.’ You know, waiting for somebody to write this song. And then, it just piled up and I finally just…Las Vegas…Orlando…Parkland it just kept coming, it was like ‘I have to get this out.'”

Listen to “Land of the Free” here.

“Land of the Free” was recorded at the band’s Battle Born Studios and was produced by Jacknife Lee with additional gospel vocals by (vocal co-arranger) Lynn Mabry, Dorian Holley, Will Wheaton, Sherree Patrice Brown, Akasha Mabry and the Killers’ touring vocalists Amanda Brown, Danielle René Withers, and Erica Canales.

“Land of the Free” is a standalone single, but it does not mean that the band is not working on new music. In the same interview, Flowers revealed that the group may release some new music as early as late-2019/early-2020.

“In a perfect world, I could see the end of the year having something, but it’s probably more likely that it would be early 2020.”

The Killers’ last studio album was 2017’s Wonderful, Wonderful.

Listen: Walk the Moon get in the groove with ‘Timebomb’

Walk the Moon will be returning to the road later this month, but before they do, they just gave fans a brand new song to hold them over until then. On Friday (Jan. 11), the Ohio-founded band unleashed their first new song in over a year. Titled “Timebomb,” the new tune finds the four-piece honing in on the type of dancey-rock music that has become synonymous with their name.

Listen to “Timebomb” above.

“Timebomb” comes more than a year after the release of their fourth studio album, What If Nothing. The album produced a total of five singles including “One Foot,” “Headphones,” “Surrender,” “Kamikaze,” and “Tiger Teeth” which was given the music video treatment back in October.

Around the same time, the quartet announced plans to embark on massive North American tour during the first couple of months of 2019. Walk the Moon’s upcoming excursion will begin with a two-night engagement (Jan. 23 and 24) at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville. After being on the road for about a month, the trek will conclude on Feb. 17 at the Mill & Mine in Knoxville.

In addition to their headlining tour, the group will open for Muse during two of their Simulation Theory tour stops; April 8 at Madison Square Gardens in New York and April 12 at the United Center in Chicago. Following those shows, Walk the Moon will appear at two summertime music festivals; Alabama’s Hangout Festival during the weekend of May 17-19 and Bonnaroo on June 16.

Walk the Moon’s full tour itinerary can found here.

While taking a little bit of a break during the holiday season, the guys began recording a series of covers. Dubbed the “What If Covers,” the guys have given their own spin to songs such as “Time to Pretend” by MGMT, “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper, and “Tubthumpin” by Chumbawumba. All their covers can be found on their Instagram account.

Earlier this week frontman Nick Petricca joined musician morgxn on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” where the duo performed their collaboration, “home.”

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.

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.