Walk the Moon get creepy with ‘Lose You Again’

Walk the Moon are closing out the week by giving fans a brand new song. On Friday (Aug. 23), the Ohio-founded band unleashed their third new song of the year, “Lose You Again.’

The tune comes days after the four-piece began teasing new music on social media. Each day, short clips of each band member performing a snippet of the new song would appear on their official social media account.

In a post about the song, the band reveals that “‘Lose You Again’ came from somewhere between our dreams & our nightmares.”

They also revealed that the song came together with the help of BRÅVES.

“The song is a hybrid creation with our brothers, the enigmatic BRÅVES.”

The three-and-a-half-minute clip finds frontman Nick Petricca sitting on a bed, in a dark room surrounded by a notebook, pen, keyboard, and a small flashlight. Randomly, sneaky hands start to appear from the shadows, pushing and pulling him in different directions. We’re not sure if they’re trying to inspire him to write this new song or freak him the hell out.

Watch the dark and creepy video for “Lose You Again” above. “Lose You Again” is available for streaming and purchase here.

“Lose You Again is the Walk the Moon’s third standalone single of the year. In January, they premiered their radio smash “Timebomb” and then followed it up a few months later with “Eat Your Heart Out.”

At the moment, it appears that all these songs are standalone singles, but anything can happen within the next couple of months. “Timebomb,” “Eat Your Heart Out,” and “Lose You Again” are Walk the Moon’s first new set of tunes since the release of their fourth studio album, What If Nothing.

Incubus channel ‘The Lost Boys’ for ‘Into the Summer’

Just as summer is about to wrap up, Incubus has returned with a brand new tune.

On Friday (Aug. 23), the California-founded band unleashed their first new song in two years. Titled “Into the Summer,” the tune does not sound like the Incubus we know and love at first, but the second the vocals begin, it is unmistakably Brandon Boyd’s voice flowing through the speakers.

To coincide with the song’s release, the band unveiled the cinematic music video for the track. The premise of the video is simple: new kid moves to a new town. Catches the eye of the leader of the “wrong group.” Becomes part of the group who turn out to be vampires. Becomes a vampire. Realizes they’re no good and kills them all (save for the girl).

If you’re saying to yourself that it sounds a  lot like the premise of “The Lost Boys,” then you’re not wrong. It looks like the band was inspired by the 1987 smash hit. Watch the Frank Borin-directed clip above.

No word on whether this is a standalone single or part of a full record. Incubus’ last studio record was 2017’s 8.

Incubus recently made headlines when they announced a massive partnership with ADA Worldwide.

The partnership, in conjunction with the band’s record label, will include support in sales, distribution, radio promotion, marketing, publicity, digital strategy, and sync licensing in the United States.

“Incubus is beyond excited to be part of the ADA family, and we look forward to releasing new music with our new partners!” lead guitarist Mike Einziger said about the collaboration.

Earlier this year, Incubus announced plans to embark on a massive “20 Years of Make Yourself and Beyond” tour. The lengthy outing will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the act’s third studio album, Make Yourself.

The 39-stop outing includes gigs in major cities such as San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, Austin, Atlanta, and more.

The excursion kicks off on Sept. 13 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver and concludes almost three months later on Dec. 7 at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Dub Trio, Wild Belle, and Le Butcherettes will open for Incubus throughout the long jaunt.

The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Missy Elliott returns with ‘Iconology,’ drops first single

Missy Elliott is throwing it back with a surprise new EP. On Friday (Aug. 23), the iconic rapper dropped five new songs without a peep. Titled Iconology, the record features four new songs (“Throw it Back,” “Cool Off,” “Drip Demeanor,” and “Why I Still Love You”) and an acapella version of one of the new tunes.

Hours before unleashing the EP to the world, Missy made the announcement via social media.

“At midnight tonight I’m dropping a collection of new songs!” she wrote on Twitter.

“Let’s #ThrowItBack” to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance.”

All the tracks on Iconology were produced by Missy as well as Timbaland and Wili Hendrix.

To coincide with the record’s release Missy also premiered the music video for the album’s first single “Throw it Back.” Watch the four-minute clip above.

Iconology is currently available on all digital streaming platforms.

Iconology features Missy’s first new set of tunes since 2005’s The Cookbook. While things have been quiet at Camp Missy Elliott over the last couple of years, it doesn’t mean she’s been entirely out of the spotlight. She’s recently joined forces with Ariana Grande on her Sweetener track “Borderline,” and Lizzo for her smash single “Tempo.”

IMTV recently announced that Missy will be presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the upcoming 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. The award will be presented during the live broadcast of the show on Monday, Aug. 26.

Because receiving a prestigious award isn’t enough, Missy also made history earlier this year as the first female hip-hop artist, and the third-ever rapper, to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In addition to everything Missy has accomplished so far in 2019, she recently received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music. This makes her the first female rapper to receive an honorary doctorate from the prestigious institution.

As she signed in her Iconology announcement tweet, you can now call her Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott.

The 1975 trade their signature Brit-pop for a heavier sound in ‘People’

Wake up, people! We have some brand-spanking-new music from the 1975.

On Thursday (Aug. 22), following days of teasing, the British rock band unveiled their brand new song. Titled “People,” the latest track sounds completely unlike previous tracks with it’s harder and rougher sound and screaming vocals throughout its three-minute runtime.

Frontman Matty Healy previously said that their new album would sound different than its predecessor, and it if this song is any indication, then it’s holding true.

To coincide with the new song’s debut, the group also unleashed the music video for “People.” Directed by Healy, the clip finds the band at the center of a room surrounded by screens. On the screen, images and the lyrics of the new tune broadcast around the foursome. Check out the music video for “People” above.

“People” is the first official single off the act’s upcoming studio album Notes on a Conditional Form. The forthcoming record will reportedly see a release time frame of February 2020, something fans may not be too happy about. Note on a Conditional Form is the long-awaited companion album to 2018’s A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.

Last month, the quartet released their traditional self-titled track. The tracked featured a monologue from 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Earlier this week, the 1975 were announced as one of many bands slated to take the stage at the 2019 incarnation of Riptide Music Festival. The 1975 join The Killers, the Revivalists, Judah & the Lion, Catfish and the Bottleman, and more on this year’s roster.

Around the time of their Riptide appearance, the group will be in the middle of a short North American outing.

The tour begins on Nov. 16 with a two-night engagement at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey and concludes on Nov. 24 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Charlie Puth goes ‘Fast and the Furious’ in ‘I Warned Myself’

Charlie Puth has been quiet for a bit, but things are about to change. On Wednesday (Aug. 21), the New York-born singer unleashed his first new song in over a year. Titled “I Warned Myself,” the tune was written by Puth and produced by the singer and Benny Blanco.

In conjunction with the new song’s premiere, Puth has also released the two-and-a-half-minute music video for the song. The clip features Puth in different scenarios including a desert, a soundstage with a model, inside a warehouse surrounded by women, and pulling off an incredibly-dangerous stunt by climbing onto the roof of a moving car and just standing on it as it goes.

Let’s just say that this music video could easily be an outtake from a “Fast and the Furious” film. Watch the Brendan Vaughan-directed video above.

“I Warned Myself” is Puth’s first new song since the release of his Grammy-nominated sophomore album Voicenotes. The album was released in 2018 and produced several hit singles including “Attention,” “How Long,” “The Way I Am,” and “Done for Me” featuring Kehlani.

While it’s taken almost a year for Puth to release new material, he’s been keeping busy behind the scenes. He recently provided his gifts for several artists including Katy Perry (“Small Talk”), 5 Seconds of Summer (“Easier”), Maroon 5 (“Lips on You”), Michael Bublé (“Love You Anymore”), and more.

As previously revealed, Puth will perform at the Midtown Music Festival in Georgia and a few weeks later headline the Palco Sunset stage at Rock in Rio on Oct. 5.

 

Lizzo and Missy Elliot bring the party in ‘Tempo’

There’s no stopping Lizzo and we’re more than elated about that.

On Friday (July 26), the musician unleashed the music video for her latest single, and boppy as hell track, “Tempo.” The barely-three-minute clip features the singer and a slew of people hanging out in the parking lot of a diner named Lizzo’s Diner (because why the heck not).

Decked out in a blue sequins bikini, blue fur cape, bright red cowboy hat, and white boots, Lizzo gets down with the dancers surrounding her as they twerk and float their way through the clip.

Halfway through the song, Missy Elliot somehow emerges from under the hood of one of the cars stationed in the lot. As always, Missy is decked out in her iconic athletic wear jumpsuit with the world TEMPO scrawled across the jacket in red sequins.

All in all, the music video looks like the type of block party we want to attend. Check out the Andy Hines-directed clip above.

“Tempo” is featured on Lizzo’s massively successful Nice Life and Atlantic Records debut album, CUZ I LOVE YOU. While this album is her mainstream breakthrough, it’s actually the singer’s overall third studio effort.

“Tempo” joins hit songs “Juice,” “Like a Girl,” “Jerome,” and “Truth Hurts” on CUZ I LOVE YOU. The full-length was released in mid-April and peaked at the number six spot on the Billboard 200 charts and the top spot on the newly-launched Rolling Stone 200 chart.

This fall, Lizzo will hit the North American touring circuit once more for her CUZ I LOVE YOU TOO tour.

All tour dates have been classified as sold out resulting in two venues changes (Sept. 10 in Tampa and Sept. 19 in Toronto) and the addition of a second show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

The new set of shows begin with a two-night engagement at the Fillmore in New Orleans (Sept. 7 and 8) and conclude with her newly added two-night stop at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco (Oct. 27 and 28). The full tour itinerary can be found here.

Lizzo’s already busy schedule keeps on getting busier. Earlier this month, she joined forces with Charli XCX for the latter’s new banger “Blame It on Your Love.” The song will appear on Charl XCX’s upcoming new album, Charli.

Because taking over the music world isn’t enough for a BAMF like Lizzo, she will make her acting debut in Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming film “Hustlers.” “Hustlers” hits theaters in September.

Hayley Kiyoko releases ‘The Craft’-inspired music video for ‘I Wish’

Hayley Kiyoko is back and casting a spell on her fans.

On Thursday (July 18), the multi-talented artist unleashed her first new song in over a year. Titled “I Wish,” the song finds the musician yearning for a failed relationship. Playing close to the song’s subject matter, the music video features a group of girlfriends gathering to help one of them (Kiyoko) overcome her failed relationship.

Like close friends do, they try to help her out by giving her a special potion and cast a spell to help her forget her former significant other. After the spell is cast and Kiyoko drinks the tonic, the girls break out into some serious dance moves.

In the end, it appears like the potion and spell did their job when the image of Kiyoko’s ex starts to fade.

Watch the bewitching music video, which was directed by Kiyoko, above.

In a press statement, Kiyoko explains where her inspiration for the new track came from.

“It’s really hard when you love someone who doesn’t feel the same way,” the singer writes.

“In this video, I wanted to bring to life the support group we all need when our love for someone isn’t being reciprocated. Having a strong support system of friends is so important to remind us we are loved and we are not alone.”

“I Wish” marks Kiyoko’s first release since her breakthrough debut record, Expectations. The album was released in March of 2018, earning a lot of praise from fans and critics alike.

In honor of the new song, Kiyoko will be hosting an exclusive “I Wish” The Experience pop up this upcoming weekend. The event will take place on Friday (July 19) and Saturday (July 20) at The Row in Downtown Los Angeles.

The pop-up event will include a station where fans can request special wishes, a potions bar, limited-edition merchandise, and more.

Fresh off an exciting and jam-packed 2018, the musician is showing no signs of stopping. This summer Kiyoko will perform at a handful of high-profile music festivals including Lollapalooza (Aug. 1), Osheaga (Aug. 4), and Reading and Leeds (Aug. 23-24).

Charli XCX joins forces with Christine and the Queens for ‘Gone’

Charli XCX is back with another new song from her much-anticipated third studio album. On Thursday (July 18), the musician released the music video for her latest single, “Gone.” The track features musician Christine and the Queens.

Watch the Colin Solal Cardo-directed music video above.

“Gone” joins previously released tracks “1999” and “Blame it on Your Love” on Charli. Charli is due out Sept. 13 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

Christine and the Queens join several other prominent special guests on the forthcoming studio effort. HAIM, Troye Sivan, Sky Ferreira, Kim Petras, and many more round out the 15-track album.

Charli is the follow-up to 2014’s Sucker.

Charli will sit down with Christine and the Queens for a one-on-one chat about their collaboration on Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. EST. The conversation will stream live on her Beats 1 show The Candy Shop.

Last month, Charli announced a slew of tour dates for later this year. The Charli LIVE World Tour will invade North America throughout September and October.

As the time of publication, a handful of shows have been classified as sold out. Those gigs include Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

The All-American Rejects return with their three-song EP, share its lead single

After what has felt like an eternity, the All-Amerian Rejects are finally back! On Tuesday (July 16), the Oklahoma-founded group returned with a slew of goodies for their patient (but long-suffering) fan base. Two years after releasing their last set of new tunes (“Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes”), the four-piece confirmed the immediate release of their digital EP.

Titled Send Her to Heaven, the record features three new tracks; “Gen Why? (DGAF),” “Demons,” and the album’s title track and lead single “Send Her to Heaven.”

Watch the four-minute, theatrical music video for “Send Her to Heaven” above.

Send Her to Heaven is currently available for purchase here. This EP marks the band’s first release through their new home of Epitaph Records.

When asked about the decision to release these three songs together on the album, guitarist Nick Wheeler revealed that it had to do with each of the song’s connection to one another.

“’Send Her to Heaven’ and ‘Demons’ just went together thematically,” Wheeler reveals to Alternative Press in a recent interview.

“‘Send Her to Heaven’ is about a debaucherous person, and ‘Demons’ is the redemption and the self-realization at the end of it. We had listened to the songs together and thought, ‘Hey, this makes sense. Let’s put them all out there.’”

Now that there’s new music out there don’t expect this to be a precursor to a brand new album. The group does not have any plans to release the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Kids in the Street any time soon.

“There’s not a plan to do that [an album] anytime soon, but we’re naturally coming into the space where we are creating when we feel like it,” Wheeler reveals.

“When the opportunity for us to make music on a greater scale happens, we’re going to take that opportunity and run with it. Hopefully [this EP] will take us naturally into our next chapter, whatever that is.”

Fitz and the Tantrums return with ‘I Just Wanna Shine’

If Fitz and the Tantrums keep treating fans to new songs before their new album drops in September, then there won’t be any songs left. On Monday (July 15), the Los Angeles-founded band unleashed another new track from their upcoming fourth studio album. Titled “I Just Wanna Shine,” the electro-pop act not only unveiled the new tune but also shared its corresponding music video.

The music video follows a teenager as she goes about her daily routine, though it seems to mirror “Groundhog Day” as we witness the same thing over and over again. We watch as she wakes up in the morning, gets ready for the day ahead of her, feeds her younger sibling, checks on her absentee guardian, and skateboards around town.

Every single day, she sets up shop in front of different storefronts to practice her breakdancing but gets kicked out of each of the locations. Not one to be deterred, she persists.

As the video gets close to the end, we watch as she discovers an abandoned building with an open door. She’s finally able to break the mundane cycle and practice without interruptions on the building’s rooftop, overlooking the city.

Watch the music video for “I Just Wanna Shine” above.

Fitz and the Tantrums recently announced that “I Just Wanna Shine” will be featured in Walmart’s official back-to-school campaign, so expect to hear the song everywhere from now through September.

“I Just Wanna Shine” joins “All the Feels,” “I Need Help!,” “Don’t Ever Let Em,” and current radio hit “123456″ on All the Feels. All the Feels is due out Sept. 20 through Elektra Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase on the band’s website.

All the Feels is the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Fitz and the Tantrums.

In support of the new album, Fitz and the Tantrums are currently on the road with Young the Giant on their massive co-headlining summer tour.

COIN and Alice Merton will open for the bands during the excursion. COIN will play the role of supporting act during the July shows while Alice Merton will play the role of supporting act during the August shows.

The tour will invade the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Tuesday (July 16). The full list of tour dates can be found here.