Billie Eilish returns with her new track ‘My Future’

Billie Eilish is back and already giving us all the “feels.”

On Friday (July 31), the pop star released her brand new song, “My Future.” In true Billie fashion, the almost-four-minute tune begins somber and moody, but about two minutes in, it takes a turn for the upbeat.

According to Eilish, she and her brother/frequent collaborator Finneas wrote and recorded the track in two days.

“This was such a satisfying process. It was so, so satisfying. We wrote the song in like two days,” she reveals to Zane Lowe on his New Music Daily show on Apple Music.

But the quick turnaround time wasn’t the only thing that Eilish was proud of. In an email to fans, she explains how the track is a reflection of how she felt when the neverending quarantine first began.

“We wrote this at the very beginning of quarantine. It’s a song that’s really, really personal and special to me. When we wrote this song, it was exactly where my head was at — hopeful, excited, and a crazy amount of self-reflection and self-growth,” Eilish wrote.

“But recently it has also taken on a lot of new meaning in the context of what’s happening in the world now. I hope you can all find meaning in it for yourselves.”

She continues: “The future feels uncertain and crazy right now. But I think we need to be ready to put the work in, and if we do that, we should be hopeful and excited for our future.”

Watch the animated music video, which was directed by Andrew Onorato, above.

“My Future” is Eilish’s first new song since the release of “No Time to Die,” the theme song she provided for the upcoming James Bond film.

Yesterday, Eilish was nominated for a total of six MTV Video Music Awards. She will compete in the “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Video for Good,” and other categories. The full list of nominations for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards can be found here.

Bastille returns with their hypnotic new song ‘What You Gonna Do?’

Bastille has a brand new song, and it looks like the band is beyond stoked to share it with their fans.

On Thursday (July 30), the British four-piece released their first new song in over a year.

Titled “What You Gonna Do?,” the barely two-and-a-half-minute tune finds Bastille doing what they do best; giving us a catchy bop that we would kill to hear at a summertime music festival (we can dream, right?).

Blur’s Graham Coxon plays guitar and provides vocals on the new tune while Smith and Mark Crew produced it.

Watch the hypnotic music video for “What You Gonna Do?” which was created by London-based animator Rezza above.

“What You Gonna Do?” marks Bastille’s first new song since the release of their third studio album, Doom Days, in 2019.

“We finished the song, and it felt urgent. We didn’t want to sit on it,” frontman Dan Smith reveals about the surprise new track.

Not only were the band members excited to release the new tune, but it also looks like it’s the launching pad for their brand new era (and fourth studio album, we imagine).

“This next phase feels like a new beginning. It’s about completely tearing up our process, being spontaneous, and starting again.”

Smith also reveals that the group has more tunes up their sleeves and that they plan on releasing it little by little instead of waiting to drop a full, new album.

“We’re just really excited by the new songs. I think we’re making some of the best music we’ve ever made. We want to put it out there now and not wait for the whole album to be done before anyone starts to hear it. This is about where we are now and hearing us in real-time.”

Marilyn Manson announces September release date for ‘We Are Chaos,’ debuts lead single

Surprise (or maybe not)! Marilyn Manson has a new record heading our way later this year.

On Wednesday (July 29), the shock rocker unveiled that he will be releasing a brand new collection of tunes in the fall.

Titled We are Chaos, the forthcoming release is due out September 11 through Loma Vista Recordings. The 10-track effort was produced by Manson and Shooter Jennings.

In a lengthy press statement, Manson reflects on the album, even giving some insight on his perception of the new tracks and the story behind them.

“When I listen to WE ARE CHAOS now, it seems like just yesterday or as if the world repeated itself, as it always does, making the title track and the stories seem as if we wrote them today,” the musician writes.

He continues: “This was recorded to its completion without anyone hearing it until it was finished. There is most definitely a side A and side B in the traditional sense. But just like an LP, it is a flat circle, and it’s up to the listener to put the last piece of the puzzle into the picture of songs.

This concept album is the mirror Shooter and I built for the listener—it’s the one we won’t stare into. There are so many rooms, closets, safes, and drawers. But in the soul or your museum of memories, the worst are always the mirrors. Shards and slivers of ghosts haunted my hands when I wrote most of these lyrics.

Making this record, I had to think to myself: ‘Tame your crazy, stitch your suit. And try to pretend that you are not an animal,’ but I knew that mankind is the worst of them all. Making mercy is like making murder. Tears are the human body’s largest export.”

Deep.

To coincide with the new album announcement, Manson debuted its first single and title track, “We are Chaos.” Watch the Matt Mahurin-directed (photographed and edited) video above.

We are Chaos is the follow-up to 2017’s Heaven Upside Down. Pre-orders are available on Manson’s website.

The complete tracklisting for We are Chaos can be found below.

We are Chaos tracklisting:

01. “Red Black and Blue”
02. “We are Chaos”
03. “Don’t Chase the Dead”
04. “Paint You with My Love”
05. “Half-way & One Step Forward”
06. “Infinite Darkness”
07. “Perfume”
08. “Keep My Head Together”
09. “Solve Coagula”
10. “Broken Needle”

Katy Perry heads into the wild in ‘Daisies’

When she not dressing up as a roll of toilet paper or as Dumbo (watch this, and you’ll understand) or sitting on the judge’s panel on “American Idol,” Katy Perry can sometimes be found making pop music.

After releasing some new songs here and there over the last couple of years, it looks like Perry is finally ready to unleash her long-awaited musical baby (she’s expecting her first child with fiance Orlando Bloom this summer).

On Friday (May 15), the California gurl debuted the first single off her sixth studio album on Zane Lowe’s New Music Daily show. During the chat, Perry revealed that “Daisies” was written during a particularly dark time around the release of her last studio album, Witness.

“I wrote this song just like it’s another anthem for myself. I came out of a pretty dark time on [2017’s] Witness, and I’ve been writing a record for two years,” she tells the radio host.

“I wrote some of it while I was clinically depressed and trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel. And when I’m writing songs like ‘Firework’ or ‘Roar,’ it’s not because I’m feeling hunky-dory. It’s literally because I am having really dark thoughts and trying to come out of it.”

What came out of that time was a track which she named “Daisies.”

To coincide with the audio’s release, Perry unveiled the song’s accompanying music video. The almost-three-minute clip features Perry in what appears to be a flower field at first dressed in a flowing white outfit. The location changes to a rock formation where she strips, revealing her very pregnant belly as she bathes in the rock formation’s waterfall.

Watch the music video for “Daisies” above.

“Daisies” is the first official single off Perry’s yet-to-be-titled sixth studio album. Over the last couple of years, she’s released several standalone singles, including “Never Worn White,” “Harley in Hawaii,” “Small Talk,” “Never Really Over,” and “365.”

While we don’t know its title or if the previously released singles will find a home on the forthcoming record, Perry has confirmed that her new set of tunes is due out Aug. 14 through Capitol Records.

The Ghost Inside make their long-awaited return with ‘Aftermath’

The Ghost Inside are officially back!

On Wednesday (April 22), the California-founded band gave fans a massive dose of great news, news that you can say has been five years in the making.

This June, the band will release their much-anticipated fifth studio album, The Ghost Inside. The upcoming record is due out June 5 through the band’s home of Epitaph Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available for purchase here.

Will Putney from Fit For an Autopsy did a lot of the technical aspects of the record like producing, engineering, and mixing while A Day to Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon co-produced.

As if that wasn’t good enough, the band also unleashed its first single, “Aftermath.” According to the group’s post on social media, the new tune is “a tribute to the community that supported us, stood by us, and raised us from the ashes.”

Watch the music video for “Aftermath” above, which features news footage from the tragic bus accident that changed their lives.

The Ghost Inside marks the group’s long-awaited return to the music world. Following a few setbacks during recovery, it’s nice to see that not only are they back, but they are back and ready to take on the world.

The Ghost Inside is the follow-up to 2014’s Dear Youth.

5 Seconds of Summer go for trippy in ‘Wildflower’

We just want to know how high the guys from 5 Seconds of Summer were when they shot this music video because it was a trip from beginning to end. Think of it as a hallucinogen daydream mixed with chunks from the 70s and 90s.

Don’t believe us? Watch “Wildflower” above.

Side note. According to the band, they filmed the video by passing a green screen from house to house and letting each of them do their own thing.

“We made this at home by passing around a green screen from house to house (disinfecting it of course) and capturing the footage on our phones.”

At least they’re being hygienic about it.

“Wildflower” is featured on 5 Seconds of Summer’s latest release, C.A.L.M.

Kelly Clarkson gets a little help from her friends on the multilingual version of her new song ‘I Dare You’

Being isolated for an extended period of time has helped some musicians get their creative juices flowing, and Kelly Clarkson is definitely one of them.

On Thursday (April 16), the songstress unleashed a brand new track titled “I Dare You.” The three-and-a-half-minute track was penned by Natalie Hemby (The Highwomen, Kacey Musgraves), Laura Veltz (Dan + Shay, Maren Morris), and Ben West (P!nk, Lady Antebellum). The new tune was produced by Clarkson’s longtime collaborator Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Jennifer Lopez).

In a press statement, Clarkson reveals that the song is “a sensational anthem of resilience by way of love and positivity.”

Because Clarkson likes to go beyond what is expected, she also revealed that she joined forces with singers from around the world to create multilingual duet versions of the track.

You see. We weren’t kidding when we said she goes up and beyond.

The five-track collection finds Clarkson collaborating with Zaz (“Appelle Ton Amour” – French Version), Faouzia (“كنتحداك” – Arabic Version), Blas Cantó (“Te Reto A Amar” – Spanish Version), Glasperlenspiel (“Trau Dich” – German Version), and Maya Buskila (“בוא נראה” – Hebrew Version).

“This is my favorite/hardest project that I’ve ever worked on,” Clarkson explains.

“It has always been a dream of mine, as I grew up singing in different languages, to find that perfect song, with the perfect message, to connect us all globally and then record that song with several other artists around the world in their native languages.

We have put a lot of work into this as a team and decided to continue with our release date of this project because we feel like we all couldn’t be more connected right now across the world, and maybe this message will bring a little hope in this sometimes dark, and isolating time. Thank you so much to all the artists that worked on this with me. We hope everyone out there connects with this message and chooses love instead of fear. I dare you.”

Check out Clarkson’s mega-mix of “I Dare You,” featuring all her collaborators above.

While we’re not sure what the state of music is going to be in a few weeks, let alone a few months, it looks like Clarkson is still set to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third consecutive year.

If that’s not enough, Clarkson announced last year that she will be joining the long list of musicians who have taken the Las Vegas residency route. Clarkson’s show, Kelly Clarkson: Invincible, will begin on July 29 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

A Day to Remember drop their new song ‘Mindreader,’ still don’t have a release date for ‘You’re Welcome’

How long has it been since A Day to Remember dropped a new song?

Well, if we’re being honest, we haven’t gotten a new tune from the five-piece since last year, but that changed this morning.

On Wednesday (April 15), the Florida-founded band shared another new track from their much anticipated seventh studio album, You’re Welcome. Titled “Mindreader, the barely three-minute track finds A Day to Remember leaning more towards their melodic sound rather than the screamy/singing combination that they’ve become known for.

In a press statement, frontman Jeremy McKinnon reveals that this song is actually one of his favorites from the forthcoming album and the first one that everyone in the band loved.

“This song was one of my personal favorites off the new album from the day it was written,” McKinnon explains.

“I wrote it with the incredibly talented Mike Green. Fun fact, it was the first song I’ve ever sent the guys in the band that was unanimously loved. This song was written to be a lighthearted take on people in relationships expecting their partners to read their minds.”

And there you have it. Mindreader.

To coincide with the song’s release, the band also unveiled the animated clip for the track. The video was directed by Awesome, Inc. (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies).

As it turns out, the group already had the music video done when the crazy pandemic struck.

“We’ve had this video done for some time now, and seeing as how our album isn’t out yet and the state of the world is keeping us off the road, we wanted to get some new material out there for our fans as soon as possible.”

Check out the music video for “Mindreader” above.

“Mindreader” joins previously released tracks “Degenerates” and “Resentment” on A Day to Remember’s upcoming new album, You’re Welcome. While it still does not have a release date (we’re waiting, guys), the record will be released through the group’s new home of Fueled By Ramen.

Watch Twenty One Pilots throw a light show from self-isolation in ‘Level of Concern’

Being stuck inside the house may be bad, but Twenty One Pilots are taking advantage and giving fans something new to jam out to.

On Thursday (April 9), the Ohio twosome unleashed a brand new song titled “Level of Concern.” Instead of being dark and brooding, the song’s beat makes you want to get up and dance.

To coincide with the new song’s release, the duo unleashed its official music video.

The almost-four-minute clip begins with frontman Tyler Joseph setting up a camera in what appears to be his recording studio. The video progresses with the singer recording the lyrics and guitar portion of the track while also showing off some dance moves.

Once he’s done, we watch him put a flash drive in an envelope and send it off. Drummer Josh Dunn receives the flash drive and, like Joseph, sets up a camera to record his portion of the song. This back-and-forth of recording their share of the song and mailing it out goes on for the rest of the clip.

In between this ongoing exchange, we see Joseph and his wife with their baby girl and Dunn with his fiancee to throw a massive party in their respective homes.

The twosome once again joined forces with longtime music video collaborators Reel Bear Media. Watch the music video for “Level of Concern” above.

“Level of Concern” is Twenty One Pilots’ first new song since the release of their critically acclaimed fifth studio album, Trench.

Because a lot of musicians are doing their part to help out with the pandemic, Twenty One Pilots are releasing an exclusive Crew Nation hoodie. A portion of proceeds from “Level of Concern” and the hoodie will go to Crew Nation – Global Relief Fund for Live Music Crews. You can find out more about Crew Nation here.