Panic! at the Disco head ‘Into the Unknown’ with their ‘Frozen 2’ contribution

It’s time to take a trip with Panic! at the Disco and head into the unknown.

On Monday (Nov. 4), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed the full version of their “Frozen 2” soundtrack contribution, “Into the Unknown.” Originally performed by the film’s star Idina Menzel (aka Queen Elsa), this version is unmistakably Panic! at the Disco.

It’s definitely a Panic! song with frontman Brendon Urie’s easily recognizable vocals, those horns, and you can’t forget the collection of “ah ah ahs” that have become a staple throughout the last couple of Panic! at the Disco records.

Check out the lyric video for the song above.

The original version of “Into the Unknown” was featured in one of the first trailers released for the much-anticipated sequel.

Panic! at the Disco joins the movie’s stars Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Josh Gad (Olaf), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), and newcomer Evan Rachel Wood (Iduna) as well as Weezer, and Kacey Musgraves on the upcoming film’s soundtrack.

Oscar-award winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez return to their post as the writers for the original songs while Christophe Beck will provide the original score for the highly-anticipated sequel.

The “Frozen 2” soundtrack is due out Nov. 15 thought Walt Disney Records. The record will be released a week before the film’s theatrical debut on Nov. 22 (just in time for Thanksgiving). Pre-orders for the soundtrack are currently available for purchase.

Tickets for “Frozen 2” are now on sale.

Ben Platt unleashes ‘The Politician’ companion EP

Armed with a chart-topping debut album, several sold-out gigs, and a hit Netflix series, you’d think Ben Platt would take some kind of time off, right?

Wrong.

On Tuesday (Oct. 22), the award-winning artist unleashed a four-song EP directly connected to his current project, Netflix’s The Politician. Dubbed Music from the Netflix Original Series the Politician (yeah we know, the title is longer than the album’s runtime), the record features updated versions of several tracks from classic and iconic performers.

The album includes reworked versions of Joni Mitchell’s “River,” Billy Joel’s “Vienna,” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Unworthy of Your Love,” the latter performed as a duet by Platt and his The Politician co-star Zoey Deutch (check it out above).

But covers are not the only things you will find on the surprise album. Platt’s original song “Run Away” rounds out the record. “Run Away” can be found on Platt’s recently released debut album Sing to Me Instead.

Sing to Me Instead was released at the end of March and peaked at the number 18 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Before its release, the album sprouted several singles, including “Temporary Love,” “Grow As We Go,” “Ease My Mind,” and lead single “Bad Habit.”

Last week, Platt made headlines when he appeared on Kelly Clarkson’s talk show and performed his own rendition of Bob Dylan’s 1997 track “Make You Feel My Love” with the “American Idol” winner. The original version of the song can be found on Dylan’s 30th (yup 30th) studio album, Time Out of Mind.

Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, and Kacey Musgraves join ‘Frozen 2’ soundtrack

It’s time to “Let It Go” and make your way “Into the Unknown.”

At least we hope so (for all of our sakes).

On Monday (Sept. 30), the House of Mouse released the full tracklisting for the upcoming “Frozen” sequel’s original motion picture soundtrack. Like the original flick, the sequel’s soundtrack will feature songs performed by the movie’s stars including Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Josh Gad (Olaf), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), and newcomer Evan Rachel Wood (Iduna).

What is different from the upcoming album and its 2013 predecessor is the inclusion of not one, but three end credit tracks. Taking a cue from pop music, the “Frozen 2” soundtrack will feature Panic! at the Disco, Weezer, and country darling Kacey Musgraves giving their own spin on three new tunes.

The Brendon Urie-led act will take on Idina Menzel’s “Into the Unknown” while the “Buddy Holly” band will provide their rendition of Jonathan Groff’s “Lost in the Woods.” Hopefully, Musgraves will give Evan Rachel Wood’s “All is Found” her signature country-pop vibe.

For now, you can watch the latest trailer for the upcoming flick, which features Menzel’s “Into the Unknown.”

Oscar-award winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez return to their post as the writers for the original songs while Christophe Beck will provide the original score for the highly-anticipated sequel.

The “Frozen 2” soundtrack is due out Nov. 15 thought Walt Disney Records. The record will be released a week before the film’s theatrical debut on Nov. 22 (just in time for Thanksgiving). Pre-orders for the soundtrack are currently available for purchase.

FROZEN 2 SOUNDTRACK LIST:

1. “All is Found” – Evan Rachel Wood
2. “Some Things Never Change” – Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Jonathan Groff
3. “Into the Unknown” – Idina Menzel (feat. AURORA)
4. “When I Am Older” – Josh Gad
5. “Reindeer(s) are Better than People (cont.)” – Jonathan Groff
6. “Lost in the Woods” – Jonathan Groff
7. “Show Yourself” – Idina Menzel and Evan Rachel Wood
8. “The Next Right Thing” – Kristen Bell
9. “Into the Unknown” – Panic! at the Disco (end credits)
10. “All is Found” – Kacey Musgraves (end credits)
11. “Lost in the Woods” – Weezer (end credits)

Watch Kelly Clarkson and her daughter dance around in her music video for ‘Broken & Beautiful’

Kelly Clarkson is here to remind you that you can be broken and beautiful in her new song. On Thursday (April 26), the songstress released the music video for her new song “Broken & Beautiful.” The track is featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming animated film “UglyDolls” while the music video finds one of the dolls from the movie trying to break into Clarkson’s show.

The almost-four-minute clip begins with the Moxy (the pink UglyDoll voiced by Clarkson) trying to get into the backstage area of the concert venue, but is blocked by a burly, security guard. She finally figures out a way to get in without getting caught, but things don’t work out in her favor. Most of the video finds Moxy trying to make her Clarkson as the security guard is hot on her tail.

All the while, Clarkson is in her dressing room getting ready for her show with some assistance from her daughter, River Rose. In between the footage of Moxy’s journey to the stage and Clarkson’s pre-show rituals are shots taken directly from the upcoming animated film.

In the end, Moxy ends up on stage with Clarkson performing the song. A sweet ending for the doll who spent most of the music video running away from a security guard.

Watch the music video for “Broken & Beautiful” above.

“Broken & Beautiful” was co-written by P!NK, Johnny McDaid, Steve Mac, and Marshmello.

“Broken & Beautiful” joins “Girl in the Mirror” by Bebe Rexha, “Ugly” by Brazilian pop star Anitta, and “Don’t Change” by Why Don’t We on the UglyDolls Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The album is now available on all digital streaming platforms.

The soundtrack features songs by many of the film’s cast including Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Charli XCX, and more. “UglyDolls” is due out May 3.

The Weeknd, SZA, Travis Scott share their ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired track ‘Power is Power’

A week after announcing plans to release a “Game of Thrones”-inspired album, HBO and Columbia Records have finally unveiled its first single. On Thursday (April 18), the Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott shared their contribution to the fast-approaching new record.

The three-and-a-half-minute collaboration is titled “Power is Power,” a direct quote from HBIC Cersei Lannister to everyone’s least favorite Master of Coin Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in season two of the series. Listen to “Power is Power” above.

In addition to the trio, For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) will also include contributions from the National, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, X Ambassadors, Ellie Goulding, James Arthur, Maren Morris, and many more.

For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) is due out April 26. Additionally, Columbia Records is also offering several vinyl packages. One of the exclusive vinyl packages will feature nine different covers for the customer to choose from. The nine different covers represent the different houses featured on the series. According to the pre-order listing, the covers are “extremely limited” with only 2500 copies available worldwide.

While the digital versions of the album will be available at the end of the month, the vinyl versions will not be available until the end of July (July 26 to be specific). Pre-orders for For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) are available for purchase here. The full track listing for the album can be found below.

The final season of “Game of Thrones” premiered this past Sunday to a massive 17.4 million viewers. This broke HBO’s previous viewership rating record of 16.9 million which is attributed to the series’ season 7 finale.

FOR THE THRONE TRACK LISTING:

1. Maren Morris – “Kingdom of One”
2. SZA, The Weeknd, & Travis Scott – “Power is Power”
3. The Lumineers – “Nightshade”
4. Ellie Goulding – “Hollow Crown”
5. X Ambassadors – “Baptize Me” (Feat. Jacob Banks)
6. A$AP Rocky & Joey Bada$$ – “Too Many Gods”
7. The National – “Turn on Me”
8. James Arthur – “From the Grave”
9. Rosalía – “Me Traicionaste” (Feat. A.CHAL)
10. Lil Peep – “When I Lie (Remix)” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
11. Lennon Stella – “Love Can Kill”
12. Chloe x Halle – “Wolf at Your Door”
13. Mumford & Sons – “Devil in Your Eye”
14. Matt Bellamy – “Pray (High Valyrian)”

Game of Thrones-inspired album to be released at the end of April

It looks like HBO is sparing no expense when it comes to promoting the final season of their massive cult hit, “Game of Thrones.” On Tuesday (April 9), the network announced a partnership with Columbia Records to release an album inspired by the show. Titled For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones), the record is due out April 26; a week after the series’ final season is set to premiere.

The record will include contributions from the National, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, X Ambassadors, Ellie Goulding, James Arthur, Maren Morris, and many more. The album will reportedly also include a major collaboration from SZA, the Weeknd, and Travis Scott.

A source close to the project confirmed the rumor to Pitchfork over the weekend, revealing that “’Game of Thrones’ asked the Weeknd to record the song for fans. The Weeknd then brought SZA and Travis Scott onto the project.”

The National’s inclusion on the upcoming album shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as the band recorded “The Rains of Castamere” in 2012 for season two of the series.

Pre-orders for For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) are available for purchase here. The album will feature nine different covers to represent the different houses featured on the series. According to Columbia Records, the covers are “extremely limited” and encourage fans to purchase the album with their favorite house as the cover before they run out.

It’s safe to assume that House Stark, House Lannister, and House Targaryen will be the first to go.

The soundtrack comes on the heels of several collaborations including Urban Decay, Mountain Dew, Shake Shack and most recently Oreo.

The final season of Game of Thrones lands on HBO on April 14.

‘Beetlejuice’ soundtrack to receive 30th anniversary reissue

It may be time to “shake, shake, shake señor” because the “Beetlejuice” soundtrack is about to get the reissue treatment. On Thursday (Dec. 6), it was announced that the soundtrack for the 1988 Tim Burton-directed film would be coming back to life to celebrate the flick’s 30th anniversary. Simply titled Beetlejuice 30th Anniversary Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the re-release is due out this Friday, Dec. 7 via Waxwork Records.

The upcoming remastered album will feature all of Danny Elfman’s music from the original soundtrack as well as the two Harry Belafonte songs that were heavily featured in the movie — “Jump in the Line” and “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song).”

The reissue come in the form of a 180-gram vinyl with two different designs to pick from; a half-black, half-white version or a “Beetlejuice” swirl which will mimic the demon’s iconic suit. The vinyl will also include original artwork by Justin Erickson of Toronto-based independent studio, Phantom City Creative.

The soundtrack will be available beginning this Friday, Dec. 7, via Waxwork’s website.

The soundtrack reissue isn’t only piece of “Beetlejuice”-related news fans have received within the last year. For a while, there were talks that a “Beetlejuice” sequel was in the works, but sadly, both Burton and Betelgeuse himself Michael Keaton have said that “it’s possible that ship has sailed.

Back in 2017, it was reported that a new writer had been hired to rewrite the original pitch for the sequel and even Lydia herself Winona Ryder said that she would be open to returning to the role.

Even if the sequel doesn’t happen, fans can always look forward to the Broadway adaptation of the film. Beetlejuice: The Musical just wrapped its run in Washington D.C. and will rise from the dead at the Winter Garden Theatre in March 2019. According to press material from the musical, the show will be “ruder, raunchier, and frankly more repellent than ever” and “really f***ing explicit.”

Alex Brightman (School of Rock) will take on the ghost with the most while Sophia Anne Caruso (Blackbird) will play everyone’s favorite sarcastic goth, Lydia.

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: Panic! at the Disco debut their ‘The Greatest Show’ cover

Theatrics is one of Panic! at the Disco’s strongest suits, so being featured on the upcoming The Greatest Showman – Reimagined covers album was almost a no brainer. On Friday (Nov. 2), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed their version of the soundtrack’s opening track, “The Greatest Show.” Originally performed by Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Keala Settle, and the Greatest Showman Ensemble, Panic! at the Disco’s version is clearly their own spin on the track as frontman Brendon Urie’s soaring vocals are unmistakable during the three-minute song.

“I admire Benj and Justin’s work and applaud the groundbreaking soundtrack they created for The Greatest Showman,” Urie said in a press statement. “I’m excited I got a chance to add a little of my own theatrics to the reimagined version of ‘The Greatest Show.’”

Listen to the newly released track above.

Panic! at the Disco’s “The Greatest Show” will join 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 album. Atlantic Records will reportedly release Kelly Clarkson’s version of Jenny Lind’s tearing jerking track, “Never Enough,” next Friday, Nov. 9.

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

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 forthcoming release 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: P!nk covers ‘A Million Dreams’ for ‘The Greatest Showman’ tribute album

“The Greatest Showman” is by far one of the year’s biggest hits. Both the film and its accompanying soundtrack have broken several records and won several awards. All this and 2018 hasn’t even ended. Because of its surprise accomplishments, Atlantic Records announced in early October plans to reissue the film’s soundtrack with some of music’s biggest stars taking on the film’s tunes.

On Wednesday (Oct. 24), P!nk released her contribution to the tribute album. The “What About Us” crooner was given the soundtrack’s second track, “A Million Dreams.” Originally recorded by Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Ziv Zaifman, P!nk stays true to the film’s version of the song with piano, guitar, an orchestra, and a lot of heart and emotion.

In addition to P!nk’s cover of “A Millions Dreams,” the reprise of the song was also released. As previously reported, the “A Million Dreams (Reprise)” was performed by the singer’s seven-year-old daughter, Willow Sage Hart. Listen to the “A Million Dreams (Reprise)” here.

As if the two songs wasn’t enough to get your fix, a behind-the-scene video of the mother-daughter duo recording their songs was also released. In the video, P!nk is seen cheering on her daughter, mouthing the lyrics to the song, and thanking the guys behind the movie/soundtrack for making this film.

“I grew up listening to ‘Annie’ and no one has done this for me, for my heart since I was a little girl,” Pink says in the clip. “And to have her finally have something like this…you made our favorite movie ever.”

Watch the behind-the-scenes footage here.

P!nk and Willow are joined by a diverse group of performers on the upcoming The Greatest Showman — Reimagined album. The record also features Panic! at the Disco, Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, Missy Elliot, Pentatonix, Sara Bareilles, and more.

Panic! at the Disco will give their own spin to the film’s opening track, “The Greatest Show,” while Kelly Clarkson will take on Jenny Lind’s tear-jerking track, “Never Enough.” The revamped soundtrack will also include a special version of the album’s breakout track, “This is Me,” performed by the film’s breakout star Keala Settle, Kesha, and Missy Elliott.

In addition to the ten tracks, the album will also feature four bonus songs. The bonus tracks will include a capella group Pentatonix’s take on “The Greatest Show,” 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 forthcoming release 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.