They scored one of the year’s biggest hits with their international smash Am I Wrong, but now Nico & Vinz are gearing up for the release of their debut studio album and putting the final touches in place for the record’s next official single.
The Norwegian duo will re-release the single In Your Arms in the UK on 9 November, as the next cut from the forthcoming full lengther Black Star Elephant which is currently scheduled to follow a day later (iTunes preorder link here).
In Your Arms was first released by the band when they were recording as Envy back in 2010, before they changed their name to Nico & Vinz in January this year to coincide with their signing to major label Warner Bros. Records. Am I Wrong went on to top the singles charts in the UK, New Zealand and Norway and has become one of the world’s most streamed tracks on Spotify.
Preorder In Your Arms on iTunes now and watch the official music video below.
Earlier this month, Pink and Canadian singer Dallas Green announced details of their upcoming collaborative project You+Me, and here we have another song from the duo’s debut duets album, Rose Ave.
Break The Cycle is the folk record’s token instant grat track and was premiered earlier this week over at Huffington Post. It’s available with preorders ahead of the album’s official launch on 13 October via RCA, and follows the release of lead single You+Me.
“We were at the bar talking and I really wanted to write a song about my mom,” Pink told HuffPost Entertainment. “It didn’t turn out to be quite the love song I thought it would be, but it’s very honest and came out to be so much more.”
“The words of the chorus is the loving, nurturing part,” Green added. “I did not expect this song to turn out the way it did and it’s so good.”
A sepia-tinted clip for Break The Cycle was posted on the duo’s official VEVO page earlier today which you can watch below.
Whilst UK fans have only been able to download Jessie J’s power collab Bang Bang for the past week, to the rest of the world the Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande-assisted single is old hat and so the British singer has now decided to premiere and release the second cut from her upcoming third studio album. Et voila.
Burnin’ Up features a guest appearance from US rapper 2 Chainz and a song-writing credits reel that’s as long as your arm but it’s another catchy pop number nonetheless and is scheduled to be released everywhere but in the UK on 23 September as the latest cut from its parent album Sweet Talker.
An official music video is reportedly on its way courtesy of director Hannah Lix Davis who also helmed the Bang Bang one but, until then, we have a basic pseudo clip to tide us over whilst the album is currently scheduled for a 14 October UK launch and you can preorder your copy here.
Mary J. Blige has premiered the official audio for two new songs from her upcoming album The London Sessions; a collection that sees America’s leading lady in R&B teaming up with some of the UK’s leading musical exports and is set to be released to iTunes on 24 November.
Whole Damn Year serves as the lead US single from the collection and the heartbreak ballad, co-produced and written by Naughty Boy and Emeli Sandé, couldn’t find Blige in finer form as she beautifully traverses a sparse piano and snare accompaniment to lament the breakdown of a relationship.
Conversely, Therapy sees her trading in the heartbreak for resolution as she throws her knowing, no-nonsense attitude over a mid-tempo classic soul beat, and calls upon the assistance of Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes just a few months after she appeared on a duet version of the former’s international hit Stay With Me.
Both songs were posted on the Family Affair singer’s official VEVO page today, coinciding with the album being made available to preorder on iTunes. They arrive a fortnight after the unveiling of the album’s lead promotional single Right Now which was produced by UK electronic duo Disclosure.
UK four piece Rixton have announced details of their upcoming debut album and premiered the lyric video for their latest single online.
The group, responsible for the UK chart-topper Me and My Broken Heart (also a #14 hit in America), posted the clip for follow up single Wait On Me on their official VEVO page earlier today. Scheduled for release to UK iTunes on 9 November but already out in the US, the track is the second official single to be lifted from the band’s debut album Let The Road which will follow on 6 January 2015.
The collection will also feature Whole, their recent contribution to the motion picture soundtrack for The Giver, as well as a song co-written with British singer Ed Sheeran called Hotel Ceiling.
Watch the lyric video for Wait On Me below and scroll down for the full album tracklist.
Let The Road tracklist:
1. Let the Road
2. Wait On Me
4. Beautiful Excuses
5. Me and My Broken Heart
6. Hotel Ceiling
7. I Like Girls
9. We All Want the Same Thing
Tegan & Sara have collaborated with Blake Sennett and Jarrod Gorbel aka Night Terrors of 1927 on this lead single from the alt-pop duo’s new EP Anything To Anyone which comes out in the States on 23 September via Atlantic Records.
Taking its lead from the 80s-tinged synthpop that made the Quin sisters’ 2013 album Heartthrob one of the finest pop executions in recent years, When You Were Mine is a twinkling dose of shimmering nostalgia and it has its own lyric video too which you can catch below.
Last month, New Zealand singer Brooke Fraser returned with Psychosocial, the experimental first taster of her recording sessions with Bat For Lashes and Marina & The Diamonds producer David Kosten for her upcoming fourth studio album.
Today the Wellington-raised songstress premiered their latest collaboration and the LP’s official lead single Kings & Queens, which she explains is about discovering your own identity.
“There are so many songs about love and lost love, but identity sits at the root of that – our desire to belong“, explains Fraser. “‘Kings and Queens’ touches on that – finding yourself, the search for an anchor, the truth of who you are and how you live.”
The audio for Kings & Queens was posted on the singer’s official VEVO page earlier today, ahead of the throbbing, R&B-flecked number’s official iTunes launch on 26 September. Catch it below and let us know what you think in the comments section below.