Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, aka Florida Georgia Line, swap the office humdrum for a poolside party in the newly premiered music video for their latest single Sun Daze.
The heavily-produced country track serves as the second official single from the duo’s sophomore album Anything Goes which flew to the top of the Billboard 200 earlier this month, and will reach UK shores on 4 November. It follows the release of the record’s lead cut Dirt which reached #1 on the US Country singles chart and peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles countdown.
In the States, Sun Daze seems to be attracting its own fair share of attention, some of it good and some of it bad. It’s the week’s most added song to US country radio so there are clearly plenty of networks willing to gamble upon putting it on air, despite ongoing grumblings about one particularly eyebrow-raising lyric. That which goes “Sit you up on the kitchen sink and stick a pink umbrella in your drink…“.
Watch the music video for Florida Georgia Line’s latest single below and find the album iTunes link here:
2014 has been a grand year for British singer George Ezra. The 21 year old from Hertford has seen his debut full length set Wanted On Voyage top the UK album charts, and go on to find itself at a not-too-shabby #15 ranking on the latest Official Charts countdown of the year’s biggest selling full lengthers.
Then there is its lead single Budapest – a top ten hit across the world that topped the charts in New Zealand and, after twenty six weeks on release (at the time of writing), is still yo-yo-ing about in the top half of the UK Top 40. Follow up single Blame It On Me, already a #6 UK hit, is also performing in a similarly buoyant fashion.
And now there’s a music video for another track from the album. The video for Listen to the Man premiered on Ezra’s VEVO page earlier today and this clip is quite special in that it stars one of Britain’s most loved actors, Sir Ian Mckellen. Not content with just receiving a cameo appearance, the X Men star literally steals the show and the song from the singer, leading to an entertaining sketch playing out between the two mid-way through the video.
“Do you know, Geoff… George…I love all your music from Bucharest onwards…“
Download Wanted On Voyage on iTunes now.
Olly Murs has premiered the official music video for his upcoming single Wrapped Up.
Scheduled for release on 16 November, the track serves as the lead single from the British singer’s upcoming fourth studio album Never Been Better, which will follow a week later.
The clip sees the Troublemaker singer strutting his stuff with some ladies and, as he did with that lead cut from his last record, 2012’s Right Place Right Time, Murs has enlisted the assistance of another American rapper to contribute vocals to his latest offering. Enter stage left, Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes who hasn’t bothered turning up for the video itself.
Written by the two singers with US hitmaker Claude Kelly and the track’s producer Steve Robson, Wrapped Up has already reached #15 on Australia’s ARIA chart. This week, Murs also debuted a live performance of the title track from his new album, which will also feature a collaboration with pop star Demi Lovato call Up.
Watch the video for Wrapped Up below and preorder the new album on iTunes here.
Las Vegas rock band Imagine Dragons have premiered the lead single from their upcoming second studio album online.
I Bet My Life was released to iTunes earlier today and will appear on the group’s follow up to their multi-platinum selling 2012 debut Night Visions. The new album is expected to arrive in February 2015 via Interscope Records and KIDinaCORNER, with Alex Da Kid back on board as executive producer.
Listen to the new single below.
Swedish duo Smith & Thell have premiered the official music video for their new single Hippie Van.
Unlike their previous electro-influenced releases (Super DJ, Illusion), Mary Jane and Victor’s latest single sees them jumping on the banjo bandwagon and embarking on a full scale folk pop onslaught. Lyrically, it’s about a girl (MJ) who kisses goodbye to an empty life of luxury and vanity, as she heads out in search of a more carefree lifestyle – and indeed a man with a hippie van.
”Hippie Van showed us the way”, says Mary. ”The song is about a longing for a less superficial world, which is very symbolic to us personally. We have never lived a superficial life – we’re two music nerds who live in our own little bubble. Hippie Van is our inner desire to return to organic music. Now we are getting back to our roots”.
It’s unashamedly cheery, has an earworm of a chorus that is accentuated by rousing strings and percussion and sing-along backing calls, and is more than likely to put a big smile on your face and get your feet moving. Watch the video below.
It’s been a busy week for Glaswegian trio CHVRCHES who, only a few days ago, dropped their new track Get Away from the recently-announced reissue of the Drive soundtrack on its curator Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show.
The band have also confirmed in recent interviews that they’re currently planning the follow up to their 2013 full length debut The Bones of What You Believe, although don’t get prematurely excited as they punctuated the announcement with a caveat that it could be some time in the making.
So instead, here we have the official music video for the sixth single to be lifted from their first album, Under The Tide, which received a US iTunes release last month.
Anyone unsure of the change in direction taken by Australian pop duo The Veronicas on their recent comeback single You Ruin Me should a) look to the fact that it became the sisters’ first to enter Australia’s ARIA chart at #1 and b) take a good listen to this latest taster from their incoming eponymously-titled third studio album.
Line of Fire has been released as an instant grat track in Australia to coincide with the launch of preorders for The Veronicas which is scheduled to arrive on 21 November, nearly seven years to the week that they released their stomper-laden last, Hook Me Up.
Whilst You Ruin Me may have foregone the pop sensibilities of The Veronicas’ previous singles, instead opting for a threadbare piano accompaniment and focussing on Jessica and Lisa’s vocal abilities, Line of Fire embraces their musical origins and is a big blast of ferocious electropop that should surely satisfy their hungry fans of olde.
(And UK readers, You Ruin Me reaches iTunes over there on 9 November so keep an eye out, because it’s rather special).