'Catch My Breath' is the New Single
Great news for fans of Kelly Clarkson today … homegirl has announced that she will be releasing her first greatest hits album next month. Titled Greatest Hits – Chapter 1, Kelly is making it crystal clear that she intends to release future greatest hits compilation albums … a sign that she is planning a long and successful music career. In addition to a collection of Kelly‘s already released hit songs, she will also include on this new compilation 3 new songs including a new single titled Catch My Breath (due out next week). Click below to see the artwork for Kelly‘s new single and learn more about the forthcoming release of her first greatest hits album. More »
'This Christmas' Is Coming Your Way
Welp, it looks like this coming Xmas is going to be a lot brighter (possibly) and a lot cheesier (definitely) because today we learn that former co-stars and apparent current BFFs Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta have teamed up to record a new holiday album titled This Christmas. According to the press release issued today, John and Olivia decided to celebrate the “season of giving” by releasing an album that would raise money for their respective charities — The Jett Travolta Foundation (created in honor of John‘s late son) and The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre. Not only will we get an album full of songs sung by John and Olivia but they are joined on the album by guest performers like Barbra Streisand, Kenny G, Tony Bennett, James Taylor and more! Click below to see the album art for This Christmas, read the full text of the press release announcement and see the tracklisting for this year’s MUST OWN Xmas album. More »
OK … it’s official … Adele has been tapped to perform the theme song for the forthcoming new James Bond film Skyfall. For months now, the common belief was that Adele would be the *only* artist right now who would be perfect for the job and now we know that that belief was right. The cover art for the Skyfall single has been released and Adele herself shares a photo from the recording of the track. Additionally, a 90 second preview of the song has also leaked its way online so … check it all out below. More »
It has been over 7 months since the world tragically lost Whitney Houston and, sadly, many of us are still not over the loss. As you may know, Whitney‘s mother Cissy Houston is writing a book about her late daughter and the Grammy Museum here in LA devoted an entire exhibit to Whitney. But it’s her music that will stand as the most effective tribute to her memory. On November 13, RCA Records is releasing a new Greatest Hits collection titled I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston that will collect, for the first time ever, many of Whitney‘s biggest and best loved hits on one disc. Click below to see the full size album cover and learn more about the album from the just issued press release. More »
Last week, we learned that Rihanna was planning the release this week of her new single Diamonds, the first from her as-yet-untitled 7th album (due out by year’s end). Earlier this week, we got our first look at the cover artwork for Diamonds. Today, we get to hear the song in full. Diamonds premiered on the radio at 8AM ET today and is now available for purchase on iTunes. For me, the song is only just alright. I find the chorus a bit too repetitive and there is something off about her vocals (something in the production makes her vocals sound robotic to me). I don’t hate this song but I’m not wowed either. Take a listen, lemme know what you think. Is it a hit?
Need more context? Click below to read the lyrics. More »
Posted under: 'Diamonds', Rihanna
The First Single from 'The Abbey Road Sessions'
Late last year Kylie Minogue announced that she would be releasing an album of her songs recorded with an orchestra in celebration of her 25th anniversary this year in the music biz. Today we get to check out the music video for the first single to be released from that album. Titled The Abbey Road Sessions, Kylie‘s new album (due out in November) will feature orchestral versions of some of her classic hit songs as well as new, previously unreleased tracks … like the first single Flower. Check out the very pretty video above for this very pretty ballad. Do you like?
Posted under: 'Flower', Kylie Minogue
The Vinyl Version
Last week Trent Reznor officially announced that his new “band” How to Destroy Angels will be releasing a new EP of music titled An Omen in November. Today, courtesy of HTDA member Mariqueen Reznor, we get our first look at the artwork for the 12″ vinyl version of An Omen. Q posted the photo on her official Twitter profile, check out the full-size image below. More »
The First Single from 'Born to Die: The Paradise Edition'
Yesterday we got our first look at the album art for Lana Del Rey‘s re-release album Born to Die: The Paradise Edition and today we get to hear in full the first single from the release. As you may know, The Paradise Edition of LDR‘s debut album will include the original 15 songs already released on the deluxe version of the Born to Die album in addition to 9 new tracks. This new single, The Ride, is one of those new tracks. As you can hear above, it sounds very LDRish in tone, theme and vocal style. Take a listen, see what you think. I dig it, do you?
Posted under: 'The Ride', Lana Del Rey
Watch the Lyric Video
Ke$ha is back with a forthcoming new album titled Warrior (due out in a few months) and a new single titled Die Young (out now). Seemingly out of nowhere, Ke$ha dropped this new track late yesterday and it is now available for purchase on iTunes … but you can hear the song in full by watching the official lyric video above. As you can hear, this new track is very sing-songy and upbeat … but it features a bit of Ke$ha‘s “rap style” mixed in as well. I have to say, I’m not the biggest Ke$ha fan but I’ve decided to give her a chance with this new album. I was impressed with her work on Britney Spears‘s last album Femme Fatale (she wrote ‘Til the World Ends) so I’m gonna see if she can impress me with this new album. As for this single, I guess it’s OK. It feels like one of those songs that grows on you. Take a listen, see what you think. Are you happy that Ke$ha is back among us?
Posted under: 'Die Young', Ke$ha
Check Out the Album Tracklist
Back in July we learned officially that Lana Del Rey is planning re-release her debut album Born To Die this Fall with a collection of previously unreleased tracks. The new version of the album, titled The Paradise Edition, will contain 9 extra tracks not included on the original 15 track deluxe version of Born To Die. Basically, she is releasing an entire new album of songs along with her debut album all over again. Click below to get your first look at the album art for Born To Die: The Paradise Edition and check out the full tracklisting for this 24 song album. More »