Ed Sheeran Teams Up With Ukrainian Band Antytila

Ukrainian band Antytila (АНТИТІЛА) has joined with Ed Sheeran to release a remix of Sheeran’s track “2step”.

Antytila previously made headlines when they requested Ed Sheeran to perform remotely from Kyiv to benefit the Concert For Ukraine, which took place at the end of March.
The band stated via TikTok, “Through music, we want to show the world that Ukraine is strong and unconquered. We’ll fight and sing for victory in front of the whole world that supports us.”

Now the artists have officially teamed up for the remix which will drop this coming Monday May 2nd.
Antytila has contributed a new section to the song, which highlights the need to hold on to hope whilst being apart from loved ones. Antytila frontman Taras Topolya told The Times (UK) that his lyrics were inspired by the distance from his family during the conflict. Tapas, who is married to fellow Ukrainian singer, Alyosha has been apart from his family since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began in February. Alyosha has relocated to the United States with their three children.

Three of the members of Antytila have been fighting on the front lines in Ukraine, while two others have been working as civil volunteers in Kyiv helping citizens find the resources they need. Topolia has most recently been fighting and working as a paramedic in and around the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
Antytila was formed in 2007 and has released six studio albums. Their plans for a summer tour in 2022 were halted upon Russia’s invasion.

Be sure to check out the remix of “2step” when it drops on Monday.



Article by Rune Cuthrell

Billie Eilish Wins First Oscar For “No Time To Die”

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas won their very first Oscar tonight for Best Original Song at the 94th Academy Awards. The songwriting pair nabbed the golden statue with their track “No Time To Die”, which they wrote for the latest Bond film of the same name. 

Earlier in the night, the event included a tribute to the James Bond franchise, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in film. Billie and her brother also performed a beautiful rendition of “No Time To Die” with Finneas playing piano and Billie delivering emotional vocals.

The siblings earned the honor as the youngest composers to write a Bond song. At 20 years old,, Billie Eilish also made history as the youngest triple crown winner in an award season, taking home a Grammy, a Golden Globe and an Oscar all for the same song.

Eilish could have even more awards on the horizon at next week’s Grammy Awards. Billie and Finneas are nominated for seven Grammys this year.



Article by Rune Cuthrell, photo courtesy of Neilson Barnard of Getty Images

Jeff Rosenstock Makes A Welcome Stop In Phoenix

After not touring for almost three years, lifelong touring musician Jeff Rosenstock took his band, Death Rosenstock, across the US this past fall/winter. At the end of the tour, they hit Phoenix’s own Crescent Ballroom. They brought up and coming rockers, Oceanator and Slaughter Beach, Dog.

Jeff’s fans have a certain deep, emotional connection to Jeff’s music and sing his lyrics like their life depends on it, wrapping their arms around one another in moments of pure camaraderie and bliss. Watching Jeff and company is like watching a well oiled machine whose primary function is to give people a good time. By the end of the night, everyone was sweating, exchanging phone numbers and Instagram handles, and buzzing with the excitement that comes from screaming at the top of your lungs for two hours.





Photos and show highlight by : Zackary J Perry

Hozier Announces Collaboration With Meduza On Single “Tell It To My Heart”

Incredibly talented Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has announced an exciting collaboration with Meduza on the single “Tell It To My Heart”. Fans have been eagerly awaiting new music from the musician since his sophomore LP Wasteland, Baby! was released back in 2019.

The full track from Meduza is set to hit the airwaves on Friday October 29th. In addition to a new single, the Italian trio has been busy with live shows dotting the US. They’re also preparing for an epic Halloween bash in New York City on October 30th.
This new sound and EDM exploration for Hozier is most assuredly going to be a delight.

Be sure to follow the link below to pre-save the track on Spotify, pre-add on Apple Music, and to sign up for updates on both of these amazing artists!!

Save “Tell It To My Heart”

…and if you can’t wait to hear the song til next Friday, here is a 15 second preview!!



Photo courtesy of Hozier, article by Rune (Tiffany) Cuthrell

Surprise! Taylor Swift Drops Her Version Of Song “Wildest Dreams”

While fans are gearing up and hyped for the album Red (Taylor’s Version), the singer surprised the music world with her own rendition of the song “Wildest Dreams”. This track, of course, first existed on the exceptional album, 1989, whose new recording has not yet been announced. The song had been previously previewed in a trailer for the film Spirit Untamed.

Taylor Swift dropped the track Friday, seemingly in response to a TikTok trend where fans were singing along to the song’s bridge. On Twitter she expressed, “”Hi! Saw you guys got Wildest Dreams trending on tiktok, thought you should have my version.” The tweet was accompanied by a link to the song, as well as a gorgeous photo of the singer in some 1989-era shades with a throwback sweater.

Swift first released her own re-recording of the album Fearless (Taylor’s Version) earlier this year. Red (Taylor’s Version) drops this November, and will feature new musical contributions by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Phoebe Birdgers, and Chris Stapleton. Hopefully, a 1989 (Taylor’s Version) announcement isn’t too far away.

Be sure to check out “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” below!




Article by Tiffany Cuthrell, photo courtesy Taylor Swift

Lorde Announces New “Solar Power” Album, Corresponding World Tour

Lorde has announced a massive Solar Power world tour in support of her upcoming album of the same name. The announcement comes on the heels of her brand new single, “Solar Power”, which dropped earlier this month. Lorde’s much anticipated album is set to be released on August 20th, and will be her first LP release since 2017’s Melodrama

The world tour will kick off in Lorde’s home country of New Zealand next February, and end in Germany next June.
For North America, the UK and Europe, mailing list pre-sale tickets will be available starting Thursday June 24th at 10 AM local time. General sale tickets go on sale Friday June 25th at 10 AM local time.

Check out Solar Power‘s tracklist, and the full list of tour dates below!


Solar Power Tracklist :

1. “The Path”
2. “Solar Power”
3. “California”
4. “Stoned in the Nail Salon”
5. “Fallen Fruit”
6. “Secrets From a Girl (Who’s Seen It All)”
7. “The Man with An Axe”
8. “Dominoes”
9. “Big Star”
10. “Leader of a New Regime”
11. “Mood Ring”
12. “Oceanic Feeling”


Solar Power 2022 tour dates :

February 26th – Christchurch, NZ : Electric Avenue Festival
February 27th – Upper Moutere, NZ : Neudorf Vineyards
March 1st – Wellington, NZ : Days Bay
March 2nd – Havelock North, NZ : Black Barn Vineyards
March 4th – New Plymouth, NZ : Bowl of Brooklands
March 5th – Auckland, NZ : Outerfields
March 10th – Brisbane, AU : Riverstage
March 12th – Melbourne, AU : SMMB
March 15th – Sydney, AU : Aware Super Theatre
March 19th – Perth, AU : Belvoir Amphitheater

North American Dates
April 3 – Nashville, TN : Opry House
April 5 – Detroit, MI : Masonic Temple Theatre
April 7 – Montreal, QC : Salle Willfrid Pelletier
April 8 – Toronto, ON : Meridian Hall
April 12 – Boston, MA : Boch Center – Wang Theatre
April 15 – Uncasville, CT : Mohegan Sun Arena
April 16 – Washington, DC : The Anthem
April 18 – New York, NY : Radio City Music Hall
April 20 – Philadelphia, PA : The Met
April 22 – Chicago, IL : The Chicago Theatre
April 25 – Minneapolis, MN : The Armory
April 27 – Denver, CO : Mission Ballroom
April 30 – Seattle, WA : WaMu Theatre
May 1 – Portland, OR : Theater of the Clouds
May 3 – San Francisco, CA : Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 5 – Los Angeles, CA : Shrine Auditorium
May 7 – Santa Barbara, CA : Santa Barbara Bowl

May 25th – Leeds, UK : O2 Academy
May 26th – Edinburgh, UK : Usher Hall
May 28th – Manchester, UK : O2 Victoria Warehouse
May 30th – Birmingham, UK : O2 Academy
June 1st – London, UK : Roundhouse
June 2nd – London, UK : Roundhouse
June 7th – Paris, FR : Casino de Paris
June 8th – Amsterdam, NL : AFAS Live
June 10th – Barcelona, ES : Primavera Sound
June 13th – Zurich, CH : Halle 622
June 14th – Munich, DE : Zenith
June 16th – Rome, IT : Auditorium Parco della Musica
June 17th – Villafranca di Verona, IT : Castello di Villafranca
June 18th – Sibenik, HR : Saint Mihovil Fortress
June 21st – Cologne, DE : Open Air am Tanzbrunnen
June 23rd – Berlin, DE : Verti Music Hall



Preview by Tiffany Cuthrell, photo courtesy of Lorde

Taylor Swift Announces Red (Taylor’s Version)

Taylor Swift has announced a re-recorded version of her incredible fourth studio album, Red, which originally released in 2012. The new record will include 30 songs, expanding on the previous 16 tracks. Red (Taylor’s Version) will drop on November 19th.

In a post on social media, Taylor expressed, “I’ve always said that the world is a different place for the heartbroken. It moves on a different axis, at a different speed. Time skips backwards and forwards fleetingly. The heartbroken might go through thousands of micro-emotions a day trying to figure out how to get through it without picking up the phone to hear that old familiar voice. In the land of heartbreak, moments of strength, independence, and devil-may-care rebellion are intricately woven together with grief, paralyzing vulnerability and hopelessness. Imagining your future might always take you on a detour back to the past. And this is all to say, that the next album I’ll be releasing is my version of Red.Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past. Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators. And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way.Sometimes you need to talk it over (over and over and over) for it to ever really be… over. Like your friend who calls you in the middle of the night going on and on about their ex, I just couldn’t stop writing. This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red. And hey, one of them is even ten minutes long.Red (Taylor’s Version) will be out November 19.”

Red was a new avenue for Taylor. It explored the world of pop music more deeply with the likes of singles “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble”. It also ushered in the era of Taylor’s signature bold red lips.

In 2019, her former label, Big Machine Label Group sold the rights of her first six albums to music manager, Scooter Braun of Ithaca Holdings LLC. Soon after, Taylor devised a brilliant plan to re-record and release all of those back catalog albums to regain rights to the masters she had created.

This last April, the first of those re-releases (the album Fearless) was greeted warmly to exceptional praise and success.

The digital copies of Red are available for pre-order now, with physical copies and bundles sure to follow.



Article by Tiffany Cuthrell, featured photo by Beth Garrabrant

Lorde Returns With Cheerful Summer Vibes On “Solar Power”

Lorde has returned with a brand new single and perfect summer anthem, “Solar Power”. The song is the first single since her second LP Melodrama, which was released back in 2017.

In her hiatus from music, the New Zealand native has been busy away from the spotlight learning about climate change (she even went to Antarctica with a team of scientists in February 2019!).

Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, hinted that new music was on the horizon in May 2020 via a newsletter to fans. She stated, “I started going back to the studio in December, just for something to do, and to my surprise, good things came out.”

Lorde has taken us on a melodic journey from suburban beginnings to a big city full of discoveries, and now, the shore. If the single is any telling of things to come, we’re witnessing a songwriter in a brighter, yet equally as descriptive creative spot. “Solar Power” is the quintessential summer single for hitting the beach, moving forward, enjoying the sun’s rays, and living in the moment. Lorde colorfully sings, “Acid green, aquamarine, the girls are dancing in the sand. And I throw my cellular device in the water, can you reach me? No, you can’t”.

Lorde’s influence on pop music since her 2013 debut with Pure Heroine has been undeniable. The music world is sure to welcome back her own voice with open arms and headphones at the ready.

Check out the sun-kissed video for “Solar Power” below!  
 
 
 
 
 
Article by Tiff Cuthrell, photo courtesy of Lorde

Billie Eilish Announces “Happier Than Ever” World Tour

Billie Eilish has announced a world tour in support of her upcoming album, Happier Than Ever.

The short announcement video begins panned out with a view of several empty arena seats. After zooming in, we see in clarity a beautifully blonde Billie Eilish in one of the chairs. At the end of the video flashes a link to billieeilish.com/tour, where dates can be found for the upcoming concert festivities.

Last year, Billie cancelled the remaining dates of her expansive When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
tour due to COVID-19. The tour was set to make a stop in Detroit last March.

The Happier Than Ever Tour dots the globe in 2022, including a stop on March 12th at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday May 28th. The album Happier Than Ever is currently available for pre-order, and will drop on Friday July 30th of this year.

Check out the full list of tour dates below!

Happier Than Ever tour Dates :

February 3 – New Orleans, LA : Smoothie King Center
February 5 – Atlanta, GA : State Farm Arena
February 6 – Charlotte, NC : Spectrum Center
February 8 – Pittsburgh, PA : PPG Paints Arena
February 9 – Washington, DC : Capital One Arena
February 10 – University Park, PA : Bryce Jordan Center
February 12 – Buffalo, NY : KeyBank Center
February 13 – Philadelphia, PA : Wells Fargo Center
February 15 – Montreal, QC : Centre Bell
February 16 – Toronto, ON : Scotiabank Arena
February 18 – New York, NY : Madison Square Garden
February 19 – New York, NY : Madison Square Garden
February 20 – Boston, MA : TD Garden
February 22 – Newark, NJ : Prudential Center
March 8 – Birmingham, AL : Legacy Arena
March 9 – Nashville, TN : Bridgestone Arena
March 11 – Louisville, KY : Yum! Center
March 12 – Detroit, MI : Little Caesars Arena
March 14 – Chicago, IL : United Center
March 15 – St. Paul, MN : Xcel Center
March 16 – Omaha, NE : CHI Health Center
March 19 – Denver, CO : Ball Arena (formerly Pepsi Center)
March 21 – Salt Lake City, UT : Vivint Arena
March 24 – Vancouver, BC : Rogers Arena
March 25 – Seattle, WA : Climate Pledge Arena
March 29 – San Francisco, CA : Chase Center
March 30 – Sacramento, CA : Golden 1 Center
April 1 – Las Vegas, NV : T-Mobile Arena
April 2 – Glendale, AZ : Gila River Arena
April 6 – Los Angeles, CA : The Forum
April 8 – Los Angeles, CA : The Forum
April 9 – Los Angeles, CA : The Forum

Article written by : Tiffany Cuthrell, photo courtesy of Billie Eilish youTube

Billie Eilish Announces New Album, Happier Than Ever

Billie Eilish has confirmed new music is near!

The talented songwriter has announced her second LP entitled Happier Than Ever, set to drop on July 30th of this year.
The 16 track album is available for pre-order now. The beautiful cover features an ivory-clad Billie, looking pensive and radiant. She has shed her signature lime-hued locks for a light blonde style, demonstrating a constant evolution both as a person and an artist.

Billie also announced the arrival of a new song, “Your Power”, hitting the airwaves this Thursday at 9 am Pacific Time. The song was co-written with her brother, Finneas, who has been her long-time songwriting partner.

Happier Than Ever is the follow up to her massively successful debut LP, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? that was released in March of 2019.
Last month, Ms. Eilish added another Grammy to her list of accolades for the track “Everything I Wanted”, winning her second consecutive Record Of The Year award. She previously nabbed the title last year for “Bad Guy”, snagging a total of five Grammys in 2020 for her spectacular debut.

Check out the tracklist below for Happier Than Ever, and pre-order the album (include some awesome bundles!) by following the link here.
 
 

    Tracklist

1. Getting Older
2. I Didn’t Change My Number
3. Billie Bossa Nova
4. my future
5. Oxytocin
6. GOLDWING
7. Lost Cause
8. Halley’s Comet
9. Not My Responsibility
10. OverHeated
11. Everybody Dies
12. Your Power
13. NDA
14. Therefore I Am
15. Happier Than Ever
16. Male Fantasy

 
 
 

Preview by Tiffany Cuthrell, photo courtesy of Kelia Anne MacCluskey