‘Angel Baby’ by Troye Sivan
With over 10 billion career streams to date, and one year since the release of his globally revered body of work ‘In A Dream’, Australian pop icon Troye Sivan returns with a brand new single, ‘Angel Baby’.
Written by Troye Sivan, Jason Evigan, Michael Pollack, Sarah Hudson and J Hart, ‘Angel Baby’ is an intimate ballad, full of yearning and romance realized in cinematic 90s synth glory. It is destined to be an emotive and anthemic highlight of his forthcoming live shows.“‘Angel Baby’ is my crack at an adoring, doting, love-struck, mega pop, power ballad. I thought we needed a few more of those.” Says Troye.
‘Arcadia’ by Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey announces the pre-order to her eighth studio record Blue Banisters following the success of her previous album Chemtrails Over The Country Club, which was released earlier this year.
Due for release on October 22nd, with vinyl, CDs and cassettes on the same day, the pre-order for Blue Banisters is available now on participating partners as well as www.lanadelrey.com. Blue Banisters will include previously released songs ‘Wildflower Wildfire’, ‘Blue Banisters’ and ‘Text Book’.
‘Skinny Dipping’ by Sabrina Carpenter
Diving into another chapter, Sabrina Carpenter releases a new single and video entitled “Skinny Dipping” via Island Records.
This time around, the platinum-certified singer, songwriter, actress, designer, and producer opens up like never before. Faint acoustic guitar brushes up against conversational musings as she recounts an encounter with an old flame in a level of lyrical detail evocative of classic nineties pop.
On the track, co-written by JP Saxe and Julia Michaels, Sabrina depicts the play-by-play, “Hear the barista call an oat milk latte and your name and I look up from my phone and think there’s no chance it’s you, but it is,” and answers a question about her sister, “Shannon’s being Shannon.” Between strings and horns, naked emotion drives the hook, “It’d be so nice, right? If we could take it all off and just exist and skinny dip in water under the bridge.”
‘I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)’ by Glass Animals
“Talking is great, don’t get me wrong. But this pandemic has made so many of us look inwards in a way we maybe haven’t before. The uncertainty in the world and the inability to go out and create new memories makes you dig deep into the past. It really fed people’s deepest insecurities and rattled our foundations in so many ways. Relationships changed, friendships altered, and self-confidence was warped. I spent a lot of time talking to my dog, but even more, time talking to myself in my head, which was keeping me up all night, and my friends and family were doing the same.
It felt like we were all put in a pressure cooker, but there was no way to let out the steam. That’s what this track is about – that pressure cooker exposing and expanding so many cracks, but struggling to fill them in and decompress. I want people to switch their devices off, put this song on, close their eyes, and have that release for a moment.” – Says songwriter and producer Dave Bayley
Today, critically acclaimed, global-hit sensations Glass Animals release their brand new single, ‘I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)’, the first new music following their colossal #2 album Dreamland, that encapsulates the electrifying mood of the year that changed everything for the Oxford four-piece. Last summer Glass Animals released ‘Heat Waves’, with a video that was a “love letter to live music and the culture and togetherness surrounding it,” with frontman Dave Bayley asking his East London neighbours to help film a video from their windows during the lockdown. Fast forward a year, ‘Heat Waves’ has captured the hearts and minds of millions across the world and become a 1.6 Billion streaming global smash hit, and is officially the UK’s biggest global exported song of the year from a contemporary band, reentering the UK top 20. Glass Animals alongside Ed Sheeran are the only British acts without featured artists to break the Spotify US Top #10 since January 2021.
‘Future Ghost’ by Weird Genius ft. Violette Wautier
Today, Indonesian dance music trio Weird Genius shared their new single, “Future Ghost” ft. Violette Wautier. With her crystalline vocals, the popular Thai-Belgian alternative pop musician/songwriter/actress reflects on the waning moments of a relationship with poignancy and warmth as Weird Genius draws from a sonic palette that swells from light and effervescent to swaggering, euphoric heights.
“‘Future Ghost’ is our take on making something that is very emotional to us and a contrast to our usual upbeat EDM sound,” explains Weird Genius. “We’re super excited to be able to work with Violette. Her voice fits exactly how we pictured it when we first had ideas for the track. We had to do the work and brainstorm online as travelling abroad from Indonesia is hard lately, due to COVID restrictions. We really wish we could meet her in person but we’re still glad everything wrapped up really well!”
‘Damn, It Feels Good To Be Me’ by Andy Grammer
Today, acclaimed multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer has released his new single, “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me.” The track is available everywhere now via Giant Soul/S-Curve/Hollywood Records.
Andy, who is known for engaging, energizing and empowering audiences across the world with his chart-topping radio hits, wrote this song about boldly owning your individuality. He said of the track:
“The pandemic forced me to spend nearly two years stripped of the identity I had worked hard to create for myself in the world. I had the gift of time to re-examine a lot and realized that sometimes in an effort to fit in with culture I am tempted to turn myself down for the fear of not being accepted. So, I wrote ‘Damn It Feels Good To Be Me’ as a reminder to myself to follow the beat of my own drum. I want this song to be for those who have come to that point in their life where they’re just FINALLY enjoying the freedom of self-acceptance.”