International superstar Agnes was the youngest winner of Sweden’s American Idol at 17 years old, and now only four years later she poised to take the US pop music scene by storm. Agnes has made a huge splash in the dance/club scene with her infectious single “Release Me” and is ready for the mainstream as the song crosses over to pop radio.
“My music is pop, dance and a little bit disco,” says Agnes. “The songs on this album – it’s a lot of up-tempo songs – but the most important thing is just having good songs and good melodies. I like to debut my songs just singing to guitar accompaniment, so that people can hear the melodies.”
Legendary west coast rappers Cypress Hill have unveiled a preview clip of their upcoming music video for “It Ain’t Nothin.” The short clip that launched today features the members of the iconic group returning to the hip-hop game to bring real rap music to the forefront. Check out the video here and get a sneak peek at what is to come.
The full length video for “It Ain’t Nothin’,” will make its premiere soon. Rise Up, featuring a guest appearance from Tom Morrello, will be available everywhere on April 6th! Legendary west coast rappers Cypress Hill have unveiled a preview clip of their upcoming music video for “It Ain’t Nothin.” The short clip that launched today features the members of the iconic group returning to the hip-hop game to bring real rap music to the forefront. Check out the video here and get a sneak peek at what is to come.
“Crash Love is certainly not a concept album or rock opera by any stretch, but the songs are generally connected by a greater theme… The album title itself can be construed as a command, as a destructive kind of love, or as a desire for a relationship that’s heading inevitably toward disaster or flameout. The lyrics of some songs trace an arc from adoration to the desire to tear down the object of affection. These songs are written from perspectives both sympathetic and critical, as well from both the inside the relationship and outside.”–Davey Havok
Crash Love, AFI’s eighth full length studio album, due out September 29 on DGC/Interscope, is indeed informed not only by the ever-evolving chemistry between the musicians in the band but also by the members’ personal lives and perhaps most of all by the always intense relationship between AFI and its fans. The latter has intensified considerably over the most recent of AFI’s 18 years as a band, with 2006’s decemberunderground entering the chart at #1 with first week sales of nearly 200,000 and subsequent sold out shows at the Long Beach Arena and Bill Graham Civic as well as appearances on Saturday Night Live and at Live Earth–not to mention 2003’s Sing The Sorrow going platinum. These experiences were bound to have an impact on four kids from Ukiah, California who formed a rudimentary punk band in 1991 with aspirations of playing in the SF Bay Area and possibly releasing a few singles and an LP or two.
“Soldier” was one of those songs we really had to fight with and even abandon for a while. But I think that that strengthened the rest of the album, because it was always there inside my head and somehow made its way into the other songs, that sort of feeling of being in the world which is a sort of wasteland or a place where there’s a struggle but somehow you have a purpose. At the end of that struggle, there’s light.
– Sade Adu on the making of Sade’s new album “Soldier of Love”
Watch the video pic of the day by the Verve’s Richard Ashcroft
For the unitiatied Richard Ashcroft is the lead singer of The Verve from their formation in 1990 until their split in 1999. After this, he became a solo artist in his own right. The Verve reformed in 2007 but again broke up by summer 2009. Ashcroft has since founded a new group, the United Nations of Sound and has announced plans through NME to release an album with that group on March 29, 2010. Below is the first single and video.
OneRepublic have been gaining momentum quickly in 2010 with the recent release of their sophomore album Waking Up and current single “All The Right Moves.” The track is making its way up the Top 40 chart and continues to increase digital downloads each week. Next month, the Denver quintet is slated to perform the song at the NBA All Star Game and at the Winter Olympics.
Check out a brand new acoustic performance of “All The Right Moves” that the band recorded for MySpace’s Down The Front sessions. The intimate performance features Ryan Tedder’s stripped down vocals accompanied by a beautiful cello and xylophone.