Page Too Report for 04/21/2018
Vanessa Carlton continues her cover series with the release of her take on the Fleetwood Mac classic "Dreams", which is the second of six planned tribute tracks she plans to release.
Her version of "Dreams" follows last month's release of her rendition of Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend". She had the following to say about this new cover song:
"This song is epic. I feel like a lot of people don't attempt to cover Fleetwood Mac because the personality of these songs are so distinct. I admit, I was terrified to do this, but I sang 'Dreams' on stage at a BMI event honoring Stevie Nicks. I was 7 weeks pregnant at the time. No one knew. I got to sing the song with Stevie's band, which was pretty great.
"Waddy Wachtel, the musical director gave me 'the nod' during rehearsal. Which, I think meant he approved. Or, at least, I'm praying that's what it meant." Check it out here.
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Steve Aoki has issued the final song in his '5OKI' campaign with the release of his new collaboration with Israeli psy-trance duo Vini Vici on the track called "Moshi Moshi."
The track features Japanese vocal samples from Aoki's mother, Mama Aoki. The accompanying music video acts as both as a promotional clip for the song as well as a teaser for the upcoming Need For Speed No Limits in-game event, hosted by Aoki himself.
Launching on May 4th, the six-week in game event allows players to collect exclusive Steve Aoki wrapped street racing vehicles, including the Subaru BRZ. Aoki will appear as an in-game character, challenging players to unlock his exclusive arsenal of cars, while songs from Aoki's 5OKI EP soundtrack the gameplay. Watch the video here.
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(Conqueroo) Singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman has teamed up with producer John Paterno to create genre-bending spoken-word/atmospheric music recording entitled "Breath & Pulse & Awe" which hit digital retailers on Friday (April 20, 2018.). We were sent the following details:
After his critically acclaimed 2016 release There Is No Calamity, Peter Himmelman wanted to rotate the prism of his musical engagement a bit, and so he embarked on a project to do just that with collaborator John Paterno, an L.A.-based, Grammy-winning producer/engineer and multi-instrumentalist.
Paterno recently recalled, "As I was reading these pieces Peter had written, I found myself imagining the worlds they might live in from an aural perspective. I was really engaged with the quality and depth of the thoughts, at how they were conveyed through the characters Peter created from one story to the next, and how certain themes were weaved throughout the whole set." Read more here.
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The Chainsmokers have released their new track "Somebody" featuring Drew Love of R&B duo THEY along with an accompanying animated video for the track.
The new video was directed by Molly Crabapple and the new song follows the release of a string of singles this year including "Sick Boy," "You Owe Me" and "Everybody Hates Me."
Earlier this week Alex and Drew received six Billboard Music Awards nominations this week, with nods in the Top Duo/Group, Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration and Top Dance/Electronic Song categories. The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will air on NBC, broadcasting live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on Sunday, May 20 2018 at 8PM ET. Watch the new video here.
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Eric Church has announced the release of live covers from his epic project 61 Days In Church which will be released this Saturday, April 21 during Record Store Day.
The covers feature popular music by Soundgarden, Billy Joel, Little Feat, Bob Seger and more will released by EMI Nashville on LP with 2,500 exclusive copies available to fans for RSD. We were sent the following details:
Church recorded the ambitious project in 2017 during his Holdin' My Own Tour, which ran from January through May and was named a Tour of the Year by none other than Rolling Stone, which opined: "Over the years, Church concerts have always been parties. But in 2017, they went from merely ass-kicking to epic." Read more here.
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Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson are giving fans their first taste of their debut collaboration EP "Apart" (out June 1st), with the release of a music video for the lead single "Bad Dreams."
The official video for "Bad Dreams" premiered exclusively on Apple Music today and was conceived by director Sophie Muller (Sade, Gwen Stefani, Annie Lennox), it takes Yorn and Johansson on a strange trip through the night where nothing is what it seems. Their relationship plays out through a series of surreal moments where roles are reversed, and suspicion is heightened. In the end, we don't know if it was all a dream.
"It was great to collaborate with Scarlett again. We recorded 'Bad Dreams' over a couple of days in downtown L.A. at the Spring Street studio of our old friend R. Walt Vincent," says Pete Yorn.
"If Breakup was dealing with an unraveling relationship, Apart is dealing with the aftermath," he explains. "It acknowledges the array of heavy emotions that come up living separate lives. You're getting used to the idea of not being with someone who has been a big part of your life. Even after a break up has occurred, the presence of an ex still seems to loom large in one's mind for a while. There are moments during the day where you wonder, is it really over? Or will there be another chapter in the relationship now that it has evolved? The EP is an attempt to sort through all this and get comfortable with the excitement of new freedoms while facing underlying fears of the unknown road that lies ahead."
Scarlett Johansson adds, "Being able to revisit this project with Pete in a totally different context but within the same creative parameters is a unique artistic opportunity for me. It is always a pleasure to sing with Pete because I think our voices and stories complement each other." Watch the video here.
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