OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: SMITH & THELL - SUPER DJ
‘Super DJ’ is a track recorded by Swedish electronic group Smith & Thell, a duo made up of Mary Jane Smith and Victor Alexander Thell.
Originally recorded and released in 2012, the addictive club track punctuated with minimalist electronic beats and punchy, catchy lyrics, has been reworked and repackaged with a second music video which received its official premiere on 15 May.
It becomes increasingly addictive with each listen and you can download both the 2012 and the 2013 edit on UK iTunes now.
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE FEAT. NELLY - CRUISE (REMIX)
American country duo Florida Georgia Line have released the official music video for a remix of their 2012 hit single ‘Cruise’ featuring guest vocals from US hip-hop star Nelly.
Originally released last year, ‘Cruise’ went on to peak at #16 on the Billboard 100 and topped the US country chart. The release of the remix last month saw it reenter the Billboard 100 at #8 and it has now become the biggest selling single by a country duo in the digital era, shifting over 3 million copies.
The video neatly carries on from the end of the clip for Nelly’s own recent smash hit ‘Hey Porsche’, which saw him watching the video for the song in its original format. Dialling in to Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, he puts forward a suggestion to turn the track up before the duo kick off proceedings all over again.
Yet to receive a UK release, this new collaboration could quite easily become a big Summer hit over here in the same way that Kid Rock’s ‘All Summer Long’ injected some country vibes into the chart back in July 2008.
NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: LAWSON FEAT. B.o.B - BROKENHEARTED
Lawson have premiered their brand new single online.
‘Brokenhearted’ is a catchy slab of guitar pop which sees the British band teaming up with American rapper B.o.B.
The break up song, written by lead singer Andy Brown and regular Lawson collaborator and RedOne signee Ki Fitzgerald (also known as Bad Boy Of Opera), will serve as the lead cut from the four piece’s upcoming sophomore album; the follow up to last year’s impressive debut ‘Chapman Square’ which spawned three UK Top 10 singles (‘Standing In The Dark’, ‘When She Was Mine’ and ‘Taking Over Me’) as well as the soaring stadium anthem ‘Learn To Love Again’.
Set for release on 7 July and available to preorder on iTunes now, ‘Brokenhearted’ is yet another reminder as to why Lawson are one of the UK’s most consistently impressive pop acts around with potential to carry on to much bigger things.
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: LADY ANTEBELLUM - GOODBYE TOWN
Lady Antebellum have unveiled the official music video for their new single ‘Goodbye Town’.
The new single was made available to fans as a free download when preordering the new record from iTunes, ahead of its release last week. The record charted at #7 on the UK album chart on Sunday and it was predicted last week that ‘Golden’ should become the American country act’s third Billboard 200 chart-topper tomorrow (15 May).
The new song serves as the follow up to the LP’s midtempo lead cut ‘Downtown’ which has to date peaked at #2 on the Billboard country chart and reached #35 on the Hot 100. Charles Kelley takes on lead vocals and delivers a heartfelt ode to the place where he grew up, fell in love and had his heart broken.
As one of the few traditional country acts to crack the UK album chart in recent years with their last two studio releases also both breaking the Top 10, Lady Antebellum are already ahead of many of their contemporaries and ‘Goodbye Town’ is a clear example as to why.
For me, their strength lies in their ability to reach a wider audience by switching between either Kelley or Hillary Scott on lead vocals and still being able to sound instantly identifiable. Both musicians have incredible voices and when they sing together with fellow band member Dave Haywood, their harmonies are equally as fantastic.
There’s no compromise and what with their knack for turning out well observed lyrical pieces which most listeners will be able to identify with, they’re certainly a country and western force to be reckoned with.
DIANA VICKERS - CINDERELLA (ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE)
Diana Vickers has premiered a music video for an acoustic performance of her new single ‘Cinderella’ online.
The clip was uploaded to the singer’s VEVO account yesterday (13 May) ahead of the song’s official release on 21 July.
You can watch the lyric video for ‘Cinderella’ here. It will serve as the lead cut from Diana’s upcoming second album, reportedly called ‘Music To Make The Boys Cry’, which is also rumoured to feature the previously released title track and leaked cut ‘Boy In Paris’.
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: OLLY MURS - DEAR DARLIN’
Olly Murs has debuted the music video for the third single to be lifted from his number one album ‘Right Place Right Time’.
‘Dear Darlin” serves as the follow up to the Essex-born singer’s chart topping Flo Rida collab ‘Troublemaker’ and his #12 single ‘Army of Two’. It’s another inoffensive offering from the cheeky chappy about writing a letter to a girl who broke his heart, penned by the singer along with Jim Eliot and Ed Drewitt.
The video was shot in LA last month and received its debut on 13 May. The single is set for release on 2 June.
NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: JANET LEON - NEW COLOURS
‘New Colours’ is a track recorded by Swedish singer Janet Leon, chosen as the official song of Stockholm Pride 2013.
It covers most of the bases you’d expect and is quite good as a result.
NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK - DRESDEN
OMD are set to release their new single ‘Dresden’ on 20 May.
The veteran British synthpop act who found fame in the 1980s with a succession of hits including ‘Enola Gay’, ‘Souvenir’ and ‘If You Leave’, last month debuted their twelfth studio album ‘English Electric’ which peaked at #12 on the UK album chart.
‘Dresden’ is a strikingly refreshing return to the glorious sound that launched the band and follows the record’s lead cut ‘Metroland’.
NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: WOLF ALICE - BROS
‘Bros’ is the new single from London-based band Wolf Alice; a four piece made up of lead singer Ellie Rosewell, guitarist Joff Oddie with Joel Amey on drums and Theo Ellis on bass.
Set for release on 20 May as the follow up to their first official iTunes single ‘Fluffy’,’Bros’ is a beautifully written tribute to enduring friendship steeped in atmospheric instrumentation and has been picking up Radio 1 airplay thanks to support from DJ Zane Lowe.
Definitely one to watch.
NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: SIA - LOVED ME BACK TO LIFE
‘Love Me Back To Life’ is a piece of fabulous written by Australian songwriter/chanteuse du jour Sia Furler.
A tagged demo of the track leaked earlier this year, amidst rumours that it would feature on recent albums by Rihanna and Demi Lovato. Now we have what sounds like the final version, sung by Sia, without tags and it’s got that ‘Diamonds’ sound.
Big lyrics. BIG vocal. BIG SONG. Keep it, Sia.