ALL IN is the first Japanese mini album by Stray Kids, with “All In” serving as the title track. It will be released on November 4, 2020. “God’s Menu -Japanese ver.-” and “Back Door -Japanese ver.-” were pre-released on October 7 and 13, respectively, and “All In” was pre-released on October 20, 2020, along with its music video.
Following the release of her expressive alt-pop single “Causing Love”, LA based artist RAIGN is back with her new double album SIGN From Above – a 21 track project carrying an ethereal elegance that allows you to get lost in the new era of pop-romanticism she has crafted.
Featuring her signature vocals and grand orchestrals, the deluxe LP features 12 fan favourites from the original project as well as some much-anticipated new songs and a number of orchestral sessions recorded with a live ensemble. Bringing the fantastical to life, the LP is the next step in RAIGN’s artistic journey – transporting the listener into a majestic world of dynamic synths, soaring vocals and intoxicating guitar riffs. With an expansive range of sonic elements and captivating lyrics, SIGN From Above is further proof of RAIGN’s ability to expertly sculpt her sound and deliver breath-taking results.
As well as a beautiful selection of new singles, the LP features tracks “Now I Can Fly”, which landed a spot on the trailer for Tall Girl and the soundtrack for Desperadoes, as well as “Who Are You” – a glistening pop number that premiered on New Music Friday and was featured on the American drama series Legacies.
Across the 21 track LP, one song in particular that stood out for RAIGN was the power ballad “Things Can Only Get Better”. Centering on her heart-stopping vocals and soaring cinematics, “this was the song that brought me back to life and turned SIGN Deluxe into SIGN From Above”, RAIGN explains. Recorded in the middle of the pandemic, while dealing with the monotony of being stuck at home, this track was her ray of sunshine – “That’s it I thought, that’s the message the world needs to hear and I know exactly how to do it, with a quasi choir of angels. I recorded all the vocals in my bedroom, we got a few friends to do the choir vocals at home, and Robbie did his magic with the orchestra, using live strings”.
Building an enviable reputation for herself within the industry, RAIGN’s music has featured on soundtracks for The Vampire Diaries, America’s Got Talent and The 100, with her single “Knocking On Heaven’s Door” collecting an Entertainment Weekly Award for ‘Best Use Of Music In A TV Finale (The 100). RAIGN is also a multi platinum songwriter, having penned tracks for the likes of Rita Ora, Tulisa, David Guetta, Ty Dollar $ign, Swanky Tunes, Dimension and Priyanka Chopra.
With her cinematic ballads and lavish soundscapes, RAIGN transcends and inspires – establishing herself as a front-runner in the next wave of boundary-pushing pop.
SIGN From Above Double Album was release 23rd October.
01.SIGN (Intro) 02.Out of Time 03.Who Are You 04.God Only Knows 05.Into Heaven Alone 06.Inside of Me 07.SIGN 08.Calling 09.Hold on to the Sky 10.Find My Own Way 11.Sunrise 12.Evergreen 13.Causing Love 14.Things Can Only Get Better 15.Now I Can Fly 16.Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 17.Who Are You (Orchestral Sessions) 18.Out of Time (Studio Demo) 19.Into Heaven Alone (Orchestral Sessions) 20.Walls 21.Causing Love (Millionaire London Orchestral Version)
Eyes Wide Open is the second Korean full-length album by TWICE. It was released on October 26, 2020 with “I Can’t Stop Me” serving as the album’s title track.
Member Jeongyeon will sit out of album promotions due to health concerns.
1.”I Can’t Stop Me” 2.”Hell In Heaven” 3.”Up No More” 4.”Do What We Like” 5.”Bring It Back” 6.”Believer” 7.”Queen” 8.”Go Hard” 9.”Shot Clock” 10.”Handle It” 11.”Depend On You” 12.”Say Something” 13.”Behind The Mask”
Maria Mena opens up about her struggles of the past years on new record Maria Mena took her biggest break from releasing new music so far after dropping her stunning album Growing Pains back in 2015. The Norwegian singer-songwriter experienced what it is like being ‘the other woman’ by having an affair with a married man, which in the end took a huge toll on her mental health. In the end she was able to put everything she experienced into songs and the result is the brilliantly titled album They Never Leave Their Wives.
One of Mena’s strongest assets as an artist has always been her ability to dig very deep in her songs and share her darkest emotions with her fans. This is exactly what she keeps doing on They Never Leave Their Wives, starting with the moody ‘Let Him Go’, on which she details the struggle to let go of a toxic relationship. There is something eery and ominous about the icy piano and dark tones of the climax over which Mena belts out in a manner we don’t hear from her often. That sure set the mood!
The more pop-rock oriented ‘You Broke Me’ describes just how badly the affair affected Mena. “You broke me, I’m broken, I’m shattered to pieces, won’t let anyone see it, won’t let anyone in again”, she sings on the explosive chorus. The track is followed by ballad ‘Miss Him Every Day’ that strikingly words the mixed feelings of breaking out of an unhealthy relationship. “No one has ever hurt me like this or just tossed me away and I miss him, oh I miss him every day”, Mena admits over a soaring melody and soothing backing vocals.
Second single ‘Lies (they never live their wives)’ of which the album title was derived, is Maria Mena at her finest. The song details the perspective of the other woman after the affair ends. She sings her part over a light arrangement with uplifting melodies which is in stark contrast to the content of the lyrics, which are some of her best yet: “The road that leads up to my bed is paved with broken promises. Hardest ever lesson learned, they never leave their wives.”
The stunning first single ‘Not OK’ about not putting on a brave face but actually admitting that you are not doing well and ‘The Conversation’, about the period where she did not talk to her friends, because she already knew what they were going to see in hopes of helping her, lead up to ‘You Live And You Learn’, the tune that brings the relief. On this most uplifting tune of the record, Mena declares she got out and learned her lesson. It is an inspiring and hopeful conclusion to the dark ride Mena takes her listeners on.
Maria Mena not only shows great courage by being so open about a for some controversial topic, but she also does so with such poignant lyrics, elegant melodies and some of her finest vocal work. She already announced that this seven track collection is the first half of an album of which the second, more light and uplifting, will be released around March next year.
Satellite Beach, FL — If you don’t know the name Emily Zeck, you need to familiarize yourself with her as soon as possible. Zeck, who happens to be one of our amazing hosts, is also a phenomenal musician who is a songwriter and singer. In fact, she has already released an EP a couple of years ago, “Good Vibe Tribe.”
Now, Emily is sharing brand new music in her first album, “Blissful Ignorance“. Blissful Ignorance has a little bit of everything from beachy pop, acoustic tunes, mellow songs, a tune about a breakup, and even a song expressing her love for napping!