TikTok’s own music marketing and DIY music distribution platform SoundOn has launched a new pre-release feature. It allows artists to give TikTok users access to clips of new music before releasing the full track.
Rosalía has released new standalone single ‘Despachá’. Currently on a world tour, she will play the O2 in London on 15 Dec.
Bastille have announced a new three part extended version of their latest album ‘Give Me The Future’, featuring new songs, collaborations, covers and more. “In releasing this version of the record, we wanted to give the complete picture of what we intended with this album and also explore the idea that you can choose your own adventure”, says frontman Dan Smith. “You can dive into the ideas of the future and an electronic world, or you can fall back into the past – away from technology and into ideas of memory and nostalgia – both thematically and musically. Or you can choose full-on dancefloor heartbreak escape”. The new version of the album is out on 26 Aug. From it, this is ‘Revolution’.
Rina Sawayama has released ‘Hold The Girl’, the title track of her second album, which is out on 16 Sep. “’Hold The Girl’ was the first song I wrote for the record at the end of 2020”, she says. “I had gone to therapy and had a revelation, so I decided to write this song. That was the start of it. I was crying before going into the studio to write about it”.
Tove Lo has released new single ‘2 Die 4’. “With ‘2 Die 4’ I wanted ‘instantly iconic’ energy”, she says. “I’ve never sampled anything before, and this feels like the perfect first moment. Lyrically I wanted it to be that ‘pick me up when I’m feeling down’ song. At first, it’s like a warm hug, then you shake it off, let out a scream and start dancing!” The track is taken from her new album, ‘Dirt Femme’, which is out on 14 Oct.
Lamb Of God have released ‘Omens’, the title track of their new album, which is set for release on 7 Oct. “I think a lot of the messes human beings find ourselves in could be very easily prevented simply by paying attention to obvious repeating patterns, both in our personal lives and in a broader sociohistorical context”, says frontman Randy Blythe. “What some call ‘omens’ are really just manifestations of the fact that there is nothing new under the sun. It’s foolish to ignore this, but we all do it”.
Two Door Cinema Club have released new single ‘Lucky’. Their new album, ‘Keep On Smiling’, is out on 2 Sep. “‘Lucky’ is a reflection about how fast things change”, say the band. “Lamenting the loss of points and moments in culture. We live in such a disposable society, we just need to take the time to think and reflect about why things are there in the first place”.
Katie Crutchfield – aka Waxahatchee – and Jess Williamson have announced a new project together, Plains. They will release their first album under the name, ‘I Walked With You A Ways’, on 21 Oct. Here’s new single ‘Problem With It’.
Pip Millett has announced that she will release her debut album, ‘When Everything Is Better, I’ll Let You Know’, on 21 Oct. New single, ‘Slow’, is here now.
US Girls has released new single ‘So Typically Now’.
Cryalot – aka Sarah Bonito from Kero Kero Bonito – has released new single ‘Touch The Sun’, taken from debut EP ‘Icarus’, which is out on 26 Aug. “’Touch The Sun’ is about the feeling of being invincible and the unshakable belief that you can overcome any difficulties. It depicts the beginning of the Icarus story; celebrating the courage when he decides to take flight, the excitement of breaking free and knowing that leap of faith is worth all the risks”. She will play her debut show at Electrowerkz in London on 15 Sep.
Fable has released new single ‘Swarm’, taken from her debut album ‘Shame’, which is also out today. “I had the lyric ‘Where do I end, where does the world begin?’ scrawled in my notepad”, she says. “It’s making a stab at a difficult subject: What is I? These are the things that go through your mind when you start self-isolation, before the pandemic’s even begun”.
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