Woodes has released her mesmerising new single, Queen of The Night. The track set to appear on the singers upcoming album Crystal Ball, is described by the singer as a “song for the desert”. Woodes gives a phenomenal vocal performance over brilliant percussion and rhythms. The rich track continues the conceptual world Woodes is creating on Crystal Ball. "Each song on the album exists in a different landscape in my head," Woodes has said. "'Queen Of The Night' is a song for the desert. I wrote it around when the #MeToo movement was happening, and in this desert song, a woman breaks through a roof of glass returning as a giant phoenix.”
DUA LIPA, MADONNA, MISSY ELLIOT AND THE BLESSED MADONNA.
Pop superstar Dua Lipa recently announced new remix album of her hit record, Future Nostalgia. Dubbed Club Future Nostalgia: The Remix Album, the singer has given fans a taste of the record with the official remix of her track, Levitating. The Blessed Madonna is the mastermind behind the remix, with Lipa bringing along the Queen of Pop and the Queen of Rap, Madonna and Missy Elliot along for the ride.
The elusive Orville Peck dropped his new EP Show Pony stacked with country bangers. On the release, Peck showcases his phenomenal vocals, introducing pop sounds into his repertoire. The release includes a collaboration with Country superstar Shania Twain. Of the collaboration, Peck said in a statement: “As cliché as it sounds, recording with her and getting to get up on stage and sing with her in Nashville is a dream come true. No words really.”
Johnny Hunter have dropped their debut EP Early Trauma. Featuring the singles Try As You May, Pain & Joy and Hollow Man, the release explores darker sonic tones with a mesmerising vocal performance from frontman Nick Hutt. Their post-punk production and incredible storytelling leaves the band carving their own path within the Australian music industry.
First Dance is the debut EP from South Australian duo Siberian Tiger, made up of Bree Tranter and Chris Panousakis. Beginning as a cathartic ritual, the tracks came to fruition during the quiet moments of life on tour: on the tour bus, in airports and hotel lobbies, between long-distance calls, and in their seaside home. Collaborating from different parts of the world, due to seperate touring commitments, the pair found comfort in slowly bringing their debut self-produced EP to life.
YUNGBLUD AND DENZEL CURRY
On Lemonade, British punk-rocker Yungblud teams up with rapper Denzel Curry. The track packs a punch with hard beats and a catchy hook “They just squeeze my brain, gettin' off on pain. Drippin’ down your face like I'm lemonade”. Of the collaboration, Yungblud said: “Denzel was the perfect fit because he is a true activist. His lyrics inspire me daily. He is an artist who is fighting for the same things as me: equality and inclusion across the fuckin’ planet.”
Wollongong based musician BERRY has released his debut solo single, Stay Awhile. “My earth stopped revolving around your sun” the Birdshow frontman sings on the track, which navigates the demise of a short lived romance. Written a while ago, with the singer only recently deciding to release the song.
Newcastle band Vacations dropped the third single off their upcoming album, Forever In Bloom. The single, Avalanche, was the first song recorded for the album, marking the bands first collaboration with Oscar Dawson. In a press statement, frontman Campbell Burns said, “There was this breaking point for me where we had a US tour with like, 30+ dates and a lot of money, time, and energy invested and it just fell apart and wasn’t possible for us. Nate sent through a demo with the title ‘Avalanche’ and I found the lyrics coming together based just off that title, and with that cancelled tour in mind.”
Scottish band Biffy Clyro have released their ninth studio album, A Celebration of Endings. The diverse record is a feel good album that touches on optimism and hope. The album calls back to the raucous energy the band displayed early on in their career while also exhibiting their growth and perspective development.
Superstar Drake surprised fans with a new track, Laugh Now, Cry Later. With a muted-horn-synth loop, over slow beats, the musician delivers cryptic verses. The songs music video sees Drake spending time with some sporting superstars such as Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant NFL Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and running back Marshawn Lynch.
LA based, French songwriter and producer Madeon dropped his new track, The Prince. Written, produced, mixed and mastered by the aritst, he is also the sole vocalist on the song. Originally intended for his previously released album Good Faith, the musician thought it was too dark for the record. Recalling on the track earlier this year, he played it during a live show and said “the enthusiasm from fans convinced me, so here it is! It's a bit of a darker prologue to Good Faith, hope you have fun with it.”
Auckland-based musician deryk has released her moving track One Star. Following her debut single Call You Out, the song navigates themes of loss and recovery. Talking about the track, deryk said: “Loss and betrayal can stop time, I swear. The moment you find out it’s like your whole body deflates and while you’re trying to come to terms with it, the rest of your world carries on, judging you for not recovering in 2 minutes. It can be very isolating and in that headspace I wrote ‘One Star’.”
Teeks has released his beautiful new ballad Without You. The track perfectly exhibits the singers powerful and soulful vocals. The song is Teeks first release in three years,