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TIËSTO, RUDIMENTAL & ABSOLUTELY UNITE FOR “WATERSLIDES”

TIËSTO, RUDIMENTAL & ABSOLUTELY UNITE FOR “WATERSLIDES”

LISTEN TO “WATERSLIDES” HERE

Tiësto has united with award-winning British collective Rudimental and rising South London singer-songwriter Absolutely for the new collaborative single, “Waterslides,” available everywhere now HERE.

Always open to exploring new and different styles of music, Tiësto started closing out his festival performances earlier this year with some drum & bass tracks and fans went wild. Due to the response and support from the drum & bass community, Tiësto took things a step further collaborating with Rudimental to come up with an original, which perfectly paired with Absolutely’s smooth vocals. Known for her sharp pen and signature alien-pop sound, Absolutely has written songs for the likes of Normani, Ty Dolla $ign, and Anitta. She recently dropped her debut album, Cerebrum, opened for her sister RAYE on a global tour, and is finally shining the spotlight on her talents as an artist in her own right. “Waterslides” proved to be a viral smash following its SoundCloud premiere last month.

“I’m always open to exploring new and different styles of music, and when I started closing out my festival performances earlier this year with some Drum & Bass tracks the fans went insane ! It was incredible experimenting with this genre and working with Rudimental and Absolutely on this one !” – Tiësto

 

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HEIDI KLUM SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT’ PRODUCED BY TIËSTO// OUT TODAY

HEIDI KLUM SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT’ PRODUCED BY TIËSTO// OUT TODAY

SUPERMODEL HEIDI KLUM PUTS ON HER SUNGLASSES TO RELEASE HER NEW SINGLE PRODUCED BY TIËSTO

(Photo Credit: Rankin)

LISTEN HERE 

Heidi Klum has taken many paths throughout her long career, leaving her mark as a supermodel, businesswoman, fashion designer, host, and producer of successful shows like “Germany’s Next Topmodel,” “Project Runway,” and “America’s Got Talent” in the fashion, beauty, and tech industries for many years. Additionally, she proves once again with her new song “Sunglasses At Night” that she’s always in the mood to sing and dance.

The single, released by Warner Music Central Europe, is also the title track for the upcoming season of “Germany’s Next Topmodel” and produced by Tiësto. The Dutch DJ, music producer, and Grammy Award winner has given a danceable electronic update to Corey Hart’s 1983 New Wave song, ideal as background music for runway and for those who want to dance with their sunglasses, especially at night. 

I was thinking about the moment in the middle of the night at a party when you have been up way too late, your makeup has melted off, you are sweaty and cross-eyed, and all you crave is a pair of sunglasses,” says Heidi Klum. “This scene reminded me of the iconic 80s hit, Corey Hart’s Sunglasses at Night. I am beyond ecstatic that I was able to remix and re-record this track with my EDM hero Tiësto. What an honor!“

 

“Heidi is a great friend so naturally it was a lot of fun to work on this one together! We were hanging out when she shared her idea to remake the original 80’s hit and I wanted to help her on the production! I love how the track turned out and I’m super excited for her and this release.” – Tiësto

“Superstar Heidi Klum covering “Sunglasses At Night” is like a seductive supernova dance explosion on the bright side of the moon!” – Corey Hart

Heidi’s first posts on Instagram already made it clear: The song combines cool beats and sexiness with mysterious looks hidden behind dark sunglasses and an intensely addictive, hypnotic dance beat. This remake of “Sunglasses At Night,” already performed by Tiësto in November at a show in Las Vegas, has the potential to become the new dance anthem. Fans of the “Germany’s Next Top Model” had a taste of Heidi Klum as a singer during the finale of the show in 2022 when she, along with her husband Tom Kaulitz, performed their song “Chai Tea with Heidi.” The track was created in collaboration with none other than rap legend Snoop Dogg but was not Heidi’s first song release. In 2006, her debut single “Wonderland” was released, a Christmas song written for a Douglas advertisement, with all proceeds going to a children’s charity in her German hometown of Bergisch Gladbach.

AIR ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF ‘MOON SAFARI’ – 25TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION OUT MARCH 8

AIR announce release of Moon Safari – 25th Anniversary

Deluxe Edition Out March 8

The re-issue (a Deluxe 2CD/Blu Ray Audio-Video) will include a Spatial Dolby Atmos audio version of the original album along with super rare or previously unreleased tracks as well as Mike Mill’s 1998 documentary film ‘Eating, Sleeping, Waiting & Playing’ filmed during the band’s first ever worldwide tour and more…

(Original Album artwork by Mike Mills)

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Add new live dates due to exceptional demand, including

The Royal Albert Hall in London, May 30

To further celebrate the 25th anniversary of Air’s seminal debut album Moon Safari, a Deluxe audio-video package will be released via Parlophone/ Warner Music on March 8. This follows huge excitement that the iconic French duo will play their widely celebrated album in its entirety for the first time across Europe this February & March. All dates on the original tour sold out in record time and given the exceptional demand for tickets, Air have now added further dates to their touring schedule for late spring and into the summer including a night at The Royal Albert Hall in London and key appearances across Europe, including a headline show at legendary electronic music festival Sonar in Barcelona.

The album re-issue (a Deluxe 2CD/Blu Ray Audio-Video) will include a Spatial Dolby Atmos audio version of the original album along with super rare or previously unreleased tracks as well as Mike Mill’s 1998 documentary film ‘Eating, Sleeping, Waiting & Playing’ filmed during the band’s first ever worldwide tour and more…

Celebrating its 25th anniversary last year, the release of Moon Safari catapulted Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel to the uppermost rung of electronic music’s ladder and left an indelible imprint on pop culture at the end of the 20th Century.

Despite being young 20-somethings at the time and having only released one EP to date, Godin and Dunckel’s stars aligned and together they were blessed with the creative skill to make the perfect electronic pop songs. These two students of astrophysics and architecture set about creating their own universe with the confidence and pedigree of seasoned pros.

Today, the record’s legacy is canonical, but at the time of release, its multi-million success was far from assured. Says Dunckel: “We were a duo doing some electronic thing, dreaming of selling 10,000 copies and being recognised by other musicians as cool. Then suddenly, we met the world.” In no time at all, AIR’s downtempo influence was easy to detect all around.

Through Moon Safari, Air’s music infiltrated and transfixed some of the great visionaries of the late 20th century – David Bowie, Madonna, Beck – as well as influencing preeminent aesthetes of the incoming age – including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kevin Parker and Sofia Coppola, whose creative relationship with Air became as synergetic as that of Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch (another fan).

Moon Safari birthed hit singles in ‘Kelly Watch The Stars’, ‘All I Need’ and ‘Sexy Boy’, sold millions of copies around the world, and pushed Air into headline status at major festivals. 25 years on, it’s not hard to reason why Moon Safari has stood the test of time. It’s a mood you want to live inside of forever. It’s a revelation. It’s conversation pit music for a better future.

Dunckel sums up his own album as “a deep, universal spell, full of love and mystery.”

“To me,” Godin concludes, “Moon Safari is perfect.” And who can argue…

Photo by Willy Huvey

AIR PLAY MOON SAFARI:

Feb 24 Antigel @ Victoria Hall, Geneva – Ch Sold Out

Feb 25 Fabrique, Milan – Italy Sold Out

Feb 27 Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna – Austria Sold Out

Feb 29 De Roma, Antwerp – Belgium Sold Out

March 2 Theater Des Westens, Berlin – Germany Sold Out

March 7 L’Olympia, Paris – France Sold Out

March 8 Paradiso, Amsterdam – Netherlands Sold Out

March 24 London Coliseum, London – UK  Sold Out

NEW DATES / NEW DATES / NEW DATES / NEW DATES!

May 30 London Royal Albert Hall – UK * on sale Feb 2nd at 10am local
June 14 Sonar Festival, Barcelona – Spain * on sale
June 24 Days Off Festival, Philharmonie De Paris – France * on sale March 2024
July 21 Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin – Germany * on sale
July 23 Medastadt Open Air, Vienna – Austria * on sale

Ticket info via www.airfrenchband.com

GREEN DAY Saviors Out Now!!!

GREEN DAY UNVEILS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BRILLIANT ROCK MASTERPIECE

‘SAVIORS’

LISTEN HERE

MASSIVE GLOBAL STADIUM TOUR KICKS OFF IN MAY

PLAYING DOOKIE AND AMERICAN IDIOT IN THEIR ENTIRETY – INCLUDING IRISH DATE

MARLEY PARK ON JUNE 27TH 

Huge songs and snotty satire for a world on fire” – Rolling Stone

 

“Saviors has fire in its belly and ice in its veins” – The Sunday Times

Global rock superstars Green Day – Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool – have unveiled their highly anticipated 14th studio album, Saviors. Along with the record, the band released a video for new track “Bobby Sox,” which has all the classic punk rock panache that only Green Day can deliver.

Listen to Saviors HERE

“Bobby Sox” is one of my favorite songs on the album,” shares Billie Joe Armstrong“It’s the Nineties song that we never wrote. It started out being a song I wrote for my wife but as it materialized, I wanted to switch it up and added, ‘Do you wanna be my boyfriend?’ on top of ‘Do you wanna be girlfriend’… So the song becomes a kind of universal anthem.”

Saviors features previously released bombastic tracks “One Eyed Bastard,” “Dilemma,” “Look Ma, No Brains!,” and “The American Dream Is Killing Me,” which were all met with huge praise from Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, SPIN, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. Just last night, Green Day celebrated the album release with an intimate show at NYC’s Irving Plaza, as a part of SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series. The concert follows their takeover of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, where the band kicked off 2024 with cuts from Dookie, American Idiot, and a killer TV debut of “Dilemma,” which Rolling Stone hailed as “one of the album’s best songs.”

Over the last few months, Green Day have given fans a taste of what to expect from their forthcoming world tour with surprise performances around the world. Whether they were packing a pub in the U.K. for an impromptu intimate performance,  or rocking out with diehard fans at a sold-out surprise show in Las Vegas just days before their killer headline sets at When We Were Young Festival, Green Day made sure to bring the energy leading up to the birth of Saviors.

Recorded in London and Los Angeles, Saviors is the latest powerful collaboration between Green Day and Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo, whose notable previous work with Green Day includes two of the band’s most iconic albums, 1994’s Dookie and 2004’s American Idiot.

Jimmy Fallon and Green Day busk in disguise on a subway platform in New York City, performing “Basket Case” and a cover of “Feel Like Makin’ Love.”

Green Day’s larger-than-life global stadium tour – The Saviors Tour, fueled by Monster Energy – kicks off in Europe this May before making its way to North America in July for an intoxicating summer run through the states. Earlier this week, the band revealed on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show that, for the first time ever, they’ll be performing both Dookie and American Idiot albums in their entirety this summer in celebration of their 2024 milestone anniversaries, along with fan favorites and cuts off the new album. All tour dates can be found HERE and below.

THE SAVIORS UK/EU TOUR DATES:

With support from Nothing But Thieves, The Hives, Donots, The Interrupters and Maid of Ace

 

Thu May 30 – Monte do Gozo, Spain – O Son do Camino*

Sat Jun 1 – Madrid Spain – Road to Rio Babel*

Wed Jun 5 – Lyon Decines – LDLC Arena – with The Interrupters

Fri Jun 7 – Nurnberg Germany – Rock im Park*

Sat Jun 8 – Nurburgring Germany – Rock am Ring*

Mon Jun 10 – Berlin Germany – Waldbühne – with Donots

Tue Jun 11 – Hamburg Germany – Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld – with Donots

Sat Jun 15 – Interlaken Switzerland – Greenfield Festival*

Sun Jun 16 – Milan Italy – I Days – Hippodrome La Maura*

Tue Jun 18 – Paris France – Accor Arena – with The Interrupters

Wed Jun 19 – Arnhem Netherlands – GelreDome – with The Hives & The Interrupters

Fri Jun 21 – Manchester UK – Emirates Old Trafford – with Nothing But Thieves & Maid of Ace

Sun Jun 23 – Isle of Wight UK – Isle of Wight Festival*

Tue Jun 25 – Glasgow UK – Bellahouston Park – with Nothing But Thieves & Maid of Ace

Thu Jun 27 – Dublin Ireland – Marlay Park – with Nothing But Thieves & Maid of Ace

Sat Jun 29 London UK – Wembley Stadium – with Nothing But Thieves & Maid of Ace

*Festival Date

 

 

MARY-KATE MURPHY

RACHEL CHINOURIRI ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM WHAT A DEVASTATING TURN OF EVENTS

RACHEL CHINOURIRI ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM

WHAT A DEVASTATING TURN OF EVENTS

OUT 3RD MAY VIA PARLOPHONE / ATLAS ARTISTS

SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘NEVER NEED ME

WITH VIDEO STARRING FLORENCE PUGH

Praise for Rachel Chinouriri

If you’ve ever had a secret crush, obsessed or felt utter despair over someone, Chinouriri’s direct way of discussing love and loss will resonate with you” – The Observer

“A glorious throwback of a track, the London singer’s new song is a break-up beauty awash in the sonic tics and tricks of mid-Eighties new wave and soft-pop” – The Times

“…this plea for respect in a relationship, one that glows ever brighter as the Croydon singer-songwriter’s harmonies stack higher and higher” – The Guardian

“One of the most promising indie… voices in the UK” – Rolling Stone UK

“one of indie’s greatest hopes and current sparkling gems… Heartbreakingly raw but brilliantly delivered. Rachel Chinouriri is a star” – Dork

“All I Ever Asked’ is a saccharine slice of introspection atop bright keys and meandering guitar work, its bittersweet lyrics recount break-up heartache and not being given the love you know you deserve.” – gal-dem

Alternative indie pop artist Rachel Chinouriri today announces details of her long-awaited debut album What A Devastating Turn Of Events, due Friday 3rd May 2024 via Parlophone/Atlas Artists.

What A Devastating Turn Of Events is a culmination of the experiences, challenges and joys of Chinouriri’s life so far, explored through the prism of musical stylings honed through years of experimentation and creation. Ever-eclectic and brutally honest, the album traverses life’s light and shade, the writing and sharing a healing process for Rachel, and she hopes, her listeners.

Rachel says, “It’s finally here. The moment most musicians dream of when they’re a child. I can’t believe it’s real in a way, but I’m proud of it. What A Devastating Turn Of Events should feel like discovering a personal journey of all the hardship and struggles that have ultimately made me the person I am today. I was lost when I first made this album, when I felt so lost within myself but also in London. I was on a search to find myself and I can say I’ve managed to do that by the end of this process and have found a love for myself that I never thought was possible. I feel fortunate enough to be able to document that process and have it in physical form and sound. Hopefully it’ll help other people realise that it takes tough times, self accountability, betrayal and uncomfortable moments to finally get to a point of true self love. I’m more than ready for the next chapter”.

Following lead single ‘The Hills’, Rachel today shares the soaring indie pop anthem ‘Never Need Me’, a bittersweet and empowering ode to putting yourself first despite caring deeply about another person. She shares: “I made this song with a sense of heartbreak but empowerment. It’s about taking your power back the moment you realise that helping someone is actually hurting you because they aren’t willing to change. Sometimes you end up enabling someone instead of actually helping them and carrying their load is tough. Never Need Me is the moment you wish them well but you can’t continue to harm yourself by helping them. It’s always a tough decision to make but once you make it, it’s a weight lifted off your shoulders for sure.”

‘Never Need Me’ comes complete with a music video directed by Jacob Erland and starring Academy Award nominated actress Florence Pugh who features as Rachel’s supportive bestie. Of coming together to work with Rachel on the ‘Never Need Me’ video, Pugh shares: “Recently I was in LA and I was listening to a few of her songs and I thought, you know what, I’m actually going to reach out to this amazing artist and I just said ‘Thank you for making my day today’ and then she replied and was also a fan and then this idea came that I was in her music video!”

Rachel will play her biggest sold out headline show to date at London’s KOKO on 6th March 2024. In celebration of the announcement of her debut album, Rachel also announces two US headline dates in New York and LA in March, plus a run of intimate in-store shows across the UK next month – see below for full list of dates.

 

Pre-order / Pre-save What A Devastating Turn Of Events

What A Devastating Turn Of Events tracklisting

 

Garden Of Eden

The Hills

Never Need Me

My Everything

All I Ever Asked

It Is What It Is

Dumb Bitch Juice

What A Devastating Turn Of Events

My Blood

Robbed

Cold Call

I Hate Myself

Pocket

So My Darling

 

On What A Devastating Turn of Events, Rachel Chinouriri is unflinching and mesmerising as she invites us into her world and the experiences that have shaped her to become the person she is today. Despite facing up to the darkest parts of herself and her life – relationships, loneliness, regret, abuse, unconditional freedom, self-harm, alcohol abuse and ultimately, death – Rachel asks us to consider the beauty amongst it all too.

The record examines the thoughts that had been swirling around her head: there are more long-standing themes of love, self-deprecation, unworthy exes and finding her boundaries in the album’s first half, but then in the second half, things get heavier.

It’s a turning point,” she says, “Each song represents how you deal with trauma, but on the second half it’s when you get bad news and your world turns upside down.” This is an album which deals with grief, heartache, hurt, and what she calls the “worst-case scenarios” when these things are left unspoken for too long.

“I’m a lot better now,” she smiles, “And all of these topics don’t hurt me anymore, to a degree, but they shaped me and made me the person I am. When these things happen, you will never be the person you were before then, you adapt; and I think this album reflects that. It’s a healing tool, and I’m hoping people listening to it might feel less alone.”

In the process of learning to collaborate with other writers and producers in the creation of her debut album, Rachel was able to create the sonic world that she’d long been searching for. From soft acoustics to shiny indie pop to roaring scuzz, there’s her mellifluous vocal, the sumptuous harmonies, and even occasional bouts of cheeky, chatty speak-singing à la Kate Nash and Lily Allen, through which she builds upon her penchant for candid, lyrical songwriting.

What A Devastating Turn Of Events’ expansive palette was fleshed out with executive producer Rich Turvey (Blossoms, The Courteeners, The Coral), and co-credits include hip-hop behemoth Kenny Beats, and writers like Aaron “Apob” Paul O’Brien, Glen Roberts, Mary Weitz, and her long-term collaborator Daniel Hylton-Nuamah.

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RISING POP STAR BENSON BOONE HOLDS ONTO “BEAUTIFUL THINGS” WITH NEW SINGLE

RISING POP STAR BENSON BOONE HOLDS ONTO “BEAUTIFUL THINGS” WITH NEW SINGLE

LISTEN HERE | WATCH HERE

January 18, 2024 (Los Angeles, CA) – Meeting overwhelming fan demand, rising pop artist Benson Boone shares his highly anticipated new single, “Beautiful Things,” today. Listen HERE via Night Street Records/Warner Records.

Benson has been stirring up anticipation from audiences worldwide ahead of the song’s release with his viral teasers, amassing over 130 million views across TikTok and Instagram. The song’s soulful verses and powerful chorus entwine with Boone’s raw, emotive vocals to create a new highlight for the rising star.

2023 proved to be a breakout year for Boone. MTV named him their Global PUSH Artist for October, while his PULSE EP generated tens of millions of streams across the likes of What Was,” Little Runaway,” and Sugar Sweet.” He took off on a sold-out headline tour across North America and Europe, before closing out the year with the release of his emotional single To Love Someone.

The PULSE EP was preceded by his 2022 piano ballad Before You and the Walk Me Home… EP, which includes hits like his breakout single GHOST TOWN,” which became Boone‘s first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the Top 25 at both Top 40 and Hot AC radio. It also became his first RIAA-certified Gold record, followed by “In The Stars,” which is now certified Platinum.

Boone was discovered by Imagine Dragons superstar Dan Reynolds. Since then, he has earned more than 1.9 billion global streams to date, as well as praise from Billboard, who lauded his “restrained vocals” and Consequence, who dubbed the newcomer “an exciting new voice.” Now, with “Beautiful Things,” Boone paves the way for a remarkable year ahead.

RISING SINGER-SONGWRITER MICHAEL MARCAGI SIGNS TO WARNER RECORDS

RISING SINGER-SONGWRITER MICHAEL MARCAGI SIGNS

TO WARNER RECORDS

 

NEW SINGLE “SCARED TO START” OUT NOW

LISTEN HERE

January 12, 2024 – (Los Angeles, CA) – After building up buzz independently and attracting a growing fan base, Ohio singer, songwriter, and artist Michael Marcagi (pronounced mar-kay-jee) announces his signing to Warner Records. Today, he unveils his new single, entitled “Scared To Start.” Listen HERE and watch the lyric video HERE.

On the anticipated new track, which has received an overwhelmingly positive response on TikTok, bright guitar echoes through a steady tambourine-driven beat. Marcagi’s dynamic delivery takes hold on the verses, while his storytelling immediately transfixes.

‘Scared to Start’ is a song for the adventurers, the travelers, and the people who look forward without dwelling on the uncertainties of life,” Marcagi says of the track. “It’s about taking the risks and putting yourself out of your comfort zone, regardless of what the rest of the world has to say.

Michael recently made waves with his first solo single, the fan-favorite The Other Side.Since its release last month, the track has gathered millions of streams and counting. Right now, he’s preparing more music for release in 2024.

Hailing from Ohio, Michael Marcagi arrives with an emotional and engaging tale to tell. He rose to local prominence as frontman for The Heavy Hours out of Cincinnati. Now, he emerges out of the heartland as an eloquent, artful songwriter and captivating storyteller with a whole lot to say.

LIAM GALLAGHER & JOHN SQUIRE THE OASIS AND STONE ROSES LEGENDS ANNOUNCE A NEW COLLABORATION

THE OASIS AND STONE ROSES LEGENDS ANNOUNCE A NEW COLLABORATION

FIRST SINGLE ‘JUST ANOTHER RAINBOW’ COMING ON JANUARY 5TH

PRE-ORDER THE 7” VINYL / PRE-SAVE HERE

Collaborations don’t get much more biblical than this. Solo star, Oasis legend and force-of-nature Liam Gallagher has teamed up with John Squire, one of the most influential guitarists and songwriters of his generation via his time with The Stone Roses. The duo will set a high watermark for 2024 when they release their first single together, ‘Just Another Rainbow’, on January 5th, with more new music to follow as the year unfolds. The single is now available to pre-order on 7” vinyl and to pre-save at HERE.

It takes mere seconds to identify ‘Just Another Rainbow’ as the work of the duo, as John’s instantly unforgettable psychedelia-tinged guitar motif leads into a classic Liam vocal – full of passion, personality and utmost conviction. And from here it becomes exactly what you’d hope the duo to deliver: layers of guitar that spin seemingly effortlessly from the infectious melodic rush that recalls ‘I Am The Resurrection’ to an intensity that echoes ‘Love Spreads’, all topped by Liam’s signature star quality.

John says, “To me the most obvious take on ‘Just Another Rainbow’ is that it’s about disappointment, and the sentiment is that you never get what you really want. But I don’t like to explain songs, I think that’s the privilege of the listener, it’s whatever you want it to be. To me, it’s also one of the most uplifting tracks we’ve made together, which is weird.”

Liam adds, “I think John’s a top songwriter. Everyone always bangs on about him as a guitarist, but he’s a top songwriter too, man, no two ways about it as far as I’m concerned. There’s not enough of his music out there, whether it’s with the Roses or himself. It’s good to see him back writing songs and fucking good ones. The melodies are mega and then the guitars are a given. But I think even when you take all the fucking guitars off, you can play the songs all on acoustic and they’ll all still blow your mind.”

While this represents the duo’s first collaboration together, the first time they were in a room together was way back in 1989. The then 16-year-old Liam attended a Stone Roses gig at the International 2 in Manchester around the time their self-titled debut album was released, a show that he describes simply as “life-changing.” It was another four years before they met when both bands were recording in Monmouth, Wales: Oasis had just started work on what would become ‘Definitely Maybe’ while The Stone Roses were deep into sessions for ‘The Second Coming’. And when John first heard ‘Definitely Maybe’ he knew it was something special within the opening few bars of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’.

Their friendship continued in the subsequent years, notably with the pair writing ‘Love Me and Leave Me’ for John’s later band The Seahorses, who also toured as guests to Oasis. But it wasn’t until John jumped on stage at Liam’s gargantuan Knebworth Park show for climactic performances of ‘Champagne Supernova’ that the prospect of working together on something more substantial became a reality.

With John enthused by both the prospect of working with Liam as well as the rush of performing in front of huge audiences again (his final Stone Roses show was six years ago by this point), the idea rapidly took shape. John sent Liam an initial three songs (Liam’s review? “All mega”) and then quickly wrote some more, with the duo then collaborating remotely and sending each other reference points. They were all the greats. Hendrix. The Pistols. The Faces. Bob Marley. And, erm, The Bee Gees.

From thereon in, the project took on a life of its own. Liam arrived at John’s studio in Macclesfield and vowed to complete vocals for two demo recordings each day, a promise that he stuck to, and soon enough they had a catalogue of killer songs to choose from. From there it was off to Los Angeles for three weeks of sessions with revered producer Greg Kurstin who plays bass on the record, with drums courtesy of Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms for Peace). They unlocked a shared musical intuition that felt so natural it was almost as if they had always been a band.

There will be much more new music to come – and there could well be shows, too – but for now ‘Just Another Rainbow’ lives up the highfalutin expectations that come with such a collaboration.

 

RYAN GOSLING ALONG WITH COLLABORATORS MARK RONSON AND ANDREW WYATT RELEASE KEN THE EP

RYAN GOSLING ALONG WITH COLLABORATORS MARK RONSON AND ANDREW WYATT RELEASE KEN THE EP

FEATURING THREE NEW VERSIONS OF THE GRAMMY, GOLDEN GLOBE AND CRITICS CHOICE

AWARD-NOMINATED “I’M JUST KEN” FROM THE 11X GRAMMY-NOMINATED BARBIE THE ALBUM

AND THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, RECORD-BREAKING, GOLDEN GLOBE AND CCA-NOMINATED FILM

LISTEN TO “I’M JUST KEN (MERRY KRISTMAS BARBIE)”

FEATURING ORIGINAL FOOTAGE OF RYAN GOSLING, MARK RONSON AND ANDREW WYATT

ADDITIONAL KEN THE EP VERSIONS OF “I’M JUST KEN” INCLUDE

IN MY FEELINGS ACOUSTIC, PURPLE DISCO MACHINE REMIX AND THE ORIGINAL

KEN THE EP EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY OSCAR, GOLDEN GLOBE AND

7X GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING ARTIST AND PRODUCER MARK RONSON

Ryan Gosling has officially shared Ken The EP, featuring three new versions of his GRAMMY-nominated standout track, “I’m Just Ken,” from the 11x GRAMMY-nominated BARBIE THE ALBUM. Released just in time for the holidays, listen to the “I’m Just Ken (Merry Kristmas Barbie)” version HERE and watch the official performance video featuring original footage of Ryan Gosling, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt HERE. Additional Ken The EP renditions of “I’m Just Ken” include the stripped In My Feelings Acoustic, electric Purple Disco Machine Remix and show-stopping original.

Racking up over 100M worldwide streams, reaching the top 5 on Billboard’s “Hot Rock & Alternative Songs” and becoming Gosling’s official Billboard “Hot 100” chart debut, “I’m Just Ken” has quickly proven a cultural phenomenon as one of the indisputable highlights from the groundbreaking and star-studded BARBIE THE ALBUM.

KEN THE EP TRACKLIST

  1. I’m Just Ken (Merry Kristmas Barbie)
  2. I’m Just Ken (In My Feelings Acoustic)
  3. I’m Just Ken (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
  4. I’m Just Ken



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