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AWARD-WINNING PARAMORE SINGER TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
“PETALS FOR ARMOR” SET TO ARRIVE ON FRIDAY, MAY 8TH
Hayley Williams has announced today’s premiere of “Simmer,” the first single from the GRAMMY® award-winning Paramore singer’s hugely anticipated debut solo album. The smoldering track is available now via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services; an equally fiery official video – directed by Warren Fu (Paramore, The 1975, The Strokes) – is streaming now via the official Hayley Williams YouTube channel
by Taylor York, lead collaborator in the GRAMMY® award-winning Paramore,
“Simmer” heralds Williams’ upcoming debut solo album, “PETALS FOR ARMOR,” due
so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project,” says
Williams. “Making it was a scary, empowering experience. Some of my proudest
moments as a lyricist happened while writing ‘PETALS FOR ARMOR.’ And I was able
to get my hands a little dirtier than usual when it came to instrumentation.
I’m in a band with my favorite musicians so I never really feel the need to
step into a role as a player when it comes to Paramore records. This project,
however, benefited from a little bit of musical naïveté and rawness and so I
experimented quite a bit more. I made this with some of the closest people to
me. Their respective talents really shine bright throughout the record. I like
to think we all make each other better and the result is something that sounds
and FEELS exactly as I’d hoped it would. Now that it’s time to put it all out
there, I can finally exhale. I’m excited to let people in to experience a
different side of myself that I’ve only very recently become familiar with.”
marks Hayley Williams’ first new music release since Paramore’s chart-topping
2017 album, “AFTER
LAUGHTER.” Highlighted by the gold certified “Hard
Times,” and singles “Told
You So,” “Fake
Happy,” and “Rose-Coloured
Boy,” the LP debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart
upon its May 2017 release while also arriving on the overall
SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #6 – Paramore’s third consecutive top 10 chart
debut. Along with its popular success, “AFTER LAUGHTER” ultimately proved one
of the year’s most critically applauded releases, with The Fader, Pitchfork,
Rolling Stone, NPR, Billboard, and many more ranking it among their “Best of
has accomplished a truly remarkable run of RIAA certified albums and singles
since coming together in Nashville in 2004, from 2005’s gold certified debut,
“ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING” featuring the gold certified single “Pressure,” and
2007’s 2x platinum certified breakthrough, “RIOT!” (with its 4x platinum-certified
hit, “Misery Business,” as well as the platinum certified singles
“crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get”) to 2008’s worldwide 2x platinum
“Decode” (from Chop Shop/Atlantic’s chart-topping “TWILIGHT – ORIGINAL MOTION
PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”) and 2009’s platinum certified “brand new eyes” with its
GRAMMY®-nominated smash, the 2x platinum “The Only Exception” and the gold
band’s RIAA platinum certified fourth album, simply entitled “PARAMORE,” made a
chart-busting debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its April 2013
release – Paramore’s first #1 album to date. Named the year’s “Best Rock Album”
by Entertainment Weekly, “PARAMORE” showcased a string of singles, including 2x
RIAA platinum certified hit, the top 10 “Still Into You,” and the #1 3x
platinum hit, “Ain’t It Fun.” The latter track proved Paramore’s biggest single
to date, ascending to #1 at Hot AC and Rock radio outlets nationwide, #2 at Top
40, as well as to the top 10 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – the band’s first ever
top 10 hit on the overall chart and their highest peaking song thus far.
“Ain’t It Fun” saw Paramore taking home their first-ever GRAMMY® Award, earning
the “Best Rock Song” trophy at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. In addition,
Williams was named that year as the first winner of Billboard’s “Trailblazer
Award,” honouring her as a standout female artist who breaks from convention to
make a unique mark and pave the way for new talent.
regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore has spent much of the past
decade-plus on the road, including countless sold out world tours and
show-stealing festival sets around the globe.
is also an accomplished entrepreneur, co-founding the vegan, cruelty-free hair
colour brand, Good
DAVID BOWIE ‘SPACE ODDITY’ 360 REALITY AUDIO – A VERY SPECIAL NEW MIX BY TONY VISCONTI RELEASED TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ‘DAVID BOWIE’ ALBUM
A VERY SPECIAL NEW MIX BY TONY VISCONTI RELEASED TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ‘DAVID BOWIE’ ALBUM.
BOWIE RELEASE IN SONY’S NEW IMMERSIVE 360 REALITY AUDIO FORMAT
PIECE 5-CD/DIGITAL BOX SET FEATURING 12 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
TRACKS TO BE RELEASED 15TH NOVEMBER
2019 – Fifty years ago today David Bowie released his self-titled album, which
featured his first trans-Atlantic hit ‘SPACE ODDITY’.
To celebrate this milestone, longtime Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti has remixed the track in 360 Reality Audio music format, a new 3D audio from Sony. With 360 Reality Audio, the listener experiences the vocals and instruments placed within a spherical space, creating an immersive sound that closely mimics the omni-directional soundscape of a live musical performance.
Visconti describes this new version of the track as “When I first heard Sony
360 I was quite amazed, in the headphones it was remarkable how you could hear
things behind you and above you.
think it will be a treat to hear things you thought you knew very well, it will
bring out hidden detail.
might have heard Space Oddity 200 times, when you hear this I guarantee you
will listen another 200 times. It’s a new way of hearing the song.”
new immersive mix will be available via Amazon HD using Amazon Echo
Studio, and via Deezer and TIDAL using headphones, more news to follow.
This nascent period of Bowie’s career has been curated into five-CD boxset ‘CONVERSATION PIECE’ which is released on 15th November and features a dozen unheard songs as well as alternate takes, radio sessions, new mixes and demos.
additional details about 360 Reality Audio, visit the following website: 360
Reality Audio official website: https://www.sony.net/360RA/
ABOUT DAVID BOWIE – SPACE ODDITY
Over the past 50 years Space Oddity has been on a journey
as endless as that of its main character, Major
Tom. Originally written and demoed in November 1968, the
song has gone through many guises from appearing in the filmed for
television special Love You Til Tuesday in an earlier incarnation with John
‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, to being recorded in Italian (“Ragazzo
solo, Ragazza sola”), winning an Ivor Novello Special Award for
Originality in May 1970. The song was Bowie’s first hit on both sides
of the Atlantic (#5 in the U.K. in 1969, #1 in the U.K. in 1975 and
#15 in the U.S. in 1973), and in 2013 became the first
music video shot in space, when performed by Canadian
astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space
Station. Major Tom remained a motif for Bowie throughout his
career, revisiting the character in the songs “Ashes to Ashes”,
“Hallo Spaceboy” and in the music video for “★”.
DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE
CD AND DIGITAL BOX SET RELEASED ON 15TH NOVEMBER 2019
Parlophone Records’ DAVID
BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE is a five-CD box set and digital
equivalent tracking David’s early development throughout
1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings
with guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and
mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th
anniversaries of the release of the ‘Space Oddity’ single and David’s
second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity).
BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE contains twelve previously unreleased
tracks/demos from the period as well as a brand new mix of the Space
Oddity (aka David Bowie) album by long-time Bowie producer/collaborator
stunning 120 page hardback book accompanying the box features exclusive
memorabilia from the personal collection of David’s former
manager, the late Ken Pitt, as well as from the David Bowie
Archive®, and includes photos by Ray Stevenson, Vernon Dewhurst,
David Bebbington, Ken Pitt, Alec Byrne, Tony Visconti and Jojanneke Claasen.
The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie experts Mark Adams,
Tris Penna and Kevin Cann along with contributions from David’s lifelong
friend George Underwood, Tony Visconti, Vernon Dewhurst, Dana Gillespie
and John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson.
The 2019 mix of the Space Oddity album will also be released
separately and individually on CD, standard digital, 96/24 digital and
The various vinyl configurations will
be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of
hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to
2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl.
Coldplay will release of their eighth album, Everyday Life, on Friday, November 22 via Parlophone / Atlantic on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. The 53-minute double album is divided into two halves, Sunrise and Sunset.
Everyday Life was produced by The Dream Team and features guest appearances from Stromae, Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savage and Jacob Collier.
The album’s cover image is based around a 1919 photo of guitarist Jonny Buckland’s great-grandfather’s band. The artwork was teased in mysterious posters and billboards all around the world, from São Paulo to Tokyo.
Trouble In Town
WOTW / POTP
When I Need A Friend
Guns Orphans Èkó Cry Cry Cry Old Friends بنی آدم Champion Of The World Everyday Life
RECENTLY COLDPLAY ANNOUNCED A YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM CONCERT FROM JORDAN
The Band will perform their new album, “Everyday Life”, for the first time, live from Amman, Jordan on November 22 on YouTube
Coldplay: Everyday Life – Live in Jordan will take place in Amman, Jordan and mirror the two halves of the 52-minute double album: Sunrise and Sunset. The Sunrise concert will begin at 4am GMT, with the Sunset concert following at 2pm GMT. These will mark the band’s first ever performances in Jordan.
Coldplay said: “These two broadcasts have been our dream since we first started work on this album. It’s a bit impossible and a bit scary, like all the best dreams. YouTube is the perfect home for it.”
DAY UNLEASH NEW TRACK, “FIRE, READY, AIM” – SONG
FEATURED IN TONIGHT’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY GAME ON NBCSN
READY, AIM” FOLLOWS LEAD SINGLE “FATHER OF ALL…,” WHICH IS ALREADY TOP 5 AT BOTH
ALTERNATIVE AND ROCK RADIO
photo by Greg Schneider
After announcing a two-year, cross-platform partnership with the
National Hockey League (NHL®), five-time Grammy Award-winning band Green Day unleash their latest track, “Fire, Ready, Aim”off their forthcoming
thirteenth studio album, Father
Of All…out February 7, 2020 on Reprise/Warner Records. “Fire, Ready, Aim”
is the opening theme song for the
National Hockey League and NBCSN’s Wednesday
Night Hockey gamebroadcasts, starting with
tonight’s New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers game tonight at 7:30 p.m.
ET. In addition, the new song will be featured on NHL on NBC broadcasts throughout the 2019-20
season. Green Day will also perform at the 2020 Honda
NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis in primetime on Saturday, Jan. 25 (8 p.m. ET,
NBC, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports).
The lead single and title track from Green Day’s upcoming studio album, Father Of All… is already Top 5 at both
Alternative and Rock radio. The band showcased their high energy hit on Jimmy Kimmel Live!,andRolling
Stone took note, calling the
performance “a fast-paced
rocker that finds frontman Billie Joe Armstrong using his upper register to
lend a sweet edge to his depiction of life inside a maelstrom of chaos and
Tickets are on-sale
and going fast for Green Day’s global The Hella Mega
Tour presented by Harley-Davidson with fellow artists Fall Out Boy and
Weezer. Tour dates and tickets are available here.
“The New York artist’s latest is all sinuous. Serene, lush pop” – The Observer
“Vagabon’s best yet – Upbeat and unforgettable” – N.M.E.
Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko) announces her self-titled sophomore album, due digitally and on CD and cassette October 18, 2019 via Nonesuch Records. (A vinyl LP version will be available later this fall, exact date TBD.) The follow up to her breakout debut, Infinite Worlds, Vagabon is an artistic leap for Tamko, who wrote and produced the entire album. Guitar-driven melodies are largely absent, replaced by hybridized analog and digital arrangements. Pre-orders for Vagabon are available now and they include a download of the album track “Flood.” Additionally, Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an exclusive print autographed by Tamko.
Of “Flood,” on which she performs all of the instruments, Tamko says “‘Flood’ is a track I originally produced and arranged for a well-known pop-duo to have on their album. Knowing I was writing this song for musicians I admire allowed me this relief from my writer’s block. I used this assignment as a chance to flex my production muscles and write something I wouldn’t have written as a ‘Vagabon’ song a couple years ago. The result felt like a triumph for me in my progression as an artist and I just couldn’t stand to part with the song by the time I was finished.”
Additionally, Vagabon has announced a fall tour that includes headlining shows in New York, Los Angeles, London, Brussels, Berlin and Paris and a run supporting Angel Olsen.
ABOUT VAGABON by Gabriela Tully Claymore
“Break the rules you think you are bound by.” That’s the recurring sentiment Lætitia Tamko carried with her through the writing and recording of her second album under the Vagabon moniker. Her first, 2017’s Infinite Worlds, was an indie breakthrough that put her on the map, prompting Tamko to tour around the world and quit her job in electrical/computer engineering to pursue a career in music full-time. Tamko’s self-titled Nonesuch Records debut finds her in a state of creative expansion, leaning fully into some of the experimental instincts she flirted with on the previous album. This time around, she’s throwing genre to the wind. Vagabon is a vibrant culmination of influences, emotional landscapes, and moods; a colorful and masterful statement by an artist and producer stepping into her own.
“I was in a pretty tortured headspace when I returned home from touring Infinite Worlds. That album contained some of the first songs I’d ever written, and more people than I could have ever imagined heard it,” Tamko says. ”I was proud to become a full-time musician and recognized how rare of a thing that is, but was also debilitated by the very same fact. Fear overtook me and I couldn’t write. I felt stagnant and unsure of what to do next.”
That anxiety eventually thawed and gave way to a newfound sense of freedom as Tamko began to focus less on industry pressures and more on honing her craft as a songwriter and producer. ”With this album, I wanted to impress myself,” Tamko says. ”I wanted to be curious and I wanted to make big leaps as a producer. All I had access to on the road was my computer and Logic, so naturally I started writing songs electronically with what was at hand.”
Vagabon was written and produced entirely by Tamko. Guitar-driven melodies are largely absent, and in their place we are treated to a collection of songs buoyed by hybridized analog and digital arrangements. While Infinite Worlds situated the last Vagabon project in the realm of “indie rock,” Vagabon is not easily defined. Grounded by Tamko’s expressive voice and knack for unique melodies, the album flits between genres, never lingering too long on one particular sensibility.
Lead single “Flood” exemplifies this growth; the production ebbs like a gentle tide before a cavernous drumbeat kicks in and the tone shifts completely. “I know, even if I run from it I’m still in it,” Tamko sings over and over again, her capacious voice conveying a sense of resignation in the face of an external force beyond her control. The chorus is a hypnotic bit of pop alchemy that lingers long after the runtime.
“The drums and vocal forward approach I took on the new album is drawn from my love for rap and hip-hop production as well as R&B and folk storytelling. That’s the music that got me excited about writing again,” Tamko says. In addition to those influences, the West African guitars and rhythms that sound tracked much of her childhood seep into moments throughout this album, in no place more obvious than on “In A Bind.” The song opens with a fingerpicked melody as Tamko sings to someone she’s been orbiting for a while but can’t quite reach. “I know that I was gone a lot last year/ But I hoped you’d still be here,” she sings. After that, words no longer serve, and lyrics are replaced by robust, choral vocals singing the refrain: “Uh-huh, yes, uh-huh.”
“I drew some inspiration from the Malian musician Ali Farka Touré while writing that song. There is a part on his song ’Savane’ where he and his band are feeling the music so much that he just says, ’Yes,’ in the middle of the track,” Tamko explains. ”It’s almost as if the music is coming from a higher power. That’s a staple in so much of the African music I love, and when I started writing ’In a Bind’ I was overcome in a similar way.” Tamko didn’t set out with one particular lyrical theme in mind when she started writing Vagabon, and as a result, this album offers up a spectrum of moods to marinate in. Songs like the album’s opener “Full Moon In Gemini,” the thumping bedroom dance track “Water Me Down,” and the collage piece “Please Don’t Leave The Table” illustrate blinding moments of personal insight that speak to universal themes. Other lyrics came to Tamko with clear intention. “Every Woman” is a thesis statement, though it arrives near the very end of the album.
“That song poured out of me and showed itself as an anthem for myself and for all of the people who are marginalized by our society. ‘Women’ in this case isn’t gendered, it’s a placeholder for those who are not always welcome and not always protected. This song exists for all of us to see each other and find each other,” Tamko says. “The song is also a thank-you letter to the women who raised me, the women who look like me, the women who work in all of the genres of music that guided this album, ‘the women who run with the wolves.’”
On “Wits About You,” Tamko opens up more space for those who have found themselves positioned as The Other when she sings: ”I was invited to the party/ They won’t let my people in/ Well then never mind, never mind, never mind.” Later, the stunning slow burn ”Home Soon” finds Tamko meditating on what it feels like to truly belong to a place, a community. She’s joined by a consortium of friends, who sing along with her over a trembling string arrangement. ”At dawn, I’ll be home soon,” they affirm in unison.
“Home has always been a major theme in my music, and when I say I make music for outcasts, I am also talking about those who feel far from home or uncomfortable where they’re at,” Tamko says. ”To me, home isn’t a physical space so much as it is a mental state. I’m writing about wanting to feel safe and at home in my body and in my mind and in the community I move in. I want Vagabon to be a project that people searching for the same thing can connect with.”
INCLUDES 48 PAGE BOOKLET, 9 CDs, 4 VINYL, IN DEPTH INTERVIEW AND NEVER BEFORE RELEASED MATERIAL
113 TRACKS IN TOTAL WITH MORE THAN 40 UNRELEASED
THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION FOR ANY MUSE FAN
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the band’s debut album Showbiz, Muse have announced the release of the deluxe boxed set Origin of Muse. This deluxe set will chronicle the band from their early beginnings in Devon, their early demos, first Eps, debut album and breakthrough record Origin of Symmetry.
The collection is housed in a 48-page casebound book which sits in a rigid board slipcase with anti-scratch and matte laminated finish with a spot gloss. The book contains an extensive and in-depth interview with Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme as they talk about the earliest beginnings of the band, as well as the recording and release of their debut album Showbiz through to Origin of Symmetry. The book also incorporates original posters, setlists, photographs and contact sheets which are inserted and can be pulled out from the book, as well as original artwork and all CD’s and vinyl.
The audio is 9 CD’s and 4 coloured vinyl containing the following highlights. For full tracklisting see second page:
CD1 – Newton Abbot Demos -15 previously unreleased first demos by the band including an early version of the hit “Plug in Baby”
CD2 – The Muse EPS+ Showbiz Demos – Their debut releases on Dangerous Records and previously unreleased demos for their debut album Showbiz
CD3 – Showbiz – Remastered debut album
CD4 – Showbiz B Sides – Contains a previously unreleased alternate version of “Recess”
CD5 – Showbiz Live – Previously unreleased recording of live shows broadcast on BBC Radio One in 1999/2000
CD6 – Origin of Symmetry Instrumental Demos – Previously unreleased recorded at the Community Centre in Teignmouth
CD7 – Origin of Symmetry – Remastered
CD8 – Origin of Symmetry B Sides – Every B side recorded for the single released from the album
CD9 – Origin of Symmetry Live at Reading Festival – Full version of band’s headline performance of entire album recorded at Reading Festival 2011 on the 10th Anniversary of its release
Vinyl 1-4 – Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry remastered 180 gm heavyweight coloured vinyl.
Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their most recent album Simulation Theory was released in November last year. Drones was released in June 2015 and debuted at number one in 21 countries around the world including their first number one album in the United States. The album went on to win the Grammy Award, their second, for Best Rock Album in February 2016. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide.
Widely recognised as one of the best live bands in the world, Muse have won numerous music awards including two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, five MTV Europe Music Awards, two Brit Awards, ten NME Awards and seven Q Awards, amongst others.
WATCH HER ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE OF NEW SINGLE ‘GHOST TRAIN’
Emerging artist Áinetoday releases her new EP ‘Dislocated’ via Parlophone -stream/share the EP.
‘Ghost Train’ follows recent
single ‘Dislocated’- the title
track from the project which has ignited support on streaming platforms
following a feature on this year’s Love Island.
Following‘Dislocated’on the 5-track
EP is ‘Stepford Wife’,a
lyrically cutting paean to domesticity that references the 1972 satirical novel
by Ira Levin. Rounding out the EP is a stripped back cover of Miley Cyrus
and Mark Ronson’s
country-pop-disco fusion ‘Nothing Break Likes A Heart’ and ‘Dislocated’
(Acoustic) - both of
which highlight Áine’s stunning
the rise of pop superstars Lady
Gaga and MARINA (and the
Diamonds), Áine’s small-town
upbringing – she hails from County Cavan – meant her dreams of ascending to
such heights felt unattainable, until Glastonbury 2016.
Plucked from a
pub stage to appear on primetime BBC festival coverage, she mesmerised
viewers with her performance.
musical heroes,Áine’s releases
are frank and searingly honest.She
isn’t afraid to commit her sharpobservations of people to song, and it’s a
formula that’s clearly resonating with her growing fanbase; Áine’s releases
have drawn attention from tastemakersHunger, CLASH, Noctis, The Line of
Best Fit and more.
announcement of the Dislocated
follows Áine’s Blue Valentine
EP, released earlier in 2019. The 5-track project showcased her ambitious
talent, and marked a statement of intent from the rising artist.
Rubberband Available Today On CD, LP, And
Digitally From Rhino
Album Recorded After Signing
With Warner Bros. Has Now Been Completed By The Original Producers Randy Hall
And Zane Giles, And Davis’ Nephew Vince Wilburn Jr.,With Guest Vocalists
Including Lalah Hathaway And Ledisi
Davis long-lost album Rubberband
is available everywhere today after being shelved for over 30 years. To
celebrate the release, Rhino has produced a mini-documentary that recounts the
long journey the album has taken from recording to release with commentary from
original producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles, Davis’ nephew and
drummer/producer Vince Wilburn Jr, guest vocalists Lalah Hathaway and Ledisi,
shocked the music world in 1985 when he left Columbia Records after 30 years to
join Warner Bros. Records. In October of that year, he began recording the
album Rubberband in Los Angeles at Ameraycan Studios with producers Hall
and Giles. The musical direction Davis was taking during the sessions marked a
radical departure, with the inclusion of funk and soul grooves; with plans to
feature guest vocalists Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan. Eventually, the album was
shelved and Davis went on to record Tutu, leaving the Rubberband
songs unheard and untouched for decades.
album is available today on CD, digitally, and as a 180-gram 2-LP set. It was
finished by Hall and Giles, with Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the original
sessions for the album in 1985-86. The cover art for the album is a Davis
original painting from the time period. A limited edition Rhino.com
bundle of the vinyl version featuring a limited edition 7-inch single of the
track “Paradise”, containing two non-album edits, is also available.
Miles would be proud. Randy, Zane and I, and everyone involved, put our heart
and soul into Rubberband” says Wilburn, Jr.
Of Life” – featuring Ledisi
Emotional” – featuring Lalah Hathaway
Love What We Make Together” – featuring Randy Hall
GRAMMY Award winner Sturgill Simpson has announced that “SOUND & FURY,” his much-anticipated new album and its accompanying Netflix anime film, will be released simultaneously on September 27th. Pre order here. https://WMI.lnk.to/soundandfury
acclaimed singer-songwriter has also unveiled the album’s lead single “Sing
Along,” which was featured as Zane Lowe’s “World Record” on Apple Music’s
Beats 1 and is available now at all DSPs. The official music video for “Sing
Along” – streaming now at Simpson’s official YouTube channel – was directed
by Japanese anime legend Jumpei Mizusaki, and offers a preview of the forthcoming
film, which is set entirely to music from the full album with a different anime
segment for each individual song.
Simpson, “SOUND & FURY,” the album, was recorded primarily at the
McGuire Motor Inn in Waterford, Michigan, with his bandmates Bobby Emmett,
Chuck Bartels, Miles Miller, who all serve as co-producers along with GRAMMY
nominee John Hill (Cage The Elephant, Portugal.The Man, Bleachers). The
album – which Simpson describes as “a sleazy, steamy rock n roll record” – is a
marked departure from 2016’s acclaimed “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth,” which
won “Best Country Album” and was nominated for “Album of the Year” at the 59th
GRAMMY Awards. Merging American rock music and Japanese animation in a
revolutionary new way, “SOUND & FURY,” the film, was produced and based on
a story by Simpson entitled “Sound & Fury.”
of the biggest names in the genre, the film was written and directed by Jumpei
Mizusaki, founder of renowned animation studio Kamikaze Douga and director for
the animated film, “Batman Ninja,” while Takashi Okazaki, creator of Japanese
manga series “Afro Samurai,” served as the film’s character designer.
Additional directors include Koji Morimoto of Phy (“AKIRA”) / Griot Groove,
Michael Arias (“Tekkonkinkreet”), Masaru Matsumoto of Grayscale Arts (“Starship
Troopers: Traitors of Mars”), Henry Thurlow and Arthell Isom of D’ART
Shtajio (“Indigo Ignited, XOgenaSYS”). Shunsuke Ochiai is co-executive
producer. Hiroaki Takeuchi is production executive (“The Animatrix”)
is Simpson’s fourth full length release following his self-produced, GRAMMY®
Award-winning 2016 album, “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth” which garnered rave
reviews from The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NPR Music, Rolling
Stone, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Salon, Billboard, The Atlantic, Paste, SPIN,
American Songwriter among many others. Simpson brought his electrifying
live show to the small screen with nationally televised performances on “The
Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” “Conan,”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and,
most memorably, on “Saturday Night Live” and the 59th GRAMMY Awards
telecast. Earlier this summer, Simpson unveiled a brand new track
“The Dead Don’t Die,” the original theme song for the acclaimed film of the
same name, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
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