PEACE – MONEY //
As the dust begins to settle on Peace unveiling ‘World Pleasure’ – a brand new track taken from their forthcoming new album, and due to be the closing track on the record – they now hit us with news of first official single to launch their exciting 2014 ahead.
‘World Pleasure’ could be heard exclusively via www.peacelandworld.com – the website where peace have been keeping fans a breast of their studio activities while album #2 has taken shape over the last few months. The Birmingham band of brothers’ new material was met with nothing but excitement and praise from all quarters and suitably whet appetites for what’s to come.
LANA DEL REY – WEST COAST //
Lana Del Rey is set to release her eagerly awaited new track “West Coast”. Currently melting online with anticipation “West Coast” is the first cut to be taken from Lana’s forthcoming album “Ultraviolence”.
Written by Lana and the legendary writer Rick Nowels “West Coast” was recorded in Nashville and produced by Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys.
Commenting on “West Coast” and “Ultraviolence” Lana explains “The record is finished and it’s beautiful – it’s so wrong and exquisite. It is absolutely gorgeous – darker than the first.”
MNEK – EVERY LITTLE WORD //
Nineteen year-old South Londoner, MNEK (pronounced Em-en-ee-kay) is fast becoming one of the most significant contributors to British popular culture. A brilliantly innovative and distinctly perceptive intelligent singer, songwriter, producer and remixer MNEK manages to be singularly inimitable yet universally appealing. Featured in the BBC Sound of 2014 list and with an undeniable ability to create a killer hook, MNEK emanates an effortless sense of credibility into each and every note. “Imagine Luther Vandross if he lived in Shoreditch today” is his inspired choice of musical metaphor.
At 6’4 and a penchant for kufi hats and a high-top fade, the Catford teenager’s visual presence is as potently powerful as his brilliantly innovative sound. “I do look quite intimidating, but it’s not the case at all,” he laughs. “I’m built like a basketball player, but inside I’m a puny nerd who just wants to sing songs and make beats.”
ED SHEERAN – SING //
Asylum Records is proud to announce ‘Sing’, the eagerly anticipated first single from Ed Sheeran set for release on June 1.
The record is available to pre-order on iTunes now, after premiering across radio stations worldwide yesterday at 7.30pm UK time. ‘Sing’ is the first new music to be unveiled from the Suffolk native’s forthcoming album “x”, due out on June 23.
The new single was recorded in New York’s Jungle City studios after Ed bumped into the song’s producer Pharrell at the Grammy Awards. They exchanged details and soon after, they hit the studio. Ed says of the experience, “Pharrell really pushes you and wants you to do the best thing possible. So you don’t go for the first thing he plays… Pharrell must have been on about his 17th idea when he played me this beat. I don’t really get jazz chords and this felt like one of them. Instinctively, I dismissed it, but I had a guitar in my hand and started playing that riff absent-mindedly. From that moment, I was playing that song and… we just pieced it all together.”