PALOMA FAITH – A PERFECT CONTRADICTION OUT NOW! //
Paloma Faith released her amazing third album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ yesterday. The album, which follows 2012’s double platinum selling ‘Fall To Grace’, features a roster of legendary music icons, singer-songwriters and producers including Pharrell Williams (who collaborated on first single ‘Can’t Rely On You’), Diane Warren, Plan B, John Legend, Stewart Matthewman and Raphael Saadiq.
Most of the collaborators actively courted Paloma, with Pharrell approaching her at the Met Ball, and Diane Warren repeatedly calling to ask Paloma to listen to a song she had written with her in mind.
LITTLE MIX – WORD UP //
Comic Relief announces that the UK’s freshest and most exciting girl band of the moment, Little Mix, will be recording and releasing the official Sport Relief single, Word Up. The single, a cover of the 1986 smash hit by Cameo, is available to pre-order in the UK on iTunes from today, and is available to download on iTunes from 16th March with the CD available to buy exclusively in Sainsbury’s from 17th March.
Sport Relief takes place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March and for the first time ever the public can run, swim or cycle in the brand new Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games. For more information on how to join in the fun and games, raise cash and changes lives, go to sportrelief.com.
SHOWTEK – CANNONBALL (EARTHQUAKE) //
Following the huge success of ‘Cannonball’ Showtek and Justin Prime have now revealed details of their new single, ‘Cannonball (Earthquake)’. The collaborative production, which features the vocals of Matthew Koma, is set for release on Spinnin’ / Polydor on 16th March 2014. It received its world premiere on world-renowned dance music tastemaker Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show on Friday 6th December, introducing the single to the world in explosive fashion.
This fresh incarnation of the instrumental features Matthew Koma, who has previously collaborated on tracks such as Hardwell ‘Dare You’, Alesso ‘Years’ and ZEDD ‘Spectrum’. On ‘Cannonball (Earthquake)’ the instrumental retains all the immediacy and energy that make it such a standout club track, while Koma’s soaring vocals perfectly intertwine with the track’s synth melodies to add another utterly infectious layer to the standout production. With the addition of Koma’s songwriting finesse, ‘Cannonball (Earthquake)’ is elevated to new realms.
GEORGE EZRA – CASSY O’ //
George Ezra has announced the imminent arrival of his stunning second set, the Cassy O’ EP, due for release on 16 March via Columbia Records in digital and 2×7-inch formats. The eponymous title track is available from today as an instant grat for those pre-ordering the four track EP via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/CassyO
Cassy O’ is the follow up to Ezra’s breakthrough debut, the Did You Hear The Rain? EP. Released late last year and led by the twin pronged attack of its title track and radio favourite Budapest, it peaked at #6 on the iTunes Album Chart and propelled its author into the top five of the BBC Sound of 2014, as well as onto Ones to Watch lists from the likes of Vevo, Xfm, iTunes and MTV.