LAURA MARLING – SHORT MOVIE //
Laura Marling returns with her new album ‘Short Movie’ which will be released through Virgin Records on March 23rd 2015. ‘Short Movie’ is Laura’s fifth album in seven years, which is a remarkable achievement for someone who has yet to turn 25 years old.
This album marks a new chapter in Laura’s sound and development, moving towards a much bigger & electric feel, it’s a much freer and looser sounding album than anything she has done before.
Marling’s fifth album ‘Short Movie’ is the result of an extended period of reflection and a conscious attempt to change routine. “I realised that I hadn’t been in place for longer than two or three weeks since I was 16” she explains “I thought I wonder what will happen if I try and root myself somewhere? Look back over the past eight years”
‘Short Movie’ is Laura’s first self-produced album with co – credit to her long time drummer Matt Ingram and studio engineer Dan Cox. It was a pleasant but anxious experience for her but one she boldly undertook with a desire to ‘demystify production’. Recording at Urchin studio in London she was joined by by her long time collaborator and friend Ruth De Turberville on cello, Nick Pini on bass and Tom Hobden.
SIA – ELASTIC HEART //
Sia has premiered her brand new video for “Elastic Heart” on VEVO.
The video was directed by Sia & Daniel Askill, who also directed Sia’s Grammy-nominated “Chandelier” video and features compelling performances by actor Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Zeigler, who stars in Sia’s “Chandelier” video and on the Lifetime Television show “Dance Moms.”
“Elastic Heart” is the second single from Sia’s critically-acclaimed, #1 album 1000 FORMS OF FEAR, and the video is the follow up to Sia’s “Chandelier” video which has enjoyed an astonishing 430 million views online and counting.
Sia is nominated for 4 Grammys for “Chandelier” including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance and Best Music Video and will be performing on “Saturday Night Live” on January17, 2015.
ELLIE GOULDING – LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO //
Multimillion selling recording artist Ellie Goulding announced her new single “Love Me Like You Do,” written for Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ hotly anticipated upcoming film FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and featured on the soundtrack. Produced by Max Martin, the anthemic new single is being released via Polydor Records on the 15th of February. The track is available to stream via VEVO and available to pre-order now on iTunes.
Following the enormous success of her No. 1 sophomore album Halcyon Days, “Love Me Like You Do” is the first taste of new music from Ellie Goulding in 2015. To date, the singer/songwriter has achieved a staggering 6 million album sales and 20 million single sales worldwide. In 2014, she was the winner of the BRIT Award for Best Female Solo Artist, performed on a sold out UK arena tour and featured on Calvin Harris’ huge hit “Outside”. “Love Me Like You Do” was produced by legendary hit-maker Max Martin, the man behind platinum-selling albums including Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and Taylor Swift’s “1989”.
LAURA WELSH – GHOSTS //
Ghosts is the new single from Laura Welsh, released 18th January 2015 on Outsiders/Polydor. Written by Welsh and Jonathan Lipsey (Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse), Ghosts was produced by Greg Kurstin (The Shins, Beck, Lily Allen) at his Echo Studio in LA. “Ghosts is about learning lessons from situations and overcoming them instead of being pulled under,” says Welsh. “To let go of the past and flick the switch on to the future.”
Ghosts is taken from Laura Welsh’s debut album Soft Control, released 19th January, which also includes acclaimed previous singles Break The Fall, Cold Front, and Unravel. On Soft Control the Staffordshire-born singer-songwriter worked with an eclectic bunch of co-stars, collaborating with indie polymath Dev Hynes, Robin Hannibal from R&B minimalists Rhye, Emile Haynie (Lana Del Ray, Kanye West), Scissor Sisters’ Babydaddy and Amanda Ghost. The album also includes an incredible duet with John Legend, Hardest Part.
Laura Welsh is a modern pop force with an irresistible voice, who makes captivating, confessional songs which share the unguarded abandon of Florence and The Machine and Adele. Singer, writer, and producer – she co-produced the album tracks Call To Arms and Hollow Drum – Welsh is very modern kind of pop artist. Earlier this year she scored at Top 10 hit as the co-writer and vocalist on Gorgon City’s massive summer anthem Here For You.