MUSIC NEWS ROUND-UP | Week of Oct 28 – Nov 3, 2013

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Here are the latest news about your favorite OPM & US artists (Week of Oct 28 – Nov 3, 2013)

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MUSIC NEWS ROUND-UP | Week of Sept 23 – 29, 2013

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Here are the latest news about your favorite OPM & US artists (Week of September 23 to 29, 2013)

LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Jonalyn Viray releases the music video for her single ‘Help Me Get Over.’ The video also stars GMA7 heartthrob, Aljur Abrenica, watch it here http://youtu.be/kxSk_qo-7M8
  • Filipino Fab Four, the Eraserheads now made into limited-edition vinyl figure u can add to your toy collection! http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/blogs/omgphnewsblog/home-eraserhead-035145469.html …
  • Jullie Anne San Jose and her leading man Kristoffer Martin releases the music video for “I’ll Be There”, themesong of Kahit Nasaan Ka Man, their new romantic/drama series on GMA 7 http://youtu.be/u1jrvfhBU4Q
  • Enrique Gil’s full music video for his first single “OHA! (Kaya Mo Ba ‘To)” from his debut album King Of The Gil is finally out, watch now http://youtu.be/h4N9lloAYY0
  • Ely Buendia w/ his band Pupil performs “Haunted” during the Bang Bang Alley World Premier after party. This is the theme song of the film, watch the live clip here http://youtu.be/uXMFcPmE3GA
  • Moonstar88 performs their hit ‘Migraine’ on Tower Sessions (Off Season Episode), watch it here http://youtu.be/AQXIO0OSQQw
  • Richard Yap’s Don’t Know What To Do, Don’t Know What To Say theme song for Dingdong Dantes & Bea Alonzo’s She’s The One http://youtu.be/da3PsubTrDg

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HOT NEW MUSIC VIDEOS FROM SONY MUSIC INT’L ROSTER (Part 15)

Check out the latest music videos from Big Time Rush, One Direction, The Fray, Foster The People, Hot Chelle Rae, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry and T-Pain.

Big Time Rush “Music Sounds Better With You”
“Music Sounds Better With You” is the first single of Big Time Rush’s forthcoming second album ELEVATE. The new songs are also featured in the second season of their Nickelodeon hit show Big Time Rush. The band will be hitting the road in February 2012 for the Better With U Tour starting in Las Vegas. The tour is going to be a boy-band spectacular, as British sensations One Direction will be the opening act for most of the shows. ELEVATE will be out in stores early 2012.

One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
One Direction is one of X-Factor 2010 finalists and a signed artist under Simon Cowell’s Syco label. The group are winning the heart of millions of fan girls all over the world with their hit “What Makes You Beautiful,” the first single from their upcoming debut album ‘Up All  Night’ which will be out in stores early 2012.

The Fray “HeartBeat”
“Heartbeat”, the first single of their upcoming album Scars and Stories. “Heartbeat” was written by The Fray’s front man Isaac Slade and Guitarist Joseph King. The song was inspired by a real life and very poignant encounter Isaac had with a genocide survivor in Ruanda. The music video was shot on the California coast north of Malibu the night of October 14, 2011 and directed by Justin Francis.  In the directors words:”On the surface it’s a beach party performance video, but it’s really about people coming together and sharing a common experience, and enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime evening together” – Justin Francis

Foster The People “Call It What You Want”
“Call It What You Want” is the 3rd single from indie pop band Foster The People’s ‘Torches’ album. The music video was directed by Ace Norton (who also directed the video for “Helena Beat”) where the band goes through a series of odd behaviors from the comforts of a lavish estate. Torches album is now out in stores, do grab a copy.

Hot Chelle Rae “Like It Like That”
American Music Awards New Artist nominee “Hot Chelle Rae” is riding high with the success of their two irresistible pop singles “Tonight Tonight” and their latest “I Like It Like That.” Both songs are included in their album, “Whatever.” The music video for “I Like It Like That” features live footage of the band performing and behind the scenes footage of the band. Hot Chelle Rae is currently on tour with The Script and will be opening for Taylor Swift on her Australian tour dates in March 2012. Their album “Whatever” is now available in music stores.

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DAUGHTRY READY TO “BREAK THE SPELL”

In the course of only five years, Chris Daughtry has had more than his share of career highlights. The singer, songwriter, and musician from North Carolina has released back-to-back No. 1 albums, the 4x-platinum DAUGHTRY (which became the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history) and 2009‟s platinum Leave This Town. DAUGHTRY has scored four No. 1 Top 40 hits (“It‟s Not Over, “Home,” “Feels Like Tonight,” and “No Surprise”), earned four Grammy Award nominations (including “Best Rock Album” for DAUGHTRY), won three American Music Awards, and brought its electrifying live show to all corners of the world, including sold-out arenas in South Africa, Singapore, and The Philippines.

So when it came time to record their third album, Break the Spell, it would have been understandable if Chris and the band — which includes guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock, bassist Josh Paul, and drummer Robin Diaz — decided to stick to what they knew worked. Thing is, that‟s not how they work. “I didn‟t want to make the same record,” Chris says of how he felt before the band hit the studio in March 2011 with long-time producer Howard Benson. “Howard called me and said he had some ideas for what we needed to do to differentiate this album. He said, „I really think we need to push ourselves.‟ He was blown away by the songs we had sent over, which is very hard to do with that guy, so everything was really positive out of the gate.”

The result is Break the Spell — a gleaming showcase for Chris‟s powerful, emotionally resonant voice and knack for relentless melodic hooks and big, anthemic choruses. The album enables the band to evolve musically while aiming to satisfy its many long-time fans. “Going in to the writing sessions, we said, „Let‟s not try to sound like anything. Let’s just write, and see what happens,‟” says Chris, who co-wrote every song with either one of his band-mates or such collaborators as Marti Frederiksen, Busbee, and Brett James. “We came up with some pretty interesting tunes that sound nothing like anything we’ve done before. Even though some of them didn‟t make the album, the process stretched us and took us to new places. It was the first time I‟ve said, „It doesn’t sound like us, but I can see us doing that.‟”

You can hear their risk-taking on such primal, slithering rockers as hard-driving first single “Crawing Back To You,” “Outta My Head,” and “Renegade,” which Entertainment Weekly praised for its “wind-in-your-eyes hook and leather-glove-to-the-sky chorus” calling it “the ideal soundtrack for hitting the highway.” The songs reflect the confident swagger of some of Chris‟ favorite bands. “I was listening to a lot of old Aerosmith and Def Leppard and I wanted to make a rock record that that was really upbeat and hard-hitting,” Chris says. “There were a couple of tracks on Leave This Town that were heavy, but as a whole, the album was very polished. Break the Spell is more fist-pumping, if you will. I wouldn‟t say the songs are stripped-down, but they have a bit more room to breathe.”

That extra space has the effect of allowing the words to shine more brightly, which became important to Chris when he realized that some of the songs had gone deeper lyrically than anything he had written to date. The birth of his twins in November 2010 “definitely sparked something in me,” he says, and led to such moving ballads as “Gone Too Soon.” At one point during the writing session, Chris had to walk out to collect himself. “The song is about realizing that today could have been the day that someone would be blowing out the candles,” Chris says. “It just hit me pretty hard. I remember playing the demo for my brother and I turned around and he was bawling. I didn’t realize that my brother‟s wife had suffered a miscarriage years before. It was a pretty emotional moment.”

“Gone Too Soon” may be the album‟s most intense moment, but Break the Spell is not a brooding affair, nor is it preoccupied with people going their separate ways — further evidence that Chris has ventured out of his comfort zone. “That ship has sailed,” he says. “I wanted to do something that was a little more charming in the lyrical take, so I started reflecting on when I met my wife as opposed to dwelling on the hard times. I was trying to tap into all of the spontaneous things you do when everything’s new and perfect and you‟re trying to impress someone. I‟d never really written about that. Even „Crawling Back To You‟ is a different take on the „Sorry, I screwed-up story‟ in that it‟s about how I‟m doing exactly what you said I‟d do, I‟m crawling back.”

Overall, Chris feels that Break The Spell, which is being released five years from the day that DAUGHTRY‟S debut was released, is the most uplifting and hopeful album the band has recorded. “It‟s not so dark,” he says. “I‟m not only singing about the bad days. And with many of the songs being up-tempo, it‟s going to really fun to play live.”

Live, of course, is where DAUGHTRY really shines. This band has always made its bones on stage and the coming year will be no exception as they hit the road to support Break the Spell. “Bon Jovi, U2, and Aerosmith are certainly big influences on us musically and just seeing how they can still go out and play for the masses after all these years is really inspiring,” Chris says. “Let‟s be honest, we didn’t set out to do this to play clubs. No rock band ever sets out saying they want to play clubs for the rest of their career. If they do, they’re full of it. I want to play arenas. I would love to play stadiums. This album is a step in the right direction.”

BREAK THE SPELL, available nationwide starting November 23 only from Ivory Music & Video, the official licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.

DAUGHTRY UNVEILS ALBUM ART AND TRACK LISTING FOR BREAK THE SPELL

Source: www.daughtryofficial.com

DAUGHTRY have revealed additional details including album artwork and track listing for its eagerly anticipated album, Break The Spell, out November 2011 from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines. The long awaited third album from the multi-platinum selling rock band includes the chart-climbing “Renegade” and “Crawling Back To You,” which is well on its way to becoming the band’s fifth No. 1 at the Hot AC format.   The new record will be released 5 years to the day from the release of their multi-platinum debut album in 2006. 


Break The Spell is a powerful collection of hooks and strong, rhythmic choruses that provide the perfect backdrop for frontman Chris Daughtry’s emotionally resonant voice. Every song was co-written by Chris with either one of his band-mates (guitarists Josh Steely ,  Brian Craddock and bassist Josh Paul) or collaborators such as Marti Frederiksen, Busbee and Bret James. Produced by Howard Benson, who worked on DAUGHTRY’S two previous chart-topping albums, Break The Spell allows the band room to grow musically while still maintaining its knack for distinctive, melodic pop-rock anthems.

Daughtry have scored 4 No. 1 hits, garnered 4 Grammy nominations, sold over 7 million albums and played sold out concerts around the world in less than 4 years. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up Leave This Town marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. In addition to recording and touring, Daughtry is also dedicated to using its position to raise awareness about a number of charitable causes.

Track listing

1. Renegade
2. Crawling Back To You
3. Outta My Head
4. Start Of Something Good
5. Crazy
6. Break The Spell
7. We’re Not Gonna Fall
8. Gone Too Soon
9. Losing My Mind
10. Rescue Me
11. Louder Than Ever
12. Spaceship

Stay in touch with the latest on Daughtry:
http://www.daughtryofficial.com
http://www.twitter.com/chris_daughtry

http://www.myspace.com/daughtry

http://www.facebook.com/daughtry
http://www.last.fm/music/Daughtry

Stream Daughtry’s new singles:
Renegade: http://bit.ly/r8nbHG
Crawling Back To You: http://bit.ly/qlMM5c