Simon Astley – Everything Will Be All Right

Simon Astley is proud to announce the release of his new single “Everything Will Be All Right”.

Astley is continuing his run of success working alongside award winning Australian Music Producer Sam Panetta (Kylie Minogue, Crowded House, Kisschasy), and USA Music Producer Ray Balconis.

“Everything Will Be All Right” takes you on a journey into a land of juicy brass goodness, that will draw you in, and deliver you all the way to the chorus. The track reminds us all that “Everything Will Be All Right”, and that we will all get through this together.

The last year and a half has been a very tough time for everyone, dealing with the COVID Pandemic times we are living in. Astley’s new song focuses on the positives that can come out of this, even though some of us are so far away, and told to distance ourselves from loved ones, we are still able to unite and tell our story.

Astley is collaborating with Irish/Australian Singer Songwriter Damien Leith for the second time, after the success of their previous single “Love for the City” in 2020.

Simon has recently been chosen as the Radio Announcer for the new Australian Radio Show ‘AUS10’, which is the affiliate of US10, broadcast on radio stations throughout the United Kingdom.

Astley is no stranger to the screen, with appearances on the Marngrook Footy Show (AUS), Late Night with Monica Price (UK), The Real Sauce TV Show (UK), The Cath Vincent Show (NZ), Neighbours (AUS), Underbelly (AUS) Oogies Popcorn TV AD (USA), and Carlton Draught TV AD (AUS). Simon’s song ‘London’ was played as part of the Queens Diamond Jubilee in the United Kingdom in 2012.

Gracie Abrams – Mess It Up

Today, songwriter Gracie Abrams shares her poignant new single “Mess It Up” and its accompanying video – a heart-melting portrait of shattered hopes and smashed layer cakes.

Directed by Matty Peacock (the filmmaker behind such iconic visuals as “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK with Selena Gomez), the video for “Mess It Up” finds Abrams attempting to bake a cake and repeatedly dropping the gorgeously frosted final product on the ground. That bittersweet back-and-forth between determination and disappointment is a perfect match for Abrams’s incisive lyrics, which simultaneously convey a deep longing for forgiveness and an unshakable sense of frustration (e.g. “Hope that you’re sleeping well knowing I’m not”). Produced by and co-written with her frequent collaborator Blake Slatkin, the track’s stark guitar work and driving rhythms slowly take on a powerful momentum, ultimately building to a sweetly triumphant climax.

“Mess It Up” is Abrams’s first new music since the March premiere of “Unlearn,” a collaboration with hitmaker benny blanco (who also served as producer on the title track to her acclaimed debut project minor). Co-written by Abrams, the quietly breathtaking track appears on blanco’s recently released album FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS 2. On March 24, the two collaborators delivered a beautifully nuanced performance of “Unlearn” on “The Late Late Show With James Corden”; check it out HERE.

ABOUT GRACIE ABRAMS

Since making her debut with “Mean It” in October 2019, Gracie Abrams has emerged as one of the most compelling songwriters of her generation, earning the admiration of such likeminded artists as Lorde, Billie Eilish, and Olivia Rodrigo. A consummate songwriter who names Joni Mitchell as her most formative influence, she penned her first song at the age of eight, then went on to amass a devoted following on the strength of her emotionally intimate lyrics and DIY sensibilities. As her profile rose, Abrams was named an artist to watch by tastemaking outlets like Pigeons & Planes, Fader, and -iD, in addition to being crowned one of seven breakout female musicians by Vogue UK. With the arrival of her debut project minor in summer 2020, she received glowing reviews from the likes of NME, who praised her “painfully honest tales of heartbreak draped in delicate melodies that carry much more intrigue than the usual run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter.” Executive-produced by Blake Slatkin – and also made with leading producers like Joel Little and benny blanco – the seven-song effort features her beloved singles “21,” “I miss you, I’m sorry,” and “Long Sleeves.” Abrams is now at work on more new music, due out later this year.

OneRepublic – Run

Today, GRAMMY® nominated OneRepublic released their new single, “Run”, via Mosley/Interscope Records. Get it here! The track was written and produced by Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Tyler Spry and John Nathaniel. “Run” will appear on the group’s forthcoming album, Human. Pre-order it here! Human will also include previously released singles “Rescue Me”, which was ARIA certified x2 platnium, “Somebody To Love”, “Wanted”, “Didn’t I”, and “Better Days”, which combined have over 65 million local streams.

Alongside the single, they also released the music video for “Run.” Watch it here! The video was directed by Tomás Whitmore.

About OneRepublic

Grammy nominated OneRepublic, is comprised of singer/songwriter and lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher. The band released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The release included the multi-platinum-selling smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy Award nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced the hit singles “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.” The certified-platinum album Native followed in 2013, featuring the No.1 hit and 45 million plus-selling single “Counting Stars,” along with a worldwide tour. OneRepublic released Oh My My, their fourth full-length album in 2016. During the spring of 2019, the band released “Start Again ft. Logic,” a song featured on the soundtrack for the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why and “Connection” which was part of FCA’s Summer of Jeep campaign. Most recently, OneRepublic released “Lose Somebody” with Kygo and “Wild Life”, which appeared in Disney+’s original movie, Clouds. OneRepublic has amassed 5B streams on Spotify to date. OneRepublic’s tracks, “Rescue Me,” “Somebody To Love”, “Wanted”, “Didn’t I”, and “Better Days” from their upcoming album, Human, are out now.

Chase Stevens – Another Little Roadside Kiss

Another Little Roadside Kiss” is the kind of song we all want to hear right about now. With its guitar driven groove, it is a jump in your car, roll down the windows and crank the music kind of tune.

The 4th song to be released from Chase’s upcoming CD titled Trespassing Castles. Following on the heels of “Even Now”, “Right On Time” and “Breathe In The Summertime.”

Once Covid is in the rear-view mirror, Chase will be back co-hosting the Above the 44th Songwriter Series featuring top writers from across Southern Ontario

Thomas Rhett – Country Again, Side A

THOMAS RHETT has reached the pinnacle as a performer. From appearing on Saturday Night Live to holding court as reigning ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year following up with Male Artist of the Year at the awards this month. After keeping up with the velocity of a whirlwind career, Thomas Rhett’s journey continues with the release of part one of his fifth studio double album: COUNTRY AGAIN: SIDE A.

“Country Again: Side A is everything I wanted to say when I was 19 years old, but hadn’t lived enough to know how to say any of those things yet,” Thomas Rhett shared. “It’s about the crazy journey that took me out into the world over the last ten years and ultimately brought me back home, more centered and content than ever, with a deep understanding for what’s important in life. I’ve had a blast sharing some of these songs in their acoustic form during quarantine and am blown away by the reaction the fans have already shown.”

With SIDE B planned for release later this year, COUNTRY AGAIN: SIDE A is entirely co-written by Thomas Rhett and is the result of a return to his initial inspirations as a young songwriter with a new perspective that comes from the challenges of 2020 and life in-between. It’s a musical and thematic return to his roots for Thomas Rhett, an embrace of the sounds, stories, and methods that drew the superstar singer-songwriter to Country music, yet required ten years of life experiences to have the perspective to write them. From the introspective title to track to personal moments like “To The Guys That Date My Girls,” a heart-stopping ode to his daughters and the rawness of grappling with the death of a close friend on “Heaven Right Now,” Thomas Rhett reaches new creative heights blending his penchant for authentic songwriting and current state of mind.

Caitlyn Shadbolt – Oxygen

With the release of her 2017 debut album, Caitlyn Shadbolt was touted as ‘one to watch’ and a ‘rising star’. Her single “My Breakup Anthem” was the #2 Most Played Country single that year (only held out of the top spot by Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Backroad’). On a roll with hit pop country single after single, Caitlyn performed at the ACRAS that same year; sharing the stage with Dean Lewis and Sheppard. Now the 25 year old emerges with her latest album STAGES and a more polished feel to her songwriting and ever evolving music career.

“OXYGEN” is the new track to drop from STAGES and is a departure from her past pop-country releases; the single being a pure pop track. Discussing the track, Caitlyn says, “I am so excited to finally release Oxygen as a single. It feels like a new chapter for me, pushing boundaries I haven’t yet pushed. I wrote this song with Liam Quinn & Pat Byrne, they really helped me to explore another side of my writing. This song can be interpreted in a number of ways, but for me it’s about that constant conversation you have with yourself that’s both a blessing and a curse. Can’t live with it, but can’t live without it.” Watch video HERE

The single and album were all produced by Stuart Stuart (Veronicas/Dean Lewis/Sheppard) bringing it to life in his Brisbane ‘Analog Heart’ studio.

A finalist in the sixth season of The X Factor Australia, Caitlyn Shadbolt went on to secure a recording deal with ABC MUSIC/UMA and release her debut album, Songs On My Sleeve (May 2017). Upon release the album hit #1 on the ARIA Country Album chart. First single, ‘My Break-Up Anthem’, held the #1 National Country Airplay Chart for 8 consecutive weeks. Caitlyn was recognised for her achievements by winning the CMC Award for Best New Artist, along with a nomination for Female Artist of the Year.

spill tab – Anybody Else

“she has a sound that transcends worlds” – Pigeons & Planes

“music way beyond the trendy, bedroom pop feel of today’s indie” – Earmilk

Describing herself as a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, part-time tattoo artist and oatmilk connoisseur, rising artist spill tab releases new single ‘Anybody Else’, after independently amassing over 10 million streams on her debut EP “Oatmilk”.

Of the track and video, spill tab says: “This song is cheesy as fuck but I love it, it’s pretty straight forward, a little shameless – the lyrics are sort of a way of expressing my love without openly saying ‘I love you.’ The director and I wanted to something lighthearted and playful for the video, so we decided we would have all of our homies in it paired with different colors and angles and set designs.”

spill tab combines disparate influences into her distinct lo-fi alternative pop sound, drawing on her diverse cultural milieus of her French-Korean heritage, being born in Bangkok and now based in Los Angeles. She was listed as One To Watch in 2021 by NME and Pigeons & Planes.

Martial Simon – Let’s Hear It For The Boy

Martial Simon, previously known as DJ Martial, has released his second single “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” cementing his emerging role as producer and GET SET Records label owner.

The infectious cover debuted on Hollywood Hamilton’s RT30 show on 4.17.21, which is syndicated on iHeart Radio over 150+ stations across North America.

Martial Simon spent quarantine pivoting from working as both a DJ and booking agent, to focusing on his production career and launching his own label. The New York-based artist spent the last two decades performing across the country under his DJ Martial moniker, and has been profiled in outlets like Page 6, Daily News, US Weekly, and Wall Street Journal. “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” is out now via his newly-minted label GET SET Records, which Simon founded as a new avenue to showcase music he believes in. Instead of securing bookings for DJs as their agent, Simon will continue championing talented artists by signing them under the wing of his own brand. Check out a quote from Simon below.

My music taste really drove the purpose of this song. I love old records; but also, I’m a huge fan of today’s music scene, and that was the vision for “Let’s Hear It for the Boy.” What developed is an energetic dance cover of the #1 billboard hit from 1984 (in the movie “Footloose”) that’s infused with 2021-style sound. By focusing on strong vocals and a catchy beat, I aimed to stay true to the original while making it blend into today’s music culture.” – Martial Simon

Dan Lynch – Stereo Is God

“He has a real honest, likeable feel to his songs and it feels fresh and familiar at first listen. Can you call Australian artists, Americana? I suppose you can, Dan Lynch is leading the charge for great well-crafted roots rock songs” Brad Savage Program Director/On Air Host The Summit WAPS 91.3 FM Akron/Canton OH, WKTL 90.7 FM Youngstown/Warren OH.

Dan Lynch is a singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia whose earthy sound and grounded lyrics are gaining attention.
His new release “Stereo Is God” is a super catchy singalong rock anthem.

Paul McCartney – Lavatory Lil (Josh Homme Remix)

McCARTNEY III REINTERPRETED BY ALL-STAR LINEUP INCLUDING ANDERSON .PAAK, BECK, BLOOD ORANGE, DAMON ALBARN, EOB, JOSH HOMME, KHRUANGBIN, 3D RDN FROM MASSIVE ATTACK, PHOEBE BRIDGERS, ST. VINCENT & MORE

“The songwriting icon revisits that record in III Imagined by collaborating with some of the brightest lights in the current music world, including St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Blood Orange, and Damon Albarn… ‘Find My Way”s groovy mashup with Beck… (Dominic Fike) offering an illuminating look at ‘The Kiss Of Venus,’ firing up the lovelorn lament with a spirited passion.”-AV CLUB

“an impressive list of friends, fans and new pals providing their spin on the songs from the album McCartney recorded entirely by himself in quarantine”-BILLBOARD

“Paul McCartney Remains Cool and Relevant… remains cool as ever and still has his finger on the pulse of today’s music scene.”-INSIDE HOOK

Hailed upon its release last year as “vital and comfortable taking new chances” (ROLLING STONE) and “cheery, resilient, forever looking forward” (THE NEW YORKER), Paul McCartney’s McCartney III is now literally moving into the future in the form of McCartney III Imagined, released digitally from April 16, physical formats to come later this year.

Personally curated by Paul, McCartney III Imagined features an A-List assortment of friends, fans and brand new acquaintances, each covering and/or reimagining their favorite McCartney III moments in their own signature styles. The result is a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation – one that serves as an extension of the instantly beloved McCartney III while standing on its own as a brilliant and adventurous milestone in the McCartney discography.

Advance offerings from McCartney III Imagined have included “Slidin'” by Ed O’Brien (EOB) who described the experience as “a moment of light in the darkness of the winter that’s just been,” Beck’s “Find My Way” that saw him “take the song completely somewhere unexpected,” and Dominic Fike’s cover of “The Kiss of Venus” which “switches up the acoustic ballad into a futuristic R&B jam” (BILLBOARD).

Originally released December 18, 2020, McCartney III is the third in a trilogy of home-made and self-titled albums that began with Paul’s 1970 solo debut McCartney, and continued in 1980 with McCartney II. All three albums were written, performed and produced by Paul in varying states of isolation, all showcasing his unique creativity and inspired spontaneity. Recorded in “Rockdown,” McCartney III topped album charts across the world, scoring Paul his first UK#1 album in 31 years – increasing his lead as the UK’s most successful chart act of all time.

McCartney III Imagined continues the tradition of the biggest and most diverse names in music covering Paul’s songs – an ever-expanding lineup that ranges from more recent versions by Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Dave Grohl, Coldplay and The Cure, to interpretations over the years from the likes of U2, Guns N’ Roses, Earth Wind & Fire, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and so many more. McCartney III Imagined is a testament of Paul’s enduring and unmatched influence, a legacy that stretches from “Yesterday” being the most covered song in contemporary musical history to the inspiration his current work continues to hold for generations of artists and fans.

McCartney III Imagined physical formats are also available for pre-order, with their release following this summer, including exclusive color vinyl editions available at Target, Barnes & Noble, Indie record stores, Newbury Comics, and PaulMcCartney.com. Physical configurations will feature the exclusive bonus track “Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix).”