Nicole Millar – Boring!

Edgy pop chanteuse Nicole Millar today releases her hypnotic new single, ‘Boring!’. Equal parts sweet and sassy, the track was created with Juno-Award winning Canadian artist bülow and song writing collective The Six (Charli XCX, Clean Bandit, Marshmello & Anne Marie)

Speaking of the track, Nicole says : “Boring! is about searching for thrills in different places – needing something more, something exciting. During lockdown, I needed to think of new ways to write songs – I usually collaborate with artists in the studio, but this year I have been going back to my roots of writing with artists online, and to beats.”

“Boring! is a bit more bouncy and fun than some of the tracks I have put out, but in a time of darkness I think people need something fun… and with summer being in Australia I’m really excited to pump this in the car on the way to the beach.”

Watch the visualiser for ‘Boring!’ created by Tiffany Williams (Kota Banks, Ninajirachi, CXLOE) HERE

‘Boring!’ is the fourth release in a collection of new output from Millar marked by its shift into an increasingly captivating, defined and mature sound. Millar’s 2018 debut album ‘Excuse Me’ spawned the viral hit ‘Blindfolded’ (8 million+ combined streams) and ARIA Gold-accredited single ‘Tremble’ (11 million+ combined streams).

Ben Ransom – Raise Some Hell

The rise of Aussie country rocker, Ben Ransom, continues with his brand new single, “Raise Some Hell”.

The song is an unadulterated anthemic crowd pleaser with one ultimate goal … that is, to get you up out of your seat, chanting and singing from the very first line!

Dabbling with samples and using the hook from Steam’s 1969 classic, “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”, the song sways into country rock turf made popular by artists such as Bon Jovi and Jimmy Barnes. Quite simply, it’s sex and raw country rock at its absolute best!

“Raise Some Hell” is the focus single from Ben’s forthcoming and highly anticipated new album, “Brave New World”, released on Friday 29th January 2021.

After the upheaval and unpredictability of 2020, the title “Brave New World”, felt like the perfect one to not only reflect the combination of songs embodied on the release but how we will navigate this new world we are now living in.

“We finished recording the album in 2019 and were waiting for the right time to release it … and then 2020 came along! Ironic that it would appear to fit right in to the context of what we’ve all been living through this past year”, says Ben.

Following the year that was – it’s now time to “Raise Some Hell”

Sam Smith – The Lighthouse Keeper

Following the release of highly anticipated third album Love Goes and hit single Diamonds Sam releases a beautiful Christmas song, The Lighthouse Keeper, written with and produced by Labrinth. The song features an accompanying animated video conceptualised and directed by Sam. This is the second time Sam and Labrinth have united having worked together on the eponymous album title track ‘Love Goes’; which was brought to life last month with a very special live streamed performance at Abbey Road Studios, watch it back here. Sam said ‘If any year could make me look forward to the sounds of Christmas, it would be 2020 as more than ever before we are yearning to be around our friends and family once again. Christmas symbolises that for me and earlier this year I was inspired to write a Christmas love song. Labrinth and I poured our hearts into this one and it has honestly been pure joy to create and make.’ Sam released their debut album In The Lonely Hour in 2014, certified 6x platinum in Australia, 2x platinum in the USA and 8x platinum in the United Kingdom, going on to earn four Grammys, it positioned Sam as the hallmark voice of their generation. A year later, they wrote and performed Writing’s On The Wall, the theme song for the Bond film Spectre, winning them both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. In 2017, they matched earlier successes with the sophomore record The Thrill of It All, which topped the charts across the globe. The Lighthouse Keeper marks a heartfelt send off to 2020 for Sam with much more to come from them in 2021.