American Songwriter – Tina Mania http://tinamania.com/ Thu, 12 May 2022 16:20:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tinamania.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1-150x150.png American Songwriter – Tina Mania http://tinamania.com/ 32 32 Stephanie Quayle’s self-titled album is a force of nature https://tinamania.com/stephanie-quayles-self-titled-album-is-a-force-of-nature/ Thu, 12 May 2022 16:20:17 +0000 https://tinamania.com/stephanie-quayles-self-titled-album-is-a-force-of-nature/ Let me set the scene for you. There’s a sure-footed, sure-sounding cowgirl who sings about life and love as she walks through a stage with unfeigned delight. His songs are both familiar and new, but overall they are true country anthems. This is what it’s like to see country singer Stephanie Quayle perform. And now […]]]>

Let me set the scene for you.

There’s a sure-footed, sure-sounding cowgirl who sings about life and love as she walks through a stage with unfeigned delight. His songs are both familiar and new, but overall they are true country anthems. This is what it’s like to see country singer Stephanie Quayle perform.

And now Quayle has a new collection of songs for his fans to sing along to.

His self-titled album was released in late April 2022 and includes eight new tracks. Quayle, who grew up in Bozeman, Montana, took time out on tour (thanks Covid) to record these songs. The free time put Quayle in a unique headspace and she was able to rediscover some of her feelings for her music. Thereby, Stephanie Quayle is largely a love song album.

“This album is such a labor of love,” Quayle told the American songwriter. “Is that how we keep making music? We found a way. How do we continue to release music? We found a way. And that’s really what this album means to me. It’s such a set of songs for love and also for myself.

One of the songs on the record, “Lone Ranger,” is one of those love songs, and it’s perhaps the band’s most serious. “I think it’s the most love song of all love songs to say there will never be another,” Quayle said. “My husband is kind of like, it’s pretty intense. I’m like, ‘It’s meant to be!’ I really feel it and I love playing this song.

“[It]is a little western for me,” she adds.

Rather sorrow be my friend and love be a stranger
‘Cause if I gotta ride with somebody else, it ain’t you
I’d rather be a lone ranger

Another song on the record, “I Want the World for You”, helped Quayle eradicate his “self-criticism” and “impostor syndrome”. And “We Buy Gold” has a depth that leads Quayle to call it a “thinker.”

“And when that song hit me was when my little brother was getting married in 2020,” Quayle says of “We Buy Gold.” “And we had this song for years. Like we tried to tap it once before, but it didn’t quite pan out…It came together when my brother was walking down the aisle during COVID at this very, very small wedding. They found a way to do it. It was like, okay, the world is weird in those days and people are still falling in love and they’re still finding love and they’re still getting married. And that’s “We’re buying gold,” isn’t it? Like, come what may, when all is said and done, [we find love].”

Other songs like “Hang My Hat” and “Light My Way” are fan favorites, but Quayle had another surprise up her sleeve for her. Stephanie Quayle Release.

Alongside the release of her album, Quayle announced her partnership with boot brand Lucchese. The singer has worked with high-end bootmakers to release her own line of boots. “It’s incredibly awesome,” the singer says of her partnership. “I think for the starter line, [it] is a dream come true. I always wanted to do this. So to see that happen, and then correlate with the release of the album, it’s crazy and really special.

“I’ve been a huge Lucchese fan for many years,” she continues. And after performing at Lucchese-sponsored events over the years, the brand came up with a collaboration. “They just said, ‘How do you feel about doing a line together? And I got out of my boots. Like, ‘Are you serious? What an honor.’

“I’ve collected boots all my life. From theft from my mother to theft from my stepmother [to] steal those of my sister… I also tried to steal my brothers. But I collect. And so I have a very wide range of these vintage boots that have something that caught my eye. My thought was maybe one day I would have my own line. So it’s really special.

From cowboy boots to love songs, Stephanie Quayle is an unstoppable creative force. Discover Quayle’s line of boots with Lucchese HERE and his self-titled album HERE.

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Midland Announces The Last Resort: Greetings From Fall Tour https://tinamania.com/midland-announces-the-last-resort-greetings-from-fall-tour/ Tue, 10 May 2022 20:59:50 +0000 https://tinamania.com/midland-announces-the-last-resort-greetings-from-fall-tour/ Just days after the release of their third studio album The last resort: greetings from, beloved Texas trio Midland have announced a regional tour slated for this fall. The tour sees the country outfit take their music across the plains, starting Sept. 23 in Tuscon. Elsewhere on the tour, there are stops in Salt Lake […]]]>

Just days after the release of their third studio album The last resort: greetings from, beloved Texas trio Midland have announced a regional tour slated for this fall. The tour sees the country outfit take their music across the plains, starting Sept. 23 in Tuscon.

Elsewhere on the tour, there are stops in Salt Lake City, Portland and Los Angeles before concluding in Seattle, Washington on November 16. Flatland Cavalry, Nikki Lane, Shane Smith & The Saints, Jonathan Terrell and Hailey Whitters join Midland throughout the tour. .

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. local time. See full tour dates below.

On their previous two albums, vocalist Mark Wystarch, bassists Cameron Duddy and lead guitarist Jess Carson landed a triple-platinum hit with “Drinkin’ Problem” and a Billboard No. 1 country album with their debut album. let it roll. Their self-proclaimed postUrban cowboy the sound brought classic country fans and hipsters together and won them widespread critical acclaim.

Their past accolades on tour include selling out the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show, packing a multi-night stand at Ft. Worth’s iconic Billy Bob’s, and reopening North Hollywood’s legendary Palomino Club for just one night. Find the full tour dates below.

THE LAST RESORT: GREETINGS FROM THE TOUR APPOINTMENT:
September 23 @ Tucson Arena in Tucson, AZ with Flatland Cavalry
October 10 @ Big Fresno Fair in Fresno, CA
October 15 @ Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA with Nikki Lane; Shane Smith and the Saints
October 21 @ The Union in Salt Lake City, UT with Jonathan Terrell
October 22 @ Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO with Hailey Whitters; Jonathan Terrell
October 28 @ Revel in Albuquerque, NM with Nikki Lane
October 29 @ Mesa Amp in Mesa, AZ with Nikki Lane
November 4 @ Avila Beach Resort in Avila Beach, CA with Jonathan Terrell
November 11 @ Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR with Jonathan Terrell
November 12 @ Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA with Jonathan Terrell
November 16 @ Mount Baker Theater in Bellingham, WA with Jonathan Terrell
November 17 @ Fox Theater in Spokane, WA with Jonathan Terrell
November 18 @ Showbox SoDo in Seattle, WA with Jonathan Terrell

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Behind the name: Lady Gaga https://tinamania.com/behind-the-name-lady-gaga/ Sun, 08 May 2022 15:13:59 +0000 https://tinamania.com/behind-the-name-lady-gaga/ For many, Lady Gaga is an icon. The glamorous pop star. known for her dance songs and shape-shifting ability, rose to the pinnacle of stardom and was able to stay there. She’s even won an Oscar for her recent forays into acting. What can’t she do? But what about her debut and where did she […]]]>

For many, Lady Gaga is an icon.

The glamorous pop star. known for her dance songs and shape-shifting ability, rose to the pinnacle of stardom and was able to stay there. She’s even won an Oscar for her recent forays into acting. What can’t she do?

But what about her debut and where did she get that stage name from?

Without further ado, let’s explore the origins of Lady Gaga and her nickname.

Early career

Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York. Later, as a student, she studied at Collaborative Arts Project 21, part of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. But she dropped out to pursue a career in music soon after enrolling.

She signed with Def Jam Recordings but the company canceled her contract and later worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where she signed a deal with Interscope Records and singer Akon’s label KonLive Distribution in 2007 .

In 2008, she released her first studio album, Fame, and rose to fame with hit singles like “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. In 2009, she released the EP, The Glory Monster, which produced three hit singles. Today, she has sold over 125 million albums and appeared in major films such as A star is born and Gucci House.

Childhood

Germanotta was born into an upper-middle-class Catholic family. She started playing the piano at age four when her mother insisted that she become “a cultured young woman”. These lessons taught her to create music by ear, which she preferred to reading sheet music. As a teenager, she played open mics. She has also played many roles on stage, including the role of Adelaide in the play guys and dolls.

Regarding her passion for music, she said, “I don’t know exactly where my affinity for music comes from, but it’s what comes most easily to me. When I was about three I was maybe even younger my mom always tells this really embarrassing story of me standing up and playing keys like that because I was too young and too small to go up ‘here.

“Go like this on the bottom of the piano…I was really, really good at the piano, so my first instincts were to work so hard to practice the piano, and I might not have been a natural dancer, but I am a natural musician. It’s the thing I think I’m best at.

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In 2005, she recorded two songs with hip-hop star Melle Mel for an audiobook. In 2006, Gaga performed at a New Songwriters Showcase at the Cutting Room where talent scout Wendy Starland recommended her to music producer Rob Fusari. The two started working together, combining pop and dance music. And, as legend has it, he was the first person to call her “Lady Gaga,” which comes from the queen’s song, “Radio Ga Ga.”

In 2009, Gaga toured as the opening act for the Pussycat Dolls’ “Doll Domination Tour” in Europe. Later, she titled her own tour, “The Fame Ball Tour”.

“Radio Gaga”

Queen’s 1984 single was written by the band’s drummer, Roger Taylor. The song was originally released as a single with “I Go Crazy” as the B-side. Later, the song was included on the LP, The works. As a single, the song reached No. 1 in 19 countries and No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. It reached #16 in the United States. Queen performed it at every gig from 1984 until their last show with singer Freddie Mercury in 1986, including the band’s famous show at Live Aid in 1985.

Lady Gaga

The artist’s biography, Lady Gaga: Queen of Pop, confirms the story. Germanotta took the name “Lady Gaga” from the song “Radisho Ga Ga” by Queen, the book explains. Subsequently, she released her first album in 2008, Fame.

Prior to her first outing, Gaga was so confident in her name that she practically shouted it from the rooftops. Although she had a recording contract and recorded songs, some radio stations found her music too dance-oriented and even “racy”. This led the artist to say, “My name is Lady Gaga, I’ve been in the music scene for years, and I’m telling you, this is the next step.”

With her new name, Gaga learned that she could attract attention, in part because of the nickname. Today, the 36-year-old Manhattan-born musician is on top of the world.

Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

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Andy Grammer and R3HAB reunite for uplifting new single “Saved My Life” https://tinamania.com/andy-grammer-and-r3hab-reunite-for-uplifting-new-single-saved-my-life/ Fri, 06 May 2022 16:58:49 +0000 https://tinamania.com/andy-grammer-and-r3hab-reunite-for-uplifting-new-single-saved-my-life/ Multi-platinum pop singer Andy Grammer reunited with producer R3HAB on heartfelt single “Saved My Life.” The upbeat, synth-driven track is the fourth collaboration between the two artists. Grammer introduced the song to fans on the first leg of his “The Art of Joy” tour. He dedicated the track to his godmother, Leigh, who has supported […]]]>

Multi-platinum pop singer Andy Grammer reunited with producer R3HAB on heartfelt single “Saved My Life.” The upbeat, synth-driven track is the fourth collaboration between the two artists.

Grammer introduced the song to fans on the first leg of his “The Art of Joy” tour. He dedicated the track to his godmother, Leigh, who has supported the acclaimed artist since the death of his mother. Tik Tok also featured the song in its “Early Song Preview” campaign, which garnered over 7 million views in less than a week.

“I wrote this song about my godmother Leigh who really showed up for me in all the big and small things in life after my mother passed away when I was 25,” Grammer said. “It was amazing to see people connect with the song, so I wanted to pay homage to the people who also appeared in my fans’ lives in the video.”

Grammer, known for his empowering tunes, recently became No. 1 “Happy Pop” Streaming Artist globally and will be a keynote speaker at Mental Health America’s 2022 Annual Conference. He will take to the main stage on June 9 to discuss his own mental health journey.

He also recently partnered with THAT DOES NOT BOTHER ME – an awareness campaign aimed at establishing open communication on mental health. Grammer used the lyrics to his track “Love Myself” in an exclusive t-shirt design, marking Mental Health Awareness Month. 100% of the profits generated by the shirts were donated to their joint campaign.

At the end of this month, Grammer will embark on the second leg of his tour at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. Other tour stops include Dallas, Nashville, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and more.

In addition to his own tour, he will co-lead a series of dates with indie-pop band Fitz and The Tantrums starting July 29 in Key West, Florida. See the full list of dates for both tours below.

Watch the official video for “Saved My Life” below.

The Art of Joy Tour Dates:

Tuesday, May 31 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theater

Wednesday, June 1 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theater

Saturday, June 4 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center

Sunday, June 5 – Santa Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Arts Center

Monday, June 6 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center

Friday, June 10 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theater

Saturday, June 11 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman

Monday, June 13 – Nashville, TN – CMA Theater

Tuesday, June 14 – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall

Wednesday, June 15 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Center

Friday, June 17 – Charlotte, NC – Knight Theater

Saturday, June 18 – Roanoke, VA – Dr. Pepper Park

Sunday, June 19 – Charlottesville, VA – The Paramount Theater

Tuesday, June 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall

Wednesday, June 22 – Jacksonville, Florida – Florida Theater

Thursday, June 23 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage

Saturday, June 25 – Fort Benning, GA – Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, August 28 – Tucson, AZ – Fox Tucson Theater

The Wrong Party Tour Dates with Fitz and The Tantrums:

Friday, July 29 – Key West, Florida – Key West Amphitheater

Saturday, July 30 – Orlando, Florida – Hard Rock Live Orlando

Sunday July 31 – Tampa FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Tuesday, August 2 – Cary, North Carolina – Koka Booth Amphitheater*

Wednesday, August 3 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap*

Thu Aug 4 – New York, NY – Summerstage at Central Park*

Saturday, August 6 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion*

Tuesday, August 9 – Selbyville, DE – Freeman Stage

Thu Aug 11 – Interlochen, MI – Interlochen Center for the Arts

Thu Aug 12 – Aurora, IL – RiverEdge Park

Saturday August 13 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theater

Sunday August 14 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park

Wednesday, August 17 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Thu Aug 18 – Sandy, UT – Sandy Amphitheater

Saturday August 20 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center – Amphitheater

Sunday August 21 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Monday, August 22 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater

Tuesday, August 23 – Forest Grove, OR – Grand Lodge

Thu Aug 25 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery*

Friday, August 26 – Rohnert Park, California – Green Music Center*

Saturday, August 27 – Los Angeles, California – Greek Theater*

*Breland support

Photo of Andy Grammer by Alex Harper

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith pays tribute to Taylor Hawkins https://tinamania.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-chad-smith-pays-tribute-to-taylor-hawkins/ Wed, 04 May 2022 19:04:04 +0000 https://tinamania.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-chad-smith-pays-tribute-to-taylor-hawkins/ When the Red Hot Chili Peppers replaced the Foo Fighters at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, drummer Chad Smith took a moment to pay tribute to his late friend and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. The Foo Fighters were to headline the Fest before Hawkins died. To close their set, RHCP drummer Chad Smith gave […]]]>

When the Red Hot Chili Peppers replaced the Foo Fighters at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, drummer Chad Smith took a moment to pay tribute to his late friend and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. The Foo Fighters were to headline the Fest before Hawkins died.

To close their set, RHCP drummer Chad Smith gave a short speech in honor of his late friend. “We just found out two weeks ago because the Foo Fighters were supposed to play here tonight. We love the Foo Fighters and we love our brother Taylor Hawkins. It means a lot to us to be able to play for them.

Smith then expressed his sympathy to Hawkins’ wife Alison, who was in attendance, the Hawkins family, and the rest of the Foo Fighters. He ended his speech by inhaling a chant of “We Love You, Taylor.”

“So on three, I want to hear everyone we love Taylor. Ready, one, two, three,” he shouted.

Before their set, Smith explained that their performance would be “a celebration” of Hawkins’ music.

Taylor’s wife, Allison Hawkins, said of the replacement: “That’s what he would want and he would be very happy for you to play and he would want it to be just a positive experience.”

The performance also marked several covers for the band following the return of guitarist John Frusciante.

The West Coast rock band performed ‘The Zephyr Song’ for the first time since 2004. They also released ‘If You Have to Ask’ for the first time since 2017 and closed the show with ‘By the Way’ for the first time since 2007.

RHCP released their latest studio album, Unlimited love, last month. To celebrate their record-breaking comeback, the group will embark on an extensive arena tour from June through September.

The tour will see high profile supporting artists such as The Strokes, A$AP Rocky, HAIM, Beck, St. Vincent and King Princess joining the rock icons. See full tour dates, HERE.

Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Rock Under The Stars

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Caroline Spence: True North Album Review https://tinamania.com/caroline-spence-true-north-album-review/ Tue, 03 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/caroline-spence-true-north-album-review/ The spirit of Mary Oliver haunts True North, the fourth album by Nashville singer-songwriter Caroline Spence. Its opening track is named after the late poet, whom Spence invokes in his moving climax: “I played Mary Oliver’s Church / Yeah, I try to know myself and love it all.” Later, in “There’s Always Room”, she quotes […]]]>

The spirit of Mary Oliver haunts True North, the fourth album by Nashville singer-songwriter Caroline Spence. Its opening track is named after the late poet, whom Spence invokes in his moving climax: “I played Mary Oliver’s Church / Yeah, I try to know myself and love it all.” Later, in “There’s Always Room”, she quotes Oliver’s “The Summer Day”: “I know I have a wild and precious life”, she sings, determined to persevere in the grief and pain. During his lifetime, Oliver’s poetry was sometimes underestimated for his candid accessibility and inspirational nature, but since his death in 2019, more and more critics have come to recognize his elemental power. It’s a natural companion to Spence’s work, which is warm, inviting and unfailingly human.

Spence’s initial breakthrough came in 2013, when his song “Mint Condition” won the grand prize in American songwriterannual opera competition. (She would eventually record it as the title track of her Rounder Records debut, with guest vocals from Emmylou Harris.) Even then, at age 23, Spence’s lyrics possessed a laid-back wisdom that could feel like taking a glass with a well-read Zenned. – excluding friend. On True North, she sings about embracing the present (“The Gift”), surrendering to love (“Scale These Walls”) and taking big risks (“Icarus”) with a wisdom that shows the influence of his literary heroes—Oliver, Walt Whitman, the Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön. She looks like someone you can trust.

Part of that credibility comes from his voice. Spence is a tough, unflappable singer. Her soft Virginia drawl never searches for a note, but she is careful to leave slivers of vulnerability around her edges. His vocal lines are thoughtful and often catchy, but they are rarely flashy. At times when many of his contemporaries in the country music world might emphasize a key line while singing it, Spence tends to back off, leaving room for the listener to find themselves in the lyrics. “The Next Good Time” is an ode to perseverance passed down to Spence from her late grandmother, and she conveys her message to her listeners with her understated grace: “When trouble finds you, you can just do what I do. / Grit your teeth, push through / And wait for the next good time.

It’s one of the many instances on the album where his delivery borders on a kind of folk sprechgesang, reinforcing the relaxed family feeling of the song. The sympathetic dynamic between Spence’s words and his singing gives True North much of its power. A nice medley from producer Jordan Lehning gives center stage to Spence’s vocals – the layered arrangements reveal themselves on repeated listens, but Lehning knows this is Spence’s show, and he stands by it. difference accordingly.

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Radiohead and More in Latest “Kellyoke” https://tinamania.com/kelly-clarkson-covers-radiohead-and-more-in-latest-kellyoke/ Sun, 01 May 2022 16:29:36 +0000 https://tinamania.com/kelly-clarkson-covers-radiohead-and-more-in-latest-kellyoke/ When you boast of having one of the best voices in the world, you have the proverbial choice of the litter when it comes to who you want to cover. As such, famed singer Kelly Clarkson is able to apply her dynamic, full, and rich voice to any number of songs from a number of […]]]>

When you boast of having one of the best voices in the world, you have the proverbial choice of the litter when it comes to who you want to cover. As such, famed singer Kelly Clarkson is able to apply her dynamic, full, and rich voice to any number of songs from a number of top artists.

This week on Clarkson’s popular daytime TV show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, the singer, songwriter and performer chose to cover well-known and perhaps lesser-known songs. And she also performed one of her own songs for the fans.

To kick off the week last week, Clarkson performed her own song, “All I Ever Wanted.” Check out the artist’s smoky-voiced melody below.

Then, as the week progressed, Clarkson picked up a few covers. She performed three more tracks last week, including an exquisite rendition of Radiohead’s “Exit Music (For A Film)”. This performance was weird, big and quite vocally shocking. Also check out this song below.

And to end the week, Clarkson gave fans of his talk show two more jams. Clarkson covered the song “I’m No Stranger To The Rain” by Keith Whitley and the track “Narcissist” by Avery Anna.

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New Music Friday! Hear new tracks from Regina Spektor, beabadoobee, Mandy Moore, Sam Smith, Adrian Quesada and more! https://tinamania.com/new-music-friday-hear-new-tracks-from-regina-spektor-beabadoobee-mandy-moore-sam-smith-adrian-quesada-and-more/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/new-music-friday-hear-new-tracks-from-regina-spektor-beabadoobee-mandy-moore-sam-smith-adrian-quesada-and-more/ Hello and welcome to our regular series where we highlight our favorite new singles and clips of the week! Here we will be sharing songs from Regina Spektor, beabadoobee, Mandy Moore, Adrian Quesada and many more. So, without further ado, let’s dive in, shall we? 1. Damien Jurado Damien Jurado, intimate acoustic musician and acclaimed […]]]>

Hello and welcome to our regular series where we highlight our favorite new singles and clips of the week!

Here we will be sharing songs from Regina Spektor, beabadoobee, Mandy Moore, Adrian Quesada and many more.

So, without further ado, let’s dive in, shall we?

1. Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado, intimate acoustic musician and acclaimed songwriter, has announced his upcoming album, reggae movie starwhich is slated for release on June 24. With the news came his latest storytelling single, “Taped In Front Of A Live Studio Audience,” which you can check out below.

2. Clinton Feon

Legendary reggae singer-songwriter Clinton Fearon released his latest single earlier this week. The song, “Trod On”, features Fearon’s signature springy vocals and positive vibes. Check out the new track from the master of the genre below.

3. Regina Spektor

The silversmith and musician released her latest single today (April 29). This song, “Up The Mountain,” features the artists’ exquisite imagery and puns and delivers a sense of drama in every note. It’s an impeccable release before his next album, Home, before and afterr, which is set to drop on June 24.

4. beabadoobee

The popular pop-punk artist has released his latest single, “See You Soon”, which presages his upcoming album, Beatopia, which is slated for release on July 15. The new song has both a bright pop sensibility with a bit of subtle industrial flair. Check it out below.

5. Mandy Moore

The former bubble gum pop star turned acclaimed actress is gearing up for her next album. This disc, In real life, slated for release May 13, will feature Moore’s latest single, “Four Moons,” which she just released this week along with the accompanying music video. Check out the heartfelt, family-friendly new song below.

6. Fatlip & Blu

Rap duo Fatlip & Blu released their latest single earlier this week. The song, “Hollywood Celebrity”, also features artist Bilal. It harkens back to the golden age of rap music where storytelling and mirth were prized, along with fun puns. Check it out below.

7. Big Gigantic with Aloe Blacc

The two released their new single, “Keep on Rising,” this week. And the new track features the voice of Blacc, who has to be one of the top 16 singers around the world. With his soft yet deep voice (how does he do it?), Blacc brings energy and soul to 10. Check it out below.

8. Joy Downer

The talented singer (and collaborator of Beck and Mike McCready) performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden this week. Downer performed her new single, “Chain Reaction,” which you can check out below in all its pomp and delicacy.

9. Channel

Flume released their latest single earlier this week. The song “Palaces” features the one and only Damon Albarn (of the band Gorillaz). The new track is soft and gentle, thoughtful and piercing. Check it out below in all its measured glory.

10. Adrian Quesada

Half of the award-winning rock band Black Pumas, born in Austin, Texas, Adrian Quesada is going all out on his own with a new solo project slated for release this year. This album will contain his excellent new single, “El Paraguas”, which he released this week, as well as a new music video. Check out the emotional melody below.

11. ODESZA

Hugely popular electronic group ODESZA have released jag single after single since the band’s upcoming 2022 LP release. Their latest, “Behind The Sun,” continues their string of sticky, almost tribal songs. Like the others before them, it’s a must to listen to on repeat. Check out the new song below.

12. mxmtoon

The bedroom pop artist released his latest single earlier this week. This song, “victim of nostalgia”, foreshadows the artist’s new LP release (which keeps its name and song titles in lowercase). The new album, risingslated for release on May 20. In the meantime, check out the shiny new single below.

13. Steve Aoki & HRVY

The two shared their latest single earlier this week. The lively club hit, “Save Me,” features staccato drumming, heart-pounding melodies, and enough energy to power your favorite nightclub. Check out the new single below and try not to dance in your living room.

14. Zolita

The popular pop artist released his latest single earlier this week. The track, “I Fucking Love You,” features Zolita’s clear, brilliant vocals, along with a host of honeyed harmonies. Check out the new song below in all of its heart-pounding beats and startling production.

15. Kanye West and the Future

Some call Future the best rapper in the game, others call Kanye the best producer. Together they created the new single, “Keep It Burnin'”, which you can check out below. The song comes on Future’s new album, I never loved youwhich comes out today.

16. Tegan and Sara

The brash yet ironic duo of Tegan and Sara released their latest music video this week. This song and accompanying music video (all about how to make a music video) is fast, smart, and delivers the edge fans have come to love from the songwriting duo. Check out the new track below.

17. Sam Smith

Sam Smith has one of the four best singing voices on planet earth. As such, their new single, “Love Me More”, which they released this week, is an epic and delicious offering. Check out the fluid and emotional new single and accompanying music video below.

18.B-52

The legendary pop-rock band recently announced their upcoming farewell tour, which kicks off in Seattle in late August. To help promote these dates, B-52s appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week and played their biggest hit, “Love Shack,” which you can check out below in all its nostalgic glitzy grandeur.

19. Baby Tate

The rapper released two new songs today: “Yasss Queen” and “Dancing Queen.” On the latter, the lyricist offers her fiery and acerbic flow combined with her talent for a visually eyebrow-raising performance. Check out “Dancing Queen” below.

20. Head and Heart

The stalwart Seattle-born band released their latest album today. This disc, Every shade of bluepresents the focused and beautiful new single, “Paradigm,” which you can check out below in all of its tight writing and brilliant production prowess.

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‘American Idol’ Contestant Nicolina Wows Judges With Her ‘Hallelujah’ Performance https://tinamania.com/american-idol-contestant-nicolina-wows-judges-with-her-hallelujah-performance/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 18:08:39 +0000 https://tinamania.com/american-idol-contestant-nicolina-wows-judges-with-her-hallelujah-performance/ american idol Power contestant Nicolina gave a heartfelt performance of a classic hit on the Top 11 episode. Dedicated to her “Nona,” the singer sang a rendition of Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah.” It’s a song that holds a very special place in Nicolina’s family as it was Nona’s anthem during her recovery from cancer. While going […]]]>

american idol Power contestant Nicolina gave a heartfelt performance of a classic hit on the Top 11 episode. Dedicated to her “Nona,” the singer sang a rendition of Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah.”

It’s a song that holds a very special place in Nicolina’s family as it was Nona’s anthem during her recovery from cancer. While going through chemotherapy, Nona latched onto Jeff Buckley’s version of the song, Nicolina says.

“My Nona is the strongest woman I have ever met,” said the singer. “When it all happened I thought maybe I had lost my best friend and I didn’t know what was going to happen. It was definitely one of the hardest times of my life.”

Nicolina sang the song triumphantly for her Nona and her family, who were present for the show. Accompanied by a chorus of background singers, Nicolina started the song with her angelic voice. And as the momentum of the song grew, she sang the lyrics, Nothing on my tongue but ‘hallelujah.’

The whole crowd applauded with admiration. As the song ended, american idol captured the family together in the crowd, crying and holding each other.

“It was like watching an angel sing this beautiful song,” Katy Perry admitted. “It was really, really beautiful.”

“Behind the scenes, we argue about who does the best performance,” Perry continued. “Is it Leonard Cohen? Is it Buckley? Maybe it’s just Nicolina now.

“You are gifted beyond your years. Really enjoy where you are at this point in your life, because the sky is the limit. You can go very, very far.

America voted for the next round of finalists throughout the night, and the top 11 were announced at the end of the episode. Nicolina will advance to the next round of the competition as part of the Top 11.

Tune american idol on ABC Sundays and Mondays at 8/7pm CST to see Nicolina’s next performance.

Photo credit: ABC/Eric McCandless

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Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani talks about the Van Halen tribute tour https://tinamania.com/legendary-guitarist-joe-satriani-talks-about-the-van-halen-tribute-tour/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 20:05:42 +0000 https://tinamania.com/legendary-guitarist-joe-satriani-talks-about-the-van-halen-tribute-tour/ Earlier this month, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted made headlines during an interview with the palm beach post said he had been approached by Alex Van Halen and guitarist Joe Satriani to go on a Van Halen tour. Newsted added in his chat that after flying to California with Alex and Satriani, the project “sort […]]]>

Earlier this month, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted made headlines during an interview with the palm beach post said he had been approached by Alex Van Halen and guitarist Joe Satriani to go on a Van Halen tour.

Newsted added in his chat that after flying to California with Alex and Satriani, the project “sort of fell apart”.

Well, legendary guitarist Satriani is now talking about a Van Halen tribute tour.

“If that ever happens, it would be a great honor and a terrifying challenge,” Satriani said.

The guitarist recently shared that he’s been involved in talks with Eddie’s brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, as well as David Lee Roth about a possible “genuine Eddie tribute” for “about a year.”

Satriani, who is in full promotion of his new album, The Elephants of Marchwas asked about these rumors in a new interview on the Rock of Nations with Dave Kinchen Podcast.

Speaking to Kinchen, Satriani said he had been involved in discussions regarding the tribute. He said he spoke to not only Alex but also Roth and more.

“I’ve been talking with Alex and Dave for about a year about doing something – a tour, something like that – that was going to be a real tribute to Eddie and the Van Halen legacy,” Satriani revealed.

He added: “For me, it was a terrifying prospect to do something like this, but I realized it would be something that would be a real labor of love for me. I was so honored to take on the challenge.

“It’s very complicated. And all I can really say about it is that if it happens I know we’ll make it the biggest thing for the fans and we’ll all celebrate together not just the big Eddie Van Halen, but the legacy that this band created, the incredible amount of music and the goodwill and good vibes that they created as a band.

Satriani said he wishes the news hadn’t come out yet, offering, “These things always happen in the music industry, and you’re supposed to keep quiet about it because sometimes it doesn’t work.

“There’s usually about ten crazy ideas going around and musicians are always like, ‘Okay, I’m not going to say anything about it because it might not work. I don’t want to hurt the feelings of this nobody or disrupt other business plans. So yeah, we were all pretty shocked that Jason wanted to go public because we had all sworn to shut up.

He continued: “As I’ve said before, if that ever happens, it would be a great honor and a terrifying challenge. Eddie, you can’t duplicate what he did, you can’t. You can learn the notes and you can learn all the fingerings and get the equipment and everything but there was only one Eddie and he was the embodiment of an original genius But if that happens I know that ‘Alex will make sure it’s the right way to do it.

Time will tell if everything lines up going forward.

Photo: David Tan/Shinko Music/Getty Images

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