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New Walk the Moon album “was not necessarily a smooth ride,” says frontman

Image Group LA/ABCWe don't have a lot of details about Walk the Moon's new album, other than the fact that it's due in October and the first single is called "One Foot."  But frontman Nick Petricca says it's the most "raw" and "vulnerable" music they've made, partly due to the changes in the group's personal lives. Last year, the "Shut Up and Dance" hitmakers cut their tour short so Nick could go back home and take care of his ailing dad, who eventually passed away.  While he was struggling with that loss, Nick says, he was also struggling with his own personal identity. "My love life was upside down," he tells Entertainment Weekly. "I was exploring my spirituality and my sexuality."  Meanwhile, he says, bass player Kevin Ray was getting married. "Coming back together, we had to navigate a lot of that stuff," Nick explains. "This album is based around looking into the unknown and realizing that it could all go to s**t or it could be the best thing in your life. This record, even more than the last one, is really raw lyrically, while the sound seems more epic." Petricca adds that the band is "reaching higher and further with each sound, but the lyrics are closer to the heart...we dug deeper and we've been more vulnerable here than we have been on any other record." "[The new album] is this awesome opportunity to reestablish ourselves and let people know we’re a rock & roll band," he says. "Making the record was not necessarily a smooth ride, but it’s the most excited we’ve ever been about our music." Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Lorde shares her love for Phil Collins, Paul Simon & Fleetwood Mac on “WTF” podcast

Credit: Brendan WalterWhile guesting on the new episode of the WTF podcast, Lorde revealed her love for an unlikely musician: Phil Collins. "My favorite pop males are the guys that sound like a combination of your boyfriend and your dad," she told host Marc Maron. "And that's Phil." When Maron wasn't convinced, Lorde sang part of Collins' song "Take Me Home." Along with Collins, Lorde named Paul Simon -- whose song she recently covered in concert -- and Fleetwood Mac as some of her favorite artists. Also during the episode, she talked about synesthesia -- the condition she has that causes her to "see" sounds as colors -- and how that impacted the making of her new album, Melodrama. Lorde will play the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas later this month, and she'll kick off a headlining North American tour next March. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Lorde shares her love for Phil Collins, Paul Simon & Fleetwood Mac on “WTF” podcast

Credit: Brendan WalterWhile guesting on the new episode of the WTF podcast, Lorde revealed her love for an unlikely musician: Phil Collins. "My favorite pop males are the guys that sound like a combination of your boyfriend and your dad," she told host Marc Maron. "And that's Phil." When Maron wasn't convinced, Lorde sang part of Collins' song "Take Me Home." Along with Collins, Lorde named Paul Simon -- whose song she recently covered in concert -- and Fleetwood Mac as some of her favorite artists. Also during the episode, she talked about synesthesia -- the condition she has that causes her to "see" sounds as colors -- and how that impacted the making of her new album, Melodrama. Lorde will play the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas later this month, and she'll kick off a headlining North American tour next March. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Experience “The Blackout”: U2 premieres new song from upcoming album

ABC/Randy HolmesU2 has premiered a brand-new song called "The Blackout" via a video posted on the band's official Facebook page. The track will be featured on the Irish rockers' upcoming studio album, Songs of Experience. The video, directed by Richie Smyth, features grainy black-and-white footage of U2 performing the song in front of a small crowd in Amsterdam. The tune features mid-tempo verses and a hard-driving, melodic chorus, with lyrics that seem to be critiquing the current volatile political climate in the U.S. "Statues fall, democracy is flat on its back, Jack," Bono sings in one of the verses. "We had it all and what we had is not coming back, Zack." Meanwhile, U2's announced that the first single from Songs of Experience, a tune titled "You're the Best Thing About Me," will be released Wednesday, September 6. The band also will unveil full details about the album that day. U2 has been playing another tune from Songs of Experience, "The Little Things That Give You Away," at select shows during their current The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, and also performed that song recently on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band kicks off the second North American leg of its Joshua Tree Tour this Sunday in Detroit. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 'Don't you ever doubt/The light that we can really be…’ The Blackout. https://t.co/OwJ2VDNuPm #U2TheBlackout #U2SongsofExperience pic.twitter.com/4Zi4E0krLB— U2 (@U2) August 30, 2017
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Experience “The Blackout”: U2 premieres new song from upcoming album

Credit: Ross StewartU2 has premiered a brand-new song called "The Blackout" via a video posted on the band's official Facebook page and other social media.  The track will be featured on the Irish rockers' upcoming studio album, Songs of Experienc...
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Walk the Moon returns with new single “One Foot,” new album with “bigger, epic sound”

Image Group LA/ABCFirst, the bad news: Nicholas Petricca, the lead singer of Walk the Moon, has broken up with the woman who inspired their smash hit, "Shut Up and Dance."  Now, the good news: Billboard reports that the band will release a new...
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Walk the Moon returns with new single “One Foot,” new album with “bigger, epic sound”

Image Group LA/ABCFirst, the bad news: Nicholas Petricca, the lead singer of Walk the Moon, has broken up with the woman who inspired their smash hit, "Shut Up and Dance."  Now, the good news: Billboard reports that the band will release a new...
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Riptide’s back in: Vance Joy returns with new track, “Lay It on Me”

ABC/Randy HolmesVance Joy is back with new music. The Australian singer-songwriter has shared a new song called "Lay It on Me," which is accompanied by a video starring Westworld actress Angela Sarafyan, who plays Clementine. The track is available for...
By |July 13th, 2017|Adult Contemporary, Alternative Rock, CHR, Hot AC, Lite AC|Comments Off on Riptide’s back in: Vance Joy returns with new track, “Lay It on Me”|

Michelle Branch and The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney are engaged

C Flanigan/Getty ImagesCongratulations are in order for Michelle Branch and her boyfriend Patrick Carney, who are now engaged. The Black Keys drummer popped the question during the pop singer's 34th birthday celebration on Sunday. In an Instagram post Monday, Branch shared a picture of her engagement ring. "Right before I blew out my candles, @officerpatrickcarney asked me to marry him and then I had nothing left to wish for," she wrote in the caption. Branch and Carney first met in 2015, and started dating while he was producing her new album Hopeless Romantic, which was released this past April. Carney is playing in Branch's band throughout the summer in support of the album. Branch was previously married once before, while this will be Carney's third marriage. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 
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Michelle Branch and The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney are engaged

C Flanigan/Getty ImagesCongratulations are in order for Michelle Branch and her boyfriend Patrick Carney, who are now engaged. The Black Keys drummer popped the question during the pop singer's 34th birthday celebration on Sunday. In an Instagram post Monday, Branch shared a picture of her engagement ring. "Right before I blew out my candles, @officerpatrickcarney asked me to marry him and then I had nothing left to wish for," she wrote in the caption. Branch and Carney first met in 2015, and started dating while he was producing her new album Hopeless Romantic, which was released this past April. Carney is playing in Branch's band throughout the summer in support of the album. Branch was previously married once before, while this will be Carney's third marriage. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 
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