NEW MUSIC: Bryan Adams – So Happy It Hurts

Known the world over for his signature brand of feel-good rock music, acclaimed singer/songwriter Bryan Adams releases the title track from his forthcoming studio album, So Happy It Hurts via BMG. 
 
“The pandemic and lockdown really brought home the truth that spontaneity can be taken away. Suddenly all touring stopped, no one could jump in the car and go,” says Adams. “The title song ‘So Happy It Hurts’ is about freedom, autonomy, spontaneity and the thrill of the open road. The album of the same name, touches on many of the ephemeral things in life that are really the secret to happiness, most importantly, human connection.
 
The album So Happy it Hurts, scheduled for release March 11th, 2022, marks Bryan Adams’ 15th release and features 12 new songs co-written by him. The album will be available on all digital platforms, as well as in a variety of physical formats including standard CD, deluxe CD with a lenticular cover and hardbound book and vinyl. An exclusive colour vinyl and a limited edition box set which includes the deluxe CD, vinyl, hardbound book and signed photo are also available.
 
Adams, whose live concerts have established him as one of the world’s best rock singers of our time, has announced a 12-date So Happy It Hurts UK headline tour for May and July 2022 including London’s O2 Arena on May 26th

NEW MUSIC: Adele – Easy On Me

Global superstar Adele returns with the release of her brand new single and video “Easy On Me.” “Easy On Me” precedes the November 19th release of Adele’s newest album 30, on Columbia Records. Earlier this week Adele shared the news of her new album release date and inspiration with a personal note to her fans letting them know she was “finally ready to put this album out.” The video for “Easy On Me,” shot last month in Quebec, finds Adele once again collaborating with Cannes Grand Prix winning director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, It’s Only The End The World). “I was honestly hoping for this to happen,” noted Dolan. “For me, there’s nothing stronger than artists reconnecting after years apart. I’ve changed. Adele’s changed. And this is an opportunity to celebrate how we’ve both evolved, and how we’ve also both remained faithful to our dearest themes. It’s all the same, but different.” The video begins in the same house the pair used to shoot the video for Adele’s 2015 smash single “Hello.”

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NEW MUSIC: Sam Teskey – Let The Sun Bring The Light

Ivy League Records is extremely proud to release Cycles, the assured debut solo album from Sam Teskey – lead guitarist, ARIA Award winning and Grammy-nominated engineer from The Teskey Brothers.  What Teskey presents across Cycles is nothing short of a cosmic journey, one that traverses a lot of musical territory, from sprawling, orchestral balladry to dissonant, ambient soundscapes, from folk to heavy psych-rock freak outs, it’s a surprising, thrilling and immersive listen.

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NEW MUSIC: Kylie Minogue and Years & Years – A Second To Midnight

Pop icon Kylie Minogue has just released her brand new single ‘A Second To Midnight’, co-written and recorded with the brilliant Years & Years.
 
‘A Second To Midnight’ is the first single to be released from the forthcoming album DISCO (Guest List Edition), which also features new tracks recorded with disco legend Gloria Gaynor and British pop sensation Jessie Ware, plus last year’s collaboration with Dua Lipa, as well as an incredible array or remixes of tracks from the original album release. ‘A Second To Midnight’ is out now. The video for ‘A Second To Midnight’ stars Kylie and Years & Years. It was directed by long-time Kylie collaborator Sophie Muller and filmed at London’s historic Collins’ Music Hall.
 
The new version of DISCO follows the barnstorming 2020 release, Kylie’s seventh Australian #1 album. DISCO saw Kylie make UK chart history once more, as the first female artist to have a UK #1 album in five consecutive decades. The release of ‘A Second To Midnight’ tops off a fantastic 12 months for Years & Years, following an earlier collaboration with Kylie on the remix of the hit single of ‘Starstruck’, as well as a show-stopping performance of the Pet Shop Boys’ classic ‘It’s A Sin’ alongside Elton John at the BRIT Awards.
 
DISCO (Guest List Edition) will be available in multiple formats, including digital, CD and vinyl. Fans will be able to experience last year’s incredible Infinite Disco livestream performance again for the first time ever, with the DISCO (Guest List Edition) deluxe package containing a 3CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray set, with a DVD and Blu-Ray of the Infinite Disco performance which features the much-loved hits ‘In Your Eyes’, ‘Light Years’, ‘Slow’ (a mash up of Donna Summer’s iconic ‘Love To Love You Baby’) and ‘Say Something’, performed with the House Gospel Choir. The deluxe version also includes the original 16 DISCO tracks, the new collaborations, plus remixes.
 
Kylie’s record-breaking fifteenth studio album DISCO was released to widespread acclaim last year, hailed as “an irresistible tonic to real life”. Kylie is Australia’s highest selling female artist, with 80 million albums sold worldwide.

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NEW MUSIC: San Joseph – Everything In The Room

Emerging artist San Joseph returns with his new single ‘Everything In The Room’. As the follow-up to his debut single ‘Blink Twice’, ‘Everything In The Room’ is a post-modern tune that already feels like a well-worn classic.

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RUSSELL MORRIS & RICK SPRINGFIELD

– A 50-YEAR DREAM COLLABORATION

Hello to you, hello to me, the record starts… No introductions do we need.

And it’s true. The artists behind this album – ARIA Hall of Famer Russell Morris and Grammy winner Rick Springfield – are well known to all of us. But if you think you know ’em … well, think again.

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NEW MUSIC: John Mellencamp & Bruce Springsteen – Wasted Days

John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen come together for the first time with the new single, “Wasted Days.” The duet is unveiled alongside an official music video directed and produced by filmmaker and frequent Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny. Mellencamp and Springsteen filmed the video together in New Jersey this September.

“Wasted Days” is the first single off of Mellencamp’s forthcoming album slated for release in 2022.