NEW MUSIC: Janet Jackson & Daddy Yankee ‘Made For Now’

Australia welcomes the return of Janet Jackson with her first new single in two years, ‘Made For Now’. Given its global premiere on Jimmy Fallon, the performance set social media alight with the all-singing, all-dancing celebration proving why Janet is one of the highest selling artists of all time. Racking up over 31 million Youtube views in a single week, the video for ‘Made For Now’ is already a bona fide hit, with the single going to Australian radio this week. Australia’s love of Janet is over four decades in the making, spanning five multiplatinum, platinum and gold albums, three sold out tours and 29 iconic top 40 hits that are still radio staples today including All For You, Black Cat, That’s The Way Love Goes, Together Again, Runaway and The Best Things In Life Are Free.Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Lenny Kravitz ‘Low’

Raise Vibration elevates the union of rock ‘n’ roll, funk, blues, and soul once again. Receptive to youthful inspiration, but enlightened by three decades of wisdom, it represents a powerful creative rebirth and a bold, bright, and brilliant body of work befitting of his legacy and boundless spirit.

Previously released off of this album, Kravitz’ debut track “It’s Enough” stands out as one of the most powerful compositions in Kravitz’s catalog and is a tense, decisive rumination on the global state of affairs today.

His single, “Low” is a pulsating introspective composition dealing with the issue of preconceptions in the beginning of a relationship.

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NEW MUSIC: Conrad Sewell ‘Changing’

Conrad Sewell confessed his mistakes and yearned to tell his uncut story on his new tracks, “Come Clean” & “Healing Hands” – two songs with minimal production driven by the Australian Conrad’s bold, big, and bluesy wail. Today, Sewell arrives with his next chapter in his evolution as an artist and individual, the vulnerable and emotional song, “Changing”.

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NEW MUSIC: Yoke Lore ‘Ride’

Absolutes, the forthcoming EP of New York indie pop act Yoke Lore, explores the grey areas between black and white ideas while building upon the lush, sonic palette of his past works. The new music finds multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and visual artist Adrian Galvin polishing his heartfelt anthems and ruminating on finding balance amid respective oppositions by breaking through the notion that truth necessitates purity.

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NEW MUSIC: Ryan Culwell ‘The Last American’

Ryan Culwell returns with The Last American, his third full-length album and first release in more than three years. The collection marks his debut on Missing Piece Records and captures Culwell at his finest as he crafts poignant portraits of ordinary Americans just trying to get by in these trying times.
“Think of my record, The Last American, as a letter to a loved one who is hurting,” explains Culwell. “I speak love, encouragement, direction, warnings and hope. This is how I speak to those I love most. Some of the songs were literally written to my daughters and we sing them before bed. The title track says the things a friend might say in a time of need… to carefully pull the festering splinter from a swollen palm. If you love America, this song is for you.”

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NEW MUSIC: Lauren Housley ‘My Sleeping Heart’

Lauren Housley was born and raised in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Although she was a shy child, she always possessed a strong desire to perform on stage. By the age of 10 she was a National Dance Champion and began moving into theatre acting shortly afterwards. Her passion to sing and write songs came unexpectedly at around the age of 14, Her influences spanning the broad spectrum of guitar music, stemming from her Elvis fanatic dad who raised her on the sounds of the king. Spending a lot of her formative years between Rotherham, after moving to Manchester, Lauren developed a cultured appreciation of the Northern music scene, drawing inspiration from the thriving music culture in which she was cocooned. She has since teamed up with childhood friend, Steve Pycroft, where they began hosting a night at Matt and Phreds Jazz Club in the Northern Quarter called Soul Sessions.Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Rich Latimer ‘Sweet September’

Australian Rich Latimer has a passion for music and projects that promote consciousness, connection, positive messages and nature. At 41 years old he describes himself as a ‘heartist’, which is someone who lives, creates and cooperates from the heart. He has a strong belief that ‘music changes people and people change the world’. So strong in fact, that he has it tattooed on his arms. Rich is like a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ when it comes to “awareness”, having many skills and doing everything in a sharp way.Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: MASUMI ‘Run Baby, Run’

With one voice and one guitar, Japanese singer-songwriter MASUMI transcends cultural borders. She creates music with the intention of giving hope to others without shying away from the darkness that makes us all human.
When asked about her motivation, MASUMI shares that she found her strength and calling to pursue music after living through the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake in her home country of Japan. Feeling the 9.0 magnitude tremors while trapped in an underground café in Tokyo inspired her to choose a path that made her feel alive. Following her true path and passion for music, MASUMI moved to Los Angeles and attended the Los Angeles Music Academy. Since graduating, she has worked with top industry veterans: Singer and vocal coach Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno), Grammy-Award Winning Producer/Engineer J.J Blair (Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash and The Who.), Warner Brothers songwriter/producer Ichiro Suezawa (Michelle Branch, Bruno Mars, Beyonce), multi-platinum award-winning songwriter/producer Nash Overstreet (Hot Chelle Rae) and Grammy-nominated producer Tristan Boston.

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NEW MUSIC: Leony ‘Boots’

German pop starlet Leony has released her new music video for her latest single, ‘Boots’. The video – which premiered exclusively worldwide on Girlfriend Australia yesterday – was shot in Australia across locations in the Gold Coast & Byron by ARIA award winning director Matt Sharp. Written by Leony alongside David Björk, Andreas Moe (Tiesto, Hardwell, Avicii), & Elina Stridh (Maroon 5], the song’s anthemic hooks and jubilant, explosive lyrics convey empowerment and sticking to one’s beliefs. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mashd N Kutcher ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ ft Addison

After a massive few weeks touring overseas, Aussie’s Mashd N Kutcher are back kicking off their Australian tour and have just dropped their NEW Music Video for: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ feat Addison!

Mashd N Kutcher return with a modern reinterpretation of the Journey classic: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’! Part DJ’s, part live instrumentalists, this keyboard and drummer duo from Brisbane Australia, have cemented their name as one of the most prominent Australian electronic music acts of recent years.  Three short years after they began, Mashd N Kutcher became one of the most talked about acts in the industry, consistently touring across: Australia, Asia, New Zealand, North America, South America and Europe.  From multiple DJ Mag Top100 clubs, to international festivals such as: Ultra Music Festival, s20 and Electric Love Festival, Mashd N Kutcher have now amassed a whopping 700+ live shows. Continue reading

Paul Simon – The Story of In The Blue Light

Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon will release his 14th studio album – IN THE BLUE LIGHT – on September 7th through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.  Produced by Simon and Roy Halee, who have worked together since the 1960s, the album features a talented cast of musicians who have joined Simon to lend fresh perspectives on 10 of the artist’s favourite (though perhaps less-familiar) songs, drawn from his unparalleled body of work and is available for pre order. Continue reading