Singles Spin #1

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What’s hot when it comes to the latest singles? Well check out issue #1 of Singles Spin…

With the countdown on towards Eurovision Song Contest 2019, Award-winning singer songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke releases new single ERNIE.

In a similar vein to her Eurovision song Zero Gravity, ‘Ernie’ is an intensely personal song for Kate. She explains the song’s creation, saying, “Ernie was originally written for The Hush Foundation, which creates calming music for children’s hospitals and other stressful environments.

“Having a kid for the first time is an incredible rush of emotions. There’s elation, despair, gratitude, guilt, sorrow, hilarity and love. Ernie’s father and I wrote the song about that onslaught of often contradictory feelings. One minute you are the verge of collapse, and the next you will be weeping tears of joy. It’s a love so intense that it can be scary.”

Lady Antebellum return with What If I Never Get Over You serving as the first single under BMLG Records. Representing a new chapter as well as a return to the beginning for Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, the plush mid-tempo ballad features Scott and Kelley trading anxiety and shared despair over an ending relationship.

“I feel like ‘What If I Never Get Over You’ is a turn back to our beginning, both in the sound and the core of who we are,” said Haywood. “We love being able to put out those big questions about lost love, like ‘What if time doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do?’ or ‘What if I never move on from this relationship?”

Following on from their critically acclaimed 2017 record Staring At You Staring At Me, Melbourne cult favourites Underground Lovers are excited to announce the release of their new single The Passer-by – Out this Friday, May 24! This is the first track from the band’s upcoming tenth studio album; A Left Turn which is due out later this year.

Debut single The Passer-by features the lush vocals of the band’s own Philippa Nihill, as she explores being anonymous in the Undie’s beloved hometown of Melbourne – “in love and in camouflage, keeping up the charade with an alibi”.

GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes releases his brand new single, If I Can’t Have You, via Island Records. The song was written by Shawn Mendes alongside longtime collaborators Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger, and Nate Mercreau and was produced by Shawn Mendes and Teddy Geiger. Shawn also released the video for If I Can’t Have You.

Shawn just wrapped the sold-out European leg of his global headlining arena and stadium tour in April. The entire World Tour spans more than 100 dates throughout 2019 in North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand & Asia.

Alex Lahey shares Unspoken History, the third and final single in advance of her forthcoming album, The Best of Luck Club, out now via Nicky Boy Records/ Caroline Australia. Following Am I Doing It Right? and Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself, Unspoken History presents a new side to Lahey’s songwriting, where Lahey’s melancholic words glide above the track’s shimmering, sparse arrangement.

“When I was in Nashville, I spent some time in a tiny writing room creating songs for this record,” says Lahey of the new track. “Towards the end of that time, I felt as though I was starting to exhaust my output and was starting to become complacent about what I had left to give. On one of my last days there, I was lent a guitar that was set up in a variation on open D tuning, which is something I never play in. In the process of nutting out chords and voicing in this tuning, the melody to the verses just came out. When I started putting words to it, it started off as being about one thing, but then morphed into something else, creating its own path very organically.”

Only just over a week since the release of their long-awaited second album, Blame My Body, Little May are riding a wave of success. Now they’re set to keep that wave flowing with the release today of a brand-new video for their latest single As Loving Should, and the announcement that they’ll be headed out on a national tour this June.

The video for, As Loving Should was directed by Sydney creatives Stupid Genius, the crew also behind the strikingly energetic film clip for their previous single Apples. Shot in a single day at a scout hall in Wollongong, the video combines contrasting visuals inspired by glamorous, ’70s country and western videos, alongside eerie, psychedelic projections. The scenes are designed to resonate and play off the rich, acoustic tones threaded throughout the song, as well as the dark undercurrent that weaves through its lyrics.

Glorious. Heartfelt. Ridiculous. Hilarity is on tap in the new Peter Darley Miller-directed Alice In Chains video for Rainier Fog.

“In a world where things are becoming increasingly serious, with ‘Rainier Fog’ we have continued our long tradition of making asses out of ourselves in videos,” says drummer Sean Kinney.  “So for all of you that were raised bottle-fed, this one is for you. Mission accomplished.”

“We had a great time working with Peter Darley Miller again,” says vocalist/ guitarist Jerry Cantrell. “We made AIC 23 in 2013 with him, which was amazing. We had a blast making the ‘Rainier Fog’ music video, which continues the northwest theme of the record. We hope you enjoy it and have a laugh.”

International superstar Adam Lambert has released his highly anticipated new single New Eyes, the first single from his upcoming fourth album Velvet. Written by Lambert and Paris Carney with Jamie Sierota producing. The accompanying video was directed by Miles & AJ, it’s the first of a multi-part music video short film in support of Velvet – part 2 coming soon. New Eyes explores the discovery and the rebirth of hope.

“I wanted my first single to reflect my current state of mind and to bring listeners into a romantic, earthy vibe. ‘New Eyes’ is a love letter to innocence and to finding new passions” – Adam Lambert

The Black Keys release the music video for their new song Go, from their upcoming album Let’s Rock. The video is directed by Bryan Schlam and finds the band struggling to reconnect after five years apart. Pat Carney says, “It was great making this video with Bryan, partially because it was filmed at the very type of place it is making fun of,” and Dan Auerbach adds, “The video was fun, but we still haven’t spoken.”

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