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Elton John × Stevie Wonder – Finish Line

Elton John and Stevie Wonder have unveiled “Finish Line,” the latest song to be released from forthcoming album The Lockdown Sessions. Listen HERE. A collection of collaborations recorded remotely over the last 18 months, The Lockdown Sessions is a dazzlingly diverse array of 16 tracks that celebrate togetherness and sees Elton collaborating with an unparalleled range of artists only he could draw together. It will be released on October 22nd via Interscope Records and is available to pre-order HERE.

Just last week Elton unveiled the second track to be taken from ‘The Lockdown Sessions,’ “After All” with Charlie Puth. A classic, soulful ballad, the track showed a delicious counterpart to previous single, and burgeoning global hit, “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” with Dua Lipa. And now, with “Finish Line” Elton and Stevie Wonder have revealed another fully realized side to the multifaceted ‘The Lockdown Sessions.’ A stunning gospel infused track, with Stevie’s unmistakable vocals and trademark harmonica, the song features The Sunday Service Choir, Kanye West’s renowned Gospel Choir. Previous collaborations between the pair have included “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” (featuring Stevie on harmonica) and the Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager penned “That’s What Friends Are For” (a 1985 charity record also featuring Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight), but “Finish Line” is the first time that these two undeniable greats of popular music have dueted together. The resulting track is well worth the wait, a timeless song worthy of either man’s oeuvre. 

“Finish Line” is produced by GRAMMY Award winner Andrew Watt. In line with the rich and varied sonic palette that makes up ‘The Lockdown Sessions,’ the creation of the track was equal parts kismet and hard work, born out of mutual artistic respect and a fifty-year friendship. Watch HERE as Elton and Andrew Watt discuss the making of “Finish Line” in a preview of this Saturday’s Rocket Hour, airing on Apple Music 1.

Speaking of the collaboration, Elton said: “I couldn’t be more proud of ‘Finish Line’: I’d go as far as to say it’s one of the best records I’ve ever made. Stevie’s voice is as good as I can ever remember hearing him – he sounds like a 17-year-old again, he’s singing with a sheer joy and exuberance in his vocals. Andrew Watt has done an unbelievable job on the production. It was a magical process. I’ve always loved collaborating with Stevie, and I’m delighted that after fifty years of friendship we finally get to do a full blown duet. He has always been so kind and sweet to me, and his talent is beyond ridiculous. When you listen to what he does vocally and instrumentally on ‘Finish Line’ you think, this is a true genius here.”

Stevie Wonder said: “It is both a joy and honor to sing, play piano and harmonica for Elton! He has truly been one of the great spirits of music, life, friendship and love, who I’ve met on this life journey! True artistry and music like love equals a forever commitment lasting many lifetimes. And Elton, anyone who hears your voice singing “Finish Line”, will hear and feel your wisdom, your pain, your soul, your love, but also your resilience…  I love it!! Congratulations to you and our forever and never, never-ending music, friendship, life-song! Long live Sir Elton John!!! (big smiley face!)”

In further Lockdown Sessions news, Elton and Charlie Puth appeared together on stage at the Global Citizen event in Paris last weekend to perform their duet “After All.” Watch HERE. This global charitable 24-hour event saw some of the world’s biggest artists and global leaders come together to defend the planet and defeat poverty. This is a part of Global Citizens campaign, a Recovery Plan for the World, which focuses on COVID-19, ending the hunger crisis, resuming learning for all, protecting the planet; and advancing equity for all.

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Elton John – The Lockdown Sessions

Elton John has announced the forthcoming release of The Lockdown Sessions. An album of collaborations recorded remotely over the last 18 months, The Lockdown Sessions, will be released on October 22nd via Interscope Records.

Available to pre-order HERE

In March 2020 Elton was forced to pause his record breaking Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour due to the unfolding COVID pandemic. As the world began to shut down, different projects presented themselves with artists Elton had enjoyed getting to know through his Apple Music show Rocket Hour. This was the beginning of one of Elton’s boldest and most interesting records to date that he has billed ‘The Lockdown Sessions’. This album saw Elton coming full circle and returning to his roots as a session musician. While it was no easy feat recording during a pandemic, a completely new way of working for Elton, he leaned into the challenge with some magnificent results.

Kicking off with current single “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” with Dua Lipa, the album takes the listener on a heady journey through many different genres, all held together with expert finesse and understanding by one of the greatest champions of music of our time. Much more than a mere collaboration album, ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ is a dazzlingly diverse collection of 16 tracks with 10 brand new unreleased tracks that celebrates togetherness and sees Elton collaborating with an unparalleled range of artists only he could draw together. The enduring influence of his musical milestone with one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived. An unprecedented 20+ artists feature spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique style to the album that is sure to hold its place amongst one of pop and rock’s greatest songbooks. The Lockdown Sessions sees Elton collaborate with GRAMMY Award winning producer Andrew Watt on five of the tracks.

In Elton’s words: “The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album. But, as the pandemic went on, one‐off projects kept cropping up. Some of the recording sessions had to be done remotely, via Zoom, which I’d obviously never done before. Some of the sessions were recorded under very stringent safety regulations: working with another artist, but separated by glass screens. But all the tracks I worked on were really interesting and diverse, stuff that was completely different to anything I’m known for, stuff that took me out of my comfort zone into completely new territory. And I realised there was something weirdly familiar about working like this. At the start of my career, in the late 60s, I worked as a session musician. Working with different artists during lockdown reminded me of that. I’d come full circle: I was a session musician again. And it was still a blast.”

An unparalleled career that has forever changed the cultural landscape, Elton John’s collaborations with Bernie Taupin and others continue to shape the cultural landscape, break records, top charts and win new fans across the generations. We’ve had the book, the film, the farewell tour, the fashion collections and the greatest hits. And now with The Lockdown Sessions available on digital formats, fans can enter Elton’s new world which is no doubt another fitting addition to his oeuvre.

Tracklist

  1. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
  2. Elton John, Young Thug & Nicki Minaj – Always Love You
  3. Surfaces feat. Elton John – Learn To Fly              
  4. Elton John & Charlie Puth – After All  
  5. Rina Sawayama & Elton John – Chosen Family
  6. Gorillaz feat. Elton John & 6LACK – The Pink Phantom
  7. Elton John & Years & Years – It’s a sin (global reach mix)
  8. Miley Cyrus feat. WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – Nothing Else Matters
  9. Elton John & SG Lewis – Orbit                                 
  10.   Elton John & Brandi Carlile – Simple Things           
  11.   Jimmie Allen & Elton John – Beauty In The Bones            
  12.   Lil Nas X feat. Elton John – One Of Me
  13.   Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket
  14.   Elton John & Stevie Wonder – Finish Line   
  15.   Elton John & Stevie Nicks – Stolen Car                   
  16.   Glen Campbell & Elton John – I’m Not Gonna Miss You

About Elton John

Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top- selling solo artists of all time, with 1 diamond, 40 platinum or multi-platinum, and 23 gold albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind”, which sold over 33 million copies. Diamonds, the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, reached the Top 5 of the UK album charts on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album in the process. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having logged 67 entries, including nine No. 1s and 27 Top 10s. Elton announced the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018.

Encompassing 5 continents, and over 350 dates, this 3-year-long tour started in September 2018 and marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. In 2019 it was named Billboard’s Top Rock Tour and Pollstar’s Major Tour Of The Year. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. 2019 also saw the release of ‘Rocketman’ and global bestselling autobiography, ME. An epic fantasy musical motion picture of Elton’s life, Rocketman has been a commercial and critical hit, taking close to $200m at the box office. It has won an Oscar, two Golden Globe Awards and a Critics’ Choice Award and garnered BAFTA nominations. Its soundtrack was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award.

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MILES – MOSH PIT

SINGER-RAPPER MILES UNVEILS TIMELY NEW SINGLE MOSH PIT ALONGSIDE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Elektra Records artist MILES has unveiled his timely new single MOSH PIT, available now on all DSPS and streaming services. The track arrives alongside an official music video available now on his official YouTube channel. With many people not having been to a show in over a year and craving live music, the well-timed track hears MILES “Fiendin’ for the show” while the official video, directed by Nicholas Jandora (24kGoldn, Lil Skies, Bankrol Hayden) and co-concepted by MILES himself, sees him jamming to a Rock Band-type video game and eventually getting transported into a mosh pit.

“MOSH PIT” follows the St. Louis-born/Los Angeles-based singer-rapper’s latest track “Desperados,” which marked his official debut for Elektra Records. Pulling inspiration from the 1995 Robert Rodriguez film Desperado, the official music video was shot in the Southern California desert and explores the life of a modern outlaw.

MILES’ story so far engenders such enthusiasm. The St. Louis native grew up singing and naturally gravitated towards music inspired by everyone from Lil Wayne and Chance the Rapper to Charlie Puth and Khalid in high school. Admitted to prestigious Dartmouth College on a football scholarship, he quietly uploaded music to Soundcloud and gradually made waves online. Leaving school, he wound up in Los Angeles and dropped a series of independent singles, culminating on the viral “WHAT IN TARNATION.” Nearly 3,000 Tik Tok videos utilized the track as he generated just shy of 7 million total streams

MILES brings hip-hop grit to pop with deft wordplay and dusty soundscapes. Named after Miles Davis, he possessed a predisposition for music fueled by listening to everything from dad’s jazz records, Kirk Franklin, and Bill Withers to Lauryn Hill, Wiz Khalifa, and Travis Scott. He honed his vocals through constantly singing before beginning to freestyle in high school. At the same time, he excelled on the football field, earning a scholarship to Dartmouth College as a defensive tackle. In between a grueling Ivy league schedule of practice and class, he still managed to maintain a prolific output of independent music online. Picking up steam, he left school, moved to L.A., and crashed at YouTuber Justin Escalona’s pad. On a weekly basis, he appeared in vlogs and released music at a rapid pace, logging millions of streams and quickly building a fanbase, including over 385K followers on TikTok alone in just 3 months. In 2020, he ignited the viral “WHAT IN TARNATION,” attracting 2,700 Tik Tok videos and drumming up 6.3 million streams. On the heels of its success, he inked a deal with Elektra Records and rustled up his formal debut for the label “Desperados” with much more to come.

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NALIYA – ROLLER COASTER

Emerging as a dynamic pop presence with widespread critical acclaim, buzzing artist, producer, and songwriter Naliya shares a new single Roller Coaster. Once again, her smooth delivery, quotable lyrics, and elite beat-making shine. The track affirms her unpredictable approach with hypnotic verses before dropping into another massive chorus. As always, she invites audiences along for the ride on Roller Coaster.

Right out of the gate, “Handshakes” gathered over 500,000 streams to date and picked up critical acclaim. The Honey Pop raved, “she blew our minds with her first single ‘Handshakes’, and went on to promise, “You’re going to listen to it non-stop, it’s guaranteed.” EDM.com described it as “a dreamy inaugural release,” and A1234 called it a “buoyantly simple yet elegant track that uses a sparse production to bring out the emotive nature of the lyrics, drawing us into her soundscape and way of thinking.” Sheesh Media praised “Handshakes” as a “tender and sentimental banger” and “filled to the brim with electronically filtered vocals and near-lullaby vibes.

Naliya is putting the finishing touches on her forthcoming debut EP—coming soon. She continues to assert herself as an artist-to-watch this year. Stay tuned for more!

ABOUT NALIYA

Naliya personally touches every element of her music. Behind a desk running Ableton Live by herself, she’ll conjure up a beat before picking up a pen to write lyrics and finally grabbing a microphone to bring the production and words to life. Raised between Canada and France, the Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer architects an unfiltered and undeniable take on pop warmed by handcrafted beats and lyrics so intimate they could be a DM.

During a Shark Tank-style Instagram Live hosted by powerhouse songwriter J Kash (Maroon 5, Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez), she shared a composition and landed a deal. With Kash in her corner, she co-wrote Jason Derulo’s “Lifestyle” (feat. Adam Levine) and Tate McRae’s “Rubberband.” After amassing nearly 6 million streams independently and quietly cooking up songs for industry heavyweights, she formally introduces herself on a series of 2021 singles and her forthcoming debut EP to be released via Immersive / Sandlot / Interscope Records.

The Boyboy West Coast Releases Single

THE BOYBOY WEST COAST OFFICIALLY RELEASES ANTICIPATED SINGLE

“U WAS AT THE CLUB (BOTTOMS UP)”

Already solidified as a viral smash, The Boyboy West Coast officially releases verse by verse his debut single “U Was At The Club (Bottoms Up)” today.

Listen to “U Was At The Club (Bottoms Up)”: HERE

After exploding on Instagram with over 2.7 million views, a video with the track made its way to TikTok where countless fan videos and memes mimicking the style of The Boyboy West Coast were created. The track then made its way to YouTube, netting over 13.5 million views. It also spawned think pieces on The FADER, Genius, and Medium to name a few. His ‘Verified’ video on Genius is in the outlet’s top 10 most viewed videos of all time with over 6.5 million views in 3 weeks. He has received praise from various celebs including Charlie Puth and Diplo, before the song was even out.

Rising up from Santa Barbara and emerging as a phenomenon across the culture, The Boyboy West Coast first teased his breakout single “U Was At The Club (Bottoms Up)” on Instagram towards the end of 2018 and it then leapt to become a bona fide meme on TikTok, inciting widespread acclaim and millions of views in the process.

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Youngblood acoustic version

5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), release an acoustic version of their new single, Youngblood; Download/stream Youngblood (Acoustic) HERE. Youngblood is the title track from the band’s third studio album, out June 15 on Capitol Records and now available for pre-order. Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive Youngblood; and, Want You Back; See below for full album track listing.Youngblood hit #1 on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and has over 64 million streams. Rolling Stone says, 5 Seconds of Summer shred on Youngblood. The song has a relentless, thumping rhythm, around which (5SOS) move between delicate verses and a booming chorus. Nylon declares, Youngblood is great. Like, really, really great and Alternative Press calls the song, stunning. Watch the Youngblood live video, filmed across the band’s sold out 5SOS3Tour HERE.

Tickets for 5SOS Meet You There Tour, are on sale now at LiveNation.com. Each ticket purchased for the tour also includes a copy of the forthcoming album. The 25-city North American headline outing will launch on August 27 in Toronto, ON and include shows at several amphitheaters as well as Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL (September 8) and Los Angeles Greek Theatre (October 12). Full itinerary can be found HERE.

Following 5SOS five-plus years of recording and touring behind its first two albums both of which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 the band decamped across the hemisphere to Los Angeles to find a new set of collaborators, influences, and inspirations. While expanding its musical parameters on Youngblood, 5SOS retains the hooks and trademark DNA that’s always been a massive part of the band’s appeal. They wrote and recorded the bulk of the album with the Swedish producing-writing team Carl and Rami (Nicki Minaj, Madonna). Other collaborators include Andrew Watt and Ali Tamposi (Camilla Cabello), producer/instrumentalist Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Fiona Apple), producer/engineer Noah Passovoy (Maroon 5), J Kash (Maroon 5, Charlie Puth), Asia Whitacre (Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd) and Andrew Goldstein (Linkin Park, Simple Plan).

Hailed as the biggest new rock act in the world by Rolling Stone5SOS is the only band (not vocal group) in history to see its first two full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. 5SOS’s self-titled debut album has sold more than three million units worldwide, with 1.5 million albums and more than 4.5 million single tracks sold in the U.S. alone. 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good charted at No. 1 in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. She’s Kinda Hot, the album’s first single, topped the iTunes charts in 44 countries. 5SOS comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) has won an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, five MTV European Music Awards, two ARIA Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.

Aly Ryan

Aly Ryan was born September 25, 1995 to German parents who at the time were war correspondents in Moscow, Russia.

Traveling from one place to another at a very young age she learned several languages and eventually moved back to Germany where she developed a love for the music her father would play for her. Inspired by songwriters like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd, she soon started writing her own music. At the age of 16, shortly after her handicapped brother passed away, she packed her bags and made the move all the way to Los Angeles on her own.

She has since been working with her favorite producers including legends like Babyface, Red One and Toby Gad, recently releasing her debut single ‘No Parachute’ which has been charting on the Soundcloud top 50 pop chart worldwide since its release with currently over 1 million streams.

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Head Of Pop at Spotify Mike Biggane included “No Parachute” on New Music Friday U.S and Major tastemaker Ebro Darden from Hot 97 talked about Aly Ryan on Beats 1 (Apple Music’a Radio station) and introduced the single to the world.

Single #2 “Donate A Dollar” was released September 8th, 2017 and is already at over 100k streams on Soundcloud.

This year Aly also opened for infamous Zane Carney ( who is the lead guitarist for John Mayer) at the El Rey theater and she has collaborated with Post Modern Jukebox (youtube cover band with 3 million subscribers and who tours worldwide} on a cover of “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga which has garnered a lot of attention on Youtube. 

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WIZ KHALIFA GIVES FANS “SOMETHING NEW”

Taylor Gang/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has released his massively anticipated new single. “Something New (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)” arrives today at all digital music retailers and streaming services. The track is the first single off his upcoming album to be released this fall.

“Something New (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)” marks Wiz Khalifa’s first major release since 2014’s “Blacc Hollywood.” The single heralds the superstar rapper’s eagerly awaited new album, due to arrive everywhere this fall. The new track comes off the heels of his RIAA 8X PLATINUM hit “See you Again (ft. Charlie Puth)” achieving an impressive milestone of becoming the most watched video of all time with more than 3 BILLION views on YouTube.

Known far and wide as an electrifying live performer, Khalifa recently rocked Chicago’s Lollapalooza with a hit-packed set that saw him joined on stage by none other than his “Something New” collaborator Ty Dolla $ign.

Released January 2016, “KHALIFA” was followed by a number of non-LP track releases and soundtrack appearances including the RIAA gold certified single, “Pull Up (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert)” and the 2x platinum certified, #1 hip-hop hit, “Sucker For Pain” by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic and Ty Dolla $ign (Feat. X Ambassadors), found on “SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM,” Atlantic’s chart-topping musical companion to the 2016 film from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Wiz Khalifa has of course made worldwide music history with 2015’s epochal hit single, “See You Again (Feat. Charlie Puth),” featured on Atlantic Records’ FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK, the official musical companion to Universal’s record-breaking action-thriller. “See You Again” collected a long list of awards and honors in addition to its unprecedented popularity. The song has officially entered the history books as the one of the biggest singles ever, topping Billboard’s “Hot 100” for a stunning 12 weeks. Now certified 8x platinum by the RIAA, “See You Again,” is indeed a planetary phenomenon, with streams in excess of over 845 million units worldwide. Along with its dual Billboard Music Awards triumph, the song was feted with the 2015 Critic’s Choice Award for “Best Song,” the 2015 Hollywood Film Award for “Hollywood Song Award,” a pair of 2015 Teen Choice Awards, three GRAMMY® Award nominations, two 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations, two 2015 American Music Awards nominations, and a 73rd Golden Globes Award nod as “Best Original Song.”

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