Posts tagged with "Malay"

Sam Smith × New Album

THE THRILL OF IT ALL, SAM SMITH’S NEW ALBUM, IS OUT TODAY

 

“(SAM SMITH IS) ONE OF THE MIGHTIEST, MOST EXPRESSIVE SINGERS OF HIS GENERATION.”

**** – ROLLING STONE

 

“SAM SMITH IS A COLOSSAL FORCE IN CONTEMPORARY POP MUSIC.

– NPR

 

RIAA Certifies Lead Single, “Too Good At Goodbyes,” Platinum

 

Tickets On Sale Now For 2018 North American Arena Tour

 

 

The Thrill Of It All (Capitol Records), Sam Smith’s sophomore album, is now available at http://samsmith.world/TTOIAUS. Rolling Stone awarded it four stars and hailed Smith as “one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.” NPR declares, “Sam Smith is a colossal force in contemporary pop music.” The Thrill Of It All finds Smith once again working alongside close friend and long-time collaborator Jimmy Napes plus Timbaland, Malay, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd and Stargate. He was also joined in the studio by The Dap Kings, gospel choirs and YEBBA, a young singer he discovered on YouTube, who duets with him on “No Peace.”

 

The album contains the global hit “Too Good At Goodbyes,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA today. The single topped the U.S. and U.K. iTunes charts and has over 500 million combined streams worldwide. Views of the official video, which can be seen HERE, are nearing 200 million. 

 

Smith is launching The Thrill Of It All with a series of television appearances. He will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on November 7 and on “TODAY” on November 8. View his Carpool Karaoke segment of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” HERE. Recently Smith performed on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” 

 

His interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition” airs today. Fans can get an early look at The New York Times’ in-depth feature on Smith slated to run in Sunday’s Arts & Leisure section, HERE.

 

Tickets are on sale now for the North American leg of The Thrill Of It All arenatour, which kick offs on June 18, 2018 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and include shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (June 27), New York City’s Madison Square Garden (June 29) and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (August 28 & 29). Each ticket purchased online for any of the U.S. dates on The Thrill Of It All tour will include a copy of Smith’s new album. For additional details, visit http://samsmithworld.com.

 

Released in June 2014, Smith’s In The Lonely Hour was the biggest selling U.K. male debut in the SoundScan era and went on to sell 13 million adjusted albums worldwide. In February 2015, Smith set a GRAMMY® record, winning a total of four awards – the most ever received by a U.K. artist following the release of a debut album. He was named Best New Artist, In The Lonely Hour took Best Pop Vocal Album honors and his single “Stay With Me” won awards for both Record and Song of the Year. Smith hasalso earned an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others

Lewis Capaldi

LEWIS CAPALDI RELEASES DEBUT EP BLOOM TODAY ON CAPITOL RECORDS ­­

New Single “FADE” Produced by Malay Out Now – Listen to New Track “MERCY” Out Today

 

Capaldi To Join Milky Chance On January 2018 North American Tour

 

 
Scottish artist Lewis Capaldi releases his debut EP Bloom today on Capitol Records. The EP is available for download and streaming HERE. Listen to Capaldi’s new EP track “MercyHERE. Bloom also features his new single, “Fade” which he co-wrote with GRAMMY award winner Malay (Frank Ocean, Sam Smith, Zayn Malik), who also produced it. The song racked up over one million streams in the first week alone. Capaldi’s previous track “Lost On You,” was included in Spotify’s New Music Friday in over 20 countries, while his debut “Bruises,” held the No. 1 spot on the playlist and has amassed over 28 million total streams globally. A stripped-down ballad that looks back on a failed relationship, “Bruises” showcases Capaldi’s nimble vocal ability, as he effortlessly slips between smooth baritone, gravelly mid-tone, and haunting falsetto with pinpoint accuracy. 

 

“I picked the guitar up at nine, started writing songs at eleven and then was gigging from 12 onwards. I mean, they were awful songs, but it was fun. I was always trying to get in places, playing at pubs. I’d show up and try and blag my way in. I’d have to hide in the toilets and then jump out and do my set as quickly as possible before anyone knew there was a 12-year-old in the pub,” says Capaldi, 20, who was recently nominated for a Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the Scottish Music Awards. From then on in Lewis devoted every spare moment he had to writing and performing. Playing gigs in Glasgow, Edinburgh and anywhere he could find a receptive audience, he was constantly working on songs, finding his voice as a songwriter and honing his craft with unwavering dedication. All the while developing the rough-around-the-edges vocals that would make those songs soar. 

 

Hailing from the small town of Bathgate, outside of Glasgow, Capaldi sold out two headlining shows at Glasgow’s famed King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and embarked on his first UK headling tour, which sold out in minutes, before any of his music was officially released. He will tour Europe this fall with Rag’n’Bone Man, followed by his second UK sold out headlining tour in December. Capaldi will also tour the U.S. and Canada with Milky Chance in January. See below for all tour dates.

 

The track-listing for the Bloom EP is as follows:

1. Fade

2. Bruises

3. Mercy

4. Lost On You

 

Lewis Capaldi on tour with Milky Chance:

01/07 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

01/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues

01/09 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren

01/14 New Orleans, LA Joy Theater

01/16 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theater

01/17 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works

01/19 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

01/20 Washington, DC The Fillmore

01/21 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall

01/22 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore

01/23 Boston, MA House of Blues

01/24 Montreal, QC Metropolis

01/26 Chicago, IL Riviera

01/27 Kansas City, MO The Truman

01/28 Sioux Falls, SD The District

01/29 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre

01/30 Saskatoon, SK O’Brians Event Centre

02/01 Calgary, AB Macewan Hall

02/03 Vancouver, BC The Commodore

02/04 Vancouver, BC The Commodore

 

What critics are saying about Lewis Capaldi:

“Lewis Capaldi is generating some huge buzz with ‘Fade.’ Produced by Malay (Frank Ocean’s long-time collaborator), the emotional ballad showcases the 20-year-old Scot’s powerful pipes and knack for insightful lyrics. It goes without saying that he’s One To Watch.” – Idolator 

“Showcasing his stunning vocals and songwriting ability, the track is breathtakingly beautiful and an exciting glimpse of what’s to come.” – Wonderland. 

“The vocal range of the guy is enough to impress anybody, and, as we see/hear here, all Lewis needs to have you in the palm of his hand is a simple piano playing throughout.” – hillydilly 

“Glasgow singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has one of the most remarkable, tender voices I’ve heard in a long time.” – INDEPENDENT 

“(Lewis Capaldi) seems able to find the beauty in the everyday, to translate deeply personal experiences into something universal.” – CLASH

 
For more on Lewis Capaldi:

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Lewis Capaldi

LEWIS CAPALDI RELEASES NEW TRACK – “FADE” – TODAY ON CAPITOL RECORDS

“FADE” APPEARS ON SCOTTISH ARTIST’S DEBUT EP, BLOOM, OUT OCTOBER 20TH 
Capaldi To Join Milky Chance On January 2018 North American Tour

 

 
Scottish artist Lewis Capaldi releases a new track, “Fade,” today via all digital partners. Listen HERE. The track was co-written by Capaldi and Grammy-Award winner Malay (Frank Ocean, Sam Smith, Zayn Malik), who also produced it.

 

“The whole process of creating ‘Fade’ has been a bit surreal. I co-wrote it with Malay, who also produced the track. I’m such a massive fan of his and it was incredible to work on this together. Like my other two singles, we ended up using parts of the original demo in the final song which I loved and I hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as I’ve enjoyed making it,” says Capaldi, 20, who was recently nominated for a Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the Scottish Music Awards.
“Fade” will appear on Capaldi’s upcoming debut EP, Bloom, which will be released on Capitol Records on October 20th. Bloom also features Capaldi’s previous singles Lost On You,” which was included in Spotify’s New Music Friday in over 20 countries, and “Bruises,” which held the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and has amassed over 26 million total streams globally. A stripped-down ballad that looks back on a failed relationship, “Bruises” showcases Capaldi’s nimble vocal ability, as he effortlessly slips between smooth baritone, gravelly mid-tone, and haunting falsetto with pinpoint accuracy. Hailing from the small town of Bathgate, outside of Glasgow, Capaldi sold out two headlining shows at Glasgow’s famed King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and embarked on his first UK headlining tour, which sold out within minutes, before any of his music was officially released. He will tour Europe this fall with Rag’n’Bone Man, followed by his second UK sold out headlining tour in December. Tickets and tour dates can be found HERE. Capaldi will also tour the U.S. and Canada with Milky Chance in January. See below for all tour dates.

The track-listing for the Bloom EP is as follows:
1. Fade

2. Bruises

3. Mercy

4. Lost On You

 

Lewis Capaldi on tour with Milky Chance:

 

01/07 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

01/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues

01/09 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren

01/14 New Orleans, LA Joy Theater

01/16 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theater

01/17 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works

01/19 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

01/20 Washington, DC The Fillmore

01/21 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall

01/22 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore

01/23 Boston, MA House of Blues

01/24 Montreal, QC Metropolis

01/26 Chicago, IL Riviera

01/27 Kansas City, MO The Truman

01/28 Sioux Falls, SD The District

01/29 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre

01/30 Saskatoon, SK O’Brians Event Centre

02/01 Calgary, AB Macewan Hall

02/03 Vancouver, BC The Commodore

02/04 Vancouver, BC The Commodore

 

 

What critics are saying about Lewis Capaldi:

 

“He seems able to find the beauty in the everyday, to translate deeply personal experiences into something universal.”

—CLASH 

 

“Showcasing his stunning vocals and songwriting ability, the track is breathtakingly beautiful and an exciting glimpse of what’s to come.”

—Wonderland. 

 

“Glasgow singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has one of the most remarkable, tender voices I’ve heard in a long time.”

— INDEPENDENT 

 

“The vocal range of the guy is enough to impress anybody, and, as we see/hear here, all Lewis needs to have you in the palm of his hand is a simple piano playing throughout.”

— hillydilly

 

For more on Lewis Capaldi:

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

http://lewiscapaldi.lnk.to/Fade