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Calvin Harris releases new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 out everywhere now

GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum selling artist and heavyweight producer Calvin Harris has released his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 via Columbia Records. Listen here

Calvin tapped 23 of the most dynamic artists in music today to collaborate on this quintessential summer album. Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 is full of psychedelic instrumentation and a number of exciting and unsuspecting pairings between the featured artists. Amongst the collaborations is “Obsessed” feat. Charlie Puth and Shenseea (watch visualizer here), and previously released tracks “Potion” feat. Dua Lipa and Young Thug, “New Money” feat. 21 Savage,  “Stay With Me” feat. Justin Timberlake, Halsey and Pharrell, and “New To You” feat. Normani, Tinashe and Offset.

Leading up to the release this week, Calvin dropped the album trailer which previewed all the tracks on the album. In the clip, he reintroduced the iconic Funk Wav Bounces parrot which first made its debut around the launch of Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 in the summer of 2017.

Visit the Calvin store to purchase physical album product and new merch here

Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 Tracklisting: 
Intro
New Money feat. 21 Savage
Potion feat. Dua Lipa & Young Thug
Woman Of The Year feat. Stefflon Don, Chlöe & Coi Leray
Obsessed feat. Charlie Puth & Shenseea
New To You feat. Normani, Tinashe, & Offset
Ready Or Not feat. Busta Rhymes
Stay With Me feat. Justin Timberlake, Halsey & Pharrell
Stay With Me (Part 2) feat. Justin Timberlake, Halsey & Pharrell
Somebody Else feat. Jorja Smith & Lil Durk
Nothing More To Say feat. 6LACK & Donae’O
Live My Best Life feat. Snoop Dogg & Latto
Lean On Me feat. Swae Lee
Day One feat. Pharrell & Pusha T

Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Columbia Records/Sony Music.

Clara Benin appears on billboard in New York City’s Times Square

A month ahead of International Women’s Day, Filipino singer-songwriter Clara Benin lands on a Times Square, New York billboard as part of Spotify’s EQUAL Campaign.


The global movement, which serves as an initiative of the music streaming platform to amplify the work of outstanding women and gender-nonconforming musicians, turned its spotlight on Benin as this week’s cover artist of Spotify EQUAL Playlist in the Philippines, with two of her songs, “blink” and “Araw’t Gabi” occupying the top two slots.


“I feel really humbled to be featured on a Times Square billboard in New York and to have my songs be part of Spotify’s EQUAL playlist alongside these lovely and talented women,” the folk-pop phenom shares in a statement. “I really hope our music reaches and inspires more people from all over the world.”


Having amassed more than 30 million streams on Spotify alone, Clara Benin is the first Filipino signed under Sony Music’s OFFMUTE— a Southeast Asian record label that’s entirely dedicated to giving artists a voice, an audience, and an opportunity for cross-collaboration within the region.


Benin recently released a new single called “blink,” which was produced by acclaimed electronic/indie artist The Ringmaster, and features prolific multi-instrumentalist Gabba Santiago on drums. Honoring memories like a fundamental aspect of human nature, the song finds refuge in reliving Benin’s past without any hint of regret.
She is also currently working on several new songs to be released soon. “I’ve been writing a lot the past two years and very excited to work on them this year for an upcoming album.”

SB19’s sister group KAIA hopes to conquer the airwaves with pre-debut single, “Kaya”

After being publicly launched last month by ShowBT Philippines, the global entertainment company responsible for catapulting SB19 into global stardom, P-Pop girl group KAIA is now ready to seize the spotlight with the release of their pre-debut single “KAYA”—out today on December 10 (Friday) via Sony Music Philippines.


Derived from the Filipino word which means finding one’s own courage, the upbeat electro-pop track tackles the importance of coping with the turbulent times, and being able to bounce back stronger amidst the adversities in life. The song is written by Maegan Adriano and KAIA themselves, who took inspiration from the hardships that they’ve gone through as a group.


“We are nervous and excited at the same time,” the all-girl ensemble shares in a statement. “We are excited to show people what we’ve been working hard for in the past months, and we’re hoping that people will give love and support to our pre-debut single, KAYA.”


Produced by Mr. Lee Oh Won (SB19, SHINee’s Taemin, Stray Kids, TVXQ and Wanna One) and Han Seungtaek, “KAYA” delivers a sonically adventurous sound built around contemporary pop trends and hip-hop/EDM elements. It’s a catchy banger that serves as a great introduction to the members’ interesting and diverse personalities, as well as their hands on approach towards the creative aspects of music-making.


As ShowBT Philippines Content Strategist and Digital Marketing Specialist Reine Tan sums it up, “Aside from their major involvement in their music and content, their unique personalities and talent, complete with a carefully formulated concept and direction in terms of their music, KAIA will be able to tell a story from their own creative perspectives.”


The official release of “KAYA” will be accompanied by a music video shot by Jonathan Tal Placido. KAIA reveals that they had a great time working on the visual showcase for the track, and despite the nerves, they soldiered on and gave their best to deliver a fantastic number. “Everyone behind the camera were professionals and very open to suggestions and opinions,” KAIA said. “The shoot went very smoothly. All in all, it was a great experience and we all had fun on set.”


Last month, ShowBT Philippines welcomed the members of KAIA (Charlotte, Angela, Sophia, Alexa, Charice and Joanna) through a series of concept videos and photos. According to ShowBT Philippines, the girls from the breakout pop group were handpicked from a number of trainees who joined the auditions. “The company held monthly evaluations and chose the members with the best chemistry and synergy until finally, the 6 members of KAIA showed their potential to debut,” Reine adds.


With KAIA’s enormous talent and determination shown on full display, ShowBT Philippines promises that SB19’s sister group will leave a mark in the local entertainment industry, and hopefully make a name for themselves on a global level. “We cannot say much of the plans as we want to give you a surprise and let you experience KAIA as they come, but one thing is for sure: they are definitely worth the wait.”


KAIA’s pre-debut single “KAYA” is out now on all digital music platforms via Sony Music Philippines.

Adele’s new album, 30 is out now!

30, the new album from global superstar Adele is available everywhere. The highly anticipated album was preceded by the release of several tracks including lead single “Easy On Me,” which has commandeered the #1 position on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart since it was released four weeks ago. The single has also broken streaming, radio and chart records around the world. Adele also premiered three additional songs, “I Drink Wine,” “Hold On” and “Love Is A Game” during her recent Adele One Night Only TV special. The TV special was the most viewed entertainment program this year, drawing even a larger audience than The Oscars.

30 is being heralded by critics as Adele’s finest album to date. Rolling Stone exclaimed “Adele has never sounded more ferocious” in their 5-star review of the album. They went on to definitively say “30 is the Best Adele Album Yet.” Variety agreed and described 30 as “a richer, more compelling collection that feels like her best.” Clash called the album “a work of personal and artistic triumph,” and I-D noted “no one does it better.”

30 is produced with Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Shellback, Tobias Jesso Jr, Inflo and Ludwig Göransson. 30 is available at all physical and digital retailers globally. In addition, exclusive configurations will be available at select retailers nationwide including a Target deluxe CD featuring three bonus tracks and a Walmart clear exclusive double vinyl. An Amazon white exclusive double vinyl will be available globally. 30 and lead single “Easy On Me” will also be offered on cassette, exclusive to Adele’s D2C store while supplies last. The album is available on all digital platforms.

Unstoppable global K-Pop group ATEEZ returns with third installment to “Zero: Fever” Series

Following ATEEZ’s highly successful ‘ZERO : FEVER Part.2’ release in March, the global K-Pop group arrives today with ‘ZERO : FEVER Part.3’, the third installment to their “FEVER” series. If the second installment was about reigniting the burning passion of the youth, then their newest release will tell a story of how the youth’s memories and passion will forever remain eternal. Comprising six tracks in total, ‘ZERO : FEVER Part.3’ presents an EP in which ATEEZ members HONGJOONG and MINGI have taken a hand in co-writing the lyrics. The EP will be fronted by two A-side tracks, ‘Eternal Sunshine’ and ‘Deja Vu, where ‘Deja Vu’ will serve as the leading track of the two as decided through their “ATEEZ NEXT SONG” project.

‘ZERO : FEVER Part.3’ opens with a bright and refreshing synth-pop song ‘Eternal Sunshine’ that sings of the beauty of youth which is then followed by tropical dance pop song ‘Feeling Like I Do’, containing the message of being together and not alone. Flitting into a more mysterious and atmospheric tune, ATEEZ introduces their lead single of the EP, ‘Deja Vu’, which was voted by their fans and global artists. ‘Deja Vu’ is a synthesizer infused rhythmic, contemporary dance pop, expressing the unstoppable thirst and longing for the unknown.

Inspired by the ROCKY film, the fierce fourth track “ROCKY” highlights the victory and determination of an underdog. The song is co-composed by ATEEZ member HONGJOONG, while featuring lyrics that are also co- written by HONGJOONG and MINGI. Nearing the end of the track list, they present ‘All About You’, a lyrical contemporary R&B track, and finally closes their third installment of the “FEVER” series with ‘Not Too Late’, an emotive song delivering a comforting message to the youth that are anxious about the unknown future.

Meanwhile, ATEEZ has carried out their “ATEEZ NEXT SONG” project involving not only their fans worldwide but artists to directly vote for their next lead track to front their newest release. Internationally renowned artists such as PSY and Pentatonix’s Scott Hoying have joined to cast their vote. Prior to this release, ATEEZ had even collaborated with Pentatonix where their members YUNHO, SAN and JONGHO have featured in

Pentatonix’s remix of ‘A Little Space’. With strong international presence, the octet continues to rapidly solidify their career as one of the K-Pop groups to watch as they reach one milestone after another through their impactful performances and distinct storytelling.

‘ZERO : FEVER Part.3’ TRACK LIST
1) Eternal Sunshine
2) Feeling Like I Do
3) Deja Vu
4) ROCKY
5) All About You
6) Not Too Late

K-POP girl group Oh My Girl returns with yet another irresistible spring time music

Following their smash hit ‘Nonstop’ and their infectious B-side track ‘Dolphin’ last spring, OH MY GIRL brings yet another irresistible music through their 6-track EP, titled ‘Dear OHMYGIRL’, via Sony Music Entertainment Korea. Known for their compelling choreography formation and colorful storytelling, OH MY GIRL once again unravels their lyrical sensibility as they paint each of their stories in the new EP fronted by their lead track ‘Dun Dun Dance’.

Delivering a sweet Nu-disco sound with addictive the melody and lyrics, ‘Dun Dun Dance’ showcases OH MY GIRL’s signature Dance-pop as they continue to color their music with the group’s melodious harmony. The track is then followed by ‘Dear you’, ‘My doll’, ‘Quest’, ‘Who comes who knows’, and lastly ‘Swan’, which all layer into creating the perfect warm, cozy springtime sound.

The septet made their debut in 2015 and steadily climbed their way to become one of the biggest K-Pop girl groups. Six years into their career, OH MY GIRL charted #1 for the first time on Billboard K-Pop 100 with their

previous EP release ‘NONSTOP’. In 2020, ‘Dolphin’ has proven a greater success by ranking within the Top 10 for 21 weeks, surpassing BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ 17-week record for Billboard K-Pop 100 by 4 weeks. Even to this day, both ‘Nonstop’ and ‘Dolphin’ from the EP have been consistently charting on Billboard’s K-Pop 100 for 54 weeks.

LISTEN TO ‘Dear OHMYGIRL’ HERE

‘Dear OHMYGIRL’ TRACK LIST

  1. Dun Dun Dance
  2. Dear you
  3. My doll
  4. Quest
  5. Who comes who knows
  6. Swan

LISTEN TO OH MY GIRL’S “Dear OHMYGIRL” BELOW