Who better than Frank Turner, the punk-intense British folk singer, to underscore the imminent joy of reconnecting with others? Turner is barking on “The Gathering” — which casually features Dom Howard (from Muse, on drums) and an inquisitive guitar solo from Jason Isbell — and fully in pulpit mode: “I’ve been missing the feeling when we close up the gaps […]
“Being a Black singer/songwriter in Nashville right now feels both hopeful and unpredictable,” Spencer tells Billboard. Since being highlighted on social media by the Highwomen for her cover of their single “Crowded Table” in October 2020, Spencer’s achieved a significant surge of acclaim that’s led to a full writing calendar. But her trajectory remains too rare. Shannon Sanders, executive director […]
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: 2. Andantino Semplice – Prestissimo – Tempo I, Martha Argerich, Kirill Kondrashin & Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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But the thing is, they don’t know what they’ve done. “What did I do?” Because to know, you have to be a craftsman as well. You have to realize what a good song is. And if you can’t recognize garbage, it’s very hard to know what a good song is. And that’s what time gets you, to become a good […]
Coldplay have shared the first song from their forthcoming ninth studio album, releasing ‘Higher Power’ today. Produced by hit machine Max Martin, it’s a euphoric, high-energy bop anchored by buoyant rhythms and glistening synths. It was premiered via a link-up to the International Space Station, first broadcast as a dispatch via “extraterrestrial transmission” to French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is […]
Here And Now bowed atop the Billboard 200 chart in 2020, giving Chesney his ninth No. 1 album. That effort drew him level with Garth Brooks for the most leaders among country acts in the chart’s history. Sadly, Chesney was forced to postpone his Chillaxification tour for a second time, pushing it back to summer 2022, due to the health crisis. […]