TOURING AUSTRALIA JULY 2015
Today Mark Ronson premieres the video for his new single, ‘I Can’t Lose‘ featuring Keyone Starr, on Vevo. You can watch the video here – http://smarturl.it/ICantLoseVideo
‘I Can’t Lose‘ is a synth-heavy club jam with an 80’s feel, sung by debut vocalist, Keyone Starr. Several ideas for the new album UPTOWN SPECIAL were realized on a road trip Jeff Bhasker suggested he and Mark take South to the country’s heartland, including the discovery of Keyone‘s exquisite vocal talents.
Starting out in New Orleans, they drove up to Mississippi and visited churches throughout the region before landing in Jackson. In walked Keyone Starr, “a cool looking girl with an amazing rasp in her voice,” Ronson recalls. She agreed to come to Memphis to take a stab at recording and ended up adding her powerful soulful vocals on the single, ‘Silver Dagger’ and background vocals to ‘Crack In the Pearl’.
‘I Can’t Lose‘ is taken from Ronson’s critically acclaimed new album UPTOWN SPECIAL, and follows the worldwide sensation ‘Uptown Funk’. Amassing close to 7 million downloads worldwide, ‘Uptown Funk’ spent 6 weeks at the top of the charts here in Australia, 7 weeks at #1 in the UK, a massive 14 weeks at #1 in the US, has had 168 million audio streams and 356 million video streams.
This Friday night at Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Mark and his stellar band, featuring Keyone Starr and a host of other special guest vocalists – Daniel Merriweather, Kyle Falconer, MNDR, Theophilus London, Kevin Parker, Andrew Wyatt, Boy George and more – will electrify, exhilarate and entertain Glastonbury’s Other Stage, showing that (alongside the biggest hit of the year ‘Uptown Funk’) new album UPTOWN SPECIAL is brimming with dance floor fillers.
Mark Ronson is on his way to Australia to headline the sold out Splendour In The Grass Festival and UPTOWN SPECIAL sideshow tour dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. If this weekend’s Glastonbury set is anything to go by, these shows are shaping up to be straight masterpiece!
MARK RONSON UPTOWN SPECIAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Wed 22 July – Metro City, Perth (Mark Ronson, Pond, Yolanda Be Cool only)
Tue 28 July – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wed 29 July – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Visit www.secret-sounds.com.au for all ticketing details
ARTIST: MARK RONSON
SINGLE TITLE: I CAN’T LOSE featuring Keyone Starr
ALBUM TITLE: UPTOWN SPECIAL