ELTON JOHN – WONDERFUL CRAZY NIGHT (EMI MUSIC)
Music legend Elton John is having a wonderful crazy time with the release of his 33rd studio album this February. ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ was co-producd by Elton and T-Bone Burnett and reunites John with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.
‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ is everything fans will expect of the music legend and more. With upbeat tracks like ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ and ‘Looking Up’ and slower tracks like ‘Good Heart’, all of which shine a spotlight on Elton’s amazing talent on the piano.
Elton John’s 33rd album showcases why he is one of the music greats. The pairing of catchy piano motifs and rocky-blues guitar and drums is perfect and reminds the listener of some of John’s earlier work. You can feel the excitement and love for music that John has through ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ and it will bring a smile to everyone’s face.
‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ is another instant classic from the legendary Elton John that will keep him as one of the most successful and beloved musicians of all time.
‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ is available February 5!
WALK THE MOON – WORK THIS BODY (SONY MUSIC)
After going triple platinum and reaching the top 3 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Shut Up And Dance’, Walk The Moon have released their new single ‘Work This Body’. The track comes off the band’s album ‘Talking Is Hard’, out now.
‘Work This Body’ is another fun and upbeat track from Walk The Moon that features catchy musical motifs and hooks that will get everyone dancing. Walk The Moon have successful released a new dance track that will be at every party this season.
The song has a jungle feel with call and response, heavy drumming and shouting accompanying the track. The driving beat and layering of vocals and sounds during the chorus carries the message of “I will work this body/ I will burn this flame/ In the dead of night and in the pouring rain/ I’m a workaholic and I swear/ One day I will beat you fair and square”.
‘Work This Body’ is a super fun and catchy song about working hard and having fun that will have everyone singing and dancing along in no time.
‘Work This Body’ is available now!
KYGO – STAY FT. MATY NOYES (SONY MUSIC AUSTRALIA)
After making waves online with official and unofficial remixes exceeding 800 million plays, 24 year-old Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as Kygo, has released a new track ‘Stay’ featuring Maty Noyes. ‘Stay’ already has a huge following with over 1million streams in Australia alone and with the lyric video having over 3.7 million views.
‘Stay’ is an easy listening track with catchy melodies and fun dance breaks. Maty Noyes vocals serenade throughout the track with the escalating hook of “so I stayed, stayed”. The pairing of Noyes vocals and Kygo’s music is perfect and creates a fluid and pumping track that Kygo fans will love.
The simple lyrics of “But I don’t need you and you should know that/ Baby it’d take a miracle for you to really try and change me/ And I feel sorry for the look on your face/ So I stayed, stayed” and the use of the phrase “So I stayed” tells a story that, although repetitive, is not tired by the end of the song due to Kygo’s genius musical writing.
Kygo has successfully created a fluid and catchy track with ‘Stay’ and the popularity of the track will only grow from here on.
‘Stay’ ft. Maty Noyes is available now!
THE 1975 – THE SOUND (SONY MUSIC AUSTRALIA)
British band The 1975 is back with a new sound and a new track ‘The Sound’. ‘The Sound’ follows the first single ‘Love Me’ taken from the band’s highly anticipated sophomore album titled ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’.
‘The Sound’ keeps with the band’s alternative rock sound with introducing a more techno 70’s vibe that works extremely well. The upbeat track is driven by a pumping bass (Ross MacDonald), constant drumming (George Daniel) and fun guitar riffs (Adam Hann and Matthew Healy). The addition of layered vocals and harmonies adds depth and dynamic to ‘The Sound’.
Matthew Healy (vocals, guitar) has said this is some of his best songwriting with lyrics like “It’s not about reciprocation it’s just all about me/ A sycophantic, prophetic, Socratic junkie wannabe/ There’s so much skin to see/ A simple Epicurean/ Philosophy/ And you say I’m such a cliché,/ I can’t see the difference in it either way”. These wordy and somewhat deep lyrics are followed by the simple chorus of “Well I know when you’re around cause I know the sound/ I know the sound, of your heart”.
If ‘The Sound’ is anything to go by for The 1975’s upcoming album, fans will not be disappointed by a new sound and new music.
‘The Sound’ is available now!
By Holly Licuanan