Monday has arrived – but at least Monday means music! This week is a freebie week, so feel free to grab your favorite tune(s) and come dance with us, won’t you?
Let’s start with a song I shared a few weeks ago, but it’s worth sharing again, especially with the new release of the music video to accompany the awesome tune.
This singer and songwriter packages the ethereal feeling of falling in love into the concept of an unimaginable paradise. He was quoted as saying:
“As songwriters, we’re always searching for new ways of saying ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘I want you back.’ The concept of ‘Heaven’ is the love between two people being so powerful that it is far superior to anything else, any other form of paradise that could be offered. I loved the idea of putting the power into the relationship.”
Get ready for goosebumps, here’s Calum Scott with “Heaven”:
Next up, this artist is baring his soul and embracing vulnerability in his latest songs. The new music follows his critically acclaimed fourth studio record which took listeners on an unforgettable musical journey. With help from GRAMMY-winning producers, the artist brought the album to life by leaning into vulnerability and pulling inspiration from his own personal experiences.
With seven country radio No. 1’s, nine Gold and Platinum-certified singles, two Gold-certified albums and multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music nominations and wins, the critically acclaimed entertainer regularly fills arenas nationwide with his powerhouse vocals and electrifying live performances.
Without further ado, here’s Brett Eldredge with “Hideaway”:
Next up, one of this favorite group’s male singers takes lead vocals on this song about a former lover he can’t forget. When he goes out on Friday nights, he gives the impression outwardly he’s moved on and having a good time, but inside, he’s still living in hell. He said:
“It’s a heartbreak song, but it’s a feel-good heartbreak song. It’s something that can help you get over whatever ails you’re going through, whatever blues you might be going through, this is the kind of vibe that’ll get you through it.”
Photographer and director Blair Getz Mezibov directed the video, shooting it at East Nashville’s American Legion Post 82 hot spot. One of the female leads said:
“Is there anything better than a found place in the middle of nowhere that is actually the coolest club in town? Throw some tequila and dirty dancing in the mix and it’s a party. I love a heartbreak song that can still make you feel good.”
Get ready for some fun, here’s Little Big Town with “Hell Yeah”:
Last, but certainly not least, this group debuted the accompanying music video for their recently released single featuring Mexican singer-songwriter Sofía Reyes.
Accompanied by an aptly aesthetic visual, the genre-defying track intertwines the duo’s captivating vocals over a sultry, rhythmic beat that blends this group’s instantly recognizable rock sound with soothing Latin pop. The ‘70s-inspired video features a kitschy, vintage-style set that perfectly captures the retro sounds of the new single. The front man was quoted as saying:
“When we were writing the record, because of how eclectic it was, my manager came up with the name AM Gold. He felt like it was like an old-school AM Gold compilation of a bunch of different varieties of music. Seemed like an appropriate name.”
About his producer:
“He’s an extraordinarily talented, wonderful guy. Butch maybe wouldn’t be the right guy for a certain kind of pop album, but he was the perfect guy for this [one]. Not just because he is a close friend and a great musician, but because we’re a similar age. He understands the same era and what I was trying to get done. I think he did a beautiful job recording it.”
I dare you to dance – here’s Train and Sofía Reyes with “Cleopatra”:
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday! See you on the dance floor!
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