Waking up with sunshine on your face is one of the life’s little pleasures. To add more to it, put on some great music and as Sterophonics sang - “Have a nice day”! In this week's Global Weekly we say goodbyes to member of the music world, introduce you to new music from Jessie Ware, Ellie Goulding, Pet Shop Boys and Metallica, look into the power of AI in music and encourage to see the upcoming worlwide screening of Coldplay show. As always, at the end of the article our hidden gems - film and music recommendations.
Starting off on a sad note…
Guitarist of the Irish pop band the Script - Mark Sheehan has passed away due to a brief illness, aged 46. He was the one, who formed the band together with frontman Danny O’Donoghue and drummer Glen Power in 2001.
Many celebrities and musician’s friends has paid their respect and sent love to Mark’s family. Among them Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic, saying:
“This was one of the nicest most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure of touring with and getting to know. Mark u will be missed”.
26 minutes of pure pleasure – Fred again… legendary Tiny Desk Concert
Tiny Desk Concerts are a treat for music lovers and this time they keep surprising with an incredible performance by electronic music artist, producer and DJ Fred again… First a bit in doubt, how to translate this genre into Tiny Desk concept, Fred again.. proved to be a music virtuoso, navigating marimba, vibraphone, looping sounds as well as playing piano and singing. No more words needed, just watch it!
Something to get you excited – new music from Jessie Ware, Ellie Goulding, Pet Shop Boys and Metallica...
Jessie Ware has released her third single “Begin Again” from the album “That! Feels Good!”, set to be out on April 28.
Following the two previous singles “Free Yourself” and “Pearls”, Jessie offer listeners an escape to Brazil. As she said, the new song embodies “Dreaming of human touch, escapes to Brazil, beach bodies, holiday romances, all of it!”. Watch the music video directed by Charlie Di Placido and dance along.
English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, has gifted her fans with the release of her fifth studio album, “Higher Than Heaven”. Ellie Goulding, known for exposing her soul through her music, has taken a different approach this time around, revealing that this album is her least personal yet. But, despite the lack of personal experiences, she believes it is her best album yet. It’s full of lovely and ethereal pop songs that will have listeners moving and singing along in no time.
The iconic duo, Pet Shop Boys has just released their first new music in two years, a four-song EP titled “Lost”. Originally recorded as demos in London and Berlin back in 2015, these songs didn't make the cut for the album "Super", but have now found a home on "Lost." The new EP is released digitally, as well as available on CD with Pet Shop Boys book “Annually 2023”.
The EP's title, "Lost," is taken from the first song, but also represents a larger, philosophical or political point, as the world can often feel lost in its direction. Indulge your love for synth-pop and electronic beats by treating yourself to a listen of this EP.
Legendary heavy metal band Metallica has released their newest album “72 Seasons”. This is the band's eleventh studio album and is packed with heavy riffs, powerful drumming, and intense vocals. Clocking in at 77 minutes, the album is a long but rewarding journey that fans of Metallica have been eagerly anticipating since their last album in 2016.
Lead vocalist James Hetfield shared his thoughts on the album's title, explaining how the first 18 years of our lives shape our personalities and perceptions of the world. The album's theme explores how our childhood experiences influence our adult lives, and whether we remain prisoners of those experiences or break free from their influence.
AI stepping into the music world…
While new music albums continue to dominate the music industry, new development is quickly gaining momentum and shaking things up. We're talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI), which has been steadily making strides in various fields, and now also in music.
The latest talk of the town is the rap group's AllttA song in which they used an AI model to emulate the legendary rapper's Jay-Z voice. This creation has caused quite a stir on social media, with fans and critics alike raving about AI's incredible potential and also expressing some understandable fears. Can you tell a difference? Listen!
Share a joyful, life-affirming experience with Coldplay fans all over the world!
Following the record-breaking success of Coldplay’s Music Of The Spheres Live Broadcast from Argentina to cinemas worldwide last October, the band returns to the big screen in this brand new, definitive director's cut of the show. Check out your local cinema for screenings on April 19 & 23.
Filmed during Coldplay’s sold out, ten night run at Buenos Aires’ River Plate stadium, this spectacular concert film features remixed sound and stunning visuals captured by BAFTA-winning and Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale, including a host of previously-unseen footage.
Listen: “Wonderland” by Seafret.
Some pop music for your Spring raodtrips from British music duo Seafret. Without losing sight of their acoustic roots and resonant emotions that comprise the core of Seafret's success, new music takes on a refreshing pop energy that lifts them into a new space.
Watch: One Fine Morning by Mia Hansen-Løve.
It’s a story that mirrors the period in Hansen-Løve’s own life during which she fell in love with her current partner, filmmaker Laurent Perreau, all the while witnessing her father succumb to Benson’s syndrome, a variant of Alzheimer’s.
Rewind time: Interview with THE ROOP. As Eurovision Song Contest is coming up soon, check out our conversation with Lithuanian Eurovision stars.