Italy may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of business men having a steamy gay extramarital affair, but artist Santiago has released a che bello video that has us booking the next flight to Rome. “The Antidote and the Poison” is the artist latest video off his recently released album. Find out more about him from his FB page. [Outlandic]
Grammy Award–winner Sam Smith and recently Acadamy Award–winner John Legend released a version of Smith’s song “Lay Me Down.” The single will serve as the official song for Red Nose Day, a British day of action that supports the work of Comic Relief, an organization fighting to end poverty. On Red Nose Day (the 13th of March), Smith and Legend will perform the duet live (and the only time) during the event Comic Relief—Face the Funny at London’s Palladium. “‘Lay Me Down’ holds a very special place in my heart. Not only did I perform it at the Brits, I’m now going to perform it live on the Red Nose Day show with the extremely talented John Legend, which is so exciting,” Smith said in a statement. “I recently visited a Comic Relief funded project in my hometown, which supports the young LGBT community in London. I’m extremely proud that my single will help raise money for projects like this and many others in the U.K. and across Africa.”
Jimmy Somerville has released the new video for “Some Wonder” from his new album Homage that is set to come out next week on March 10. The disco queen, proves that he is still in the game even after an illustrious thirty-year career. “Travesty” was written by Jimmy and produced by long-time producer John Winfield and as the title suggests it pays homage to the disco era. The emphasis throughout the recording of the new album has been on achieving the musical authenticity of the original disco era Jimmy grew up with and loves so much.
Singer/songwriter “Who Is Fancy” has released the song “Goodbye” as the first offering as a part of a recent partnership with Big Machine Label Group (Taylor Swift), Scooter Braun Projects, and Republic Records. But Who Is Fancy? His identity has not yet been revealed, but the artist has released three videos, all three are nearly identical, except they star three different people.
It’s not every day that two hotties from Slovenia and Croatia team up to create a cello pop duo, and the two-man team of 2Cellos is back with their third album Celloverse. Featuring cello-only interpretations of Backstreet Boys’ “Shape of My Heart” and Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” (not to mention an appearance by famed pianist Lang Lang!), this album is an upbeat way to brighten your next snow day!
Ella Henderson may have not won the ninth season of The X-Factor, but the young singer has a powerful voice that comes straight from the soul. Born in Tetney, England, the 19-year-old singer finished in sixth place, but was largely considered to be a frontrunner for much of the broadcast. That hasn’t stopped her from heading to the top of the charts. After being signed to Syco Music (Simon Cowell’s record label), Henderson released her first single “Ghost,” which took top spot on the UK and Irish charts.
Need a fell-good pick-me-up song this Friday, check out up-and-coming gay singer Doug Locke, whose upbeat song “This Could Be Us” puts an insta smile on our faces. The accompanying video features a lifetime worth of warm fuzzy feelings showing a gay couple remembering their love story from first encounter to the final days. [Outlandic]
Mike Hadreas, better known as Perfume Genius, is a Washington state transplant living in New York. His melodic lyrics have been buzzing around the Internet since the days of MySpace. With two albums already behind his belt, his newest, Too Bright was released in September of last year and has been widely praised by critics.
His newest video off the album “Fool,” according to Outlandic, was directed by British-born Charlotte Rutherfordand and is set completely in London.
David Guetta has played a pivotal role in turning dance music into chart-topping juggernaut hits. His impact has been impossible to ignore. He can be considered among the elite group of super-producers whose sound is synonymous with an era. His new album, Listen, signals a new path for the producers. “I needed to create a new sound,” he said. “Music is all about cycles, about action and reaction, and there has been a reaction to EDM becoming the new pop. Listen is completely different to anything I’ve done before.”
The album took over three years to produce, give some of it a listen after the jump…