Richard Marx has released total of 12 studio albums, with his most recent, ‘Limitless’, his debut with BMG. The eleven track album is Marx’s first since 2014’s ‘Beautiful Goodbye’, and it stands up with the best of anything else released this year. Marx’s music still falls into the “adult contemporary” genre, but what does that even mean these days? His sound is rocky, radio ready, and limitlessly re-playable.
With a huge Autumn 2020 tour announced, Simply Red today release a new (0AM Mix) of ‘Tonight’. The track is taken from their 12th studio album, ‘Blue Eyed Soul’, which came out last year on BMG. Produced by Andy Wright, and remixed by Brazilian tropical house duo 0AM, the piano driven funk version of the track is a horn filled take on the album’s original tender ballad.
A new year – a new decade – needs a new voice, step up Twinnie. Having taken 2019 by storm, the rising artist kicks off 2020 with the announcement of her anticipated debut album, ‘Hollywood Gypsy’ – out 17th April on BMG. The fresh taste of what’s to come on the album is new single ‘Type of Girl’, out now. Twinnie also announces a run of UK headline dates this March, including a show at Omeara in London on the 24th.
Without doubt, the Kinks’ 7th studio album is one of the greatest rock albums ever made, a near perfect example of Ray Davies’ incredible storytelling ability in what was an innovation in 1969: a concept album. It’s also poignant that a record based on thestory of emigrating from the UK around its potential to enter the Common Market should hit its 50th anniversary right now. With Brexit on the horizon, the themes of ‘Arthur’ ring alarmingly familiar.
‘Head Above Water’ is the first album from Avril Lavigne since her self-titled release in 2013, and the first since her diagnosis with Lyme Disease in 2014. It’s also the first album she’s released on BMG, where she’s now recognised as a “Legacy Artist” at the tender age of 34; given she’s been a recording artist for almost half her age, it’s not a bad place to be.