The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts
The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week, as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: Lorde’s much-anticipated new single, new music from Coldplay, a chance for a meet-and-greet with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, and more!
Lorde releases new single
After much teasing this past month, Lorde finally released her new single, “Green Light,” off of her upcoming sophomore album, Melodrama. “Green Light” is Lorde’s first release since her hit record Pure Heroine and her single “Yellow Flicker Beat,” which was featured on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1‘s soundtrack. Check out the cover art for Melodrama here!
Coldplay share new track, “Hypnotised”
Coldplay have been quite busy lately. In addition to their latest release, “Something Just Like This,” Thursday brought a new song called “Hypnotised.” Coldplay also announced a five-song EP called Kaleidoscope, set to drop June 2. Are you hypnotised by Coldplay’s latest single? Watch the lyric video above!
Learn to play Real Estate’s “Stained Glass” before song release
The wait for your favorite band to release an upcoming single is often grueling, but Real Estate gave fans a way to listen to a single before the release. How? Instead of releasing teasers or sneak peeks, they’ve released an tutorial video detailing how to play “Stained Glass” from upcoming album In Mind. Until the single drops next week, Real Estate say to fans: “Don’t worry about getting [the song] right…. make it your own.”
Wavves announce new album
Wavves released two new songs, “You’re Welcome” and “Daisy,” from their new album entitled You’re Welcome, out May 19. Listen to “Daisy” above!
Get creative for our Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Giveaway Contest!
We loved seeing Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness for our 2015 Summer Concert Series, and at Fête this past June. Now, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is back on the East Coast, and YOU have a chance to win 2 tickets for his show in Boston, a meet and greet, and hotel accommodations! Recreate the cover art for Zombies on Broadway (pictured above), send us your submissions, and we’ll select the most creative entry as the winner. Don’t miss this opportunity to win!