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M.I.A shares ‘Freedun’ collab with Zayn Malik ahead of album release

News, Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop, Singer/Songwriter

3rd September 2016

Hip Hop artist M.I.A has shared a new track ahead of her album launch, expected out on 9th September.

The song called ‘Freedun’ features former One Direction singer-songwriter Zayn Malik, who since leaving the band has forged his own career with the release of his debut album on 25th March 2016, one year to the day after he left One Direction.

His new style of adult themed alt-r&b with a twist of pop aligns well with M.I.A’s, despite her saying in an interview with Annie Mac that working together took them both a little out of their comfort zones.

“It sort of takes me out my comfort zone but kind of takes him out of his a little bit as well. It just worked out.”M.I.A, Interview with Annie Mac, BBC Radio 1

‘AIM’ will be M.I.A’s fifth studio album to date, ‘Freedun’ becoming the third taster of what’s to come on the record after previous releases ‘Bird Song’, produced by the artists previous partner Diplo, and ‘Go Off’, a collaboration between Skrillex and DJ Blaqstarr.

Listen to Freedun:

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Track of the Week: Take Me Away // KIINGS

Track of the Week

10th August 2015

What better way to start you week than with a potential new favourite band?

Recently featured on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens, the winners of an unsigned competition by Q Magazine and having recently supported Rae Morris on tour, an apt adjective to describe KIINGS seems to be ‘busy’. Such a level of hard work certainly seems to be paying off for the Blackpoool five piece, and with their first UK tour scheduled for the spring of 2016, it seems the band are only going to keep writing accolade after accolade on their CV.

In ‘Take Me Away’, the melody floats by, a delightfully hypnotic construction which bears similarities to summery band, Coasts; punchy beats are interwoven with a confident and soaring lyrical to create something truly delectable – in the bands own words, “alternative rock meets dance floor grooves”. And that’s not the only treat to be found on the band’s SoundCloud page – there’s also an emotionally charged, eerily beautiful cover of Foster the People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ for you to treat your eardrums to.

You can follow KIINGS on Twitter and give them a like on Facebook to keep abreast of their projects.

Article by Beth Kirkbride

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Misty Miller has released the music video for ‘Happy’ – and it’s everything you’d expect

Editors Choice, Emerging Artists, Featured News, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, TEAfilms Live Sessions, Videos

26th May 2015

published-via-LS-finalMisty Miller has today released the brand new music video for her single ‘Happy’ – the stripped version of which was featured as track 3 on her 2015 EP ‘Sweet Nothing’. The video itself is a fast-paced, energetic, explosion of colour and punk rock – basically everything you’d expect from a modern day Misty Miller music video. It’s release comes a day after the single’s debut on the Annie Mac show: BBC Radio 1. Check the video out below and let us know your thoughts by tweeting us:

 

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