Miguel has premiered a new track called “Shockandawe,” which he co-wrote with Steve Mostyn.
Over a rock-influenced production, he sings, “Bang bang, give it up right now / Strip for me, baby, strip for me / I dropped the bomb / Did I take your bomb? / Just shock and awe / Better brace yourself, like.”
At first listen, “Shockandawe” sounds reminiscent to an N.E.R.D. record.
“Miguel is giving me N.E.R.D vibes on these new tracks and I’m absolutely here for it,” a fan tweeted.
“Shockandawe” is the follow-up to “Sky Walker,” which features rapper Travis Scott. Both tracks are expected to appear on Miguel’s upcoming album that will release on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records.
Macy Gray satisfies her sweet tooth on her new single “Sugar Daddy.”
On the sassy trap record, co-written by Meghan Trainor, the raspy vocalist tells her sugar plug to supply her needs in candy; not dollars. “And I know I got it bad, I got a problem,” Gray sings, “But I’ll take them cavities long as I get them from you.”
Along with releasing “Sugar Daddy,” Gray shares its accompanying visual. The Christian Lamb–directed video, which stars Kevin Ross, is an ode the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues, which starred music icon Diana Ross as the lady of the hour.
“Sugar Daddy” is the lead single off Gray’s new album, Ruby, which is set to arrive on September 7. The album will mark her first release since 2016’s Stripped jazz covers album. In addition to Trainor, the Tommy Park Lumpkins co-produced record will feature Gary Clark Jr., Johan Carlsson and Tommy Brown.
Miguel is hitting the road this fall. The Grammy-winning singer has announced his Ascension Tour, which kicks off later this summer. The 26-date tour will feature special guests R&B duo dvsn and emerging singer Nonchalant Savant.
The North American tour, which is the follow-up to this year’s War & Leisure Tour, will begin on August 23 in Boston. Miguel and his crew will hit other major cities along the way including Chicago, Toronto, Indianapolis, D.C., Los Angeles and Dallas, before wrapping up on September 28 in Seattle.
The Ascension Tour Dates August 23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavillion August 24 – Mashantucket, CT @ The Grand Theater August 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ AFROPUNK August 26 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach August 28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Mural Theatre August 29 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheater August 31 – Chicago, IL @North Coast Festival September 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made In America Festival September 4 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem September 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre September 7 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival September 8 – Atlanta, GA @ ONE MusicFest September 11 – San Antonio @ Majestic Theatre September 12 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom September 14 – Denver, CO @ Grandoozy September 16 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre September 17 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre September 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre September 20 – San Jose, CA @ Event Center at San Jose State University September 21 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl September 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival September 24 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater September 25 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall September 27 – Vancouver, BC @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre September 28 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
Watch the video for “R.A.N.” from the Superfly soundtrack.
Tiffany Evans is using her beautiful voice to spread a positive message. The singer/actress has released a new track on her Soundcloud called “Money Ain’t Everything.”
Evans revealed she wrote and recorded the song four years ago. “I was in a really vulnerable space in my life,” she said in a statement. “I remember being fed up with the world being so materialistic to the point where we hurt others just to get what we want. I just wanted to spread a message that Money Ain’t Everything. It doesn’t guarantee life or happiness or true love. Inner peace, compassion for others and your purpose is really all that matters in the end. With the way everything is happening in the world right now, I hope this song speaks to every soul out there that is seeking Peace.”
“Money Ain’t Everything” is the first song Evans has released this year. Although the track isn’t an official single it will definitely hold over fans until she drops her new project later this year.