James Blake has released a stunning video for 'My Willing Heart', one of the standout tracks from his acclaimed third album The Colour In Anything, released in 2016.
The video stars a pregnant Natalie Portman - just days before giving birth - and was directed by Anna Rose Holmer and filmed in Los Angeles. Centering around Portman in and out water, the visuals shift the emphasis of the track’s lyrics from lovelorn romanticism to maternal anticipation with subtle monochrome images, blended together with soft-focus textures.
Released with little to no prior warning, The Colour In Anything featured diverse contributions from Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, Rick Rubin and Quentin Blake (whose illustrations formed the album's instantly-iconic artwork). In support of the record, James headlined London's Field Day, Green Man Festival, Glastonbury's West Holts stage and played a succession of instantly sold-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic (including London's Village Underground, Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Apollo). His vocal and production presence is unmistakable across 2016's other seminal records, from Beyonce's Grammy-winning Lemonade to Frank Ocean's Endless and Blond LPs.
The Colour In Anything continues the remarkable rise of James Blake: a Mercury-Award-winning, Brit Award and Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer, whose touch can be felt throughout the modern musical landscape. He is currently working on new material.
The Black Seeds return in 2017 with their long-awaited sixth studio album and first new single "Better Days"
Due to extreme demand, Sampha's debut Auckland performance on Wed 24 May has been upgraded to Powerstation.
Vallkyrie – taking their name from the female warriors of Norse mythology – consist of Rebel Reid and Omer Gilroy as the powerhouse behind the industrial storm that is this new age girl power band.
By Poppy Tohill
The last time we talked to New Zealand’s soulful national treasure Louis Baker, he had just released his self-titled debut EP.
Kiwi singer Sacha Vee has revealed the highly-anticipated official video that accompanies her soulful anthem ‘Feels Good’.
Released Today - Friday 12th May - is “Just Another Lover”, the second single to be taken from the forthcoming Church EP featuring the stunning standout vocals of Babyshakes' Siobhan Leilani and Chelsea Prastiti.
Independent singer songwriter and New Zealander, Louis Baker is inarguably one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years from New Zealand’s fertile musical landscape.
Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour four shows at Auckland’s Spark Arena on February 27, February 28, March 2 and March 3, 2018 went on sale today with general public tickets to all shows selling out within one hour (a limited number of VIP experience packages are still available).
Due to overwhelming demand, Bruno Mars will play a fourth and final Auckland show at Spark Arena on Saturday March 3. Tickets went on sale at 1.45pm today.
Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician, Bruno Mars is set to return to New Zealand and Australia nextFebruary and March as part his 24K Magic World Tour.
R&B sensation and New Jack Swing pioneer Keith Sweat will tour New Zealand for the very first time this July. In addition to performing an array of old classics, like Kiwi Top 10 singles 'Twisted' and 'Nobody', he will also be celebrating the release of his brand new album Dress To Impress (out now).
After revealing his hauntingly beautiful single 'Gave It All Away' to the world earlier this year, today Wellingtonian singer-songwriter Louis Baker gives us the official music video, and announces two New Zealand show dates this May.