(Oct. 13, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) In anticipation of the worldwide release of Sony Pictures Animation’s animated motion picture The Star, in theaters November 17, 2017, Epic Records and Sony Pictures Animation will release The Star: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in stores and online October 27, 2017. The album, featuring new music from Mariah Carey, is available for pre-order HERE. A look inside the The Star soundtrack can be seen HERE.
The soundtrack assembles new music from a bevy of powerhouse superstars befitting of the cast’s blockbuster pedigree. Leading the tracklisting, Mariah Carey performs the film’s theme song “The Star.”
The first track for instant grat is “Life is Good” by A Great Big World. Listen to the song HERE. Following that, on October 17th, Fifth Harmony will release “Can You See”.
In addition, Kirk Franklin, Kelsea Ballerini, Zara Larsson, and more serve up new tracks recorded specifically for The Star. Each artist got into the spirit with show-stopping and standout performances.
Spring Aspers, Head of Music for Sony Pictures, commented, “The filmmakers of The Star have delivered a funny but faithful turn on the nativity story, and Mariah Carey’s soulful performance of the film’s theme song adds a layer of depth and emotion that will have audiences feeling the spirit. This compilation is full of covers of Christmas classics old and new that not only perfectly fit the film, but make the perfect soundtrack for the season.”
Check out the full tracklisting below.
Get ready for The Star to shine on stereos and big screens everywhere this year.
Mariah Carey – “The Star”
Kelsea Ballerini – “Children Go Where I Send You”
Kirk Franklin – “We Three Kings”
Fifth Harmony – “Can You See”
A Great Big World – “Life Is Good”
Zara Larsson – “Mary, Did You Know”
Yolanda Adams – “O Holy Night”
Saving Forever – “What Christmas Means to Me”
Jessie James Decker – “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)”
Casting Crowns – “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”
Jake Owen – “What Child Is This?”
Pentatonix – “Carol of the Bells”*
*digital-only bonus track
In Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas. The film stars the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Aidy Bryant, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Plummer, and Tracy Morgan and Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Directed by Timothy Reckart, the screenplay is by Carlos Kotkin, with a story by Simon Moore and Carlos Kotkin. The film is executive produced by DeVon Franklin, Brian Henson, and Lisa Henson, and produced by Jennifer Magee-Cook.
BUZZING ARTIST MORGAN SAINT RELEASES DEBUT EP 17 HERO OCTOBER 13
(October 13, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) It feels like magic. One listen to Morgan Saint’s warm delivery, dreamy instrumentation, and lush lyrical poetry, and you’re somewhere else. Opening up that world, the New York songstress releases her debut EP, 17 Hero [Epic Records], today. It’s available HERE.
Since its release two months ago, “You” has already cracked 1.2M streams and counting in addition to breaking in a big way down under on Australia’s Triple J—famous for launching Lorde. Meanwhile, the music video made its debut on Pigeons and Planes who raved, “Saint presents the song’s honest lyrics with a memorable vocal performance that very much lives up to the ‘moody pop’ description she gives her music.” Widespread acclaim continues to pour in from tastemakers such as TIME, Just Jared, Zane Lowe, Office Magazine, Fashion Unfiltered, and more.
With each track penned by Saint, 17 Hero stirs majestic alternative and intimate indie into an artistic and anthemic pop pastiche. The shimmering eighties synths and fingersnaps of “Just Friends” bristle as she coyly asks, “Why don’t we makeout?” Elsewhere, “For God’s Sake” builds from a hushed verse into a soaring refrain, and the buzzing intro of “New Regime” hinges on buzzing tones and a handclap as she carries an angelic refrain to the heavens and back. It’s “Moody Pop,” as she so eloquently describes. Check out the full tracklisting below.
On October 12, she teamed up with Harper’s Bazaar to exclusively unveil the music video for the next single “Glass House.” Be sure to check it out.
It’s shaping up to be a breakthrough fall for the artist. She recently wrapped up dates on the road with Goldfrapp and Banks as well as a standout performance at Baby’s All Right with Charlotte Cardin in Brooklyn. In November, she takes the stage at Live At The Vineyard before performing in major markets on both coasts. Check out the full itinerary below.
Meet pop’s new heroine now.
Born and raised on Long Island, Morgan Saint connected to music during her formative years, learning piano and starting to write songs as soon as she possibly could. A true ingenue, she taught herself how to play guitar and began building a world of her own. Graduating from Parsons New School for Design, she will release 17 Hero EP this fall 2017.
For God’s Sake
11/7 Washington, D.C. Songbyrd
11/8 Philadelphia, PA Ortliebs
11/13 Chicago, IL Schubas
11/28 San Diego, CA Casbah
11/29 Los Angeles, CA The Moroccan Lounge
12/1 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
12/3 Portland, OR Holocene
12/4 Seattle, WA Barboza
12/7 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
(October 13, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Following the runaway success of the international smash “Just You And I” and the debut EP Blessings, Tom Walker releases a brand-new song “Leave A Light On” today via Epic Records. Tom co-wrote the track with Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran/Shape of You, Anne-Marie/Alarm and Pink/What About Us).
Get it HERE. The critically acclaimed UK multi-instrumentalist and singer once again delivers an undeniable, unshakable, and uplifting anthem steeped in simmering soul and rich, resonant production.
In addition, he premiered the song’s music video on VEVO. The clip intercuts a lone boatman lost in the middle of the ocean between intense performance footage of Walker, pouring out his heart in the middle of the woods. This stark juxtaposition clearly conveys and communicates his power and passion.
Right now, he’s about to finish up his first North American tour supporting The Script. Following this successful stateside run, he returns across the pond for a headline run. Check out the full itinerary below!
Walker is finishing up a breakout 2017. Capping off the summer, he unveiled “Heartland”—co-written and produced by Naughty Boy [Sam Smith, Beyonce, Emlie Sandé]. Blessings arrived earlier this year as the lead single “Just You and I” generated over 28 million streams and and Tom’s songs have collectively amassed over 50 millioin streams and counting. Tom has just been added to the Radio 1 “Brit List” alongside J Hus, Stefflon Don, Anne-Maries and Sampha.
His “light” is just starting to shine in a big way!
Walker quietly started to stir up a palpable buzz on this side of the pond back in March. Elvis Duran handpicked him as “Artist of the Month” on NBC’s Today Show. He made his U.S. TV debut on the show with an explosive performance of “Just You And I” and exclusive interview.
Born in Scotland and raised in Manchester, Walker became obsessed with his father’s record collection at a young age, finding inspiration in Ray Charles, The Police, and Bob Marley, to name a few. By 2016, the troubadour uncovered his own sound through layering rap-style production, electronic shine, and traditional acoustic power fueled by dynamic powerhouse pipes. As songs such as “Fly Away With Me” took off, Walker earned the praise of Pigeons & Planes, Clash, Sunday Times, BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Beats 1, Earmilk, Complex UK, Source UK, Eargasm, and more. Simultaneously, he’s enchanted crowds on tour alongside the likes of Gallant, Jake Bugg, and more in addition to selling out a run of dates in early 2017.
Signed to Epic Records in the U.S., Tom Walker remains poised to be one of 2017’s most talked about new talents.
10/13 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
10/14 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
10/15 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea Theatre
UK Headline Tour
11/20 Leeds, UK Chapel at Church
11/21 Glasgow, UK King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
11/22 Dublin, IE Green Room, The Academy
11/23 Manchester, UK Night and Day – SOLD OUT
11/25 Birmingham, UK Castle & Falcon – SOLD OUT
11/26 Bristol, UK Exchange – SOLD OUT
11/28 Brighton, UK The Green Door – SOLD OUT
11/29 London, UK The Garage
JESSIE JAMES DECKER RELEASES NEW ALBUM SOUTHERN GIRL CITY LIGHTS TODAY
(October 13th, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Country music listeners everywhere can rejoice!
Gold-selling fan favorite country pop singer, songwriter, television star, fashion designer, beauty influencer, and entrepreneur Jessie James Decker is back today with her second full-length album and first for Epic Records, Southern Girl City Lights—in stores and at all digital retailers now. Get it HERE. Upon going live, the record claimed a spot as the #1 Country Album and #3 Overall Album on iTunes where it remains.
Southern Girl City Lights boasts 12 new tracks from the powerhouse artist. The first single and title track “Southern Girl City Lights” is closing in on a half-a-million Spotify streams. Meanwhile, the record includes the empowering and energetic “Pretty Girl,” unshakable breakup anthem “Almost Over You” [feat. Randy Houser], and lush and lively “All Filled Up.”
Check out the full tracklisting below.
Decker is quite literally everywhere! Her smash hit television series Eric & Jessie recently returned for its third season on E!, continuing to be a ratings monster as audiences everywhere follow the songbird’s life.
However, you get to know this Southern Girl like never before on these twelve timeless anthems.
Jessie James Decker remains one of country music’s “realest” stars. The singer’s intimate and inimitable immediately captivated listeners everywhere on her 2009 self-titled debut, which yielded the gold-certified single “Wanted.” Most recently, 2016’s Gold soared to #1 on iTunes Top Country Albums chart and took #5 on the Billboard Current Country Albums Chart. Hitting the road, she sold out every date of her tour. In 2017, her powerful live Blackbird Sessions EP clinched #2 on iTunes Top Country Albums Chart and #6 on the Overall Top Albums Chart. She was also tapped to host the Red Carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in addition to landing features from the Los Angeles Times, DU Jour, People, Rolling Stone, Pop Sugar, E!, Access Hollywood, US Weekly, and more. Now, she keeps it real once again on her most personal offering yet, Southern Girl City Lights.
Southern Girl City Lights
Fall In Love
Hold a Candle
Almost Over You [feat. Randy Houser]
All Filled Up
Open All Night
Another Dumb Love Song
Use Your Words
Girl Like Me