Lana Del Rey Announces New Album ‘Lust For Life’ In Witchy Trailer

Lana Del Rey has spent the last year getting ready to release a new album, the followup to 2015's Honeymoon. In a spooky new album trailer, Lana announces that her album will be called Lust For Life. And alhough she didn't reveal its tracklist or release date, she promises that it is "coming soon." Lana Del…

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Amy Lee Talks “Different” New Evanescence Album, Solo Songs, & “Take Cover”

There has been plenty going on in the Amy Lee world - children's albums, movie scores, soundtrack singles - but she's also actively working on new Evanescence material. Amy spoke with BUILD Series about all the recent and upcoming projects. The Evanescence album remains a bit of a mystery for now, but Amy promises we'll…

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Hear Snippet Of Amy Lee’s ‘Voice From The Stone’ Song, “Speak To Me”

Back in 2015, Amy Lee recorded a new song called "Speak To Me" for a film, Voice From The Stone. The movie was shot in the regions of Tuscany and Lazio in Italy in late 2014. The following August, Amy Lee joined the crew to compose a song. She recorded it that month, and in October…

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Lorde Is Back With “Green Light,” 1st Single From Upcoming Album ‘Melodrama’

Four long years after Lorde first appeared on the scene with "Royals," she is finally back. "Green Light" is the first single from her highly anticipated sophomore album, Melodrama, expected out this spring. The song is dance pop, with rumbling, uplifting piano backing Lorde's low alto singing. But the choruses kick it up into an uptempo,…

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Hear Dreamcar’s Debut Single, “Kill For Candy”

What happens when you take 3/4 of No Doubt and add in 1/4 of AFI? You get a very '80s styled new band called Dreamcar! It's no secret that No Doubt has been on hiatus for most of this century as frontwoman Gwen Stefani pursues a pop solo career. And while her bandmates are happy…

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Avril Lavigne Announces Move To BMG, Return To Roots On New Album

Late in 2016, Avril Lavigne announced that she is planning to release a new album in 2017. Over the last two months, she's given hints about the lyrics and song titles, including possible names like "Warrior" and "Crush." Today, she revealed even more: Avril Lavigne has signed on with BMG! This marks a departure from Epic…

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Michelle Branch Is Back! Hear Her Comeback Single, “Hopeless Romantic”

It's been a while since we got a Michelle Branch album. 14 years, to be exact. And while we've gotten some singles and EPs since Hotel Paper came out way back in 2003 - including a foray into country music and the lead single from a still-unreleased album - 2017 marks Michelle's long overdue return.…

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Kelly Clarkson Joins Aloe Blacc On ‘The Shack’ Soundtrack

Kelly Clarkson has been busy recording her highly-anticipated 7th studio album, a soulful record and her first under Atlantic Records. A single should be out in April, with the album expected in June. While there's still a ways to go, it looks like our first new Kelly song of 2017 will be a soundtrack song…

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Vanessa Carlton Announces ‘Earlier Things Live’ EP

Just three months ago, Vanessa Carlton released her first live album ever with Liberman Live. The record included eight live recordings, all of songs off her 2015 album, Liberman. Now, Vanessa is already preparing a second live release with Earlier Things Live. As the name suggests, this EP is comprised of pre-Liberman songs from her albums Rabbits…

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Ed Sheeran Releases Two New Singles From Upcoming Album, ÷

Ed Sheeran's year-long hiatus has finally ended, and his comeback was well worth the wait. He just announced that his third album, ÷ (pronounced "divide") will be out on March 3, 2017. And while we still have two months to go, he generously offered up not one, but TWO new singles. "Castle On The Hill" and…

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Review: The Weeknd Shines Bright On ‘Starboy,’ One Of The Best Albums Of 2016

The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) is one of those rare talents that seemingly comes out of nowhere before entrancing you with his original and consistently striking music. He suddenly appeared on the music scene in 2010 with a series of mixtapes - eventually packaged as the compilation Trilogy in 2012 - before releasing his first studio album,…

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Review: Bruno Mars Trades In Charm For Riches On ’24K Magic’

Bruno Mars has had an enviable career so far. After writing songs for other artists as he struggled to be taken seriously as a performer himself, he took the world by storm with his debut album, Doowops & Hooligans. “Just The Way You Are” was a stellar first single that showed both quality writing and…

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Review: Metallica ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’: Thrash Is Back!

Hardwired... To Self-Destruct is arguably the most anticipated metal album of 2016. It’s been 8 years since Death Magnetic came out, and Metallica has some good excuses for the long gap. They founded their own record label, released a full length album with Lou Reed, released a self-produced movie, and of course toured around the…

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The Weeknd Teases 2 New ‘Starboy’ Songs, “I Feel It Coming” & “Party Monster”

We're only one week away from hearing The Weeknd's anticipated new album, Starboy! And after enjoying the title track and "False Alarm" for the last two months, fans get two new songs to hold us over until next week. That's right. The Weeknd just shared "I Feel It Coming" and "Party Monster" - two very…

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Andrew McMahon Announces New Album, ‘Zombies On Broadway’

The wait is over! Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness is officially releasing their second album in just three months: Zombies On Broadway will be out on February 10, 2017. Andrew began working on the album about a year ago, and by January this year, he had already prepared 5 solid songs. He worked on the…

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Review: Alicia Keys Navigates Personal & Social Issues Earnestly On ‘Here’

Ever since Alicia Keys burst onto the music scene 15 years ago, she's had important things to say with the inspired music to back them up. Although her last two albums have felt a bit predictable and safe, her latest record brings back some of her early spark. Her sixth album, Here is Alicia's biggest statement…

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Kelly Clarkson Covers “It’s Quiet Uptown” For ‘Hamilton’ Compilation

If you're not yet a fan of the hugely successful new Broadway musical, Hamilton, you will be soon. After record-breaking advance box office sales and award nominations, an album of some of the musical's best songs is set to be released next month. The Hamilton Mixtape will include covers of the song by a variety of stars, ranging…

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Bruno Mars Is Back With New Song & Album, “24K Magic”

Bruno Mars is finally back. It's been four long years since he released his last album, Unorthodox Jukebox. And while we've enjoyed singles more recently than that (especially his Mark Ronson collaboration, "Uptown Funk"), his third album is long overdue. Luckily, the wait is now over. Bruno Mars just released his new single, "24K Magic,"…

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Review: Green Day Is Back On Top With ‘Revolution Radio’

Green Day’s career arc has been one most bands would envy. It’s rare for a band to continue strong for 25+ years, and rarer still for them to have continued success into their later years. But Green Day has always been special. After a strong underground start in the Bay Area, the trio released their…

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Vanessa Carlton Shares Live Performance Of “Operator”

Last year, Vanessa Carlton released her 5th studio album, Liberman. Now, for the first time in her career, Vanessa is releasing a live record. Liberman Live will be out October 21st, and fans can get an early taste now with a performance of "Operator." It's an amazing song that was released in summer 2015, and…

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Review: Banks Boasts Vulnerability & Defiance On Dazzling ‘The Altar’

Banks emerged quietly yet suddenly, impressing with her 2014 debut album, Goddess. It followed a series of EPs the year before, taking songs from those while adding some new ones in, too. Goddess wasn’t just one of the best debut albums of the year; it was one of the best albums of the year, period. And…

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Review: ‘Sorceress’ Strikes Balance Between Old And New Opeth

It’s been a while since Opeth left their death metal origins behind to focus on a more melodic, late '60s and early '70s prog rock approach. While 2014’s Pale Communion was confirmation of this relatively new style, Sorceress brings back a few elements from their darker and heavier early 2000s approach. Perhaps what makes Sorceress…

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Review: Amy Lee’s ‘Dream Too Much’ Is A Sweet Family Adventure

If you want to turn into a pile of mush, Dream Too Much may be just the album for you. Amy Lee first hinted at the new project, inspired by her two-year-old son, Jack, early this year, when Amy started sharing photos and videos on social media showing her recording new music. After much guessing by the…

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See The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Video Off Upcoming Album Of Same Name

The Weeknd is suddenly back with a brand new single! Even though his hit album, Beauty Behind The Madness, only came out last year, he's already preparing his new record. "Starboy" is the lead single and title track. The Weeknd just shared it last weekend, and now we can enjoy its official music video, too.…

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Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness Talks 2nd Album

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness just released the music video for his new single, "Fire Escape." The song is our first hint of what his upcoming sophomore album will sound like. It will be the followup to his self-titled 2014 debut. Andrew is still wrapping up the recording process, but should have his second Wilderness…

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Ghost Releases Eclectic ‘Popestar’ Covers EP

Ghost just released their third album, the Grammy-winning Meliora, one year ago. Now the Satanic band is back with their second EP, Popestar. The five new songs are also included in the newly-released deluxe edition of Meliora. As with their 2013 If You Have Ghost EP, Popestar is comprised mainly of eclectic covers. And as…

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Evanescence Announces Huge Vinyl Boxset Out This Fall

Evanescence fans have been patiently waiting for new music from the band for years. The group released their last album, Evanescence, in 2011. That was five years after The Open Door and eight years after their debut, Fallen. Now we finally have some exciting news about the band: Evanescence is releasing a huge vinyl boxset…

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Review: Gavin DeGraw Finds Perfect Balance On ‘Something Worth Saving’

Since he first came out in 2003, Gavin DeGraw has made music that is timeless. He somehow combines relatable, guy-next-door ease with cool, city-boy charm. He's romantic and sensitive one minute, random and joking the next. Even with his first album, he'a always seemed familiar, like an old friend. His newest release, Something Worth Saving, is…

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Metallica Announce New Album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ – Hear The Title Track

It's been 8 long years since Metallica released their last album, Death Magnetic. But their fans' patience has finally paid off: The band is releasing their new album, Hardwired... To Self-Destruct, this November! The announcement also comes with confirmation of the 12-song tracklist as well as a first listen of their lead single, "Hardwired." "Hardwired"…

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Hear Amy Lee’s “Dream Too Much” From Upcoming Kids Album

Ever since Evanescence released their self-titled third album in 2011, their frontwoman Amy Lee has been pushing her creative boundaries. In 2014, she released her first solo album, Aftermath. It was comprised of mostly instrumental tracks composed for the indie film, War Story. Earlier this year, Amy released a 4-song EP of covers. Now she's…

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Gavin DeGraw Shares “Making Love With The Radio On” From New Album

Last month Gavin DeGraw released his new single, "She Sets The City On Fire." It comes from his upcoming album, Something Worth Saving, out on September 9th. Today fans can finally see the full tracklisting for that record, as well as hear another song from it! Like the first single, "Making Love With The Radio…

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