Sleeping With Sirens has announced their fourth full-length album, ‘Madness’, out March 17 on Epitaph. Produced by John Feldmann, ‘Madness’ is the follow up to Sleeping With Sirens’ previous album, Feel, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. RAS worked on three of the album’s thirteen songs including their first single, “Kick Me”, “November”, and “Better Off Dead”.
RAS recently sat down and talked with YourEDM.com! In their feature, the singer, songwriter, and producer discusses his work on Avicii’s latest single “The Nights”, as well as forthcoming songs with All Time Low, Steve Aoki, Krewella and much more. He also talks about his trek in the music industry, and provides a little advice for newer, up-and-comer songwriter/producers. Head on over to YourEDM.com to check out their article with RAS.
All Time Low has announced the details of their sixth studio album, ‘Future Hearts’, and it is officially available for pre-order on iTunes! Due for release on 3rd April through Hopeless Records, the band’s new record will feature the likes of Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden and was produced by John Feldmann. The band co-wrote two of their thirteen new songs including “Runaways” and “Don’t You Go” with RAS.
People have been waiting to hear back from Lokal Legend for months. The NYC-based label that spurred the breakout success of Kiesza and her smash single “Hideaway” returns nearly a year later with a dazzling debut from Listenbee. Rami Ufani, label founder and producer for Kiesza, shares a few words on the track: “From the moment I heard ‘Save Me’, I knew that the Listenbee project was the perfect follow up to the Kiesza release. Listenbee breaks down barriers in the electronic world, while maintaining a strong sense of artistry, musical integrity and songwriting acumen. Listenbee’s aesthetic simply aligned perfectly with my vision for the Lokal Legend brand.”
“Save Me”, co-written with RAS, takes shape as a juicy folk house hybrid with catchy guitar plucks and steady percussion. A warm vocal topline takes center stage, its soothing melody carrying momentum toward the hook. The track boasts impressively diverse instrumentation, featuring several string arrangements, tamborines, and more. In short, “Save Me” is an undeniable hit, and everyone should have their eye on Listenbee moving forward.
Yahoo Music premiered the official video for “The Nights,” this morning. The video was produced and directed by and stars Rory Kramer, a friend of RAS’, who filmed an exuberant action-packed recollection of his own life on roller coasters, surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, balloon flying, etc. – living a life to be remembered.
Kramer calls himself a “Professional life liver”. On his website, he describes his philosophy: “I want others to look at my life and see how much fun I have and think, ‘If he can do all these awesome things then why can’t I?’” About the video, Avicii himself says, “The video for ‘The Nights’ is awesome. It’s exactly what I feel when I play the song live and it is the perfect representation of the lyrics.” Watch the video for “The Nights” below!
If you’re bummed out because you didn’t get to catch 5 Seconds of Summer in concert this year, don’t feel left out! The band released their second LP of 2014 today, LIVESOS a 15-track live album that features songs recorded at different 5SOS concerts all around the world. And the guys didn’t just release this their new live album because it’s the perfect stocking stuffer (which it is). They wanted to make sure all their fans had a chance to experience what a 5SOS concert was really like.
Fans will get another chance to see the guys in concert when they kick off their Rock Out With Your Socks Out tour in 2015! Hear the band talking about the song “Everything I Didn’t Say” they wrote with RAS below!
Avicii released his lyric video for “The Nights” today, mirroring his video for “The Days,” with artist INO spray-painting the lyrics on a glass wall. Although the concepts for the two videos are generally the same, “The Nights” gets the added benefit of glowing paints and killer light effects. Watch the Jesper Eriksson-directed clip below!
As 2015 edges closer and the world anticipates the return of Avicii, new material has flowed more freely from the Swedish-based camp than ever before. Collaborations with Madonna, Wyclef Jean, and David Guetta have popped up recently after a long drought of new material while he was on the road. Fans can count on a follow-up to Avicii’s debut original studio album True next year, though details are virtually non-existent. What we do know, however, is that Avicii’s sound has continued to evolve and mature with each new release.
After a recent announcement that he would return to the stage as soon as February, the PRMD camp pulled the trigger in releasing Avicii’s The Days / Nights EP, a four track collection with original songs and fresh remixes. “The Nights,” a track featuring on the FIFA 15 video game, joins acoustically-aimed song “The Days” as the two original productions on the EP. Remixes from Henrik B and Felix Jaehn complete the tracklist. While the original productions are not new, extended mixes available through Beatport provide fans with unheard material with more elaborate instrumental sections.
Issues just released their reimagined EP, Diamond Dreams, which is part of a deluxe edition package with their original Rise Records debut effort. The EP consists of eight tracks that were produced by the band with the help RAS on the song “Disappear”.
The band comment, “We had a lot of fun making this record, being able to reimagine songs and show that we aren’t just metalcore kids, or whatever you wanna call us. We are multitalented, and we aren’t set on one taste of music; we respect and appreciate all variations. Sorry it took so long to put this out, guys!”
Click here to purchase Diamond Dreams on iTunes
Sleeping With Sirens are the new hot pop-punk sensation, and boy if their following doesn’t love ‘em for it. Just to solidify their reputation, though, they went and signed on with Epitaph records this morning and released a music video for their new single “Kick Me”, written with RAS and John Feldmann. Check out the official music video for “Kick Me” below!
The good news continues with a monster release from one of the top DJ/Producers, written by and featuring RAS. AVICII and RAS recently collaborated on his new single “The Nights”, which will be paired alongside his single “The Days”. The single will make it’s official debut via the FIFA 2015 soundtrack, which releases on September 23rd. Check out “The Nights” below: