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Paramore Currently In "Dreaming-Up" Stage of Next Album

Paramore's self-titled 2013 album was a huge breakthrough for the band, producing the smash hits "Still Into You" and "Ain't It Fun."  But don't expect a follow-up anytime soon: they're still pondering their next musical move. “We’re in the dreaming-up stage, and figuring out kind of who we want to be next,” singer Hayley Williams tells Billboard. "I think we’re getting there. We haven’t written anything that we’ve loved and thought, ‘This is it, this is the new direction,’ or where we want to be, or who we are. But it’ll happen." However, Hayley says she's confident whatever Paramore does…

posted 2014/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Despite Their Hit, Echosmith's Members Still Don't Feel Like "Cool Kids"

Echosmith, a band made up of three brothers and a sister from California, is riding high with its first big hit, "Cool Kids."  But even though the siblings now have a gold single, and even though their song was featured as part of Apple's launch of its new Apple Watch, the band members say that doesn't necessarily mean that they now feel like those kids they're singing about. "No matter what situation you're in, you can still find at least one person out of the seven billion in the world to compare yourself to or to feel bad about because…

posted 2014/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink's New Musical Collaborator Provided Her Birthing Soundtrack, Too

Pink surprised fans a few weeks ago by announcing that she'll be releasing a new album in October under the name You + Me.  Her musical collaborator in the project is singer/songwriter Dallas Green, and she's a big fan of his.  How big a fan?  It was his music she chose to listen to when she gave birth to her daughter, Willow. The Australian paper The Daily Telegraph reports that Pink became a fan of Green, who records under the name The City and Colour, back in 2008, and she invited him to open her U.K. concerts in 2010.  Then,…

posted 2014/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Blind Auditions Begin

The seventh season of The Voice premiered Monday night on NBC with the start of the blind auditions. Veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton were joined by two newcomers: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. The foursome kicked off the two-hour broadcast by collaborating on a cover of Gwen's No Doubt hit "Hella Good," which was co-written by Pharrell. Here are the highlights of the blind auditions: Luke Wade was the first contestant of the new season. He performed "That's How Strong My Love Is," made famous by Otis Redding. All of the coaches pressed their buttons. Adam stood up…

posted 2014/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears Demos Surface Online

A couple of demos for Britney Spears' 2013 album, Britney Jean, are now online. Both demos, which are untitled and were apparently uploaded months ago but only recently garnered attention, were collaborations with British musician and producer Dev Hynes, a.k.a. Blood Orange. They're a bit darker than the songs that ended up on Britney Jean. Hynes tweeted on Monday, "How do things even leak?? Oh well! Enjoy." In a late 2013 interview with the U.K. newspaper The Guardian, Hynes said he was "so stoked" about writing songs for Britney, but, he added, "They'd always come back with why they didn't…

posted 2014/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR