Category: New Music

Are You Awake?

Chvrches’ lead singer Lauren Mayberry has released her debut solo single, “Are You Awake?” Mayberry announced her intention to release songs outside of “Chvrches” last month. In a post on Instagram she wrote:

For a long time, I couldn’t imagine ever doing anything outside of Chvrches. Since I was 15 years old, I have always, only, ever been in a band. I always wanted so badly to belong somewhere — to be one of the boys, and to fit in. But as I sail/stumble through this era of my life (your 20s really do go by in a flash, kids), it has started to feel like there are things I want to write and say and do that need to be done on my own.”

Lauren Mayberry’s “Are You Awake?” is new this week on RadiJohan.

4th of Six

“Other Side Of The Rainbow” is the fourth single from hard rock band Extreme’s latest album, “Six.” The song shows off the band’s more intimate side, reminiscent of previous singles like “Hole Hearted” and their 1991 number one smash hit “More Than Words.”

“Every once in a while, we’ll harness some kind of magic, and I think we did on this one,” says front man Gary Cherone of “Other Side Of The Rainbow.”  “It’s a universal theme. It’s about restoring someone’s faith in love… it’s the perfect marriage of lyrics and melody.

Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has revealed this track includes his favorite guitar solo of the album.

“Other Side Of The Rainbow” by Extreme is new this week on RadiJohan.

An Introduction to Soen

The formation of Swedish progressive metal band “Soen” was announced in 2010 and, since releasing their debut album “Cognitive” in 2012, they have gradually increased in popularity, particularly in Europe. In March of 2021 their song “Illusion,” a superb ballad from their fifth studio album “Imperial,” spent three weeks at number one in the RadiJohan Top 10.

Soen’s new album, “Memorial,” was released earlier this month and once again includes a noteworthy ballad. “Hollowed” is a composition for which Soen enlisted the help of Italian singer “Elisa.” Having a guest contribution is new for Soen and appears to have worked out great. The song explores a relationship from which the harmony has disappeared.

“Hollowed” by Soen is new this week on RadiJohan.

The Stones Just Keep on Rolling

The Rolling Stones have released “Angry,” the first single from long-awaited new studio album “Hackney Diamonds. “Angry” has that very distinctive Stones sound that’s almost impossible to mistake for anything else. With more than sixty years on the clock they still manage to sound contemporary, while keeping their unique sound intact. The song comes with a great video that takes a trip through Stones history.

The band revealed more details about the album, out October 20, in an interview with Jimmy Fallon. “Hackney Diamonds,” which is an old East London slang for “broken glass,” will be the first Rolling Stones album with new music since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang.” The album will be their first with new drummer Steve Jordan who, according to the band, was identified long ago by original Stones drummer Charlie Watts as his replacement, should anything ever happen to him.

“Angry” by the Rolling Stones is new this week on RadiJohan.

The Life of Bryan

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is one of the most successful and best-selling music artists of all time. Bryan joined his first band when he was only 15 years old and, at age 20, released his eponymous debut album. His 1984 album “Reckless,” which contained six charting singles and included the classic “Summer of 69,” made him a global star.

Numerous albums and singles later Bryan appears to have no thoughts of slowing down. His 2022 album “So Happy It Hurts” went to number 2 on the German and Swiss album charts and reached number 3 in the UK and Austria. Earlier this year the single, The Thing That Wrecks You,” a collaboration with Canadian country music star, Tenille Townes, rose to number 4 on the RadiJohan Top 10.

Bryan has started off the month of September 2023 by releasing two new songs. “Sometimes You Lose Before You win” and “You’re Awesome are both from the soundtrack for the upcoming Comedy Central feature film “Office Race.” 

“Sometimes You Lose Before You win” is new this week on RadiJohan.

He’s Alice

“Alice Cooper” was originally a band, formed in 1964 with Vincent Furnier as lead singer. The Alice Cooper band was one of the few glam rock acts to achieve mainstream popularity in the United States, rising to fame in 1971 with the hit single “I’m Eighteen.” Success continued with the album “School’s Out,” and with the UK number 1 single of the same name name.

The band peaked in popularity in 1973 with the album “Billion Dollar Babies” which topped the album charts in America and Britain and produced the UK top 10 singles “Elected,” “Hello Hooray” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy.” They split up in 1974 but Vincent Furnier legally changed his name to Alice Cooper and began a successful solo career.

Now the legend, and pioneer of “Shock Rock” from Detroit has returned once again with his new album “Road.” Written, composed and recorded with his current touring band, the album is said to channel the spirit of old school Alice with instantly recognisable grit and plenty of gusto.

Alice Cooper’s “I’m Alice,” the first single released from “The Road,” is new this week on RadiJohan.

Heading For The Highlands

Sydney-based three piece Middle Kids are a band from Sydney, Australia who first gained attention in 2017 with their debut single, “Edge Of Town.” Since forming in 2016, the band have released two EPs and two albums. The albums, “Lost Friends” (2018) and “Today We’re The Greatest” (2021) both made the Australian Top 10. Thanks to the success of those albums, the band have been able to tour as support act for the likes of “Bloc Party,” “Kings of Leon,” “The War on Drugs” and “Cold War Kids.”

Middle Kids singer Hannah Joy, commenting on their new single “Highlands,” stated:

Since I was young, I’ve had this yearning to be free. In this song, I used an image of the ‘highlands’ as a euphoric place where I have the space to be me, and you have the space to be you.”

“Highlands” by Middle Kids is new this week on RadiJohan.

Sweden Just Keeps on Rocking!

Rian is a melodic hard rock band from Sweden who play classic melodic rock music reminiscent of the second half of the eighties. Rian’s sound appears influenced by bands like Bon Jovi, Winger, Dokken, Europe, Queensryche, and Survivor but has a distinctive and contemporary flair that sets them apart.

Rian released their first album “Out of The Darkness” in 2017 independent of a record company and received favorable reviews, especially in Europe. A second album, “Twenty-Three”, which really put them on the Melodic Rock map, followed in 2021 after signing with “Frontiers Music.”

Rian’s newest album “Wings” has just been released and appears to pick up where its predecessor, “Twenty-Three” left off,  with lots of groove, grand guitar riffs, infectious refrains, superb vocal arrangements, and slick guitar solos.

The album’s opening track and first single, “Carry My Wings,” is new this week on RadiJohan.

Delta Goodrem Returns With Anthemic New Single

Two years on from the release of her most recent album, “Bridge Over Troubled Dreams,” Delta Goodrem has returned with a catchy, uplifting new single called “Back To Your Heart.” The acclaimed singer, songwriter and actress has scored five number one albums and nine number one singles in her native Australia. The new song is about letting go of the worries and fears that are in your head.

Delta Goodrem’s “Back to your Heart” is new this week on RadiJohan.

People Like You & Me Remember All The Girls

English band “The Sherlocks” formed in 2010 and  initially got together for jam sessions in each others garages before going on to play at local working men’s clubs. They released their Debut single “Live For The Moment” in 2014, and their debut album of the same name in 2017. They first came to our attention at RadiJohan in 2019 with their single “Sing It Loud (NYC).”

Their eagerly-awaited new album, “People Like You & Me,” has just been released. Their latest single, “Remember All The Girls,” the album’s opening track, was inspired by the band members’ teenage years.

Speaking about the new single, frontman Kiaran Crook said, “Everybody seems to judge each other at that age. It’s only when you get older you realise ‘why did I care so much?’”

“Remember All The Girls” by The Sherlocks is new this week on RadiJohan.