Video: k.d. lang, Siss Boom Bang Perform "I Confess" and "Sugar Buzz" on "Jimmy Kimmel"; BBC Calls Album "Instantly Striking"
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang performed two songs from their new album, Sing it Loud, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week: "I Confess" and "Sugar Buzz." Watch them here. Also this week, lang appeared on The Monocle Weekly. The BBC says the album is "instantly striking," with songs that are "rich, masterful and seductive." The LA Times, reviewing last weekend's Stagecoach festival, describes lang as "wondrous," and her "performance provided an eminently satisfying conclusion."
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang appeared as musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week to perform two songs off their new album, Sing it Loud: "I Confess" and "Sugar Buzz." You can watch both performances below. lang appeared on this week's episode of The Monocle Weekly, the online show hosted by Monocle editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé, to discuss the new album with culture editor Robert Bound. Listen online at monocle.com.
The BBC says the album is "instantly striking," from the start, with its opening song, "I Confess." Reviewer Jaime Gill says lang's "vocals haven’t sounded this energetic and playful in many years. On I Confess she slides up and down scales like a purring pole dancer, a reminder that as well as perfect pitch and exquisite control, she has always had an incredibly, mysteriously sexy voice." Gill goes on to say that lang "remains utterly arresting" on Sing it Loud, its songs "rich, masterful and seductive." Read more at bbc.co.uk.
The Los Angeles Times, reviewing last weekend's Stagecoach country music festival, describes lang as "wondrous." Reviewer Randy Lewis says lang "has a technically exceptional voice, which she applies with equal facility to country, pop, soul and jazz-inflected songs ... After a weekend of dozens of performances across the broad spectrum of everything related to country, lang’s performance provided an eminently satisfying conclusion."
lang and the band head to the UK at the end of this month to launch their spring and summer tour; for more information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy of Sing it Loud, head to the Nonesuch Store now, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the complete album at checkout.
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang perform "I Confess":
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang perform "Sugar Buzz":
Friday, January 20, 2017Friday, January 20, 2017Randy Newman Releases Vinyl 7" of "A Few Words in Defense of Our Country" and "Putin" on Inauguration Day 2017
Nonesuch Records releases a vinyl 7-inch single of two Randy Newman songs today, Inauguration Day 2017: "A Few Words in Defense of Our Country," from the new Randy Newman Songbook box set, b/w "Putin," a new song previously released only digitally. Newman says: "On this day, I would like to say a few words in defense of our country."
Friday, January 20, 2017Friday, January 20, 2017
k.d. lang's 2004 album Hymns of the 49th Parallel is now available on vinyl for the first time in the Nonesuch Store. The first-ever vinyl edition features the singer's Nonesuch debut release on a single 140-gram LP. On Hymns of the 49th Parallel, lang assembles a highly personal "Canadian Songbook" in a lushly orchestrated, gorgeously sung contemplation of work by Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Jane Siberry, and others.