New Release: Meiko – ‘The Bright Side’

 

One of the fortunate handful of artists to be discovered via MySpace, Georgian folk pop singer Meiko recently released her make-you-feel-all-gooey-inside sophomore album The Bright Side. And yes, her cooing vocal style is definitely reminding us heavy of one of our other favorite gals, Ellie Goulding.

While you may first think Ellie, don’t get it twisted – the sweet toned lass cites a slew of influences that include Patty Griffin, Sade, The Cranberries, Fiona Apple, Indigo Girls, Nina Simone, and Portishead, for starters.

For those unfamiliar, get a taste of Meiko’s sound via the below video for the album’s leading track “Leave The Lights On.” Quite forward lyricism from the sweet young lady – watch out for the nice ones!

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Hindi Zahra Releases ‘Handmade’ + Free MP3

 

The day is finally here! Today marks the U.S. release of Hindi Zahra’s debut album, Handmade, an infectious work of exotic sounds that playfully savor East and West. Soul, reggae, folk, and jazz all intertwine to create a soothing set of 17 tracks that effortlessly spill from one into the next. Carefully crafted per its moniker, the album also comes with six acoustic interpretations at the end – an incredible treat.

You fancy Norah Jones, Adele, and Sade? Duh. Hindi is a no brainer.

Hindi embarks on her debut US tour on September 30 in Los Angeles, continuing to Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and culminating in NYC at CMJ.

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Hindi Zahra – “Beautiful Tango” [MP3]
 

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Sade’s Ultimate Playlist Facebook App

Sade just released a great Playlist Facebook App, which lets you choose your favorite songs from the complete Sade catalog, and then share your playlist with your friends. You’ll also get a chance to win the Ultimate Sade Prize Pack which consists of Tickets to a Sade show, an Amex gift card, and their latest release The Ultimate Collection.

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Sade Video: World Tour 2011 Trailer + The Ultimate Collection Released Today

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Sade‘s new 2xCD compilation The Ultimate Collection is finally available today, including four new tracks. She’s also kicking off her US tour with John Legend in mid-June – see a full list of tour dates here. This video from the World Tour kick off in France shows a little bit of what we can expect from a live performance, and it’s got us pretty psyched. Make sure to pick up a copy of The Ultimate Collection, an obvious necessity for all music fans.

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Sade – “I Would Have Never Guessed”

The Ultimate Collection is a double-disc of Sade‘s biggest hits throughout the years, including songs from the 2010 release Soldier of Love and four new tracks that have leaked on the internet in the past few weeks. “I Would Have Never Guessed” is the fourth of Sade’s new bonus tracks for the compilation. Check out the rest on Sade’s Soundcloud page, and pre-order The Ultimate Collection here if you want to get the extra DVD of music videos. The new album will be available May 3rd, and Sade will be touring with John Legend this summer – find tour dates here.

I Would Have Never Guessed by SadeOfficial