Rock icon Chuck Berry’s family released a statement on Monday morning (March 20) revealing that the details of the guitarist’s final album will be released this week. “Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought Chuck a great sense of joy and satisfaction,” they wrote in a Facebook post about the effort entitled CHUCK.
The news that Berry would break a four-decade hiatus from releasing studio albums came on Oct. 18, 2016, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s 90th birthday. “While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music,” the family continued in the statement.
Over the weekend, Joe Edwards, the owner of the Blueberry Hill club in St. Louis where Berry performed regularly, said the tracks he’s heard off CHUCK, are “sensational.” The legend’s first new effort since 1979’s Rock It has mostly original songs and in the days following his death praise was heaped on him by everyone from former President Barack Obama to blues legend Buddy Guy, Bon Jovi and former President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton.
The album is being released by Dualtone Records and more information on it will reportedly be available in the coming days.
The fearless Alternative Rock artist hailing from Tottenham, KRYER, is back with a sultry new single which can be exclusively streamed here on Tune Collective until it drops tomorrow.
While KRYER draws influence from folk-rock greats such as Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits, and Soundgarden, he still infuses his music with the grime scene that surrounded his neighbourhood growing up. These influences blend together for a unique listening experience that help him dive into social narratives in his writing like mental-health, sex, and excess.
“If I answered the question ‘What’s ‘Skin’ about?’ without thinking too much, I’d say that it’s just about sex. I realise now that it’s about a little more than that. I think it’s about the first time I really learnt someone’s body, and how I subsequently forgot everything I’d learnt about anything else at all. That moment when you’re reduced from an anxious and analytical mess with a loose screw to the most basic and carnal state. Funny really, saying it like this… ‘Skin’ is about how there is no longer anything left to separate me from an animal.” – KRYER
‘Skin’ comes as an angsty and passionate track that will have you lost in the music from the sexy guitar all the way to KRYER’s fierce voice. With so much talent and such a distinct sound, we here at Tune Collective are excited to see what he has next.
In the Spring of 2017, I was privileged to have covered the release of Eleven Nine, the 7th album by indie artist Eric Anders.
The project, a hard-hitting, heartfelt plea for change, truly made an impact on me. Its messaging really invoked a sense of wanting to know more about the political climate of America, and willed me to remain educated when it came the powers that be. Being able to do this through music is a huge achievement, as it is a medium that spans countries, cultures, and various other classifications we find have become integrated into the world that we live in.
That said, I had absolutely no idea that Eric Anders would be making further significant impact through the release of his music video for the track titled ‘This fire has burned too long’.
To understand the emotions that Anders manages to bring to light, you need to watch the video.
Its opening frame, the burning of trees, sets the tone for the stark contrast between the peaceful nature of his music and the havoc that seems to flooded into the lives of average Americans through political unrest, and other issues that simply cannot be ignored. What I love about the style of Anders’ music is that it carries the quintessential Middle-American sound, despite it rallying support against a man elected into office by the people forming part of the very same working class of middle-America, who ironically were integral to initiating this genre of music.
Another contrast is introduced – frames celebrating the seemingly successful Donald Trump, amid supporters, applause and achievements, scattered between shots of devastation, war, and destruction, news headlines that illustrate the truth rather than the facade that is so easily believed when remaining ignorant.
Don’t let the intense messaging put you off though – the crooning vocals and beautiful instrumentals put together by Anders will lull you into a true state of musical appreciation.
Forty years ago this Wednesday (Aug 16), the day was shaping up to be just another hot and humid summer afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee. Then, about 3 p.m. in the afternoon — the world changed forever for millions of Elvis Presley fans around the world with the sudden passing of “The King Of Rock and Roll.”
Though much has been written in the years since of his passing — and the excessive lifestyle that contributed to it — one thing that remains all of these years later is the music. There was no other musical performer who left such a unique and indelible stamp on the American music landscape than Elvis Aron Presley. Whether it was rock and roll, gospel or country, the singer did it all — as nobody else before him or since.
To narrow Presley’s recorded legacy to a simple 40 recordings is quite the impossible task. Some prefer the era of the early Elvis, while some enjoy the ’60s sounds after his discharge. And, to an extent his later catalog doesn’t get the respect it deserves — he turned in covers of “My Way” and “Goodtime Charlie’s Got The Blues” that, at the very least, equaled the original — with all due respect to the “Chairman of the Board.” So, here are 40 Elvis Presley songs that can fit on any playlist, any time.
40. Elvis Presley – “Always On My Mind” (1972)
39. Elvis Presley – “For The Heart” (1976)
38. Elvis Presley – “Moody Blue” (1977)
37. Elvis Presley – “U.S. Male” (1968)
36. Elvis Presley – “Bossa Nova Baby” (1963)
35. Elvis Presley – “Way Down” (1977)
34. Elvis Presley – “Good Luck Charm” (1962)
33. Elvis Presley – “My Boy” (1975)
32. Elvis Presley – “Return To Sender” (1962)
31. Elvis Presley – “Separate Ways” (1972)
30. Elvis Presley – “In The Ghetto” (1969)
29. Elvis Presley – “A Little Less Conversation” (1968)
28. Elvis Presley – “Fever” (1960)
27. Elvis Presley – “It’s Midnight” (1974)
26. Elvis Presley – “Stuck On You” (1960)
25. Elvis Presley – “If I Can Dream” (1968)
24. Elvis Presley – “She’s Not You” (1962)
23. Elvis Presley – “Steamroller Blues” (1973)
22. Elvis Presley – “Kentucky Rain” (1970)
21. Elvis Presley – “Suspicious Minds” (1969)
20. Elvis Presley – “Little Sister” (1961)
19. Elvis Presley – “Too Much” (1957)
18. Elvis Presley – “Don’t Cry Daddy” (1969)
17. Elvis Presley – “Crying In The Chapel” (1965)
16. Elvis Presley – “Hard Headed Woman” (1958)
15. Elvis Presley – “Guitar Man” (1968)
14. Elvis Presley – “Hound Dog” (1956)
13. Elvis Presley – “One Night” (1958)
12. Elvis Presley – “Memories” (1969)
11. Elvis Presley – “Blue Suede Shoes” (1956)
10. Elvis Presley – “Burning Love” (1972)
9. Elvis Presley – “Love Me Tender” (1956)
8. Elvis Presley – “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (1960)