Music News Bytes is a collection of short music news items that I follow on the Web. If you're into the same type of music I am, that is pop, dance, R&B, and such, check it out...
New Beyonce Tune
In my Yahoo piece, Exciting New Music Coming in 2013, I mentioned that Beyonce was working on a new album and finally something has leaked out. The cut is actually two songs in one and like I said in the piece, it sounds more like Sasha Fierce than the softer side of Bey we heard on 2011's 4 record. Click the link for philly.com to take a listen to funky Bow Down/I Been On.
Anyone who was around in the early 70's surely remembers the beautiful music of Carole King. Her Grammy-winning 1970 album Tapestry, produced several classics for the Great American songbook, including I Feel the Earth Move, You've Got a Friend and It's Too Late. Coming in the spring of 2014, the famed singer/songwriter will be the subject of a new Broadway musical, Beautiful. The announcement follows a popular trend on Broadway, where catalogs of musical acts have been used to weave a story line of a show. Just think Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, and so on. This one just might be good!
will.i.am and the Biebs on a New Song
Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am continues to work with the hottest music acts of the day, and his newest collaboration from his forthcoming album is with teen pop idol Justin Bieber. The song is called That Power and it's another thumping club tune that's sure to burn up dance floors in the coming months. Check out a preview on YouTube.