“Know.,” the 2018 album from Jason Mraz, is many things. It’s a response to the information overload of the post-truth and fake news era. It was crafted three years into a marriage, “a record that’s nourished” by this relationship. And perhaps most simply, it’s yet another top-10 charting release in the career of the storied singer-songwriter. Explore the album in full here.
Brent Cobb can sure tell a story. Whether recalling his musical origins, retelling old family tales, or speaking on the creative process, the rising country artist pulls you in with his unique combination of intrigue and authenticity. And that storytelling prowess is on full display in 2018 album “Providence Canyon,” explored here.
Prior to landing at Neon Gold and Atlantic Records, Matt Maeson honed his skills on some daunting stages. As part of his family’s ministry, he played “songs about salvation” at prisons, and “in front of strippers and Hell’s Angels at Sturgis, one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the world.” There was plenty in between, but eventually, his first songs would go online in 2015 and 2016. We pick up the story with his 2018 release, “The Hearse.”
College was, to say the least, a very busy time for Brynn Elliott. She would play “something like 260 shows” while excitedly pursuing her degree at Harvard, the two passions existing symbiotically. What she’d learn in the classroom would often direct her songwriting, and when eventually making the jump to a label, Atlantic helped her prepare her first release while she finished up school. That first release, “Time Of Our Lives,” is explored in full here.
For their new album, “One Shot,” the world-renowned a cappella group wanted tracks relating to their collective journey. First, find out how they put together a Boyz II Men and Montell Jordan medley (“Motownphilly” and “This Is How We Do It”). Then, get the inside scoop on their new original song, along with how it helped complete the vision of the record.
When following up 2017’s “Reaper,” Joe Mulherin aimed to explore his more minimal side. From production choices, to a speedy creative process (it was written and recorded in two weeks), to even the track names, 2018’s “ruiner” is all about the stripping away of excess. Discover the journey behind this new record.