CHART REFLECTION. We’ve fallen for the Devon-based electro group Metronomy, especially the latest album The English Riviera which was released in April this year. Despite being English, the group has had more success in France. In addition to making fab music, the group has also remixed artists such as Gorillaz, Ladytron and WelcheMusic favourite Lykke Li.
CHART REFLECTION. Earlier this year, Swedish singer Lykke Li’s hit “I Follow Rivers” was featured on the hit series Glee.She will also headline the immensely popular Australian music festival Parklife, a labour of love that started as a very small party in a park in March of 2000. Named as one of the world’s best music festivals by CNN, Parklife is taking great measures to become truly environmentally friendly with a recycling deposit system and sustainability practice.
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Lykke Li was also recently included in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy and has built a global fanbase over the years. She was born in Ystad, Skåne and got her breakthrough in 2008 with Youth Novels.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. No sooner had the tones of Lykke Li faded, than Keane will be featured on the next episoe of Glee. In the “Born this Way” episode scheduled for Apr.26, Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” will be covered.
The track was originally released in February 2004, the track was included on the debut set Hopes and Fears. Considered the first commercial success of the English alternative rock band, the track peaked at No.3 on the UK singles chart matching the peak for “Is It Any Wonder?” from 2006. A total of five singles were released off Hopes and Fears.
CHART REFLECTION. We’re looking forward to the return of Glee. WelcheMusic has already covered that Lykke Li’s music will be featured in the show, and for the first time the program will include original content. Two new songs will be released and our own favorite producer Max Martin has written one track for the new set Glee The Music: Volume 5 which was released on Monday.
Max Martin has co-written “Loser Like Me.” The other new song is called “Get It Right.” According to Music Week, Murray Rose, Head of Marketing at Glee’s record label Epic says that one of the reasons for this new route is that “radio can be reticent to play a cover.” Glee will keep to its original concept with covers, but viewers can expect new songs to appear in future episodes.
“Loser Like Me” is already topping the US iTunes chart with sales of 210,000 copies. Max Martin currently tops the Billboard Hot 100 with Katy Perry’s “E.T.”.