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This week's round-up: New music from The Zutons, Jessica Lynn and The Georgia Thunderbolts

This week The Zutons tease us with their new music from their first album in 16 years, country artist Jessica Lynn adds some Latin flavours to her new track and The Georgia Thunderbolts give us an optimistic outlook for the future.








The Zutons - 'Pauline'



The Zutons are today sharing 'Pauline', a new track taken from their forthcoming album The Big Decider, out 26th April.


As the album's lead single 'Creeping On The Dancefloor' continues to make an impact on UK radio - with playlisting at BBC Radio 2 and Absolute, a Record of The Week slot at Radio X, and spins across BBC 6 Music and Virgin - 'Pauline' arrives flanked by breezy sun-kissed melodies and an earworm saxophone riff.


Lead singer and guitarist Dave McCabe says: We went to Palm Springs for a band holiday a few years ago. We had mushrooms and it was one of the best days of my life. I wrote the song a few months later. Pauline was the first song we worked on for the album as a band, so it gave us momentum. I was listening to a lot of Hot Chocolate at the time I wrote it, and I think that shows. It’s been going down great on the tour, it’s already a live favourite in the set, it’s always great to get that feedback from an audience, that’s when you know you’re on to a winner.”



Jessica Lynn - 'Shame'



Full of Latin sass, native New Yorker Jessica Lynn continues to confound any attempt to pigeonhole her or her music.

 

Famed as an exciting, modern country crossover star, with roof-raising energy and live showmanship, Jessica has triumphantly extended her range, sound and songwriting, rising well above the picket fences of genre. Pop, rock, country roots and soul: Jessica Lynn works each and all into her music, and has been weaving more of her musical loves and influences into her new material.

 

Now, with her brand-new single, ‘Shame’ Jessica swirls forward into a whole new territory, with this Latin-inspired track: one which Jessica co-wrote with UK-based award-winning songwriter Rachel Walker Mason.

 

“My whole career has been centered around being different,” says Jessica,  “Also, around making music that I enjoy making rather than trying to fit into a box.

 

“Growing up, I was heavily inspired by Latin artists and sounds.  When I was a child, I wore out Gloria Estefan’s ‘Greatest Hits’ record and Selena’s ‘Dreaming of You’ from practicing my singing and performing to them every day. 

 

I always connected with Selena’s story, having my own family band and because my path has been very similar to hers in many ways. 

 

When I sat down in the co-writing session with Rachel, she had the initial idea, then the song formed incredibly quickly, with us both being so excited about it.  I knew it was one I had to release this year!”

 

It’s a track to give a vibrant buzz to your day. Check out ‘Shame’- now available on all digital platforms It’d be a shame if you didn’t.


 



The Georgia Thunderbolts - 'Rise Above It All'




In an empowering return, The Georgia Thunderbolts have unveiled their latest single, "Rise Above It All," out today on all digital platforms. This new anthem, steeped in the band's signature blend of rock and roll, Southern rock, Americana, Rock Country, and raw, heartfelt energy, serves as an early taste of their eagerly awaited new studio album, due out this fall. "Alone we can do wonderful things. Together? We can reach immeasurable bounds,” comments vocalist TJ Lyle. “Be kind. Be courageous and even in the darkest of nights, always chase the light! There’s no limit to what we can achieve. Together we can and we will rise above it all."


This release follows the band's debut album, which has quietly become a sensation, amassing over 6 million streams worldwide. The Georgia Thunderbolts continue to forge their path in the music industry, blending timeless rock influences with their unique flair, as praised by critics and fans alike. Described as "timeless," "quintessential," and "the real deal" by esteemed publications such as Rolling Stone Country, Classic Rock, American Songwriter, Art Voice, and Music Matters Magazine, the band has solidified its place as the torchbearers of Southern rock. The release follows the band’s most recent single “Gonna Shine” and an accompanying music video directed by Jim Arbogast. 


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