Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

New year, new music: What to expect in 2014

Eric Paslay: “Eric Paslay” 2/4/2014

Up-and-coming country star, Eric Paslay, is set to release his first, self-titled album on Feb. 4. “Friday Night” was the first single from the album and has all the makings for a country hit with its catchy beat and clever lyrics. Paslay is already receiving nominations for Best Country Song and Song of the Year in response to the popular single, so the preview of the album has set the hype high.

Courtesy of EMI Records

The Fray: HELIOS 2/25/2014

“Helios” will be The Fray’s fourth album and includes their latest single “Love Don’t Die.” The single has a bluesy feel to it that will leave your toes tapping. If “Love Don’t Die” is any indicator for what to expect then this album is one to be excited about. “Helios” will be released Feb. 25.

Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment

Lea Michele: “Louder” 3/4/2014

We all know and love her as Rachel Berry from Glee, but this diva is going solo. “Louder” is the title of Lea Michele’s first ever album sans her co-stars. “Cannonball,” the first single from the album was already released and definitely has that theatrical pop sound that Michele brings to the table. Cory Monteith, her late boyfriend, inspired her to take the plunge and get the album out there. We can expect to see a new side of Michele with the release of “Louder” on March 4.

Courtesy of Columbia Records

Sara Evans: “Slow Me Down” 3/11/2014

“Slow Me Down” marks Sara Evans’ seventh album and will feature accompaniments from Vince Gill, Isaac Slade from The Fray and Gavin DeGraw. Making hits since 1997, Evans has really stood the test of time. She knows when to take a step back from the spotlight and only comes back with the best. The hit single “Slow Me Down” can be heard on any country radio station and is just one of the 11 anticipated tracks from the upcoming album set to be released March 11.

RCA Nashville

Taking Back Sunday “Happiness Is” 3/18/2014

Taking Back Sunday is making a comeback. Their first album since 2011, “Happiness Is,” will be available March 18. The album is supposed to represent the group’s experiences that have provided them with an unbreakable bond. Single “Flicker, Fade” already made its debut and is on the rise. In addition to the new album, TBS announced they will begin touring again starting in mid Feb. in the UK. They will be at The White Rabbit in San Antonio on March 15.

Courtesy of Hopeless Records

Fifth harmony: Album name and Release Date Unknown

This quintet gained notoriety from their rise on reality talent show, The X-Factor. Fifth Harmony consists of songstresses Camila Cabello. Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Hernandez, and Dinah Jane Hansen. Their music is definitely classified as pop; think real life Pitch Perfect. The group is excited to be releasing their first single soon and announcing when their full-length album will be released this year. Look out for these ladies.

Tori Kelly: Album name and Release Date Unknown

This on-the-rise YouTube sensation has been listed as one of MTV’s Artists to Watch in 2014. Her EP, “Foreword,” was released in 2013 and there has been a lot of buzz about an upcoming full album this year. Although a specific release date has yet to be announced, Kelly is an to keep an eye on. With tracks like “Dear No One,” “Paper Hearts” and “Rocket” to gauge her talent, it’s safe to say big things will be happening for Tori Kelly in the coming months.

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