It’s Sunday – and you know what that means. That’s right – Apple is offering up yet another FREE single for you to download!
Hit the break for full details on this week’s FREE tracks …
iTunes Single of the Week – (UK)
This week’s single of the week is the work of British singer-songwriter and winner of the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award 2013, Tom Odell. Releasing his debut studio album – Long Way Down – on 24 June, 2013, Odell is said to have spent part of his childhood in New Zealand because of his father’s job.
Currently the property of In The Name Of, a subsidiary of Columbia Records, Odell was first discovered by the label head, Lily Allen, who is said to have remarked that his energy onstage “reminded [her] of David Bowie.” Odell made his first appearance of television in November 2012, where he performed on Later… with Jools Holland. He would later be announced as one of fifteen nominees for the BBC Sound of 2013 and named the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner.
This week’s FREE single by Odell is Sirens, a steady and melodic anthem with relaxing undertones.
Previews courtesy of iTunes.
iTunes Single of the Week – (US)
Meanwhile, this week’s FREE listen in the U.S arrives courtesy of metal-rock band, Scorpion Child. From a time when guitar-driven rock ruled the radio airwaves, the band notes that they aim to transport listeners to an era when “hypnotized by a frontman and his bandmates in a concert arena was one of life’s ultimate main events.”
A five-piece from Austin, Texas, Scorpion Child have spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage show. Guitarists Chris Cowart and Tom “The Mole” Frank deliver their finessed twin guitar attack with experience older than their years; bassist Shaun Avants and drummer Shawn Alvear are steadfast sentinels of their driving rhythm section; and lead singer Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the psychedelic rock cavalry with a passion and voice reminiscent of the early eras of Robert Plant and Ronnie James Dio.
“I’ve always wanted to hear new musical ingredients within a classic heavy sound,” states vocalist AJB. “It’s great to witness captivating performances where both the live show and the band’s recorded material can complement one another. The heavy-prog sounds of Uriah Heep, Hairy Chapter, and the epic delivery of early Rainbow showcases these crossovers brilliantly and gave us all honest – yet relentless – sonics to aspire to. That’s why it’s important for us as a band to maintain spontaneity while putting a special emphasis into integral hooks.”