Three official singles have been released from As If: "All U Writers", a 5 1/2 minute (5 minutes on the album) long song featuring vocals from Teresa Eggers, released 28 April 2015. "Freedom '15", a groovy leviathan of a disco track, released 30 July 2015, and features vocals from Yolanda Harris Dancy and Taletha Manor. A lyric video for "Freedom '15" was uploaded 20 August 2015. The third single from the album, "Bam City", was released 30 September 2015, with an accompanying music video. "Ooo", a grooving love song, was released with an accompanying music video on November 16, 2015.
One promotional single has been released from the As If: "Sick Ass Moon", an "R&B-tinted house track", released with "Freedom '15" on 30 July 2015.
In a positive review for Exclaim!, Daniel Sylvester called the album "one of the most enjoyable, if schizophrenic, dance albums of the year."
The album peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as No. 4 on the top rock albums chart.
Production and recording
After touring with the Eagles and struggling with alcohol and drug addictions for many years, Walsh decided that it was time to record a new album while being supported by his wife, Marjorie Bach (sister of Ringo Starr's wife, Barbara). To pursue making the album, she also gave Walsh Jeff Lynne's contact number.
When Walsh was asked about his collaboration with co-producer Jeff Lynne, he said "Jeff and I met socially, and at one point he said, "Why don't you bring your tracks over sometime and we'll have a listen." That led to some comments and ideas that he had. Gradually, we worked on some stuff and checked out some of his stuff too. It ended up that he really helped me finish it up and ended up producing. He really put his stamp on my music and took it in a direction I never would have gone, and I'm really grateful to him."
A song is a single (and often standalone) work of music intended to be sung by the human voice with distinct and fixed pitches and patterns using sound and silence and a variety of forms that often include the repetition of sections. Written words created specifically for music or for which music is specifically created, are called lyrics. If a pre-existing poem is set to composed music in classical music it is an art song. Songs that are sung on repeated pitches without distinct contours and patterns that rise and fall are called chants. Songs in a simple style that are learned informally are often referred to as folk songs. Songs that are composed for professional singers are called popular songs. These songs, which have broad appeal, are often composed by professional songwriters, composers and lyricists. Art songs are composed by trained classical composers for concert performances. Songs are performed live and recorded. Songs may also appear in plays, musical theatre, stage shows of any form, and within operas.
Other than full-length opera performance recordings, Domingo has also made many music albums, recording opera arias, live opera performances and concerts, and crossover songs in solo and duet. His albums have simultaneously appeared on Billboard charts of best-selling classical and crossover recordings; contributing to many gold and platinum records and nine Grammy awards.
This song alone, in addition to McCarthy and Solaperto, features Dr ... The sheer amount of talent – there are 26 performers on the album, including McCarthy – brings a unique spark to each song, and it’s delightful ... The song has a kind of honky-tonk funk to it, a vibrancy that makes the whole song shine.
The group showcases an exceptional blend of funk, jazz, soul and pop music rising out of the Seattle music scene. The brass band setup means that the groove is at the center of the music, like on the streets of New Orleans, driving each song and serving as the connecting thread, both within the songs and within the whole set.
Will and Carlton made the song “Apache” a part of pop culture ... be done to one song — Grandmaster Flash’s “Apache.” That’s not the original, though ... But thanks to a pioneering Bronx DJ, the 1972 song became more than just “five minutes of funk” … it became the genesis of hip-hop.
... of the annual song contest into an urgent, fun-filled 60-minutes, complete with dance routines and costume changes ... New song ‘Compliance’ is a synth-pop banger, all pomp and disco funk while a frantic ‘Won’tStandDown’ throws down with the best of Muse’s guitar anthems.
After the band finished one of her newer songs, a euphoric disco cherry bomb called Tomorrow, she carried on the chorus a capella, apparently having the time of her life ... The highlight was the Chic-penned Upside Down, a song that's essentially a never-ending cycle of brilliant hooks.
He sprinted through a mixture of Beatles, Wings and solo songs with the occasional meandering anecdote for punctuation ... The only misstep was a newer song, My Valentine ... The first song the unknown Beatles ever recorded, In Spite of All the Danger, led to their first hit, Love Me Do.
The song, produced by Jack Antonoff, sees H.E.R. singing the funk tune over a grooving melody led by bass, saxophones, and synths parts ... That track was also produced by Antonoff, who wrote the song alongside Kevin Parker, Sam ...
What do you get when you have a band that features a handful of trombone players piecing together incendiary brass fueled New Orleans flavored jazzy funk rock? Bonerama, that’s what ... I think the very first show we did have a stage for the trombones, and we played music from New Orleans funk to jazz and even covered some rock songs.
The phases are arrayed in different ways from song to song, but the organic nature of what Harriet Tubman plays is palpable ... The throb and pulse of Gibbs on bass can be the tent-pole rhythm of dub and funk songs, fatten the mix of punk and metal retain the agility of improvisational jazz ... With a frame like “RedemptionSong,” they know.
Yet as always great songs have helped get us through — some old (Kate Bush’s resurrected “Running Up That Hill”), some brand-new (Beyoncé’s “BreakMy Soul,” which dropped just this week) ... Not so on “Caprisongs,” the most song-centric LP of her career.