inum Canadian Band Hedley Sets to Make U.S. Debut w/ Album Release & Single
I’d like to introduce my readers to the multi-platinum Canadian band Hedley! Their new album, The Show Must Go, will be released & making it’s U.S. Debut 12/07/10.
I was allowed to download a few songs off the new Hedley album. I love their melodic, rock & roll…great vocals…amazing melodies…PLUS super gorgeous guys (just a little bonus for all the stay at home mamas I know)! My son even enjoyed their music…as he was bopping to the beat of the songs.
“Perfect” is Hedley’s first official U.S. single release. It won two MMVA’s in June (including Video Of The Year). “Perfect” became Hedley’s 10th consecutive #1 video at MuchMusic earlier this year. It also set a new record for a domestic artist at the video channel.
The Show Must Go ranges from the electro-tinged opener “Cha-Ching,” about reality television’s intoxicating allure that pokes fun at The Hills, the Kardashians, Flava Flav and Tila Tequila (“Line up all the Idols/Who paint on phony smiles/Trying to ride the fast track to fame,” sings Hoggard, admitting he’s not excluding himself after his own participation in Canadian Idol, where he finished as a third runner-up.), and the rap-inflected “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” a satirical tribute to cougar women on the prowl, to such unabashedly sweet love songs as the piano ballad “Amazing” and the reggae feel good number “Shelter.” And then there’s classic Hedley, with a nod to hedonism in the hilarious “Young and Stupid” and the riotous “Nine Shades of Red,” which describes one of Hedley’s boisterous nights on the town.
Hedley released their self-titled debut album in 2005, producing the chart-topping single, “On My Own,” “Gunnin,” ”3-2-1” and “Trip,” eventually achieving double-platinum status. The double-platinum Famous Last Words followed in 2007, with three Top 5 hits in “For the Nights I Can’t Remember,” “Never Too Late” and “Old School,” with the band sweeping five MuchMusic Video Awards at the 2008 ceremony. The Show Must Go produced three Top 5 singles in “Perfect,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “Cha Ching,” as the band sold out a Canadian arena tour in support of the album. Hedley played “Cha Ching” live before a world-wide audience at the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Hedley has also become known for its cheeky, conceptual videos—all 10 have reached #1 on the MuchMusic charts—including one they did for “Never Too Late,” a frame-by-frame remake of Duran Duran’s yacht clip, “Rio,” as well as the stunning “Perfect,” featuring Hoggard’s tour de force performance on piano. In all, Hedley has received a total of 11 career Juno nominations, Canada’s equivalent to the Grammys.
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