[Single Review - “You and Me”]
2014 is a pretty great time to be alive. It’s a time when a pop superstar and a post-hardcore-turned-country-folk singer can come together in literal harmony and it’s something to be celebrated. Just 8 short years ago, Alecia Moore (who you may know as the embodiment of empowerment and global phenomenon P!nk) was singing decrying scrubby dudes to evenings with nothing but U + Ur Hand to stadiums full of devotees. Meanwhile, Dallas Green was providing melodic hooks for arguably the heaviest music ever to come out of Ontario as co-frontman of Alexisonfire. My how times have changed.
The interim saw Moore continue her domination of the charts with a consistency few others will ever hope to match and Green quietly exit Alexisonfire to focus on his more heartfelt/acoustic side as City and Colour. The somewhat unlikely pair has since joined forces under the name You+Me and their eponymous debut single You and Me goes to show that there’s a much deeper connection at play than the skin on their famously tattooed bodies. From the tentative opening fingerpicking of the first release from their forthcoming LP Rose Ave., it’s pretty clear that the time Dallas spent in Nashville recording The Hurry and the Harm (the most recent City and Colour record) had a pretty profound effect. The gorgeous fragility that pervades You and Me is underscored by little more than swooning pedal steel and cautiously brushed snare and their two distinct voices blend so perfectly that even they themselves must’ve been surprised with the result. With Rose Ave. slated for release next month, You and Me (the song) proves that You+Me (the band) is less a Dr. Frankenstein experiment in market crossover by the heads at RCA and more a pure connection between two established artists that was well and truly worth exploring.
@Pink performing at iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas Sept. 22 2012.
2 years ago (9/22/2012) @Pink played the MGM Grand Garden Arena where fans got their first listen of new songs from her (then) new album, “The Truth About Love”. P!nk ended her set with “So What” literally flying around the enclosed arena for the first time ever (She previously done these aerial moves at her Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour in UK/EU 2010)
About a year and a half later(1/21/14), P!nk sold out the MGM Grand Garden Arena when she played her last date of “The Truth About Love Tour”.
“With the singer @Pink serving as grand marshal, hundreds of motorcyclists roared through the Las Posas Gate of Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu Sunday, Sept. 14, for the seventh annual Ride to the Flags.
The base is traditionally the kickoff point for the ride to Malibu’s Pepperdine University, where 2,977 flags — one for each innocent person killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — fly for several days every September.”
Watch video from the day here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcFKBGIha6w
And a video from MalibuTimes: http://www.malibutimes.com/news/video_93f8b054-3e1d-11e4-a7b5-eb0ad8e5c2af.html
Show your support: http://www.whiteheart.org/
Aleica + P!nk
Come out and show your support for cancer research & prevention.
10/23/14 at House of Blues Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca
Tickets on sale Friday 10am at LiveNation. Link: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/09004CEAB1603D75?crosssite=TM_US:718655:73807
If you are unable to attend and you would like to donate, please see the following links:
Providence St. John’s: http://newstjohns.org/donation.aspx
John Wayne Cancer Institute: http://newstjohns.org/Oncology/JWCI/How_To_Help/Make_a_Gift.aspx
Show your support and help save lives!
@Pink and Dallas Green (@cityandcolour) have teamed up to form You + Me. The new single, ‘you and me’ is due out tomorrow 9/9 via http://www.youplusmeofficial.com/
Album release date: October 19th
From A Closet In Norway (Oslo Blues)
Love Gone Wrong
You and Me
Break the Cycle
No Ordinary Love
This November Andrew will be releasing a book celebrating the past 12 years of working with P!nk! Andrew has been hard at work putting together this book and collaborating with @smogdesign for the final piece.
Some of Andrew’s recent work with P!nk includes:
Photo on Billboard Magazine (Woman of the Year):
Back in 2002 for Cosmopolitan Magazine UK:
2003 for Try This Album:
This is fantastic news and we cannot wait to see this book! Thank You Andrew & P!nk!
Get your official @Pink merchandise here @BravadoUSA: http://pink.shop.bravadousa.com/
#TBT @Pink in New York City - Flash Mob Performance April 2006.
Watch video of, “I Have Seen The Rain” w/Mr J.T. Moore: http://youtu.be/mJrftgq6KKw