Coldplay Releases New Song and Album Details [AUDIO]


Coldplay gave us some of the best music news of the year! The band released a new single titled “Adventure Of A Lifetime” and announced that their seventh album, A Head Full Of Dreams, will be released on Friday, December 4. 

The album was recorded in Malibu, Los Angeles and London and was produced by Norwegian duo Stargate along with Rik Simpson. The great thing is that it features more guests than any previous album including Beyoncé, Noel Gallagher, Tove Lo and Merry Clayton.

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Music Monday: The Maine – “Miles Away”

Happy Monday music lovers!

Tonight’s “Music Monday” selection comes from The Maine and their new single “Miles Away” that was released last week.

The fun, up-beat jam has a killer chorus that makes you bob your head up and down and throw your arms up in the air. All throughout I catch myself tapping my foot and thanks to the lyric video above I can sing along.

“I didn’t ever want to come down, from that West Coast rush and summer high, and easy, peaceful sense of time, (I feel so alive).”

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Music Monday: Dashboard Confessional Reunites for Third Eye Blind Tour


Well isn’t this a great start to a new week!

Dashboard Confessional is reuniting and now I can play “Hands Down” on repeat. Thanks to Third Eye Blind and their new Summer tour, our favorite pop-rock, heart-swooning bad is getting back together. Lead singer Chris Carrabba has just informed fans that he is getting back on the road making this their first gig in five years.

Dashboard will be on the entire 38 city-tour that starts May 29 and ends July 26 and you bet your tush that I will try and go to this!

Here is the pop-rocker giving us the news himself on his Facebook page.

“It’s been a while since you’ve heard anything from Dashboard Confessional, and I thought it might be time to change that. So, what’s new with you? Got any big plans this summer? I got a feeling I know what I’ll be up to.”

And that’s not all!

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Music Monday: ‘Animals’ by Maroon 5


That is all I can say about the new music video for “Animals” from Maroon 5.

The sizzling vid takes us to a whole other level that honestly we were not expecting but we kinda dig…no? maybe? OK fine, maybe too far.

Anyways, the song is a HIT and I can’t get it out of my head. It’s on constant repeat and overall I have to say that Maroon 5’s latest album, “V,” is pretty awesome.

ALSO SEE: MUSIC MONDAY –  Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora “Black Widow”

It already reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts and “Maps” and “Animals” are heating up the airwaves. But let’s get back to the video.

Behati Prinsloo, wife of Adam Levine, stars as the innocent prey of stalkerish Levine. He is UB-sessed, does the usual following, picture taking, admiring, imagines being with her and then things get super freaky!

ALSO SEE: MUSIC MONDAY – ‘Lost Stars’ – Adam Levine/Keira Knightley from ‘Begin Again’

Blood, sex, sweat and tears are the theme here and the lyrics don’t “lie, lie, lie, lie…you can’t deny, ny, ny, ny.”

Watch for yourself and tell me what ya think!

xoxo Liz Cal.

Music Monday: Keira Knightley “Like A Fool” Begin Again

This weekend I literally got blown away by how amazing, inspiring and beautiful “Begin Again” was. The new indie film starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine was nothing less than perfection.

Seriously though, not many people I told knew about this movie but I highly recommend it. It made all the emotions I could feel come out and it told such a beautiful life story about growing up, going after your dreams, change and what would you do if it all happened to you and you had to choose, fame, money, career and/or love.

That wasn’t even the half of it though. What made me go bonkers and bananas for it was the music. The pure, raw, emotional music and lyrics that came out of Keira Knightley was luminous and outstanding. She is a gem! Every single song she sang was incredibly put together and I commend the writers and musicians that worked on this soundtrack because I am totally buying it.

Now this song, “Like A Fool,” was one of my favorites, no joke in the movie it almost made me cry…ok it might have. But just listen to it and let me know what you think.

Happy Monday peeps!

❤ L.C.

Music Monday: “We Are One (Ole Ola)” by Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez

Last week the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was released.

“We Are One (Ole Ola)” is an up-beat, festive and fun song by the dynamic duo we – ok I  love, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. Also part of the fun is Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte.

The World Cup will begin June 16 in Brazil where the trio will perform the song together for the first time as part of the opening ceremony.

The music video for this hit will be released later this month and you bet your sweet cheeks that I will have it here for you on La Vida Liz.

On May 12th the World Cup album will be released and you can look at the track list below.

‘One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album’ Tracklisting:

1. Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte – We Are One (Ole Ola) (The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup TM Song)
2. Santana & Wyclef feat. Avicii & Alexandre Pires – Dar Um Jeito (We Will Find A Way) (The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup TM Anthem)
3. Arlindo Cruz – Tatu Bom De Bola (The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup TM Mascot Song)}
4. Ricky Martin – Vida (Spanglish Version)
5. David Correy – The World Is Ours
6. Psirico – Lepo Lepo
7. Sérgio Mendes & Carlinhos Brown – One Nation
8. Shakira – La La La (Brazil 2014) feat. Carlinhos Brown
9. The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing (Studio Rio Version)
10. Bebel Gilberto and Lang Lang – Tico Tico
11. Adelén – Olé (Stadium Anthem Mix)
12. Magic! – This Is Our Time (Agora e’a nossa horra)
13. Baha Men – Night & Day (Carnival Mix)
14. Rodrigo Alexey feat. Preta Gil – Go, Gol

Now sing it with me peeps, “Ole Ola…Ole Ola”

Music Video Monday: “Can’t Remember To Forget You” – Shakira Feat. Rihanna

Hot, cigars, and bodacious bods are just some key words to describe this music video. You can also add, spicy, sexual, and oh man!

“Can’t Remember To Forget You” by Shakira featuring Rihanna has been out for a while now but with less than two weeks of the music video being out it already has over 105 million views. But I mean come on, it’s obvious why! These ladies are hot!

Check out the video and enjoy the catchy song.

A Little Bit of Inspiration, If I Do Say So Myself: Lose Yourself

So I guess I should announce that I got a new job as a writer/reporter for a new start-up website. This is super exciting for me as it would be my first “career” position and the title just puts a great smile on my face.

While it will be a challenge, it’s a challenge that will benefit me for my future. So why the Eminem video? Well for starters, I do love me some Slim Shady, but the lyrics are also pretty inspirational, minus the cussing but you catch my drift. Let’s check out my favorite lines:

“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity,
to seize everything you ever wanted, one moment,
would you capture it or just let it slip?”

Really though, would you capture the opportunity or be too afraid to take it? I took it!

“The moment, you own it, you better never let it go.
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow.
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.”

You never know what life will bring you, so take chances, take the risk and see how life unfolds.

“Success is my only motherfucking option, failure’s not” … Self explanatory.

“You can do anything you set your mind to, man”… or woman! You do you! And while you’re at it achieve those goals.

🙂 Happy Friday

Music Monday: Bruno Mars – 2014 Halftime Performance

Killing it doesn’t even begin to describe what Bruno Mars did at the 48th Super Bowl Halftime Show.

While many were thinking it was never going to measure up to last year’s Beyoncé show, they were right. But, in all honesty Bruno Mars did a spectacular job and it was classic and beautiful. No raunchy, no twerking, just plain, good ‘ol fashion music with a little soul.

I mean did you see his sweet dance moves and snazzy gold blazer? His voice speaks volumes and his melodies transcend any booty shakin beat. This was an outstanding performance, suitable for anyone and everyone. The Red Hot Chili Peppers added a rock vibe but we know it was Bruni’s show and I must say I enjoyed every minute of it.

Re-watch or watch his performance for the first time and just sit back and relax.

Music Monday: “Get Lucky” Daft Punk

Why not celebrate Daft Punk’s great victory from last night’s Grammy’s with the song that started their comeback!

“Get Lucky” came out about 9 months ago and this baby was booming on all the airwaves. This hit song and album, “Random Access Memories” earned them 4 Grammys with the honor of having Album of the Year.

Take a listen and jam out!