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Austin Mahone “The Secret” EP Is Out Now!

When we first heard Austin Mahone’s “Say Something” and
“Say You’re Just A Friend”, we instantly loved his classic pop sound (We’ve never been happier that we actually clicked on an Amazon music suggestion.)  But it was his hit single from last summer, “What About Love,” with its 90s sound and the video’s sweet choreography, that earned him the nickname “the one man boy band.”

Austin Mahone succeeds where others have yet to venture – filling the 90s boy band void in our hearts! (We’re talking real, dancing boy bands)!  His debut EP, “The Secret,” out this week, draws inspiration from and gives more than a few nods to 90s boy bands like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys.  Songs like “Secret”, “Next To You”, and “Til I Find You” all have those classic throwback elements from the blaring bass in the chorus to the breakdowns that are just begging for a slow lean and pop, *NSYNC style.  If you have Backstreet Boys’ “The Call” stuck in your head after hearing Austin’s EP, we did too.  The (kind of) title track, “Secret” shows off the flashy bass line and synths that sound like an early Backstreet/*NSYNC track that never made the album cut – like that weird *NSYNC song that only got released in Germany.

Austin’s slow jams whole-heartedly channel the likes of 98 Degrees and O-Town (who are reuniting by the way).  While every album needs a good love song,  some of these might fall short of a 98 Degrees  “Because Of You”.  Those are big shoes to fill but Mahone took a chance and reached for it, and we have to give him major brownie points for trying!

Watch Austin Mahone perform “Shadow” live on the Today Show!

Grab your copy of Austin Mahone’s “The Secret” on iTunes or Amazon now!  Be sure to catch Ausin Mahone this summer on tour with The Vamps!  Get all the details here!

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The Friday Five: Memorial Day Playlist

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  We’re sure many of you (including us) are traveling for the long weekend, so here is our playlist of the songs we plan to drive around blasting to celebrate the official start of summer.

1.  Austin Mahone – “Next To You”
Austin just released this track from his debut album “The Secret,” out next week!  And we’ve been listening to it nonstop. (Literally like 10 times in a row).   He’s said that his album was influenced by the boy bands of the 90s, and it’s evident in this track.  We can’t wait to see what moves Austin the one-man boy band has planned for this one!

2. Dan + Shay – “Sway”
We heard this unreleased track at the Dan + Shay + You acoustic session, and found ourselves instantly swaying and singing along.   Dan and Shay said this song, which they played here for the first time ever, would likely be on their next album.  Lucky for you (and us) we caught it on video!

3.  The Vamps – “Somebody To You”
As soon as we heard this song, we had a feeling it would be The Vamps’ next single.  And we were right!  What we weren’t expecting is for Demi Lovato to be featured on the track.  They’ve teamed up for what’s sure to be a mega-hit for the British band.  Hopefully all the radio play this song is getting will lead to the long awaited US release date for The Vamps album!

4. Hunter Hayes – “Tattoo”
We cannot say enough good things about Hunter Hayes.  Not only is he extremely talented (he can play over 30 instruments) he’s also kind and humble.  We love this track off of his new album, “Storyline,” which is likely to be the second single off the album.  This song will stick with you,  even the first time you hear it…just like a tattoo!

5. AJR – “After Hours”
Their first single “I’m Ready,” is on track to be a big hit this summer, but we love all of AJR’s songs, especially this track off of their “I’m Ready EP.”  It’s fun, catchy, and has a horn section.  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: AJR’s unique sound just makes us excited about music.  We can’t wait for their debut album due out later this summer!

 

Austin Mahone Premieres “Next To You,” From Debut Album “The Secret!”

It feels like we’ve taken forever to get here, but we are finally less than ONE WEEK away from the release of Austin Mahone’s debut album, “The Secret!”

Austin just unveiled another track off the album called “Next To You,” and it’s AMAZING.  It has the 90s boy band sound that Austin the one man boy band has been channeling, but with a modern edge.  We cannot wait to see him perform this one live. (P.S. please play it next weekend at BLI Summer Jam!)

The track almost sounds like someone had written it for *NSYNC back in the day, dusted it off, and updated for Austin.  Listen closely – can’t you just picture that classic *NSYNC lean and drop in the choreography?

You can pre-order “The Secret” on iTunes now and get an instant download of “MMM Yeah,” “Till I Find You,” and “All I Ever Need!”  The full album, including “Next To You,” will be released on Tuesday, May 27th!

Tune into the Today Show on Monday, May 26th to see Austin perform live!  (Or if you’re in NYC, get to Rockefeller Center by 6AM and see him in person!)

Be sure to follow Austin Mahone & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Austin Mahone Releases “All I Ever Need” from Debut Album “The Secret”

We’re just two weeks away from the release of Austin Mahone’s debut album, “The Secret!”  He just premiered a new track, “All I Ever Need.”  It’s much slower than other singles we’ve heard from Austin so far, but every one man boy band needs a slow jam.  Listen below!

You can pre-order “The Secret” now and instantly get tracks “MMM Yeah,” “Till I Find You,” and “All I Ever Need!”  Austin will be going on tour this summer to support the album – he’ll kick off the Today Show Toyota Concert Series on May 26th in NYC, followed by shows in Europe and then a headlining tour across North America with The Vamps.  Tickets are on sale now!

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Austin Mahone European Tour Dates!

We’re just 19 days from the release of Austin’s debut album, “The Secret” and we can hardly wait!   You’ll have plenty of chances to see Austin this summer, from his Today Show Summer Concert Series kickoff on Memorial Day, to a set at 106.1 BLI’s Summer Jam at Jones Beach!   And for all you Mahomies in Europe,  Austin just announced new tour dates!

Austin Mahone Summer 2014 European Tour Dates
June 23rd – Indigo 2 – London, England – Buy Tickets
June 25th – Le Trabendo – Paris, France – Buy Tickets 
June 27th – C Club – Berlin, Germany – Buy Tickets
June 28th – Gloria – Cologne, Germany – Buy Tickets

Tickets for the London show are on sale now; Paris and Germany shows go on sale later this week.  You can also get a VIP Soundcheck package where you can meet Austin before the show!

Visit AustinMahone.com for all the details & join Mahomie High for pre-sale access!  And if you’re lucky enough to be meeting the one man boyband on tour, make sure you read our Fangirl Handbook for tips on how to make the most of it!

Austin will be kicking off his North American tour with The Vamps in July.  Check out all the dates here!

Be sure to follow Austin Mahone & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

 

Austin Mahone Reveals “The Secret” Tracklisting!

The wait is finally over!  Pre-orders are now live for Austin Mahone’s debut album, “The Secret!”  The album, one of our most anticipated of the year, is due on May 27th, but you can download the tracks “MMM YEAH” and “Till I Find You” now!

We’re so excited to finally have a studio version of “Till I Find You,” which we were instantly singing along to the first time we heard it on the Artist to Watch Tour.  We love the 90s pop sound of this song – perfect for the one man boyband Austin Mahone!

“The Secret” Tracklisting
1. Till I Find You
2. Next to You
3. MMM YEAH ft Pitbull
4. Secret
5. Can’t Fight This Love
6.  All I Ever Need
7. The One I’ve Waited For
8. Shadow

Austin will be heading out on his first big headlining tour this summer with The Vamps!  He’ll also be having a show in London at indig02 on June 23rd, tickets go on sale next week!

You can also catch Austin at the 106.1 BLI Summer Jam at Jones Beach on June 1st!

Meeting Austin on tour, or need some advice on buying tickets?  Check out our Fangirl Handbook!

Be sure to follow Austin Mahone and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

The Friday Five: Songs On Repeat This Week

1. Jackson Guthy – Pretty Lady
We were introduced to Jackson Guthy on the BTR Summer Break Tour last summer and after sitting through his set two times, we were totally into every single song by the third go around! His songs are infectious and catchy. Get to the 5SOS tour early because Jackson is definitely an opening act you’ll want to know. Grab a copy of Jackson’s new song “Young & Single” on iTunes now!

2. The Vamps – Girls On TV
At their first headlining show here in NYC, The Vamps played a few new songs from their debut album “Meet The Vamps” (out now in Ireland, the UK and most of Europe on Monday!). One of those was Girls On TV. It’s got a reggae feel, but still displays The Vamps acoustic driven sound. Pick up a copy of “Meet The Vamps” on iTunes UK now! Check out all of their signings around the UK this week HERE!

3. Cody Simpson – Surfboard
One of our favorite stars on this seasons Dancing With The Stars, Cody Simpson, released his new single “SURFBOARD” to great reviews. It’s been on constant repeat in the fangirl office since it dropped. Pick up a copy of “SURFBOARD” on iTunes and don’t forget to watch and vote for Cody on DWTS every Monday.

4. Austin Mahone – MMMYeah
We can’t say enough awesome things about Austin Mahone but we’ll keep trying. The one man boyband recently celebrated his 18th birthday by announcing his debut album “The Secret” as well as announcing a headlining tour featuring The Vamps and Fifth Harmony. Tickets are on sale now and with every ticket order, you receive a digital copy of Austin’s album!

5. 5SOS – She Looks So Perfect
5 Seconds Of Summer kick off their North American headlining tour today and what better way to celebrate their EP debuting in the top spot on the Billboard Digital Albums Chart! Like Billboard, we totally dig their power pop punk sound and we can’t wait to see them in NYC. Pick up a copy of the US Edition of the “She Looks So Perfect EP” on iTunes and sing along all summer long!