Music News – Monday December 18

December 18, 2017 - 7:15am

JOE JONAS SAYS WE CAN EXPECT NEW DNCE MUSIC 'IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS': After a whirlwind year that included getting engaged to Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner and touring with Bruno Mars, Joe Jonas says he's ready to release new music with DNCE next year. "It seems like any day off that I have in the last six or seven months, I've been in the studio," he tells People. "I've been really inspired currently and we've been developing a growth of sound for us." He adds, "I would say for sure in the next six months you'll hear something new from us." In the meantime he'll be enjoying the holidays with his new fiance.

SIA, CHARLIE PUTH & MORE TO PERFORM DURING 'THE VOICE' SEASON 13 FINALE: N.E.R.D. is set to appear on The Voice Season 13 finale. The band, led by Pharrell Williams, who served as a judge on The Voice from Season 7 to 10, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley will perform their single "Lemon" from their latest disc, NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES. Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, Sia and Charlie Puth are also scheduled to perform on the star-studded finale as well. Alicia Keys, who will be returning to The Voice as coach next season, will make an appearance to introduce last season's winner, Chris Blue, who will perform his new single, "Blue Blood Blues." The episode airs Tuesday on NBC.

SAM SMITH CONCERT SPECIAL DEBUTS ON APPLE MUSIC: Apple Music has released an intimate concert special called The Thrill of It All Live, featuring Sam Smith's recent London gig celebrating the release of his sophomore album. The concert features Sam performing his new hits, like "Too Good at Goodbyes," with the backing of a choir. He also performs some of his old favorites and puts a new spin on his 2013 song with Disclosure, "Latch." Last month, Apple Music aired a short film chronicling the making of Sam's album, titled On the Record: Sam Smith - The Thrill of It All. It featured behind-the-scenes footage, along with interviews from Sam.

SAM HUNT SHARES MOODY COVER OF 'THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND': Sam Hunt has shared a somber new version of "This Land is Your Land." Hunt's moody reading of Woody Guthrie's American standard is taken from the soundtrack of new Will Smith movie, Bright. The soundtrack is out now and features many big names and big-name collaborations.


The Trailer For Sam Smith's Concert Special:

Sam Hunt's "This Land is Your Land":