Miranda Cosgrove, singer, actress and star of hit Nickelodeon show iCarly, will release her new EP, entitled High Maintenance, on March 15, 2011, on Columbia Records. The five-track EP is Miranda’s first collection of songs since her 2010 debut album, Sparks Fly, which debuted inside the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The High Maintenance EP is a pop-rock whirlwind, complete with sing-along choruses, candy-coated vocals and dance floor friendly beats.
The infectious hit lead single “Dancing Crazy,” written by Max Martin and Avril Lavigne, has already debuted on the Top 40 chart after only three weeks at radio. Miranda Cosgrove is proving to be a renaissance woman at the tender age of seventeen.
Title track “High Maintenance” sees Miranda trading tongue-in-cheek vocals about her carefree, fun-loving ways with Rivers Cuomo, who contributed as a songwriter and producer to the track. From the sentimental ballad “Kiss You Up” to the explosive, electronic “Sayonara” this album shows Miranda’s true versatility as an artist embracing multiple styles and influences.
Miranda and her band are currently on the road lighting up dark winter nights in cities from coast to coast with her Dancing Crazy Tour. Greyson Chance, YouTube sensation and the first artist signed to Ellen DeGeneres’ record label, eleveneleven, is opening on all dates.
Born and raised in California, Miranda Cosgrove, the chic, multi-talented 17-year-old, has been moving full throttle ahead as her Hollywood star has been quickly rising. She gave a charming performance of holiday favorite “Last Christmas” during TNT’s prestigious annual Christmas in Washington special last December. In addition to releasing Sparks Fly earlier this year, which resulted in a Teen Choice Award nomination for “Breakout Female Artist” and a riveting NBC Today Show performance on Rockefeller Plaza, Miranda’s film and TV career has been moving full throttle ahead in 2010. She contributed her voice to the Golden Globe nominated animated summer blockbuster film Despicable Me, signed on as a spokeswoman for Neutrogena, made an appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and guest starred on CBS’s award winning drama The Good Wife.
Lead single “Dancing Crazy” is currently streaming here.
High Maintenance EP tracklisting:
Face of Love
Kiss You Up
Remaining Miranda Cosgrove tour dates:
*Greyson Chance opens on all dates
February 15 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
February 16 Tampa, FL @ Tampa Theatre
February 17 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
February 19 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
February 20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
February 23 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
February 24 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
February 25 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia