EMILY JAMES SHARES ‘NOBODY’S BABY’
Today, February 2nd, 2018, LA based singer-songwriter, Emily James, shares “Nobody’s Baby,” the third single from her highly anticipated debut album, Til the Morning. “Nobody’s Baby” follows the release of both “Lion’s Den” and “If Walls Could Talk” and reveals a refreshing, bold side to Emily.
Today, February 2nd, 2018, Australian singer LUNA released her music video for “My Blues” off her upcoming debut album, “BAD.” In “My Blues,” LUNA gives listeners a taste for just how honest, open, and vulnerable she can be – touching on heavy experiences of severe depression, mental illness, suicide contemplation, and feelings of isolation.
BUNJI GARLIN X SHENSEEA “BIG BAD SOCA 2018” OUT NOW
VP Records artist Bunji Garlin and dancehall vixen Shenseea, have collaborated right in time for the peak period of Trinidad & Tobago’s 2018 Carnival Season with a remix to his 2017 hit single “Big Bad Soca”, out today for streaming and download. Produced by Jus Now, the fusion of Shenseea’s energetic vocals with Bunji’s iconic captivating sound gives listeners a 3-minute earful of carnival vibes. The two will perform the song for the first time next Wednesday, February 7, leading into Trinidad Carnival. The event will be co-headlined with breakout rapper/entertainer Cardi B and feature Fay Ann Lyons, Voice, Lyrikal, Shal and Patrice.
IAMX Releases Intense New Electronic Rock Album ‘Alive in New Light’
Emerging from an intense depression that fuelled his last two albums, Chris Corner AKA IAMX (Co-Founder of Sneaker Pimps) premiered the title track from his forthcoming LP release ‘Alive In New Light’ on ABC’s ‘How To Get Away With Murder’. As a thank you to loyal fans who helped inspire perhaps the “Happiest song he’s ever written”, IAMX shared the single on all of IAMX’s social media sites.
A truly dense and obliterating offering both musically and thematically, the ten-track Lightbringer centers itself on mankind’s utter failure in finding inner strength and the meaningless trust in fake ideologies. “Faith is, more or less, a consequence of fear and ignorance,” elaborates the band. “Mankind’s quest for meaning is greater than their ability to understand that we hold the key to our own potential and inner strength. This act against the original plan of The Elders and The Wise has led mankind to the brink of their own intellectual extinction. To survive, mankind must abandon the power of religious dogmas and evolve by the strength from one’s inner self. Time has come for the Lightbringer to enthrone and steer man back to the path of free thought and prove wrong their false choices (the reason for current global chaos). Now is time for the new world order. It won’t be divine.”
Iconic American singer, songwriter and performer Don McLean is set to release his new album Botanical Gardens on March 23rd 2018 via BMG.
With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, his prowess for writing timeless songs is once again captured on Botanical Gardens, as he artfully weaves country, Americana, folk, and boot stomping rock for an eclectic, yet American sound that he is known for.
Tee Grizzley drops new video “Colors”
Detroit breakout star Tee Grizzley has released his new song and video, “Colors”. Tee had a monumental 2017 and hasn’t let up since his explosive debut song “First Day Out”, which is now RIAA Platinum-certified. With over 540 million streams to his name, co-signs from Jay-Z and LeBron James, his acclaimed debut project My Moment and recently-released collaborative mixtape Bloodas with Lil Durk all under his belt in under a year. Watch “Colors” below and stay tuned for more coming this year.
WE WERE SHARKS DELIVER “HOTEL BEDS”
WE WERE SHARKS is proving once again that pop-punk is not dead with the colorful premiere of their new music video “Hotel Beds.” Just weeks away from the release of their upcoming album Lost Touch, these tenacious Canadians hit the road starting February 2, marking their third tour since signing to Victory Records. Lost Touch will be available everywhere on February 23, 2018.
Balkan Bump & Talib Kweli Release New Single “Aymo” Out Today Via Lowtemp
Balkan Bump is the newest project from trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist Will Magid. Balkan Bump launched to an unexpecting audience in late 2017 with his debut track “Aymo” alongside superstar collaborators Gramatik and Talib Kweli. Finding an affinity based in his own Balkan roots, Gramatik has championed the new project; debuting Balkan Bump’s first live performance at Gramatik’s anticipated NYE show at Terminal 5; taking Balkan Bump’s live show on the road for the Spring 2018 Re:Coil tour; and releasing Balkan Bump’s debut EP via his Lowtemp label imprint.
Manchester Orchestra Shares Ra Ra Riot & Slow Dancer Remixes of “The Gold”
Manchester Orchestra today shared two new versions of their hit single “The Gold” — remixes by Ra Ra Riot and Slow Dancer. Ra Ra Riot co-founder Milo Bonacci says of the bass-heavy, electronic reworking, “As a fan of Manchester Orchestra, I was thrilled to find new character in such inspiring source material. The original tracking was super high quality and it was a lot of fun to flip it upside down and turn it inside out.”
Slow Dancer’s reimagination of “The Gold” showcases its soulful elements, adding clean tremolo guitars above a waltz drum groove. Frontman Simon Okely says, “I did this in New York whilst mending a broken heart. It helped me through a lot. It’s the soundtrack to that time for me.”
“‘I Carry The Weight On My Wings’ is about the struggle that it takes to overcome your personal impediments, and the emotional toll it takes as you learn from your own persistent failure,” explains drummer/co-vocalist Jake Beaver. “Sometimes being fully aware of your shortcomings yet unable to construct a way to fix them is a weight of degradation; especially if that shortcoming is a severe one. It can project negative self worth and a false inability to get better. I think everyone deals with at least one thing in their life that they just wish was never a part of them. It’s just a matter of how hard they will try and rise above it, even through many failed attempts.”
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“What was fun about this remix was merging two worlds together that showcases who I am, my world,” A.CHAL explains to Complex. “Nicky Jam and 2 Chainz are both iconic in their own space. Nicky Jam is someone I’d hear at all the reggaeton parties I used to go to during the summer time. 2 Chainz is one of my favorite rappers and a legend in the South. As for me, I fall right in the middle because I was bred from all that. Being able to bridge the gap between these two worlds is something that just comes natural and authentic for me.”
Lonesome cowboy Dusty Rust back with new album “Stolen Horse”
Dusty Rust is a Neo Honky Tonk performer crawling out from under the music hub of Kansas City, MO. His sound brings a lot of twang to the urban streets and taverns where he’s often heard, one such place being The Westport Saloon. 52 times a year you can hear him playing homage to the golden days of country music from Hank Williams that can journey all the way through the outlaw movement and into underground 80’s country.
Mélissa Laveaux release “Lè Monte Chwal Mwen”
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Mélissa Laveaux today releases ‘Lè Ma Monte Chwal Mwen’, the latest new track to emerge from her forthcoming album, ‘Radyo Siwèl’ due out via Nø Førmat! on March 23rd.
Young Lyric “I Got The Juice” Produced By DJ X.O
At only 17 she’s already preformed all over the The United States and starred in a nationally syndicated television show “The Rap Game” with Jermaine Dupri in it’s debut season on The Lifetime Network. Her stardom has never let up and this new effort is a collabo with the hottest producer in Texas DJ X.O. (Off The Lot) and features tracks with several other hot young acts including T-Wayne, DJ Wavy and Lil Poopy who also appeared on the Rap Game. All fans of young rap will recognize her name and take notice when they hear the catchy chorus of “ICE” or “Juice” and the heartfelt “I Want You”. Hear the NEW SOUND of Texas now!
Ohio’s THE PLOT IN YOU have released the video for their third single “DISPOSABLE FIX”, off their fourth studio album DISPOSE, out February 16 through Fearless Records.
The track serves as the cornerstone for the album, showcasing the anthemic alternative rock direction of lead singer-songwriter Landon Tewers. Fans can pre-order DISPOSE here.
LIVVIA is a singer, songwriter, dancer, pianist and guitar player. When she was in her late teens, she toured internationally as a solo artist with such artists as Jessie J., Meghan Trainor, The Jonas Brothers, and more. When not working on her music, LIVVIA is completing her degree in Economics from the prestigious University of California, Berkeley.
Tyler Childers confirmed for “Stagecoach Spotlight Tour”
Tyler Childers will extend his nationwide tour this spring as part of the “Stagecoach Spotlight Tour,” which includes stops at Denver’s Gothic Theatre, Portland’s Wonder Ballroom, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall (two nights), Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre (already sold out) and Phoenix’s Crescent Ballroom among many others. Tickets are now on-sale. He’ll also join John Prine for multiple shows this spring as well as Margo Price for two sold-out shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
NASHVILLE’S GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER FEMKE RELEASES “4 LETTER WORDS”
A native of the Netherlands and a current resident of Nashville, Femke Weidema who releases music as Femke, wears a lot of creative hats. She is a songwriter, a composer, a producer, an artist and a label president. She has won the ASCAP Harold Adamson award, studied with Lin Manual Miranda for a short summer at Chicago’s Northwestern University with the Johnny Mercer Foundation, worked for Richard Gibbs and Don Grusin while also working at Hans Zimmer’s Prestigious Remote Control studios in Los Angeles, and is the recipient of a Latin Grammy. As a musician she sang with Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus on the soundtrack for Fired Up, played accordion on several indie movies, played guitar and programmed on ABC’s 10 Things I Hate About You and scored a season of Disney’s Binny Under Geist. She is also the subject of the Dutch Documentary series Don’t Dream, Do!, about her success as a producer in Nashville.
BIG BOI CAST IN THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED SONY FEATURE SUPERFLY
Grammy award-winning musician and actor Big Boi has been cast in Sony’s upcoming remake of the classic 1972 film, Superfly. He will play the role of Mayor Atkins, and will co-star alongside Allen Maldonado (Black-ish), Trevor Jackson (Grown-ish) and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton).
Alex Tse (Watchmen) will pen the screenplay based on the original Gordon Parks Jr.-directed Blaxploitation crime drama, which follows an African American cocaine dealer who tries to secure one more deal before getting out of the business. Music video aficionado Director X is attached to direct while Joel Silver (The Matrix, Lethal Weapon) is set to produce with hip-hop superstar Future, who will also curate the soundtrack. The movie is slated to bow in theaters this summer.