Of the album, NPR Music praises, “…Andrews now places supple, expressive vocal performances front and center in handsomely melodic compositions and folk-rock arrangements with soft country, soul and pop accents” and goes on to assert, “A big part of what gives these ten songs their grounded power is Andrews’ attentiveness to how external hardships can feed inner turmoil, and how difficult it is bearing deprivation in utter isolation. She doesn’t just tell us these truths; she makes us feel them poignantly, and right on time.”
PREP Share video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’
PREP have aired the new video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, the first single to arrive from their forthcoming EP ‘Cold Fire’, due out in April 2018. Directed by Tuixen Benet (also behind the choreography for Tame Impala’s ‘The Less I Know The Better’ clip), ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ is the first new music from PREP since the hotly-tipped Londoners’ debut EP ‘Futures’, released in 2016 alongside 4 Hype Machine hits, an AlunaGeorge remix and radio plays across Radio, 1Xtra and Beats 1, with over 7 million streams online.
“Done For Me,” which sees Puth being joined by GRAMMY® nominated R&B sensation and Atlantic labelmate Kehlani, is the latest single released from Puth’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, Voicenotes, which is set to arrive on May 11th and is available now for pre-order.
Voicenotes is the follow-up to Puth’s RIAA Platinum-certified first album Nine Track Mind, which made a remarkable chart debut upon its 2016 release, hitting #5 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums Chart, fueled by the 2x RIAA Platinum-certified top 40 smashes, “One Call Away” and “Marvin Gaye (featuring Meghan Trainor),” as well as the 3x RIAA Platinum-certified “We Don’t Talk Anymore (featuring Selena Gomez).” A worldwide phenomenon, the album reached #1 on iTunes charts in 28 countries around the globe.
Today, coveted U.K. beat-makers Snakehips release new single “Cruzin'” featuring St Rulez, which is available now at all digital retail providers via Sony Music U.K./RCA Records. The track is also included on the duo’s upcoming Stay Home Tapes EP, which is set for release April 6th. The EP is a 6-track production which embodies the diverse and dynamic nature of Snakehips’ classic sound and features a range of vocalists including Jeremih & Amine, Knox Brown & Chaz French, Elbee Thrie and Jay Prince.
Atlanta Rapper Trouble Signs To Ear Drummer/Interscope Records
Atlanta-bred rapper Trouble has signed a joint venture with Interscope Records and Mike WiLL Made-It’s Ear Drummer Records, home to platinum-selling, award-winning hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd. This spring, Trouble will release his new mixtape Edgewood via Ear Drummer Records/Interscope Records. “Real Is Rare,” a cut from the mixtape produced by Mike WiLL Made-It is out today along with an accompanying video.
BLACK SALVATION: The Obelisk Debuts “Breathing Hands” Video
German psychedelic, hard rock trio BLACK SALVATION shares their new video for “Breathing Hands” today via The Obelisk. The track comes by way of their impending full-length album Uncertainty Is Bliss, set for release via Relapse Records next month.
East London electro beat masters Crooked Teeth share new release, ‘Mountain Song’
Characteristic of Crooked Teeth’s dancefloor intent and taste for hefty sonics, the colossal metronomic pulse of ‘Mountain Song’ anchors layers of synth that swirl with astral melody runs. It is a song, the band admit, which “really took shape live. We tried to build it into a wall of technicolour noise, a disorienting mirror to modern life, simultaneously energising and mentally overwhelming.”
Today, rising artist and rhythmic songstress Toni Romiti premiered the visual for her recently released single, “Never Thought” featuring artist and entertainer DC Young Fly. As premiered on PAPER this morning; the “Never Thought” video is tied to her highly anticipated upcoming EP titled TOMBOY; her first major label release since signing with RCA Records earlier this year. The 9 track EP will be available to stream across all music platforms tomorrow, March 16th.
Symphonic metal group GRAVESHADOW unveils new song from M-Theory Audio debut
The Sacramento-based quintet GRAVESHADOW – who deftly mix symphonic/gothic metal with elements of doom, thrash and epic progressive power metal – have released a riveting new track from their forthcoming M-Theory Audio debut, Ambition’s Price, due out April 13. The song “Doorway To Heaven” can be heard at this location.
Vic Mensa & Valee share new video ft. Chance The Rapper cameo
Vic Mensa grabs the newest G.O.O.D MUSIC signee Valee for their track “DIM-SUM”. The video features cameos by Chance The Rapper, Smoko Ono & Ugly Eddie, and directed by Azae Productions. The track is produced by Apex Martin, co-produced by Mike Dean and Cubeatz.
Said The Whale Share Unreleased Track “Congratulations”
JUNO Award winning chart-toppers Said The Whale have announced a deluxe edition release of their 2017 LP As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide via Hidden Pony Records. Released one year after the original on March 30, the album will include 10 additional tracks, 5 B-sides, 4 acoustic versions, and 1 new cover song. To celebrate the release, the band has shared one of the previously unreleased tracks “Congratulations”.
Montreal-based four-piece, Bodywash, shared their new single, “Eye To Eye,” today in an exclusive premiere with The 405. Eye to Eye was produced by Nigel Ward (Seoul) as well as mixed by Austin Tufts & Taylor Smith (Braids). Their debut full length, Comforter (also produced and mixed by the same team as Eye to Eye) is scheduled for a 2018-2019 release.
RAPTURE NAS + DAVE EAST AND T.I. Trailer Debut OUT NOW
From Mass Appeal, Rapture stares directly into the bright light that hip hop culture shines on the world and doesn’t blink. Throughout 8 episodes and featuring a diverse swath of artists — Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz andJust Blaze – Rapture dives into the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd.
As Starebaby, the latest LP from New York City-based drummer DAN WEISS, nears early April release through acclaimed jazz label Pi Recordings, the first single has been issued. The album’s fourth track, “Badalamenti” – titled in homage to Twin Peaks’ scoring composer, Angelo Badalamenti – has been premiered at Brooklyn Vegan.
In 2017, singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Chris McClenney, added a number of firsts to his resume including his first Grammy nomination for co-writing credits on Khalid’s chart-topping single “Location,” a residency at famed NYC jazz club Blue Note, the release of his critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Portrait In Two,’ and clocked in over a million plays on his cover of Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” for Spotify. Having now wrapped a monumental year in his career, McClenney is now ready to kick off the new year with a brand new single titled “sidetoside.”
Wolfe Jackson Shares New Single “Photographs”
Wolfe Jackson is thrilled to release his latest single “Photographs!” The piano driven song is perfectly fulfilled by Wolfe’s soulful, but tender, vocal and deeply personal lyricism. The track builds from a simple singer-songwriter tune to a gorgeous, full-fledged ballad, equipped with a string section and a dazzling falsetto moment from the emerging Americana artist.
Fuse’s new digital series, Lie Detector!
Music’s biggest artists are in the hot seat for Fuse’s new digital series, Lie Detector. Find out if hip hop megastar Rich Homie Quan has a secret bank account in a revealing conversation, where the truth will set him free. The episode premiered today on the Fuse YouTube channel.
Tune in as dad Corey fires a round of probing questions to Rich Homie Quan about cheating in relationships, fatherhood, and collaborating with Taylor Swift – all while hooked up to a polygraph. Tables turn when his father enters the hot seat and his son learns just how much money he spends at the strip club, and if he thinks his son is a Grammy-worthy artist.
The pressure is on for both father and son as they are tasked with revealing their deepest and darkest secrets. The episode is available now on Fuse’s official YouTube page so please be sure to subscribe to their channel and hit the notification button to get your weekly dose of celebrity news and hip hop culture.
SEAN PAUL RELEASES “MAD LOVE” MUSIC VIDEO WITH DAVID GUETTA FT. BECKY G
Last month, International superstar, Grammy Award winner and much-loved hit maker extraordinaire Sean Paul teamed up with the legendary producer/DJ David Guetta for the release of their brand new spring break anthem “Mad Love”. The single, produced by the chart-topping 2x Grammy Award winner, David Guetta, features rising Mexican / American pop star Becky G whose had recent massive success in the US with her #1 hit single “Mayores”, reaching Diamond certification from the RIAA (Recording Institute Association of America) and over 1 Billion YouTube views. Today, they release the highly anticipated music video. Shot on location in LA, the bright and fun visuals were directed by Sarah McColgan, who did the amazing David Guetta, French Monatana & Charli XCX video.
PROJECT THEORY Release New Official Video For New Track ‘The Way We Follow’
Greek nu metal/rapcore group Project Theory have released their first new material since the bands album Something Between Us released via Sliptrick Records in 2016. The track is called The Way We Follow and comes with an official video featuring dancer Danae Tsirigoti and Project Theory in all their glory.
Denver-based nihilistic doom bringers PRIMITIVE MAN share their NSFW video for “Sugar Hole” today via Revolver Magazine. The track comes off their recently issued Caustic full-length. “Sugar Hole” is a Novelconcept.TV Production and is directed by Marcos Morales and Neil Barrett.
Using every style in the game, DA’s upcoming EP EP#78 showcases the broad influences that made this rapper who he is today. DA even made an accompanying playlist, appropriately named “DAmixtape”, paying tribute to artists like Tyler the Creator, Burial and James Blake. If you want a crossover of atmospheric chill wave and Lonely Island, DA is the sweet spot you’ve been searching for. Not to mention, it’s super fun to listen to.