Atlantic recording artist and GRAMMY award winning singer/songwriter/producer Sam Martin has unveiled his newest original track “Long Live The Billionaire” – both the song and companion visual, which premiered yesterday via Ones To Watch, are available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Drax Project Relase “Light”
“Light” follows Dex’s Gold chart topping Billboard Hot 100 hit single, “Pick It Up” featuring rap superstar, A$AP Rocky. Dex’s latest release, “Japan” is well over 12 million streams in just two weeks. Unlike the previous releases, “Light” nabs elements of pop and r&b that differ from Dex’s previous high energy records. While an unexpected collaboration, the promising pop band, Drax Project is currently on tour with Ed Sheeran shortly after wrapping another tour with Lorde. The New Zealand group just released their catchy new single, “Woke Up Late.” Fans will be happy to hear that Dex is experimenting with his sound and challenging himself as an artist on this Dex Meets Dexter album.
Swedish black metal group GRÁ will be releasing their highly anticipated third album “Väsen” through Carnal Records at the tail end of April, 2018.
Los Angeles-based duo FRENSHIP, comprised of James Sunderland and Brett Hite, has released their new track “GOODMORNING, Goodbye” today via Columbia Records – check it out HERE.
Ellie Schmidly Releases New Single
Ellie Schmidly has released “One More Wave,” the second single from her upcoming debut EP, Blossom & Bone. Composer Jordan Critz arranged strings for “One More Wave,” with Todd Gummerman (of MuteMath) producing this song along with the rest of Blossom & Bone. “One More Wave” is available today at all digital outlets, with Blossom & Bone following on May 11.
Rich The Kid’s Debut Album ‘The World Is Yours’ Out Now
Today marks the release of The World Is Yours, the long-awaited full-length debut from Rich The Kid. Featuring the chart-climbing single “Plug Walk,” The World Is Yours arrives via Interscope Records/Rich Forever Music.
This week, “Plug Walk” has shot to #23 on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, the video for the Lab Cook-produced track has surpassed 24 million views on YouTube.
New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the release of Dissections, the debut album from composer-performer ensemble Invisible Anatomy and now streaming/available for purchase via Bandcamp.
The ensemble will celebrate the record release on Sunday, April 15 at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall as part of the LPR: Presents series. The show will feature Lisel (the recording project of Eliza Bagg) opening, and Invisible Anatomy will perform five works by the group’s members. The concert is the third in a series of events co-presented by New Amsterdam and (Le) Poisson Rouge throughout 2018, marking the 10th anniversary of the two organizations, both born with the mission to elevate the new music community.
Today, 20-year old British singer-songwriter James TW, releases his brand new single, “Say Love,” the first new music from his upcoming debut album which is expected this fall.
Driven by warm guitars, a climactic groove, and stadium-size beats, “Say Love” finds James’ voice teeming with intense energy, vulnerable emotion, and seismic soul. As he tells his fans, “‘Say Love’ is about the balance of excitement and patience when it comes to pursuing a new relationship. I cannot wait for the fans to hear this new song and the others to follow.”
As her SOLD-OUT North American WHERES MY MIND tour draws to an end, Interscope/Darkroom Records artist Billie Eilish announced today that she is officially releasing “bitches broken hearts,” which is now available for fans worldwide on all digital platforms from today. Described as a “raw R&B charmer” by the UK’s The Line Of The Best Fit and praised by Pigeons & Planes, listen to the fan favorite track “bitches broken hearts” HERE.
Songwriter and filmmaker team up for video based on true organ donor story
Singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid has teamed up with award-winning filmmaker Brett Harvey for a music video/short film based on the poignant true story of Bill Conner, a father who lost his daughter and cycled 1,400 miles to hear her heart beating again in the body of its recipient.
Underpinned by Sarah’s song “Slow Decay”, from her just-released fifth solo album, If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, the video was released today, Friday March 30, with Conner’s blessings.
Lizzo has just released her latest video for “Fitness.” The sultry and empowering new video premiered this morning via V Magazine, declaring, “Lizzo continues to take the music industry by storm, proudly and unapologetically preaching self-love in the most bodacious of ways.” Lizzo was also recently featured in a gorgeous 3-page spread in V Magazine’s Spring 2018 issue. Of the video Lizzo said, “’Fitness’ is my Declaration of Independence from the bullshit! It’s a celebration of movement, highlighting the power in all body types. The women in this video are my team and closest collaborators including the brilliant director Quinn Wilson. I hope to inspire women all over to put themselves first. And next time someone has a critique about you or your body, say “I don’t do this for you”!
Big Freedia Releases New Video for ‘Rent’
Today, the Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, has delivered the video for her unreleased track, “Rent.” The twerk-inducing, high octane cut is Freedia’s first offering from her forthcoming EP, ‘Third Ward Bounce,’ announced today for a June 1st release via Asylum Records.
Atlantic Records has announced today’s release of the eagerly awaited new single from Zak Abel. “Love Song” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Co-written with superstar songwriters Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Charli XCX) and Wayne Hector (Trace Adkins, Nicki Minaj), “Love Song” affirms Abel as one of contemporary pop’s most compelling new artists. The North London native has quickly earned an international fan following for his dynamic melding of vintage R&B, Afrobeat and Caribbean rhythms, and futuristic electronic textures into his own distinctive brand of euphoric, soulful pop.
John Prine’s “God Only Knows” premieres today
Written by Prine and Phil Spector and with Jason Isbell on slide guitar/background vocals and Amanda Shires on fiddle/background vocals, “God Only Knows” is the third track unveiled from Prine’s The Tree of Forgiveness—his first album featuring new material in over 13 years. Out April 13 on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records, the album is now available for pre-order, which includes an immediate download of “God Only Knows” as well as “Summer’s End” and “Knockin’ On Your Screen Door.”
DANIEL SKYE AND BABY ARIEL RELEASE “SAY IT” TRACK AND VIDEO TODAY via RCA RECORDS
RCA recording artist Daniel Skye along with Musical.ly star and rising pop artist, Baby Ariel, have teamed up to release brand new track “Say It” – available today via all digital music retailers and streaming services. Skye’s newest track plays on your heartstrings and is accompanied by a sensual and intimate companion visual directed by SocialHive (J Balvin, Farruko, Yandel).
GRAMMY-nominated rock band Daughtry unveil a brand new song entitled “Backbone.” Notably, the track marks the group’s first new original music since the release of the 2016 greatest hits collection, It’s Not Over…The Hits So Far.
Steve Aoki & LOOPERS Release “Pika Pika”
2x Grammy-nominated Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki teams up with Dutch electro house producer LOOPERS for collaborative single “Pika Pika.” Utilizing frenetic vocal samples, bold synth stabs, and elastic bass lines, the duo fuse electro and bass house sounds into an out of this world production. The official music video for the track reveals a heist style narrative, starring former professional footballer turned actor Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) and Aoki himself. “Pika Pika” is the second release from Aoki’s ‘5OKI’ campaign, consisting of five collaborative singles and music videos, all coming out over five consecutive weeks on Dim Mak. Each track in the 5OKI campaign marks a return to the big room, electro house sound that established Aoki as an international festival force.
“This is a photo of mother and I, taken in Bilaspur, India in the summer of 1989, when she was finishing her Masters in Literature. I remember typewritten pages everywhere of her thesis on Bengali independence writers and the casual poetry of her conversations during that period of our lives. My fondest memories are from the study breaks she took in the garden, where she’d tell me all about plants and join my make believe world of puppies and bunnies, as in this photo.” – Aish
The Prodigal Son – Cooder’s first solo release in six years – is essential Cooder. A masterwork of roots, blues and R&B, the album conjures our own history of the spirit, sounding completely fresh and contemporary, framed by Cooder’s expressive vocals and graceful, elegant guitar work. The album’s 11 tracks include three Cooder originals along with a carefully selected collection of vintage blues, gospel and bluegrass by the likes of The Pilgrim Travelers, The Stanley Brothers and Blind Willie Johnson. Taken together, it forms an unflinching look at the state of play in modern America.
Icelandic trio aYia reveal shimmering track ‘Sparkle’
“It was on this looped day, when you start remembering things over and over again, say the same things, ask the same question twice, like your mind was on goldfish mode. You know when you are so soaked in something that you can’t see how hypnotized you are actually are. That’s when the routine gets deadly” – aYia
In Darin & Brooke Aldridge’s latest single “I’m Going Under,” reigning IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Brooke Aldridge turns the phrase from a cry of help into a testament of hope, telling the story of someone who is at wit’s end and looking for a way out of depression.
The song opens with a woman looking at a mirror, unhappy with what her life has become. We find her in the moment of hitting rock bottom — lost, and at the end of her rope. Then, she calls out to God for help, coming to the realization that the only path upward is unyielding faith.
Today, Rytmeklubben, a unique group comprised of four DJs and producers from Oslo, Norway release their new single “Orbit” featuring Canadian/American pop singer Sophie Simmons. The track is available now at all digital retail providers via Sony Music Norway/RCA Records.
Rytmeklubben says about “Orbit”; “The track may be about a kind of cosmic love, a little astrology-inspired, a little bit of “Hair”. Move around some planets and such to make sure that everything is in place. Fly around the universe and just be in love. The song will dalways remind us of the delicate atmosphere in the living room when we made it, how we sampled the art on the walls while being a bit scared of ruining it, and maybe driving around at night, it might be a good song for night driving under starry skies”
Seeing is believing. The Afterimage makes their return unmissable with new music video for “Cerulean.” Showcasing their quintessential clean singing and fast paced, complex guitar riffs, the music sweeps the listener away in torrential waves of emotion. The video depicts a man spiraling out of control, engulfed in despair and heartbreak. The single is just a glimpse of what the band has in store on their upcoming debut full-length album, EVE. Pre-orders and a brand new line of merchandise with designs meticulously overseen by the band themselves are available at Merchbucket. The Afterimage is a band with something to say and many will recognize the reoccurring themes woven into their offerings. The record drops on May 18th.
Italy’s dark and soulful doom experimentalists MESSA debut their sophomore album “Feast For Water” in its entirety via Noisey US, in anticipation of its release this April 6th on Aural Music.
Swedish heavy psychedelic rockers JIRM released their Surge Ex Monumentis full-length via Small Stone earlier this month. Formerly Jeremy Irons And The Ratgang Malibus, JIRM has never been more themselves than they are on Surge Ex Monumentis. Even as they redefine who they are and what they do as a band, they remain singularly powerful in their delivery and completely unmistakable. The seven-track Surge Ex Monumentis was captured at Puch Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, mixed by Oskar Lindberg at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mastered by Chris Gooseman at Baseline Audio Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan