“I’ve wanted to release this song from the moment I finished writing it,” Capaldi says of “Tough,” which he co-wrote, and was co-produced by Jonathan Quamby (Benjamin Clementine, Jacob Banks), and Spike Stent (Ed Sheeran, Florence & The Machine, Frank Ocean). “For me it’s a song about trying to move on after a relationship. I was coming from a place where the worst was over in terms of missing someone and being heartbroken. I was one hundred percent ready to move on, but there are still these remnants of that person hanging around in the back of my mind. So the song is about getting on with things, wrestling with your head, and trying to get to a point where you can find normality and learn to be on your own again.”

Indie Rockers Black and Blue Kick off Summer with NEW Single, “Run to California”

Object of Desire is a strong introduction into the band’s alternative sound; a fusion of R&B, Pop, Rock and Funk elements. As the name suggests, the theme of the EP deals with the things that we desire, whether it be an escape, love, or drugs, Black and Blue’s lyrics encompass it all. The longing for youth and to find purpose, are themes that listeners will instantly relate to. This is apparent in their opening track “Run To California”, a darker funk and alternative inspired song speaking of wanting to escape and never come back. Lead vocalist Maximilian Pintilie shows off his R&B influenced indie vocals as he sings “I’m running from my hometown, no matter what you say to me. I’m going on my own now. I’ll find out what I need to be.”

Cigarettes After Sex Share “Crush” Track

Cigarettes After Sex have shared the stand alone single entitled “Crush” to celebrate the one year anniversary of their debut self titled LP. It was written and recorded alongside the tracks on the self-titled LP. Sirius XMU did first plays of “Crush” over the weekend, and it was featured in the Download 15 as well. This fall the band will play select dates with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, including The Forum in LA. They will also perform alongside The National, Jason Isbell and more at Forest Hills Stadium in late September. Their self-titled LP is out now on Partisan Records.

Mipso Release New Video For “Moonlight”

North Carolina’s indie-Americana darlings Mipso have released the official video for the track “Moonlight,” from their critically acclaimed new album Edges Run. Premiering with No Depression, the video illustrates the familiar and all-too-human emotion of feeling alone, even while surrounded by those you love the most. Songwriter Joseph Terrell explains, “I wrote ‘Moonlight’ after a breakup while I drove all day back to North Carolina from where I’d been living in Boston. I was sitting in summer traffic on the worst highway in America in a rented minivan full of all my stuff, and I kind of just had to laugh. There’s that voice in your head that wants to tell the world, ‘I’m totally fine!’ when you’re anything but.” Check out the video here.

Skope Mag x ATL-based OBB’s new EP out 7/6

In celebration of announce, OBB share their acoustic video for past hit “Mona Lisa” which was featured in Google’s Chromebook ad campaign and Dude Perfect’s latest Water Bottle Flip 2 video, reaching over 60 million views. Watch it here.

Dreezy Releases Her New Single “Where Them $ @”

Dreezy has quickly emerged at the forefront of the Chicago hip hop scene. The South Side emcee will have a chance to champion her city when she stars alongside Anthony Anderson, Young Chop and Dave East in the upcoming movie, Beats; a film which shines a light on Chicago’s music scene. Dreezy has continued to impress fans and critics with her unique sound, intense lyricism and staying power. Get ready as Dreezy prepares to take over the summer.

LIFE share new video for ‘Grown Up’

Following appearances at the likes of The Great Escape, Live At Leeds, All Points East, 53 Degrees North, Long Division Festival and more, LIFE have shared a new video for their anthemic and frenetic new single “Grown Up”. The video comes ahead of the bands forthcoming UK tour dates, which will kick off at The Lexington, London on 14th June.

Jordan Mackampa shares the video for ‘One In the Same’ 12.6.18

Speaking on the video, Jordan quotes: The video provides a visual narrative, as told by two dancers; to all the messages that are within the song i.e the feelings of isolation & being on your own, until you find someone who’s going through the struggle as you and finding out how to cope with it together. It doesn’t matter where you both have come from, or look like, because in that one moment where you’re dancing together, you’re one in the same, and even when their dancing alone they can feel the other person there with them, because of the bond they’ve built.

Nikhil ‘Love is a Liar’ Video

Speaking about ‘Love Is A Liar’, Nikhil says, “It’s really about those patterns we keep falling into in our relationships. When we’re getting out of a toxic relationship we always tell ourselves ‘never again’ – but that resolve somehow seems to be only fleeting – and we find ourselves in the same situations again and again. We’re fools for love, it’s a drug, and it can be painful but we’ll keep doing it… and that’s that.”

Thirty Seconds to Mars release “Rescue Me” Music Video

Today, the multi-platinum selling band THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS released the visceral music video for their single “Rescue Me” off their new album, AMERICA out now via Interscope Records. The video, directed by Mark Romanek, premiered globally on MTV’s TRL AM in the US and simultaneously across MTV’s international network of channels and platforms in more than 180 territories.

For the Rabbits Premiered Guts Club’s “Metal Arms”

For the Rabbits has the premiere of Guts Club’s “Metal Arms,” the latest single off of their upcoming album, Trench Foot, which comes out on July 6. The band will be touring extensively in August to support the new album, and you can see those dates below.

Talos Debuts Gorgeous New “Kansas” Video

Cork, Ireland-based Talos (a.k.a. Eoin French) today released the surreal and evocative new music video for “Kansas,” one of four new songs from the deluxe reissue of his acclaimed debut album Wild Alee out this Friday, June 15th via BMG.

Yungblud Shares Video For “Psychotic Kids”

“I wanted to create something you can’t ignore,” said Dominic Harrison (Yungblud). “I miss videos that are theatrical. Growing up I was obsessed with the visuals of artists like Bowie, Lady Gaga, The Beastie Boys and Marilyn Manson. “Psychotic Kids” is, in Harrison’s own words, a song about “people with old ideologies trying to hospitalize the younger generation’s way of thinking—treating them almost like an experiment. Our mental health is questioned because there is fear to adopt new ways of thinking. People are always afraid of things they don’t understand and instead of confronting fear, it’s so much easier to pass it off as insanity.”