Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Jacob Banks’ brand-new track “In the Name of Love” is featured in the upcoming Sony Pictures film The Equalizer 2, in theaters July 20th. The triumphant track, written by Jacob and produced by Oak (Miguel, Kehlani, Alicia Keys, Alessia Cara), showcases Jacob’s powerful vocals as he reflects on the sacrifices made for love. The Equalizer 2 stars Denzel Washington and is directed by Antoine Fuqua, who states “‘In the Name of Love’ has a beautiful and important message about love that reflects exactly what our world needs to hear today. The lyrics cut deep and Jacob’s vocals are unmatched. It gives me great pride to have this song included in the motion picture The Equalizer 2.
video: GODZ CHYLD, “HEAVENS PT. 2 (LOOK AROUND)”
GC describes the new single as “a sequel to a song me and Jordan had on our first project ‘Forever’. On that song I was saying I’m gonna take you to the heavens – on this one I’m taking you there. I’m expressing that I feel Heaven is a state of being and a state of mind, and the imagery of my lyrics is what’s gonna take you there if you can follow me.”
Twenty One Pilots have shared two new tracks – “Jumpsuit” & “Nico And The Niners” – which are available today at all DSPs and streaming services. “Jumpsuit” is joined by an official music video, directed by longtime collaborator Andrew Donoho, streaming now on Twenty One Pilots’ YouTube channel. Both tracks will appear on the band’s anticipated new studio album. TRENCH – which follows the GRAMMY Award-winning duo’s 2015 LP, BLURRYFACE, which has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide – will arrive everywhere October 5th via Fueled By Ramen, with more details to be revealed in the coming months.
BOBBY SESSIONS TO RELEASE HIS DEBUT EP “RVLTN – Chapter 1: The Divided States of AmeriKKKa” ON JULY 20TH
“My RVLTN EP series is about taking the politically incorrect conversations from the barbershop and expressing them through music. Chapter 1, “The Divided States Of AmeriKKKa” highlights the root of race issues in this country. It addresses white supremacy, systematic oppression, as well as introspective realizations about the responsibility of becoming a leader. RVLTN will continue to unfold and evolve throughout upcoming chapters in my quest for viable solutions, black empowerment, and justice. This only the beginning.”
Westerman shares new single ‘Easy Money’ / Announces EU and US tour
After his early material revealed an ambitious new sound borne on the forward-thinking experimentalism of influences like Nick Drake, David Byrne and Arthur Russell, Westerman’s single ‘Confirmation’ brought his music to new legions of fans with Pitchfork profiling him in their ‘Rising’ column and Best New Music, saying it “captures a promising writer who’s learned how to take good ideas and warp them into stranger, more sublime shapes.” Gorilla Vs Bear placed it at number 10 in their best tracks of the year (so far) feature this June. Following it up with ‘Edison’, an incisive trip into the inner frailties of a narcissist, the consensus is unanimous: his slick leftfield pop leanings and psychological songwriting have made him one of the most hotly tipped artists this year.
On September 28, Reprise Records will release An American Treasure—a career-spanning Tom Petty box set. The 60-track set unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks that spotlight Tom’s remarkable depth and evolution as a revered and tremendously influential songwriter, recording artist and performer. An American Treasure marks the first release of Tom Petty music since the artist’s tragic passing in October 2017.
The 14th Annual Hamptons Happening benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) this coming Saturday, July 14th, 2017 will treat guests to a bluegrass and country music jam by international folk band Sheriff and The Deputy. Sheriff Bob, also known as the Sheriff of Goodtimes, alongside his singing partner, The Deputy Kat Minogue, promises a special evening blending the feel-good sounds of authentic country music.
Sheriff Bob has led the NYC bluegrass music scene since 1996 and banded with Deputy Kat in 2017 on a mission to bring Goodtimes to people through music. The thriving music genre is deeply-rooted in American heritage fusing old-timey jazz, blues, folk, gospel, soul plus rock and roll sounds.