After receiving critical acclaim for her debut album along with 70 million combined streams on “Poppy.Computer” and sold out Poppy.Computer Tour, 2018 began with Poppy premiering her YouTube Red Series “I’m Poppy” at the Sundance Film Festival. She quickly followed that with the second leg of her sold out Poppy.Computer Tour and making a much talked about appearance at her first New York Fashion Week.
ZAYTOVEN SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MO REALA” FEATURING FUTURE
The visual mirrors the epic expanse of this slow burning bluesy banger. As Zaytoven’s signature keys rise and fall between classically inspired movements, Future raps in the wilderness flanked by trees before the clip intercuts gothic-inspired visuals that are as brooding as they are bewitching. It’s unlike anything else either talent has cooked up…
Chris McClenney Releases New Single “LEGACY”
Out today, “LEGACY” is the 2nd single off Chris McClenney’s most recent string of releases.
Written by Chris McClenney and co-produced with Syk Sense (Drake, Khalid, H.E.R., GoldLink), “LEGACY” encapsulates what it’s like to be marginalized in America and have your life taken away suddenly as a result of police violence. His follow up the single, “downforwhatever” (produced and written entirely by McClenney), the track’s delicate production stops you in your tracks, forcing you to listen to its intentional lyrics.
New > Video > Roxanne Tataei > ‘Crimson Eyes’ > watch here
A play on the Jamaican patois term ‘red eye’ meaning jealousy and envy, ‘Crimson Eyes’ is the new single by South London musician Roxanne Tataei, the Hamed Maiye directed video was premiered exclusively today by Dazed.
LA queer internet rapper Big Dipper shares “Let’s Talk About PrEP” video
Big Dipper is a Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based recording artist. His big boy style, outrageous songs, and live shows have made him the go-to bear of raunchy internet rap. Today Big Dipper shares “Let’s Talk About PrEP” in conjunction with Howard Brown Health, to continue raising the visibility of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the fight against HIV. Performed by Chicago rapper KC Ortiz and featuring Big Dipper along with local influencers, the song is a cover of Salt-N-Pepa’s classic hit “Let’s Talk About Sex”.
TOM ODELL RELEASES BRAND NEW TRACK + VIDEO “JUBILEE ROAD”- TITLE TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM OUT 10/12 VIA RCA
Although the album title may be a fictional street name, Jubilee Road may well be Odell’s most honest and personal album, thus far. Packed with his signature melodies and ebullient performances, Jubilee Road documents real life stories of the time Tom spent living in a house in East London. From the opening title track “Jubilee Road,” Tom sings about the neighborhood characters, from the whiskey-drinking gamblers in the local betting shop in “Queen of Diamonds,” to the bittersweet celebration of “Wedding Day.”
Papadosio Announces New Album Content Coma + New Single
For the first time in their career, the band has gone into a recording studio for this album where they recorded the drums, grand piano, and bass. Originally, the band created and hosted their musical ideas and thoughts on the online collaborative platform, Splice. There they began their process with over 30 ideas for this record.
Toronto singer/songwriter Jessie Reyez has a new video out today for her latest single “Apple Juice,” which The Fader described as looking “like the best vacation ever” and Pigeons & Planes included as one of their “Best Songs of the Week”. Directed by Phillip Harris, the video intimately follows Reyez in the sun-soaked city of Nice and has a grainy, lo-fi nostalgic feel that heightens the sense of longing found throughout the song. The release is part of the new music coming from Reyez every few weeks this summer in anticipation to her heavily awaited forthcoming Fall EP (FMLY / Island), a follow up to her 2017’s Kiddo debut EP. With over 150 million streams to date, a current spot providing tour support for Halsey and upcoming appearances at Lollapalooza, Outsidelands, AFROPUNK, Made In America and more, Reyez is yet again putting on display her craft and artistry which has helped set her apart from her peers.
Australian folk-pop artist, Calan Mai, premieres new single with Rolling Stone
Australian folk-pop artist Calan Mai has released the new single, “XO.” The song premiered with Rolling Stone Country, who named it one of the “Top 10 Best Country & Americana Songs Of The Week.” Of the inspiration behind the track, Calan Mai explains, “When someone writes ‘xo’, that doesn’t mean they want to kiss and hug you. When they send a smiley face, they aren’t really smiling. The world is a bit like that now-a sea of lovehearts, likes, upvotes and retweets. You ask for validation and get bright lights and numbers in return. And I’m no better. I doubt myself. I compare myself. I wonder how many times this song will get played. That’s what ‘XO’ is about-wanting to reach through your LCD screen and grab the world by the collar and say, ‘I do make the cut. I do have potential. And this song is a good f*cking song.”
Black/Doom/Punk Duo MANTAR Release New Music Video for “Seek + Forget”
Monstrous black/doom/punk chimera MANTAR have released the official video for another brand new song off of the band’s new album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, set to be unleashed August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Check out “Seek + Forget” here
Italian duo Marnik kicked off their Arena Summer Tour by throwing down at the Dim Mak Stage at the World Club Dome in Frankfurt, Germany. Over the course of the summer, they’ll play at highly coveted destinations throughout Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, and even Japan, dropping their latest tracks. “Burn,” released just last year, has now been played over 10 million times on Spotify, helping them to become the 8th most streamed Italian DJs on Spotify. Steve Aoki, one of the Marnik’s most avid supporters, dropped their collab track, “Bella Ciao,” at the mainstage of Tommorrowland 2018. This song allowed them to grow their fanbase and maintain their status as one of the hottest artists on the market.