‘Better When You’re High’ – WAX & Krysta Youngs
“Better When You’re High” is a bossa nova/hip-hop hybrid with an extremely catchy and angelic chorus. Rapped and sung by Wax and Krysta Youngs, the song details the story of a woman liking her man better when he is high on marijuana. Listening to this stoner summer anthem on repeat feels like sitting on a beautiful beach in Rio de Janeiro. The bridge is truly magical.
Mexican Singer Songwriter Vanessa Zamora returns with her third single from her forthcoming album Tornaluna- “Rio” August 17th on Cosmica Records.
The Tijuana born/Mexico City based artist who possesses a wildly independent streak has spent the better part of 2 years dreaming, crafting, and creating her second album Tornaluna. Recorded in Tornillo, TX (yes that Tornillo) at the famed Sonic Ranch Studios, and in Mexico City. The full collection was produced by Vanessa and musical partner Marian Ruzzi (Ruzzi, Zöe, Natalia LaFourcade). The sound has evolved from voice and guitar to a full bodied sound with synths, an array of guitars and percussion and a confidence in her voice that has those in the know excited.
August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins) Optimistic Remix
Today Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins’ supergroup August Greene released their remix of “Optimistic” featuring Kirk Franklin, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Kierra Sheard. The Sounds of Blackness cover originally appeared on August Greene’s self-titled Amazon Original album.
Tancred releases new ‘San Junipero’-like video for “Something Else” | UK tour with Kississppi this November
Tancred is excited to share the brand new music video for “Something Else”. Described as “Gay Riverdale inspired” by Jess Abbott, the force behind Tancred and ex Now, Now band member, the video stars the band Potty Mouth and “America’s Lesbian Sweetheart” Brittany Ashley.
Rico Davis Releases Debut Single, “Do U Wanna”
Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Rico Davis has persevered despite hard times. Born and raised in Camden, New Jersey, Rico spent the ﬁrst four years of his life homeless, until his mother was ﬁnally able to obtain employment and home for Rico and his sister. Rico’s source of escape was his love for dancing and singing, for which he was frequently bullied in school. It was not until Rico was accepted into Creative & Performance Arts High School that he received the community support and acceptance. It was during his tenure as a member of their exclusive choir, that they won the esteemed International Days of Coro Compe55on in Italy, competing against choirs from 30 participating countries.
“Another Lifetime” marked Nao’s musical return, two years after the release of her debut album For All We Know. Nao’s distinctive vocals sail smoothly amongst the waves of soulfulness mixed with her signature, indomitable energy. She explores sounds and travels between genres, further cementing herself as one of the UK’s most original talents. The song was accompanied by sensational visual directed by duo Zhang + Knight.
On “Spiritual Level,” LILI takes listeners through a moody, lustful relationship backed by ethereal synths and trap inspired drums. SoulBounce noted her, “delicate, alluring vocals,” in their exclusive premiere.
“‘Spiritual Level’ is an intimate look into the thought of a ménage à trois. A love triangle that I decided to create in my head, without the other two knowing. It’s my way of justifying my feelings for someone while being committed to someone else. One of those things you can’t control if you wanted to.” – LILI N
New Release from Alvaro Soler “Ella” UMG Germany/Interscope Records
Spanish artist Alvaro Soler will release his full-length sophomore album entitled, “Mar De Colores,” on September 7th via UMG Germany/Interscope Records. The album is currently available for pre-order on all participating digital retailers.
SWMRS Release New Single and Music Video “Berkeley’s On Fire”
“I wrote this song about the very strange feeling of participating in what the television was calling a riot, but looking around and seeing things much differently,” shared SWMRS frontman Cole Becker. “I wanted Stanley and Andrea to think about how we live in this dual world, where often what we see on screens feels more realistic than our actual lived experiences. The effectiveness of that duality, and it’s perceived realness seemed to hang in the balance of how anxious we are about the future. While the video takes its jabs at the far right losers who showed up on campus that day to incite violence and infighting, we mostly tried to place the viewer in that same moment of being unsure of whether the world around you actually is falling apart, or if you’re just tripping on your anxiety for the future.”
SUPER AMERICAN Announce Debut Album “Tequila Sunrise”
Buffalo, NY indie-rock duo SUPER AMERICAN have announced details for their debut full length album Tequila Sunrise, which will be released September 14th via Take This To Heart Records. In addition, the band has released “Coconut Shrimp,” which is the newest single off of the record after the previously released “Hands Down Olivia.” You can listen to “Coconut Shrimp” now on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, and Bandcamp.
The Brevet Announces Upcoming Album “LEGS” out Oct. 12th // Video for “I’m On Fire” Available Now!
This fall, Southern California-based band The Brevet will release their alternative rock album LEGS on October 12th. Following-up from their highly acclaimed sophomore LP, American Novel, the band evolves into a new sound heavily influenced by spending years on the road. The upcoming record is a powerfully charged work, full of gritty soulful vocals and distorted guitar riffs. Pre-orders are available via PledgeMusic here. Today, The Brevet releases a video for their gravelly version of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” which has become a regular in their setlist.
Two of the most forward-thinking artists in bass music, QUIX and Vincent, unite on Dim Mak single “Hero (feat. David Shane),” premiered today on RunTheTrap. Layering passionate vocals over sophisticated production, the duo offer the ultimate melodic trap finesse.
Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival – “Riot on a Sunday” Track
Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival is a four-piece folk punk group from Bend, Oregon. Inspired by classic americana, the intricacies of metal and the defiant energy of punk rock, Brandon Prinzing combines all three in an all-consuming kick, stomp and holler force of motion. Hear This, their debut album recorded by Aaron Gillespie of Underoath, details the struggle of loss and fighting to continue. Inspired by a near-fatal car crash that left his girlfriend paralyzed and paraplegic, Prinzing explores the darkness of feeling trapped with no way out – but still fighting to pursue happiness.