Zimbabwe-born, London-raised artist KWAYE has shared his new song “What Have You Done”, out now via Mind of a Genius / Warner Bros. Records. The song premiered today on Highsnobiety and looks vicariously at toxic love and learning to lift yourself out of it. In KWAYE’s own words, “That feeling of dependence on the wrong person can become the most difficult thing to escape, and ultimately drive you further and further away from yourself. “What Have You Done” is the wake up call that comes when you realise you’ve strayed too far. It asks ‘at what cost have I continued to love you?’ in an act of regaining confidence and reclaiming ownership of yourself. There’s also an underlying narrative throughout the song about the importance of education and the lack of extensive teachings of Black history beyond slavery in our school textbooks, but equally, how history and culture and have been channeled through music.”
Dawes Debut Poolside Version Of New Single, “Feed The Fire,” Via American Songwriter
This morning, Dawes debut a poolside performance of “Feed The Fire,” the second single off their recently released 6th studio album, Passwords. American Songwriter says the song, which was performed live and stripped-down, “addresses the artist’s relentless need for acceptance by way of their work, while also acknowledging the potentially destructive nature of such impulses.” Lead singer and songwriter Taylor Goldsmith adds: “This song is about telling myself that the next bit of validation/attention I’ve been looking for is all I finally need to feel ‘okay,’ while also being aware that to attain any sort of actual peace/enlightenment then I should be trying to shed myself of that need/egocentric thinking in the first place, and the juxtaposition therein … so that made us think, “Then why don’t we perform it in front of a beautiful SWIMMING POOL?!?” Watch “Feed The Fire” (Poolside Session) via American Songwriter here.
PRIMITIVE RACE Release Lyric Video for “Bed Six” Off of ‘Soul Pretender’
PRIMITIVE RACE, featuring the late, legendary former FAITH NO MORE and BAD BRAINS front-man Chuck Mosley, has released a lyric video for the single “Bed Six,” off of their 2017 released Soul Pretender LP.
“The funny thing about Bed Six is all of our songs on Soul Pretender had working titles of Bed and just a number. For whatever reason Chuck decided he was just going to call this song Bed Six and work the title into the song. I gave him so much hell about that and he refused to change it. So we ended up just going with it. It was just an inside joke.” – Chris Kniker
Yesterday’s demons have a way of shaping today’s perspective. Confident and anew, Jules Hale directs Den-Mate—the multi-faceted dark pop project born in her bedroom in rural Virginia—toward greater creative heights, a feat that she attributes to the wisdom gained through harrowing experiences in her past. Loceke—their debut full length, out September 28th on Babe City Records—finds Hale assessing the darkness of her past with a fresh perspective, treating what was once wholly terrifying with a bit of tenderness. The result is a nuanced and grooving take on the story of death and rebirth, starting with the album’s throbbing opener “Charlotte” through the possessed “DC Junkie” and resigning with the ethereal sigh of “Still Life.”
Sultan + Shepard Turn ’80s Track “High on Emotion” into a Club Jam for the New Age
“This song really brings back a special vibe for us. It’s about having fun and partying, but also the simple fact that you can experience really euphoric emotions when going out. We were inspired by the sound of the late 90’s and early 2000’s in house music, things like the French Touch sound and early Electro House. The culture of flipping old records has been going on forever and it really is one of favorite things to do. The idea that you can take a rock record from the 80’s and turn it into a club banger is so fun to us.”
News: Radio Disney Hosts World Premiere Of Melanie Pfirrman’s Music Video “Go Steady”
“We are thrilled to welcome Melanie into our Radio Disney family,” says Phil Guerini, VP Music Strategy, & GM of Radio Disney Network. “Her voice is unlike any other, her music transcends to a broad audience and we are proud to help introduce her to the world.”
We have the exclusive premiere of Melanie Pfirrman's "Go Steady" music video! Check it out!
Nao releases the exhilarating new single ‘Make It Out Alive” ft. SiR. Listen HERE. Lifted from her highly anticipated sophomore album due later this year, Nao brings her unmatchable vocal range to the song, proving her effortless ability of conveying emotions through music and lyricism. She is joined by recording artist and TDE signee SiR, whose distinctive soulfulness flows harmoniously with hers, creating a truly unforgettable collaboration.
Ryan Culwell’s New Album ‘The Last American’ Out Now via Missing Piece Records, Touring This Fall
Last Friday, Ryan Culwell released his new album The Last American via Missing Piece Records. In celebration of the new release, Culwell will showcase at AmericanaFest 2018 in Nashville, TN and will support Will Hoge and Patrick Sweany on tour this fall.