@skopemag News For September 21, 2018 @ 1 PM EST

Action Bronson Announces White Bronco Album, Coming This Fall, Shares “White Bronco” Single

Action Bronson wears a lot of hats, from chef, to TV host, to author, but there’s one label that he likes best: rap star. Preparing his first independent project in years, Action Bronson announces White Bronco. On White Bronco, Bronson reckons with success, throwing himself into his art and fine-tuning his sharp lyrics. The follow-up to 2017’s Blue Chips 7000, White Bronco features production from Bronson’s longtime collaborator Party Supplies, as well as contributions from Knxwledge and Daringer. With a surreal front cover painted by Action Bronson himself, White Bronco arrives later this fall via EMPIRE.


Ruth meshes her hypnotic piano style with a funky drum track on the new song, affably putting a lover on notice with some sweet-tempered swagger and a gentle declaration of self-esteem: ‘you can search everywhere/just know that I’m rare…’

NAATIONS reveal their highly-anticipated debut EP ‘Teardrop’

LA-based Australian duo NAATIONS have unveiled their stunning debut EP, Teardrop. The first half of a two-part EP series, Teardrop is a 6-track production filled with the pair’s freshest tracks, including their brand-new collaboration ‘Long Time’ with iLoveMakkonen.


“Como Si Na” is produced by Myles William and written entirely by Melii. The critically acclaimed 20-year-old artist has been steadily putting out tracks that showcase her versatility, showing off her vulnerable side and her singing abilities. It’s emblematic of her outlier approach and show-stopping style.


“She Knows” is the first new music from NAWAS since the band released its debut EP Trouble last year, which followed in the wake of their well-received singles “Wrong,” “So Low,” “Make It Work,” and “Who Are You.”

Technical Death Metal Icons GOROD Stream Brand New Track, “The Sentry”

Technical metal icons GOROD recently announced their upcoming 10-track album, Aethra, set to be released on October 19, 2018 via their new international label,Overpowered Records. Aethra marks the 10th release from GOROD. The album is available to pre-order digitally via Amazon, iTunes and Google Play, and in several physical formats via Overpowered Records’ merchandise site.

Gorod introduce new album, Aethra, with “The Sentry”: Stream

Ian Mellencamp Announces New Single / Farm Aid Performance This Weekend

Mellencamp explains, “With accessibility to the world available at everyone’s finger tips via WiFi/the internet, it’s easy to think that we all have a voice that will reach the masses. On the contrary, with so many voices in the mix, and our expectation that our voice can and will be heard, we can become lost in the shuffle and experience what I’m calling invisibility. Only heightened by our increasing dependency and reliance on social media and technology, our feeling of self-worth is semi-dependent upon it. Isn’t it ironic that with the world becoming increasingly accessible and reachable, that we can start to feel more invisible? It was written at an existential low point for me. A period of struggling with the reality of the day in and day out, the monotony of living. Negotiating between the love of the freedom that comes with anonymity/invisibility and its ability to make life seem meaningless and arbitrary.

Chali 2na (Jurassic 5 & Ozomatli) Releases “Change The World” Out Today (Prod. Break Science, House Of Vibe)

Chali 2na has received an abundance of notable praise for his role in co-founding prestigious Hip-Hop music groups Jurassic 5 and the Grammy Award-winning Ozomatli, which has enabled Chali a well-deserved spot as a legend within the music industry. In addition to his knack for forming world-renowned music groups, the rapper has also established a successful solo career with the debut of his first solo album titled Fish Outta Water in 2009. Having toured the world 10 times over with his three-piece band known as the House Of Vibe, Chali’s extensive resume continues evolving as the veteran artist shows no signs of slowing down. Today, Chali’s discography is expanding once again, this time with a new solo single titled “Change The World” coming to fans via Westwood Recordings.


After a short hiatus, KOPS returns with brand new electro-pop ‘Salvation’ a track full of groove, swagger and the distinctive vocal delivery of the Danish star, a song destined for the dance floor. KOPS describes the track; “Like an astronaut floating aimlessly in space just waiting for the oxygen to run out”.

Dev09 debuts dark alterna-pop cut, “Oh Shit” 

With lyrics spiralling through an rnb-infused bass line that is tangled over a re-worked guitar riff, the song is about “disassociation,” and explores her own personal journey with addiction and struggles with mental health. She went on to explain to NYLON how the song speaks of “isolating yourself from everyone, so you don’t have to deal with the pain you’re causing them when you hurt yourself, because that shit gets to be unbearable. [It] just sort of takes you through blurry moments of my life, from the time I had seizures in front of my parents at home, to driving off oxys, to getting locked into hospital rooms and being forced into residential treatment.” The release follows the genre-bending and stripped-down, “Bored”, which was her first release in 3 years.

SYML Shares New Single “Clean Eyes”; On Tour Now

Seattle artist and producer SYML is excited to share his latest single, “Clean Eyes.” When asked about the track, Brian Fennell (SYML) said, “I wrote ‘Clean Eyes’ as an outlet to express my least favorite thing about myself, that I’m a cynic. I think that is one of the most ugly traits a person can have. Somehow, I found someone who loves me through my cynicism, and shows me the world through her beautiful and honest lens.” He added, “I’ve been writing and producing a lot of material this year as I work towards an album. This is really the first song we approached with more of a ‘band’ mentality. It was a fun challenge because of the contrast between the intimate lyrics and anthemic choruses.”

Kabaka Pyramid Collaborate with Billboard Chart Topping Artist Iyaz ‘Destiny’

Known to many as the lyrical prowess, Kabaka Pyramid is also known to be selective of the tracks he collaborates on. Recently a single titled Destiny was released with Kabaka Pyramid and billboard chart topping artist Iyaz.

Joyce Manor Release New Album ‘Million Dollars to Kill Me’ Today

Today, Joyce Manor release their new album Million Dollars to Kill Me, the California band’s fifth studio effort. Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, Million Dollars to Kill Me came to life at Ballou’s own GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. Additionally, Million Dollars to Kill Me was mixed by Andrew Scheps (Weezer, AFI, Green Day).

E-40 Vibes with Yhung T.O. of SOB X RBE in “These Days” Video

An icon of hip-hop and a symbol of self-made success, E-40 is the godfather of Bay Area rap, mentoring and influencing young artists on the scene. Recruiting rising star and fellow Vallejo artist Yhung T.O., E-40 shares the video for “These Days,” a soulful slapper. Rhyming over a horn-drenched ’80s-R&B-indebted shuffle, E-40 lays down some of his most colorful bars, slipping into Spanish in a particularly memorable section: When I’m higher than Pluto, I eat menudo/Pastel de elote, might think I’m an esé/I sleep with my cuete, I’ll leave your ass wete/ Vallejo, Cali-harm-ya, 7-O-siete.” In the video, 40 and T.O. enjoy an Oakland sunset before slipping to the club to spend time with some fine female friends. Premiered by XXL, “These Days” is the fourth high-quality video from The Gift of Gab, following “Wicked,” the Vince Staples- and G Perico-featuring “Ain’t Talkin Bout Nothing,” and the dancehall-inspired “One Night,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Konshens.

Grunge Goes Pop In Skyler Stonestreet’s Striking New Video! Blow Up Dolls and more

The video for “It Kinda Hurts,” stylishly directed by Jason Koffeman, shows Skyler on the way to see an ex, with her new beau – a blow-up doll – along for the ride.

“This is a song about how emotions and connection don’t just disappear because you’ve stopped dating someone,” shares Stonestreet. “Sometimes people move on, or convince themselves they have, and it causes a lot of mixed feelings. I’ve been through this, and I know so many other people have. Trying to be happy without someone when they are seemingly happy without you…kinda hurts.”