@skopemag News For September 25, 2018 @ 1 PM EST

Christian O “HellFyre” Video

Christian O is a Zürich based song-writer and recording artist. A poet and lover of music, he’s released multiple singles and EP’s, including his latest song , “HellFyre”, which is available everywhere music is sold.

Christian has worked with award winning producers, and draws from the experiences from his travels, relationships, and this crazy thing called life, in an innovative sound that can best be described as a fusion of Pop/R&B/EDM and even Rock.

slenderbodies share “the one” – premiered via Billboard (indie pop)

The band explains that the track “was inspired by the women in our lives that inspired us or helped us grow, left us in awe or changed our lives,” continuing that it “can be looked at in many ways, as sometimes we grow by helping others in our lives, by captivating our attention, or more! One can make an interpretation around their own life, and what it means to have their breath taken away.”


Yaeji debuts new song “One More”

Yaeji explains, “‘One More (????)’ is a track I started while experiencing deep growing pains. I felt lost in my life’s quick change of pace and betrayed by someone I trusted. I needed to write this song to understand what was happening around me. Throughout the next few months, I kept revisiting the track, adding and taking away bits, changing the synth completely, rewriting a part of the lyrics; —it was a constantly changing piece that documented the process of my transformation. Listening to the earliest version of the song through its evolution, I remembered the times I was confused or angry, processed those feelings, understood my pains, and finally felt like I gained a bit of control over it all. ‘One More’ is about enduring and coming to terms with pain until you have the strength to forgive and move on.”


Marvin’s Revenge combine northern slur and US underground in ‘Overlook’

They play original alternative rock and grunge music and are soon releasing a single which was recorded at Dubrek studios in Derby. They made a debut EP (which is amazing) in Luke Eaton (singer’s) bedroom and released it on all digital streaming platforms on the 12th of June 2018.


Triple-threat singer, actress, and dancer Mackenzie Ziegler released her latest single “Wonderful” today, written for Ziegler by Grammy-nominated songwriters Sia and Jesse Shatkin. The track, which is available via all digital retailers and streaming services, highlights Ziegler’s strengths as a performer and her continued determination to celebrate and empower the upcoming generation.

The new single comes in the midst of what is shaping up to a very busy year for Ziegler. In August, she dropped her single “Nothing on Us,” and at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards she took home the “Choice Muser” award for her content on musical.ly. Just this month, she released her makeup line “Love, Kenzie,” which offers affordable and functional beauty products celebrating individuality and feminine power. Additionally, season 2 of Brat’s Total Eclipse, in which Ziegler serves as both star and Executive Producer, premiered this month on YouTube.

NEVER US Release New Single, “Retrograde”

Phoenix based rock band NEVER US has released their newest single, “Retrograde,” featuring Matthew Good of From First to Last.

“Our newest release, Retrograde featuring Matt Good of From First to Last was written to reflect the feeling of being an introvert in an extroverted environment. We tried to explore multiple facets of this theme, one of them being emotionally drained from putting on a facade for the world. Another being self-doubt that comes from being in an environment you don’t feel that you belong in, but need to be in. – Never Us

DIRGE: Indian Sludge/Doom Metal band premiere track on DECIBEL

Decibel Magazine premiered the 05th track, La Malinche, as the first snippet from the album. “The song explores the mindset of La Malinche, a woman who played a key role in orchestrating the genocide of the Aztec civilisation,” Dirge explain of the song’s lyrical concept. “The evil in her psyche is imagined as a physical manifestation of the ancient Mayan goddess of suicide, Ixtab.”, narrates the band on the track.

Track Premiere: Dirge – ‘La Malinche’

Grammy-nominated producer Dan Lancaster drops new single ‘Wild Life’

‘Wild Life’ sees Lancaster move into stratospheric pop terrority, and yet again displays his extraordinary vocals. It also follows the success of his debut single ‘Move A Mountain’, which was Apple Music’s ‘Best Of The Week’ and has been supported by Dan P Carter (BBC Radio 1), John Kennedy (Radio X), Clash & more.

On the lyrical themes behind his new track, Lancaster explains; “I wrote Wild Life with my mates Nina Nesbitt and Sam Preston and it is about getting yourself into a cycle of escapism. Engaging in the pursuit of anything that serves as a distraction from real life.”

Eliza Shaddad shares new single ‘Just Goes To Show’ | debut album out 26th October

Following recent singles ‘White Lines’, ‘My Body’ and ‘This Is My Cue’, ‘Just Goes To Show’ is the anthemic new cut from Eliza Shaddad’s eagerly-anticipated debut album Future. Like singing the words of her own secret diary aloud, Eliza’s personal truth is laid bare through her smouldering vocals alongside foggy swathes of vintage 90s guitar. Bringing together the brooding melancholy of The Cranberries, Wolf Alice’s understated ferocity and the sincerity of Marika Hackman, the song’s drive will wound and kiss everything better.


Today, Grammy-nominated RCA Records recording artist, GoldLink is sharing a new video. “Got Friends” features ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records, Grammy-Award winning artist Miguel, and follows a group of friends on an uneventful night out that takes an unexpected turn towards the supernatural.

Shot in Los Angeles, the video is directed by Christian Sutton (Jay Rock, THEY.) and produced by Sam Canter (YG, ScHoolBoy Q).

Australian electro-soul duo YesYou shares new single “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime”

Australian electronic-soul duo YesYou has shared latest compelling single titled “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime” via Onelove, originally recorded by The Korgis and later famously covered by Beck for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. YesYou has garnered an impressive 10 million collective streams to date via streaming platforms including Soundcloud, Youtube and Spotify, gaining airplay by BBC 1’s Pete Tong and Australian radio station Triple J and garnering support from renowned tastemaker publications Consequence of Sound, Clash Mag, The Line Of Best Fit, Indie Shuffle and many others.


Today dick clark productions and Tubefilter announced the nominees for the 8th Annual Streamy Awards. The 2018 awards ceremony will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, October 22 at 9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT and will stream live globally and exclusively via YouTube.com/streamys.

As the official presenting and distribution partner of this year’s event, YouTube will offer global reach, awareness and engagement to the Streamy Awards unlike ever before. Through YouTube, the Streamy Awards plans to provide a unique and engaging experience for viewers around the world to watch their favorite creators.

LÉON Returns With New Single “Baby Don’t Talk’ – Out Today

Described as “a sweet song with an arms-in-the-air chorus that belongs on the radio,” by The FADER, the song was produced by Captain Cuts and is out worldwide on all digital platforms from today. Subtly underscored by echoing guitar and finger-snaps, “Baby Don’t Talk” features LÉON’s signature Stevie Nicks-esque rasp, as her voice melodically weaves in and out of the song’s infectious bassline and toe-tapping percussion.

Foxing release new video for ‘Heartbeats’ directed by Josh Coll

If you’ve heard Foxing’s new album Nearer My God, then you know “Heartbeats” is a standout moment for the St. Louis band. Fittingly, its new video strikes a similar chord; it’s another addition to the growing catalogue of Josh Coll’s impeccably-directed videos for Foxing.

The Rocket share new video and single ‘Focus’

Belgian pop-punk outfit The Rocket have shared the first single from their forthcoming album ‘Another Reason Not To Fear The Sky’, which is due out 30th November. The single ‘Focus’ was premiered by New Noise Magazine, who described the band as having “a super keen ear for infectious melodies”, calling the track “punchy and impactful.” See the premiere HERE.

Video Premiere: The Rocket – “Focus”


Grammy Award nominated R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges has released the official music video for his track “If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be),” produced by French music production company La Blogotheque (Arcade Fire, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake). Shot in Paris, the video highlights Leon’s love of dance (he studied choreography in college) as he shares his moves across the rooftop of the historic Philharmonie de Paris.

Ian Erix Drops “Raise Some Hell” Video Taking on Trump & NRA ft. Survivors of Parkland, FL Shooting

“Schools, movie theaters, airports, night clubs, baseball fields, concerts…How many times can we allow this to happen?” says Pop Singer/Songwriter and Electro-Pop-Punk star Ian Erix – whose recently released music video “Raise Some Hell” features survivors of the recent Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, community members, and youth who want their voices heard. The song and video pay homage to the recent lives lost with an up-tempo and empowering battle anthem calling the youth to hold truth to power and rise up against injustice.

"Raise Some Hell" feat. Stoneman Douglas Survivors

“Schools, movie theaters, airports, night clubs, baseball fields, concerts…How many times can we allow this to happen?”Ian Erix, Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting survivors and the youth of America have a powerful message to share in this extended-form music video and are ready to "Raise Some Hell" until their voices are heard.Midterm elections are coming and this generation is ready to change it all. Please help us fight the good fight and share this video with as many people as you can.And….if you are an American citizen 18 or older, don't forget we are counting on you to rise up and vote this November so we can take back the country and restore the true spirit of the USA!!! SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MARJORIE STONEMAN DOUGLAS STUDENTS AND PARKLAND, FLORIDA COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO LENT THEIR TIME AND VOICES TO THIS SONG.100% OF THE PROFITS FROM THIS RELEASE HAVE BEEN PLEDGED TO HELP SUPPORT VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS FOR CHANGE.VISIT AND SUPPORT MY NEW NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, WWW.HUGGCOALITION.ORG FOR MORE INFO."Raise Some Hell" is available now on Spotify, iTunes/AppleMusic, Amazon etc.Follow me:http://www.ianerix.comhttp://www.instagram.com/ianerixhttp://www.twitter.com/ianerixhttp://www.youtube.com/ianerixVEVOhttp://www.facebook.com/ianerix.muttarmyFollow the HUGG Coalition:http://www.huggcoalition.orghttp://www.instagram.com/huggcorpshttp://www.twitter.com/huggcoalition"RAISE SOME HELL" LYRICS:Written by Ian Erix So many smiles fadedAll their faces fill my headThey say things will get betterIt aint better when we’re deadYeah things are complicatedThey’re the masters of the tradeSo we move in no directionAnd live out a masqueradeThey’re so economical with the truthServing us from a court of kangaroosAnd so hypocritical with the youthLying so much and tightening the screwsSo let's kick it up and raise some hellYa, life's not fair but live to tellNo more time wasting ‘cause we're so disconnectedNow that my mood's been seriously affectedLet's kick it up and raise some hell(Kick, Kick, Kick)Life's not fair but live to tell(Kick, kick, kick)Let's kick it up and raise some hell(Kick, Kick, Kick)Let's kick it up and raise some hellThe world’s a work in progressAnd we’re all that we have gotBut we’re too busy fightingTo give common sense a shotThe earth it keeps on spinningMore we change we stay the sameAnd they say the grass is greenerIf we’d only play their gameBut they’re so economical with the truthServing us from a court of kangaroosAnd so hypocritical with the youthLying so much and tightening the screwsSo let's kick it up and raise some hell(HAD ENOUGH)Ya, life's not fair but live to tell(WON'T GIVE UP)No more time wasting ‘cause we're so disconnectedNow that my mood's been seriously affectedLet's kick it up and raise some hell(Kick, Kick, Kick)Life's not fair but live to tell(Kick, kick, kick)Let's kick it up and raise some hell(Kick, Kick, Kick)Let's kick it up and raise some hellTomorrow was yesterdaySo we’ve gotta find our wayTomorrow was yesterdayDon't throw our lives awaySo let's kick it up and raise some hellYa, life's not fair but live to tell(But let's kick it up and raise some hell)No more time wastingMy mood's been seriously affect—Let's kick it up and raise some hell(Kick, Kick, Kick)Yeah, life's not fair but live to tellMy mood's been seriously affected(Kick, kick, kick)Let's kick it up and raise some hell(Kick, kick, kick)Let's kick it up and raise some hell(Kick, kick, kick)Let's kick it up and raise some hellLet's kick it up and raise some hellNow their time is upCause we've had enoughAnd this generation won't stand for political nonsenseOr social injustice any longerSo let’s kick it upAnd raise some hellYa, life’s not fairBut live to tell!———————————-Director: Ian ErixDirector of Photography: Elie Maged SaadehAssistant DOP: Jonathan DeschenesProduction: Misfit Mindz Entertainment and EMS Visuals LLC.Edit + Post Production: Elie Maged Saadeh & Ian ErixCamerawork: EMS/MTMArtwork: Haven AQVocal Production, Engineering and Musical Tracks:Travis Huff, Graeme Atkinson, JPHRecording Studio, Parkland: Markee Music of Deerfield BeachVideographer, Parkland: Wayne GalindoPhotograhper, Parkland: Rick Gomezwww.rickgomezphotography.comBruce Adel as Donald TrumpGraffiti Art Locations: Liberate, Hollywood and The Graff Lab, Los Angeles#GunControl #MSDstrong #ChangeNow #NRA #MAGA #Resist#NotMyPresident #HumanRights #GenderEquality #BlackLivesMatter #ImmigrantsAreWelcome #LoveIsLove #HateIsNotAFamilyValue #TheirTimeIsUp #VoteThemOut

Posted by Ian Erix on Monday, September 17, 2018


GRAMMY®-nominated artist Tori Kelly’s new passion project – has set the record for the most first-week streams ever for a gospel album. The collection, which was produced by 12-time GRAMMY Award winner Kirk Franklin, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and had the highest-selling week of any 2018 gospel album. Hiding Place also topped Billboard’s Gospel Streaming Songs and Gospel Digital Song Sales charts plus the Apple Music Christian genre chart.

Motherhood Shares New Video for “Pick Of The Pugs,” On Tour Now

Canadian avant-rock trio Motherhood recently released their new single, “Pick Of The Pugs,” and today they share a video for the track. Inspired by an old live video of Captain Beefheart and the famous “Bohemian Rhapsody” video, it was filmed & edited by the band’s friend, Chris Giles, and features them recreating scenes from both.

Parker Gispert Of The Whigs To Release Debut Solo Album “Sunlight Tonight” November 16th Via Normaltown Records

Parker Gispert, frontman of the acclaimed rock and roll band The Whigs, is set to release his debut solo album Sunlight Tonight on November 16th, 2018 via the New West Records Athens, GA-based imprint Normaltown Records. The eight-song set was produced by Emery Dobyns (Patti Smith, Antony & The Johnsons) and features contributions from Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, former Sparklehorse vocalist Sol Seppy and Adele bassist Samuel Dixon, among other musicians. Gispert was still in college when he formed the Whigs in the early 2000s in Athens, GA, and after five critically-acclaimed albums, hundreds of tour dates all over the world with the likes of Kings of Leon, the Black Keys, Drive-By Truckers, among others, as well as television appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the band decided to pull back on activity in 2017.