@skopemag News For November 9, 2018 @ Noon est


LA singer/changeling Lawrence Rothman has released their project of 6 songs entitled ‘I Know I’ve Been Wrong, But Can We Talk?’ via Downtown Records. The project is heavily inspired by reconnecting with their estranged father after coming out as gender fluid and the passing of their best friend by suicide (read Lawrence’s full statement below). The mini-album is produced by YVES with executive production from Justin Raisen (Yves Tumor, Miya Folick Angel Olsen, etc) and the first collection from Lawrence since their critically acclaimed ‘The Book of Law’, released last fall.

Sarah Brightman’s New Full-Length Album, “HYMN” Out Today

The world’s most successful and best selling soprano Sarah Brightman releases her fifteenth full-length album, HYMN, today via Decca Gold/ Universal Music Group. This marks the multi-platinum, GRAMMY®award-nominated, classical crossover pioneer’s first new studio recording since she released the international chart-topper Dreamchaser in 2013. HYMN is available via all digital streaming platforms HERE.

Misty Eyed Releases New EP “Eurydice”

Concept. They were all very different songs. We saw a lot of parallels in the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, which is how we came up with the album title. Once we had the concept, we were able to gather content for the creative (artwork, videos). The writing process was very collaborative. One person can write a song, but it’s not complete until everyone has their input. Everyone has a small hand in every part of this album. The recording process was amazing. We recorded with Austin Blaine at Stray Thoughts recording. Austin is so personable & creative; he made the process comfortable and fun while staying super professional.

Jamie N. Commons Releases New Song “Paper Dreams” Today, November 9th

Born in Bristol in the late 80s and following that with a stint in Chicago, Commons returned to England set on a music career studying at Goldsmiths in London, notorious for its host of luminary alumni. Commons released The Baron EP in 2011 followed by his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope debut Rumble And Sway EP in 2013 showcasing his whiskey-laced growl. Commons’ workmanlike approach has been fed further by the work he’s doing for others. Among his successes, he co-wrote the hit “Jungle” for X Ambassadors with Alex Da Kid and Sam Harris, and toured with the band. He also had a Beats by Dre ad, and was featured on Eminem’s ‘MMLP2’ album. Commons won Music Week’s Sync Artist Of The Year in 2016. This year Commons composed the music for the summer blockbuster “Skyscraper” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These experiences opened his ears to a spectrum of genres, making him more interested in the path pop music is taking. Commons is currently working on his first full length album.

Sonta Releases New Track “2AM” Today

Singer-songwriter Sonta Me’Shay blends soul with hints of drill rap, making her a low-key R&B champ on YouTube. Since joining the platform in 2015, the Chicago-based songstress has racked up over 50M views for delivering unfiltered yet soulful gems like the crowd-pleaser “You Ain’t Shit.”

Toni Romiti Releases New Single “Afraid”

Known for creating anthems rooted in female empowerment, Romiti’s “Afraid” is a brash reminder to women everywhere that they don’t need a man for anything and instead should look within themselves. In the song, Romiti delivers simple but honest truths – in a climate where music with a message is hard to come by Toni’s songwriting is a welcomed refresher. This song also serves as the first single of her highly anticipated upcoming project set to release early next year.

Kelsey Lu debuts “Due West,” video out now + playing Los Angeles on Nov 17

Of the song Lu explains, “‘Due West’” is a continuation of the evolution of self. A continuous questioning of the romanticism of ‘home’ and what we leave behind in order to gain hope in what’s ahead.”

CHEL Shares “My Name” Track Via Billboard | Single Out Now On All DSP’s

“I worked with producer/engineer, Mike Hart on this song. He is extremely talented and found the exact vibe I was going for on the first try. He really brought the song to life. Between his edits on the mix and his placement with the ad libs and harmonies, I could not have made this record what it is without him. He pushed me to really find my voice and I am so excited to share the result. Between the lyrics and the vibe of this song, I believe I have finally created a record that is 100% me and it feels amazing.” -CHEL


Bay Ledges EP In Waves out November 30 & New song “Electric Dream” debuts!

Rising LA-based band Bay Ledges—led by songwriter and producer Zach Hurd—will release their new EP, In Waves, on November 30 via S-Curve Records. Additionally, the band’s newest song, “Electric Dream,” premieres at PopMatters, who says, “Replete with melodious, atmospheric synths and a cool, laid-back disposition, ‘Electric Dream’ feels a lot like what its name implies.

New release: US producer Fish Fox – I Want You To Stay (single)

Meet New York’s Dance Pop producer/singer Fish Fox – a dude with a mild obsession for animals who is walking around New York in a striped onesie, rushing to his apartment to lay down a new dance melody bouncing in his head. Taking to music early, he began drum lessons at the age of 6 and eventually became a multi-instrumental whiz also playing piano, guitar, djembe and of course producing and singing. He attended college for two years majoring in biology until dropping out and pursuing music as a career. His infectious electronic dance music with elements of Deep House and Tropical House comes from his humble home studio – he sings all vocals, plays all keys and his guitar ‘Marcus’.

Lala Lala Shares “Copycat” Video, Announces First Headlining U.S. Tour

Lala Lala — the Chicago-based project of Lillie West that was recently named one of Stereogum’s Best New Bands of 2018 — today released a new video for “Copycat” off the critically acclaimed album The Lamb out now via Hardly Art. The track confronts West’s feelings of alienation and boredom: “Some of this album is about being frustrated that everything is always repeating itself,” she explains. “‘Copycat’ in particular is about how everyone talks exactly the same on the Internet and it sometimes feels futile to try and be yourself.” Of the accompanying self-directed video, West says “I made this disorienting art video for you. It’s supposed to be fun.”

Lostboycrow Releases New Single “Waste of Time” (feat. Bea Miller)

“It began as an attempt to will my flu-ridden body out of bed one frostbitten night in Santa Fe and ended up being the first song written and recorded for the album,” explains Lostboycrow of the new track. “It is a reminder to love the very act of something for what it is and with whom we share it. To untangle our intentions and happiness from guessing at the future and enjoy something regardless of where or what it might bring us.”

Dutch artist Jacco Gardner shares “Levania” ahead of psychedelic, sci-fi informed 11/23 LP

“Fifty thousand miles up in the Aether lies the island of Levania” so reads Somnium, Kepler’s 1608 first ever sci-fi novel, which gave the title to Jacco Gardner’s upcoming third album, to be released this month on November 23. More than 400 years ago, Kepler imagined what the earth could look like while viewing it from the moon. Next year it will be exactly 50 years ago that this sight was first experienced by mankind, while we’re at the start of the next big space race for moon colonization, and the sci-fi genre is experiencing its most popular era since the 1970s.

EVOKEN: Hypnagogia Full-Length From Long-Running Funeral Doom Collective

Their first new output in six long years, Hypnagogia was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Sound Spa Studios in New Jersey by Steven DeAcutis and comes bound in the artwork of Adam Burke (Artificial Brain, Mos Generator, Hooded Menace).

Red Sleeping Beauty “Ruin My Life” (Zara Larsson cover)

Stockholm synthpop trio Red Sleeping Beauty are back with a surprise cover of fellow Swede Zara Larsson. It’s catchy as h*ll and maybe a bit more sensitive compared to the original.

Johnny Mafia’s ‘Princes de l’Amour’ Out Today on Dirty Water Records

French garage-punk band Johnny Mafia releases its sophomore LP, Princes de l’Amour, today via Dirty Water Records. Produced by Jim Diamond, its eleven tracks are full of reverb-soaked guitars and a high-octane, grungy low-end, all delivered with a snotty, punk-infused attitude.

Dawes Debut Alternate Version Of “All Your Favorite Bands” For Amazon Originals

This morning, Dawes debut “All Your Favorite Bands (Alternate Version),” a new version of the fan-favorite song which initially appeared on their 2015 album of the same name, on Amazon Music. Said Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes about their Amazon Original: “Here’s an alternate version of one of our own personal favorites. Ever since I wrote this song, there hasn’t been a single Dawes show in which this song didn’t end the night. With this version, we get the full band involved a little earlier than you hear on the original. I’m playing the Wurlitzer piano and Dave Rawlings is playing guitar. Hope you enjoy.” Stream and purchase “All Your Favorite Bands (Alternate Version) via Amazon Music here. The song is currently featured on Amazon Music’s global playlist Brushland, featuring the best in Americana music. Amazon Music listeners can ask, “Alexa, play the new song by Dawes” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, and on Alexa-enabled devices to listen to the track.

$peedy Noriega’s song “Keep It Lit”

$peedy Noriega’s song, “Keep It Lit” is a braggadocio party anthem. In the song $peedy states his intention of being the third best selling rapper alive and talks about the attention he has recently garnered. The video serves as visual representation for the glamour and madness that all artist’s at the top deal with. In cut scenes you can see $peedy sporting the outfit of a professor, teaching the audience about the greats and how he has the confidence to be classified with them.


Today, Olivia O’Brien, the Cali-based singer and song­-writer named by Paper Magazine as one of “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop Music,” releases her new song “Care Less More.” The catchy tune serves as the third song from an exciting series of new music that has arrived from Olivia this fall via Island Records. Her previous buzzed about songs “UDK” and “I Don’t Exist” have been lauded by outlets such as Harper’s Bazaar, Galore, and Billboard. Just last week, she released the stunning visuals to “I Don’t Exist” (Watch Here) which V Magazine called “her most captivating video to date.”


Speaking about the visuals, which was directed by Chad Tennies (Migos, 2 Chainz, Future), Njomza had this to say: “I had a vision for the “Lonely Nights” video and Chad helped amplify that vision. I was playing with the concept of “vacation” and how a vacation can be anywhere or anything. I can take vacation in my mind all from the comfort of my couch. The video really introduces that concept, which is a theme throughout the EP. It’s the beginning of the visual story.”

Radiant Baby’s new single ‘Firecracker’ premiered on The Line Of Best Fit

” ‘Firecracker’ is a sweet and naïve classic love song, with a nostalgic and vulnerable feel. I wrote a first instrumental version about 4 years ago. At the time, I was just learning music production. I was very attached to the demo and it took a few years before I could finally finish the song and write lyrics that made sense with the music. It’s my personal favorite Radiant Baby song so far because I was able with this song to express a new side of my project, even though I’ve always loved a good romantic and emotional song.


In an era where there seems to be a side-story of viral fame or leveraging online connections to rise to the top, 17-year-old high school student Bernard Jabs has carved his budding career out from pure authenticity. In Bernard Jabs’ first uploaded track, Gotta Get It, there is the obvious sound of his younger teenage voice, but within that sound is also the raw skill Bernard holds. His ability to channel the charisma of the music he grew up on and blend it with more current rap trends keeps Bernard circulating as one of the brightest new talents of a generation.

Dream pop trio Postiljonen reach for the sky on new single ‘Chasing Stars’

Border-crossing dream pop trio Postiljonen return today with their first new music since acclaimed 2016 album Reverie. With work on their much-anticipated third album almost complete – today the band are sharing a taste of what’s to come with spellbinding new single ‘Chasing Stars’ – out today (9/11/18) via Hybris.