@skopemag news for november 27, 2018 @ 11 am est

Actor Cheyenne Jackson Releases Holiday Song “Plans” ft. Catey Shaw

Produced by Jay Levine and Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Richard Hell), “Plans” draws inspiration from holiday classics while maintaining a modern flair. “I love this song because it feels like such a fresh throwback to classic holiday songs,” Jackson explains. “I dig the simplicity of the theme, the retro vibe, and I love any chance to collaborate with the magical Catey Shaw.” “Plans” is available now on Spotify, iTunes and all other digital platforms.


Prolific singer/songwriter Alec Benjamin has premiered the official music video for “Boy In The Bubble” off his recently released debut mixtape NARRATED FOR YOU (available now via Atlantic Records). Watch the gripping and bittersweet video, which explores themes of bullying and mental health, on Alec’s official YouTube channel.

Common Kings Release “Take Her” Music Video


Jesse Denaro – ‘Garden’ single

Says Jesse Denaro: “You come to a point where you realize that no one really gives a shit about your music.” He laughs.

Indie-rock single: HongKong – I’m Back

HongKong is the Moscow (Russia) indie-rock band which presented their fresh single “Ja Vozvraschajus” (I’m Back), released on 16 November 2018. Partially melancholic, partially philosophic but for sure catching songs of this band founded by musician Konstantin Parfenov already caught the attention of fans of the rock in it’s classical way as well the alternative music listeners.

Young Thug Drops “Chanel” Ft. Gunna & Lil Baby [Watch Now] ???

Stalking Like Candy – ‘Punctronika’ Album

Stalking Like Candy is Dr J, aka Jamie Q, aka Jamie Quasar – multi-instrumentalist and band leader, Syd Green (ex Mantissa, currently 19-Twenty) producer, aficionado of vintage gear and globetrotting drummer and then there’s Max Sadowski, anarchist videographer and the live members Gabe Herr on bass and Ales Svoboda on drums.

Watch > Lafawndah + Elheist share video for ‘BYE BYE’ > Honey Colony Mixtape Vol.2

Helga mourns the destruction of our environment on ‘In The Wilderness’ ? ? ?

Hailing from the forests of Dalarna, Sweden, Helga writes music from the confines of her cabin. Living in the wilderness with just her guitar for company has given her songwriting a unique sense of introspection.

MICRA (Still Corners, Cocteau Twins) | Share New Video

The Triple J-tipped, Sydney-based atmospheric-pop duo, Micra, are today sharing the lucid new video for recent single, ‘Child Grows Old’ – watch here. Following support in their home country based upon debut performances and early demos, the band, comprised of Bulgarian born and raised singer-guitarist, Ivana Kay and Australian multi-instrumentalist, Robbie Cain will support the string of recent singles with debut performances in the UK and US in 2019.

Inside The Powerful And Inspiring Billie Eilish Phenomenon

Newly minted FORBES “30 Under 30” artist Billie Eilish is the music star of the moment right now. She is a press darling, her songs have now been streamed a billion times, Julia Roberts was at one of her sold-out shows in L.A. this week, Dave Grohl and his daughter Violet covered Eilish’s “idon’twannabeyouanymore,” Flea name checked her in an Instragram post, saying, “She is for real.” The accolades and buzz go on and on.


“’There are people who have money and people who are rich.’ Between the two I see the greatest possible difference. True wealth doesn’t consist of dollar amounts, but faithfulness toward God, love for His people, and a profound peace that the greatest earnings are not of this world, but of eternity.” – KB

Rookin Premieres “If You Didn’t Know By Now” via The Wild Honey Pie

Named after a pseudo-mythical Louisiana shark, the Brooklyn-based band Rookin began as a college class project on the Civil War. Years later, it has become a long-term endeavor to craft a new kind of Americana music. A warm and weird blend of folk, rock, and soul, the music of Rookin tells the tale of a band with a complex identity: a group of young musicians making music for old souls; a hopeless bunch of nerds whose every song comes with a story (and often a bit of historical research); and, perhaps most importantly, a collection of five close friends who hail from California to Massachusetts to Kentucky, and whose writing and performing emerges out of a deep commitment to one another.

FLING unveil surreal video for ‘Je T’aime’ | debut album ‘FLING or Die’ out February 22nd

Bradford’s friendly neighbourhood psychedelic rockers FLING take a different direction on lovelorn slow-burner Je T’Aime, a classic piece of song-writing, partially crooned in French. The video however is beholden to their mind-melting psychedelic roots, a surreal dreamscape carries the quintet’s sonic exploration seamlessly.

GRANT Releases “Changed My Mind.” To Join Tove Styrke On Tour

To commemorate her Scandinavian tour which starts today with fellow Swedish artist Tove Styrke, rising artist GRANT (aka Caroline Cederlöf) has released a stunning rendition of her tour mate’s single ‘Changed My Mind.’ Out on all digital platforms today, the single is accompanied by an official video, shot in the British coastal town of Margate, directed by Zoë Que and Heydon Prowse and features the burgeoning singer who truly makes the song her own with her powerful signature vocals. Watch the video for ‘Changed My Mind’ HERE.

Weird Al, Death Cab for Cutie, Hozier Play from Bed for Kids Facing Cancer

MyMusicRx proudly presents the return of Bedstock, the first and only online music festival where artists play from bed as a show of solidarity with kids spending the holidays in hospital beds. This Giving Tuesday through December 4, viewers can stream exclusive performances from more than 90 artists like “Weird Al” Yankovic, Death Cab for Cutie, Hozier, TV on the Radio, and Elle King along with dozens of performances from hospitalized kids at Bedstock.com. When fans make a donation of any size at Bedstock.com, they’ll be entered to win one-of-a-kind items including the chance to join MyMusicRx’s Bedstock film crew at Austin City Limits Music Festival in October 2019.

“What I love most about Bedstock is that we are delivering a music festival directly to kids who can’t get out of their hospital beds,” said Hozier. “Every child should get to experience the healing power of music and I am so honored to help make that happen.”


Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division & Sesame Workshop partner to re-launch Sesame Street Records

Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the iconic children’s show Sesame Street, have teamed up to re-launch Sesame Street Records in the United States and Canada. As a result of the multi-year deal, a deep catalog of beloved Sesame Street recordings is now available across digital streaming and download platforms, with brand-new compilation titles on CD and vinyl formats.

Arts Music’s plans for the revitalized imprint include: never-before-released music from current and past seasons of Sesame Street, including appearances by pop stars and other notable celebrities; new thematic compilations aligned with educational topics featured in current and upcoming seasons of Sesame Street; and new cover songs and parodies that originate outside of the TV show. New titles featuring these songs will debut in early 2019.

Sesame Street Records to Be Relaunched by Warner Music and Sesame Workshop

Dearling (Americana, country) releasing new EP in February

“The first song that ever got me a real paycheck was a country tune,” she says. “I loved going back to that and creating songs that aren’t just love songs. A couple of these tunes are real stories, people deciding to do the right thing at the right time. It’s about the heroes we never talk about culturally. We idolize people for all sorts of reasons: fame, success, money, athletic ability. I wanted to sing and create some songs that promote those who give when no one is looking, without an agenda. They just live right.”