@skopemag news for december 13, 2018 @ 9 am est

Jack Splash’s New Band: Kill The Motherboard – Debut Single “We Made It” ft Ras & Taj Austin

The debut album from Kill The Motherboard stylistically varies from progressive R&B to hip-hop to new wave to indie-rock. “I don’t think that hip hop in its purest form can really be categorized,” says Jack Splash, “I mean, if you look at Kendrick’s music, it would be hard to confine it into one genre. It’s the same thing with OG’s like Outkast, Lauryn Hill, GoodieMob or CeeLo. I think with Kill The Motherboard, we’re just carrying on that tradition of music without borders.”

Rod Wave & Moneybagg Yo Take You to Church with the “Feel The Same Way” Video

Pioneering a melodic and deep-feeling brand of southern rap music, Rod Wave’s evocative style overflows with emotion. Radiating with gratitude for his fans and friends, Rod Wave shares “Feel The Same Way,” his latest music video. Produced with Southern-fried flair by Drum Dummie, one of the region’s rising producers, Rod declares his allegiance to his day ones and his loyal supporters: “I got love for all my n****s from the graveyard to the state yard,” rhymes Rod. In the video, Rod and guest artist Moneybagg Yo chill in Florida, bouncing from the skyscrapers of Miami to the canals of St. Petersburg as Rod shouts out his ATR crew. “Feel The Same Way” is among the standout tracks from Hunger Games 3, which dropped last Friday via Alamo/Interscope.


REAL BLAST! Niki “Pretty Ass Hoes” New World Wide Single!

Skela Releases Female Empowerment Pop Anthem “Holy”

In support of the visual album, Skela kicks off her Project 10 Tour with stops at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on February 9, 2019; Chicago’s Schubas on February 16, 2019; and Los Angeles’s The Peppermint Club on March 2, 2019. Tickets for all three shows are on-sale now.


LaMusica App from Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (OTCQX: SBSAA), exclusively premieres the much anticipated music video for the single “Aquella Vez” globally. Artists include Chris Wandell in collaboration with Lenny Tavarez and Lyanno. The single “Aquella Vez” will be available on all digital platforms Thursday, December 14th, and exclusive content will showcase on LaMusica App from the expected premiere.

I AM NOVA Release Electric New Single “Gotta Be you”

We wrote GOTTA BE YOU about a friend of ours who always seemed have a feeling of loneliness after midnight – especially on weekends. He felt a desperate need for romance and affection, but at the same time he didn’t want to seem needy or desperate. One night when we were at a bar together with him, he walked up to a girl and delivered the phrase: “I need a girl, and it’s gotta be you”. It’s a very interesting sentence because “I need a girl” is very desperate, but when he adds “It’s gotta be you”, he thinks that he manages to not seem desperate anymore, but just really into this one girl. This became an inside joke to us, and we decided to write a song about it.

Young Trap “On My Belt” New Single!

Klara Zubonja – ‘The Winds Of Life’ Single & Video

Klara Zubonja, an alt-pop singer-songwriter who forms a distinct sound of her own, prepares to ascend with her latest single The Winds Of Life. Since the release of Klara’s debut album Stuck Between in late 2016, her sound has continued to grow and evolve, leading to Zubonja’s upcoming EP Eye To Eye, which is set to be released December 14th.

Tom Speight shares ‘Strangers Now’ Video

Co-written with Lisa Hannigan and Turin Brakes ‘Strangers Now’ is one of Tom’s most confident songs to date. The strong hook brings beauty to the dense foundations of the rhythm section and once again the amazing vocals of Lydia Clowes blend beautifully with Tom.

Reed Foehl Shares Song From ‘Lucky Enough,’ Recorded with Band of Heathens, Due Out Feb 1

With the Feb. 1, 2019, release of Reed Foehl’s fifth solo album, Lucky Enough, fans will get a dose of powerful medicine, a cathartic collection of 10 songs that Foehl recorded with help from a mighty musical force, The Band of Heathens, at their Finishing School studio in Austin, Texas. It’s an album that will undoubtedly solidify his standing as one of the most compelling and vital Americana artists around.

Other artists have long sung the praises of Foehl. As fellow songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov notes, “Reed has the ability to transport the soul, a true master. One of the great songwriters of our time.”

SONG PREMIERE: Reed Foehl Finds Inspiration in Travel With Gregory Alan Isakov Co-Penned “American Miles”