@skopemag news for january 20, 2019 @ 1 pm est

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Here’s To You Returns With New Single “Burning Alive”

“The way this song came to be was kind of crazy and all happened at once. Greg had around 8 bars of this instrumental laid out in a demo, and Charlie took it home and started writing about this crazy, nostalgic, and surreal night he had while visiting his friend at college. Stephan and Mike came in and effortlessly improved on the songs structure and parts. It is one of the fastest songs we’ve ever written with each other, and it quickly became one of our favorites!”


Dean Lewis Releases Highly Anticipated New Single “7 Minutes”

Following his global hit ‘Be Alright’ and fresh from his sold-out Australian tour, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Dean Lewis releases his brand new single ‘7 Minutes’, a further taste of what’s to come from his forthcoming debut album. Dean is also set to make his debut performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show next Wednesday, Jan. 23.

New Video: Atmosphere “Stopwatch” + West Coast Tour Dates

Independent Hip-Hop duo Atmosphere release their new music video for “Stopwatch” today via Rhymesayers Entertainment. The cinematic visual is the fifth video from the groups Mi Vida Local LP and follows the lyrical contour of the song from a pessimistic introduction to an optimistic conclusion.

ELIZA SPEAR // Singer/Songwriter Releases Power-Ballad “There Has To Be More”

LA-raised, North-Carolina based singer/songwriter, Eliza Spear, today released her newest single “There Has To Be More”. The song premiered yesterday exclusively via Substream Magazine who said: “Spear has a fantastic voice, full of power and energy, but still delicately navigating the emotional complexity of the track. ”

PREMIERE: Eliza Spear searches for answers on “There Has To Be More”


“When I was writing “Sabotage,” I was remembering the years when I was most self-destructive,” says Martin. “I had a lot of anger and didn’t know what to do with it. Nobody, including myself, knew what I was so angry about and it took everyone by surprise. This song speaks from a few perspectives; the counselor, the parents, the teacher, and the kid (me).”

Los Elk Releases “Say” on 1/18

Arista Records Signs Quinn Lewis, Releases “Hanging On” With Official Video

Today, Australian pop singer-songwriter Quinn Lewis debuts “Hanging On” with Billboard. The new single marks his first release since signing with Arista/Small Giant Records. “Hanging On” is accompanied by an official music video directed by Nick Leopold that showcases Quinn caught between fantasy vs. reality. Featuring a swamp-like atmosphere and a ’70s-styled motel room submerged in water, the video quite literally finds Quinn stuck with no way out – which is what the song is all about.

Julian Lynch’s new album, Rat’s Spit is out today on Underwater Peoples / Ya Reach Media

Wisconsin-based artist and producer Julian Lynch began releasing solo music in 2009, and has since recorded five LPs along with an array of EPs, cassettes, and film scores. Julian balances his output of solo material with his pursuit of a joint PhD in anthropology and ethnomusicology, and more recently his role as guitarist in the band Real Estate since 2016. Rat’s Spit, Julian’s latest full length, arrives today, January 18th, 2019 from Underwaters Peoples & Ya Reach Media. A Japanese version will also be released via Plancha Records on CD.


Grammy-nominated, worldwide multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter and producer Mike Posner (“I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” “Cooler Than Me”), released new album, A Real Good Kid, today via Island Records.

“This album is about pain, loss, and the joy that comes with it. It’s about getting a call that my father has a tumor the size of a tangerine in his forehead. It’s about selling my house in LA to move into the house I grew up in to help him die. It’s about falling in love after his death. It’s about having that relationship fall apart and not really knowing why. It’s about somehow finding peace through it all.” – Mike Posner

Bobby Long’s new album Sultans coming on March 1

Known for creating memorable songs inhabited by hauntingly poetic lyrics, Bobby’s ever-growing audiences find themselves seduced by his compelling voice, musicianship and charm.

Sarah Walk Releases new single “CTRL” + Video

The recent confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh was a major catalyst for Walk, who was propelled to do something to help create more awareness and drive change. The song had already been recorded, the idea to make a music video seemed like a no brainer. “I wanted the video for “CTRL” to be a visual representation of how a movement starts and grows.” said Zoe Travis, the writer and director of the video. “The experience of shooting this was incredible- we cast about 50 women-identified cast members who were very passionate about the project’s message.”

Grim Streaker Share “A.D.D.” Single On The Line of Best Fit

Today, Brooklyn punk band Grim Streaker share their new single “A.D.D.,” the lead track off their forthcoming debut full-length. The Line of Best Fit debuted the song, describing it as “a two-minute blitz calling to mind the likes of Bleach-era Nirvana and the lo-fi shrieks of early Yeah Yeah Yeahs, all while retaining the Amelia Bushell-fronted band’s singular scuzz and kinetic spirit.” The group’s debut LP, No Vision, is due out this May.

CAR ASTOR Goes Electro-Rock On New Song “Don’t Stop, Don’t Speak”

New York-based pop powerhouse CAR ASTOR has released her first new song of 2019 with the electro-rock infused “Don’t Stop, Don’t Speak,” which is available now via Blue Elan Records on all music platforms. “Don’t Stop, Don’t Speak” features a driving bass guitar line and sultry vocals that explode during the chorus, while industrial yet upbeat-leaning synth lines add to the dark vibe of the song, making it a new anthem for a midnight dance floor.

CHROME WAVES: Revolver Magazine Premieres “Predatory Animals”

CHROME WAVES, formed by former members of Wolvhammer, Nachtmystium, Abigail Williams, The Gates Of Slumber, Amiensus, and more, makes its return with a new lineup and their first full-length album, A Grief Observed. The record was engineered by Niko Albanese and the band’s James Benson and Jeff Wilson and finished with artwork by Wilson.

half•alive RELEASE NEW SONG & VIDEO “arrow” TODAY

Long Beach based trio half•alive drop their new track “arrow” along with a video directed by lead vocalist Josh Taylor today. “arrow” is available at all digital retails providers now via RCA Records. Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]. Additionally half•alive is set to embark on their sold out first-ever headlining tour later this month and will be performing this summer at Firefly Music Festival in Delaware along with other festival dates TBA soon.

Matthew Logan Vasquez announces new record; shares first song/video

Acclaimed Texas singer-songwriter Matthew Logan Vasquez has announced the release of his excellent new album. The Delta Spirit frontman’s third solo LP, LIGHT’N UP arrives via Dine Alone Records on Friday, February 22.

R3HAB releases a genre-crossing single ‘BAD!’

Def Manic ft. Karim Hayek – I Need You

Def Manic has just dropped his latest music video for his track ‘I Need You’, using Anthony Francisco Schepperds original animations. This is a certified club banger as it mixes Electronic, Dance and Hip Hop with a sexy, catchy chorus.

Ekali stars in his video for “Forgot How To Dream” feat. K.Flay

Ekali has shared the video for “Forgot How To Dream” featuring K.Flay from his debut EP, Crystal Eyes, out now on OWSLA / Big Beat / Atlantic. The video shows a young Ekali daydreaming of his future as a musician, mixed in with real-life modern day clips of Ekali’s recent headline show at the Hollywood Palladium, touring in Japan, and island getaway music festival Your Paradise in Fiji. Watch the video and listen to his debut Crystal Eyes EP below, and stay tuned for more music soon including a highly-anticipated collab that Ekali and friends have been teasing.

Fiery Boston MC Rite Hook unveils debut album

We’re excited to be a part of unvealing the highly anticpated debut by Boston’s Rite Hook, a fiery MC who’s not afraid to flex his pop muscle on truly earwormy hook. For years now the rapper-songwriter has toiled in Boston’s underground, carefully refining and honing his explosive sound. Years in the making, “Make You Love Me” is the lead single off Modify. Opening with an MF Doom-esque sample before the first verse explodes, heavy pianos build to the songs hook laden chorus.

Check it out and keep your eyes peeled for his new record, due out March 8th on Leedz Edutainment

Porteau – Your First Listen: “River Song”


Rising pop songstress Ananya has unveiled her eagerly awaited new single ‘Better’, released today via UMG and supported by Island Records UK.

VARNA – ‘The Craving’ Official Lyric Video

Snavs & NXSTY Cook Up Suspenseful Trap on “Flex”

Shifting between dark atmospheric soundscapes and razor sharp trap drops, Snavs and NXSTY cook up a suspenseful Dim Mak debut with “Flex.”