@skopemag news for February 6, 2019 @ noon est

The Royal Concept – new single and video “Need to know”

After a three year long writer’s block, collective band depression and half-hearted ventures into other lines of work, The Royal Concept are finally back doing what they love the most. Their first release “Need To Know” is a hybrid between the Swedish melancholy and the California sunshine with shimmering guitars and three-part singing.

Norway’s Anna of the North embraces self-care in new song, “Leaning on Myself” | US tour this April

Anna of the North has premiered brand new track ‘Leaning On Myself’, her first taste of new music since critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Lovers’. Having sold out worldwide shows and amassed over 140 million streams, Anna plays a headlining show in London on March 25, before embarking on her first North American headlining tour starting on April 19. Tickets for all US tour dates will go on sale this Friday, 2/8 at 10am PST.

Roman Harris unveils video for ‘The Smell Of Heather’

Augustine builds a brand of bombastic indie-pop with ‘Luzon’

Moving through potent indie-pop while incorporating jazz-influenced instrumentation, and fusing altogether under an umbrella of bedroom electronica, 22-year-old Stockholmer AUGUSTINE makes his debut with ‘Luzon’ working alongside producers Rahmani (LÉON, Skott) and Björnson.

TR/ST Announces New LP, Shares New Single On Billboard

TR/ST has announced the new LP entitled The Destroyer on Billboard. Along with the LP announcement, he shared a new single “Gone”. Releasing in two parts, Destroyer – 1 and Destroyer – 2, the first LP will be out 4/19 with the second 8 track installment coming in November 2019 both on Grouch via House Arrest.



Charly Bliss announce new album “Young Enough” out May 10th on Lucky Number

Today, NYC’s Charly Bliss return by signing to Lucky Number (Sunflower Bean, Dream Wife, Hinds, Sleigh Bells and more) for the World excl America and announcing their highly anticipated new album, Young Enough, with a video for its lead single “Capacity”

Rosie Tucker (LA) shares “Habit” single

About the track, Tucker shares: “Habit” aims to describe the process of coming to terms with and moving through feelings of regret. I can’t always hope to resolve painful interpersonal conflicts alongside the people those conflicts concern, and bitterness feels practical, and anger comes naturally, and I often employ both against painful loose ends, even when these mechanisms wear me down and diminish in usefulness. I’ve found that if I want freedom from the bad feelings then I have to seek out forgiveness of myself and others by whatever terms are available the minute I’m ready to let go. I guess the song is about trying to get free of guilt and regret, to move to a lighter place.

Trixie Whitley announces new album; shares new video

Trixie Whitley has revealed the video for “Touch,” the first part of a visual trilogy leading to the release of her third studio album, LACUNA, due May 29, 2019. The track premiered last month upon the announcement of her new album and is available for streaming now at all DSPs. LACUNA was created in conjunction with Run The Jewels producer Little Shalimar, and sees Whitley pulling classic soul into a future world thru a fascinating, heady blend of hi-fi electronic sounds, hypnotic rhythms, and her trademark vocals with gut punching lyrics.

Streets of Roya – New single ‘If Only’ out now

Enigmatic Alt-Pop band Streets of Roya are back with a mesmerising new single ‘If Only’ and share details of ‘A Bad Companion’, the band’s debut EP due out on March 15th.

&More Release Video for New Single “WHOA” Feat. Chuck D, Debut Album Ethel Bobcat out 4/5

The Philadelphia-based hip-hop/R&B duo &More comprised of singer Donn T and rapper Chill Moody have released a video for their latest single “WHOA” featuring Chuck D of Public Enemy (produced by Jake Morelli with additional mixing by Ben “IAmBNJMIIN“ Thomas). The song is from the group’s forthcoming debut album Ethel Bobcat that will be released on April 5 via D-tone Victorious/nicethingsMUSIC.

Kelly Rowland Partners With Dove To Release “Crown”

“Growing up I felt many of the pressures young girls face today when it comes to embracing their hair, but my mom would always tell me that your hair is your crowning glory and you should wear it proudly,” says Kelly. “This song is very personal to me and, having met many of the real girls who inspired it, I am incredibly proud to be partnering with Dove to spark this conversation and encourage girls everywhere to love their hair.”

Mariel Darling Launches New Music Video

“I wrote ‘Unknown’ because I was struggling with difficult life choices and was in a place where I was trying to find who I wanted to become. It’s challenging as a young adult to navigate life with the pressure of today’s society. Through my music I hope to empower other young adults to find their voice, and to not cave into the status quo.”


He initially teased the arrival of II with the single “Karma” a few weeks ago. Straight out of the gate, it attracted critical praise with Complex writing, “If you’re in search for a fresh-faced addition to your playlists, we’ve got you covered today with [‘Karma’]…There’s a range of audible influences to his sound, as the New Orleans native throws in elements of funk and soul into an experimental R&B package.”

John Paul White debuts “The Long Way Home”

“It’s the one song that has the distinction of making my kids cry,” White notes of the song. “I didn’t see this song as tugging at any heart strings, but when I played it, especially for my 11 year-old, he was tearing up. Especially the line, ‘Don’t you dare kiss me goodbye’ in the bridge. That’s the one that always gets him. I didn’t see that coming, but he knows how much it hurts to leave. My kids know I have to play music, and they love that I do it. They’re very supportive, but thankfully they don’t want me to leave.”