@skopemag news for February 13, 2019 @ 3 pm est

FlowerLeaf: New lyric video of ‘Tupana’ points out dangers of deforestation

After the video for “Girls in Pearls”, another track from “Stronger”, FlowerLeaf’s debut album, gets its own video. This is the lyric video for “Tupana”, music that talks about the experience of being in the middle of the Amazon forest, where the Tupana River is so dark that reflects everything around it, as if it were a mirror. “The picturesque landscape and the environment makes us think about our place and our role in the world. It also brings us the thought of our environmental responsibility, in preserving the nature and the environment,” says the vocalist Vivs Takahashi. “More than the lyrics, we added some information about the Amazon forest and where the deforestation is leading us. In partnership with the NGO SOS Amazônia, we want to bring this awareness to our public,” she adds.

Sparkling go into ‘Fractions’ with new darkly toned electro single

Danish duo Sparkling are relishing returning to music after a long break with new single ’Fractions’ set to come out on 4th February following their recent single ’Say Goodbye To The Ragged Tiger’. The latter set blogs and radio stations alight last year and intrigued listeners with its organic yet futuristic sound.

Grime Veteran D Double E Teams Up with Becce J, on Blistering New Track, “Timing”

Having spent a decade being frustrated by false promises, Becce J has proved that perseverance pays off having not only hooked in grime royalty, D Double E to collaborate on her latest single but also delivering one of the coolest, classiest tracks from a UK artist in recent times. With ultra-slick production revolving around a hypnotic bass-line and chilled loops, Becce’s silky, crystalline vocals deliver her heartfelt lyrics on her frustrations of being let down by others. D Double E’s trademark rap confirms him as one of the masters of the scene, dubbed “Your Favourite MC’s Favourite MC” by the likes of Dummy Mag and Noisey and hailed by the likes of Skepta and Dizzee Rascal as one of the finest MC’s grime has ever seen.

Melissa Etheridge announces new album ‘The Medicine Show’

Iconic Grammy and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter and activist Melissa Etheridge has announced the release of her new album, ‘The Medicine Show’, out April 12th, 2019 via Concord Records and Snakefarm Records in the UK.

LUCIA release video for new single Blueheart directed by frontwoman Lucia Fairfull

Having kicked off the year in style with the release of their new single Blueheart, as featured on Spotify UK’s New Music Friday, Glaswegian indie-rock four-piece LUCIA today release the video for Blueheart, which was directed by the band’s frontwoman Lucia Fairfull alongside Michael Roddy, Ross ImaIach and Ronan Park. Lucia has been heavily involved in the direction of all of the band’s videos to date.

Lo-fi Pop Noodler Trunky Juno Announces Debut Single ‘Small Town’ FFO Father John Misty /Pizzagirl

Silent Kid Records has a new artist name Trunky Juno, and will release his debut single this Friday.

Rapidly Rising Indie Artist LAYTO Releases The Low Boy EP via LOWLY

“I grew up in a tough situation,” the Massachusetts native shares. “I had a lot of angst and strife. I was an outcast. I was always looking for a way to fit in. I found it in music.”

DROPOUT KINGS Drop New Video For “Bad Day”

Before they leave on their next tour, Arizona-based Trapmetal Bad Boys Dropout Kings have released a new video for the song “Bad Day,” which is taken from their 2018 debut album “Audiodope”.

DOOMSQUAD Share New Track “General Hum”

Today Toronto electro-psych, dance-rock trio DOOMSQUAD are pleased to return with new track “General Hum” alongside its enthralling Zak Tatham-directed video, which premiered this morning on Brooklyn Vegan. The track comes in conjunction with the announcement of their new forthcoming album Let Yourself Be Seen that is due for release on 5/10/2019 through Bella Union. Watch and listen to it HERE.

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DELICATE STEVE shares animated video for Freedom

Today Delicate Steve has shared Freedom, the latest track from his upcoming album Till I Burn Up coming out on March 1 via ANTI- Records. “I guess you could say the song was equally inspired by Purple Rain, Amen Dunes’ Freedom, A$AP Rocky, Krishnamurti, Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On and Spaghetti Westerns,” Steve explains. Underpinned by a grinding circular guitar line interrupted by what sounds like synthetic warning sirens, watch as an animated, motorcycle-riding Steve starts to race an ice cream truck through the Nevada desert in the video for Freedom HERE.


Today, 21 year-old global superstar Becky G releases the music video for her newest track “LBD”. “LBD” is receiving rave reviews with Idolator calling it a “bilingual smash” and Paper Magazine calling Becky a “bonafide urbano star”.