@skopemag news for February 22, 2019 @ 2 pm est


Grammy®, Tony® and Emmy® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, and author, Sara Bareilles released the video for her new song “Fire” today. “Fire” is the second track off her anxiously-awaited fifth full length album, “Amidst The Chaos,” which will be released on April 5th via Epic Records. The video is directed by Nicholas Lam.

UV Rays Share “Boys” Single On Brooklyn Vegan

On their new EP Try and Begin, Brooklyn’s UV Rays are a band rejuvenated. While guitarist Adrien DeFontaine once served as the band’s principal songwriter, here he has invited his three bandmates to tackle lead vocals and songwriting duties as well. As a result, UV Rays have opened a floodgate of new perspectives and influences, embracing richly melodic pop music alongside their steadfast explorations of intricate, meter-shifting rock. “I wanted the songwriting to be a more democratic experience,” DeFontaine explains. “Early on, what people reacted to was seeing the four of us playing off each other live. That chemistry, and making something together that we couldn’t possibly do on our own, is what’s most exciting to me.” Try and Begin delivers big hooks alongside equally ambitious arrangements; it is as engaging as it is full of surprises.

Sarah Potenza Debuts Stunning New Track “Earthquake”

Billboard calls the track (which Sarah wrote expressly for her husband and collaborator Ian Crossman) “a make-up song of seismic proportions.”

Introducing Emmrose: 15 Yr Old Power Vocalist, Singer, Songwriter

Ask Emma Torrison, also known as Emmrose, about her craft, and she’ll tell you that she writes music about the people who make her lonely and for the people who don’t. One might expect words this wise to come from a musician who’s lived a lot. But, Emmrose is all of 15 years old.


About the EP, Kumari explains, “BLOODLINE asks the question, “Who are you?” It’s not just about your family line or your heritage. WHO ARE YOU? What runs through your veins and what are you willing to fight for? This collection of songs was inspired my time in India. I found strength in the Motherland, and these battle anthems are my story, my bloodline.”

Non-profit organizer Gabe Kubanda shares alt-pop single “Damn Plans”

Non-Profit EduMusication creator and singer/songwriter Gabe Kubanda has released his new single, the upbeat, alt-pop track “Damn Plans.”

Louise Distras shares ‘Solidarity’ video ahead of touring

Following the release of her Street Revolution EP and UK headline tour, punk singer Louise Distras has shared the video for the track ‘Solidarity’.

New Release – COTIS – “WAIT!”

Canadian fast riser COTIS releases his hotly anticipated debut EP “WAIT!”

ASHES COLLIDE Release New Single ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’

Here’s what the band had to say; “This is rock ballad about a person for whom the search for meaning is more important than the meaning itself. About doubts and self-deception, from which you really do not want to run away.”

ASHES COLLIDE EP ‘First Collide’ – Out Today!


Mayer’s 2019 World Tour launches in March in New Zealand and Australia and then heads to Asia through April. Known for numerous massive hits, such as last year’s “New Light,” “Gravity,” “Love on the Weekend,” “Heartbreak Warfare,” “Daughters,” “Waiting on the World to Change,” “Your Body Is a Wonderland,” and many more, these “Evening with John Mayer” concerts will feature two sets of music spanning his entire recording career. There will be no opening act.

Hear John Mayer’s New Country-Tinged Tune ‘Guess I Just Feel Like’

MEDIA ALERT: Mark Morton Drops New Song “Save Defiance” Featuring Myles Kennedy — LISTEN!

“Myles was our first and only choice for ‘Save Defiance,'” Morton says. “He’s such a tremendous talent and a remarkably down-to-earth and humble dude. Even before the instrumental pre-production demo was finished, we knew we were going to ask Myles to sing on it. We felt like it was a perfect fit for his voice. He dug the track and made it his own. I’m grateful to have had the chance to work with him.”

New Music Friday: My single, “That Great Feeling”, is out NOW!

On Monday, PopMatters premiered the first track on the record, “That Great Feeling” (which is now available for streaming everywhere). In the feature, we were able to give a little insight into the behind the scenes of the production / recording of the track. Check out the full article here.

Rockabilly Goddess Kim Lenz Releases New Album “Slowly Speeding”

Rockabilly goddess Kim Lenz has released her new album Slowly Speeding via Blue Star Records. Combining atmospheric production with gothic americana themes and a renewed emphasis on lyricism, Slowly Speeding represents a compelling new direction for the LA-based songwriter and band leader.

10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Jerrod Niemann, Carly Pearce

Mascot Records & Nine Shrines Announce April 26th Release Date For Debut Album

Mascot Records and Nine Shrines have announced an April 26 global release date for the band’s debut studio album RETRIBUTION THERAPY. Nine Shrines blend the most extreme elements of active-rock/metal-core with well-crafted, melodic songwriting. 2017’s debut Misery EP (Mascot) with the single/video “King of Mercy” surpassed one million Spotify streams, while SiriusXM Octane kept the song in rotation for six weeks just because they liked it. Sharing the stage with Volbeat, Halestorm, Chimaira, Shinedown, All That Remains, and Nonpoint made waves nationwide, while building anticipcation for this debut across the globe.

Gillian Heidi’s edgy new bop [ffo: Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift]

“Gillian Heidi is a young singer-songwriter from Boston. While she is only 14 years old, the maturity and wisdom in her songs have led her fans to draw comparisons to Camila Cabello, Colbie Caillat, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift. Her vocals carry the stories of relationships, intense feelings, and memorable moments that are laid out in her lyrics. “Artists decades older wish that they could craft lyrics as insightful and moving,” says producer Patrick Hanlin.” Check out the rest over at Celebmix!

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: “player”- Gillian Heidi’s edgy new bop

Molly Tuttle shares new animated video for song co-written with Jewel and Steve Poltz

“Million Miles” was an unfinished song brought in during a songwriting session with artist Steve Poltz, who mentioned that he and Jewel had started it in the ’90s but never completed it. With their blessing, she finished the song and enlisted Hull and Isbell for the recording. The wistful track, with its delicate verses and catchy singalong chorus, sets the tone for an album that offers subtle moments of reflection as well as dazzling musicianship and songcraft.

Watch Molly Tuttle’s Animated Lyric Video For Jason Isbell Collaboration “Million Miles”

Friday Watching- Conor Donohue’s Video “The Garden”

This week Americana UK shared Conor Donohue’s video for “The Garden,” the first single off his upcoming album, ‘Let Love Contaminate,’ out April 12th. Filmed live at Mashed Potato Records in New Orleans, the song is a devastatingly stark journey through depression and addiction.

Video Premiere: Conor Donohue “The Garden”

Steve Aoki and Alan Walker Drop Reimagined Collab “Are You Lonely”

Today, two-time Grammy nominated DJ and Producer Steve Aoki and multi-platinum Norwegian DJ and Producer Alan Walker team up to drop re-envisioned track, “Are You Lonely” featuring ISÀK. The instrumental and lyrical melody are based on the original “Lonely” release that came out at the end of last year on Alan Walker’s album, now reimagined with new lyrics, arrangement and performance.

Oakland psych r&b/electronic band Bells Atlas announce ‘the mystic’ LP

“Belly is about giving into the fullness of a moment and a connection with someone new, and how sometimes even in the midst of that rush of attraction, you realize you’ve made yourself vulnerable to someone you barely know. Or maybe, you start creating stories about who the other person is or what they could be thinking. Sometimes you even start to wonder “Am I trippin or was their whole face different a minute ago? Why are they looking at me like that? Am I actually into this person? Why did I invite them into my space again?”

Kari Faux Reveals “Leave Me Alone” Video