Seba Kaapstad bring an intoxicating and atmospheric spirit with their new video for “Africa” out today along with the announcement of their upcoming album Thina, out May 15thvia Mello Music Group. With an effortless but captivating approach, “Africa” combines soul, jazz, hip hop, and the music of Africa in a swirl of sounds that can only result from a group that hails from such diverse backgrounds.
Ian Storm & Michael Ford present ‘Mandy’
Continuing off of 2018’s momentum, Houston based rapper and newly-signed 300 Entertainment artist Megan Thee Stallion shares her latest single “Sex Talk” off her highly anticipated studio debut EP, Fever, slated for release on April 12th via 300 Entertainment / 1501 Certified Entertainment. The sex-positive single finds Megan taking charge and offers an unapologetic preview into the forthcoming debut delivered through expertly crafted wordplay that incites a finely tuned mix of sweet, sensual, and savage imagery.
LPX (MS MR’S LIZZY PLAPINGER) NEW EP JUNK OF THE HEART OUT TODAY
LPX is the New York based solo alternative project of Lizzy Plapinger, co-founder of boutique record label Neon Gold Records (Christine and the Queens, Haim, Charli XCX, MØ, Tove Lo, Marina and the Diamonds) and lead singer of alt pop darlings MS MR. LPX is a fully independent artist (self funded, self released, self realized) and lives at the apex of where rock and pop collide reveling in the power of the force of their collision.
FOSTER THE PEOPLE UNVEIL NEW SINGLE “STYLE”
Speaking about the new track, frontman Mark Foster stated, “I’ve been wrestling with certain themes since we put out Torches. I guess it’s my way of processing the law of chaos and random happenings in our universe. There is hope for the underdog. I like to fight from the ropes. I never like to feel like I’m on top of the hill. This song is another facet of that same story. When we face the question of our own mortality, we are free to live our lives without fear.”
J Styles drops highly anticipated new single & video ‘Fake Nails’
Hardcore luminaries La Dispute have released Panorama, their first LP in 4 years. Produced by the band in tandem with return producer Will Yip (Quicksand, Braid, Code Orange, Nothing, Title Fight) Panorama combines jazz, rock, slowcore, noise, hardcore among other influences over the span of 10 tracks. Most of what happens on the album takes place on the route singer Jordan Dreyer and his partner would drive from their home in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids to the city of Lowell, where she grew up. Everywhere along the drive are places where, in varying degrees of recency, people have died: a pond where a man drowned walking home in the winter, multiple places where people crashed driving drunk or were killed in car accidents, and one place where years prior a city worker found a Jane Doe decomposed. Panorama is intended to be a wide angled shot of that drive, with the stories of those tragedies becoming focal points but filtered through the sieve of the couple’s life together.
Here are our editors’ picks for this week’s most noteworthy new releases. Check out a specific album or visit our New Releases page for more information.
Internet Money Signee Trevor Daniel Levels Up With Restless EP
Reaching an impressive level of viral popularity on streaming services, “Falling” earned over 5 million streams on Spotify and inspired millions of views on user-generated content on Instagram, as detailed in a recent Complex feature. Premiered by Complex and featured in HYPEBEAST, “Falling” recently caught the ear of blackbear, who collaborated with Trevor on a remix that reached the top 20 of Spotify’s United States Viral 50 chart.
Throughout his life, Khanin has always been writing music as an escape from his everyday life. Spending the past 7 years as a commercial fisherman in Iceland and Alaska, he now runs the family’s fishing company that demand long and lonely days out in the frigid open sea, but provide the inspirational backdrop to his own music and story. Life is exhilarating and heartbreaking, but always filled with a shimmer of hope. Hope in finding love. Hope in finding that lifetime of friendship and caring for your partner forever. Those are the core themes within Khanin’s lyrics.
Texas’ Will Beeley releases first new music in 40 years
Tompkins Square is very proud to announce the long-awaited new album from Will Beeley. The acclaimed Texas singer-songwriter’s first new LP in four long decades, HIGHWAYS & HEART ATTACKS arrives at last on Friday, June 14. HIGHWAYS & HEART ATTACKS is heralded by the haunting travelogue, “U.S. 85,” which received its premiere today via Rolling Stone Country.
MARIAH CAREY RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “A NO NO (REMIX) FT. STEFFLON DON”
Chicago-native and DJ/producer–J. WORRA–makes her debut on highly-acclaimed dance label Thrive Music with “On The Run”, featuring KALEENA ZANDERS and co-written with VenessaMichaels. “On The Run” is a vibrant house tune that marries the 90s nostalgia of Kaleena Zanders’ soulful voice with J. Worra’s en vogue tech-filled production.
UK based Irish singer-songwriter, social commentator, and expert storyteller Maverick Sabre has released his third album When I Wake Up on all DSPs via FAMM / The Orchard with a CD format to follow on April 5th in North America. The new album is an acutely personal and poignant body of work which includes powerful features from Grammy-nominated artists Jorja Smith and Chronixx. The new release explores themes around society, faith, relationships, hope, hurt and much more.
NELSON FREITAS & JUAN MAGAN JOIN FORCES ON “EVERY DAY ALL DAY”
Dutch singer, songwriter & producer Nelson Freitas hails from eclectic Cape Verde, and is known by his many fans in Africa & Portugal as the “King of Kizomba”, a sensual music genre similar to African zouk & bachata. His contagious rhythms are taking root in the rest of Europe, gaining him a strong following in Netherlands and France. His latest album reached the very top of the sales charts in Portugal at #1, and “Miuda Linda” was the most watched video in Portugal in 2016, with 49 Million views.
After covering H.E.R.’s “Could’ve Been” at the top of the year and collaborating with Anderson .Paak on Oxnard last year, BJ The Chicago Kid is back with another one. This time BJ takes on Ella Mai’s “Close”, providing fans with a heartfelt, yet seductive male point of view!
Hailey Whitters Releases New Single “The Days” From Forthcoming Album ‘The Dream’ To Be Released in 2019
Today, The Iowa-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Hailey Whitters released her new single “The Days” from her forthcoming album The Dream to be released later this year.
WILD BELLE NEW ALBUM “EVERYBODY ONE OF A KIND” OUT NOW!
Sibling duo Wild Belle today celebrates the release of their third studio album Everybody One of a Kind, officially available worldwide on the duo’s label Love Tone via AWAL with vinyl release to follow on April 5th via Tuff Gong Worldwide. The 10 track album features their recent explosive singles “Rocksteady”, the dance-hall infused burner “Mockingbird”, and the case-of-mistaken-identity slow jam “Have You Now”.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, rapper and producer, Maejor, has released his track “Nirvana” featuring Yashua and Jeon. “Nirvana” is the first single to be released from Maejor’s debut solo album Frequency, which is due later this year. Maejor showcases an indie hip-hop fusion with Latin flavors, highlighting a global sound that moves the needle. “Nrivana” is available for streaming and purchase.
Los Angeles singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Mazer premiered her debut, How Do We Get By this week via PopMatters who called the record an “impressive” and “soulfully expressive debut.” Written in a moment of tragedy and vulnerability, Mazer dedicates the record to her brother whom she lost three years ago.
Capturing all the feel and excitement of early love, the “What I Like About You” narrative comes from the perspective of a rebellious relationship, wrapped up in the stratospheric electronic soundscape that has cemented Jonas Blue’s position as a superstar dance producer and master pop songwriter.
GORGON CITY SHARE BRAND NEW TRACK “DELICIOUS”
Multi-faceted producers Gorgon City have unveiled their latest underground track, “Delicious,” a new single that showcases the pair’s deeper side. “Delicious” has launched on their REALM imprint, in partnership with Astralwerks. The release of “Delicious” precedes the duo’s Miami Music Week trip.
VORY RELEASES NEW TRACK & MUSIC VIDEO “YOU GOT IT”
Louisville, KY rapper, singer, and GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter Vory shares his new single and music video “You Got It” today.
Ra Ra Riot Releases New Song “Bad To Worse” Today
Ra Ra Riot is thrilled to share their brand-new single “Bad To Worse,” available today via Rob the Rich Recordings/Caroline on your preferred streaming service. The song was produced by and co-written with Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, Maggie Rogers, Frank Ocean, Haim), mixed by multiple Grammy Award-winner Manny Marroquin (Rihanna, Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars, Sia, Kanye West), and mastered by Grammy Award-winner Emily Lazar (Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Chainsmokers, Beck).
Kassi Ashton Releases New Song “Pretty Shiny Things”
“3 years ago, this song was there for me in the middle of the night. Like a diary entry that was writing me, not me writing it,” says Kassi. “It has silently waited, given guidance, and reminded me that honest art is the best art. I’m honored to be passing it along to whoever needs it now.”
Pittsburgh-born and GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Kevin Garrett releases his debut full length album, HOAX, today! He will also be making his late night television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performing the lead single off his project, “It Don’t Bother Me At All” on April 3rd.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Release ‘Phases’