@skopemag news for april 6, 2019 @ 8 am est


Firmado con Planet Records, Raulin Rodriguez es uno de los bachateros mas respetados en la industria y ha obtenido mucho éxito con su mas reciente tema, “Corazón con Candado” que ha llegado a la cima de las carteleras de Billboard y ya tiene disco de Oro digital certificado por la RIAA. Entre el video lyric y video oficial tiene mas de 31 millones de visitas en YouTube. Otros temas del artista que se han convertido himnos son “Esta Noche”, “Una mujer como tú”, “Regresa amor”, “Medicina de amor”, “El amor de mi vida”, “Me la pusieron difícil”, “Soledad”, “Corazón, corazón” y “Sin Fortuna”.

London producer Jessica Winter releases trap-laced pop track ‘Sleep Forever’

Jessica explains, “This song is about loss, hopelessness and love. I lost a loved one and I would have recurring dreams of them, I’d wake up realising I’d lost them all over again.

Rock singer/songwriter’s SAVANNAH POPE’s new music video, “Rock N’ Roll No More,” is out today!

“Rock N’ Roll No More” starts off gentle and builds to dizzying heights, highlighting Savannah’s signature soaring vocals. According to Savannah, “’Rock n’ Roll No More’ is about the apparent demise (and my overwhelming love) of rock music. I wrote the lyrics and melody after a mentor told me I had to become a pop artist to make it. I drove home crying, picked up my old acoustic Martin guitar, and this song is just what poured out. It’s a spiritual ‘anthem’ to something lost…even though it’s really impossible to lose.” Savannah’s lyrics are rife with allusions to the romantic aspects of rock culture. They’re also peppered with doleful (if humorous) imagery, such as “Hang me with a Les Paul string and drown my flesh in ink / Ready your arrow as I float across the kitchen sink / Light me up and I’ll slip through the drain a small Viking / Setting fire to all of my pipe dreams.”

Jonatha Brooke Releases Title Track Off Forthcoming EP Out April 19th

Innovative folk-rock singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke will release her new EP Imposter on April 19th via Bad Dog Records. Today, Jonatha shared the album’s title track, a song that confronts self-doubt, Imposter Syndrome, and creative struggles. PopMatters stated “Taking a slice from out of gypsy swing, anti-folk, and shimmering pop and tossing them into a blender, Brooke leaves a lasting impression with an immeasurable hook and swirl of accordion and strings.”

BLACK SHEETS OF RAIN release their stomping first single ‘No Rest’

MAX Releases New Single “Love Me Less” Today

Rising pop star MAX has today released his highly anticipated new single “Love Me Less”, featuring Quinn XCII. Produced by Roget Chahayed (Travis Scott, Halsey, Calvin Harris) and Imad Royal (The Chainsmokers), the track is a true pop hit that combines the singer-songwriter’s unparalleled vocal range with his signature passionate delivery. “Love Me Less” is now available on all digital streaming platforms HERE.

OUT TODAY: Christian Löffler releases new LP ‘Graal (Prologue)’ via Ki-Records

A visual artist and painter, Christian drew sketches for each song on “Graal (Prologue)”: the dry minimal techno for “Ry,” the floral and piercing “Bird,” the eerie “Like Water,” the romantic solitude on “Running,” the spectral and damp “Refu,” the warpy and sharp “Graal”. He feeds his music with his art, drawings and paintings that help him express his creativity. On this new LP, he’s drawing lines of sound from deep ambient house and psychedelic neo-classical minimal techno.

Brooke Moriber Drops Brand New Album “Cry Like A Girl”

Coming off a recent taping of “Cellar Sessions” at New York’s City Winery just last month where she was able to debut some of her most inspired tracks in an intimate live setting, acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Brooke Moriber has finally released her brand new album Cry Like A Girl!


“A highlight for both this album and R&B this year” – ROLLING STONE

Timbaland Production Shines on “Animal” from Step Up: High Water

Music is an integral character in Step Up: High Water, providing a window into characters’ subconsciouses, and just as importantly, soundtracking the series’ thrilling dance scenes.A massive and expansive pop song sung by Nash Overstreet (of the band Hot Chelle Rae) and Sidnie Tipton, “Animal” soundtracks one such climactic dance scene and advances character development in equal measure. Produced by Timbaland, “Animal” has a cavernous sound–reverbed African drums pound a massive beat, as subterranean bass rumbles underneath, until the song opens up for a visceral bass drop in the chorus. A highlight from the Step Up: High Water, Season 2 (Original Soundtrack), “Animal” plays a major role in the fourth episode of High Water’s recently released second season, as pop star Sage Odom (portrayed by Ne-Yo) attempts to get his backup dancers to ramp up the sexuality in their performances. The song recurs as each member of the dance crew attempts to channel their sexuality, culminating in an intense dance number at the end of the episode. Premiered by PUB, the new lyric video tells the story of the episode in miniature, following the dancers as they unleash the “animal” in their professional and private lives.

Indie Artist BIRCH Releases Feminist Concept Album “femme.one”

Synth-pop singer-songwriter Birch delivers her feminist concept album, femme.one, showcasing her own personal experience as a woman in today’s society. Birch uses lush instrumentation of electronic and acoustic elements that put you in her eye while sharing the relationship she has developed with feminism. The album is now available on digital music platforms worldwide.

Following the release of her singles “femme.two,” “Labor Fruit” and “Spelling Lessons,” Birch reveals the rest of her songs that hold a full and cohesive synergy reflecting a celestial vocal approach, with backing from beautiful synthesizer elements and accompaniment by subtle and present drums. “The main theme of this album is to explore how it feels to be a woman in this ever changing world,” affirms Birch.

Purple Disco Machine unveils video for Body Funk

Sojourn & Ras Kass collab on “Basement Boogie”

In Hip-Hop, the basement is more than a secluded room in the house. It is a sound, a feel and a song on the Mecca & The Soul Brother album. Most importantly, it’s a sacred space where the most studious and dedicated Hip-Hoppers gather to display their wares and hone their crafts.

New Music This Week – Sara Bareilles, Weyes Blood, Reba McEntire, and More

New Releases for the Week of April 05, 2019 – 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.

The Head And The Heart release new track ‘Honeybee’

The Head And The Heart have released their new track, ‘Honeybee’, the second to be released from their forthcoming album Living Mirage, out May 17th via Warner Bros. Records/Reprise Records.

Chrysta Bell Releases New Album – Feels Like Love – Today

Feels Like Love was produced by Chrysta Bell’s long-term songwriting partner and bandmate, Christopher Smart. The pair wrote all of the music in their hometown of San Antonio, Texas, and recorded the album in Austin, Texas, at Ice Cream Factory Studios. The album was mastered by Joe LaPorta of Sterling Sound, who notably mastered David Bowie’s Blackstar.

Vancouver Pop Punk Band CHIEF STATE Release New Single “I’ll Be A Mess Without You” Now On Tour w/ HARBOUR & TELLTALE

Vancouver pop-punk five-piece Chief State has released a soul-stirring new acoustic ballad titled “I’ll Be A Mess Without You.”

A video for the track is now streaming here:



BarlowLN – a.k.a. Evan Barlow – melds the influence of childhood heroes 2Pac and Lil Wayne with the poetry of Bob Dylan and the grit of Johnny Cash, resulting in a genre bending sound that is at once visceral, confessional, sincere and raw.


Now, the Miami-based visionaries deliver a new track in collaboration with Venezuelan duo Mau y Ricky, who are Latin Grammy Award nominees in their own right and the talent behind hits like “Desconocidos,” “Mi Mala,” “22” and “Japonesa.” Commanding a fan base of more than 6 million YouTube subscribers, American actor, internet personality and musician Rudy Mancuso also joins the dream team on this catchy number.


Today New York based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark releases her brand new single ‘Mixer’ via PMR/Interscope Records.

Teen Spirit Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Out Today On Interscope Records

Billboard hailed Teen Spirit as a “pop purist’s dream” and, in this feature, examined Fanning’s preparation for the role of Violet, a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. Violet is aided by an unlikely mentor as she participates in a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition.

Aisha Badru Returns With New Song “Enough” + Tour Dates With Allman Brown   

Electro-folk singer and songwriter Aisha Badru returns with her Road to Self EP on June 7th, and today shares lead single “Enough,” a synth lullaby about embracing life’s ups and downs while developing an unwavering confidence in oneself. Road to Self is the follow up to Badru’s debut album Pendulum, which saw fans connect to her raw vulnerability (as proven by the album’s 22 million streams) and critics melt under her work’s radiant intimacy. Badru will join Allman Brown on tour starting May 2nd Nashville, TN.

Jai Wolf Releases Debut Full-Length Album ‘ The Cure To Loneliness’ Via Mom + Pop Music

Today, Indie-electronic artist Jai Wolf shares his debut album, The Cure To Loneliness, via Mom + Pop Music. The story of Jai Wolf is more than his hits, packed dance floors, or co-signs by mega-stars. There’s a message within his music. “In my heart, this album is me,” Sajeeb Saha, AKA Jai Wolf, explains. “From the sounds to the lyrics, it’s everything that I’ve always wanted to do.”

OF LIMBO Releases Official Music Video for “Nicotine”

Long Beach, CA Rock band OF LIMBO has released the official music video for their single, “Nicotine.” Directed by Brandon Troy Vancour at NuVisions Studio* in Santa Ana, CA, “Nicotine” is the title track off of their 2017 EP.

Internet Money’s Trevor Daniel Wallows in Paranoia in His Dark New Video

With a fluttering tenor that sounds perfectly at home amidst instrumentals from Taz Taylor and the Internet Money collective, Trevor Daniel is quickly gaining fans. Wracked with insomnia over his relationship, Trevor Daniel shares a brooding new video for “Paranoid,” premiered by Lyrical Lemonade. A sonically rich trap ballad, “Paranoid” is a haunting tale of a fracturing love, as Trevor quavers above snaking guitars and snapping snares: “Say you don’t love me no more, no reason to come home/And you’re better off if I stay gone, baby, I’m paranoid.” In the video, directed by Logan Meis, Trevor’s paranoia is well-founded, as the object of his affections sets fire photos, possessions, and all reminders of Trevor’s existence, as Trevor hopelessly looks on from a circle of flame. With audio premiered earlier this month by FLAUNT, “Paranoid” is a highlight from Trevor’s Restless EP, released last week by Internet Money Records/Alamo

Ian Noe’s “Between The Country” premieres today

Already receiving widespread attention, Noe was recently highlighted on actor Jason Momoa’s YouTube channel. The video, which was filmed with the actor in Vancouver, features Noe performing several songs including album tracks “If Today Doesn’t Do Me In” and “Letter To Madeline.” Of Noe, Momoa describes, “I met Ian Noe at dinner the other night not knowing he was a musician or how incredibly talented a musician he is!! I love these spontaneous moments in life and wanted to share the love and share the music.”

CYN Returns With New Sound and Single “Terrible Ideas”

CYN returns today with her highly anticipated new single, “Terrible Ideas” out now via UnSub Records. The song marks a decided shift in sound, revealing an edgier and darker side to the rising pop artist. Penned by CYN and frequent collaborator Matias Mora, “Terrible Ideas” offers listeners a first glimpse of what they can expect in 2019.

Judah & the Lion Drops “7000x” | New LP Pep Talks out May 3rd!

Judah & the Lion are thrilled to share another new track – “7000x” – available via your preferred streaming service today! The track gives fans another preview of the band’s forthcoming third studio album Pep Talks, which is due out on May 3rd via Cletus the Van/Caroline and is available for pre-order.