#tgif edition – @skopemag news for may 24, 2019 @ 11 am est

ROULETTE is Back with a New Video!

One of Sweden’s most acclaimed AOR-bands during the 90’s are back with full force! The participation in several big national tv-shows like Top Gear, Night Flight and Kosmopol during the band’s formative year as well as supporting Status Quo and Chuck Berry among others, skyrocketed the band to success. The powerhouse has it all, from great riffs to contagious melodies, sweet solos and catchy choruses. With two previous singles reaching high positions on charts nationally, Roulette’s new album “Now!” is bound to be a huge success in 2019!


Today, Emeli Sandé released a new single, “Extraordinary Being,” taken from her forthcoming album, Real Life, out June 21 via Capitol Records. The track is released in collaboration with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which arrives in theaters June 7.

Lee Greenwood Celebrates 35th Anniversary Of Signature Hit Song “God Bless The USA”

“It is with great pride that 35 years ago today I decided to release the song, ‘God Bless the USA.’ I wrote it to show my love for this country,” said Greenwood. “That decision would prove to be the most important career choice of my life. I’m grateful for the many times I’ve been given the chance to inspire Americans through hard times and happy times. I thank my parents for the gift of music; I thank the industry for the belief in my artistic ability; I thank my wife Kim for never doubting me, and I thank God for His grace as He has lifted me up from nothing. There will be other songs that will be added to America’s library of patriotic music. I’m simply amazed that I was able to write one as well.”

Gethen Jenkins Announces June Tour Dates

Rising country singer-songwriter Gethen Jenkins announces today that he will be hitting the road this June in support of his forthcoming debut album Western Gold due this summer via RED MUSIC/Five Music. The 15-date tour, which kicks off on June 1 at the OakHeart Country Music Festival and concludes on June 30 at The Wayfarer (Costa Mesa, CA), includes stops in major markets like Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, and Chicago as well as several festivals across the country including the 42nd Annual Redwood Bike Run, HorseThief The Festival, and A Day In The Country.


J Rick shares new song and video “Gone”

“We chose Egypt as the location because we wanted to represent loads of different emotions and feelings and I knew Egypt would have the dynamics we were looking for. It’s in Africa which is obviously lit!” – J RICK.

The Mooks – Watch the video for “Let It All Fall Down,” our new single!

“Let It All Fall Down” is a sunny, uptempo song that captures the feeling of newly discovered love and the desire for reciprocation. It’s a reminder not to sweat the small stuff of everyday life and to find happiness from love.

Rising pop queen Lydia Halloway reveals second single “Gold” (prod. by Dibs)

Following up on her thriving first single “Dancing To You,” Lydia Halloway today revealed “Gold,” which features a shimmering mixture of Halloway’s layered, high octave vocals and bouncing beats produced by Dibs (Cheat Codes, Carley Rae Jepsen). Lydia Halloway’s story is one of persistance through some of her darker experiences fighting cancer. With surgeries threatening her ability to sing, the time she spent recovering was not wasted. The 20 year-old downloaded Ableton and after hundreds of dedicated hours, taught herself to produce. Newest single “Gold” and other tracks from her upcoming EP acknowledge the depth of the experience and lost time while still bringing an optimistic and unique pop style to her writing.

Leon Else releases new single ‘Beautiful World’

British singer-songwriter Leon Else makes quite the impression whatever he does. He’s already amassed 20 million streams for songs including ‘My Kind Of Love’ (which featured in the Netflix smash “13 Reasons Why.”) and ‘Cheap Hotel’, while his version of ‘Titanium’ was heralded by Sia as the “best yet.” He’s even been named as Best Dressed Man by GQ and appeared in the film ‘Nine’ alongside Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis.

Air Review announces new album + shares first single “People Say Things Change”

Dallas-based indie rock band, Air Review, are back with a new album, How We Got By, due out June 21, 2019. The Dallas Observer writes, “It’s been a while since we last heard from Air Review. In 2013, it was hard for local music fans to avoid the indie-rock crew, thanks to its addictive single “America’s Son” receiving frequent airplay on KXT 91.7, in addition to their regular performance schedule. Another tune from Low Wishes, “Young,” was also given all sorts of rightfully deserved love from glossy publications and NPR.”

Boulevards shares groovy new single “My Baby’s Gone” via Cool Hunting

The Rush Midnight (aka Russ Manning) composed track premiered via Cool Hunting where Boulevards (aka Jamil Rashad) detailed; “YADIG! is inspired by by the basics of funk. 1960s/1970s dance grooves from back in the day. I’ll watch blaxploitation movies and growing up my father used to play funk and blues records in the house. In the last couple of years, I’ve been going to dance parties where DJs are playing old 45s where you hear the dust and dirt. People just sweating and vibing. That’s the type of records we strive to make. Russell helped with the sound and rawness of the record.”

Premiere: My Baby’s Gone by Boulevards

Brooke Alexx – “Bored”

Although Nashville is known for its country music, our growing culture has paved the way for artists of all genres to make a name for themselves. Show-stopping, head-turning, powerhouse pop singer Brooke Alexx is no stranger to the stage. Fostered by a childhood career in musical theater, Brooke’s voice is notable in strength and range while cutting clear through the noise with her vibrant, velvety undertones. Influenced by artists like Tove Styrke, Charli XCX, and Taylor Swift, the Nashville transplant is writing radio-ready earworms and diving head-first into the explosive, effervescent synth-pop sound she was always destined to have. Bridging hard work and natural-born talent, Brooke is on a mission to make her name known in the ever-expanding pop landscape.

DJ Khaled Sets the Record Straight in New Video Interview

I’m fly. I look good. You know, I’m humble but I’m also going to look in the mirror and tell myself “I look amazing,” you know? I’m also going to tell myself “I’m number 1.” If you not gonna tell yourself that you’re number 1, and you’re amazing, and you look good – then what you gonna tell yourself? It’s a mindset. – DJ Khaled

La Felix shares new single “Too Many Lies” via Casablanca Sunset

Excited to share “Too Many Lies” by nu disco-producer La Felix, today. The song features Los Angeles based vocalist Max Green and is the latest release on the Casablanca Sunset label.

WILD PLANES Release Official Music Video for “Money;”

New York based Rock Band WILD PLANES has released the official music video for their single, “Money.” The first video off of their debut EP, Singin ‘N’ Slingin, “Money” was directed and edited by Ron Geffen at Rockland Studio.

Z Money Heads to the Shooting Range in the Kaleidoscopic “Shawty Paid” Visual

SIIMBA SELASSIIE Releases Music Video “BES’MAM,” Out Everywhere Now

Ethiopian-American rapper SIIMBA SELASSIIE (formerly known as SIIMBA LIIVES LONG), is debuting the new music video for single “BES’MAM.” Directed by Nick Von Gremp, the same director behind SELASSIIE’S critically acclaimed videos “HOOKED” and “BAD FOR THE SOUL” ft. KAMAU, “BES’MAM” provides a stripped back window into the world of SELASSIIE. Featuring friends including artist Allan Kingdom, “BES’MAM’s” simplistic aesthetic allows SELASSIIE’S quizzical and mesmerizing bars to be the focal point of the three-minute video.

Brooklyn’s Makes My Blood Dance Drop New “Beaming Right Up” Music Video

Coming off the release of their first single with select fans getting their hands on the select newly minted USB dog tags that featured all 6 songs from their forthcoming EP along with bonus material, lyrics, and album artwork – Disco/Symphonic Metal band Makes My Blood Dance is getting ready to deliver even more! As they continue to add new live shows throughout the Northeastern U.S., the band just released their new “Beaming Right Up” Music Video exclusively via Medium, which called it “unquestionably terrific, full of unbridled, reckless dynamism and muscular tumescence”!

Mae Muller releases ‘Anticlimax’

The soulful pop track once again exhibits Mae’s distinctive sound paired with her standout vocals drizzled over the stripped back melody as straight-talking Mae reminisces about her lucky escape from a past love and always being in control of her own self. Directed by India Sleem the accompanying video showcases Mae and her friends running around Kentish Town, the area of London she grew up in, and hanging out with the locals.

Tara Velarde – New EP (Portland indie folk)

Call her a diva and call her a folkie. Tara Velarde embodies that elusive combination of swagger and sensitivity. She writes songs with a sharp sense of poetics and vulnerability, and then steps up to the mic to her deliver words and vocal melodies with powerhouse pipes. Tara’s world is diva-folk, and she owns it on her upcoming album, Rise, out in May.


“GIMME” has racked up over six million cumulative streams since its debut as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 late last month. BANKS wrote the song with Buddy Ross (Frank Ocean, HAIM), and worked with producers Hudson Mohawke (Kanye West, Drake) and BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Francis and the Lights) to realize her vision. Released by Harvest Records, “Gimme” is the first new music from BANKS since her 2017 single, “Underdog.”

Young Thug Releases New Track “The London” Ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott

Young Thug releases new track “The London” ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott and produced by T-Minus, today. Earlier this week, Young Thug revealed the artwork during his art centered “Meet Me At The London” livestream.