Memorial Day edition – @skopemag news for may 27, 2019 @ 7 am est


Today, pop sensation Astrid S releases her personal new track “The First One” via Island Records/Virgin EMI Records/Universal Music Norway. “The First One” is taken from her forthcoming EP which releases Summer 2019. On the track, Astrid teamed up with a host of globally-renowned collaborators including Jason Gill (Bebe Rexha, Zara Larsson), Justin Tranter (Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga) and Amy Allen (Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes). Reminiscent of Astrid’s break-out debut track ‘Hurts So Good’ – which has amassed over 200 million streams on Spotify alone – ‘The First One’ is an honest and emotional reflection on the damaging effects a first love can have on following relationships.

‘Maren Morris: Reimagined’ Acoustic EP Coming Exclusively To Apple Music

Today, Maren Morris and Apple Music announce the upcoming release of a brand new EP titled Maren Morris: Reimagined featuring lovingly reworked acoustic renditions of three of her biggest hits with influential Nashville producer Dave Cobb.

As a companion to the EP, Apple Music will also be releasing a special short film that takes fans behind the scenes in the studio as Morris-a country music powerhouse known for experimenting with elements of pop and dance music-shares the meaning behind “GIRL” “The Bones,” and “The Middle” while giving each song a new, vocal-centric treatment.

Ginesse’s new video for “The Inbetween”

Multi-dimensional artist Ginesse (Cait Fairbanks) returns today with a new track “The Inbetween.” Out alongside the track is the vibrant music video, choreographed by icon Marguerite Derricks (Heathers: the musical). The video was completed in one shot and showcases Ginesse’s breathy falsetto alongside pastel suits and killer choreography. Left of center singer Ginesse has already made quite a name for herself in the acting realm with her Emmy-nominated performance on The Young and the Restless and is now set to solidify herself as an inspiring household name. “This song was kind of a turning point for me as an artist,” explains the singer/songwriter. She expands “We finished the song in only a few hours and it just felt right…I let go of my expectations for how the song should go and how my life was going at the moment and I started to feel very present and happier in general.”

TOTO Release New Track “Chelsea” From Career Spanning CD Box Set – ALL IN

TOTO’s definitive CD box set: All In via Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music) arrives in stores worldwide today – May 24th. In late 2018, a deluxe limited-edition vinyl/CD version of the set was released direct to consumers and quickly sold out (this is now out of print and will not be reprinted).

DROOL… Release Noir Video For ‘Junkyard’ Single – Watch

Directed by Jim Pilling and produced by Francesca Di Muro for Vidsett, the striking new video splices together a cryptic narrative of a game of cat-and-mouse played out on darkened city streets, with footage capturing an intimate snapshot of DROOL’s own scintillating live performances.

FINSTERFORST Premiere First Single + Brand New Video!

Their fifth studio album, “Zerfall,” sees Black Forest Metal act FINSTERFORST return to the serious and elegiac soundscapes of classics such as the critically acclaimed “Mach Dich Frei” (2015). The Germans’ emotional brand of post black metal gives vent to endless rage with pounding riffs and astonishing orchestral elements – and then flows into somber choirs. The centerpiece and culmination of it all has to be the 36-minute long (!) Ecce Homo though, that unfolds into a majestic post metal journey crowning FINSTERFORST’s songwriting skills and career to date.


Global singer/songwriter James Arthur has shared the official video for his sentimental current single “Falling Like The Stars.”

Easy Life Debut Official Music Video For “Sunday”

Talking about ‘Houseplants’, front-man Murray reveals that the track is “a poetic experiment in which we document the all-consuming feeling of falling head over heels.” Mixing elements of R&B, hip-hop, jazz and distinctly British storytelling, ‘Houseplants’– and the plaintive ‘Spaghetti Hoops’ – further showcases Easy Life’s wry and affecting way with the minutiae of everyday life. The band’s new single arrives as their recent mixtape, ‘Spaceships’, continues to take flight.

New Thandii – ‘Honey’

Margate based duo​ Thandii ​have today released new single ​’Honey’​, as well announcing brand new EP ​’Serious Town’​, will be released on July 5th.


Multiplatinum singer-songwriter Ally Brooke has unveiled her highly anticipated sophomore solo single, “Lips Don’t Lie” featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – available now with Jake Wilson-directed music video via Latium Entertainment/Atlantic Records. Produced by Oscar Görres (Britney Spears, Maroon 5) of Max Martin’s Wolf Cousins production team and Elof Loelv (Rihanna, Katy Perry), the track is an undeniable summer-ready smash.

“Get Wick’d” with John Wick

For Skope: BLVD.’s debut, raw “Crowd Control” [heard on Diplo & Friends] [out now]

Secrecies premiere “Life We Live,” S/T album out June 7th

Texas-based synth pop duo Secrecies premiered “Life We Live,” the soaring opener to their upcoming self-titled album, via GroundSounds and Vents Magazine.

Awash in towering, reverb-drenched production, “Life We Live” is a prime example of the connected interplay between Shawn Magill and Joey Noga across their debut LP, Secrecies, which arrives on June 7th, 2019 via Idol Records.

“Light and airy with an underlying intensity,” GroundSounds writer Jake Craney writes, “A unique mood [that] compels you to keep pressing play.”

New Site Uses AI to Get Inside The Minds of Your Favorite Artists

A new site is using the power of artificial intelligence and big data to help music fans dive deeper into the concerts going on around them. is a web program that gives music fans tour dates of their favorite performers in 14 different languages, along with a comprehensive list of nearby concerts using location data. Click on a performer, and Concerty takes things a step further, using artificial intelligence to predict that performer’s likely set list based on the songs performed in previous concerts. Each song listed in the predicted set list is also paired with Spotify and YouTube links, so fans can better familiarize themselves with the songs the performer will likely be playing at the concert.

IMMORTAL BIRD: Blackened Death Grind Unit Streams New Track

Thrive On Neglect is the forthcoming new full-length from Chicago-based blackened death grind unit IMMORTAL BIRD. The band’s second LP, and first for 20 Buck Spin, takes the perilous road of musical diversity and commands it with a bloodthirsty rage.

Generationals Share “Written Word” Video

Generationals have shared the music video for their single “I Turned My Back On The Written Word”. Earlier this month the band announced the release of their forthcoming record, Reader As Detective. They debuted their new single “I Turned My Back On The Written Word” on a surprise performance on Fresh Fridays. Their long-awaited return to television wowed audiences nation-wide. Check it out here.

Hot Water Music New EP ‘Shake Up The Shadows’ Out Now

Today Hot Water Music release their new EP Shake The Shadows on Epitaph. Shake Up The Shadows sees the band – guitarist/vocalists Chuck Ragan and Chris Wollard, bassist Jason Black and drummer George Rebelo – crafting some of the most impassioned music of their career. Recorded at Black Bear Studios in Gainesville, with the band’s live sound person Ryan Williams (who also produced their 2017 full-length Light It Up), Shake Up The Shadows is a truly collaborative effort despite the fact that member Ragan is currently based in California where he owns a fly fishing operation. Listen to “Shake Up The Shadows”.

June 21-22 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (SOLD OUT)
June 23 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (SOLD OUT)
June 24-25 Austin, TX – Barracuda
July 26-27 Denver, CO – The Gothic Theater
Sept 14 Saint Augustine, FL – Backyard Stage at The Amp
Feb 20-21 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

Hear Cy Dune’s “Architect” off his upcoming album

Out June 7th on Lightning Records, the album is the first in a series of new Cy Dune music that Seth Olinsky (of Akron/Family) is set to release.

Air Drawn Dagger – “Hope Antidote”

“The self-produced “Hope Antidote” sees the band take a melodic approach to emotional sabotage. Blending sinister synth lines with buzzsaw guitar tones and gut-wrenching lyrics, the band along with Havelocke frontman Owen Cousins wear their emotions on their sleeve and leave the metaphor for the murderous “Bunnyman” in their music videos.


Chase Atlantic have released “STUCKINMYBRAIN,” the second single from their much-anticipated sophomore album, PHASES. The earworm begins with smooth, rhythmic beats that seamlessly build into a pulsing, captivating chorus. The new effort puts Chase Atlantic’s eclectic instrumentation on full display, with alt-pop, electronic, and R&B influences laced throughout the track.

JOSHUA HYSLOP Returns With New Single “One Shot In The Darkness”

oday, Canadian singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop returns with his new single “One Shot in the Darkness.” It is the first peek at the follow up to his celebrated 2018 album Echos. Joshua is currently in the studio finishing the album and will be sharing details soon. “This song is about the dichotomy I experience of wanting to go on tour and perform, while simultaneously wanting to avoid the spotlight.” He says of the track. “For me, this song serves as a reminder to give it a shot, even when it’s hard.” Since emerging with his 2012 full-length album Where the Mountain Meets The Valley, Joshua Hyslop has accumulated over 143 Million streams worldwide, performed over 250 shows spanning North America and Europe, garnered critical acclaim and support throughout the media and industry peers, and has carved out an impressive die-hard fanbase.

Caravan Palace – About You (feat. Charles X)

Caravan Palace follow up their recent single ‘Miracle’ (more than 18 million streams worldwide) with ‘About You’. The band’s signature mix of modern and vintage sounds is at the fore on this dancefloor-filler reminiscent of fan favourites ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Comics’. Los Angeles native Charles X shares vocals duties with the band’s resident singer Zoe Colotis creating a new sonic soundscape as they continue to challenge categorisation with this characteristically idiosyncratic and undeniably catchy single.

TIMELESS (Grand Rapids, MI) Drop New Song ‘BREAK BY DESIGN’

“This song is everything we want you to hear. This is rock ‘n’ roll. This is TIMELESS.” – Nathan Eagle (singer)

To those who consider rock dead or fading, TIMELESS is here to prove that not only is rock music is not only alive, but thriving.

CREAM with a K Reveals New Single ‘It Gets Me Down’

Tokyo via London grunge-pop chanteuse Cream with a K (a.k.a. Lee Tatlock) returns with her latest indie earworm ‘It Gets Me Down’. The scorching new track comes with the news that her highly anticipated debut album is on its way and set for release September 27th.

Panteón Rococó Releases Today “Infiernos”, the Anticipated Ninth Album From the Acclaimed Mexican Group

It took 6 years to have in hand one of the most anticipated productions by Panteón Rococó, “Infiernos”, their new album and the ninth in the band’s career; an unreleased album that demonstrates their inexhaustible creativity formed by 11 tracks and available now worldwide.

Nothing worth waiting for is short, especially when it comes to listening to a band that transmits our identity through the sounds of Latin ska: Panteón Rococó. After 24 years of uninterrupted work- thanks to their energy, humanity, their inclusive attitude and the irreverent joy they provoke- in just 8 days they sold out more than 40,000 tickets for their current show “Infiernos en la Arena” in one of the largest and most imposing venues in Mexico City.

FENCES Announces New Album ‘Failure Sculptures’

Seattle-based Fences, the alter-ego of musician/songwriter Christopher Mansfield, has announced album details for his new album, ‘Failure Scriptures’ which will be released on June 21 via GRNDVW.

Blossom shares new single + video “More Than”

Boy Pablo releases ‘Spotify Singles’

Born and raised in Norway by Chilean parents, Pablo Muñoz aka Boy Pablo is a 19-year-old songwriter and producer making indie-pop songs for every walk of teenage life. Gaining early praise from Pitchfork, The FADER, Pigeon & Planes, RedBull Sound Select and more, Boy Pablo is quickly rising to the forefront of the bedroom indie-pop genre. Following meteoric success in 2018 with sold-out headline shows in Europe, North America and Asia, Boy Pablo visited Spotify’s studio in Stockholm prior to his Coachella performances in April to record Spotify Singles: a unique remake of “Ready/Problems” and a cover of the Norwegian psychedelic pop group The Lionheart Brothers’ “50 Souls and a Discobowl”. You can listen here.

DARKO unveils remix package for Mahkenna’s ‘Ready For Love”

Budding pop-vocalist Mahkenna has linked with DARKO and Trentino to release an extended remix package of the track ‘Ready For Love’ set for release on Friday, May 24.

Following their original remix of ‘Ready For Love’, mysterious producer collective DARKO, unleashes a bass / trap reinvention of the track. Lead by Mahkenna’s sultry pop-vocals and doused with a heavy-bass, striking trap synthesizers and satisfying drops, this remix serves as a cohesive and hard-hitting production from DARKO. The track compliments the alluring voice of rising singer Mahkenna while also displaying the intricate production of DARKO.

WOATTS premiere new music video on!

“‘Meet You in the Light’ is a song about feeling like you are completely alone and the only place you can turn is inward to make peace with it. For me, personally, it’s a song about missing the past, places, and people who are not in my life anymore. It’s about accepting changes. The song came about when the band was overcoming a few major losses and we decided to just channel it all into our art and start over doing what we do best… creating,” says the singer.