weekend edition – @skopemag news for june 23, 2019 @ 6 pm est

Firework App Presents The Reveal Experience Micro-Festival Featuring Lil Nas X And Social Media Innovator Gary Vaynerchuk

Short-form video storytelling app, Firework, and leading music event promotion company, Spekdrum, announced today the launch of The Reveal Experience – a first-of-its-kind, micro-festival that will gather icons from the worlds of entrepreneurship, music, technology, beauty, and activism under one roof for a jam-packed day of concerts, conversations and activations. The festival will take place on July 19 at SVN West, an all new mega-concert venue historically known as The Fillmore West.


Critically acclaimed band WALK THE MOON have released a new track “Eat Your Heart Out” along with a self-made video. Click HERE to watch/listen. The track is produced by Mike Crossey and is now available at all digital providers via RCA Records. This song comes on the heels of their most recent alternative hit “Timebomb”.

The Prince Estate Releases New Music Video For Beloved “Manic Monday” Only on Apple Music

The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Records, released a brand new music video for Prince’s original demo recording of the classic “Manic Monday” featuring never before seen, archival footage from his storied vault that provides a rare window into Prince’s creative process during a wildly productive era of his career.

Goo Goo Dolls Return With New Single “Miracle Pill”

Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have unveiled their new single “Miracle Pill” today via Warner Records. The track will be featured on the band’s brand new album also titled Miracle Pill, which is set to be released this fall. Underscored by hummable piano, sweeping guitars, and a swaggering rhythm, the track sees lead singer John Rzeznik cleverly skewer the instant gratification generation with a chantable chorus and a message that goes down easier than anything from the pharmacy. The track is available now on all digital streaming platforms HERE.

Innes Wilson – ‘Of Love and Lost’

“I believe that to truly let yourself love someone else is the bravest thing one can do, and it takes a heart that must be deep and strong. To share true care and compassion and to be unrelenting in the effort of love is where I can get lost.”


Atlantic recording artist Gucci Mane has officially announced today’s release of his eagerly awaited new mixtape. “DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR” is available now at all music retailers and streaming services HERE.

Sage (Kesha’s brother) shares debut music video

Emerging artist Sage arrives today with a brand new single and music video, “Burning Sage,” his third official release following “Gone Baby” (with a visual companion filmed on Kesha’s Weird & Wonderful Rainbow Ride) and “Safe,” the politically-motivated collaboration with his sister, Kesha, alongside rapper Chika and in coordination with March For Our Lives. The “Burning Sage” video and audio version are available to stream now on all DSPs.

Paul Loren “(Gonna Take) A Little Time” | Skope

A native New Yorker, Paul was raised on the rich legacy of soul, classic pop, and the Great American Songbook and in those musical idioms he feels most at home. Paul has sold out Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall and City Winery in NYC.

Rising stars CANDID to unleash thrilling new single ‘Concrete Jungle’ – 1 week warning

Backed by the likes of BBC Introducing and Fred Perry, Candid are fittingly honest when they come to describing their sound – music to dance to. On their forthcoming single, ‘Concrete Jungle’, they live up to the promise. Taking up the indie-on-the-dancefloor dynamics of their peers (think the pulsating post-punk pizzazz of Franz Ferdinand, the spiky shrugging of The Strokes, the bleary-eyed bluster of Catfish and the Bottlemen), Candid’s new single is a foot-to-the-floor rocker built around fuzz-drenched thrills, infectious rhythms and a soaring chorus.

“Who Do U Love?” MUSIC VIDEO Monsta X Ft. French Montana

Following the release last week, the song was praised by MTV who claimed, “they’ve got the hunger and the talent, and now they’ve finally got the song,” while Consequence Of Sound hailed the track stating; “The song sees Monsta X grooving in their R&B side, all undulating synths and snappy rhythms. It’s a perfect bed for the boys’ smooth, steamy harmonies, which contrast nicely with French Montana’s few cameo bars on the bridge.” Billboard also referred to it as “The Song That Could Finally Deliver a K-Pop Group To The Masses.”


J. Álvarez “El Dueño del Sistema” se une El Alfa “El Jefe” en el tema y video musical de “Me Da Lo Mismo”. El tema se trata de un hombre que sale a trabajar para su familia pero la mujer siempre esta peleándole, y el simplemente le dice, vete que “Me Da Lo Mismo”. El junte de estos dos grandes es algo que la fanaticada de ambos artistas han estado esperando por mucho tiempo, y sabemos que va a ser uno de los éxitos principales del año para ellos.

Penny and Sparrow Release Official Video for “Eloise” From Their Forthcoming Album ‘Finch’ out 8/2 via Thirty Tigers

Today, the critically-acclaimed duo Penny and Sparrow released the official video for “Eloise,” the first song released from their forthcoming album Finch out August 2 via Thirty Tigers. The album is now available for pre-order and includes instant downloads of “Eloise” and the album’s single “Don’t Wanna Be Without Ya.”

Ohmfield – Givin’ Up

“Following on from my last track Habitual Cold (which received a flattering amount of blog attention), I can happily say that my next track Givin’ Up is being released on Tuesday 9th July! This melancholic and pensive piece was created in response to a series of thoughts that have been swimming around in my head recently. It seems as one gets older, they tend to fall into the trap of routine and repetition, effectively ‘giving up’ on the person they used to be. I made this track in acknowledgment of this and as a little reminder that feeling unsafe and out-of-control in life is sometimes when it can be at it’s most exciting.”

Nick Valensi and CRX Return With “We’re All Alone.”

The mesmerizing 5-minute album-taster, “We’re All Alone,” debuted today via The FADER, who revealed further details on their forthcoming full-length and described the new single as “glamorous, glistening” and “hypnotic.” Read the full interview HERE. “We wanted to do something hypnotic as fuck.” says guitarist Darian Zahedi. Lyrically, it addresses a pervasive theme of isolation with lines like, “Put down the phone and face it…we’re all alone.” “We could be right in front of each other and not communicating,” he elaborates.


Directed by Charlie Sarsfield, the video shows Stormzy performing live at the iconic London studio, The Church Studio. Featuring a backdrop filled with gospel singers, the visual makes for the perfect accompaniment to the song’s strikingly honest and raw lyricism, signifying another hugely poignant move for the modern-day troubadour.

17 Memphis (Felix Snow and Chelsea Todd) release new single “Taking A Drive”

Nashville duo, 17 Memphis have released their newest release “Taking A Drive”. This is the second single from 17 Memphis released this month, following “Wrong Way”.

Jamie N Commons Releases New Song “Start Again” Today

British singer/songwriter Jamie N Commons releases a new song today. “Start Again” was written by Commons and Sam de Jong and produced by Sam de Jong and is available now at all digital retailers. Commons will perform a headline show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge on July 25th before heading out on a five-city trek supporting Kodaline. Tickets are on sale now at www.jamiencommons.com.

Daya Releases New Single “Left Me Yet”

“Left Me Yet” marks the second glimpse into Daya’s sophomore album, following the release of “Insomnia” in March. Described by PAPER as a “nervy, heart-racing bop,” the track has amassed more than 60 million streams.

Cuban-American Songstress Kat Dahlia Releases Single + Visuals for “I’m Doin’ Good”

A 2-year hiatus from releasing music kept Kat Dahlia busy in the studio rediscovering her musical purpose, redefining her sound and collaborating with other artists. Her latest offering “I’m Doin Good,” a bilingual and lyrically vulnerable vibey track, is about her current emotional state. The single, a Latin Urban R&B Pop fusion produced by Royal Z. (Fifth Harmony, Macy Gray) and co-written by Jeremy Elliot (Justin Bieber) and Karen Sotomayor (Sofia Reyes, Breakfast in Vegas), was premiered yesterday with the groundbreaking site Remezcla.com most notable for being the most influential media brand for Latino Millennials.

Premiere: After 2-Year Hiatus, Kat Dahlia Starts a New Chapter With Airy Reggaeton Track “I’m Doing Good”

GothBoiClique’s Horse Head premieres “DOA,” new album due July 19

Producer and vocalist Horse Head’s debut studio album We Had Our Fun is due July 19 on GothBoiClique Records. Featuring live instrumentation by YAWNS, the new album finds Horse Head returning to his alternative roots as he sings about experiences with loneliness, depression and heartbreak.

ONLY SUN – Announce Autumn UK tour + New Single: ‘It’ll Be Alright’

The 8 date run will see the quintet bring their jubilant live show to venues in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton and beyond. Full dates and details below:


12/10 – Middlesborough, Twistarella
24/10 – Southampton, Heartbreakers
26/10 – London, The Camden Assembly
29/10 – Glasgow, Attic Bar
30/10 – Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
31/10 – Sheffield, Cafe Totem
1/11 – Newcastle, Surf Cafe
2/11 – Liverpool, SOUND

Seventh Wonder Release “Tiara Acoustic” EP

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of new EP from Seventh Wonder entitled “Tiara Acoustic.”

The EP features acoustic renditions of two songs, ‘Victorious’ and ‘Against The Grain’ from their 2018 studio offering “Tiara.” It is available for streaming or download HERE.

Pollstar Live75 – Eric Church & Sir Paul McCartney Top Chart for 2nd Consecutive Week

Eric Church and Paul McCartney repeat for a second consecutive week atop the LIVE75 with ticket sales averages of more than 20,000.

Rod Stewart is this week’s NOISE MAKER.He first appeared on the May 20 chart and has consistently remained in the Top 20 ever since, but an eight-position leap to No. 3 in this issue earns him NOISE MAKER status as the artist with the highest upward movement in one week.

New Kids On The Block debuts as the HOT SHOT touring artist of the week, entering the mix at No. 10 based on a ticket sales average of 11,407.

Hozier scores a slot on the chart at No. 27, earning BREAKTHROUGH status with a full slate of sold-out performances in seven venues.


From Michigan With Love was received with widespread positivity, with Earmilk calling it “a sonically divergent and lyrically cohesive project.” The album contains lead single “Tough” (featuring Noah Kahan) which has accumulated over 20 Million combined streams and views to date.

TroyBoi shares “WARLORDZ” feat. Skrillex out now on OWSLA

TroyBoi and Skrillex have released their long-awaited collab “WARLORDZ”, out today on OWSLA. The duo teased the song in live shows throughout the year and fans have been eagerly asking for a release. The track opens with chilling Mongolian throat-singing and weaves through many different textures before cascading into a calmer piano melody. The artwork was created by Spanish painter Sanjulián, adapted by Marilyn Hue and Jade Fenix Hobday, and depicts TroyBoi and Skrillex as Conan-esque barbarians fighting off a horde of giant gorillas. Listen below and watch for more music from TroyBoi soon.

Elle Winter Drops Catchy Anthem “Do You”

Pop singer and songwriter Elle Winter today drops “Do You,” the latest track off her highly anticipated EP due this fall via RED MUSIC. CLICK HERE to listen to the catchy track available now on all digital streaming platforms. The Orphanage-produced anthem premiered yesterday on Nylon who said, “To say that her new song ‘Do You’ is a bop is an understatement.” Elle released her debut single “Sick of You” last month, which led outlets like Billboard, MTV, and Idolator to rave about the rising star’s songwriting and vocal prowess.

Tisoki Harnesses Emotion on “Don’t Lie” Featuring KARRA

Refreshing breakbeats dripped in unique percussive elements and tight subs provide the backbone to Tisoki’s single “Don’t Lie,” premiered today on YourEDM. The Dim Mak earworm harnesses emotion, as KARRA’s honeyed voice mesmerizes over the opulent production.

Madison Cunningham premieres new track “Something To Believe In”

“Poised and precise in her singing and ace guitar playing… Madison Cunningham might not conjure a comparison to Fiona Apple on first listen, but…with [her] wonderfully tangled imagery and cutting self-awareness, shows she’s an heir to that queen’s powerful throne.” — NPR Music