@skopemag news for june 24, 2019 @ 11 am est

Renowned composer Rob Simonsen signs to Sony Music Masterworks, shares “Spectre” video

With an impressive resume of film scores under his belt while having created a living legacy in the Los Angeles “new music” world via The Echo Society, composer Rob Simonsen launches a new chapter in his already successful career by signing to Sony Music Masterworks as a recording artist, with his label debut album set for a Fall 2019 release. To celebrate his signing, he’s shared a new video from “Spectre” that he self-directed, featuring some unforgettable imagery that begins to frame up his thought-provoking modern compositions amongst a living and breathing natural aesthetic — watch here.

Synth goddess & activist LP Giobbi releases ‘Slither In’ on Animal Talk Collective out today

Pianist, DJ, and producer LP Giobbi releases her latest single, “Slither In,” a mesmerizing house groove featuring hermixalot on vocals. Built around a tribal beat and a saxophone loop inspired by Nicki Minaj’s “Chun Li,” “Slither In” is a lush ode to turning up in the club. It follows her previously released single “Dejala Pasar,” a Spotify Fresh Find, in May.

Zuli releases new single “ur mistaken,” announces NYC show on 9/13

Indie-pop artist Zuli has released a new single “ur mistaken,” his first since his critically-acclaimed debut album, On Human Freakout Mountain. Where Freakout Mountain encapsulated the tremor and hysteria of early adulthood, “ur mistaken” soothes the listener with lush falsetto, soulful melody, and Zuli’s signature distortion.

“I wrote ‘ur mistaken’ with two points of view in mind,” Zuli explains. “How I viewed myself at the time and from the point of view of my loved ones. Self-conscious about my position as an artist and how that affects my relationships. A reflection on the constant teetering between what I love and those I love most.”

DAVIE Releases New EP, Girls Raised In the South, Available Now

Having collaborated and toured with the likes of Childish Gambino, Selena Gomez and Lizzo, DAVIE is officially releasing his vibrant new EP, Girls Raised In the South. Filled with standout tracks like “Flavor” and “Your Love’s A Vibe,” as well as the lead track “Girls Raised In the South,” the EP is a lively and energetic mix of fun vibes and heartfelt lyrics. Listen to the Girls Raised In the South EP on Spotify and Apple Music.

New > AMA Reveals New Single + Video > ‘Real’ > Out Today > listen here

Today, AMA reveals her new single and video ‘Real’ and the accompanying video directed by Will Reid (A Cold Wall, Supreme, Comme De Garcon), which premiered on exclusively on PAPER today, watch it here. ‘Real’ is the first track to be taken from her debut EP ‘Screenluv’ released this summer, which sees production from Pasque (Aminé), Jarreau Vandal (Soulection), Karma Kid (Octavian) and more.

Most Aggressive Cover of “Them Bones” You’ve Ever Heard       

Eternal Void released their cover of “Them Bones” by Alice in Chains today. The seminal song has been floating around in pop culture for years. It’s been featured in video games like “Madden,” “Grand Theft Auto,” “Guitar Hero,” and even in the film, Street Fighter.

Eternal Void was listening to Alice in Chains long before they picked up their instruments, and cite the band as a major influence. In this version of the 1992 hit, they have turned the volume way up.


Frawley, the remarkably gifted 19-year old vocalist and songwriter who recently released debut song “Hard Boy” has released a music video for the track. The video captures a realistic “girls night out” and shows Frawley walking around the city of New York getting over her “Hard Boy”.

Credit: Meredith Truax

Zeke Finn releases ultimate summer indie-pop jam ‘What You Need’ Co-written with BØRNS      

Hailing from New York, to beat-artist parents, Zeke Finn grew up surrounded by non-stop inspiration. Later, encouraged by his music teacher, He later turned his playful interest into a serious hobby bringing all his wanderlust into full bloom.

Introducing Sleep Token…

SUNDOWNING: “Sundowning, or sundown syndrome, is a neurological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with delirium or some form of dementia. The term ‘sundowning’ was coined due to the timing of the patient’s confusion. For patients with sundowning syndrome, a multitude of behavioral problems begin to occur in the evening or while the sun is setting…”

From June to November, through 12 tracks and passing seasons, Sleep Token reveals an evenly-spaced, precisely-timed sequence of recordings that stand as both individual touchstones and carefully aligned musical pieces, all informed by a common emotional thread plus a flow of graphics and videos specific to each song; the end result is a digital and physical release of the album on November 22, with format choices embracing a bespoke box-set containing a variety of exclusive elements, including early recordings.


“’Close My Eyes’ is essentially about living in a fantasy land, says front woman Rena Lovelis. “It’s about the idea of still wanting to be with an ex who has already moved on. There’s definitely a level of denial that goes into being in that sort of headspace because you’re basically rejecting the present reality and not allowing yourself to move forward. The song sounds very calm and chill but in the lyrical content there’s an air of tension because of that refusal to accept things as they are.”

Joywave return with first single from upcoming LP

Produced at Joywave’s own studio in Rochester, NY by founder Daniel Armbruster, arranged by Armbruster and his fellow band members Joseph Morinelli, Paul Brenner, and Benjamin Bailey, and then mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Lana Del Rey), “Like A Kennedy” offers a clear display of the acclaimed band’s evolution from the basement to the big stage, to their current role as full-fledged pop iconoclasts, fearlessly assimilating genres, motifs, and big ideas into its own one-of-a-kind identity.

ZAIA Releases RESET EP With Accompanying Short Film Via Arista Records

Of the accompanying 15-minute visual, Zaia proclaims: “The reason I wanted to make the music video this way is because each song goes together to tell a story, or this rollercoaster of events. Visually we brought that to life, like a reenactment of the entire experience.”

The String Cheese Incident release new single “All We Got”

The String Cheese Incident have officially released their newest single “All We Got” which premiered exclusively via Billboard. The release of “All We Got” is accompanied by a visually pleasing animated video with direction from SCI. The inspiration and overall encompassing theme of “Disco Forest” is a nod to the band’s upcoming, annually-hosted festival, Electric Forest. The video showcases various different feels, just as the song does itself.

Guitarist Gregory Goodloe is “Stylin'” with his first Billboard No. 1 single

R&B-jazz guitarist Gregory Goodloe is typically lowkey and chill, but he was especially humbled when he received the call that his single, “Stylin’,” went No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart. The song, written and produced by hitmaker Darren Rahn and showcasing Goodloe’s electric jazz guitar bravura, serves as the title track to the guitarist’s upcoming album, due this fall.

Goodloe’s sound straddles jazz straight-ahead and contemporary, jacked with a swig of hip hop swagger. Packaged with Rahn’s glossy pop sensibilities and a soul-powered R&B groove laid down by an agile rhythm section – bassist Mel Brown, drummer Tarrell Martin and wah guitarist Allen Hinds – the winning combo sent “Stylin’” to the top of the Billboard chart, Goodloe’s first. It also topped the Mediabase and Smooth Jazz Top 20 charts.

Rhonda Vincent Releases New Single “Like I Could”

Rhonda Vincent, affectionately known as the Queen of Bluegrass, premiered her brand new single “Like I Could” onstage at the Grand Ole Opry on Wednesday, June 19. Co-written by Grand Ole Opry country music star Jeannie Seely, along with Erin Enderlin and Bobby Tomberlin, Vincent’s bluegrass interpretation of the country song is a beautifully composed, string-driven melody, which highlights her soaring vocal abilities. The song also made it’s online premiere at the Bluegrass Situation.

“As soon as Jeannie Seely started singing ‘Like I Could’ to me, I instantly loved it. It felt like it was written just for me and my vocal style. As we were recording the tracks, it just felt right. You know when you can feel that something is just right for you; like trying on that perfect dress, or pair of shoes. This song was just the right fit.”

AWAKE AT LAST Release Debut LP, ‘The Change’

Dover, DE based Dark Pop / Hard Rock Band AWAKE AT LAST has released their debut LP, The Change.