@skopemag news for July 1, 2019 @ 3 pm est


Born and raised in Philadelphia, Valerie Broussard moved to London at the age of eighteen. It was this period living abroad when Valerie’s career as a songwriter began to take shape. Having since moved back stateside, Valerie brought home the hauntingly atmospheric pop that has been catching the attention of all those that have come across it. Valerie’s music has been featured on a number of hit TV shows, including ‘Lucifer’, ‘Pretty Little Liars’, Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ and Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as well as commercials for Cadillac, HBO, SYFY & Fox.

Ghost Writing for GaGa and Charting in China | Nick Lopez Returns

Highly sought after for his melodic and lyrical abilities, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Nick Lopez returns with ‘Posters’ June 14th, featuring Dominique. Having already received support from Complex, MTV China and Spotify’s Indie Pop, ‘Posters’ is Nick’s strongest release to date.

Rising KSR Singer SAMMY WILK Unleashes EP “Keep It In The Middle”

Widening the scope of his sound, Sammy Wilk constructs a collection of songs that detail the highs and lows of relationships. Sound tracked by sparse trap beats, icy guitars, moody keyboards and a commanding sense for ear-worm melodies, the project features a genre-blurring sound that combines smoked-out R&B with Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock flourishes. Highlights include the vulnerable “Help Me” that shows off a new side of Wilk, detailing the emotional aftermath of the end of a relationship, and the catchy kiss-off anthem “Options.” Keep It In The Middle includes production collaborations with the likes of SwanQ, Sean Island, Josh X and more. Find the full tracklisting below.

Anja Kotar Returns with Empowering Pop Anthem ‘Brain’ After Winning American Songwriting Awards

22-year-old singer-songwriter Anja Kotar returns with 80’s inspired female empowerment anthem ‘Brain’ June 28th shining a light on modern relationships in a technological age.

Lontalius returns with stunning new single ‘Make My Dreams Come True’

Today 28/6/19 Wellington, New Zealand based Lontalius releases new single ‘Make My Dreams Come True’. Co-written with Roy Blair and Mr Hudson, the new track marks the beginning of a new chapter in Lontalius’ (real name Eddie Johnston) career.


Growing up in Tifton, Georgia during part of the height of Southern rap, Bernard gravitated towards the star power of Lil Wayne. After seeing Wayne in the music video for “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” Bernard was entranced in the lifestyle – the cars, the girls, the money, the confidence. Bernard Jabs took to the culture surrounding southern rap and used that history to guide him towards the future.

Retro Mercy – Same One feat. Joey Vantes (Music Video)

This one’s for those who have grown and advanced throughout their journey in life, but never sold out to who they truly are! In this music video, Retro Mercy takes his mask off for the first time, sending the message “I’m the same one”. The creative intro starts with Retro walking up with his mask on to meet himself without the mask on… very creative! The track is produced by Retro Mercy and features upcoming independent artist Joey Vantes. The music video is directed by Henry Solis.

JP Saxe Signs With Arista Records, Releases New Single “Same Room” Out Today!

“…a very real representation of that awkward post-relationship moment, when both parties are still vulnerable. It’s a fragile situation, and JP Saxe captures it perfect with his delicate vcals and instrumentation.” – BILLBOARD

K.Flay shares new track ‘Not In California’

Grammy-nominated artist K.Flay has released ‘Not In California’, the fourth and final instant grat track to be taken off her forthcoming album Solutions, due out on July 12th. Produced by Tommy English, K.Flay brings her trademark grit and spitfire lyricism to ‘Not In California’, a thundering foot stomper of a tune with a adrenaline-boosting chorus guaranteed to make you move.

K.Flay shares new track ‘Not In California’

Jon Patrick Walker (King George III) Shares New Single

A highly respected actor for 25 years, appearing on Broadway, on television and in film (and currently playing King George to rave reviews on the national tour of Hamilton), JP made an audacious leap into songwriting and music-making, self-releasing his first album, The Guilty Party (recorded in Nashville), in 2013. Jp’s 2016 follow-up, People Going Somewhere is steeped in 60’s-70’s Rock & Folk and garnered excellent reviews, charting on numerous college stations. His latest offering, You and I, is a 6-song EP co-produced with Josh Kaufman ( Josh Ritter, Craig Finn, Bob Weir).


Yung Bleu has released his official video for “Elevatorz (ft. PnB Rock)” today. Check out the Robby Starbuck (Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla $ign, Big Sean) directed video HERE. “Elevatorz” features Bleu and PnB Rock trading lyrics on the sultry song and follows the release of the moving video for “Only God Knows” lifted from the Bleu Vandross 2 mixtape.


“To sift through his nostalgic samples would surely be a day well spent, but it’s the way he brings them together in a colorful, quirky vapor-bounce style that pushes us over the edge.” – BILLBOARD