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Charles Bradley’s “Lonely as You Are” fan-made music video out now via Innit Recordings

“I love you. And this is Charles Bradley. I hope this one day gets out to the world.”


“Bipolar is about the ups and downs in a relationship,” Kiiara says. “It’s that feeling you get when one person is all in and the other is out, and the roles switch constantly. That back and forth can be exciting and addicting, because it’s intense! It’s a high we all crave. But are we just addicted to the drama? It’s hard to let go, even when you know it’s toxic and unhealthy. You might think that such intensity means you’re in love, but if you truly cared about one another you wouldn’t be putting each other through such turmoil. That’s not love. It feels like love, like glitter and fireworks, but it’s more like being in the middle of a tornado. This is a real thing people go through. It’s brushed off, and I think it should be talked about more, especially in my generation.”


Last night Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Elle Varner wowed attendees and viewers as she performed “Number One Song” at the 2019 Black Girls Rock! Awards that aired on BET. The song is featured on Elle’s new EP ELLEVATION, which is available now on all digital platforms and in stores.

Dark Station Releases New Video Inspired by the Movie Venom for Fourth Single “Villain”

“Villain is 100 percent about the character Eddie Brock and his relationship with Venom. It’s about how they had to accept and compromise on this new way of living, but I think people will relate it to things that are important to them. This song means the most to me, because while we were writing the song, I really started to believe in myself again as well as Dark Station.” says Nathan Spades (vocals) on what “Villain” was written about.

Nu-Funk Sensation, Otis McDonald, Drops Contagious Single Ahead Of Album Release

He’s your favourite musician and yet you don’t know his name – his music has been heard by billions; his videos seen by millions. He has thrown the rule book of accessing music out of the window, allowing people around the world to not only access it for free but to use it in any way they see fit. His new single is Body, Mind and Soul and looks set to continue his musical revolution. He’s the Pharaoh of Funk and the Sultan of Retro Electro – he’s Otis McDonald and he’s pleased to meet you.

How Otis McDonald built a career… through royalty-free YouTube music

LIFE OF AGONY Unleashes Anthem for Survivors with New Music Video for ‘Lay Down’

Following their hit single, “Scars”, released last month, LIFE OF AGONY has just unleashed its infectious follow-up “Lay Down” from their forthcoming concept record, The Sound of Scars, due October 11, 2019 (Napalm). Lead vocalist Mina Caputo’s intense delivery of the chorus lyrics “I won’t lay down and die,” gives a voice for anyone who has ever been stepped on, used up, and tossed aside.

Adam Green Shares New Video, ‘Engine Of Paradise’ LP Out Today Via 30th Century Records 

Adam Green has released his new LP Engine of Paradise today along with a new comic book styled music video for the title track.

When talking about the LP Adam says:

“‘Engine of Paradise’ is some soil to plant yourself in. It’s a place to relax, like being in a movie theater, where the players are jewelers of melodic time. My graphic novel, “War of Paradise”, is a companion to the album and also out today for FREE to download from AdamGreen.info, and hard copies are available to order through PioneerWorks.Org!”

Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ Tops the Rolling Stone 200 Chart

Tool make a triumphant return this week with Fear Inoculum, their first album in 13 years. The album overtakes Taylor Swift’s Lover to reign the RS 200 with 248.3K total album units last week. Tool also jump up to Number 18 on the Artist 500 Chart.

Lana Del Rey’s critically acclaimed Norman Fucking Rockwell! Debuts at No. 3 on the albums chart. Three songs from her sixth studio studio album are currently on the Top 100 Songs chart, with the title track leading the way with 5.3 million streams. Lana also jumps to Number Seven on the Artists 500 Chart.

Post Malone’s new single “Circles” takes the top spot of the Top 100 Songs chart. With 23.9 million streams last week, the song knocks Lizzo’s sleeper hit “Truth Hurts,” 19 million streams, to Number Two.

Lil Tecca’s debut mixtape We Love You Lil Tecca enters the RS 200 at No. 4, moving 69.6 album units and 97.3 million audio streams. “Ransom” holds strong in the top five of the RS 100.

Taylor Swift holds onto the top spot of the Artists 500 thanks to 141.4 million audio streams in the past week

Kyle Emerson Releases New Song “Better” From Forthcoming Album Only Coming Down Out November 1st, 2019

The third single from Only Coming Down, “Better” shows Emerson continuing to push the boundaries of his artist output – both musically and lyrically. Coming together quickly after inspiration hit in the studio, Emerson explains, “Better’ initially came to be by way of a Roland TR-707 drum machine. I programmed a fast, driving beat and then the chord progression came to me right away. In the studio, we were able to layer a lot of tones to make a big sound – a process that was new for me. Personally, I was in a particularly weird space when writing this song but still felt oddly hopeful. There’s a constant battle lyrically between hope and despair, almost like the sun trying to cut through the clouds.

Pulp-punk band Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show share new single “Man/Thing”

Pulp-punk band Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show share their new single “Man/Thing” today. Blending theatrical rock with experimental punk, along with a dose of circus flair and dark humor, the band build an experience that is “wholly unique and infectious”.

K.I.N.E.T.I.K. & Soulseize watch world go by on “Park Bench”

For those among us who like the speed of life slowed down a little, the new single from K.I.N.E.T.I.K. is perfect for a stroll through any green and leafy solace.

Over Soulseize’s jazzy piano stabs, K.I.N.E.T.I.K. takes a pew on an undisclosed park bench and puts his photographic memory to use detailing all the people, places and things that make up his hood. Close your eyes, and you’ll swear you were there.

Brett Kissel Makes Stateside Debut with New Music Video, “Drink About Me,” featuring Bachelor Nation’s Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick

2019 5x Canadian Country Music Award nominee and 2019 Juno award-winning artist, Brett Kissel, has released his first U.S. single, “Drink About Me” – along with a highly anticipated new music video, featuring Bachelor Nation fan-favorites, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick.

Adera shares new single “Uneasy” – out today!

About the new single: “It’s a bit of a touchy subject but very important. It was the #metoo movement that brought about this song. It was and is such an intense time in history. When it first started, it was very disheartening to find out that certain people were involved. This song was kind of a way to meditate on the subject.

We hope that the takeaway is that we all need each other. This movement felt like it really polarized men and women more than was anticipated. It needed to happen but we still need to work together on things like this. We hope that this songs helps to focus on what we have in common, not what makes us different.”


Charli thinks back on the experience: “Collaborating with Yaeji and Clairo was really fun and unique. We are all very different artists but coming together on this song felt so special and right. Clairo and I made a load of songs together in my studio in LA one afternoon at the beginning of the year. None of them were this song but it was so easy to write with her that the second I came up with this idea separately I sent it over to her and she came back with loads of ideas. We sent over this idea to Yaeji too and she did a really beautiful verse. It sounds so intimate. It’s one of the most intimate moments on the album. We shot this artwork in Barcelona. These two women are really kind, talented and brilliant. I enjoy both of their music so much. I’m happy we have this song together.”


The video features cameos by Meek Mill and Lil Uzi Vert, while Sim visits various parts of Philadelphia surrounded by fans doing the “FLEXIN N FLASHIN” dance.

The #gitwitmechallenge was started organically by fans and the video is an homage to his city and fans. The original video for the track has almost 10 million views and continues to grow. Sim is currently touring and working on his debut project.

Post Malone Breaks Apple Music Records, Talks New Album in France with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1

Zane Lowe meets up with Post Malone in Provence in the South of France to discuss Post’s new róse and his new album, Hollywood’s Bleeding. He runs through the guest features on new album, including Ozzy Osbourne, SZA, Da Baby, Meek Mill, Future, and Swae Lee, talks about the best advice he ever got from Pharrell, working on ‘Fade,’ with Kanye, and if he and Eminem will collaborate in the future. He also discusses his business ventures: wine, clothing, hemp, his lifestyle changes, and why he’s chosen to build a studio in Utah. Post’s dad later joins the conversation and the three discuss Mac Miller, Lil Peep, anxiety, and drug abuse.

DENM’s New EP ‘Endless Summer’ Out Today

Huntington Beach, CA artist DENM has teamed up with production songwriting team Rock Mafia (Eminem, Marshmello, Demi Lovato, Diplo, Zedd, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Wyclef Jean, Green Day) for his new EP ‘Endless Summer,’ out everywhere now.

Papertwin shares new single “Candy Cigarettes”

Regarding the origin of the song the band explains “It was a Sally Mann photograph that was the original inspiration for this song. We’ve all come across old family photos that seem to reveal our personalities and future lives with unsettling accuracy. When something goes wrong we look for clues in the faces of old family snap shots trying to pinpoint the exact moment when everything changed.”

Declan J Donovan Releases New Single “I Wish” Out Now

Donovan’s previous single “Vienna” has now garnered nearly 3.5 million combined streams and views since its release earlier this summer. Hailed as one of the Best New Pop tracks for June by BBC Radio 1, the captivating piano ballad was an apt introduction to the 22-year-old’s powerful sound, a mix of epic melodies and soulful intimacy. “I Wish” similarly showcases his talent for weaving stories through his music. “I love talking to people and seeing how their mind works,” he says, “seeing what they’re going through and getting perspectives on how people think. A lot of my songs are other people’s stories.”