@skopemag news for September 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am est


“This album is about going to the next level, rising to the occasion of success and giving my fans the best music I have to give,” states Tank. “R&B is my legacy and in my veins…I want to lead the charge to bring it back to its rightful place at the top of the charts.”

JOHAN LENOX CONNECTS WITH NoMBe on ‘ everybody’s cool but me’// LISTEN HERE

Mere weeks from the release of his major label debut EP ‘ everybody’s cool but me’, Multi-talented award-winning singer, songwriter, classical composer, string arranger, and producer Johan Lenox releases a stellar rework of the project lead track featuring NoMBe. The German born, LA nased polymath places his own unique style on the vibey rework.


Kidd Kenn, the openly gay 16-year old Southside Chicago rapper whose viral freestyle videos and debut indie long-player Childish ignited the hip-hop world’s imagination and led to his official signing with Island Records, releases candid new track and music video “Bougie Fellow.” “Bougie Fellow” is the first track release from his highly anticipated mixtape CHILD’S PLAY. In the video, Kidd Kenn is immortalized into three different “Kenn” dolls with personality traits ranging from bougie, friendly to evil.

For Skope // Michael Barrow & The Tourists – Never Stop

“Never Stop” was written by keyboard player Zach Collier. He wrote the song three months into his marriage after having a disagreement with his wife.

He says, “It was nothing big – I honestly can’t remember what it was about – but it was our first one as a married couple and enough to make me frustrated. She went out to run errands, and I stayed home to do some homework for one of my college classes. As I sat there at my desk, the thought occurred to me that as irritated as I was, I actually ENJOYED the way she bothered me. It’s a weird thought, but one of the best I’ve ever had. So instead of doing my homework like I should have, I pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote, ‘Oh, I love the way you drive me crazy. You know every way to frustrate me.’ Then I spent the afternoon writing this song, and played it for her when she got home. Lyrically, it’s really simple. But I wanted her to know that no matter what, I’d never stop loving her. And that even when we had a disagreement, it didn’t change my feelings for her.

Molly Brazy Shares First Taste of 9/27 ‘Built To Last’ Album with “Wood”

“Molly Brazy is one of the dopest rappers coming out of Detroit right now, and her Molly World mixtape from January is one of the hardest tapes of the year so far” – XXL

Kevin Garrett Drops New Single “Factor In” & Currently On Tour With BANKS!

Kevin said of the song, “‘Factor In’ is about someone or something that you can’t quite shake and getting to (or at least trying to get to) a positive point of recovery by confronting the power that person or thing has over you.”

Tow’rs release new song “Pink Confetti” – new album out Sept 20

Tow’rs – the Arizona based indie folk band have released “Pink Confetti” – the second track off their forthcoming record New Nostalgia – out on September 20th.

OUT TODAY: Sis – Gas Station Roses

Gas Station Roses, Sis’s second full-length album, is the Berkeley-based band’s devotional document of six months spent in the dream zone of the studio. Lovingly made, with earthen percussive elements, chance technique, inside a glimmering forest full of synths and guitars, the album reunited Sis for their most assertive musical statement yet.

Swearingen & Kelli Release Latest Song “Exile” // New Album Cold-Hearted Truth out September 20th

Today Nashville-based duo Swearingen & Kelli are releasing “Exile,” the latest single from their upcoming album Cold-Hearted Truth, out September 20th. The song explores the quest for new beginnings through Jayne Kelli and AJ Swearingen’s somber melodies and heartfelt delivery.


On highlight “Everyone is Having Fun Fun Fun But Me”, the band pair “pumping trip-hop beats, icy, electro vocals and lush atmospherics for the perfect grooving, post-night-out downer” (quote via Paste) that features an almost Gorillaz-esque autotuned refrain. Many of the tracks make abundant and novel use of sampling, like on the soulful “I Think You’re Wonderful”, or the eerie, pitched down hook on “Temporary Volcano”. There’s a balance of loud & quiet dynamics, with restrained songs like “A Little Something” providing a reprieve from the manic energy of tracks like “Enemy Is Yourself”. The one constant on I Can’t Even Speak English is the magnetic, boundless creativity on display, easily making Husky Loops one of the most interesting discoveries of the year.


Today, R.LUM.R releases a catchy new song titled “Cold” from his much-anticipated forthcoming major label debut album due this fall via Island Records. The passionate two-minute track which addresses a romance that went downhill highlights R.LUM.R’s honest and vulnerable lyricism. Watch the official music video for the cathartic tune “Cold” here.

Life is Beautiful + Downtown Grand Las Vegas Announce Lineup for FREE Pool Concert Series

Cementing itself as the preeminent host hotel of festival weekend, The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino and Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival announce three exclusive concerts during the official daytime, rooftop pool parties at Citrus Grand Pool Deck featuring live performances from Jonas Blue, Omar Apollo, Dashboard Confessional, MUNA, The Regrettes, shallou, Phantoms, Felix Cartal, and Cub Sport September 20-22. Festivalgoers interested in attending the FREE daytime celebrations presented by Entercom can RSVP here.

Along with a live broadcast from AMP Radio, multi-platinum producer Jonas Blue will ignite the Citrus stage on Friday followed by the psychedelically soulful singer-songwriter Omar Apollo, who will be performing hits from his successive EP’s “Stereo” (2018) and “Friends” (2019).

Prof Drops New Single and Music Video: “Cousins” feat. Cashinova

Today, Minnesota emcee Prof drops new single and music video “Cousins,” feat. Cashinova. Prof’s tongue-in-cheek charisma shines in the visuals from director Tomas Aksamit through a series of vignettes where the emcee appears to re-awaken in a string of comically outlandish scenarios. Following the success of Prof’s last album, Liability, “Cousins” pops as the first taste of what to expect from his new full-length, due in early 2020.

Genre-Bending Band DOPESICK Release Long-Awaited Full-Length Album, “A Violent Happy Place,”

The genre-bending Bay Area band DOPESICK finally sees the long-awaited release of their full-length debut, A Violent Happy Place, today.

“I wanted to write a record, that was pure to me,” says DOPESICK guitarist and founder Adam Albright. “Something that didn’t sound like everything else, that had its own identity. I wanted my album to take you through many different moods, places, and I think that’s what I did with A Violent Happy Place.”

Hail The Sun share new single and music video “Devastate and Recalibrate”

The song premiered on Kerrang earlier today alongside a music video, which follows vocalist and drummer, Donovan Melero, as he looks towards the future of a seemingly doomed relationship. The track itself showcases Melero’s impressive vocal range highlighted by complex guitar work as the tempo meanders from a quiet start to a full on dynamic assault. You can check out the video below and the single will hit streaming services tomorrow. The band is also set to embark on a headline tour starting next week with support from Strawberry Girls, Royal Coda, and VIS.

Slightly Stoopid announces “Party at Fivepoint” Amphitheatre

Slightly Stoopid has announced the band will be making a stop in Irvine, CA October 12, 2019, for “Party at Fivepoint.” The date will also feature special guests The Interrupters, J Boog and HIRIE.