@skopemag news – Monday – November 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am est

Hear Alex Winston’s new single “Wash” out today!

“‘Wash’ was written a few years back in a cabin outside of Reno, where I spent a week working on a collection of songs with my friends Sjowgren. I was right in the midst of treating my Lyme disease and some other mental health issues as well.

It was an exhausting and confusing time because I had so many opinions and so many medications being thrown at me, and I started to not trust my own instincts. When I wasn’t in physical pain, I felt numb, but when I was numb, I didn’t feel creative. A truly vicious cycle for a songwriter.

‘Wash’ is an encapsulation of that period, which oddly ended up being an incredibly cathartic song to write.” — Alex Winston

Alex Winston: Wash


“When I first moved to LA I had been working on my mental state a lot. Battling depression and anxiety and was making solid progress, but LA is a tempting place. And though I knew some of the people I was dealing with were only going to pull me back into old habits and mindsets I indulged regardless. Broken people often attract broken people. Sideshow touches on this. Knowing something or someone is killing you but being powerless to it.”

NEW SINGLE: MAX “Checklist” ft. Chromeo

MAX on the meaning behind the song said, “I wrote this song after my wife was tired of living with my parents so we got our own spot and bam things got much better. We wanted that extra layer of Funk spice to bring the song to the next level. Who better than Chromeo the funk lordz themselves. It’s a fun record but it also has an underlying message of treating the person you love the way the deserve. Happiness in a relationship only really comes when both partners are getting what they need. Make that checklist baby.”

RENEGADE CARTEL Releases Debut Album, ‘Dear World’!

“We are so pleased to finally bring you our debut album, “Dear World”. When we released the EP, the reaction was phenomenal, and left people wanting more. We heard you loud and clear, bringing you over an hour worth of tunes. Some are brand new, and some date back to The Cartel’s earliest rehearsals. We are so stoked to share these tunes with you, and we hope you all enjoy them! There’s quite a variety, so I’m sure there’ll be one you dig!” – RENEGADE CARTEL

GRID Release New Single Feat. Lydia Lunch

New York based noise-jazz trio GRID — Matt Nelson (saxophone), Tim Dahl (bass), Nick Podgurksi (drums) — have released a new single today on NNA Tapes, featuring the legendary singer, poet, and self-empowerment speaker Lydia Lunch. On “Stranglehold : The world according to Herbert Huncke,” Lunch summons the spirit and philosophy of the original beat writer Herbert Huncke, who inspired Burroughs, Ginsberg, and Kerouac. Her performance is hypnotic, seductive, and haunting.

LISTEN NOW: Noah Guthrie Releases Soulful New Single, “Hell Or High Water”

South Carolina born, singer-songwriter Noah Guthrie has released a new single, titled “Hell or High Water.” The latest release features the Alt-Country, Americana artist’s soulful, tenor vocal range, and is a standout from the modern sound of Country music today.

Crywolf Explores New Sounds On New Single “your joy is your sorrow unmasked”

Today, Crywolf returns with “your joy is your sorrow unmasked,” his first original single since his early 2019 album, widow [OBLIVION pt. 1]. Crywolf constantly challenges the expectation that an artist must fit into a singular genre. Diverging from his well-known electronic-tinged landscapes, he boldly steps into new territory on his new single, employing an acoustic-approach that drips with emotional resonance.

Lupe Fiasco Releases “Hey Lupe” Video

Today, 1st & 15th Entertainment released “Hey Lupe” by Lupe Fiasco — it’s the third single in the label’s “Chill’s Spotlight” playlist. Curated by 1st & 15th co-founder Charles “Chill” Patton, “Chill’s Spotlight” is a playlist of some of the label’s previously unreleased tracks that are finally being released to the world. A video for the song was just released, with The FADER saying “‘Hey Lupe’ is built over a ’70s funk groove, and finds Lupe rapping with signature precision.”


Atlantic recording artist Max Frost has released his new single today, “Perfect Man,” which is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. “Perfect Man” is also accompanied by an official lyric video – watch here.

“I had recently gone through a breakup and was doing a lot of self examination while on tour this past summer,” says Frost. “I had always thought that I was the ‘good guy’ in the relationship, but after careful consideration for the other person, I realized that might not be her reality. This song is a conversation with someone where, from the start, I’m admitting that I’m not perfect. But who is?”

Toronto’s KILLY Continues His Hot Streak with the Mutated “Triple Helix” Single

With the help of a rapid grassroots fanbase drawn to his cutting-edge aesthetic and earworm hooks, multi-faceted artist KILLY is Canada’s most exciting rap riser. Bringing his mutated and melodic strain of trap music to a new level, KILLY shares “Triple Helix,” his new single. Produced by WorkingOnDying collective member OogieMane (Drake’s “I’m Upset”, Lil Uzi Vert’s “That’s a Rack” and “Sanguine Paradise”) and 16yrold (Sheck Wes’s “Mo Bamba”, Playboi Carti’s “I Promise You”), “Triple Helix” is a futuristic flexer’s anthem, complete with reverberating keyboards, wavy synthesizers, and a slight reggae feel in the percussion.

Carnival Club’s new video depicts their ‘screwed, blued and tattooed’ off-stage antics

Four-piece Manchester Alt-Rock band Carnival Club are back. Their explosive new single ‘My Lady’ incorporates fast-paced, impactful guitar riffs with the powerful, wailing vocals of charismatic front-man Kai Jon Roberts. When asked about the upcoming single, lead guitarist Eddie Moxon described ‘My Lady’ as their “ballsiest single yet”, predicting that it will become the new fan favourite.


“Only You” sees 4th & Orange putting their quintessential SoCal pop-reggae touch on an undisputed classic song, originally performed by Yazoo and since covered by a diverse array of artists that spans Enrique Iglesias and Joshua Radin to Kylie Minogue to Selena Gomez. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-nominee DJ Flict (Sublime w/Rome, Wiz Khalifa, Lauryn Hill) the track and visual premiered alongside an exclusive interview in The Hype Magazine, which wrote, “The crew’s new single is a reminder that we’d better hold on to that one or at some point we’ll be reminiscing about what we let go.”


On the release of the record, R.LUM.R states, “Surfacing is my proudest work to date. It took me almost two years, but now with Surfacing, a lot of these pressing thoughts I’ve had about my blackness, my version of masculinity, mental illness, healing, finding your own path, and more are finally dredged up from what seems like a bottom less ocean, and committed to wax.
I feel like its got it’s own continental shelf; deep enough to dive where the listener may have never gone before, but sonically nice enough that you can stay near the shore and just let its current wash over if that’s all you need from it. Either way, I finally feel like I’m saying not only what I want to say, but what NEEDS to be said, in my own words. I finally feel like I’m Surfacing. Thanx for listening!


Sixteen year-old Latin-pop crossover Sarah Silva drops fiery first single titled “False Illusions” via dubb Records today, music video forthcoming. The bass driven track is a classic retelling of boy-meets-girl, but with a Gen Z twist by meeting through a social app. A stereotypical player, he sends her mixed signals and presents a “false illusion” of himself. Everything that he says to her doesn’t seem to be fully true, especially when they meet in person. The track mixes feisty pop lyrics with a sassy Latin vibe.

REMI – new song ‘Brain’ ft. Lori is OUT NOW!

“Mad dudes often write songs about women for dudes; I’ve always found that weird as fuck. It also means a lot of love songs don’t mirror my experience. I wanted to write a song for my girl. I wanted to create a song that takes you out of the real world and into that fantasy bubble, reminiscent of a high with no comedown. New love.” – Remi


On November 9th, Alan Walker is set to kick off his Aviation Tour with a career highlight, his first-ever performance at the Oslo Spektrum, the largest and most prestigious indoor venue in Norway. Walker will present his new show and gaming concept live in the Spektrum, bringing the World of Walker universe to the main stage.

Loote Shares “All The F*cking Time” Via The 405

Today, Pop duo Loote have shared their latest single, “All The F*cking Time.” A vibrant ballad on how everyone is needy sometimes. Yesterday, the single was premiered with The 405. With the release of “All The F*cking Time” Loote also announces their third EP is set to be released in 2020, after the success of EPs single. and lost. – Photo Cred: Alex Justice