@skopemag news for – thursday – november 7, 2019 @ 1 pm est


Harlow is currently on the road celebrating the release of Confetti with his North American, headlining “THE MISSION TOUR,” which includes sold out shows in New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Austin, Houston and Dallas, with upcoming shows in Los Angeles, Columbus, Minneapolis and Jack’s hometown of Louisville, already sold out. Due to popular demand, Jack added a second hometown show in Louisville, KY set for November 30th, after the first show on November 29th, sold out in a matter of minutes.

Kyle Emerson’s New Album ‘Only Coming Down’ Out Now

On Friday, November 1st, indie-rock artist Kyle Emerson released his sophomore album Only Coming Down via Brooklyn indie-label Swoon City Music. The album was released following the first three singles, “May You Find Peace,” “Better,” and “I Can Change,” all of which were released alongside a series of music videos which received critical acclaim from Earmilk, 303 Magazine, Westword, and more. Additionally, Emerson today releases the live video for “I Can Change,” the second in a series from the artist, filmed at the Oriental Theater in Denver, CO. Emerson and his band hit the road this week with Houndmouth in support of Only Coming Down, which is now available on all digital service providers.


“Omo” continues a successful year for Burna Boy. He released African Giant via Bad Habit/Atlantic Records, which cements his stance as a global force to be reckoned with and showcases his enigmatic, borderless sound. The album includes previous releases “Anybody,” “On The Low,” “Gbona,” and “Dangote” alongside features from Future, Jorja Smith, YG, Zlatan, Jeremih, Serani, M.anifest, Damian Marley, and Angelique Kidjo. He traveled across North America on his The African Giant Returns tour with sold-out stops in Toronto, New York, and LA through September. He made his U.S. late night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, along with an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, was named Apple Music’s Up Next Artist for the month of July, won Best International Artist at the BET Awards, and had two fiery live sets at both weekends of Coachella.


“Say It Again” was co-written by Jake Torrey (Lauv), Michael Pollack (Maroon 5, Alec Benjamin) and the Futuristics (Halsey, Camila Cabello). The track was preceded by AJ’s smooth, stripped-back song “Like Strangers Do”, which arrived on October 18th to acclaim from Dujour, Idolator, and more. He’s currently prepping his debut full-length album, due out early 2020 via Epic Records.


Acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Maeson has unveiled the official video for his emotional single, “Go Easy,” taken from his extraordinary debut album Bank On The Funeral. The video depicts the juxtaposition of Maeson in jail and as a free man, and the emotional distress being incarcerated can bring – an experience Maeson has dealt with first-hand. Watch the video now on YouTube.

Chloe Lilac Debuts New Single +Video for “High School”-Watch/Listen Now

A melancholic ode to endings and new beginnings, “High School” is the 2nd single to be released from Chloe’s forthcoming sophomore EP. In an exclusive on “High School,” Chloe told Billboard, “The song is all about the relief of high school being over. I had a really tough time in high school so when it was done I was so so so happy about it.” Further discussing the song’s official video, Chloe adds, “Jasper Soloff (the director) and I wanted to depict the stereotypes that define the typical high school experience. We captured scenes of me and my friends on our phones, a house party scene, and the excitement of a new high school sweetheart — all with a raw, Gen Z spin.”


Having gained support from the likes of Noisey, Stereogum, NOWNESS and more, Nick Leng brings forth a distinct knack for crafting romantic, evocative records filled with sonic texture and color. Throughout his two previous EP’s, numerous Hype Machine #1 singles, viral secret side projects and production/writing credits for artists across multiple genres on major labels, Nick’s sound is both undoubtedly one of a kind, and instantly recognizable.


All Time Low has announced details of a special Twitch live stream to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their classic album, “Nothing Personal.” Tomorrow, November 7th at 2:00PM PT on Twitch, the band will debut their new documentary looking back at ten years of “Nothing Personal.” The film captures All Time Low as they revisit the making of “Nothing Personal” with studio footage of the band re-recording the album, as well brand-new interviews about the influential record. All Time Low will host the live stream, providing commentary on the documentary along with hosting a fan Q&A.

LITURGY and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix to release two new albums in 2020

2020 will see the release of two separate full-lengths from New York’s Liturgy and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix – one being a new Liturgy studio album titled HAQQ, featuring the previously released monumental single “God of Love” which Tiny Mix Tapes praised, stating: “Between its rhapsodic strings, cascading harp, and thunderous wall of drums, this new track sees the band finding yet another new paradigm in their legacy of avant-garde metal,” while Brooklyn Vegan noted “it’s an eight-minute track that works an orchestra and a harp into Liturgy’s increasingly distinct brand of post-black metal,” and The Needle Drop exclaimed: “[“God of Love” is] transcendental, powerful, amazing work. No band right now is putting out guitars, and drums, and compositions that sound like this, and it is insane. It’s amazing, actually.”

Bad Sounds Return with “Sympathetic Vibrations”

Welcome back Bristol’s favourite sibling fronted band, Bad Sounds, who today return with a bang around new single, Sympathetic Vibrations. The song that premiered on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show provides a sophisticated growth in their sound, whilst keeping true to their keen ability to create hooks for all to absorb. The song, written about the idea that feelings are contagious, also comes with the news of a snap, intimate fan headline show at Colours in London which SOLD OUT in a day.

Shinrabasho Track: Uranium

Shinrabasho means everything that exists in the universe. Shinrabasho is a collective founded by Hayatheus whose goal is to create work that is – actually different and undeniably art. Not limited to any genre, their first EP as a collective, Why We Fight Animals, is a short voyage into the stark realities of the end times. Made in just one whirlwind week of a lot of coffee and little sleep, Shinrabasho tried in this project to capture the essence of their late night philosophical discussions about indigenous knowledge and the fate of the world. SEA KING hailing from Zuni Nation, NM and Infatuation from Ottawa, CA, produced and engineered the project, while Hayatheus from ??? and YVHIKV from Muscogee Nation wrote and recorded the vocals.

Nashville’s REALITY SOMETHING, new single ‘Dirty Money’ 11/8

Dirty Money is the newest single from buzzy Nashville alternative-band Reality Something. A fun, sexy rock song that blurs genre lines and highlights the band’s penchant for duality within a song— in this case with Dirty Money being somehow both tongue-in-cheek, and no bullshit at once.

Dirty Money is the first new song since ‘Life Noise,’ the band’s gritty, confessional, and poetry infused debut LP which was released in 2018 on taste-making Nashville label Infinity Cat Records— cementing Reality Something as one of Nashville’s most important new bands, a force of sweet/sour honest lyrics and blistering guitars in a tight package.

GOLDA performs stripped back, acoustic version of single “Villain”

Elusive Berlin-based duo GOLDA follow up simmering debut EP with the announcement of a diverse and complete Remix EP treatment. Following on from “NsfW Remix” by DRKTMS, and a KAYTRANADA-esque take on “Jaded” by Aussie producer Tentendo – GOLDA bring down the energy with their own stripped back version of single Villain, showcasing the strong live performance potential for the group.

Vevo presents Jadakiss live performance of ME

Vevo announces Jadakiss as the next artist in their Ctrl series with performances of “ME” premiering today.

Vevo’s Ctrl series highlights the work of hard-hitting, cutting-edge musicians making an impact in today’s music scene – both emerging and established. These artists demand attention, and Vevo’s Ctrl shines a deserving spotlight. Shot in Vevo’s Brooklyn studio, Jadakiss’ performance follow sessions from Rick Ross, Common, Rapsody, Jeezy, A$AP Ferg and more.