@skopemag news for – Veterans Day – november 11, 2019 @ 11 am est

Leon Bridges Joins Noah Cyrus For ‘July’

Platinum-selling RECORDS/Columbia Records artist and songwriter Noah Cyrus has teamed up with Grammy Award-winning recording artist Leon Bridges for a very special rendition of ‘July.’ As the original version continues to climb the charts and amass millions of streams around the world, this heartfelt duet provides a new depth and perspective on an already timeless song.


Swedish singer-songwriter Clara Mae returns today with “Unmiss You” – available now via Big Beat Records. Self-penned alongside Linnea Sodahl (Zara Larsson, Anne-Marie), Cassandra Ströberg (Felix Jaehn) and Daylight (Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony) the track is a glimmering heartbreak anthem that pairs Clara’s captivatingly smooth vocals with an upbeat bouncy instrumental.

Clara Mae Premieres New Track “Unmiss You”

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Partners With Backline Surrounding New Single, “Dawn A New Day”

“Our new single ‘Dawn A New Day’ is all about looking on the sunny side of life,” Pigeons Playing Ping Pong singer and guitarist Greg Ormont shared in a statement. “We’ve been fortunate to be able to spread that message of positivity to The Flock for years now, and we’re always looking for even more ways to give back. While we always encourage people to ‘dawn a new day’ when they’re experiencing a difficult chapter in their lives, we also recognize that it’s easier said than done. It made perfect sense to partner with Backline around this single to help raise awareness about mental health and offer a direct line to mental health resources for those who need it. We’re honored to give back to the music community in this way and we’re determined to find even more ways to help people ‘dawn a new day’ moving forward.”

VONAVI Releases Icy Abyssal REFLECTION out TODAY!

Today, the cold, dreamy afternoons and icy evenings of November are getting their sublime soundtrack from electronic producer and songwriter VONAVI (a.k.a. Andrei Ivanov) through his debut album REFLECTION (Out TODAY November 8, 2019 via 61 Seconds Records). Reflection slowly unfolds over its eleven tracks to reveal a delicate, profound, and contemplative soundtrack that uses organic and electronic sounds to paint a living picture of Vonavi’s artistic growth. “I don’t like to see everything as a final thing,” explains Ivanov. “I like to leave the door open for imperfections so I can be open for new explorations rather than staying in an infinite loop of self-doubt.”


“Push My Luck” is the sixth track to be released from The Chainsmokers’ building album World War Joy. The album also includes previously released tracks “Takeaway” with ILLENIUM featuring Lennon Stella, “Call You Mine” featuring Bebe Rexha, “Do You Mean” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and bülow, “Kills You Slowly” and “Who Do You Love” featuring 5 Seconds of Summer. Together, the five tracks have accumulated an impressive 1 Billion streams to date. World War Joy will continue to build one song at a time throughout the remainder of 2019.

The Chainsmokers release sultry new single from third studio album, ‘Push My Luck’

Reese LAFLARE drops new album Final Fantasy

Atlanta hip-hop, skate, and fashion artist Reese LAFLARE has released his new album Final Fantasy via LAFLARE Records / EMPIRE. The album features Young Thug along with production from Hitboy, Bizness Boi, Foreign Teck and more. From a conceptual, visual and musical standpoint, Final Fantasy encompasses LAFLARE as an artist better than any projects have in the past. The album’s name Final Fantasy alludes to one of Reese’s favorite video games, but also to his childhood and early adolescence where he would constantly fantasize about himself in movies, music videos, albums, and cultural moments that have since become iconic in pop culture.

BRUX Takes on Social Media Superficiality via “B.W.P.”

Tilting her gaze towards social media superficiality, Australia’s BRUX delivers a leftfield gem on “B.W.P.,” premiered through Complex. Meticulously merging house, techno and pop influences, the moody single offers a light dose of social commentary, rife with flamboyant energy and a heavy dose of celestial synths. “B.W.P.” is the first single off BRUX’s forthcoming debut EP, scheduled for a 2020 Dim Mak release.


Released via R&R/Warner Records, “Rich & Famous” follows her first song “Cinderella” which tackled a little thing called, you guessed it, The Cinderella Complex. Both are from her forthcoming debut EP. “Rich & Famous” follows the honesty of her first release and proves to be an irresistible sing along. The accompanying lyric video sees the singer bringing her lyrics to life with the help from a kitchen essential – tin foil.


Vocalist Jimmy Wizard told The FADER, “The crazy thing about this song is I wrote the lyrics this exact time last year. We had just got back from tour to winter in England and I was feeling lost, and the weather was not helping me being stuck inside going crazy. This song is just about that dark feeling of hopelessness winter sometimes brings when it feels like you will never see light again.”

Simply Red Release New Album “Blue Eyed Soul”

Simply Red today release their 12th studio album, Blue Eyed Soul, a ten track masterclass in funky, brassy soul music and emotionally charged ballads. Written by singer and band leader Mick Hucknall and produced by long time collaborator Andy Wright, the results are simply sensational. Recorded live, with few overdubs, Blue Eyed Soul draws on inspiration from classic funk and soul: Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland and Tower of Power.

Crowbar’s Kirk Windstein to Release Debut Solo LP, ‘Dream in Motion’, January 24, 2020

He’s a man VICE calls “an institution” with a voice recognized by Rolling Stone as the sound of resilience. Now, Kirk Windstein, the highly respected sludge metal pioneer and unmistakable earthmoving bellow of Crowbar, stomps forward as a solo artist for the very first time. On January 24, 2020, Entertainment One (eOne) will proudly release ‘Dream in Motion’, Windstein’s singular debut and a recording that sees the Dark Lord of the Southern Riff stretch his creative wings and strengthen his indelible legacy.

Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein premieres video for “Dream in Motion” from debut solo album: Watch

Ancient Roman Metal Band ADE Releases Single for “Veni Vidi Vici”

Ancient Roman metal pioneers ADE have released a new single, “Veni Vidi Vici,” in conjunction with the release of their new album, Rise of the Empire, out today via Extreme Metal Music/Rockshots Records.

With Rise of the Empire, ADE aims to educate listeners more on ancient history of Rome, specifically the age of Caesar. Still entrenched in traditional old-school death metal, Rise of the Empire delivers a more mature yet aggressive album suitable for old and new generations of fans interested in the Ancient Rome and epic death metal at its purest.

PEOPLE.com Premieres Sawyer Fredericks’ “Flowers For You”, Title Track From Upcoming 2020 Album

It is the title track and first song to be revealed from the new album to be released in Spring 2020. Written by Fredericks and recorded at Dreamland Recording Studio in Woodstock, NY, the song showcases the 20 year old’s songwriting talent and is further evidence that it’s what he’s done since winning The Voice that is most interesting.

SiriusXM Presents Billy Joel Live From Miami Beach on December 5

SiriusXM announced today that legendary musician Billy Joel will sit down for a special SiriusXM event at the Faena Theater in Miami Beach, on Thursday, December 5. The exclusive event will broadcast live on Joel’s SiriusXM channel, The Billy Joel Channel.

WINDRUNNER Comeback with new Single “Heather”

With the new single comes also a new announcement: the quintet has found new members after vocalist Duong Bui and bassist Hieu Nguyen left over the Summer, and the single was the perfect showcase to introduce them to the fans.

New video: The Modern Strangers release video for latest single ‘Pass The Lighter’

Speaking about the video they say, “A few weeks ago we went on our first headline tour around the UK. The tour was amazing and far surpassed anything we were expecting. Our crew got a load of footage of us on each night and we pieced together a little video for this song. We think it really sums up the atmosphere from the shows and the warmth we received from each city!”

Jaguar Jonze Returns With “Kill Me With Your Love”;

The enigmatic yet introspective creative Deena Lynch is back as Jaguar Jonze with her latest release “Kill Me With Your Love,” the follow up to ethereal-pop track “Beijing Baby.” “Kill Me With Your Love,” laments the downsides to love while using rock sensibilities infused with soaring vocals and dance rhythms that are staples of Jonze’s aesthetic.


Following her sold out headline tours of both North America and Europe, FLETCHER will join Lewis Capaldi on Niall Horan’s 2020 Nice To Meet Ya tour. Tickets for the first leg of the tour go on sale today at 10:00 AM local time. The North American run will kick off on April 20, 2020 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN and the label mates will perform shows at Barclays Center in New York (April 29) and The Forum in Los Angeles (May 18).

BLEEKER releases “Straight For The Money”

Juno and Canadian Radio Music Award-nominated BLEEKER represents a fresh, new vision for alternative music. Amplifying alt rock with stadium sized spirit, delightful experimentation and raw power, Ontario, Canada natives, brothers Taylor and Cole Perkins, with Mike Van Dyk and Chris Dimas, create thoroughly modern anthems.

Oceans Of The Moon (Six Finger Satellite) Share “Baby Chiffon” Video with Glide

Oceans Of The Moon have shared their latest video, “Baby Chiffon.” When talking about the track the band says, “Like any good song about a car, this track is about fleeting joy, ungoverned speed and inevitable carnage. Will hope pass?” Earlier this year, the band shared the track “Borderline” and announced their debut self-titled album on Billboard which features “Baby Chiffon.” Along with the announcement, the band shared the “Blowing My Mind” video. The debut album is out now on Castle Face Records.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Oceans of the Moon (Six Finger Satellite) Deliver Deliciously Animated “Baby Chiffon”

Kim Cameron & Side FX Release New Video “Tighter”

The international award-winning and Billboard chart-topping EDM artist, Kim Cameron, releases the new video for her song “Tighter”. Cameron’s exciting style is reflected by the electrifying city of Las Vegas, where the video was shot. It features aerial views of the Strip, High Roller, and street scenes from the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Dempsey Bolton – ‘Wait For It’

Wait For It takes a look at navigating intimacy differences in a relationship. I wrote it after reflecting on what I’ve seen in the media regarding sex. Growing up, there was an idea perpetuated in almost every TV show or movie I watched; the idea that sex is a conquest and, even more than that, it’s an all or nothing affair. For a long time I bought into this and I thought that I was only a man if I chased after hookups. Wait For It examines this notion and challenges it. In the end, “waiting for it” (intimacy) becomes a celebration as indicated by the punchy beat and dance atmosphere. The song ends with the simple phrase “it’s alright”, signifying a change in mindset and an acceptance that it’s okay to have reservations about intimacy and to have to communicate different expectations with your partner.