@skopemag news for – wednesday – november 13, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est


2 Chainz first introduced the T.R.U. brand with 2011’s seminal mixtape, T.R.U. REALIGION, followed the next year by his RIAA platinum certified, GRAMMY® Award-nominated solo debut, BASED ON A T.R.U. STORY, and further developed over the course of eleven trailblazing mixtapes and five solo albums. In 2019, the acclaimed ATL superstar officially founded the T.R.U. label, teaming with Atlantic Records with a goal of formally presenting a new vanguard of Atlanta-based hip-hop talent.


“‘What’s Love’ is a brutally honest love song about living in a generation of being in love but not being able to be together. I hope listeners relate to how hard it is to put love over rationality,” Khari Omar says about the track.


Moving to the City is a poppy, chirpy track, and it’s pretty hard not to smile as the honest, uplifting lyrics play out. Reminiscent of The Whitlams in sound, it’s refreshing to allow this acoustic guitar-driven track to wash over. It’s a sweet song written to inspire self-confidence in the young artist before a big life change – moving from Cairns to Melbourne. It’s sentimental, but fun, and exudes enthusiasm and anticipation, as Bobby explains, “Moving to the City was inspired by bands like The Cure and The Kooks, it deals with the loss of a past life as well as growth and a need to move forward with a new chapter. I wrote this song as a form of encouragement for myself to embrace this new journey.”

Skinshape’s ‘I Didn’t Know’ Official Video (Lewis Recordings)

Lewis Recordings is honoured to present you this incredible animation for Skinshape’s track, ‘I Didn’t Know.’ Created by the brilliant and multi-talented, Kendra Morris.

Ryan Egan Releases New Single “I Feel Like Crying”

Composed for string quartet and vocals, “I Feel Like Crying” is a song about the sheer joy of finding real love. An ambitious departure from previous releases, the track displays a dynamic range uncommon among modern pop artists, as plucked violins & doo wop background vocals take the listener for a stroll through a young lovers’ mind. Ryan Egan is on course to mark his place among emotive greats such as Jeff Buckley, Frank Ocean, or Tamino with his most lush production to date.

New music: Hi Frisco release their intoxicating debut single ‘Snowfall’ today

The pair, originally hailing from Blackpool (Henry) and Yorkshire (Felix), create in their studio, Calmer Than You Are (one of the many Big Lebowski references surrounding the studio) based in a block of creative spaces in East London. They built the studio with another friend, kitting it out to be cosy enough for them to virtually live out of while promoting creativity. It’s the kind of place to lose days in, though you’d be safe in the knowledge that anything put down in this space would no doubt come out sounding special. What they create is, the perfect middle ground between experimentation and smart pop writing.

Alex Jayne shares hypnotic new single ‘Messy’

Opening to subdued vocals layered over glistening synths, the track progresses through verses underpinned by brooding basslines before opening up into driving choruses which blur the lines between infectious pop and genre-evading electronica. ‘Messy’ draws you into an alternative dreamworld; a mix of hypnotic synths and driving beats. Beneath its atmospheric landscape lies a story of intense connection and lost control: storytelling through a dark and dreamy lens.


Two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello will release her highly anticipated sophomore album, ROMANCE, on December 6th via SYCO/Epic Records. Pre-order for ROMANCE will be available November 15th. Kicking off with her massive global hit “Señorita” with Shawn Mendes which has garnered over 2 billion streams to date and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Camila has continued to tease us with selections “Shameless,” “Liar,” “Cry For Me,” and “Easy” from her highly anticipated sophomore album culminating with a stunning Saturday Night Live performance last month. Upon pre-ordering the album, fans will immediately unlock instant grat downloads of “Señorita,” “Shameless,” “Liar,” “Cry For Me,” and “Easy” along with brand new track, “Living Proof.”


Don’t Go Wasting Time is Alfie Templeman’s third EP instalment after 2018’s Like An Animal and 2019’s Sunday Morning Cereal were rapturously received. With just three official singles under his belt, Alfie Templeman has enjoyed a meteoric rise and cemented his place as one of U.K. indie’s brightest lights. “Used To Love” has already drawn support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Jack Saunders amongst others.

With National Hug a Musician Day happening today (November 13), I’m writing to suggest a story that strikes a chord with any music lover. That is, which American city is considered the best place for a musician to live?

Today is National Hug a Musician Day (Nov. 13): America’s Top 5 Musical Cities

The results are in, and the top 5 musical cities in America are:

Nashville, TN
Also called “Music City”, Nashville is mostly known for pumping out loads of country and folk artists. However, they’re also a major hub for rock, jazz, pop, blues, and soul music!

New York City, NY
Though the cost of living may scare away any up and coming musician, the musical roots are still deep in its soil…well concrete. Not only is it considered the birthplace of rap, but it’s one of the few places you can see a full jazz ensemble during your morning commute.

Los Angeles, CA
LA might be known for being a little strange, but it’s mainly because the artistic people who move there are free to live and express themselves as they wish.

New Orleans, LA
The land of gumbo, swamps, and jazz: no one does it like NoLa! Not only is the city one of the most accessible to live for musicians, but it’s one of the friendliest music communities in America.

Austin, TX
Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has more live music venues than anywhere else in the nation. It’s also home to some of the largest music festivals!

National Hug a Musician Day 2019 — November 13

Skope News: Alt Rock Soloist Drew Davies Shares ‘Beautiful World’ Single

Hailing from South Yorkshire, Davies comes from a long line of singers and musicians. He has spent the better part of the last decade working in musical collaborations, writing for other artists and singing in session gigs to get by. Through successes, setbacks and everything in between, he has poured himself into his musical labours, and has now produced his most personal work to date.