@skopemag news for – #tgif – november 15, 2019 @ 11 am est

Skope Magazine // Eddy Lee Ryder – “Vultures” (New Single)

On the single, Ryder shares, “‘Vultures’ is a song about being disillusioned by love. It’s still supposed to be haunting and romantic discussing the darkness in people’s intentions while hiding behind a pretty melody. I wrote the first line of ‘Vultures’ a few years ago. However, the song sat unfinished for a long time. I was trying to find peace and understanding (and some irony even) in the darkness around me. Watching so many other women find their voices this past year, I was inspired to say what I needed to say on these issues.”

Eddy Lee Ryder Releases New Single “Vultures” – listen

Billie Eilish Releases New Song, ‘everything i wanted.”

Following the release of her groundbreaking Number 1 debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has released a brand new song titled “everything i wanted.” Recorded at both their home studio in Highland Park and on the road on tour this summer, the track was co-written by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, her sole collaborator, producer and beloved elder brother, and is a touching tribute to their kinship. “This song is one my brother and I wrote about each other.” Eilish revealed to her fans today. “No matter what happens, we always have been and will be there to make it better.”


Mounting a highly anticipated return for alternative music in 2020, multi-platinum chart-topping alternative quartet Neon Trees—whose RIAA double platinum #1 singles such as “Everybody Talks” and “Animal” have helped generate over 550 million streams and counting—return with their first new single in five years, “Used To Like,” available today. The new single follows their critically acclaimed album, Pop Psychology, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart

Rising Alternative R&B Artist Alex Harris Drops New Track “88 FLOORS”

Produced by Organic Waves, “88 Floors” serves as the lead single off Harris’ forthcoming debut album and captures the personal sacrifices and struggles that come with one chasing their dreams. Mixed by music industry veteran Edward “U.K.” Nixon (DJ Khaled, Jeezy, Rick Ross), all of the elements in “88 Floors” are perfectly placed, offering a clean and detailed mix that captures the key nuances of the vocal and production performances, while incorporating old-school inspired “Boom Bap” driven drums and a smooth bass line that provides the perfect bed for Alex’s cool, laid-back vocals.

Morris, puts a spin on todays world climate in ‘Windows’

The HMMA Awards (Hollywood in Media Awards) is one week away. This year the danish artist is nominated for best Adult Contemporary song of the year and this week we saw the release of his brand new video for his award winning single titled, Windows.

RONNY MORRIS – Windows (Official Video)

RONNY MORRIS – "Windows" (Official Video) directed by Roderic Andrews. Original song from the 'Sweet Silence' Album (Quattro / Warner)Follow Ronny MorrisFacebook: https://facebook.com/ronnymorrismusicTwitter: https://twitter.com/ronnymorrismusicInstagram: https://instagram.com/ronnymorrismusicCreditsPerformed By: Ronny MorrisWritten By: Ronny Morris, Thomas A. AlbjergProduced By: Adam KvimanMixed By: Steven Thompson Engineer: Steve ChahleyVideo Director: Roderic Andrews, Lars Skaland

Posted by RONNY MORRIS on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

NEXT DOOR TO HEAVEN Head Out On US Tour With ‘We Were Giants’

Russian progressive metalcore group Next Door To Heaven are heading out for their first US tour with the excellent We Were Giants. The band will be featuring tracks from their recent Sliptrick Records release V Ways To Accept.

US Tour with We Were Giants:
05.12 | Reno, NV | The Cellar Stage
06.12 | Las Vegas, NV | The Boxx Eastside
07.12 | Bull Head City, AZ | Lazy Harry’s Bar And Grill
08.12 | San Diego, CA | Bancroft
09.12 | Murrieta, CA | The MSC
10.12 | Los Angeles, CA | 5 Star Bar
12.12 | Ventura, CA | The Garage Bar
13.12 | Modesto, CA | The Other Place
14.12 | Sacramento, CA | On The Y
15.12 | Oakland, CA | Elboroom

CFP Selection Day Report: Boston Is 2019’s Best Sports City

With the College Football Playoff selection committee to release its final Top 25 ranking on Dec. 8 and the North American sports industry worth over $69 billion and growing, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Sports Cities as well as accompanying videos.

To determine the cities where the game is always on regardless of season, WalletHub compared 418 small to large cities across the five largest sports in the U.S.: football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer.

Haunt The Woods announce debut album ‘Opaque’

Cornish ambient rock four-piece Haunt The Woods have announced their debut album, Opaque, out on February 28th, and shared their new single ‘Supernova’ ahead of their headline show at London’s The Islington on November 27th.

Evocative piano chords open the track, accompanied by singer Jonathan Stafford’s haunting voice and accented by stunning vocal harmonies, before leading into immersive and climactic passages which pulsate between ever-changing forms of hushed intimacy and explosive passion, anthemic choruses and poignant verses.


Noel says of the single: “It was written in Abbey Road last November on the same day I wrote ‘Black Star Dancing.’ It’s that good, it sounds like it took 5.4 people to come up with it. It’s already a live standard and we haven’t even played it yet.”


Khalid says, “‘Up All Night’ is a song that I wrote while on tour. It’s really special to me and I’m so excited that I am able to share it with my fans so quickly. I’ve been touring the world, and interacting with my fans each night has been really inspiring. I’m working hard on some more new music to share with you guys soon!”

Khalid Drops Smooth New Song, ‘Up All Night’ (Listen)

GUEST SINGER makes dark synth-pop on droll downer anthem ‘FOMO’ | Heist or Hit

Having introduced an introspective brand of dark-party pop earlier this year with debut EP ‘I’m Irrelevant Now’, released via tastemaker label Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Nature TV), Guest Singer return with downer anthem ‘FOMO’ – tackling loneliness, measurements of self-worth and the titular fear of missing out on “something, someone, somewhere else”.


Rock n roll legends KISS have announced today the last legs of their final tour, the END OF THE ROAD TOUR. The initial tour announcement was met with huge fan demand for added shows, but the END OF ROAD TOUR will officially come to a close on July 21, 2021 at a NY location yet to be named. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will continue to wow audiences in 2020 with additional concert dates listed below. KISS will be offering VIP experiences and special KISS Army fan presales.

KISS Announces The ‘End Of The Road’ Comes to Its End on July 21st and Final Leg of Shows

Lauv Drops “Mean It” with LANY

Lauv said on the collaboration, “I started ‘Mean It’ from the perspective of what I thought somebody might want to say to me (I’m not perfect and I’ll be the first to admit it). Paul and I had been talking about working together for a long time, then one day I texted him the idea for the song and it just clicked. So we all got in the studio and had a grand ol’ time finishing the record. I’ve been a fan of LANY for a long time, and I think it’s a perfect blend of our two sounds, so I’m super stoked and honored to have this song together.”


Neon Indian returns in 2019 with a brand new track “Toyota Man” out now via Transgressive Records. This track marks a new era for Alan Palomo’s project, as it’s his first song in his native language (Spanish) while musically introducing a new psych-cumbia infused direction. “We came here to study, we want to work,” he sings as a protest, playfully followed by dueling riffs of “La Cucaracha” with the Star-Spangled Banner.

‘I Love Girls With Trobul’ by Sarz and Wurld

Sarz’s love for music began in his childhood with the influence of legendary American producer Timbaland, He sold his first beat at just fifteen years old and was hastened into the mainstream discourse after his production for Lord of Ajasa’s “See Drama”. After producing “Kako bi Chicken” for Reminisce and Beat Of Life with Wizkid, Sarz saw a turning point in his career when both songs went on to become mega hits.

BLACKQUEEN: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Feed The Worm” Single

Founded by life-long punk/metal scene veterans having played with seminal Florida grindcore outfit Assück and cult avant sludge outfit Wormwood, among others, the band unleashes a haunting and intriguing amalgam of metal infused with a wide array of elements. The Destructive Cycle features both guest vocals and artwork contributions from Paul Pavlovich of Assück and Wrest of Leviathan and Lurker Of Chalice.

ALA.NI Releases New Song “Bitch” – Album ‘ACCA’ out 1/24

Today, the UK-born, Paris-based artist ALA.NI released her new single “BITCH” off of her upcoming sophomore album ACCA (out January 24th). So far the album has been acclaimed by NPR Music, The FADER, Vibe, and Flaunt Magazine, who praised “BITCH,” saying “ALA.NI’s crooning braids into itself, and lullabies you into a lush trance. It sounds like an ode to a long distance lover. But, when taking a closer listen to the lyrics, they pierce through the tune like ice-cold water.” Iggy Pop has a brief vocal feature at the end of the song, and he’s also featured on the album’s track “Le Diplomate.”