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

JEWEL Returns with Heartfelt Ballad “No More Tears”

“No More Tears” was written by Jewel specifically for the seminal documentary Lost In America, which hits select theaters in 2020. The powerful feature is the first film to take a national in-depth look at the issue of youth homelessness in America, highlighting the main issues that surround it: sex trafficking, the failure of the foster care system, and the rampant rejection of LGBTQ youth. Directed by former homeless youth Rotimi Rainwater, Jewel serves as the film’s executive producer alongside Halle Berry, Rosario Dawson, and more.

Jewel Drops Heartfelt Ballad ‘No More Tears’

Trolls World Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) To Be Released March 2020 Via RCA Records

In this role, Timberlake produced the soundtrack alongside Grammy®- and Academy Award®-winning composer/producer Ludwig Göransson. Timberlake wrote and performed new original music for the film, which also includes music from the cast and some of today’s top artists including Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Anderson .Paak, Mary J. Blige, Anna Kendrick, George Clinton and SZA.

News: Mount Kismet unveil debut album ‘Warmer Lanes’ – 15th Nov

Mysterious trio Mount Kismet have unveiled their debut album Warmes Lanes, out 15th November via Disco Halal.

A collection of chugging, highly danceable tracks with an unmistakably Middle Eastern feel, Warmer Lanes sees Mount Kismet effortlessly combine electronic elements with traditional sounds. Conveying various shades and tempos across its ten tracks, the LP also includes latest single ‘Teenage Fantasy’, a track that features the dark, alluring vocals of French-Canadian artist C.A.R.

BENJAMIN TOD: PopMatters Premieres “Saguaro’s Flower” By Lost Dog Street Band Frontman

“Saguaro’s Flower” is the heartfelt new single from BENJAMIN TOD – founding vocalist/guitarist of iconic dark country outfit, The Lost Dog Street Band – and his second full-length solo album, A Heart Of Gold Is Hard To Find. The LP nears release through Anti-Corporate Music next week, just six months after Lost Dog Street Band’s acclaimed Weight Of A Trigger LP rode the Billboard Bluegrass charts upon its release in March. The new BENJAMIN TOD single has been issued through an exclusive premiere hosted by PopMatters.


Yella Beezy and Chris Brown Share a Visual for “Restroom Occupied,”

Equally adept at down-home Southern anthems as club bangers, Yella Beezy is one of the rap game’s most promising young hitmakers. Connecting with a fellow radio darling for a celebratory ode to secret sexual encounters, Beezy shares the video for “Restroom Occupied,” featuring Chris Brown. With a beat from OG Parker, the raunchy and addictive “Restroom Occupied” currently sits at #18 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts. Featuring a cameo appearance from comedian Michael Blackson, the video finds Beezy and Breezy sipping Belaire in a glamorous club, luring bad girls from the dancefloor to the women’s room as their boyfriends helplessly look on. Quickly following the creative animated visual for “Restroom Occupied,” the seductive single is one of the highlights from Baccend Beezy, the Dallas rapper’s recent project.


Vevo announces the release of YUNGBLUD’s LIFT performance for “original me.” Vevo’s LIFT initiative connects today’s up-and-coming artists to audiences around the globe through video content. Launched in 2011, Vevo’s artist development program shines a spotlight on the world’s freshest new talent. Vevo LIFT alumni include the likes of Sam Smith, Halsey, Khalid, Jorja Smith, SZA, Julia Michaels, Billie Eilish and CNCO. YUNGBLUD’s LIFT performances follow those of YK Osiris, Kiana Ledé and AJ Mitchell, who have taken part in the program this year. “original me” follows the previous release of “hope for the underrated youth.”

Sleater-Kinney Share New Music Video for “LOVE”

Corin Tucker (guitar/vocals) comments, “We’re so excited about this video directed by Lance Bangs. It’s a sweet trolley ride down memory lane, and a testament to a friendship and collaboration that has survived the test of time.” “LOVE,” was described as a “breathless celebration of the band’s history,” by Pitchfork, while The New York Times called it “an affectionate catalog of the humilities of indie-rock life.”

Destroy//Create – ‘Let Go’

This visually stunning and captivating music video is directed by Josiahx (Ice Nine Kills, Sirens and Sailors, Like Moths To Flames) and shows the aftermath of part one’s story of two intimate individuals, both struggling with similar situations; coping with depression, anxiety and past trauma that has manifested itself into a psychosis. As one character uses art as an outlet to express and endure her pain, the other takes a more destructive path and turns to drugs and alcohol as a coping method. This video is Destroy//Create’s way of using their art as an opportunity to shed light on the issues of addiction and mental health, which are clearly prevalent in today’s society.

African Superstar Timi Dakolo To Release Christmas Album

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Timi presents a simply gorgeous, heartfelt collection of soulful Christmas ballads backed by the London Symphony Orchestra and produced by 16-time Grammy Award-winning Humberto Gatica (Michael Jackson, Celine Dion. Michael Buble). ‘Merry Christmas, Darling’ combines Timi’s unique voice with some of the greatest classical standards ever written. The album, which was two years in the making was additionally recorded in Libreville, Budapest, Lagos and Los Angeles.

Shannon LaBrie Releases New Holiday EP, Home From Anywhere

“For this project, I picked holiday songs that bring those warm winter feelings back,” remarks LaBrie. “This year, I was feeling particularly sentimental about home and felt the urge to lay down another holiday project with a different spin on it. I’ve recently been getting back to my Nebraska roots, rediscovering who I am today and who I was back then. A huge part of this experience has been remembering childhood Christmas, out on the country acreage where I grew up.”


YBN Cordae returns with a new video from his critically-acclaimed debut project, The Lost Boy. Directed by APLUS, the visual follows Cordae around a haunted mansion, recruiting Pusha T for some help along the way. The video is the sixth from the project, following two visuals for “Have Mercy” (Path A and Path B), “Bad Idea” featuring Chance The Rapper, “Broke As Fuck,” and “RNP” featuring Anderson .Paak.

Alt-Americana band, Whitacre, to release new single, “Peach,” tomorrow, 11/15

Whitacre, the self-described “Mountain Rock” band hailing from Denver, CO., will release the new single, “Peach,” tomorrow, November 15th, 2019. The band explains that the song is “A simple love song, about the promise of holding on no matter what.” Frontman Paul Whitacre elaborates, “All of us in the band feel like we’ve ‘outkicked our coverage’ with the girls we’re dating/married to. Almost immediately upon getting married, I noticed this voice in my head saying that my wife would be better off with someone else. That’s a really easy lie for me to believe. ‘Peach’ is a promise to my wife and a reminder to myself that no matter how bad the days get, we’re sticking to the promise we made.”

Jackie shares video for “Lifetime In A Touch”

If you must put them in a box, it’s best you call Jackie a black sheep. Jackie rises from the ashes of The Mohrs (you may have seen them share stages with the likes of Soundgarden, Jane’s Addiction and The Glorious Sons). Originally from Winnipeg, Jackie Mohr and Marc Girardin have been playing together since they were teenagers. Moving to Toronto in 2012, the pair eventually hooked up with Max Trefler and released their debut rock album on Light Organ before renaming.

Mack Ray Shares “JaleByrds” Via The 405 | New Single + Video Out Now

Mack Ray has returned with a brand new single and accompanying visual, “JaleByrds.” The video was premiered yesterday with The 405. They had high praise stating, “as ‘JaleByrds’ moves along, its formula begins to coalesce in such way that listeners will be unable to deny the ingenuity and catchiness of what Ray is doing. This twist on the theme and modalities of country is quite exciting. Ray has the potential to go far with this sound.” Check out the new single and video above and stay tuned for more exciting news from Mack Ray.

Tre Yung Delivers as Lyricist and Beat Master with Dark ‘N’ Sharp Album

Description automatically generatedBrooklyn rapper, Tré Yung, began making music while attending Kingsborough Community College as a promising track star, but was soon booted from the track team for smoking weed, a vice he remains unapologetic about. Rather than sulk, Yung saw the dismissal as a call-to-action to dive into writing, recording and touring. He linked up with producer, Llama, who’d previously worked with Grammy-nominated artists Ryan Leslie and Fetty Wap, and released his debut album, Parkside Prospect in 2017. The album produced the cult hit, Now A Days and led to a worldwide tour.

Video: Asian Doll – “Beat a B*tch Up”

With her brash confidence and confrontational demeanor, Asian Doll is not somebody you want to cross. Demonstrating her strength with breakneck bars, Asian Doll shares “Beat a B*tch Up,” her new music video. A withering screed aimed at anyone who’d dare step to her, “Beat a B*tch Up” is a gleefully confrontational slapper packed with memorable kiss-offs: “I’m a stack up my money and f*ck up the summer/Your n**** be thirsty, I don’t even wanna.” The video finds Asian Doll with her posse mobbing in a crowded bar and declaring war on a rival crew, before heading to a boxing gym to prove that her threats are anything but idle.


LaRyss is an amazing singer and songwriter of lessons in life, love, and honesty, her extraordinary unique vocal styling brings her to express her music which wins our hearts. -Ebby Antigua founder of Ebby Magazine / co Hosting Images and Imagenes a multi-Emmy award winning television program