AQVOL’s fusion of candid hip-hop, meditative R&B and indie bedroom pop shines through in five-track EP Honey Berry Butterfly – out today. The EP seamlessly transitions from track to track and provides catchy timeless music for a multitude of settings. Over laid-back melodies, AQVOL covers love, disappointment, existentialism & other universal matters with a deeply mellow soulful voice, proving this is only the start for the one-to-watch artist.
Toronto singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez has released a new track and cover of “Crazy”, one of the most iconic and recognized songs of all time by legendary country-western singer Patsy Cline where she grapples with attachment and exes who won’t let go. This release follows her latest “Far Away” – the critically acclaimed second single from her upcoming project slated for early 2020. Reyez was just chosen as one of Apple Music’s Up Next artist, an initiative geared towards identifying, showcasing, and elevating rising talent. On November 21st, Jessie will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Stay tuned for more news to follow.
HAYLEY KIYOKO DROPS IRRESISTIBLY CATCHY NEW SINGLE “L.O.V.E. ME”
“L.O.V.E. Me” is the newest addition to Hayley’s unapologetic body of work I’M TOO SENSITIVE FOR THIS SHIT, which includes previously released hit singles “I Wish” and “Demons.” The full project will continue to build up to a January 2020 release date, just ahead of Hayley’s massive nationwide headline tour.
With a knack for entrancing melodies and a tireless work ethic, Flipp Dinero never stops hustling. Giving fans a peek behind his guala-getting expertise, Flipp shares “How I Move,” his new single. Carried by arpeggiating guitars and a hypnotic flute courtesy of producer Pluto Beats and co-producer Kyle Stemberger, “How I Move” is a grade-A trap banger, complete with a breezily confident verse from Lil Baby. Providing a hard-nosed counterpoint to the melodic hook, Flipp rocks an easygoing double-time flow to school his peers on how to ball. “How I Move” is the latest single from Love For Guala, Flipp’s upcoming project.
“I’M NOT A GIRL, NOT YET A WOMAN” MARKS ANOTHER EMPOWERING ANTHEM FROM & JULIET
Atlantic Records is proud to release a fifth track from “& Juliet (Original London Cast Recording),” the official companion to the new West End musical featuring the music of legendary pop songwriter Max Martin. Arriving today is a moving rendition of “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman,” performed by Arun Blair-Mangat & Miriam-Teak Lee – streaming now HERE. The stunning ballad follows additional pre-release tracks “Since U Been Gone,” “Domino,” “…Baby One More Time” & “Roar.” “& Juliet (Original London Cast Recording)” arrives November 22nd, and is available now for pre-order HERE.
Holiday Magic from Blackmore’s Night “Christmas Eve”
Ritchie Blackmore didn’t exactly retire his Fender Stratocaster, but he plays acoustic guitar almost exclusively in Blackmore’s Night. His acoustic guitar melodies and Night’s clear, ethereal voice blend with a host of instruments such as mandolins, keyboards, pennywhistles, violins, tambourines, military drums, and hurdy-gurdies. Blackmore once described the band’s sound as “Mike Oldfield meets Enya.” Blackmore and Night met in about 1989 when Deep Purple played soccer against employees of a Long Island radio station where she worked. Night, a former model, studied communications at the New York Institute of Technology and had her own radio show. Blackmore and Night discovered they shared a love of Renaissance culture and quickly became a couple.
MEGAN THEE STALLION X VICKEELO SHARE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “RIDE OR DIE”
Starring Oscar® nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence. The film, from GRAMMY®-winning director Melina Matsoukas and Emmy®-winning writer Lena Waithe, which will open AFI Fest in Los Angeles tonight, is due in theaters November 27.
Today, Singer-Songwriter KaiL Baxley shares the video to his latest single, “Beneath The Bones.” The video premiered on Atwood Magazine and included an exclusive interview. “Beneath The Bones” is the second track off of his upcoming third LP, out early 2020. The self-produced album was recorded at the late Elliot Smith’s New Monkey Studios and United Studios in Los Angeles, California.
NICOLE BUS is pleased to announce the 18-city “The Arise and Shine” tour starting on February 20th in Minneapolis, MN at Turf Club (1601 University Avenue) and ending on March 18th in San Francisco, CA at Brick + Mortar (1710 Mission St.).
On announcing her first headline tour, Bus says, “this moment is bigger than I could have ever dreamt. Let us all ‘Arise and Shine’ and celebrate life together.”
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD ANNOUNCE SIXTH FULL-LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM, NEW EMPIRE VOL. 1
“This album is our attempt at reimagining Hollywood Undead, not just a new sound for this release, but a new sound for the band altogether. Our goal from the outset was to make music that stands alone from our other albums, yet seamlessly fits with what we’ve made before. Building upon the old to create a new sound and a New Empire,” explains Johnny 3 Tears (vocals, bass guitar).
Train Releases New Single “Mai Tais” Featuring Skylar Grey
Fresh off their co-headlining summer tour with the Goo Goo Dolls, Train performed at CBS’s Sunset on the Beach season premiere event for “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I.” in Waikiki, Hawaii, where the two artists first announced their collaboration on the forthcoming track. Early next year, Grey will join Train on their sold-out Sail Across The Sun Cruise, which sets sail on February 14-18, 2020 and will travel between Miami, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.
ETHAN GRUSKA RELEASES NEW TRACK AND VIDEO FOR “EVENT HORIZON”
Ethan explains, “’Event Horizon’ is probably my favorite on the record. My wife is a Kurt Vonnegut Jr. fan and told me to read Sirens of Titan; that sci-fi influence is in the song. It’s also my homage to more jazz-influenced hip-hop like Kendrick Lamar, one of my favorite current artists. It’s about being in a room with someone and not being able to put your finger on what they’re thinking, and the relationship between that and an event horizon, this pull where nothing can ever get out as what it really is. And yes, I know it’s also a movie from the ’90s; I looked at the DVD cover while making the song and decided I will never watch it. But I honor it.”
These tracks represent a wide span of Gus’s music. This album combines roughly a dozen tracks of unreleased music with several other tracks that come from a variety of self-released albums/mixtapes. At first, I had put together about a dozen tracks that I felt went well together because they were clusters of tracks that Gus had made with a variety of collaborators and which related to each other in both a chronological and musical manner.
New York reggae-pop band, The Big Takeover, have premiered the new single, “Where Did I Go Wrong?,” via NYS Music. Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer/songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, The Big Takeover blend Jamaican pop traditions with the spirit of Motown and uptown sophistication of 21st-century retro soul. This latest track is the second single from the band’s upcoming fifth studio album, Spilling Water, and showcases their talented brass section and a catchy rhythmic flow to create the perfect backdrop to Rushie’s earnest vocals. “‘Where Did I Go Wrong?’ is a personal experience about being rejected by someone that you know wants to be with you,” Rushie says. “It explores the complication of feeling someone pushing you away, but reaching out to you at the same time.”
ATLANTIC RECORDS PREVIEWS “JAGGED LITTLE PILL (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” WITH “HEAD OVER FEET”
JAGGED LITTLE PILL (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” features all-new renditions of songs originally featured on Alanis Morissette’s groundbreaking 1995 debut album co-written by Glenn Ballard – including such hits as “You Oughta Know,” “Hand In My Pocket,” and “Ironic” – along with other selections from her extensive catalog, and two new songs – “Smiling” and “Predator” – written expressly for the musical by Morissette & Michael Farrell. The album is produced by Neal Avron & Tom Kitt and co-produced by Pete Ganbarg, Craig Rosen, Michael Parker, Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price.