@skopemag news for – wednesday – november 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am est


“In December 2017, my dad was diagnosed with a terminal illness that would forever change my world. This song to me is about the unconditional love a son has from a father, and the fact that I will never experience that type of love again in my lifetime. I hope this song brings solace to anyone who has ever felt loss.” – London Jackson of X Lovers

CONCRETE DREAM Reveals Campy New Video for “Buckout Road”

“This song is a dark comedy-turned tragedy and shows how you truly don’t know what could happen with the one you’re with,” says vocalist Jeremiah Mayhem. “A split-second and your whole life could change. And this also applies to relationships that crash.”

Video Premiere: Concrete Dream – “Buckout Road”

Carly Paradis collaborates with Douglas Dare (Erased Tapes) on “Forget Me Not”

Carly has collaborated with an incredibly talented and eclectic mix of artists on the album, including Mew’s Jonas Bjerre, EERA, singer songwriter Douglas Dare (Erased Tapes), US composer/singer-songwriter Tamar-Kali, Polarbear, and Stranger Things composer Michael Stein (of S U R V I V E) amongst many others. While elements of the music are rooted in the beauty of modern classical, her musical excursions are pushed out into the adventurous, outsider pop sensibilities of Stereolab, Broadcast, and Bell Orchestra.

REMEMBER THE MONSTERS Release New Single “Close Encounters”

Marking their official emergence in 2016, Remember the Monsters quickly gained significant attention from the release of their single, “The Pieces Remain.” The release, to date, has seen over 5MILLION streams across Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube through the promotion of fan-crafted videos and tremendous underground support! Shortly after their initial release, the band found themselves in need of a new frontman. Through a friend’s introduction, they found their sonic match informer The Colour You singer, Julian Comeau. The range, energy, melodic and powerful vocals immediately meshed with the writing style of songwriter, Ashten Banks, evolving their music into the radio-friendly and hard hitting sound Remember The Monsters showcase. The current lineup hails from across the US, establishing their “band home” in Tucson, AZ. Each member’s unique taste in music contributes to an ever-evolving, refreshing new take on the mainstream rock genre.

Snoop Dogg And LucidSound Announce LS50X

LucidSound, the fastest growing gaming headset brand, announced today that 3,500 LS50X Snoop Dogg Limited-Edition headsets are now available for pre-order at lucidsound.com and gamestop.com. LucidSound announced a partnership with the legendary rapper and gamer earlier this year and have created a flawless headset that features LucidSound signature on-ear controls, 50mm speakers, 20 hour battery life, Snoop Dogg voice prompts and EQ mode, Bluetooth connectivity, a sleek chrome and white look with Snoop Dogg branding, and more.

Say Lou Lou Release Music Video For “The Look Of Love”

Today, Say Lou Lou unveil the Zoe Chait-directed music video for their brilliant cover of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s classic, “The Look Of Love,” which PAPER Magazine hail as “a dark, disco revival, finding renewed desire on a dancefloor,” and praising the track’s final epic chorus “which swirls into ecstatic, strobe-lit reverie,” proclaiming the duo “seal the look of love with a kiss of their very own.”

The Morning Sea releases new album “Half Keys”

Half Keys works together as a song cycle about a love growing and dying. Several of the songs were written after a romantic, but somewhat ill-fated musical tour I took across Europe a few years ago. The first half of the album feels at least somewhat hopeful, if wary of what’s to come. By the midway point, there’s a tonal shift, as the story starts to take an inevitable turn towards a bitter conclusion. By the final song, “Carried Away”, the narrator has accepted his fate and pleads to move on.

Lea Michele Debuts Music Video For “Christmas In New York”

Acclaimed actress, singer and author Lea Michele today debuts a new music video for “Christmas in New York,” an original track from her first-ever holiday album Christmas in The City. The visual finds Lea in the middle of a New York City winter wonderland, with Lea herself delivering the magic of the holidays in true New York style. With iconic shots of the Empire State Building, Central Park and the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center, the visual captures the unique magic of the city’s holiday spirit and is the perfect companion to Lea’s original track.

Big Wild Releases Dreamy Official Video For “6s To 9’s (Feat. Rationale)”

The coquettishly choreographed piece uses dance to convey the narrative arc of a full blown love story, dramatizing a blossoming courtship. The visual representation of “6’s to 9’s” wholeheartedly embraces the romantic cliché through movement, which Stell acknowledges, as he notes that it “really captures the dreamy energy of the song in a beautiful, yet fun way.”


Released on November 5 through Sick Projects/ Interscope Records, Jayla’s seven-song Onto Something EP not only showcases the 21-year old fresh-faced beauty’s remarkable talent as a singer-songwriter, but also her ability to produce, mix and even engineer her own music in the recording studio.

OBSEQUIAE: Decibel Magazine Streams The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings LP

The most immersive and hyper-focused album from OBSEQUIAE to date, The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings features a heightened sense of rhythmic definition, greater care in the depth of layers, and a shimmering clarity that elevates the uniquely realized character of a band unlike any other. Sweeping and vast, the otherworldly scope of the guitars, the anachronistic harp interludes, the percussive precision, and the range of ancient melodic beauty open portals to the immemorial.

Full Album Stream: Obsequiae – “The Palms of Sorrowed Kings”

New Misty Mtn Single “Woah, I’m Older” Out Today

Skope Magazine // Deletto – “All We Are” (New Single/Video)

Deletto shares, “This music video portrays signs of depression and the dangers that can follow if it goes ignored or unnoticed. My goal is to create a conversation surrounding depression and suicide, and to work towards overcoming the stigma attached to mental health.”

Deletto is an upcoming and coming rock artist out of Northern New Jersey. His sound is a unique blend of driving rock riffs, heavy thematic drums, and ethereal vocal samples on top of a cinematic song structure, with songwriting heavily inspired by his own personal struggles and experiences. He is an all around artist and wrote and performed every instrument on his first album, with the exception of live drums.

The Music Artists Coalition and the Songwriters of North America stress the need for fair compensation for songwriters

Today the Music Artists Coalition (MAC) and the Songwriters of North America (SONA) filed a joint amicus brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on the determination of royalty rates to be paid by interactive streaming services. The brief urges the court to affirm the decision of the Copyright Royalty Judges (CRJs), which increases the royalty rates payable to music copyright owners. As stated in the brief, the 110-year-old compulsory license has a depressive effect on songwriter income and has failed to keep pace with the actual value of musical works. Compulsory streaming rates have been inadequate to support professional songwriters, and the Copyright Royalty Judges made reasonable and balanced adjustments to correct for the undervaluation of songwriters’ contributions. It is critical to songwriters’ ability to make a living that this decision be affirmed.

Zac Pajak releases ‘Not Around’ November 20th

London-based Zac Pajak releases ‘Not Around’ on November 20th, via Goldun Egg Records. The second track, taken from his debut EP ‘Early Hours’ due for release early 2020. ‘Not Around’ follows the release of debut single ‘Again’ in October ’19.

Jerskin Fendrix shares new single ‘Black Hair’

“I wrote Black Hair just after finishing UBU at the V&A, and I had this slow and long and dark pacing very deep in my muscle memory. Hair is such a good idea for a ghost, the song is playing with that idea. I really wanted a way of playing with ghosts in a song, and being eaten by hair worked well. By the end the hair eats the song too. The hair is also kind of a symbol of regret”

New Music // Sarah Proctor – “Say Too Much”

Allow Sarah Proctor’s sophomore track to soak into your very soul as she wrestles the dreadful scenario of falling out of love, on her stunning single, Say Too Much. As the internal battle ensues on this beautiful track, the listener can also enjoy news that Proctor has also announced her first London headline at Kansas Smitty on January 23 rd 2020 with her first EP, Show Your Love, including this song & debut song Lay Down, dropping the week prior.