@skopemag news for – friday – november 22, 2019 @ 4 pm est

New Music This Week – Coldplay, Beck, Harry Nilsson, and More

New Releases for November 22, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.


The band has been completing new material near their home town in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands. This track, featuring frontman Jordan Shearer’s distinctive vocal and an entrancing melody, will be one of several new songs featured in the set of their upcoming December tour.

Brand new metalcore outfit Royal Deceit release first single ‘Echoes of Hate’

Echoes of Hate’ is the first single of off the brand new metalcore band ROYAL DECEIT’s upcoming debut album ‘Animus’. On this first release, the band displays their trademark sound with fast-paced rhythm-sections, crushing riffage, and a fierce vocal by charismatic frontman Mathias Uldall-Jessen.

Deva St. John reclaims our humanity in ‘The Information Age’, released Nov 1st

“I wrote ‘The Information Age’ after spending way too long comparing myself to other people. I was beginning to feel my self worth deteriorate with every passing post; watching people I love allow misinformation to cloud their judgement, while knowing the media I’m consuming is probably just as manipulative; seeing the growth and decay of important news due to a lack of any public attention span; watching entire gigs through an audience member’s phone screen. It’s become so easy to distract ourselves. I wanted to remind people that a hive mind isn’t the answer, especially when your Queen Bee is a sewer rat.”

Experimental downtempo artist Erich Mrak explores the inability to cope in new video

Erich Mrak grew up listening to hip hop, RnB and pop records and his teenage experimenting with loops and samples quickly turned into song writing.

Now he’s releasing an emotionally charged video to accompany recent EP ‘See You In September’, filmed on the streets of Toronto where he resides.


‘Life After’ is a stunning album with a clear message; hope. Its eleven tracks are full of the melodic warmth and rich textures that earned them their legions of fans overnight following the release of their debut EP in 2014. It is an album in equal parts about loss as well as a manual to moving on, stronger than before. “While there are a couple of different threads to the record, ultimately there’s a romance to it alongside a feeling of looking to the future through a new lens.” Says frontman Leo; “While still being aware of the unknown, you can allow yourself to feel hopeful, stronger and grateful for what you’ve got.”

LOST releases Pop-Bomb “Twentysomething”!

After reaching almost half a million streams with his debut single “Sympathy” in only a short period of time, all eyes are on LOST’s second masterpiece. „Twentysomething” is about a mid-twenty-crisis: worries about the future, aimlessnes, many questions but few answers. At the age of 23 LOST struggled with his first crisis. His girlfriend at that time was dreaming about a house and children. These plans for the future put a lot of pressure on him and the relationship came to an end. He didn’t know what he wants to do with his time, with whom he wants to spend it with or what future he is heading towards.

NEW SINGLE: Rising UK Artist Cat Burns Returns With Emotive Track ‘I Don’t Blame You’ – Out Now.

Emerging British pop artist Cat Burns is back with the release of her poignant track ‘I Don’t Blame You’ – out now via RAW Records Label.

A follow-up to her bubbly EP ‘Naïve,’ ‘I Don’t Blame You’ shows a different side of the maturing 19-year-old singer-songwriter. Beginning with luscious harmonies and soothing acoustic fingerpicking, the track uses a sentimental narrative to describe the introspective process of learning to forgive and move on.

CALVA LOUISE – Release ‘Interlude For Borderline Unsettled’ EP + New Single ‘Adelante’ Today

With its snaking grooves, thundering percussion and discordant guitar breaks, ‘Adelante’ is both ensnaring of sound and sinister of presence. Inspired by those unexpected moments that lie around every corner, ‘Adelante’ is about preparing for when someone, or something, throws you right in at the deep end. Plunging us into the depths of the new track, frontwoman Jess Allanic explains its philosophical meanings further:

RUNNING WILD Release New Single “Ride on the Wild Side”

RUNNING WILD has released a new digital single entitled “Ride On The Wild Side” today. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP “Crossing The Blades” featuring three brand-new studio recordings and one cover version.

‘Ride On The Wild Side’ is a song, which – thanks to its powerful pace and high compositional quality – would almost have made the shortlist for the upcoming album. Now it enhances the Crossing The Blades EP, particularly because Rock N’ Rolf recorded the guitar solo on a Fender Stratocaster – instead of his tried and tested Gibson Explorer – to do justice to the track’s rocking flair. Definitely well worth listening to!

New > Levon Vincent gives away new LP > “World Order Music”

This LP continues and expands on his explorations into New York’s rich house continuum, juxtaposed with NYC minimalist composers like Steve Reich or La Monte Young, and finally, World Order Music includes a nod to the UK’s golden age of rave as well.

“World Order Music is the sound of having fun, enjoying life, expressing myself through music, exploring new rhythmic ideas, unloading emotional turmoil, living with optimism, all the good stuff! If I had to pinpoint some kind of concept, it would involve combining euphoric dance sounds with techniques pioneered by the older minimalist composers. This LP was written while traveling around playing for sweat-drenched dance floors, watching Brexit unfold, listening to old house music, and spending days in the studio with my cat.” – Levon Vincent


Global hospitality company, Hakkasan Group toasts to 2020 with unforgettable New Year’s Eve weekend festivities spanning Sunday, Dec. 29 through Tuesday, Dec. 31. Partygoers are invited to usher in a new decade in the ‘entertainment capital of the world’ at its leading nightlife destinations, Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace, JEWEL Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino and 1OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Presenting a top-notch talent lineup spanning the electronic and hip-hop landscape, guests will ring in 2020 to the sounds of Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Tyga, Lil Jon, Tory Lanez, DMX and more


New music: Patrick Martin releases ‘Wonder Years EP’ today through B-Unique Records

Speaking about the EP, Martin says, “I often find myself reminiscing about young love and all of the beautiful and tragic experiences that come with it. Wonder Years (EP) is me trying to come to terms with the phrase “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”. My first heartbreak really shook me to my core, but at the same time, it brought out my creative nature. This body of work is simply my personal stories of coping with lost love and the chaos it brings to the soul.”

Alok & Dynoro deliver intoxicating new single ‘On & On’

Brazilian artist Alok has joined forces with Lithuanian producer Dynoro for their infectious new single ‘On & On’, out on Friday 22nd November via B1 Recordings / Sony Music.

Layering a scintillating male vocal over a driving bassline, ‘On & On’ is a deftly-produced track by two powerhouse DJs poised to infiltrate charts and dancefloors alike.