@skopemag news for – thanksgiving – november 28, 2019 @ 8 am est

Dralms: “Gracious Host”

Dralms—the solo project of Christopher Smith—is getting ready to release a new album, Love Writes Itself. Co-produced and recorded in Vancouver with sound designer Mirko Vogel (Cut Copy), the album pushes Dralms from the electronically-textured backbone of 2015 debut Shook towards an immersive orchestral swirl of strings and woodwinds.

RAPHAEL WEINROTH-BROWNE: Canadian Cellist/Composer (The Visit, Musk Ox, Leprous) To Release Debut Solo Album This January

Canadian cellist and composer RAPHAEL WEINROTH-BROWNE will release his debut solo album, Worlds Within, on January 24th, 2020.

Having been an integral creative force in groups such as The Visit, Musk Ox, and Kamancello, and having recorded and toured extensively with Norwegian progressive rock/metal band Leprous, this new solo effort sees WEINROTH-BROWNE exploring his cellistic voice even further. Worlds Within takes full advantage of the possibilities of the instrument; all of the sounds on the album — melodies, harmonies, riffs, textures, and even percussion — were created on cello with amplification and effects pedals.


HAUSER Debuts New Track And Video For “River Flows In You” Available Everywhere Now

The second offering from HAUSER’s forthcoming 2020 album, “River Flows In You” finds HAUSER giving the classic piano piece new life with his cello, as he is once again joined by London Symphony Orchestra for the recording. Also making its debut alongside the track is a new visual, which features HAUSER drifting along the Adriatic Sea off the coast of the Istrian Peninsula.

Rising indie pop star Payson Lewis drops fresh hit

Written about the realization of when it’s time to leave an unreciprocated relationship, “Nothing To You,” hits all the right notes. Literally.

Socal’s Dankrupt Release New “Drowning” Music Video Ahead Of Single’s Black Friday Release

Southern California’s Dankrupt has dropped a video for the new single “Drowning” in advance of the single hitting all streaming outlets this Friday.

Of the track and video clip, PopMatters’ Jedd Beaudoin writes: “Drowning works its magic in a little over three minutes, combining the infectiousness of pop with rock’s harder edges. Instantly memorable and eminently hummable, it’s musical brightness belies its lyrical darkness.”


This Thanksgiving, Los Angeles based mobile technology platform SuperCall is hosting a “Super Thanks” charity event with Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson, where children in need will meet their favorite actress via video call on the platform. In support of the holiday event, the company has donated 55 Apple iPhone 11 Pros to 50 children in 50 states. SuperCall is proud to partner with a nationwide network of hospitals and looks forward to using their app to bring joy to children who need it.

ELKEST – Track: Relearn

Artistic & insightful stuff from artist ELKEST on the brand-new single “Relearn” – words of wisdom come at ya from all angles onscreen, designed to make an impact on each & every one of us listening & watching. Reaching into important social issues and ultimately aiming to inspire with an observant plan of action where “we will fight and grow” – ELKEST proves that he’s not about to take the disintegration of our planet lightly and invites us all to join in the battle to save it. Not only do the lyrics hit their intended target right on-point, but musically, this artist has created a genuinely epic soundscape to back up the boldness you’ll find in the vocals. You factor in the absolutely stellar visuals and lyric-video supporting “Relearn” – and you really have to admire how powerful the entire experience becomes – it’s a thought-provoking tune that not only makes us question what we know, but also points us in the direction of how we could potentially fix it all. Now it’s time for us to “Relearn” and do things right – and thankfully, we’ve got artists as strong as ELKEST who are ready to lead the way to victory.

Dennis Lloyd Releases “Unfaithful” With Music Video

Lloyd stated, “‘Unfaithful’ is about the feeling of disbelief and loneliness after losing someone you care about. It’s realizing what you had only after that person is gone. This is ‘Unfaithful.'”

Foals Share New RÜFÜS DU SOL Remix For ‘The Runner’

Today, Foals announced a remix collaboration with Australia’s leading electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL. Recently nominated for two Grammy Awards, RÜFÜS DU SOL add their signature atmospheric spin and melodic depth to “The Runner”. Taken from the band’s critically acclaimed album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2, “The Runner” was born from a lurching, serrated guitar hook and the RÜFÜS DU SOL remix takes the urgency and vigour of the original and adds another inimitable dimension to it.

Pretty Much x Inigo Release Crossover Hit Video

Best known across Asia as the twenty-something heartthrob with a voice like Justin Beiber, a baby face like Shawn Mendes, and BTS level star power; singer, songwriter, & actor Iñigo Pascual is the latest in Asian crossover talent poised to make waves around the world. Just released is his latest video for “Catching Feelings” along with his collaboration with pop boy band stars Pretty Much, titled “LOVE.”

Bells Rang // new music

There are electronic artists, and there are rock bands. Rarely is there creative cross-pollination among these worlds. Bells Rang is an exception, answering the question of what it would take for an electronic group to operate truly as a traditional band composing and arranging songs on live instruments.


Chosen Few Emerald Entertainment sigue haciendo éxitos, en esta ocasión Jon Z lanza “Por Contarle Los Secretos”, junto a dos grandes del genero urbano, Wisin X Chencho Corleone. El sencillo fue producido por Urba X Rome y el video musical dirigido por el gran Ulysses Terrero. Este tema forma parte del disco “Loco, Humilde Y Real” que lanzara Jon Z en el 2020.


The project consists of a radio vocal version, a club remix, and acapella and an instrumental track. RTMKNG is an amazing producer whose sound is forever evolving and Come Down is another brick on the road of artistic validation. Come Down opens with a radio version of the composition which features the vocal expertise of the talented singer Lumin.

Mal Élevé new single “Planet”

Mal Élevé (ex-Irie Révoltés) will be performing with the band SEEED at Fridays for Future global climate strike in front of the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin on November 29th 2019. With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid just around the corner, he releases his new Single “Planet” – a musical accusation that we’re all just endlessly discussing climate contracts instead of actually saving our Planet that is ending right in front of our eyes.

Film scoring composers Jessica Jones and Tim Morrish announce dream-pop project ‘Vanbur’ & share debut single ‘Human’

It’s possible you’ve already heard the work of Jessica Jones and Tim Morrish in the cinema or your living room, seeing as the pair have spent the last few years working as prolific film and television scoring composers. The duo’s combined credits include BAFTA nominated film Pili and BBC2’s upcoming series Scandal as well as additional music cues for films such as Aquaman and Netflix series The Alienist. Jessica is a Scottish BAFTA award winning composer and has also featured as a vocalist on productions such as Netflix’s upcoming film Lost Girls and ITV’s The Good Karma Hospital. The pair have also scored advertising campaigns for brands such as Barbour, Levi’s and Bose.

WATCH: Rising UK Artist Cat Burns Shares Moving ‘I Don’t Blame You’ Video, Out Now.

“Learning how to forgive will be the best thing you ever do in life,” says Cat. “‘I Don’t Blame You’ is about my childhood and the strained relationship with my Dad. I had a lot of resentment mixed with anger and hurt. I found that it was stunting my mental growth and emotional maturity. I needed a way to say exactly what I was thinking to him in an honest yet vulnerable way. This song is my way of healing, and I hope it can help others who are in similar situations find peace within their own lives & relationships.”

Zac Pajak releases music video for ‘Not Around’ 28th Nov

Speaking about the video Zac quotes: “Let’s face it – it’s a sad song about accepting the absence of a loved one. With the video we simply wanted to project this feeling of loss and absence. It starts with the cosy bedroom setting of a relationship which is then stripped away piece by piece and left empty by the end. We used a body cam to give a chaotic and unstable perspective. We filmed it on the streets of Peckham and I had this huge body-rig harnessed to my chest when it started raining – I guess it adds to the mood, we had no choice but to embrace it.”