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Emerging artist HEBE reveals an intimate stripped-down version of her recent electro-pop single ‘Hunting Me’, out now, as a self-release via Kartel.

Showing the sheer depth of her artistry, the Dutch singer and songwriter strips the “crisp yet soulful piece of electro-pop” as defined by Clash Magazine back to its bare, beautiful essence, with HEBE’s evocative vocals and absorbing melodies taking centre stage without losing any of their impacts. Whilst pianist and vocalist Ruben Hein adds the mellow timbre of a Rhodes piano to the rich resonance of the Grand Piano played by HEBE.

Audrey Releases “Comic Sans” ft. Jack Harlow With Official Music Video

Following her recent critically acclaimed releases, “Paper” and “Time”, rising Korean-American R&B singer Audrey continues the hype with a telling statement of intent for the end of the year – “Comic Sans” ft. Louisville rapper, Jack Harlow. The song is accompanied by an official music video featuring both artists and was shot in New York City.

Says Audrey, “I’ve been a fan of Jack’s voice since I heard ‘Eastern Parkway’ off Gazebo in 2017. I remember I was at a 100 Gecs show when he first DM’d me the take of his verse, and I literally left the mosh pit to listen. It was fire, and we shot his part of the video while he was on tour in New York. He had an hour to knock out the scenes and we did in 45 minutes.”

Monsta X Release “MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT” Music Video

For the past four years, Monsta X have toured and attracted a massive international fan base in the United States and across the world. The single takes another step towards merging them into the pop scene as the first Korean group to seamlessly integrate fully.

“Middle of the Night” illuminates yet another side of these sensations. Hinging on a hummable groove, glistening production and thick beats reverberate throughout the dance-driven ballad alongside impressive vocal performances. The energy manifests most clearly in the falsetto-punctuated hook, “Lock me away in the middle of the night…you got me.”

Eyedress shares his new “Jealous” video

Regarding the song, Eyedress stated: ““Jealous is a song I made earlier this year about trying not to be possessive. It was also one of the first songs I recorded on my new Japanese Teisco guitar. I was really excited when I first made it because I haven’t had much time to just sit down and come up with a new riff, but that one came to me so easily. It was recorded in my bedroom in Silverlake and the video was filmed by BRVINFREEZE. We filmed on a nice sunny day in Venice beach; basically went out with my bandmate Zahara and skateboarder friend Kane The Menace and just filmed a bunch of clips of us skating around Venice beach along with shots of me and Zahara busking and performing the song live for passers-by.”


V Magazine says, “‘love, death, distraction’ is a hauntingly beautiful slow jam that doubles as a reflection of our relationship with our phones, brought to life by the strums of a guitar and Ng’s euphonious ennui…(The track) packs a melancholic punch while simultaneously bringing on a sense of warm and fuzzy (while) the accompanying music video—is set against a picturesque landscape that will kick your wanderlust into overdrive. As with everything he creates, EDEN’s thoughtful and methodical approach can be both seen and felt. His knack for succeeding at it is what all great artists should aspire to.”

THE NIXONS Release New Single “Favorite Lies” Via Art is War Records

The Nixon’s entered the rock scene with unquenchable passion, pulsing energy and an electric sound. Comprised of Singer, Zac Maloy, Guitarist, Jesse Davis, bassist, Ricky Brooks and drummer, John Humphrey, The Nixon’s were eagerly signed with major label, MCA/Universal in 1995. The band did not disappoint with 3 hit songs, “Sister”, “Happy Song” and “Wire” on the release of their first record, Foma. “Sister” exploded in the Midwest and quickly secured a top five radio hit crossing over into the Hot 100 pop billboard songs. The Nixon’s were unstoppable, touring worldwide and lighting up the stage over 3000 times in nearly a decade. They played on the same stage with rock and roll icons such as The Melvins, Soul Asylum, KISS & Radiohead. The Nixon’s released two more albums with MCA that delivered dedicated fans with rock radio hits, “Baton Rouge” and “The Fall.”

SUZI QUATRO Releases New Single ‘Heart On The Line’

The “Queen of Rock N’ Roll” SUZI QUATRO releases her new single “Heart On The Line” today! The song is the bonus track of the vinyl version of her current studio album “No Control”.

Suzi Quatro says about the new song: “I wrote and produced this song especially for the new album, NO CONTROL. It was originally an unplugged cut just on the vinyl. Then, how these things go…the public took over at concerts…the song went down a storm at the end of the show, and it was decided by all concerned to re-record …which I did, taking it from unplugged to plugged and back again, it is now an emotional epic. In fact, it is MY HEART ON THE LINE.”


Available now, Bad Vibes Forever is a collection of 25-tracks of original XXXTentacion music assembled by the late rapper’s mother and co-executive producer Cleo, co-executive producer John Cunningham, and manager Solomon Sobande. The album showcases X’s natural ability to create genre-bending hits ranging from the punchy Caribbean dancehall single “Royalty” featuring Ky-Mani Marley, Stefflon Don & Vybz Kartel to the raw, stripped-down alternative feel of “HEARTEATER” and the emotionally charged guitar-driven “bad vibes forever” title track featuring PnB Rock & Trippie Redd.

Gavin Haley & Ella Vos Reveal “The Way I Am” Music Video

Gavin Haley and Ella Vos have released the official music video for their hit single, “The Way I Am,” exclusively premiered on Billboard. “The Way I Am” is featured on Haley’s debut EP, Long Game, and the hypnotic, indie-infused pop track has become an instant fan favorite, amassing over 3 million streams to date.

Mary Chapin Carpenter debuts new single “Our Man Walter Cronkite”

Of the song, Carpenter shares, “Growing up, Walter Cronkite was in our house Monday through Friday, presenting the news as The Most Trusted Man In America, as he was known in his time. My parents raised us to believe that people in jobs like Cronkite’s told the truth; they raised us to believe in a world that reaches out to those who need help, that does not turn away from those less fortunate, or homeless, or those forced to leave their country because of the threat of violence, poverty and persecution. The arms were there to hold them, the eyes to see them, and the hearts of the world were there to love them. Because that was the right thing. It’s a different time now. I miss my parents, and I miss Walter Cronkite.”

Mary Chapin Carpenter Pines for a Voice of Truth in ‘Our Man Walter Cronkite’ Video

Laura Dreyfuss (Dear Evan Hansen, The Politician) shares new music video

This year has seen Dreyfuss drawing rapturous attention for her performance as McAfee Westbrook in Netflix’s blockbuster new series, The Politician, including feature interviews in Marie Claire, Entertainment Weekly, O: The Oprah Magazine, Collider, Playbill, Cosmopolitan, W, and PEOPLE, among others. Perhaps ELLE said it best: “It’s a star-making role (outside of Broadway) for Dreyfuss.

Wildstreet Release New Single “Three Way Ride”

Wildstreet began in 2006 and released their self-titled debut album in 2009 with Retrospect Records. The band spent the next 4 years touring nonstop and performing at US festivals including: Rocklahoma (5 consecutive years), SXSW and M3 Rock Festival. Wildstreet rocked alongside Black Veil Brides, Vains of Jenna, The Bouncing Souls, The Last Vegas, Twisted Sister, Michael Monroe, Crashdiet, Diemonds, Kix, LA Guns and more. The band won the Best Buy/Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for Rockstar Energy’s Uproar Festival and opened for Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust and Three Days Grace in Camden, NJ.

Dead Spirit Communion Track: ‘The Old Oak’

Singer Kegan DeBoheme’s voice has been likened to Layne Staley, Chris Cornell and Jon Bon Jovi in their prime, and with meaty riffs and soaring lead guitar lines to match – Dead Spirit Communion grows synonymous with 90’s influenced rock.

Soul Asylum New Music & Touring in 2020

Grammy-award winning and multi-platinum selling rock band, SOUL ASYLUM, announces new tour dates and new single, “Dead Letter,” released today via the band’s new partnership with Blue Élan Records.

The single marks the first new music from the Minneapolis-based SOUL ASYLUM since the release of Change of Fortune in 2016. “Dead Letter” features the rock band’s signature melodic guitar grooves coupled with lead singer Dave Pirner’s anguished vocals and poignant lyrics that fans have come to know well – yet there are darker tones involved, painting a macabre ballad while revealing a new side of the great American songwriter that may surprise even SOUL ASYLUM’s most dedicated listeners.


Exclusively announced by Billboard, this January, Rap Snacks, the official “Snack of Hip Hop,” launches the Rap Snacks ICON line with two Notorious B.I.G. potato chip flavors, Big Poppa Cookout BBQ Sauce potato chip and Notorious Honey Jalapeno. With more icons to come, the Rap Snacks ICON line is an ode to hip hop legends, honoring the genres most influential artists who have left a mark on the industry.