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Indie Pop Singer Songwriter MICHAEL BUONO Shares Vibrant New Video “HERO”

New York-based indie pop singer/songwriter Michael Buono has shared the exuberant video for his latest single “Hero.” The autobiographical song is a joyful ode to his love of creating music that touches on every aspect of the songwriting and recording process. The video was directed by Christopher Turiello and the song, released digitally on November 22, was co-produced by Buono and Oliver Strauss from Mission Studio in Brooklyn and features Buono on keyboards, Kyle Paas on guitar, Sean Mullins on drums, Cameron Johanning and Isaac Piecuch on backing vocals, and Dave Levvy on trumpet. “Hero,” released digitally on November 22nd, is the first single taken from Buono’s forthcoming debut full-length album Lost which will be released in the spring of 2020.

Art-pop band Home wraps up the decade with their first new album in ten years, inspired by Bowie & Keith Emerson

After 10 years, Home is back with a surprise new album to close out the decade. 18 is full of songs about the heart, inviting ghosts into your house, sending your kids off when they start a band and more. The album is up now at Bandcamp and SoundCloud and will be up on all streaming services later today.


Just after midnight, dick clark productions and POWERBALL® announced Blaine Marston from Passadumkeag, Maine as the winner of the “First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year”SM drawing during ABC’s live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.” Revealed live on-air by country artist Jessie James Decker, Marston was the lucky winner randomly chosen as part of a national POWERBALL promotion.

“I can’t even believe it, this is unreal,” said Marston. “Like I’m dreaming!”

J.Maurice – ‘Favors’

J.Maurice has a new track out, and it’s a banger. It has heavy auto-tune on the hook, backed up by classic trap style beat. Oh yeah, the song has a clear and distinct message. He’s through doing favors. And we don’t blame him.

I’m sure we can all relate to the concept that J. Maurice is rapping about. The only difference is he’s really good about putting it into words, and even further more, a rhyme pattern.

Twxntythree (ft. $unny) – ‘Black and Blue’

“I am a Hip-Hop artist out of Salt Lake City, Utah. I write music about personal struggle and addiction. I was homeless for 2 years in San Francisco battling a drug addiction. Once I got clean I was able to turn to music as a release and use it as an outlet for what I am going through. This song is basically a goodbye letter to my drug of choice.”