@skopemag news – thursday – january 30, 2020

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Blonde Diamond shares new video for “4AM Eternal”

Blonde Diamond’s offerings hone in on their strongest assets—frontwoman Alexis Young’s vocal prowess, reinforced by the band’s ethereal instrumentals. Their newest single, “4AM Eternal” is equal parts mysterious and approachable, swirling guitars are accentuated by arpeggiated bass synths and snap-tight rhythms.

Introducing Bay Area Pop Artist DREA JEANN

Drea is a Bay Area native singer that’s been in love with singing since the age of 3. From involvement with musical theater, to choir, to opera singing, to touring with a jazz vocal ensemble, Drea has always made it apparent her love for singing is engrained into her very being. Vulnerability, honesty, and transparency about who Drea is and what she’s experienced in life are her highest held values when it comes to her songwriting. Her one wish is to share her passion with the world, bringing messages and spreading love through the way she knows best, through her music.

Mountains for Clouds ready Anxious & Aware for Count Your Lucky Stars Records

Mountains for Clouds are calling it quits, but not before giving us one last album as a parting gift – Anxious & Aware showcases all the things that made them great; expansive musical soundscapes and contemplative, emotional vocals. The album sees release February 21 via Count Your Lucky Stars, just prior to their last show February 23 at Chicago’s Sleeping Villiage. More details on the event are here.

Upcoming release indie-pop duo Frederick The Younger release FEVER EP

“Fever” is a snapshot into the life of Aaron and I. We’re not only in a band together but also a relationship which is what “Back to the Wall” is about. These songs are about our life together, and the whole range of emotions that come with it. When we were working on these songs, we were both coming out of a darker period of our lives, coming into our own and finding more emotional freedom. Essentially you can ride the rollercoaster with us in this EP. I hope people feel a sense of lightness by the time they listen to “Erased,” the final track. Musically speaking, we blended pop beats with retro rock textures. We wanted a sound that was energetic and uplifting and also emotive.


GRAMMY® nominated rapper and criminal justice reform advocate Meek Mill has teamed up with rising rap superstar Roddy Ricch for a powerful collaboration titled “Letter to Nipsey,” an emotional song dedicated to their late collaborator and close friend, GRAMMY® winning artist Nipsey Hussle.

Rolling Loud Recruits Post Malone, Travis Scott, and A$AP Rocky to Headline #RL6 in Miami

Growing from a single-day festival into a global behemoth, Rolling Loud brings A-list lineups to metropolises on multiple continents–but the rap’s premier festival brand always saves its biggest moves for its hometown festival in Miami. Today, Rolling Loud announces the lineup for Rolling Loud Miami 2020, their sixth Miami festival. Headlined by Post Malone, Travis Scott, and A$AP Rocky, this year’s Miami lineup is one of Rolling Loud’s most impressive yet, providing an all-encompassing snapshot of hip-hop as it enters a new decade of dominance.

HDBeenDope Releases New Video For “Bands 2” Today

Enigmatic creative and Brooklyn native HDBeenDope released the new video for his 7th annual New Years Eve freestyle, “Bands 2,” today. As a tradition and gift to his fans, HD produced, recorded, mixed and mastered “Bands 2” within 48-hours. Matching HD’s dedication to music, the visual was also shot, edited and recorded in remarkable time. The electrifying visual piece matches HDBeenDope’s lyrical ferocity heard on the track.

Marsicans release new single ‘Can I Stay Here Forever (pt.II) today through Killing Moon Records

Tipped by The Guardian in their 50 Best New Artists for 2020, Marsicans (“MAR-sick-anz”) are a fast-rising UK indie band on the brink of releasing the first single from their as yet untitled debut album. The new track ‘Can I Stay Here Forever (pt.II)’ is arguably the band’s hardest hitting musical offering to date, reflecting the turbulent times in which it was written and recorded. Packing a punch ‘Can I Stay Here Forever (pt.II)’ is out January 29th on Killing Moon Records.