@skopemag news – weekend – February 1 & 2, 2020

Hotel Eden Releases New Song “Echoes”

The track was written and produced by Warner and follows a string of critically acclaimed and successful singles released over the last few years. “Echoes” marks another turn in his post-genre wheelhouse with a more minimal production and melancholic contemplations. Says Warner, the song is a “more subtle, sublime sort of expression for me- I wanted to take a pretty bold risk and put the vocal right out front, really honest and present. The rhythm had to be a heartbeat, a deep, heavy pulse that carries this whole emotional ride through realization and desperation, plus I wanted it to make you want to mentally dance, so an abstract, really minimalistic moombahton style beat made sense.” The track outlines a doomed true-love romance, where one party in the relationship lets it corrode due to neglect, “In the end the character is left with this pleading, desperate hope that is kind of sad, hopeless, but beautiful at the same time.”

Ryuichi Sakamoto shares haunting title track from Luca Guadagnino’s ‘The Staggering Girl’ via The Quietus

Milan Records announces the February 14 release of THE STAGGERING GIRL (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and GRAMMY-Award winning composer and musician RYUICHI SAKAMOTO. The album features music from the Luca Guadagnino-directed (Suspiria) short film, which was produced in collaboration with Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli and showcases the fashion house’s couture designs. Having made its debut at Cannes Film Festival last year, The Staggering Girl will be available to watch exclusively on the curated streaming service MUBI from February 15.


Liam Gallagher has shared a new video for the acoustic version of his song “Once.” The video stars fellow Manchester legend and soccer star Eric Cantona and is directed by long-time collaborator Charlie Lightening (As It Was 2019 documentary). Captured in one continuous shot, the video encapsulates the message of the song – a nostalgic yearning for a once-in-a-lifetime moment that can’t ever be replicated. But it’s also a celebration of everything that was achieved.

Cory Marks back with “Blame It On The Double”

Today Better Noise Music Nashville’s premiere Country artist, Cory Marks releases his new single “Blame It On The Double.”

The third single off his upcoming debut album, WHO I AM, “Blame It On The Double” has a fresh country sound with a signature rock feel. Marks explains “Blame It On The Double is country/rock small town party anthem! When good times are had on a Saturday night with your crew and a little whiskey there’s always a chance for trouble. Don’t blame me man, blame it on the double!”

New Music / Video: Flash Gottii Featuring Trippie Redd “Paper Chase”

Kansas City’s Flash Gottii nabs chart-topping rapper Trippie Redd and producer Luke Herbert for “Paper Chase.” The music video is the lead visual from Gottii’s upcoming debut 20/20 Vision EP releasing via Entertainment One/100 Entertainment. Directed by California Creatives, the clip shows the two rappers in a mansion with money on their mind and kicking all distractions to the curb.


“In days and nights of black and silver, the dead end king will come. From pieces of broken mirrors there will be a crown bestowed upon his head. In reflections of shattered glass not only the seasons will turn, but also the change disguised by the lapse of time. His mind will have to come to bear the weight of everything that was left behind and forgotten. Archiving the inaccessible. Celebrating the abandoned and mourning the destroyed. The city burials.” Anders Nyström

The Psychedelic Furs return with ‘Made Of Rain,’ first new LP in three decades

The Psychedelic Furs have announced the long awaited release of MADE OF RAIN – the groundbreaking British band’s eighth studio album and first new LP in nearly three decades. MADE OF RAIN arrives via Cooking Vinyl on Friday, May 1; pre-orders are available now.


Today, band Phony Ppl release new single “Fkn Around” featuring Houston-bred rapper Megan Thee Stallion. The band first teamed up with Megan for her NPR Tiny Desk performance where they previewed the single (WATCH HERE). From there, the snippet of the song took on a mind of its own as fans started to demand its release due to its widespread popularity on social media. Produced by Ivan Barias, of award-winning production duo Carvin & Ivan, “Fkn Around” is a feel-good jam that explores sexual freedom and empowerment making Megan’s appearance on the track the perfect match-up given her “Hot Girl” platform.


Directed by Joan Bosch [Gorgon City’s “There for You” featuring MK] and shot in Barcelona, the music video shocks the lyrics to life. A group of friends kick back in a parking lot before the track takes over, and the female protagonist quite literally bends over backwards under the rush of love. The visual jumps to a flashy and frenetic dance routine awash in neon lights and turn-of-the-century raver style as it pulsates to a driving rhythm.

Satoshi Kon’s Critically-Acclaimed Animated Feature “Tokyo Godfathers” Coming to Select Movie Theaters Nationwide on 3/9 & 3/11

“Tokyo Godfathers,” the acclaimed holiday classic from master director Satoshi Kon (“Perfect Blue” and “Paprika”), will return to theaters in a brand new restoration, with an all new English language dub this March. Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (“Cowboy Bebop”) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, “Tokyo Godfathers” is a masterpiece by turns heartfelt, hilarious and highly original, a tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

Peter Bjorn and John Drop the Jazzy Retro “Drama King” Single & Trippy Video

Peter Bjorn and John are excited to release another new single today from their forthcoming new album Endless Dream – due out March 13th via INGRID! “Drama King” is a jazzy retro track written by John and is out today along with the trippy music video that is premiering now via the Talkhouse – watch HERE –

Watch Hanging Valleys’ New Video (Shot by Galo Olivares of Oscar-Winning Film Roma)

London-based Hanging Valleys shared their music video for new single “Behind the Backs of Houses,” the title track from their forthcoming release due out February 28th, 2020, via Pedro Y El Lobo. The video was directed by Andres Arochi (who has previously worked with Alt-J, FKJ, Ry X, among others) and was shot by Galo Olivares, who was co-cinematographer on the critically acclaimed film Roma (2018), which had several nominations and wins at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film.

Love Fame Tragedy (Murph from The Wombats) share new single + video, “Please Don’t Murder Me (Part 2)”

Love Fame Tragedy would like to live, and has a new song, “Please Don’t Murder Me (Part 2),” out now via Good Soldier Songs/AWAL. The fresh track, which dropped along with an animated video, is the latest offering from The Wombats frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy’s solo project and the fourth release from his sophomore EP Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void, due out in February 2020.

Ian Randall Thornton shares riveting new single “Hiatus”

“Hiatus” was one of the last songs Ian wrote for the album, yet it has become a major lynchpin track for the greater theme being expressed. The whole album is about finding peace in the midst of chaos, and since life these days can be chaotic enough, most of the album is meant to calm and soothe the soul. However, with “Hiatus,” Ian purposefully wanted to juxtapose the peaceful tone of the album with a bit of chaotic confrontation, while maintaining the same soothing effect. It’s meant to feel like two opposing forces of nature colliding and inevitably affecting each other, like a hurricane being pushed aside by a cold front. At its heart, the song is about letting go… letting go of past pain that we unknowingly still carry, and the illusion that we can control our surrounding environment. The hope for this song and album is to create a hiatus of sorts for those needing a break from the overwhelming lives we tend to live.

International Recording Artist Christopher Ellis Release Single “Still Go A Dance”

As the world readies to descends on Jamaica for “Reggae Month” February celebrations (officially proclaimed and first staged in 2008), Christopher Ellis, the progeny of the late great “Alton Ellis” known as Godfather of Rocksteady, has delivered a nostalgic ode to the beloved era with “Still Go A Dance”.

On the timeless track-bound, Christopher ‘s rich soulful voice sings and reminisces of a time where reggae dominated the dance floor. It was a time when one forgot the outside turmoil and basked in the rocksteady vibes of Alton Ellis, Gergory Isaacs and Delroy Wilson. “Still Go A Dance” says it all, it is a celebration for the love of music and culture. Times have changed but popular street dances are a staple and as the crooner passionately boasts, we “Still go a dance same way”.

French alternative-rock revenants Perséide premiered new single / music video “Sell Yourself”

They’re back! After 9 years (or almost) of “hiatus”, French alternative-rockers from Lyon PERSEIDE are back to business with tons of projects (a bunch of singles, an album, some music video, gigs…).

From now and while they’re currently working on the last details on their upcoming album, these four guys unveil a brand new single called “Sell Yourself” available right now on all streaming services (Sotify, Deezer, Apple Music…) and music video on YouTube.