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Ashley McBryde’s “Never Will” Primed for Release Friday, April 3

Reigning ACM New Female Artist of the Year, CMA New Artist of the Year and CMT Breakout Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde is set to release her sophomore album Never Will, the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed GRAMMY-nominated debut Girl Going Nowhere on April 3 via Warner Music Nashville.

McBryde tells American Songwriter, “On the first record [2018’s ‘Girl Going Nowhere’], I needed to be careful and make sure everybody knows that country music is not a costume to me. It’s not something I’m doing to go to another genre. This is what I sound like ─ but I have a lot of other tools in the bag,” with American Songwriter noting ‘citing her head-first dive into hard rock’ on Never Will.

Norwegian newcomer SKIA shares bittersweet new offering ‘Selfish’

Norwegian newcomer SKIA shares bittersweet new offering ‘Selfish’, and announces the arrival of forthcoming debut EP ‘Apricot’, out May 1stvia Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Nature TV).

David Bowie ChangesNowBowie Available To Stream April 17

Parlophone Records is happy to announce that DAVID BOWIE CHANGESNOWBOWIE, an unreleased nine track album, is to be made available early for fans on streaming services to celebrate the original date of Record Store Day 2020 which was to feature the LP and CD though it has now been postponed to June 20.

Grist Mil Shares Intoxicating New Single “Cerulean Blue”

Love can be a holding pattern of hope and indecision. On his second single, “Cerulean Blue,” Grist Mil (aka Derrick Sherman) explores feelings of uncertainty and longing around a new relationship through the haze of an intoxicating fever. The track started out as a demo from a 2014 session for his band Sainthood Reps with producer Will Yip, but was reborn as something entirely different after being revisited with long-time collaborator Mike Sapone. When completed, ‘Cerulean Blue’ became a seamless integration of new and old sounds of Sherman’s work and a prototype for the rest of the music from the upcoming Young Dudley EP out April 17th.

cumgirl8 announces self-titled EP for Muddguts Records

cumgirl8 transports their listeners to a fluorescent alternate universe. In this universe; Lida Fox, Veronika Vilim, and Chase Noelle are three sex-positive superheroes that explore realms of climax to reach enlightenment, using cyberculture as their portal to pleasure. You can read about it in the first issue of their hand-made comic book. Their debut EP is set to release May 1st via Muddguts records.

Shelby Lynne Shares “I Got You” Ahead of Defining Album SHELBY LYNNE Out April 17th

Today, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne shared “I Got You” from her upcoming self-titled release, out April 17th. Lynne says, “Sometimes for some, love can be an unexpected, unexplainable, disruptive experience. Some of us are lucky to have the chance to feel true love, and some go through life and never know what it means to feel so out of control, the changes, when true love comes around. This song is an ode to a lover thrown off by the love experience, promising that no matter what, good or bad, I Got You. And when your thoughts take over you, my eyes are yours, to see through, Baby I Got You.”

Billy Raffoul Releases ‘A Few More Hours at YYZ’ EP Today

With production from producers like Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Barns Courtney), A Few More Hours at YYZ further redefines the limits of the classic singer/songwriter sensibility, bringing Raffoul’s enchanting sincerity and warm introspection to his most sonically ambitious body of work yet.


Heaven To A Tortured Mind, the new, highly anticipated full length by pop auteur Yves Tumor, is at last out today on WARP. The twelve track collection is a triumph, creating a space for Yves Tumor to sonically expand and shift culture beyond the paradigms that the current mainstream landscape of modern music has constructed. Yves Tumor has steered into a whole new realm with Heaven To A Tortured Mind, piercing through contradiction, redefining expression through song, and catapulting into the next phase of illusion and evolution.

The Hour Reveal Sophomore EP “FATHER”

Having gained acclaim from the likes of Wonderland, Notion, The Line Of Best Fit, CLASH Magazine and more on recent singles Overdue and Amen, UK based band The Hour reveal their anticipated sophomore EP, Father, led by Whole Damn Time, a spellbinding collaboration with Anna Of The North. A gorgeous offering displaying the vocals of front man Josh and Anna in perfect union, the slow burning cut feels beautiful in its simplicity.


Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low have released their new full-length album, Wake Up, Sunshine. The album is available starting today HERE. Limited Edition merch bundles including vinyl and the band’s very own RISE Brewing Co “Wake Up Sunshine” Nitro Cold Brew Coffee are available in the official All Time Low webstore.


Ambjaay’s fresh collection of songs is filled with boisterous beats and larger-than-life lines that find rap’s most promising breakout navigating his new platinum certified life. Covering topics from city girls to hibachi and everywhere in between, there is certainly something for everyone on this new chapter from Ambjaay.


With each release setting a new standard for Gorgon City, “Nobody” is a deviation in sonic feel for them as producers and for their own imprint Realm. “Nobody” shows the acts varied and versatile production range, downtempo but retaining its energetic feel, with a soulful vocal at its core making it a standout and unique release.


Swedish singer-songwriter Clara Mae has returned with an ethereal new single titled “Run Into You” – available now via Big Beat Records. Written by Clara and co-writers Lauren Aquilina (RAC, Julie Bergan, Hook N Sling) and Johan Lindbrandt (Gryffin, Danielle Bradbery), “Run Into You” is driven by the singer’s luminous vocals complimented by cascading synths and sweeping percussion courtesy of Norwegian producer Mugisho Nhonzi.

Fiery Hip-Pop Artist Psyclo Releases Debut Track & Video “friEND”

You’d think that someone who admits to being a “music idiot” and “never listened to music as a kid” might not turn out to be such a dynamic singer/songwriter. – Think again.


A powerful track steeped in emotion, “Let Me Go” elegantly pairs Ry X’s soaring vocals with cinematic production that gradually builds in intensity before bursting into more club-focused territories.

Sweet Crude’s video for “Porkupine” premieres on American Songwriter

Of the song, vocalist and violinist Sam Craft says, “With ‘Porkupine,’ we wanted to write a kick-ass, shout-along anthem aimed at the underdogs, weirdos, and nerds. It’s got an industrial sort of sound to it, as the musical texture is filled with mouth noises, pots and pans, electronic arpeggios, a whole distorted brass section, and heavily compressed drums. Sweet Crude has probably never been this aggressive. The chorus repeats the lyric ‘sauvez-vous,’ meaning ‘save yourself’ and the song is meant to pump up anyone out there feeling disenfranchised.”

Sweet Crude Rocks English and Louisiana-French On “Porkupine,” Video

pluko & Cassette Tapes Join Forces For New Single “used to”

Today, rising producer pluko is revealing his new single, “used to (with Cassette Tapes).” For the infectious new single, pluko brought in Jackson Stokes (vocals and songwriting) and Parker Livingston (production) — also known as Bay Area indie-pop duo Cassette Tapes — and producer/songwriter Peter Fenn. Building on a demo that pluko had made a few days prior to the session, the collaborative single came together seamlessly over the course of only a few hours. “I’m so happy with how this turned out,” pluko writes, “I still find myself listening to it for fun when I need a mood booster.”


In a career that has developed over the course of the last 20 years, the Parisian-born, Franco-Israeli multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer songwriter has been on a restless quest to create a sound world of her own across a string of increasingly absorbing albums – none more so than her latest offering, NightSongs – which is out now via Tôt ou tard and distributed by Believe.


While debuting a track a day, she also unveiled corresponding 1 Mic 1 Take videos, which were shot live at Capitol Studios in late 2019. 1 Mic 1 Take is an original performance series developed by Capitol Records that showcases an artist’s true talent in a stripped down format. These performances are truly delivered in one take – no overdubs, no visual editing tricks.

Ella Vos shares new track “Burning Bridges,” second album forthcoming

“‘Burning Bridges’ is about setting healthy boundaries. I’ve always struggled with boundaries and have a hard time speaking up for what I want or need. I constantly try to make everyone else feel okay, even if I suffer,” Vos says. “When I became a mom, had postpartum depression, got diagnosed with lymphoma and went through a divorce, it was clear that if I was going to survive, I needed to make some changes. I learned that taking care of myself first was the best way I could take care of the people around me.”