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Singer-songwriter, Kaylee Rutland is gearing up for the release of her new EP, Every Minute Matters, available on April 24. The 7-track release, with songs produced by Brent Rader, Scott Underwood, and Bill Warner, is a follow-up to her self-titled EP released in 2018 and shows a new side of Rutland and her music. Every Minute Matters is now available for pre-save on Spotify and pre-add on Apple Music here.
With sharp melodic instincts and an empathetic songwriting approach that recalls his mentor Lil Durk, Chicago native Booka600 is quickly rising in his city and beyond. Coming through with a mournful, yet triumphant drill ballad, Booka shares “iRap,” his latest single. Produced by Internet Money producer TouchOfTrent (Lil Durk, Trevor Daniel, DeRez De’Shon), “iRap” finds Booka wielding a soft auto-tuned croon, offering poignant observations, low-key flexes, and sorrowful ruminations atop dramatic pianos: “Understand a grind, it’s not a race for the figures,” he sings.
CHRISTIAN LALAMA DROPS NEW SINGLE “KNOCKED ME OFF MY FEET”
Canadian R&B/pop artist Christian Lalama, has unveiled his new single “Knocked Me Off My Feet” (Atlantic Records) available today at all digital music retailers and streaming services. The rising recording artist’s sound continues to evolve with this smooth new release.
Nino Don – Track: Pop Out
Upcoming Memphis rapper Nino Don is on a rise with his latest single “Pop Out”. The 22 year old rapper picked up the pen and pad at the age of 8. He didn’t start recording until his senior year of high school. Two years later he dropped his first tape “Ghost World” which was dedicated to the passing of his friend. “Don Style 2” took everybody by surprise to the point he made a name for himself. Now he’s dropped “Pop Out” to prove that he is here to stay for a long time.
Trouble, the Atlanta rapper born Mariel Semonte Orr, was 23 when he released his first mixtape, 2011’s December 17th. Propelled to street stardom with his breakout hit “Bussin'” and backed by local collective Duct Tape Entertainment, Trouble’s raw, unembellished rhymes were poised to make him his mark on the rich rap legacy of his city. Nearly a decade later, Trouble has experienced the highs and lows of a seasoned career—almost 10 mixtapes and countless notable collaborations, from Young Thug to Fetty Wap to Yo Gotti and more—and is staying grounded and motivated by finding purpose in the tough moments and his rough edges.
18-Year-Old Brooklyn Rapper, J.I. Is Back With His Latest Song And Video, “Proud Of Me” – Out Now
Of the emotional track J.I. says “I wrote the song while on tour while traveling to another city. I was inspired to make a painful record from the beat but at the same time I felt like I needed to make a statement. That’s how I came up with “‘Proud of Me.'”
LEON BRIDGES RELEASES “INSIDE FRIEND” FEATURING JOHN MAYER
Says Leon, “The concept for “Inside Friend” came about from Mayer and I joking around in the studio about what an ideal date for an introvert or homebody like myself would be. I tour most of the year, so I’d rather invite a gal over to lounge comfortably in the crib as opposed to go out somewhere crowded. “Inside Friend” stayed on the back burner for a while because it didn’t fit within the context of my third project, but the current state we’re in globally compelled us to dig this back up and finish it. I hope people find it soothing and uplifting while we hole up indoors and get through this.”
MATOMA & LATENIGHTJIGGY KICK OFF THE WEEKEND WITH SUNNY NEW TRACK “PELIGROSA (MIMOSAS)”
Matoma is fresh off his North American co-headline ‘CAMP SUPERDOPE!’ tour with dance-pop duo Two Friends, selling out 11 shows and playing to crowds up to 5,000 in major markets. The extensive and high-energy trek kicked off in January and included impressive stops in major markets including New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, and more.
The Dream Syndicate Release New Album ‘The Universe Inside’ Today,
Today The Dream Syndicate have released their third album for ANTI- Records, The Universe Inside. This album could have been called The Art of The Improvisers – The Dream Syndicate were in a Richmond studio after midnight working out ideas when Stephen McCarthy dropped by and became a catalyst for uncharted exploration. In one session, they recorded 80 continuous minutes of soundscapes. Lead singer and songwriter Steve Wynn took that raw tape back to his NYC home and played the shit out of it and thought, “My god, there’s an album here, damn it!”
Mondo Cozmo unveils “Upside Down,” eagerly awaited new single out today
“Every single night I watch the evening news and wonder… Bout right,” says Ostrander. “Crazy times call for a crazy tune. It’s my attempt at a feel-good summer song in an imploding world. Good times…”
CHAZ FRENCH SHARES NEW SINGLE – “ME” FEAT. CAM WALLACE
Critically acclaimed Washington, D.C. rapper Chaz French returns with his first single of 2020 – ”Me” feat. Cam Wallace. Released today via HighRes Global/Motown Records, the track is a timely anthem for self-awareness. Chaz talks about life’s highs and lows, surviving difficult times and how separation and isolation can help you find your true self.
Innovative British rockers CYPHER16 have unveiled the first song and video, “Break,” from their upcoming second full-length album, It’s A Long Way Back (From This Road).
The video, which features guest bassist Vishal “V” Khetia from Heart of a Coward, was released exclusively via Metal Injection here, and is now available worldwide for all to watch, and share.
Evening Hymns (Destroyer, Mount Eerie, Lou Doillon) – Shares New Single
Recorded and self-produced at Port William Sound, Bonnetta’s rural studio in Eastern Ontario, ‘I Can Only Be Good’ is a return to lyrical form for Bonnetta as he tackles the curtain call of romance. A lover pleads against the inevitable, feeling at once exalted and sordid whilst the track sonically summons a nostalgic, red wine-drunk glow; intimate keyboard work, textured violins and warm saxophone soundtrack the motions of heartbreak.
POLO G RELEASES NEW SONG “DND” FROM UPCOMING ALBUM
Rising Rap star Polo G continues his hot streak with the release of his new song “DND” via Columbia Records. The track, whose title stands for Do Not Disturb, was produced by WayneOnABeat and is the latest track to be revealed from his highly-anticipated upcoming album.
Montreal-based producer/DJ Lunice, who co-founded TNGHT with Hudson Mohawke, brings exotic, nocturnal shadings to the song, using a mix of various tribal instruments on Omnisphere, while acclaimed U.K. artist 220 Kid ramps up the track’s inherent buoyancy. The Midnight Kids remix, which was released last month, was included in “The Hot 25” New Music Friday roundup from Dancing Astronaut, which noted, “[their rendition] keeps the heavenly sentiment of the original with different sweeping synths in pre-chorus.” DJ Times hailed it as “the perfect tune to lift our spirits.”
“I wrote ‘Focus’ in my bathroom studio in my apartment in Brooklyn,” says EVAN GIIA. “It was the first time I experimented with layering different parts of my voice. It’s a special song to me because it symbolizes focusing on the things that matter most to me in life. What keeps me grounded, happy and healthy. I am really happy to release this song, especially during times like these, when more than ever we need to be reminded of what really matters. I hope this will be a pick-me-up for my fans. We all need it right now!”
CHLOE MORIONDO ANNOUNCES SPIRIT ORB EP ARRIVING APRIL 24TH
Seventeen-year-old Chloe Moriondo has announced new EP Spirit Orb, set for release on April 24th. The four-song collection is available for pre-save now and features previously released tracks “Ghost Adventure Spirt Orb” and “Kindergarten” –
The artist also shared a live, acoustic version of unreleased EP track “Bugbear,” which is streaming now on Moriondo’s official YouTube channel.
SPACEBOMB HOUSE BAND RELEASE “30 CENTURY MAN”
Within the song’s cryptic verses, Ralston surmised a certain irreverence from their messaging. “I’ve always heard it as a rock and roll song at its core,” he says, despite the stark minimalist approach of the original: strummed acoustic guitar in one stereo channel, Walker’s lonely, crooned reverberant voice in the other. “It’s one of the more iconic recorded pieces of the 20th century,” Ralston adds, “and it would be a thankless, if not completely futile endeavor to try to do a true copy of it. Let’s go for something less restrained and more rambunctious.”
A KILLER’S CONFESSION RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “LAST CHANCE”
A Killer’s Confession have released a brand new single Last Chance today via Wake Up! Music Rocks. It also reunites former Mushroomhead bandmates Waylon Reavis and Tommy Church.
Innovative British Rockers CYPHER16 Release New Single and Video from Upcoming Album
Says guitarist/vocalist Jack Doolan, “’Break’ is a focus on the struggle and downward spiral of addiction, and asks the question: ‘How do you break away from something that has held you in chains for your entire life?’ The song also looks at other people with the same problems, those who we can see fading away before our very eyes.”
AU/RA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “IDEAS”
Written about managing her own idealistic expectations, Au/Ra says: “‘Ideas’ is about trying to protect yourself from false expectations. I very often build up these fantasies of how I’d like things to happen and inevitably end up being disappointed when things don’t turn out that way. So really, this song is a warning to myself, haha! I’m really looking forward to seeing and hearing how listeners interpret the song.”
USHER x LIL JON x LUDACRIS RELEASE “SEXBEAT” — Listen Now!
A fusion of R&B, pop and soul takes shape in honest, unique and powerful vocalist, Shira Elias. After recording six records and touring the globe with the Brooklyn 9-piece funk band, Turkuaz, Elias is ready to push her craft further and discover the depth of her artistic identity. “Burning,” the lead single from her debut solo endeavor, Shira Elias’ Goods & Services, illustrates the internal struggles we currently face as a society.
STRFKR has always been a constantly evolving entity, growing over the years from rambunctious beginnings into the manicured electro-pop perfection they exhibited on their last studio album, 2016’s pristine Being No One, Going Nowhere. New album Future Past Life breaks new ground, dialing back some of the high-gloss production they’re known for to craft songs that are stripped down, spaced out and somehow as visceral as they are dream-like. STRFKR goes deeper into these songs by breaking them down to their essential elements, finding a new immediacy when working with raw materials.
Today, indie phenomenon John Craigie releases his track “Vallecito” from Asterisk the Universe, out June 12th via Thirty Tigers. On “Vallecito,” the modern-day troubadour ruminates on the choices one makes when faced with adversity.
GRAMMY-Award winning R&B artist and songwriter Leon Bridges releases “Inside Friend” featuring John Mayer. The special one-off track, which is not tied to an album or part of a larger project, was recorded during an impromptu jam session and studio hangout last year. Listen to the song here.
The Buttertones have shared Jazzhound the latest and most extravagant ambitious and fully realized album to date. Known for their ability to blend surf, garage and punk rock influences, combined with their lively performances, The Buttertones have become indie favorites, earning praise from some of the worlds most read publications including Paste, i-D and the LA Times.
SIMXSANTANA RELEASES TRENCHES 2 RICHES EP
Today, SimxSantana released his debut EP Trenches 2 Riches via Columbia Records, featuring appearances from rap’s biggest stars including Stunna 4 Vegas, Fivio Foreign, and Lil Uzi Vert alongside production from Non Native, Bordeaux, Painkid, Nephxw, Nuki, HGF WAN Beats, Wood Pecker, Seth In The Kitchen, Woodpecker and Snowzart. Detailing his challenges as well as his triumphs’ Trenches 2 Riches is a candid inside look into Sim’s life.
Lil Tjay Joins Luh Kel for “Wrong”
The song initially appeared on the 17-year-old, St. Louis native Luh Kel’s debut project, Mixed Emotions. Upon release, the track caused a frenzy among fans and tastemakers alike. Going viral across social media, Wrong pushed Luh Kel to be one of the top 10 artists of 2019 on Tik Tok (next to names like Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Mariah Carey), earned him critical praise, charted top 40 on the Billboard R&B Charts, and was recently certified Platinum by the RIAA. It all lays the groundwork for his next project, due later this Spring. He recently shared the track “Y.O.U.,” which already has amassed closed to 11 million views on YouTube and was praised by the likes of Lyrical Lemonade who said Kel “possess a ton of talent” and praised the track as “amazing.”
Today, Joe Bonamassa shares his latest project, the already critically acclaimed full-length instrumental debut album Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell from The Sleep Eazys. As producer, the blues-rock titan enlisted some of his frequent collaborators, along with his all-star touring band, to play on the album, which is available now by way of J&R Adventures. Critics and fans are raving about Bonamassa’s insatiable and eclectic new instrumental departure.
“ICFWT is simultaneously a question and a call to action. The song is meant to ask the listener to release themselves from the chains that bind them to the past, plant both feet in the present day and look bravely to the future. It is our hope that anyone who listens is willing to look at the scars and bruises that paint their skin in celebration, and not with regret.”
KINA RELEASES NEW TRACK “WISH I WAS BETTER” FEATURING YAEOW
“Wish I Was Better” follows Kina’s viral track “Can We Kiss Forever” which has accumulated over 270 Million combined streams to date and has seen an explosive reaction on TikTok with over 7.8 million videos posted to the track. Kina’s previous single “Get You The Moon,” which was praised by Idolator as a “moody chill-pop anthem,” was released in 2018 and continues to grow worldwide, amassing nearly 650 Million worldwide streams to date and Platinum certification in the U.S, Australia and Canada and Gold certification in Brazil, Mexico and Sweden.
Today, genre-defying Chicago duo, Bonelang, unveiled their potent new track, “Fox And The Hound”. The track further proves that lifelong friends and songwriting partners, Samy.Language and Matt Bones, are capable of pushing artistic boundaries with a degree of dexterity and precision that sets them apart from most other acts who attempt to blur genre lines. “Fox And The Hound” serves as the band’s third single from their highly-anticipated sophomore album, SAINTMAKER, which is due out April 24th on AntiFragile Music. It shows another element of the band’s range that simultaneously complements and contrasts the first two singles from the album – the guitar-driven “American Playboy” and more outwardly experimental track, “Like A Bird In A Jet Engine”.
Long Island Native, Drama Relax Releases New Track “Karate” With Lyric Video Today
Singer/songwriter/producer, Drama Relax releases his latest single, “Karate” today on via Rule #1/Geffen/Interscope Records. On the laidback track, Drama sings about an exciting connection between two people in a relationship that others may envy. Between his relatable lyrics and his effortlessly smooth melodies the song creates a perfect blend of pop and R&B.
John Anderson’s new album “Years” out today
Created in the midst of a serious health crisis, Years is the product of the unlikely and, ultimately, richly rewarding collaboration between Anderson with Auerbach, who wrote all ten songs on the album together along with help from Paul Overstreet, Pat McLaughlin, Ferguson, Dee White, Joe Allen, Bobby Wood and Larry Cordle.
Following widespread acclaim from Atwood Magazine and RunTheTrap as well as 20 million-plus streams and counting, alternative pop sorceress phem and Australian superstar Alison Wonderland pose a question that has been on everybody’s mind as of late with their new single “W.W.C.B.D.”–i.e. “wut wud carole baskin do?
Julian says, “Time is the most valuable thing a person can spend. This song is the consequence of having wasted it.”