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Out Today SHELBY LYNNE Self-Titled Release From Grammy Winning Singer/Songwriter

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne releases her self-titled album via Thirty Tigers. Critics and fans alike have praised the powerful release which finds the celebrated artist as her most vulnerable self. Billboard called the album a “spare and emotionally weighty, introspective set.” American Songwriter raved, “[The songs] …reaffirm the authenticity and integrity that’s marked her trajectory every step of the way.” Rolling Stone named this Shelby Lynne release “…her most intimately honest.”


“‘Go Dumb’ is good. Originally I made the beat for my favorite artist Enya, but decided blackbear would also sound pretty cool. He sent back the hook idea almost immediately and we wrote the rest of the song over voice memos while I was in the car on the way back from San Diego last year,” says Y2K. He adds, “When it came time to fill the open verse, we sent it out to Bankrol Hayden and The Kid Laroi expecting one of them to be down. Instead, they both sent back amazing verses so I had to find a way to use everything. It was a fun song to put together and I’m very much stoked on the final version. Hope you like it!”


The song came about earlier this week when, during quarantine, Bazzi decided to make a TikTok dance challenge-esk song. He wrote the song on Monday and on Tuesday started a TikTok challenge using the track. To date, the song has already received over 2 million views on TikTok across 145 videos using the song. The track comes on the heels of his latest releases, “Young & Alive” and “Renee’s Song”.

DARK SARAH Releases First Single, “Melancholia“, off the Upcoming Album “Grim”

Get a glimpse into the prophetic aura of the blue orb and dive into the somber twilight of another cinematic metal ode: DARK SARAH introduces the dark, gloomy epos “Melancholia”, led by harsh rhythmical structures coalescing with descending key patterns that frame its musical aesthetics. This first single off their upcoming album, Grim, to be released on July 17th, 2020 via Napalm Records, draws its listener into a magical horror fantasy world and gives a first sneak peek off their sophisticated full-length’ fabled story.

Evan Myall (Sleepy Sun) Announces Full-Length Debut

Evan Myall is the full length debut from LA based singer-songwriter Evan Myall Reiss, who performs and records under the name Evan Myall. Evan has spent the last decade playing guitar, writing songs, and touring the world with Sleepy Sun, as well as writing and recording with Fine Points. Inspired by classic songwriters like Glen Campbell and George Harrison, he set out to make an album of his own songs, informed by timeless sounds as much as the post-modern psych and swirl of his other projects.

Evan Myall Releases “Forever Mine” Ahead of Debut Album

Alternative Pop/Rock Band Hello Halo Releases New Single “Maybe This Can’t Wait” Off Debut Album Out April 24

As with all their music, the band hopes this track will serve to inspire and encourage listeners to look within themselves. “This song is about addressing how our perceptions have the capacity to create beliefs that can either fuel or douse the fire within us,” songwriter and lead vocalist Paul Nathaniel explains. “The lyrics speak for themselves: if you’re ‘tired of taking orders,’ of being bossed around by life’s relentless demands, and find yourself seeking to live a life that feels more authentic to who you are and what you care most about, ‘maybe this can’t wait.’ Maybe it’s time to act on those inklings, those whispers from your higher self. Maybe it’s time to reject the status quo.”

Pop songstress Darja mesmerizes with single & music video “Thinking About You”

“It’s perfect for the summer and lyrically I think it’s very relatable to many of us,” said Darja, reflecting on the release. “I always channel my own past and present experiences… this song is about wanting to be with someone who just isn’t right for you or it is just happening at the wrong time. It’s that painful love story where you keep finding yourself dancing on your own, no matter how hard you try.”

Portugese friends Cristóvam & Pedro Valera release new song & film, ‘ “Andrà Tutto Bene: A Message Of Hope”

“Andrà tutto bene” in English, “Everything will be alright” is not a music video, a commercial film or any other advertising piece. For these two Portuguese artists, it’s something greater and more precious: it’s a song and a film intimately connected in a message of hope.

KasbaH | Listen to “Pigments” EP

Producer, multi-instrumentalist and hunter of his nomad, Nadir Moussaoui, aka KasbaH, mixes all his caps at the dawn of the breakthrough of Maghreb electronic music in France. If the name « KasbaH » goes back to his North African origins, it is because Nadir proudly takes up the definition of « citadel ».

GARZI Shares Travis Barker Collab “SICK OF ME”

Emo reflection, pop hooks, rap defiance, and punk grit all find their way to the front. Then, of course, the contribution of rock legend Travis Barker (Blink-182, Transplants, Machine Gun Kelly) on drums brings stadium-singalong energy to create what might be GARZI’s most accomplished effort yet.

Casper Mágico y Anuel se unen en el nuevo sencillo “Sola y vacía”

Si hay una persona que conoce al “Trap King” Anuel, es su amigo de la infancia Casper Mágico. Ambos han vivido juntos distintas etapas en la música y hoy, finalmente, unen sus voces en el nuevo sencillo “Sola y vacía”, que se estrena conjuntamente con su videoclip en el canal oficial de YouTube de Flow La Movie.

Tomas Diaz lanza su nuevo sencillo “Monche”, dedicada a sus raizes Afro-Cubana, y con significado espiritual

En este momento que nos sentimos conectados por una causa en comun, el canto-autor Cubano, Tomas Diaz nos entrega “Monche”, una cancion con un mensaje profundo y espiritual que expresa el amor que tiene Tomas por la humanidad. Enfocado en sus raizes Afro-Cubana, Tomas, colabora de nuevo con Lenia Diaz, del grupo Celia Cruz Allstars dandole seguimiento a su previa colaboracion, “Maitonome”. La voz profunda y gruesa de Tomas es complimentada por Lenia y su vocalizacion creando una combinacion muy atractiva.

Diplo releases ‘Do Si Do’ and announces album

The album also includes the previously released Platinum-certified “Heartless” with Morgan Wallen (and its remix with Julia Michaels), “Lonely” with Jonas Brothers and “So Long” with Cam. In addition, Snake Oil features contributions from Thomas Rhett, Zac Brown, Young Thug, Noah Cyrus, Orville Peck and more.


The Front Bottoms’ Brian Sella and Mathew Uychich commented on the new song, “This year has been a disaster, but we are pushing forward with positive and creative energy. We poured ourselves into making ‘Everyone Blooms’ and are really proud of how it turned out. We hope you like it.”

Alice Boman Shares Piano Version Of “Everybody Hurts”

The series of wonderful reinterpretations from Boman start with the piano version of previous single “Everybody Hurts”, stripped back, gossamer vocals hold your ear over the trickle of exquisite piano playing elevate the track to a new level.

Vân Scott Releases “Poster Boy”

Many people around the world don’t know it, but they’ve already heard indie-pop singer / songwriter Scott Oatley aka Vân Scott’s voice. As a sought-after singer in the Hollywood session scene, Oatley has had the chance to perform on some of the industry’s biggest, high-profile projects. But now, Scott has been gaining momentous recognition as the solo artist, Vân Scott, and is poised to break out on a larger scale with his latest single “Poster Boy” out today, April 17, 2020 on AWAL / Oat Brand Music.

Alt Bloom Releases New Single “Get Back”

LA-based Alt-R&B artist Alt Bloom is back with a new single, “Get Back,” out everywhere today via Big MTN Records (his imprint in partnership with Hollywood Records). The track was inspired by post breakup feelings – “Myself and so many of my friends have gone through the one time, two time, three time, get back together in dating,” singer/songwriter Ethan Thompson explains.

Alt Bloom Works Through Heartache With New Video, “Get Back”

Eli Brown debuting on Armada Subjekt with his track ‘Desire’.

Eli has rapidly established himself as an artist of real distinction in the house world, with his records making an immediate impact upon a flurry of the industry’s biggest names: Carl Cox, Green Velvet, Fisher, Claude VonStroke, Black Madonna, Denis Sulta, Calvin Harris and Annie Mac, the latter of which selected an Eli Brown song twice to become the ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on her BBC Radio 1 show. Following the success of last year’s worldwide hit ‘XTC’ with Solardo, Eli shows no signs of slowing down in 2020 as he delivers his next highly anticipated record ahead of what is to be another exciting year for the Bristolian.

Cro-Mags Release ‘The Final Test’ Lyric Video

After nearly two decades, 2019 saw the triumphant return of the CRO-MAGS and new music with the release of two back-to-back EPs (Don’t’ Give In and From The Grave). Today, the band delivers “a thrashing new single,” as described by Consequence of Sound, with “The Final Test.” The track is just a taste of what’s to come from the band’s upcoming full-length album, In The Beginning, available worldwide on June 19 via Mission Two Entertainment.

iann dior Releases “Sick And Tired” Video Ft. Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker

iann dior has released a new song and video “Sick And Tired” featuring Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker, out now on 10K Projects. Produced by Omer Fedi (24kGoldn, Ella Mai, Trevor Daniel) and Travis Barker, “Sick And Tired” will feature on iann dior’s upcoming EP, I’m Gone, out this May. Produced by Noan Riddle and Infinity Studios, and debuted this morning by Complex, check out the Mooch directed video for “Sick And Tired” –

Debra Lyn – “I Pull Me Down (The Maids of Mitchelstown)”

Debra Lyn and her producer, Jeff Silverman are very proud to announce that her album BLUE SUN RISES has been re-mastered and re-released for the new tiers of high definition music now available for Amazon Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD) and Apple Music (Apple Digital Masters). These two services offer premium/studio quality audio for both streaming and download. The title track “Blue Sun Rises” is also now available as a 3D Binaural mix which makes the listener feel as if they are actually “inside” the song – hearing the music revolve around them.

REVIEW: Debra Lyn’s “Blue Sun Rises” is Celtic Music with Exquisite Tone

Grist Mil shows that life can imitate art in melancholic new video for “Collapse Into Nowhere”

Created prior to the current global pandemic, it mirrors certain grim realities we face now in an artistic and uncompromising way, while still retaining an overall mood of being hopeful. The track itself has an atmospheric quality, as Derrick Sherman’s vocals circle around various tones and loops that perfectly accentuate the imagery found in the video.

BlackBook Premiere: New Grist Mil Video ‘Collapse Into Nowhere’ Stunningly Captures Our Current Isolation Reality


The EP is a selection of live, re-worked versions of tracks from his debut album ‘Without Fear’, which landed at the top of the UK album chart in October last year. The collection, complete with visual performances dubbed the ‘Lost in the Soft Light Sessions’, includes platinum selling top 10 single ‘Outnumbered’, and live favorites ‘All My Friends’ and ‘The Corner’. Each song is stripped back and raw, highlighting Kennedy’s unique, gripping vocals that have captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands in live performances globally over the last few years.

Winnetka Bowling League Releases Brand New Single “Kangaroo” Out Today

“Kangaroo” was written and produced by Winnetka Bowling League’s Matthew Koma, a talented songwriter, performer, and producer who has worked with artist ranging from Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain to Kelly Clarkson.

Savannah Cristina Wants You To Get “Comfortable”

The South Florida native put out a string of stripped-down videos that she recorded with a mic and minimal set-up on a beach, basketball court and anywhere else she’d feel inspired, including a busy street intersection. Savannah’s organic approach paid off. Her latest video, “Self Care,” is brutally honest and empowering – a song all females can relate to. The video has over 4 million YouTube views, and garnered a co-sign from Alicia Keys who called Savannah’s “Self-Care” “beautiful.”

WOODKID: New Single “Goliath” Out April 24

French artist WOODKID is coming back in 2020 with his long awaited sophomore album.

7 years after his highly acclaimed first album THE GOLDEN AGE (800K sold worldwide, Platinum certified in both France and Germany, 200 shows around the world, 2 Grammy nominations and one French music academy award to only name a few), WOODKID returns with a brand new track “Goliath” due for release on April 24th.


The introspective track follows Christian’s stream of consciousness as he croons over buoyant and bouncy melodies. Vocalizing and approaching his inner thoughts, questions, and self-doubt, Christian continues to raise mental health awareness with a bright outlook and resolve. The rising star finds his stride in this hummable, optimistic new single.