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Everything Everything Release New Song and Music Video, ‘In Birdsong’ Today

Everything Everything share their new song ‘In Birdsong,’ which premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac show today.

The track represents the first new music from the band since the release of their ‘Deeper Sea EP’ in 2018, which followed hot on the heels of their fourth album ‘A Fever Dream’ in 2017. It’s also the first release on their own Infinity Industries imprint, in partnership with AWAL.

KYVA Shares “Dollar Sign” Video Via The Line Of Best Fit

Freshly signed to seminal New York City indie label Frenchkiss Records (The Antlers, Les Savy Fav, Diet Cig), KYVA’s forthcoming single ‘Dollar Sign’ is rung through with post-punk guitar lines reminiscent of the Cure, and the yearning funk of Prince in slow-jam mode.

KYVA releases new single and music video for ‘Dollar Sign’

Ella Vos shares “Burning Bridges” video, new album Turbulence forthcoming

“‘Burning Bridges’ has a serious message but more than that, it’s a feel-good song about healing from the past and taking care of yourself,” Vos says. “In this video, I return to my past home, AKA a traumatic memory, and literally dance it off. I wanted this to be fun and a little silly, because at times life is crazy, and all you can do is laugh. Through this cathartic experience I proved to myself that I can overcome hardship and find joy again.”

Ella Vos Premieres “Burning Bridges,” Shares Story Behind the Song


Lost At Midnight offers a mesmerizing introduction to OTR’s emotionally potent electronic-pop. The album abounds in elegantly sculpted beats and unearthly synth tones, along with poignant piano melodies that cut right to the heart, demonstrating his natural sophistication as an arranger and composer. Lost At Midnight spotlights the singular sonic identity OTR first discovered during a life-changing stint in Japan.

Kina releases debut EP ‘Things I Wanted To Tell You’

The sonic storytelling of Kina continues with this raw and honest collection of songs detailing words left unsaid and feelings of regret as time passes by. Featuring the beloved “Get You The Moon” (Feat. Snøw), “Can We Kiss Forever?” (Feat. Adriana Proenza) and “Wish I Was Better” (Feat. Yaeow), Things I Wanted To Tell You also includes three brand new songs with guest vocals from Kina’s label-mate Au/Ra, darkpassengerxx and Pink Sweat$. See full tracklist below.

NYC’s alt-folk group Bad Galaxy drop fearless new single “Never Been Afraid”

By age 25 most writers haven’t published a best selling novel, survived a ship wreck, and delivered dispatches from the center of a war zone. But that’s exactly what happened to 19th century novelist and journalist Stephen Crane who died at the young age of 28 from tuberculosis. This short but colorful life resonates today in the latest single from Brooklyn’s Bad Galaxy titled “Never Been Afraid”. Lead singer and songwriter Alexis Pastuhov wrote the song after reading a biography on Crane by writer Linda Davis called Badge of Courage. Pastuhov described the inspiration behind the song saying, “I became immediately obsessed with his story, and just felt strangely compelled to try and work it into a song. I rarely approach songs from that angle, so it was really fun and challenging to write.”


“I know Skooly is a superstar,” says 2 Chainz. “I’ve been watching him since he was about 14 in Atlanta. As a little kid, he had a Lil Wayne vibe. I’m staying down with him. He’s 25-years-old, and he’s nowhere near his peak. He really knows where to sing and where to put the bars down.”

Declan J Donovan Releases New Song “Tangerine Skies” Via Interscope Records

Rising Essex singer-songwriter Declan J Donovan returns with an upbeat new single “Tangerine Skies,” available via Interscope Records. A catchy, sunshine-infused tonic for uncertain times, Donovan reveals, “‘Tangerine Skies’ is a song about reconnecting with people you were once really close to, and realising that you’re growing up and wanting one last summer of being carefree with your friends.”

HDBeenDope Releases New Video For “Inizio” Today, Project May 1st

Used to bring the listener into HD’s mindset during the crafting of the project, “Inizio’s” inspiring visual and aspirational lyrics – “I can do all”- perfectly set the tone for the Brooklyn-rapper’s upcoming project. The 15-track body of work explores the duality of fame and financial success, showcasing the difficulty of being a musician with the project’s lead single’s opening line: ‘last month I made 20,000 dollars / how the fuck am I broke?’ Although the project features assists from notable producers Lege Kale (Kyle, Lil Yachty) and Jahlil Beats (Rick Ross, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown,) BrokeN Dreams was almost entirely self-produced and recorded in HD’s bedroom.


“Lie To Me” is from KEM’s forthcoming album – the follow-up to 2014’s Promise To Love, which debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-hop Albums chart and entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3. The album contained the hit singles “Nobody” and “It’s You,” which each spent multiple weeks atop the Urban AC radio chart. “Nobody” earned KEM his third GRAMMY nomination. In 2015, Mediabase named “Nobody” as the Urban Adult Contemporary Song of the Year and KEM as the Urban Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year. Snoop Dogg and Ronald Isley were featured artists on Promise To Love. Since the release of Promise To Love, KEM has married and welcomed two children, inspiring a deeper devotion to family, faith and music.


The long wait is over, Katatonia’s new opus City Burials is out today through Peaceville Records!

Having delighted fans earlier this week with the release of their 3rd single “The Winter Of Our Passing” the band, on release day, are premiering the accompanying stunning animated video, created by the incredibly talented artist Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media.

Album: Jackboy – JACKBOY

Seamlessly combining hard-hitting lyrics and creative cadences, Jackboy is one of the most inventive songwriters on the trap music scene. Coming through with his most complete artistic statement to date, Jackboy shares JACKBOY, his new debut album. Brimming with the self-assurance that inspired the rapper to name the new album after himself, JACKBOY is a thrilling an unpredictable 17-track effort, incorporating organic instrumentation, infectious melody, and vocal acrobatics into a Southern rap milieu.


Today, L.A.-based singer/songwriter/producer Leven Kali shares his soul-soothing new single “Perfect is Boring” ft. Ty Dolla $ign. A prime example of Kali’s timeless yet futuristic R&B sound, the beautiful slow-burner is set to appear on his forthcoming project “HIGHTIDE”, due out May 1.


SinceThe80s/Motown Records artist NJOMZA lives in a genreless world. The Kosovar-Albanian songstress returns to the scene with new music and a fresh look. Although she co-wrote several of the biggest pop records of the last decade, her latest single, “Bite,” lies in a musical realm between alternative R&B and soul. Lyrically, it is a feel-good mantra, while sonically, its pure vibe.

Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes Release New Album: ‘What Kinda Music’ Out Now!

Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes have just released What Kinda Music – a collaboration between two artists of very different disciplines – via Blue Note Records, the legendary music labels renowned for moving the needle of jazz through the decades. One of the most unique and seamlessly original projects of its ilk to date, the 12 track album moves fluidly through electronica, progressive jazz, vintage hip hop, and much more. Misch and Dayes present a body of work that is at turns surprising and spontaneous, heady and compelling – a singular vision which fuses the very different backgrounds of both musicians with spectacular results.


Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike team up with long-time collaborators Bassjackers for their latest speaker-fuelled banger ‘Happy Together’, once again showing the smooth dynamic that occurs when both acts come together on a single. This time reinventing The Turtle’s iconic smash and expertly bringing it crashing into 2020 with a power fans have come to expect from both sets of artists.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike And Bassjackers Reinvent Iconic Track With The Huge ‘Happy Together’!

Young Dolph Shares “Sunshine,” a Rap Anthem for Our Times

Concerned for his family’s safety but secure in the decisions he’s made, Young Dolph shares “Sunshine,” his first new song of the year. The diaristic and confessional song finds Dolph looking for sunshine in a world of clouds.

Young Dolph shares COVID-19-inspired song ‘Sunshine’: Listen

Becky Hill Releases “Better Off Without You (ft. Shift K3Y) Remixes” EP Today Via Interscope Records

Today hitmaking singer-songwriter BECKY HILL releases the Better Off Without You (ft. Shift K3Y) Remixes EP, featuring brand new reworks from High Contrast, KC Lights and Shift K3Y, alongside previously released ones from Joel Corry, 220 KID and Shadow Child.

“Better off Without You” (ft. Shift K3Y) garnered Becky Hill’s highest-charting position for a solo single release after spending 5 weeks in the Top 20 of the UK Official Singles chart and scoring a top 5 on the UK Radio airplay chart and on iTunes. “Better Off Without You” has accumulated 47.1 million+ streams to date, while Becky has now notched up over a billion streams globally alongside 20 million monthly listeners on Spotify after being crowned the 2nd most-streamed UK Female Artist on Spotify.

Skope Mag // Lorelei Rose Taylor, Brooklyn’s sweetheart with the voice of an angel

“‘Versailles’ embodies a sort of cosmic dance between two people very much in love, but very toxic for each other – and everyone around them. The Palace of Versailles was a landmark in a near decade-long relationship for me, one which became a symbolic memory – a beautiful place to visit, but we couldn’t live there,” shares Taylor.

Brit duo AVAWAVES debut new single “Wild Eyed” today via One Little Indian

While Waves, the duo’s first record, was written against a backdrop of a looming Brexit vote, their soon-to-be-announced forthcoming record was begun just before the global coronavirus pandemic struck and social distancing was widely instated.

Richard Walters shares ‘Big Joy’ from ‘Golden Veins’ LP

Oxford-based singer-songwriter Richard Walters is sharing a new single and video, ‘Big Joy’, taken from his incoming fifth-album ‘Golden Veins’, due for release June 12th via Cooking Vinyl. The new album will be the latest addition to an extensive, decade-long back-catalogue that boasts four albums (including his critically-acclaimed debut, ‘The Animal’), four EPs and numerous standalone singles and collaborations – one of which being Richard’s new project LYR with author and poet laureate, Simon Armitage. In support of the new album Richard will head out on a UK headline tour in September that will culminate in a show at London’s The Waiting Room on Sep 30th.

K Camp Releases New Album “K.I.S.S. 5” Today On Interscope Records

Atlanta-bred hitmaker K Camp, releases the last installment of his highly anticipated K.I.S.S series today. A decade later, the rapper and seasoned hitmaker continues to make love songs for the ladies, he explains “It’s really the last K.I.S.S., so I wanted to fill it with big records that can carry on. If I’m gonna give you the last one, it’s gonna be special.” The 15-track album includes previously released “Ice Cold,” a track about a blossoming romance and the collab-packed “Black Men Don’t Cheat ft. Ari Lennox, 6LACK and Tink,” which focuses in on infidelity. Although the songs subject matters are on opposite sides of the love spectrum, they’re true to K Camp’s sound, smooth and rhythmic bangers that keeps the listener wanting more. K.I.S.S. 5 also includes features with Wale, Jacquees, Jeremih and more.

NIIVA – My new single – “Love Games”

“My new single – “Love Games” – is not a sad song. It’s about a past relationship I stayed in fully aware that it wasn’t healthy. I was in love, so I felt okay with being in that situation. Relationships are a two-way street.”

twst shares AmPm x FUNTYME remix of “sad girls club but u gotta be cute”

“St. Vincent reborn as an internet-spawned pop star: “Girl on Your TV” inflates lullaby-worthy melodies like a swelling Thanksgiving parade balloon, and she slips razor-sharp observations about sexualisation and the lie of technology into her lyrics. “Always,” a wracked conversation with Siri, plays like a Gen Z makeover of Kate Bush…”—The Guardian, 2020 Artist To Watch

“Futuristic London-based starlet twst is certainly taking musical production to the next level.”—V Magazine

Official Statement on the Passing of Country Music Hall of Fame Member Harold Reid

Country Music Hall of Fame member Harold Reid passed away yesterday. He was 80. Reid was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with his Statler Brothers bandmates in 2008.

“Harold Reid was a driving force in one of country music’s greatest quartets, the Statler Brothers. He helped steer the group to stupendous successes, and his stirring bass was the underpinning of dozens of classic hits,” said Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “He was also a tremendous entertainer, and one of the world’s funniest people. For decades, he made us laugh and made us cry. As his alter ego, Lester ‘Roadhog’ Moran, would say, his contributions were ‘mighty fine.’ We mourn his loss while we celebrate a life well-lived.”

Max Styler Delivers Euphoric Vibes On “Body High”

Arriving after Styler’s recent “Safe Inside” guest mix for Diplo’s Revolution (SiriusXM), Body High sees the producer assemble a house-sprinkled collection of some of his most uplifting songs to date. The release features recent singles “Back To Me,” featuring South African musician Jimmy Nevis, “Echo Over Me,” and #4 Mediabase Dance Chart single “Let Me Take You There,” featuring Laura White on vocals. Additionally, it showcases several brand new works alongside a special dub mix of the title track, “Body High,” by Styler himself.


The debut EP will continue to show Midnight Kids ability to create anthemic records with powerful messages that achieve their goal of bringing people closer with a sense of togetherness and relatability.

7candystars share hard-hitting, melancholic first single and video “Corners”

Rising from the northeast, 7candsystars have released their uncompromising and lush first single “Corners” alongside an accompanying music video. Debuted on New Noise Magazine, the track’s synth-driven melody and crisp guitars combined with Kane Gelaznik’s deep vocals serves as a welcome entry point to the band’s melancholic yet multifaceted sound. Thematically, “Corners” explores the distance between people who act out on their pain, mixing deeply personal lyrics with dizzying lines like, “There’s always something in the corner of my eye that keeps me calm” that are sure to get caught in the listener’s head. The video itself serves an ode to their ’90s alternative and post-punk influences with dark, fuzzed-out imagery reminiscent of aesthetics used by iconic acts like The Smashing Pumpkins and The Church.

Video Premiere: 7candystars – ‘Corners’


City Mouth released their debut LP Coping Machine today via Take This to Heart Records. Pre-release singles include “Sanity for Summer,” “For a Second,” and “Quit While I’m Ahead,” as well as the title track.

Coping Machine uproots the band’s pop-punk past for an electro-pop future, where self-forgiveness is just as important as accepted apologies. City Mouth’s music has been featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers, a playlist promoting Hulu’s High Fidelity series, and across several electrifying live performances in and out of the Midwest.


The track is a vibrant display of both artists’ signature styles and is fully poised to become one of the biggest tracks of the summer. The production is also the first collaboration off CamelPhat’s highly anticipated forthcoming album.