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Nashville Recording Artist Ashley Jordan Premieres New Single “Still Hear Him Talking”
Today, country singer/songwriter, Ashley Jordan, is premiering her new single, “Still Hear Him Talking”. Listen exclusively via American Songwriter. “I wrote this song when I was struggling after losing two beloved grandparents while also feeling that the world was so off-course and negative,” shares Jordan. “Even though it was a dark time, I wanted to convey my belief that everything was going to be ok and that no one is truly alone.” She continues, “It’s surreal that the message of this song is so poignant right now during our current world crisis – so I hope this song brings some peace to people who are also struggling.”
Vintage Trouble To Release Stirring Social Distance-Inspired New Single “Outside-In”
Frontman Ty Taylor says that the song was written to shine a light on the mental health effects of isolation amidst the pandemic and was inspired by conversations with loved ones in quarantine and recent study of the work of Maya Angelou.
Austin-Based Alt- Rockers The Dragon Berries Announce Single to Lift Spirits via V13.net
“Make no mistake about it, the motivation behind “Nectarine” is placed squarely upon the group’s motive to inspire. This is no downer of a song; it’s meant to be uplifting despite the serious tone of the lyrics. You can hear the enriching spirit of the song in the funky sounding verses and the overall anthemic aspect of it despite some of the seriousness attached to the verses that deal with overcoming the obstacles of depression and anxiety.” (V13.net)
Drive-By Truckers release new song “Quarantine Together”
“Through the miracles of science and technology, DBT has recorded a brand new single,” the band’s Patterson Hood explains. “I wrote ‘Quarantine Together’ during our first week in isolation and sent my basic track (recorded in my Heathen Attic) to the gang. Everyone then put their own parts on it and David Barbe mixed it.”
Netflix Series The Eddy Releases Lead Single Ft. Jorja Smith Called “Kiss Me In The Morning”
Sony Music Masterworks/Arista Records is proud to announce the release of THE EDDY: SONGS BY GLEN BALLARD AND RANDY KERBER FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES – an album featuring musicians including ST. VINCENT and JORJA SMITH, taken from DAMIEN CHAZELLE’s forthcoming eight-episode trilingual (French, Arabic and English) limited series. It will be released on May 8, 2020.
Zach Heckendorf Releases New Single and Video “Up”
Today, Zach Heckendorf released his new single and video “Up” via Organically Elevated/Missing Piece Records. Masterfully produced by Grammy winner John Fields (Jonas Brothers, Pink, Miley Cyrus), “Up” is an irresistible song that Westword said “falls into the Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi school of pop — the stuff of earnest young men with big feelings, singing danceable songs with catchy hooks.”
Devon Williams shares new video for “Borderline”
Regarding the new video & single, Williams stated: “I worked on “Borderline” with Kurt Feldman from Ice Choir who I met through Jorge Elbrecht. He re-worked the song “Around in a Maze” from my last album “Gilding the Lily” and I loved it so I asked him if he would do work on “Borderline.” He remixed a demo I sent him, and then I dissected it. I think it was the first song I wrote for the album. It changed a lot. Mike Cullen did the video.”
Rock ‘n’ Roll Rapper Mickey Avalon Releases New Single “Ultra-Violence”
“The title of the song, ‘Ultra-Violence’ was inspired by the movie ‘A Clockwork Orange’ by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows some youngsters that are bored and empty, and are committing violence, just to pass the time and feel alive. I feel like we are in a similar time, and even a movie like the new Joker addresses some of the same ideas. My song ‘Ultra-Violence’ is just a little slice of time with two guys in that world.”
CAULDRON BLACK RAM Issues Title Track To Slaver LP
Australian crew CAULDRON BLACK RAM – formed by primary members of Mournful Congregation and Stargazer – have issued the title track to their long-time-coming Slaver LP. A sordid new slab of metallic wrath, Slaver is nearing release later this month, marking the crew’s second album for the 20 Buck Spin armory, who today offers preorders for the record.
Brooklyn-based psych-rockers, ZEBEDEE, share their new EP, Fancy Seeing You Here, exclusively on Bandcamp. The four tracks will be available everywhere on Friday, May 8. Today, Bandcamp has stepped up to champion artists during this time of canceled shows and tours, and says, “the pandemic and its impact on the music community aren’t over, so today, as well as on June 5, and July 3 (the first Friday of each month), we’re waiving our revenue share for all sales on Bandcamp, from midnight to midnight PDT on each day.”
Eric Anders & Mark O’Bitz premiere new single on For Folk’s Sake
Northern Californian singer-songwriter, Eric Anders, and southern Californian guitarist-composer, Mark O’Bitz connected one night in Old Towne Pasadena and have been releasing a full-length album every year since. The duo is proud to announce a new project the twelve-song concept album, American Bardo, due out July 31st, 2020.
Opus (drummer of Dead By Wednesday / Ellefson & Earth) has released “The Corona Covers”, a solo acoustic series with songs and videos being added weekly!
“I’ve been so fixed on practicing and playing drums that I moved away from playing acoustic guitar, which I used to do and love so much. In the past I would go through periods where I don’t touch it. This quarantine forced me to find things to do. As soon as I picked it up, it was like clock work… I was writing songs in minutes and learning covers by ear like I usually do. Who doesn’t like cool cover songs done well or differently? It allows you to keep putting out content and stay relevant when none of us can play out live at the moment” says Opus.
New Single by Ludic: “Love Me Like”
While their hometown of Vancouver, B.C may be known for moody indie-rock, Ludic exudes a delightfully bright and unique brand of groovy tunes. The young Vancouver trio is composed of Ayla Tesler-Mabe (18), Rhett Cunningham (18), and Max Cunningham (20). When the Cunningham brothers met Ayla at a local jam in 2017, something clicked, prompting Ayla, guitarist of Calpurnia, to branch outside of indie-rock. With each of its members multi-instrumentalists and songwriters in their own right, the talented trio create dynamic genre-defying music that speaks as an entity of its own.
New Releases for May 1, 2020 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.
Davis & The Love Gear Up For Album Release With New Track Launch, Listen To “Don’t Take It Away”
Today, ahead of their highly anticipated debut album release, Davis & The Love are dropping their delightfully funky single, “Don’t Take it Away.”
A nod to old soul with a pinch of pop and a hint of hip-hop, “Don’t Take it Away” is sure to be at the top of your Spring playlist.
“This was a late addition to the album, but a necessary one,” shares Nate Davis, founder of Davis & The Love.
Canadian psych folk/darkwave/shoegaze artist Ora Cogan announces ‘Bells in the Ruins’ LP
Ora Cogan is a multi-disciplinary artist and singer-songwriter based in Victoria B.C. She is known for her singular voice and cinematic compositions. While migrating between several cities and towns over the past decade, she has released seven albums and toured extensively throughout Europe and North America. Cogan has collaborated with a multitude of artists, curating experimental project Les Yeux in Montreal, scoring films for Beyond Boarding and songwriting with Frazey Ford. Over the past two years she has performed at Le Guess Who Festival in the Netherlands, Pickathon Festival in Portland, Oregon and was personally invited by Mazzy Star to open for one of their rare performances in California.
Pip Blom Share New Track “Sell By Date”
Today Pip Blom release the limited edition, deluxe version of their acclaimed debut album Boat, comprising of a newly-arranged LP with an alternate cover and two 7” singles – all arriving on pastel-colored vinyl via Heavenly Recordings. To coincide, the band have shared new song “Sell By Date”, taken from one of the 7”s. Listen to it HERE.