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To celebrate the single’s launch, NE-YO has teamed up with Postmates to support healthcare heroes caring for COVID-19 patients. Tonight, hero nurses in the ICU at Emory Medical Center in Atlanta will be Postmated meals from Subway during their breaks thanks to NE-YO, Postmates and Feed Hero Nurses, a volunteer-run organization in partnership with Random Acts that is dedicated to providing meals to nurses on the frontlines.
LAMB OF GOD REVEALS BLISTERING FOURTH SINGLE, “ROUTES,” FROM UPCOMING ALBUM
LAMB OF GOD has released “Routes,” the fourth single from their June 19 self-titled Epic Records release, featuring a guest appearance from Testament vocalist Chuck Billy.
Imperial Triumphant Release First Single & Video “Rotted Futures” Off New Album ‘Alphaville’
“No one knows what the future shall look like. Well, some might know the shape of things to come. Some will bet on it. Perhaps we’re living it. Perhaps it will be quite different. If we had a special looking glass that could reveal millennia of repeated timelines we might observe big dreams for a bright future, built upon systemic shifts that eventually fall. Behold the future,” states IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT about the release.
GUCCI MANE TEAMS UP WITH LIL BABY FOR NEW SONG “BOTH SIDES”
Gucci Mane is back with “Both Sides (feat. Lil Baby),” available now at all DSPs and streaming services along with its companion video directed by Joe Yung Spike, streaming now. The collaboration will appear on Gucci Mane’s just-announced, stacked compilation mixtape, GUCCI MANE PRESENTS: SO ICEY SUMMER, out July 3rd.
COLEMINE RECORDS’ 2ND ‘BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD’ SINGLE FROM THEE SINSEERS OUT TODAY!
Formed in early 2019, Thee Sinseers play a blend of 1960s soul and R&B cultivated in their hometown of East Los Angeles. Their sound echoes that of groups like James Brown, Ritchie Valens, Brenton Wood and Otis Redding.
New Today // Sarah Barrios – “Mourn The Living”
Sarah Barrios leads with her heart on her sleeve on her second single, Mourn The Living. Pain goes hand-in-hand with exquisite pop in this emotionally wrought ballad which lays all of her talents bare. It’s that perfect shout-out to finding a way of moving on through a difficult time.
TONES AND I RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘UR SO F**KING COOL’ – WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Tones And I shared her inspiration for “Ur So F**kInG cOoL” explaining, “I wrote this song after I went to a party and everyone there thought they were the coolest thing ever and I just thought ‘this is shit, I’m leaving.'”
Esther Edquist is Melbourne artist Sweet Whirl. She is also one of the best songwriters you have heard in a very long time.
How Much Works is her debut album proper, after a handful of releases acclaimed by the likes of Gorilla Vs Bear, The Guardian and Clash Magazine. How Much Works arrives fully formed, a classic ten song album from an artist with both a command of history and a drive for new expression.
Joe Bonamassa shares epic rock ballad “When One Door Opens” from Abbey Road recordings
Today, blues icon Joe Bonamassa shares perhaps his most monumental rock soundscape to date, with the intricate ballad titled “When One Door Opens” on J&R Adventures. The track was co-written with long-time producer Kevin Shirley and songwriter Pete Brown, known for his many collaborations with Cream and Jack Bruce. Bonamassa has long been influenced by the rock n’ roll royalty that came out of the 60s and 70s, and when fans hear “When One Door Opens” they’ll feel it more than ever. Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studio in London, the impact of the history and culture of those studio walls is captured entirely in this song.
They say you can’t go home again, but for Matt Messore it took returning to his hometown of Cassadaga, Florida to discover a new path forward. After traveling across the country, Messore pursued his DIY bedroom pop leanings working as Cathedral Bells. Releasing their debut album Velvet Spirit on vinyl and digitally via Good Eye Records on March 6th.
TERRELL HINES RELEASES NEW SONG/VIDEO “PROMISE” – MIXTAPE COMING AUGUST 7
Terrell Hines releases his debut mixtape on Capitol Records August 7. He’s incredible, an artist’s artist featured on the title track of Beck’s latest “Hyperspace” and a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer with influences as broad as Outkast, Joy Division, Four Tet, Migos, Kendrick and more. The Berklee College of Music gave Hines a full ride, and people’s first exposure to his music was chosen to be used in the 2019 Apple keynote. Without releasing an album or touring in the U.S. yet, he’s amassed more than 2 million streams.
The singer-songwriter and guitarist Gregory Uhlmann, a member of Perfume Genius, Fell Runner and the genre-bending improvising trio Typical Sisters, has in the past found loveliness in dark places. His acclaimed solo album of 2016, Odd Job (Dog Legs Music), blended “lush, hypnotic, minimalist chamber-pop with compelling, introspective folk melancholy,” per the Big Takeover. The Chicago Reader had equally high praise for Uhlmann’s “tender singer-songwriter album,” a collection of “beautiful melodies with somber, baroque arrangements.”
LA DUO ‘MORE’ MAKES THEIR DEBUT WITH “SETTLED IN” &“GOD’S IN THE DETAILS”
Los Angeles-based eclectic rock duo more, comprised of songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists Kane Ritchotte and Malcolm McRae, have signed with Warner Records. To celebrate, tracks “Settled In” and “God’s In The Details” are available now on all DSP’s. Both songs are accompanied by videos directed by indie filmmaker Justin Daashuur Hopkins and filmed in Los Angeles.
Palmas announce debut record ‘Endless Season’ & share first single + video: “Bad Dream”
NYC/Philadelphia-based band, Palmas, announce their self-produced, debut album, Endless Season, with the release of first single, “Bad Dream,” which was exclusively premiered via American Songwriter. “Bad Dream” is out now via Lost Colony Music, and streaming everywhere. This new track is the band’s first in two years. It follows their 2016 EP, To The Valley, as well as 2017 single “Flowers” & “Floating in the Dark” and 2018 single, “Where Are You Going?” — and most importantly, it’s a window into the new direction of the music that will be showcased on the forthcoming debut record.
SUPERPRODUCER SCOTT STORCH UNVEILS “FUEGO DEL CALOR (FEAT. OZUNA & TYGA)”
“Fuego Del Calor” features Tyga and Ozuna, both monster hitmakers who boast billions of YouTube views, tens of millions of followers on social media, and well over 30 million monthly listeners on Spotify each. Tyga has earned 31 Billboard Hot 100 entries, thanks in part to high-profile collaborations with artists such as Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Migos’ Offset, and many more. With 74 Billboard Hot Latin Songs (15 of them in the Hot 100) entries, multi-platinum Latin superstar Ozuna now has 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, four Guinness World Records title, and a BMI Latin Award for Contemporary Latin Song Of The Year for his collab on “Taki Taki,” among other accolades. His three studio albums have debuted #1 at the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, and he’s collaborated with notable artists such as The Black Eyed Peas, Daddy Yankee, Anuel, Jennifer Lopez, Snoop Dogg, DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Swae Lee, Nicky Jam, Rosalía, Tainy, and many more.
4TH & ORANGE KICK OFF SUMMERTIME WITH “STORY OF MY LIFE”
Spreading sunshine the Long Beach way, 4th & Orange is back with “Story of My Life.” The alternative, pop-tinged single arrives alongside a nostalgia-inspired animation visual by the incredible Toon 53 Productions. Watch the incredible visual via YouTube, streaming now. “Story of My Life,” produced by Lucas Secon (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera), is available today to stream and download at all DSPs and streaming services –
“By producing, I have a mental balance. I think of it like writing a diary, except that the piano keys are my pen.” – 3uki
When 3uki released his first single “Lose Control”, he was just 18 years old and doing his final exams in school. That was in 2016. The song climbed to the top 50 viral charts on Spotify and today has over 1.3 million clicks. Lukas Kwoczek from Braunschweig at that moment became a promising EDM newcomer.
Boston Bun drops infectious new single ‘Gucci Slides’
Celebrated London-based French DJ and producer Boston Bun returns with new single ‘Gucci Slides’, out now.
A sun kissed house jam with an irresistible vocal at its heart, ‘Gucci Slides’ sees Boston Bun channel his love for that feelgood ‘French touch’ sound into yet another fresh and soulful floor filler.
RE-VISIT: Queen IFrica’s “I Can’t Breathe.”
Combining one-drop Reggae with hints of Gospel, Queen’s lyrics, especially the chorus, is thought provoking and directs our attention to the events happening today. The chorus concludes by saying “we ain’t gonna stop until our people are free.” When we look at events happening in parts of the US and around the world, particularly instances of injustice, you understand why this song is so important, even though it was released 3 years ago.
A propulsive rider’s anthem informed by the sounds of Dolph’s native Memphis, the song finds Dolph and Megan trading bars about their luxurious lives. Produced by Juicy J, “RNB” is Dolph’s second new song of 2020, following the critically acclaimed and topical “Sunshine.”
Dallas Remington Dedicates “Uncommon Man” to Her Father and all Essential Workers
“‘Uncommon Man’ is one of the most special songs I have ever been a part of. I was so blessed to co-write this song with one of my best friends, Courtney Bumbacher, about two of the most important people in our lives – our dads. Since we wanted to vocalize how grateful we are to have come from what a lot of people would consider uncommon backgrounds, ‘Uncommon Man’ came straight from our hearts,” shared Dallas Remington. “Even though it was written about our dad’s, more specifically farmers, we have come to realize there are so many different kinds of uncommon men and women in the world. I hope as people listen to this song, they will think about the ‘Uncommon Man’ in their life.”
MATOMA & BRANDO’S DANCEFLOOR ANTHEM “THE BENDER” GETS INCREDIBLE SET OF REMIXES
With over 2 billion worldwide streams, Matoma has ranked among Spotify’s top 40 most streamed artists worldwide. Since making his debut in 2015, the gifted DJ/producer has joined the ranks of EDM’s most popular and innovative new stars, prompting Rolling Stone to declare him the “leader of tropical house’s next big wave.”
DJC – 300 Spartans vs the PLANdemic – “The Ring of Power” video
EMERGING TORONTO RAPPER SMILEY DROPS NEW PROJECT ‘YYZ-LAX’
Smiley has been steadily gaining traction in Toronto since 2018 with his unique cadence, voice and potent production. He now shares his most realized project to date, YYZ-LAX, a body of work recorded while traveling between Toronto and California, with every song on the project representing a specific experience on his timeline. In celebration of the release, he also dropped an artistic visual for “90210,”
DaniLeigh – the sultry, street-savvy R&B/hip-hop starlet who has amassed over 2 billion combined global streams and continues to light up the internet with viral moments – releases her new single “Dominican Mami” featuring Fivio Foreign today via Def Jam Recordings. “Dominican Mami” is the latest single from Dani’s upcoming album and follows up the hit collab “Levi High” featuring Da Baby which has garnered over 30 million streams and over 10 million YouTube views. The video for “Dominican Mami,” shot on location in the Dominican Republic, is set to debut on June 5th.
Ruby Red Releases Hypnotic New Track “Desert Star”
Indie-pop duo, Ruby Red released their captivating single, “Desert Star,” a dreamy and atmospheric track about feeling small and lost in the vastness of the universe. The hypnotic pulse of the beat grabs the listeners’ attention, while the unique soundscapes and lyrics leave you mesmerized. “Desert Star” is now available on digital music platforms worldwide.
The UK’s Trap Metal Prodigy BVDLVD Comes All Guns Blazing On ‘LUNATIC’ – Available Everywhere Now
BVDLVD (pronounced ‘Badlad’) delivers his latest studio album ‘LUNATIC’ – available everywhere today via MOVES Recordings – jam-packed with his trademark abrasive concoction of trap, industrial metal, and hip hop, defining him as a true pioneer of the trap metal movement coming out of the UK – LISTEN HERE.
The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, are pleased to announce the release of a new podcast miniseries titled Up All Nite with Prince, produced with 89.3 The Current. These episodes, which mark the next chapter in The Prince Estate’s ongoing Official Prince Podcast feed, were created by the same team that crafted the Webby Award-nominated podcast Prince: The Story of 1999. The first episode of the new miniseries is available now.
DESTINY ROGERS RELEASES ‘GREAT ESCAPE’ EP — SHARES VIDEO FOR “ON 11”
The EP also includes previously released tracks “Euphoria” and “Lo Lo” ft. Guapdad 4000 and P-Lo. Great Escape sees Destiny teaming up with Grammy-Award winning songwriter/producer team The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Cardi B) once again for anthemic tracks that showcase her poignant storytelling and pop/R&B hybrid vocals.
“I went through a moment in my life where my expectations for how things should look or feel didn’t really match my reality,” Essy admits. “Things I once thought were perfect, weren’t. This EP is about learning to roll with the punches, but not compromising who I am or what I want no matter how hard life hits. It’s a compilation of feelings or moments in time where I felt like I was becoming second in my own life. This album is about learning to take feelings of insecurity and confusion and turn them into a silver lining.”
Bob Marley: Legacy Documentary Series Continues: Episode Four – Rhythm of The Game. Tuff Gong FC Partners with FIFA For Limited Edition Soccer Kit
Today, episode four of Bob Marley’s Legacy documentary series was released; this time exploring Bob’s well known love of soccer and his longstanding connection between the game and his music. Delving deep into the archives, never before told anecdotes are revealed on Bob’s life and his impact on the world. Rhythm of the Game is available on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel –
machinegum have shared live performance videos, “Kubes” and “Knots” off of their debut LP, Conduit. The performance was part of AV Club’s “House Shows.” In addition to the two live performances there was an exclusive interview conducted by the band. The songs were performed by Fab Moretti, Ian Devaney & Martin Bonventre.
Kayla Nicole & YK Osiris Link Up For “Think About Me” Single
“Think About Me” showcases Kayla Nicole’s vocal abilities, with the assist of YK Osiris, a notable new voice in R&B, and a member of last year’s XXL Freshman Class. Kayla Nicole’s personality shines through on “Think About Me” and listeners will be able to connect with her lyrics, as well as be mesmerized by her sound with YK Osiris offering a welcomed contrast to both. According to Kayla, “The beat was a vibe and my writing inspiration was based on my current situation and relationship, as I always do. I felt like the song also needed a response from the boy’s perspective, so YK was perfect.”
Bleed From Within Release Official Video For Title Track “Fracture”
“A departure from our typical approach, Fracture proved to be a massive challenge during the writing process. We’ve pushed ourselves as song writers on this album and this track in particular is a perfect example of how we are evolving as a group. The lyrics are also brutally honest. I’m sure our fans will be able to relate,” states BLEED FROM WITHIN about the release.
COUNTRY ARTIST ORVILLE PECK ANNOUNCES NEW EP SHOW PONY FEATURING DUET WITH GLOBAL ICON SHANIA TWAIN
Columbia Records is proud to announce Show Pony, the eagerly awaited EP from country artist and songwriter Orville Peck. The self-produced 6 track EP is an evolution of Peck’s debut album Pony, which was released in March 2019, and features all new songs including a duet with reigning Queen of Country Pop and Global Icon Shania Twain, as well as a cover of Bobbie Gentry’s “Fancy”. Show Pony will be available globally on June 12th –
NYC Collective Release “Intoxicating” New EP
Today, Gideon King & City Blog continue their sonic evolution with the release of ‘Love Knot,’ their dazzling, three-song EP. Hinting at everything from Seal and Lianne La Havas to Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan, the collection is both sophisticated and accessible, weaving its way through unexpected changes with lush arrangements and addictive hooks that blur the lines between jazz, rock, folk, and soul. King’s gifts as a writer and instrumentalist are on full display here, but more than anything, ‘Love Knot’ is a testament to the chemistry he’s able to generate with his bandmates in GKCB, an all-star group whose virtuosity adds up to far more than the sum of its parts.
PHIL GOOD RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “EVERYTHING’S GOOD”
“Even though I’m sarcastically saying that ‘everything’s good’ in the song, I think it’s important to be optimistic and remind yourself and those around you that things could always be much worse,” shared Phil. “You’re still here, reading this on your phone, maybe on the couch or the toilet.. who knows. But you’re alive and breathing and that alone is pretty ‘everything’s good’ right now.”