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Corb Lund’s new studio album Agricultural Tragic is available today via New West Records. The 12-song set is his first album of original material in five years and follows his acclaimed Things That Can’t Be Undone (2015), and the Cover Your Tracks EP (2019). Met with acclaim, No Depression state, “Eloquent and plainspoken, the excellent Agricultural Tragic finds the affable country rocker exploring his roots as a rancher and rodeo rider while striving to adapt this traditional identity to the challenging modern world…
Emerging R&B Singer-Songwriter/Producer Jayla Darden Returns with “Demonstration”
With a beat inspired by the works of Timbaland and Missy Elliot, this song is about needing action over words and promises. “Demonstration” which was written, produced and engineered by Jayla herself will be the first of many glimpses into Jayla’s Quarantine Creations. This single will be released with a visualizer and will continue to feed the marketplace and establish her as an artist.
MIA ARIANNAA RELEASES NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “WHAT WAS I THINKING?”
About the signing, Rico commented, “Mia Ariannaa is a total superstar. She’s the full package. She has such a distinct vocal tone that I believe will set her apart from many of her other incredibly talented peers. She’s one of those rare superstars you meet once-in-a-lifetime who not only does it all, but succeeds at the highest level too. It’s an honor to join forces with Epic Records to give her the platform she deserves to boss up.”
Sam Rae releases gorgeous video for new single, “Colors of the Highway”
Blending classical roots with an improvisational past Sam Rae brings a sense of wonder to her now alternative folk music. Compelling and from a past life, her music will encourage you to consider the living space in between the notes.
Blake Rose Releases ‘Ordinary People’
Speaking about the song, Blake reveals, “I don’t fall for people very easily, but when I do it’s hard and very spontaneous. I was hanging out with this girl for no longer than a week, but I fell head over heels and this song is a result of that. It’s a word for word recount of exactly what happened during that brief but unforgettable period of time.”
New Music from 6LACK “6pc Hot EP” Out Now On LVRN/Interscope Records
Right after summer officially hits, 6LACK (LVRN/Interscope Records) serves up his newest EP 6 PC HOT for the world. It features production from Timbaland, Fwdslxsh, Gravez, STWO, and more as well as one guest feature from Lil Baby. Aside from the music, he has a lot of news to announce as well.
Fans can enter an augmented reality chicken shop pictured on the EP cover via Instagram to view merch, including the hot sauce, tied to the project. It can be found by searching “6pc hot” in the IG filter search menu.
LIL LOADED AND YG TEAM UP FOR THE REMIX TO “GANG UNIT”
Loaded has continuously released new music in 2020 while racking up cosigns along the way. Feeding the streets with anthems like “Hit Em Up,” “Shotta Shit” and “Avatar,” ft. King Von, the stage is set for the , the Dallas, Texas phenom to breakout.
Known for post punk, new wave and Spanish rhythms, the Amsterdam-based band Rex explore topics on the darker side of life. In a chaotic whirlwind of lost love, loneliness and companionship, the band release their self-titled debut EP ‘Rex’.
“Estereomance” is a feel-good record that mixes their multicultural influences to create a tasteful blend of vintage soul mixed with modern bedroom and dramatic Latin pop. The 7-song breezy collection is about discovering self-empowerment by overcoming the struggle experienced in life, finding optimism by forgetting the past and looking up for the future.
Multimillion-selling R&B/pop pioneer and seven-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Toni Braxton is joined by the legendary Missy Elliott for a remix of “Do It.” On the track, Braxton pulls inspiration from her own experiences and shares advice for anyone struggling with the decision to end an unhealthy relationship. The original version of “Do It” is a Top 10 iTunes R&B single and is Top 5 on the Adult R&B Chart.
Blak Madeen Fights The Good Fight With New Single “Teachin On” Feat Sadat X
Blak Madeen (Al-J & Yusuf Abdul Mateen) return after the success of their last video Dangerous Artform with a new single and lyric video Teachin On featuring Sadat X of Brand Nubian. The song speaks to the good fight being fought by lyricists trying to educate in the rap game. “Hip Hop is always a platform to teach, regardless of what the popular trend is. Thats what made groups like Brand Nubian legendary and so inspirational to us” says Yusuf. “Power in numbers. Strength!” says Al-J. The track is produced by C-Doc who provides the classic landscape for the MC’s to cultivate gems and for DJ Slipwax to execute outro cuts. The lyric video is directed by Sando Films who uses explicit imagery to highlight the message. Check out the video on youtube and the single on your preferred digital streaming platform. Peace!
Big Boi & Sleepy Brown – ‘Can’t Sleep’ Video
New Releases for June 26, 2020 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.
Young Dolph Celebrates What He’s Earned with New Vid, “Blue Diamonds”
“You know I’m forever pop it how I wanna pop it. However I want it. Whenever I want it.” What Young Dolph wants, he gets. Through his storytelling, Dolph has repeatedly shared with us that against the odds, he learned and earned his way to the top where he can do whatever he damn well pleases. Dolph’s core values of embracing loyalty, being real, taking care of his family – blood and extended, celebrating wins, and simultaneously loving the extravagant as much as the simple pleasures of life, are all evident in his new video, “Blue Diamonds.”
Learning to embrace the beauty in liminal states is the theme that runs throughout each track on singer-songwriter Zaac Pick’s long-awaited sophomore album, Passages. The eight-track album is a reflective and raw collection of songs that explore the ambiguities and complexities of desire, masculinity, mental health, disillusionment, and finding strength, with a hopeful and often poetic honesty.
Lucy and the Rats have a new video for their track “On Fire” from the band’s upcoming LP Got Lucky out on July 3rd via Stardumb Records, Surfin’ Ki (LP), and Dirty Water Records (CD). Led by Australian vocalist/bassist Lucy Ellis, formerly of the pop-punk outfit The Spazzys, she is joined by guitarists Joe Tolosa and Liam Brody, as well as drummer Manu Santos. Additionally, famed Australian musician and tattoo artist Johnny Casino provides guest guitar work on the upcoming record.
video: JABEE, “PRAYING HANDS”
Jabee has toured with Run the Jewels and Murs. Jabee says his new single “was the last song I recorded for the album. I just felt like this was what it was missing. I wanted to talk about some things that are going on where I’m from.”
Late July (Nicole Simone) is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter. Her music is described as orchestral pop. The vibrant redhead has a haunting voice and unique style that draws on indie rock and cinematic energy.
Born on an official hang over day. A spicy pisces. Does not eat fish (or other animals). Born in Toronto. Spent a good portion of her childhood in So-Cal. Considers herself bi-coastal. First generation Canadian via Sicily. Feels most at home eating around knives.
Trance Wax, the nostalgia infused alias of Ejeca, releases first original recordings
One of Belfast’s finest musical exports, DJ and producer Garry McCartney has become a prominent figure in the melodic techno world.
Releases on Sasha’s Last Night on Earth, Shall Not Fade, Tusk Wax, Aus and BPitch Control has made him a mainstay of the U.K. house and techno scene, with a recent BBC Radio 1 Hottest Record nod for ‘Ekstac’ from Annie Mac.
Southern California based Weathers is lead singer Cameron Boyer, guitarist Cameron Olsen, bassist Brennen Bates, and drummer Cole Carson. Having gone through some challenging events in his past, Boyer wanted to process the band’s struggles through songwriting. He felt compelled to make feel-good songs that created a world similar to that of a John Hughes movie. The Breakfast Club, for example, shows that how people act and look on the outside is not always how they feel on the inside. Everyone is going through something no matter how ‘together’ they might look. The band’s story is all about growing up and coming into their own and includes themes of social anxiety, mental health, and the struggles that come along with it. What has emerged is “this messy, glitchy sound that makes you want to cry, while jumping up and down at the same time.”
YG AND SHORELINE MAFIA TEAM UP FOR “GANGSTAS & SIPPAS” WITH Q DA FOOL
Setting the West Coast ablaze with their party-positive rhymes, Shoreline Mafia has the ear of L.A.’s rap royalty. Teaming up with one of their city’s biggest stars for an action-packed remix, Shoreline shares “Gangstas & Sippas” (Remix) ft. YG. A relentless slapper inspired by a 2008 Too $hort’s cult hit, “Gangstas & Sippas” was the first new Shoreline track of 2020, boasting standout verses from OhGeesy and Q Da Fool and an instantly memorable hook from Fenix Flexin.
RENCE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SOMETIMES THINGS JUST FALL APART” TODAY
“Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart” pairs his delicate delivery with soft solo acoustic guitar. As the strings squeak, his voice slips into a heavenly harmony with the admission, “Sometimes things just fall apart, and you never know, how they’ll go.” Directed by Daniel Jordan K of buzzing music video and media collective Overcast, the accompanying visual opens with Rence in a pool surrounded by Polaroids. Emerging from submersion and into the sunlight, the clip follows his journey to the tip of a mountain and acceptance under gorgeous blue skies. It might just be his most inspiring video yet. The visual premiered earlier today via TMRW Magazine, who said, “The uplifting track with an earworm chorus that won’t get out of your head long after you’ve listened is one of Rence’s best singles yet.”
Los Angeles Band Ænly Release New Single Titled “Up In Smoke” to All Digital Outlets!
“Up In Smoke is a depiction of ones internal anger, frustration and feeling of suffocating in the midst of a chaotic world filled with tension and uncertainty. The song touches on a lack of control in our current situation and the ability to renew our selves, bounce back and settle with our past” says the band.
Carrington MacDuffie’s New Single “Precious Kisses” Available Now
Rising Indie singer / songwriter CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE has created yet another single of cosmic proportion to charm the airwaves titled, “Precious Kisses.” The single plays hand in hand with the summer solstice to signify the heartbeat sound of the season that lingers until next summer’s romance returns. “Precious Kisses” presents a retro pop spin on a modern indie track and serves as a reminiscent portal through life’s deeper moments viewed with light energy rather than regret. “Precious Kisses” is available on all streaming services with an exclusive lyric video premiere by Digital Journal.
JMAYZ – “Pwarty”
ALT-POP ENCHANTRESS ROYAL & THE SERPENT IS FEELING “OVERWHELMED” IN ATLANTIC RECORDS DEBUT SINGLE
“When I wrote ‘Overwhelmed’ I was in a place of feeling really neurotic and over-stimulated,” Royal & the Serpent says. “The song is sort of me explaining what my life was like at that moment—this feeling of needing to be in control of everything and experiencing a constant sensory overload.”
IRATION Releases “Coastin'”
“‘Coastin” is a song about slowing down and letting the world and life come to you,” shares lead vocalist/guitarist Micah Pueschel.
On the new track August Brodie shares: “Selfish” is a song that I’m sure anyone who’s been in a relationship can relate to, it’s about the moment in your life where you stop living to please someone else and start living for yourself. Too many times have I given my all to someone who doesn’t give it back, and I want my fans and listeners to know that sometimes it’s ok to do what’s best for them. Being selfish is often seen as a negative trait, but I think this song helps to think about it in a different light.”
Austin-Based Alt- Rockers The Dragon Berries Address Toxic Relationships in New Single Out via Good Night Magazine
The band states, “Get on My Side” is a song that portrays experiences from an unhealthy relationship. Oftentimes, we find ourselves in a situation where the toxicity of a relationship is what keeps us coming back for more. The tone of the song as a whole was intended to capture that dark, yet satisfying feeling of dysfunctional romance. It presents that the best way to overcome a troubled relationship is to leave it. In this case, leaving in a civil manner and coming to terms with what isn’t meant to be.”
Me Quedo Con Lo Bueno by Tita OUT NOW
The phantasmagoric track is the third single from her forthcoming EP “TODO ES MENTAL,” set to be released later this year. It incorporates indie/rock guitar riffs, jazzy trombone, and dark synth, all juxtaposed by Tita’s sweet vocals for an overall eclectic sound. As Tita has stated, production is also influenced by hip-hop sounds, like 808’s and some drum sounds and patterns. Cherry on top is a jazzy trombone that gets you in a mood. Like the rest of “TODO ES MENTAL,” the single is an honest exploration of human connection and emotion that reflects Tita’s new style.
The Kickdrums Premiere “Sunshine Guy” – 2nd Single from Upcoming EP
The Kickdrums returned today with “Sunshine Guy” – an ethereal burst of indie rock melancholia that lyrically reflects the strange days that we’re trudging through so far in 2020. While the song was written before we lived in a state of pandemic, it perfectly encapsulates the emotional rollercoaster and weird state of mind that most of us have experienced since being locked in quarantine. The song is built on layers of synths intricately arranged and intertwined with a bouncing bassline and reflexive percussion to create a soundscape that feels both otherworldly and intimately relatable. You can stream “Sunshine Guy” now or enjoy the visualizer on YouTube and most of your other favorite streaming platforms.
RISING POP STAR LIVVIA RELEASES NEW TRACK | LISTEN TO “BEAUTIFUL ESCAPE” NOW!
Performing since she was a teenager, LIVVIA graduated from UC Berkley while still heavily pursuing her music career. Her continuous grind led to representation by CAA, which she describes as her “Wizard of Oz” moment. “Just walking through those doors had me in complete awe,” LIVVIA says. “That was the moment I realized it was time to come out of the studio and start performing. It was really special.”
Brooklyn based soulful pop artist Mima Good has just released “Granddaddy”, the third single off her upcoming album. The singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist has been working on an exploratory, genre-bending collection of songs for the past year in her home studio. From a closet vocal booth covered in red velvet, Mima playfully serenades her microphone with youthful woes from a troubled world.
New music: Rence ‘Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart’
Regarding the track, Rence commented, “This song is about coming to terms with what is out of your control. I’d been trying so desperately to figure out why one thing or another didn’t go my way, and I was struggling with these big questions of purpose and fulfillment. This song is the remedy—sometimes, things are just gonna fall apart no matter how hard you try, and that is OK.”
Acclaimed Indie-Americana, Folk-Rock Artist, Luke Dowler, Announces Visually Stunning Video viaV13.net
Dowler commented, “I wrote this while I was working with longtime Bruce Springsteen engineer and producer, Toby Scott. I sent him a bunch of demos and ideas and we got together after he had listened through them, and he basically told me that I needed to go back to the drawing board. He picked through the ideas and let me know what wasn’t working with each one. I can’t lie, it was a tough two hours, but he was basically right. I went home and started writing ‘Going To Montana’ and tracked a demo by the end of the week. From there I sent it over to Levi Stugelmeyer (Caitlyn Smith, The Cactus Blossoms) in Minneapolis and we worked on it remotely before it was mastered by Grammy winner, Huntley Miller.”
The 12 songs on lovelosslove explore the ways of experiencing loss and love, two feelings that are so tightly intertwined that they sometimes feel seamless, like a continuous thread. Loss is another color of love, which is why it hurts so much. After losing her mother two years ago to a six year cancer battle, Ella Joy Meir (Iris Lune) has been piecing her life together, trying to make sense of it all and trying to navigate a world without her mom’s physical presence. Her loss split Meir’s heart in half, leaving a distinct line between everything before and after that day. These songs are her own journey as she unfolds this new reality and dives deep into the core of things, to the most vulnerable of places of herself, places she cannot hide from. There are blue-gray summers and open wounds but also treasures and havens, waiting to be found. There is darkness and grief, but also light and hope.
Lil Durk’s Deluxe Version of ‘Just Cause Y’all Waited 2’ Is Out Today
Released today, the deluxe edition of Lil Durk’s Just Cause Y’all Waited II features seven new gems that solidify the Chicago rapper’s undeniable legacy. Produced by Turnmeupjosh, “When We Shoot” features an ode to the late Nipsey Hussle and Durk’s allegiance to the streets. In addition to a cautious tale of deceitful friends on”Watch Your Homies,” Durk’s official “Outro” showcases his growth as an MC and go-to collaborator.
GALXARA RELEASES VULNERABLE NEW SONG “LOVING NOBODY”
The self-shot video allowed GALXARA to fully express herself and the feelings conveyed in the moving track about the loneliness of being an artist. “‘Loving Nobody’ is one of the most honest, real & emotional songs I’ve ever written. All I know is I just want people to hear this song and not only experience, but welcome all the heartbreaking, raw and deep emotions like I did when I wrote it because it comes from a very real place in my heart,” says GALXARA. “The ‘Loving Nobody’ music video was filmed entirely in my living room during quarantine. I did all my own styling, hair and makeup and it was very exciting & freeing to have the ability to control all aspects of the video.”
THE SEA THE SEA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “A THOUSAND YEARS”
Fresh off the release of their most recent single, “Parachute,” the indie folk duo is dropping their newest track, “A Thousand Years.” Of the track Glide Magazine says, “Showcasing the duo’s harmony-driven vocals, piercing, heartfelt lyrics, and their delicately complex guitar playing, the song is a beautifully restrained meditation on stillness and clarity. Of course, in a world swirling with sickness, injustice and a general sense of chaos, these themes resonate with all of us looking for an escape from the madness. Luckily, we still have music and a song like “A Thousand Years” – with its lush folk-pop soundtrack – remind us to savor the moment.”