@skopemag news – wednesday – july 15, 2020 @ 1 pm est

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Naaz – “Mute Love:”

Originally written lamenting the time spent away from her best friend while touring, Naaz’s new single ‘Mute Love’ addresses that and the positivity that unrelenting friendships, like that one, can have. “‘Mute Love’ is a song about the bright side of missing somebody,” she explains, “it is when you do not need to physically be present, in order to be heard, seen and touched.”


Miles Graham’s latest track ‘Don’t Change’ resulted in him performing the single live on Radio 5 and a stunning version of Dido’s Thank You, and picking up further airplay from BBC Introducing. It accelerated a fresh stage in the Irish singer-songwriter’s career, having previously scored international dance hits alongside Don Diablo and L’Tric, as well as being playlisted on Radio 2 for his breakthrough moment ‘I Can’t Love You Again’.

Brand new rock-duo The Doves is ready with a kick-ass debut single

THE DOVES is a brand new rock-duo from the outskirts of Copenhagen, delivering hard hitting drum grooves and dirty guitar riffs, combined with sexy vocals and a catchy hook. If you like your Royal Blood with a mix of Nothing But Thieves, these two gents will be right up your alley. Today the duo is ready to make waves with their debut single ‘Devil’s Call’:


CHAII was inspired to create the ‘Lightswitch’ trilogy after learning more about Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979. It resulted in countless creative talents, including musicians, actors and artists, relocating to California after their work was banned in their homeland. California remains the biggest Persian music community outside of Iran over forty years later.

RAZ & AFLA return with ‘Secrets & Lies’

Dance duo Raz & Afla are back from a short break after having ignited the airwaves in early 2020 with their addictive debut ‘No Touch’. It was picked up as Mary Anne Hobbs’ ‘Near Future Track’ on 6 music, Frankie Francis’ Amazing Radio’s single of the week and gained support from Radio 1 & 1xtra’s Toddla T, Jamz Supernova, Worldwide FM and more.

Sonny Fodera Remixes Claptone And Mylo’s 2020 Hit Collaboration Of ‘Drop The Pressure’

Fodera delivers a euphoric, piano-led rework of ‘Drop The Pressure’, channeling a sound that’s been crafted with the terraces of Ibiza in mind. It follows a recent remix from German DJ and producer Purple Disco Machine, which has over 500K streams, while the original spent an entire month at #1 on the Beatport charts.

Music Video: Eli Gosling ‘Criminal Love’ – 10.07.20

Loona explained the concept behind the video “My aim was to encapsulate the feeling of young love, whilst remaining true to the artists daily experiences by capturing honest moments of him and his friends spending time together on a sunny summer day.”

New music: Hotly-tipped Scottish singer-songwriter Aaron annonunces intimate new EP ‘For My Father’ out July 31st

‘For My Father’ marks an intimate milestone in the artist’s career as he opens up fully about his childhood and the troubles he experienced throughout it.


Donovan Woods paints themes of heartache and joy, connection and redemption in such vivid hues that, even if you don’t know the characters in his songs, we all see ourselves in his narratives. It’s a skill that’s earned him a huge following around the world and high-profile credits including Tim McGraw (‘Portland, Maine’), Charles Kelley of Lady A (‘Leaving Nashville’) and Billy Currington (‘Sweet Love’).

Karolina Rose shares power-pop anthem “Runaway Angels”

“Runaway Angels” is the first single of 2020 from the US-Polish alt-pop artist, serving as the third instalment of her upcoming visual EP Rosemary.

Sleepwalkrs and HUGEL collaborate on new single ‘Magnify’

Rising UK DJ and producer SLEEPWALKRS has unveiled his brand new single ‘Magnify’, out now on Warner Records.

The track is created in collaboration with HUGEL – the huge French artist behind the famous remix of Bella Ciao, the single ‘WTF’ as well as ‘I Believe I’m Fine’ together with Robin Schulz.

Aime Simone releases intimate ‘Strange Inside’ video

Aime Simone has released the video for his brand new single ‘Strange Inside’. It is the latest song to be taken from his forthcoming debut album Say Yes, Say No out July 31st.

The video premiered with Fucking Young! and features an intimate performance from Aime filmed during lockdown in Berlin.

Nick Mulvey releases ‘Begin Again’ EP / shares new video

In the face of our urgently uncertain future, ‘Begin Again’ serves as a reminder of the rich pastures of wisdom that can be found through reconnecting with our families. It is loosely inspired by Nick’s journey to discover more about his grandmother, Mary, who died before he was born. He sought to learn more about her and was able to establish a deep connection with her through moving accounts of her teachings, rooted deeply in compassion and mutual respect. The track seeks to envelop the listener in its uplifting, sincere message of the importance of interconnection.

Paul Oakenfold & Luis Fonsi collaborate on new single ‘The World Can Wait’

World-class DJ legend Paul Oakenfold and Latin multi-Grammy award winner Luis Fonsi team up on ‘The World Can Wait’, an unexpected collaboration meshing the artists’ strengths to produce a heartfelt masterpiece. While combining Oakenfold’s uplifting, melodic synths with Fonsi’s emotional vocals, they take us on a journey where the hopes of an undeniable connection are enough to conquer the world, especially in these troubled times.


Deacon’s journey as an artist is just beginning, but his time in the spotlight matches that of a veteran musician as he follows his parents’ lead in the entertainment industry. His passion for music started early, creating hip-hop beats in the 7th grade before gradually making his way over to dance and electronic music. He aims to build a fanbase and create a genuine connection with people through his music.

MakeYouKnowLove Release ‘Don’t Need Heaven’ – Out Today

Award winning, multi-platinum songwriters and producers MakeYouKnowLove return with their enthralling track ‘Don’t Need Heaven’. To accompany the release, they reveal the epic official video – both available now via Kobalt/AWAL.

A love letter to where you live. JAMIE WEBSTER releases THIS PLACE – OUT NOW

Fast-rising ‘people’s poet’, singer-songwriter, Jamie Webster delivers a timely love song to the city he loves, crystalizing in song the pull of ‘home’ wherever the listener might be, on the emotionally-charged, This Place – OUT NOW on Modern Sky. Another peak in Webster’s expedition from hard-slogging, ex-electrician to the voice singing a generation’s loves, losses, hopes and dreams, the single offers lyrical payback for the faith of the thousands now supporting his every move.

Iyamah releases ‘Won’t Work’, the first single from forthcoming EP

“At the time, I had no idea what I was thinking when I wrote it,” Iyamah recalls. “It was the quickest song that I ever wrote. I knew I was frustrated, but I didn’t think too much about it. But every time I listened back to the demo, it became very clear to me what this song was about. And every time I sang the song, it gave me this feeling of power that I didn’t realise I needed at the time. A reminder to myself that I have boundaries, and as a woman, there’s great power in being able to say ‘no’, when something doesn’t sit right with you.

JAMES HUMPHRYS – Eagerly Anticipated Second EP ‘Memory Palace’ Out Now

Consisting of four tracks written and created off the coast of Alaska while working on a cruise ship, the EP includes recent singles, ‘Colour’ and ‘All The Same’, and pays testament to James’s ability to create multi-layered, genre-bending indie anthems brimming with optimism and energy.


Multifaceted Glaswegian composer, performer and producer Wuh Oh has released his dynamic new single ‘Softstyle’. The synth led track encompasses Wuh Oh’s signature out of the box sound and is tinged with influences from 00’s electronica.


[Out Today] Lewis Knaggs brings punchy pop-rock with “Hold On”

The London based cinematographer has forged his own path over the years as an in-demand creative, producing stunning visuals for a variety of household acts from Tom Walker, Gang of Youths, Post Malone and The XX to iconic brands like Ray-Ban and Gibson.

Miqui Brightside Shares ’19 More Days’ Single + Video

Madrid based DJ, producer and photographer Miqui Brightside shares his latest offering – the corona lock-down inspired ’19 More Days’, out July 10th. Since receiving support from GQ, Complex, Nylon, DJ Mag, Vice, The Line Of Best Fit and more, as well as collaborating with Kitsuné’s Les Gordon, releasing music on Majestic Casual and playing SXSW and venues and festivals across the US, Mexico and Europe he is proving to be a force to be reckoned with.

Coops’ new album Crimes Against Creation is out now

Today, North London lyricist Coops releases his new album ‘Crimes Against Creation’ via High Focus Records. Seeing himself as a social commentator, Coops continuously draws inspiration from everything around him and is feeling more inspired than ever. Having signed to the label in 2018 he has already released 2 poignant albums and continues to create at rapid speed.

Introducing The Goa Express | New single “Be My Friend” out now

Teenagehood, brotherhood and a love for alternative music have united THE GOA EXPRESS from the off. Hailing from the Northern industrial towns of Todmorden and Burnley before being adopted more recently by the Manchester culture carriers, they return today with the insistent garage-rock smarts of “Be My Friend”, their second single proper since being taken under the wing of Rough Trade Management (Shame, black midi etc.).