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Kenny Roby Shares “Old Love” Video

“This was the first song I wrote at the beginning of the break up of my marriage. It was just a few days after the lightning bolts hit in the those initial conversations. I have no idea where it came from,” explains Roby. “I picked up the guitar and started strumming and singing the pre-chorus and chorus one morning. Then it just churned in my head after that for a few days and I wrote the two verses. Three months later it was the first song Neal Casal heard of this batch of new songs that would become ‘The Reservoir’ album.”

VIDEO PREMIERE: Kenny Roby Conveys Introspective Wonders on David Schools Produced “Old Love”

Pretenders release new video

The Pretenders are celebrating tomorrow’s release of their 11th studio album, Hate for Sale, with a new video for the stunning soulful ballad, “You Can’t Hurt A Fool.” Hate For Sale was heralded with a number of singles, including “The Buzz,” “Hate For Sale,” “Turf Accountant Daddy,” and “Didn’t Want To Be This Lonely,” all of which are accompanied by official companion videos streaming now at the official Pretenders YouTube channel. Hate For Sale will be available tomorrow, July 17, via BMG on CD, vinyl LP, and at all DSPs.

Neck Deep goes out of this world with new single “I Revolve (Around You)”

“‘I Revolve (Around You)’ is a song about love on a planetary scale,” shares frontman Ben Barlow of the single; “It is one big metaphor, comparing love to the movement of the planets. Picturing love on that scale really makes everything else seem small and insignificant. The song comes at a point of epiphany on the record- the realization that despite life’s trials and tribulations, love conquers all.”

Sarah Darling – Track: Wide Open Spaces (The Campfire Sessions)

Collaborating with writers and producers in Nashville, Los Angeles and in the UK, Iowa native Sarah Darling has developed a distinct and contemporary county sound. Her newest album, Wonderland, which includes the radio single “Call Me”, reached #1 on the official UK country album charts. Earlier releases include the album Dream Countryand her EP Home to Me, the title track of which was featured on Sirius XM’s The Highway and became the top-selling digital single from a new female artist that year.


Sir Winston makes his return with blazing new single in ‘Hollywood Hills’

“I’m alone in a house in the Hollywood Hills,” the vocals ring out over beats that will ring true to any fan of LCD Soundsystem or Future Islands. “My girl passed out on the wrong pills,” he continues. Confusion and panic takes over the narrative of ‘Hollywood Hills’ as Sir Winston’s protagonist tries to gain some kind of sanity. “This track was written about a real experience that occurred in the Hollywood Hills, however the track was recorded at Transmitter Studios in Greenpoint Brooklyn New York.

SNØGG: Invisible Oranges debuts Slovenian ambient/experimental black metal duo’s ‘Ritual of the Sun’; album out tomorrow

Slovenian duo Snøgg’s most ambient offering, Ritual of the Sun, comes tomorrow (17th July) on CD and digital formats, and Invisible Oranges is hosting the advance streaming of this opus alongside a review. This sophomore album, arranged as a single 37-minute track and constructed by Snøgg alongside additional musicians, is based on myths and legends of the different sun-worshiping religions.


Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum artist Logic gets back to the roots of his craft with the completion of his new album, NO PRESSURE, set to arrive at all DSPs on July 24th via Def Jam Record­ings/Vision­ary Music Group.

Debut single from Ice Island – “The General”

Quote from Hawley, regarding the track: “The creative process involved taking in a lot of big, open rural environments, connecting with nature and the present moment which previously, had been difficult for me. As a vintage furniture/antique dealer, I’ve had a lot of opportunities for road trips and meeting a variety of interesting people. Leading up to the creation of Ice Island, I’d been primarily listening to old country western, bluegrass as well as science fiction soundtracks and a few younger electronic artists I discovered. That combined with previous influences/experience all helped me to re-approach my writing in a fresh, meaningful way.”

Jacksonville Rapper, Brokeasf Shares Video For “Tooley”

Up and coming 18-year-old Jacksonville rapper, Brokeasf shares his latest track “Tooley”along with an accompanying video, which premiered on Worldstar, today. The forthright and hypnotic track comes shortly after the Cinematic Music Group’s artists’ last track, “Za” which has gone on to rack up over 250 thousand views on YouTube. “Tooley” is another street banger where he continues to spill his guts sharing his cutthroat lyrics with his listeners. Earlier this year he made waves releasing his single “Comments.” The track sparked a trend on TikTok and now has over 200 thousand creates to the song. This year the Florida native will continue to release new music.


Rapper and singer, TyFontaine, releases his latest single “Duse and Juice” featuring Lil Keed today via 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. The first single to be released following his eclectic debut album 1800, TyFontaine returns with playful energy and catchy lyrics in the summer party anthem. Beloved by fans for his range as a songwriter with work spanning from the 80s inspired “Moments” to the mosh pit energy of “Huh,” TyFontaine notes “I’m always trying to go into different sounds,” says Ty. “After I make one type of song, I don’t ever want to make the same thing again.”


Texas-based duo Surfaces have announced an extended version of their collaborative single “Learn To Fly” with legendary multi-GRAMMY Award winning Elton John, along with an accompanying extended music video, both out now. The extended video was directed by Ivan Dixon (Childish Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer”) and produced by Sean Zwan from Studio Showoff. Released on June 12 via 10K Projects, the original version of “Learn To Fly” has since accumulated over 13.5 million global combined streams.


David Guetta and MORTEN’s innovative records reflect their vision for the future of electronic dance music and have been inspired by a desire to unite mainstage and underground sounds. Their project titled ‘Future Rave’ has swooped through the industry, receiving praise from DJs and fans alike. Track after track, the buzz around their releases just grows bigger and more exciting each time, and this energy has led to the new EP out today.

Our Father – New Song from Melanie Waldman and Michael Farren

Recording Artist and Public Speaker Melanie Waldman is devoted to writing and leading songs that point people to Jesus. The award winning songwriter uses her musical gifts to help create intimate moments for people to connect with God. Melanie was previously part of the duo Mercy Shore and now leads worship weekly at Liquid Church in Garwood, New Jersey, where she also leads several small groups on their journey with Christ. As a gifted songwriter, Melanie has created songs that are being sung by churches and people across the United States.

Powfu Releases New Track and Visual for “17again”

Rising lo-fi artist Powfu has shared a new song, “17again,” today. Accompanying the release of the acoustic-driven song is a new DIY-style visual that was created and edited by Powfu’s frequent collaborator and cousin Meliodic in his hometown near Vancouver.

Tyla Yaweh + DaBaby Release “Stuntin’ On You” + Video Out Now, RAGER BØY Coming Soon!!

“Stuntin’ On You” seamlessly marries Tyla’s effortless delivery and DaBaby’s enthralling double-time flows, making for one of Tyla’s smoothest collaborations yet. The a bonafide summer anthem is full of exuberant energy in which Tyla begins and ends his verse paying homage to a key innovator on the “Stuntin'” timeline, Cash Money, briefly paying homage to Juvenile’s famous “Ha” flow and dropping a “bling bling” reference to close it out. His partner in rhyme, DaBaby, never has any issues delivering bars of opulence himself. The combo is searing, and the results shine brightly.


The Kid LAROI pens an open letter and final goodbye to Juice WRLD in the emotionally stirring new song “Tell Me Why”. In this moving soliloquy, LAROI opens up about heartbreak and battles with saying his final goodbyes to lost loved ones.

New Music From blackbear “everything means nothing” Out Now On Beartrap / Alamo / Interscope Records

Today, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter & producer blackbear drops three new tracks – “i feel bad,” “i feel 2 much” & “i felt that” – as he continues to build the hype for his highly-anticipated album everything means nothing. The 12-track album will be available August 21, 2020 via Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope Records and is available for pre-order now. Additionally, blackbear has announced the album tracklisting, which includes features from Lauv and Trevor Daniels, as well as a Marshmello produced track.

Blackbear announces ‘Everything Means Nothing’

New Music from Ellie Goulding- “Brightest Blue” Available Now on Interscope Records


Ping-ponging between hard-hitting bangers and melodic rap jams, StaySolidRocky has perfected a unique adlib style of approaching playful lyrics over somber piano beats. Demonstrating his wide-ranging talent in a vibrant 7-track project, Rocky shares Fallin’, his debut EP via Columbia Records. The 19-year old touches on the harsh realities of falling through life with everything going on around him but understanding some of the temporary happiness is a devil in disguise.


Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a Kygo, teams up with the incomparable, brilliant, and legendary Grammy Award winning superstar Tina Turner to unveil a remake of “What’s Love Got To Do With It” – Turner’s iconic #1 song that was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and is included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

KUU: the hedonistic new collaboration between Riton and Alex Metric, unveils debut single ‘How Could I Ever’

Grammy-winning producers Riton and Alex Metric have launched a new collaborative project KUU with debut single ‘How Could I Ever’, out 17th July on Diplo’s Higher Ground label.

Kevin Knapp, Mat.Joe, and Maximono Come Together on ‘Drummer Loco’

Three stars align on DIRTYBIRD’s latest: Kevin Knapp, Mat.Joe, and Maximono. Together, they’ve crafted a low-end heater in ‘Drummer Loco.’

‘Drummer Loco’ is a frenetic composition fitting of its title. Its percussion-forward, with tribal-tinged rhythms leading the charge. Around this foundation, the collaborators add a large dose of funk to the mix through the track’s grooving bassline, and licks of vocals by Knapp.

Rising Star Nyah Grace Releases Double A-Side

Nyah Grace is a teenage prodigy with an old soul, a love of new tech, an astonishing voice, and a knack for telling stories. Her early singles have signposted her limitless potential, resulting in initial airplay at Radio 1, 1Xtra and Jazz FM, plus live performance for Link Up TV and Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality Climate Change event. Those supporters demonstrate the breadth of her appeal. She’s a teenage artist who naturally connects with her generation, while also having the ability to crossover into a mainstream audience.

Shotgun Revolution presents their 3rd single ‘Under the Surface’

With more than a million streams across major streaming platforms and the very successful releases of their first two singles, being placed in rotation on national and international radio-stations as well as playlisted on various streaming platforms, SHOTGUN REVOLUTION have once again proven that they’re a force to be reckoned with. Today the band presents their third single ‘Under The Surface’, with an accompanying video featuring footage from the making of the track in sunny Los Angeles.


“When I first heard Jasmine’s voice on this song, I was blown away by it and knew I wanted to work with her on ‘Funny,'” says Zedd. “There’s so much emotion and energy in this song and Jasmine’s voice captures it perfectly.”

CLUB PARADISE unveil new synth-rock anthem ‘Growing Up’

Exciting Newcastle four-piece Club Paradise kicked off the year on a high with the release of “Teenagers” and now look to keep momentum going despite lockdown as they unveil their latest anthem “Growing Up”.

Bearcraft weaves vivid imagery, drama and peril with enchanting ‘Outside in the Morning Snow’

Taken from their forthcoming electronically charged LP, ‘Fabrefactions’, out on 4th September, the track explores the essence of acceptance of impending doom from fractious political factions or forces of nature. Speaking about the track, Dicky said, “When life, as Stephen Pinker puts it, is a battle against entropic forces, peril is always close. Morning Snow is about that, and about the solace that can be found in accepting this foreboding reality. ”

Wuh Oh unveils video for Softstyle

Directed by Glasgow based digital artist, animator and game designer ZONES/Joe Crogan, the visual stars Wuh Oh as a video game avatar transporting himself to a Mad Max style dimension, fending off guitar wielding, monster truck driving and basketball playing goblins, perfectly capturing the retro arcade game style.

Faul & Wad drop new single ‘Oye Como Va’

Platinum-certified French duo Faul & Wad have dropped their new single ‘Oye Como Va’, out now on Ultra.

A cover of the Santana classic of the same name, ‘Oye Como Va’ sees Faul & Wad turn the original into a feelgood summer club jam, fit with rousing kick drums and a pumping bassline. The accompanying visualiser ramps up the summer vibes further, showing footage of sunkissed cities.


After the release of their sublime sophomore album ‘Life After’ last summer followed by sold-out UK, European and debut North American tours, London band Palace today release their brand new track ‘Someday, Somewhere’. The song predates ‘Life After’ and although it didn’t feature on the album, it has been regularly played on the road over the last few years, becoming a much-loved live set exclusive. ‘Someday, Somewhere’ exudes the laid-back charm and harmony of Palace’s debut EP ‘Lost In The Night’ that earned them legions of fans seemingly overnight back in 2014 – listen below.

NEWS: L.A. punk legends Divine Horsemen (Chris D., Julie Christiansen) release first new single in 32 years, “Mystery Writers”

Divine Horsemen, the punk unit that tore up the Los Angeles music scene in the ’80s, return with a vengeance on July 17, 2020 with the rampaging new single “Mystery Writers.”

The song, a prelude to the release of an all-new 13-track collection, Hot Rise of an Ice Cream Phoenix, due later in 2020, reunites the co-founding members of the band, vocalists Chris Desjardins (a.k.a. Chris D., also the principal songwriter) and Julie Christensen.

The Allergies’ new album invites you to ‘Say the Word’, out today on Jalapeno

Off the back of the inescapably addictive funk rattle ‘n’ romp ‘Felony’, The Allergies are out to provide the soundtrack to your summer with ‘Say the Word’. The Bristol duo of Rackabeat and DJ Moneyshot continue their patent blend of fat laced hip-hop and funk for the hip bone, ready and waiting to tear the ring pull off so the party can flood out.

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