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Aristoteles “Hood Love” [Video Submission]

‘Hood Love’ is Aristoteles latest single and giving a taste of how his upcoming EP ‘Never Had’ is going to sound like. The EP is due to come out in September 2020.

Girlpuppy Shares New Single “Cheerleader”

Girlpuppy—the musical moniker of 21-year-old Becca Harvey—today shared her new single “Cheerleader.” Co-written over voice memos with Marshall Vore (Phoebe Bridgers) and Ruby Henley, and produced remotely by Vore, the song follows the late April release of her single “For You.” “It’s ironic that my first song was a love song, and this is a breakup song, and they’re both about the same person,” explains the Atlanta, Georgia-based Harvey. “I wrote this about how I just want my dog back from my ex.”

Run River North Shares “Pretty Lies” Music Video

Alternative band Run River North is continuing to make waves in 2020 with a steady stream of fresh content. Today the band is thrilled to be teaming up with American Songwriter for the exclusive premiere of their new music video “Pretty Lies.”

Run River North Share An Eerie LA Lockdown Video for “Pretty Lies”

John Famos – ‘Thinking About Victoria’

The song we are sharing with you today was initially inspired by our love for UK rockers and how they sing about love and relationships. It was about no one in particular until we played the song acoustically for a friend of ours who had recently broken up with his long term girlfriend named Victoria.

The Ones You Forgot Release New Single “Something For Me”

“Something For Me embraces the freedom of escaping an unhealthy relationship, and the struggle that unfortunately comes along with it. It’s all about realizing the love you deserve and learning that it’s not fair for you to keep waiting for respect, especially when you repeatedly ask for it. One of the most frustrating parts, is when you still crave that person even when you know they are only killing you from the inside out.”

VIDEO: Over 250 U.S. Organizations Unite to Launch First Ever Respect for Fish Day on August 1st

In Defense of Animals and a diverse group of more than 250 organizations are launching a groundbreaking initiative for the planet’s most abused animals on August 1st, 2020. The first ever Respect for Fish Day will address many concerns about the exploitation of fish species, the dangers of aquaculture and animal cruelty, and aims to affect changes in consumption and policy.

Planningtorock Shares Video For “Drama Darling”

“Usually when I direct a video for a Planningtorock song I know what visual I wanna go for because my songs are about me and my story,” Jam explains. “‘Drama Darling’ was different. This track was not about me but rather about me facilitating Michel Gaubert’s musical vision for a new Chanel show. So I came up with the idea of the ‘PlanningtoChanel speaker’. It seemed to encapsulate precisely all the elements of lovely this collaboration. My music, Michel’s sonic vision and Chanel’s iconic chic. This is the first time I’ve ever commissioned a motion video and the first time working with Jenni Pasanen. We had a lot of fun and I look forward to our next collaboration.”

ST. SOUTH Releases Debut Album ‘Get Well Soon’ + Shares Video for “RED”       

Australian electro soul artist St. South has released her anticipated debut album Get Well Soon, and today she shares a new music video for stand-out track “RED.” St. South says about “RED,” “Sometimes people we love don’t treat us how we hope they will. Sometimes we accept their love due to lack of love for ourselves. ‘RED’ is about realizing this very sentiment and mustering the strength to walk away from someone who doesn’t treat you how you deserve to be treated.” The music video features new style hip-hop dancer Diavion with his interpretation of the track.

The Nude Party To Release “Midnight Manor” October 2nd – SPIN Premieres “Shine Your Light” Video Today

The Nude Party are set to return with their sophomore album, Midnight Manor, on October 2nd via New West Records. The 12-song set was recorded live-to-tape over six days at the Outlier Inn in upstate New York and mixed by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). Midnight Manor is the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut which Rolling Stone heralded as “equal parts ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’ Velvet Underground and Exile on Main Street Stones.”

Helvetia Shares New Song “How Does It Feel?”

Founding member Jason Albertini says of the song: “I was wondering about my depression and how it seems a really unreasonable friend that always decides to go off at the worst times, and the strategies I would use if I had a chance to talk it out with this friend. But basically having these manipulations backfire on me.”


Canadian-Dutch-Korean singer-songwriter SOMI has signed to Interscope Records as part of the label’s partnership with THEBLACKLABEL. After winning first place on Korean reality singing competition Produce 101, SOMI emerged as a solo artist in June 2019 with her single “BIRTHDAY,” which has since amassed over 53M streams worldwide on Spotify and 78M views on YouTube to date.

K-Pop Star Somi Signs With Interscope Records, Home of Blackpink (EXCLUSIVE)

Firing All Cylinders Release “Never Broken” Music Video

Southern California rockers Firing All Cylinders are back with a new music video for “Never Broken.” The band would really appreciate any coverage on Skope News.

DaBaby’s “ROCKSTAR” Dominates Billboard For Sixth Week At No. 1

After ruling the Billboard Hot 100 with three top ten appearances last week, DaBaby’s commanding lead on the music industry continues. For a sixth week, the Charlotte juggernaut holds captive the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 with his bruising single “ROCKSTAR” featuring Roddy Ricch. Along with this remarkable feat, Baby also becomes the first artist ever to notch five consecutive No. 1 records on Urban Radio.


“In these times, we all need a song that’s going to uplift us,” notes Derulo of his latest single. “Hopefully “Take You Dancing” can be a light in these trying days.”

Jason Derulo Wants to ‘Take You Dancing’ With Future TikTok Smash

Brandon Phillips and The Condition deliver communiqué about self-love, disguised as acid-drenched, boho soul, with “Sunrise”

Brandon Phillips and the Condition released the second song in their Summer Singles 2020 Series, “Sunrise” this month. The singles are available via Gran Calavera now. Brandon Phillips and the Condition includes members of The Gadjits, The Architects, and Radar State, and are supported by a huge rotating cast of Kansas City musical royalty wreck shop as a bubblegum-soul hit-factory. Trash talk aside, Brandon Phillips and The Condition do what they do with understated flex.

My Favorite Color Shares the Poignant and Darkly Funny “Funeral” Video

Delivering thoughtful bars with a plainspoken flow, My Favorite Color pours his whole being into his craft. Contemplating his mortality and how his absence would affect his friends and family, My Favorite Color shares his new music video for “Funeral.” Riding the heavenly instrumental, My Favorite Color imagines reactions of his loved ones to his death, each one grieving in their own way before eventually moving on.

Yung Mal Reunites With Lil Quill for the Flex-Heavy “Exotic” Video

Fitting assonant syllables into complex rhyme schemes, Yung Mal has the East Atlanta rap scene on lock. Reuniting with his frequent sparring partner Lil Quill, Mal shares “Exotic,” a new video. With a woozy instrumental from Pyrex Whippa, “Exotic” demonstrates the chemistry that earned Mal & Quill a legion of fans and a co-sign from Gucci Mane, as each emcee takes turns unleashing outlandish boasts: “I’m poppin’ my pockets they full of that broccoli,” spits Mal. In the video, Mal & Quill take us on a nighttime tour of their hometown, flashing obscene amounts of cash amidst the skyscrapers of downtown ATL.

Delta Spirit’s First Album In 6 Years To Be Released September 11th

Delta Spirit are set to return with their first album in six years, What Is There, on September 11th, 2020. The 10-song set was produced by the band and mixed by Tchad Blake (U2, Black Keys). Their New West Records debut follows their acclaimed 2014 studio album Into The Wide, which Uncut said Delta Spirit “… progressively unleash waves of measured ferocity… toward payoffs that are staggering in their intensity.” What Is There was recorded at Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, TX and is dedicated to the memory of their friend and musical inspiration, Richard Swift.

Delta Spirit Share the Origins of New Song “It Ain’t Easy”: Stream

BJ Thomas’ “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” Celebrates 50 Years

No umbrella needed! It is all sunshine for American pop music icon BJ Thomas as he celebrates a golden milestone for his Oscar winning classic “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.” “It’s hard to believe it’s been fifty years since “Raindrops” went #1,” Thomas reflects. “I’ve sold over 70 million records, but I have to say I am most appreciative of this song. It was a career changer for me when it came along. More than that, it was a life changer—a true blessing.”

REBELMATIC share rowdy video for “Blood and Gold”

The video was filmed at legendary Manhattan skateboarder club, Max Fish, where the band’s pre-pandemic residency was a staple of the bar’s calendar and served as home base for Rebelmatic’s fans. It captures the true essence and energy of the band’s live show, which has been described as ‘James Brown in a mosh pit’.

Video Premiere: Rebelmatic – ‘Blood and Gold’

Matt Rollings Releases “That Lucky Old Sun” Featuring Lyle Lovett, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Willie Nelson

Today, the GRAMMY Award-winning producer, piano virtuoso and first-call session superstar Matt Rollings released a new recording of “That Lucky Old Sun” featuring Lyle Lovett, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Willie Nelson. The song, which premiered at Rolling Stone, is the final pre-release single taken from Matt Rollings Mosaic, his first solo album in over thirty years out on August 14.

Pianist Matt Rollings Enlists Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett for ‘That Lucky Old Sun’

New Music From Smino, J.I.D & Kenny Beatz “Baguetti” Out Now On Zero Fatigue/ Downtown/ Interscope Records

In the wise opening words of J.I.D, “I need a minute to meditate.” On the new song “Baguetti,” Smino (Zero Fatigue/Downtown/Interscope) is joined by Dreamville’s J.I.D and superproducer Kenny Beats to grant us all three minutes to be still with our thoughts. In his typical eccentric manner, the St. Louis artist acknowledges God for not forsaking him while calling out those who haven’t dropped a metaphorical penny into the collection plate of society. J.I.D then wraps up today’s meditation session with a TED Talk-level explanation of his credentials in the music industry. Fans around the world can now set aside their daily time of peace on all platforms after they aggressively demanded an official release following a snippet.

Porter Robinson debuts DJ NOT PORTER ROBINSON remix of “Get Your Wish”

In May, Porter put on the inaugural installment of his Secret Sky festival, the online equivalent of last year’s wildly successful Second Sky, held in Oakland. This year featured livestream performances from G Jones, Jai Wolf, Kizuna AI, Madeon, San Holo, A. G. Cook, Anamanaguchi and a number of others. The livestream was broadcasted via a digital auditorium built with state-of-the-art technology and attracted more than 4 million viewers, with the Youtube chat peaking at 8,813 chats per second during Robinson’s performance of the previously unheard “Look at the Sky.”

The 1975 Release Online Exhibition for ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’

‘Notes On A Conditional Form’: an online exhibition. To accompany the release of their album Notes On A Conditional Form, The 1975 and director Ben Ditto have commissioned 14 artists to make artworks that respond to 14 of its tracks, with the artists having complete creative control – bringing out their themes and also offering fresh perspectives on them.


Singer Songwriter CRAIG GREENBERG Shares Infectious Piano-Driven New Song & Video for “OH CAROLINE”

Glide Magazine premiered the song and note: Through his infectious, piano-driven folk-pop that is brimming with flourishes of sparse guitar and a cascading piano line all set to a steady beat, he conveys the emotion as he sings lyrics that were inspired by the true story of a close friend and gifted singer. The song feels especially powerful in a time when basically every creative person is forced to withdraw from the very things that keep them both stimulated and employed. Many people are struggling, and Greenberg taps into the stressful angst while also offering a glimmer of optimism.

Dawes announce new album; releases first song/video

Veteran American rockers Dawes have announced the release of their extraordinary new album. The Los Angeles-based band’s seventh studio LP, GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER arrives via Rounder Records on Friday, October 2; pre-orders are available now. Produced by 6x GRAMMY® Award-winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit) at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A, GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER is heralded by today’s premiere of “Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The high-spirited track is joined by an official companion video, streaming now at the official Dawes YouTube channel.


Trippie Redd surprises fans with a music video for “Excitement”, his May 2020 released single featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR. The follow up to A Love Letter To You 4 – his first album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart – “Excitement” is dramatic and sensual, featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR’s irresistibly dark R&B vocals. In the Aidan Cullen directed music video, Trippie and PARTYNEXTDOOR are stuck in a dystopian, psychedelic world, trapped on a boat in the middle of the ocean as Trippie struggles to escape.

Matte Black – Entitled “Pure”

Matte Black is an electronic group out of San Diego CA. Producing sounds of sinister pleasures, visual arts and mechanical tinged dance music. The group captures lush dark-synth stylings complimented by gritty industrial anthems, while embodying their affinity for underground techno. Alex Gonzales, Bidi Cobra, and Daniel Corrales serve as the three-piece ensemble. Coming from various influences the trio come together to compliment their vast and scattered ideas to now form their own brand of club aesthetic.

Once & Future Band Share “Problem Addict” Video Via Louder

Once & Future Band have shared their latest video “Problem Addict” off of their recently released LP, Deleted Scenes out now on Castle Face Records. Since its release, Deleted Scenes saw praise from Mojo, Wire, Uncut and Relix. The video was shared exclusively with Louder.

On the song Eli Eckert describes, “It always felt like a love letter to the late Ennio Morricone. It feels magically fitting that this song and video are being released right now, an unplanned tribute to one of the greatest composers of all time.”