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Jen Janet Releases New Single “I Don’t Belong”

Released with a corresponding music video, “I Don’t Belong” expands upon the goth-rock sound she presented on her previous single, “Possession.” Falling down a continuous rabbit hole of evolution, she finds herself in a natural pocket of power on “I Don’t Belong.” Self-described as a ‘multimedia musical project,’ Jen Janet has long-term industry experience as both a solo artist and front woman, as well as in fashion, makeup, photography, and videography. Built upon darker imagery, her new music highlights a noticeable shift in genres – her last solo EP, released in 2017, was a focused pop record. “I Don’t Belong” is both captivating and enticing – perfectly representative of where Jen Janet is at in her career.

Elizabeth Cook’s “Two Chords And A Lie” debuts today

Produced by Butch Walker (Green Day, Weezer, Taylor Swift), Aftermath is an album about survival and resilience. The twelve songs—all written by Cook—address life’s most fundamental and difficult subjects including heartbreak, addiction, death and resurrection. Created following a period of significant loss and pain, the album chronicles Cook’s journey through a personal hell and how she made her way back.

Sleepy Hallow Builds On His Success with The Black House EP

Expanding the textural and melodic palette of Brooklyn drill, Sleepy Hallow is the borough’s latest breakout star. Treating his fans to a fresh dose of fire, Sleepy shares The Black House EP. Building on the style he developed for his recent project Sleepy For President, Sleepy reconnects with frequent producer Great John to comment on how his newfound success is affecting his day-to-day life: “I got a bag and they started treatin’ me different,” rhymes Sleepy on EP highlight “Different.”

BUNT. Releases New Single “Unbreakable”

Today, German duo BUNT. release their brand-new single entitled “Unbreakable” Featuring Grammy nominated songwriter, Clarence Coffee Jr. (Halsey, Maroon 5, Dua Lipa). The exuberant new track, which has been 5 years in the making, is Clarence Coffee Jr.’s first vocal feature and it is also the first release off of BUNT.’s upcoming EP due out later this year. “Unbreakable” Feat. Clarence Coffee Jr. is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.


Today, the Atlanta genre-blending duo Danger Incorporated release their new track “You / Me.” Over a hypnotic beat, the duo show their love and dedication to their significant others.

Izzy Bizu Drops Track and Visual for “Tough Pills”

UK songstress Izzy Bizu today shares her new track “Tough Pill”‘ and it’s official music video taken from her highly-anticipated forthcoming album set for release in coming months. “Tough Pill” is a song that deals with age old issues – broken hearts, emotional insecurity, and worrying about being judged for speaking your mind.

Boy Deluxe Share “So Slow” Video Via The Big Takeover, Look Out For New Music In 2020

Dark electro-pop duo, Boy Deluxe have shared the video for latest single, “So Slow.” The track was premiered exclusively with The Big Takeover, praising, “a chill, but foreboding trap/trip-hop track that rolls with a moody, staccato flow.”


Influential house music DJ/Producer Low Steppa launches the second half of 2020 by dropping feel good single ‘Weekend Love’ featuring Reigns, out today on Armada Deep.

With energetic piano house chords, stitched together by Reign’s irresistible vocals, ‘Weekend Love’ possesses all the attributes for that Friday feeling, to affirm it as a frontrunner for the track of the summer.

Sivion, Dre Murray, Sojourn remind us things will get “Better”

Somehow we’ve made it to the middle of what has been a tumultuous 2020 thus far. A much needed pep talk has arrived in the form of the brand new single from Sivion, Dre Murray and Sojourn reminding us that things will get better.

Lil Xxel’s Viral Hit Video Stars His Ex-gf Who Song Is About

Alexander Perez, better known by his stage name Lil Xxel (Zell) is a Tik Tok sensation taking the R&B world by storm. Newly signed to 300 Entertainment Lil Xxel releases the music video for his viral hit “LMK”.

seeyousoon Reveal Stunning Debut Album ‘VIDÉ’

“This is a celebration of the things that make us different. It’s like we’re painting a picture. In color theory, there are three primary colors. In songwriting, it’s similar, because you have happiness, sadness, and anger. Those colors are very easy to paint with. However, we’re trying to paint with as many different colors as possible to tap into more nuanced feelings, which are harder to describe with words. It’s interpretive and meant to transport you somewhere else.”


Nobody Likes Me Live arrives on the heels of the “Nobody Likes Me” documentary. This documentary gives an intimate look his journey in the music business. Shot in Atlanta and featuring family, friends and his team, we see the true ins and outs of what it takes to build a music career. For Skooly, his music and work never stop. Watch the “Nobody Likes Me” documentary (directed by Harrison Corwin, produced by Allen Parks and Ollie Robinson) exclusively via TIDAL.

Jadu Heart share new single/video “Burning Hour”

Bristol-based duo Jadu Heart have just shared a new single/video “Burning Hour” from their forthcoming second album Hyper Romance. A meditation on the painful elements of love, the song splits the difference between the woozy electronic sound of their debut and the new raw psych-rock sound they’ve pursued of late.

Anthony da Costa Readies New Album

“I had just been living with three other people in East Nashville, spending the rare moment off the road watching YouTube videos and enjoying a gorgeous wool blanket that I had accidentally stolen from an estranged friend. Soon, there were no friends. There were no gigs. There were no bars, no parties…life itself became something else, in what felt like an instant. Sure, I called people. I cooked every meal at home for once. And, luckily, I had managed to move all of my instruments into the house before the shit hit the fan. But, I hadn’t written much in months. That also changed, fast. Every day, I picked up my acoustic guitar and wrote. I said something. It all felt urgent.”

[pop/electronic/indie] L.A. Duo Mines Falls Release “Hey Mother” Single

Quote from Carson Lund: “Hey Mother” is the earliest song I wrote for the record, and therefore the one that’s most tied to the emotions that swirled around our previous album, Nepenthe. With that collection of songs, I was trying to write very honestly from a place of emotional turmoil, but this song is about landing in a state of acceptance after all of that. The “mother” here is less a reference to my own mother than to a stubborn omniscient spirit to whom I’m trying to communicate some kind of self-reckoning. You might say she’s my conscience as I try to will myself to concede the end of a relationship.

“Clear Your Mind” from Busy Signal

Eric Church’s “Bad Mother Trucker,” Out Today

On the heels of his defiant new single “Stick That In Your Country Song,” actively climbing the charts at Country radio, current ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Eric Church again offers a glimpse at his forthcoming project with today’s release of “Bad Mother Trucker.”

Chronicling the rebellious swagger of a female truck driver earning respect on the road, the song written by Church together with Casey Beathard, Luke Dick and Jeremy Spillman combines a contagious groove and a guitar solo begging for the day the Church Choir can once again gather at a live show with the Chief’s signature snarl and the powerhouse backing vocals of Joanna Cotten.

It’s prog, but chill. Hear Skyhaven’s new single feat. Glooms

Guitar-driven electro-rock duo Skyhaven have released their anticipated new album DRUGLUST and are celebrating the milestone with a music video for the single “Waves.” The song features chill-pop artist Glooms, who provides edgy and alluring vocals for the song’s luscious backdrop.


Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Izzy Heltai has announced his forthcoming debut full-length album Father, due out October 9th, with the release of single “The Stranger You’ve Become.” “Through his debut album, Father, Izzy Heltai observes human relationships from dawn to dusk,” says For Folk’s Sake in their premiere. “There’s a special focus on what’s in-between the beginning and end, where the sinew of these complex bonds are woven. It’s a lot to take in for the 23-year-old artist, but his intimate interest in the topic at-hand makes for a precocious songwriter developing informed, heartfelt Americana…’The Stranger You’ve Become’ is a perfect encapsulation of the heartfelt essence that makes Heltai’s work so compelling.”

Premiere | Izzy Heltai – The Stranger You’ve Become

Rising Indie-Pop Artist, Alexander 23 Shares New Track “Caught In The Middle” Today

Today, Alexander 23 releases “Caught in the Middle,” a spare but upbeat song about drifting apart from a former lover. The Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist’s latest single begins with a bare-bones guitar line and Alexander singing about receiving a surprising phone call—one where “no words came out” on the other end, despite the deep bond the two once shared. As Alexander ruminates further on the thin line that separates knowing and not knowing one another, swirling flutes and plush vocal harmonies swoop in and out, reflecting the thoughts rushing through his head.


Today, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning music icon Lil Wayne releases the vibrant visual for his latest track “Thug Life” feat. Jay Jones & Gudda Gudda and co-produced by Ty Dolla $ign and Dante. Directed by Ricky Willis, the music video takes place at a skatepark and features animation by Wayne & Olivia Cohen, as well as additional filming by Spanish Mike.

Pink Elefants Return with “19 Mexico”

“19 Mexico” is the song of the summer, a jam bound to wind up on any party playlist. Coming off the heels of their breakout success with “Blame On Me”, “19 Mexico” ups the energy and is sure to catch fans new and old by surprise with an anthem chorus bound to be stuck in your head all summer.

Siv Jakobsen shares new track “A Feeling Felt or a Feeling Made”

Norwegian singer-songwriter Siv Jakobsen started the campaign for her forthcoming LP in January and it almost seems as if that was another era. Her North American tour got cancelled less than 48 hours after touching down in NYC, she then returned directly into quarantine. The LP ‘A Temporary Soothing’ was experiencing manufacturing delays, record stores were shutting, and she had another big European tour coming up to promote the record that was also pushed into the future.


Worldwide phenomenon, Monsta X, has been nominated for a MTV VMA, as announced by Variety. Their smash hit “Someone’s Someone” is up for “Best K-Pop.” The band is also gearing up for their highly anticipated full-length global concert, taking place on August 8th at 8:00PM PT / 11:00PM ET. VIP bundles sold out within minutes, but additional ticket packages are still currently on sale.


GASHI says of the album, “I wasn’t alive during that decade, but I connect so much with everything from that era. I love everything about 80s culture from the music to the films to the fashion and I always wished I could have experienced that time in history. My parents got married in 1984 and some of the greatest music ever made came from the 80s. I just wanted to make music that made people feel the way I feel when I hear anything from that era.”

Joss Favela le canta al desamor con su nuevo sencillo “Te dije”

El productor, compositor y cantante Joss Favela anuncia el lanzamiento de su nuevo sencillo “Te dije”, un homenaje al desamor que se desprende de su próximo álbum de estudio “Llegando al rancho”. El tema y su video musical oficial están disponibles en todas las plataformas digitales y YouTube.

Joss Favela se suma a la lista de artistas que aprovecharon la época de cuarentena para crear y hacer música. En esta oportunidad, el joven artista nominado al Latin Grammy presenta el sencillo “Te dije”, un tema de su propia autoría bajo el sello discográfico de Sony Music.

E^ST Releases Debut Album ‘I’m Doing It’ Today

2020 has been the year of E^ST; spearheaded by her rebound banger “Talk Deep”, she began releasing a streak of winning singles, including 60’s inspired ballad ‘Fresh Out Of Love’ and fast-paced quirky pop hit “Maybe It’s Me”. Her most recent single “I Wanna Be Here”, marked her biggest pop moment yet, showcasing her world-class knack for melody and anthemic vocals.

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