@skopemag news – monday – Labor Day (USA) – september 7, 2020 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope


Singer-Songwriter-Producer, Wonho, releases his highly anticipated solo debut mini album, ‘WONHO 1ST MINI ALBUM Part. 1 Love Synonym #1 : Right for Me.’ Immediately upon release, “wonho” was trending #1 worldwide on Twitter, with “open mind,” “#OPEN_MIND,” and “#Love_Synonym” following closely behind; and the mini album quickly shot up the iTunes Charts, taking up the #1 spot under Pop Album Chart, K-Pop Album Chart, and currently peaking at #6 under the All Genres Album Chart. As Wonho makes his first step as a solo artist with this eight-track mini album, he showcases not only his vocal skills; but also his lyrical, compositional, and production skills.

JACK HENDERSON – Shares new single ‘Don’t Drink The Water’

They say the devil is in the detail, and Henderson’s latest offering presents a satanic-inspired majesty that dares to dance with the darkside.

Inspired by the original outlaw bluesman Robert Johnson (who allegedly made a pact with beelzebub himself in a bid for his prodigious musical abilities), “Don’t Drink The Water” is a case study of Faustian pacts and a cautionary tale of those willing to do anything in the pursuit of success.

Birdy Returns With ‘Piano Sketches’ EP | Unveils New Track + Video “Open Your Heart”

Today, singer songwriter Birdy returns with new track “Open Your Heart” and the news that her new EP ‘Piano Sketches’ will be released on November 6th via Atlantic Records.

Written and produced independently during her time away from the spotlight, ‘Piano Sketches’ offers fans a 4-track reintroduction to Birdy’s incredible talent and artistic growth since 2016’s critically acclaimed album ‘Beautiful Lies’. Now aged 24, the multi-platinum, internationally acclaimed, Brit and Grammy nominated artist also today announces a highly anticipated new album for 2021; details to be announced in due course.


Playing around with genres since they were in high school, the duo, Louie Duffelbags and Boothlord, are known for morphing and manipulating familiar sounds to transform them into something that is distinctively and solely Danger Incorporated. Their new album is a testament to this, showing off their unique versatility as they continue to push boundaries in the music landscape.

Terra Lightfoot announces album & debuts new single ~ “Paper Thin Walls”

‘It’s Over Now’ first emerged as a slower, more somber song — about letting go of a failed relationship, one that seemed viable but that ultimately just didn’t work out,” says Lightfoot. “In-studio, it took on a new life as a straight-ahead rock song, and I can definitely take comfort in that. The drive of the band behind me puts me in a comfortable space to sing that intense chorus vocal.”


This follows Audrey’s latest track “Just Friends” which was released earlier this year and met with Billboard praising her “top-notch vocals,” Idolator calling it a “perfectly-crafted pop song,” Ones To Watch said it’s “a certified bop” and E! News declaring it an “irrepressibly catchy track.”

‘Red Gatorade’ the new release from Audrey Mika

NYC’s Concetta Abbate shares folk driven new track “Secrets”

Mirror Touch is the upcoming second album from Concetta Abbate, a NYC based violinist, singer and composer. The album is a song cycle, the outcome of creative collaboration between a musician/composer and women facing mental health challenges, including their struggles with self-care. It’s set for a September 25th release date.

Production Duo Golden Aquarians Releases Debut Single | Proceeds Donated to The Loveland Foundation

Production team Golden Aquarians has released their debut single “High Enough” today. Sonically, the track fuses sounds of the duo’s adopted home of New York City and their Texan roots, blending sampled beats, chopped synths and layered vocals with ethereal pedal steel guitar performed by Eric Swanson (Israel Nash).


GRAMMY nominated band Code Orange have released UNDER THE SKIN, a new digital album which captures and chronicles the band’s stripped-down “UNDER THE SKIN” livestream with enhanced audio [full tracklist below]. Conceptually akin to classic MTV Unplugged performances, but with digital twists and turns, Code Orange originally transmitted “UNDER THE SKIN” around the world live via Twitch from Pittsburgh, PA earlier this summer. The full performance from the livestream, which was shot and edited by Sunny Singh of hate5six, is available today on Code Orange’s YouTube channel.


Rising pop singer-songwriter Anna Clendening has announced her Atlantic Records-debut EP, Evolve, arriving October 2nd. The 5-track collection is preceded today by “Sorry That I Do That,” which showcases her introspective songwriting and penchant for anthemic choruses.

“(‘Sorry That I Do That’) is a song I wrote about my borderline personality disorder without even knowing it,” explains Clendening. “I hope it can bring some light to others dealing with it too.”

Ava Rowland’s Latest Music Video For New Single “He’s Like A Habit” Available Today

Pop-Country singer/songwriter Ava Rowland shoots into September’s scene hitting a bullseye with her latest single, “He’s Like A Habit.” This single takes center stage with traces of sweet contradiction while blanketing innocence and addiction. “He’s Like A Habit” highlights Ava’s rare flair for storytelling and builds upon her unmistakable vocal talents. The music video was shot on location in her hometown of Wellington, Ohio, and features her hometown friends, giving fans a genuine glimpse into her everyday life. “He’s Like A Habit” is available to stream and download on all digital platforms now!

Love Parade HK shares video for “Possession Street”

“Possession Street” is the debut single by lo-fi post pop outfit Love Parade HK. The track features catchy synths, groovy guitars, and deep vocals. Xavier Alexander is the creative force behind the band, he wrote and recorded “Possession Street” right after moving from Miami to the Hong Kong Art and Coffee district of Sheung Wan in Fall 2019.

“Possession Street” is a deeply personal track about relationship failure written in the context of a city erupting in protests. It’s a love letter to his neighborhood featuring some of the streets he walks and street art he sees every day. The video, shot by Alexander on an iPhone 5, is meant to show a side of the city that isn’t often seen in Western media with the Sheung Wan street art and park life on display.

James Tillman shares “Things To Say” single

Brooklyn-based alt R&B artist, James Tillman announces his sophomore album, Modern Desires, and shares new single “Things To Say,” out today. The forthcoming 8-track LP arrives on October 9, 2020. The newly released track is the third single from the new project, following singles “Lose Control,” with its ’90s hip-hop vibe, and soul-piercing touch song “5AM.” Tillman’s brand of tender, warm and sultry energy stays consistent on the latest offering, and “Things To Say” takes listeners back with a 1970s inspired Brazilian and Latin-infused funkiness. Tillman says it’s about “the desire to be heard without misunderstanding, but also accepting the possibility of being misunderstood.” The psychedelic new tune is pensive and futurist at the same time.

Introducing Raj Mahal

Sydney-via-Boston artist, Raj Mahal, today shares, “Glimpse (ft. Dante.Knows),” the lead single from his forthcoming EP RAW DAWG. Listen HERE.

Raj Mahal says “Glimpse is raw and nasty, filled with authentic Caribbean flavor that influenced my entire childhood, being that my parents are from Haiti and Jamaica. If you grew up as a West Indian in Boston or New York, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If this is what ‘commercial’ Raj Mahal is capable of, then it’s not looking good for these other rappers.”

Inspired early on by the unrelenting and aggressive energy of Death Grips, “Glimpse ft Dante.Knows” (produced by long-time collaborator Domba) is designed to hit the most primal receptors of the brain and body. Melding the experimental electronic stylings of Danny Brown and A$AP Ferg with the hardened, menacing lyrical prowess of Jay Electronica and Chief Keef, the track is powered by Raj’s deep, guttural rumble of a voice and calls to mind the chilly, minimalist mood of a Kenny Beats track.

Jason Lancaster (Go Radio, Mayday Parade) Releasing New 6-Track Solo EP ‘Say I’m What You Want’ On December 11

Former Go Radio/Mayday Parade vocalist Jason Lancaster has announced details for his first new solo music in 6 years. The upcoming 6-track EP ‘Say I’m What You Want’ will be released on December 11 via We Are Triumphant/The Orchard.

Jason Lancaster (Go Radio, Mayday Parade) Releasing New 6-Track Solo EP ‘Say I’m What You Want’

Hear ELEINE’S brand new track ‘As I Breathe’

Today ELEINE is releasing the first single from their upcoming album “Dancing in Hell”. The new video single is called “As I Breathe” and the band themselves describes it as follows.

“Whatever you’re fighting through, we think you know by now that nothing is ever just laid out at your very feet. You have to earn everything through blood, sweat and perseverance. “As I Breathe” is the reminder saying that whatever hell you’re going through, you will be the one standing in the end.”

Seattle-based artist Lomon. “Escape Velocity” – Psychedelic Indie Electronic from Seattle Musician

“I was born a couple thousand years early,” bemoans Lomon, sitting in his Seattle apartment turned home music studio. He dreams of exploring the universe and uncovering deep mysteries of reality- but given the infeasibility of such dreams in this era, he turns to the lyrics of his indie-electronic music to explore such ideas.


Toosii recalls, “I was on live with the fans and they liked the beat I was playing, so I had them tell me what the beat made them feel, and we made the song from there.”

Body Language Share “Whenever I Think Of You” Via KEXP, ‘Travel Guide’ LP Out October 9th Via Om Records

Today, Brooklyn-based quartet Body Language share “Whenever I Think Of You,” the second single from their upcoming fourth album Travel Guide, due out October 9th on Om Records. KEXP premiered the song, praising “the track definitely channels the sexy electro-R&B of “My Boo” and “Love You Down” with a strong dash of Jessy Lanza’s textured minimalism. Swirling electronic beats create a potent sonic landscape for Angelica Bess’ slinky coos of love and adoration.” An airy, frisky, and bouncing indie dance track, “Whenever I Think Of You” showcases Body Language’s genre-melding influences of Ghost Town DJ’s and INOJ infused with elements of disco, R&B, and house.


Today, NY- based artist KAMAUU arrives with his latest musical offering of 2020 “Mango” featuring Adeline which also arrived with an official companion visual also available now.

Janet Gardner and Justin James Premiere Music Video for “Rise Up”

Hard rock duo Janet Gardner and Justin James premiere their latest music video for “Rise Up.” The track comes from the recently released Synergy album, available via Pavement Entertainment. “Rise Up” is a blues-infused rocker with empowering vocals and a greasy guitar groove.

Janet and Justin produced the entire video on their own during the pandemic. Justin says, “We turned our living room into a giant green screen, and Janet edited the video on our computer at home.” The result is some eye popping effects to compliment this powerful song.

Declan McKenna’s New Album Zeros Out Now

Declan McKenna’s second album Zeros is out now. The album, produced by Jay Joyce with mixing by Spike Stent, was recorded in Nashville and is his first since his critically acclaimed debut, 2017’s What Do You Think About The Car? Said McKenna about Zeros: “In terms of my artistic development, it feels a major step on from my first record. With this album, if I’m performing as a character, I wanted it to give it everything- all the artists that I love like Dylan, Nick Cave or Bowie, are great storytellers because they give their characters really intense, sometimes strange voices.” Declan McKenna’s Zeros is available for purchase on all formats here.

Big Havi Shares Personal Problems 2 Project, Ft. Lil Keed, OMB Peezy, and More

A rising star in his hometown of Atlanta, Big Havi’s music provides an ideal mix of addictive hooks, athletic rhymes, and heartfelt emotion. Further refining his “pain music” aesthetic, Havi shares Personal Problems 2, his third project of the year. The sequel to Havi’s early 2020 project Personal Problems, the new project is a refinement of Havi’s approach, combining heartfelt lyrics with an innate songwriting ability. The project reveals a more confident and brash young artist, one who’s still haunted by his traumatic past but motivated by the drive to provide for his family.

ATL’s Big Havi – ‘Personal Problems 2’ OUT NOW ft. Lil Keed, OMB Peezy & more

New Music Friday: R&B Artist JESSENIA Debuts EP “PHOENIX”

For the very first time in her successful career, one of the newest music sensations and social media stars JESSENIA, debuts her most anticipated EP, titled “PHOENIX” as part of her repertoire that magnifies her talents as an influencer and music artist with an outstanding production. The album is available today in all digital platforms.

Following the release of her first hit single and music video also called “Phoenix”, Jessenia delivers this 4-track EP which includes a fusion of Pop and contemporary R&B sounds delivering a piece of work that takes you on a personal journey.


COLD WAVES Industrial Music Festival Announces Free Virtual Event Sept. 18-20

The 3-day event will feature several hours of programming nightly starting at 7:00 pm CT and will include new exclusive content, rare and unseen video performances, artist-driven auction items, special guest appearances and DJ sets. Some of the bands scheduled to participate include Meat Beat Manifesto, The Young Gods, Chris Connelly, Ash Code, Severed Heads and many more. The event is FREE to attend, with opportunities for fan donations. Full details will be revealed September 10.

Joseph Capriati’s ‘metamorfosi’ album out now on Redimension Music

Metamorfosi is the story of Joseph Capriati’s artistic evolution, the result of both personal and musical development, maturing influences, and meeting his heroes – an emotional message which needs to be felt.

From the album’s opening moments, the slow-release, acid euphoria of ‘Improvvisazione’, and the stunning synth melodies of ‘Beautiful Morning’, Capriati’s cards are on the table. The three years since his last album have seen Joseph embark on a journey of self-reflection, broadening his creative spectrum and incorporating more genres and moods. “It is definitely not a pure dancefloor record”, he says of Metamorfosi, “it is diverse, which for me is the spirit of an album. I really hope that people will get the message.”

Jake Winstrom Shares Punchy New Single “What’s the Over/Under”

Jake Winstrom is a singer-songwriter you won’t mistake for anyone else. His sweet, sandpapery tenor has stymied rock club sound engineers for more than a decade. But with the release of his second solo album, Circles, the Tennessee-tunesmith-turned-Brooklynite has finally put out a collection of songs as unique and inviting as his voice.

The nine-song LP sees Winstrom doubling down on the harmony-soaked power pop and slightly off-kilter country rock that catapulted his former band Tenderhooks to high-profile appearances at Bonnaroo and opening for ZZ Top and The War On Drugs. But the 37-year-old has veered away from his former group’s tightly-wound arrangements, crafting a song cycle that’s more raw and personal.

James Lee Baker Releases New Album “100 Summers”

There’s something to be said about the ingenuity it takes to put a group of great musicians together in a great room to record great songs and having them all coming together in one take. Undoubtedly, James Lee Baker has just pulled it off. Coming as no surprise to Baker’s existing fans—No Depression once said, “to call him anything other than brilliant would be criminal”—his new album 100 Summers accomplished this feat with graceful execution and the backbone of timeless songs and stories.

DLMT Delivers Timely Debut EP “Restart”

Canadian producer DLMT cooks up a brilliant stew of house stylings on his Dim Mak debut EP, Restart. Highlighted by singles “Love The Way You Move (feat. Sara Diamond),” “Elevate” and “Freak” alongside LöKii, DLMT taps into both melody and bass-heavy sonics on one of his most daring bodies of work to date.

“2020 has been a very weird year for all of us, a year of difficulty and many changes,” explains DLMT. “It was hard to find inspiration for new music in the midst of chaos, but one thing that stuck out was the word ‘restart.’ It inspired me to branch out with different styles of

Despite Exile Are Unforgivable in New Single “Incinerate”

Italian heavyweights Despite Exile are back on track after kicking off the single in March with “Venom”, and today have teamed up with Scott Kennedy of Bleed From Within to release “Incinerate”. Check the release here.

Technicality, brutality and catchiness seem to be the keywords for the new jam the band has brought. Vocals have never sounded better, instrumentation has never sounded tighter, and the addition of powerhouse Scott of Bleed From Within doesn’t hurt either: between him and Jei (vocals), the track unleashes a force that’s hard to ignore, and make sure it finds its way into your playlists.