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Indie-pop artist Emmrose shares new single “Ballad for the Boy Next Door”

Indie-pop artist Emmrose shares a new single “Ballad for the Boy Next Door” today. A dreamy track begins with soft tones, slowly building into an emotive yet confident melody, reflecting on the challenge to reveal feelings for a crush. A romantic at heart, her lyrics and melodies continue to connect on love, loss, and happiness. The single premiered on Clout, who described the release as an “exquisite rendition on heartache.”


The hitmakers rejoin forces to create another undeniable earworm, showcasing why they are two of the most sought-after collaborators in the industry today.

G-Eazy & Blackbear Join Forces On New Song “Hate The Way”

Deep Sea Diver releases new album ‘Impossible Weight’

Deep Sea Diver pulled out all the stops on the way to release day, from announcing the album with an ingenious video for “Lights Out” featuring the song’s guitar tabs, to enlisting Sharon Van Etten to sing a stunning guest verse on the album’s title track. The latter garnered praise from all corners, with Teen Vogue calling it “an electric guitar-laden rock n’ roll dream,” and Guitar World noting that “the track’s brash, chunky guitar leads to add an otherworldly, gothic touch to this otherwise radio- and even dancefloor-primed slice of indie perfection.” Consequence of Sound said that “Dobson’s sharp guitar work crunches and buzzes beneath them, serving as another voice altogether,” but it was perhaps American Songwriter that put it most succinctly — “In the pantheon of guitarists in the 21st Century, guitarist Jessica Dobson deserves high placement on that roll call.”

Check Out NO FLAG (Raoul Kerr – Bloodywood) “Raise No Flag” Official Music Video; Debut EP, ‘The Guerrilla Games,’ Out NOW!

India based Indie Hip Hop band NO FLAG, led by bombastic rap artist Raoul Kerr (Bloodywood), has released the third and final single, “Raise No Flag,” off of their debut EP, The Guerrilla Games.

Chicago’s QUALIA Sign with InVogue Records

InVogue Records proudly welcomes QUALIA to the IVR fam! A 5-piece rock band hailing from Chicago, QUALIA just released their label-debut single and music video “CVLT FICTION.” With driving guitar riffs, pounding drum patterns, and chilling vocals, this new single is a certified banger and posses just the right amount of creepy in time for Halloween.

The band is comprised of lead singer Steve Eldridge, guitarists Tristan Edge and Nick Barelli, bassist Myke Green, and drummer Charlie Williams.

Palmistry’s Post Eternity EP Out Today via Fool’s Gold

“Our hearts will meet there, in the floating world, dust & dew.”

These are the words of Benjy Keating, a.k.a. Palmistry, one of electronic music’s most enigmatic and exciting artists. The poetic epitaph serves as an introduction to his new EP Post Eternity: Cult Classics From The Other Side, closing the chapter on one era of creativity (including the acclaimed albums Pagan and Afterlife, alongside collaborations with the likes of Charli XCX, SOPHIE and Major Lazer), and pointing lovingly towards the next one.


October 15, 2020 – After racking up nearly 10 million streams and receiving early acclaim from Nylon, Billboard, V Magazine and many more, Sophia Messa reveals a new single entitled “Made” [feat. Pink Sweat$] today via Arista Records.

Regarding “Made,” the Brazilian-American pop singer and songwriter commented, “’Made’ is about embracing everything about the way you are: the good, bad, and uncomfortable.. Messing up in life and being able to accept and grow from that experience rather than bashing yourself. Everyone has qualities about themselves they don’t love—or qualities that society uses to treat you differently. Instead of feeling ashamed, we should all embrace how we were made. Everyday you can only try to be the best version of you.”

JAWNY Releases “Trigger of Love” from New Project ‘For Abby’ Today

Today, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist JAWNY shares his magnetic new single “Trigger of Love.” The latest showcase for his restless creativity and eclectic aesthetic, “Trigger of Love” is the third song released from JAWNY’s upcoming project For Abby, due out via Interscope Records on October 27. With the release, JAWNY is featured on New Music Daily on Apple Music.

YUNGBLUD Shares Video for New Single “cotton candy”

Co-written by Dominic Harrison (YUNGBLUD), Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Chris Greatti, Zakk Cervini and Omer Fedi, Variety calls “cotton candy” a “killer pop song.” YUNGBLUD says “cotton candy” is about “sexual liberation” and “sexual interaction should not be shamed; it should be celebrated because to have safe sex is to spread love and the world needs love more than ever right now.”


“When Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Nina Pop, and George Floyd’s murders sparked a global uprising, I faced the harsh reality that as an Asian American woman, I am both a beneficiary of white privilege, and victim of systemic racism. To understand how I could be a more active part of the country’s healing from racial injustices, I started to do more research. As listened to Tamika Palmer talk about the memory of her daughter, “Somebody’s Beloved” came to me. “Somebody’s Beloved” is a delicate yet powerful song that we hope can soften the vitriol prevalent in today’s polarized culture.” – MILCK


Platinum certified phenomenon Bhad Bhabie bounces back with her latest single “Do It Like Me,” produced by Pliznaya (Tyga, Meek Mill), alongside an incredible companion visual. Step into the ring with Bhad Bhabie and she’ll show you no one does it like her in the Michael Garcia-directed with the companion visual now streaming via YouTube. “Do It Like Me” is available now at all streaming services –

Will Powers Shares New Song “Woven and Shattered”

Will Powers is the brainchild of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Oli Palkovits. Following his 2017 self-release, Flowers of Atacama, Powers moved to Montreal, where much of the material that would become the Will Powers’ debut EPs was written. Having since moved back to Sudbury, ON, he is currently working on several albums with members of Murder Murder and Tommy and the Commies.


“‘Red Line’ is about a love that betters you and helps you grow,” Ben shared. “It’s about finding that person who encourages you to move over obstacles and become the best version of yourself. When you have that, you’ll do whatever you can to give that person everything.”


The video starts off with Mulatto taking us back to the carefree days of jumping rope and hanging out with friends. As the night progresses, she goes to a retro-themed Big Latto’s diner with City Girls where the three female powerhouse rappers spit unparalleled, hardcore bars.

All Them Witches Release “Rats In Ruin” Video Co-Directed & Starring Drea de Matteo

All Them Witches have released the video for “Rats In Ruin” today via Brooklyn Vegan. The 9 ½ minute film was co-directed & stars the Emmy Award Winning & Golden Globe nominated actress Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy) and the band’s drummer & artistic director Robby Staebler. “Rats in Ruin” is the epic closing track to the band’s new album Nothing as the Ideal which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in the legendary Studio Two (home to landmark recordings by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and more).

AVIATIONS Announce ‘Retrospect’ EP – Progressive Metal Outfit Releases Playthrough Video for “Nineties Nine Ties”

Six-piece progressive metal outfit AVIATIONS are proud to announce that they will release a new EP which will see the group re-visit songs from earlier in their career. The new studio release, titled ‘Retrospect’, will see a November 20th release and will be available to pre-order through the group’s official Bandcamp.

Stefflon Don, internationally acclaimed rapper, singer and songwriter releases latest single “Can’t Let You Go”

British rapper, singer and songwriter Stefflon Don releases her new single “Can’t Let You Go” (Quality Control Music/Motown). This follows her long-awaited return to music with her recently released single “Move” which has already been streamed several million times and received critical praise from the likes of FADER, Complex, Clash and NME.

“Can’t Let You Go” is Stefflon Don’s latest single, inspired by the lust you feel for someone, even if they aren’t right for you. It is the lingering feeling of not being able to get someone off your mind, so instead you reminisce about the nostalgic times you’ve had together.


Will Hoge Drops Timely “Con Man Blues,” Speaks to Forbes about his role in the new, progressive South

Wielding six strings and a pen, prolific rocker Will Hoge’s mission has always been unadulterated and honest; unabashedly sharing his opinion no matter who it pisses off while maintaining respect from his peers. Hoge’s new album Tiny Little Movies is full of these personal truths of his—most of which are timely, sharp jabs at the current state of politics—but none are as poignant as “Con Man Blues,” a 2 minute, 19-second barn burner aimed at the head “con man” in charge. “This song was written as a direct rebuttal to not just the failures, but the abject cruelty of so many of our current leaders; led by one ultimate con man for certain,” says Hoge.

TiKA Releases First Single & Stunning Video For “Sideways”, Announces Debut LP!

Canadian songwriter, film composer, model and curator TiKA will be releasing her much anticipated debut LP, “Anywhere But Here” via Next Door Records on February 26th! TiKA has been honing her craft for just under 5 years and draws from the legacy of Black Queer women of the 90’s: Meshell Ndegeocello, Tracy Chapman, Dionne Farris and Diana King – artists who have inspired her with the “rawness and grace in what they were saying through music”.

Austin Mahone Drops “Summer Love”

Released via Austin’s imprint, A.M. Music, the must-hear track highlights Austin’s signature vocals and reflects the mature new musical direction he has continued to establish over the past few years. The single features personal lyrics over a sweet-sounding melody, as the pop anthem seamlessly captures the feeling of an undeniably relatable summer romance. Austin co-wrote and co-produced the song with his longtime friend and collaborator Maejor.

LYKANTROPI: Swedish Psychedelic Folk Rock Collective Unveils “Axis Of Margaret” Single

In today’s society, old folk tales can be thought to belong to the delusions of the past. With their groovy riffs and beautiful melodies, LYKANTROPI takes its listeners back to the rock and folk music of the early ’70s. Sweet harmonies reminiscent of The Mamas & The Papas are layered with electric guitars and flutes and swirled into a smokey witch’s brew reminiscent of bands like Fleetwood Mac, Coven, and Blue Öyster Cult.

Poolside remix “Don’t Let Me Down” by Milky Chance and Jack Johnson

Today, Poolside shares a new remix of recent single ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ by Milky Chance and Jack Johnson. The track has been streamed over 20 million times on Spotify alone since its release in May.

“‘Don’t Let Me Down’ has that effortless, ‘good time-y’ feeling that a lot of great songs do,” says Poolside’s Jeffrey Paradise. “My remix accentuates that vibe with classic Daytime Disco touches: a funky bass line, sparse guitar, groovy percussion, synths and disco effects. Milky Chance and Jack Johnson both capture that laid back, nothing-too-urgent feeling in their songwriting which is a big part of Poolside and something that I really enjoy across all genres of music.”


The new album is a 10-track coming-of-age record that proves the 23-year old’s talent for taking life lessons, the heart-ache that comes with them, and spinning it all into glitter-strewn yet vulnerable pop music. The record explores the end of relationships from every angle; friendships, romantic relationships and everything in between. With every track co-written by Astrid, the lyrics give an insight into a momentous two years for her, where she has learned to accept life lessons and move forward with gratitude, depicted in the album title ‘Leave It Beautiful’.

Kären McCormick Unveils “Retro” Music Video Laced with Vintage Throwbacks

On the heels of her debut EP release, Kären McCormick unveils the music video for the title track, “Retro.” Premiered exclusively by the Nashville Scene and also featured on CMT.com, the music video spotlights vintage throwbacks including “the rotary telephone and the circle-skirted McCormick making eyes at her letterman-jacket-clad beau” (Nashville Scene). Directed by Oceanna Colgan, the “Retro” video also captures a handful of timeless records from country artists including Reba McEntire, Charley Pride and Johnny Cash.

Mira Goto Releases Debut EP, Nobody Warned Me

Mira Goto’s eagerly anticipated EP, Nobody Warned Me is available today. The project was co-produced by Ken Caillat (Grammy® winning engineer for Fleetwood Mac Rumours project) and Mikal Blue at Revolver Studios in Westlake Village, CA as well as Noble Street Studios with Douglas Romanow, with Mastering by Marc Daniel Nelson. The debut title track of the same name continues to rise on the Country music charts peaking at No. 24 on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart and CDX Traction True Indie Chart in the top 10 (#4).


Today, Interscope Records releases the soundtrack for the Disney+ original movie Clouds, from Director Justin Baldoni and Wayfarer Studios. The release of the soundtrack coincides with the premiere of the movie on Disney+ and includes renforshort’s recently released song “afterthoughts,” the title track performed by stars of the movie Sabrina Carpenter and Fin Argus, the lead single “Wild Life” by OneRepublic, along with songs from the real Zach Sobiech and Sammy Brown who inspired the story for the movie.

Kylie Trout Releases New Single, “Extra”

Country newcomer Kylie Trout is gearing up for the release of a new single “Extra” off her upcoming EP. The steady groove tune is filled with cross-genre storytelling about sailing ships on failed relationships and what dating within the younger generation really looks like. Written by Trout (after multiple rewrites with the help of Jason Hamer and Mark Addison Chandler), “Extra” is an R&B-meets-country track based on one of Trout’s former relationships, telling a story that is relatable, honest and fun – everything a good country song should be.

Mayday Parade Releases “First Train” Video

Mayday Parade have released the video for new single “First Train” today to celebrate the release of their new EP Out of Here which is out today via Rise Records. Directed by Scott Hansen, the video features rising star J. Gaven Wilde (The Righteous Gemstones, Halloween Kills, Stanger Things) as the protagonist who decides to take on his bully. “First Train is about not getting weighed down by the negative things in your life,” frontman Derek Sanders said. “It’s about having the power to move forward and become whatever you want to be.”

New England’s Jay Gudda Combats Darkness With Goofy Video “Etcetera”

New England’s Jay Gudda follows up his most recent single Wake Up with a new dark comedic visual Etcetera. Directed by Tone Evans, the video depicts the vicious cycle of depression mixed with a humorous cooking theme. “The video is purposely bright and goofy to combat the darkness or heaviness within the song lyrics” says Jay. Jay explicitly raps about personal issues and successfully copes with a home cooked cherry pie.

The Nursery Drop New Single “Demons”

New single, “Demons,” was inspired by the idea of romanticizing the darker parts of humanity. Recorded in the studio The Nursery built, many echos, creaks and noise from the space lay throughout the track. You can barely hear them, but it’s there, and their energy is felt.

The Cribs Share New Track “Never Thought I’d Feel Again”

Talking about the track the band said: “We wrote this song with a very simple goal in mind – we wanted something very simple, dancey, and positive/uplifting. We were talking about how a song like “The Locomotion” is probably about as perfect a pop song as you can get – it’s so immediate and catchy, without any hang-ups or self consciousness. That’s what we were trying to do here – just be totally unabashed and heart on sleeve, no punk guilt, no baggage – just pure energy. Wakefield Motown, you might say…”

Superlove Announce Self-Titled EP Out November 13 on Rude Records

Bristol’s exciting noise-pop band Superlove have announced their brand new self-titled EP, due for release on November 13, 2020 via Rude Records.

The EP is 5 songs with a perfect harmony of pop rock sensibilities & deep hitting topics delivered with both charm and swagger to rival their peers.

“We’ve been so excited for the release of this EP for so long now. We finished recording the songs over a year ago so it honestly feels good to finally say it’s coming out.” says Jacob Rice (singer).

Michael Ray Teases Official Music Video for New Single “Whiskey And Rain”

Deemed by Rolling Stone as a “lonesome track” with “shades of Gary Allan and the Eighties swing of Ronnie Milsap,” Michael Ray readies the official music video for his latest single “Whiskey And Rain” with a teasing prequel, presenting visualizer elements and a cinematic theme.

Bri Fletcher Shares ‘Emotional Masterpiece’ on New Single, “Cause I Love You”

Rising singer-songwriter and activist Bri Fletcher sheds intimate walls on new single, “Cause I Love You.” Written by Fletcher, Shaina Arb and Zach Williams, the piano-driven ballad features Fletcher’s effortless vocals and “narrates an individual’s resolution to embrace her personal flaws in a relationship and allow it to co-exist with her immense capacity to love” (Sounds Like Nashville).


Ahead of their third album Moral Panic, Southend five-piece Nothing But Thieves have shared new track Phobia which is available now. The song follows recent singles Is Everybody Going Crazy?, Real Love Song and Impossible.

Harlem Rapper, Melii Thinks You’re “Way Too Soft”

Harlem-native singer/songwriter/rapper, Melii continues to prove she’s a force to be reckoned with in her empowering new single “Way Too Soft.” On the fierce track she continues to show off her signature spitfire lyricism “I can never let a wack b***h press me, my whole life sh*t on you and your bestie.” L

Levitation Room Release First Spanish Language Track “Pienso En Ti”

This is the band’s first track fully sung in Spanish. 2020 sees the band forlay into a more psych folk sound and they do so exceptionally well. Conceived from a mixture of the necessity to create and lack of social contact, both “Quarantine” and “Pienso En Ti” are born.

“Pienso En Ti” shows the band singing of love and longing against the backbone of a modern bolero mixed with their signature sun-drenched psych sound.

This single will lead the way into the band’s next album – out 2021. .

Award-winning artist, Justin Nozuka (Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Show) returns with new single “No One But You” (feat. Mahalia)

Justin, who’s Toronto-based, drew praise initially for his folk-leaning music, releasing a number of albums over the past decade or so.These releases found him touring internationally, performing on Jimmy Kimmel, Good Morning America and The Late Show, as well as scoring a couple of JUNO nominations, winning an NRJ Award (France) and racking up well over 100M streams. I think this return to the fray marks quite a lovely segue in Justin’s sound, switching out some of those previous folk aesthetics and replacing them with this warm, analogue R&B. Mahalia makes for a pretty glowing pairing, adding a buttersmooth vocal to Justin’s soft range that makes for quite a smouldering call-response.

AikJ links up with Evans Junior and Ama Millieir for new track ‘Replacement’

Already garnering support from Spotify on their ‘This Is How We Do’ playlist, AikJ gears up for yet another switch in delivery for his new single ‘Replacement’, this time heading more towards a hip-hop/trap sound, underpinned with the artist’s unique essence of R&B.

AikJ has called on fellow rising Dublin artist Evans Junior, who recently released his debut album amassing over half a million streams, and Ama Millieir who has been tagged ‘One to watch’ by the likes of District Magazine and Hotpress.

Take A Glimpse Into Stark Reality With Abandoned Souls’ Video For “Blinding Darkness”

Canada’s Abandoned Souls released their powerful and emotional single “Blinding Darkness” on October 9, 2020 and now to complement it they are releasing a music video for it.

Indie-Pop Duo Eighty Ninety Release New Single “Better As Friends”

Today, Eighty Ninety — the NYC based alt-pop project of brothers Abner (vocals, production) and Harper (guitar, production) James — share their new singe, “Better as Friends”. Following the brothers’ previous release “Happier,” “Better as Friends” is the second single from Eighty Ninety’s forthcoming sophomore EP. The EP was created in collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Gian Stone (Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Dua Lipa).

Eighty Ninety Present Their New Single “Better As Friends”


“I made ‘Droptop’ to be one of those songs you play on a late night drive with the windows down and the radio up,” Rozei says. “I feel like everyone can relate to a song like this, because everyone has gone through it. It’s actually about moving on from an ex, but not from the perspective of being sad or depressed. It’s more of a feel good, everything is going to be fine, take on it.”


Today, The Marías return to share a new song and video. “Care For You” delivers The Marías patented blend of jazz, lounge and psychedelic grooves that expand the band’s sonic palette with a hypnotic saxophone solo. The video filmed in Mexico is shot to transport viewers to a rainforest, María notes, “From the beginning, Mexico has shown us so much love. Undeniably, we wouldn’t be where we are now without the fans from Mexico.”