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RISING ARTIST ARIES RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “FOOL’S GOLD”
“FOOL’S GOLD” is the follow up single to Aries’ debut album WELCOME HOME, which was released independently on his record label WUNDERWORLD in 2019. The album, which includes stand out singles “SAYONARA,” “CAROUSEL,” and “BAD NEWS,” matches melodic vocals with rock and rap fused production and has gone on to accumulate over 200 million streams worldwide. Stretching his creative output beyond just music, Aries also launched his WUNDERWORLD brand last year, featuring his own clothing designs and illustrations.
SAM DEW RELEASES NEW TRACK “NTWFL” ALONG WITH MUSIC VIDEO
Critically acclaimed singer songwriter Sam Dew today unveils his new track “NTWFL” along with a music video. “NTWFL” was produced by Sounwave and DJ Dahi and the music video was directed by Young Replicant (Lorde, Alt-J, The xx). Check it out HERE. Sam Dew also announced that his highly anticipated debut album MOONLIT FOOLS will be released in 2021 via RCA Records. Over the next few months, Dew will unveil additional tracks as well as visuals painting a visual and sonic story leading into the album release.
Taleban Dooda is Cold Like Sub-Zero in “Finish Him” Single
With a honeyed tenor and a supernatural facility with melody, Taleban Dooda is tearing up the South with his emotional rhymes. Today, the Tampa-born teenager flexes his muscles in “Finish Him,” a cavernous new single. Produced by TM88 (Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3”) and ATL Jacob (Future, Roddy Ricch), “Finish Him” provides a cinematic surround-sound background for Dooda to talk his smack, complete with thunderous 808s and twinkling synth bells. Weaving through the beat’s negative space with a bruised toughness, Dooda offers a stern warning who would stand in the way of his ability to provide for his family: “I know you aren’t my homie, cause you’d let me starve/Even though I always sin, I still repent to God/It took so long for me to win, I got so many scars/Until I picked up that pen, now I’m livin’ large.”
J ALVAREZ X JONNA TORRES CANTAN “PELIGRO
J. Alvarez se une a Jonna Torres en el tema y video lyric de “Peligro”. Los cantantes que hace poco lanzaron el tema “XTA6”, hoy le dan a su publico “Peligro”, tema que habla de querer estar con una mujer peligrosa, algo que la hace aun mas atractiva en los ojos de ellos. “Estoy enfocado en sacar a los talentos de mi disquera “On Top Of the World Music” adelante. Cuando yo comencé me dieron la mano y ahora es mi deber enseñarle a ellos todo lo que he podido aprender con mis experiencias en la industria de la música”. Dijo J. Alvarez.
“Take My Heart” is about feeling so deeply for someone but not knowing how to tell them and questioning whether they feel the same.
This is a page from my diary where I talked about falling in love but wasn’t sure how to express it in the moment.
Listen/Share – Guts Club’s meditation on the theme song from The L Word
“Song For Tina” is a meditation on the theme song for the sometimes problematic but beloved TV show, The L Word. Queer non-males everywhere lost their shit when the show first aired- we finally had our own show! But something really terrible happened on the show besides the (possible) death of Jenny or the show’s inability to properly portray trans people- it was that theme song. I literally never met a single person that thought that song was a good idea. If people bought the soundtrack it was for the Leonard Cohen and Sleater Kinney songs. We’re lucky now that we’re able to simply skip intro and even more lucky the reboot isn’t trying to resurrect the thing.
There’s just something strange about finally having your own show but completely being grossed out by it’s theme song. I tried to fix that. – Lindsey Baker/Guts Club
DUTCHAVELLI RELEASES HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW MIXTAPE ‘DUTCH FROM THE 5TH’
After being responsible for some of the biggest U.K. rap singles of 2020, including “Only If You Knew,” “Surely,” “Bando Diaries,” “Bando Diaries Remix,” “Cool With Me” feat. M1llionz and “I Dunno” with Stormzy and Tion Wayne, Dutchavelli has finally gifted fans with the release of his highly anticipated mixtape Dutch From The 5th, out now via Parlophone Records. Listen HERE. The U.K. rapper gives fans an extra treat with a Peaky Blinders-inspired visual for the mixtape track “Zero Zero.”
KORDELYA releases deluxe version of her debut album Mal Hecha. The 17-track album contains recent single “s a l u d o s” feat. Jesse Baez, 3 new songs, including “Hear Me Out” feat. Jame, and 4 new remixes, with Happy Colors remixing her biggest track “Consentido”.
About her new songs KORDELYA says of her quarantine inspired song “Hear Me Out” feat. Jame, “this is my first Spanglish collab and I really like the fact that the song is about miscommunication and we’re each speaking literally different languages. The core of the story that Jame and I wanted to tell is about a couple that is quarantining separately and how they fully depend on digital communication to keep their relationship going.”
DERMOT KENNEDY RELEASES ‘WITHOUT FEAR: THE COMPLETE EDITION’ ALBUM REPACK!
‘The Complete Edition’ features Dermot’s latest top 20 UK single ‘Giants’, which has already surpassed 70 million streams globally, as well as live versions of favourites such as his cover of the Joey Bada$$ track ‘Temptation’ and the multi-platinum selling single ‘Outnumbered’; alongside a cover of the Van Morrison classic ‘Days Like This’ and fan favourite ‘The Killer Was A Coward’.
SARA KAYS SHARES “REMEMBER THAT NIGHT?”
Last week, rising pop singer-songwriter, Sara Kays, performed a brief acoustic rendition of her unreleased song, “Remember That Night?” on her hugely popular TikTok. The short snippet immediately blew up, garnering nearly 3M views and over 720K likes in just a few short days. Following the incredible fan reaction, Kays worked quickly to finish the song in preparation for today’s official release. “Remember That Night?” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; an official lyric video is streaming now at YouTube.
HONNE RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘free love’
Created by acclaimed animator Holly Warburton, who also dreamt up short, animated videos for every track on HONNE’S ‘no song without you’ mixtape upon its release back in July, the video taps into the warm, fuzzy tones of the track itself and sees the band become fully immersed in the world Warburton created for them.
ZHU & 24kGoldn UNLEASH NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “I ADMIT IT”
The accompanying video unfolds on the production floor of a factory where the machinery has been repurposed to produce ZHU’s fashion line, which exudes an erotic, industrial sensibility. The unexpected combination of plastic, lingerie, work boots, kimonos, protective gear and faux fur, in shades of orange and black, is informed by hazmat imagery, filtered through a sensual, futuristic lens. After the robotic assembly line wraps up production for the day, the workers slip into pieces from the stunning, forward-thinking collection and take to the improvised factory floor catwalk as ZHU and 24kGoldn perform.
Multi-Platinum Artist Ananya Releases “Everybody’s Lost” Single & Video
“The song is inspired by my own experiences of feeling lost at times and I think everyone can relate to that feeling in some way,” says Ananya. “I wrote it when I had moved to LA from India and was feeling really lost in a new big city. I just want people to know that it’s okay to be lost in life sometimes. It’s part of the process and it’s when you start digging deeper into who you are, what you love, that you start to find purpose.”
LABRINTH RELEASES OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR “NO ORDINARY”
Intervals share shredding new single “String Theory” feat Marco Sfogli
Today, torchbearers of progressive, instrumental rock, Intervals, debuted their third single “String Theory” from their forthcoming full-length, Circadian, ahead of its release on November 13th. Marking some of the heaviest yet most memorable pieces of the album, “String Theory” finds Aaron Marshall delving deep into his influences and coming out the other side with some of his most rewarding material yet. As with all of Marshall’s work, no matter how complicated it may get, the melodies and hooks are left swirling around in the listener’s head for days afterward.
JC STEWART RELEASES DEBUT EP WHEN THE LIGHT HITS THE ROOM
The duo’s creative connection resulted in four thematically linked songs, which set emotive stories of the growing pains of young adulthood to songs that balance immediately addictive pop hooks with heartfelt reflection. JC then recorded the EP with the GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Two Inch Punch (Rex Orange County, Sam Smith, Rag N Bone Man).
DUTCH DJ MIKE MAGO RELEASES IRRESISTIBLE ON REPEAT EP
“Eyes on Me” wraps Englund’s dreamy vocals in a shimmery instrumental and an insistent bassline—the song feels like it’s floating, but at high speed. On Repeat’s previously released tracks are similarly adventurous and have collectively amassed over 4 million combined global streams across DSPs. “Recognise” winds swirling synths around a powerful vocal about the ways people change. “Sun Keeps Rising Up” is a soulful, ecstatic house cut built around the emotive Jodie Abacus’s emotive coo. “On Repeat” is a love song about a crush you just can’t get out of your head. As the title suggests, the EP invites repeated listens.
VYB Releases New Single And Music Video “Deja Vu”
Pop rock band VYB (pronounced vibe) have released their new single and music video “Deja Vu,” available on all digital platforms now. A personal track to lead vocalist Tom, “Deja Vu” is a track about finding yourself in a familiar, yet uncomfortable, romantic encounter. Rooted in sleek pop, alternative, and punk influences, the independent band VYB blends electronic dance elements into their sound, the trio “feel we’ve entered our sonic stride with our next collection of music”.
ATLANTIC RECORDS UNWRAPS ITS FIRST HOLIDAY COMPILATION ALBUM, STILL HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
STILL HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is being heralded by two exclusive tracks, “Christmas Morning” by 3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated R&B superstar Trey Songz and 2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer-songwriter-producer Ty Dolla $ign’s “Alone for Christmas (Feat. Kiana Ledé),” both of which are available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
“Most of my songs have at least a thread of sadness; however, this one is all warm, fluffy feelings,” says Marsh. “I’m describing one of many moments when I looked across the room at my wife and realized how much my life has changed for the better since she’d entered my world. The tune is free of fears and doubts. It’s all love.”
Jay Kinser (EXP) Is Set To Detonate With New Video “Bomb On Em” Feat. Ruste Juxx
Jay Kinser (formerly JK) of EXP The Expendables enhances his latest hardcore rap single Bomb On Em feat. Rustee Juxx with a forceful video. Directed and produced by Myster DL, the visuals are filmed at baseball fields partly in Brooklyn,NY and Haverhill, MA. Both MCs deliver gritty lyrics matching the beat’s high intensity. “The general theme of this song is Bomb’s Away! We’re dropping hard hitting lyrics on em” says Jay. This single will appear on his upcoming Eleven LP slated to drop 11/11. Check out the video on youtube as well as your preferred digital streaming provider.
LONDON DJ PRODUCER DUO SNAKEHIPS REMIX GORGON CITY “BURNING” FEAT. EVAN GIIA, BRINGING A BREEZY POP DANCE FEEL
They now add to the package inviting fellow DJ producer duo Snakehips to present their inimitable take on the release. Snakehips need little introduction, the London producers Oliver Lee and James Carter burst onto the scene with 2015’s “All My Friends” featuring Chance the Rapper and Tinashe, which went on to be certified platinum in several countries. They went on to amass hundreds of millions of streams and record sales. Since then they have worked with Zayn, MØ, Anderson .Paak, and Joey Badass, continually evolving their sound and always remaining fresh and innovative.
MUNI LONG TAPS YFN LUCCI FOR NEW SINGLE “NEKKID” – AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE TODAY!
MUNI LONG, singer, songwriter and sonic anomaly returns today with the third single release from her long-awaited debut EP release titled “Nekkid” featuring YFN Lucci. The 7-track EP, dubbed Black Like This, will release everywhere digitally on Friday, November 13th and is just a one-part installation of a continuous string of music and visual rollouts to come in 2021.
“Nekkid” is accompanied by a short form visualizer, allowing fans to enter into the highly stylized and eccentric world of MUNI LONG – created through the futuristic lens of MUNI and masterfully styled by fashion architect Jason Rembert.
LIL SKIES’ SON BABY KI MAKES DEBUT APPEARANCE IN THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR HIS NEW SINGLE “ON SIGHT”, OUT TODAY
Filmed in his stomping grounds of Waynesboro, PA, the personal video shows the duality in the life of Lil Skies; the incredibly explosive and dynamic performer on tour, and; the father at home where he can wind down and get back to what’s important, family. The video, directed by Kristian Bennese and produced by Carlos Garcia/777 Productions, weaves from life on the road pre-pandemic to time spent at home bonding with his son, Ki, who makes his music video debut appearance.
MAE MULLER RELEASES DEBUT EP ‘NO ONE ELSE, NOT EVEN YOU’
North London singer/songwriter Mae Muller has released her highly anticipated debut EP, no one else, not even you. Out today via Capitol Records, the eight-track project showcases the fearlessly honest yet irresistibly fun songwriting that’s seen her hailed as “a clear pop sensation in the making” by Wonderland and the “new queen” by NYLON.
Also today, Mae premieres her new single “dependent” and its accompanying lyric video. The addictively catchy opening track to no one else, not even you, “dependent” offers a rarely-glimpsed look at the tension between the thrill of new love and the fear of losing your sense of self.
JAKE HOOT GOES BACK TO HIS ROOTS WITH “LA BAMBA”
Country crooner and season 17 Champion of NBC’s The Voice, Jake Hoot is channeling his childhood with the release of his new single, “La Bamba.” Produced by Danny Myrick and recorded at the Sound Emporium, “La Bamba” is the lead-off single from Hoot’s debut EP due out in January of 2021. Featuring fellow The Voice contestant Ricky Duran on lead guitar and BGV’s, Hoot also brought along other The Voice alums to perform gang vocals on the track and appear in the music video including Alex Guthrie, Max Boyle, Gracie Shriver, Zoe Upkins, Jordan McCullough, Jordan Chase and Jake’s fiance, Brittney Hoyt.