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BIZZY BANKS WELCOMES THE NEW YEAR WITH IMPRESSIVE NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO “BANDEMIC”
Rising drill-rapper Bizzy Banks is starting off 2021 on a bright note, introducing a brand new single and video for “Bandemic,” a vibrant, street tune that celebrates young people finding success and money during a global pandemic. The record incorporates Bizzy’s signature flow, riding a classic drill beat produced by Alau.
Legendary Tom Jones covers Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues”
The song was first released on Snider’s critically acclaimed album Cash Cabin Sessions Vol. 3 which came out in 2019, and Jones’ cover will appearing on an album he has coming this Spring.
As to Jones covering him, Snider says, “Tom Jones is as great as a singer as there has ever been,” adding, “I prefer his version of the song to my own.”
Artist: The Greenhouse Gases – Track: Ozone
“Ozone” is an instrumental hip hop track featuring real drums, bass, fender Rhodes, trumpet, lap steel and modular synthesizers. It a laid back beat with an Acid Jazz/jazz fusion feel. Great track to chill or study to.
Jesse Rosenthal Shares Lead Single “Mitzvah Bells”
On Friday, Seattle-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jesse Rosenthal announced his debut solo album, The Killing Language, sharing lead single “Mitzvah Bells.” Last week, Northern Transmissions announced the release and shared “Mitzvah Bells,” stating, “Fans of Randy Newman and Fergal Sharkey will definitely find a soft spot for the song.”
British electro-rockers SHAPE OF WATER announce new EP Lockdown On Mars out February 12, new video
British alternative electro-rock band Shape Of Water will release a new EP entitled Lockdown On Mars on February 12, 2021 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Paul Reeve (Muse, Supergrass, Beta Band) and mixed by Rox Capriotti. The album art was designed by Luca De Falco at Luca De Falco Artworks.
Michelle Sarah’s “No Crime” is a 60s Motown soul-inspired anthem that gives you a permission slip to feel emotions. As she cites, we are often conditioned to be ashamed of or shy about our feelings. The track is a statement that there’s no crime in being in touch with your emotions–in fact, it’s an invitation to do so. Working with producer Steve Berlin, the song was beautifully augmented with pristine horn arrangements, nostalgic guitar lines, and lush backing vocals. As a testament to the human experience and taking in all of its ebbs and flows, the third single off her forthcoming album resonates with folks from all walks of life and is a must-listen no matter where you are in your journey.
Justin Bieber releases Vevo Footnotes video for “Anyone”
Global superstar Justin Bieber started the new year with the drop of “Anyone,” a 1960’s -inspired boxing video and power love ballad. Today, Bieber and the team that brought the visual to life have partnered with Vevo to bring viewers behind the scenes in a brand new episode of Vevo Footnotes.
JAZMINE SULLIVAN MAKES TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS WITH HEAUX TALES
This week, multi-Grammy-nominated powerhouse singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan makes her triumphant return to the top of the charts with her latest project Heaux Tales. Released January 8 via RCA Records, Heaux Tales debuted at No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart, No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Heaux Tales marks Sullivan’s second No. 1 R&B Albums chart debut, fifth Top 5 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums debut and her highest debut on the Billboard 200 chart.
Kishi Bashi Shares Cover of Dolly Parton’s “Early Morning Breeze” (Joyful Noise Recordings)
To celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday today, Kishi Bashi has shared his new cover of “Early Morning Breeze,” from her formative 1971 album Coat Of Many Colors. The cover introduces a subtly transformed sonic palette, including a short violin solo from the string extraordinaire. “I’ve always loved Dolly Parton,” he explains. “I think an artist’s personality plays a part in appreciating their work. I love how she’s always so generous and grounded in this crazy world of show business.” Kishi Bashi’s “Early Morning Breeze” is now available to stream at all DSPs via Joyful Noise Recordings.
NOTHING,NOWHERE. SHARES “FAKE FRIEND” OFFICIAL VIDEO
nothing,nowhere. elaborated on the new video explaining, “I was always so enamored by the over the top 90’s commercials as a kid. There is something comforting looking back at them now. The ‘Fake Friend’ music video combines the comfort and simplicity of the 90’s, with the never-ending stimulation of the 2020’s. We wanted to visually tell the backstory of this ‘Fake Friend’ and show how technology and social media can deteriorate you.”
Jealous of the Birds shares new lyric video for “Pendulum”
Jealous of the Birds – the musical project of Northern Ireland-based singer-songwriter Naomi Hamilton – shares a new lyric video created by Juliet Bryant (The Japanese House, MICHELLE) for “Pendulum.” The track is from the latest LP Peninsula, which came out September 18th, 2020 via Canvasback/Atlantic.
Naomi shares, “’Pendulum’ is one of the most hopeful, anthemic songs on the album. It grew from the idea that relationships are always a constant back and forth of energy, like the movement of a pendulum swing. I wanted to celebrate that kind of reciprocal romantic and platonic love that’s essential to conquering hardship. ”
FERRY CORSTEN LAUNCHES IN-DEPTH MUSIC PRODUCTION MASTERCLASS WITH ARMADA UNIVERSITY AND FADERPRO: ‘IN THE STUDIO’
With over 25 years of studio experience, a hit-studded discography and an undeniably impressive track record as a composer, it’s safe to say that electronic music icon Ferry Corsten knows a thing or two about music production. The Dutchman has been among his scene’s most authorative figures since he released seminal Trance classics such as ‘Out Of The Blue’ (as System F) and ‘Gouryella’ (as Gouryella), and he now steps up to the plate to teach his craft to the next generation of dance music producers through his first-ever masterclass on Armada University and FaderPro: ‘In The Studio’.
The Brother Brothers Announce New Album “Calla Lily” at FLOOD Magazine with new single “On The Road Again”
Brooklyn’s The Brother Brothers, whose debut album gained enthused nods from tastemakers including NPR, Billboard and Rolling Stone Country among others, are announcing their sophomore album Calla Lily today, coming on Compass Records April 16th. Lead single, “On the Road Again”, sets the stage for the whole record and shows that the many comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel are apt with the immediate warmth of their immaculate harmonies. The Moss brothers wrote “On The Road Again” before the world shut down, and serendipitously so. A quintessential road song, it explores the multiplicity of being a touring musician, and speaks to one’s longing for the road, for the connection with that diasporic artist community forged across stages, festival grounds, and long, winding roads. The music video for “On The Road Again” follows the brothers out of New York City with a convoy of whimsical animations along for the ride, culminating in a cartoon concert along the Hudson River.
CAMILO RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “ROPA CARA”
After multiple radio hits that connected with millions around the world, Latin GRAMMY® winner and current GRAMMY® nominee Camilo continues his momentum into 2021 with his single and video “Ropa Cara” (Expensive Clothes).
Home Counties release playful home-made video for “Modern Yuppies”
Home Counties have released a playful home-made video for new single “Modern Yuppies”. The first of two self-produced singles to be released via Alcopop! Records – the “Modern Yuppies” follows hot on the heels of the band’s debut EP ‘Redevelopment’ which arrived in September 2020.
Moving away from the indie guitar-laden sound of their debut EP, “Modern Yuppies” instead sees the band embracing their playful aptitude for synth-driven, post-funk hooks.
French metalcore/rock newcomers DIZORDER shared entire new album ‘SKY//LIGHT’
A few weeks after the official release of their debut full-length record ‘SKY//LIGHT’ on CD & Digital, French metal(core)/rock newcomers Dizorder just shared the album on full-streaming on YouTube.
Yung Stakks | “Freaky Bih”
Chine Music’s Yung Stakks is having a wild time with a chick and her best friend in his new single “Freaky Bih”. The Chicago artist is having his way with his ladies and everything else on this track.
TEMPERANCE Reveals New Acoustic Single & Video “Evelyn”
TEMPERANCE has released a brand new song off their upcoming acoustic EP Melodies Of Green And Blue! Among six acoustic renditions off Viridian, “Evelyn” is one of two brand new songs off the melodic/symphonic metal outfit’s new acoustic EP. After many years of band history and tours with genre giants like NIGHTWISH, Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY and TARJA, TEMPERANCE will release, Melodies Of Green And Blue, on February 19, 2021 via Napalm Records.
Alfa Mist announces new album Bring Backs, shares new song ‘Run Outs’
London based producer, pianist, bandleader and MC Alfa Mist today announces his fourth full-length solo record Bring Backs, out April 23rd via ANTI-. The album announcement is accompanied by brand-new single ‘Run Outs’, a skittering jazz exploration centred on Alfa’s Rhodes piano lines.
Gemini Syndrome Releases New Music Video “IDK” Today
“IDK plays with the double entendre, ‘I decay’ and ‘IDK’ (I don’t know) to illustrate the Voltaire quote, ‘The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing,'” states Gemini Syndrome vocalist Aaron Nordstromabout the newest release.
Gemini Syndrome drummer Brian Steele Medina adds, “IDK opens the door to the idea that we have to be willing to discard our old ideas and identity to give space for new ideas to grow and allow a more evolved identity to flourish. The last thing we want to do is to get stuck in old patterns of thought and behavior. This is an essential principal as we progress through the various degrees of the initiatory traditions.”
Mack Ben Widdit | “The Big Way (Big Dawg)”
From Richmond, VA., to a street near you Don’t Fold Entertainment presents “BIG DAWG”. “Right down to the business….DFE is coming, nope not big headed but indeed “moving round like a BIG DAWG”. Ready to “piss off the haters” DFE’s “BIG DAWG” another head-banger from “The Big Way” project.
Following the release of her stunning debut EP “Being”, Tolü steps away from her signature RnB/Soul fusion to provide this high quality rendition of the Galway classic “N17” by the Saw Doctors. Dedicated to the Irish across the world who weren’t able to make it home for Christmas, the singer-songstress’ buttery vocals float over RTÉ’s Concert Orchestra’s breathtaking backdrop.
Blanketman Share New Track “Leave The South”
In a 12 months that has seen much made about the divide between the north and south of England, “Leave The South” seeks not to pit the regions against one another, but instead offers a far more nuanced look at the way the grass can always appear greener on the other side. It also acts as something of a love-letter of absent friends and an admission that nothing is perfect. Lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Hopper elaborates: “The song harks back to five years ago when I was living in Reading while at uni. While not a bad place, I found my final year tough and was becoming disillusioned with what I was doing and where I was. I was in a rut mentally and my friends had stayed up north and I found myself feeling increasingly isolated and skint. I managed to convince myself that moving back up North would solve all my problems like it was some kind of utopia and started blaming where I was for said problems. I laugh at that now and that’s what the song is about. Although the water really does taste better up North…”
Electro-Pop Singer-Songwriter EMPRESS® Releases New Music Video “SnowGlobe” – Out Now
San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Shannon Rugani musically known as EMPRESS® has released her cinematic music video for her single “SnowGlobe” – out now. Filmed on Lake Tahoe, Nevada, the video captures EMPRESS and six dancers emerging from Zorbs onto land signifying that happiness is but a mere breakthrough away. The video was directed by EMPRESS, Siege INC. and Dino Elias, the latter also acted as choreographer. “SnowGlobe”, the first single released from EMPRESS this year, is available now on all streaming platforms.
Köln, the new music video from Brigitte Handley | Matahari Ranch
The new single, Köln and has been inspired by my time spent in the German city. Köln is the feelings and thoughts that swirl around your mind when you are in a new place that is so inspiring for the soul. A trigger for new perspectives and deeper imagination.
TYRXNE – Hibachi Flame (Music Video)
The fiery and hard hitting self-directed visuals set the tone for TYRXNE’s next album ‘Fire Starter’
“In Highschool my friends and I would do crazy shit like light throw up graffiti and light the school walls on fire. I want to bring that give no fucks attitude back” – TYRXNE
2021 UK ARTIST TO WATCH GRIFF PREMIERES BRAND NEW SINGLE “BLACK HOLE”
The release of “Black Hole” follows a breakout start to 2021 for Griff, who recently made the top 5 in the BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2021 poll and was also named one to watch by Amazon UK, MTV UK, ELLE UK and more. Griff was also recently hailed by Taylor Swift on social media after posting a cover of the superstar’s song “Exhale” with Maisie Peters in December and appeared on Disney’s record-breaking Christmas ad campaign with the beautiful “Love Is A Compass.”
New Release for New President (Born to Win!)
Robert Sarazin Blake’s new song Not Me, Us (Born To Win!) was recorded with The Mammals, The Restless Age, and Jefferson Hamer. The lead vocal is shared with Sarah Lee Guthrie, Alexis P. Suter, John Elliott, and Ruthy Ungar. Recorded just days before lock down, in March of 2020, its release on January 20, 2021 celebrates turning the corner of COVID, the end of Trump’s divisive presidency, the inauguration of Joe Biden, and Lady Liberty’s promise of freedom for all.
Tai Verdes Releases “Drugs” Music Video
Initially released in October 2020, “DRUGS” is an honest reflection of Verdes’ experimentation with weed and psychedelics – “but mostly weed!” he clarifies. The song details the stigmas involved, realities exposed, and an expansion of his own emotional maturity. Acoustic guitar and 808s create the perfect soundscape for Tai’s storytelling.
Ripple Streets’ single “The Great Divide”
Ripple Streets’ single “The Great Divide” is a mindful composition that draws on a combination of current events and raw emotions to create a track that is both upbeat and thought provoking.
The song’s defining sound and lyrics were inspired by the political commentaries on CNN, FOX News, and the forced opinions of friends through social media. The overall composition evokes CCR and Talking Heads.
“We feel that “The Great Divide” Is a bit of a departure from our typical 90’s ‘cruise grunge’ sound,” says Gains. “There’s no avoiding this topic in this toxic political climate,” says Gains. . The band is excited to explore this new terrain in new single to start 2021.
“The Great Divide” is scheduled for release on January 19th.
TheHxliday Gets Lost in His Feelings in Lovesick “NxBody” Video
Blessed with prodigious melodic talent, 19-year-old artist TheHxliday is ready to ascend to stardom in 2021. Bringing to life a highlight track from his BatBxy EP, TheHxliday shares “NxBody,” his latest music video. A propulsive, R&B-influenced banger produced by Shop w/ Trap, VDIDIT & Mike Gonsolin, “NxBody” shows off the Motown Records signee’s skill with melodic phrasing as he describes a tumultuous relationship he just can’t pull himself away from: “And I can’t trust nobody, I can’t trust nobody/I wish I had love again, I wish I had somebody/I know there ain’t no recovering, no, we can’t restart it/But I don’t want nobody else, so baby, let’s restart it.” Directed by Anthony Wilson, the artfully lo-fi video for “NxBody” translates TheHxliday’s pain and uncertainty into literal terms, alternates clips of the young singer-songwriter alone in the woods with a gaping wound in his heart with red-hued glimpses of a happier time.
THEHXLIDAY DROPS NEW VIDEO FOR “NXBODY” OFF HIS BATBXP EP
Blessed with prodigious melodic talent, 19-year-old artist TheHxliday is ready to ascend to stardom in 2021. Bringing to life a highlight track from his Batbxy EP, TheHxliday shares “NxBody,” his latest music video. A propulsive, R&B-influenced banger produced by Shop w/ Trap, VDIDIT & Mike Gonsolin, “NxBody” shows off the Motown Records signee’s skill with melodic phrasing as he describes a tumultuous relationship he just can’t pull himself away from: “And I can’t trust nobody, I can’t trust nobody/I wish I had love again, I wish I had somebody/I know there ain’t no recovering, no, we can’t restart it/But I don’t want nobody else, so baby, let’s restart it.” Directed by Anthony Wilson, the artfully lo-fi video for “NxBody” translates TheHxliday’s pain and uncertainty into literal terms, alternates clips of the young singer-songwriter alone in the woods with a gaping wound in his heart with red-hued glimpses of a happier time.
Parker Longbough Shares New Single in Advance of Surprise LP Out This Friday
As if all the anxieties, fears, and worries of the year 2020 could be encapsulated in programed beats and arpeggiated synths, Parker Longbough offers up Crackle/Hiss, his fifth full length album. Like many indie rock veterans, Parker Longbough, the recording name of Anchorage native Matthew Witthoeft, has been doing this for a while. His 2006 debut, Commander Comatose, was well-received, receiving accolades from the likes of NPR and the then-nascent blogging community. He has been growing up and writing albums about it along the way, making music that people immediately connect to, making music that sounds familiar.
Multi-platinum Perfume have announced that they will be featured in Levi’s Strauss Japan (Levi’s Strauss & Co.) new Levi’s® RED campaign in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The incredibly beautiful one-of-a-kind campaign movie features Perfume like you’ve never seen them before, dancing freely in denim. Instead of dancing with choreography, Perfume opened up their hearts and soul and danced freestyle to the lively music by YoshimiO, a member of OOIOO. Perfume have rarely been seen publicly in denim until now, and this is their first ad campaign in denim wear! In addition to Perfume, a-chan’s puppy, Popotan, also joined the photo shoot! Natural, relaxed and mature, this campaign with Perfume is a must see. Levi’s® RED will go on sale from Jan. 29, 2021 in Japan.
Luke Combs achieves tenth-consecutive #1 with “Better Together”
ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs’ current single, “Better Together,” is #1 this week on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. A first on the chart, this is Combs’ tenth-consecutive #1 single extending his record-breaking streak at country radio.
Brave New World Release “Sour Honey” | Debut EP Out on January 29th
Blossom is Brave New World’s debut EP which has been a work in progress over the past year and a half. It encompasses the band’s experiences of living with mental illness and coming out on the other side stronger and better individuals. Whether it be vocalist Christopher Eubanks’ almost Daryl Palumbo style vocals or guitarist Nick Lee’s 90’s grunge style riffs, the album is an enthralling listen and a melting pot of different styles and influences.
New music from Lindsey Stirling “Lose You Now” – out now!
“This song was on my album as an instrumental song, but I always knew it was really special,” shares Stirling. “I am so grateful for Mako for the lyrics he wrote to ‘Lose You Now’ because he perfectly captured the feelings I’d never been able to put into words. I actually balled like a baby the first time I heard his version. I felt like my father and best friend (both of whom have passed away) were giving me a big warm hug. Creating this song and the music video has brought me a sense of peace. The video is full of special memories and signs that represent the people I’ve lost. I used to have cereal picnics with my dad. Whenever I see a monarch butterfly, I feel like my friend Gavi is checking in on me. The little fox stuffed animal represents my baby niece, who passed away this summer. These little Easter eggs and many more make this video so special to me. Now, as we release it, I hope to share that hug and healing with the world. We can all use it right now.”
Chef Sean “No Name Remix” Featuring Jeremih New Single!
Chef Sean, whose name you also might recognize as Sean Christopher, is a rising force to be reckoned with in the music industry. The Chicago native, who has been around the entertainment world since the age of 12, has already stacked up some impressive accolades while tackling rap’s competitive society. In 2016, Sean hit the No. 4 slot on the “Hot Single Sales” Billboard charts for his “Dope Boy” single. Not only can he lay down ear-catching lyrics on tracks, but he is also a producer who studied audio recording and engineering at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, New York.
Polish Pagan Black Metal Alchemists VARMIA Premiere Music Video for ‘Upperan’
VARMIA pays tribute to their Baltic roots by combining black metal with traditional instruments such as the goat horn and the tagelharpa. All of the group’s albums to date have been recorded in culturally significant regions throughout their native Poland. The band continued this practice during the making of the music video for “Upperan.”
ICYMI: Blanketman share new single “Leave The South”
In a 12 months that has seen much made about the divide between the north and south of England, “Leave The South” seeks not to pit the regions against one another, and instead offers a far more nuanced look at the way the grass can always appear greener on the other side. It also acts as something of a love-letter of absent friends and an admission that nothing is perfect. Lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Hopper elaborates:
Minus Gravity share music video for single ‘I Do’
Texas bred, Los Angeles based hip-hop outfit Minus Gravity have dropped the official video for single ‘I Do’, out now.
Featuring signature house party red cups and even more liquor, the official video for ‘I Do’ captures the hedonism of a birthday bash that the boys threw in Malibu. Shot in one take by Jordon from ZF Productions, the spontaneous energy of the visuals are an ideal accompaniment for the track itself. ‘I Do’ is taken from the trio’s latest project Moods Vol. 1, a sprawling 38-track release that features collaborations with Robin Thicke, T-Wayne, Nana Starfield and more.
Surrey singer-songwriter Sam and Sounds kicks off the new year with single ‘Silly’, out 20th January.
Fizzing with energy, tinged with emotion and undeniably infectious, ‘Silly’ is the feelgood indie-pop jam destined to take 2021 by storm. It sees Sam continue with his whirlwind start to the new year, after recent single ‘Mamma Mia Girl’ was crowned ‘Track of the Day’ on BBC Introducing South.
New Pagans announce debut album ‘The Seed, The Vessel, The Roots and All’
Acclaimed Belfast band New Pagans have announced the release of their debut album The Seed, The Vessel, The Roots and All, which will be out March 19th via Big Scary Monsters.
To celebrate the announcement, they have also released the powerful new single ‘Christian Boys’, which is reminiscent of Sonic Youth with their fierce attitude, channelling gritty pop-sensibilities alongside striking vocals, driving rhythms and lucid guitar tones.