@skopemag news – thursday – february 11, 2021 @ 11 am est

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

Madison Wolfe Releases Up-Beat New Country Single “Skip It”

Country-pop artist Madison Wolfe releases new single titled “Skip It.” You can listen to the single by clicking here.

“This song has always been a fun, flirty, feel-good song to me and when I hear this song, I think of summer with a new crush and it is just an overwhelmingly happy and exciting feeling to have that I thought this world could use right now.” explains Madison.

In late 2020, Madison made her debut into the country-pop scene with her debut single Everyday’s A Different Beach.

Madison Wolfe Releases New Single ‘Skip It’

Cinematic electronica, from London to Iran. Otherworldly, soul-soothing, desperately romantic

British-Iranian artist Hiatus (real name Cyrus Shahrad) has just dropped a single ‘Your Place Is Empty ft. Malahat’ taken from his upcoming album ‘Distancer’ which lands on the 9th April via Lucky Thunder. Album stream below with more info.

Short and sweet pitch here <3

Country Artist Bobby Kendrick Releases Debut Single “Drinking Songs”

This up-tempo country bop pays homage to country hits of the past, including “Dixieland Delight” by Alabama and “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley, all while making you want to leave those sad drinking songs in 2020 where they belong.

“Imagine going to a writers’ round, where every artist played sad country songs. Then imagine, the MC coming up to you and saying, “I’m giving you an extra song, but step it up, ’cause I’m tired of hearing these drinking songs!” So that’s what I did. I quit drinking songs.” explains Bobby.

The song was written by Bobby Kendrick, Ali Munoz, and Dallas Jack.

THE MONO LPS – New single: “Love Me” – Watch Video

Renowned for their “rock’n’roll… with a cello” innovations, the Liverpool band’s new single initially began life as an indie track, before it all went a bit Pete Tong… As Ste Reid of The Mono LPs says:

“Love Me” was a really old song of ours that we had in vaults. Back then it was more of an indie track which we didn’t know what to do with. We liked it a lot but it didn’t fit our first album so it stayed there for years. Then when we started making the new album I was noodling on guitar and came up with the riff that sounded like a pure EDM guitar riff. I realised that it would fit into “Love Me” so we married the two parts together.”

The Single “Bom Bom”, by X LoW, was released on 20/01/2021

“When I was making the beat for “Bom Bom”, my newest Release, I felt a strange feeling, like I already knew how the song was supposed to come out and how I wanted it to be in everyone’s ears. When I thought this I hadn’t created the Drums for this song yet, but I don’t know… Maybe I’m just evolving and understanding new things. So for the first time I’m really proud of my ability and I’m sure of what I’m doing. Hope You will listen to this song (more than just once😉) In the lyrics I’ve spoken about me, my crush, how much I’m certain about myself and about my bravery in everything I do in my life. Maybe in the lyrics you can’t find everything I said but I can show You that simply by listening to my song now.”

Battling ADD & Dyslexia, Cocoelusive overcomes & delivers with ‘LoveJam’

The challenges of social anxiety and struggling to stay focused is a tough climb to overcome. These hurdles caused Nance Brito, an aspiring UK artist that goes under the moniker Cocoelusive, difficulty to study for college exams, which lead to night-long laments due to her anxiety. “I had a lot of learning difficulties growing up. My parents were a little old school and were not aware this was even a thing,” the artist explains. Diagnosed with ADD and dyslexia at a much later age, Cocoelusive found healing with music, and with her reserved persona expresses a rendition of new school R&B with laid back grooves and magnetic melodies. ‘LoveJam’ is the start of Cocoelusive finding her truth.

Portland, OR’s BLUPHORIA signs with EDGEOUT Records

Emerging out of the Pacific Northwest, Eugene, OR’s Bluphoria has been signed to EDGEOUT Records to a developmental deal and will join forces with Reign LaFreniere (lead vocals, 21), Dakota North (rhythm guitar, 18), Rex Wolf (bass guitar, 19), and Ben “Rig” Norman (drums, 20) in creating a formidable body of work.

Marie-Clo Reveals the dreamy “At Ease”

“At Ease,” the opening track & latest single off of Shell(e), speaks of absolute freedom and emancipation; more specifically in regards to women. Evoking a retro musical feel, it’s all about fun, confidence, dance & not biting your tongue.

Bop = Pure Fun x A Bit Of Drama As Kitchener/Waterloo’s JOSHUA SADE JAMES Aims to Get “Closer” in New Single

If the equation for a bop = pure fun x a bit of drama, Canadian artist Joshua Sade James and his new single “Closer” — available now — proves he’s a wizard with the formula.

“I feel like, if Twilight had a pop theme song for Bella’s mood swings between Jacob and Edward… This would be it,” the multi-talented artist explains. “I want people to start jamming out, then catch themselves saying, ‘oh, WAIT. I thought this was a happy song.’

JP Saxe & Maren Morris “Line By Line” Impacting Now!!

Luke Combs and Billy Strings join forces on “The Great Divide”

Written by Combs, Strings and Wyatt Durrette, the song was produced, recorded and mixed by Chip Matthews earlier this month in Nashville, TN. In addition to Combs and Strings, the song features Charlie Worsham (acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo), Royal Masat (bass) and Eric Darken (percussion).

Belle Tower – ‘small’ out now

“Small” is dedicated with gratitude to my incredible network of women, non-binary and femme creatives for their support and friendship. This song was inspired by a time in my life when I was navigating a connection that I knew was toxic, which ended up representing a larger relationship to patriarchy and misogyny in the music industry.

Toronto R&B Artist JORDANA OF EARTH Drops Sultry New Single, “Tell Me”

At 85,000+ streams on Spotify alone, rising R&B singer Jordana of Earth has just added to her library, releasing her latest single: an extremely catchy and moody love song entitled “Tell Me” — available now.

Tell Me, Jordana Of Earth Asks In Sultry New Single

Steve Aoki & Willy William Curate A Melting Pot of Latin Dance Sounds on “Mambo”

Two-time Grammy-nominated producer, DJ, and artist, Steve Aoki, unites top hitmakers from across the world to join forces on his latest global hit “MAMBO.” In a move that looks to set the tone for 2021, Aoki is releasing a song that seeks to further propel the boundaries of Latin music internationally. “MAMBO” sees Steve call upon cultural icons like French-Mauritian DJ/Producer Willy William, Reggae superstar Sean Paul, Dominican rapper El Alfa, Texan producing duo Play-N- Skillz, and Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta. The song is available to stream on all digital platforms today.

New ANDREW W.K. Single, “Babalon”, Available for Pre-Order Now!

Inimitable God of Partying, ANDREW W.K., and the entire team at Napalm Records, are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the colossal new ANDREW W.K. single entitled, “Babalon”, available to pre-order now in a limited edition 7” colored vinyl format! The track (which marks ANDREW W.K.’s Napalm Records debut, and its first musical output since the release of 2018’s You’re Not Alone), will be unleashed to the world both physically and digitally on February 17, 2021, along with a gripping new music video.

ANDREW W.K. Announces “Babalon” Single; Available for Pre-Order Now!

ICYMI- “Scuffed Up, Shoegazey,” VHS Gold- Watch Kelly Duplex’s New Video!

Recalling the good old days when MTV wasn’t back to back episodes of Ridiculousness, New Orleans based guitar pop trio, Kelly Duplex have shared their latest video for a cover of The Sundays’ “Here’s Where The Story Ends.” This will be the final single off the trio’s upcoming s/t album out on February 12th via Strange Daisy.


“I reached out to Rodrigo on Instagram DM over the summer while quarantined, and asked if he would want to make something together despite my being in L.A. and him being in London,” explains Donna Missal. “The relationship through our devices became the context of the things we made together. Rodrigo directed this video over Facetime, and screen sharing in real time, while my band and I performed the song. I wanted to do something live in the absence of touring, but with the intention of reinterpreting what it meant to perform live, in a time where we can only experience it through a screen. Rodrigo really understood that.”

APPALOOZA: stream tribalistic and fierce new album ‘The Holy of Holies’ in full!

France’s new heavy rock revelation APPALOOZA tear the roof off with their tribalistic and fire-driven new full-length ‘The Holy Of Holies’, premiering exclusively on Everything Is Noise before its official release this February 5th on Ripple Music.

“Whether you prefer the album’s tribal and oriental flourishes, or its proud and self-aware ’90s grunge worship, what cannot be denied is the craftsmanship on display that allows it all to come together as 2021’s first truly explosive rock record.” Everything Is Noise says about ‘The Holy of Holies’.

Indulge in an Album of Distorted, Tribal Tyranny as Appalooza Reveal “The Holy of Holies”

Hope Dunbar (Americana, folk) to release new album, “Sweetheartland,” on April 2, 2021

Nebraska-based Americana-folk singer-songwriter Hope Dunbar is set to release her new album, Sweetheartland, on April 2, 2021. Recorded in Nashville before the pandemic hit, it’s her second full-length, and it was produced by Zack Smith (one-half of the celebrated duo Smooth Hound Smith), Jesse Thompson, and Dunbar herself. Sweetheartland takes listeners om a journey through stories lifted from everyday routine and secret dreams.

Fused By Defiance Release Official Music Video for “Cancel Culture”

LA Based, 5 piece band FUSED BY DEFIANCE has released the official music video for their single, “Cancel Culture.” Originally premiered on GHOST CULT MAGAZINE, “Cancel Culture” was directed and edited by Ron Underwood.

Big Trip Releases New Song “INTL (Sleep When You’re Dead)” + Visual

“The lyrics in the song speak to my mindset that I’ve acquired throughout my journey of becoming a strong, hard-working, independent man,” Big Trip explains to AllHipHop.com. “Once I heard the aggressive beat from Dirty Harry, I knew I had something gritty and authentic to say. The simplistic flow and cadence created space for me to really let people know how I’m feeling. I’m tired! My mind’s always going, and my phone’s always ringing. My body aches for rest but my mind is strong enough to realize: all that resting can happen when I’m dead! Crazy thing is, I actually had a close call when I was shooting the video for the song. I had a seizure while on set and almost died. Doctor said I wasn’t taking good enough care of myself or getting enough rest. But the only thing I’m focused on is getting my money and expanding my network internationally while being the flyest dude to do it.”

Ben Sollee and Time For Three collaborate on score for Focus Features film ‘Land’ starring Robin Wright

Cellist and composer Ben Sollee joined forces with acclaimed string trio Time For Three to collaborate on the score for the new Focus Features’ film Land, starring and directed by Robin Wright. The song “Over The Pines” is available today on all DSP’s with the soundtrack available on February 12 through Back Lot Music. The film will be released in theaters on February 12.

The score for Land is an extraordinary collaborative effort by composer, cellist and vocalist Ben Sollee, and the members of the string trio Time for Three (TF3): Charles Yang (violin), Nick Kendall (violin) and Ranaan Meyer (double bass). All are classically trained musicians who bring that artistry to non-classical genres, resulting in vibrant takes on folk, R&B, bluegrass, jazz, pop and Americana. The alchemy. Of Sollee and Time For Three yielded a score that is deeply suited to the film.

Timid, the Brave Shares Gorgeous Folk Single “St. Maria”

Timid, the Brave is the solo moniker of Canadian songwriter Tim Selles. His forthcoming record, Vuja De (out this spring), builds on the communal transition first explored on 2017’s Fireside LP, featuring Nate Wall (King Park) on drums/percussion, Ethan Rooney (The Good Hunters) on bass, and Gareth Inkster on pretty much everything else. Vuja De chronicles the cyclical nature of life, exploring the possibility of finding new meaning in familiar experiences.