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Flora Cash return with “Feeling So Down”

“Feeling So Down” follows the seemingly unstoppable success of Flora Cash’s breakthrough hit single, “You’re Somebody Else.” First released in 2017, the RIAA platinum certified single has proven a true viral phenomenon, currently boasting over 250M worldwide streams while ranking as one of Shazam’s Most Shazamed Alternative Songs in both 2019 and 2020. Hailed by Forbes as “arguably the most intriguing song on radio this past year,” “You’re Somebody Else” was equally popular at multi-format outlets nationwide, reaching #1 at Alternative and Triple A while also ascending to the top 5 on Billboard’s “Hot Rock Songs” chart. The track – which has also inspired countless TikTok videos in recent months – is joined by an official lyric video, now boasting over 115M views via YouTube alone.

Corb Lund To Release “Agricultural Tragic (Deluxe Edition)” March 19th

Corb Lund will release a deluxe edition of his critically acclaimed studio album Agricultural Tragic on March 19th via New West Records. Originally released with 12-songs, Agricultural Tragic (Deluxe Edition) features four bonus tracks recorded during the original recording sessions, including a revisited, horns and organ heavy version of the single “90 Seconds of Your Time.”

Video Premiere: Corb Lund and Jaida Dreyer Sing the Rodeo Blues on the Rollicking ‘Horse Poor’

SQÜRL & Jozef Van Wissem’s ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ soundtrack to be reissued by Sacred Bones

The score for Only Lovers Left Alive — a collaboration between SQÜRL (Jim Jarmusch, Carter Logan and Shane Stoneback) and Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem — serves as a reflection of the distinct textures of Detroit and Tangier, bridging ancient and modern sounds, entangled and timeless.

Avant-Baroque lute weaves through twenty-first century guitar grit, heavy back beats, Moroccan percussion, synth bass, field recordings, and numerous sonic effects to create a cinematic tapestry.

After Maluma Feature, Charly Black Drops New Single Today + Announces Debut EP (Universal Music/Aftercluv)

Four years after being certified diamond-selling in Latin America and RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) certified gold for his hit “Gyal You A Party Animal,” Jamaican dancehall artist Charly Black will return with his debut EP So Many Reasons. Today, he drops his new single “Treat” from his anticipated 5-song opus, available Feb 26, 2021 on Aftercluv, Universal Music’s Latin America dance music division.


Today, renowned singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter drops her latest tantalizing single “Guilty” feat. Chris Brown & A$AP Ferg via TStreetz Corp/Groundwērk/eOne. Produced by Chizzy, the track finds the artists reflecting on romantic guilty pleasures.

glimmers share emo anthem for your Valentines Day with new acoustic version of “Not Good At Goodbyes”

“In honor of Valentine’s Day, we decided to release an acoustic version of our latest single ‘Not Good at Goodbyes,’” says vocalist Maggie Schneider. “When we were first producing this song, we thought this track could go one of two ways: a full band anthem or an emo acoustic ballad. Since I wrote the song on my acoustic guitar in my bedroom, we thought it would be fun to show both sides of this story. We really hope people connect with it!”


Today, Six Course Music Group/RCA Records releases Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album. Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. kicks off the 22-track album which features music by Nipsey Hussle, Jay-Z, Hit-Boy, H.E.R., Nas, G Herbo, Lil Durk, A$AP Rocky, Black Thought, Polo G, Rakim, SiR, Dom Kennedy, White Dave, and more.

“Where There’s People, There’s Power” is the underlining theme on this collection of powerful music destined to inform and inspire today’s generation. Click here to listen.

Former HOLYCHILD Lead Singer Elizabeth Nistico Introduces Revenge Wife, Debuts Lo-fi, Electro, Horror-Pop Single Today

“Elizabeth Nistico is skilled at making pop music with an honest and melancholic underbelly despite the neon-lit compositions she sings to—such was the case as being part of the duo HOLYCHILD. Now, under the moniker Revenge Wife, Nistico still makes effervescent synth-pop with newfound vulnerability. Her first single “Earthquake” captures how personal relationships that collapse can feel just as disastrous as real tectonic shifts, all while making heartbreak seem as light as cotton candy.”
-Flood Magazine

Band Of Silver Premiere Arena-Worthy Pop Anthem “Are We Are We Not”

Band Of Silver—made up of Avery Silvernagel (vocals), Alex Silvernagel (guitar and vocals), and Evan Silvernagel (drums)—are a breakout sibling trio out of Nashville. Their music blurs the lines between vintage rock, 80’s new wave, and modern pop, and their explosive, electrifying performances hint at everything from Def Leppard and Madonna to Weezer and Panic! At The Disco.


The critically acclaimed singer/songwriter’s new single “Heathen,” was recently featured on i-D’s “Best New Music” playlist and Paste hailed it as one of their picks for “10 Best New Songs” calling the track, “utterly mesmerizing, blending dark dance-pop and noise-rock sounds, with only Auder’s deep baritone vocals to guide you through the haze.” Referring to the track as “my favourite song I’ve ever worked on,” Auder explains that “Heathen” is about “longing for a test run before life proper. Learning to accept that all we get is a 9-month-long bomb shelter before you’re very much in the world.”

Vanity Fairy provides a taste of her upcoming EP with the first single ‘He Can Be Your Lady’

DMY and 0800-MOSHI-MOSHI proudly present, ‘He Can Be Your Lady’, a first taster from Vanity Fairy’s forthcoming debut E.P, ‘Love From Above’.

Vanity Fairy is the creation of songwriter and vocalist Daisy Capri, a vehicle within which she can escape to a world where disco remains Queen.


“CRY” is an emotional, heart-wrenching song that tells the story about the pain and uncertainty that goes hand in hand with fighting for equality. The song’s organic blend of groove and gospel is also a reclaiming of folk and country as part of the Black musical tradition. Jon Batiste is widely known for his New Orleans lineage, but his family story traces further back to seven generations of farmers from Georgia, before his grandfather moved to Louisiana.

Batiste says of this song, “When we think about folk and country music, we should think about our ancestors more. The ones who have been called into service to give us these sounds and these feelings. The country’s first farmers were indigenous and Black folks.”

Death by Unga Bunga Releases New LP ‘Heavy Male Insecurity’

Norway’s Death by Unga Bunga is back! For over a decade, Death by Unga Bunga (aka DBUB) has dealt its own blend of highly energetic, rough and rowdy rock ‘n’ roll and wavy psychedelia that has been hailed as “a pleasure-center bullseye” (Stereogum) and “a time capsule to pure 1960s Britpop” (NPR). The band, which merges the cheekiness of Turbonegro with the arena-filling hooks of Cheap Trick, and sound like “the Ramones if they were produced by Mutt Lange” (All Music), releases its sixth studio LP, ‘Heavy Male Insecurity’, today via Jansen Records.

Hudu Akil’s Zac Crye releases “All The Same” Video!

“This ain’t no obsession, this is possession of my soul.” A blatant warning from the track “Possession,” off of Zac Crye’s debut, 2013 ep, “Three Finger Lid”.

Now Zac is back, dropping his sophomore release on April 16th, “All The Same” – a five track stoner rock EP with psychedelic elements to accent. Solely composed and recorded by Zac, this recording is a full demonstration of his musical fortitude and songwriting prowess that takes you deep within the realm of Zac Crye! The album will be released on Bandcamp April 9th and all other platforms on April 16th.

Scarlett Taylor – NEW SINGLE Black and Blue OUT NOW

LA Singer /Songwriter EMILY JAMES Sends Valentine Wishes with New Single & Video – Venice

Today, LA based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Emily James releases her newest single, venice. The charming and whimsical composition highlights the tenderness of first love and envisioning a future with someone. The enchanting track was written, recorded, and produced by James. venice can be streamed here and is featured on James’ upcoming AWAL EP, Wanted You to Know, Pt. I.

Hailey Whitters Releases “How Far Can It Go?” (feat. Trisha Yearwood) From Deluxe Album ‘LIVING THE DREAM’ out February 26

Today (2/12), rising Country star Hailey Whitters releases “How Far Can It Go?” (feat. Trisha Yearwood) from LIVING THE DREAM, a deluxe edition of her critically-acclaimed breakthrough album THE DREAM that will be released on February 26 via Pigasus Records / Big Loud Records / Songs & Daughters. The deluxe album finds Whitters moving from fantasizing about “the dream” to actually living it, calling upon her close friends and collaborators Brent Cobb, Jordan Davis, Hillary Lindsey, Little Big Town, Lori McKenna and Trisha Yearwood to contribute vocals to the fresh tracks.

Dirty Snowman Society Share Epic New EP Release “Snowblind”

The band shares of the record:
“The band went for it in the middle of the storm (that was 2020) – hence the title “Snowblind.” We found our sound – big and irreverant is where we seem to land. Hard but melodic, in terms of both the music and the topics.; sex, social media, criticism, addiction and yearning for love.”

Xael Releases New Album ‘Bloodtide Rising’

Sci-Fi metal band Xael’s releases its new album Bloodtide Rising via Pavement Entertainment. Bloodtide Rising was recorded by Joshua Ward and mastered by Jamie King. All music was written by Xael, and the album features Mathieu Marcotte (guitarist from Augury and Humanoid) and Nate Miller (Chinese Violin) as guests

Hello Skope Mag / She Her Her Hers ‘Silver Rain’ out now + ethereally beautiful video

The lead single is called ‘Silver Rain’ and it’s accompanied by a beautiful video of an ice figure skater Shion Kamada (video directed by Masaki Watanabe). It takes us sliding into their unique world of “Yûgen” – the traditional Japanese aesthetics concept conveying the mysterious and subtle beauty of life.

Paper Idol Shares Single “Tightrope” via mxdwn

Paper Idol finds the perfect balance between his electronic and indie-pop infused sound once again with his latest infectious single “Tightrope.” Never short of catchy vocal hooks, ear-snatching production style and all round good vibes, the young multi-instrumentalist and songwriter keeps on walking his way straight to our hearts (and favourite playlists). On writing “Tightrope”, he explains:

mxdwn PREMIERE: Paper Idol Gives Us Alt-Pop Bliss on New Song “Tightrope”

Michael Lanza Reminds Us The World Is An Amazing Place In “Open Up”

Multi-instrumentalist Michael Lanza has returned with his first release of the year with the harmonic and remedying single “Open Up” out now via Hitskope Music Group. The track serves as an anthem to tell others to take risks, push themselves forward and follow their dreams.

Blending mellotron chords, bright piano and Lanza’s strong vocals, the song is a triumphant feat in search of better days. Through the power of empathy and acceptance Lanza sees a bright future for the world. In a time where the world is separated more than ever, Lanza performs “Open Up” to bring listeners together.

Michael Lanza Wants You To “Open Up” Your Mind


Phenomenally talented singer-songwriter Jamie Miller has shared new single “Hold You ‘Til We’re Old” – available now via Atlantic Records and Geaux Uptown Records alongside a moving performance-based music video directed by Evan Hara. Penned by Wrabel (Kesha, Galantis), Michael Pollack (Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5), Nate Cyphert (Florida Georgia Line, Steve Aoki) & produced by 4x GRAMMY-nominee Stuart Crichton, the track is an uplifting ode to love that mounts to feature Miller’s stunning signature falsetto (which alone amassed over 600k views on TikTok when previewed last month).


Dana Dentata expanded on the genesis of the song and video concept telling PAPER, “I saw the ‘Do You Like Me Now?’ video by 12-year-old Eliza one day at the studio and I thought it was bad ass. It instantly inspired me to talk about all the other bullshit things that are expected of us and projected at us. I related to it because I was actually in a relationship where I had to drastically change my hair, clothes, nails, my personality, everything for someone, I was really screaming a form of ‘do you like me now, bitch?’ inside. Being able to recreate this experience but take his ass out and free my inner child was my redemption. I feel like the song and video have the same energy as Eliza’s original video and whether you are a 12-year-old girl or a porn star we can all relate to feeling pressured by society to change ourselves. To have Eliza in it made the video so meaningful and literal.”

Morgan Wade Releases “Take Me Away” from Forthcoming Debut Album “Reckless”

From Rolling Stone’s raving “polished country-rock gem” to Teen Vogue’s “perfectly scratchy voice and rock-bluegrass influences” declaration, along with features on 30 playlists amassing over 750,000 streams ahead of its release, Virginia-native Morgan Wade’s forthcoming record Reckless continues to build steam ahead of its Friday, March 19 release.

RS Country Music Picks for the Week of January 26th


With flirty lyrics like we’ve been friends for a while, never thought that we’d be anything more, but now when I see you smile, I feel a spark that I haven’t felt before, “Like You” is sure to resonate with listeners.

“Feeling that spark inside is exciting,” CASSANDRA gushes. “If you want to tell your crush you like them, do it! But, maybe just tell them before trying some of my ideas…”

Shannon McNally Gives Classic Outlaw Songs A Fresh Voice With Her New Album The Waylon Sessions

With her new album, The Waylon Sessions, the prolific and wide-ranging Shannon McNally set out to revisit the songs and spirit of Waylon Jennings, a legend with whom she’s always had an ongoing fascination. “I have always loved his defiantly existential but immediately accessible common man’s music and how it boogies,” says McNally. But her collection of tunes ended up being not so much a tribute as it is a recontextualization; a nuanced, feminine rendering of a catalog long considered a bastion of hetero-masculinity.

Shannon McNally Covers Waylon With an All-Star Cast

Country Newcomer Brady Lee Releases New Single “Liquorish”

“Liquorish was a lightbulb moment for me. When I first moved to town, this girl named Allie was a part of the crew that I rolled with. She was into me, I was into her, but it wasn’t until I was a junior in high school that I had the courage to ask her out. We got married when I was 21. I wanted to write a song that perfectly captured the moment when I realized that I wanted more than a friendship. Liquorish is my love story,” Brady explains.

Nano Talrose – My debut single “Talk You Down”

My new single, “Talk You Down,” which was inspired after multiple conversations with my best friend of 10 years. I wanted to write a song to set the standard of how you could help your significant other when they have anxiety.

When you are involved with someone who is facing anxiety, overthinking and worrying, you have to be aware that this mental state is not something they can easily control.

Your heart is all I know when I’m alone is all about reassuring your loved one that they are all you want, all you think about.

Out now: Solo debut from indie-rock pianist, Rob Kovacs

Kovacs has invested more than a decade in the creation of Let Go, a brave and bittersweet song cycle written in the years following an intensely impactful romantic relationship and then recorded over an even longer span. The album tells the story of one relationship, in chronological order. “The songs are about love, longing, loss, desire, confusion, acceptance, pain, the struggle to let go – all that fun stuff,” he states.