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Blow_flyy Presents The New Video For The Single “Bleed 4 You”

Out Now: Jeshua – ‘IDK’ – breathtaking dream pop from Glasgow based artist

Jeshua (Joshua Gray) is a Dundee-born solo artist based in Glasgow.

Upcoming single ‘IDK’, presents a shift in space and tone for Jeshua with darker sounds, driving melodies, and an ethereal backdrop.

Lyrically, it offers cynical reflections on adulthood and careerism—the disillusionment that comes with “growing up”.

WATCH: Amalie Bryde returns with stunning track ‘Say What It Is’

Following the recent release of her powerful track ‘Lay Down’, the neo-soul and jazz artist continues to wear her heart on her sleeve on this latest offering, with ‘Say What It Is’ soundtracking a desperate plea for forgiveness to a former lover. Amalie’s ethereal vocals are filled with melancholy as she pines for reconciliation, before the track’s stripped-back production builds to a dreamy crescendo that sees her cry for love become a cry for help.

Dan Croll releases the new video for ‘So Dark (Live At Spacebomb)’, from ‘Grand Plan Live’ album out April 1st through Communion Records

Following on from the announcement for the live version of his critically acclaimed third album ‘Grand Plan’, which lands on April 1st through Communion Records, Dan Croll has now delivered the new video for the lead offering ‘So Dark (Live At Spacebomb)’.

Reconnecting with his live band for the visuals, as well as the record’s producer Matthew E. White, this new rendition of ‘So Dark’ is the closest we have come to a live performance from Dan since the pandemic began. Shot and recorded in a safe and socially-distanced manner, the Spacebomb session gives us an extra layer of levity and texture to the wonderfully uplifting single.

Aligo “Elevate” (SKOPE MAG)

Soaring off the back of his soul-shaking collaborative EP 4inARow, Canadian rapper Aligo unveils his new J Warner produced single, “Elevate” ft Marie Dahlstrøm. This track is the first foundation and visual to the emerging rappers upcoming Aligo EP which will be released in March. Aligo’s twist on fusing Hip-Hop’s low-end production with Electronica’s hazy melodies and reverent jazz-rap style has already gained him hype across CLASH, EARMILK, RedBull, Line Of Best Fit.

Electric Religious – “CATHERINE”

I have been working to reconnect with my Indigenous ancestry and learn more about my Métis culture. I find myself thinking about the moment my ancestors on Turtle Island merged with my European ancestors in the Haudenosaunee Confederacy of Northeast North America. My Scottish forefathers, the Campbell’s, expanded the Northwest Trading Company’s routes, moving towards the western prairies and bringing with them their Mohawk wives and children. My curiosity about my lineage led me to the Iroquois, and the life of Catherine Tekakwitha, and the dichotomy of an Indigenous laywoman canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic church.⁣⁣

Joss Bari’s “Feeling My Mind” is out now!

Out Now on Netflix: Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell

It’s impossible to overstate the impact of The Notorious B.I.G.–he forever changed the art of rhyming with sharp storytelling and boundless charisma, redefined the commercial possibilities of rap stardom, and embodied the rough-and-tumble hustle of his home borough of Brooklyn. But before he was Biggie Smalls, he was just Christopher Wallace–ambitious, sweet, if a bit of a troublemaker. A loyal friend and the apple of his mother’s eye.

Electronica duo Paperdeer shares visually striking music video

Fortress is the second single from the upcoming album of the Hungarian electronic music band, Paperdeer. This music video carries on with the carefully constructed yet cool electronic beats now accompanied by a female voice. Complex lyricism, inventive visuals, and compassionate storytelling are all parts of this next piece of art. “The lyrics of Fortress can be interpreted in many ways. In my opinion, it is a cry for help. It is enough if you look around: climate change, COVID-19, and political tension are the things that we are faced with and also the burden of uncertainty that it suggests. In the middle of this chaos, I would just want to shout at the top of my lungs to make it stop and to seek meaningful changes otherwise, the consequences will be fatal” – says vocalist Böbe Szécsi, a long-time collaborator of the band. Musically, the tension is linearly building up, which ties in with the main character’s growing frustration. Though, the overall result remained relaxed and more within the realm of pop so that the edge is taken from the heavy narrative.

New Music // Millie Turner – “Concrete Tragedy”

Have you ever tried dancing in the street alone when the world’s asleep with nobody to judge? If you have or are feeling emboldened by the idea, Born-and-raised East Londoner Millie Turner has just the perfect company for your dance in the moonlight on her latest single “Concrete Jungle.” This wonky, dance-pop banger is available immediately via AWAL Recordings, and will be followed-up by an 8-track mini-album called Eye Of The Storm on May 16th where fans will find a rework of breakout song “(Breathe) Underwater.”

Blind Indigenous Artist MATTMAC Continues to Inspire with New Dream Chasing Hit, “Break Me Down”

Melodic pop-trap beats and inspiring stories bring blind music producer and recording artist Mattmac together in collaboration with contemporary artist River Waterhen for this, his newest single and video for “Break Me Down” — available now!

Kalan.FrFr Signs to Roc Nation, Previews 3/12 Debut Album TwoFr 2

Mixing a smoothly melodic vocal style with a streetwise lyrical sensibility, there’s no limit to how high Compton’s Kalan.FrFr can rise. Today, the 25-year-old artist officially announces that he and his label First Class Entertainment have signed a partnership with Roc Nation.

Roc Nation Signs Rising L.A. Artist Kalan.FrFr

Kenny Rogers “21 Number Ones” To Make It’s Vinyl Debut On April 30th

The Kenny Rogers estate in conjunction with Capitol Records / UME will release for the first time ever on vinyl Kenny Rogers’ 21 Number Ones collection on double vinyl on April 30th.

At the height of his late ‘70s-early ‘80s success, Kenny Rogers sold more than one million records every month for a whopping 26 straight months. 21 Number Ones hits lucky 7s from start to finish, with Rogers’ most enduring #1 hits in one double vinyl collection. The liner notes also contain track notes penned by Rogers himself, offering his unique perspective on the evolution of his most beloved hits.

FVZ Shares Eclectic Debut “On My Way (OMW)

Fazi, aka FVZ, is a house and pop artist, DJ & producer of Persian descent based in Toronto, ON. Performing sets at major Ibiza nightclubs including Destino Pacha and Swag, FVZ’s high-energy style has electrified audiences worldwide.

His upbeat, debut single, “On My Way (OMW)” (feat. Siera), is about not letting distractions get in the way of your true purpose in life. By becoming a strong, independent person with a success-oriented mindset, there is very little that can stop you from reaching your dreams.

How Kyrie Irving & Naomi Osaka Inspired Teenage Alt-Rap Duo Tm & Remy On New Single ‘Leaders’

Whereas most people around their age group follow the latest trends and fashion, teenage alt-rap duo Tm & Remy don’t, they prefer following their own path and inspiring others to be different. ‘Leaders’ sees the two play a key role in kicking motivation for their peers into gear. Built over a trap-infused production with a memorable hook, the song is about resilience on the road to success. Strong leaders (like the ones on the artwork: Kyrie Irving, Naomi Osaka, Lionel Messi and Anthony Joshua), demonstrate that both failures and triumphs can be valuable. The struggle, and what you learn along the way makes you who you are.

Graduation Speech “Small Apartment” Music Video

In November of 2019, Kevin Day released his second solo EP under the moniker Graduation Speech. The project has been a vehicle to explore more acoustic and indie-rock soundscapes as opposed to the punk leanings of his band Aspiga. Maintenance Required expanded on the ideas found on Quiet and Calm by introducing layers of instrumentation and stepping further out of earlier comfort zones. “Small Apartment” might be the best example of this exploration. The chorus pulses with pounding toms and glinting accents, but each verse creates open space for acoustic chords and harmonic notes to breathe and bend into infinity. Now the song has an accompanying music video filmed by Brian Mietz and you can view it now at The Key (XPN). Maintenance Required is available both physically and digitally from Black Numbers.

ICYMI- It’s Here! ‘The Golden Book of Favorite Songs’ Is Streaming!

Athens, GA based outsider country band, Seth Martin & The Dish Boys released three albums in 2020. Since 2016 they’ve released seven albums- it’s no wonder they’re considered “the hardest working band in Athens.” Pandemic be damned, Seth Matin & The Dish Boys are keeping that momentum going with an eighth album. ‘The Golden Book of Favorite Songs’ is streaming now!

Roger Street Friedman (Americana) to release new single, “Come What May,” on March 5th

Sea Cliff, NY-based Americana singer-songwriter Roger Street Friedman is set to release a new single, “Come What May,” on March 5, 2021, via Nashville-based label Rock Ridge Music. It is the title track from a forthcoming EP, set for release this summer (more details and release date to be announced soon). The song and video are premiering at Americana Highways on March 3rd.

MA’s Shawn Mics Aims To Unify The Culture With New Video “Hip Hop That We Know”

After dropping his Another Day In Paradise album, MA’s Shawn Mics is back with an earnest video Hip Hop That We Know. The Dillly Got It Bumpin produced track is inspired by numerous events and aims to unify the culture during difficult times. “The inspiration for the song came from the whole 69 situation and how he came home and was pretty embraced by the consumers. The other half was by the pandemic, everyone’s ways to eat off this music was drastically cut into more than half with live music being canceled. That’s why I mention unionizing Hip Hop so we can have certain guidelines so something like this doesn’t destroy artists again” says Shawn. Check it out now on YouTube and your preferred digital streaming provider.


R&B Superstar Tank has always made fans fall to their knees with memorable and sensual hits like “When We,” “Dirty,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “One Man,” and “Maybe I Deserve.” Today is no different with the release of “Can’t Let It Show” via R&B Money/Atlantic Records. Written and produced by Tank, the single samples Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” that had a resurgence in 2001 by Maxwell. Now, Tank brings forth a fresh iteration sparking nostalgia, so it will soon become a classic. “Can’t Let It Show” is ripe with passion and arouses intense emotions and vulnerability that fans will swoon over. Tank’s previous albums Savage and Elevation produced the #1 platinum-selling singles “When We” and “Dirty.” “Can’t Let It Show” comes off the heels of Tank’s 2020 EP releases, While You Wait and Worth The Wait, that left fans eager for more. His new LP is loaded with his signature romantic appeal and is scheduled for a summer 2021 release.

NanaBcool – “10 & 2”

Ghanaian/American dancer, rapper and singer-songwriter NanaBcool kicks off 2021 with weighty new single “10 & 2”. Released in Feb to celebrate Black History Month, uses his art to explore the topic of police brutality.

Influenced by soul, R&B, house and a plethora of other genres, Nana brings a harder sound to the table than we’re used to from him, as he flexes his rap skills. Featuring Chicago rapper Elton Aura (writer & artist at J. Cole’s Dreamville sessions), “10 & 2” brings the racial divide and individual stories of POC into stark focus, accompanied by fast-paced, urgent production from UK producer Hurricane.

Leahy Reveals Gorgeous New Single “Tears”

As the songs on Good Water took shape, a new edge to the band’s sound began to emerge with the addition of electric guitars which spurred them on to explore the outer edges of their traditional/Celtic/folk/roots musical origins, pushing well beyond that footing.

Rosie Darling To Release Debut EP ‘Coping’ On April 2; Watch “Water Me Down” Video    

Intense emotional growth is often the best fuel for a musician’s creative fire, and Rosie Darling has certainly turned pain into beauty on her debut EP Coping, set for release on April 2 (via Nettwerk Records). Coping is a time capsule, capturing the messier side of love and friendship, from heartbreak and loneliness to joyous revelry. It’s an intimate window into Rosie’s life, encased in a vulnerable kind of indie-pop.

LEXX THE Wolf, whose real name is Alexander Orisafele, is a pop artist from Nigeria

He started recording music professionally in 2016 with the recording and release of the track JEAN GREY to mild acclaim among his growing fan base. In 2018 he released his debut EP titled SOUNDS . This has seen his fanbase steadily increase.

He has also been involved with making the theme song for the ‘ONE HOME ONE FARMER’ initiative by FINGERPRINTS NGO I partnership with UNICEF. IN 2020 he released his follow ep titled ‘Mind Over Matter’ which has received wide spread critical acclaim among both musical peers and listeners.

His music is a subtle blend of different genres which influence him.

Cap Gold – Ride Out [Remix] feat. Calboy

With a penchant for melodies and poignant lyrics, San Antonio’s Cap Gold has emerged as one of Texas’ most promising burgeoning talents. The gold-grilled artist laces a variety of trap-inspired instrumentals with honest anecdotes and aspirational messaging, positioning him as a dynamic figure with eclectic appeal. After surpassing the impressive one-million streams milestone on his “Ride Out” single, Cap Gold has returned today with this track’s official Calboy-assisted remix.

Blow_flyy Presents The New Video For The Single “Bleed 4 You”