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New video: Destiny Rogers ” Tomboy” featuring New Jersey sensation Coi Leray
Coi Leray is currently starring in a new campaign for the SKIMS “Cozy Collection” by Kim Kardashian West. For the campaign, Coi Leray modeled the new collection and linked up with singer Destiny Rogers for a special SKIMS TikTok to Destiny’s song, “Tomboy” featuring Coi. It was reposted on Instagram stories and praised by Kim Kardashian West.
ZHU SHARES NEW SONG AND VIDEO, “YOURS” FEAT. ARCTIC LAKE
Just days before the release of his new album, DREAMLAND 2021, ZHU unveils the richly cinematic track “Yours” feat. Arctic Lake. ZHU’s pensive keyboards shift to a simmering rhythm as he and UK alt-pop artist Arctic Lake – who recently joined him on the Astralwerks roster – trade vocals, evoking the uneasy tension between love in the moment and the aching for love everlasting. Mitch Bell (THEY., Tame Impala), who served as guitarist/musical director for ZHU’s 2016 NEON CITY tour, adds searing guitar. The three artists wrote the track together.
Royal Canoe Announce New LP
Today, Royal Canoe announces their upcoming LP Sidelining, out July 9th on Paper Bag Records. The lead single, “Butterfalls,” is out today. FLOOD premiered the track, praising how it “feels like the first breath of summer air out from underneath a cloth mask, combining heavy bass hits, soulful vocals, and even a backing choir of voices abetting the hopeful vocals.” Alongside the track, Royal Canoe shares the music video for “Butterfalls.”
CHIIILD RELEASES SINGLE “GONE” + VIDEO
Genre-bending alt/soul artist Chiiild (Yonatan ‘Yoni’ Ayal) delivers “Gone” with an alluring new video. The third single from his highly anticipated album Hope For Sale follows two lovers along a path of challenges. The accompanying visual tests their strength as they willingly choose to face battles together. He sings “maybe we can learn from times like this, and they can be Gone.” This album serves as a celebration for the life he has created for himself and the multi-generational journey of having been raised as a first-generation Canadian-Ethiopian, in Montreal.
Today, the Seattle-based soul-jazz groove-machine Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio released their new single “Cold As Weiss” via Colemine Records. The release follows the band’s 2021 sophomore studio album I Told You So, which debuted atop multiple Billboard Charts: #1 on the Contemporary Jazz Album chart, #3 on the Jazz Album chart, #4 on the Tastemaker Album chart, and #12 on the Heatseeker Album chart.
AIW Management artist KING 810 released their official music video for single “I am the enemy”. The band has announced tour dates that begin on August 26th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Crafthouse.
Allentown, Pennsylvania-based ORPHAN DONOR – the project of Secret Cutter drummer Jared Stimpfl – will release its gnarled new LP, Unraveled, through Zegema Beach Records in June. With the album’s intense cover artwork, track listing, and other details, preorders for Unraveled and its lead single, “My Friend, The Hornet,” have been issued.
CHIIILD REVEALS GORGEOUS NEW SINGLE ‘ GONE’ // WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Genre bending alt/soul artist Chiiild (Yonatan ‘Yoni’ Ayal) delivers “Gone” with an alluring new video. The third single from his highly anticipated album Hope For Sale follows two lovers along a path of challenges. The accompanying visual tests their strength as they willingly choose to face battles together. He sings “maybe we can learn from times like this, and they can be Gone.” This album serves as a celebration for the life he has created for himself and the multi-generational journey of having been raised as a first generation Canadian-Etheopian, in Montreal.
Evil is one to keep an eye on and today shares the first of many new releases in 2021- “Broken Wing” co-produced by Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses), out now on slashie / Mom + Pop. Born in rural Virginia, their music synthesizes the pain of constantly having to process tragedy and trauma as a queer Black artist. Equally influenced by Dolly Parton and Ozzy Ozbourne, Evil’s art confronts authority, specifically often challenging Christianity, and re-imagines what inclusive country music can sound like in 2021.
Listen to “Broken Wing” and watch for the official video + a performance on School Night At Home on May 12 – more from Evil soon.
KILL THE IMPOSTER Goes On A Violent Trip Down Memory Lane With Music Video “Dongan Hills”
Florida’s deathcore act Kill The Imposter have a new single out “Dongan Hills” in support of their upcoming album “The Violence Sessions”. Those who have seen KTI live know that the band brings non-stop energy and that vocalist Johnny Nobody can be seen swinging from the rafters or jumping from bar to bar, but this vigor isn’t restrained to the live show, it can be felt on their recordings and in their music videos and this new single is no exception.
Halifax producer and performer waants unveils a video for his latest single, “Keep Careful” (feat. Sorrey). The clip premieres today via CBC Music’s Songs You Need To Hear This Week feature.
While the 80s-inspired ascending synth, a funked up post-punk bass line, reverb soaked toms, and plinky guitars lend the track a retro dance vibe, the music (which would find itself right at home alongside deep cuts from Robyn’s Honey) acts as a savvy veil for lyrics that entertain an inner monologue reflecting on tough times.
The Cutthroat Brothers Detail Their Collaboration with Mike Watt and Unveil Video For First Single
The opening track ‘Killing Time’ snarls out a battle cry and sets the scene. Jason Cutthroat’s guitar slashes and slides like a straight razor. Donny Paycheck’s (ex Zeke) drums land harder than a barber chair thrown off a 13 story building, while under it all the mighty and unmistakable bass thunder of Mike Watt (Stooges, Minutemen) sticks everything together like blood to the scene of a crime.
Austin, TX based Electro Goth duo WeirdWolves release their new song “Overdrive”
Founded by Raphael Colantonio and Ava Gore, WeirdWolves deliver their most deft song to date, “Overdrive”. The song delves into one of the tragedies of the human condition, mortality. As being that are trapped in our bodies, we do our best in every way we can, we achieve, we run, but no matter what it all ends.
Adam Ezra Group Releases Video for “Switching To Whiskey”
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ezra turned to livestreaming with his first digital show initially as a way to connect with people to feel less lost and scared during difficult times. He would return every single night after creating The Gathering Series, sponsored by Iron Smoke Whiskey and Well Told Design, where they have collectively streamed more than 410 nights, over 25,000 minutes, performed over 3,300 songs, and garnered nearly 15 million views since their first show on March 13, 2020. “Switching To Whiskey,” which was co-written by Clint Daniels, has become a fan favorite during Adam Ezra Group’s daily performances and the studio version was released last month with American Songwriter in celebration of their 365th consecutive livestream.
Swim the Current Project “Cognitive Dissonance” FEAT: Chaka Malik of Orange 9mm!
A professional well-known and constructed team of musician’s all contributing as they have certainly set a tone that continues to showcase what a project like Swim the Current can produce. It could be said about the Swim the Current project, those incredible things happen when musicians come together and meld their talents.
Today, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and 2021 artist to watch bad tuner delivers his latest single on LG105. ‘Back to Me’ marries the smooth, pitched down vocals of British singer Marbl with rolling drum breaks and strong melodic chord structure to create a soulful collaboration oozing with movement. bad tuner’s project is one that lives and breathes creativity, drenched in decades of technical learnings. The lo-fi heater is out on LG105, the new electronic division of Virgin Records UK that boasts a slew of releases from emerging and established artists, producers and independent labels. Recent cuts from the like of Mall Grab, Ross From Friends and Fakear.
One of the things that makes TikTok so exciting is that there’s no blueprint for a TikTok hit–a trending song can come from any year, artist, or genre. The past week on TikTok saw trending sounds from the worlds of rap, pop, soul, and even bachata. The app’s diverse tastes reflect the wide-ranging community, whose subcultures large and small intersect in fascinating ways. Take a look below at some results of those interactions from recent weeks:
Artist: Ares Adamidis – Track: Black Flower
This track is about one of my close friends who deals with Depression. I want people to know that the way they feel at that moment is not going to be forever and that’s going through hardship and shitty times build a stronger character.
Watch the Video for King Von’s “Mine Too”
King Von’s family and team share the video for “Mine Too,” a highlight from Von’s album Welcome To O-Block. An aspirational anthem with the visceral lyricism for which Von was known, the Hitmaka-produced “Mine Too” rises in intensity as Von declares he’ll do anything for his homies. The video, directed by Jerry Production, finds Von and his Only The Family associates plotting world domination from a mansion, before they go for a joyride in a Rolls Royce.
Elaine – The Shining Star: An Intro [Watch Now!]
Now 21 years old, Elaine was born in Pretoria and began singing in the pre-school choir, immediately earning a love for the stage. From that point, Elaine partook in multiple talent show competitions both as a soloist and part of the choir, even winning a gold medal at 2014’s 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia. While studying in law school in 2019, Elaine had the urge to create her first project that later shaped into her debut EP Elements. She had an amazing start with her breakout single “You’re The One,” which has over 6 million video views to date and hit #1 on Apple Music South Africa charts upon release.
“What Did the Music Sound Like,” the newest single from Japanese American singer-songwriter Lea Thomas, will be releasing on April 27 on Spirit House Records. The song is dedicated to the music that served as a backdrop to the great shifts in her life, such as her move at 17 from Hawaii, where she was born, to New York, where she has spent the last decade. The track is anchored by steady, folk-pop guitar strums that vibrate beneath Thomas’ calm alto and visceral storytelling. Watch the music video HERE and read more about its creation below.
Toronto Folk Group SAMWAYS Tease Their Upcoming Debut with New Single, “The Wind of Death”
Don’t let the title fool you… The folk music forecast just got brighter and livelier with the release of “The Wind of Death” from Canadian acoustic quartet, Samways — available now!
The second single to drop ahead of the group’s forthcoming debut album, the song juxtaposes a muscular, driving rhythm and sunny vocal harmonies with the moving poem, “The Wind of Death.” Written by Canadian poet and journalist Ethelwyn Wetherald well over a century ago, the poem touches on the tenuous and reflective last moments of someone’s life.
Lucki Is All Smiles But He’s “No Joke” in His New “Almost Woke” Video
Favoring expansive and wavy instrumentals, Lucki excels at drawing listeners into his world with his laid-back flow. Separating himself from the pack, the Chicago rapper shares “No Joke,” his new music video. Produced by Adio and Plu2o Nash, “No Joke” is a dizzying and immersive trap track that gives Lucki a percolating canvas for him to run down what makes him different: “I blew n***s’ chains on lean/I spent two pints on your ho/I’m in a spaceship with comets/Riding down Peachtree on Tris.”
Multi-award-winning bluegrass artist and Grand Ole Opry member Rhonda Vincent has released a new version of her number-one single “Like I Could.” Vincent has delivered a beautifully heartbreaking ballad through her classic country sound and delicate instrumentation. The fiddle and mandolin-infused tune speaks about a love seen from the perspective of longing for forever, but not receiving that love in return. The revamped single was written by Erin Enderlin, Bobby Tomberlin, and Grammy Award winner and “Opry Matriarch” Jeannie Seely. “Like I Could” is part of a landmark career project for Vincent, her new album ‘Music Is What I See,’ which will be released on May 28 highlighting her incomparable talent.
Ty Dolla $ign shares a new music video for “By Yourself” ft. Jhené Aiko, Bryson Tiller & Mustard. Directed by Alex Bittan and Ty Dolla $ign himself, the visual stars Tiffany Haddish as an undervalued partner in a one-sided relationship where her significant other only cares about himself. Upon coming to terms with the situation, her character first breaks free mentally, symbolized by her boyfriend’s blurred-out face. Then finally, she leaves him altogether as she dances in celebration in front of lowriders in true West Coast fashion. “By Yourself” has over 150M+ streams to date from Ty Dolla $ign’s critically acclaimed, third studio album, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign out now via Atlantic Records.
#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Araxie Entertainment Presents: Champp – “Guidance” [New Video]
The Filipino-Korean-Swedish and American act constructs lush jazz-infused songs that transport you into an ethereal daydream. The new single brims with introspection through every line and bouncing chord. Time stands still from start to finish as “If I Fall” kindly envelopes the listener on a cloud while providing permission to process and re-evaluate. “With this song, I wanted to capture how loss gave me a new understanding of myself as well as the habits and patterns we choose,” explains Gabrielle Current, “It was through the letting go that I gained an independence and a freedom that could only come from me.”
Brazil’s Libra Explores Los Angeles In New Video for “Flakey Town”
Brazilian indie-pop artist Libra has released the music video for his laidback pop single “Flakey Town.” Directed by Allan Wan, the video showcases a nighttime adventure around Los Angeles, the city the song is written about. “‘Flakey Town’ is about relationships in a big city like Los Angeles. It speaks to the feeling of being stranded and alone in a city that can swallow you, especially during a crazy and tough year like 2020,” explains lead singer Zeh Monstro.
Garbage unveil new single + video “No Gods No Masters”
“No Gods No Masters” was inspired by a trip the band’s iconic frontwoman Shirley Manson took to Santiago, Chile during the city’s ongoing protests against corruption and inequality in the country. “We were driving down the street, and the whole city was covered in graffiti,” says Manson. “The beautiful people that I was with said, ‘But why are you so shocked? We’re protesting human lives and you’re more shocked that property and buildings and monuments have been hurt here. Human beings are being hurt, and this is what you must focus on.’ That was like a slap in the face.”
YXNG K.A RELEASES VIDEO FOR “GOT TO”
The deluxe version of REAPER SZN comes on the heels of a big year for K.A. The original, which featured guest spots from fellow stars J.I., Lil Tjay, and Don Q among others, came out at the close of 2020. It was the follow-up to his debut EP, BABY REAPER, which came out in May via Double O Records / Interscope Records. His music to date reflects the young rapper’s wise-beyond-his-years writing, which has earned him co-signs from stars like 21 Savage, Meek Mill, and more. It also landed YXNG K.A a major-label deal just months after he created his first song. If REAPER SZN was the appetizer, consider this deluxe edition the main course.
GLOSTIK WILLY RELEASE THEIR HIPPY ON YOU with THEIR JAM SINGLE/VIDEO “427”
Indianapolis, IN. Hippy Metal band Glostik Willy have released their next single/video especially for you – “427”. “427” is their latest release coming in after “Back Room” their fourth song from the coming album. “427” is truly living the nuance of authentic jam sessions. The record features Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Rolling Stones, Sugar Hill Gang, etc.), a ton of our friends, mixed by 5-time Grammy winner Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Bon Jovi, EVERYONE).