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Through genre-bending musical production, reflective lyricism, and multidisciplinary creative works, BXB LOVE captures the charm, discomfort, and introspection of being 20-something in the year 20-something. She steps outside the proverbial box, allowing her artistic expression to honestly reflect the world around her. By choosing a purposefully ambiguous and androgynous pseudonym, LOVE is able to explore the fluidity that is the human experience and liberate herself from the unspoken expectations placed on women of color in the music industry. Ready to breakdown personal, projected and perceived barriers, LOVE invites listeners to do the same.
Maggie Rose shares official music video for “Saint”
The newest music video from Maggie Rose is out everywhere now. The Nashville-based rock and soul singer-songwriter Maggie Rose exclusively premiered the music video for her recently released song, “Saint” on CMT, MTV, and MTVU earlier this week. “Saint” is the third track to be released in advance of Rose’s forthcoming studio album, Have A Seat, due out on August 20 via Starstruck Records. Have A Seat was recorded live at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, and was produced by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes).
DDG x OG PARKER RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR “IMPATIENT” FEATURING COI LERAY!
wifisfuneral Announces Smoking Mirrors EP, Shares Dreamlike “Where I’m Going” Video
wifisfuneral is a restless creative, shifting his sound and vocal approach to fit the themes of the music he makes. Last year, wifi switched-up his approach to add more melody, and he continues that artistic direction with Smoking Mirrors, his upcoming EP. The follow-up to his acclaimed 2020 project PAIN?, the Smoking Mirrors EP is a wavy and tuneful trip into wifi’s mind, confronting his demons head on. The EP juxtaposes wifi’s dark night of the soul ruminations with in-depth examinations of wifi’s romantic entanglements, delivered in twisty, melodic flows. Featuring production from JetsonMade and frequent collaborator Nvbeel, who produced wifi’s fan-favorite “Peace Sign” ft. YBN Nahmir, among others, Smoking Mirrors arrives on May 28th via Alamo Records.
SLENDERBODIES REVEAL STRIKING ‘HEARTBEAT’ VIDEO
With their hotly anticipated new project are we? set for release next Friday the 21st, multi- million streaming indie pop duo slenderbodies today reveal the heartwrenching video for their recently revealed single. heartbeat. A video featuring two brothers living to survive in a gang-stricken area of Mexico, the film carries with it an important message. Speaking on the video, slenderbodies state:
Dead & Company Announce 2021 Tour
Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – is thrilled to announce its 2021 tour, kicking off August 16th in Raleigh, North Carolina, and running through Halloween, with a three-night stand at the iconic Hollywood Bowl on October 29th, 30th, & 31st.
Easy Tiger: Jazz Drenched Pop Soul
Siena Bjorn is a singer/songwriter whose music dances between pop, alt R&B and Jazz. Capturing the attention of listeners across the globe, Siena uses her distinct, powerful vocals and captivating melodies to express her feelings and experiences as a woman, while touching on self-discovery and self-love.
Skope | Rozzi announces new EP + video
At the time that Rozzi wrote “I Can’t Go To The Party,” the song described a “brutal” experience running into an old flame at a social gathering. The single now holds a dual-meaning. It also encompasses the spring awakening that we are all feeling as we come out of lockdown, while still not ready to party safely quite yet.
SWIMM Share “Spring Breaking Your Heart” Video Via COOL HUNTING, READ Hollywood Life Feature, Look Out For New LP This Year
LA-based psych-pop group SWIMM share the video for “Spring Breaking Your Heart”. The Sade-tinged summer track follows two clowns through a journey of friendship and adventure amidst dystopian Los Angeles until finally, they arrive at the only thing that could save them from their creative coil… Spring Break. COOL HUNTING premiered the music video, praising it as “a pitch perfect pairing of audio and visual artistry.” Hollywood Life offered praise, describing the video as “an adventure of deep symbolism and thrown tomatoes, of Polaroid pictures and the dangers of art, of the euphoria of finding your tribe and the unmistakable spark when you connect with another on this spinning rock in the middle of space.”
Elmore Premiere’s David Starr’s New Single “Drive”
“David Starr’s compelling voice has been honed not only by touring nationally and internationally with top performers, but by choosing songs by artists whose audible and philosophical voices are legendary. Touchstones, Starr’s new project, features John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery,” Jackson Browne’s “These Days,” Dylan’s “Gotta Serve Somebody” and nine other classics.” – Elmore Magazine
Abby K “Pay Attention” Tour Dates!
Abby K is back and defining herself to say it is MY time. I am taking control and you will hear me! “Pay Attention” is a rock anthem delivered to the proverbial board of trustees as if to say- “I know what I want, I know what I am doing, NOW listen because I have the rock and I need to roll. Nothing you say or do is taking me off my drive!” Clearly, Abby K is making her statement and it is time for the music insiders to “Pay Attention”!
Peace activist and spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hahn once expressed “True power comes from within. What we seek, we already have.” San Francisco based electro-pop artist EMPRESS®, echoes similar sentiments of inner strength, perseverance and tenacity in her upcoming single, “We Own This Crown (Chico Rose Remix).” Remixed by Dutch producer and Afrojack protégé, Chico Rose, the electronic dance music track serves as a reminder that the power we seek can only be found within. The title track from her debut EP, We Own This Crown, rolls out on Friday, May 14, 2021.
Two years on from his impactful debut EP Custard Gumboot, Melbourne’s Corduroy Spaceship returns to deliver its stunning follow on record: Life In Hollywood.
His most defining work to date, Life In Hollywood is an EP that finds strength in its musical complexities and use of different shades and tone. A significant step forward from his Custard Gumboot era, Corduroy Spaceship broadens his horizons with Life In Hollywood, breaking new ground for the artist as a songwriter and performer.
Superlove are heavy but sweet on new single “btw! i adore u”
The track will be featured on Superlove’s upcoming EP, …but for the moment, due out on June 18 via Rude Records. The 5-track collection, which follows their 2020 self-titled debut EP (featured on Alternative Press, Rocksound, Upset Magazine), heightens the band’s heavier side and shows no limitations on genre. The album is purely self-produced and DIY (and probably one of the loudest bedroom pop records you’ll ever hear.)
Rife with Guitarmonies, Canadian Rockers THE MANDEVILLES Tune Out the BS in “Fading Colors in the Northern Lights”
Welland, ON five-piece The Mandevilles deliver a rollicking rocker of a shanty all their own in this, their new single “Fading Colors in the Northern Lights” — available now!
Chris Birkett’s Mission to “Save Our Beautiful World,” One Stunning Song at a Time
Canadian singer/songwriter, composer, and producer powerhouse Chris Birkett is back and, this time, he’s not alone: the multi-JUNO Award winner and Platinum-selling producer is out to save the world with his new collective, The Happy Campers — and an arsenal of songs that take the musician in a brand-new direction creatively.
Martin Garrix feat. Bono & The Edge – Official UEFA EURO 2020 Song – “We Are The People” Out Now
Sony Music Netherlands/ RCA Records today announce the release of the official UEFA EURO 2020 song “We Are The People” from Martin Garrix, featuring Bono and The Edge. – Cover art photo credit: Louis van Baar
Father and son metal duo Trumbiten, are streaming the entirety of their new EP “Emotions” via Sleeping Village Reviews. The EP is set to be released tomorrow.
Sydney songwriter and performer Astrals (Claire Simpson), creates soundscapes that twist and swirl. Today she delivers an indie pop tune ‘Infinity Room’ that fuses 90’s inspired guitars with her dreamy vocals, and lyrics that ruminate on her future and the idea of success by a certain age.
Released today exclusively with streaming movie and music service, FlixFling, ‘SoundTrek: A Music Journey To Mount Everest’ is a documentary film that captures electronic dance music pioneer Paul Oakenfold’s April 2017 hike through Nepal’s remote villages and the Himalayan Mountains for a groundbreaking live concert event, a DJ set at the base camp of Mount Everest.
American extreme metal band SOUR TIMES are streaming the entirety of their album “The 11th Hour” via Ghost Cult Magazine. The album is set to be released tomorrow.
New music today: LA-based pop/R&B from Rozzi (BMG)
Rozzi has unleashed the bold, R&B-styled “I Can’t Go To The Party” single alongside a striking new video directed by Jack Begert. The single comes off her Hymn for Tomorrow EP out July 2 on BMG. She initially described the new song as a “brutal” experience running into an old flame at a social gathering. It now holds a dual-meaning, encompassing the spring awakening that we are all feeling as we come out of lockdown, while still not ready to party safely quite yet.
HEART TIDE Drops New Comeback Single ‘Where Do We Go?’ + Lyric Video
Heart Tide has made a comeback today with their new single called ‘Where Do We Go?’, available now on all streaming platforms. The ethereal rock track is the artist’s first release since ‘They Say’ back in summer of 2019, and it’s accompanied by a lyric video.
KATY PERRY UNVEILS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO – “ELECTRIC” – IN COLLABORATION WITH POKÉMON
The official video for “Electric” – helmed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, who directed the Disney feature film Raya and the Last Dragon – received a YouTube Premiere with a fan watch party earlier today. The clip follows Katy and Pikachu as they take time out to enjoy nature and reflect on how they have evolved over the years. After a day of exploring, the pair stop at a lighthouse to meditate. Falling into a reverie, they’re taken back in time to the earliest days of Katy’s career. Thanks to encouragement from her friend Pichu, Katy goes from busking at a farmer’s market to her first club performance. View the video, which was shot in Hawaii, here: http://katy.to/electricvidPR.
“Smoke Ring” marks their second single release of the new year following January’s “The Step” featuring Nabiha, and prior to that was smash single “I Don’t Wanna Know,” which has amassed 25 million global streams. A club-ready vocal house jam with serious crossover appeal, “Smoke Ring” looks destined to become yet another Punctual hit.
Olivia Rodrigo Shares Song and Video “good 4 u;” SOUR out May 21
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter, Olivia Rodrigo, today unveiled her new original song, “good 4 u” – the third track released from her highly-anticipated debut album, SOUR, out Friday, May 21, 2021 via Geffen Records. On “good 4 u,” Rodrigo delivers a euphorically upbeat and dynamic pop-rock track, brilliantly undercut by the biting honesty of her lyrics.
Says Leon of “Motorbike,” “The inception of the song started with this afrobeat-type instrumental that my homeboy Nate Mercereau made. Prior to the session, I was in Puerto Rico for my 30th with some of my best friends, and the energy of that trip totally inspired this song. “Motorbike” is about living in the moment and escaping with someone. It’s the personification of that unspoken chemistry you have with that person. A special thank you to my man Anderson .Paak for the stunning visuals.”
New Music From LILHUDDY “America’s Sweetheart (Acoustic)” Out Now On Immersive/Geffen Records
Today, singer, songwriter and Immersive/Geffen Records signing LILHUDDY (aka Chase Hudson) releases the acoustic version of his current single “America’s Sweetheart” along with an accompanying video. While the original track showcases a softer side to Chase’s artistry, the stripped back version of the song is equally powerful and perfectly highlights the vulnerability LILHUDDY implements into his music. The video for “America’s Sweetheart” (Acoustic) was filmed at the legendary Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles and the song is available now at all digital retail providers via Immersive/Geffen Records.
J. Cole has released his new album The Off-Season. The record includes last week’s “i n t e r l u d e” and boasts production from Timbaland, Boi-1da, frequent collaborator T-Minus, J. Cole, and more.
SARCASTIC SOUNDS SHARES NEW SONG “say goodbye”
In speaking about “say goodbye,” Sarcastic Sounds says: “This song was really just a stream of consciousness thing to get some things off my mind. I’ve never really done that before, and I think that’s why a lot of people have connected to the lyrics so far.”
Liar Thief Bandit’s third album “Deadlights” is out now via The Sign Records. Blending Scandinavian garage rock with spot-on production on 12 tracks. The album is released on LP, CD, and all streaming platforms.
“Deadlights” contains 12 tracks of modern-sounding and forward-thinking Scandinavian garage rock and is released on digital, vinyl, and CD format. Liar Thief Bandit effortlessly blends smooth guitar licks, infectious hooks, and uplifting lyrics with a ton of live-rock energy, creating an album that easily would pass for a best-of collection of singles.
THE ABSENCE Unveil Video For Title Track From New Album ‘Coffinized’
Says vocalist Jamie Stewart, “We have all been ‘Coffinized’ at one point or another – trapped in a distant, funerary bubble, obscured under a dark, brooding outlook. As one lingers for a collective exhale, it calls out – a seeping, miserable existence disguised. Such horrors hidden by means of mental escape. But being engulfed by your own disgust and inability can be suffocating: it collapses in, embalming into your being. You become a living casket for all of your own bitter frustrations – nailed in and buried alive.”
After a few years of showcasing and experimenting with their sound from their debut record ‘Dream Machines’ and it’s predecessor ‘Metropolis’, Australian/Russian post-hardcore powerhouse GALLEONS have released their highly-anticipated self-titled third full length this May 14th via Famined Records.
TONES AND I RELEASES NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO – “WON’T SLEEP” – WATCH VIDEO HERE
“Won’t Sleep” is an entirely solo composition from Tones And I, reflecting the inimitable idiosyncrasies of her signature style, highlighting her clever lyricism, unpredictable songcraft, and indisputable knack for a hook. Born as a personal antidote to the Lockdown doldrums, “Won’t Sleep” might just be the perfect soundtrack to reopening the world.
IMARI TONES New Single/Official Video ‘Passion’ – Out Today!
The song title Passion means both strong emotion and the sufferings of Christ on the cross. This is a song dedicated to people who try to find the real God and truth, in spite of difficulties and tough situations around them. It is a song about a spiritual battle. A battle within one’s mind. Just like ancient Japanese Bushido, we have to fight the enemy within ourselves. In order to avoid idol worship, you have to overcome your own desire and temptations.