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Guitar and storytelling is what brought me to music in the first place, but by 2013 I had all but abandoned my folky roots for synths, dance beats and pop one-liners. One night while out at the movies with my family, we saw Coen Brothers classic, Inside Llewyn Davis. It inspired me to pick up the guitar and dive back into writing my own story-driven folk songs, including the original draft of “Nice Night To Get Lost.”
JAX DOES IT FOR THE “90S KIDS” – VIDEO OUT NOW!
Jax brings the ultimate nostalgia with the music video for her new single “90s Kids” – available now via Atlantic Records. The visual sees the buzzing singer-songwriter joined by The Sandlot’s Patrick Renna, stirring up quite a scene onboard an amusement ride between quintessential decade references spanning from Tamagotchi to Britney Spears. “90s Kids” became an instant fan-favorite after being previewed on TikTok, having now amassed over 8 million global streams since release while approaching its fourth consecutive round of over 1 million weekly streams domestically.
YAUTJA Shares “The Weight” Video
Comments Roe, “YAUTJA have been one of my favorite local heavy bands for a while and they’re a group I consider truly unique and energizing in Nashville, and in heavy music in general. Up to this point, I’d only directed videos for my band Friendship Commanders and my bandmate’s solo music, so I was really excited when they asked me to make this video. I’ve long been proud to consider them peers in our local music scene here, so I was overjoyed to work on something with them together as members of this loud but small heavy music community here in Tennessee.”
FIJITRIP RELEASES STELLAR NEW SINGLE “KILL THE GAME”// LISTEN HERE
Following recent release Private Social Network, Norwegian hyperpop up and comer Fijitrip continues to build buzz with the reveal of warped, left of centre offering, Kill The Game. Showcasing Fijitrip’s unique delivery over skittering beats, the track is another nod towards the obvious potential of this surefire one to watch.
ELLE KING FINDS HER SECOND HOME IN COUNTRY, AS RCA RECORDS AND SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP
Today, RCA Records and Sony Music Nashville announce a new partnership in support of global entertainer Elle King. King’s “glass raising anthem” (Billboard) and “exhilarating new duet” (Rolling Stone) “DRUNK (AND I DON’T WANNA GO HOME)” with Miranda Lambert will impact country radio on June 14.
Producer/Singer KEYON Dives Into Heartbreak And Redemption With New Video “Him To Her”
KEYON is a Boston R&B/Hip-Hop producer, writer, and performer currently signed to the indie label Mind Flex Records. After studying at Boston University with a background in Jazz and guitar, he continuously strives to think outside the box and fuse as many different genres together. His first solo video Him To Her is directed by CSpring and shot/editted by Ramon Cruz. “The song is about dealing with the end of a difficult relationship and finding peace. This was my first time having a legit music video made and it was really exciting. Props, wardrobe, an actress, and getting to be out in the woods was really a beautiful experience. Then pulling you into that smokey jazz club feel was so tastefully done and really helped pull together the story” says KEYON. Check it out now on YouTube and your preferred digital streaming provider.
LIL ZAY OSAMA BRINGS THE PARTY TO THE SET IN NEW VIDEO FOR “EMOTIONS” FEATURING LIL TJAY
Shot in Los Angeles, the free-spirited video captures both artists as they revel in the spotlight on set. It uniquely captures the making of the video as it’s being shot, highlighting the behind-the-scenes experience Zay and Tjay are having with a motley crew of attractive female friends.
TWENTY ONE PILOTS RELEASE NEW SONG “SATURDAY”
GRAMMY® Award winning duo Twenty One Pilots have shared “Saturday,” the third track to be released from their widely anticipated new album, Scaled And Icy, which arrives this Friday, May 21st, via Fueled By Ramen [album artwork / tracklist below]. “Saturday” is available now on all streaming platforms along with an official lyric video on the band’s YouTube channel.
Listen to Twenty One Pilots “paint the town” on upbeat new song ‘Saturday’
DIGITAL NEGATIVE: Echoes And Dust Streams Debut By Electronic/Industrial Duo
Formed in the 2020 quarantine, DIGITAL NEGATIVE unites Richard Johnson (Drugs Of Faith, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, ex-Enemy Soil) and Daniel Euphrat (Person918x, Timmy Sells His Soul). Their Digital Negative EP features five glitched-out experiments in frigid tension, explosive outcomes, and cerebral terror. The record was produced remotely in Virginia, with Johnson recording his vocals and handing them over to Euphrat who mixed and manipulated them into his collage of samples, electronic percussion, and guitar.
Richard Johnson and Daniel Euphrat from Digital Negative (+ Exclusive EP Stream)
AJ Mitchell Releases “STOP” Music Video + Song Hits Pop Top 40!
Since emerging in 2018, AJ Mitchell has consistently asserted himself as pop’s most dynamic new leading man. Averaging over 7 million monthly listeners on Spotify, he impressively leaped past the 1-billion stream mark within three years. In addition to being named a Vevo LIFT artist and MTV Push artist, Variety championed him on its “Young Hollywood” 2020 list.
VINCENT CROWLEY – Second Single “My Eternal Vow”
ODIUM RECORDS announces the second single “My Eternal Vow” from the upcoming album of an underground legend – VINCENT CROWLEY “Beyond Acheron”.
Skint Records meets Elevate for an exciting collaboration
Skint Records meets Elevate for an exciting collaboration which sees four producers from the latter camp take over key parts of the Skint discography and produce a package of reworks moulding together the two dance music giants. With Skint rocketing the early career of Fatboy Slim, as well as releasing pivotal projects from Dave Clarke and Xpress 2, the Brighton based label joins forces with another imprint residing in the same hometown. Meanwhile Elevate has its own trophy cabinet, including the success of its founder Friction and pushing the burgeoning careers of producers like Macky Gee, garnering tens of millions of streams. They both equally represent the top of their game within their own genres.
Joyner Lucas releases new video featuring Diddy, George Lopez, and Mark Wahlberg
Following the recent release of his hit collaboration with Lil Baby, 2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper Joyner Lucas has announced today’s premiere of the official video for his single, “Zim Zimma.” The narrative video features special guest appearances from Diddy, George Lopez, and Lucas’s fellow Massachusetts native, Mark Wahlberg. It was directed by Lucas and Ben Proulx and shot on location in Los Angeles and Miami. The song was produced by Lucas’s manager Dhruv Joshi and his new producer collective Juicebox Slim. “Zim Zimma” is streaming now on YouTube.
The Aces Release “Don’t Freak” Music Video
Today, indie-pop quartet The Aces return with the visual for their latest single, “Don’t Freak.” Out now via Red Bull Records, the single and video are released in tandem with Mental Health Awareness Month and were inspired by lead singer Cristal Ramirez’s own personal struggles with mental health and the stigmas that can often surround it.
Paper Idol Shares “James Bond” Video Via Under The Radar
Paper Idol shares the music video for “James Bond”, a thrilling visual that oozes fun and offers a lively take on the beloved spy series. Under The Radar premiered the video, praising it as a “a joyous technicolor meeting of world.”
Idol… Paper Idol, gets his licence to thrill with the release of his fresh single ‘James Bond’. Unleashing his most dancey and funky side yet, the single continues to truly build the hype ahead of his ‘Mania Days’ EP, out June 25th!
Chris Brown, A Boogie & Yung Bleu Join Mooski on Track Star Remix
Mooski is celebrating two career milestones: his first chart-topping radio hit and his first Gold record. “Track Star” has claimed the #1 airplay position at Urban radio for the second consecutive week, according to Mediabase and BDS. The song ascended to the top spot just eight weeks after impacting at radio. “Track Star” was recently certified Gold by the RIAA. Combined global streams of the single have soared past 150 million.
Haiti’s Lakou Mizik + Joe Ray (NERO) announce album, first single + vid LIVE
Few albums manage to evoke a time and place with such startling effect as the unlikely collaboration Leave the Bones (out August 6th), between the multi-generational Haitian band Lakou Mizik and Grammy-winning electronic music artist Joseph Ray.
Music Icons Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. Release “The Fool on the Hill” Lyric Video from #1 Current Album
Music Icons, multiple Grammy Award-winners and multi-platinum selling artists Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. released today the lyric video for their single, “The Fool on the Hill,” featuring award winning vocalist, Natalie Hanna Mendoza. The new release is the latest effort from the couple’s first album in three decades, blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons. The video will feature themes and images of social justice with a special tribute to icon, Nelson Mandela.
Scotty McCreery Announces 2021 Tour as “You Time” Breaks Top 25
Delivering more than 130 online performances for fans, Country radio, charitable events, and media outlets, Scotty McCreery had one thought in the back of his mind this last year: readying new music for fans when he could again return to the road. Between his livestream concert on Sept. 4, 2020, “Live from the Ryman,” with his full band being the first to welcome any audience back into the Ryman (limited capacity) and their Dec. 2, 2020 stripped-acoustic livestream from Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre, McCreery has been thinking a lot about what his show will look and feel like when in-person again and especially what he wants to say. That time is upon him with the launch of his You Time Tour in June.
Scotty McCreery Announces 2021 ‘You Time’ Tour, Reveals New Album Coming This Fall
KING ZEBRA Post ‘Wall Of Confusion’ Music Video
Swiss hard rock band, KING ZEBRA, have released their brand new single & music video for ‘Wall Of Confusion’, featuring Thundermother singer Guernica Mancini. The track is taken from their new album, which will be released later in 2021.
Autogramm Releases Sophomore LP “No Rules” || Single for Focus Track “Mantra”
Autogramm, the synth-driven, power-pop trio from Vancouver and Chicago have released their sophomore LP “No Rules” and premiered a video for their latest single, “Mantra” created by award-winning director Shayne Ehman (METZ/Asphalt Watches). The track which features the refrain “Relax…Breath Deep…No Thinking…Repeat”, is testament to the times in which we live. Autogramm would be thrilled to receive some coverage of this new release!