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Country Chart-Topping Singer-Songwriter Larry Jay Finds “That Kind Of Love” On Latest Single

With a new single release coming out every month in 2021, one might think that Larry Jay would eventually run out of stories to tell. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, on his latest single release, “That Kind Of Love,” the California-based singer-songwriter spins one of his most universal and relatable yarns to date. He lets his romantic side take center stage on the May 20th release (MTS Records.)

POWERWOLF Releases New Single + Music Video “Beast Of Gévaudan”

2021 is once again completely under the spell of the wolves: With the announcement of their new studio album, Call Of The Wild, POWERWOLF, the high priest of heavy metal, have turned the heads of fans and critics internationally and hereby seamlessly continue on their unique success story!

The first single from the upcoming album is entitled “Beast Of Gévaudan”, and takes the listener on an impressive journey into the depths of historical France, while the majestically staged music video and its stunning visuals make hearts beat faster just after the first few seconds.

Malaki ‘The Riddler’

The track sees Malaki puzzle over anxiety, self-medication and primal fear. He openly discusses his grapples with mental health – he recently appeared on ‘The Late Late Show’ in Ireland to discuss the topic, which you can watch a short clip on instagram – here. Malaki’s quote on the track is: “This track is a personification of my emotions in my darkest times. Instead of making me weaker and breaking me as a person, it only made me stronger. I think there is a bit of “The Riddler” in all of us.”

The Flatlanders Release Official Video for New Single “Sittin’ on Top of the World”

Today, The Flatlanders, the iconic Texas-based trio of Butch Hancock, Joe Ely, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, released an official video for their new single “Sittin’ on Top of the World.” The song is pulled from Treasure of Love, their first album of new recordings in more than 12 years that will be released on
July 9 via Rack ‘Em Records / Thirty Tigers.

Luke Reynolds + Adrian Utley Release Amazon Original EP ‘No End In Sight’

Luke Reynolds (Sharon Van Etten, The Staves) and Adrian Utley (Portishead) first crossed paths through mutual friend and producer John Congleton, discovering their shared interests of chance based music, field recordings, and tape machines. Working from their respective studios during the height of the pandemic, in March the duo released their first ambient single “Dream Sequence (Amazon Original)” in observance of World Sleep Day. The next single “Floating Upwards (No End In Sight)” followed in April.

“What You Really Want”

“What You Really Want” is about losing one’s inhibitions to gain the freedom of being your true self.
I was bullied in high school for my music and songwriting addiction, and later encountered haters when I first started to advertise my music online.

I was feeling discouraged until I started talking with friends who I’d met through music with similar experiences. They were still doing what they loved and were successful at it!

New video out today from Lou Barlow for “In My Arms”!

After decades on the road and the never-ending hustle of life as an artist, Lou Barlow has tapped into a new confidence in the chaos. In 2021, the concept of balance feels particularly intimidating. Now more than ever, it’s clear life isn’t just leveling out a pair of responsibilities. Instead, we’re chasing after a flock of different ideals with a butterfly net. On Barlow’s new solo album, Reason to Live, he has come to an understanding of that swirl rather than trying to contain it.

Craved, draws attention

Beautiful Dani Doucette is a Toronto based recording artist who has been in the fashion industry for well over 15 years. She has worked internationally with prominent brands and walked the world’s longest runway for the Kols Foundation as a celebrity participant, raising over $250.000 in donations. Music is by far her first love why she’s just released a dance futuristic single titled “Craved” a sonic dance floor beat all about “catching somebody’s eye even though you know they’re trouble.” Craved is a great radio tune shimmering that summer vibe, falling in the POP lane with bits of a Disco throwback to the 90s RNB and Dance scene.


Frontiers Music Srl is positively thrilled to announce the release of the debut album from one of their most exciting new projects, a collaboration between powerhouse Finnish vocalists Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast) and Netta Laurenne (Smackbound), under the banner Laurenne/Louhimo. “The Reckoning” will be unleashed on July 9, 2021 on CD/LP/Digital. Today, fans can get their first taste of the album with the pummelling grooves of debut single and music video, ‘Bitch Fire’, which features a guest guitar solo by Samy Elbanna from Lost Society.

NEEDTOBREATHE Unveil New Song and Music Video “I Wanna Remember,” Feat. Carrie Underwood

“‘I Wanna Remember’ is a nostalgic track and takes you back to the moments you never want to forget. We all came from small towns, and those roots have cemented into the fabric of the band and our music,” NEEDTOBREATHE shared. “Bear worked with Carrie on some of her recent projects, and we felt like her small town roots and humble beginnings were the perfect addition to this song. As soon as we got into the studio, we felt a connection with her as if she was a long time member of the band. Having someone with her talent and spirit sing on the song is an absolute honor for us.”

Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and tabla master Zakir Hussain collaborate on multimedia 10-day meditation program

Mickey Hart, the renowned percussionist for the Grateful Dead, is on a mission to awaken and expand our awareness through sound. He is gathering the universe’s deepest vibrations, mixing them with rhythm, and bending one’s sense of self. Indeed, mystics for millennia have used meditation and sound to merge individual consciousness with cosmic consciousness. Hart’s new Commune course, Sound Consciousness: Drones for Sonic Bathing, serves the same timeless purpose. In collaboration with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, he has produced 10 sonic bathing experiences paired with mind-bending animations of his own artwork. On May 20, 2021, Sound Consciousness will be released publicly on Commune, a video course platform for personal and societal well-being. Everyone can experience the first five segments of the 10-day course for FREE by visiting –


“‘I Wanna Remember’ is a nostalgic track and takes you back to the moments you never want to forget. We all came from small towns, and those roots have cemented into the fabric of the band and our music,” NEEDTOBREATHE shared. “Bear worked with Carrie on some of her recent projects, and we felt like her small town roots and humble beginnings were the perfect addition to this song. As soon as we got into the studio, we felt a connection with her as if she was a long time member of the band. Having someone with her talent and spirit sing on the song is an absolute honor for us.”

“I have been a huge fan of NEEDTOBREATHE forever and I was so honored when the stars aligned and Bear agreed to lend his incredible vocals to a song on my recent gospel album,” says Underwood.” “Needless to say, I was thrilled when he and the band invited me to be a part of their new project. I love the song and have had the best time getting to know and sing with these amazingly talented guys.”

Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm Drop “Train Wreck” Music Video

UK Blues/Rock rising force Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm are happy to present the video to “Train Wreck”, first track from their debut album “Evolution​” due for release via Epictronic worldwide.

The song is about a failed relationship, two people living different lives and them coming to the point where they resent each other.


Today, UK’s The Sanctuary releases his fourth song “hold on” after having self-released “thinking about u”, “kora” and “gold”. With “hold on”, the rising London-based producer, composer and artist continues to take us on a journey of thoughtful electronic, uplifting sounds. There’s a lot more to reveal about The Sanctuary, but let’s take this one patient step at a time.


Today, singer/songwriter Brian Mackey has unveiled his new single “Saturday Night Sleeping,” recorded at Sony Tree Studios in Nashville, and written with his friends, musicians Jeff King (Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn) and Tammy King (Steeldrivers). The song embodies the deep sentiment of losing a loved one in the battle against addiction and opioid abuse, and draws from Mackey’s loss of his own son, Brian, to a heroin overdose on a warm Saturday night in May. “If you ever want to get down to the heart of a matter with someone with an opioid addiction who won’t take their addiction seriously, you could ask them which casket they’d like, or which rehab they’d like to visit. Because honestly, there are not many options for the addict. Jail, rehab, or death,” Mackey told Wide Open Country in the track’s premiere. “Writing it was hard. Recording it was hard. Singing it was hard. Reliving it is brutal. May 20th, 2018 my life changed forever.”

Song Premiere: Brian Mackey’s ‘Saturday Night Sleeping’ Captures the Pain of Losing a Loved One to Addiction

Anthonie Tonnon shares video for art-pop gem “Two Free Hands”

The world is full of singer-songwriters, but few of them forge the kind of paths that Anthonie Tonnon has. His work has developed into a unique blend of music, art and advocacy, and shows that are creative works in themselves.

Tirzah Shares New Track & Video, “Sink In”

Following the surprise release of her recent single, “Send Me”, Tirzah has shared “Sink In”, her second track of 2021.

Largely instrumental, with her trademark, often ambiguous approach to lyrics, Tirzah leaves the subject matter of “Sink In” open to interpretation for the listener. With a melody written alongside her long-term collaborators, Coby Sey and Mica Levi, the track is universal, forming somewhat of a blank page, ready to be filled in.

Quinn Sullivan “in the same category as John Mayer” in new video (Flaunt)

“‘In a World without You’ is one of my favorite songs off of the new album,” Sullivan told Flaunt. “We shot it at Building Records, a recording studio in Marlboro, New York. I had an absolute blast making it. I had the opportunity to bring in some friends of mine to do this with me, which I think really added to the concept. Playing drums is Lee Falco, playing keyboards is Will Bryant, and playing bass is Brandon Morrison.”

sir Was (Efterklang, Little Dragon) | Shares new single

Previously, sir Was has earned acclaim with his previous album Holding on to a Dream – the follow-up to the EP, Letters – scoring support at BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Hypebeast, KCRW, Clash, Complex, Notion and more. The previous record also found the producer selling out London’s Scala and last year, he was supposed to support Little Dragon across Europe/US and perform at All Points East last year alongside Tame Impala and Caribou.

IMPURE WILHELMINA Streams Entire New Album Ahead of Release

The band comments: “We are extremely proud to present our 7th album ‘Antidote’ in full. We’ve been working on it for almost two years, which seems like an eternity, especially under the current strange circumstances. We have put all our passion into it, to create a work that will haunt you, and perhaps even cure you. In any case, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”

Louis The Child Unveil Music Video For Current Single “So What” Feat. ARIZONA

Today, Chicago-bred production duo Louis The Child unveils the music video for their current single “So What” featuring A R I Z O N A. The video, which was directed by Chase O’Black, follows a couple through the ups and downs of their relationship. The track, which has racked up over 2.8 million streams worldwide, is the first single off of the Louis The Child’s forthcoming project entitled Euphoria, which is set for release later this year. “So What” Feat. A R I Z O N A is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.


“Missing Piece” is the first taste of new music from Vance Joy in three years, and follows on from his recent collaboration with fellow superstars Benny Blanco and Marshmello on “You.” Written virtually during a COVID lockdown with Joel Little (Taylor Swift, Khalid, Lorde), “Missing Piece” was inspired by people all over the globe being separated from their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic and is a song for our times.

Ryan Culwell and Aubrie Sellers Cover Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole”

Today, Nashville-based artists Ryan Culwell and Aubrie Sellers join forces for a cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole.” The track was released via Missing Piece Records alongside an official music video directed by Natalie Simmons in Nashville, TN. Rolling Stone called the song a “somber, haunted duet,” and said, “Like Johnny Cash and Rick Rubin before them, Ryan Culwell and Aubrie Sellers reimagine a Nine Inch Nails song with chilling results.” “Head Like A Hole” was recorded remotely between Nashville and Los Angeles, and was produced by Ethan Ballinger, Megan McCormick, Culwell and Sellers.

Ryan Culwell and Aubrie Sellers Cover Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Head Like a Hole’


Simone says: “”Wine” is a song that I am so incredibly proud of. The bridge includes some of my favorite lyrics I’ve ever written, and once I finished writing it I shared it on social media and it went viral on TikTok and Instagram. The response was so unexpected that I decided to record the full song and include it last minute as a track on my upcoming EP Love Lessons. “Wine” is one of the more vulnerable and personal songs I’ve written, so it’s been really exciting to see people love it as much as I do.”

Kali Uchis earns first #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with “telepatía,” acoustic EP out June 4

Uchis will share an acoustic EP on June 4, featuring pared back versions of “telepatía” and other tracks from her second studio album, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞, out now via Interscope to widespread critical acclaim, featuring singles “La Luz” with Jhay Cortez and “Aquí Yo Mando” with Rico Nasty and appearances by PARTYNEXTDOOR and Jowell & Randy.