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Sum 41 fans from all over the world collectively submitted their stories of loss seen in the beautifully shot black and white video for “Catching Fire.” The vision behind the powerful video-turned-memorial is to shine light on suicide prevention and help tackle the stigma behind mental health head on. The video was directed by John Asher, who previously directed Sum 41’s music video for “Never There.”
Emby Alexander Shares “You Can Do It” Video via MXDWN, Read Indie88 Feature, New LP ‘Soars Era’ Out 7/24 Via Earth Libraries
Today, Arizona-based Emby Alexander shares “You Can Do It”. MXDWN premiered the track, praising it as “positively upbeat and hook-filled.” Indie88 declared “this dreamy tune is definitely a must-listen.”
KAMAUU RETURNS WITH “TRANSPARENCY”
Artist, rapper, poet, and thinker KAMAUU returns to share his latest musical offering, “TRANSPARENCY.” The song also arrives with an official companion visual directed by close friend and mentor, Michael Marantz. KAMAUU describes the song to be “about transparency with all the parts of oneself – even the painful parts that we hide and bury.” “TRANSPARENCY” was produced by Ben Talmi who is also responsible for producing KAMAUU’s viral interpretation of Outkast’s “Hey Ya” which now sits at over 4 million views to date.
Crystal Leigh looks at every day as a balance; taking in the good, the bad, and finding the beauty that lives in between. This frame of mind is inherently showcased in her upcoming new record, Trading Skylines. For the Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Crystal’s bright energy and passion for life is rooted in the belief that things happen as they are supposed to and, as she puts it, “I’m gonna get where I’m gonna get, when I need to get there.” Motivated by optimism, thoughtfulness, and dedication to her faith, her soulful melodies and lyrics are honest Americana.
Shallow Side Debut New Cover Song & Video for Journey’s Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
Shallow Side have released a new cover song and video for the classic Journey song “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”.
Covid had hindered touring and the band spent some time recording some new material and some of their favorite classic rock songs with the first being “Juke Box Hero” by Foreigner. “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) is the 2nd with a 3rd and final cover to be released this summer.
SYMPHANI SOTO & ERIC BELLINGER RELEASE NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “JUST A MOMENT” OUT NOW
Dubbed “Rising R&B favorite” by Revolt TV, Southern Florida native and singer and songwriter Symphani Soto joins forces with Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Eric Bellinger for a new single and music video entitled “Just A Moment” today.
SMOOVE’L RELEASES NEW TRACK AND VIDEO “GRIME” TODAY
Indie-rock queer femme artist America Jayne welcomes change with visual & single “Redecorate”
Indie-rock songstress America Jayne prides herself on being just that, only and proudly herself. Her ability to channel huge, year-long feelings into 3 minutes allows her to communicate even the toughest subjects, like owning her queer sexuality. Her next single and lyric video “Redecorate” encapsulates a frustrating feeling of trying everything in your power to get someone to stay. The chorus creates an enormous cacophony of desperate pleas as vocals roughen, guitar blares, and drums relentlessly pulse on. – photo by Jeanne Marie Boes
Following the success of his most recent single, “Better Off (ft. Sara Diamond),” which is currently featured in Apple Music’s New in Dance and Future Dance Hits playlists, DLMT fully displays his musical versatility. The producer presents his newest era of house music styling. His experimentation in the studio translates to a strong piano-house production, balancing powerful melodies and vocals without overwhelming listeners. Having previously collaborated with Illyus, Damon Hess, and Mark Knight on “If It’s Love” which has now amassed over 3M on-demand streams, heavyweight vocalist Laura Davie sends the new single soaring.
BigKayBeezy released his debut album in 2020. The project – titled GG4L – introduced an ascendant star with dark and deeply personal lyrics, while his second project of the year, Bad Intentions, showcased his more playful side and an innate ability to imbue rhymes with effortless confidence and magnetic bravado. The project features his most successful track to date, the Polo G-assisted remix of booming, braggadocious “Bookbag 2.0” which has already amassed over 18M streams to date. He also recently showcased his talents on the ferocious “Walk Down,” featuring Pooh Shiesty, which highlights his ability to go toe-to-toe with the hottest rappers in the game, and on “Don Juan Pt. 2” where he flexes a drill flow reminiscent of his legendary forebears in Chicago. Still, even with these star-making collaborations and testaments to his talent, he isn’t letting himself look too far ahead. He’s taking his time, exploring all the sounds he’s always wanted to try on.
ELECTRIC HAZE: Swedish hard rockers’ debut LP out now via Idle North; streaming via Metal Insider
Northern Swedish group Electric Haze’s debut LP, Get In Line, is out today (May 28th) via Idle North Records on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. The album trails 2016’s self-titled debut EP, which generated over 165,000 streams on Spotify alone.
Electric Haze comments:
“‘Get In Line’ is an album that touches on issues of mental health and exclusion, draped in bold confidence, paying tribute to the rock legends who paved the way.
Bassrush Records is helping kickoff the initiative with the ‘Discover: Dubstep 001’ compilation album, featuring a solid group of new recruits from across the genre. The 10-track album features cuts from exciting names from the likes of Ahee, Jinx, Ynvg Jalapeno, YIKES, AG, VLCN and more.
Title: Discover: Dubstep 001
Label: Bassrush Records
Release Date: May 28
German Thrashers – Eradicator Release New Video “Monday Is For Murder”
Eradicator adds: Most people know Mondays when things just don’t work out. Mondays For Murder, however, does not deal with the consequences of a weekend gone wrong in the classical sense. Rather, it describes in an exaggerated way what will happen if the world community doesn’t finally get off its ass and take the demands of scientists and Fridays For Future seriously. Then the horror awaits us every day of the week.
[New Video] Beni-Hana “Blackwater Magi”
Dirty South Hip Hop juggernaut Beni-Hana is back again only 3 short months after his last album with his latest offering “Blackwater Magi” produced by Belgium beat smith The Gloomy Sailor. The 80s anime inspiration is spread on in thick layers for this boom-bap Goon Musick release and boasts a gritty yet hardcore visual brought to us yet again by Amnesis guitarist Jason Miller. The lyrical onslaught on both verses include a vast array of pop culture references from 90s basketball players and Saturday morning cartoons to 17th century German Astronomers that guarantees there will something new for listeners every time they revisit the track.
JoLivi Releases Heartwarming Love Song, “Born To Love You”
The release of “Born To Love You” follows JoLivi’s heartbreaking single, “She Won’t Say Yes.” Premiered by American Songwriter, “She Won’t Say Yes” “swings for a big power ballad moment, sticking right into the profound emotional epiphanies that come with returning back to your roots.” (American Songwriter). The ‘soul cleansing’ (CMT.com) “She Won’t Say Yes” music video made its world premiere with CMT.com while the track celebrated editorial Spotify playlist placement. The “She Won’t Say Yes” music video will also be making its premiere with The Country Network on Monday, May 24th.
Andy Rocks – single “Regret” from upcoming album “Look at what we’ve done”
Andy Rocks’ new single “Regret” from the upcoming album “Look at what we’ve done”! The album will be out from Soman Records (France)!
Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘SOUR’ Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the Biggest Week of 2021
Olivia Rodrigo’s highly-anticipated first full-length album, SOUR, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 295,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S., and has already achieved RIAA Gold certification in its first week. SOUR also scored the most U.S. audio streams from a female debut album ever and broke the record for the most-streamed album in a week by a female artist in Spotify history with over 385M global steams. The stunning album from the 18-year-old multi-platinum singer/songwriter earns Rodrigo the biggest week of 2021. SOUR entered the charts at No. 1 in the U.K., Canada, Ireland, Norway, Holland, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand as well.
Raya Max is a London-based Ghanaian-British singer and songwriter. She creates electrifying disco music with catchy melodies and a powerful groove. Her goal is to bring listeners’ inner disco divas back to life following the miserable time we’ve had recently. She is passionate about giving you music that empowers you and inspires a spirit of joy!
With “Bring You Back”, Peer Kusiv has presented a fantastic fusion between melancholy and joie de vivre. The track has now been remixed by the German producer/DJ Einmusik, who has put his own touch on the track with faster-paced beats and hypnotic synths. With his great and unmistakable voice, Johanson, who’s featured on the track, gives “Bring You Back” the final touch with an extra portion of emotion. The Berlin-based singer, songwriter and producer, Johanson, has already set his mark in the dance music scene. And as well as being a musician, Johanson is working as a scientist researching artificial intelligence and its influence on human creativity and the production of new music.
Electro-Pop Duo Valencia Return With New Single ‘So Sober’
LA based electro-pop duo Valencia (California’s Jadeyn Madsen and London’s Lou Courts) are back with the new single ‘So Sober’. Renowned for their emotional candour and vivid storytelling, the California based pair are back with more new material following a flurry of releases throughout 2020 which have seen them truly establish themselves on an international level with over a million streams across streaming platforms.
Established hip hop firecracker Whitney Peyton shocks fans by dropping her first single (Give it Gas) of 2021 under her own new label “ALPHA HOWSE” in affiliation with ONErpm.
Whitney Peyton who is known for representing the “underdogs” has made some upgrades and worked behind the scenes prepping a series of new singles, music videos, and partnering up with ONErpm distribution to create her own new Entertainment Company/ Label.