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ASAP Rocky, Akala and Ice Cube among top 10 artists singing about alcohol & drugs…
Alcohol and drugs will always be an important part of music culture. Whether it’s Afroman vocalising his admiration for marijuana “Because I got High” or The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”, some of the most notable songs have been about alcohol and drugs.
But which artist has drawn the most inspiration from narcotics use and drinking? Researchers at Delamere Health uncovered which music artists reference drugs and alcohol the most in their lyrics.
Once a shy and retiring kindergartener, Berry switched her plans for becoming an artist and started her career in music at the age of 17. Brought up in a Polish home, with her mother raising her on reggae and polka, she very quickly developed her own unique sound.
Chillwave stalwarts TORA share potent new single “When Will I Learn”
Australian band Tora today release their new single “When Will I Learn” – the second cut to be shared from upcoming album A Force Majeure, out September 3rd.
The tracks on A Force Majeure oscillate between the ethereal and the stirring. Delicate piano meets seductive rhythms and production with references to electronica, R&B and indie-pop all present across its 11 tracks.
VOKA GENTLE enlist THE FLAMING LIPS’ WAYNE COYNE for new single
Operating on a plane between avant-garde indie, bubbling electronica and cosmic psychedelia, London group Voka Gentle have an addictive, amorphous sound. A three limbed beast made up of twins Ellie and Imogen Mason, and William J. Stokes, each is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer with an imperious understanding of three dimensional sound. The latest manifestation of this is new single ‘Necrofauna / The Garden of Eden’ – which also features Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips – out today via Leafy Outlook.
Dylan Cartlidge – bright new alternative hip-hop indie crossover single ‘Hang My Head’
‘Hang My Head’ is the second release from Dylan’s recent collaboration with producer Eg White (Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith) and sees him continuing to embrace positivity in the face of personal adversity. Inspired by White’s trip to Zimbabwe, the track opens with rhythmic clapping and catchy whistling, before building to a surging technicolour chorus in which Dylan triumphantly reminds us that “we’ve got to keep on movin'”. With a fresh freestyle rap thrown in, the track is the perfect demonstration of the full range of Dylan’s musical creativity on a release which undoubtedly spreads optimism and joy.
Sprawling alt-rockers Social Haul share frenzied new cut ‘This Is All I Need’, ahead of their self-titled debut album, set for release June 11th via FatCat Records (Honeyblood, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks).
SAVAGE HANDS DEBUT NEW SINGLE “LOVE NO MORE”
Following a year of isolating, yet creatively prolific quarantine, Maryland heavy rock band SAVAGE HANDS have returned with an emotionally riveting new single titled “Love No More.” The song is accompanied by a beautifully shot video that can be viewed now!
After the release of INTROVERT: SIDE A and INTROVERT: SIDE B, rising South Florida rapper TEEJAY3K has unveiled his latest musical offering, “Tell You Different” which also arrives with an official visual available now. “Tell You Different” also arrives after the recently released visuals “Whatever You Need,” “Veggies,” “Harder,” “Murda Season” ft ShooterGang Kony, “Won’t Last Here” and “FWMB” ft Mozzy. Fans can expect to see much more from TeeJay3K as he prepares for a busy second half to 2021 with more new music, visuals and features on the way.
ARCHANGEL A.D. STREAM NEW SINGLE ‘CELESTION’
The new single ‘Celestion’ is streaming now via Metal Injection. The single offers a taste of their upcoming album Casus Belli, releasing July 23.
The band commented “We are excited to premiere the first single off Casus Belli, ‘Celestion’,” said the band. “It is a high energy, super thrashy track that will take you on a rampage. Be sure to let your hair down, crack open a cold one, and let your horns fly!”
Zaytoven & SF Street All-Stars Run Up the Score in the Latest Fo15 Video
San Francisco street rap is flourishing, asserting itself as a major force in the Bay Area street rap scene. In the new music video “Run The Score,” three of the scene’s finest rappers show off atop a beat from legendary trap superproducer Zaytoven, who perfected his craft in SF before heading to Atlanta. An atmospheric, slow-moving trap track with subtle cellos accenting booming 808s, “Run The Score” is the perfect vehicle for boss talk, each emcee bringing a different element to the table as they talk their smack: Lil Yee delivers the song’s hook, touting his designer threads in a plaintive croon; Lil Bean mixes auto-tuned melodies and rapidfire triplets in his tough-talking 16; and the raspy-voiced ZayBang ties the track together with a snarling verse. In the video, Yee, Bean, and ZayBang rep their city’s teams (Yee and ZayBang decked out in Giants black and orange, while Bean wears a custom 49ers letterman jacket) as they party with a group of models, talk shop with Ghazi, CEO of EMPIRE, and chill with notable figures like ALLBLACK, Hitmaka, Larry June, Jay Worthy, Offset Jim, and Cookie Money.
RMR UNVEILS EUPHORIC VIDEO FOR “VIBES FEAT. TYLA YAWEH WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE FROM JAMIE FOXX
Following the release of his soon-to-be summer anthem, RMR shares the euphoric video for “Vibes” feat. Tyla Yaweh on CMNTY CULTURE RCRDS/Warner Records. The video features a special appearance from Jamie Foxx who drops in for a hilarious message to RMR. Foxx also is name-dropped on the song’s chorus. RD Whittington AKA Wires, celebrity car salesman to the stars, plays himself in the video’s storyline. Watch as RMR and Tyla link up in Los Angeles with friends and spirits in abundance for a day and night to remember.
Australian Alt-Pop Artist Chymes Releases Debut EP
Chymes adds, “Writing this EP felt very transformational for me. I was in the darkest place I think I’ve ever been in but was writing the best music I’ve ever written. It was such an interesting experience to look back on because whilst I was so unwell mentally, I felt so open writing my lyrics and free to explore what sounds I liked and inspired me. I had written 5 out of the 6 songs with one writer and we spent a lot of time together so it was a safe environment to be raw and honest, which I think is so integral in making good music. The EP explores different power dynamics in relationships I’ve had and struggled with, along with the internal relationship with myself. I also explored different ways of writing concepts and ‘Never Win’ is a good example; I wrote it from the perspective of a controlling, self-indulging, narcissistic person in a relationship, which was a lot of fun to explore.”
Kwaku Asante “Angel”
“Angel is about how selfish I am leading to neglecting a partner, not because I don’t care about them but because I want to be successful in music. The toxicity in the song is that I hoped that she would stay around, regardless of my actions and carry on being my shoulder to cry on, the person I vent to. It’s ironic, given the song sounds positive.”
Music Icon DEE SNIDER to Release Fifth Full-Length Album, Leave A Scar, via Napalm Records
In 2018, legendary heavy metal vocalist and pop culture pillar DEE SNIDER turned the heavy music world on its axis with his transformative album, For The Love Of Metal. Produced by Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, the album re-cemented Dee’s undeniable prowess with its modernized mastery and take-no-prisoners attitude. Three years later, with one of the most collectively tumultuous times society has ever experienced behind him, DEE SNIDER triumphantly returns with his fifth full-length album, Leave A Scar, out July 30, 2021 via Napalm Records!
KHANDRA Streams New Album Ahead of Release
Belarusian black metal entity KHANDRA will be releasing the new full-length, ‘All Occupied by Sole Death,’ via Season of Mist Underground Activists tomorrow, May 28! The band is now streaming the record in its entirety ahead of tomorrow’s release.
ORSON WILDS SHARE NEW SINGLE “DEC 19”
Following the release of their debut studio singles “Mothers Daughters” and “Stand Up,” Canadian outfit Orson Wilds have returned with another offering from their forthcoming debut album for Black Cement Records. The breakneck, anthemic new song “dec 19” is available today on all streaming platforms and arrives alongside an official music video directed by the band’s vocalist / guitarist Eric Reid. Reid spoke with Consequence, who premiered the new song and video, detailing the various influences and inspirations behind “dec 19” for their ‘Origins’ series. Consequence declared, “‘dec 19’ is their best song yet, with a danceable beat and an irresistible melody that belies the darkness in the lyrics.”
SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER PETER MCPOLAND RELEASES NOSTALGIC LULLABY “i can’t sleep”
Written, recorded and produced by Peter himself, the soft acoustic song feautres nostalgic guitar pickering and raw vocals. Sparked by moving out on his own for the very first time, “i can’t sleep” serves as a reflection of memories that run through Peter’s head when he can’t seem to fall asleep.
TRIALOGOS: The Obelisk Premieres Video For “Hikikomori,” From Upcoming Stroh Zu Gold LP
Experimental/cinematic rock collective TRIALOGOS – formed by Conny Ochs, Sicker Man, and Kiki Bohemia – presents a new video for the track “Hikikomori” through an exclusive premiere at The Obelisk. The track appears on the trio’s impending debut LP, Stroh Zu Gold, set to see release in June as the 100th title for Germany’s Exile On Mainstream.
BONES OF THE EARTH: Arkansas Hardcore/Doom Trio’s Dungeons & Dragons-Inspired Video Now Playing At Cvlt Nation; II. Eternal Meditations Of A Deathless Crown Full-Length Out Now
Bound by a mutual love of medieval fantasy, sci-fi, and a desire to create uncompromisingly heavy music, BONES OF THE EARTH was forged in 2018 and immediately began writing material that would become their debut concept album, 2019’s I. The Imminent Decline Of Human Spirit. Weaving jagged hardcore tempos, dominating vocals, and sludgy riffs with post-metal ambiance across its twenty-nine-minute run time, the body of work was composed with the intent to be performed in its entirety live.
Multi-talented rapper Bawo drops stunning new track and visuals to “Starts With A Text”
Dubbed as an artist to watch for 2021 by BBC Radio 1’s Shay Sade, the precocious young star surfaces with a beautifully enticing soundtrack comprised of flawless percussive elements, soft piano keys and stunning lyricism the form of singing and rap. Renowned for his distinct vocals and immaculate production methods involving a multitude of genres from Trap to Garage, to Baile Funk, “Starts With A Text” blurs the lines of British Hip Hop like no one else.
New > MHD returns > video “Afro Trap Pt 11 (King Kong) > watch here
MHD came up very fast and very strong. Only a few months after his first freestyle posted on Facebook in 2015, he went on an international tour. He quickly became a unanimous favourite and established his “Afro trap” style all over the world. From the biggest European festivals, to concert stadiums in Africa to Coachella, MHD has become more than a sensation: a veritable icon.
Watch Dive Index’s new “Wish I Had A Pulse” video via Spill Magazine
“The video for the “Wish I Had a Pulse” remix features a collection of spring blooms that sprung up over the past couple months around the studio in Ojai – pin cushion protea, grevillea, iris, eucalyptus, aloe and various grasses. Since the music has more of minimal house vibe, we wanted to anthropomorphize the plants, as if they were dancing. Shot outside at night, the flowers and grasses were inserted into a power drill and spun around under a spotlight. To give a little bit of a laid back feel, we shot most of it in slow motion. ”