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Danny Elfman Releases New Album ‘Big Mess’ Today, His First Solo Album In Thirty-Seven Years
After sharing a series of singles and videos over the past few months, renowned composer Danny Elfman is releasing his new double album Big Mess today, his first solo record in thirty-seven years. “I knew from the start that this wasn’t going to be a neat, easy-to-categorize record,” says Elfman. “It was always destined to be this crazy cacophony, because that’s who I am. The Big Mess is me.” Listen to the album HERE.
Dancer, actress, singer, songwriter, and “Guyanese Pop Princess” Jourdin Pauline reveals her brand new EP, Love Songs About Nobody, today.
Jourdin Pauline shares, Love Songs About Nobody was inspired by my “coming of age” life experiences. This EP allowed me to express myself as a young lady. I was able to talk about relationships, friendships, having fun, and self-care. My goal for this project is for each track to be timeless music that makes my listeners happy and have fun.”
Julian Lage’s Blue Note Records debut full-length out today
“I absolutely love improvised music, and I’ve always been fascinated by singer-songwriter music,” says Lage. “For me, the jazz that came out of Blue Note always engaged both sides of that. It had incredible improvisational vocabularies and performances, but when I think of albums from Grant Green’s Idle Moments to Joe Henderson’s Inner Urge to McCoy Tyner’s Time for Tyner with Bobby Hutcherson – all these records that I love so much also have such great songs. I felt like this was an opportunity to present new music born out of the Blue Note tradition as I’ve interpreted it.”
NIKO RUBIO RELEASES “BED”
“Bed,” follows Rubio’s major label debut single, “You Could Be The One,” released in late April to critical acclaim, with Billboard praising the rising artist’s entrance as a, “captivating showcase for the newcomer,” adding that, “the kicky pop-rock track allows Rubio’s tone to sink down low and soar skyward.” – Photo Credit: Lauren Dunn
LORNA SHORE RELEASES NEW TRACK AND VIDEO FOR “TO THE HELLFIRE” OFF FORTHCOMING ‘…AND I RETURN TO NOTHINGNESS’ EP
“Finally excited to release all this information to everyone. It’s been a year and a half on silence on our end and today is a day that we cannot be quiet about this. To be able to announce our new vocalist Will Ramos, a brand new EP, and to finally get back to playing shows again. Will filled in for us over in Europe and during the past year we decided to do 3 songs to see how the fit would be. Which brings us to our EP ‘…And I Return To Nothingness’. The EP features 3 songs that we feel sums up and identifies the band in a way that we see fit. Each song is unique from the next and displays the characteristics of who we are as a band. In addition to we will be playing shows supporting the release of the EP. Here’s the next chapter of Lorna Shore,” states LORNA SHORE guitarist Adam De Micco.
Once again, the track spotlights his downright show-stopping and seismic vocal range. Airy synths pulsate underneath entrancing verses as he delivers a love song strong enough to outlast even the end of the world. He croons, “The world outside is a mess, it can wait” before carrying an eternal pledge on the hook, “I know no matter what I do, it all comes back to you. The sky could be falling. As long as you’re next to me. I got everything.”
“DUSTY LOCANE Ventures to South Central in “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN Pt. 2” Video
Known for his booming voice and his sing-song flow, DUSTY LOCANE represents Canarsie wherever he goes. Making momentous moves on his first-ever trip to the West Coast, DUSTY shares the video for “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN Pt. 2 (Picture Me).” The sequel to DUSTY’s breakthrough hit “R0LLIN N CONTROLLIN FREESTYLE,” a furious missive that racked up over 130 million combined audio and visual streams, “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN Pt. 2” is an ethereal street anthem, featuring the 21-year-old rapper letting out his aggression and performing a call-and-response with a vocal sample.
MIMI WEBB’S NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “DUMB LOVE” OUT NOW!
On this stirring ballad, piano keys resound as she grasps on to a formative romance through her nostalgically vivid lyrics. As her powerful delivery echoes, she recalls, “We had that dumb love.” The accompanying visual directed by Elliot Simpson brings the story to life with a ton of emotion and a sharp sense of humor as Mimi Webb reconnects with an old flame at a wedding where everything else just seems to go wrong in hilarious fashion.
Carly Gibert’s sound is elastic. The bilingual Spanish-born singer and songwriter bounces from pop to hip-hop and house with an ease and clarity of vision that belies her age. The 19-year-old’s unique brand of pop alchemy shines through on “Interstellar,” her dreamy, disco-tinged contribution to NOW Volume 79.
Made with producer Andrew Wells (Young the Giant, Halsey, Fitz and the Tantrums), ‘My Own Monster’ unfolds as a seductive and surreal piece of storytelling, examining themes of alienation, emotional risk, and the desire to break free from pain.
“It’s a song about someone who has a voice inside their head”, reveals X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Nelson Harris. “There’s something evil about the voice, but the person is attracted to that and ultimately decides, ‘I’m going to embrace this awful thing, let it be my best friend and let it protect me. What could possibly happen?'”
MALISON Premiere “Reborn” Music Video via Decibel Magazine
San Diego thrashers MALISON have teamed up with Decibel Magazine to unleash “Reborn,” the brand new single and opening track from their upcoming album, Death’s Embrace. Premiering exclusively with Decibel Magazine, watch the official music video for “Reborn” now.
Canadian singer-songwriter Ruben Young has joined forces with Compton rapper Buddy on new single ‘TNT’, out now.
A sunkissed modern soul-pop jam, ‘TNT’ is an infectious summer anthem that combines Ruben’s smooth vocals with a typically slick verse from Buddy and fresh, funk-laden production. Featuring live brass performed by members of Canadian funk band Busty and The Bass, the record has already been generating a buzz, recently winning the Yangaroo DMDS 2020 Indie Spotlight Contest.
French Metal/Fusion/Rapcore gang Waking The Sleeping Bear shared new music video “Nouvelle Dissidence”
“The music of Waking The Sleeping Bear is an all-angers crossoad. It’s about time passing, past adolescence too quickly disappeared, about the anguish of the future by the ones that are dismayed by the past… Dressed sometimes with tribal sounds, sometimes with suffocating synthetic ambiences, the “nü metal” of WTSB hammers with rage some powerful convictions over a frenetic French-speaking phrasing, sometimes sung, rapped, shouted,…”
OUT THIS FRIDAY: Noteworthy Electronic Producer Jerry Folk x FENGSEL shares ‘Ferris Wheel ft. Alva Ravn’
Noteworthy electronic producer Jerry Folk has released his latest single, ‘Ferris Wheel’ with his side project FENGSEL featuring singer Alva Ravn on the 11th of June via Folkestad Recordings. The single follows the release of ‘Everything’, ‘On My Way ft. Bearson’ and ‘Dotted Red’ which all mark a new direction for Jerry Folk’s sound and precede the release of his first full-length later this year. Jerry Folk has remixed the likes of Billie Eilish, Charlie Puth and Oh Wonder and produced for artists like Alina Baraz, Axwell Ingrosso and Lemaitre to name but a few. Having toured the US multiple times, Jerry Folk has opened for Odesza, played at Coachella and the Mixmag lab twice and earned over 222 million plays across streaming platforms.
Setting off their next chapter as a band, today New England hardcore act War Criminal has shared their new single, “From Tha Gutter.” Taking inspiration from the fusion of the late 90’s hardcore scene, the track showcases some of the band’s heaviest riffs and an in-your-face vocal attack. Originally premiering on No Echo, the video serves as a crash-training course of what it takes to be in a band, pulling inspiration from cult favorites like Office Space and The Office.
CHLOE FOY – Releases album: ‘Where Shall We Begin’ Today
Chloe Foy has shared her long-awaited debut album ‘Where Shall We Begin’. She has also shared a new video for the album track, ‘Deserve’, to mark the occasion.
‘Where Shall We Begin’ closes the chapter on a formative period for the Gloucestershire-via-Manchester songwriter. After losing her father to depression, Foy embarked on a ten-year-period where she followed her career path tirelessly whilst also dealing with the internal and external fallout from losing an influential figure so young.
AJ MITCHELL SHARES NEW SONG “ONE MORE FIGHT”
Today, gold-certified pop phenom AJ Mitchell returns this month with “One More Fight,” a new song from his highly anticipated forthcoming debut album, Skyview. On “ONE MORE FIGHT,” glossy piano glistens through a steady beat as his voice resounds with confidence and charisma while he vulnerably professes “I’d rather fight with you than have to fight without you.”
Poo Bear Shares New Single and Video For, “The Day You Left,” Via BMG
Today Poo Bear, one of the music industry’s most successful creative forces, has released his new single “The Day You Left,” via BMG. Co-written with Nabeel Y. Zahid and co-produced by himself, Skrillex, and Sasha Sirota, the song’s sullen R&B tone is highlighted by electronic flares. Originally written about the end of a relationship, the meaning personally shifted when Poo Bear experienced the passing of his mother earlier this year. With the theme of loss at its core, “The Day You Left” encapsulates the multitude of emotions that can occur when you say goodbye to someone for the last time.
Today, multi-platinum-selling rock band X Ambassadors share their latest single, a darkly cinematic track called “My Own Monster.” Released via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records, “My Own Monster” is a moody psychodrama in the form of a groove-heavy pop song.
As Time Fades unleash “Marionette” with a puppet-themed music video
Midwest pop-punk quartet As Time Fades has just dropped the first single off of their upcoming sophomore EP, Trust Fall. The track, “Marionette,” is a slice of up-tempo modern pop-punk, complete with grinding riffs, introspective lyrics and a chorus perfect for outdoor summer crowd surfing.
Lyrically the song deals with relationship struggles. “This song is about someone who’s in a relationship with a manipulative person and ends things with them after realizing the harm they’ve caused in their life,” explains vocalist/guitarist Dan Dunlap.
Islands release new album Islomania
Today, Islands’ new LP Islomania is out via Royal Mountain Records, alongside an excellent video for album’s the title track, which sees enigmatic lead-singer Nick Thorburn become a kidnapping target for Chris Candy.
New Zealand’s Drax Project Return With Radiant Cedric Gervais Remix
As one of the most watched groups to have ever come out of New Zealand, 4-piece busker band turned stadium filling pop group Drax Project are leading the charge in the surging wave of talent emerging from the country. Today, their summer soaked single ‘Over It’ received a fresh take from renowned DJ Cedric Gervais. The Grammy Award winning DJ added a pumping beat fused with the track’s soaring vocal hook for a rave-ready, ‘top down’ anthem beckoning the long-awaited arrival of summer.
Grayson Jenkins Releases Video For “Low Down Lady”
Natural-born storyteller and Kentuckian Grayson Jenkins has been patiently holding onto an album’s worth of new material since before the world stopped turning some sixteen months ago, letting all of its ingredients simmer down and get to know each other. The recipe? Firstly, there’s the candor and vulnerability which cascade out of Jenkins’ songs on waves of circling guitar strums and sparkling choruses.
DJ/PRODUCER ALAN WALKER AND GRAMMY WINNER IMANBEK DROP NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “SWEET DREAMS”
In the joining of two then-bedroom producers turned hugely successful DJs and producers, multi-platinum hitmaker Alan Walker and Grammy winner Imanbek release their track “Sweet Dreams,” which includes an infectious sample of Scatman John´s “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)”. The track is filled to the brim with high energy and intensity and is the perfect way to kick off the summer.