@skopemag news – tuesday – june 15, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – june 15, 2021 @ 12 pm est

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The highly requested upcoming album is the follow-up to Rock’s star-studded, chart-topping effort, ‘TrapStar Turnt PopStar,’ which included guest features from Lil Wayne, Quavo, Roddy Ricch, Diplo, Lil Durk, XXXTENTACION, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, and more. The album sky-rocketed straight to #1 with an impressive debut on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart in 2019.

Halifax’s Country Artist LISA RICHARD Brings Good Vibes & Good Company with New Single “Together”

“‘Together’ was written a few years ago with my co-writers Rick Tiger and Jeff Wanex in Nashville,” Richard says of creating the track. “We wrote it after one of my trips to Europe where I got to perform in Budapest. I remember thinking that, although the majority of the audience didn’t understand English, they could fully understand the music I was playing. It’s true what they say… Music is a universal language!”

Manny Blu Releases New Music Video for “Might As Well Lead”

Written by Aaron Eshuis, Joe Clemmons, and Logan Wall, the new track gives fans a taste of what they can expect on the new EP to be released later this year. On “Might As Well Lead,” Blu uses the tune of a violin, steady drum beats, and his compelling vocals to belt about how if a lover wants to fall for someone who isn’t the best for them, that they might as well go all in.

out today: Mindy’s “Am I Alive” Video Confronts Violence for AAPI Heritage Month

Mindy got her start in music w/ mentor and friend Lior Goldenberg (Allen Stone producer, Alanis Morissette, Andrew WK, Ziggy Marley recording engineer) and built a reputation for kinetic and unexpected performance art with cherry pies, wigs, and hand-sewn nun costumes — head banging to songs about feminism, religiosity, and capitalism. Her voice & music draws comparisons to Santigold, Sia, Charli XCX, Blonde Redhead & beyond…

BROKEN FIRES – Release Single ‘New Friends’ || EP Out 2nd July

BROKEN FIRES make their eagerly awaited return with news of a new EP ‘New Friends’. Set for release on 2nd July via Phwoar & Peace records, it will be the band’s first extended-length release in over 5 years.

Roscoe Roscoe release new single “Jacob’s Ladder”

With their explosive debut single, “Brain Retrieve” released during the height of 2020’s pandemic-tarnished summer, East London based five-piece Roscoe Roscoe return with their dreamy new single “Jacob’s Ladder,” out on Slow Dance / Missing Piece Records. MXDWN said the song “astutely mixes synth-driven modern indie pop with classic psychedelia.”

Savannah Conley Releases “Surprise, Surprise” Official Video

Where the first part of the visual story is dramatic and fraught, the second is poignant and reflective. After viewers watched Savannah flee a house, dramatically performs against a spotlight in dark woods, desperate to get away from the person she’s tired of being around, she now finds herself in a state of sobering up — both literally and metaphorically. With her wistful, raspy drawl and signature tongue-in-cheek lyrics, Savannah sings about knowing the person she loves will, eventually, be the one to hurt her (Surprise, surprise: they do).

Premiere: Savannah Conley — Surprise, Surprise


“When it comes to music, I want to be able to be all that I am without hiding, without fighting with myself. We’re already in what feels like some kind of global claustrophobia – we’re locked in and we need to come out and we need to break out. That’s what this music is to me and I just want to share it. I want people to feel free.” – Laura Mvula 2021

Billie Eilish Releases ‘Lost Cause.’ ‘Happier Than Ever’ Out July 30. North American, European and U.K Tour Sold Out

The seven-time GRAMMY® Award winning artist and songwriter has also confirmed she will be continuing her work with sustainability partner REVERB for her Happier Than Ever, The World Tour, with the fan-facing Billie Eilish Action Village at each show which will focus on climate action and climate justice, hosting and supporting BIPOC and women-led environmental organizations as well as a comprehensive program via REVERB’s forthcoming Music Climate Revolution campaign. In addition to reducing the tour’s environmental footprint, the initiative will support projects that directly and measurably eliminate greenhouse gases. These collective efforts will make the tour Climate Positive; eliminating significantly more emissions than the tour creates.

glaive shares new single + video “detest me” from forthcoming EP all dogs go to heaven

“‘detest me’ was the 2nd song I ever recorded in an actual studio,” says glaive. “It was the first beat Whethan and Haan made when we got there. They went crazy. I recorded it. We listened to it. Now we’re here.”

Samantha Margret Drops Video for “The Party”

San Francisco alt-pop artist Samantha Margret has dropped a video for her sultry single “The Party.” “The Party” is a song about finding your own power and enjoying it even in the face of the judgment of others. “I don’t have to go to the party; I AM the party,” she states. Showcasing old Hollywood glamour, Margret’s ode to the roaring 20s sees her dazzle in a glimmering world of empowerment.

VREID Releases Official Music Video for “Dazed and Reduced”

Founding member and bass player Jarle ‘Hváll’ Kvåle comments: “This is a personal favorite for sure. Our love for classic heavy rock is strong and our musical roots lie in the majestic 70ies rock and its overlap with the catchy 80ies classics. ‘Dazed and Reduced’ is a nod to the decades that formed our lives and shows that VREID will forever be rooted in 70ies rock, 80ies metal and 90ies Nordic blackness.”

LENNE Premieres Offficial Music Video for Single “LETTING YOU DOWN”

LENNE, the new project with Jim Taylor, Morgan Rose, and Lenny Cerzosie Jr premiered the official music video for their debut single “Letting You Down” today. The single is now featured on Spotify’s Rock Hard playlist!

Artist: KAIYI – Track: Spotlight

KAIYI’s debut single “Spotlight” marks the beginning of her own self expression, an introduction to a more vulnerable version of KAIYI who dreams of speaking up and telling the world exactly how she feels. Written during quarantine as her first original song, “Spotlight” is for anyone who can relate to the feeling of being embarrassed by their own voice. Inspired by the likes of Glass Animals, Brakence, Deb never, KAIYI produced the genre of “Spotlight” in a genre-bending mishmash of alternative pop melodies, electronic texture, and a trappy hip-hop beat.

Casscade is set to share his most creative audio/visual project to date ‘Dance For Me’ (out 2nd June)

North West LDN rapper Casscade returns with his most creative project to date ‘Dance For Me’. Channelling influences from Kanye to Drake to Skepta ‘Dance For Me’ is a global looking rap/trap banger which drops 26th May alongside a mini movie-like music video. The track was produced by German producer OUHBOY (with additional production at the end by Matt Grifasi) who has previously worked with Casscade on his track ‘finesse’


L.A.-based artist/producer Gryffin has just unveiled a new single entitled “Best Is Yet To Come” with buzzing California singer Kyle Reynolds. Released via Darkroom / Interscope Records, Gryffin once again crafts the ultimate summer anthem with an engaging electronic soundscape heightened by Kyle’s soaring delivery and powerful hooks. The track and accompanying video showcase the promise of an endless summer as the world comes back to life.

Viral Star Cico P Shares the Video for “Boogieee,” a Smooth Southern Anthem

“The title Boogieee comes from my nickname “Boogie” that I’ve had since I was a kid,” says Cico P. “I like to say I’m on ‘Boogieee Ave’ which basically means, I’m in my own lane. I feel like I sound so different from everyone in the game right now. I want fans to know this is just one of the many styles I have. ‘Boogie’ also stands for ‘Boogie man,’ who is everybody’s worst nightmare.”


One of the brightest newcomers around, rising Australian up and comer Olive Amun justifies recent hype with the reveal of a stellar body of work, Don’t Leave Yet. A vibrant collection of cuts showcasing the versatility of Amun across a variety of genre, this project marks him as a surefire one to watch this year. Look out for more very soon.

GRIZFOLK Announce Self-Titled Full Length Album Out July 30th + Watch Video For New Single “Fumes”    

Alt-rock foursome Grizfolk is excited to announce that their third full-length album is set for release on July 30th. The eponymous album is an epic collection of songs built through multiple creative approaches to fit into a single moment of all-encompassing luster and artful, powerful, and fun auditory brilliance. Their latest single “Fumes” is an emotionally charged track with its “voice for the voiceless” sense of overcoming fears to find confidence.

Photo Credit: Matthew Coughlin //

Debut Single “Pharmaceuticals” Out Today From Nashville Newcomer — Bridget Caldwell

While “Pharmaceuticals” takes an uptempo instrumental approach, lyrically it’s a sensitive examination of a fractured relationship. Caldwell penned the track with songwriter Luke Preston, who was in the midst of a similar situation. What started as a conversation shared over a hardly palatable bottle of Barefoot turned into a song that speaks to the heartache of loving someone you can’t save. Caldwell explains, “We shared the feeling of despair watching these people in our lives that we loved so much just disintegrating, and thinking, ‘What can I do here?’ And coming to the conclusion of, ‘Well, not a lot.’” Caldwell continues, “I think that’s something that many people experience – but we wanted to write it in a way that didn’t sound judgmental.” For the songwriter it’s the real life-observations from a relationship which taught her one of life’s hardest lessons: no amount of love can will a person to change.

Acclaimed duo Jungle premieres new track “Talk About It” with video

“‘Talk About It’ is the second single from our 3rd LP Loving In Stereo and it definitely gives listeners another taste of the energy we’ve delivered on this album,” explains Jungle co-founder Tom McFarland. “The bass riff and drum break were recorded very early on during the process of making this record and it was one of the songs where we really bottled the essence of the idea from very early on and not over-work it.”

Japanese rock band tricot release new single and music video ‘INAI’!

Today, Japanese rock band tricot released their new single and music video ‘INAI’. The song was written for the Japanese drama series ‘Haru no Noroi’ (‘The Curse of Spring’). It is a killer tune whose lyrics flirt with a very human unbalanced madness, combined with the technical prowess and emotional musicality that is tricot’s calling card.

glaive Unveils New Single + Video “detest me”

“‘detest me’ was the 2nd song I ever recorded in an actual studio,” says glaive. “It was the first beat Whethan and Haan made when we got there. They went crazy. I recorded it. We listened to it. Now we’re here.”

Cyber-Metal Psy-Rocker Delivers S4lvati0n with New Single “Weird Equals Cool”

The self-proclaimed indie metalhead leaves it all on the mix as he storms the gates with his newly dubbed genre cyber metal. A sophisticated remix of synth, industrial, heavy bass and percussion intertwined with traditional metal maximized, “Weird Equals Cool” is a welcome foray into a constantly evolving genre. Where S4lvati0n picks up is off the trail of his idols before him, blazing a new course into headbanging utopia.


Speaking on the title track, Garrett states, “I wrote the song after actually going to a party and realizing I didn’t know anyone there and I just didn’t feel like myself. It was just like strangers all around me. That’s why [I wrote] the line ‘my minds going 50, my body’s going heavy’ – feeling like I can’t move and my mind’s racing, just a sense of anxiety surrounding that. Then you’re in a room surrounded by strangers and all the weird unfamiliar smells and disassociating a lot. This EP is all about feeling alone in a crowded room,” Garrett continues. “I’m hoping that listening to these songs will help you realize that everyone in that crowd feels the same way. Let’s share our troubles, softie sophomores.”