@skopemag news – friday – june 18, 2021 @ 12 pm est
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With his previously shared singles ‘Pray For Em’, ‘Testimony’ and ‘Truth Is’ gathering huge support from the likes of American Songwriter, EARMILK, The Independent, WONDERLAND, WordPlay Magazine, RECORD OF THE DAY, Grit Daily, ATWOOD MAGAZINE, Spindle, YUCK MAGAZINE and much more in recent months, fast-rising artist Butterfly Ali has now released his eagerly-awaited debut EP ‘Preacher’s Kid’ alongside the energetic new single ‘Ain’t Ready For Me’.
Dappy & Abra Cadabra join forces for huge new track “BOLO”
Continuing to prove their seasoned abilities, the two heavyweights deliver an uncompromising drill cut taken from Dappy’s forthcoming tape Fortune – featuring progressive percussion and an ominous piano melody for Dappy to lace with an experimental influence and Abra Cadabra (‘Abz’) with his trademark gritty lyricism.
When reality became too much, ELUNIA created an alternative existence. A singer-songwriter-producer executing all of her own visuals, the New Hampshire-based recording artist captures the endless meaning of human interaction as an immersive experience. Her music delves beneath the surface, with striking electronic textures, soaring melodies, and observant, probing lyrics.
After the success of ‘New Levels’, rising star, producer Milwin joins forces with Welsh singer Tudor, Swedish producer Discrete and Swedish-Moroccan singer Sofia Karlberg, also known as the brand-new tech inspired pop project TUSO, on this year’s hottest new dance track ‘Glowing Up’ out on Friday 11th June.
GAVIN JAMES SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘SOBER’- WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE
Setting eternally relevant themes to classic melodies with an ear for modernist production, Gavin James’ unassuming authenticity and songcraft has been the key to him unlocking 1.5 billion streams, 6 million monthly listeners at Spotify, and 32 international Platinum or Gold records. His million+ social media followers are similarly engaged by an artist simply being who he is. Today he shares his new single ‘Sober’.
Matt FX has been referred to as a “musical polymath” by Forbes and a “NYC nightlife institution” by VICE. He is also known as the mind behind the soundtrack of the hit Comedy Central TV show BROAD CITY, as well as for his appearances on VICE News Tonight and the Food Network.
BETWEEN FRIENDS “ok”
Surfacing with dizzying sonics and playfully kaleidoscopic textures, “ok” showcases Brandon and Savannah Hudson’s innate knack for curating lush, laptop dream pop, as they outline the notion of exploring the ebb and flow of their closest relationships.
Featuring five new additional tracks, Harmonica Andromeda Deluxe is the largest body of work KSHMR has released to date. Amongst the new tracks is his most recent single ‘You Don’t Need To Ask’, a majestic electronic creation featuring Bay Area vocalist TZAR.
The newest release “Heart Felt” is the perfect blend of, quite literally, heartfelt lyrics and superb pop-country production, all of which Austin believes is his finest work yet.
As a now established Nashville recording artist and songwriter, Austin has found himself in the midst of writing and recording for more upcoming projects, working with some of Nashville’s top-notch songwriters and producers. His star-stunning look, authentic songwriting, and elegant vocal ability have all contributed to the unique artist that he has become.
Lxandra has brought her fantasy world to life with soft piano, ethereal vocals, and unfiltered lyrics wrapped in swaths of technicolor production, vibrant textures, and a wondrous timeless presentation.
“I finally know exactly how I want to sound. All of these songs fit in the same universe. They have a certain roughness and vintage vibe. Most of it is piano-led, because it’s natural for me. It’s the way I write. The album is exactly the kind of music I want to make.” – Photo Credit: Anuk Rohde
SAMI YAFFA Release ‘The Last Time’ Music Video
SAMI YAFFA, best known for his work with New York Dolls, Michael Monroe Band and Hanoi Rocks has released “The Last Time”, it’s the first single taken from his first solo album “The Innermost Journey to Your Outermost Mind”, out on September 22nd, 2021 via Livewire/Cargo Records. ‘The Last Time’ can be streamed on Spotify and the music video on YouTube here:
SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATIONS WOODY & KLEINY TEAM UP WITH THE HOOSIERS FOR THE NEW EURO 2020 ANTHEM ‘ROUTE 66’ FOR CALM..ALSO FEATURING NAUGHTY BOY
‘Route 66’ is a holler-along, pints-in-the-air chant that’s sure to soundtrack the jubilation as Harry Kane, Marcus Rashfordand pals attempt to fire England to glory. Capturing the feelgood factor that sweeps the land at each tournament, the song is a cheeky celebration of all things unmistakably English: “Beans on toast, Sunday roast and a cuppa tea / Got me shirt, got me flag and I’ve had me Weetabix.”
Alan Lawlor Drops The Beautiful Country/Folk Classic ‘Keeping It On’
BRAND NEW ZEROS – Announce ‘Back To Zero’ || Listen to “This Love” Single
Recalling the amped-up highs of 70s-era The Who at their most rollicking, to the grunge-flecked grittiness of Pearl Jam in their prime; the London band return with a storming new track that also heralds the release of a new album: ‘Back To Zero’ (out 9th July, via Fretsore Records).
From its swampy beginnings to its loping arrangements and skyscraping chorus, frontman Ronan MacManus summons primal vocals to command a torrent vintage rock’n’roll sounds let-loose by the Zeros’ incendiary guitarist Luke Dolan.
NATHAN DAY INTRODUCES THE RABBIT IN “FRIENDS”
Incorporating alternative, rock and electronic influences, Nathan Day continues to expand his creative and visionary world with “Friends,” a jagged riff brushing up against a warbling groove. Written, recorded, and produced by Day, “Friends” introduces the Rabbit, the latest vibrant addition in his cast of imaginary characters. The Rabbit comes alive in the Day-directed video shot in his hometown of Blackpool, England. At 6’2″, Day towers in a bright pink bunny suit while singing cheerful tunes about dark topics – creating the ultimate oxymoron: two polar opposites come together to form one story. It represents the bipolar nature of mania and depression, the highs and lows, and intense mood swings.
His self-produced, bedroom-recorded songs have quickly found themselves featured on many notable blogs, garnering attention from Live Nation’s Ones To Watch, Wonderland Magazine, Gigwise, EARMILK, and multiple stations on the BBC Radio circuit.
An identity crisis turned into a monumental hip-pop album
He says, “NOIR is a journey inside oneself where all boundaries are redefined. I wrote this album trying to understand the reasons behind my emotions and actions. What are the things that motivate me…What makes a man?”
RITT MOMNEY – “ESCALATOR”
Ritt Momney is the solo project of 21-year-old Salt Lake City native Jack Rutter. Beginning as an indie rock band compromised of high school friends, the project became a personal outlet for Rutter after his bandmates left on Mormon missions and his girlfriend left for college. In his bedroom, he wrote, recorded, and produced his debut LP, entitled Her and All of My Friends, in which Rutter grapples with loss, loneliness, and a drift away from Mormon culture.
Charlotte Day Wilson drops “Keep Moving”
Charlotte Day Wilson unveils “Keep Moving,” the second single off her forthcoming debut album Alpha coming July 9th via Stone Woman Music. The video for “Keep Moving,” out today at 3pm ET, reveals another extremely personal vista from Charlotte and sets the tone for her highly anticipated debut. Charlotte announced the album in late May with the first single “If I Could” which features a solemn verse from the poet, musician, and fellow Canadian artist Mustafa. The video for “Keep Moving” is a continuation of the first video that came with “If I Could”, a compelling exploration of self-discovery, earnest declarations, recollecting Charlotte’s inner struggles of love, growing, and breaking that she’s finally speaking to in a greater way.
DEELA presents the breakup song you should be singing instead with ‘CHAINS’
DEELA gets downright incendiary with her new single ‘CHAINS’, a scathing diss track devoted to all of her former lovers. Produced by WizzerOnDaBeat who also crafted Flo Milli’s ‘PussyCat Doll’, the song embodies the lyric-driven wrath of a scorned woman. Imbued with rage, the song marks a new direction for the British Nigerian artist who expresses relief as she leaves her “dumb b*tch phase” behind. With bars like, “Kept a tag on a n*gga to exchange for a better one,” DEELA’s empowering content and clever wordplay demand that all men be “chained” until they collectively behave.
TYLER ROY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WILD AND CRAZY”
With relatable lyrics like we’ve been texting back and forth, wondering what we’ll do, and each time we talk, I fall more in love with you, “Wild and Crazy” explores all the emotions of a modern day love story.
Symphonic Metal band Anaria has released their single/video cover version of “Alone” originally done by the ’80s icon rockers, Heart. Taking the measure of what female empowerment means, Anaria brought forward that same element of strength, intelligence, and sex appeal that only lead vocalist Jessica Jackson-Salvucci can do. Powerful vocals that transcend words into swelling lyrical notes of indomitable allurement. The vocal presence in “Alone” is strikingly executed in Anaria’s own unique way while embracing each band member’s talents throughout in spectacular and notable performance. Anaria through their own artistic branding and video presentation owns this song and it is remarkable.
RAPPER RODDY RACKZZ RELEASES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “HEAD UP” VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS
UK four-piece Strange Bones have shared their new single and video “DEATHWISH” today, marking the second track released from their forthcoming debut album ENGLAND SCREAMS due out August 20th via FRKST / 300 Entertainment. “DEATHWISH” is an apocalyptic anthem, capturing the band’s penchant for huge choruses, intertwined with shattering riffs and pummeling electronica. In the accompanying video, the band’s night out quickly takes a turn when they run into a group of zombies and chaos ensues.