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Jah’Mila leans into lovers rock on new single “Sugar & Spice”
Acclaimed reggae artist Jah’Mila celebrates the release of her new single, “Sugar & Spice.” The sweet and summery track yet again showcases the Halifax-based singer’s deep knowledge of reggae, this time leaning into lovers rock – a style that emphasizes smooth, romantic tones and delivery.
In the spirit of British-Jamaican artists such as Carroll Thompson, Ken Boothe, Dennis Brown, and Marcia Griffiths who helped pioneer the subgenre, “Sugar & Spice” maintains a focus on emotive and soulful lyrics about reuniting with a lover.
Canadian Country Artist Bree Taylor Dares to Get Close to “Kryptonite”
Chart-topping and award-nominated Mississauga, ON-based country artist Bree Taylor channels her superwoman vocals with new single, “Kryptonite” — available now!
Recently nominated for a 2021 Mississauga Arts Award (MARTY) in the Music: Solo Vocalist — Emerging category, the Ontario-based singer/songwriter has been churning out classic country tracks for the better part of the past two years.
Canadian Alt Rocker WHITE COLLAR GRUNGE Brings Audiences to their Knees with “Capitulation”
Oshawa, ON’s alt-rocker Cory Williams — the man behind the collar of White Collar Grunge — is bringing audiences to their knees with the outfit’s new single, “Capitulation” and eponymous album — both available now!
Janita NEW Music Video | “Janita mesmerizes.” –Paste Magazine
Following two single premieres on Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday playlist and racking up over half a million views for her music videos for singles “Digging In The Dirt” and “Not What You’re Used To,” Janita has won a new-found global audience.
Gone to Color shares new single “Voyeur Nation” feat. Carson Cox of Merchandise
“Voyeur Nation”, Gone to Color’s second single, features Carson Cox of the bands Merchandise and Too Free. Instrumental contributions from Guster’s Luke Reynolds, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, and synths by Richard Devine provide a framework for Gone to Color’s songwriting vision on this latest release.
Legendary hip hop duo The Cool Kids have collaborated with french organization DeuxMetresCubes to unveil an interactive world in Minecraft where fans can experience the upcoming triple album Before Shit Got Weird. Songs will be brought to life and gamified through quests and mini-games throughout the meta-verse and act as the soundtrack. Players will be able to participate in quests to uncover snippets of unreleased music and experience previously released tracks that will play alongside corresponding mini games that include racing alongside friends in a classic lowrider, visiting the Dapper Dan Harlem shop, and arranging their own villa by customizing walls, ceilings, and floors.
LORD releases “To the Moon and Back” video clip
In response to the overwhelming success of the ARIA charting release, Undercovers Vol.1, Australian metal band LORD have released a video clip for their Savage Garden cover “To the Moon and Back”. Directed by the band’s own Lord Tim with his production company Arc Shot Media.
Across 6 brilliant tracks, the alt-pop artist details her experience leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion she was raised in; discovering her truth; issues concerning mental health, sexual abuse, and high-control groups; and concludes by looking forward through self-love, acceptance, and the celebration of life. The collection—independently released by the activist, actress, filmmaker, and singer-songwriter-producer—has been heralded by the likes of MTV, NYLON, Ones To Watch, them, Rolling Stone, Under The Radar, Vogue, and more to come. The project has also been featured on several playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday, Indigenous, Misfits 2.0, and SALT, plus Apple Music’s New Music Daily, Breaking Alternative, INDIY, and many others to date.
Becky Hill & David Guetta Release New Single “Remember”
“My whole career has built up to this moment!” says Becky. “I have a sure-fire single with David Guetta, and an album I’ve spent my whole adult life making finally coming out. I’ve grafted and strived to reach this milestone for a few years now, and my patience has definitely been tested! But it’s definitely been worth the wait, as my creativity and vision for the album has now come to full fruition. It’s been an honour to collaborate with David Guetta on this release too. I feel so proud of the work I’ve created, and so thankful for the team around me who’ve stuck by me throughout this process. To the first of many, and to a very bright future ahead!”
Lacuna Coil Releases New Live Track and Video for “Veneficium”
“Veneficium is the painful and fierce scream that rises from the darkness. Another day has born and has new hope in it, the poison inside has been defeated and a new refreshed and healed life can start again,” states Lacuna Coil frontwoman Cristina Scabbia about “Veneficium”.
Mr. Bonnet – Colder
Mr. Bonnet has released the music video for his newest single, Colder from his EP Break Mode. The video can be viewed on YouTube, click here for quick access.
The newest hard hitting single, Colder highlights the intense social climate we are living in today as well as the personal struggles that we all endure. The lyrics flow organically and include themes of heartbreak, stress, and relationships. As a bonus, check out Mr. Bonnet’s Freestyle Video on YouTube.
International Dancehall and Afro Fusion star TARELA, releases new single ‘Hold Me Down’. Produced by Giggz, the Caribbean flows through the very heart of his latest joint as sweet vibrations, sun-soaked melodies and reggae instrumentation sets the tone for the beat. Effortlessly skipping between Jamaican patois and soulful English delivery, TARELA creates a heart-filled vibe with sing-along status.
New Orleans based project, Slow Rosary is set to release their debut album, Refinery on August 27th. The album is a reflection on life surrounded by oil. Songwriter Rene Duplantier grew up in southern Louisiana with a refinery in earshot. The album seeks to capture life near the refinery; those moments of sweetness that lead into moments of desperation, concluding with a thunderous pulsing machine.