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Nashville Recording Artist Ashley Jordan Premieres New Single & Music Video
Of the single, Jordan shares, “For me, the process of growing up involved the letting go of the ideals/fairytales I had as a little girl regarding love and relationships. I had to finally accept that love is sometimes messy and confusing and that often it feels like you’re being pulled in different directions – towards the light and sometimes into the darkness. My song ‘Angels and Demons’ expresses that confusion in growing up and learning to love and be loved – and about the hope for becoming who you are supposed to be.”
SEVEN SPIRES ANNOUNCES THIRD ALBUM “GODS OF DEBAUCHERY” COMING SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
Coming off their critically praised sophomore album, “Emerald Seas”, Seven Spires are set to return with their third, and by far, most ambitious album to date, “Gods Of Debauchery” on September 10, 2021. Today, fans can get their first listen to new music with the release of the single and video for the title track. Watch the video HERE:
JORJA SMITH UNVEILS VIDEO FOR “HOME”
Further to unveiling her highly-anticipated 8-track EP Be Right Back last month, Jorja Smith has today unveiled a touching accompanying visual to one of its tracks ‘Home’.
Shot by British Director, Rob Akin in Uxbridge, England – Jorja states that, “The song is about people in relationships that aren’t healthy or good for them – they deserve better but don’t know any different. It’s about people keeping up appearances. This video is reflective of the times I used to babysit whilst growing up, as well as my own family experiences – the video is just a take on what I’ve seen.” – a scene which is mirrored in the video as Jorja takes on the role of a babysitter whilst looking on at the mother of the children enduring a challenging time.
WITHERED Streams New Album ‘Verloren’ Ahead of Release
WITHERED guitarist and vocalist Mike Thompson comments, “Releasing a new album is likely the closest I’ll ever get to welcoming a child into the world. The culmination of all Withered’s effort being on the precipice of release will always give me pause. To reflect upon crafting most of ‘Verloren’ during an unconceived global pandemic with a permeating uncertainty will be an ongoing exercise for me. I think that Beau, Dan, Rafay, and I have accomplished our goal of capturing & exorcising the loss, forlornness, and frustrations that burden each of us. And, I hope anyone who sits down with this record can get a sense of that and harness their own cathartic release. ‘Verloren’ traverses a lot of territory so enjoy settling into it. We’ll see everyone on the other side and hopefully out in the wild soon.”
Sofia Lafuente shares gorgeous video ‘Draw The Line’
Sofia Lafuente has been making her mark with her powerful recipe of dreamy alt-pop since her launch earlier this year. Harvesting her emotive and defiant nature into songwriting has become second nature for the newcomer.
DEE SNIDER Joined by Cannibal Corpse Frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher on Blistering New Track “Time To Choose”
Legendary heavy metal vocalist and pop culture icon DEE SNIDER recently announced the upcoming release of his triumphant fifth full-length album, Leave A Scar, out July 30, 2021 via Napalm Records. Once again produced by Jamey Jasta with co-production, mixing and mastering by drummer Nick Bellmore, Leave A Scar sees DEE SNIDER & Co. continuing in the invigorated, modern direction of his previous release, For The Love Of Metal, infusing a dose of classic heavy metal flavor that longtime fans will rush to embrace.
SHUN: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Sleepwalking” Video
Comments guitarist/vocalist Matt Whitehead of clip, “We shot the video for ‘Sleepwalking’ in Greenville, South Caroline inside a warehouse where a friend works. It was directed, shot, and edited by Jim Harris after-hours under the various lights we borrowed from people. Jim managed to capture the lyrical themes and overall vibe of the song in a fast-paced performance-based video and was able to produce exactly what we wanted.
Grateful Web Premiere’s Matt Jaffe’s New Single Release “Shape Of Fear”
Jaffe explained to Grateful Web the meaning behind his latest single, “Shape of Fear”, in which we can all relate to in one way or another. “Without me realizing it, fear has become a theme in my songs. Specifically fear of something unknown. I developed epilepsy in 2015, and the risk of seizures has developed into a shadowy menace, striking without warning or pattern. They are constantly looming but rarely visible. A phantom threat.”
Watch > Emmavie Reveals ‘Uh Huh Okay’ Video > Produced By ROMderful
‘Uh Huh Okay’ is the new single by triple threat producer, singer-songwriter and DJ Emmavie. Always expressing the most complex parts of herself through making music, the ROMderful produced ‘Uh Huh Okay’ is a flirtatious R&B track, layered with soulful guitars and rhythmic percussion and led by the North-West Londoner’s soulful vocals, which she explains “Teases my love interest by painting romantic images with playful and tongue-in-cheek lyrics.” ‘Uh Huh Okay’ is the first track to be taken from Emmavie’s forthcoming EP, released independently later this summer.
TORONTO BAD GYAL EBHONI ANNOUNCES “GOOD DICK & WEED” MIXTAPE
“Rotation” is built around a low-lit trap beat and dizzy synths, a roomy production that leaves space for Ebhoni’s magnetic personality. From the opening moments, she makes a case for putting herself first, leaving lovers waiting by the phone. “Make ‘em get a little impatient,” she coos. “Whatever’s happenin’ have ‘em waiting.” Throughout the cut, she leans into that mindset, prioritizing stacking cash and traveling the world over carnal pleasures. Showing off her easy charisma, “Rotation” feels like a new peak in a growing catalog full of mellow R&B hits. The new song arrives amid a hot streak for the singer/songwriter. In May, Ebhoni released the unfiltered, melancholic “Rep It,” the first song from Good Dick & Weed. That followed February’s X EP, which garnered considerable critical acclaim.
ELUJAY REVEALS STUNNING NEW SINGLE ‘ FREQUENTLY’ // WATCH HERE
“Frequently is a carefree black joy anthem about obtaining wealth in a currency, energy and love sense. It was made in the midst of the pandemic when people were deprived of financial means, social interactions and mental clarity. People around me were thinking of many money schemes or ways to acquire quick amounts of cash . My friends got me invested in the stock-market and crypto currency, and it was just a record inspired by that kind of energy. The energy is also stemmed from breaking bread with your family and loved ones while seeing everyone around you prosper. I hope frequently is a jam people can run back this summer. (Especially at the bbq)
Meg Myers and K.Flay collab on new remix
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Meg Myers and 2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist K.Flay have joined forces for “The Underground (K.Flay Remix).” A mesmerizing rework of Myers’ recent single, “The Underground (K.Flay Remix)” premieres today at all digital platforms. The remix is joined by an official music video that Rolling Stone premiered earlier today saying, “K.Flay’s remix pares back some of the maximalist heroics of the original as she crafts a more industrial arrangement that packs plenty of punch thanks to a crunchy guitar riff and booming drums.”
MARCOUX releases SUMMERLOVE, his latest single
In a time where the summer days are getting longer and hotter, MARCOUX is back with his newest single “SUMMERLOVE.” After accumulating over 1 million streams on his latest singles, he has released this rap/pop song perfect for the season. With lyrics about being in love with that one special person and craving their touch, it’s clear to see why we all need some summer lovin’.
The song is produced by Jonathan Carpin – known professionally as Beatsbycarpp.
DRAWN AND QUARTERED: Seattle death metallers share new track “Age of Ignorance,” LP ‘Congregation Pestilence’ out next week via Krucyator Productions
Death metal masters Drawn and Quartered are gearing themselves up for the 08th album, Congregation Pestilence, due out July 02nd via Krucyator Productions on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. As the final and the third snippet of the record, the Seattle trio share the track “Age of Ignorance,” premiered at CVLT Nation –
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DUNGEON SERPENT: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Immortal Incubation” By Melodic Death Metal Act
Decibel Magazine is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Immortal Incubation,” the new single from Vancouver-based melodic death metal act, DUNGEON SERPENT. The track is a precursor to the band’s impending debut album, World Of Sorrows, nearing July release through Nameless Grave Records.
Double Tiger Drops New Video for “Nice Time”
After dropping his Easy Star Records debut album Sharp & Ready to critical acclaim, Double Tiger (Jay Spaker) is back with The Journey, which is his most diverse and personal collection to date. The album features an all-star lineup of artists including Slightly Stoopid, The Movement, Ranking Joe, Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body), Suckarie (New Kingston), and Karim Israel (Arise Roots).
Nordista Freeze, the Nashville singer-songwriter returns with new poptastic single “Leaving Me”
Nashville-based psych-pop singer-songwriter and showman extraordinaire Nordista Freeze has announced today’s premiere of a stellar new single. “Leaving Me” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; an official music video – directed by Nashvillian filmmaker Phynley Joel – premieres today via YouTube.
“Leaving Me” heralds Nordista Freeze’s eagerly awaited new album, BIG SKY PIPE DREAM, due everywhere on Friday, September 10.
NEW VIDEO: Double Tiger Drops Video for “Nice Time”
After dropping his Easy Star Records debut album Sharp & Ready to critical acclaim, Double Tiger (Jay Spaker) is back with The Journey, which is his most diverse and personal collection to date. The album features an all-star lineup of artists including Slightly Stoopid, The Movement, Ranking Joe, Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body), Suckarie (New Kingston), and Karim Israel (Arise Roots). Double Tiger has a new video for the track “Nice Time” that was recently premiered at World A Reggae.
LUNG SHARES NEW “AIR” VIDEO
Powerhouse art-punk, cello-rock duo, Lung, have a sound that is dark and commanding, evoking the driving sludge of early grunge with layered sinister undertones. The band is Kate Wakefield, a classically trained opera singer and cellist, and drummer Daisy Caplan, formerly of Foxy Shazam, Babe Rage, and Ayin. Lung is poised to release their third full-length album, Come Clean Right Now, later this summer.
STUNNA GIRL RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “10 TIMES”!
Once again, she delivers another striking visual. Donning a series of colorful looks and upping her fashion game (as always), she raps with a combination of undeniable charisma and formidable presence, lighting up the camera. Each line hits hard as she commands, “If you gonna talk to me, then talk dirty,” before reminding, “10 times out of 10, I’m that bitch…10 times out of 10, I look better than my pics.” Of course, a trio of judges rank her performance with “10’s” across the board! The video directed by Azzie Scott, is the perfect kick off to summer as it intercuts one captivating colorful vignette after another.
ZARA LARSSON JOINS SPOTIFY’S BILLIONS CLUB WITH CLEAN BANDIT COLLAB “SYMPHONY”
All women have superpowers. Wielding those superpowers, Zara Larsson provokes and pushes pop music and culture forward with empowered, enlightened and energized anthems that soar and seduce all at once. With every move, she continues to quietly make history and break records. Her RIAA platinum-certified 2017 full-length, So Good, notably stands out as “the second-most-streamed debut on Spotify by a female artist ever,” eclipsing 5.5 billion streams.
Manchester-born, BRIT-nominated, 5x platinum AITCH hits the US with a sci-fi gangster video/song!
Straight out of Manchester, in just two years 21-year-old Aitch has ascended from scion of underground UK hip hop to chart-dominating, platinum-selling, BRIT Award-nominated household name as the pioneering sound of New Manchester. Aitch has collaborated with Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Stefflon Don, AJ Tracey and Headie One and accrued over 1 billion global streams and over 5 million worldwide record sales. This young superstar matches an infectious no-fucks-given attitude with crafty lyrics and rhythmic prowess.
Joshua Radin Unveils “Goodbye,” Final Single From New Album
Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin has just released “Goodbye,” the final single from his upcoming album ‘The Ghost And The Wall,’ out July 23rd via Nettwerk. Premiered this week by Parade Magazine, who called the song “sweetly soothing and intimate,” “Goodbye” is about the impulse we have to shield ourselves from intimacy and vulnerability. “For most of my adult life, I’ve felt terribly afraid of true intimacy with other people,” Radin tells Parade.
Artist: Luca Ambrock – Track: Forget you
This is a pop-rock song about a girl. The track is 100% produced, written, mixed, played and sung by me. My album “First Things First” will be coming out on the 1. July as well.
Multifaceted Alternative Singer-Songwriter Portair Shares Debut EP
Tomorrow, Alternative singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, graphic designer/artist, and producer Portair releases his debut EP, The Light That Gives. The record is an alluring introduction to the Sydney-born and Los Angeles-based storyteller, whose earthy folk-pop wades through life’s pain to discover its harmony. The record explores themes of nostalgia, childlike excitement, and curiosity through the lens of Portair’s personal struggles with depression, chronic pain, and upheaval.