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Reflecting on the people around them and their seeping influence into one’s own identity, MARVELL share ‘Selfish You’ – an anthemic push to embodying self-worth.
On the back of a tumultuous cancer diagnosis and subsequent band reshuffle in 2018, MARVELL are poster boys for rediscovering life through a new lens. Frontmen brothers, Tom and Max Marvell, share that “the song explores self-doubt, creativity, and the influence of the people around you. We tried to communicate that being selfish can definitely be a bad thing but also a good thing when it informs your self worth and who you are!”.
This 5-track work explores a range of tempi and energy levels and is characterized by a unified sound best described as “Epic Chill.”
In this sound can be heard elements of New Age, ambient techno, big beat, trip-hop, music for meditation, and leftfield bass suggestive of such artists as Groove Armada, Thievery Corporation, Phutureprimitive, and The Human Experience. When considered from one perspective, this exciting EP sounds much like something that could be heard during a late-night, secret DJ set at Burning Man; when considered from another, this music stands as a versatile work that could easily find application in film and commercial contexts.”
ED SHEERAN IS BACK! GLOBAL SUPERSTAR RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “BAD HABITS”
“Feels great to be back with my new single. I wanted the video for Bad Habits to play on the nature of habits in a fantastical way so I decided on vampires. It was mega fun getting into character except for the heights (that wasn’t so fun). Enjoy x” – Ed Sheeran
SCOREY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “LOVE LETTER”
“Love Letter” is the follow up to his latest release ‘Rock N’ Roll’ which has already amassed over 2.2M views on the music video. Scorey taps into his rock side on the song, “I found a rock ‘n’ roll beat, and I stepped outside of the box- as always- I’m just rapping about what I’ve seen growing up, my lifestyle, and how I’m living now. I’m expressing myself.”
New Music From J.I. “No Hook” Out Now
SARCASTIC SOUNDS TEAMS UP WITH BIRDY AND MISHAAL ON NEW TRACK “CLOSURE”
Today, vocalist and producer Sarcastic Sounds has shared his latest song “closure” featuring Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Birdy and musician/producer Mishaal. Produced by Sarcastic and co-written with Noah Cyrus, PJ Harding and Mishaal, the melancholy yet hopeful track finds the featured artists trading verses about coming to terms with the end of a relationship.
DOJA CAT’S NEW ALBUM PLANET HER IS OUT NOW — DOJA CAT & THE WEEKND “YOU RIGHT” MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW!
Today, global superstar Doja Cat releases highly anticipated new album Planet Her via Kemosabe/RCA Records. Listen HERE. Critics are already raving about Planet Her, with Vulture saying “Like a runway show where every look clicks, Planet Her makes a case for Doja as our new ice-cool pop-queen supreme” and Stereogum simply stating “The new album slaps, everybody.”
Mae Krell Releases New Single “colorblind”
Today, New York-based singer-songwriter Mae Krell releases their new single, “colorblind.” Written and recorded in quarantine, “colorblind” was created remotely from start to finish with the help of producer and multi-instrumentalist Jakob Leventhal. Over swirling, sliding guitars and sparse drums, Mae grieves the end of a relationship in painful and relatable detail: “I squeezed your hand, you flinched / The skies turned black, I blinked / I never practiced my goodbyes / I didn’t think that I had to.” Mae’s sharp lyrics and aching vocals brim with palpable emotion as they call back memories of a love that once was.
SURFACES RELEASE NEW ALBUM PACIFICO
“We just wanted to make an album that harnessed the feeling of where we recorded it,” Surfaces say. “We decided to get back to our roots and record with home audio equipment in a living room surrounded by nothing but open windows to capture the energy of each day in Malibu. For almost a month we woke up to this special scenic outlook and just made what that feeling gave us, hoping that our fans would be able to hear what we were seeing.”
Jessica Wilde keeps the heat on with surprise ‘Cruel P2 ft. Laville’ / ‘Drugs Don’t Work’ single
UK RnB / Pop singer Jessica Wilde has been going from strength to strength this year with her music being featured on Spotify’s official UK ‘Pride’ playlist this month and acclaim from the likes of Clash, Wordplay Magazine, SBTV and more.
Laville, who’s worked with Big Narstie and opened for John Legend adds a sick verse to the new version!
WARS APART present their second single ‘Deadweight’
With a deep and heavy soundscape, Copenhagen-based hardcore trio WARS APART are here to wake you up from a slumber. With an approach to songwriting that draws upon chaos, manic despair and violent tendencies they are ready with three songs that will resonate with fans of EMMURE, Stray From The Path and Knocked Loose. Today they present the second single ‘Deadweight’ – watch the accompanying music video above.
GIUNGLA is the project of Milan based artist Ema Drei, whose recent output has seen her gain support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Beats Per Minute, London In Stereo and Amazing Radio to name a few. Today, the Italian alt-pop artist has dropped her debut EP Turbulence via Factory Flaws. The EP includes new single ‘Little Problem’, a collaboration with UK outsider-pop polymath Jessica Winter (PREGOBLIN).
Newcomer Kurtis Wells shares debut track ‘A Song About The Sun’
Today sees the release of ‘A Song About The Sun’, the debut offering from Berlin-based newcomer Kurtis Wells. Alongside its hypnotic visual, shot by director team I AM HERE from rising filmmaking stable Iconoclast, the opening salvo from Wells is an intoxicating alchemy of psych rock, dizzy soul and abstract RnB, the type of musical statement rarely seen from such a new artist.
HEADIE ONE UNVEILS NEW SINGLE ‘POUND SIGNS’
Produced by Likkle Dots and Es, the searing and fiery track sees Headie reckon with the various ways in which money can at once be an avenue to transcending a disfranchised community, used to advance personal relationships but ultimately how it can be the root of all evil. An excerpt from a vintage interview with reggae icon and Pan-African visionary Bob Marley opens the track elaborating on how financial wealth and mobility does not equate to true riches or personal fulfilment.
Nina wrote her debut EP as a form of escapism during lockdown and the title takes its name from her ability to associate colours with music. It’s not synaesthesia as such, but rather music radiating certain colours which has been reflected in the singles and EP artwork by Argentinian artist Malena Bozzini. Inspired by reliving coming-of-age movies inside her own head, each of the four tracks reflects a different season and a different time of the day that blend seamlessly into a well-rounded debut body of work worthy of critical praise.