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A mellow summer pop anthem showing Tabitha’s vulnerability, “When Will I Be Loved” doubles as a breakup anthem with a search for new love, but also as an empowerment self-love manifestation. Exploring that moment of realisation when you’re finally ready to give and receive love, Tabitha also wrote “When Will I Be Loved” after breaking free from a toxic relationship as a message to the universe to bring love that’s worthy of you into your life.
SZA lands in second place for most sex and love references within lyrics, but who took the top spot?
The language of love can be translated in many ways, but the most universal? Music. Whether it’s Adele with “Make You Feel My Love” or Beyonce with ‘Crazy in Love’, many musicians have made an ode to love and sex within their music. But which artists do so the most?
FORGETTING THE MEMORIES SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘MASK OV LIES’
Swedish metalcore 5-piece Forgetting The Memories have released their new single ‘Mask Ov Lies’. It’s the second new track taken from the album ‘Vemod’ coming September 24th, 2021 via Long Branch Records.
BLOW (Crayon, Kitsuné, Her) – new single & video out now
French electronic pop band BLOW return today with new single ‘One Life’, the second cut to emerge from the Parisian three piece’s forthcoming second album, Shake The Disease, due for release in late 2021. The follow up to BLOW’s 2018 debut Vertigo, the album has been produced by Kitsuné-fostered talent Crayon (who’s previously collaborated with Phoenix, Yuksek and Simian Mobile Disco). ‘One Life’ is now streaming across all platforms.
Today, the French artist Silly Boy Blue (Ana Benabdelkarim) releases her album Breakup Songs, the perfect name for her debut, which is all about the rollercoaster of love, from crushes to crashes.
Wars release new single ‘Grief, They Named It’
Wars have released a video for their brand new single ‘Grief, They Named It’. The track is the first song to be taken from ‘Chapter Four’, the final instalment of new music from their upcoming album A Hundred Shivers out November 26th via A Wolf At Your Door.
Rowdy Outsider has gained 4 iTunes chart number 1’s in Ireland, received national radio plays and performed and independently toured in highly sought after venues including playing alongside Irish legends Aslan for 2021 at the iconic Live at the Big Top venue in Limerick, Ireland.
Pop metal band Fallen Stars release their explosive new album “Execution” and stream in its entirety via INSANE BLOG.
Fallen Stars adds – “Execution is an experience front to back and each song tells a different chapter of the same story that is Fallen Stars.”
The 7-track EP is executive produced by Tom Morello, and produced by The Bloody Beetroots, along with Carl Restivo.
ANDREW TEJADA – “Cuando Quieras”
Layering smooth, shadowy R&B grooves with accelerating trap hi-hats, “Cuando Quieras” explores the idea of a telephone connection as a metaphor for emotional availability. Garnering over 750K Spotify streams for his snappy lyrical flows and aching vocal capabilities, this latest offering further showcases Tejada’s affinity for curating credible artistry with a playful flair.
Lucia Cifarelli has announced her highly anticipated album ‘I Am Eye’
Since founding the band Drill, Lucia Cifarelli has proved herself a force to be reckoned with; her dynamic performance style coupled with an incendiary vocal range was unlike anything else in the late 90’s alternative scene, but it was with her addition to the lineup of Sascha Konietzko’s MDFMK in 2000 that her star power began to truly assert itself. She is now one of the primary creative forces behind The Ultra Heavy Beat, known for her vocals but also for her songwriting skills, moving effortlessly from sweetly sung melody to acerbic’ riot grrl’ fury to bold political outrage.
French alternative-rock/nugaze duo Ron Moor unveiled new lyrics-video for the single “Sons of God”
A couple of days after the official release of its brand new full-length album, Alternative-rock/Nugaze duo from France Ron Moor just released a new lyrics-video illustrating the song “Sons of God” and available right now on YouTube.
Rosie Carney shares new single “Party Dress”
Following on from her stunning rendition of Radiohead’s seminal album The Bends, Rosie Carney shares new single “Party Dress”.
“Party Dress” was written with Charlie Andrews (Alt-J) and Ben Francis-Leftwich on Carney’s return from New York at a Spotify songwriting camp in Metropolis studios in London. – Photo Credit: Rosie Carney
‘Say It Out Loud’ from Newcastle rising star Jamie Lee Harrison is out today
Jamie’s last single ‘Scars At Night’ has amassed over a million streams on Spotify alone, while he’s just come on the back of supporting Ronan Keating in one of the UK’s first socially-distanced concerts and he is one of the most promising music prospects coming out of the North East.
Cory Marks releases new EP ‘Nashville Mornings’
Better Noise Music’s resident country-rocker Cory Marks has released his new EP Nashville Mornings, which offers retrospective new takes on some of the singer-songwriter’s fan-favourite tracks. The track listing includes a new country mix of his current anthemic single ‘Blame It on the Double’, a collaboration with Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman, that was met with critical praise upon its release in April from the likes of Billboard and American Songwriter. An official lyric video for the new country mix premiered today alongside the EP, which you can watch here.
IMARI TONES New Single/Lyrics Video ‘Lord’s Prayer’
Japanese metal group Imari Tones have released their second single taken from their upcoming double album Nabeshima, released via Sliptrick Records on July 6th. The single is accompanied with a new lyrics video.
HEAVY WATER RELEASE INFECTIOUS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ‘REVOLUTION’
Father/son power-house Heavy Water release the hard-hitting, infectious single ‘Revolution’ today, taken from their debut album, Red Brick City, set for release via Silver Lining Music on July 23rd 2021.
Brimming with swagger and high-octane gritty riffs, ‘Revolution’ is a song that will hit you hard in the face and then some. Topped off with Seb’s rich, raunchy vocals, Heavy Water take no prisoners with a very poignant message to deliver.
Shea Diamond Releases New Song And Video For “Smile” Via Facet House
Today, the incomparable Shea Diamond has released her new song, “Smile,” via Facet House. Co-written with superstar songwriter, producer, and activist Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber), Eren Cannata (Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony), and Dan Crean (Gwen Stefani, Bebe Rexha, Anne-Marie) and co-produced by Cannata and Crean, the upbeat tune has arrived just in time to soundtrack the latter half of Pride month. The combination of the grandiose horn section and Shea’s powerful vocal amplifies the sentiment that not only can you overcome anything, but you should celebrate life even more when you do.
Satirical Irish popster lifts the rug on the workplace patriarchy
Scarlet Aura premiers new video
Due to popular demand and great response to the latest single “The Black Roses” Scarlet Aura has decided to make a video for the single, which you can watch here:
“Princess of Compton” Azjah Announces New Project, Shares “Soul Ties” Single
Making waves with her easygoing and melodic flow, Compton’s Azjah is well on her way to becoming the first lady of L.A. rap. Cooking up a selection of late night jams, Azjah announces 1:03 AM, her upcoming project. Carried by her innate sense of melody and raw emotion, Azjah’s songs read like diary entries, telling self-contained narratives and radiating toughness and vulnerability in equal measure. On 1:03 AM, the “Princess of Compton” explores all aspects of her love life, serving up R&B-inflected slow jams like “Don’t Make It Easy” as well as guitar-driven bangers like recent single “Purple Reign.” Featuring appearances from rising star Yung Bleu and up-and-coming singer Mayhrenate, 1:03 AM arrives on June 25th via EMPIRE.
Japan’s AmPm release ‘New York City’
Since the March 2017 release of their debut track ‘Best Part of Us feat. Michael Kaneko’, Japan’s masked production team AmPm have enraptured fans around the world. Today (June 18), AmPm release their latest single ‘New York City’, along with a music video filmed on the iconic streets of NYC.
Today, AJ Davila shares “El Mar,” out today on Hotel Records.The Puerto Rican musician is known for being the founder of the acclaimed band Davila 666 and today he is back with his solo project. Brooklyn Vegan premiered the track, praising it as “very catchy.”