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Snavs Combines Grime and Future Bass Sounds in New Emotionally Inspired Track “Moods.”
“The whole idea around ‘Moods’ is about reflecting on how fast your mood can change if something good or bad happens and how easily you can be affected by your surroundings. That’s why the mood of the track changes halfway through, and the first half is a grimey dubstep banger while the second half has more of a melodic and future bass vibe to it.” – Snavs
With traditional country lyrics like worked all week for a poor man’s dollar, it’s Friday, time for a holler and a swaller, “American Crazy” is sure to get listeners in the spirit right in time for Independence Day.
“We sat down and wrote American Crazy during the COVID-19 pandemic when no one could go out and do anything,” Gavin explains. “American Crazy relates to the average, everyday, hard-working American.”
TODAY! PROGRESSIVE DEATH METAL BAND GRAVESLAVE RELEASES HELLISH NEW SINGLE “SPECTRAL PROCESSION”
Jordan Lewis Shares “Desolation Shores” Via American Songwriter, READ Stereo Embers and VENTS Features, Single Out Now On All DSPs
Today, Jordan Lewis shares “Desolation Shores”, a powerful 10-minute ballad that channels Lewis’s adventurous music spirit, creating a truly epic listening experience. The single is out now all on DSPs.
WELSHY SHARES THE NEW VIDEO FOR HIS CURRENT SINGLE ‘ALL FOR YOU’ – WATCH IT HERE
After enjoying a phenomenal reaction to his breakthrough track ‘Haiti’ (9 million streams, huge radio and streaming support, and certified Gold in Ireland), Welshy’s follow-up ‘All For You’ is already shaping up to make an even bigger impact. It has achieved a huge reach across all platforms, including #1 placings on Future Dance Hits and New In Dance (Apple Music) plus New Dance Revolution and Hands in the Eire (Spotify). Meanwhile radio plays have included spins on Radio 1’s Party Anthems and from Rickie, Melvin and Charlie. And over at TikTok, videos made using the track have reached 1.5 millionviews in just two weeks.
Hein Cooper Shares Details Of ‘Turbulent Heart’ EP; Watch The Official Music Video For Title Track Here
“This was one of the last songs to be added to the EP. I was on a plane from somewhere to somewhere and freaked out over some turbulence and thought ‘turbulent heart’ had a ring to it. I had it there in my iPhone notes for a while before I knew where to go with it until my wife showed me a live performance of Aretha Franklin on YouTube, and I was in tears. It was such a sensitive moment to share that I ended up basing the song around that feeling. It’s a celebration of getting through struggles together and staying in the heart of things,” says Hein.
ROBERT GRACE AND EMMA STEINBAKKEN RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SELF” ALONG WITH THE MUSIC VIDEO
With “Self”, Robert Grace has once again managed to produce cool and sincere pop with a unique ease. “Self” is carried by a breezy laidback beat and completed by Robert’s and Emma’s distinctive voices. The song is about fighting the inner monologue that tries to ruin every good situation you put yourself in. Robert himself says about “Self”: “I love this song so much because it’s about me. It IS me essentially. Super personal, super raw.”
IRON LIZARDS Sign w/ The Sign Records – Debut Album ‘Hungry For Action’ Due In September
IRON LIZARDS have joined forces with The Sign Records for the release of their debut album ‘Hungry for Action’. Hailing from France, the band offers raw and dirty garage rock performed with uncompromising attitude and energy.
‘Hungry for Action’ will be released in September 2021. The first single leading up to the album is called “It’s About Time!”, and it’s out now on all streaming platforms.
Shady Records’ Newest Signee GRIP Distorts Reality With Wara In New Music Video For “Gutter”
In the animated visuals by director Caleb Seales, GRIP and Wara find themselves in a mental funhouse that serves as a “choose your own adventure” series with a route to the perfect label as the new goal. While industry plants will more than likely pass the evaluation full of rich distractions and audacious silhouettes, the red warnings bring what is true and real to GRIP’s vision.
Emerging artist, Kendra & the Bunnies is making a strong entrance on the Nashville country music scene. Recently accepted into the Grammy Recording Academy Member class of 2021 and nominated for 3 Josie Music Awards, including Best Artist of the Year (Multi-Genre), Best Song of the Year (Self Love Proclamation), and Best Music Video of the Year (Self Love Proclamation), lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, Kendra Muecke sports a strong rock-inspired sound along with soul-grasping bluesy vocals on her new EP “of Summer”.
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Mold Shares New Single and Video: I Can See The Ghost!
Miami-based psych-rock outfit MOLD! shares”I CAN SEE THE GHOST!, the sophomore single off their debut full-length effort NO SILENCE!, due out in August. The track features fast-paced garage-infused guitars and dreamlike vocals. I CAN SEE THE GHOST! has a lysergic visual counterpart, featuring animations by Peruvian artists Bruna Denegri and Tomàs Del Prado.
Following the release of his single, “Not Alone,” featuring Jeremy O’Shea (Velvet Revolver), DRMAGDN has returned with an action-packed visual for his anthem, “Get Tough.” The song features a full orchestra with the strings from Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida,” horns from Kanye West’s “All of the Lights,” the bass player/MD for Alicia Keys/Ed Sheeran, and Manny Cabo from The Voice and La Voz on vocals. It’s also mastered by the engineer who worked on Major Lazer’s “Lean On.”
AL1CE Explore the Darker Side of Love and Reality in Their New Music Video “Electrical”
“Electrical” is the first song that came to be from AL1CE’s upcoming album “As Above, So Below.” The song was written by the band while on tour the summer of 2019. The music video was a vision of the band and visual effects artist Clint Carney who has worked on movies such as Gone Girl, The Coverfield Paradox, and Dry Blood. Clint came up with the storyline of the animated robots in the cave for the music video. As in the allegory of Plato’s cave, the robots represent the call to find truth in the world of illusion. The tethered chains from the robots play into the over-arching theme of “As Above, So Below” in the breaking of chains and finding of freedom. Vocalist Tash Cox provides more insight into the song and video.
The Latin-music Superstar OZUNA Premieres The Music Video Of His Latest Single “ESTE LOKO”
The multi-award-winning singer and songwriter Ozuna today premieres the music video of his latest single “Este Loko” (This Crazy Guy), which was released last Friday in two versions – acoustic and reggaeton-bachata fusion.
Filmed in Santo Domingo by the director Fernando Lugo, it stars Kimberly Jiménez, Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2020, who was named fourth runner-up in the recent Miss Universe 2021 competition.
UK RAPPER RUSS MILLIONS UNLEASHES NEW BILINGUAL SUMMER BANGER “BIG SHARK”
After an incredible start to 2021 with the success of “Body” featuring Tion Wayne, UK rising star and drill innovator Russ Millions has unleashed his latest single “BIG SHARK”. The video for BIG SHARK features cameos from Nigeria’s DJ Cuppy and Stefflon. With the help of CGI, a baby Russ is shown being disciplined by Stefflon Don for watching content not fit for his young eyes, as he raps over the drill beat in Yoruba, Spanish, Arabic and English.
NOTEVAGUSTAR Releases the Video for Their New Single “Josefina”
“No Te Va Gustar sounds like expansive singer-songwriter. All the timbral resources play together, driving Brancciari’s choral-rich melodies. And in the game of strengths, the songs have the necessary flexibility to shine in a room or in an arena. Luz does not disappoint in that.” Rolling Stone, Argentina.
SAINT PHNX BRING YOU TO THEIR “HAPPY PLACE”
SAINT PHNX – a.k.a. Stevie and Alan Jukes – have already earned millions of worldwide streams with their skyscraping alternative pop, uplifted by towering hooks, eloquent songcraft, and energetic instrumentation. Founded as SAINT PHNX in 2016, the duo has spent much of the past decade in the studio or on the road, lighting up festivals and traveling alongside like-minded artists YUNGBLUD, Lewis Capaldi and Imagine Dragons.
PLATINUM SELLING G HERBO RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM 25 OUT TODAY
G Herbo opens up like never before on the record. Right out of the gate, Complex hailed it as “a confessional album that opens a window into his world at the quarter-century mark.” In addition, it received plugs from XXL, The Source, SOHH, and more. His raps rip deeper, while the hooks hit harder than ever. He’s delivered a project that speaks to the struggles of the Windy City and this generation while showing it’s possible to build an empire.
Worlds Within, initially released independently in January 2020, is a single composition divided into ten gorgeous tracks which play out like movements in a classical variation set. The music ranges from ethereal and atmospheric to aggressive and intense, combining elements reminiscent of contemporary classical minimalism, metal, post-rock, and even electronic music while retaining its own distinct sonic language.
TAY MONEY RELEASES NEW SUMMER ANTHEM “WALK”
The house and techno duo has been enjoying an astronomical rise, having crafted a number of chunky cuts for some of the most respected stables in existence. Most notably is last year’s collab with REALM label-heads Gorgon City, which topped the charts and was never out of arm’s reach from BBC tastemakers Pete Tony and Danny Howard. PAX is now laying a stellar number on the Factory 93 Records catalog with “Cosmic Kiss,” a thumping melodic groove complete with celestial strings and titillating vocal hook.
Title: Cosmic Kiss
Label: Factory 93
Genre: Melodic House & Techno
Release Date: July 2