@skopemag news – friday – july 16, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – july 16, 2021 @ 12 pm est

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Her boyfriend’s mistakes became lyrics to an anthem

One of the scariest things about love is that both people are constantly wondering if the other person loves them as much as they do. Or even worse…that the other person doesn’t care about them at all. And few videos have displayed this concept as perfectly as iamchelseaiam’s “Won’t” video.

Directed by Lost Footage, this new visual accompanies the 2019 single “Won’t”. With bright dream-like production, iamchelseaiam sings the woes of a woman who is tired of being unappreciated. The repeating phrase “You’re really going to make some girl happy one day but it won’t be me” is honest, vulnerable, and exactly a feeling that many can relate to.

Mermaid Avenue release new music video to support their latest single, ‘California’

Australian indie/alt-country rock band Mermaid Avenue have released a music video to support the latest offering from their upcoming album ‘Sugartown’. With a decidedly West Coast feel, the new single sails close to the shores of yacht rock and sings a lovelorn lullaby to the state of sun, sand, movies and moguls.

The video for ‘California’ also pays homage to the romantic elements of the Golden State and brings up the iconic imagery that ignited our imaginations in the California of stage and screen. Bathed in the romantic golden tones of a bygone era, the visual matches the wistful nature of the song perfectly.

Nigel Hall of Lettuce Releases New Studio Album ‘Spiritual’ Featuring Marcus King, Patrice Rushen, Ryan Zoidis and More

“This record is a reflection of my final days as an alcoholic and drug addict. It is the most honest collection of music I have ever created, and being able to celebrate that as a sober human being is a tremendous honor. I had a lot to get off my chest, and with this record I feel like I’ve been able to release those feelings and demons that were weighing so heavily on me. Now that Spritual is out in the world, I have a great sense of closure and peace around that chapter of my life. Aside from my children, this record is my proudest accomplishment to date. So as you listen, understand that this record was made with the intention to let go of certain things, so that I could grow. This record is for me.”


Multi- platinum selling recording artist Trippie Redd releases a new single “Holy Smokes” ft. Lil Uzi Vert, out now on 10K Projects/ Virgin Music. “Holy Smokes” is the second single to be released from Trippie’s forthcoming album, Trip At Knight.


In speaking about the song and accompanying visual, Jessie says: “‘When I’m Not Around’ is a song I wrote during a really shitty time in my life. My relationship with this boy had just ended, and I was losing touch with a lot of people I had grown up with for so many years. It was a lonely and isolating time in my life, and I felt like I just didn’t fit in with the people I thought were my friends. If people say one thing to your face and then say different shit about you when you’re not around, were they ever really your friends at all? Writing this song helped me deal with that shit tremendously and that’s why this song and music video are both really f*ckin’ special to me. I hope people listen to this song and feel empowered to be themselves and cut ties with fake ass bitches. Above all though I hope when people listen to this song, they know they’re not alone.”

New Release from Still Woozy “Get Down” On Interscope Records

Along with “Get Down,” If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is will feature several previously released singles, including “Kenny” (hailed by Wonderland Magazine as “an intimate and imbued soundscape, filled with alt-pop sensibilities and chilled out vocals”), “Rocky” (a track that inspired This Song Is Sick to proclaim: “When it comes to the momentous lo-fi/indie pop boom that’s happening right now, Still Woozy is at the head of the pack”), “Window” (praised by Earmilk as a “promising first step of the new decade that expands on his groovy DIY aesthetic while maintaining a touching intimacy”) and “That’s Life” (picked by Consequence of Sound as a featured ‘song of the week’ upon release).


KBFR is fearless behind the mic, winning fans who respond to his pure authenticity and incisive punchlines. Riding the momentum of several viral and critically acclaimed singles include “Hood Baby”, the Philly native is ready to take the next step into rap stardom with his latest banger “From The A” alongside hook killer DJ Chose. The video, directed by Louis Knows, demonstrates the 22-year old’s playful personality surrounded down-south baddies for an anthem unlike any other. Produced by Stxnk Beats, “From The A” is available now; watch the new video here.


In speaking about the track’s meaning Raissa says, “It’s directed at my own self-doubt and ambition. Less literal to free — more poetic/metaphorical. Reflecting on the times where there have been people around me, namely men, who talk out of their ass — the song is also about the fear of being given up on, but mainly the fear of giving up on yourself, but it’s all expressed with attitude and sass in the song. It only becomes fully vulnerable in the outro.”

Syd Releases New Single and Video “FAST CAR”

Today, singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer Syd unveils her gorgeous new single “Fast Car.” The track follows recent single “Missing Out,” released this past February, which marked her first solo release since her critically acclaimed debut album Fin in 2017. “Fast Car” is also accompanied with a brand-new video directed by Ethan Nelson and Graham Epstein, available to watch below.


‘Fortitude’ was ideated in the wake of the death of George Floyd and, as Pablo describes, written “in such vivid depictions of the human heart in conflict with its own existence I felt as I’m sure many of you did; heartbroken and dismayed at the utter barbarity that took Mr. Floyd’s life. I am a deep believer in the promises laid out in the Declaration of Independence but unfortunately for most of the population those promises were never realized. It is this discrepancy that I feel my most sacred duty as an artist is to comment on.”

Embrace your inner weirdo: New The Mowgli’s Project

“I’m An Alien” is a song for anyone who has ever felt disconnected from society. The band confides, “It’s ok to feel disconnected, but it’s important to be honest with yourself. This is where the healing begins. The synth lead in the bridge is for the moment when you accept yourself for who you truly are.”

Featuring bouncy synths, sing-a-long melodies and cosmic guitar riffs, Modern Original have created a tantalizing and vibrant record all about embracing our own inner weirdo.


Today, multi-platinum selling and chart-topping recording artist Normani returns with “Wild Side” featuring Cardi B. The track drops alongside a jaw-dropping Tanu Muino-directed visual (recently directed Cardi B’s “Up”) choreographed by the renowned Sean Bankhead, who also choreographed Normani’s “Motivation” video – an iconic visual ode to the late 90s-early 2000s – and her MTVVMAs performance. This latest visual showcases Normani’s signature, sleek dance moves, her versatility with fashion and how she continues to be at the top of her game.

‘Turned To Stone Chapter III’ split out now and streaming in full!

The stoner doom world has been clamoring for months now over the ongoing, hilarious meme war between Merlin and Wizzerd. Now the true champion will be decided on the ultimate battlefield: Turned To Stone Chapter III: Wizzerd vs Merlin. This Chapter III of Ripple Music’s ambitious ‘Turned to Stone’ series sees a mythic musical battle unfold between two wielders of the magical arts: US heavy psych and progressive rockers WIZZERD and MERLIN. The result? A fascinating 40-minute album, with each band contributing a full LP side taking the form of one massive and masterful track.

THE NINTH WAVE release new single “Maybe You Didn’t Know”

Glasgow based band The Ninth Wave today release new single “Maybe You Didn’t Know”, a further taster of what to expect from their next full length body of work, following 2020 single “Everything Will Be Fine”.

The video, directed by Rianne White sees the four-piece dropped into what the band describe “a surreal, yet cohesive Tokyo Drift dream”; bringing the Scottish subculture of underground drifting to the forefront.

JASON PAYNE & THE BLACK LEATHER RIDERS: Debut EP ‘The Abyss’ + ‘The Purge’ Music Video OUT NOW!

Today, July 16th, London based metallers JASON PAYNE & THE BLACK LEATHER RIDERS release their 6-tracks debut EP ‘The Abyss’. To celebrate the EP, the band has unleashed a video for their latest single ‘The Purge’.

New Zealand’s French For Rabbits share new single ‘The Overflow’

Surfacing nearly a decade ago from long oceanic shores, dream-pop luminaries French for Rabbits create music that feels like it has been crafted from the fabric of the New Zealand landscape and psyche – with its salty waves, isolated coastlines, expansive skies and friendly, approachable people.

MEYY shares music video for her latest single ‘Orchids’

Multifaceted artist MEYY has dropped the official video for her new single ‘Orchids’.

Bringing her dance background to the forefront, the captivating visual for ‘Orchids’ sees MEYY take centre stage as she elegantly assumes an array of seductive poses – a perfect match for the sensual R&B vibes of the track itself.

SORCERESS OF SIN Release ‘Realms Of Elysium’ Lyric Video

UK metal band, SORCERESS OF SIN, have released a lyric video for ‘Realms Of Elysium’, it’s the second single taken from their forthcoming second album ‘Constantine’, which will be released on August 6th, 2021.

Critically acclaimed SEAFOAM GREEN are ‘Swimming In The Paint’ with groovy new psych-folk single!

Seafoam Green’s sophomore album ‘Martin’s Garden’ was released in June to huge critical acclaim including 8/10 from Classic Rock Magazine and a glowing 4-star review from MOJO who described it as ‘a near faultless album’.

The next single from the album, out today, is perhaps the most eclectic and exciting yet.

Indie-Folk Storyteller Henry Taylour Shares Melancholic New Single ‘The Sun (A Dog), Sand And Sea’

Working with acclaimed producer Josh Tyrrell (Seal, Van Morrison, James Morrison, Lana Del Rey) Henry Taylour is once again back with his unique ambient Indie-Folk sound on the new single ‘The Sun (A Dog), Sand And Sea’. Following the release of the beautiful single ‘Aftersun’, the new single is once again a demonstration of Henry’s soulful, melancholic songwriting and breathtaking feel for intertwining instrumentation and undeniable talent..

DETO BLACK drops empowering new single ‘Brag’

Nigerian breakout star DETO BLACK returns with new single ‘Brag’, out 16th July on Platoon.

A powerful, uncompromising hip-hop jam, ‘Brag’ sees DETO BLACK exuding confidence as she delivers slick vocals amidst a fluttering, futuristic production. Produced by Genio and recorded in January of last year in Magodo, Lagos, DETO insists that it was the first song she ever recorded.

VER:WEST Returns With New Single ‘Elements Of A New Life’

Brimmed with pulsing synths and dramatic percussion, ‘Elements Of A New Life’ is a stormy techno-laced stomper, showcasing a darker club side to the VER:WEST project. It follows last year’s release ‘5 Seconds Before Sunrise’ a euphoric house track that has so far amassed 10M global streams and support from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Benny Benassi and Meduza.

AUDIO REIGN Release the Video for Relentless a Song about Isolation During the Pandemic

Australian rockers AUDIO REIGN announce the release of their brand new music video for the single RELENTLESS. The video was premiered worldwide on BraveWords.com and is now available on the band’s YouTube channel –

NICOLAS invites us to a new place of contemplation with new single ‘WHEN THE LIGHTS GO DOWN’

Channeling deep house influences, NICOLAS invites listeners to a new place of contemplation on his new single ‘WHEN THE LIGHTS GO DOWN’. The carefully crafted groove accompanied by hypnotizing vocals and dream-filled pads embodies a surreal space in between this life and whatever awaits us next.

New > Emmavie Shares Video for “Tune” feat. DT Soul & Skripture > Watch it here

Triple threat producer, singer-songwriter and DJ Emmavie follows up her previous single, ‘Uh Huh Okay’ ft. ROMderful, with new track ‘Tune’ out now. Always expressing the most complex parts of herself through making music, ‘Tune is a sensual future R&B cut layered with harmonies sitting neatly over a driving bassline played by Skripture (Will.I.Am, Pussycat Dolls) and previous collaborator DT Soul on keys. Emmavie’s forthcoming EP is released independently later this summer.

The new face of UK R&B – James Vickery – today releases his debut album ‘Songs That Made Me Feel’

After an incredible run of form that saw him deliver the highly-praised Maths Time Joy-produced single ‘Somewhere, Out There’ Musiq Soulchild collaboration ‘Come To Me’, seductive offering ‘Hourglass’ the vibrant ‘You Comfort Me’ ft. EARTHGANG, and recent SG Lewis-produced gem ‘Finally’ in recent months, which received plaudits from the likes of BILLBOARD, Wonderland, NOTION, Okay Player, CLASH, Earmilk, Under The Radar, and Hip Hop DX, the fast-rising male face to the UK’s R&B scene James Vickery has now released his highly-anticipated debut album ‘Songs That Made Me Feel’ alongside the stunning new single ‘Save You’.

Misstress – Release New Single “Lady Katharina”

Andy composer of the song: “LADY KATHARINA It’s a typical love song. As is the case with Misstress, song obviously has an aura of horror. The song tells about the feeling for the Tsarina Catherine returning from beyond the grave. As one historian writes: “For some, a ruthless schemer, for others, the mother of the nation. An eloquent lady and unused lover. Reformer and despot. In the biography of Catherine the Great, considered one of the most outstanding rulers in history, many secrets and surprising, because not obvious facts are written. Both from the world of politics and the royal bedroom. The tsarina’s life was full of spice …”. I personally wrote this song for my beloved Katherina.”