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“periergo” by mynameisleonidas.
Fresh off of being named one of Pigeons & Planes’ Best New Artists of June, and after arriving out of thin air with his signing to the respected Parisian label Kitsuné earlier this year, mynameisleonidas has rapidly built a name around his genre-sprawling production and deeply guarded anonymity. Early singles “elevate in the village” and “please don’t run” opened the curtain further by revealing the artist was inspired by family divides after becoming a father. Details below:
Fresh off the back of releasing their addictive single ‘YOU’ and making their return to live stages with THE VANNS, Eliza & The Delusionals return with more new music to satiate fans and newcomers alike.
The band’s latest single, ‘SAVE ME’ comes wrapped up in the brand of ’90s / early ’00s nostalgia they have endeared themselves to audiences with, while layering their own flair throughout. With ‘SAVE ME’, the group steps things up once again: the vocals swirl and filter through a dream haze of an arrangement beautifully, producing a sense of yearning that’s irresistible to listen to.
JACKIE LIPSON Releases Single + Video “Bully”, Finds Power in Vulnerability
Jackie has struggled with anxiety and depression since she was a kid. Her journey to self-acceptance was not easy. Her adolescence was littered with thoughts and ideas about herself that she learned from the media and pop culture: that women must be thin, small, attractive, flawless. Her Queerness, fatness, boldness did not fit within this societal ideal. Director of Photography, Mo McFadden, captured Jackie’s vision and directed a short film for the song, which serves as its official music video.
RYAN TREY IS WILLING TO RISK IT ALL IN NEW VIDEO “IT’S ABOUT A GIRL”
Last year, Trey enjoyed the success of his single “Rollin.” The record amassed close to 7 million streams on Spotify and became an instant fan favorite upon its release. “It’s about being in a situation you can’t seem to get out of,” the 21-year-old virtuoso explained. “Trying to find your way out, but somehow you keep rollin’ back into the same place.” Neil Dominique, who manages Bryson Tiller, Pardison Fontaine, and more, discovered Ryan three years ago. He is the first artist up on tastemaker Dominique’s #JUSTAREGULARDAY imprint.
Brisbane singer-songwriter Bella B fluoresces onto the scene today, with debut track ‘Light On’.
Produced by Tom Eggert (Marco, HANNI) and releasing under Tom’s new label Echo Records, the song is lush while caressing Bella’s vocals amongst the orchestral euphony. The textural choices of a sparsely layered chorus, soft flourishes expanding the spectrum of Bella’s vocal range, atop the classical piano and glitching synths; all meld together to evoke the illuminating message, and radiating tone.
Canadian Stoner/Doom Act Slowpoke Announce Debut LP, Release Album Teaser
Canadian Doom/Punk/Psychedelic band Slowpoke are set to release their debut self titled LP August 22nd 2021. The LP was recorded mixed by Rick Hollett at Redhouse Recording in NL Canada (sHeavy, Hey Rosetta!) and mastered by Chris Keffer (Black Keys, Cheap Trick) at Magnetic North Studio in Utah, USA. Slowpoke adds “It’s been a privilege working with such a talented team. We worked hard on the album and we can’t wait to get it out there.”
INTERSTELLAR TAY SHARES EXQUISITE SINGLE ‘GARDEN SONG’
Garden Song has such a precious feel to it – and the story behind it is moving and sacred, as Tay explains, “Garden Song is about the night my grandfather died. I’m not a particularly spiritual person, but we were very close. At 11pm that night I had a dream about somebody stomping on piano keys which woke me up. In the morning I called my grandmother and she told me that he had passed away at 11pm that night. I didn’t think too much of it at the time. However, after his funeral we were all having a chat about the night he died. Both my uncle and grandmother told us that they were also woken up at 11pm. So the song is about how jarring losing the connection of a loved one can be.”
BELLY TEAMS UP WITH THE WEEKND AND YOUNG THUG ON “BETTER BELIEVE”
Belly teams up with longtime collaborator The Weeknd and Young Thug on his latest single, “Better Believe” which debuts alongside an extravagant video for the track directed by Christian Breslauer (Bebe Rexha, Nick Jonas, Doja Cat, etc). The video is a stunning “mind fuck” according to Belly himself. It serves as Part 1 of 2 in a series, this first cinematic foray showing us a surreal ride with these three heavy hitters and continues to set the bar above the rest, making anticipation for the forthcoming project that much higher. The “Better Believe” video makes its broadcast premiere tonight on BET Jams, BET Hip Hop as well as on the Viacom Times Square billboard.
GRAND COLLAPSE unveil new explosive single “Without Let Or Hindrance”
A few weeks after announcing their third album “Empty Plinths” and sharing a first preview with the single “Panic Room”, Grand Collapse are back with a new sensational single, called “Without Let or Hindrance”.
The viral TikTok sensation has had support from the likes of Paper Magazine, LA Weekly, Live Nation’s Ones to Watch, Wonderland Magazine, V Magazine, Refinery 29, Flaunt Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, LADYGUNN and American Songwriter to name a few.
Following up an impressive initial year in 2020, which saw her release the singles ‘A Delphian Lullaby’, ‘Faces’, and ‘The Algea’, all of which gathered support from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, Under The Radar (21 for 2021), Earmilk, CLASH, Wonderland Magazine, NOTION, Refinery 29, and Record of the Day, not to mention her widely-acclaimed comeback cut ‘Coins For Charon’ earlier this year, emerging artist Chloe Rodgers is back on the grind once again as she unveils her light and uplifting new effort ‘Better View’.