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American Idol Winner Lee Dewyze Shares New Video “Ghost Stories” Via American Songwriter, US Tour Starts 8/14, LP Out August 13th via Mavelle Records
Today, Lee DeWyze shares a new single and video “Ghost Stories” off his upcoming LP Ghost Stories via American Songwriter. On the track, Lee reflects, “The video for “Ghost Stories” is about telling the story In a more abstract way so people can interpret the song for themselves. I wanted not just the emotion of the music, and lyrics, but the words themselves to have an impact.”
Atlanta chill-pop/r&b artist OFTEN announces debut album, shares dreamy “Palm Trees” video; ‘Dirty Saint’ LP out 10/8/21
Atlanta-based chill-pop/r&b artist OFTEN announces their debut album, ‘Dirty Saint’ and releases the visual for “Palm Trees” today with FLOOD Magazine. You can watch here.
The song was produced by Ivan Jackson of Brasstracks who originally met Lundy in 2015 as his High School music teacher. “‘Mrs. Principal’ is my version of a song like ‘Stacey’s Mom,'” says Lundy. “I wanted to write about the forbidden love that’s so common when you’re a kid. Definitely the most fun I’ve had with a tune.”
Inner Wave – “June”
Inner Wave have emerged as one of LA’s foremost indie collectives, having already garnered immediate critical support from the likes of i-D, PIGEONS&PLANES and THE LA TIMES.
I wrote “Forever Yours” about that feeling you get when you meet your soulmate – you just know that what you have with them is going to last. This is one of the first happy songs that I’ve written, complete with a soft, jazzy and intimate atmosphere.
With their acoustic version of “FIT BACK IN,” BOY has succeeded in creating another highlight of anintimate acoustic interpretation for which their fans love them so much-live and on record. Recorded with the Kaiser Quartet, the warmth and security of Valeska Steiner’s voice envelops usand is gently bedded in the fine instrumentation of Sonja Glass.The acoustic versions of their songshave been streamed millions of times and their live tours in Europe, Brazil, the USA and Japan havebeen completely soldout.
video: BREAD OF KALIWILD, “STAR”
ARCHSPIRE Reveals New Album Details, Shares Official Music Video for First Single
Canadian tech death masters ARCHSPIRE will be releasing their new full-length album, ‘Bleed the Future,’ on October 29, 2021 via Season of Mist! The album artwork, tracklist, and additional details can be found below. The band is now premiering the official music video for the spicy first single, “Golden Mouth of Ruin,” which is available at –
Hear Michael Seyer’s newest single, “Modern Loneliness” – A Good Fool is out September 24th and fans can catch him on tour with Men I Trust all Fall
“I wrote this song during a weird time: around September of 2020. The world felt like it was caving in on itself and at the surface of it all, I always felt this ambiguous and intense feeling of loneliness. It’s a theme I always come back to and I don’t know why I keep writing about loneliness but hopefully making music about the feeling gives me a better understanding of it or at least an exercise in sanity in what feels like an increasingly isolated world.”
SEVEN KINGDOMS Release New Music Video for “Castles In The Snow”
Floridian Power Metal Band SEVEN KINGDOMS has dropped a new music video for “Castles In The Snow”, off the band’s Napalm Records-released album Decennium.
“We wish this had come out sooner, but it’s taken until now to get it done! We’re stoked to finally put this out into the world and we will be bringing this song with us on the upcoming Unleash The Archers and Aether Realm tour! Big thanks to our legendary fans for providing the B-Roll to us for the story! See you at the dates below!”
Near Tears drip with raw glamour on new single & video “Head Gonna Hurt”
On the inspiration behind “Head Gonna Hurt” Dorsey shares, “You know the moment you decide you’re gonna have the drink that’ll put you over the edge for the night? The drink that, once it’s drunk, you’re in for a wicked hangover the next day? There’s a moment like that in love, when you decide you’re all in, even though you know it’s probably not gonna end well. I wrote this when I was driving out to meet someone I was newly dating and I thought to myself, ‘My head is gonna hurt so bad after this.’ And I went ahead and fell in love anyway.”
Today, breakout singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone has announced her highly anticipated second EP, The Walls Are Way Too Thin, set to be released on November 5th, 2021 via Darkroom/Interscope/Polydor Records. The six-track EP features her brand new song “Please Don’t Leave Just Yet,” co-written and co-produced by The 1975’s Matty Healy, as well as the incredibly emotive first single “Haunted House” and title track “The Walls Are Way Too Thin.” This EP marks an evolution for Holly in which loss accompanies growth, and figuring out who you are means figuring out who you’re not.
Jeffrey Nothing “The Outage” (Official Music Video)
The video has already been posted by 60+ music blogs and viewed over 20k times on YouTube over the past week, but we would still love your support!
SHOWTIME® RELEASES TRAILER FOR BITCHIN’: THE SOUND AND FURY OF RICK JAMES PRODUCED BY MASS APPEAL
SHOWTIME® has released a trailer for BITCHIN’: THE SOUND AND FURY OF RICK JAMES, directed by Emmy®-nominee Sacha Jenkins (WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, BURN, MOTHERF*CKER, BURN!). BITCHIN’ is an intimate yet propulsive look at Rick James, one of rock, funk and R&B’s most legendary and often underappreciated figures. Featuring rare footage of James’ incredible live shows, never-before-seen home video, original interviews with legendary artists, collaborators and friends, and a treasure trove of recorded interviews with James (who died in 2004), the documentary presents a full picture of James’ dramatic rise and fall, focusing in on the “Punk-Funk” music he left behind. The film, which screened at the Tribeca Festival® in June, will premiere on Friday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. To watch and share the trailer, visit:
TEEJAY3K GOES FULL THROTTLE IN “NO AUTO”
In anticipation of his upcoming debut album release, rising South Florida rapper TEEJAY3K has unveiled his latest musical offering. “No Auto” arrives after the recently released visuals “No attempts” ft. OMB Peezy, “Tell You Different,” “Whatever You Need,” “Veggies,” “Harder,” “Murda Season” ft ShooterGang Kony, “Won’t Last Here” and “FWMB” ft Mozzy. Outside of these releases, TeeJay3k has dipped his toes into the world of blockbuster soundtracks, securing a feature on Kevin Gates’ contribution to the Fast 9 Soundtrack “Ride Da Night” Which also features Polo G. Fans can expect to see much more from TeeJay3K as he prepares for a busy second half to 2021 with more new music, visuals and features on the way. and features on the way.
In June, when School of X released “Feel of It”, his first genuinely upbeat, anthemic and feel-good single, it arrived as a change of pace for the arty indie-pop artist whose songs have historically had a darker bent. With his next single “Race For Caress”, Rasmus Littauer of School of X shows that “Feel of It” wasn’t a fluke—there are more upbeat songs where it came from.
LILA IKÉ SHARES VIDEO FOR “BATTY RIDER SHORTS” TODAY
Rising Jamaican star Lila Iké reveals the video for her brand new single “Batty Rider Shorts,” available now via In.Digg.Nation Collective/Six Course/RCA Records.
Jah Sun & The Rising Tide are proud to announce “Stuck With You,” the third and final single from their upcoming album Running Through Walls, due out August 20, 2021. The single is out now and will be followed by an intimate video filmed on location in Goa, India. The band will be going out on tour this month to showcase music from the upcoming release. Full tour dates below.
David Ferguson Reaches Deep Into America’s Musical Past With Stunning “Hard Times Come Again No More”
Over a luscious bed of pump-organ chords and clean, clear guitars, a heavenly baritone sings “let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears” from the first few pages of the great American music canon. The song is Stephen Foster’s “Hard Times Come Again No More,” first published in 1854. The voice singing it? That’s Nashville renaissance man David Ferguson—better known around town as “Fergie” or “The Ferg.”
After making a grand comeback last month with their single “Toa La Noche,” and an impressive live performance on Premio Juventud for the first time as a 4-piece, CNCO drop the provocative video to accompany the new song today. The video, which sees the group go through an accidental trippy experience, can be viewed HERE!