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JOHNNY ORLANDO UNLEASHES MELODIC POP SMASH “DAYDREAM”
Described by Orlando as having “an ever so slightly 80s vibe with a 2021 edge and feel,” “Daydream” features the pop-star’s signature effortless and charming vocals paired alongside an upbeat and infectious production. A follow-up to the stand-out track “I Don’t (with DVBBS)” released in March 2021, “Daydream” marks the beginning of a steady release of music from Orlando through the rest of 2021 as he builds toward a new project coming in 2022. “I Don’t” and “Daydream” both offer intriguing previews of Orlando’s varying musical palette and ever-evolving sound.
Star Goes Nova Enchants with New Single + Video for “Hazelwood Moon”
Star Goes Nova is big kick drums, deep grime bass and cinematic electronic music. Dubstep compositions of fantasy and power feature Christine’s one-hundred year old grand piano, guest vocalists and guitarists, and Christine’s groovy, bad-ass bass.
Listen in here:
Skope video submission: Fashawn & Sir Veterano, “All Hail The King”. elZhi, Aloe Blacc on new collab album
Central Valley, California producer Sir Veterano presents the Yellow Nguyen-directed music video for “All Hail The King”, his new collaboration with Fresno, California rapper Fashawn and title track of their forthcoming Fresh Yard Records full-length, set to feature guest appearances from Aloe Blacc, eLZhi, Planet Asia and DJ Revolution.
Kiefer shares new single “Curly” | New album “When There’s Love Around” out 27th Aug via Stones Throw
Today, LA-based artist Kiefer shares his latest single “curly” from his upcoming album When There’s Love Around, out August 27 on Stones Throw. The new track is a smooth, piano-focused song with bright flourishes and warm melodies, about which Kiefer says: “This song is about me. When I grew up I thought I looked weird. I had curly hair and brown skin. Now I like my curly hair and complexion. This song is my swag, especially the bridge.”
OLD MAN WIZARD RELEASES “KILL YOUR SERVANTS” VIDEO
Retro rockers OLD MAN WIZARD have unleased a video for their song “Kill Your Servants”. The track is from their upcoming release Kill Your Servants Quietly which will be released in November on CD, tape, vinyl and digital formats.
Frontman France Roberts commented “It’s a scavenger hunt of things we’ve been told not to have in music videos. If you like the song, check the video description for a discount code”
RAY BLK RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “M.I.A.” FT KAASH PAIGE
Trailblazing Nigerian R&B singer Ray Blk releases a new video for her single “M.I.A.” A highlight off her eagerly-awaited debut album ‘ACCESS DENIED’ (September 17 on Island Records), the single and new visuals feature Def Jam artist and “R&B legend in the making” (NME) Kaash Paige, who has worked with the likes of Travis Scott, Alicia Keys and Moneybagg Yo.
Being consumed by an effortless love is every romantic’s dream. In her new single “High”, 23-year-old R&B singer Elise Stein sings of the moment when nothing else matters but the way you feel about the one you love. Be careful though, this song is so striking that you may fall for whomever happens to be nearby. From the breath-taking single cover aesthetics to the classic silky vocals, Stein stands out to every eye and ear.
Cots Releases Their Enchanting Debut Album, ‘Disturbing Body’ & Shares New Video
Disturbing Body, the intimate debut album by Cots, paints a celestial portrait of lost love and consequence. The solo project of Montreal/Guelph composer, singer, and guitarist Steph Yates blends elements of bossa nova, folk, jazz, and classical against a modern art backdrop, her subtly unconventional style brushed across its lush palette. Sparked by the power of celestial mechanics and her fascination with mathematics’ vast poetic potential, Disturbing Body explores the unexplainable interactions of interstellar bodies and human beings alike. The title – inspired by the phrase for a planet whose gravitational pull alters another planet’s course – speaks similarly to the disruptive nature of love.
***QUEER POP ANTHEM – Daddy’s Issues***
A fun, disco inspired dance track, Daddy’s Issues is a refreshing queer anthem from a thoughtful gay voice. Playful and catchy, while simultaneously exploring themes of self empowerment and acceptance, Daddy’s Issues “takes you on a journey to the underworld, deep inside of you.”
G HERBO DROPS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “COLD WORLD” FEATURING HIS SON YOSOHN
The intense visual intercuts surreal imagery with moments of raw intensity. Herbo raps to the camera from a barber’s chair and behind a diamond-encrusted mask often flanked by a giant ice sculpture of the title, 25. The clip captures the caustic nature of the track as he cuts through the production with one lyrical incision after another. For as ominous as it may be, it notably boasts what may be the most special guest of his entire career—his son Yosohn.
YSL Artist Strick Drops New Track “Bad Girl” Ft. Kaash Paige
Today, Young Thug’s artist, Strick releases “Bad Girl” featuring Kaash Paige. “Bad Girl” arrives with a cinematic video that perfectly packages Strick and Kaash’s melodic vocals and the ambient vibe of the track. The robust and multifaceted recording artist, best known for honing his skills as a clever wordsmith and adept songwriter, is gearing for a new album with “Bad Girl” leading the way. The upcoming album will include features from Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Gunna, Swae Lee + more.
CHINESE KITTY TEAMS UP WITH DAVE EAST & CHANEL FOR “RIDE” MUSIC VIDEO
Today, rising rap star Chinese Kitty releases the thrilling music video for her single “Ride” feat. Dave East & Chanel. Directed by Ronald Reid, the suspenseful visual follows Chinese Kitty, Dave East and Chanel in a riveting street crime saga.
“Everybody knows big girls don’t cry – give me the saddle you know I’m gonna ride,” – Chinese Kitty
Copenhagen-based post-metal goliaths LLNN today offer up their stunning new video for “Obsidian” for public viewing. Now playing exclusively at Revolver Magazine, the track comes by way of the band’s third full-length, Unmaker, set for release via Pelagic Records on September 24th.
Astrologer Shares “Tomorrow” Video Via Post-Punk
Today, Astrologer shares ‘Tomorrow,’ the first single off the upcoming 7 track EP titled Legerdemain (L) coming out later this year on Lolipop Records. Produced by Wyatt Blair at Lolipop’s Savannah Studios. The video accompanying the song is created by Cresta out of South America. Featured artists on the upcoming album is Candy Caballero, Wyatt Blair and Don Bolles of the Germs & 45 Grave
Gothic/Industrial Metal Band AUTUMN STAY Gets “Closer To The Edge” With New Video
Gothic/Industrial Metal band AUTUMN STAY have just unveiled their new video for the single, “Closer To The Edge.” The video made its premiere on Side-Line Magazine on August 10 HERE:
Lyrically, the song dives into the dark side of being an artist and how often artists push themselves to the very brink of insanity. This song has everything from heavy hitting guitars to head bopping synth, to vocal harmonies that make you feel like you’re listening to a Sunday church choir!
Perla was Inspired to “Turn my unthinkable tragic circumstances into a marriage between London Grammar’s eerie echos and Eric Clapton’s warmth in ‘Tears in Heaven.’ This song was conceived whilst I was channeling the tsunami and the unheard voice of the mother within me. The thoughts flowed as I was curled up in the fetal position, hurting, healing, and becoming empowered all at the same time.”