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R&B-jazz guitarist Adam Hawley certain to stay on top with “Risin’ Up”
Dropping his third album two weeks prior to last year’s stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t halt guitarist Adam Hawley’s remarkable chart domination. His R&B-jazz collection “Escape” proved inescapable, scoring three No. 1 singles, including the No. 1 single of 2020, “To The Top.” The musician-songwriter-producer who to date has amassed nine No. 1 singles returns on September 10 with his fourth album, “Risin’ Up,” which will be preceded by the horn-powered title track as the first single that goes for playlist adds on August 16.
Canadian Pop Meets Baguettes New Visuals
She further confides, “It turned into this electronic bop when producer J3P0 got his hands on it. I was born in Montréal and am an avid pastry consumer so I’m excited to finally put out a track in French that is also a nod to one of the great passions in my life: baked goods. This song is an ode to every croissant loving, pastry packing, dance floor crusher! May you eat well and party on.”
RÜFÜS DU SOL SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘NEXT TO ME’ ALONGSIDE ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTED BY ‘OSK’
Today, Grammy-nominated live-electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL have released their latest single on Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records, Next To Me. The track adds a new chapter to the band’s career-long straddling of the dualities of light and dark, loss and love.
Next To Me portrays a sense of maturity and adoration on a level not felt before from the band. At its core it is a song of devotion, of caring compassion, an affair of the heart not undercut by the pressures of stardom or toils of young love. It’s a point of departure from the haunting emotive rollercoaster of recent single Alive, and a more positive lyrical take on the foundation set by the similarly anthemic Treat You Better off the 2018 Grammy-nominated SOLACE LP.
Los Angeles-based Dark Synth-Riot artist Violent Vickie’s “Ring of Fire” (Johnny Cash) Cover is out today on July 30.
Violent Vickie’s cover of “Ring of Fire” (Johnny Cash) is a soft, dreamy take on the song reminiscent of Mazzy Star. It’s a departure from her usual electronic, dark and aggressive tracks.
New MGK Video
Fresh off his newly minted VMA nomination for “my ex’s best friend”, Machine Gun Kelly embarks on his new journey this week. After announcing his sixth album, born with horns, via a tattoo posted to his social media on Monday, Machine Gun Kelly tapped renowned director Cole Bennett to helm Bennett’s first-ever rock video “papercuts” and the results prove excellent. The video will make its online debut on Cole Bennett’s Lyrical Lemonade Channel. There’s a black and white clip at the start that finds a bald and tattoo-less MGK riding down Sunset Boulevard in a motorcycle with horns. As he continues his expedition as rock’s newest superstar, MGK candidly acknowledges his constant struggles with fame and more. The “papercuts” video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard.
Jessiquoi releases the Pop version of her new single POPSTAR
The electro artist Jessiquoi does not fit into any pigeonholes. Her songs, whipped by rhythm, belong in the discos of this world and regularly invade the hearts of the dancing people there.
For once, however, Jessiquoi is now approaching the mainstream and releasing her current single Popstar in a more pop-like guise.
RÜFÜS DU SOL Release New Single ‘Next To Me’
Grammy-nominated live-electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL have released their latest single on Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records, ‘Next To Me’, accompanied by an artificially intelligent official music video directed by Osk. The track adds a new chapter to the band’s career-long straddling of the dualities of light and dark, loss and love.
Lazarus Kane shares new single “Williston, ND” | Debut EP “Psychobabble” out 10th September via So Young Records
Today, enigmatic Bristol six-piece Lazarus Kane have shared a new single titled “Williston, ND”. The track follows their recently announced return with whip smart post-pop single “Milk At My Door”, which gave a first taste of their highly anticipated debut EP “Psychobabble” – out 10th September via So Young’s brand new label imprint (Folly Group, Lime Garden).
After baking the cake with a UK Album Chart Top Ten debut with 2020’s We Get By, Jamie Webster iced it with news that he’d become the first, ever UK Folk Chart Number One artist later in the year. How the straight-singing lad from Liverpool scored such success isn’t lost on the people-powered songwriter as he returns with his first new, typically erudite, earth-moving music of 2021, Days Unknown – OUT NOW on Modern Sky.
The Darkness have unleashed the first taste and title track of their forthcoming opus Motorheart out November 19th via Cooking Vinyl.
Paying homage to a devoted sex robot, ‘Motorheart’ growls, pounds and stomps with Rufus Taylor’s drums, Frankie Poullain’s bass and Justin & Dan Hawkins’ guitars all turned up to 11, whilst Justin’s trademark vocals soar to ever more earthquaking levels.
On August 12th, 2021, Dutch singer-songwriter BÉE changes her name to Teddy Bee and shares her new single ‘Justin and Hailey’, produced by Jake Gosling and released via Goldun Egg Records. The new single is the first to be released under her new name and follows previous singles ‘Gemini’ (rel 20.05.21) ‘Mr Right’ (rel 13.11.20), ‘Be’ (rel 07.20), ‘Nothing Alike’ (rel. 03.20) and debut single ‘See You In A Bit’ (rel. 09.19).
We Were Promised Jetpacks change direction with new single
Scottish alt-rock trio We Were Promised Jetpacks today share a new cut from their forthcoming album Enjoy The View – single ‘Not Me Anymore’ showcases a different side to the band. Moving away from the complex guitar driven rock they’ve become known for, the track offers a change of pace and a glimpse into what to expect from Enjoy The View, which is released on 10th September via Big Scary Monsters.
Slothrust release new single ‘The Next Curse’ featuring Lzzy Hale
“‘The Next Curse’ is a song about how even in a time when we see our planet on fire and flooding, we still don’t take the time we need to heal ourselves,” shares bandleader Leah Wellbaum. “These circumstances begin to mirror each other in a self-perpetuating cycle. It is my desire that humans as a species work toward less violence and more compassion for one another despite differences. I hope we can show this kindness to planet Earth as well and treat her like the magical, generous being she is.”
‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ Soundtrack announced ft. Chaka Khan, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Richard E. Grant & many more…
After the announcement that Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the much-anticipated film adaptation of the award-winning West End hit musical, will launch exclusively on Prime Video on 17th September, now comes the arrival of the accompanying Original Soundtrack, mostly written by The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells – out September 10th on Island Records.
Singer and rapper Hendrix Harris unveils serious single ‘Jeez’
His first offering since last year’s eye-catching debut EP Falcon, ‘Jeez’ is a fiery nod to Hendrix’s twin loves of soulful R&B and hip hop, blending soul and trap instrumentals with his unique vocal style blending rapid flows and melodic falsettos. Directed by duo SOB (Griff, Collard) the cinematic visual explores “a tale of seduction, addiction and desire”.
Flowerland is the third album from French-American duo Pearl & The Oysters, available September 3rd, 2021 via Chicago’s Feeltrip Records.
With the band having recently relocated to LA, the album was intended as the final installment of Pearl & The Oysters’ ‘Florida trilogy,’ begun on their self-titled debut (2017) and continued on Canned Music (2018), a space age odyssey equal parts fawning over the Floweredland’s natural spectacles and mourning the peril that climate change has wrought on it all.
While the music alone makes Mary Jennings an artist that fans can easily relate to, her somewhat quirky personality and a diverse range of interests have also gone a long way towards building a bond with her fan base. An avid horror movie fan, she has more than 400 fright flicks in her own private collection and openly admits that being scared and thrilled is probably her biggest geek factor. Her love for thrifting and secondhand clothing, something she learned from her mother, is a major influence on her vintage style and the inspiration behind the enormously popular clothing swap shows that she has hosted in a number of U.S. cities. Mary has turned her unique style, love of thrifting, and drive to create, No Sass Creations, through which she makes and sells bolo ties and other upcycled accessories. However, the most important aspect of her life is her daughter, Eliza, who is a huge inspiration in her new release, “Matriarch.”
Lindsay Solo Reveals Gorgeous Jazz-Fueled Release “Love Reimagined”
“The inspiration to include “Bridge Over Troubled Water” originally came from looking for iconic songs for “Love Reimagined” that had a big, sweeping, cinematic feel to them. Simon & Garfunkel’s original recording from 1970 certainly fit that bill. But as I dug deeper into the meaning of the song, I realized that with a different arrangement and vocal approach, the heartfelt and poignant lyrics that makes this such a strong love song could attain a more personal and intimate result. With a genuine gospel arrangement, and a spiritually based vocal performance, this incredible song could take on a new meaning for a newer generation. Indeed, it would not be necessarily limited to devotion in a traditional one-to-one relationship, but could also transcend to an offering of love and support in important causes relevant today, such as social justice. Yoav Goren(producer), provided genius to the magic.”
Wiltshire quartet Wasuremono reveal new single ‘Eating Up The Sky’ today. It’s the first taste of upcoming new album ‘Let’s Talk, Pt. 2’ – the second half of an ambitious double record, initiated with the release of ‘Pt. 1’ earlier this year via The Wilderness Records, and acclaimed by The Observer, PASTE, The Line of Best Fit and more.