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Farrah faces her fears with new single ‘Night Light’
‘Night Light’ is the title track from Farrah’s debut EP which explores themes around mental health, self-acceptance, and stepping out of one’s comfort zone. Inspired quite literally by Farrah’s fear of the dark, the song encourages anyone listening to try and confront their fears and inner critics because once they do, they will see that they are just fine. After her own personal struggles with mental health, Farrah says she wanted this song to provide comfort to those who feel trapped and controlled by their thoughts, reassuring them that they can push through and the encouraging lyrics paired with HYLTON’s dreamy production really achieve this.
Swimming Girls’ singer Vanessa Gimenez releases soaring new single “In My Dreams” – Debut solo EP ‘Make It Rain’ out now
Vanessa Gimenez doesn’t so much write songs as conjure dreamscapes for listeners to lose themselves in. It’s a talent she began honing while fronting Bristol-band Swimming Girls – racking up millions of streams along with triumphant turns at Glastonbury and at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. It’s only since going solo that Gimenez has begun to realise the true scope of her creative potential.
Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969–2018) wrote music for a wide array of media, including theatre, dance, television, and films. His work is stylized by its blending of classical instrumentation with electronic elements.
Roku145 drops stunning single and visuals to “Kumbali”
Having worked closely with the likes of DJ Cuoblon, Runtown and WizKid over in Lagos, Roku smashes into the soundsphere as an innately talented and widely recognised youngstar. Delivering an assertive afro-induced heater, the multifaceted musician showcases his undeniable ability to fuse traditional Afro sounds with exotic, subtly technical melodies – offering up compelling lyricism alongside a classy set of visuals.
Mati Gómez, el intérprete más romántico del género urbano, presenta su nuevo sencillo “Verte”. Su nueva apuesta musical se estrena juntamente con su videoclip oficial, disponible en todas las plataformas digitales.
El año 2021 ha sido la plataforma de impulso más importante para Mati Gómez, este talento en ascenso perteneciente al sello discográfico La Industria INC, alcanzó su primera nominación a la gala de Premios Juventud 2021. Además, les ha regalado a sus fanáticos lo mejor de su estilo musical: urbano, comercial y muy romántico, con temas como “Mi viejo”, con casi medio millón de reproducciones en YouTube.
#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Presents: Blaze Bars – “Karma”
Japanese-Chinese boyband WARPs UP announce ‘trilogy’ of cover songs, starting with Chinese-language self-cover of ‘Fruits Basket’ anime theme ‘Pleasure’!
LANGYI and MINGJUN, the two Chinese members of Japanese-Chinese boys collective WARPs UP, have begun a new covers project, with a “trilogy” of songs planned! The first release is a Chinese-language self-cover of ‘Pleasure’, the opening theme tune for anime series ‘Fruits Basket: The Final’, which began airing in April.
‘Pleasure (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.)’ music video:
LOYAL LOBOS SHARES NEW SINGLE “HATE MY FACE”
After releasing her acclaimed debut album Everlasting in 2020, Loyal Lobos (aka Andrea Silva) returns with her new single “Hate My Face.” Created with her collaborator and producer Evan Voytas, the new track out today at all DSPs is a dreamy folk song with a distinct pop influence and shades of ‘90s dance music. Thematically, it explores the end of a friendship, and accepting that you may end up as a villain in the eyes of someone you were once close with. “I realized the world is full of infinite realities and finally came to peace with being the bad guy in someone else’s story,” Andrea says. “Hate My Face” is a slacker anthem for finally letting go of what others might think.
Trapboy Freddy and Young Thug Link Up for New Music Video for “Freddy”
Today, Trapboy Freddy releases a new music video for “Freddy” featuring Young Thug off of his recently released mixtape Distractions. The two rappers link up for a high-energy video and trade bars on the up-tempo beat which has an undeniably addictive sound. The visual’s red hues and cameos from the famous Freddy Krueger mask are an ode to Freddy’s rap moniker and the song’s title.
The Happy Fits Releases New Single “Another Try”
Reflecting how we often cope with reality in negative ways, the anthemic new single rides an emotionally-charged chorus that highlights the importance of accepting adversity as part of life’s journey and an opportunity to grow. Inspired by cabin fever and the fear of losing everything they’d worked towards, “Another Try” is intentional in its effort to feel like a light of inspiration rather than a dark moment in the band’s timeline.
GOD KNOWS SHARES THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR HIS NEW SINGLE ‘GLORY’ – WATCH IT HERE
God Knows is one of the founders of Ireland’s most proliﬁc and exciting labels, narolane records. As a collective, narolane’s creative output conveys their ethos with surety, authenticity and unapologetic ambition. That ethos is to be true to what is right, what is excellent and what is unexpected. This commitment to excellence has caught the attention of a range of influential media, with NME, The Guardian, BBC, The FADER, VICE, NPR, The Irish Times, RTÉ, The New York Times andFrance 24 all turning their attention to this revolutionary collective.
Canadian fantasy metal band BLOOD OF INDIGO have released their song “Angelus, the ‘Faceless’ Vampire” on Bandcamp.
Frontman Alex Centorame commented “I wrote the lyrics to this song while I was waiting for the bus and freezing during the brutal Canadian winter. I still remember the frost bite on my fingers while typing the lyrics in my phone with no gloves. That was when I wrote the words, “Winter never ends” and Angelus’ story began to unfold. This song is about a vampire who’s been sentenced to death by execution, under the rule of a merciless king, but when things don’t go according to plan, Angelus takes matters into his own hands. Blood and destruction await the kingdom of Gander.”
Shady Nasty share new single “R0LL1N’ H1LLZ”
Today, Sydney’s Shady Nasty announce their upcoming EP, CLUBSMOKE. Following on from their menacing recent single “IBIZA”, they are sharing the meditative and mellow “R0LL1N’ H1LLZ”, a stark departure from the band as they ruminate on the inevitable downward spiral that comes after living large, coupled with a sparse and expansive video directed by drummer Luca Watson and frequent collaborator Harry Welsh.
Matt Rosa turned to music as a kid to escape a dark and turbulent childhood. He found his escape playing shows as a teenager, screaming into mics about the things that kept him up at night.
Alt-Rock Songwriter Chris Mardini Announces Self-Titled, Debut Album
Chris Mardini belongs to the rare breed of artists born to give voice to our most complex emotions. At just 19-years-old, the NYC-raised singer/songwriter has mastered the art of merging intense self-reflection with poetic social commentary—a dynamic made all the more potent by his innate talent for crafting spellbinding melodies. A near-lifelong musician who took up guitar at age 10 and got his start playing Beatles covers at iconic venues like The Bitter End, Mardini sets his soul-baring songwriting to a singular collision of elements: the brooding urgency of classic alt-rock, kinetic rhythms of underground hip-hop, and hypnotic vocal work of timeless singer/songwriters like Jeff Buckley. Now, the young artist is set to release his self-titled, debut album, out October 15th via Polar Bear Recordings.
A Cat, A Platypus and Ram Dass Walk Into A Video… You, Me and Everyone We Know Debut Animated New Single
After announcing their first album in nearly a decade, Something Heavy (release date: September 17 via Know Hope Records), indie-punk stalwarts You, Me, & Everyone We Know have released a brand new, full-band version of their cathartic single “Ram Dass Dick Pics,” along with an animated video. In addition, the band have announced two album release shows this fall: The Bottom Lounge in Chicago on October 9 with Kali Masi, City Mouth, and Tiny Kingdoms supporting and Brooklyn’s The Kingsland on October 30 with support from Best Ex, Proper., and Chousand.
Poetica (Rachael Sage, Dave Eggar) “Thanksgiving”
Today, Poetica announced their debut self-titled album, due out October 22nd via MPress Records. What began as a remote duo collaboration between poet/vocalist/producer Rachael Sage and three-time Grammy nominated cellist Dave Eggar, Poetica eventually evolved into a full-blown spoken word concept album, with musicians contributing from around the globe.
Sought-after Hollywood session singer Scott Oatley aka Vân Scott released his debut solo album Almost Gone (AWAL / Oat Brand Music) July 23, 2021 and this week he’s made What’s In Store Music chart history with two songs debuting in the top 60 with “Long Time Comin'” at #41 and “Don’t Know The Words” at #42 on the retail chart with play at over 20,000 retailers, stores, restaurant, and malls all over the United States.
The Black Keys Share Music Video For “Poor Boy A Long Way From Home” From 10th Studio Album, Delta Kream
Today, The Black Keys share their new music video for “Poor Boy A Long Way From Home,” from their 10th studio album, Delta Kream, which features eleven Mississippi hill country blues songs by artists including R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. The music video was directed and edited by Ryan Nadzam and includes footage of the band performing at the Blue Front Café in Bentonia, MS. Members of the Lonely Boys and Girls Club had an early look of the video, and fans can sign up The Black Keys’ official fan club for free here. Watch the new music video for “Stay All Night” here.
PJ Harding and Noah Cyrus Share Live Performance Video of “The Best of You” Acoustic featured on their EP “People Don’t Change”
NAO RELEASES MESMERIZING SINGLE AND VIDEO “WAIT” – NEW ALBUM ‘AND THEN LIFE WAS BEAUTIFUL’ OUT SEPTEMBER 24
After announcing the exciting news of her upcoming album And Then Life Was Beautiful, NAO shares yet another mesmerizing slice of the project with us. Titled ‘Wait’, her new single is taking an intimate look at how mistakes develop a relationship. With its piano-laden production, it effortlessly highlights NAO’s velvety vocals and, according to her, is one of her most streamlined instrumentation to date.
Quite a touching story – Astrid Swan will release what is her 5th studio album in October this year.
After being shortlisted for the Nordic Music Prize and a second nomination for a Finnish Grammy, Astrid has put together what may well be her final group of songs in what is a lullaby to her daughter to grow up with.
To give a little more context, in 2019, Swan published a memoir Viimeinen kirjani, which touches on her personal experiences of mothering, artistic development, life with metastatic breast cancer, analysing the contexts of feminism, class, whiteness, Finnish and American cultural confluence, romance and illness culture.
Video: Roving Jewel – The Theme feat. Prodigal Sunn
Dawson Fuss’s New Music for “Hollywood Heartbreak”
Childish Major has unveiled the official video for “Player’s Prayer”. The hauntingly beautiful new video is available to stream now. The release of the “Player’s Prayer” visual comes days after the second installment of the “Thank You, God. For It All” 3-part documentary which premiered on Hip Hop DX and includes excerpts of his conversations with hip-hop heavy weights including Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole.