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MULTIPLATINUM SUPERSTAR FLIPP DINERO RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “PLAY MY PART”!
Gearing up to cap off summer with a bang, multiplatinum Brooklyn phenomenon Flipp Dinero unveils a new single and music video entitled “Play My Part” today.
JULIA BHATT Shares Effervescent Nu-Disco Banger “Hair Salon Vibes”
Genre-jumping Miami-based indie artist Julia Bhatt today released a lively and colorful synth led electro-pop jam, “Hair Salon Vibes,” that comes swooping in right on time for sweltering summer late-night drives. A fresh showcase of her Gen-Z genre-fluid talent, “Hair Salon Vibes” challenged her to essentially work on the song herself as her mentor and producer Elliot Jacobson (Ingrid Michaelson, Elle King, Vérité) was in NYC and she was stuck in Miami. With the pandemic preventing a jam session between the two, she explored songwriting on her own using Ableton software which opened up a whole new creative outlet for her.
Today, genre-obliterating Los Angeles duo Junior Varsity arrive with their thrilling self-titled debut EP on Warner Records. After building up a following on Instagram and onstage with their sticky, sweaty—sometimes bloody—live shows, singer/songwriter Greg Varteresian and multi-instrumentalist Zach Michel unleash a six-song set of scorchers that refract our collective restlessness through a prism of prickly pop-punk, experimental hip-hop, and angst-fueled alt-rock.
Haviah Mighty + Latin Grammy-winning Mala Rodríguez turn up the heat on “Flamenco”
Haviah Mighty today shares her latest single, “Flamenco,” from her highly anticipated Stock Exchange mixtape due out later this fall. The sensual, upbeat track embodies the striking energy of its namesake art form and also features multiple Latin Grammy Award-winning artist, Mala Rodríguez.
SHE’S A OK by Beck Black OUT TODAY!
With a bolt of sonic lightning and a glittery punch, She’s A-OK is a portrait painted of the love between a mother & her daughter. During Beck Black’s childhood, her parents divorced, resulting in her mom becoming a single parent. She’s A-OK is an anthem for women to be strong and independent in a world filled with fear, worry, and insecurity. Inspired by her own mother’s tenacity, she sings the outro with heartfelt lyrics “late at night, I sit at home alone, waiting for the telephone to ring, my heart sings.” She’s A-Ok is a maxim orchestrated by the pounding 1980’s New Order inspired dance floor synths melting into a half-time rhythm played by drummer Adam Alt during the bridge with a Cyndi Lauper influenced vocal soaring to new levels.
Shortly Releases New Single “The Reaper” + Debut Album Out 9/24
“The Reaper” specifically serves as a temper tantrum and a checkpoint. It is about reaping what you sow when you project yourself onto the people around you. I take a lot of things for granted, and I’m angry with myself for it here. – Alexandria Maniak (she/they), Shortly
Shortly’s new track follows the announcement of Dancer and the release of lead single “Science,” which BrooklynVegan called “a tender, gorgeous dose of indie folk” while describing it as “a cross between Julien Baker and self-titled era Bon Iver.” UPROXX joined in on the excitement of Shortly’s long-awaited debut, dubbing Maniak one of “Michigan’s best songwriters.”
OWLS & ALIENS RELEASE THEIR SINGLE/VIDEO “YOU CAN’T SAVE EVERYONE”
OWLS & ALIENS Release New Single/Video – “YOU CAN’T SAVE EVERYONE” – The strength found in a band determined to succeed can be found in the situations and times they might find themselves facing. Owls & Aliens new single “You Can’t Save Everyone” hits the mark on all points. As the day approached to film the music video for this single a life-altering event pulled the band even closer together and in the realm of musicianship brotherhood you sense this combination is not only in their music but also in this video.
BENDIGO FLETCHER RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM FITS OF LAUGHTER
In sharing Fits of Laughter with the world, Bendigo Fletcher hopes to guide listeners toward a deeper trust in their own intuition and instinct. “There’s always going to be other people’s opinions and judgments and ideas on how to live, and more often than not, those ideas come from a place of love” shares Anderson. “But ultimately every person knows what truth feels like, as opposed to artifice or putting up walls to get through something you feel you’re expected to do. I suppose these songs are sort of my offering to others, to encourage them to look for that feeling in their own lives, and then follow through on it.”
R&B’s newest addition, Rosemarie, has released her debut EP, Sinnergy (Bird Vision Entertainment/Interscope Records). The gorgeous nine-track EP comes packed with poetic lyricism, insatiable melodies and a feature from rap legend Juvenile on track “03 Love” — Rosemarie continues to carve her own space in the ever-evolving genre. Alongside this, fans will also hear previously released tracks “Vision” and “Henny Talk” on Sinnergy. For a full tracklisting see below, and listen to the EP in full here:
MASKED WOLF RELEASES NEW TRACK “BOP” ALONGSIDE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Masked Wolf said: “As simple as it is, I just wanted to make a song that had an uptempo feel, that typical hip hop style, and gave you a bit of an adrenaline rush – “Bop” is just a great, feel good song.”
Dasha Gives Men a Taste of Their Own Medicine in “Talk” – Out Today via Quadio Records
Genre-bending, BS-busting chanteuse Dasha accelerates her momentum with explosive new single “TALK” out now via Quadio Records. Polished with what she describes as her “most toxic lyrics yet,” Dasha seamlessly captures the back and forth of a new relationship riddled with games, while shutting down the person who expects her to drop everything for their attention.
TOOSII AND LATTO DROP FEEL-GOOD NOSTALGIC VIDEO FOR “5’5”
Toosii’s latest ode to love finds the rapper moving from a quick flow to melodic bars. The video for “5’5”—directed by Joan Pabon, produced by Andreas Garcia and shot in Atlanta— stars Toosii at a bumping house party when his “angel” makes her way in. The two shoot pool, take turns at the keg, and find some chemistry on the dancefloor. Latto makes an appearance for her stellar verse, and together, the two take the party outside where they can more freely show off their moves.
ALESSIA CARA RELEASES OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR “THE USE IN TRYING” FROM PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE
Grammy Award®-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara released a new original song for the upcoming animated feature film, PAW Patrol: The Movie™ that will be unleashed in theatres and on streaming on Paramount + on August 20, 2021.
AKACATS is the project of Chilean MC and singer-songwriter Catalina Rojas. The artist is gearing up to deliver “Lo Siento,” the second release from her forthcoming debut full-length ‘Cupido’, and a pulsing, euphonic ode that integrates the melodies of R&B with the rolling kick and bass of trap. The single is accompanied by cinematic visual counterpart directed by Felipe Prado, and gives life to the emotional content of the song, which examines how life can sometimes feel agonizing, but by accepting it’s ups and downs, we can learn, begin to understand, and achieve personal growth.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) and Interscope Records revealed the first-ever album from EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL with today’s release of the Madden NFL 22 Soundtrack, making Madden NFL an album artist for the first time ever. The soundtrack, now available on all major streaming platforms, features 11 exclusive songs, made for Madden, from some of the most prominent and fastest-rising artists in hip-hop including Jack Harlow, Swae Lee, Tierra Whack, Moneybagg Yo, BRS Kash, and more.
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Pip Millett Delivers ‘Motion Sick’ EP feat. Gaidaa & Ghetts
Following on from her critically acclaimed offerings “Running” featuring Ghetts and “Hard Life”, the Motion Sick EP fleshes out Pip’s thoughts on the wider world and her inner life. The unreleased tracks “Braid It Back”, “Sad Girls” featuring Gaidaa and “Best Things” see Pip’s confessional lyricism through a prism of a jazz, boom-bam and hip hop, featuring production from Joice (Jorja Smith, Loyle Carner, Stormzy) and Josh Crocker (Celeste, Kali Uchis, Gotts Street Park), offering refreshingly blunt thoughts on the state of the Black experience in the UK, identity, loss and family legacy.
SUECO DROPS VIRAL TRACK “PARALYZED”
Sueco – f.k.a. Sueco the Child – continues to fuse electric, alt-pop energy to his already wildly inventive sonic approach. Since his 2019 debut project MISCREANT, highlighted by RIAA Certified Gold track “fast” and hit single “dork,” Sueco has released an impressive string of singles including “PRIMADONA,” “Smackdown (Feat. TOKYO’S REVENGE),” “Juice,” and the impressive collaboration with global superstars Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa, and Lil Yachty “Speed Me Up.”
Black Caviar Releases Groovy Vocal House Single “Collect Check,” Featuring EMIDA
Black Caviar puts a cheeky spin on hustling for money with his new track “Collect Check” on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak. Featuring smooth, velvety vocals by EMIDA, this house gem opens with groovy melodies that gently meld into a deep, minimal bassline that feels right at home both on the dance floor or when listening at home.
AUSTRALIAN POP SENSATION MIA RODRIGUEZ TEAMS UP WITH YUNG BABY TATE FOR NEW SINGLE “BILLION DOLLAR BITCH”
“Billion Dollar Bitch is about being self-confident and knowing your worth” said Mia. “But at the same time, being a bit self-indulgent and giving into bad habits. I wrote it to be a hype-up track you can just yell to and feel good. I really love heavy bass, and was super excited to work with Mark Nilan Jr on production, and Salem Ilese with lyrics. When I first started working on the track, I knew I wanted a feature for some contrast, and Yung Baby Tate is such a cool rising star, so it was just a no-brainer to try work with her. Hope you enjoy, always remember your worth; Billions.”
CHLOE MORIONDO REVEALS NEW SINGLE “NOT OKAY (FEAT. MAZIE)”
Moriondo commented on the collaboration, “I love mazie so much, I’m so grateful to be a part of this song!! It’s really perfect and I connect with Grace [mazie] so much, so this collab felt perfect :’)”
mazie added, “Working with Chloe on ‘not okay’ was such a dream. This was my first time getting to work with another artist and Chloe is a literal shining star. We had so much fun. I really enjoyed writing the song – I think everyone has been going through being not okay and I hope people find company in knowing that we aren’t okay either.”
JUSTIN BIEBER JOINS WIZKID AND TEMS ON “ESSENCE” – ‘MADE IN LAGOS’ DELUXE ALBUM OUT AUGUST 27
The original version of “Essence” continues to climb the Billboard Hot 100 and Global 200 charts and serves as the perfect musical accompaniment in various TikTok and Instagram clips from Kevin Hart, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Kylie Jenner, Michael B. Jordan, Winnie Harlow and more.