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Pop Songstress Camille Peruto Unveils New Single “Pretty on the Outside”
“Pretty on the Outside” is a very new sound for me. I’ve always identified as a pop/rock singer songwriter, but this song (and upcoming album) is a lot darker and more real than anything I have ever released. The song is about how we see everything from an outside perspective but we never truly know what someone else is thinking or feeling. “Pretty on the Outside” will set the stage for the album as a whole, which focuses on taking negative situations and looking at them in a brighter light.
Established Synthpop Duo At 1980 release ‘Late Night Calls LP’ shares ‘California Nights’ // FFO: Electric Youth, The Midnight, Bryan Adams and Trevor Something. .
Performing under his solo name ‘Kaz’, Mitchell Kazuma from Japanese-American boyband INTERSECTION has announced a new single, ‘Drown feat. Hikari Mitsushima’, released August 16.
When Kazuma’s previous single ‘White Stallion’ was released on June 21, it broke records in China, becoming the most-downloaded song by a Japanese artist in history there, surpassing 250,000 downloads on its first day of release.
Madonna and Warner Music Group today announced a milestone, career-spanning global partnership that includes a new agreement for her entire recorded music catalog. With global sales of over 300 million records, Madonna is the best-selling female artist of all time, with countless accolades that include seven Grammy Awards, 24 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, and numerous international trophies, including BRIT, Bravo Otto, Danish Music, Edison, GAFFA, International Dance Music, Ivor Novello, Juno, MTV, and World Music Awards, among many others across the globe. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
“Rico Cocchi – Right Now”
Capturing the emotions of being an independent artist who “almost made it”, still waiting for his big break, Rico Cocchi showcases his rap skills while sharing some of his motivators like giving back to his family.
Out Now // Deep Green – Bandz
Continuing the evolution of his groundbreaking ‘Trap-Hop’ sound, Deep Green shares his latest masterpiece ‘Bandz’. This release epitomises the power that the Sheffield native holds due to the fact that he is entirely self-made.
Admit your vulnerabilities; it’s part of being human. It’s okay to reflect on the good & bad, and it’s definitely okay to admit that you’re not okay. My debut single, “Criminal,” is about self-reflection and looking towards a brighter future.
L.A. GUNS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM “CHECKERED PAST”
Written and recorded during late 2020 and early 2021, “Checkered Past” sees Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis, and company continuing with the darker lyrical tone of the preceding studio albums, “The Devil You Know” and “The Missing Peace”, while incorporating their classic rock influences into the mix. Heavier songs are mixed with bluesier, boogie inducing tracks and dark, introspective ballads, often harkening back to the first three albums the band made, but also pushing the band forward. When fans absorb the album as a whole, they’ll see that the tracklisting is divided up into ‘sets’ or ‘suites’, where a sonic style is explored across multiple songs before moving on to the next, making for a remarkable listening experience.
Gone To Color Shares New Single Feat. Martina Topley-Bird (Massive Attack / Tricky)
Today Gone To Color shares its fourth single, “Dissolved,” from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, out Oct. 15. The song features guest vocals from frequent Massive Attack and Tricky collaborator Martina Topley-Bird.
Today, Berlin-based genre-defying band LOSERS have unveiled their new music video “Follow You” – the last single/video taken off their new EP, EP01 (release date: June 28, 2021). The music and lyrics to “Follow You” were written by guitarist/vocalist Paul Mullen and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Tom Bellamy back in 2015. Bellamy remembers, “Quite often in our process we would be working on a piece of music and Paul would suddenly spring to the mic and try to guide a vocal. Paul then came up with the ‘Follow You’ refrain and top line melody and instantly it connected with us.” They spent some time over the course of a year, writing lyrics that built up more imagery around that theme. “I love that part of the process,” Bellamy says excitedly, “Filling in the blanks so to speak. It’s like finishing off a jigsaw puzzle (which I also love!). We ended up with something that really felt special to me.”
UNREQVITED have released new album “Beautiful Ghosts”
Canadian blackgaze project UNREQVITED have released their multi-faceted album “Beautiful Ghosts” last Friday, August 13, 2021. Cover art, tracklist, and further details of the new full-length may be viewed below.
THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Reveals First Ever Single and Official Music Video!
A new band is born! THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, consisting of members of Feuerschwanz, Amaranthe and Ad Infinitum, enters the scene with a bittersweet reinterpretation of Florence & The Machine’s Game Of Thrones soundtrack song, “Jenny Of Oldstones”! Multi-talented vocalist Melissa Bonny breathes new soul into the song, playfully switching between soft clean vocals and oppressive growls in her very own manner.
Seattle multi-platinum rock band Candlebox releases “All Down Hill from Here,” a new single from their upcoming album, Wolves. Vocalist Kevin Martin co-wrote the song with Christopher Thorne of Blind Melon. The inspiration behind the song came from the two long-time friends musing on the fleeting nature of fame. Martin says, “It can be challenging to be an artist who has enjoyed great success, and then down the line, still has great fans, but never really achieves that great success again. A lot of our friends in bands are in that position now. It’s a story I think a lot of people can relate to, not only musicians. Like the boxer who’s on his last legs, he still has an opportunity. You really can’t count anyone out.”
Hard rock band ARTIFAS released their new single “CUT ME OUT” via Imagen Records! The single is from their forthcoming album titled Reflections due out November 19, 2021.
“Cut Me Out is about cutting toxic people out of your life. Sometimes the most toxic people around you are the ones that are not so easily removed. At some point you have to stand up and say enough is enough, cut me out. The artwork for this record is all about reflection. Whether it’s someone in a dark place reflecting the poor decisions made, or whether someone is reflecting the beauty of the world on front of them” says the band.
Today, genre-bending sibling duo STEEN share their second single “What Day Is It?” produced by Justin Raisen (Yves Tumor, Angel Olsen, Kim Gordon). With clever catch phrases and classic California beach aesthetics, the two brothers take listeners on a nostalgic, feel-good joyride. The music video follows STEEN and friends through a wild summer day, bringing the track’s vibrant melodies to life. The nostalgic visuals add a familiar flare that exemplifies the brothers’ main focus — having fun. “Our real intention with the “What Day Is It?” visual was to capture the essence of what it really means to ‘let go,’ which many of us need now more than ever! That inner rebel never truly disappears… so why hide it?”
Keith Wallen Releases New Album This World or The Next via eOne; New Single “FRACTURED” + Watch the Official Video
Keith Wallen released his new single “FRACTURED” to all major platforms. Keith released his first full length album titled This World or The Next via eOne.
“Fractured is about pouring your adoration into someone you love or someone you look up to, but all they do is leave you feeling disappointed. You wish they could be different, but there’s no changing or fixing the way a person is, they have to want to change for themselves. Until they do, your wounds will remain open” says Keith Wallen.
Crafted at Homewrecker Recording Studio in Tucson, Arizona and produced and mixed by Ryan Bram (Gatecreeper, Bitter Rivals, Sex Prisoner), the six-song EP introduces certified hellraisers “Relics From The Past,” “Humanity Transcends,” and the title track. The new bangers sit alongside remade and revitalized versions of the three songs from CREEPING DEATH’s 2016 debut EP: “Sacrament Of Death,” “Doused In Flames,” and “Skinned Alive.”
[Video] Lord Willin ft. OT The Real – The Big Score prod. by DoozOneTwo
Providence’s veteran lyricist Lord Willin teams up with one of the hottest rappers in the game, Philly’s OT The Real for this new single “The Big Score.” This raw street banger features top notch verses from both MCs and a gritty soundscape provided by French producer DoozOneTwo. Video shot & edited by Voz. Single out now on all digital platforms!
Video news: Yebba releases official video for “Louie Bag” feat. Smino (Columbia Records)
Today, Grammy winning singer / songwriter / arranger / producer Yebba releases the official video for “Louie Bag” featuring rapper/singer Smino. The video was directed by award-winning photographer and director Francesco Carrozini (Jay-Z/Beyoncé/Lenny Kravitz).
VINTAGE PISTOL ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, “ENERGY: A REMEDY FOR ROADLESSNESS,” OUT OCTOBER 22
Electro-funk explosions Vintage Pistol have announced the release of their sophomore album, Energy: A Remedy for Roadlessness due October 22, 2021. The record arrives in follow-up to two new singles, “Be Careful” and “Smoke About It,” which debuted earlier this year. Today, Psychedelic Baby Magazine shares the premiere of “Whirlwind,” a disco-tinged dance anthem that humorously encapsulates the band’s carefree, unapologetic approach to life and music.