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GENTLE SAVAGE Release Official Music Video for ‘Personal Hades’, Debut Album “Midnight Waylay” Now Streaming on All Major Platforms!
Lead vocalist Tornado Bearstone stated:
“In order to celebrate our MIDNIGHT WAYLAY album release on all streaming platforms, we put together a music video for the song PERSONAL HADES. The video footage is from our album release party streamed live in collaboration with the mighty BraveWords. We combined the live footage with the original album audio. The video looks pretty cool without anything else than the band working on stage with the cool light show around us. Enjoy!”
Today the Portland band Sun Atoms are sharing their new single/video “The Cat’s Eye” featuring Alex Maas of The Black Angels & Jasno Swarez of The Vandelles. The Big Takeover has the premiere. The video was created by award winning Italian director, Susanna Della Sala. Let There Be Light is due out on October 1st, 2021 via Little Cloud Records (US) + The Acid Test Recordings (EU).
“The Rabbit Hole” leads off their upcoming debut album (more info TBA), and introduces their new music in an emotionally captivating light. According to the band, “The Rabbit Hole” is a reflection of coping with PTSD, specifically living with a loved one with substance abuse issues. The lyrics depict a scene of watching someone slowly deteriorate as your tolerance for their reckless decisions grows thin, as well as coping with the loss of said loved one due to their dependency. A fresh take on their revamped, modern rock sound, “The Rabbit Hole” finds This Summer in their most genuine state – gripping, open, and incredibly bold.
JOEY PURP DROPS NEW SINGLE “CANDYPAINT”
Following new releases from Sonny & the Sunsets and Fake Fruit, Rocks In Your Head Records announces the release of Virgil Shaw’s album At the Time I Didn’t Care out October 15th.
Alt-pop maverick SOUNDR drops new empowering pop-punk video “Dumb Dumb” – Out now
Alternative pop maverick SOUNDR delivers an empowering message with her new single “DUMB DUMB” where she flips the power dynamics of a toxic situation by taking the reins. Punchy and explosive, the track washes its listeners with a riot of smashing drums and cascading riffs towered by her pitch-perfect vocals. With playful dexterity, SOUNDR beckons her listeners to break away from what is holding them back by seizing their power. Along with the anthem, the Salt Lake City artist has also unveiled the official video, for which she came up with the concept. Featuring a human-sized teddy bear, the video captures her performance madness in a chromatic setting.
Indie Disco Duo NEIL FRANCES Return With “It’s Like A Dream”
Los Angeles duo Neil Frances (Jordan Feller and Marc Gilfry) are back with their first new track since their ep, Stay Strong Play Long, was released earlier this year. “It’s Like A Dream” is a daytime disco banger that has already become a crowd favorite at private rooftop parties around LA. The band adds, “This song is about the feeling of yearning for the club. We want our music to soundtrack people’s weekends, and this one was made for that purpose. Like when you get in your car and you need that one song to set it off, we want ‘It’s Like A Dream’ to be that.”
JASIAH TAPS TRAVIS BARKER FOR “RIGHT NOW”
“Right Now” follows a handful of Jasiah’s recent releases including the incendiary track “WORLD $TAR” and the Rico Nasty & Denzel Curry-assisted “Art of War,” the latter of which was hailed by PAPER as an “…exhilarating, blown-out rager.” UPROXX also praised the collaboration as, “an absolute head-banging track, one that should be perfect for the mosh pits that are set to return at festivals later this year.”
EMERGING WEST COAST LATINO HIP-HOP ARTIST, OHNO, RELEASES NEW TRACK “DÍMELO” VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS
Los Angeles recording artist OHNO has become one of today’s hottest Latino acts coming out of the West Coast, and he did it on his own terms. For over a decade now, the bilingual trendsetter has capt
ured a legion of fans, known as the PRDSE Mob, with signature raps,catchy melodies, and ahead of its time catalog that includes fan-favorite projects, like TheClub, Heartthrob, and Cabana.
Blu DeTiger says, “I had so much fun writing this song for ‘He’s All That’! It was cool to stray away from my usual sound and make a punk rock, main character, do-what-I-want sort of anthem. It’s the type of song that makes you want to jump on the bed or head bang in a sweaty club.”
Jeremy Shada Announces ‘VINTAGE’ Album + Releases New Feel-Good ’70s-Inspired Pop Single “This Feels Right” (Netflix’s Julie and the Phantoms / Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time)
Bi-coastal Emmy and MTV Award winning actor and musician Jeremy Shada announces his debut album VINTAGE, set for release independently on October 1st. With the assist from producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, it’s a collection of autobiographical vignettes fusing pop music’s greatest eras to redefine romance in the modern age. Across 12 tracks, the rising star explores the crooners of the ‘20s to the funk lines of the ‘70s to the catchy hard-hitting pop melodies of the ‘80s through present day. Lifted from the forthcoming album is new single “This Feels Right”—a groovy feel-good bop that will make you dance without a doubt—arriving alongside the official homemade-style video filmed inside the magical world of Disney.
Nashville-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Eloah Jones releases a new single, “Dancing on My Own,” today, August 27, 2021, via Rock Ridge Music. The single is from her forthcoming self-titled EP, which will be released in the coming months. “Dancing on My Own” premiered at Amplify Music Magazine on August 25th.
Inciting widespread praise from OnesToWatch, LA Mag, The Honey Pop, and more this year, Australian born, Michigan raised Ai Bendr releases a new single and music video entitled “The Deep” today. Once again, the 18-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer delivers an entrancing, evocative, and emotional anthem, striking a delicate balance between airy R&B and rich alternative. Between shuddering bass and a steady beat, her vocals ebb and flow with a swell of emotions as she pleads, “Don’t let me fall too far.”
MADDOX JONES Returns With Dynamic Animated Video For High-Spirited Single “Somewhere There’s A Plan (Believe It)”
Northampton, UK’s very own claim to fame Maddox Jones returns with the elaborate animated video for his upbeat single “Somewhere There’s A Plan (Believe It).” Directed by Alex Gwyn Davies, the domino-like concept in the video is about “escaping the matrix of expectations that most of us seem to end up via school, family, media etc,” Jones says. “The typical 9-5 doing something you don’t necessarily care about, living to blow off steam for a couple of days at the weekend and maybe on holiday. Then ultimately, finding a catalyst that can interrupt that and tasting freedom.”
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning music mogul Lil Wayne is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his critically acclaimed Tha Carter IV by releasing the complete collection of his 9th studio album on digital streaming platforms via Young Money Records/Republic Records. The release includes the addition of three fan-favorite bonus tracks, including “Up Up And Away,” “NovaCane” feat. Kevin Rudolf and “I Got Some Money On Me” feat. Birdman. Tha Carter IV debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
As its name suggests, Grateful centers on LeGrow’s gratitude as she celebrates joy, processes grief and seeks personal connection in a moment of chaos. The album was produced by Grammy award winning Theron “Neff-U” Feemster, Brian “Sweetwesty” West in addition to Thomas “Tawgs” Salter, Nathan Ferraro, Jamaal “Jhyve” Bowry, David Mohaci and Angelo Petraglia.
Pelago, inspired by Hurd’s upbringing on the shores of Lake Michigan, was produced with childhood friend and longtime creative partner Aaron Eshuis, with further contributions from Jesse Frasure (Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Little Big Town) and Teddy Reimer.
GRACE AIMI EXPLORES “WHAT’S PERFECT?” IN NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO
The buzzing artist pairs lo-fi production with a soulful and spirited vocal display. Grace’s jazzy intonation practically hovers above the bedroom-style beat as her delivery melts into a delicate groove. The accompanying visual intercuts candid home video footage of the singer cruising around the country with friends. It has all the intimacy of flipping through your own camera roll as it simultaneously preserves her own idyllic summer memories.
FRENCH ARTIST POUPIE UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THELMA ET LOUISE”
With “Thelma et Louise” Poupie confirms her unique talent for concocting heartwarming melodies, halfway between trap, pop and reggae. Like in Ridley Scott’s famous film, that celebrates its 30-year anniversary today, Poupie advocates freedom, independence, free spirit and empowerment. Poupie is in charge! Nothing holds her back anymore! She brings us into her world that has already seduced so many: Jul with whom she collaborated on her latest EP (“Feux”) but also Ben Mazué (“Le cœur nous anime”), IzyBeats (Wizkid and & Jorja Smith’s Grammy award winning producer), Kel P (Burnaboy’s favorite producer)…
Liily Shares “Early Bopper” Via NME’s ‘RADAR First On,’ Announces ‘TV or Not TV’ LP | Add More Dates To U.S. Tour | New LP Out 10/22 On Flush Records
Following the release of gritty romps “I Am Who You Think I Think I Am” and “Odds Are It’s Blue,” Los Angeles rock outfit Liily have returned with yet another single off their upcoming long-awaited debut, TV or Not TV, this one entitled “Early Bopper” and premiered at NME.
Evann McIntosh Debuts Expansive New Project ‘Character Development’ (Mom+Pop)
“Character Development is one of many phases of my life I’ve been able to encapsulate,” Evann explains. “If this project had a label on it like a scrapbook would, it’d say ‘SOPHOMORE YEAR OF HIGHSCHOOL 2018-2019’. It’s a character, with a full backstory and all sorts of obstacles. It’s a snow globe forever holding a very specific time and place in my life that has passed and exists only to give context to the next that will do the same for whatever after and so on and so forth. Character Development is a shed layer of skin. A very nice, meaningful shed layer of skin.”
Uyemi Announces New EP, Shares Video for “Inside of It All”
Written about the dissolution of a friendship, “Inside of It All” captures the private grief of cutting off someone close. Director Rich-Belle Banasen expanded on those emotions in the video, showing the inner battle to express what’s on the inside of a person dealing with loss and depression. The woman in the video, played by Uyemi, goes through her daily routine unable to share her feelings, bottling her energy up until she’s ready to burst. Without the words to express, she finds an alternate form of release by attempting to heal through movement.
Latin Sensation Maria Becerra Releases Debut Album ‘Animal’ & Teams Up With Becky G For New ‘Wow Wow’ Music Video
In the past year, the 21-year-old singer has gone from Argentina’s top artist to global pop star. In VEVO on YouTube’s list of the most-viewed Latin music videos of 2021 in the U.S., Becerra has two videos in the top 10. Her collaboration “Qué Más Pues” with J Balvin reached the top 10 on Spotify’s Global 200 chart. The song has over 244 million streams. Becerra teamed up with Latin pop star, Becky G, for her new single “Wow Wow.” The reggaeton song is a girl power anthem about overcoming heartbreak. In the high-energy music video, Becerra and Becky G throw a girls-only pool party.
The track fuses otherworldly production with a UFO-style buzz as Young Thug slithers through the beat with eerie melodies. It all builds toward a massive and magnetic chant meant to blast off into the fall.
“This is what y’all have been waiting for,” Birdman says. “Me and Thugger are back together, and ‘Blue Emerald’ is just the beginning. This is the next era of Rich Gang. It starts now.”
DESTINY ROGERS RELEASES “SIMON SAY” FEAT. FLO MILLI
“Simon Say” was produced by multi-Grammy Award winning and Producer of the Year nominated producers/songwriters The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Cardi B., Justin Bieber) who also co-wrote the song with Destiny Rogers, Flo Milli and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ant Clemons. On “Simon Say,” Destiny offers up a gorgeously understated anthem of empowerment. “One of the main messages I want to put out in my songs is the idea of being an independent woman and a boss bitch. ‘Simon Say’ is about knowing what you’re capable of, and never letting anyone hold you down” says Destiny.
The fluttering percussion of ‘Nothing Like You’ paired with Shungudzo’s embracing vocals complete the five-track EP ‘How To Change Your Mind’. It’s characterised by the kind of spiritual, transcendental house music that is quickly becoming KUU’s trademark sound. The EP opens with the majestic grooves of ‘Dancing In The Dark’, a track that has received strong support from Kiss FM, and May single ‘Gimme Your Love’, a refined house cut that’s brimming with ethereal dancefloor energy. Shungudzo’s sensual vocals take centre stage on the upbeat, soul-tinged ‘Lucky’ while ‘Voices’ then combines brooding melodies, poignant breakdowns and soaring vocals to ensure the EP is closed out on a high note.
DEBUT ALBUM FROM FRENCH SENSATION BARBARA PRAVI OUT TODAY. LISTEN AND WATCH VIDEO FOR “SAUTE”
Barbara Pravi grew up in a harmonious and multi-cultural family: her parents were born in France, her grand-parents are Serbian and Iranian, North-African jew and Polish. This open-mindedness lies at the heart of her education and ethos and is an important feature that underpins her character, through which she very soon expressed a yearning for independence.
Alternative Rock Band BETCHA Release New Single “GREY SKIES” + Official Music Video
Nashville-based alternative rock band Betcha released their brand new single “GREY SKIES” to all major platforms today along with the official music video. The single has already been picked up by The New Alt, New Noise and All New Rock Spotify Editorial Playlists!
The band is made up of four college best friends. What started as casual late night jams, has turned into tours all over the country with acts like The Band CAMINO, Kaleo, Matt Maeson, Judah & the Lion, and more.
Along with “Losing You,” Chandler has announced the release of his upcoming EP UNITY, due Friday, September 24. Being created entirely over facetime, the project is a product of the times we are in and the importance of connecting and collaborating with each other, even if we are far apart.