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Onoleigh Releases Heart-wrenching New Single “Make It Hurt”

Breakout country artist Onoleigh once again enthralls listeners with today’s release of her powerful new single, “Make It Hurt,” written by Maren Morris, Rhett Akins, and Chris DeSefano. The song, produced by Brandon Hood (Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts, Jimmie Allen), premiered with Taste of Country. As she sings about loss and heartbreak in this bold power ballad, Onoleigh proves that she is a name to be remembered and a force to be reckoned with.

SUN ATOMS – Release New Single ‘The Cat’s Eye’ – Taken From The Forthcoming Album ‘Let There Be Light’

A strung-out, psychedelic wonder, the track finds the alias of Jsun Atoms (The Upsidedown, Daydream Machine) joined by special guest appearances from the singular Alex Maas (The Black Angels) and Jasno Swarez (The Vandelles).

Wilder. Release Debut EP ‘BAD BAD LUCK’

Southern California indie-rock duo Wilder. have released their debut EP BAD BAD LUCK via Rude Records. The EP is a high-energy and introspective collection of indie-punk songs reflecting largely on the band members’ experience as young adults in the church and their journey making a fresh start.

“After such a long time in anticipation, we are thrilled to finally release this EP,” shares the band. “It’s an accurate reflection of who we are today, and an ode to our journey up until now. From establishing our presence as artists over the past 10 years, to the pains of letting our old band go, as well as outgrowing certain relationships and leaving organized religion; This EP tells the story of it all. The page has finally turned, and it’s time to get wild!”

MIKEY FERRARI Releases “Truth Is”

Detailing Ferrari’s experiences attempting to fit into the Los Angeles social scene, the new song starts out confident, as Mikey brags about his wealth and connections in LA, but after the chorus he reveals that the “Truth Is” he’s broke, uninspired and just trying to get by.


MASN says, “”A little bit won’t hurt you” is what everyone says before engaging in something fucking stupid. “Self Sabotage” is about participating in short-term gratification that you know will eventually cause long-term harm. My goal with this song was to deliver on the hurt that engaging in these behaviors will cause. The production is lying to you by being up beat and happy because it masks the fact that self sabotage is a deceiving pathending in pain.”

OUT NOW – Cry Baby channel 90s pop/R&B on debut EP ‘Everything I Didn’t Say’

Charleston based pop/R&B band Cry Baby are excited to release their debut EP Everything I Didn’t Say – out today. The new EP finds Cry Baby reminiscent of the 90s pop and R&B icons that they grew up on, with a touch of modernity that brings this Y2K energy into 2021. Recorded / produced by the band in Charleston, SC, Everything I Didn’t Say is available to stream now.

Neutral Snap Release New Single & Music Video for “I Think I’m Falling In Love With A Girl From The Circus”

On the new single and video the band shares, “’I Think I’m Falling In Love With A Girl From The Circus’ is about just that – Josh (singer) met a girl who is proficient in circus arts and the song describes how their relationship started. We wanted this music video to be whimsical. So, naturally, we brought the staff of our favorite bar Fred’s in Tigerland to a rented out trampoline park. What started out as a scheduled shoot turned out to be mayhem, and we wouldn’t have had it any other way. The management was astonished, the bar staff was rowdy, and the shots were perfect. We hope you have as much fun watching it as we did making it.”

Indira May drops debut EP ‘Simpler Things’

A five-track release, ‘Simpler Things’ opens with Indira’s recent single ‘Mama Said’, a soul-drenched ballad, that sees her tap into her trademark soul-and-jazz-infused sound as she draws inspiration from the life lessons imbued by her mother. Then there is ‘When I Hear The Music’, a seductive ballad that draws on elements of jazz and soul to deliver the message of dancing and feeling free-spirited. The title track comes next, a smooth, jazz-inflected jam that sets the tone. Followed by the intimate track B Side which continues the theme of a slow and sultry sentiment, and closing things out, is the irresistible funk of ‘Losing Game’, with Indira’s head-turning vocals taking centre stage again, which has been featured on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist.

Cory Wong and Dirty Loops release gorgeously orchestrated new song/video

GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong and Stockholm, Sweden-based twisted pop trio Dirty Loops have released another song from their new album due out later in the year. “Ring of Saturn” is a beautifully orchestrated Latin-jazz-tinged masterwork reminiscent of the likes of Cal Tjader, Eddie Palmieri, and Willie Bobo. The song is available now at all DSPs and streaming services, and once again a fantastic live performance video is on YouTube. “Ring of Saturn” is the second song from the spectacular full-length collaboration between Wong and Dirty Loops, entitled TURBO. Vinyl pre-orders are available now.

Common Choir Drop New Single “Deformed//Devoid”

The track kicks off with an immediate burst of energy and blinding performance scene. According to the band, “Deformed//Devoid” is a small window into the struggle to find a purpose in life, and ultimately a narrative about the harm that diving into the negative crevices of your mind can cause. The band explores the concept of self-hate and self-esteem on “Deformed//Devoid,” all while maintaining their signature high-energy edge, bold instrumentation, and powerful vocal performance.


NEW VIDEO: Paragon Cause – ‘Two To Play’

‘Autopilot’ features “Two To Play,” a song tackling the issue of being a people pleaser and trying to cater to other people’s needs, desires, and tastes. Led by an incessantly groovy melodic hook and rhythmic intensity, Opthof explains that the song focuses on “confidence and relying on my own talents and opinions and feelings – putting myself first,” an attitude that has guided the duo’s creative process on this record.


After a phenomenal 530 million streams for her critically acclaimed album, ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change,’ Nina Nesbitt extended her growing global reputation with her current single ‘Summer Fling’. It prompted excitement for the next exciting stage in Nina’s career, as it shot to #1 on TikTok UK’s Hot 50, and was added to 40 global New Music Friday playlists.

Jessicka Releases ‘Mistress/Queen’ EP + “I Hear You Calling” Music Video

When everything around you is crumbling, all you want is a voice to say they’ll catch you if you fall. Set to a propelling, high energy beat, Mistress/Queen’s newest single, “I Hear You Calling,” captures the inner battle of giving up on yourself versus the confidence to overcome the darkness.

Cold Hart ‘Every Day Is A Day’ Out Now!

As a co-founder of the seminal emo rap collective GothBoiClique (Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Lil Peep, Horse Head, Døves, JPDreamthug, Lil Tracy, Mackned, YAWNS, and fish narc), Cold Hart has consistently been on the cutting edge of alternative hip-hop and rock since 2013 as a vocalist, songwriter, and producer. By pairing components of rap with seemingly unrelated genres like emo, gothic rock, and even country, Cold Hart has become an innovator of genre-defying music.

“Growth Spurt” feat. Chris Rivers, DV Alias Khryst, Rockness Monsta

Growth happens when you decide to confront your demons, buddhist monks escape through meditation, addicts escape through addiction, MIC Johnson Jr chose not to escape and this is what happened. The Rochester, NY battle emcee releases his debut “Growth Spurt” via High Caliber Music featuring Chris Rivers, DV Alias Khryst, Rockness Monsta, Hooligan Ea$y, Shée Blue, Vic Grimes and more.

Smash Into Pieces release brand new album ‘A New Horizon’

Their sixth full length album, A New Horizon both continues and concludes the band’s Arcadia World narrative, delving deeper into the story. A futuristic world riddled with political corruption and driven by fear and misinformation, the tale follows Apoc, their protagonist, as he vows to put an end to the dark times and encourages society to seek the truth and live freely. Together with the weaving electronic textures, thunderous guitars, pounding drums and anthemic vocals, it leaves a lasting impression as a powerful, gripping and thought-provoking album.

Scott Fisher Announces LP; Shares “The Right Way”

Today, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Scott Fisher has shared “The Right Way,” the first single to be released from his forthcoming album 93 Million Miles, out October 26th via 1 A.M. Music. The groove-filled, slow burning jam features Enrique Gonzalez (Los Lobos) on the drums, and marks the first music Fisher has released since his 2019 album Songs of Jerry Garcia and Others. Speaking on the origins of the song, Fisher writes “…[“The Right Way”] was born out of the isolation of the pandemic and a little too much wine. Ultimately, it has a hopeful message of self-confidence and staying true to one’s first principles.”

Aisles Unveils New Single – Megalomania

Chilean rock outfit Aisles has unveiled their new single “Megalomania,” accompanied by a cinematic music video. The track is now available across all streaming platforms via Presagio Records, and comes from the outfit’s long-awaited fifth studio album due out early next year-the name of which remains under wraps. The new single marks the third release from the group’s forthcoming full-length, the followup to the single “Disobedience,” and it’s predecessor “Fast.”

Memphis trailblazers Southern Avenue release dancy and infectious new album

Southern Avenue are thrilled to release their third studio album BE THE LOVE YOU WANT. With BE THE LOVE YOU WANT, the group seamlessly bridges the power of Memphis soul with jam band liberation, gospel, blues and R&B to craft their own timeless brand of American music. The ambitious sonic approach expertly complements BE THE LOVE YOU WANT’s rich themes of self-love, self-empowerment, personal accountability, and the desire to push through towards something greater in life.

12AM Links Up With Pyrex (Whippa) For Slick New End-Of-Summer Jam – “Lights” Out Now via Sony Music Canada

Rising alt pop, hip hop, and R&B act 12AM drops new braggadocious single “Lights” out now via Sony Music Entertainment Canada. On the track, the Canadian talent links up with Baltimore rapper, producer, and Metro Boomin affiliate, Pyrex (Whippa) to deliver a slick end-of-summer jam. Following the streaming success of his latest releases like “come over” and “Ski Mask” (which landed on Spotify’s highly-acclaimed ‘tear drop’ playlist), the new heat cements the Canadian talent as a fiery newcomer to watch.

Icewear Vezzo & Lil Baby Connect In Detroit For New Video

Telling street stories with a conversational drawl, Icewear Vezzo’s reputation as a grade-A hustler stretches from coast to coast. Today, the Detroit native continues a run of high profile collaborations, teaming up with Lil Baby for his new single “Know The Difference.” A dramatic anthem for the flexers, “Know The Difference” gets its power from the contrasting styles of the two emcees–Baby hops out of the speakers with his melodic triplets, while Vezzo dabbles with auto-tune and delivers words of wisdom without elevating his heart rate.

‘Feel Better’ song + video

With mental health struggles, no matter how badly you want to be helpful, sometimes there’s nothing you can do to help the situation. This song came out of that feeling of helplessness, and is my way of saying I’m here for you, even if I can’t fix this.


Turning up with the most anticipated hip-hop sequel of the summer, multi-platinum rapper Lil Tecca unleashes his anxiously awaited second full-length album, We Love You Tecca 2, via Galactic Records/Republic Records.

Acclaimed Alt-Rock Songwriter My Silent Bravery Announces Fiery New Video via American Songwriter

The track was produced by Russell Ali & Sanjoy Deb (Jaden Hossler, Mark Tuan, Elliot Yamin) and was co-written with Mitchell Rose and recorded at West Coast Customs Studios in Burbank, CA, made famous by the TV show Pimp My Ride.

My Silent Bravery Unwinds the Tension on “Spark Up the Fire”

Prog-Rock Group IMITATOR Brings The Instru-Metal Riffs on Debut EP Out Today via The Big Takeover

IMITATOR was formed by guitarists Vincent D’Eletto and Anto Gabriele, bassist Rich Albergo, and drummer Peter Koronios. The bandmates had pursued other music-based interests as well as touring and performing with other bands before deciding to collaborate together in 2019. After a jam session between D’Eletto, Gabriele, and Koronios, IMITATOR was born. According to the group, their name was chosen after a clever realization about the music industry.


Today, Alan Walker releases his brand new single “Don’t You Hold Me Down” which is co-written by and features UK singer and songwriter Georgia Ku. Her writing credits most notably include “Scared To Be Lonely” (Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa) , as well as singles by Iggy Azalea, Fifth Harmony and MØ to name a few. She was a featured artist on the 2018 NOTD and Felix Jaehn single “So Close,” which peaked at #11 on the Billboard Dance Chart.

[Single] Abyss – Green Light prod. by 2 Deep (of Anno Domini)

Boston emcee Abyss, flexes his versatility and opens up about the broadly relatable subject of fighting anxiety and depression on the New Single On “Green Light.” 2Deep of production team Anno Domini provides an inviting, deep and melodic vibe which is the perfect backdrop for Abyss to vent over. The song is streaming now on all digital platforms.


Today, rising singer-songwriter Ella Isaacson releases her newest single “Out Of My Head,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The song’s striking melodic hooks and searching lyrics highlight Ella Isaacson’s talent as a new artist to watch.


Young Franco’s career highlights include Apple Advertising Campaigns, support from Zane Lowe and hosting new MTV series, “Back and Beyond” with Thandi Phoenix, “Underneath” acts as an ode to the incredible, feel good alternative sound that established his core early fanbase.

Kidd G Unveils New Single and Music Video For “Paper Hearts”

As his debut single “Summer In A Small Town” continues to gain traction at Country radio, Kidd G teases what’s to come as he readies his full-length project for release later this year following his recent partnership with Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co.

THYRFING: Vanagandr Full-Length From Swedish Viking Metal Veterans Out Now And Streaming Via Despotz Records

Despite there being no new studio recordings since 2013’s acclaimed De Ödeslösa, THYRFING has remained active on the tour circuit with appearances at the likes of Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, and Sweden Rock Festival, amongst many other shows and festivas. The lure of creating new music always remained and in 2015, plans were made for what would become Vanagandr, the band’s eighth studio release.


Making one major move after another this year, award-winning, certified artist, entrepreneur and actress Kash Doll serves up her new single “Single & Happy” feat. Wale & Eric Bellinger today via Republic Records.