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Hindsight Releases Intense New Song Titled “TRANSFORM” with Influences of Rock, Metal, Prog, and Electronic Music
The song pairs elements of rock, metal, and prog while also incorporating aspects of electronic music to create a unique sound.
“We wanted to push ourselves out of our comfort zone on this one and let the song really drive us where it wanted to go. While not always the case, we decided that approach this with the mindset that nothing was off of the table in terms of tones, sound choices, arrangement, and instrumentation. This song was for sure one of the more progressive tunes that we have written to this point but still contains some of the chorus driven writing that we tend to gravitate towards.”
BEGAT THE NEPHILIM: Brand New Music Video for “Paterfamilias”! “II:The Grand Procession” to be released October 29th
Southern New Hampshire based blackened melodic death metallers BEGAT THE NEPHILIM are about to get set for the release of their sophomore studio album, entitled II: The Grand Procession, out on October 29th via Noble Demon. With a modern blend of heavy riffs, ripping solos and soaring guitar melodies, the band’s upcoming full-length record is a relentless yet uncompromising affair and a worthy successor to their critically acclaimed 2018 debut I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy.
New Music From Jordan Ward ‘Lil Baby Crush’ Out Now On ARTium / Interscope Records
St Louis raised singer/dancer Jordan Ward (ARTium/Interscope Records) has his eyes set on finishing 2021 strong. His first single, “Lil Baby Crush,” is a step in the right direction for the young polymath looking to make a splashy impact in the R&B sphere. His buttery vocals and smooth confidence prove to be the winning factor in securing the apple of his eye while at a chill kickback. After sharing several dances and later an intimate kiss by the pool, Ward’s crush magically disappears before his eyes. Watch HERE.
TROYE SIVAN UNVEILS NEW SINGLE, “ANGEL BABY”
“‘Angel Baby’ is my crack at an adoring, doting, love struck, mega pop, gay, power ballad. I thought we needed a few more of those,” says Troye Sivan.
Troye makes his return to the stage tonight, giving “Angel Baby” its debut live performance at New York City’s Terminal 5 as part of MTV & Extra Gum Present: Push to the VMAs.
Emily Perry releases fresh bop ‘Focused’
Returning from the big smoke of Los Angeles, Sydney-born power pop songstress, Emily Perry brings us her latest single ‘Focused’.
An infectious pop tune, ‘Focused’ uses powerful, heavy beats while showcasing the layers of Emily’s silky vocals. Expect juicy synths and glossy harmonies, as Emily Perry oozes an unapologetically fierce and flirty attitude through her lyrics. “We were writing this song almost as an anthem of confidence for all my ladies out there. At the same time, I was low-key writing these lyrics to empower myself,” explains Emily.
ED SHEERAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SHIVERS”
“Shivers” is the second official single to be released from Sheeran’s highly anticipated new album ‘=’, set for release on October 29 via Atlantic Records. Produced by Sheeran, Steve Mac and FRED, the hook-laden song, and its accompanying video, both harness the euphoria of what it feels like to fall in love, with the electric Dave Meyers-directed visual – co-starring AnnaSophia Robb – unfolding over several high-energy, metaphorical frames.
ELI GREENEYES SHARES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ‘SHE DON’T CARE’
Eli Greeneyes is exactly the kind of artist we need in 2021 – eccentric, exciting, guitar-driven pop reminiscent of classics Oasis and Something For Kate but also modern pop rulers Yungblud and even Billie Eilish – and today, he has announced his electric new single and video She Don’t Care. The WA-based musician will be performing a one off, hometown headline show at Indian Ocean Hotel on September 24, and off the back of his collaboration with Perth hip hop royalty DRAPHT on his new album Shadows and Shinings (also released today), Eli Greeneyes will be joining DRAPHT on the road for his extensive 13 WA-date album tour in September, October and November this year.
Diving into the next era of Wiz’s musical journey, this song represents a time where he began to move beyond his cultivated rap chops and tap into his aptitude for melodies alongside producer Jeff Hazin. Opening with the buzzing singer crooning over an acoustic riff, the song flourishes with the producer bringing in their synth laced beat to underscore Wiz’s trademark easy going flow. About the track he states, “With ‘Break’ I explore the layers of a heartbreak I went through. The song is about the phase post-relationship, how the perception of the previous lover changes over time, how you can see them in a different light as the feeling of heartbreak changes and transforms, even as you see another person.”
CHLÖE RELEASES HER DEBUT SINGLE AND VIDEO “HAVE MERCY”
“Have Mercy” made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and MTV’s global network of channels, as well as BET Soul, BET Jams, BET Her and on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard.
New Release from LISA “LALISA” On YG Entertainment / Interscope Records
Beyond amassing billions of streams and views in BLACKPINK, Lisa has asserted herself as a global superstar in her own right. She holds the distinction of being both “the most-followed K-Pop star on Instagram” with over 58 million followers and “most-subscribed K-Pop female artist on YouTube” with over 8 million subscribers on her channel Lili’s Film. She even notably spawned the “Did it work?” meme challenge after a scene from one of her performances exploded virally. Now, audiences will get to know her like never before with ‘LALISA’ and much more to come.
Ari Lennox Releases New Riveting Video “Pressure”
Ari Lennox’s season begins now. After spending time in the studio with self-proclaimed R&B superteam “The Ocean Boys,” featuring legendary producer Jermaine Dupri and supreme songwriting titans Bryan-Michael Cox and Johnta Austin, the amorous voice (Dreamville/Interscope Records) returns with her fresh new single “Pressure.” Directed by Chandler Lass, Ari easily glides through the funky production created by Dupri and pays homage to iconic divas from the past including the revered Diana Ross. In addition, Ari applies pressure with her sensual demeanor and touch rather than allow herself to succumb to the grips of love. Watch HERE.
Speaking on the tracks lyrics, James Berkeley of Yakul said: “This song lyrically for me was born out of the frustration of the previous year. I was finding it hard to follow through with ideas and maintain a creative flow because of the how repetitive my daily routine has become. I found myself becoming more stuck in my head than previously which created a bit of a cycle of overthinking. Getting these lyrics out was definitely a cathartic experience for me, and acted as a reminder of the power of artistic expression.”
Texas Release Sun Soaked Video For New Single ‘You Can Call Me’
Scottish favourites, Texas, today release a ray of sunshine with their joyous video for new single ‘You Can Call Me’. The track is taken from their UK Top 3 album, ‘Hi’, which was released earlier this year, the band’s highest charting studio album since ‘The Hush’ in 1999.
The video for ‘You Can Call Me’, directed by long-term collaborator Angelica Bjornsson, is filmed at Sharleen Spiteri’s beautiful home in Wales; filmed to look like a series of home tapes, the abundance of greenery and sun soaked shots echo channel the track’s summer-filled vibe. Of the video, Sharleen said: “Home is where my heart is, so I wanted to share a little bit of that feeling with this video.”
Today, Los Angeles-based artists, Rush Davis + Kingdom, release a new collaborative single, ‘Nerve.’ This is their second release for TOKiMONSTA’s Young Art label, following ‘Anyway’ (Feat. Rochelle Jordan). Amplifying left-of-centre dance and R&B records that are pushing the limits of sound, Rush and Kingdom birth a rare frequency embodying queer artistry. Kingdom built a sonic foundation at this meeting point with his melding of UK bass beats and 90s and 2000s R&B. Rush’s dynamic vocal approach deeply seated in timeless R&B/Pop fills the ethereal landscape with blood and bone. For ‘Nerve,’ Kingdom channels warmer house production as Rush encourages listeners to have the courage to step out, be vulnerable, and be confident in themselves.
Elderbrook has unveiled details of his forthcoming Innerlight EP and shares brand new single ‘I Will Find My Way To You’ with LA-based artist Emmit Fenn.
‘I Will Find My Way To You’ follows his recent release ‘Inner Light’, a collaboration with electronic duo Bob Moses. Both tracks will feature on Elderbrook’s upcoming Innerlight EP, due out 8th October. The four-track EP will also include ‘Dominos’ – his collaboration with US electronic duo Louis The Child and ‘Broken Mirror’, produced by Danish DJ/producer Kölsch.