@skopemag news – wednesday – september 22, 2021 @ 5 pm est
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BRIANNA CASTRO IS BACK WITH BRAND NEW RECORD AND VIDEO “DO IT AGAIN”
“Do It Again” marks the first new music since her breakout hit “Numb”, which released in 2020 and quickly caught the attention of the masses gaining over 5.3M streams on Spotify alone. The release of “Do It Again” ushers in a new era of music for the R&B crooner who recently made her first festival performance since being signed to a major label at H.E.R.’s ‘Lights On Festival’ with a standout set in California’s Bay Area this past weekend. Next up, Brianna will continue with her string of new music and live performances as she continues to prove that she is here to stay.
Lucky Daye shares new video for “Over” starring Jordyn Woods
Lucky Daye returns with a powerful new song today, entitled “Over”, featuring a familiar sample from Musiq Soulchild’s “Halfcrazy” released via Keep Cool/ RCA Records. The single is the first offering since the Table For Two EP that arrived earlier this year and comes paired with a highly stylized visual directed by Machine Operated, co-starring Jordyn Woods as Lucky’s love interest. With his signature velvety vocals, Lucky Daye details a torrid love affair atop a luxurious, string-driven instrumental, describing it as “nightmares turn into a dream.” The video features Lucky dealing with the constraints of celebrity culture and a constant loop of pressure and loneliness until he realizes that he must first take care of his relationship with the object of his affection before he can launch himself into the wider world and change it.
Swae Lee & Jhené Aiko Release Video for “In The Dark” from Shang-Chi, The Album
As Marvel’s newest blockbuster film, “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings,” continues to capture the cinematic world, platinum selling hitmaker Swae Lee and R&B icon Jhené Aiko have released the official music video for “In The Dark.” The song appears both in the film and on the official soundtrack to the film titled Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings: The Album. The video captures scenes of ‘prom night’ following a group of friends getting ready, taking obligatory photos, riding in limos and ultimately ending the night at their local Asian grocers for a post-dance snack. Swae and Jhené perform among them on a crowded highschool dance floor as the catchy chorus gets everyone grooving. Watch the video out now, here:
Hardcore punk band Scowl share new single and video “Bloodhound”
Today, Santa Cruz-based hardcore punk band Scowl has released a pummeling new single and video “Bloodhound”. The song will be featured on their upcoming LP How Flowers Grow, out November 19th on Flatspot Records. Clocking in at just over 90 seconds, “Bloodhound” is a breakneck exploration of punk sensibility with a vicious, angular edge. The band hurtles through the performance while remaining in complete control of the chaos, perfectly supporting the fiery vocal performance from lead singer Kat. The video reflects the band’s strong-willed sense of style; emphasizing their individual aesthetics alongside their ability to eschew genre expectations as a formidable musical unit.
Cymarshall Law – The Normal New [Video]
“The Normal New” is a video about how his children have adjusted to the past year and a half. Innovative, insightful, brave, and heartfelt – “I Still Love H.E.R.” shares Cymarshall Law original view on the world. His cyography, the experiences told throughout these pages are unique to the author and will resonate with whoever’s ears may fall upon them, helping us all to remember the love that will lead us to freedom. “I Still Love H.E.R” features U.G. [Cella Dwellas], Grafh, Kafeeno, Venomous2000, and Dynasty.
Today, September 22nd, London based artist Kid Bookie shares ‘Like I’, the latest single from his upcoming debut album ‘Cheaper Than Therapy’, due November 26th 2021 and released independently.
‘Like I’ is a swaggering statement of self confidence from an artist moving from strength to strength with every release. A scathing guitar riff underpins Bookie in one of his most lyrically and technically impressive displays; the ultimate marriage of versatile and visceral flows and Bookie’s rock sensibilities.
Gap Profiles Indie Pop Singer-Songwriter Willa Amai In Fall 2021 Campaign With Voices of Inclusion and Optimism
Seventeen-year-old music phenom, Willa Amai has been tapped as one of the INDIVIDUALS Shine as Gap Amplifies Voices Through Diverse Ensemble of Modern Changemakers Campaign. Gap continues to champion modern American optimism by celebrating INDIVIDULAS who represent the positive impact of being your true self. Gap’s Fall 2021 adult campaign amplifies the voices of a distinct and diverse cast that better represents all of us. These individuals transcend race, gender, age, abilities, and talents as catalysts for change, reflecting what’s possible from anyone.
Out Today: shimmering single/video from environmentalist Elise Boulanger
“It Started in the Garden” is her new single with shimmering, tormented string passages and howling vocals. “It’s more than a dark and moody love story, of when you do something you love with someone you love and then they turn around and do it with someone else.” explains Boulanger. “As a passionate environmentalist, I’ve partnered with environmental organizations to raise awareness for the indelible importance of biodiversity in the face of climate change.”
INTRODUCING: SAM PHELPS
Produced by GRAMMY-Award winning artist Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show) and featuring guitar from virtuoso Laur Joamets (Sturgill Simpson), Hunter Springs Road (which is named after the street McCoy’s West Virginia studio is located on) showcases the most vivid of the countless songs Sam Phelps wrote over the past year in lockdown, and the singer-songwriter’s open-hearted storytelling is on full display.
The Rolling Stones Release Official Video For “Living In The Heart Of Love”
“Living In The Heart Of Love,” a quintessential Stones rock workout, complete with urgent guitar licks and fine piano detail, will be included on the box set and deluxe CD and vinyl editions of the forthcoming 40th anniversary multi-format release of 1981 classic Tattoo You, alongside eight other previously unreleased tracks, including “Troubles A’ Comin” and “Come To The Ball.” Tattoo You, restored to its full glory and more, will be released by Polydor/Interscope/UMe on October 22.
Katelyn Tarver used to be “Nicer”…
Today, LA-via-Georgia singer/songwriter Katelyn Tarver released “Nicer, a shimmering anthem for recovering people pleasers taking a stand for themselves – inspired by her mom scolding her for honking at a car that cut her off – Katelyn, you used to be nicer!
DAMON ALBARN: NEW TRACK ‘Royal Morning Blue’ OUT TODAY
Albarn said – “That’s why the song opens with ‘Rain turning into snow,’ because it’s that moment, that feeling. In all the darkness that we have experienced, that was such a beautiful, positive thing.”
reggie shares new song + video “Avalanche” featuring Smino
Rising Houston artist reggie shares his second offering of 2021 today, “Avalanche” featuring Smino. With production from Groove, Teej, Asa DVS, the song draws from a place of self-reflection and pride on reggie’s journey and perseverance as an artist. “Smino’s my country cousin, that’s really my brother at this point. We met and instantly clicked and made this song in like 2 hours back in 2019. He’s probably the only person that can make me rap, no bs it’s always fun working with bro. I really feel like we be in the same book. So in the verses we on a different page but it’s the same story and then we find each other on the hook,” says reggie. The video, directed by ILLIMITEWORLD centers a nostalgic summer scene as reggie and Smino are surrounded by loved ones and reminisce on where they have been and their will to ascend.
Brooklyn’s Nia Sultana Shares Ethereal Vibes With The Elusive Single “Ambience”
New York songstress Nia Sultana is stepping into the game with “Ambience,” a sensual and introspective track that calls to the goddess within. Her soulful harmonies and stirring production set the scene as she smoothly dips from a situation that no longer serves her. Reminded of her worth, Sultana inspires listeners to understand their own auras, love and “Ambience.”
Sundance and Billboard Approved Artist
Casii Stephan is a soul pop/rock artist hailing from Minnesota. Now based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the impassioned songstress evokes subtle vibrato notes and roller-coaster-like melodies, which immediately grab the listener, while her emotional lyrics share intimate stories. She has been compared to the likes of Florence Welch, Fiona Apple and Carole King, as her vocal timbre possesses a full and warm quality.
Today, Winnipeg-based indie-pop powerhouse collective Royal Canoe have shared the official music video for their track “Surrender,” which comes off their recently released album, Sidelining (via Paper Bag Records). The video — which was directed by Vince Tang — was premiered via Wonderland.
RAIBARD Stream New Single “To The Dawn”
RAIBARD’s new single “To The Dawn” is premiering now exclusively at The Obelisk. The single lands ahead of the new album Dark Realm of the Daylight releasing on 3rd December 2021.
The original track kicks off with a cameo from hip-hop legend Lil Wayne, who divulges his infamous speech on dismissing those who can’t mind their business. On the remix we get an additional full verse from Wanye as well as Ashanti. Wanye kicks off the remix with his thoughts on Wockesha while Bagg takes the chorus and leaves the R&B songstress to close out the track with her silky smooth vocals and a powerful verse of her own.
For Skope: VIP Mix of Marc Benjamin, Timmo Hendriks & VY.DA’s “Hold Me Down” ft. Alessia Labate (out now on Protocol)
YSL Artist T-Shyne Releases New Single + Video “30 For 30″
About the track, T-Shyne says “To me 30 for 30 is a celebration. A feeling that you made it to a point you been grinding hard to make it too. It doesn’t necessarily mean your final destination but it’s a major milestone and a big accomplishment. It’s like growing up playing ball all your life and you make it to the NBA. They might not start you right away but you did something so many people can only dream of. You know you made it.”