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Sha Elemental (EXP The Expendables) Self Reflects With New Video “Leave Me Alone” and “The Dichotomy” Album
Haverhil MA Sha-Elemental of EXP The Expendables gets personal with his latest video Leave Me Alone. Directed by Myster DL, the song is about self reflection and needing to be left alone to get your mind right. The visuals are featured on his latest and most intimate album The Dichotomy. “So its basically The Dichotomy Of Man in Hip Hop form and alot of my own dirty laundry being aired out to dry but in an almost therapeutic way for me personally” says Sha. It features strong production from DC The Midi Alien, Myster DL, @thebeatnerd, Silly Grinn, NStrumental, and Mainstream Assassin with minimal guest emcee appearances for particular reasons. “In my eyes this project will speak for itself and really let people know who I am and some of the things I’ve seen and been through and cement myself as an MC to be taken seriously” says Sha. Check it out now on YouTube and your preferred digital streaming provider.
“The motivation behind writing this song was the fact that none of us know what’s going to happen next,” shared Stella Prince. “Something I’m constantly frustrated with, the idea of not knowing what my life will look like.”
Royal & the Serpent reflects on friendship & intimacy in “CHIPS” ft American Teeth
On the live front, Royal just wrapped her first ever cross-America tour supporting PVRIS and recently played LA’s The Roxy with DEATHBYROMY. She will be making her 2nd-ever festival appearance at Delware’s Firefly festival, which kicked off this Thursday and wraps Sunday, and in Mid-October will be playing EMO NITE Vegas Vacation Festival October 14-17th.
The LP’s stirring lead single, “Pretty on the Outside” rests fearlessly in a somber acoustic pop/rock realm, reminiscent of early 2000’s powerhouses Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch. Carrying haunting undertones, the song unexpectedly evolves into a grungy, potent punch of its own, growing in edginess throughout. As a whole, “Perfect Vision” focuses on evolution and experimentation, dipping into a taste of dreamy, yet alternative-based, elements that blend perfectly with Camille’s powerful vocals. “Perfect Vision” is a new taste of pop for Camille – and listeners get to enjoy the undertaking with her.
Veteran Hit Songwriter, Goat, Returns with Powerful New Track, “Miracle”, to Inspire Respect for Planet Earth
New York City musician Andy Rosen, or Goat as most people know him by, has been writing and performing music for as long as he can remember. From major label success to touring all over the country, he has seen many changes in the music landscape since he started. But it’s the changing landscape of the planet that inspired his latest work and new single, “Miracle”.
Rony Seikaly has today unveiled “Safari”, the first single from his debut album Moonwalk, slated to arrive in March 2022 on his label STRIDE. Safari kicks off Rony’s long march towards Moonwalk; a 26 track album of music produced in full by Rony.
New York City’s avant-garde, industrial post-punk three-piece, POP. 1280, have released their much anticipated 5th full-length album, “Museum on the Horizon,” today with Profound Lore Records. Fans can purchase and stream the record in its entirety now!
Zoe Zobrist Embraces Motherhood on New Single “Oh Baby”
Singer-songwriter Zoe Zobrist returns today with her moving new single, “Oh Baby.” Currently pregnant with her first child, Zoe penned “Oh Baby” as a letter to the little life growing inside her. Over gentle acoustic strumming, her stirring vocals whisper hopes and dreams for her future child: “Will you stand a little stronger than I do / When the world feels it’s breaking you / When the doors are closing will you kick them through / Cause that’s all that I want for you.”
JACK SAVORETTI PREMIERES THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “TOO MUCH HISTORY” TODAY
Written with Joel Pott and co-produced by Cam Blackwood and Joel Pott at Abbey Road Studios, “Too Much History” features a backdrop of beats, strings and Jack’s wife and daughter on backing vocals. The accompanying video, directed by collective RUTA, tells the story of two old ladies playing the most nerve- wracking game of chess of their lives, with each piece and move from the game controlling the world around them.
DMV Rap Savant No Savage Releases New Music Video For “Gifted”
Today, rapper No Savage releases the new music video for “Gifted”. This latest track, produced by Jetsonmade, individualizes itself with its intricately laced melodic acoustic instrumentals by notable social media influencer, Einer Bank and persuasive unapologetic and smart lyricism. The visuals accompanied by No Savage’s unique cadence conveys a story of his determination to tap into his gifts as an artist and overcome, yet humbly remember his previous lifestyle marked by drug dealing, sex, and fullisading.
Stream Nate Mercereau’s New Album ‘SUNDAYS’ Now
Today Nate Mercereau releases his sophomore studio album, SUNDAYS, which is out on his own How So Records, a partnership with Nice Life Recording Company. On the album he is joined by Carlos Niño, Jamire Williams and Josh Johnson. SUNDAYS is about sensitivity. Highlighting and magnifying moments of improvised inspiration. It’s about world creation. The song titles are places to explore emotionally, possible reality accelerators, immersive realizations.
“I’m Gone” showcases the heavier side of Fuel, with chugging guitars and impressive guitar solos paired with the driving and steady beat of Kevin Miller’s drums. Lead singer John Corsale’s vocals bring an edge, providing the perfect counterpoint for the hard rock instrumentals. “I’m Gone” is relentlessly ‘in your face’ from start to end, highlighting the band’s musicianship and founding member Carl Bell’s dynamic songwriting.
G-Eazy Releases Fourth Studio Album “These Things Happen Too”
These Things Happen Too is the sequel to his debut LP, These Things Happen, and highlights G’s growth since the 2014 breakout album. The genre-spanning tracklist includes hard-hitting hip-hop anthems such as “Instructions” ft. YG, while also leaning into the pop sphere on tracks like “Breakdown” ft. Demi Lovato and “Faithful” ft. Marc E. Bassy. The album also sees him collaborating with Matthew Shultz of Cage the Elephant for the first time on the heartfelt track “Time,” and G ventures into the singer-songwriter lane with an incredible cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.”
TOIAN DEBUTS CUFFING SEASON ANTHEM “DRIVING ME CRAZY”
After spending some time focusing on genre-bending collaborations, “Driving Me Crazy” finds Toian returning to her solo work with a sound and a voice more refined than ever before. On the single, Toian channels dejection into flirtatious lyrics, playfully taking back the reins in a relationship. “I can tell you know what you’re doing,” she sings. “Come put your key in my ignition / Hundred twenty miles and we ain’t planning to slow down.” Throughout the track, she meditates on fast-paced romance and late-night encounters in an ode to a lover who knows how to push her buttons. The video captures this carefree, vivacious energy, flitting between steamier scenes with her loverboy, played by singer/songwriter Masego, and Toian dancing with her friends. Self-assured, the clip echoes the smooth infectiousness of the song.
LATTO BRINGS THE “BIG ENERGY” IN HER NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO — OFF FORTHCOMING PROJECT OUT SOON!
Today, Atlanta-based rapper Latto (formerly Mulatto) shares her melodic, catchy new single and video “Big Energy” via RCA Records. The eye-catching visual made its official broadcast premiere today on MTV Live, MTVU, BET Jams & BET Hip Hop. This latest single will be on Latto’s forthcoming project coming soon.
Tropical Neo-Soul Love // New Single
Las Vegas-based singer, songwriter and producer Sabriel, has dropped a tropical new single “Pulse” off her upcoming EP, touching on conditional love received in an abusive relationship. The single emits a tropical, amorous heaven of birdsong, doused in calming electro keys and shimmering chimes, the track is described as her “favorite song off the upcoming EP”, beautifully reflecting the amassed amount of life lessons and healing from the past year.
Scott von Ryper (The Jesus and Mary Chain/Black Ryder) makes his solo debut with an LP entitled Dream State Treasure (due October 15 via Tran-si-ent Records and in conjunction with SilverDoor Music), and today, he shares its second single, “Over & Over,” via Brooklyn Vegan.
“‘Maybe Sometimes’ is our biggest callback to our first album out of all the songs on our upcoming record,”shares the band. “The song touches on our personal experiences dealing with depression and anxiety, along with our methods of coping with them. There’s also a ripping guitar solo, so it’s got a bit of everything.”
“The song is about the fight or flight response and being beaten down by life’s trials. I wrote this song as I was about to board a flight for my first time flying. The nerves were getting to me and everyone’s advice on flying wasn’t really helping. So I started writing the lyrics as I was sitting in the airport terminal. The resulting song is a high energy and emotionally honest message that we feel as a band, anyone could relate to” says James Milbrandt, the band’s vocalist.
Introducing: Pepper Lewis // Releases Debut Single “Planetarium”
“I never got asked to any of my school dances or proms and I didn’t have anyone to give me dating advice,” says Pepper. “In the song, the date that I’m on is supposed to take place in a planetarium, while I’m a little bit high, stepping on the guy’s shoes while we’re trying to dance… Which is a perfect metaphor for my love life.”
RYAN HURD UNVEILS NEW SONG “TAB WITH MY NAME ON IT” DEBUT ALBUM PELAGO OUT OCTOBER 15
Additionally, Hurd has earned his first ever CMA Awards nominations for Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year for “Chasing After You,” his first official duet with his wife, Maren Morris, which is certified Gold and currently in the top 10 and climbing at country radio. Hurd and Morris recently performed the track on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
[Video] Lateb – The Heat prod. by L.O.B. (Directed by Trill Is Bliss)
Featuring Dirty Dancing inspired visuals in “Til I Found You” and a cover song of Kelly Clarkson’s hit song “Since U Been Gone,” which was inspired after Kelly covered Loren’s track “Never Enough,” the EP is a selection of heartfelt and inspiring anthems that showcase the singer/songwriter’s signature beloved vocals and raw talent for pop songwriting.
Loren Allred has over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and has received acclaim from the likes of EW, American Songwriter, Earmilk, Apple Music among many others.
Its six songs dig deep into change, whether in the artist’s personal life—the past year introduced him to 50 new family members in Nigeria and Sierra Leone—throughout his hometown of Winnipeg, and globally as the Black Lives Matter movement has grown into communities worldwide. The resulting album builds on his 2019 debut, Take Time, harnessing its propulsive energy and turning it inward for some honest and present truth-telling.
New Single “Why” + Magical Animated Video Out Now!
“Why” is a bittersweet ode to missed connections and unrequited love. Always crossing paths at the wrong time, and desperately wishing that love will get a chance to bloom and become something special.
MADAME MAYHEM released her new single “I Am More” to all digital platforms! The single was co-written by Madame Mayhem and Keith Wallen (of Breaking Benjamin).
“I Am More” is very much about self empowerment, standing up for yourself and telling the world not to underestimate you. It’s a song that really gives confidence. We are all stronger than we know” says Madame Mayhem.
MASN says, “”Strawberry Huracan” is the breath of fresh air on this EP. Continuously listening to sad songs would drown you in sadness, so you need the contrast to balance everything out. I wrote “Strawberry Huracan” because I wanted a good driving song and it reminds me exactly for what I’m grateful for. That contrast alone is so vital to this EP as a whole”.
Following the enormous support he has received for his previously shared lead single ‘Clearly Now’, Canadian rapper Anthony OKS continues the support for his eagerly-awaited new EP ‘In The Garden’.
Focus track ‘Line of Fire’ is also out the same day and can be heard below.