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Symphonic Metal Band, Anaria, Release Profound New Single “Golden Crown”
Genre-defying symphonic metal band, Anaria, are back with their signature sound on their new single and video for “Golden Crown”. The New England based group combines modern rock, cinematic scoring, and pop arrangements that has brought them international recognition and a loyal following.
grentperez shares the warming ‘My Heart It Beats For You’
The uplifting new offering is a little slice of bliss here to warm you from the inside out. A collaboration between grentperez and his fans, the songwriting is a sweet insight into this exciting new artist’s world. Sharing a little more, he explained: “My Heart It Beats For You ‘was initially created live on Twitch, where I started the song and the chat would type out some lyrics that they thought fit. I hand picked a few and their contributions which made up the second verse, ‘And when the sun sleeps at night…’.
New Music: Jhelisa Releases New Album “7 Keys” Along with a New Music Video
The incomparable Jhelisa releases 7 Keys V.1 & V.2 on October 8th on Dorado Records. It is an adventurous concept album, based on ancient eastern music, balanced with contemporary sounds, where all 7 keys of the musical scale and sonic frequencies align with each of the chakras. This cosmic collection features tensions and dissonances as much for connection, reflection and spiritual balance, as for lovers of ambient beats and electronica.
Hard Rock/Metal band UNCURED released its powerful new anthem “TAKE ME AWAY”
on all major platforms today! Uncured is a 4-piece from New Jersey that is known for its energetic live shows, dynamic vocals, catchy riffs, and blistering guitar solos.
“Take Me Away” showcases the incredible, 4-octave vocal range of Uncured’s lead singer Rex Cox. In addition to Uncured’s precision guitar work including two exquisite guitar solos, “Take Me Away” features full orchestral strings and brass throughout.
“This record is a culmination and celebration of my personal and artistic journey. Each song reveals another part of myself and underlines a pivotal moment in time that changed and challenged my character, my perspective and my power,” shares Juliana. “These songs were written after leaving a long relationship and my whole known life behind in New York. I found space, silence and a lot of clarity during that time, alone and starting anew. It’s been a magical experience developing this new music and allowing my stories to resonate with those who listen. It’s been a fun, wild ride and my cup is full.”
British Artist Ella Rosa Releases New Single “Nothing Sacred”
Today, England-born LA-based singer-songwriter Ella Rosa releases her new single “Nothing Sacred” Listen HERE. Blending her signature pop and R&B sound with her knack for confessional, honest storytelling, “Nothing Sacred” is a perfect track that showcases Ella’s evocative & emotive vocals.
‘Bless.bliss’ is the 3rd single from Sad China’s new bilingual hyperpop quarantine album ilyimy, which is set for release on October 22nd. The R&B flavoured indie pop track features Vancouver musicians Khamisa and Adewolf—a collab that came together at the start of the pandemic.
Cemetery Sun push the boundaries of rock and pop with new album ASCENSION
Today, California based trio Cemetery Sun shared their ambitious new full length album ASCENSION on Velocity Records. The 10 track album was self-recorded by the band at guitarist Matt Scarpelli’s home studio over the course of 12 months. The album itself is a sonic exploration in real time – spanning everything from hard rock to pop punk to electronic infused indie-pop. A deeply personal lyrical theme permeates the release, with songs that explore the dynamics of abandoning toxic relationships, the painful process of self realization and struggles with mental health.
Today, Local H shares their full cover LP, Local H’s Awesome Quarantine Mix-Tape #3, alongside its final single, their rendition of Prince’s “When Doves Cry.” Under the Radar hosted the track’s premiere.
SLOWBLEED: California Hardcore/Metal Band Signs With Creator-Destructor
SLOWBLEED is a band formed with a goal of achieving unrelenting extremity, bridging brutality and technicality within their blend of hardcore aggression and death metal precision. Born, bred, and raised on the bands of the Nardcore scene they grew up in, the Santa Paula-based band was started in 2017 by vocalist Jon Caytion, guitarist Logan Givan, and bassist Ozzy Parilla, later expanding with the addition of second guitarist John Laux and drummer Tyler Castro.
DAISY RE-EMERGES WITH NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “EASTSIDE” – FORTHCOMING EP ‘S.O.M.E.’ OUT 10/15
Today, Los Angeles-based band DAISY releases their latest single and accompanying video for “Eastside.” The fresh track blurs the lines between pop, R&B, and jazz and marks the next chapter for the band. Produced by bassist Alex Kasvikis, the record sees the laid-back instrumentals blend with frontwoman Daisy Hamel-Buffa’s rich and effortless vocals.
Don Q Doubles Down, Announces 10/22 Project and Shares “True King” Video
Known for his bruising tough-talk and his sharp lyrical mind, Bronx rapper Don Q is highly-respected in the Five Boroughs and beyond. Laying all his cards on the table with his new statement of purpose, Don Q announces Double Or Nothing, his next project. Charting his progression from upstart to young OG, Don’s upcoming project is packed with hard-earned wisdom he picked up on the streets and in the music game. Influenced by mob movies and the cinematic rap epics of NYC’s past, the new project finds the Highbridge The Label artist locks into each instrumental, organizing his Bronx tales and assonant internal rhymes into lockstep cadences. Musically, Double Or Nothing mixes a grimy old school NY sound–with ominous pianos, scuzzy snares, and whirring woodwinds–with the occasional dip into the sliding 808s and triplet flows that define the city’s ascendant drill scene. His first new full-length since the release of 2018’s Don Season 2, Double Or Nothing arrives on October 22nd via Highbridge The Label/EMPIRE.
UK breakout Kay Young releases This Here Feels Good EP || Out Today on Play It Again Sam
Today, London based artist, rapper and producer Kay Young releases her new EP This Here Feels Good via Play It Again Sam. The EP was written, performed, produced, and recorded by Kay in London during 2020-2021 and includes two never before heard tracks– “No Regrets” and “Wait For Me”.
Jauz returns with riotous new single ‘Make It Good’
A definitive floorfiller laced with catchy vocal hooks and driving drops, ‘Make It Good’ marks as the fourth release of 2021 and following on his single ‘Forever’ with Micah Martin. As the first non-album single released by the Insomniac Records imprint, this record comes as a celebration of more than 7 years of history between JAUZ / HARD. Instantly tapping into his trademark sound, it is sure to catch on as a dancefloor hit across the end of summer festivals.
The road to Conway The Machine’s Shady Records debut album has been eventful and incredibly redemptive. His prelude project, From King To A GOD (2020), was universally hailed and received “Best Album Of The Year” accolades from influential outlets such as the New York Times, Complex, Pitchfork, Noisey, Hotnewhiphop & Uproxx among many other esteemed outlets. Conway and Griselda’s run in 2020 was so epic, they took up acreage on Jay-Z’s Yearly Tidal Playlist, Stereogum had to create an entirely separate year end playlist just to chronicle their greatness and Conway capped off the year with his inventive NPR Tiny Desk Concert.
Nick Vivid Dances Up a Storm in Colorful Retro-Inspired “Trainers” Video
“I hadn’t been on stage in a year and a half, so I was excited about making this video which is just a classic-style performance video,” says NYC solo artist and electrifying performer Nick Vivid about the video to his newest single, “Trainers,” taken from his upcoming LP No More Secrets (release date: November 12, 2021 via MegaPlatinum Records). “Even though there was no audience, I went for it as if there were. This will give people who haven’t seen me perform live a little bit of an idea about the kind of show I put on.”
The track came about when Fatzo’s dad wanted to know the difference between an edit and a remix, as the DJ explains: “… To show him, I took a song from a band my ex-girlfriend listened to (Men I Trust) and sped it up and added a drum beat and violin. After playing it to Oden, they loved it, and in turn, added their secret ingredients.”
Vulnerable Mental Health Anthem
At a young age, Alicia Stockman began her deep love for music, compelled by the vivid storytelling of powerhouse songwriters including Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlile and Jewel. After performing in a loud rock n’ roll band playing bars with sticky floors and belting out Stevie Wonder tunes, Alicia began writing her own music more seriously. Realizing her new songs didn’t have a place in a loud bar with a party atmosphere, she branched out and started playing more intimate venues, quickly finding her home in the folk and Americana scene. Her whisky-dipped soulful vocals and creative takes on day-to-day realities soon sparked the interest of “Nashville’s Americana Queen” Mary Bragg who began collaborating with Alicia on her new album.
Continuing on her breakout year, rising singer, songwriter, and producer Naliya unveils a new single entitled “Le Ciel” via Immersive / Sandlot / Interscope Records. For the first time, she delivers the track’s glistening lyrics in both English and French. As piano twinkles in the distance, her delicate hum takes hold with wishes such as, “I want a house by the beach where I can sleep for a year. I want to dream every night. I want my thoughts to be clear.” The track’s dreamy lull instantly hypnotizes in the best way.
ALT-POP DUO BEAU RELEASE NEW SONG, “CAPTIVATE”, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DUO TO DELIVER NEW MUSIC LATER IN THE YEAR
“Captivated” is a touching ballad, with a heartfelt performance from singer/songwriters Heather Goldin and Emma Jenney. The song features a steady beat with a combination of electronic drums, strings, piano, bass, creating a soothing and emotional backdrop showcasing Heather’s vocals. The lyrics hit that sweet spot as Heather sings about obsession, love, and heartbreak.
TRUMBITEN Release New Lyric Video “Break Out”
Swedish metal band TRUMBITEN have released a lyric video for their song “Break Out” via Metal-Rules. The song is from their recently released EP Out.