@skopemag news – friday – october 15, 2021 @ 11 am est
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A four-track release, ‘Make It Hot’, sees the release of the soul-drenched, vocal-driven house vibes of ‘Take Me There’. The club-primed cut is the final song on the EP to see release, and it’s clear they were saving the best till last. A rolling groove, rich in atmospherics and dripping in Mason’s signature sonic swagger, Take Me There’s a future classic in the making.
Canadian pop artist Scott Helman explores gender expression in ‘Pretty’ music video [out today: Oct 15th]
Pop singer-songwriter Scott Helman pushes creative boundaries on his new song ‘Pretty’. Directed by longtime collaborator Ben Knechtel, the accompanying video puts Helman on full display in a pulsating solo performance – experimenting with dazzling makeup and flowing outfits – as he explores and searches for what it takes to feel confident.
It’s Karma It’s Cool release superb new single ‘She Slept With The Radio On’
Reminiscent of wistful classics like ‘Man On The Moon’ by REM, ‘She Slept With The Radio On’ talks of a time past which evokes Elvis and Graceland and that fresh 50s American dream that beamed out of an innocent post war generation’s radio airwaves and TV sets. It’s superb stuff!
Sweet Tempest release video for single Party in Panama
“We support any kind of hedonism, but we’re disgusted by the insatiable lifestyle of the one-percenter exposed by the Panama and now Pandora Papers leak. Party in Panama is a commentary on that. These people build their so called wealth on the backbone of the small guy and apparently come away with it. It needs to stop. In gritty contrast, the video showcases hedonism in its purest form, full of love, laughter and friendship.” -Sweet Tempest
Hector Who Lived releases debut single ‘Monkey’ to Sugar Shack Records
Hector has an array of musical achievements under his belt since his move to Bristol in 2017, having played venues such as The O2 Academy Oxford, The Bullingdon, Jericho Tavern and Truck Festival with his band ‘The Outside’. With his current band Try Me, Hector has a variety of festivals coming up this year including Dot To Dot. Hector has also featured on a charity album ‘Poland Has A Task’, alongside Lynks, Jessica Winter, Brodka and more; raising awareness for Women’s and Queer rights in Poland.
On October 15th, Eli Gosling shares his new single ‘Fix This Love’ via Goldun Egg Records. ‘Fix This Love’ is the 6th single to be released by the artist in 2021 and follows ‘Alien’, ‘Milia Passuum’, ‘Dead bodies filled with Bacardi’ and ‘Locked up’. Eli’s debut EP, ‘Blue Romance’ was released in 2020.
Meghan Trainor Is “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” With Her New Song
Last year, Meghan unveiled the original A Very Trainor Christmas to fan and critical adoration. In addition to debuting in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top Holiday Albums Chart, Associated Press raved, “The winner of the best Christmas album of 2020 is clearly Meghan Trainor.” Meanwhile, it reeled in over 100 million streams and views worldwide as her cover of “White Christmas” [feat. Seth MacFarlane] shot to #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Radio Airplay Chart.
Fresh off a tour with Lord Huron, a festival performance at Austin City Limits, and the release of her debut EP, Faking My Own Death (Interscope Records), Allison Ponthier returns with a simmering, swampy anthem for those who need a little time to come to terms with their sexuality. While her debut single, “Cowboy,” dealt with the difficulties of coming out, “Late Bloomer” portrays the process as a joyful one.
KARA MARNI RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “OVER YOU” FT. TONI ROMITI
Today, London-native R&B/soul artist to watch Kara Marni has released the official music video for her single “Over You” ft. Toni Romiti. The visual captures a mesmerizing emotional side of Kara and Toni that is both delicate and entrancing.
Today, Young Thug releases his long awaited and highly anticipated album PUNK via 300 Entertainment/Young Stoner Life Records, his second project of 2021 following his and Young Stoner Life Records’ Billboard #1 Slime Language 2.
Signaling a new era for him both sonically and aesthetically, PUNK is a departure from some of Thug’s previous records, and presents a vulnerable and emotional body of work that explores themes of love, loss, and honor, revealing a new and rarely seen side to Thug.
“LIGHTBULB” is the second single released as part of “MEET YOU IN MY DREAMS” with all 14 tracks self-written by Kamae, including one that was co-written with another artist. Much like “LIGHTBULB”, you can expect all tracks within “MEET YOU IN MY DREAMS” to be pop-driven, sprinkled with creative visual elements in the songwriting and composition. Kamae’s “pop songwriting” is the amalgamation of her eclectic and broad music taste. The narrative of her tracks is influenced by folk artists like Passenger, whereas her production and imagery present more towards synth-pop/electronic music artists such as Owl City.
Over meditative guitars and the shimmering neons of ’80s pop synths, the 23-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer belts out lyrics about the salvation that love can offer, and how hard it can be to move on from someone who shakes you to your core. “I spent days and nights thinking ’bout you/You ran ’round my mind,” he sings. “In your Nike track shoes.”
JAMILA WOODS & PETER COTTONTALE RELEASE NEW SONG + VIDEO
Chicago artists Jamila Woods and Peter CottonTale have released a new song and video called “WYD (You Got Me)” taken from the indie film SUMMERTIME. The video was directed by the director of the film, Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting, Raya and the Last Dragon). Filmed in Chicago the video encompasses summertime Chicago with family, friends, parties along with a slew of cameos from Chicago’s rich music and poetry scene.
After building anticipation among fans of all ages, Universal Music Group releases the Karma’s World Original Soundtrack today. It accompanies the new animated series Karma’s World, which is now streaming on NETFLIX. The show stands out as the vision of GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, rapper, actor, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Chris Bridges aka “Ludacris” joined by producers Karma’s World Entertainment and 9 Story Media Group.
Joy Crookes RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM SKIN
With Joy credited as an executive producer on the album, alongside the formidable Blue May (Blood Orange), Skin is a hugely personal, game-changing body of work from one of the UK’s boldest and brightest young talents. A collection of songs built and honed throughout her adolescence and into her early twenties, and finessed last year within the most turbulent of circumstances, Skin touches on topics such as mental health, relationships, and politics all with grace and sensitivity. Joy has created a truly special body of work that is both perfectly of the moment, and entirely timeless. Skin’s album artwork is shot by Carlota Guerrero, who has previously worked with Arca, Chloe x Halle, and Solange for all of her imagery for A Seat At The Table.
Following its release in August, the band’s knockout single “Survivor” moved quickly into the #1 slot at Triple A and debuted Top 25 on the Alternative Chart. The song is also #2 on the Americana Singles Chart while The Future remains #1 on the Non-Comm Albums Chart for the sixth consecutive week. Most recently, the group debuted the video for their track “Love Don’t,” featuring footage captured on tour throughout Europe and North America from 2018-2021.
Hayden Haddock Is Ready to “Wind It Down” In New Single
Emerging red dirt artist Hayden Haddock is ready to hit the bar in new single, “Wind It Down.” Produced by Haddock’s manager/hit producer/songwriter Trent Willmon (Cody Johnson, Eric Church, Randy Houser) and written by Willmon and Wynn Williams, “Wind It Down” is Haddock’s first new music in nearly two years.
Enjoy psychedelic visual tale by ANIQO in her new music video
Born in Wismar and based in Berlin, Germany, ANIQO enjoys travelling to London, with an occasional live performance in Notting Hill on the cards. Also recognised as Anita Goß, the singer regularly works with bandmates Torsten Füchsel and Illia Vovk, with whom she has recorded her debut album BIRTH, slated for release early next year.
for Skope: Henry Fong and Psycho Boys Club team up on sinister single “Lights Out” (out now on Dim Mak)
Henry Fong previously collaborated with Hardwell, R3HAB, Deorro, while Psycho Boys Club worked with the likes of Tiesto, Yellow Claw and released on Mad Decent, Musical Freedom, Barong Family, Roc Nation. “Lights Out” just has been released on Dim Mak.