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“I’ve always loved the combination of acoustic guitar layered with really distorted guitars, especially with open tunings,” said Scott. “‘Pulse’ is in many ways a sonic outlier on the album, given it’s use of more modern sounds like the drum machine and synth and the pace of it, but lyrically I felt like it fit the record and I’ve always loved the idea of having a few surprises on an album.”
Week In Pop described the track as “emulating the jagged, serrated edges found in the 90s alt rock arts of danger worship.” Knoxville House is due February 11th via Cool World Records.
Rising Korean-American sensation SOHMI shows us why she’s commanding our attention right now with the launch of her DIY label, Permission. Kicking off with the first release is her own single ‘Time’ – a minimal tech cut that envisions a 90’s Detroit techno-esque dreamscape brushed with a modern sheen.
Lil Zay Osama Prepares For Battle In New Video For “If It’s War”
Alt pop’s Tilde knows the toils of toxic relationships in her new single
Having already garnered huge praise and support for her previously shared singles ‘Call My Name’, ‘Don’t Walk Down That Road’, ‘Pink Moon’ and ‘Love Me Till You Die’ over the last few months, fast-rising Swedish artist Tilde now continues the support for her forthcoming sophomore album ‘Pink Moon’ with the captivating new effort ‘Say That Our Love’.
Eric Nam Is Back with Bop “I Don’t Know You Anymore”
Global Korean-American singer-songwriter Eric Nam returns today with his personal new single “I Don’t Know You Anymore” available now on all digital streaming platforms via The Orchard.
The track is accompanied by an official video directed by Scott Lazer as well as a forthcoming live acoustic video shot exclusively on the iPhone 13. Produced by frequent collaborator and GRAMMY Award-nominated Rabitt, the earworm marks the lead single off Nam’s highly anticipated upcoming all-English sophomore album There And Back Again due out early 2022.
Today she releases new single “Turn Back Time” via Young Poet (Conor Albert, WOOZE, Carmody). Co-written and produced by Conor Albert, the track is a soothing, soulful pop song which finds Alice reminiscing about her childhood in the aftermath of a life-threatening car crash.
Key Glock Shines Like a Lighthouse in Trap-Happy “Da Truth” Single
It might seem like he exaggerates the extent of his flyness, but Key Glock only traffics in cold hard facts. Channeling Paul Pierce as he pulls up from center court, Key Glock shares “Da Truth,” his latest single. Produced by rising trap sound architect Pyrex Whippa, “Da Truth” mixes entrancingly atmospheric keys with a relentless subwoofer assault. Sitting firmly in the pocket as he cuts through the beat’s ample negative space, Glock works a nursery rhyme-like cadence as he aims to silence those who doubt he’s one of the South’s best emcees: “Roses are red, violets are blue/I put money over b*tches, I don’t know bout you.” “Da Truth” is the latest flex-heavy banger to emerge in the lead-up to Yellow Tape 2, Key’s next album, following the chaotic, Tay Keith-produced “Ambition For Cash.”
Wais P says “This record is a meeting of the minds and a sample of the frustration from lack of lyrical technique from an overcrowded market of MCs. If you remember Mr. T’s portrayal of James “Clubber” Lang in the movie Rocky III, his response to the reporter before the fight describes the tone of this record. When the reporter asked “Clubber Lang what is your prediction for this fight?” His response was simply PAIN.”
New EP from Alt Pop Artist – James Blake meets Bon Iver
Bishop Ivy introduced himself as an alternative-pop songwriter known for his innovative music which mixed organic instruments with digital sounds, field recordings, electronica influences, and samples. Continuing to sharpen that sound, he now embellishes it with pop hooks, sonically adventurous production and autobiographical lyrics. Ivy’s focus on imaginative sound and sharp songcraft began in Boston, where he kicked off his career as a 14-year-old street busker on the neighbourhood sidewalks of Back Bay. Now based in Pittsburgh, where he studies music, electrical engineering and computer science, and with a number of releases under his belt, Ivy hopes to further his ability to manipulate music.
Henry Fong and Psycho Boys Club, consisting of Juyen Sebulba and Stoltenhoff, join forces for “Lights Out” on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, a fusion of hard/industrial techno and bass sounds, which are definitely not for the faint of heart. With serrating synths and relentless, heavy-hitting basslines, the new track perfectly represents both Henry Fong’s and Psycho Boys Club’s sonic styles.
DREAMEATER Drops New Single ‘Torment’, The Last Peek To Their Upcoming Album ‘Cold’
The final chapter before the release of UK post-metalcore outlet DREAMEATER’s new album is being brought forward today. This is ‘Torment’, the last peek taken from the upcoming debut full-length record ‘Cold’, which will be available worldwide on November 5th, 2021 via Famined Records.
Blending elements of modern rap music, introspective pop, and indie rock, L’Esprit follows a narrative that is loosely based on ToBy himself, constituting his most personal work to date. It details specific instances in ToBy’s life involving depression, anxiety, grief, lost romance, and self doubt with the intent of connecting with listeners who have similar stories.
Capitol CMG’s newest pop artist-to-watch, Kevin Quinn, released a hopeful new single titled “I’m Still Breathing.” Dropping just days after World Mental Health Day (October 10), the relatable lyrics divert the listener to a higher purpose than oneself, focusing on faith in the midst of dark and often impossible-feeling times. The powerful track is a timely follow-up to his debut hit single “Wildfire,” and its accompanying Spanish-language version “Fuego En Mi Interior,” which received praise from PEOPLE, American Songwriter and more. While his acting roles have earned him global recognition on-screen, Quinn’s latest offering establishes him as a rising star in the music industry. With plans for more new music on the horizon, “I’m Still Breathing” builds upon the steady momentum he’s already built.
NETFLIX PARTNERS WITH KALI UCHIS NEW SONG FOR NETFLIX’S “MAYA AND THE THREE”
“Puppies Forever represents a time in our life that we wanted to document forever through the songs we were making,” says BLACKSTARKIDS. “We wanted to do something that was bold, colorful, and expressive and it means keeping a piece of your youth alive within you forever.”
RAICHE HEATS UP THE FALL WITH “BURN YOUR CLOTHES”
Rising R&B vocalist Raiche has announced today’s release of her sultry new single. “Burn Your Clothes” is available now via GDE/Island Prolific/Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services; the sizzling track is joined by an official visualizer, streaming now at the MA-based singer’s official YouTube channel HERE.
Ambient Electronic Artist THE ALBUM LEAF To Release ‘In An Off White Room’ on DSP’s, Share “Glisten”
The EP preceded LaValle’s second full-length album, One Day I’ll Be on Time, which propelled The Album Leaf to a full-fledged live band touring with Sigur Rós (whose lead singer Jónsi just happened to stumble upon in it a record store in Iceland). As his career skyrocketed, labels came and went, and technology changed, his initial EP, In An Off White Room, which was so crucial to his sound, slipped through the digital cracks of time and was never rereleased to digital music services.
2x-Grammy-nominated artist Steve Aoki and Multi-Platinum Tokyo-based group End of the World released the brand new self-titled song “End of the World” today. Beautifully synchronizing the individual styles of both artists, the single sees End of the World lead singer Fukase’s whispery falsetto smoothly glide over Aoki’s signature electronic groove. The track pulses with positive energy from start to finish, leading with a universal message about tapping into the present.
IV JAY DROPS SULTRY “GOT ME INSANE”
Today, Albany NY metallic hardcore group Wrong Move have shared their new EP Death Made Swift. This 5 song offering is the band’s first release in partnership with Unbeaten Records. The blistering EP highlights the band’s ability to craft angular, pissed off hardcore with a punk edge. Singles “K.I.T.D.O.S” and “Tranquility” serve as a tour de force of heavy guitar riffs and brutal aggression, showcasing the band at its most visceral and caustic. The vocals are menacing, the songs hurtle along at a breakneck pace and the mosh parts are plentiful – delivering everything you could want from one of the most exciting new groups in the hardcore scene.
As he gears up for his first-ever national tour this fall, singer/songwriter Francisco Martin has released “If U NEED ME,” a gorgeous pop ballad about being there for the ones you love, written and fully produced by Martin himself. The song was premiered by PopMatters this week, who called it “a feel-good slice of nostalgic pop/R&B where his romantic songwriting meets an emotive delivery.”