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K-pop ‘It’ band of 2021 TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s members YEONJUN and TAEHYUN dropped their cover of “Stay” by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber.
In the video released on October 20, posted via TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s official social media channels, YEONJUN and TAEHYUN perform a unique rendition of “Stay” from a cozy room decorated with posters.
RM47 shares new video “Needed U”
LA-based duo RM47 debuts their first ever music video with the visuals for “Needed U”. The high-energy flick features MAAD & Raleigh in striking clips as their smooth vocals grace the track’s head-bob-worthy beat. The duo dawn the coolest of fits while vibing in a motorcycle shop and dimly-lit rooms. RM47’s musical artistry is made clear in “Needed U” as the duo’s tantalizing lyrics and genius production manifests into an impossibly catchy track. RM47 is definitely a group to watch as they look to release more masterpieces like “Needed U” as a joint force.
Genre Bending Artist Blacklite District Released His Music Video For New Single “Gotta Get Outta Here” Following A Premiere With Metal Insider
When asked about his new rock album, Blacklite District said, “1990 is the album I’ve wanted to make for a long time, and Brett Hestla (Creed) helped me bring my vision to life. With this album, it wasn’t about how many more 808s or trap drums we could add to the song for ‘mainstream appeal,’ but more about making songs that we thought were epic in the studio and not worrying about what others had to say. I literally poured my heart and soul into this project, and it’s an album I know I can be proud of for a long time to come. It also features many riffs, ideas, lyrics, and melodies that I’ve had in my head for 15+ years in some cases. I also had a lot of special guests that have impacted my life. 1990 seemed like the perfect title since it’s my birth year, and this album seems like a complete reset for me, not just musically, but in life.”
Lukaijah “Lion Tribe”
A departure from previous projects, Lukaijah’s newest tracks focuses on self-empowerment and the act of healing through music. Raised in the eclectic San Francisco, he was enveloped in rich experiences and a myriad of musical influences as he picked up everything from piano composition to poetry. That learning eventually led him to the world of hip hop, where he used his unique background to craft compelling, lyrically interesting tracks. Now, he’s combined his love of hip hop, poetic muse, and a desire to inspire others into an unforgettable musical project set to be released in December of 2021.
Out Today: Taylor Rogers – “oldhills” Music Video
Philosophical modern folk artist Taylor Rogers today revisits her 2019 album NOA for a new collaboration with videographer Carl Solether (Beach House, Carly Rae Jepsen, Albert Hammond Jr). “oldhills” takes Rogers’ original composition through a stunning visual journey where Solether’s warm artistic touch conveys the bittersweet sentiment of a love story’s end.
“Sometimes love just turns into dust.” says Sheikh. “You realise things aren’t working out and you can’t keep on going on but you’re so afraid of hurting the other person that you end up hurting yourself. That’s what I tried to convey in Love Is Undefined. Here I’m at my most honest. It was a very cathartic song to write, a bit scary too as it’s so personal, but it helped me heal and I hope it can help anyone going through the same kind of situation.”
YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN SIGNEE P. YUNGIN EXORCISES DEMONS IN NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “RED STEPS”
Directed by Rich Porter, the “Red Steps” video finds P. Yungin in his element. The 16-year-old lights up a blunt and lets his truth flow as effortlessly as billowing smoke. Through passionately spit bars, he lends voice to the sacrifices made for people who have claimed to love him but had ulterior motives. “Way before this s—t, I was tryin’ to catch a kill,” he raps melodically over mid-tempo instrumentals. “Then I had signed a deal / Then this s—t, it got so real.”
Testarossa Release Their Single “Son of a Bitch” and Their Rockumentary ‘I Am Testarossa’
The Rockumentary film, I Am Testarossa, is a short film designed for the viewer to step inside a day in the life of a true rock n roll band. Showcasing each band member, in a good home-brewed movie fashion, this film gives fans a front-row seat as to what and whom Testarossa embodies. You will witness unparalleled camaraderie as the band comes to terms with the hardships of becoming a household name. Ah yes, the price of fame.
GLOBAL POP VOCALIST CL RELEASES SECOND SINGLE “LOVER LIKE ME” OFF FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM, ALPHA
“ALPHA” signals a historic new beginning for CL as an artist. A tenured denizen of the K-Pop and hip-hop genres, the Baddest Female’s new album is a reintroduction to her evolution, and a reminder of her dominance. With a track-list that exudes power and independence, the “queen of K-pop” offers a masterclass in masterclass effortless Korean/American rap fusion.
Public Image Ltd.’s second album, the 1979 masterpiece Metal Box (later re-released as Second Edition), was a lightning rod to the music world in more ways than one. The first pressing of the album was sold in an unadorned, round metal tin (hence, the album title) containing three 45 RPM 12″ vinyl. The packaging signaled the intention – this was a band whose artistic aesthetic would not be forced to conform to the traditional commodification of commercialized music. As a result, the album became a hugely influential, landmark release in post-punk surpassing even the band’s incredible debut album. Now, one of the key co-creators of that album, and co-founder of PiL alongside former Sex Pistol John Lydon, has returned to Metal Box, completely reinventing 8 of the album’s songs with sophisticated dub interpretations and mind-blowing production! Wobble is, of course, no stranger to dub rhythms, having drawn influence from both reggae and world music throughout his spectacular 40+ year career. But Metal Box – Rebuilt In Dub seems to have truly caused Wobble to dig deep and bring out his absolute creative best. Speaking of the album, he declares “It’s as mesmerizing as the original, but with a deeper broader scope. I put my heart and soul into this.”
Baird – artist, producer (BROCKHAMPTON, Berhana) – shares “Easy On Them Turns”
Baltimore-raised, Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist, artist and producer, Baird, today shares his latest single, “Easy on Them Turns,” via EQT Recordings (Masego, Smino, Berhana, JPEGMAFIA). On the cautiously life-affirming new track (inspired by a bike crash the one day it rains in LA), Baird continues to blur the boundaries of genre, stitching together inspirations pieced from all aspects of everyday life, with a backbone of acoustic guitar chords, a swirling, shape-shifting beat, slyly infectious refrain, cut-and-paste samples and headphones-required layers of texture and instrumental choices.
BEANZ DROPS LATEST SONG AND VISUAL “WAKE ME UP WHEN I’M DREAMING”
Beanz is set to perform at Rolling Loud in New York City on October 28th, which promises to be a high energy sequel her set earlier this year at Rolling Loud Miami. Beanz’ early summer releases, “As Seen On TV” featuring Benny The Butcher and “Blow Me,” garnered attention from Hot New Hip Hop exclaiming Beanz has “raw talent…[and] dope bars” while Brooklyn Vegan describes “…[Beanz] channels warm, soulful early 2000s rap on her addictive new single.” Both tracks will appear on Tables Turn.
ARCHSPIRE Shares Moms’ Reaction Video via Metal Injection
Canadian tech death masters ARCHSPIRE recently released the explosive and gory music video for their latest single, “Drone Corpse Aviator.” The band has teamed up with Metal Injection to share a hilarious video of their mothers’ reaction to the clip.
Watch Joyer’s “Lucky” video via MXDWN
Having both come from a film background, brothers Nick and Shane Sullivan use their inspiration from directors like Tsai Ming-Liang and Andrei Tarkovsky to craft bleak and unadorned slowcore which emphasizes bizarre and ominous imagery, under the moniker Joyer. Their lyrics mix themes of environmental catastrophe, industrial decay, and internal struggle with an effort to stay positive and find contentment in personal meaning.
Leading global talent, entertainment and sports company UTA has signed world renowned DJ and producer Marshmello and will represent him in all areas worldwide.
Marshmello’s star continues to rise as the famously masked artist breaks boundaries across the industry. With chart-topping singles and collaborations with the likes of Juice WRLD, Halsey, Demi Lovato, Bastille, Kane Brown, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers and more. Marshmello has clocked nearly a staggering 10.5 billion streams across Spotify alone and with nearly 45 million monthly listeners on the platform, he’s one of the top 30 most streamed artists in the world on Spotify and the third most subscribed artist on YouTube.
ODD CIRCUS: Treble Debuts “The Wonder” Video (Sonic Youth Cover) From Avant Jazz/Rock Trio
Improvisational avant jazz/rock trio ODD CIRCUS has revealed a new video for their cover of Sonic Youth’s “The Wonder.” Now playing at Treble, the track is a special digital-only single and follows the band’s critically lauded Arch Nova EP released in June.
Monsta X English-Language Album, The Dreaming, Out December 10
Today, worldwide phenomenon Monsta X announce their upcoming English-language album, The Dreaming, will be released December 10 through Intertwine (BMG) in collaboration with Starship Entertainment. Pre-order will be available beginning Friday, October 22.
Promising talent Helaine Vis introduces her new music video (singer/songwriter, RnB)
New single “Go On” by Helaine Vis goes into a different direction than her previous ones. Helaine and her guitarist Grzegorz Skoczylas were inspired by Ben Howard’s sonic adventures which is perceptible especially in the powerful and ethereal outro of the song based on delayed guitars and vocals. This track reminds of shoegaze and stands out from the upcoming album “Pretty Cliché” as most of Helaine’s music would fit more into a category with artists like Amy Winehouse, India.Arie and Selah Sue.
Lana Del Rey releases visual for her track ‘Blue Banisters’, new album out Friday