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A track worthy of its title, “Celebrate” showcases Kwesi Arthur’s innate skill of capturing varying moods within his catalogue, this time offering an addictive afro-induced beat produced by Mogbeatz alongside ever-smooth lyricism from Nigerian youngstar Teni.
Supreme Unbeing release new high-octane single “Hide The Beast” featuring ELEINE vocalist Madeleine Liljestam
SUPREME UNBEING is a mysterious 5-piece metal band led by vocalist/prophet Zac Red, with his fellow prophets D.Vine (Lead Guitar), D.Sciple (Rhythm Guitar), Unknown (Bass) and Al Mytee (Drums). Although the band just recently transformed from animated characters into real flesh and blood entities, their impact has been felt in the physical domain since the release (October 2020) of their debut full-length album Enter Reality which garnered an 8/10 rating in Metal Hammer (Greece) and a 3rd place in “Album of the Year 2020” according to the readers of Sweden Rock Magazine, amongst other noteworthy accomplishments such as landing Spotify Editorial Playlist placements on Thrashers and New Metal Tracks, and combining a staggering +5.5 million digital and video streams in less than 12 months since the debut.
“Trajectories Collide” is the third single released as part of the “Meet You In My Dreams” collection with all 14 tracks self-written by Kamae, including this newly released track that was co-written with the independent artist, Tusi.
Much like “Trajectories Collide”, you can expect all tracks within the “Meet You In My Dreams” compilation to be pop-driven with a sprinkling of creative visual elements in the songwriting and composition. Kamae’s pop songwriting is the amalgamation of her eclectic and broad music taste, with her style being described as “Pop with an experimental flair” . 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”.
Julie Doiron is back with I Thought Of You, her first solo record since 2012’s So Many Days. Every bit an instant classic as only she can masterfully create, Julie Doiron emanates a radiative force with nothing more than her guitar and her unmistakably indomitable voice. Julie Doiron is a maker of songs and a teller of stories, wielding her instruments like a craftsperson would their tools.
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JOETOWN released his new single titled “Freightrain” on all streamable & downloadable platforms via Mindsnap Music / Von Artist Inc. and distributed by The Orchard / Sony. The single features special guests Matt Starr (Ace Frehley and Mr. Big) on drums, Jimi Bell (Autograph, Geezer Butler and House of Lords) on lead guitar and Mike Duda (WASP, Hookers and Blow) on bass. The song was produced & mixed by Joe Delaney and mastered by Steve Turnridge. In addition, he also released the official music video for the single that was shot and edited by Joe Delaney.
Combining technicality, soaring vocals, guttural screams, and a flare for the unique and ridiculous, Apple Sauce know how to make a statement and turn heads. Since their introduction to the scene, the quintet have displayed their layers of diverseness and lightheartedness, and every track they put out will keep you interested, as they give out different kinds of experience each time; with songs about pizza-making and the like.
The Mother “Clay Mask Clown” Out Today | New LP ‘Glowing Lantern’ Out Next Friday 12/3
“The feeling of having a clay mask over my face was coming on, among other unpleasant symptoms, during episodes of acute anxiety I was having surrounding a difficult time in an important relationship,” explains The Mother Hips’ Tim Bluhm. “I’ve come to learn that a mask can represent the ‘repression of the cooperative self,’ as well as the ‘angry state of the unjustly condemned ego.’ That all makes a lot of sense in the context of the lyrics, I will sheepishly admit.”
Ama Lou Releases New EP “At Least We Have This”
“I have been away for damn near two years,” the 22-year-old musician says. “I have been making my album with a good friend. When we were coming to the end of the project, I wanted to get that creative rush back and thought this album deserved a big introduction, so I put together the idea for this EP.”
Swedish Rockers DICTATOR SHIP Release New Single “Sorry State”
Sweden’s Dictator Ship are back with their explosive new single “Sorry State”. A dynamic and raw rock ‘n’ rock track with rhythmical variations, vocal harmonies, and melodies that stick. The new track is tied together by the same retro-inspired, live-recorded sound that could be heard on the band’s 2020 debut album ‘Your Favorites’. The band comments on their new single:
Blueface drops new single “Chose Me” ft. BLXST
Platinum-selling rapper Blueface is back with his new single and visual “Chose Me” featuring LA artist & producer BLXST. “Chose Me” has Blueface coasting over this BLXST-produced beat tapping into a smoother side not often seen. The accompanying video directed by Keemotion (Latto, Young Miami, Bankroll Freddie), shows Blueface in the lap of luxury, but at what cost? As BLXST sings “Something told me, I didn’t chose this lifestyle, it just chose me.” “Chose Me” is the follow-up to his recent “TikTok Remix” featuring Justina Valentine, “B!TCH#S” and viral hit “Outside” (Better Days)” featuring OG Bobby Billions. All songs will appear on Blueface’s third studio album dropping in early 2022.
NORWAY’S RISING STAR ASH OLSEN SHARES HER DEBUT EP ‘ASHY’ FEATURING THE NEW SINGLE ‘DAT THING LIKE ME’
Not many rappers grow up on a farm. But Norway’s biggest breaking talent, 21-year-old Ash Olsen, isn’t your average rapper. Spinning hypnotic rhymes inspired by her life in rural Norway with the bravado of an American street rapper, she’s ready to graduate from her bedroom to the big stage.
SNOOP DOGG RELEASES OFFICIAL “MAKE SOME MONEY” VIDEO FEATURING FABOLOUS & DAVE EAST
For Skope: Nicky Romero returns to Universal Music with radio-friendly pop/dance smash “Why Do I Call”
Scandinavian pop-punkers release the edgy ballad ‘SMBDY’ for Christmas
The new single ‘SMBDY’ dropped today, Friday 26th November on Sailor Music.
The duo Beach Of Diamonds has spent time redeveloping themselves, and is finally back with a fresh and more dynamic sound which might appeal to a wider audience while still sticking to their pop-punk roots with a hint of Blink-182 and Weezer to it.
Toronto-Based, Avant-Garde Artist Wrené Breaks Boundaries with New Video Premiered via Wonderland
Wrene states “‘Dark Matter’ is a 4 track EP that explores lyrical introspection paired with heavy noise, and a thematic motif of outer space. It is musically consisting of electronic textures, modular synths, distorted guitars, and manipulated strings. All of these elements, surrounding an emotive, and at times operatic vocal performance- contribute to an atmosphere that is eerie and vastly haunting. Each song is a representation of inner emotional turmoil, and the dialogue within- coming to light as a catharsis in times of social isolation. Dark-Matter is self-written, produced and performed. It features Devlin Flynn on guitar, backing screams/vocals, additional synth, and with mixing by Bernie Cisternas.'”
DUNCAN LAURENCE CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH NEW ORIGINAL SONG, “WISHES COME TRUE”
“Ever since I was young, I’ve always loved Christmas for the lights, the presents and the food. But as I’ve grown older things hold different value to me,” says Duncan Laurence. “It’s not as much about materialistic things. It’s about the moments we spend together with the people we love most. It’s hard to wish for more when everyone I love is next to me.”
Nell & The Flaming Lips Release ‘Where The Viaduct Looms’ Album || Out Now on Bella Union / PIAS
Where the Viaduct Looms comprises nine Nick Cave cover versions with vocals and instrumentation by 14-year-old Nell Smith and instrumentation and production by The Flaming Lips. The album was mastered by Dave Fridmann at Tarbox Road Studios. Nell and the Lips have previously shared videos for ‘Girl In Amber’ and ‘The Ship Song’.
CANDIACE RELEASES NEW HOLIDAY SINGLE & VIDEO “HEARTBREAK ON CHRISTMAS”
Written by Nye Davidson and produced by Hazel [Tamar, Akon], sultry R&B grooves highlight her vocal prowess as she laments a lonely holiday season. The song builds into a steady rhythm as she sings, “Don’t feel like it’s Christmas, cause Santa won’t give me my wishes.”
INSOLACE LETS LOOSE WITH MESMERIC NEW SINGLE “MAYBE IT’S JUST ME”!
A GOOD ROGERING Release New Video
Eclectic ensemble A GOOD ROGERING have released a video for their single “Face Value”. With a career marking over a decade, A GOOD ROGERING thrive on taking their releases in unexpected directions drawing influences from southern rock to primal metal and even the Romantic period.
Zack King Shares his Message of Growth and Change in “Hit and Run”
Out in the suburbs of Minnesota, the winters are long, harsh, and biting. However, it all feels a little warmer with local singer-songwriter Zack King around. Life is simpler out there, and he, armed with an acoustic guitar and a heart of gold, just wants everyone to stop for a moment and take it all in. A fanatic for ’90s nostalgia a la Matchbox Twenty, Zack toyed around with music his whole life before turning it into a professional pursuit after graduating college. Like many, he found himself feeling lost after graduation, and turned to his music to confront those feelings. “I found peace and happiness through creating music,” he shares. In 2020, King released his debut album “Mess,” a moving collection inspired by past relationships, everyday challenges, and the never-ending pursuit to become the person he was meant to be. It’s an album that marked personal and professional triumph for the artist, showcasing a remarkable vulnerability that immediately captivated a devoted fan base of listeners. Now he’s ready to reveal new music in 2021.