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We Three Return with Funk-Laced, Rebellious Pop Banger “3.A.M”
We Three make a storming return with new single 3 A.M, a seductive, funk-laced, rebellious pop banger all about throwing caution to the wind. The lead track from the US sibling trio’s forthcoming third album – a record that will be launched at the renowned Paisley Park in Minneapolis early next year – marries a prowling bass-line, slick funk guitar, undeniable hooks and lead singer Manny Humlie’s teasing vocals to create a head-spinning pop concoction. The single builds on the band’s success following last year’s second album, the emotionally honest Dear Paranoia, Sincerely Me, which featured the TikTok viral smash Half Hearted, and August’s sold-out London show.
Fresh New Release: Avant-Pop Songstress Fifi Rong Shares New Album and Video
The project was independently crowd-funded and made possible by the support of her enchanted listeners. The album is technically a double LP, with the Mandarin version exclusively available to her crowdfunding backers. Fifi Rong appreciates each contribution, giving thanks to her fans with rare NFT gifts as well as allowing people to own/license a stake of her music, the value of which will grow as the songstress does.
Nneka Announces New Album “Love Supreme” with Emotive Single ‘Maya’
Love Supreme follows a five-year musical hiatus, with Nneka moving to independently release her music, in response to major labels failing to trust her artistry and creativity in the past. She insists that this creative shift has helped her reconnect with her health (both mental and physical), sanity and general work-life balance. Love Supreme is a soul-searching record inspired by existentialism, with Nneka adding that “being present is the key, in that moment, in this moment” is the mantra that underpins the LP.
PALACE RELEASE NEW SINGLE + LIVE VIDEO ‘WHERE SKY BECOMES SEA’
Ahead of the release of their spellbinding third album ‘Shoals’ on January 21st, London band Palace today release their sumptuous latest single, album closer ‘Where Sky Becomes Sea’, via Fiction. The single release is accompanied by a new live music video, directed by acclaimed filmmaker and photographer David J. East who has worked with the likes of Foals and The Japanese House.
WILL LINLEY – Debut single ‘miss me (when you’re gone)’ is building momentum… Watch the new lyric video
The 20-year-old South African songwriter and musician Will Linley is making a big impact with his debut single ‘miss me (when you’re gone)’. The song has already reached 1.5 million streams and picked up 5 million views on TikTok, while extensive playlist support has included 5 international New Music Fridays at Spotify and 21 Today’s Hits at Apple Music.KFM DJ Darren Simpson has already described Will Linley as South Africa’s answer to Justin Bieber or The Kid LAROI.
Norwegian cult art-pop heroes TEAM ME share new single and announce third album ‘Something in the Making’, out March 11 2022 via Propeller Recordings
Mixed by Grammy-award winning producer/mixer Darrell Thorp (Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Beck) and mastered by Emily Lazar (David Bowie, Björk, Coldplay, Haim) the new album is their first for 7 years, following their critically acclaimed and Norwegian Grammy-winning debut album To the Treetops! (2011) and its follow up Blind as Night (2014).
Krooked Tongue release seductive new single ‘Freaky Love’ ahead of debut EP ‘No Vacancy Hotel’
Formed in 2019 by Oli Rainsford, Dan Smith and Harry Pritchard, Krooked Tongue is a Bristol-based alternative-rock three-piece known for their frenetic live shows and brooding lyrical commentary. The trio are set to release their long-awaited debut EP ‘No Vacancy Hotel’ on February 11th 2022.
CRUZA drop their outstanding new EP Dog Daze
The follow-up to 2020 debut album Cult Research, the seven-track Dog Daze EP opens with the sparse, spaced-out guitar vibes of ‘Big Bet’, a track that very much sets the tone. The EP also features CRUZA’s three most recent singles, starting with the romance-tinged ‘Indeed’, a charmingly lo-fi jam that has been supported by the late Virgil Abloh and Jamz Supernova on their respective Worldwide FM and BBC Radio 1Xtra shows. Then there is ‘Groove Therapy’, which sees the group deftly exploring the conflicting emotions attached to a toxic relationship through the lens of impassioned vocal melodies and downbeat production; followed by the Abloh-supported ‘It’s You’ which is propelled by wistful melodies and passionate vocals. ‘Malibu’, the EP’s closing track, ensures Dog Daze finishes up with understated melancholic grooves. Elsewhere, the title track features the record’s most psychedelic moments and comes with a lo-fi music visual that stars the full band and friends through a fish eye lens which quickly progresses to a trippy car journey that matches the essence of the song. Meanwhile, ‘Brewster’ is its most upbeat record and the focus track of the project today.
BEARS IN TREES Reveal Video For New Single ‘Heaven Sent Is A Coffee Cup’ Out Now (Counter Intuitive Records)
The track is the latest to be taken from their recently-announced debut studio album, and everybody else smiled back, which is out now through Counter Intuitive Records, and—largely thanks to their hugely engaged mass social media following—has already been streamed organically a remarkable 800,000 times since release.
Propelled by euphoric piano chords, soaring diva vocals and Zanetti’s sultry bars, ‘Wifey’ taps into the enterprising Yorkshireman’s trademark sound. Co.prod by Majestic, and featuring Siobhans iconic original vocals, this high energy dance-rap banger is coming just in time for the holiday season. Previous single ‘Didn’t Know’ is now gold-certified, he recently featured on MTV Cribs and is set to drop his own brand of both Seltzer and skincare.
Musician and Emmy nominated director Now Ex “Sad Kids In America” EP & VIDEO
With flawless production by incredible MyRiot, (known for their work on London Grammar’s debut, platinum-selling album), “Sad Kids In America” arrives as a timely and highly necessary anthem for the disillusioned youth of contemporary America. The sophisticated blend of triumphant orchestral instruments with Now Ex’s rich vocals lay the foundations for an exciting voyage into the pop world, marking him as one to watch for 2022.
We’ve seen her as a cover girl on Sweden’s biggest LGBTQ+ Magazine, QX Magazine and her music has been played on some of Swedens biggest radio stations. Melanie is also a multiple platinum awarded songwriter. Her catalogue includes two songs to hit no.1 on Spotify and four songs to hit no.1 on radio. Melanie has written two entries for Eurovision Song Contest – ‘Move’ by The Mamas and ‘Love Is Forever’ by Leonora. Along with two Swedish Idol winner songs, one of them was the first winner single from the show to hit no.1.
Queen Millz returns with powerful new single ‘Hear Me Out’
Set against a poignant, piano-led loop with a menacing trap drop, ‘Hear Me Out’ sees Queen Millz demonstrate her natural talent for storytelling as she reiterates her desire to stay true to herself – both through her music and in real life. Halfway through the beat picks up a quick pace, which allows Millz to show how rapid her flow can get.
THE HIRSCH EFFEKT Offer Commentary On Current Events With Their New Single “NARES”
It’s December 2021 and the Coronavirus pandemic continues to be the dominant topic everywhere. “If not now, when?” thought German progressive metal three-piece The Hirsch Effekt with their song “NARES”, which serves as not only a surprising new single, but also the band’s personal commentary on current events.
GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-nominated Puerto Rican artist-production duo, COASTCITY, releases second single + visuals “Daytona” off forthcoming EP. The feel-good synth-heavy mid-tempo track was written by COASTCITY and Erik-Michael Estrada and produced by COASTCITY, who on the vocal production and music direction side has been working with world-renowned artists such as Beyoncé, Ricky Martin, The Weeknd, Anitta, Karol G, Sting, and CNCO, to name a few.
Written by David Brown and Ryan Pattengale, “95” is personal to Blu because it reminds him of the memories and people who have been with him throughout his music career. The singer has held onto the track for about two years but feels that its lyrics of reflection and authenticity perfectly align with the rest of the Country Punk EP tracklist.
CASPR LETS IT “SNOW”
“Snow” is the fifth track in a string of singles from the New York-based artist, succeeding his previous release, “Don’t Make Sense,” an acoustic guitar-driven track written by Caspr and co-produced by Travis Barker (Machine Gun Kelly, jxdn, WILLOW) and Omer Fedi (The Kid Laroi, Machine Gun Kelly, 24KGoldn).
NEW YORK RAPPER CURLY J DROPS ‘ON THE MOON’ BUNDLE FEATURING “WHO RIDE” AND “MOONLIGHT”
“Who Ride” is a change of pace for Curly J, trading in his signature melodic flow for an assault of technical precision and double-time bars. Over an ominous piano line, he showcases his prowess as a lyricist, spitting deliriously as he takes aim at those who stand in his way—both in rap and life. The track is a rebuke to haters who question his ability to spit. The video for “Who Ride” is stark and dramatic, starring Curly tearing through the night in a luxurious car, and hanging in a garage surrounded by a crew of beautiful women. A fitting visual for a song about working hard and thriving in spite of the naysayers.
Reggae Lullaby with an Urban Heart // Over 1 million streamed artist // New Single
The song has a reggae-like feel to it. “I’m a big Bob Marley fan” says Star2. The musical arrangement is sparse, yet very effective at providing the emotional landscape for the song. Drums, bass, a steel drum/music box sounding synth, piano and strings round it out. “We wanted something almost like a reggae lullaby. The main melody would be something like what you’d hear coming from a music box on your dresser – except with steel drums, and accompanied by an orchestra!” Star2’s voice retains its trademark urban heart over the pulse of the reggae-flavored beat. His voice pleads and pleas – his yearning for his girl is palpable and very familiar to anyone in love.
EXIT KID release invigorating ‘Basis’ EP
Opener ‘This I Know’ sets the tone, swampy guitars ushering in an fizzing alt-rock belter, before the pensive title-track sees the duo experimenting with alternate instrumentation in its subtle, piano and cello lead groove. Closer ‘We’re Strange’ is an infectious, arena ready shouter – the bellowed refrain is a cathartic call to arms, perfect for hands in the air euphoria.
VOIVOD Launches First Single And Video For “Planet Eaters” Off New Album ‘Synchro Anarchy’
Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators kick off the campaign for their new studio album Synchro Anarchy, scheduled for worldwide release on February 11th, 2022 via Century Media Records.