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GRAMMY AWARD WINNER ROSALÍA TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘MOTOMAMI’ ON MARCH 18TH
Says Rosalía, “Nombrar mi siguiente single “SAOKO” y samplear a Yankee y Wisin para mí es el homenaje más directo que puedo hacer al reggaeton clásico, un género que amo y que es una constante y gran inspiración a lo largo de todo el proyecto de MOTOMAMI.
Feel-good Aussie Anthem // Irresistible New Single
Meeking’s latest single “Better!” narrates two people who’ve always been friends, but often flirted with being more. Finally accepting the truth that they’ve always been better together and letting go of their fear, the track is an uplifting anthem, described as the musical equivalent of a street party. “Better!” also touches on the idea of not wasting time, as well as the underlying longing and frustration Meeking was feeling being separated from friends and family during lockdowns.
Swedish alt-pop artist Skott shares music video for ‘Rule The World’ – 03.02.22
Today, critically acclaimed Swedish singer, songwriter, and producer Skott shares her mesmerising music video for latest release ‘Rule The World’. ‘Rule The World’ is the lead single from the artist’s new seven-track concept EP ‘A Letter From The Universe’ released January 21st via Cosmos/Safari Riot.
Marillion release “infectious” new single “Murder Machines” from their upcoming studio album as well as the highly topical accompanying video.
Marillion share their deep reflection on human interaction in the current global situation with their most upbeat single in many years.
The band’s 20th studio album “An Hour Before It’s Dark” will be released on March 4th, 2022.
About ‘Stay of Execution’, STONE AXE founder and multi-instrumentalist Tony Reed says: “Stay of Execution is an album of unreleased recordings and tracks we like that were hidden in the grooves of vinyl that was released in very limited numbers with little or no promotion. All songs were recorded between 2008 and 2011 and cover a wide spectrum of styles in that seventies vein that we were known for. The musical concepts of proto-metal, southern rock, psychedelic rock, and folk rock are well explored in this collection. Seven of the eight tracks on the album feature the usual studio collaboration of Reed / Brinkerhoff, while the last song includes all four members of the live band. I feel like these tracks are as strong as anything on our other long players. It’s great to see them finally get released.”
Chō Tokimeki Sendenbu releases a new song “Cupid in Love” for Valentine’s Day
Chō Tokimeki Sendenbu released a new song “Cupid in Love” on Wednesday, February 2, and the music video is now available on their official YouTube channel.
“Chō Tokimeki Sendenbu – Cupid in Love” Music video
Today, multi-instrumentalist and producer GRiZ has teamed up with French producer CloZee on “Color of Your Soul,” the much anticipated collaboration between two long time friends, and fans, of one another.
After months of teasing the track out live at multiple shows, the track arrives via CloZee’s label imprint Odyzey Music. GRiZ describes the track best: “It’s lush, bangin, big, deep, colorful, victorious, and heart expanding.”
Valkyrie Share New Single “Yaddy Ya”
New Zealand duo Valkyrie have returned with their brand-new single, “Yaddy Ya”. Despite only bursting on the scene a few years ago, they’ve already had plenty of success in their homeland, which includes a nationwide tour, multiple festival appearances and their debut EP topping the charts. With “Yaddy Ya”, the duo look set to capitalise on their momentum and reach even greater heights.
Singer-Songwriter Kenny Foster Pays Homage To His Roots With The Release Of His Latest Single
Rising singer-songwriter, Kenny Foster, has released his latest single, “Somewhere In Middle America,” available on all digital streaming platforms and digital download now. The warm-hearted track paints a picture of a rural landscape where small town folks live simple lives, learning life’s biggest lessons – a place somewhere in middle America. The title track off Kenny’s upcoming album, due out in early summer, builds a sense of community and sets the scene for the album’s other tracks to exist within.
keshi Heads to Malibu in “TOUCH” – The Dreamy & Romantic New Video Single Out Now
Speaking on the track, Kogon wrote, “‘Barbed Wire’ is a song about accepting love, denying love, unrequited love, infatuation, and coming out of the closet. It’s inspired by two friends exchanging songs they write as coded love letters. One friend wants their love to come off the page and the other friend can only express their true feelings in song. Running away with or from someone who isn’t emotionally available can get you tangled in the barbed wire fences they put up at the first signs of vulnerability, so I chose that as the title of the song. The one friend trying to move forward is asking (rhetorically) ‘Is this love? Is this love? I need to know right now…and could you even tell me right now.’ They already know the answer: Sometimes there isn’t a happy ending or closure; sometimes we get burnt like tires, and that’s ok.”
MOONLIGHT HAZE release “It’s Insane” video
MOONLIGHT HAZE have released a video for the song “It’s Insane”, third single taken from the new album “Animus”, set to be released on March 18th 2022 via Scarlet Records.
ARIZONA ZERVAS CELEBRATES FAVORITE ROCKSTARS ON NEW SINGLE “BAND$”
“BAND$” follows up Arizona Zervas’ “SNOWMAN,” “C U L8R” and “Still Breathing” which was his first musical offering since the release of “RIP,” “NIGHTRIDER,” and “24”. Zervas’ certified gold hit “FML” has surpassed over 200 million combined streams worldwide and followed hot on the heels of “ROXANNE.” The billion-streamed smash has been certified 5x platinum, reached Top 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100, hit #1 on rhythmic radio and received a remix featuring Swae Lee.
Trip Carter shares new single “Excuses”
Los Angeles singer-songwriter, producer, rapper, and “musician’s musician” Trip Carter returns with his new single “Excuses” out now via Boom.Records. Produced entirely by Carter, the single kicks off with a funky chord progression and delves into an energetic late 90’s Pop/R&B tinged production providing the perfect base for Carter’s songwriting to shine. “Excuses” finds the charismatic crooner denying his infidelity by taking a page out of Shaggy’s playbook as he tries to save face and tells white lies with his tongue-in-cheek lyricism.
LOVE SICK RELEASE NEW SONG ‘RUN OUT OF LOVE’
Scottish alt-pop duo LOVE SICK were greeted with a wave of tastemaker attention for their colossal debut single ‘Bullet’ and their ‘No Sleep’ EP. Then they retreated as they immersed themselves in carefully identifying and curating every aspect of the artistry. That attention to detail informs every element of their output, from their diversity of influences to their scope of their ambitions and the aesthetic world around their music.
JAX JONES RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “WHERE DID YOU GO?” FEATURING MNEK, VIA ASTRALWERKS
GRAMMY® and BRIT-nominated producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist Jax Jones reunites with GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter MNEK on the euphoric banger “Where Did You Go?” Paying tribute to the iconic genre Eurodance – which originated in the late 1980s and reflected a collective desire to have fun, party and be happy after a period of strife in Europe – “Where Did You Go?” reflects a similar mood for the world in 2022, with people desperate to feel joyous again and be able to celebrate with unity + togetherness. MNEK’s emotional vocals tell a poignant tale of a search for the partner that inexplicably left him alone on the dancefloor as Jax conjures up an indelible hook that’s every bit as mesmerizing as the one that got away. MNEK featured alongside Mike Dunn on one of Jax’s earliest hits, 2016’s “House Work,” and they’ve since written numerous songs together. Released today via Astralwerks, “Where Did You Go?” is available for download / streaming.
KARLEY SCOTT COLLINS’ DEBUT SONG “HEAVENLY” – AVAILABLE NOW
“It means everything to me to get my music out into the world. It’s the product of years going through journal after journal and breaking guitar strings,” Karley said. “I’m thrilled that ‘Heavenly’ is the song that will introduce my music to the world.”
Out Now – Grammy Winning Guitarist Eric Krasno Releases New Solo Album, ‘Always’
Eric Krasno consecrates, commends, and celebrates the permanence of family on his fourth full-length solo album, ‘Always,’ out today via Mascot Label Group. Across ten tracks with inimitable instrumentation, eloquent songcraft, and raw honesty, the Soulive and Lettuce co-founder, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter-producer defines himself as not only an artist, but also as a husband, father, and man. “Before 2020, I was having a good time, but I wasn’t grounded at all,” he explains. “I was going from gig to gig. I was always running around without a purpose. During the last year, I found my people in terms of my wife and son. I’ve created a family who will always be there for me. That’s what the album is about.”
Dollaz Da Barba & Arichussettes Highlight Their City With New Video “Dollaz Is Back”
Crystal Starr new single “Head Over Heels” is out today
WARNER RECORDS INTRODUCES R&B SONGSTRESS LAYA; DROPS NEW SINGLE “BRAG”
On “Brag,” LAYA’s slinky, ’90s-indebted vocals echo through a minimal but booming soundscape as she issues a status check: “Seems so sad, think of friends I had / Won’t rub it in, baby, ’cause I got class / Don’t wanna brag when I get the big bag.” Aided by smartly utilized reverb and delicately layered harmonies, LAYA’s voice floats across the track as she speaks her success into existence. Then there’s the song’s esteemed guest, Fivio Foreign—a drill star thriving in an entirely new context, with LAYA providing angelic ad libs and coos behind his appropriately boastful verse.
Artist: Trad – Album: Toxic
My latest release is called “TOXIC. Sitting at home thinking about my past relationships which none of them worked out. I begin to ask myself “Am I the toxic one”? So in the song I was talking about a specific relationship I jumped into after a real hard break up. I tried not to be too detailed in the song, but like I said earlier I wanted to be very authentic.
Monument In Time is the latest brand new Conception track from the forthcoming release of the ‘State of Deception’ deluxe album. Vocalist Roy Khan describes it as ‘a compressed document of joy, challenges and hardships we have encountered and overcome as a band. It also constitutes the spirit of which we approach every song we make.’ Describing the writing process, guitarist Tore Østby explained ‘When composing this piece I combined my love for orchestral music and dramatic choirs with hard rock. It’s an exciting way of writing that I am exploring, which also allows me to expand my expression. We are super proud of it and curious about how it will be perceived!’
AIRACOBRA Releases Pummeling and Dastardly Title Track “Midwestern Steel” Today
Today, AIRACOBRA released “Midwestern Steel,” the dastardly and pummeling title track and first single from the upcoming album Midwestern Steel. This is AIRACOBRA’s first full length album. The band has previously released three EPs and several singles. The single is available now on all the major streaming services: Spotify, Apple, Amazon.