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Chicago rapper, actor, and activist Vic Mensa has shared a surprise four song EP for Valentine’s Day. Though perhaps best known for his incisive political insights and adept mic skills, Vino Valentino demonstrates the breadth of his musical range via a collection of outright love songs that lean as much on his skills as a singer and songwriter as his gift for delivering rapidfire bars. The EP also acts as a showcase for his ever-growing talents as a producer, with Vic providing the beats for standout tracks “D’ussé Tears (feat. Dixson & Malik Yusef)” and “Can I Call U Baby (feat. Peter CottonTale)” (in collaboration with Peter CottonTale, and Stefan Ponce, the latter of whom also provided the production for “Alone Wit U” and “Cancer (Interlude)”).
THICK Share New Track “Love You Forever” Out Now
Today, Brooklyn DIY punk band THICK share their new song “Love You Forever.” The track is the first song released by the band since their critically acclaimed debut album 5 Years Behind (2020). Referring to the track as their “first honest love song,” the band originally wrote the song as a gift for a friend’s wedding this past year. “It’s about unconditional love and getting through the hard times — knowing that love transcends all of life’s chapters,” adds THICK. “The song is meant to encapsulate the idea of loving your partners, your friends, and most of all loving yourself.“
JC STEWART DEBUTS NEW SINGLE “LOVE LIKE THAT”
“Love Like That” expresses an intimate, all-encompassing emotion within a soaring production. Passionately heartfelt yet introspective and tender, JC’s magnetic voice delivers a heartfelt apology to a love interest for not being there when it really mattered. His words are supported by a potent pop hook, swooning backing vocals and shimmering beats. While the song’s remorse is undeniable, there’s a positive feeling that this relationship can move onto a brighter future.
FOSCOR Shares New Music Video for Song, “Misofonia”
Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR is now sharing a stunning new music video for the song “Misofonia” to celebrate the band’s 20 year anniversary! The track previously only appeared on bonus physical editions of the band’s 2017 opus, ‘Les Irreals Visions,’ and had not been released digitally.
Sid Batham – ‘Higher Love’ via Good Love Records OUT NOW
The track started life like all of Sid’s songs; at his home studio and was finished and mixed by Rob Brinkmann at Kite Yard, Battersea. All parts are played by Sid himself, co-producing the record alongside Brinkmann. Music video on the way soon…
Tomato Flower Share Video for “Lover’s Arc” off Debut EP ‘Gold Arc’ (out now)
Baltimore band Tomato Flower released their debut EP Gold Arc, a six-song milieu of blissed out pop-rock that tackles themes of anxious futures, sustainable paradise, and endless love, all wrapped in a heady existentialism that begs the question: what is a Utopia and how does it exist?
NEW MUSIC: Camden UK alt rock band Wax On Water drop new track ‘You Know When You Know’ as an alternative love song for Valentine’s…
Eli Young Band Has the “Love Talking”
Manhattan-based pop artist MuMu has a talent for finding guardian angels. Growing up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in a house bursting with women — so much so that her family nicknamed it The Brothel — the young musician found early guidance in artists like Pink and Elton John, spangled pop stars who made her feel less alone in a home rife with addiction and mental illness. “Pink just spoke to this angsty child who was growing up in an environment that felt completely out of control,” MuMu says.
ABOVE SNAKES Release Horror Infused Music Video for “The Broken Ones;”
grentperez shares joyous new single ‘Why I Love You’ PLUS his debut EP is OUT NOW
Today rising artist grentperez unveils his incredible new single ‘Why I Love You’ taken from his debut EP ‘Conversations With The Moon’ OUT NOW!
TAEYEON RELEASES NEW ALBUM AND SINGLE, “INVU”
The new single “INVU” is a house-influenced dance-pop track with an alluring ambiance created by the soft, dreamy synth sounds and flute melody in the chorus. The high-pitched melodies showcase the storytelling of the lyrics, along with TAEYEON’s impressive vocals and expressions. Throughout the 13-track album, she explores various sounds and genres from R&B to pop-punk, including the fan favorite disco-pop track “Weekend,” which she released as a single in 2021.
DEANTE’ HITCHCOCK RELEASES “NECK UP” OFF FORTHCOMING ‘EVERYDAY THE 14TH’ EP
KEM RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “STUCK ON YOU”
Nashville-born and Detroit-raised singer, songwriter, and producer KEM remains one of the most vibrant and vital voices in 21st century R&B. His catalog comprises classics such as the gold-certified Kemistry , the platinum-certified Album II , and the gold-certified Intimacy: Album III . Meanwhile, Promise To Love  marked his second #1 debut on the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart and third consecutive Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200. He has sold out shows worldwide and garnered hundreds of millions of streams. He reached another critical milestone with 2020’s Love Always Wins, setting the stage for more to come from KEM.