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New Signing Braxton Cook Shares “The Same (feat. Marquis Hill)”
In 2015, he graduated from The Juilliard School, where he studied Jazz Composition. While a student at Juilliard, Braxton toured with Grammy Award-nominated trumpeter Christian Scott and has since toured and performed with Christian McBride Big Band, Jon Batiste, Tom Misch, and Marquis Hill, among others. Braxton has worked with Rihanna and Solange Knowles at the 2016 VMAs and contracted horn players for Solange’s live shows at the Guggenheim, Radio City Music Hall, and Afropunk Festival. Braxton has been featured on Phony Ppl’s album Mosaic and performed with them for their NPR Tiny Desk performance. In 2019, Braxton performed alongside Jon Batiste on the soundtrack for Pixar’s Oscar-winning film Soul.
Justin Bieber Protege EDDIE BENJAMIN & ALESSIA CARA Team For “Only You”
Leading things off is Capella, who slides into the bouncy bass as he lets loose a credo for all the ballers without borders: “Why would I take a shorty OT? / There’s already shorties OT / Why would I bring sand to the beach / When they’re all on me and they’re all OD?” For his part, Ty opens with a quippy rhetorical question about why he’d ever bring a baddie to Tulum. After all, they all go to Tulum. Playful and effortlessly stylish, “OT” emits energy and sunshine.
Rapper/TikTok star Lil XXEL feat’d in Luke Revyn’s New Single and Video, “White Lies”
Revyn cuts a striking first impression befitting of his painfully complicated past – but his story is also a triumphant one: a troubled teen who got the help he needed and bravely got on a plane to pursue his pop star dreams. He’s been releasing a steady stream of ultra-catchy, viscerally emotive singles over the past few months; a dizzying swirl of pop, hip-hop, EDM, R&B, punk, alternative, and indie, frothing over with energy and authenticity. “White Lies” follows the release of his recent single “Another Day,” a bittersweet rocker capturing adolescent alienation with grimy basslines, scratchy rock guitars, and rugged beats.
emlyn reveals stunning debut album “loneliest b!tch in america”// LISTEN HERE
LA based newcomer emlyn delivers on her early promise with the reveal of stunning debut album,. “loneliest b!tch in america”. An album built on the honeyed vocals, searingly honest songwriting and big room ready production that has seen emlyn cement herself as an artist to watch in 2022 and beyond, this project is a coming of age body of work from an artist who has developed a passionate fanbase over recent months.. Led by focus track “temporary funeral”, “loneliest b!tch in america” is a stellar introduction.
A trilingual anthem — Hindi, Spanish, and English — produced by top hit making producer/ artist Tainy (who has churned out hits with Bad Bunny, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Anuel, Rosalía, Daddy Yankee to name a few) “Voodoo” is a cautionary tale of lust and magic. The song’s supernatural theme is reflected in the striking, effects-filled video.
12AM Takes Listeners On A Sonic Journey Of Reflection With “Hollywood”
Rising artist 12AM has released his new single “Hollywood,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment Canada. The song, co-written and produced by Grammy-nominated producer John Feldmann (Blink 182, Avril Lavigne, Sueco), was inspired by the artist’s return home to Toronto after spending the past few years in Los Angeles. One of his most vulnerable tracks to date, “Hollywood” opens with an acoustic feel and slowly brings listeners into 12AM’s sonic journey of reflection, building into a driving hip-hop beat and an undeniably infectious drum-led drop.
TYLER BOOTH SHARES HEARTFELT MESSAGE TO HIS FATHER IN NEW SONG, “HEY DAD”
“I wrote ‘Hey Dad’ when I left the farm and moved to Nashville to chase a crazy dream,” Booth said. “It’s part of my story. My dad has always been there for me picking me up when I’m down and kicking me in the butt when I need it. Anytime I doubt myself, which is often, I just think about what dad would say and the lessons he’s taught me. I’m sure we all do that. ‘Hey Dad’ is for all you dads out there that love us more than anything and give us the opportunity to chase dreams.”
CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S NEW ALBUM DENIM & RHINESTONES OUT NOW
Multi-Platinum, 8-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood releases her highly anticipated new album Denim & Rhinestones today. Underwood kicked off her release celebration last night with a global Amazon Music livestream concert from The Historic Bell Tower in downtown Nashville. Fans around the world joined an intimate in-person audience to watch the concert via the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, the Amazon Music Mobile App, and on Prime Video globally.
XXXTENTACION’S LOOK AT ME: THE ALBUM OUT NOW
XXXTentacion gave a voice to his generation. The creative force born Jahseh Onfroy has emerged as one of the most influential artists of this century with over 60 million records sold in the United States and tens of billions of global streams. His uncanny, undeniable, and unsurpassed hybrid of hip-hop, alternative, rock, indie, punk, and electronic hyper-charged a series of culture-shaking chart-topping albums, beginning with the double-platinum 17 .
OUT NOW: Steady Legend Releases New Single “Bad Boy” From Forthcoming EP “Say Hey”
Austin’s Steady Legend are back with their highly anticipated EP, titled Say Hey. The 4-track EP will be the band’s first recorded release with lead singer Analysa Gonzales; giving the band a more soul/R&B/pop and rock sound, but keeping the signature Steady Legend grooves intact. The results are upbeat, infectious, and funky. The first single “Bad Boy” is a perfect example of the band’s new sound.
KIDD KENN RELEASES VIDEO FOR “BODY” VIA 4TH & BROADWAY/DEF JAM RECORDINGS
“‘Body’ is a song meant to make people feel really good about their bodies, to really let go of their insecurities and feel confident in themselves,” Kenn says of his newest track. “It’s really about supporting people in doing what they want for themselves to feel as confident as possible.”
NIKI TO EMBARK ON NEARLY FULLY SOLD OUT HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN “THE NICOLE TOUR”
Today, Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter, and producer NIKI announces her first North American headlining tour “The Nicole Tour.” The tour will kick off in Vancouver, BC on September 8th, stopping in major cities including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, some of which the key markets had sold-out in the first hour of their presales earlier this week. As of general onsale this morning, NIKI has nearly sold out the entire tour with the exception of a few remaining tickets.
Thomas Abban Shares Single + Video “Be Loved”, New Single Out Today | AMBIENIC EP Out June 24th
Sleep Signals Release Haunting New Music Video for Single “The Return”
“We are so very excited to finally share this music video with you! This is the first thing we’ve released since the bus accident and it’s ironic that even though we filmed this early last year, the single is appropriately named ‘The Return.’ It marks our comeback and speaks to the adversity that we’ve pushed through on what has now become several unfortunate occasions, so we are very proud of it. We worked so hard on this video and it is the most impressive thing we’ve done to date. We can’t wait until you see it!” says the band’s frontman Robert Cosgrove.
Magnolia Park Release ‘Heart Eater’ EP And Share New Music Video
Today, Florida based Magnolia Park have dropped a new EP called ‘Heart Eater’ via Epitaph Records. Produced by Mat Malpass, Andrew Wade and Andy Karpovck, the 4 tracks are an upbeat whirlwind of alt-leaning pop-punk, including the recent singles “Feel Something” featuring Mayday Parade frontman Derek Sanders, and “Tokyo” featuring Bad Suns’ Christo Bowman.
Award-winning Ghanaian songbird Gyakie unveils her first music installment of the year, a song titled “Something,” live across all digital streaming platforms now. Released worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment West Africa/ RCA UK/ Epic US/ Flip The Music, the track is produced by Nigerian hitmaker – P.Prime, whose impressive resume of hits includes Wizkid, Asa, Fireboy DML, and DJ Cuppy. Gyakie’s expression on the Banku sound is pure joy and her delicious minty vocals arrive summer-ready.
MOD SUN is back with “Perfectly Imperfect”, a pop-punk anthem just in time for the summer
“Is it not strange that “I’m Perfect” and “Imperfect” are spelled the exact same way?”, said MOD SUN. “There’s a message in that….we are all perfect just the way we are. Growing up in this day and age, it’s hard to not compare our lives to others. “Perfectly Imperfect” is a self love anthem about embracing yourself and your differences. We are all special. I’ll never be exactly like my idols and heroes and that’s amazing because I am ME! Also, It’s summertime and all we are hearing is sad songs…the world needs some happiness right now.”
NIKO MOON DROPS COASTIN’ EP AND “EASY TONIGHT” VIDEO
Olmo shares his wonderful sophomore album ‘The Trunk’
“My music is about creating a temporary dream space that people can escape into. It’s a safe place where complex issues are sweetened up and turned into these little ear worms.”
Bearing an escape route from the trials of daily life, the world through Olmo’s music is much more palatable, even when he’s tackling the heaviest of issues.
THE CHAINSMOKERS & SHIP WREK SHARE NEW DELUXE TRACK ‘THE FALL’
OUT NOW: Myd releases new single ‘Domino’ feat. Tom MacFarland of Jungle
‘Domino’ is the new single by French indie-dance artist Myd, and it features production courtesy of Tom MacFarland from the acclaimed UK duo Jungle. It is out now via Ed Banger Records / Because Music.
The official video, also out now, was made by renowned YouTube creator Robert Carlson of 5MadMovieMakers – one of the world’s most renowned Hot Wheels experts in the world. It features a first-person journey of a Hot Wheels toy car as it races along a track, winding through gardens, bedrooms, beaches – and even past Myd himself.
CARMEN DELEON SHARES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “MALA MEMORIA”
“‘Mala Memoria’ is about that type of relationship that is very intense, that you feel you can still fight for. Forgetting the stuff that is bad and seeing the possibility of living to make new, good memories,” says Carmen DeLeon.
Boston Heavy Rockers MAMMOTHOR Drop a Brand New Single “BURY THE MOTIVE”
taking shape for 2022, including shows with Drowning Pool, Ill Nino, Hed(PE) and Sumo Cyco, the band has been busy producing new material and playing around the Northeast. Mammothor entered The Halo Studio in Windham, ME to record with Kevin Billingslea (Lamb of God) and Chillhouse Studios in Charlestown, MA with Will Holland (Fall Out Boy) for recording and tapped Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall), at Planet Z in Hadley, MA to mix and master.
Kitt Releases Captivating New Video and Single
Her new single, “State of Mind” is a song about Kitt and her journey through depression. Even when she was young, she was very aware of her inner feelings and how different I was to the people around her. Last year, she was hearing a lot about the idea of working with one’s inner child, and Kitt almost felt like her inner child wrote this tune. You can hear her in the chorus – she’s talking to the adults around her, wishing they could help her understand her state of mind.
Today the Boston indie rock outfit The Q-Tip Bandits are thrilled to share their new album Melancholy Flowers, available wherever music is streamed or sold. The album’s release follows the release of singles “Better Place”, “Chasing Cars” and “Daisy”.