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Riser House Artist Jordana Bryant Embraces Her Vulnerable Side on Self-Titled Debut EP Available Today

Breakout country/pop artist Jordana Bryant has released her debut EP, via Riser House, today Friday, April 21. Produced by Seth Mosley, the EP features 6 songs co-written by Jordana, including the previously released “Penniless & Broke,” co-produced by Tom Jordan of Seaforth, which was featured by Billboard as a Must Hear New Country Song. The EP adds a new layer to Jordana’s artistry as she dives into a variety of topics ranging from mental health to heartbreak. From start to finish, the project captures Jordana’s lyrical prowess with a rare sense of wisdom and relatability that her fans have come to know and love.

South-East London rapper KAYORALPHA recalls his adversities across the emotive rap cut “Midnight Calls”

Excluding an unrelenting cadence that depicts the vigorous sounds of South East London, “Midnight Calls” emerges as another incendiary drill offering from the 21-year-old rapper and creative. Manoeuvring across emotive guitar licks and sharp percussive textures, KayOrAlpha envisions the trials and tribulations faced through inner-city life, balancing disruptive influences with a crystal-clear focus and ability to distil a new generation of youth culture flourishing across his city and beyond. Brought to life with a gritty official music video, the young talent’s story-telling lyricism seamlessly shines with atmosphere and intent, as he reconciles the pressures experienced on the roads with an enlightened approach – a truly inspiring new name on a direct path to regaining breakout status in the UK landscape.

Helen Kelter Skelter Announce “Chroma Crawl” for June Release

DC The Don Shares “12AM,” a Late Night Dispatch from ‘FUNERAL’

DC The Don dazzles with his ambitious concepts and versatile vocals, absorbing sounds from various styles and molding them as he sees fit. Sharing a wistful and defiant dispatch from tour life, DC shares “12AM,” the latest single from his upcoming album FUNERAL. A dramatic and propulsive anthem for late nights, “12AM” combines rippling pianos with heavy-duty percussion, augmenting the hook with a seven-beat snare pattern to launch the song into the stratosphere. Alternating plaintive melodies and hard-nosed rhymes, the Milwaukee native tells a tale of missed calls and five star flexes, as he reflects on the highs and lows of life on the road: “You can’t meet me in my motherf*cking city, I be hardly there.”

New songs from Alex Ebert and Luluc out now!

Alex Ebert’s latest song To Feel Alive was written for the documentary “The Last Ecstatic Days”. The film tells the story of Ethan Sisser, a brain cancer patient who turns to social media for community and support during his journey towards death. Alex was inspired when asked to write for this film, as “Reckoning with mortality has always played a central role in my creativity, so to participate in such a raw and true instance of such a reckoning is really special to me.”


Boasting glitch effect layers combined with the duo’s dizzying raps and punk rock abandon, “LUCK1” is a shape-shifting banger that demands motion. WHOKILLEDXIX Completely mixed, mastered, produced, and written by the duo, the track oscillates between distorted guitars, urgent drums and feverish club fare.

iann dior RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘leave me where you found me’

On leave me where you found me, iann reunites with Internet Money, bringing the producer collective into the folds of his genre-bending world that blurs the lines between hip-hop, alt-pop/rock, and beyond. The album features twelve tracks, including previously released singles “do it all” and “10×3.”

Rising Country Music Artist Rob Wolf Delivers New Autobiographical Single, “How I Live My Life”

A personal anthem of sorts, Wolf obviously had an enjoyable time writing the new music, as it includes a lot of fun elements, such as boyhood trouble in the great outdoors. A trip down memory lane that allows fans the opportunity to get to know both the young Wolf, and the grownup version, via his own words.

Out today: Victoria Bailey (classic country/Americana) “A Cowgirl Rides On” (single)

Classic country singer-songwriter Victoria Bailey has released her new single, “A Cowgirl Rides On,” today! It is the title track from her forthcoming album (out later this year). Recommended if you like: Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris.

In his new song “BLUFF,” Wesley Adams Cook explores the struggles of endless desire

Today, upcoming indie musician Wesley Adams Cook is excited to release “Bluff”, the first single from his upcoming EP.

“Bluff” describes the battles one may face while searching for inner fulfillment. With this, Wesley Adams Cook creates an anthemic rock song that speaks to a mantra many can resonate with. One which salutes the concern that chasing more will never yield the satisfaction humans desperately crave.


“When I’m trying to decide which songs to record, I typically base it off of how many times I play it in my truck. This song survived that test and I’m so happy it did,” said Rodgers. “‘Built For Heartbreak’ makes you FEEL the emotions of the lyrics. It takes you down the path of someone flirting with rock bottom and makes you feel like you’re right there with them. Whether you’re in that or not, anyone can relate to being in a similar season of life. As a songwriter, this is one that I wish I would’ve written.”

RVSHVD ft. Willie Jones & Blanco Brown “For My Dawgs”

Today, RVSHVD releases “For My Dawgs” featuring Willie Jones and Blanco Brown. The track comes via Penthouse South/Sumerian Records and is an empowering anthem about the unity and brotherhood between three of country music’s most prominent African Americans. All three artists have genre-blending careers and “For My Dawgs” is no exception featuring the soul of country with underlying hip-hop and rap vibes.

New Music: JEROME FORDE releases self-titled debut album today

Jerome Forde, out today via Toronto’s (weewerk), heralds the arrival of a vital new voice on the Americana scene; imagine what a collaboration between Elliott Smith and Townes Van Zandt might have sounded like and you have some idea of Jerome’s sound and songwriting style. But given his relative isolation in his home base of Traverse City, Michigan, Jerome has additionally become a skilled jack-of-all-recording-trades, playing each instrument on the album himself as he crafted its 10 tracks in his basement studio over a three-month period last fall in between shifts at the local post office.

Sweden’s The Sweet Serenades shares lyric video for new single “Don’t Cry”

It’s been three years since Swedish one man-band The Sweet Serenades released his last album, City Lights. An album filled with dark synths and programmed beats that got more than 2.5 million streams on Spotify. Now the band is back with a more playful sound and a more guitar-based album.

Konyikeh Shares Mesmerizing Debut Single “Sorrow”

Radiating a quiet power often sought after, Konyikeh harnesses her musical prowess for what is an astounding debut. Proficient at violin, piano and voice she has an anchoring of musical knowledge that allows her the freedom to bare her soul.

Sparks share new song, “Veronica Lake”; lyric video streaming now

Sparks have shared “Veronica Lake,” the second track from their hugely anticipated 26th studio album, The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte, due Friday, May 26 via Island Records. The song is available at all DSPs now and a companion lyric video is streaming via YouTube. This musical account of the actress Veronica Lake, and her peek-a-boo hairstyle, once again displays Sparks’ seemingly ceaseless ability to craft complete, intricately detailed stories within perfect three-minute pop masterpieces.

Promising Country Music Singer-Songwriter Taylon Hope Releases Sentimental Graduation Single, “The Day”

“The Day” is a song that Taylon hopes so many graduates can relate to as they think back on their high school experience and share this milestone with the ones they love most. It’s about painting faces and rival football games, first dances, winning the tug, late nights trying to study, but just talking instead. It’s making State, beach trips, bonfires, driving to school for the first time, surviving a pandemic while still going to school, first dates, first heartbreaks and surviving States. Helping each other through the highs and lows and carrying each other on to the finish line every time. It’s a turning point in the lives of graduating seniors and they approach adulthood. Graduation Day is “The Day” everyone plans for! The day shared with parents, families, teachers and closest friends. It’s one of those moments frozen in time that no one will ever forget. Each student arrives at “The Day” in different ways, but in the end everyone accomplishes it together. Entering Kindergarten seems so far away now, as the entire class moves on. “The Day” that’s been waited for forever is finally here!

Since My Beloved release dark metalcore EP, One Day Away, on DAZE

Fort Worth, TX metalcore outfit Since My Beloved join the DAZE records roster today with the release of their new EP, One Day Away. The four tracks document anguish and loss, building on a darker sound. The band pulls influences from bands like Prayer For Cleansing and 7 Angels 7 Plagues, and draws comparison to modern acts like Wristmeetrazor and labelmates A Mourning Star. The EP came together in different sessions over the course of a year, creating songs off specific riffs that make the guitar work a standout. The vocals are rightfully abrasive and the only reprieve of the heavy record comes in a brief melodic moment on “My Heartache Is Measured By The Acre.”

Ivan Neville Releases His First Solo Album In Nearly 20 Years

After a nearly 20 year wait, Ivan Neville has released ‘Touch My Soul,’ his new solo album, out today via Mascot Label Group / The Funk Garage. The 10-song collection is a celebration of Neville’s emotional and spiritual journey as an artist, a human, a father, and a man; featuring special guest appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Aaron Neville, Cyril Neville, Trombone Shorty, David Shaw and members of Preservation Hall. Touch My Soul is available now to purchase/stream HERE.

THE PEARL HARTS — Release ‘Love, Chaos’ album Today || Watch “Baby Chaos” Video Now

SE London rock duo – THE PEARL HARTS – have unveiled their new track “Baby Chaos”, arriving alongside their long-awaited second album ‘Love, Chaos’ (out 21 April, via Double Bang Records).

Donna Missal announces new album ‘Revel’ and explores acceptance with new single “Out Of Me”

Co-written with Swedish-American producer/ songwriter Marcus Andersson (Demi Lovato, Monsta X, Rina Sawayama), and produced both by Andersson and Billboard (Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Robyn), “Out Of Me” is a delicious dancefloor ready, electro-pop tune. The pulsating beat is the centerpiece of the hypnotic production, with gentle synths accentuating Donna’s ethereal vocal performance. Her evocative tonality perfectly delivers the pleading lyrics, “Honestly, It takes it out of me; Reaching for a light, When it goes suddenly out.”

New Music: NADJIWAN pays tribute to Northern Ontario roots on The Great Sea out today

The ever-prolific, Toronto-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer NADJIWAN (aka Marc Meriläinen) returns today with The Great Sea, arguably his most personal collection of original material to date, inspired by and made in his hometown, Thunder Bay, Ontario. Meriläinen’s roots are deeply entrenched in northern Ontario, as he is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Cape Croker, and has family living on Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, an Ojibway First Nation located on the shores of Whitefish Lake.

“The Last Kingdom: Destiny Is All” Album Out Now

Says Eivør of the album, “This project has changed my approach to my music, and reconnected me with certain parts of myself that I may have left behind at some point. I hope that the album helps The Last Kingdom come even more alive in the minds of people who love the series, but I also would love for them to form their own interpretations of the songs. I hope that in its own way, it can become part of the soundtrack to their lives.”

Innovative Metal Duo Xanxia Presents “Treta Yuga” Lyric Video

Malachy Tuohy Releases Comforting Debut Solo Single “Most Of The Time”

Folk-rock artist Malachy Tuohy has released his debut solo single, “Most Of The Time,” a wholesome, uplifting tune that reflects on the complexity of expressing our emotions, embracing our insecurities, and navigating life’s ups and downs. Known for his work in the Irish band The Riptide Movement, Tuohy has shared the track ahead of his upcoming debut solo album, I Cross This Universe, set for release later this year. “Most Of The Time” is now available to stream and download on all digital platforms.



The song is the beginning of a new era for Joy Anonymous, one that is set to push them to dizzying new heights following the last 12 months which have seen them named as one of Mixmag’s top live acts and championed by BBC Radio 1 as one of their Future Dance Stars.

Following Grey’s Anatomy Sync & Kaiser Chiefs Support, Acclaimed Duo Firewoodisland Shaine On ‘Looking For Love’

Fresh off the back of their recent TV sync on Grey’s Anatomy and show support Kaiser Chiefs in London, acclaimed folktronica duo Firewoodisland share the beautiful, delicate and beguiling new single ‘Looking For Love’, taken from an upcoming album due later this year.


“It’s a song of simplicity, down-homeness, and celebration. I think Zac and I find a lot of value in the simple things: Family and friends, and celebrating life is what it’s all about,” said Moon “This is about celebrating with all the people you love once you go to heaven.”


The Damned have just released a new video and track, “You’re Gonna Realise,” in advance of the forthcoming studio album from which the song is taken. Inspired by a theme of international espionage, the video is directed by Martin Gooch who is responsible for the recent A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND VAMPIRES concert film, as well as The Damned’s “Beware Of The Clown” and “The Invisible Man” videos. Click here to check it out.

Breakout Country Music Artist Marie Wise-Hawkins Releases Summertime Single, “Somewhere in Mexico”

Country music star-on-the-rise Marie Wise-Hawkins shines in her new single, “Somewhere in Mexico,” available today, Friday, April 21. Written while daydreaming of a trip to Mexico, Marie took her inspiration to the writing room for a Kenny Chesney-esque beach anthem, filled with soft guitar riffs and strong vocals. Co-written and produced by GRAMMY-nominated songwriter, Keith Hetrick along with Suzanne Harper, “Somewhere in Mexico” perfectly encapsulates the beachy daydreams that you can’t get out of your head after a vacation, longing for another moment of serenity amid the chaos of life at home.

New York-based Alternative Artist/Producer Elliot Moss Returns With Transcendent New Single “Altitude” 

Today, New York-based singer, songwriter, and producer Elliot Moss releases “Altitude,” his transcendent new single and first since 2020. Written about the blissfulness of letting go, “Altitude” captures the odd freedom in surrendering to the daze of depression, cinematically captured through its wistful, sonorous vocals, and brooding, saturated soundscape.


Today, GRAMMY® winner, multiple Billboard chart-topping artist, and international reggae icon Buju Bantonlights up a new single entitled “High Life” featuring Snoop Dogg—out now via Roc Nation Records/Gargamel Music/Def Jam Recordings. With its message of being above the clouds yet firmly grounded, “High Life” notably marks the first official collaboration between these two legendary trailblazers, tracing a direct line between Jamaica and the LBC for the first time.


Aliah Sheffield, the introspective singer-songwriter and instrumentalist who first gained notoriety with her viral hit “Earth is Ghetto,” now makes her major label debut with “Boo Boo The Fool,” available today via Def Jam Recordings. The track marks the first advance new music from THESE SONGS ARE FOR ANYONE SICK OF EARTH, Aliah’s upcoming EP set for May 26th release.

New Release From LOYAL LOBOS “Como Si Nada” Available on Saban Music Latin

After the success of her first Spanish language single “Funeral” under Saban Music Latin, Loyal Lobos is back with “Como Si Nada.” This latest single is a manifestation of joy in a moment of loss and change face soaked, dancing like nothing happened describes the theme of the song. Saying goodbye is always difficult and embracing change is scary but there needs to be hope in embracing new winds.

NEW MUSIC: Meticulous Audio Visual Artist mïus Releases ‘Feather ft. Amme’ (FFO: Moderat, Apparat, and DjRUM.)

Detail-oriented musician mïus released his new single, ‘Feather ft. Amme’, on the 21st of April via the label he founded, Théque Records. The intricate offering premiered on CLASH Magazine and follows his recently released song ‘Slow Burn’ ft. HALOSARA, which received early support from the Hungarian magazine Recorder.hu and is the second single shared from his upcoming 8-track album, Abstrakt, which is slated for release across digital platforms and vinyl on the 2nd of June.

THE 69 EYES: Death Of Darkness Full-Length Out Now; “This Murder Takes Two (Feat. Kat Von D)” Video/Single Now Playing + Gotta Rock USA Tour To Begin May 5th

Darkness is dead, long live the darkness! Today, THE 69 EYES’ new effort, Death Of Darkness sees the light of day via Atomic Fire Records. To celebrate the release of their thirteenth studio album, the Finnish gothic/glam goo-goo mucks have unveiled the official video for new track “This Murder Takes Two,” a special collaborative work featuring wonderful singer and tattoo artist, Kat Von D. Next to their unique brand of gloom and doom, of glam and wham, this song showcases the extraordinary nature of Death Of Darkness.

Alex Exists Releases the Perfect Spaghetti Western Meets Spy Revenge Film Theme Song, “With A Bang”

Alex Pulec (frontman of The Nursery and The Ruby Spirit) steps into his solo project, Alex Exists. His music is inspired by absurdism, hyper surrealism and optimistic nihilism with an acid tongue firmly planted in his cheek. He is fascinated by pop culture and ego. The signature of Alex’s creative work is his unique sonic touches, drum heavy rhythms and classic “pop through a blender” melodies.


“I made this song to talk about my experiences dealing with the duality of love. As great as the highs are there are lows that also come with,” says Fase Yoda. “If you notice on the chorus I’m singing two things at the same. Time to paint this duality ‘I’m in love with her’ and ‘I’m in love it hurts.’ This song is a staple representation of the theme I’m speaking on in Fallen Angel.”

New Album Release from Bella White ‘Among Other Things’ on Rounder / Concord

Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bella White has released her new album Among Other Things today via Rounder Records / Concord. The LP was produced by Jonathan Wilson (Angel Olsen, Father John Misty, Margo Price, Billy Strings) and features Buck Meek of Big Thief on guitar. Bella teased Among Other Things with a handful of songs that together give the listener a sense of Bella’s remarkable writing and life-long-honed skills as a bluegrass player.

New Music This Week from Everything But The Girl, The Mars Volta, St Paul & the Broken Bones and More

New Releases for April 21, 2023 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

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