Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

JESS YAFFA RELEASES SONG & VIDEO FOR “TAYLOR” TODAY FROM ‘THOUGHTS THAT KEEP ME UP AT NIGHT’ OUT AUGUST 6

Nineteen-year-old singer and songwriter Jess Yaffa releases the second song and video from her upcoming sophomore EP produced by Grammy-winning producer Scott Jacoby (Coldplay, Janelle Monáe, Jason Mraz, John Legend) and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer, Emily Lazar (David Bowie, Foo Fighter, Sonic Youth.). “Taylor” will be released on June 18. Stream it here: https://linktr.ee/jessyaffa When…

Versa the Band Release ‘Free Thinker’

FREE THINKER dives into the beauty of our world from the perspective of a self-proclaimed “Free Thinker” as discussed in the prologue of the album. This album holds up a mirror to society by showing the trials and tribulations of everyday people, the disparity of love and the world as we know it changing forever.…

@skopemag news – wednesday – june 23, 2021 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – june 23, 2021 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Kidd Kenn New Video ‘Moves’ Kidd Kenn, the 18-year-old critically acclaimed Chicago hip-hop sensation who has forged his own unique path and has created a safe space through his music for himself and his fans, releases the official music…

Richard Schroder Presents New Album ‘The Stillness’

Richard Schroder opens his EP, The Stillness, appropriately with a song called “We All Start Somewhere.” After all, even the greatest human accomplishments have a starting point. With this upbeat track, this country singer sings about the way very beginnings can sometimes be rocky. But just because this genesis is not exactly smooth sailing, is…

@skopemag news – wednesday – june 23, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope KIEFER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM COMING AUGUST 27 ON STONES THROW Los Angeles artist Kiefer has shared “When There’s Love Around”, the title track of his forthcoming album, out August 27 on Stones Throw. “When There’s Love Around” — a cover of a Crusaders song from 1974 — offers a sweet reminder…

FREYA BEER – Reveals tempestuous new single & video: “The Calm Before The Storm”

Directly following on from “The Siren”, this is the inevitable destiny. A swirling maelstrom of feedback-fried guitars and ground-splitting percussion, the South Coast singer stands amidst it all with a towering vocal performance that hooks and haunts with perilous intent. Said to draw its inspiration from “the association of feminine energy and the phases of…

@skopemag news – tuesday – june 22, 2021 @ 7 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – june 22, 2021 @ 7 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Tom Macdonald Trolls “Snowflakes” & Then the Charts, Crashing The Billboard Hot 100 & Scoring Three Billboard #1 Entries This Week The independent rapper, internet-breaking firebrand, and counterculture force of nature has landed on multiple charts this week with…

@skopemag news – tuesday – june 22, 2021 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – june 22, 2021 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope EDEN: Cvlt Nation premieres “Gehenna” from blackened noise / post-metal project [Announcement + Promo] “The First Circle” is the debut album by Blackened Noise / Post-Metal project EDEN. The album is set to be released in digital format via…

Creative Force Wendy Starland Releases New Single, “The Finish Line”

A true renaissance woman, Wendy Starland has delivered the highest standard of excellence in multiple creative disciplines for years. Starting with her discovery and development of Lady Gaga, to her successful international modeling career, Wendy has established herself as a one of a kind creative soul. Her new single, “The Finish Line”, available now through…

Ashley Riley explores matters of the heart and friendship on stunning new “dreamy Americana” album, “Set You Free”

Americana/folk/pop singer-songwriter Ashley Riley sat down recently with @skopemag to talk about her music around the release of her new album, “Set You Free” (out now). @skopemag: Your new album is amazing. We really love “Second Guessing.” What is the story behind that song? Ashley: Thanks! It’s a really special group of songs to me.…

@skopemag news – tuesday – june 22, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – june 22, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope NAO RELEASES NEW SINGLE “MESSY LOVE” Following her acclaimed release “Antidote” ft. Adekunle Gold and her 2020 hit “Woman” ft. Lianne La Havas, the songstress graces us with this new single in her signature ethereal style, musing about the…

UK Soul Crooner Miles Pascall Reveals Impressive New Single “Faith Over Fear”

Rising London-based singer-songwriter Miles Pascall is the latest artist to emerge from the UK’s resurgent soul/R&B scene, and he’s making an impressive statement with new independently released single “Faith Over Fear”, a gripping soul-drenched ballad. Having toured some of the world’s biggest arenas as a drummer for Cosha/Bonzai and been a session musician for many…

Blake Red Breaks Boundaries With Striking Single ‘The Cradle’

Blake Red is the fearless force to be setting the metal world on fire right now. Her latest single ‘The Cradle’ is a defiantly dynamic track, showcasing the more hardcore edges of her artist persona. It comes off the back of her previous single this year ‘Follow Me’. ‘The Cradle’ is an effortless evolution for…

New Video By 4Pack Boss “Johnny Dang”

Sometimes when a newcomer debuts in the music industry, it seems like they’ve been there all along. New artists just keep coming out the wood work and they just keep getting better and better – like 4Pack Boss. The Florida native is only a couple tracks deep and he’s already making a huge impact. From…

Kate Havnevik releases pulsating new single ‘Into Dark’

Norwegian experimental artist, composer, producer and musician Kate Havnevik has released her brand new single ‘Into Dark’, the latest song to be taken from her forthcoming album out this autumn. ‘Into Dark’ is a pulsating electronic pop track, where warped synths are paired with soaring yet eerily twisted vocals all met with pounding industrial tones.…

@skopemag news – monday – june 21, 2021 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – june 21, 2021 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Lakes Share New Single “Matches” The track features dreamy vocals from glockenspiel player and keyboardist Blue Jenkins, and addresses the volatile political discourse that has occurred over the past few years. Vocalist and guitarist Robert Cappellina elaborates: “Watching the…

@skopemag news – monday – june 21, 2021 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – june 21, 2021 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Jah’Mila leans into lovers rock on new single “Sugar & Spice” Acclaimed reggae artist Jah’Mila celebrates the release of her new single, “Sugar & Spice.” The sweet and summery track yet again showcases the Halifax-based singer’s deep knowledge of…

DICI Presents New Video “Five Rings”

From Muhammad Ali to “Mama Said Knock You Out,” the outlooks of the boxer and the poet have often coincided. Rappers like to think of themselves as boxers — like prizefighters, they’ve got to keep proving themselves in contests of skill, strength, and cunning. As everybody who has ever stepped into the ring knows, the…

@skopemag news – monday – june 21, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – june 21, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Canadian Pop-metal Band Fallen Stars Release “Execution” Album, Stream In Its Entirety! Top metal band Fallen Stars release their explosive new album “Execution” and stream in its entirety via INSANE BLOG. Fallen Stars adds – “Execution is an experience…

Album Review: Andrew Neil Presents New Album ‘Sunny Side’

Andrew Neil’s album title track, “Sunny Side,” borrows its chorus from a great old Carter Family song. That classic song encouraged a focus on the positive. Yes, there are rain clouds in life, and it rains. However, if all you think about is how much you hate cold weather, you’ll never leave enough time to…

FAKY releases New single, “Take My Hand”

FAKY has released their latest single “Take My Hand” as the theme song for Akuma to Love Song (A Devil and Her Love Song), which is Hulu Japan’s new live-action drama series based on the popular manga of the same name. “I have been listening to FAKY’s songs frequently for a few years. Especially, the…

New Video By PIERA “Cosmic Reaction”

Sundry backgrounds alongside multifaceted musicians amount to a collaboration that radiates daring synthpop of simple elements with a complex nature. More specifically, dark electronic-synth pop requires scrupulous attention, and PIERA are the bearers of the synthetic torch. Piera Klein and Micah Plissner combine their diverse musical resumes – Micah is a multi-instrumentalist and producer originally…

@skopemag news – sunday – june 20, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – sunday – june 20, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope MEET ME @ THE ALTAR TO RELEASE MAJOR LABEL DEBUT EP MODEL CITIZEN ON AUGUST 13 VIA FUELED BY RAMEN “We are SO incredibly excited about Model Citizen being our first major release on Fueled By Ramen – these…

New Video By Rob Murat ‘Love Me Love’

How do you react when your significant other is away on a trip? Do you feel liberated by the distance, or are you anxious and unsettled? Is your desire to know their every move motivated by love, or concern, or simple paranoia? Trust, passion, confusion, romantic destabilization, that unmistakable amalgam of joy and terror that…

‘YOU ARE BEING LIED TO!’ By Mold

There’s a real scrappy attitude on display with the band Mold! and their single “YOU ARE BEING LIED TO!”. Certainly indebted to the monumental rise of bedroom indie hits that have blown up with epic proportions over the last few years, there’s something truly special about this band that’s almost hard to place. It could…

New Calica: LCD Soundsystem meets Blondie

Singer-songwriter and producer Calica is a breath of fresh air in today’s indie pop scene. Her masterful vocal delivery paired with expertly crafted melodies transport the listener to a synth-pop paradise. Calica’s lyrics are cheeky and relatable, yet deliberate and intelligent. Her takes on love, loss and self-empowerment are boldly refreshing. In April of 2020,…

@skopemag news – saturday – june 19, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – saturday – june 19, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope TRAVIS THOMPSON RELEASES PARKED CARS FEATURING KOTA THE FRIEND AND KYLE As told by Travis Thompson: So Parked Cars happened like halfway through the pandemic just on accident haha. I remember being locked inside the crib all day like…

@skopemag Q&A Featuring The Raging Marys and ‘Birthday’ Album

So here we are on a Saturday morning and the music keeps coming. To be honest we hope it never stops. Today we are hanging out with The Raging Marys and to be more specific, Steve Hartsoe: Guitar / lead vocals & Chris Carbone: Bass. The Raging Marys released “Birthday,” their 12-song indie album produced…

REZZ RELEASES THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “TASTE OF YOU” FEAT. DOVE CAMERON!

DJ/producer Rezz releases the music video for “Taste of You” feat. multi-hyphenate recording artist and actress Dove Cameron via RCA Records. The video is directed by Felicitiy Heath. Rezz says, “The most fun I’ve personally had in a music video.” Dove Cameron says, “The kind of nights I dreamt about when I was a kid…

@skopemag news – friday – june 18, 2021 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – june 18, 2021 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope THE COOL KIDS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “HIBACHI” FEAT KEY! & NIKKI SWEETS Today, iconic Chicago duo The Cool Kids unveil their new single “Hibachi” featuring KEY! and Nikki Sweets. The bass-heavy track features the duo’s nostalgic yet matured sound…

Give Your Music Wings With Song Angel

There are a lot of ways to break into the entertainment business, and on the music front, Song Angel can provide you with some of the most efficient and credible tools you need to reach a higher level of exposure as an artist or a manager. There’s nothing quite like the tension that arises out…

@skopemag news – friday – june 18, 2021 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – june 18, 2021 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Becky Hill & David Guetta Release New Single “Remember” “Remember,” which is co-written by Becky Hill and co-produced by David Guetta, is the most recent single to be lifted from Becky’s upcoming debut studio album out this Summer. PLATINUM…

New Video By Kjersti Long “Eleanor Rigby”

The immortal “Eleanor Rigby” is many things. It’s a riddle without an answer, a set of interlocking character sketches, a peerless exercise in songcraft, a brilliant integration of classically-inspired strings into pop. But above all, it’s a cry of anguish. “Look at all the lonely people,” the Beatles sang in 1966, and although technology has…

@skopemag news – friday – june 18, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – june 18, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope BUTTERFLY ALI RELEASES NEW EP ‘PREACHER’S KID’ ALONGSIDE NEW SINGLE ‘AIN’T READY FOR ME’ ON JUNE 11TH With his previously shared singles ‘Pray For ‘Em’, ‘Testimony’ and ‘Truth Is’ gathering huge support from the likes of American Songwriter, EARMILK,…

@skopemag Q&A Featuring Jackson Reed

Here we are again on this Friday morning and we are so excited to have Jackson Reed here with us today. Jackson Reed has been busy lately with his new single ‘The Walk.’ The song inspired a dance which went viral on social media when influenced Gracie Jade did the dance on her TikTok page.…