Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

@skopemag Q&A Featuring Rick and Friends

Seasoned professionals, Rick Drevet and Mark Pappalardo collaborate on a new musical venture. Their vast musical and life experiences, energizes them to create classics that will stand the test of time. They share a life, and values philosophy of pulling from actual experiences. Reaching deep into their hearts and souls, to find creative and poetic…

@skopemag news – wednesday – september 28, 2022 @ 4 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – september 28, 2022 @ 4 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Nikki Taylor Shares New Single “Fake Luv” Nikki Taylor (aka Nikki Taylor Vibe) is a US recording artist based in Manhattan, NYC. She’s a cross-genre artist with a soulful voice and an ability to connect deeply with her audience…

How To Write A New Hit Song (Best Tips)

By: Amit Sher Content: Produce A Unique Melody Find your own sound Add A Captivating Chord Progression Write Lyrics That Tell A Story The Right Song Structure Research Music Hits Throughout History Feedback From Friends and Professionals So you want to write a hit song? Good news, you came to the right place! We all…

New Video By Greyson Chance “My Dying Spirit”

How good can Greyson Chance get? Every time it seems like he’s hit his peak, he finds another level. With each release, his songs become more powerful, more accomplished, more nuanced, and, somehow, more direct. Considering where he started — as a kid, already stunning the Internet with imaginative, technically proficient YouTube covers of contemporary…

@skopemag news – wednesday – september 28, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – september 28, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope FRESH SOUNDS: Multi Award Nominated Producer Alva Noto Remixes Vincenzo Ramaglia’s ‘La Parole 1’ (FFO: Bring Brian Eno, Alessandro Cortini, Tim Hecker and Hiroshi Yoshimura.) GAEREA Unveils Official Music Video for “Laude” John Carpenter shares more Halloween Ends music…

Stephen Jacques with ‘Send Them Love’

If you’re wanting true artistry, then look no further! Stephen Jacques is hitting on all cylinders with his latest album titled ‘Send Them Love’. This is music done right as Stephen Jacques has put together a wonderful project that has so much heart and stellar material. ‘Send Them Love’ is full of potential and will…

Skope: Wyn Starks ‘Who I Am’

Described as ‘his diary,’ breakout pop star and modern-day genre-blender Wyn Starks presents his new single ‘Who I Am.’ With his new album, ‘Black Is Golden,’ Wyn Starks celebrates his identity and strives for greatness.  Wyn Starks’ performance on this year’s America’s Got Talent was quite the turning point for him and his career as…

Scott Clay’s new album is a beautiful Americana song collection

Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter Scott Clay sat down with @skopemag to talk about his new album, “Let It All Lay Bare” (out now). @skopemag: What is the story behind the song “Open Country”? Scott: Growing up in Eastern Washington State, I’ve always had a great connection to nature and the outdoors. My father and grandmother took…

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 27, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 27, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Murky Claw release “Dog Child”, the third single from EP “M3TAVERSE” Murky Claw is a band formed in 1996, recognized at that time among the leading alternative metal bands in Venezuela along with Candy 66, Subsonus, Liqüet, TrasDeVieja, Decibel,…

Kendra Erika releases new video for “COME AND GET IT”

Kendra Erika has a gift, and she is ready to share it. Her gift is her mesmerizing voice, unbridled confidence, and pure honesty. She is a spicy, bold artist with a touch of vintage Hollywood and flair for capturing hearts of her fans. To date, Kendra has released a dozen singles and worked with top…

Award-Winner Ludlow Creek Releases 2nd Album, Sets Hometown Date For Release Party

With singles from the album gaining global recognition, the long-awaited album from the Dayton-based award-winning band has been released. Defining their signature sound as ‘modern classic rock,’ celebrated Dayton-area band, Ludlow Creek has finally unveiled their latest album, “Which Way is Forward.” Released on September 16th, 2022, the album is dubbed as Ludlow Creek’s magnum…

@skopemag news – monday – september 26, 2022 @ 4 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – september 26, 2022 @ 4 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope BET nominated rapper HAVIAH MIGHTY drops explosive record “Honey Bun” JUNO, Prism and Polaris Prize-winning talent, Haviah’s undeniable rise up the ranks is a crystal-clear reminder of her contribution to the evolving climate for female artists across the rap…

D2UR present new single ‘Right Now’ – Release date Oct 1st

A freewheeling free-spirited sound defines D2UR’s “Right Now”. With an insistent sense of questioning, the song has an intimacy that feels quite refreshing. Production further lends itself to the nice raw grit and soul on display here. The many layers intersect to deliver a fully realized approach. Rhythms here have a careful cadence to them…

Paul Nourigat’s Demos for ”Complex Truth”

Paul Nourigat’s demos for Complex Truth will not appeal to everyone. These are three issue-oriented tracks that some listeners will dismiss despite their obvious musical merit. It’s a shame. Nourigat calls these demos but, excepting scattered hints of their sketched-out state, they come across as much closer to finished products than he gives himself credit for producing.…

@skopemag news – monday – september 26, 2022 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – monday – september 26, 2022 @ 8 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Orlando’s 408 Teams Up With Titus To Create New Pop Punk Anthem “2016”” Video Alternative/pop-punk four-piece 408 have been on a tear since signing with BreakSilence Recordings and they began dropping new music from their debut album, Out Of…

Rising Alt Rock Band THE HYBRIS Presents New Single ‘What If’

Formed in 2020, THE HYBRIS is composed of 3 friends from Germany. They spent three years writing and producing their debut album ‘Music, Vol. 1’, which was released in June 2022. It is a truly international project as now the trio is spread between in Germany, France and the US and writes and produces their…

ROZZZQWEEN Presents New Single ‘Lost 4 Wordz’

The award-nominated R&B singer just released a new song titled ‘Lost 4 Wordz’. Known for her jazzy and unique tone, ROZZZQWEEN takes inspiration in references such as Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday. RozzzQween the Brummy’ Extraordinaire has built her sound from trauma, tumultuous relationships and life’s harshest lessons. The artist is singing about…

Clay Kunego Presents New Single ‘Migraine’

Raw, unhinged garage rock fury races by on “Migraine” as Clay Kunego pours his very soul into the sound. Volume deserves to be absolutely blasted for theirs is a physical approach. Everything here bludgeons the listener into submission from the hyperactivity of the rhythm section to the searing guitar riffs that blaze themselves upon the…

How to Soundproof Your Home From Outside Noise

If you live in a busy city, chances are you’ve experienced your fair share of noisy neighbors and honking horns. While some noise pollution is inevitable, there are steps you can take to soundproof your home and minimize distractions from the outside world. Read on to learn how to soundproof your home from outside noise.…

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 10 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 10 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope LANGUISH: MetalSucks Shares “Parasite” From Arizona Deathgrinders As Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation Nears Release Via Prosthetic Records LANGUISH has today shared a new track, titled “Parasite,” and an accompanying visualizer via MetalSucks. The single is the third song…

The Texas Lonestar: Young Mex

Austin, Texas – Latino Rapper Young Mex is in the forefront runnings of Texas. Coming off a recent album drop for Cinco DeMayo, Young Mex has also released multiple singles including “Make It Work” featuring Ms. Gold and “296 Freestyle”. Young Mex has come a long way as a indie artist since releasing his debut…

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope LA-based alternative artist Ronboy shares atmospheric single “Forget It” ahead of debut LP It was during the making of “Forget It” that Ronboy knew she had a body of work taking shape. The sleek, mid-tempo production is bolstered with…

David Arn’s New Acoustic Vibe “Watershed” Just Released

The long awaited follow-up album to David Arn‘s “Traveler Tales” is finally here. A mix of soft acoustic songs written and recorded during the pandemic, this is music about separation and isolation amid confusing emotions of the time. The title song “Watershed” is the exception which deals with a soldier’s PTSD, Anguish and Hope. “This is…

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Spirited Electro-Pop Musician Russell Louder ‘Come Around’ Single (FFO: Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, and London Grammar) Nashville Singer/Songwriter Dallas Remington Announces Release Of Sassy New Payback Single, “Steal Your Dad” Nashville singer/songwriter Dallas Remington has announced the release of her…

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 10 am est

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 10 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope ANNA OF THE NORTH RELEASES “NOBODY” & ANNOUNCES ALBUM ‘CRAZY LIFE’ ARRIVING NOVEMBER 4 Crazy Life transcends the Norwegian artist’s ability to find comfort in vulnerability by inviting listeners into her world and illustrating exactly how it’s done. Uncovering…

New album by Andrew Neil “Alien”

A purely intimate take on classic folk Andrew Neil pares things to the absolute essentials on “Alien”. Sounding timeless, he keeps it to vocals and a guitar. For those two items however, he manages to make the environment so expressive. Poetry of sorts flows through the entirety of the journey as there is a loveliness…

An Exclusive Interview with an Independent Hip-hop Artist, Jungle Girl Ykayyy

An Exclusive Interview with an Independent Hip-hop Artist, Jungle Girl Ykayyy We all should be on the lookout for new upcoming independent hip-hop/rap/spoke word musical artist JUNGLE GIRL YKAYYY. JGYK has her own sound called ‘Jungle Sound’ which is her own creation of “southern styled baby mama drill music with an even louder twang to…

@skopemag news – thursday – september 22, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – september 22, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Alternative duo Sadurday go all out ‘90s on new single “Mary” Set for release on October 21st, Nothing 2 Celebrate marks a new start for Pennsylvania-based duo, Sadurday. The three song EP joins together vocalist/guitarist Annie Jean Linn and…

@skopemag news – thursday – september 22, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – september 22, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope KIANA LEDÉ DROPS VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK “IRRESPONSIBLE” Directed by Michelle Parker, the accompanying video intercuts moments of Kiana singing with emotionally charged vignettes of a rocky romance. It eloquently translates the push-and-pull of the track on screen. The…

Jason Walker Presents “Dance A Little”

What might compel someone to dance a little? A good beat, certainly. An uplifting melody delivered by an enthusiastic vocalist helps, too. But it’s human enthusiasm that really gets the club burning. We dance when we’re happy. We dance to celebrate and commemorate. Most of all, we dance when we feel the insatiable need to…

New Release By Joe Bermudez & Louise Carver “Lose My Number”

Some producers and singers are made for each other. House artist Joe Bermudez and vocalist Louise Carver are more than just frequent collaborators: they understand each other and know how to reinforce their mutual artistic strengths. Bermudez’s tracks are never any more scalding than they are when Carver is singing, and Carver is never as…

Who Are The Music Artists Investing In Crypto

Even though cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology feels like relatively new innovation that is still changing the world, this technology actually came up more than a decade ago. However, in the early stages of cryptocurrencies, very few people were brave enough to invest in a technology that they didn’t really understand. With that said, a few…

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 21, 2022 @ 7 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 21, 2022 @ 7 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope EXHUMED Shares “Carbonized” Lyric Video; New Album, To The Dead, Out October 21st On Relapse Records + US Headlining Tour Begins In November EXHUMED returns from the depths with their macabre new album, To The Dead, set for release…

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 21, 2022 @ 1 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 21, 2022 @ 1 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Fiona Brice Releases New Single “Nocturnal” Via Bella Union “I wanted to make a record that was meditative, compassionate, calm and reflective, as a reaction to the increasingly noisy, opinionated, aggressive and polemic tone of our daily environment,” says…

The Dead Daisies Presents “Face Your Fear”

Any good artisan has a plethora of tools and resources available to them, but it’s important they have the right ones for the specific job at hand. By handpicking from the best of the best rock talents and constantly inviting disparate rockers to join their collective, The Dead Daisies always find the right musicians for…

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 20, 2022 @ 6 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 20, 2022 @ 6 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Mick Blankenship Releases New Single “Luxúria” + Official Music Video Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio is the American Rock artist & multi-instrumentalist known as “Mick Blankenship”. Mick teamed up with producer John Moyer (bassist of multi-platinum metal band Disturbed) to…

Ben Imber Releases New Track, “Better Days”

The new track from Ben Imber “Better Days” is the debut release for Bristol Songwriter and Producer.. The song is inspired by holding onto a relationship after the connection has been lost. It’s about realising when it’s time to let go to allow you both to move onto better days. https://smarturl.it/betterdaysstream Ben Imber is a…