Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

US Newcomer E L E Y Shares Stunning New Visuals For “Fire”

Fast-rising US newcomer E L E Y has unveiled his debut music video for self-produced single “Fire”. Having only made his arrival in September 2020 and with just three singles to his name, it’s been an impressively quick rise for the Atlanta-raised, Nashville-based singer/songwriter/rapper/producer. Without any editorial looks, the independent DIY musician has accumulated in…

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@skopemag news – monday – june 14, 2021 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope VIDEO: Glorious vintage summer gem ‘Until We Meet Again’ by Muca Presents: Alice SK feat. Roberto Menescal Murillo Sguillaro better known as Muca is a Brazilian musician and producer living in London. With ‘Until We Meet Again’ composer and…

Chris Murphy Releases Uplifting Anthem ‘Halfway Around The World’

Chris Murphy has just released a sensational, summer-fuelled singe, set to lift our spirits with the sweet sound of folk stylings. On its surface, ‘Halfway Around The World’ is a single rooted in the uplifting air of folk, but its substance is deep with sensational solos, intricate melodic lines and magical musicianship. No rookie to…

Elisha Marin Set To Release Divine Debut Album ‘Shining Out’

Elisha Marin has an upcoming album this month, and trust me when I tell you it’s one to anticipate. The Minnesota based musician is setting to light the folk world on fire with his debut album ‘Shining Out’ with its release on the 18th of this month. On first listen, I couldn’t quite believe it…

Lucia Cifarelli Presents New Video “Girls Like Me”

“I think it’s better you know I have a dark side,” sings Lucia Cifarelli on “Girls Like Me,” her new single. That’s a warning, of course, but it’s also a promise. The singer wants to get her determination on record: she’s got things to say, and she’s going to make sure she’s heard. But if…

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@skopemag news – monday – june 14, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope oddCouple shares new single ft Elijah Blake & Melanie Faye Chicago producer and musician oddCouple debuted his new single titled “WHO I GOTTA BE” which marks the third and final prerelease track from his upcoming album Reflections that is…

New Video By Audiopharmacy “Lose Your Mind”

Healing rooted in creativity. Culture rooted in community. When you throw on Audiopharmacy’s “Lose Your Mind,” you aren’t listening to them; you’re listening with them. And who are they? Musical and cultural ambassadors, fusing live instrumentation, turntablism, electronics, poetry, prayer, and technical lyrics that stir, heal, and reveal. They come from all walks of life,…

The Tennessee Werewolves Presents Video For “Amy’s Gone”

What does it mean to be the “Rolling Stones of Country Music”? An aspiration like that needs to be accompanied by a certain roughneck attitude. You’ve got to be loose and hungry. You’ve got to be able to make combustible songs that elicit feelings of danger and excitement in listeners from the first beat. You…

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@skopemag news – sunday – june 13, 2021 @ 1 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope [New Video] Beni-Hana “No Ghost” (produced by Killabong) Underground Hip-Hop rhyme spitter Beni-Hana releases “No Ghost”, the latest single and music video from his forthcoming album “Blackwater Magi”, due out 17th of June via the Snowgoon Goon Musick label.…

Olivia Morreale Releases ‘SPACE DREAMS’ EP

Today, Los Angeles-based artist/songwriter/producer Olivia Morreale is revealing her new EP, ‘SPACE DREAMS.’ The 4-track project includes previous singles, “NO ANSWER,” “PARASOMNIA” and “Another Moon,” as well as a brand new track titled “Matter of Time.” Created in close collaboration with fellow songwriter and producer Eli Koskoff, Olivia Morreale’s ‘SPACE DREAMS’ EP is an electrifying…

LEXI BERG SHARES HER NEW SINGLE ‘HELPLESS TO HELP YOU’

A spectacular breakout year for Swedish-American singer-songwriter Lexi Berg keeps on getting better. Her song ‘What If’prompted a wave of discovery after featuring in the Netflix smash ‘Pieces of a Woman’, a film which gained countless nominations throughout awards season. She then released ‘Into The Sea’ as her debut for the Warner Music UK label…

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@skopemag news – saturday – june 12, 2021 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope BANNERS RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “SERENADE,” AVAILABLE TODAY VIA ISLAND RECORDS Liverpool-based BANNERS, fronted by Michael Nelson, whose music has earned over 1.8 billion global streams, offers a lament for love both requited and unrequited with the transcendent new single,…

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@skopemag news – saturday – june 12, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope POLO G RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM ‘HALL OF FAME’ Multi-Platinum chart topper Polo G has released his highly anticipated new album Hall of Fame, featuring an All Star lineup of guests including Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Roddy Ricch,…

New Video By Last Giant “Idiology” (live)

If you call your rock band Last Giant, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve got something to say about time, stature, history, continuity, and maybe about strength, too. You’re making a claim about your lineage and serving notice that you’re here to carry on the traditions of the masters. What’s more, you’re hinting that those…

@skopemag news – friday – june 11, 2021 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – june 11, 2021 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Danny Elfman Releases New Album ‘Big Mess’ Today, His First Solo Album In Thirty-Seven Years After sharing a series of singles and videos over the past few months, renowned composer Danny Elfman is releasing his new double album Big…

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@skopemag news – friday – june 11, 2021 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope RATINOFF channels neighborly anger in new song “Light Me Up” “‘Light Me Up’ came out of frustration and anger,” says the SoCal-based alt-rock RATINOFF (full name: Jay Ratinoff) about his new single out tomorrow, Friday, June 11th. “With everybody…

Simone Elisa Release A Dream-Pop Anthemic Single Today – ‘Like Magic’

With lush vocals and a vibrant sonic landscape, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, Simone Elisa, delivers beauty in her single “Like Magic”, available to stream worldwide. – https://open.spotify.com/track/1ZH1DCVPrMQDkU2brGI7ZO An 80’s-inspired track delivering the vibes of late-night driving with your loved one, “Like Magic” details the journey of pursuing your dreams alongside your soulmate. Holding all the vintage…

Jamie Dunphy and True North New Album ‘Dark Night Bright Morning’

While some songwriters are most comfortable creating fictitious characters to inhabit, Jamie Dunphy is not one of these. Instead, he sings what he knows the most about – Jamie Dunphy. Dark Night Bright Morning is Dunphy singing about himself, many times with disarming detail. As a vocalist, Dunphy sometimes sounds a lot like folksinger Gordon…

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@skopemag news – friday – june 11, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Mint Simon Embraces Gender Fluidity In Funky-Pop Single “Some of Everything” – Out Now Continuing off the momentum of their first single, Mint Simon, front-person of Caveboy, is back with “Some of Everything,” a pop track that’s sonically as…

New Video By Trap Commander “He Hell”

You don’t have to be physically huge to have a commanding screen presence. You’ve just got to know how to project your ideas and character and shine like a star. In 2021, our musical heroes are all miniaturized: we access them on tiny phone screens and slip them into our pockets. In his witty clip…

Gaten New Video “Add Up”

For fans of hard-hitting, merciless street rap, it’s been a Gaten spring. The young Atlanta vocalist has been everywhere these past few months, releasing music at a furious pace and thrilling fans with a series of new songs in advance of Opp-eration Z6ne, his hotly anticipated mixtape. Gaten has paired each of his tracks with…

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@skopemag news – thursday – june 10, 2021 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope FENIX FLEXIN SHARES NEW VIDEO & SINGLE “FOR ME” Former Shoreline Mafia member, Fenix Flexin has just shared his first video single as a solo artist, “For Me.” The Ron Ron and Menace produced track sees Fenix leaning into…

The Blind Pilots New Album ‘All Kinds Of Crazy’

The Blind Pilots’ All Kinds Of Crazy album opens with three strong dosages of amplified blues. Then the act takes a side road with “Take Me Home,” which is more of an acoustic, country-ish piece. Although this latter one starts out quiet, it soon revs up to a big finish. For the most part, All…

New Video By Corbu & Jimi Goodwin “Lost & Found”

You’d expect a group named after an architect and planner to take structure seriously. Like their namesake Le Corbusier, Brooklyn-based electronic-psych duo Corbu builds their songs with care from a sturdy foundation of beats, sounds, and textures. The result is something that any craftsman would recognize as well-wrought: imaginatively designed music with personality, evident smarts,…

“Hoppel Poppel” By Nraakors Will Take You on a Journey

Nraakors has fans head over heels with their new 19-track album packed with various genres and styles. The exquisite album titled “Hoppel Poppel” is a direct representation of what a 4 member band from Iowa City can actually accomplish. The rock band presents tracks that will have you seeking out their energy and raw vibe.…

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@skopemag news – thursday – june 10, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope RED CALLING New Single “Torture” The female-fronted band Red Calling is a modern/metal hard rock quartet with a slight trigger pull on the side of an electronic metal-based in Tampa, FL, Red Calling has a collaborative sound and stadium-level…

CD REVIEW – LEVARA, LEVARA – By R.M. Engelman

Levara consists of guitarist Trev Lukather, Jules Galli on vocals and Josh Devine on drums.  This is their first studio album after a lengthy pre-pandemic touring schedule.  The release is noticeably and pleasantly absent of keyboards.  Former Journey frontman Steve Perry was involved in the entire studio project. https://www.loudersound.com/features/introducing-levara-where-rock-star-genes-and-synth-rock-jams-collide Heaven Knows is a catchy tune,…

Chris Donohoe Presents ‘Let The Light In’ Album

Chris Donohoe’s five-song EP could have been created any time other than during the current Covid pandemic. However, it makes more sense within the context of an extremely difficult period in human history. It’s been a time when darkness has pervaded, and an era when someone, anyone, needs to let the light in. The project’s…

Angela Autumn bluegrass-folk album “Frontiers Woman”

Angela Autumn explores the journey of the pioneer life and chasing dreams with her bluegrass-folk album, “Frontiers Woman” Americana/folk singer-songwriter Angela Autumn sat down recently with @skopemag to talk about her music following the release of her new album, “Frontiers Woman” (out now). @skopemag: Your new album is amazing. We really love the song “Old…

@skopemag news – wednesday – june 9, 2021 @ 9 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – june 9, 2021 @ 9 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Yung Mal Lives the CEO Life in “Watch Ya Step” Video ft. Slimelife Shawty Respected for his unique flow and unapologetic realness, Yung Mal has established himself as a major player in the ATL rap scene. Sharing a sneak…

@skopemag news – wednesday – june 9, 2021 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – june 9, 2021 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Lav shares the intimate “Sardine Song” alongside Sparklehorse cover “Spirit Ditch” Today, Lav shares a powerful double release which combines an original track called “Sardine Song” and a cover of Sparklehorse’s “Spirit Ditch”. “Sparklehorse and Mark Linkous has inspired…