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CITROËN: Ë-C4X & C4X 

The new vehicles offer customers accessible new alternative to mainstream mid-sized hatchback and SUV models

Paris, France: Citroën has revealed the new all-electric ë-C4X and the new C4X through live streamed events running simultaneously in Turkey and Denmark. The vehicles feature a unique design approach for customers seeking affordable alternatives to hatchback and SUV offerings in the mid-sized market. 

Following in the footsteps of the Citroën C5 X, the design of the new ë-C4X and C4X challenges the traditional definitions of compact car body styles to offer customers something unique: a cross-segment design which combines the elegant silhouette of a fastback with the modern attitude of an SUV.

“We’re excited about the opportunity presented by the New ë-C4X and C4X models as they will contribute significantly to our brand presence and sales expansion objectives for Middle East and Africa and international markets, as well as Europe. Many customers have told us they want an affordable, responsible and elegant alternative to the mass of hatchback and SUV offerings in the volume compact car segment, and this is our best interpretation of that need – a forward-looking, distinctive cross design that delivers all the comfort, technology, safety and value you expect from Citroën, but also outstanding roominess and limousine versatility with the benefit of zero-emission, all-electric power”.     

The New all-electric ë-C4X and C4X models also benefit from Citroën’s new generation infotainment interface, MyCitroën Drive Plus, providing a comprehensive package for connected services.   

Notably, Citroën is taking the bold step of offering only the all-electric ë-C4X model in many of its European markets where sales of electrified vehicles are increasing. With its 100 kW powertrain and 359 km WLTP range the new ë-C4X will be the only all-electric car to offer this combination of design, comfort and saloon car spaciousness in the mainstream mid-sized market. This, combined with its roomy 510-litre boot volume, makes it the ideal companion for everyday use in cities.

Customers who may prefer a traditional powertrain in International markets as well as selected European countries will have a choice of Citroën’s proven and efficient PureTech turbo-charged, direct-injection petrol engines.  

The new ë-C4X and C4X models will be built exclusively in Europe for all markets at the Stellantis Villaverde manufacturing facility in Madrid, Spain, with sales commencing later in 2022. 

About Citroën

Since 1919, Citroën has been creating automobiles, technologies and mobility solutions to respond to changes in society. A brand of boldness and innovation, Citroën places peace of mind and well-being at the heart of its customer experience and offers a wide range of models, from the distinctive Ami, an electric mobility object designed for the city, to saloons, SUVs and commercial vehicles, most of which are available in electric or rechargeable hybrid versions. A pioneer brand in the services and attention paid to its private and professional customers, Citroën is present in 101 countries and has a network of 6,200 points of sale and service throughout the world.For more information about MediaCitroën, visit HERE.

  

A R I Z O N A – ALBUM THREE

Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, June 17th at 10am PT at TicketMaster.com

The band is putting the final touches on their much-anticipated new LP – more details coming soon!

Today, genre-bending three-piece A R I Z O N A has announced their upcoming Album Three Coming Soon fall tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 15-city trek kicks off on Monday, September 26th in Charlotte, NC at The Fillmore before making stops across the U.S. in Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, and more before wrapping up in Wallingford, CT at The Dome at Oakdale on Sunday, October 16th.

A R I Z O N A said, “We’re so excited to announce that after all this time we are going back on tour!! We’re calling it the ‘Album Three Coming Soon’ tour, well, because we want you to know that album three is coming soon! We will see you this fall!”

TICKET: Tickets go on sale starting Friday, June 17th at 10 am PT at ticketmaster.com

PRESALE: Citi is the official card of the Album Three Coming Soon tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, June 13th at 10 am local time until Thursday, June 16th at 10 pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.

A R I Z O N A have spent much of the past few years on the road, including a sold-out series of headline tours, an international arena tour supporting Panic! At The Disco, with stops from Madison Square Garden to The O2 Arena, and spectacularly well-received festival sets including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Coachella, Hangout Music Fest, Firefly, and Governors Ball.

The trio is currently putting the finishing touches on their much-anticipated third studio album – stay tuned for more to come from A R I Z O N A soon.

ALBUM THREE COMING SOON 2022 TOUR DATES:

Mon Sep 26 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte

Tue Sep 27 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

Thu Sep 29 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

Fri Sep 30 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live

Sat Oct 01 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

Sun Oct 02 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live

Tue Oct 04 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City

Wed Oct 05 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

Fri Oct 07 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone

Sat Oct 08 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall

Mon Oct 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

Tue Oct 11 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada *

Wed Oct 12 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

Sat Oct 15 – McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre

Sun Oct 16 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale

About A R I Z O N A

With over one billion worldwide streams and counting, the New Jersey trio A R I Z O N A – Nathan Esquite, David Labuguen, and Zachary Charles – has proven a true planetary phenomenon, creating worldwide waves with a stunning torrent of genre-traversing ideas and a boundless sense of style. Their debut album GALLERY emerged among 2017’s biggest global releases, boasting over 750 million worldwide streams. The album showcases a stunning collection of hit singles, among them “Electric Touch,” “I Was Wrong,” and the RIAA gold-certified “Oceans Away.” In addition, A R I Z O N A can be heard on Avicii’s “Hold The Line (Feat. A R I Z O N A),” from the late artist’s posthumous album, TIM. 2019’s ASYLUM saw them brilliantly and boldly build on this foundation with “Freaking Out,” “Nostalgic,” “Problems,” “Where You Are,” and more. The group returned in 2022 with “Heart So Big,” a collaboration with Norwegian DJ and producer Matoma, co-written with A R I Z O N A‘s longtime collaborator PJ Bianco as a love letter to his son with autism.

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About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit HERE.

STRESS HIT THE BEREAVED SPOUSE

According to new research from Rice University, widowed individuals experiencing intense grief after the loss of their spouse experience a significant increase in body inflammation following other stressful events.   
 
It’s a concerning finding for the research team, since body inflammation is linked to various health problems, including serious cardiovascular issues and premature death. The researchers outlined their findings in the paper “Grief Symptoms Promote Inflammation During Acute Stress Among Bereaved Spouses,” which will appear in an upcoming edition of Psychological Science.
 
The first author Ryan Linn Brown is a recent Ph.D. graduate in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice and part of the Biobehavioral Mechanisms Explaining Disparities (BMED) lab. She and her fellow researchers were interested in the change in levels of inflammatory biomarkers in widowed and deeply grief-stricken spouses before and in the two hours immediately after a stressful experience. They studied 111 adults between the ages 35 and 84 who had lost a spouse in the past year.   

“I was extremely motivated to publish this work because it gives us insight into how severe grief can encourage inflammation to accumulate in the body and put widow(er)s at risk for cardiovascular disease,” Brown said. “Because we face many stressful events each day as humans, this type of response to stress in the lab means that this same process is likely happening repeatedly throughout each day or week for widows or widowers experiencing more severe grief symptoms.”
 
The study included a baseline blood draw followed by an experiment featuring stressful scenarios. This included an on-camera job interview with rapid-fire questioning from experiment administrators and being forced to do complicated math tasks. Study participants had their blood drawn again 45 minutes and two hours after the experiment.     

On average, those who admitted experiencing intense grief following the loss of their spouse — including deep sorrow, numbness, yearning, and loss of focus — had a 19% greater increase in inflammatory biomarkers in their bloodstream after the stressful situations than those who reported less severe grief.  
 
Chris Fagundes, the paper’s senior author and an associate professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, said the study adds to his lab’s understanding of the biobehavioral mechanisms underlying the “widowhood effect” and provides more evidence that grief directly influences the inflammatory stress response.

Additional study co-authors include Angie LeRoy, Michelle Chen, Robert Suchting, Lisa Jaremka, Jia Liu, and Cobi Heijnen. The paper is available online HERE.

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POLESTAR CONTINUES TO GROW

Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand, continues to deliver on its growth promise as it progresses towards a planned listing on the Nasdaq through a proposed business combination with Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (Nasdaq: GGPI, GGPIW, and GGPIU), expected to close at the end of June 2022.

Expansion into new markets and a growing retail footprint are both driving and supporting customer demand, while the development of new models is set to propel the brand further into high-margin premium SUV segments.

Polestar launched its 25th global market in the first half of 2022, a significant increase from 10 markets in 2020. Polestar has added six new markets since the start of 2022, including UAE, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. The company also plans to launch in Israel and Italy in the second half of 2022, adding to its Middle East and European footprint. By the end of 2023, Polestar plans to be present in an aggregate of at least 30 markets globally, while continuing to evaluate new market opportunities for the future.

Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, says: “Selling already in 25 countries across the globe, Polestar has a unique position in the pure play EV market. We are a real company, not one based on slideshow promises. More than 55,000 Polestar cars are on the roads globally today and we are launching a stunning portfolio of three new models in just three years. These gorgeous EVs are all in advanced development stages, and we have the ability to produce great quality cars with our experienced industrial partners.”

Product expansion also continues with the Polestar 3 electric performance SUV, scheduled for its world premiere in October 2022. Polestar 3 marks the company’s first product for the attractive, high-growth SUV market. This will be followed by the Polestar 4 electric SUV coupe, and the Polestar 5 electric 4-door GT.

Polestar 4 is expected to be launched in 2023 and enters one of the most competitive market segments in terms of demand, performance and design.

Polestar 5 is also in advanced stages of development and planned to be launched in 2024. A prototype will be shown in public for the first time at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed from 23 to 26 June 2022.

Mike Whittington, Head of Global Sales at Polestar, adds: “It’s exciting for the whole team to experience this growing momentum in our business. Our order intake is at record levels and currently represents an annualized run-rate of over 75,000 vehicles, putting us in a strong position as the production landscape normalizes. In addition, with both Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 on the horizon, we are set to play a leading role in the electrification of lucrative and sizeable premium SUV segments. With a 2025 production capacity for these two EVs expected above 160,000 vehicles per year, we will have the ability to scale quickly and attract new customers to the brand.”

Polestar now has close to 130 retail locations open around the globe and expects to have 160 locations open by the end of 2022. More Polestar Spaces and Destinations are planned in existing and new markets, in cities including London, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Reykjavík, Vancouver, Austin, Shenzhen, and others.

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SOPHIE POWERS – SEE ME!!

Hot on the heels of her recent debut EP Red In Revenge, 17 year old hyper-punk pop artist Sophie Powers has shared a music video for the track “See Me!!” Sophie remains as hands-on as ever, acting as the creative director and clothing designer for the new video. Fans can watch the music video for “See Me!!” now here.

Filming this video was a super fun project for me! I designed an outfit and creative directed it with the intention of embodying a 90s MTV blink-182 or Avril lavinge style music video,” shares Sophie“Of course, I wanted my own modern twist and I credit Cayenne for editing the video with me to look exactly like that. It’s very nostalgic but still modern and very chaotic! I literally got to smash a car and spray paint billboards for this. It was one of the most fun music videos I filmed.

Spending the last year cultivating a unique blend of punk and hyper pop, 17-year-old star Sophie Powers recently released her highly anticipated debut EP Red in Revenge, available today via Set Records. Brimming with the spellbinding energy of her unique “hyper-punk” hybrid and unique artistic vision, the EP follows Sophie’s adolescent exploits; from ending relationships and friendships, to finding your confidence and dealing with the challenges growing up.

See Me” is originally found on Sophie’s new debut EP Red In Revenge. The seven song collection includes stellar collaborations including “1 Thing” with Kellin Quinn, which continued Sophie’s on-going conversation surrounding youth mental health; rock anthem “Greed,” featuring fast-rising alternative singer/rapper DE’ WAYNE; and “Clearview” which features tour mate NOAHFINNCE. Her recent single “U Love It” featuring rapper $atori Zoom laminated her unique hyper-punk genre. In addition to fan favourite “Life Goes On!!,” the EP featured two new tracks, “See Me!!” and “Break Up On The Weekend.”

Fans can stream Red In Revenge now at https://sophiepowers.lnk.tt/RIRIB

At just 17 years old, Sophie Powers is a bold voice beyond her years. She understands the unique pressures of modern girlhood and uses her experience to write unfiltered, devil-may-care anthems about the ups and downs of being yourself. One minute she’s confident and cool, with the sneering attitude of a punk rock front woman, and the next she’s vulnerable and raw, channeling the loneliness of contemporary life in a stirring ballad. Combining the crunchy sound of punk with today’s hip-hop and pop, Powers is the sound of the future.

With over 2.5 million streams since her debut “Loney Army” in 2021, Sophie has found her music on popular editorial playlists such as SALT, the cover of New Punk Tracks, Punks Not Dead, It’s a Bop, Rock Favorites, Punk Unleashed, and many others. Her recent collaboration with Kellin Quinn on “1 Thing” continued Sophie’s on-going conversation surrounding youth mental health, while her recent track “Life Goes On!!” reminds her peers the importance of moving on from heartbreak. Sophie has alos recently teamed up with fast-rising alternative singer/rapper DE’WAYNE on single “Greed,” a rock anthem focused on the destructive results that come from one of the most deadly sins of all. Most recently, Sophie has collabed with online sensation NOAHFINNCE on the fast-paced “Clearview“. Quickly making a name for herself, Sophie has received praise from the likes of The FADER, American Songwriter, Alternative Press, The Noise, Exclaim and CelebMix for her unfiltered and uncompromising voice.

Photo Credit: Anya GTA

JAXX – APPAREL

21-year-old artist Jaxx releases his new single “Apparel” featuring Tuxx. Filled with a hypnotic beat and an energetic dynamic, “Apparel” lets Jaxx’s talents shine through. Listen to “Apparel,” produced by Taz Taylor, Rio Leyva and FRANKIEONTHEGUITARHERE and watch the music video, directed by Daniel Jordan KHERE

Earlier in the year, Jaxx released his single “Too Often,” an impressive new single laced with braggadocio, slurred melodies, and a free sense of adventure. The single received early support from Billboard on Fresh Finds and Teen Vogue on Best New Music.  He followed the release with his second single “Autumn” which received support from Billboard again as well as Lyrical Lemonade, Daily Chiefers and others. 

About Jaxx:

Playful and confident, Jaxx combines expressive melodies and free associative flexes to deliver otherworldly anthems for dream chasers. The 21-year-old artist flashes his gifts on “Too Often,” a glittering new single laced with braggadocio, slurred melodies, and a free-wheeling sense of adventure. Modern, experimental, and casually resolute, the tracks reflect the impulses of an artist who picked up a rap career on a whim — which is pretty much what happened. 

Born and raised in Arizona, Jaxx was holding down a potential career as a pro skateboarder before he ever considered music. By Jaxx’s late teens, his older brother was making music of his own, and after seeing him perform, Jaxx found a new calling. After recording his first songs on an iPhone in a church parking lot, he got his first dose of attention when he released “Ride With Me,” a melodic rumination on loyalty. After the track collected over 100K streams, Jaxx built his momentum with subsequent singles like “Road 2 Nowhere” and “Like This!” After spending time in the studio with Internet Money, Jaxx unloaded “Domino,” an ethereal 2021 single that led to more momentum and the chance to level up like never before. 

Looking ahead, Jaxx wants the accoutrements of music superstardom. He also wants to be a source of relief for fans, a group that continues to multiply. Jaxx has the opportunity to build his community by hitting the studio with new ideas and a belief that his best work is ahead of him. “Since I’ve been making music, every song keeps getting better,” he shares. “I’m more excited to put out new music than I’ve ever been.”

DREAMER BOY – HUES

The unpredictable singer/songwriter Dreamer Boy breaks down the lingering emotions of a breakup on his reflective new single “HUES,” out on June 30, 2022 via slowplay / Harvest Records. Listen HERE. The brooding alternative-tinged track comes on the heels of his summery acoustic-pop anthem “JUMPSHOT!,” which showcases the Nashville-based artist’s immense versatility.

“Seeing your world change around you, being in and out of love, and seeing the good and bad from the person you are with is what HUES is about,” says Dreamer Boy. “The actual idea of the walls changing colors as you are magnetically connected to a person but seeing how the good may be slipping away. This song represents the push and pull of that relationship, even after feeling used, and only being there for them, you end up back at their place falling into their world again.”

On HUES,” Dreamer Boy (born Zach Taylor) captures the fallout of love freshly lost. Opening with a slithery electric riff, he soon reaches for his acoustic, letting loose a vulnerable lament. “I still smell your perfume,” he sings, the familiar fragrance keeping him second-guessing. Even with a 90’s-style record scratch cutting through the mood, the sadness is palpable as the track builds to a dramatic, electrified climax.

With HUES,” Dreamer Boy continues to flex his eclectic sonic palette, following “the perfect carefree summer anthem, dripping with nostalgia” of “JUMPSHOT! according to V Magazine and the thrilling synth-pop of “OVER EVERYTHING.” Previously, he teamed up with multi-Platinum New Zealand star BENEE on ARE YOU LETTING GO?,” a captivating collaboration that brings out the ethereal sensibilities of both shapeshifting artists.

The two are currently on the road together on a North American tour, which close out on June 30 in Los Angeles. On tour, Dreamer Boy has been performing his newest singles alongside tracks from his acclaimed 2021 album All the Ways We Are Together. As open and emotional as songs like HUES are, it’s been an opportunity to connect with even more hearts and minds.

Beyoncé Announces Her New Album "Renaissance" via Columbia Records for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Beyoncé – Renaissance

Recently, mega-star Beyoncé presented the artwork of her highly anticipated album, Renaissance.

Beyoncé stated in her Instagram post, “Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time in the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.”

On July 29, Parkwood Entertainment, an imprint of Columbia Records, no doubt will make pop history with Renaissance.

Beyoncé’s cover art displays her prominently seated on a crystal horse with a black background. While both of her hands appear to be placed on the steed, her upper half is on the side and facing us.

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The Spider-Verse Is Coming To A End via Mark Bagley for use by 360 MAGAZINE

END OF SPIDER VERSE

THE END OF THE SPIDER-VERSE IS UPON US! In the aftermath of EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, the upcoming limited series that explores and introduces Spider-heroes from across the multiverse, comes a new ongoing series by two of Spider-Man’s most legendary creators—Dan Slott and Mark Bagley! Just in time for Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary, the two Spidey masterminds will be teaming up for the first time on Spidey to unleash the full potential of the Spider-Verse and its beloved heroes in SPIDER-MAN #1! The new saga will kick off when a threat emerges that will change the fate of Peter Parker and all his fellow Spider icons such as Spider-Woman, Ghost-Spider, Miles Morales, Silk, and more, including the new heroes that will debut in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE. The series will also tie directly into the events of Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr.’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN run, picking up plot elements such as Spidey’s new costume and his mysterious association with Norman Osborn!

Morlun is back and he is not alone. Allied with one of the most powerful beings known to the Spider-Verse, the scariest Spider-Villain of all time is making his biggest play and no Spider is safe. Especially not the Chosen Spider himself, Peter Parker. With Peter working for Norman Osborn and using a glider…does he have it coming?

Here’s what Slott had to say about his grand return to Spider-Man:

“How does it feel to be writing Spider-Man again? Like I’m home. Like there’s nowhere else I’d rather be. How does it feel to be working on it with Mark Bagley, one of the greatest Spidey icons of all-time?! Honored, excited, and unstoppable! Mark and I are two guys who live to tell Spider-Man stories. Cut us and we bleed Spider-Man. And now Marvel has entrusted the two of us to bring back their monthly– adjectiveless– SPIDER-MAN title!

“We are not going to let you down. We’re going to take BIG swings in each and every issue! And the first thing we’re doing, right out of the gate, is the Spider-Verse comic to END all Spider-Verse comics!

“THE END OF THE SPIDER-VERSE will see Peter, Miles, and your favorite characters from previous Spider-Verse stories, along with all-new characters from the upcoming EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE mini, slam them all together, and bring the entire SPIDER-VERSE saga to a fiery close! It’s going to have lots of action, surprises, but most of all, it’s going to have a lot of heart! Even though this story will be epic, it will also have a profound effect on Peter Parker. You are not going to want to miss this!”

“Dan and I have been wanting to work together for years, and having the opportunity to be the artist that is there to wrap up his Spider-verse storyline is really exciting,” Bagley added. “Further, I’m thrilled to see where this book takes us from there.”

Be there for the latest evolution of the Spider-Man mythos when SPIDER-MAN #1 swings into shops this October! For more information, visit HERE.

Retailers, don’t forget to order your copies of EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 by Monday, July 4!

*Written by DAN SLOTT

*Art and Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Debuts Two New Songs via Platform Media Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

SEUN KUTI – NEW SONGS

Knitting Factory Management’s SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 have debuted two brand-new songs from their upcoming album that were recorded live at Clout Studio—the legendary premises of Cool FM 96.9 on Victoria Island in Lagos. The tracks, titled “Love and Revolution” and “Emi Aluta,” were released by The Orchard on Friday, June 24th, and are available now on Apple Music, Spotify, and Soundcloud

For the first time in years, legendary Afrobeat artist and Kuti family scion Seun Kuti is relentlessly touring the globe with an ongoing European and US tour. The US leg will conclude with a performance at the tenth annual Desert Daze on September 30. The tour includes stops at major festivals like Glastonbury and unique venues along the way, traversing the UK, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, and America starting July 8th. Shows include classic anthems and songs from their catalogue—including the most recent Grammy®-nominated album Black Times—alongside new material.

While on tour, Seun visited BBC 6’s The First Time with Matt Everitt for a wide-ranging interview and live performance that will be available here on Sunday, July 3rd at 1:00PM BST (UK time, 7:00AM EDT). He also recently sat down for interviews with Fusicology (available here) and The Desert Sun (available here). The youngest son of visionary Fela Kuti, Seun discusses the continued tradition of fusing music and politics into something transcendent and revolutionary, in every sense of the word.

With a weekly radio show, mythical gigs at The New Afrika Shrine, and a righteous social media presence, Seun is revered in Nigeria and worldwide. Look for him at a festival or venue near you!