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Spotlight – Don Benjamin

Multi-talented Don Benjamin transitions from modeling to music

→ Los Angeles, California June 2020 – After a successful modeling career and placing in the top three of hit modeling competition show, America’s Next Top Model (ANTM), Don Benjamin takes aim at the music industry.

Benjamin’s music isn’t the traditional mainstream rap we’re used to hearing. He hopes his music influences our society in a positive way. “I’m a fan of Drake and J Cole. Lately, I’ve been listening to more gospel rap, artists like Bizzle, Eshon Burgundy, and Lecrae [noted Christian rappers]. Music lately feels so negative. It’s all about doing drugs and degrading women. I need something that is gonna feed my spirit and motivate me to be a better person,”

Don Benjamin on distinguishing himself from the direction of current mainstream rap artists:  “I don’t feel like much rap nowadays spreads positivity. Most songs that take off aren’t really saying much of anything. I want to spread a good message.”

During this time of unrest, Benjamin has taken a stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and joined the music industries Blackout Tuesday. Other celebrities, including Beyoncé have used their social media platforms to demand justice for George Floyd and encourage their followers to take action.

→ PUMA × The Hundreds – California streetwear brand The Hundreds joins PUMA to debut a new line of footwear, apparel and accessories inspired by the last three decades, called “The ‘90s Cliques”.

→ Shaggy – Grammy award winning artist Shaggy, known for top hits “It Wasn’t Me” and “Boombastic,” discusses the variety of  his music and how he remains grounded. 

→ YaVe Tequila by Joe Cruz – Motivated by his passion for family and community, Joe Cruz creates YaVe Tequila. After many attempts to get the right formulation and an incredible shift to a team of female chemists, the world’s first naturally flavored tequila was born. Although this tequila was introduced shortly before a world-wide pandemic hit and YaVe’s original plan of having a large presence in bars is impossible, they’ve managed to grow their online presence with partnerships and influencers. YaVe has angled themselves as an essential for a stay at home happy hour. 

→ Michael B. Jordan × BODYARMOR –  BODYARMOR’s largest campaign to date, voiced-over by award winning actor Michael B. Jordan, is rooted in the belief that no matter who you are, only you can make you better. 

To delve into this provocative award-winning magazine issue, go HERE.

Special Thanks to the following individuals:

Photo: Sham Abdo
Style: Winnie Stackz
Mask: Marianna Harutunian
Jewelry: Aporro Brand
Story: Abigail Baldwin
Art: Alejandra Villagra
EIC: Vaughn Lowery

Duncan Laurence

Duncan Laurence – Worlds on Fire

DUNCAN LAURENCE’S DEBUT EP, WORLDS ON FIRE

The five-song collection includes the new single “Someone Else” – one of three new songs – plus the global hit “Arcade,” which has racked up more than 200 million combined worldwide streams, and “Love Don’t Hate It.” See below for track listing. Laurence recorded “Someone Else” in Los Angeles, working with a team of songwriters and producers including Brett “Leland” McLaughlin (Troye Sivan, Selena Gomez) and Bram Inscore (Icona Pop, Mayer Hawthorne). “‘Someone Else’ is about the feeling you can get when you’re all by yourself and your head starts spinning and replaying memories of a previous relationship,” explains Duncan Laurence. “The emotional roller coaster of constantly thinking of that one person you loved so deeply but who you can’t be with anymore. I think it’s a feeling a lot of people go through right now. Where you normally find comfort and distraction in your daily life, these days you are confronted almost every minute with those thoughts: like breaking up with a loved one and going crazy at the thought they’ve maybe already moved on to someone else…” “Someone Else” is the follow-up to Laurence’s second single, “Love Don’t Hate It,” which appeared on 16 New Music Friday playlists, including the U.S. Premiering the official video, Billboard observed, “[Laurence] mediates the battle between love and hate to a peaceful truce. As the growling guitar and low, thudding piano in the verses are stacked up against Laurence’s impactful falsetto, the song embodies the confrontation of polar forces with the
>singer elevating the brightest moments to a decisive victory.”

After its release last year, “Arcade” took the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s Global Viral chart. With nearly 12 million U.S. streams included in the song’s 200+ million combined global streams tally, the Dutch artist has already had remarkable success stateside. The New York Times praised his performance of the “powerful” ballad at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest and The Guardian hailed it as “haunting.”

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Ro James – Plan B ft. Brandy

GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER RO JAMES RELEASES NEW TRACK “PLAN B” FT. BRANDY

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE ALBUM MANTIC DUE OUT MAY 29TH VIA BYSTORM ENTERTAINMENT/RCA RECORDS

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

At 15 tracks the album will include features from some of the most notable names in R&B including Miguel, Brandy and Masego. MANTIC will also feature previously released tracks “Last Time” which has over 10 million streams and video views worldwide and “Touchy Feely” which Noisey included on their “18 R&B Songs That Make Up for This Unbearable Year List” and explains: “[Ro James] has a penchant for sensual songs, and his sophomore album is shaping up to be just as sexy as his last.” MANTIC also sees James teaming up with frequent collaborators including producers DJ Camper and Salaam Remi, as well as songwriter Verse Simmons and producer Soundz, the same team behind James’ Grammy-nominated, RIAA certified platinum single “Permission.” The track was the lead single from his critically-acclaimed debut album ELDORADO.

Ro James on what MANTIC means to him and the inspiration for the album: “The music I create evokes a feeling of romance, but I wanted to dissect that word and break it down by taking the ‘ro’ out of it. MANTIC refers to divination and prophecy-seeking knowledge of the future through supernatural means. Speaking things into existence and living forward, having faith in where you’re supposed to be and where you’re going.”

About Ro James

Born in Stuttgart, Germany to a military father turned preacher, Ro James found himself moving around for most of his childhood. From Indiana, California, Hawaii, Oklahoma to the place he now calls home, Jamaica, Queens, music was always in the forefront of James’ life. His musical inspirations come from the sounds of Johnny Cash, Prince, Tupac, Jodeci, and more. His debut single “Permission” was released in late 2015 and catapulted his career to the next level with the track topping the Urban Adult radio chart for 10 weeks consecutively. “Permission” was the lead single from James’ debut album ELDORADO. Released in May 2016, James’ debut album ELDORADO entered the charts at #3 on The Billboard R&B Albums Chart and #8 on the Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums Chart. The success of the album earned him nominations for Best R&B Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards Best New Artist at the 2017 NAACP Image Awards and Best New R&B Artist at the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards. He delivered an electrifying performance the track along with “Already Knew That” from ELDORADO on the Soul Train Awards stage. James embarked on his own headlining North American “XIX” Tour with dates in Europe in Amsterdam, London and Paris in early 2017. He appears on Luke James’ latest single released last month “go girl” with BJ The Chicago Kid, which they performed together on the Soul Train Awards late last year. He’s now readying his sophomore album, MANTIC which is set for release on May 29th via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records.

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Kygo – Golden Hour

KYGO REVEALS MAY 29 RELEASE DATE FOR GOLDEN HOUR AND DEBUTS NEW TRACK “LOSE SOMEBODY” WITH ONEREPUBLIC   

Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a Kygo, releases “Lose Somebody” with OneRepublic today. Click HERE to listen. The track will be featured on Kygo’s upcoming third album Golden Hour out May 29 via Sony Music International/Ultra Records/RCA Records. Golden Hour is available for pre-order now. “Lose Somebody” with OneRepublic is the fifth release from Golden Hour following “Freedom” with Zak Abel, “I’ll Wait” with Sasha Sloan, “Like It Is” with Zara Larsson and Tyga and “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston. “Higher Love” has more than 651 million audio and video streams combined and charted at Top 40 radio. It is a cover of the 1986 Steve Winwood classic.

The Whitney Houston estate presented Kygo with the archival recording of Whitney’s version, which was previously released as a Japan-only bonus track on her I’m Your Baby Tonight physical album in 1990. Upon hearing the Whitney track, Kygo raced into the studio, thrilled to be given the opportunity to make music with one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. “Higher Love” was written by Steve Winwood, Will Jennings and produced by Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll and Narada Michael Walden.

ABOUT KYGO

Whether behind the piano in his studio or headlining a sold-out festival, Kygo quietly reaffirms his status as a prodigious talent, forward-thinking producer, dynamic DJ, and influential global superstar. The Norwegian musician born Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll first introduced himself in 2013 and quietly became one of the most ubiquitous hitmakers in the world. Amassing 15 billion cumulative global audio and video streams and 3.3 billion YouTube views by 2020, he has broken numerous streaming records. He emerged as Spotify’s “Breakout Artist of 2015” powered by “Firestone” [feat Conrad Sewell] and “Stole the Show” [feat. Parson James]—certified gold or platinum in sixteen countries. These smashes cemented him as “the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify.” In the wake of his chart-topping 2016 full-length debut Cloud Nine, he delivered memorable performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Plus, he notably performed “Carry Me” during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Olympics. In 2017, he earned one of his biggest hits with the multiplatinum “It Ain’t Me” [feat. Selena Gomez], going Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and clocking nearly 1 billion Spotify streams. He maintained his momentum on the Stargazing EP and second album, Kids In Love. The ensuing Kids In Love Tour canvased four continents and sold out arenas. He ignited “Remind Me To Forget” [feat. Miguel] with 812 million total combined streams and views. Other collaborations include mega-hits with U2, Imagine Dragons, The Chainsmokers, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, and Chelsea Cutler. He has received acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, and more. In 2019, Kygo unleashed “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston and generated another 1 billion combined streams and views in addition to leaving his imprint on a classic. He heralded his 2020 third full-length album Golden Hour [Sony Music International/Ultra Records/RCA Records] with the anthems “Like It Is” [with Zara Larsson & Tyga] and “I’ll Wait” [with Sasha Sloan]. Now, Golden Hour signals Kygo’s brightest moment yet.

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ABOUT ONEREPUBLIC

Grammy-nominated OneRepublic, is comprised of singer/songwriter and lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher. The band released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The release included the multi-platinum-selling smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy Award nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced the hit singles “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.” The certified-platinum album Native followed in 2013, featuring the No. 1 hit and 33 million plus-selling single “Counting Stars,” along with a worldwide tour. OneRepublic released Oh My My, their fourth full-length album in 2016. During the spring of 2019, the band released “Start Again ft. Logic,” a song featured on the soundtrack for the Netflix drama 13 Reasons and “Connection” which was part of FCA’s Summer of Jeep campaign. OneRepublic has amassed 5B streams on Spotify to date.

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Morrison Hotel Gallery – Idols Exhibit

From gallery walls to the Great Wall of China, Morrison Hotel Gallery invites you to hit the road with Idols, a web-exclusive world tour spanning seven continents and more than a half-century of iconic imagery. Playing on portrait tradition, conventional sites of exhibition and the pangs of wanderlust presently felt worldwide, Idols reframes the exemplary works of internationally-acclaimed photographers such as Terry O’NeillPeter HujarLynn GoldsmithBob Gruen and Timothy White through irreverent virtual renderings at the intersection of kitsch and hallmarks of human expression. Like uncanny postcards of iconic worlds colliding, Idols ushers in a new age of virtual expression and MHG experiences as this fine art activation makes its way to MorrisonHotelGallery.com on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Follow along both here and at @IdolsWorldTour on Instagram as we explore, in real-time, what it means to take these epochal works of modern portraiture beyond their Morrison Hotel Gallery home and out in the “real” world at large, situating iconic imagery in cross-contextual dialogue with billboards, megaliths and masterpieces.

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The Smoothie Bar VIA Tammy Fit

Fitness Expert Tammy Hembrow Launches The Smoothie Bar VIA Tammy Fit

Tammy Hembrow is launching The Smoothie Bar on her hugely successful exercise app Tammy Fit, today, Friday 15 May.

The delicious smoothies come from Sydney naturopath and nutritionist Maddie Bingham, who was approached by Tammy earlier this year to formulate recipes for the app.

“I have followed Tammy for years on Instagram as she’s a real inspiration fitness-wise,” Maddie says. “I’m delighted to be sharing my knowledge and recipes – and we could all do with an immune booster right now.

“The Green Goddess smoothie is incredibly nutritious. It’s full of healthy fats from the avocado, and hemp seeds which are great for hormonal health, as well as keeping your skin, nails and hair looking vibrant.

“It is also rich in antioxidants from the mango, spinach and pineapple. Pineapple also contains the enzyme Bromelain, which can aid with digestion and support immune health, which makes this smoothie a great breakfast option to promote your health and wellbeing and keep you feeling satisfied.”

Maddie’s other Tammy Fit Smoothies include:

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
Berrylicious Smoothie Parfait
Papaya Smoothie Boat
Matcha and Coconut Smoothie
Mocha Smoothie
Snickers Smoothie
Tropical Smoothie

Mum-of-two Tammy is one of Australia’s biggest influencers, with over 11 million followers
on Instagram (the rest are Hollywood A-listers) and over a million on YouTube – platforms
she has leveraged to promote her health and fitness brands, with spectacular results.

Tammy Fit workouts have more than doubled since lockdown began. The app has been
downloaded 55,000 times in the last four weeks.

For more information or to sign up, visit tammyhembrow.org

Illenium Ascend Remixes, 360 MAGAZINE

ILLENIUM – ASCEND Remixes

ILLENIUM RELEASES ASCEND REMIXES ALBUM TODAY FEATURING TIËSTO, TRAVIS BARKER, 3LAU, ALAN WALKER, & MORE

“GOOD THINGS FALL APART” WITH JON BELLION CERTIFIED PLATINUM

LISTEN HERE

The platinum-certified Denver-based artist Nick Miller—known professionally as ILLENIUM—reenergizes his chart-topping third full-length album, ASCEND, with 24 remixes by an all-star cast of collaborators and remixers. For the project, he enlisted everyone from Snakehips, Breathe Carolina, Blanke, and Ryan Hemsworth to Tiësto, Travis Barker, 3LAU, Slander, and William Black.

Last week, he previewed the project by sharing “In Your Arms” (with X Ambassadors) [Alan Walker Remix]. Adding another dimension, Walker blessed the song with bursts of energy and dancefloor-ready gloss. ASCEND continues to reach new benchmarks. “Good Things Fall Apart” with Jon Bellion just achieved platinum status as certified by the RIAA. Meanwhile, total album streams near the 1 billion-mark, eclipsing 946 million streams and counting thus far. Additionally, he recently dropped “In Your Arms” (with X Ambassadors) – Stripped. Breaking the song down to its essence, EDM.com called it, “a poignant rework of the original track that displays the classically-trained side of both artists,” while Billboard posited, “at the core of the original lies a full-fledged wedding anthem.” Dancing Astronaut summed it up best as “heartfelt.”

Making chart moves again, his recent collaboration with Excision, “Feel Something” [feat. I Prevail], soared to the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart, marking his third Top 10 entry. In addition, the track has posted up over 4 million Spotify streams and counting. ILLENIUM has quietly blossomed into one of the biggest musical forces in the world. As of 2020, his cumulative streams eclipse 2 billion in total as he regularly averages 20 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

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Lila Iké – The ExPerience

LILA IKÉ SHARES THE EXPERIENCE

HER DEBUT EP OUT TODAY, MAY 15 ON

IN.DIGG.NATION COLLECTIVE/SIX COURSE/RCA RECORDS

Buy/Stream HERE

The free-spirited versatile artist Lila Iké is quickly climbing the ranks fusing a genre-bending sound of reggae, hip hop and R&B. Today (May 15), the 26-year-old singer unleashes her debut EP The ExPerience via RCA Records in conjunction with Six Course Records and In.Digg.Nation Collective.

Lila Iké has become one of the most sought-after musicians to emerge from Jamaica right now. She can freestyle and sing in the same breath. Her lyrics are razor sharp. Her cadence is bold. Her vocals are angelic, forming a cosmic combination and force to be reckoned with.

She breathes a delicate testimony of love, infatuation, and spiritual guidance on her 7-track debut. The EP features previously-released hits such as “Where I’m Coming From,” where she reflects on her journey thus far over a trap-inspired beat produced by Kasadie “Caspa” Jones, and “Second Chance,” a romantic plea to her ex floating on a revitalized version of Dennis Brown’s 1985 “Promised Land” reggae riddim, reinvented by producer Alfred Simpson. Pivoting from the singles that earned her international acclaim in 2018 and 2019, Lila Iké unveils playful seduction on  “I Spy,” released last month and produced by Izy Beats (the hitmaker behind Koffee’s “Toast”). Beckoning with innocent flirtation over soft guitar licks, Lila in a sweet falsetto sings, “I spy I spy, that you see something you might like. Won’t you come over if you really mean it.” The ExPerience is lush with a wave of new anthems that tread through the thick, potent smoke of introspection and intimacy. “Solitude” relishes in silence and peace-of-mind in a sea of a wobbling bass and whisks of guitar and violin. On “Stars Align,” Lila flips the instrumental from Protoje’s “Bout Noon” into an anthem about falling in love through the metaphor of making music. The ExPerience gets under the skin, treading blissful and melancholy moods that are true to life’s peaks and valleys.

Lila Iké says her debut EP “is an experience of me, showing my versatility and the different tones, values and vibes of a woman. This is a mixture of songs influenced by reggae, but it does not define the sound. It has trap dancehall on “Where I’m Coming From” and soulful vibes on “Forget Me.” It gets sweet and jazzy on “Stars Align” and “I Spy” has this reggaeton and pop feel. It is a beautiful time for this kind of music to come from Jamaica, we are showing people there is no linear way of anything.”

Also joining Lila Iké on her anticipated EP The ExPerience is a cast of Jamaica’s most in-demand producers. Phillip “Winta” James, known for his work with Protoje, Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Mortimer, produced “Forget Me” and “Stars Align” (along with Lamont “Monty” Savory). A trio of the island’s most promising young beatmakers, Ziah x JLL x Iotosh, are responsible for “Solitude.” Also, behind the boards is GRAMMY-nominated artist Protoje, who executive produced The ExPerience with Lila Iké, and is credited for crafting the sound of “Thy Will,” which is influenced by Sly and Robbie’s “More Baltimore.”

About Lila Iké

(Pronounced Lee-lah Eye-kay) Born Alecia Grey, Lila Iké grew up in the cool hills of Manchester, Jamaica. She and her three sisters were raised in a single-parent household by her mother. As the second eldest child, she had a drive and responsibility to push forward and provide for her family. Upon Lila’s relocation to Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city, the ambitious singer connected with artists like Jah9, Kabaka Pyramid and Protoje – leaders in what’s been called the reggae revival – each of whom she now considers her advisors. Protoje quickly signed Lila to his management company and label In.Digg.Nation Collective. After appearing as a featured guest on tracks by Protoje (“Flight Plans”), Royal Blu (“Believe”) and Koro Fyah (“Got it For You,” “Raggamuffin”) and on mixtapes by Addis Pablo and Yaadcore, she began building her own catalog of impressive solo material including “Biggest Fan,” (2017), “Gotti Gotti” (2017), “Second Chance” (2018), “Where I’m Coming From” (2019), “Sweet Inspiration” (2019) and “I Spy” (2020). Iké also was an x-factor on Protoje’s latest single “Not Another Word,” a power collaboration with Agent Sasco, released April 2019. Whether she was flying solo or rolling with Protoje, Lila has been tearing up stages across the globe. She embarked on her very first solo tour last year throughout Europe during the summer. She was booked on all the major reggae festivals, including a main stage slot at 2019 Rototom Sunsplash (Benicassim, Spain), the genre’s largest festival worldwide. Her and labelmate Sevana also joined Protoje on his sets at Reggae Sumfest (Montego Bay, Jamaica) and BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! (NYC, USA). Shortly after, she opened for Protoje on his U.S. tour along the West Coast. Lila recently collaborated with PUMA Middle East and performed on their stage in Dubai at Sole DXB Festival 2019 in December. 2020 is a promising year for Lila Iké. Already on “Artists To Watch” lists and featured from the likes of New York Times, NPR, The FADER, NYLON, BBC 1xtra’s Hot for 2020, RELIX Magazine and COMPLEX, the singer is poised and ready to let you know who she is and where she is coming from. Get ready for The ExPerience.

Praise for Lila Iké

“…Lila Ikè wastes no time pushing Jamaica’s next wave of reggae forward. Admire the realness.” NPR

“Lila Iké, a singer from central Jamaica whose star is on the rise, has no use for coyness…her talent lies in the ability to use a soft touch even as she’s calling the shots” The New York Times

“…one of the more exciting rising artists to come out of Jamaica with a handful of undeniable tracks…so sweet and warm that it’ll make you dream that you were on a beach instead of quarantine” The Fader

“With an incredible vocal range, mesmerizing vibrato and effortless runs, Lila Iké is steadily carving out her own space…” NYLON

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ALMA – Have U Seen Her?

ALMA RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM HAVE U SEEN HER? VIA SONY MUSIC GERMANY/RCA RECORDS

Finnish pop-punk supremo ALMA has shared her brand new single today “LA Money” alongside the release of her compelling punk-tinged pop debut album Have U Seen Her?, which are both out now via Sony Music Germany/RCA Records. Stream/Buy Now HERE.

LA Money” follows her recent three-track offering Have U Seen Her? Part II, which features the lead track “Stay All Night” alongside “King Of The Castle” and “Find Me“, all of which are featured on her debut record.

ALMA says; “‘LA Money’ is the core of this album. It’s a story about my life at the time. I felt like I was somewhere I didn’t want to be, making music I didn’t want to make, everyone had me wrong. Writing ‘LA Money’ was like a release after it everything started to flow out and make sense. I knew I had to move on, make music that made me happy, and live my life how I wanted to.”

A unique and talented writer, ALMA is leading the charge on a new wave of female powerhouses that have something to say through their music. Engaged, forward-thinking and opinionated, she addresses issues from women’s rights to body positivity to sexuality to depression, drug use and anxiety head-on.

The anticipation for her debut record has been building with frenzied excitement and the day is finally here with the release of Have U Seen Her?, which has been executive produced by Justin Tranter (Justin Bieber, Julia Michaels, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani). From out and out pop anthems such as “Bad News Baby” and “Worst Behaviour (feat. Tove Lo),” to avant-garde emotive driven tracks such as “Final Fantasy” and “My Girl,” with refreshingly thought-provoking and honest lyrics throughout, the album is a welcome explosion of the senses.

ALMA offers the following about the inspiration for her songwriting and music:

“My childhood wasn’t very easy. Growing up with both of my parents poorly and struggling through school, I felt like I was invisible and didn’t have a voice a lot of the time. I think that’s why at night I used to have this recurring dream that my sister and I ran away. We’d go to the same place every time, a fantasy land full of giant blue flowers, butterflies and pink mountains. I fell in love with that place and never wanted to wake up.”

“As I got older and the pressure of living in the public eye grew, that dream came back to me. The idea of running away, leaving everything, and finding that quiet, calm, safe space replayed in my brain again and again, especially while I was making this album.”

“My world had turned upside down. From feeling invisible, suddenly everyone wanted to know where I was, what I was doing, and when, always asking ¨Have U Seen Her?¨. I thought it was ironic, especially abbreviated ‘HUSH’.”

“I haven’t found the pink mountains or the giant blue flowers yet, but I have found a happier place through making music, somewhere I want to be. I have people around me that really see me and care about what I have to say, it feels like a miracle sometimes.”

“So that’s what ¨Have U Seen Her?¨ is about – finding your place and your people in the world, feeling valued. It’s for everyone who felt unimportant or couldn’t find their voice. You matter.”

About ALMA

In just 3 years, the 23-year-old highlighter-haired polymath has topped global charts with her incredible scream-along hooks and irresistible melodies. Previous international hit tracks “Chasing Highs” and “Karma” in particular reached Platinum status with “Dye My Hair” going Gold. An in-demand songwriter, Alma has written songs for the likes of Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Ray, Charli XCX and Tove Lo, and has garnered fans the world over from Annie Mac and Miley Cyrus to Elton John and Dua Lipa, who she worked with last summer in LA. Notably, she recently co-wrote two songs on Miley Cyrus’ EP She Is Coming, including the female empowerment anthem “Mother’s Daughter” and “Cattitude” ft. RuPaul as well as The Charlie’s Angels hit theme tune “Don’t Call Me Angel,” which debuted at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Grande’s 20th top 20 song, Cyrus’ 14th and Del Rey’s 3rd. A thrilling live performer, ALMA  has toured extensively, performing headline shows and touring in the US with Tove Lo, bringing punk and pop together in a not to be missed show that assaults all the senses.

Praise for Have U Seen Me? 

“Icon” Teen Vogue
“Finland’s big pop hope” Noisey
“Fearless genre-bending, rip-roaring beats, and refreshing vulnerability” LADYGUNN
“ALMA’s latest is sure to comfort listeners during these undeniably stressful times” PAPERMAG
“No question that ALMA will be sticking around to make-and break-more rules in the pop sphere to come” Interview Magazine
“If her highlighter-hued hair doesn’t catch your attention, this Finnish singer-songwriter’s earthshaking vocals surely will” Nylon

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Gavin James – Boxes

GAVIN JAMES’ NEW SINGLE, “BOXES,” IS OUT TODAY   

Dublin-Based Artist Has More Than One Billion Streams Across His Catalog Download / Stream “Boxes” HERE

Watch the Lyric Video HERE

Today, Gavin James shared his new moving single, “Boxes.” The track marks the Irish artist’s first new music since his 2018 album, Only Ticket Home. “The message of the song is to not listen to anybody. Just listen to yourself and follow your dream,” explains Gavin James. “I went to an all-boys school in Dublin where if you wore the wrong shoes, you had to walk around in slippers all day. I was a bit mad at school, I wouldn’t even try a little bit. For years I had people saying I couldn’t do anything, that it was too hard to make it in music, I shouldn’t try.” James went on to prove the naysayers wrong – racking up over one billion combined global streams, selling 250,000 tickets worldwide, playing shows with Niall Horan, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, and securing 22 Platinum records in eight different countries. “Boxes” was executive produced by Fred Gibson (George Ezra) and co-produced by Sam Tsang (Ed Sheeran) and Ollie Green (Freya Ridings). It was mixed by 16-time GRAMMY® winner Serban Ghenea (Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes). Simplicity is at the heart of James’ appeal, as hits like “Nervous (The Ooh Song),” “22,” “Hearts On Fire” and “Always” demonstrate. On his albums Live At Whelans (2015), Bitter Pill (2016) and Only Ticket Home (2018) he has displayed a way of penning melodies that sound like they have always existed and yet are entirely new; of writing lyrics that touch on familiar subjects in ways that make them fresh. Noisey.com hailed James as “a soulful singer-songwriter sure to make you feel less alone when you’re down in the dumps” and Clash praised him as “tender, emotional…no mean talent.”

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