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LIZZO – RUMORS

LIZZO ANNOUNCES HER HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED RETURN

PLATINUM-SELLING, GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SUPERSTAR TO RELEASE “RUMORS” ON AUGUST 13 

PRE-SAVE “RUMORS” NOW

3x Grammy award-winning, Platinum-selling superstar Lizzo has announced her highly-anticipated return. With anthemic smash hits like the 7x Platinum “Truth Hurts,” the 3x Platinum “Good As Hell,” the 2x Platinum “Juice,” and the Platinum “Tempo (Feat. Missy Elliott)” already under her belt, Lizzo is set for yet another smash with the upcoming “Rumors.” “Rumors” is out on August 13, and pre-saves are available now HERE.

Along with her first new music of the year, Lizzo is making her comeback even stronger with a number of festival appearances. The songstress makes history as the first woman to ever headline Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. As well as her September 4 appearance at Bonnaroo, Lizzo will also perform for Global Citizen Live on September 25, Firefly Music Festival on September 26, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on October 10, and Outside Lands on October 30. Lizzo will also make her eagerly awaited return to her home state of Minnesota for a headline show at Welch, MN’s Treasure Island Amphitheater on September 11. For more details, visit HERE.

Lizzo has become a household name with well over 5 billion global streams and a Platinum selling debut album to date. Lizzo released her Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records debut album CUZ I LOVE YOU on April 19, 2019, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and spending 24 consecutive weeks in the chart’s Top 10. “Truth Hurts” also became the longest running #1 by a solo female rap artist in history after spending seven weeks atop the charts.

Since the release of the meteoric CUZ I LOVE YOU, Lizzo has been named both TIME Magazine and Entertainment Weekly‘s 2019 Entertainer of the Year, as well as gracing the covers of Rolling Stone, Billboard’s GRAMMY Preview Issue, British Vogue, Elle’s Women In Music Issue, and many others.  Additionally, Lizzo kicked off 2020 with a showstopping opening performance at the 62 Annual GRAMMY awards and took home three big wins, in addition to being the most-nominated artist of the year. 2020 also saw her win the awards for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist at the 2020 B.E.T Awards and both “Entertainer of the Year” and “Outstanding Video” at the 2020 NAACP Awards.  Her list of high-profile TV performances also include the 2019 American Music Awards, VMAs, B.E.T Awards and Saturday Night Live, in addition to in depth profiles on CBS This Morning’s GRAMMY primetime special and CBS Sunday Morning.

*Photo Credit: Jora Frantzis

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George Harrison – Isn’t It a Pity (Take 27)

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED GEORGE HARRISON OUTTAKE ISN’T IT A PITY (TAKE 27) FROM LEGENDARY ALL THINGS MUST PASS SESSIONS OUT TODAY

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ANNIVERSARY EDITION RECEIVES PERFECT SCORES IN BOTH MOJO AND UNCUT

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Recorded and released in the wake of The Beatles’ April 1970 dissolution, George Harrison’s landmark solo album, All Things Must Pass, is a fully realized statement by a bold and audacious artist. Co-produced by Harrison and Phil Spector, the 23-track All Things Must Pass stands tall a half-century later as an epic, ambitious expression of Harrison’s remarkable gift for sheer songcraft, powerful spirituality, and a celebration of both his inimitable individuality and unique camaraderie with his fellow musicians.

One of Harrison’s most beloved songs, Isn’t It A Pity, which features twice on the original 1970 triple album with two uniquely different versions, is presented on the upcoming 50th-anniversary edition of the album in three additional incarnations, which have never been released, the original studio demo and two outtakes. While the demo allows listeners to hear how fully developed the song was melodically in its earliest form, Take 27 provides an exciting insight into Harrison’s creative process and the different arrangements and instrumentation attempted in pursuit of the perfect take. Released today and accompanied by a surrealistic, painterly, animated video, directed by Alan Bibby and Jonny Kofoed of New Zealand-based creative house, Assembly, Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27) is more akin in spirit to Version 2 on the original album with a slightly slower tempo and a simple, but exquisite, arrangement.

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Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27) is one of 17 outtakes included alongside the two days worth of studio demos being released for the first time in honor of five decades of All Things Must Pass on the new 50th anniversary Super Deluxe Edition box set, due August 6 via Capitol/UMe

Decades in the making and lovingly crafted by the Harrison family, All Things Must Pass has now been completely remixed from the original tapes for a stunning suite of 50th-anniversary releases that fulfills Harrison’s longtime desire. Executive produced by Dhani Harrison and mixed by triple GRAMMY Award-winning engineer Paul Hicks (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon), with the product produced by David Zonshine, the new mix transforms the album by sonically upgrading it – making it sound brighter, fuller and better than ever before. In their perfect 10/10 review, Uncut wrote, This new mix updates his finest work for today, in greater detail than ever before, while still managing to retain the atmosphere that binds these 106 minutes together. Mojo’s equally perfect review raved, The original mix’s misty distance has gone, replaced with clarity and definition that Harrison and Spector didn’t achieve (or seek) the first time around. Previously, one had to, like Spector during the playbacks, turn it up very loud to get the full effect. Not anymore. These mixes come to you.

All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary Edition will be available in a variety of formats.

SUPER DELUXE EDITION

The Super Deluxe Edition box set, presented on 8LP (180g) or 5CD + 1 Blu-ray audio disc, explores the 1970 album sessions through 47 (42 previously unreleased) demos and outtakes. The Blu-ray allows fans to experience the main album in a high-res stereo, enveloping 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Atmos mixes. The collection contains a beautiful 60-page scrapbook curated by Olivia Harrison, with unseen imagery and memorabilia from the era, handwritten lyrics, diary entries, studio notes, tape box images, a comprehensive track-by-track, and more. It also includes a replica of the original album poster.

All Things Must Pass will be released in multiple physical and digital configurations, including as a 5LP or 3CD Deluxe Edition that pairs the main album with the session’s outtakes and jams. The main album will be available on its own as 2CD, 3LP, or limited edition 3LP color vinyl. All versions are available for pre-order now.

UBER DELUXE EDITION

Exclusive to George Harrison, uDiscover, and Sound of Vinyl, All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary Edition will be available as a very limited Uber Deluxe Edition box set, which includes the album on 8LP (180g) and 5CD + 1 Blu-ray audio disc housed in an artisan designed wooden crate (approx. 12.4’ X 12.4’ X 17.5’). The collection explores the 1970 album sessions through 47 (42 previously unreleased) demos and outtakes, offering an inside look into the creative process. The Blu-ray allows fans to experience the main album in a high-res stereo, enveloping 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Atmos mixes.

The crate contains two books, an elaborate and expanded 96-page scrapbook curated by Olivia Harrison, with unseen imagery and memorabilia from the era, handwritten lyrics, diary entries, studio notes, tape box images, a comprehensive track-by-track, and more; while a second 44-page book, curated by Harrison archivists Don Fleming and Richard Radford, chronicles the making of All Things Must Pass through extensive archival interviews with notes is also contained herein. The elegantly designed book pays homage to Harrison’s love of gardening and nature. The book also contains a wooden bookmark made from a felled Oak tree (Quercus Robur) in George’s Friar Park. This truly unique box will also contain 1/6 scale replica figurines of Harrison and the gnomes featured on the iconic album cover, a limited edition illustration by musician and artist Klaus Voormann, as well as a copy of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Light from the Great Ones and Rudraksha beads, contained in individual custom-made boxes.

Since the 50th-anniversary stereo mix release of the title track to my father’s legendary All Things Must Pass album in 2020, my dear pal Paul Hicks and I have continued to dig through mountains of tapes to restore and present the rest of this newly remixed and expanded edition of the album you now see and hear before you, says Dhani Harrison. Bringing greater sonic clarity to this record was always one of my father’s wishes and it was something we were working on together right up until he passed in 2001. Now, 20 years later, with the help of new technology and the extensive work of Paul Hicks we have realized this wish and present to you this very special 50th Anniversary release of perhaps his greatest work of art. Every wish will be fulfilled.

Hailed by Rolling Stone as the War and Peace of rock and roll and an intensely personal statement and a grandiose gesture, All Things Must Pass was met by unanimous critical acclaim and spectacular commercial success, spending seven weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top LPs chart and eight weeks atop the UK’s official albums chart (though chart records until 2006 mistakenly stated that it had peaked at #4). Currently certified 6x platinum by the RIAA, All Things Must Pass later received a 1972 GRAMMY Award nomination for Album of the Year, while My Sweet Lord earned a GRAMMY nod for Record of the Year. What Is Life, the album’s second single, also became an international hit, reaching the top 10 in the US and Canada as well as #1 in Australia and Switzerland.

All Things Must Pass has only grown in influence and stature in the half-century since its initial release, including induction in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame and inclusion on The Times of London’s The 100 Best Albums of All Time and Rolling Stone’s 2020 listing of The Top 500 Albums of All Time. Pitchfork declared it to have changed the terms of what an album could be.

GEORGE HARRISON

ALL THINGS MUST PASS

SUPER DELUXE EDITION

(Capitol/UMe)

RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 6, 2021

For more information and other configurations go to George Harrison’s website.

50th ANNIVERSARY CREDITS

Executive Producer: Dhani Harrison

Product Producer: David Zonshine

2020 Re-Mixed & Produced in Stereo & Atmos by: Paul Hicks

Creative Director: Dhani Harrison

Book curated by: Olivia Harrison and Rachel Cooper

Art Direction: Darren Evans

Archive Research: Don Fleming, Richard Radford and Ryan Williams

Image via Capitol Music Group for 360 Magazine

Toosii – Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation)

Toosii Returns With Release Of Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation)

The Deluxe Contains 10 Brand New Songs

New Single And Video spin music ft. Fivio Foreign Out Today

Get Thank You For Believing Deluxe Edition HERE

View spin music ft. Fivio Foreign Video HERE

Today, Toosii surprised fans by dropping the deluxe edition of his acclaimed 2021 mixtape, Thank You For Believing. The set contains 10 new songs, entitled Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation). See below for track listing. Download / stream Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation) (South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records) HERE.

Toosii, who has surpassed one billion combined global streams across all of his songs to date, gave a powerful performance at last week’s Rolling Loud Festival. Today, he shared his electrifying new single, spin music Ft. Fivio Foreign, which is the closing track on The Manifestation. The official video, also released today, mirrors the song’s kinetic energy, jumping between scenes of ATVs, parties and bedrooms as Toosii and Fivio perform, all rendered with a dizzying array of lenses, camera angles and special effects. Jerami Lam, who helmed the video for Fivio’s Jumpin, directed. View HERE.

Brooklyn-based rapper/songwriter Fivio Foreign, known for such hits as Big Drip (and the Gold-certified remix featuring Quavo and Lil Baby), Unruly and Trust, has also collaborated recently with Lil Tjay, Polo G, Russ Millions and Tion Wayne, among others.

Toosii will launch the Thank You For Believing tour, his first-ever U.S. headline outing, in the fall. Tickets are on sale HERE but are going quickly with shows in New York City, Boston and Chicago already sold out. A November 6 date has been added in Cleveland and the November 22 show in Atlanta has been moved to a larger venue, due to the demand for tickets. Toosii will join Gucci Mane & Friends at Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi on August 28 and perform at upcoming festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Rolling Loud LA.

Other standout tracks on Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation) include the cinematic, classically-influenced let me know ft. Hotboii, the poignant mercedez pt 2, which finds Toosii reflected on the tragic character introduced on mercedez from 2020’s Platinum Heart, and heart cold. Uproxx included heart cold in its round-up of All The Best New Music From This Week upon its release earlier this month. Brooklyn Vegan said, [Toosii’s] croon sounds great on this catchy, melancholic song. Okayplayer hailed the accompanying visual as one of the Best Rap Videos of the Week.

Released on May 7, 2021, Thank You For Believing earned praise from tastemakers like The Fader, Complex, and The Source. XXL named Toosii among their esteemed 2021 Freshman Class and hailed 55’ (feat. Latto) as one of the Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2021. HotNewHipHop observed, He’s one of the strongest young faces rising in the rap game, impressing the masses with his emotional melodies and his raw storytelling. VMAN declared, Rising artist Toosii is taking over the rap universe.

With a gift for drenching real lyrics in rich emotion, Toosii is one of rap’s most relatable new stars. The Syracuse-born, Raleigh-based artist has captured the public’s imagination, offering honest tales of street life and lost love, among other moving themes that have vaulted him from a lost kid, surrounded by tragedy, to a national sensation.

Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation) is a victory lap of sorts, but rest assured, Toosii is showing no signs of slowing down. He grinds like he’s up next, but everyone who’s been paying attention knows he’s already arrived.

Track Listing – Thank You For Believing (The Manifestation)

Part 1 – Thank You For Believing

  1. in my eyes
  2. what it cost
  3. 5’5 ft. Latto
  4. windows down
  5. shop ft. Da Baby
  6. fuck marry kill
  7. be cautious
  8. end of discussion
  9. greater storm
  10. tic tic
  11. rich n**** ft. Key Glock
  12. back together
  13. red die

Part 2 – The Manifestation

  1. got damn
  2. what i’m on
  3. let me know ft. Hotboii
  4. same as i used to be
  5. thief in the night
  6. mercedez pt. 2
  7. icky vicky
  8. dats real
  9. heart cold
  10. spin music ft. Fivio Foreign

For more information on Toosii visit YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

June3rd Jemeni album image via Paul Thom at The Thom Brand for use by 360 Magazine

JUNE3RD – JEMENI

JUNE3RD UNLEASHES EAGERLY AWAITED DEBUT ALBUM JEMENI

ALBUM FEATURING RICK ROSS AND FRIDAYY

‘JEMENI’ AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE TODAY HERE

 JEMENI came together originally from my name being June3rd and everyone assuming that it’s my birthday and that I’m an actual Gemini. Then from there, JEMENI became much more than a title. It became a character and symbolic of a different side/personality of me. We all have those different sides to us. Throughout the album, you’ll hear a roller coaster of different emotions and mindsets that change throughout me being young and figuring out life and what I want out of it,” June shares.

June3rd’s music is a collection of luxuriously smooth, suave, and spirited pop rhythms. The Florida-born, Los Angeles-based rapper explores the world around him through his unfiltered rhymes, dexterous harmonies, and haunting hooks. His timbre makes for flawless vocals that don’t require autotune. Never off pitch or out of range, June3rd delivers powerful performances with perfect pitch. The R&B virtuoso shows off his passionate pipes in every track, never letting his vocals falter from maintaining the perfect mid-tempo. Today, he releases his eagerly anticipated album, JEMENI.

One of the young musician’s most recent, highly-anticipated releases, “Ruff Ryder” was produced in collaboration with Fridayy. The hazy combination of genre-bending soundscapes shows off June3rd’s ability to fluidly deliver complex bars with prodigal proficiency. “Ruff Ryder” reflects the intricacy of navigating relationships, making for a release that is especially resonant with many of the R&B artist’s fans.

Possessing elements from the “sad rap” genre, which has massively grown in popularity lately, June3rd’s tracks intertwine an innovative intermeshing of R&B and lo-fi. While some of his mellifluous melodies sound like sad rap from afar, his lyrical content does not reflect the nihilism inherent to the genre. While June3rd’s songs may be short, every punchy track packs in major power.

June3rd’s music stands out with his well-rounded, concise releases that are sure to be remembered for long to come. Each track is short and sweet, but certainly not understated or rushed. June3rd never disturbs his music with an unnecessary bridge, pre-chorus or auto-tuned adjustments–his music simply stands as an authentic reflection of his craft and musical artistry.

From a technical understanding of music, June3rd’s releases are simple and easy to understand operatically. However, the complexity of this artist’s dynamic vocal range and intricate vocals encourages fans to play June3rd on repeat. His poignant beats, combined with his striking vocals, produces melodious masterpieces. If you’re seeking music to relax your spirits, elevate your atmosphere or add to your newest Spotify playlist, you need to check out June3rd. The rapper’s infectious hits such as “1942”, “Wait 4 It”, and “POV” are sure to be your favorite new summer anthems!

Jemeni Tracklist

  1. JEMENI
  2. Ruff Ryder
  3. Ocean Drive
  4. 1942
  5. Wait 4 It
  6. POV
  7. Soldier
  8. Friends
  9. Voices
  10. Right Back
  11. Without You
  12. Turn The Page
  13. My Wave

June3rd Jemeni album image via Paul Thom at The Thom Brand for use by 360 Magazine

by Taylor Vaughn for use by 360 Magazine

Lord Huron – Love Me Like You Used To

Lord Huron released the official music video for their song “Love Me Like You Used To” off their critically acclaimed album Long Lost.

Watch Lord Huron’s “Love Me Like You Used To” official music video HERE

Stream Long Lost via Whispering Pines Studios Inc./Republic Records HERE.

The video shows a mysterious woman exploring the Whispering Pines Museum. As she explores the memorabilia, paying homage to Tubbs Tarbell and the artists of Whispering Pines Studios, the true purpose of her visit becomes clear.

Recently, the band announced new dates for their Long Lost fall 2021 headline tour, their first shows in support of Long Lost, including top billing at Ohana Encore Festival alongside Pearl Jam and Beck. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia on September 9th and hits a variety of outdoor venues in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Portland and other markets across the country, with Allison Ponthier and Andy Shauf opening on select dates. See full list of tour dates below, click HERE for more info and ticket links.

Lord Huron continues to celebrate their success of recent album Long Lost, which has garnered nearly 50 million streams and counting, captured the #1 on The Americana/Folk Album and Tastemaker Albums Chart, #2 on Vinyl Albums & Alternative Albums chart, #3 Top Rock Albums Chart, #4 Top Album Sales Chart and #23 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The album also received critical acclaim from the likes of Wall Street Journal, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR, American Songwriter, All Music, Uproxx, WNYC, Flood, JamBase and more all praising the immersive world Lord Huron has created with Long Lost. Not to mention, it has captured a 88 score on Metacritic which summarizes all critical and user reviews of an album from across the globe.

Recently the band performed “Mine Forever” on The Late Late Show with James Corden,  “I Lied” with Allison Ponthier on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, three songs on CBS This Morning: Saturday, “Not Dead Yet” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and a live set on NPR’s World Café.

Whispering Pines

Fans across the country have been noticing vinyl from the Whispering Pines back catalog showing up in various sections of record stores across the country. Notably, the artists who originally recorded the vinyl were seen in numerous episodes of Alive From Whispering Pines. This isn’t the first time that the merchandise, music and memorabilia from Whispering Pines studios has suddenly appeared, as fans have already found items for sale recently on CraigsList, Reverb, and Discogs.

During its first episode, viewers were introduced to Mr. Tubbs Tarbell, fell under the spell of commercials that may very well be lost tapes from the past, and were treated to some incredible performances by Lord Huron. The band played some old songs including “Meet Me In The Woods” (view video here) and provided a sneak peek at some new songs. The episode also featured a hotline where fans could call in and ask Mr. Tarbell questions and request songs from the band. Episode 2 included additional cryptic clues, more beautiful performances from Lord Huron (including  “The World Ender” and  “Frozen Pines”) and even the secret world premiere of “Mine Forever.” Episode 3 included a long awaited performance of “The Night We Met,” “The Balancers Eye,” and fan favorite “Ghost on The Shore.” In case you missed the performances of “The Night We Met” Watch HERE. The final episode featured a performance of “I Lied” with Allison Ponthier herself and tied up the four episode story of Alive From Whispering Pines and set the stage for Long Lost.

In the beginning of this new era, Tubbs put out an official letter into the multi-verse from Whispering Pines Studios describing the mythical tale of recording Long Lost with Lord Huron and the origins of its cosmic music. Read the full letter HERE.

What could be in store for the band next? Only time will tell…As Tubbs says: “As ever, friends, may you live until you die”

About Lord Huron

Lord Huron first made a name for themselves with their debut album Lonesome Dreams and shortly after Strange Tales, which featured the triple-platinum single “The Night We Met.” In 2018, Lord Huron earned widespread critical acclaim with their first Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 2—with their third album, Vide Noir. A cinematic collection of pensive provocative, and powerful rock, the record garnered praise from NPR, Time, Los Angeles Times, Spin, Stereogum, Refinery29, UPROXX, and more as singles such as “Wait by the River” (which the band performed on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”) and “When the Night is Over” generated tens of millions of streams. Their recent album Long Lost, featuring #1 song “Not Dead Yet” debuted #1 on The Americana/Folk Album and Tastemaker Albums Chart, #2 on Vinyl Albums & Alternative Albums chart, #3 Top Rock Albums Chart, #4 Top Album Sales Chart and #23 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also received critical acclaim from the likes of Wall Street Journal, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR, American Songwriter, All Music, Uproxx, WNYC, Flood, JamBase and more all praising the immersive world Lord Huron has created with the album and its four part live event Alive From Whispering Pines featuring mysterious character Tubbs Tarbell. In addition, the band went on to perform “Mine Forever” on The Late Late Show with James Corden, “I Lied” with Allison Ponthier on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, CBS This Morning: Saturday, “Not Dead Yet” on Jimmy Kimmel Live and a live set on NPR’s World Café. The band’s extensive touring includes headline shows at some of the most storied venues in the country (including the Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks, and the Ryman Auditorium) and prime slots at festivals ranging from Coachella to Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo and more.

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MUZI – FOOL’S LOVE FT. BLACKROSE

MUZI RETURNS WITH A TALE OF A MILLENNIAL LONGING FOR LOVE WITH FOOL’S LOVE FT. BLACKROSE

“Quite simply represents the best of what South African music can offer today.” – Nova Radio (France)

“…Deeper than Deep House” – i-D

“Muzi is one to watch, one to listen to, and most importantly one to dance to.”
PIOTR ORLOV, AFROPUNK

“Muzi gets up with music in his head and doesn’t go to bed until he’s got it out. I really respect him.” – DAMON ALBARN

“An invigorating cocktail of high-energy bass music and ear-catching African rhythms” – MIXMAG

“Super-catchy electronica” – THE INDEPENDENT

Continuing the story from previous album Afrovision’s ‘Microwave Love’, Muzi‘s newest single, ‘Fool’s Love’ will drop worldwide on Wednesday, 7 July. The third single from his highly anticipated upcoming album (to be announced shortly), Fool’s Love features frequent collaborator, BlackRose. Clout Killed The Kids are once again video directors with the talented Rashid Bhika as the D.O.P.

Instant gratification that leads to a constant honeymoon phase with no real connection,” is the main theme Muzi explored in the irresistible lyrics and melody. The video sees Muzi being “clowned” by his pursuit for an unrequited love. Ditching his signature rolled beanie and leather jacket and pants, Muzi takes on a new look with a full chrome clown suit and a bouquet of red roses and balloons.

‘Fool’s Love’ is a fitting glimpse of the forthcoming album, setting the cosmic stage for another chapter in the adventures of Muzi’s alter-ego, Zulu Skywalker. The single and video encapsulate so much of what makes Muzi unique; self-love, vulnerability, a sense of place and a powerful uncompromising audio and visual aesthetic.

The track follows on from recent releases ‘Interblaktic’ and ‘Need Dat’ feat. The Temple, all of which will be featured on his album out this fall.

Connect with MUZI on 
Spotify | Apple Music | Instagram |  Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

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CHINESE KITTY – TOP BITCH

RISING RAP STAR CHINESE KITTY DROPS TOP BITCH SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO FEAT. LIGHTSKINKEISHA 

FULL-LENGTH DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM SMD TO ARRIVE THIS MONTH WITH FEATURES FROM FRENCH MONTANA, FIVIO FOREIGN, DAVE EAST & MORE

Rising rap star Chinese Kitty releases her latest club-ready single Top Bitch feat. LightSkinKeisha along with an accompanying visual. Produced by KeanuGoinStoopid x Irate Genius and released via EMPIRE, Top Bitch is an explosive track filled with bossed up flexes. The seductive music video directed by Mills Miller brings the fiery single to life.

Top Bitch is reclaiming any accomplishment you want as a woman. It doesn’t matter what you wanna do. If you tell yourself that you’re not gonna stop, that you can do it, then you’re a top bitch, period,” says Chinese Kitty.

The track is the first single off Chinese Kitty’s full-length debut studio album SMD slated to arrive later this month – which will include features from French Montana, Fivio Foreign, Dave East and LightSkinKeisha. Fans can expect a slew of bangers and unapologetic bars along with more lavish music videos. Kitty will be performing tracks off the project at this year’s Rolling Loud (New York City) where she will be gracing the festival stage for the second time.

SMD follows Kitty’s 2019 mixtape Kitty Bandz which features knockout tracks such as Opps feat. Cuban Doll and Hitstick.

About Chinese Kitty
Rather than sugarcoat a single word, Chinese Kitty says everything she needs to say in her music. There’s no pretense and no cap. Instead, she just bodies beats with unapologetic East Coast intensity, slips into seductive bars like an apex temptress, and doles out knockout hooks with fire and force. She dropped Kitty Walk as her debut in 2018. Through hustling and emerging as an it-girl in New York nightlife, she organically cultivated an impressive social media audience. After DM-ing Hitmaka, she wound up on the powerhouse remix for Thotbox alongside Young MA, Dreezy, DreamDoll, and Mulatto. She revealed her Kitty Bandz mixtape in 2019, yielding anthems such as Opps feat. Cuban Doll (524K Spotify streams), Hitstick (293k Spotify streams), and Stories of a Ghetto Kitty (271K Spotify streams). In the aftermath of its arrival, she lit up the stage at Rolling Loud New York and drew the attention of Noisey and more. Building an audience of nearly 4 million followers across social media platforms, the rapper, and entrepreneur unleashes one unfiltered and uncompromising banger after another on her full-length debut album, SMD [EMPIRE].

TOP BITCH OUT NOW HERE

WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

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BRETT NEWSKI – IT’S HARD TO BE A PERSON

Songwriter and touring musician Brett Newski (who has played alongside the Pixies, Violent Femmes, Courtney Barnett, Manchester Orchestra, Better Than Ezra and more) is releasing his first illustrated book, It’s Hard to be a Person: Defeating Anxiety, Surviving the World, and Having More Fun, accompanied by a soundtrack to the book featuring 8 original songs. The book has been endorsed by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers, “I love how easy Newski makes it to plow through the dark stuff with some well-placed humor and grit.

Newski been featured on Rolling Stone, NPR, American Songwriter, SiriusXM, Boston Globe, and Billboard. He continues to tour over 100 dates per year. He’s also the host of the popular podcast, Dirt from the Road, where he chats with musicians about their strangest travel stories, mental health boosts, and how to navigate the hurdles of being a person in modern times. Guests include All American Rejects, Dashboard Confessional, Nada Surf, Stelth Ulvang (The Lumineers), Guster, Heartless Bastards, The Verve Pipe, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Barenaked Ladies co-founder, Steven Page.

Starting with couple of doodles Newski posted to social media making light of his struggle with anxiety and depression, they garnered a surprising and overwhelming response and he decided to make his relatable coping mechanism of drawings into a series. Now, Newski presents three years’ worth of drawings in his new book, It’s Hard to be a Person, offering mental health boosts through humor and relatable quips about the perils of living in our world with a mental illness. Newski’s drawings offer a warmth and innocence that comforts readers and reflects their own experiences to assert that, despite the taboo of mental illness, most of us relate to each other on a deeper level when it comes to mental health.

Newski’s book shares the message of:

  • How anxiety is useful and can cultivate creativity
  • Using humor to overcome mental health struggles/phobias
  • How creating music, art, and writing can help ease anxiety and depression
  • Helping introverts shine
  • Shared experiences – how art can connect us by allowing us to express difficult emotions
  • The importance of speaking up about mental health issues
  • Dispelling the stigma around mental health, therapy, and discussing difficult things

Book and album preorder available here.

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Stephanie June QxA

With the release of her new single and music video for “Cry Baby Cry,” NYC singer Stephanie June delivers a pop ballad that’s “just in time for summer,” capturing the feeling of catharsis, about taking a break from seeking answers, and giving yourself the thing you want most. Filmed at the annual “Dance Walk” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the video captures New York in this singular moment in time as it experiences a rebirth, channeling the energy of the summer into “a breezy pop experience.” We sat down with the passionate and talented Stephanie June to chat about her eagerly-awaited release of “Cry Baby Cry,” how the pandemic affected her song writing, and the energy of New York City.

What reaction are you expecting when “Cry Baby Cry” is released?

I think this song is going to make people really happy. I wrote it as an emotional ballad, but then my producers, Daniel Alvarez and Jordan Dunn-Pilz, and I turned it into an upbeat summer pop song.  So the energy is high, but once you peel away that layer, the lyrics bring you to a different place. I imagine people listening to it in the car with the top down, screaming the lyrics uncontrollably. I think people will hear it and think – ‘I’ve felt that, I’ve been there.’

What are you most excited about concerning the release of your new single?

I’m excited to bring some much needed good energy to this world. All of my friends are ready to be free and live their lives this summer. I can’t wait to get to sing this song live. Writing music makes me so happy, but at a certain point you’ve been with a song long enough, and it’s time to give it wings. I hoarded my music for way too long, which I honestly now feel is pretty selfish. So I’m just excited to share it with people and let them love it as much as I do.

Can you speak about why your music video was chosen to be filmed at the “Dance Walk” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn?

I asked my friend Seth Hagenstein, a brilliant director, if he’d be up for making this video. We got to brainstorming and thought it would be amazing to capture the energy of New York at this particular moment in time–the city revived and the excitement on the streets palpable. He wanted to mirror the complicated feelings in the song with the layered experience of going back into the world fully. He had his friend Gilaad Amir organize a “Dance Walk” for 100 friends. It was seriously one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of. People were joining from off the street. It didn’t feel like a video shoot – Seth just captured the joy everyone was experiencing in the moment. So ultimately the video feels really organic and spontaneous, which I love. He created a really beautiful piece of art that elevates the song.

What message do you want “Cry Baby Cry” to convey to fans?

I want fans to hear this song and be empowered to own their experiences. I wrote it at the height of Covid/quarantine, when it felt like the world was ending. It’s about having very intense feelings for someone and giving over to those feelings for a moment. I wrote it stream-of-consciousness style, so it takes you on a journey. Ultimately I think the listener will feel some cognitive dissonance between the lyrics and the upbeat vibe. This is intentional. Not every relationship is straightforward and simple, but even the “wrong relationship” can have a place in our life story.

What was your transition from theater to songwriting like?

I’ve been writing songs since I was a kid, but planned to spend my life singing in theater and immersing myself in fascinating characters. All through acting classes, a teacher would say something and it would inspire a lyric. I’d come home at night to my piano and write songs – that was my happy place. A big lesson you get in acting class is – don’t create a picture in your head of what the scene will look like. Let it happen and be completely in the moment, let the moment change you. There were actors in my classes who were living and breathing theater. That made me realize music has always been like breathing for me. So ultimately I took that lesson, and it brought me back to my first love.

Who would be your dream music collaborator to work with?

Ohh this is a tough one. So many incredible artists I’d love to work with. Mark Ronson would be a total dream. I met him on the street once and was completely starstruck. He created some timeless magic with Amy Winehouse, one of the greatest to ever do it. And he’s built a diverse body of work. He doesn’t impose too much of his own style – he lets true artistry shine through. And he’s a die hard New Yorker, which we share.

How has the pandemic affected/changed your songwriting processes?

The pandemic has majorly changed my process. It’s given me the time and space to really hear my thoughts. I’ve been writing completely for myself. The uninterrupted, guilt-free sessions were just unheard of before the pandemic. And this time has made me realize that there is never a dull moment in life – there is always something going on internally to write about. You know those movies where nothing significant is really happening but everything is happening, like “Lost in Translation?” Some of what I’ve been writing feels like that. It’s the little in between moments that are interesting to me.

There’s also a more selfless nature to writing these days. I think more about how people will relate, how to change their day. I wrote my first single, “They Say New York Is Dead,” when I had Covid. It poured out over two days and I recorded it in my apartment. I shared it because I knew a lot of people were feeling what I was feeling. There’s been so much boiling under the surface for everyone. So to get to unearth all of it and write about it has been fun.

Can you share any other exciting releases you have coming up in 2021?

I plan to release an EP of 6 songs in October, which I’m super excited about. I’ve written a lot over the last couple years, so I’m still figuring out what will be on there. It’ll be stylistically diverse for sure. Can’t wait for you guys to hear.

Stephanie June via Jon Bleicher at Prospect PR for use by 360 Magazine

The Struts image shot by Photo credit: Gary Williamson via Collin Citron at Elektra Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

THE SNUTS ANNOUNCE FALL US HEADLINE TOUR

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW HERE

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM W.L. AVAILABLE NOW HERE

Rising Scottish indie rockers The Snuts have announced they will embark on their first ever US headline tour this Fall. The tour will kick off on October 5 in Baltimore, MD, and wrap on October 14 in San Francisco, CA. Girlhouse will provide support. Tickets for all dates are on sale beginning today HERE.

Last month, The Snuts released their critically acclaimed debut album W.L. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK, and marked the biggest debut from a British band in five years. Additionally, The Snuts became the first Scottish band to achieve a UK Number 1 with their debut album in 14 years. W.L. is available physically and digitally via Parlophone Records/Elektra Records now HERE.

W.L. is highlighted by current single “Glasgow, heartfelt ballad “Somebody Loves You,” the hip-hop driven “Elephants,” the anthemic “Always,” and festival-ready track, “All Your Friends.” Dork Magazine praised, “W.L. is a masterclass in ballads and risk-taking that proves music works best when it comes from the heart.” NME proclaimed “The Scottish rockers are creating an arsenal of anthems for festival season’s return.” Atwood Magazine hailed, “The four-piece have rewritten the song sheet for British indie bands with their open-ended and genre-merging record.”

Hailing from Whitburn, West Lothian, The Snuts have truly found their stride on W.L. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, M83) and recorded at the Firepit London, the album encapsulates the band’s journey from four working class kids growing up with a dream, to becoming one of the UK’s most exciting new bands.

Adored for their uninhibited, sweat-drenched live shows, the band will also embark on a largely sold-out tour of the UK and Ireland this Fall. The massive trek will include a run of special unplugged dates, as well as three sold out hometown shows at Glasgow’s Barrowland. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

The Snuts US Tour Dates – JUST ANNOUNCED

October 05, 2021 – BALTIMORE, MD – Metro Gallery

October 06, 2021 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Underground Arts

October 08, 2021 – NEW YORK, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

October 09, 2021 – CAMBRIDGE, MA – The SInclair

October 13, 2021 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Echo

October 14, 2021 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Independent

The Snuts UK and Ireland Tour Dates

September 01, 2021 – GLASGOW – Oran Mor Auditorium (17:30)* – SOLD OUT

September 01, 2021 – GLASGOW – Oran Mor Auditorium (20:00)* – SOLD OUT

September 02, 2021 – GLASGOW – Oran Mor Auditorium (17:30)* – SOLD OUT

September 02, 2021 – GLASGOW – Oran Mor Auditorium (20:00)* – SOLD OUT

September 07, 2021 – EDINBURGH – The Caves* – SOLD OUT

September 08, 2021 – EDINBURGH – The Caves* – SOLD OUT

September 12, 2021 – MANCHESTER – Blues Kitchen* – SOLD OUT

September 13, 2021 – LEEDS – Wardrobe* – SOLD OUT

September 14, 2021 – KINGSTON – Pryzm* – SOLD OUT

September 20, 2021 – GLASGOW – Barrowland – SOLD OUT

September 21, 2021 – GLASGOW – Barrowland – SOLD OUT

September 22, 2021 – GLASGOW – Barrowland – SOLD OUT

September 28, 2021 – ABERDEEN – Tunnels* – SOLD OUT

September 29, 2021 – ABERDEEN – Tunnels* – SOLD OUT

September 30, 2021 – DUNDEE – Church* – SOLD OUT

October 03, 2021 – DUNDEE – Church* – SOLD OUT

October 16, 2021 – BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute

October 24, 2021 – DUBLIN – Button Factory – SOLD OUT

October 25, 2021 – BELFAST – Empire

October 28, 2021 – EDINBURGH – Corn Exchange – SOLD OUT

November 02, 2021 – EXETER – Phoenix

November 03, 2021 – CARDIFF – Globe – SOLD OUT

November 04, 2021 – LONDON – O2 Forum Kentish Town

November 06, 2021 – DERBY – The Venue – SOLD OUT

November 07, 2021 – OXFORD – O2 Academy

November 08, 2021 – NORWICH – Waterfront

November 13, 2021 – HULL – Asylum

November 14, 2021 – LEEDS – Stylus – SOLD OUT

November 15, 2021 – BRISTOL – Fleece

November 18, 2021 – MIDDLESBROUGH – Town Hall Crypt – SOLD OUT

November 19, 2021 – SHEFFIELD – Leadmill – SOLD OUT

November 22, 2021 – BRIGHTON – Concorde 2

November 23, 2021 – COLCHESTER – Arts Centre

November 24, 2021 – BLACKPOOL – Waterloo – SOLD OUT

November 26, 2021 – MANCHESTER – O2 Ritz – SOLD OUT

* Unplugged with strings

The Snuts are: Jack Cochrane (vocals/guitar), Joe McGillveray (guitar), Callum Wilson (bass) and Jordan Joko’ Mackay (drums).

*Photo credit: Gary Williamson

The Snuts Fall North American tour poster image Photo credit: Gary Williamson via Collin Citron at Elektra Music Group for use by 360 Magazine