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Lauv releases his new single "kids are born stars" credit Sam Fisher via theoriel for use by 360 Magazine

LAUV RELEASES NEW SINGLE

LAUV CONNECTS WITH HIS INNER CHILD IN NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “KIDS ARE BORN STARS”

WATCH HERE

NEW ALBUM ALL 4 NOTHING OUT AUGUST 5TH

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF AUGUST 11TH

Today, multi-Platinum and chart-topping singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Lauv releases his new single and video “Kids Are Born Stars,” available everywhere now via Virgin Music Label and Artist Services. “Kids Are Born Stars” serves as the third single off of Lauv’s highly anticipated second full-length album, All 4 Nothing, set to be released on August 5th. The new music video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU as well as the Paramount Times Square billboards, and Lauv is also featured on today’s New Music Daily playlist with Zane Lowe on Apple Music. “Kids Are Born Stars” follows previous song releases “26” and the stunning title track “All 4 Nothing (I’m So In Love),” which is currently #22 at Top 40 Radio and climbing.

WATCH “KIDS ARE BORN STARS” HERE

LISTEN TO “KIDS ARE BORN STARS”HERE

PRE-ORDER ALL 4 NOTHING HERE

Directed by Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande, Doja Cat), Lauv meets and connects with his younger self in the new video. On the inspiration behind the release, he shares, “When I started making this album, I was doing a lot of inner child meditation work and this song was me getting back in touch with my 8th grade self and giving him a little dose of confidence because Lord knows he would’ve needed it back then. As an adult I had lost touch with my sense of confidence too and making this song and the whole album helped me get back in touch with the person I really am.

The Album Artwork of Lauv for his album "All 4 Nothing" credit Hannah Lux Davis via theoriel for use by 360 Magazine

Lauv’s North American headline tour will kick off August 11th, with stops in New York City at Hammerstein Ballroom, Nashville at Ryman Auditorium, and Los Angeles at The Greek Theatre. Hayley Kiyoko will open on all dates. To purchase tickets, please visit www.lauvsongs.com/tour.

Lauv Tour Dates

Aug 11th – Minneapolis, MN – The Amory

Aug 12th – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

Aug 13th – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheater

Aug 15th – Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach

Aug 16th – Montreal, QC – Place Bell

Aug 17th – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion

Aug 19th – Philadelphia, PA – The Met

Aug 20th – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

Aug 21st – Cincinnati, OH – Icon Festival Stage at Smale Park

Aug 23rd – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!

Aug 25th – Washington, DC – The Anthem

Aug 26th – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center

Aug 28th – Ashbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage

Aug 30th – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Aug 31st – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy

Sept 1st – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

Sept 3rd – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall

Sept 4th – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Sept 6th – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom

Sept 7th – Ogden, UT – Ogden Amphitheater

Sept 9th – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre

Sept 11th – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Sept 12th – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre

Sept 15th – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley

Sept 17th – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Sept 20th – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater

About Lauv

For as much as he’s known for intriguing and inventive soundscapes, multi-Platinum chart-topping singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Lauv asserts himself as a storyteller, first and foremost. His stories continue to enchant audiences everywhere by converting the magic around him into generational anthems. After amassing 11 billion streams, the next chapter of Lauv is sonically the most challenging and exciting yet. Starting his artist career in 2015, Lauv introduced himself with viral sensation “The Other,” he landed a global smash in the form of “I Like Me Better.” It tallied over 2 billion streams, while reaching Top 10 chart positioning at Top 40 radio and Top 5 chart positioning at Hot AC radio in the US, went sextuple-Platinum in the US and Platinum in twelve other countries. He served up Gold-selling 2018 playlist I Met You When I Was 18 and Gold-selling 2020 debut album ~how i’m feeling~ along with a procession of hits, including the Platinum hit “I’m So Tired” with Troye Sivan as well as Gold-certified singles”There’s No Way” [feat. Julia Michaels] and “Fuck, I’m Lonely” [feat. Anne-Marie]. In between selling out headline tours and supporting Ed Sheeran in stadiums, he performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonJimmy Kimmel LIVE!The Late Late Show with James Corden, and more. Lauv will release his highly-anticipated second full-length album, All 4 Nothing, on August 5th, featuring singles “26,” “All 4 Nothing (I’m So In Love),” and “Kids Are Born Stars.”

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VALLEY – “LAST BIRTHDAY” MUSIC VIDEO

The up-and-coming alt-pop band Valley released their 70s romcom virtuoso music video for “Last Birthday,” via Capitol Records. Emulating a reminiscent, retro vibe throughout, the music video was shot on 16mm film and directed by Dylan Mitro. Through the video, the natural harmony between the group was on full affect. Watch the dynamic new music video HERE.

The Rolling Stone India raved about “Last Birthday,” stating, “[Last Birthday] works because the quartet add a level of earnestness to the understated production in few ways records do these days.” The song is apart of Valley’s EP The After Party that was released early January. Listen to The After Party EP HERE.

The band has dominated the live music scene in the past year, roaming around playing shows across North America. Valley embarked on their first American festival shows this past summer, selling out venues with COIN boarding an impressive 17-date North American tour. They closed out the end of 2021 with a hometown performance at The Opera House in Toronto.

Valley is now prepping for their ‘I’ll Be With You Tour,’ that features 30 dates throughout North America. With tickets almost completely sold out, you’ll want to head over to Valley’s website to snatch the last ones left (see tour dates below). They, too, revealed their involvement in this years Governors Ball in New York. Valley connects with the likes of Halsey, Roddy Rich and Tove Lo on Saturday June 11 at Citi Field. Learn more about the Governors Ball HERE.

About Valley

Consisting of artists Rob Laska, Karah James, Mickey Brandolino and Alex DiMauro, Valley has been growing their presence in the industry over the past two years. Their music allows the band to form a personable connection with their fans. Specializing in the realm of alternative pop, the Toronto group of four crafts music that captivates their audiences with a modern touch. They came together by random chance, when a home studio accidentally booked them together. Originally Mike and Karah performed together, as did Rob and Alex.

They became one, identifying that together they could produce self-written and produced projects, like their EP The Room is White (2016), their debut album MAYBE (2019) and the EP sucks to see you doing better (2020). Throughout 2020, they were brought together with Lennon Stella and The Band CAMINO on tours throughout North America. In 2020, Valley also received a Juno Award nomination for “Breakthrough Group of the Year.” Last Birthday, the groups most recent EP, was released via Capitol Records while they connected with COIN for a North American tour. The band is embodied by Kevin “Chief” Zaruk/Simon Tikhman with The Core Entertainment and DaLyn Bauman/Patrizia Levin with Align Management.

‘I’ll Be With You’ North American Headlining Tour Dates

February 16: Cambridge, MA

February 18: New York, NY

February 19: Philadelphia, PA

February 20: Washington, DC

February 22: Nashville, TN

February 23: Atlanta, GA

February 25: Austin, TX

February 26: Dallas, TX

March 1: Phoenix, AZ

March 3: Los Angeles, CA

March 4: San Francisco, CA

March 5: Santa Cruz, CA

March 8: Portland, OR

March 9: Seattle, WA

March 11: Salt Lake City, UT

March 12: Denver, CO

March 15: Chicago, IL

March 16: Minneapolis, MN

March 18: Winnipeg, MB

March 19: Saskatoon, SK

March 22: Victoria, BC

March 23: Vancouver, BC

March 25: Edmonton, AB

March 26: Calgary, AB

April 14: Catharines, ON

April 15: London, ON

April 16: Waterloo, ON

June 11: New York, NY (Governors Ball)

iann dior "On To Better Things" album cover art via Kristin Somin/ The Oriel for use by 360 MAGAZINE

iann dior – On To Better Things

Today, the multi-platinum selling, chart-stealing artist iann dior released his album, On To Better Things. See the official tracklist below, and click HERE to stream/download the album.

Throughout his new album, iann showcases an alt-pop/rock flare, while keeping to his identity as a rapper on trap tracks like “i might,” and “v12,” ft. Lil Uzi Vert. On To Better Things discusses the topics of love, relationships and loyalty, with the common message of moving on to a bigger and better future. The remarkable album sees the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Uzi Vert and Travis Barker, including production from Travis Barker, Taz Taylor, Omer Fedi, Cirkut and Cashmere Cat.

You can catch iann on Jimmy Kimmel Live! next Wednesday, January 26, where he will debut “thought it was” ft. Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker for the first time.

As if the release of his new album wasn’t enough, iann, too, was declared the face of the Germany luxury fashion house MCM’s 2022 Spring/ Summer collection. The campaign can be described as “an interdimensional journey into utopian paradise.” The MCM’s 2022 Spring/ Summer campaign was shot virtually and IRL, mesmerizing viewers with a vivacious world, highlighting an upcoming perspective on 2022, paired with the musical styling of iann dior. The collection is available both in-store and online now at mcmworldwide.com.

ABOUT IANN DIOR

Puerto Rican-born, Corpus Christi-raised celebrated artist iann dior is known as one of the industry’s fastest growing artists in modern time. With the release of his first song that he wrote, his career took off. The song gained traction after iann posted the track to SoundCloud, quickly obtaining over 10,000 plays in its first week, catching the eyes of Internet Money founder Taz Taylor. Taylor and iann then got together to work on music, and shortly after he landed a deal with Elliot Grainge’s label 10k Projects in April 2019, releasing his project Industry Plant.

In 2020, we saw the true rise of iann when he was featured on the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “Mood,” with 24KGoldn, that is now certified 4x platinum. “Mood” stayed atop the Top 10 to 10 weeks. Together, the duo traveled and performed on The Voice, American Music Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and were nominated for 2 VMAS, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 1 AMA and 1 iHeart Radio Music Award following the achievement of “Mood.” Since then, iann has collaborated with artists such as Lil Baby, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Clean Bandit and Trippie Redd. Renowned for his captivating music in the genres of alternative, pop, rap and electronic/dance, iann is a truly diverse artist that captivates millions of people with his distinctive and charming point-of-view.

On To Better Things Tracklist

  1. is it you
  2. complicate it
  3. v12 (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
  4. i might
  5. heavy
  6. dark angel interlude
  7. obvious (ft. Travis Barker)
  8. heartbreak3r
  9. options
  10. regret
  11. thought it was (ft. Machine Gun Kelly & Travis Barker)
  12. sinking interlude
  13. let you
  14. fallin
  15. hopeless romantic (ft. Travis Barker)
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Lights Announces “Baby I’m Back” Tour

Alt-pop artist Lights has just announced the “Baby I’m Back” North American headline tour. The tour kicks off in Portland, OR on April 3, 2022, making stops in Los Angeles and NYC before closing in Toronto, Ontario on May 7. Presale tickets will be available for purchase on Wednesday, November 17 at 10 am local time. General on sale tickets are available on November 19 at 10 am local time. For tickets and more information on the tour visit www.iamlights.com.

Lights just returned with her new single and official video for Prodigal Daughter, which is the first track in her upcoming album which is expected to release in 2022. Lights’ unapologetic and honest nature pushes the boundaries of alt-pop music. Her alternative culture and music have been continuously rising with streams in the hundreds of millions. Throughout her career, Lights has collected multiple awards, sold out tours and has collaborated with artists like Travis Baker and Steve Aoki. With the release of her new single Prodigal Daughter, Lights has jumpstarted a new era.

 

 

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Oh Wonder Surprise Album and Video Release

Oh Wonder, the English alt-pop duo, has today released their beautiful, surprise new album, 22 Break, alongside a stunning short film accompanying the record in full. The album features their newest single, “Rollercoaster Baby,” released yesterday.

The band has also confirmed a now sold-out, global, online broadcast of their recent London show at The Albany, taking place on their YouTube on October 14th at 1pm EST. A 52-date world tour for 2022 is on sale now, following an eventful period for the unique London duo, who just scored back-to-back top 10s with 2020’s No One Else Can Wear Your Crown album, on top of 2.7 billion streams and 1.7 million adjusted album sales.

22 Break is the soundtrack to a band, and couple, almost broken – but ultimately made – by the pandemic. It’s a personal, powerfully honest account of those universal breakup themes like loneliness, inadequacy, resentment, and fears for the future, as heightened by making music from your shed in lockdown. In the pandemic’s early phases, Anthony and Josephine worked hard to fill the void created by 2020. Anthony decided to open a coffee shop in Peckham called Nola, which soon saw round-the-block queues and put many of their touring crew back in work. As they started working on new music, however, all the unspoken tensions between a pair who’d never really known a relationship outside of the band tumbled out. Ultimately, though, the album that almost ended Oh Wonder proved to be the making of them: 22 Break is a cathartic, quietly hopeful project, the light at the end of the tunnel that was Oh Wonder’s quite particular pandemic.

Not many bands can make a break-up album that culminates in them tying the knot – but then again, Oh Wonder have never been like other bands. Coming out of 22 Break and all the soul-searching that it forced them to do, Josephine and Anthony got married in August this year. Whilst their relationship now has its own space to exist outside of Nola and Oh Wonder, the duo’s crossroads period has accidentally resulted in their most profound work to date. Opening up to their fans and each other, the ‘Make or Break?’ poised by 22 Break is not so much a question as an active choice – to be as honest as possible, to move forward, and to begin a brand new chapter in the story of Oh Wonder.

OH WONDER – 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
MAY 08 2022 // HISTORY, TORONTO, ON
MAY 10 2022 // MTELUS, MONTREAL, QC
MAY 11 2022 // HOUSE OF BLUES, BOSTON, MA
MAY 13 2022 // 9.30 CLUB, WASHINGTON, D.C.
MAY 14 2022 // THEATRE OF LIVING ARTS (TLA), PHILADELPHIA, PA
MAY 15 2022 // BROOKLYN STEEL, BROOKLYN, NY
MAY 17 2022 // THE VIC THEATRE, CHICAGO, IL
MAY 18 2022 // FIRST THEATRE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
MAY 20 2022 // OGDEN THEATRE, DENVER, CO
MAY 21 2022 // THE DEPOT, SALT LAKE CITY, UT
MAY 23 2022 // SHOWBOX SODO, SEATTLE, WA
MAY 24 2022 // VOGUE THEATER, VANCOUVER, BC
MAY 25 2022 // ROSELAND THEATER, PORTLAND, OR
MAY 28 2022 // FOX THEATER, OAKLAND, CA
MAY 29 2022 // HOUSE OF BLUES, ANAHEIM, CA
MAY 31 2022 // THE WILTERN, LOS ANGELES, CA

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Young Franco × Golden Vessel – Underneath

Following a near perfect run of singles under a reformed, hip hop dance sound recruiting the likes of rap mogul Denzel Curry, SonReal and rising star Jalmar, Young Franco returns to his indie roots, collaborating with close friend Golden Vessel for new single, “Underneath”. Listen HERE

Young Franco’s career highlights include Apple Advertising Campaigns, support from Zane Lowe and hosting new MTV series, “Back and Beyond” with Thandi Phoenix, “Underneath” acts as an ode to the incredible, feel good alternative sound that established his core early fanbase. 

“Underneath” oozes timelessness, highlighting Young Franco’s ability to shift sounds and genres, while keeping his cornerstone value of quality dance cross over production. Across its just under 4-minute run time, Golden Vessel’s ominous vocals shimmer amidst a cocktail of production flare from Franco. A wobbly bassline combines perfectly with softly tapped piano chords, creating the underbed for a sway worthy alt-pop ballad. As the synth line takes care of the melodic elements in the track’s breakdown, a melancholic ambience is created, channeling the perfect moment for reflection in these unstable times.

On the creation of the track, Golden Vessel stated, “To me it feels like it’s about that corny moment at a music festival or a concert where you’ve spotted someone a couple of times and you lock eyes with them. Your favorite band is playing, and you feel really connected with this stranger even though you know nothing about them.”

About Young Franco

The Young Franco project is currently sitting perched above the clouds, with career highlights being ticked off with every subsequent release. Most recently he collaborated with Filipino-Canadian Director Khrysta Lloren a.k.a NOFAC3 for the music video for Come Thru (feat. SonReal & Jalmar), which premiered via Flaunt. His 2020 single, “Fallin Apart” featuring Denzel Curry and Pell took the already glowing artist to angelic levels. The single received a full addition on Triple J, as well as radio spins globally, and featured on publications such as Clash Magazine, NME, Out Now Magazine, Colors, Sniffers, Happy Mag, Acclaim, Purple Sneakers, Pilerats and more. The track also featured as the soundtrack for Apple’s Airpod ‘Jump’ campaign which has received nearly 10 million views on Youtube and was premiered during the Grammys broadcast.

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12AM × Pyrex – Lights

Rising alt pop, hip hop, and R&B act 12AM drops new single “Lights” out now via Sony Music Entertainment Canada. On the track, the Canadian talent links up with Baltimore rapper, producer, and Metro Boomin affiliate Pyrex (Whippa) to deliver a slick end-of-summer jam. Following the streaming success of his latest releases like “come over” and “Ski Mask” (which landed on Spotify’s highly-acclaimed ‘tear drop’ playlist), the new heat cements the Canadian talent as a fiery newcomer to watch. 

Produced by Evan Gartner and Mason Sacks, “Lights” features alluring guitar loops over hard hitting 808s and bass, both spotlighting 12AM‘s signature melodic R&B sound. The lyrics paint an glorious picture of his freshly acquired L.A. lifestyle: the extravagant bliss of hopping out of suicide doors, jacuzzi living, and women, with questions asked about the pricetag on the finer things. But it didn’t always start out this way, juxtaposed by the artist’s challenged upbringing, 12AM offers his latest verses from the top of the mountain he’s been climbing before his official arrival in 2016. With the assist on the track, Pyrex ascends alongside 12AM with his distinct hot-blooded delivery. Together, flaunting and thriving on it’s hypnotic beat, serve up a certified banger. 

The new music proceeds after “come over” and “Voices” whose success resulted in early rotation on Apple Radio 1, premieres with Travis Mills and media coverage from various cultural tastemakers. In addition to mainstream radio and media coverage, praise for 12AM’s collection can be seen across social media from artists such as Travis Barker, Tyla Yaweh, and Elijah Woods.

About 12AM

Los Angeles-based, Ottawa native Matthew Dubois better known as 12AM is an emerging alternative R&B singer stemming from the ever-expanding Canadian music scene.  

Earning love from streaming platforms and radio alike, 12AM‘s releases have landed consistent debuts on new music playlists in the US and Canada, garnering early support in rotation on Apple Music 1 Radio which led to premieres with Travis Mills for “love dies” and “come over.” Notably 12AM boasts over 15 million streams with 6 million of those branching from viral tracks “Voices” and “come over.”

No stranger to media coverage and acclaim from tastemakers, praise can be seen coming from industry key players such as Complex, Elevator Mag, Noisey, and Lyrical Lemonade who said, “12AM has been having a massive year without being able to tour, the Canadian [and LA-based] artist has an innate ability to craft big choruses which is why more and more artists are tapping in to use his melodic talents.”  

A prolific storyteller, 12AM consistently writes for other artists as well as himself. 12AM can be seen frequently working with Elijah Woods and Omer Fedi (Kid Laroi “Without You”), (24kGoldn & Iann Dior “Mood”) and (Lil Nas X “Montero”) also regularly working with producers Midi Jones, Bizness Boi, and NGHT NGHT. Apart from writing and making music, 12AM has an extensive touring background, in his most recent run touring North America with Souly Had, 12AM completed over 30 show dates on a single tour amassing sold out venues in Salt Lake City and Toronto. Touring accolades include dates with Internet Money, Iann Dior, Jez Dior, 24kGoldn, Jutes, and Trevor Daniel. A one-of-a-kind artist, 12AM’s passion and pain shine through his music-making and unique narrative ability. 

With highly anticipated upcoming releases with Travis Barker, Jutes, and Pyrex, paired with the heavy hitting management team of Tes Siyoum (Tyla Yaweh) and Alec Strasmore (ex-Post Malone), 12AM is creating the pathway for a summer 2021 takeover. 12AM’s repertoire is only at its inception, the future looks incredibly bright for the multifaceted and highly talented singer.

AViVA “Melancholy” image shot by Matais C from Lisa DiAngelo at Capitol Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

AViVA – MELANCHOLY

AViVA PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “MELANCHOLY” LISTEN HERE 

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “MELANCHOLY” HERE

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST’S DEBUT NOVEL SELF/LESS DUE OUT 9/28

Today, Australia-born artist AViVA makes her Capitol Records debut with ”Melancholy” : a new single and video spotlighting her immersive and electrifying brand of alt-pop. An unfiltered look at the downward pull of depression, “Melancholy” also showcases the uncompromising originality that’s earned AViVA a passionate global following in recent years. Go HERE to download/stream “Melancholy,” and check out the video HERE.

With its moody backdrop of minimalist beats, “Melancholy” sets its emotionally vivid lyrics to an infectious sing-song melody (“One, two, three, four/Vicious, knocking at my door/Seven, eight, nine, ten/Burn the candle at both ends”). Throughout the track, AViVA delivers a captivating vocal performance, flaunting her effortless flow and fierce yet vulnerable presence. 360 Magazine loves AViVA’s vibrant energy and passionate lyricism.

On the single, AViVA says, “Seemingly cheerful and upbeat from the outside, it doesn’t matter what makes you feel that way, sometimes feeling down is the only way you can feel, but the power of the last line ‘it will never be the same’ is where the core message of the song lies. Even though after negative experiences things often aren’t the same, we are always free to learn and grow from our experiences. Feeling melancholy, like so many feelings, is just a temporary state. Things will, as they always do, get better.”

The video for “Melancholy,” co-directed by AViVA and long-time collaborator Jeffeton James, amplifies the song’s raw and powerful intimacy. To that end, the wildly colorful visual places AViVA in a series of isolated situations: lying in a hospital bed, trapped behind a school desk, singing to her own reflection inside the room of an abandoned and decaying home. As the song unfolds, the 27-year-old artist reveals her unapologetically punk spirit, inhabiting each frame with a feverish intensity.

A multidisciplinary artist, AViVA will release her debut novel SELF/LESS via Macmillan on September 28. Set in a dystopian society in which all forms of self-expression and creativity are outlawed, the book follows its 17-year-old protagonist Teddy as she rebels against her upbringing and discovers a secret world beneath the walled-in city where she was raised. According to AViVA, SELF/LESS fulfills a longtime mission of creating her own distinct multiverse that seamlessly merges music and literature.

*Photo Credit: Matais C

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CLAIRE ROSINKRANZ "6 In a Billion" EP imagefrom Republic Records Media via Danielle Gonzalez at Universal Music Group

CLAIRE ROSINKRANZ – 6 OF A BILLION

GEN Z POP PHENOM CLAIRE ROSINKRANZ RELEASES NEW EP: 6 OF A BILLION

LISTEN TO 6 OF A BILLION HERE

“”Remi Wolf and Benee fans, take note of TikTok breakout Claire Rosinkranz, who will surely be your next favorite.” – Billboard

“2020 may have been a banner year for Rosinkranz, but it’s a culmination of the work she’s put into her craft.” – American Songwriter

After building anticipation for its arrival, Gen Z singer-songwriter Claire Rosinkranz releases her anxiously awaited sophomore EP, 6 Of A Billion, today via slowplay/Republic Records.

Listen to 6 Of A BillionHERE.

She heralded the project with her most recent single “Boy In A Billion.” In a week, it has already amassed over 1 million total streams. Attracting critical praise, The Honey Pop fittingly described Claire as “what’s next in pop music.” In addition to plugs from DORK and more, Clash raved the track “underlines her alt-pop prowess.” The project also boasts “Frankenstein,” which has reeled in 6 million streams and counting.

The EP could double as the ultimate Gen Z teen flick with the star as its narrator. The opener “Hotel” glides on a bouncy beat wrapped in sunny guitar as she details the art of sneaking out (without getting caught) and promises, “One day I’ll write a story that’ll sit on a shelf about partying with my friends at some random hotel.” On the opening track, Claire says, “I wrote this song about the feeling of sneaking out, partying with friends, driving fast and eating pasta.”

Her voice seesaws over a sparse riff on “Pretty Little Things” as she laments with a soft croon, “All these pretty little things in life we have to learn to ignore. Everything culminates on the jazz-y feels of “LAX.” Her powerful delivery echoes in tandem with a bold horn section on one last crescendo.

Check out the full tracklisting below.

Claire definitely asserts herself as one of a billion and a new kind of pop outlier! Stay tuned for more soon.

6 Of A Billion Tracklist

  1. Hotel
  2. Pretty Little Things
  3. Boy In A Billion
  4. Fall Apart
  5. Frankenstein
  6. LAX

ABOUT CLAIRE ROSINKRANZ

Southern California singer, songwriter, ballerina, and multi-instrumentalist Claire Rosinkranz grafts the Gen-Z coming-of-age experience onto quirky D.I.Y. soundscapes often cooked up by her dad in the garage. Within a year, the 17-year-old phenomenon has eclipsed over half-a-billion total streams and received widespread acclaim courtesy of Rolling StoneVarietyCoup de MainBuzzfeedGenius, and more. OnesToWatch championed her as one of its “Top Artists To Watch in 2021, while New York Times and Billboard named her breakout anthem “Backyard Boy” among “The Best Songs of 2020. Speaking of “Backyard Boy,” it inspired over 3 million TikTok videos and fueled the trailer for Amazon’s The Map of Tiny Perfect Things. Along the way, she collaborated with the likes of Jeremy Zucker, Role Model, and Clinton Kane and earned the support of Olivia Rodrigo, Tai Verdes, Lexi Jayde, and 347aidan. Now, she presents an unfiltered perspective on being a teen through her 2021 sophomore EP introduced by the lead single “Frankenstein.”

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Thought, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G).  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

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FUTURE CRIB – FULL TIME SMILE

BOMBASTIC NASHVILLE QUINTET FUTURE CRIB ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

FULL TIME SMILE OUT SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

SHARES NEW TRACK MOST LIKELY NEVER GOING TO DIE WITH ACCOMPANYING VIDEO

Rising Nashville indie quintet Future Crib are excited to announce their fourth album Full Time Smile, due September 10, 2021. The announcement is heralded by the release of rollicking lead single Most Likely Never Going To Die and its accompanying video. Both debuted in an extensive interview feature with American Songwriter, who called the song “a catchy, nostalgic-sounding indie-rock bop that effortlessly expresses the euphoria of youthful love in modern times.” Stay tuned for more music and news in the coming weeks, including the announcement of U.S. tour dates and festival appearances, such as the already-announced Treefort Music Fest in Boise, ID.

This tune is kind of a tongue in cheek realization that nothing lasts forever, even when you feel like you and the people in your life are invincible,” says vocalist Johnny Hopson. “Its been elating to see people at shows singing along with the song without it even being released. It feels surreal to have a room full of people singing to each other ‘you and I are never gonna die!’ At least right then and there in that moment, youre indestructible.”

On the tail end of a pandemic that stunted artistic production around the globe, the sentiment chosen to open Future Crib’s Full Time Smile may seem at first listen a bit untimely. “Happiness is going out of style / pretend you are miserable for a while,” croons multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Johnny Hopson as keys and synths swish into a lush, blissful crescendo.

For the five-piece Nashville-based band, happiness isn’t so much pass as it is a process, or the result of a transitional and sometimes tumultuous period. As drummer and vocalist Noah Pope puts it, the record’s central theme revolves around recontextualizing the parts of life that are less than pleasant. It’s about searching and having the guts and strength to move on and explore new territory.

Recorded in the outskirts of Atlanta in December 2020, the band gave themselves the self-imposed limitation to record Full Time Smile in the span of a week. While challenging, the method of building a makeshift studio with analog gear was a testament to the friendship that undergirds how Future Crib operates on the regular. “We were in a state of being open and communicative about where we were in our lives and I think that comes off in the record,” says bassist and vocalist Julia Anderson. “We all weighed in because these songs were important to all of us.

Whereas the band’s second LP, Silverdays, was, in the words of multi-instrumentalist Bryce DuBray’s words, “a reimagining” and a “polishing up” of previously produced demos, Full Time Smile is a more carefully crafted affair, a concerted effort to reflect the band in the most accurate way possible. It’s the first record by the band that features contributions of guitarist and vocalist George Rezek, who joined the group in a full-time capacity after filling in for Pope on a series of dates in 2019.

This retreat approach to making the record took the already-established bonds within the band to new levels. “When you make a record at home, it’s going to be pretty predictable,” says Hopson. Though bands are rarely a democracy, Future Crib sought to develop Full Time Smile without any particular member having absolute authority over a song’s final form. Blending electronic or synthesized instrumentation with organic sounds gives the album a balance so rarely found in even the most modern of releases.

Indeed, the band made a point to put egos aside during the production and craft something that transcended any one member’s preferences. “We decided to stay away from doing anything that would make the record sound like any particular band or influence,” says Hopson. “We were making all of the choices that were best for each song. The influences come no matter what.”

Though there was a conscious effort to avoid sounding like anything in particular, the result draws on a range of influential artists that dominated rock clubs and college radio in the 90s and early aughts. It comes as no surprise then, this alt-pop masterpiece dares to be embraced by fans of Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, Dr. Dog, and other acts of their ilk.

We all really enjoy listening to records front-to-back,” says Pope. “We put a lot of effort into arrangements and how songs flow.” Though dynamic, the album retains an obvious cohesion that is owed to the band’s reliance on self-recording and making a point to avoid more traditional studio setups. “There’s a lot going on and a lot of room for error, but we trust each other with sounds and creative decisions because we know that ultimately we will do what’s best for the song,” adds Hopson.

The album’s lead single, Most Likely Never Going To Die, is an aptly-named earworm that is representative of the band’s penchant for writing indelible melodies with punchy guitar licks that will surely resonate with fans of the aforementioned acts. Hopson is at his best when he waxes philosophical about what constitutes the good life without coming off as pretentious.

On Horses, Leaves, and less-rollicking numbers, the tempos may slow down considerably, but the emotional weight and maturity remains. While these songs may be closer in presentation to the outsider art of Bill Callahan and Daniel Johnston than radio-rock, they’re no less effective. The record’s title track also trades raucous sing-alongs for a reflection on how to find happiness in spite of ever-present struggles.

Despite its ecstatic moments and joyful performances throughout, Future Crib exercise a stunning amount of humility on Full Time Smile – perhaps most especially on the record’s closing track, Forever Aint A Long Time And We Still Have A Lot To Do. As Hopson sings, “Were kidding ourselves if we ask for a three-minute rocker to last forever.” With songs as crafty as those found on Full Time Smile, though, it’s very possible that these three-minute rockers may stick around for quite a long time.

FUTURE CRIB FULL TIME SMILE

RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

  1. Miserable
  2. Together Together
  3. What’s The Use In Waiting
  4. Horses
  5. Cherry
  6. Fluff = Nothing
  7. Full Time Smile
  8. Leaves
  9. Most Likely Never Going To Die
  10. BG
  11. Forever Ain’t a Long Time and We Still Have a Lot to Do