Following the release of his critically acclaimed album WHO CARES?, Rex Orange Countydebuts his new song, “THREAT,” an upbeat and melodic summer single that Rex wrote and produced with his close friends Teo Halm and Jim Reed.
The release of “THREAT” comes just days before Rex’s biggest show to date. On Saturday, August 13, he plays a sold-out hometown performance to 20,000 people in Gunnersbury Park, London. This follows a two-month multi-city run in North America that saw Rex performing sold-out shows at iconic venues including The Hollywood Bowl, Forest Hills Stadium, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and more.
Earlier this year, Rex released his latest album, WHO CARES?, which charted #1 in the UK, #2 in Australia, and #5 in the US. The record includes stand-out songs such as “AMAZING,” “THE SHADE,” “KEEP IT UP,”and “OPEN A WINDOW” featuring Tyler, The Creator, marking the first time the two have collaborated since Tyler’s 2017 album Flower Boy. Complex praised the album in their ‘Best of 2022 So Far’ list, calling it “sobering, uplifting, fun, and honest all at the same time, making for a great addition to his expanding catalog.”
Everyone’s been raving about the album, with Grammy.com naming it “the British pop-rock group’s most thought-provoking album to date.” Billboard gushed about Bastille, stating, “Bastille has not-so-quietly developed into one of the most consistent mainstream pop-rock acts working today,” and Rolling Stone UK even pronounced them “one of Britain’s brightest bands.”
Bastille brings their unique and pioneering sound on tour this summer, seeing the US leg beginning on May 14 in Memphis, TN, hitting both Los Angeles and New York City throughout the course of the tour. See official list of tour dates below! Tickets are available at https://www.bastillebastille.com/.
Known for their modern yet elevating sound of alternative/pop/rock music, Bastille has been captivating the music industry since their debut hit ‘Pompeii’ released to the world in 2013. The mass success of this song set them up for a stunning career, allowing their first album Bad Blood sell in surplus. From this point on, Bastille continued to experiment with their sound, even delving into the genres of dance/R&B. Modernly, Bastille has pushed their music into an ethereal state with projects such as Give Me The Future. Amassing a total of 11 million records purchased, 6 UK Top 40 singles and 1.5 billion video views, Bastille continues to uplift their presence in the music industry.
GIVE ME THE FUTURE TRACKLISTING: 1. “Distorted Light Beam” 2. “Thelma + Louise” 3. “No Bad Days” 4. “Brave New World” (Interlude) 5. “Back To The Future” 6. “Plug In…” 7. “Promises” (by Riz Ahmed) 8. “Shut Off The Lights” 9. “Stay Awake?” 10. “Give Me The Future” 11. “Club 57” 12. “Total Dissociation” (Interlude) 13. “Future Holds” (feat. BIM)
“GIVE ME THE FUTURE” 2022 US TOUR DATES: May 14, 2022 Memphis, TN May 15, 2022 Oklahoma City, OK May 17, 2022 Mesa, AZ May 18, 2022 Las Vegas, NV May 20, 2022 Los Angeles, CA May 21, 2022 Paso Robles, CA May 23, 2022 Portland, OR May 24, 2022 Seattle, WA May 25, 2022 Bonner, MT May 28, 2022 St. Paul, MN May 29, 2022 Kansas City, MO May 31, 2022 St. Louis, MO June 1, 2022 Madison, WI June 3, 2022 Toronto, ON June 5, 2022 Washington, DC June 7, 2022 New York, NY June 8, 2022 Boston, MA June 10, 2022 Detroit, MI June 11, 2022 Pittsburgh, PA June 12, 2022 Indianapolis, IN June 14, 2022 New Haven, CT June 15, 2022 Philadelphia, PA June 17, 2022 Columbus, OH
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
is it you
v12 (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
dark angel interlude
obvious (ft. Travis Barker)
thought it was (ft. Machine Gun Kelly & Travis Barker)
Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a Kygo releases his new song “Undeniable” ft. X Ambassadors today. Listen HERE. “Undeniable”, out now via RCA Records is the follow up to Kygo’s most recent release “Love Me Now” ft. Zoe Wees which was released this summer and “Gone Are The Days” ft. James Gillespie which was released in the Spring.
Kygo says, “Sam and I had so much fun writing this one together in LA then performing it last month at Banc of California Stadium. It’s a special song to us and I hope everyone likes “Undeniable” as much as we do.”
X Ambassadors lead singer/songwriter Sam Nelson Harris says, “I’ve always had an affinity for big-ass love songs but don’t often end up writing them. This one came together so organically and quickly— it was such a treat to write it with Kash, Nick, Whethan and Kyrre. I honestly couldn’t be more excited to sing it at all my friends weddings.”
Kygo recently played a massive sold out show in Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium in early September. This followed his triumphant first live show back in front of a crowd, where he sold out the historic Red Rocks amphitheater in June. He recently announced, and then sold out within 10 minutes the biggest stadium in Oslo (Ullevaal Stadium) for a show scheduled for July 2nd, 2022. He continues his ongoing residency at The Wynn in Las Vegas. Additionally, through his lifestyle brand Palm Tree Crew, he recently threw his one-of-a-kind intimate festival experience, Palm Tree Music Festival at the Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, NY. The single-day event captured the feeling of summer in paradise and featured performances by Kygo himself, Zedd, Gryffin (DJ Set), Frank Walker and Forester.
2020 was a massive year for Kygo. He released a remix of Donna Summer’s Grammy Award winning, platinum, #1 song “Hot Stuff” as well as a remix of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It” to rave reviews. He also released his critically acclaimed third full-length album Golden Hour which features his hit single “Lose Somebody” with OneRepublic as well as “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston, the latter of which has garnered over 1.1 billion streams worldwide and charted at Top 40 radio. Earlier this year Kygo performed a breathtaking set which was livestreamed on Moment House. Filmed on a snow-capped mountain top in the Sunnmore Alps in his home country of Norway, the one-of-a-kind virtual experience allowed audiences around the world to watch the global superstar deliver a career-spanning set amidst a breathtaking environment unlike anywhere they’ve seen him perform before.
Johnny Marr returns with “Spirit, Power And Soul”, the first new music from his forthcoming double album, and fourth solo full-length record, titled Fever Dreams Pts 1-4. Marking Johnny’s first new music since 2019, new single “Spirit, Power And Soul” is released today. A new four track EP, Fever Dreams Pt 1 will be released October 15th via BMG. Watch the video for “Spirit, Power And Soul.”
Informed by the kind of powerful, anthemic and direct approach to words instantly present in “Spirit, Power And Soul”, the songs on the Fever Dreams Pt 1 EP arrive with an emotional potency. Fusing the language of soul music with his roots as a “Mancunian glam rocker”, lyrics that could be simultaneously personal and universal, with a high energy electro sound. The new EP reflects Marr‘s multifaceted past, but takes his music somewhere startlingly new.
Speaking about the new single, Marr says, “Spirit, Power And Soul’ is a kind of mission statement. I had an idea about an electro sound with gospel feeling, in my own words, an electro soul anthem.”
The Fever Dreams Pt 1 EP will be released digitally, and on limited edition 12″ silver vinyl via BMG from October 15th. The double album release date, and more details, are soon to be announced.
Looking to 2022, Johnny Marr was recently announced as the special guest on The Killers North American arena tour set to begin in August through to October 2022—all dates HERE. Before that, Johnny will play a short sold out headline tour at intimate venues across the UK in September, ahead of joining The Courteeners at a sold out show at Manchester’s 50k capacity Old Trafford. The dates will mark Johnny’s return to the live stage, and first shows since performing “No Time To Die” with Billie Eilish and long-standing collaborator Hans Zimmer live at the 2019 BRIT Awards.
Marr‘s solo career has given rise to three critically acclaimed UK Top Ten albums – The Messenger (2013), Playland (2014) and 2018’s Call The Comet. His continued creative journey has seen him at the heart of The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, as well as working with The Pretenders, Talking Heads, The Avalanches, and most recently Billie Eilish, recording the score and soundtrack for the forthcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die with Hans Zimmer.
Fever Dreams Pt. 1 Tracklisting
Spirit, Power And Soul
All These Days
UK Tour Dates: September 2021
20 – Leeds, Stylus SOLD OUT
21 – Blackburn, King George’s Hall
23 – London, Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
25 – Manchester, Old Trafford Cricket Ground (supporting The Courteeners) SOLD OUT
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 forApple’s Airpod ‘Jump’ campaign which has received nearly 10 million views on Youtube and was premiered during the Grammys broadcast.
“What I Like” was produced by multi-Grammy Award winning and “Producer of the Year” nominated producers/songwriters The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Cardi B., Justin Bieber) who also co-wrote the song with Destiny.
Unapologetic but impossibly smooth, “What I Like” shares some crucial insight into Destiny’s personality, listing off what she loves (matte-black Mercedes-AMGs, men who don’t talk too much) and what she can’t stand (driving the speed limit, dudes who expect her to pick up the check).
“What I Like” is featured in Destiny’s Jordan Brand campaign, titled “Delta of Destiny”for the release of the Jordan Delta 2 shoe. The month-long campaign is featured on Jordan’s social pages and on the Nike app. Every week until August 11th, Jordan Brand will be releasing content featuring Destiny Rogers with “What I Like” as the featured track.
Check out the Jordan Brand campaign on Instagram HERE and on the Nike App HERE
R&B’s newest addition, Rosemarie, has released her debut EP, Sinnergy (Bird Vision Entertainment/Interscope Records). The gorgeous nine-track EP comes packed with poetic lyricism, insatiable melodies and a feature from rap legend Juvenile on track “03 Love” — Rosemarie continues to carve her own space in the ever-evolving genre. Alongside this, fans will also hear previously released tracks “Vision” and “Henny Talk” on Sinnergy. For a full tracklisting see below, and listen to the EP in full here.
Speaking on the EP’s unique title and making of the project, Rosemarie had this to share:
“Personally, I have always struggled with balance, as do many others, and my life and work has mirrored that. The good, bad, light, dark. White lies, hidden truths. It’s a line we all straddle at one point or another. The title is telling of that synergy — the Saint versus Sinner, with an emphasis on Sinner. A quote by Nelson Mandela resonated with me deeply, “I am not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.” That, in a nutshell, is what I thought prefaced this particular body of work perfectly. I am ecstatic to share this music and have these emotions and moments out in the atmosphere. My highest hope is to have someone somewhere connect with me through my music, like my favorite artists and inspirations, do for me. It’s healing. That energy exchange is powerful, and I can’t wait to further my contributions.” —Rosemarie
Orchestral tinged indie-pop trio, The Happy Fits — Calvin Langman, Ross Monteith, and Luke Davis — have partnered with SiriusXM’s Advanced Placement for the first look of their new single “Another Try.” Taken from their two-track bundle, which also includes the track “Cold Turkey,” “Another Try” represents the first new music since the release of their 2020 sophomore album, What Could Be Better – PRESS HERE to listen and HERE to watch the “Another Try” visualizer, created by Alexis Kitchmire and Liza Farrell, which features bright and bold pop art images seen through a vintage View-Master.
Reflecting how we often cope with reality in negative ways, the anthemic new single rides an emotionally-charged chorus that highlights the importance of accepting adversity as part of life’s journey and an opportunity to grow. Inspired by cabin fever and the fear of losing everything they’d worked towards, “Another Try” is intentional in its effort to feel like a light of inspiration rather than a dark moment in the band’s timeline.
Despite signaling the start of a new era for The Happy Fits, “Another Try” continues the band’s steadfast mission statement of connecting with a world that’s sometimes distant. “For the past 3 years touring and recording was the only life that we knew, and I found myself repeating the same habits, day in and day out. For a time, I tried to do things that I thought would fill some void in me that needed to feel accomplished, but if anything, it just caused me to slip back into my vices,” Calvin shares. Moving to Brooklyn to record their new music, “Another Try” ignited the spark the band needed to continue creating vivid, lyrically-driven music. “The song, to me, feels like a goodbye to the negativity and hardships that we have all gone through in the past year,” adds Ross.
Their songs, which emphasize life-changing realizations, celebrate our collective ability to overcome the obstacles and hurdles as we level up morally and emotionally. The Happy Fits have cultivated an eager and engaged fanbase who have propelled consumption rates through the roof. The band saw rapid growth following the release of What Could Be Better as their monthly listeners grew to over 780,000 on Spotify and they surpassed 65 million global streams. The trio achieved their first Billboard chartings, landing at #4 on the Alternative New Artists list and #12 on the Top New Artists Albums list, while seeing the album’s focus track “Hold Me Down” hit #30 on the Alternative Airwaves chart. The Grammy Foundation, Alternative Press, DuJour, PopMatters, Ones To Watch, Atwood Magazine and more have all signed on to champion The Happy Fits’ unique, guitar-and-cello rock, with NPR asking “What Could Be Better? I honestly don’t know.”
The band will hit the road in October for a 50+ date headline tour to share their optimistic music with their fans, who have helped them sell out stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and DC. Full routing is below. For tickets and more details, visit The Happy Fits website.
In addition to their music, the band regularly connects with fans through their Twitch and YouTube Gaming channel, where they explore the worlds of Minecraft, Among Us, Stardew Valley, and Call of Duty (which they recently played with Ryan Key of Yellowcard). You can catch their weekly live series by adding their linktr.ee to your bookmarks.
Nashville’s genre-blurring singer/songwriter Dreamer Boy has announced his first ever headline tour. The All Our Dreams Came True tour will kick off on September 22 in Atlanta, GA, and run through October 4 in Los Angeles, CA. Dreamer Boy (Zach Taylor) will have support along the tour route from GRANDMA, Jack Larsen, May Rio, carwash and others.
Back in April, Dreamer Boy released his critically acclaimed album All The Ways We Are Together via slowplay and Harvest Records. The release on Earth Day was tied into various activations core to who Zach Taylor is as an artist and as a human. Streams from the album helped to plant 1,500 trees in partnership with One Tree Planted. This fall, fans will have the chance to hear the hazy, sentimental tracks off of this record live, as they were intended to be enjoyed. Purchase tickets HERE.
For Zach Taylor optimism is a calling. With a smile that hardly ever leaves his face, the 24-year-old songwriter/singer explains that the misty, shape-shifting pop music he’s made for the last few years as Dreamer Boy has been a way of accomplishing a grander aim. “I want to spread love and light and joy,” he says, matter-of-factly. And spread that he’s done, whether on the road with friends Clairo, Omar Apollo, and Still Woozy, or on the themes of his new release, All the Ways We Are Together. Dreamer Boy’s purpose has become clearer over time, and, in the spirit of unity and harmony, the Nashville-based singer and songwriter chose Earth Day as his album’s release date.
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