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Toys for Tots Literacy Program

Toys for Tots® Literacy Program Provides almost 500,000 Books to Title 1 Funded Schools Supported by The UPS Store® network! 

The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, through the Toys for Tots Literacy Program supported by The UPS Store network, provided almost 500,000 books directly to schools receiving Title I funding. With the outstanding assistance of the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA), administrators and teachers at Title I schools across the nation requested books for their students. These books were provided free to the schools due to charitable donations from The UPS Store network as well as the generosity of the American public.

There are 976 schools in 15 states currently receiving 492,839 books. These books primarily focus on subjects that provide children with the tools necessary to be successful throughout their lives. Books emphasizing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), as well as titles that provide both entertainment and enrichment, will be welcoming students back-to-school this year!

As background, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, with our long-time ally The UPS Store, Inc., launched the Toys for Tots Literacy Program in 2008, a year-round initiative to support less fortunate children across our nation’s communities. The program offers the nation’s most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and to succeed in life by providing them direct access to books and educational resources that enhance their ability to read and communicate effectively. This program not only brings the joy of reading to these children, but also serves as an important tool in breaking the cycle of poverty. Since its inception, the generosity of the 5,000 The UPS Store locations and their communities have contributed over $7.5 million and assisted Toys for Tots in distributing over 44 million books.

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity which was created at the behest of the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program began in 1947 in Los Angeles, and since it first National Campaign in 1948 has distributed more than 604 million toys, games, and books to 272 million children.

The UPS Store® locations are independently owned and operated by franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc. (although one or more may be company owned) in the USA and by its master licensee and its franchisees in Canada. Products, services, prices and hours of operation may vary by location.

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KING CONAN #1 hits stands this December

JASON AARON AND MAHMUD ASRAR RETURN TO THE HYBORIAN AGE TO TELL THE LAST STAND OF CONAN!

Writer Jason Aaron, artist Mahmud Asrar, and color artist Matt Wilson will return to the saga of Conan the Barbarian this December in KING CONAN! The superstar creative team relaunched the tales of the Robert E. Howard hero in 2019 to critical acclaim and are back in this long awaited limited series that will take the story of Conan further than has ever been revealed in ANY media to date!

As Robert E. Howard posited, when King Conan grows restless on the throne, he sails west, toward land and adventure unknown. Now see the first step of King Conan’s fateful journey from Aquilonia, as an old and terrible danger threatens to end the saga of the Cimmerian once and for all!

“I knew as soon as Mahmud, Matt and I finished “The Life and Death of Conan” in CONAN THE BARBARIAN, one of the absolute personal highlights from my career as a comic book writer, that I wasn’t done hanging out with everyone’s favorite Cimmerian,” Aaron said. “As King Conan rode into the sunset at the end of that story, with his son, Prince Conn, by his side, I always knew where I wanted that story to take us next. Now at last comes that next chapter, as Mahmud, Matt and I reunite to reveal a pivotal moment in Conan’s life as a king, as a father, as a mortal enemy of snake-worshipping Stygian wizards and as a barbarian who was born to chase the wind, even to the ends of the earth.”

“By Crom, we’re finally bringing the barbarian-turned-king to the readers,” Asrar said. “It’s criminal how much I’m enjoying drawing each panel in this book considering what we’re putting him through.”

Don’t dare miss the first issue of the adventure of a lifetime when KING CONAN #1 arrives on December 15th! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

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Nordista Freeze – Slow It Down

NORDISTA FREEZE RELEASES NEW SONG SLOW IT DOWN

ALBUM BIG SKY PIPE DREAM OUT SEPTEMBER 10

ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SPACE PROM 4 HOSTED BY NORDISTA FREEZE AND FRIENDS AND PRESENTED BY LIGHNING 100 IN NASHVILLE TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 3

LISTEN TO SLOW IT DOWN HERE

Nashville-based psych-pop singer-songwriter and showman extraordinaire Nordista Freeze has announced today’s premiere of a captivating new song Slow It Down which is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Slow It Down is the third song from Nordista Freeze’s eagerly awaited new album, BIG SKY PIPE DREAM, out everywhere on Friday, September 10. Listen to Slow It Down and pre-order Big Sky Pipe Dream here.

The album is a sonic love letter to the warmth of 60’s pop marking a departure from his previous album Cosmic Haus, eschewing that album’s heavy conceptuality for a collection of 21st-century nuggets spanning the breezy, organ-driven Wysteria to the perfect pop of First Time, the latter hailed by NPR for being as good-natured as it is brightly infectious, an unseasonably pleasant spring Saturday in song form.

Slow It Down is country song for those who wear their heart on their sleeve. It’s about trying to take a step back from those moments of instant infatuation. Tracked to tape, we were able to really let the track wind down at the end. -Nordista Freeze

Nordista Freeze, known as the king of Nashville’s DIY scene is also pleased to announce this year’s Space Prom, an annual event that he organizes with other local Nashville talent. An homage to the past and a celebration of the present, Space Prom 4 will be presented by Nashville radio station giants Lightning 100. Those in attendance are encouraged to dress their cosmic best and dance the night away with a magical cover set featuring an all-star lineup featuring some of Nashville’s finest musicians. Past Space Proms have included Briston Maroney, Arlie, Dreamer Boy, Savannah Conley, and many more covering songs of the disco era. With the past three iterations of Space Prom selling out, Space Prom 4 promises to excite those in the Nashville community and beyond.

Having performed over 500 shows since 2016, Nordista Freeze is no stranger to the road and he will be backing BIG SKY PIPE DREAM with tour dates around the country. Additional dates will be announced – for updates and ticket information, please see the website.

Connect with Nordista Freeze via website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Los Bukis – Una Historia Cantada Tour

LOS BUKIS Make History With The First TWO SOLD-OUT Full Capacity Concert Performances At Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium For Thousands Of Fans

The Legendary Regional Mexican Band Kicked Off Their Limited Engagement UNA HISTORIA CANTADA Stadium Tour With What Press Hailed As: Triumphant concerts with a packed house… an extraordinary and magical evening… a dream setlist where the hits kept coming… These concerts will remain in the memory of those present, forever and ever

LOS BUKIS UNA HISTORIA CANTADA Tour Continues Next With SOLD-OUT September 4th & 5th Concerts At Chicago’s Famed SOLDIER FIELD – Followed By Additional Stadium Dates In Houston, Dallas, San Antonio & Oakland (See Below)

This last weekend Los Bukis kicked off their highly anticipated Una Historia Cantada Tour to keep writing their history in gold letters and setting themselves up for musical immortality.

The appointment was at 8 pm for the two-day concerts, where thousands of attendees gathered to see Marco Antonio Solís, José Javier Solís, Joel Solís, Roberto Guadarrama, Eusebio El Chivo Cortéz and Pedro Sánchez reunite on the stage. The stadium thundered as the audience sang along hits such as Tu Cárcel, Mi Fantasía and Y Ahora Te Vas at the top of their lungs, embarking on a trip into melancholy, love and memories with these and many more songs that are hailed as Latin music classics.

People at the venue drove miles –some even traveled from many parts of the country and abroad– to watch the legendary band perform music that has passed from generation to generation and bring families together for this historic event.

More than 90 minutes on stage to tell relatable, crowd-pleasing stories and bring generations and nations together through the universal language of music. This certainly was an explosive starting signal for a tour that has started to be written in gold in music history books.

Una historia cantada continues next at Chicago’s Soldier Field on September 4th & 5th. On September 10th and 11th, Marco Antonio will perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas alongside special guests to celebrate the National Holidays and will then re-join the tour for performances at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 15th and Houston’s NRG Stadium on September 18th. The band has already added more dates at San Antonio’s Alamodome (September 25th) and Oakland’s RingCentral Coliseum (October 1st and 2nd.) 

The feeling within the stadium was completely indescribable – it was surreal to be able to see Los Bukis reunite after 25 years and watch as they performed to the sold out crowds who were dancing and singing every word, said Hans Schafer, SVP of Touring and Head of Live Nation Latin. This is a once-in-a-lifetime moment that generations of Bukis fans were able to experience all together under the same roof and I am so proud and thankful for everyone who helped make this happen from the band and their team, the Live Nation Latin team, all of the venues, and every single person that played a role here – it takes a village, and this village made something magical happen that means so much to so many people. – Hans Schafer, SVP of Touring and Head of Live Nation Latin

[For] a roaring Los Angeles crowd that waited more than 25 years to see the superstar ensemble back together onstage… It was a dream setlist… [from] ‘The Mexican Beatles’… Romanticism is the essence of Los Bukis’ songs, so it was no surprise that their over two-hour set would be an ode to love… Fans never got to sit as the hits kept coming… as relatable now as decades ago..  From cumbias to rancheras and, of course, breakup ballads… [And,] from the parking lot to inside the venue, everywhere you looked there was a family taking a selfie… That’s the magic of Los Bukis, their ability to bring multigenerational families together. – Billboard

Iconic Mexican band Los Bukis kick off tour with sold-out show[s] at SoFi Stadium. It was a packed house as… adoring Los Bukis fans got to see the legendary Mexican band on stage for the first time in 25 years… Tickets for the band’s first show at the 70,000-seat venue sold out within minutes, prompting the addition of a second show– which also quickly soldout…  their songs bring back a lifetime of memories…with sons & daughters surprising their parents with a gift of tickets. – KABC News

Los Bukis make history with SoFi Stadium debut… The Bukis not only filled the stadium twice (a challenge for any group or soloist), but also filled the hearts and souls of their fans after 25 years of waiting… With a journey through memory and romanticism… The legendary band surpassed expectations with two successful concerts that wrote in gold letters the first pages in the history of the huge and elegant new Los Angeles stadium that was built, for the most part, by the hands of Hispanic workers….   These concerts will remain in the memory of those present, who without realizing it are already part of ‘Una Historia Cantada’ and that will surely be told forever and ever Los Angeles Times en Espanol.

For more information about LOS BUKIS’ UNA HISTORIA CANTADA Tour, please visit their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Tilian – The Factory Reset Tour

TILIAN ANNOUNCES THE FACTORY RESET TOUR

2022 HEADLINE TOUR DATES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

GENERAL ON SALE BEGINS THURSDAY, 8/26

Los Angeles-based alternative singer, songwriter, and producer Tilian announces The Factory Reset Tour, a 2022 North American headline run. Various pre-sales begin throughout this week, and general on-sale begins Thursday, August 26 at 12 pm local time. For more details, please visit their website.

Kicking off February 25 in Los Angeles, CA at the Roxy Theatre, the tour will bring Tilian’s incredible live show to cities across North America, including a stop at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on March 8. All dates will feature support from special guests Royal Coda, Tillie, and Moxy. Full routing can be found below.

This will be Tilian’s first tour since April 2021 release of his new album Factory Reset via Rise Records. I’m truly grateful to be able to share these new songs live, Tilian shares about the announcement. It was a journey building these songs from scratch, mostly in isolation, and now we get to celebrate them the way they were intended to be experienced: living and breathing, dynamic and powerful. I’m also eager to catch this latest iteration of Royal Coda, and I couldn’t be happier about being able to bring on the supremely talented opening acts: Tillie and Moxy.

Factory Reset reached the #2 spot on the Alternative Artist Albums chart. Writing about the single Anthem, American Songwriter praised the anthemic track, saying inspiration finds you at just the right moment and sparks fly. The album was Tilian’s first release since his 2018 album The Skeptic, which debuted on the Billboard charts at #1 Alternative New Artist, #2 Top New Artists, and #5 Alternative. To date, the project has garnered over 40M global streams and two music videos with over 1M views each, proving the excitement and potential for the burgeoning alt-pop artist. More recently, he collaborated with Marigolds+Monsters and Travis Barker on the exciting single Falling out of Rhythm.

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Livingston – Message in a Bottle

LIVINGSTON DEBUTS NEW SINGLE MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

NEW EP AN UNLIKELY ORIGIN STORY

AVAILABLE NOW

Fresh off the release of his EP, An Unlikely Origin Story, Elektra Records artist Livingston has debuted new single Message In A Bottle. The track is available now on all streaming platforms.

Livingston elaborated on the single, adding, There are times when I waste so much potential thinking about what could have been, what I could have changed, what I would have said differently. I wanted to write a song about what it would feel like to let that go, to say one statement of closure and make peace with the change.

Earlier this summer, Livingston shared new EP An Unlikely Origin Story and made his live performance debut, supporting Fitz and the Tantrums on select dates. The EP was heralded by singles The Giver, Hercules, and Superkid. Hercules, a song about fearing change and embracing vulnerability, was co-produced by Jorgen Odegard (Justin Bieber, Yungblud, Quinn XCII, Imagine Dragons) and co-written by Odegard and Chloe George. The track followed December single Superkid, which is accompanied by a powerful visual written and directed by Livingston himself. Livingston has racked up over 40 million streams on DSPs and nearly 2 million followers on Tik Tok in only a year, cementing his status as an artist on the rise. An Unlikely Origin Story EP is available now on all streaming platforms.

Last year, the self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and engineer shared his debut EP Lighthouse, praised as uplifting and inspiring by PopularTV and earning Livingston the title of pop star in the making from Ones To Watch. The eight-track collection is available now at all DSPs via Elektra Records and features standout track Carnival in addition to singles Home, Say The Word, and Fairytale, the latter of which was shared by Billboard alongside the artist’s Elektra Records signing announcement.

Growing up in Denton, Texas, Livingston was faced with bullying, anxiety, and relentless self-doubt. Throughout his childhood, he struggled to fit in and faced a constant battle to find his place in the world, finally finding the connection and understanding he sought when he poured his feelings of loneliness, isolation and inadequacy into song. Drawing inspiration for his orchestral cinematic pop from a wide range of artists in pop, hip hop and film scores, Livingston combines instantly memorable melodies with sweeping orchestral compositions and is first and foremost driven by honest storytelling.

Livingston’s Message In A Bottle AVAILABLE NOW

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Mayday Parade – Bad at Love

MAYDAY PARADE RELEASE NEW SINGLE, BAD AT LOVE

WATCH HERE

TICKETS FOR FALL HEADLINE TOUR ON SALE NOW

Today, the powerhouse emo quintet Mayday Parade release their brand-new single, Bad At Love, via Rise Records. Listen HERE and watch the music video HERE.

Shot in California and directed by Katharine White, the accompanying visual shows a couple at a turning point in their relationship. Emotional vignettes of their journey are shown on television screens in an otherwise empty home, matching the mood of the song. The new single, which premiered on KROQ Sunday, August 15, is a stark contrast to the recently-released anthemic track Kids of Summer, which was written about the band’s carefree summers on the Vans Warped Tour. Both songs are just a small taste of more music coming soon on the horizon.

Since their formation, Mayday Parade have sold over 1.6 million albums in the U.S. inclusive of 675 million streams across their catalog, earning their spot as a household name in the industry. With a certified Gold album and countless global tours under their belt, the band shows no signs of slowing down as their fanbase continues to grow. Recently, their debut album A Lesson In Romantics has found new life on TikTok, with fans using the original tracks in their content as well as creating their own cover versions, some amassing millions of views.

The new songs arrive on the heels of the band’s recent fall headline tour announcement. Mayday Parade will make their triumphant return to the stage beginning September 8 with a two-week run featuring support from Microwave. In addition to the headline dates, Mayday Parade will appear at numerous festivals this year including Riot Fest (Chicago, IL), Four Chord Music Fest (Pittsburgh, PA), Furnace Festival (Birmingham, AL), Nova Rock Festival (Austria), Greenfield Festival (Switzerland), Hurricane Festival (Germany), and Southside Festival (Germany), with more to come soon.

2020 marked a stark departure for the Tallahassee, FL band, who typically play several festivals and hundreds of shows across North America and internationally each year. After spending most of the year apart, the band – Derek Sanders, Brooks Betts, Alex Garcia, Jake Bundrick, and Jeremy Lenzo – got together for two special virtual show events, starting with the Out of Here Session in October, followed by the Anywhere But Here Session which highlighted a front-to-back performance of their 2009 sophomore LP Anywhere But Here.

Follow Mayday Parade via their website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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PinkPantheress – Just For Me

PINKPANTHERESS RELEASES NEW SINGLE JUST FOR ME

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PinkPantheress releases long-awaited single Just for me via Elektra Records/Parlophone Records.

The Mura Masa produced track features a delicate composition of melodic guitar riffs as her signature saccharine vocals glide through the uk garage influenced earworm. The single has been highly requested across the internet with over 700k videos using a snippet of the track on TikTok.

Speaking on the track PinkPantheress states: ’Just for me’ is a song based around unhealthy obsession and is almost a part two to ‘pain’.

Listen on repeat HERE

Though she only debuted in 2021, PinkPantheress has gained a strong fanbase including Dazed who referred to her music as irresistibly catchy earworms. She has also received love from i-D, Pitchfork, NPR, Pigeons & Planes and more.

Get to know PinkPantheress below and stay tuned for more.

PinkPantheress in numbers

PP makes her music at 3am in her university halls: I have my uni work to do, and I didn’t have the luxury of a recording studio or ‘creative me-time’. She was born in 2001, in Bath. She has 667k+ followers on TikTok and 4.1 million likes. PinkPantheress’ discography has collectively reached 100+ million global streams

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Thrice – Robot Soft Exorcism

THRICE RELEASE NEW SINGLE ROBOT SOFT EXORCISM

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NEW ALBUM HORIZONS/EAST OUT SEPTEMBER 17 VIA EPITAPH RECORDS

PRE-ORDER NOW

California rock band Thrice have shared their newest single Robot Soft Exorcism off their upcoming album, Horizons/East. The song grows and lures listeners in with a unique robotic beat that almost seems to be breathing, creating a living rhythm. The track’s title may sound familiar to those who are aware of David Dark. The American author and teacher coined the term in a twitter thread, exploring a metaphor in an attempt to help us distinguish between harmful and destructive systems and those that inhabit and benefit from them. Thrice’s singer and lyricist Dustin Kensrue picks up the image and breathes life into it throughout the newly released track. Months back Kensrue and Dark spoke at length on the subject, as well as other topics, on Kensrue’s podcast. Fans can listen to Robot Soft Exorcism now at their website.

Horizons/East is available for pre-order now and will be released September 17 digitally and October 8 physically via Epitaph Records. The album exemplifies art as a work of recognition, the human task of perceiving oneself amid details, disasters, and blessings as a relentlessly relational phenomenon among others. In this, Horizons/East is the rare rock album on which interrelatedness is a theme, painting an adventurous and lush landscape mixed by Scott Evans that the band self-produced and recorded at their own New Grass Studio.

The album’s lead single, Scavengers and its accompanying music video are available to watch now. Over a dark and intricate braiding of guitar and drum grooves, the video transports viewers to a world of mystery and disguises that leaves viewers unsure of whom to trust and where to turn.

With the new album, the band addresses, with candor and courage, the fragile and awkward arrangements that pass for civilization, while inviting us to dwell more knowingly within our own lives. Without surrendering any of the energy and hard edge of their previous albums, they’ve given us a profoundly meditative work, which serves as a musical summons to everyday attentiveness.

Horizons/East conveys a palpable sense of danger, determination, and possibility.

Formed in 1998, the Orange County-based four-piece is widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation. Featuring frontman Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge, and drummer Riley Breckenridge.

Thrice will be touring this fall with special guests Touch, Amor, Jim Ward appearing at select dates only), and Self Defense Family. Tickets and tour information available here.

For updates on Thrice please visit Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Spotify.

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Carter Ace – The One and Lonely

CARTER ACE RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO THE ONE AND LONELY

WATCH HERE

His inclusion of varying genres like old school jams and G-funk into his inventive music combined with the therapeutic nature of his lyrics give listeners a personable feeling that leaves listeners craving more  – Flaunt

…clearly genius to be found within the madness… – British GQ

The first thing I thought when I heard [Carter Ace] was, ‘He sounds like a combination of Anderson Paak and Pharell,’ and then [I realized] that he could even be better than both of them put together. – Magnetic Magazine

Posting up 10 million-plus streams and receiving acclaim from GQ, Flaunt, and more, Cameroonian American singer, songwriter, and rapper Carter Ace releases his brand new single and video The One and Lonely today via Let’s Get It Records/Republic Records.

Listen to The One and Lonely HERE

Watch The One and Lonely HERE

Produced by Kieran Watters [Dizzy Fae, Tinashe], the track captures the punchy power of Carter’s idiosyncratic style. He intensely freestyles over otherworldly keys and psychedelic-spiked riffs courtesy of his guitarist Fahem Erfan and keyboardist John Redwood. The momentum just never relents. The surreal accompanying visual pairs seventies-style vibes with high-octane imagery of Carter wilding out in a dress shirt about 12 sizes too big, staring down paparazzi, and running through the desert. It seamlessly bottles the uncontainable energy of The One and Lonely.

This track is about creating art in the void of loneliness, intensified during the last year with the forced isolation of the pandemic and navigating my growing success. In this void, the pressure to create has turned into a distracting white noise as I recognize that I am truly ‘the One and Lonely.’ As the track morphs static noise into inspirational melodies, I realize I don’t know my purpose, so I might as well enjoy the ride, says Carter Ace on the track.

Rising up out of the San Fernando Valley, Carter Ace initially incited waves through the culture with If It Don’t Work in 2017. A year later, he served up I Think I’m Normal with production by Isom Innis of Foster The People. It notably eclipsed 3.4 million Spotify streams as he buzzed to the forefront of the conversation with features in GQ and Flaunt. Joe Jonas heard his music and immediately reached out, signing him to Let’s Get It Records in conjunction with Republic Records.

Now, Carter formally introduces himself with much more music to come. Get ready!

About Carter Ace

For as much as Carter Ace’s music may draw on international inspiration, the execution of his genre-agnostic alchemy remains damn near intergalactic. The Cameroonian American singer, songwriter, rapper, and artist seamlessly integrates otherworldly R&B, hard-hitting hip-hop, neo-soul drip, space funk, and even a little punk straight from the San Fernando Valley into a simmering signature style cooked up by his equally badass live band. Born in Los Angeles, he split his childhood between the United States and West Africa. With dad an artist and mom a dancer in his band, music surrounded Carter. During middle school in the Valley, he started to perform anywhere and everywhere with a stage, cutting his teeth at all-age venues, restaurants, and underground gigs. At the same time, he studied the likes of OutKast, Kanye West, and D’Angelo. Along the way, he assembled a group of likeminded players (who are with him to this day), including guitarist Fahem Erfan, keyboardist John Redwood, drummer Gio Alford, and bassist Daniel Durant. Grinding nonstop, he started to put up numbers on singles such as If It Don’t Work, I Think I’m Normal, and Come Back 2 Me, landing a deal with Joe Jonas’s Let’s Get It Records and Republic Records during 2020. After generating 10 million streams independently and earning looks from GQ, Flaunt, and more, this buzzing iconoclast continues to bust every sonic border on a series of 2021 singles led by The One and Lonely.