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Celeste – Little Runaway

Celeste, a soul singer from the UK and winner of BBC Sound of 2020, released a new single titled “Little Runaway.”

The song, which premiered as the Hottest Record on BBC Radio, is accompanied by a music video directed by Sophie Jones, who has worked with Celeste before.

Celeste said the song is about losing faith and seeking answers outside this world.

“My favourite line in the song is ‘good news I could use some.’ I believe everyone has a guardian angel, a protector, and this is me talking to mine,” she said.

The video for the piano-based song gives viewers something of a fisheye view. We’re looking up at everything that transpires throughout the video, sort of like how Celeste is looking up for answers.

Between the piano and Celeste’s all-powerful vocals, this song really captures the feeling of being down and out. Anyone whose problems have fallen on deaf ears or has sought answers to no avail will have no trouble relating to this track.

This song follows her previous single “I Can See The Change,” which was produced by FINNEAS, brother of Billie Eilish and star in his own right.

“Celeste is gonna go down as one of the greats. It was a thrill to produce this song for her,” he said in an Instagram post promoting “I Can See The Change.”

To see her new video, you can click right here.

Lola Young Shares Official Woman Video

Today, Lola Young released the official video for “Woman.” Directed by Olivia Rose (Jorja Smith, 6lack ft. Future, Skepta and Ty Dolla $ign ft. J Cole), the clip features Young and a cast of women, identifiably different in their features but united by their confidence, as they boldly reclaim the female form.

View Official Video HERE.

Download / Stream “Woman” HERE.

Young also shared a statement about what the video means to her:

“I wanted to make this video because I believe women are all undeniably strong, sexy, free, brave, vulnerable, raw and powerful. And that we do not have to hide away. We do not have to remain unseen, our bodies should never be sexualized or a taboo conversation, or only seen through the male gaze. We have the ability to normalize our bodies being on show, and accept them for their differences, as it’s important to remember those differences are currently often shamed.

I came up with the idea of the women in the video being fully nude. The energy on set was insane, I have never felt more empowered in my life. Nipples, bums, rolls, stretch marks, cellulite, all of these things are beautiful along with the perfect body.

This is my personal experience of being a woman, hopefully other women will have their own take on what it means to them.”

“Woman,” which received its first U.K. play on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, comes on the heels of the 19-year-old artist’s Renaissance EP. Co-produced by GRAMMY winner Paul Epworth (Adele, Mumford & Sons) and manuka, “Woman” is available for download/streaming HERE.

Billboard praised the velvet-voiced Lola Young and Clash Magazine hailed her music as touching [and] honest. Q Magazine observed, “Young’s songs bring her open-hearted lyricism and London Twang together with a neo-jazz sensibility with one foot always pointed in the direction of the nearest dancefloor.” Dummy said, “Lola Young has the most powerful and affecting voice we’ve heard in some time. The young singer is gaining ground fast.” Hunger Magazine noted, “The singer-songwriter has her own, uniquely raw take on music.”

With a gift for writing songs that encapsulate and explore the human condition, Young turns extremely personal emotions into songs that resonate with universal truths. As a lyricist, she creates evocative scenes with all the tenderness and sensitivity of a folk artist, while maintaining the sharpness, wit, and attitude of a rapper. She began writing music at age 11. Young is a recent graduate of the Brit School, whose alumni include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Freya Ridings, FKA Twigs, Jade Bird, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Loyle Carner, and Rex Orange County.

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Rising artist Oliver Malcolm takes a trip back to his home country to shoot a new music video, “The Machine.”

Oliver Malcolm – The Machine

Rising artist Oliver Malcolm takes a trip back to his home country to shoot a new music video, “The Machine.”Continuing his love for the DIY approach, Oliver shot the video first-person style with friends and features his high energy personality and eclectic creative voice — watch it above or here now:

Watch “The Machine” here:

The track first premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Indie Show with Jack Saunders, who delved deep into the meaning behind the track. Oliver tells the radio host that the lyrics revolt against the social institutions that prioritize material and financial gain above all else, transforming their subjects into simple cogs in “The Machine.” The song was a playlisting favorite when it was released earlier this month including being featured on the cover of Amazon Music’s “Breaking Alternative” playlist.

About Oliver Malcolm 

Oliver Malcolm got his start early, teaching himself how to spin records at 12 years old. Shortly after, he downloaded Logic and taught himself how to produce – working with IDK, Aluna George, Joey Bada$$, Jay Rock, Masego Tinashe and more. Now twenty, Oliver has developed his own voice. Touching everything from the production, vocals, songwriting, engineering, mixing, and mastering,  Oliver’s sound is unique and does not fit the mold of one genre. A multidisciplinary at heart, this is just the beginning of music lovers can look forward to from the new artist.

Praise for Oliver Malcolm: 

“Oliver Malcolm is the dynamic rising star ready kick up a storm with his diverse, new punk-indebted EP” — NME

“With its deep bassline and bluesy melodies alchemizing jazz and pop influences, he crafts an almost tangible atmosphere of melancholy [in “Helen”] as pleas to a woman echo throughout” — Pigeons & Planes, Best New Artist

“The drums lurch toward the offbeats, some looped guitar picking tugs against that pulse and Malcolm’s voice is a rattled, quavery moan…Everything stays off-kilter for the two and a half paranoid minutes of “Switched Off” by Oliver Malcolm” — New York Times, Playlist

“Oliver Malcolm’s ‘Switched Up’ Is Intoxicating… new single ‘Switched Up’ is a mesh of influences, a confluence of sounds, a mosaic of techniques.” — CLASH

“A lot of artists claim genre-blending style, but Malcolm’s is altogether impossible to define. Is it alt-blues? Dark electro-pop? Folk-hip-hop? Does it matter?” — TIME Magazine, Best New Song

“The hip-hop producer-turned-twisted musical anarchist is making songs for nobody but himself. You’ll love them anyway.” — i-D Magazine

Mindchatter

Mindchatter – “Night Goggles”

Mindchatter Releases New Cinematic Single “Night Goggles” On Mind of a Genius

Following Breakout Hits “Scared to Go Home” and “Language”

Listen to “Night Goggles” HERE Official Music Video Out July 15th

NY-based producer and vocalist Mindchatter has today released his next transportive single, “Night Goggles,” on Mind of a Genius – the label behind ZHU, Gallant and more. Following his latest breakout tracks “Scared to Go Home” and “Language,” Mindchatter continues to draw listeners in with his imaginative lyricism and transcendent melodies, creating a limitless world
with each polished production. “Night Goggles” is a dream-like journey imbued with soothing vocals and sophisticated instrumentals, further cementing the young artist as one to watch this year.

Listen to “Night Goggles” HERE.

Mindchatter on the inspiration behind the single: “Night Goggles is a metaphor for seeing the world through a completely different lens. At night, when I’m most creative, I sometimes recognize the transience of life and the triviality of my worries. It’s an incredibly liberating feeling and one that I hope many people experience – but it’s always fleeting, so I tried to bottle it up in a song.” 

As one of the latest signees to Mind of a Genius, Mindchatter has swept the live electronic scene in just under a year. In 2019 he took his enthralling show on tour with Parisian electro duo Polo & Pan, performing across sold-out venues like NY’s Terminal 5, Boston’s Royale, and Philly’s Underground Arts. With a handful of singles, he’s earned over 4 million streams to date and found support in tastemakers like BBC Radio’s Pete Tong. A sought-after remixer, this summer he’s put his signature spin on major records like Channel Tres’ “Weedman” and AMTRAC’s “Stratego.” 

Stay tuned for the official “Night Goggles” music video next week and forthcoming music from Mindchatter as he gears up to release his debut album on Mind of a Genius this fall. 

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Foy Vance – Thank You For Asking

FOY VANCE RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO “THANK YOU FOR ASKING” LISTEN HERE / WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Northern Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance has released his brand new single “Thank You For Asking”. The track is available to stream and download starting today HERE via Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records/Elektra Records. Vance has also shared an accompanying music video for the song, which premiered earlier today on Taste of Country. Watch it HERE.

Vance initially wrote and demoed “Thank You For Asking” for his Americana album To Memphis, which was released last September. After a long day of recording at Memphis’s legendary Sun Studios, Vance and creative partner Gregg Houston of Babysweet Productions filmed an impromptu video for the track on the city’s streets with Foy dressed as a character he calls “Gordon Zolah”. “Thank You For Asking” was then put on the shelf for a year, with Vance recently finishing the track in London.

“‘Thank You For Asking’ didn’t work on To Memphis, but I always loved the song and now feels like an appropriate time to put it out,” says Vance. “My fans will know that I believe in the ‘joy of nothing’, and I hope that the light-hearted nature of the track and video can bring them a little joy. Gordon Zolah had a lot of fun wandering around the iconic streets of Memphis and I think that shows.” Last year Foy Vance released two companion albums, From Muscle Shoals and To Memphis, which pay homage to the Soul and Americana traditions that influence his songwriting.

Following the release of the albums, Vance embarked on a headline world tour. Vance’s 2016 studio album The Wild Swan was executively produced by Elton John, who Vance supported on his Wonderful Crazy Tour that year. The critically acclaimed album contained the BBC Radio 2 playlisted singles “Coco”, “Upbeat Feelgood”, and “Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution”, and saw Vance perform on NBC’s Today and CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden. The Wild Swan was nominated for the 2016 Northern Ireland Music Prize, which Vance won with his 2013 album Joy Of Nothing. Foy Vance is currently working on new material.

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Evan Giia – Focus Video

EVAN GIIA SHARES ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “FOCUS”

Video Features Moving Performance By GIIA At Boston Harbor

Download / Stream HERE

View Video HERE

EVAN GIIA takes her already-contemplative single “FOCUS” and cuts even closer to the bone in a new version of the track, released today by Astralwerks. “FOCUS” (Acoustic), which finds GIIA accompanied simply by guitar, marks the first time she has released an acoustic version of one of her songs. Download / stream HERE. GIIA filmed the video for “FOCUS” (Acoustic) while quarantining at her parents’ home in rural Massachusetts. Drafting her brother to shoot the clip, GIIA settled on a stunning location at the edge of nearby Boston Harbor and delivered an intimate, incredibly vulnerable performance of “FOCUS” at dusk.

View the video, which premiered earlier today on Euphoria, HERE. Hailed as “an inspired anthem with a feel-good message” by V Magazine, “FOCUS” is the latest in a series of singles GIIA has released since signing to Astralwerks. Wonderland said, “We defy you to listen to [‘SIDELINES’]… and not feel your heart tempo kick up a few notches.” The New Nine said, “EVAN GIIA is the new cool girl to keep on your radar…’Switch Off’ is upbeat, pulsing and sure to be on repeat on your playlists.” Earmilk observed, “EVAN GIIA is the gutsy, barnstorming pop singer making quite a splash with her unique sonic panache and kinetic live persona.” Earlier this month, GIIA headlined the Saturday night of Proximity/Brownies and Lemonade’s Digital Mirage virtual festival.

The Brooklyn-based, Berklee College of Music alumna has performed at Firefly, Bonnaroo, Coachella, CRSSD and Los Angeles State Historic Park and shared stages with the likes of ODESZA, Jai Wolf and Big Wild. A classically trained opera singer, GIIA’s voice adds a distinctive touch to her electronic pop crossover sound. She made her recording debut on the MEMBA track “Heat of the Moment,” featuring alongside Hoosh. The song was named Single of the Week by BBC Radio 1. Released by ODESZA’S Foreign Family Collective in 2018, GIIA’s breakout single “WESTWORLD” and the accompanying music video propelled her to #1 on Hype Machine. Combined global streams of the song now exceed 10 million. Since the release of “WESTWORLD,” GIIA has been in sessions with Hudson Mohawke, Georgia Ku, Nate Campany, Kyle Shearer, Chris Lyon, RITUAL, OjiVolta, Kate Morgan, CHVRCHES, What So Not, Matias Mora and Larzz.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS:

Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of Caroline Records staffers who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the nascent electronic and ambient scene. Now based at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Astralwerks has emerged as a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. The label has also released such massive singles as the 5x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s “Losing It.”

Bantu “Which One” Music Video

Rising Zimbabwean hitmaker, singer and producer Bantu shares the video for his new single ‘Which One featuring Alicaì Harley today.

The perfect recipe for a summer smash, the video was filmed in LA, directed by Bantu and James Davis II and features the Jamaican Born, London based hotly tipped singer and rapper, Alicaì Harley. Written and produced by Bantu, ‘Which One’, has garnered major playlist support across Spotify, landed radio support from BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra and specialist radio and has been championed by DJ Target, Toddla T and MistaJam to name a few. 

Which One follows Bantu’s last single ‘Roll With Me’ featuring Shungudzo and ZieZie -which has garnered over 10 million streams to date- and his feature alongside Anuel Aa on Nick Minaj’s ‘Familia’ which was an integral track on the soundtrack for animated film, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Hailing from Zimbabwe, Bantu’s music and visuals reflect his multicultural background, with a collage of infectious sounds, rhythms and stories. A Grammy nominated singer and producer, Bantu has produced and written for some of the world’s biggest artists (including Jason Derulo, Rita Ora, A$AP Rocky, Camila Cabello, and Pitbull) and shares his management team with Sean Paul.

Bantu released his first single as an artist, ‘Holiday’, in 2016 and his debut EP ‘Africa for the Summer’ in August 2017. In 2018 his single ‘Just a Little’ was featured in the Netflix hit series “On My Block”, and his ‘Jackie Chan’, appeared on the FIFA 19 soundtrack. Bantu is the first artist signed to Blue Future, Jonas Blue’s label founded in partnership with Virgin EMI.

Earmarked as an artist to watch for 2019 by everyone from BBC Radio 1Xtra, Capital Xtra and Redbull through to Grazia magazine, Alicaì Harley has received a wealth of critical acclaim for her beat-heavy, dancehall-infused pop sound. Following on from her breakout single ‘Gold’ Alicaì’s notable releases include female-empowerment anthem ‘Proper Paper’, ‘Do That’ (featuring Dancehall legend Tony Materhorn), a collaboration with Toddla T (‘Instructions’) and her interpolation of Destiny Child’s classic ‘So Good’.

Cat Delphi

– SINGLE “Way Back Home” 9/9/2018
– EP “Woman” 11/1/2019
– Pre Order – 5/9/2018

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Cat Delphi is a Singer/Pianist/Songwriter. One of the first recipients of the 2018 MOBO Awards ‘Help Musicians Fund’, Cat Delphi’s debut single ‘Fire’ was premiered by Clash Magazine, playlisted on BBC Radio 2 for 3 weeks and had over half a million streams.
The remix was also played on Kiss100.

Cat has appeared on ‘The Dermot O’Leary show’, ‘Jools Holland Presents’ & in the BBC Introducing (South) Live Lounge (including 3 track of the day’s). She also had a feature in the British Airways ‘Ones to Watch’ series.

Unlike most “pop” artists out today, Cat has an extensive education in Classical Music, having studied classical piano at the world famous ‘Royal College of Music’ in London & later winning the prestigious ‘Leverhulme’ scholarship (given to the most promising student at a conservatoire) to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she received both her Bachelor Degree & Masters of Music Degree.

Cat was recently nominated for best Songwriter & Best Female at the Unsigned Music Awards presented by Laura Whitmore and Chris Stark on SKY 1, and songs from her first EP FIRE were played on the TV shows Home & Away’ & ‘Neighbours’.

Live shows have included headlining the 02 Academy Islington, a performance on ’Jools Holland Presents’ and ’Pixie Lott Presents’, Proud Camden , Metropolis Studios Sessions, 2018 FA Cup Final and the 2018 Hockey World Cup Final.

Cat is due to be a guest speaker and performer at BBC Introducing LIVE, Friday 9th Nov @ Tobacco Dock London.
All tracks on the EP were produced by Leo Appleyard.

“About You”

Asralwerks will release About You, the debut album by Albin Lee Meldau. The album which is available for pre-order today along with the release of the starkly powerful opening track Before & After marks the arrival of a remarkable new voice and an emerging artist to watch in 2018. About You will also include the standout songs The Weight Is Gone, Same Boat, and Lou Lou.

When you distill the 13 breathtaking songs on About You down to their essence, you’ll arrive at Albin’s motivation: Storytelling, says the 29-year-old singer-songwriter. That’s what will matter in the long run. If I achieve that, I’m happy. Anyone can sing. First and foremost, Albin considers himself a musical journalist who not only documents what he feels, but also what he sees. But before you discover his gift for weaving emotion, detail and humanity into a unique blend of classic soul and modern pop production, you will hear his voice and be bowled over. Maybe anyone can sing, but as NPR writes, Few singers can command an audience’s attention quite like Albin Lee Meldau. His voice is breathtaking, soulful, thunderous and impossible to ignore.

Indeed, on About You those pipes of his connect a rich history of rhythm and blue Al Green, Van Morrison to contemporary innovators like James Blake, Sam Smith and Hozier. The music does that too, swelling from spare guitar or piano-backed ballads, to Ronson-like mashups of hip-hop beats and sweeping strings, to hands-in-the-air soul-soaked dance-pop. That’s no doubt got a bit to do with Albin’s collaborators: writers like Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Disclosure), DJ Khalil (Anderson .Paak), and Neil Ormandy (James Arthur), plus producers Bastian Langebaek (Jessie Ware, Jack Garratt) and Jamie Scott (Rag’n’Bone Man, Ed Sheeran).

But lest you assume such a who’s who would sway a young artist from his mission, consider the fact that the haunting, unadorned song which introduced him to the world in 2015, Lou Lou, is perfectly at home on About You. And that’s where we come back to the storytelling: Just as that tune documents heartache as a woman close to Albin succumbs to madness, its neighboring songs are deeply poignant. They’re little novels about life from a man who’s heartbroken, who’s had his problems, who is weird, says Albin. It’s a breakup record and the start of something else.

The UK buzz for Albin continues to grow with a BBC Radio 2 A-List add for The Weight Is Gone, and following a sold-out London show at Omeara on April 17, Albin will return to the U.S. to support Jessie Ware on her upcoming North American tour, which includes shows in Chicago (Vic Theatre, April 29), Boston (Paradise, May 5), NYC (Brooklyn Steel, May 7-8), Philadelphia (TLA, May 10), and Washington DC (Lincoln Theatre, May 11).

2018 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year for Albin, the son of a Swedish jazz singer mom and a British punk rocker dad who hails from Gothenburg, Sweden. His debut album follows two impressive EPs that have already notched more than 30 million streams on Spotify. Last year he made his debut at SXSW and Bonnaroo, and NPR Music invited him to perform on their popular Tiny Desk Concert series. Albin was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2017 Grammis (Sweden’s Grammy Awards) and won the 2016 Anchor Award, an international competition hosted by the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany that seeks out the best new emerging talent. He was selected by a jury that included producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie) who sang Albin’s praises in presenting him the award: Something is pouring out of his heart and soul when he sings.

UNSTOPPABLE

“There’s a moment in your bones when the fire takes over,” declares LA rock band The Score–Eddie Anthony and Edan Dover – in their triumphant anthem, “Unstoppable”. Partnering with the Jeep brand for a newly-minted campaign, The Score proves that while life has a million trails, you were built for all of them.

Watch the Jeep Dial  | Grand Cherokee spot HERE, and the Jeep Dial | Compass spot HERE.

Unstoppable”is about the belief that nothing can stand in your way,” says Anthony. Dover continues, “And just turning that dial up until you break through to the other side.”

Generating over 45 million cumulative streams to date, “Unstoppable” can be found on the band’s full-length debut, ATLAS [Republic Records]—available now.

This spring, The Score support Echosmith on the Inside A Dream tour across North America. It kicks off April 4 at Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA, rolls through major markets coast to coast, and wraps up at The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, CA on May 12. Check out the full itinerary below.

Tickets are on sale now.

In 2015, The Score unleashed their debut Where Do You Run EP to critical reception – with 26 million Spotify streams and counting. Not only did they gain the attention of BBC Radio in the UK, but activated a dedicated fan base who propelled them into a worldwide deal with Republic Records. The band returned in 2016 with the Unstoppable EP, notching 30 million Spotify streams from their fans, and in 2017 with the Myths & Legends EP with 27 million streams to date. Their songs have been motivating fans worldwide who discover the band through the likes of the NBA, movies such as Power Rangers and Pitch Perfect 3, as well as major brands such as Jeep. Culminating in ATLAS (Deluxe) in 2017, it all adds up to The Score’s album being streamed over 110 million times on Spotify and counting. Along the way, they would earn acclaim from Billboard, Nylon, Diffuser, and more in addition to landing critical placements in film and TV.