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SAYGRACE RELEASES A VEVO EXCLUSIVE VERSION OF “BOYS AIN’T SHIT”

“BOYS AIN’T SHIT” (Live Performance) WATCH THE LIVE PERFORMANCE HERE:

LISTEN to the orignal track here HERE:

SAYGRACE’s EP The Defining Moments of SAYGRACE: Girlhood, Fuckboys & Situationships

Out Now Via RCA Records.

What the Press is Saying About Saygrace:

“Impeccable…”Here’s to the 22-year-old finally getting the

recognition she deserves””- Idolator

“spotlights the rising star’s rich, bluesy vocals”- Consequence of Sound Bouncing between soulful vocals and spurts of rapping, SAYGRACE gets everything off her chest…“…the songstress changed her moniker and gained a new sense of self.” – Earmilk Listen to SAYGRACE’s Interview with NPR’s “All Things Considered”

About SAYGRACE and “Boys Ain’t Shit” The video for ‘Boys Ain’t Shit’ has already enjoyed over 6 million views, and the single has been

trending on TikTok with over 200k video creations. Watch SAYGRACE’s Genius Verified interview HERE.

“Boys Ain’t Shit” finds SAYGRACE flipping the script on a man who

pushed her to the breaking point — but instead of vectoring in on the problems in their situationship, SAYGRACE turned the track into an anthem for all women who feel like swiping, doing emotional labor, and the interchangeable nature of modern dating is dehumanizing.

SAYGRACE thinks of her lyrics as a message to the younger version of herself, and a message to any woman who needs to hear it; that in a world that’s always trying to shrink you, you can be as big as you want. “As women we’re told all your value is placed on how fuckable you are, but I refuse to accept that as reality,” she says. “What I realized as I got older is that nothing is more powerful than divine feminine energy and when women come together and support each other the possibilities are infinite.” SAYGRACE is all about finding her place and her power as a young woman despite sometimes still feeling like a lost kid in this big world.

Her EP, The Defining Moments of SayGrace: Girlhood, Fuckboys & Situationships, is her manifesto.

The Defining Moments of SAYGRACE: Girlhood, Fuckboys & Situationships HERE

Get more of the latest on SAYGRACE by following her on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook. Press photos and more available HERE

pineappleCITI – Recognize

pineappleCITI returns today with the release of the video for her R&B centric and enticingly rhythmic single, Recognize.” The video opens with victory and celebration but mysteriously takes a turn with flashback visuals that display the artist at her lowest, just moments after her car crash. Rather than letting that get her down, pineappleCITI gets to work on her craft. She puts it all in the music in a cathartic and uplifting way. pineappleCITI is set to release her next single, “Believe” on April 10 via Red Bull Records

The New Jersey rapper received major props in 2017 for her single “Rose Colored” – which appeared on her self-titled debut album of old-school-meets-new-generation rap finesse. Fast forward three years and a recovered pineappleCITI is making up for lost time. In the past year, she’s written for Kelly RowlandJuicy J and Kehlani, released her second album, neonBLUE, and is newly signed to Red Bull Records. Now she’s set to take over 2020, with new music and a feature for NBA 2K ahead. 

About pineappleCITI
For pineappleCITI, rhymes and raps spring right from the heart as she approaches each song, project, album, and show with an equal reverence for nineties East Coast storytelling and old-school Motown catharsis. Endorsed early on by The FADERPAPER MagComplex and Billboard and streamed over 2 million times as of 2019, the New Jersey-born MC provides a simultaneously unique and universal perspective to her music. 

*Photo credit: Thomas Falcone

LECRAE, 360 MAGAZINE

LECRAE – Set Me Free

Grammy-Award winning artist, best-selling author, entrepreneur and social activist LECRAE released his new single “Set Me Free” today via Columbia Records/Reach Records. “Set Me Free” featuring Def Jam recording artist, singer, and rapper, YK Osiris (“Worth It,” “Valentine”), produced by GAWVI is the first song to drop from Lecrae’s upcoming album to be released later this year.  
 
“As I went through my own restoration process, I realized there were things that had held me down, keeping me from being all that God had created me to me. My prayer is that we’re all set from shackles like negative thoughts that keep us from experiencing true freedom!”
 
Along with the song, Lecrae also released the official video featuring YK directed by Bobby Hanaford. Click here to watch the video.
 
“Set Me Free” is available everywhere now. Click here to stream/purchase.

Read Lecrae’s open letter amid the coronavirus outbreak on Billboard here.

Conan Gray, Republic Records, Kid Krow, 360 MAGAZINE

Conan Gray – Kid Krow

Pop singer-songwriter Conan Gray unveils a new song entitled “Wish You Were Sober” in advance of his anxiously awaited full-length debut, Kid Krow—arriving in stores and at all digital retailers this Friday March 20, 2020 via Republic Records.  Listen HERE & watch HERE

Pre-order Kid Krow HERE via Republic Records.

Conan Gray is currently one of YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise, YouTube’s emerging artist program that champions breaking talent and rising stars. As part of the campaign, Gray is set to collaborate with YouTube Music on a unique content series that will live on his Official Artist Channel and invite fans to get to know Conan on a deeper level.

YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise adds to a list of prestigious campaigns Conan has been selected to join, including his participation into both VEVO DSCVR and MTV Push earlier this year.

Well before Kid Krow even landed, Gray impressively amassed an astounding 600 million streams! The album will include the hit single “Maniac”, which has already been added to BBC Radio 1 in the UK and certified Gold in Australia.  Also featured on Kid Krow are buzzworthy tracks, “The Story”, “Comfort Crowd”, and “Checkmate”. Not to mention, last year’s Sunset Season EP clocked 300 million streams between the fan favorites “Crush Culture,” “Idle Town,” and “Generation Why.”

As the story goes, Conan Gray found a way out of his tiny Texas hometown by building his own musical world from nothing more than Garage Band and a cheap microphone taped to a lamp.
 
Within two years since uploading “Idle Town,” he quietly climbed to the forefront of pop on the back of his debut EP, Sunset Season [Republic Records], and a string of successful singles. Amassing upwards of 600 million streams, he garnered acclaim from Vogue, VMAN, Teen Vogue, Paper, The FADER, MTV, i-D, Billboard, Wonderland, Clash, Notion, Seventeen, and OnesToWatch, to name a few, made his television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and transformed peers such as Billie Eilish, Halsey, BTS, The 1975, Brendon Urie, Troye Sivan, Lewis Capaldi, and Noah Cyrus into ardent and vocal fans. Prior to the release of a proper full-length, he sold out three North American headline tours and a European headline tour in addition to supporting Panic! At The Disco and performing at Lollapalooza. He will be playing top festivals such as Coachella and Firefly in 2020.

*Photo credit: Brian Ziff

DED × New “Micro EP”

DED Release Mannequin Eyes Micro EP via Suretone Records Featuring Lead Radio Single “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)” and New Song “Eyes Sewn Shut”

LISTEN HERE

U.S. Tour with In This Moment Kicks Off March 24th Forthcoming DED Album Will Be First Release Under Suretone Records’ Renewed Deal with ADA Worldwide.

After taking the rock world by storm with their 2017 debut album Mis-An-Thrope, DED has returned with the release of their new micro EP Mannequin Eyes out now via Suretone Records, featuring the roaring and explosive lead radio single “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)” (which premiered at radio on SiriusXM Octane) and anthemic new song “Eyes Sewn Shut.”

Click HERE to listen to Mannequin Eyes and check out Billboard’s first story on the new music.

Each song has an accompanying visual as well. Click HERE to watch the lyric video for “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)” and HERE to watch the visualizer for “Eyes Sewn Shut.” Mannequin Eyes displays DED’s bold and dynamic songcraft and offers an early taste of the band’s forthcoming sophomore studio album due out later this year, helmed by powerhouse rock producer Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed). The forthcoming DED album will be the first release under Suretone Records’ renewed, multiple-year deal with ADA Worldwide for exclusive distribution.

DED’s new music takes on the fury of their debut and deepens the emotions with a compassion for humanity and a thought-provoking consciousness. “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)” takes aim at the conveyor-belt music machine and takes on the fake, surface level, vein aspects of our society that have infiltrated our lives and influence our perception of what’s real. The stark vocal-and-piano open on “Eyes Sewn Shut,” an anthemic track that dares to challenge the things that we so readily accept to be true, swells into a wall of soaring guitars and driving percussion. “The new music is about clarity through suffering and the frustration that comes with knowing that everyone can be better than they are – that I can be better than I am, because change starts with yourself. We want people to strive and try and be conscious of the things they consume, the way they act, the things they share and celebrate, and the way they live their life – to understand how that all affects their soul and what their legacy is going to be,” shares front man Joe Cotela.

Originating from Phoenix, AZ, DED – who are quickly becoming one of rock’s most exciting torchbearers – embodies elements of rock, alternative and metal, with pop melodies, cloaked in some of the most histrionic, headbanging music on the planet. But when you dig beneath the surface, DED’s unexpectedly soulful music is about bringing hope, relief and self-awareness, proving that there’s a way to live through the struggle and come out stronger and happier so that we can better look after ourselves and each other. Joe Cotela (vocals), David Ludlow (guitar), Kyle Koelsch (bass), and Matt Reinhard (drums) are building a community by offering comfort in times of despair and positivity by exposing negativity. DED is managed by Jordan Schur for Suretone Entertainment.

The band will bring their high-octane live show to audiences across the country this Spring when they join In This Moment on tour as a special guest, along with Black Veil Brides and Raven Black. The extensive tour kicks off March 24th in Orlando at House of Blues and wraps May 17th in Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Full routing below. For all ticketing details, please visit www.dedband.com

Mis-An-Thrope generated over 25 million streams making several Billboard chart appearances including #1 on the Alternative New Artist chart and #3 on the Top New Artist Albums chart. Singles “Anti-Everything” and “Remember the Enemy” >reached Top 20 at Active Rock Radio with SiriusXM’s Octane naming DED “Artist Discovery of the Year” and “Anti-Everything” landing in the station’s Top 10 for 2017. The band were also nominated by Loudwire for Best New Artist. “Anti-Everything” also made impressive strides at services appearing on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 twice and various playlists across Apple Music, Amazon and Pandora. Touring-wise, DED were featured as specials guest on KoRn and Stone Sour’s “Serenity of Summer” tour and lit up festival stages including Aftershock, Louder Than Life, Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range and Ship Rocked. Under Suretone Records’ renewed multiple-year deal with exclusive distribution partner ADA Worldwide, the companies will continue to work closely together on a cohesive, collaborative effort to propel Suretone’s artists to continued success with a focus on driving revenue and breaking emerging artists.

Suretone Entertainment Chairman/CEO Jordan Schur and President of Independent Music & Creator Services at Warner Music Group Eliah Seton look forward combining forces once again for this newly expanded chapter.

“Suretone Records is pleased to be deepening its relationship with ADA, who have proven themselves to be excellent partners in all areas,” says Schur. “Suretone Entertainment wishes to continue its focused agenda of finding and breaking tomorrow’s best new artists today, and with DED’s sophomore LP as our first new release in this next chapter, we continue to herald an important new movement in rock. DED is a band that we believe can change the musical landscape of rock’s culture. Rock’s fans and community are more powerful than ever, and history proves in the music cycles of our industry over time that when the right rock band comes along it can change everything. This initiative to champion the important culture of rock is an enduring part of our Suretone legacy and we believe DED is the next band ready to change the world. Suretone as well will continue to work with some of the most widely regarded established legacy artists in our industry. With ADA helping to bodyguard Suretone’s overall agenda, we believe together our company’s brightest  days lay in front.”

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Jordan and the Suretone Entertainment team,” says Seton. “Their repertoire of independent talent speaks to the heart of our business and the community we serve. DED is a great example of this, and we’re looking forward to helping bring their forthcoming album to fans all over the world.”

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Phantogram × “Ceremony”

PHANTOGRAM RELEASES NEW ALBUM: CEREMONY

PERFORMED LEAD SINGLE “DEAR GOD” ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

LISTEN TO CEREMONY HERE

WATCH “DEAR GOD” PERFORMANCE ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! HERE

IN THE PRESS
“a darker but reflective and ultimately hopeful new album on recovery” – NPR
“Ceremony blends trip-hop and rock vibes with poignant lyrics and sharp hooks.” – New York Magazine
“The year of Phantogram continues.” – Billboard
“Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel…are more than pop hypnotists.” – The New York Times

Ceremony marks a rebirth and embodies a dark, but hopeful, chapter for the band, which is comprised of lifelong friends Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel. In advance of the release, the band posted a revealing letter to fans unveiling how the tragic loss of Barthel’s sister, Becky, to suicide, and peers like Mac Miller, Chris Cornell, Prince, Avicii, Chester Bennington and more, impacted their lives and influenced the album—read more HERE

The process for Ceremony began in the summer of 2018, after several years of touring the world in support of their most commercially successful album, Three. The album hit Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, Top 3 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart and Top 5 on Billboard’s Top Albums Sales chart. The lead single, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” also peaked at #6 on the alternative radio chart. In the midst of what was their most successful chapter—one that they had been building towards for nearly a decade—the pair were still reeling from the tragic passing of Becky. After returning from tour, both Barthel and Carter were finally forced to come to terms with Becky’s unfortunate death.

Barthel says, “When ‘Three’ was finished, I thought the weight of sadness and anger would release after finishing recording. Boy, I was wrong. Performing those songs every night was like reliving the feelings over and over again. After that tour, I was completely drained and spent. After 10 years of being in this band and pouring my heart into everything that is Phantogram, I felt like I didn’t have anything else. I think life was put on hold for a long time for Phantogram. Going through the loss of my sister from suicide was the icing on the cake.”

She continues, “After ‘Three,’ it was a time to reflect in a way we never had before. Life after losing someone from suicide is very confusing. Performing those songs every night kept us stuck in that one moment. It didn’t allow us to move forward and grow as people. When tour was over, we had to step outside of the Phantogram bubble and face real life. It almost felt like we were in survival mode. ‘Ceremony’ was inspired by self-care and seeing how common of a struggle everyday life had become.”

Of creating Ceremony, Carter says, “When the cycle for ‘Three’ wound down, we took some much-needed time to focus on our personal life, friendships and mental health. Going into the creation process of ‘Ceremony’ was a more refreshing approach to making music than how we normally create. We went back to our roots in a lot of ways—making art, listening to records and writing in our own secluded studio in the hills of Laurel Canyon. It was liberating and inspiring to just make music as it flowed, while also having fun doing it. This allowed us to still push our boundaries and create new ideas that we hadn’t explored yet.”

ABOUT PHANTOGRAM:
Lauded as an experimental and alternative band and one that’s never been married to a particular genre, Phantogram—comprised of lifelong friends Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel—have continued to change the zeitgeist for almost a decade by consistently challenging it with their signature blend of hard-hitting beats, guitar-driven dark psychedelia, and electronic pop. Since the arrival of 2010’s debut release, Eyelid Movies, the duo has amassed nearly half-a-billion streams, achieved two Gold-Certified singles in the form of “Fall In Love” and “When I’m Small,” headlined sold-out shows worldwide, become a festival staple and toured with artists including The xx, Muse, M83, Alt-J and more. In 2016, the band reached a career-high with the release of their most commercially successful album, Three. The album hit Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, Top 3 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart, and Top 5 on Billboard’s Top Albums Sales chart. The lead single, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” also peaked at #6 on the alternative radio chart. Three was met with critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Billboard, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, People, Vogue, New York Magazine, The FADER, Stereogum, NYLON, PAPER Magazine and many others. With syncs in major campaigns such as “Into Happiness” in a spot for Apple TV+, “Same Old Blues” in ads for Peloton and Apple Watch, “You’re Mine” in Apple HomePod video and additional placement in multiple TV shows, the band’s reach had never been so wide. The success of the album took them to Madison Square Garden playing with Alt-J and around the world opening for Muse and on their own headline tours, building upon their already rampant fanbase. In the midst of what was their most successful chapter—one that they had been building towards for nearly a decade—the pair were still reeling from the tragic passing of Barthel’s sister, Becky (also a close childhood friend of Carter’s), due to suicide. After several years of touring the world in support of Three, Phantogram was finally forced to come to terms with Becky’s unfortunate death, which resulted in their new full-length project, Ceremony, their most diverse and liberated record yet.

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Leven Kali x “12345 (Get Real)”

LEVEN KALI RELEASES DREAMY NEW SINGLE “12345 (GET REAL)” TODAY

“With a powerful delivery and some stunning melodies, Leven Kali continues to impress” – COMPLEX

Holland-born, Los Angeles-native singer-songwriter Leven Kali has released his fresh, funky new single ”12345 (Get Real)”’ – the second song to come from his upcoming project, High Tide due out this Spring on Interscope Records. Produced and written by Leven Kali, Sol Was, Walter (Trey) Thompson, with additional production from Daniel Memmi and Danny Mckinnon on guitar, the track showcases Leven’s ability to display modern romance as a colorful, funk-inspired, dreamy entity. A dynamic fusion of 70s funk elements and rich textures, Leven continues to breathe a fresh take and spirit into the pop-R&B genre.

CHECK OUT ‘12345 (GET REAL)’ BY LEVEN KALI HERE:

“Sometimes the heaviest feelings force us to create something that balances the energy. This one is for the good times, a toast to letting go n feeling alive” – Leven Kali (on writing and producing “12345 (Get Real)”).

“12345 (Get Real)” arrives on the heels of “Homegirl”, his single with Smino and Topaz Jones which was referred to by THE FADER as romantic, late-night music. Kali’s last project, ‘Leven Kali: Low Tide’ featured Leven’s coveted single “Do U Wrong” featuring Syd (The Internet) which amassed over 38 million global streams, and received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, The New York Times, Billboard, I-D and more.

About Leven Kali:
Songwriter/singer/producer Leven Kali was born in Holland to a musical family and raised in Santa Monica, California. Just out of his teens, the artist began making a name for himself with some high-profile collaborations, including features on tracks by Drake and Playboi Carti in 2017. He followed these shortly with solo tracks, including the futuristic R&B single “Yours” in June of 2017 and “Do You Wrong” in early 2018, which featured former Odd Future affiliate Syd.

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Max Leone x CAUTIOUS

THE DARKROOM’S MAX LEONE SHARES “CAUTIOUS”

“burgeoning pop star”–Billboard

“smooth vocals and sticky melodies”–Paper

“gooey and dark but also incredibly catchy”–Alt Citizen

Today, rising songwriter-producer, Max Leone, shares his second single “Cautious” via Darkroom Records. Showcasing a darker side to his unique songwriting, “Cautious” captivates the listener from the onset with smooth guitar lines over a buzzing synth bassline and choppy vocals. Listen and watch the video, premiered earlier today by Billboard and directed by Clyde Munroe in collaboration with Max HERE.

“Cautious'” is out now via Darkroom Records, buy/stream it here.

Says Max of the track, “Cautious is about isolating yourself from the world in an attempt to protect yourself from it, but ultimately discovering that the beauty and meaning in life are often derived through its discomfort.”

“Cautious” is the follow-up to Leone’s debut single “First Grade” which garnered early praise from Paper Mag, the BBC, KCRW, Alt Citizen and more. Defined by soulful, acoustic-led songwriting with left-of-center production choices, Leone’s music calls to mind King Princess, Cautious Clay, or the DIY pop intelligence of Omar Apollo.

Picking up the guitar at age 7, Leone quickly developed a passion for playing and began experimenting with the violin, drums, and piano. Countless after school hours spent practicing, composing, playing in jazz bands, learning production via YouTube and pumping out remixes on Soundcloud eventually led him to attend the prestigious Berklee College Of Music as a guitar principal. After one year, Leone left to pursue music full-time in Los Angeles.

Leone’s forthcoming EP tells his story of navigating a new city alone while chasing a potentially far-fetched dream. Threaded throughout the project are themes of self-doubt, nostalgia, and coping with keeping up appearances on social media while still building real-life connections in a new place.

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RAP ICON EARNS FIFTH NO. 1 ALBUM



Funeral succeeds because it refocuses Wayne’s energy on the basic elements of rap, before building back in that delirious extra layer.” – GQ

“Weezy is back in the booth and cruising, experimenting with an array of styles and a dizzying maze of wordplay.” – Pitchfork
 NEW YORK (February 10, 2020) – Lil Wayne’s highly anticipated 13th solo studio album, Funeral, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart. Released via Young Money Records/Republic Records,Funeral marks Wayne’s 5th No. 1 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart, joining Tha Carter V (2018), Tha Carter IV (2011), I Am Not a Human Being (2010) and Tha Carter III (2008).

STREAM FUNERAL HERE

PURCHASE MUSIC & MERCH HERE

The album contains 24 tracks, as well as star-studded features from Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Lil Baby, The-Dream, XXXTentacion, Jay Rock, Takeoff, Adam Levine, O.T. Genasis and Lil Twist. As a tribute to Kobe Bryant, the 8th track, “Bing James,” ends with a 24-second moment of silence.

Following the album’s release, Wayne shocked audiences when he performed Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way” as a robot on the season premiere of The Masked Singer, which aired following the Super Bowl. Watch the reveal HERE. Wayne also stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to deliver a high-energy performance of “Dreams” (watch HERE), as well as participate in a hilarious game of Virtual Reality Pictionary alongside Claire Danes, Lana Candor and Fallon (watch HERE).

Tate McRae, a Records, DSCVR artist, VEVO, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

Tate McRae – DSCVR

NAMED AS A VEVO DSCVR ARTIST – WATCH HERE PERFORMANCES OF “all my friends are fake” AND “happy face”

Rising star Tate McRae announces part 2 of her ALL THE THINGS I NEVER SAID TOUR today. In addition, Tate will release her debut EP all the things i never said this Friday, January 24th via RCA Records. Just yesterday, Tate was named a Vevo DSCVR artist and released two additional performance videos for “all my friends are fake” and “happy face” (watch here).The 5 track all the things i never said EP features previously released tracks, “tear myself apart,” “all my friends are fake,” “stupid” and two additional tracks. The three tracks combined have over 35 million audio streams.  “stupid” alone has over 12 million streams and is currently featured on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits, Pop Rising and Teen Party playlists. She was also the cover image for Spotify’s Pop Rising playlist for two weeks in a row and was seen in Apple Music’s A List Pop and Future Hits playlists. 

The 15-city ALL THE THINGS I NEVER SAID PT. 2 TOUR will start on April 1st in Portland, OR and end on April 23rd in Boston, MA. Tickets for the tour will be on-sale to the general public on Friday, January 24th at 10:00 AM local time. 

Tate is currently on the SOLD OUT part 1 of the tour which will end up making stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Berlin, Amsterdam and London.  

For more information, please visit www.tatemcrae.com/tour.
Tate has received early praise from a variety of publications with TheInterns.net claiming she is, “going to be one of the hottest names in music” while Idolator voted her one of 40 artists to watch in 2020. Just this weekend, E! included her as one of 15 newcomers you need to know. She has also garnered early from from i-D, Ones To Watch, The Sunday Times Culture, 1883, tmrw magazine, Billboard, Hollywood Life & more.