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Sylo – Millions

Known for delectable tracks like “Ginny” and “FOMO,” Sylo (formerly Sylo Nozra) is back today with a new name and new single “Millions.” Introducing this chapter in his artistry, the Korean-Canadian alt R&B aficionado takes a step into a more intimate side of his musicality that showcases his sultry vocals over delicate production. Written in a remote cottage last fall, “Millions” is a silky love letter written in the form of manifesting none other than millions of dollars. Listen HERE.

Fusing acoustic instrumentation with intentionally stripped back production, Sylo continues to build out his own breed of modern alt R&B. A breezy listen from front to back, ‘Millions‘ is a tender, windows down type of song that begs for the warmer months to come.

Giving a closer look into the track, Sylo said, “This song isn’t about being rich. It’s about letting my imagination run wild.”

At the end of April through early May, Sylo will be joining MICHELLE for a North American run that will hit Philadelphia, Boston, DC and New York. All tour and ticketing info can be found HERE.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES w/ MICHELLE

April 26 Philadelphia, PA – philaMOC

April 27 Washington, DC – Songbyrd

May 3 Boston, MA The Sinclair

May 5 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom

ABOUT SYLO

Raised in Toronto, ON, Sylo’s take on R&B is inspired by his environment. He was born into a Korean family with religious roots. This inspired him to sing as a child in church services, leading him to learn several instruments at once. Sylo’s musical talents were further enhanced by his older sister who played 90s R&B and hip-hop to full effect. Once he learned how to apply his inspirations onto his own productions, he became driven to write and perform his own songs for the world. Sylo has now become known for his silky records that were created in his own bedroom studio. The work has received global recognition, charting virally on both Spotify and Apple Music. Additionally, his songwriting skills have placed him in studios amongst GRAMMY-winning/nominated songwriters in Los Angeles, London and Toronto. This year will see Sylo on tour supporting MICHELLE and more new music to come.

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Savannah Ré – Fiji

JUNO Award winner (and three-time nominee) Savannah Ré released her new song “Fiji“. Savannah Ré is one of the first Canadian artists to be selected for the global #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022. Look out for more brand-new music from Savannah in the coming weeks!

Savannah Ré has become one of R&B’s brightest new voices by making music with an unyielding intention: to craft songs that forfeit polished stories for authentic ones. It’s this carefully refined formula for songwriting that has brought Savannah Ré under the mentorship of Grammy Award-winning producer Boi-1da and has made her the go-to collaborator for R&B’s upper echelon having written with artists like Babyface, Jessie Reyez, Normani, and Wondagurl.

Opia, Savannah Ré’s remarkable debut project, is a testament to her dedication to her craft. Acclaim for Opia has been abundant. FADER, BET, American Songwriter, HYPEBAE, and ELLE Canada among several others have championed Savannah Ré over the past year.

Ré has been honored with several accolades following the release of Opia including being nominated for the SOCAN Songwriting Prize, the Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award,  and the Polaris Music Prize. Both her “Solid” and “OPIA EXPERIENCE” music videos earned nominations for the 2021 Prism Prize. Savannah’s undeniable talent has earned her a place in Canadian music history as the first artist to ever be nominated for both the Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year JUNO Award (“Where You Are“) and the Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year (“Solid”) JUNO Award. Last year, Savannah Ré became a first-time JUNO Award Winner when she was awarded the Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, making Canadian music history a second time as the first artist to ever receive the Award. Last week, she was nominated for a 2022 JUNO Award in the category once again for her song “24hrs.”

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Boslen – Levels

Boslen unveils “LEVELS,” the unrelenting first single from his forthcoming project, GONZO, due later this year from Chaos Club Digital/Capitol Records. Listen HERE. The flex-filled experimental alt hip-hop track shows a vigorous side of Boslen following his debut album DUSK to DAWN. Battle-tested, the genre-obliterating artist is more energized than ever.

“When I wrote ‘LEVELS,’ I wanted to challenge myself by breaking the fourth wall and showcasing how the highs and lows of moving in this industry can affect an artist,” says Boslen. “I wanted listeners to hear a new side of my tonality. I feel like I poured in more emotion than I ever have before. ‘LEVELS’ really sets the tone for GONZO, and I can’t wait for my fans to hear the full project.”

About Boslen

Boslen is a born trailblazer. The 22-year-old hip-hop experimenter lives in Vancouver, and the city’s people have become key to the way he understands himself and his art. Vancouver is a land of contrasts, with snowy peaks and warm water; beautiful nature and busy streets. It’s the perfect home for an artist who reconciles disparate energies, weaving together styles and sounds that don’t intuitively connect. DUSK to DAWN, his Capitol Records debut, furthers this adventurous approach, mixing trap, pop, punk, and rock melodies. It’s also directly inspired by his city, a place that drives him to be different, to achieve greatness when no one expects him to. Boslen first emerged as an artist in 2018, when he dropped out of school, moved to North Vancouver, and released the Motionless and Motionless II mixtapes. He found his footing in 2019 with the energetic, confrontational songs “Eye for an Eye” and ”Hidden Nights,” which garnered millions of streams.

In 2019, he released the Black Lotus EP, but even with so many songs out in the world, DUSK to DAWN feels like a step forward, full of boundary-pushing vocal experiments, heavier production, and shapeshifting transitions. The music finally matches the tumultuous emotions he’s captured in his lyrics all along. He may not be able to pull every listener into Vancouver, but he’s using the city’s contrasts as a backdrop to challenge everyone to think beyond themselves, to dream big.

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VALLEY – “LAST BIRTHDAY” MUSIC VIDEO

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

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

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

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

About Valley

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

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

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

February 16: Cambridge, MA

February 18: New York, NY

February 19: Philadelphia, PA

February 20: Washington, DC

February 22: Nashville, TN

February 23: Atlanta, GA

February 25: Austin, TX

February 26: Dallas, TX

March 1: Phoenix, AZ

March 3: Los Angeles, CA

March 4: San Francisco, CA

March 5: Santa Cruz, CA

March 8: Portland, OR

March 9: Seattle, WA

March 11: Salt Lake City, UT

March 12: Denver, CO

March 15: Chicago, IL

March 16: Minneapolis, MN

March 18: Winnipeg, MB

March 19: Saskatoon, SK

March 22: Victoria, BC

March 23: Vancouver, BC

March 25: Edmonton, AB

March 26: Calgary, AB

April 14: Catharines, ON

April 15: London, ON

April 16: Waterloo, ON

June 11: New York, NY (Governors Ball)

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The Weeknd – Dawn FM

The Weeknd’s surprise album Dawn FM is leading the charts around the globe. Debuting at #1 Apple Music US and in 125 countries, and #1 Spotify US and worldwide. Dawn FM accumulates over 500 million streams to date. Listen to Dawn FM [XO/Republic Records] HERE.

Despite the release of the album coming suddenly, Dawn FM has been a smash hit. Dawn FM may just snatch up the spot as The Weeknd’s best album thus far. The single “Sacrifice” came out at #1 on Spotify US and global, while the collection The Highlights, too, ranks among the Billboard Top 10 at #6. Having two albums rank in the top ten is conventionally unheard of, a resounding accomplishment for The Weeknd.

Playing off the theme of an afterlife-esque radio station network, Dawn FM transforms viewers to a new universe. The abrupt announcement of the album ultimately worked in the favor of The Weeknd, with Dawn FM now ranking as his second global #1 album during the pandemic, following the renowned After Hours was released in March 2020, featuring the #1 All Time Hot 100 hit “Blinding Lights.”

Dawn FM has gained quick critical acclaim, registering The Weeknd’s leading aggregate score on Metacritic at ’88.’ Variety spoke on the album, stating, “After Hours has resonated for nearly two years after its release, and in the face of another phase of a daunting pandemic, it seems that Dawn FM – possibly The Weeknd’s best and most fully realized album to date – will help carry fans through this one as well.” Rolling Stone, too, raved about Dawn FM, rating it “4-out-of-5 stars, The Weeknd focuses those interstellar ambitions to anoint us with the most enchanting music to the portal through purgatory.”

Dawn FM sees features from Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never and Jim Carrey.

If you haven’t listened to this album yet, you are truly missing out on a sonic, one-of-a-experience by the superstar himself, The Weeknd.

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Spotlight: ANDRE COLQUHOUN

Andre Colquhoun is a Canadian actor, filmmaker, and musical artist. He can be seen in the Amazon Prime TV series The Expanse, Season 6 Episode 5 as the character Ceres Medic. The role is a minor principal role, but critical to the story, aiding character Josep, played by actor Samer Salem. In addition, Andre will be in the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on Paramount+ as well as other major TV series.

Aside from acting, Andre has a deep love for filmmaking and music, with both being essential to his work as an artist. He recently created, directed, and starred in the 10-minute short film/music video Short Term. It features gorgeous cinematography, great direction, and grounded performance. The project is soulful, yet multifaceted, with multiple interpretations for the audience to examine and evaluate.

Andre’s ability to perform both in front of and behind the camera is a tremendous, rare talent he looks forward to embracing in future projects.

Andre Colquhoun in 360 magazine article.

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Bahamas – Live To Tape, Volume 1

Just ahead of his Sad and Solo Tour, Afie Jurvanen, aka Bahamas, will be releasing select highlights from his celebrated Live To Tape collaboration series in the form of digital EPs, singles and a special vinyl edition.

The first digital EP, highlighting the Nashville sessions, is titled Live To Tape, Volume I and will be released on October 8th. Volume I features performances with Grammy Award winners The 400 Unit and other performances with the Secret Sisters backed by legendary Nashville musicians Gene Chrisman (Elvis, Willie Nelson), Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson) and Russ Pahl (Kacey Musgraves, Glen Campbell). The EP was produced and mixed by Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Robbie Lackritz (Feist, Jack Johnson, The Weather Station) in fully immersive 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos (where available) and is mixed so that the listener will be in the center of the band, with all band members in a circle surrounding them. The first song from the EP, “I Got You Babe” (with The 400 Unit) is now available across streaming platforms. Listen to the audio/watch the video HERE. See the upcoming release schedule below.

Created during the height of the pandemic, Live To Tape captures Bahamas performing in studio from Halifax, Nova Scotia with acclaimed artists performing with Bahamas remotely from Nashville, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Perth, Toronto and other locations. Other artists performing with Bahamas include Lucius, Australia’s Teskey Brothers, Madison Cunningham, Greensky Bluegrass, members of Dawes along with revered session musicians such as Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder), Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Gus Seyffert (Beck, Adele), Joey Waronker (REM, Atoms for Peace), Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan), Russ Kunkel (Joni Mitchell, John Lennon) and many more. Live to Tape has been featured on CBS Saturday Morning, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rolling Stone and many other places.

The Globe and Mail have called Bahamas an “unassuming giant” of Canadian music, averaging over 3.5 million regular monthly listens on Spotify, with more than half a billion streams to date. His most recent release, Sad Hunk is on pace to be his fifth consecutive album to receive more than 100 million+ streams. 

Sad Hunk received critical acclaim and won the 2021 JUNO Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. While nominated for Best Engineered Album—Non-Classical at the 2019 Grammy Awards, his previous album Earthtones won Adult Alternative Album Of The Year and Video of the Year (“Depression,” directed by Ali Eisner) at the 2019 JUNO Awards. A seven-time JUNO nominee, Jurvanen also received this accolade for Bahamas Is Afie in 2015, when he was also named Songwriter Of The Year.

Catch Bahamas on an intimate solo tour this fall and winter in the United States. Click HERE for a full list of tour dates.

TRIP Artwork by Kevin Young Via Universal Music Group

BOSLEN RELEASES MIND-BENDING SINGLE: TRIP

The genre-busting Vancouver up-and-comer Boslen dives deep into his bag of tricks for the moody, mind-bending single TRIP out now. Listen HERE. This is the first single from Boslen’s forthcoming debut album DUSK to DAWN. TRIP is a vivid day-in-the-life story from Canada’s next star, celebrating the successes of a whirlwind year in his own woozy, wilding way.

As we’ve come to expect from Boslen, TRIP is a sonic joyride through indie pop, rap, and R&B, while psychedelia swirls and drums dart in and out of trap. Boslen drifts over and dives into the shifting production (from justsayin, NXSTY, and MSXII), spitting about taking every opportunity and passing up naysayers: “I’m ducking the bullets, I’m ducking the clowns/You live life to the fullest til you not around.” For Boslen, TRIP is a chance to reflect on his journey so far, even while pushing his sound into the future. “It feels like there are constant highs and lows being an artist that’s coming up,” he says, “I wanted TRIP to showcase both the light and the dark.”

DUSK to DAWN will be Boslen’s first project since 2019’s Black Lotus EP, which peaked at #11 on the Canadian Apple Music streaming charts. He’s been hard at work releasing a slew of singles/videos including Hidden Nights, and Lightspeed, which is off the Black Lotus EP. In 2020 Boslen dropped VULTURES, and My Ways, which showed how much he’s been refining his style and expanding his scope. This new album is poised to accelerate his eclectic sound even further, moving fluidly from genre to genre while orbiting Boslen’s Swiss-Army-knife delivery. With a vision this focused, and hits like TRIP in the bag, Boslen has already proven himself worth following. Each release offers something brand new.

Listen now here.

The Young Bombs Show curtsey of MacKenzie Reynolds

YOUNG BOMBS “WRONG SIDE OF LOVE” VIDEO

Today, Young Bombs shared the official video for their wistful, country-tinged single featuring three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker called “Wrong Side of Love.” The song, described by ABC News Radio as “a brooding ode to a doomed love story, set to a catchy and dance-able beat,” has racked up over one million global streams since its release.

Directed by Conan Jurek Karpinski and produced by Andrew Dixon, the amusing clip sees the Canadian duo embark on a journey to see their favorite country superstar—none other than the legendary Darius Rucker—in concert. With a few fellow quirky Rucker fans in tow, Martin and Tristan set their sights on Nashville only to find that the Canadian border has been closed. It’s only fitting that what would follow this disastrous road trip is a dance party in the wilderness with Bigfoot—who happens to be just as big of a Rucker fan as Young Bombs themselves. View the video HERE.

Built around Rucker’s honeyed croon, “Wrong Side of Love” is the final single from the duo’s debut EP, The Young Bombs Show, also out now on Astralwerks. Listen to the song HERE and the EP HERE. The set gathers a string of singles that have established the duo as among the dance-pop world’s most vibrant and versatile producers, including the openhearted “Better Day” with Aloe Blacc and the swooning, optimistic “Starry Eyes.”

“Wrong Side of Love” shows off Young Bombs at their most emotional, lending a textured arrangement to Rucker’s poignant pining for a lover who’s fallen “right back in somebody else’s arms.” The song starts with roiling pianos and other homey instrumentation that might feel familiar to fans of Rucker’s country singles, but from there the song soars. Rucker moves beyond his pain into anthemic whoa-ohs as the track ascends into a synthy daydream.

It’s a different look for the duo, but “Wrong Side of Love” is a brilliant capstone to the run of singles that make up The Young Bombs Show. Young Bombs first came to widespread acclaim as esteemed remixers, sharing upwards of 50 beloved reworks of tracks for artists like Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, and Billie Eilish, among others. Since 2019, they’ve applied the same lively production to their own original tracks, which has resulted in the colorful singles on their new EP, spanning from heavenly bangers like “Starry Eyes” to more sensitive, stirring tracks like the Robinson-featuring “High Road.” As these songs have traveled, so has the duo. In recent years, they’ve played Lollapalooza, Ultra, Firefly Music Festival, and the Billboard Hot 100 Festival. They’ve also shared the stage with dance music luminaries like the Chainsmokers, Alesso, Galantis, and Diplo.

The Young Bombs Show tracklist:

  1. Wrong Side Of Love (feat. Darius Rucker)
  2. Better Day (feat. Aloe Blacc)
  3. Loyal (feat. GiGi)
  4. Don’t Let Them
  5. Starry Eyes
  6. High Road (feat. Robinson)

About Young Bombs:

In 2019, Young Bombs make the bold leap from sought-after remixers to artists. That leap remains driven by a personal and creative chemistry forged way back in the Vancouver high school where they became best friends. With nearly 100 million streams in four years, the duo of Martin and Tristan cooked up 53 remixes by 2018. Along the way, they lent their talents to everyone from Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, and Lady Gaga to Billie Eilish, Alessia Cara, Post Malone, Khalid, and Bazzi.

In addition, they attracted the support of Tiësto, Kygo, and Don Diablo. Simultaneously, they graced the stages of blockbuster festivals such as Lollapalooza, Ultra, Firefly Music Festival, and the Billboard Hot 100 Festival. Not to mention, Young Bombs supported The Chainsmokers, Galantis, Diplo, and Alesso on tour around the globe and launched a coveted residency at Drai’s Beachclub in Vancouver. The upbeat and undeniable anthem “Starry Eyes,” their debut Astralwerks single, introduced a musicianship-centric style reliant on real instrumentation and genre-less creativity, shining a bright light on the future.

About Darius Rucker:

Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the music industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, he’s earned a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart, including RIAA Platinum-certified Learn to Live and True Believers, plus nine No. 1 singles at Country radio. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 8x Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.” His latest single, “Beers And Sunshine,” was written via a Zoom session earlier this year and calls for slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life when the world feels out of control.

As a lifelong philanthropist, Rucker is a constant supporter of the MUSC Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. He has also raised millions of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament, as well as for more than 200 charitable causes supporting public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation. Rucker spent 2019 on the road with his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates for the Group Therapy Tour as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of generation-defining smash Cracked Rear View in addition to the November 1 release of Imperfect Circle, their first album in nearly 15 years.

For more information, visit www.dariusrucker.com and follow on social media @DariusRucker.

Ryland James – A Little Christmas

Right in time for the holiday season, critically acclaimed breakout star Ryland James releases the official music video for his holiday single, “A Little Christmas”. Watch the full music video HERE.

“A Little Christmas” is the title track to the rising star’s first-ever holiday EP released earlier this month via 21 Entertainment / Republic Records and Universal Music Canada. The project has Ryland revisit and recharge four seasonal classics, uplifting them with his show-stopping range and a whole lot of holiday spirit. His 2019 smash rendition of “Please Come Home For Christmas”, which garnered over five million streams is also included on the five song EP.

PREVIOUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

A Little Christmas serves as the perfect ornament for Ryland’s banner 2020. He amplified his voice worldwide with the release of his self-titled debut EP, Ryland James. In addition to peaking at #1 on Shazam Canada’s Top 200 Chart, the lead single “In My Head” recently picked up a platinum certification in Canada, while his catalog eclipsed 50 million global streams in a little over a year’s time. In 2019, he performed in venues across North America supporting multiplatinum star Alessia Cara and bringing crowds to their feet on a nightly basis.

Stay tuned for brand new music from Ryland James in the new year.

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