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Arcade – Duncan Laurence ft. Fletcher

Duncan Laurence teams up with Capitol Records label mate FLETCHER on a poignant new version of his global hit, Arcade. Download / stream Arcade ft. Fletcher HERE. In the cinematic lyric video, Laurence descends to the depths physically and emotionally and emerges with fresh hope. View HERE.

Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with Arcade. His performance of the song at the competition was hailed as “powerful” by The New York Times and “haunting” by The Guardian. Arcade which has amassed more than 250 million combined global streams took the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s Global Viral chart last year and has since received radio airplay in 58 countries. The track recently went viral on TikTok following its use in the Dracotok meme, which pairs Arcadewith a deleted scene from a Harry Potter film.

Arcade appears on Laurence’s debut album, Small Town Boy, which was released earlier this month by Capitol Records. Throughout the album, his powerful, expressive tenor flows from a gentle whisper through fluttering falsettos to a full-blown force. But the scope of the music never overpowers the intimacy of the stories Laurence tells.

“I see music as a platform to tell stories that might be a bit sad, but always have this hopeful ending or hopeful core inside of them,” Duncan Laurence says. “I think trying to see the positive in something negative gives you a certain strength through life.”

Combined global streams of Laurence’s songs are approaching 300 million, including over 25 million for the anthemic Love Don’t Hate It. Prior to the global pandemic, Laurence played the prestigious Pinkpop Festival and over 30 European headline shows.

FLETCHER praised by leading outlets like TIME, Wonderland, V Magazine, Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview Magazine, GQ, The Guardian and more hails from Asbury Park, NJ, where she cultivated her passion for music and unforgettably candid storytelling. After graduating from NYU’s famed Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music, FLETCHER carved out a distinct space for herself in pop music with her 2019 debut EP you ruined new york city for me (Capitol Records). The EP featured her breakthrough hit Undrunk, a track that spent several weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, scored the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart and emerged as the fastest-rising song at pop radio from a new artist in the past five years.

Since arriving in September 2020, FLETCHER’s new EP, THE S(EX) TAPES, hit No. 1 on iTunes across all genres and has earned critical acclaim from Teen Vogue, SPIN, PAPER and many other outlets. Her new single, Bitter, a collaboration with Billboard-charting artist Trevor Daniel and produced by Kito (Diplo, Empress Of, Aluna George), has amassed over 70 million global streams to date.

Neil Diamond with London Symphony Orchestra

CAPITOL RECORDS TO RELEASE SWEET CAROLINE, FROM DIAMOND’s UPCOMING ALBUM NEIL DIAMOND WITH THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CLASSIC DIAMONDS TODAY

SINGLE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON ALL DIGITAL OUTLETS CLASSIC DIAMONDS ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON CAPITOL RECORDS, NOVEMBER 20th PRE-ORDER HERE

Recorded At The World Famous Abbey Road Studios In London And Diamond’s Studio In Los Angeles

Today Capitol Records releases a new version of one of the world’s favorite songs, Sweet Caroline, the beloved classic from Neil Diamond’s upcoming new album Neil Diamond With The London Symphony Orchestra, Classic Diamonds. Sweet Caroline will be available for purchase on all digital outlets on November 6th, two weeks before the release of the album. Sweet Caroline Listening Link – https://NeilDiamond.lnk.to/classicsweetcarolinePR

The 14-classic song collection Classic Diamonds features new vocals from Neil Diamond paired with a new interpretation of Diamond’s most celebrated chart-topping hits performed by The London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded at both the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London and Neil Diamondߣs studio in Los Angeles, the album was produced by Grammy winning producer/arranger Walter Afanasieff and co-arranged by Afanasieff and Grammy winning conductor/arranger William Ross, who also conducted The London Symphony Orchestra for the recording.

Neil Diamond is simply one of the most important vocalists and songwriters in the history of popular music, and this majestic new album shines a beautiful spotlight on some of his greatest works. Classic Diamonds is a glorious addition to Neil’s body of work, and we are proud to be presenting it to listeners around the world, says Steve Barnett, Chairman & CEO of Capitol Music Group.

Neil Diamond’s towering artistic achievements have carried him far, from Brooklyn Roads, to Glory Road, to Melody Road and now to Abbey Road. As a wordsmith and melodist, he is second to none and his music has touched generations in ways that are deeply personal, yet universally understood. These are songs of their time and for all time. They are Classic Diamonds.

Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra Track Listing:

Beautiful Noise

Hello Again

I Am I Said

I’m A Believer

Song Sung Blue

September Morn

America

Holly Holy

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

Play Me

Love On The Rocks

Heartlight

I’ve Been This Way Before

Sweet Caroline

About Neil Diamond:

Throughout his phenomenal and wide-ranging career, Neil Diamond has performed and sold-out stadiums and arenas around the world, dominated the charts for more than five decades, sold over 130 million albums worldwide, and has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top Ten albums both in the U.S. and internationally. He has achieved record sales and written some of the most memorable songs of the past two centuries.

The Grammy Award winning artist is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has been presented with The Johnny Mercer Award, The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and The Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, three of the highest honors bestowed on songwriters and artists. He has also been the recipient of the NARAS Music Cares Person of the Year Award and the prestigious Kennedy Center Award for his contributions to American culture.

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Queen Naija – misunderstood

QUEEN NAIJA’S DEBUT ALBUM, MISSUNDERSTOOD, IS OUT TODAY

Queen Shares Official Video For Pretend

Platinum-certified singer/songwriter Queen Naija hailed by The New York Times as ‘the first soul star of the social media generation’ released her debut album, missunderstood, today via Capitol Records.

Download / stream HERE.

In her career to date, Queen has already amassed over 1.7 billion combined global streams.Today, Queen shared the official video for Pretend. View HERE .

Lil Durk, Russ, Mulatto, Toosii, Jacquees, Lucky Daye, Kiana Led, and Pretty Vee feature on the album. missunderstood includes ‘Butterflies Pt. 2’, which continues its climb at Urban AC radio, entering the top three. The song has more than 63 million combined global streams while ‘Pack Lite’ has amassed over 42 million cumulative streams. Teyana Taylor, aka Spike Tey, directed the official videos for Pack Lite and Lie to Me ft. Lil Durk.

Earlier this week, Queen shared the album’s track listing in the form of a nostalgic 90’s sitcom introduction featuring her new single ‘Bitter ft. Mulatto’ as the show’s theme song. View HERE. The video racked up 500,000 views in the first 24 hours. Additional diary-entry style videos that serve as a visual track-by-track were released on her YouTube channel a total of 16 videos, one for each track on the album. After Zane Lowe premiered ‘Bitter,’ it became the #1 trending song on Apple Music. Queen appeared on the cover of New Music Daily and ‘Bitter’ took the #1 spot on the playlist. Listen to Queen on The Zane Lowe Show HERE.

In the lead-up to the album’s release, Queen appeared on Kandi Burruss’ Speak On It podcast and Angela Yee’s Lip Service. She also spoke with American Songwriter about penning the songs for ‘missunderstood,’ shared The Playlist of My Life on Teen Vogue’s YouTube channel and was featured in an Elle #WakingUpWith video.

Named by HotNewHipHop as one of the most talented figures in R&B right now, Queen features alongside Jeremih and Lil Durk on the remix of NE-YO’s new single, U 2 Luv, which was released last Friday. View the lyric video HERE. With the arrival of her 2018 self-titled debut EP, Queen emerged as an unstoppable new force in the R&B world. Queen Naija featured three Platinum-certified singles: Butterflies, Karma, and her breakthrough hit Medicine an independently released smash that made its staggering debut at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100, a nearly-unheard-of achievement for an unsigned artist. Along with debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, she earned major recognition in the 2019 awards season with nominations for Top R&B Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, Best New Artist at the BET Awards and three nods at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Track Listing “missunderstood”:

  1. Intro
  2. Too Much To Say
  3. I’m Her feat. Kiana Led
  4. Pack Lite
  5. Lie To Me feat. Lil Durk
  6. Dream feat. Lucky Daye
  7. Love Language
  8. Without You feat. Russ
  9. Say What You Mean
  10. Bitter Skit feat. Pretty Vee
  11. Bitter feat. Mulatto
  12. One Time feat. Toosii
  13. Pressure
  14. Five Seconds feat. Jacquees
  15. Pretend
  16. Trial And Error
  17. Butterflies Pt. 2
  18. Beautiful

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Devon Gilfillian – What’s Going On

WHAT’S GOING ON DEVON GILFILLIAN’S INTERPRETATION OF THE ICONIC MARVIN GAYE ALBUM IS OUT TODAY

Tune In October 23, For Gilfillian’s #PlayAtHome Performance On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The record is a perfect fit for Gilfillian’s smooth and soulful voice and it points toward ways to navigate the social and political chaos we’re experiencing today.

Capitol Records released What’s Going On Devon Gilfillian’s interpretation of Marvin Gaye’s landmark 1971 album. Download / stream HERE and order the vinyl edition HERE. He’ll celebrate the album’s release with a #PlayAtHome Performance for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, October 23.

Gilfillian recruited a stellar group of artists to collaborate with him, including Emmy and GRAMMY winning artist Jasmine Cephas Jones and GRAMMY nominee Ruby Amanfu. Jasmine Cephas Jones, who was a member of the original Broadway cast of Hamilton and starred in #FreeRayshawn, features on the title track. Listen to Whatߣs Going On HERE.

When sitting down to learn What’s Going On on my way to a protest, I broke down crying, recalls Devon Gilfillian. The words written 50 years ago rang so true and clear in that moment. I decided then and there I wanted to rerecord the entire album, learn it closely, feel every word, every melody, every instrument.

Ethiopia Habtemariam, President of Motown Records and Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group, says, The release of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On marked not only a pivotal moment in Motown history but in our nation’s history. Devon’s recording is deeply moving and demonstrates how these iconic songs are providing hope and inspiration to a new generation that is similarly committed to change and unity.

Rolling Stone recently named Gaye’s What’s Going On as the greatest album of all time. Gilfillian’s project was born from his mission to bring people together, further the conversation on racial injustice and raise voter awareness. It’s a natural follow-up to the message established in his top five AAA radio hit The Good Life and his recently launched The Good Life Fund, which supports organizations that are doing good in the world.
Gilfillian’s version of Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) was Music Choice’s Most Added Adult Alternative Song of the Week. View the official video HERE. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) was featured on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist.

Earlier this month, Gilfillian and his band played What’s Going On in its entirety during a livestream concert that benefited The Equity Alliance. Nashville Scene noted, Gilfillian & Co.’s 90-minute set served as a reminder of how great art can simultaneously address the moment in which it was created and have an impact that lasts long after that time passes.

Gilfillian’s debut album, Black Hole Rainbow, was released by Capitol Records earlier this year. The New York Times praised it as a formidable debut album and The Tennessean declared it one of the best albums released this year, period. Black Hole Rainbow also won a spot on Iowa Public Radio’s list of The Best New Albums (So Far) Of 2020.

He performed the national anthem at NASCAR 2020 on the day they banned the Confederate flag. Gilfillian has played numerous festivals, including Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz. He has supported such artists as Mavis Staples, Grace Potter, Local Natives, Lauren Daigle, KALEO, Michael McDonald, Chaka Kahn, Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Brothers Osborne and Michael Franti & Spearhead.

Track Listing Devon Gilfillian What’s Going On

1. What’s Going On (feat. Jasmine Cephas Jones)

2. What’s Happening Brother (feat. Ruby Amanfu)

3. Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky) (feat. Joy Oladokun)

4. Save The Children (feat. Jamila Woods & Jason Eskridge)

5. God Is Love (feat. Kyshona Armstrong)

6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

7. Right On (feat. Nickie Conley & DAVIE)

8. Wholy Holy (feat. A.J. Haynes (The Seratones) & Emoni Wilkins)

9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

DEVON GILFILLIAN SHARES NEW SINGLE – “INNER CITY BLUES (MAKE ME WANNA HOLLER)”

Today, Devon Gilfillian released his new single, an emotional cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler).”

Download / stream HERE.

The song originally appeared on Gaye’s 1971 album, “What’s Going On,” which Rolling Stone recently named the greatest album of all time. Gilfillian has joined forces with a group of like-minded artists to bring fresh interpretations to the iconic album with his version of “What’s Going On,” set for an October 22 release on Capitol Records.

In continuity with the message established in his top five AAA radio hit “The Good Life,” this project was born from Gilfillian’s mission to bring people together, further the conversation on racial injustice, and raise voter awareness. The album features a host of guest collaborators, including Emmy and GRAMMY-winning artist Jasmine Cephas Jones and GRAMMY nominee Ruby Amanfu. Gilfillian’s version of “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” was Music Choice’s Most Added Adult Alternative Song of the Week. View the official video HERE.

On October 1, Gilfillian and his band played What’s Going On front-to-back, joined by special guests from around the country, including Aaron Lee Tasjan, Breland, Drew Holcomb, Emoni Wilkins, Grace Potter, Jason Eskridge, Jason Isbell, Joy Oladokun, Katie Pruitt, Kyshona Armstrong, Lera Lynn, Local Natives, The Lone Bellow, Marcus King, Nickie Conley and The War and Treaty. Presented in partnership with voting rights non-profit The Equity Alliance, Nugs.net, HeadCount.org, Luck Reunionand Newport Folk Festival, the livestream concert benefited The Equity Alliance.

In this review, Nashville Scene noted, “The record is a perfect fit for Gilfillian’s smooth and soulful voice and it points toward ways to navigate the social and political chaos we’re experiencing today. Gilfillian & Co.’s 90-minute set served as a reminder of how great art can simultaneously address the moment in which it was created and have an impact that lasts long after that time passes.”

An online auction, which launched alongside the event, is underway HERE. The vinyl edition of “What’s Going On” is available for pre-order HERE. One hundred percent of proceeds from the auction and the sale of the vinyl edition will go to The Equity Alliance.

Gilfillian’s debut album, Black Hole Rainbow, was released by Capitol Records earlier this year. The New York Times praised it as a “formidable debut album,” and The Tennessean declared it “one of the best albums released this year, period.” Black Hole Rainbow also won a spot on Iowa Public Radio’s list of “The Best New Albums (So Far) Of 2020.

He performed the national anthem at NASCAR 2020 on the day they banned the Confederate flag. He recently launched The Good Life Fund, which supports organizations that are doing good in the world. Gilfillian has played numerous festivals, including Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz. He has supported such artists as Mavis Staples, Grace Potter, Local Natives, Lauren Daigle, KALEO, Michael McDonald, Chaka Kahn, Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Brothers Osborne and Michael Franti & Spearhead.

JUTES – NEW SINGLE “BACKSEAT (KISS ME)”

Los Angeles alt/pop/rap chameleon Jutes releases his new single “Backseat (Kiss Me),” which breathes new life into the iconic 90s Sixpence None The Richer smash “Kiss Me.” This is the latest offering from his upcoming sophomore EP, A Really Bad Dream, out October 22. Check out the full track listing below.

LISTEN HERE

PRE-SAVE HERE

“‘Kiss Me’ has always been one of my favorite songs. During quarantine, I was learning how to play guitar and my homie Miles taught me to play it over FaceTime,” Jutes said. “Once I got it, me and my dude Jonny from back home started sending each other videos of us singing ‘Kiss Me,’ but we’d change the words to say dumb shit. Then it dawned on me, I should make a little flip of it for fun. I really never thought clearing it was a realistic option but here we are. Got the stamp of approval from the original band to remake a classic. Pretty rad!”

Authenticity is at the core of Jutes, who has always followed his heart. His intuitive approach and resolute determination are exactly what lifted the singer and songwriter up from a small town in Ontario, Canada. Young Jutes grew up an only child on a 300-acre farm, soaking up the sounds of Red Hot Chili Peppers, OutKast, and Ludacris, and trying his hand at basketball, then film school, then finally, lucky for us, music. 

Now settled in L.A. and having amassed over 20 million global streams from his debut EP and early singles, Jutes is continuing to refine his sound, an emotionally intense fusion of hip-hop, alternative rock, and pop. In the process, heߣs earned love from outlets like Alt Press, Apple Music’s Beats1, and Flaunt Magazine, and a number of high-profile spots on Spotify’s prestigious New Music Friday playlist. 

A Really Bad Dream Track Listing:

  1. Bad Dream
  2. Movie
  3. Backseat (Kiss Me)
  4. Say It First
  5. Rain Rain Go Away
  6. Jetblack Mascara
  7. When You’re Around

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New Visual for Joseph Black – (i hope you) miss me

With the success of his first visual for “(i hope you) miss me” which garnered over 1.7 million views & 4 million videos on TikTok, 22 year-old rapper-singer-songwriter, Joseph Black returns with a deeply personal deluxe visual, shot & directed by Daniel Weiser. Dramatically different from the original, in the deluxe version, Joseph abandons his signature rebellious style and delivers a stripped-down vulnerable performance. “(i hope you) miss me” currently holds over 61 million global streams & charted in the top 5 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart.

In late September, Joseph released his follow-up single “Homesick” featuring Luh Kel via Untold Stories/Electric Feel/Capitol Records. With its potent rhythm and haunting piano work, “Homesick” brings Black’s melodic flow to a high-impact track detailing his experience in heartbreak and betrayal.

Currently, Joseph is working on his debut project and has released special limited edition merch to coincide with the deluxe visual for “(i hope you) miss me” available now on Joseph’s official site.

ABOUT JOSEPH BLACK

Joseph Black is a 22-year-old self-made rapper, singer and producer from Duluth, Minnesota on a mission to make it. He has a DIY hustle and cracked the mainstream with “(i hope you) miss me,” a painfully honest breakup anthem. His creation process is self-taught starting from age 15 and is inspired from a mix of Eminem, Lil Wayne, and country music. Black had a chaotic upbringing growing up on welfare and he often got into fights in school before dropping out at age 18. He had a stunt turning to the lawless drug ridden streets while pursuing music. His sound is pandora’s box as he might drop a melodic banger or a street anthem or even a turnt-up-party-jam. He’s on the verge of a breakout and hopes that his music helps others find solace since that’s what music does for him.

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Halsey x 929

Today, Halsey unveiled the official video for “929,” a track from her 2020 Platinum-certified album, Manic. Born at 9:29 AM on September 29, Halsey takes a look back on her life thus far in the new video, which features home movie footage. View “929,” which was helmed by her tour videographer and music video director Peter Donaghy, HERE.

Manic, available HERE, now includes additional exclusive tracks “i’m not mad” and “wipe your tears,” plus an assortment of stripped, acoustic and remix versions of songs from the original 16-track album and “Be Kind,” her collaboration with Marshmello, which has amassed nearly 600 million combined global streams. See below for track listing.

Halsey has been named as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020. Read the tribute that BTS penned to her HERE. She performed during the first-ever TIME 100 primetime television event, which aired last week. On November 10, Halsey will publish her first volume of poetry, I Would Leave Me If I Could. Further details are available HERE. Halsey is nominated for a Billboard Music award in the Top Female Artist category. She and Kelsea Ballerini received a CMT Music Awards nod for Performance of the Year for “Graveyard.” Listen for Halsey’s feature on “Forget Me Too,” which appears on Machine Gun Kelly’s new album, Ticket to My Downfall.

In her career to date, Halsey has surpassed 50 million RIAA-certified units across albums, singles and features. Manic was the first album of 2020 to be certified Platinum in the U.S. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart and has been certified Platinum in numerous other countries also. Manic has racked up 10 billion combined global streams and sold nearly five million adjusted albums thus far. It contains the 7x Platinum “Without Me” – the most-played song of 2019 at U.S. radio and the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit by a female artist of this century – and the Platinum hits “Graveyard” and “You Should Be Sad.” In August, she celebrated the fifth anniversary of her debut album by releasing her first-ever live album, BADLANDS (Live from Webster Hall).

She continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Halsey continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community. GLAAD honored her in 2018 as “Outstanding Music Artist.” In 2019, she won an AMA, the Hal David Starlight Award, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a VMA and two Teen Choice Awards.

Track Listing – MANIC

Vol 1
Ashley
clementine
Graveyard
You should be sad
Forever … (is a long time)
Dominic’s Interlude
I HATE EVERBODY
3am
Without Me
Finally // beautiful stranger
Alanis’ Interlude
killing boys
SUGA’s Interlude
More
Still Learning
929

Vol 2
wipe your tears
i’m not mad
Be Kind (Marshmello & Halsey)
Without Me (feat. Juice WRLD)
Without Me (ILLENIUM Remix)
Graveyard (Acoustic)
You Should Be Sad (Acoustic)
Alanis’ Interlude (Stripped)
Without Me (Stripped)
Graveyard (Stripped)
3am (Stripped)

Image courtesy of Aidan Cullen

FLETCHER and Trevor Daniel featured by 360 Magazine

FLETCHER’s Bitter New Single

Today, the American singer and songwriter FLETCHER brings the music world her new single “Bitter”; the song is a collaboration with Billboard charting artist Trevor Daniel and was produced by DJ and producer Kito. Released through Capitol Records, the single is a standout track from FLETCHER’s acclaimed new EP, THE S(EX) TAPES. The album was leaked only two weeks ago and hit number one on iTunes across every genre. 

The new single already has 30 million global streams to date and focuses on FLETCHER’s sharp, intricate lyrics and mesmerizing vocals. The song’s addition of Trevor Daniel amplifies the track’s raw emotions. Daniel, an artist originally from Houston, is known for his multi-platinum hit Falling and recent single “Past Life” with Selena Gomez. 

This single is a breakthrough for FLETCHER because this single marks the first time she’s ever decided to collaborate with a male artist. This decision coincides with her belief in using her creative output as a way to explore herself, her sexuality and the world around her.

“Trevor and I slid into each other’s DMs about being fans of one another. He’s such a visionary artist and I jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with him.” FLETCHER commented in a press release. “Trevor was able to bring a whole new perspective to the song and I guess we’re both still Bitter about our exes.”

FLETCHER has always created a diverse and inclusive space for creation and she channeled this with the creation of her music video for “Bitter.” The video was written, produced, and directed by female director Brooke James. A crew of women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community helped edit the video. 

In the cinematic creation of “Bitter,” FLETCHER is shown in a control room replaying surveillance camera footage of strangers in a hotel who are unaware of the cameras. Daniel co-stars in the video and model and artist Mads Paige is also featured. Each of the three characters in the “Bitter” video are seen having individual journeys of exploration, identity, loss and healing while all of their stories overlap. The video is loosely inspired by the erotic thriller Sliver; however, FLETCHER switches the original gender roles of the film. This change adds a new dimension of sexual representation, rawness and attraction to the song’s narrative of emotional recovery and sexual exploration. 

“Throughout the video, I wanted to explore the themes of masculine and feminine energy in terms of self-discovery. It is about the fear of knowing you need to go out and explore the world and your relationship with yourself, but being afraid that your person will find somebody new in the process,” explained FLETCHER. “I’ve never understood the saying if you love something, let it go until now. That’s life though. It’s petty, it’s Bitter it’s true and sometimes the truth has to hurt.” 

THE S(EX) TAPES EP is An unfiltered look into FLETCHER’s world and shows her personal expression. The collection of magnetic and moody pop songs are all about feeling like you’ve found your forever person but without discovering yourself first. She plays on the feeling of needing to find out more about yourself before giving your all to somebody else.

Since its debut in September, FLETCHER’s EP has already earned critical acclaim from a variety of outlets. like Nylon Magazine praised THE S(EX) TAPES as “perfectly messy pop” and Spin noted, “there aren’t any rules when it comes to FLETCHER’s music.” THE S(EX) TAPES is “bawdy and brilliant, a welcome injection of chaos and funk into the pop landscape,” according to Paper Magazine. The EP was executive-produced by Malay who has also worked with icons such as Lorde and Frank Ocean and was co-written by FLETCHER and her girl gang of songwriters including Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren, Mozella, Jennifer Decilveo, Ilsey Juber, and more.

Listen to FLETCHER’s new single here and watch the provocative music video on Youtube. Look out for updates and new music releases on her website. You can also keep up with FLETCHER on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Joseph Black × Luh Kel – Homesick

Today, the rapper/singer/songwriters Joseph Black and Luh Kel share their new emotionally charged single “Homesick.” Released via Untold Stories/Electric Feel/Capitol Records, “Homesick” reveals Blackߣs incredible gift for merging heart-on-sleeve storytelling with hard-hitting beats. Listen HERE and watch the lyric video HERE.

With its potent rhythm and haunting piano work, “Homesick” brings Black’s melodic flow to a high-impact track detailing his experience in heartbreak and betrayal. The song’s moody intensity is perfectly amplified by a soul-stirring verse from Luh Kel, a St. Louis-born rapper/singer/songwriter known for his gold-certified 2019 single “Wrong.”

“My life took a change for the better which caused me to move away. Now I am homesick for a person, and that’s what I expressed when I made this,” says Joseph Black “It doesn’t matter where I am in the world, you are my home and without you I am homesick.”

Bittersweet but undeniably catchy, “Homesick” spotlights the raw emotion Black has previously brought to tracks like his recent single “see you later” and his hit record “(i hope you) miss me.” A breakup anthem released on Valentine’s Day, the latter became a major phenomenon on TikTok thanks to a trend ironically started by the very ex for whom Black wrote the song on. Now at over 60million global streams, “(i hope you) miss me” also landed in the top 5 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart and garnered over a 3 million TikTok creates.

ABOUT JOSEPH BLACK

A 22-year-old self-made rapper, singer, and producer, Joseph Black is on a mission to make it. Thanks to his DIY hustle and tremendous talent, he first cracked the mainstream with “(i hope you) miss me,” a painfully honest breakup anthem released in early 2019. Hailing from Duluth, Minnesota, Black had a chaotic upbringing that included growing up poor and frequently getting into fights at school before eventually dropping out. At age 15 the self-taught musician began exploring his creative side, inspired by an eclectic mix of artists ranging from Eminem and Lil Wayne to a number of country singer/songwriters. For several years he turned to the lawless, drug-ridden streets of his city, but never stopped pursuing his passion for music. With a sound that’s a virtual Pandora’s box just as likely to deliver a melodic banger, street anthem, or turnt-up-party-jam. Black is on the verge of a breakout and hopes his music offers others the same solace it’s always given him.

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