Known for his melodic sound and hypnotizing harmonies, Georgia-raised singer/songwriter Elhae channels his love for women, cars, and the always present pursuit of prosperity on his latest single “My City” featuring Masego. The C-Gutta produced record showcases both Elhae & Masego in rare form as they take turns showcasing their signature sounds, reminding listeners and critics alike that not only are they hometown heroes, but that they’re also next in line to rule the R&B throne. Listen HERE.
“I called Masego on FaceTime one day asking if he wanted to be a part of this next project. We’ve always talked about working but never got a chance to really make it happen due to scheduling and what not.” Elhae says. “Fortunately, and unfortunately due to COVID, time was all we had. Masego had the beat and the hook done already so it was up to me to provide the rest. I reached out to my good friend Ari to help as well and it was done. I’m really happy with how this song came out and I hope people enjoy it.”
“My City (feat. Masego)” comes on the heels of Elhae’s critically acclaimed “Separated” and the Rick Ross assisted record “Fun Fact.” Praised by XXL as being “the next R&B sensation that’s about to make a huge wave in the industry,” Elhae is currently in the studio putting the final touches on his highly anticipated Motown debut which is slated to be released later this year.
North Dakota-born and Georgia-raised singer, artist, and visionary Elhae approaches R&B like a film director would, choosing every element carefully, ensuring an intricate level of cohesion, and building his own world. Since catching fire in 2015 on the independent Aura EP, he worked towards eventually architecting such a world. The follow-up All Have Fallen yielded fan favorites such as “Doesn’t Matter” [feat Kehlani] and “Needs,” which clocked 19 million-plus Spotify streams. In between, he garnered glowing praise from the likes of The Fader, Billboard, Vibe, The Source, and more as Sprite named him among its P.O.U.R. (Purveyors of Urban Reality) program. The 2017 sequel to Aura, theAura II EP, boasted “Drama,” “Something,” and the popular “Bang Your Line” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]. The latter ignited 24 million Spotify streams and counting. Meanwhile, he lent his voice to high-profile collaborations with Lecrae, Eric Bellinger, and many others in addition to supporting blackbear on tour.
2018 saw him grace the stage of Coachella for the first time in front of 40,000 fans as he diligently worked on new tunes in Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta. Inspired by childhood favorite albums such as Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet, and Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, he developed an airtight vision with a detailed plotline for his next release. In 2019, the vision unfolds over the course of his twelve-track conceptual project, Trouble In Paradise [Atlantic Records], introduced by the intoxicating first single “Hennessy.” His sound is about to blow up on the biggest canvas possible now.
Masego is a self-taught singer, rapper, songwriter, comedian, producer, DJ, and more, all skills that he fuses into his self-described genre “TrapHouseJazz.” He has toured around the world and has performed with Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, J. Cole, Ari Lennox, and more. His debut album, Lady Lady, landed on several Billboard charts, including No. 4 on Top New Artist Albums Consumption, No. 13 on R&B Album Sales, No. 22 on Heatseekers Albums, No. 40 on R&B/ Hip Hop Album Sales charts. The 13-song collection featured collaborations with SiR, FKJ, Tiffany Gouche, Kehlani, and De’Wayne Jackson. Born in Jamaica, he took on the stage name Masego meaning “Blessing” and “Prosperity” in the Tswana language that also comes from his South African heritage.
SEASON 2, VOLUME 1 (CHAPTERS 9-12) DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE TODAY
MUSIC FROM THE EMMY®-WINNING DISNEY+ ORIGINAL SERIESFEATURES SCORE AND MUSIC BY OSCAR®, GRAMMY® AND EMMY® AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER LUDWIG GÖRANSSON
THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2, VOLUME 2 (CHAPTERS 13-16) AVAILABLE ON DECEMBER 18
Walt Disney Records releases the digital soundtrack from Season 2 of “The Mandalorian,” Lucasfilm’s multiple Emmy®-winning live-action series, streaming exclusively on Disney+. The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 1 (Chapters 9-12) digital album features score by Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® winning composer Ludwig Göransson (Tenet, Black Panther) and is available HERE. The release will be followed by The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 2 (Chapters 13-16) digital album available on December 18.
Earlier this year, Göransson won his first Emmy for “The Mandalorian” “Chapter 8: Redemption” in the Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) category. For the first season of “The Mandalorian,” Göransson released eight full-length albums, one album per episode, with recurring themes throughout the season. This season, he will release the soundtrack in two volumes containing new musical themes, sounds and ideas.
The score and character themes feature instruments played by Göransson including the bass recorder, woodwinds, drums, guitars, piano and percussion. The organic elements from those instruments are then infused with tech sounds and a cinematic orchestra.
About Ludwig Göransson
In a career spanning only 12 years, Ludwig Göransson has amassed an impressive resume in both the recording and motion picture industries, earning an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, multiple Grammy Awards and countless other nominations. After working as an assistant to composer Theodore Shapiro, Göransson got his first big break writing music for the NBC television series, Community. This led to a friendship and collaboration with Donald Glover, who performs under the stage name Childish Gambino, on several studio albums including Because the Internet and Awaken, My Love. Göransson has been nominated for six Grammys with Childish Gambino, and won two in 2019 for the Billboard Hot 100 Number One hit song “This Is America,” which became a cultural phenomenon and garnered world-wide acclaim.
While pursuing his masters degree in film scoring at USC, Göransson met his other longtime collaborator, director Ryan Coogler, when he scored his short film, Locks. Over the next nine years, Göransson would score all three of Coogler’s feature films. Much like iconic filmmaking duos Hitchcock and Herrmann or Spielberg and Williams, Coogler’s diverse filmography has allowed Göransson to show his range as a composer, writing understated melodies for Fruitvale Station, hyping up audiences for Creed, and infusing African percussion into his themes for Black Panther.
Göransson has accumulated success in a variety of other films including the box office smash Venom andPixar’s Inner Workings. In 2019, Göransson earned multiple awards and nominations for his score for Black Panther including a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack, and an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He won two Grammy Awards for his song “This is America”, which he co-wrote and co-produced with frequent collaborator Childish Gambino.
Most recently, Göransson completed the score for Season 2 of The Mandalorian, LucasFilm’s first Star Wars live-action series helmed by director Jon Favreau, streaming exclusively on Disney+. In September 2020, he won his first Emmy Award for his work on the series. Göransson also composed the music for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which premiered late summer 2020. In addition, he co-wrote and co-produced the songs for DreamWorks’ Trolls World Tour with Justin Timberlake, which exceeded expectations with its history-making digital release in April 2020, racking up nearly $100 million in sales in just three weeks.
About “The Mandalorian” Season 2
The new season finds the Mandalorian and the Child continuing their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies, as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. “The Mandalorian” stars Pedro Pascal, with guest stars Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito. Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez. Showrunner Jon Favreau serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serving as co-executive producers. The writers for this season are Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Rick Famuyiwa. About Disney Music Group/Walt Disney Records:Disney Music Group is home to Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records, Disney Music Publishing, Buena Vista Records, and Disney Concerts. In addition to the labels’ genre-spanning rosters and its rich catalog of classic and enduring music, DMG also releases film and television soundtracks such as the chart-topping “Frozen 2” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the Emmy® winning “The Mandalorian,” Oscar-winning “Coco” and “Moana” soundtracks, and the Oscar and Grammy-winning “Frozen” soundtrack. Upcoming titles include “The Mandalorian” Season 2 and Disney and Pixar’s “Soul.” To stream classic Disney hits, please visit: http://disneymusic.co/DisneyHits
Texas-based duo Surfaces have announced an extended version of their collaborative single “Learn To Fly” with legendary multi-GRAMMY Award winning Elton John, along with an accompanying extended music video, both out now. The extended video was directed by Ivan Dixon (Childish Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer”) and produced by Sean Zwan from Studio Showoff. Released on June 12 via 10K Projects, the original version of “Learn To Fly” has since accumulated over 13.5 million global combined streams. Earlier this month, Surfaces’ smash hit “Sunday Best” was certified Platinum by the RIAA, with over 1.2 billion global combined streams. Having spent over 19 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Sunday Best” was cited by Billboard as a “lead contender in the race for the song of the summer”.
Surfaces on why they decided to release an extended version of the song: “We weren’t really sure how everything would pan out when we started working with Elton over Zoom. It can be difficult to catch a creative wave over a screen rather than in person…but on the first day
Elton had the idea to transition the song into a different mood, a more climactic-anthemic one. We loved it. We didn’t know how to necessarily put everything into the one track, but we knew we had caught the spirit of Elton. After producing it out we realized making an extended version was probably our best bet of having everything feel cohesive…also leaving a little surprise for those of you who liked it initially!”
“Having heard ‘Sunday Best’ for the first time in Australia and liking it so much, I was surprised when the guys reached out to me to sing and play a little piano on ‘Learn To Fly,’” says Elton John. “I loved the song and the production on the track they sent me. We recorded via Zoom in LA, and it was so much fun working on a non-Elton record. These guys are terrific, and we had a blast collaborating.”
Surfaces released their third studio album Horizons, Peaking at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, the success of “Sunday Best” skyrocketed the duo to the #1 spot on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart in May. In addition, “Sunday Best” is currently being used as part of the Beats by Dre campaign featuring LeBron James, Serena Williams and more.
Leading Afrobeats star TIWA SAVAGE shares a stunning companion video to “Dangerous Love” – the first single from her anticipated fourth studio album “CELIA”. Shot in Lagos, Nigeria during the global lockdown, the visuals are produced by JM Films and sees Tiwa make her directorial debut collaborating and co-directing alongside Ibra Ake (Childish Gambino, Beyonce). Taking inspiration from the song, the video sees Tiwa seeking advice from one of her girlfriends (played by supermodel Adesuwa Aighewi), whilst preparing for a visit from her boyfriend.
“Dangerous Love is such a vibe! It’s a song that is basically about a girl who is dipping in and out of a ‘situationship’ with a guy that really doesn’t deserve her time or attention. She knows that he is bad for her but she gambling with her heart anyway.” Says Tiwa Savage. “I feel like every girl and maybe guys too can relate to this one.”
Today, Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning recording artist, actor and producer Donald Glover presents 3.15.20, his first full-length release under Wolf+Rothstein/RCA Records. The album is available in two forms on all digital streaming platforms – a continuous play version under “Donald Glover Presents,” and a standard track-by-track version under “Childish Gambino.”Click here to listen.
To promote a communal vibe, fans across the globe can experience the album simultaneously at DonaldGloverPresents.com for a limited time.
3.15.20 contains 12 tracks with appearances by Ariana Grande, 21 Savage and Khadja Bonet. See full track list below.
Stimulating music, giant art installations, over-the-top outfits, gourmet food, and more. These are all the things that make up the Coachella Music Festival. Coachella has a reputation for hosting a vast number of influencers and celebs, as well as music lovers that come from all over to enjoy the magic the festival has to offer. Here are our top 5 performances of 2019’s Coachella Weekend 2:
At number 1, we have Billie Eilish. At just 17 years old, Eilish has risen to the top of the charts, winning the hearts of the young and old. She moved the crowd with her eerie electronic beats and dark visuals. Her set opened with the popular song “Bad Guy”, which had fans screaming every lyric while jumping to the beat. Billie encouraged everyone to be in the moment while she performed and then took a moment to admire her adoring fans.
Next, was Tame Impala’s hypnotizing set. The stage was packed with fans waiting to hear the melodic charm and relaxing music Tame Impala had to offer. The visuals on the screen were psychedelic and took a trip through Tame Impala’s consciousness. As the crowd was vibing and swaying to every song, surprise guest A$AP Rocky jumped on stage to perform his song “LSD” and “Sundress”. The set did not end until their most famous song “The Less I Know the Better” re-energized the crowd.
From his now-trademarked dance moves to his incredible vocals, Childish Gambino’s headlining spot was clearly deserved. Gambino moved through the crowd, and even took a selfie with one lucky fan. He encouraged fans to get off of their phones and enjoy the experience, but didn’t make seem to make an effect on the crowd of cellphones recording his every move. Although Gambino didn’t bring out any surprise guests, Chance the Rapper made a quick cameo on stage.
Coachella should be renamed Arichella after Ariana hit the stage Sunday. The crowd for Grande stretched throughout the whole polo field. Some fans were waiting the entire day for the Queen of Pop to arrive. Although Grande returned to weekend 2 with significantly fewer surprise guests, she brought out a guest that would top all of the weekend 1 surprises. After a two-year break from performing on stage, Justin Bieber surprised fans with hit song “Sorry”. The energy of the festival completely changed. The crowd was dancing and singing, a few with tears in their eyes.
Lastly, Kanye brought his infamous Sunday Service to Coachella for Easter. The festival set up a completely new stage on the campgrounds, including a man-made mountain for his 9 am service. Fans showed up to the hillside as early as 6 am in the hopes of seeing Kanye. A powerful choir uplifted the festival goers as Kanye stood on a pedestal for all to see. Also spotted were the Kardashians and Jenners dancing along to his service. Special guests such as Kid Cudi, Chance the Rapper and Teyana Taylor all took part in the glorious moment.
Some might say that Weekend 1 was far better than Weekend 2, but what I say back is, did you see Justin Bieber and Kanye West? All in all, Coachella is a magical experience no matter what weekend you attend.
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Coachella returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA for two weekends set forApril 12th 14th andApril 19th21st.Childish Gambino,Tame ImpalaandAriana Grande will headline both weekends. (Full lineup as of January 2nd below).
Passes for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival go on saleFriday, January 4 at 11 AM PTatcoachella.com, while supplies last. All taxes, shipping and fees are included in listed pass prices.
TalentFeatured: Chance The Rapper, Waka Flocka, G-Eazy, T-Pain, YBN Nahmir and Leon Bridges
Airdate: Wednesday, August 1st at 11 p.m. ET / PT
TUNE-IN: Grammy Award-winning rapper and record producer Chance The Rapper tells all about his new music featuring Kanye and Childish Gambino; soul singer Leon Bridges shares his secret dance moves; Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter T-Pain chows down on the wings of death; rapper G-Eazy talks his all new summer tour and Waka Flocka shares seven guilty pleasures and more on an all-new Complex x Fuse, this Wednesday, August 1st at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse.
Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter T-Pain shares his theories about how to survive wings of death on First We Feast’s“Hot Ones.” Meanwhile, Waka Flocka highlights his guilty pleasures on “Seven Questions,” and G-Eazy talks his summer tour on Complex News.
T-Pain tells “Hot Ones” host Sean Evans about giving pop singer Jesse McCartney 15,000-20,000 to spend at the strip club:Preview Link:
Grammy Award-winning rapper and record producer Chance The Rapper reveals info on new music on “Open Late.” Later, rising trap rapper YBN Nahmir drops stacks on new sneakers on “Sneaker Shopping,”and soul singer Leon Bridges shares his secret life as a dancer.
ABOUT: Complex x Fuse features exclusive first-looks of athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions, and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks. The weekly Complex-branded block features first-run segments from Complex’s core slate of more than 20 digital shows including signature series like First We Feast’s Hot Ones, Sneaker Shopping and Everyday Struggle.
The third day of the BMI Stage at Lollapalooza gets underway with GRAMMY Award-winner Grace Weber, a go-to collaborator of Chance the Rapper and Kanye West. Soul standout DAVIE, who has been praised for embodying the passion and vitality of the genre, hits the stage next, followed by the female fronted rock’n’roll duo BONES (UK) and the infectious beats of fast rising electronic producer Melvv. Introspective alt-pop singer/songwriter morgxn promises to bring his trademark lyrical authenticity to the stage before Australian songstress Vera Blue closes out the day with her blend of folk/pop and moody electronica.
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“A talented artist who knows how to move you and your body with soulful grooves and real AF lyrics.” – Okayplayer
GRAMMY Award-winner Grace Weber is a star on the rise. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Weber collaborated with Chance the Rapper and Kanye West, co-writing and singing on “All We Got,” the opening track of Chance’s GRAMMY-winning Coloring Book. Her singles, “More Than Friends” and “Elated,” shot to the top of Spotify’s charts, and her performance at SXSW was compared to a “religious experience” byNylon. Beyond her flourishing success, Weber is the cofounder of The Music Lab, Inc, a non-profit organization that provides free music education, career preparation and performance programs to high-school students in her hometown of Milwaukee.
“There are many types of musicians; some look good, some move good, some are great songwriters, some are great singers. DAVIE is all of these. He has a sound that fits next to the biggest names in contemporary R&B and that can hang comfortably with the giants of the genre’s past, all the way back to his hero, James Brown.” – Ticketmaster Insider
Inspired by the passion of vintage soul and the emotional uplift of gospel, New Jersey native DAVIE cut his musical teeth singing in churches in a traveling gospel band. His vocal prowess led him to Los Angeles, where he found work singing back-up for artists like Chris Brown, Cee-Lo Green and Childish Gambino. But it wasn’t until he went back to the churches of his youth that he found the key to unlock his own path. His debut EP, Black Gospel Vol.1, is filled with both Davie’s fiery spiritual passion and the celebratory energy of contemporary R&B, making the euphoria his songs can generate palpable.
“This is Trent Reznor-level cool. BONES is doing the whole damn thing, middle fingers to the sky and in full control of their work. Rock on.” —NYLON
To hear them explain it, British duo BONES (UK) is “leading the charge of taking rock’n’roll firmly into the 31st century.” Comprised of vocalist Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Van Den Berg, the band has already racked up some serious cred to back up their claim. After hearing an early gig by the duo in London’s Camden Town, rock legend Jeff Beck asked Bones and Van Den Berg to collaborate—as both co-writers and players—on his 2016 album Loud Hailer. After gaining a massive following off of singles “Beautiful is Boring” and “Girls Can’t Play Guitar,” it’s easy to see why they have caught the attention and toured with the likes of: Highly Suspect, Band of Skulls, KOOKS, PVRIS, Skunk Anansie and Miyavi.
“[Melvv] has been thrilling listeners with his jazzed-up dance music for years now…continuing to cement his status as a dynamic provocateur.” – Dancing Astronaut
Melvv is the artist project of Milwaukee, WI producer/DJ Jeffrey Melvin. He started producing music at age 12 after being inspired by a video of Daft Punk’s 2007 Paris concert. Melvv is currently signed to Atlantic Records and has a new EP releasing in the fall, which he will be performing at his Lolla Set.
“Morgxn captivated fans with his infectious pop musicality that’s expertly infused with deeply personal, complex yet relatable lyrics. It’s in this honesty, vulnerability, and authenticity that morgxn’s music resonates and connects with his legion of fans.” -Ones to Watch
morgxn, at age 8, became the youngest member of the Nashville Symphony Choir, and at age 9 penned his fist song “I’ll Always Be There for You.” morgxn decamped from Nashville to Los Angeles, in order to find “space to think, breathe, and be with myself.” While at a party he was asked if he wanted to meet Stevie Nicks, who sagely told the young songwriter, “You have to keep moving. This world will walk all over you if you don’t just keep going.” This advice changed morgxn’s life and his career. His debut album inspired by loss, Vital, is filled with cascading synth-scapes and cool beats, celebrating the emotional complexities of the human condition. His breakout single, “Home,” has earned nearly 7 million Spotify streams, and even inspired a partnership with The Covenant House, a charity for young runaways.
“There are many things we can be grateful to Australia for…but topping the list must be new alt-pop queen Vera Blue, who is undoubtably on the path to world domination.” – Paper Magazine
Vera Blue is an Australian singer/songwriter who started off playing acoustic folk music before adding lush, sultry electronic elements to broaden her sound. The results are sometimes gentle, sometimes ferocious and always show-stopping, with her commanding vocals front and center. After some crucial collabs with artists like Illy and Slumberjack, she released her EP Fingertips in 2016, followed by her debut album Perennial the following year. Response to both her recorded work and live shows have been rapturous.
Launched by founder Perry Farrell in 1991 as a touring festival, Lollapalooza remains an innovator in festival culture 27 years later. Lollapalooza was the first festival to bring together artists from a wide range of musical genres on one bill, it was also the first to travel, the first to expand to multiple days, the first to introduce a second stage, the first to blend art and activism, the first to offset its carbon emissions, the first to put electronic dance music artists on the main stage, the first to create family friendly programming, the first to make its home in an urban city center and the first to expand internationally.
Lollapalooza has grown into an annual world-class festival in Chicago (2005), as well as culturally rich countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and France. Lollapalooza is one of the premier destinations both for music fans in the United States and abroad. The festival expanded to four days in 2016 in celebration of 25 years and continues to bring fans four full days of music and over 180 bands on 8 stages. In 2017 Lollapalooza brought in over 245 million dollars in local economic impact and has brought in over 1.2 billion dollars in total locally, since 2010.
Lollapalooza is produced by Perry Farrell, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, and C3 Presents.
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