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Alesso x Charlotte Lawrence – The End

Today, Grammy Award-nominated artist Alesso & dark-pop artist/songwriter Charlotte Lawrence share their new single THE END via 10:22pm/Astralwerks. The euphoric yet emotionally raw track was co-written by Alesso, Lawrence, Ali Tamposi and Andrew Watt. THE END matches Alesso’s magnetic and masterful production with a poignant vocal performance from Lawrence. Listen HERE, and watch the performance video HERE.

Equally parts heavy-hearted and effervescent, THE END centers on Alesso’s immaculate sound design, revealing his undeniable pop sensibilities and gift for crafting addictive beats. The song’s bright textures build a brilliant tension with its narrative a detailed story of a toxic romance, beautifully captured in Lawrenceߣs dreamy vocals and gut-punching lyrics (e.g., “Never held my hand so you donߣt have to let it go”).

THE END follows Alesso’s powerfully uplifting single Midnight (feat. Liam Payne), an April release accompanied by a performance video from the duo. In addition to earning praise from Rolling Stone, E!, and People, the track was lauded by the likes of MTV (who called it “the kind of mid-tempo, easy jam that lends itself nicely to big vistas”) and Billboard (who hailed it as “a soaring anthem built on Alesso’s grand-scale production”).

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DeathbyRomy Drops Video for “Kiss Me Goodbye”

Adding a dynamic darkness to alt-pop, buzzing Los Angeles singer and songwriter DeathbyRomy releases her brand new single “Kiss Me Goodbye” today.

Speaking of the single, DeathbyRomy said “’Kiss Me Goodbye’ was inspired by a few of my close friends’ stories about their experiences with being the ‘other girl’—a place I’m sure many of us have been in. I chose to try and take the stronger, self-assured take at telling this story by reclaiming a sense of strength and power in saying goodbye. Rather than a ‘poor me’ situation, I thought it should be a triumphant anthem for not being willing to be second best.”

On the track, glitchy beats and cinematic strings underscore confessions that feel ripped right out of a handwritten diary as she admits, “And I don’t believe you, but I wanted to.” Blurring the lines between gothic overtones, hip-hop production, and rock attitude, it culminates on the soaring send-off, “Tonight when you leave me to kiss her, will you promise to kiss me goodbye?”

Meanwhile, she filmed the haunting and hypnotic music video during quarantine. The clip begins akin to an old horror flick with ornate lettering and title cards. Its grainy footage switches like a blade between cracked mirrors, spray-paint, and vignettes of DeathbyRomy with wax tears on her face canvasing a lost Los Angeles landscape.

“Kiss Me Goodbye” arrives on the heels of her 2019 EP Love u – to Death. The EP’s single, “Problems,” tallied over 38 million global streams and incited unanimous tastemaker applause. Alt Press claimed DeathbyRomy is “well on her way to alt-pop domination,” while tmrw Magazine wrote, “there is no doubt she is made for big things.” LADYGUNN described her as “one of a kind,” saying that “when it comes to musical and style aesthetics there is no one in the game quite like her.”

Watch the music video HERE.

ABOUT DEATHBYROMY:

Singer, songwriter, and dark-pop provocateur DeathbyRomy pays attention to every last detail. She pours both pain and euphoria into her catchy but heavy music, pitting electronic melodies and propulsive beats against hypnotic vocals and deeply personal lyrics. Now 20 years old, the Los Angeles-born Romy Flores wrote her first song at age 5 and began releasing her music at 15, mining inspiration from the iconoclastic artists she was raised on (The Beatles, Björk, Kanye West, to name a few). With her 2018 debut album Monsters, she soon drew an ardent following and found countless fans turning up to her shows adorned in her signature eye makeup. Her Capitol Records debut, 2019’s Love u — to Death EP, was short but sickly sweet, emphasizing her unique interweaving of rap boldness, electronic innovation, and raw rock ‘n’ roll passion. As Romy’s sound has taken shape, so has her DeathbyRomy persona: the Harajuku punk fashion, the corpsepaint-like makeup, and her hard-earned, utterly badass confidence. The lush new single “Kiss Me Goodbye” finds Romy cleverly bidding farewell to an unfaithful lover over future-forward production, refusing to be second-best to a pesky ex while dramatic drops punctuate her decision to choose herself. Stay tuned for more new music coming soon.

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Jaira Burns Releases Visual For “High Rollin”

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Upscale Music Group/Interscope Records newcomer Jaira Burns releases a visual for her latest track “High Rollin.” The video, directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen, is a compilation of slice-of-life visuals that follow Jaira and her friends as they kick back and smoke up. The singer-songwriter has created a genre of her own that she describes as “dark pop, gypsy urban.” She has cultivated sounds that are magically reminiscent of her upbringing, blending rural atmospheres with urban textures and tones. Her breakout single “Ugly” was handpicked by Olivier Rousteing as the musical backdrop for the Beats/Balmain ad campaign which featured Kylie Jenner.

“High Rollin” is now available at all digital retailers. Jaira will be supporting Australian-born musician Wafia on tour which kicks off January 22, 2018. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at www.jairaburns.com.

Jaira Burns “High Rollin” eSingle

Retail: http://smarturl.it/HighRollin

Date   City                           Venue

1/22    Vancouver, BC          Cobalt

1/23   Portland, OR              Mississippi Studios

1/24   Seattle, WA                Barboza

1/26    San Francisco, CA    Rickshaw Stop @ Live 105 Popscene

1/27    Los Angeles, CA       Masonic Lodge

1/29    Chicago, IL                Schubas Tavern

1/30    Toronto, ON              The Drake

2/1      New York, NY            Rough Trade

2/2      Boston, MA                Great Scott

2/3     Washington, DC         Song Byrd

Jaira Burns

Jaira Burns Releases New Single “High Rollin”

Upscale Music Group/Interscope Records newcomer, Jaira Burns’ new single “High Rollin,” is perfect for your next self-reflecting walk around the block or a kickback with the homies. Produced by The Futuristics (Selena Gomez/Machine Gun Kelly) the track has a hazy laid-back approach. Born and raised in a small, rural town outside of Pittsburgh, Jaira describes her own musical sound as “dark pop, gypsy urban.” Her breakout single “Ugly” was handpicked by Olivier Rousteing as the musical backdrop for the Beats/Balmain ad campaign which features Kylie Jenner.
 
Jaira is gearing up for her first stateside tour in January, where she will be supporting Australian-born musician Wafia. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at www.jairaburns.com

“High Rollin” is now available at all digital retailers, you can take a listen HERE.

Jaira Burns “High Rollin” eSingle

Retail: http://smarturl.it/HighRollin
 

Date | City | Venue

1/22 Vancouver, BC Cobalt

1/23 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios

1/24 Seattle, WA Barboza

1/26 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop @ Live 105 Popscene

1/27 Los Angeles, CA Masonic Lodge

1/29 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern

1/30 Toronto, ON The Drake

2/1 New York, NY Rough Trade

2/2 Boston, MA Great Scott

2/3 Washington, DC Song Byr