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deryk – goodtimes

Auckland-based, UK-born newcomer deryk first arrested us with her affecting voice on her debut single “Call You Out” earlier this summer. She has since shared the moving follow up “One Star,” alongside announcing plans for her debut EP release WOMb out on October 2nd.

The EP focus track, “goodtimes” is a heart-on-sleeve account of a time in deryk’s life that she invites us to share with her. The song, which is at times almost uncomfortably intimate, succinctly showcases her impeccable ability to harness a mature understanding of life’s common experiences. A tale of heartache and lessons learnt, “goodtimes” manages to be both melancholic and uplifting—like only the best multidimensional pop music can.

LISTEN TO “goodtimes” HERE!

“‘goodtimes’ is about not being able to reminisce or enjoy looking back on a time period in your life because it turned out to be a complete waste of time. It’s like Good Times, except the tainted, bitter version. I don’t believe in regret because ‘everything is a learning experience blah blah blah’ but reminiscing and only seeing your oblivious, vulnerable self. Wearing rose tinted glasses can be self-destructive. Accepting defeat and letting ‘the goodtimes go’ is a healthy next step. At least you know better now,” says deryk.

The sound of deryk is unique and captivating, molding distinctive, rhythmic vocal phrasings and visceral lyrics around craftily submerged melodies and ghostly modular tones. Slow music for fast times, space and solace amongst the confusion, a gentle reveal in the age of instant gratification, mordant lines over sumptuous melodies—deryk is something special.

deryk is heavily influenced by British culture in all aspects for her creativity thanks to her mum. Musically, she draws inspiration from powerful female artists like PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, Esperanza Spalding, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and Bjork, as well as her love for Bristol and its culture in the 90’s, deryk has crafted her own sound that feels utterly contemporary while still retaining a hazy, timeless quality. Contributing to that is production and writing spar, Justyn Pilbrow, whose extensive experience with artists like The Neighbourhood, Chelsea Jade and Halsey helped deryk capture her vision.

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Deryk – Debut Single

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, 24-year-old singer and songwriter Deryk reveals her debut single “Call You Out” today—listen HERE and watch the video HERE.

“Call You Out” is a song that surreptitiously rides sparse beats and rolling acoustic guitar to construct a woozy, intriguing scenario that lingers long afte r the song has finished. During the recent lockdown, Deryk created, shot, and directed her debut video on her mobile phone. Shot in her kitchen cupboards with the help of a red lamp and a delightfully distorting glass jar, “Call You Out” is a powerful statement of intent.

On the song, Deryk says, “‘Call You Out’ is about the feeling you get when you’ve missed an opportunity to say something you felt you should have said or could have been said if you’d been quick enough. ‘I fucking wish I’d said that, fuck.’ There’s a shame and frustration that comes with not standing up for yourself or somebody else when you could have but you just froze, lost for words. You end up brewing for a few days, plotting, questioning whether to call them out, and that exact fury is what inspired the song.”

It’s all too rare to discover a new artist who doesn’t acquiesce to the current penchant for in-your-face introductions, but instead chooses to aim squarely at your heart. Deryk is one such exception. While the world moves at a dizzying pace all around her, she manages to summon space and instill stillness in her music, as well as deliver a few surprises along the way.

Born in the UK and now based in Auckland, Deryk is heavily influenced by British culture in all aspects of her creativity thanks to her mom. Musically, she draws inspiration from powerful female artists, like PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, Esperanza Spalding, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and Bjork, as well as her love for Bristol and its culture in the 90’s. Deryk has crafted her own sound that feels utterly contemporary while still retaining a hazy, timeless quality. Contributing to that is her production and writing spar, Justyn Pilbrow, whose extensive experience with artists like The Neighbourhood, Chelsea Jade, and Halsey helped Deryk capture her vision.

The sound of Deryk is unique and captivating, molding distinctive, rhythmic vocal phrasings and visceral lyrics around craftily submerged melodies and ghostly modular tones. Slow music for fast times, space and solace amongst the confusion, a gentle reveal in the age of instant gratification, mordant lines over sumptuous melodies—Deryk is something special.

About Republic Records:

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Karol G) and Hollywood Records (Zendaya). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), Lionsgate (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films during 2017 in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production is the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

Dylan Fuentes x Record Deal

BREAKOUT COLOMBIAN ARTIST DYLAN FUENTES SIGNS TO THE NEON16 INCUBATOR BACKED BY TAINY AND LEX BORRERO

Colombian artist, singer and songwriter Dylan Fuentes is signed onto the NEON16/INTERSCOPE RECORDS talent incubator backed by award-winning producer and artist, Tainy, and President and CEO of NEON16, Lex Borrero.

With help from the innovative minds at NEON16, Dylan will continue to evolve as an artist and usher in a new sound for the Latin music genre with his natural charisma and unique skills as an actor, artist, songwriter and performer.

“The world has a lot of talent, but very few artists. Even less artists that can be creative in both music and film. Dylan is one of those few, I’m a fan and knew we had to sign him from the moment I met him.” comments Borrero on signing Fuentes.

Dylan has already showcased that he can hang with top Urban music talent when he joined Puerto Rican producer and hitmaker Tainy on his upcoming EP “The Kids That Grew Up On Reggaeton: Neon Tapes.” Dylan lent his vocals on EP focus track “Tu Amiga” alongside American reggaeton singer Justin Quiles, Puerto Rican reggaetonero Lennox, and fellow Colombian singer Llane.

In 2019, Dylan released the viral hit “Ajena” featuring Myke Towers, which counts with over 24 million views on Youtube and has accrued over 13,000,000 streams on Spotify.

His hit with Myke Towers, along with his role on the Netflix series “Siempre Bruja,” allowed Dylan to build and establish a strong and loyal fan base. Apart from playing a lead character, Dylan sang on the official show soundtrack. Through his work, he has been able to reach an audience of over 1.1 million Instagram followers, 1.03 million YouTube subscribers and 400,000 Spotify listeners.

As one of the first artists signed under the NEON16 banner, Dylan will be releasing his debut single “Bipolar,” which will be his first song off of his upcoming album. The 23-year-old will be working closely with NEON16 in 2020 to create music that will resonate with audiences globally.

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Saint Bodhi releases Flowerchild

DEF JAM RECORDINGS ARTIST SAINT BODHI RELEASES HER ARRESTING DEBUT SINGLE “FLOWERCHILD” VIA THE FADER TODAY

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE 

LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE 

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“A unique voice and cutting lyricism…dazed, twinkling production….dark and sharp-edged…It’s a forceful and purposeful introduction.”

South Central LA native, SAINT BODHI, releases her arresting debut single “Flowerchild” off of her forthcoming album.  The songstress who has a knack for bending genres told The Fader “Flowerchild is an introduction into my dark and beautiful mind and shows you some of my childhood struggles. It is me in my all gorgeous, beautiful, fucked up glory.”

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push baby Releases “Mamas House”

DEBUT SINGLE AND VIDEO OUT NOW

LISTEN AND WATCH “MAMA’S HOUSE” HERE

We’d like to formally introduce you to push baby…

Re-imagined, re-envisioned, and recharged under this new name, the group’s four musicians—Jake Roche [vocals, guitar], Charley Bagnall [guitar], Danny Wilkin [bass, keys], and Lewi Morgan [drums]—first joined forces for multiplatinum pop phenomenon Rixton. Despite their early success, the band wasn’t satisfied with the image they had presented to the world and decided to stop making music and touring. Following a four-year hiatus, they return as push baby—a completely new band that honestly represents who they are as artists for the very first time. Today, they release their debut single “Mama’s House,” as well as the companion video.

Get it HERE via Republic Records/School Boy Records.

push baby serves up a catchy, clever, and cheeky clarion call with the single—which hinges on the hook, “I’m still here living in my mama’s house, sleeping on my mama’s couch.” A reflection of their own experience, the song is a truthful ode to a modern career in music. It’s about landing back under your mother’s roof after a brief tryst with independence. Lead singer Jake Roche takes shots at himself and the London elite by joking, “I go to Shoreditch House, take a shower in the gym. My membership ran out, so I call Ed to get me in,” alluding to his friend and former tourmate, one Ed Sheeran.  “We’re telling real stories” muses Roche. “We were away for years, and I come home to everyone thinking I’m now rich and famous. They think I’m getting all kinds of free stuff and living an amazing life. In reality, we’re back to square one.”

To accompany the track, frontman Roche co-directed the music video with MOON. It’s a wild, funky vignette punctuated by oddly unforgettable and unpredictable imagery, fire, and ode’s to music videos of the 90’s and Bob Fosse.

About the clip, Roche commented, “I wanted to see how far I could go by creating worlds built from my subconscious and my instinct. With my best friend and co creator MOON, we spoke about the visuals that stuck with us growing up in the 90’s. We just thought ‘if we do this we have to go all the way.’ Plus, this is a debut, and a debut in my opinion has to be strong, bold and come out of the gate kicking and screaming and I think we did that….in my Y fronts…with a donkey.”

As far as the new band name is concerned…

“Have you googled Push Baby? It’s horrifying,” says Roche.

“No matter what we do we just want people to feel authenticity. Even with the name. People are going to love it or hate it, but at least it’s self-aware” says Jake. “’Baby’ is the most overused word in pop, so we’re upfront about what this band is coming out of the gate.”

“We’re giving listeners the truth,” Jake concludes. “The truth can be funny at times. It can be scary at others, but it’s always real” he grins. Push Baby is brutal honesty with a smile, and they’re daring you listen.

“And hopefully by the time anybody is reading this,” Jake teases, “The search results for Push Baby will be more than just women giving birth.”

Pop music may never be the same.

PUSH BABY “MAMAS HOUSE”

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Evan Konrad Shares Debut Single

Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Evan Konrad uncovers his debut single “The Long Way Out” today.

Get it HERE via LAVA/Republic Records.

An unpredictable anthem teetering between manic energy and cathartic falsetto, the track invites listeners into the artist’s handcrafted sonic world. Produced and performed by Konrad, “The Long Way Out” hinges on an airy beat, haunting vocals, and a seesawing chant—“We take the long way out.”

On the track Konrad noted: “The Long Way Out is a journey through the act of letting go, and how romanticized it can be throughout the grieving process. Unable to accept the changes within ourselves, or the changes in another person, as we reach for a connection that no longer exists. I wrote this song to acknowledge and work through this within myself. I want this song to be a beacon of light for anyone who is looking for the same liberation I sought after.”

This is just the beginning for Konrad. He’s set to unveil more music throughout 2019 in addition to launching his first proper tour.

Born and raised in Abbotsford, BC Canada, Konrad devoted his entire life to crafting music. Growing up in a house where creativity would be encouraged at every turn, he spent countless hours writing songs and producing. Following stints in the studio and on the road with other artists, he locked himself away in the studio and commenced work on what would become his forthcoming debut. With nothing more than a few songs on his private SoundCloud link, he caught the attention of LAVA founder Jason Flom who signed him on the spot upon listening to his music, because of the downright mind-blowing songcraft. The best way to describe the music would be Thom Yorke translating Christopher Nolan’s Memento into songs, and even that only scratches the surface.

Baby Goth Releases Debut Single

Today, dark-pop-hip-hop songstress Baby Goth shares her debut single “Swimming” [feat. Trippie Redd & Lil Xan].

Get the single HERE via Republic Records.

Watch the “Swimming” video HERE

Over slick and stoned production from DJ Fu [Lil Xan], Baby Goth welcomes listeners into her wildly wonderful world. She carries a hypnotic refrain as Trippie Redd and Lil Xan deliver off-kilter and otherworldly verses. The music video—based on a treatment by the artist herself—brings this vision to life in pops of technicolor.

Most importantly, “Swimming” paves the way for the arrival of her debut EP, Baby Goth, coming very soon.

Stefan James’s “Situation”

R&B/Soul vocalist, songwriter and producer STEFAN JAMES debuted the video for his debut single, “Situation,” exclusively via Complex today.  The single is out now via Republic Records—watch and share HERE!

Written as a reflection on the trials and tribulations of addiction, “Situation” contrasts delicate instrumentation against STEFAN’S entrancing falsetto.

Of the song, STEFAN says, “‘Situation’ is about feeling helpless after finding the one you thought you loved, a complete stranger. That type of pain brings out the worst in you. Two lost souls find each other in that same situation, feeding off the comfort and salvation in each other’s pain.”

20-year-old Stefan James’ music and lyrics pull from a life marred by tragic events, including battles with addiction and substance abuse, as well as the tragic loss of his older brother. Stefan turned to music to lead him on his road to recovery. Creating music enabled him to share this pain productively and poetically. “I’ve been there,” Stefan says, speaking to all who are dealing with depression, loss or addiction. “When you’re feeling down, just put a couple of my songs on and cry or smile. Whatever you have to do to get through that moment. You’re not alone.”

Further music from Stefan James is set to be released this fall.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “SITUATION” HERE

LISTEN TO “SITUATION” HERE

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The Shakes Debut Music Video

Hailing from the depths of Orange County, CA, Indie-alt collective The Shakes debut the official music video for “With Every Moment”.

The beautifully crafted video was shot and directed by Benny Gigliardi, who does justice for the track. Which stems from frontman and songwriter Sean Perry’s harrowing near-death experience, cited as the main influence for the EP. Benny, who is known for his work with up and coming artists such as Super Whatevr and Hearts and Lions, goes on to describe his process of bringing his vision into fruition:

“It was such a blessing and a pleasure to get to direct this video. I’ve known Sean and Cameron for a couple of years now and we’ve been talking about doing a video ever since we met and I’m so thankful we waited as long as we did. I didn’t necessarily have a storyline in mind for the video, I just wanted to create something visually stunning that would compliment the song and sell an 80’s vibe but also keep it original. Sometimes the best ideas come in the simplest ways, but you also have to be fearless with your approach. But if it doesn’t scare you, where’s the fun in that? It brought me joy to bring this song to life and I hope it does the same for all who see it. This is just the beginning for the Shakes and I’m honored to get to work with them and watch them grow.

The video, does indeed capture Perry’s unique sound which blends 80’s inspired grooves with infectious “Britpop” influenced lyrics and melodies. Comes right on the heels of the young collectives highly anticipated debut EP, released independently on July 23rd, 2018. The Shakes who have had a big year so far since their big break performance at The Troubadour, opening for The Strike earlier this year. Followed by many other key shows throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. Upon the EP’s release, not only were loyal cult followers thrilled, but also a new segment of listeners across the country. Partly due to key, infectious tracks such as “Scumptious” immediately pulling over 200,000 plays through streaming with praise from a wide range of well established music blogs online. You can check out the full EP for yourself on all streaming platforms.

With support from larger artists within the scene, such as Francois Comtois of Young The Giant. Whom featured on their debut single “Somebody” last year. THE SHAKES, aim to be a new refreshing voice within the rock scene and don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Already in the works on their next single “Six Feet Below”, coming early this fall.

You can view the cinematic video via youtube and IGTV on their instagram: @theshakesmusic which is cultivated with cinematic tones that are undeniably captivating.

EVVIE MCKINNEY RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE

NEW YORK, NY (August 3, 2018) — After making history as the very first winner of FOX’s The Four: Battle for Stardom, Evvie McKinney returned to the show’s season 2 finale last night to perform her debut single “How Do You Feel” for the very first time.

Executive produced by The Four judge Sean “Diddy” Combs, “How Do You Feel” is available via Republic Records HERE now.

“I knew Evvie was special from the moment she walked on that stage, she had that star quality and an incredible voice. I have a good intuition about talent and I got that feeling with her. This song is a smash and this the just the beginning of her journey,” said Combs.

In case you missed it, watch the show stopping performance again HERE! (Post & Share)

How Do You Feel” illuminates both the power and nuances of Evvie’s voice. She delivers emotionally charged verses before a soaring and soulful hook confronting a cheating ex.

It’s the perfect introduction to her sound, and it heralds the release of more new music from the 20-year-old rising powerhouse very soon.

ABOUT EVVIE MCKINNEY:

With undeniable spirit, mile-high range, and earthquaking delivery, Evvie McKinney exudes her own sense of style, swagger, and soul that’s both classic and current.

Born and raised in the birthplace of Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Memphis, TN, the 20-year-old made history when she emerged as the first winner of FOX’s hit series The Four: Battle For Stardom. However, her journey began at five-years-old when she joined her first choir at the urging of her mother and musician father. One of seven kids, she faced hardship throughout childhood with dad passing in 2005 and mom struggling to support the family. Living in a home provided by Habitat for Humanity, Evvie pursued her dream relentlessly. She went from the Young Actors Guild Theatre and Dance Company to Stax Music Academy where she assumed the role of lead singer and actress. Along the way, she performed for everyone from David Porter to LaLa Hathaway and shared the stage with Sam of Sam and Dave and Larry Dodson of The Bar-Kays, to name a few. By 2015, she achieved a National YoungArts Foundation scholarship and would be recognized as its “Merit Winner” in Popular Voice.

2017 saw her audition for The Four. From the jump, she instantly captured the hearts of millions by belting out classics from Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner in addition to serving up a heart-wrenching rendition of the Academy® Award-winning “Glory” by Common and John Legend. Now, she stands poised to leave an indelible mark on soul with her debut single “How Do You Feel” and more music on the horizon.