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Wes Nelson New Single

WES NELSON RELEASES NEW SINGLE “NICE TO MEET YA” FEAT. YXNG BANE

FOLLOWS THE GOLD CERTIFIED TOP 3 DEBUT SINGLE “SEE NOBODY”

Following his massive breakthrough debut single last year, Wes Nelson returns with another monster hit “Nice To Meet Ya” featuring Yxng Bane.

Listen and watch “Nice To Meet Ya”

With its moody blend of Afrobeats, smooth R&B production and Wes’ infectious melodies, “Nice To Meet Ya” feels like an instant classic; confident, effortless and ridiculously catchy. Written by Wes and produced once again by rising beatmaker, Ayo Beatz (Fredo, Young M.A.), the track delivers on Wes’s promise both as a talented songwriter and vocalist. Featuring Yxng Bane, the East London star had written and recorded his parts within a day of hearing the track.
 
Wes says, “I wanted people to sing ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ and just feel good about themselves, like 3 minutes of escapism! Especially with lockdowns, we’re all feeling a bit trapped, and people are down, I just want people to get up and feel good.”
 
One of 2020’s biggest singles, “See Nobody” was written and produced during lockdown from Wes’ makeshift bedroom studio. A Gold-certified hit in the UK and double Platinum in Ireland, the top 3 debut single has accumulated over 70 million streams globally, with over 38 million streams on Spotify and over 13 million video views. It also became an instant favorite amongst cultural commentators, musicians and attracted notable fans such as the likes of Anthony Joshua, Idris Elba, Stevo The Madman, Chip, Krept & Konan, Jay1, S1mba, Jae5, SL and many more.
 
A former undefeated champion Muay Thai kickboxer, semi-professional footballer and Nuclear System Design Engineer, music has always been Wes’ first love and his greatest ambition. After being gifted with a red plastic karaoke machine at age 3, he would perform for his family every Friday night and sing along to the Top of The Pops’ hits of the day. As he grew into his teen years, he lacked the confidence to be open about his passion for music and instead focused on other interests. Last year, quarantine became an opportunity for Wes to return to his artistic craving: while others baked banana bread and binge-watched Selling Sunset, he took the discipline he learned from Muay Thai and applied it to music.
 
With his focus now fully on music, who knows where the next chapter could lead. He has the desire – and potential to be one of the UK’s most successful R&B/Pop artists. Wes not only has the talent, but the focus, drive and discipline that such ambition takes.
 
“I know it’s not going to happen overnight, but consistency is key. The best artists are the ones who stay true to themselves; authenticity is everything to me and that’’s what will take me all the way.”
 
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“Artist To Look Out For” Malek Hanna Releases Debut Single, “Beautiful Stranger”

Watch the music video HERE.

We are delighted to publish this feature with Malek Hanna, a blue-eyed soul singer announcing his arrival on the LA music scene with the release of his debut single “Beautiful Stranger.” This is an artist to keep your eye on this year. Produced in collaboration with Camela Leierth – pop artist and co-writer for Katy Perry – “Beautiful Stranger” marks the culmination of years of growth and development for this Brooklyn born singer-songwriter, and the beginning of what will surely be his breakthrough year, having already been named “an artist to look out for” by Unique & Rare Magazine. 

A lush and contemplative ballad that draws inspiration from Hanna’s Lebanese heritage, “Beautiful Stranger” questions and examines the concept of love in its myriad forms. In the reflective music video – directed by filmmaker and member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Ersi Danou and filmmaker/photographer Thouly Dosios – Hanna stars in three different roles, all walking a treacherous tightrope between fantasy and reality. The premiere coincides with the launch of Nadia’s Kids Inc., a non-profit formed by Hanna to honor his aunt and uncle, who both passed away from COVID-19 in their home of Aleppo, Syria, after having lived through the harrowing civil war of the past 10 years. 

We spoke with Malek about his upbringing in Brooklyn, how his Lebanese heritage impacts his music, and his plans for the coming year. Read on below, and look out for more music from this breaking artist soon!

1) Malek, tell us a little bit about your background and upbringing. When did you start writing music?

I’m a New Yorker and proud of it!  I was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn –  a residential neighborhood by the Verrazano Bridge. I have fond memories living there; playing stick ball on my uncle’s stoop, grabbing a pizza slice from my favorite pizza parlor – Ninos, attending the San Gennaro street festivals, going to the park to meet up with friends on the swings – being a kid amongst a heavily Italian, Irish, and Middle Eastern community gave me the grit to handle life with vigor. I always felt as though I had a competitive edge growing up in Brooklyn. I consider myself lucky having to call New York my home. My father was from Beirut, Lebanon and mother from Aleppo, Syria so I am a 1st generation American. Due to the civil war in Lebanon, my parents moved to the US and other family members scattered to other countries such as Germany, France, UAE and other parts of the US. Growing up, it gave us an excuse to travel frequently to visit family abroad and spend summers in the Mid-East and Europe. Growing up in a multicultural household and being able to converse and understand different languages and cultures was a big blessing but when I was younger, I didn’t always see it that way. When my mom made me a hummus sandwich at school, haha, I was embarrassed and wanted to be like all the other kids, I just wanted to fit in but always felt a bit out of place. So…I  forced my mom to make me peanut butter and jelly sandwiches instead and I joined a lot of local sports activities like baseball, soccer, tennis and the swim team. I was pretty athletic as a kid and remember my 1st dream was to be a professional tennis player. Dreaming however, wasn’t always encouraged; being 1st generation and having relatively strict parents, there was a lot of pressure to be the best academically. They wanted me to be a doctor and quite honestly, it was the last thing I wanted to do. Since I was about 10 years old, I knew that I was a performer but felt I needed to keep it a secret because my parents wouldn’t approve. I was addicted to television and knew that I wanted to be like the people I saw on the screen performing. I would joke, play and be able to express myself more so outside of my immediate home. That time however did give me the desire to write; it was more like poetry or free write that led to creating melodies in my head and fantasizing about performing on stage. Nevertheless, my parents frequently had fun and lavish parties at the house and invited their neighborhood friends and colleagues. I remember always having to present myself properly and once asked about what I wanted to be, I would just regurgitate – I want to be a doctor, which was a complete lie. Anyhow, I digress…fast forward…my highschool years at Xavier in NYC gave me the creative outlet that I was so yearning for. It was an all boys private Jesuit school on 14th street; I remember having to wake up extra early so I can catch the subway from Brooklyn to Union Square. Those corridors in that school ignited a spark that I have till this day. I remember there were tryouts for the choir and I felt excited but also nervous; once I got there and I started to sing, it was as if nothing else mattered and I was floating on air, I felt fully alive. That was it…I was bit by the bug!  Shortly thereafter, I started soloing at the church, getting lead roles in my highschool musicals, singing in the subway on my way too and from school and knew that is what I wanted and made me the most happy. At that time, my parents did not necessarily know that I was at drama rehearsal, I told them that the subway was late or that I was at, “science club” after school. All The while, I hired a private acting and singing coach with my allowance without them knowing…they blew up when I told them. Fastforward, I agreed to double major in Theater and Political Science at Fordham University to appease my parents and got a Masters in Media and Public Communications. That not being enough ha, I enrolled in ICU and got another degree in Culinary Management. I think at that point, my parents thought I would forget about my dream of being a performer but instead, I packed up and moved to LA. Overall, growing up in NYC was fun, and if it weren’t for the obstacles, I may not have been where I am now. 

2) You have some Lebanese heritage but grew up in Brooklyn. How have those two cultures influenced your music and songwriting?

Being of Lebanese descent and growing up in Brooklyn influences my music and songwriting, as the fusion and richness of both cultures, rhythms, and sounds is something I like to create, as it truly tells my story and parallels who I am as an artist and as a person. In arabic music, there are neutral thirds while in wetserm music there are only major and minor ones. I want my music to represent me and the only way that is possible would be to incorporate and fuse these two worlds together into one. When you listen to Beautiful Stranger, you can hear the oud, for example – an ancient Arabic instrument. This instrument is reminiscent of my childhood, as my grandfather, Zaki Kneider, was a great oud player, amongst other instruments. 

3) We love “Beautiful Stranger.” Can you tell us a little bit about the message behind the song?

Thank you so much! The message behind Beautiful Stranger ultimately is all about, “the search” and the recognition that the answers are ultimately within yourself.  My intention with this song is to have people question, “this thing called love,” and its many forms. My inspiration for the song came from the need to connect, to be able to understand the power of love and all its forms.

4) You shot the music video for “Beautiful Stranger” in different locations around LA. What was the video shoot process like? Can you tell us anything about the video?

The filming process was a challenge! I had a shoe-string budget, a vision and a voice…I quickly put my producer hat on and started getting a team in place, all during Covid in Los Angeles, mind you. Nevertheless, overall, I am happy and grateful for my wonderful cast and crew. Ersi Danou and Thouly Dosios were my dynamite duo directors, Ted Hayash was a terrific DP and the cast was so supportive and encouraging. Acquiring permits, location scouting, scheduling, abiding by covid regulations etc was a lot to handle as the only producer on the project… on top of being the artist and performing. Due to Covid, locking in locations was probably the most difficult but by sheer tenacity, I was able to lock  in the iconic Santa Monica pier. I hustled everyday to get food sponsors, freebies, waivers and would not take no for an answer. Funny side-note – my directors really wanted a full body manikin for the opening scene and finally a day before shooting I was able to get one; I drove to downtown LA and spotted one in a Korean market. I spoke with the owner basically in sign language since he and his wife didn’t speak much English and managed to have them agree to letting me use the manikin for the day with a $30 deposit. I guess they just trusted me, a random stranger….I off course returned it the next day after that day of shooting. It made me believe in humanity and the kindness of strangers. We shot for 4 entire days on the weekends and basically created a short film using iconic backdrops as the SM carrousel, downtown LA, Altadena and the LA river. 

5) You’ve just released your debut single. What was the recording process like?

The recording process was fun! Working with a limited budget was a challenge but we made it work. After completing the final tweaks of the song with my writing partner, Raed Saade, I remember thinking…ok now studio time is going to be expensive, I have to find a way. I started thinking of who I can reach out too; my old roommate and friend Mikey Mike, who wrote for Rihanna and is an artist himself recommended – Steve Dresser who happened to have an in-home recording studio in his apartment in Koreatown. We met, vibed, got in the booth and layed down the vocals. I was in absolute bliss when I was in that room, despite it being 100 degrees since his AC went out and I was dripping sweat from head to toe. After laying the vocals and much deliberation with Steve and my producer, Xavier Cevrin who is based in Holland, we decided to add ancient instruments as the Oud with the acoustic and electric guitar to give a more worldly pop vibe. The writing process was a nice collaboration; prior to this song, I was not as confident with my songwriting but after encouragement from friends and industry pros, I just dove right in. Raed Saade, a fellow contestant and friend who was on the Voice with me, believed in me as a singer and supported me as a songwriter by contributing in co-writing Beautiful Stranger. We grabbed some beers, locked ourselves in my apartment and started brainstorming ideas, concepts, thoughts etc. Before I knew it, we had a nice rough draft in about an hour or so. It was all a learning experience for me, as prior to this, I performed on stage and was singing other people’s songs. I was thrilled to finally have something to sing and perform to claim my own! 

6) We were so moved to read about the story behind Nadia’s Kids Inc. What are your plans for the non-profit in the coming years?

Thank you – it was something I felt I needed to do. There are so many children out there who suffer from PTSD and they simply do not have the proper resources to cope with the challenges they face as children, which then leads to major problems in adulthood. My plans in the coming years is to have an actual facility with different workshops and art programs that caters to their needs. In the meantime, I will actively be looking for qualified counselors, volunteers and artists to help in creating this program. My aunt Nadia and uncle Andreas will be missed, but never forgotten. 

7) What can your fans expect from you this year?

I am in the process of collaborating once again with former Swedish pop star and Katy Perry collaborator, Camela Leierth on my EP that is set to be released sometime this year! While working on the EP, I have some really cool and exciting film projects and announcements in development, where I will be seen acting and singing. Stay tuned for more!!!

8) Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

I’m committed to expressing my artistry in different mediums, that I will be sharing in the coming years! 

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 

WATCH ON THE FADER

“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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