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Regard × Years & Years – Hallucination

Clocking over 5 million streams, Regard‘s latest single “HALLUCINATION” with pop royalty Years & Years is climbing the charts globally. The pair released the official music video for the track, honing in a dystopian era.  Watch the video HERE.

In a darkened room lit only by eccentric characters, a dance competition takes place, with evident inspiration coming from the likes of the 1969 Sydney Pollack film, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, Squid Game, and Black Mirror. The music video showcases a cut-throat survival game, one with Regard as the puppet master and Years & Years striving to survive, plagued by intense competitiveness.  

Complete with contemporary choreography, extravagant fashion and costumes, and a tense storyline, the video is a perfect contradiction to the ‘80s inspired synth-pop dance record.

Speaking about the video, director Sophia Ray says: “The concept for the video was inspired by the 1969 Sydney Pollack film They Shoot Horses Don’t They, we wanted to take the themes from this cult classic and then give the video our own creative spin on them. Setting it in a contemporary, perplexing, dystopian space. The video places Olly Alexander, as an apprehensive contestant, at the center of a ‘Dance-to-the-Death’ endurance marathon, where he has to sweat, pant, dive, and dance his way to an exhausted victory (driven by Meshach Henry’s trailblazing choreography). Regard, all the while, being a mysteriously sinister driving force behind-the-scenes of this dark competition.” 

With nominations for a BRIT Award, American Music Award, and iHeart Radio Awards under his belt, the new single—and Regard‘s first release of 2022—is yet another example of the powerhouse producer’s versatility as he experiments with themes of 80s disco and synth-pop. The collaboration with Years & Years adds to his impressive record of collaborators including RAYE, Troye Sivan, Tate McRae, and more recently Kwabs on their single “Signals,” marking the singer’s first release since 2015.

About Regard

It was by accident that REGARD found his stage name. The word, “regardé,” came to the DJ during French class in high school. “To see” became the core behind Regard’s music. “When I perform,” he says, “I look at the people and how they feel the music.” For REGARD, his deep house mixes consist not only of sound, but also of sight. Performance is a reciprocal and intimate relationship between the DJ and the audience. Kosovan DJ and producer REGARD garnered global attention with his debut single “Ride It” which became an international hit, taking the internet and TikTok by storm and quickly followed it up with his second hit single and BRIT nominated “Secrets” featuring South London singer RAYE. He has gone on to achieve over 10X top 10 single chart placements globally. In the UK, “Ride It” has sold over 1 million records to date (2x Platinum), while “Secrets” was recently certified Platinum.

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Tom Walker × Masked Wolf – Something Beautiful

Today, Brit Award-winning singer/songwriter Tom Walker releases his first new music in two years with “Something Beautiful,” a rousing, heartfelt collaboration with chart-busting Australian rapper Masked Wolf. Listen here via Epic Records/Relentless. The biggest selling UK signed artist of 2019 is currently at work on his sophomore album.

Acoustic driven and flanked by a huge trap beat, the song was written by Tom, Masked Wolf & Steve Mac. It was also produced by Mac, who has collaborated with Tom throughout his career. Kicking off with Masked Wolf, Tom’s instantly recognizable voice soon enters the arena in fine form, to create a special standout moment on this exciting new release.

“I’d already been working on the song when I heard ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’ and we asked Masked Wolf if he would have a go,” explains Tom. “He sent back a verse after a few hours and it was exactly what the song needed. I’d been going around the houses on different verses, never landing the right thing, but as soon as we added Masked Wolf into the mix, the song just worked! It’s about being super grateful for what you do have. Finding ‘Something Beautiful’ in the dark times.”

Masked Wolf adds; “When I heard the song, I thought what in God’s name is this?! There was so much emotion, it gave me goosebumps – I had to jump on it straight away. I felt there was a connection with Tom’s lyrics because I love talking about emotions and topics that matter.”

Masked Wolf‘s fame grew exponentially last year with the re-release of his track “Astronaut in the Ocean.” The song quickly accrued more than 75 million streams in under a month, eventually peaking at number four in Australia and reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100.

Tom, whose global streams have passed two billion, was the biggest selling UK signed artist of 2019 and is now working on new material. Expect a new album next year. 360 Magazine is excited to do coverage on international artists.

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RENCE — “AWOOO!”

“Rence is in his own lane, defying the stigma that an artist has to be bound by any one genre.” – FLAUNT

“In a way that few artists can, Rence has redefined his sound with every new release.” – ONES TO WATCH

“Rence is one of the most promising vocalists in the music industry right now.” – LYRICAL LEMONADE

Critically acclaimed, buzzing singer, songwriter and produce Rence is back today with the heartfelt new single “AWOOO!” Get it HERE via Epic Records.

Hopeful and romantic on the surface, the breakout star’s latest release is actually a breakup song, even if not immediately apparent in the lyrics. “I love when you howl at the moon, I wanna lay here watching you,” the 23-year-old coos over dreamy guitars. “Til I’m howling too, like AWOOO!”

“I actually wrote it as a bookend to a relationship,” Rence says. “But it turned into a love song even as a goodbye.” Somber but full of life and color, “AWOOO!” became about the realization that even true love can fade. It covers the kind of complex emotional territory that Rence has tread since bursting onto the pop music scene while still studying at NYU.

“AWOOO!” follows the exuberant anthem “Endless,” which was released at the top of 2021 and showcases his trademark vulnerability and emotional nuance. With more new music on the horizon, he continues to create a kaleidoscopic pop sound, while experimenting with everything from electro to hip hop.

Over the last few years, Rence has established himself as one of pop’s most unguarded young stars. When he isn’t crafting transparently emotional singles like “Strawberry Blonde” and “Type 2,” he’s lifting the veil on his artistic process in a series of TikTok videos. At the same time, the artist/producer has also stayed busy with collaborations, recording music with Sarah Barrios, Alex Port, Chloe Lilac and Johan Lenox. Since debuting, Rence has amassed more than 50 million cumulative streams and continues to expand his fan base with each release. “AWOOO!” further builds out the emotional complexity and intricate instrumentals at the core of his songs, reminding listeners that there are poignant messages behind every infectious melody.

ABOUT RENCE:

Sharing real life snapshots in song, Rence magnifies his personal perspective through a genre-less palette, bordering pop, alternative, electro, indie and hip-hop all at once, yet never dipping into one for too long. He first introduced himself on the breakthrough independent project, Pink, featuring standout single “Baby Blue.” In 2019, after signing to Epic Records, he followed with the release of “Expensive” [feat. Noah Cyrus] and his major label debut EP, FALL 2019. Over the last year, his consistent output continued with the bold and buzz-y “hate u, btw,” “Type 2,” “Tears in December,” “Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart,” “Strawberry Blonde” and “Endless.” With over 50 million streams and counting, Rence has received acclaim from the likes of Pigeons and Planes (who named him “Best New Artist” Dec 2019), The FADER, Lyrical Lemonade, Nylon, Billboard, V Magazine, Paper, i-D, Wonderland, Flaunt and Zane Lowe.

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Willow Kayne shares high-energy single – I Don’t Wanna Know

Please meet UK pop provocateur Willow Kayne, who has shared her new single “I Don’t Wanna Know” today. Listen here at all DSPs.

After releasing a slew of independent singles, Willow signed with Sony this year and released her major label debut single “2 Seater” just a few months back to buzz and acclaim, even receiving early love from BBC Radio 1. Now, the 19 year old is throwing her hat in the ring as one of the most vivid, genre-blurring pop provocateurs in music today. A keen visual artist with influences as far-reaching as fashion design giant Nigo and production mastermind Pharrell, she pools together the most lucid touchpoints of all her inspirations to build a sound as diverse as her creative palette. Willow can trace this eclecticism directly back to her childhood, being raised by a hip-hop and house-obsessed father and a mother who produced videos for the likes of Erasure and the Prodigy. James Brown, Nas, and MF DOOM were all significant early influences, and soon she was making her own musical discoveries, falling hard for artists as diverse as Tyler The Creator, the Sex Pistols, Gorillaz, and Portishead.

Teaming up with UK hitmaker Oscar Scheller, “I Don’t Wanna Know” takes all of the attitude Willow has started to become synonymous with and ramps it up to 11 – taking cues from the old school rave culture that she is obsessed with by sticking a middle finger up to trolls over a drum & bass indebted production. It’s a high energy example of just how unpredictable a talent Willow is, and how easy she makes it look; the track is packed with hilarious one-liners that cut those who have bullied her online to size. An empowering anthem that deals with real life issues with a sense of confidence that feels refreshing in the landscape of pop today. The official video, along with a debut project and a HUGE announcement are all coming soon…

Watch previous music video “2 Seater” here.

“…a future star…” – i-D Magazine

“…playful lyricism, smooth refrains, and ‘90s-indebted grooves.” – NME

“…the artists that stick out from the pack are always those who are willing to switch things up, and quite clearly, Kayne isn’t afraid to do so…” – Lyrical Lemonade

“The Gen Z talent links together huge opposing forces, creating her own potent brand of rebel-pop.” – Clash Magazine

“A sizzling rallying-call from the Bristol-based artist all about living your own life and doing your own thing, ‘Two Seater’ blends rap verses with 90s-tinged pop influences, resulting in an instantly catchy debut.” – DIY Magazine

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AJ Mitchell × Skyview

Today, Gold-certified pop phenom AJ Mitchell is pleased to announce that his highly anticipated debut album, SKYVIEW, will be released on September 10, 2021, via Epic Records/Vol 1 Records.  Along with the announcement, AJ has shared the official artwork for the album.

SKYVIEW is executive produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Mike Dean (Kanye West, Jay Z, Drake, Travis Scott, The Weeknd) and will feature his Top 40 charting singles “Stop” and “Slow Dance” ft. Ava Max, as well as  Growing Pains,” “Cameras On” and the recently released “One More Fight.” 

In addition to revealing the album release date, AJ also announces dates for his official SKYVIEW 2021 Tour this fall. The 21-date US tour will kick off on September 13, 2021, with a homecoming of sorts in St. Louis, MO, right outside his hometown of Bellville, IL where he used to see shows growing up.  The tour will also bring AJ to cities like Toronto, New York and Nashville before wrapping in Phoenix on October 17th. A special early bird on sale launches on Thursday, July 29 at 10 AM local time, while the tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 30 at 10 AM local time. Tickets can be purchased at the Drive In Makeout website, while the full tour itinerary can be found below.

On the album, AJ Mitchell shares, “SKYVIEW is the final chapter of the first era of my artist journey. In 2016, I released my first single “Used To Be”, a song I had written at 13 years old.  That song set me into a year journey traveling the world; learning, writing, collaborating, performing and constantly evolving. In that time, I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with so many talented artists, writers, producers, photographers, and directors around the world. Those collaborations and experiences have sculpted who I am today. I dove into this industry at 15 years old, only knowing two things: I wanted to write songs and sing them as my career. SKYVIEW is the summary of my artist journey up until now. As a kid, the Skyview Drive-In theater was a place in my small town of Belleville, Illinois that had the power to transport me into a world of endless possibilities. Today, SKYVIEW is proof that anything can happen if you are willing to take the risk and do the work necessary to make any dream come true.”

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Stalking Gia – Blue

STALKING GIA UNVEILS NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO BLUE

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE, MORE NEW MUSIC COMING SOON

Unspooling an immersive multimedia vision throughout 2021, acclaimed New York-based alt-pop songstress Stalking Gia shares a new single and music video entitled Blue today. Get it HERE. Watch the music video HERE.

On the track, soft keys cut through an airy hum as guitar underscores her effervescent delivery. While the momentum builds, she croons the hook, Everything I touch turns to blue. In the visual, she dons an Alice In Wonderland-style blue dress and dances solo against a series of digitized backdrops. Her lithe movements flutter with the same wistful joy of her voice, delivering a sensory experience.

She teased the song earlier this week with the premiere of her Blue Episode. In the clip, Stalking Gia types up the story on an old school typewriter, opening up her world in between burning personal love letters. Watch it HERE.

It all sets the stage for her debut project, SEASON ONE. Right now, she’s building a trail to the music with these episodic installments and more surprises on the horizon.

Earlier this year, she shared Astronaut and Worship. Reeling in attention from the likes of Refinery29 (the singer-songwriter turns the unique pop offering into a hymn of brutal introspection), 1883 Magazine, and more, FLAUNT Magazine proclaimed, Stalking Gia is your new favorite alternative pop artist, and we can’t get enough!

ABOUT STALKING GIA 

A cosmopolitan alternative pop femme fatale and the ultimate object of digital obsession, Stalking Gia documents the nocturnal movements of a culture anesthetized by following one another in an endless digital loop, high-fashion fixation, and the thrill of collapse. Generating 20 million-plus streams and receiving acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Galore, Marie Claire, Noisey, Nylon and more, she materializes like a specter in the space between online fantasy and Manhattan’s real-life nocturnal glow. Stalking Gia first came to life via the single Second Nature. Achieving viral success, the track organically tallied near 12 million Spotify streams and incited a growing buzz. blackbear integrated a sample of Second Nature into the track Wish U the Best from his gold-certified chart-topping 2017 album, Digital Druglord, and invited her on tour. Meanwhile, she maintained her momentum with the single Siren and continued her collaborative relationship with blackbear for her single Miracles, which landed on New Music Friday playlists worldwide. Her versatile songwriting talents extend beyond her solo material, having written and sang the hook on Raekwon’s 2017 single Purple Brick Road featuring G-Eazy. Along the way, she assembled what would become SEASON ONE with producers J&R. Taking an active role, she oversaw arrangement and played piano and guitar on the productions. The project distills snapshots of experiences, capturing a period in time and framing it between online fantasy and stark reality. In the end, Gia offers listeners a different sort of escape both online and I.R.L.

I want you to get lost in my music, she says. I’d love to give everyone a euphoric experience. Shut off the outside world and dive into my fantasy. Maybe you can even feel inspired and magical. I do.

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Scribz Riley - Wish Me Luck

Scribz Riley – Wish Me Luck

“Scribz Riley is the songwriter-producer behind some of your favorite songs and you probably didn’t know it.” – Complex

“Riley continues his rise to stardom…” – Hypebeast

“[Lead single] ‘East Side’ will have you feeling weightless.” – Elevator

GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter, producer, singer, and rapper Scribz Riley will release his debut EP, Wish Me Luck, this Friday, Nov. 20.

The EP blends R&B and Hip Hop with Afrobeats, Garage, Funk and more, and boasts collaborations from such names as 6lack, Headie One and Kaash Paige. The focus track is “Introduce Myself” ft. rising artists KWN & JADA. Check out music videos for previously released singles “East Side” HERE and “Mandy” HERE. Just this Monday, Scribz was named to VEVO’s annual DSCVR platform as one of their 2021 Artists to Watch, alongside names like Giveon, Flo Milli, and more.

Hailing from East London, 26-year-old Scribz Riley has established himself as an acclaimed award-winning producer and songwriter over the last few years, with his fingerprints across a diverse group of acts, such as J Hus, Khalid, Teyana Taylor, Ella Mai and more, having won Grammys for his work with Cardi B (“Ring”) and H.E.R. He also wrote on the Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack.

After developing his own material in the studio, he is now ready to step out of the shadows and launch himself as an artist. With an exciting, edgy, and current sound that blends multi-genres with R&B and rap to create something unique and fresh, Scribz Riley’s debut is a truly compelling set of songs.