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paris jackson – lighthouse

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress and activist paris jackson unveiled her brand-new single entitled “lighthouse” out now via Republic Records—listen to “lighthouse” HERE. The song was produced by singer, songwriter, musician and producer Butch Walker

The single is released alongside the official music video, which was inspired by the iconic video for Nirvana‘s “Sliver.” In the video, paris pays homage with a photo of Kurt Cobain—a full circle moment to the original video. Watch the “lighthouse” video HERE.

The song channels unbridled nineties rock energy as it harnesses the power of a classic alternative dynamic with a twist of its own. paris’ hypnotic verses give way to a chantable chorus, “I can feel the lights go low, but I don’t wanna let go now, maybe if I turn around you’ll see me, and what you used to be,” before a hummable guitar solo.

On the song, paris says, “I continued to write about this same old heartbreak that wilted is about. A lot of the new songs coming out are similar stories about the same person and heartbreak. I guess I’m just exploring different feelings. wilted was a more melancholy record, and now I’m exploring more of the anger…”

paris recently lit up SXSW with her debut performance at the festival, landing looks from Billboard, The Recording Academy’s Grammy U and more. Back in 2020, she delivered her debut album, wilted, joined by collaborators Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra. Upon arrival, it captured #1 on the iTunes US Alternative Albums Chart and incited the applause of NPR, Rolling Stone, Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, E! News, People, NME, NYLON, Refinery29, WWD and more. Additionally, she ignited late-night television with an emotionally charged rendition of “let down” on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!. paris remained prolific in 2021 with The Struts’ collaboration “Low Key In Love,” before sharing the lost EP as a surprise gift for her fans in early 2022. Now, paris jackson re-introduces herself with an honest and raw signature sound.

Brett 98D Press photo via Christy Walker-Watkins for Aristo Media for use by 360 Magazine

Brett Kissel × 98° – Ain’t the Same

Fans of country and pop music alike are in luck: platinum-selling country artist Brett Kissel has released a new single in collaboration with pop and R&B vocal group 98°, titled “Ain’t the Same.” The track is available on all streaming platforms. Listen HERE.  

The upbeat song tells the story of a narrator professing his feelings to the love of his life, explaining that life “ain’t the same” without her. The track also features a clever chorus that parallels the narrator’s relationship and famous pairings that just aren’t quite right when not together. With vivid lyrics such as “the beach ain’t the same without the sun / Coke ain’t the same without the rum / Vegas needs them neon lights / tequila needs that lime,” the song puts a fresh, lighthearted spin on the concept of finding one’s perfect match.

Kissel felt inspired to write the song for his wife, Cecilia, alongside co-writers Karen Kosowski and Tim Nichols. He explained, “We kept landing on how much sweeter everything is when we get to experience life’s gifts with the people we cherish most… and, how things just ‘Ain’t the Same’ if you’re missing the key ingredient. For me, that’s my wife Cecilia, who was the inspiration for the song.”

“Ain’t the Same” also offers a unique blend of pop and modern country. The single highlights Kissel’s warm, rich vocals and ability to express emotions with his music. Kissel’s voice, paired with the infectious harmonies of 98°, works together to convey the joy of spending life with that particular person.

Kissel described his excitement for working with the group, explaining, “98° is such an iconic group, and the fact that they are making their first foray into the country music space with me is such an honor. They’ve collaborated and had massive hits with legends like Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder, so to work with them on this project and have a blast with them in-studio and on our video shoot in LA… it’s the coolest thing.”

About 98°

98° has sold over 10 million records worldwide and achieved eight top 40 singles in the U.S. From the late 90s to the early ‘00s, the group reached top-five on the Billboard Hot 100 with the songs “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” “Because of You,” “The Hardest Thing” and collaborated with the great Stevie Wonder on the hit “Thank God I Found You” (with Mariah Carey and Joe) as featured artists. “Ain’t The Same” marks 98°‘s first foray into Country Music and comes on the heels of their 25th career Anniversary Year.

About Brett Kissel

Kissel has previously received recognition for other powerhouse collaborations, releasing a DND remix of his Platinum-certified single “She Drives Me Crazy” with multi-platinum selling superstar Nelly. His charismatic personality, energetic stage presence and music style have propelled him to the top of the Canadian Country music charts, with two Gold-certified albums, three Platinum (including the album version of “She Drives Me Crazy”), eight Gold singles and 15 top-10 radio hits to his credit. 2019-2020 was a storybook year for Brett, winning the JUNO Award (equivalent to the American Grammy) for Country Album of the Year and earning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Fans’ Choice Award, following a record-breaking 112-date tour that reached every single province and territory. In 2019, he completed two legs of his headlining tour, marked as Canada’s most extensive tour ever, selling out venues and electrifying fans from coast to coast. The Canadian press crowned him “The New King of Canadian Country.” The accolades continued in 2020, when Brett was the big winner of the CCMA Awards, earning four trophies, including Fans’ Choice, Male Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year.Kissel launched in the U.S. in the Fall of 2019 with the release of “Drink About Me.” The music video for the song featured Bachelor Nation fan favorites Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick. View HERE. The video premiered on Entertainment Tonight and garnered attention from PEOPLE Magazine, OK! Magazine, Bustle, E! News and many more outlets. The music video received significant airplay on CMT Music, and since its release, it has garnered over 40 million streams in the US and Canada combined.  As one of the top acts on the Canadian Country music scene, Brett Kissel is on the brink of becoming a household name across the United States. Having toured with Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley, the young entertainer is no stranger to the stage. Kissel is currently in the studio finishing up his upcoming album, due out later in 2022.

Banish the Banshee Artwork via Alex John at RCA Records for use by 360 Magazine

Isaac Dunbar – Fool’s Paradise

Isaac Dunbar released his latest single, “Fool’s Paradise,” out now via RCA Records. Written and produced by Isaac, the emotive, piano-driven ballad examines the complexities of unrequited love. Propelled by Isaac’s melodic vocals, “Fool’s Paradise” is an operatic exploration of disillusionment and what happens when one no longer ignores the red flags waving in front of them.

“I wrote ‘Fool’s Paradise’ about my struggle between discerning what is real and what is fake with the relationships in my life,” says Isaac. “It’s about the process of waking up to mistreatment, manipulation and reading in between the lines. It’s about breaking those cycles. ‘Fool’s Paradise’ is a song for the delusional girls.”

Joining the previously released rebellious pop-anthem “Bleach” and the disco-infused “Tainted Love,” “Fool’s Paradise” serves as the latest release off Isaac’s highly anticipated forthcoming EP, Banish The Banshee. A series of sonic parables inspired by love, loss, shame, and joy, Banish The Banshee is a conceptual body of work that illustrates the stories of Isaac’s life so far through the lens of his alter-ego, the banshee. 

Banish The Banshee is out May 27 via RCA Records, pre-order it HERE

About Isaac Dunbar

19-year-old Isaac Dunbar has carved out a spectacular and unique lane as one of the most critically heralded emerging artists of his generation. After supporting girl in red on her North American and European run of shows in 2019, he released his highly anticipated debut EP, balloons don’t float here. It garnered the attention of notable tastemakers like Zane Lowe, The FADER, Hypebeast and Lyrical Lemonade, who called it “a display of pop mastery.” Hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, his music melds complex sounds and atmospheric, beat-driven production to create melodic and introspective tracks with potent hooks. He makes lush, synth-driven music, which he writes, performs and produces himself. 

In 2020, with his newly inked deal with RCA Records, he released his critically acclaimed EP, isaac’s insects, which garnered over 48 million streams worldwide. Billboard called it a “stunning major label debut” and led his track “makeup drawer” to be featured in NPR‘s “Best Music of 2020” list. His third EP, evil twin, was released at the top of 2021 and saw support from the likes of Earmilk, who declared it a “defiant pop record,” along with features in PAPER Magazine, SPIN, American Songwriter, E! News and more, while amassing over 38 million streams worldwide. Last fall, Dunbar hit the road on his first-ever North American headlining tour, which included a sold-out show in New York and a performance at the All Things Go Festival in Washington, DC. With new music to come in 2022, Dunbar’s future shines brighter than ever before.

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Kevin Hart × Jason Biggs Host E!’s Lineup

KEVIN HART AND JASON BIGGS LEAD E!’S HILARIOUS NIGHT OF FUN AND GAMES BEGINNING TUESDAY, AUGUST 31 

Beginning at 10pm ET/PT, Season Two of Celebrity Game Face, Hosted and Executive Produced By Kevin Hart, Returns with Wilder Games and More Hysterical Moments  

Immediately Following at 11pm ET/PT, New Series Jason Biggs’ Cash At Your Door Takes Over the Neighborhood with Outlandish Trivia and Cash Prizes 

E! invites viewers to a fun, entertaining game night filled with competitive challenges, trivia and laugh-out-loud moments beginning Tuesday, August 31. Kicking off the night at 10pm ET/PT is the season two return of Celebrity Game Face executive produced and hosted by Kevin Hart and HartBeat Productions. Then, at 11pm ET/PT, the series premiere of Jason Biggs’ Cash At Your Door executive produced and hosted by Jason Biggs, where he surprises unsuspecting families for a chance to win a major cash prize from the comfort of their own living room. 

Celebrity Game Face Season Two logline:              

Celebrity Game Face returns with new celebrity contestants and crazier games, as they go head-to-head with the hopes of winning the Hart of Champion trophy and awarded money for their charity of choice. Each team will compete in at-home games such as Pardon My Pecker where teammates must pop the most balloons with a chicken beak, Cookie Face where players place a cookie on their forehead and twist their face to the cookie in their mouth and Blow Hard where players blow out massive candles wearing a mouth stretcher.  

Celebrity pairings this season include: Aasif Mandvi & Shaifali Puri, Chrissy Metz & Bradely Collins, D’Arcy & Jason Carden, Desus & Mero, Fortune Feimster & Jax, Gronk & Camille, Jason Biggs & Jenny Mollen, Kenan Thompson & Chris Redd, Ludacris & Eudoxie, Nelly & Shantel Jackson, Susan Kelechi Watson & Napiera Groves, T-Pain & Vanessa Fraction and more!   

Catch up on the entire first season of Celebrity Game Face on Peacock beginning August 1.  

Jason Biggs’ Cash At Your Door logline: 

From the producers of the hit format Cash Cab (Lion Television USA), actor and comedian Jason Biggs is the host of the new game show, Jason Biggs’ Cash At Your Door, where Biggs unexpectedly shows up at the front door of everyday people who believe they’re on a show highlighting their homes. Instead, families will be put to the test and work together through three rounds of wide-ranging trivia, for a chance to win $25,000. With the help of a few celebrity guests including former baseball great CC Sabathia, and Bravo stars Dolores Catania and Ryan Serhant, Biggs will make sure his knock is worth answering! 

Celebrity Game Face is produced by Critical Content and HartBeat Productions with Kevin Hart, Jenny Daly, Tom Forman, Jon Beyer, Bryan Smiley, Mike Stein, Michael Canter and Jeff Krask serving as Executive Producers. 

Jason Biggs’ Cash at Your Door is produced by Lion Television USA with Jason Biggs, Allison Corn, Tony Tackaberry, Stan Hsue and Adam Dolgins serving as executive producers, with the format by Ami Amir. The format was created by Matar and is distributed by All3Media. 

About E! Entertainment   

E! is the only global, multi-latform brand for all things pop culture, and airs some of the most sought-after reality series on TV, including The Bradshaw Bunch, Botched and E! True Hollywood Story, Celebrity Game Face and new series We Got Love: Teyana and Iman. E! News is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across E!’s website and all digital and social media. The brand’s programming slate includes Daily Pop, Nightly Pop and digital shows: E! News’ The Rundown and BingE! Club on Snapchat. Live from E! keeps fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture’s biggest nights and the E! People’s Choice Awards celebrates the best in pop culture and is the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit their website

About Critical Content

Critical Content is a leading global independent content studio. Launched in October of 2015, the company focuses on unscripted and scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms.  Critical Content currently has more than 50 projects in production for more than 30 different networks. Recent series include Catfish (MTV), Get Organized (Netflix), World’s Greatest Vacation Rentals (Netflix), Black Woman OWN the Conversation (OWN), Ginny & Georgia (Netflix) Very Cavallari (E!) Celebrity Game Face (E!), The Blended Bunch (TLC), Extreme Unboxing (A&E), The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network), Disney’s Fairytale Weddings (Freeform), Racing Wives (CMT), HOME FREE (FOX), American Spring Live (PBS), Portals To Hell (Travel), Hanging With The Hendersons (Animal Plant), StartUp (Crackle, Amazon), and Limitless (CBS). 

About HartBeat Productions

Founded by Kevin Hart, HartBeat Productions is multi-platform production company creating unique content for worldwide audiences. With a focus in Feature Films, Television and Digital Content, HartBeat aims to provide content from culturally diverse storytellers that resonate on a global scale. HartBeat has a first-look production deal with Netflix, together the two companies will produce feature films.  HartBeat’s most recent feature film Fatherhood, which premiered on Netflix in June has been viewed by more than 61 million accounts worldwide making it one of Netflix’s most successful original dramatic movies on the platform.  Additionally, HBP partnered with Motor Trend to create and produce Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew, which is currently available to stream on the Motor Trend app.  In 2021 HBP also produced the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary The One and Only Dick Gregory which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.  In 2020 HBP produced Kevin Hart’s standup special Zero F**ks Given which was Netflix’s most watched comedy special of the year with over 20 million views.  HartBeat’s first feature film Night School had the highest grossing opening weekend for a comedy in 2018. Other projects include Dave, which was FXX’s most watched comedy ever and currently on air in second season.  Other credits include London Hughes comedy special Catch a D**k, Celebrity Game Face on E! The Next Level and Hart of the City on Comedy Central.  HartBeat currently has numerous Film and Television projects in various stages of development. 

About Lion Television USA

Based in New York, Lion Television USA is headed by Allison Corn and Stan Hsue and has produced programming for Bravo, Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, PBS, History, A&E, Smithsonian, E!, Cooking Channel, MSNBC, CBS, HBO, VH1, MTV, Fox, History, and National Geographic, among others. Recently, the company rebooted their global hit Cash Cab on Bravo, as well as premiered Where Murder Lies and The Murder List on discovery+, Crimes Gone Viral on Investigation Discovery and the documentary film Just One Man for Smithsonian Channel. 

Among the company’s many credits include Diabolical, The Deadliest Decade, The Lies that Bind, Grave Mysteries, Hometown Homicide, Six Degrees of Murder, Dead on Arrival, Follow Your Past, Sexy Beasts, Deadly Devotion, Money From Strangers, Junk Food Flip, Restaurant Redemption, History Detectives, MegaDrive, Easy Chinese, America Revealed,  How Dogs Got Their Shapes, Puppies v. the World, Rebuilding the World Trade Center and many more.

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Audrey Mika x Alive

20 year-old rising star Audrey Mika returns to release her new song and video for “Alive” via RCA Records. Written by Audrey, Midi Jones, Andrew Luce, Jesse Saint John and Amisha Sarkar and produced by Midi Jones and Andrew Luce, “Alive” is a soaring showcase for Audrey’s powerhouse vocals. The music video for the track, directed by Mara Whitehead, is the first time Audrey is letting the world into her past life as a dancer.

Audrey Mika says, “This song is a huge reminder to me to be thankful that I am even here and alive in this world and appreciating the ups and downs of life. It’s a reminder and affirmation that it’s okay to not always be okay and to surround yourself with people that look out for you. I’ve come to realize that I wanted to bring dancing and my music together and go back to this part of me. I think that dancing adds vulnerability and I felt it went hand in hand with this song. The dancing, the singing, and the lyrics show all the different sides of me and who I am. And I hope I can share, and inspire others to do the same and show them that they can trust themselves when things become uncomfortable.”

Earlier this year, Audrey released “Chivalry” and “Excuses” which was featured in Teen Vogue’s “Best New Music Friday” list as well as Billboard’s “10 Cool New Pop Songs.”

Hailing from the Bay Area, Audrey Mika first rose to prominence as a YouTube sensation whose following has continued to grow with her unique covers of popular hits. She has amassed over 1.55 million YouTube subscribers who flock to check out her original material such as her two prior projects, 2018’s “Are We There Yet” and 2019’s “Level Up,’ which she recorded entirely on GarageBand. Her latest EP 5 A.M. was released in early 2020 and includes her hit “Y U Gotta B Like That” which has amassed over 111M streams worldwide as well as“Fake Heartbreak” which Idolator called “soulful.” She’s been called a “rising star” by Paper Magazine, Ladygunn declared her “a beacon of Generation Z brightness,” Flaunt Magazine said she “is more than meets the eye, she is a true visionary with a dedication to her dope desires,” Idolator declared her “…one of the breakout stars of 2020” and her original music has been praised by Ones To Watch who called it “incredible.” Her spring tour saw her first ever New York show sold out. In the summer of 2020, Audrey released “Just Friends” which was met with Billboard praising her “top-notch vocals,” and E! News declaring it an “irrepressibly catchy track” as well as “Red Gatorade” which Idolator called a “bop.” She was featured on “Safe With Me” with producer Gryffin which has garnered over 6M streams worldwide. Audrey released her first taste of music in 2021 with “Excuses.”

Watch “Alive” HERE.

Photo of Larry Namer curtesy of Nicole Goesseringer Muj

QxA With Larry Namer

An entertainment industry veteran with close to 50 years of professional experience in cable television, live events and new media, Larry Namer is a founding partner of Metan Global Entertainment Group (MGEG), a venture created to develop and distribute entertainment content and media specifically for Chinese speaking audiences in China and abroad. In 2018, the company launched the MGEG Film Fund I and serves as a managing partner.  He is also the executive producer of the recently announced feature film “EMPRESS,” a new travel series for the China audience titled “Explore The World,” and an executive producer of the new crime series “Nova Vita.”  He is a co-founder of the recently launched lifestyle platform BeautyKween. Most recently, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of FanVestor.

Mr. Namer is the co-founder of E! Entertainment Television, a company now valued at over four billion USD, and the creator of several successful companies in the United States and overseas. Among those companies are Comspan Communications that pioneered Western forms of entertainment in the former Soviet Union and Steeplechase Media that served as the primary consultant to Microsoft’s MiTV for developing interactive TV applications.  

Early on, he was named the youngest general manager of a major cable system at Valley Cable TV (VCTV) in Los Angeles. His vision and direction garnered VCTV several Emmy and Cable ACE award nominations, as well as recognition by Forbes magazine as the national model for local cable television programming. In 1989, he was awarded the prestigious President’s Award from the National Cable Television Association. He was honored with the “Outstanding Contribution to Asian Television Award” at the 19th Asian Television Awards in Singapore and received the International Media Legacy Award at the 2017 Elite Awards Foundation Gala. He was the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2018 Hollywood Tribute Awards and the 2019 Hollywood China Night, presented by the American-Chinese CEO Society, both in celebration of the Academy Awards®.  In July 2019, he was awarded The Tribeca Disruptor Award at the Novus Summit, held at the United Nations, and in September 2020, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the French Riviera Film Festival. 

We sat down with Mr. Namer to ask him a few questions about the recent collaboration between the companies FanVestor and Cre8or Global. The companies are working together to connect celebrities with their fans. The companies want to deliver future investment opportunities, exclusive perks and experiences, as well as fan-focused sweepstakes, eCommerce exclusives and charity offerings to fans. 

What made FanVestor interested in partnering with Cre8or Global? 

We felt that Cre8or had a unique business model as well as all the resources to execute that plan. They already had some major celebrities and sports figures working with them on beauty, make-up, and wellness products which would fit perfectly into the FanVestor systems. We already had certain celebrities who were looking for strong partners who could take them into those spheres and develop and distribute the products. So, it was a clear and good match for both companies.

What are some things the public can look forward to as a result of this collaboration? 

Very quickly you will see a few major celebrities launch their new product lines directly to their fans via FanVestor. These will be special editions that come with some nice perks which can be collectibles or even unique dream experiences. After first exposing these to hardcore fans, then the products will be made available to the general public. Then a little further down the road, you will see that fans will have the opportunity not only to acquire products, but they will be able to invest in those very same companies

What lead you to become the chief operating officer for FanVestor? 

Well, I was on the advisory board at first because I was intrigued with the concept, but as time went on I learned a lot more and felt that with what FanVestor had accomplished so far coupled with my skills and connections, there was a great opportunity to make FanVestor a market leader and game-changer.

Are there any celebrities that FanVestor and Cre8or Global want to work with that you haven’t yet?

Yes, I would say there are hundreds of celebs that this makes sense for. FanVestor’s targets are sports, esports, fashion, art, film, TV and music stars, and influencers. Just take a dozen from each group and you are over 100. Then there are so many areas that are of interest to us and to celebrities, beyond unique products. There are securities, bonds, experiences and perks, charity fundraising, auctions, sweepstakes, and so on. Over the career of a celebrity, he or she might want to engage in projects within several of those activities.

Does FanVestor have any ideas for the future for other companies you would like to partner with? 

I think the concept of fans wanting to engage with their heroes and celebrities wanting to have a closer, more intimate relationship with their fans is universal. I can see us doing localized versions of FanVestor in other countries and other languages (other than English). I’m a strong believer in finding good, experienced, local partners whenever I engage in business outside the United States.

What advice would you give fans that want to invest in celebrities through FanVestor? 

While return on investment is certainly something to consider, think beyond just the monetary measures and of the intangibles that come with it. For example, the Green Bay Packers are owned by fans and they have special shareholder days and even a merchandise catalog of things only available to shareholders. Besides the monetary reward, they relish in having that stock certificate framed and hanging on the wall for all their friends to see. There is a pleasure to be had in supporting your team that way. So, it’s not just money that is part of the ROI. Choose the things you feel passionate about, whether it be a sports team or a celebrity doing great charity work.

How can the public get involved in this partnership between FanVestor and Cre8or Global? 

Starting next month, you will begin to see the Website and mobile apps populated with the first of a wave of fan opportunities. You can go on right now and register to be kept apprised of all the news

Since you are using the celebrities’ own fanbases, do you see any major problems occurring with promoting the product line?

Not at all. There will be some very clear communication between the celeb and the fans, so everyone knows what is being offered. When it comes to securities, everything is regulated on a federal level, so there is consistency in what and how opportunities are offered to fans.

Where do you see this partnership going in the future? Will the companies continue to work together to connect celebrities and their fans?

Yes, FanVestor and Cre8or are perfectly aligned. Crea8or knows how to develop and market new products with celebrity tie-ins. FanVestor knows how to monetize fandom. Today with the world-changing the way it has, celebrities and their managers, are looking for new ways, to connect to their fanbases and monetize those connections. FanVestor and Cre8or provide a one-stop shop for them.

TCTS RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BETTER WITHOUT YOU” FEATURING GLOWIE

TCTS – Better Without You

Igniting 100 million-plus worldwide streams and garnering acclaim from E! News and many more, TCTS uncovers a new single entitled “Better Without You” featuring Glowie today. Get the song HERE via Astralwerks. Watch the lyric video, which received a first look on CULTR, HERE.

The “Better Without You” lyric video immediately shows futuristic, AI-like visuals in the background of the lyrics presented. Along with the futuristic design of the video, the lyrics are often shown in neon colors. This accompanies the artistic and modern aesthetic of the words in a line through an artificial face, for example. The song itself has an edgy, yet pop-like and upbeat rhythm to it. The chorus is very catchy and the video shows a robotic-like woman running through an artificial plain filled with dead-looking mannequins. By the end of the lyric video, the meaning behind the song becomes clear as the robotic-like woman figure ends up coming face to face with herself in a mirror, alluding to the idea that she is better by herself and out of a toxic relationship.

Shaylen illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Shaylen – Forgive Myself

“Forgive Myself” is about learning one of the hardest lessons in life…self-forgiveness. Written and produced during self-isolation, the song shows the brutally honest pen-game that has become the hallmark of Shaylen’s reputation. “Forgive Myself” was executive produced and co-written by Jackson Foote from the much beloved electro pop group Loote and produced by Boston from Rice N’ Peas (Bazzi, Kiana Ledé, Anne Marie).

The track shows yet another side of the lyrical songstress. Airy guitar underscores confessions many may have but are hard to confront as she admits, “Don’t know how to love myself without somebody hanging in my bed” and “Don’t know how to be alone without the thought of crawling out my skin.” It builds towards an impressive vocal run fueled by just the right amount of throwback R&B vocal fireworks and pop punch.

Of the track, Shaylen says, “I wrote ‘Forgive Myself’ when I was in a really tough spot mentally. It’s all about my personal struggle with self-forgiveness. We are often taught the importance of apologizing and forgiving others but not the importance of forgiving ourselves when we mess up. I invented apologies, so I know all about it…”

“Forgive Myself” paves the way for more music to come from Shaylen this summer, as she continues to build buzz with her honest lyrics and powerhouse vocals. She recently lent her voice to the Chantel Jeffries banger “Come Back To Me.” It’s already clocked over 1.2 million Spotify streams and counting.In addition to plugs from Billboard, E! News, Variety, Elite Daily and more, CULTR praised Shaylen’s “powerful and meaningful vocals.”

Shaylen leaves a mark on pop by casually dropping the sort of lines you get tattooed somewhere scandalous or reserve for a drunk DM. Unafraid, unapologetic and unfiltered, she’ll put a boring ex on blast in one breath and open up about her deepest insecurities in the next. Yet, she sets gleefully pins those confessions to a defiant soundtrack of R&B, pop and alternative across her debut EP Highs & Lows and the buzzing 2019 single “Sprite.” Posting up over 10 million streams within a year and receiving praise from Billboard, Just Jared, Hollywood Life, Popdust and Idolator who pegged her as “on the brink of a major breakthrough,” the Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter turns heads in 2020 with a series of singles and her forthcoming full-length debut album for Republic Records.

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