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JORDY – IDK SH!T

JORDY RELEASES NEW SINGLE IDK SH!T AHEAD OF LOLLAPALOOZA DEBUT THIS WEEKEND

LISTEN HERE | WATCH THE COMPANION MUSIC VIDEO TO FIND OUT WHICH JORDY ARE YOU?

Rising pop artist JORDY has released his new single IDK SH!T, available now on all streaming platforms. Chronicling the challenges of young adulthood during his twenties, the offering is a bubbly, diaristic pop track showcasing JORDY‘s impressive falsetto and knack at crafting anthemic hooks. Produced by frequent collaborator Drew Polovick, the song arrives just in time for JORDY‘s hometown debut at Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago this weekend, where he will be playing two performances on Thursday, 7/28 (6:30 pm @ Bud Light Seltzer Stage) and Friday, 7/29 (12:45 pm @ T-Mobile Stage). The accompanying IDK SH!T music video is also out today. Directed by Queerty Award-winning filmmaker Assaad Yacoub, it features various JORDY characters on a dating show, prompting fans to ask, Which JORDY are you?

I remember being a kid and thinking about what it would be like to be an adult: The freedoms, the knowledge, and the experience. Everything about it sounded so cool, but here we are, three years away from turning 30 and I still feel like a child, JORDY explained about the song’s inspiration. I feel like life lately has been cycles of calling my parents begging for answers: How do taxes work? How do you jump start a car? Should I be further ahead in my career? How do I find love? The list goes on, but sometimes, they don’t even have the answers. I want to normalize this feeling of not having it together because truthfully, nobody fully does. It’s important to remember that in moments when you’re being hard on yourself, he added.

Mining inspiration from pop staples such as The Spice Girls, Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, and contemporaries such as Troye Sivan and Lauv, JORDY‘s songs blend the glimmering, bouncy 90s pop sound with sincere, vulnerable, and conversational songwriting. He unveiled his debut album Mind Games in November 2021, along with a companion acoustic EP in February, and Pride anthem Dry Spell earlier this summer, which Teen Vogue called a bright new single made for the dance floor, while Billboard lauded it one of his best produced tracks to date.

JORDY‘s heart-on-his-sleeve approach to modern pop music has resonated with fans nationwide, resulting in 100M+ career streams, sold out shows across the U.S., and a devoted following on TikTok with his 2021 dance-pop hit Long Distance that went viral on the platform in 2021. JORDY delivered a stellar performance of the track during his national television debut on The TODAY Showand earlier this year, he nabbed a nomination at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in the Social Star category.

JORDY is in the studio working on his sophomore project, with more details to be revealed soon.

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Erika Sirola New Album, "Who?" via Elektra Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

 ERIKA SIROLA – WHO?

23-year-old Finland native Erika Sirola has announced her debut EP, Who? The four-track collection is set to arrive August 5th via Elektra Records and is available for presave now.

To celebrate the announcement, Sirola has unveiled her brand new single All In My Head, available now on all streaming platforms. The track arrives alongside a cinematic music video directed by Nico Poalillo, which is streaming now on Erika’s official YouTube channel. Written in London when Sirola was just 18, All In My Head is an ineffably catchy piece of alt-pop, unfolding in lush yet jagged textures and choir-like harmonies as she confesses her insecurity with a potent candor.

Sirola commented, All In My Head was written in London back in 2017, so I was a mere 18 years old. My head was most certainly not all there I was very confused as to who I was and what I wanted out of myself, my music and my life. The song is from the mind and heart of a very different individual and it’s clear when listening, but it marks and represents a significant step to who I have become. It marked a time of solidifying my sense of purpose of creating art to writing music. Looking back at it now, I am grateful to be able to see how scared I was to take risks in my creativity. I’m excited to see what others take from the song and how differently they will react and respond.

Last month, the artist announced her signing to Elektra Records and shared debut single End Of The Day. The news was shared exclusively via Consequence, who raved, End Of The Day embodies Sirola’s unique voice. Starting as a soft-spoken piano ballad, it soon falls into a world of dramatic synth pads and a drumbeat that sounds like it’s ripped from a club hit all without losing its emotionalityEarly Rising attested, Sirola’s sultry, strong, and raw vocal abilities are incredibly captivating from the moment the song begins, floating whimsically over the lovesick soundscape. Sirola has the innate ability to turn pain into something beautiful. Her creativity knows no bounds, and this song is just the beginning, while MUD Magazine declared Erika Sirola’s debut single gives us the most beautiful combination of profound lyricism with a freshly unique sound.

Opening in stark simplicity then slowly building to a glorious whirlwind of fast and frantic beats, End Of The Day tilts heartbreak into something strangely sublime. The single is available now on all streaming services and is accompanied by a captivating performance video directed by Nico Paolillo, which is streaming on Erika’s official YouTube channel. In addition to being a longtime piano player, guitarist, and clothing designer, Sirola is also a talented visual artist and designed the EP’s mixed-media art.

About Erika Sirola:

For Erika Sirola, the act of creating is an impulse as natural as breathing. Growing up in Helsinki (and spending most summers with her mother’s family in Canada), Sirola first discovered the power of alchemizing pain into art as a young child. A songwriter since the age of eight, the 23-year-old Finland native landed her first record deal at 12 and spent much of her late adolescence and early adulthood living in such far-flung cities as L.A. and Berlin and London, gradually shaping a singular musical identity informed by everything from art-pop to techno to the more esoteric edges of folk, jazz and experimental music. Newly signed to Elektra Records, Sirola centers the beguiling vocal presence she first brought as a featured artist on Robin Schulz’s 2018 smash hit Speechless to make her debut with upcoming EP Who? arriving August 5th and offering a dazzling first glimpse at the wild expanse of her creativity.

1. All in My Head

2. End of the Day

3. Souvenir

4. A Little More

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guccihighheels – Heartbreak Highway

Genre-defying artist, producer and songwriter guccihighwaters has released his major label debut EP, heartbreak highway. The six-track collection is available to stream and download via Public Consumption in partnership with Elektra Music Group HERE. To celebrate the EP’s arrival, guccihighwaters has unveiled a brand new official music video for intimate piano ballad, “believe.” Watch the Ross Ginsberg-directed visual on guccihighwaters‘ official YouTube channel HERE.  

“My goal with this new EP was to showcase how much I’ve grown over the years, especially with my lyrics and vocals,” shares guccihighwaters. “I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with new sounds, and I truly believe this is my best music yet. I’m so glad to put it out into the world.”

In late 2021, guccihighwaters holed up in a Los Angeles studio with producer Courtney Ballard [Waterparks]. He absorbed the spirit of diverse inspirations, ranging from Lionel Richie‘s “Dancing on the Ceiling” and the Drive Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to The Weeknd. “Courtney played a bunch of eighties beats for me,” guccihighwaters recalls. “I was into a lot of synth-revival music, so it was cool to hear where it came from. I took the synths and the drum grooves and morphed my style to fit those elements. It felt natural.”

guccihighwaters announced his signing to Public Consumption last month alongside the release of tracks “crash my car” and “devil on my shoulder.” Earlier this month, he formally announced the heartbreak highway EP and unveiled the synth-driven single “the chase” alongside an official music video. Signifying a new era in guccihighwaters’ ever-evolving sound, the EP’s early releases arrived to immediate praise from Alt Press, Consequence, Ones To Watch and more.

guccihighwaters is currently on the road in North America supporting nothing,nowhere. The 25-city trek kicked off last month and will conclude on May 27 in New York, NY at Irving Plaza. The bill also includes Poorstacy, carolesdaughter and Snarls. This fall, guccihighwaters will support nothing,nowhere. on tour in the UK and Europe. A complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found HERE

heartbreak highway follows guccihighwaters’ 2021 album joke’s on you. Arriving to widespread acclaim, KERRANG! promised, “Whatever genre you label the tunes, the music of guccihighwaters doesn’t joke around when it comes to conveying emotion in its rawest form.” Alt Press lauded the “accomplished artist poised to be a star,” while Ones To Watch proclaimed, “the sounds from singer/producer Morgan Murphy are as raw as it gets.” Billboard applauded standout single “rock bottom” [feat. nothing,nowhere.] as “the highlight of guccihighwaters’ joke’s on you album,” and NME praised the track as “an introspective blend of alt-rock and dark hip-hop flourishes—a marked progression from the online emo scene.” 

About guccihighwaters

guccihighwaters glides through a soundscape familiar enough to catch your attention, yet futuristic enough to hold it. The artist, singer, and producer not only blurs the lines between alternative, R&B and hip-hop, but also the boundaries between yesterday, today and tomorrow. Growing up in between Long Beach, NY and Ireland, he maintained a diehard passion for music. After discovering Yung Lean at 18-year-old, he crafted beats all night. A year into this evening ritual, he picked up a microphone and penned lyrics to anesthetize the pain of his first breakup. His first collection of songs comprised the post death EP in 2017. Among many standouts, the fan favorite “i’m so sick of this” gathered 51.6 million Spotify streams and counting. In its wake, he unleashed music at a prolific pace, including multiple EPs and his 2021 full-length debut, jokes on you. Along the way, he toured with Lund, Lil Lotus, Smrtdeath, guardin, and nothing,nowhere.

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Preakness LIVE Festival

1/ST EXPERIENCE, curators of world-class entertainment and hometown hospitality for Preakness 147, announces a collaboration with Baltimore’s own Kevin Liles, CEO and Chairman of 300 Entertainment and Elektra Music Group, to launch Preakness LIVE Culinary, Art & Music Festival as part of an expanded Preakness entertainment and cultural celebration set to take place on Black-Eyed Susan Day, Friday, May 20. The festival is just one part of 1/ST’s new long-term campaign, Baltimore 1/ST, kicking off this year. 

In consultation with Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and in collaboration with Baltimore notable Kevin Liles, Preakness LIVE will be the first event to take place as part of Baltimore 1/ST, a holistic new campaign that heralds the Preakness’ lifelong home and represents a commitment from 1/ST, owner and operator of the Preakness, to support and build on the optimism and enthusiasm for the future of the city.  Baltimore 1/ST will champion the race’s connection to Baltimore by leveraging the Preakness platform to highlight and impact local culture year-round across the pillars of music, art, fashion, culinary, sports and community, featuring both international and local Baltimore talent.

“I am incredibly excited about this new collaboration being led by a true son of Baltimore. This will not only improve the Preakness experience, but also support and elevate Baltimore culture through art, sports, fashion and food year-round,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott.”I look forward to the profound impact this new focus on Baltimore art and culture will have on our city’s next generation of creative minds. I want to thank Kevin Liles, 300 Entertainment and Elektra Music Group, and 1/ST EXPERIENCE for their investment in our city and it’s unique cultural fabric.”

Taking place in the iconic Pimlico Infield, Preakness LIVE will feature performances by GRAMMY Award winners Ms. Lauryn Hill and Megan Thee Stallion, NAACP Image Award winner D-Nice and Baltimore-bred talent including rising singer Brittney Spencer, Darin Atwater and The Soulful Symphony, plus a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by WanMor and more. Local talent will also perform on the Charm City Stage throughout the evening. Preakness LIVE is produced in collaboration with Karlitz & Company.

“Baltimore is more than a city, just as Preakness is more than a race,” said Kevin Liles, CEO and Chairman of 300 Entertainment and Elektra Music Group. “What we’re building with Preakness LIVE is a movement, not a moment. As a native son of this great city and a life-long fan of Preakness, I’m so proud to help bring an event of this scale and scope home, creating a cultural milestone both for residents and visitors rediscovering Baltimore’s charms.”  

Celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio, Marcus Samuelsson, Gail Simmons and beloved Baltimore chefs Saon Brice of BLK Swan and Mario Moise of Bar ONE will perform culinary showcases on the main stage. Chefs Colicchio, Samuelsson and Simmons will collaborate to develop unique offerings for guests in the Finish Line Suites, Turfside Terrace and the Home Stretch Pavilions. Preakness LIVE will also debut Restaurant Row, made up of a diverse group of local eateries featuring regional culinary delights serving fans on both Black-Eyed Susan Day and Preakness Day.

Baltimore’s vibrant art scene will be given a showcase in the Pimlico infield during Preakness weekend with unique installations throughout the art garden, curated by acclaimed Baltimore multidisciplinary artist and founder of “The Last Resort Artist Retreat” Derrick Adams. The art garden will display works from a multitude of local artists as well as entrants of the Preakness 147 Art of Racing campaign, among other exciting activations. 

To further connect the Preakness weekend celebrations to Park Heights, Park Heights Renaissance will sponsor and lead the first annual George “Spider” Anderson Preakness Music and Arts Festival in recognition of the first African American jockey to win the Preakness Stakes in 1889. The day-long festival on May 21st will feature live music, arts & crafts, the days’ races live-streamed, top food trucks and will highlight community businesses and partners.  

Park Heights Renaissance Executive Director Yolanda Jiggetts says, “We are committed to engaging the community in the history of Preakness. This will be a celebration of the Preakness in a way that’s groundbreaking and we hope connects residents and local businesses like never before. 1/ST continues to show its commitment to strengthening its reach in the community through its growing relationship with Park Heights Renaissance.” 

During the third running of the George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, the recipient of the George E. Mitchell Park Heights Community Fellowship Grant, awarded by Park Heights Renaissance, will be recognized with a special presentation from the Winner’s Circle. The iconic race was renamed in 2020 to highlight the extraordinary legacy of Mitchell himself and to create a platform for the recognition of those in the Park Heights community who share in Mitchell’s vision and leadership towards revitalization of the Park Heights community.

“The Preakness 147 celebration, including everything we are doing on Black-Eyed Susan Day and on Preakness Day, will bring together entertainers, artists, lifestyle, hospitality and culinary leaders, and the community for weekend of events that will put Baltimore front and center,” said Jimmy Vargas, CEO, 1/ST EXPERIENCE. “We are thrilled to be working with Mayor Scott, Kevin Liles, Yolanda Jiggetts and some of the city’s top cultural shapeshifters to reaffirm and evolve the connection between the Preakness and the people of Baltimore.”Tickets for Preakness LIVE go on-sale April 13th and range from $49-$175. These and other Preakness weekend tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE.  As part of the ongoing partnership between 1/ST and Park Heights Renaissance, tickets for Preakness LIVE and for InfieldFest will be distributed to the Parks Heights community through Park Heights Renaissance.

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Fitz and the Tantrums Tour

Multiplatinum band Fitz and the Tantrums have announced additional touring plans for summer 2022. The run of dates—co-headlined with Andy Grammer—are set to kick off in Key West, FL on July 29th. Ticket pre-sales will begin this Wednesday, April 13, at 10 AM local time, with general on-sale starting this Friday, April 15, at the same time. For more information, please click HERE

Fitz and the Tantrums frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick said: “We cannot wait to get our fans together with Andy’s fans this summer and get everybody dancing. The wrong party tour is gonna go down in history as one hot, sweaty mess not to be missed. Were you there?”

Fitz and the Tantrums are also set to embark on a co-headlining run alongside St. Paul and the Broken Bones this summer. The run of dates are set to kick off in Asheville, NC, on June 1. Support on the first leg comes from Seratones; the second leg will feature Devon Gilfilian

The LA-based band has been busy working on new material to follow up 2019’s ALL THE FEELS, which featured the top 10 hit “I Just Wanna Shine” and was supported by national television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly and Ryan. In 2021, Fitz and the Tantrums’ frontman released his first-ever solo album, HEAD UP HIGH, under the moniker: FITZ. FITZ performed the album’s infectious title track on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Good Morning America.

Stay tuned for more from Fitz and the Tantrums very soon.

About Fitz and The Tantrums

Over the course of four full-length albums, multi-platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums have grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. Beginning with their 2010 debut album PICKIN’ UP THE PIECES and its gold-certified single “Moneygrabber,” the LA-based sextet built a rabid fanbase with their infectious music and energetic live shows, which landed them a coveted spot on the Coachella Music and Arts Festival lineup. The band’s major label debut MORE THAN JUST A DREAM arrived in 2013 and spawned back-to-back platinum-certified singles in “Out Of My League” and “The Walker.” Following that breakout success, Fitz and the Tantrums returned with their 2016 release FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, which featured their biggest hit to date, the double-platinum certified “HandClap.” Amassing billions of streams and attracting praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, and more, the group has morphed into an arena-ready force, performing countless, sold-out headlining shows and marque music festivals around the world.

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Avril Lavigne – Bite Me

AVRIL LAVIGNE RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE “BITE ME”

Multiplatinum star Avril Lavigne has released “Bite Me,” her first new music since 2019 and label debut for Travis Barker’s DTA Records. The exhilarating track is available everywhere now, and, to celebrate the arrival of “Bite Me,” the eight-time GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum singer, songwriter, designer, and philanthropist will treat fans to the song’s first late-night television performance on CBS’s The Late Late Show With James Corden tonight. Founded by Barker, DTA Records operates as a worldwide venture with Elektra Music Group.

Welcoming Avril to the DTA Records family, Barker said, “Avril and I have been friends for a long time, but I think I’ve been a fan of hers even longer! She’s a true badass and an icon as a performer, songwriter, and presence. We had gotten in the studio earlier this year, and we were having so much fun that I knew I wanted to ask her to join the DTA team. I’m so stoked she’s now part of the label. I can’t wait for everybody to experience the incredible music she’s about to drop.”

Avril offered, “I’ve always admired Travis and his work. The first time we worked together was 15 years ago on my album The Best Damn Thing’ and I have really enjoyed watching him develop into the producer that he is today. We spent a lot of time writing songs and working on this record together, and signing to his record label, DTA felt like the perfect home for me and my new music. Travis understands my vision as a musician, my creative process as an artist, and my goals at this stage of my career. I am excited to be dropping Bite Me. It’s an anthem about knowing your worth, what you deserve, and not giving someone a second chance who doesn’t deserve you.”

Elektra Music Group Co-Presidents Mike Easterlin and Gregg Nadel commented, “Avril is the rare superstar whose influence only grows with each generation. You can feel her impact across popular music, and it continues to magnify. It comes down to the fact that she’s an amazing songwriter and dynamic performer with undeniable artistic integrity. That holds true in her new music. We’re excited to work with Travis to bring her vision to life.”

Baring her teeth like never before, the high energy and anthemic “Bite Me” was co-produced by Barker, John Feldmann, and Mod Sun. The official music video directed by Hannah Lux Davis is in the final stages of production now. Last week, Avril shared a post on TikTok that teased her signing to DTA Records with a clip of her and Travis performing a snippet of “Bite Me” that has amassed over 10 million views and 1.5 million likes in just a few days. Avril had broken the internet earlier this year with her first foray onto the platform: her viral “Sk8er Boi” post co-starring none other than skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. The clip impressively reached 33.9 million views and generated 6.7 million likes.

Avril is set to launch a world tour in 2022 with dates to be revealed imminently. Stay tuned for much more from Avril Lavigne soon.

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Twenty One Pilots × Roblox

Roblox and Warner Music Group announced the Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience, a pioneering interactive virtual concert powered by the latest Roblox technology. The fully immersive performance begins inside Roblox on Friday, September 17th at 4 p.m. PDT, kicking off the Grammy Award-winning Fueled By Ramen/Elektra artist’s sold out Takeover Tour.

The high-fidelity experience will feature the first-ever dynamic setlist dictated by fans in real-time; metaverse-spanning pre-concert quests involving some of Roblox’s most popular experiences that also feature custom portals that will transport users into the pre-concert venue; exclusive custom designed virtual merchandise, and much more. Fans can access the experience and join the pre-show festivities beginning today by visiting the Twenty One Pilots event page. New Roblox users will need to create an account to enter the concert venue.

Twenty One Pilots is a band that has spent their entire career figuring out how to reach the most people possible,” said the band’s longtime Creative Director Mark Eshleman. “From selling out the small room and moving to the big venue next door, to now launching a virtual experience with Roblox for millions of users, the goal has always been the same. The Roblox team has made an effort every step of the way to honor the band’s fans, its lore, and history to make sure this experience aligns with what people can expect from a show.

Designed in close collaboration with the band and Eshleman, the Roblox event aligns with Twenty One Pilots’ fan-first philosophy, bringing this experience to fans worldwide. The five-song set will feature a combination of hit songs as well as new material from their 2021 album, Scaled and Icy.

Mike Easterlin, Co-President, Elektra Music Group, said: “Tyler and Josh are two of the most unapologetically bold, forward-thinking artists I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Their commitment to connecting with their fans in new and creative ways is unparalleled, and I’m always amazed at how Mark continually finds ways to execute their imaginative vision. Roblox is a perfect partner in delivering another unique and exciting new way for fans to experience the world of Twenty One Pilots.

Jon Vlassopulos, Global Head of Music, Roblox, said: “We are taking virtual concerts to the next level with our Twenty One Pilots virtual concert experience. We wanted to make it truly interactive and participatory for the fans, for the band, and for our broader Roblox developer community. Fans will be able to decide the order of the songs that they hear by choosing with their friends. They will be able to interact with the environment in creative ways becoming part of the show, and Tyler and Josh will participate in a live chat with fans after the virtual concert. This is what Roblox is built for, bringing people together to interact in new and exciting ways and we are just scratching the surface of what’s possible.”

Oana Ruxandra, Chief Digital Officer & Executive Vice President, Business Development, Warner Music Group, said: “The Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience is a completely new format of interactive music experiences on Roblox. It is non-linear, it is choose-your-own-path, and it is the very reason why we have such a close partnership with Roblox. Our goal is to continue to build ever-evolving ways for our artists and fans to meet, connect and create something authentic together.”

The first-of-its-kind experience will include:

  • A dynamic setlist that gives users in each concert the ability to control the order of songs performed through instantaneous voting once the concert begins. Each song will feature its own meticulously designed set with a high level of fidelity and realism, powered by the latest in Roblox’s lighting, physically based rendering, and motion capture technologies.
  • Emotes, interactive features, and bespoke virtual merchandise (“verch”) including more than 30 exclusive custom-designed pieces available for purchase.
  • Metaverse-spanning pre-concert quests that will be integrated into three top Roblox experiences Ultimate Driving: Westover Islands, Creatures of Sonaria, and World // Zero, which collectively have over 400 million visits. These quests will enable users to earn Twenty One Pilots prizes and include portals that allow users to be transported into the Twenty One Pilots pre-concert venue from across the Roblox platform in the days leading up to the concert.
  • Behind the scenes footage detailing the creation of the virtual concert itself and a Q&A interview with the band, available now as part of the pre-concert experience.

Fans can replay performances at the top of each hour through Sunday, September 19 at 11 p.m. PDT.

About Roblox

Roblox’s mission is to build a human co-experience platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. Every day, tens of millions of people around the world have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive digital experiences. All of these experiences are built by the Roblox community, made up of over eight million creators. We believe in building a safe, civil, and diverse community, one that inspires and fosters creativity and positive relationships between people around the world. 

About Twenty One Pilots

GRAMMY Award-winning Twenty One Pilots quietly emerged as one of the most successful bands of the 21st century and redefined the sound of a generation. After billions of streams and dozens of multi-Platinum certifications around the world, the history-making Columbus, OH duoTyler Joseph and Josh Dun ascended to a creative and critical high watermark on their new full-length album, Scaled And Icy. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top “Rock Albums” and “Alternative Albums” charts, while landing at No. 3 on the “Billboard 200,” marking the biggest opening week for a rock album in 2021. Among a collection of anthems, Scaled And Icy spawned “Shy Away,” which spent eight consecutive weeks at #1 at Alternative Radio, and “Saturday” which just climbed to #1 at Alternative Radio marking the band’s 9th #1 single in the format. Scaled And Icy follows Twenty One Pilots’ 2018 Platinum certified album TRENCH, which features the platinum singles: “Chlorine,” “My Blood,” and the GRAMMY  Award-nominated “Jumpsuit.” The album graced spots on “Best of” year-end lists by Billboard, KERRANG!, Alternative Press, and Rock Sound who placed it at #1. Formed in 2009, the guys grinded towards this moment following the mainstream breakout of 2015’s BLURRYFACE. Certified quadruple-platinum in the U.S., it was declared the first album ever to have every one of its songs certified Gold or Platinum by the RIAA, and garnered a GRAMMY  Award for the Diamond certified “Stressed Out.” In 2019 Twenty One Pilots announced that their 2013 LP Vessel achieved the same Gold & Platinum milestone with every individual track from the album receiving Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum certification from the RIAA, making the duo the first artist/group with two albums to reach this landmark achievement.

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Prateek Kuhad – Khone De

PRATEEK KUHAD SHARES KHONE DE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

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NEW EP SHEHRON KE RAAZ

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Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad has shared the official music video for Khone Do. The track appears on his recently released Hindi EP, Shehron Ke Raaz, with the video streaming now on Prateek’s official YouTube channel.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Reema Sengupta (aka Reema Maya), the whimsical video meanders through fantastical dreamscapes, with the collage art brought to life by Rushil Bhatnagar and Sourya Sen, and serves as a surrealist exploration of the shared dreams of lovers depicted through experimental photomontages.

Kuhad stated, I wanted to explore the idea deep physical and emotional intimacy that lovers share by the idea of them being in bed together. I’ve experienced that intimacy and I’m sure so many others have as well. Reema took that idea into a fantastical and dreamy world that’s privy only to these lovers, that they share together and that outlines their relationship. It’s a gorgeous take on the sentiment behind the song!

Director Reema Sengupta (Maya) elaborated, We wanted to visually explore the concept of timelessness in love. In the music video for ‘Shehron Ke Raaz’, we did it through a nostalgic dance video rooted in real spaces. In the music video for Khone Do we’re looking at timelessness in love through dreams – where the past, present and future can all co-exist in the same frame. The track feels like a beautiful lullaby, it makes you feel like everything is going to be okay. We took the simplest, most instinctive thought that the song evoked and embarked on an ambitious adventure to make an epic 4-minute-long dream.

Last month, the artist shared the official video for the EP’s title track, a slice-of-life music video that pays a charming ode to old Bombay and captures a theme that is central to the four-track Shehron Ke Raaz EP, secret stories of love nestled in the big cities. The video is streaming now on the artist’s official YouTube channel.

The Shehron Ke Raaz EP arrived earlier this month and has already amassed nearly ten million streams globally. Kuhad returns to his Indian roots on the project, recording in Bombay and singing in Hindi as he explores the intimate, often hidden worlds that lovers create for themselves. There’s a sweetness to his delivery that transcends language and culture, resulting in a dreamy and profoundly moving body of work that speaks to the kind of fundamentally human desires that bind us all. The four-track collection includes an acoustic version of Kuhad’s 2020 breakout hit Kasoor, and was heralded by singles Tere Hi Hum and the EP’s title track. Shehron Ke Raaz is available now on all streaming platforms via Elektra Records.

Last fall, Prateek announced his signing to Elektra Records, making history as the first solo Indian act to join the storied label. The news was heralded by the re-release of his 2018 breakthrough EP cold / mess, lauded by Atwood Magazine as an utterly breathtaking, expansive piece of indie folk mastery. The collection has racked up critical praise from NPR, Vulture, Billboard, Uproxx, and former President Barack Obama, who featured cold / mess on his 2019 Songs of the Year playlist. In February, Kuhad shared cold / mess (on piano), a stripped-back take of the delicate ballad.

About Prateek Kuhad

Hailed by Rolling Stone India as one of the country’s leading singer-songwriters, Prateek Kuhad has taken the rest of the world by storm in recent years, writing and performing in both Hindi and English and garnering a slew of accolades and honors around the globe with his mesmerizing, cinematic songwriting.

Growing up in the small city of Jaipur, India, Kuhad’s childhood listening diet consisted primarily of the Indian pop and Bollywood soundtracks that filled the local radio dial, as well as his parents’ CD collection, which contained only limited Western music. A move to New York City for college opened Prateek’s eyes to a new world of music, discovering Elliott Smith and inspiring him to seriously pursue his musical ambitions. While Kuhad has long been a household name in his native country (he became one of Spotify India’s most-streamed artists when the service launched there and the cold/mess EP debuted at #1), 2019 proved to be his breakout year in North America, with a star-making turn at SXSW and a cross-country headline run that culminated with three sold out shows in New York City.

Prateek’s debut album In Tokens and Charms was an instant hit, earning the artist an MTV Europe Music Award, Indie Album of the Year honors from iTunes, and the title of Best Pop Artist at the Radio City Freedom Awards. The album’s opening track, Oh Love, captured first place in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition, which previously helped launch artists like Gotye and Passenger to global audiences. Kuhad has sold out auditorium and amphitheater dates across India, landed arena support slots with the likes of Alt-J and Mike Posner, and traveled the world for headline and festival performances in the US, UK, Australia, Singapore, Canada, and France.

Prateek Kuhad

Shehron Ke Raaz EP

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Tracklisting

  1. Shehron Ke Raaz
  2. Khone Do
  3. Tere Hi Hum
  4. Kasoor – Acoustic

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Image via Elektra Music Group for 360 Magazine

Livingston – Message in a Bottle

LIVINGSTON DEBUTS NEW SINGLE MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

NEW EP AN UNLIKELY ORIGIN STORY

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Fresh off the release of his EP, An Unlikely Origin Story, Elektra Records artist Livingston has debuted new single Message In A Bottle. The track is available now on all streaming platforms.

Livingston elaborated on the single, adding, There are times when I waste so much potential thinking about what could have been, what I could have changed, what I would have said differently. I wanted to write a song about what it would feel like to let that go, to say one statement of closure and make peace with the change.

Earlier this summer, Livingston shared new EP An Unlikely Origin Story and made his live performance debut, supporting Fitz and the Tantrums on select dates. The EP was heralded by singles The Giver, Hercules, and Superkid. Hercules, a song about fearing change and embracing vulnerability, was co-produced by Jorgen Odegard (Justin Bieber, Yungblud, Quinn XCII, Imagine Dragons) and co-written by Odegard and Chloe George. The track followed December single Superkid, which is accompanied by a powerful visual written and directed by Livingston himself. Livingston has racked up over 40 million streams on DSPs and nearly 2 million followers on Tik Tok in only a year, cementing his status as an artist on the rise. An Unlikely Origin Story EP is available now on all streaming platforms.

Last year, the self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and engineer shared his debut EP Lighthouse, praised as uplifting and inspiring by PopularTV and earning Livingston the title of pop star in the making from Ones To Watch. The eight-track collection is available now at all DSPs via Elektra Records and features standout track Carnival in addition to singles Home, Say The Word, and Fairytale, the latter of which was shared by Billboard alongside the artist’s Elektra Records signing announcement.

Growing up in Denton, Texas, Livingston was faced with bullying, anxiety, and relentless self-doubt. Throughout his childhood, he struggled to fit in and faced a constant battle to find his place in the world, finally finding the connection and understanding he sought when he poured his feelings of loneliness, isolation and inadequacy into song. Drawing inspiration for his orchestral cinematic pop from a wide range of artists in pop, hip hop and film scores, Livingston combines instantly memorable melodies with sweeping orchestral compositions and is first and foremost driven by honest storytelling.

Livingston’s Message In A Bottle AVAILABLE NOW

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PinkPantheress – Just For Me

PINKPANTHERESS RELEASES NEW SINGLE JUST FOR ME

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PinkPantheress releases long-awaited single Just for me via Elektra Records/Parlophone Records.

The Mura Masa produced track features a delicate composition of melodic guitar riffs as her signature saccharine vocals glide through the uk garage influenced earworm. The single has been highly requested across the internet with over 700k videos using a snippet of the track on TikTok.

Speaking on the track PinkPantheress states: ’Just for me’ is a song based around unhealthy obsession and is almost a part two to ‘pain’.

Listen on repeat HERE

Though she only debuted in 2021, PinkPantheress has gained a strong fanbase including Dazed who referred to her music as irresistibly catchy earworms. She has also received love from i-D, Pitchfork, NPR, Pigeons & Planes and more.

Get to know PinkPantheress below and stay tuned for more.

PinkPantheress in numbers

PP makes her music at 3am in her university halls: I have my uni work to do, and I didn’t have the luxury of a recording studio or ‘creative me-time’. She was born in 2001, in Bath. She has 667k+ followers on TikTok and 4.1 million likes. PinkPantheress’ discography has collectively reached 100+ million global streams

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