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Cafuné signs to Elektra Records and launches Tek It via 360 MAGAZINE

Cafuné – Tek It

Cafuné – the NYC-based duo of singer/songwriter Sedona Schat and writer/producer Noah Yoo – have announced their signing to Elektra Records and shared an official music video for their breakout hit “Tek It.” Produced by Natia Sopromadze and directed by Frederick Venet of Crux Animation Studio, the anime music video for “Tek It” is streaming now on the band’s YouTube Channel.

Having amassed 45 million global streams to date, “Tek It” is featured on Cafuné’s debut album Running, which was released last July via their own Aurelians Club label. “Tek It” currently sits in the Top 5 on Billboard’s “Bubbling Under Hot 100” chart, and recently debuted on the UK’s “Official Singles Chart Top 100.” Furthermore, “Tek It” continues to grow at both Alternative and AAA radio formats, entering the Top 10 this week on Billboard’s “Hot Rock & Alternative Songs” chart while also debuting on Mediabase’s “Alternative Chart” this week at #38.

In other recent news, Cafuné have been announced as direct support to CHVRCHES on their upcoming North American headline tour. The coast-to-coast run is set to kick off on July 26th at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, LA and extend into the fall, concluding with a performance on October 3rd at the Knitting Factory in Boise, ID. For tickets and more information on Cafuné’s upcoming tour dates, visit www.wearecafune.xyz.

Sedona Schat and Noah Yoo have been recording alternative pop songs together as Cafuné since their days as NYU students in the mid-2010s.  Self-produced and almost entirely recorded by the duo at their homes, mostly during the pandemic, their debut album Running is a record born in isolation. It peers out at a world that feels like it’s on the precipice of disaster, considering what it means to get older, to carve out a future for yourself. It’s a labor of the duo’s friendship, of doing the work and trying to figure out what the way forward is, even when it seems like there’s no end in sight. It’s a record of growing old and growing up, of making something you can move to—whether you’re alone in a room, in a sweaty club with all of your friends, or driving away to someplace better.

PHOTO CREDIT: NOAH FALGE

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MILES × LØLØ – THE INTERNET

LA-based singer/songwriter and rapper MILES unveiled his new single, “THE INTERNET,” featuring LA by-way-of Toronto pop-punk artist LØLØ. Punctuated by bouncy guitars, breezy beats and a melodic flow, the track is a sunny anthem leading into the summer season. Listen HERE. The accompanying music video is also out and highlights the challenges of dating in the modern era. Of the song’s inspiration, MILES explained with a laugh, “It’s about scrolling online during quarantine, seeing beautiful women, and knowing there’s no chance.” Watch the new visual HERE.

Of the new collaboration, LØLØ added, “I got connected with MILES through my manager and label, and we instantly hit it off in a session. A few weeks later, I saw him tease a song concept on TikTok, and I made a duet to it, without thinking too much into it. He saw it, felt there was something there, and we got back into the studio and actually turned it into a collab.

MILES creates big, high-energy tracks that people can relate to when navigating life and relationships. Early Rising called “MISS INDEPENDENT,” MILES’ first-released single of 2022, a “brilliant feel-good track that continues his exciting trajectory to becoming a household name,” while MUD Magazine praised his “unique sound” that is setting him up to be “one of [their] favorite artists.” MILES is also currently in the studio working on new original music, slated for release this summer. Stay tuned for more to come.

About MILES

MILES’ story might be almost as wild as his fusion of breezy hip-hop, earthshaking pop, and grimy rock. The St. Louis-born and Los Angeles-based singer and rapper bobs and weaves past genre lines with an unpredictable and undeniable style of his own. Predestining their son for music, mom and dad named him in homage to jazz icon Miles Davis. In turn, MILES cranked his old man’s jazz records as well as Kirk Franklin, Bill Withers, Lauryn Hill, Black Eyed Peas and Lil Wayne. Slowly, but surely, MILES developed a following online before cooking up “WHAT IN TARNATION” (2020) back in St. Louis. Beyond inspiring thousands of TikTok videos, it raked in millions of streams as he signed to Elektra Records. He maintained his momentum with the captivating, high-energy follow-up singles “DESPERADOS” and “MOSH PIT.” His new releases with Elektra kickstart a new era for this exciting artist to watch.

About LØLØ

Born and raised in Toronto and now calling LA home, LØLØ has become an undeniable presence in the pop-punk genre. The singer-songwriter has created a striking presence both online and on stage with her effortlessly cool attitude and sharp lyricism. In 2020, LØLØ created a buzz on TikTok where she reimagined music’s biggest hits. Putting her adept lyrical skills to use, she rewrote verses from the opposite perspective of the song’s subject, while still maintaining the original integrity of each song’s tempo and rhyme scheme. Most notably, her take on Taylor Swift‘s “Betty” from “Betty’s Perspective” caught the attention of Swifties and went viral on the platform. In late 2021, LØLØ released her electric EP overkill, which came directly on the heels of her 36-stop US tour with pop-punk titans New Found Glory and Less Than Jake. LØLØ has been compared to Paramore and Avril Lavigne by Billboard, as well as receiving critical acclaim from Paper Magazine, MTV, Kerrang!, American Songwriter, Ones to Watch, Alternative Press, and many more. People Magazine called her an “Emerging Artist making their mark in music” and to date she’s amassed over 35 million streams on Spotify with her numbers continuing to climb exponentially. LØLØ is on the brink of superstardom, so stay tuned as there’s much more to come.

Prateek Kuhad headshot via Sarah Goldstein Elektra Records for use by 360 Magazine

Prateek Kuhad – Favorite Peeps

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad has debuted new single ‘Favorite Peeps,’ the second offering from his upcoming album, The Way That Lovers Do, which is set for arrival on May 20th via Elektra Records. Recorded at Seattle’s secluded Bear Creek Studio with Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy), the album features 11 brand-new tracks about human love, friendship, and connectivity. The Way That Lovers Do is available for preorder now via Elektra Records.

The deceptively light and sweet sounding ‘Favorite Peeps’ describes a low point in the singer’s life. “I realized how your friends and your family and people who love you , they can really help you push through the bad thoughts in your head,” Kuhad revealed. “And being there for them feels like a responsibility that gets you back on track.”

Last month, Kuhad shared intimate lead single ‘Just A Word,’ which arrived alongside a whimsical music video directed by Alex DiMarco (Khalid, Lauv, Wiz Khalifa). In celebration of the record, Kuhad also announced The Way That Lovers Do tour, a North American headline run which kicks off June 2nd in Dallas, TX. The monthlong trek includes a performance at Lodge Room in Los Angeles on June 7th before wrapping up at New York City’s Irving Plaza on June 28th.

April 19, Kuhad announced additional tour dates in San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, and Boston due to overwhelming demand, with general on-sale for the new dates beginning Friday, April 22nd at 10am local time (tour itinerary below). For up-to-date ticketing information, please visit HERE.

Last year, Kuhad shared the Shehron Ke Raaz EP, a four-track collection that included an acoustic version of his 2020 breakout hit ‘Kasoor,’ and was heralded by singles ‘Tere Hi Hum’ and the EP’s title track. Kuhad returned to his Indian roots on the project, recording in Bombay and singing in Hindi as he explored the intimate, often hidden worlds that lovers create for themselves. In 2020, the artist 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 an “an utterly breathtaking, expansive piece of indie folk mastery.” The collection has racked up critical praise from NPRVultureBillboardUproxx, and former President Barack Obama, who featured ‘cold / mess on his 2019 Songs of the Year playlist.

About Prateek Kuhad

Hailed by Rolling Stone India as “one of the country’s leading singer-songwriters,” Prateek Kuhad has been quietly carving out a unique role for himself as a globally recognized pop musician from India for just over a decade. Originally from the northern city of Jaipur, Kuhad, who sings in Hindi and English, easily connects with fans of all ages and backgrounds.

Earning comparisons to indie balladeers like Sufjan Stevens and Jose Gonzalez, Kuhad has generated universal praise and accolades for his pop and folk-driven songs about love and desire in all its forms. His third studio album, The Way That Lovers Do, arrives May 20th via Elektra Records and features 11 brand-new tracks about human love, friendship, and connectivity. Recorded at Seattle’s secluded Bear Creek Studio with Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy), Kuhad for the first time was writing and recording away from the circle of musicians he was accustomed to being around during the recording process. Ultimately, the process forced him to adapt and learn to work with a fresh set of collaborators, freeing his mind and arriving at Kuhadߣs most authentic album to date.

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.

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Masked Wolf × Bring Me the Horizon

Platinum-certified recording artist Masked Wolf has shared his new genre-bending single “Fallout” featuring chart-topping, GRAMMY Award-nominated rock band Bring Me The Horizon. Masked Wolf and the group originally joined forces in the summer of 2021 to record the track, which is complete with the rapper’s skillful verses and a massive chorus spotlighting frontman Oli Sykes‘ powerful, uniquely-recognizable vocals. With its dark, cinematic vibe, the collaboration is heavily influenced by HVDES and features some of her vocals and production. Adding Wolf’s vocals to HVDES‘ contribution gives the track a deeper feel, creating a new world for Bring Me The Horizon to step into. The song also arrives following Bring Me The Horizon‘s recent collaborations with Ed Sheeran on “Bad Habits,” first performed live at the BRIT Awards, and Machine Gun Kelly on “maybe.” “Fallout” is available now on all streaming  platforms, along with a companion lyric video available HERE.

Of the new collaboration, Masked Wolf commented, “I haven’t done a collaboration that felt dark; I always felt that my brand had that edge of darkness to it, and I was waiting for the right opportunity to come along. When I heard ‘Fallout,’ it grabbed me straight away. The way I felt like I was meant to be in the rubble but could still be brought out, that’s the feeling it gave me.” He continued, “The way the song builds over time made me feel like there was nothing wrong with it at all. To me, it’s perfectly structured and gives me the emotions I love diving deeper into when writing songs.”

Last fall, Masked Wolf unveiled his debut 17-track mixtape Astronomical, highlighted by the Australian rapper’s RIAA Certified double-platinum smash “Astronaut In The Ocean” and standout track “Pandemonium.” “Astronaut In The Ocean” proved to be a phenomenon, hitting No. 1 in eight countries around the globe and amassing over one billion streams to date, not to mention becoming the eighth most-consumed song of 2021 and earning multiple nod’s on Variety‘s esteemed Hitmakers List. It spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and climbed to the Top 10 at Top 40 Radio in the U.S. Meanwhile, the official music video has logged nearly 300 million views on YouTube alone.

Masked Wolf made his world television debut with an epic performance of “Astronaut In The Ocean” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon followed by his first, primetime television appearance of the song on The Voice and then on The Kelly Clarkson Show. He also delivered a stellar performance of “Pandemonium” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and most recently on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

About Masked Wolf

Transforming from a mild-mannered man by day into an unrestrained beast in the studio, Masked Wolf (aka, Harry Michael) has unassumingly established himself as a powerful, passionate and primal hip-hop force. After graduating from school, the Sydney, Australia native tirelessly worked in sales to fund recording. He even took out a loan to build a home studio as he cut hundreds of songs and logged thousands of hours in the lab. In 2018, he dropped his independent debut “Speed Racer.” It gathered millions of streams and turned heads across Australia. Following “Night Rider” and “Water Walkin,” he unveiled “Astronaut In The Ocean.” Awash in airy guitar, jagged 808s, neon keys, and deft wordplay, he submerged himself in honest lyricism, facing depression head-on. Re-released via Elektra Records in 2021, “Astronaut In The Ocean” has become a global phenomenon, amassing over one billion streams and hitting #1 in 8 countries around the world. 

About Bring Me The Horizon

BRIT and GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum-selling quintet Bring Me The Horizon is one of the most electrifying and successful rock bands to emerge from the UK. The group kicked off their post-human era in 2020 with the release of the first of four EPs aptly titled POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR. The critically acclaimed release debuted at Number 1 on the UK charts and was praised by NME for being “rooted in raw relevance for today and the cyber-punk energy of tomorrow.” In 2021, the band shared their hit single “DiE4u,” the most recent addition to the post-human collection. To support the release, the group embarked on a sold-out UK arena tour in September 2021 and are set to headline Reading & Leeds Festival in August 2022. Bring Me The Horizon has sold over 4 million albums globally to date, played sold-out shows in over 40 countries, including two sold-out nights at London’s O2 and one night at The Forum in Los Angeles, wowed a traditionally non-rock crowd at Glastonbury Festival in 2016 and 2018, and stole the show at high profile festivals across Europe all summer of 2019. They have now also amassed over 1 billion video views on YouTube. Bring Me The Horizon is made up of vocalist Oli Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Mat Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish.

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JAKE SCOTT SIGNS WITH ELEKTRA RECORDS

Pop singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Jake Scott has officially signed to Elektra Records. After generating north of 400 million streams independently, selling out tours, and receiving praise from Forbes, Billboard, American Songwriter, and more, the Arkansas-born and Los Angeles-based artist kicks off the next chapter of his career and will be unveiling his first release under the newly minted deal very soon.

Jake spoke exclusively to Consequence about the signing, stating, “I’ve been waiting a long time to sign a record deal – it had to be the right timing, the right label, and most importantly, the right people. As soon as I met Gregg, Mike and the rest of the Elektra team, I knew I’d found the perfect partnership. To say I’m excited is an understatement. Signing with Elektra is a dream come true, and I cannot wait to continue my musical journey with them!”

Elektra Music Group Co-Presidents, Gregg Nadel and Mike Easterlin, remarked, “Jake is a tremendous talent with an unrivaled work ethic. A true songwriter, Jake has worked tirelessly to become the brilliant artist and performer he is today. We at Elektra are excited for the world to get to know him the way we have these last few months and couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of his continued journey.”

This week, he launches his first-ever, headlining tour across North America [tour itinerary below]. The dates kick off at Cambridge Room in Dallas, TX on January 14, and includes stops at Basement East in Nashville, TN on January 20, Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on January 25, and the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA on February 10.  A very limited number of tickets are available only for the Philadelphia, PA show on January 28 which was upgraded to the Ardmore Music Hall due to overwhelming demand. For tickets and more information on the upcoming dates, click here.

Last year, he made major waves throughout popular music and culture. Beyond generating hundreds of millions of streams as an independent artist, his 2021 Goldenboy EP earned widespread acclaim. Billboard hailed it as “his most introspective music to date” and added, “Scott’s gradual rise matches his no-frills sound. With a knack for catchy melodies, his songs make for easy listening supported by buoyant pop production, heartfelt narratives, and a buttery voice to boot.Meanwhile, American Songwriter observed, “he found a creative energy, voice, and songwriting perspective all his own,and Forbes profiled him and plugged his virtual donut shop, Goldenboy, in partnership with Grubhub. He also performed on KTLA. Additionally, he canvased the country on tour with LANY throughout the fall. Not to mention, multiplatinum country star Russell Dickerson tapped him to feature on “She Likes It.”

Now, he’s gearing up for a massive 2022. Stay tuned for a whole lot more from Jake Scott very soon.

ABOUT JAKE SCOTT:

Delivering impactful anthems with impressive consistency and grinding tirelessly, Jake Scott has quietly arrived as a proven pop maverick with a dynamic style and a whole lot to say. Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas and based in Los Angeles, the singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist initially transformed into an independent phenomenon. Beyond co-writing for the likes of Jason Mraz, Aloe Blacc, and Carrie Underwood, he unveiled music at a prolific pace before doubling down and dropping one song per month from the beginning of 2018 until the end of 2020. Audiences embraced favorites such as “Like No One Does,” “Tuesdays,” “Favorite T-Shirt,” “She,” and “I Don’t Miss You.” He sold out his very first headline tour and built a diehard fan base, gathering 350 million global streams, averaging nearly 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and attracting hundreds of thousands of followers across social media. Along the way, he garnered praise from Billboard, Forbes, and American Songwriter. He opened up LANY’s 2021 fall tour and returns to the road for a sold out headline run in 2022. Signing to Elektra Records, Jake forges ahead yet again with new music very soon.

TOUR DATES:

1/14 Dallas, TX Cambridge Room (SOLD OUT)

1/15 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock – House of Blues (SOLD OUT)

1/16 Austin, TX Antone’s (SOLD OUT)

1/18 Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge (SOLD OUT)

1/20 Nashville, TN Basement East (SOLD OUT)

1/21 Atlanta, GA Terminal West (SOLD OUT)

1/22 Charlotte, NC The Underground (SOLD OUT)

1/23 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle (SOLD OUT)

1/25 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)

1/27 Washington, DC DC9 (SOLD OUT)

1/28 Philadelphia, PA Ardmore Music Hall (VENUE UPGRADE)

1/29 Cambridge, MA Sonia (SOLD OUT)

1/31 Toronto, ON The Garrison (SOLD OUT)

2/2 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig (SOLD OUT)

2/3 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge (SOLD OUT)

2/4 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry (SOLD OUT)

2/6 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge (SOLD OUT)

2/7 Salt Lake City, UT Soundwell (SOLD OUT)

2/9 San Francisco, CA Brick & Mortar (SOLD OUT)

2/10 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour (SOLD OUT)

2/11 San Diego, CA Voodoo Room (SOLD OUT)

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Home in this World: Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads

LEE ANN WOMACK DEBUTS DUSTY OLD DUST WOODY GUTHRIE COVER TO APPEAR ON HOME IN THIS WORLD: WOODY GUTHRIE’S DUST BOWL BALLADS

REIMAGINED ALBUM ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 10TH VIA ELEKTRA RECORDS

CURATED BY GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING MUSIC SUPERVISOR AND PRODUCER RANDALL POSTER

ALBUM FEATURES CROSS-GENRE COLLECTIVE OF ARTISTS INCLUDING

GRAMMY Award-WINNERS LEE ANN WOMACK AND JOHN PAUL WHITE, WAXAHATCHEE, CHRIS THILE, COLTER WALL AND MORE

GRAMMY Award-winning vocal powerhouse Lee Ann Womack has debuted a cover of Woody Guthrie’s Dusty Old Dust alongside an official lyric video. The track arrives ahead of Home In This Word: Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads, a reimagined version of American folk icon Woody Guthrie’s groundbreaking 1940 album, Dust Bowl Ballads. Curated by GRAMMY Award-winning music supervisor and producer Randall Poster [Skyfall, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boardwalk Empire], Home In This World arrives Friday, September 10th via Elektra Records and is available for preorder now with the endorsement of the Woody Guthrie Estate.

Womack commented on the release, ‘Dusty Old Dust’ is such a great example of how a magical songwriter’s timeless lyrics can bring life to conditions that are hard for us to imagine and keep history alive.

The album was announced earlier this summer via Rolling Stone and heralded by The Secret Sisters’ rendition of Dust Cain’t Kill Me, followed by Waxahatchee’s take on Talking Dust Bowl Blues. Cited as one of the first concept albums ever, Dust Bowl Ballads’ 14 tracks ring true nearly four generations later as America faces a different kind of depression and looming clduimate crisis. Now celebrating its 81st anniversary, the record has been reimagined for a new era by a cross-genre collective of artists. Poster has assembled an all-star cast of everyone from GRAMMY Award winners Lee Ann Womack and John Paul White to grunge poet laureate Mark Lanegan and rising country and Americana star Lillie Mae, acclaimed husband-and-wife folk duo Shovels & Rope, virtuosic mandolinist Chris Thile, celebrated Canadian cowboy Colter Wall, bluegrass phenomenon Watkins Family Hour, and indie stalwarts Waxahatchee.

Sharing aligned missions, Home In This World will be released in partnership with Kiss The Ground, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to awaken people to the possibilities of regenerative agriculture and inspire participation in this movement through media, communications, education, immersive programming, and advocacy.

ABOUT DUST BOWL BALLADS:

Eighty-one years ago, Woody Guthrie spoke to the pain and hopelessness of the American farmer living in a depressed America by telling their stories in words meant for them. His groundbreaking 1940 album, Dust Bowl Ballads, wove together autobiographical and fictional vignettes of the Dust Bowl during The Great Depression. On his first commercial recording and most definitive, he spoke from the heart about his own experiences, stepped into the shoes of Tom Joad from John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, and traced the journey of thousands out of the Midwest and Southern Great Plains to California under the promise of a better life.

ABOUT KISS THE GROUND:

Kiss the Ground is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to awaken people to the possibilities of regeneration and inspire participation in this movement through media, communications, education, workshops, immersive programming, and advocacy. Since 2013, Kiss the Ground has created societal awareness around the extraordinary potential of healthy soil, educating and activating millions around regeneration.

HOME IN THIS WORLD: WOODY GUTHRIE’S DUST BOWL BALLADS

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 10TH

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Tracklisting:

  1. Dust Bowl Blues – Shovels & Rope
  2. I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore – Lost Dog Street Band
  3. Blowin’ Down This Road – Watkins Family Hour
  4. Pretty Boy Floyd – John Paul White
  5. Dusty Old Dust – Lee Ann Womack
  6. Do Re Mi – Colter Wall
  7. Talking Dust Bowl Blues – Waxahatchee
  8. Tom Joad Part 1 – Chris Thile
  9. Tom Joad Part 2 – Lillie Mae
  10. The Great Dust Storm – The Felice Brothers
  11. Dust Cain’t Kill Me – The Secret Sisters
  12. Dust Bowl Refugee – Swamp Dogg
  13. Dust Pneumonia Blues – Mark Lanegan
  14. Vigilante Man – Parker Millsap
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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

AVAILABLE NOW

Tracklisting

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

Connect with Prateek Kuhad via their website, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Johnny Yukon – Flight Plan 001

JOHNNY YUKON SHARES FLIGHT PLAN 001

ELEKTRA RECORDS DEBUT PROJECT AVAILABLE NOW

Singer, songwriter and producer Johnny Yukon has shared Flight Plan 001. Marking the artist’s debut Elektra Records project, Flight Plan 001 is available now on all streaming platforms.

The release was heralded by singles Mystery, which quickly reached the top 25 on the SoundCloud Pop chart, and Soon. Produced by Jenius (Travis Scott, Jack Harlow, Pop Smoke), Soon is also accompanied by an official video directed by Brendan Vaughan (Lil Yachty, Oliver Tree, Charlie Puth), which finds the artist in isolation as the lone crewmember on a fishing boat.

Doubling as an offshoot of his Installation concept, Flight Plan 001 speaks both to Yukon’s lifelong fascination with aviation and opens a different channel for his endless creativity. Following fan demand for proper release, Flight Plan 001 integrates previously released Soundcloud favorites Grow, 81 Nights, Climate, Yes, and Night Like This into the tracklisting alongside seven new tracks.

After making waves from behind the scenes with songwriting placements for Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Camila Cabello, and Leon Bridges, he made his formal artist debut with Installation I in 2018. Johnny’s influence only amplified throughout the global pandemic, co-writing Internet Money’s multiplatinum mega-smash Lemonade [feat. Gunna, Don Toliver, & NAV], Skepta & Pop Smoke’s F9 soundtrack standout Lane Switcha [feat. A$AP Rocky, Juicy J, & Project Pat], and co-producing Trauma from PARTYNEXTDOOR’s Partymobile, which bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. Signing to Elektra in early 2021, Johnny continued to write and record at a prolific pace, distilling post-breakup feelings, isolation, and hope into the sonic architecture.

JOHNNY YUKON

FLIGHT PLAN 001 – AVAILABLE AUGUST 20TH

AVAILABLE NOW

Tracklisting:

  1. FP001
  2. Night Like This
  3. Mystery
  4. Uptown
  5. Soon
  6. Can’t Stop
  7. Alibi
  8. Yes
  9. Climate
  10. Nights
  11. Don’t Blame Me
  12. Grow

ABOUT JOHNNY YUKON:

Much like the recordings of an airplane’s black box, the music of Johnny Yukon chronicles a cloud-scraping personal journey. Spun through a jet stream of lo-fi beatcraft, vintage world-building, hip-hop malleability, and alternative pop eloquence, the Pennsylvania-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer navigates through raw emotions with acute storytelling, head-nodding rhymes, and fits of cathartic falsetto. Even though the ideas often gestate from an intimate personal studio, he projects his vision on the big screen with ambitious scope. After making waves from behind the scenes with songwriting placements for Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Camila Cabello, and Leon Bridges, he made his formal debut with Installation I in 2018. Johnny’s influence only amplified throughout the global pandemic, co-writing Internet Money’s multiplatinum mega-smash Lemonade [feat. Gunna, Don Toliver, & NAV], Skepta & Pop Smoke’s F9 soundtrack standout Lane Switcha [feat. A$AP Rocky, Juicy J, & Project Pat], and co-producing Trauma from PARTYNEXTDOOR’s Partymobile, which bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. Signing to Elektra in early 2021, Johnny continued to write and record at a prolific pace, distilling post-breakup feelings, isolation, and hope into the sonic architecture. Constructing a hub where his emotions and songs may launch from, Johnny Yukon charts a new course forward on his 2021 project, Flight Plan 001.

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Foy Vance × Hair Of The Dog

Award-winning Northern Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance has released “Hair Of The Dog”, the latest track off his forthcoming album Signs Of Life. The song is available to stream and download starting today HERE. Signs Of Life is due for release on September 10 via Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records/Elektra Records. The album is available for pre-order now HERE.
Signs Of Life is the sound of a beloved singer-songwriter at the peak of his powers. It’s also the sound of a man, a husband, a father, a sinner, a drinker belatedly coming to terms with his demons. Namely, after years and years of almost constant touring, an addiction to alcohol and painkillers. In the bluesy, woozy “Hair Of The Dog” Vance tackles the subject head on, listing his self-medicating crutches while confessing :You no longer make me happy / You no longer make me smile / You take everything that’s good within me.”
“I had my first extended period off the road for twenty years, and I realised: wow, I drink two bottles of wine and at least a half bottle of vodka a day,” Vance explains. “I’d start the day with codeine to get myself sorted, and I’d smoke joints throughout the day. I’m showing all the signs of death, getting ashen, grey, smoking more, drinking more, smoking more I hit a wall.”
“The idea for Hair Of The Dog had been around for a while,” he continues. “I was smiling as I wrote it. I thought it was a bit too on-the-nose, but then, the situation is on-the-nose. And the feel is a tip of the hat to the woozy-ness of the beginning of this journey. I want it to make you almost feel a bit seasick.”
“Hair Of The Dog” follows previously released tracks “If Christopher Calls,” “Time Stand Still,” “Signs Of Life” and “Sapling”. Upon its release, The New York Times featured “Sapling” in The Playlist and Clash Music applauded the song as “An instant fan favorite a song about renewal and survival” The album’s early tracks have received additional praise from Entertainment Tonight, Americana UK, and more.
Vance will celebrate Signs Of Life’s arrival with An Evening With Foy Vance, an intimate tour of the UK and US, including stops in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Remaining tickets for the largely sold-out run of shows are available now HERE.
Signs Of Life was recorded in three locations: Vance’s Pilgrim studio at home on the shores of Loch Tay in Highland Perthshire, another recording set-up in a nearby Dunvarlich House, and at Plan B’s Kings X studio in London. The album was written and played more or less entirely by Vance, with assistance from young Northern Irish producer Gareth Dunlop. Serendipitously, Dunlop had been inspired on his career path by a chance encounter with Vance in a coffee shop 18 years ago.
Commenting on the album’s timely subject matter, Vance shared, “Signs of Life is about re-emergence me in my own soft revolution, the world re-emerging in what we’re about to see as we hopefully go back to some semblance of normality. But just life in general  flowers growing through the cracks in Chernobyl. Life finds a way, doesn’t it?”
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QUEEN THE GREATEST

A celebration of 50 of the greatest moments from the Queen story so far.

A 50-week YouTube series celebrating key moments in Queen’s history reminding us why Queen and their music continue to beloved across the world.

Episode 20: “1980: Queen At The Movies Take 1: Flash Gordon”

An unusual venture sees Queen take on a movie soundtrack, with the band determined that the resulting album should be as musically rewarding as their previous ones. Brian and Roger describe how this exciting project came about and broke new ground.

“I think we were quite well ahead of the game there.” – Roger Taylor

“Oh, its not going to work for my film.” – Dino De Laurentiis, Producer

Queen The Greatest Episodes 1-19 Out Now Here.

The Greatest, the journey through the Queen story so far celebrating their biggest songs, performances and achievements, this week looks back at a fascinating new departure for the band.

For what would be the band’s ninth studio album, this would also be a first for them, their first movie soundtrack. It is, of course, Flash Gordon. For a band given to aural spectacular, it seemed a perfect fit although producer Dino De Laurentiis did have his moment of doubt.

In 1980, work on Flash began in tandem with the recording sessions for The Game, but while this would obviously represent something of a departure for the band, they were determined to make it as much a Queen album as their previous ones.

Set against some rare footage of the band live performing “Flash” to image track in London’s Advision Studios, Brian and Roger explain how the project came about.

Roger Taylor: “It was an interesting offer really from (producer) Dino De Laurentiis, and Joe Smith, head of Elektra Records, engineered the whole thing really. And, it was interesting actually, because the film was a big hit in Europe and UK, and flopped completely in America.”

Brian May: “But it became a cult video thing later on. I feel pretty proud of the Flash thing, because really this was the first time that a rock soundtrack had actually been put to a movie which wasnt about rock music.

“There was a lot of resistance to it, a lot of people said it wouldnt work, including Dino. When he first heard it, he went “oh, its not going to work for my film,” the idea of the rock music being in there. But he pretty soon became accustomed to the idea, and he loved it in the end.”

Roger Taylor: “It actually was sort of Brians thing really, and it really did forge quite a lot. I mean you never heard heavy rock – a lot of it was quite heavy – music on a film, and so this battle sequence is really quite ground breaking.”

Brian May: “It was, I think, the first.”

Roger Taylor: “And now you cant see a movie without soundtrack albums coming at you and heavy music.”

Brian May: “And heavy guitars.”

Roger Taylor: “So I think we were quite well ahead of the game there.”

As The Game album started to take up more of the band’s time, Brian took on the responsibility of getting the soundtrack over the line. The title track, “Flash,” would be the only single released, but the album is crammed full of classic Queen tunes  not least “The Hero,” which became a stellar opening to the live showߪ.as can be seen in this band performance in Milton Keynes, UK, June 5 1982.

Understandably, this project begged the question at the time as to whether Queen would consider doing another movie soundtrack. Roger Taylor said at the time: “This film thing was very interesting, and if somebody comes up with a really fascinating offer for another film, perhaps we might think about that. But, no, were a rock and roll band, think we always will be.”

Queen did of course make a return to scoring with their second soundtrack six years later, for another science-fiction fantasy, the hugely successful Highlander.

More of that later.