Posts tagged with "ep"

BlueBucksClan – JUST HIT ME

On June 21, Los Angeles rap duo BlueBucksClan shares the flex-filled new single Just Hit Me. Listen via Out The Blue Records / Capitol Records is available. The unfiltered anthem is accompanied by a luxurious visual shot in and around one of the group’s live shows. “Just Hit Me” is the first new single from the group since March’s acclaimed EP See The Difference.

On “Just Hit Me,” pristine synth melodies are buoyed by a bouncy bassline and percussion deeply rooted in the West Coast rap tradition. DJ handles the first verse, spitting smoothly about the privileges his lifestyle affords him. “They let me look up in the back when I can’t find things,” he raps. “Wearing shit up out the store ain’t gotta iron these.” Jeeezy Obama, for his part, also celebrates his ascension to a life of luxury, detailing all the perks that such a rise entails. It’s another reminder of the casual brilliance of BlueBucksClan’s stylish bars.

Directed by LewisYouNasty, the video for “Just Hit Me” features shots of the California duo performing before rapturous crowds and hanging in fancy cars. It’s all tied together with inventive editing, which underscores how surreal the scale of their success can feel. Above all, the clip is a showcase of their effortless camaraderie and well-earned confidence.

With Just Hit Me,” BlueBucksClan build on the momentum of recent projects like See the Difference and Clan Virus 2The praise for the latter was overwhelming with Pitchfork calling them “L.A.’s best duo.” Complex and Billboard also recently hailed them as “Rappers to Watch.” BlueBucksClan have now amassed more than 177 million streams in the US alone – a number that’s sure to only grow with the arrival of singles like Just Hit Me.

KB Mike – Old Wounds

Emerging as a force to be reckoned with, buzzing Chicago phenom KB Mike reveals his debut Old Wounds EP via Republic Records on June 17.

To celebrate the project’s arrival, he shares the emotionally charged track “Pain” feat. Stunna Gambino. KB Mike cuts deep on the track, which hints at the scope of his signature sound.

Old Wounds also features recent fan favorites such as “Thru Worse N Thru Better” and “What We Had.” The nine-track collection dips into moments of intense catharsis on “Killas” and the piano-laden “Pain” where he asks, “Fuck you know about pain? That’s all I know.” Elsewhere, “Sneaky Link” delivers a slippery and slick hook, illuminating his versatility all-around.

He recently ignited an open verse challenge on TikTok, generating thousands of creates and stirring up anticipation for Old Wounds.

Experience every emotion from KB Mike on Old Wounds

He has been canvasing the country with Marzz on the Love Letters Tour. Tonight, he will performing at Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY for his final stop on the tour.

KB Mike has built momentum throughout 2022 with tracks such as “Members” with Yungeen Ace. It followed “Keep Yo Head Up” which continues to gain traction on streaming platforms. Just prior, he dropped the powerful “Deserve Better,” which addressed domestic violence head on. Upon arrival, HotNewHipHop claimed, “The nearly three minute track sees the rapper encourage listeners to remove themselves from toxic relationships while spreading awareness about the brutal realities of domestic violence.” Maintaining his momentum, “Deserve Better” arrived on the heels of his latest single and music video “L.O.V.E.” and his breakout anthem “Used To,” which has racked up millions of streams to date. He’s already received looks from Elevator, REVOLT, and many more.

KB Mike has a massive 2022 ahead. Stay tuned!

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Nicole Zignago – Asi Me Siento Hoy

Singer-songwriter Nicole Zignago presents her first EP “Asi Me Siento Hoy” and launches a new single 7 Letras,” available NOW on digital platforms. “This is how I feel today” includes his hits “Karate,” “Who would say ft. LAGOS,” “Questions (?),” ”Feelings” and “I Like That I Like You”. Each of the songs that are included in this EP details some of the facets that we face when being in a love relationship.

Her new single “7 Letras” , which accompanies the release of this EP, is a song produced by Manu Lara , Venezuelan producer behind the successes of Bad Bunny, Kali Uchis, Rauw Alejandro and Sebastián Yatra. This song talks about the moment when a message with seven letters, “call me” anticipates the end of a love. It is a song that singer – songwriter Nicole Zignago wrote alongside Marcos Mares , Manu Lara and Borja García Nieto .

“7 Letras” is the second theme in a third of songs that review the phase of falling in love: “Me Gusta Que Me Gustes” and “7 Letras” with the stage in which it ends and finally the moment in which that love is overcome. “7 Letras” is accompanied by a video directed by director José Lupercio , which was filmed in Mexico City in one of the most emblematic former convents, located in the Desierto de los Leones. This is a video that conveys that fear we feel when we are about to lose that love for that person that matters so much to us, and the more we hold on, the more we push that person away. This video clip is now available on Nicole Zignago‘s YouTube channel.

Nicole Zignago is a singer-songwriter of Peruvian descent, born in the United States and a graduate of Berklee College Of Music. She draws the attention of the public for the various covers that she uploaded to her YouTube channel and for being the co-author of the hit “1,2,3” performed by Sofía Reyes .

Nicole Zignago is a singer and songwriter who has spent most of her time between Peru, Los Angeles and Boston; making her musical proposal a refreshing mix of current Pop. She began singing and writing songs since she was little and upon graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2019 she is signed by Warner Chappell Latin .

She has a captivating voice and a special sensitivity when writing; well, she describes stories in a unique way and comes to revolutionize pop with his musical project this 2020. She has written “1,2,3” (Sofia Reyes ft Jason Derulo and DeLaGhetto), “Taxi” (Mariah ft. Guaynaa), “Balada para perrear” by Las Villa, among others, and has collaborated with various international artists such as “La Ola” with Marco Mares, “Miento” with Leonel García and the most recent “Mirar back” with the Spanish Vic Mirallas.

In May 2020, she officially released his first single, entitled Questions (?), entering Peru’s Viral 50 with a month of release. Then in August she continued on the charts of the 50 most viral in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay and Nicaragua with “Ella (Remix de Ellas)” together with Pitizion and Kenya Os. Subsequently, the launch of “Feelings” again enters the Viral 50 of Spain, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Uruguay. In February 2021, a month after the launch of “Who would say it” together with LAGOS, they enter the 50 most viral in Peru and Colombia.

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thuy – i hope u see this (deluxe)

Vietnamese singer-songwriter thuy (pronounced twee) released the deluxe edition of her critically-acclaimed debut EP, i hope u see this. The fourteen-track project is a reflection of thuy‘s truth, unraveling the complexities of love through a utopia of harmonies that spotlight heartbreak, love, empowerment, and self-confidence. i hope u see this (deluxe) introduces five more reasons as to how thuy is paving the future for modern R&B in her own right. 

“The deluxe project is a continuation of the theme that I’m closing the door on the past in order to enter a new chapter in my life,” thuy said with excitement about the deluxe EP.  

i hope u see this (deluxe) is a cohesive body of work that celebrates thuy‘s innate musicality. It’s a consistent approach, meant to be played in any setting that honors emotion. Songs like “distance between us” prove that thuy’s regaining control over those overwhelming thoughts and unwanted feelings that have sapped her energy over the years. Her smooth vocals permeate the work, flirting over bouncy percussion that grinds into a catchy hook with “inhibitions” featuring P-Lo

When trying to make sense of thuy, you’re introduced to a fiery songstress that’s capable of making the best out of a bad situation. “in my bag” featuring Destiny Rogers channels those elements of misfortune into a deeper meaning that encourages listeners to remain focused in the face of adversity.  Diving deeper into the remix, thuy explains, “the ‘in my bag’ remix with Destiny Rogers is a major women empowerment anthem and that’s why I knew I wanted to get another female artist on it. Destiny Rogers was the perfect feature for this remix; she just exudes confidence and drive. I wanted to really embody the idea that women can be bosses and to never count us out of anything because we always come out on top!”

About Thuy

thuy is a recording artist and songwriter who marked her debut in 2015 with her first radio record, “Hands on Me”. Born and raised in the Bay Area, the now LA-based artist has released several records showcasing her angelic vocals, skillful songwriting, and modern R&B stylings. Having amassed over 150 million streams and garnered support from premier publications including Billboard, Rolling Stones, Paper, VIBE, Harper’s Bazaar, Lyrical Lemonade, MTV, NBC, Flaunt, and more thuy is setting herself apart in the pop R&B scene.

As a Vietnamese-American recording artist, thuy was featured in Paper’s first feature on Southeast Asian-American artists, highlighting how the rising artist has “carved out a space for herself both within and beyond the community of self-made Asian-American musical artists that have emerged in the streaming era.”2021 marked a turning point for thuy, who released her debut EP: i hope u see this. The project shares a beautiful and introspective collection of records touching on heartbreak, love, empowerment, and self-confidence. Through the project, thuy hopes that her music continues to inspire confidence in others and to be a voice for those who want to feel seen.

Addison Grace – Immaturing

Salt Lake City-based musician and TikTok star Addison Grace finally releases his highly anticipated debut EP, Immaturing, along with its fourth single, “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love,” out now. In addition to the five-track EP, Addison Grace will hit the road beginning this August across the U.S. on his debut headline tour with support from Sydney Rose on all dates, and Kate Stephenson and Leanna Firestone on select dates. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

On the rock-leaning, Cameron Hale-produced (Claud, Neon Trees, Khalid) “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love,” Addison Grace questions and challenges traditions like marriage and a picket fence, and gets sick of swiping to find love. Instead, Grace hopes for more out of life than just what might be expected of him and refuses to live a mundane, ordinary life. Beginning at age 18, Grace illustrates what they don’t want to be doing at ages 23 and 43, singing, “I don’t wanna be 23 / with a white picket fence / no job and no degree / if that’s in then / I don’t wanna fall in love / love, love, love, love / I don’t wanna be 43 / living half my life, nothing to show of me / if that’s it, if that’s it / maybe, maybe it’s just me.”

“I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love,” challenges the societal idea that one needs love to find happiness, that perhaps one might be better off prioritizing self-love, and finding joy within one’s self instead of searching for it in others. It’s a track that came to Grace unexpectedly with the help of producer and songwriter Luke Arens and the aforementioned Cameron Hale. Grace explains, “IDWFIL was a song I never expected to write! It started as a song that was about being frustrated about not being able to find love but then, with Luke Arens help, it turned into a song about wanting to find joy in being ‘just you’ and hating that society tells you that you need love to find happiness,” says Grace. “Cameron Hale, the producer, helped me make it the angsty pump-up song I needed and wanted it to be. I guess overall I never expected this song to exist but I’m unbelievably happy it does now and I think a lot of others will be happy too.”

Grace could not be more ready to bring listeners into the warm, approachable world they’ve built with Immaturing. Grace explains, “I’ve been so excited to finish and release this set of songs and finally have my first official EP! Immaturing started as a group of independent songs that somehow ended up perfectly telling what it feels like to grow up. While the order of the songs plays a key role—each song still has its own feel, its own story, and I hope everyone can find their own way to relate regardless of where they are in life. This is, quite literally, my teenage and young adulthood told in music form.”

The EP’s previous three singles have each been met with praise from a slew of leading tastemakers and garnered millions of streams. The second single from the EP, “Makes Me Sick,” also produced by Hale, caught the attention of Billboard, who wrote, “The result is a heartbreaking anthem dedicated to self-sabotage, where Grace details their exploits in navigating the lovesick feeling they’re caught in. EUPHORIA lauded, “What makes ‘Makes Me Sick’ a highlight of Grace’s discography is its raw and honest vulnerability into something as complex and deeply felt like love. It’s a song for the people who have been hurt in the past; the ones who are unsure of if they deserve better treatment by whoever comes along next.”

Vulnerable fan-favorite and lead single from the EP, “I Wanna Be A Boy,” allows Grace to discover more of themselves and their gender identity, amassing over 1.4 million streams on Spotify alone. Glasse Factory wrote, “I Wanna Be a Boy” is immensely touching in both writing and sound. Grace’s hard-earned ability of singing shines beautifully in every second of the track, as he speaks about who he wishes he was, and coming to terms with the difficulty of acceptance.” TREMG called the track, “a tender exploration of identity over an acoustic guitar and thumping beat.”

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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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Amelia Moore – crybaby

True to her social media handle (@icryatwork), Amelia Moore approaches her music with a fierce commitment to total emotional transparency an irresistible counterpart to her kaleidoscopic alt-pop sound. Both qualities shine on her new single, crybaby. Moore’s bluesy, fluttering vocals cut to the quick as she addresses an ex, “do u like to make me cry baby / cuz u do it all the time baby / when did god give u control of the rain.

Frequent collaborators Pink Slip and Inverness produced the track. Download / stream crybaby, which is from the young singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist’s forthcoming EP, HERE.

Moore, who recently wrapped up a sold-out North American tour with Capitol Records label mate FLETCHER, amassed over 10 million combined global streams and two million video views with her first three singles: sweet and sour, vinegar and moves. In less than six months, she’s already approaching 70,000 followers on Spotify.

Ones To Watch named Moore as one of The 25 Artists to Watch in 2022 and she’s been the subject of features in Billboard, DORK, Notion, among others. Hailing her as “our newest alt-pop princess,” The Honey Pop said, “There couldnߣt have been a better song than sweet and sour to introduce us to Amelia’s wildly unpredictable sound. PAPER praised vinegar for having “the most powerful chorus of 2022.” Billboard put moves on its list of 10 Cool New Pop Songs, while The Line of Best Fit observed, “moves has an intoxicating energy and joyous playfulness, setting a new gold standard for an artist used to shattering expectations.

EARMILK declared, “Amelia Moore is destined for greatness.” Learn more about the 21-year-old Georgia natives journey from homeschool to Hollywood HERE.

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TDE × Capital Records

Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Capital Records join forces to represent the up-and-coming esteemed artist Deochii. Deochii is a rapper/singer/dancer/fashionista that has risen in the music industry since the release of her two EP’s ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go,’ and, ‘BRA-LESS.’ The Tampa-based artist, too, has amassed over 32 million Spotify streams on her hit single ‘Yucky Blucky Fruitcake.’

Regarding the new collaboration between labels, Deochii says, “The legacy of Capitol and TDE continues with me and my fans and the legacy of my music starts right here, right now.”

Founder of Top Dawg Entertainment, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, raves about the cooperation, stating, “Top Dawg Entertainment is excited to partner with Capitol Records to provide a platform for Doechii to fulfill her artistic ambitions. Doechii’s energy is contagious and, together with Capitol, we’re committed to helping her share her gifts with the world.”

Michelle Jubelirer, Chair and CEO of Capital Music Group, recalls the star-quality that Deochii holds, stating, “The first time I heard Doechii’s music, I experienced that incredible chill-inducing feeling that I live for, as both a music executive and music.

“That feeling has only grown deeper as Ive gotten to know this amazing young artist and heard more of what she’s been creating in the studio. It’s a real honor to be partnering with Top Dawg and TDE as we work to introduce Doechii to audiences around the world and help her develop into the global superstar we know that shell become.”

The exciting news of the blend of these top record labels follows the release of Doechii’s first Top Dawg Entertainment track, ‘Persuasive ,’ produced by Kal Banks and executively produced by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

Rolling Stone raved about the new song, stating, “Persuasive is an ode to late nights and partying just a little too hard, with Doechii who has drawn comparisons to hip-hop visionaries like Missy Elliot deploying her signature flow.” Listen HERE.

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Sam Thompkins – who do you pray to?

One of the fastest rising British male artists of 2022, Sam Tompkins releases the who do you pray to? EP alongside emotive visuals for new single “My Brother” via Republic Records.

With a host of stellar singles already released from the EP; including “Whole,” “Bloodline” and “Hero;” Sam honed his craft across the collection of 7 tracks revealing his unique voice as a songwriter instilled in the narrative arc of his songs.

New single “My Brother” encapsulates his intimate story telling style, as Sam notes; “‘My Brother’ is really special to me. I love it so much. The origin of it is actually a sad but lovely story. When I was about 18, we lost our Nana and at the funeral we had to read the eulogy. I got about 6 words in before being in floods of tears, my brother read the rest and was so strong. Flash forward to last year when my Papa (Grandpa) passed away and I decided to do the eulogy. Sadly because of covid my brother couldn’t make it as he was working away in Canada. This time I got the whole way through it and I remember getting the text from my brother who watched it through a live stream that I smashed it and I felt so proud because the only way I was able to do it was knowing I was the exact age my brother had stepped up and been brave 5 years prior.”

Sam Tompkins is a force to be reckoned with; following his own critically acclaimed singles, the TikTok trending collaboration with Jnr Choi “To The Moon;” a string of viral videos including impressive covers shared via TikTok and grass-roots touring; he has garnered over 11 million monthly listeners on Spotify and amassed a colossal online audience which has grown exponentially over the past year.

The release of this debut body of work is set to cement Sam‘s status as one of the year’s most exciting new artists. His music has already been praised by the likes of MTV, Clash, BBC, and Notion; played across BBC Radio 1 and featured on flagship Spotify editorial playlists.

Matching pop touches to a classic feel, he’s often compared to Sam Fender‘s anthemic truth-seeking or Tom Walker‘s revelatory autobiography. Yet Sam’s work stands alone and is already scaling mountainous heights. His music digs deep, explores the key topics in his life and communicates emotions we all feel, but sometimes can’t put into words.

Elton John and Shawn Mendes are fans, pop phenomenon Bebe Rexha has co-signed his work, while Justin Bieber is a prominent supporter. The two recently hung out in LA, while a video of Justin singing Sam’s single ‘Whole’ has gained more than 2 million views–and counting. Closer to home, JayKae jumped onstage on Sam’s last tour, and renowned UK artists Krept & Konan, Chip and Clean Bandit are fans.

Such a broad spread of support simply represents his audience as a whole; there’s a literal army of TikTok followers moving alongside him, with Sam amassing almost a half million followers on Instagram–more than some very established artists. In fact, he already has more Instagram followers than some winners at the BRITs last year. 

Selling out every venue he puts his name against, Sam’s live prowess stretches across Europe. Next month, Sam will be one of the first UK artists to tour Europe in a bus since the pandemic hit as he heads out on a mammoth European tour, containing a packed out Kentish Town Forum date on April 8th.

From his humble beginnings busking on the streets of Brighton, EP who do you pray to? is set to continue Sam’s momentum and rise on the international pop stage.

DAVE EAST IN 360 MAGAZINE

DAVE EAST – HDIGH

By: Vaughn Lowery

Harlem’s Dave East invited 360 MAGAZINE to a private listing experience for his highly anticipated release of HDIGH – How Did I Get Here. We locked ourselves in small private rooms while we listened with Urban Fetes headphones. Soon after, we washed down bites from BK Lobster with specialty cocktails by Jack Daniels and Tres Generaciones Tequila shots.

Around 10 PM, The rapper now actor (Wu Tang: An American Saga) surfaced on the 13th floor at Dropp TV for the celebration.  A sea of supporters showed mad love for the story told by David Lawrence Brewster Jr.

HDIGH is an anthem for young people struggling in the streets of New York. With provocative lyricism and exceptional musical production, this EP is solid. Dave East will become an international artist. No wonder Super Bowl half-time acts as Mary J. Blige recruited him as a collaborator for Rent Money.

Another highlight of the evening was a spotting of filmmaker Coodie Simmons from Kanye’s Jeen-Yuhs inside a Hot 97 interview booth.

FEATURED artists on his EP: Method Man, Musiq Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton, Benny The Butcher, OnlyIfWeVibe and Kalan FrFr