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Liza Owens – Songs From Monte Nido

Pop songstress Liza Owen releases her long-awaited and highly anticipated debut EP titled Songs From Monte Nido today which features singles “GETTING GOOD”, a 90s tinged rock beast, the wildly infectious “STARRY EYED”, fiery “WHY AREN’T WE HAVING SEX?” and “JOSIE” featuring critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum country star and current ACM New Male Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen along with two brand new tracks,  “CHLORINE” a synth heavy summer anthem in the making and the dreamy and nostalgic “EVEREST”.

Half Cambodian, half English, Liza Owen spins pop upside down and all around, with defiantly unfiltered lyrics, undeniable melodies and unapologetic grit. Originally breaking into the business writing songs for the likes of Selena Gomez and BTS, Liza finally lets us into her messy, imperfect, tear-stained, yet darkly glamorous world with the project presenting all the makings of a smart and deliciously subversive new star, one who stubbornly refuses to sand down her rough edges or present anything less than an image that is 100% authentic. 

The release comes accompanied with a live video of “JOSIE” that sees Liza and Jimmie link up for a beautiful performance of the epic pop ballad, watch HERE.

Songs From Monte Nido is a collection of tracks Liza wrote with her collective ASL, a supergroup of hitmaking, Grammy-award winning writers + producers including Teddy Geiger (Shawn Mendes), John Ryan (One Direction, Maroon 5), Julian Bunetta (Thomas Rhett), Andrew Haas + Ian Franzino (producer duo Afterhrs), and Shungudzo Kuyimba (Jessie Ware).

Monte Nido is a small rural community nestled in the hills of the Santa Monica Mountains, inside the ridge off the coast of Malibu where Liza and her ASL crew reside and escape, with everyone living within just walking distance from each other, a modern day songwriting sanctuary reminiscent of LA’s Laurel Canyon neighbourhood in the ‘60s. 

The making of this project spans a two-year sonic experiment with said musical friend group, and while you will find songs reminiscing on growing up in Cambodia and London, Liza’s overall sound, signature, and strut is discovered at the convergence of alternative aesthetic, country sensibility, and pop accessibility–a fitting soundscape to the very place the records were made.

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RENCE — “AWOOO!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT RENCE:

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

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India Shawn × Don’t Play With My Heart

Continuing to turn heads with critical praise and millions of streams, acclaimed Los Angeles singer, songwriter, and artist India Shawn unveils a new single and music video entitled Don’t Play With My Heart” today. Get it HERE via Epic Records.  Watch the music video HERE.

The track rides a simmering beat as her powerful delivery takes the spotlight. She flexes her impressive vocal range, reaching heavenly heights on the climactic chorus. In the accompanying visual directed by David Camerena, she plays an old vinyl and falls into a shimmering disco soul dream. Throughout the clip, she delivers a show-stopping performance and rocks various Studio 54-ready high fashion looks, nodding to the spirit and style of the seventies’ foremost icons with her own attitude.

Regarding the visual, India said, “”The Don’t Play With My Heart’ video pays homage to the original and iconic queens of soul, like Donna Summer and Diana Ross.  My intention is to serve a fresh and nostalgic take on their legacies.  The visual directed by David Camerena expresses my interpretation of the unique, feminine style and their ultimate creative power.”

India’s most recent single “Too Sweet” [feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra] has amassed nearly 5 million total streams to date. Inciting praise, Cool Hunting hailed it as “a divine love song,and Atwood Magazine described it as “an inspiringly buoyant and sunny bit of smoldering R&B tinged with alternative influences that help make it a standout of Shawn’s blossoming career.”  Not to mention, it also picked up features from the likes of Snobette and Soul Bounce.

“Too Sweet” served as the follow-up to 2020’s “Movin’ On” [feat. Anderson .Paak]. The track has already generated 2.2 million Spotify streams and went Top 20 on Urban AC Radio. In addition to plugs from BET and more, HYPEBEAST exclaimed, “The song is imbued with a vibrant, summertime R&B groove, driven by crisp drums and plenty of vocal harmonies.Meanwhile, Consequence of Sound christened her “one of the smoothest voices in Los Angeles.

Get ready for India Shawn’s next artistic evolution and musical revolution soon.

Last year, “NOT TOO DEEP” [feat. 6lack] racked up 2.9 million Spotify streams, while the music video clocked 664K-plus YouTube views. Receiving critical praise, UPROXX placed it among “All The Best New R&B From This Week That You Need To Hear, and Rated R&B exclaimed, “She is more than ready and capable of telling the world what she has to say.Nylon featured the song on “Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases of the Week” and described it as “a cut for those crucial incense-lighting hours.

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

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

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

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

Watch previous music video “2 Seater” here.

“…a future star…” – i-D Magazine

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

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

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

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

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BIA × NICKI MINAJ

Platinum-certified Boston-born and Los Angeles-based rapper BIA continues to set the summer on fire as she re-ups her viral smash “Whole Lotta Money” by releasing a new Remix featuring the Multi-Platinum Queen of Hip-Hop Nicki Minaj today.

Listen HERE via Epic Records.

The original “Whole Lotta Money” has already amassed over 70 million worldwide streams which include 4.9 million views on the official music video.  It peaked at #12 on the Spotify Viral 50 Chart and #18 on Global Viral Spotify Charts and ignited Tik Tok where mega-popular celebrities from Cardi B and Lizzo to Kendall Jenner, Chelsea Handler, and Shay Mitchell have produced content featuring the song.

“Whole Lotta Money” is available on BIA’s For Certain EP, which recently returned to the Top 20 of the Billboard Heatseekers Album Charts. Critical acclaim for BIA includes recent praise from SPIN  cementing her as “the most sonically uninhibited she has ever been” while Refinery29 Unbothered also christened her as “a force to be reckoned with.” BIA recently broke down the official lyrics and meaning behind “Whole Lotta Money” for Genius’ Verified series and also performed it live for UPROXX Sessions who noted “If you’ve been on TikTok at any point in the last two months, the odds are extremely high you’ve heard BIA’s “Whole Lotta Money” at least once — I’d ballpark it at around 96%.”

Check out the below performance dates to catch BIA at a festival near you and stay tuned for more music soon.

July 25th – Rolling Loud Miami

July 31st – 2021 Lollapalooza Chicago

September 18th – Life is Beautiful Festival Las Vegas

October 1st – Austin City Limits Festival

October 29th – Rolling Loud New York

November 13th – Day N Vegas Festival

December 10th – Rolling Loud California Festival

ABOUT BIA:

Platinum Recording Artist BIA has gradually been traveling along her own lane within music, a lane that only she can occupy. Raised in Boston, the rap femme fatale is known for music that possesses both biting wit and boldly authentic swag. It comes, undoubtedly, from BIA’s years traveling through the Boston rap scene, later moving over to Miami, Los Angeles, and then taking over the world. With every mixtape, collaboration, and guest appearance, BIA has only amplified her reach. So much so, that she made the most in a pandemic, dominating 2020 with a fresh new perspective. She inked a deal with Epic Records, dropped the hard-hitting “Free BIA (1st Day Out)” and the intoxicating “COVERGIRL”, as well as dove further into the fashion world with a feature in Good American’s Spring 2020 campaign and Missguided x Sean John Fall 2020 capsule collection.

By the close of 2020, she dropped her For Certain EP, armed with the hit single “Whole Lotta Money”—a song with a central message that unlimited currency can be both mental and physical. The EP reached the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Charts, with the aforementioned single become a sleeper hit that would bring her uncharted success into 2021. “Whole Lotta Money” became an undeniable force, due in part to its continuous viral success on TikTok. Celebs from Lizzo and Cardi B to Chelsea Handler, Shay Mitchell, and Kendall Jenner have all created TikTok content soundtracked by “Whole Lotta Money.” The track has jumped right off the platform and into streaming stardom, marking its territory in the Spotify Viral 50 Chart as well as the Global Spotify Charts. It only keeps on growing. In addition, BIA’s reimagined version of her hit song “Skate” will be featured in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs tune-in promos on NHLNetwork, NBC and NBCSN in the U.S., Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada, and across the NHL’s social and digital platforms (including TikTok).

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AJ Mitchell × Skyview

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

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

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

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

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Stalking Gia – Blue

STALKING GIA UNVEILS NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO BLUE

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE, MORE NEW MUSIC COMING SOON

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT STALKING GIA 

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

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

Stalk Gia via her Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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Delilah Montagu – Baby EP

DELILAH MONTAGU RELEASES BABY EP

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR COMING FOR YA HERE

COLLABORATES WITH FRED AGAIN.. BENJY GIBSON AND TOWA BIRD

Woozy and glowing, but the London pop star packs seemingly endless, subtly insistent hooks into this surrender from a relationship’s dying days – The Guardian

The hotly tipped singer combines vocal nuance and restraint, nagging hooks, languorous slow-disco grooves and candid lyrics, with beautiful results – The Sunday Times Culture

Keep your eye on this one – L’Officiel

London based singer/songwriter Delilah Montagu today releases the 9-track ‘Baby’ EP. ‘Baby’ marks the 23 year-old’s third EP and signals a sonic departure from last summer’s brooding and melancholic This Is Not A Love Song EP.

LISTEN TO THE BABY EP HERE

Produced by Benjy Gibson, who co-wrote every song with Delilah, the EP steers away from the autobiographical nature of her previous releases, instead creating characters in a hedonistic, passion-fuelled fantasy world that the pair lived vicariously through as the world was at a standstill. The EP features additional production work by Benjy Gibson’s brother, BRIT Award winning producer Fred again.. on opening track BABY, as well as guitar lines from Billie-Eilish approved TikTok sensation Towa Bird on Coming For Ya

Current single Coming For Ya sees Delilah embrace a new sense of self and freedom as she becomes the narrator on this project born out of lockdown isolation. Delilah discovers a new acceptance in her own sexuality, whilst in the official video she explores real life couples of all sexualities and backgrounds; I’ve had girlfriends and boyfriends, but I don’t identify strongly with being gay, straight or bisexual, says Delilah. I now know that this fluidity can be freeing. It doesn’t mean I’m confused and I don’t need a label.

Above all, Delilah’s new EP Baby is about freedom, feeling and taking back control of your happiness. There’s been a huge shift for me in my ability to express myself, says Delilah. I used to be so afraid of being a woman, ashamed of feeling sexual, scared of falling in love, but I’m embracing it all with this EP.

Baby EP Tracklisting

  1. BABY
  2.  I’m All Yours
  3. Runaway Car
  4. Lost Keys
  5. Coming For Ya
  6. die 4 u
  7. I wanna FEEL
  8. bye bye
  9. Stay Here

About Delilah Montagu

Debut EP In Gold introduced Delilah in 2019 with its pensive soulful rumination on coming-of-age. This energy soon flourished further with the release of this year’s This Is Not A Love Song EP and it’s streaming hit Loud, produced with Robin Hannibal (Drake, Rhye, Anderson. Paak). Reeling from her performance of Drive (a collaboration with Black Coffee and the #1 most streamed domestic single on Spotify ever in South Africa) at the online Global Citizen concert, curated by Lady Gaga – Delilah then released singles Version Of Me, Loud and Us, all garnering critical acclaim from the likes of The Sunday Times Culture, i-D, The Independent, Wonderland, Numero, The Guardian and L’Officiel to name a few.

Influenced by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Phoebe Bridgers, Carole King, Arlo Parks, Lizzo, Bon Iver and St. Vincent, Delilah is taking a total departure from the melancholy, to “just fucking express yourself” on her latest project. Written and produced with Benjy Gibson, and featuring collaborations with Fred again… and guitarist Towa Bird, the ‘Baby’ EP will be the soundtrack to your post-lockdown freedom, as Delilah matures dramatically both as a songwriter and as a person.

Find more about Delilah by visiting her website.

BIA "WHOLE LOTTA MONEY” feat Nicki Minaj image shot by Bonnie Nicholds via Ayanna Wilks at Epic Records for use by 360 Magazine

BIA – WHOLE LOTTA MONEY

BIA’S “WHOLE LOTTA MONEY” REMIX FEATURING NICKI MINAJ DEBUTS AT NO. 16 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100

LISTEN HERE

#1 ON BILLBOARD R&B/HIP-HOP DIGITAL SONG SALES

FOR CERTAIN LP ARRIVES AT # 39 ON TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS; #64 ON BILLBOARD 200

BIA TO PERFORM AT ROLLING LOUD MIAMI THIS SUNDAY JULY 25

“Elsewhere on the Artist 100, BIA debuts at No. 73, as her single “Whole Lotta Money” debuts at No. 16 on the Hot 100. The song bows following the arrival of its remix featuring Nicki Minaj, powered by a 238% surge to 14.7 million U.S. streams in the tracking week. The song marks the first top 40 Hot 100 hit for BIA (aka Medford, Mass.-born Bianca Landrau), who previously hit the chart with the No. 46-peaking “Best on Earth,” with Russ, in 2019-20. “Money” also opens at No. 9 on Streaming Songs, giving BIA her first top 10 in her first appearance on the survey. Concurrently, her LP For Certain arrives at No. 39 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 12,000 equivalent album units (up 255%), also marking her first visit to the chart.” – BILLBOARD

“Four songs debuted in the Top Ten on the latest RS 100, with Bia’s “Whole Lotta Money” landing at Number Nine. The track originally appeared on the For Certain album in December before Nicki Minaj jumped on the remix.”ROLLING STONE

“On the remix, BIA and Minaj ride the bass-heavy beat with ease and naturally play off each other’s braggadocious energy to create a uniquely “BarBIA” experience.” FORBES

Check out the below performance dates to catch BIA at a festival near you and stay tuned for more music soon.

July 25 – Rolling Loud Miami

July 31 – 2021 Lollapalooza Chicago

September 18 – Life is Beautiful Festival Las Vegas

October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival

October 29 – Rolling Loud New York

November 13 – Day N Vegas Festival

December 10 – Rolling Loud California Festival

ABOUT BIA:

Platinum recording artist BIA has gradually been traveling along her own lane within music, a lane that only she can occupy. Raised in Boston, the rap femme fatale is known for music that possesses both biting wit and a boldly authentic swag. It comes, undoubtedly, from BIA’s years traveling through the Boston rap scene, later moving over to Miami, Los Angeles, and then taking over the world. With every mixtape, collaboration, and guest appearance, BIA has only amplified her reach. So much so, that she made the most in a pandemic, dominating 2020 with a fresh new perspective. She inked a deal with Epic Records, dropped the hard-hitting “Free BIA (1st Day Out)” and the intoxicating “COVERGIRL”, as well as dove further into the fashion world with a feature in Good American’s Spring 2020 campaign and Missguided x Sean John Fall 2020 capsule collection.

By the close of 2020, she dropped her For Certain EP, armed with the hit single “Whole Lotta Money”—a song with a central message that unlimited currency can be both mental and physical. The EP reached the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Charts, with the aforementioned single become a sleeper hit that would bring her uncharted.

*Photo credit: Bonnie Nicholds

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Bahari – Forget You

Rising alt-pop duo Bahari present a brand-new EP entitled Forget You. Get the EP at all DSPs HERE.

The EP includes fan favorites such as the Gold-certified “Savage” [feat. “Whole Lotta Money” rapper BIA], “Jackie Kennedy,” and “Bipolar”—which have collectively generated 10 million streams and counting in advance of the release. Additionally, it boasts a pair of new tracks. “Hurt” hinges on their haunting and hypnotic vocal interplay as guitar curls around glitchy production. Raw emotion seeps through each hook. Meanwhile, the title track “Forget You” fuses icy synths to a head-nodding bass line.  It climaxes on the entrancing and ethereal chorus, “Even though I try my best to, I can’t forget you.”

Throughout, Forget You represents the incredible shared creative instincts and intuition of the duo—Ruby Carr and Natalia Panzarella—translated into engaging, entrancing, and enigmatic pop. They make vulnerability vital.

Regarding the EP, Bahari explained, “We wanted to make a body of music that we felt was our truest selves. The writing process was incredibly honest. We wanted to open up about things we have gone through. The past year, we have spent so much time reflecting and writing from our hearts; these songs really embody that. Though these songs have different meanings, whether about a heartbreak, loss of a loved one or dealing with mental health, the vulnerability of each song is really what brings the Forget You EP together as a collection.”

Bahari and VAST

Bahari joined forces with VAST, the next generation platform that helps creators build their network and net worth, and lent “Bipolar” to a new PSA for Project Healthy Minds, the national nonprofit confronting one of the defining issues of our time: the mental health crisis. Along with a live-streamed roundtable discussion moderated by model, actor and self-acceptance coach Hayley Hasselhoff, the initiative includes an auction of AI-fueled NFT’s culled from the “Bipolar” music video itself. The new visual features a storyline that depicts manic mood swings between its pair of on-screen couples, dramatized with an evocative overlay of effects and graphics generated entirely in AI by Seyhan Lee and AI artist Lulu XXX. The auction takes place today, July 9, at 12p PST on MakersPlace, with 20% of the net proceeds to be donated to Project Healthy Minds. This marks one of the first integrated music and visual NFT offerings designed to benefit mental health. The livestreamed event is currently available to view on demand HERE. In addition, today at 9a PST, MakersPlace will host a discussion with Bahari on Twitter Spaces where they will chat with the tech and creative teams behind their charitable initiative. Click HERE to join the conversation.

Be on the lookout for more from Bahari soon. They continue to make music you won’t forget in 2021.

About Bahari

Every so often, two separate journeys collide to form the perfect union in just the right place at just the right time. Bahari blossoms from a similar confluence of circumstances. Singer and keyboardist Ruby Carr hails from the tiny island of Lamu off the coast of Kenya, while singer and bassist Natalia Panzarella was born in Nashville but grew up in Southern California. Each of their experiences shapes a dynamic, diverse, and dark take on alternative pop. Generating over 650 million streams and receiving acclaim from Ladygunn, Nylon, Billboard, Ones To Watch, and more, the Los Angeles-based duo bring a shared vision to life. After meeting at a songwriting session at 16-years-old, the girls formed a lifelong bond. Shortly after, Bahari initially made waves with “Wild Ones,” which generated over 40 million Spotify streams. They maintained a consistent pace with the Dancing on the Sun EP and singles “Get Together” and “Fucked Up.” Along the way, they supported Selena Gomez and Birdy on tour and teamed up with Zedd, ILLENIUM and Grey for collaborations. Bahari earned a viral hit with 2018’s “Savage,” which took on a second life in 2020 with an official remix featuring BIA. The song has generated over 100 million total streams and views and is currently being utilized in promos for “American Horror Stories”. Last year, the duo’s hit collaboration with ILLENIUM, “CRASHING” was featured in the To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Original Soundtrack. Now in partnership with Epic Records, the pair are gearing up for even more new music with their new EP Forget You.