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645AR – Ride 4 You

645AR RELEASES NEW TRACK “RIDE 4 YOU”

LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE & WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

“645AR has captivated a generation on Tik Tok and beyond with his squeaky flair.” – Office Magazine

His tracks sound like the Chipmunks featuring on underground Atlanta rap beats, which has led to understandable jokes over the past six months. Nevertheless, [on “Sum Bout U”], 645AR has the last laugh.” – Pitchfork

Today, rapper 645AR released his new track “Ride 4 You”. As he continues to tap into his R&B side, “Ride 4 You” features a lovestruck AR as he affectionately squeaks his way into the heart of his lover. This track follows upon his previous release “Sum Bout You” featuring FKA Twigs. Recently, 645AR performed at Rolling Loud where he previewed “Ride 4 You” to positive fan response. “Ride 4 You” is now available on all digital streaming platforms; listen here.

“Ride 4 You” makes me feel like the best singer alive”, says 645AR about the new track.

Keeping within his visual flair, 645AR released an official music video along with the audio. Watch the Jelani Miller directed video here.

Purchase/Stream “Ride 4 You”:
Amazon | Apple Music | iTunes | Soundcloud | Spotify | YouTube Music | YouTube

645AR and FKA twigs illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

645AR × FKA twigs

Today, rapper 645AR releases his new track “Sum Bout U” with FKA twigs. “Sum Bout U” is more R&B leaning than his previous tracks “Yoga” and “In Love With A Stripper” and features high pitched vocal interplay between 645AR, affectionately dubbed the squeak rapper, and FKA twigs. “Sum Bout U” is produced by SenseiATL with co-production by El Guincho. “Sum Bout U” was featured as Zane Lowe’s New Music Daily on Beats 1 on Apple Music and is available on all digital streaming platforms; listen here

Says 645AR, “I’m bringing real R&B back. Shout out to FKA twigs.”  

As both 645AR and FKA twigs are visual artists, unsurprisingly, they released the official music video for “Sum Bout U” in addition to the audio. The video was directed by Aidan Zamiri, with concept by FKA twigs.

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Lola Young Shares Official Woman Video

Today, Lola Young released the official video for “Woman.” Directed by Olivia Rose (Jorja Smith, 6lack ft. Future, Skepta and Ty Dolla $ign ft. J Cole), the clip features Young and a cast of women, identifiably different in their features but united by their confidence, as they boldly reclaim the female form.

View Official Video HERE.

Download / Stream “Woman” HERE.

Young also shared a statement about what the video means to her:

“I wanted to make this video because I believe women are all undeniably strong, sexy, free, brave, vulnerable, raw and powerful. And that we do not have to hide away. We do not have to remain unseen, our bodies should never be sexualized or a taboo conversation, or only seen through the male gaze. We have the ability to normalize our bodies being on show, and accept them for their differences, as it’s important to remember those differences are currently often shamed.

I came up with the idea of the women in the video being fully nude. The energy on set was insane, I have never felt more empowered in my life. Nipples, bums, rolls, stretch marks, cellulite, all of these things are beautiful along with the perfect body.

This is my personal experience of being a woman, hopefully other women will have their own take on what it means to them.”

“Woman,” which received its first U.K. play on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, comes on the heels of the 19-year-old artist’s Renaissance EP. Co-produced by GRAMMY winner Paul Epworth (Adele, Mumford & Sons) and manuka, “Woman” is available for download/streaming HERE.

Billboard praised the velvet-voiced Lola Young and Clash Magazine hailed her music as touching [and] honest. Q Magazine observed, “Young’s songs bring her open-hearted lyricism and London Twang together with a neo-jazz sensibility with one foot always pointed in the direction of the nearest dancefloor.” Dummy said, “Lola Young has the most powerful and affecting voice we’ve heard in some time. The young singer is gaining ground fast.” Hunger Magazine noted, “The singer-songwriter has her own, uniquely raw take on music.”

With a gift for writing songs that encapsulate and explore the human condition, Young turns extremely personal emotions into songs that resonate with universal truths. As a lyricist, she creates evocative scenes with all the tenderness and sensitivity of a folk artist, while maintaining the sharpness, wit, and attitude of a rapper. She began writing music at age 11. Young is a recent graduate of the Brit School, whose alumni include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Freya Ridings, FKA Twigs, Jade Bird, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Loyle Carner, and Rex Orange County.

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Lola Young – Woman

Today, Capitol Records released “Woman,” Lola Young’s ode to women everywhere. The song – which received its first U.K. play on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show – is about female empowerment and also examines the struggles and hardships women face as a result of sexism and entrenched stereotypical roles. Coming on the heels of the 19-year-old artist’s Renaissance EP, “Woman” is another beautiful performance from Young, with the nature of the song bringing out a side to her that has yet to be seen. Co-produced by GRAMMY winner Paul Epworth (Adele, Mumford & Sons) and manuka, “Woman” is available for download/streaming HERE.

“‘Woman’ is a song about female empowerment,” explains Lola Young. “It’s a song about how I feel towards the patriarchy but also an introspective piece that looks at the gender roles and how these can be broken down. This song means a lot to me because it’s something I had never previously written about and it has an honest vulnerability to it that I hope makes people feel an understanding towards us women.”

Billboard praised the “velvet-voiced Lola Young” and Clash Magazine hailed her music as “touching [and] honest.” Q Magazine observed, “Young’s songs bring her open-hearted lyricism and London Twang together with a neo-jazz sensibility with one foot always pointed in the direction of the nearest dancefloor.” Dummy said, “Lola Young has the most powerful and affecting voice we’ve heard in some time…the young singer is gaining ground fast.” Hunger Magazine noted, “The singer-songwriter has her own, uniquely raw take on music.”

With a gift for writing songs that encapsulate and explore the human condition, Young turns extremely personal emotions into songs that resonate with universal truths. As a lyricist, she creates evocative scenes with all the tenderness and sensitivity of a folk artist, while maintaining the sharpness, wit, and attitude of a rapper. She began writing music at age 11. Young is a recent graduate of the Brit School, whose alumni include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Freya Ridings, FKA Twigs, Jade Bird, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Loyle Carner, and Rex Orange County.

Follow Lola Young: Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Molly Tuttle × New Album

Compass Records is proud to announce an extraordinary new album from award-winning songwriter-guitarist Molly Tuttle. …but i’d rather be with you arrives everywhere on Friday, August 28. A collection of 10 striking covers recorded during quarantine, …but i’d rather be with you is heralded by her timely version of The National’s epic song “Fake Empire.” Tuttle made a compelling companion video that fiercely challenges the song’s fear of indifference and portrays a society that can no longer afford to be apathetic to the realities of our time. Both are available today.

“I am a huge fan of The National,” Tuttle says. “THE BOXER is probably my favorite album by them. This song has a super cool four-over-three polyrhythm throughout. The piano part is super fun on guitar if you can train your thumb to play in three and your index and middle fingers to play in four!” Watch Tuttle’s cover of “Fake Empire” by The National HERE.

“We created the Fake Empire video by projecting footage of activism in mid 20th century America onto me while I played the song,” Tuttle continues. “We contrasted that footage with forest fires, stars and dreamlike images. We wanted to leave the meaning of the video somewhat up to interpretation, just like the lyrics of the song. Matt Berninger commented that the song is about ‘where you can’t deal with the reality of what’s really going on, so let’s just pretend that the world’s full of bluebirds and ice skating.’ Right now a lot of people in our country are waking up to the realities of police brutality, racism, and bigotry all around us. I hope that people, like myself, who have the privilege to turn a blind eye to these injustices, can maintain this awareness and action to create a better society.”

 In March 2020, the Nashville-based Tuttle experienced the devastating tornado that tore through much of East Nashville, followed by the global pandemic. While sheltering at home, she found solace by revisiting favorite songs in an attempt to “remind myself why I love music.” An idea for an album emerged, to be recorded with Los Angeles-based producer Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird), despite being over two thousand miles apart.

Tuttle taught herself how to use Pro Tools and then recorded and engineered all of her parts alone at home before sending them to Berg in Los Angeles. The renowned producer enlisted a number of legendary session musicians – including drummer Matt Chamberlain and keyboardist Patrick Warren – to add instrumentation from their respective home studios, with guest vocals contributed by Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor. “This is how the astronauts do it!” Tuttle recalls Berg saying as they sent the files back and forth.

The result is a surprising and inventive collection of songs that cross the musical spectrum and the decades, from iconic artists spanning FKA Twigs to Cat Stevens, Rancid to Karen Dalton, all united by Tuttle’s clear, true voice, astonishing range, and incredible musicianship. With its remarkable scope and adventurous creativity, …but i’d rather be with you presents a further progression of Tuttle’s distinctive talent and musical ambition while hinting towards what is yet to come.

“I have been working on writing for another original album and am still planning to record that this year,” Tuttle says, “but in the meantime I wanted to share these covers that have lifted my spirits, in hopes that you’ll find some much-needed joy as well.”

A virtuosic, award-winning guitarist with a gift for insightful songwriting, Molly Tuttle has garnered worldwide applause for her amazing flatpicking guitar technique and confessional songwriting. Since moving to Nashville in 2015, the native Californian has been welcomed into folk music, bluegrass, Americana, and traditional country communities – even as her own music pushes against the limits of those genres. A series of awards and accolades followed, including two consecutive International Bluegrass Music Awards as “Guitar Player of the Year” – the first female artist to achieve that historic honor.

Crowned “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Awards on the strength of her acclaimed RISE EP, Tuttle affirmed her signature sound with last year’s boundary-breaking debut album, WHEN YOU’RE READY.

Produced by Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers), the album was hailed by NPR for its “handsomely crafted melodies that gently insinuate themselves into the memory,” noting, “Tuttle applies remarkable precision to her pursuit of clarity. That’s even a central theme of her lyrics: consciously reckoning with indecision or intuition, honestly acknowledging incompatibility, cultivating intimacy based on people seeing each other for who they are.”

“The bluegrass virtuoso’s first solo album blends emotional preparedness and long-demonstrated knowhow,” wrote the Wall Street Journal, while American Songwriter raved, “The production, playing and songwriting coalesce into a striking statement that shows an already developed artist well on her way to the next level of her still nascent career.”

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FKA TWIGS, KENDRICK LAMAR, BAD BUNNY, the killers, 360 MAGAZINE, Bilbao BBK Live

Bilbao BBK Live

Bilbao BBK Live unveils the second wave of acts bound for the Biscayan capital in July 2020. Today’s new additions, including FKA twigs, Bomba Estéreo and Perfume Genius, will join acts including Kendrick Lamar, Bad Bunny, Pet Shop Boys, The Killers and many more from 9th to 11th July in Bilbao.
 
Avant-pop genius FKA Twigs prepares to make her Bilbao BBK Live debut. With her latest album Magdalene, Tahliah Barnett has undoubtedly secured her place as one of the greatest artists and performers of her generation and her performance is certain to be a true festival highlight.
 
Bomba Estéreo, led by Colombians Li Saumet and Simón Mejía, bring their irresistible mix of electronica, cumbia and Latin sounds to Kobetamendi. Their mesmerising live performances have become a mainstay on festival bills across Europe, the U.S. and Latin America, and anyone who has seen them on stage will understand why. This is a band that never fails to get the crowd dancing!
 
Seattle-artist Perfume Genius also stars. Since his 2010 debut, Learning, Mike Hadreas’ songs have soundtracked a myriad of television shows and films. With latest album, No Shape, achieving great success, this is sure to be one of the most anticipated festival performances.
 
Fresh from announcing a new studio album, Triángulo de Amor Bizarro are also lined up to play Bilbao BBK Live, along with Dublin band Inhalers, Australian Stella Donnelly, and leading Spanish artists La Bien Querida, María José Llergo and Xabi Bandini.
 
These new acts join a whole host of musical stars in Bilbao from 9-11 July, including Kendrick Lamar, Bad Bunny, Pet Shop Boys, The Killers, Caribou, Kelly Lee Owens, Four Tet, Supergrass,  ionalee/iamamiwohami, The Rapture, Slowthai, Whitney and many more. Here’s how the three-day festival is shaping up so far:

Thursday 9 July
KENDRICK LAMAR
CARIBOU · THE RAPTURE
ACID ARAB Live · ionalee/iamamiwohami
LA BIEN QUERIDA · PERFUME GENIUS
CHAI · ERIK URANO · STELLA DONNELLY
THE MURDER CAPITAL · XABI BANDINI

Friday 10 July
THE KILLERS
BOMBA ESTÉREO · SUPERGRASS
LEÓN BENAVENTE · TOMMY CASH · WHITNEY
CALIFATO ¾ · CARIÑO · DORA · HINDS
INHALER · KELLY LEE OWENS · OMAGO

Saturday 11 July
PET SHOP BOYS
BAD BUNNY · FKA twigs · FOUR TET
EL COLUMPIO ASESINO · SLOWTHAI
TINARIWEN · YVES TUMOR
CHICO BLANCO · KAYDY CAIN presenta SALSA DURA
MARÍA JOSÉ LLERGO · TRIÁNGULO DE AMOR BIZARRO · YANA ZAFIRO

With plenty still to be announced, this is set to be the festival’s biggest edition to date.
 
As in previous years, Bilbao BBK Live will also have a privileged location for the campsite at the top of Monte Arraiz, ideal for nature lovers who come to the festival from outside Bilbao. Tickets are on sale now at bilbaobbklive.com.

III Points X BJÖRK X Wu-Tang Clan

III POINTS BRINGS BJÖRK,
WU-TANG CLAN TO MIAMI FOR FIFTH ART BASEL CONCERT SERIES
MORE THAN 7,500 FANS AT MANA WYNWOOD
MIAMI, FL—December 13, 2017—III Points caps off 2017 with a successful Art Basel Concert Series. The fifth installment of the annual series brought Björk and Wu-Tang Clan, as well as more than 7,500 fans over the course of the week, to Mana Wynwood.

Iconic Icelandic artist Björk’s December 5 DJ set—her first ever appearance in Florida—kicked off the series with a whirlwind, eclectic DJ set exploring her influences across a decades-spanning career. With selections including Fever Ray, Tekno Miles, Awalom Gebremariam and a remix of Whitney Houston’s classic “How Will I Know,” the set also featured a surprise appearance from collaborator Rabit.

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Photo credit:  Adi Adinayev
Wu-Tang Clan, the legendary New York rap collective, assembled in Miami with full force, with RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, U-God, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna taking the stage at Mana on Saturday, December 9. The group played through their extensive catalog of hits, closing out this year’s series in explosive fashion.

For the past five years, the III Points team has produced coveted Art Basel concerts including James Blake, Jamie xx, A$AP Rocky, fka Twigs, Nick Murphy and Kendrick Lamar. This year’s series featured support from Ketel One and Stillhouse.

The series follows October’s massively successful, sold old fifth III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival featuring headlining sets from GorillazThe xxNicolas JaarRichie HawtinKaytranada and Bonobo.

III Points Presents is an experience-based concert production company committed to curating vanguard talent, non-traditional venues and artist installations for unique and unreplicable events. Challenging the conventional experience of live music, III Points Presents has a roster of highly curated events ranging from intimate shows to the signature III Points Music, Art & Technology festival in October.