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MILLS RELEASES NEW SONG × VIDEO – THE STORE

Mills, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and troubadour, releases his new song and video “The Store.” Check it out here. Alongside this, Mills also releases his cover of John Mayer’s “Waiting On The World To Change” which can be found here.

“The Store” is the first new music from Mills since the release of his EP “Train of Thoughts” via Keep Cool/RCA Records earlier this year. Listen here.

Born and raised in Bowling Green, KY, and having spent time in both Nashville and Los Angeles, Mills’ southern influences have been brightened by the Los Angeles sun, resulting in buoyant melodies tinged with nostalgia. With his poetic storytelling and distinctive harmonies that evoke the 1970s era of Laurel Canyon, 21-year-old Mills emerges as a troubadour for the modern age, vividly spinning tales of young love, happiness and heartbreak.

Check out what the press says about Mills:

““Hollow” is sun-kissed singer-songwriter music, with a beautifully loping hook that gains texture as the harmonies fully arrive.” – Billboard

“His songs are personable, relatable, and carry captivating melodies that get stuck in your head even after the first listen.” – Earmilk

“Mills simplifies even the most complex emotions into a coherent stream of consciousness.” – Ones To Watch

“”Hollow” is an exciting glimpse into the music Mills has ready to release.” – Ones To Watch

“…straight-up, no fuss tunes that instantly stick.” – The Interns

“Hollow finds a sweet spot between John Mayer and Harry Style.” – The Interns

To Buy/Stream/Watch “The Store” and “Waiting On The World To Change”:

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Rarin Q×A – Toxic Ends

By: Ally Brewster

Fast-rising artist Rarin has released his liberating, pop-rap debut mixtape Toxic Ends. An aspirational, ambition-fueled introduction which champions human connection and self-growth, inspiring listeners to be themselves free of insecurity, Toxic Ends unites Rarin’s recent string of hard-hitting singles and adds six new tracks to his prolific catalogue.

Originally recording music for fun and continuing to create in his bedroom despite his success, Rarin has racked up over 75 million global streams with his string of viral singles including “GTA” and “YESSIR!” which topped Spotify’s viral charts and trended on YouTube. Adding to his hot streak, and distilling rap, pop, and relatable storytelling into his own unique sound, Toxic Ends will follow his recently released singles: deceptive flex anthems that speak to what is achievable in life if you free yourself from insecurity. “Toxics Ends” imagines what life would be like if we let go of the negative thoughts that hold us back, while Rarin “levels up” to become the most polished version of himself on “Big Spendin’,” a version without heartbreak or self-consciousness, that is excited for the future. “SO WHAT! ft. Brxkenbxy” speaks to brushing off minor issues to find value in mistakes without letting them derail you from seizing big opportunities.

“I think we’re all destined for something greater than our expectations. We just have to let go of what’s holding us back,” says Rarin on the inspiration for the mixtape. “This project is mainly about letting go of our ‘toxic ends.’ People are tempted to commit themselves to things they cannot obtain, especially in relationships, leading their emotions to consume them. Just because you want something, doesn’t mean you need it.”

We had the opportunity to ask Rarin about his career, Toxic Ends, and what’s next for the artist:

How did you get your start into music? When did you know if it was something you wanted to pursue?

I originally got into music because of my parents. They had me learn to play the piano because they wanted me to try out new things when I was younger. I think that really gave me an ear for making music and it helped a lot. Singing and rapping came many years later and that really started out of boredom. Later, with time, I found myself enjoying recording music more and more and eventually I recognized music as something I wanted to pursue professionally.

Who were your biggest inspirations for going into the music industry? How has their careers inspired/impacted your own decisions and direction for your music?

My biggest inspirations are Lil Peep, Travis Scott, and Billie Eilish. The career of Lil Peep has made me see how important fan interaction is, and how being close with your fans can bring a really special connection. I also love Travis Scott’s live performances and seeing him perform made me realize that your fans and listeners will reflect your energy, so you need to show your enthusiasm in everything you do. Billie Eilish inspires me to go out of my comfort zone and to be more confident. In one interview she had said that you should embrace your mistakes in your music and keep them because that’s what makes it unique. That saying has stuck with me for the entirety of my career and has really given me motivation.

How does your new work compare to your other works you’ve done in the past in terms of process, production and message? Do you notice differences in creating singles versus mixtapes?

Overall, the production has gotten much better, but I also have more purpose when I record and write music. Currently, I tend to make faster and happier songs compared to my past music.

What was it like when you realized that your work was connecting with people? Was there a specific moment you remember realizing how your music impacted others?

It was honestly very motivating. I’ve had fans tell me that my music has helped them stay mentally strong in their hardest times, and that really means the world to me. I use music to help myself feel better so being able to provide that for others makes me really happy.

Were you surprised that your work became popular in gaming communities? What has that experience been like as you watched you work be appreciated by many different communities?

I never really expected my songs to blow up through video games. I used to edit gaming montages so it’s crazy to me that my music is being used in videos similar to what I used to edit.

Toxic Ends is a mixtape with “deceptive flex anthems that speak to what is achievable in life if you free yourself from insecurity.” What inspired you to make a mixtape that is vulnerable and honest about overcoming insecurity? Is there anything you hope fans take away from the mixtape?

My life inspires my music and, in my life, I’ve found myself unable to rid myself of toxic relationships and situations because I thought those situations were normal and that I didn’t deserve better. After listening, I hope my fans recognize the importance of loving yourself and what you do. I think it is the key to being successful and happy in life and I wish that upon everyone.

What are you most excited for next once your new mixtape is out?

I’m most excited to start doing live shows and possibly touring.

Toxic Ends Track List

Toxic Ends

Love Fix

Ashes

Had Enough

SO WHAT! (ft. Brxkenbxy)

Skipping Stones

Cash Out (ft. Darius King)

2 Seater

Big Spendin’

See Rarin’s mixtape music videos below:

Toxic Ends album visualizer here.

“Toxic Ends” music video here.

“Big Spendin’” music video here.

Check out Rarin’s debut mix, and keep a look out for what’s next!

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EBHONI – GOOD DICK & WEED

EBHONI REPS FOR ALL THE TORONTO BAD GYALS ON NEW PROJECT “GOOD DICK & WEED”

A refreshing departure from the current landscape of R&B, 21-year-old singer/songwriter Ebhoni keeps it realer than real on her latest mixtape “Good Dick & Weed.” The 10-track project includes a collaboration with Jamaican rap star Beam in addition to Ebhoni’s breakout single “Rep It” & her confident ode to women with options,  “Rotation,” produced by industry heavyweight FORTHENIGHT (Bad Bunny, Don Toliver). Born & raised in Toronto, Good Dick & Weed is heavily influenced by Ebhoni’s Caribbean upbringing and is full of bold & honest convictions, a fierce body of work that is sure to redefine what it means to be a woman fully in charge and uninhibited.

Good Dick & Weed in many ways channels a keen sense of the best parts of what some would define as nostalgia: the era of mixtapes and tumblr, telling a story through visceral imagery and honest anecdotes, the internet in its rawer early form. Good Dick & Weed paints snapshots of different cities in the same harshly ephemeral gleam, from Westwood to Wilshire, specific places made universal by the heartbreak and hopefulness within them.

On opening track “If You Know You Know”, Ebhoni speaks directly to a night where gunfire punctured six bullet holes in the backseat window of her family’s car, and they had to temporarily relocate to her grandmother’s house, where she openly wonders: what if she had been sitting in that backseat?  Putting up walls for her own self-protection, she’s only now beginning to draw from the power that comes from her own vulnerability. “I really have been through so much, and it’s important to show that to help others who might not have that platform.” Good Dick & Weed draws from this agency, a declaration of assured frankness that shows the choices you make don’t have to be perfect as long as you believe in them.

Good Dick & Weed is a product of nighttime, connecting the dots and piecing together information from strings of late-night texts, voice notes from the calls you choose not to pick up, as well as poignant diary vignettes curled up in the sink from the washroom of the Atlanta apartment she currently resides. where the low-key 21-year-old feels her most authentic self. It’s also a matter-of-fact acknowledgement of growing up on Weston Road in Toronto where her father sold drugs, waking up to ringing doorbells early in the morning, seeing notes left on her mother’s car and playing outside of housing complexes while her father was inside doing deals.

Praised for her powerhouse talent, Office Magazine predicts Ebhoni “is on a fast track to worldwide recognition.” Earlier this year, Ebhoni released her EP “X,” to critical reception from press and rare groove enthusiasts. In addition to Pitchfork praising Ebhoni for “reclaiming the Toronto R&B crown for women.” HotNewHipHop wrote, “Ebhoni has been one artist to keep an eye out for in the 6ix,” it’s no wonder FLAUNT crowned her “Our favorite new R&B artist.” Tracks like “Rotation” only bolster the rep she’s built as one of R&B’s most magnetic young stars, and with the release of Good Dick & Weed, Ebhoni’s growing fandom will surely only continue to expand.

Good Dick & Weed Track List:

  1. IYKYK
  2. Come Over (feat. Beam)
  3. Rep It
  4. Rotation
  5. Be A Man
  6. Westwood
  7. I Try
  8. Think
  9. Truth Say
  10. Wilshire & Bixel
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Brooklyn Rapper J.I. Releases Summer Anthem – Morning

Brooklyn-native artist, J.I. releases his latest single “Morning” today via G*Starr Ent./Geffen Records. On the melodic, yet upbeat track the 19-year-old singer/rapper creates a world of emotions like never before. His lyrics deliver a powerful story on heartbreak as each line exposes his uncertainties of a plunging relationship. Of the track J.I. shares “We’ve all been in this position before. I wanted to speak from my perspective about how I’m being played and manipulated and wanted to make a catchy song out of something painful. I feel like I was able to execute what I wanted to do.” Listen here.

Paired with a visual directed by Austin McCracken (G Eazy, Mike Will Made It, Phora) J.I. taps into his  vulnerable side. Filmed throughout New York City we catch a glimpse of his relationship unfolding while he reflects on the toxicity of the turbulent romance. Frame by frame we see each bar come to life “You didn’t even give me a warning you left all your things and walked through that door; I don’t want to feel what I feel no more.” Watch the video for “Morning” here.

“Morning” arrives fresh on the heels of his return this year with his track “No Hook,” a freestyle heavy song which helped re-introduce and remind his fans about his raw tone and melodic style. “No Hook” garnered praise from XXL who included the track on their “13 Best New Songs this Week” roundup and has gone on to amass over a million views. He also recently received praise from REVOLT who included him as one of their “Gen Z artists you need on your radar.”

J.I. is also set to head on his first North American “The Young and Restless Tour” this Fall. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

See below for a complete list of tour dates for “The Young and Restless Tour”:
July 24 Miami, FL – Rolling Loud Miami
Sep 14 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr.  Small’s Theater
Sep 15 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Sep 16 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Sep 18 Washington, DC – Union Stage
Sep 19 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Sep 22 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Sept 23 TBD – TBD
Sep 24 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
Sep 26 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Sep 27 Dallas, TX – Trees
Sep 29 Phoenix , AZ – Rebel Lounge
Sep 30 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
Oct 02 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Oct 03 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
Oct 04 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s SOLD OUT
Oct 06 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Oct 10 Denver, CO – Cervante’s Other Side
Oct 11 Lincoln, NB – Bourbon Theater
Oct 13 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
Oct 14 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
Oct 15 Chicago, IL – Avondale Music Hall
Oct 17 Detroit, MI – Shelter
Oct 18 Toronto, ON – Opera House
Oct 19 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Oct 21 Buffalo, NY – TBD
Oct 22 Providence, RI – The Strand
Oct 23 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Oct 24 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
Oct 30 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

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Noah Kahan – I was/I am

Hot off the heels of the release of his latest single, “Part of Me,” Noah Kahan announces his highly-anticipated sophomore album, I Was/I Am, will be released on September 17th. I Was/I Am is available for pre-order now HERE.

The critically acclaimed Vermont singer and songwriter took two years of milestones and transformed them into I Was/I Am, alongside his Busyhead collaborator and Grammy Award-winning producer Joel Little (Taylor Swift, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Jonas Brothers, Khalid) and engineer Mark Rankin. Preserving his commitment to vivid lyricism, Noah crafted the new music with faster tempos and sweeping hooks, recharging his overall vision.

Kahan says, “While writing this record, I’ve taken stock of who I am as compared to who I was when I started and what that means, for better or worse. I do have some perspective. I’ve also lost a lot. I’ve lost people close to me for different reasons. I’ve lost friendships. I lost my dog. Those experiences haven’t necessarily hardened me, but they’ve made me incredibly grateful for what I have now. The biggest change is a little bit of clarity in terms of who I am and the person I want to end up being. The songs on the record represent a new understanding of myself.”

To celebrate the announcement, Kahan drops the music video for “Part of Me” today—watch it HERE. The song, an introspective anthem that captures his signature storytelling and evocative lyrics, is his fastest-growing song streaming-wise to date—amassing nearly 4 million Spotify streams and counting.

About Noah Kahan

Noah Kahan has quietly emerged as a homegrown phenomenon with a combination of vivid songwriting and powerful performances (as well as a razor-sharp sense of humor on social media). He’s racked up over one billion streams across his catalogue, picked up a Gold Certification for “Hurt Somebody” feat. Julia Michaels, and performed on television shows such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and TODAY. His 2020 Cape Elizabeth EP garnered critical praise from across the globe, and not to mention, he’s collaborated with a slew of artists, from Chelsea Cutler to mxmtoon to Quinn XCII to Gryffin.

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Rarin – Big Spendin

Fast-rising hip hop artist Rarin has released his new, unflinching single “Big Spendin’” from his upcoming debut mixtape Toxic Ends – out June 25. A trap continuation of his aspirational, ambition-fueled singles that focus on self-growth and not letting other people’s opinions or actions deter you from your own grind, “Big Spendin'” imagines Rarin as the best version of himself, free of heartbreak, self-consciousness, and hardship. Press here to listen.

“’Big Spendin’’ is a full on flexer song,” says Rarin on the track. “Although it talks about a lot of material things, ‘Big Spendin’’ is about ‘leveling up’ from my previous dark state to become the most polished version of myself. It stresses my current mindset and the bold, euphoric feeling of being excited for the future.”

Originally recording music for fun and continuing to create in his bedroom despite his success, Rarin has racked up over 75 million global streams with his string of viral singles including “GTA” and “YESSIR!” which topped Spotify’s viral charts and trended on YouTube. Adding to his hot streak, and distilling rap, pop, and relatable storytelling into his own unique sound, Toxic Ends will follow his recently released singles: deceptive flex anthems that speak to what is achievable in life if you free yourself from insecurity. Previous single “Toxics Ends” imagines what life would be like if we let go of the negative thoughts that hold us back while “SO WHAT! ft. Brxkenbxy” speaks to brushing off minor issues to find value in mistakes without letting them derail you from seizing big opportunities.

Impacted by the sudden loss of rapper Lil Peep and the realization that his own music is also a coping mechanism for many, Rarin puts human connection at the forefront of his art to guide his fans through their own emotional turmoil while processing his own world and sifting through the toxicity that often prevents us from being our best selves. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Lil Peep as well as Travis Scott and Billie EilishRarin’s singles have already received explosive support online, particularly amongst gaming communities such as Fortnite, to soundtrack thousands of videos and feature in large collaborations with creators such as Faze SwayFaze Martoz, and more. A first-generation American born to parents leaving communist Bulgaria, Rarin’s unshakeable work ethic saw him immerse himself in experiences and study classical piano for eight years before discovering rap in middle school.

Toxic Ends tracklist:

Toxic Ends

Love Fix

Ashes

Had Enough

SO WHAT! ft. Brxkenbxy

Skipping Stones

Cash Out ft. Darius King

2 Seater

Big Spendin’

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Noah Kahan – Part of Me

Vermont singer and songwriter Noah Kahan returns with his new single entitled “Part of Me” out now via Republic Records. Listen HERE.

The introspective anthem reflects a natural progression for the artist. Noah’s signature storytelling and evocative lyrics shine over upbeat guitar and production by his frequent collaborator and Grammy Award-winning producer Joel Little (Taylor Swift, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Jonas Brothers, Khalid). The momentum of the verses crashes right into the relatable hook as he confesses, “I don’t miss you. I miss the way you made me feel.” Similar to Ed Sheeran, Kahan writes engaging lyrics over a soothing beat, and allows for a relaxing listen.

Of the song, Noah says, “‘Part of Me’ is a song about someone looking back on an almost-romance and realizing that what felt like simply a passing moment of connection between two people was actually far more significant and represented a larger loneliness within. Drifting through life and avoiding feelings for anyone or anything is something I’m far too familiar with, and sometimes one experience with somebody can open somebody’s heart and force them to be vulnerable again. ‘Part of Me’ is about the realization that a seemingly insignificant moment can be far more important that you knew.”

Noah Kahan has quietly emerged as a small town musician with a combination of vivid songwriting and powerful performances (as well as a razor-sharp sense of humor on social media). He’s racked up over half-a-billion streams across his catalogue, picked up a Gold Certification for “Hurt Somebody” (feat. Julia Michaels) and performed on television shows such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers and TODAY. His 2020 Cape Elizabeth EP garnered praise from L’Officiel, Atwood Magazine, Variance Magazine, Idolator and more. Not to mention, he’s collaborated with a slew of artists, from Chelsea Cutler to mxmtoon to Quinn XCII to Gryffin. 

“Part of Me” heralds Noah Kahan’s anxiously awaited sophomore album, due for release later this year.

About Noah Kahan

Stepping out of his childhood home located on a 133-acre tree farm in Strafford, VT, which has a population of a little over 1,000, and onto stages worldwide, Noah Kahan introduced one side of himself. Since 2017, he has generated half-a-billion combined streams and views, garnered a Gold plaque for “Hurt Somebody” with Julia Michaels, and launched sold-out headline tours in North America, Europe and the UK. His 2019 full-length debut, Busyhead, attracted acclaim from Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, NYLON, Idolator, Ones To Watch and more. He performed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Late Night With Seth Meyers and TODAY. As he breached radio airwaves and infiltrated popular playlists, he quietly penned songs at a feverish pace. Favoring storytelling, he unveiled another side of himself on 2020’s Cape Elizabeth EP [Republic Records] led by the single “A Troubled Mind.” Following widespread tastemaker praise, he capped off the year with “Pride” feat. mxmtoon and gears up for his sophomore album, set for release in 2021.

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Jamie N Commons Fever Dreams EP

British singer/songwriter Jamie N Commons releases his Fever Dreams EP today, August 9, on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.  Commons has released a steady stream of music over the last several months including “Paper Dreams,” “Start Again”, “Won’t Let Go” and most recently “Heartbreak.”  Along with new song “Something That You Know” these five tracks make up Fever Dreams EP.  Fever Dreams EP is available now at all digital retailers.

Today Commons also releases the video for “Heartbreak”.  The clip wasbshot in the U.K. and features actress Olivia Vinall (The Woman In White, Queens of Mystery) driving along the English countryside. Watch the video HERE.

Commons recently partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and advertising agency M/H VCCP for Runaway Train 25, a cross-industry initiative to reinvent the search for missing children in the U.S.  In the 1990s, the original “Runaway Train” video by Soul Asylum, NCMEC and director Tony Kaye featured 36 missing kids. After it aired on MTV, 21 of those missing kids were recovered. Commons, along with Skylar Grey and Gallant, recorded a new version of the award-winning song and shot a new video for the track which has been nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the Video For Good category. The 2019 VMAs will air live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Monday, Aug. 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTVWatch the video for  “Runaway Train” here.

Jamie N Commons Release “Heartbreak”

 British singer/songwriter Jamie N Commons releases a new song today.  “Heartbreak” was written by Commons and produced by Sam de Jong and is

available now at all digital retailers

“Heartbreak” will be featured on Common’s upcoming Fever Dreams EP which is set for release August 9 on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Listen to the song here.

Commons will perform a headline show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge on July 25before heading out on a five-city trek supporting Kodaline. Tickets are on sale now at www.jamiencommons.com

Commons has released a steady stream of music this year including “Start Again” and “Won’t Let Go” leading up to his EP release next month.   “Start Again,” and “Won’t Let Go” follows the release of “Paper Dreams” which came out last November. All three songs will be included on Fever Dreams EP.  This new music showcases a new direction for the musician that is heavily influenced by 80s pop.  Still evident is Commons’ bluesy-rock sensibility,  as showcased in his previous  releases “Rumble And Sway” and “Lead Me Home”, with a hint of what’s to come.  

Born in Bristol in the late 80s and following that with a stint in Chicago, Commons returned to England set on a music career studying at Goldsmiths in London, notorious for its host of luminary alumni.  Commons released The Baron EP in 2011 followed by his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope debut Rumble And Sway EP in 2013 showcasing his whiskey-laced growl.  Commons’ workmanlike approach has been fed further by the work he’s doing for others. Among his successes, he co-wrote the hit “Jungle” for X Ambassadorswith Alex Da Kid and Sam Harris, and toured with the band. He also had a Beats by Dre ad, and was featured on Eminem’s ‘MMLP2’ album. Commons won Music Week’s Sync Artist Of The Year in 2016. This past year Commons composed the music for the summer blockbuster “Skyscraper” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These experiences opened his ears to a spectrum of genres, making him more interested in the path pop music is taking. 

Below is a complete list of upcoming tour dates for Jamie N Commons supporting Kodaline:

 July 25   New York, NY  Mercury Lounge * 
July 26   Clifton Park, NY   Upstate Concert Hall 
July 27   New Haven, CT  College St Music Hall 
July 28   Boston, MA  Rock On! 
July 30   Portland, ME  Port City Music Hall 
July 31  Burlington, VT   Higher Ground 

*Headline show