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TYLA’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO “OVERDUE”

African Superstar Singer and Songwriter Tyla Unveils a Brand-new Music Video for her Latest Single “Overdue” [feat. DJ Lag & Kooldrink].

Fusing house bounce, electronic energy, and pop expanse, the track gallops forward on a propulsive beat as Tyla’s voice stretches from moments of subdued intimacy to an ecstatic and entrancing refrain, showcasing her impressive range. Adding dimension, South Africa’s DJ Lag spikes the song with dance floor ready spirit, while frequent collaborator Kooldrink continues his streak of bangers with Tyla on this record. The music video brings “Overdue” to life in cinematic fashion.

“Overdue” notably soundtracks the Season 2 trailer for NETFLIX’s Blood and Water now streaming on NETFLIX.

Her debut single “Getting Late” [feat. Kooldrink] has exploded as a viral phenomenon. The music video has amassed 4.5 million YouTube views, while the song eclipsed 4 million streams. It has also claimed coveted real estate on playlists such as African Heat [733K followers], Amapiano Grooves [97K followers], Hot Hits South Africa [51K followers], and more. Not to mention, the track debuted on Spotify’s Top 50 chart in South Africa, reaching #27, a powerful feat for an artist’s first release. Powered by an Amapiano beat, her voice glides over this distinct international bounce towards a boundary-breaking hook that’s instantly chantable. Making an impact, PAPER featured the song, while ­i-D described it as “her impossibly catchy breakout single. Not to mention, the BBC 1Xtra playlist just added her, speaking to her global impact.

Growing up of Indian, Zulu, Mauritian, and Irish descent, TYLA instinctively understood the power of diversity as a child in Johannesburg. She spent countless hours honing her voice at home, singing with her siblings every Sunday as part of a weekly tradition. At the same time, her dad introduced her to R&B and soul, encouraging her to eventually experiment with styles and cultures. By high school, she began posting covers on Instagram before catching the attention of her manager and Creative Director Garth Von Glehn. She wrote and recorded “Getting Late” with Kooldrink in 2020.  Upon the video release in January 2021, it resounded around the globe, reeling in millions of views and notching tastemaker praise.

Signed to Epic Records through a venture with Johannesburg/New York based Fax Records and co-managed by We Make Music and Africa Creative Agency, Tyla has positioned herself for international dominance with style, soul, and spirit.

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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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Talia Goddess – Poster Girl

As a pioneer of Brooklyn youth culture and a multifaceted creative, Tayahna Walcott, professionally known as Talia Goddess, releases her newest self-produced single Poster Girl on all streaming platforms off her forthcoming, debut EP.

Talia Goddess is a nineteen-year-old multi-hyphenate creative: singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, DJ, model, and community leader. Poster Girl is the third single off an EP of the same name to be released in Fall 2021. This track, like the EP, serves as a time-capsule of her teenage/high school years and experiences with love, identity, sexuality, loss, and growth. It is a reflective body of work on where she was mentally, emotionally, and spiritually the songs’ creation span from 2018 to 2020, and it’s also a reflection of her growth as an artist and my journey of finding her sound and avenue. Of the track, she says:

“Poster Girl has been long in the making, written and produced by me, and explores a theme of coming into an identity as a public figure or “Poster Girl” whose exterior is adored and idolized by many but in reality, is only the surface level to who I am.”

Talia Goddess merges her many talents as a self-taught singer-songwriter, rapper, music, producer, DJ, model, creative entrepreneur, and community leader to galvanize the next generation of creatives and push culture forward. Co-signed by the likes of A$AP Ferg, at the forefront of global campaigns with Converse, Tommy Hilfiger, MCM and editorials with Vogue, Refinery29, i-D, the queer vocalist-rapper hybrid seeks to leave her mark in a tangible form, impacting people through the words and rhythms that ultimately mirror how they feel inside, but can’t find the words to adequately express.

Determined to not be confined by the bounds of societal pressures, industry standards, and social conditioning, Talia has cultivated her own identity and seeks to bring various forms of art and expression under one umbrella in an unconventional way. An alchemist of words, an astute leader and cultural innovator, Talia Goddess is determined to help foster a safe and inclusive space for queer, black people such as herself and redefine and challenge the norms and expectations placed upon youth.

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MUZI – FOOL’S LOVE FT. BLACKROSE

MUZI RETURNS WITH A TALE OF A MILLENNIAL LONGING FOR LOVE WITH FOOL’S LOVE FT. BLACKROSE

“Quite simply represents the best of what South African music can offer today.” – Nova Radio (France)

“…Deeper than Deep House” – i-D

“Muzi is one to watch, one to listen to, and most importantly one to dance to.”
PIOTR ORLOV, AFROPUNK

“Muzi gets up with music in his head and doesn’t go to bed until he’s got it out. I really respect him.” – DAMON ALBARN

“An invigorating cocktail of high-energy bass music and ear-catching African rhythms” – MIXMAG

“Super-catchy electronica” – THE INDEPENDENT

Continuing the story from previous album Afrovision’s ‘Microwave Love’, Muzi‘s newest single, ‘Fool’s Love’ will drop worldwide on Wednesday, 7 July. The third single from his highly anticipated upcoming album (to be announced shortly), Fool’s Love features frequent collaborator, BlackRose. Clout Killed The Kids are once again video directors with the talented Rashid Bhika as the D.O.P.

Instant gratification that leads to a constant honeymoon phase with no real connection,” is the main theme Muzi explored in the irresistible lyrics and melody. The video sees Muzi being “clowned” by his pursuit for an unrequited love. Ditching his signature rolled beanie and leather jacket and pants, Muzi takes on a new look with a full chrome clown suit and a bouquet of red roses and balloons.

‘Fool’s Love’ is a fitting glimpse of the forthcoming album, setting the cosmic stage for another chapter in the adventures of Muzi’s alter-ego, Zulu Skywalker. The single and video encapsulate so much of what makes Muzi unique; self-love, vulnerability, a sense of place and a powerful uncompromising audio and visual aesthetic.

The track follows on from recent releases ‘Interblaktic’ and ‘Need Dat’ feat. The Temple, all of which will be featured on his album out this fall.

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KAH-LO – THE ARRIVAL EP

Emerging as a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of streams and glowing critical praise, GRAMMY® Award-nominated songstress Kah-Lo unleashes her solo debut, The Arrival EP, today.

Get it here via Epic Records.

The five-track project spotlights Nigerian-born, New York City-bred Kah-Lo’s seamless fusion of wild rhythms, dancefloor-ready beats, and skyscraping hooks. The single “Fire” ignites this hybrid. Neon keys bounce underneath her slick verses before she drops the red-hot hook, “I look so fire bitch, I am the match.” On the high energy “Commandments,” she issues one important commandment for the club for another between a chanting chorus. On the finale “Candy,” airy wah guitar dissolves into a head-nodding beat punctuated by old school beeper chirps and a thick bassline. Her undeniable attitude carries another bold chorus.

Back in 2016, Kah-Lo linked up with Riton for the breakout “Rinse & Repeat.” The international anthem not only amassed 65.3 million Spotify streams, but it also picked up a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Dance Recording. Loaded with bangers, they dropped Foreign Ororo highlighted by “Ginger” and “Fake I.D.”—which notched 94.2 million Spotify streams. Along the way, she collaborated with everyone from Idris Elba to Destructo and earned acclaim from Rolling StoneHYPEBEASTi-D, NME, and more.

Now, she lands at the forefront of the culture with The Arrival and more to come.

Check out the full track listing below.

TRACKLISTING

  1. Ouch
  2. Fire
  3. Commandments
  4. Spaceship
  5. Candy

About Kah-Lo

Grammy nominated dance-pop sensation Kah-Lo is geared to unleash her Epic Records debut EP The Arrival, bringing a refreshing blend of sounds that truly embody this rising starThe Nigeria born, New York City bred artist has carved her own niche within music and is ready to show the world every angle of her sonic versatility. Kah-Lo first emerged on the scene in 2016, assisting UK producer Riton on the hip-house cut “Rinse & Repeat,” which earned the two a Grammy nomination. From there, Kah-Lo dropped her solo debut single “Fasta” in 2017, sitting at the crown of the BBC Radio 1 Dance charts for five weeks. By 2018, Kah-Lo dropped the infectious “Fake I.D.” which became the lead song for the U.S. arrival of TikTok, and the viral hits have just kept on coming. Kah-Lo’s songs have been featured in a myriad of placements on TV, film, and gaming placements for her songs, including “Exit Sign” on the FIFA 21 Volta soundtrack. It’s been a non-stop ride since she first got started, punctuated with hundreds of millions of streams and global appeal.

Whether it’s collaborating with Idris Elba on “Ballie” or Selena Gomez on the “Back To You Remix,” Kah-Lo shines. Her features on Diplo’s “Give Dem,” along with The Knocks on “Awa Ni” have also further crystallized Kah-Lo’s consistent track record for bringing the best out of any song she touches. In 2020, she dropped the rhythmic “Melanin” with Michael Brun, setting the stage for 2021’s “arrival.” On The Arrival, Kah-Lo brings a culmination of all of her sounds with five tight tracks. Packed with energy, songs like “Ouch” and “Commandments” bring the vibes from her hip-house beginnings, while “Fire” and “Spaceship” showcase Kah-Lo’s powerful singing vocals. Then there’s the closer “Candy”—a true indicator of her pop superstar future. Whether adding flavor to a collaboration or having her own tunes as the soundtrack to your favorite TV series, Kah-Lo delivers and The Arrival is a long time coming.

Gracie Abrams – minor

Today, emerging songwriter Gracie Abrams shares her highly awaited debut project, minor. A stunning showcase for her nuanced lyricism and mesmerizing vocals, the seven-song project features Abrams’s acclaimed singles “21,” “I miss you, I’m sorry,” and “Long Sleeves.” minor is available now via Interscope Records at all digital retailers HERE.

Today also marks the premiere of the video for “Friend,” a particularly poignant track from minor. The beautifully shot visual follows the 20-year-old artist as she rides around Los Angeles alone, journeying through the city’s enchanted outskirts, chaotic freeways, and lonesome streets while candidly sharing her story of betrayal and loss.

Watch the video for “Friend” by Gracie Abrams HERE.

Executive-produced by Blake Slatkin, minor spotlights the quietly captivating artistry that’s won Abrams praise from outlets like NME (who hailed her “painfully honest tales of heartbreak draped in delicate melodies that carry much more intrigue than the usual run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter”) and i-D (who noted that her voice “cradl[es] the power to break even the toughest heart”). With each song centered on her unguarded yet finely layered songwriting, minor finds Abrams collaborating with producer/songwriters like Joel Little, Benny Blanco, Jim-E Stack, Sarah Aarons and Caroline Pennell.

In a full-circle moment for Abrams, minor features the first of her songs to draw widespread attention: the project’s bittersweet title track, penned by Abrams at age 17. Now a fan favorite, after Abrams shared clips of the song on social media, “minor” offers an early glimpse into the graceful balance of raw outpouring and sharply detailed self-reflection that would come to define her music. That approach soon proved undeniable to listeners around the world, as evidenced by “21” and “I miss you, I’m sorry” each recently surpassing 10 million streams on Spotify.

Through the years, Abrams has shared homespun clips of her songs on social media, amassing over 290k followers on Instagram before she’d even released her first track.

Named an artist to watch by Pigeons & Planes, Fader, and iD — and crowned one of seven breakout female musicians by Vogue UK — Abrams considers herself a songwriter, first and foremost. After writing her first song at the age of eight, she went on to earn a devoted following on the strength of her indelibly personal lyrics and magnetic vocal delivery. Last fall, Abrams made her official debut with “Mean It” — an intensely vulnerable piece hailed by Ones To Watch as “pure, sentimental, and undeniably beautiful.”

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Rence – Tears in December

Indie-Pop Whiz RENCE Releases “Tears In December” + Animal Crossing-Inspired “Type 2” Video

NEW SINGLE FOLLOWS SLEW OF BUZZING TRACKS AND VIDEOS FROM THE 2020 ARTIST TO WATCH

Today, genre-defying singer, songwriter and producer Rence unleashes his latest single “Tears In December.”  Get it HERE via Epic Records

The track begins with a creaky guitar and echoey beats as his breathy vocals exhale confessional verses. The energy organically blooms into the quotable refrain—“Sick of the sound of my heart hitting the ground”—before the vibe turns on a dime into a lonely late-night dancefloor singalong. The song takes inspiration from Rence’s own journey and come-up, having made the decision in December of 2019 to move from New York to Los Angeles.

“Tears in December chronicles my personal life following some major changes I underwent recently, including moving back out west from New York,” says Rence. “I thought I needed to leave my old home (and person) behind to start fresh in an exciting new city, but once I got here I realized pretty quickly that I was wrong. This song is that realization. I sing the lyrics to someone very special to me that I made the mistake of leaving, but beyond that interpersonal relationship, I wrote the lyrics to remind myself not to be too quick to move on and forget the past. That past is precisely what got me to where I am and what will help me continue to move forward. In the lyrics I say ‘sick of the sound of my heart hitting the ground,’ but a big piece of that sentiment is the realization that I was the one breaking my own heart. That heartbreak found it’s way into my songs for a while – especially because I’m always trying to be honest and authentic in what I create – and I was just sick of hearing it.”

Rence continues to unveil new music and exciting visuals at a steady pace. Earlier this week, he dropped a tripped-out official video for “Patience,” taken from his Fall 2019 EP.  It followed on the heels an acoustic video for the song where he performed on his front porch accompanied by a solo keyboardist. The latter illuminated his raw, unfiltered talent with a showstopping rendition of the tune. Earlier this month, he released an Animal Crossing video for his most recent single, “Type 2.” It cuts together footage of his Animal Crossing: New Horizons avatar to bounce of the track, bringing the song to life Nintendo Switch-style. Meanwhile, “Type 2” nears half-a-million streams in Spotify in addition to earning critical applause. Lyrical Lemonade claimed, “‘Type 2’ is the perfect example of why Rence is one of the most promising vocalists in the music industry right now.”

Capitalizing on the momentum sparked by the release of his Fall 2019 EP, Rence has received much acclaim and accolades. Pigeons & Planes named him among  “Best New Artists” while his breakout single “Expensive” [feat. Noah Cyrus] recently surpassed 6 million global streams. Having recently wrapped a North American tour with Christian French, Rence has gone on to received looks and acclaim from the likes of Nylon, i-D, The FADER, Billboard, Paper and more.

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 introduced himself on the breakthrough independent project, Pink. The lead single “Baby Blue” racking up nearly 10 million streams. Peers such as Chelsea Cutler and FLETCHER lent support as critical acclaim came from Hilly Dilly, Lyrical Lemonade, Ones To Watch, Elevator Magazine, and more. Tastemaker Zane Lowe handpicked “Ways To Go” as his “World Record” on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

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Conan Gray – Kid Krow

Pop singer-songwriter Conan Gray unveils a new song entitled “Wish You Were Sober” in advance of his anxiously awaited full-length debut, Kid Krow—arriving in stores and at all digital retailers this Friday March 20, 2020 via Republic Records.  Listen HERE & watch HERE

Pre-order Kid Krow HERE via Republic Records.

Conan Gray is currently one of YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise, YouTube’s emerging artist program that champions breaking talent and rising stars. As part of the campaign, Gray is set to collaborate with YouTube Music on a unique content series that will live on his Official Artist Channel and invite fans to get to know Conan on a deeper level.

YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise adds to a list of prestigious campaigns Conan has been selected to join, including his participation into both VEVO DSCVR and MTV Push earlier this year.

Well before Kid Krow even landed, Gray impressively amassed an astounding 600 million streams! The album will include the hit single “Maniac”, which has already been added to BBC Radio 1 in the UK and certified Gold in Australia.  Also featured on Kid Krow are buzzworthy tracks, “The Story”, “Comfort Crowd”, and “Checkmate”. Not to mention, last year’s Sunset Season EP clocked 300 million streams between the fan favorites “Crush Culture,” “Idle Town,” and “Generation Why.”

As the story goes, Conan Gray found a way out of his tiny Texas hometown by building his own musical world from nothing more than Garage Band and a cheap microphone taped to a lamp.
 
Within two years since uploading “Idle Town,” he quietly climbed to the forefront of pop on the back of his debut EP, Sunset Season [Republic Records], and a string of successful singles. Amassing upwards of 600 million streams, he garnered acclaim from Vogue, VMAN, Teen Vogue, Paper, The FADER, MTV, i-D, Billboard, Wonderland, Clash, Notion, Seventeen, and OnesToWatch, to name a few, made his television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and transformed peers such as Billie Eilish, Halsey, BTS, The 1975, Brendon Urie, Troye Sivan, Lewis Capaldi, and Noah Cyrus into ardent and vocal fans. Prior to the release of a proper full-length, he sold out three North American headline tours and a European headline tour in addition to supporting Panic! At The Disco and performing at Lollapalooza. He will be playing top festivals such as Coachella and Firefly in 2020.

*Photo credit: Brian Ziff

Leven Kali x “12345 (Get Real)”

LEVEN KALI RELEASES DREAMY NEW SINGLE “12345 (GET REAL)” TODAY

“With a powerful delivery and some stunning melodies, Leven Kali continues to impress” – COMPLEX

Holland-born, Los Angeles-native singer-songwriter Leven Kali has released his fresh, funky new single ”12345 (Get Real)”’ – the second song to come from his upcoming project, High Tide due out this Spring on Interscope Records. Produced and written by Leven Kali, Sol Was, Walter (Trey) Thompson, with additional production from Daniel Memmi and Danny Mckinnon on guitar, the track showcases Leven’s ability to display modern romance as a colorful, funk-inspired, dreamy entity. A dynamic fusion of 70s funk elements and rich textures, Leven continues to breathe a fresh take and spirit into the pop-R&B genre.

CHECK OUT ‘12345 (GET REAL)’ BY LEVEN KALI HERE:

“Sometimes the heaviest feelings force us to create something that balances the energy. This one is for the good times, a toast to letting go n feeling alive” – Leven Kali (on writing and producing “12345 (Get Real)”).

“12345 (Get Real)” arrives on the heels of “Homegirl”, his single with Smino and Topaz Jones which was referred to by THE FADER as romantic, late-night music. Kali’s last project, ‘Leven Kali: Low Tide’ featured Leven’s coveted single “Do U Wrong” featuring Syd (The Internet) which amassed over 38 million global streams, and received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, The New York Times, Billboard, I-D and more.

About Leven Kali:
Songwriter/singer/producer Leven Kali was born in Holland to a musical family and raised in Santa Monica, California. Just out of his teens, the artist began making a name for himself with some high-profile collaborations, including features on tracks by Drake and Playboi Carti in 2017. He followed these shortly with solo tracks, including the futuristic R&B single “Yours” in June of 2017 and “Do You Wrong” in early 2018, which featured former Odd Future affiliate Syd.

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Tate McRae – DSCVR

NAMED AS A VEVO DSCVR ARTIST – WATCH HERE PERFORMANCES OF “all my friends are fake” AND “happy face”

Rising star Tate McRae announces part 2 of her ALL THE THINGS I NEVER SAID TOUR today. In addition, Tate will release her debut EP all the things i never said this Friday, January 24th via RCA Records. Just yesterday, Tate was named a Vevo DSCVR artist and released two additional performance videos for “all my friends are fake” and “happy face” (watch here).The 5 track all the things i never said EP features previously released tracks, “tear myself apart,” “all my friends are fake,” “stupid” and two additional tracks. The three tracks combined have over 35 million audio streams.  “stupid” alone has over 12 million streams and is currently featured on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits, Pop Rising and Teen Party playlists. She was also the cover image for Spotify’s Pop Rising playlist for two weeks in a row and was seen in Apple Music’s A List Pop and Future Hits playlists. 

The 15-city ALL THE THINGS I NEVER SAID PT. 2 TOUR will start on April 1st in Portland, OR and end on April 23rd in Boston, MA. Tickets for the tour will be on-sale to the general public on Friday, January 24th at 10:00 AM local time. 

Tate is currently on the SOLD OUT part 1 of the tour which will end up making stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Berlin, Amsterdam and London.  

For more information, please visit www.tatemcrae.com/tour.
Tate has received early praise from a variety of publications with TheInterns.net claiming she is, “going to be one of the hottest names in music” while Idolator voted her one of 40 artists to watch in 2020. Just this weekend, E! included her as one of 15 newcomers you need to know. She has also garnered early from from i-D, Ones To Watch, The Sunday Times Culture, 1883, tmrw magazine, Billboard, Hollywood Life & more.