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Shaylen x Temporary Feelings

SHAYLEN RELEASES NEW EP TEMPORARY FEELINGS TODAY INCLUDES NEW SINGLE “ROLL THE DICE”


Today, Shaylen reveals her brand-new Temporary Feelings EP via The Heavy Group/Republic Records.

Listen to the Temporary Feelings EP HERE.

Regarding the four-track project, the critically acclaimed songstress commented, “This EP is a rollercoaster of emotions I went through over the last year, coming out of a really long-term relationship and thinking the world was ending. In the end, I reminded myself, everything—even feelings—are temporary.”

In order to capture these emotions like never before, she penned the songs acoustically for the very first time. She would either sit behind her piano or sing to nothing more than an acoustic guitar.

In addition, the EP talks about the emotional journey Shaylen has taken over the past year. The new single “Roll The Dice” is a power anthem about dating that brings us all the late 80’s and early 90’s Ace of Base feels. Produced by Loote’s very own Jackson Foote (Demi Lovato, The Chainsmokers) and co-produced by Tushar and Jeremy Skaller (Zayn Malik, Nicki Minaj), “Roll the Dice” is at once aggressive, vulnerable and nicely nostalgic sounding. On the other end of the spectrum, “Voicemails” talks about memories left behind from those who are gone, inspired by messages left by her late grandpa. “Sometimes, those voicemails are all we’re left with of those chapters in our lives,” she says.

Meanwhile, “Goodbye” takes a re-invented look at the classic Macy Gray track and updates it for a new generation on a tune about “saying goodbye to those crutches in life. While Shaylen was writing it, Macy Gray walked into her writing session and gave her blessing for the new take on the track!

She initially paved the way for the EP with “Forgive Myself,” which was the first track Shaylen wrote for the project and was written “after one of the hardest times in her life when I was really struggling with self-forgiveness as if I would wondering if I would ever move forward.” Upon arrival, Billboard touted it among “10 Cool New Pop Songs To Get You Through The Week” and claimed, “As far as brutally honest self-assessments go, ‘Forgive Myself’ is at once easily understood and affecting.

ABOUT SHAYLEN
Way more than a singer and songwriter, Shaylen might just be your shoulder to cry on, partner-in-crime, and the keeper of your most intimate truths. Spilling her secrets first, she doesn’t just welcome this sort of vulnerability as she does command it. She’ll open up about days on the floor in tears, share the mantras she spoke to the mirror on Instagram, and laugh about going home alone despite eyeing a dude across the bar like, “You gonna make a move or what, bruh?” Listening to her is like sharing an Uber with a brand new best friend. It doesn’t matter where you’re headed; you just hope the ride doesn’t end, because the conversation is so freakin’ interesting.

As a result, she racked up over 12 million streams in twelve months across her debut EP Highs & Lows, singles such as “Sprite,” and collaborations a la “Come Back To Me” with Chantel Jeffries as she twisted up pop, R&B, and alternative on her own terms. Not to mention, she garnered acclaim courtesy of BillboardJust JaredHollywood LifePopdust, and Idolator who predicted “[she’s] on the brink of a major breakthrough.” 

However, she embraces listeners even tighter on her 2020 Temporary Feelings EP [Republic Records] led by the singles “Forgive Myself” and “Roll The Dice.”

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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Zendaya and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G) and Hollywood Records. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

Shaylen illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Shaylen – Forgive Myself

“Forgive Myself” is about learning one of the hardest lessons in life…self-forgiveness. Written and produced during self-isolation, the song shows the brutally honest pen-game that has become the hallmark of Shaylen’s reputation. “Forgive Myself” was executive produced and co-written by Jackson Foote from the much beloved electro pop group Loote and produced by Boston from Rice N’ Peas (Bazzi, Kiana Ledé, Anne Marie).

The track shows yet another side of the lyrical songstress. Airy guitar underscores confessions many may have but are hard to confront as she admits, “Don’t know how to love myself without somebody hanging in my bed” and “Don’t know how to be alone without the thought of crawling out my skin.” It builds towards an impressive vocal run fueled by just the right amount of throwback R&B vocal fireworks and pop punch.

Of the track, Shaylen says, “I wrote ‘Forgive Myself’ when I was in a really tough spot mentally. It’s all about my personal struggle with self-forgiveness. We are often taught the importance of apologizing and forgiving others but not the importance of forgiving ourselves when we mess up. I invented apologies, so I know all about it…”

“Forgive Myself” paves the way for more music to come from Shaylen this summer, as she continues to build buzz with her honest lyrics and powerhouse vocals. She recently lent her voice to the Chantel Jeffries banger “Come Back To Me.” It’s already clocked over 1.2 million Spotify streams and counting.In addition to plugs from Billboard, E! News, Variety, Elite Daily and more, CULTR praised Shaylen’s “powerful and meaningful vocals.”

Shaylen leaves a mark on pop by casually dropping the sort of lines you get tattooed somewhere scandalous or reserve for a drunk DM. Unafraid, unapologetic and unfiltered, she’ll put a boring ex on blast in one breath and open up about her deepest insecurities in the next. Yet, she sets gleefully pins those confessions to a defiant soundtrack of R&B, pop and alternative across her debut EP Highs & Lows and the buzzing 2019 single “Sprite.” Posting up over 10 million streams within a year and receiving praise from Billboard, Just Jared, Hollywood Life, Popdust and Idolator who pegged her as “on the brink of a major breakthrough,” the Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter turns heads in 2020 with a series of singles and her forthcoming full-length debut album for Republic Records.

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Emotions turn on a dime. In the span of just one Loote song, you might get up and dance, sit back down and let out a tear, or return to your feet and fall in love again. In a similar manner, the New York duo—Jackson Foote and Emma Lov—fashion self-described “cry jams” out of alternative, electronic, and pop elements. Bathed in the glow of neon production and artful instrumentation, the pair put on a different kind of party…

“We make music you can jam out to while you cry,” says Jackson. “It’s funny, but it’s true.”

“The songs are a vibe,” Emma elaborates. “I feel like we’re always in the middle. So many people are worried about losing themselves, finding themselves, and not knowing who they are when they come out on the other side. It’s a struggle I dealt with for a long time too. We’ve figured out how to talk about this in our music, because we found the right midpoint between these emotions. We exist in our own crevice of what you’d call pop.”

They occupy this space quite comfortably as well.

Since first united by a professor at SUNY Purchase College, these two kindred spirits have quietly positioned themselves for pop ubiquity. The group’s 2018 debut EP, single., gathered nearly 150 million cumulative streams in under a year. As they averaged over 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify, “High Without Your Love” and “Your Side of the Bed” both leapt past the 40 million-mark, while superstar Joe Jonas lent his inimitable pipes to “Longer Than I Thought.” In between supporting Eric Nam on tour and performing at the Hot 100 Festival, they attracted critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Idolator, Baeble, Substream, and many more. Jackson co-produced and co-wrote Zara Larsson’s “Ruin My Life” which recently was certified gold. Additionally, they collaborated with David Guetta and Brooks on the 2019 smash “Better When You’re Gone.”