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KHALID – SATELLITE

KHALID RELEASES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “SATELLITE”

Today, multiplatinum selling global superstar Khalid releases his new single Satellite” along with the music video via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. Driven by Khalid’s melodic vocals, the vibrant pop production comes to life in the shimmering futuristic visual directed by Levi Turner. Watch HERE

Khalid shares, “Satellite” is a visual portrait of my growth as a human being & the self-love journey I have experienced in my life”

Last month, Khalid and Marshmello performed their latest single “Numb” at the MTV Video Music Awards. Check it out HERE. “Numb” marks the artists’ second collaboration following their 6x platinum smash hit “SILENCE”. Earlier this year, Khalid released the dreamy track “Skyline” which came alongside a colorful music video. Watch HERE.  

About Khalid:

Multi-platinum-selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, has taken the world by storm since his first single, the certified diamond “Location” (released right before his high school graduation) exploded onto the scene leading to a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the 4x platinum-certified, American Teen. His sophomore album Free Spirit, released to critical acclaim in 2019, was declared a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and was called “superb” by the Associated Press. The album, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and features the GRAMMY-nominated multi-format #1 single “Talk”. Free Spirit has garnered over 13.4 billion streams worldwide. Khalid, who has been called a “pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone has been streamed over 30 billion times worldwide across all partners, has been nominated for 7 GRAMMYS and has won numerous awards including 6 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award, and an MTV Woodie Award. Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including his #1 singles “Love Lies” (with Normani), “Eastside” (with Halsey and Benny Blanco) as well as hits with artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Marshmello and more. The Mayor and Council of the City of El Paso honored Khalid with a “Key To The City” marking September 13th, 2018 “Khalid Day.” Khalid, alongside his mother, launched The Great Khalid Foundation, which is committed to helping families by alleviating a burden of need. Khalid’s “Free Spirit World Tour” took him to arenas all over the globe in 2019. In 2020, Khalid released his critically acclaimed track “Eleven” and his smash hit “Know Your Worth” with Disclosure. He was named the youngest artist to surpass 15 billion streams on Spotify alone and was named BMI’s Pop Songwriter of the Year (alongside Post Malone.) During the summer of 2021, Khalid debuted his track “New Normal” at Virgin Galactic’s “Unity 22” Spaceflight launch. Not only did “New Normal” play in the shuttle during its descent back to earth, but Khalid was also on hand to perform for the crew, including Sir Richard Branson, after they completed their mission. To close out 2021, Khalid released his Scenic Drive tape which he describes as a companion piece to his 2018 EP Sun City. Earlier this year, Khalid released “Last Call” in celebration of the 5-year anniversary of his 4x platinum GRAMMY-nominated debut album American Teen. Khalid’s latest offering “Numb” with Marshmello marks the artist’s second collaboration following their 6x platinum smash hit “SILENCE”. 

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SG LEWIS’ 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Following the release of his new double A-Side single, ‘Missing You’ / ‘Something About Your Love, London-based singer-songwriter, producer and DJ, SG Lewis, has announced a new run of North American Tour dates. The 20-date tour will kick off October 6 in Boston, making stops in BrooklynWashington DCTorontoChicagoAtlantaDallasSalt Lake CityLos AngelesSeattle and more, before concluding in Portland, OR on November 12.

Speaking about getting back out on the road, SG Lewis reveals, “After years of tentative touring and cautious planning, I’m unbelievably excited to finally announce my first full US tour since 2019. I’m buzzing to be playing in some cities I’ve wanted to visit for so long, and so excited to bring you a completely new live show.

The local presale begins tomorrow, Wednesday July 13th at 10 AM, through Thursday July 14th at 10 PM local time, followed by an exclusive Spotify Presale on Thursday, 10 AM – 10 PM local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, July 15th at 10 AM local time. For a full list of upcoming live dates and to purchase tickets, please visit www.sglewismusic.com.

These headlining dates will follow his previously announced live shows this summer, including his return to the beloved Palm Springs pool party festival Splash House on Saturday, August 13, and festival performances at Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas (TICKETS) on Friday, September 16 and the Portola Festival in San Francisco (TICKETS) on Sunday September 25.

Last week, SG Lewis returned with two brand new singles: the nocturnal dancefloor-filler ‘Missing You‘ and the italo-influenced anthem ‘Something About Your Love.’ Right out of the gate, ‘Missing You,’ which The FADER hailed as an “80s synth-rave carried on the back of a snappy Linn drum-sprinkled beat that would make Starboy-era The Weeknd salivate,” reaches for dancefloor glory with its shimmering synths and neon bass line, nodding to eighties new wave with a chantable chorus, “I’m not missing you like I’m supposed to.” On the flip side, ‘Something About Your Love‘ fuses a funk-inflected bass line and tambourine with a luminous refrain. The release was celebrated by Dancing Astronaut, who said “Altogether, Missing You / Something About Your Love affirms SG Lewis‘ status as a musical auteur with a knack for merging the sounds of earlier decades with today’s sonics in an ever novel, dance floor-facing fashion.” Both tracks are available to buy/stream as a double A-side single today via Astralwerks.

Listen to ‘Missing You / Something About Your Love’ HERE.

Ushering in a brand-new chapter, the 70s and 80s have provided a rich seam of inspiration for contemporary artists like SG Lewis (real name Sam Lewis) and nowhere is this more potent than today’s releases. Missing You‘ illuminates Lewis‘ unmatched ability to take underground club music somewhere fresh and towards a new generation and reaches for dancefloor glory with its shimmering synths and neon bass line, nodding to eighties new wave in timeless pop ecstasy. On the other end of the spectrum, the Daft Punk inspired Something About Your Love‘ showcases 70s-era drums, a funk-inflected bass hook, disco-styled groove, and a luminous refrain. Both tracks are classic but deeply contemporary cuts with one suited to the adrenaline rush of your wildest night out, and the other to the blissful ride home at sunrise. This duality is a theme that permeates SG Lewis‘ new era.

Speaking about ‘Missing You,‘ SG Lewis reveals, “Conceptually, it felt like the perfect introduction. It’s a story about temptation and dwindling fear. Your eyes are wandering.” On ‘Something About Your Love,’ SG adds “It’s no secret I’m a massive Daft Punk fan. It’s the closest thing I’ve ever made to a tribute to them. I was listening to Discovery a lot, and there’s a specific technique to it. I chopped up the sample of these seventies keys and drums. It came together easily. Lyrically, It’s a pure confession of admiration for someone. It’s the perfect contrast to ‘Missing You’.

The new tracks follow on from Sam’s debut record times, released during lockdown last year, which found one of modern pop’s secret weapons stepping out front and center, taking listeners on a voyage through soaring electronic dance and kaleidoscopic future disco with a blockbuster collection of guests. Features included Robyn and Channel Tres on ‘Impact‘ (“a house track so physical your feet may begin to move involuntarily,” according to NPR), Nile Rodgers on ‘One More‘ and Lucky Daye on fan favorite Feed The Fire.’ The album received widespread critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork (who hailed it as “a pristine album”), NPR, Billboard, NME, GQ and much more, with LP highlight track ‘Chemicals‘ amassing over 55 million Spotify streams and counting, catapulting SG Lewis‘ total stream count to over 1.4 billion.

SG Lewis has cemented his status as one music’s most sought-after producers and has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Dua Lipa, Clairo, Tove Lo, Khalid, Aluna, Victoria Monet, Raye, Ray BLK, The Neptunes/N.E.R.D’s Chad Hugo, Gerd Janson, Conducta + many more. Louis Vuitton also launched their pre-Fall campaign with Soulwax’s remix of ‘Impact’ earlier this month and Sam is well regarded in fashion circles, attending, and performing an array of parties across his illustrious career. Behind the scenes, he also produced Dave’s seminal breakout track 100’M’s’ and co-wrote ‘Hallucinate‘ for Dua Lipa‘s record-smashing number one album, Future Nostalgia. Sam has sold out headline shows across the US, Asia, Australia, and Europe as well as multiple festival appearances including prime-time slots at Coachella and Glastonbury – his raucous live shows not only make him one of London’s hottest talents, but also a formidable artist capable of making a splash on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond.

Addison Grace – Immaturing

Salt Lake City-based musician and TikTok star Addison Grace finally releases his highly anticipated debut EP, Immaturing, along with its fourth single, “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love,” out now. In addition to the five-track EP, Addison Grace will hit the road beginning this August across the U.S. on his debut headline tour with support from Sydney Rose on all dates, and Kate Stephenson and Leanna Firestone on select dates. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

On the rock-leaning, Cameron Hale-produced (Claud, Neon Trees, Khalid) “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love,” Addison Grace questions and challenges traditions like marriage and a picket fence, and gets sick of swiping to find love. Instead, Grace hopes for more out of life than just what might be expected of him and refuses to live a mundane, ordinary life. Beginning at age 18, Grace illustrates what they don’t want to be doing at ages 23 and 43, singing, “I don’t wanna be 23 / with a white picket fence / no job and no degree / if that’s in then / I don’t wanna fall in love / love, love, love, love / I don’t wanna be 43 / living half my life, nothing to show of me / if that’s it, if that’s it / maybe, maybe it’s just me.”

“I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love,” challenges the societal idea that one needs love to find happiness, that perhaps one might be better off prioritizing self-love, and finding joy within one’s self instead of searching for it in others. It’s a track that came to Grace unexpectedly with the help of producer and songwriter Luke Arens and the aforementioned Cameron Hale. Grace explains, “IDWFIL was a song I never expected to write! It started as a song that was about being frustrated about not being able to find love but then, with Luke Arens help, it turned into a song about wanting to find joy in being ‘just you’ and hating that society tells you that you need love to find happiness,” says Grace. “Cameron Hale, the producer, helped me make it the angsty pump-up song I needed and wanted it to be. I guess overall I never expected this song to exist but I’m unbelievably happy it does now and I think a lot of others will be happy too.”

Grace could not be more ready to bring listeners into the warm, approachable world they’ve built with Immaturing. Grace explains, “I’ve been so excited to finish and release this set of songs and finally have my first official EP! Immaturing started as a group of independent songs that somehow ended up perfectly telling what it feels like to grow up. While the order of the songs plays a key role—each song still has its own feel, its own story, and I hope everyone can find their own way to relate regardless of where they are in life. This is, quite literally, my teenage and young adulthood told in music form.”

The EP’s previous three singles have each been met with praise from a slew of leading tastemakers and garnered millions of streams. The second single from the EP, “Makes Me Sick,” also produced by Hale, caught the attention of Billboard, who wrote, “The result is a heartbreaking anthem dedicated to self-sabotage, where Grace details their exploits in navigating the lovesick feeling they’re caught in. EUPHORIA lauded, “What makes ‘Makes Me Sick’ a highlight of Grace’s discography is its raw and honest vulnerability into something as complex and deeply felt like love. It’s a song for the people who have been hurt in the past; the ones who are unsure of if they deserve better treatment by whoever comes along next.”

Vulnerable fan-favorite and lead single from the EP, “I Wanna Be A Boy,” allows Grace to discover more of themselves and their gender identity, amassing over 1.4 million streams on Spotify alone. Glasse Factory wrote, “I Wanna Be a Boy” is immensely touching in both writing and sound. Grace’s hard-earned ability of singing shines beautifully in every second of the track, as he speaks about who he wishes he was, and coming to terms with the difficulty of acceptance.” TREMG called the track, “a tender exploration of identity over an acoustic guitar and thumping beat.”

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RCA Record's artist Khalid releases new song, 'Skyline' via 360 MAGAZINE

KHALID – SKYLINE

Multiplatinum selling global superstar Khalid releases his new single “Skyline” along with the music videovia Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. Written by Khalid and produced by Chrome Sparks, this dreamy retro pop track is the official lead single off Khalid’s highly anticipated third studio album which is due out later this year. Directed by Levi Turner and Cody LaPlant, the colorful music video transport you outside to a blissful summer day and unveils two worlds of style and aesthetic merging into one as a dance party ensues while Khalid simultaneously floats through the air in a 1999 color shifting limited edition GT-R Skyline.

The video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, NickMusic and on the Paramount Times Square billboards. Watch HERE.

On the song, Khalid shares, “”Skyline” to me is a recharge and full of summer vibes. I hope it brings my fans joy and gets them through any dark times they may be going through.”

Last month, Khalid released “Last Call” in celebration of the 5-year anniversary of his 4x platinum GRAMMY-nominated debut album American Teen. The track and official music video pays homage to his growth from 2017 until today. 

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Tanisha Scott × Lizzo

World-renowned creative director/choreographer Tanisha Scott (Rihanna, Drake) makes a very special guest appearance on Amazon Prime’s anxiously awaited new series, LIzzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, set to premiere April 14th. She teams up with legend and host Lizzo in order to uncover the best and brightest new dancers for her upcoming tour. Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls is a new unscripted series following global superstar and icon Lizzo, who is on the hunt for confident, bad-ass women to join the elite ranks of the Big Grrrls and join her world tour. With 10 hopeful women moving into the Big Grrrls House, they must prove they have what it takes to make it to the end and join Lizzo in front of a global audience on the center stage. In this search for dynamic dancers, Lizzo leans on Scott as well as fellow legendary choreographers and O.G. Big Grrrls Chawnta’ Marie Van, Shirlene Quigley, and Grace Holden, as well as several special guests, including choreographer Charm La’Donna, body movement expert Rashida KhanBey Miller, and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter SZA. In addition to appearing in the series, Lizzo will also serve as executive producer alongside Makiah Green, Kevin Beisler, Julie Pizzi, Farnaz Farjam, Myiea Coy, Kimberly Goodman and Glenda Cox. The series is directed by Nneka Onuorah and produced by Amazon Studios, Bunim-Murray Productions and Lizzo’s production company, Lizzo Bangers. Stay tuned for more and to also see how Scott expands her influence yet again in the upcoming season of the series Legendary on HBO Max.

About Tanisha Scott 

Like culture itself, Scott continues to evolve over time. She has remained not only relevant but at the forefront of the industry, with recent clients including, H.E.R., Bryson Tiller, SZA, Khalid, Daniel Caesar, Da Baby and Juice WRLD. She has been named by Billboard Magazine and Italian Vogue as one of the top 30 under 30 artists in the entertainment industry and has earned multiple MTV and Billboard Music awards and nominations. Scott’s work has been featured in various award-winning videos, including Rihanna’s “Found Love,” Cardi B’s “Money” and Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”—which won the 2012 MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, the 2019 VMA for “Best Hip Hop Video” and the 2020 Grammy award for “Best Music Video,” respectively. Tanisha Scott has evolved from a dancer and choreographer to an innovation-leading and industry-crossing creative director, movement coach, and artist developer. As for what’s next, Scott aspires to take her talents to Broadway. Like her idol, Debbie Allen, Scott aims to leave a legacy of innovation and storytelling through the universal language of movement and dance.

Khalid – Last Call

Multiplatinum selling global superstar Khalid released his new track “Last Call” via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. Written by Khalid and produced by Digi, “Last Call” comes alongside a new music video directed by Levi Turner and Cody Laplan, where he pays homage to his growth from American Teen to now. Watch HERE

On the song, Khalid shared “I’m really excited to share “Last Call” with all my fans. It’s important to me to commemorate this day and look back at everything that has happened. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years already. I hope you guys enjoy it and celebrate with me and all we’ve done together.”

March 3 marked the 5th anniversary of Khalid’s GRAMMY nominated debut album American Teen, featuring smash hit singles “Location” and “Young, Dumb and Broke.”  Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrated the milestone with the launch of American Teen: The Yearbook, a high school-themed virtual hub for fans to revisit the groundbreaking album through various content. The site serves as a 2017 time-capsule that includes music videos, archival photos, a superlative generator, a quiz, and access to an exclusive American Teen merch collection highlighting the album iconography. American Teen is now available as a lyric video/ visual playlist and in spatial hi-res audio formats (Dolby Atmos and 360RA).

American Teen is now RIAA certified 4x platinum in the United States with Khalid’s debut single “Location” earning a rare, certified diamond status (10x platinum). “Young, Dumb and Broke” is certified 9x platinum, “8TEEN” is certified 3x platinum and “Coaster” is certified 2x platinum. 

Visit American Teen: The Yearbook HERE. Find the American Teen exclusive merch collection HERE.

Khalid recently released his Scenic Drive tape which features collaborations from critically acclaimed stars such as Alicia Keys, Ari Lennox, 6LACK, Lucky Daye, JID, Smino, Majid Jordan, Kiana Ledé, and QUIN. Check it out HERE

About Khalid

Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, has taken the world by storm since his first single, the certified diamond “Location” (released right before his high school graduation) exploded onto the scene leading to a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the 4x platinum-certified, American Teen. His sophomore album Free Spirit, released to critical acclaim in 2019, was declared a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and was called “superb” by the Associated Press. The album, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and features the Grammy-nominated multi-format #1 single “Talk”. Free Spirit has garnered over 11 billion streams worldwide. Khalid, who has been called a “pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone has been streamed over 30 billion times worldwide across all partners, has been nominated for 7 Grammys and has won numerous awards including 6 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award and an MTV Woodie Award. Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including his #1 singles “Love Lies” (with Normani), “Eastside” (with Halsey and Benny Blanco) as well as hits with artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Marshmello, and more. The Mayor and Council of the City of El Paso honored Khalid with a “Key To The City” marking September 13th, 2018 “Khalid Day.” Khalid, alongside his mother, launched The Great Khalid Foundation, which is committed to helping families by alleviating a burden of need.

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J.I.D. × Surround Sound

The Grammy-nominated, Dreamville rapper J.I.D. released “Surround Sound,” this past week, making it his first single of 2022. The single features fellow Atlanta rappers 21 Savage and Baby Tate.

Stream “Surround SoundHERE.

Produced by Christo and DJ Scheme, the single follows J.I.D.’s journey into the rap scene and what it took to get where he now stands. At the 2:29 mark, J.I.D. showcases his notorious flow switch ups. The music video for the single was directed by Mac Grant and Chad Tennies, highlighting all three artists that are apart of “Surround Sound.”

Watch the music video HERE.

“Surround Sound” follows the monumental announcement that J.I.D. would be apart of the Coachella 2022 lineup. This will be J.I.D.’s unveiling performance at Coachella.

The Dreamville/Interscope Records artist has, too, been awaiting the release of his highly anticipated future project. In the meantime, J.I.D. has been celebrating the successes of his recent collaborations with other artists. His latest collab with Imagine Dragons on the song “ENEMY” is the title song for the Netflix series Arcane. “ENEMEY” currently sits in the top 10 of Billboard Global 200, rising up the Billboard Hot 100 charts, now at #48. The collaboration of J.I.D. and Imagine Dragons has been exceptionally popular, stacking up a cumulative 151 million views on YouTube. A spike in these numbers came after the group performed the song live at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Amongst his other collabs, J.I.D. has worked together with other out-of-this-world artists like Doja Cat (“Options), Dua Lipa (“Not My Problem”) and Khalid (“All I Feel Is Rain”).

About J.I.D.

J.I.D. is a Grammy-nominated rap artist originally from East Atlanta. J.I.D. made his break into the scene with his 2015 EP, DiCaprio. DiCaprio showcased other collabs between J.I.D. and artists such as the hip-hop due EARTHGANG, who he’d toured with in 2014 alongside Bas and Ab-Soul. This was when J. Cole spotted J.I.D., and he was signed to his Interscope Records label, Dreamville. J.I.D. made his major-label debut with The Never Story (2017), followed by his admired album DiCaprio 2 (2018), gaining attention from Rolling Stone, Billboard and NPR. In 2019, J.I.D. continued his growing momentum with support on Dreamville’s Platinum certified Revenge of the Dreamers III, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, also obtaining GRAMMY nominations.

J.I.D.’s clever and rapid flow has set him apart from the pack, acquiring his a dedicated fanbase that has showed out for him at uncountable sold out shows in various locations. Typically, a part of the festival scene, J.I.D. has performed at Lollapalooza, Laneway Festival and other locations around the world.

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Khalid – Present

Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid releases the music video to his new track “Present” today. The video, which was shot in Los Angeles last month, is directed by Wendy Morgan. Check it out HERE.

“Present” is the lead track off Khalid’s new tape “Scenic Drive” which will be released Friday via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. “Present,” which was written by Khalid came out in October to rave reviews with Complex praising his “…always on-point vocals” while Billboard stated “…the new song both embraces the tenets of old-school R&B while relying on Khalid’s warble to convey a sense of urgency, making for a nice reminder of the singer-songwriter’s talent and range.” Listen HERE.

Earlier this week Khalid dropped the tracklist for “Scenic Drive” along with sharing the incredible collaborators on the project.

Tracklist

1 Intro feat. Alicia Keys 

2 Present

3 Backseat 

4 Retrograde feat. 6LACK & Lucky Daye 

5 Brand New feat. QUIN 

6 All I Feel Is Rain feat. JID 

7 Voicemail feat. Kiana Ledé 

8 Open feat. Majid Jordan  

9 Scenic Drive feat. Ari Lennox & Smino  

About Khalid

Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, has taken the world by storm since his first single, the 5x platinum “Location” (released right before his high school graduation) exploded onto the scene leading to a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the double platinum-certified, American Teen. His sophomore album Free Spirit, released to critical acclaim in 2019, was declared a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and was called “superb” by the Associated Press. The album, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and features the Grammy-nominated multi-format #1 single “Talk”. Free Spirit has garnered over 11 billion streams worldwide. Khalid, who has been called a “pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone has been streamed over 30 billion times worldwide across all partners, has been nominated for 7 Grammys and has won numerous awards including 6 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award and an MTV Woodie Award. Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including his #1 singles “Love Lies” (with Normani), “Eastside” (with Halsey and Benny Blanco) as well as hits with artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Marshmello and more. The Mayor and Council of the City of El Paso honored Khalid with a “Key To The City” marking September 13th, 2018 “Khalid Day.” Khalid, alongside his mother, launched The Great Khalid Foundation, which is committed to helping families by alleviating a burden of need. Khalid’s “Free Spirit World Tour” took him to arenas all over the globe in 2019. In 2020, Khalid released his critically acclaimed track “Eleven” and his smash hit “Know Your Worth” with Disclosure. He was named the youngest artist to surpass 15 billion streams on Spotify alone and was named BMI’s Pop Songwriter of the Year (alongside Post Malone.) Earlier this year, Khalid debuted his track “New Normal” at Virgin Galactic’s “Unity 22” Spaceflight launch. Not only did “New Normal” play in the shuttle during its descent back to earth, but Khalid was also on hand to perform for the crew, including Sir Richard Branson, after they completed their mission.

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Noah Kahan’s New Album – I WAS / I AM

NOAH KAHAN RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM I WAS / I AM –TODAY
FEATURING NEW SINGLE “SOMEONE LIKE YOU” FEAT. JOY OLADOKUN
ACCOMPANIED BY OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW
SET TO EMBARK ON I WAS / I AM HEADLINE TOUR THIS FALL
LISTEN TO I WAS / I AM HERE
WATCH “SOMEONE LIKE YOU” VIDEO HERE

Vermont singer and songwriter Noah Kahan releases his anxiously awaited sophomore album, I Was / I Am, today—listen HERE. The 10-track album features his newest single, “Someone Like You” feat. Joy Oladokun, accompanied by the official video also out today—watch HERE.

On the album, Noah says, “I can split my life into two parts. There is a defined and pronounced before and after within my consciousness that has become ever so clear to me in these long months of forced self-reflection. I started my journey here so fearful of changing, of losing the part of me that I felt was vital to staying grounded and unique. Somewhere in the last few years, I’ve had to let go of that fear, and allow growth, for better or for worse, to happen. This album is about examining that growth and measuring the difference from who I was when I started and who I am still becoming now. I’ve spent 4 years touring, traveling, experiencing things I would have given limbs for when I was a kid. I’ve lost friends. I’ve made lifelong connections with people I would never have otherwise gotten a chance to meet. I have failed so often and have had small successes that make it all worth it. I’ve fucked up, and I’ve lost people close to me. I don’t know if I’m ‘better’ or if I’ve regressed, I just know that I’ve grown. This album is about acknowledging that growth.”

On collaborating with Nashville singer and songwriter Joy Oladokun, Noah says, “Working with Joy on this song was one of those experiences that I’ll always remember and be grateful for. She is an incredible artist, and she was really natural on camera which made me jealous! I love her and her music and am so grateful for her involvement on this song.” Joy chimes in, saying, “When a folk-pop god like Noah Kahan calls, you come running.”

Noah Kahan 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.

He 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.”

I Was / I Am features Noah’s previously released anthemic singles, “Part of Me” and “Godlight,” and “Animal,” which capture his signature storytelling and evocative lyrics. The tracks have amassed over 12 million combined streams to date and received praised from the likes of BillboardSPINEntertainment Tonight, and many more.

This fall, Noah will embark on the I Was / I Am North American headline tour. Kicking off in St. Louis on October 14th and running through mid-December, the tour includes shows at New York’s Webster Hall and Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, which are quickly selling out—see the complete list of tour dates below. Tickets are available now HERE. 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 ColbertLate 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.

TEMS RELEASES NEW EP-IF ORANGE WAS A PLACE

Emerging Lagos, Nigeria-based singer/songwriter Tems releases her new EP If Orange Was A Place. The EP release comes with the announcement of her signing with Since ‘93/RCA Records and the announcement of Tems as Apple Music’s Up Next artist. Tems will be performing her single “Crazy Tings” from the EP on Jimmy Kimmel Live! September 29th. In addition to the release of her new music, Tems is set to ignite the stage on her first U.S. headlining shows coming up the next few weeks in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago along with a set at Afropunk ATL.

RCA Chairman & CEO, Peter Edge and Co President of Since ’93, Glyn Aikins along with Tems offer the following about her signing.

 RCA Chairman & CEO, Peter Edge: “We’re excited to welcome the immensely talented Tems to the RCA fold and embark on this new chapter with her alongside Since ’93. She’s an incredible artist whose unique style and vocal abilities have no bounds. There’s no doubt she’ll accomplish great things and we can’t wait to see Tems flourish.”

 Co President of Since ’93, Glyn Aikins: “We are thrilled and excited to be working with Tems! A once in a generation artist whose originality and style is second to none. This unique partnership between Since 93 and RCA in the US to support Tems is a clear testament to our joint commitment to amplifying Tems’ message far and wide.”

 Tems: “I am excited for everything the future holds. My team and I have been working really hard over the years, now we’re in a new season and on a higher level and things can only get better as we reach more people all over the world. I’m looking forward to this new partnership with RCA/Since ‘93 and working with their talented teams as we enter this next chapter.”

Apple Music 1 host Nadeska Alexis speaks on their Apple Music Up Next artist Tems’ career and artistry.

Apple Music 1 Host, Nadeska: “Tems once told me that ‘being yourself actually takes more courage than people would imagine.’ In her career that has meant ignoring opinions and pressure to compromise her music, while constantly defying expectations. Her debut EP was raw and addictive, leaving fans hungry for her next release. And no matter how her songwriting evolves, her unique and captivating vocal tone will bring her the spotlight on any original or feature record she touches.”

Tems has been having a standout year since releasing her last EP For Broken Ears. She’s a singer/songwriter/self-taught producer that writes, arranges and produces her music with a genre-blending sound that fuses R&B with soul, reggae and more in her own unique way. Recently, Tems was featured on the standout track “Fountains” on Drake’s latest album Certified Lover Boy and is featured on “the song of the summer” “Essence” with Afrobeats star Wizkid, which recently released a version featuring Justin Bieber. The original version just hit #1 at Urban Radio and #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart this week. She’s also worked with various artists such as Khalid, Disclosure, Davido and more. Beyond music, Tems is a gifted clothing designer who has created some of the outfits she will be wearing on her forthcoming U.S. tour.

This is just the beginning for Tems and there’s more on the way soon.

If Orange Was A Place EP Tracklist:

  1. Crazy Tings
  2. Found (feat. Brent Faiyaz)
  3. Replay
  4. Avoid Things
  5. Vibe Out

Upcoming U.S. Shows:

Sept 19 New York, NY SOB’s

Sept 26 Atlanta, GA  Afropunk Festival

Oct 2  Sacramento, CA Afro Riddim Festival

Oct 4  Los Angeles, CA The Roxy

Oct 6 Chicago, IL The Promontory

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE EP  

Watch her Apple Music Up Next short documentary film HERE

Check out her Apple Music 1 interview with Nadeska HERE

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 Photo Credit: Roderick Ejuetami (@deeds_art)