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ALLISON PONTHIER – LATE BLOOMER

ALLISON PONTHIER’S NEW SINGLE, “LATE BLOOMER,” IS OUT TODAY

WATCH THE VISUALIZER HERE 

Fresh off a tour with Lord Huron, a festival performance at Austin City Limits, and the release of her debut EP, Faking My Own Death (Interscope Records), Allison Ponthier returns with a simmering, swampy anthem for those who need a little time to come to terms with their sexuality. While her debut single, “Cowboy,” dealt with the difficulties of coming out, “Late Bloomer” portrays the process as a joyful one. Listen HERE.

“‘Late Bloomer’ is about how much fun coming out is. A lot of people describe it as going through a second puberty. You learn a lot about yourself,” explains Allison Ponthier. “That’s why when people come out, they often change how they look aesthetically. They try new things and make new friends. ‘Late Bloomer’ is really about celebrating that. It’s about the reward you get for finally being brave enough to be yourself. There’s no rush. There will always be people there who are ready for you whenever you’re ready.”

The 25-year-old Texas-born, Brooklyn-based artist wrote “Late Bloomer” with Ethan Gruska (Phoebe Bridgers, Trombone Shorty) and Dan Wilson (Adele, Leon Bridges), who also produced the song. The accompanying visualizer, which takes its inspiration from Little Shop of Horrors and “as-seen-on-TV” marketing, introduces a Muppet-like “late bloomer” plant, skilled at skateboarding, karaoke, tattoo art and more. View HERE.

“It’s basically just about being a bad boy, which I always wish I was,” she confesses.

Ponthier and Lord Huron are featured in the first video installment of Consequence of Sound’s new series, “Two for the Road,” which features conversations with artists who are touring together. View HERE. Check out their recent collaboration, “I Lied,” HERETipping Ponthier as one of the “Artists Guaranteed to Turn Heads at ACL Fest,” The Austin Chronicle said, “The touches of pop linger in a swaying haze that cabarets her country-leaning melodies, resulting in the kind of surreal Western pop that swells the sense of dislocation and uncertainty while beckoning warmly to follow.”

Growing up as a wide-eyed misfit in the Lone Star State, Ponthier dreamed of running away to New York City. When she made the move to Brooklyn at age 20, she felt out-of-place in a new way – like a goody-two-shoes Southerner in the epicenter of East Coast hipsterdom. The corresponding internal journey has inspired the string of reflective, idiosyncratic yet relatable songs found on Faking My Own Death, hailed as “stellar” by NME.

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BRETT DENNEN — SEE THE WORLD

Today, acclaimed folk-pop singer/songwriter Brett Dennen releases his new album See the World available everywhere now via Mick Music. The album features 10 songs including new single “Paul Newman Daytona Rolex” and the title track, which is currently in the Top 10 at AAA and growing. It is Dennen’s fifth song to do so. Click HERE to buy/stream the album. Click HERE to watch the official lyric video for “Paul Newman Daytona Rolex.”

See the World is a blend of experiences and sometimes seeming contradictions, much like Dennen himself. Peppered in equal parts with shrewd quips and vulnerable admissions, the album is ultimately an exploration of life’s deepest meaning and a call to get out and explore. It is Dennen’s first full length studio album release on Mick Mgmt’s (Leon Bridges, Maggie Rogers, Ray Lamontagne) new frontline label, Mick Music, distributed by DashGo. 

On the inspiration behind the album, Dennen shares,

“See the World is about making a choice to experience life and take a stand for things you believe in. We’ve all gone through the pandemic and evaluated our lives; there’s an opportunity now for all of us to take risks, to follow our dreams and intuitions. It’s time to see the commonalities between us. It’s time to take care of the planet as well as each other. We need to make choices about what is meaningful and what is not. All of the songs point back to these things. I hope it inspires people to live well and do good things with their lives.”

On the new lead single, “Paul Newman Daytona Rolex,” Dennen dives into his signature witticisms and sings of a sentimental attachment to a rare watch he owns. The song touches on what we value as humans ourselves with Dennen sharing, “the things you can’t put a price on should be the things you value the most…to me it’s all about self-worth and peace of mind. It’s a funky-catchy little tune that makes me feel good when I sing it.”

Dennen is currently headlining a US summer tour in support of the new album—see upcoming dates HERE and below. He will also take the stage this year at festivals across the country including BeachLife Festival, Ferdinand Folk Festival and Moon Crush.

Tour Dates:

7/30 Wall Township, NJ Daydream Farm

7/31 New York, NY City Winery @ Pier 57

8/1 Belle Vernon, PA Vinoski Winery

8/4 Highland Park, IL Ravina Festival

8/5 Ann Arbor, MI Sonic Lunch

8/6 Cinicinnati, OH Summer Music Series on Fountain Square

8/7 Columbus, OH Woodlands Tavern

8/8 Cleveland, OH Music Box Supper Club

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Lil Baby × Kirk Franklin Unveil Music Video For We Win

Today, Lil Baby + Kirk Franklin unveil the official music video to their #1 hit “We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)” from Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack.

Watch the official music video for “We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)” – HERE.
Stream the Space Jam: A New Legacy Official SoundtrackHERE.

“We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)” is the first-ever collaboration between Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin. Showcasing scenes from Space Jam: A New Legacy, the video (directed by Cam Robert) features Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin with the gospel singers who performed on the record. We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)” recently soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart. In addition, it has gathered over 10 million streams and counting. The two recently performed the track for the first time at the BET Awards where they opened up the show with a full choir- see the full performance here!

The 16-track soundtrack boasts brand new music and mega-collaborations including: 24kGoldn’s “Control The World” [feat. Lil Wayne], Chance the Rapper’s “See Me Fly” [feat. John Legend & Symba], Saweetie’s “Hoops” [feat. Salt-N-Pepa & Kash Doll], Joyner Lucas’s “Shoot My Shot,” Lil Tecca & Aminé’s “Gametime,” Cordae & DUCKWRTH’s “Settle The Score” and Dame D.O.L.L.A. x G-Eazy x P-Lo x White Dave’s “About That Time.” In addition, it features tracks from Lil Uzi Vert “Pump Up The Jam,” John Legend “Crowd Go Crazy,” Jonas Brothers “Mercy,” BROCKHAMPTON “MVP,” Big Freedia “Goin’ Looney,” Joyner Lucas “Shoot My Shot,” Leon Bridges “My Guy” and Anthony Ramos “The Best.”

Check out the full tracklisting below and watch the “Pass The Ball” soundtrack reveal here!

The mega-anticipated animated/live-action film opened in theaters across the U.S. and on HBO Max on Friday July 16. The film is available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.

The Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack has landed! Blast off with these bangers now!

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Johnny Yukon – Mystery

Johnny Yukon returns to the scene with a new single, Mystery.

Singer, songwriter, and producer Johnny Yukon has returned with new track Mystery, the first single off his Elektra Records debut project, Flight Plan 001. In anticipation of the project, Yukon also shared an official trailer, previewing new music as the artist explores a Yukon-branded futuristic airport. Flight Plan 001 arrives August 20th and Mystery is available now on all streaming platforms.

Doubling as an offshoot of his Installation concept, Flight Plan 001 speaks both to Yukon’s lifelong fascination with aviation and opens a different channel for his endless creativity. Following fan demand for proper release, Flight Plan 001 integrates previously released Soundcloud favoritesGrow, 81 Nights, Climate, Yes, and Night Like Thisinto the tracklisting alongside seven new tracks.

Johnny adds, “This project is like my airport. Last year, I went through a lot of relationship issues. Sitting in one place isn’t ever good for me mentally or creatively. I need to escape. So, I’m escaping isolation with these tunes. Every song is like a plane, and there’s a flight for everyone.”

TRACKLIST

  1. FP001
  2. Night Like This
  3. Mystery
  4. Uptown
  5. Soon
  6. Can’t Stop
  7. Alibi
  8. Yes
  9. Climate
  10. Nights
  11. Don’t Blame Me
  12. Grow

ABOUT JOHNNY YUKON

Much like the recordings of an airplane’s black box, the music of Johnny Yukon chronicles a cloud-scraping personal journey. Spun through a jet stream of lo-fi beatcraft, vintage world-building, hip-hop malleability, and alternative pop eloquence, the Pennsylvania-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer navigates through raw emotions with acute storytelling, head-nodding rhymes, and fits of cathartic falsetto. Even though the ideas often gestate from an intimate personal studio, he projects his vision on the big screen with ambitious scope. After making waves from behind the scenes with songwriting placements for Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Camila Cabello, and Leon Bridges, he made his formal artist debut with Installation I in 2018. Johnny’s influence only amplified throughout the global pandemic, co-writing Internet Money’s multi-platinum mega-smash Lemonade [feat. Gunna, Don Toliver, & NAV], Skepta & Pop Smoke’s F9 soundtrack standout Lane Switcha [feat. A$AP Rocky, Juicy J, & Project Pat], and co-producing Trauma from PARTYNEXTDOOR’s Partymobile, which bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. Signing to Elektra in early 2021, Johnny continued to write and record at a prolific pace, distilling post-breakup feelings, isolation, and hope into the sonic architecture. Constructing a hub where his emotions and songs may launch from, Johnny Yukon charts a new course forward on his 2021 project, Flight Plan 001.

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Space Jam Soundtrack

Today, Republic Records and Warner Bros. Pictures unveil the Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack. Listen to it—HERE.

As the hottest soundtrack of the year, the 16-track album boasts brand new music and mega-collaborations, including 24kGoldn’s “Control The World” [feat. Lil Wayne], Chance the Rapper’s “See Me Fly” [feat. John Legend & Symba], Saweetie’s “Hoops” [feat. Salt-N-Pepa & Kash Doll], Joyner Lucas’s “Shoot My Shot,” Lil Tecca & Aminé’s “Gametime,” Cordae & DUCKWRTH’s “Settle The Score” and Dame D.O.L.L.A. x G-Eazy x P-Lo x White Dave’s “About That Time.” In addition, it features tracks from Lil Uzi Vert “Pump Up The Jam,” John Legend “Crowd Go Crazy,” Jonas Brothers “Mercy,” BROCKHAMPTON “MVP,” Big Freedia “Goin’ Looney,” Joyner Lucas “Shoot My Shot,” Leon Bridges “My Guy” and Anthony Ramos “The Best.”

Watch the lyric video for John Legend’s “Crowd Go Crazy” featuring scenes from Space Jam: A New Legacy – HERE!

Lil Baby + Kirk Franklin paved the way for the soundtrack with the lead single “We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)” – Listen to it HERE. “We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)” recently soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart. In addition, it has gathered over 5 million streams and counting. The two recently performed the track for the first time at the BET Awards where they opened up the show with a full choir- see the full performance here!

On its heels, the follow-up single SAINt JHN’s “Just For Me” [feat. SZA] posted up almost 9 million streams since its arrival- Listen to it HERE. Audiences also recently heard Lil Uzi Vert’s “Pump Up The Jam” and Cordae & Duckwrth’s collaboration “Settle The Score” in the latest trailer for the film—watch HERE.

Check out the full tracklisting below and watch the “Pass The Ball” soundtrack reveal here!

The mega-anticipated animated/live-action film opens in theaters across the U.S. and on HBO Max on Friday July 16th. The film will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.

The Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack has landed! Blast off with these bangers now!

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SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY ASSEMBLES POWERHOUSE TRACKLISTING FOR OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK

REPUBLIC RECORDS & WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ PRESENT SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK ON JULY 9

Today, Republic Records and Warner Bros. Pictures unlock the official pre-order for the Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack, revealing a powerhouse tracklisting. It hits stores and all digital retailers on July 9, 2021, one week ahead of the movie’s release on July 16. You can pre-order and pre-save the album HERE.

The tracklisting has been uncovered via a “Pass The Ball” video announcement. You can watch the announcement HERE.

The 16-track album boasts brand new music and mega-collaborations, including 24kGoldn’s “Control The World” [feat. Lil Wayne], Chance the Rapper’s “See Me Fly” [feat. John Legend & Symba], Saweetie’s “Hoops” [feat. Salt-N-Pepa & Kash Doll], Joyner Lucas’s “Shoot My Shot,” Lil Tecca & Aminé’s “Gametime,” Cordae & DUCKWRTH’s “Settle The Score” and Dame D.O.L.L.A. x G-Eazy x P-Lo x White Dave’s “About That Time.” Check out the full tracklisting below.

Lil Baby and Kirk Franklin paved the way for the soundtrack with the lead single “We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy).” “We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)” recently soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart. In addition, it has gathered over 5 million streams and counting.

On its heels, the follow-up single SAINt JHN’s “Just For Me” [feat. SZA] posted up another X million streams in less than a week since its arrival. You can listen to “Just For Me” HERE. Audiences also recently heard Lil Uzi Vert’s “Pump Up The Jam” and Cordae and Duckwrth’s collaboration “Settle The Score” in the latest trailer for the film.

The mega-anticipated animated/live-action film opens in theaters across the U.S. and on HBO Max on Friday July 16th. The film will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.

Be on the lookout for more news about Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack.

TRACKLISTING:

  1. Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin – “We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)”
  2. 24kGoldn – “Control The World” [feat. Lil Wayne]
  3. Chance the Rapper – “See Me Fly” [feat. John Legend & Symba]
  4. Saweetie – “Hoops” [feat. Salt-N-Pepa & Kash Doll]
  5. Lil Uzi Vert – “Pump Up The Jam”
  6. SAINt JHN – “Just For Me” [feat. SZA]
  7. John Legend – “Crowd Go Crazy”
  8. Jonas Brothers – “Mercy”
  9. Lil Tecca & Aminé – “Gametime”
  10. Dame D.O.L.L.A., G-Eazy, P-Lo & White Dave – “About That Time”
  11. BROCKHAMPTON – “MVP”
  12. Cordae & DUCKWRTH – “Settle The Score”
  13. Big Freedia – “Goin’ Looney”
  14. Joyner Lucas – “Shoot My Shot”
  15. Leon Bridges – “My Guy”
  16. Anthony Ramos – “The Best”

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

Welcome to the Jam! Basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.

James stars alongside Oscar nominee Don Cheadle (the “Avengers” films, “Hotel Rwanda”), Khris Davis (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” TV’s “Atlanta”), Sonequa Martin-Green (TV’s “The Walking Dead,” “Star Trek: Discovery”), newcomer Cedric Joe, Jeff Bergman (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”), Eric Bauza (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”) and Zendaya (upcoming “Dune,” “Malcolm & Marie”).

Lee (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) directs from a screenplay by Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler, Terence Nance, Jesse Gordon and Celeste Ballard; story by Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler, Terence Nance and Terence Nance. The new film is based on “Space Jam,” written by Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris and Herschel Weingrod. The film’s producers are Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson, and the executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Terence Nance and Ivan Reitman.

The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Salvatore Totino (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), animation producer Troy Nethercott (“Wonder Park”), production designers Kevin Ishioka (“The Mule”), Akin McKenzie (Netflix’s “When They See Us”) and Clint Wallace (upcoming “Eternals”), editor Bob Ducsay (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi”) and costume designer Melissa Bruning (“Rampage,” “War for the Planet of the Apes”). The music is by Kris Bowers (“Greenbook,” Netflix’s “Bridgerton”).

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Proximity/The SpringHill Company Production, a Malcolm D. Lee Film, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It will be released in theaters nationwide on July 16, 2021 and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.

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, Black Thought, 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, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd 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, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G).  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.

Leon Bridges x Lucky Daye

Today, Grammy Award winning R&B artist and songwriter Leon Bridges and Lucky Daye release “All About You”. The sweet yet sensual, 90’s R&B inspired R&B jam was produced by Leon’s longtime collaborator Ricky Reed, and was recorded during a chance studio encounter between the two artists in Los Angeles. Listen to “All About You” here.

Regarding “All About You,” Leon says, “For this song, we set out to bring back the energy of some of the 90’s R&B greats we grew up listening to. The way Lucky and I met was completely organic. One night when I was out on the town in LA I ran into a friend of Lucky’s who suggested that we should collaborate. I was totally down but wanted our connection to be natural and chill. The day after, I was in the studio and Lucky randomly shows up. I grabbed my guitar and we tossed around some melodies and lyrics and “All About You” was born.”

Adds Ricky, “It was the last day of our session. We weren’t even trying to write anything, just finish up a tune. Then we got word Lucky was pulling up. When they first met in the studio kitchenette Leon was already holding a guitar, playing the chords. Lucky started singing, we dragged a mic over by the sink and started capturing. I fired up the drum machine. Song was done about 2 hours later. Never seen anything like it from two strangers, now friends.”

As both Leon and Lucky are visual artists, “All About You” was released with an official music video. Watch the LAMAR+NIK directed music video here. LAMAR+NIK brought “All About You” to life using a stop-motion technique known as Stratastencil. All 4,500 frames of video were printed, hand-cut and photographed frame-by-frame to achieve the tunnel effect seen throughout the video.

Prior to the release of “All About You,” Leon released the song “Sweeter” which he performed at the Democratic National Convention. Listen to “Sweeter” here. Prior to that song, Leon Bridges teamed up with John Mayer for “Inside Friend”; listen here. Leon Bridges can next be seen on NBC’s The Voice; watch his interview with Kelly Clarkson on Access Hollywood here.

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Leon Bridges “Sweeter”

Leon Bridges releases his new song “Sweeter” featuring Terrace Martin sooner than anticipated with consideration to current BLM movements

Today, Grammy Award winning R&B artist and songwriter Leon Bridges releases “Sweeter” featuring Terrace Martin. The song, written from the perspective of a black man taking his last breath and feeling his spirit leave his body, was originally written and recorded for a future album, however, in light of current events, Leon and Terrace felt compelled to release the song now. You can listen to “Sweeter” on AmazonApple MusiciTunesSpotify, YouTube Music, and YouTube.

Says Leon, “Growing up in Texas I have personally experienced racism, my friends have experienced racism. From adolescence we are taught how to conduct ourselves when we encounter police to avoid the consequences of being racially profiled. I have been numb for too long, calloused when it came to the issues of police brutality. The death of George Floyd was the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. It was the first time I wept for a man I never met. I am George Floyd, my brothers are George Floyd, and my sisters are George Floyd. I cannot and will not be silent any longer. Just as Abel’s blood was crying out to God, George Floyd is crying out to me. So, I present to you Sweeter.”

Adds Terrace, “It is always an honor to share a platform with my dear brother Leon Bridges. This is meditation music; it is not music for the ears but rather music for the heart. I truly believe that eyes have been deceiving us for so long but the heart always tells the truth. The heart needs to be repaired. Black folk have been deceived so many years, the only thing that can turn it around is a heart full of love.”

The lyrics of “Sweeter” tell a sadly familiar tale of racism:

Hoping for a life more sweeter,
Instead I’m just a story repeating.
Why do I fear with skin dark as night?
Can’t feel peace with those judging eyes.

I thought we moved on from the darker days.
Did the words of the King disappear in the air,
Like a butterfly?
Somebody should hand you a felony.
Because you stole from me,
My chance to be.

Hoping for a life more sweeter,
Instead I’m just a story repeating.
Why do I fear with skin dark as night?
Can’t feel peace with those judging eyes.

The tears of my Mother rain rain over me.
My sisters and my brothers sing sing over me.
And I wish I had another day, but it’s just another day.

Hoping for a life more sweeter,
Instead I’m just a story repeating.
Why do I fear with skin dark as night?
Can’t feel peace with those judging eyes.

 

Connect with Leon Bridges: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Connect with Terrace Martin: Instagram 

ODESZA × GOLDEN FEATURES

GRAMMY-nominated duo ODESZA and groundbreaking Sydney producer Golden Features have announced their new project BRONSON with the launch of two contrasting singles “HEART ATTACK (feat. lau.ra)” and “VAULTS” out now on Foreign Family Collective and Ninja Tune. The double release serves as the primer to the trio’s forthcoming self-titled debut album, set for July 17. Both tracks offer two distinct looks into BRONSON, embracing an alternate identity for the trio in which they discovered a newfound limitlessness and ability to explore new soundscapes, free from any expectations attached to their respective projects. “HEART ATTACK” finds a weightless dreamy soundscape in lau.ra’s vocals (of Ultraísta), while “VAULTS” explores a gripping intensity by way of distorted basslines and edgier cinematic tones.
 
Listen to “HEART ATTACK (feat. lau.ra)” and “VAULTS” here.
 
On “HEART ATTACK,” BRONSON reflects that it “was the first vocal track we worked on for the record. It was one of those ideas that came together really quickly and felt very natural while writing with lau.ra. Ultimately, it was a confluence between the two distinctive sounds of ODESZA and Golden Features. It served as a turning point in the writing process of the album and an inspiration for the other vocal tracks to come.”
 
Nearly three years in the making, BRONSON originally formed through the personal connection that ODESZA members Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight shared with Golden Features’ Tom Stell. Out of mutual admiration on a creative level, they formed a digital record box of shared sounds sent across time zones and continents through Dropbox files and FaceTime calls. The product of those collective efforts culminated in 2018 when the trio spent a week, in the remote reaches of Berry, Australia, recording what would later become the first BRONSON album.
 
Furthermore, “VAULTS” became an anchor in the writing process. As BRONSON observes, “it was one of the earlier instrumentals we completed and it acted as a cornerstone to the overall sound design and aesthetic of the album. The track really proved a departure from each artist’s own respective styles and set a definitive change in direction for the BRONSON project. We knew we had something special here and it served as a guiding light for the rest of the record.”
 
As the debut releases, “HEART ATTACK” and “VAULTS” are indicative of the opposing light versus dark elements that flow throughout the 10-track album. The record strikes a beautiful balance between intense, emotive instrumental-heavy tracks and cathartic, melodic vocal songs, with additional guest features from Gallant and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. An unexpected yet welcome addition includes Harrison and Tom themselves providing the vocals for “CALL OUT,” a song that lulls the listener into tranquility.
 
The album reflects on their respective needs to challenge personal struggles, both internal and external. Moreover, the trio recognized that their own battles were merely microcosms of the surrounding world. The hope was to craft a body of work that was reflective of that duality of lightness and darkness inherent to the human condition. The result is a project with an extraordinary profundity and universal relatability. One can connect to it on a deeply personal level and find relief, no matter what they may be confronting in their own life.
 
ODESZA and Golden Features have combined streaming numbers in the billions and hold multiple gold and platinum singles and albums respectively. They’ve remixed and collaborated with an array of impressive artists including Sia, Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor, Katy Perry, Charli XCX and others. Both leaders in the live circuit, they’ve cumulatively reached millions of fans on global headline tours, with ODESZA selling out massive venues including Los Angeles’ Staples Center, New York’s Barclays Center, London’s O2 Academy Brixton, as well as headlining world-famous festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Outside Lands and Lollapalooza.
 
The album is available now to pre-order and pre-save digitally and pre-order the physical LP at the official BRONSON store.
 
Stay tuned for more new music from BRONSON off their self-titled debut album, out July 17.

Noah Kahan to Debut Busyhead

NOAH KAHAN ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM BUSYHEAD OUT JUNE 14TH

TO EMBARK ON NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR THIS FALL

NEW SINGLE “MESS” OUT NOW

Today, Noah Kahan announces his highly anticipated debut album, Busyhead, will be released this summer on June 14th. In celebration of the release, Noah will be heading out on The Busyhead Tour across North America this fall, returning to headline larger venues coming off of a 2018 sold out tour. The tour kicks off at Granada Theater in Dallas on September 19th and includes dates in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco and more. See the full list of dates below. Album pre-order and ticket on-sale will be available this Friday, April 12th at 10AM local time here.

Noah recently released the video for “Mess,” the lead single off Busyhead. Watch it HERE! The song already has over 2 million Spotify streams to date, received critical praise from Billboard, NYLON, Idolator, Popdust, EARMILK, Baeble, Ones To Watch and more, and continues to climb the Triple A Radio Chart. Fresh off the road with James Bay on his North American tour and Leon Bridges on his Australian tour, Noah is currently touring with Dean Lewis in Europe and the U.K. See the list of upcoming dates below.

In two shorty years, music quite literally carried 22-year-old singer, songwriter and artist Noah Kahan around the world —a long way from his native Strafford, VT (pop. 1,045) and the 133-acre tree farm where he resides. On the trip, the alternative troubadour notched an international hit in the form of Hurt Somebody,” which racked up over 200 million global streams to date and went triple platinum in Australia and gold in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand. The song also peaked at #1 on the Top 40 radio charts in Australia for three weeks, making it the third most played song on the Australian airwaves in all of 2018 where Noah has become one of the most buzzworthy new acts. Meanwhile, his singles “Young Blood” and “False Confidence” also racked up millions of streams, as he sold out headline tours in North America, Europe, and the U.K. and hit the road with artists like George Ezra and Leon Bridges. Not to mention, he has garnered critical acclaim from Billboard, Stereogum, NYLON, Clash, Idolator, and more. In the midst of this whirlwind, Noah assembled his upcoming full-length debut album, Busyhead. The first single “Mess” illuminates his marked growth as a songwriter and storyteller by way of its biting lyrics and undeniable sing-a-long, underscoring a heartwarming and often hilarious portrait of hometown longing. Busyhead is set for release on June 14th.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

April 8                       Munich, Germany                Backstage Werk*

April 10                     Hamburg, Germany             Docks*

April 11                     Berlin, Germany                  Astra Kulturhaus*

April 13                     Amsterdam, Netherlands     Paradiso*

April 14                     Brussels, Belgium                Ancienne Belgique*

April 15                     London, UK                          O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*

April 16                     London, UK                          O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*

April 18                     Glasgow, UK                        SWG3*

April 19                     Manchester, UK                   O2 Ritz*

April 21                     Dublin, Ireland                      Vicar Street*

September 19          Dallas, TX                            The Granada Theater

September 20          Houston, TX                         White Oak Music Hall

September 21          Austin, TX                            Emo’s

September 24          Indianapolis, IN                    Deluxe at Old National Centre

September 25          Nashville, TN                       Cannery Ballroom

September 27          Atlanta, GA                          Variety Playhouse

September 28          Asheville, NC                       The Grey Eagle

September 29          Raleigh, NC                         Lincoln Theatre

October 3                 New York, NY                      Webster Hall

October 4                 Boston, MA                          Paradise Rock Club

October 7                 Washington, DC                  9:30 Club

October 8                 Philadelphia, PA                  Union Transfer

October 10               South Burlington, VT           Higher Ground

October 12               Montreal, QC                       Corona Theatre

October 13               Toronto, ON                         The Danforth Music Hall

October 15               Detroit, MI                            Majestic Theatre

October 17               Madison, WI                         Majestic Theatre

October 18               Minneapolis, MN                  First Avenue

October 19               Chicago, IL                           House of Blues

October 22               Englewood, CO                   The Gothic Theatre

October 25               Portland, OR                        Wonder Ballroom

October 26               Vancouver, BC                    The Commodore Ballroom

October 27               Seattle, WA                          Neumos

October 30               San Francisco, CA              August Hall

November 1             Los Angeles, CA                  The Fonda Theatre

November 2             San Diego, CA                     House of Blues

* Supporting Dean Lewis

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