Posts tagged with "Leon Bridges"

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.

360 Magazine, Vaughn Lowery, Leon Bridges, Rambo

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

Follow Noah Kahan on Social Media

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

The Tonight Show & Cover Room

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” presents another installment of the Emmy nominated “Cover Room” series featuring soul singer Leon Bridges performing Neil Young’s “Helpless” backstage in the show’s music room.

Link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeeCYNVMbg4

As the #1 late night show across digital and the #1 most viewed late night show on YouTube, “The Tonight Show” continues to innovate online and offer the best in music. “Cover Room” is a digital-only music series featuring artists performing covers of favorite songs. It is shot in the same location each episode to illustrate how one space can be transformed to create a new, one-of-a-kind experience.

“Cover Room” was recently nominated for a 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short Form Variety Series category and in April, received a Webby Award for the webisode featuring Kesha’s performance of “The House of the Rising Sun.”

Provided is the current playlist if you’re interested in checking out other videos:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLykzf464sU99yQ6FGxqFm67e3njFEvHKD

“The Tonight Show” airs weeknights at 11:35pm ET/10:35pm CT.

Complex × Fuse

Talent Featured: Chance The Rapper, Waka Flocka, G-Eazy, T-Pain, YBN Nahmir and Leon Bridges

Airdate: Wednesday, August 1st at 11 p.m. ET / PT

TUNE-IN: Grammy Award-winning rapper and record producer Chance The Rapper tells all about his new music featuring Kanye and Childish Gambino; soul singer Leon Bridges shares his secret dance moves; Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter T-Pain chows down on the wings of death; rapper G-Eazy talks his all new summer tour and Waka Flocka shares seven guilty pleasures and more on an all-new Complex x Fuse, this Wednesday, August 1st at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse.

Episode Highlights:

  • Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter T-Pain shares his theories about how to survive wings of death on First We Feast’s “Hot Ones.” Meanwhile, Waka Flocka highlights his guilty pleasures on “Seven Questions,” and G-Eazy talks his summer tour on Complex News.

T-Pain tells “Hot Ones” host Sean Evans about giving pop singer Jesse McCartney 15,000-20,000 to spend at the strip club: Preview Link:

Preview Link:
player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/skin-plugin/iframe.html?ec=p0MHF1ZjE6nZClfD8pTA03twnE2vve2c&pbid=2d3ba78563814845b909d4788ca4e96c&pcode=F5aWwyOkNHP9ju1fx2Ilw2om-_-m&autoplay=false

T-Pain
tells “Hot Ones” host Sean Evans all about his experience living in a haunted house with ghosts:

Preview Link:
player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/skin-plugin/iframe.html?ec=pyMHF1ZjE6m8O-JoCA0TF4ebPYvJOgxj&pbid=2d3ba78563814845b909d4788ca4e96c&pcode=F5aWwyOkNHP9ju1fx2Ilw2om-_-m&autoplay=false

  • Grammy Award-winning rapper and record producer Chance The Rapper reveals info on new music on “Open Late.” Later, rising trap rapper YBN Nahmir drops stacks on new sneakers on “Sneaker Shopping,” and soul singer Leon Bridges shares his secret life as a dancer.

ABOUT: Complex x Fuse features exclusive first-looks of athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions, and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks. The weekly Complex-branded block features first-run segments from Complex’s core slate of more than 20 digital shows including signature series like First We Feast’s Hot Ones, Sneaker Shopping and Everyday Struggle.

DONNA MISSAL’S NEW SINGLE, “GIRL” OUT NOW

Missal Announces June Shows In Brooklyn And Los Angeles  

Download / Stream “Girl” HERE  

View Official Video HERE  

Donna Missal’s new single, was given its world premiere today by Zane Lowe on Beats 1. Lowe said, “I love the modern production, the feel of it. But it also has like a timeless, latter-day Prince vibe to it.”

Listen/embed the segment at:  

<iframe src=”http://embed.itunes.apple.com/us/embedded-player/idsa.5a04cac0-5f86-11e8-95da-16ced885557c” width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen scrolling=”no”></iframe>   

AvailableHERE “Girl” touches on a subject that’s rarely discussed in any forum, the emotional damage inflicted when, as Missal sings, “women hate on other women.” The stripped-back yet intricately textured track unfolds with both gentle playfulness and piercing vulnerability.  

“It’s been amazing to see this huge influx of art, music and media by women and for women intended to support and encourage every kind of women to claim our space. I think it’s important to identify what makes us stronger and louder, and we have proven that we can shift the culture around us by coming together to address our common issues and goals,” says Donna Missal. “When we criticize and attack one another, we diminish our voice in the conversation for equality and social change, so I wanted to write something that speaks on that experience. I don’t know a single woman who hasn’t experienced this in some way, and I want to see that change.”

The official video, directed by Justin Bettman, can be viewedHERE.  Bettman  who has earned acclaim for the ongoing art project Set in the Street, which repurposes found materials to create interior sets on city streets  also helmed the video for Missal’s,Driving.”

“Girl,” which was produced by Tim Anderson (Solange, BANKS, Halsey), is the third in a series of two-track singles from Missal. The A-side is a studio version of “Girl” while the B-side is a stripped-down live take. Today, Missal also shared a live performance video of the song. View “Girl” (Live from Capitol Studios) HERE.  

Missal, who will release her full-length debut on Harvest Records later this year, will open forMax Frostat Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on June 20 and headline The Hi-Hat in Los Angeles on June 23.

Her debut single, “Keep Lying,” premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1, then shot to the top of the Spotify Viral and HypeMachinecharts. Hailed by Milk as an earth-shaking vocalist with unique resonance, she is featured on two tracks from Macklemore’s latest album, Gemini: “Over It” which she co-wrote, and “Glorious.” Missal also featured on Rudimental‘s “No Fear” and co-wroteLeon Bridges, “BetAin’t Worth the Hand.” “Power,” an original song she co-wrote with Baz Luhrmann and recorded for Netflix’s “The Get Down” won a Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Song. Her songs have also been licensed by such shows as; House of Lies, Easy and The Vampire Diaries.

DONNA MISSAL UPCOMING TOUR DATES 

6/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

6/23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi-Hat

10/19 Phoenix, AZ @ Lost Lake Music Festival

“Girl” Out Now

Choose Your Retailer: http://donnamissal.lnk.to/GirlPR

Buy on iTunes: http://donnamissal.lnk.to/GirlPR/iTunes

Listen on Apple Music: http://donnamissal.lnk.to/GirlPR/AppleMusic

Stream on Spotify: http://donnamissal.lnk.to/GirlPR/Spotify

Get it on Amazon Music: http://donnamissal.lnk.to/GirlPR/Amazon

Get it on Google Play: http://donnamissal.lnk.to/GirlPR/Google-Play

Listen on Soundcloud: http://donnamissal.lnk.to/GirlPR/Soundcloud