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TESHER × JASON DERULO VIDEO

BOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD DUO TESHER X JASON DERULO UNVEIL OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “JALEBI BABY” Watch HERE.

Combined Global Streams Of “Jalebi Baby” Near 200 Million & The Duo Also Stars In The Newest #ItStartsOnTikTok Campaign, Now Live Globally HERE.

Canadian-Indian rapper/producer Tesher and award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Derulo play restaurant workers vying for the attention of a beautiful customer in the vibrant official video for their reimagination of Tesher’s global hit, “Jalebi Baby.” Director Gil Green (Drake, J Balvin, Nicki Minaj) captures the song’s Bollywood Hollywood vibe as Tesher and Derulo take turns fantasizing about performing for their Jalebi Baby. Choreographed by both Derulo’s long-time choreographer, Jeremy Kenyel, and Tesher’s choreographer/manager, Divya Jethwani, the video features multiple dance scenes – one of them marking the first time in history that a major American artist has performed a Bhangra routine on screen. The video showcases colorful costumes sourced from South Asian designers including KYNAH and holiCHIC and was filmed at the elegant Taglyan Cultural Center in Hollywood. The jalebis (South Asian desserts) seen in the video were prepared on site. View the iconic video HERE.

Tesher and Derulo performed “Jalebi Baby” on the “TODAY” show last week as part of the Citi Music Series. View HERE. With its incredibly catchy chorus, effortless blend of English and Punjabi lyrics and Latin-flavored production, the song has become an upbeat, inclusive anthem for people of all cultures, with combined global streams approaching 200 million.

“Jalebi Baby” is one of the year’s biggest TikTok songs with seven billion global video views and over three million TikTok creates to the original song so far. This success has landed Tesher and Jason Derulo as the main characters in the newest #ItStartsOnTikTok global campaign, which highlights how the ‘Jalebi Baby’ remix came to be. TikTok is changing the way people consume music. A springboard for songs and artists, TikTok breathes new life into catalog tracks and also provides a fresh platform for emerging and established musicians alike to reach new fans.

The song was originally released in 2020 and quickly became a viral sensation, topping the Shazam charts in 25+ countries and inspiring millions of videos across social media platforms. “Jalebi Baby” hit #1 on YouTube Shorts chart and took the top spot on the Snapchat recommended playlist. Views of the lyric video are nearing 100 million.

About Tesher

Tesher, a multilingual rapper, singer-songwriter, producer and mixing engineer is bringing South Asian influences to the global soundscape in ways never heard before. His Canadian upbringing and Indian heritage have led him to create genre-defying and energetic music that resonates with audiences beyond his dual identity. Following in the footsteps of K-Pop and Latin acts before him, Tesher authentically bridges the gap between the cultures – owning the narrative and his South Asian identity through his innovative music. After years of independently uploading his music to YouTube and Soundcloud, Tesher earned widespread recognition for his remix of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” ft. Billy Ray Cyrus. The remix, which sampled music and lyrics from AR Rahman’s Bollywood hit “Ramta Jogi,” became a hit on social media and grew Tesher’s online profile. Tesher’s “Young Shahrukh,” an original hip-hop song inspired by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, continued Tesher’s string of viral hits and was his first to reach #1 on the BBC Asian Music Chart following its release in 2020. Standing at the forefront of the globalization of music, Tesher equally belongs to both the East and the West. His career skyrocketed in 2020 when he added his own vocals to his remix of Justin Bieber’s “Yummy.” After his vocals blew up on TikTok and Instagram, Tesher found fans begging him to create an independent solo record. With that vote of confidence, he was inspired to create the viral hit “Jalebi Baby,” which he later reimagined with Jason Derulo.

About Jason Derulo

Forward-thinking, genre-defying, and massively creative, Jason Derulo has staked his claim as one of the most dynamic forces on the global pop landscape. Since breaking through with his five-times-platinum single “Whatcha Say,” the award-winning singer/songwriter has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. His latest triumphs include emerging as one of TikTok’s most influential users, boasting the 11th overall biggest account on the video-sharing platform, prevailing as the fourth-most-followed male, and regularly amassing over five million views per TikTok post. Now at work on his highly anticipated fifth album and full-length debut for Atlantic Records, Derulo recently delivered a series of smash singles while operating as an independent artist. Those tracks include the wildly catchy “Lifestyle” feat. Adam Levine, “Take You Dancing” (a pandemic-era love song that’s inspired over a half-million videos on TikTok), and the double-platinum “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat),” a collaboration with New Zealand-based producer Jawsh 685 that hit No. 1 on Top 40 radio, with its official BTS remix reaching the top slot on Billboard’s Hot 100. A truly multidimensional creator, Derulo has also established himself as an actor and businessman, investing in enterprises like Catch L.A. and Rumble Boxing and becoming part-owner of Bedlam Vodka. With his most recent ventures including launching an innovation-minded podcast and developing a line of supplements and fitness products with the Najafi Group and BodyBuilding.com, he’s also partnered with Z2 Comics to create a graphic novel, a project based on a superhero called Uzo, the crime-fighting character he first introduced on TikTok.

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Siiikbrain × Silence

Siiikbrain, aka Caroline Miner Smith, released the music video for her most recent single Silence.

Experimental rock artist Siiickbrain has unveiled her latest single, Silence, today. The intoxicating track pairs the artist’s unique blend of sensual singing, soul-capturing screams, and emotionally gripping lyrics. The accompanying video is premiering exclusively with NYLON today.

“The song, which kicks off as an angsty and tumultuous hyperpop track about the trappings of love, gets amped up several notches during its screamed intermission.” – NYLON

“While recording this song, I was thinking about how love can make you blind to how toxic a situation can be,” Siiickbrain shares on her release. “The video is based around the idea that in your mind you see things differently than how they really are when you’re drowning in emotions. For the video, I also wanted it to be really stylized and just lean into the fashion side of things in a really creative way.”

Siiickbrain is the musical persona of Caroline Miner Smith. She grew up in a rural town and was always drawn to music but was afraid to dive in fully. While establishing herself as a highly desired model in New York City, Caroline started writing poetry as a means to cope with her own anxiety and personal demons. After moving to Los Angeles, Caroline was hit with a very close personal loss. “I really was hit with the reality that life is too fragile. I want to do what makes me happy and realized that I had nothing to lose by taking this leap. I just want to reach people and help them feel empowered to be themselves.”

Most recently, Siiickbrain joined Skrillex and Swae Lee on their propulsive track, Too Bizarre. She also teamed up with incomparable Russian protest art collective Pussy Riot to unleash an electrifying anthem, POWER, which drives home the idea that women can take back any power that was ever taken from them. Inspired by her favorite movie Fight Club, the music video showcases an all-female cast of bright, young rising stars like phem, Chloe Chaidez, and more fighting it out, highlighting the raw power of women. The video was directed and produced by Andrew Sandler and part of the team behind Machine Gun Kelly’s Downfalls High, which Siiickbrain appeared in.

The visually-stunning music video is yet another iteration of Siiikbrain’s edgy, intoxicating, impactful style. Paired with her unique vocals and heart-thumping beat, this video is a must-see.

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James Vincent McMorrow × Paradise

James Vincent McMorrow shares the music video for Paradise from his upcoming album, Grapefruit Season, to be released on September 17.

“McMorrow has a soul voice to cherish” – Guardian

“The ever-shifting Irish singer-songwriter…it works” – Sunday Times, Hottest Tracks

“A deft collaboration, with James pushing his music onto a different realm, whilst maintaining that recognizable emotional pull” – CLASH

“Lyrically raw and immensely quotable” – The Forty Five

James Vincent McMorrow shares the video for new single Paradise, which is available now via Sony Music UK/RCA Records. Paradise is the latest taste of James’ much-anticipated new album Grapefruit Season – which also features teaser singles Headlights, Gone, and I Should Go (with Kenny Beats) – and is now set for release on September 17.

Produced by James alongside Paul Epworth and Lil Silva, Paradise is about pretending everything is fine when, beneath the surface, it really isn’t. Initially struggling to find its visual concept, the Paradise video started as an off-hand remark (“why don’t I just dig out my rollerblades and film myself learning to skate again in the park behind my house?”) but now feels like the perfect fit to the track’s uplifting, feel-good but melancholic center.

Paradise further previews Grapefruit Season, James Vincent McMorrow’s upcoming, fifth studio album – and one in which the artist, producer, and songwriter pushes himself (and his sound) in all new ways. The record was recorded between London, Los Angeles, and Dublin, largely before the pandemic struck. It embraces the timeless yet timely fact that life is chaos; the idea of growing up, but as Paradise suggests, still feeling none the wiser. Each song is held together by McMorrow’s instantly-identifiable voice, an untethered musical imagination, and (from dancehall to soul, country to R&B) purposefully little else in its pursuit of fear-free pop music. Even the title, Grapefruit Season, seems to signpost doing simply what you want, rather than what you are supposed to do – it was inspired by James watching his mum eat grapefruit as a kid, and the idea that what’s good for you may not actually be pleasurable.

Throughout the emotional highs and lows of Grapefruit Season, you are reminded of the risks James Vincent McMorrow has taken since the singer-songwriter roots of debut album Early In The Morning (which turned ten in 2020); but also that those same instincts – to follow inspiration wherever it leads, and to be as brutally honest possible – remain a refreshing constant. Whilst there may always be trouble in Paradise, what’s emerged is James Vincent McMorrow’s most essential album to date.

James also made headlines recently playing the first concert in Ireland with a live audience since the beginning of the pandemic (tickets sold out in just 30 seconds). With festivals including Latitude and Isle of Wight confirmed to follow this summer, McMorrow’s UK and European tour for early 2022 includes a London date at Kentish Town Forum on February 21 and two homecoming shows at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on April 19-20.

February 4 – Leuven @ Het Depot

February 5 – Paris @ Le Trianon

February 6 – Luxembourg @ Den Atelier

February 8 – Frankfurt @ Batschkapp

February 9 – Amsterdam @ Paradiso

February 10 – Hamburg @ Grunspan

February 12 – Stockholm @ Nalen

February 13 – Copenhagen @ Vega

February 15 – Berlin @ Metropol

February 16 – Cologne @ Gloria Theatre

February 18 – Manchester @ O2 Ritz

February 20 – Birmingham @ O2 Institute

February 21 – London @ O2 Kentish Town Forum

February 22 – Bristol @ O2 Academy

February 23 – Glasgow @ Barrowland Ballroom

April 19 – Dublin @ Olympia Theatre

April 20 – Dublin @ Olympia Theatre

April 21 – Belfast @ Limelight

April 22 – Limerick @ Milk Market

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Doja Cat × Need To Know

DOJA CAT RELEASES NEW TRACK & VIDEO – “NEED TO KNOW” OUT NOW NEW ALBUM PLANET HER TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 25TH, 2021

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

Today, global superstar Doja Cat releases her newest track “Need To Know” along with an incredible new music video directed by Miles & AJ (Billie Eilish, MGK). Watch HERE. “Need To Know” will be featured on Doja Cat’s highly anticipated new album Planet Her will be released on June 25th, 2021 via Kemosabe/RCA Records and is available for pre-order HERE.

The music video for “Need To Know” made its global broadcast premiere on BET Soul, BET Jams, MTV Live, MTVU and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboards.

The lead single off Planet HerKiss Me More ft. SZA, continues to dominate the charts – it currently sits at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has over 546 million streams worldwide.

Last month Doja Cat along with SZA teamed up for the first performance of “Kiss Me More” on the Billboard Music Awards. Additionally, that night Doja Cat took home the BBMA for Top R&B Female Artist. Doja Cat also performed on the iHeart Radio Music Awards where she won the award for Best New Pop Artist.

Earlier this year Doja Cat graced the cover of Billboard Magazine where she revealed a sneak peek of what to expect from Planet Her. Now she reveals the full track list complete with the highly buzzed about list of collaborators.

Planet Her Track List:

  1. Woman
  2. Naked
  3. Payday Feat. Young Thug
  4. Get Into It (Yuh)
  5. Need To Know
  6. I Don’t Do Drugs Feat. Ariana Grande
  7. Love To Dream
  8. You Right – Doja Cat & The Weeknd
  9. Been Like This
  10. Options Feat. JID
  11. Ain’t Shit
  12. Imagine
  13. Alone
  14. Kiss Me More Feat. SZA

About Doja Cat:

3-time GRAMMY nominee Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16-years-old. Having grown up in and around the LA area, she developed a knack for music by studying piano and dance as a kid and listening to the likes of Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and more. Soon, she went from obsessing over Catwoman (the Halle Berry version) to “crate digging” on YouTube. The budding talent taught herself Logic and how to compose on a midi controller. Signed to Kemosabe/RCA in 2014, she released her Purrr! EP and followed that with her debut album Amala in spring 2018but it was her August 2018 release of “Mooo!” which catapulted her into the mainstream and was met with critical acclaim.

Doja Cat released her sophomore album Hot Pink in November 2019 to mass critical acclaim, the album was a platinum success with over 10.3 billion streams worldwide. Hot Pink features “Juicy” which hit #1 at Rhythm radio, “Say So” her Grammy nominated #1 smash record and “Streets”, the viral sensation that soundtracked the ‘Silhouette Challenge,’ one of the biggest TikTok trends to date.

The success of “Say So” which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been RIAA certified 3x platinum and streamed over 5.4 billion times catapulted Doja into global superstardom. In 2020 she took home the Best New Artist Award at the MTV VMAs, the MTV EMAs and the AMAs (where she also won the Best Female Soul/R&B Artist Award.) She has been nominated for countless awards including 3 GRAMMY Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards, 2 BET Awards, and 2 People’s Choice Awards.

Doja’s creativity and showmanship as a performer have been praised time and time again, she has delivered unique and show stopping performances on nearly all the major Award Show stages including the GRAMMY Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Awards and the MTV VMA and EMA Awards. Her last tour sold out in 10 minutes, and she has played numerous festivals including Rap Caviar Live Miami, Posty Fest, Day n Vegas and Rolling Loud LA.

Doja Cat’s new album Planet Her is set for release June 25th, 2021.

To Buy/Stream/Watch “Need To Know”:

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Kiss U Right Now

DUCKWRTH RELEASES NEW VIDEO “KISS U RIGHT NOW”

­CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM SUPERGOOD AVAILABLE NOW 

“…Duckwrth will be an inspirational artist for years to come.” – Essence
 
SuperGood channels the soulful pop of Pharrell, the funk of Anderson Paak and Thundercat and the stylishness of Outkast to come up with an essential summer sound” – The Evening Standard

“Duckwrth makes shimmy-inducing, heart-pounding, soul-smiling music. His style is distinct, high fashion without the barriers to entry.” – DJBooth
 
“…showcases just how versatile he is in an optimistic sonic landscape of warmth, nostalgia and soul.” – HYPEBEAST

“Duckwrth keeps hitting the mark with his eclectic blend of alternative hip-hop.” – Earmilk
 
“Duckwrth has been proving himself to be one of the more unique artists in hip-hop right now and if there is one hyphenated word to describe his sound, it would be “genre-bending.” – HotNewHipHop

Critically acclaimed Los Angeles rapper Duckwrth returns with yet another cinematic visual for “Kiss U Right Now.

Watch “Kiss U Right Now”HERE

Capturing quarantine vibes, he sanitizes his entire crib in the clip directed by Alex “Grizz Lee” Loucas. He’s armed with Windex and toilet paper and a whole lot of shrink wrap as he chats with a girl played by Arlissa over video. What ensues is both hilarious and timely as a virtual rendezvous just doesn’t compare to the real thing, so he dons a full Hazmat suit, hops on his bike, and visits her in real life. You’ll have to watch it to see what happens next!

“Kiss U Right Now” remains just the latest standout from his critically acclaimed label debut album SuperGood—out now.

Listen to SuperGoodHERE

Duckwrth will be performing on October 27th for his “A SuperGood Night” global live interactive experience in partnership with Headliner.Live who have hosted events for artist like Pink Sweat$, Free Nationals and more. Tickets are on sale now. 

SuperGood has generated feverish tastemaker praise. In a four-out-of-five-star review, NME called it, “a tireless exercise in versatility and positivity from the West Coast,” and The Guardian described it as “easy listening funk with the occasional clever twist. Meanwhile, FLAUNT put it best, Duckwrth is here to make sure you’re feeling SuperGood.

Over the last five years, LA-based wunderkind Duckwrth has quickly risen up the ranks as a promising star of the future of music. His collection of critically acclaimed projects including Nowhere (2015,) I’m Uugly (2016), Xtra Uugly (2017) and The Falling Man EP (2019), have transcended streaming platforms and landed in films, TV series, and brand ad campaigns and have received critical acclaim from a vast number of outlets including NPR, The FADER, Complex, XXL and more. This cumulation has led the rapper to become an international touring staple, headlining shows globally and performing at Austin City Limits and opening for superstars Billie Eilish and Anderson. Paak. Duckwrth’s music has appeared on shows like CW’s All American, HBO’s Insecure and Real Time with Bill Maher and his song “Start A Riot” was featured on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack. His music has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Cadillac, Microsoft, Peloton, Amazon and Apple Music, and he’s worked with fashion legacies like Levi’s, Vans and Fila, as well as high fashion men’s suit designer Paul Smith.

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ZHU × Arctic Lake

ZHU SHARES NEW SONG AND VIDEO, YOURS FEAT. ARCTIC LAKE

Track Is From His New Album, DREAMLAND 2021, Out This Friday Via Astralwerks

ZHU Returns To Stage With Six Sold-Out Shows At Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre

View Yours Video Here

Pre-Save / Pre-Order DREAMLAND 2021 Here

Just days before the release of his new album, DREAMLAND 2021ZHU unveils the richly cinematic track, Yours, feat. Arctic LakeZHU’s pensive keyboards shift to a simmering rhythm as he and UK alt-pop artist Arctic Lake who recently joined him on the Astralwerks roster trade vocals,evoking the uneasy tension between love in the moment and the aching for love everlasting. Mitch Bell (THEY., Tame Impala), who served as guitarist/musical director for ZHU’s 2016 NEON CITY tour,adds searing guitar.The three artists wrote the track together. Listen HERE.

The official video, directed by Yan Bokhanovich and produced by Daniel Shapovalov, takes inspiration from the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window and further explores the voyeurism of ZHU’s ONLY video. From the recesses of ZHU’s mind, the plot unfolds as two girls begin dancing in an apartment. As other characters emerge from nearby streets and buildings, they become entranced, then obsessed with watching the girls. View Yours HERE.

Ahead of this Friday’s release of DREAMLAND 2021 on Astralwerks, fans can pre-save / pre-order the album and instantly receive Yours plusSky Is Crying ft. Yuna and ONLY, ZHU’s collaboration with Tinashe. See below for the full track listing.

Sky Is Crying has amassed over 3.2 million combined global streams since its release in late March. Billboard said, Zhu has always been a vessel for the dark and surreal, and Sky Is Crying meets an age of hope and despair with somber groove.View the animated official video for Sky Is Crying HERE. Upon the release of ONLY in 2020, Dancing Astronaut hailed the song as a blend of ominous undertones with an alluring edge while Stereogum praised the dark electronic pop track built around reverberating keyboard arpeggios and an increasingly frenetic thump. View the official video for ONLY HERE.

DREAMLAND 2021 was made at home during quarantine, but as ZHU crafted the new set’s grimy techno and sweaty house tracks, he imagined the record as the propulsive score to a world starting to spin back into motion. DREAMLAND 2021 is about looking forward and creating a version of the future we want to exist in, ZHU says.

ZHU will celebrate the album’s release during his six sold-out DREAMROCKS shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO in May. Hisunprecedented run at the legendary venue is one of the first major multi-night stands to take place since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered live music venues around the world. He will also be performing at numerous 2021 festivals, including ARC, III Points and Outside Lands.

DREAMLAND 2021 Track Listing

  1. Lost It
  2. Distant Lights
  3. Blue Dream
  4. How Does It Feel (feat. Channel Tres)
  5. Sky Is Crying (feat. Yuna)
  6. Sweet Like Honey
  7. Yours (feat. Arctic Lake)
  8. SOCO
  9. ONLY (feat. Tinashe)
  10. Zhudio54
  11. Good4U (feat. Kota the Friend)
  12. I Need That

Tour Dates

Mon, MAY 3 Red Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, CORSVP

Tue, MAY 4 Red Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, CORSVP

Wed, MAY 5 Red Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, CORSVP

Sun, MAY 9 Red Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, CORSVP

Mon, MAY 10 Red Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, CORSVP

Tue, MAY 11 Red Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, CORSVP

Sat, SEP 4 ARC Music Festival 2021Chicago, ILRSVP

Sun, SEP 5 ARC Music Festival 2021Chicago, ILRSVP

Fri, OCT 22 III Points 2021Miami, FLRSVP

Sat, OCT 30 Outside Lands Festival 2021San Francisco, CARSVP

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RICKY HIL – “TRYIN”

Today, alternative singer/songwriter Ricky Hil releases his latest single and music video “Tryin,” out now via 10K Projects. Following up the success of his November single “Break My Heart,” “Tryin” gives fans a glimpse into Ricky’s next full length project, SSDD, out soon. “I strive to bring the gritty truth of my generation into my music and lyrics,” he says. The music video for “Tryin,” directed by Aidan Cullen, captures that feeling visually, as Ricky walks through the dark-lit streets of LA, singing “life is unfair to you / life is unfair to me.”

You can listen to “Tryin,” here and watch the new music video here.

Since his debut project The Lonely Limo—a fearlessly personal mixtape featuring guest spots from heavy-hitters like Lil Wayne—Ricky Hil has brought an unapologetic honesty to his music. Over the years, that approach has left a powerful impact on an entire wave of musicians in the underground scene, including a number of rappers/singers who’ve emerged as major cultural figures (Kid Cudi, XXXTentacion, The Weeknd, Juice WRLD, to name just a few). In his upcoming project SSDD, the consummate artist’s artist sheds even more light on his demons, and embraces a stronger sense of purpose than ever before.

“A lot of the time in my songs I’m saying shit I don’t really even want to say—but I do it anyway, because I know there are people out there that feel the same way I do,” says Ricky.

Born in Fairfield County, Connecticut but based in Los Angeles, Ricky first started experimenting with making music as a kid, armed with a turntable set-up and a stack of vinyl. “I fell in love with it, and I’d stay up all night every weekend—I didn’t care about anything else, I just wanted to create as much as possible.” Although South Philly rappers like Beanie Sigel influenced his early work, Ricky later discovered singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan and focused more heavily on sculpting potent melodies and sharpening his songcraft. Mostly raised on rock-and-roll, he later played in a punk band, infusing his songs with a kinetic energy that still permeates the music he makes today.

Ricky has recently refined his vision, and fully leaned into his love for darkly charged beats and slow yet dynamic tempos. “I went into all these new songs just wanting to be completely myself,” he says. As part of that creative revitalization—which includes recording up to five songs a night—he’s also begun drawing his own cover art, naming famed tattoo artists Jack Rudy and Mister Cartoon among the main inspirations on his artwork.

Make sure to follow Ricky Hil on Instagram, Soundcloud and Twitter.

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KATY PERRY – NTEOTW

After years of being mistaken for one another by fans, Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel find that even extraterrestrials have trouble telling them apart in the official video for “Not the End of the World,” which premiered today on Vevo. While on maternity leave, Katy set the concept in motion, suggesting that the acclaimed actress-musician step in for her. Female directing duo Similar But Different (The Chainsmokers, Liam Payne) rose to the challenge, concocting a tale of mistaken identity with nods to sci-fi films and Katy’s “California Gurls” video. Acting on orders to abduct Katy, two aliens accidentally beam up Zooey instead. Can Zooey pull off a Katy Perry concert and save Planet Earth from self-destruction? Watch HERE to find out. 

“Not the End of the World” is a track from Katy’s new album, SMILE, which has sold over 1.25 million adjusted albums, with nearly two billion combined streams to date. Download / stream SMILE HERE

Katy performed a medley of “Never Really Over,” ”Not the End of the World” and ”Roar” at the T Mall Double 11 Gala and teamed up with Darius Rucker for a soulful rendition of “Only Love” at the American Music Awards. She also appeared in “The Disney Holiday Singalong,” which aired on ABC. View her segment, which features “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Cozy Little Christmas,” HERE

Katy recently came together with Coca-Cola to reimagine “Resilient” – a song from SMILE. Partnering with critically acclaimed DJ/producer Tiësto and introducing the vocal stylings of rising star Aitana, the remix is an uplifting, inclusive anthem for our times. Listen to “Resilient” feat. Aitana (Tiësto Remix) HERE.

The accompanying visual – “Resilient” feat. Aitana (Tiësto Remix) – Open To Better Film – reflects the positivity and optimism of the Coca-Cola ‘Open’ platform. View HERE

The Los Angeles Times hailed SMILE as “still quintessentially Perry: buoyant, playful, neon pop” in a recent Sunday Calendar cover story. Rolling Stone said, “Katy Perry gets back to basics” with Smile and, praising the title track, noted, “Over an upbeat, dance-driven groove to match the positive vibes of the lyrics, Perry extols the virtue of perseverance.” US Weekly said, “‘Only Love’ is a stunning, finger-snapping midtempo about moving on from mistakes.” USA Today observed, “Perry’s newfound joy and contentment come through on much of ‘Smile,’ which contains some of her catchiest and most carefree songs since 2013’s ‘Prism.’” RIFF Magazine declared, “Smile is the album that meets the moment of the age we live in. A fitting celebration of strength, pain and individuality under dire circumstances.” 

About Katy Perry

Since Katy Perry’s Capitol Records debut in 2008 with One of the Boys, she has racked up a cumulative 50 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 48 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks with her albums One of the Boys, Teenage Dream, PRISM and Witness. Her summer 2019 single, “Never Really Over,” off her latest album SMILE, is certified GOLD and was the biggest streaming launch of Katy’s musical career. 2020’s SMILE release has sold over 1.25 million adjusted albums, with nearly 2 Billion combined streams to date. Views of her 2013 video “Roar” recently surpassed three billion views – making Katy the first female artist to reach this milestone, while “Dark Horse” is close behind with over 2.9 billion views. 

Katy was also the first female artist to have four videos surpass a billion views each. Her videos for “Firework” and “Last Friday Night” have over one billion views. Katy’s 2015 Super Bowl performance is the highest-rated in the event’s history. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club.

Aside from being one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Katy is an active advocate of many philanthropic causes. In 2013, Katy was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as a result of her commitment to improving the lives of children worldwide. Katy has used her powerful voice to advocate for children and support UNICEF’s mission to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality, and protection. She was awarded with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in 2016. Katy has also been a champion for LGBTQ+ equality. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Trevor Project’s Hero Award in 2012, the Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award in 2017, and amfAR’s Award of Courage in 2018. She has also performed at various events to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS, including 2009’s Life Ball and 2016’s amfAR Cannes Gala. 

About Zooey Deschanel

Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy nominee and Critics’ Choice Award winner Zooey Deschanel has charmed big and small screen audiences through her nuanced leading performances in films like “(500) Days of Summer,” the Christmas classic “Elf,” “Yes Man,” “Almost Famous” and the hit television series,“New Girl”.  Her band, She & Him, has released six albums.

photo credit Ben Zucker and photo design by Easy Bandits

DREAMERS DROP VIDEO FOR “TRUE CRIME”

Just in time for Friday the 13th, cosmic-rock band DREAMERS have released a deliciously dark animated video for their new track, True Crime ft. DeathbyRomy. The video is a blend of live-action, stop-motion, 2D and 3D animation, by Burton Booz. This innovative clip perfectly captures the song’s story of love and betrayal set in the dark magic of New Orleans. Watch the video now HERE.

“The band was shot on a green screen so we could capture their performance. We then cut out their heads and placed them on 2D bodies that were made by mashing up photographs and illustrations like collage-art,” said director Jared Asher Harris when describing the creative process.

“The bodies were then rigged and animated in After Effects. The skeletons and sets were all hand-modeled and animated in 3D,” Harris continued. “When the animation was finished, we outputted the video as one giant clip and cut it up as though it were a live-action music video with trippy quick cuts.”

True Crime ft. DeathbyRomy was co-written by DREAMERS, DeathbyRomy, Joyway’s Dan Armbruster, and Sir Sly’s Jason Suwito and co-produced by Armbruster and Suwito. The track was inspired by the decadent city of New Orleans and the band’s chance encounter with a male witch, who taught the trio incantations. Lead singer Nick Wold describes their inspiration as “the terrible things the crimes that we can do to each other in the name of love.”

True Crime ft. DeathByRomy and is the follow-up to Heat Seeker ft. grandson and the band’s top ten alternatives hit Die Happy.

The Weeknd – Too Late Video

The Weeknd has released a video for “Too Late” from his album After Hours. In the video, the GRAMMY award winner’s decapitated head is found in the middle of the street by two deranged super fans. From there, they need to find a body to attach it to. The very NSFW video was directed by Cliqua (Bad Bunny, Rosalia, J Balvin, etc.).

Also available today is the release of The Weeknd and Suicoke sandal collab presented by XO Brand. This first release between the cult Japanese sandal brand and XO is inspired by the Moto style. On the strap are two velcro pads that have been adhered to the two straps. On top of that is an original XO logo patch. The patch is removable and can be attached as desired. The model comes in an all-black upper, footbed, and outsole. You can see them here below.

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