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Isaac Dunbar – Fool’s Paradise

Isaac Dunbar released his latest single, “Fool’s Paradise,” out now via RCA Records. Written and produced by Isaac, the emotive, piano-driven ballad examines the complexities of unrequited love. Propelled by Isaac’s melodic vocals, “Fool’s Paradise” is an operatic exploration of disillusionment and what happens when one no longer ignores the red flags waving in front of them.

“I wrote ‘Fool’s Paradise’ about my struggle between discerning what is real and what is fake with the relationships in my life,” says Isaac. “It’s about the process of waking up to mistreatment, manipulation and reading in between the lines. It’s about breaking those cycles. ‘Fool’s Paradise’ is a song for the delusional girls.”

Joining the previously released rebellious pop-anthem “Bleach” and the disco-infused “Tainted Love,” “Fool’s Paradise” serves as the latest release off Isaac’s highly anticipated forthcoming EP, Banish The Banshee. A series of sonic parables inspired by love, loss, shame, and joy, Banish The Banshee is a conceptual body of work that illustrates the stories of Isaac’s life so far through the lens of his alter-ego, the banshee. 

Banish The Banshee is out May 27 via RCA Records, pre-order it HERE

About Isaac Dunbar

19-year-old Isaac Dunbar has carved out a spectacular and unique lane as one of the most critically heralded emerging artists of his generation. After supporting girl in red on her North American and European run of shows in 2019, he released his highly anticipated debut EP, balloons don’t float here. It garnered the attention of notable tastemakers like Zane Lowe, The FADER, Hypebeast and Lyrical Lemonade, who called it “a display of pop mastery.” Hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, his music melds complex sounds and atmospheric, beat-driven production to create melodic and introspective tracks with potent hooks. He makes lush, synth-driven music, which he writes, performs and produces himself. 

In 2020, with his newly inked deal with RCA Records, he released his critically acclaimed EP, isaac’s insects, which garnered over 48 million streams worldwide. Billboard called it a “stunning major label debut” and led his track “makeup drawer” to be featured in NPR‘s “Best Music of 2020” list. His third EP, evil twin, was released at the top of 2021 and saw support from the likes of Earmilk, who declared it a “defiant pop record,” along with features in PAPER Magazine, SPIN, American Songwriter, E! News and more, while amassing over 38 million streams worldwide. Last fall, Dunbar hit the road on his first-ever North American headlining tour, which included a sold-out show in New York and a performance at the All Things Go Festival in Washington, DC. With new music to come in 2022, Dunbar’s future shines brighter than ever before.

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Amelia Moore – crybaby

True to her social media handle (@icryatwork), Amelia Moore approaches her music with a fierce commitment to total emotional transparency an irresistible counterpart to her kaleidoscopic alt-pop sound. Both qualities shine on her new single, crybaby. Moore’s bluesy, fluttering vocals cut to the quick as she addresses an ex, “do u like to make me cry baby / cuz u do it all the time baby / when did god give u control of the rain.

Frequent collaborators Pink Slip and Inverness produced the track. Download / stream crybaby, which is from the young singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist’s forthcoming EP, HERE.

Moore, who recently wrapped up a sold-out North American tour with Capitol Records label mate FLETCHER, amassed over 10 million combined global streams and two million video views with her first three singles: sweet and sour, vinegar and moves. In less than six months, she’s already approaching 70,000 followers on Spotify.

Ones To Watch named Moore as one of The 25 Artists to Watch in 2022 and she’s been the subject of features in Billboard, DORK, Notion, among others. Hailing her as “our newest alt-pop princess,” The Honey Pop said, “There couldnߣt have been a better song than sweet and sour to introduce us to Amelia’s wildly unpredictable sound. PAPER praised vinegar for having “the most powerful chorus of 2022.” Billboard put moves on its list of 10 Cool New Pop Songs, while The Line of Best Fit observed, “moves has an intoxicating energy and joyous playfulness, setting a new gold standard for an artist used to shattering expectations.

EARMILK declared, “Amelia Moore is destined for greatness.” Learn more about the 21-year-old Georgia natives journey from homeschool to Hollywood HERE.

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Day Club Palm Springs

Day Club reveals their return to Palm Springs featuring a star-studded lineup for both weekends of Coachella, April 15-17 and April 22-24. Taking place at the Hilton Hotel Palm Springs, pioneers in dance music are suiting up to take Coachella weekend by storm with extravagant poolside celebrations.

The first Friday sees performances from the up-and-coming pop icons Kim Petras and Carolina Polacheck as they rock out with exclusive Day Club DJ sets. The weekend continues Saturday with DJ sets from the Grammy-nominated Madeon and Young art label head TOKiMONSTA.

Los Angeles South Night Club takes over on Sunday during weekend number one, with Australia’s Dom Dolla and Chicago’s John Summit.

The second weekend of Coachella kicks off with impeccable DJing from Duck Sauce, comprised of A-Track and Armand Van Helden, and Sydney’s own Hayden James. Louis The Child showcases their unique DJ set soundtracks on Saturday. The weekend closes out with house music French DJ/producer Tchami and house music artist VNSSA.

Joining forces with the small batch craft Austrian brand NEFT Vodka, Day Club promises to supply top cocktails to the pool party series. Notarized for their savory taste, NEFT ensures their vodka packaging is top-of-the-line and “ready to go wherever and whenever you are.”

Passes to Day Club’s extravaganza go on sale Friday, March 4 at 12pm PT. Single day GA tickets begin at $25, while weekend passes begin at $70. Each event is 21+, and for more information visit HERE.

Weekend One
Friday, April 15: Kim Petras (DJ Set) w/ Caroline Polachek (DJ Set) & Friends
Saturday, April 16: Madeon (DJ Set) w/ TOKiMONSTA (DJ Set) & Friends
Sunday, April 17: Sound Presents: Dom Dolla & John Summit

Weekend Two
Friday, April 22: Duck Sauce w/ Hayden James (DJ Set) & Friends
Saturday, April 23: Louis the Child (DJ Set) & Friends
Sunday, April 24: Tchami w/ VNSSA & Friends

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BAHARI – “Way of Love” Music Video

Iconic pop duo Bahari released the music video for their coveted single “Ways of Love,” and you’ll want to take a look. The steamy video can be viewed HERE.

The compassionate lyrics captivate all audiences, “You give me these feelings, I don’t understand, Take control of my body, I’m in your hands.”

“‘Ways of Love’ is about that moment and feeling right before you finally give in to falling in love with someone. It’s about that decision to trust someone with your heart and to learn the way that they love,” says Bahari considering the message behind the single.

You can stream “Ways of LoveHERE.

Bahari

A match made in heaven, this alt-pop woman duo consists of singer/keyboarder Ruby Carr and singer/bassist Natalia Panzarella. The two artists came together by random chance one day when they were both at the same songwriting session. They knew they stuck gold from that moment and continued to generate music together.

Their first and perhaps most noteworthy hit came in 2014 with “Wild Ones,” accumulating a total of over 40 million Spotify streams. They continued with their successes in 2016 with the release of their EP Dancing on the Sun and singles “Get Together” and “Fucked Up.” They even hit the stage on tours with Selena Gomez and Birdy and joined forces with Zedd, ILLENIUM and Grey on collabs.

Bahari produced another newsy hit in 2018 with “Savage,” which was later revamped into a remix in 2020 featuring BIA. “Savage” amasses over 100 million streams/views and now serves as promo content for “American Horror Stories.” In 2021, the duo’s “CRASHING” in cooperation with ILLENIUM joined the To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Original Soundtrack. Follow along as Bahari takes on 2022 with more electrifying projects to come.

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VALLEY – “LAST BIRTHDAY” MUSIC VIDEO

The up-and-coming alt-pop band Valley released their 70s romcom virtuoso music video for “Last Birthday,” via Capitol Records. Emulating a reminiscent, retro vibe throughout, the music video was shot on 16mm film and directed by Dylan Mitro. Through the video, the natural harmony between the group was on full affect. Watch the dynamic new music video HERE.

The Rolling Stone India raved about “Last Birthday,” stating, “[Last Birthday] works because the quartet add a level of earnestness to the understated production in few ways records do these days.” The song is apart of Valley’s EP The After Party that was released early January. Listen to The After Party EP HERE.

The band has dominated the live music scene in the past year, roaming around playing shows across North America. Valley embarked on their first American festival shows this past summer, selling out venues with COIN boarding an impressive 17-date North American tour. They closed out the end of 2021 with a hometown performance at The Opera House in Toronto.

Valley is now prepping for their ‘I’ll Be With You Tour,’ that features 30 dates throughout North America. With tickets almost completely sold out, you’ll want to head over to Valley’s website to snatch the last ones left (see tour dates below). They, too, revealed their involvement in this years Governors Ball in New York. Valley connects with the likes of Halsey, Roddy Rich and Tove Lo on Saturday June 11 at Citi Field. Learn more about the Governors Ball HERE.

About Valley

Consisting of artists Rob Laska, Karah James, Mickey Brandolino and Alex DiMauro, Valley has been growing their presence in the industry over the past two years. Their music allows the band to form a personable connection with their fans. Specializing in the realm of alternative pop, the Toronto group of four crafts music that captivates their audiences with a modern touch. They came together by random chance, when a home studio accidentally booked them together. Originally Mike and Karah performed together, as did Rob and Alex.

They became one, identifying that together they could produce self-written and produced projects, like their EP The Room is White (2016), their debut album MAYBE (2019) and the EP sucks to see you doing better (2020). Throughout 2020, they were brought together with Lennon Stella and The Band CAMINO on tours throughout North America. In 2020, Valley also received a Juno Award nomination for “Breakthrough Group of the Year.” Last Birthday, the groups most recent EP, was released via Capitol Records while they connected with COIN for a North American tour. The band is embodied by Kevin “Chief” Zaruk/Simon Tikhman with The Core Entertainment and DaLyn Bauman/Patrizia Levin with Align Management.

‘I’ll Be With You’ North American Headlining Tour Dates

February 16: Cambridge, MA

February 18: New York, NY

February 19: Philadelphia, PA

February 20: Washington, DC

February 22: Nashville, TN

February 23: Atlanta, GA

February 25: Austin, TX

February 26: Dallas, TX

March 1: Phoenix, AZ

March 3: Los Angeles, CA

March 4: San Francisco, CA

March 5: Santa Cruz, CA

March 8: Portland, OR

March 9: Seattle, WA

March 11: Salt Lake City, UT

March 12: Denver, CO

March 15: Chicago, IL

March 16: Minneapolis, MN

March 18: Winnipeg, MB

March 19: Saskatoon, SK

March 22: Victoria, BC

March 23: Vancouver, BC

March 25: Edmonton, AB

March 26: Calgary, AB

April 14: Catharines, ON

April 15: London, ON

April 16: Waterloo, ON

June 11: New York, NY (Governors Ball)

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Andy Grammer – Joy

Acclaimed multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer has released “Joy,” an emotion-filled new track via Giant Soul/S-Curve/Hollywood Records.

 Click HERE to listen.

 Andy, who is known for engaging, energizing and empowering audiences across the world with his chart-topping radio hits, takes listeners through experiences of fear, doubt, sorrow, grief, pressure, jealousy and shame before finally finding joy as evidenced in the new track’s hook, “I found joy, yeah she opened up my eyes and gave me wings and halo rings and taught me how to fly.” 

 On the inspiration for the song, Andy said:

“I have always loved the word ‘Joy.’ I feel like it has a depth, a grounded spiritual center, something deeper and more substantial than happiness. It’s somehow light and weighty at the same time. I wanted to capture all that while still having a party and I think we did.”

Honored with another reason to rejoice, Andy has recently reached an unprecedented milestone. He officially stands out as the No. 1 “Happy Pop” Streaming Artist and has registered over 3 billion artist streams. This accolade has been buoyed by the runaway success of recent tracks “Lease On Life,” which Andy created under the inspiration of a newfound perspective he gained during the pandemic and has generated over 30 million total streams, “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me,” a genre-bending single that was written about boldly owning your individuality, and “Love Myself,” Andy‘s latest release which is about the importance of loving and accepting yourself. All of these songs are building towards a bigger vision for Andy’s fifth full-length album due out in late 2022.

Andy will also kick off The Art of Joy Tour on Friday, February 4 at Resorts World in Monticello, NY. The first leg of the tour includes 18 dates with stops in Cleveland, Boston, New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and more.

A second leg of the tour, which kicks off Tuesday, May 31 at Paramount Theatre in Austin, was also just announced with 17 new dates including stops in Dallas, Nashville, Cincinnati, Atlanta and more. VIP packages and tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 1 and Friday, February 4 respectively at 10 AM local time and can be purchased HERE.

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ELYANNA × BALTI

Palestinian-Chilean singer and songwriter Elyanna releases her new single entitled “Ghareeb Alay” feat. Balti via Universal Arabic Music, with an accompanying music video. Born and raised in Nazareth and now living in Los Angeles, the rising songstress collaborates with the Tunisian singer and rapper on an entrancing track that fuses Arabic music with pop and R&B beats.

 On the song, which translates to “Strange To Me” in English, Elyanna says, “‘Ghareeb Alay’ characterizes the story of a love song, but it’s much deeper than that. ‘Ghareeb Alay’ reflects change, around us and inside us. For Elyanna, as an immigrant, as an artist, and as a young female in the beginning of her journey. Everything and everyone feels new and strange. Ghareeb.”

Balti chimes in, saying, “‘Ghareeb Alay’ is one of the best songs I’ve ever worked on in my career. My collaboration with Elyanna adds a new artistic touch to the Pop Urban Arabic genre.” 

Ghareeb Alay” is Elyanna’s first release under Universal Arabic Music and follows a string of previous releases, including her 2020 self-titled debut EP and breakout single “Ana Lahale” feat. Massari, which has over 14.5 million Spotify streams to date and 11 million video views. Not to mention, last fall, Elyanna was featured on fellow Universal Arabic Music artist Issam Alnajjar’s song “Hada Ghareeb”. Together, Elyanna and Issam are paving the way for a new generation of disruptive music arriving from the MENA region for fans around the world. 

Amassing over 100 million global streams to date and receiving critical acclaim from Vogue Middle East, Cosmopolitan Middle East, GQ Middle East, and more, Elyanna has all eyes on her as she gears up to drop more music this spring.

ABOUT ELYANNA

No matter what lines, borders, or boundaries seemingly separate us, songs bring us back together. Elyanna unites listeners worldwide around a sizzling signature style steeped in Arabic music, pop, and R&B. Singing in Arabic and English, the Palestinian-Chilean singer, songwriter, and performer instantly enchants with soul and spirit. Growing up in Nazareth, she discovered her calling early on. At just six-years-old, she often donned her mom’s heels and black coat and performed in front of the mirror. One day, her mother and siblings caught her to which she responded, “You don’t even know what I’m capable of doing yet.Soon after, the budding talent practiced daily with her older brother Feras who played piano and penned songs of his own. She regularly shut down talent shows and even practiced for photo shoots. At just 15-years-old, she landed on the radar of GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and MAGIC! frontman Nasri Atweh [Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Chris Brown]. Nasri introduced her to Lebanese-Canadian star Massari and powerhouse manager, SAL&CO Founder, and Universal Arabic Music C.E.O. Wassim “Sal” Slaiby. Following a series of buzzing releases, she made waves internationally with the self-titled Elyanna EP in 2020, boasting fan favorites such as “Ana Lahale” [with Massari], racking up 14.5 million Spotify streams. After amassing 100 million global streams and earning acclaim from Vogue Middle East, Cosmopolitan Middle East, GQ Middle East, and more, she perfects this vision on a series of singles and her forthcoming 2022 debut for Universal Arabic Music led by “Ghareeb Alay.”

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iann dior – On To Better Things

Today, the multi-platinum selling, chart-stealing artist iann dior released his album, On To Better Things. See the official tracklist below, and click HERE to stream/download the album.

Throughout his new album, iann showcases an alt-pop/rock flare, while keeping to his identity as a rapper on trap tracks like “i might,” and “v12,” ft. Lil Uzi Vert. On To Better Things discusses the topics of love, relationships and loyalty, with the common message of moving on to a bigger and better future. The remarkable album sees the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Uzi Vert and Travis Barker, including production from Travis Barker, Taz Taylor, Omer Fedi, Cirkut and Cashmere Cat.

You can catch iann on Jimmy Kimmel Live! next Wednesday, January 26, where he will debut “thought it was” ft. Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker for the first time.

As if the release of his new album wasn’t enough, iann, too, was declared the face of the Germany luxury fashion house MCM’s 2022 Spring/ Summer collection. The campaign can be described as “an interdimensional journey into utopian paradise.” The MCM’s 2022 Spring/ Summer campaign was shot virtually and IRL, mesmerizing viewers with a vivacious world, highlighting an upcoming perspective on 2022, paired with the musical styling of iann dior. The collection is available both in-store and online now at mcmworldwide.com.

ABOUT IANN DIOR

Puerto Rican-born, Corpus Christi-raised celebrated artist iann dior is known as one of the industry’s fastest growing artists in modern time. With the release of his first song that he wrote, his career took off. The song gained traction after iann posted the track to SoundCloud, quickly obtaining over 10,000 plays in its first week, catching the eyes of Internet Money founder Taz Taylor. Taylor and iann then got together to work on music, and shortly after he landed a deal with Elliot Grainge’s label 10k Projects in April 2019, releasing his project Industry Plant.

In 2020, we saw the true rise of iann when he was featured on the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “Mood,” with 24KGoldn, that is now certified 4x platinum. “Mood” stayed atop the Top 10 to 10 weeks. Together, the duo traveled and performed on The Voice, American Music Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and were nominated for 2 VMAS, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 1 AMA and 1 iHeart Radio Music Award following the achievement of “Mood.” Since then, iann has collaborated with artists such as Lil Baby, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Clean Bandit and Trippie Redd. Renowned for his captivating music in the genres of alternative, pop, rap and electronic/dance, iann is a truly diverse artist that captivates millions of people with his distinctive and charming point-of-view.

On To Better Things Tracklist

  1. is it you
  2. complicate it
  3. v12 (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
  4. i might
  5. heavy
  6. dark angel interlude
  7. obvious (ft. Travis Barker)
  8. heartbreak3r
  9. options
  10. regret
  11. thought it was (ft. Machine Gun Kelly & Travis Barker)
  12. sinking interlude
  13. let you
  14. fallin
  15. hopeless romantic (ft. Travis Barker)
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The Weeknd – Dawn FM

The Weeknd’s surprise album Dawn FM is leading the charts around the globe. Debuting at #1 Apple Music US and in 125 countries, and #1 Spotify US and worldwide. Dawn FM accumulates over 500 million streams to date. Listen to Dawn FM [XO/Republic Records] HERE.

Despite the release of the album coming suddenly, Dawn FM has been a smash hit. Dawn FM may just snatch up the spot as The Weeknd’s best album thus far. The single “Sacrifice” came out at #1 on Spotify US and global, while the collection The Highlights, too, ranks among the Billboard Top 10 at #6. Having two albums rank in the top ten is conventionally unheard of, a resounding accomplishment for The Weeknd.

Playing off the theme of an afterlife-esque radio station network, Dawn FM transforms viewers to a new universe. The abrupt announcement of the album ultimately worked in the favor of The Weeknd, with Dawn FM now ranking as his second global #1 album during the pandemic, following the renowned After Hours was released in March 2020, featuring the #1 All Time Hot 100 hit “Blinding Lights.”

Dawn FM has gained quick critical acclaim, registering The Weeknd’s leading aggregate score on Metacritic at ’88.’ Variety spoke on the album, stating, “After Hours has resonated for nearly two years after its release, and in the face of another phase of a daunting pandemic, it seems that Dawn FM – possibly The Weeknd’s best and most fully realized album to date – will help carry fans through this one as well.” Rolling Stone, too, raved about Dawn FM, rating it “4-out-of-5 stars, The Weeknd focuses those interstellar ambitions to anoint us with the most enchanting music to the portal through purgatory.”

Dawn FM sees features from Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never and Jim Carrey.

If you haven’t listened to this album yet, you are truly missing out on a sonic, one-of-a-experience by the superstar himself, The Weeknd.

JOHN K – A LOT

The RIAA-certified platinum pop singer/songwriter John K celebrated the new year by releasing his hot new single, “A LOT.” Listen to the song HERE via Epic Records and watch the music video HERE.

The track produced by WYNNE [MGK, Jaden Smith] was created and written in collaboration by John and songwriter Steph Jones. Steph, too, co-wrote John’s critically acclaimed single, “if we never met.” Throughout his new single, “A LOT,” John seemingly sings out to an ex-lover while guitar riff blends in the background. John references his ex directly, pondering, “Do you ever wear my sweatshirt when it’s colder?” As the chorus sets off, John declares, “I think about you a lot.”

John spoke about the single and its meaning, stating, “I never realized how often I say the word ‘a lot’ until I wrote this song. The story is about that feeling when you can’t get someone out of your head, except for now that person is out of the picture. It’s about replaying memories over and over, thinking about the person you wish you never lost. A simple concept really, but I felt like it was one my fans would relate to right away. You ever mess something up so bad and then all you have left is the memory of how good it used to be? That’s A LOT.”

The music video was directed by Erik Rojas [Jessie J, Dillon Francis] and illustrates the lyrics that John sings to a tee. Throughout the video, the camera cuts to reminiscent times shared between lovers to scenes of John alone at the bar.

John joins Marc E. Bassy on his North American winter tour. The tour is set to begin on February 14 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN, continuing through many top locations throughout the country, concluding March 12 in San Diego, CA at Observatory North Park. The full list of tour dates will be below, and you can visit www.ticketmaster.com to snatch up tickets.

About John K

John K was originally born and raised in Orlando, FL, but now is a Los Angeles-based singer/ songwriter. Musical talent ran in John’s family, as his father was an amateur guitarist and his grandmother the daughter of a professional trumpet player. His passion for music ran in his blood, which made no surprise when John asserted himself into the industry in 2017. John’s breakthrough song “if we never met,” holds platinum accreditation, and has been appreciated by Billboard, Flaunt, L’Officiel and Rolling Stone. John’s total streams add up to over half-a-billion, and his career just continues to grow. Most lately, John released his album in case you miss me [Epic Records] in 2021, and as we dive into 2022, we cannot wait to see what else is up his sleeve.

Tour Dates

February 2022

2/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater*

2/16 – Chicago, IL @ HOB*

2/17 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom*

2/18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation*

2/19 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall*

2/22 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s*

2/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA*

2/25 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live*

2/26 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*

March

3/1 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore*

3/3 – Charlotte, NC @ Underground*

3/4 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Heaven*

3/5 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery*

3/6 – St. Louis @ Delmar Hall*

3/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren*

3/11 – Anaheim, CA @ HOB*

3/12 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park*

*With Marc E. Bassy