Posts tagged with "pop music"

Fiona Grey – Sick of It

Dirty pop singer-songwriter Fiona Grey begins a new era today, arriving with her eagerly awaited MNDR-produced single, “Sick Of It.“ Inspired by the consequences of “filter era,“ fake conversions and universal doom, “Sick Of It“ is set to make you dance while simultaneously rolling your eyes at everything you would happily live without, available now at all DSPs HERE.  

“‘Sick Of It‘ was inspired by the era of filters and the ways in which society pushes us to try to all be the same version of beauty,“ says Grey. “On a personal level it was me sick of playing into those toxic parts of our society. From an industry level it was me sick of the fake small talk, the watching everyone play a character of themselves. It‘s a rolling my eyes-kinda pop anthem.“

About Fiona Grey

Named as 2018‘s “Best Pop Artist in LA“ by LA Weekly, Fiona Grey is on the frontier of a new range of the genre, creating what Galore hailed as “the kind of lady pop that makes you want to leave the house without underwear on and make a mistake with a bad boy next summer.“

The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter has become known for her live shows at beloved venues such as LA‘s Troubadour, NYC‘s Webster Hall, and performances alongside such diverse acts as Charli XCX, Foals, and KITTEN, to name a few. Grey fascinates audiences with her theatrics, visual concepts and lyrics that explore a culture under everchanging beauty standards, predisposed to and obsessed with unrealistic societal dreams. Her messages are as much of a look outward as they are deeply introspective, carried by catchy, feel-good, obsess-worthy instrumentals.

2018‘s acclaimed Cult Classic EP proved worthy of its name, earning both critical applause and a fervent fan following with singles like “Money,“ “Girls Like Me,“ and “Dirty Dream.“ “If you find yourself drawn to the sounds of Charli XCX, MARINA and Sky Ferreira,“ declared Ones To Watch, “then Fiona Grey might just become your latest obsession.“

Kerosene

Last year saw Grey return with the powerful “Kerosene,“ joined by an equally potent music video streaming now at her official YouTube Channel HERE. The track “adds another dose of electricity to her already formidable body of work,“ wrote Atwood Magazine, while LADYGUNN raved, “Both edgy and explosive, ‘Kerosene provides a cinematic portrait of the escapism offered by pop culture…the kind of song that resonates universally and internationally.“

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TROUSDALE — “THIS IS IT”

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“Trousdale blends elements of Americana with sleek pop” – CMT

Fast-rising indie-folk trio Trousdale have released the music video for their latest single, “This Is It,” which urges listeners to stop, take a breath and recognize happiness in the moment. You can click HERE to watch the Nina Kramer directed and produced video, and you can click HERE to check out CMT’s premiere of the video, where Trousdale discusses the motivation behind an all-female crew for the shoot.

Their desire to empower young women and spread a universal message of love and self-acceptance can be found rooted in both the message and the video for “This Is It.”

Capturing the friendship behind Trousdale, the music video “shows our goofy, fun-loving side. It is somewhat of the antithesis of our last EP, Look Around. We’ve previously released songs that focus on heartbreak and loss. Alternatively, this song was born out of a genuinely fun night drinking and laughing at our favorite bar. With the song and video, we aim to highlight the importance of savoring the simple joys in life, because they so often go unnoticed.”

The infectious optimism and enthusiasm of “This Is It” has resonated with both media and fans. Spotify and Apple championed the single with adds to multiple key playlists including Fresh Finds County, Next Gen Singer-Songwriters, and Country Risers while indie mainstay Consequence featured the friendship anthem in their weekly New Sounds round up and The Honey Pop proclaimed “‘This Is It’ is magical and we had to stan.”

Blending unflinching vocals and raw, transparent storytelling that mirrors their real-world vitality, Trousdale has developed a devoted and engaged community on TikTok and other corners of the internet with “This Is It” mirroring the success of their previous releases. Their fanbase, along with supporters like the Jonas Brothers, Dan and Shay, John Mayer, Jensen McRae and Betty Who, have propelled the trio’s self-produced single “Wouldn’t Come Back” to over 2 million streams and their cover of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys to over 1 million streams.

Trousdale has garnered comparisons to Kacey Musgraves, The Chicks and HAIM, and prompted A1234 to compare their passionate lyrics and evocative storytelling to icons like Taylor Swift and her latest critically acclaimed albums Folklore and Evermore. Additionally, their singles “Better Off” and “Happy Anymore” along with “Wouldn’t Come Back” from their debut EP Look Around led to The Radar Station naming them the #1 Emerging Global Roots Artist and the #7 Emerging Global Artist, while landing on some of Apple Music and Spotify’s top Americana, Folk, Singer-Songwriter and Mood playlists including Roots Rising, Women of Folk, and Infinite Indie Folk.

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LANA LOVE — “EGO GO”

Upcoming alt-pop sensation Lana Love has shared her newest single and music video “Ego Go.” Backed by only a piano and strings, the new single highlights the intangible pursuit of perfection and the inevitable struggle of having to come to terms with your faults. Fans can check out the music video for “Ego Go” premiering exclusively on PopWrapped HERE. “Ego Go” is also available to stream HERE.

“It’s an internal dialogue between my Ego and my Self,” Lana expresses on the new single. “An honest, hard look in the mirror at the fears and flaws that make me human. I’m scared I’m not the woman I want to be, but I can’t let my ego go.”

“’Ego Go’” is the first track I played keys on myself. The song was written in a 10 min free-flow, sitting in a puddle of tears on my bedroom floor. There’s something unrefined about it, unlike the restraints of classical technique I grew up in. Simple and raw—I wanted the track to feel the way it did at conception: an earthquake of emotion.”

Lana Love’s self-titled EP is set to be released on October 1. Completely self-owned, the EP tells the story of Lana’s tremulous journey within the music industry. More information to come HERE.

Every once in a blue moon an artist emerges with an undeniable arsenal of talents and embarrassment of riches, and such is the case with contemporary pop artist Lana Love. The Atlanta-born juggernaut fully embodies the spirit of being multi-faceted as a singer, songwriter, classically trained pianist/musician, trained dancer, actor and burgeoning entrepreneur.

The genesis for Lana’s musical journey started in Naples, Florida as a precocious 4-year old who was obsessed with Andrew Lloyd Weber’s iconic “Phantom of The Opera” and started playing the song, “Music of the Night,” by ear on piano in her living room. From that auspicious beginning, Lana has been immersed in honing and expressing her artistry in every medium available. By age 7, she had written her first song. She later studied music at the University of Florida and the American Music Theater and Dramatic Academy in New York.

In her late teens, she was featured in several musical productions as a singer/actor/dancer produced by Disney and Nickelodeon that were presented internationally in over 20 countries throughout Europe. Back in the US she has amassed a number of television credits on programs that were broadcast by HBO, Warner Brothers, Discovery Channel, YouTube and Telemundo. She has also opened for mega rappers like Snoop Dogg and Wu Tang Clan, among other, dabbled in EDM and been a featured guest artist on RaF MC’s Latin dance track, “Baila.”

Currently, Lana is the epitome of a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated field. Between finally owning 100% of her masters and joining the ranks alongside the few women that have broken the digital currency barrier with an NFT venture on the horizon, Lana is a lyricist for the upcoming Netflix documentary “Malinche,” written by Nacho Cano and orchestrated by Hans Zimmer.

An entrepreneur and businesswoman at heart, Lana Love’s story continues to exponentially blossom. She is spreading the one message she holds most dearly…everything, absolutely everything is LOVE.

Slavvy – How You Livin’

Miami-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Slavvy (aka Rostislav Vaynshtok) has returned with his euphonious new single and video “How You Livin“. It‘s the second installment from his forthcoming, thematic EP entitled “Romantic“, due out in the fall. The single builds on brooding nihilism seen in the previous single/video “Lavender“, which channeled Slavvy‘s hedonistic alter-ego, delving into themes of infidelity.

“How You Livin“ seamlessly blends a melange of genres from dream-pop, R&B, and elements of hip-hop into a moody, atmospheric soundscape reminiscent of the eclectic sounds of The Weeknd and Kanye West. Led by ambient, 80s inspired synths backed a pulsating trap beat, “How You Livin“ serves as an introspective deep dive into Slavvy‘s player persona, which he explores leaving no stone unturned. “Talk that sh*t“ anyway that you need to. Slavvy sings to a love interest with a sense of bravado showcased in his nonchalant delivery.

“How You Livin is full tilt braggadocio. You‘re the person, it‘s you. You‘re player one and life is a game, there’s nothing in your way. I was really feeling myself when I wrote this one, this is peak Slavvy, just shit talking, loving life,“ said Slavvy.

Paired with compelling, hyper-stylized visuals, each single from the Romantic EP serves as a semi-autobiographical piece of the puzzle in Slavvy‘s not-so-conventional love story. Much like his “Lavender“ single, the “How You Livin” music video draws on the surreal artistry and neon color palettes of the vaporwave aesthetic. Directed by Slavvy himself, the “How You Livin“ visual features cinematic shots of fast cars (an epic Dodge Challenger) and underground crime against stunning overhead views of the Miami nightlife.

“How You Livin“ is Slavvy‘s second release of the year in an exciting chapter of sonic exploration following the veteran producer‘s return to the music industry after some timeout of the spotlight. Prior to his work under moniker Slavvy, Vaynshtok was known under his acclaimed artist project AbdeCaf, who in the early 2010s tore up the US EDM festival circuit with performances at Electric Zoo, Northcoast, and Counterpoint. Stay tuned for more music from Slavvy very soon.

About Slavvy

Rostislav Vaynshtok, colloquially known by his childhood nickname Slavvy, has been making music for over a decade. Following the local success of his teenage band Fight Like Animals, he formed the solo project AbdeCaf in 2012, which saw him signing to the prestigious William Morris Endeavor for touring and performing at some of the biggest music festivals in North America. Following the critical acclaim of his first two EPs as AbdeCaf: “Unravel” and “Rebuild”, Vaynshtok quietly faded out of the limelight for several years before re-emerging in 2014 as Mystvries.

During his time as Mystvries, he was able to continue a run of national and local collaborations that saw him selling out two live scorings with the Miami Jewish Film Festival. Mystvries brand of 80s soaked, Drive soundtrack inspired, synth-wave, saw him accumulating over 250,000 streams and downloads between Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Soundcloud, and Bittorrent bundle released via his own Bribery Corporation record label. Now, he returns with his most personal and transparent project to date, Slavvy.

Slavvy’s Romantic EP marks the first time the artist ventures away from strictly being a producer, and finally showcases his talent as a songwriter, arranger, and vocalist. Collaborating heavily with Russian producer Sighost (nee Sergey Malakhov), Slavvy is crafting a Drake/ 40 or Weeknd/ Daheala relationship with Sighost who co-produces the vast majority of Slavvy’s crooning. Slavvy’s EP is a collection of midnight music made for the witching hour, soundtracking your drunken texts to exes that could predicate romance or ruin.

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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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DALLASK × LAUV — “TRY AGAIN”

Today, acclaimed producer/songwriter/artist DallasK unveiled his summery new single, “Try Again,” which features longtime friend and collaborator Lauv on vocals. With a wistful look back and a hopeful eye to the future, the track builds into an infectious, exhilarating plea to rekindle a romance that was perhaps never really over. You can download and stream “Try Again,” which was released today via Astralwerks, HERE. You can watch the lyric video HERE.

“Try Again” continues the collaboration that began when DallasK co-produced and co-wrote Lauv’s 2016 single “Breathe.” DallasK also co-produced and co-wrote “Sad Forever,” a single from Lauv’s 2020 debut album, ~how i’m feeling~, and collaborated on Lauv’s 2020 EP, Without You. The pair co-wrote “Try Again” with Michael Pollack (Lizzo, Zedd, Justin Bieber). In addition to producing, DallasK played all the instruments on the song.

DallasK, who is also known for his work with such artists as Tiësto, Fifth Harmony, BTS, Chromeo and KSHMR, says, “‘Try Again’ is actually the first dance record Lauv and I made together and it was super fun to create a unique record that encompasses both of our styles and influences.”

Lauv added, “Me and Dally made this song a couple years ago and we came back to it during quarantine and now we ready to put ‘er out into the world.”

Like the unforgettable ex in the song, the artists couldn’t resist returning to “Try Again,” a song that dates back to an informal 2016 recording session. Lauv and Michael Pollack joined Dallas at a lake house he’d rented in his hometown of Orlando, FL and there they created over a dozen songs.

“Several months later, Lauv’s artist project started to grow rapidly and he was suddenly on tour with Ed Sheeran and playing all around the world,” recalls DallasK. “We continued to work on his albums but ‘Try Again’ was always a favorite of ours that had gotten seemingly lost in the shuffle.”

After they rediscovered the track last year, Dallas FaceTimed Lauv with an idea for a more dance-focused version. Lauv loved it so much, he immediately re-recorded the vocals.

“Then we finished the record on a trip to Mexico for New Year’s and that’s the version you hear today!” says DallasK.

About DallasK:

Based in Los Angeles, DallasK (Dallas Koehlke) has released a string of acclaimed singles, including “All My Life,” “Self Control,” “I Know” and “Sometimes.” Praising the “relatable story” told on “Sometimes,” Billboard asked, “Does true love ever die? […] ‘Sometimes,’ the ghost of the past never really goes away. That’s the kind of love DallasK, Nicky Romero and XYLO wrote about on their summer heartbreak sing-along.”

DallasK is also known for his collaborations with such artists as Tiësto (“Show Me,” “Your Love”), Hardwell (“Area 51”) and KSHMR (“Burn”). He co-wrote and produced Fifth Harmony’s 5x Platinum single, “Work From Home” feat. Ty Dolla Sign as well as their singles “Down” and “He Like That.” He’s also remixed singles for such artists as Martin Garrix/Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, MGMT, A-Trak/Andrew Wyatt, Skrillex and T.I./Pharrell/Robin Thicke.

Popdust observed, “It’s impossible to escape his influence. From Ariana Grande and Kesha to Lauv, Katy Perry and Fifth Harmony, Koehlke has curated a staggering number of today’s hits, whether behind the scenes or in the production chair.”

About Lauv:

Lauv has quietly and steadily become one of pop’s brightest rising stars. He has released his music completely independently with billions of streams to his name. He has written for some of the biggest stars in the world, performed on late night talk shows, played stadiums opening for Ed Sheeran, and sold out shows in 20+ countries as a headliner. And he did all of this without releasing an album.

That changed in early 2020, with Lauv’s official debut, ~how i’m feeling~. A 21-song tour de force, the project marks a breakthrough, a real moment of arrival, from a young singer/songwriter/producer who Rolling Stone called “Pop’s Up-and-Coming Heartbreak King.” The album released as a Top 20 album in 10 territories, including #9 in UK and #5 in AU, with over 1.5 billion combined streams to date.

Since then, Lauv has released a surprise new EP titled Without You, created during quarantine, and joined forces with rising global pop superstar Conan Gray on the new single “Fake.” Lauv has been open about his own struggles with anxiety and depression and has taken action on the issue with his Blue Boy Foundation, which supports programs that help young people feel more comfortable reaching out for help with mental health.

About Astralwerks:

Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of Caroline Records staffers who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the nascent electronic and ambient scene. Now based at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Astralwerks has emerged as a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. The label has also released such massive singles as the 6x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s “Losing It.”

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LILA IKE × BATTY RIDER SHORTS

Lila Iké continues to turn heads as one of the most promising stars. The fast-rising songbird hailing from Jamaica unleashes her first single “Batty Rider Shorts” since the release of her 2020 debut EP The Experience. The powerful song (produced by Ziah .Push) carries an important message of responsibility to protect and nurture our youth.

“Batty Rider Shorts” addresses child sex trafficking and pedophilia, a recurring issue worldwide, but one particularly close to Lila’s heart as it has been ravaging her native country. There has been an alarming rate of missing young girls, murder, rape and reports of child molestation over the past year alone.

The singer, who is known for her genre-fusing blend of reggae, R&B, dancehall and hip hop, talks about the song’s significance. 

“My hope is that a little girl who doesn’t understand why a particular man is being so nice to her might hear a song like this and wonder ‘Hmm, I wonder if he’s trying to…’  because a lot of young girls are just not socialized into healthy relationships.” 

She continues, “I think it’s very important to speak about these things. The history of our music was a medium for bringing information to the people, especially reggae music. We can have fun, listen to party and dance music and songs about love, but we still have real issues that need to be addressed too.”

Listen to “Batty Rider Shorts” HERE.

A visual, directed by Dezignr Studios, will follow next week.

Lila Iké will continue to release new music throughout the year and is currently recording music for her anticipated debut album.

This October, she kicks off a mini Europe tour and will perform songs from her EP The Experience for the first time live.

Tour Dates:

Oct 12, 2021 @ Paard in The Hague, Netherlands

Oct 13, 2021 @  Doornroosje in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Oct 19, 2021 @ Melkweg in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oct 22, 2021 @ Post Tenebras Rock (PTR) – L’Usine in Geneva, Switzerland

Oct 23, 2021 @ Rote Fabrik in Zurich, Switzerland

April 28, 2022 @ Cabaret Sauvage in Paris, France

Jul 1, 2022 @ Summerjam Festival in Cologne, Germany

About Lila Iké:

Lila Iké has become one of the most sought-after musicians to emerge right now. Born in Manchester, Jamaica, the singer is gaining attention at home and abroad with her distinctive delivery, old-school sensibilities and modern-day swagger. She can freestyle and sing in the same breath. Her lyrics are razor sharp. Her cadence is bold. In May 2020, Lila Iké released her debut 5-track EP The ExPerience to critical acclaim via In.Digg.Nation Collective/RCA Records/Six Course.  In that year alone, she was nominated for Best Reggae Act at the 2020 British MOBO Awards, named one of 2020’s Most Interesting Artists via SPIN and selected for BBC 1xtra’s Hot For 2020 Artist list. Her song “I Spy” was also chosen as one of VICE‘s Best Songs for 2020.  She joined the late night stage on A Late Show #PlayatHome with Stephen Colbert with Protoje and performed on NPR Tiny Desk At Home, raking in over 2 million+ views. Before the global pandemic in 2019, Lila embarked on her very first solo tour throughout Europe and opened for Protoje on his U.S. tour. She has performed on international festival stages including Rototom Sunsplash (Spain),  Sole DXB Festival(Dubai), Reggae Sumfest in (Montego Bay, Jamaica) and BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! (NYC, USA).

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FEDERICO BARONI RELEASES DOUBLE VERTICAL MUSIC VIDEO

The Italian singer Federico Baroni is the first artist in the world to release on YouTube a double vertical music video, for his brand-new record “JACKPOT,” available on all digital platforms via Warner Music Italy. You can stream the song HERE.

The double vertical music video is a special format in which two different music videos are both shot vertically and uploaded on YouTube separately as side right and side left. When two smartphones are close to each other and the videos start together, the viewer can see the full story, in which scenography and animations result in one single video. The left version is available HERE, and the right version is available HERE.

In the “Jackpot” music video, shot by Davide Bastolla (Bastimotion), Federico meets Chricchio (Christian Dei), an average teenage boy going through the typical problems of his age, such as love troubles and fights against school bullies. When Federico runs into Chricchio, he gives him a special walkman that completely changes Chricchio’s life. Chricchio overcomes all of his fears and manages to win the girl of his dreams over—played by the famous Italian TikToker Jennifer Preda.

“The double vertical music video idea came to my mind even before writing the record. During the pandemic I set myself the goal to create something completely innovative, capable of bringing people together through social platforms,” Federico Baroni says. “I tried to tell the story behind the song through the music video. My life as a teenager was very similar to Chricchio’s: music changed everything for me, and this happens to him as well. I wanted to show how it is best to simply enjoy life, rather than letting social and psychological factors become our own limit. Music can save us in difficult moments, and I hope that my song ‘Jackpot’ can make people smile.”

“Jackpot” was written by Federico Baroni and Federico Sambugaro Baldini and produced by Riccardo Scirè. The song was released two years after “Non pensarci,” Federico’s first album which peaked #22 of the FIMI (the Italian Weekly Music Chart of the bestselling albums) on its release date and was presented to the public with the first Italian “outstore.”

“Jackpot” is a pop song, reflecting on the importance of freedom in our life. Behind a funky rhythm, there is a deep analysis of what life has been during the past year, with our own freedom being strongly limited.

Federico Baroni states, “In the first part of ‘Jackpot,’ I sing about how sometimes we only have futile desires and go after appearance rather than substance. Thanks to music, I realized that the most important thing is sharing moments with our loved ones—this is what the second part of the song is about. Freedom is fundamental to live happily with ourselves and others. With ‘Jackpot,’ I want my listeners to think about what we have taken for granted before and what we really learned to appreciate in the past year.”

ABOUT FEDERICO BARONI:

Federico Baroni was born in Rimini in 1993 and he is the most followed Italian busker on social media (+40K follower on Instagram, +2 million streams, +27K subscriptions and 4 and half million views on YouTube, +20K on Facebook). At the age of 18, he moved to Rome, where he studied Economics and Management and attended the master’s in music business at the LUISS University. At the age of 21, he began to write music and to perform as a busker. In 2015, he embraced a Summer Tour, busking all over Italy and documenting the experience on his social media. In 2016, he participated to the auditions for “The X Factor.” During the same year, Federico was the guest of “Edicola Fiore,” the show of Fiorello, one of the two presenters of Sanremo 2020 and 2021. In 2017, he was one of the cast members of “Amici,” the most followed Italian talent show. After this experience, Federico released his debut single “Spiegami,” performed for important brand and events such as Bulgari and Grand Prix Formula E, and shared the stage with Emma Marrone in Rome. In April 2019, Federico released the song “Profumo” and “Non pensarci,” his first album, which was presented to the public with the first Italian “outstore” in Milan and peaked at #22 of the FIMI (the Italian Weekly Music Chart of the bestselling albums) on his first week. In the same year, Federico was the opening act for Max Gazzè and James Morrison. Federico is currently writing his second album, which is produced by the multi-platinum producer Riccardo Scirè.

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SOPHIE POWERS × KELLIN QUINN — “1 THING” MUSIC VIDEO

On Thursday, rising teen pop-rocker Sophie Powers released the music video for her recent single “1 Thing” featuring Kellin Quinn. The video features performance by Powers and Quinn and brings to life the various mental struggles Sophie experiences in her day to day life. Fans can check out “1 Thing” HERE.

On working with the Sleeping With Sirens vocalist, Sophie shares, “It was also super cool to meet Kellin in person considering he’s someone I’ve always wanted to meet!! I directed him and performed with him and I can say I totally get why he has such a good rep. He’s the nicest guy.”

Quinn continues by sharing, “I had a blast writing with Sophie Powers I think she’s an amazing talent a powerhouse! I hope you enjoy the song we did together!”

“1 Thing” follows up Sophie’s debut single, “Lonely Army,” which tackles the feeling of widespread loneliness that so many of us experienced during 2020’s seemingly endless lockdown, featuring powerful vocals that seem much more mature than Powers’ mere 16 years old. The first thing the listener notices is how strong her voice sounds against a single electric guitar riff. “Can you hear the feelings of the lonely?” she sings, describing a world that feels hopeless and stifling. Family is demanding and friends are unreliable.

At just 16 years old, Sophie Powers is the bold voice of a new generation. She understands the unique pressures of modern girlhood and uses her experience to write unfiltered, devil-may-care anthems about the ups and downs of being yourself. One minute she’s confident and cool, with the sneering attitude of a punk rock front-woman, and the next she’s vulnerable and raw, channeling the loneliness of contemporary life in a stirring ballad.

In the midst of quarantine, she decamped to Los Angeles, living away from her parents for the first time in her life with a group of musicians. “In Toronto, I had my parents and friends constantly giving input and telling me what they think about my life. But in L.A. I was left alone with my thoughts. It got quiet.”

In that quiet, she understood her real goal: to express herself honestly. “Music was my outlet during some really dark times,” Powers says. “If I can be that outlet and help other kids navigate what I went through, that’s all I want as an artist.”

Combining the crunchy sound of punk with today’s hip-hop and pop, Sophie Powers is the unfiltered and uncompromising voice of a new generation.

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TRIPPIE REDD × HOLY SMOKES VIDEO

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “HOLY SMOKES” HERE

LISTEN TO “HOLY SMOKES” FT. LIL UZI VERT

Following the surprise release of “Holy Smokes” ft. Lil Uzi Vert, Trippie Redd has dropped an accompanying music video for the new single. Directed by Mooch, produced by Nolan Riddle and featuring cameos from David Mazouz (Gotham) and Aiden Ross, check out the video HERE. “Holy Smokes”, released on Friday, had the #9 Global Song Debut, and the #2 US Song Debut on Spotify. This is the second single to be released from Trippie’s forthcoming album, Trip At Knight, following “Miss The Rage” ft. Playboi Carti, released in May.

The single comes on the heels of Trippie announcing his upcoming headlining North American tour, Tripp At Knight, produced by Live Nation and presented by Rolling Loud. Joined by fellow 10K Projects artist iann dior, and fast rising Atlanta artist SoFayGo, Trippie’s 25-stop tour will kick off on August 25th at The Armory in Minneapolis, MN and wrap up on October 6th at the Performance Venue at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. Purchase tickets HERE. Full tour dates below.

Trippie’s latest single “Miss The Rage” with Playboi Carti, released in May, debuted at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (the highest chart debut for either artist) and its music video surpassed 1M views in four hours. Trippie kicked off the year with his first-ever rock album NEON SHARK, produced by close friend and collaborator Travis Barker. NEON SHARK features appearances by Machine Gun Kelly, Chino Moreno (of Deftones), blackbear and more, and acts as the deluxe edition of Trippie’s October 2020 album, Pegasus, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart.