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EIGHTY8 - THE REALEST via 360 MAGAZINE.

EIGHTY8 – THE REALEST

EIGHTY8 RISES WITH LATEST RELEASE
“THE REALEST”
NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW

“One of the The 10 Rappers To Watch in 2022” – Miami New Times

Rising Cash Money Records artist Eighty8 unleashes his latest new single and music video “The Realest” today. Get it HERE. The Zach Geitner– produced-track hinges on an irresistible beat punctuated by sharp 808s and a simmering groove. Eighty8’s hypnotic cadence is accompanied by visual that brings this vibe to vibrancy on-screen. The Sam Brave-directed official video premiered earlier today via BET Jams. Watch HERE.

Last year, Eighty8 made waves with his breakout banger “Hit. Right out of the gate, he amassed over 2 million YouTube views on the music video as the track flows in 1 million + streams across music service platforms. In addition to praise from Hip Hop DXRESPECT Magazine, and more, The Miami New Times pegged him as one of “The 10 Rappers To Watch in 2022” and spoke to him for an in-depth profile. Meanwhile, The Knockturnal applauded, Eighty8 fuses R&B, hip-hop, pop and island music to create a truly new and innovative sound that transcends genres.” The release garnered attention from XXL as the Miami native was selected to be in the running for the 10th voting spot for the renowned 2022 Freshman class.

Leveling up to his latest release “The Realest,” Eighty8 continues to deliver on his pledge to showcase the depths of his dynamic artistry that stands separate from any artist alike.

About Eighty8: 

Roots can shape personality. Our lineage informs how we act and how we react to any given situation. Drawing on Jamaican and Haitian heritage, Eighty8 translates emotional extremes into an unpredictable and undeniable hybrid of R&B, hip-hop, pop, and island flavors. Generating nearly 3 million Spotify streams independently, receiving acclaim from Hip Hop DX, Hip Hop N More, On Smash and signing to Cash Money Records in 2020, he’s ready to formally introduce himself. He adopted his name during a period of self-discovery after learning that the number 8 represents a sense of power and exemplifies peace and unity. 

Born and raised on the North Side of Miami, at three-years-old, he realized he could sing and spent hours replaying an old Michael Jackson VHS as he obsessively studied the King of Pop. Throughout middle school, he sang to girls in the hallway and shutdown the stage with show-stopping performances at pep rallies and talent shows. As a teen, he joined the R&B group 4th and Ocean, recording music for Warner Bros. Records. Following the group’s split, he caught the attention of Balistic Beats and dropped the single “Pree.”The music made its way to Cash Money Records and Eighty8 was signed to the roster in 2020.

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About Cash Money Records

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes JacqueesBlueface, Deemic, Juvenile and more. The label also houses Lil Wayne‘s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money ContentCash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

Renee Rapp via Noelle Accardi by 360 Magazine

RENEÉ RAPP ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER TOUR

RENEÉ RAPP ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER HEADLINING TOUR KICKING OFF DECEMBER 6TH IN LOS ANGELES

  • EMOTIONAL DEBUT EP EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE OUT NOW – LISTEN HERE

Reneé Rapp announces first-ever headlining tour in support of debut EP, Everything to Everyone. Kicking off on December 6th in Los Angeles, this tour will be an opportunity for fans to experience the emotional project in an intimate setting that highlights Rapp’s raw vocal talent. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, November 18th at 10 AM local time. More information can be found HERE.

EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE TOUR DATES:

December 6th   Los Angeles, CA   Troubadour

December 13th  New York, NY      Bowery Electric

December 15th  Boston, MA          Sonia’s

December 18th  Atlanta, GA          Vinyl

Today’s announcement arrives on the heels of Reneé’s debut EP Everything To Everyone, an emotional 7-track project which highlights her vocal prowess and versatility as she shifts from soaring emotional ballads to polished pop anthems. The stripped-back title track and EP opener explores Rapp’s desire to show up for the important people in her life. Next up is the multi-hyphenate’s breakout single “In the Kitchen,” which reflects on a doomed relationship, and a brand new track titled “Colorado” that expresses her desire to leave Los Angeles behind. It’s the kind of unfiltered anthem that made her most recent release, “Don’t Tell My Mom,” so gut-wrenching. On the track, Rapp details her tumultuous, tight knit relationship with her mother. Don’t tell my mom, I’m fallin’ apart,” she belts over minimal synths. “She hurts when I hurt, my scars are her scars.” The EP is rounded out by the songs “What Can I Do,” “Too Well,” and “Moon,” each of which showcases a slightly different shade of Rapp’s musical palate. It’s the kind of collection with a song for every mood or emotional state. 

The EP follows the singles “Don’t Tell My Mom,” “In the Kitchen,” and “Tattoos,” which have amassed more than 22 million combined streams. Throughout her career, Rapp has displayed a knack for captivating audiences with vibrant performances and unbridled energy. Outside of music, she stars in the hit HBO Max series The Sex Lives of College Girls, which has its season 2 premiere next week. It’s a role that calls for brilliant comedic timing and dramatic prowess, both of which the newcomer has in spades. With Everything to Everyone, Rapp underlines the breadth and depth of her talent, veering from soaring ballads to uptempo pop anthems without missing a beat. 

ABOUT RENEÉ RAPP:

Reneé Rapp knew she was born to perform ever since she was a child. Even in her earliest memories, her love of music was always present. “I couldn’t sit still in the car unless there was music,” she says. “Otherwise, I would cry the entire time.” The North Carolina native began harnessing her natural creativity by writing and recording songs when she was just a teenager. Eventually, her career took off when she landed the coveted role of Regina George in the Tony-nominated Mean Girls musical on Broadway. Shortly after, she found widespread recognition and praise—from the likes of W, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Hollywood Report for her performance as “Leighton” on the HBO Max series “The Sex Lives of College Girls” written by Mindy Kaling. Now, more empowered than ever, Rapp turns her attention back to music, where sharing threadbare insecurities on “Tattoos” is just the beginning. “I was called ‘crazy’ a lot growing up because I didn’t know what was going on with me,” she says. “As I got older and started going to therapy, I reclaimed the word in a way that feels good to me.” In this song and in the rest of her music to come Rapp leans into a uniquely bold showcase of vulnerability to connect with her ever-growing fandom. Eager to continue to share her emotions with the world, Reneé has much more music on the way under her recent signing to Interscope Records

Credit Erica Hernandez

Reneé Rapp “Everything To Everyone”

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Thriller via The Chamber Group by 360 Magazine

THRILLER’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY

SONY MUSIC AND THE MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE  KICK OFF GLOBAL CELEBRATION OF THRILLER’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NYC IMMERSIVE EVENT

  • THRILLER 40, THE 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 18.

On the heels of the 40th anniversary of Thriller, Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson have partnered to celebrate the record-setting cultural phenomenon with global immersive fan events. Each room features specific track-focused experiences, interactive elements, social and photo opportunities, and more. 

  • Crews and photographers are permitted with proper credentials. 

WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2022 – Sunday, November 20, 2022

WHERE: Center415 
415 5th Avenue Between E37th and E38th Street
New York, NY 10016

CHACE -“BELATED SUFFOCATION” via 360 MAGAZINE

CHACE – BELATED SUFFOCATION

CHACE RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM

“BELATED SUFFOCATION”

LISTEN HERE

INCLUDES RECENT SINGLES “MARIYA” AND “IN MY HEAD

Billboard: “Shanghai-based Pop and Dance Music Prodigy”

COMPLEX: “Rapidly Rising”

VICE: “The Face of China’s Rising EDM Scene”

After four years of polishing, the all-around producer Chace’s first personal album the thought-provoking and psychedelic “Belated Suffocation” is out now via Astralwerks / Fabled Records. Listen HERE.

“Belated Suffocation” chronicles his creation and thoughts under this present time. It contains diversified electronic music styles with a complete conceptual framework and shows the multi-dimensional color of Chace. Filled with hypnotic production, bouncy beats, and magnetic vocals, Chace proves he’s in it for the long-haul. It contains recent singles “Mariya” and “In My Head.” From the lyrics, music creation, vocals, to the production behind the scenes, Chace does it all.

“46 Step” is the first prelude of the album. It lays the keynote for the whole album with mystery, announces the return of Chace, and opens the album with his unique personality.

“Cinematic” is one of the main tracks of the album. In his creation, Chace constantly surpasses himself, breaks through his original strength, plays the role of MV director for the first time, and participates in the production behind the scenes. The track explores the transition between virtuality and reality. The narrative texture of the film creates his own chace-house style.

“Mariya” is the centerpiece and heart and soul of his debut album. In the process of creation, Chace continues to surpass and challenge himself. “Mariya” continues the mysterious tone of the album’s previous singles and focuses on the track’s mood and psychedelic atmosphere. Chace still arranges the music, writes the lyrics, sings and produces everything himself.

Chace, Zhu Yihan, China’s hottest talented music producer, received global attention early on and became the first Chinese DJ to take the stage at iconic Belgian electronic music festival Tomorrowland. He is currently the guest music director of the new music program at the world’s leading hotel brand, W Hotel. Since releasing his debut EP Destination, Chace’s music – a delirious mix of evocative house, UK garage, and pop – has earned him praise from tastemakers across the world. Billboard dubbed him a “pop and dance music prodigy,” COMPLEX called him a “Rapidly rising producer,” and VICE stated that he’s “The face of China’s rising EDM scene.”

Following years of industry experience as a producer, DJ and band member, Chase established the HOWSHOOD label in 2019, and the MontiArk label last year, both of which are at the center of domestic electronic music. In the summer of 2020, Chace formed the Mandarin rock band with two friends, and with the band’s original album and members opened their first national tour with the theme of “Echo.” In 2021, Chase was named DJ MAG CHINA AWARDS Producer of the Year.

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MARVEL COMICS CELEBRATION

MARVEL COMICS CELEBRATES COMICSPRO’S LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY WITH TWO STUNNING COVERS STARRING PETER PARKER AND MILES MORALES!

Check out Marvel’s variant covers for this year’s LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY, available to all retailers on November 23

Local Comic Shop Day returns for its eighth year on November 23! The annual event organized by ComicsPRO, comics industry’s trade organization, celebrates the independent spirit of local comic book shops and encourages customers to visit their local shops during the holiday season! Marvel Comics is proud to participate once again, this time with two LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY VARIANT COVERS! In honor of the 60th anniversary of Spider-Man, they’ll grace the covers of November’s issues of both of Spider-Man’s current ongoing series: Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr.’s Amazing Spider-Man and Dan Slott and Mark Bagley’s Spider-Man. Drawn by acclaimed artist Francesco Mobili, these dramatic pinups showcase everyone’s favorite webslingers—Peter Parker and Miles Morales!

Be sure to contact your local comic shop for inquiries regarding availability! For more information about ComicsPRO, please visit www.comicspro.org. Check out both covers below and celebrate the place where a passion for Pop Culture begins on LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY!

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com

MAZING SPIDER-MAN #13 LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY 2022 VARIANT COVER by FRANCESCO MOBILI
SPIDER-MAN #2 LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY 2022 VARIANT COVER by FRANCESCO MOBILI

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

For more information, visit Marvel.com

"How To Be A Star" cover art via Motown Records for use by 360 Magazine

MALACHIII – HOW TO BE A STAR

Singer-Songwriter Malachiii releases new single “How To Be A Star” featured in MADDEN NFL 23 GAME & Soundtrack, and Malachiii‘s Debut EPThe Ascension is out now!

ABOUT MALACHIII:

Malachiii knows joy. Over the last few years, the singer, songwriter, and producer from Southern California has demonstrated an affection for elastic flows, buoyant rhythms, and melodies lit by a magic-hour glow. This ecstatic energy has made his take on pop, hip-hop, and R&B infectious, but what makes it most special is his willingness to engage in heavy themes with a maturity and grace that belies his age, delivering grinning verses while pondering big questions. He’s come to understand that while his ultimate goal is to emit love, light, positivity, and good vibes, it’s most important to stay true to the real depths of his experience, even if it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. Malachiii grew up with the urge to perform, but it was after going on tour with GRAMMY Award-winning composer AR Rahman at the age of 14 that he felt inspired to write and produce his own music. His ability to translate relatable emotions into hooks earned him a publishing deal with Electric Feel (Post Malone, Iann Dior, 24KGoldn), which only bolstered his writing and producing efforts. Now, Malachiii is stepping into the spotlight in his own right with the recent release of his debut EP, The Ascension [Motown Records]. The EP’s breakout track “Hold Me” and his new single “How To Be A Star” are both featured in the Madden NFL 23 video game, only proving that he’s here to create a lasting impact within music and culture.

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POP MONTREAL 21st  EDITION

POP Montreal 21st edition is just weeks away. It’s time to get excited! The notion of “going back to normal” isn’t really POP Montreal‘s jam. They will forever be moving forward, doing their best to care of their community and create spaces that allow for all kinds of voices to come together. One of the lessons they’ve learned over the “panini” is that being in relation with each other is the essential ingredient of culture. So let’s come together and experience the most delicious musical sandwich the city can offer. It’s thrilled to fill in the festival palette with all kinds of awesome gems. Adding to the previously announced festival headliners (including Allison Russell, Tortoise, The Linda Lindas, Cymande, Wayne Snow, Lydia Képinski, Martha Wainwright, Haru Nemuri), it is pleased to announce over 100 more artists who will be performing at the festival this year. There will be tons of new discoveries and familiar faces including the visionary electro pop boss Tess Roby, post pow wow experimentalist Joe Rainey, Latinx pop princess Isabella Lovestory, Toronto’s rap maverick Witch Prophet, Indigenous futurists and Polaris shortlist favourites Ombiigizi, Montreal’s post classical icon’s Esmerine, the catchy catchiness of hitmaker maxime., the electric punk pop songstress Sophia Bel and lots, lots more

Art POP
At Projet Casa and Rialto

Art POP will be hosting its annual group exhibition (for the first time at Project Casa gallery) alongside several satellite events that will bring film screenings, literary readings and workshops into various spaces surrounding POP Quarters in Mile End.  

//At a distance – from within//, presented at the Project Casa gallery
in the Plateau from Sept 15 to Oct 2.
At a distance from within is an exhibition that examines the exercise of placemaking within a diasporic context, while also connecting this theme to ecological allegories in relationality. In its Greek etymology, diaspora refers to the ancient Greek “dia speiro”, which translates “to sow over.” Originating from Jewish history and identity, the word has been expanded to define those who have been dispersed from a common origin. //At a distance – from within// draws from the allegory of the seed as an entity that creates a sense of rhizomatic placemaking. This relational form of placemaking refers then to the flourishing of communities, practices, and exchanges that come from diverse and multiple diasporas. 

With the work of : Holly Chang, Jin Heewoong, Joyce Joumaa, Kuh del Rosario, Laura Acosta and Santiago Tavera, Melissa Raymond and René Sandín, My-Van Dam, Natalia Lasalle-Morillo and Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Par Nair, Santiago Tamayo Soler, et Vanessa Godden.

Aside from the exhibition at Project Casa, Art POP will be partnering with Projet Tabloïde to present artwork from Toronto-based artist Holly Chang in the corner of Mont-Royal and Saint Hubert.

Expozine and Art POP present //LECTURES POP READS, 5th edition / / 
Sept 28 – 19h, Rialto Theatre

An evening of readings presenting the work of French and English Montreal publishers, as part of POP Montreal 2022.

LOVE (Québec) and Art POP present //Time Metaphor//
Sept 28 – Oct 2 – Studio Rialto.
Art POP is also thrilled to renew its collaboration with LOVE (Québec)  a non-profit organization which seeks to support youth with programs that teach them about healthy relationships, building emotional intelligence, and that help them overcome the challenges they face. For this year’s LOVE and POP Montreal collaboration, a creative workshop was led by artists Dayna Danger and Megan kanerahtenha:wi Whyte. The young participating artists created a triptych to represent the past, present, and future relationships between humanity and nature across time, as well as the need for compassion towards the environment, oneself, and others.

Find Art POP Program details here

Film POP 
at Cinema Moderne and Entrepôt 77

Music films are having a moment. Cannon fodder in the streaming wars, they’re being hastily purchased, packaged and released by platforms big and small to give you something to watch while folding your laundry. With this edition of Film POP, we are overjoyed to present, in 10 screenings, works that merit the trip to the cinema. You can expect this year’s best in music documentary filmmaking*, as well as recent restorations of woefully underseen gems. Don’t miss the PHI Foundation’s guest program, always a Film POP highlight, and our closing film, preceded by a new work from Asinnajaq!
*Some of our music documentary filmmaking will be presented for the first time in Quebec and Canada!

//Getting it Back: The Story of Cymande//
Tim MacKenzie-Smith | Royaume-Uni, 2022 | 89 min
28 SEPT, 18h00, Cinéma Moderne

Québec Premiere

//The Offenders//
Beth B, Scott B | États-Unis, 1980 | 100 min
29 SEPT, 18h00, Cinéma Moderne – New Restoration!

//Nothing Compares// (Sinead O’Connor)
Kathryn Ferguson | Irlande / Royaume-Uni, 2022 | 97 min 
30 SEPT, 18h00, Cinéma Moderne – Québec Premiere

//Phi Screening// 30 SEPT, 20H15, Cinéma Moderne

//Cesária Évora//
Ana Sofia Fonseca | Portugal, 2022 | 94 min
1 OCT, 13H15, Cinéma Moderne – Québec Premiere

DOUBLE BILL:
//Calliari, QC//
Anita Aloisio | Canada, 2022 | 48 min
//For Real//
Ugo Mangin | France, 2022 | 54 min
1 OCT, 15H30, Cinéma Moderne

//In the Court of the Crimson King//
Toby Amies | Royaume-Uni, 2022 | 86 min
1 OCT, 18H, Cinéma Moderne – Canada Premiere

//Mija//
Isabel Castro | États-Unis, 2022 | 85 min
2 OCT, 13H15, Cinéma Moderne

//Alma’s Rainbow//
Ayoka Chenzira | États-Unis, 1994 | 89 min
2 OCT, 15H30, Cinéma Moderne – New Restoration!

//Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On//
Madison Thomas | Canada, 2022 | 91 min
2 OCT, 18H, Cinéma Moderne – Québec Premiere

+ Asinnajaq’s new film. More details coming soon!!!

Find Film POP Program details here

POP Symposium
Sept 28 to Oct 2, Rialto Theater

Every year, POP Symposium brings people together to discuss the most pressing issues facing the music industry. With the major challenges of the last few years, we need to come together both as a community and an industry to chart exciting new collective futures. 

This year’s POP Symposium‘s new director Eve Parker Finlay presents an inspiring suite of hands-on workshops and panel discussions aimed at empowering the next generation of artists to build sustainable careers. Come participate in the “Do-It-Together” day of workshops about everything from syncing to writing grants, or join a full day of sessions focused on the climate crisis and music. Across the 5 themes of the symposium– (Day 1)Do-It-Together day, (Day 2)Social Media, (Day 3)Community & Wellness, (Day 4)Climate Justice, and (Day 5)Technology–there’s an opportunity for all artists, community members, and industry professionals to connect and learn something new. 

Welcome to POP Symposium. We’re so excited to learn with you.

Find POP Symposium Program details here

Kids POP 

Sunday, Oct 2, Entrepôt 77

Butterfly Puppet Workshop 11:30 am – 1 pm

For anyone who has ever wondered: what is it like to be a butterfly? This workshop will provide art activities for kids of all ages to contribute to the building of a butterfly puppet large enough to embody. Join us at Entrepot77 for a collaborative puppet-building workshop where we will bring a butterfly to life- not from a chrysalis, but from mostly recycled materials. Stick around to watch our puppet fly and let its wings lead us to Socalled’s puppet show at 1pm.

Socalled & Friends: TIME – THE 4th SEASON – 1 pm
After a wildly successful performance at the Kampnagel Festival in Hamburg Germany,  Socalled and friends will entertain us with a taste of their loveable puppet musical, THE SEASON. Expect some fuzzy puppets and musical magic! 

Find Kids POP Program details here

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Maisie Peters – CATE’S BROTHER

British pop singer-songwriter Maisie Peters shares “Cate’s Brother (Breland’s Version),” a rework of her viral track featuring boundary-pushing singer-songwriter Breland, available now on all streaming platforms.

Last month Maisie took the stage at CBS‘s Late Late Show with James Corden for an electrifying performance of her viral single “Cate‘s Brother.” The episode was part of Corden’s special run of shows from London and landed in the midst of a 5 night stand at London’s Wembley Stadium supporting Ed Sheeran‘s “+–=÷x Tour.” Watch the performance HERE.

Recently announced, Maisie‘s North American headline tour dubbed ‘i’m telling the whole of america tour’ is selling fast. The 5-date run kicks off on November 4th with a sold-out show at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and makes stops in Toronto (SOLD OUT), Chicago (VENUE UPGRADED), and San Francisco (SOLD OUT) before wrapping at The Wiltern in Los Angles on November 14th. For tickets and more information on Maisie’s upcoming North American tour please visit HERE.

Last month, Maisie unveiled “Cate’s Brother (Matt’s Version),” a stripped-back version of her viral song featuring British singer-songwriter Matt Maltese. No stranger to a TikTok hit – his own, ‘As The World Caves In’, exploded on the platform during lockdown – Matt joined Maisie to expand the ‘Cate’s Brother’ universe, and shared his response to the original story.

Released in May, the original version of “Cate’s Brother” arrived to critical acclaim and has already cracked 8.7M million streams. Based on a true story, Maisie initially teased the track live from a studio session in February and with an overwhelming response from her fanbase, continued working on the song in real time, sharing everything from Cate’s first listen reaction to debut performances. Upon release, Billboard praised the track as “fantastic” adding “the storytelling beneath the wiry pop-rock production is top-notch” while People declared Maisie as “pop’s next big thing.” Consequence of Sound described the track as “vibrant, playful and fun” and hailed, “If there was ever any doubt that Peters can oscillate between more delicate, introspective tracks over to crowd-ready bops like this, let ‘Cate’s Brother’ be the end of the conversation.”

Before amassing over half a billion global streams, Maisie spent time honing her craft in sessions across London, LA and Nashville, creating songs for her 2021 debut album ‘You Signed Up For This’ alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Fred again.., Johnny McDaid, Miranda Cooper, and producers Joe Rubel (Tom Grennan, Benjamin Francis Leftwich), Afterhrs (Niall Horan, GRACEY), Rob Milton (Easy Life, Holly Humberstone) and Brad Ellis (Jorja Smith, Little Mix). With an innate gift for storytelling, crafting relatable, diary-entry songs, ‘You Signed Up For This‘ is both Maisie’s coming of age story and a love letter to girlhood; penned with the wit, charm and quiet confidence that has seen her ascend from busking on the streets of Brighton to signing with Ed Sheeran‘s Gingerbread Man Records and selling out her entire 2022 North American ‘You Signed Up For This‘ tour.

Returning home after her sold-out 19-date You Signed Up For This tour, which included standout shows at The El Rey and New York’s Webster Hall, Maisie is playing to a further 2.5 million+ people this summer as support on Ed Sheeran‘s ‘+–=÷x Tour’ in Europe and working on the follow up to her acclaimed debut album ‘You Signed Up For This.’

Natalie Jane "Mentally Cheating" single cover art via UMusic for use by 360 Magazine

Natalie Jane – Mentally Cheating

Today, rising 18-year-old pop star Natalie Jane releases her hotly anticipated new single, Mentally Cheating.” Listen HERE via Capitol Records and 10K Projects.

The hugely relatable anthem, which finds the newcomer grappling with temptation, is already a phenomenon on TikTok via multiple teasers, resulting in more than 6M likes, 115K pre-saves, and 25K shares.

A piano-driven vocal and songwriting showcase for “Mentally Cheating” is about the beginning of the end of a relationship. “I think I shouldnt be looking in those eyes, why do they give me butterflies?” the New Jersey teenager ponders over striking chords. On the chorus, which has resonated with listeners across social media platforms, she admits that somebody else has caught her attention, “I think Im mentally cheating.”

“Mentally Cheating”follows a series of hit independent releases from Natalie that includes Kind of Love(7M+ Spotify streams), Bloodline,” and Red Flag.” Those songs established the breakout star’s knack for brutally honest, unfiltered lyrics and irresistible pop hooks. It’s a skill set she has acquired through years of experience.

Most recently, the talented singer/songwriter has built momentum by focusing on authentically engaging with fans on social media. Natalie is particularly active on TikTok, where her raw, heartfelt original songs and stunning cover versions have earned her more than 1.5M followers and over 40M likes. With “Mentally Cheating,”she is destined to expand her audience even further, taking another step towards seemingly inevitable pop stardom.

ABOUT NATALIE JANE:

Natalie Jane has always been passionate about music. At just 18 years old, she has already created a distinct sound for herself characterized by bold, fearless lyrics that express the pain of heartbreak and the frustrating search for meaning in an increasingly overindulgent world. Natalie’s dedication to music and a desire to hone her craft has taken her from her early childhood singing and songwriting, all while following her passion for transforming abstract concepts into music giving a voice to those almost indescribable moments. She has graced fans’ screens all over the TikTok FYP, reaching over 1.5M followers on the app and achieving over 40M likes across her videos. From covers to her original songs, Natalie Jane’s vocal versatility and emotional vulnerability shines through, creating a musical narrative to universal experiences.

Francesco Yates inside 360 Magazine

Francesco Yates

Francesco Yates is a 26-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter. His music effortlessly blends the pop sound with nuances of R&B and soul. 360 Magazine’s Vaughn Lowery had the chance to sit down with Francesco and chat about his early beginnings in the music industry, and what’s to come for his career.

Listen to Francesco Yates on the 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Francesco draws his early inspiration from the iconic movie School of Rock. At age 11, the film felt like a dream to him, one that he knew he was going to chase after. Being surrounded by differing music that his parents would play throughout his childhood, too, influenced his artistry.

Francesco recalled hearing his dad listen to “Brown Sugar” by D’Angelo, and other artists like Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin. Being introduced to a diverse palette of performers gave Francesco the opportunity to play and experiment with his own music. “I never felt boxed in, y’know,” he stated.

Having a more classical musical background, Francesco also learned to play the piano at a young age. He still accredits his experience with the piano as a major shaping factor for his career. Incorporating his self-proclaimed “piano chops” into music production, this allowed Francesco to experiment with his sound. With the piano being the initial instrument, he was trained in, he loves to create music with the keys.

At just 16-years-old, Francesco landed a record deal with Atlantic Records, something that he never saw happening. He remembers the feelings that he felt when signing over, stating, “I felt like a deer in headlights.” He made sure to soak learn everything he could during the experience, asserting that “the lessons I learned are invaluable.”

Francesco’s debut EP was released in 2015 while being co-produced by Robin Hannibal and Pharrell Williams. The opportunity to work with such legendary artists is one that he surely did not take lightly. Francesco remembered Williams vision that he had for him, always offering up this one piece of advice. He recalled Williams stating, “the only thing you gotta do is play guitar and chew bubblegum and not look at the audience, that’s what you gotta do,” referring to Francesco’s effortless self-assurance.

Francesco’s latest track, entitled “JIMI” combines his natural imaginative flow with a seemingly pop/R&B/rock feel. He recollected on the writing process for the track, and how the lyrics nearly popped into his head instantly. Using the beloved piano to advance the writing process, “JIMI” hints to Francesco’s laid back, modern vibes

The track carries a feel-good, upbeat aura throughout. The chorus is met by Francesco’s uplifting, impressive voice when he sings out to a lover, “I think I love you, baby, like I love my guitar.”

Modernly as an independent artist, Francesco’s excited for what the future holds next. He hopes to continue to grow and build his own imprint, his own record label. When discussing his number one goal to achieve in the next few years, Francesco communicated that he would love to play theater tours consistently. He’s not driven by the metrics and streaming numbers that he could generate, but more motivated by his passion for his craft. Francesco simply wants to “just be happy and be living.”

We’ll see Francesco join the Backstreet Boys on their North American tour stops in Canada beginning July 24. Opening up for such an iconic group comes as nothing new to Francesco, as he’s opened up for other popular artists like Justin Timberlake in the past. Being able to have opportunities to open for incredible artists has ultimately shaped the way that Francesco works, always striving to learn from other musicians.

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Article by: McKinley Franklin x Vaughn Lowery