Posts tagged with "Republic Records"

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Clairo – Blouse

Clairo revealed her new single, “Blouse,” as well as the news of her forthcoming sophomore studio album, Sling, will see its global release on July 16th via FADER Label/Republic Records.

Written and recorded in up-state New York at Allaire Studios, Sling was co-produced by Clairo and Golden Globe/GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Jack Antonoff and was announced last night following Clairo’s live performance of “Blouse” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The American singer-songwriter also shared the album artwork along with the announcement that in addition to FADER Label, she has since signed a worldwide deal with esteemed label giants Republic Records.

Praised for her diary-worthy stories earmarked by her devilishly sharp commentary and angelically intimate vocals. The singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer has quietly threaded these stories into the fabric of popular culture since she first surfaced as a phenomenon out of her dorm bedroom. Following the success of her 2018 debut, Diary 001 EP, Clairo unveiled her 2019 full-length debut album, Immunity. The now 22-year-old received critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NME, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and more. 

Beyond performing on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, and most recently The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she has notably sold out headline tours as well as joined the bills of Coachella and Lollapalooza. Clairo’s growing catalog includes the platinum-certified “Pretty Girl” and gold-certified “4Ever” and “Flaming Hot Cheetos,” in addition to “Are You Bored Yet?”—her platinum collaboration with Wallows. To date, she has amassed over 3 billion streams and counting. In 2021, she turns the page on the next chapter with her highly anticipated sophomore album, Sling—out worldwide on July 16th.

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Glass Animals – Tokyo Drifting (Oliver Malcolm Remix)

As parts of the US welcome the first heat wave of the summer, Glass Animals continue to make waves across the globe, having recently performed at the Billboard Music Awards, released the formidable “Space Ghost Coast To Coast” featuring Bree Runway, collaborated with cult Peanut Butter brand Jackpot to raise money for Music Venues Trust, announced their upcoming Good Morning America Summer Concert Series performance on July 20th, hit #15 at Top 40 radio and the critically acclaimed British band dropped the remix of “Tokyo Drifting” with Oliver Malcolm.

Oliver Malcolm is the rising artist and producer who taught himself how to produce from the age of 12–having worked with the likes of IDK, Aluna George, Joey Bada$$, Jay Rock, Masego, Tinashe and more. Glass Animal’s frontman Dave Bayley invited Oliver onto his inimitable Cereal Bars series, having heard the remix by chance and realizing it deserved its own release. On “Cereal Bars”, Dave creates beats while his favourite up-and-coming artists write lyrics in the theme of sugary treats, previously starring BENEE and Easy Life’s Murray. The series has pulled in fans from across the globe and is a testament to Dave’s remarkable production talent. 

Speaking about Tokyo Drifting (Oliver Malcolm Remix), Dave says:“It’s an ironic internal flex, me as a narrator describing/taking the piss out of an extreme alter ego version of myself; a version of me that can do things that I’m uncomfortable doing. Wavey Davey is my fucked-up Sasha Fierce; he’s a geezer, a street fighter, he can dance, he parties hard, he’s spontaneous. He can take hits and be told he is shit and not care because he’s confident. He can fight everything the world throws at him.”

Glass Animals have had a career defining year, with their hit “Heat Waves” being crowned number 1 on Triple J’s Hot 100–an accolade not given to a UK band since 2009 with previous winners including Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish–receiving a sync placement on FIFA, then an organic Minecraft affiliation whereby the YouTuber LoverFella (2.1M subscribers) rebuilt a Glass Animals fan’s base and surprised her with a meet and greet with the band who were waiting inside. “Heat Waves” held the #1 spot on the singles chart in Australia for six consecutive weeks (the longest no.1 in 2021 for Australia). It has had over 500 million combined streams and to date, “Heat Waves” peaked at 2 million daily streams and has received over 22 million views of the video on YouTube. Glass Animals hit a new Spotify monthly listener peak of 18.2 million, surpassing the likes of Tame Impala, Gorillaz, The 1975 and The Strokes.

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bülow Unveils New Single

Today, alternative pop singer and songwriter bülow unveils a new single entitled “Revolver.” Listen to “Revolver” HERE via Republic Records and Universal Music Canada.

Regarding the track, she shared, I want people to feel empowered listening to it. You are as powerful as you want to be. I don’t wake up every day feeling my most confident self. No one does. I struggle with finding my footing and falling into a state of confidence every day where what people say or do doesn’t affect me. It’s something I work on every day, but I know that when I am that and I believe it, I’m not afraid of fucking up/falling on my face. That’s how I want to live. And that’s what I want people to feel when listening to ‘Revolver’.”

It arrives on the heels of her single “First Place.” The latter has already amassed 2.9 million Spotify streams and 287K views on the music video. Right out of the gate, it garnered widespread looks from ComplexOnes To WatchWonderland MagazineClashThe FADERAtwood MagazineSpindle, and more. VOGUE promised,Wherever she’s heading next, her runaway hits and the fans she’s gathered will be following her, and Billboard touted it as her strongest track yet.” Alfitude raved, bülow’s rise to stardom has been pretty meteoric to say the least, and The Interns predicted, bülow is going to be one this year’s breakout acts and ‘First Place’ is a good start.”

bülow nears HALF-A-BILLON cumulative streams to date, from four critically acclaimed EPs—Damaged Vol. 1 [2017], Damaged Vol. 2 [2018], Crystalline [2019], and The Contender [2019]. In addition, bülow has collaborated with everyone from Ty Dolla $ign and Mura Masa to Fall Out Boy and MadeInTYO.

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American Soul’s Katlyn Nichol Releases Debut Single

Captivating audiences on hit television shows such as American Soul and Black-ish, North Carolina-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, actress, and performer Katlyn Nichol has signed to CMNTY Culture RCRDS and Republic Records. Now, she steps into the spotlight with her brand new debut single “Liar” today via CMNTY Culture RCRDS/Republic Records.

The track, which was produced by Sak Pase, showcases her standout signature style. Over production infused with an African sample, nostalgic beats, and wild horns, her voice shines on introspective verses and a powerhouse hook alike. She captures the essence of classic “Jersey Club” records, while locking into an unstoppable groove

“Liar” not only introduces Katlyn as a dynamic all-around entertainer, but it also hints at much more to come.

For as much as Katlyn Nichol flourishes in front of the camera as an actress, she really thrives the moment she picks up a microphone. The North Carolina-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, actress, and performer can hit steeple-size vocal peaks, get sassy on a beat, and dazzle with charisma and charm all within the span of the same song. At the age of two, Katlyn would sing from her car seat, belting out gospel runs along with the radio. Soon, she found herself recording backup vocals and melodies for her dad’s recordings and decided to devote her life to music at that young age. Relocating to New Jersey, she gained her first industry experience by working with various management companies in between attending the prestigious Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts. By 12-years-old, Mary J. Blige personally signed her to Matriarch/Def Jam Records. The legend often invited Katlyn to make guest appearances on stage. All of these moves contributed to her evolution as an artist and all-around entertainer. She nailed an audition for BET’S American Soul and captivated millions as Simone Clark, acting, singing, and dancing for the run of the show. In 2020, she joined the cast of Black-ish as Olivia Lockhart and will be returning for the upcoming final season. However, she never stopped writing, recording, and singing. During early 2021, she caught the attention of CMNTY Culture RCRDS and Republic Records and landed a deal with the label.

Listen to “Liar”: HERE

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Lord Huron – Long Lost Receives Acclaim

LORD HURON RECEIVES CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR LONG LOST, ALBUM CAPTURES #1 SPOT ON AMERICANA/FOLK ALBUM & TASTEMAKERS CHART, #2 ON VINYL ALBUMS & ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS CHART, #3 TOP ROCK ALBUMS CHART,  and #4 TOP ALBUM SALES CHART, PERFORMING MINE FOREVER ON THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN ON JUNE 17TH

 CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR LONG LOST

…atmospheric music of exquisite craft – Wall Street Journal

Long Lost has an old soul – Brooklyn Vegan

… a magnificently deep, beautiful album –Consequence of Sound

Whispering Pines Studios is celebrating Lord Huron’s success on Long Lost as it captures the #1 on The Americana/Folk Album and Tastemaker Albums Chart, #2 on Vinyl Albums & Alternative Albums chart, #3 Top Rock Albums Chart, #4 Top Album Sales Chart and #23 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The album has received critical acclaim from the likes of Wall Street Journal, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR, American Songwriter, All Music, Uproxx, WNYC, Flood, JamBase and more all praising the immersive world Lord Huron has created with Long Lost. Not to mention, it has captured a 88 score on Metacritic which summarizes all critical and user reviews of an album from across the globe.

Continuing their run on television, the band will perform new single Mine Forever on The Late Late Show with James Corden on June 17th. Recently they performed I Lied with Allison Ponthier on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and three songs CBS This Morning: Saturday, which you can watch here.

Listen to Long Lost via Whispering Pines Studios Inc./Republic Records HERE.

The world of Whispering Pines continues as the band created the first ever social media séance week of release where fans could join WBUB TV and participate in a virtual summoning. Once 1,000 participants joined and uttered the incantation, they were treated to a special broadcast of Whispering Pines artists performances.

The band have also announced a Fall 2021 headline tour, their first shows in support of Long Lost. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia on September 9th and hits a variety of outdoor venues in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Portland and other markets across the country with Allison Ponthier opening on select dates. See full list of tour dates below. Tickets are on sale now. Visit Lord Huron’s website for more info and ticket links.

Increasing excitement for the arrival of Long Lost, the lead single Not Dead Yet captured #1 at AAA Radio for five weeks in a row. Not only did it complete their fastest rise at the format to date, but this feat also marks their very first #1 and the song has reached nearly 8 million streams. Additionally, the guys hit the stage at Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! for a show-stopping television debut performance of Not Dead Yet. Watch it HERE. Spin claimed they sharpened their teeth, while UPROXX described the track as driving. In addition to plugs from Stereogum and more, Brooklyn Vegan touted it among Our Favorite Songs of the Week. See full track list for Long Lost below.

Fans across the country have been noticing vinyl from the Whispering Pines back catalog showing up in various sections of record stores across the country. Notably, the artists who originally recorded the vinyl were seen in numerous episodes of Alive From Whispering Pines. This isn’t the first time that the merchandise, music and memorabilia from Whispering Pines studios has suddenly appeared, as fans have already found items for sale recently on CraigsList, Reverb, and Discogs.

During its first episode, viewers were introduced to Mr. Tubbs Tarbell, fell under the spell of commercials that may very well be lost tapes from the past, and were treated to some incredible performances by Lord Huron. The band played some old songs including Meet Me In The Woods and provided a sneak peek at some new songs. The episode also featured a hotline where fans could call in and ask Mr. Tarbell questions and request songs from the band. Episode 2 included additional cryptic clues, more beautiful performances from Lord Huron (including The World Ender and  Frozen Pines) and even the secret world premiere of Mine Forever. Episode 3 included a long awaited performance of The Night We Met, The Balancers Eye, and fan favorite “Ghost on The Shore.” In case you missed the performances of The Night We Met Watch HERE. The final episode featured a performance of I Lied with Allison Ponthier herself and tied up the four episode story of Alive From Whispering Pines and set the stage for Long Lost.

In the beginning of this new era, Tubbs put out an official letter into the multi-verse from Whispering Pines Studios describing the mythical tale of recording Long Lost with Lord Huron and the origins of its cosmic music. Read the full letter HERE.

What could be in store for the band next? Only time will tell…As Tubbs says: As ever, friends, may you live until you die

Long Lost Track List

The Moon Doesn’t Mind

Mine Forever

(One Helluva Performer)

Love Me Like You Used To

Meet Me in The City

(Sing For Us Tonight)

Long Lost

Twenty Long Years

Drops in the Lake

Where Did the Time Go

Not Dead Yet

(Deep Down Inside Ya)

I Lied [feat. Allison Ponthier]

At Sea

What Do It Mean

Time’s Blur

About Lord Huron

Lord Huron first made a name for themselves with their debut album Lonesome Dreams and shortly after Strange Tales, which featured the triple-platinum single The Night We Met. In 2018, Lord Huron earned widespread critical acclaim with their first Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 2—with their third album, Vide Noir. A cinematic collection of pensive provocative, and powerful rock, the record garnered praise from NPR, Time, Los Angeles Times, Spin, Stereogum, Refinery29, UPROXX, and more as singles such as Wait by the River (which the band performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers) and When the Night is Over generated tens of millions of streams. The band’s extensive touring includes headline shows at some of the most storied venues in the country (including the Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks, and the Ryman Auditorium) and prime slots at festivals ranging from Coachella to Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo.

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Arrdee – Oliver Twist

ArrDee returns with triumphant new single Oliver Twist, Watch Video Here, Purchase / Stream Here. It follows his appearance on Russ & Tion Wayne’s chart-topping “Body” remix

Breakout UK rapper ArrDee continues his ascent through the UK musical ranks with new single Oliver Twist, out 3rd June.

Channeling a rags-to-riches vibe akin to that of the track’s namesake, Oliver Twist sees ArrDee spit lucid, rapid-fire bars over an opulent, violin-led production. It follows ArrDee’s appearance which has gone viral on Russ and Tion Wayne’s Body remix, a track that has hit #1 in the UK Singles chart and amassed 45 million Spotify streams and 23 million YouTube views respectively. Meanwhile his recent Plugged In session with Fumez the Engineer has racked up 2 million YouTube hits in less than a month.

ArrDee burst onto the scene with debut single Cheeky Bars, a track that has already received 2.7 million YouTube streams after being premiered by Mixtape Madness in January. It also picked up organic radio support from Tiffany Calver, DJ Target (BBC 1Xtra), Ricky Melvin and Charlie Hedges (BBC Radio 1) and made its way onto Spotify NMF UK and Rap UK, debuting at #14 in the Viral chart.

Then came 6AM In Brighton, an ode to his hometown that perfectly showcased the 21-year-old’s rapid-fire flow and heart-on-sleeve lyricism, surpassing 2 million YouTube views inside its first month of release.

2021 has already proven to be a career-defining year for ArrDee and the release of Oliver Twist is another huge moment for the supremely talented artist.

To find out more about ArrDee, go to their Facebook, Instagram, Spotify and YouTube

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Volbeat – Wait a Minute My Girl & Dagen For

Multi-platinum Danish metal band Volbeat announces the debut of two new songs for Summer,  “Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Dagen Før.” The two tracks, the band’s first new music since 2019’s album Rewind, Replay, Rebound, were written and recorded while the world was in lockdown during the pandemic. Michael, Kaspar and Jon recorded their parts with long-time producer Jacob Hansen in Denmark, while Rob worked remotely from New York. 

The band says about the songs: “As the weather begins to warm and the days get longer in many parts of the world, we wanted to share two songs that we wrote and recorded over these long, difficult fifteen months that have the vibe and feel of Summer. We’re beyond thankful that even during a lockdown our good friends Doug, Ray and Mia Maja were able to put the pedal to the metal with us on ‘Wait A Minute My Girl,’ and we’re absolutely thrilled that Stine Bramsen, who we’ve known and admired for a long time, was willing to lend her incredible talents to ‘Dagen Før.’ We hope you enjoy this double-barreled blast of Summer tunes as much as we enjoyed creating them, and we can’t wait for you to hear what else we have in store for you.”

“Wait A Minute My Girl” features saxophone player Doug Corcoran and piano player Raynier Jacob Jacildo, who both perform with JD McPherson’s band and previously appeared with Volbeat on 2019’s “Die To Live” (feat. Neil Fallon.) Singer Mia Maja, who has worked with the band since Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie, also appears on backing vocals. “Dagen Før” features guest vocals from Danish artist Stine Bramsen, who is known for her solo work as well as being a member of the band Alphabeat. The song, in the tradition of “The Garden’s Tale,” “Maybele I Hofteholder” and “For Evigt,” features both English and Danish lyrics, and marks the first commercially-released song that features Stine singing in her native Danish.

About Volbeat

Since forming in 2001, Volbeat has gone from the clubs of Copenhagen to headlining stages around the world, including the famed Telia Parken stadium in Denmark (and becoming the only domestic artist to ever sell out the venue). Over the course of eight record-breaking albums the band has picked up number one songs (including eight #1s on the US Mainstream Rock chart and counting), multi-platinum certifications, awards and accolades (including a Grammy nomination) all over the planet. Their latest album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound, was released on August 2nd, 2019 and has spawned the hit singles “Last Day Under The Sun,” “Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)” and “Leviathan.” 

A live album featuring songs recorded during the subsequent world tour, Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live in Deutschland, was released digitally on November 27th, 2020. A vinyl-only bonus track compilation, Hokus Bonus, was originally made available on limited-edition vinyl on RSD Black Friday 2020 and will be available in a new, limited European version and a North American standard version on July 16, 2021. The band eagerly await their return to the road beginning this October with an appearance on Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA.

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Guwop Reign – Need Me

GUWOP REIGN OFFICIALLY RELEASES NEW SINGLE NEED ME

With numbers rising and buzz heating up, 17-year-old Boston-born and Atlanta-based rapper Guwop Reign drops a new single entitled “Need Me” today. It is available at all DSP’s via Galactic Records/Republic Records now.

Stream Need Me here

He initially teased the track on Soundcloud, and it sent fans into a frenzy as they clamored for a wide release. Flaunting sharp lyrics over an 8-bit beat, it showcases his inimitable flow and otherworldly melodies. He glides over this production towards an incisively catchy refrain. It also follows hot on the heels of fan favorites such as Forgot It and Super Pain.

Thus far, Guwop Reign has eclipsed 5 million-plus Soundcloud streams and earned glowing endorsements from tastemakers with Lyrical Lemonade crowning him one of 2020’s standout stars. Last year, he rolled through with a string of anthems, including Demeanor. Additionally, his fan favorite song Mulan 2 raked in a ton of streams. Lyrical Lemonade proclaimed, The Atlanta native’s massive range shines and he is able to easily manipulate pitch and cadence to keep his songs continually interesting and simultaneously sonically pleasing. Meanwhile, The Daily Chiefers commented, Atlanta’s own Guwop Reign is in the fast lane and firing off nothing but bangers in 2020.

Music encodes life’s most important lessons. Beneath the beats and between the bars, Guwop Reign confronts the struggles of youth, depression, anxiety, friends-turned-into-foes, and relationships with a level of wisdom and perspective that belies his 16 years. The Boston-born and Atlanta-based rapper flows with the intensity of an open wound as he tightly grips each melody. Streamed nearly four million times on Soundcloud, Reign built an avid fan base with one independent anthem after another including Money Talk, Fly, and No Love plus tastemaker praise from Lyrical Lemonade and Elevator Magazine. Landing a deal with Galactic Records in partnership with Republic Records the young prodigy released his single Mulan 2 in 2020 and is prepared to make his full-length debut for the label. Drawing on diverse influences such as Tupac, Future, Young Thug, and Rihanna, he asserts himself as a melodic hip-hop force ready for the spotlight.

Follow Guwop Reign via Instagram, Soundcloud, Spotify and YouTube.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Thought, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it also comprised innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G).  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

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Paris Jackson – adagio

Paris Jackson surprises fans with the release of a new song “adagio” featuring Manchester Orchestra today. Listen to “adagio” HERE.

The track unfolds as a simmering psychedelic slow burn. Embers of distortion glow underneath Paris’s hypnotic delivery as she locks into an unbreakable groove with Manchester Orchestra. Clocking in at just shy of seven minutes, the track culminates on a moment of empowering and entrancing catharsis. Once again, she illuminates the scope of her sweeping and soaring vision. The accompanying music video brings this emotional push-and-pull to life in vivid fashion as well.

Paris has consistently collaborated with Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull. He notably co-wrote and produced her 2020 full-length debut album, wilted.

Upon release, wilted hit #1 on the iTunes Alternative Albums Chart and was praised by NPR, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, E! News, People, NME, NYLON, Refinery29, WWD and more. Rolling Stone hailed the album as “well-crafted indie-pop,” while NME described it as “11 intimate songs that’ll fit like your favourite sweater.”

About Paris Jackson

While Paris hails from one of the most successful families in music history, she is best known for her activism, acting and modeling work. The latter of which has seen her front campaigns for international brands like Calvin Klein, grace the cover of top fashion magazines and make her runway debut earlier this year at Jean-Paul Gaultier’s final show. On the acting front, Paris has taken on several TV and film roles, collaborating with acclaimed industry professionals, including Lee Daniels, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, and Rachel Winters. Aside from music, Paris’ biggest passion has always been in using her platform to shine light on causes important to her, notably going off script while presenting at the Grammy Awards and MTV VMAs, to highlight the Dakota Access Pipeline and events of racial injustice in Charlottesville, respectively. Paris also serves as an Ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) and is passionate about continuing her godmother’s legacy of ridding the stigma and finding a cure for the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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Sophie and the Giant – Don’t Ask Me to Change

SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS ARE BACK WITH NEW SINGLE DON’T ASK ME TO CHANGE LiSTEN HERE AND WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO

I like what you’re doing Sophie and the Giants, you’re making a habit of making hits….. – Jack Saunders / BBC Radio 1

Punk-edged indie song writing with lashings of synths – Clash

Sophie and the Giants are swiftly carving out a reputation for themselves as purveyors of millennial power-pop with a rock bite. – Gigwise

They’re Ready for a giant leap forward– Daily Star

UK based future pop super stars, Sophie and the Giants have returned with their impassioned new single Don’t Ask Me To Change, out now on Republic Records.

The song is an atmospheric, hook-laden synth anthem. Sophie’s crystalline vocal soars over a bedrock of tom-tom drums, augmented backing vocals and a driving bassline to create a defiant anthem of personal autonomy.

I wrote this song at a time when I was at a crossroads and examining my relationships with people, Sophie explains. Every time I discover something new about myself, I’d feel the compulsion to repress it slightly and minimise my true self to avoid being judged or losing people. I wrote ‘Don’t Ask Me To Change’ when I finally decided fuck that, because if they really loved me I wouldn’t have to make those compromises.

Don’t Ask Me To Change follows their recent single Right Now, and their mega-hit collaboration with Purple Dsco Machine, Hypnotized. Clocking up 4-times platinum status in Italy, platinum in Poland & gold across a further 7 countries in Europe, Hypnotized has been streamed a staggering 200 million times, the video viewed 65 million times on YouTube, and it hit 2 in the European Airplay Charts. In the UK it was championed by the likes of Annie Mac, Jack Saunders and MistaJam. 

For Sophie, the experience of becoming a bona fide pop star in Europe while being in the middle of a lockdown was a surreal one. One minute she’s in her flat in Sheffield, the next she’s landing in Italy to perform for Power Hits Estate 2020 in an empty Coliseum.  

To have had that success with ‘Hypnotized’ during a standstill year has been a blessing for us, Sophie says. We also hope it’s given people some positivity during a difficult time, just like it has for us. We are so grateful for all the love we have received and excited for what’s coming next.

From their adoptive hometown of Sheffield the band have been refining their intense, life-affirming sound which has already won fans at Radio with support from BBC Introducing, Radio 1 & Radio X. In 2019 the band were invited to play Radio 1’s Big Weekend, as well as delivering storming sets at Glastonbury and Reading festivals.

The band will play a special UK exclusive show at London’s Lafayette venue this September, and they recently announced they’ll be heading out on a full European tour in 2022.

Make sure to follow Sophie via her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

Tour Dates

27th Sept 2021 – Lafayette – London

30th March 2022 – Luxor – Cologne, Germany

2nd April 2022 – Melkweg Oz – Amsterdam, Netherlands

3rd April 2022 – Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany

4th April 2022 – Hole 44 – Berlin, Germany

5th April 2022 – Grelle Forelle – Vienna, Austria

7th April 2022 – Ampere – Munich, Germany 

8th April 2022 – Plaza – Zurich, Switzerland

9th April 2022 – Magazzini Generalli – Milan, Italy

11th April 2022 – Bikini – Barcelona, Spain

12th April – Copenico – Madrid, Spain

14th April 2022 – Les Etoiles – Paris, France

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Thought, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it also comprises innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G).  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.