Role Model (a.k.a. Tucker Pillsbury) is back with a brand-new single entitled “forever&more” along with the music video. The track is a mid-summer bop that glides along on a sun-soaked guitar loop and glitchy beat as he details the bliss of new love. With its nostalgic hook and vivid lyrics, “forever&more” marks a new chapter for Tucker as he enters the next phase of his music career. Role Model’s “forever&more” is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.
Role Model says about the track, “It’s obviously a love song. I really wanted to set up scenes of how my relationship started and the little moments that got us to where we are. This is the first time I’m letting people into the relationship and giving them visuals of those early stages and how I see it going in my head forever and more.”
The music video for “forever&more” was directed by Dylan Knight and finds Tucker happy and in love. The camera pans between shots of Role Model amongst his friends and alone time with his love interest while he chronicles the indescribable, euphoric feeling of being in love, and knowing it’s going to last forever. While the song and video parallel his real-life experience, it’s clear that this relationship has made Tucker the best version of himself.
Tucker Pillsbury assembles, disassembles, and reassembles different vibes, sounds, and emotions into Role Model. One moment, he’s crooning about his crush’s earrings over crunchy chords. The next, he’s spitting bars about staying home. Either way, the intimacy of his songwriting beckons connection. You’ll experience doubt, anxiety, infatuation, and even love right next to him. His story kicked into high gear back in 2017. Following the Soundcloud success of “Cocaine Babe” and “Girl In New York,” he earned the respect of late idol Mac Miller and Benny Blanco. Trading Maine for California, he made waves with the oh, how perfect EP in 2019, generating tens of millions of streams on “hello,” “notice me” [feat. BENEE], and “that’s just how it goes.” A year later, his momentum only increased with the follow-up our little angel EP. The single “blind” eclipsed 40 million Spotify streams, while coup de main hailed it as “must-listen.” The Line of Best Fit praised his “songs with tenderness and Gen Z apathy.” After gathering nearly 200 million streams and receiving acclaim from HYPEBEAST, DIY, Earmilk, and many more, he illuminates every side of himself on newest single “forever&more” with more music to come.
Role Model (a.k.a. Tucker Pillsbury) announces his headline North American Fall “Tourever” Tour. The tour will kick-off on September 23rd in New York City with two shows on the same day at Irving Plaza, with the early show already sold-out. Role Model will be making stops in major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more. The routing also includes festival appearances at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE and All Things Go Music Festival in Washington, D.C. Tickets for Role Model’s “Tourever” Tour will go on-sale on Friday, July 30th at 10am local time and can be purchased here. Fan pre-sale will begin on Wednesday, July 28th. See full list of tour dates HERE.
This announcement comes fresh off the heels of Role Model’s recently released single “forever&more,which dropped last Thursday along with the music video (Click HERE to watch). With its nostalgic hook and vivid lyrics, “forever&more” marks a new chapter for Tucker as he enters the next phase of his music career. Role Model’s “forever&more is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.
About Role Model
Tucker Pillsbury assembles, disassembles, and reassembles different vibes, sounds, and emotions into Role Model. One moment, he’s crooning about his crush’s earrings over crunchy chords. The next, he’s spitting bars about staying home. Either way, the intimacy of his songwriting beckons connection. You’ll experience doubt, anxiety, infatuation, and even love right next to him. His story kicked into high gear back in 2017. Following the Soundcloud success of “Cocaine Babe” and “Girl In New York,” he earned the respect of late idol Mac Miller and Benny Blanco. Trading Maine for California, he made waves with the oh, how perfect EP in 2019, generating tens of millions of streams on “hello,” “notice me” [feat. BENEE], and “that’s just how it goes.” A year later, his momentum only increased with the follow-up our little angel EP. The single “blind” eclipsed 40 million Spotify streams, while coup de main hailed it as “must-listen.” The Line of Best Fit praised his “songs with tenderness and Gen Z apathy.” After gathering nearly 200 million streams and receiving acclaim from HYPEBEAST, DIY, Earmilk, and many more, he illuminates every side of himself on newest single “forever&more” with more music to come.Lord Huron released the official music video for their song “Love Me Like You Used To” off their critically acclaimed album Long Lost.
Gen Z pop phenomenon Claire Rosinkranz dropped her new single Boy in a Billion.
Gearing up for a big summer, Gen Z singer-songwriter Claire Rosinkranz is back with a brand-new single entitled Boy In A Billion today via slowplay/Republic Records. It paves the way for her anxiously awaited sophomore EP, 6 Of A Billion, set for release on July 9. Be on the lookout for the music video soon!
Even before the song officially dropped, it had already stirred up widespread buzz online. A TikTok of Claire writing Boy In A Billion raked in over 4 million views. She didn’t stop there though. Welcoming her followers into the creative process, countless fans witnessed the recording of the song on Claire’s social media accounts.
On the track, the bass thumps as her vocals glide over finger-snaps and slick guitar wrapped in warbling synths. She details a priceless love with clever verses and a hummable hook carried by her dynamic vocal delivery.
Claire’s most recent single, Frankenstein, has already been streamed more than 5 million times in less than a month. Additionally, she attracted acclaim from various outlets, including Dork and The Honey Pop who raved, “Our jaws are on the floor at the growing potential and stardom of Claire!”
“Frankenstein” marked Claire’s first collaboration – with M-phases, Chelsea Lena, & artist Lexi Jayde. Another quirky and catchy bop, cowbell holds down the guitar-laden beat as Claire adds her own 21st-century spin to the song inspired by The Cardigans’ classic 90’s hit “Lovefool.” She immediately shocks pop back to life with the hook, “Guess, I gotta build my Frankenstein.”
Claire continues to receive rave reviews from tastemakers in the media. Billboard says, “Remi Wolf and Benee fans, take note of TikTok breakout Claire Rosinkranz, who will surely be your next favorite.” American Songwriter remarked, “2020 may have been a banner year for Rosinkranz, but it’s a culmination of the work she’s put into her craft.”
The recent releases lead up to Claire’s anxiously awaited second EP, 6 Of A Billion, coming July 9. The EP features tracks “Boy In A Billion” and “Frankenstein”
6 Of A Billion Tracklist
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Southern California singer, songwriter, ballerina, and multi-instrumentalist Claire Rosinkranz grafts the Gen-Z coming-of-age experience onto quirky D.I.Y. soundscapes often cooked up by her dad in the garage. Within a year, the 17-year-old phenomenon has eclipsed over half a billion total streams and received widespread acclaim courtesy of Rolling Stone, Variety, Coup de Main, Buzzfeed, Genius, and more. OnesToWatch championed her as one of its “Top Artists To Watch in 2021,” while New York Times and Billboard named her breakout anthem Backyard Boy among “The Best Songs of 2020.” Backyard Boy inspired over 3 million TikTok videos and fueled the trailer for Amazon’s The Map of Tiny Perfect Things. Along the way, she collaborated with the likes of Jeremy Zucker, Role Model, and Clinton Kane and earned the support of Olivia Rodrigo, Tai Verdes, Lexi Jayde, and 347aidan. Now, she presents an unfiltered perspective on being a teen through her 2021 sophomore EP introduced by the lead single Frankenstein.
Marta Klopf is graphic designer that works in web and brand design. When talking about her artwork Klopf says, “My projects focus on clear communication while highlighting the values, thoughts and stories behind a brand and translating conceptual ideas into cohesive visual worlds.” Originally from Italy, Klopf graduated from Minneapolis College of Art & Design and soon moved to New York City, quickly falling in love with the city and finding inspiration in it. She loves being able to help with change through her art and design. Klopf looks forward to getting back to creating art for local community focused organizations in the future. We had the opportunity to ask Marta Klopf about her artistic journey and what’s next for the artist:
How did you get into graphic design? Was graphic design always the direction you wanted to go?
I wasn’t one of those people who know as children what they are going to be when they grow up: for a long time I didn’t see a path that seemed right for me. I was always interested in a lot of things, and always wanted to follow new ideas and start new projects. What I did know was that I was interested in art, and that I was passionate about communicating. So I discovered design, which is at its very core visual communication. I moved to Minneapolis to pursue my BFA in graphic design and have worked in the field since. And I think it worked out, because design gives you the opportunity to be interested in a lot of things, to approach different projects with different ideas and interests.
Do you have a preference for working digitally or physically? Why?
I love working digitally: I feel like the digital world is where a lot of people today go to find information, learn things, discover brands, buy things, make connections, and therefore it is a dynamic place that is always evolving, which makes it exciting to be a part of it. I also think digital projects challenge you in a different way, because they need to make an impact while also remaining flexible and adaptable.
You stated: “New York is vibrant and makes you feel alive. You always feel like you are part of something big. It always pushes you creatively because there is always something new to inspire you.” What initially drew you to work in New York? Do you have a favorite thing in New York you always go back to for inspiration if you ever feel burnt out?
I think that, at first, what drew me to New York was the sheer quantity of creatives and creative endeavors, which gives you the opportunity to really find a path that works for you and matches your interests. But I didn’t expect to really fall for the city as much or as quickly as I did: I met a lot of inspiring designers and creatives who were pursuing their passions in so many different ways. I think the people are what always inspires me: it may be a bit cliché, but the energy that comes from surrounding yourself with other creative people can be very energizing. I also love to take long walks: you always end up somewhere new, and getting out of your usual environment and what is comfortable usually helps.
You’re a freelance graphic designer “with experience in web and brand design.” What is your favorite aspect of being a freelance artist? The most difficult?
I work for an agency and also do freelance projects, so I get the best and worst of both. I love the freedom of freelance work. You are in charge of what projects you take on, and the directness of working directly with the person who will use your work makes it empowering. The most difficult part would be that you are alone: you have to be the one who does all the organizing, the designing, the coordinating, the email writing, the zoom calls. Which I like, but can be quite a lot.
How do you begin your process of starting a new project with a brand?
The first thing I do is learn as much as I can about the project, first to determine whether it’s something I am able to take on, and then to find out what makes the project special. I would then typically meet with the client, talk about big picture things (their ideas and needs, their philosophy, and so on) as well as practical things (timeline, other people involved in the project, etc). Depending on the project I would then come up with a few ideas and see whether they will work and are well received. From there, it becomes a matter of getting more and more detailed and continuing to incorporate feedback from the client until the final product is ready.
Of the projects you’ve worked on, which is your favorite? What about it makes it so memorable/special for you?
I recently finished a website called letstech.at. It is geared towards kids 10-18 in age and is meant to be a science/engineering portal for them: get them interested in more scientific or technical subjects, present ideas through videos and blog articles, as well as show role models (especially female ones) who work in the field and be a place where they can find information about careers in engineering. I loved working on it both because it was a design challenge (trying to speak to a relatively broad age range), and because it truly is a great resource for kids: it feels great to be part of something that empowers them through learning and through highlighting female role models.
As someone who loves being able to help change the world through your artwork, which causes are you passionate about that you would want to design for in the future?
I try not to set limits on what want to do, but generally I feel strongly about projects that are of value to people: in the case of the project above, kids who want to learn, but also, for example, design for community based organizations who help women, minorities, or in any way empower people by offering them resources that may be otherwise difficult to access. As another example, I also was part of a mentoring program, where professional designers helped create logos for groups of high schoolers who wanted to pitch ideas to help their community to investors. I love being able to use my skills that way: making an impact through design.
With your artwork, what direction do you feel like you want to go in next? Is there any new pattern, style, process, person, media, etc, that you feel has grabbed your attention and inspired your work? Is there anything you’ve done in the past you want to continue with?
I feel that style changes constantly, and the more we focus on style the less longevity a project has. What matters to me the most are good ideas, and I think the time of the pandemic (having to stay home and mostly focus on work) really reinforced the idea of wanting to make work that has an impact. I always look at the work of Partner & Partners (where I used to work) and Hyperakt in New York as inspiration for beautiful work that is backed by great ideas and also makes an impact on the communities and the world we live in.
Marta Klopf is currently accepting freelance projects here.
Claire Rosinkranz & ROLE MODEL release “BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd” (remix) visualizer. Watch HERE now.
Get the newly released BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd (Remixes) EP, which features guest appearances from artists including ROLE MODEL, Jeremy Zucker, Rakeem Miles & Hauskey, HERE.
ABOUT CLAIRE ROSINKRANZ
At just 16-years-old, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and ballerina, Claire Rosinkranz buzzed to the forefront of the conversation this Summer with the independent release of her debut EP, BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd in June 2020. Her song “Backyard Boy” gained unprecedented traction on TikTok, inspiring nearly 3 million video recreations, and sparking a highly competitive signing effort from labels around the world. In addition to generating over 50 million Spotify streams, it captured #1 on the Spotify Global and U.S. Viral 50 Charts, with the EP approaching 70 million global streams. With outlets like BuzzFeed,Billboard,Rolling Stone, Coup de Main and Genius chronicling her rapid rise, not to mention TheNew York Times naming “Backyard Boy” one of their “Best Songs of 2020,” Claire Rosinkranz is poised to become one of the year’s most unexpected and significant breakout acts.
Get the newly released BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd (Remixes) EP, which features guest appearances from artists includingROLE MODEL, Jeremy Zucker, Rakeem Miles & Hauskey, HERE.
Rather than presenting some unobtainable ideal, ROLE MODEL – a.k.a. Tucker Pillsbury – finds a perfect hybrid of observant hip-hop, clever pop, and cinematic alternative inside of his own personality flaws, cracks, and imperfections. With nearly 70 million total streams by 2020 and acclaim from i-D, HIGHSNOBIETY, Complex, and more, this approach consistently endears him to fans and tastemakers alike. Born and raised in Portland, ME, Tucker originally planned on pursuing a career in filmmaking, but it was during his freshman year at a film school in Pittsburgh where he discovered his passion for music. He began creating music with two of his friends in his dorm room, started watching YouTube tutorials on how to record and master his own music using Logic, writing his own songs and learning everything he could. Tucker always loved to write and spent a lot of time developing a signature style on his own. In 2017, he uploaded “Cocaine Babe” to Soundcloud and ignited a palpable buzz. “Girl In New York” organically landed on Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday, and he caught the attention of Benny Blanco and Interscope Records. Early on, the late Mac Miller even reached out and expressed admiration for his music, encouraging him to keep going. ROLE MODEL’s 2019 EP, oh, how perfect, popped off powered by tracks like “hello!” (13.6 million Spotify streams), “that’s just how it goes” (8.8 million Spotify streams), and “notice me”[feat. BENEE] (7.5 million Spotify streams). Recently, ROLE MODEL released hremixis sophomore project entitled our little angel, which includes previously released singles “going out” (Click HERE to watch), “blind” (Click HERE to watch), and “for the people in the back” (Click HERE to watch).
As we celebrate Black History Month, which takes place every February,RespectAbility recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of African Americans to the United States. It is important to note this includes more than 5.6 million African Americans living with a disability in the U.S., 3.4 million of which are working-age African Americans with disabilities. Therefore, we would like to reflect on the realities and challenges that continue to shape the lives of African Americans with disabilities. The full piece provides statistics relating to employment, education, criminal justice and more.
Some celebrities and business leaders are using their voice to share their stories, educating people about both visible and invisible disabilities. They are defying the statistics and have remained highly successful with their disabilities. These role models make a big difference in setting high expectations for youth with disabilities. RespectAbility will be sharing content throughout this month – and throughout the entire year –highlighting additional African Americans with disabilities, including some personal pieces from our own team members.
– Tameir Yeheyes, RespectAbility Spring 2018 Fellow
Maya Angelou had selective mutism, an anxiety disorder that causes a child to not speak due to physical and psychological trauma they endured. In the five-year span that she experienced this, her listening, observing and memorizing skills improved and her love of books expanded. This helped her later when she began working in becoming successful in her career.
The first Deafblind person to graduate from law school, Haben Girma stated that removing barriers for herself helped in her journey to becoming a disability advocate. Her disability advocacy is not restricted to education; she also uses the media to decrease the stigma in the community.
Reading scripts and writing books as often as Goldberg does was hard at first with her dyslexia. Like she did in elementary school, Goldberg found it easiest to have someone read to her so she could memorize the lines for her scripts. For her books, she dictates instead of writing before sitting down with an editor to adjust the language.
Diana Elizabeth Jordan, actress, writer, producer and director, is an important figure in the conversation about the inclusivity or lack thereof of people with disabilities in Hollywood. She found a way to get into and around Hollywood, with the help of her faith and self-confidence.
– Bryan Munguia, RespectAbility Spring 2018 Fellow
When it comes to the traditional expectations of a pop star in Hollywood, Solange Knowles shatters the glass ceiling as a woman of color who also happens to be diagnosed with a disability that affects 10 percent of the U.S. population: ADHD. Knowles has been outspoken about her ADHD, educating people about her disability.
Jenifer Lewis resisted the diagnosis at first and refused to take medication until a self-described nervous breakdown left her convulsing in sobs, a hostage to her untreated neurochemistry. A quarter-century later, she is thriving and happy because, as she says, she “does the work.”
Since emerging in 2015, JULIA has transformed pop not only from behind-the-scenes as a songwriter whose credits span everyone from Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez, but in the spotlight as a solo artist. Her rapid rise can be attributed to identifiable honesty in every lyric.Within just a year since arrival, she garnered 2018 GRAMMY® nominations in the categories of “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year” for “Issues.” That honesty is also why “Issues” received a triple-platinum certification from the RIAA, cracked 1 billion global streams and consumption of 10 million, became “the top-selling debut single by any artist in 2017,” and placed on Variety’s “30 Most Consumed Songs of 2017” as the only solo female contribution. It’s why the industry recognized her with nominations everywhere from American Music Awards,Billboard Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards and RDMA’s to the MTV VMAS and MTV EMAS.
Extending and expanding her influence, she traffics at the forefront of numerous genres. She lent her voice to Clean Bandit’s international hit “I Miss You,” which became her first Top 10 entry on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Dance Songs chart. Right now, she also features on Keith Urban’s latest single “Coming Home” and rising artist Noah Kahan’s single “Hurt Somebody.” Other recent collaborations include a duet and writing credits on Shawn Mendes’ upcoming album, songs on Christina Aguilera’s upcoming album, a co-writing credit for Janelle Monàe’s latest “Make Me Feel,” Anne-Marie’s “2002,”and a sample of her vocals on Migos’ “Gang Gang.”Moreover, she’s written on recent albums from P!nk,Maroon 5, and Jessie Ware.
Julia continues to shine on stage as well. Following sold out shows alongside Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan overseas, she embarks on her first official U.S tour, joining Maroon 5 for the Red Pill Blues Tour beginning this June.
Prior to making her debut as a solo artist, JULIA MICHAELS became one of pop music’s most in-demand songwriters, co-writing a string of Billboard Hot 100 hits alongside Justin Tranter including smashes like Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo “Close,” Selena Gomez’s“Good for You” [feat. A$AP Rocky] & “Hands To Myself,” Hailee Steinfeld “Love Myself,” Britney Spears “Slumber Party,” Gwen Stefani’s “Used To Love You,” and Linkin Park’s “Heavy,” Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” John Legend’s “Surefire,” with titles on recent album releases from P!nk, Maroon 5, Jessie Ware, Keith Urban, Years & Years and more. The cumulative worldwide stream count for songs MICHAELS has co-written exceeds 10 billion to date. As a songwriter, she has co-written eighteen titles that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100, eleven of which have hit the Top 40, including “Issues.”
Lil Uzi Vert Makes Surprise Visits in His Hometown of Philadelphia and Brooklyn to Spend Time with The Youth
“It is very important to me that I let our youth know that it is okay to be unique and to not let society put you in a box.” – Lil Uzi Vert
On Thursday October 26th, Lil Uzi Vert surprised the students of Thomas Murphy Clubhouse in Brooklyn with some after school fun and tickets to Power 105.1’s Powerhouse concert at the Barclays Center. On Saturday October 28th, Lil Uzi Vert surprised the kids of the Philadelphia Youth Empowerment program, “Role Models” by speaking to the teens about being creative and overly ambitious.
About 300 students at the Thomas Murphy Clubhouse in Brooklyn, NY were in the gymnasium indulging in after school activities when Generation Now/Atlantic recording artist Lil Uzi Vert, came through the gymnasium’s back door to spend quality time with the eager students.
Lil Uzi Vert who was wearing OFF WHITE X NIKE: Air Jordan 1, black skinny jeans and his signature diamond chains walked in to receive his honorary “Flatbush Suns” basketball jersey. Over the past several months Uzi has been visiting the Thomas Murphy Clubhouse to help with everything from homework to coaching basketball games. To show his appreciation to the students, Uzi surprised several students with tickets to Power 105.1’s annual Power House concert at the Barclays Center where he was a performing along with other hip-hop artists such as Migos, Cardi B, and French Montana.
October 28th turned out to be an incredible day for the students of the “Role Models” Youth Empowerment program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where Uzi Vert made his second community outreach appearance of the week. 75 students greeted the rapper with loud screams and tears as he walked in to the community center dancing to Playboi Carti’s latest hit single, “Wokeuplikethis”. Uzi spent most of the day with the students listening to their dreams, fears, and watching them showcase their creative talents. “It’s so refreshing to see a rapper that the students look up to take the time out of their busy schedule to promote positive thinking and creativity.”, says Role Models Youth Empowerment Founder, Oddessa Blocker.
Lil Uzi Vert is scheduled to do several community outreach events over the next few weeks in the Tri- State Area. One being a turkey drive during the Thanksgiving Holiday in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where the rapper will give out 500 turkeys to family in need.
Lil Uzi Vert is honored to have brought inspiration and creativity to the students of Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse in Brooklyn, NY and would like to give special thanks to Joseph Belony of Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse, General Now/ Atlantic Records, and Fine Print BLC, a global experiential branding and marketing group.
About Lil’ Uzi Vert:
An energetic and volatile live artist, Lil Uzi Vert has spent much of 2017 knocking out fans at top festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Rolling Loud. Uzi’s electrifying stage presence and distinctive style prompted the fashion and entertainment industry to commend his “self-confidence and non-conformity”. He is stepping away from the traditional idea of what a rapper is supposed to dress and act like, perhaps more than we’ve ever seen before.
Lil Uzi Vert has also reaped an array of honors in recent months, from taking home the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards’ coveted “Song of the Summer” honors for “XO Tour Llif3” and scoring a “Top New Artist” nomination at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards to gracing the cover of The FADER’s best-selling “Sex Issue.” What’s more, Uzi earned a range of additional awards and nominations for Migos’ #1 smash single, “Bad and Boujee (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert),” including the BET Awards’ “Best Collaboration” trophy and nods for “Top Rap Song” and “Top Rap Collaboration” at the Billboard Music Awards. The 4x platinum certified single’s companion video was a 2017 MTV Video Music Awards “Best Hip Hop Video” nominee with over 44 million views at YouTube alone.
Having left an indelible, chart-topping mark on hip-hop and pop in 2017, this gifted artist is certain to take things even further in the future. Unpredictable, experimental, and utterly original, Lil Uzi Vert is indeed unstoppable.
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