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ALESSO – SOMEBODY TO USE

Today marks the premiere of “Somebody To Use,” the exhilarating new single from GRAMMY-nominated producer/dance artist Alesso. “Somebody To Use” comes with a toxic mix ready for the clubs too. Watch the new video HERE.

In a glorious moment of worlds colliding, “Somebody To Use” once again proves Alesso’s incredible talent for merging the massively catchy melodies and raw emotion of pop with the forward-thinking sound design of boundary-pushing dance music. Built on a heavenly backdrop of glistening synth and gorgeously cascading beats, the track surges forward with an unstoppable energy paired with velvety vocals. The result: a full-tilt anthem that invites both total surrender and pure catharsis. Already familiar to fans, Alesso has teased and performed the highly anticipated “Somebody to Use” on his sets for the past two years.

“Somebody To Use” arrives as the follow-up to “Chasing Stars,” Alesso’s collaboration with Marshmello, featuring GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter/guitarist James Bay. Soon after premiering in August alongside a beautifully surreal video directed by Jake Jelicich (Dua Lipa, Niall Horan), “Chasing Stars” shot to #10 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart, ultimately spending 11 weeks there. The original track was followed by a VIP mix from Alesso (available HERE) and the breathtakingly intimate ”Chasing Stars (Stripped) [feat. James Bay]” (listen HERE).

Aside from “Chasing Stars” Alesso takes part in the Blade Runner: Black Lotus Soundtrack with Danna Paola on “Rescue Me“ and recently partnered with OneOf – the green NFT platform built for the music community – to release his debut NFT collection “Cosmic Genesis.”

ABOUT ALESSO

A global maverick in the dance world, Alesso has repeatedly proven that his influence transcends boundaries and crosses over into countless genres to that end, he’s collaborated with such eclectic artists as OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Calvin Harris, Tove Lo, Liam Payne, Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso, Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line, Anitta, and more. With his past hits including the platinum-certified “If I Lose Myself“ and gold-certified “Under Control,” the Sweden native has also found major success with “Calling (Lose My Mind),” which topped the Billboard US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. On Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, his massive breakup anthem “Let Me Go” collaboration with Hailee Steinfeld and Florida Georgia Line reached No. 9, while “Is That Me” peaked at No. 25. In 2020, he released a pair of hit singles: “Midnight,” featuring former One Direction member Liam Payne, and “THE END“ with goth-pop singer/songwriter Charlotte Lawrence. To date, he’s performed at international festivals ranging from Tomorrowland to Ultra Music Festival to Electric Daisy Carnival, with his national TV experience including closing out GMA’s Summer Concert Series, performing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and taking the stage at the AMAs.

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LORDE – SOLAR POWER BONUS TRACKS

LORDE RELEASES TWO SOLAR POWER BONUS TRACKS “HELEN OF TROY” AND “HOLD NO GRUDGE” AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE NOW

“FALLEN FRUIT” MUSIC VIDEO DROPPED EARLIER THIS WEEK FROM CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED THIRD STUDIO ALBUM SOLAR POWER

GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist LORDE took to her Solar Power Institute Bulletin earlier this week to drop the surprise music video for “Fallen Fruit” and announce the release of her Solar Power bonus tracks, “Helen of Troy” and “Hold No Grudge” to DSPs. The songs are available to stream everywhere and the music video is available to watch now.

Of the bonus tracks LORDE says, “These songs were fun explorations on the album journey. They didn’t quite fit into the track list for whatever reason but they’re both big tunes.”

Of “Helen of Troy” she says, “We wrote it super quickly in the tiniest room at Westlake where we did a bunch of Melo and it was fun the whole time. It’s super off the cuff lyrically, almost ad-libbed, and you can hear me starting to figure out some album themes…”

When writing of “Hold No Grudge” she says, “HNG is a sort of composite portrait of when relationships turn sour, being trapped in the ice but remembering the warmth.”

Of the “Fallen Fruit” music video LORDE says, “In the Solar Power video, you were introduced to the island as a lush paradise — glistening water, blue skies, not a grain of sand out of place (barring that pesky beach trash…). Cut to: humans doing as they do, getting greedy, treating the land with disrespect and stripping it of its beauty. There’ll always be another pristine place to start again, right? The gardens that were once lush and fruitful are now on fire. The fishing boats are busted up and overturned. All that’s left of the peaches are their pits. Amid all that, my character makes a choice.”

The artist’s latest visual gives fans a deeper look into the universe of Solar Power. Depicting human destruction and the Global climate crisis, the video is a powerful statement of the times.

The two bonus tracks were originally debuted exclusively on the Music Box and are now available at DSPs everywhere.

About LORDE

In 2013, a 16-year-old LORDE quietly, yet confidently asserted herself as the voice of a generation with her full-length debut, Pure Heroine. The album would go triple-platinum, win two GRAMMY® Awards, and spawn the certified Diamond, record-breaking, international juggernaut single, “Royals,” and quadruple-platinum follow up “Team.” The former cemented LORDE as “the youngest solo artist and the only New Zealander to achieve #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1987.” Time exalted her amongst the “Most Influential Teenagers in the World,” she landed on Forbes’s “30 Under 30” List, graced the cover of Rolling Stone and performed alongside Nirvana during the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. She also curated the official soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and recorded “Yellow Flicker Beat” as the lead single. In 2017 LORDE released her second full-length studio album, Melodrama which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, making her the first ever NZ artist to land a #1 debut album in the United States. The album reached #1 in over 45 countries and earned LORDE a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2018 GRAMMY® Awards. LORDE makes her highly anticipated return with critically acclaimed new single, “Solar Power,” from her third full-length studio album, Solar Power, due out August 20th. LORDE currently has over 12 million albums sold worldwide and over 10 billion streams worldwide.

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BILLIE EILISH × ELLE CANADA

KO MÉDIA REVEALS A BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL NOVEMBER ISSUE OF ELLE CANADA

KO Média is excited to unveil the November issue of ELLE Canada featuring Billie Eilish. The singer-songwriter opens up about making music, directing her own videos and evolving her style no matter what people have to say about it. “You’re not even supposed to really know who you are until you’re at least my age or older,” says the 19-year-old, admitting she struggles with the vitriol from certain fans over her experimentation with fashion. “It’s very dehumanizing.” And now that her sophomore album has debuted at number one around the world, Eilish reflects on her creative process during lockdown. “The album came from a lot of self-reflection,” she says. “Happier Than Ever is really just me processing trauma. Making (it) was cathartic and freeing.”

Post pandemic freedom is fueling a new version of glamor for the 2020s that combines liberation and self-expression (with a priority for sustainable choices). When it comes to fashion trends, this edition runs the gamut — from playful, luxurious silhouettes and rebellious blends of punk and prep to plush accessories and denim everything. We even look back at futuristic wardrobes inspired by the cosmos. Plus, we reveal the cream of this year’s crop in makeup, skincare, hair care and body care products with results from ELLE’s Beauty Grand Prix.

For a dollop of inspiration, we talk to Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi about being an unapologetic voice of reason, paving the way for women in the media and publishing her first children’s book (about food, of course). Dame Helen Mirren reflects on being a L’Oréal Paris ambassador at 76 and why the word “swagger” should replace “beauty”; Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars fame discusses her healthy approach to social media; and Toronto-based actor Bilal Baig talks about crafting the style of a gender-fluid character for prime-time television.

Women take center stage in articles about the rise of diverse female voices in the graphic-novel world and Canadian Black women in the film industry who are breaking the mold. But things also get dark as we explore the dangers of skin bleaching and involuntary celibacy among women driven by a toxic blend of misogyny and impossible beauty standards.

In design, creative director Willo Perron steers his multi-faceted career toward new territory with furniture; two architects take on the challenge of modernizing a 17th century canal house in the heart of Amsterdam without losing its character; and Montreal designer Jessy Colucci lets his intuition guide the slow creation of collections in an industry defined by fast-paced seasonal cycles.

And before the first snowfall, find out if ditching the city for life on the farm feels as enchanting in person as it looks on Instagram, and (re)discover how to get joy out of your running practice.

The November issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on November 18, 2021.

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INTERVIEW WITH SHERI MILLER

Singer-songwriter Sheri Miller releases her new single “Born To Love,” a tender, instant classic from her 6-song collection, Waking Up To This Miracle Life, out November 19. Recorded with GRAMMY-winning producer Jeff Bova, Miller’s timeless collection is at once ecstatic and incisive, brimming with joy even as it reckons with struggle and heartache.

The songs here are radical acts of self-love and empowerment fueled by raw emotion and explosive energy, and Miller’s mesmerizing performances are utterly transcendent to match, her voice shifting from hushed intimacy to soaring grandeur with the preternatural ease of Ann Wilson or Brandi Carlile. Add it all up and you’ve got a rich, cinematic masterpiece about embracing the beauty and magic of being alive, a celebratory ode to love itself from an artist who passionately lives to create. I got the opportunity to speak with Sheri Miller about her upcoming EP.

  1. What inspired this album?

When writing this record, ‘Waking Up To This Miracle Life,’ I felt inspired how it’s a miracle to be alive; especially at this time. To wake up every morning with a heart beating of its own independent accord, lungs breathing oxygen without us turning on a power switch, seeing beautiful blue skies with our open eyes, smelling delicious fragrances of trees, roses, jasmine, freshly-baked soft chocolate chip cookies, hearing glorious notes resounding from orchestras, brass bands or finely crafted pianos, guitars, drums, listening to golden-throated voices, touching luxurious silk fabrics, and feeling magnificent emotions of love, appreciation, happiness, fun, exhilaration!

How being alive in our physical bodies is such a gift; what an extraordinary miracle we have our genius cells working symbiotically in mysterious harmony. Though I don’t understand electricity or the miracle of being born, I’m glad to be here! This record celebrates life passionately. Especially after pandemic, it feels so good to focus on the magnificence of being alive. We did it! We made it. How blessed and lucky we are. No matter what struggles you’ve gone through (we all have), there’s always hope, fun, and even joy waiting closely; You’re never alone. If you believe in yourself, trusting there’s unseen help available to us- closed doors open, our timing gets good, and avalanches of beautiful opportunities flow like rivers into our experience. Your tiny extra bit of optimism cracks the door open to success, love, and more of your dreams realized. I choose to keep waking up to this miracle life.

  1. When did you start making music?

I started making music at eight, taking classical piano lessons with a strict teacher. My free, wild, creative spirit rebelled against the boring confines of practicing already written music, when I wanted to compose and paint new melodies, paired with new words and lyrics, creating new musical paintings. So, I spent much of my practice time composing dozens of new songs, pouring out complete melodies, lyrics, chords. Anthems about rocking the nation, songs about eternal, everlasting, pure love and world peace, love songs to my mother, and “The Lost Tribe,” a song about a wandering tribe in the desert, buffalo and surviving. I still have these handwritten 8-year-old songbooks, and I’ve written hundreds of songs since age 8. I consider myself a ‘music lifer,’ writing songs and performing for the sheer feeling of joy and pleasure; as I evolve as a human, so does my music, songs, and art. I am my best masterpiece.

  1. Who are your musical inspirations? 

My musical inspirations started with my mom, who’s a magnificent opera singer, classical pianist, composer, and storyteller. I love the Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Paul Simon, Rodger & Hart, Duke Ellington, Beach Boys, Rickie Lee Jones, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Mozart, Tchaichovsky, Piazolla, Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Prince, Queen, Freddy Mercury, Tom Petty, Bob Marley, James Brown, Gershwins, Rumi, and brilliant musicians I work with Jeff Bova, Kate Baker, Will Lee, Tim Pierce, Chris Lord-Alge, Frank Filipetti, Joe Zook, Dave Eggar, Paul Shaffer, Steve Cropper. There are endless musicians who inspire me, flowing through every time I create. I appreciate all who’ve come before, paving this golden trail of delights.

  1. Did any of these musical influences specifically inspire this album?

Writing “Gold Hearted Man” on my big acoustic-electric 1969 sunburst Guild hollow body guitar, I felt the presence of blues legend John Lee Hooker. It almost felt like he was guiding my hands and heart to new undiscovered places within me, creating a song ship sailing to unchartered territories in my musical landscape. There are traces of Joni Mitchell in “Empty Sky” and hints of the Beatles in “Everybody Feels This Way Sometimes.” Honestly, I believe every note, sound, visual, smell, every idea that’s ever touched us, is interwoven into the gorgeous colorful, rainbow fabric quilt of art, we create.

  1. What made you decide to become a singer songwriter?

I never made a conscious decision to ‘become’ a singer-songwriter. Thank God, for me it was a natural, easy, gradual, ‘gentle push’ of spirit; my soul led me to this choice. It chose me, I chose it, I decided to answer the calling. I believe we are all called to something, and it’s never too late, no matter what age, circumstances, to answer this calling, following your bliss. My story is magical, powerful synchronicity at work. While in college, I was secretly writing lyrics in my bedroom and taking jazz piano lessons 20 minutes away. I started receiving the thought ‘wouldn’t it be nice to have a little keyboard in my bedroom, so I could write songs easily? I can’t fit a piano, I don’t have lots of money, wouldn’t a little keyboard be nice?’

I started dreaming up this idea for months, until it exploded vividly one Sunday morning. I woke up in a surreal, groggy state, having passionately dreamt of owning a little Casio keyboard the night before. Instead of walking to the library, taking the faster, straight-shot city street path, I felt magnetically drawn, with a strong impulse, to take the longer, beautiful, winding path across campus. While on this scenic route, I passed a one-day church sale, selling the exact Casio keyboard I dreamt the night before!  It was $20, and ecstatic by this little miracle, I began joyfully composing songs in my bedroom on this Casio keyboard. It felt like my soul gave me the gentlest, loving push and wink, to trust myself; sometimes the longer, winding path has magic. Faster isn’t always more rewarding or satisfying. From that day forward, I’ve been composing and performing. The Casio keyboard manifesting was a tiny miracle of magic. Miracles exist everywhere, if you choose to open your eyes, and allow yourself to dream.

  1. Are there any special moments you’d like to share while making this EP?

For “Gold Hearted Man” basking in the afterglow of a soulful kiss, inspiration poured through me, and I composed this song in a hurricane flood of emotion. Initially I felt uncomfortable channeling this sensuality in the studio, but when the recording light blinked, BOOM, we cut vocals lightning speed. I’m proud of how we captured the passionate feeling in this recording.

For “Born To Love,” Day 1, I thought we had the “perfect” vocal after comping. The next day, after singing for 5 hours, the producer asked me to sing one last take. I said “sure” to humor him, though thinking “there’s no way we can use it, I’m too tired.” So I let go, singing effortlessly, easily, naturally, without trying. I got out of my own way, allowing the song to speak, my soul to speak. When I opened my eyes, thinking everyone would say it’s a throwaway vocal, instead they said “that was a Grammy-Award winning performance!” Stunned, I listened back, and realized MAGIC HAD FLOWED, when I surrendered, letting go of getting an “amazing vocal.” This live vocal became our “final vocal.” I learned sometimes “magic” is better than “perfect.” I trust the magic now.

  1. Is there a specific flow/genre to this EP that you’d like the audience to follow?

However your heart and soul calls you to listen. Follow your instincts.

  1. If you had to describe the “story of this release” in one paragraph, what would you say?

“Luminous, passionate, triumphant, love-filled collection of artistic songs inspires the hearts, connects with the souls of many, to remember and awaken to the brilliant, magnificent miracles in their own lives.”

  1. What’s next for you?

I’m thrilled with the new, inspired songs I’ve been composing and writing. I have endless new records in me, and I am happily, eagerly anticipating recording the new songs, and performing them. What’s next? More fun. More joy. More treasure chests of glittering new songs. More inspired new records. More exhilarating live performances. More artistic discoveries of wonder. More magnificent miracles revealing themselves, as we keep waking up to this miracle life.

Presave Waking Up To This Miracle Life here.

Tracklist
1. Gold Hearted Man
2. Waking Up To This Miracle Life
3. Born To Love
4. Joyful Love
5. Everybody Feels This Way Sometimes
6. Empty Sky
7. Gold Hearted Man (Chris Lord-Alge Radio Edit)
8. Gold Hearted Man (Joe Zook Radio Edit)
9. Waking Up To This Miracle Life (Chris Lord-Alge Radio Edit)
10. Empty Sky (Radio Edit)

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Ashley Kutcher – Fake Bitches

Rising pop singer/songwriter Ashley Kutcher unleashes her explosive new single Fake Bitches with accompanying music video out today on Interscope Records. The 22-year-old artist holds nothing back on the track, using her soaring vocal melodies to tear into fakes, flakes, and haters.

The idea for this song came about after talking about my transition from nursing to signing a record deal” says Ashley on the creation of ‘Fake Bitches.’ “While it’s an exciting stage of my life, I have also received a lot of unwanted “feedback” from people around me. This made me realize that as I’ve gotten older, I really only have a couple of real friends that truly have my back. I wanted to make a fun song that people can relate to when it comes to knowing who the real people in your life are, and of course, knowing who’s definitely not.”

The scathing, yet sincere track starts on the defensive. “I know I got a couple things to prove,” she admits in a bold, breathy croon. A moody guitar builds into a fist-pumping chorus as Kutcher flexes her vocals and shows her teeth. “One more basic conversation. Fuck no baby, I can’t take it,” she sings. With production by Los Angeles duo Afterhrs (who’ve co-written and co-produced tracks for artists including Louis Tomlinson, Maroon 5, and One Direction), “Fake Bitches” is a fun, feisty spin on Kutcher’s poignant, confessional songwriting.

“Fake Bitches” arrives amid a productive streak for Kutcher. She recently shared the sentimental single “Favorite What If” and the softly cinematic “If I Could,” the latter of which has gathered nearly 2 million Spotify streams since its April release. This recent run follows Kutcher’s breakout debut song, “Love You From A Distance,” which has amassed over 36M combined streams across Spotify and Apple Music, and earned placement on highly coveted playlists including Pop Rising, Fresh & Chill, Alone Again, and more.

With nearly 36K TikTok creates under her belt and radio placement from BBC Radio 1’s “Best New Pop” and Sirius XM’s “The Pulse,” the Baltimore native has started to embrace her place as one of pop music’s most affecting newcomers. Tracks like “Fake Bitches” show her songwriting prowess and range, something she’ll only continue to develop as she works on her debut EP, which is due to be released later this year on Darkroom / Interscope.

About Ashley Kutcher

Baltimore, MD, singer, songwriter, and artist Ashley Kutcher distinguishes herself as the kind of raw talent equally at home on the stage of a neighborhood watering hole or live on social media. Post-high school, she pursued a nursing degree at Towson University. While at Towson, a local bar came across a video of her singing online and invited her to perform on their stage. This opportunity opened the floodgates as Ashley quit her waitressing job shortly after and logged regular marathon sets, often playing four hours per night. During her senior year, she uploaded a demo of her original composition “Lust” to TikTok. The video instantly gained traction and garnered thousands of views in just 48 hours. To sustain this momentum, she released a follow-up demo called “Hands To Myself” to streaming platforms and the song quickly surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify. While her nascent fan base continued to grow, Ashley came across a tweet from blackbear that read “hit me up if you don’t like me. As her creative neurons began to fire, she used the tweet as inspiration and responded with her own song similarly named “HMU if U Don’t Like Me,” which went on to quickly rack up another million streams.  At this point, she realized the power of transforming a post into a song and did the same thing with “Love You From a Distance,” setting TikTok on fire with just a D.I.Y. performance clip from her bathroom. Produced by Eric Taft, the song quickly eclipsed 9.5 million Spotify streams as she signed to Darkroom/Interscope Records (now at over 36M combined). Amassing 20 million streams independently and 20 million TikTok views, Ashley’s heartfelt honesty captivates on a series of singles for Darkroom/Interscope and her forthcoming 2021 debut EP.

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Blackstarkids – Fight Club

BLACKSTARKIDS FIGHT CLUB Single & Video

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Debut Album Puppies Forever Arriving October 15 via Dirty Hit PRESS HERE to Pre-Save

Joining beabadoobee’s U.S. Headline Tour this November – PRESS HERE for Tickets

BLACKSTARKIDS are at the height of their powers – Billboard

Taking the media they loved growing up in the 2000s and combining it with their formidable songwriting and producing talent, [BLACKSTARKIDS] are creating captivating, timeless sounds at an incredible pace. – MTV

BLACKSTARKIDS have already caused a stir with their recent singles. Although they are fresh out of high school, [Whatever, Man] is impressive in its scope and executed with the grace of a veteran group – UPROXX

BLACKSTARKIDS have released their brand new single FIGHT CLUB, the second track from their upcoming debut album Puppies Forever out October 15 via Dirty Hit. PRESS HERE to listen to FIGHT CLUB, a cheeky anthem that showcases the unapologetic, confident sound of the forthcoming album. FIGHT CLUB sees BLACKSTARKIDS launch out of the gate and directly into your faces, oozing with swagger as Ty, Deoindre, and The Babe Gabe trade off verses with ease.

PRESS HERE to watch BLACKSTARKIDS as they take over a convenience store in the energetic, self-directed music video for FIGHT CLUB. PRESS HERE to pre-save Puppies Forever.

‘FIGHT CLUB’ really captures the way we feel when we’re all together and everything is going smoothly for us, says BLACKSTARKIDS on the single.

FIGHT CLUB follows the recent release of BLACKSTARKIDS’ serotonin-laced lead single JUNO, an indie-pop bop described by Ones To Watch as the sort of rare track that combines all your teenage phases into one intoxicating amalgamation. PRESS HERE to listen.

Hitting the road for a string of dates with GroupLove in September and Glass Animals soon after, BLACKSTARKIDS will embark on a nationwide, 26-date tour alongside Christian Leave in support of beabadoobee on November 1 that will include a hometown show in Kansas City and stop in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, and more. PRESS HERE to purchase tickets. Full routing below.

Receiving critical acclaim and praise from MTV, UPROXX, Billboard, Alternative Press, Ones To Watch, Rolling Stone France, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY, Coup De Main, and more for their shimmering Gen-Z anthems, BLACKSTARKIDS are well on their way to indie stardom. Last year, BLACKSTARKIDS released their full-length project Whatever, Man, the final piece to their black coming of age trilogy following projects Surf in 2020 and Let’s Play Sports in 2019. Whatever, Man incorporates each member’s wide-ranging influences into one body of work and is fueled by the sounds of artists from Toro Y Moi, N*E*R*D, Smashing Pumpkins, and Weezer, to Outkast, Odd Future, and A Tribe Called Quest. A winding maze of surprise and discovery, Whatever, Man’s string of critically acclaimed singles, including BRITNEY BITCH, FRANKIE MUNIZ, ACTING NORMAL, and TANGERINE LOVE – grasp their blissful DIY sound which blends garage rock with synth-punk and hip-hop to usher in a new surge of indie. The body of work also features the track FRIENDSHIP, which contains personal messages from fellow Dirty Hit signees Matt Healy of The 1975, beabadoobee, and more.

Dubbed a 90’s baby literacy test by Earmilk, BLACKSTARKIDS – Ty, Deiondre, and The Babe Gabe – showcase their witty personalities and depth as musicians by seamlessly blending nostalgic pop culture references with their effortlessly cool, genre-blending sound. Now, gearing up for the release of their debut album Puppies Forever, BLACKSTARKIDS are ready to share how their experiences have made them who they are and how they fit into society today.

Follow BLACKSTARKIDS via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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Amber Mark – Foreign Things

AMBER MARK RELEASES FOREIGN THINGS

THIRD SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

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PLAYING SOLD OUT LONDON LAFAYETTE AUGUST 24TH

Relationship woes never sounded this sexy – Pitchfork

Amber Mark is a pop star waiting to happen – Boston Globe 

New York based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark releases Foreign Things following its premiere last night on BBC Radio 1 as the Hottest Record. Foreign Things is the third single to emerge from her forthcoming debut album, coming soon via PMR/Interscope Records. The track is accompanied by a stunning official video co-directed by Amber with best friend Satya Zoa, with Foreign Things serving the first chapter of a 5-part anthology of the album’s videos set to form a short film to be released alongside the album. Amber will also play a special, one-off sold-out show at London’s Lafayette tonight – her first live show since the pandemic and an exciting preview of further live shows to be announced soon.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR FOREIGN THINGS HERE

Of the song Amber says, Foreign Things is about the excitement of new experiences. The thrill of newness. This marks the start of my journey towards self discovery and serves as a precursor to the enlightenment and self love that’s achieved in previous singles Worth It and Competition. So excited to continue to piece this story together!

While April’s release of Worth It, which NPR featured as one of their Favorite Songs of 2021 (so far), marked the first official single since 2020’s Generous, 2020 was still a hugely productive year for Amber. With her hometown of NYC hit hard in the first wave of the pandemic and placed under strict lockdown, Amber turned to her simple home studio to create an acclaimed series of home-produced covers and originals titled Covered-19, each accompanied by a homemade video and artworks. The series was followed by a collaboration with longtime friend Empress Of on the protest song You’ve Got To Feel, earning Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, Tune Of The Week and a spot on the Radio 1 playlist. Earlier this year Amber was featured on legendary DJ Paul Woolford’s new piano-house track HEAT, again snagging Annie Mac’s Hottest Record and a long run across the Radio 1 and 2 playlists. Having already amassed over 300 million streams since the release of her breakout debut EP 3:33AM in 2017, news on Amber’s debut album will follow soon.

Find Amber Mark online via her website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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L’Freaq – Showgirl EP

L’FREAQ SHARES OF BATTLE CRY TITLE TRACK FROM UPCOMING EP SHOWGIRL OUT NOW

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NEW DARK SYNTH-POP EP SHOWGIRL DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 VIA POSITION MUSIC

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Fans of FKA Twigs and Banks would be remiss not to check out synth-pop enchantress L’Freaq – Billboard

L’FREAQ’s blend of gothic sensibilities and sultry soulfulness manages to continually hit the marks of bona de pop bangers. – NYLON

LA-based dark-synth pop artist, L’FREAQ, shares her live and unplugged version of her battle cry title track, Showgirl, from her sophomore EP, Showgirl, due out on September 23, 2021 via Position Music. She also recently shared a lyric video of the single. The word power stands boldly takes its place in front of the red curtain in the lyric video, and in the new live version — L’FREAQ’s voice alone is full of potent, passionate energy. Her raw performance, only accompanied by an acoustic guitar, proves every lyric’s realness in every note. On the new video, she says:

A big goal of mine with the singles from this EP was to show that they could sound great stripped back with just guitar and vocal. Sometimes I want to hear what something sounds like at its bare bones. I am grateful for the guitar stylings of Alejandro Amezquita and the directing and editing skills of Kevin Erickson, who also worked on the other two videos from this series.

Furthering the story from the debut single and music video for Gimmick, it’s clear that the upcoming EP is absolutely stacked with metaphor, all-star fashion, witchy babe vibes and an important message about the role media plays with children — especially young women. L’FREAQ is turning trauma into triumph, tapping into her heart and getting out of her head.

From puppet to powerhouse (just like in The Gimmick video), L’FREAQ breaks free of the monotony and shreds through the brainwashed stereotypes, as she literally shreds on a guitar. Gimmick showed L’FREAQ embodying themes of resiliency in a time of self-doubt, combining heart-pounding beats with passionate lyrics about believing in the power that everyone inherently owns and nobody else can take away. It also emphasizes L’FREAQ’s expansive robust range (Refinery29), which is also on full display in her recent live and unplugged version of Gimmick. This new track follows in those footsteps and takes it further into a deeper love of music, family and personal freedom.

Having recently performed for Backline’s Set Break live stream alongside Alanis Morissette, Tom Morello, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles and more to raise funds and awareness for mental health services to be distributed to music industry for free, L’FREAQ has been a champion for her community. This song is another chapter of that consistent commitment to rise up and bring people with her.

L’FREAQ, continues to remain an open book of emotions for fans as she lays out her own experience with rejection and struggles with mental health. L’FREAQ belts, Got the courage to be vulnerable, got the guts to wear the crown, cause I dare to bare it all, I refuse to water down, as a testament of truthfulness and self-confidence even when it’s hard. Intimacy on this level allows L’FREAQ to push the storyline forward when it comes to believing in dreams as a reality, especially in the face of adversity. NYLON says, Look at L’FREAQ, draped in jewels and Cleopatra-esque eye makeup; then look a little harder. Behind the artifice, integrity abounds.

L’FREAQ is all about being inclusive, and she is outspoken when it comes to defending the underdog. As an ally of everyone on the spectrum of gender and sexuality, bullies, racists and sexists are not allowed in L’FREAQ’s kingdom. She also shows her love for those closest to her, by highlighting their work: namely her fashion photographer mom, Kelly Cappelli (as seen in Vogue), who does all the photography and artwork for L’FREAQ.

The new release follows L’FREAQ’s debut EP, Weird Awakenings, which played with themes of self-discovery, as well as her 2021 single Make Me Move. Armed with a full book of poetry, L’FREAQ took pieces of her work and composed songs with Mike Irish, who also produced and mixed the EP at Shifted Recording Studios. The EP was mastered by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis London Music. They took their time in discovering a sound that felt genuine, one that explored all the raw places she had been longing to find. Together, they created a modern amalgamation of L’FREAQ’s dark, thoughtful poetry and her raw musical instincts, which inevitably alchemized into songs that are all at once aggressive, sensual and moving.

Having shared a stage with ABBA, India.Arie and Jakob Dylan, it’s important to note her live performance prowess, even without tour dates on the books (speaking of longing). L’FREAQ played a packed NYC performance debut at SoHo House, and channeled Britney Spears (especially during her ferocious Toxic cover), Nick Cave and Beats Antique vibes. The Deli Magazine later dubbed her NYC’s Favorite Emerging Artist. She’s also currently playing Amy Winehouse in Las Vegas show 27, and has been featured on the news several times for her iconic portrayal of Winehouse, who inspired her to sing in the first place, leaving audiences moved to tears from the experience.

With over 500k streams, 240K plays on YouTube, and songs featured in Riverdale, Playboy, Netflix’s Dating Around, Good Trouble, FBI, The Voice, City on a Hill and more, all born from her 5-song debut EP, it’s safe to say this follow-up EP is highly anticipated. Stay tuned for more visual components to follow, along with brand new singles. Showgirl is on the way.

Track listing: SHOWGIRL EP

  1. Gimmick
  2. Showgirl
  3. Take You Down
  4. LOUD
  5. Nothing on Me

PREVIOUS RELEASES BY L’FREAQ:

LISTEN TO MAKE ME MOVE HERE

WATCH NEW SKIN HERE

LISTEN TO WEIRD AWAKENINGS EP: HERE

WATCH WEIRD AWAKENINGS VIDEO: HERE

WATCH MOONLIGHT VIDEO: HERE

L’FREAQ is the alias of Brooklyn and LA-based singer/songwriter Lea Cappelli, who crafts songs inspired by pop and R&B but with a biting edge. Some highlights of her career include performing privately for Muhammad Ali, sharing the stage with Jakob Dylan, and performing with Grammy-winning artist India.Arie.

L’FREAQ released her EP, Weird Awakenings, to critical acclaim in October 2018 and was voted one of NYLON’s 20 Best Releases. The EP has also garnered radio play and enthusiastic reviews in the US, UK, Europe, and Australia. Her second music video was premiered by Billboard while her most recent music video, New Skin, was released exclusively through NYLON which noted integrity abounds throughout.

Playboy recently used the title track Weird Awakenings in its groundbreaking video of actor Ezra Miller, while another song from the EP, I’ve Become a Thief has been featured in the trailer for the CW’s hit show Riverdale. L’FREAQ was recently voted NYC’s Favorite Emerging Artist in an open poll sponsored by The Deli Magazine, and can be seen this fall on her upcoming west coast tour in support of the Weird Awakenings EP.

For more information on L’FREAQ, please visit their website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Spotify.

Image via Republic Records for 360 Magazine

Jeremy Zucker – Cry with You

JEREMY ZUCKER DROPS NEW SONG CRY WITH YOU

MORE NOISE !!!! FALL 2021 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON SALE NOW

LISTEN HERE

WATCH VISUALIZER HERE

Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter, and producer Jeremy Zucker reveals his latest song, Cry with you, from his forthcoming new album—listen HERE and watch the visualizer HERE!

On Cry with you, Jeremy’s voice echoes through soft acoustic guitar and lo-fi D.I.Y. beats. The track culminates on a tearful promise, Darling, I’ll cry with you. His intensely emotional lyrics and raw delivery captivate with honesty and illuminate another side of his ever-evolving vision as part of this next chapter.

Jeremy says, six or so months ago, one of my best friends was going through hell. i was living in new york, they were in la. we would facetime every couple days, just for them to cry and vent to me about the shittiness of what they were going through. i was doing my best to be there for them without actually being there, and it didn’t feel like i was doing enough. one day i blurted out, ‘if i can’t be there with you, i’ll just cry with you.’ of course it turned into a song. check up on your friends.

Earlier this summer, Jeremy released his summertime anthems, 18 and HONEST, which have been praised by Billboard, Consequence, Entertainment Tonight, Ones To Watch, Variance Magazine, and more. He also announced his Fall 2021 MORE NOISE !!!! North American Tour, which kicks off on October 19th in Portland, OR and runs through the end of November, making stops at Los Angeles’ The Novo on October 27th, New York’s Terminal 5 on November 18th, and more—see the full list of tour dates below. Tickets are on sale now here.

Over the past year, Jeremy teamed up with Chelsea Cutler for the brent ii EP (2021) and released his debut album love is not dying (2020) to critical acclaim. He also performed singles on The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series, and TODAY.

Stay tuned for more music and announcements to come from Jeremy Zucker!

ABOUT JEREMY ZUCKER

Jeremy Zucker’s music unfolds like the kinds of stories you share with your best friends. It’s that intimate, detailed, personal, and meaningful. This approach has cemented the New Jersey-born singer, songwriter, and producer as a quietly impactful voice for Gen Z—and beyond. Since emerging in 2015, he has amassed a staggering 5.3 billion global streams and sold 3 million albums. His catalog consists of definitive anthems, such as the Gold-Certified records talk is overrated feat. blackbear and all the kids are depressed and Platinum-Certified records you were good to me with Chelsea Cutler and the breakout comethru, which The FADER hailed as the intoxicating crush anthem that’s become his calling card. He has teamed up with likeminded visionary Chelsea Cutler for the collaborative EPs—brent [2019] and brent ii [2021]. His full-length debut, love is not dying, bowed in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart and garnered widespread praise. office magazine raved, the 13-track album reiterates Zucker’s penchant for honest reflections through sincere lyricism, while Wonderland won’t blame you for deciding to stan immediately. Not to mention, he’s received further acclaim from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, PAPER Magazine, and more. In 2021, he’s set to release his anxiously awaited second full-length album, introduced by the soundtrack-worthy single 18.

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Nordista Freeze album cover from Jim Merlis, Big Hassle Media, for use by 360 Magazine

Nordista Freeze – All I Wanna Do

Nashville-based psych-pop singer-songwriter and showman extraordinaire Nordista Freeze has announced today’s premiere of a stellar new single. “ALL I WANNA DO” which is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; an official music video – directed by Nashvillian Hayes Harmon premieres today via YouTube.

“‘All I Wanna Do’ is a love song, inspired by The Hollies & the 60s Merseybeat-style. It’s a song about driving all night to see your sweetheart. Together, my band and I tracked a majority of the song on tape, layering vocals, 12-string guitar & autoharp for a warm, timeless sound.” – Nordista Freeze

“All I Wanna Do” is the second song from Nordista Freeze’s eagerly awaited new album, BIG SKY PIPE DREAM, due everywhere on Friday, September 10. Listen to “All I Wanna Do” and pre-order Big Sky Pipe Dream here.

Watch “All I Wanna Do” here.

Nordista Freeze will celebrate BIG SKY PIPE DREAM with tour dates around the country, beginning July 27 at Grant’s Lounge in Macon Georgia. Additional dates will be announced – for updates and ticket information, please see the Nordista Freeze website.

Tour Dates

August 7 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl

August 8 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

August 14 – Chattanooga, TN @ Arts Avenue

August 21 – Clarksville, TN @ Possum Stock

August 27 – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

August 28 – Westminster, SC @ Hyp-Fest

September 10 – Nashville, TN @ Fairlane Hotel

September 11 – Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr

September 12 – Knoxville, TN @ New Ground Music Festival

September 13 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle

September 15 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone

September 16 – Tulsa, OK @ Mercury Lounge

September 17 – Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s Live

September 18 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 51st Street Speakeasy

September 19 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

September 24-26 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest

September 27 – Sisters, OR @ Suttle Lodge & Boathouse

September 29 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

September 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge

October 2 – Reno, NV @ Off Beat Music Festival

October 7 – Trinidad, CO @ Trinidad Lounge

October 8 – Pueblo, CO @ Blo Back Gallery

October 9 – Manitou Springs, CO @ Lulu’s Downstairs

October 10 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

Track Listing

Dolphin

Wysteria

First Time

Hey GiGi

All I Wanna Do

Leaving Me Master

Wonderball

Slow It Down

Text Me Back

Fight Song

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