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The Offspring Releases Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl

THE OFFSPRING REISSUES ‘CONSPIRACY OF ONE’ AS LIMITED-EDITION DELUXE COLOR VINYL TO COMMEMORATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS RELEASE

To commemorate it’s 20th anniversary, Conspiracy of One, the sixth album by punk rock trailblazers the Offspring, will once again be available on vinyl — the first time since its release in 2000. On December 11, Round Hill Records/UMe will release a deluxe version of Conspiracy of One pressed to yellow and red splatter vinyl, which includes spot gloss on the cover and a custom turntable slipmat featuring the Offspring’s flaming skull silhouette logo. A non-deluxe, limited-edition canary yellow vinyl variant will be available on uDiscover & The Sound of Vinyl. A standard black vinyl version will be released in early 2021. Listen or pre-order Conspiracy of One HERE.

All editions will feature the bonus track “Huck It.” The anthemic, sub-three-minute blast was featured on their 2000 VHS/DVD Huck It and used to soundtrack various skateboard stunts, including longtime Offspring drummer Ron Welty doing a successful board-to-board leap over two of his bandmates. “Huck It” will be released as a stand-alone digital single on November 13. In addition, the official videos for Conspiracy‘s first two singles – “Original Prankster” and “Want You Bad” – will be available on the Offspring’s Official YouTube channel in newly remastered HD.

Conspiracy of One, the first Offspring album of the 21st Century, was the fourth album from the game-changing punk group to be certified Platinum, a feat completed only a month after its release on November 14, 2000. The album is best known for its lead single, “Original Prankster,” a song that broke the Billboard Top 100 and hit Number 2 on the U.S. Alternative Airplay charts. The song and its mischievous video by director Dave Meyers included a funky sample from War’s “Low Rider” and a cameo from hip-hop legend Redman. The album’s follow-up single, “Want You Bad,” could be heard in the film American Pie 2 and the video game Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller.

About the release, Dexter Holland said, “When we put Conspiracy of One out in 2000, Bill Clinton was still President, and September 11 hadn’t happened yet. However, it was obvious that tensions were rising in the Middle East, and we could all sense that acts of terrorism were on the rise, both domestically and internationally.  In the U.S., we had all experienced the tragedy of the Oklahoma City bombing and had only recently apprehended the Unabomber, while internationally, there were instances of terrorism such as the sarin nerve gas attack in Japan, suicide bombing attacks in Chechnya, and the bombing of the USS Cole. It occurred to us that this was going to be a new way of waging war going forward.  While in the past, nations were generally attacked by other nations – army vs. army – we realized that the world was changing and that future attacks against our country were just as likely to occur by an individual or a small group…a “Conspiracy of One.” Of course, we had no idea what was in store for us on September 11, 2001, or how our title portended things to come.”

“Conspiracy of One seemed to come together pretty quickly, compared to some of other records,” said Noodles.  “It was our first time recording with Brendan O’Brien, and we learned a lot from him about how to get the sounds we were looking for. We still play ‘Prankster’ & ‘Want You Bad’ from this record, almost every show, and we’d like to add more to the set. ‘Come Out Swinging’ & ‘Million Miles Away’ always stoke the fans, and ‘Special Delivery’ was such a dynamic & fun part of our set when we played it back then. I still love all these songs.”

For Conspiracy of One, the Offspring used their flaming skull logo on an album cover for the first time — the now-iconic Alan Forbes illustration has since appeared on no small number of T-shirts, stickers, tattoos, and, recently, a custom tank in the multiplayer online game World of Tanks. The Offspring’s first collaboration with producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine), Conspiracy of One captures both the Offspring’s trademark locomotive pop-punk (“Come Out Swinging”, the 99-second “All Along”) and their genre-crossing experiments (the bridge of mid-tempo “Special Delivery” borrows the ooga-chaka from Blue Swede’s 1974 version of “Hooked on a Feeling”).

“Alan Forbes is a fantastic graphic artist who did the artwork on Conspiracy of One and “Huck It,” Dexter shared.  “We had been fans of his work for years and were thrilled to have him help us with our album package.  Part of our conversations with Alan were about how it would be cool to have an official Offspring band logo.  We worked together and came up with the ‘flaming skull.’   It’s been our logo ever since!”

With more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, The Offspring are one of punk rock’s most significant ambassadors. Since 1985, their lineup has featured vocalist Dexter Holland and guitarist Noodles, with the entirety of the 1990s, spent with the Conspiracy of One rhythm section of bassist Greg K and drummer Ron Welty. Featuring “Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated)” and “Self Esteem,” their 1994 breakthrough Smash remains the largest selling album ever released on an independent label, certified six times Platinum. The group currently has festival dates scheduled across Europe for the summer of 2021.

Conspiracy of One Tracklist:

Side A

1. Intro 
2. Come Out Swinging 
3. Original Prankster 
4. Want You Bad 
5. Million Miles Away 
6. Dammit, I Changed Again 
7. Living In Chaos 

Side B

1. Special Delivery 
2. One Fine Day 
3. All Along 
4. Denial, Revisited 
5 Vultures 
6. Conspiracy Of One 
7. Huck It 

ABOUT ROUND HILL MUSIC:
Founded by Josh Gruss along with Richard Rowe and Neil Gillis, Round Hill Music is one of the largest independent music rights companies in the world. Through its various divisions Round Hill provides a full administrative platform for songwriters and artists that delivers everything from sync licensing, song placements, music production, label services, and transparent, accurate global royalty processing and accounting.  Round Hill is proud to have recently partnered with Zync Music, a full-service creative sync team that specializes in placements for film, advertising, TV, trailers, sports & games.

Round Hill boasts an extensive catalog of music written, recorded, and performed by The Beatles, Eddie Holland, Trombone Shorty, Neil Sedaka, Gil Scott-Heron, The Rolling Stones, The Offspring, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Bon Jovi, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Celine Dion, ‘N Sync, Eric Carmen, Percy Sledge, Warrant, Bush, Katy Perry, and many others. Some of Round Hill and Zync’s current artists, writers, and producers include Valerie Broussard, Des Rocs, Morgan Taylor Reid, Tim Myers, Cobi, Gramatik, Shawn Hook, TT the Artist, Nick Waterhouse, Confidence Man, Katie Pruitt, Ryan Shaw, Langhorne Slim and bands such as American Authors, YONAKA, SHEL, BONES UK, Lettuce, Florida Georgia Line, Royal Teeth and Band of Skulls.  In addition, Round Hill and Zync represent a larger roster of talent for synchronization including ODESZA, Alabama Shakes, Rezz, Vulfpeck, Sleigh Bells, Jim James, Sofi Tukker, Toro Y Moi, VHS Collection, Unkle, Marc Broussard, Thutmose, Spiritualized, Sleater-Kinney, Jai Wolf, Estelle, Jarina De Marco, Black Lips and Bassnectar.

Round Hill Nashville’s roster of hit songwriters includes Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Jimmy Robbins, Wade Kirby, and Eric Arjes. Through a partnership with Big Loud, Round Hill Nashville also represents writers like Craig Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, and Matt Dragstrem.  

Round Hill’s catalog includes hit songs such as “Happy Together,” “All of Me,” “She Loves You,” “Video Killed The Radio Star,” “Calendar Girl,” “Living In America,” “Under The Boardwalk,” “Best Day Of My Life,” “Fever” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “The Kids Aren’t Alright,” “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Bye, Bye, Bye,” “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “Cherry Pie,” “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” “Land of A Thousand Dances,” I Got You (I Feel Good),” “Marry You,” “What A Wonderful World” and many more.

Round Hill has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, and London. 

ABOUT UMe:
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for UMG. Working in concert with all of the company’s record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, opportunities in new technologies, and an emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives to engage all types of consumers across multiple entry points and platforms.

Shenandoah – If Only

SHENANDOAH RELEASES “IF ONLY” WITH ASHLEY MCBRYDE AVAILABLE NOW

NEW ALBUM EVERY ROAD OUT NOV. 13
PRE-ORDER NOW

Momentum continues for Shenandoah leading up to the release of Every Roadas the GRAMMY®, ACM and CMA winning group releases “If Only” with Ashley McBryde today. The “sweetly nostalgic ballad (Rolling Stone Country)” is the third track to be released off the upcoming album, available everywhere Nov. 13 via Foundry Records, which also includes star power collaborations with Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson and Brad Paisley.

Download/Stream “If Only”HERE.

Pre-order Every Road HERE.

Rolling Stone Country exclusively premiered a first listen to “If Only” with Joseph Hudak writing, “Singer Marty Raybon kicks things off, reminiscing about sipping iced tea and wishing ‘this old world wouldn’t spin so fast.’ McBryde comes in with lines about main street and big dreams, offering a little grit to complement Raybon’ssmooth vocals.” McBrydeshared, “‘Would you like to sing with Shenandoah on their new record?’ It didn’t even take a whole second for me to say yes. I’m a true fan of the band and Mr. Raybon’s bluegrass stuff, too. I jumped at the chance to sing with him. I love this song… the message is so relevant and needed right now.”

Written by Lori McKenna, Phil Barton and Jaron Boyer, “If Only” follows “I’d Take Another One of Those” with Zac Brown Band and “Every Time I Look At You”with Lady A. To watch Shenandoah and Lady A’ srecent performance of their collaboration on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” click HERE. Led by frontman Marty Raybon and co-founding member Mike McGuire, Shenandoah’stimeless catalog of No. 1 hits solidified the group as a country music mainstay over the past 30 years. Every Road will be the band’s 10th studio album, and first album of all-new music since 1994, after notching 13 No. 1 hits and charting 26 singles on Billboard country charts throughout their career.

EVERY ROAD TRACK LIST:
Produced By: Buddy Cannon
Executive Producer: Cole Johnstone
Engineered & Mixed By: Tony Castle

1. “I’d Take Another One of Those” (with Zac Brown Band)
Brett Beavers, Stephen Robson, Brett James
*Zac Brown Band appears courtesy of Home Grown Music

2. “Make It Til Summertime” (with Luke Bryan)
Dallas Davidson, Marty Raybon, Mike McGuire
*Luke Bryan appears courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville

3. “If Only” (with Ashley McBryde)
Lori McKenna, Phil Barton, Jaron Boyer
*Ashley McBryde appears courtesy of Warner Music Nashville


4. “Every Road” (with Dierks Bentley)
Brett Beavers, Jamie Moore, Kevin Griffin
*Dierks Bentley appears courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville


5. “Then A Girl Walks In” (with Blake Shelton)
Adam Sanders, Lance Miller, Brad Warren, Brett Warren
*Blake Shelton appears courtesy of Warner Music Nashville

6. “High Class Hillbillies” (with Cody Johnson)
Marty Raybon, Mike McGuire, Wade Kirby, Jim Collins
*Cody Johnson appears courtesy of Warner Music Nashville/COJO Music

7. “Every Time I Look At You” (with Lady A)
Dallas Davidson, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood
*Lady A appears courtesy of BMLG Records

8. “Life Would Be Perfect” (with Brad Paisley)
Wade Kirby, Phil O’Donnell, Bill Luther
*Brad Paisley appears courtesy of Sony Music Nashville

9. “I’ll Be Your Everything” (with Carly Pearce)
Marty Raybon, Barry Hutchens, Mark Narmore
*Carly Pearce appears courtesy of Big Machine Records

10. “Boots On Broadway”
Austin Merrill

For real-time updates on Every Road, visit shenandoahband.com.

Follow Shenandoah on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

ABOUT SHENANDOAH:
GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM-winning hitmakers Shenandoah, fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, are celebrated for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the GRAMMY® winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Today that legacy continues as original members Marty Raybon and Mike McGuire launch a new chapter in Shenandoah’s storied career with Every Road, available everywhere Nov. 13, 2020. Raybon and McGuire formed Shenandoah in 1984 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with bassist Ralph Ezell, keyboardist Stan Thorn and guitarist Jim Seales. Shenandoah inked a deal with Columbia Records and began establishing a national fan base with their self-titled debut in 1987. However, it was the band’s sophomore effort, The Road Not Taken, that spawned their first top ten hits—“She Doesn’t Cry Anymore” and “Mama Knows.” Shenandoah followed with three consecutive No. 1 hits—“Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses.” “The Church on Cumberland Road” spent two weeks at the top of the chart and made country music history as it marked the first time that a country band’s first No. 1 single spent more than one week at the summit. It also helped propel sales of the album to more than half a million units thus giving Shenandoah their first gold album. Shenandoah became known for delivering songs that celebrated the importance of faith and family while reveling in the joys of small town life. “Next to You, Next to Me” topped the charts for three weeks and “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” a beautiful duet with Alison Krauss, won a Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the year and a GRAMMY® for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Shenandoah also won the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year in 1991.

Young Bombs & Darius Rucker – Wrong Side of Love

YOUNG BOMBS TEAM WITH SUPERSTAR DARIUS RUCKER ON COUNTRY-TINGED NEW SINGLE WRONG SIDE OF LOVE FROM DEBUT EP

The Young Bombs Show EP collects five recent heaters and the new Rucker-blessed single, listen HERE

Today, Young Bombs return with a wistful, country-tinged single featuring three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker called Wrong Side of Love. Built around Rucker’s honeyed croon, the story of lost love is the final single from the duo’s debut EP, The Young Bombs Show, also out now on Astralwerks. Listen to the song HEREand the EP HERE. The set gathers a string of singles that have established the duo as among the dance-pop world’s most vibrant and versatile producers, including the openhearted Better Day with Aloe Blacc and the swooning, optimistic Starry Eyes.

Wrong Side of Love shows off Young Bombs at their most emotional, lending a textured arrangement to Rucker’s poignant pining for a lover who’s fallen right back in somebody else’s arms. The song starts with roiling pianos and other homey instrumentation that might feel familiar to fans of Rucker’s country singles, but from there the song soars. Rucker moves beyond his pain into anthemic whoa-ohs as the track ascends into a synthy daydream.

It’s a different look for the duo, but Wrong Side of Love is a brilliant capstone to the run of singles that make up The Young Bombs Show. Young Bombs first came to widespread acclaim as esteemed remixers, sharing upwards of 50 beloved reworks of tracks for artists like Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, and Billie Eilish, among others. Since 2019, they’ve applied the same lively production to their own original tracks, which has resulted in the colorful singles on their new EP, spanning from heavenly bangers like Starry Eyes to more sensitive, stirring tracks like the Robinson-featuring High Road.

So far, the tracks on The Young Bombs Show have amassed over 65 million streams. As these songs have traveled, so has the duo. In recent years, they’ve played Lollapalooza, Ultra, Firefly Music Festival, and the Billboard Hot 100 Festival. They’ve also shared the stage with dance music luminaries like the Chainsmokers, Alesso, Galantis, and Diplo.

In just a couple of weeks, Young Bombswill be back with a video for Wrong Side of Love, a sign that even though The Young Bombs Show is a culmination of years of hard work, they won’t be stopping anytime soon.

About Young Bombs:

In 2019, Young Bombs make the bold leap from sought-after remixers to artists. That leap remains driven by a personal and creative chemistry forged way back in the Vancouver high school where they became best friends. With nearly 100 million streams in four years, the duo of Martin and Tristan cooked up 53 remixes by 2018. Along the way, they lent their talents to everyone from Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, and Lady Gaga to Billie Eilish, Alessia Cara, Post Malone, Khalid, and Bazzi. In addition, they attracted the support of Kygo and Don Diablo. Simultaneously, they graced the stages of blockbuster festivals such as Lollapalooza, Ultra, Firefly Music Festival, and the Billboard Hot 100 Festival. Not to mention, Young Bombs supported The Chainsmokers, Galantis, Diplo, and Alesso on tour around the globe and launched a coveted residency at Drai’s Beachclub in Vancouver. The upbeat and undeniable anthem Starry Eyes, their debut Astralwerks single, introduced a musicianship-centric style reliant on real instrumentation and genre-less creativity, shining a bright light on the future.

About Darius Rucker:

Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the music industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, he’s earned a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart, including RIAA Platinum-certified Learn to Live and True Believers, plus nine No. 1 singles at Country radio. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 8x Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s Wagon Wheel. His latest single, “Beers And Sunshine,” was written via a Zoom session earlier this year and calls for slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life when the world feels out of control. As a lifelong philanthropist, Rucker is a constant supporter of the MUSC Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. He has also raised millions of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament, as well as for more than 200 charitable causes supporting public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation. Rucker spent 2019 on the road with his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates for the Group Therapy Tour as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of generation-defining smash Cracked Rear View in addition to the November 1 release of Imperfect Circle, their first album in nearly 15 years.

Ted When – Morning Fool’s Gold Remix

TED WHEN’S MORNING FOOL’S GOLD REMIXES EP OUT TODAY

Nick Catchdubs, Jubilee, High Klassified, DJ SWISHA, YehMe2 And Promnite Also Contribute To EP

Download / Stream HERE

Motown/Blacksmith Recordings released Ted When’s morning FOOL’s GOLD REMIXES EP. Nick Catchdubs, Lxury,Jubilee, High Klassified, DJ SWISHA,YehMe2 and Promnite all members of the Fool’s Gold community of artists have remixed the songs from When’s solo debut EP, morning, which was released in July 2020.

Listen to Lxury’s remix of Edge Off HERE. The track is another slice of heady, ecstatic dance from the U.K. producer, whose music has been championed by the likes of A-Trak, Four Tet and Caribou.

Download / stream morning FOOL’S GOLD REMIXES HERE.

In its premiere of the YehMe2 remix of Eyes Closed, Dancing Astronaut said, YehMe2 has laid down a full-bodied and expansive remix of Ted When’s sultry track Eyes Closed Beginning the track with distorted guitar chords that lead straight into When’s smooth vocals, YehMe2 then transitions into a harmonic and groovy jazz aesthetic.

Collaboration is in Fool’s Gold’s DNA, note Fools Gold founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. The remix EP puts a FG spin on Ted’s unique voice and original songwriting, showcasing a wide range of sounds from the label’s friends and family with the anything-goes spirit of a handmade mixtape.

Born in Cedar Rapids, Ted formerly fronted the acclaimed indie band Mansions on the Moon. The singer/songwriter/producer has toured with Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller and worked in the studio with The Neptunes. All of these elements and experiences inform his new, genre-defying sound. Ted built his own home studio in Nashville and built this new phase of his creative life completely from scratch, no previous solo releases, no social media profile, just leading with the music. His history, though, comes out not only in the remarkable range of his sonics, but also in the heart of his writing. Wonderland hailed the genre-defying singer as a superstar in the making.

Track Listing morning Fool’s Gold Remixes

1. Nothing Left (Nick Catchdubs Remix)

2. Edge Off (Lxury Remix)

3. Guide Me Home (Jubilee Remix)

4. Good Things (High Klassified)

5. Good Things (DJ SWISHA)

6. Eyes Closed (YehMe2 Remix)

7. Donߣt Feel Like Feeling (Promnite Remix)

About Fool’s Gold:

Brooklyn-based record label Fool’s Gold was founded in 2007 by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs and quickly established itself with a non-stop series of releases bridging the worlds of hip-hop and electronic music, introducing artists like Danny Brown, Kid Cudi, Duck Sauce and Run The Jewels to the world while being praised as one of the most influential indies in the music businessÉd; by Pitchfork. With a clever and constantly evolving aesthetic for all Fool’s Gold visuals and merchandise, the company has become more than an independent music powerhouse, but a trendsetting lifestyle brand.
For over a decade, Fool’s Gold has continued to find new ways to excite and surprise their fans beyond records. Their annual DAY OFF series has become one of the worldߣs premier hip-hop festivals, a place where the entire creative community gathers as new stars are minted. Fool’s Gold’s flagship retail store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a striking architectural concept, featuring full seasonal clothing drops, limited-edition collabs and community events. Having put their unique stamp on music, events, retail, and beyond, there’s no telling what Foo’s Gold will lend their Midas touch to next.

For more information on Ted When:
Website

Instagram (@TedWhen)

Twitter (@TedWhenMusic)

Facebook (@TedWhenMusic)

The Kid LAROI – So Done

The Kid LAROI is “So Done” in his first song from forthcoming project. Teaming up with frequent collaborators Cole Bennett and Lyrical Lemonade, an exasperated LAROI vents his frustrations regarding love and romance in today’s new visual. Watch HERE. “So Done” is the first release off a new project that is coming soon amidst his new partnership with Spotify, becoming their third U.S. RADAR Artist this past Wednesday.

ABOUT THE KID LAROI

At only seventeen years old, The Kid LAROI made waves with his first major label mixtape F*ck Love debuting in the Billboard 200 Top 10. Managed by Grade A, home of Juice Wrld and other notable artists – The Kid LAROI continues to show incredible promise as he leads the artists to watch conversation. After receiving many notable co-signs from his peers, LAROI is on his way to becoming a household name.

ABOUT SPOTIFY RADAR

In March, Spotify launched their global emerging-artist program, RADAR, to help artists across all stages of their career use the strength of the platform to deepen connections to their audiences. They recently doubled down on that commitment by launching the RADAR Global Hub, and continuing to expand RADAR in the U.S. through our newest partnership with teenage hip-hop artist The Kid LAROI.

“The Kid LAROI is an artist we’ve been watching closely for the last eighteen months,” says Ned Monahan, Spotify’s Head of Global Hits. “LAROI developed a rabid fan base in Australia and then translated it to an even bigger audience in the U.S., which is incredibly rare and speaks to his potential as a global hit maker. The vulnerability and boldness of his music places him at the heart of young music audiences across the world. We can’t wait to see LAROI break on a superstar level.”

As a RADAR artist, LAROI will be featured on the RADAR playlist, he’ll create a Spotify Singles recording, and he’ll receive promotional support for his upcoming releases. The Kid LAROI’s campaign will also include a forthcoming mini-documentary to premiere later this November.

FOLLOW THE KID LAROI

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Devon Gilfillian – What’s Going On

WHAT’S GOING ON DEVON GILFILLIAN’S INTERPRETATION OF THE ICONIC MARVIN GAYE ALBUM IS OUT TODAY

Tune In October 23, For Gilfillian’s #PlayAtHome Performance On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The record is a perfect fit for Gilfillian’s smooth and soulful voice and it points toward ways to navigate the social and political chaos we’re experiencing today.

Capitol Records released What’s Going On Devon Gilfillian’s interpretation of Marvin Gaye’s landmark 1971 album. Download / stream HERE and order the vinyl edition HERE. He’ll celebrate the album’s release with a #PlayAtHome Performance for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, October 23.

Gilfillian recruited a stellar group of artists to collaborate with him, including Emmy and GRAMMY winning artist Jasmine Cephas Jones and GRAMMY nominee Ruby Amanfu. Jasmine Cephas Jones, who was a member of the original Broadway cast of Hamilton and starred in #FreeRayshawn, features on the title track. Listen to Whatߣs Going On HERE.

When sitting down to learn What’s Going On on my way to a protest, I broke down crying, recalls Devon Gilfillian. The words written 50 years ago rang so true and clear in that moment. I decided then and there I wanted to rerecord the entire album, learn it closely, feel every word, every melody, every instrument.

Ethiopia Habtemariam, President of Motown Records and Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group, says, The release of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On marked not only a pivotal moment in Motown history but in our nation’s history. Devon’s recording is deeply moving and demonstrates how these iconic songs are providing hope and inspiration to a new generation that is similarly committed to change and unity.

Rolling Stone recently named Gaye’s What’s Going On as the greatest album of all time. Gilfillian’s project was born from his mission to bring people together, further the conversation on racial injustice and raise voter awareness. It’s a natural follow-up to the message established in his top five AAA radio hit The Good Life and his recently launched The Good Life Fund, which supports organizations that are doing good in the world.
Gilfillian’s version of Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) was Music Choice’s Most Added Adult Alternative Song of the Week. View the official video HERE. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) was featured on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist.

Earlier this month, Gilfillian and his band played What’s Going On in its entirety during a livestream concert that benefited The Equity Alliance. Nashville Scene noted, Gilfillian & Co.’s 90-minute set served as a reminder of how great art can simultaneously address the moment in which it was created and have an impact that lasts long after that time passes.

Gilfillian’s debut album, Black Hole Rainbow, was released by Capitol Records earlier this year. The New York Times praised it as a formidable debut album and The Tennessean declared it one of the best albums released this year, period. Black Hole Rainbow also won a spot on Iowa Public Radio’s list of The Best New Albums (So Far) Of 2020.

He performed the national anthem at NASCAR 2020 on the day they banned the Confederate flag. Gilfillian has played numerous festivals, including Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz. He has supported such artists as Mavis Staples, Grace Potter, Local Natives, Lauren Daigle, KALEO, Michael McDonald, Chaka Kahn, Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Brothers Osborne and Michael Franti & Spearhead.

Track Listing Devon Gilfillian What’s Going On

1. What’s Going On (feat. Jasmine Cephas Jones)

2. What’s Happening Brother (feat. Ruby Amanfu)

3. Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky) (feat. Joy Oladokun)

4. Save The Children (feat. Jamila Woods & Jason Eskridge)

5. God Is Love (feat. Kyshona Armstrong)

6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

7. Right On (feat. Nickie Conley & DAVIE)

8. Wholy Holy (feat. A.J. Haynes (The Seratones) & Emoni Wilkins)

9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

Fousheé Signs with RCA Records

Today, genre bending singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fousheé announces she has signed with RCA Records. After garnering attention from the likes of SZA, Noname and more, and rising up the charts with her hit single “Deep End,” Fousheé first shared the news with her growing fanbase via Instagram. Click HERE to see her billboard announcement in Los Angeles.

On the signing, Chairman and CEO of RCA Records, Peter Edge says: “Fousheé is one of the brightest new voices with a clear creative vision and we are thrilled to welcome her to the RCA family. We look forward to helping her amplify her vision and reach new milestones together.”

Fousheé says: “I went with RCA because we speak the same music language. So many of who I’d consider to be the greats passed through there so I feel like I’m in good hands and it was important for me to still have creative control and a fair deal. I’m looking forward to pushing myself creatively. I want to create the soundtrack of this generation. “

Fousheé emerged this summer with the release of her track “Deep End” which garnered critical attention from the likes of FADER, OkayPlayer, Pigeons & Planes, 2DopeBoyz and more. Most recently Noisey included the track on their “Best R&B Songs of Summer 2020” list describing,”…a haunting voice…nestled comfortably on the production…At a time when so many of us were speechless [following George Floyd’s death], Fousheé found the words we wanted to say.”

Since then, the track has taken off hitting major milestones including reaching #5 on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart, landing in Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits, Pop Rising, Hot Rhythmic playlists and Top Global 200 (sitting at #73), as well as #1 on the Global Shazam chart. The track has been streamed over 30 million times worldwide and currently sits at #1 on Apple Music’s Alt R&B playlist.

Internationally the track has made waves as well reaching Top 5 on the Top Daily Spotify charts in various Eastern European markets including #1 in Russia.

Fans first heard Fousheé’s pristine vocals on Sleepy Hallow’s “Deep End Freestyle” track, but she was not named as the vocalist. After the track took off, her mother and sister inspired her to come forward in a TikTok video, which now has over 6 million views and fans called for her to release a full version which she released in July along with the Blaxploitation film inspired visual directed by Zachary Sulak.

Check out the billboard announcing her signing, listen/watch “Deep End” and keep an eye out for more on Fousheé coming soon.

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About Fousheé:

Born and raised in New Jersey, Fousheé  grew up with music in the forefront her entire life. Her mother, who hails from Jamaica, got her start in music as the drummer for a female reggae band named PEP before moving to America and starting a family. During her early childhood, Fousheé was exposed to a variety of different sounds from her mother’s record collection including Bob Marley, Toni Braxton and Etta James who she now counts as influences along with artists she personally gravitated to over the years like Frank Ocean.

Writing her first song at age six and performing with different girl groups created with childhood friends throughout her formative years, Fousheé  always knew that she wanted to pursue a career in music seriously. Yet, she found herself following in the normal footsteps of a teenager and enrolling in college, while still working on music and performing at local café’s on the side. It wasn’t until she and her mom were involved serious car accident that forced her to drop out and help her mom recover from injuries that she fully realized how important her dreams were and that was the turning point.

After living in NYC and experiencing the music scene there, she set her sights on LA where she was embraced by the music community of creators and began to pursue her dream, honing her craft and learning to play the guitar most recently. Fast forward to 2020, little did Fousheé  know that her voice would become streamed by millions as the hook on Sleepy Hallow’s viral track “Deep End (Freestyle),” influencing her to reveal her identity as the vocalist in a TikTok video that now has nearly 6 million views. With a clear creative vision and the release of her own full version of “Deep End,” Fousheé  is ready to show the world who she is.

Teyana Taylor – Lose Each Other

Superstar singer-songwriter/ actor/ director/ model/ dancer/ choreographer and auteur Teyana Taylor releases “Lose Each Other,” her latest self-directed video from her #1 R&B set THE ALBUM. The visually stunning new video features a special appearance from the legendary Elton John.

“’Lose Each Other’ is such a special record for me, and I wanted the visual to feel just as big,” said Teyana Taylor. “I told my team ‘you know what would be dope? If I could have Elton John open the video on the piano!!’” 

Teyana continues: “Not that I thought it could really happen, but just putting it out there in the universe lol. So as we were working through treatment ideas and solidifying logistics for the video, an international phone number calls me…. and for a second I almost didn’t answer, but my intuition spoke, I answered. All I hear is…’Hello darling, it’s Elton. I’d LOVE to do your video!’ I FREAKED OUT!”  

“When Teyana Taylor released her debut album, I became a huge fan. She was a guest on my Rocket Hour and I fell in love with her original spirit,” said Elton John. “Aside from her brilliant music, Teyana is one of the most visually dazzling artists working in music today. So I jumped at the chance to be in her latest video ‘Lose Each Other.’” 

The exquisitely choreographed extended video treatment of “Lose Each Other” is underpinned by a cameo from Elton John on the grand piano. Teyana uses bold imagery, high fashion, and modern dance to brings new dimension to the original two minute song that was first heard on THE ALBUM.

“As a director I wanted the imagery to be simple, yet powerful, which is why I choose an all-white background and bold looks,” said Teyana.  “I wanted my audience to understand how love’s hardships can also be beautiful. 

Teyana captured the second #1 debut of her career with THE ALBUM, taking the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and entering the Billboard 200 albums chart at #8, the highest pop debut of her career. Following the release of the album, she won Video Director of the Year at the 2020 BET Awards.

“Working with a legend like Elton was pure magic.  I feel so honored to have worked with someone of such legendary stature.  I am forever grateful to him for doing this for me!  Although we physically could not shoot together due to Covid, him and his team were very responsive all the way from London.  Y’all couldn’t even imagine how humbled I am, yet I’m feeling just a slight tinge of braggadocio, only a slight tinge though, lol like yeah, ya girl Tee & the legendary Elton John for the culture Pow! Just kidding…But seriously, thank you again Elton, you are TRULY a GEM!!!

THE ALBUM was tapped by Pitchfork as one of the “most anticipat­ed albums of the summer.”  In addition to “Wake Up Love,” Teyana’s masterpiece included her new graduation anthem “Made It,” pegged by NPR as a “a triumphant, isolation-proof anthem for the Class of 2020.”  In August, it was announced that “Made It” was picked by President Barack Obama as one of the tracks on his 2020 Summer Playlist.

ABOUT TEYANA TAYLOR

Being a jack of trades has enabled Teyana Taylor to become a master of all. From her smoky melodic vocals to her dynamic dance moves, the R&B superstar entertainer dips ’n dives between her talents as singer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreographer, actor, fitness guru, model, and mother. When it comes to describing herself, the Harlem native can only think of one word: Everything.

In 2014, Teyana’s love for the arts and R&B earned her the title of the first woman signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint. Teyana dropped her debut album VII in November 2014, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2014, cementing her position in today’s modern R&B field.

Soon after, Teyana went on to star in the internet-breaking video for Kanye West’s “Fade,” and scored her first MTV Moonman for “Best Choreography” at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
Upon the release of her second album, K.T.S.E. (acronym for Keep That Same Energy) an 18-month chain reaction was set-off for Teyana.  She performed the summer­time Top 10 R&B smash “Gonna Love Me” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  Hip-hop audiences embraced the RIAA gold “Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon, whose video was directed by Teyana.

K.T.S.E. then spun off the explicit “WTP (Work This P***y) whose video (again directed by Teyana) was nominated for “Best Dance Perform­ance” at the 32nd annual BET Soul Train Awards.  After releasing “Issues/Hold On” (whose video she directed), Teyana slayed the Ellen audience with her live performance of the evocative song in April 2019.  She was surprised on-air when Ellen presented her with the RIAA gold award plaque for “Gonna Love Me,” bringing it all full circle.

With her all-female production company The Aunties, Teyana has also directed videos for her peers like T.I. (“You”), Monica (“Commitment”), and Lil Duval (“Pull Up” featuring Ty Dolla $ign), as fans like Ms. Lauryn Hill and Elton John praise her boss moves.  Teyana’s star continued to rise in the tumultuous year of 2020, with the Juneteenth arrival of THE ALBUM containing the essential single + video releases “Wake Up Love,” “Made It,” and “How You Want It? (HYWI?)”. She earned Video Director of the Year Award at the 2020 BET Awards.

Part of what makes Teyana stand out from the rest is her ability to move with precision and poise in everything she does. From the studio to the stage, every idea is a project with the singer front and center with a vision all her own. With her musical inspirations like Aaliyah, Teena Marie, Mint Condition and Janet Jackson speaking to her soul, Teyana is aware her mission is larger than life. “I’m working on me every day and I think that’s my purpose,” she says, comparing her life to a never-ending book. “I’m still going, still mastering and being a better me.”

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Ella Mai – Not Another Love Song

After releasing her enchanting comeback single “Not Another Love Song,” Ella Mai returns today with the song’s striking new visuals. Directed by Lesean Harris — who previously helmed Usher and Ella’s fun-filled “Don’t Waste My Time” video — the effervescent singer flaunts her sensual side, romancing on her beau and showcasing their electric chemistry together. Watch HERE.

In an interview with Billboard earlier this month, Ella Mai expressed how her newfound evolution is translating to her new music. “I’m 25 now. Going into this sophomore album, I’m a lot more confident I think as an artist,” she says. “I know what I want to say and what I want to sound like. It’s been a different process in general and it’s been fun.”

Ella previously gifted fans live renditions of her new single during Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 2 and on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this month.

In 2018 Ella Mai’s first single “Boo’d Up” broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1 of any song by a woman on the R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard Airplay chart. Her follow-up single “Trip” peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and her album, Ella Mai, has almost 6 billion streams and is RIAA Certified Platinum. In addition to her chart-topping domination and success, Ella Mai has won several awards, including her first GRAMMY for Best R&B Song, three Billboard Music Awards including the coveted Top R&B Artist, three iHeartRadio awards including R&B Artist of the Year, three Soul Train Awards, and a BET Viewers’ Choice Award.

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TOBi – Elements Vol. 1

TOBI EXPERIMENTS AND GENRE BENDS IN NEW PROJECT, ELEMENTS VOL. 1

“… TOBi seamlessly shifting between rap, r&b, jazz and afrobeat with smooth flows and raspy vocals…” -The FADER

“With his weathered and wizened voice that effortlessly oscillates between singing and MCing atop butter-smooth, jazzy production, TOBi has been winning the attention of music lovers everywhere.” -COMPLEX

“ The Nigerian-Canadian singer and rapper TOBi redefines soul music by combining his diverse musical influences while representing his Nigerian upbringing.” -OKAYAFRICA


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Buzzing Lagos-Brampton bred, TOBi explores his musical influences in a new genre bending project, ELEMENTS Vol. 1. Diving into themes of growth, the evolution of relationships, resilience and Black joy, TOBi paints his canvas with a large international palette of producers from Canada to Europe continuing to create his “unapologetic soul music.”

Earlier this year, the rising star announced his partnership with Same Plate Entertainment/RCA Records along with single releases of the Juls produced, “Dollas and Cents,” a motivational anthem “Made Me Everything,” and “Shine.”

“I’ve always been against the idea of confining my art into a box, so this is my outlet to be free, expressive and experiment, says TOBi. I’ve got Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Grime and Afrobeats on here because it’s what I love. This isn’t the album, this is like my [Lil Wayne] Dedication series. I’m going to keep working with all my favorite producers and keep ELEMENTS alive for years to come.

In April 2020, TOBi released STILL + a deluxe version of his debut album which explored themes of vulnerability, post traumatic growth, self-reflection and masculinity of his time immigrating from Nigeria to Canada. STILL + added two new singles: “Holiday” produced by !llmind as well as “Paid,” followed by the City Blues Remix featuring The Game; “180 Remix” featuring Kemba and the “24” remix featuring all Torontonians SHAD, Haviah Mighty, Jazz Cartier and Ejji Smith. The project has a combined total of 17M streams across all streaming platforms. In January 2020, Complex Magazine voted TOBi as a top artist to watch.

ELEMENTS Vol. 1 TRACK LISTING

  1. Dollas and Cents (prod. by Juls)
  2. Made Me Everything (prod. by Alex Goose +)
  3. Conquest (prod. by Alex Goose +)
  4. Family Matters (Hannah V., Alex Goose)
  5. Silhouette (f. LOONY, prod by. SLMN)
  6. Beige (prod. by Harrison)
  7. Shine (prod. by NascentCoop the Truth +)
  8. Faces (prod by. SangoWax Roof)
  9. Matter (YOG$Public Library Committee)
  10. Still Singing (prod by TK Kayembe & Blanda)

WATCH MADE ME EVERYTHING

WATCH DOLLAS AND CENTS

WATCH CITY BLUES

WATCH 24 TORONTO REMIX

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