Anuel releases new single and music video Brother. The artist breaks down musical barriers and experiments with different sounds.
Anuel, one of the great leaders of Latin music, releases his new single Brother a song that promises to surprise the urban genre industry with its masterful fusion of Spanish, Trap, and alternative music. The song and its music video are now available on all digital platforms.
Anuel is an integral artist, composer, and successful businessman who is unquestionably one of the great references to Latin music. The singer, who has long been associated with the urban genre, now presents a new theme that combines Latin Trap, alternative music, and R&B sounds. This innovative rhythm fusion featured production from Hydemiyabi, Dim Cruz, and EQ, as well as lyrics about personal and emotional empowerment.
“Brother” debuts with its official music video, which was shot in the historic city of Madrid, Spain, by Conteni2 Media Group and directed by Anuel himself in collaboration with Tru Views.
“I am very happy with the outcome of this video; it is exciting to work as a director on my own music videos.” “I hope my fans enjoy this production and listen to this rhythm fusion that combines the best of two worlds,” Anuel said.
In addition to representing the lifestyle of a music star like Anuel, the audiovisual piece is full of bright colors, gold, European architecture, and a lot of “bling bling.”
Friendship, complicity, a unification of distinct creativities that meet along a shared border, exchanges, and contaminations of collective ideas. And the construction of the absolute pragmatism of bridges that form to connect different perspectives.
Gucci HA HA HA is a collection that represents the landing place of an inventive two-person journey, the synthesis of a friendship between Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, and the British singer-songwriter and actor, Harry Styles.
Gucci HA HA HA is not only a printed motif on a label, but the beginning of a jargon that has yet to be categorized and that defines the intersection of creative expression and shared perceptions of two different consciences: this is why it is a collection born from a creative relationship that self-generates from amusement and ends with the tangibility of a product. HA HA HA is the serial crasis of the initials of ‘Harry’ and ‘Alessandro,’ but it is also the onomatopoeic sound of the written essence of an emoji, the ‘laughing face.’ In fact, it is with this neological expression, ‘hahaha,’ that Michele and Styles have ended their messages to each other for years; two friends who find themselves sharing trips, experiences, and even those suspensions in time that are shared spaces in silence. Their relationship is one of complicity that allows for continuous exchanges because it recovers the true moral meaning of friendship: a sincere revelation and dedication of oneself towards the other, without duplicity and displays of power.
Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles met each other many years ago, right at the beginning of their careers as soloists: Michele following his debut as Gucci’s Creative Director and Styles just as he released his first album. The encounter immediately generated a relationship of exchange, of continuous creative contamination, and the drive to explore.
“Harry has an incredible sense of fashion. Observing his ability to combine items of clothing in a way that is out of the ordinary compared to the required standards of taste and common sense and the homogenization of appearance, I came to understand that the styling of a look is a generator of differences and of powers, as are his reactions to the designs I have created for him, which he has always made his own; these reactions restore me with a rush of freedom every time. The idea of working together came to me one day while we were talking on the phone: I proposed creating a “dream wardrobe” with him, starting from those small oddities that come together in childlike visions. We ended up with a mix of aesthetics from 1970s pop and bohemian to the revision of the image of the gentleman in an overturned memory of men’s tailoring,” says Alessandro Michele of an endeavor that connects two “I’s” to obtain an absolute “us” in which each resulting element is a plural creation that highlights the contamination of ideas and produces a singular organism.
Gucci HA HA HA is a playful collection designed to act as a herald of new visions of beauty, crafted with liberating codes that eliminate the ritual complexities of fashion collections and produce the sustainable spontaneity of ease, just as nature is easy even when it expresses itself with the vision of complexity. Jackets, coats, pants, shirts, and accessories that manifest a novel emotive passage able to construct a study on a surprising take on masculine elegance with clothes that declare their love both to the materials with which they are made and to the historical significance of their forms, volumes, and of the images they produce.
A dialog, a game, the complicit expression of a friendship that was formed from a planning that collects encounters, stories, similarities, and differences, to produce liberating codes.
Gucci HA HA HA therefore is an imaginative connection between Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles and gathers within a collection many elements that characterize the creative paths and peculiarities of the two artists, bringing them together in the synthesis of Gucci. Elements of English tailoring transformed in romantic accents from a new meaning of masculinity through the eccentric use of Prince of Wales check to create double-breasted coats, the essential preeminence of artisanal processes seen in the construction of jackets or in the details of covered and mother-of-pearl buttons of shirts. An artistic imagination that comes from creative instances that apply themselves to diverse expressions contaminate each other and become clothes that highlight formal developments of the historical significance of menswear: this is why alongside sartorial suits, treated denim jackets, and velvet suits in irregular hues, are unexpected printed pajamas and bowling shirts, lined coats with hoods and frog fasteners, and pleated kilts with leather regulating straps. All to underline the continuous acknowledgements of two creativities in each design that comprises the Gucci HA HA HA collection.
Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury brands, led by President and CEO Marco Bizzarri and Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Following the House’s centenary, Gucci forges ahead into the next hundred years, continuing to redefine luxury while celebrating the creativity, Italian craftsmanship, and innovation at the core of its values.
Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches.
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Multi-Platinum entertainer Kane Brown, releases his third studio album, Different Man, today (listen here). The 17-track album features previously released songs “Grand,” #1 song “Like I Love Country Music,” “Whiskey Sour,” #1 hit “One Mississippi,” “Leave You Alone” and features from Blake Shelton and his wife Katelyn Brown. The album showcases production work from Brown himself along with Dann Huff, Andrew Goldstein, Lindsay Rimes and Ilya Toshinskiy. In celebration of the release, Brown releases the music video for “Thank God,” a loving duet with his wife Katelyn Brown (watch here).
Brown has already been in full swing with promotion for the album. At the end of last month, he made history with his debut performance of his smash hit single “Grand” on the MTV VMA stage marking him as the first male country artist to hit the iconic stage (watch here). Brown will continue his release week with a two nights on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (9/13 & 9/14). Kane’s previously announced performance on Good Morning America will be rescheduled for a later date. Brown spoke with The New York Times for a profile and was featured in the Los Angeles Times Fall Music Preview.
Brown’s latest single, “Like I Love Country Music” reached #1 on the Country Radio charts last month. The accolade earned Brown his eighth chart-topping record on the Country Radio charts. Brown, who has garnered nearly 12 billion career streams to date, also earns his fastest rising single with “Like I Love Country Music.” Additionally, “Like I Love Country Music” topped the Australian and Canadian radio charts, marking Brown’s first 7-week run at the top of the Canadian charts.
Brown will be kicking off his global Drunk or Dreaming Tour on September 17, which will include his first touring dates to Australia and New Zealand as well as his long-awaited return to Canada, Europe and the US. Just announced earlier this week, the US leg of the tour will kick off in Grand Rapids, MI on March 16, 2023 and hit 23 US cities along the way before wrapping in Greenwood Village, CO at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 10. During the tour, Brown will perform his first solo headlining arena show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on March 31. Tickets for Drunk or Dreaming are on sale now. Visit his official site for a full list of tour dates, additional pre-sale and ticket on-sale information. Special guests Dustin Lynch, Gabby Barrett and LOCASH will join on select dates.
About Kane Brown
Named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world, Brown has ascended from social media notability to become one of country music’s most accomplished mainstays with eight chart-topping singles to his name. Noted as “the future of country music” (Billboard), Brown first broke onto the scene with the arrival of his self-titled, 2X Platinum debut album (2016), where he became the first artist ever to lead all five of Billboard ’s main country charts simultaneously. His debut effort, Kane Brown, topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for 13 weeks and garnered 7X Platinum-certified hits “Heaven” and “What Ifs”-the fourth and seventh most-streamed country songs of all time (U.S. Nielsen Country On-Demand Streams chart). With the release of his follow-up album Experiment (2018), Brown became the only male country artist in more than 24 years to have his sophomore album debut at the top of the Billboard 200.
Following Experiment, Brown released his multi-song project Mixtape Vol. 1 – which earned Brown an ACM Award nomination for Album of the Year (2021) and an ACM win for “Video of the Year.” A CMA, ACM, Billboard, AMA and People’s Choice Award nominee, Brown has collaborated with numerous artists including Grammy and Academy Award winning singer-songwriter H.E.R. (“Blessed & Free,”) DJ Marshmello (2X Platinum “One Thing Right”), Khalid and Swae Lee (3X Platinum “Be Like That”), “blackbear (Platinum “Memory”), John Legend (“Last Time I Say Sorry”), Camila Cabello (“Never Be The Same” remix), Brooks & Dunn (“Believe”) and Becky G. (“Lost In The Middle Of Nowhere” remix), Lauren Alaina (7X Platinum “What If’s” and Chris Young (2X Platinum “Famous Friends”), which became Billboard’s 2021 year-end No. 1 Country Airplay Song and earned a CMT Award for “Collaborative Video of the Year.”
WILLOW has released a new single “curious/furious” from her forthcoming album – <COPINGMECHANISM> out September 23.<COPINGMECHANISM>was produced by WILLOW and Chris Greatti and follows 2021’s explosive release, lately I feel EVERYTHING. Fans can pre-save <COPING MECHANISM> today and pre-order the album on CD and cassette. This past week WILLOW also announced a performance at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on September 26. Tickets on sale HERE.
WILLOW has released two additional tracks from <COPINGMECHANISM> beginning with the single, “<maybe> it’s my fault,” and followed by “hover like a GODDESS,” along with a visualizer directed by Jaxon Whittington and edited by Dana Trippe. “WILLOW’s gearing up to release her next album,” said Stereogum, “and it’s taking her in the direction of harder rock. She’s no stranger to heavy music, but that darkness is allowing WILLOW to explore other sides of herself as well.”
WILLOW has been road-testing the songs from <COPINGMECHANISM> over the past months while on a major North American tour with Machine Gun Kelly. She’s also just back from stops across UK & Europe in Reading, Leeds, Munich and Dublin, and released a live performance of “hover like a GODDESS” from Lollapalooza Chicago. She’ll play Firefly Festival on September 22nd and iHeart Festival in Las Vegas on September 24th.
WILLOW’s 2021 album, lately I feel EVERYTHING, showcased her pop-punk sound and featured heavy hitters such as Travis Barker, Avril Lavigne and more. Since its release, l.i.f.E hasamassed 400million global streams. WILLOW was nominated for “Best New Alternative Artist” at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, and was named Billboard’s Greatest Pop Stars of 2021: Comeback Artist of the Year. The albumfeatured the platinum-certified single, “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker,” which was a top 5 record at Alternative radio, netting over 300 million global streams to date. “Easily the best and most assured music of her career so far,” said The New Yorker. “The album is the first to maximize her talents, externalizing the pent-up, dialed-up angst of her adolescence.”
After years of anticipation, Ari Lennox looks to sweep the world of R&B Soul off its feet again with her sophomore outing age/sex/location. Released via Dreamville / Interscope Records, the 12-song effort will certainly place Ari in the pantheon of R&B Soul music after her sweltering first single, “Pressure.” Produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, the sugary anthem had fans hooked and enthralled as it topped the Adult R&B Airplay chart. As the new vanguard of Soul, Ari Lennox ramps up the intensity with her standout tracks “Hoodie and “Queen Space” with oft collaborator Summer Walker. “Queen Space” first originated from her EP Away Message. The short set was an anticipation-setter as Ari tantalized her fanbase with a brilliant appetizer littered with sultry vibes. Age/sex/location is a stellar entry point for new fans eager to dive into the creative mind of Ari, who gained mainstream notoriety with her acclaimed 2019 debut album Shea Butter Baby. Listen HERE.
The build-up for age/sex/location was headlined by a week full of celebrations for Ari and her newest masterpiece. First, she held an intimate listening party in New York City before spending time in her hometown of Washington DC for a comedy night hosted by KevOnStage at DC Winery, another night enjoying the city’s best GoGo music hosted by Ari herself and then finally partnering with Amazon Music on album release day for the project’s release party. To close things out, Ari will hold an exceptional live performance at a secret location in New York City on Sept. 11.
Age/sex/location is the hotly anticipated follow-up to Ari’s acclaimed 2019 debut, Shea Butter Baby. The project, now with over 1.4 billion global streams, spawned significant hits: the RIAA platinum-certified title track, featuring Dreamville label head and marquee artist J. Cole, the fan-favorite, gold-certified singles “BMO” and “Whipped Cream,” and “Up Late,” whose intimate video drew praise from ESSENCE, Noisey, Pitchfork, and Billboard. Awards recognition capped off the debut era with nominations at the Grammys (for her contribution to Dreamville’s album, Revenge of the Dreamers III), three 2019 Soul Train Awards, and two 2020 NAACP Awards.
Chart-topping rapper, producer, and XO artist NAV has released his fourth album, Demons Protected By Angels. Executive produced by NAV & Amir “Cash” Esmailian, the album features Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Future, Don Toliver, Lil Durk, Bryson Tiller, Babyface Ray, and Realest K with production from NAV, Wheezy, Pro Logic, Boi 1da, Money Musik, Tay Keith, BenjiCold, Rex Kudo and more. Demons Protected by Angels includes the previously released singles “Never Sleep” ft. Travis Scott and Lil Baby, which quickly amassed over 40 million streams in a month, as well as the pensive “Wrong Decisions” track, which Nav produced and directed the video for. The album art was created by famed German-born, New York City-based visual artist Erik Parker.
For the release, NAV teamed up with VLONE for a limited edition run of merch inspired by the album. The VLONE X NAV DPBA https://shop.navmusic.com/.
NAV’s most recent effort, his 2020 Emergency Tsunami mixtape, garnered praise from GQ, Complex, Hypebeast, and more, plus earned Nav his debut late-night TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! His past two studio albums, Good Intentions (2020) and Bad Habits (2019), debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 100. Additionally, he’s amassed over 9 billion global streams, 4 Billboard Top 10s, and 11 Hot 100 hits. This year alone, three songs earned RIAA-Platinum certifications with 2X Platinum “Tap” (feat. Meek Mill), 2X Platinum “Myself,” and “Up.”
Expanding upon her globally critically and commercially acclaimed landmark Spanish language album MOTOMAMI, ROSALÍA today releases MOTOMAMI +, a deluxe version of the album. Fans will now be able to enjoy her most recent breakout hit “DESPECHÁ,” a remix of “Candy” featuring the hugely popular Chencho Corleone from Puerto Rico, a live version of “LA FAMA” and four brand new tracks. Listen to MOTOMAMI +here.
Fans’ curiosity was peaked with ROSALÍA sharing snippets of new music during her MOTOMAMI World Tour and then confirming its existence at her show in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 3.
“Despechá” continues its ascent, currently sitting at #1 in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala and Panama; it is also trending real time at #5 on the Latin BDS Chart and #2 on the Tropical BDS Chart. The track debuted to immediate fan and critic support: it was the #1 streamed global new release on Spotify and El Pais declared it “…the song of the summer”. The video was filmed on location in Mallorca and directed by Mitch Ryan; watch here.
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LA FAMA (Live en el Palau Sant Jordi)
Currently, ROSALÍA is in the midst of her first ever global tour – MOTOMAMI WORLD TOUR – with sold-out shows across the continents. With fans lining up days in advance at each venue, the positively reviewed tour has been delivering an unforgettable evening of innovative choreography, visuals and ROSALÍA’s distinctive world class vocal capability throughout a 30+ song production.
“The new queen of pop dazzles at the first concert of her tour… this is the future… a sensory feast of [such] exact minimalism. it not just breaks the fourth wall, it shatters it. Rosalía’s voice is precise, exciting and takes songs to another dimension – showing that she sings deeper than anyone else… She can conquer the world singing in Spanish, [and is] going to put an end to the Anglo-Saxon hegemony of world pop.”
The massive Live Nation produced tour – which ultimately travels through 46 cities in 15 countries – just wrapped up the run through Latin American and will next head to North America before wrapping up in Europe on December 18th with a performance at Paris’ Accor Arena. Rolling Stone noted that “Rosalía delivers a wild, innovative pop spectacle on her own terms.” For more information or tickets please visit rosalia.com.
Simultaneously, ROSALÍA’s MOTOMAMI album (already the #1 Album of The Year by consensus critical acclaim’ according to Metacritic) continues to delight audiences. MOTOMAMI has collected numerous recent “Best Albums of 2022 -So Far” picks from outlets including:TIME, ROLLING STONE, BILLBOARD, VARIETY, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, VULTURE, HYPEBEAST, ESQUIRE, STEREOGUM, CONSEQUENCE, OF SOUND, COMPLEX, SPIN and many more. MOTOMAMI + will be sure to follow suit.
Rising R&B superstar Paloma Fordkicked off New York Fashion Week 2022 with a unique, one-night-only music showcase on September 7 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, New York, in partnership with UnitedMastersand Crown Royal Apple via their renowned ‘Breakout Sessions’ series. The R&B maven curated a melody of hits from her previous bodies of work, Nearly Civilized (2016), X Tapes (2020), and teased a preview of new music she is slated to release for her next body of work X Tapes II.
“It’s always a magical moment when you perform and see people singing with you, feeling the same emotions. Nothing compares to it. That’s what we do this for; human connection.” – Paloma Ford
The musical arrangement for the night, supported by background vocalist Dazmin Laster and guitarist Dennis Lorenzo, started with a refreshing performance of her breakout hit “Do It Again” as she led into tracks from X Tapes, including fan-favorite “Heartbreak on the Westside.” Without surprise, Paloma also performed her latest sizzling hit, “Bentley Truck,” which arrived a few short months ago and received recognition on Apple Music playlist(s) ‘New in R&B,’ ‘Brown Sugar’; Amazon Music’s ‘Brand New Music,’ Fresh R&B,’ Breakthrough R&B’ playlists + more. The momentous set was concluded with a preview of a new track, rumored to appear on X Tapes II, “Where Did You Go.”
On the fashion sector, Paloma was styled in a full all-white look from emerging designer TDionne to start off the night. Shortly after, Paloma made her way to Diesel styled in a complete look of their latest collection as she commenced NYFW. While in town Paloma is set to support an array of presentations, including Tia Adeola, No Sesso, Kim Shui, PUMA and more. The relationship with Tia Adeola has gone on to be a special relationship for Paloma that started when she walked as a model for Tia’s debut show in 2019. Since then, Paloma has become a natural muse for the brand, starring in Tia’s fashion film ‘Black Is Beautiful, which premiered via Vogue in 2020 and more.
Paloma is set to unveil a few more surprises very shortly as she sets the stage for new music and more!
JUNO Award-winning pop songstressJESSIA dazzles with the release of her latest pop-rock infused anthem ‘One Of The Guys’ available now via Artist Driven Records in partnership with Republic Records. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter verifies that she is too hot for the “friendzone” with her trademark candid delivery juxtaposed against a mischievous sentiment, that navigates the separation of friend from lover. Harnessing her familiar vulnerability throughout the self-penned track, JESSIA once again delivers a powerfully spiky and captivating pop anthem that overflows with crisp rock guitar licks and relatable themes of self-worth, discovery, and heartache – all packed within an up-beat, sonically cohesive production.
With an impressive list of accolades under her belt, 2022 shows no signs of slowing down for JESSIA, who took home “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the 2022 JUNO Awards where she was nominated for four awards including “Single of the Year”, “Pop Album of the Year” and the coveted “TikTok JUNO Fan Choice Award.” The pop-songstress has been showcasing new music including her recently released power-ballad ‘Next Time’ as support across 10 European dates with One Republic, and two sold out shows with JP Saxe in Toronto, in addition to opening for Maroon 5 at the 2022 RBC Canadian Open. This month, JESSIA returns home to perform at Rifflandia Music Festival in Victoria (9/18) before heading to the notable Austin City Limits Festival during its first weekend of performances on October 8.
KO Média is excited to unveil the September issue of ELLE Canada, featuring British singer-songwriter Adele. The multi-Grammy-award-winning star finally opens up about the difficult decision to cancel her Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. “The first couple of months were really, really hard,” she says. The star dives into how she went into hiding after the dramatic cancellation announcement on Instagram, her reasons for doing so and how the last-minute decision actually “made [her] confidence in [herself] grow because it was a very brave thing to do.” During the intimate interview at her home in July, only weeks out from her half-decade-long stage break, Adele spoke about the incredible arrangement she and her former partner have when it comes to co-parenting their son and even gushed about being madly in love—and joked about being unmarried (for now)—with her new man, sports agent Rich Paul. But it wasn’t all lighthearted. The singer went into detail about enduring the lowest points of her career, feeling lonely, experiencing anxiety attacks and finding herself again through fitness and kickboxing. Now Adele is on her way back to Las Vegas, and the response has been better than she could have imagined.
With the strongest of the summer season’s rays behind us, it’s time to stock up on hydrating foundations and skin-perfecting serums to help restore our skin after all the sand and sun we indulged in. For readers trying to hold on to the warmth for as long as possible, we take a look at Barcelona’s hottest spots, highlighting where to stay, what to eat and where the best shopping is in the Catalan city. And nothing says endless summer like the fresh, romantic scent of roses, which are the highlight of Lancôme’s French estate and its timeless perfume line.
Looking ahead, our biggest trend reports have the scoop on what you’ll want to wear and how you’ll want to style your hair and do your makeup for the fall season. And with the inevitable return (at least in part) to the office, the baggy, flowy, oversized power suit—inspired by the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Martin Margiela and Yohji Yamamoto—has made its way from the runways into our closets. Work attire has finally shifted from tight and structured-tight to loose and comfortable—think Zendaya in Valentino’s latest ad campaign. Just add this season’s neon liner, bold lips and big accessories, and “What should I wear to work?” will seldom be a question in the morning. However, heading back to the office doesn’t come without a shift in work-life balance. Val Desjardins, our new health and wellness contributor, explains her holistic approach to adopting new habits and pursuing daily pleasure, making the transition to a new normal a breeze.
This issue also focuses on female empowerment. We spoke to multi-Juno-winning R&B artist Savannah Ré about her new album as well as bestselling author Lisa Taddeo about how she helps readers grapple with feelings of loneliness and grief. We also have advice for Canadian women on how to ask for a raise or promotion—and get it too—and we chatted with actor Myha’la Herrold about feeling bold, confident and empowered in her career. But empowerment isn’t only career-focused; non-binary and transgender people are starting to feel more empowered through their hair. New salons are ditching the old-school binary haircuts and opting for more inclusive services, allowing everyone to express themselves through their hair.
On the fashion front, up-and-coming South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi is creating a legacy through his designs and using the skills of local people to create his brand’s blueprint. And we take a closer, more critical look at the well-intentioned trend of donating clothing. What we discovered is that a large majority of these pieces end up in the oceans, on beaches and in landfills in other countries, like Ghana. This piece makes us rethink the Instagram trend of having a different outfit for every post, the ethics of fast-fashion companies like Shein and how we can reduce our carbon footprint when it comes to our closets.
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