For the first time ever, the Louis Armstrong classic, “What a Wonderful World,” is getting a music video.
The song, which was released in 1967, has become as iconic as Armstrong himself and is Verve‘s most streamed jazz song with more than a billion streams.
You can see the video by clicking right here. With every single frame created by hand by Springtime Jellyfish, it’s beautiful and meticulous enough to make you believe that the world truly can be wonderful, even with everything going on today.
Written by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele, it was meant to heal a nation in the middle race riots and anti-war protests. Does that sound at all familiar? Maybe this is the perfect time for the song’s video to be released.
Louis Armstrong is also the perfect voice for the song of multiple generations.
Bob Thiele said, “We wanted this immortal musician and performer to say, as only he could, the world really is great: full of the love and sharing people make possible for themselves and each other every day.”
Released by ABC Records, it wasn’t originally a hit. It topped charts overseas, but didn’t become a megahit in the United States when it was featured in “Good Morning Vietnam.” It cruised up the Billboard chart to No. 33 and became a mainstay in American pop culture. It was eventually inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 1999.
The video was released in honor of Armstrong’s birthday, premiering on Facebook and reaching over 5 million views.
It’s now available right here for anyone to see and be reminded of how wonderful the world truly is.
Jacob Banks, a Nigerian-born singer based out of the U.K., released a brand new song Wednesday titled “Stranger.”
The song comes with a new music video depicting the emotions of growing apart from a loved one and putting the pieces back together once it’s over. Banks sings, “Stranger, once upon a time we were the chorus.” You can see the video by clicking right here.
Sillkey co-produced the song with Banks, and the two use R&B and progressive electronic synths to build to an eruption of strings and keys.
Banks also directed and starred in the music video himself. He places himself and the female co-lead close enough to touch, but something non-physical continues to prevent them from reaching each other.
Masego released a brand new song Wednesday from his upcoming experimental EP inspired by trapphouse jazz.
The new song is titled “Passport,” and it comes with a brand new music video that you can see by clicking right here.
Masego will use that trapphouse jazz inspiration to explore every step of a relationship, showing his evolution, both as a person and as an artist, while unable to perform for crowds.
His brand new EP will follow up his 2018 album “Lady Lady,” which propelled him into the spotlight. Listeners have streamed “Tadow,” the leading single from “Lady Lady,” over half a billion times, making it certified gold by the RIAA. It was also used in over 2 million TikTok videos.
The Pa’ La Culture Day initiative gives fans a chance to see the “Pa’ La Cultura” music video which features David Guetta, Thalia, Sofia Reyes, Abraham Mateo, De La Ghetto, Manuel Turizo, Zion & Lennox, Lalo Ebratt and Maejor.
Fans will also be included in the festivities using Instagram effects, reels and Facebook Live.
Proceeds from this event will go to National Day Laborer Organizing Network‘s Immigrant Worker Rights Safety Net Fund to help immigrants affected by COVID-19. The Nation Day Laborer Organizing Network’s program called ART/WORKS will also receive a portion of the money to promote the voices of migrant artists.
Lex Borrero, the co-founder and CEO of NEON16, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Facebook and extend our purposeful initiative to its global audience. Human (X) is rooted in elevating the myriad voices of those that are often unheard and we couldn’t think of a better audience to help us further amplify this cause.”
Mottola agreed, saying, “Music has always been a source of healing and bringing happiness and joy into people’s lives.. it also is a source of provocation and can motivate and inspire people to do great things and has been behind the most powerful movements in the world.”
To see the video for “Pa’ La Cultura,” you can click right here.
Big Sean is once again on top.
His brand new album “Detroit 2” is his third consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It’s also his fifth consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the rap chart and his fourth consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the R&B/hip-hop chart.
“Detroit 2” features artists like Nipsey Hussle, Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign, Post Malone and Travis Scott. Big Sean premiered the music video for his song “Lithuania” Sept. 4 and performed “Harder Than My Demons” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Sept. 8.
Before the album’s release, he also released videos for songs like “Deep Reverance,” “Don Life,” “Body Language” and “Everything That’s Missing.”
“In the world of Detroit 2, there’s always an answer. It’s a place where every pain can be fixed, any heart can be mended, and all obstacles are surmountable,” Rolling Stone said.
Detroit Free Press said, “Shimmering, textured and often explosive, ‘Detroit 2’ finds the rapper born Sean Anderson in a confident creative space.”
To stream “Detroit 2” on Spotify, you can click right here.
By Cassandra Yany
Marshmello sported a Premiere Apparel Tie Dye Hoodie to promote his new song and music video with Demi Lovato. The electronic music artist and pop singer took to Instagram on Thursday to share the release of their track “OK Not To Be OK” and the accompanying music video. In the photos, Marshmello is wearing a tie-dye hoodie by the LA brand Premiere Apparel.
The color-infused “Rain Forest Hoodie” pairs perfectly with the DJ’s electronic sound, and is one of the brand’s many tie-dye signature styles. Premiere Apparel creates clothing with colorful, mesmerizing designs and comfortable fits.
Marshmello and Lovato teamed up with the non-profit movement Hope For The Day for this collaboration. The pair are working with the organization— whose motto is “It’s OK Not To Be OK”— to start a conversation about mental health and eliminate the stigmas and judgment that go along with it. While promoting the song, Lovato shared a message via Instagram on Thursday, which was also Suicide Prevention Day, expressing her struggles with mental health and encouraging her followers to check in with themselves and loved ones.
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Miky Woodz and Jay Wheeler join Manuel Turizo in the remix of the international hit “Quiereme mientras se pueda”
The quarantine hit “Quiereme mientras se pueda” by Colombian-urban-superstar Manuel Turizo, reborn today in its remix version with the addition of the spectacular voices of Miky Woodz and Jay Wheeler, and is now available on all digital platforms.
Under the wing of La Industria INC record label and produced by Francesco Merli “Takagi” and Fabio Clemente “Ketra”, the original version of “Quiéreme mientras se pueda” was released in the month of May during the global crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Showing heartbreaking images about the ravages caused by the novel coronavirus, Manuel Turizo sent a message of peace, positivism, and romanticism just in the middle of the “storm”. Its official music video exceeds 38 million views to date, and it became an anthem in times of pandemic.
“Quiereme mientras se pueda” also became a transcendental musical project in Manuel Turizo’s artistic career and hence his need to give his fans an unprecedented remix. This musical collaboration united three completely different talents, with different styles and tones, resulting in a musical hit.
Miky Woodz; controversial, talented, and with the true “street flow” and Jay Wheeler; romantic, subtle, and with a seductive voice, joined the urban music idol Manuel Turizo to give a new vibe to this song, which, without a doubt, will cause a sensation among fans of the urban genre.
“This song is really very special to me, its lyrics were healing in times of uncertainty, and today I want to give my fans the same song, but with a completely different vibe. I really want you to enjoy it”, said Manuel Turizo.
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Today, the music and entertainment icon Tip “T.I.” Harris enlists fellow Atlantan trap music star Young Thug for the club-ready single “Ring.” “Ring” is released via Grand Hustle and the track is produced by DY Krazy and Chopsquad DJ.
Marking nearly 20 years since his debut album, T.I. is continuing to deliver hits that resonate with fans across the world while serving as president of Grand Hustle Records, which has produced multiple breakout artists. The mogul has showcased his unparalleled influence on the culture by creating the first-ever Trap Music Museum as well as starting his own highly successful podcast.
The trap music pioneer has garnered several RIAA-certified platinum and multi-platinum certifications for his previous albums, such as Trap Muzik, Urban Legend, King, T.I. vs. T.I.P and Paper Trail. Throughout his massively successful career, T.I. has proven he’s one of the most dominant forces in hip-hop with seven of his albums consecutively peaking on the Billboard Rap/R&B Charts and winning numerous Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards, BET Awards, and others.
DEMPSEY HOPE – RELEASES NEW TRACK “ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, FEAT. gnash”
Seattle-based artist on the rise Dempsey Hope just released his new track “Elephant in the Room” feat. gnash via RCA Records. What started as an organic online connection between two like-minded artists, brought together after their respective fan bases started cross tagging them in posts to work together, soon evolved into both a friendship and an artistic collaboration.
Says Dempsey, “After my videos started gaining significant traction on my social channels, fans started tagging gnash in the comments section saying that I reminded them of him and that we should collab together. I was excited, because I’ve been a fan of his for a while. After that gnash had reached out to me and expressed his love and support for the music and we stayed connected over the next few months. Eventually, I recorded this demo that I thought he would be perfect for so I sent him the song, and he came back with this incredible verse and told me how much he loved it! To me, the song is about having that elephant in the room with your significant other. You care about the person to the point where you can acknowledge it; it’s not something you need to stay away from. You can figure it out together.”
Says gnash, “i’m so happy dempsey granted me an opportunity to share some light on this tune. our fans introduced us to each other online & we had been chatting for a minute about finding something to work on together. i connected with this song immediately because it reminded me of some feelings i think about a lot. my partner & i have been together 5 years & sometimes it feels like a lifetime already. there are those omnipresent wedding/marriage conversations that i think almost anybody in a long-term relationship feels from time to time. i’m someone who is constantly dreading big impending doom conversations – but it’s important to remember that saying “we have to talk” doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, & here in this song, it’s a great thing! (even though it can be scary) p.s. whatever it is, you got this & it’s gonna be fine <3“
“Elephant in the Room” feat. gnash follows the music video release of Dempsey’s beloved fan favorite “Time Flies.” Shot last month, the video bring to life the dynamic track that first took on a life of its own when Dempsey engaged his core fan base on TikTok to insert their own story into the lyrics, garnered over half a million US audio streams in its first week. Dempsey, who has been called “an unbelievable talent” by Lyrical Lemonade was also featured in the Seattle Times. Leaning heavily on a sound that he calls “nostalgic”, Dempsey crafts poignant melodies with Pop and R&B influences that will make you a fan after just one listen. Dempsey has a deep catalog of unreleased music and visuals which he will be rolling out this fall.
About Dempsey Hope:
Dempsey Hope has been a singer and performer since an early age. In 2009, Dempsey began recording his YouTube videos, gaining fans by doing covers and creating content with his childhood friend Kateel. He then got started with a local community based recording program in South Seattle, releasing his first original song “Game Time”, and started busking at local festivals and on the streets of Seattle.
In high school, Dempsey focused on sports, and was a member of the Nathan Hale Basketball Team that went undefeated and won the High School National Championship in 2017. He also led his Ultimate Frisbee Team to a Washington State Championship and the national stage. In 2016, Dempsey began to dive back into the world of music, taking a more serious approach to the craft of songwriting and since then has fully dedicated himself to pursuing music. In 2018, Dempsey linked up with Seattle based producer Jake Crocker and they got to work, developing and crafting much of what you hear in Dempsey’s sound today. Together they created tracks like “Commitment Issues”, “3 Years”, “When I Wake Up”, “Time Flies” and his most recent release “Elephant In The Room feat. gnash”.
gnash is a multi-platinum and Billboard chart topping singer, songwriter, and producer. A Los Angeles native, gnash stepped into the national spotlight in 2016, with his 5X platinum breakthrough hit “i hate u, i love u,” which spent an impressive 39 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #10. The single also landed at #5 on the top 40 radio chart and has to date accumulated over 1 billion audio streams, and 500 million YouTube views. The track was included on his third EP, us, which released in March of 2016, following his two previous EPs, March 2015’s debut u, and the December 2015 follow up, me. It was also included in his full-length debut album, we. In October 2016, gnash was featured on acclaimed singer, songwriter MAX‘s 2016 2X platinum breakthrough hit “Lights Down Low,” which has 400M+ streams and made the top 10 at Top 40 Radio. gnash has performed on The TODAY Show, as well as, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has been featured in numerous high-profile publications including Billboard, Vogue, Nylon, The New York Times and Teen Vogue, in addition to countless others. As an advocate for mental health, gnash has been open about his struggles, publicly acknowledging the benefits therapy has had on his life and uses his story to show fans that its ok to have feelings, and through his music, has encouraged people to find their own unique way to express them.