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RICH THE KID RETURNS WITH “MOTION”

RICH THE KID RETURNS WITH A NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “MOTION” — ANNOUNCES SIGNING WITH RCA RECORDS

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Rich The Kid is back with the release of his new single and video “Motion” – listen here / watch here. Over a hypnotizing, melodic beat, Rich spits bars and punctuates his return to music. Directed by DREWFILMEDIT, the visual captures Rich in motion during his daily life. Talking about the new single Rich states, “If you not having ‘Motion’ you have nothing.” The latest drop also comes alongside the announcement of his signing to RCA Records. 

Watch “Motion” HERE.

Born in Queens, New York, Rich found himself immersed in the street rap scene, particularly the escalating beef between Jay-Z and Nas. At just nine years old, Rich was taken by their slick wordplay. New York may have given him his penchant for lyrics, but Atlanta gave him his swag, as he was bound for the South at 11 and started listening to artists like T.I. and Outkast thanks to his uncle. Rich started creating his own music and promoted it through social media, but in order to double down on getting his songs played, he networked heavily and built relationships to get his music heard. In March of 2018, he cut the intoxicating track “New Freezer,” Kendrick Lamar hopped on the track shortly thereafter and a star was born. The double platinum track was followed by the triple platinum colossal single “Plug Walk” later in 2018. The World Is Yours album debuted that same year, followed by The World Is Yours 2 in 2019. In March of 2020, he dropped Boss Man just as the pandemic leaned in, boasting collaborations with the likes of Lil Baby, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and several others. “The pandemic allowed me to get my mojo back and build a body of work,” Rich explains. “The next album I’m releasing is from songs I’ve recorded through quarantine up until now.”

For Rich, his motion also includes spreading his wings, as he’s gearing up to release music exploring different genres, collaborating with new artists and more. The motion won’t stop from here.

Check out “Motion” and stay tuned for more coming from Rich The Kid.

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New Music to Listen to!

Don’t you know what songs to listen to on a Friday? 360 Magazine brings you a new playlist with all these new songs!

  1. “ALMOST TOO EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS” by Jimmy Fallon & Dolly Parton. You can now listen to the single HERE. Connect with Dolly Parton: Instagram I Facebook I Twitter I Youtube I Spotify I Apple Music
  2. “IT’S SOMETHING IN ME” by G Herbo. He has released a new video for this single, watch it HERE. Besides, you can now listen to his album ‘SURVIVOR’S REMORSE: A SIDE & B SIDE HERE.
  • TRACKLIST
    Survivor’s (A SIDE)
  1. FWM f/ Yosohn
  2. Flashbacks f/ Jeremih
  3. Aye f/ Offset
  4. Blues f/ Future
  5. Shaderoom
  6. 4 Min of Hell Pt. 6
  7. Real Rap f/ BennyThe Butcher
  8. Paid f/ Essex
  9. Shordie f/ Gunna
  10. After That
  11. Outside Looking In
  12. Survivor’s Outro

Remorse (B SIDE)

  1. Sleepless Nights
  2. History
  3. Change (Gun Shots)
  4. Me, Myself & I f/ A Boogie wit Da Hoodie
  5. Breathe Slow f/ Young Thug
  6. No Guts, No Glory
  7. Machines f/ Conway The Machine
  8. Torn
  9. It’s Something In Me
  10. Him
  11. All That f/ Kodak Black
  12. Remorse Outro
  13. Letter to Juice (Bonus)

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3. AUSTIN CITY LIMITS-CIMAFUNK & THE TRIBE Premieres NOV. 12 (PBS) -“Afro-Cuban Funk Sensations Thrill in Ecstatic Hour”

Cimafunk & The Tribe‘s tracklist

LA PAPA

SALVAJE

SE ACABO

BEAT CON FLOW

APRETADO

RELAJAO

FUNK ASPIRIN

ME VOY

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4. ”NEW UNKNOWN” by Captain Kirk Douglas.

Captain Kirk Douglas is one of the hardest-working guitarists in music today. Today, longtime guitarist for The Roots, Captain Kirk Douglas, releases his second full-length solo album New Unknown under the artist name Hundred Watt Heart. Listen to New Unknown HERE

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5. GLORILLA DROPS DEBUT EP, ANYWAYS, LIFE’S GREAT….

  • Listen to Anyways, Life’s Great…HERE
  • Watch New Video For “Nut Quick” HERE

Connect with Glorilla: Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok

Start the weekend with good vibes and new music!

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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS-CIMAFUNK & THE TRIBE Premieres

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS-CIMAFUNK & THE TRIBE Premieres NOV. 12 (PBS) -“Afro-Cuban Funk Sensations Thrill in Ecstatic Hour”

“a churning cyclone of sound …an ecstatic blur of hard funk, island rhythms and copious swagger. one of the most euphoric sets in “ACL” history. a performance that cements Cimafunk’s status as a rising global phenom”  Austin Statesman

Austin City Limits (ACL) fans will be on their feet for a supercharged hour showcasing Afro-Cuban funk sensation Cimafunk. Hailing from Havana Cuba, the celebrated showman and his eight-piece powerhouse band, The Tribe, make a thrilling ACL debut with standouts from Cimafunk’s acclaimed album El Alimento. The new installment rounds out the first half of ACL’s Season 48 and premieres November 12 at 8pm CT/9pm ET. The complete line-up for the full broadcast season will be announced shortly, with new episodes premiering beginning January 7, 2023. The program, recorded live at ACL’s studio home in Austin, Texas, continues its run as the longest-running music television show in history, providing viewers a front-row seat to the best in live performance for 48 years as the music institution nears a remarkable half-century milestone. ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings) and full episodes are made available to stream online at pbs.org/austincitylimits immediately following the initial broadcast.  The show’s official hashtag is #acltv.

In a remarkable ACL debut, Cimafunk & The Tribe deliver an electric, unique blend of high-energy funk, Caribbean rhythms and Afrobeat. Cimafunk and his band are earning raves for their incredible live performances tearing up stages across the globe. The freewheeling set explodes with a spectacular James Brown-influenced rhythm for the blazing “Relajao,” with Cimafunk flexing his dazzling vocals and radiant starpower alongside dance moves from percussionists Big Happy and Machete, a finger-busting bass solo from Caramelo, horns (and backing vocals) from Hilaria and Katy Cacao, and a merciless groove from drummer Dr. Zapa. “Put your hands up!” Cimafunk exclaims as he introduces “Funk Aspirin,” the band’s collaboration with funk legend George Clinton which opens 2021’s widely-hailed El Alimento. “Never forget,” the sweat-soaked Cimafunk laughs as the set reaches a fever pitch, “Shake that booty!” They close with “Me Voy,” the 2018 hit that made Cimafunk a household name in Cuba, bringing lucky audience members onstage and taking the groove to the next level.

“Cimafunk’s ACL debut was breathtaking,” says ACL executive producer Terry Lickona “He barely took a breath himself, and for that matter neither did the crowd, which was too busy dancing and screaming themselves. It was one of those rare shows where the performer and audience literally came together as one.”

“Austin is starting to feel like home away from home, and I wanted to bring the energy to Austin City Limits,” says Cimafunk. “It got really funky and sweaty in there with a lot of groove!”

Cimafunk & The Tribe

LA PAPA

SALVAJE

SE ACABO

BEAT CON FLOW

APRETADO

RELAJAO

FUNK ASPIRIN

ME VOY

Watch live on PBS, or stream anytime. The complete line-up for the full 14-week season, including seven new episodes to air beginning January 2023, will be announced at a later date.  The series will continue to air fan-favorite encore episodes through the end of 2022. Viewers can visit acltv.com for news regarding episode schedules, future tapings and select live stream updates or by following ACL on FacebookTwitter and IGFans can also browse the ACL YouTube channel for exclusive songs, behind-the-scenes videos and full-length artist interviews.

Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits (ACL) offers viewers unparalleled access to featured acts in an intimate setting that provides a platform for artists to deliver inspired, memorable, full-length performances. Now in its 48th Season, the program is taped live before a concert audience from The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in television history and remains the only TV series to ever be awarded the National Medal of Arts. Since its inception, the groundbreaking music series has become an institution that’s helped secure Austin’s reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World. The historic Austin PBS Studio 6A, home to 36 years of ACL concerts, has been designated an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark. In 2011, ACL moved to the new venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. ACL received a rare institutional Peabody Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in 2012.   

Austin City Limits is produced by Austin PBS and funding is provided in part by Dell Technologies, Workrise, the Austin Convention Center Department, Cirrus Logic and AXS Ticketing. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Austin City Limits. Learn more about Austin City Limits, programming and history at acltv.com.

G HERBO via kierra Felton by 360 Magazine

“IT’S SOMETHING IN ME”

  • G HERBO RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “IT’S SOMETHING IN ME” WATCH HERE
  • SURVIVOR’S REMORSE: A SIDE & B SIDE  OUT NOW LISTEN HERE

Following the release of his critically acclaimed album Survivor’s Remorse, today drill music pioneer and platinum-selling Chicago hip-hop luminary G Herbo releases a new music video for standout track “It’s Something In Me.” Watch it —HERE.

Directed by Kevin Mares, the cinematic music video for “It’s Something In Me” finds G Herbo shining like a star amongst the nightly New York skyline lit up by city lights. Celebrating the release of his new album Herbo is joined by friends as they mob through NYC still cautiously aware of their surroundings. The juxtaposition of the happiness and his reality seeps through his words as he raps, “Rich as fuck but I’m still Herbie. You know that I got children, turned into a Gremlin, no Kodak.” The experience of balancing all of this is Survivor’s Remorse

G Herbo completed one of the boldest and lyrically potent albums of 2022 with Survivor’s Remorse which arrived in two parts including theA Side and B Side. Upon release it instantly  jumped to #1 on Apple Music’s Top Albums All Genres chart. His growth as an artist was evident as critical acclaim poured in praising the masterpiece. Rolling Stone wrote, “’Survivor’s Remorse’ sees the Chicago drill rapper celebrate his rise and explore his pain,” and The FADER proclaimed him to be, “one of the godfathers of drill music.”  On Twitter, Lebron James said, “MY GOODNESS!! This Herbo/Benny The Butcher track is INSANE!! 

Along the wayG Herbo invited fans deeper into his world ofSurvivor’s Remorse with thoughtful music videos filmed by prolific directors from this generation. Stay tuned as more are being unveiled. With the release of B Side he dropped a video for “No Guts, No Glory” filmed by Jerry Productions. While A Side arrived with a visual by Damien Sandoval with Future for “Blues” which followed the video for “Me, Myself & I” [feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie].

Survivor’s Remorse is the culmination of everything G Herbo has experienced; it possesses duality from battle to triumph. Crafted with his most impressive songs to date, it features his heavy-hitting peers, including JeremihFutureOffsetGunna, Benny The ButcherA Boogie Wit Da HoodieYoung ThugMeek MillConway, and Kodak Black. It has all the makings of a monumental and momentous statement for the culture. See the full tracklisting below.

Experience Survivor’s Remorse and more from G Herbo in 2022.

About G HERBO
G Herbo 
not only put his hometown of Chicago, IL on his back as a rapper, but also as a mental health advocate and community leader. He’s done so by surviving, and he’s built a celebrated body of work as a testament to how far he’s come. 2020’s gold-selling PTSD cracked the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 and delivered a mental health clarion call in the form of the platinum-certified title track “PTSD” [feat. Juice WRLDLil Uzi Vert, & Chance the Rapper]. He only fought harder in its wake with the 2021 follow-up 25, earning his second consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 and first Top 5 entry. Of 25, Pitchfork proclaimed, “His music has become more urgent.” Collaborations with everyone from the late Pop Smoke and The Kid LAROI to Dave East and Harry Fraud followed in between performances alongside Miley Cyrus and Marshmello. Meanwhile, he founded Swervin’ Through Stress—a youth mental health program highlighted by Forbes 30 Under 30Breathing life back into the Windy City, he will remodel an old, shuttered, public elementary school as a community hub. However, his sweeping opus Survivor’s Remorse makes a statement and shows exactly who G Herbo is.

TRACKLIST
Survivor’s (A SIDE)

  1. FWM f/ Yosohn
  2. Flashbacks f/ Jeremih
  3. Aye f/ Offset
  4. Blues f/ Future
  5. Shaderoom
  6. 4 Min of Hell Pt. 6
  7. Real Rap f/ BennyThe Butcher
  8. Paid f/ Essex
  9. Shordie f/ Gunna
  10. After That
  11. Outside Looking In
  12. Survivor’s Outro

Remorse (B SIDE)

  1. Sleepless Nights
  2. History
  3. Change (Gun Shots)
  4. Me, Myself & I f/ A Boogie wit Da Hoodie
  5. Breathe Slow f/ Young Thug
  6. No Guts, No Glory
  7. Machines f/ Conway The Machine
  8. Torn
  9. It’s Something In Me
  10. Him
  11. All That f/ Kodak Black
  12. Remorse Outro
  13. Letter to Juice (Bonus)

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About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Twice, TXT, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.

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WARNER MUSIC x THE LIONZ COLLECTIVE

WARNER MUSIC LATINA JOINS FORCES WITH THE LIONZ COLLECTIVE TO BRING THE EXPLOSIVE TALENT OF
BARRANQUILLA TO THE WORLD

There is no doubt that Colombia has played an important role in Latin music’s historical and global expansion in the 21st century. While in recent years the focus has been on the talent emerging from Medellin, the hometown of global superstars like J Balvin, Maluma, and Karol G, attention is now shifting to Barranquilla, Colombia’s golden gate, which has seen a boom with his new move. In an exciting new development for Latin music, today, Warner Music Latina and Lionz, LLC (as part of The Lionz Collective, a collective that combines music, artist development, and creativity), announced their joint initiative to turn Latin the emerging stars of Barranquilla into artists known to all.

The innovative project is being led by Warner Music Latina and directed by experienced LIONZ songwriter, producer and executive Humberto “Humby” Viana, veteran Latin and American record industry creative and executive Brian Harrison Alvarez and Darío José. “DJ Dari” Insignares, one of the creative minds behind the Barranquilla sound.

“We are excited about this new partnership with The Lionz Collective that will help develop and export the Barranquilla sound and talent throughout the Latin American region and beyond.” – Hector Ruben Rivera, SVP/Head of A&R at Warner Music Latina.

“It is proven that Colombia is a country full of talent and an exporter of music to the whole world. This alliance with Lionz means a lot to us and to be the pioneers in officially opening an artistic development cluster on the Atlantic coast.” – Maria Montejo, General Marketing Manager of Warner Music Colombia.

“If there’s one thing I know after more than 20 years in music at the highest levels, it’s that when you hear something undeniable that advances art instead of chasing it, you go all out and fast. That’s how movements become tides and that’s how legends are born.” – Brian Harrison Alvarez, Founder, LIONZ.

“He carried Barranquilla in his blood. Very happy for the city and the globalization of its sound. For those who paved the way, thank you. Now is our time.” – Humberto “Humby” Viana, Founder, LIONZ.

The Lionz Collective brings together artists, creatives and tastemakers from the US and Latin America with a mission to innovate pop culture. The Lionz Collective is made up of a group of companies that includes LIONZ, a full-service record label; THE ROAR OF THE LION, music publisher and manager; and THE LIONZ DEN, an artist management, production and art incubator company.

With a diversified roster of eight unique artists starting in the streets of Barranquilla (Lou, Dante Damage, Piri Blackboy) and embracing a fresh and innovative take on pop (Jean Pi, Diana K), seasoned artists ready for international exposure (VAECH ), to gaining the credibility needed for an acquisition (MC Killer and the Caribbean Cartel) and having a rising superstar of their own (Darho), Lionz and Warner have made their best bet yet: transform Barranquilla art into the musical legends of tomorrow.

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ONE OK ROCK – LET ME LET YOU GO

Beloved at home in Japan and worldwide, Fueled By Ramen band ONE OK ROCK have shared Let Me Let You Go,” the latest single to be released off their anxiously awaited new full-length album, Luxury Disease, which will arrive on September 9th. Available today on all streaming platforms, “Let Me Let You Go” is accompanied by a Live Documentary Video streaming now on the band‘s official YouTube channel.

Luxury Disease is available for pre-order / pre-save at all streaming platforms now. The forthcoming album features the lead single: Save Yourself, which is joined by a Tanu Muino (Harry Styles, Cardi B, Lil Nas X) directed music video streaming on the band’s official YouTube channel.

Produced by Rob Cavallo (Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance), Luxury Disease finds ONE OK ROCK confounding expectations, piling element on element, and putting forth one of the year’s most ambitious rock records.

This fall ONE OK ROCK will embark on a North American headline tour which will see the group returning to stages in the U.S. and Canada for the first time in over three years. The upcoming tour will feature support from special guests You Me At Six and Fame On Fire, and is set to get underway September 19th at Emo’s in Austin, TX with stops in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. Tickets for the tour are on sale now. For tickets and more information on ONE OK ROCK’s fall tour and upcoming international dates, visit www.oneokrock.com.

2021 saw the release of ONE OK ROCK‘s singles “Wonder,” “Broken Heart of Gold,” and “Renegades,” the latter of which they co-wrote with international superstar Ed Sheeran. The band also released their Netflix documentary “Flip A Coin,” which gives fans a backstage look at intimate moments from their massive 2020 “Field of Wonder” livestream concert held at ZOZOMARINE Stadium in Chiba, Japan.

ONE OK ROCK‘s widely acclaimed 2019 album EYE OF THE STORM established the band as a global force, featuring the singles “Stand Out Fit In,” “Wasted Nights,” and “Change.” Comprised of vocalist Taka, guitarist Toru, drummer Tomoya, and bassist Ryota, ONE OK ROCK is among Japan’s most popular and beloved rock outfits, with each of their last six releases debuting in the nation’s Top 5, including the #1 blockbusters, 35xxxvAMBITIONS, and EYE OF THE STORM.

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GLORILLA × HITKIDD

GloRilla’s “FNF (Let’s Go)” Anthem Soars To No. 1 At U.S. Urban Radio

Today, GloRilla’s breakout single FNF (Let’s Go) with HitKidd reached No. 1 at U.S. Urban Radio, marking the latest milestone in a year full of memorable and life-changing accomplishments for the Memphis hip-hop artist.

The success of “FNF (Let’s Go)” has quickly taken the music industry by storm, sparking the viral #FNFChallenge on TikTok, generating over 32 million views (and counting) on YouTube and resulting in GloRilla’s acclaimed debut on the Billboard Hot 100.

It ultimately paved the way for GloRilla to sign to Yo Gotti’s esteemed CMG record label in partnership with Interscope RecordsSince then, she has continued to maintain her momentum, releasing her new single “Tomorrow,” that appeared on CMG’s dynamic compilation album, Gangsta Art. Additionally, she is also riding the steady rise of her collaboration with Duke Deuce for “Just Say That.”

GloRilla will also have her own standout set to perform those songs – and additional cuts from her discography – at Made in America 2022 in Philadelphia during Labor Day weekend. She also recently appeared at Rolling Loud Miami and Wireless Festival in the UK.

The latter festival appearance immediately boosted the rising star’s visibility in the UK as “FNF (Let’s Go)” was added to the BBC 1 Xtra A List shortly after her performance. GloRilla’s fast ascension has garnered widespread support across the hip-hop community, receiving co-signs from the likes of Travis ScottCardi B, Saweetie, Latto and many more.

She was recently named Billboard’s July 2022 Chartbreaker, where she detailed the backstory behind the creation of “FNF (Let’s Go).”

Euphoria soundtrack inside 360 MAGAZINE.

Euphoria Season Two Soundtrack

Interscope Records, in partnership with HBO, have released the highly anticipated Euphoria Season 2 (An HBO Original Series Soundtrack). The 15-track album includes widely acclaimed recently released singles “I’m Tired” by Labrinth and Zendaya, “Watercolor Eyes” by Lana Del Rey, “How Long” by Tove Lo, and “sad4whattt” by ericdoa. Each additional track compliments the intensity and deep emotions of the Emmy-winning HBO drama series. Created, written, and directed by Sam Levinson, and starring Emmy® winner Zendaya, the series had its second season finale on Sunday, February 27th.

Listen to Euphoria Season 2 (An HBO Original Series Soundtrack) HERE.

After the first season debuted in the summer of 2019, the drama quickly became widely known for its superb selection of featured music as well as its original score from multiplatinum-selling artist and producer Labrinth. Now, each new song on this season’s soundtrack amplifies the deeply moving storyline for the universally acclaimed show.

Created, written and directed by Sam Levinson, starring Emmy-winner Zendaya, and produced in partnership with A24, amidst the intertwining lives in the town of East Highland, 17-year-old Rue must find hope while balancing the pressures of love, loss and addiction. The ensemble cast of Euphoria includes Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Nika King, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Javon Walton, Dominic Fike, Storm Reid, and Austin Abrams.

About HBOHBO® is one of the most respected and innovative entertainment brands in the world, serving iconic, award-winning programming through the HBO linear channels and the direct-to-consumer streaming platform, HBO Max®. Internationally, HBO-branded services are available in more than 85 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. A part of WarnerMedia, HBO is the world’s most successful pay TV service with an extensive array of programming that includes some of the most notable television titles, including dramas like Succession, Watchmen, Westworld, Big Little Lies, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Band of Brothers, and The Wire, as well as comedy series Barry, Insecure, and Sex and the City.

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Machine Gun Kelly – lockdown sessions

Ahead of his upcoming album mainstream sellout (Bad Boy/Interscope Records) on March 25, rock dynamo Machine Gun Kelly serves up a new EP, lockdown sessions, out now. The EP bundles three viral hit tracks that showcase the versatility behind one of the era’s most impactful crossover hitmakers.

The three-pack includes “roll the windows up,” a fan-favorite track previously known as “smoke and drive.” The update comes with more than a name change, though. MGK tacked on a new verse and shot a music video for the song, featuring the superstar and his drummer, Rook, smoking in a car in a no-frills, straightforward clip that captures the homegrown essence of a project strictly for the fans. Watch the full clip HERE.

The EP kicks off what’s sure to be a whirlwind month for MGK, whose new song, “ay!” arrives this Friday, March 4. Audiences caught a sneak preview of it during his Feb. 24 performance on CBS’ The Late Late Show With James Corden in a medley of “maybe,” “ay!” and current single “emo girl,” with WILLOW. The latter continues to build on its scorching start, with over 30 million streams and racing to the top 25 on alternative radio. All three songs will appear on MGK’s sixth studio album, mainstream sellout, coming March 25. Pre-order the new album HERE.

MGK has dominated the live space in the past month by performing on some of sports’ biggest stages, beginning with a headlining slot at the 2022 NHL All-Star Game in Las Vegas, where delivered a scintillating halftime performance for hockey and rock enthusiasts. And in the lead-up to this year’s Super Bowl, he and Halsey united for a blockbuster teamup for a Bud Light sponsored show at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

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Matteo Bocelli × Close

Singer/songwriter Matteo Bocelli rang in the new year with a brand new single and video of “Close.” Bocelli’s sensitive and passionate nature is encapsulated through “Close,” where he proclaims, “it feels like heaven when I hold ya/so I will never let you go/and when the worlds too much to shoulder/just keep me close close close close.” Listen HERE.

The music video for the new single was shot at the 2000-year-old Arena di Verona in Italy. This iconic Roman amphitheater has seen other noteworthy artists perform there, such as, Paul McCartney, One Direction and Maria Callas. The historic location for the heartfelt song that is “Close” sends off an eternal essence. Throughout the video, Bocelli roams the streets of Italy and plays with his band. Watch the music video HERE.

Matteo Bocelli spoke on the track, stating, “I had the pleasure of writing ‘Close’ with Stuart Crichton and Wrabel this past year. This was such a fun song to write. I love the upbeat tempo and vibrant melody. I hope it brings some happiness and maybe even the urge to let loose and dance a little bit, just as it does for me! After enduring so much time apart from friends and family over the last couple of years, I would love for this song to become a hymn of hope.”

Bocelli will be featured on The Kelly Clarkson Show on this upcoming Thursday, January 20, where he will be performing. Bocelli, the son of opera icon Andrea Bocelli, was a special guest for his fathers U.S. arena tour. The tour has seen two Madison Square Garden shows and returns back on February 20 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

This artist finished out the year of 2021 with a showing of his single “Solo” on December 31 on Good Morning America. Like the music video setting for “Close,” Bocelli also gave a renowned performance of “Solo” from Arena di Verona, watch HERE. Before appearing on GMA, Bocelli gave a series of performances in 2021 while appearing on the PBS special In Performance at the White House: Spirit of the Season, TODAY, and CNN”s New Year’s Eve Special.

About Matteo Bocelli

Matteo Bocelli’s career began at the mere age of six when he first learned how to play the piano. His first stage appearance came when he was 18, while he sang Verdi at the Rome Colosseum. You may even remember him from Andrea Bocelli’s 2018 “Fall on Me,” where his impeccable vocals and piano skills were highlighted. Now graduating from the Conservatory of Lucca in Tuscany, Bocelli tours the world and captivates audiences with his melodic gift.