Posts tagged with "Sony music"

The Kid LAROI x Lil Mosey

In the spirit of Fall, The Kid LAROI is back to school for the highly anticipated visual for “Wrong” featuring Lil Mosey. Directed by YouTube and internet personality Logan Paul, the music video stars LAROI and Mosey, with cameos from friend and fellow label-mate Lil Tjay. Watch the fun and exuberant video HERE.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

WATCH THE “WRONG” LYRIC VIDEO HERE

LISTEN TO F*CK LOVE HERE

Music Video for Robert Grace – Fake Fine

Irish-pop newcomer Robert Grace releases the video to his hit single “Fake Fine” via Sony Music Germany/RCA Records. Watch HERE. “Fake Fine” was released last month and marked Robert’s first release with Sony Music Germany/RCA Records.

In the video to “Fake Fine”, Robert Grace sarcastically talks about the inner and outer disguises we put on for self-protection. Including real life facemasks, a minimum distance, and the will to once again be yourself. Nathan Barlow directed this video.

Robert says, “The idea behind this music video was to shed some more light on mental health. To show in a slightly light hearted way that there really is no quick fix for depression or anxiety. Happiness isn’t easy for everyone (especially at the moment!) and I don’t think enough people realize that!“

ABOUT “FAKE FINE”

The songwriter, musician, and producer from Graignamanagh, Kilkenny covers a topic relevant to this day and age. “The song is about acting like you’re fine when really you’re not,” Robert says, explaining the story behind “Fake Fine”. “When it’s all just pretending, the situation itself might not even be that bad. But, for some reason, something just isn’t right and you try to find out why that is.” Grace discusses the somewhat hazy feeling of being beside oneself. It’s finding yourself in the wrong movie, which ends up being about yourself, and hiding behind a mask in order to not reveal your true feelings. The irony of course being that masks play an especially important role these days – a fact that marvelously aligns with Robert’s clip to “Fake Fine”, in which he moves somewhere between sheer sarcasm, black humor, and the bittersweet hope for a better life.

The track entered the Spotify viral charts at #2 in his home country Ireland, #14 on the Shazam charts, and conquered the top 40 Irish airplay charts. And also over here it’s only a matter of time until “Fake Fine” will find its way into the hearts and ears of listeners!

ACHEIVEMENTS

His previous single “Be Your Friend” made it into the New Music Friday playlist on Spotify UK, was on rotation on Irish radio, and became track of the week on 2FMs Breakfast Show. While still in the process of being written, “Fake Fine” already reached over 700,000 views on TikTok and within only seven weeks, over 160,000 followers subscribed to him. Robert Grace has developed into a highly sought-after songwriter who has written tracks with Dan McDougall (The Wanted, The Shires), Blair MacKichan (Paloma Faith/Sia/Lily Allen) and Josh Wilkinson (One Direction/5 Seconds of Summer). The track before that, “Moving Fast”, was track of the week on 2FM and his song “The Good Place” made it into the influential Easy-Playlist on Spotify. The singer/songwriter from Kilkenny has also performed at Ireland’s biggest festivals, including “Electric Picnic” and “Independence.” Also, he has written songs with some of UK’s most reputable songwriters. 

TO WATCH “FAKE FINE”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xlblW0F9ro

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Peach Pit × Live From Inside

Yesterday, Peach Pit announced their participation with Live From Inside – a multi-part livestream broadcast series launched by Live Nation Canada and Embrace. This will feature various performances from the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver and Toronto’s Velvet Underground. With their participation, Peach Pit has confirmed to play live from the Commodore Ballroom on September 17. Their performance will be streamed in real-time at 6pm PT in North & South America, with a separate performance for the EU and rest of the world at 11am PT.

Peach Pit will include songs from their debut album, Being So Normal, and their sophomore album, You and Your Friends, which was recently released in April. However, the band postponed their sold-out headline tour in the spring due the pandemic. So, their Live From Inside set is the first time the band will perform tracks from the new album through the new platform, FanXP. On FanXP, viewers will be able to stream the live performance with high definition to fully enjoy the concert’s lighting and production.

Tickets for each livestream are on sale now. In addition to benefiting Canadian artists, Peach Pit announced that $1 from each ticket support the local Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC). The DEWC is a women-only space that operates a drop-in centre and 24-hour emergency shelter in Vancouver. DEWC provides daily meals, basic needs, and advocacy programs for women. In other words, each ticket sale helps women experiencing extreme poverty, violence, and food insecurity. Do good and enjoy music by virtually attending Peach Pit’s upcoming concert.

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Robert Grace – Fake Fine

Irish pop newcomer Robert Grace releases “Fake Fine,” marking Robert’s first release with Sony Music Germany/RCA Records. Robert has the ability to write slices of cool heartfelt pop readymade for radio and his current single “Fake Fine” is no exception. Showcasing Robert’s skills as a songwriter and a performer in his own right, “Fake Fine” sums up the trials and tribulations of living in the current climate.

“The song is about pretending to be ok when you’re really not,” says Robert. “When everything is all an act. You might not even be in a bad situation but still, for some reason somethings not right and you’re trying to figure out what that something is.”

Robert has developed into a hugely in-demand songwriter, having co-written tracks with Dan McDougall, Blair MacKichan, and Josh Wilkinson. His previous track “Moving Fast” was track of the week on 2fm and his song “The Good Place” was added to the influential “Easy” playlist on Spotify. The Kilkenny singer-songwriter has performed at Ireland’s biggest festivals Electric Picnic & Indiependence, as well as co-writing with some of the most prestigious songwriters in the UK.

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“Sounding like a cross between Lauv, Twenty One Pilots and blackbear, “Fake Fine’s” fun melody and tone offers an upbeat feel to the track’s thought-provoking lyrics about the trials and tribulations of living in the current climate. It’s readymade for radio play.” Record of the Day UK

“Robert is the Irish version of Troye Sivian and Lauv writing and producing slick commercial pop songs readymade for daytime radio” Eoghan McDermott, Presenter 2fm Breakfast Show

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Courtney Bell – “Say You Wanna”

COURTNEY BELL RELEASES A SINGLE FOR THE LADIES IN “SAY YOU WANNA”.

LISTEN TO SAY YOU WANNA HERE

Detroit native, Courtney Bell is back to deliver a message for  the ladies. While slipping into his smooth side over the Noc produced beat, Courtney takes materialism out of relationships. The retro, melodic and synth-heavy production allows Courtney to show off lyrical strength while reminding us he’s “nothing like your last one.”

Showing no signs of slowing down, Courtney Bell has a message of enlightenment to deliver to the masses. Earlier this summer he kicked off with a freestyle visual, “Pride”depicting his flow versatility, talking about the complexities of having pride. He followed up with single, “GB4″ Furthering his mission to empower marginalized communities as well as bring spirituality to the streets, Courtney delivers water to Flint residents monthly while sharing his personal experiences of his life. 

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More about Courtney Bell:

Courtney is a spiritual man and often follows the Torah as he resides in Detroit. His daily routines include meditations and calisthenics at least twice a day. During the winter time you can find Courtney plowing snow for low income communities and the elderly. He’s rooted in uplifting the people around him and bridging the gap between the conscious community and the hood. Through his music he is dedicated to bringing “spirits and souls into the light.” Courtney’s music was featured in media outlets such as: Hot New Hip Hop, The Source, Detroit Times, RapRadar & Fake Shore Drive. In the past he’s opened for notable hip hop acts like: WS Boogie, Dave East and Eric Bellinger.

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Quinn XCII- “Notice Me” Visual

QUINN XCII SHARES NEW VISUAL FOR “NOTICE ME”, HIS FAVORITE SONG FROM THE NEW ALBUM A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF

CELEBRATES ALBUM RELEASE WITH 9-SONG FULL-BAND LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE LAST NIGHT

Fresh off the release of his third album, A Letter To My Younger Self, Quinn XCII has released a new visual for his favorite album track, “Notice Me” – watch HERE. Directed by Blythe Thomas, the video for the infectious song follows a street performer to the Venice Beach boardwalk and coincides with the song’s lyrics about breaking past self-consciousness and fear, and seeking acknowledgement from those around you. The video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live and MTVU.

“’Notice Me’ speaks on all of the shy people out there and those with self-confidence issues,” says Quinn XCII. “The ones who know what they want to say but don’t have the courage yet to speak up. The ones that want to be noticed for once and not just be somebody that blends in.

With five years of touring and several major music festivals around the world under his belt, Quinn XCII brought his sought-after live show to the internet last night. The ‘A Letter To My Younger Self Live Stream Concert’, as part of Live Nation’s “Live From The Living Room” series, was shot live from Los Angeles and allowed fans to see Quinn XCII perform songs from his new album for the first time ever.

A Letter To My Younger Self is available now via Columbia Records.

SET LIST:

“A Letter To My Younger Self”
“Sleep While I Drive” featuring special guest Ashe
“Notice Me”
“Candle”
“Always Been You”
“Second Time Around”
“Coffee”
“Straightjacket”
“Stacy”

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Notorious BigKlit

‘The epitome of an angry bird’360

Provocative rap sensation BigKlit has announced a special new edition of her infamous 2019 LP, KLITORIUS B.I.G. The album – which includes a number of previously deleted tracks – is available today via ROT$ WORLDWIDE/RECORDS/The Orchard. KLITORIUS B.I.G. features the return of such long-unavailable fan favorites as “FaceFuk,” available now at all DSPs; the track is joined by a companion video, premiering exclusively via YouTube. 

LISTEN TO “FACEFUK”

WATCH “FACEFUK”

With its snarling vocal delivery, intense production, and wildly audacious lyrics, KLITORIUS B.I.G. marks one of the first highlights of what has proven a truly incendiary run from BigKlit. The project was recorded soon after her arrival in New York City, informed by grit, heart, and an insatiable hunger to create something altogether original and her own. 

BigKlit will celebrate the return of KLITORIUS B.I.G. with a livestream release party tonight, June 26, at 8 pm ET. Presented by Brooklyn’s BABY TV, tickets for the event are available on a sliding scale HERE; ticket holders will receive a link and password 30 minutes before the start of the show. Fans purchasing tickets in the 30 minutes leading up to the performance will receive their info in their order confirmation email.

BigKlit made an auspicious debut with last year’s BIG KLITOIRUS EP, followed quickly by the full-length projects. The NYC-based artist quickly caused a worldwide sensation with her breakthrough hit, “Liar.” With its brazenly explicit lyrics and brutal, relentless beats, the track proved one of 2019’s most provocative hits, first blowing up on TikTok before ascending to multiple streaming charts around the world, reaching #1 on the US Viral 50 on two separate occasions. “Liar“ is joined by an age-restricted companion video streaming now via YouTube.

2020 kicked off with the premiere of PSYCHOSIS, a remarkable 30-minute short film directed by @pgdm. “PSYCHOSIS is a dark and dreary fever dream with apocalypse-level anxiety steady throughout,” raved PAPER. “Every song featured in the film hits listeners’ ears like a hallucinogen — they can be deeply disturbing, comforting (‘Beautiful’), or both at once…It’s the type of digi-gothic, post-genre art-making that BigKlit has come to be known for, and her fans are going absolutely nuts over it.”

Last month saw BigKlit teaming up with Universal Music Group/Caroline Distribution recording artist Trippie Redd on a new version of “Beautiful. The track arrived alongside a haunting music video and companion short film, hailed by PAPER as “a work of art that’s unpredictable at every turn…complete with everything you’d likely see in a twisted thriller: lightning, murder, out-of-body experiences and drugs, all with romantic yet eerie songwriting aimed at a subject unaware of their own beauty.” Audiofemme further praised the video and short film, noting that “Beautiful” “embodies the song’s duality with a macabre love story and BDSM imagery. It’s fitting, because shifting the balance of power has been her trademark as a woman in male-dominated rap. By blurring the edges of asserting control or losing it totally, BigKlit remains a provocative artist worth keeping an eye on.”

LISTEN TO “BEAUTIFUL”

WATCH “BEAUTIFUL (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)”

WATCH “BEAUTIFUL (SHORT FILM)”

This spring also saw the premiere of another propulsive single, “Boy Bye.” The rocket-fueled track is accompanied by a spectacular intergalactic sex domination romp of a video.

LISTEN TO “BOY BYE”

WATCH “BOY BYE”

BigKlit is also featured in the new NOISEY documentary, 6 HOURS WITH BIGKLIT, streaming now exclusively via VICE.

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Fivio Foreign New Releases

WATCH: FIVIO FOREIGN CATCHES A VIBE IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO

WATCH “ISSA VIBE” HERE

LISTEN TO 800 B.C. HERE

Following the success of his recently released EP, 800 B.C., Fivio Foreign returns with the new energetic visual for “Issa Vibe”. In true Fivio Foreign fashion, watch as he becomes the life of the party and turns up in the video HERE.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

THE BREAKOUT SINGLE “BIG DRIP” IS NOW OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED R.I.A.A. GOLD  CATCH “BIG DRIP” IN THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW HERE. 

WATCH THE “DRIVE BY” MUSIC VIDEO HERE

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StaySolidRocky – Toxic

Breaking into the scene with his sing-song flow and eerie voice, StaySolidRocky is making milestones in such a short time. Taking a page out of the classic Mary Shelley novel, Rocky undertakes the creation of his lost love in “Toxic”, his new music video. Directed by Rock and Egg, the video follows the San Antonio native as he buries himself in his experiments to cope with his grief, developing a secret technique to reanimate the body of his dead lover. Watch the new video HERE.

“Toxic” comes on the heels of his certified gold hit “Party Girl”. Seamlessly switching between sinister slaps and emotional ballads, Rocky shows melodic range and buzzing honesty through each release. Ranking over 31 million views on YouTube, “Party Girl” continues to rise, breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #13, as well as reaching #1 on Soundcloud’s Global chart and Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough Artist chart.

About StaySolidRocky

19-year-old StaySolidRocky has made one of 2020’s breakthrough hits with “Party Girl.” Soaring past 66 million combined streams and debuting in the Billboard Top 100, the self-funded video single is the result of the Richmond, Virginia-based rapper putting it all on the line for his dream. Newly signed to Columbia Records, Rocky blends emotion and melody with skillful rapping. Evidenced in six-figure-streaming singles “Toxic” and “Soft Aggression,” his style is dynamic and unpredictable. “I don’t use a standard flow or try to recreate whatever I did on my last song,” he notes. “I make things that will sound good to the ear, and I always take pride in my lyrics.” Having used a combination of talent, social media, and belief in himself, Rocky already sees the outcome of his art—according to Rocky, “This is just the beginning”.

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Dominic Fike

By Jason Tayer × Vaughn Lowery

Alternative singer/songwriter Dominic Fike makes a powerful statement via Instagram regarding Black Lives Matter protest. He delves deep into systematic racism and how it has an adverse impact on both him and his family.

As Dominic grows his fan and social media bases, he also uses these platforms to spark social change. He uses his unique, eye-opening stories about growing up with direct racial discrimination from police officers. 

About Dominic Fike

Born on December 30, 1995 in Naples, Florida, Dominic began playing and appreciating music from a young age. He started playing the guitar, and eventually weaved this talent into some of his Soundcloud and Spotify productions. In 2019, Dominic went public about news that he was creating an album. He ended up collaborating with Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract and releasing three singles. 

Read statement here.

Listen to him on Spotify.