Rising country artist Kidd G unveiled his first new song of 2022, “Left Me,” with YNW Bslime. The collaboration track highlights the blend of country passion from Kidd G with a modern spirit from YNW Bslime, with lyrics that emphasize expressive emotions. Kidd G proclaims, “I don’t know why you left me… Now you’re nothing but a memory.” The track also releases paired with a music video that was shot in Keystone, Colorado.
Listen to “Left Me” HERE and watch the music video HERE.
Before the publication of the deluxe album, Down Home Boy already attracted attention on its own. The album itself accumulated over 15 million streams on Spotify, enticing appeal to The New York Times who named it “the year’s best country debut album.” The Honey Pop, too, applauded the album, stating, “blending elements of genres like old-school country, hip-hop, and pop, he breaks the barriers of being stuck to any particular area of music.” Country Swag referred to the album’s uniqueness, declaring the album as, “like nothing you have ever listened to before.”
About Kidd G
Born and raised in the small Georgia town of Hamilton, Kidd G first gained widespread recognition through TikTok and SoundCloud. Kidd G posted some songs that he recorded online with his friend Nolie Beats, and in 2020 Rebel Music signed him. Though his preliminary single “Sorry” had a modern hip-hop flare, he soon after began adding in his Southern roots to his songwriting. Continuing his music on SoundCloud, his fans became loyal and fond of his southernly appeal.
Kidd G’s first viral hit came from his song “Dirt Road,” with its video amassing over 5 million views on YouTube in a little over one month. Hank Williams Jr. serves as one of Kidd G’s leading inspirations, as he states, “I love country because it feels so natural to me, and you can really tell stories in the songs.” Now emersed in his music career, he accumulates around 1.5M monthly Spotify listeners. His music has been played across KIX Country Radio in Australia, as well as country playlists involving Amazon Music’s ‘Country Heat’ (rose to No. 2) and Spotify’s ‘Hot Country’ (rose to No. 3).
The RIAA-certified platinum pop singer/songwriter John K celebrated the new year by releasing his hot new single, “A LOT.” Listen to the song HERE via Epic Records and watch the music video HERE.
The track produced by WYNNE [MGK, Jaden Smith] was created and written in collaboration by John and songwriter Steph Jones. Steph, too, co-wrote John’s critically acclaimed single, “if we never met.” Throughout his new single, “A LOT,” John seemingly sings out to an ex-lover while guitar riff blends in the background. John references his ex directly, pondering, “Do you ever wear my sweatshirt when it’s colder?” As the chorus sets off, John declares, “I think about you a lot.”
John spoke about the single and its meaning, stating, “I never realized how often I say the word ‘a lot’ until I wrote this song. The story is about that feeling when you can’t get someone out of your head, except for now that person is out of the picture. It’s about replaying memories over and over, thinking about the person you wish you never lost. A simple concept really, but I felt like it was one my fans would relate to right away. You ever mess something up so bad and then all you have left is the memory of how good it used to be? That’s A LOT.”
The music video was directed by Erik Rojas [Jessie J, Dillon Francis] and illustrates the lyrics that John sings to a tee. Throughout the video, the camera cuts to reminiscent times shared between lovers to scenes of John alone at the bar.
John joins Marc E. Bassy on his North American winter tour. The tour is set to begin on February 14 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN, continuing through many top locations throughout the country, concluding March 12 in San Diego, CA at Observatory North Park. The full list of tour dates will be below, and you can visit www.ticketmaster.com to snatch up tickets.
About John K
John K was originally born and raised in Orlando, FL, but now is a Los Angeles-based singer/ songwriter. Musical talent ran in John’s family, as his father was an amateur guitarist and his grandmother the daughter of a professional trumpet player. His passion for music ran in his blood, which made no surprise when John asserted himself into the industry in 2017. John’s breakthrough song “if we never met,” holds platinum accreditation, and has been appreciated by Billboard, Flaunt, L’Officiel and Rolling Stone. John’s total streams add up to over half-a-billion, and his career just continues to grow. Most lately, John released his album in case you miss me [Epic Records] in 2021, and as we dive into 2022, we cannot wait to see what else is up his sleeve.
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.
María Becerra is a tour de force. The Argentinian songstress, known as “la nena de Argentina” released her second EP in 2021, embracing and experimenting with hip-hop, reggaeton, trap, R&B, salsa, and more to craft her new sound. Described as a “leading voice in Argentina’s urban pop movement,” Becerra is a star on the rise. As the first Latin artist signed to indie American record label 300 Entertainment and with a Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist pending, it is clear despite her successes already, she is only just beginning. She sat down to answer a few questions for 360 Magazine including how she got her start in music, the story behind her nickname, her influences, and what to expect from her in 2022.
How would you describe your style of music?
I believe I have a very melodic and versatile musical style. In the studio, we always try to ensure that each song has a varied melodic line, with different degrees of nuances. Above all, we aspire to make a melody that sounds familiar and enjoyable to the public. I have experimented with several genres and in all of them, I was able to find how to make my own style fit within them. I hear they call me ‘the Queen of Weeping,” which makes me laugh. I have many songs that are for dogging and dancing, and others that are a bit sadder.
How did you first become interested in creating music?
From a very young age, art was important to me; I learned how to sing, act and dance as a child. In my home, we listened to a lot of music. For a while, I did covers of famous songs as I learned. I think I was absorbing different music and styles to the point where I felt the need to start expressing myself with my own works. Despite this desire, I was not 100% confident in my abilities yet and had many insecurities. I was afraid of how the public would receive my music and doubted if this was my true path. Luckily, things turned out in a positive way. Today, I have no doubts that yes, I was born to create music and it brings me a lot of joy.
Which songs are you most proud of?
Mm, they are all special to me and fill me with pride. It is difficult for me to pick just one. If I had to choose one, my first instinct is to say Ademas De Mi or Mi Debilidad, that song is very significant to me as an artist. I cried a lot while making it and recording the video.
You were a Youtuber before becoming a singer. How was the experience of transitioning from an influencer to an artist?
YouTube was a beautiful experience, and I am grateful that the opportunity was a positive one. The change in my life was progressive over time. Being on YouTube allowed me the chance for people to get to know me, while I gained confidence and worked on my own fears as a public person. Obviously, my life and my career are now on another path but having the experience of being a YouTuber served as the foundation for everything that has gone on to happen in my life.
What is your favorite fan moment?
My favorite moments are when my fans tell me everything in my music speaks to them. It’s amazing how something I pour so much love into in the studio can reach so many people and positively influence their lives. In live concerts, we would raise up different fans to speak with them, and at one performance a girl told us that with my song ‘Tell Me How I Do,’ she declared her love to her girlfriend. I found it beautiful. Those moments fill me with incredible happiness.
How does it feel to have reached this level of popularity so young?
It still doesn’t feel real. It is incredible to me, but I just try and take things one day at a time. I try to appreciate the small things and remain the humble girl I’ve always been because that’s still who I am. I surround myself a lot with my friends, my family, and my pets who are my rocks – they remind me of where I come from and who I am.
Why do you refer to yourself as the Girl from Argentina?
In general, it is known that many of the best discoveries occur accidentally, and this was no exception. When we recorded Animal with Cazzu, in the song’s lyrics I sing “Las Nenas de Argentina,” as if referring to the two of us. Apparently, when people listened, they heard “La nena de Argentina” and everyone loved that I referred to myself that way. From there, I started to use it as my brand, and I feel it gives me a special power for communicating to the world my music and I are made and from Argentina.
Who are your influences?
Wow, so many artists! I especially love and admire Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, and Rihanna. They are very important role models to me. I watch their shows and videos a lot.
I am honored and very happy to work with them. They have always been supportive, even affectionate, towards me. Unfortunately, their office is in Los Angeles, so we don’t have the opportunity to see each other that often, but when we do it’s always a special moment. I know the whole team at 300 takes care of me and wants the best for me, so I respect them and thank them very much.
Your most recent EP blended many different genres. Which genres would you like to experiment with in the future?
I like Bachata, and I think more songs like this are coming from me. Yet as I said before, I don’t want to pigeonhole myself. I love to experiment with different genres and different sounds, and that is what is important to me as I create music today. So, in 2022 you and all my fans can be surprised with what I come out with next.
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
I feel like 2022 is going to be a great year. My team and I are working hard to make it so. I’m locked in the studio, and many of the songs we are currently working on are tremendous. I am already anxious for people to listen to them. This year, a new album is coming, as well as trips and several shows in Argentina and Europe. We hope to reach many places and have everyone dance and sing to my music.
Up and coming pop singer-songwriter Ashley Kutcher just announced her first live tour dates in both Los Angeles and New York City. The upcoming two-night tour is set to begin in March 2022 and will feature performances of Ashley’s debut EP One Eighty. For a sneak peek at what is to come from the tour, watch Ashley’s live performance of “The Night You Left”HERE. Tickets for the tour are available on January 14, 2022, at 10AM PST.
One Eighty includes Ashley’s first song that went viral with a total of 58M audio streams, “Love You From a Distance.” After the success of “Love You From a Distance,” Ashley landed a deal with Darkroom/Interscope Records. The EP symbolizes Ashley’s rising success collected in the past year that accumulated millions of streams. When considering the EP, Ashley says, “One Eighty is a collection of songs I wrote as my life took a complete turn. It’s a project of discovering who I am as an artist. Together these songs tell my story and I could not be more excited to share it.” One Eighty is available HERE.
About Ashley Kutcher
Ashley Kutcher is a 23-year-old rising singer, songwriter and artist originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Ashley originally went on to chase a nursing degree at Towson University after high school. During her time at school, a local bar discovered a video of her singing online and asked her to perform on their stage. This single opportunity opened Ashley up to the world of music and songwriting, as she quit her waitressing job and began playing sets at the bar, playing for around four hours per each night. When Ashley’s senior year came, she began posting her singing talents on TikTok. Ashley posted a demo of “Lust,” which captivated the attention of over thousands of people. Continuing off this momentum, Ashley soon after posted another demo “Hands to Myself” to streaming platforms, with the song accumulating over 1 million streams on Spotify.
While continuing to grow her emerging fanbase, Ashley noticed a tweet from blackbear that stated, “hit me up if you don’t like me.” Ashley took inspiration from this tweet, and formulated her own song called “HMU if U Don’t Like Me,” similar to the tweet by blackbear. The song rapidly gained another million streams, and Ashley realized the true talent that she possessed. Ashley, again, took to TikTok with another one of her songs “Love You From A Distance,” produced by Eric Taft. The song surpassed 9.5 million Spotify streams while she signed to Darkroom/Interscope Records (with now over 58 million audio streams). Ashley’s creative and sincere point of view attracted her audience, leading to the success of her debut EP One Eighty. Ashley now is getting ready to perform her music for the first time in Los Angeles and New York.
Electronic dance DJ/ producer Rezz released her new track “Menace” via Rezz Music/RCA Records on January 7, 2022. The track serves as a bonus track on her latest album Spiral that hit the scene in November. Listen HERE.
The Canadian DJ/ producer is known for her original sound with gerne-altering electronic pieces. Released in 2019, Rezz’s first independent project Beyond the Senses EP attracted media from Alternative Press, SPIN and Billboard, who all referred to the EP as “her most impactful project to date.” The EP received The JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year in 2020. Accumulating tens of millions of streams, selling out major venues and headlining festivals around the world, Rezz is a force to be reckoned with, and “Menace” adds to the list of her groundbreaking works.
Rezz has been giving sneak peeks of the track “Menace” during live performances awaiting the official release of the track. Speaking about the new track, Rezz says, “this is one of my personal favorites ! Whenever I play it live it feels very climactic and like we’ve all achieved a victory of some sort lol”
Rezz’s fourth album Spiral was reviewed by EDM.com as “…REZZ’s most cohesive work yet. The album captures her signature sound beautifully while simultaneously showcasing her growth and versatility as a music producer.” The album includes popular songs like “Chemical Bond” with Deathpact, “Taste of You” with Dove Cameron and “Sacrificial” with PVRIS. Your EDM described “Taste of You” as “an absolute earworm,” while Alternative press regarded “Sacrificial” as “the perfect blend of both artists’ strengths and distinct artistry.”
Rezz begins her North American “Spiral Tour” on February 4, 2022, in Vancouver, BC. Tour dates will be listed below, and can be purchased HERE.
Coheed and Cambria have announced details of “The Great Destroyer Tour,” a U.S. headline run which will feature support from special guests Sheer Mag. The coast-to-coast trek is set to get underway on February 16th at the legendary Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA and will continue through mid-March giving audiences an opportunity to see the band live in intimate clubs across the U.S. Pre-sales for tickets to “The Great Destroyer Tour” will begin tomorrow, December 15th at 10:00AM local time with general on sale starting Friday, December 17th at 10:00AM local time. For tickets and more information on the “The Great Destroyer Tour,” click HERE.
The upcoming winter dates will see Coheed and Cambria performing their 2021 singles “Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord)” and “Shoulders,” the latter of which is currently Top 10 at Active Rock Radio, marking the group’s career highest radio chart position to date. “A total banger, as explosive and catchy as anything they’ve ever released,” declared REVOLVER who placed “Shoulders” in their weekly Best New Songs Right Now round-up. “Coheed and Cambria are back, and they’re heavy as ever,” asserted Billboard, with Guitar World attesting “Coheed and Cambria have come out swinging.” Brooklyn Vegan observed, “It finds the band embracing their love of classic heavy metal riffage, before exploding into the kind of soaring chorus that Coheed have been churning out since day one, they sound pretty damn inspired.”
Furthermore, Coheed and Cambria vocalist/guitarist Claudio Sanchez sat down with GRAMMY.com earlier this year for an in-depth interview discussing details of the band’s imminent new album while also examining Vaxis, an emerging central figure in the sci-fi universe of “The Amory Wars”, previewing his origin story and expanding the mythos.
About Coheed and Cambria
For the last 20 years, Coheed and Cambria have continuously broken the mold of what a rock band can be, forging their own path and building a universe around their music unlike any other. Whether it is in the way their genre-spanning approach to songwriting has allowed them to bridge worlds without being contained to one, or the multifaceted story arc of their albums and comic book series which mark the longest running concept story in music, Coheed and Cambria have consistently shaped new standards, never conformed. Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals/Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums) and Zach Cooper (Bass) the band has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery. In 2018, Coheed and Cambria made a stunning debut with their album Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart, #6 current sales and Top 15 on the “Billboard 200” chart.
R&B artist Kyle Banks features fellow LA musician and Def Jam artist Bino Rideaux for his latest single “On Me.” The single is out now via Red Bull Records, stream HERE. The recent drop of “On Me” is the latest from Banks’ upcoming EP Uncommon, set to release in early 2022.
Banks discusses his creative vision for the track, stating “On Me” is about feeling good, feeling fly. When you’re stepping out with your crew for the night, you got that sauce on you, and you’re attracting attention.” The West Coast inspired beat on the track is produced by Grammy-nominated producer Meez and Travis Marsh.
Banks joins Roc Nation recording artist Kalan.FrFr this fall for his West Coast tour TwoFR Tour. Banks supports Kalan.FrFr on stops in Sacramento, Oakland, San Diego and more throughout November. The tour is scheduled to conclude in back-to-back hometown shows at Los Angeles’ The Novo. Tour dates are below, and to purchase tickets visit https://kalanfrfr.com.
TwoFR 2021 North American Tour Dates
Nov 6 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium (at Catalyst) *
Nov 7 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s *
Nov 12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Nov 13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Nov 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Day N Vegas Festival
Nov 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s *
Nov 17 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish *
Nov 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Aura *
Nov 21 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
Nov 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo *
Nov 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo * * – Date featuring Kyle Banks
Today, November 19, UMe and Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Boots Electric Hughes join forces to gift us all with Eagles of Death Metal Presents A Boots Electric Christmas, a six-track EP sure to bring much needed holiday cheer to the ears and hearts of every little girl and boy. The EP is available now on CD and all digital formats.
Hughes puts his signature aural alter-ego Boots Electric stamp on a half-dozen electrified interpretations of perennial holiday classics that include God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Put A Little Love In Your Heart, O Holy Night, Little Drummer Boy, and Little Town Of Bethlehem. The sonic highlight rounding out the EP is an extraordinary, and quite stirring, a cappella rendition of O Holy Night featuring Hughes and EODM bandmate Joshua Homme on vocals.
Just a few songs to warm your heart during Christmas time. I hope you like them. May Christmas bring peace to you all. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, I love you, and God bless you all. Hughes said of this new, winter-wonderful holiday EP.
Order Eagles of Death Metal Presents A Boots Electric ChristmasHERE now.
Eagles of Death Metal are also pleased to announce the second leg of their upcoming 24th Anniversary Tour, which will take place across Europe next March & April. The previously announced first leg of the tour kicks off in Brighton, UK on November 22, 2021, with special guest Bones UK. Ticketing information can be found HERE.
Concertgoers will also be able to purchase bottles of Eagles of Death Metal: Shrieking in Tongues, EODM’s own brand of cherry-cola and habanero-flavored BBQ hot sauce as made by Dean of the Dead Hot Sauce. Shrieking in Tongues will be available for purchase onsite at each European venue as a tour-merch exclusive.
Eagles of Death Metal Presents A Boots Electric Christmas arrives just in time for the holidays, with six new recordings sure to arouse everyone’s holiday spirits. Order Eagles of Death Metal Presents A Boots Electric ChristmasHERE.
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL PRESENTS A BOOTS ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS
[CD + digital]
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Put A Little Love In Your Heart
O Holy Night
Little Drummer Boy
Little Town Of Bethlehem
O Holy Night (A Cappella)
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL: THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2021-22 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BONES)
Alt-pop artist Lights has just announced the “Baby I’m Back” North American headline tour. The tour kicks off in Portland, OR on April 3, 2022, making stops in Los Angeles and NYC before closing in Toronto, Ontario on May 7. Presale tickets will be available for purchase on Wednesday, November 17 at 10 am local time. General on sale tickets are available on November 19 at 10 am local time. For tickets and more information on the tour visit www.iamlights.com.
Lights just returned with her new single and official video for Prodigal Daughter, which is the first track in her upcoming album which is expected to release in 2022. Lights’ unapologetic and honest nature pushes the boundaries of alt-pop music. Her alternative culture and music have been continuously rising with streams in the hundreds of millions. Throughout her career, Lights has collected multiple awards, sold out tours and has collaborated with artists like Travis Baker and Steve Aoki. With the release of her new single Prodigal Daughter, Lights has jumpstarted a new era.
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