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BoyWithUke Tour

Positioned for a major breakthrough this year, singer, songwriter, and producer BoyWithUke will embark on a much-anticipated global headline tour this spring. His headline tour begins on April 19th at Heaven in London; then he will visit multiple countries across Europe and conclude the tour in the US on May 10th at The Roxy in Los Angeles and May 12th at Bowery Ballroom in New York. Tickets will be available HERE on Friday, February 11th at 10am local time. BoyWithUke’s headline tour will be followed by a slew of dates supporting AJR on their upcoming North American tour this summer, which kicks off in May and includes shows in Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and more. Check out the full list of upcoming dates below.

BoyWithUke‘s most recent single “Long Drives” continues to gain traction. Not only has it amassed over 7 million Spotify streams, but it has also racked up over 10 million YouTube views on the music video. Ones To Watch recently raved, “with his face hidden behind an LED faceplate, we may not know who BoyWithUke is, but one thing we know for certain is that he’s poised to be the next big thing.” Indie Shuffle noted, “the sadness of this track is electric, it surprises and enthralls,” and added, “‘Long Drives’ makes melancholy easy to listen to and utterly impactful in the space of alt-pop joy.”

Meanwhile, the success of his viral smash “Toxic” has translated across mediums. It continues to climb the Alternative Radio Chart, currently claiming a spot in the Top 20 at #16. Not to mention, its global streams have exceeded 548 million and counting. This week alone, it reached #60 on the Billboard Global 200 Chart and vaulted into the Top 75 on Spotify’s US Weekly Top Songs Chart and Top 25 on Spotify’s Global Weekly Top Songs Chart. He has also attracted north of 3.4 million followers on TikTok. SiriusXM and Amazon have both pegged him as a 2022 “Artist To Watch,” and Ones To Watch crowned him “One of the most delightful surprises of the year.” Recently, BoyWithUke performed the track for Genius’ Open Mic–watch the performance HERE!

BoyWithUke 2022 Tour Dates

April 19th – London, UK – Heaven*

April 20th – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Tolhuistuin*

April 23rd – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen*

April 23rd – Munich, Germany – Hansa 39*

May 10th – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy*

May 12th – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*

May 27th – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater^

May 28th – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center^

May 29th – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater^

May 31st – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^

June 1st – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre^

June 3rd – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre @ Tinley Park^

June 4th – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater^

June 5th – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory^

June 8th – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena^

June 11th – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater^

June 12th – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center^

June 14th – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheater^

June 15th – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater^

June 17th – San Francisco, CA – Concord Amphitheater^

June 19th – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater^

June 21st – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion^

June 22nd – San Diego, CA – The Park at Petco Park^

June 24th – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan^

* Headline Show

^ Supporting AJR

About BoyWithUke

What do we know about BoyWithUke? If you quickly scan TikTok you can figure out he is a musical artist who writes and produces all of his own music, creating songs in his dorm room on GarageBand while hiding his face from the public with his now signature glowing mask. Take a deeper look and you’ll see he frequently posts “minute long songs,” many times written in response to requests from fans. His biggest hit to date was written after a fan commented “make a song about toxic friends plzzzx,” and the response was the song “Toxic.” The song describes how it feels when you realize all your friends are terrible people (people you’d probably be better off without), but the thought of being alone makes you feel even worse. The song has taken over the Spotify charts: hitting Top 10 and Top 15 on the Global & U.S. Spotify Viral Chart, Top 20 on Global Spotify Chart, and peaking at over 2 million streams per day. The song follows his previous full-length projects Melatonin Dreams, Fever Dreams, Trouvaille EP, and his latest Faded EP (featuring numerous songs created from his TikTok “minute long songs” project). We don’t know much about BoyWithUke yet, but we do know he’s an artist everyone is talking about.

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Rarin Q×A – Toxic Ends

By: Ally Brewster

Fast-rising artist Rarin has released his liberating, pop-rap debut mixtape Toxic Ends. An aspirational, ambition-fueled introduction which champions human connection and self-growth, inspiring listeners to be themselves free of insecurity, Toxic Ends unites Rarin’s recent string of hard-hitting singles and adds six new tracks to his prolific catalogue.

Originally recording music for fun and continuing to create in his bedroom despite his success, Rarin has racked up over 75 million global streams with his string of viral singles including “GTA” and “YESSIR!” which topped Spotify’s viral charts and trended on YouTube. Adding to his hot streak, and distilling rap, pop, and relatable storytelling into his own unique sound, Toxic Ends will follow his recently released singles: deceptive flex anthems that speak to what is achievable in life if you free yourself from insecurity. “Toxics Ends” imagines what life would be like if we let go of the negative thoughts that hold us back, while Rarin “levels up” to become the most polished version of himself on “Big Spendin’,” a version without heartbreak or self-consciousness, that is excited for the future. “SO WHAT! ft. Brxkenbxy” speaks to brushing off minor issues to find value in mistakes without letting them derail you from seizing big opportunities.

“I think we’re all destined for something greater than our expectations. We just have to let go of what’s holding us back,” says Rarin on the inspiration for the mixtape. “This project is mainly about letting go of our ‘toxic ends.’ People are tempted to commit themselves to things they cannot obtain, especially in relationships, leading their emotions to consume them. Just because you want something, doesn’t mean you need it.”

We had the opportunity to ask Rarin about his career, Toxic Ends, and what’s next for the artist:

How did you get your start into music? When did you know if it was something you wanted to pursue?

I originally got into music because of my parents. They had me learn to play the piano because they wanted me to try out new things when I was younger. I think that really gave me an ear for making music and it helped a lot. Singing and rapping came many years later and that really started out of boredom. Later, with time, I found myself enjoying recording music more and more and eventually I recognized music as something I wanted to pursue professionally.

Who were your biggest inspirations for going into the music industry? How has their careers inspired/impacted your own decisions and direction for your music?

My biggest inspirations are Lil Peep, Travis Scott, and Billie Eilish. The career of Lil Peep has made me see how important fan interaction is, and how being close with your fans can bring a really special connection. I also love Travis Scott’s live performances and seeing him perform made me realize that your fans and listeners will reflect your energy, so you need to show your enthusiasm in everything you do. Billie Eilish inspires me to go out of my comfort zone and to be more confident. In one interview she had said that you should embrace your mistakes in your music and keep them because that’s what makes it unique. That saying has stuck with me for the entirety of my career and has really given me motivation.

How does your new work compare to your other works you’ve done in the past in terms of process, production and message? Do you notice differences in creating singles versus mixtapes?

Overall, the production has gotten much better, but I also have more purpose when I record and write music. Currently, I tend to make faster and happier songs compared to my past music.

What was it like when you realized that your work was connecting with people? Was there a specific moment you remember realizing how your music impacted others?

It was honestly very motivating. I’ve had fans tell me that my music has helped them stay mentally strong in their hardest times, and that really means the world to me. I use music to help myself feel better so being able to provide that for others makes me really happy.

Were you surprised that your work became popular in gaming communities? What has that experience been like as you watched you work be appreciated by many different communities?

I never really expected my songs to blow up through video games. I used to edit gaming montages so it’s crazy to me that my music is being used in videos similar to what I used to edit.

Toxic Ends is a mixtape with “deceptive flex anthems that speak to what is achievable in life if you free yourself from insecurity.” What inspired you to make a mixtape that is vulnerable and honest about overcoming insecurity? Is there anything you hope fans take away from the mixtape?

My life inspires my music and, in my life, I’ve found myself unable to rid myself of toxic relationships and situations because I thought those situations were normal and that I didn’t deserve better. After listening, I hope my fans recognize the importance of loving yourself and what you do. I think it is the key to being successful and happy in life and I wish that upon everyone.

What are you most excited for next once your new mixtape is out?

I’m most excited to start doing live shows and possibly touring.

Toxic Ends Track List

Toxic Ends

Love Fix

Ashes

Had Enough

SO WHAT! (ft. Brxkenbxy)

Skipping Stones

Cash Out (ft. Darius King)

2 Seater

Big Spendin’

See Rarin’s mixtape music videos below:

Toxic Ends album visualizer here.

“Toxic Ends” music video here.

“Big Spendin’” music video here.

Check out Rarin’s debut mix, and keep a look out for what’s next!

It’s Raining Men – A Promising Young Woman Edition

DeathbyRomy’s take on “It’s Raining Men” – the iconic No. 1 dance anthem originally released by The Weather Girls in 1982 – is out today. Listen HERE. Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer wrote the song, which was nominated for a  GRAMMY®. “It’s Raining Men” is one of two songs that DeathbyRomy recorded exclusively for the Promising Young Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Variety has already predicted an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for “Come and Play with Me,” the Los Angeles-based artist’s other contribution to the soundtrack. Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter DeathbyRomy pours both pain and euphoria into her catchy yet dark music, pitting electronic melodies and propulsive beats against hypnotic vocals and deeply personal lyrics. She made her Capitol Records debut last fall with the EP Love u – to Death.

Focus Features will release the Sundance hit Promising Young Woman on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020 in theaters domestically. IndieWire noted, “The film is filled with inspired soundtrack choices – a strings-heavy take on Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ teases before it reveals itself at the perfect moment, and an amusing use of an ‘It’s Raining Men’ cover sells Fennell’s pitch-black sense of humor early on.” Idolator said, “As for the soundtrack, there’s so much to love.”

Those who pre-order the 18-track collection in digital format will instantly receive “It’s Raining Men” plus Donna Missal’s interpretation of Cigarettes After Sex’s 2012 breakthrough single,  “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby,” and Cyn’s “Drinks.”

Cyn’s original song “Drinks” has amassed over 20 million global streams. Billie Eilish added it to her Apple Music radio show, “me & dad radio.” Naming “Drinks” a “Song You Need To Know,” Rolling Stone hailed it as “insanely catchy.” The Mixed Drinks Collection” features the stripped version of “Drinks” and remixes from quartet of renowned producers, all female – MNDR, NERVO, Uffie, and Ladyhawke. uDiscoverMusic said, “[Donna Missal’s] silky vocals stand out against the moody, synth-driven production [on ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’].”

The film’s director and writer, Emerald Fennell, also served as Executive Soundtrack Producer, teaming up with music supervisor Sue Jacobs and Capitol Records to create what The Daily Beast describes as “a pop music soundtrack that could only be described as glorious.” Vice observed, “[Promising Young Woman] expertly uses femme pop songs to underscore its critically acclaimed twisted tale of trauma and revenge.” Billboard praised Anthony Willis’ “chilling orchestral arrangement of ‘Toxic,’” which can be heard in the film’s new trailer. View HERE.

The soundtrack also features previously unreleased tracks from Muna and Blessus plus Carmen DeLeon’s cover of the Gerry Goffin-Carole King penned “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss”). Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Paris Hilton’s “Stars Are Blind,” Sky Ferreira’s “Downhill Lullaby” and Juice Newton’s “Angel of the Morning” are among the previously released tracks that Fennell employs to subvert the audience’s expectations over the course of the film. Other featured artists include Maya B and Lily & Madeleine.

Synopsis

From visionary director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future.  But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night.  Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.

Premiering to huge acclaim in Sundance earlier this year, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN is directed and written by Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) and stars Academy Award®-nominee Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham along with an ensemble cast that includes Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon, and Clancy Brown.  Fennell produced along with Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Josey McNamara for LuckyChap Entertainment and Ben Browning and Ashley Fox for FilmNation Entertainment.

StaySolidRocky – “Party Girl”

With a knack for melody and the unshakable will to succeed, StaySolidRocky is one of rap’s most talented teenagers. Connecting with Lil Uzi Vert, the 19-year-old drops his highly anticipated follow up to certified gold hit “Party Girl” remix today via Columbia Records. A love-drunk anthem, “Party Girl” remix which has eclipsed to over 53.2 million views on YouTube, is anchored by a soaring verse from Lil Uzi Vert as they skate through the somber keys with IG caption-worthy lyrics. Listen to the new track HERE.

Along with the “Party Girl” remix, Rocky announces Fallin’, his new EP. Ping-ponging between hard-hitting bangers and melodic rap jams, Rocky has perfected a unique adlib style of approaching playful lyrics over somber piano beats. The 7-track project set to drop on Friday July 17^th, carries his emotional intuition while touching on the harsh realities of falling through life with everything going on around him but understanding it’s the temporary happiness is a devil in disguise. Fallin’ EP features hit singles including “Party Girl” follow-up “Vacant Hearts (347,000 streams), “Toxic” (660,145 video views) with production from Nashi, Chriz Beats, Drumma Boy, Glaazer, SephGotTheWaves, KFK, Chris Productions, and Niko and multiple appearances from Rocky’s frequent collaborator Big4Keezy and Lil Uzi Vert.

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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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