Posts tagged with "Toxic"

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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