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Pearl Jam: Support for Healthcare

Pearl Jam Calls for September 12th Day of Solidarity to Support Healthcare for Heroes
 
Band Hosted 9/11 First Responders at Madison Square Garden on the 21st Anniversary of Terrorist Attack
. “9/11 was horrific, traumatic, despicable … but in some ways, 9/12 was awesome. 9/12 people came together as one. We were supported by the rest of the planet. And most importantly in our country, we supported each other. There was a time when we supported each other. That’s the part that we cannot forget. We can stay together. We don’t have to wait for another terrorist attack and suffer this thing of being divided.” – Eddie Vedder, sharing a conversation with First Responder Lt. Michael O’Connell, FDNY.

Last night at Madison Square Garden, Pearl Jam honored the first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the 21st anniversary of the tragedy. Frontman Eddie Vedder talked about meeting with a group of first responders before the show and being reminded of the importance of September 12th as a day when everyone came together in solidarity.  He called out the incredible work of John Feal, a retired construction worker who lost part of his foot while working at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the attacks and founded the FealGood Foundation to benefit responders who have suffered from numerous health issues ever since. 
 
That same solidarity is needed now to ensure that the heroes of September 11th continue to receive the treatment they need for the significant injuries and illnesses sustained on and stemming from that horrific day, many caused by the toxic dust generated by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
 
After 17 years of hard work from survivors and advocates, Congress finally responded to this crisis by creating the World Trade Center Health Program. Today, it encompasses more than 117,000 responders and survivors, most of whom are being treated for more than one illness. World Trade Center Health Program provides critical care but is facing an impending $3 billion budget shortfall. 
 
Unless Congress acts by the end of the year, the program will be forced to stop accepting new members who are sick and to make additional cuts in services. The Bipartisan 9/11 Responder and Survivor Health Funding and Correction Act would ensure the program gets the funding to meet the medical needs of 9/11 responders and survivors.

For more information and to contact your elected officials, visit Renew911health.org. You can also join Vitalogy Foundation in supporting The FealGood Foundation to benefit 9/11 first responders.
 

“So let those events we got through together all those years ago and that these men and women are still courageously healing from – let those lessons be remembered as our solidarity to come together and keep this country straight … this country that we love.”  – Eddie Vedder

About Republic Records

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Bastille, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Clairo, 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, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Twice, Victor Victor 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, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Universal Arabic Music, Victor Victor, XO, Young Money, among others. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Sing and Sing 2), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. With projects that align with Republic’s artists and brand, Federal Films is building a diverse slate that will bring compelling stories to audiences around the world. Initial documentary releases include Jonas Brothers’ Chasing Happiness,  Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You and The Velvet Underground. Upcoming theatrical films include They Cloned Tyrone, The Hating Game and Marlowe.

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AITCH – CLOSE TO HOME

Today, Platinum-selling 22-year-old Manchester rapper Aitch releases his debut album, Close To Home. Listen HERE via Capitol Records / 10K Projects. To celebrate this milestone moment, Aitch reveals the heart-warming video for My G featuring Ed Sheeran. Watch HERE.

Displaying a more mature, reflective, and personal side of Aitch‘s songwriting, My G is a loving tribute from the Manchester rapper to his 12-year-old little sister, affectionately called G, who has Down’s Syndrome. Paired with a music video directed by long-term visual collaborator Kelvin Jones, the visual was filmed at The Langdon Down Centre and features a moving performance from Aitch, as he reminisces viewing old childhood and family photos over a soothing silhouette of Ed Sheeran.

Setting the scene with BelgraveRoad_1Close To Home showcases Aitch‘s remarkable journey within hip-hop. Fuego, Cheque and Louis Vuitton are blessed with the rapper’s trademark lyricism and cheeky suave. He reunites with AJ Tracey on R Kid, while laidback summery bop Sunshine featuring New Machine embraces a new tangent of melodic guitar riffs.

The album’s title track Close To Home, which features a children’s choir, sees Aitch up close and personal, putting his private thoughts on paper for the first time. In Disguise featuring Bakar, the Shaun Ryder-assisted and Stone Roses-sampling 1989 and platinum-selling #2 Fred again. produced hit Baby featuring R&B icon Ashanti. In fact, Ashanti and Aitch performed Baby together during BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022. Watch the performance here.

When speaking about his album’s title, Aitch says: As much as I say that I’m trying to get out of the ends, and I want to go elsewhere, I always end up back in the same place. Even across the other side of the world, I feel like I bring a sense of Manchester; whether I’m in London or Australia, I’m still Close To Home.

Taking Close To Home on the road for the first time, Aitch will kick off a sold-out headline in the UK followed by a run in the rest of Europe early next year. On the performance front, recently Aitch was brought out as a special guest during Jack Harlow’s set at the 2022 Wireless Festival.

At only 22-years-old, the BRIT Award nominated artist is on the verge of a global breakout with Close To Home. His debut album showcases his ever-growing songwriting skills. Combining a mature and reflective side with the confident charisma he’s known for, Close To Home is a modern spin paying homage to the lineage of Manchester’s musical history, pairing rich and identifiably local flavor with global ambition. Already under his belt Aitch retains over a billion streams, over 5 million records sold worldwide, millions of followers, and co-signs from the likes of Tay Keith, Sam Smith, Skeptaand more.

  1. BelgraveRoad_1
  2. Louis Vuitton
  3. 1989
  4. Money Habits (feat. Mastermind)
  5. Baby feat. Ashanti
  6. Bring It Back
  7. Sunshine (feat. New Machine)
  8. Fuego
  9. Cheque
  10. In Disguise (feat. Bakar)
  11. The Palm
  12. 100x
  13. R Kid (feat. AJ Tracey)
  14. My G (feat. Ed Sheeran)
  15. Close To Home
  16. Hollinwood To Hollywood
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SIGMA × QUEEN MILLZ

MULTI-PLATINUM DRUM & BASS DUO SIGMA AND RISING HIP-HOP SINGER/RAPPER QUEEN MILLZ COLLABORATE ON SUMMER BANGER LITTLE THINGS

LISTEN HERE

Multi-Platinum-selling, BRIT-Award nominated drum and bass DJ and producers Sigma (aka Cam Edwards and Joe Lenzie) are one of the only UK dance acts to make it big in the world of pop – achieving Gold certification status on their debut studio album Life and amassing over 2.7 billion worldwide streams – without losing relevance in the Drum and Bass scene where the London-based duo spent a decade, pre-fame.

Their success extends to their singles collaborations, leading them to work with artists such as Paloma FaithThe ChainsmokersRita Ora, Quavo, Jack Savoretti and John Newmanexploring the full gamut of club and pop sounds. Their impressive resume includes seven UK certified singles [2 x Platinum, 2 x Gold and 3 x Silver], two Brit-Award nominations and becoming the first ever drum and bass act ever to headline the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. They have also sold-out headline shows at the O2 Academy Brixton and played festivals on the biggest stages in the UK and across the globe.

Making a return after the COVID pandemic, the dance duo released their highly anticipated second studio album Hope in June 2022. Featuring hit singles such as Find Me ft. Birdy, Brit-Certified Silver single Anywhere, 2 Hearts with Sam Feldt and the brilliantly uplifting anthem Hope, the album has already accumulated over half a billion worldwide streams and counting.

Hailing from Leicestershire, Queen Millz’s music is an expression of the many emotions she has experienced in life, growing up in a musical house filled with reggae, R&B, hip-hop and house. She has received radio love and playlist support from the likes of DJ TargetTiffany CalverSian Anderson and Jack Saunders at BBC Radio 1 and 1XtraDJ Semtex at Capital Xtra and Henrie, Ellie Prohan, Kaylee Golding and Esi at KISS FM – as well as being championed by tastemaker press such as NOTIONCLASHWonderlandCOLORS and much more.

With recent live performances at BBC Radio 1’s Big WeekendBBC 1Xtra at The Great EscapeTakeOff MaliaNASS Festival (Bristol) and upcoming performances at Spektrum (Hamburg, Germany), it’s evident that Queen Millz is an international star in the making.

Continuing the wave of festival season, Queen Millz is gearing up for her upcoming release Little Things with Sigma, which arrives mid August just in time for Sigma‘s Reading and Leeds Festival sets where she will be performing alongside the duo in addition to her own performance at the BBC 1Xtra Stage at the festivals. Speaking about the release, Queen Millz says Little Things is a song to make you jump up and celebrate every little thing that your man might do that you really love but you don’t say it often enough! This one’s for my ravers!!

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BASTILLE – REVOLUTION

Bastille releases the official video for new single, the electronic club banger “Revolution”—watch HERE. The celestial visuals see Dan Smith and a dancer illuminated by an ethereal, suspended sphere, interspersed with cosmic imagery, playing into the vibrantly futuristic sonics of the track.

Dan explains, “The chorus is about the intimacy of human connection in the context of some science fiction, space-centered imagery. But it’s also about the idea of those amazingly thoughtful people who spend their lives trying to change the world in a positive way.”

“I’m totally over-awed by people like that – if you’re one of them, like an inventor, activist or scientist, you have to have the ability to imagine a version of the future that’s better than what currently exists, and then have that energy to actually work to make it happen. Alongside all the other things life throws at you. So, I wanted to nod to those people and the idea that before anything big happens, most of them will have had these little revolutions in their minds, a change of perspective that leads to something bigger.”

Taking inspiration from Quincy Jones’ production, “Revolution” had always been one of the core songs for Give Me The Future. The track now features on part two of the band’s three-part extended edition of the critically acclaimed, number one album. Dubbed Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past, the new release—out August 26th—features another album’s worth of new songs, collaborations, covers, and reprises.

“In releasing this version of the record, we wanted to give the complete picture of what we intended with this album and also explore the idea that you can choose your own adventure,” Dan says. “You can dive into the ideas of the future and an electronic world, or you can fall back into the past – away from technology and into ideas of memory and nostalgia – both thematically and musically. Or you can choose full-on dancefloor heartbreak escape.”

With the original album on part one, part two continues some of the themes and narrative from the original record, delving into songs that are shot through with notions of technological dependence, human connection and the limitless possibilities of life online. Part three, meanwhile, acts as a mini return to the band’s acclaimed “Other People’s Heartache” Mixtape series opening the four-piece up to collaborations, covers and concept-free creativity.

Since the release of the record, Bastille have created an immersive experience at their sold-out gigs, bringing the themes of the album to life in arenas across the UK and on a tour of North America. At this year’s Glastonbury Festival, such was the demand to witness their secret set the festival organizers had to cordon off the surrounding area at the 1,000-capacity William’s Green tent as festivalgoers tried to descend in the masses to catch a glimpse of their secret performance.

Such fervent scenes continue across the summer as the band play huge sets at festivals across the UK and Europe, including Boardmasters, Sziget, and two mammoth sub-headliner spots at Reading & Leeds 2022. Following that, they’ll take the “Give Me The Future” tour to South America, stopping in Argentina and Brazil, before continuing the enthralling trek across Europe.

PART ONE – GIVE ME THE FUTURE

  1. Distorted Light Beam
  2. Thelma + Louise
  3. No Bad Days
  4. Brave New World (Interlude)
  5. Back To The Future
  6. Plug In…
  7. Promises (by Riz Ahmed)
  8. Shut Off The Lights
  9. Stay Awake?
  10. Give Me The Future
  11. Club 57
  12. Total Dissociation (Interlude)
  13. Future Holds [feat. BIM]

PART TWO – DREAMS OF THE PAST

  1. Back To The Innerverse (Interlude)
  2. Real Life
  3. Family Ties
  4. Distorted Light Beam (Reprise)
  5. Revolution
  6. survivin’
  7. No More Bad Days
  8. Hope For The Future

PART THREE – OTHER PEOPLE’S HEART ACHE

  1. Other People’s Heartache (Interlude)
  2. Run Into Trouble [Alok x Bastille]
  3. Remind Me
  4. Eight Hours [Bastille x Tyde]
  5. Dancing In The Dark
  6. Running Away

WATCH HERE
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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).”

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AFROJACK × BLACK V NECK × MUNI LONG

GRAMMY Award-winning producer and multi-platinum selling electronic dance music icon Afrojack and innovative House music duo Black V Neck have combined forces to create the hit single, Day N Night. The addictive House track features vocals by Muni Long, MTV’s Global PUSH Artist of the year and one of the most buzzworthy artists in R&B today. Day N Night is now available on all digital streaming platforms HERE.

Day N Night is a powerful, energizing track with an addictive bassline that leaves audiences craving more after each listen. The dream collaboration of Afrojack, Black V Neck, and Muni Long highlights every aspect of each artist’s talent, and in combination with the rhythmic, pounding production, fans can’t help but be transported into the heart of a colorful dance music festival. Black V Neck have collaborated with Afrojack numerous times in the past, including their collaborative single To The Floor. On top of the elite production, Muni’s vocals add a perfect vibrance and life to the track’s already uplifting sound.

Afrojack has produced some of the biggest hits in the past decade, and cemented his legacy as one of the top names in dance music culture. In late July he released his surprise EP Afrojack Presents NLW, an 8 track project that returned to his club roots. Earlier in July, he teamed up with R3HAB for their first collaboration in a decade with “Worlds On Fire,” released through Tomorrowland Music ahead of their back-to-back performance at Tomorrowland Belgium.

Afrojack also announced a partnership deal with Universal Music Group in July for all his future releases and all the releases on his record label WALL Recordings. Prior to that in March, Afrojack and David Guetta released an all star cross-genre collaboration featuring Missy ElliottBIA, and Doechii, Trampoline, which can be found HERE. The Dutch musician started the year with his fourth GRAMMY nomination, this time, and for the first time, for Best Dance Recording for his inspiring dance pop crossover Summer song Hero alongside David Guetta.

Long time friends, Ian and Julian came together in 2017 to form the innovative and original House music duo, Black V Neck. They have released popular songs such as Sex, Drugs, Alcohol, which has collected over 21 million streams globally. With the support of underground artists such as Claude VonStroke, Chris Lake, Green Velvet, Lee Foss, and Shiba San, the duo has appeared and collaborated on festival performances, club sets, and radio shows worldwide with some of the biggest names in dance music like, Afrojack, Dipo, Marshmello, Tchami and DJ Snake, to name a few. They have released remixes for tracks by David Guetta, Afrojack, Salvatore Ganacci, John Summit, Tommy Trash, and Walker & Royce, and worked with numerous record labels such as on Sink or Swim, Repopulate Mars, Confession, Insomniac Records, and OWSLA.

One of the most streamed and buzzworthy artists in R&B today, Muni Long has exploded with the success of the certified platinum #1 urban and rhythmic breakthrough smash Hrs And Hrs. The hit single has netted over 200 million streams, has reached the Top 5 of Apple Music, and #17 on the Billboard Hot 100. Muni has performed on NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, was named the MTVs Global PUSH Artist of the month in June, named to iHeart Radio‘s On The Verge program, BET Amplified, YouTube’s Artist On The Rise, Spotify Frequency Artist, Snapchat Artist to Watch, and Amazon Breakthrough Artist of the Month.

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BLACKPINK – BORN PINK

Global phenomenon BLACKPINK has announced via social media their second album, BORN PINK will release on Friday, September 16th. Last week, an official visual teaser revealed the first single titled “Pink Venom” will be available next Friday, August 19th. Pre-save the track HERE

The group’s long-awaited return was announced earlier this summer in an official statement from YG Entertainment noting the upcoming new music would kick off “a continuous large-scale project [that] extends through the second half of the year”. Yesterday, the large-scale project was revealed as BLACKPINK’s 2022 / 2023 world tour, set to kick off on October 15th in Seoul, South Korea. Additional information on the tour will be available in early September. Full list of dates linked HERE and listed below. 

Prior to the release of their first full album ‘THE ALBUM’ in 2020, BLACKPINK gained steady popularity with their pre-release single “How You Like That” and their special collaboration with Selena GomezIce Cream”. Despite the restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, BLACKPINK drew a record-breaking explosive response from global fans with only their music. ‘THE ALBUM’, which catapulted to number 2 on both the U.S. Billboard 200 and UK Official Chart, also featured standout track “Lovesick Girls”, which sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, making BLACKPINK the first K-pop girl group to sell over a million units. 

BORN PINK TOUR DATES: 

October 15th – 16th  – Seoul, South Korea 

October 25th – Dallas, TX 

October 29th – Houston, TX 

November 2nd – Atlanta, GA 

November 6th – 7th – Hamilton, GA 

November 10th – 11th – Chicago, IL 

November 14th – 15th – Newark, NJ 

November 19th – Los Angeles, CA 

November 30th – London, UK 

December 1st – London, UK 

December 5th – Barcelona, Spain 

December 8th – Cologne, Germany  

December 11th. – 12th – Paris, France 

December 18th – Berlin, Germany 

December 22nd – Amsterdam, Netherlands 

January 7th – 8th – Bangkok 

January 13th – 14th – Hong Kong, China 

January 20th – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

January 28th – Abu Dhabi, UAE  

March 4th – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  

March 11th – Jakarta, Indonesia  

March 18th – Kaohsiung, Taiwan 

March 25th – Manila, Philippines 

May 13th – Singapore 

June 10th – 11th – Melbourne, Australia 

June 16th – 17th – Sydney, Australia 

June 21st – Auckland, New Zealand 

Claudia Valentina New Single "Sweat" Cover Art via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

CLAUDIA VALENTINA – SWEAT

UK artist Claudia Valentina has just dropped the steamy video for her new single “Sweat.”  The single is from her forthcoming EP “Foreign Affair” out September 9th.

Watch HERE
Listen to “Sweat” HERE

Made with Lost Boy, Tom Mann and Digital Farm Animals, the track sees Claudia Valentina’s sultry vocals glide across the powerful track as she gives an insight of what to expect on her upcoming EP ‘Foreign Affair’. ‘Foreign Affair’ was recorded by Claudia Valentina while she traveled back and forth between London, Guernsey, and Los Angeles with a collection of producers and co-writers from various backgrounds. The EP explores relationships/situations that young women find themselves going through. For Claudia, whenever things would get too complicated in one place, she’d simply pick up and go to another. 

Speaking on the EP Claudia says “I’m fascinated with different sounds from around the world and as I’m from a small island, I longed to get out of there and discover a new world of sounds since I was young. Growing up in London and LA has allowed me to be exposed to different types of music through the people I work with.   I’m inspired by the producers I work with and their own individual sounds and I learn so much about different cultures of music through them so I like to merge all these sounds together to create something that’s unique while putting my own musical stamp on everything to tie it all together. This EP is global sounding, it encompasses everything that has touched and inspired me in my life.”
Claudia Valentina, a confident 21-year-old superstar-in-waiting, is ready to become the new dominant force on the pop landscape. Born and raised in Guernsey, a small, picturesque island between England and France, Claudia spent her formative years singing, dancing and looking for any and every opportunity that would propel her into the music industry. After scoring her first break at age 10 in a production of Billy Elliot, she convinced her mother to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music full-time. In the studio, she began to hone her craft with some of the most prolific pop producers in the business, with many of those sessions laying the groundwork for her self-titled EP, which was released in 2020. Her debut single “Seven” has amassed over 10 million streams across all platforms, with Billboard calling it a “stunning debut track” and TIME naming it one of “The Best New Songs of June 2020.”  Her single “4:15” received over 200K streams in its first week of release, with I-D proclaiming it “an absolute smash.” In addition to being selected by MTV UK as one of their Push artists for 2021, Claudia was named an artist to watch by British GQHypebae and PEOPLE.  Earlier this year, Claudia released “C’est La Vie,” the first off her new EP “Foreign Affair” coming in Sept 2022, giving us a taste of the energy and bangers to come.

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Sweat
Forget My Name
Daddy Issues
Extra Agenda
C’est La Vie

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BENEE TOUR

New Zealand alternative pop star BENEE reveals a string of headline tour dates across North America this September and October, in addition to her recently-announced performances at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 7th and 14th. The new tour dates include San Luis Obispo, CA on September 26th, San Diego, CA on September 27th, Santa Cruz, CA on September 29th, Sacramento, CA on September 30th, Pomona, CA on October 1st, Mexico City, MX on October 9th, and Dallas, TX on October 11th—see the full list of tour dates below. Tickets are on sale this week HERE.

These live shows follow BENEE’s recent headline world tour that took her to sold out venues across North America, Europe, and the UK earlier this spring and summer, as well as summer festival performances at The Governor’s Ball Music Festival and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Earlier this spring, BENEE dropped her latest EP Lychee to widespread critical acclaim, with UPROXX declaring, “Her music demands to be put on repeat,” and Ones To Watch proclaiming, “Lychee has introduced us to a new era of BENEE, and we are entirely here for it.” BENEE set the stage for the EP with the singles “Doesn’t Matter” and “Beach Boy.” To bring the Lychee EP to life, she worked with collaborators on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. In California, she found herself working on songs with Greg KurstinKenny Beats, and Rostam. Working back home in New Zealand, she completed more tracks with her regular collaborator Josh Fountain. As a whole, Lychee showcases BENEE’s evolution as an eloquent and artful voice for Gen-Z — pushing boundaries and fearless enough not to compromise her creativity or spirit.

BENEE’s dreamy alt-pop mixes her deeply heartfelt reflections on life in suburban Auckland, New Zealand with offbeat and often whimsical lyrical twists, all produced with a technicolor ear for cooked beats and unpredictable hooks. The 22-year-old broke through in 2020 with “Supalonely,” her global hit with 4 billion streams, and her follow-up Hey u x debut album was a vibrant musical world with guests ranging from Grimes and Lily Allen to Gus Dapperton and Muroki (another New Zealand teen BENEE has since signed to her own label, Olive). It was listed as one of Billboard’s “25 Best Pop Albums of 2020,” noting that BENEEcontemplates the woes of Gen Z with a keen ear for choruses and arrangements that oscillate between indie rock and hyperpop.” Stereogum praised its “quirky but impeccably produced pop music” and Vogue called it “13 tracks of heavenly indie-alt-pop.”

BENEE 2022 FALL TOUR DATES
September 26th                       Fremont Theater                     San Luis Obispo, CA
September 27th                       Observatory North Park          San Diego, CA
September 29th                       Catalyst                                   Santa Cruz, CA
September 30th                       Ace Of Spades                       Sacramento, CA
October 1st                              Fox Theater                            Pomona, CA
October 7th                              Austin City Limits                    Austin, TX
October 9th                              Lunario                                    Mexico City, MX
October 11th                            Trees                                       Dallas, TX
October 14th                            Austin City Limits                    Austin, TX

ABOUT BENEE
BENEE is the dreamy voice of a disaffected generation who broke through in 2020 with “Supalonely,” her irresistible, four billion streaming alt-pop banger that practically defined the pandemic experience. Twenty-two-year-old Stella Bennett mixes her deeply heartfelt reflections on life in suburban Auckland, New Zealand with offbeat and often whimsical lyrical notions, all produced with a technicolor ear for cooked beats and unpredictable hooks. A fervent online following were drawn to BENEE’s two intriguing EP releases, FIRE ON MARZZ and STELLA & STEVE, before her guest-packed, yet highly personal, Hey u x album was released at the tail end of 2020. The album was a vibrant musical world with guests ranging from Grimes and Lily Allen to Gus Dapperton and Muroki (another New Zealand teen BENEE has since signed to her own label, Olive). It was listed as one of Billboard’s “25 Best Pop Albums of 2020,” noting that BENEEcontemplates the woes of Gen Z with a keen ear for choruses and arrangements that oscillate between indie rock and hyperpop.” Stereogum praised its “quirky but impeccably produced pop music” and Vogue called it “13 tracks of heavenly indie-alt-pop.” Platinum Awards piled up around the globe, and she performed “Supalonely” — live from New Zealand — on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonEllen, and Late Night with Seth Meyers and recorded a heartfelt live version of album opener “Happen To Me” for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. A year on, BENEE returns with her 2022 Lychee EP, with her song “Doesn’t Matter” revealing the singer’s journey through the emotional clatter of 2021. Following the EP release, BENEE toured across North America, Europe, and the UK on her headline world tour, and now she’ll be returning to North America for select dates this fall. Expect the world to be ready and waiting for her.

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JESSIE WARE – FREE YOURSELF

Jessie Ware today shares the energetic video for latest single “Free Yourself.” Watch Here.

Directed by Vicky Lawton, the “Free Yourself” video is loaded with infectious energy that celebrates the joy of being unapologetically yourself. A figure of empowerment draped in red silky luxury, Jessie literally puts herself on a pedestal to coach ‘names not numbers’ covered in black clothing into freeing their ‘extraordinary colors’.

Packed with catwalks of fierce self-love, the track and video are a stature of indulgence that champions a movement of fun expression.

Since its release “Free Yourself” has gone on to have the biggest week one streams in both the UK and internationally ahead of any other Jessie single. The new track is co-written and produced by Coffee Clarence JR and legendary British producer Stuart Price.

’Free Yourself’ is the beginning of a new era for me.” explains Jessie. “I’m so excited for people to have this song for the end of their summer; to dance, to feel no inhibitions & to feel joyful because that’s how I’ve been feeling recently being able to tour again and being able to sing again. Enjoy yourself, Free Yourself!”

The new track also tops off a fantastic summer for Jessie, who brought the disco on her rescheduled What’s Your Pleasure? live shows including a headline slot at Glastonbury’s Park stage and a career defining set at Primavera Sound. Later, this year will see Jessie stateside to support Harry Styles on his Love on Tour for 5 dates at Chicago’s United Center.

In amongst completing the rescheduled tour dates, Jessie is busy back in the studio to finish her much-anticipated fifth studio album.

Welcome to the next era of Jessie Ware.

JESSIE WARE TOUR DATES

October

6th – United Center, Chicago (Harry styles support)

8th – United Center, Chicago (Harry styles support)

9th – United Center, Chicago (Harry styles support)

13th – United Center, Chicago (Harry styles support)

14th – United Center, Chicago (Harry styles support)

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