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DREAMER BOY – HUES

The unpredictable singer/songwriter Dreamer Boy breaks down the lingering emotions of a breakup on his reflective new single “HUES,” out on June 30, 2022 via slowplay / Harvest Records. Listen HERE. The brooding alternative-tinged track comes on the heels of his summery acoustic-pop anthem “JUMPSHOT!,” which showcases the Nashville-based artist’s immense versatility.

“Seeing your world change around you, being in and out of love, and seeing the good and bad from the person you are with is what HUES is about,” says Dreamer Boy. “The actual idea of the walls changing colors as you are magnetically connected to a person but seeing how the good may be slipping away. This song represents the push and pull of that relationship, even after feeling used, and only being there for them, you end up back at their place falling into their world again.”

On HUES,” Dreamer Boy (born Zach Taylor) captures the fallout of love freshly lost. Opening with a slithery electric riff, he soon reaches for his acoustic, letting loose a vulnerable lament. “I still smell your perfume,” he sings, the familiar fragrance keeping him second-guessing. Even with a 90’s-style record scratch cutting through the mood, the sadness is palpable as the track builds to a dramatic, electrified climax.

With HUES,” Dreamer Boy continues to flex his eclectic sonic palette, following “the perfect carefree summer anthem, dripping with nostalgia” of “JUMPSHOT! according to V Magazine and the thrilling synth-pop of “OVER EVERYTHING.” Previously, he teamed up with multi-Platinum New Zealand star BENEE on ARE YOU LETTING GO?,” a captivating collaboration that brings out the ethereal sensibilities of both shapeshifting artists.

The two are currently on the road together on a North American tour, which close out on June 30 in Los Angeles. On tour, Dreamer Boy has been performing his newest singles alongside tracks from his acclaimed 2021 album All the Ways We Are Together. As open and emotional as songs like HUES are, it’s been an opportunity to connect with even more hearts and minds.

Alesso featured in 360 MAGAZINE

ALESSO – ONLY YOU

Pioneering Swedish dance artist and producer Alesso is double-dipping in March with two blistering singles that each pack a distinct punch out now via 10:22PM / Astralwerks. The soaring Sentinel-assisted “Only You” showcases Alesso’s range across genres and styles. Listen HERE. “Dark,” released March 1, was handcrafted for THE BATMAN film. Listen HERE.

“Only You” possesses skyrocketing anthemic energy elevated to a different plane by silky vocals. Alesso has been teasing this track on his booming performances since ringing in 2022. The message is a universal one of hope and spontaneity — of living in the moment while accepting that some things aren’t meant to last forever: “We know it’s over but it’s alright / We’ll keep dancin’ in these bright lights.” “Only You” arrives ahead of Alesso’s headlining set today at Ultra Fest Miami located at Bayfront Park. The performance leads into a huge slate of live shows for the GRAMMY-nominated visionary.

“Only You” and “Dark” follow Alesso’s explosive entrance into 2022 with his first-ever collaboration with global pop superstar Katy Perry on When I’m Gone.” He made his “Saturday Night Live” debut alongside Katy Perry and a troupe of mushroom dancers. Watch HERE. The critically acclaimed track gained praise from a plethora of outlets ranging from INTERVIEWV MAGAZINEPAPERPEOPLE, and more. Aside from Ultra Fest Miami, Alesso gears up for a new multi-year residency with TAO Las Vegas and 14 North American dates of the Bad Bunny “World’s Hottest Tour.” Tickets are available for purchase HERE including a headline shows at NY’s Brooklyn Mirage. See all dates below.

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BabyJake Tour

Singer, songwriter, and producer BabyJake returned with a tour announcement—this summer, he will be embarking on his first-ever headline tour across the US dubbed “Bonnie & The Bayonets Tour”. The string of dates kicks off on May 22nd in San Antonio, TX and continue to Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more in July and August—see the full list of dates HERE. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Last summer, BabyJake released his debut album, The Sun Wakes Up Earlier Now—listen HERE. The 11-track, genre-blurring album features his hit singles, “My Anxiety” and “Do I Fit In Your Shoes?“. The Sun Wakes Up Earlier Now [SB Projects/Republic Records] was recorded in Los Angeles, and BabyJake co-wrote and co-produced the songs with various collaborators, including Bipolar Sunshine, Lizzy McAlpine, and Linda Perry, to name a few.

On April 29th, BabyJake will drop an Urban Outfitters exclusive vinyl of The Sun Wakes Up Earlier Now—fans can pre-order the LP now HERE.

About BabyJake

BabyJake promises he’s “bringing back rock ‘n’ roll.” However, this isn’t your parents’ rock ‘n’ roll. It’s got all of the style, swagger, and spirit of the seventies, but it’s lit up by a fresh fire. The Florida-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer exudes enough star power to pull off a cowboy hat and flare jeans, but he’s also a byproduct of the times with a natural predilection for viral impact. In 2019, he introduced himself with the gold-selling “Cigarettes on Patios,” crashing viral charts and piling up 100 million-plus streams. During 2020, the artist remained prolific with his debut EP, Don’t give me problems, give me wine. In its wake, Flaunt predicted, BabyJake is on his way to superstardom,” while he earned acclaim from Billboard, Wonderland, V Magazine, Notion, TMRW Magazine, American Songwriter, The Line of Best Fit, Ones to Watch, This Song is Sick, and Lyrical Lemonade, to name a few.  Along the way, he collaborated with everyone from 24kgoldn to Dillon Francis and Louis The Child.

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Winnetka Bowling League – pulp

Winnetka Bowling League debuted their hot fourth EP pulp via RCA Records on Friday February 4. The EP consists of new track fiimy (fuck it, i misss you) with Demi Lovato, as well as a few separate pre-released tracks. Listen and stream pulp HERE, and catch the full tracklist below.

Both Winnetka Bowling League and Demi Lovato came together when Demi got into touch with head singer Matthew Koma. He posted a short video of the track onto the popular platform of TikTok, where Demi was drawn to the song.

Matthew raves about the inspiration behind fiimy (fuck it, i misss you), saying ““fiimy” is about running into an ex for the first time since a break up and the rush of mixed feelings that ad target you. There’s wondering if you even know that person anymore and there’s reckoning with your own “did i fuck up a good thing”. When Demi heard the lyrics, I think they reminded them of their own version of that experience…so it was really cool to hear them come with a verse framing how that story was told in their world. It takes dismissing a lot of pride to admit to yourself you miss someone.”

Demi spoke on their collaboration on the track, stating, “Winnetka Bowling League has such a unique sound, and I am excited to be on this record with them. If these times taught us anything it’s the power of human connection and missing someone, and I think this song speaks to that in a very honest and relevant way.”

The new EP pulp was written and produced by Matthew, and comes after their accomplished 2020 EP Congratulations.

Matthew talks about pulp, asserting, “Writing songs feels nauseatingly self-important and talking about writing songs is worse than a writer’s camp. But alas, I wrote most of the songs for the new EP in New York and felt panicked for 2 months that I was only capable of pure shit. I grew up in NY but I’ve spent the last 11 years in Los Angeles and sometimes the mentality here makes you forget about doing stuff you actually love. Being back in New York sort of sparked all these memories of being a kid recording terrible demos on ACID (the recording program, not the drug, unfortunately). And that headspace got me thinking about things and people I haven’t thought about for a long time. Usually I’m arm wrestling myself to write something about my current circumstance that’s relatable to more than my three friends who like quarantine as much as I do. But there was this shift in NY and I started writing about people and feelings I hadn’t visited in a while. Time grants you kinder eyes and with songs like ”barcelona” and “fiimy” I got to re-explore those relationships from a helicopter’s view and see it a little differently. “pulp” was about this really odd memory that came back to me one day when I walked by Port Authority and smelled hot pretzels. It made sense to call the EP “pulp” because every song was born from some specific snapshot detail that wasn’t at all the main juice (lol). I usually like my own music for 2-3 months after making it then I’m paralyzingly humiliated. I wrote this on 4/22/21 – use that information accordingly.”

This spring we see Winnetka Bowling League heading out on a series of shows while backing CHVRCHES on their practically sold-out UK Screen Violence Tour. To access more information on the tour and to get your own tickets in Newcastle and Birmingham, visit HERE. See tour dates below.

About Matthew Koma and Winnetka Bowling League

Head artist in charge, Matthew Koma was raised in New Jersey and became a critically acclaimed performer, songwriter and producer who has worked for the likes of Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Keith Urban, Shania Twain and Kelly Clarkson. The beginnings of Winnetka Bowling League came in 2018 when Matthew, his brother Kris Mazzarisi and Sam Beresford joined him to release their self-titled EP. They soon released two more Eps, Cloudy with a Chance of Sun in 2019 and Congratulations in 2020, all showcasing impeccable songwriting paired with memorable lyrics. V Magazine proclaimed, “Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Matthew Koma…[as] raw and honest, possessing a dry sense of humor that is reflected in both his songs and his mannerisms…[Winnetka Bowling League is] the perfect pairing of deep lyrical content and alternative rock melodies.”

pulp EP track listing:

1. “pulp” 

2. “fiimy (fuck it, i miss you)” with Demi Lovato

3. “barcelona” with Sasha Alex Sloan 

4. “dandelion”

5. “emotionalporn”

CHVRCHES x Winnetka Bowling League tour dates

March 14th – Edinburgh UK – O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

March 15th – Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall

March 16th – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)

March 18th – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 

March 19th – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo (SOLD OUT)

Bastille – Shut Off the Lights

Bastille unveils the official video for their latest single “Shut Off The Lights”—watch HERE. In the feel-good video, which made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live and MTVU, people are disconnected from their devices, unplugged from their digital “innerverses”, and forced to reconnect IRL—resulting in an infectious office dance party celebrating the importance of human connection.

Dan Smith says, “We wanted to make something that reflected the euphoria and the fun of the song. The track is a moment of humanity, normality, and intimacy on the album, so a video celebrating small funny moments in the day seemed to make sense. Plus, it just makes us want to dance, so it seemed only right to get that in there too.”

“Shut Off The Lights” is taken from Bastille‘s upcoming fourth studio album, Give Me The Future, out February 4th. The song has received widespread praise from Billboard, Clash Magazine, DIY, Dork, Entertainment Tonight, NME, Rolling Stone UK, V Magazine, and more, with Billboard proclaiming, “Bastille has not-so-quietly developed into one of the most consistent mainstream pop-rock acts working today, building their alternative-leaning songs around Dan Smith’s booming voice but shifting their focus often enough to avoid repetition,” and V Magazine declaring, “‘Shut Off the Lights’ might just be the highest they’ve ever gone.”

To celebrate the upcoming album, Bastille recently announced their 2022 US tour dates as part of their upcoming “Give Me The Future Tour.” The US leg kicks off on May 14th in Memphis, TN and makes stops in Los Angeles on May 20th, New York on June 7th, and more. Tickets are on sale now HERE

Next week, Bastille will perform a series of intimate outstore shows across the UK, in partnership with the UK’s independent record stores. Then in April, the band will return to arenas for the first leg of their tour (with many dates already sold out) before heading out to the US for dates in May and June. 

Give me the Future

Laced with references to sci-fi films and literature, video games and VR, Bastille’s new album Give Me The Future explores a futuristic wonderland free from restrictions—each song a different danceable dreamscape, a place where you can travel back and forward in time to be anyone, do anything, and embrace a new wave of technology, which enables us to get lost inside our imagination.

It’s a record that takes the idea of the limitless possibilities of the future and journeys everywhere from a joyride of escapism on the uplifting “Thelma + Louise,” a tribute to the iconic feminist film on its 20th anniversary,!to 80’s New York with the artist Keith Haring on the bright and whistling “Club 57” to a hospital bed in Australia for the devastating but hopeful “No Bad Days.” You’ll hear disco basslines, orchestras of synths, guitars, futuristic gospel, spaceship sounds, euphoric strings, vocoders, talk boxes, a choir of roadies, and host of beats. The title track “Give Me The Future” tips its hat to Phil Collins and The Police, “Shut Off The Lights” is a sonic love letter to Paul Simon’s Graceland, and “Stay Awake” nods to Daft Punk and Quincy Jones.

Having thrown themselves into co-writing for other artists in recent years, for the first time ever on a Bastille album, the band inched open the door to collaborators. Although primarily produced by Dan Smith and long-term production partner Mark Crew, the band also worked with a handful of writers and producers to expand the world. “Distorted Light Beam” was co-written and produced with Ryan Tedder (Adele, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift), who also helped as a sounding board and executive producer for the album. “Thelma + Louise,” “Stay Awake,” and “Back To The Future” were co-written with legendary songwriter Rami Yacoub (Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time”, Lady Gaga’s Chromatica Album). They also worked with British writers Jonny Coffer, Plested, and Dan Priddy to bring the album to life.

You’ll also hear the voice of award-winning actor, musician, writer, creator, producer, director, and activist Riz Ahmed on a spell-binding and evocative spoken word piece called “Promises.” Riz’s piece was a response to the album and brings its overarching themes into sharp focus.

Over the course of their previous three albums, Bastille have cemented a reputation for building whole worlds around their releases, often doing so with innovative, award-winning creativity. Give Me The Future is no different, this time accompanied by a fictional, but familiar, tech giant called Future Inc., the creators of an invention called “Futurescape”—a device which allows users to live out their dreams virtually. It’s weaved through every element of the campaign and can be seen in the videos for the previous singles—”Distorted Light Beam,” “Thelma + Louise,” and “No Bad Days.”

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RENCE — “AWOOO!”

“Rence is in his own lane, defying the stigma that an artist has to be bound by any one genre.” – FLAUNT

“In a way that few artists can, Rence has redefined his sound with every new release.” – ONES TO WATCH

“Rence is one of the most promising vocalists in the music industry right now.” – LYRICAL LEMONADE

Critically acclaimed, buzzing singer, songwriter and produce Rence is back today with the heartfelt new single “AWOOO!” Get it HERE via Epic Records.

Hopeful and romantic on the surface, the breakout star’s latest release is actually a breakup song, even if not immediately apparent in the lyrics. “I love when you howl at the moon, I wanna lay here watching you,” the 23-year-old coos over dreamy guitars. “Til I’m howling too, like AWOOO!”

“I actually wrote it as a bookend to a relationship,” Rence says. “But it turned into a love song even as a goodbye.” Somber but full of life and color, “AWOOO!” became about the realization that even true love can fade. It covers the kind of complex emotional territory that Rence has tread since bursting onto the pop music scene while still studying at NYU.

“AWOOO!” follows the exuberant anthem “Endless,” which was released at the top of 2021 and showcases his trademark vulnerability and emotional nuance. With more new music on the horizon, he continues to create a kaleidoscopic pop sound, while experimenting with everything from electro to hip hop.

Over the last few years, Rence has established himself as one of pop’s most unguarded young stars. When he isn’t crafting transparently emotional singles like “Strawberry Blonde” and “Type 2,” he’s lifting the veil on his artistic process in a series of TikTok videos. At the same time, the artist/producer has also stayed busy with collaborations, recording music with Sarah Barrios, Alex Port, Chloe Lilac and Johan Lenox. Since debuting, Rence has amassed more than 50 million cumulative streams and continues to expand his fan base with each release. “AWOOO!” further builds out the emotional complexity and intricate instrumentals at the core of his songs, reminding listeners that there are poignant messages behind every infectious melody.

ABOUT RENCE:

Sharing real life snapshots in song, Rence magnifies his personal perspective through a genre-less palette, bordering pop, alternative, electro, indie and hip-hop all at once, yet never dipping into one for too long. He first introduced himself on the breakthrough independent project, Pink, featuring standout single “Baby Blue.” In 2019, after signing to Epic Records, he followed with the release of “Expensive” [feat. Noah Cyrus] and his major label debut EP, FALL 2019. Over the last year, his consistent output continued with the bold and buzz-y “hate u, btw,” “Type 2,” “Tears in December,” “Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart,” “Strawberry Blonde” and “Endless.” With over 50 million streams and counting, Rence has received acclaim from the likes of Pigeons and Planes (who named him “Best New Artist” Dec 2019), The FADER, Lyrical Lemonade, Nylon, Billboard, V Magazine, Paper, i-D, Wonderland, Flaunt and Zane Lowe.

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UPSAHL — “TIME OF MY LIFE”

“An artist who’s as great at writing a hook as she is at singing one” —BILLBOARD

“Bold and brash, she holds nothing back” —SPIN

“Exudes an infectious sense of confidence that provides an aura of empowerment for her listeners” —V MAGAZINE

“If you aren’t already a full-time UPSAHL stan, firstly: What’s wrong with you?” —COSMOPOLITAN

Today, critically acclaimed trailblazer UPSAHL releases her new single “Time of my Life,” an introspective anthem off of her debut album due out this October on Arista Records. The pensive track’s melodic hook and punchy chorus put UPSAHL’s addictive sound and songwriting prowess front and center.

Directed by George Gallardo Kattah, the playful video juxtaposes present-day UPSAHL with a younger version of herself, allowing moments of childhood nostalgia to manifest in the now. Raw and vulnerable, UPSAHL invites viewers to tag along as she wonders, “How come all the worst days are in the time of my life?”

Of the song, UPSAHL explains, “I wrote ‘Time of my Life’ about being the happiest I’ve ever been, while simultaneously being the saddest I’ve ever been. I’m at a place in my life where I feel like the highs are really really high, but on the flip side, it makes the impact of the lows even lower. The day we wrote this song, I had the line: ‘How come all the worst days are in the time of my life?’ dancing around in my head. So we ended up making that the chorus and building the rest of the song around it.”

Of the video, she added, “For the music video, George, the director, and I really wanted to emphasize the nostalgia that this song sparks. Personally, I feel like some of my most reflective moments are in the shower, so we wanted the video to take place there, while flashing back to some of the best and worst moments of my life. We wanted it to feel very dramatic and introspective, so we shot the video on a high speed camera at 60-1000 frames per second to make it all look like it’s moving in slow motion.”

You can listen to and watch “Time of My Life” HERE.

“Time of my Life” follows on the heels of UPSAHL’s recent single “Melatonin,” a “bright, buoyant” (Billboard) track exemplifying the iconoclast’s musical depth and creating another important stop in the journey to her upcoming debut album.

You can watch the “Melatonin” music video HERE.

In just a few short years, UPSAHL has penned numerous hits spanning various genres such as Dua Lipa’s “Good in Bed,” Madison Beer’s fiery single “BOYSHIT,” and “Happy Endings” with Mike Shinoda and iann dior. Most recently, UPSAHL collaborated with Anne-Marie and Little Mix and co-wrote
“Kiss My (Uh Oh),” released last week. UPSAHL’s track “Stop” was also featured on episode 3 of HBO’s new Gossip Girl revival.

UPSAHL will perform a run of fall dates across the U.S. opening for Olivia O’Brien kicking off August 30th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. She will also make her first-ever headline show debut at the Courtyard Theatre in London this fall on October 12th.

2021 OLIVIA O’BRIEN TOUR SUPPORT DATES:

*Headlining date

8.30 — Santa Ana, CA — Observatory OC

8.31 — San Diego, CA — Observatory North Park

9.1 — Los Angeles, CA — The Fonda Theater

10.12 — London, UK — Courtyard Theatre*

11.2 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee Theatre

11.3 — Santa Fe, NM — Meow Wolf

11.5 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live

11.7 — Austin, TX — Scoot Inn

11.9 — Atlanta, GA — Variety Playhouse

11.11 — Nashville, TN — Cannery Ballroom

11.13 — New York, NY — Webster Hall

11.14 — New York, NY — Webster Hall

11.16 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer

11.17 — Boston, MA — Royale

11.19 — Washington DC — Fillmore

11.20 — Detroit, MI — Saint Andrew’s Hall

11.23 — Denver, CO — Gothic Theatre

11.24 — Salt Lake City, UT — Complex — Grand Room

11.26 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre

11.27 — Vancouver, BC — The Biltmore

11.28 — Seattle, WA — The Showbox

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ALICE LONGYU GAO REMIXES “MOVE IT TO THE SIDE”

John-Robert releases a new remix to stand out track “Move It To The Side” by Alice Longyu Gao, today via Warner Records. You can listen to the new remix HERE. You can watch the visualizer HERE.

A fan favorite, “Move It To The Side” was originally released earlier this year on John-Robert’s ‘Healthy Baby Boy, Pt 1’ EP. Alice’s “Softboy Dancing In the Klurb Flip” integrates elements of John-Robert’s alluring melancholy-melody with a jacked up tempo and her recognizable, exaggerated pop lyricism. The result is a track unique to Alice’s own personal and flamboyant style, as she serves up her second remixer credit to date. Alice’s new take on the track demonstrates her manifestation of a confident and care-free persona that doesn’t get wound up with anxieties and pressures of the modern dating scene and sees her flip the script on John-Robert’s original.

About the remix, John-Robert says, “As a musician it’s inspiring when you subconsciously have a formula for your writing process and then an artist comes along and breaks every one of those rules in a fresh and exciting way. I admire Alice because she’s a smart, self-assured badass, unapologetic with her production, lyrics, visuals, thoughts and art. I’m eternally grateful that she has blessed me with this version of ‘Move It To The Side.’”

Alice Longyu Gao adds, “I am usually the dumb bitch. It takes me a second to fancy someone and it takes me forever to stop trying to get them to like me. So I was really visioning myself being a bad gal in this remix—calling him the ‘emotional one,’ cuz I met a lot of heterosexual white bros who love to gaslight and guilt trip women, when in fact they are just too insecure to care. I am balling with my cash, having fun and ghost his text, visioning him being all upset. This remix is my revenge. I chopped John-Robert’s original vocals in a hard-core way so the remix shares a new perspective. Also, it won’t be an ‘Alice Longyu Gao’ piece of music if the beat doesn’t switch like 100 times. So yeah, this remix will drive you crazy on the dance floor.”

At age 16, John-Robert was invited out to Los Angeles by mega-producer Ricky Reed who’s described him as “a transcendent, once-in-a-generation singer and songwriter.” The now 20-year-old from Edinburg, VA who is signed to Reed’s Nice Life Recording Company and Warner Records continues to build-upon his budding musical career, most recently releasing his Healthy Baby Boy, Pt. 1 earlier this year. The songs on the EP illustrate real life coming of age stories and detail the challenges that come from leaving your support system in small town behind to chase your dreams. He’s collaborated with the likes of Alessia Cara, Zack Sekoff, Kathleen and Nate Merceau, and attracted industry praise from SPINAmerican SongwriterOnes To WatchIdolatorEARMILK and more.

As the only child from a conservative family, coming to America alone at the age of 17 was her chance, Alice Longyu Gao is a boundary pushing pop artist with a knack for making positive social change through her work. With co-signs from industry heavyweights like Lady Gaga, The Weeknd and Selena Gomez, as well as features in NME i-D, PAPER Magazine, Billboard, The FADER and V Magazine, Longyu Gao has gained recognition for her ability to blend hyper-energetic, avant-garde pop beats with interpretive, kaleidoscopic visuals. Beyond the music, Longyu Gao is a passionate activist for human rights with a longstanding track record of work supporting issues focusing on LGBTQ+ justice, eating disorder recovery, sustainability in fashion and food, and public-funded art education for underprivileged minority groups.

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ALLISON PONTHIER — FAKING MY OWN DEATH

Twenty-five-year-old singer-songwriter Allison Ponthier will release her debut EP, Faking My Own Death, on August 6 via Interscope Records. You can pre-save Faking My Own Death HERE. Today, she shared her spellbinding new single, “Hell Is A Crowded Room.” Ponthier’s crystalline voice skims along a gentle guitar as she explores a common fear. “Hell Is A Crowded Room” is available HERE. You can view the visualizer for the song HERE.

‘Hell Is A Crowded Room’ is a song about pushing through social anxiety, especially when it manifests in a really physical way,” explains Allison Ponthier, who wrote the song with Rick Nowels (Lana Del Rey, Stevie Nicks), who produced it along with Dean Reid and Brandon Shoop. “I always wondered why a shy person like me would choose to be an artist when it’s constantly putting yourself in front of people, and I think HIACR is a response to that. It took on a much more intense meaning post-pandemic, but I also think that it’s an applicable song for anyone that gets nervous in groups and is doing their best to be brave enough to get through it.”

Ponthier will join Lord Huron on select dates for the Long Lost Tour which kicks off September 9th in Philadelphia and hits various venues in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Portland and other markets across the country. Check out the full itinerary HERE. They recently performed their collaboration “I Lied,” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch it HERE.

Growing up as a wide-eyed misfit in the Lone Star State, Ponthier dreamed of running away to New York City. When she made the move to Brooklyn at age 20, she felt out-of-place in a new way—like a goody-two-shoes Southerner in the epicenter of East Coast hipsterdom. The corresponding internal journey has inspired a string of reflective, idiosyncratic yet relatable songs.

Faking My Own Death merges raw self-expression with a sound both timeless and delicately inventive, tapping Ponthier’s affinity for indie-folk and alt-rock, yet hinting at her country roots with its heart-on-sleeve storytelling. Additional producers who joined her in the studio include Mike Crossey, Ethan Gruska, Dan Wilson and Adam Melchor. Along with “Hell Is A Crowded Room,” the EP features her debut single, “Cowboy”—which was an Apple Music World First—and “Harshest Critic.” See below for track listing.

Billboard said, “’Cowboy’ immediately captures and captivates as both a personal and professional coming-out story” while FADER called the track a “bright slice of queer country-pop.” In this feature, Vogue delved into the details behind the accompanying video, directed by Jordan Bahat and informed by the campy B-movies that Ponthier adores.

Teen Vogue noted, “‘Harshest Critic’ continues her enjoyable, introspective musical hot streak.” V Magazine declared, “You’re going to need to learn to pronounce this name because Allison Ponthier (Pon-tee-ay) is here to stay.”

Track Listing – Faking My Own Death:

  1. Cowboy
  2. Paid For
  3. Harshest Critic
  4. Hell Is A Crowded Room
  5. Faking My Own Death
  6. Tornado Country
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Moneybagg Yo New Music

MONEYBAGG YO UNVEILS THE TRACKLIST FOR FORTHCOMING ALBUM A GANGSTA’S PAIN

Album Available This Friday, April 23, Featuring
Certified Gold Hit Single “Time Today”

Buzzing Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo reveals the track list of his upcoming fourth studio album, A Gangsta’s Pain today. The 22-track collection will include features from Kaash Paige, BIG 30, Future, TripStar, Polo G, Lil Durk, Jhené Aiko, and Pharrell. Pre-order and pre-save A Gangsta’s Pain – one of the most anticipated hip-hop projects of 2021 to date – HERE. Available on all digital retailers this Friday, April 23rd via CMG/N-less Entertainment/Interscope Records.

This announcement follows Moneybagg’s recent string of singles “GO! (with BIG30),” “Hard for the Next” featuring Grammy award-winning artist Future and “Time Today” which recently achieved Gold status by the RIAA, reached #1 on radio and is currently charting on Billboard’s Hot 100. In addition to plugs from Pitchfork, Complex, Hypebeast, Consequence of Sound, and more, Brooklyn Vegan noted, “Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo continues to rise and remains prolific. The music video has amassed over 28 million YouTube views and counting since its release in late-March.

Additionally, Moneybagg Yo to host ‘First Listen’ Live Stream Listening Party where he will play brand new tracks and chat with Apple Music super fans ahead of the release of massively anticipated album A Gangsta’s Pain. Live-stream event, hosted by Apple Music’s Ebro Darden, begins Thursday, April 22 at 8:45 pm PT / 11:45 pm ET on Apple Music.

PRE-ORDER MONEYBAGG YO’S, A GANGSTA’S PAIN HERE

A GANGSTA’S PAIN TRACKLIST:

1. Memphganistan (Ft. Kaash Paige)

2. Just Say Det

3. GO! (With BIG30)

4. Wockesha 

5. Shottas (Lala)

6. Hard For The Next (With Future) 

7. If Pain Was A Person

8. I Believe U (Ft. TripStar)

9. Time Today 

10. Interlude

11. Free Promo (Ft. Polo G & Lil Durk)

12. Hate It Here

13. Love It Here

14. Clear Da Air

15. Projects

16. One Of Dem Nights (Ft. Jhené Aiko)

17. FR

18. Certified Neptunes (Ft. Pharrell)

19. Change Da Subject

20. Least Ian Lie

21. Bipolar Virgo

22. A Gangsta’s Pain

MONEYBAGG YO SHARES VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK “A GANGSTA’S PAIN” – WATCH HERE

Celebrates The Success Of His No. 1 Album, A Gangsta’s Pain

Multiplatinum recording artist, Moneybagg Yo shared the video for his track “A Gangsta’s Pain.” In the video directed by Ben Marc, the Memphis superstar celebrates the victory of his recent No. 1 album, also titled A Gangsta’s Pain. After spending two weeks at No. 1, he took to Instagram to share a message on his continued success, “Took my pain and turnt it to some millions.” WATCH HERE.

On A Gangsta’s Pain, Moneybagg showcases his versatility as an artist – he opens up with some of his most powerful tracks yet, but he also turns up with indisputable and inimitable bangers. Among those, it boasts singles such as the hard-hitting Shottas (Lala),” platinum-selling Time Today, “Hard For The Next” [feat. Future], and the recent anthem GO!” [feat.BIG30]. The 22-track opus earned widespread critical acclaim upon arrival. Billboard applauded his “authentic stories that connect to both the hearts and minds of the streets.” Meanwhile, UPROXX observed, Moneybagg Yo steps out of his comfort zone to conquer A Gangsta’s Pain on his pensive new album.” Rolling Stone highlighted “Certified Neptunes” [feat. Pharrell] as a “Song You Need To Know.

Praise for A Gangsta’s Pain:

“Moneybagg Yo keeps working his way to the top”  Billboard

“Memphis’s own Moneybagg Yo goes big on his fourth full-length album”  – Fader

“At his best, the stalwart Memphis rapper excels at heart-on-sleeve, bluesy songwriting, and his new album shows him deepening and opening up.  –Fader

“Moneybagg Yo has had a good year so far with his career and this album
should be the icing on it all.”  — V Magazine

“This consistency coupled with a steady improvement from project to project has brought the rapper a new cast of supporters as his artistry becomes more and more refined.” – UPROXX

“With a barreling flow growing more refined by each project, Bagg’s at his best these days” – Okayplayer