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Queen Naija – misunderstood

QUEEN NAIJA’S DEBUT ALBUM, MISSUNDERSTOOD, IS OUT TODAY

Queen Shares Official Video For Pretend

Platinum-certified singer/songwriter Queen Naija hailed by The New York Times as ‘the first soul star of the social media generation’ released her debut album, missunderstood, today via Capitol Records.

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In her career to date, Queen has already amassed over 1.7 billion combined global streams.Today, Queen shared the official video for Pretend. View HERE .

Lil Durk, Russ, Mulatto, Toosii, Jacquees, Lucky Daye, Kiana Led, and Pretty Vee feature on the album. missunderstood includes ‘Butterflies Pt. 2’, which continues its climb at Urban AC radio, entering the top three. The song has more than 63 million combined global streams while ‘Pack Lite’ has amassed over 42 million cumulative streams. Teyana Taylor, aka Spike Tey, directed the official videos for Pack Lite and Lie to Me ft. Lil Durk.

Earlier this week, Queen shared the album’s track listing in the form of a nostalgic 90’s sitcom introduction featuring her new single ‘Bitter ft. Mulatto’ as the show’s theme song. View HERE. The video racked up 500,000 views in the first 24 hours. Additional diary-entry style videos that serve as a visual track-by-track were released on her YouTube channel a total of 16 videos, one for each track on the album. After Zane Lowe premiered ‘Bitter,’ it became the #1 trending song on Apple Music. Queen appeared on the cover of New Music Daily and ‘Bitter’ took the #1 spot on the playlist. Listen to Queen on The Zane Lowe Show HERE.

In the lead-up to the album’s release, Queen appeared on Kandi Burruss’ Speak On It podcast and Angela Yee’s Lip Service. She also spoke with American Songwriter about penning the songs for ‘missunderstood,’ shared The Playlist of My Life on Teen Vogue’s YouTube channel and was featured in an Elle #WakingUpWith video.

Named by HotNewHipHop as one of the most talented figures in R&B right now, Queen features alongside Jeremih and Lil Durk on the remix of NE-YO’s new single, U 2 Luv, which was released last Friday. View the lyric video HERE. With the arrival of her 2018 self-titled debut EP, Queen emerged as an unstoppable new force in the R&B world. Queen Naija featured three Platinum-certified singles: Butterflies, Karma, and her breakthrough hit Medicine an independently released smash that made its staggering debut at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100, a nearly-unheard-of achievement for an unsigned artist. Along with debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, she earned major recognition in the 2019 awards season with nominations for Top R&B Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, Best New Artist at the BET Awards and three nods at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Track Listing “missunderstood”:

  1. Intro
  2. Too Much To Say
  3. I’m Her feat. Kiana Led
  4. Pack Lite
  5. Lie To Me feat. Lil Durk
  6. Dream feat. Lucky Daye
  7. Love Language
  8. Without You feat. Russ
  9. Say What You Mean
  10. Bitter Skit feat. Pretty Vee
  11. Bitter feat. Mulatto
  12. One Time feat. Toosii
  13. Pressure
  14. Five Seconds feat. Jacquees
  15. Pretend
  16. Trial And Error
  17. Butterflies Pt. 2
  18. Beautiful

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Trippie Redd – Sleepy Hollow

TRIPPIE REDD RELEASED NEW SINGLE SLEEPY HOLLOW

ZANE LOWE DEBUTS TRACK ON APPLE MUSIC PEGASUS OUT 10/30 ON 10K PROJECTS/ CAROLINE

Wednesday, prolific singer and rapper Trippie Redd releases new single Sleepy Hollow, available now via 10K Projects/Caroline. The final single ahead of his highly anticipated album Pegasus, out 10/30, Zane Lowe premiered Sleepy Hollow on his Apple Music 1 show Wednesday morning. The single marks an energetic new offering from the 21-year-old artist, featuring production from rap hitmaker OUTTATOWN (Future, Young Thug, DaBaby). Last week, Trippie Redd took to social media to unveil the mythical and fantastical artwork for Pegasus, designed and shot by Aidan Cullen.

His first full-length project since his Billboard #1 album A Love Letter To You 4, Pegasus is an ambitious 26-track project, featuring previously released singles like Excitement with PARTYNEXTDOOR and I Got You with Busta Rhymes. The album also includes features from Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Future, Quavo and more. Listen to Sleepy HollowÉd, pre-order Pegasus and check out the track listing below.

LISTEN TO SLEEPY HOLLOW HERE
PRE-ORDER PEGASUS HERE

PEGASUS TRACKLISTING:

  1. Let It Out ft. Myiah Lynnae
  2. Moonlight
  3. Love Scars 4
  4. The Nether
  5. So Stressed ft. Yung LB
  6. Excitement ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR
  7. Mood ft. Chris Brown
  8. Pegasus
  9. Weeeeee
  10. Personal Favorite ft. Rich The Kid
  11. V-12
  12. Spaceships ft. Young Thug
  13. Never Change ft. Future
  14. Good Morning
  15. No Honorable Mention ft. Quavo & Lil Mosey
  16. I Got You ft. Busta Rhymes
  17. Too Fly
  18. Red Beam ft. Sean Kingston
  19. Oomps Revengt pt 2
  20. Take One
  21. Sleepy Hollow
  22. Kid That Didd ft. Future & Doe Boy
  23. Don
  24. Hell Rain ft. Lil Wayne & Hoody Baby
  25. TR666 ft. Swae Lee
  26. Sun God ft. Myiah Lynnae

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ABOUT TRIPPIE REDD:

One of the most versatile and creatively daring artists in hip-hop today, Trippie Redd makes music that’s both wildly experimental and massively appealing. Since delivering his debut mixtape A Love Letter to You in 2017, the platinum-selling rapper/singer/songwriter has continually defied genre boundaries, embedding his melodic take on rap with frenetic elements of rock-and-roll and heavy metal.

Born Michael Lamar White IV and raised in Canton, Ohio, Trippie grew up on hip-hop icons like Tupac Shakur, Nas, and Jay-Z, but later became fascinated with the shock-rock of Slipknot, Rob Zombie, and fellow Canton native Marilyn Manson. Drawing much of his inspiration from the free-flowing style and inventive lyricism of Lil Wayne, Trippie began recording in his cousin’s basement following the death of his brother and later relocated to Atlanta to further hone his skills, quickly landing a record deal with 10K Projects.

The fourth installment of his signature Love Letter to You series became his first-ever album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Released in November 2019, the 21-track effort amassed over 125.9 million streams in its first week alone.

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing artists to improvise, Trippie still made the best of navigating 2020’s uncertain terrain. Outside of recording at his home studio and redecorating his Los Angeles mansion, the 2018 XXL Freshman made it a point to give back to those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the frontlines. Trippie partnered with Purity Organic and Sweet Leaf Tea in March to donate more than 32,000 beverages to hospital workers across his hometown of Canton (Mercy), NYC (Northwell Medical), and Los Angeles (Cedars Sinai, UCLA).

His Hollywood acting debut also came in April with a cameo during an episode of Lil Dicky’s critically acclaimed DAVE. The FXX show averaged over 5.3 million viewers per episode in season one and quickly became FX Network’s most popular comedy series.

Trippie caps off the year with the release of his highly anticipated Pegasus album on Halloween. The mythical LP includes previously released singles such as the intoxicating Excitement featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR and Trippie bridging the generational gap with the legendary Busta Rhymes on I Got You. The Dark Knight Dummo rapper adds to his myriad of high-profile collaborations on Pegasus by connecting with Chris Brown, Young Thug, Swae Lee, Lil Wayne and Future among others.

Trippie Redd – Sleepy Hollow

Singer/rapper Trippie Redd released a brand new single Wednesday titled “Sleepy Hollow.”

His upcoming album “Pegasus” will be available Oct. 30, but Zane Lowe premiered the new song on his Apple Music 1 show.

The track is produced by OUTTATOWN, who has worked with Future, Young Thug and DaBaby.

It clocks in at just one minute and 41 seconds, but the energy Trippie Redd brings to the song is undeniable.

“Pegasus” follows up Trippie Redd’s 2019 album “A Love Letter To You 4.” This is the third song to be released from “Pegasus” after “Excitement” and “I Got You.” The 26-song album will feature hit artists like Chris Brown, Future, Young Thug, Quavo, Lil Wayne, Swae Lee and more.

You can listen to “Sleepy Hollow” by clicking right here, and you can pre-order “Pegasus” by clicking right here.

The Avalanches New Album

The Avalanches announced a release date Monday for their latest album titled “We Will Always Love You.”

The new album will release on Dec. 11 and explores the vibrational relationship between light, sound and spirit and examines the human voice.

The announcement is accompanied by two brand new songs from the group. The first is titled “Music Makes Me High” while the second is titled “Take Care In Your Dreaming” and features Denzel Curry, Tricky and Sampa The Great.

The Avalanches have had a busy year already, collaborating with Blood OrangeRivers Cuomo, Pink Siifu, Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry, CLYPSO, Sananda Maitreya and Vashti Bunyan. They also plan to announce more collaborations in the coming months.

“Take Care In Your Dreaming” is about dreams that go unrealized and the unexpected twists and turns of life. It played Monday on Zane Lowe‘s Apple Music show.

“Music Makes Me High” uses the unlikely pair techno-funk music and a gospel choir to immerse listeners completely into the upbeat track.

Though the two songs don’t come with music videos, they do come with “visualizers.” You can see the visualizer for “Take Care In Your Dreaming” by clicking right here the for “Music Makes Me High” by clicking right here.

You can also preorder the new album by clicking right here.

Sing Illustration by Mina Tocalini

Isaac Dunbar × Vevo DSCVR

Vevo announces the release of Isaac Dunbar’s DSCVR at Home performance of “boy” 

Isaac Dunbar knows full well that when you sign up to be a pop artist these days, you sign up to be an influencer. At only 17, Isaac has thought a lot about what he wants to put out into that culture and the impact it can have. He has thought a lot about how he wants listeners to feel; Isaac mainly wants his fans to know they are not alone in the same way listening to artists like Lady Gaga did for him growing up as a mixed race and artistic kid.

Isaac has gravitated toward music to soothe himself ever since he was a child. Growing up in the town of Barnstable on Cape Cod, Dunbar was bullied for being different. “I never fit in,” he says. “I tried, but it didn’t work. So when other kids were hanging out with each other, I was nine years old and cocooned in my bed scouring the Internet for new music.” Always having a love of singing, he taught himself to play piano from YouTube tutorials. At 10 years old, Isaac noticed that Lady Gaga had tweeted a list of producers she worked with, one of whom was French house producer Madeon. “I saw that he had this program called FL Studio,” he recalls. “I illegally downloaded it at a Barnes & Noble in Hyannis, Massachusetts. And that’s how I taught myself to produce music.”   

At 12, Dunbar began to release his self-proclaimed “self-aware alternative-pop,” and quickly began building an audience. Since then, Dunbar has signed to RCA Records and relished Zane Lowe premiering his song “Pharmacy” on his Beats 1 show. Billboard referred to him as a “newly christened pop star” and applauded his “vulnerable bravery and artistic honesty” on his label debut, Isaac’s Insects. The “verifiable wunderkind” (PAPER), has earned additional praise from the likes of The FADER and Ones to Watch, and has toured the US, Europe and the UK supporting girl in red.   

Vevo DSCVR focuses on the development of emerging artists, through performance content and careful curation. Vevo has a long history of helping emerging artists break through to new and wider audiences. Past alumnae of Vevo’s DSCVR series include Billie Eilish, dodie and Kiana Ledé. Vevo is committed to working with artists at an early stage of their career to create unique content that brings their music to life visually and provides exposure to new audiences through the platform. In addition to Vevo DSCVR, “boy” is now streaming on all platforms.

DJ SNAKE RELEASES “ENZO”

DJ SNAKE RELEASES NEW TRACK “ENZO” FT. OFFSET, 21 SAVAGE, GUCCI MANE & SHECK WES

DJ Snake has shared his new single “Enzo,” a powerhouse hip-hop anthem featuring Offset, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, and Sheck Wes. Released via Geffen Records, “Enzo” premiered today as Zane Lowe’s latest World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

Listen to “Enzo” by DJ Snake ft. Offset, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, and Sheck Wes HERE.

Revealing DJ Snake’s deep roots in hip-hop and its enduring influence on his music today, “Enzo” features some of the genre’s most vital artists: Offset (of the platinum-selling, Grammy Award-nominated trio Migos), 21 Savage (whose critically acclaimed 2018 album i am > i was debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200), Gucci Mane (the trap pioneer and founder of 1017 Records), and Sheck Wes (a 20-year-old songwriter/rapper from Harlem known for his triple-platinum breakthrough single “Mo Bamba”). With its menacing beat and undeniable hook, the hard-hitting but hypnotic track also showcases DJ Snake’s boundary-warping ingenuity as a producer.

Last Friday night, DJ Snake teased “Enzo” as part of his explosive set at Coachella Weekend 2. During Weekend 1 of the festival, DJ Snake delivered one of Coachella 2019’s most-talked-about and instantly iconic moments by bringing Cardi B, Ozuna, and Selena Gomez onstage for the first-ever live performance of their massive hit song “Taki Taki.” The second global #1 record for DJ Snake — his first being “Lean On” ft. MØ, a 2015 collaboration with Major Lazer — “Taki Taki” premiered last September, and quickly became the ninth-fastest music video of all time to hit 100 million views on YouTube.

DJ Snake will be in Las Vegas this week for the Latin Billboard Awards, where he has five nominations including Crossover Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, and Hot Latin Song of the Year for “Taki Taki” (with Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B). Catch DJ Snake performing at many of the world’s biggest festivals this spring and summer. Visit http://djsnake.com/tour/ for upcoming tour dates, which include the sold-out Pardon My French (also featuring Tchami x Malaa and Mercer) this Friday at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.

DJ SNAKE TOUR DATES

April 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Intrigue

April 26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

May 4 – Taipei, Taiwan @ Hard Summer Taiwan

June 8 – Chicago, IL @ Spring Awakening Music Festival

June 21 – Heber City, UT @  Bonanza Campout

June 22 – Ottawa, ON @ Escapade Music Festival

June 23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music festival

June 29 – Marmande, France @ Garorock

July 4 – Plainfeld, Austria @ Electric Love

July 5 – Figueira da Foz, Portugal @ RFM Somnii

July 6 – Petrovaradin, Serbia @ EXIT Festival

July 7 – Zamárdi, Hungary @ Balaton Sound

July 10 – Athens, Greece @ Primer Music Festival

July 11 – Neustadt-Glewe, Germany @ Airbeat One

July 12 – Joensuu, Finland @ Ilosaarirock

July 13 – Barcelona, Spain @ Barcelona Beach Festival

July 20 – Boom, Belgium @ Tomorrowland (Main Stage)

July 27 – Boom, Belgium @ Tomorrowland (Main Stage)

August 9 – Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Germany @ SonneMondSterne

August 10 – Cannes, France @ Les Plages Électroniques

August 11 – Landerneau, France @ Fête du Bruit

August 16 – Kraków, Poland @ Kraków Live

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Melii Releases PhAses

MELII RELEASES MUCH-ANTICIPATED DEBUT PROJECT ‘PHASES’ OUT NOW

Harlem-based singer/songwriter/artist Melii has shared her highly anticipated debut project, PhAses. Released via Rule#1/Interscope Records, PhAses is a daringly candid and powerful portrait of her past, revealing Melii to be a multi-talented force of nature.

Listen to PhAses by Melii HERE.

Featuring appearances by artists like Tory Lanez and Odalys, PhAses includes Melii’s previously released singles “HML” ft. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (which premiered as a Zane Lowe World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1) and “See Me” (praised by HotNewHipHop as a “baddie anthem” that “serves as a pick me up for those struggling through the dynamics of relationships in the digital era”). In addition, Melii premiered PhAses on Ebro Darden’s show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 this morning. Listen HERE.

In a recent interview with The FADER, Melii explained the meaning behind the title to the deeply intimate Phases. “As women, we go through different emotions,” Melii stated. “Every song has a wrap up, it has a story. It’s a page in my journal.”

Track listing for Phases by Melii

  1. Way Out
  2. Trip
  3. Slow For Me ft. Tory Lanez
  4. Gangsta Talk
  5. False Signal
  6. Copy ft. Odalys
  7. Before I
  8. Mister
  9. HML ft. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
  10. City Girls
  11. Pretty Girls
  12. See Me
  13. Anime Girls
  14. Feel Me

To celebrate the release of PhAses, Melii is headlining a show tonight at S.O.B.’s (aka Sounds of Brazil) in New York City. Hosted by Shani Kulture, the Who’s Next? show also features Marz Cordero, with music from DJ Juanyto and DJ Camilo. More info HERE.

Earlier this month, Melii wrapped up her run of dates as a can’t-miss support act for Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour. The two artists recently collaborated on “Wit the Shits (W.T.S.),” a track from Meek Mill’s latest album Championships (a #1 hit on the Billboard 200).

Featured on NYLON’s “15 Up-And-Coming Artists To Watch In 2019” list, Melii has previously drawn acclaim for singles like “Icey (Spanish Remix)” (named “one of the year’s starkest rap hits”by Jon Caramanica of the New York Times), “La Envidia Mata” (dubbed a “sledgehammer of a single” by Rolling Stone), and “Como Si Na” (featured on a “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” from TIME). In addition, she’s earned admiration from Billboard, who stated that “Every few years, a new artist emerges from Harlem, ready to take on the rap world…In 2018, that spotlight belongs to Melii.”

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QUIN Releases Song With 6LACK

QUIN Releases New Single “Mushroom Chocolate” feat. 6LACK – LISTEN HERE

Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1

NEW EP LUCID OUT SOON!

READ BILLBOARD INTERVIEW ON SIGNING TO INTERSCOPE HERE

Just in time for Valentines Day, Los Angeles native and creative chanteuse QUIN has today premiered a new loved up single; “Mushroom Chocolate” featuring artist 6LACK. The dulcet tones of both artists play off the shimmering R&B beat – produced by Chuck Inglish – which is fast becoming a signature for QUIN on her quest to crafting her “fantasy soul” lane. The song is off QUIN’s upcoming EP, LUCID, which will be out this Spring officially on Interscope Records; who the singer/songwriter announced her label deal with recently. Read the full signing story with Billboard HERE.

Speaking to the song’s inspiration, QUIN says “‘Mushroom Chocolate’ is the classic tale of a hard loving crush, the beginning of meeting your match, and how we all be acting a little brand new about it.” 6LACK adds: “The song was already perfect without me, but being able to add to it was like filling in the easiest blank. She gave you every word you needed to feel good about love and I’m just a familiar voice in a brand new setting.” The song debuted today as Zane Lowe’s “World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and can be listened to across DSPs here.

ABOUT QUIN

California native QUIN is making all the right moves to establish herself as one of music’s next breakout stars. With the release of her two previous EPs GALACTICA and DREAMGIRL; her third EP LUCID, is another strong step in her quest to carve out out a lane in the industry with her unique fantasy soul sound–a term coined by the singer/songwriter herself.  Her creative style and songwriting skills are already paying dividends: her first single “Sticky Situation” with Syd from The Internet has already surpassed 1,700,000 streams on Spotify and she has recently been featured on Miguel’s “War and Leisure”and G-Eazy’s “When It’s Dark Out”. A truly multidimensional talent, QUIN is also enjoying a successful modeling career with Wilhelmina Models that has included appearances in ad campaigns from GAP, Jordan Brand, Missguided, and more.  Performing with Mos Def and as a featured act at Smokin’ Grooves Festival alongside the likes of Erykah Badu, Miguel, and Jhene Aiko will catapult her career to new heights this summer.

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EarthGang New Release

Atlanta’s own EARTHGANG have today released a new track “Proud of U” with fellow ATLien Young Thug. Coming just under four minutes,  “Proud of U” showcases the two musical vanguards in their element; marrying sharp lyricism with their pension for infectious melodies. The song debuted today as Zane Lowe’s “World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and be listened to across DSPs below:

 

http://dreamville.lnk.to/proudofu

 

“Proud of U” comes off EarthGang’s highly anticipated debut album, Mirrorland, which the duo have been recording over the past year alongside the much talked about Dreamville compilation, Revenge of The Dreamers III. With no rest for the wicked, the energetic live performers have also been tapped to tour with acts like Billie Eilish (on her sold out European tour) and Smino’s Hoopti Tour this Spring. For a taste of what to expect live, check out the group’s enigmatic live performance of “Up” on COLORSHERE. For tour dates and ticketing information, head to http://www.earthgang.net

 

 

ABOUT EARTHGANG

Hailing from Atlanta, GA EarthGang is comprised of Johnny Venus and WowGr8– solidifying a friendship watching their highschool burn down and a love for music that doesn’t follow the rules. Marrying lean, sharp-eyed lyricism with Southern-fried soul, every song arrives fully formed, hitting hard and landing jokes while also delving deep into political issues, especially topics of race and equality. They spent their college days recording in dorm rooms and collaborating with local producers when they were discovered – and then signed – by J Cole to his Interscope imprint; Dreamville. Having released mixtapes and one off singles – the guys hit a stride with their 3-EP project which was inspired by The Wizard of Oz. EPs Rags (Scarecrow), Robots (Tinman) and Royalty (the lion) precedes EarthGang’s debut album Mirrorland out this year. Bursting with energy and having garnered a rabid live following, the ATLiens have been featured by the likes of Pitchfork, Hypebeast, Highsnobiety, Hot New Hip Hop, Consequence of Sound, Uproxx, Pigeons & Planes and more. Known for their enigmatic live energy, Johnny and WowGr8 are a favorite with artists across genres inviting the pair to tour alongside including J Cole, Billie Eilish, Smino and more. Stretching beyond the “indie hip-hop” label they’ve been brandished with, EarthGang are ready to reach a wider audience with their sharp-slick lyrics and an avid interest in never settling or resting on their laurels.

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DONNA MISSAL

DONNA MISSAL PERFORMED ‘KEEP LYING’ ON NBC’S LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

 

PROM-THEMED ‘THIS TIME’ TOUR STARTS FEBRUARY 14 – TICKETS ON SALE NOW

 

DEBUT ALBUM ‘THIS TIME’ OUT NOW

(HARVEST RECORDS)

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LONDON LIVE DEBUT

01/23 – The Moth Club – London, UK

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

02/14 – Chop Shop – Chicago, IL

02/15 – The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO

02/17 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH

02/20 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

02/21 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

02/22 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

02/24 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC

02/26 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC

02/27 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA

02/28 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN

03/16 – House Of Blues, Peacock Room – Houston, TX

03/17 – 89thStreet OKC – Oklahoma City, OK

03/18 – Dada Dallas – Dallas, TX

03/20 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

03/21 – Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT

03/23 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

03/24 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

03/26 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

03/29 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

03/30 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA

  Following a whirlwind 2018, rising American singer-songwriter and musician Donna Missal dives head first into 2019, making her late night television debut on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers with what’s certain to be a riveting performance of her breakthrough single, “Keep Lying.” Tune in to NBC tonight at 12:35/11:35 central. 

 

The performance comes a little over a month before her announced 2019 headline tour, which kicks off Valentine’s Day (February 14) in Chicago. The 20 date ‘This Time’ Tour, is prom-themed and takes Donna across North America, making stops in St. Louis, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more before concluding in San Diego on March 30.

 

Donna recently explained the concept of the tour in an Instagram post: “I was homeschooled. I never had a school dance or a picture day or a graduation. THIS TIME TOUR is your invitation to the winter and spring formal I never had. If you had a shitty time in school and want a re-do, or maybe you loved it and want to go back to that feeling, THIS TIME is your time. VIP packages will be available so you can take your very own NEW yearbook photo by Muriel Knudson and be a part of our CLASS OF ‘THIS TIME’ yearbook.”

 

In addition to her North American headline tour, Donna will bring her live show to the UK for the first time, making her London debut January 23 at The Moth Club. For tickets and more information, go to http://www.donnamissal.com. 

 

Having spent much of 2018 on the road, including two special album release shows in LA and New York, an appearance on MTV’s TRL, her debut festival appearance at Austin City Limits and prominent supporting slots opening for King Princess, Bishop Briggs and Sir Sly and Joywave, earning legions of new fans along the way—now Donna Missal is taking the reins, bringing her energetic and fiercely passionate live set to a city near you, in support of her debut album (and tour namesake), This Time.

 

The tour will see Donna Missal playing songs from her debut album, This Time, out now on Harvest Records. The eleven-track album infuses Missal’s timeless, fiery vocals with scorching production by Tim Anderson (Solange, BANKS, Halsey), harkening back to the heyday of classic soul music, all the while creating something fresh and contemporary. Including standout cuts like “Driving,” “Transformer,” “Girl,” “Thrills” and current focus track, “Jupiter,” an impassioned anthem with a driving bassline and massive chorus. Watch Donna deliver the goods in this live version of “Jupiter” HERE, filmed exclusively as part of Vevo’s DSCVR series

 

The album also includes her latest single “Keep Lying,” which has been steadily climbing the charts at Alternative radio. Following Zane Lowe’s premiere of Missal’s original demo version of “Keep Lying” on Beats 1, the song shot to the top of the Spotify Viral and HypeMachine charts.

 

Blending elements of soul, hip-hop and rock & roll, Missal shaped This Time’s sonic landscape partly by laying live recordings down on tape, then sampling those recordings to imbue her songs with a fresh yet timeless energy. Much of that live recording took place at the iconic Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, where she was joined in the studio by Nate Mercereau (Leon Bridges). “I really wanted this album to reference my history of playing in bands,” she  explains. “It’s all these very pure, talented musicians playing together in a room, but then we took that and sampled it and altered in a way that creates something totally new.”

 

With its title taken from a track Missal co-wrote with her frequent collaborator Sharon Van Etten, ‘This Time’ is an uncompromisingly honest look at living entirely on your own terms. “I’ve spent most of my life being hyper-focused on time, which I think is something that a lot of women obsess over,”says Missal. “We’re in such a rush to make things happen, when really we should take the time to figure out what we actually want out of life. And even though it’s so fucking hard to have that kind of patience, I think it’s so important to believe in yourself enough to let things develop in a way that feels right to you.”

 

Throughout the album, Missal crafts her lyrics with the kind of idiosyncratic detail that instantly etches each line onto your heart, exploring self-empowerment on tracks like “Transformer”—a fiercely charged anthem about “having the courage to take what you want from life, without apology,”and on “Thrills,” which sees Missal musing on self-love and sexual confidence, her voice soaring over a gently swaying groove and dreamy guitar tones. “‘Thrills’ is about owning what makes you real,” says Missal. “There is a shift happening in our societal standards of beauty and sexuality, and the more we embrace our flaws the closer we become to effecting real change. I’d love for people to hear the song — and not just women, but anyone who feels disenfranchised— and remember that being sexy and confident comes from self-acceptance.”

 

Elsewhere on This Time, Missal infuses social commentary into songs like “Girl”: a stripped-back yet intricately textured track that unfolds with both gentle playfulness and piercing vulnerability. “I wanted to address this idea that women need to be pinned against each other in order to succeed, or need to point out the flaws in other women just to feel good about themselves,”says Missal. “That kind of thinking has been around forever, and it doesn’t feel like it’s going away—but the more we talk about it, the better it’s going to get.”And on “Driving,” Missal delivers one of the album’s most mesmerizing moments, with her flowing melody, hypnotic rhythms, and ethereal vocals merging with a quiet grandeur that’s simultaneously escapist and inspiring. “‘Driving’ is about being on the precipice of taking control over your life—that feeling of seeing something you want in the distance and making the decision to go for it,”says Missal. “It’s about saying ‘Even if it takes a long time, or I hit some bumps along the way, it’s all okay because I’m the one behind the wheel.’”

 

To date, Donna Missal’s songs have racked up more than 23 MILLION COMBINED STREAMS globally, and now with the release of her debut album ‘This Time’, Missal is excited to provide her fans more of what they love so much about her music. “This isn’t a record about love and loss and relationships,” Missal explains. “It’s about taking chances for yourself, figuring out who you are and really standing behind that. I made a point of putting myself out there as a real person navigating this life at this moment in time, because I want to do whatever I can as an artist to help people feel more confident in navigating their own lives. I’d love for the listener to receive the message that you can take your time to learn and love yourself. That’s been the most important discovery that I want to share with this album.”

 

Donna Missal’s is a voice that comes around only once in a lifetime, a tour not to be missed