Officially recognized as “sister cities” – creatives between Toronto and Chicago have been building a corridor of connectivity between the two metropolises. Pilla B is one such artist having taken multiple trips to Chicago and developed strong relationships in the windy city.
After creating multiple records with Chicago legend King Louie, multi-hyphenate Bread Doe and others – “Switching Up” came about on a trip when Pilla B connected with talented producer Louis Laurentt via one of their mutual friends and frequent collaborators, producer/recording engineer Jack Flash. A cautionary tale around the choices you make and the trust you put into people, the song speaks to the limited role models available in many urban neighborhoods and Pilla B’s personal growth leading to new perspectives.
Returning to Toronto/Brampton to shoot the video – Pilla B enlisted another frequent collaborator, Jake Fair (Be About It, Think It’s A Game Freestyle) in order to paint a portrait of a day in the life of a young man involved in the streets and the paranoia and isolation that follows a life in “the game”.
Tory Lanez is preparing the release of his newest project PLAYBOY, symbolizing the deep feelings he felt upon the creative process, emotions caused by a breakup that left him vulnerable. “Emotionally, I was able to flow creatively. Some of my best creations come out when I’m vulnerable,” he describes. This is best characterized in “Deceiving Eve,” the track he felt the most vulnerable of the project. “This is me being as honest as I can be on a record,” he shared, adding, “For the first time in a long time, I was writing R&B from a place of hurt and vulnerability, Unlike a lot of my other R&B which is based on the pure vibe and catchy melodies.”
Lanez recently dropped the music video for the lead single “Feels” which has received over 10 million YouTube views 15M in total consumption in just over a week. Directed by Christian Breslauer and featuring R&B crooner Chris Brown the song is a seductive ballad that showcases the two singers rhapsodizing over bedroom antics. Brown and Lanez previously collaborated on tracks like “Flexible” and “The Take” off Lanez’ Chixtape 5 album which generated over 300M in total streaming consumption, and 40 million YouTube views. The two have teased a potential collaborative project for the future.
On working with Brown he says, “Me and my Bro are not playing. This song is kicking off my new capsule PLAYBOY. This is one of my favorite bangers to date. It’s R&B season.”
Playboy comes on the heels of Lanez’s Rap capsule Loner and his full length album Daystar which reached #4 on Billboard U.S Rap and Hip Hop/R&B Billboard charts. It also soared to #10 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Lanez says, “I want my listeners to walk away with an understanding of how my emotions are and I want them to understand that this is an honest depiction of how I feel about relationships and people that are close to me.”
About Tory Lanez:
Rapper, singer, and producer Daystar Peterson knew as a child the moment he witnessed his father, a traveling preacher and faith healer, impact lives through the power of language that he would one day embody that impact in his craft. Today, his cut-through music—often revolving around lust, heartbreak, desire, and buoyant themes, has catapulted him as a generation-defining figure. With Impeccable voice projections, a golden ear for sounds and glossy transitions, as well as sharp lyrics, his artistry and music assembled thus far has created a legendary career that transcends fan bases and singular genres.
The hybrid artist plans to continue assuming his multi-faceted role and reach corporate mogul status. As he builds, he broadcasts, giving fans a more in-depth look into his lifestyle and work-life on his #PSA YouTube series.
Nashville, TN (February 11, 2021) – Pop singer/songwriter Spencer Jordan recently released his newest single called “Danny Phantom.” You can listen to the song HERE!
“Danny Phantom” is the headlining single from Spencer’s upcoming EP and also happens to be his favorite song he’s ever written. Its both a hard look at failed past relationships and a love letter to Gen-Z and Millennial nerds everywhere. Spencer co-wrote it with writer/producer Elysse Yulo and produced it with Andrew Gomez.
With a lo-fi pop vibe and relatable lyrics like no, this isn’t Nickelodeon, sometimes the good guys lose, “Danny Phantom” is sure to hit home for many people.
About Spencer Jordan: Spencer Jordan is a pop singer/songwriter from Jupiter, Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2016, he began his songwriting and artist career in Nashville, Tennessee. Spencer’s music is a mixture of the music he listened to growing up in his small beach town and the prevailing sounds found in today’s pop, and his writing focuses on the everyday struggles and victories that come with life, love, and growing up. He released his debut EP Season 1 in the fall of 2020.
Nashville, TN (February 12, 2021)…“This Town,” Sam Grow’s new single released today, is a snapshot of the small town that shaped the country star and the painful memories that still remain. The music video for “This Town,” filmed in and around Grow’s hometown of Mechanicsville, Maryland and directed by Glitch’s Quinton Cook, premieres today on Grow’s YouTube channel here.
“This Town” is a song for anybody that has ever broken up and had to live that down in their town,” said Grow who wrote the autobiographical offering with Keesy Timmer and Wil Nance. “As the saying goes, ‘when everybody knows everybody’s business, towns like to talk after you break up.’ I hope people will be able to relate to this true story.”
Produced by multi-platinum star, Colt Ford, and Grammy-winning producer, Noah Gordon, “This Town” is the follow up release to Grow’s 2020 hit, “Song About You,” which was listed amongst Spotify’s “Best Country Songs of 2020-Wrapped.” Grow, who has amassed over 40 million streams across all streaming platforms, is expected to release a full-length album later this year.
About Sam Grow Signed to Nashville-based Average Joes Entertainment, Grow was named to Billboard’s coveted “7 Country Acts To Watch list in 2019,” and was pegged by Music Row magazine as “On Board For Strong Bids For Future Stardom.” His 2019 album, “Love and Whiskey,” debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Albums chart. The Mechanicsville, Maryland native released his debut self-titled EP in 2014 which charted at #8 on the iTunes Country Albums chart. “The Blame” album followed and landed at #5 on the iTunes Country Albums chart, #8 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers albums chart.
HOUSTON, Texas – Houston-based recording artist Catterina is thrilled to announce the release of her debut single, “Wasted Time,” on January 15th, 2021.
The new track details a relationship gone awry as the narrator realizes her partner has continuously strung her along, and features nostalgic pop-rock elements popularized in the 2000s by artists like Avril Lavigne and Paramore.
Catterina, a Brooklyn, New York native, moved to Texas in 2007, but did not launch her music career until after high school. In 2017, she formed a band, Roses in April, and provided lead vocals. Houston-area listeners may recognize Catterina from her packed house performances at the White Oak Music Hall with Roses in April. While developing her solo material, Catterina found inspiration in work released by Amy Winehouse, Halsey, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga.
Catterina’s debut EP is expected to be released later in 2021, with additional standalone tracks on the way.
“Wasted Time” is available on all digital streaming services worldwide.
Australian Singer/Songwriter Emily Coupe Releases ‘Quarantine Christmas’. This year has been the craziest year that I have ever experienced, and for everyone I know – ripping peoples livelihoods and families apart, whilst also somehow creating new opportunities and adventures in it’s wake.
‘Quarantine Christmas’ is not meant to be a play on the situation, making light of what has been happening, but mostly a way to sum up how we feel at this time of the year, in the most hectic, testing, depressing yet exciting year so far.
May this song be some kind of solace, emotional release, or cathartic way to navigate through this difficult yet happy time, and I truly hope you enjoy it, as well as find hope and peace in it 🙂
December 11, 2020 (New York, NY): With the release of her latest single, “Unravel”, Wrené bares her soul in a stripped-down, yet weighty vocal performance. Inspired by a relationship that left Wrené tragically unfulfilled, the track tells a story of unrequited love that is both thoughtful and raw.
“To ‘Unravel’ is to let go of the tension that keeps us bound in our anxiety. In my particular circumstance, I felt that I was deeply entangled in a love that wasn’t being reciprocated. I fell for somebody who could not reach the same depth of passion and I became very lonely and dishonest within the relationship. I had emotional needs that could not be tended to, and this filled me with shame. Once I left, I still held onto a lot of these insecurities. In order to free myself from the entanglement I was in, I needed to express myself honestly – then came this song.” – Wrené
The song depicts the heartbreak that comes with strained relationships, the ones that only seem to take and never give. Wrené’s emotional despair comes through in her mellow vocals, which are set to an ambient instrumental and beat. The resonant sound of “Unravel” comes as a collaborative effort: Wrené created the music and lyrics herself while Joash Mendoza produced and Bernie Cisternas mixed the track.
Through her unconventional song structure and experimentalism, Wrené mends the line between reality and surrealism in her music. She is an actor, poet, and vocalist fluent in many singing techniques. Wrené brings a unique sound to life through unorthodox musical arrangements and haunting vocal performance. Each song presents a story highlighted by the addition of foley sounds, original samples, and subliminal messages. The integration of Pop melodies, Avant-garde instrumentation, and soulful vocals lend themselves to an ethereal soundscape, where the counterpoints of beauty and darkness coalesce.
Introducing So-Cal band of brothers We the Commas – comprised of Lenny, Cam, and Jordy Comma.
Having felt like there’s no one box they could check off to describe themselves, as individuals or to fully encompass their musicality, the band coined the term SARB (aka Surf Alternative R&B). It all really depends on the mood and is heavily inspired by their upbringing as Black men living on the coast of Southern California.
Refusing to conform to stereotypes of sonic pop, rock, and R&B traditions, the newcomers are ready to shake things up as they put their own modern spin on their classic influences. It’s not often one sees a group of Black artists who surf and skate just as much as they play music, yet We the Commas embrace going against the societal grain and are all about staying authentic to who you truly are. PopMatters said, “The band find a balance between throwback surf and doo-wop alongside modern alt-rock and R&B… as young Black men, they aim to redefine the mainstream perception of what beach town boys look and sound like.”
Since their official arrival in June, We the Commas have garnered the attention of publications like Affinity Magazine, Alternative Press, American Songwriter, idobi Radio, indie88, Popular TV, Spindle Magazine, and American Songwriter who raved, “like the Beach Boys did six decades before them, We the Commas manifest that unmistakable musical feel and sound of the surf and sand. You can almost taste the brine in the brushed snare as it steadies their gentle acoustic guitars and three-part harmonies.”
The band stole our hearts with their debut single “Sherry.” It’s a blend of chill acoustics that are soothing as the waves they love to surf, as well as soulful vocals that reflect various emotions – from falling in lust to finding life’s purpose. Inspired by the likes of Santo & Johnny, Stevie Wonder, The Ink Spots and Nat King Cole, their sophomore single “Custom Made” features romantic harmonies lifted from the golden years. Lenny adds “I think we’re different because we are bringing in elements from 50’s pop, R&B and classic jazz which is a combination we don’t see much in today’s mainstream music.” Their latest single“Pissed Off“ combines bonafide lyrics with a commanding melody and electrifying guitar riffs. Trading in the soothing melodies and chill vibes found in “Custom Made” and “Sherry” that make up what they’ve coined as SARB (aka Surf Alternative R&B), the trio continues to separate themselves from the rest with their outstanding versatility. While their previous releases transported listeners to the beachside, the epic “Pissed Off” video takes you on an action packed journey across the desert throughout southern California.
Their journey began early in their family living room void of cable, singing Motown classics like Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5 on an old school boombox, and later playing games like Rock Band. Music lessons soon followed and toys turned into real instruments, eventually leading to the formation of We the Commas. Quickly establishing themselves in their local Southern California music scene, We the Commas previously performed on San Diego’s KUSI Morning Show as well as for their March of Dimes charity event in Balboa Park, and hosted a weekly three-hour gig at The Bunker House in Oceanside. It’s no surprise their drive captured the attention of one of their very own inspirations The Head and The Heart, Young the Giant, and acclaimed hip-hop/R&B producers like Rex Kudo (Post Malone, Young Thug, Nav, Lil Uzi Vert) and Charlie Handsome (Travis Scott, Khalid, The Weeknd, Drake) before even launching their project. Recently they were reposted on Instagram by Young the Giant, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and Pink Sweat$, among others.
BAND GIVES BACK TO LOCAL BALTIMORE COMMUNITY IN UNIQUE WAY
With their new song “Peace Sign,” Pink Elefants decided they really wanted to give back to the local community in Baltimore, which has shown them immense support over the years — for both Pink Elefants and their previous projects.
Instead of making a standard music video, the band took the entire budget provided by their label, Chirp Entertainment, and poured it into food, clothes, and other necessities for locals.
That’s right — they gave away all of the money to those in need in their community and to local support programs.
“Ever been in a relationship and you’re trying to work it out, but just can’t come to a solution? You probably get to a point where you just want the disagreement to go away,” the band says. “‘Peace Sign’ is about just saying forget it and moving on, whether that be staying together and forgetting about it, or going your separate ways. Either way, ‘Let me get a peace sign.'”
While the music of Pink Elefants leans pop, the trio incorporates old school hip-hop flair and influences from their alt-rock background to create a genre-less landscape for listeners who seek modern, rule-defying music. Drawing on inspiration from the imagery found in the classic Disney track “Pink Elephants on Parade,” the band aims to express the complexity of human emotion through sound.
The three very different individuals who comprise Pink Elefants hope to inspire others to challenge themselves and take unfamiliar approaches to modern music. Their true passion lies within the creation of the tracks, and “Peace Sign” does not fall short of their attuned approach to true genre-less magic, standing as close as it does far from the rest of their catalog.
MYRNE at last debuts his full length “Wandering” EP, which includes four new tracks, as well as his previously released singles “Forbidden Lovers,” “Sleeping On My Own Again,” and “Splinter.” The EP showcases the depth of MYRNE‘s sonic maturity and follows an organic and deeply emotive flow, which was inspired by his own experience wandering and traveling without a purpose.
The EP‘s opening “Superstructure” is a dreamy, breezy listen that establishes the thoughtful and natural flow of MYRNE‘s consciousness. The next new track, “False Memory,” is a wistful instrumental journey that carries nostalgia for times and loves gone by. MYRNE rounds things out with two vocal songs: the romantic ballad “Loving You is Scary” with Cody Lovaas, followed by a powerful closure with the ethereal and groovy “Creature Comforts,” featuring Vania. MYRNE masterfully carries the listener through a spectrum of soundscapes and emotions in “Wandering,” making it the perfect listen for your own introspective journey.
“A collection of songs that I wrote while in a period of self-discovery and aimless wandering. Nature and day-to-day existence definitely inspired this record, and it feels very liberating writing music spontaneously without conscious planning. It was a little odd sitting down to write without a goal in mind, but once I overcame that barrier, the process was extremely fun and relaxing.” – MYRNE in his own words about the release.
Singapore-based MYRNE first made his appearance on the scene with his 2015 debut EP “Softsins” on behemoth label Mad Decent, inaugurating himself as the first Asian artist on the label. His indie-electronic style comes from his training as a classical musician and his own isolation in his home country; MYRNE‘s style is both sophisticated and easy to listen to, incorporating elements from multiple genres. In 2017, he released the seminal electronic-indie LP “B4NGER PROJECT” with longtime collaborator Gentle Bones on Universal Music, followed by co-production work on RL Grime‘s “I Wanna Know” in 2018. After establishing himself as a talented force through these three projects, MYRNE has earned an impressive roster of live performances on his resume, including Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland, to name a few. He has also played to thousands in his home circuit in Southeast Asia, China, and the United States, such as Hard Summer, My Life Everyday, and more. Keep an eye out for more music from MYRNE coming very soon!
For his newest crossover single, R3HAB teams up with European pop sensations – Norwegian Astrid S and British HRVY, on “Am I The Only One.” It’s a modern dance-pop smash, delivering organic melodies and a groovy breakdown complemented by emotive vocal performances by Astrid S and HRVY, which gives a unique guy-and-girl perspective on a relationship. The lyrical side of “Am I The Only One” will hit home for anyone who has ever experienced a prospective relationship fall apart from a lack of vulnerability. The new release is a continuation of R3HAB‘s robust activity on the release market this year, in the form of recent official remixes for the likes of Shaggy, LAY, Wafia, Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki, as well as singles, such as “Family Values” with Nina Nesbitt, “love u again” with Olivia Holt, “Bésame (I Need You)” with TINI and Reik, to name a few. It sees the electronic music heavyweight drawing inspirations from many music genres with his usual finesse, implementing a tried and tested formula, as this is not the first time R3HAB joins forces with Astrid S and HRVY.
“Astrid S and I have wanted to release a track together since I remixed her “Favorite Part Of Me” single back in 2019. “Am I The Only One” is that song, and we’re both happy that HRVY was also excited to jump in. HRVY and I also worked together this year on “Be Okay,” released on my label CYB3RPVNK. Both artists are the future of pop music, and I always love to work with talented people like that.” – R3HAB
“I’m so happy to be a part of this song with R3HAB and HRVY! I hope people will like it as much as I do!” – Astrid S
“Working with R3HAB on “Be Okay” earlier this year was a great experience, so jumping on a song with both, R3HAB again and Astrid S, is something that gets me super excited for “Am I The Only One” to come out” – HRVY
Dutch/Moroccan DJ and producer Fadi El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the better part of the last decade. From his breakthrough hit remix of Afrojack, Pitbull and Ne-Yo‘s “Give Me Everything” to his dance anthems, such as “All Around The World (La La La)” and “Lullaby,” which have collectively amassed over 600M streams, to his collaborations with the likes of ZAYN, Andy Grammer, Sofia Carson, Timmy Trumpet and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most talented and forward-thinking artists in the game. He partnered with Spotify and GATTÜSO to create the first-ever official “mint” single release. In 2016 he founded his label CYB3RPVNK, which passed one billion streams on its catalog within the first two years since the inception. R3HAB himself continues to evolve and diversify his sound by working with a variety of artists around the globe, experimenting with everything from hip-hop to pop through his collaborations. With his combination of innate artistry and innovative attitude, R3HAB is only beginning his journey. Keep an eye out for what’s up to next!
NASHVILLE, TENN. — Stepping out of the shadows this Halloween, emerging Pop artist LIVVIA is coming face-to-face with a “Monster” in her brand-new single available on all streaming platforms and digital retailers.
“I want this song to encourage people to let the truth speak for itself and not allow someone else’s stories to make them question their own character,” LIVVIA shares with People. “Trust your instincts and if others are determined to fall for the facade, trust that all will be revealed in the end.”
Soundtracked by a howl at the moon, the spine-chilling production drives a spooky electro-beat strut as LIVVIA’s striking vocals question, “Who’s the monster now?” People raves, “LIVVIA is back with a bang.” Hitmakers Rock Mafia (Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, ZEDD) produced “Monster,” penned by LIVVIA, Tedd T, Liz Sharpe, Josh Bronleewe, Anna Graceman, plus Rock Mafia’s Tim James and Antonina Armato.
Premiering the cinematic Monster (The Movie) official music video exclusively with People, LIVVIA showcases her dynamic talent as writer, director, and producer, as well as starring in the thrilling short film. Set in the ‘60s in an eerie mansion, a group of friends quickly learn nothing is as it seems as a murder mystery game comes to life. Celebrity stylist Monty Jackson matched LIVVIA’s jewel-toned Versace set with the location’s beautiful stained glass windows to create her leading look. Featuring a red-hot cast, she is joined by buzzworthy actors Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians, Palm Springs), Skyler Samuels (Scream Queens, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, The DUFF), Lukas Gage (Euphoria), Michele Selene Ang (13 Reasons Why), Deric Augustine (Cloak & Dagger), and Emily Tosta (Party of Five, Mayans M.C.).
LIVVIA is a rising star in the Pop genre, having scored a Top 40 with “Damn” (2018) on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, and back-to-back #1s on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart with “OXO” (2015) and “Parachute” (2014) – co-written by LIVVIA and Nick Jonas (also serving as producer). Her music has gained spotlights in Billboard and Complex, with cover features in TMRW Magazine, 1883 Magazine, and Galore Magazine, in addition to gaining a primetime spot on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. Most recently opening select dates across the US and Europe on the Jonas Brothers’ highly-anticipated reunion trek, HAPPINESS BEGINS, LIVVIA has appeared on tour with Meghan Trainor, Jessie J, and Big Time Rush, among others. She is managed by Kevin Jonas, Sr. of Jonas Group Entertainment.