It’s been over two years since Grammy nominated and multi-platinum selling band Daughtry released some new tunes, but guess what? The band is back with a new single and the announcement of their upcoming album, Cage To Rattle. Set for release on July 27th via 19 Recordings/RCA Records, the album is said to be the most challenging release from the band. Frontman Chris Daughtry shares, “It’s a musical stew we’ve been cooking up for more than 2 years and we can’t wait to satisfy the appetites of our amazing fans who’ve been patiently waiting for this record!”
From the album comes lead single, “Deep End,” which you can listen to above! Are you ready to rattle the cage with Daughtry? Pre-order the album and get “Deep End” here!
A few weeks back, I had the chance to catch sister trio Von Grey perform at Mercury Lounge in NYC. I was immediately enamored by the classically trained act whose eerie yet wistful vocals grabbed the attention of every single person in the room – and for good reason. One of my favorite tracks from their set was “Plans,” a track about transition and growth, and earlier this week Von Grey released the accompanying music video.
The video itself is simple. Self-directed and produced by the sisters, the video shows their lives in an unstaged, documentary-type way. Fiona Von Grey explains, “Plans video is a quick, intimate snapshot of our past few years. We’ve been in and out of studios, we’ve been intermittently in school, we’ve collaborated with some stunningly talented individuals, and we’ve changed a lot. This video is a little keepsake for us – a little memory saver.”
“Plans” is the first single off Von Grey’s new EP, In Bloom: Acoustic, set for July 20th, 2018.
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If you’re in need of a good acoustic jam, may we suggest the newest single from Finn Matthews, “A Million And One.” Fans of artists like Shawn Mendes and Charlie Puth are sure to be enamored with Matthews’ delicate vocals accompanied solely by a guitar. The simplicity is what makes the track so stunning and has you craving more.
“A Million and One” dives into what it’s like to be taken for granted but also taking someone else for granted, not realizing that what you need may be right in front of you. Written with Elijah Blake, a mentor to Matthew’s who has penned hits including Usher’s “Climax” and Rihanna’s “No Love Allowed,” this new single is just a taste of what’s to come from Finn Matthew who is set to release new music over the next few months. In the meantime, give the track a spin in the player above.
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Sometimes all you need in life is a new perspective. This is something Texas indie rockers Eisley took into consideration when working on their upcoming release, I’m Only Dreaming…Of Days Long Past. The newly announced album will include a collection of acoustic and re-imagined versions of their 2017 album of the similar name, I’m Only Dreaming.
1. Always Wrong
3. A Song For The Birds
5. My Best Friend
6. Rabbit Hole
7. Louder Than a Lion
8. You Are Mine
9. When You Fall
11. Brightest Fire
Set for release on July 20th, 2018 via Equal Vision Records and produced by Will Yip, Eisley hopes that this album will allow the band to make new memories with fans. Sherri DuPree-Bemis and Garron Dupree explain, “We hope that this collection of re-depicted songs finds you wherever you are at in your life and allows you to see that there is always a new perspective – a new perspective on love, on pain, on the brightest times and the darkest times.” Get a taste of the album with “A Song for the Birds – Acoustic” below!
Acclaimed R&B trio Bad Rabbits haven’t released new music in over two years, but just yesterday the band announced Mimi, a 7-track album set for release on August 10th. From the record comes their newest single titled “F on the J-O-B.” The track is in support of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, featuring an animated video that addresses sexual harassment in the workplace. Vocalist Fredua Boakye shares, “The song and the video shame and mock the men who feel entitled to sex just because they are attracted to a woman.”
The video also introduces fans to Mimi who’s described in a recent press release as a “fictional short-haired, dark-skinned, social media-obsessed, voluptuous vixen.” Her character is one that can be found as the center of the album as she represents a modern manic pixie dream girl.
You can check out the album art and track listing for Mimi below. Fans can also purchase a limited edition vinyl copy of “F on the J-O-B,” available for purchase on June 8th.
Mimi Track listing:
2. F on the J-O-B
4. Ain’t A Crime
5. Eyes On You
6. Dollars & Change
7. After Party
There’s a good chance that at some point you’ve heard a song from Lauv. The singer/songwriter producer dropped his first single “The Other” back in 2015 and has since released a culmination of tracks that tell a story a bit out of order. The story, referred to as the ‘I Met You When I Was 18’ playlist, follows Lauv moving to New York City at 18 and falling in love for the first time, figuring out both he was as a person but also who he was with this significant other and how the two intertwined.
His most popular track from the batch of singles is “I Like Me Better” which has garnered over 420k streams on Spotify and can be heard on commercial spots including promos for TV Land’s hit show Younger*. Now Lauv has concluded the playlist with the final four singles titled “Bracelet,” “Paranoid,” “Never Not,” and “Enemies.” Listen to the full playlist below!
Lauv recently announced that he’ll be hitting the road this fall, opening on select dates for Ed Sheeran as well as his own headliner with Charlotte Lawrence. You can find Lauv’s full tour routing here!
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*This article isn’t about Younger, but everyone needs to watch this show because it’s a 10/10. That’s all.
Oh, Weatherly recently announced their debut full-length album, an emotionally revealing record for lead singer, Blake Roses. Co-produced by Jake Bundrick (Mayday Parade), the album is a tribute to the lessons Roses has learned over the years. From the passing of his father to raising his younger sister to a split engagement, Lips Like Oxygen assisted in Roses’ personal healing. Set for release on July 27th via Hopeless Records, you can find the album art and track listing below!
Lips Like Oxygen Track listing:
1. Here Tonight
2. The Worst Time
3. Chasing California
4. I Think I Want You
5. Burned Out
6. Keep On Listening
7. Dark of the Night
8. Where Have You Been
9. Love and Poetry
In addition to the announcement of the record, the band has released their brand new music video for “Here Tonight” which sounds slightly like a blend of early Boys Like Girls meets Mayday Parade (and we’re honestly living for it). Watch the video below!
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Brighton indie pop act Fickle Friends have had a wild 2018 so far. The band released their debut album, You Are Someone Else, via Interscope Records which hit #9 on the Billboard UK Charts and is chock-full of infectious bops, before playing three sold out shows in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Earlier this week, the band released an acoustic version of “Say No More,” a fan favorite – and a personal favorite of mine as well. The track comes with the announcement of an upcoming EP titled You Are Someone Else (Versions) which will feature special versions of select tracks from the debut release. It goes without saying that we’re beyond excited to see what the neon-filled act will bring to life with this EP and we’ll keep you posted on details as they’re announced!
In the meantime, give “Say No More (Acoustic)” a spin below and thank us later.
Back in October, our team collectively decided to share our voices in honor of World Mental Health Day. While some people struggle silently, we wanted to open a conversation on mental health in a way that was comfortable and free of judgement. Months later, I asked why couldn’t we continue that conversation? What was once seen as something to be fearful of discussing has turned into a relatable topic that has no boundaries. Our journeys may all be different, but they’re also similar in ways that we wouldn’t imagine.
While attending Launch Music Conference and Festival in Lancaster, PA roughly a month ago, I was surrounded by panels and discussions with industry professionals, musicians, and friends on their journeys with mental health. It sparked something in me that wanted to find a way that would allow having these types of conversations comfortably. During a chat with a talented friend of mine, Imani Givertz, a question came up: if you were the sky, what kind of day would you be? It’s a question that seems simple at first glance, but actually allows for a dialogue that may be difficult to openly talk about. There are plenty of questions to be asked in an interview, but very rarely is someone asked how they are truly feeling. Using this question that Imani brought up, we decided to launch a new column called The Weather Report that will allow those struggling with mental health to talk about how they’re feeling in a genuine and authentic way.
I thought the best person to kick off The Weather Report would be the inspiration behind the column, Imani, a photographer, social media manager, friend, and avid tea-drinker. Working in the music industry for about 8 years, Imani has had the opportunity to tell artists’ stories through photos and writing for publications including Cliche’ Magazine. She has a drive for being an advocate for those that struggle with mental health and to be a friend that walks with people through their mental health journey as she continues to walk through hers. You can read Imani’s Weather Report below.
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