HANNAH GRACE Shares Video for New Single ‘With You’

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SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE
‘WITH YOU’
WATCH HERE

ANNOUNCES LIVE SHOWS
8TH APRIL – CLWB IFOR BACH, CARDIFF
9TH APRIL – CAMDEN ASSEMBLY, LONDON

Hannah Grace has shared the video for her new single, ‘With You’, as well as announcing two shows at London’s Camden Assembly and Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach in April.

A vibrant palette of color and emotional sentiment and an atmospheric and touching interpretation of the track, the video visualizes the healing power of companionship and the importance of being there for those in need.

“The music video for ‘With You’ was inspired by the Japanese art ‘Kintsugi’ – repairing broken objects with gold,” explains Hannah. “As a philosophy it treats breakage as part of the history of an object rather than something to disguise or hide and I just love this! I wanted to also get this idea across through movement. With the help of an amazing choreographer Simon we put together some movements that convey my friends being there for me when I’m broken and the routine shows them pulling me through, holding & physically supporting me.  I’ve always wanted to move in a music video and it was amazing to get to work with such great dancers!” 

Already proving a radio hit, including hitting the A-List on BBC Radio Wales, ‘With You’ is a bold demonstration of Hannah’s jaw-dropping soulful vocals among a stirring jazz-influenced backing of horns, piano and beautiful harmonies.

‘With You’ follows the release of her single ‘Oh River’ last year. The beautiful ballad saw Hannah stun listeners with her incredible vocals, which saw the likes of Dermot O’Leary and his team clear space on his Radio 2 show to share her voice. She’s also appeared on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Zoe Ball’s ITV programme, in addition to a slot at the BBC Biggest Weekend for Radio 2 in Perth, Scotland.

Hannah Grace closed 2018 with the release of the collaborative Christmas EP December alongside Gabrielle Aplin. The lead single and title track featured on 14 ‘New Music Friday’ Spotify playlists, and was spotlighted in the UK and US Top 10, as well as being played on Radio 2. The EP also featured three beautiful covers of classic Christmas tracks.

Hannah first caught the attention of Never Fade label owner Gabrielle Aplin through her covers uploaded onto YouTube. Her covers have since gone on to win over even more high profile supporters and Gabrielle signed her to Never Fade Records, which is distributed worldwide by AWAL.

In 2017 Hannah garnered praise from Lady Gaga after posting a cover of her hit ‘Million Reasons’, which provoked Gaga to tweet the video and call Hannah a “superstar”. Meanwhile in the same year her cover of ‘Praise You’ soundtracked the Lloyds Bank TV advert and clocked up over 3 million streams.

Hannah Grace kicks off 2019 with the latest taste of brand new music in the shape of ‘With You’. Her show stopping performance sets the precedent for the year ahead when she is set to turn even more heads.

APRIL 2019 LIVE DATES
8th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
9th – London, Camden Assembly

 

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MEGAN DAVIES Shares Black Mirror-Inspired Video for ‘Gimme’

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RELEASES BLACK MIRROR-INSPIRED VIDEO FOR

‘GIMME’

EXPLORING TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

WATCH HERE

UK HEADLINE TOUR IN FEBRUARY
PLAYING BUSH HALL, LONDON – MARCH 1ST

Alt-pop newcomer Megan Davies has released a Black Mirror-inspired video for her new single ‘Gimme’, which visually explores the toxicities within social media outlets.

Having first gained success via YouTube herself, Megan came up with the concept of the video born out of the things you see happening online every day. Playing out scenes of make-up tutorials, gaming fails to epic guitar solos, Megan is enticed into entering this freakish world where users are caught up in the obsessions of being liked, followed and becoming a YouTube star.

The video premiered with Celebmix where Megan explained, “The concept of the video began as “YouTuber Purgatory”, where creators get trapped by the online persona they create.  It’s something that I’ve feared for myself as a YouTuber. It’s easy to get boxed in as a musician – whether your platform is a show like American Idol or doing covers on YouTube. Before you know it, everything you create is dictated by the image that’s been curated online. It can be a struggle to maintain authenticity.”

Megan’s creative acoustic covers and mashups rapidly gained traction online as her YouTube views and subscribers grew in their millions. Tracks like her three-song mashup ‘See You Again/ Love Me Like You Do/ Sugar’ has had over 60 million video plays and reached #1 on both the US and Global Spotify Viral 50 charts.

She’s now amassed over 190 million views and 1.3 million subscribers on her YouTube channel alone and she maintains over 6 million Spotify streams each month.

Breaking out from covers, Megan first introduced fans to her gorgeous alt-pop style with her 2017 debut EP Bad Poetry which was released independently and has clocked up over 3 million Spotify streams with the title track getting a lot of love from Sirius XM.

Hotly tipped as one to watch by the likes of Billboard, she has gone on to release the tracks ‘Doesn’t Matter’, which won 1st Place in the USA Songwriting Competition – Pop Category, ‘Moonlight’ which has racked-up close to 1 million streams and the new single ‘Gimme’, which debuted on nine Spotify playlists across the globe upon its release in November.

Megan is a genuine and relatable artist with strong songwriting skills and is now building her presence as a live artist having recently toured across the US supporting YouTube heavyweights Boyce Avenue and shared stages with the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Madilyn Bailey and Noah Guthrie and Striking Matches.

Later this month she will be back in the UK on her headline tour where she will play Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff and London before heading off across Europe.

MEGAN DAVIES UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
Tickets Available Here
FEBRUARY
Sun 24th – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Mon 25th – King Tuts, Glasgow
Wed 27th – Institute 3, Birmingham
Thu 28th – Club Ifor Bach, Cardiff

MARCH
Fri 1st – Bush Hall, London
Sun 3rd – KuKunn, Hamburg
Mon 4th – Melkweg, Amsterdam
Tue 5th – Blue Shell, Cologne
Wed 6th – Musik & Frieden, Berlin
Thu 7th – Poglos, Warsaw
Sat 9th – B72, Vienna
Sun 10th – Strom, Munich

MAT KEREKES Shares New Single ‘Diamonds’

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Best known as the lead vocalist of the cult alt-rock band Citizen, the Ohio-based singer-songwriter Mat Kerekes has shared his new single ‘Diamonds’. The track is the second single to be taken from his from upcoming solo album Ruby after the title track was released in December.

Mixing the intimate with the anthemic, ‘Diamonds’ transcends the lo-fi, acoustic-based recording style of his previous solo releases in favour of a sharper pop edge that offers a modern take on timeless rock sonics.

‘Diamonds’ is accompanied by a surreal music video directed by Johnny Chew (Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Bronx).

The album ‘Ruby’ finds Kerekes showcasing his versatility as a singer-songwriter. Incorporating elements of pop and alternative, it boasts massive choruses, dynamic arrangements and infectious melodies.

‘Diamonds’ is released on Black Cement Records in the States, the label headed by Will Yip (producer of Turnstile, Angel Du$t and many more), and via Parlophone in the UK.

Mat Kerekes will hit the road on a month-long North American tour which commences at the end of the month. Support comes from Jetty Bones and Jacob Sigman. Please see http://matkerekes.com/ for full dates and ticket information.

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NY-Based Alt Rock Band BROOKLINE Premiere New Single “Sinking”

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NY-based alternative rock band Brookline have released their new single “Sinking,” out NOW. The second single off of their upcoming EP “Fade” (out 2/22), “Sinking” sings an emotional narrative, touching upon themes of heartbreak and addiction. Elements of hard rock and pop punk are meshed together in the track, creating a unique blend that hints at influences of 90’s alternative. With an upcoming music video planned for “Sinking,” Brookline is also gearing up for the release of “Fade,” which will take new listeners on an emotional ride. About the single, the band states:

“Sinking” is the 2nd single off of Brookline’s Fade EP and tells the story of a relationship torn apart by addiction. The chorus hook “like a ship at sea you’re sinking, and I can’t be your lighthouse beacon” embodies the theme of the song; that although this person clearly needs help, their partner can no longer handle being subjected to their self destructive behavior and has to leave for their own good.

A five piece alternative rock band from upstate New York, Brookline features Mikey Pace (guitar), Dave Bennet (guitar), Matt Spinner (bass), Chris Fox (drums), and Tommy Carter (vocals). Formed in 2018, the group has mixed influence from pop punk and emo to post-hardcore and 90’s alternative rock. In late 2018, they announced the upcoming release of their second EP “Fade,” recorded with Jake Mannix of Indigo Audio Co. “Fade” shows a large amount of growth in musicianship as well as lyrical content from the groups earlier work. Touching on personal experiences of heartbreak, and the struggles of drug/alcohol abuse, “Fade” uses a combination of explosive hard rock and melodic emo and alternative influence to express these themes to their listeners and is set to be released February 22, 2019.

The lead single off of “Fade,” titled “Sinking,” is available NOW on all digital platforms.

 

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Hello, my loves!

I wanted to start off by saying that, for me, Valentine’s Day has never been the day that it is for most people. In high school, I had a rose gram sent to me by the guy who eventually ended up breaking my heart for the first time lol. Also in high school, I received a phone call from a juvenile detention center from a guy who made a habit out of stealing cars with his friends, but, to this day, treated ME better than anyone else had. At the time, I thought to myself, “Omg, this guy likes me that much that he’ll call me from juvi to wish me a Happy Valentine’s Day!” You know, instead of, like, not stealing cars and being with me in person?? Haha.

When my niece was born and started school, she used to make me the cutest little Valentine’s likes this one & it made my day better than anyone else’s in the world, I guarantee it.

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I always thought that if I did have a special man in my life, I’d be more appreciative of little gestures throughout the year as opposed to one day of the year where everyone thinks it’s necessary to do so. Maybe that’s my singleness showing haha. Either way, I don’t knock it for those who take it seriously, but it does kind of shine a light on those of us who haven’t had much luck in that department over the years. So, now that my niece is in high school and no longer makes me those adorable Valentines, I choose to do something special for myself. Even if it’s just buying myself some chocolate!

This Valentine’s Day, we were blessed with a new cover and music video from one of my favorite duos – SUPERFRUIT. Superfruit is composed of Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi from Pentatonix and they’re phenomenal. Their voices are SO good and their vibe is contagious. I posted yesterday about their announcement for the cover track that would be released today because they posted a picture teasing that they’d be joined by a special guest. Lo and behold, my guess on who that person was (Spoiler Alert: Adam Rippon) correct and I AM HERE FOR IT. If ever we needed a legendary trio, it’s now and it’s this one!

Side note: I had the pleasure of meeting Adam last year in South Florida for my 34th birthday and he was an absolute sweetheart!

I feel like a was tricked a bit because I thought Adam would be singing with them on the the cover of When In Rome’s “The Promise,” but he’s not. Adam skates beautifully on the ice while Scott & Mitch give off some serious 80’s vibes and incredible vocals!

So, for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to show some love and appreciation for anyone reading this and supporting my journey on the blog. Since I can’t send you all teddy bears and chocolate, my gift to you is my new favorite music video covering a song that was released in the decade I was born.

ENJOY your Valentine’s Day, whether it be with a loved one, with family or with YOURSELF! You’re not alone!

Excuse me while I go watch this video repeatedly for the rest of the day!

SUPERFRUIT Announces New Cover w/Mystery Collaborator – Cover To Be Released on 2/14

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In a series of cryptic social media posts, our favorite duo SUPERFRUIT (Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi from Pentatonix) has announced that they’ll be releasing a new cover on Valentine’s Day. They’ll be covering the classic 80’s song, “The Promise” by When In Rome — which my 80s loving heart is super excited about!

The duo first announced the cover, and then they posted a photo with three blocked out silhouettes. Then came a reveal that was not so surprising . . . Scott! Then Mitch! Now we’re left with one silhouette and a ton of questions! Who is the surprise collaborator??

Personally, you can’t convince me that that isn’t Adam Rippon. Like I’m 99% sure it’s him. First of all, has anyone else seen the video on YouTube of Adam skating and SINGING Rihanna’s “Diamonds” while being flawlessly Adam? If not, I shall make your day that much better and include that video below.

Check out the pics (& the video) and let me know who YOU think it is! Either way, I know this cover will be perfect, as usual. Because SUPERFRUIT.

Stay tuned to see who the mystery silhouette belongs to (I’m still positive that I’m correct though lol). I mean, it’s what we all deserve! Three legends being legendary!

THE STRUMBELLAS Announce New Album ‘Rattlesnake’

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ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
RATTLESNAKE
OUT MARCH 29TH VIA GLASSNOTE RECORDS

 ‘SALVATION’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW

EUROPEAN HEADLINE DATES IN MARCH

The Strumbellas have announced their fourth album, Rattlesnake, out March 29th via Glassnote Records. Last week the band released the video for ‘Salvation’, the first single to be taken from the album.

Rattlesnake marks a stylistic turn from their melancholy, introspective releases, to an uplifting album with songs that focus more on optimism. Produced by Tim Pagnotta (Elle King, Walk the Moon), co-produced and engineered by Brian Phillips, the album was recorded on the band’s home turf, at the legendary Bathouse Recording Studio outside of Kingston, Ontario, and at Revolution Recording in Toronto.

The nine-track body of work is the sunny side of the street follow-up to The Strumbellas’ Billboard-charting third album, Hope, which featured the hit single ‘Spirits’.

“Well, after the last tour, Izzy had a baby, I got an English Bulldog, Darryl travelled to Bali, Jon built a cottage, Jer drove all the way across Canada in his 85’ Camper Van, Dave grew a mustache and we made an album that we are REALLY proud of,” commented Simon Ward. “Everyone in the band is SO excited to get back on the road to show everyone some new music.”

The release of Rattlesnake will come after a string of European headline shows, including a show at London’s Bush Hall on the 25th, and will be followed by an extensive US headline tour starting on the 1st May. Full European dates can be found below.

The Strumbellas are Simon Ward (vocals, acoustic guitar), David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass).

In 2017, they won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year, and collected the JUNO Award for Single of the Year in their native Canada ahead of Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes.

From the onset the band received critical praise from the press, including from The New York Times, who said “The Strumbellas have perfected a story arc that’s summed up in the title of their new album ‘Hope,” and Forbes, who declared “The Strumbellas aren’t just taking on the US, they are taking on the world.” 

Rattlesnake Tracklist:
1) Salvation
2) I’ll Wait
3) One Hand Up
4) Running Scared (Desert Song)
5) We All Need Someone
6) We Were Young
7) The Party
8) High
9) All My Life

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES MARCH 2019
17th – Cologne, Studio 672
18th – Berlin, Privatclub
19th – Hamburg, Molotow
21st – Amsterdam, Het Zonnehuis
23rd – Paris, Les Etoiles
25th – London, Bush Hall

Tickets are available here – http://thestrumbellas.ca/tour/

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FERRIS & SYLVESTER Release Dramatic New Single ‘Sickness’

IMG_6521FERRIS & SYLVESTER have released their brand new single ‘Sickness’. The blues/folk epic has launched with great support across the board. The single premiered with Clash and has also been featured as BBC Introducing’s ‘Upload Of The Week’.

The new single arrived as the critically acclaimed London duo performed at Eurosonic Festival in Holland on Jan 18th.

After the release and sudden success of their kitchen recorded and self-produced EP Made In Streatham last year, the duo have expanded their sound and songwriting into deeper and darker places with ‘Sickness’ alongside producer Michael Rendall (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Echo & The Bunnymen).

The song builds from a quiet, self-destructive thought as though Issy Ferris is whispering in your ear, and becomes an outcry of both suffering and delight, led by Archie Sylvester’s powerful scorching guitar. With their combination of roots and blues, the duo deliver a sound which sits somewhere between Jack White and First Aid Kit.

Regarding the single Ferris & Sylvester say, “Sickness was one of the first songs we wrote together. It came quickly and felt powerful almost instantly. It’s about human relationships – the power and the frustration – and the desire to throw it all away.

“We recorded the track on our last day in the studio with Michael and continued into the early hours; it felt important to keep it raw and let the song speak for itself. Everything you hear was tracked live and a lot of it was recorded in one take, the guitar solo and vocals for instance. It’s our proudest piece of work to date.”

‘Sickness’ follows the release of the duo’s last single ‘Burning River’, which was also recorded with Michael Rendall and clocked up well over half a million plays in its first two months on Spotify. The songs were written during the pair’s writing trips to Iceland and find the band at their most raw and powerful yet.

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Ferris & Sylvester received strong support from BBC Music throughout last year, with radio plays coming from 6Music and Radio 2, while they also performed a number of shows in association with BBC Introducing who have now named the band in their ‘Best Of’ lists for both 2017 & 2018.

The great BBC Introducing support continues for Ferris & Sylvester in 2019. The band will be performing a live session at Maida Vale aired on Cerys Matthews’ Radio 2 Blues Show on Jan 28th. Ferris & Sylvester will also be joining Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq in Austin, Texas as they perform their debut BBC Music showcase at SXSW Festival on March 15th.

Last year Ferris & Sylvester won hearts and praise across the country as they played to thousands of people at huge shows with the likes of Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, George Ezra and Jade Bird, while also performing at major festivals including playing the main stage at Wilderness Festival and at BST in Hyde Park.

The band played their first live show of 2019 at Eurosonic Festival on January 18th, it comes ahead of the duo embarking on their first ever headline tour this month. It will see Ferris & Sylvester play nine-dates across the UK and Ireland, with a London headline show at The Lexington on February 11th. Full headline tour dates can be found below:

FERRIS & SYLVESTER FEBRUARY HEADLINE TOUR DATES
4th – Leeds, Oporto **SOLD OUT**
5th – Glasgow, Poetry Club
6th – Manchester, Eagle Inn **SOLD OUT**
7th – Birmingham, Cuban Embassy **SOLD OUT**
9th – Exeter, Cavern
11th – London, The Lexington **SOLD OUT**
12th – Brighton, The Prince Albert
13th – Southampton, The Joiners
14th – Dublin, Sound House

Tickets are available now through ferrisandsylvester.com/tour

Online Alt-Pop Sensation MEGAN DAVIES Shares ‘Gimme’ Acoustic Video

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SHARES ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR
‘GIMME’

AHEAD OF MOONLIGHT
UK/EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR NEXT MONTH

‘GIMME’ AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON SPOTIFY HERE

One to watch for 2019, Megan Davies is bringing her unique alt-pop style to the UK shortly, blending together a mix of commercial pop, indie folk and experimental rock.

She has just revealed a special acoustic video of her track ‘Gimme’. The original version debuted on nine Spotify playlists across the globe upon its release in November and was hotly tipped by the likes of Billboard. The release comes ahead of her UK and European headline tour in February and March.

Megan first gained traction online which led to her becoming a YouTube sensation after building up views and subscribers in their millions with her creative acoustic covers and mashups. Tracks like her 3-song mashup ‘See You Again/ Love Me Like You Do/ Sugar’ has had over 60 million video plays and reached #1 on both the US and Global Spotify Viral 50 charts.

She’s now amassed over 190 million views and 1.3 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and she maintains over 6 million Spotify streams each month.

Her influencer status led to collaborations with the likes of the Red Cross & American Cancer Society as well as performing for Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and the creators of The Greatest Showman then attending the film’s premiere in New York.

Megan’s first dose of original music was the 2017 debut Bad Poetry EP which was released independently and has clocked up over 3 million Spotify streams with the title track getting a lot of love from Sirius XM.

Last year she went on to release the songs ‘Doesn’t Matter’, which won 1st Place in the USA Songwriting Competition – Pop Category, the popular streaming track ‘Moonlight’ and her latest single ‘Gimme’ giving a taste of what’s to come. She also finished off last year with the beautiful festive number ‘Blue Christmas’.

As well as her ever-growing online following, Megan is also rapidly building her presence on the live scene having recently toured across the US supporting YouTube heavyweights Boyce Avenue and has shared the stage with the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Madilyn Bailey and Noah Guthrie and Striking Matches.

She is now excited to play for her UK and European fans next month with her special guest opener and UK native, Alex Francis. There will be a whole host of exciting things to come for 2019.

MEGAN DAVIES UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
Tickets Available Here
FEBRUARY
Sun 24th – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Mon 25th – King Tuts, Glasgow
Wed 27th – Institute 3, Birmingham
Thu 28th – Club Ifor Bach, Cardiff

MARCH
Fri 1st – Bush Hall, London
Sun 3rd – KuKunn, Hamburg
Mon 4th – Melkweg, Amsterdam
Tue 5th – Blue Shell, Cologne
Wed 6th – Musik & Frieden, Berlin
Thu 7th – Poglos, Warsaw
Sat 9th – B72, Vienna
Sun 10th – Strom, Munich

HAAS Comes To Life In Debut Single “Behind Those Eyes”

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Virginia-based pop/rock project HAAS have released their debut single, “Behind Those Eyes,” out on all digital platforms NOW. After an extensive about of self-discovery and reflection, lead vocalist Sam Haas brings the project to life through a reflective set of lyrics in “Behind Those Eyes.” With the track’s music video release to follow on February 12th, HAAS approaches the broad pop/rock genre with ease; “Behind Those Eyes” showcases pulsing, rhythmic guitars and powerful lead vocals, reminiscent of 2000’s artists Kelly Clarkson and The Veronicas. The single paves the way for HAAS’ five-track debut EP, due out later this year. About the single, lead vocalist Sam Haas states:

“Behind Those Eyes” is the debut single off HAAS’ upcoming EP. This song is about the dynamics of my relationship with my sister, at a particular point in time, and how an outside influence was changing my perception of her. The song shows the emotional roller coaster that was a year of my life. It shows how an outside influence can have so much influence over someone. This is a song about my efforts to “save” her, but at some point, you have to stop trying and move on. Though this song is immensely personal, I believe that it can be applied to any type of relationship.”

HAAS is a pop/rock band from Virginia. The name HAAS stems from lead vocalist Sam Haas who decided to pay tribute to not only her family name but her late grandfather who inspired her through his music. After years of playing around with names and ideas, HAAS became the official name in 2018. Through the use of catchy melodies, rhythmic guitars, and expressive lyrics, HAAS has been able to marry the pop/rock sound. The group uses music not only as an outlet for themselves, but want the music to be an outlet for others. They draw on personal hardships, such as loss, strained relationships, bullying, depression, and anxiety, but also hardships within the world today. HAAS strives to promote a place of safety and inclusivity, where it is okay to be who you are and forget about the real world for a minute. HAAS has discussed being bullied and scared of being who they are and by embracing themselves, they hope to inspire others to do the same; “love who you are and don’t be afraid to do the things you want.” HAAS plans to release their debut five-song EP in the Spring. Their new single “Behind Those Eyes” is available on all digital platforms NOW.

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Multi-Platinum International Superstar LUIS FONSI Live on NBC’s “TODAY” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” On Wednesday, January 30th

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MULTI-PLATINUM INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR LUIS FONSI LIVE ON NBC’S “TODAY” AND “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON” ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

The Coach of Telemundo’s Hit Singing Competition “La Voz” (The Voice), Offers a Special Interview on NBC’s Morning Show and Joins the Late-Night Host Jimmy Fallon to Perform his Latest Hit “Imposible”

img_6408Multi-platinum international superstar Luis Fonsi, Coach of Telemundo’s first season of LA VOZ (The Voice), will be featured on NBC’s “Today” (7-10am ET) and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (11:35pm ET), this Wednesday, January 30. The award-winning music megastar will talk about his music career and his participation in the U.S. Spanish-language version of NBC’S hit singing competition “The Voice,” airing on Telemundo Sundays at 9pm ET.  Fonsi will also perform his latest hit “Imposible” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

With numerous awards and unprecedented achievements, Luis Fonsi continues to break world records, cross borders and make history with his music. The multi-platinum and five-time Billboard award winner, who will release his highly anticipated ninth studio VIDA worldwide on February 1, was honored with seven Guinness World Records titles for his chart-topping and making history with his worldwide hit “Despacito.” Additionally, he became YouTube’s “Top Five Most Viewed Artist” of 2018 by reaching more than 7.6 billion combined views with “Despacito,” “Échame La Culpa” featuring Demi Lovato, “Calypso,” and his latest hit “Imposible.” Also in 2018, the Puerto Rican singer and songwriter won seven Billboard Latin Music Awards and five Latin Grammy Awards. In addition to his commitment as the spokesperson for St. Jude Children Hospital’s “Thanks and Giving” campaign, Fonsi is an ambassador of Puerto Rico’s Tourism and is the founder of Luis Fonsi Foundation to help victims of Hurricane Maria.

Telemundo’s LA VOZ (The Voice), hosted by renowned TV personality Jorge Bernal, features award-winning Latinx music megastar Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán, Carlos Vives and Wisin, as Coaches of the first-ever Spanish-language edition for the U.S. to discover some of the most promising Spanish-speaking vocalists in the nation.

Fans can join Telemundo.com/LaVoz and its YouTube channel and follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LaVozUS using #LaVozUS, and join all the action of their favorite team with the Coaches hashtags: #TeamFonsi; #TeamGuzman; #TeamVives; and #TeamWisin.

About TODAY:

NBC News pioneered the morning news program when it launched TODAY in 1952 with Dave Garroway as host. For more than 60 years, TODAY has provided a daily live broadcast of the latest in domestic and international news, weather reports, and interviews with newsmakers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.  TODAY is renowned for providing its audience with a “window on the world,” bringing viewers breaking news as it happens and often broadcasting from locations around the globe.  TODAY’s longtime home at New York’s Rockefeller Plaza attracts thousands of visitors each year to peer into its windows and become part of TODAY’s broadcast.  Don Nash is the executive producer.

About The Tonight Show:

Emmy Award and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Fallon brought NBC’s “The Tonight Show” back to its New York origins when he launched “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” from Rockefeller Center in 2014. Fallon puts his own stamp on the storied NBC late-night franchise with his unique comedic wit, on-point pop culture awareness, welcoming style and impeccable taste in music with the award-winning house band, The Roots.

 

 

Weekend Vibes | My Music Recommendations for the Weekend: Peter Manos, PRETTYMUCH and Backstreet Boys

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Hello there, music lovers! 💚

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably sick of every third song on the radio being an Ariana Grande song. Nothing against her, I think she’s great, BUT I need some variety!

So here I am, offering my weekend music recommendations. Does my opinion count? Probably not, but here’s to hoping I can spread the music love and offer some variety to your music-loving ears.

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First up, I stumbled across a video on IG last night where three dancers were dancing to a song I’d never heard before. I couldn’t get the song out of my head, so I ended up adding it to my playlist on Apple Music.

The song is aptly titled “In My Head” by Peter Manos. While I don’t know much about him, I do know that he has three songs available to stream on Apple Music and you should definitely check them out. Those other songs are new releases (2019), titled “Out of Love” and “You Don’t Know Me.” He has this mellow, calming voice that makes you want to just light some candles and let all the stress of the day melt away. His songs are a mix of R&B with an acoustic vibe to it. Just trust me. Listen to them!

 


 

Another recommendation is from a band my niece introduced me to. PRETTYMUCH just wrapped up their FUNKTION TOUR, which I had the pleasure of going to with the niece last October here in Ft. Lauderdale. They recently released a song titled “Jello,” but my weekend recommendation is for a track they released at midnight last night/this morning called “Blind.” I mean, let me be honest, you should be listening to ALL of their songs, but I digress. These guys are hard working, talented and extremely underestimated (for now). They remind me of the old school boy bands, which is why I would even call myself a fan in my thirties lol. Their songs are so catchy, they’re incredible dancers and they put on a great show. Plus, I’ve seen first hand how much they love and appreciate their fans. Check out the new track, then check out all their other tracks and then you can catch some of the videos I recorded for my niece at their show here in Ft. Lauderdale (link below the video). 2019 better be their year!

 

Are you watching the video again?? You should be lol!

Here’s a link to my YouTube Channel, where you can find the videos I took from their show in October 2019.

 


 

My last recommendation for the weekend hurts my heart a little. Anyone who knows me knows that Justin Timberlake is my No. 1 and has been since I was 14 (that’s 20 years, people). I was that person who had NSYNC posters and articles plastered on my walls — like it was literally my wallpaper. With that being said, I feel the need to inform you that I was not that person who cried whenever I saw them or stalked their bus lol. Back then, you had to make a choice . . . NSYNC or Backstreet Boys. You already know what my choice was, which is why this recommendation hurts so bad haha. Backstreet Boys released their latest album, DNA, at midnight and it is fan-fucking-tastic! Excuse my French. I’ve been listening to it all morning and I haven’t found a song I didn’t like. I even texted my BSB-loving bestie and told her I might have to go with her to see them live for once in my NSYNC-loving life! All you Howie and Kevin lovers out there, hold onto your hats because they seem to have way more parts on this album than they ever have before. Don’t fact check me on that because if you’ve read this paragraph, you know that BSB was not my choice! I have to give credit where credit is due, and BSB definitely deserve it on this one. Congrats, boys men Backstreet Boys! (See what I did there?)

Check out the album DNA on Apple Music and Spotify, and you can check dates for their upcoming DNA World Tour HERE.

 

If there’s something you want me to check out, let me know in the comments! I’m always eager to hear new music, so feel free to send me YOUR recommendations!

 

Watch New DUA LIPA Single + Clip for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL | In Theaters February 14, 2019!

Today, global pop sensation and 2019 double Grammy nominee Dua Lipa releases a new single and video in anticipation of 20th Century FOX’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGLE, the epic action-adventure from visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez and starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson. The music video, directed by Floria Sigismondi, places Lipa on the treacherous streets of Iron City in the middle of Alita’s world.

In addition, 20th Century FOX has released a new clip from the film, showing Alita exploring newfound skills that may hold a clue to her mysterious past.

SYNOPSIS: When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
opens in theaters everywhere on February 14, 2019 in 3D & IMAX!

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HANNAH GRACE Releases Beautiful New Single ‘With You’

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‘WITH YOU’
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Hannah Grace has released her brand new single ‘With You’ through Never Fade Records. Already proving a radio hit as a current feature on the BBC Radio Wales A-List, ‘With You’ is a bold demonstration of Hannah’s jaw-dropping soulful vocals among a stirring jazz-influenced backing of horns, piano and beautiful harmonies.

Regarding the single Hannah says, “I am so excited to finally be sharing ‘With You’. I wrote this song about wanting to reach out to someone who seemed a bit lost – to let them know I was there for them. Recently I have been lucky enough to be reminded just how many people are there for me when I really need them. I have the best friends and this song will always remind me of that.”

‘With You’ follows the release of her single ‘Oh River’ last year. The release of the beautiful ballad saw Hannah stun listeners with her incredible vocals, which saw the likes of Dermot O’Leary and his team clear space on his Radio 2 show to share her voice. She’s also appeared on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Zoe Ball’s ITV program, in addition to a slot at the BBC Biggest Weekend for Radio 2 in Perth, Scotland.

Hannah Grace closed 2018 with the release of the collaborative Christmas EP December alongside Gabrielle Aplin. The lead single and title track featured on 14 ‘New Music Friday’ Spotify playlists, and was spotlighted in the UK and US Top 10, as well as being played on Radio 2. The EP also featured three beautiful covers of classic Christmas tracks.

Hannah first caught the attention of Never Fade label owner Gabrielle Aplin through her covers uploaded onto YouTube. Her covers have since gone on to win over even more high profile supporters and Gabrielle signed her to Never Fade Records, which is distributed worldwide by AWAL.

In 2017 Hannah gained the attention of Lady Gaga after posting a cover of her hit ‘Million Reasons’, which provoked Gaga to tweet the video and call Hannah a “superstar”. Meanwhile in the same year her cover of ‘Praise You’ soundtracked the Lloyds Bank TV advert and clocked up over 3 million streams.

Hannah Grace kicks off 2019 with the latest taste of brand new music in the shape of ‘With You’. Her show stopping performance sets the precedent for the year ahead when she is set to turn even more heads.

 

Hope Vista Releases Autobiography, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal”

img_5787Hope Vista, lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA, has released her new autobiography, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal,” out exclusively on Amazon NOW, and readable through the free Kindle app.

Hope Vista is the diet Dr. Pepper drinking, Backstreet Boys loving, vintage-gaming lead vocalist of American alternative rock band VISTA, Also a writer, publicist, and dancer, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal,” is Vista’s first full-length novel, after having earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing Arts at Rowan University in 2015. The autobiography, which she began writing in August 2017, chronologically highlights her life’s most clear-cut events, only to realize that many memories were tainted by a young diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder. As Vista navigates through the pages for each phase of her life, she increasingly works to rediscover and recall moments in time that were once lost in trauma.

Initially a solo artist, Hope Vista’s final EP “PREVAIL,” produced by ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, Set It Off, Cartel), was released in November 2015. Immediately following the release, she founded VISTA, releasing their debut EP shortly after, and garnering praise from publications such as Rock Sound and Alternative Press. Since 2017, VISTA has completed 3 national tours, earned 250,000+ Spotify streams, and opened for Set It Off, Against The Current, and more. Known for her electrifying stage presence, unconventional style, and colorful writing, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal” is nothing short of stimulating, and at many points harrowing. Amidst the bouts of memory loss, Vista successfully pieces together a raw, assertive, and thrilling recollection of her first 25 years of life.

“PREVAIL: Finding Normal” is available through Amazon NOW.

 

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HOPE VISTA Releases Haunting Single “SKIN & BONES”

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Hope Vista, lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA, has released her new single “SKIN & BONES,” out on all digital platforms NOW. Her last solo EP “PREVAIL,” was released in 2015, and since then has been actively touring the US with VISTA, most recently releasing their newest single “Born For Blood.” Her first solo offering since the release of “PREVAIL” is “SKIN & BONES,” a haunting, simplistic ballad. The track, produced by Okan Kazdal, delves into feelings of defeat, pairing complex emotions with a bare-boned piano instrumental.

Hope Vista is the diet Dr. Pepper drinking, Backstreet Boys loving, vintage-gaming lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA. Initially a solo artist, her final EP “PREVAIL,” produced by ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, Set It Off, Cartel), was released in November 2015. Immediately following the release, she founded VISTA, releasing their debut EP shortly after, and garnering praise from publications such as Rock Sound and Alternative Press. Since 2017, VISTA has completed 3 national tours, earned 250,000+ Spotify streams, and opened for Set It Off, Against The Current, and more. Known for her electrifying stage presence, unconventional style, and colorful lyricism, her new single “SKIN & BONES” is out on all digital platforms NOW.

 

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WATCH: Now on Netflix | Once in a Lifetime Sessions with ONEREPUBLIC

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I’ve been a huge fan of OneRepublic for years now. I’ve even claimed that ‘Native’ is my favorite album of all time — yes, even above my all-time favorite Justin Timberlake‘s albums. They’re musical geniuses no matter how you break it down. I got to see them live once when they co-headlined with The Script a few years ago and it was one of my favorite shows I’ve been to. Now I’m just waiting for them to come down to Miami again!

When I saw that a session from this documentary series with OneRepublic would be available on Netflix, I had to jump at the chance to watch it because why the heck wouldn’t I??

SYNOPSIS: Once In A Lifetime Sessions is an original and unique music documentary series giving viewers the chance to get up close and personal with some of today’s most celebrated music icons. Filmed on location at some of the greatest studios around the world, the Sessions highlight the craftsmanship, artistic depth, incredible skill and talent of the artists whilst also showcasing their catalogue. Each episode is dedicated to a single artist or group and features both an intimate live performance and a vinyl recording session. These are woven together with exclusive interview footage and a masterclass exploring the stories behind some of the most memorable songs of all time. Episodes include OneRepublic, Kasabian, George Ezra, Snow Patrol, TLC, Moby, Noel Gallagher and Nile Rodgers. Now streaming on US Netflix.

In all honesty, I’d never heard of this series before this particular session, but I love shows like this. I used to love watching MAKING THE VIDEO and the DIARY series on MTV back in the day (I’m in my 30’s, don’t attack me lol). As a lover of music and entertainment, I loved being able to see the behind-the-scenes of it all. How things began as an idea and how that idea was actually put together for an artist. That’s what really fascinated me. Getting to know your favorite artists behind the music. This series reminds me of that. You get to learn a little more about OneRepublic from their own mouths and you also get to watch a few live performances of them on stage.

I highly recommend check out this episode and also going back and watching any others that you can find! Personally, I’m hooked!

 

THE TWOTAKES Premiere Sparkling New Single “Shame”

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Atlanta-based alternative rock band The Twotakes have released a new single, titled “Shame,” out on all digital platforms NOW. Blending retro influences, ranging back to 60’s rock and roll, and modern pop hooks, The Twotakes are a compelling young band; “Shame” is just a crack in their unique shell. The single is sure to captivate new ears with its’ driving guitar tones, glistening vocals, and immeasurable depth. Although rock driven, The Twotakes have the capability of appealing to a mainstream audience through their crisp energy and modern influences.

Based out of Atlanta, GA, The Twotakes are an alternative rock band influenced by music ranging from the 60’s to present day. Finding a balance between alternative rock with pop-riffs and rock ‘n’ roll, our debut album, Submarine Races, brings something new to the music scene while paying tribute to the styles we know and love. Their new single “Shame” is available on all digital platforms NOW.

 

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DUA LIPA Announces New Single “Swan Song” For 20th Century Fox’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

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Global pop singing sensation and 2019 double Grammy nominee Dua Lipa, will co-write and perform a new single, “Swan Song,” for Twentieth Century Fox’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, the epic action-adventure from producers James Cameron and Jon Landau (AVATAR) and director Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY).  The film will be released in the US on February 14.

“From the moment we saw her video for ‘New Rules,’ we knew that Dua Lipa would be the perfect artist to do a song for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL,” commented Producer Jon Landau.  “She has the kick-ass strength, power and attitude in her performances that Alita embodies in the movie.  Jim, Robert and I are thrilled to have her onboard and are confident she will make ‘Swan Song’ the perfect inspiring and empowering anthem for our film.”

Said Lipa, “I am intrigued at both Alita herself, and the amazing team of creators that came together to make this movie possible. I see a little of myself in her, in both her badass spirit and our shared haircut. Alita is all about empowerment and standing up for who you are, which are two things that resonate with me.”

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SYNOPSIS: From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLEANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities.

 

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ZAYN Releases New Album ‘Icarus Falls’

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Good morning, music lovers!

We were blessed with a new album, Icarus Falls, this morning from former One Direction member Zayn Malik and I am not mad at it. The album is double the length of a regular album, which means you get extra songs to listen to this weekend!

Have you listened to the album yet? What are your favorite tracks so far? Let me know in the comments OR you can comment on my IG post HERE.

Here is the track list for Icarus Falls:

  1. Let Me
  2. Natural
  3. Back to Life
  4. Common
  5. Imprint
  6. Stand Still
  7. Tonight
  8. Flight of the Stars
  9. If I Got You
  10. Talk to Me
  11. There You Are
  12. I Don’t Mind
  13. Icarus Interlude
  14. Good Guy
  15. You Wish You Knew
  16. Sour Diesel
  17. Satisfaction
  18. Scripted
  19. Entertainer
  20. All That
  21. Good Years
  22. Fresh Air
  23. Rainberry
  24. Insomnia
  25. No Candle No Light (ft. Nicki Minaj)
  26. Fingers
  27. Too Much (ft. Timbaland)

 

You can listen to the album on Apple Music Preview HERE.