GABRIELLE APLIN Releases Beautiful Video For New Single ‘Nothing Really Matters’

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‘NOTHING REALLY MATTERS’
VIDEO RELEASED
WATCH HERE

PLAYING SUMMER FESTIVALS
GLASTONBURY, BOARDMASTERS, ONBLACKHEATH

Gabrielle Aplin has released the beautiful video for her new single ‘Nothing Really Matters’.

The enchanting video is an artistic representation of the varying degrees of mental state that come with self-acceptance.

Regarding the video Gabrielle says, “It was really great to work with director Joe Connor again. I wanted to make something that represented the different mind-sets and feelings involved with letting go, or opening up and taking a risk. Reflecting the anxiety, excitement, confidence, restlessness and hesitance. Joe drew inspiration from the single artwork as a starting point to create a video that felt like a series of still lifes and photographic portraiture brought to life with the dancers, dressed in padlocks and keys to symbolize unlocking and opening up.”

‘Nothing Really Matters’ features gleaming glacial production from Lostboy (Mabel, Anne-Marie, Liam Payne) and finds Gabrielle celebrating positivity and self-love.

Explaining the single Gabrielle says, “‘Nothing Really Matters’ is about the battle between the excitement of wanting to open up, and the fear of opening up. I was having one of those days where I questioned the validity and importance of everything around me, and how much time, energy and thought I gave to things that really, didn’t matter. It’s about focusing on what’s really important to you.

“I wanted to push myself vocally, challenge the way I think about structure in a song, experiment with how I say what I need to say lyrically, whilst still focusing on what it is that makes me the artist I am. This song has really pushed me and surprised me and I’m so excited to release it into the world!”

‘Nothing Really Matters’ follows the release of ‘My Mistake’ late last year, which saw Gabrielle strip back on production and bare her soul on the searingly honest and beautiful piano ballad.

The songs are taken from her forthcoming third album, due for release later this year through AWAL. The major global deal is a new partnership between AWAL and Gabrielle’s own successful label Never Fade Records.

The wonderful diversity of Gabrielle Aplin as both a pop star and songwriter are displayed in the new songs. Whether she is singing a stripped back piano ballad or a huge pop song, her lyrical content and emotive vocal delivery remain at the forefront of her music.

The singles mark an exciting new chapter for Gabrielle Aplin as she is set to release her brand new album, which features some of her most personal lyrical moments alongside a breadth of music and influences not yet heard from her before.

Fans will be able to get the first taste of her new music live at summer festivals this year. Gabrielle Aplin has been announced to perform at Glastonbury Festival on the Acoustic Stage as well as Boardmasters Festival and OnBlackheath. She has more live dates to be announced soon.

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FURTHER INFORMATION ON GABRIELLE APLIN
From originally establishing herself as a teenage internet sensation, posting covers to YouTube, Gabrielle Aplin has ridden a whirlwind career of success. She topped the UK charts with her incredible cover of ‘The Power Of Love’ in 2012, and saw her 2013 debut album English Rain certified gold. That album featured the Top 10 hits ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’, ‘Home’, ‘Salvation’ and ‘Panic Cord’.

With extensive international touring, Aplin racked up a further three No.1s worldwide and released her second album Light Up The Dark in 2015 to huge acclaim worldwide. In 2016 she released the Miss You EP, which has clocked up over 60 million streams across Spotify and Apple Music.

In 2017, following a sold out tour in the US and six sold out shows in Japan, Gabrielle released the Avalon EP, which again racked up millions of streams and spawned the jubilant single ‘Waking Up Slow’. The single was featured as Radio 1’s ‘Record Of The Week’ and voted one of the best pop songs of 2017. She also headlined the BBC Music Stage at Latitude Festival in the summer.

Death Team’s MAYKA Releases Debut Single ‘Rich’

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‘RICH’
DEBUT SINGLE OUT NOW
VIA WARNER MUSIC

LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD

FIRST SOLO RELEASE FROM THE SINGER OF ELECTRO POP DUO
DEATH TEAM

Swedish producer and singer MAYKA has today released her debut single ‘Rich’ through Warner Music.

Opening with sultry future bass before breaking into a huge anthemic pop chorus, ‘Rich’ finds MAYKA celebrating the true finer things in life including love, relationships and friendships while casting away materialistic ideologies. The single is produced by LIOHN who also was behind Axwell & Ingrosso’s smash hits ‘More Than You Know’ and ‘Renegade’.

Regarding the single MAYKA says, “From the beginning ‘Rich’ was about a relationship scenario – I pictured hanging with someone who’s just showing off, bragging and being fake. But lately the song feels more like a message from my subconscious to myself – that I’m the one who should stop aiming for superficial goals like money and success. Either way it’s about being more real and authentic, focusing on the joy of living, sharing and creating instead of chasing highs and trying to be something you’re not. Soundwise I think it feels like a perfect mix between MGMT, Lorde and Britney Spears. But with a little nice bass, hip-hop and trap stuff going on.”

The single marks the first release of the solo project from Mayka Edd, one half of the acclaimed electro-pop-rap duo Death Team, who have gained high profile support from the likes of Charli XCX, The Guardian, Noisey, SPIN Magazine, DIY among many others over a string of fantastic singles.

Before Death Team, Mayka first rose to prominence in dance music as a DJ and producer playing at parties across the US and Asia, while also running her own show on Swedish Radio P3.

She became obsessively dedicated to learning everything she possibly could about production, mixing and DJing, but being a female in the male-dominated electronic music scene meant that she was all too often considered to be a novelty rather than an artist who deserved equal respect. Rather than break in the face of adversity, Mayka resolved to battle back against a culture ruled by mansplaining DJs.

Now as a solo artist she hopes to inspire a new wave of young female talent to pursue their own passion projects in the arts and beyond. The essence of her message is simple:

Follow your dreams, don’t be afraid to fail, be who you want to be, and carve out your own place in society.

Nahko Announces New Acoustic EP ‘Hamakua’

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ANNOUNCES NEW ACOUSTIC EP
HAMAKUA
OUT 13TH APRIL
LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK HERE


AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH

NAHKO & TREVOR HALL
LONDON, GLASTONBURY, COPENHAGEN & LEEDS
**SOLD OUT**
PLUS VENUE UPGRADES

Following the release of his critically acclaimed album My Name Is Bear last year, Nahko has announced he will release a new three track EP, Hamakua, on April 13th.

Hamakua’ is the third single to be taken from My Name Is Bear and is joined on the EP by brand new acoustic versions of the singles ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Be Here Now’, shedding a more intimate and touching light on these tracks which trace his formative years as an artist, and give a flavour of the forthcoming European acoustic tour.

A hugely accomplished pianist and guitarist, the shows will bring a different interpretation to both his new solo work and his catalogue with Medicine For The People.

After selling out London, Glastonbury and Leeds, an extra matinee show was added in Glastonbury and venues were upgraded to higher capacities in Copenhagen and Stockholm. With huge demand, the matinee show has now sold out, as has the upgraded date in Copenhagen.

UK/EUROPEAN TOUR APRIL 2018

18th – Whelans, Dublin
19th – Phoenix, Exeter
20th – Belgrave, Leeds **SOLD OUT**
21st – Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury (Matinee) **SOLD OUT**
21st – Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury **SOLD OUT**
23rd – Omeara, London **SOLD OUT**
24th – Komedia, Brighton
25th – Nalen, Stockholm *VENUE UPGRADED*
26th – Kuudes Linja, Helsinki
28th – Parkteatret – Oslo
29th – Vega, Copenhagen **SOLD OUT**

Tickets are available here: myticket.co.uk/artists/nahko-trevorhall

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Shawn Mendes Drops Two New Singles Ahead Of New Album

Shawn Mendes dropped two new singles this week in preparation for his forthcoming album. “In My Blood” was released at midnight on March 22 and “Lost In Japan” was released at midnight this morning. The internet has lost its chill, ladies and gentlemen.

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“In My Blood” is the first single from Mendes’ upcoming third album. The singer/songwriter’s last LP, Illuminate, came out in September of 2016. It debuted at Number One.

On a personal level, I don’t think I’ve ever related to a song as much as I do with “In My Blood.”  In the clip below, Shawn discusses the song with Zane Lowe (full interview will be up on Apple Music soon) and says that despite the song sounding sad, he’s actually ok. I think a common misconception regarding people who experience anxiety is that they’re not ok. That they’re always reclusive and in this state of sadness. I’m sure some do experience it in that way, but not everyone is in a constant state of anxiety. I appreciate the fact that Shawn wrote a song about that sort of battle with feeling anxious and like things can’t get better, but that it’s not in his blood to just give up.

I’m not sure when I started experiencing anxiety, but I was triggered when my grandparents passed away within 5 months of each other. Within the next two years, I lost my Abuela (my last remaining grandparent), my golden retriever and my father. Anxiety does something to you that is hard to explain to someone who is unaware of what it feels like. I’ve had friends disappear because they can’t understand why I don’t want to be with a large group of people I don’t know. I’ve had friends not invite me to baby showers and birthday get-togethers because they assume I’ll decline the invite. What they don’t understand is that I don’t always feel like that, but when I feel unappreciated and unloved by those that I care about, it puts me back in that anxious mood. Anxiety is a tricky thing to manage. It’s important to listen to those around you. Don’t dismiss their feelings just because you don’t understand them. Listen to them. Try and learn ways that help them through whatever it is they’re going through rather than telling them to just get over it. That doesn’t help.

“In My Blood” encompasses those feelings with a sound that is very Shawn Mendes/Kings of Leon and it’s absolutely fantastic. Not to mention the fact that he’s been working with Ryan Tedder, Teddy Geiger and other legends on the new album. Here’s a note that Shawn posted on his social media prior to the release of the new track:

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You can check out the track on Apple Music and anywhere else you stream music. Let me know what you think. Do you relate to the song as well?

Shawn Mendes Official Channels:

Official Site | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

 

 

BRENT COBB Announces New Album ‘Providence Canyon’ Out May 11th

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NEW ALBUM
PROVIDENCE CANYON
OUT MAY 11TH

NEW SINGLE
‘KING OF ALABAMA’
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

US HEADLINE TOUR & DATES WITH CHRIS STAPLETON THIS SUMMER

Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and performer Brent Cobb will release his highly anticipated new album, Providence Canyon, on May 11th via Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records.

Recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the album features eleven songs including the new single ‘King of Alabama’. Each digital pre-order comes with an immediate download of ‘King of Alabama’ as well as ‘Ain’t A Road Too Long’, which was released last year.

In celebration of the album, is currently on an extensive US tour before joining Chris Stapleton on his ‘All-American Road Show’ in June, which includes dates at L.A.’s The Forum, Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Brent made his live debut in the UK last year, which saw him sell out shows in London and Manchester and stun crowds at both The Great Escape and Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. He’ll be returning to the UK for more dates to be announced soon to wow crowds with his wit, charming tales of the Deep South and heart-rending performances.

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Photo credit: Don Van Cleave

 

The new album and tour follow a breakthrough few years for Cobb, who was nominated for Best Americana Album at the 60th GRAMMY Awards for his major label debut, Shine On Rainy Day.

Released in 2016 to overwhelming acclaim, Uncut said of the album, “the work of a man who’s finally found his calling”, while Mojo said, “It would be a true tragedy if we had to wait another decade for more of his intimate, timeless music.”

Since the album’s release, Cobb has been nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2017 Americana Honors & Awards and made his television debut on CONAN.

Cobb was born in Americus, Georgia, about an hour east of Columbus, in the rural south-central part of the state. In addition to his work as an artist, Cobb is widely respected as a songwriter garnering cuts by Lee Ann Womack, Luke Bryan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and more.

 

Brent Cobb Official Channels:

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

New Music: Saint Raymond’s new EP ‘A Light That Blinds’ | @Callum_SR #music #newmusic

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Hey there, music lovers!

I had the pleasure of listening to Saint Raymond’s EP before its release and became an instant fan. It was released on Friday, November 17 and I’m happy to be able to share it with you now!

The A Light That Blinds EP follows from the release of the acclaimed Nottingham singer’s Top 10 debut album Young Blood in 2015.

You can listen to A Light That Blinds EP here – Spotify

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The singles have been receiving great support from Radio 1, with Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens particularly big fans at the station. He has previously been ‘Hottest Record In The World’ and completed a Maida Vale session for Radio 1 too.

Saint Raymond has received great praise from the broadsheets and indie tastemakers. His feel-good indie anthems have captivated arenas and he’s also played with the likes of HAIM, Jake Bugg and Ed Sheeran.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

 

Dan Owen releases video for new single ‘Hideaway’ | @danowenmusic

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DAN OWEN

‘HIDEAWAY’
VIDEO REVEALED

WATCH HERE

RADIO 2 PLAYS FROM
DERMOT O’LEARY, ZOE BALL AND JO WHILEY
VIRGIN RADIO ‘RECORD OF THE WEEK’

Dan Owen has released the video for his brand new single ‘Hideaway’, out now through Atlantic Records.

The video sees Dan playing one half of an escaping couple, running from attackers through a menacing English countryside setting as they are caught up in an intense car chase and terrorised by snarling attack dogs.

‘Hideaway’ enlists huge blues riffs which bolster the mighty soulful tones of Dan’s jaw-dropping vocal abilities. The song is achieving widespread exposure with plays at Radio 2 from Dermot O’Leary, Zoe Ball and Joe Whiely, while it has also been featured as Virgin Radio’s recent ‘Record Of The Week’ and soundtracks the Boots No.7 televised and online advert.

Dan has gained critical acclaim across the world following his debut release on Atlantic Records with ‘Moonlight’ earlier this year. He has become a big live draw across the UK and Europe and has just completed a 16-date sold out headline tour, including a headline show at London’s OMEARA last night. He’s also played a number of high profile festivals this summer including Latitude and Barn On The Farm among many others.

With the release of ‘Hideaway’ we find the Shrewsbury singer at his most bold and determined yet, delivering an impressive statement as one of the most exciting new voices in the UK today. His debut album will be released next year.

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ACCLAIM FOR DAN OWEN

“One of the UK’s most promising new voices”
Metro

“Dan Owen has a voice quite beyond his years, is a versatile guitarist and an electrifying live act as well”
The Independent

“Dan Owen has the voice from a soul who has lived a million years and experienced every element of life in its fullest”
TMRW

“Unflinching soulful ballad”
Shortlist

“Owen possesses one of the most arresting singing voices we’ve heard in a long time.”
Acoustic Magazine

“Dan straddles swooning soul and throaty blues”
Blues & Soul  

Singer-songwriter with a soaring high altitude voice”
Fred Perry Subculture

YouTube star Hannah Trigwell releases new single ‘Nobody’ | @HannahTrigwell

YOUTUBE SENSATION
HANNAH TRIGWELL
RELEASES NEW SINGLE

‘NOBODY’

SOUNDCLOUD / SPOTIFY

UK HEADLINE TOUR SOLD OUT!
IN SUPPORT OF UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM RED

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Hannah Trigwell has released her stunning new single ‘Nobody’, which is taken from her highly anticipated debut album RED, coming early 2018.

Hannah explains that the song is about “an internal battle to believe in yourself”. It’s a beautiful, euphoric pop anthem and Hannah’s voice glistens throughout.

One of the most successful independent artists online, Hannah Trigwell has made a huge impression worldwide with her own YouTube channel. With over 500,000 subscribers on the platform alone and millions of views across her videos, Hannah has already secured a string of top ten international singles, including Number Ones in Laos and Vietnam.

Her UK album preview tour has just ended and was a roaring success, all dates were sold-out and the reaction to her new material from the upcoming album RED was incredible.

The Leeds singer-songwriter began her career at just 17-years-old, starting out busking on the streets of her hometown. Now, in her early twenties and a global artist who has toured around the world, she is supported by BBC Introducing and was crowned the ‘Best Unsigned Artist’ award in the Online Music Awards.

Hannah’s exciting rise, as a truly independent phenomenon, is set to continue with more new music and live performances coming throughout 2018.

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

ARTIST TO WATCH: RAY BOUDREAUX

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Hey there!!

So I have another suggestion for new music!!  If you’re a fan of The Voice (team Blake), you might have heard the name Ray Boudreaux.  If you’re not, and you haven’t…you should!!

Ray is a Louisiana native and has an incredibly soulful voice.  A true talent, in my opinion.  I always find it refreshing to come across an artist who is all about the music, and this one is no exception.

Please check him out and get ready to buy his single, “Even If I Tried” once it’s released! I’ve attached a YouTube video of him singing the song live, so enjoy it!

 

You can find Ray at the links below:

facebook.com/RayBoudreauxOfficial
twitter.com/rayboudreaux
instagram.com/rayboudreaux