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Amber Mark Releases Inspirational New Single – Her First New Original Release in Over A Year

After releasing a slew of covers last year as part of a “Covered-19 series in response to the covid-19 pandemic and strict lock downs in New York City, and collaborating on this year’s banging single “Heat” with Paul Woolford and written by Celeste, singer/songwriter and producer Amber Mark has released her first new single in […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Racquel Jones’ New Album ‘IgnoRANT’ Is A Barrage of Perfectly Calibrated Word Play and Blunt Honesty

Constructing an album that seems to take sudden U-turns, before finding an ebb and flow, musician Racquel Jones steps into the role of the all powerful Creator, the Artist penning spitfire lyrics and stringing together a world caught in a delightful dissonance of her own making. ‘IgnoRANT,’ released via Magnetic Moon Records, is the latest […]

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LION BABE pays homage to “Frida Kahlo” in joyful new track and vibrant video

LION BABE drops a bubbly new track titled “Frida Kahlo,” in honor of the influential artist’s spirit that so authentically nurtured her pain and creativity. The new song is full of those bright and vibrant summer vibes, but to the core, LION BABE ultimately honors Frida Kahlo. “It is a celebration of her fearless authenticity.” […]

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Little Simz
Little Simz shares a stunning new video for her anthemic rallying cry of a single “Introvert”

Little Simz has revealed the lead single “Introvert” from her upcoming album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert in the form of a sprawling and enthralling video directed by Salomon Ligthelm of PRETTYBIRD. An anthem, defiant rallying cry, and a raw evocation of what it means to be a black woman living in the cross-hairs of […]

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Ayoni Shares Powerful New Single Written at the End of a Tumultuous Year

After thousands died due to the Covid-19 virus last year and political unrest over the presidential elections, 21-year-old, California based, musician Ayoni shares a new song that expresses the broken parts of our society and those who might consider themselves a “patriot.” Slow and with a rumbling melody that gets stronger as the song progresses, […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Body Language
Premiere: Body Language are all futuristic-glam in video for “Start It Up”

Brooklyn avant-garde pop act Body Language have shared a mesmerizing new video for their anthemic song “Start It Up.” Comprised of Angelica Bess, Grant Wheeler, Matt Young and Ian Chang, the band has a penchant for experimenting with futuristic-tinged blends of soul and R&B. The song, off their recent album Travel Guide, takes that futurism […]

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Vagabon and Courtney Barnett team up to cover a songwriter’s favorite: “Reason to Believe”

Dusting off the classic folk ballad “Reason to Believe,” Vagabon and Courtney Barnett lay down a doll drum version that is even more somber than Tim Hardin’s original. Vagabon’s Lætitia Tamko noted she was inspired by another cover of the song from folk/blues singer Karen Dalton — a version that is a soft, lush waterfall […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
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All Black Queens to the Front: Rap Alongside Sampa the Great and Junglepussy by Entering “Time’s Up” Remix Competition

The world is finally ready for Sampa the Great. The Zambian rapper, raised in Botswana and currently based in Australia, represents the electric underground rap scene, always sure to incorporate elements of herself—from her lyrics to Afro-centric instrumentation in a track’s production. Her fierce flow has been matched recently by Krown and Junglepussy, on “Time’s […]

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Open Mike Eagle Drops New Jazz Infused Single and Announces New Album

L.A. based artist Open Mike Eagle‘s new single “Bucciarati” is a fantastic interpretation of rap, hip hop, Jazz and electro, melting all four genres into a hot, molten liquid that slowly engulfs its listener in a warm, shapeshifting pool of sound. “Bucciarati” is one of three singles out now; all three set to be on […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Arlo Parks meditates on pain and its eventual passing in her newest single “Hurt”

Tapping into a stoic mantra, young artist Arlo Parks meditates on pain and its eventual passing in her newest single, “Hurt.” “Hurt” is about the sting of unpleasant experiences, but also about healing — exploring the notion that feeling pain in the first place means the bad experience has already happened, so eventually this too […]

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Patricia Sanchez |