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Carly Rae Jepsen Releases “Julien”

Multi-platinum Grammy, Juno and Polaris Prize nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen releases new song “Julien” today, April 19, via all digital retailers. “Julien” was produced by Kyle Shearer and will be featured on Jepsen’s upcoming album Dedicated, which will be released May 17 on School Boy/Interscope Records. Listen to “Julien” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0a5VJX0_6s

Fans can pre-order Dedicated now and receive an instant download of four songs – “Julien,” “Now That I Found You,”

“No Drug Like Me” and “Party For One.”

Pre-order Dedicated now at carlyraejepsen.lnk.to/Dedicated. A Target CD deluxe version of Dedicated will feature two exclusive tracks. Pre-order the Target cd now at Target stores or online at Target.com.
 

Track listing for Dedicated is:
1. Julien 
2. No Drug Like Me
3. Now That I Found You
4. Want You in My Room
5. Everything He Needs
6. Happy Not Knowing
7. I’ll Be Your Girl
8. Too Much
9. The Sound
10. Automatically in Love
11. Feels Right ft. Electric Guest
12. Right Words Wrong Time
13. Real Love
14. For Sure
15. Party For One

 

Jepsen’s 2015 album E*MO*TION, earned a host of rave reviews with several outlets – including TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, People, Stereogum, Vulture, Complex, and Noisey- declaring it the pop album of 2015. The set featured the platinum selling single “I Really Like You.”  One year later Jepsen released E*MO*TION Side B as a gift to her fans and saw it immediately rise to the iTunes Top 10 . E*MO*TION followed the release of Jepsen’s U.S. debut album Kiss featuring the blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe” which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, has sold over 20 million singles worldwide and is certified Diamond in the United States.  It earned Jepsen 2012 Grammy nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year.  Jepsen released “Party For One” in the fall of 2018 and “Now That I Found You” and “No Drug Like Me” this past February. 

Tickets are on sale now for Jepsen’s U.S. Dedicated Tour.  Complete list of tour dates is below.  Visit www.carlyraemusic.com  to purchase tickets.

 June 27  Anaheim, CA  House of Blues SOLD OUT
June 28  San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
June 29  Reno, NV  Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
July 1  Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
July 3  Denver, CO  Ogden Theatre
July 5  Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
July 6  St. Louis, MO  The Pageant
July 7  Nashville, TN  Ryman Auditorium
July 9  Chicago, IL  The Chicago Theatre  SOLD OUT
July 10  Indianapolis, IN  Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
July 12  Cincinnati, OH  Bogart’s  SOLD OUT
July 13  Detroit, MI  The Fillmore
July 14  Cleveland, OH  House of Blues
July 16  Boston, MA  House of Blues  SOLD OUT
July 17  New York, NY   Hammerstein Ballroom  SOLD OUT
July 18  New York, NY  Hammerstein Ballroom  SOLD OUT
July 20  Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore SOLD OUT
July 21  Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore SOLD OUT
July 23  Raleigh, NC  The Ritz
July 24  Charlotte, NC  The Fillmore
July 26  Miami Beach, FL The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater
July 27  Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues  SOLD OUT
July 28  Atlanta, GA  Tabernacle
July 30  New Orleans, LA The Fillmore
August 1 Dallas, TX  House of Blues SOLD OUT
August 2 Houston, TX  House of Blues
August 3 Austin, TX  ACL Live at the Moody Theater
August 4 San Antonio, TX  The Aztec Theater
August 6 Phoenix, AZ  The Van Buren
August 8 San Diego, CA  Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
August 10 Los Angeles, CA  The Wiltern SOLD OUT
August 11 Los Angeles, CA  The Wiltern

Mat Kerekes Releases Album “Ruby”

Toledo, OH singer-songwriter Mat Kerekes has released his new album Ruby, via Black Cement Records. The album is available digitally HERE and physically HERE starting today.  

Best known as lead vocalist of celebrated alt rock band Citizen, Kerekes presents his softer side and showcases his versatility as a singer-songwriter on his new solo material. Incorporating elements of pop and alternative, Ruby boasts massive choruses, dynamic arrangements, and infectious melodies. 

Kerekes began writing and demoing Ruby at home with no particular goal in mind besides self-expression. However once longtime collaborator Will Yip heard the demos, he asked that Kerekes consider releasing them on his newly formed Elektra Music Group sub-label Black Cement Records. Kerekes tracked most of the instruments himself, and produced and engineered Ruby in a studio that he built with his brother in his garage. 

Since I recorded and produced the album myself, without having anyone talking in my ear, it honestly makes me feel more personally attached to it. It feels like mine,” shared Kerekes. 

Ruby follows 2016’s Luna & The Wilde Blue Everything as Kerekes’ fourth solo album. Kerekes began unveiling songs from the album late last year with the release of title track “Ruby”. In February, he shared the album’s anthemic second single “Diamonds”. Kerekes collaborated with director Johnny Chew on music videos for both tracks, and is expected to release an additional music video for “Hawthorne” in the coming weeks. 

Last month, Kerekes wrapped a headline tour that saw him debut songs from Ruby to sold-out rooms across North America. This evening, he will celebrate the release of the album with a hometown in-store performance at Toledo, OH’s Culture Clash Records. Upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE

Ruby Tracklisting

1. Ruby

2. Young

3. Diamonds

4. Autumn Dress

5. They Appear At Night

6. Hawthorne

7. Welcome To Crystal Cres

8. Spider Silk

9. One For The Wildflowers

10. An Ode

Daydream Masi Drops “Nightlife”

Daydream Masi drops new track, “Nightlife” as part of his new forthcoming project with Interscope Records.

Newcomer and Ohio naJve, Daydream Masi, is increasingly favored for his sensiJve electronic, soul and hip hop-influenced sound. The newest signee to Interscope Records became known for breakout tracks “Marguerite” and “Eucalyptus Tree” which have received 443K and 250K listens, respecJvely on Soundcloud.

In “Nightlight”, Masi croons “But I know that I got you and I know I got some work to do,” over a high- energy variety of beats. Masi conJnues to sing his soulful, emoJonal lyrics, “I’m in hell without you,” with a complex and tropical producJon aiming to be this summer’s passionate, yet energeJc ballad.

He is set forth to release his new project, “Slow Rage”.

Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler “You Were Good To Me”

Today, singers, songwriters and producers Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler team up to release their new single, “you were good to me,” out now via Republic Records. The song also arrives with the video—watch it HERE!
 

LISTEN TO “you were good to me” HERE! 
 
Of “you were good to me,” Chelsea says, “Jeremy and I stayed in a cabin in Connecticut last year where we wrote our song ‘better off.’ That trip inspired some of our best writing, so we decided to go back a year later. ‘you were good to me’ is the first song we wrote up there and showcases, to me at least, how well we bring out the most honest artistry in each other.”
 
Jeremy chimes in, saying, “The cabin was basically a recording studio built in an old carriage house. The walls were lined with vintage guitars, keyboards, drums, and loads of random items that we ended up putting in our song. In between writing sessions, we would hike, watch movies, or just talk about life. The music really represents how we felt at that cabin: inspired, wholesome, and introspective.”
 
Recently finishing his sold out European and UK
 anything, anywhere Tour and her sold out North American Sleeping With Roses II Tour, fans can expect more new music from Jeremy and Chelsea this year.
 
When
 Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler joined forces for “you were good to me,” it was much more than two rising stars combining their natural-born talents; it was two friends sharing their personal conversations (set to music) with the rest of the world. Over the past few years, Zucker has galvanized a dedicated fan base with his early independently-released EPs and continued with his breakout singles “talk is overrated” ft. blackbear in 2017 and “all the kids are depressed” in 2018. He’s continued his upward mobility by outdoing himself with “comethru,” which has reached a staggering 80 million Spotify streams and 35 million video views. Meanwhile, Cutler has become a force, starting with a series of covers on Soundcloud that gave way to her own self-written and self-produced work, like 2017’s “Your Shirt,” which cracked the Spotify charts with over 62 million streams, and her two-part Sleeping With Roses mixtape series in 2018. Both artists have been paving the way in their respective lanes; however, their union was serendipitous, happening in 2016 at a college neither of them attended: The University of Connecticut. Fast forward three years and two signings with Republic Records, there was no better time to make music together. Returning to a cabin in Connecticut where they first collaborated on their duet single “better off,” Zucker and Cutler wrote and recorded “you were good to me,” a reflective piece on lost love.
 

Hit-Boy and SOB X RBE Collaboration

 Multi-platinum, Grammy Award®-winning and chart-topping producer, rapper, singer and songwriter Hit-Boy’s collaboration with SOB X RBE (Strictly Only Brothers X Real Boi Enter­tainment) drops today with the release of FAMILY NOT A GROUP via Def Jam Recordings – listen HERE.
 
FAMILY NOT A GROUP represents the historic union of Southern California’s Hit-Boy and the Bay Area’s SOB X RBE . Their new 20-city headlin­ing U.S. tour, the Strictly Only Brothers Tour (with SOB X RBE affiliate Sneakk, and Peacoat Gang) kicked off in February at the Ill Points Festival in Florida.  It includes both weekends of Coachella (April 14 & 21) and the Sunday climax of the Boston Calling festival (May 26), before wrapping up on the final day of New York’s prestigious Governor’s Ball on June 2.
 
Hit-Boy (aka Chauncey Hollis, Jr.) arrives at Def Jam after more than a decade of success on contemporary music’s front line as a producer with over twenty platinum records, and nearly twenty Hot 100 hits. He received his first Grammy Award® for 2011’s 4x-platinum “N*ggas In Paris” by Jay-Z and Kanye West (Best Rap Song); his most recent Grammy came for Ariana Grande’s global #1 Sweetener of 2018 (Best Pop Vocal Album).  In addition to Grammy nominations for his work with Kendrick Lamar (Good Kid, Maad City) and Beyoncé(Lemonade and her self-titled Beyoncé), Hit-Boy received three 2019 Grammy nominations for his work on Travis Scott’s Astroworld album

Celebrated Bay Area rap group SOB X RBE are opening a new chapter after a meteoric rise in 2018 that saw them tour with Post Malone and 21 Savage, appear alongside Kendrick Lamar on the Black Panther soundtrack, and grace the cover of The FADER’s Summer Music Issue. The new collaborative album with Grammy award-winning producer Hit-Boy marks their second release of what is set to be an even bigger 2019, following the recent release of Yhung T.O.’s On My Momma 2and releases from DaBoii and Slimmy B still to come.

YUNGBLUD Releases “Loner” Acoustic

UK recording artist YUNGBLUD releases the acoustic version of his song “Loner” today. The song is available HERE via Locomotion / Geffen Records.  

The acoustic version was recorded in London with Matt Schwartz who produced YUNGBLUD’s full length debut album, 21 Century Liability.  The original version has over 20 million combined streams.  

“I wanted to just get in the studio with the boys and totally strip it back. This is such an important record for me so I was buzzin to bring it back to something raw.”

Last month YUNGBLUD released Live In Atlanta recorded during his sold-out October 10, 2018 show at Vinyl. The 12-track set kicks off with “21 Century Liability” and includes searing versions of “I Love You, Will You Marry Me,” “Psychotic Kids,” “California” and “Die For The Hype.” 

Next month YUNGBLUD sets out on his 2019 North American tour commencing May 3 at Terminal West in Atlanta and includes a May 15 show at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. The second leg of the headline run will begin in June with a series of West Coast dates, including a night at Los Angeles’ intimate Roxy Theatre (June 19). YUNGBLUD will also play such festivals as Firefly, the Ottawa Blues Festival and Forecastle.

Check out tour dates HERE.

Homecoming

Today, Netflix released Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, which presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision, Homecoming gives a peek into the process and emotional physical sacrifices it took to conceptualize and execute a performance of that magnitude that became a cultural movement. This stand-alone Netflix original is now available globally on Netflix.

As the first black woman to headline Coachella, Homecoming recognizes the African American visionaries who inspired Beyoncé, including HBCU alums Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, activist Marian Wright Edelman, and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, in addition to cultural luminaries such as Nina Simone, Maya Angelou, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Audre Lorde. Beyoncé’s personal knowledge of the relevance and celebration of HBCUs started with her father, Mathew Knowles, an alumnus of Fisk University.

Shot over eight months, the film follows the global entertainer as she returns to the stage after the birth of her twins, highlighting the comprehensive preparation involved in creating her groundbreaking performance, which included four months of band rehearsals followed by four months of dance rehearsals with over 150 musicians, dancers, and other creatives, — all of whom were hand-picked by the artist herself.

In juggling dual roles as both the director of her live performance and the film that captured the process of making it, Beyoncé says, “It was one of the hardest jobs I have taken on but I knew that I had to push myself and my team to go beyond great to legendary. We knew nothing like this was ever done on a festival level before and it needed to be iconic beyond compare. The performance was an homage to an important part of African American culture. It had to be true to those who know and entertaining and enlightening to those who needed to learn. In making the film and re-telling the story, the purpose remained the same.”

Many in the cast; band, singers, dancers and steppers are former HBCU students, immersed in the HBCU marching band tradition. They joined Beyoncé’s own group of performers, some who have toured with her for years. Viewers not only get to see the intense dance rehearsals and talent of these amazing artists, but hear their personal journey from HBCU student to artist and the lifelong impact that comes with performing alongside Beyoncé in this historic concert.

“So many people who are culturally aware and intellectually sound are graduates from historically black colleges and universities, including my father,” she says in the film. “There is something incredibly important about the HBCU experience that must be celebrated and protected.”

As a treat to her fans, the film also includes, in the end credits, her remake of “Before I Let Go” by Frankie Beverly and Maze, a 1981 R&B classic that’s commonly performed at HBCU games. The single will be available on the film’s soundtrack, Homecoming: The Live Album, available today from Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. smarturl.it/BH9102

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé was directed and produced by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Longtime collaborator Ed Burke served as co-director. Steve Pamon and Erinn Williams are executive producers.

Set List

“Crazy In Love”

“Freedom”

“Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing”

“Formation”

“Sorry”/”Me, Myself and I”

“Kitty Kat”

“Bow Down”

“I Been On”

“Drunk In Love”

“Diva”

“Flawless” (Remix)

“Feeling Myself”

“Top Off”

“7/11”

“Don’t Hurt Yourself”

“I Care”

“Partition”

“Yoncé”

“Mi Gente (Remix)”

“Mine”

“Baby Boy”

“You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)”

“Hold Up”

“Countdown”

“Check On It”

“Déjà Vu”(featuring JAY-Z)

“Run the World (Girls)”

“Lose My Breath” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Say My Name” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Soldier” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Get Me Bodied” (With Solange Knowles dancing)

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”

“Love On Top”

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About Parkwood Entertainment

Parkwood Entertainment is an entertainment and management company founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé in 2010. With headquarters in New York City the company houses departments in music and video production, management, marketing, digital, creative, philanthropy, fashion, publicity and a record label. Under its original name, Parkwood Pictures, in 2008, the company released the film Cadillac Records (2008), in which Beyoncé starred and co-produced. The company also released the film, Obsessed (2009), with Beyoncé as star and executive producer. Parkwood Entertainment produced The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (2013-2014) and The Formation World Tour (2016), and co-produced the ON THE RUN TOUR (2014) and ON THE RUN II (2018).

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Beyoncé’s Homecoming

Writers: Vaughn Lowery, Tara McDonough, Stella Iman Dugall

Every once in a while pop culture encounters a rip in its continuum. The latest breach comes from one of the most effervescent entertainers of all time, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter, as the first Black female to headline one of the most prolific festivals since the iconic Woodstock. Introspective yet intimate, Homecoming is positioned to be one of the most immersive concert series in the history of music and streaming services. Beyoncé, the Director and Executive Producer of the film, creates a visually captivating story from the beginning to end. The documentary answers a plethora of questions, at which the infamous Beyhive has had about the historical moment.

With intermittent quick cuts of her family before, during and after the epic performance, Beyoncé gives herself permission to exhibit her vulnerability. After all, she planned to take the stage at Coachella in 2017 before she was pregnant with her twins. The tour was postponed and we fast forward to ‘Mrs. Carter’ having to deal with the aftermath of a complicated pregnancy, which ultimately ends in a c-section. Similar to friend, and professional tennis superstar, Serena Williams, Beyoncé bounced back harder than ever after her tough pregnancy. Throughout the piece she digs deep and pummels through some of the most difficult days she has ever encountered. She even speaks to her weighing 218 lbs and how she was only able to zip her costume up after months of hard work alongside of a dedicated clean/raw food diet – no meats, carbs, sugars. The director of photography expertly captured an extremely intimate and vulnerable side to the strong and flawless Queen Bey.

Inspiration

Having family members as graduates of some of the prominent HBCU (historically black colleges and universities), Beyoncé was able to tap into the most celebrated moments of their collegiate life. Her full show not only highlighted the history of these schools but also their social networks and fraternal organizations; transforming the stage into one of the most dynamic Black Southern spaces of cultural legacy and pride. Much of it was enunciated with their boot dancing, a traditional dance style for HBCU called J-Setting, in between transitions. These dance formations visually anchored the performance. Contortionists contributed an urban Cirque du Soleil vibe to the display which can be more accurately described as an infused gumbo of Chicago (the musical), Moulin Rouge! and the Off-Broadway play Stomp. To date, the pyramid stage has been persevered onsite at this year’s Coachella as an art installation.

A group of 200 people shared the stage with Queen Bey including Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Solange Knowles. The expansive crew that Beyonce worked and practiced with for 8 months is featured in the documentary, as each individual had their own part in making the event a success. The dancing in her set is not technical, but emotional. The crowd, as well as audiences watching the documentary at home, are meant to feel something from just the way Beyoncé and her dancers, who she handpicked herself, move with each other. The concert experience not only exhibits the immense talent of HBCU musicians but works towards using this heightened exposure to aid these institutions that have been struggling with little resources and grants since their establishment.

After the the release of Homecoming, Netflix will more than likely notice a spike in downloads/subscriptions; Beyonce will notice an increase in her fan base and HBCU enrollment rates will most likely skyrocket. Overall, most audience members will be thrashed into a world of black honor, history and preservation. While the Pew Report notes that there is a varying “black/white digital divide” concerning internet usage, (87% whites, 80% blacks), there is little divide when it comes to mobile platforms. The growth of black presence in media, such as on social media, in streaming services and more, will only continue due to the imminent success of Beyoncé’s partnership with Netflix. Her myriad of success as a dominant Black woman breaks down barriers in the same way Jordan Peele has done for young Black filmmakers across the diaspora. This will become one of the most treasured pieces of mass media and should offer encouragement to both women and minorities to bust through the glass ceiling on all fronts especially digitization and technology.

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Illustrator: Alejandra Villagra

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10 Artists You Need To Know: Suzi Wu

You made it. You survived all the transportation nightmares, fashion crises and weather scares that accompany just about every major music festival, and now you’re scoping out the grounds with your friends, ready to absorb hour after hour of epic live performances.

The hard part is over, right? Wrong. You paid a boatload of cash to attend Coachella or Bonnaroo or Woodstock 50, but hours of your day can be wasted wandering from stage to stage if you don’t know which undercard bands and artists are actually worth your time.

Suzi Wu

From: London

Formed in: 2017

Signed to: Def Jam Records

Listen if you love: Halsey, Lorde, Charli XCX

See her at: Governor’s Ball (May 31-June 2, Randall’s Island Park, New York)

“I’m too scared to live, too stoned to die,” sings Suzi Wu, a daring U.K. newcomer who merges classic British punk attitudes with gloomy modern soundscapes — imagine if Joe Strummer was a 20-year-old woman writing about how the world sucks as she blasts skittering hip-hop beats from her basement. Wu’s new EP, Error 404, was just released last month, and it’s a striking follow-up to her brash introduction, 2017’s Teenage Witch EP, which scored the stone-faced singer a deal with Def Jam Records and earned her a heap of buzz in pop circles. Find her on Randall’s Island this year.

Jake Miller “Based On A True Story”

JAKE MILLER’S EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY. AVAILABLE NOW

EP SKYROCKETS TO TOP 3 OF ITUNES POP ALBUMS CHART

WAIT FOR YOU” DEBUTS ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 40 CHART

Singer, songwriter, and producer Jake Miller‘s highly anticipated EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY. is available everywhere now via RED MUSIC. The 6-song EP, which is written and produced by Miller, debuted on 17 international New Music Friday playlists and skyrocketed to the Top 3 of iTunes’ Pop Albums Chart upon release off the strength of lead hit single “WAIT FOR YOU,” which debuted on this week’s Billboard‘s Top 40 chart and has clocked 6 million U.S. streams to date. CLICK HERE to listen to BASED ON A TRUE STORY. available now on all digital service providers.

“These are by far my 6 favorite songs I’ve ever made,” says Jake of his new EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY. “I hope you laugh, smile, dance, and cry to these songs. I poured my heart into every lyric and every beat and I couldn’t be more proud. My artistry has evolved tremendously but I’m still learning and growing every day. I can’t wait for you guys to hear what I’ve spent the last 6 months creating.”

In support of his new EP, Jake today releases a bundle that includes a physical and digital download of BASED ON A TRUE STORY. with an exclusive t-shirt and pin set. In addition, Miller recently launched a new set of “NIKES”-themed merchandise that includes robust hoodies, long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirts, totes, and shoelaces. Fans can purchase the EP bundle and new merchandise via Jake’s official Sony Thread Shop web store at shop.jakemiller.com/store.

Jake recently announced his spring headlining ‘WAIT FOR YOU’ Tour that kicks off on April 11 in Las Vegas and will hit 21 cities across the U.S. including major markets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Nashville. The tour will include support from special guests Logan Henderson and Just Seconds Apart. Prior to hitting the road, Jake will play iHeartRadio’s Blossom Bash alongside Meghan Trainor and MAX in Washington, D.C. on April 5th as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Tickets for all shows are available online HERE.

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

April 5 – Washington, D.C. – The Anthem

April 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at the Hard Rock*

April 12 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red*

April 13 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock*

April 16 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar*

April 17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room*

April 19 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room*

April 23 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan*

April 25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia*

April 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents*

April 27 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club*

April 28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*

April 30 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*

May 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater*

May 3 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall*

May 4 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch*

May 5 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop*

May 7 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fine Line Music Café*

May 11 – Tacoma, WA – Alma Mater*

May 12 – Portland, OR – The Hawthorne Theatre*     

May 14 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish*

May 17 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre*

*Logan Henderson and Just Seconds Apart will support entire Wait For You Tour

 

ABOUT JAKE MILLER

When an artist controls his destiny, he builds a lasting legacy.

Critically acclaimed Miami-raised and Los Angeles-based pop singer, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jake Miller takes matters into his own hands. Not only does he craft all of his beats and pen lyrics, but he also plays guitar and piano. This artisan approach adds a tactile touch and heartfelt honesty to pop augmented by funked-out swagger and soulful style. That sound not only pushed his cumulative plays past the 200-million-mark, but also caused the likes of USA Today to predict, “Miller seems to be on the precipice of the next level of fame. Now, the multi-talented rising star stands poised to reach those heights on his 2019 debut EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY.for RED MUSIC, and he personally built the foundation to do so.

“I feel like I’ve been working towards this for the past two years,” he explains. “Everything in my life changed-from relationships to business. I became happy when I realized I could produce my own material, be independent, and do all of this by myself. For the first time, it really felt like me.”

Since his emergence, Miller has quietly and diligently worked towards such artistic freedom. In 2015, he earned a breakthrough with “First Flight Home,” which moved over 100,000 digital singles. That same year, his Overnight EP yielded the fan favorite title track, which co-starred Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles in its sexy video. On this steady rise, he attracted a diehard following known as “the Millertary” and comprising 1 million Instagram followers, 600K Twitter followers, and 1.1 million Facebook “likes” and counting.  He shared the stage with everyone from Ariana Grande to Shawn Mendes, and he garnered the endorsement of People Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Billboard, Just Jared, and more. Entertainment Weekly proclaimed him among “9 Artists to Hear Now” and Live Nation pegged him on its Ones To Watch. Going independent in 2017, he taught himself how to produce and make beats, leading to a pair of full-length releases2:00AM IN L.A. and Silver Lining–buoyed by hits such as “Can’t Help Myself” and “The Girl That’s Underneath” [feat. Jabbar Hakeem].

In the making of those albums, he found his creative compass.

“When I started out, I would go to sessions and work with other producers,” he says. “However, I took all of 2017 and dedicated myself to learning how to produce. I went to Guitar Center and bought thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment that I didn’t know how to use like a grand piano and a saxophone. Then, I stayed in my apartment and watched thousands of hours of YouTube tutorials. I wanted to download as much info into my brain as possible, so I didn’t need anybody else going forward. That set the stage for me.”

Signed to RED MUSIC in the midst of a stacked headline tour, he dove into making more music. Miller turned the first page of this new chapter with the 2018 single “WAIT FOR YOU.” Merging eighties-esque synth bass and expansive melodies, it clocked over 1 million global streams in under two months.

The 2019 follow-up single “NIKES” illuminates another side of the artist. Backed by rich production, thick bass, and hummable guitar courtesy of Miller, it paints a nostalgic, yet personal picture of a broken relationship with lines like, “I still got your Nikes laying in my closet right there in the corner teasing in me…All they do is bring back memories.”

“I had gotten out of an eight-year relationship, and I realized that I had a pair of shoes sitting in my corner that weren’t mine,” he recalls. “It’s basically reminiscing on what we had. It’s emotional about the past, but it makes you think about the future. My favorite songs can hype you up and cause you to get emotional too.”

His forthcoming six-song EP entitled BASED ON A TRUE STORY. thrives on that dynamic diversity, hinging on an upbeat funky strut throughout and incorporating everything from live choir to horn sections. It showcases the scope of his sound.

In the end, Miller has just begun building his legacy.

“When you think of me as a person and an artist, I hope it inspires you to take life by the horns,” he leaves off. “If you want something, just go after it. No one is going to work as hard for you as you are. I want my story and music to inspire you to keep going towards being the best at whatever you want to be.”

Jake Miller’s BASED ON A TRUE STORY EP is available everywhere now.  

 

BASED ON A TRUE STORY. EP Tracklist:

  1. SKINNYDIP
  2. NIKES
  3. WAIT FOR YOU
  4. LONDON LIGHTS
  5. NOBODY ELSE
  6. WHAT IF YOU FELL IN LOVE?

 

Listen to BASED ON A TRUE STORY. On:

Spotify

Apple Music

iTunes

Amazon Music

TIDAL

Watch “WAIT FOR YOU” On:

YouTube

Listen to “WAIT FOR YOU” On:

Spotify

Apple Music

Amazon Music

YouTube

Follow Jake Miller On:

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