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Maggie rogers, 360 MAGAZINE

MAGGIE ROGERS – NEW TRACK

Today, Maggie Rogers shared the new track “Love You For A Long Time,” a love song for her fans. It’s a joyous reflection from Rogers, honoring the astonishing journey she and her followers have shared since the release of her full-length Capitol Records debut, Heard It In A Past Life, which has sold more than 600,000 adjusted albums to date. The song celebrates this monumental chapter of Rogers’ career – which culminated with a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist earlier this week – while simultaneously turning the page and preparing for what comes next. She penned the heartfelt lyrics and wrote the music with Doc McKinney and Michael Sonier. Ricky Reed and Nate Mercereau produced the track. Download / stream “Love You For A Long Time” HERE.

Says Rogers, “I actually wrote most of ‘Love You For A Long Time’ the day before I wrote ‘Light On.’” Those last days of finishing Heard It In A Past Life were such vivid and vital creative moments for me. I was dreaming up a future – for my music, for my life – and the possibilities felt endless. For various reasons, but mostly scheduling, the song was left unfinished and unrecorded, but it always stuck with me and I’ve found its melody weaving in and out of my brain for the last year and a half. Since then, a lot has changed in my life, but one of the biggest changes has been my relationship with my band. I’ve been playing with most of my band for about three years now and over the course of touring this record we’ve become real adopted family. As we set out on our biggest tour yet this fall, I wanted to bring new work to our stage and give this song I love so much an arrangement that showcased the deep personal and creative bonds I’ve formed with these special people in my life. So I wrote a bridge, finished the song, and recorded it in LA in August. I produced it with my trusted friend and collaborator Ricky Reed, with some arrangement help from the brilliant Nate Mercereau on bass and guitar. It’s a song about love in all its forms — romantic love, the love I feel for my friends, the love I feel for my band, and the love I’ve shared with all of you. I wanted it to sound like the last days of summer. I wanted it to sound as wild and alive as new love feels.” 

Rogers recently wrapped her sold-out headline 2019 tour, which included two consecutive nights at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, DC’s The Anthem and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. After developing a lovingly cultish devotion to Rogers online, fans are turning out repeatedly for the live experience – and they’re bringing their friends along. Rogers has sold more than 150,000 concert tickets. Combined global streams of her songs have surpassed 650 million. The 25-year-old producer, songwriter and performer has been honored with a place on the TIME 100 Next 2019 list, which celebrates rising stars and up-and-comers who are shaping their industries – and the future. The New Yorker praised Rogers as “an artist of her time.” Rolling Stone awarded Heard It In A Past Life four stars upon its release, and The New York Times praised Heard It in a Past Life as a collection of “buoyant electronic pop songs.” The album has also earned praise from NPR, Pitchfork, USA Today, Vogue, Billboard and many other publications. Heard It In A Past Life entered Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart at No. 1 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. “Light On,” praised by Rolling Stone as “a cathartic counterpoint to today’s pop-empowerment anthems,” topped Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs tally.

Following appearances on “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “TODAY,” Rogers made her “Austin City Limits” (ACL) debut last month with an hour-long performance. The 11-song set included a captivating rendition of “Alaska,” the breakout track that introduced her talents as a songwriter and producer to the world, and a gorgeous a cappella performance of “Color Song.” Watch “Light On,”“Fallingwater” and a special online only exclusive performance of “The Knife.”

Maggie Rogers grew up in Easton, Maryland. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she released her critically acclaimed debut EP, Now That The Light Is Fading. The BBC, Tidal, Google Play, Vevo, Pandora quickly tipped her as an artist to watch. NPR named her one of its Favorite Musicians and Rogers was the first YouTube Artist On The Rise (AOTR) of 2019. She has also been included in Twitter Music’s #ArtistToFollow, Amazon’s First And Last and Pandora’s Drumbeats programs.

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Axwell × Halsey

Acclaimed producer Axwell – of Swedish House Mafia, Axwell/Ingrosso – has remixed Halsey’s new single, “Graveyard.” Released today by Capitol Records, the track is available for download /streaming HERE. View the static video HERE.


Halsey performed “Graveyard” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” yesterday. View HERE She is nominated for three American Music Awards – Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video (“Without Me”) and Favorite Song – Pop/Rock (“Without Me”).


“Graveyard” is from Halsey’s new album, Manic, which is set for release on January 17, 2020. Fans who pre-order Manic in digital format will instantly receive “Graveyard” plus her 5x Platinum hit “Without Me” and “clementine.” Exclusive album/merchandise bundles are now available at Halsey’s online store.


Her 15th career Hot 100-charting hit, “Graveyard” has amassed more than 100 million combined global streams. Appearing on 41 New Music Friday playlists, “Graveyard” is the most added track of her career. It has topped Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist. The official video – directed by Anton Tammi (Lykke Li, JIL) and starring Sydney Sweeney (“Euphoria,” Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood) alongside Halsey – racked up more than four million views in the first 48 hours and now has more than 25 million combined views. PAPER likened the video to “a ‘Euphoria’ bonus episode.” Billboard said, “We all need an escape from reality sometimes, and in her new video, Halsey is taking us on the escape of a lifetime.” Check the clip out HERE.


Since 2015, Halsey has amassed over 23 billion streams worldwide and sold more than nine million adjusted albums globally. She has played sold out dates on five continents (including New York City’s Madison Square Garden), been nominated for a GRAMMY® and appeared on a wide variety of magazine covers, including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, Forbes, Playboy and Billboard. Her 2015 debut album, BADLANDS, was certified Platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release. Halsey claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with 2017’s Platinum-certified hopeless fountain kingdom, which contained such hits as the 2x Platinum “Now or Never” and the 4x Platinum “Bad at Love.”


The success of “Without Me” has made Halsey the first and only female artist to have at least three songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 weeks each. Rounding out the trio of songs are the 2x Platinum “Eastside,” her collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid, and The Chainsmokers’ 10x Platinum “Closer,” which she featured on. “Without Me” spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in early 2019, marking her first solo single to reach the top spot. It now ranks as the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit by a female artist of this century. She is the first artist to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Songs radio airplay chart. In March 2019, Halsey became the first artist in history to replace herself at No. 1 twice on the U.S. Pop Songs Airplay chart when “Without Me” returned to No. 1, bumping “Eastside” from the top spot. “Without Me” is the most-played song of 2019 at U.S. radio. She featured on BTS’ Platinum hit, “Boy With Luv,” and, more recently, alongside Future on “Die for Me,” a track from Post Malone’s new album.


Halsey continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. She continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community. GLAAD honored her in 2018 as “Outstanding Music Artist.” She recently won the Hal David Starlight Award, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, plus a VMA and two Teen Choice Awards.

 

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EDEN’S NEW ALBUM

Vocalist/producer/multi-instrumentalist EDEN announces the forthcoming release of his new album, no future. Due out via Astralwerks on February 14, no future marks the follow-up to his acclaimed 2018 full-length debut, vertigo. Also today, the Dublin-bred artist born Jonathon Ng premieres no future’s lead single “projector,” available now for purchase and streaming from all digital partners HERE. The track is accompanied by a beautifully haunting video directed by EDEN’s frequent collaborators Zhang + Knight. Watch the “projector” video HERE.  


As with all of his music to date, “projector” was recorded and produced by EDEN at his home studio. With its dreamlike textures and heady drum-machine rhythms, the song finds EDEN’s graceful vocal work channeling a heavy-hearted surrender.


“‘projector’ is about appreciating all the ebbs and flows and accepting how things really are instead of wishing they were some other way,” Ng explains. “It started out as a very no-man’s-land kind of song, and then the lyrics ended up reflecting the concept of the death of the universe into a very personal space: this idea that no matter what’s going on in your life right now, everything eventually runs its course.”


Filmed in Bulgaria, the “projector” video perfectly captures the tension between the track’s airy sonic palette and the profound sense of loneliness within its lyrics. As Zhang + Knight explain, the video took shape from a concept based on “trapping EDEN inside a vividly saturated and beautiful prison, watching him trying to escape to the outside world…only to find that the outside world is just as lonely and bleak as the room he has just left behind.”


To achieve the “projector” video’s surrealist quality, Zhang + Knight enlisted a team of painters who spent a week creating an enormous scenic painting of the sky. Throughout the video-making process, the directors drew inspiration from mid-century painters like John Register and Edward Hopper and their tendency toward “images which are extremely bright and colorful but also very sad and evocative.”


“projector” follows the recent release of “untitled,” another track set to appear on no future. Since premiering on October 8th, “untitled” has surpassed 1.5 million global streams, including over 1.2 million streams on Spotify. In addition, the song landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in 12 countries, including the U.S., UK, Japan, and Australia/New Zealand.


Released in January 2018, EDEN’s debut album vertigo shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in 12 countries, racking up over 200 million streams globally thanks in part to the singles “start//end,” which Billboard deemed, “striking… a nostalgically cast reflection on youth and all-too-relatable feelings of desperation and hope,” “gold” and “crash.” To date, EDEN has amassed over one billion streams for vertigo and his two EPs: 2015’s End Credits and 2016’s i think you think too much of me which features the Lorde-supported lead single “sex.” With the vertigo World Tour selling out across the globe, spring 2019 saw the premiere of “909” – a stand-alone track and the final song released in the vertigo era. “


V Magazine said, “both [EDEN’s] music and his persona seem reflective of his overall goal— to make something grand and magical out of something that seems much smaller… Given the captivating and utterly intriguing output he’s given us so far, the task should be easily doable.” L’Officiel said, “EDEN has come a long way from producing music from the bedroom of his childhood home” and Ladygunn said, EDEN “(walks) the line between stirring beats and subdued lyrics…earnest emotion and ingenuity.”  

*Photo by Drew Escriva

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NE-YO XMAS ALBUM

Purchase Another Kind Of Christmas HERE 

 

Today, NE-YO released Another Kind Of Christmas (Motown Records/Compound Entertainment), his first-ever holiday album. The three-time GRAMMY® winner brings his own unique point-of-view to the season with five newly-penned tracks and reimagined versions of thoughtfully-selected Christmas classics – including “Someday At Christmas,” a plea for peace written by Motown songwriters Ron Miller and Bryan Wells for Stevie Wonder during the Vietnam War, and Marvin Gaye’s “I Want To Come Home For Christmas,” inspired by the plight of prisoners of war.

 

“NE-YO says, of the album “see you this Holiday season and every holiday season after! Think you’re gonna love it that much!”

 

“Just Ain’t Christmas” candidly captures the pain of a Christmas Eve break-up while the playful double entendres of “Open Mine Tonight” celebrate what goes down after the kids go to bed. “Talk About It” evokes childhood Christmas memories, complete with the inevitable family dramas that unfold – “somebody gon’ fight, somebody gon’ cry, somebody gon’ try to leave/Then they gon’ squash it all right before it’s time to eat.” NE-YO, Satori and Dre Island each take a verse on the reggae-influenced “Christmas Vibez,” which imagines a tropical holiday getaway for two. Other guest artists include Candice Boyd on “Carol Of The Bells” and RaVaughn on “Someday At Christmas.”

 

NE-YO puts his stamp on such standards as Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas,” “Merry Christmas Baby,” originally recorded by Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, and “The Christmas Song,” which was written by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé and first recorded by the Nat King Cole Trio. He recorded Another Kind Of Christmas in Montego Bay, Jamaica with longtime collaborator Curtis “Sauce” Wilson producing many of the tracks.

 

NE-YO has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. He has won three GRAMMY® awards and been honored with a total of 14 nominations, His first single, 2005’s “So Sick,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified quadruple Platinum. Since then, he has racked up a collection of hit singles – including “Sexy Love,” “Closer,” “Because of You,” “Miss Independent” and “Push Back” featuring Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don. Three of his albums have entered SoundScan’s Top Current Albums chart at No. 1.

 

He has proven to be as powerful with his pen as he is in the recording studio and on stage. The Las Vegas native quickly became known as a go-to hitmaker, penning bangers like Rihanna’s “Unfaithful,” “Russian Roulette,” and “Take a Bow,” along with Beyoncé’s 2006 breakup anthem “Irreplaceable” and songs for such artists as Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, among others. NE-YO’s film and television credits include “Save the Last Dance,” “World of Dance,” “Battle: Los Angeles,” “Stomp the Yard,” George Lucas’ “Red Tails,” “Empire,” “The Wiz Live!” and “Step Up: High Water.”

 

Track Listing – Another Kind Of Christmas

 

1.    This Christmas

2.    Talk About It

3.    Carol Of The Bells feat. Candice Boyd

4.    Open Mine Tonight

5.    Just Ain’t Christmas

6.    Christmas Vibez feat. Satori and Dre Island

7.    Merry Christmas Baby

8.    I Want To Come Home For Christmas

9.    The Christmas Song

10. Someday At Christmas feat. RaVaughn

11. It’s For Everybody

 

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Bastille, 360 MAGAZINE

Bastille Kicks of American Tour

Headline Run Includes September 24 Show At NYC’s Hulu Theatre At Madison Square Garden And October 12 Greek Theatre Concert In L.A. Bastille Performs On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” On September 25 Doom Days, Bastille’s Critically Acclaimed New Album, Is Out Now Bastille will kick off its North American headline tour at The Met in Philadelphia.

The extensive run will include shows at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City (September 24) and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (October 12). See below for itinerary. Tickets are on sale HERE. Bastille will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, September 25. The GRAMMY® nominated, Brit-winning band is touring in support of its new album, Doom Days (Virgin Records), available everywhere. Bastille launched the album a show in New York City’s Central Park as part of ABC’s “Good Morning America” Summer Concert series. Check out their performance of the single “Joy” HERE. Last month, fans around the world were awestruck when front man Dan Smith posted a video of himself singing “Flaws” on a giant roller coaster during a recent show at a Stockholm amusement park. View the clip HERE. Doom Days takes listeners on a big night out in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Album Sales chart and in

the Top 5 of the Billboard 200. In a four-star review, NME said, ‘Doom Days’ is a vivid snapshot of humanity and an imaginative, adventurous leveling up from one of Britain’s most influential bands. If the end times are coming, you could do a whole lot worse than taking its lead and gathering up all your friends, pressing play and partying like it’s 1999.” “Joy” has amassed more than 70 million combined streams globally while lead single “Quarter Past Midnight” is Bastille’s third single to hit No. 1 on the Mediabase Alternative chart. Smith performed a stripped-down version of the track “Bad Decisions,” accompanying himself on piano, as part of Rolling Stone’s “How I Wrote This” series. View the interview and performance HERE.

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 11 billion cumulative streams globally. The band was introduced internationally with the single “Pompeii,” which is now 6x Platinum in the U.S. alone. Marshmello and Bastille’s hit single, “Happier,” has topped charts around the world, with cumulative streams exceeding 3.5 billion. It is certified 5x Platinum in the U.S. and has sold more than 15 million units in the rest of the world. “Happier” held the No. 1 position for three consecutive weeks on Billboard’s BDS and Media base/Top 40 Radio Airplay chart. It has spent 50 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic songs tally. 

Bastille  – North American Tour

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Katy Perry

In her 10 years with Capitol, Katy has racked up a cumulative 35 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 45 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks. With the singles “Roar,” “Firework,” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy became the first artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club. Katy’s 2015 Super Bowl performance is the highest-rated in the event’s history. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter, and the first to surpass 100 million followers. She was the first female artist to have four videos surpass a billion views each. Her videos for “Firework” and “Last Friday Night” have over one billion views, while “Roar” and “Dark Horse” have surpassed the two billion mark. 

Aside from being one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Katy is an active advocate of many philanthropic causes. In 2013, Katy was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as a result of her commitment to improving the lives of children worldwide. From traveling to Vietnam and Madagascar to highlight the needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable children, to recording PSAs about the importance of empowering girls and supporting adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, as well as raising awareness for UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts, Katy has used her powerful voice to advocate for children and support UNICEF’s mission to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality, and protection. She was awarded with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in 2016. 

Katy has also been a champion for LGBTQ+ equality. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Trevor Project’s Hero Award in 2012, the Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award in 2017, and amfAR’s Award of Courage in 2018. She has also performed at various events to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS, including 2009’s Life Ball and 2016’s amfAR Cannes Gala

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Vince Staples Launches “THE VINCE STAPLES SHOW”

Acclaimed recording artist Vince Staples announced today the launch of his new episodic show, “The Vince Staples Show.” The original project debuted on online and showcases Staples’ music and unfiltered personality in short videos set in some of the wild situations Staples finds himself in.

Staples joined forces with collaborator Calmatic to direct the series, whom he recently worked with on his video for “Fun” and who recently directed the video for the global phenomenon, “Old Town Road.”  Each episode revolves around a pivotal moment in which a new Vince Staples original song will be released as a stand-alone single. The first installment of the series launched  with the new single “So What?” along with limited-edition merchandise for purchase. Smart, awkward, and witty, the hilarious dialogue of each vignette will highlight the new music, while also offering a greater depth and a new perspective on the life and times of one of today’s most creative voices, Vince Staples.

BANKS shares “Contaminated” video

BANKS shares the lyric video for the haunting track “Contaminated.” View it HERE.

The track is featured on BANKS’ third album, III, which debuted to widespread critical acclaim last month. Zane Lowe first debuted the song as a World First on Apple Music’s Beats 1. BANKS recorded “Contaminated” in Los Angeles, collaborating with producer BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Francis and the Lights). Rolling Stone called the track “infectious” while Billboard noted “‘Contaminated,’…a heavy synth-based melody juxtaposed by the songstress’ signature airy vocals to detail the draining and heartbreaking process of being with someone not healthy for you.”

“‘Contaminated’ is about being addicted to a toxic relationship. The more you give, the less of yourself you become,” says BANKS. BANKS further discusses III in feature articles running in TIME Magazine, Harper’s BAZAAR, Vanity Fair, V Magazine and elsewhere. III is her highest-charting album to date on Billboard’s Top Album Sales tally, debuting at No. 3. It came in at No. 1 on the Internet Albums tally, No. 2 on the Current Alternative Albums and Current Pop Albums charts and No. 9 on the Digital Albums chart. Songs from III have accumulated over 50 million streams alone. She’ll support the album with an extensive headline tour, which kicks off on September 3 at REBEL in Toronto.

The III Tour will include two sold-out shows at Brooklyn Steel (with a third night on sale now) and an October 1 concert at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now. BANKS will also perform at such festivals as Music Midtown in Atlanta, Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas and Austin City Limits. See below for full list of North American/UK/EU dates.

   BANKS – THE III TOUR Dates here.

Mabel’s High Expectations

Mabel has released her debut album High Expectations today. High Expectations features global smash “Don’t Call Me Up” (the biggest-selling single by a UK female artist this year) and recent Top 10 “Mad Love”.   Mabel will perform at this year’s Teen Choice Awards airing live August 11 on FOX, as the only solo female artist– alongside an extensive run of live dates this summer where she’ll hit New York,
Los Angeles, and D.C. Mabel’s “Don’t Call Me Up” also entered the
Billboard Hot 100 Chart and graced radio airwaves across the U.S.   

Even on the brink of release, Mabel appears poised to take her place on
pop’s throne – having already been nominated for two BRIT Awards, she
has surpassed 1 billion streams, and sold out a series of worldwide
shows. and made her national TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon earlier this summer.

The fact that Mabel has done so in her own warts-and-all style – stripping away music’s artifice whilst keeping true to its giddiness and excitement – may be her gift. Because like all great pop stars, Mabel was never going to settle for anything
other than her own High Expectations: watch her seize her moment, soak
it in, and keep reaching higher still.   

Empowered, uplifting and emotive, High Expectations is a record – and a state of mind, in many ways – that Mabel has worked towards her whole life; even going so far
as to get the title tattooed phonetically on her neck when she first
thought of it two years ago, knowing firmly that it would never change.

Here is a still just 23-year-old writing with startling candour on
young love, identity, girl power, and mental health. And on that road
to High Expectations, Mabel’s music has become a soundtrack – for her
impassioned young fanbase, but also for herself – on how to turn those
vulnerabilities into your advantages.   

The High Expectations Tour

AUG 12: Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair

AUG 14: Washington, DC at Union Stage

AUG 15: New York, NY at The Bowery Ballroom

AUG 17: Toronto, ON at Velvet Underground

AUG 19: San Francisco, CA at Slim’s

AUG 20: Los Angeles, CA at Troubadour   

High Expectations – tracklisting

1. High Expectations (Intro)

2. Bad Behaviour

3. Don’t Call Me Up

4. FML

5. We Don’t Say…

6. Selfish Love ft. Kamille

7. Lucky (Interlude)

8. Mad Love

9. Trouble

10. Put Your Name On It

11. Stckhlm Syndrome (Interlude)

12. OK (Anxiety Anthem)

13. I Belong To Me

14. High Expectations (Outro)     

BONUS TRACKS 

15. Finders Keepers (with Kojo Funds)

16. Fine Line (with Not3s)

17. My Lover (with Not3s)

18. Ring Ring (with Jax Jones)

19. Cigarette (withRAYE & Stefflon Don)

20. Not Sayin’   

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HEY VIOLET debut new video for “CLOSE MY EYES”

Fresh off a headline mini tour of the U.S., Hey Violet premiere the video for their new track Close My Eye today on Vevo. Watch it HERE. Shot in Los Angeles, the video was directed by Marcella Cytrynowicz who also lensed the video for the bands recent single Better By Myself.

Close My Eyes, which was written by Hey Violet with Sean Kennedy, Tim Anderson, and Aron Forbes (the latter two who co-produced), is the second of four new tracks the band is set to release throughout the spring and summer. The first, Better By Myself, was released in April, along with an official video that can be watched HERE. Idolator called Better By Myself as catchy as it is relatable, while Celeb Mix says the song’s mid-tempo beat and addictive chorus will leave the listener singing [it] all day. Watch Hey Violet perform Better By Myself live at Capitol Studios HERE.

Close My Eyes is essentially about living in a fantasy land, says front woman Rena Lovelis. It’s about the idea of still wanting to be with an ex who has already moved on. There’s definitely a level of denial that goes into being in that sort of headspace because you’re basically rejecting the present reality and not allowing yourself to move forward. The song sounds very calm and chill but in the lyrical content there’s an air of tension because of that refusal to accept things as they are.

Hey Violet’s 2017 debut album From the Outside featured the singles Guys My Age, which has amassed over 250 million global streams, Break My Heart, and Hoodie which is approaching 200 million streams. The album racked up critical praise, including accolades from The New York Times, which called it one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums. Stereogum noted that it has plenty of attitude thanks to Lovelis vocal and lyrical presence, and NYLON declared, I challenge you to find a debut album as explosive and technicolored as Hey Violet’s From The Outside(the album) pulses with cheeky hooks and middle fingers to the status quo. Lead singer Rena Lovelis’ voice is arena-shaking. You’re in for one hell of a ride.

Over the past few years, Hey Violet, which is Rena Lovelis, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), and Casey Moreta (lead guitar) have steadily built an engaged fanbase with their powerful, immaculately crafted alt-pop songs. Guys My Age was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times, who called it teen-pop’s revenge: an urgent dark song about sexual rebellion and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. In 2017, Hey Violet was also nominated for an iHeart Radio award for Best Underground Alternative Band, dubbed an Artist Primed For A Breakout by Billboard, and named Artist To Watch by The Guardian, PopCrush, and more. The band has racked over half a billion streams worldwide, sold out their North American headline tour and performed on both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Photo Credit: Valentina Cytrynowicz

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