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Olivia O’Brien “Just a Boy”

 

OLIVIA O’BRIEN surpasses 1.5 billion global streams & releases new track “Just a Boy” from highly anticipated debut album out next Friday, April 26

 

“JUST A BOY” FEATURED ON COSMOPOLITAN’S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HERE

“deep, soulful vocals” – Billboard

“her truest test of artistry is in her music, which she writes herself.” – V Magazine

“she’s proving to be a name on the rise” – Complex

Olivia O’Brien could go on and on rattling off “lame excuses from guys” that you screenshot and forward to your friends for commiseration, sympathy, a laugh, or often response advice…

You don’t need to ask what to say anymore though because the 19-year-old critically acclaimed Los Angeles based singer and songwriter presents the answers on her 2019 full-length debut due this spring via Island Records.  “I wrote this in a really dark place” she says, “and I hope I can help other people who may be in that same spot. My idea was for you to listen to the album when you’re feeling sad and by the end, you’ll feel better without even realizing it.

Their actions also had her asking if any of those relationships were even real.  On the flip side, you can believe her words, and that’s why she made a major dent in pop music. The purple-haired songstress put up legit numbers, racking up more than a billion streams by 2019.  She arrived as the rare talent who can share a song with everyone from G-Eazy and Drew Love of THEY. to gnash and received early support from the likes of Paper, The Coveteur, NYLON, V Magazine, and Idolator.

Now, Olivia takes everything back by way of her first record. “Obsessed with guitar,” she nodded to influences as diverse as Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Amy Winehouse, and Fleetwood Mac.  The introductory single “Love Myself” serves as the album’s finale, but it also earmarks the beginning. Hinging on dreamy clean guitar, she turns her voice inward as she confesses in a booming chorus, “I don’t need to know who I am yet. I don’t need to have a solid plan yet. I don’t need to be the same as everyone else. I just need to motherfucking love myself.”

“I should love myself, but I don’t,” she goes on. “I should treat myself better, but I don’t. It doesn’t have the same unattainable note that a lot of happier, confident songs have. So much other shit is like, ‘I already love myself. I’m confident. I’m great’. This is more attainable. It starts with being easier on yourself. So many kids are depressed. I wanted to end on a high note.

 

WAS IT EVEN REAL? Tracklisting:
1.  purpleworld
2.  I Don’t Exist
3.  Inhibition (omw)
4.  Just Friends
5.  We Lied To Each Other
6.  UDK
7.  Care Less More
8.  Just A Boy
9.  Call Me!!!
10. Love Myself
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CURRENTLY ON THE WAS IT EVEN REAL HEADLINING TOUR WRAPPING UP ON APRIL 26 IN SAN FRANCISCO! 

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
April 19 – Houston, Texas – House of Blues/ Bronze Peacock
April 20  – Dallas , Texas – Club Dada 
April 23  – Phoenix, Arizona- Crescent Ballroom
April 24 – Los Angeles, California – El Rey Theatre
April 25 – Oakland, California – The New Parish
April 26 – San Francisco, California –  The Great American Music Hall

Final Undisputed Episode

WATCH THE FINAL UNDISPUTED EPISODE “THE FUTURE ALWAYS WINS” FEAT. BERNARD JABS, S3NSI MOLLY & LIL BROOK NOW ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP!

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In the final episode of the UNDISPUTED series, the cameras leave the studio and follow young superstar Bernard Jabs to SXSW on his Rockstar shit as he celebrates the release of his debut project, COLDHEARTED.

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“The true comeback story of the week may very well be pioneering rap label Def Jam, which aims to restore its dominance over the rap game with a compilation of its new, young signings.” – UPROXX

“It’s a new era for Def Jam.” – COMPLEX

“Def Jam Recordings, the storied label that brought us many legendary artists is ready to usher in its next generation with the new offering Undisputed… the compilation album puts the iconic record label’s roster of new talent on full display.” – XXL

“Def Jam is showing off its bright future in Undisputed. Featuring the label’s newest and most talented artists, the compilation album stands as a reassurance that Def Jam’s place in history remains cemented.” – HYPEBEAST

“All You Need To Know” Gryffin & Slander ft. Calle Lehmann

“ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW” BY GRYFFIN & SLANDER FT. CALLE LEHMANN OUT TODAY

GRYFFIN’S DEBUT ALBUM ‘GRAVITY’ DUE OUT LATER THIS SUMMER

L.A. BASED ARTIST/PRODUCER TO APPEAR AT COACHELLA NEXT MONTH.

Los Angeles-based artist/producer Gryffin and L.A.-based production duo SLANDER have teamed up for a stunning new single called “All You Need to Know” ft. Calle Lehmann. The track is the first new release from Gryffin’s forthcoming debut album “Gravity”, due out this summer via Darkroom/Geffen Records, and is his first collaboration with the fan-favorite bass artists and Gud Vibrations label co-owners. With its warm textures and hypnotic drop, “All You Need to Know” perfectly merges Gryffin’s melodic genius and SLANDER’s artful basslines and immaculate sound design. Listen HERE.

Swedish singer/songwriter Calle Lehmann infuses each line with his undeniably lovely vocals, resulting in a track that’s soaring and euphoric. In December, Gryffin released “Gravity Pt. 1” — a six-song EP that marks the first half of his debut album. “Gravity Pt. 1″ features a number of hit singles, including “Bye Bye” ft. Ivy Adara, which amassed nearly a million streams on Spotify in just one week, and appeared on coveted playlists like New Music Friday and Best of the Week. SLANDER recently released their “Kneel Before Me” with Crankdat featuring heavy metal band Asking Alexandria, and 3-track “The Headbangers Ball” EP. They kicked off the new year with the release of their blissful, chill-bass track “First Time” with Seven Lions, Dabin, featuring Dylan Matthew. Having recently completed “The Gravity Tour” — his biggest North American headlining run to date — Gryffin has a series of major festival dates lined up for this spring and summer, including his highly anticipated second appearance at Coachella. At the end of 2018, SLANDER embarked on their headlining “The Headbangers Ball” North American tour, selling out each date including two shows at the esteemed Hollywood Palladium on January 11th and 12th. The duo was also featured on the cover of LA Weekly the very same month. See full list of tour dates below.

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Gryffin got his start in music as a classically trained pianist and guitarist and also played in several bands. After receiving an electrical engineering degree from the University of Southern California, he pursued a path in music production, drawing equally from his carefully honed musicality and edgy ingenuity. Gryffin made his breakthrough in 2016 with two singles showcasing his melodic take on dance music: “Heading Home” ft. Josef Salvat (which shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts) and the Bipolar Sunshine collaboration “Whole Heart.” In addition, his 2017 smash single “Feel Good” — with Illenium and featuring Daya — peaked at #18 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. Gryffin’s recent triumphs include “Tie Me Down” ft. Elley Duhé (an August release that hit #2 on the Spotify US Viral Chart and #9 on the Global Viral Chart, with over 80 million streams to date) and “Remember” ft. Zohara (a November release that garnered 6.5 million streams in its first few weeks and earned support from Tiesto, who featured the track on an Instagram story).

More on SLANDER

After building a mint name for themselves through jaw-dropping original productions and massive collaborations with NGHTMRE, SLANDER has added “label heads” to their resume. The LA-based duo recently turned their popular Gud Vibrations brand into an official record label with good friend NGHTMRE, ensuring their legions of fans that their famous good vibes are only getting started. Attesting to their dynamic nature as artists, SLANDER’s productions range from cinematic and melodic to bone-jarring and foot-stomping, always with a common thread of sophisticated soundscapes and captivating energy. Their live performances have landed them gigs in major cities such as Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Miami, Houston, and Chicago, and festivals including Ultra Mexico and Holy Ship 12.0. SLANDER and the Gud Vibrations crew have some exciting projects coming up as the festival season grows ever nearer.

Tal Wilkenfeld’s New Album

Tal Wilkenfeld’s new album ‘Love Remains’ debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. Bassist for Jeff Beck, Prince & Herbie Hancock Branches into New Territory as a Singer-Songwriter . Headlining Run of East Coast Dates to Kick Off in May at Brooklyn Bowl

(New York, NY): Today, musical marvel Tal Wilkenfelds debut vocal album, ‘Love Remains,’ (BMG) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The Australian-born, LA-based musician who has recorded and toured with several legends including Jeff Beck, Prince, The Allman Bros, Mick Jagger, and Herbie Hancock, reveals her bonafide talent as a singer and songwriter on this solo exhibition. Jackson Browne contributed as Executive Producer on the 10-song collection. Pete Townshend calls the album adventurous, unique and unpretentious” and Sean Lennon praises Tal’s ability to “sing and write as well as she plays, an impossible combination you have to hear to believe.” From “Corner Painter,” her rollicking debut single featuring Benmont Tench on the pump organ, to “Haunted Love” a soft selection of melodious yet prolific bass and orchestra, to the warm ballad “Under The Sun,” with yearning sounds of a violin, ‘Love Remains’ showcases a transcendent balance between instrumental prowess and exquisite songcraft. Tal currently graces the cover of Bass Player Magazine’s April issue, recently had a two-night sold-out run at NYC’s Mercury Lounge, an album listening party at Guitar Center, and spoke to Marc Maron for the latest episode of WTF. Listen to Tal’s episode of the WTF with Marc Maron.This summer, Tal returns to New York City for a run of US headlining tour dates in support of Love Remains. Full tour routing below.

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Aaron Carpenter “Attitude”

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Attitude. The debut single from Aaron Carpenter, is out now and available for download / streaming HERE The Neptunes, Chad Hugo, and London-based electronic musician SG Lewis produced the club-ready track, which captures the pure rush of instant attraction. Carpenter penned Attitude with the producers and Scott Harris (Julia Michaels, The Chainsmokers). The song showcases his soul-pop sensibilities, pairing Carpenters dreamy falsetto and brightly soaring vocals with slinky grooves and funky saxophone work. View the visualizer for Attitude HERE. Watch for the official video to premiere soon.

As announced earlier this week in Billboard, Carpenter has signed to Capitol Records. In this interview, the 20-year-old self-taught musician talks about how his social media success paved the way for him to move from Shreveport, Louisiana to Los Angeles to pursue his musical ambitions. Carpenter co-founded the MAGCON tour, which took him and other social media influencers across the U.S. to meet their fans. He has more than 7.5 million followers across his socials.

“Where I’m from, pursuing music is much more difficult than it is in a lot of other places,” says Aaron Carpenter. “For a long time, I kept my music secret from everyone, but at some point, I realized I had to just go for it.”

In 2015, he shared a video in which he performed a cover of Jason Mrazs ‘I’m Yours’ on ukulele. From there, Carpenter continued posting covers, with each video spotlighting the powerful vocal presence he’d honed partly by singing in the church choir and in school musicals. The videos received an overwhelmingly positive response, but Carpenter wanted to push much further with his music. “I didn’t want to get attention for singing other people’s songs” he explains. “I wanted to share my own songs and make it something really personal.”

Soon after that realization, Carpenter packed up and moved to L.A., where he immersed himself in writing songs and learning guitar and piano. After a chance meeting at a party, Carpenter connected with his managers, who were impressed by his demos and scheduled him for a songwriting session. Collaborating with other writers and producers helped him refine his musical vision, shaping an immensely catchy R&B-pop sound informed by his lifelong appreciation of artists like Marvin Gaye and Al Green.

“I love how some music can just take you right back to a specific moment in your life and bring up all these really happy memories that wouldn’t come up otherwise,” he says. “I’d love to do that for other people with my music: to take them to a place where nothing else matters in the world, and they can just have a good time.”

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WATCH LIVE × ASTON MARTIN

WATCH LIVE: ASTON MARTIN FROM THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

British luxury car brand reveals its Lagonda All-Terrain Concept from this year’s show

Aston Martin is poised to take the 89th Geneva International Motor Show by storm with the global debut of the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept.

The luxury brand’s first all-electric SUV concept will also be joined by additional ground-breaking unveilings in Geneva.

Join us with TV and Radio Presenter Maya Jama, for the worldwide live reveal here on Tuesday 5th March 2019, from 11:00am CET (10am GMT).

Noah Kahan “Mess”

Today, Noah Kahan debuts his new single, “Mess,” from his highly anticipated debut album set for release this spring. Listen to “Mess” HERE!

Produced by Kahan’s frequent collaborator Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid), Noah wrote “Mess” last fall while he was home in Vermont in between sold out tours. Of the song, Noah explains, “My life has taken a 180° turn. I’m on a very different path than what I thought I would do. I get nostalgic for the locale where I grew up because the scenery is so beautiful. Going from this to bigger cities and tours is crazy for me. The truth is—regardless of where I’ve gone—my parents still yell at me to pick up the dogs’ shit when I’m back home.”

 He continues, “‘Mess’ is a song I wrote during a very overwhelming and generally sad time in my life. Being able to work on this song and bring these feelings to light was a lifeline for me, and I hope it provides you with similar comfort.”

 “Mess” follows the global success of Kahan’s breakout singles, “Hurt Somebody” and “False Confidence.” With over 200 million global streams to date, “Hurt Somebody” is triple platinum in Australia and gold in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand; and it peaked at #1 on the Top 40 radio charts in Australia for three weeks, making it the third most played song on the Australian airwaves in all of 2018 where Noah has become one of the most buzzworthy new acts. “False Confidence” continues to grow with over 15 million streams to date and is currently sitting in the top 5 at Triple A radio in the U.S.

 Noah Kahan will be hitting the road with James Bay this month on his North American tour, performing at New York’s iconic Beacon Theatre for two nights on March 12 and 13 and at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern on March 25. He will also be joining Dean Lewis on his headline tour in Europe and the U.K. in April. See the full list of upcoming dates below. Tickets are available now at www.NoahKahan.com/tour.

 In two short years, music quite literally carried 22-year-old singer, songwriter and artist Noah Kahan around the world—a long way from his native Strafford, VT (pop. 1,045) and the 133-acre tree farm where he resides. On the trip, the alternative troubadour notched an international hit in the form of “Hurt Somebody” [feat. Julia Michaels], while his singles “Young Blood” and “False Confidence” also racked up millions of streams and he sold out headline tours in North America, Europe, and the UK and hit the road with artists like George Ezra and Leon Bridges. Not to mention, he has garnered critical acclaim from Billboard, Stereogum, Clash, Idolator, and more. In the midst of this whirlwind, he assembled his upcoming full-length debut album. The first single “Mess” illuminates his marked growth as a songwriter and storyteller by way of its biting lyrics and undeniable sing-a-long, underscoring a heartwarming and often hilarious portrait of hometown longing.

Chanel West’s Debut Music Video

CHANEL WEST COAST DROPS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO “THE MIDDLE”

Fresh, New Stylized Track Features The Hip Hop Star Showing Off Her Vocal Prowess

Hip Hop artist Chanel West Coast quietly dropped a new music video “The Middle,” her directorial debut, which also shows off her vocal prowess. The fresh, highly stylized track features a unique, vintage aesthetic, presenting an artistic throwback to a beloved golden era.  “The Middle” was shot and edited by Pat Clark. West Coast did her own styling for the piece. Check it out here.

Comments West Coast: “I wanted to make a song that expressed how I was feeling as well as making a song that other people could relate to. I think we all feel stuck in the middle of something at certain points in our life. We all chase dreams and get shut down a lot before those dreams eventually come true. Sometimes in life you just feel stuck in a rut you can’t get out of and that’s basically how I was feeling when I wrote the song. I want people to know that chasing your dreams is not easy and I hope that this song will inspire them to keep going because that’s why I made it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep going and this song was what told me to never give up.”   

West Coast, who was recently featured on For Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, currently stars on the MTV hit show “Ridiculousness” with Rob Dyrdek, has prolifically been releasing new tracks and content for well over a decade. She started writing and plotting her trajectory much earlier on while still in grade school. Her breakthrough came in 2012 when she was signed by ‘Lil Wayne to his then label Young Money. She quickly released her first track “Karl,” an ode to legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, complemented by a provocative, high fashion music video shot at downtown LA’s iconic Los Angeles Theatre. “Karl” marked the first single from her ‘Now You Know’ mixtape.  At the 2014 BET Awards, West Coast and her Young Money label mates were awarded ‘Best New Group,’ which they collectively accepted on stage.

Following the success of ‘Now You Know,’ she’s released her second mixtape ‘Waves’ featuring the single “I Like New Ft. YG,” and has continued to consistently release new music, often collaborating with name artists.

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Stanaj Returns With New Single

Today, vocal powerhouse Stanaj unveils his new single “Sweat.

Get it HERE via LAVA/Republic Records.

Produced by d.a. doman, “Sweat” illustrates the artist’s progression. Not only does it highlight his passion for throwback nineties R&B and soul, but it also shines a light on his slick signature style punctuated by sky-high falsetto. The track hints at more music to come very soon from the artist.

With the single out now, Stanaj announces a string of special shows on both coasts in April. He’ll perform at The Peppermint Club in West Hollywood, CA on April 4 and at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY on April 9.

Stay tuned for more surprises and news soon.

For now, “Sweat” with Stanaj.

An insane journey brought New York-born and Los Angeles-based Albanian-American singer, songwriter, and producer Stanaj to the doorstep of superstardom. His first smash came in the form of “Romantic” (NOTD Remix), which racked up nearly 120 million Spotify streams and counting to date. Stanaj’s first two EPs—The Preview and From a Distance—hit the Top 10 of the iTunes Top Pop Albums Chart. He received the sought-after social media endorsement of Kim Kardashian West, NBA star Brandon Jennings, Drake, and Chris Brown. He canvassed the globe on tour alongside JoJo and Jessie J and shared the stage with other superstars like Dua Lipa.

Not to mention, he made his late-night television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and the night’s guest Justin Timberlake gave a coveted co-sign. 2018 saw him drop the slick and seductive “Dirty Mind” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign] and lend his voice to Gryffin’s “You Remind Me, which he performed on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! In the summertime, he hit the studio with the likes of Tommy Brown [Ariana Grande] and d.a. doman [Kodak Black, Chris Brown, Tyga] and ultimately honed his signature style as evidenced by the slick and show-stopping “Sweat.

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Boogie Drops Video for ‘Soho’ Featuring J.I.D

Boogie drops video for ‘Soho’ ft. J.I.D off of debut album Everything’s For Sale.

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