Boogie drops video for ‘Soho’ ft. J.I.D off of debut album Everything’s For Sale.
Singer, songwriter, and Grammy-nominated producer Shooter Jennings surprised fans by appearing in season 2 of Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix. Jennings performs his songs “The Outsider”, “Outlaw You”, “The Other Life”, and “The Real Me” throughout the season’s debut episode, which is available to stream now exclusively on Netflix. Watch a trailer for the season HERE.
Last week, Jennings also appeared on Adult Swim’s FishCenter Live. Watch his performance of “Bound Ta Git Down”, “Fast Horses & Good Hideouts”, and “Denim & Diamonds” HERE.
Jennings released his eighth studio album Shooter via Low Country Sound/Elektra Records on August 10, 2018. Produced by Dave Cobb at the renowned RCA Studio A on Nashville’s Music Row, Shooter sees Jennings fulfill a fairly straightforward goal: to simply make a great country record. Praised as “a rollocking self-titled LP that would’ve made dad Waylon proud” (Entertainment Weekly), “a God’s honest country-rock record” (Garden & Gun), and “a succinct but rowdy listen” (Rolling Stone), the album allowed Jennings to truly puts his own mark on country music. Following the release of Shooter, Jennings delivered a rousing performance of “Bound Ta Git Down” on CONAN and appeared on influential podcasts WTF with Marc Maron and The Joe Rogan Experience. Shooter is available now HERE.
Jennings recently collaborated with longtime friend and Low Country Sound founder Dave Cobb to co-produce Brandi Carlile’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album By The Way, I Forgive You, which graced countless year-end lists and is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Americana Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Additionally, album track “The Joke” received nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Americana Performance, and Best Americana Roots Song. It was also recently revealed that Jennings served as producer on legendary Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan’s forthcoming solo album, which is expected to be released later this year.
Shooter Jennings is currently on the road in the US and is expected to announce additional tour dates throughout the year. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.
Shooter Jennings 2019 Tour Dates
January 27-February 01, 2019 – Tampa, FL – Outlaw Country Cruise 4 – SOLD OUT
February 20, 2019 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
February 21, 2019 – Bozeman, MT – Rialto Bozeman – SOLD OUT
February 22, 2019 – Hailey, ID – The Mint – SOLD OUT
February 23, 2019 – Zillah, WA – Perham Hall – SOLD OUT
March 08, 2019 – Iowa City, IA – First Avenue Club
March 09, 2019 – Pittsburg, KS – Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel
March 16, 2019 – Fort Worth, TX – Fort Worth Harley Davidson Grand Opening Rally
March 21, 2019 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
March 23, 2019 – Abilene, TX – Outlaws & Legends Festival
March 28, 2918 – Austin, TX – Mohawk Austin
May 16, 2019 – Tustin, CA – Marty’s On Newport
May 17, 2019 – Angeles Camp, CA – Calaveras County Fair
May 18, 2019 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
Los Angeles based pop duo Jack & Jack release debut album A Good Friend Is Nice today! The collection of songs were created by Jack & Jack, with Ed Drewett (One Direction, Little Mix), Asia Whitacre (5 Seconds Of Summer, Hailee Steinfeld/Zedd/Grey), JHart (Justin Bieber, Why Don’t We), Jussi (Bebe Rexha, Kelly Clarkson) and Michael Matosic (LAUV). The duo also made their US late night television debut last week performing the lead single off of the LP “No One Compares To You.” Click HERE to view!
The album features “No One Compares To You,” which has over 37 million audio streams and 5 million views on YouTube. The music video was directed by James Larese (Fifth Harmony, Bishop Briggs, Eminem), click HERE to view! “No One Compares To You” followed on the heels of the duo’s hit collaboration “Rise” with multi-platinum artist and producer Jonas Blue. The track, which is also on the album, peaked at #1 on the UK airplay charts as well as on the Billboard Dance charts, went platinum in the UK and Gold in the US, and has surpassed over half a billion streams and over 284 million YouTube views. The video was also nominated for “Video of the Year” for the upcoming 2019 Brit Awards. Click HERE to view the video!
To round off 2018, Jack and Jack performed at the MTV EMAs alongside artists such as Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, Halsey, Marshmello, Bastille, David Guetta, and more. The duo also performed at the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
In conjunction with the album, Jack & Jack are set to head out on their “Good Friends Are Nice” European and North American tour, set to kick off on February 21st in Amsterdam at Melkweg and wrapping on Sunday May 5th in Omaha, NE at Sokol Auditorium. VIP upgrades including meet & greets for both the European and North American tour are available HERE. Fans can also purchase merch bundles and more on Jack & Jack’s newly launched web-store HERE.
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Produced by James Ford, “Moderation” is another driving force of nature that sees Florence’s new-found confidence ride high when it comes to love and relationships.
In contrast, “Moderation” is backed by the more delicate “Haunted House.” Produced by Matthew Daniel Siskin (Gambles), it’s an open and exposing song that captures Florence’s more intimate vocal style.
Following a history-making North American tour last year, Florence returns this spring for a headlining set at Governors Ball in New York. Tickets are available here.
“Moderation” and “Haunted House” marks the first new music from Florence + the Machine since their massively acclaimed 2018 album High as Hope, nominated for the Mercury Prize and named one of the best of the year by Rolling Stone, Refinery 29, Billboard, the New York Post, Uproxx and many more.
Critical praise for High as Hope:
“This time around, her voice is stronger than ever.”—The New York Times
“High As Hope preserves Florence’s big, torrential melodrama, but it feels less like a storm than the soft light breaking in afterward amid the sober awe of a new day…Her solitude proffers a source of power, a confidence in her ability to express herself on her own.”—NPR
“The ethereal Florence Welch is still spine-chilling in an eccentric new bundle of distinctly anthemic tracks that will have you, too, cooing haikus up to the sky.”—Entertainment Weekly
“The most rewarding Florence and the Machine full-length yet…Florence Welch possesses a supernatural voice—the kind that can summon long-buried ghosts, and then obliterate them fully with a gale-force roar.”—SPIN
“Intent upon inspiring listeners to dare to dream and to fight through the crushing gravity of the times, to love and cherish each other.”—New York Magazine’s Vulture
North Carolina rapper J. Cole has shared a new single called “MIDDLE CHILD.” Released via Dreamville with distribution through Roc Nation/Interscope Records, “MIDDLE CHILD” kicks off what promises to be an unstoppable year for Dreamville.
Listen to “MIDDLE CHILD” here.
J. Cole, who is currently in the studio working on completing his sixth studio album, as well asRevenge of the Dreamers III, kicks off 2019 with his new single “MIDDLE CHILD.” “MIDDLE CHILD” is the first official single J. Cole has released since 2013. The single drops just after a massive 2018 for J. Cole, which saw the release of the KOD album and accompanying tour, and a string of features for artists including 6LACK, Jay Rock, 21 Savage and Moneybagg Yo.
In addition to J. Cole’s forthcoming album, Dreamville is in the process of completing three highly anticipated projects, to be released in the first half of 2019: Revenge of the Dreamers III, a collaborative project featuring Dreamville artists in addition to some of the most exciting artists and producers in hip-hop today, Shea Butter Baby, from fast-rising R&B singer/songwriter Ari Lennox, andMirrorland, from boundary-blurring Atlanta duo EarthGang.
Launched by J. Cole in 2007, Dreamville is now widely regarded as a hotbed of eclectic talent. Along with Ari Lennox and EarthGang, the label’s roster includes Bas, J.I.D, Cozz, Omen, and Lute.
About J. Cole:
North Carolina native J. Cole is an acclaimed rapper, songwriter, and producer. To date, he’s earned seven Grammy Award nominations, including two nominations at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. He’s also landed five albums at #1 on the Billboard 200, including 2018’s widely praised KOD. One of the biggest albums of last year, KOD made J. Cole only the third artist in history to surpass 300 million audio streams in an album’s debut week.
Last week Simon & Schuster announced the publication of SUPERMARKET by Bobby Hall—a.k.a. Logic, the Grammy-nominated , platinum-selling Def Jam Recording artist—on March 26, 2019. Logic formally announced the book’s publication on Instagram and Twitter to his millions of followers, and the response has been explosive. SUPERMARKET is Bobby’s debut novel, and proves that he has outsized creative talents beyond the confines of a recording studio. It’s a deftly written, darkly funny, dazzling novel.
After the release of “Slime Neighbors,” Young Thug‘s right hand man and artist, Strick returns with his latest latest EP, See You When I Land, available on all streaming platforms with appearances from Gunna, Young Thug, and Duke.
Exclusively premiering with Complex, Strick spoke about his work stating, “I wanted to create an experience that was just as creative and unique as my style of music and felt that giving the listener a visual trailer that embodied the conceptual theme of See You When I Land was important. I’m thankful my team and the directors believed in my vision and were able to highlight it on screen.”
Strick is a promising new artist from North Carolina, who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a professional background both in business and in the U.S. Air Force, The Young Stoner Life signee has set his eyes on the music industry. Building his career behind the scenes, he landed a placement on Kanye Westand Juicy J’s “Ballin‘,” and went on to work with artists such as Travis Scott, Jeremih, and Wiz Khalifa. In 2016, Strick earned his first platinum record “Coordinate” off Scott’s Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight album. In July 2017, Strick dropped his debut EP,Risk=Reward. In 2018, he released January’s Risk=Reward 2. Most notable was his smooth contributions on Young Thug’s 2018 Slime Languagecompilation, their collaboration “STS” was well-received and continued to build fans interests in the previously reserved musical curator.
Take a look at the video for “Slime Neighborhoods” and listen to Strick’s label debut EP, See You When I Land.
When did you realize that you wanted to be an artist/fashionista?
All my life I’ve had an attraction to doing things in a different way. I never wanted to look like someone else, never wanted to share my fashion secrets or my music because I had attached so much emotion in creating whatever piece it was or if were music it would never just be a song, for me. I was never like my friends and for a while that was a struggle for me internally. Sometimes I would even sacrifice my own desires to wear certain pieces in order to skip out on the ‘reading’ sessions. That still didn’t stop me from trying it sometimes though, I remember I would go to the nearest arts and crafts store which for me was ‘Michaels’ (laughs) and would go crazy getting little things to add to my clothes to make them different but then I would also go to Sam Ash, the Virgin Music Store, Guitar Center and I would feel like I was in heaven. No matter what, fashion and music have always been my life. Like I could sit in these stores for the rest of my life and be okay. That’s how much I loved creating and these stores gave me all the tools I needed.
I have always been a magnet to everything that dealt with the arts. But my biggest passion was singing and even though I’ve been singing since the age of 5, I didn’t know that I wanted to pursue being a singer until my 9th grade year in high school. This is why after graduating I ran straight to NYC all by lonesome (giggles) to pursue music. I was way to young to be running off to the Big Apple as a teen with a part time job at the GAP, making minimum wage. New York City was a monster and I’m not going to lie it almost ate me alive. But only after 6 months of being there, thankfully, so many doors opened for me and it was an amazing feeling to be carefree and pursue music with no walls or barriers. NYC was giving me all the life and opportunities needed in order to grind and continue to grind even when I had not a dollar to my name and had to sing on the train with my friends for food. That part never made me feel sad because I never knew how ‘low’ I was because I never had LOW thoughts, I knew that where I was, was temporary and only for the sole purpose of learning the lessons needed to be successful and to grow and to evolve. Crazy thing is I never felt bad for it, it felt so good to grind for my money while doing what I love. I looked at singing on the trains as my stage per say for that chapter in my life. Today, I have experienced so many different things which I won’t even dive into but it has given me a different appreciation for life.
As of late, I am in the studio recording my album and will be performing in Manhattan, Monday, February at 7PM
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1.
What inspired your new album?
I had a full album done and ready to go and visuals that my fiancé (Michael Mann) had helped me out with for my release but after the tragedy that happened I no longer connected to the old music. I have so much more to say and so much pinned up aggression that I knew my only healthy escape would be to express it on my debut album. Which will be entitled, Steven my birth name.
It symbolizes me going back to my roots to find myself again.
How’s life after losing a loved one?
Life after losing a loved one has been very up and down for me. As of recent, I’ve drowned myself in work because I know that is where I’m safest right now. When you know yourself and you want better you keep yourself away from danger. Right now dead time is danger for me so I’m always moving. My heart is in constant pain but I’m learning to live with it. It is a battle I have yet to conquer but I know with time I’ll be fine.
Lexus Designs First-Ever UX for the Modern Urban Explorer
National marketing campaign titled “The New Frontier” debuts dynamic, city-centric crossover
Today Lexus unveils a new marketing campaign to launch the first-ever 2019 UX, a luxury compact crossover. Originally released as a concept in 2016, the UX was deliberately designed and engineered for the city and the “modern urban explorer” — those seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on luxury driving; buyers with an imaginative lifestyle who explore, experiment and defy.
The campaign embodies the notion that cities are the new frontier of American culture — a canvas for experimentation and creativity in all corners, from new ideas in fashion, food and architecture to artistic expression. It’s a place where pioneering people and ideas create the inventive and visionary; where exploration of the city is an exploration of oneself.
“The spots highlight how our new crossover reflects the city from every angle and is made to conquer today’s frontiers,” said Cooper Ericksen, Lexus vice president of marketing. “Combining cutting-edge craftsmanship, seamless connectivity and bold design, the UX is the perfect intersection of form and function.”
“Plant a Flag,” the hero TV spot, begins airing nationally today. The commercial features a modern city, a territory where progress, innovation and adventure await those who are brave enough to explore. Opening with a bold, orange crossover driving through a dark, mysterious metropolis, the camera changes perspectives and viewers realize the UX isn’t driving horizontally on the road. It’s driving vertically up the side of a skyscraper — revealing that the city around us is the new frontier, and the UX is the crossover crafted to conquer it. A second, complimentary TV spot, “A Different Frontier,” shows how the UX wasn’t just made for the city — it was made from the city. As the UX makes its way through city streets, the spot highlights how the architecture of urban environments uniquely shaped and inspired the design, technology and engineering of Lexus’ newest luxury utility vehicle.
Multicultural spots were also created for Black, Hispanic and LGBTQ audiences, all directed by renowned film and music video director Joseph Kahn. “The New Renaissance” will air on TV One and BET, with targeted Prime programming. “Mission: Possible” will run across top national Hispanic networks such as Univision, CNN en Español, Telemundo, Univision Deportes and Discovery en Español. The LGBTQ digital video, “One of a Kind,” will have presence on sites like OUT, Advocate, Passport, Revry, Gay Ad Network and Edge Media. Traditional and non-traditional media formats such as in-language digital, social, paid search and Connected TV will target Chinese, Korean and Asian Indian audiences, showcasing adaptations and translations of the general market creative.
The general market TV spots will air during prime time, cable, late night and sports programming, and during cultural milestones such as The Academy Awards and NFL Playoffs. Full-page color print ads will run in top-tier lifestyle, travel, wellness and auto publications, such as GQ, Food & Wine, AFAR, Real Simple, Car and Driver, and more. The UX will have strong digital presence through online videos and banners across all major social media platforms and popular sites like VICE, Bustle and Vox Media. Lexus will target on-the-go consumers with sponsored audio content on Spotify playlists and integrations within key NPR podcasts. Out-of-home placements will reach audiences in unexpected spaces such as movie theatres, airports, elevators and fitness centers in key markets.
To extend the reach of the campaign, Lexus is partnering with key media entities to produce custom content focused around the first-ever UX. Through a collaboration with Givewith and Beautify Earth, three local artists will help revamp an urban community with the development of engaging art murals around Los Angeles this January. Over the next six weeks, Bustle will release video content featuring seven women pioneers transforming their industries and cities — including Lexus UX Chief Engineer Chika Kako. A partnership with Vox Media’s “Explainer” series this January will examine the ever-changing nature of city streets through product-focused videos. Lexus and VICE will produce a documentary photo series, featuring people that have taken ideas originally conceived for the great outdoors and adapted them to work in the urban landscape, inherently drawing a connection to the UX. Additional content partnerships with National Geographic and Discovery Network will launch later this month.
The UX is on sale in dealerships now. Consumers have a choice between the UX 200 and hybrid UX 250h with all-wheel drive, both available in F SPORT. For more information on the first-ever UX, click here.
Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 241 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.
Land Rover North America today announced something to celebrate in the New Year, the next-generation Land Rover Defender will be offered for sale in both the U.S. and Canada, starting in 2020.
Testing of the new vehicle is already underway around the world with the first development mules and prototypes reaching North American shores earlier this month. Testing on the continent provides valuable data to engineers given the wide variety of terrain and surfaces available in America. Engineers will subject the vehicle to rigorous test extremes to make sure the new Defender is the most off-road capable Land Rover vehicle ever; operating in temperatures from -40F to +120F while driving the test vehicles on- and off-road at altitudes of more than 13,000 feet above sea level.
“There are a handful of automobiles that are beloved around the world and stand for a brand, a country and a distinct way of life. The Land Rover Defender is such a singular vehicle,” said Kim McCullough, Vice President of Marketing for Jaguar Land Rover North America. “On behalf of Land Rover and our retailers, we are proud to announce the voices of American and Canadian customers has been heard: The all new Defender will be for sale here starting in 2020. This announcement is a holiday gift to our Defender fans in North America and a hint of what’s to come in the New Year.”
Series Land Rover vehicles have garnered a cult-like following for both their iconic design and reputation for rugged go-anywhere utility, making them among the world’s most capable off-road vehicles. In the time since they were sold in the U.S. and Canada, “NAS-Spec” Defender vehicles have appreciated in value significantly and are widely sought after as collectors’ items for both off-road enthusiasts and those who appreciate the design aesthetic of the vehicle.
The Series Land Rover vehicles haven’t changed much since the idea for the first model was dreamed up shortly after World War II by the Wilks brothers on the shores of Red Wharf Bay, Wales, more than 70 years ago. With each successive design – from the Series 1, 2, and 3 Land Rover vehicles, to the later “Defender” branded vehicles – changes were largely evolutionary, rather than revolutionary.
Even the design of the previous generation Defender remained largely unchanged for the 33 years it was produced. Instantly recognizable by its rugged squared-off exterior, round headlights and signature rear-mounted spare tire, the Defender and all Series Land Rover vehicles have been lauded the world over; driven by farmers, military and police, celebrities, and even royalty. By one measure, it’s estimated that a Series Land Rover was the first automobile many of the world’s population ever saw in person.
With an all-new exterior and interior design, as well as a suite of the latest driver assistance and connectivity features available, the next-generation Defender will be a revolutionary product for Land Rover with even broader public appeal. When it debuts in 2019, the new model will represent 70 years of innovation and improvement in just one model year; honoring the model’s history for rugged durability, while thoroughly remaining a Defender for the 21st century.
All will be revealed in 2019.