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Bene Drops “Evil Spider”

Hailing from the suburbs of Auckland, 19-year-old indie pop artist Bene returns with her latest single “Evil Spider,” out today—listen HERE! Coming off the heels of her Gold-Certified hit “Soaked,” the up and coming singer and songwriter also announces her upcoming debut EP is set for release on June 28.
 
Of “Evil Spider,” Bene says, “‘Evil Spider’ is about wanting someone that’s already taken. When writing the song, I didn’t wanna make the lyrics too obviously evil, so I thought I’d turn myself into the spider, making it a lil lighter and making the song revolve around me weaving webs to lure the person, catch ‘em like a spider then reel them in. I remember humming ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ in the studio, which inspired the playful vibe of the song.”
 
Bene has emerged as New Zealand’s artist to watch with her chart-topping hit “Soaked,” which quickly climbed Spotify’s Viral Charts, accumulated over 17 million streams to date, charted on Australia’s Triple J radio’s Hottest 100 of 2018 and held the number one spot on New Zealand’s Shazam Top 100 for two months, not to mention achieved Gold Certification in New Zealand and Australia. With endorsements from Zane Lowe and Apple’s Beats1 radio, Bene went from playing her first small club gig to her first arena show—opening for longtime role model Lily Allen—in a matter of months. 

In support of “Evil Spider” and her upcoming debut EP, Bene will be performing at New York’s Mercury Lounge on June 17. Tickets are available now HERE.

OTR Releases “Heart” ft. Shallou

Indie artist OTR has signed to Astralwerks, who released his new single, “Heart” ft. Shallou, today. Shallou’s searing vocals paired with OTR’s evocative piano create a poignant yet ultimately transcendent track with the indelible refrain “We get out alive/in your heart.”  

Download / stream “Heart” HERE.

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Shallou – an independent artist who has earned SiriusXM #1 spotswith tracks like “Lie” and “Begin” and landed on the Billboard Dance charts – played “Heart” live for the massive crowd that gathered in the Sahara Tent for his set at both weekends of Coachella 2019.

Ryan, the 26-year old aerospace engineer-turned-producer behind OTR, uncovered his passion for music in 2012, when he began tinkeringon a dusty, run-down piano in his college dorm lobby to break up the routine of classes and studying. Shortly thereafter, he picked up a guitar and began experimenting with Logic on his MacBook Pro. Taking aninternship in Japan in 2014, he found himself living in the small town of in Kurashiki, with no friends and a major language barrier. To combat the isolation, he purchased a keyboard and a train pass and spent all his free time making music and traveling to bigger cities. When he returned to the States, Ryan moved into a neighborhood on the outskirts of downtown Cincinnati known as “Over-the-Rhine” or OTR. The once-neglected area had undergone a renaissance that mirrored his own journey of discovery as music went from hobby to career goal, so it became the ideal name for his project. 

As an independent artist, OTR has released a series of singles and the 2018 EP Unfold, racking up more than 7 million cumulative streams across DSPs. The Line of Best Fit observed, “OTR produces complex summer tinged pop that begs to be danced to.” NYLON noted, “A song called ‘Bliss’ has a lot to live up to. Luckily…[it] achieves just that-tenfold.” Praising his 2018 collaboration with Blondage, “Cold Facts,” Ones To Watch said, “we’re confident with just one push of the play button, you will become an instant devotee.” Last week, Thissongissickpremiered OTR’s remix of RKCB’s “Know Love”, and noted, “he has really outdone himself…another incredible release.”

Zucker and Cutler To Release brent

JEREMY ZUCKER AND CHELSEA CUTLER TO RELEASE brent ON MAY 3RD

“you were good to me” OUT NOW

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“a pop power duo” – PAPER Magazine

Singers, songwriters and producers Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler are surprising their fans with an extended play titled brent, releasing on May 3rd. Their new single, “you were good to me,” is out now—watch the video HERE!

In just three days, “you were good to me” amassed more than one million Spotify streams and is currently featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, It’s A Hit and Pop Rising playlists. brent was written and recorded by Zucker and Cutler in a remote cabin in upstate Connecticut last December. Read their letter to their fans announcing brent HERE!

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.

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Alec King “Keep It Real” Feat. Rich the Kid

ALEC KING RELEASES NEW VIDEO “KEEP IT REAL” FEAT. RICH THE KID

Buzzing Los Angeles-based artist Alec King releases the video for his new single “Keep It Real” feat. Rich The Kid. The visual brings the song to life with King’s wit intact, a wit that was tested when Rich The Kid couldn’t make the video shoot. Not one to pass up an opportunity to get creative, Alec used a JibJab animation style to bring Rich The Kid to meme-worthy, animated life.

The song appears on his debut EP Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 .

Watch “Keep It Real” feat. Rich The Kid: HERE

Alec King initially made waves in 2018 with his independent breakout “Visions.” It amassed 1.5 million Spotify streams as he landed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV. Simultaneously, “Boy Do We Love Alcohol” earned praise from Dancing Astronaut and more. With his profile rising, he landed a deal with The Heavy Group/Republic Records and emerges with a whole lot of heat in 2019. “Keep It Real” paves the way for more music and surprises to come from King in 2019.

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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.
 

BÜLOW RELEASES NEW EP CRYSTALLINE OUT NOW

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SET TO JOIN LAUV ON TOUR IN MAY

Award winning and multi-platinum pop iconoclast bülow has released a new EP, Crystalline, out today via Wax Records /Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. Listen to Crystalline HERE.  The new EP will also be available on vinyl and can be pre-ordered HERE.

Crystalline is made up on 7 songs and includes the hit single, “Sweet Little Lies”produced by Mike Wise who previously produced bülow’s smash-hit “Not A Love Song.”The song was written by the 19 year old artist about the the idea of creating false realities and escapes. The EP features multiple producers, including bülow herself who produced the interlude track “Back OFF”. On the new EP Crsytalline, bülow commented, “Through this album I get to relive feelings and emotions I won’t forget even if I want to. They’re out there now for the world to see . I’m proud of this moment and co-creators.”

Watch the video for “Sweet Little Lies” here.

Its been an exciting start to 2019 for bülow who picked up the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2019 JUNO Awards in London, ON. In addition to accepting her first JUNO Award bülow performed a captivating medley of her hit tracks, “Two Punks In Love” and “Not A Love Song” at the annual ceremony. Watch the performance, here.  Bülow made her SXSW debut this year and is set to perform at Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago this summer. Before she takes the stage at the famed music festival, bülow will join Lauv on the Asian leg of his tour this May.

About bülow German-born and Toronto-based pop-iconoclast, bülow, first burst onto the music scene with the release of EPs Damaged Vol. 1 & Damaged Vol. 2, each instantly resonating with critics and new fans alike.  Damaged Vol. 1 included fan favorite and global hit “Not A Love Song” which to date has clocked over 90 million streams and earned praise as “beautifully crafted” (NME), “pop genius” (Noisey), and a “star in the making” (Pigeon & Planes).  Damaged Vol. 2 included “You & Jennifer, “Honor Roll, and buzzworthy “SAD AND BORED, praised by PAPER as, “the perfect pop study in contrasts, and further confirms bülow as an artist to watch with razor-sharp wit to boot.” As well as HillyDilly calling her “one of the brightest new talents in pop.”  Last year, bülow made a splash on the international festival circuit, appearing at both the Electric Picnic and Reading Leeds festivals in Europe.  Although bülow has only just begun her musical journey her accomplishments stand tall as an impressive flag-bearer of things to come.

Lil West Drops “Somedays” Music Video

Today, Lil West shares the visuals for his rising hit single “Somedays.” Watch it HERE.
 
The song remains a standout from his brand new Vex Part 1 EP—available HERE via Nomad Music. The seven-song collection arrived to widespread critical acclaim just last week. HotNewHipHop described it as“impressive, genre-blending,” . The project as a whole has already put up numbers with almost 2 million cumulative streams.
 
All signs point to a major breakthrough for Lil West. In addition to putting up numbers on Soundcloud, Pigeons & Planes recently touted him among“16 New Artists to Look Out For in 2019,”as he garnered widespread praise from Fader, Lyrical Lemonade, Elevator, and Noisey who crowned him, “the Delaware loner forging rap’s strange future.” 

Jeremy Zucker “comethru” Remix

Today, Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter and producer Jeremy Zucker releases a remix of his breakout hit “comethru” featuring Bea Miller. Listen HERE!

“comethru,” taken from Jeremy’s latest EP summer, has an impressive 66 million streams on Spotify, and its video has over 24 million views to date and is featured on YouTube’s “Artist On The Rise” Trending Tab. On working with Bea to bring this remix to life, Jeremy says, “It’s been amazing to see how well this song has been received. I wanted to do something exciting for my fans and give it a new spin. I’ve been a fan of Bea for long time and thought she’d be the perfect addition the song. We got together a couple of weeks ago to make this remix, and I’m psyched about the way it came out.”

Recently returning from a sold out European and UK headline tour, fans can expect new music from Jeremy this spring.

Growing up in suburban New Jersey, 23-year-old singer, songwriter and producer Jeremy Zucker has always been surrounded by music. In 2015, he released his EP breathe as a freshman at Colorado College pursuing a degree in Molecular Biology. He cranked out songs in his dorm room and released them over Soundcloud—one every week. He later transferred them over to Spotify, where breathe’s lead single “Bout It” became the catalyst, hitting Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist. Following the massive streaming success of his 2017 single “talk is overrated” featuring blackbear, 2018’s intensely personal EP glisten delivered the groundbreaking song “all the kids are depressed,” the first widespread glimpse into Zucker’s songwriting ethos. The track has over 56 million Spotify streams to date and its powerful video, directed by Drew Kirsch (Felix Jaehn, blackbear, Louis the Child, Quinn XCII), has over 7 million views to date. Last May, he graduated from Colorado College and put his degree aside to finally pursue his dream of making music, which resulted in his latest EP, summer,. As Zucker enters this next phase of his career, he brings a new love letter to life that fans will undoubtedly connect with.

Mark Diamond Drops “Hummingbird One” EP

Rising Seattle singer and songwriter Mark Diamond drops his debut EP Hummingbird One today via Stardog Records/Republic Records.

Listen to Hummingbird One HERE!

The EP features Diamond’s recently released tracks, “Steady” and “Road,” which have received critical acclaim from Billboard, Ones To Watch, Variance Magazine and more, as well as two additional tracks, “Promise” and “London.” Not to mention, he has amassed almost 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and counting. 

Of the EP, Mark says, “Making Hummingbird One was such a special experience. I’ve never made music this quickly before in my life. It makes it even more special because these songs are me, right now, in this exact moment. I can say confidently say that these songs are exactly the way they want to be. I feel very connected to this universe after making this.”

At 25 years old, Mark Diamond is a Seattle native who grew up listening to Tom Petty, Hootie & The Blowfish, The Beatles, R.E.M and Robbie Williams with his dad in his 1969 Chevy Malibu. Up until recently, Mark, now based in Los Angeles, was living in Seattle and working at a coffee shop for the last four years. He has been hard at work on his upcoming project with his debut song, “Steady,” leading the way. The song is included in a very large arsenal of finished tracks that he completed in 24 days with talented writer and producer Richard Craker, writing and recording in both London and Los Angeles. With his music, Mark wants to make people feel every emotion possible. “I have never had more fun making music in my entire life. Music should make people feel good more than it makes them feel bad. Not necessarily ‘happy’ songs, but songs that make you feel better about life than when you started listening to it.”