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Produced and written by ALMA, Justin Tranter, and Mike Sabbath “When I Die” is the second installment from her highly anticipated debut album Have You Seen Her? set for release on the 5th of April 2019. It also marks the start of a period of continuous activity, which will see fans receive a new track with accompanying visual episodically into its release.
Shot in her native Finland and directed by celebrated Finish director Miikka Lommi, the video for “When I Die”depicts a gothic last supper scene and ALMA digging her own grave. “This song was born from a big conversation about when and how we leave the world is so out of our control. We spend so much time worrying about things out of our control, we’re always trying to be better, richer, more successful. We rarely appreciate the moments in front of us. Go to the party, blow your money (even if you have work tomorrow) you will survive!” says ALMA. “I wanted the video to look like our last party, what might the night look like if we knew this was it.”
“When I Die” highlights ALMA’s unique voice as a writer; honest, brave and fresh. As she says, “I’ve spent a lot of my life being told who to be, what to say or how to behave by the world. There’s constant pressure on us all to fit in and my music is about exactly the opposite. I want my fans to feel like they can be whoever, say whatever and look however when they listen to my music. Here you are accepted no matter what.”
ALMA – a 23-year-old with neon green hair, a magnetic punk attitude and a voice that could demolish buildings is part of a new wave of female powerhouses that have something say. Engaged and opinionated on issues from women’s rights to body positivity and sexuality ALMA is forward thinking and making a change.
Following her critically acclaimed EP “Dye My Hair” with platinum single “Chasing Highs”, smash track “Phases” FT French Montana (including an exclusive Charli XCX directed video) and her 2018 mixtape Heavy Rules; ALMA has garnered over 350 million combined Spotify plays and topped iTunes charts around the world.
Wrapping up 2018 on the road with long term collaborator and friend MØ this year’s headline dates promise an entirely new show, new music and some very special surprises along the way.
The new year has passed and the days are getting longer in the Northern Hemisphere and shorter in the Southern. Between cold temperatures and tremendous amounts of darkness, a diet filled with nutrients that aid our bodies is necessary. The owner of NuYu Revolution, Susan Rappaport, didn’t start her fitness journey until she was 39 years old. She is a weight loss success story and credits her own struggle with obesity and dieting for her eventual foray into a life of fitness.
Susan notes that ‘Many of us have our go-to foods that we habitually choose to eat through the year, but our body’s nutritional needs do, in fact, change along with nature. Eating thoughtfully with the seasons will support our body’s health, energy, and can even heighten our spirits.’
- If we eat seasonally, consuming fruits and vegetables that nature has given us at that precise time, the result is said to be that we will feel better, more youthful, and have a stronger immune system.
- Making food selections based on a spring, summer, fall, winter cycle, is believed to help keep the body in balance to avoid illness.
- Nature gives us what we need when we need it, so being mindful and selecting fresh and local fruits and vegetables is always a good choice. Seasonal food is fresher, tastier and more nutritious than food consumed out of season. Plus, it is less expensive, and supports the environment.
- Foods grown closer to where we live are harvested at the peak of freshness, and are not forced to undergo unnatural preserving processes. A recent study found that direct-to-consumer producers used less pesticides and herbicides than conventional producers. Eating locally exposes us to many options we may not otherwise eat, which is good for our health by adding a variety of nutrients to our diets and enhances our ability to combat illness.
Like any diet change undertaking, don’t go crazy with it! There are great benefits, but if it becomes your law, you may lose sight of the benefits. If your doctor recommends that you eat more leafy greens, and kale or collards are out of season but available in your store, don’t pass them up just to “eat seasonally.” Being mindful of seasonal eating gives you a whole new perspective and puts you on a path of awareness. Do what you can, when you can, and the winds of seasonal change will likely blow you in the direction of all around better health, which is a welcome byproduct all year round!
Ideal Winter Vitamins & The Foods Where Can Find Them:
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Essential in nerve function, supports brain function and red blood cells.
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Supports immune system and energy. Is an antioxidant, protects cells, improves iron absorption, promotes healthy teeth and gums, heals wounds, and strengthens the body to resist infection.
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Derived from both food and sunlight. Supports bone health, immune system, and calcium absorption. Helps keep bones strong and healthy.
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Antioxidant, protects cells, helps body process vitamin K more efficiently, and repairs muscle cells.
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Iron: Supports the oxygen being carried throughout the body, and promotes the making of red blood cells.
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Potassium: Decreases risk of stroke, lowers blood pressure, preserves muscle mass and bone density. Regulates fluid balance and controls the electrical activity of the heart and other muscles
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Zinc supports our immune system and helps our body’s ability to ward off illness.
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Join BET Networks and the multitalented R&B vocal group Next Town Down for an intimate showcase this Tuesday, October 16th at the E&C (Esther & Carol) Studio in New York City and Thursday, October 18th at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles, CA.
The group will be performing some fan favorites mixed with a few of their newest singles like “KISSIN ON” from their debut EP set for release later this month.
Beau Young Prince, a self-described “Southside kid with a North Side education” bred in urban Southeast DC, attended one of the highest ranked private schools in the Northern part of the city. “I was given a really unique experience,” he speaks of that duality. “I have the ability to combine both worlds where most people can’t.”
BYP’s training on classical and jazz upright bass was tempered by an eclectic playlist of sounds at home, from Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield to A Tribe Called Quest and André 3000, from Lenny Kravitz and Bad Brains to DC’s legendary Go-Go scene. As a teen he hit local talent shows, open mic’s, and rap battles, even burning CDs that he sold on the street. A graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, BYP kept the music going, hitting the Soundcloud wave early on, and performing three years in a row at the SXSW Music Conference.
In 2016, Beau Young Prince grabbed over a million streams with “Half & Half Tea” (Top 50 Viral U.S. Spotify chart, and Spotify Most Necessary playlist), off his critically acclaimed project Until Then, produced by longtime friend, New York City producer Yalamusiq. A year later, BYP connected with French producer YMNO for the Young Futura project. BYP’s subsequent release of his Sunset Blvd EP ensured that he was destined for greatness. Def Jam A&R soon caught the vibe as the DC star finally won his seat at the table.
Founded in 2012 by Peter Sidlauskas and Patrick Murray, Bronze 56k is a post-modern success story. As their lo-fi videos brought notoriety and internet fame to the skate crew from Queens, New York, the subversive nature of their telegenic presence added to a genuine sense of corporate intrigue. Today, Bronze 56k is best known for their unique blend of branded hardware and irreverent wardrobe staples.
First released in 1985, the Club C started life as a pro-level tennis trainer before eventually reaching ‘living legend’ status within the Reebok stable.
Emphasizing the Club C’s sports heritage vibes, the foundation of Bronze 56k’s design is the use of premium white leather. Terry cloth is another period-correct tennis touch, with the navy- toned fabric wrapping the ankles for luxurious comfort and enhanced sweat protection. Oversized tongue patches are a nod to Bronze 56k’s 90s-inspired tech aesthetic, while the Reebok ‘Union Jack’ logo looks right at home splashed across the Club C’s flanks. Custom drawstring bags are an added bonus.
Sensuous, accessible and bright, Boy Smells products elevate your intimate world.
Packaged in pink and conceived beyond the gender binary, Boy Smells candles and intimate apparel make loving your identity a daily ritual.
In 2015, Boy Smells began as an experiment in candle-making in the Los Angeles kitchen of co-founders and real-life partners Matthew Herman and David Kien. Herman and Kien– both fashion veterans who worked in design (Herman) and product development (Kien)– began by making the things they’d want to use on a daily basis, products that were fluid and essential.
“We wanted to have products that were embracing masculine and feminine simultaneously in a simple and straightforward way that wasn’t overtly targeted to one gender,” the founders say. “It’s a permission to harness your power from wherever you want it.”
Founder-invented scents like Cinderose, a union of rose and smoke, and Gardener, a compilation of tomato vine and honeysuckle, wrap traditionally masculine scents in a prettier bouquet. Burn up expectations, release clear intentions.
Boy Smells candles are all developed and mixed in the founders’ home in Los Angeles with essential oils, all-natural coconut and beeswax. The candles hand-poured in a reusable glass vessel, and hand-labeled in Los Angeles, California.
In 2018, Boy Smells launched Boy Smells, Unmentionables their first collection of intimate apparel, a new direction in the brand’s study of closeness. Made for all genders and all sizes, Boy Smells light jersey underwear are made in Peru from luxurious Pima Cotton, and dyed with an eco-friendly process to a palette of neo-natural colors that are skin-tone adjacent and inclusive.
Beginning in 2019, Boy Smells will branch into apothecary, introducing a set of new products that make daily habits therapeutic and self-affirming.
Currently carried in over 200 retail locations worldwide, with 16 original scents, votive sets, and 9 Unmentionables styles.
The 16-year old phenomenon, with her magnetic vocals and honest words, offers a fresh perspective on bad boys and bad choices.
The song was released by the American-based major record label, Virgin Records.
To give music to your ears, you can download/stream her new single here.
Gray recorded “My Story” at Alpha Dog Studio Complex in London with producer Sky Adams.
Originally, Gray was known for being seen as a Los Angeles-based social media superstar who has more than 13 million Instagram followers–crazy, right?
Now, she can start being known as the one with music with her new super cool hit.
Her love her music started at age 13 when she sang a Vance Joy cover onstage at a meet-and-greet tour event.
“My hear was racing, but then I ended up getting this great reaction which made me realize, okay. I can do this,” says Gray.
Determined to creating her own distinct brand of pop music, she began uploading her songs online. Her YouTube videos start gaining attraction and popularity with over six million views each.
At age 14, she revealed her natural finesse as an entrepreneur by negotiating her own deal with Target. With their help, she created a fashion line inspired by vintage pop art.
If you haven’t heard of Maggie Rogers yet..it’s about time you seriously do.
Produced by Grammy-award winning producer, Greg Kurstin, Rogers’ new upbeat song exhibits a soft touch of romance as it is aground by darkness and defensiveness.
Kurstin has previously worked with Adele, Sia, Foo Fighters and many others so it’s to no surprise that his help with Rogers’ “Give A Little” is such a success already.
Ever since Rogers released her first album The Echo back in 2012, her talent in the music industry has evolved and blossomed into something more beautiful every time. This change is evident throughout her music over the course of years as she gains an even larger fan base during the process.
Interested in seeing where Rogers will be showing? She will be the headline for two sold out shows at Koko in London which takes place the 29th and 30th of August, following her performances at the U.K.’s Reading and Leeds Festival at the BBC Radio 1 Stage.
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is yet another event where Rogers’ will be performing at which takes place on the 22nd and 23rd of September.
Did you think that was the last of Maggie Rogers’ appearance this year? Think not! She will also perform as a co-headline at All Things Go Fall Classic which is one of Washington D.C.’s LARGEST signature festivals. By her side on October 6th is also LPX (Lizzy Plapinger).
A fan of hers already? We knew you would. You can all her tour dates right here –RSVP fast!
As for her “Give A Little” song, stay tuned in the next upcoming weeks for her official music video!