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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.

View the visualizer HERE.

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.”

Beabadoobee Releases EP

Beabadoobee Releases EP Loveworm via Dirty Hit Records

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PRESS HERE To Listen To “Disappear”

London based bedroom-pop songwriter Beabadoobee has released her sophomore EP, Loveworm, on Dirty Hit Records. Billboard, who released a track by track of Loveworm, highlighted Bea Kristi’s “languid vocals, pointed songwriting chops and jangly, grunge-inspired sound” on the new EP, which you can PRESS HERE to stream.

“This EP Loveworm was inspired by all the music I listened to during a hard time in my life,” Bea told Pigeons and Planes who named her one of the Best New Artists for April. “It helped me forget about everything. From The Moldy Peaches to Pavement to Daniel Johnston, music was always a means of escapism for me. I wanted to make songs that could belong to one of my playlists. Something people can dance and cry to. The songs on Loveworm pretty much sum up what I was feeling at the time… love is hard, complicated and I’m pretty fragile. Sometimes it’s hard to balance that with school and music but I guess writing the songs for the EP helped me a whole lot. And I hope it helps some people out too.”

Born in Manilla and raised in London, Bea Kristi began recording music as Beabadoobee in 2017. Her first track, “Coffee” gathered hundreds of thousands of streams in a matter of days, through a fan-uploaded video. Since then, her songs have amassed millions of streams between her own self-released recordings and her debut EP, Patched Up (released via Dirty Hit) which features “If You Want To” and “Dance With Me“, and has received support from Noisey, Nylon, The Fader, Bustle and The Guardian, amongst others with NME already crowning her as one of their 100 essential artists to watch in 2019.

Loveworm Track Listing

  1. Disappear
  2. 1999
  3. Apple Cider
  4. Ceilings
  5. Angel
  6. You Lie All The Time
  7. Soren

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Hey Violet’s “Better By Myself”

HEY VIOLET RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BETTER BY MYSELF” TODAY

ON HI OR HEY/CAPITOL RECORDS

OFFICIAL VIDEO ALSO DEBUTS TODAY HERE

TICKETS ON-SALE TODAY FOR UPCOMING SHOWS IN SAN FRANCISCO, L.A., NYC, AND WASHINGTON DC

“Better By Myself” is the first new music the Los Angeles-based alt-pop band has released since

their critically acclaimed 2017 debut album From the Outside.

Hey Violet release a new single “Better By Myself” today on Hi or Hey/Capitol Records and available for streaming and purchase from all digital partners. In addition, an official video for the song, directed by Marcella Cytrynowicz, debuts today. Watch it HERE. “Better By Myself” which was co-written by Hey Violet, Gabe Simon, and producer Daniel Nigro, is the first of four new tracks the band is set to release throughout the Spring and Summer.

“Better By Myself” captures the duality inherent in feeling invincible in solitude because you don’t need anyone, but recognizing that perhaps being totally alone isn’t necessarily the best path forward. “It’s about being in an unhealthy relationship and having the courage to leave, but realizing maybe you’re isolating a little much,” says Hey Violet frontwoman Rena Lovelis. “I think we need to fall in love with ourselves before we fall in love with anybody else and that’s why the song sounds so celebratory. It’s about finding that happy medium between I don’t need anyone, which tends to be a defense mechanism, and being truly okay with yourself.”

Hey Violet’s 2017 debut album From the Outside featured the singles “Guys My Age,” which has amassed over 230 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), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass) 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.

Hey Violet will perform several upcoming shows to celebrate the release of their new music.

All dates are below. Tickets go on sale today here.

May 28th San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall

May 30th Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour

June 5th New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

June 6th Washington, DC – Union Stage

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Noah Kahan to Debut Busyhead

NOAH KAHAN ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM BUSYHEAD OUT JUNE 14TH

TO EMBARK ON NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR THIS FALL

NEW SINGLE “MESS” OUT NOW

Today, Noah Kahan announces his highly anticipated debut album, Busyhead, will be released this summer on June 14th. In celebration of the release, Noah will be heading out on The Busyhead Tour across North America this fall, returning to headline larger venues coming off of a 2018 sold out tour. The tour kicks off at Granada Theater in Dallas on September 19th and includes dates in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco and more. See the full list of dates below. Album pre-order and ticket on-sale will be available this Friday, April 12th at 10AM local time here.

Noah recently released the video for “Mess,” the lead single off Busyhead. Watch it HERE! The song already has over 2 million Spotify streams to date, received critical praise from Billboard, NYLON, Idolator, Popdust, EARMILK, Baeble, Ones To Watch and more, and continues to climb the Triple A Radio Chart. Fresh off the road with James Bay on his North American tour and Leon Bridges on his Australian tour, Noah is currently touring with Dean Lewis in Europe and the U.K. See the list of upcoming dates below.

In two shorty 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,” which racked up over 200 million global streams to date and went triple platinum in Australia and gold in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand. The song also 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. Meanwhile, his singles “Young Blood” and “False Confidence” also racked up millions of streams, as he sold out headline tours in North America, Europe, and the U.K. and hit the road with artists like George Ezra and Leon Bridges. Not to mention, he has garnered critical acclaim from Billboard, Stereogum, NYLON, Clash, Idolator, and more. In the midst of this whirlwind, Noah assembled his upcoming full-length debut album, Busyhead. 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. Busyhead is set for release on June 14th.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

April 8                       Munich, Germany                Backstage Werk*

April 10                     Hamburg, Germany             Docks*

April 11                     Berlin, Germany                  Astra Kulturhaus*

April 13                     Amsterdam, Netherlands     Paradiso*

April 14                     Brussels, Belgium                Ancienne Belgique*

April 15                     London, UK                          O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*

April 16                     London, UK                          O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*

April 18                     Glasgow, UK                        SWG3*

April 19                     Manchester, UK                   O2 Ritz*

April 21                     Dublin, Ireland                      Vicar Street*

September 19          Dallas, TX                            The Granada Theater

September 20          Houston, TX                         White Oak Music Hall

September 21          Austin, TX                            Emo’s

September 24          Indianapolis, IN                    Deluxe at Old National Centre

September 25          Nashville, TN                       Cannery Ballroom

September 27          Atlanta, GA                          Variety Playhouse

September 28          Asheville, NC                       The Grey Eagle

September 29          Raleigh, NC                         Lincoln Theatre

October 3                 New York, NY                      Webster Hall

October 4                 Boston, MA                          Paradise Rock Club

October 7                 Washington, DC                  9:30 Club

October 8                 Philadelphia, PA                  Union Transfer

October 10               South Burlington, VT           Higher Ground

October 12               Montreal, QC                       Corona Theatre

October 13               Toronto, ON                         The Danforth Music Hall

October 15               Detroit, MI                            Majestic Theatre

October 17               Madison, WI                         Majestic Theatre

October 18               Minneapolis, MN                  First Avenue

October 19               Chicago, IL                           House of Blues

October 22               Englewood, CO                   The Gothic Theatre

October 25               Portland, OR                        Wonder Ballroom

October 26               Vancouver, BC                    The Commodore Ballroom

October 27               Seattle, WA                          Neumos

October 30               San Francisco, CA              August Hall

November 1             Los Angeles, CA                  The Fonda Theatre

November 2             San Diego, CA                     House of Blues

* Supporting Dean Lewis

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Maggie Rogers Announces North American Tour Dates

 Just before launching her sold-out spring tour tonight, Maggie Rogers announced a new series of North American dates. The Heard It In A Past Life tour will kick off on July 26 at Thompson’s Point in Portland, ME. The outing will include a two-night stand at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall (October 1 & 2) and shows at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA (September 20), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (October 15) and ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin (October 19).  Empress Of and Jacob Banks will join Rogers as support. Visit https://www.maggierogers.com/live/ for itinerary. The acclaimed producer/songwriter/performer will also play numerous festivals, including Coachella. 

 

Pre-sale tickets for the summer/fall shows go on sale to members of Rogers’ fan club on Monday, March 25th.  The AMEX pre-sale begins on Monday, March 25thand the Spotify pre-sale starts on Wednesday, March 27th.  Tickets go on sale to the general public here on Friday, March 29th, at 10:00 AM local time. AEG Presents will present the majority of Rogers’ fall tour. The remaining dates will be presented by independent promoters. Rogers recently wrapped up a tour of the U.K., Ireland and Europe. At London’s O2 Academy Brixton, Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine joined her onstage for a performance of “Light On.”

 

Rogers is touring in support of her Capitol Records debut album, Heard It In A Past Life, which entered Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart at No. 1 and charted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. It has sold nearly 200,000 album adjusted units to date with cumulative streams across all tracks exceeding 400 million. Her current single, “Light On,” topped Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart for two consecutive weeks. Rogers recently performed “Burning,” another track from the album, on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” View here.

 

In this feature, The New York Times said, “‘Heard It in a Past Life’ is a collection of buoyant electronic pop songs, but the lyrics are unmistakably the work of an introvert struggling to recalibrate.” Rolling Stone awarded the album four stars and hailed it as “a laser focused statement with nary a wasted lyric or synth line.”TIME said, “The album confirms Rogers as a tender but powerful musical force, putting her in the company of a group of solo female artists claiming space outside of the typical machines of pop, country or R&B.” NPR Music noted, “’Heard It In A Past Life’ (is) smart sparkling pop.”

 

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 and numerous publications – including Rolling StoneNYLON, SPINBillboard and more – have tipped her as an artist to watch. NPR named her one of its Favorite Musicians and The New Yorker declares, “Maggie Rogers is an artist of her time.”  Rogers’ television performances include “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Named as 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.

 

Maggie Rogers – Heard It In A Past Life World Tour – Summer/Fall 2019

 

+ Empress Of to support 

^ Jacob Banks to support

 

Newly Announced Dates

7/26Portland, METhompson’s Point

7/30North Adams, MAMASS MoCA

7/31Toronto, ONRebel

9/12Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

9/13Vancouver, BCOrpheum

9/14Seattle, WAWaMu Theater

9/17Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl

9/20Berkeley, CAGreek Theatre

9/23Denver, COThe Mission Ballroom

9/24Kansas City, MOArvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

9/26Minneapolis, MNThe Armory

9/28Columbus, OHExpress Live!+

9/30Pittsburgh, PAStage AE+

10/1New York, NYRadio City Music Hall+

10/2New York, NYRadio City Music Hall+

10/4Philadelphia, PASkyline Stage @ The Mann+

10/5Boston, MAWang Theatre – Boch Center+

10/8Washington, DCThe Anthem+

10/9Charlotte, NCThe Fillmore Charlotte^

10/11St. Augustine, FLThe Amp^

10/12Orlando, FLHard Rock Orlando^

10/15Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium^

10/18Dallas, TXBomb Factory^

10/19Austin, TXACL Live at The Moody Theater^

 

Noah Kahan New Single

NOAH KAHAN UNVEILS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “MESS”

TOURING WITH JAMES BAY IN NORTH AMERICA THROUGH MARCH AND WITH DEAN LEWIS IN EUROPE AND THE U.K. IN APRIL

WATCH HERE

Today, Noah Kahan releases the video for his new single, “Mess.” Watch it HERE! Produced by Kahan’s frequent collaborator Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid), the song has already received praise from Billboard, NYLON, Idolator, EARMILK, Baeble, Ones To Watch and more.

Of the inspiration behind the video, Noah says, “I initially called ‘Mess’ ‘Feed the Dogs’ because my pups were a huge part of the inspiration for the tune. When I was in Vermont after high school, they were my only company during what was a lonesome time. With that in mind, I knew I had to make the music video be centered around dogs. Despite my dogs’ jealousy, we got 11 trained professional dogs (who were way more famous than me) for the shoot in LA and shot a video I really loved. Hope you guys like it too!”

“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 16 million streams to date and peaked in the top 5 at Triple A radio in the U.S.

Noah Kahan is currently on the road with James Bay this month on his North American tour. 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 here

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.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

March 14                  Toronto, ON                         Sony Centre for the Performing Arts^

March 16                  Montreal, QC                       Place Des Arts^

March 18                  Royal Oak, MI                      Royal Oak Music Theatre^

March 19                  Chicago, IL                          The Riviera Theatre^

March 20                  Minneapolis, MN                  State Theatre^

March 22                  Denver, CO                          Fillmore Auditorium^

March 23                  Salt Lake City, UT               The Union Event Center^

March 25                  Los Angeles, CA                  The Wiltern^

March 27                  Oakland, CA                        Fox Theater^

March 30                  Portland, OR                        Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall^

March 31                  Vancouver, BC                    Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre^

April 3                       Seattle, WA                          Paramount Theatre^

April 6                       Frankfurt, Germany             Gibson*

April 7                       Zurich, Switzerland              Kaufleuten*

April 8                       Munich, Germany                Backstage Werk*

April 10                     Hamburg, Germany             Docks*

April 11                     Berlin, Germany                   Astra Kulturhaus*

April 13                     Amsterdam, Netherlands     Paradiso*

April 14                     Brussels, Belgium                Ancienne Belgique*

April 15                     London, UK                          O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*

April 16                     London, UK                          O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*

April 18                     Glasgow, UK                        St Luke’s*

April 19                     Manchester, UK                   O2 Ritz*

April 21                     Dublin, Ireland                     Vicar Street*

^ Supporting James Bay

* Supporting Dean Lewis

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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment.  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

Melii “HML” Music Video

Melii has shared the video for her recent single “HML” ft. A Boogie wit da Hoodie. Shot by Michael Garcia, the “HML” video stars the fast-rising Harlem-based singer/songwriter/rapper alongside A Boogie.

 

Watch the video for “HML” by Melii ft. A Boogie wit da Hoodie HERE.

 

Released last month via Rule#1/Interscope Records, “Hit My Line” premiered as a Zane Lowe World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1. The track finds Melii facing off against A Boogie in a hot and heavy duet, its bouncy beat proving to be a perfect backdrop to her magnetic vocals.

 

Melii is now touring the U.S. as part of Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour, which kicked off last week. The two recently collaborated on “Wit the Shits (W.T.S.),” a track from Meek Mill’s new album Championships (a #1 hit on the Billboard 200).

 

Dates for Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour featuring Melii:

 

02/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

03/01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic

03/05 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium

03/08 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

03/09 – Detroit, MI @ The Fox Theatre

03/12 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

03/13 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

03/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The MET

03/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The MET

03/19 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre

03/20 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center

03/21 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem

03/23 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

03/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy

 

Recently featured on NYLON’s “15 Up-And-Coming Artists To Watch In 2019” list, Melii is now at work on her debut project Phases: a narrative-based exploration of her past, from the painful memories to the major triumphs that ultimately led to her breakout success.

 

Over the past year, Melii has drawn acclaim for singles like “Icey (Spanish Remix)” (named “one of the year’s starkest rap hits” by Jon Caramanica of the New York Times), “La Envidia Mata” (dubbed a “sledgehammer of a single” by Rolling Stone), “Como Si Na” (featured on a “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” from TIME), and “See Me” (praised as a “baddie anthem” by HotNewHipHop). She’s also earned admiration from Billboard, who stated that “Every few years, a new artist emerges from Harlem, ready to take on the rap world…In 2018, that spotlight belongs to Melii.”

Monica Martin Releases New Single

MONICA MARTIN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “PATIENT”

LISTEN HERE

“(Monica Martin) examines the cruelty of denial and staying in a broken relationship.” – NPR

[Of “Thoughtless”] “a low-key and ultra-cool track” – NYLON

“She is definitely One To Watch.” – Idolator

“Martin is both evocative and sinfully infectious to listen to.” – EARMILK

“[“Cruel” is] a promising first solo step for an already established indie-pop voice.” – Ones To Watch

Today, Chicago-born and Los Angeles-based songstress Monica Martin releases her new single “Patient” via Republic Records.

Get it HERE!

“Patient” exclusively premiered on Consequence of Sound, who said, “The track finds the former PHOX frontwoman trying to find strength in pushing a loved one away while pop piano melodies sadly sway under constantly building alt-folk orchestration.” The song, produced by Jon Green (James Bay, Paloma Faith) and featuring noteworthy musician Ian Fitchuk (producer of Kacey Musgraves’ Grammy Award-winning album Golden Hour), marries acoustic guitars and steady beats. Blurring the lines between pop, alternative and folk, the lyrics evoke an emotional plea, “You’re going to have to be patient with me.” “Patient” follows her previously released singles “Thoughtless” and “Cruel.”

Of the track Monica Martin notes, “We all are on respective journeys to unpack mental baggage and needing to create that space while in a relationship can be really tough…especially when someone wants to feel needed, you can be perpetually soothed, and while that feels great and all, that limits you from forging healthy mental pathways for yourself. ‘Patient’ is a song asking for space; I want to be my best so my relationship isn’t about co-dependence.”

Kicking off what promises to be a breakout year, Monica continues to attract widespread critical praise. The 405 recently praised her “songwriting that’s undeniably truthful,” meanwhile, Flaunt claimed, “Her bewitched alto resonance sets a mood while lyrics document her inner confusions from past and present relationships.”

Monica Martin has bewitched listeners everywhere with a quirky and quixotic take on pop since 2012. She fronted PHOX as the group became an indie phenomenon whose resume included prime festival spots and late-night television appearances. She joined forces with Jeremy Larson of Violents in 2017 to release Awake And Pretty Much Sober and relocated to Los Angeles to begin work on her own project later that year. She has attracted acclaim from NPR, The New York Times, Consequence of Sound and more. Her debut single, “Cruel,” produced by notable British producer Eg White (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Sam Smith), set the stage for more music in 2019.

LISTEN TO “PATIENT” HERE

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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment.  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

Maggie Rogers Named YouTube’s Next Artist On The Rise

In a striking, single-shot video, acclaimed producer/songwriter/performer Maggie Rogers performs her No. 1 single, “Light On,” with 50 fans and guitarist Elle Puckett.  Produced by La Blogothèque (Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton), the video was filmed last November in Paris and directed by Elie Girad. View the clip HERE. 

Rogers has been chosen as the first YouTube Artist On The Rise (AOTR) of 2019. The program features eight artists of varied genres over the course of a year. 2018, the inaugural year of AOTR, featured such artists as Rosalía, Brockhampton, Ella Mai, and many more. Rogers has also been named a Twitter Music #ArtistToFollow. The new program highlights one emerging artist per month by using their Twitter Music profile to showcase their voice and personality.

“Light On” – which is from Rogers’ Capitol Records debut album, Heard It In A Past Life, set for January 18 release – topped Billboard’s first Adult Alternative Songs tally of 2019.  Rolling Stone awarded the single four stars, and praises “Light On” as “a cathartic counterpoint to today’s pop-empowerment anthems.”Streams of “Light On” surpassed one million globally in under a week and are approaching 25 million.

Rogers will celebrate the release of Heard It In A Past Life with performances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (January 16) and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (January 22). She made her “Saturday Night Live” debut last fall. Rogerswill play a sold-out album release show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on January 17. Most of her North American dates, sold out at on sale including a March 29 show at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom which sold out in minutes.  She will embark on her global headline tour on February 14th in Dublin, Ireland before hitting the U.S. in March.  Rogers will also perform at Coachella in April- visit https://www.maggierogers.com/live/ for itinerary.

Heard It In A Past Life is now available for pre-order in CD, digital and vinyl formats. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive the five tracks that have been released thus far: “Light On,” “Give A Little,” “Alaska,” “On + Off” and “Fallingwater.” Cumulative streams for these five songs already exceed 230 million globally.

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 and numerous publications – including Rolling StoneNYLON, SPINBillboard and more – have tipped her as an artist to watch. NPR named her one of its Favorite Musicians and The New Yorker declares, “Maggie Rogers is an artist of her time.”  Rogers’television performances include “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

Melii Releases Single “HML”

Harlem-based singer/songwriter/rapper Melii continues her run of head-turning singles with “HML,” a new track featuring Bronx rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie. Released today via Rule#1/Interscope Records, “Hit My Line” was Zane Lowe’s World Record this morning on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and is available now through all digital retailers.

 

Listen to “HML” by Melii ft. A Boogie wit da Hoodie HERE

 

On “HML,” Melii faces off against A Boogie in a hot and heavy duet. The track’s bouncy beat makes a perfect backdrop to her magnetic vocals, which slip from delicate to fierce with undeniable command.

 

“HML” follows Melii’s recent single “See Me,” a December release praised by HotNewHipHop as a “baddie anthem” that “serves as a pick me up for those struggling through the dynamics of relationships in the digital era.” The 21-year-old artist’s latest features also include her collaboration with Meek Mill on “Wit the Shits (W.T.S.),” a track from his new album Championships (a #1 hit on the Billboard 200).

 

Recently featured on NYLON’s “15 Up-And-Coming Artists To Watch In 2019” list, Melii is now at work on her debut project Phases: a narrative-based exploration of her past, from the painful memories to the major triumphs that ultimately led to her breakout success.

 

Melii has drawn acclaim for singles like “Icey (Spanish Remix)” (named “one of the year’s starkest rap hits” by Jon Caramanica of the New York Times), “La Envidia Mata” (dubbed a “sledgehammer of a single” by Rolling Stone), and “Como Si Na” (featured on a “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” from TIME). She’s also earned admiration from Billboard, who stated that “Every few years, a new artist emerges from Harlem, ready to take on the rap world…In 2018, that spotlight belongs to Melii.”