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HER releases video for ‘Icarus’

Today, Her returns with the video for their latest single, “Icarus”—watch here. The song was written by frontman Victor Solf in memory of his best friend and co-founder of Her, Simon Carpentier. The video was directed by French film director Rodrigue Huart for Studio+, and it features various symbols from past Her videos, “Queens,” “SWIM,” and “Blossom Roses,” which represent renewal, hope and melancholy.

Of the song, Solf says, “‘Icarus’ is a song that I wrote in memory of Simon, and it explains why I am continuing now. This video is very special to me because it tells the whole story of Her in one video. Core fans will be able to recognize several symbols from our past videos.”

“Icarus” is taken from Her’s critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album released earlier this year—listen here. The debut album also features Her’s hit tracks, “We Choose,” “Neighborhood” and “On & On” (feat. AnnenMayKantereit & Roméo Elvis).

While still in school, the half-German Victor Solf and the French Simon Carpentier met in 2007, bonded like long lost brothers, started making music together equally informed by old school soul a la Otis Redding and post-Yeezus hip-hop and formed Her in 2015. Success followed as the breakout “Five Minutes” soundtracked Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” campaign and eventually generated over 8 million Spotify streams. The duo released a pair of EPs Her Tape #1 and Her Tape #2, spawning fan favorites such as “Quite Like,” “Union,” “Her” and amassing over 20 million cumulative Spotify streams. Merging artfully seductive and provocative visuals and dreamy newer wave pop with a jazz undercurrent, the boys crisscrossed the globe in support of the EPs, including making waves stateside. In the middle of it all, unbeknownst to anyone but those closest to him, Simon lost a long, quiet and arduous battle with cancer in August 2017. With his friend’s spirit always close by, Victor worked on what would become the duo’s 2018 major label full-length debut, Her [Republic Records].

WATCH THE “ICARUS” VIDEO HERE

LISTEN TO HER’S DEBUT ALBUMHERE

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Bobby Sessions New MV

BOBBY SESSIONS PLANS A REVOLUTION IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO “PICK A SIDE”

WATCH HERE:
https://BobbySessions.lnk.to/PickASideVideo

LISTEN TO “PICK A SIDE” HERE:
https://BobbySessions.lnk.to/PickASide
BOBBY SESSIONS IS TRYING TO START A DIALOGUE
WATCH THE DALLAS RAPPER’S NEW VIDEO FOR “PICK A SIDE.”
http://www.thefader.com/2018/06/13/bobby-sessions-pick-a-side-video-interview?utm_source=tftw

When Bobby Sessions released the video for his major label debut single “Like Me” with Def Jam Records in April, viewers witnessed a visceral, charged statement. With a noose around his neck, the Dallas rapper drew parallels between lynchings and modern day police killings with a captivating intensity in his delivery and lyricism. By the end of the record Sessions defies the oppression that systemic injustice meant to induce in him.

Today, Bobby Sessions’s latest single “Pick A Side” premieres on The FADER and the artist’s mission continues to unfold. With “Pick A Side,” Sessions sets his sights on controversial black figures, equating the behavior of Candace Owens, Jason Whitlock, Ray Lewis, Omarosa and more, who are addressed in the track and music video, to house slaves informing on the subversive activity of slaves in the field. “The same way a person would sacrifice his or her relationship with the people on the field in order to get in good with the master, we have the same thing happening today where there are black people in positions of power and positions of influence that have opportunities to shed light on real situations affecting their own people,” Sessions says. “Instead, they dismiss them in the pursuit of getting the acceptance of white people in positions of power and it needs to be called out.”

The video showcases how a revolution happens. It starts small with pictures of the people Sessions believes need to pick a side while speaking to his people and as he’s delivering the information he’s posing to them, which side are you on?

In February, when it was announced that you signed with Def Jam you mentioned quitting your job in 2015 and dedicating yourself to becoming a great rapper and manifesting this current success. Can you explain that process a little more?

When you’re working a job, after you pay all your bills, you’re broke anyway. At least at my pay rate I was. I was spending all my money on music. I would go to work from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., I would sit in traffic in a car with no AC in record hot Texas summers from 5:30 to 6:30 maybe eat from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and I would would record from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Dojo every single day. That was my thing. By the time I got done paying for that and paying for my bills, I was broke anyway. I thought, I’m either gonna stay here and be a hamster in the wheel or I can be out there and go for my dreams. I’m in my early twenties making these decisions. I can go back and still get a job later if that’s really what I want to do but the real fear and real danger is not doing it because I was scared of me being 50 and 60 living with “what if?” It was super easy to leave and that’s the reason I mentioned quitting my job.

How did signing to Def Jam fit into the vision you had yourself and your career?

I always fantasized about how it would feel to sign with Def Jam and then I got signed by Eminem’s manager (Paul Rosenberg, now the CEO of Def Jam), and the way I always thought that that would feel… it didn’t feel any different than how much I peacocked my chest out when I walked out of my old job. When I signed my contract in New York it felt the same way when I imagined that I signed the contract. That’s the main message that I try to get out to people. The reality that I lived in is that I’m the greatest rapper that ever came from Dallas. I don’t think of any other reality other than that in regards to Dallas in particular. And since that’s true, then, of course, I’ll have the right energy to attract my deal going through to when I shot my first video. Of course I came out of that, because that was my mentality before that was a consensus with everybody else.

What are you trying to manifest through your music?

I want to make material that’s way bigger than me. I’ve been talking about race in particular on all my projects. Go back to Law of Attraction and my album cover is a gorilla that’s literally shredding its outer. The gorilla represented the negative image that white people have on black people. So you saw me as an animal but I’m shattering your view of me with this art and through the law of attraction. My broad mission is to empower all black people around the world. That’s my main mission.

I feel like there’s a lot of psychological damage, psychological trauma that we inherited that never got addressed and it’s still never been addressed. It’s been quiet, it’s taboo to even be talking about. It’s a bunch of things that need to be addressed globally. The effects of white supremacy all around the world and [I want to] do as much as I can to get us as a people to manifest and be our best self. My individual goal, I want to make sure that when we look back at the history of the greatest rappers ever, I want my name to be mentioned at the top of the list. As I’m getting older, I’m realizing that individual goal is subjective. The impact that I really have in the booth that’s what I want to be measured by.

Tell us about the new single, “Pick A Side.”

The song is talking about field and house niggas and how you have to pick a side. This is a different time and this is not a time where you can straddle the fence. Our generation’s done a good job of, “let’s try to see all sides of everything.” OK, after you evaluated … pick a side. Don’t be scared of what side you’re standing on.

Even thinking back to slave times, you had the field negroes outside picking the cotton, manning the land and then you had the house negro, who was inside the house, typically lighter skinned, and he had a bunch of temporary privileges over the black people in the field. When the master and the master’s family is done eating, you get the scraps at the end. You also notify me if there’s some people on the field doing something they’re not supposed to be doing you come tell it to me. We have the same thing happening today where there are black people in positions of power and positions of influence that have opportunities to shed light on real situations affecting their own people but instead they dismiss them in the pursuit of getting acceptance of white people in positions of power and it needs to be called out.

In the video that would be Candace Owens, Jason Whitlock, Ray Lewis, right?

There’s two people in particular I call out on the record: Jason Whitlock and Ray Lewis. [Lewis] is someone I really idolized as a football player, and, when I heard his comments on Colin Kaepernick, how he should only worry about football, I felt like he was trying to appease the white people at his network as opposed to shedding light on our community. So it’s not to say he is a house nigga, it’s to say that I need you to pick a side and don’t think that these white people love you for having these opinions. If the white people you work with truly care about humanity they will let you say that. You don’t have to throw your community under the bus in order to get cool with another community. If we’re all supposed to be one community it should make a white person sick to their stomach that black people are getting murdered for no reason if we’re really all one race.

“Pick A Side” was a bit of a hometown affair featuring production from Sikwitit and video direction from German Torres, two creatives you’ve worked with for a long time in Dallas. Why was it important to keep it close to home?

It’s important to take care of home first. We have some great content from both of those guys so we wanted to give them the first dibs on creating content for us now that we have this new platform. Sickwitit and I have done a lot of great records together and I think we’ve crafted a song together and I think I’m excited for everybody to experience it for the first time. This one is different because the style of these songs as compared to the other songs are very different. We’re definitely two different people than when we first started. The sound now is a lot more disruptive.

Coach K teaches a Masterclass

Catch Quality Control Record’s Coach K as he heads to Morehouse College Wednesday night to teach a masterclass with students in Atlanta, 7pm EST, followed by a Q&A at 8pm. The event will be livestreamed Wednesday night on Morehouse TV

 

How does Coach K maintain balance and keep it real while working as   Label Coo, Artist Manager, studio owner, deal broker and – more often than not – Father Figure to Migos, Lil Yachty, Trippie Redd, Lil Baby, Stefflon Don and more?

 

How did he stick to his vision and create his own blueprint for success in the midst of the chaos of dealing with artists and making their visions a reality? 

 

Join the livestream this Wednesday, 7pm at Morehouse College, an historic African American college and the alma mater of many rhodes scholars and civil leaders, including Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CHRIS STYLEZ “FALL FOR ME”

In an era where most indie artists are secretly funded by major labels, and music gets carefully selected by gatekeepers based on the least resistance, people are starving for a change. Rising artist Chris Stylez took a non-traditional path to success forcing people in the conventional music system to question how he pulled it off.

 

Canada-born, New York-based R&B artist Chris Stylez became something of a viral sensation summer of 2016 after his song “Who Is” amassed over 50 million loops on Vine and hit Spotify Viral Charts in more than 16 countries. However, it’s difficult to pin down Stylez as a child of internet culture. With a polished tone reminiscent of a Voodoo-era D’Angelo, and the legendary soul sensation Marvin Gaye, it’s clear that the music comes from an authentic place.

 

Blazing his path from Toronto artist to downtown New York fixture was the product of habitual traveling in search of inspiration. After spending time creating and collaborating in Atlanta and Los Angeles, in addition to touring his way through Europe’s underground music scene, Chris finally landed in NY. Upon meeting Chris in person, Ozy.com interviewer Jeff Vasishta wrote “he seems to know everybody.”

 

Stylez decided to self-fund his releases leading to an organic groundswell of interest. After sending his dancehall influenced single “Relapse” directly to club and mixshow DJs, the record began to chart in multiple cities on Shazam. That led to radio spins in US, Canada, and Australia with no label or radio promoter on board (a practically impossible feat).

 

“It’s soulful, and rebellious—this is me,” says the artist about his newest project ‘In Late, Out Very Early’. The sensuous, memorable songs explore Chris’ roots in Reggae, R&B, and Soul, yet are guided to new landscapes through deft hands in contemporary production by ANYRIOT. The tracks are in no way shy of their overt sexuality, yet are presented in such luscious and enticing restraint that the listener is left wanting more.

 

He collaborates regularly with artists and producers throughout the United States and Europe, while touring internationally, most recently an exclusive SoHo House Tour, performing live in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto, and Berlin.

 

Listen “Fall For Me” HERE

 

 

 

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Record Store Day Part 2

ELTON JOHN VS. PNAU – GOOD MORNING TO THE NIGHT (1 LP CLEAR VINYL)

QUANTITY: 1100

Good Morning To The Night is a remix album by Elton John and Australian dance duo Pnau, originally released in July 2012. The album’s tracks are created from samples of various early Elton songs combined together to form new tracks. Songs sampled include “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word,” “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” “Bennie And The Jets” and “Are You Ready For Love?” The album debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and was described by the UK’s Guardian newspaper as “a blueprint for what remix albums should aspire to.” This marks first time on vinyl in US.

Side 1: (1) “Good Morning To The Night” (2) “Sad” (3)”Black Icy Stare” (4) “Foreign Fields”

Side 2: (1) “Telegraph To The Afterlife” (2) “Phoenix” (3) “Karmatron” (4) “Sixty”

FRANK ZAPPA – LUMPY GRAVY: PRIMORDIAL (1 LP TRANSLUCENT BURGUNDY VINYL)

QUANTITY: 4000

Lumpy Gravy: Primordial contains Frank Zappa’s first orchestral-only edit of the music sessions recorded at Capitol Studios during 1967. This self-described “ballet” was never officially issued until 2008 on the posthumous collection Lumpy Money. it makes its debut on limited edition 12” 45 rpm mono translucent burgundy colored vinyl, mastered from the original 1967 1/4” mono master tape, with FZ’s original gatefold album design lovingly restored.

Side A: “Lumpy Gravy”

Side B: “Primordial”

GLORIA GAYNOR – I WILL SURVIVE (12” VERSION) / SUBSTITUTE (12” VERSION)

QUANTITY: 1500

One of the most popular, well-loved disco anthems of all time turns 40 this year. To celebrate we are releasing this heavyweight single with full 12” Disco Versions of both “I Will Survive” and “Substitute” (the original A-side).

Side A: (1) “I Will Survive” (2)“Substitute”

Side B: (1) “Go on now, go” (2) “Walk out the door”

KILLING JOKE – ABSOLUTE DISSENT (2 LP COLORED VINLY)

QUANTITY: 2000

First ever US release of Killing Joke‘s 13th studio album from 2010, featuring the band’s original lineup reunited for the first time on record in 28 years. Comes on 2 LP color vinyl with two bonus tracks. Never been available in US; available previously overseas in limited quantity of 300.

Side A: (1) “Absolute Dissent” (2) “The Great Cull” (3) “Fresh Fever From The Skies” (4) “In Excelsis”

Side B: (1) “European Super State” (2) “This World Hell” (3) “Endgame” (4) “The Raven King”

Side C: (1) “Honour The Fire” (2) “Depthcharge” (3) “Here Comes The Singularity” (4) “Ghosts of Ladbroke Grove”

Side D: (Bonus Tracks) (1) “Kali Yuga” (2) “Ghosts Of Ladbroke Grove” (dub)

MARVIN GAYE – LET’S GET IT ON (45TH ANNIVERSARY) (1 LP RED VINYL)

QUANTITY: 1000

Come Get To This; it’s the 45th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s landmark soul album, Let’s Get It On. This limited-edition release has been pressed on 180g heavyweight red vinyl, Just To Keep You Satisfied…

Side 1: (1) “Let’s Get It On” (2) “Please Stay (Once You Go Away)” (3) “If I should I Die Tonight” (4) “Keep Getting It On”

Side 2: (1) “Come Get To This” (2) “Distant Lover” (3) “You Sure Love To Ball” (4) “Just To Keep You Satisfied

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Record Store Day Part 3

SOFT CELL – SAY HELLO WAVE GOODBYE / YOUTH REIMAGINED (12” SINGLE CLEAR VINYL)

QUANTITY: 1500

Double-A-sided 12” of new extended versions of Soft Cell’s classic “Say Hello Wave Goodbye” and the fan favorite album track “Youth.” Soft Cell were legendary for their well-crafted extended 12” mixes and on these new versions original member Dave Ball uses the original studio parts to create what he and Marc would have wanted fans to hear 1982. Not remixes but exquisite period reimaginings.

Side 1: “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”

Side 2: “Youth”

SOUNDGARDEN – A-SIDES (2 LP COLORED VINYL)

QUANTITY: 5000

A-Sides is a compilation album with songs spanning the band’s thirteen-year career.  It was released on November 4, 1997 through A&M Records. It was Soundgarden‘s last official release for 13 years, until 2010’s Telephantasm. It contains one song absent from previous albums (“Bleed Together”) which appeared on import copies of the “Burden In My Hand” single.  This is the first time A-Sides has been available on vinyl.

Side A: (1) “Nothing To Say” (2)  “Flower” (3) “Loud Love” (4) “Hands All Over”

Side B: (1) “Get On The Snake” (2) Jesus Christ Pose (3) Outshined (4) Rusty Cage

Side C: (1) “Spoonman” (2) The Day I Tried To Live” (3) Black Hole Sun (4) Fell On Black Days

Side D: (1) “Pretty Noose” (2) Burden In My Hand” (3) Blow Up The Outside World (4) TY Cobb (5) Bleed Together

SUBLIME – 89 VISION (10”)

QUANTITY: 3500

The first vinyl release of Sublime’s first cassette release, marking the 30th anniversary of the band.

Side A: (1) “Don’t Push” (2) “Ball & Chain”

Side B: (1) Slow Ride” (2) “Date Rape Stylee”

THE POLICE – ROXANNE (7” SINGLE)

QUANTITY: 2000

Reissue of the second Police single “Roxanne,” the first for A&M Records. Released in April 1978, it was the first single from debut album Outlandos d’Amour. Controversial in some territories, this seminal favorite was written about a man who falls in love with a prostitute. On re-release in 1979, the song peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. Bespoke gatefold sleeve with die-cut ‘dialling holes’ – front cover is the original UK red ‘telephone’ image. Blue European sleeve for inner sleeve. Reissue sleeve, with band photo, for inside gatefold. Original A-side and B-side – ‘Peanuts’. Both remastered at Abbey Road.

Side A: “Roxanne”

Side B:  “Peanuts”

THE WHO – THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (2 LP RED & BLUE COLORED VINYL)

QUANTITY: 3000

Legendary companion album to the band’s classic documentary film of the same name from 1979. Features the extraordinary 1967 Smothers Brothers TV show version of “My Generation” – including exploding drum-kit finale! Double LP on red and blue heavyweight coloured vinyl with original LP packaging including 20-page booklet – long out of print on vinyl! Features one of the most iconic rock images on the front cover – photographer Art Kane’s shot of the band draped in the Union Jack flag at the Carl Shurz Monument in Morningside Heights in New York City on the morning of Friday 5 April 1968, the day of the first of the two concerts at Fillmore East, for a feature on new rock groups for Life Magazine. Includes three performances from Woodstock – “Sparks,” “Pinball Wizard” and “See Me, Feel Me,” classic 1960s TV performances of “Magic Bus” and “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” and the definitive performance of “A Quick One, While He’s Away,” the version they played at the Rolling Stones’ Rock & Roll Circus — a performance so good that, according to legend, it’s the reason why the Stones shelved the show for 20 years!

Side A: (1) “My Generation” (2) “I Can’t Explain” (3) “Happy Jack” (4) “I Can See For Miles” (5) “Magic Bus” “Long Live Rock”

Side B: (1) “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” (2) “Young Man Blues” (3) “My Wife” (4) “Baba O’Riley”

Side C: (1) “A Quick One, While He’s Away (2) “Tommy Can You Hear Me?” (3) “Sparks” (4) “Pinball Wizard” (5) “See Me, Feel Me”

Side D: (1) Medley “Join Together” (2) “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

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Record Store Day Part 1

UMe is pleased to announce details for several exclusive, limited edition vinyl releases confirmed for Record Store Day 2018. With special releases from Bobbie Gentry, Chet Faker, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Frank Zappa, Gloria Gaynor, Marvin Gaye, Soundgarden, Sublime, The Police, The Who and more, UMe’s slate for April’s hotly-anticipated music shopping bonanza is filled with an eclectic and exciting mix that includes re-pressings of classic albums and singles, as well as several U.S. vinyl release debuts. All the special releases will be available at Record Store Day-participating record stores on Saturday, April 21.

BOBBIE GENTRY – LIVE AT THE BBC (1 LP)

QUANTITY: 1200

This LP is sure to be highly collectable for fans. No BBC material featuring Bobbie Gentry has ever been released so these recordings are completely unfamiliar to fans.

Side 1: (1) “Mississippi Delta” (2) “Papa Won’t Let Me Go To Town With You” (3) “I saw An Angle Die” (4) “Ode To Billie Joe” (5) “Mornin Glory” (6) “Ace Insurance Man”

Side 2: (1) “Niki Hokey/ Barefootin” (2) “Penduli Pendulum” (3) “Recollection” (4) “Sweet Peony” (5) “Greyhound Going Somewhere

CHET FAKER – THINKING IN TEXTURES (1 LP SMOKE SWIRLED CLEAR VINYL)

QUANTITY: 2000

The award winning 2012 debut release from Australian singer-songwriter Nick Murphy, issued under his stage name Chet Faker. Featuring the ethereal downtempo take of “No Diggity,” this special edition of Thinking in Textures is pressed on smoke swirled clear vinyl housed in an embossed ‘texturized’ jacket.

Side A: (1) “I’m Into You” (2) “Terms And Conditions” (3) “No Diggity”

Side B: (1) “Love And Feeling” (2) “Cigarettes And Chocolate” (3) “Solo Sunrise” (4) “Everything I Wanted”

DAVID BOWIE – DAVID BOWIE (2 LP RED & BLUE VINYL)

QUANTITY: 3000

David Bowie’s debut album available for first time on heavyweight red and blue colored vinyl. This 2 LP set features the Mono version of the album on disc one and the Stereo version on disc two.

Side 1: (1) “Uncle Arthur” (2) “Sell Me A Coat” (3) “Rubber Band” (4) “Love You Till Tuesday” (5) “There Is A Happy Land” (6) “We Are Hungry Men” (7)” When I Live My Dream”

Side 2: (1) “Little Bombardier” (2) “Silly Boy Blue” (3)Come And Buy My Toys” (4) “Join The Gang” (5) “She’s Got Medals” (6) “Maid Of Bond Street” (7) “Please Mr. Gravedigger”

DEF LEPPARD – LIVE FROM ABBEY ROAD (12” SINGLE)

QUANTIY: 4000

Three tracks recorded at Abbey Road in 2008 and never previously released.

Side 1: (1) “C’mon C’mon” (2) “Rock On”

Side 2: “Rocket

Following last year’s release of Ella Fitzgerald’s lost live album recorded in 1956 on the eve of her breakthrough, the album will make its vinyl debut as a double LP on pink and opaque blue vinyl with contrasting labels.

Recorded on February 2, 1956 at Zardi’s Jazzland in Hollywood, Ella At Zardi’s features the entirety of the evening’s two-set, 21-song performance, which captures an inspired Fitzgerald singing and swinging in front of an animated, adoring crowd, just days before she’d go on to record the album that would catapult her to stardom. The concert was originally recorded by Norman Granz to celebrate the creation of, and Fitzgerald’s signing to, Verve Records, which Granz founded largely to give Fitzgerald the attention that he felt she wasn’t receiving at her then-current label, Decca. Ella At Zardi’s was planned as the label’s inaugural release but shelved in favor of the now-classic studio album Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, which kicked off a best-selling, signature series of Song Book releases. The Zardi’s tapes languished in Verve’s vaults for six decades.

Album 1: First Set: Side A: (1) “It All Depends On You” (2) “Tenderly” (3) “Why Don’t You Do Right” (4) “Cry Me A River” (5) “In A Mellow Tone”

Side B: (1) “Joe Williams’s Blues” (2) “A Fine Romance” (3) “How High The Moon” (4) “Gone With The Wind” (5) “Bernie’s Tune”

Album 2: Second Set: Side C: (1) ” ‘S Wonderful” (2) “Glad To Be Unhappy” (3) “Lullaby of Birdland” (4) “The Tender Trap” (5) “And The Angels Sing” (6) “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”

Side D: (1) “Little Boy (Little Girl)” (2) “A-Tisket, A-Tisket” (3) “My Heart Belongs To Daddy” (4) “Airmail Special” (5) “I’ve Got A Crush On You”

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SOUTHERN HALO’s JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES

 SOUTHERN HALO‘s story arc expands with the April 27 release of their latest CD, the concept-driven, dream-inspired JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES. This 14-track package, produced by Catt Gravitt and Gerald O’Brien, mirrors the emotional and musical growth of Natalia, Hannah and Christina Morris, the three sisters from the Mississippi Delta who form SOUTHERN HALO.

 

 

Inspired by a dream of Natalia’s, JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES features 10 songs written or co-written by the lead vocalist/guitarist, and four titles from Music City’s hottest tunesmiths. The catchy ode to the glories of Southern womanhood, “Southern Halo,” kicks off the project and marks the first “scene” of this movie-made-music.  A co-write with Roxie Dean, the strong, multi-layered vocals and sing-along chorus make this a natural choice for the first “instant gratification track” offered with each  iTunes and Amazon pre-order of the CD.  The disc is the second outing for the trio with SESAC’s 2012 Writer of the Year Catt Gravitt (Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen) and Gerald O’Brien (Martina McBride, Trace Adkins) at the helm.

 

 

Dream-Inspired Concept Disc Available For Pre-Order Now.

AQUILO “SILENT MOVIES”

SOPHOMORE ALBUM ii DUE FOR RELEASE ON MAY 4

  

Global streaming star Aquilo today release their new single “Silent Movies”. The new single follows 2017’s “I Could Fight On A Wall” and “Thin” from ii (Side A), the first half of their highly-anticipated second album. Aquilo also announce today that ii will be released in totality on May 4th and is available to preorder in CD and vinyl formats.

   

In November 2017, Aquilo made the bold decision to split their second album into two parts, releasing the first five-tracks of ii as the ii (Side A) EP. Aquilo are truly stars of the streaming age, with their tracks consistently amassing over a million streams. ii continues Aquilo’s progression from bedroom-based laptop producers to constant, inimitable innovators, and with two sold out London shows under their belts and a sixteen-date European tour to come, Aquilo are undoubtedly set for a massive 2018.

 

Hailing from the UK Lake District, Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher first introduced themselves as Aquilo in 2014 with their larger than life cinematic sound, and have since released three EPs and debut album “Silhouettes”, produced by highly regarded Icelandic producer Ólafur Arnalds and the ever brilliant SOHN. With tracks “Silhouette”, “Sorry”, “You There”, “Losing You” and “Never Hurt Again” gaining well over 110 million plays on Spotify alone. Aquilomade their U.S. television debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers in March 2017.

  

Listen to “Silent Movies” HERE

 

Praise for Aquilo

“Spellbinding, cinematic pop” – Mixmag

“An expanse of addicting melodies” – Pigeons & Planes

“Pop has rarely been this emotionally unashamed” – Rolling Stone

 

Contact:

MacKenzie Reynolds, Capitol Music Group MacKenzie.Reynolds@umusic.com

“BREATHE (ACOUSTIC)” JAX JONES FEAT. INA WROLDSEN

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February 16, 2018 – Grammy nominated artist, songwriter and producer Jax Jones delivers the acoustic version for his single ‘Breathe’ featuring Ina Wroldsen. ‘Breathe’, released December 1, 2017 on Interscope Records, has amassed over 37 million streams to date and was the most Shazamed track in the UK and Germany for 2 weeks running. Directed by James Slater (Major Lazer, Jamie T, Pixx), the video for ‘Breathe’ follows dancers, Shaadow Sefiroth and Shala Sarah Haruko as they run wild in London’s Natural History Museum. The video can be seen HERE. It follows the success of Jax’s recent worldwide smash hit singles ‘Instruction’ and ‘You Don’t Know Me.’

Jax’s choice of collaborators continues to set him apart from the current crop of dance hits, having previously collaborated with artists such as international pop queen Demi Lovato, BRITs Critic Choice nominee Stefflon Don and BBC Sound of 2017 nominee Raye. Jones recently added several new dates to the U.S. leg his tour:

3/17 – Beyond Wonderland- San Bernardino, CA
3/24- Nervo Nation, Miami Music Week- Miami, FL
3/25- In Bloom Music Festival- Houston, TX
3/30 – Output- New York, NY

For more information contact:
Rebecca Marlis
Interscope Records
Rebecca.marlis@umusic.com