If you’ve listened to John Grimes’ acoustic covers over the years, you may have noticed that he’s covered Justin Bieber’s songs more than any other artist, with him appearing 3 times in the past year alone. We’re certainly not complaining; Justin’s songs fit well lyrically, and sonically they suit John’s vocals perfectly. So tonight, we were very pleased when John uploaded a new cover to the Jepicpics Instagram account, and it was another Bieber song – this time his new single, ‘Lifetime’, from his ‘Justice’ album.
Australian singer songwriter, musician, producer, and actor Jag Bentley first gained attention in 2014 at the age of 12 when he co-wrote ‘Internet Love’ with Italian DJ ‘Dayans’. His new single and music video, ‘Stress’, was self-written and produced, and sees him encouraging his listeners by saying, “Stress, go away”.
Danya Vodovoz is a producer from Hannover, Germany, and his latest single, ‘The Dealer’, is an 80s/new wave inspired song, with music video to match. Shot in rural Australia by young director Braden McDonald, the clip makes good use of foggy streets and gloomy fields, late at night, in order to evoke a ghostly feeling.
Out now, ‘Don’t Stop’ is the debut official single release from Scottish house music producer, Sweenz. Sweenz, the moniker of Titi Sweeney, from Fife, has been DJing and producing his own original music for some time now, and takes his inspiration from the powerhouse titans of dance music, such as Martin Garrix, and Steve Aoki.
Singer songwriter and guitarist Koosh Saxena hails from the seaside town of Capitola in Santa Cruz, California, and uses the ocean and beach to inspire him. He’s played in several bands over the past decade and a half, but now he’s a solo artist, and his life is filled with art and leisure like surfing, yoga, and sitar, which flow into his work and evoke a career that encourages listeners to take risks, follow their dreams, and practice humility. His latest single is called ‘Trying My Best’, and we have no doubt that he is.
We’ve written about Snypa before, a man who can’t seem to drop a single without making a hit. He says, “Real Music comes from the soul, and it comes from the South”, and that southern hip-hop sound and mentality runs strong in Snypa’s blood. His new single, ‘No Kizzy’, sees him in collaboration with Lil Duke, who with the same southern no-nonsense approach lets his flow take over the second verse. Produced by WRAITHTALK Entertainment’s very own 31, who’s not yet 20 but is caring a path for himself for others to follow, ‘No Kizzy’ is masterful and pulls no punches.
Jameel Mason knows that Queens walk among us every day, and we need to recognise their struggles, and honour their courage and achievements in whatever way we can. His latest single, ‘Black Queens’, was released during Women’s History Month, and is a heartfelt tribute, delivered with poetic verse over a soulful beat that is both old-skool and contemporary at the same time.
Greg Hoy has worn many different hats, working under many different names over the past 15 years. The singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist, recording producer and engineer, has had a hand in more than 30 albums over that time, but now he’s just performing under his own name. His first of 3 EPs, ‘Cacophony 1’, deep dives into the creativity of various life extremes like births, deaths, fires, and riots, which works well with a word that is defined as a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds: we’re certainly surrounded by a lot of overwhelming noise in this current climate; but music, as always, is our salvation and way free.
In John Reilly’s latest single, the anthemic ‘LA LA LA (Bulletproof)’, he sings, “All we need is a telephone / a satellite beaming me to your home.” It’s the perfect example of just one way many of us have tried to maintain some sense of normality during this long pandemic. Musicians are no different, they need that means by which to stay connected. And so, to a rocker who is desperate and determined to stay in connection, he uses any method at his fingertips, be it phones, satellites, the Internet, or smoke signals.
Atlanta native Shonte Renee radiates infectious girl power and with her powerful voice she’s been going against the grain ever since she first arrived in the music industry. Drawing influences from other powerful women, this unstoppable woman’s sound has been heavily influenced by her own grandmother’s voice, along with the fierceness of Tori Braxton and Janet Jackson. Shonte Renee’s latest single, is just one more example of how fearless she actually is.
Atlanta producer, songwriter, and studio owner Christian Cantello of Sin For Saints has certainly done his share of hard thinking about sinning and salvation and the inexorable slide from good to bad behavior. With his latest single, ‘Sad Songs’, he takes an emotionally uncompromising look at his own journey to the dark side, giving a candid report about what he found there.
In the video for Cheri Moon’s latest single, ‘Ain’t I A Woman’, she channels former slave Sojourner Truth, who became a passionate speaker on behalf of equality and humanity. In the video she is seen wearing a period costume, and she delivers Sojourner Truth’s most famous speech. Using language that is both stinging, and righteous, she insists on her prerogatives and her rights and reminds us that there’s nothing a man can do that a woman can’t match.
We’ve not heard from Xavier Toscano for a while, but like buses, three videos have come all at once! There is nothing the San Francisco native can’t do; he’s a master of all genres, and quickly adapts to the mood of the room, or the vibe of the people, whether it be an intimate gathering or a festival; he knows automatically how to speak to the heart of each person. Spicing his musical style with EDM, rap, rock, reggae, and R&B, while imbuing it with a massive amount of pop energy, his sound is equally relevant in the club, the shopping centre, and on the soundtrack of a tv show.
Jake Inzerra strode out of the negative and toxic home environment in his native Connecticut, and sashayed his way to New York City on his six-inch-stilettos. Finding comfort, acceptance, and passion in local theatre production, the homophobic attacks of his school classmates were cast away like a forgotten memory. Jake isn’t just a singer or a songwriter, he’s a performer, who strives to please and entertain his audience, and he certainly does this with his new single and music video, ‘WHATCHUGOT’.
Out today 31 March, ‘Paradise’ is the first video from Caesar’s Brain Child’s debut album, ‘Caesar A.D.’ The clip is an homage to films such as ‘Sin City’, and is shot as film noir; the concept itself came to Caesar in a dream, with ‘Paradise’ an imagining of what it would be like to fly through the astral plane.
Nowadays, one of the most effective ways to get music into people’s world has become the hugely popular platform of TikTok and recently an artist we have covered and appreciated before, Katie Kittermaster, has seen a massive uptake of one of her songs ‘Friends’ on that platform. For that reason, Katie has given her audience what it wants by releasing the song across all of the streaming and download platforms last Friday.