Grade A / Interscope Records has delivered new single ‘Smile’, by Juice WRLD and The Weeknd. The highly-anticipated collaboration was first teased by The Weeknd on his social media channels earlier this week, quickly catching the attention of fans. Prior to his death, Juice tweeted about making music with The Weeknd saying that the pair “would make a diamond record”.
NII CO. was previously signed to Warner Music Philippines and had released three singles with the label before rebranding himself as NII CO. The pop and future bass producer has released his latest single, ‘In My Dreams’, a song appropriate for these pandemic times, about the fear of loneliness, and the search for love and companionship.
Pennan Brae’s sound is steeped in the sound of classic American rock and blues, storytellers such as Muddy Waters, BB King, and Elmore James. He’s also influenced by the likes of Elton John, and the sounds of the 80s: in fact he describes himself as the kind of rocker who “travels back in time yet remains unmistakably contemporary”. He builds huge rock songs, based on three or four chords, and gives them a timeless classic quality, turning humour, nostalgia, pleasure and pain into intense pop-rock and piano-driven ballads.
Making a name for herself in the world of blues and Americana, Lauren Calve has a voice that at once will remind you of Patty Griffin, Bonnie Raitt, and even Ben Harper. She’s known for her innovative melodies that seemingly come out of nowhere, and her latest single, ‘Better Angels’, from her ‘Wildfire’ (set for release on 23 June) is no better example of this.