The video for Michael Pinder’s latest single, ‘Soar’, shot by Rob Fitzgerald, captures him in a beautiful setting – it’s northern California, so it’s raining; he’s not the main character however, he’s merely the narrator, telling the story of a woman’s journey from resignation to overwhelming confidence.
Shara Vallée is from the tiny West Indies island of Anguilla, and the singer and performer is set to explode on the world with her silky smooth vocals. We present to you two of her songs, as well as the official videos, for ‘Tipsy’, and ‘Young, Wild And Free’. When Shara Vallée becomes a massive international star, don’t forget where you heard it first!
Sun & Flesh know that hard rock is all about making sharp snaps between clean and dirty sounds; the juxtaposition of heavy and light, comfort and terror that makes the best rock songs, well, rock. The band’s very name does it too – the comfort giving sun in congruence with the ominous sounding flesh.
Riley is from Harlem, in New York City. He’s an up and coming rapper, but he’s also an athlete, an actor, a comedian (unintentionally) and most of all, a dream chaser. His latest single, ‘Fasho’, featuring V$ Asad, is the first taste of Riley’s upcoming album, ‘First Quarter’, and the music video has already found its way onto BET Jams.
Miami native Teenear is the latest signing to Slip-N-Slide Records, and the RnB natural has wasted no time in releasing her new single, ‘Dolla Signs’, the follow up to her previous releases – girl-power anthem ‘Friday Night’, featuring Sage The Gemini, ‘I Like That’, featuring Lil’ Baby, and 2018’s ‘Need Your Love’.
It’s only March and already it’s been a tough year for all live performers because of the COVID-19 pandemic. No less so than Jedward, who back in January announced their Voice Of A Rebel U.K. tour dates, to originally take place in May. Fast forward to just a few weeks later and the duo have had to reschedule. Today they announced the new dates for their tour.
Back in July last year we brought King Ropes to the attention of EP readers. The group, who describe themselves as a “psychedelic, hard country garage roots rock band” (what a mouthful!) will be releasing their latest album, ‘Go Back Where They Came From’, on May 22. The album comprises 12 songs, all tracks by legendary artists, some well known, others less so. The first single from the record is the Ray Charles track, ‘The Danger Zone’ – a timely song if ever there was one.
Bulgaria’s 2020 Eurovision act VICTORIA recently released her entry for the 2020 competition. ‘Tears Getting Sober’ – out now – is a beautifully produced piece of orchestral pop, full of magical strings reminiscent of a show-stopping Disney ballad. Ahead of the event, we asked Victoria some questions about Eurovision, her music, and her upcoming livestream.
Richard Marx has released total of 12 studio albums, with his most recent, ‘Limitless’, his debut with BMG. The eleven track album is Marx’s first since 2014’s ‘Beautiful Goodbye’, and it stands up with the best of anything else released this year. Marx’s music still falls into the “adult contemporary” genre, but what does that even mean these days? His sound is rocky, radio ready, and limitlessly re-playable.
While we’re all caught up in self-isolation at the moment, it’s important to think about our friends and family, and maybe celebrate those we love, and drop them a quick “thank you” for being there. Pop singer Sami Thompson knows what it’s like to have that best friend who’s always there for her, and in ‘Lifeline’ she’s dedicated an entire song to that person.
We’ve been talking about John Paciga for years now and yet, somehow, this musical supernova is still only 19. Now at Yale, where he’s the musical director of that University’s century-old a cappella group, ‘The Yale Spizzwinks(?)’, he’s honed his voice and performance skills and has also managed to write new music, including his latest release, ‘No One Else’, straight off the back of a summer tour.