It’s a solo offering from the woman responsible for some of the greatest hits in today’s musical landscape – those by acts such as Ward Thomas and Lewis Capaldi. But now stepping out from behind the producer’s desk, it’s clear that this release is something producer Astraea has been sitting on for some while now, and is read to unleash.
When you listen to ‘Hotel’, by A.T.L.D.V. you might find yourself thinking that you’ve gone back in time, that the track couldn’t possibly be a modern one; there’s a distinct 9os vibe to its RnB sound, with its seamless merging of hip hop rhythms and soulful vocals. But it’s a modern track indeed, and it’s captured the classic feel of the heyday of RnB, while at the same time feeling every bit a part of the now.
Da$Htone is proud of his hometown Chicago, and has taken to the streets with his iPhone, a Steadicam, and a Bluetooth speaker, for the video to accompany his latest single, ‘Someday’. Along the way he’s cajoled passers by into lip synching lines from the song, and put them all together in a tribute to not just Midwestern hip hop, but also to all those who are inspired by it.
We’ve written about Maribased1 a number of times now, and never fail to be amazed by the quality of his flow, and the quick wit of his mind that allows him to switch between styles and rhythm in the blink of an eye. On the one hand he can write a club banger, while on the other he can come up with a sweet and soulful tribute to strong, and independent women. Citing his style as “Northern Flow”, this artist from the Pacific Northwest knows exactly how to make himself stand out, and it’s meant that he’s found a home for his indie music on he likes of BET Jams, and MTV OnDemand, with his singles, ‘Bouncin’, and, ‘Score’n’, as well as his most recent release, ‘Mystery Girl’.
Based in Shanghai, China, Round Eye are an experimental punk band who formed in 2012, and right from the get go have been positioning an air of controversy around them. Their new single, ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’, from their upcoming album, ‘Culture Shock Treatment’, is a raging typhoon of ferocious guitars and freaking good sax.
Jedward have kept their fans entertained during the COVID-19 quarantine, which they had been spending in Los Angeles, with best friend, actress Tara Reid, during which time they were interviewed on ITV’s ‘ITV’s ‘Loose Women’. Now back in Dublin, John has uploaded an acoustic guitar cover of The Police classic, ‘Every Breath You Take’.
Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records) has released an acoustic version of ‘Bloody Valentine’, along with a new music video to accompany the vocal performance. While strumming on the acoustic guitar, the music video places Machine Gun Kelly on top of a breath-taking hilltop while sitting on his motorcycle.