Category: Artist Spotlight

A Rundown of Ariana Grande and Vevo’s Colorful ‘Positions’ Live Series

Ariana Grande has quickly proven herself to be a pop titan, racking up over 21.6 billion Spotify streams and becoming one of Vevo’s Top 10 most-watched artists worldwide in 2020. Her latest album, October 2020’s Positions, has taken the world by storm with singles like “34+35” and “pov,” and it’s only natural that she’s now…

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Tennis System Discusses Self-Exploration in a Pandemic on “Dizzy”

Drawing from the best elements of pop-punk and indie rock while still feeling genuine and introspective, Tennis System’s “Dizzy” proves his ability to connect with audiences in a time of isolation and loneliness. Inspired by the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and self-exploration, the track describes worrisome feelings without weighing too heavily on the listener, making it…

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Myah Marie Flees from Aliens in The Funklabb’s “Pretty Please” Music Video

As if The Funklabb’s anthem “Pretty Please,” featuring Myah Marie, Ruba, Young Dinero Banks, and Sarina the Violin Diva, wasn’t already out of this world, the group released a vibrant, intergalactic music video for the track that sees the artists trying to escape an alien abduction. After a Star Wars inspired prologue, Myah Marie voyages…

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Summer Years Will Soundtrack Your Summer Memories with “This Light”

Summer Years encourage fans to make the most of their days and make their aspirations a reality on pop-punk anthem “This Light,” which insists you should “be yourself, you’ll get through.” Released alongside a breezy music video, the song is just as exhilarating as you’d expect from a group with “summer” in their name.  “’This…

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Typhoid Rosie Stand Up Against Female Objectification on “Defend Your Temple”

Brooklyn rockers Typhoid Rosie take on sexist media with “Defend Your Temple,” a rousing anthem that contrasts fairytales and insists that everything you need is already inside you. It’s a theme song for a strong modern woman destined to take control of her life in spite of the outdated messages we’re fed throughout our childhood…

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Zachary Knowles Embodies the Isolation of Hit “stranger to me” in New Music Video

Zachary Knowles discusses the universal experience of losing someone on “stranger to me,” an acoustic pop track brimming with honesty and evocative lyrics. This week, he dropped a scenic music video that mirrors the song’s sentiments of feeling lonely and distanced from someone. “Building up to this album I knew that I really wanted to…

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Pop-Punk Duo girlfriends Liken a Relationship’s Impact to a “Tattoo” on New Single

It looks like the next few months will be the summer of pop-punk, partly thanks to girlfriends, a collaboration between Apple Music host Travis Mills and Goldfinger drummer Nick Gross. Their new single “Tattoo” is full of intricate details packed into an earworm melody that will definitely get stuck in your head. “I wrote ‘Tattoo’…

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Machine Gun Kelly Encourages Fans to Push For the Life They Want with ‘Hotel Diablo’

After scoring a Top 5 hit with the Camila Cabello-assisted “Bad Things” in 2016, it’d be fair to assume that Machine Gun Kelly’s then-height of popularity would translate into more success and confidence. But when a feud with one of the biggest rappers in the game brought his skills, prowess, and staying power into question,…

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9 of the Coolest New Rock Songs That May Have Gone Under Your Radar This June

With the peak of summer coming up, artists are giving their all to create the songs that will soundtrack your poolside days, barbecues, and even just chill nights in your room. Here are nine rocking songs that came out this month! Analog Party – “Blind Driver” The energetic new track from California’s Analog Party draws…

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YUNGBLUD Returns to the Stage With Free Show at Whisky-a-Go-Go This Friday

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, YUNGBLUD consistently made an effort to connect with his fans (who he calls the Black Hearts Club) through social media, a digital tour, and four livestreams of The YUNGBLUD Show. He’s finally reuniting with the BHC in person this Friday night with a special performance at Whisky-a-Go-Go in Los Angeles! YUNGBLUD…

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Smith & Myers Celebrate All Kinds of Romance With “Bad at Love” Music Video

As part of Shinedown, rockers Brent Smith and Zach Myers have created six studio albums, earned 14 RIAA-certified singles, accrued 2.7 billion streams, sold 10 million records, and even ranked #1 on Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Mainstream Rock Artists chart. Over the past six years, they’ve even branched out to create the duo Smith…

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”Pretty Please” Check Out The Funklabb’s New Single with Myah Marie

The Funklabb bring the 70s back to life with “Pretty Please,” their summery new track about longing for a crush. The track is a co-release with Myah Marie, who’s known for her backing vocals on songs like Britney Spears’ “Circus” and Selena Gomez’s Rare album, and features Ruba and Young Dinero.  “Pretty Please” is one…

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SEVENTEEN Show Off Their Maturation and Versatility as a Group on ‘Your Choice’ EP

Fresh off their million-selling 2020 projects ; (Semicolon) and Heng:garæ, SEVENTEEN is back with their Your Choice mini album, which showcases their growth as a band since their 2015 debut. They’ve already sold over 7.5 million albums and collected over 2 billion streams, but if Your Choice is any indication, those numbers are only going…

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King Shelter Stand as Firm as “CONCRETE!” Against Gun Violence

Great for fans of acts like grandson, King Shelter’s “CONCRETE!” is a frantic, politically-charged anthem. As the first single from their upcoming PATIENCE EP, the song tackles gun violence with rap-like cadence over energetic guitars. “‘CONCRETE!’ is about the frustration with the glorification of the shooter,” Taylor Hecocks of King Shelter explains. “We’ve seen the…

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Catholic Guilt Acknowledge Grief and Mourn on Touching Track “Nothing…”

Grief and loss are, unfortunately, something everyone has to deal with at some point or another, but life can go on and you can grow from that hardship. Melbourne rockers Catholic Guilt reflect on losing a loved one with “Nothing…,” the final single from their August 2020 EP This is What Honesty Sounds Like. “‘Nothing…’…

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