SK8 recently released his single titled “Pages,” which features Machine Gun Kellys lead drummer, Rook.
For so many, going to concerts is an escape, an incredible experience that was taken away like so many things this year. With the pandemic going on, it’s hard to say when concerts will be back again and for so many avid concert goers and performers alike, this is heartbreaking. This year, multi-platinum pop phenomenon Melanie Martinez was set to launch the biggest world tour of her career, exciting fans worldwide at the chance to see her perform. In light of circumstances, on Thursday Martinez launched a one of a kind virtual streaming event that celebrated her internationally acclaimed album and accompanying full-length feature film “K-12.”
Everything Martinez does is so beautifully unique while being incredible true to herself and her style, which is what sets the young artist apart from so many others. The virtual concert was a totally unique event in itself, from the costumes and visuals that came with it, to the nature of interaction with fans that the event allowed, having a sidebar that gave adoring fans the chance to talk to each other and share excitement and opinions. In these times, virtual interaction is sometimes the only form of interaction, and incorporating this into the stream was such a brilliantly creative addition to the overall experience.
The concert consisted of 12 songs, each being performed with Martinez putting on an individual show for each. The visuals in the performances were stunning and each told a story. From giant cakes to traveling in between different dollhouses, she truly did her part in making sure that the experience was as true to an in person concert as possible. The immersive visuals created an experience unlike any other.
Kicking off the concert with her fan favorite song “Play Date,” Melanie created a world full of color, bright costumes and visually stunning scenes for worldwide fans. The event truly captured the meaning of coming together to share a common love of an artist, allowing fans to have the concert experience from the safety and comfort of their homes.
Atlantic Records kicked off the week with a musical bang Tuesday, March 19, when Matt Maeson played for a small crowd to promote his upcoming debut album Bank On The Funeral.
Former Pretty Ricky frontman Pleasure P has been consistently releasing bonafide hits as a solo artist. Reuniting with his fellow Miami brother and collaborator, the multi-platinum recording artist Flo Rida. The two release the new video for the single, “Could You Love Me”.
A familiar pattern of song for the two, Pleasure P and Flo Rida impress the ladies like the cameo scene stealing Love and Hip-Hop: Miami alum Amra La Negra with some dance moves and a slick ballad that ask the question if you are still in love with the “Boyfriend #2” hitmaker. “Could You Love Me” is produced by Lil Wonder, Rico Love, and Tank and the first single off Pleasure P’s forthcoming new album, ‘Pain and Pleasure’.
The new album is slated for a Summer 2018 release. Flo Rida appears on the video and track courtesy of Atlantic Records.”Could You Love Me” is directed by talented director David Rousseau.
Watch “Could You Love Me” below.
The single “Plaga” is generating buzz online and media outlets everywhere. Toronto’s Thorobread joins up with Bronx emcee, Don Q, for this track found on Thoro’s upcoming EP, ‘Trust is a Legacy’.
Exclusive: Chappell Roan Talks ‘School Nights’, ‘Good Hurt’ Music Video, and Rising Stardom
Chappell Roan, 19, showcased a few songs from her EP ‘School Nights’ at the Atlantic Records studio Tuesday. Since her signing at age 16, Roan has been working tirelessly with the Atlantic team to put out her EP. She has named Lana del Rey and Sia as her inspirations, and remains true to the sincerity and authenticity of her music. I got to sit down with her and chat before her performance.
Q: You mentioned that you had come to the city in 2015, and you were just in awe. What’s it like being back now?
A: It’s been such a long time since I’ve been signed. Three years. Being back now is just full circle. This is where I showcased to be signed. It’s just weird coming back and having a product to show. It’s just nice that things are finished, finally. It’s surreal.
Q: Do you go home a lot? Do you miss being home?
A: I still live in Springfield, Missouri. Eventually I want to move to L.A. because that’s where I mostly work, but I did do some songs here. I travel back and forth. I’ll go out to L.A. for a few months, then go home for a few weeks. Being home is nice for a week, or a few weeks. I don’t have anyone to really unload my music problems to. I’m not trying to be disrespectful of any other career, but my friends work at banks, or hospitals, so I can’t be like, oh my god, you know, tour. That’s hard. It’s very hard. And also, I just get major anxiety when I go home. When I go home, I just want to relax, but I always get a lot of questions, a lot of questions, a lot of questions. I just get anxiety going in public so I just don’t go out, I just stay home.
A: You were seventeen when you got signed. How did the meeting process go?
Q: I started writing when I was fifteen, and I would post my songs on YouTube. Then another artist, Troye Sivan, tweeted about me. It got some recognition from another label, so I flew out here when I was sixteen, in January of 2015. And I just performed for them, and when I was here, I got calls from three other major labels, and I went in and showcased for them. I ended up picking up Atlantic. It’s taken that long to make an EP.
Q: You want people to see you as a human, and you want your songs to be about emotion, instead of a singer singing a song. What brought on that philosophy?
A: I write all of my own stuff. It’s a very different connection than a co-write or just even someone pitching you a song, and you just sing it. So when I write, it’s like, I am being completely honest about what happens, about how I feel, about what I wish would’ve happened. It’s basically my journal, and what I want people to take away is that this is who I am, and I’m not hiding anything. I just want to come off very genuine, so other people don’t feel crazy for feeling the same thing.
Q: What’s been your favorite part since signing?
A: My favorite part is doing music videos. The ‘Good Hurt’ music video was filmed in Yonkers. That was my favorite part so far. Tour is really fun, that’s number two. But I love music videos.
Q: Do you have another video coming out?
A: I do, I actually have three videos lined up. Tour only has two dates left, so then videos will come out early next year.
Roan’s EP ‘School Nights’ features Good Hurt, Bad for You, Sugar High, Die Young, and Meantime. She just finished her tour opening for Vance Joy. Her music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal.
This week, LG and A R I Z O N A (the band, not the state) hosted the LG TONE Studio Session in New York City.
“I know you all have been waiting for new music. But it takes time because I have to live it first…it has to be authentic. Girl Disrupted, disrupted me, and that’s why I’m comfortable in my chocolate skin.”
“True Feelings” is how HONNE is translated from Japanese into English. At a recent gig at New York’s legendary Webster Hall in August, British duo, HONNE, proved to a packed crowd how exactly its soulful, but electro-pop vibes reflect the band’s name.