Music News | Upcoming EP Midnight in EG¥PT, by EG¥PT

Self-Taught Singer/Songwriter Discusses Emotional Abuse On Her First EP, Midnight in EG¥PT, To Be Released Spring 2019

midnight in egypt ep by egypt - brash! magazine blogATLANTA, GA – Self-taught, singer/songwriter and independent recording artist, EG¥PT, recently announced her first project of her career Midnight in EG¥PT. This eight track EP is scheduled to release on all streaming platforms early as Spring 2019. After her latest single “DRUGZ” broke 40,000 plays in under 24 hours; fans are raving for the EP to be released.

Midnight in EG¥PT was developed around a series of life events as Egypt went through a long- term emotionally abusive relationship. The eight tracks are strategically placed in order to carry you through the journey and healing process EG¥PT faced.

This project was my peace and serenity to move on and to re-realize I AM the crème de la crème and no one could tell me otherwise. – EG¥PT

Midnight in EG¥PT will show the evolution of a woman coming out of her darkest hour also referred to as “midnight” to the light and finding self-love and happiness within herself. From track 1 “X” where we enter darkness an experience a break-up to make-up relationship to track 8 “Lux” when the sunrises in EG¥PT and freedom, self-worth and love is now recognized.

About EG¥PT
As a former actress and starting her singing and music career just a year and a half ago, EG¥PT is moving fast through the industry. She infuses her own style and edge with the modern trap-soul genre to give a refreshing sound to the Hip- Hop industry. She continues to grow and evolve her musical ability, brand, and following, to maximize her career and become a power player within the industry.

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Uncomfortable Convos | “Uneasy” by Stevie Rae Stephens

Nashville, TN – Pop singer/songwriter and former American Idol powerhouse Stevie Rae Stephens recently released her newest single, “Uneasy.” 

Uneasy by Stevie Rae Stephens

With touching, yet chilling, lyrics like Does it make you uneasy, when the world is in pain and the face of it looks like you, does it make you uneasy, when the women you love and the men you call friends write #metoo, Stevie Rae manages to write a very relatable song based on unfortunate current events.

“Uneasy” is the first of four singles Stevie Rae will be releasing, preceding three EPs, Ladylike, Daydreams, and Cruel Love. These will ultimately make up her upcoming album, Ladylike, set to be released in Fall 2019.

“Uneasy” is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

As an activist for raising awareness and confronting domestic violence, rape culture, sexual violence/exploitation/trafficking in all it’s ugly forms, I do my best to address these issues in my songwriting. To call me a ‘feminist’ is an understatement.
– Stevie Rae Stephens

Inspired by pop icons like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Sara Bareilles, Stevie Rae also has deep roots in theater and composition. She is currently directing a production of The Vagina Monologues, which will take place on February 17 & 18 at Nashville’s famous Exit/In. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

About Stevie Rae Stephens
California native, Stevie Rae, is a pop singer/songwriter whose powerhouse vocals, presented through honest lyricism and soaring melodies, create the perfect canvas for her message of empowerment, feminism, and self-love. Past achievements range from reaching the Top 75 on American Idol Season 12 to singing the National Anthem for the San Fransisco Giants. She has two full lengths albums and will be releasing a third called Ladylike in Fall 2019.

Stevie Rae Stephens, Ladylike Album Promo

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Loving Freely | “Now and Forever” by Lorenzo

Melbourne Singer-Songwriter, LORENZO, Releases Pop Single, “Now and Forever”

Melbourne, Australia has given birth to a man with the voice of an angel, and one can’t help but ask themselves why this artist sounds so much like our late George Michael?

In so many ways, LORENZO has a charismatic, charming style with strong vocals and talent with a pen… there is no stopping this artist.

The new release, “Now and Forever” is the story of a couple who are separated. It is about surrendering to love in all its beauty -allowing the other person to live their life alongside yours, giving them the freedom to be themselves and loving them for it. It is the realization that you need to be with the one you love and you will sacrifice anything to be with them. If we can just give in and be true – regardless of time and distance we will always find our way back to our true love.

Now and Forever by Lorenzo

“Now and Forever” is Available Now on iTunes, Amazon, & CD Baby!

LORENZO recently signed a US Publishing Deal with Soda Box Music and a distribution deal with Indie label G.I.Records LLC out of Muncie, Indiana USA which will take his music, his brand, and talent worldwide. A&R and Label of G.I Records LLC owner Mr. Andrew “Drew” Knibbs said, “it was indeed a grand opportunity to be able to represent for this artist and when his Manager, Michelle Schembri-Lipscombe made initial contact with the label regarding this artist, after listening to his music, myself and my Asst. A&R Talent Scout were blown away by his voice, and the words and melody of his writing skills. He is truly an amazing artist, singer/songwriter and we just could not pass him by and not sign him. We hope by our exposure, marketing and promotion of him that any music he performs will reach the top of all the charts out there today and that it will catch the attention of worldwide music fans, major labels and music industry taste makers.”

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Loving Up the Charts | “Sunrise Sunset” by J. Brown

R&B Singer-Songwriter, J. Brown’s Latest Single, “Sunrise Sunset” Reaches #20 on Billboard Magazine’s Urban AC Chart

“Sunrise Sunset” is a mid-tempo make-you-feel-good-song was written by C. Farrar, J. Brown and M. Harley and produced by Quad and Ibiza.

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I wanted to sing about making women feel good about themselves and how they should be treated by their partner in the relationship and Sunrise Sunset does just that. – J. Brown.

“Sunrise Sunset” currently is the #20 R&B Urban AC song in the country according to Mediabase and Billboard Magazine. Later this month, J. Brown embarks on the Sunrise national promotional tour and stops will include; New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, Indianapolis, Atlanta, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

“Sunrise Sunset” is Available Now on iTunes, Google Play, & TIDAL!

RnB artist, J. BrownAbout J. Brown
Detroit’s own J. Brown wants to make you scream…or cry, or laugh – any kind of emotion will do, so long as you feel something when you hear his music. “Good music is about passion,” says the R&B singer/songwriter. “When I write or sing a song, I put my all into it. And I want people to feel that.”

Brown knows a thing or two about passion and good music. Born and raised in the Motor City, Brown, the youngest of five, was a preacher’s kid who sang in his father’s church every Sunday from the age of eight. His mom- who at the age of 17 had her own deal with Motown Records- would play hours of classical music in the house, “basically to calm us down,” Brown recalls.

Now, faced with high expectations and aggressive goals, Brown is in the studio working on his album. A subtle mix of R&B with a hint of Hip Hop and Rock influences, the album is designed to uniquely showcase Brown’s distinct voice.

“I don’t focus on any one genre,” he maintains. “I can sing classical, rock, pop-pretty much anything… I don’t have to use Auto-Tune on a record. I’m a real singer. I can sing on the spot without any technology, just like the old school cats did.”

And he certainly wants to continue making this feel-good music for years to come, just as his icons Tank, Usher, Coldplay, Jimi Hendrix, Sting, Jay-Z, and Nas have done before him. Brown acknowledges that the secret to their success is focus and perseverance, qualities he’s incorporated into his own journey.

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An Incredible Debut | Crisis EP by Phé

Singer-Songwriter, Phé Leads Debut EP, Crisis, with Sensual Love Track, “Incredible”

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Phé’s debut EP, CRISIS is the result of this musical exploration and a first look into her mind and world – as she details first experiences with falling in and out of love in this eight track EP. Touching on themes of love, heartbreak, female sexuality and sexual exploration, healing, mental health and self-empowerment, the stunning release takes an in-depth look at how Phé handled each new space she entered as she attempted to heal. CRISIS is an honest and open exploration of myself and sound at a time where I had to decide if I wanted to be a victim of heartbreak or use that discomfort as inspiration for growth”, reveals Phé.

Leading single “Incredible” highlights Phé’s signature sound of feel-good, ambient neo-soul, featuring ethereal synthscapes, smokey vocals and seductive melodies. With a distinct coolness the songstress narrates the moment of falling in love for the very first time, despite believing that love was a fickle and fleeting thing. “About Us” speaks to that moment when you can look back at a toxic relationship and see it for what it really was. “It is my anthem of self-worth, self-realization and was my way of giving myself what I truly deserved — which was the freedom to move on and own the power of loving myself ”, confides Phé. Showcasing a sassy 90’s R&B vibe, “About Us” is a declaration of self-empowerment, casting away the relationships that no longer serve us in an act of self-love.

Stream CRISIS EP Now on Spotify!

Singer-songwriter, Phe - BRASH! Magazine BlogAbout Phe’
Contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Phé offers up a dose of soulful prowess, as her commanding vocals, combined with raw and honest lyrics, expose a realness that truly sets her apart from the crowd. Born and raised in East Vancouver, Phé fell in love with the arts at an early age, taking to the stage as a dancer, actress, and singer. Throughout high school, she attended the Sarah McLachlan School of Music where she took her first official voice lessons — exploring her voice and honing in on her skills as a performer. It wasn’t until Phé graduated from high school that she made the decision to officially pursue her career and post-secondary education in music. She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she studied vocal performance, music business, and songwriting, developing her unique style and refining her songwriting skills.

Throughout her time in college Phé sang as a background vocalist on projects including the Marianas Trench song, ‘Shut Up and Kiss Me’, and Aloe Blacc’s hit single ‘The Man’, but before long she found herself yearning to tell her own stories. Inspired by the strength of her childhood idols, and female powerhouses Erykah Badu, Sade, and Lauryn Hill, Phé began exploring her own artistry.

Phé hopes that her music will allow others to feel connected and give them a mirror through which they can see and understand themselves and their experiences. The singer declares, “It’s really important for young people to be able to see themselves reflected back in the media and popular culture. It makes them feel understood and shows them that they are part of something greater than themselves. I think everyone deserves to be seen and heard”.
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Inspired by Gaming | “Sanctuary” by Dusk

LA Alternative Rock Band, Dusk, Pays Homage to Kingdom Hearts III with Debut Release, “Sanctuary”

Sanctuary by Dusk
In honor of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III video game release, Los Angeles-based alt-rock band Dusk pays homage to the video game series with their single release of “Sanctuary”, a unique take on the ethereal masterpiece by Japanese-American singer, Utada Hikaru.

“Sanctuary” is the perfect marriage between the band’s strong attachment to the introspective themes surrounding the video game series and their own musical and thematic sensibilities influenced by the franchise’s original soundtrack. Dusk takes a different approach to this heartful cover through their exploration of avant-garde instruments and a more alternative sound.

“Sanctuary” is Available Now on all Digital Music Streaming Outlets!

We make a conscious effort to create a soundscape that portrays the fictional world that’s unfolding within our music. In our live show, we incorporate several instruments not commonly found in rock bands, such as bass synthesizers and theremin. – Aaron Rudin (drummer)

Lessons From Kingdom Hearts
Beyond the music, Dusk admits the Kingdom Hearts video game series has largely influenced each band member’s life in significant ways.

  • Lesson 1 Everybody is somebody, and nobody is a nobody.
  • Lesson 2 Create your own future in the present. It is not defined by your past.
  • Lesson 3 We are all a part of each other. Love and trust is the strongest weapon of all.

About Dusk
Dusk is an alt-rock band from Los Angeles, CA formed in 2018. The band’s music is connected through a narrative story which explores themes of utopia, morality, and control.

Their unique atmospheric but heavy spin on the classic alt-rock sound tells the narrative of an expansive story in which the characters’ actions and motivations often lie in a grey area between light and dark – this is the significance of the name, Dusk.

LA Alternative Rock Band, Dusk

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Let’s Get Closer | “Jealous” Music Video by The New Division

New Wave Synth Artist, The New Division, Releases Visuals for Latest Single, “Jealous”

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“Jealous” narrates the feeling of desire for intimacy in a relationship almost lost. The track features melancholy lyrics, bright danceable electronic beats and guitar heavy rhythms. The video was shot in Ventura, CA and directed by Brad Bischoff. This track is from The New Division‘s EP Fader.

Watch the Official Music Video for “Jealous”

 

Directed by: Brad Bischoff
Production Company: Club Paradise, LLC
Produced by: Brad Bischoff, Alex Hidalgo
Director of Photography: Taylor Russ
1st AC: Joe Ashi
Locations: Mirella Olivera
Colorist: Casey Bohrnell

Fader is a cinematic explosion of synthpop and dark electronic soundscapes. Single “One Night in Tokyo” profiles a trans pacific love affair. Kunkel vocals radiate over atmospheric driving beats with eerie production.

Fader EP is Available Now on Spotify!

Fader EP by The New Division

About The New Division
The New Division is the alias of Los Angeles based electronic musician/producer John Glenn Kunkel. Being one of the most important acts in the new wave electro synth genre, The New Division has released three critically acclaimed albums and four EPs, as well as numerous remixes and productions. Kunkel has found success being featured in high profile publications such as Pitchfork and the Guardian and amassing millions of plays on Spotify.

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