Bringing It Back | “Calling Your Name” by Steve Ray Ladson

R&B/pop artist Steve Ray Ladson shares emotive, smooth hip-hop single “Calling Your Name”

Calling Your Name by Steve Ray LadonNew York, NY – Steve Ray Ladson shares an emotive new single today titled “Calling Your Name“. Blending R&B, pop and smooth hip hop, he reflects on the universal search for love, and how life as a touring musician can make relationships a struggle. It’s a warm, authentic embrace, that speaks directly to the heart, as a moving and honest reflection. VENTS Magazine premiered the track, saying, “a wonderfully catchy song that captures the 90s, especially the R&B sound of the decade while maintaining it a bit modern.”

Ladson shared how the song came to be. “This song was inspired and created down in Muscle Shoals, Alabama one evening after a recording session at a friend’s home around the table where writing sessions are a norm. I picked up the guitar and began to play and sing, “I’ve had my share of loves ups and downs, I once was lost but now I’m found.” I played the song and sang the lyrics then a good friend of mine, Noah Shell, added to the selection with his touching second verse quoting, “I used to lay awake and wonder, if I’d ever find another.” Realizing that love is universal and is hard to find, especially when you’re a touring musician who spends most of the time on the road traveling.” A multi-instrumentalist and full-time musician, Ladson works as a touring member of the five-time Grammy award-winning Blind Boys Of Alabama, as well as the bassist of Robert Randolph And The Family Band, among projects of his own.

“Calling Your Name” comes as the second single off Ladson’s upcoming album, due out on June 19th. His first single, Do You Know was released last month, along with an accompanying music video. The soulful pop single build an authentic and irresistible feel-good hook, displaying Ladson’s masterful vocal performance and musicianship. “I want people to hear my music and say, it’s authentic and that’s the way music should be,” reflected Ladson. “Remind them of how it used to be and the way it used to sound. Bring back what could feel and when love and music was real. That’s my goal to bring back the real feel.” With COVID-19 bringing the world to a halt, it’s a time more than ever where the world needs feel-good music, and Ladson’s tunes deliver.

Playing over six instruments, and always striving to expand his talents, Ladson continues to dream big. He has previously been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and has worked/toured with numerous artists including Alan ParsonsVince GillZZ Top, Icelandic band Kaleo, and Mavis Staples. Well-rounded in a variety of genres, and always humble to his roots, Ladson continues to connect listeners across the world with his music.

Stream/Purchase “Calling Your Name” NOW on SpotifyApple Music, and Amazon!

An accompanying music video will be released in the coming weeks, with his full-length album due out June 19, 2020.

R&B/pop artist Steve Ray LadsonAbout Steve Ray Ladson
Steve Ray Ladson was born and raised in Hopkins, SC on October 9, 1989. Steve Ray is a producer, songwriter, arranger, and musician. His musical talents include the piano, Hammond organ, lead guitar, bass guitar, and recently began playing the harmonica. He has traveled the world and is currently touring with 5-time Grammy award winners and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners The Blind Boys Of Alabama. He also plays bass guitar with Grammy nominee Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Steve Ray received a position with the Blind Boys through their musical director Joey Williams. Since then, he has made appearances on the Don Imus TV show, CTV, BET Canadian TV, AudioTree TV, and many more.
Twitter: @steverayladson
IG: steverayladson

Freestyle Visual – “Really Don’t Know” Music Video by Lamonte

After dropping the Fisherman Cap produced track “Exposure” in May, the self-proclaimed ‘Best Rapper’ returns with a new song & visual titled “Really Don’t Know”

Really Dont Know Music Video by Lamonte

Produced by ThatBoySlim97, Lamonte sticks to his guns by freestyling with an infectious flair while waving off the flukes and gold diggers. This is his second song to date but he’s applying the pressure with the announcement of more music this year and a new tape “HARBOR FLOW” slated to release in 2020.

Watch Music Video for “Really Don’t Know”



Stream “Really Don’t Know” Now on SoundCloud!
Twitter: @bstrpprm0nty
IG: bstrpprm0nty

The Gift | “Red Omen” Music Video by Ed Roman

Top 20 iTunes Artist Raises Funds For Dyslexia With EXCLUSIVE Amazon Prime Video

Canadian musician Ed Roman is raising funds for dyslexia through Amazon Prime Video sales and rentals of his award-winning animated music video, “Red Omen.”

Red Omen Music Video by Ed Roman

Shellburne, Ontario, Canada – Canadian musician Ed Roman has been a champion for many causes over the years. He has helped deliver humanitarian aid and teach music to children in Jamaica. He has helped raise funds for veterans through the Heart Songs for Veterans organization. Ed has brought awareness to global environmental and sociopolitical issues through his music and press interviews. Now, Ed is raising funds and awareness for a cause that is near and dear to his heart…dyslexia.

You see, Ed Roman is dyslexic. Dyslexia is something that he refers to as “The Gift.”

With the EXCLUSIVE Amazon Prime Video release of his award-winning animated music video for “Red Omen,” Ed is partnering with The Whole Dyslexic Society (WDS). Ed will donate a portion of the Amazon Prime Video sales and rentals of the music video to WDS.

I know with everybody’s help, love and support this can all be something extraordinary. I am excited to have it evolving the way it
is…A bigger than me kind of thing. — Ed Roman

Watch Video for “Read Omen” on Amazon Prime HERE

The Whole Dyslexic Society’s mission is to offer a coordinated and central approach to addressing the needs of the dyslexic individual, their families, and their community, while ensuring a safe place for accelerated learning, healing, education, social interaction, and support of individual growth and development. Your contribution will go towards our bursary objective, ensuring that anyone with the ‘gift of dyslexia’ will be able to take a program to fit their needs, no matter their financial status.

“Red Omen” was directed by Ed and Nelson Diaz with There Be Dragons Creative Media (Kung Fu Panda 2, Sponge Bob). The animated music video has won Official Selection status, Semi-Finalist, Finalist and Winner awards at film festivals around the globe, including the Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival, Lift Off Amsterdam, Cult Critic Film Awards, Twister Alley Film Festival, Jersey Shore Film Festival and many others. The track itself reached the iTunes Canada Pop Songs chart Top 20.

Red Omen by Ed Roman

“Red Omen” is Available Now on iTunes & Amazon!


Ed Roman at Piston

About Ed Roman
Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 600 stations, worldwide. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 and 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards winner, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed won a 2017 Radio Music Award for Best Americana Artist.
Twitter: @SpecialEdRoman

Bold Visuals | “Bad Baby” Music Video by Jordyn Stoddard

Jordyn Stoddard Releases “Bad Baby” Music Video

Bad Baby Music Video by Jordyn Stoddard - BRASH! Magazine Blog

Nashville, TN — Country-pop artist Jordyn Stoddard recently released an accompanying music video to her melody-driven, self-penned “Bad Baby”. Directed by Doltyn Snedden, the video features a stunning Stoddard consumed by thoughts of a new relationship. Illuminated by moody lighting in a series of sultry scenes, the 21-year-old shares glimpses of a love interest’s silhouette while creative artistry shines through in the raindrops, shadows and purply blue tones breathing life into Stoddard’s latest single.

Watch Music Video for “Bad Baby”

“Bad Baby” is Stoddard’s first release since her debut album in 2015, Southern Tide. The 11-song project soared to number six on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart in its opening week and reached the top 40 on Apple Music’s Country Music Daily chart. Stoddard’s first single “Like Me ’Til You Love Me” was released to radio worldwide, while the accompanying music video premiered nationwide on Great American Country TV (GAC) and ZUUS Country.

“Bad Baby” is Available Now on Major Digital Music Platforms!

Bad Baby by Jordan Stoddard - BRASH! Magazine Blog
Twitter: @jordyn_stoddard
IG: jordyn_stoddard

The Great Escape | “London Grey” by Axel Mansoor

Emmy-nominated Artist, Axel Mansoor Releases Melancholy Electro Pop Single, “LondonGrey”

London Grey by Axel Mansoor

“London Grey” takes a polar opposite style, narrating the feeling of wanting to run back home and escape to somewhere where you don’t have to try so hard to be someone or something. Emitting a softer, darker mood with mellow guitars and yearning lyricism, “London Grey” sets a melancholy tone.

Listen to “London Grey” Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!


Recording Artist, Axel MansoorAbout Axel Mansoor
Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter Axel Mansoor has lived in five countries across four continents but currently calls Los Angeles home. His music features themes of transformation, self-love, and self-compassion, as well as an underlying message that one need not rely on others to feel validated.

Growing up in an Orthodox Jewish community, combined with Mansoor’s diverse heritage, the musician has crafted a unique sound that showcases his colorful background. Despite his music sonically bursting with feel-good energy, the theme sparks a much deeper meaning, portraying the hardships of life, acknowledging the struggles and maintaining a glimmer of hope.

As a kid I had a really, really tough time and it was basically drilled into me that I was never enough. I spent most of my life hating myself, wishing I was someone else, and wishing I was different. I make the music I do because I want to give people all over the world the unconditional love and compassion I never got.  – Axel Mansoor

Leading single ‘Paradise’ emphasizes the importance of looking up and being present. The uplifting track portrays how we all spend too much time chasing happiness and success without realizing it’s right in front of you. Mansoor has recently found a surge of creative energy and tranquility through meditation and mindfulness. This daily practice has impacted his life in so many positive ways and ‘Paradise’ is the perfect reminder to stay present. Featuring sun-soaked melodies, silky vocals and funky electronic soundscapes, the summer anthem is reminiscent of Rex Orange County,

Mansoor has seen success with his previous single “Wasted My Love” reaching #5 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart, receiving radio play from KCRW and garnering praise from several influential music blogs. “Talk To Me” was accompanied by an innovative vertical music video premiered by BuzzFeed on Snapchat to over 7 million viewers. Most notably, Mansoor was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of ‘Best Original Song in a Drama’ for his work on ABC’s General Hospital.

Song by song, the LA-based artist is showing listeners that it’s okay to make genuine and emotion-driven music without having to slap a label on it.
Twitter: @iamaxelm
IG: axelmansoor

Dancehall Waves | “Panic” by Eso.Xo.Supreme

Portland R&B artist Eso.Xo.Supreme returns with a Vibey New Single “Panic”

Panic by Eso.Xo.Supreme

Produced by fellow Portland artist Chi Duly, “Panic is an uptempo Dancehall-influenced anthem perfectly timed to party the summer away. Eso.Xo.Supreme provides his patented airy, auto-tuned vocals and light-hearted melodies to add another hit in the making to his already impressive discography. With a handful of releases under his belt, Eso.Xo.Supreme might just be R&B’s best-kept secret with each single and video topping the next and leaving fans asking for more. Don’t “Panic” there’s plenty more music on the way and an upcoming mixtape Amnesia rumored to be coming soon.

Stream “Panic” Now on Spotify & Apple Music!
Twitter: @EsoXoSupreme
Instagram: EsoXoSupreme
Twitter: @chiduly
IG: chiduly

Let’s Dance! | “Be As I Am Metamorphosis” by Tenaj

Brand New Dance Banger! Tenaj unveils the visuals for “Be As I Am Metamorphosis”

Be As I Am Metamorphosis by Tenaj

“Be As I am Metamorphosis” is the new club banger with the killer topline by the award-winning dance artist Tenaj. The track is ready to make you dance joining to a non-stop summer party.

Be as I am is all about finding your inner self and be authentic to you and the other people. Even if you don’t like me, I need to be as I am. The song is full of positivity. – Tenaj

Watch Music Video for “Be As I Am Metamorphosis”

The new single is a collaboration between Tenaj and Myha Marie, a very talented songwriter who was the main vocalist and songwriter for Britney Spears. The well-known producer Austin Leeds, who has collaborated with Avicii, Tiesto, and many other DJs is behind the slick production of the new track.

Stream “Be As I Am Metamorphosis” Now on Spotify & Tidal!

About Tenaj
At a very young age, Tenaj won various beauty pageants and was dancing at high profile events. When she grew up, she decided to take her career further moving to Los Angeles and studying music at the prestigious LA Music Academy. She has won multiple Hollywood Music Awards for the Best Emerging Artist and Best EDM Song. She was 8 weeks in the number 1 on the Club Radio Charts in the USA and had great success at the iTunes Top 100, Swiss dance Charts, Radio AirPlay Now, Examinar, Record World Chart, and Edge Music.

Recording Artist, Tenaj

Tenaj is currently working on a new single release with Vessbroz and planning a massive club tour.
IG: tenajtunes

Music News: Giving It Up to the Charts | “Give It 2 U” by J. Brown

Chart-topping R&B Crooner J. Brown’s New Single “Give It 2 U” Already Topping The Charts as The #25 R&B Song In The Country

Give It 2 U by J. Brown

New single, “Give It 2 U” from chart-topping R&B crooner, J. Brown. “Give It 2 U” has already charted as the #25 R&B song in the county this week. “I am excited about giving listeners another glimpse of who J. Brown is as an artist. The familiarity of the track will take true R&B lovers down memory and I look forward to folks just grooving to the song”, mentions J. Brown. The mid-tempo summer-friendly song was written by Jayson Echo and Charles Farrar and produced by Quaid.

“Give 2 U” is Available Now on Spotify, iTunes, & Amazon!

J. Brown is currently on a national promotional tour in support of the new single. The song is already creating traction at national radio with heavy spins at SiriusXM and Music Choice among others. J. Brown recently graced the June 2019 cover of Lavish Life Magazine (on newsstands now).

Earlier this year, J. Brown scored his first Top 10 Billboard single, with the smash, “Sunrise Sunset”. The song remained on the Top 10 Billboard charts for 5 consecutive weeks.**

J. Brown - BRASH! Magazine BlogAbout J. Brown
Figuratively set to the rhythmic pace of its infamous, steady-grinding automobile factories, while its streets are legendary and well-known the world over for the hyper-creative and musically fertile atmosphere that gave birth to Motown, Detroit continues to be a music capital of feel-good, contemporary music that ultimately proves timeless. The list of iconic names that have catapulted and captivated from the Motor City seems infinite…more than a few simply known by one name. Typifying the old saying “something in the water,” singer/songwriter J. BROWN – though generationally removed from the Gordy company’s then revolutionary melding of contemporary R&B and pop – has paid his dues and persevered in bringing those time proven musical values into the new music era with his forthcoming, long-in-the-making solo debut set. With music firmly in his blood and armed with tunnel-vision focus on following his passion of making music from the heart, J. BROWN delivers a dose of straight-up R&B – some with subtle pop and 90s throwback influences – to a music generation largely devoid of truly soulful and impassioned music.
Twitter: @JBrownMusicOnly
Instagram: JBrownMusicOnly

Careless Grooves | “No Worries” by Devin Kennedy

Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist, Devin Kennedy Releases New Single, “No Worries”

No Worries by Devin Kennedy - BRASH! Magazine BlogDevin Kennedy adds another track to his hit list on blissed-out new single, “No Worries.”
The Berklee College of Music graduate has seen rapid success since his string of singles in 2018. These days, his music is everywhere, with successful rotation on Los Angeles radio stations as well as features on “Today At Apple Playlist” in Apple stores nationwide, and BMI’s Music Monday. He’s partnered with “’Steereo’ to stream his music for over 100k listening minutes in Lyfts and Uber’s across the U.S. In 2018, he was awarded “Best New Emerging Artist” by Hollywood Music in Media and sold-out his first headlining show at Los Angeles’ Peppermint Club LA. Hard at work on new music, he calls his new single “No Worries” one of his favorite songs yet.

Recording artist, Devin Kennedy

Devin Kennedy’s chill “No Worries” is an anthem for the anti-FOMO crowd. Written and produced by Kennedy, the lite-R&B track glistens to a cool groove, the perfect backdrop for Kennedy’s wistful falsetto and soulful aesthetic. All about settling into the quiet of a moment with the one you love, “No Worries” is the perfect soundtrack to a romantic night in or a quiet dinner with friends and family. The bossanova-infused groove and layered vocals build an atmosphere of relaxation, reminding us all to be in the moment and let go of negative influences. Devin Kennedy uses his flawless songwriting and memorable sound to craft this soulful summer night single, “No Worries.”

“No Worries” is Available Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!
Twitter: @DevKennedyMusic
IG: DevKennedyMusic

Beautiful Renditions | “I Love You” by Arika Kane

Pop-Soul Chart-topping Recording Artist Arika Kane Releases Her New Single, “I Love You”

I Love You by Arika Kane“I Love You” was originally produced by Buckwild, Mario Winans and Sean Puffy Combs and written by Anthony Best, Faith Evans, Jennifer Lopez, Bobby Springsteen, Issac Hayes, Mario Winans, Mechalie Jamison, and Sean Puffy Combs. The newly released version is co-produced by Arika Kane, Lou Humphrey, and Jasmon Joyner. “This tribute release is something that I am beyond proud of”, mentions Arika Kane. “Faith is one of my all-time favorite vocalists and this song has always spoken to my heart and soul…recording this song brought back so many emotions that it just felt right. I hope that Faith and all of her global supporters feel that I did this iconic R&B song justice”, she adds.

The new rendition of “I Love You” by Arika Kane is available now, via the Orchard/Sony/BSE Recordings label imprint. The songstress is gearing up for the release of her next studio album, to be released later this fall.

Stream “I Love You” Now on Major Digital Music Platforms!

Pop-soul recording artist, Arika KaneAbout Arika Kane
Songstress & soulful songwriter Arika Kane is one of the music industry’s leading pioneers of substance. With over 50 billboard charting positions under her belt and multiple best-selling singles and albums, Kane is ever growing in her accomplishments.

Arika Kane is known to many as the VH1 Songstress. She has had over 80 synchronization placements within the Viacom network on various shows that include VH1, BET and MTV with multiple features on shows like “Love and Hip Hop”, “Basketball Wives” and “Single Ladies”. Kane scored 2 major theme songs on television with her song “Make It” that you heard on VH1’s TV series “Hollywood Exes” and “Atlanta Exes”.

In 2014, Arika Kane lit up international radio with her song “It’s There”, an epic collaboration with the legendary Brian McKnight. This timeless ballad climbed the U.S. sales charts reaching #1 in R&B. It also climbed the Billboard charts reaching #8 in Billboard Sales and was quickly cherished by music fans of all-genres worldwide.

In 2016 Kane released “The Remix Album” which took over the U.S. sales charts climbing to the #1 position and staying the #1 Dance Album in the country for 10 weeks. “The Remix Album” also charted in Billboard in both the Heat-seekers chart and the Top 25 Dance charts for 8 weeks straight. Kane’s chops and her music cross all-genres. Her message is liberating, inspirational and positive.

Later this fall, Arika will release her new album and continues to take pride in creating music that empowers everyone especially women. Her songwriting and producing skills makes her a triple threat. With having over 10 songs that reached #1 in U.S. best sellers in both the R&B and Pop genres, Kane has shown and proved that she is a force to be reckoned with.
Twitter: @ArikaKane
IG: ArikaKane