Pop Quotes | “Just Me + You” by Alexa Kishner

Pop Songstress Alexa Kishner’s Latest Single
“Just Me + You”

JUST YOU + ME by Alexa Krisner

Nashville, TN – Nashville-based pop artist, Alexa Kishner, recently released her latest single “Just Me + You”.

“Just You and Me came about naturally. I actually wrote the chorus to the beat of my turn signal in the car! Writing has always been a source of comfort to me, and I always strive to be real in my writing,” explains Alexa. “When I brought this idea to my co-writer, the song was done in about an hour and we knew there was a special story that had to be told.”

Alexa Kishner is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter with an innate musical ability. Originally from New York, she began singing at the young age of three and started writing music when she was twelve. She has a unique capability of poetically relating harmony and lyrics to musical notes. Alexa has written a countless number of songs, some of which are available on digital music streaming services.

Stream “Just Me + You” NOW!

www.AlexaKishner.com
Facebook.com/AlexaKishner
Twitter: @AlexaKishner
IG: AlexaKishner
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Storytime Visuals | “Stubborn” by RIELL

Recording Artist, RIELL, Releases New Single “Stubborn”

Stubborn by Riell

“Stubborn,” is a toxic warning dressed up in romance and excitement. While the beat is bright, poppy and pretty, the lyrics and meaning are quite dark and sinister.

‘Stubborn’ was inspired after dating someone who threatened to commit suicide if I ever tried to leave him, but refused to get professional help. The relationship itself stemmed from an insecure need to feel needed, and a desire to fix people surrounding me – almost like playing God.  – RIELL

Stream “Stubborn” Now on Major Digital Music Platforms!

Along with the single release, the official music video for “Stubborn” is the first of a five-part story developed by the artist.

Watch Music Video for “Stubborn”

About RIELL
RIELL is an internationally touring and Top 40 charting Dance Pop artist, songwriter, and topliner from Canada. She shares her obsession with raw experience and adventures from around the globe, creating an innovative mix of artists like Halsey, The Weeknd, and Anne Marie. RIELL is set to release her 7-track debut album, PARADISE, which revolves around themes of self-exploration, an obsession with hardship and the impact of perspective on reality. The project was written and developed over a period of two years while touring around the world, coming to fruition in places like England, Costa Rica, India and Canada. Produced by Robbie Townsend, Biometrix and featuring M.I.M.E., the project will be released as a visual album with five full length music videos created in Toronto, ON. PARADISE is set to be released worldwide throughout 2020.

Dance pop artist, RIELL

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Twitter: @iamriell
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Music News: Indie Stay Winning | Justin Blazer & Copperline Music Group

Producer & Singer -Songwriter Justine Blazer Inks Publishing Deal with Copperline Music Group (Sync License Division)

We love it when independent artists share their works gaining the attention of major labels, entertainment companies, deals and MORE! Nashville artist, Justine Blazer recently inked a publishing deal with Copperline Music Group! Let’s give a BRASH! congrats to this trailblazing artist.

Justine Blazer and Copperline Music Group

About Copperline Music Group
Copperline Music Group is a fully integrated entertainment company built to meet the needs of today’s artists. Founded in 2016 by Will Edwards and Rusty Harmon, Copperline Music Group brings together experts in artist management, artist development, music production, advertising and marketing, A&R, radio promotions, booking, publishing, content creation and distribution, to create and execute comprehensive artist strategies for the just emerging to the most established artists. With international distribution through The Orchard, CMG’s collective experience provides a home for independent artists looking for a fresh perspective.

www.copperlinemusicgroup.com/

Nashville singer-songwriter, Justin BlazerAbout Justine Blazer
Justine Blazer is a Nashville recording artist, music and vocal producer, audio/mixing engineer songwriter and podcaster. SIn 2019/2020 she has had four (4) #1 hit singles on various independent charts. Over her 10+ years in the music industry as a solo artist, Justine has released seven (7) LP & was the winner of the Ram Trucks Battle of the Bands National competition. She has opened for Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Lonestar and many more. Justine has had sponsorships and endorsement deals with Chrysler Incorporated, Ram Trucks, Luna Guitars, Ernie ball strings and more. She has charted on the Music Row Top 100 Music Charts, her music videos have been seen on VEVO, GAC, TNN and The Country Network. She was featured on the television show American Super Group with Jennifer Nettles and Elle King on MTV & POP television. Justine has tour over 200 dates a year and performs weekly at her residency in Nashville, TN. Starting music at a young age, she has studied opera, jazz and music theory. She now works as a full time music producer with numerous studios and record labels, doing artist development, songwriting and music production for herself, other artists and sync licensing placement. She also produces a weekly podcast called SONIC FEMALE. Most recently, she was nominated for ‘Music Producer of the Year’ and ‘Country Female Artist of the Year’ for the Josie Music Awards, which is the largest independent and internationally recognized award show. Justine was just recently a presenter at the NAMM show 2020 in Anaheim, California representing RME audio.

www.justineblazer.com
Facebook.com/justineblazermusic
Twitter: @justineblazer
IG: justineblazer
YouTube.com/singerchick007

 

Soul Sessions| Sis. EP Release by KIRBY

KIRBY Unveils Highly Anticipated Debut EP Sis.

Memphis-born, Mississippi-raised songstress KIRBY doesn’t want you to hear her music, she wants you to taste it. Like a plate at Sunday dinner, KIRBY’s debut EP Sis. is undeniably satisfactory.

Sis EP by Kirby

Following the release of her lead single “We Don’t Funk”, the EP offers a healthy dose of 70s nostalgia blended seamlessly with the bold female empowerment themes of the new century that especially speak to women of color.

As much as I want all women to love this music, I need women of color to hear it and know certain narratives about us are simply not true… It’s what soul music sounds like when a woman falls in love and doesn’t give up her power. – KIRBY 

The refreshing 7-track Neo-soul project uplifts its listeners with buttery vocals, hypnotizing guitar rhythms, and pulsating basslines. ‘Sis.’ firmly cements KIRBY as an artist in her own right, after years of crafting songs for the other stars of today.

Stream Sis. EP HERE

The decision to focus on her solo music wasn’t an easy one, and it didn’t work out overnight. “I left the mountain top of one career and went to the valley of another,” she explains. “But believe me, I see the mountain ahead. And it’s beautiful.”

Singer/songwriter Kirby

Photo Credit: Courtney Loo & David Karp

KIRBY is the incredibly talented writer behind “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, “Tell Me You Love Me” by Demi Lovato, “Die With You” by Beyoncé, “Only One” by Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and “Break Your Heart Right Back” by Ariana Grande.
Twitter: @singkirbysing
IG: singkirbysing

Worldwide Drip | Chargin’ 4 Drip Music Video by Lightskin Bobby x Ninja Byrto

Atlanta singer Lightskin Bobby shows us how he’s ‘Chargin 4 Drip’

Atlanta singer Lightskin Bobby joins forces with Ninja Byrto for ‘Chargin 4 Drip” off their ‘Worldwide’ collaboration

Chargin 4 Drip by Lightskin Bobby x Ninja Byro Music Video

Atlanta singer Lightskin Bobby joined forces with fellow Atlantan, rapper Ninja Byrto for the release of their collaboration project Worldwide. With help from Atlanta music influencers DJ Kutt Throat and DJ Hollywood, the two produced a unique 20-track project, which features their fourth single and most recent music video, titled Chargin’ 4 Drip.”

I am a studio junkie that consistently be there every day or every week. I had gotten introduced to Byrto through a friend and we worked together on my song called ‘Worldwide’ that later became a duo project. I like the feature of my song and wanted to keep recording because I didn’t think to do a project. To get 20 songs, we recorded over 100 from January of 2018 to the beginning of 2019. I can’t sit on songs so my idea was to do a project called ‘Worldwide’ because I want to go worldwide. – Lightskin Bobby

Additional songs off Worldwide include the lead single and title track Worldwide,” Get Lit,” and Maybeline.”

Worldwide Album by LightskinBobby x Ninja Byrto - BRASH! Magazine Blog

Stream Worldwide NOW on Major Digital Music Platforms
Amazon Music | Apple Music | Spotify | Tidal | YouTube

About Lightskin Bobby
A singer/songwriter, Breyon “Lightskin Bobby” Sweeting is an Atlanta-based talent working his way from the bottom until he reaches the top. As a child, a became a prodigy around the talent show circuit, winning multiple shows in Georgia and South Carolina, and competing on legendary talent program “Showtime at The Apollo.”

Atlanta singer/songwriter Lightskin Bobby

He’s worked with well-known producer Mr. Hankey, PS On The Track, Ali of Travis Porter, and infamous Atlanta music influencer DJ Kutt Throat.

Earlier this year, Sweeting dropped his “Lightskin Bobby” project, which coincidentally promoted him to switch his professional name from Breyon FPGM to Lightskin Bobby.

Lightskin Bobby garnered solo success from songs like “4bidden Fruit,” “Actions Speak Louder,” and “Undercover Freak.” Before being known as Lightskin Bobby, the singer went BreyonFPMG and was known for his sultry voice and rapper syle.

He released his sophomore project LightskinBobby in 2019 and is currently working on his third solo project for 2020.

IG: lightskinbobby

The Journey | “DEFY” Music Video by Teraj

R&B/Pop Artist, Teraj Releases Captivating Visual for Single, “DEFY”

DEFY Music Video by Teraj - BRASH! Magazine Blog

“DEFY”, from Teraj’s latest album, DEFY. The album consists of blends in pop, R&B, EDM, and Soul sounds. DEFY the album completes a style originally presented in his first EP, DEFY, Pt. 1 (2018). Written by Teraj, the EP showcases his creative range backing the lyrics with strong vocals.

Recently, Teraj premiered the music visual for the single, “DEFY” displaying the physical and mental journey traveled by the artist. Encouraging us to DEFY the norms and nay-sayers, this artist provides a glimpse into what can happen when you believe in yourself resulting in triumphing over the obstacles.

Directed by Teraj
Production Company: 305Music
Director of Photography: Barry Hoy
Assistant Director of Photography: Latryce Stewart
Edited by: Kevin Martelino for Video Husky

The “DEFY” visual is the first of four music videos set to be released by Teraj! Stay tuned for more!

Stream DEFY NOW!

 

www.TerajMusic.com
Facebook.com/IAmTeraj
Twitter: @IAmTeraj
Instagram: Teraj08

Self-Love is Major Key! | “Make Love to Myself” Music Video by Jules Truly

Recording Artist, Jules Truly Releases Music Video for New Single, “Make Love to Myself” 

Jules Truly Make Love to Myself Music VideoIn her first solo, single debut, Jules Truly came to recognize her worth and took back her “Gold Medals” with affirmation; cutting away at all toxic energy that latched on in hopes for a piece of her magic. With her latest single and now newly premiered music video, “Make Love to Myself,” starring, Young Lucious from Empire Fox, Jeremy L. Carver she comes to terms with the fact that once you let go of what does not belong to you one must then also mentally and physically, nourish and heal the wounds, to just like the phoenix revive and rise from the ashes.

 


Watch Music Video for “Make Love to Myself”


“Make Love to Myself” adds fuel to the women’s empowerment movement of today’s society. It not only chants on the importance of self-love and worth, but it also does not shy away from adding a metaphoric, double meaning to the acceptance and pleasures of a woman making love to herself and in return gaining complete satisfaction.

Stream “Make Love to Myself” Now on Spotify!

About Jules Truly
Born and raised in the Bronx, Jules found her love for music starting as a child performer with The Highbridge Voices Community Choir directed by Bruno Casolari. This experience propelled her to performances on The David Letterman Show and an ensemble appearance with Celine Dion at Radio City Music Hall to name a few. She then went on to appear as Young Nala in Broadway’s Musical, The Lion King in its 2000-2001 season. In 2014 she placed as a finalist at the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night.

As an adult, she continues to polish her skills with renowned vocal coach and mentor, Craig Derry. Aside from her solo pursuits, Jules is currently, front-woman of her jazz band and NYC based band, Jules and The Jinks who recently won AFROPUNK’s Battle of The Bands and went on to play the main stage of AFROPUNK Brooklyn Festival. Her sound is jazz, funk, r&b, pop, rock, but most of all soulfully unique. Performing in the metropolitan area, highlight performances include Mercury Lounge, Sony Hall, Minton’s Playhouse, Rockwood Music Hall, Joe’s Pub, Highline Ballroom, Manderley Bar at The McKittrich Hotel, Silvana, Shrine, Sofar Sounds, Treble Fridays, Piano’s, Red Rooster, The Schomburg Museum, The Harlem Arts Festival in 2016, Afropunk Brooklyn Festival 2018 and The Wynwood Yard in Miami 2018.
www.julestruly.com
Facebook.com/Julestruly3
Twitter: @jules_truly
IG: jules_truly
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Making a Mark in Gospel | HOSANNA EP by Darnell Moore

Singer and Songwriter Darnell Moore Releases HOSANNA EP

Darnell Moore’s HOSANNA EP Features Earnest Pugh and James Murphy

Washington DC – Rising singer and songwriter Darnell Moore is making his imprint on Gospel music. He is a young astute musician who has an easy-going spirit and worships with an authentic heart. Over the years, Darnell has toured internationally in a supporting role to other artists as a musician, music director, or vocal director. He recently returned from his first solo international tour of Italy in December to pre-promote his HOSANNA EP. HOSANNA marks the singer’s first album/EP release.

Hosanna EP by Darnell Moore

“This is a new step for my music career,” Darnell shares. “This is the first time I have placed a body of work on digital platforms for distribution. Also, this EP is being released on my 35th birthday. Even though birthdays are a time to receive love and appreciation, I decided to share with the world, music from my heart, hoping that the messages of praise and hope will help at least one person.”

The first single from Moore’s new EP is the title track “Hosanna”. Fans can watch a live performance of “Hosanna” on YouTube.

“Like the word Hallelujah, Hosanna is a common word we use in music and church. The difference is Hallelujah is a shout of praise, whereas, Hosanna is a cry of praise,” Darnell explains. “Over the past two years, crying has become a part of my new normal, mainly because of the birth of my first son, who is now a part of the ‘terrific two-year-old crew’. I have learned that shouting happens through excitement, but a cry comes from pain or pressure. In spite of some of the unpleasantries of life’s lessons, I decided to stay committed to my assignment as a worshiper and to write songs of praise during seasons of pain.”

HOSANNA is a 5-song EP produced by Moore, Chris Leach, FIO, Darryl Woodson, and Carlton Hicks. Gospel’s leading man Earnest Pugh is featured on the worship ballad “Thank You” which is produced by Leach. Moore crafted a super-groove track called “Everything To Me” with producer Woodson. HOSANNA also features vocalist James Murphy on “Hallelujah” produced by Hicks.

Stream HOSANNA EP Now!

www.DarnellMoore.com
Facebook.com/DarnellMooreMusic
Twitter: @DarnellMalachi
IG: Darnellmalachi

Once Upon A Heartbreak | “Seventeen” by Chey Rose

Chey Rose Dives Headfirst into Emotions of Heartbreak and Nostalgia in Vulnerable New Single, “Seventeen”

Seventeen by Chey Rose The new year is often known for ringing in hope and inspiration, but for many, it can be a somber time of reflection, nostalgia and even heartbreak. Chey Rose embraces these vulnerable emotions head-on in her brand new single, “Seventeen”. A raw, intimate breakup ballad, the song is a desperate cry to escape the jaded numbness that comes with years of failed love & longs for the ability to feel deeply & freely again, like a first, fresh heartbreak at age 17.

Minimalistic piano, dreamy synths, lo-fi beats & muted electric guitar build this piece into what can be described as a more cinematic Sasha Sloan ballad.

“Seventeen” was co-written with Nashville artist-writer Amy Asher and producer Tony Chetta, is a new very personal style of writing Chey has been delving into. The verses are descriptive and wordy, depicting specific scenes and revealing intimate details in singer-songwriter story-telling fashion; however, the melodies, production, and chorus structure pull from pop/r&b influences. The result: a unique niche sound that’s fresh, heartfelt and most importantly real.

It’s crazy because the night we wrote Seventeen, I didn’t even feel like writing. So much was going on in my personal life and I was honestly scared to face those emotions. But I did anyway, and what started out as a 10pm therapeutic wine night with my two best friends turned into the 2am birth of a song so confessional and real and honest that it scared me – in a good way. Days after the session I couldn’t stop playing the song – it was literally healing my soul as I listened to the demo over and over, and that’s how I knew it had to be shared. If it can heal my heart, it has the power to connect with and heal so many other souls who may be dealing with the same exact thing. – Chey Rose

Stream “Seventeen” Now on iTunes & Spotify!

Recording artist, Chey RoseAbout Chey Rose
Artist-writer Chey Rose has already begun carving her unique niche in the music industry. Writing from a deep place of raw, descriptive sentimentality, Chey draws inspiration from her personal life experiences, crafting songs that carry the spark of young love, carefree memory making & nostalgia. Her June-released pop anthem V.C.R. quickly gained the favor of several Editorial Playlists, landing a spot on Spotify’s official Chill Hits playlist and garnering an overwhelming amount support from its 5 million followers. The track has since racked up almost a million streams and over nine hundred playlist adds on Spotify alone.

Chey’s sultry tone & icy smooth vocals, combined with the fresh melodies & sharp production in each of her tunes, mesh together to create a sound described by The Belmont Mixtape as “a Kehlani-meets-Lauv blend, with a sprinkling of Troye Sivan lyric-magic & a hint of LANY alt-pop influence.” Her musical influences also include artists Olivia O’Brien, Sasha Sloan, Nina Nesbitt and Khalid. Aside from her solo artist career, Chey is an avid songwriter and is frequently cowriting with other musicians and NSAI members. She has had outside cuts by artists in both the country pop and pop/r&b scenes.

Originally hailing from Columbus, OH, Chey currently attends Belmont University in Nashville, TN, majoring in songwriting and minoring in music business. When asked to sum herself up in one sentence, her favorite response is that she is a “lover of good lyrics, handwritten letters, travel adventures & anything cat related.” Chey continues to build steady momentum through new releases and live performances in well known Nashville venues such as Analog at the Hutton, the High Watt, Rocketown, the Basement and more.

www.cheyrosetunes.com
Facebook.com/CheyRoseTunes
Twitter: @CheyRoseTunes
IG: CheyRoseTunes

Week 75 | Tobi’s New Independent Music Picks

A totally random, whatever came to mind first, selection of the latest additions to our New Independent Music Friday playlist

Music reviews written by Tobi Davis

Tobi's new music monster

UP N DOWN by Izzy Camina - BRASH! magazine blog

Artist: Izzy Camina
Track: “UP N DOWN”

Independent artist and producer Izzy Camina delivers dystopian dance pop with new single, “UP N DOWN”.

Pulse-tronic, blunt and fused on a bitcrush; sonic-ricochet cracks the ambient open; and beats land, kick punching deep, tight, and hard; the snare smacked thin and brittle-sharp.  The bass shifts in dark, heavy ripples of sub and low frequency spl; pushing, throbbing, driving the track in animalistic surges of compacted energy.  Synths burst and rip in atonal, shards of electronica; as much sound design as composition.

Camina mouths lines in absence, in abstention, in search of absolution; words drip in vowel and hushed, throated whisper; syllables linger and drift.  Camina’s vocals stacked in odd double, awkward and compelling.  Part mantra, part musing, part meditation, Camina crafts image, thought, and sardonic aside.

A soundtrack to the 21st century dystopian driveby, “UP N DOWN” draws deep upon intoxicating thrill of losing oneself to the filth and stink of the oblivion chase; an anthem for a generation raised in the era of ego, where privacy and liberty have been traded for 15 minutes and convenience, where chaos has been prescribed to act as a catalyst for capitalism, and indifference has been normalized; a generation who, in the absence and impossibility of enlightenment, are, instead, in search of escape through any means unnecessary.  In speaking for herself, Izzy Camina is speaking for all of them.

Facebook.com/IzzyCamina
Twitter: @izzycamina
IG: izzycamina


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About Tobi
Tobi is a mastering engineer and remixer via Tobisonics. As well as writing music reviews for Brash and running various Independent Music playlists, he also hosts Thursday’s #Musichouruk on Twitter.

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