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.

Twitter: @iamegyptmusic
IG: iamegyptmusic


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
Twitter: @stevierae_music
IG: stevierae_music

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.”
Twitter: @Lorenzo_Aus
IG: lorenzo_australia

Bringing You the FIRE! | Katchafire Tour News

Katchafire’s USA Tour Around One Love and Arizona Roots Festivals with Jordan T & Swells

Reggae Band, Katchafire

New Zealand pacific roots reggae ambassadors Katchafire kicks off their first 2019 USA tour late this month, around their festival slots on One Love in California and Arizona Roots Festival. All club shows also feature special guests Maui’s irrepressible singer/guitarist Jordan T who has shared many stages with Katchafire, along with the smooth soulful tones & feel good vibes of Swells from Orange County who has just released a new EP.

Stream Katchafire Music on Spotify!

Katchafire’s Fyah In The Trenches tour will celebrate the release of their new video/single scheduled to premiere with a Watch Party/Live chat with the band on their Official YouTube Channel (date dependent on country) – UTC 24 January 2019 at 21:00

katchafire trenches tour poster

Thu Jan. 31, 2019 – Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn WA with Jordan T & Swells
Fri Feb. 1, 2019 – Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn WA with Jordan T & Swells
Sat Feb. 2, 2019 – Armory, Ashland OR with Jordan T, Swells & The Current
Wed Feb. 6, 2019 – Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz CA with Jordan T & Swells
Thu Feb. 7, 2019 – Longboard Margarita Bar, Pacifica CA with Jordan T & Swells
Fri Feb. 8, 2019 – Music Box, San Diego CA with Jordan T & Swells
Sat Feb. 9, 2019 – Arizona Roots Festival, Chandler AZ
Sun Feb. 10, 2019 – One Love Festival, Long Beach CA
Mon Feb. 11, 2019 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV with Jordan T, Swells & Mystic Roots

Tickets for all shows are available now – Links & details available at Katchafire website & social pages.

Click here to watch Katchafire’s documentary created by Mike Abela/Abela Films

“Fyah In The Trenches” will be the 5th video/single from Katchafire’s acclaimed 5th studio album (released June 2018).

**Watch Party Dates & Times – UTC 21:00 24 Jan 2019**
US HONOLULU – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 11am
US LOS ANGELES – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 1pm
US NEW YORK – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 4pm
JA KINGSTON – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 4pm
UK LONDON – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 9pm
EU BERLIN – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 10pm
JP TOKYO – Friday, Jan 25th @ 6am
AU SYDNEY – Friday, Jan 25th @ 8am
NZ AUCKLAND – Friday, Jan 25th @ 10am

Katchafire will then head to Hawaii for several shows with reggae legends UB40.
Twitter: @Katchafire
IG: KatchafireOfficial

An Incredible Debut | Crisis EP by Phé

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

Crisis ep by Phe'

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”.
Twitter: @phemusic
IG: phemusic

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

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

jealous music visual by the new division - brash! magazine blog

“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.
Twitter: @TheNewDivision
IG: TheNewDivision

A New Re-Play| Dream World Revisited EP by Beautiful Things

Former Screams For Tina Bass Player Joins Singer-Songwriter on New Beautiful Things EP, Out Feb. 25th

LOS ANGELES, CA — Ethereal pop-rock band, Beautiful Things, has announced February 25 as the release date for their new EP. This reimagining of their debut album is a collaboration with former Screams For Tina bass player Grahame “Billy” Budd.

A mutual deep appreciation for alternative 80s rock brought the unlikely trio together, despite their diverse backgrounds. Singer and songwriter Dina D’Alessandro hails from Tucson, AZ, bass player/producer Budd is from London, England, and keyboardist/guitarist Sean X grew up in both Los Angeles and Ensenada, Mexico. This shared admiration can be heard throughout their soon-to-be-released EP, Dream World Revisited.

EP, Dream World Revisited by Beautiful Things

A musical experiment of sorts, Dream World Revisited is comprised of re-recorded songs. The original versions were previously released almost 10 years ago on the Beautiful Things debut album Dream World when D’Alessandro was solo. Now, joined by Budd and X, and with the help of veteran alternative rock producer/engineer Michael Rozon (Ministry, Melvins), Beautiful Things has breathed new life into some of their favorite songs. The re-recorded tracks feature more electronic elements and a contemporary feel.

beautiful thingsClassic alt-pop icons like Kate Bush and Gary Numan, as well as modern artists like Tamaryn, are influences heard throughout Dream World Revisited, but it’s Dina’s deeply personal lyrics that set Beautiful Things apart. Listen for yourself and discover why critics have called their music “pure pop-rock heaven.”
Twitter: @officialthings
IG: beautifulthingsmusic