Classic Vulnerability | “Girls Like Me” Music Video by Fiona Grey

Rising Dirty Pop Artist, Fiona Grey, Releases Visuals for New Release, “Girls Like Me”

“Girls Like Me” visuals expresses the importance of revealing all your different sides to one another, whether it’s your vulnerable side or something you don’t always wish to share. The single is from Fiona Grey’s highly anticipated EP Cult Classic OUT NOW!

Cult Classic EP by Fiona Grey - BRASH! Magazine Blog

The music video was directed by Noah Miller and produced by Valerie Thurson.

Watch the Official Video for “Girls Like Me”

“Girls Like Me” is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

Cult Classic EP vocalizes the cultural issues and expresses Grey’s vulnerability and anger towards the world we are living in and her desires for the world we are shaping. Produced by Grammy award-winning Mike Schuppan (Paramore, M83, Ziggy Marley) and mastered by Dave Cooley (Fitz & The Tantrums, Stone Temple Pilots), the release is packed with powerful storytelling and imaginative visuals. Grey admits, “Each song has its own identity and story it wants to tell”. Sonically the EP is built around organic instrumentation, fusing modern electronic soundscapes while ensuring that the production doesn’t take away from the honesty of the music. Featuring string arrangements, full choirs and authentic instruments, the release delivers listeners with a dynamic and dimensional experience. Having been described by Galore Magazine as “bringing Hollywood glamour to a sultry story of love, drugs and vanity” and adding theatrical elements, Grey is essentially the Elizabeth Taylor of the modern pop music industry.

About Fiona Grey
Emerging vocal sensation Fiona Grey has been writing and performing music with Los Angeles as her backdrop. Originally from Chicago, Grey utilizes the earnest nature of her raw vocal quality and defines her sound as “dirty pop,” teased by shades of sultry, soulful melodies.

Pop vocalist, Fiona Grey

Drawing inspiration from the world of Hollywood, it’s unrealistic expectations and the vices that people use as a form of escapism, Grey hopes that her music will help listeners aim to be the most pure and honest versions of themselves. “There is a lot about living in a pop culture centered world that we deem as ‘normal behavior’. I hope that the music can remind the listener that this follower-centric, alternate persona universe we live in is all temporary happiness,” reveals the songstress who is known for her dynamic glittery performances.

Grey has found success having performed on some of the worlds biggest stages including Ravina (Chicago), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles) and Irving Plaza (New York). She has also had airplay on tastemaker stations such as KCRW, as well as having toured internationally including heading three successful European tours.

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Entertainment News | R&B Artist, Omar Wilson Nominated for NAACP Image Award

Indie R&B Artist, Omar Wilson, Nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist

NAACP Image Awards Nominees for Outstanding New ArtistOmar Wilson has been a full force in the R&B scene with his soulful music releases and performances. With his recent accomplishment, he’s displaying how hard working indie artists can win and stand beside the best of the best in mainstream music. BRASH! caught wind of the recent announcement of Wilson’s NAACP Image Award nomination of in the category, Outstanding New Artist. The BSE Recordings artist joins the likes of Toyr Lanez, Koryn Hasthorne, Ella Mai, and Jade Novah. Wilson described this nomination, via instagram, as being “Blessed and honored” to be named on one of the nominees in this category. He also thanked his team, BSE Recordings (Label), Ra-Fael Blanco (Publicist), Michelle Bonaparte (Make up Artist), Carlton Spence (Fashion Stylist/Image Consultant), and label mates, Arika Kane (Singer) & T Barz (Rap Artist).

For the 50th NAACP Image Awards, this milestone year is giving independent artists the awareness that is well overdue in the music industry. The award show will be aired on TVOne, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9pm EST/8pm CST. The telecast will take place from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA.

We salute Omar Wilson for this amazing accomplishment and send BRASH! well wishes! Be sure to check out his new single “Love Song” Available Now!

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About The NAACP Image Awards
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishment of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The upcoming telecast, the 50th Anniversary of the NAACP Image Awards, will also spotlight the significant contributions of the NAACP and the impact the organization has had on our community and country. For more information, visit www.naacpimageawards.net.

About the NAACP
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at NAACP.org.

Stripped-Down Vocals | Acoustic Version of “Gunz N’ Black Roses” by Berry Boo

Singer/Songwriter, Berry Boo, Releases Acoustic Version of Latest Single, “Gunz N’ Black Roses”

Singer-Songwriter Berry Boo - BRASH! Magazine Blog“Gunz N’ Black Roses” was written by Berry Boo, Jonathan Jennings and Sophia Lauren and produced by RJ The Producer. “I wanted for the audience to feel the passion behind the song”, mentions Berry. The single is lifted from Berry’s recently released EP, CLUTCH, available on all streaming platforms now.

Continuing to give music lovers the passion “feels”, Berry Boo recently releases a stripped-down (Acoustic) version of “Gunz N’ Black Roses”.

“Gunz N’ Black Roses” is a reflective of how intense a woman’s love can be! Too often times we hear the narrative of a man having women sprung, but the untold version is that a woman holds the power. It’s like playing with fire… be careful what you awaken, cause my love is like Gunz N’ Black Roses! – Berry Boo

Watch the Live Acoustic Version of “Gunz N’ Black Roses”

 

Clutch EP by Berry Boo
“Gunz N’ Black Roses” is from Berry’s recently released EP, Clutch, available now on all streaming platforms.


Berry Boo, no stranger to the stage, is also known as a re-known background vocalist for some of today’s hottest artists including Nicki Minaj, Robin Thicke and Melanie Fiona, just to name a few. She has also given supporting vocals on the Kanye West “Yeezus” and “The Life of Pablo” album. She is currently on her “Clutch” promotional tour in support of her recently released EP. Stops includes; Washington, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas and Miami.

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Love/Sexy Xs 10 | “Times 10” by Sammie ft Lil Baby

Multi Platinum R&B Singer/Songwriter, SAMMIE, Returns with the Debut of his NEW Visual/Single, “Times 10”

times 10 by sammie ft. lil baby - brash! magazine blogSammie is unapologetically unleashing his grown and sexy, and bringing back the true essence of, and fire in R&B love songs with his new body of music. Sammie shows his audience that he hasn’t missed a beat while on his two year hiatus. Sammie is all grown up and he is not holding back in his new single “Times 10,” featuring hip hop phenomenon, Lil Baby. Sammie expresses a tantalizingly mature conversation where the R&B singer croons about bringing his woman to a heightened sense of pleasure in more ways than one–better yet, “Times 10,” against a heady melody with a powerful confessional hook.

I’ll return the favor baby, times 10. Imma keep you comin’ comin’ again. When you freakin’ me baby girl anything goes. When you go down, I know you care and it shows. I wanted to create a record that sets the mood. And I feel I’ve accomplished that, thoroughly. – Sammie

“Times 10″ was written by Sammie Lee Bush and produced by: Fresh Ayr and DJ Pain 1.

Stream “Times 10” ft. Lil Baby NOW on Major Digital Music Outlets!

Empire Records signed a venture with Sammie, and is set to release his new album in Spring 2019.

Supporting the sultry single is the red-light-district, erotic teaser video directed by Keoni Mars, which depicts a shirtless Sammie pleasing his lady love to the point of no return.

Watch the Official Trailer for “Times 10”

About SammMulti Platinum R&B Singer/Songwriter, SAMMIEie
The world watched Sammie grow up from a 12-year-old sensation into a record-breaking and multi platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and performer. In 2017, Sammie showed the world that he has fully come of age with the release of his third record and first independent full-length LP, Coming of Age [Star Camp Music/EMPIRE]. This body of work confidently transitioned Sammie in evolving into the artist he’s worked towards becoming for the past 18 years. “I was blessed to have a sense of stardom and limelight at a young age,” Sammie exclaims. “I was a little boy when I first entered the hearts and heads of fans. There’s a substantial difference in the man they see before them now. I’ve matured. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve had a lot of wins. I’ve had a lot of losses, which I’ve found lessons in. I’ve never taken my foot off the gas though. There were certain detours I needed to take to get back on the right road. Today, it’s beautiful to be on this path. I’m blessed, grateful, and humbled to be here. I’ve come of age.”

2016 set the stage for his second album, in which Sammie delivered a bona fide hit with the I’m Him EP. The Shade Room touted the title track and it transformed into a viral smash with over 2.7millionSpotify streams and 1.9 million YouTube/VEVO views, between garnering praise from HipHopDX, AXS, Revolt, YouKnowIGotSoul, and more. He continued to constantly record, engaging his audience by personally previewing the writing process on Instagram. You could say his followers “executive produced” the music. He most definitely evolved over the course of these 13 new anthems.

Now, Sammie is ready to prove that Coming Of Age was just the pit-stop to his next musical journey, and is excited to shoot fire on all creative cylinders with the highly anticipated release of his fourth studio album. The project will showcase Sammie’s rich and deep soundscapes and provide the perfect platform for impressive vocal runs and timeless R&B swagger. The atmospheric nature and infectious tone will give way to clever choruses and vivid storytelling, showcasing his undeniable growth, maturity, and progression–everything Sammie has been working towards and more.

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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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Like No Time Has Passed| “All My Friends” by Matt Koelsch ft Georgia Feroce

New highly anticipated single from Matt Koelsch ft Georgia Feroce, “All My Friends”

all my friends by Matt Koeslch ft Georgia Feroce - brash! magazine blog“All My Friends” is about the heart warming spirit of friendship after a prolonged absence. Reminiscing around a piano, basking in nostalgia and embracing the night.

Georgia Feroce and Matt Koelsch made an instant connection amidst the dynamic music scene surrounding the Eastside of Los Angeles California in early 2016. Both natives of the harsh New England winters, each set out to the west coast with the intentions of expanding their musical horizons and in pursuit of eternal sunshine.

Together through their collaborations, performances and travels, a single was born, All My Friends. A song about the heart warming spirit of friendship after a prolonged absence. Reminiscing around a piano, basking in nostalgia and embracing the night. A timeless feeling and moment we all look forward to year after year while tapping glasses and breaking bread.

“When writing this song we connected through our own struggles of being apart from the people we grew up with and saw on a regular basis. The distance has made us realize how special it is when we do get to spend time with family and friends, and it makes every reunion that much sweeter.

True friendships do not suffer from time spent apart. With my best friends, we pick up right where we left off, as if no time has passed.”

The pair sought out acclaimed engineer Pierre De Reeder (She & Him, St. Vincent, Sia) to help capture the magic that exists in All My Friends.

Upbeat-jangly-rag piano, light acoustic guitar textures, three-part female-male pop-harmonies with a crowd of 15 background singers merge together to form this modern spin on a folk-sing-along. The track you are hearing is an unedited raw live performance amongst the entire group in the recording studio.

Georgia Geroce and Matt Koelsch performed at acclaimed venues throughout the United States including a variety of festivals. Both musical artists share common ground in philanthropy, Georgia often donating blood to the Red Cross and fostering animals. Matt is a 1% for the Planet member (environmental) and both have performed for a variety of fundraisers for cancer research, homelessness and green initiatives.

“All My Friends” is Available Now on Spotify!

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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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