When Love Takes Over | “Can’t Help Myself” by Alexa Ferr

BRASH! Cover Artist Alum, Alexa Ferr Releases New Single “Can’t Help Myself”

Los Angeles, CA – R&B/Pop artist ALEXA FERR returns with her brand new single, “Can’t Help Myself”! This marks Alexa’s first release since the release of single If You Only Knew, produced by Th3ory (Mary J. Blige, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Eric Bellinger, Ye Ali) last year.

Can't Help Myself by Alexa Ferr

“Can’t Help Myself” is a sexy, eclectic open love letter about realizing a love interest’s effect on you.

“Can’t Help Myself” is about finding everything about an individual you are either in a relationship with or have an interest in irresistible. You often find yourself thinking about this person, and wanting to be with them. Essentially, you “can’t help yourself” whenever you are with them.” – Alexa Ferr

“Can’t Help Myself” was produced by ‘Til December and written by Alexa Ferr.

Stream “Can’t Help Myself” Now on Major Digital Music Platforms!

About Alexa Ferr
R&B/Pop artist Alexa Ferr is no stranger to the music industry. A bonafide triple threat, Alexa discovered her love for the arts performing at local singing competitions and as a dancer gaining 8 years of experience in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop and contemporary dance.

Alexa’s career began in 2011 with the release of her first single, “Fell” via Universal Music Group/Dauman Music. The single featured Disney star Matthew “Mdot” Finley, who was also featured in Camp Rock 2. Following the release of “Fell”, Alexa worked with a multitude of producers throughout 2012, including production duo The Invaders who helped the then 17-year-old discover her sound as an artist. In 2013, the Toronto native moved to Los Angeles and released her debut EP ‘Lipstick On The Glass’, introducing fans and media outlets to the “Rugged Pop” sound.

Throughout 2017 and 2018, Alexa took pride in solo-songwriting, while working with many producers, continuing to create music on her own terms.

Alexa is working with a variety of producers on new music which will be released throughout 2019.

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Standing with Kap | “NFL” by Bee Boisseau

Three-time Grammy Nominated Recording Artist Raheem Devaughn Introduces Bee Boisseau’s New (thought-provoking) Single, “NFL” Featuring Raheem Devaughn, Wes Felton and Vandell Andrew

NFL by Bee BoisseauNaturally-gifted and multi-talented writer/musician/producer/vocalist Bee Boisseau (last name pronounced “boy-so”) released new single, “NFL”, featuring three-time Grammy nominated recording artist Raheem Devaughn, member of the Hip-soul conscious group CrossRhodes – Wes Felton, and saxophonist, Vandell Andrew. The thought-provoking song is lifted from Bee Boisseau’s debut upcoming project, Raheem Devaughn Presents – Bee Boisseau’s BACK TO LOVE, set to be released via the DMG (Devaughn Multimedia Group) imprint, in the spring of 2019.

“NFL” was written by Raheem Devaughn and Wes Felton and produced by Bee Boisseau, while Vandell Andrew is on saxophone. “As four conscious artists and musicians of black and brown color that celebrate the hashtag #LiveWoke we have created this anthem in solidarity and honor of our brother, Colin Kaepernick,” mentions Raheem Devaughn.

Listen to “NFL” Now! on SoundCloud

Bee Boisseau - BRASH! Magazine BlogAbout Bee Boisseau
It has been long suggested and sometimes documented that following one’s true passion can instinctively and naturally lead one into circumstances and places – amongst like-minded people –that ultimately guide a person to their truly determined successes in life…sometimes resulting in a series of full-circle experiences. Bursting out of the musically-fertile D.C. area (which actually comprises the so-dubbed “DMV,” which also entails metropolitan Maryland and Virginia), naturally-gifted, multi-talented writer/musician/producer/vocalist BEE BOISSEAU (last name pronounced “boy-so”) knows of this phenomenon all too well, having rode the wave of a childhood steeped in musical encouragement into a young adult life of honing his craft and not-so-by-chance encounters (most notably with veteran R&B star Raheem DeVaughn) that placed him squarely where he needed and was destined to be. The culmination of his lifelong musical journey of following his passion all lie within the oh-so-contemporary, musically-rich fusion of modern-day R&B, hip-hop and jazz that comprise his forthcoming DMG (DeVaughn Multimedia Group) debut set, Back To Love.

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Love Spiraling Down | “Bad Habit” by Devin Kennedy

Pop Meets Soul in the Latest Release, “Bad Habit” by Devin Kennedy

Bad Habit by Devin Kennedy - BRASH! Magazine BlogDevin Kennedy’s “Bad Habit” is an atmospheric pop track with the trappings of urban soul that speaks to the carnal desire love elicits in all of us. The silky slices of sensual rhythmic energy provide an addictive backdrop for a track that explores the ways love has the potential to be our worst habit. As Devin begs to continue being a bad influence on his lover, the beat undulates beneath layers of humming vocals and synthy vibes. A surefire hit, it’s equal mix of dance club energy and savvy pop fodder crafts an ultra-melodic charisma that listeners won’t be able to forget.

“Bad Habit” is Available Now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, & Google Play!

Deving Kennedy - BRASH! Magazine BlogThe multi-instrumentalist, based out of Los Angeles, began self teaching himself at an early age, mastering drums, bass, guitar, and piano all before his teenage years. It quickly became clear that music was his calling. After being accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Devin began writing, recording, and promoting his own music to much critical acclaim. His debut single, “Call Me Back,” garnered over 140k Spotify streams in less than six months and received praise from media outlets such across the country. The performer and songwriter has hit stages across North America including performances at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and iHeartRadio’s annual Jingle Ball alongside Big Time Rush member James Maslow — all before the age of 21. Now, with his solo career ready to take off, he’s set to debut one of his most dynamic tracks yet.

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Sonic Sound Experience | Tangerine Fantastic Album by Antony Payne

Antony Payne Releases New Album,
Tangerine Fantastic  

Tangerine Fantastic album by Anthony PayneFollowing the release of his debut album Glory in August 2017, singer/songwriter/producer, Antony Payne moved to Los Angeles with his pregnant wife and put down roots in the Silver Lake neighborhood. With the change of scenery, birth of his daughter and a new, re-energized outlook on life, Antony began working on the material that would become Tangerine Fantastic.

Tangerine Fantastic is a sonic experience like no other. The album is complex, but strangely familiar in the best ways possible. Like much of Antony Payne’s music, this project is laden with undeniably catchy hooks and riffs, accompanied by a certain youthful excitement in his delivery. What separates Tangerine Fantastic from Payne’s previous works is the tangible warmth found throughout every track.

As a songwriter, I’m always writing, composing, and piecing together new music. Over the past year, I started to hear a common tone in certain songs. They had a color to them that had been missing. Once I came to this realization, I spent the subsequent months tossing out hundreds of tracks and takes, cutting songs, and began a quest for the purest rendering of the vibe I’m after. Also, contrary to my prior individualistic artistic process, for Tangerine Fantastic I worked with a handful of musicians in LA who were tuned in to the same frequencies. At the end of the day, we were able to come together and really bottle something special here. – Anthony Payne

Tangerine Fantastic is Available Now on iTunes!

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Beginnings of a Hollywood Rock Saga | “She Don’t Know” by Zach Callison

Zach Callison brings listeners on a chaotic journey into despair and addiction with his new track, “She Don’t Know”

She dont know by Zach CallisonWith a smattering of different genre influences and captivating storytelling, Zach Callison taps into the darker side of fame and heartbreak in a way that inspires both sympathy and frustration. Harrowing instrumentation, soaring vocals, and a no-holds-barred attitude create a track of self-loathing and vulnerability that feels undeniably real. A raging rhythm collides with a mix of electric and acoustic guitars as well as Callison’s piano, building an arrangement that lends itself to the desperation at the center of the character’s journey.

“She Don’t Know” is Available now on Spotify and iTunes!

“She Don’t Know” is from Callison’s debut EP, A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak.

A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak is an epic rock saga and AVAILABLE NOW!

The actor/musician, most known as the voice of “Steven” on Cartoon Network’s hit show Steven Universe, spent the past year expertly crafting the dynamic one-act alternative rock musical that comprises his debut EP. Running just under 30 minutes long, Zach pulled inspiration from real life experiences and personal struggles to create a stunningly energetic and grandiose* musical journey in the form of one cohesive story.

A A Picture Perfect Hollywood Heartbreak by Zach CallisonThis unique experiment in sounds is a genre-bending tale of protagonist Zach, and his lost love, Juanita. The twists and turns are as surprising as the special guests, including Callison’s co-star from Steven Universe, Grace Rolek, on some of the interludes, as well as singers Merges and Jesaiah. The EP cements Callison’s place as a creative rock-pop powerhouse in a world of trend-following pop songs. The project itself is an all encompassing artistic vision, going beyond the music with cover art that displays little hints and tidbits about the story itself, rounding out a full artistic experience for fans and critics. But, the intensely emotional tale, interwoven with purely compelling rock arrangements, makes for an all together introspective and incomparable experience.

On the opening track, “Phantom Love,” Callison’s voice serves as an introduction, haunting and emotional from the very start. It’s a reflective track about the end of Zach’s relationship with the mysterious Juanita. It grows in power and intensity with its burgeoning arrangement of guitars, harmonies and an unequivocally addictive rhythm. However, the true surprise comes in the unforgettable rap that hits just before the chaotic final note. Things get darker, but no less addictive, on the effervescent pop rock track “She Don’t Know.” A grieving Zach is taunted by the world, leading him into the dark side of Hollywood where he begins to lose himself in a spiral of drug use and self-sabotage. Between the jaunty piano and bright synths, the track brings listeners on a topsy-turvy carnival ride through the thoughts and methods of an unstable mind. On “Nightmare,” listeners experience the softer side of Callison’s gritty, rock-infused disposition. It features another impressive rap immersed in heartfelt rhythmic poetry— words that are impactful at their very core. Stunning piano melds with atmospheric synths for a truly subjective view of how loneliness can slowly allow someone to lose themselves completely.

“Curtain Call” is a turning point in the dramatic battle between two versions of one man. The explosive track is the beginning of the end, full of dark eulogies and uncertainty, between wild electric guitar riffs and pounding drums. Wrought with all the pain a broken heart can possess, Callison’s howling vocals encompass those dark emotions effortlessly. The ruthless finale, “War!”, features an all-out smear campaign. As Zach’s hurt turns to anger, he goes after Juanita with everything he has on this no-holds-barred revenge track. One of the most genre-forward tracks on the EP, it melds blues, rock, and jazz into one cohesive moment. From the swinging notes of the brass section that pepper the arrangement, to the raging electric guitar, it’s a song that captures the intensity of finally giving into your demons. As the finale track, “War!” taps into all the highlights of an EP full of powerful moments, bringing them together in one explosive sendoff.

Alternative Rock artist, Zach Callison

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NATION | Something Happened EP

MUSIC EXCLUSIVE w/ NATION About Something Happened EP in the Latest Issue of BRASH!

something happened - NATIONNATION, headed by the musicianship of Guillaume Destot (Vim le Commodore), is a blend of futuristic soul influences. This band was formed in 2016 with Destot, Swanny E, Mael C, Edison K, and Cleo B. Hailing from Paris, France, NATION creates music for the people with a true love of the craft. They give a sense of hope within a world of chaos which is prevalent in their first EP release, Something Happened.

To develop the latest project, Destot found the musical inspiration through a wide variety of artists such as Prince, Jamie Liddel, Raphael Saadiq. Throughout Destot’s life, Stevie Wonder played a major role in getting inspiriting as well as other soul music artists. Currently, he is looking more at the future bass sound.

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A Queen Just For Me | “She Got It” by Omar Wilson

R&B Vocalist, Omar Wilson’s, New Single “She Got It”, Celebrating A Good Woman

she got it by omar wilson, indie music, rnb music, use recordingsCrooner of R&B, Omar Wilson recently released his latest single “She Got It”. The track was written by, Omar Wilson, Arika Kane, Lou Humphrey and Rsonist of the Heatmakers. Produced by Edwin Ramos, Lou Humphrey and Rsonist.

“She Got It, is an appreciation for all the queens whom carry themselves with dignity,” says Omar.  “It’s a song about a woman that is top-model beautiful with a personality so magnetic that she could have anything and anyone she wants, but she chooses to give her love to me, and that makes her extra special in my eyes,” he adds.

Earlier this year, Omar Wilson reached the #1 spot on the Amazon.com R&B Charts with his rendition of the classic, “It’s A Man’s World”, maintaining the position for (2) consecutive weeks.  Omar Wilson will be making his Essence Music Festival debut this 4th of July weekend as he has been confirmed to be one of the performers at the esteemed music festival.  He will be performing on Friday, July 6th at 3:00pm on Center Stage.

“She Got It” is Available Now on All Music Streaming Outlets!

ABOUT OMAR WILSON
As a 3x Apollo Amateur Night winner, Omar Wilson is no stranger to the music scene. He has been able to grace stages abroad opening for the like of Boyz II Men, The Neville Brothers and others.  His music speaks to his own personal experiences growing up in an urban environment bridging the gap between Hip-Hop and Soul.  Growing up 30 minutes from New York City, church members at the Calvary Baptist Church in his hometown noticed his ability to have a spiritual impact through his singing at the young age of seven years old.  While performing regularly in New York, fans gravitated towards his unique, gritty vocals. It was at that point that Omar realized what he was born to do, Soul Music. Omar was named Best R&B Male of the Year for 2 consecutive years at the Underground Music Awards.  He has worked and written with Multi-Platinum selling recording artist Angie Stone and DMX featuring them on songs he wrote. Angie Stone was quoted saying “Working with Omar Wilson came naturally and he is one to watch!”.  A few years back, Omar released the single, “Faith” featuring DMX.

Omar’s voice and personality is contagious. He leaves a long standing impressions wherever he goes, wherever he sings and with whoever he meets. This past September, Omar released the chart-topping single, “Passion” to rave reviews and is currently enjoying the success of his #1 new single, “It’s A Man’s World”.

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