Future Desires | “Psyche” by Keith Canva$

Portland Artist Keith Canva$ Releases The New Single “Psyche”

Psyche by Keith Canva$

Portland emo Rapper and Burn Money Music label member Keith Canva$ releases the catchy new single “Psyche.” The first 2020 single, released March 28th, starts with a combustion of emotion and desire to see a better future. Produced by Reckless and J. Hixson, Keith glides over the twangy guitar licks breaking down his latest relationship issues. Examing his past and moving on to what the future holds for his career, Canva$ has been attacking 2020 with renewed focus and energy towards his music. Whether it was trauma from the passing of his favorite artist, Juice WRLD or inspiration from his own life, Keith has been channeling his energy towards a new sound and image. “Psyche” is bouncy and aggressive production-wise while still leaving room for Keith’s emotions to bleed through. Sultry melodies and organic vibes seem to come naturally for Keith Canva$ as he continues to impress release after release.

Stream/Purchase “Psyche” NOW on Digital Music Platforms!

Portland emo rapper, Keith Canva$About Keith Canva$
Keith Canva$ is Portland’s emo lit lovechild, thriving at the intersection of relationships and strip clubs. His sound depicts the rainiest days in Portland to the sunniest days in LA, connecting with fans at their highest highs and lowest lows.

Keith’s single “Met in Hell” released in July has accumulated over 500,000 streams, without much promotion. With only 4 releases his musical promise and talent is undeniable. He has already collaborated with Famous Dex, $teven Cannon, and NBA all-star Javale McGee. In 2017 he performed at Rolling Loud LA, joined Marty Grimes on his Cold Pizza Tour and performed with Lil Xan and Waka Flocka. Summer 2019, Keith co-headlined with Nascar Aloe, He ended the summer with SOB X RBE at The Roseland Theatre, and recently joined Ski Mask the Slump God in six cities for The Stokeley Tour.

Fresh off his second Rolling Loud run, Keith Canva$ ends 2019 with “High 2 Long”, another perfect transition and introduction to his evolved sound. The single takes a glimpse into the high life of Keith Canva$, an artist truly living a rockstar lifestyle. Studio sessions, parties and early mornings fueled by sex and drugs.

2020 is the year Keith Canva$ steps out with his true art form, expanding from simple clout rap to well written, crooning vibes that accurately represent him.

Artist Profile
Twitter: @keithcanvas_
IG: @keithcanvas_

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!

Twitter: @AlexaKishner
IG: AlexaKishner

Hot Visuals! | “In here” by Ruciano x Killah H20 Da Don Music Video

Brooklyn Rapper Ruciano Teams Up with Killah H20 Da Don in New Music Video for, “In here”

Ruciano x Killah H20 Da Don deliverers new visuals for a track titled “In here”. The single is from Ruciano’s forthcoming project, Atlantis The Compilation.

About Ruciano
Ruciano is a Brooklyn native recording artist and 1/3 of the hip hop group, The Chillionaires.

At an early age, he discovered his passion for making rap music. He started to develop his skills by practicing verses over instrumental beats. He cites his influences being Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, AZ, Nas, Big L, DMX, Styles P, Eminem, and Lil Wayne.

By creating his own thought process, he was able to master his very own formula in his rap artistry. Today, Ruciano brings sporadic bouncy flows, multi-syllable rhyming, metaphors, and catchy hooks. Ruciano’s goal is to have the Hip Hop world to recognize his lyrical ability while building his brand.

Atlantis The Compilation by Ruciano

Stay tuned for more about the upcoming project, Atlantis The Compilation.

IG: ruciano_

Love Wakes Up | “Exceptional Feelings” by Cooper Phillip ft. Chaz Mason

Soul/Pop Artist, Cooper Phillip, Releases New Single “Exceptional Feelings” 

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Premiering on Hollywood Life, Cooper Phillip recently released her latest single, “Exceptional Feelings”. The new track features Chaz Mason (currently touring with Kanye West), outlining moments that change ones’ life.

“Exceptional Feelings” shakes up the love in music that tends to go missing in today’s R&B music. This duet inserts romance into the genre known for getting us to fall. Believe in the power of love again with this new single!

Stream “Exceptional Feelings” Now!

About Cooper Phillip
Born in a small town in Russia to a family of accomplished classical musicians, her early years were shaped being raised by her grandmother and aunt while her mother, a master violin player, toured around the world with various symphonies. This separation led Phillip to take comfort in music where she was enamoured by the vocal stylings of Ella Fitzgerald. A young Phillip taught herself Fitzgerald’s songs inside and out, noticing every nuance of phrasing and jazz intonations. Phillip eventually enrolled at the prestigious Moscow State Classical Academy where she studied classical piano, music theory, harp, jazz, blues, ballet and voice. The songstress worked diligently to expand her vocal range and control, taking everything that came in her path and feeding off of the challenge.

Phillip’s music features an underlying theme of strength, grace, and empowerment. “I believe we underestimate ourselves often and our fear takes over. My goal is to show people that they are stronger and can do much more than they think they can”, she admits. Using true-life stories, hardships, and experiences, the songwriter emits authenticity and courage throughout her music.

Cooper Phillip has seen success with her previous single garnering over 10 million listens online. She has also developed an impressive and loyal fanbase, particularly on social media and has performed at some of Los Angeles most prestigious venues.

Twitter: @CooperPhillip1
IG: cooperphillip

Passionate Flames | “Fire And Fever” by Keith Cullen

Alt-Pop Artist Keith Cullen Announces Release of New Single, “Fire And Fever,” Out 11/14

Fire and Fever by Keith Cullen

Billboard charting Irish singer Keith Cullen delivers his edgy and smooth new single “Fire And Fever.” A recent cancer survivor, newly inspired by his experiences Cullen has re-emerged to follow his dreams. Reflecting on a past meaningful relationship, Cullen created the song while collaborating with songwriter JJ Daly and talented producers, Connor Musarra and Devin Kennedy. “Fire And Fever” provides a powerful visual and sonic representation of what is to come from him on his forthcoming album release slated for 2020. Showcasing his creative ingenuity and buoyant personality, his emotional lyrics overflow with passion and fervor. To support “Fire And Fever,” Cullen will perform at the Roosevelt Theater in Hollywood, CA on the same day as its release, November 14th.

About Keith Cullen
Keith Cullen is a Dublin born Singer/Songwriter who has immersed himself in a multitude of music genres throughout his entire life. His musicality shines through in his bold and dynamic songs. His honest and authentic songwriting Carrying a three-octave range, Keith’s career has taken him to around the globe to places such as Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, New Zealand, Cairo, Paris, and Berlin. Keith recently reemerged from a hiatus after spending most of 2018 recovering from cancer. Right when his music career couldn’t seem to get any better, Keith was diagnosed with cancer. His visits to the music studio soon turned into chemotherapy visits and his life as he knew it dramatically shifted. His empowering story was featured in major publications such as Billboard, Forbes, and Authority Magazine.

Recording artist, Keith Cullen

Now in remission, life post-cancer has brought Keith newfound inspiration, hope, and opportunity. Keith was recently hand-picked to work with Grammy award-winning producer Robert Cutarella, best known for his hit releases with the likes of Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Air Supply, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, The Police, Elton John, and Celine Dion. Currently splitting his time between LA and Dublin, Keith also recently signed a management deal with the legendary Phil Quartararo, former CEO at Virgin Records, Warner Bros, and EMI. Phil is credited with household names like Madonna, Smashing Pumpkins, Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Eric Clapton, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and U2. Keith is currently hard at work on his forthcoming album release slated for 2020.

Twitter: @keithcullen
IG: keithcullen

Music News: Ava Heatley reflects on anxiety with emotive new single “Party”

Soulful Pop Singer-Songwriter, Ava Heatley, Shares Emotive & Reflective Single “Party”

Raw and beautifully honest single provides a reflective discussion

Party by Ava HeatleyNew York City – Singer-songwriter Ava Heatley shares an emotive new single titled “Party” . An immersive and reflective track opens up about her struggle with anxiety. Raw and beautifully honest, she blends soulful pop and layered harmonies, for a moving and relatable experience.

In the track, Heatley describes being alone and unhappy at a party, confessing her desire to slip away and go home. It’s a window into the emotions of those who suffer anxiety while remaining relatable for all. Heatley shared, “‘Party’ is about my struggle with anxiety. Lyrically, it describes feeling uncomfortable in your own skin but I also wanted this song to sound like how a panic attack feels by using airy guitars, monotonous piano and a doubled vocal that surrounds the listener. I asked a bunch of friends to record themselves talking for this track and laid it as a bottom layer at the end of the track to help add to the overwhelming chaos the song erupts into.”

She wrote the track after experiencing a panic attack while attending a friend’s party, with no direct reason or trigger. “I was really interested in the dichotomy of being at a party where you are supposed to be relaxed and having fun, countered by the overwhelming uncomfortable feeling that anxiety brings when it pops up,” Heatley reflected. “Even though this song is set at a party I wanted to include elements in the verses that could be applied to any situation where anxiety can set it – and for me that could be literally anywhere.”

Heatley recorded the track with her friend and producer Ben Durland. The single follows her previous track “Shitty Tattoo” released this past summer with an accompanying music video and 2018 EP Beautiful/Terrifying. Much of Heatley’s material comes as cathartic and self-reflective, but easily accessible and relatable for all to connect with; she doesn’t shy from sharing a laugh or confessing a cry.

“Party” is out everywhere NOW including Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp

About Ava Heatley
Ava Heatley is an NYC based singer-songwriter who gets sad and plays the piano. She has been writing songs since she was thirteen years old. She takes her love of classic rock grooves, powerful piano ballads, and blunt, straightforward lyricism to create her own unique style and sound. Born Music Online describes her music as “Raw, authentic, and beautifully self-aware”.

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She has released three EPs the most recent being Beautiful/Terrifying streaming everywhere now. She plays stripped-down and intimate piano and vocal sets, as well as lively, sing-a-long, filled, full-band sets all throughout New York City. You can catch her at venues like Pianos, Rockwood Music Hall, The Delancey, The Bowery Electric, and The Bitter End.

Twitter: @avaheatley
IG: avaheatley

Letting Go? | “Hard to Quit” by Fantazmz

NYC Neo-80’s Artist FANTAZMZ Releases Break Up Song, “Hard to Quit”

Hard to Quite by Fantazmz - BRASH! Magazine Blog“As a songwriter, my creative process exists on a spectrum. Often, songs require endless hours of fine-tuning, but sometimes a song pops out effortlessly. “Hard to Quit” is one of those songs that popped right out. The timing probably helped. Aside from the strings, the Mellotron, and a few vocal patches, I wrote and recorded nearly everything in one afternoon after splitting up with my boyfriend of over two years. It was my first queer relationship, and first times always leave a mark. I cried while writing many of the lyrics for “Hard to Quit,” so the writing process was very therapeutic for me. And even though I wrote the song in the aftermath of a break-up, I wouldn’t consider the song sad. In fact, some lines are meant to come off as humorous, because I felt like the song needed to be funny. It reflects more of who I am. Afterward, I could have gone back and strengthened the words a bit, made it more poetic and less rough, but I liked how raw and juvenile the song sounded. There’s an honesty to emotional rawness that I tried to capture.”

Listen to “Hard to Quit” Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

Recording artist, Fantazmz About Fantazmz
David Gagne, a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and producer from Portland, Maine.
David has been a paid musician since the age of 10, releasing his first full-length LP, Man With No Name, while still in high school. He later fronted Portland reggae band, EastWave Radio, releasing the EP Soulful Noise and touring Canada opening for and backing Jamaican Dancehall artist, Jah Cutta. The tour was cut short when their van slipped off an icy roadway. David was dealt with the worst injuries and was hospitalized for two weeks before returning to Maine to heal. After a lengthy recovery, he collaborated with long-time friend, Sam Franklin to create Post Provost and release their LP, Ancient Open Allegory Oratory. The band’s sound included elements of folk, jazz, world, and country music, fused in a unique avant-garde style.

David and his family headed west for southern California in 2014 where he immersed himself in the scene and linked up with Brian Stanley of LA-based band, The Years. Brian’s ear and direction have been of great importance to David as he’s developed and assembled the Fantazmz sound and EP. Since moving to NYC in 16’ David has performed everywhere, from subway platforms to well-known clubs and music venues. He’s steadily been outfitting a home recording studio and working as a producer for up and coming artists in the city; most recently, HoloMovement, a genre-bending collective with a debut album of the same name. David is credited with writing and recording the majority of the instrumentals on the album as well as production, all out of his home studio in Bushwick. Fantazmz Orbitizmz is the product of a fearless artist leveraging years of experience to transmit his brand of nostalgia-inducing synth-pop throughout the multiverse.

Twitter: @Fantazmzband
IG: fantazmz_nyc

A Serenade for the Future | “Girl” by Cory Singer

New Jersey native, Cory Singer releases his new pop/rock single, “Girl”

“I wrote this song because I have a dream that I will sing this song to my future girlfriend,” explains Cory Singer. “All girls deserve a good love song.”

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Cory Singer is an accomplished singer/songwriter/musician and theater performer. Cory has performed in arenas before thousands nationwide. He starred on BRAVO TV’s singing Competition The Kandi Factory, winning the grand prize, taking home a song penned by Grammy Award Winning Artist Kandi Burress, “I Can Do Anything”.

Cory has spent 6 years in development honing his exceptional songwriting skills, performing and working on his EP. He has penned his upcoming EP due to release Summer 2019. Cory is an exceptional songwriter and he captivates his audiences no matter the venue or event. He has had several song placements this year including “The Devil” by The Highway Women.

“Girl” is Available Now on iTunes, Spotify, & Google Play!

Twitter: @CorySings
IG: CorySingerMusic

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!

Twitter: @MattKoelsch
IG: MattKoelsch

Twitter: @georgiaferoce
IG: GeorgiaFeroce

Acceptance is Key | “22, Not in Love” by Jennifer Rae

Latest Single from Jennifer Rae, “22, Not in Love”

Nashville based pop artist Jennifer Rae recently released her latest single, “22, Not in Love”.

22, Not in Love by Jennifer Rae

With deep-yet-relatable lyrics like Don’t know who I am, but I know one thing, I’m not in love, Jennifer Rae’s new “non-love song” is sure to be a hit among fans. “This song is extraordinarily important to me because it is about uncertainty and self-reflection,” she explains. “It is about not knowing who you are and learning to accept that. The only thing I felt I was sure of was that I wasn’t in love.”

“22, Not in Love” was written, performed, mixed, mastered and distributed by an all female team. “I believe songs by women about identity are crucial. There is so much pressure for us to be everything, but we are only human,” the wise-beyond-her-years artist professes.

“22, Not in Love” is Available Now on iTunes Apple Music Google Play & Spotify!

Pictured: Jennifer RaeAbout Jennifer Rae
With songs that have been celebrated as “poetry in motion” (Amelia Vandergast, A&R Factory), New Jersey native Jennifer Rae artfully composes heartfelt and honest songs that are accentuated by her velvety-smooth voice and rich piano accompaniments. She transitions between her vocal registers effortlessly, and creates lush textures and harmonies combining jazz and pop into captivating and emotional compositions. Heavily inspired by songwriter masters like Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, she is currently enamored with artists like SZA, St. Vincent and Half Waif. As a recent transplant to Nashville, TN, Jennifer started out playing numerous shows in the NYC-area, such as the NY Historical Society, Arlene’s Grocery, The West End Lounge, Smash Studios, and Bushwick Public House. Jennifer has worked extensively with multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Cole Lumpkin of 300 Entertainment. She is also a founding member of Cleveland’s Sofar Sounds. She recently completed a degree in Music from Oberlin College and Conservatory with a concentration in Songwriting.
Twitter: @JRaeOfficial
IG: TheJRae