Lust Language | “Wyd?” by Spencer Jordan

Nashville-based pop singer/songwriter Spencer Jordan recently released his newest single “Wyd?”

With relatable lyrics like you got into my head, under my skin, and made me lose it, you hit me up again like ‘how you been,’ but I ain’t stupid, “Wyd?” is sure to resonate with listeners.Wyd? by Spencer Jordan

“The idea of a booty call isn’t exactly uncharted territory as far as songwriting goes,” Spencer explains. “But, I think so much has changed in dating, especially with people my age, that there are so many new and interesting ways to broach the subjects of feeling used, confused, or unappreciated by someone who you’ve caught feelings for. The ‘Wyd?’ or ‘U up?’ text has almost become a parody of itself for my generation. It is heavily associated with the rise in dating apps, and there’s just so much to play with lyrically there which is what drew me to the idea in the first place.”

Listen to “Wyd?” Now!

About Spencer Jordan
Spencer Jordan is a pop Singer/Songwriter from Jupiter, Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2016, he began his songwriting and artist career in Nashville, Tennessee. Spencer’s music is a mixture of the music he listened to growing up in his small beach town and the prevailing sounds found in today’s pop, and his writing focuses on the everyday struggles and victories that come with life, love, and growing up.
Twitter: @spence_doh
IG: spencerjordanmusic

Bad & Sultry | “Bad Baby” by Jordyn Stoddard

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Jordyn Stoddard, Releases New Single, “Bad Baby”

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Nashville, TN — With a bold voice and sultry track, country-pop artist Jordyn Stoddard released her melody-driven, self-penned “Bad Baby”. Produced by two-time Toronto Independent Music Award-winning Johnny Simmen, and co-written by Peyton Porter. revealed “Bad Baby” in an exclusive premiere: “Stoddard’s crystal clear vocals shine through on this track, as her lyrics prove to be honest and relatable.”

“Bad Baby” is Stoddard’s first release since her debut album in 2015, Southern Tide. The 11-song project soared to number six on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart in its opening week and reached top 40 on Apple Music’s Country Music Daily chart. Stoddard’s first single “Like Me ’Til You Love Me” was released to radio worldwide, while the accompanying music video premiered nationwide on Great American Country TV (GAC) and ZUUS Country.

“Bad Baby” is Available Now on Major Digital Music Platforms!

About Jordyn Stoddard
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Fla., the 21-year-old has already positioned herself as a triple-threat in Nashville — she sings with the soul of a seasoned veteran, strums a signature turquoise Taylor guitar and has developed her craft as a songwriter. Stoddard blends the best of country’s heart and pop’s energy, while her bubbly personality lends itself to create a unique crossover sound from a relatable artist.

No stranger to the spotlight, Stoddard has opened for The Band Perry, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Montgomery Gentry, Michael Ray, Chris Young, Easton Corbin and more.
Twitter: @jordyn_stoddard
IG: jordyn_stoddard

Hot Drops! | “Drop Dead” Music Video by Josh Dean

Josh Dean Debuts New Music Video For “Drop Dead”

Drop Dead by Josh DeanNew York, NY – Rising singer, songwriter and visual artist, Josh Dean debuts his new music video for his single, “Drop Dead”. The dreamy, yet futuristic visual oozes fashion, sex appeal, color and unconventional choreography. The video is directed by acclaimed director, Child (Lucky Daye, BJ The Chicago Kid, Ari Lennox) and serves as the first visual introduction to the amazing young talent.

“Drop Dead” is a soul, pop and funk-infused track taken from his debut EP, Dear BlackSheepe, which was released in March 2019 and was praised by Billboard for it’s innovation and breakthrough sound! The project draws its name from his experiences feeling like an outcast while growing up in Alabama, Florida and Atlanta. It was during this time that Josh developed a love for music, first singing with his grandmother in her church choir.

Watch Music Video for “Drop Dead”

Stream Dear Blacksheepe EP Now!

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While, Dean has recently earned writing credits on Janelle Monáe’s GRAMMY-nominated LP, Dirty Computer as well as sung background on the #1 GRAMMY-nominated hit single, “Classic Man” by Jidenna, he actually received his first big break in the music industry as a graphic designer! Yes, Josh started his career as an intern for Bryan-Michael Cox before eventually becoming Art Director for Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records, where Janelle accidentally discovered his raw musical talent after Josh left his vocals on a Jidenna demo when learning how to engineer his voice.

Singer, songwriter, visual artist, Josh Dean
Twitter: @jrd
IG: joshdean

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

New Releases | Pioneer Soul Shaker Album by Justine Blazer

Justine Blazer Releases Self-Produced Album, “Pioneer Soul Shaker”

Nashville, TN – Nashville based singer, producer, songwriter, and recording artist Justine Blazer releases self-produced album, Pioneer Soul Shaker.

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On International Women’s Day (March 8th), Justine Blazer released her leading single off the album, Pioneer Soul Shaker. Recently, premiered the official music video for “Pioneer Soul Shaker”. Justine signed a distribution contract with Victory Music Buzz for the release of the single and album.

“Pioneer Soul Shaker is about being a strong and optimistic female,” explains Blazer. “Even though life gets tough, persevere through life’s challenges, keeping your head high, high heels on and maintain your soul, spirit, and authenticity. This song is to inspire people to keep going, no mater how hard their path may be.”

Pioneer Soul Shaker is Available Now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, & Spotify!
Twitter: @justineblazer
IG: justineblazer

A Love Day in Brooklyn | “That’s Alright” Music Video by Rayana Jay

Rayana Jay Spends 24-Hours in Brooklyn with Her EX in “That’s Alright” Music Video

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Following the release of her latest, 7-track EP Love Me Like, Bay-area singer/songwriter Rayana Jay delivers a laid-back visual for “That’s Alright”, via EMPIRE.

Shot in Brooklyn over the summer of 2018, “That’s Alright,” directed by Harlem’s very own Annie Bercy, details the modern-day love story of two long-distance lovers. The visuals encapsulate all of the excitement, anxiety and feelings that come with rekindling an old flame. With only 24-hours to conquer Brooklyn, Rayana and her ex-beau attempt to forget time and live in the moment.

The video is a Brooklyn based love story. It follows young lovers who don’t have the most time together but make the most out of it. I wanted viewers to see it all; the anxiety of getting ready, the joy, and the realization that nothing is forever.
– Rayana Jay.

Watch Official Music Video for “That’s Alright”

Charting #6 on iTunes R&B and hitting Top 50 on Apple Music, Rayana Jay’s new EP ‘Love Me Like’ showcases her unique poetic lyrics and unforgettable vocals, all composed into a how-to guide for loving Rayana Jay. A proclaimed love letter to her younger self, the project carries a confessional, old-soul storytelling nature rooted in honesty on each record that highlights her velvety smooth vocals and airy harmonies. ‘Love Me Like’ is by far her most vulnerable, honest and therapeutic record to date. On her journey of soul-searching and self-reflection, Rayana expresses herself not only as an artist, but more importantly, as a woman in the music industry.

Love Me Like EP by Rayana Jay
Love Me Like EP is Available Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

Check out Rayana Jay’s feature in the Spring 19 Issue of BRASH! Magazine Available Now!

Neo Soul Artist, Rayana Jay

Photo Credit: Vanessa Vigil
Twitter: @Rayanajay
IG: Rayanajay

Note 2 America | “Black Mail” by Josey Wellz

Singer/Songwriter, Josey Wellz Releases Powerful New Single and Visual, “Black Mail”

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Setting the tone for an amazing 2019, singer and songwriter Josey Wellz has been working hard to prepare for the release of his new single and video. The result is the project entitled Black Mail”, officially released 1.1.19. Noted as a letter, it addresses relatable issues or common occurrences endured while living as a black man in America. Josey speaks what many people have witnessed in the world such as, unjustified killings where no one is being held accountable, false imprisonments and unfair opportunities. This song is intended to reach the hearts of those who have power and want to make a change.

“Black Mail” is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

Watch Official Music Video for “Black Mail”

About Josey Wellz
In today’s ever-changing industry of entertainment, true talent like Josey Wellz cannot be contained. He exploded onto the scene with a refreshing, yet powerful sound that captivates both your heart and mind. With R&B fusion of such influences as Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Pop, his unique sound is undeniable. Whatever you call him; Singer, Songwriter or just overall entertainer, Josey Wellz is the real thing and most importantly a master storyteller, who will take you on a journey through his life with moments we can all relate to.
Twitter: @WellzJosey
IG: Josey_Wellz

Raw & UnCut | “Goodbye MaryJane” Acoustic Version by Luke Underhill

Singer-Songwriter Luke Underhill Celebrates Acoustic Release of “Goodbye, MaryJane”, With an Exclusive Music Video Premiere with B-Sides & Badlands

Goodbye MaryJane by Luke Underhill Chicago, IL  – Multi-faceted singer-songwriter Luke Underhill recently released a stripped back, piano driven version of his popular track, “Goodbye, MaryJane.” Following his performance of the tune on Chicago’s WGN reaching 80 million households (view HERE), Underhill is releasing a lyric video for “Goodbye MaryJane” exclusively with B-Sides & Badlands.  View Exclusive!

“Who doesn’t love stripped down versions of songs? With the positive feedback I have received from “Goodbye MaryJane,” I wanted to let the listeners in on how it originally sounded when I first wrote it,” Underhill tells B-Sides & Badlands. “I think it it gives a new perspective when it’s slowed down.”

Currently writing and recording for his sophomore studio EP with hit producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Marc Broussard, Korn, Aerosmith, Better Than Ezra), Underhill is staged to release new music in early 2019.

Since it’s release, The Left Side has received rave reviews and has independently accumulated more than 80K streams on Spotify while celebrating premiere playlist placement. Underhill simultaneously released acoustic videos for all 7, self-penned tracks on the EP that have garnered more than 204K views collectively on YouTube.

Stream the acoustic version of “Goodbye, MaryJane” on iTunes, Spotify and all other digital retailers!

Singer-Songwriter Luke Underhill

With diverse influences ranging from Gavin DeGraw and Bruce Springsteen to Ed Sheeran and Ben Folds, the multi-talented 22-year-old singer/songwriter, Luke Underhill, is making his mark in the format. The Chicago area performer’s emotional renditions of his songs have already earned him comparisons to a young John Mayer – while some more upbeat arrangements inspire exciting flashes of early Bryan Adams. After releasing his debut studio EP The Left Side in 2017 with Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz) and Michael Clouse (Jeff Buckley) at the helm, the young talent is ready to take his growing fan base deeper into the heart of his sound. Currently writing and recording for his sophomore studio EP with hit producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Marc Broussard, Korn, Aerosmith, Better Than Ezra), Underhill is staged to release new music in late 2018. Currently splitting his time between Nashville, Chicago and LA, Underhill is not slowing down any time soon.
Twitter: @lukeunderhill_
IG: lukeunderhillofficial

Take Me As I Am | “Desert Rose” by Lolo Zouaï

Rising Star, Lolo Zouaï, Releases New Single, “Desert Rose”

“Desert Rose” is a melodic new offering from the up and coming artist that slates her position as a star on the rise. Featuring seductive productions from Stelios, “Desert Rose” is a passion-fueled and haunting release that melds slinking bass lines and percussions against Lolo’s emotive vocals – in English, French and Arabic. The track was also the lead feature on Spotify ‘Fresh Finds’ playlist.Desert Rose by Lolo Zouaï

The single was released this month via Stem, a distribution and payments solution for artists and their teams. Offering music and video distribution, visualized data, monthly royalty payments, and simplified revenue splits, Stem brings clarity to the complicated process of digital rights management and monetization online. Learn More.

A desert rose is a rose-like crystal that forms in the desert of Algeria, and is said to have healing properties that help you grow as a person. I’m half Algerian, and I understand that growing up in America has created a large cultural and religious divide between me and my family. This song means so much to me. I wrote this song in an attempt to unify us by mixing English, French, and Arabic, and to ask them to accept me and love me as I am. – Lolo


“Desert Rose” is Available Now on iTunes!

Lolo Zuaï-10.jpgAbout Lolo Zouaï
A 23-year-old artist originally from Paris, Lolo Zouaï released her breakout single “High Highs to Low Lows” last year, which amassed over eight million streams and was labeled as one of Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds Best of 2017,’ in addition to being featured on The CW’s hit program Black Lighting. A 4x selection for Zane Lowe’s Breaking List, in 2017 Lolo became a recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Abe Olman Award and landed her first major writing placement on “Still Down,” off H.E.R.’s Vol. 2 album. With over twelve million streams worldwide and named ‘Most Likely To Make A Name For Herself’ by Milk Studios, Lolo’s follow up single “Blue” was selected for Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ and received spins on Pharrell’s iamOTHER radio. This month will see Lolo kick off several live performances, with noted appearances in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris and Toronto.
Twitter: @LoloZouai
Instagram: LoloZouai

Legendary… | “Nothing Compares 2 U” Cover by Evan Taylor Jones

Orlando Singer/Songwriter, Evan Taylor Jones Covers “Nothing Compares 2 U” by the Legendary Musician Prince

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Now if anyone knows our EIC, she LOVES Prince! This came across our desk and we had to share. Producer/Singer/Songwriter from Orlando, FL, Evan Taylor Jones, covered one of the many classics from Prince “Nothing Compares 2 U” doing the original justice while giving his own spin to this timeless tune.

Listen to Evan Taylor Jones’ Cover Now on SoundCloud!

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Twitter: @EvanTaylorJones
Instagram: EvanTaylorJones