Soul Sessions| Sis. EP Release by KIRBY

KIRBY Unveils Highly Anticipated Debut EP Sis.

Memphis-born, Mississippi-raised songstress KIRBY doesn’t want you to hear her music, she wants you to taste it. Like a plate at Sunday dinner, KIRBY’s debut EP Sis. is undeniably satisfactory.

Sis EP by Kirby

Following the release of her lead single “We Don’t Funk”, the EP offers a healthy dose of 70s nostalgia blended seamlessly with the bold female empowerment themes of the new century that especially speak to women of color.

As much as I want all women to love this music, I need women of color to hear it and know certain narratives about us are simply not true… It’s what soul music sounds like when a woman falls in love and doesn’t give up her power. – KIRBY 

The refreshing 7-track Neo-soul project uplifts its listeners with buttery vocals, hypnotizing guitar rhythms, and pulsating basslines. ‘Sis.’ firmly cements KIRBY as an artist in her own right, after years of crafting songs for the other stars of today.

Stream Sis. EP HERE

The decision to focus on her solo music wasn’t an easy one, and it didn’t work out overnight. “I left the mountain top of one career and went to the valley of another,” she explains. “But believe me, I see the mountain ahead. And it’s beautiful.”

Singer/songwriter Kirby

Photo Credit: Courtney Loo & David Karp

KIRBY is the incredibly talented writer behind “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, “Tell Me You Love Me” by Demi Lovato, “Die With You” by Beyoncé, “Only One” by Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and “Break Your Heart Right Back” by Ariana Grande.
Twitter: @singkirbysing
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Self-Love is Major Key! | “Make Love to Myself” Music Video by Jules Truly

Recording Artist, Jules Truly Releases Music Video for New Single, “Make Love to Myself” 

Jules Truly Make Love to Myself Music VideoIn her first solo, single debut, Jules Truly came to recognize her worth and took back her “Gold Medals” with affirmation; cutting away at all toxic energy that latched on in hopes for a piece of her magic. With her latest single and now newly premiered music video, “Make Love to Myself,” starring, Young Lucious from Empire Fox, Jeremy L. Carver she comes to terms with the fact that once you let go of what does not belong to you one must then also mentally and physically, nourish and heal the wounds, to just like the phoenix revive and rise from the ashes.

 


Watch Music Video for “Make Love to Myself”


“Make Love to Myself” adds fuel to the women’s empowerment movement of today’s society. It not only chants on the importance of self-love and worth, but it also does not shy away from adding a metaphoric, double meaning to the acceptance and pleasures of a woman making love to herself and in return gaining complete satisfaction.

Stream “Make Love to Myself” Now on Spotify!

About Jules Truly
Born and raised in the Bronx, Jules found her love for music starting as a child performer with The Highbridge Voices Community Choir directed by Bruno Casolari. This experience propelled her to performances on The David Letterman Show and an ensemble appearance with Celine Dion at Radio City Music Hall to name a few. She then went on to appear as Young Nala in Broadway’s Musical, The Lion King in its 2000-2001 season. In 2014 she placed as a finalist at the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night.

As an adult, she continues to polish her skills with renowned vocal coach and mentor, Craig Derry. Aside from her solo pursuits, Jules is currently, front-woman of her jazz band and NYC based band, Jules and The Jinks who recently won AFROPUNK’s Battle of The Bands and went on to play the main stage of AFROPUNK Brooklyn Festival. Her sound is jazz, funk, r&b, pop, rock, but most of all soulfully unique. Performing in the metropolitan area, highlight performances include Mercury Lounge, Sony Hall, Minton’s Playhouse, Rockwood Music Hall, Joe’s Pub, Highline Ballroom, Manderley Bar at The McKittrich Hotel, Silvana, Shrine, Sofar Sounds, Treble Fridays, Piano’s, Red Rooster, The Schomburg Museum, The Harlem Arts Festival in 2016, Afropunk Brooklyn Festival 2018 and The Wynwood Yard in Miami 2018.
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Twitter: @jules_truly
IG: jules_truly
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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.

www.spencerjordanmusic.com
Facebook.com/spencerjordanmusic
Twitter: @spence_doh
IG: spencerjordanmusic

Dance-Pop Realizations | “Breathe Again” Music Video by Vina Rose

Vina Rose unveils the visuals for her pop/club banger, “Breathe Again”

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“Breathe Again” is the uplifting and instantly catchy new pop single by London living Sicilian singer/songwriter Vina Rose, whose sound is described as Sia meets Kaytranada.

I wanted to make a summer classic to see dance and pop fans through the coming months so I wrote dreamy vocals over an uplifting EDM backdrop. It’s a song about a spiritual and emotional rebirth, the desire to turn fears and indecisions into confidence and action. It was amazing working with Gavin Holligan from Hollerzz Productions and Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios – the production sounds so clean & crisp! I can’t wait for my fans to hear the finished result! – Vina Rose

Watch Music Video for “Breathe Again”

 

“Breathe Again” is Available Now on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play & Amazon!

Vina Rose has performed alongside the likes of Andrea Bocelli, Alexia and Giorgia, performing across numerous festival and TV show appearances on the BBC and ITV. Vina has dazzled audiences at across gigs, theatre performances and TV shows and has worked with radio stations to produce original theme tunes so even though you might not know it – you have already heard her voice!

In 2017, Vina moved to London and has since worked in the best studios in the industry, such as Abbey Road. She now performs regularly at exclusive clubs and venues across the city. Breathe Again is the first of many releases planned in 2019 and Vina is currently arranging a tour across Europe and America for later this year.

www.vinarosemusic.com
Facebook.com/vinarosemusic
Twitter: @vinarosemusic
IG: vinarosemusic

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.

NashVegas.com 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.

www.jordynstoddard.com
Facebook.com/jordynstoddardmusic
Twitter: @jordyn_stoddard
IG: jordyn_stoddard
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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!

Dear Blacksheepe EP by Josh Dean

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

Facebook.com/blacksheepe
Twitter: @jrd
IG: joshdean
YouTube

Summer Anthem | “Feels Like Summer” by Samuel Jack

Samuel Jack is Spreading Good Summer Vibes with New Single, “Feels Like Summer”

Feels Like Summer by Samuel JackLeading single “Feels Like Summer”, by Samuel Jack, emits a summery and feel good vibe through its use of stomping percussion, anthemic melodies and bright brass. Highlighting Jack’s powerful gravelly vocals and passionate lyricism, the single bursts with vibrancy, all consumed by shimmering soundscapes. Lyrically, “Feels Like Summer” centres around celebrating the good times and how something can make you feel alive and ultimately wishing you could live in that moment forever.

There’s definitely a sense of nostalgia about the whole song. I wrote it at a time when I needed those good times to see me through some stuff. Music can totally transcend time and space and take you to all sorts of places when you’re not exactly where you want to be. That’s what this song is for me. It takes me back, it takes me forward, it takes me through. – Samuel Jack

Listen to “Feels Like Summer” Now on iTunes, Amazon, & Spotify!

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About Samuel Jack

Samuel Jack is a unique and emotive storyteller whose rugged soulful vocals command the room. Raised on Blues, Motown, soul and roots music, the London born singer spent his formative years in Johannesburg with his Father, a film director. The rich fabric of his childhood informs and oozes into the music he creates today which has been resonating with audiences across the globe.

Jack proceeds to showcase his own brand of contemporary soul and authentic songwriting, covering themes from love and pain, to occasionally even politics. Everything he sings is from the heart, about that moment in his life and the journey he is on, allowing audiences to connect to the musician on deeper levels. Jack confesses how writing for him is a form of therapy and that honesty plays a key role throughout his songwriting.

His broad musical palette and undeniable talent is evident in his highly anticipated album which is due later this year. The album narrates the struggles with inner demons, the turbulence of family and relationships, the desire and want for something or someone and how music helps to build bridges and establish new relationships. There’s anthems, there’s ballads and there’s some heavy hitters. Jack expresses, “I listen to all sorts of music, but there is something about Rhythm’n’Blues, about Soul, about Gospel that just gets into my veins. The history of it all, the hurt, the pain, the joy, the sex. And when those emotions are delivered by a voice that really means it, i just feel like there can’t be a better way to express yourself”.

Jack has garnered widespread recognition having played a plethora of international stages including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Larmer Tree Festival, as well as sharing stages with the likes of Passenger, Jack Savoretti and Jake Isaac. His music has also received numerous TV placements on shows such as Shameless and Nashville,and landed features from prestigious outlets including Clash, Music Week and BBC Introducing. With fire in his belly, Samuel Jack is ready to continue the next chapter of his journey with his much anticipated debut album slated for release autumn 2019.

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Twitter: @samueljackmusic
IG: samueljackofficial

Lost & Found | “Miss You Again” by Jesse Hite

Singer, Song-writer, Musician, and Producer, Jesse Hite Releases New Single, “Miss You Again”

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“Miss You Again” is the third single released by Jesse Hite. This poppy tune has a melody that sticks in your head and lyrics that convey the story of lost and found love. Its glamorous synths and groovy vibe make this song listenable for everyone.

“Miss You Again” is Available Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

About Jesse Hite
Jesse Hite is an American artist living in France as a musician, producer, and singer-songwriter. He began writing songs at an early age, yet only now he is releasing his own music into the world. His experience exploring and living on the West Coast of America, travels through Asia and Europe, and time spent living in France has taken his lyrics and songwriting to a whole new level and depth. He has combined those experiences inside the studio and molded them into a piece of art for all music lovers to enjoy. His dream is to make his music available for everyone around the world to listen to. He wants to share his honest experiences through his intricate storytelling-like song style. Jesse has been influenced by many artists and genres, most notably the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, John Mayer, Matt Corby, and LCD Soundsystem. His songs are groovy, atmospheric wonders with poppy hooks and deep stories.

The first two singles ended up on a variety of Spotify playlist, a.o. the Spotify New Music Friday Playlists of The Netherlands and Iceland and Easy Like Sunday Morning by Double J Music, got airplay in The US, The UK, New Zealand, Germany, Norway and The Netherlands, and received critically acclaimed international press.

Facebook.com/jessehitemusic
Twitter: @jesse_hite
IG: jessehite
YouTube

 

Writer: Jesse Hite

Time for the Spotlight | What’s Hard To Say EP by Shae Jacobs

R&B-Pop Singer Shae Jacobs Releases Debut EP,
What’s Hard To Say

What's Hard To Say EP by Shae Jacobs

Shae Jacobs has gained notable recognition for his songwriting and producing credits, with upcoming collaborations with Cheat Codes, Sigrid, The Chainsmokers, Ty$, Plan B, Shift K3Y, Snoop Dogg, Jason Derulo, Sean Paul, and Charlotte Lawrence.

Now, it’s Shae’s turn to be in the spotlight and is breaking the typical male stereotypes, especially within the music industry, that advocates men must keep their emotions to themselves. However, the artist is flipping the script and giving the common man one comprehensive personal diary.

What’s Hard To Say EP is Available NOW on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

With his previous releases, Shae established himself as a multitalented artist known for exploring relationships, heartbreak, and healing with soulfulness beyond his years. In 2018, Shae unveiled three, independently released singles including “Fxck Me Up,” “Space,” and “Jealous”, which have earned placements on Spotify’s US NMF and the Top of Breaking Pop playlists, along with Apple’s Best of Week.

Singer, songwriter, produer, Shae Jacobs

Now signed to Prescription Songs in LA, he has worked with some on the biggest names in music. Shae also previously featured on the Juno award-winning single “Off The Ground” alongside BitFunk.

Twitter: @iamshaejacobs
IG: iamshaejacobs
YouTube

Know The Signs | “I’m Fine” by Jasmin Bade

Australian-Born Singer/Songwriter, Jasmin Bade, Sheds a Light on Mental Illness with
Debut Single, “I’m Fine”

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With dramatic lyrics like we dress up our demons for a caption, I call it typical, they call it fashion, “I’m Fine” , by Jasmin Bade, describes society’s depiction of mental illnesses. Some kid just overdosed, that’s the third one this week, but they’ll paint it in makeup and call it a movie scene…

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), approximately 40 million Americans over the age of 18 are affected by anxiety.

I’d like this song to help bring to light the reality around mental illness. I hope it allows those affected to feel they aren’t so alone. – Jasmin Bade

“I’m Fine” is Available Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

About Jasmin Bade
Jasmin Bade is a country singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Having dreamed of living in Nashville from the age of 6, she made the move in 2018. Pulling from the classic country she listened to growing up, as well as the pop hits heard on today’s charts, Jasmin’s writing focuses on love, relationships with others and relationships with ourselves, most recently bringing to light the topic of mental health in her first single.
www.jasminbade.com
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Twitter: @JasminBadeMusic
IG: JasminBadeMusic