andreas owens – bad4you (Spotify)

“Are you looking for some light sound after a busy, tiring day? Then, we strongly recommend Andreas Owens new single. Alternative style with pleasant touch and expressive singing. The suitable elixir for your ears and mind relaxation is just ready.”

-Nagamag.com

Los Angeles-based producer and singer-songwriter andreas owens releases his 5-track debut EP, aptly titled almost everything i've ever wanted to say, an intimate and vulnerable R&B-infused pop record showcasing his ingenious and versatile songwriting. The EP follows a series of singles – “don’t feel happy”, “falling & falling”, and “not much (better than before)” – all of which received high praise by the likes of publications Banger Of The Day, Before The Data, DUMMY Mag, Fashionably Early, Substream Magazine, and We Found New Music; inevitably landing editorial placements on Spotify (Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds: Pop, and Study Break) and TIDAL (Rising: Pop).

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QUOTE

“‘almost everything i’ve ever wanted to say’ is truthfully that — it is in every way, nearly everything I’ve ever wanted to say musically, lyrically, sonically, experimentally, and emotionally. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to create and complete a work like this; something where I’ve sat in my room and slowly worked from beginning to end without any real goal in mind. Almost like I’m reading a book about my life, piecing together one experience after another but not quite knowing where or how the story ends.”

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'almost everything i've ever wanted to say'

The mentality and overall vision behind andreas owens has been pretty different to that of The Millennial Club. Ironically, the biggest distinction between the two projects lies less in the final product, but more so within the creative process itself.

Adapting an “anything goes” mindset helped facilitate a lack of pressure to fit within a specific genre and andreas owens quickly found himself enjoying the refreshing freedom present in creating without convention. This unadulterated creative energy ultimately led to the birth of almost everything i’ve ever wanted to say: a diverse and genre-blending EP that not only reflects his personal growth as a songwriter and producer, but surely defines his personal footprint as a truly generational artist.

BIOGRAPHY

andreas owens is the solo project of Los Angeles-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Andres Owens, the lead vocalist of indie pop and R&B band The Millennial Club. Delicately blending intimate vocals with unabashedly ‘pop’ backbeats, the So-Cal native has been slowly but steadily building a catalogue of truly unique material. Embracing the ever-evolving notion of bedroom pop, everything is written, recorded, and produced in his (tiny) bedroom-turned-studio.

In his own words, “It’s the only way I’ve found it to feel authentically myself. The safe, familiar space is the catalyst for facilitating something visceral and unapologetically my own. It allows me to release my compulsive ‘perfectionist mindset’ and instead create with the understanding that mistakes are inevitably a unique and beautiful part of the process that makes it my own.”

Track Commentary by andreas owens

“bad4you”

“‘bad4you’ is likely the first song I’ve ever written where I can truly say I understood the significance of every sonic and conceptual decision. I’m not sure why, but with ‘bad4you’ in particular, I felt like something just clicked and suddenly everything made sense to my brain. Writing and arranging the song became less about convention and expectation, and more about what I felt the song needed, throwing caution to the wind, and consciously letting the song finish itself. I think in doing that – in a sense, giving myself to the song and not trying to dictate its final form – I found a place of comfort knowing I wasn’t forcing anything into the track that perhaps didn’t belong. Through the process I think it came into focus that production is, in every sense, a language, and producing ‘bad4you’ really helped widen my vocabulary.”

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Chain Of Islands – Shelter (Video)

“Impressive accession, in the entire track with a shift in R & B that excites and paralyzes. Beautiful voice, gentle and measured bits, solid charm. -Shelter- leads on goosebumps with its angelic vocals and strong ending. Incredibly nice to listen and enjoy.”

“Впечатляющее вступление, а весь трек с уклоном в R&B возбуждает и парализует. Прекрасный припев, нежный и размеренный бит, слушать который сплошное очарование. -Shelter- пробирает на мурашки, ангельские голоса вокалистов, сильная концовка, невероятно приятно слушать и наслаждаться.”

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Chain of Islands has premiered the official music video for their latest ballad track “Shelter” exclusively on CLOUT. The pop duo – made up of Nick Goins and Derek Vautrinot – have creatively crafted a video that not only offers fans a beautiful performance of the track, but gives a sense of nostalgia with its black and white film elements reminiscent of old-Hollywood film. The duo’s performance in the visual is an emotional reflection of the song’s meaning of healing, and having faith in one’s own strength.

“The video for ‘Shelter’ is an effort to capture the feeling of self reflection throughout the times. An isolated moment on the couch when you can take an honest look inward to reflect on who you are and where you’re going, and how the feeling must have felt in any era, past to future.” – Chain of Islands

Chain of Islands is a pop duo originally formed in Boston, MA and currently split between Orange County, CA and Providence, RI. Nick and Derek both met through playing in heavier rock acts (Lions Lions and Que Sera) from the New England area. After years of heavily touring the rock/hardcore scene, both members decided to collaborate and pursue new creative avenues leading to the birth of Chain of Islands. The band is excited to release their debut EP slated for release this summer.

Stream the sultry follow up “Shelter” across DSPs today here: fanlink.to/ShelterCOI and watch the video on Chain of Island’s official YouTube channel here.

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Madison Beer – Reckless (Spotify)

“The successful singer "Madison Beer" shares her work and feelings with us. "Reckless" is a song for those who have betrayed their other half. It reveals their ignorance and untrustworthy behaviour. On the contrary, Madison's heartwarming voice can offer a soothing touch to many broken hearts outhere.”

-Nagamag.com

Madison Beer releases “Reckless,” a powerful vocal statement from the rising pop star and the first single to come from her next project. The soaring track, co-written and co-produced by Madison, follows the announcement of the US and Canada leg of her Life Support Tour (tickets on sale now).

“’Reckless’ was written about how easy it is for some people in relationships to hurt others and move on without any guilt,” says Madison. “People have so much power over their partner’s feelings, yet many still choose to treat each other carelessly. I believe there is a balance to putting ourselves and our feelings first, while knowing we have the responsibility of treating people with respect, kindness, and consideration. It’s so important to find that balance in every relationship and knowing when to move on if you can't.”

“Reckless” follows Madison’s debut album, Life Support, her strongest personal and artistic statement to date, which was released earlier this year to critical acclaim. The album has accumulated over 700 million streams to date after debuting at no. 1 on US iTunes, no. 1 on Spotify US's Album Chart, no. 2 on Spotify Global's Album Chart and in the Top 30 of the UK Official Album Chart. Life Support includes singles “Selfish,” Madison’s fastest ever gold-certified record, and “BOYSHIT,” which Billboard called “one of the best pop chorus openings of 2020.” She has attracted the endorsements of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, i-D, NME, Clash, V Magazine, Paper, and Rolling Stone (who hailed her a “rising popstar”). Globally, Madison has over 3 billion streams across her catalogue to date, and a social following of over 25 million on Instagram, 14 million on TikTok, and 3 million on Twitter.

MADISON BEER’S “RECKLESS” IS AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS NOW:

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FOLLOW MADISON BEER HERE:

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Uto Paradise – Falling Star (Spotify)

“The track provides a powerful dose of relaxation with a cup of cool tea. The overall sound is so simple that quickly sticks and stays in your head. Its light taste of funk, jazz and chill-hop leaves a lasting positive impression.”

“Трек даёт мощную дозу расслабляющего, прохладного чая. Общее звучание максимально простое, что быстро запоминается и остаётся в голове. Лёгкий привкус funk, jazz и chill-hop оставляет неизгладимое впечатление.”

-Nagamag.com

This song is our take on how it must feel having a Martini in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) whilst a falling star is streaking across the sky.

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Uto Paradise is a Zurich-based bunch of instrumentalists having a rather hard time ever since trying to get by without a lead singer. It is a well-known fact, tough, at least since Khruangbin, that lead singing became a »qualité négligeable«. Rejoicing over this dictate of the moment and seizing the opportunity, Uto Paradise displays a groovy panoply of instrumental indie-jazz paired with comforting ambient elements.

guitar Michel Spahr; bass Severin Graf; drums Maxime Paratte; artwork Stephan Hostettler stephan-hostettler.ch/about

Datcha – Collapse (Spotify)

“Interesting Pop song with Alternative influences recently released in the album of "Datcha". Melodic piano keys, very soft percussion and slow tempo. All accompanied by gentle singing voices that reveal a high level of production.”

-Nagamag.com

DATCHA is a new Boston-based bedroom-pop band from ThatOneEyedKid and Julie Friedman. T1EK and Julie began DATCHA’s debut self-titled record in the first weeks of quarantine of spring 2020 and was recorded at their home studio in Brighton, MA. DATCHA builds off of elements of dream-pop with an experimental bent, exploring themes of obsession, isolation, longing, and devotion.

While T1EK has released several indie-pop EPs and singles, DATCHA sees the veteran producer (Jenna Lotti, Kat Kennedy, Anna Madsen) digging deeper and darker in both narrative and sound. Blending with Julie’s intense, soulful voice, the full length reflects a year of two lovers enduring intense pain and chaos, and emerging with earned strength, unity, and love.

In addition to ThatOneEyedKid’s production and writing and Julie’s voice, the record is fleshed out with remote-session-work from bassist David White (The Illusionist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), drummer Adam Soucy (Elsewhere, Daniel Costa), and mastering by Bradford Krieger (Big Nice Studio).

T1EK and Julie have performed together for years and have toured internationally performing ThatOneEyedKid material as a duo. They are veterans of the European house-concert circuit and have played extensively around New England. DATCHA shows the two in a collaboration and intimacy like never before. They look forward to bringing DATCHA to live audiences as soon as possible.

www.instagram.com/_datcha
datcha.bandcamp.com/album/datcha
soundcloud.com/Datchaband

Erik Frank – Let Go Of You (Spotify)

“With a nickname like ‘Melody Genius’ Erik Frank has a lot to live up to with his new track ‘Let Go Of You’ & he does not disappoint. A blend of R&B Pop & Hip Hop, the deep, rich, melodic vocals are in a word superb. The orchestral arrangement is world class, the staccato violins at times reminiscent of ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and the lyrics are as you would expect poetic. A top notch production from a top notch artist. ”

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From a small village to the top radio charts, ERIK FRANK has amassed over 100% million streams and is a uniquely talented singer/songwriter.

Nicknamed Melody Genius by Grammy Nominated producer Jayson DeZuzio (Imagine Dragons), and anyone Erik works with, the 22-year-old had humble beginnings.

Born in village of just 200 people, the idea of becoming a star was the very definition of a long shot. Getting out wasn’t easy. Moving from Spain to France, the U.K. and finally landing the U.S., Erik’s formative years and global experience began to permeate his music. His blend of R&B, Pop and Hip Hop is as unique as the countries he’s lived in.

This is Lema, Saint Ronil, Kyara Shereen – U (Spotify)

“Tearing all conceivable patterns vocal passages, the general dynamics and energetic pace easily sneaks up ants. Quality R & B at its best manifestation.”

“Разрывающие все мыслимые и немыслимые шаблоны вокальные пассажи, общая динамика и энергичный темп с лёгкостью пробирает до мурашек. Качественное R&B в лучшем его проявление.”

-Nagamag.com

Elvis Vierbergen (ThisIsLema) is an international DJ/Producer born in Congo in 1993. At the age of 2, Elvis got adopted by a Dutch family and has lived in The Netherlands ever since. The name ThisIsLema has an important background story for Elvis which is also the reason he decided to use this as his artist name. As Elvis got adopted, together with his sister, she (at the age of 2) kept saying ‘’Lema’’ after the adoption. As his adoption parents assumed, he then must have been named Lema. However, at a later age they found out Lema was actually the name of their father and Elvis was his real name. As a respect to his ancestry he quickly decided that ThisIsLema would be the name to go by.

www.instagram.com/thisislemamusic/

Jaz Valentino – Vatican City (Official Movie) (Video)

“Soft song from “Jaz Valentino” upcoming album; “Day 7”. Have a taste from the artist’s life and attitude via his revealing words. A kind of self-introduction with the waves of our favourite Indie R&B sound. Nice job with personal style.”

-Nagamag.com

Artist shared few words with us behind this song inspiration:

” This song Vatican City is honestly where I’m at right now at this point in my life! Old friends passing away too young because of violence or friends in jail for decades because of crimes at a young age. I want to show the kids caught up in shit that there is always a way to soar up This song is for the lost youth that need a light Wether it be my brothers or countless others!…”

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Jaz Valentino is an up and coming artist based in Toronto, Canada. In only 6-months on the scene, Jaz has dropped an impressive body of work and amassed over 650K streams on Spotify alone. With his unique genre bending sound that takes elements of R&B, trap, and folk, Jaz is carving a name out for himself with his fresh sound and melodic vocals.

www.instagram.com/jaz647

Rokko Cash – Selfish (Spotify)

“Rough hip-hop and R & B samples with virtuous scratches ideally lying down in a rhythmic vocal single. This is -Selfish- by -Rokko Ca$h-. A sharp, unexpected rhyme perfectly demonstrates the author's skill. Very nice and warm work.”

“Шероховатые hip-hop и R&B сэмплы, виртуозные скретчи и идеально ложащийся в ритмику сингла -Selfish- вокал -Rokko Ca$h-. Резкий, с неожиданными рифмовками, идеально демонстрирует мастерство автора и исполнителя. Очень приятная и тёплая работа.”

-Nagamag.com

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