Alxndr Blue – Seasick (Feat. Don Quez)

Stand-out producer showcases his own music with new double-single release 

STOCKTON, CA – Eric Alexander Hall – better known by his stage name Alxndr Blue – is an American singer, songwriter and producer. For the last few years he’s carved out a niche within the music industry as one of the standout producers currently working in the game, operating under the name OFASHO. He’s collaborated and worked with many big artists in California, and now he’s ready to showcase his own artistry with a handful of new singles. 

His first official showcase of his sound to the world will be a double-single release of “Right Now” and “Seasick.” Though different in tone and vibe, the two songs play off one another with content. Alxndr Blue calls them a duality of love, with “Right Now” focusing on the positive and happy sides of a relationship with a woman, while “Seasick” focuses more on the toxic things that can come with an unhealthy relationship.  

“I wanted to display some versatility and range with this release,” Alxndr Blue said. “Both of them are similar in a way because they’re summer songs. They’re different but similar. I wanted to put them together because it’s like opposites attract. One of them you could play riding in the car, and the other you could play at a party.” 

Alxndr Blue said “Right Now” has more of a Pop/Alternative feel to it, whereas “Seasick” has more of a mellow, moody vibe. Both of those styles are indicative of the sounds he has perfected as an artist, though they merely scratch the surface when it comes to the bevvy of genres and mashups he brings to the table as an artist.  

Like many musicians, Alxndr Blue started on his journey of becoming a professional musician when he was a child. He would create raps in his bedroom, and had his own little setup for recording. What started as experimenting with Garage Band grew to become a full-fledged producing and songwriting career in his late teens and early 20s. He has since built up a name for himself on the production side over the past decade. But he’s always had the itch to create his own music, and today he’s finally taking that opportunity to show the world what he’s got. 

“I think I can go any direction with my music,” he said. “I really want to dive into so many different lanes. I want to do Pop and Hip-Hop and R&B – you name it, I want to dive into it. There are no boundaries. There are no labels. I’m just an all-around artist who uses music to make people feel emotions. If it’s a time when they’re going through something sad, they can listen to a sad song. If they need something to make them happy, they can listen to one of my happier songs. That’s what music has always been for me. And I’ve always gravitated toward the artists who are more vulnerable. I want to be that for other people. I want to be the artist that someone grows up listening to and becomes a fan forever. I want my music to live longer than me.” 

Alxndr Blue said he has a number of songs he plans to release this year, and will next be offering acoustic versions of his already released singles before the end of the summer.

To listen to his music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

Listen to “Right Now” on Spotify 

Listen to “Seasick (feat. Don Quez)” on Spotify 

https://www.instagram.com/alxndrblue 

https://twitter.com/alxndrblue      

Quietchild – Quicksand

Quietchild won’t be quiet with powerful message behind new hit single ‘Quicksand’ 

MADISON, WIS – The slow, sinking feeling of despair from a broken relationship is beautifully depicted in Quietchild’s new hit single, “Quicksand.”  

With sounds that crossover and explore the worlds of Pop and Trap, the music duo from Wisconsin – Cuyler Monahan and Galen Austin – have just released what they proclaim is their “best song yet” on Spotify. It was written as a personal message to a friend, but was instantly realized as a form of art everyone could relate to and enjoy. 

“The message was that I understand because I’ve been through the same thing,” Cuyler said. “There’s so much euphoria in a new relationship but sometimes it can end in catastrophe. Those ups and downs – sweeping changes – are life, and we get through them. This song is so much like a painting – you see it once and like it, but the more you stare at it, the more you see and the more you gain from it. We worked very hard on this song to capture this emotion of quicksand.” 

Galen’s brilliant Trap beat sets the rhythm to Cuyler’s deep and intimate voice, and then the beautiful contrast that joins the melody is the sweet and angelic voice of Drew “Dru” Dravis. The energy is in the chorus, and the emotion is found in the verse.  

“Dru’s voice needs to be out there in the music world and we loved her sound for ‘Quicksand,’” Cuyler said. “There aren’t a lot of artists pushing the limits right now between Pop and Trap, so there’s opportunity in that space. Galen loves making Trap beats and I love EDM so our songs compromise those elements. The best part of making music is surprising the listener – giving them something they didn’t expect to love, or find out it’s something they learn later in life how much it meant to them.” 

Galen and Cuyler have come a long way since they started making music together five years ago as high schoolers. But they knew they had something special when they won the 2018 Madison Area Music Award for Youth Album of the Year for their debut album “Euphoria.” Both with musical backgrounds, the friends actually hold two very different perspectives – Galen as an incredible drummer and audio engineer, and Cuyler as a long-time pianist, writer and vocalist. 

“That’s what makes music good – differences,” Cuyler said. “We can argue on a single snare sound or how to pronounce a word, but at the end of the day that’s what makes our music so unique and good. We understand the music market is pretty crowded, but there’s space for something new and exciting. I think as music evolves over time, things have changed and we’re a part of that change.” 

Quietchild will continue to be everything but quiet with another hit single on the way called “Paris Riviera.” Listen for yourself and find Quietchild on the following links. 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2buAIMZSyzrycs6TtH6dNH?si=kb9Yjjs9QImgabu17Gle-w&dl_branch=1 

https://music.apple.com/us/album/quicksand-feat-dru/1574580000?i=1574580001 

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kV16pTitIIWf-c90R_puVtQ5xu8RhL-lQ&feature=share 

https://push.fm/fl/quicksand 

https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/Tjd1bZVLVJ8SNRS5A?_imcp=1  

https://www.instagram.com/quietchild_/ 

https://www.facebook.com/Quietchildband  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUiUKhQYuIXI7U0Fp-NSaqQ  

 

 

Claudia Lopez – Thinkinn

Claudia Lopez releases gorgeous debut album as a reflection of grief 

MIAMI, FL – Claudia Lopez is a Cuban-American artist who has been in love with music since day one. With a soulful sound that draws from a variety of artistic influences, she is able to truly create magic. Her most recent release is her debut album created to tell the loved one she’s lost all about the time they have spent apart. This album digs deep into the mind and heart of its creator to show something that is simply untouchable. “Running Out of Time” is truly a gorgeous album with an amazing story and message.  

After the passing of her cousin Jennifer Cordero, who she often refers to as her sister, she suddenly became a pillar for her family, having to pick up the pieces of a heartbroken family. This never gave her the chance to grieve the loss of someone so close to her, it was not until the forced pause that COVID-19 brought on did she really have the chance to sit down and explore her emotions, which were later turned into songs and finally a full album. “I found myself in the midst of a global pandemic, just wishing that I could fill her in on this crazy life right now. Then it clicked for me. This is how I was going to tell her what was going on, and include how much I needed her and what a hole I had, because she was gone.” This was truly a beautiful and inspiring way for Lopez to share not only her story but her love for someone so important to her. 

“Running Out of Time” is truly an album to show the importance of time and using it to your every advantage. “Right after she passed, the very first song that I wrote was “Next Life,” because I just feel like we didn’t have that conversation. We never thought that we needed to have that conversation where I was like, ‘If there is an afterlife, I need you to choose me again, as your sister.  I need us to be us again’. We never had that talk because we were so young, but, I suddenly felt like we didn’t make this clear, and if I had just one more day with her, I would have told her ‘Please choose me in your next life, because I’m going to choose you’. Not only does the album discuss the importance of using your time well, it shares the growth that Lopez has seen in the four years since losing her loved one.  

It is truly obvious that Lopez’s entire heart went into creating this album. From the writing to the performance and production, she has put her love and care into creating every bit of this album, and you can hear it in every track. This album is something that you experience your own grief through, no matter what that may be. It is simply an amazing project.  

Leading up to the release of the album, Lopez plans to drop a few singles to help get people excited about the hard work and dedication that she has put into this project. Be sure to keep an eye out for these releases and be ready for the release of “Running Out of Time” in August 2021. 

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Check out Claudia Lopez on social media and stream her music via the links listed below.  

https://claudialopez.hearnow.com 

https://claudialopez.bandzoogle.com 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5pfofmLcerx0rU55eRrUnU 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UeeEebAZ3U 

Mailynn Severson – Movie Love

New teenage singer Mailynn Severson breaks the mold for Pop genre with intriguing new sound and style 

SAN JOSE, CA – The music from 16-year-old Mailynn Severson might on the surface sound like the innocent teenage girl trying to become the next big Pop star, but upon closer inspection her music doesn’t really fit in with that “cookie-cutter” Pop sound of today’s music industry. With lyrics that have deeper, almost melancholy allusions and a sound that fits more alongside the angst-driven female singers of the 1990s, Severson’s brand of Pop is something a little different. It’s a breath of fresh air in a crowded world of entertainment that’s often displayed with bubblegum packaging for young teenage singers. 

That’s not to say that her style of music isn’t connected to today’s teenage audience. In actuality, her raw emotion and inside look at the thoughts and feelings of a young teenage girl in today’s American society is more closely akin to the real world than a lot of other music out there today. And as such she’s relating with a rapidly expanding wave of new fans all over the U.S. with her latest string of single releases.  

En route to the release of her five-song EP “Circus Mirror,” Severson is dropping each of the singles from the project one month at a time. She started with the title track “Circus Mirror” in early June, and has received praise from listeners all over the world as other teenagers have immediately connected with the song’s messages of insecurity and self-doubt and body issues. She’s followed that up with her latest single, “Movie Love,” which is perhaps her most upbeat song from the forthcoming EP. 

“I was on the phone with my boyfriend while I was writing it and I had this idea to create something that’s like that perfect love you see in the movies,” she said. “I tend to write more deep and sad songs, so this was kind of a step out of my comfort zone. It’s something I’ve been trying to replicate with some of the newer songs I’ve been writing – to lift the mood in some ways. But for the most part ‘Circus Mirror’ is the perfect outlet for girls my age and really gives some insight into teenage girls today, I think.”  

Though Severson admits that her style of music does technically fit into the Pop genre, she’s quick to assert the fact that it’s a different, newer sound that’s more on the acoustic side of things than anything else. As such, it’s difficult to precisely label her style – which suits her fine, as she hopes to be an artist who can be influential across multiple genres. She’s inspired by artists such as Alicia Keys or Tori Amos, and said she aspires to write music that – like the songs of those legends – has a clear message that’s real and genuine. 

To listen to Mailynn Severson’s music, or to follow her on social media, please visit the following links: 

“Move Love” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwyrZtdIYi0 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwyrZtdIYi0 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoJ5I_wc1EE 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5eDbTVf8lS34phzmFRDDx1 

https://www.youtube.com/mailynnseverson 

https://www.instagram.com/mailynnseverson/ 

https://www.facebook.com/mailynnseverson

Bl@ke – A1 (Superbomb)

‘Thank God She Slid In My DMs’ is what songster, Bl@ke, is crooning with his new hit single  ‘A1 (Superbomb)’ 

TARZANA, CA – A new wave of R&B and Pop sounds is hitting the industry with fresh new singles from Altadena-based artist Bl@ke. His latest single “A1 (Superbomb)” is a sultry love song with a smooth vibe and a Pop edge that caters to a mainstream audience. Featuring fellow West Coast artist Neesin, the song tells the story of that special someone sliding into a person’s Direct Messages after trading glances across the room. Displaying his signature sound and stand-out vocals, “A1 (Superbomb)” is the perfect example of how this young artist is making a name for himself in the industry and why his manager Benny Robinson of The Individual Collective Entertainment is excited to introduce Bl@ke to the World. 

“It has been said that his music is reminiscent of Chris Brown and Eric Bellinger,” Robinson said. “But he has his own unique sound, as well. He’ll be a breath of fresh air in this R&B game.”  

In addition to “A1 (Superbomb),” Bl@ke is set to release two follow-up singles “Not Stressed” and “Chill Vibez.” The first is a celebratory summer banger about hitting the city with the fellas while living that stress-free life and linking with the ladies. The music video for the single is set to take place on the beach boasting jet skis, barbecues and bikinis – all things that capture the upbeat essence evoked when listening to the song. “Chill Vibez” is more of a laid-back, introspective track that talks about moving on after a heartbreak. Together with “A1 (Superbomb)” the trio of singles showcase the unique sound and style from this rising young talent. 

Born with a mic in his hand and a dream in his heart, Bl@ke began performing and captivating audiences as a young child. He started performing at the age of 6 when he was given the opportunity to premier his talents at Prince’s LA-based hot spot, Glam Slam. After that inaugural performance, he was able to secure the opening act for notable artists like Coolio and Teena Marie, and it also landed him the opportunity to dance on stage with Usher. It was evident at a young age that Bl@ke had the ability to command the attention of a crowd – not just with his vocal performances, but with his dancing abilities and larger-than-life stage presence.  

Over time, Bl@ke’s musical talents have been inspired by many artists, but none more so than the late great Nipsey Hussle. It’s in Hussle’s Marathon mantra that Bl@ke finds his own work ethic rooted in the take the stairs approach and eliminating the middleman. Bl@ke is the consummate creative, allowing the process to mold him into, not only a better artist, but a better man. 

“I believe in uplifting and encouraging people through my music,” Bl@ke said. “I want to inspire others if I do nothing else. I want to create music that blesses and encourages the audience; to give other people opportunities that I wasn’t handed. I hope this world remembers me for my heart – for how I love people and how I made good music.” 

To listen to Bl@ke’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://youtu.be/tK_wv-MDE0w 

https://instagram.com/youknowblakesmith 

https://open.spotify.com/album/6EgpfJzYHjamk53zBBI3Hn?si=U39EVbEeSsOs49D_rykJ-g 

https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-1-superbomb-feat-neesin-single/1560617114 

 

Asid – Contigo

Asid explodes into the scene with debut album ‘Asid Drop Vol 1’ 

SANTURCE, PUERTO RICO – An artist, producer and all around creative, Asid is already an electric musician with so much to say. His debut album, Asid Drop Vol 1 is a showcase of his and his team’s creativity, ingenuity and overall skill as they pulled the project together from scratch. This new album is exciting and fun in a way that allows Asid to truly shine as a musician. It may be his first artistic work, but it is surely a project to beat. 

Growing up in a family of musicians, Asid was constantly surrounded by music. His Puerto Rican roots gave him access to genres and sounds that were crucial to finding his sound and once he found his step, there was no turning back. Asid began as a producer, only 16 years old and sharing his music with a local artist. “The first experience that led me to take this as a professional route was when I was showing some beats in a listening session. This is actually the time that I got my name. I played this artist my music and he told me, ‘The song you’re playing right now is gonna destroy the speakers. It’s gonna melt it like acid.’ That was when I really started to see a future in it.” 

From that point on, Asid has been honing his talents in the studio and working to put together what is now his debut project. The project was put together by just himself and his partner GazWez. They used this album to create something that they could truly call their own. “My music is Latino, Spanish and Hip Hop, and Trap. There are a lot of Dancehall elements. My first language was English and I was raised in Puerto Rico so I have the best of both worlds. It’s led me to try to make something that captivates both of these audiences. Both of these people that I am.” His music truly blends two worlds to create something that is not only unique but speaks to the people on both ends of his own life.  

The entirety of Asid Drop Vol 1 is an artistically driven project. It showcases a complex set of emotions within and between the tracks and layers it all on top of an amazing and intricate set of beats. The musicality brought to this project is a stand out part of the album. It honestly brings a whole other level to the tracks, making them each stand out in their own right. “Our music brings in so many elements from the languages to the music. We are more than just gimmicky artists. You can see how natural our music sounds.” The importance of their heritage and personal identity is obvious and gorgeous in each of these tracks. 

On top of having an amazing debut album overall, Asid and his team have already released two music videos to go along with tracks on the project. They are still working to release another four videos to go alongside their music. Be sure to keep an eye out for these exciting projects and all that Asid has to come in the future, as he is truly an artist who is sure to continue to blow us all away. 

Check out Asid Drop Vol 1 and see what Asid has to say on social media. Links to all of this can be found below.  

Album: Asid Drop Vol 1 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Asidpr  

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/00AWH…  

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/asid/1567333844  

 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/asidpr?utm_medi…  

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Asidpr-1101108…  

TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdU965M9/  

Web Page: https://asidpr.com

YouTube Originals Reveals Premiere Date for New Docuseries “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil”

RAW LOOK AT LOVATO’S RESILIENT JOURNEY LAUNCHES MARCH 23

YouTube Originals today announced the first details for “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil,” a powerful four-part documentary event from Director Michael D. Ratner. The first two episodes of the docuseries will premiere for free Tuesday, March 23rd only on Demi Lovato’s YouTube Channel, with new episodes to be released weekly on each of the next two Tuesdays.

“It’s been two years since I came face-to-face with the darkest point in my life, and now I’m ready to share my story with the world. For the first time, you’ll be able to see my chronicle of struggle and ongoing healing from my point of view. I’m grateful that I was able to take this journey to face my past head-on and finally share it with the world,” said Demi Lovato.

“We are excited to continue sharing Demi’s brave story,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “YouTube Originals is committed to telling real stories about the complexities of life and for Demi to use our global platform to open up about this chapter is something we are very proud of.”

“Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” is an honest look back at some of the most trying times in Lovato’s life as she unearths her prior traumas and discovers the importance of her physical, emotional, and mental health. For the first time, Lovato will open up about every aspect that led to her nearly fatal overdose in 2018, and her awakenings in the aftermath as viewers are granted unprecedented access to the superstar’s personal and musical journey over the past three years, including footage from when the initial production for this project began during Lovato’s 2018 Tell Me You Love Me World Tour. The docuseries is a follow up to her wildly popular 2017 YouTube Originals documentary “Simply Complicated,” which now has more than 35M views on YouTube.

“Demi’s willingness to explore the darkest elements of her life is going to leave the audience with a complete understanding of everything she’s been through and ultimately where she is going. Demi stands for empowerment, and this documentary is going to answer the many questions that have been out there – providing a real window into the life of one of the biggest stars in the world, who is simply a human being,” says Director and Executive Producer Michael D. Ratner.

“Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” is directed and executive produced by Michael D. Ratner, and produced by Ratner’s OBB Pictures and SB Projects. Scott Ratner, Kfir Goldberg and Miranda Sherman also serve as executive producers for OBB Pictures. Scooter Braun, Allison Kaye and Scott Manson executive produce for SB Projects. Co-executive producers on the project are Andy Mininger and Arlen Konopaki for OBB Pictures, Jen McDaniels, Scott Marcus and James Shin for SB Projects, and Hannah Lux Davis. Marc Ambrose serves as producer.

Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted for YouTube Originals, and Cara Casey, Development Lead for YouTube Originals, will oversee the project for the global platform.

“Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” continues YouTube’s commitment to bringing timely content to fans around the world including recent hits such as “Justin Bieber: Next Chapter,” a follow up to the record-breaking series, “Justin Bieber: Seasons”; “Hello 2021,” a five-part global New Year’s Eve celebration; “David Blaine Ascension,” which redefined magic once again when the world needed an uplifting distraction; “This Is Paris,” a documentary exploring the events that shaped the woman and iconic character she created; “Defying Gravity: The Untold Story of Women’s Gymnastics,” a documentary series that explores what it takes to be an Elite gymnast; Emmy-winning family series, “Create Together #WithMe,” hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt; and two installments of “The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast,” plus a slate of new content through the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund aimed to amplify Black voices amidst the ongoing racial justice movement: “Bear Witness, Take Action 2” hosted by Common and Keke Palmer; “Resist” from Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors; and “HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me On The Yard” hosted by 2 Chainz and La La Anthony.

GLISTENING DREAM-POP SONGWRITER CLAUDE SHARES NEW SINGLE “EVERYTHING’S GREAT”

DEBUT EP ENACTOR OUT FEBRUARY 12, 2020 VIA SIDE HUSTLE RECORDS

Today, Chicago’s shadowy songwriter and detached, distorted dream-pop lyricist, Claude, shares her second single, “Everything’s Great,” from her debut EP, Enactor, due out February 12, 2020 via Side Hustle Records / The Orchard. The single arrives as Impeachment hearings dominate the media landscape, tying back to the very origin of the track. On writing the song, Claude says, “I wrote this song after Trump got elected. It felt like the world was ending and I wanted to somehow poke fun at his “Make America Great Again” slogan.”

A cathartic song that taps into a collective “empty eyes” energy that many felt after Election Day in 2016, Claude feels into the internal call for self-preservation to ignore the heaviness of reality (“You’ll go crazy if you don’t turn off your device”) and a call for escapism because of the weight of the world. It’s easier to fake it than to be rooted in what is so (“The menu for breakfast is mouthfuls of pretend” / “You get through life faster if you’re a good liar”).

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First single, “Screen,” which was shared along with a music video, sets the stage for this new song, and talks about the all-too-relatable scroll droll and social media toll. A song about being detached in a digital era and social media’s existential impact, “Screen” connects to this conscious self-awareness of living through a screen and how numbing it truly can be.

American Songwriter, who premiered the song and video, says the song “shows Chicago musician Claudia Ferme delivering an eerie, evocative meditation on our collective social media anxiety,” adding, “You’d think social media would make us less lonely—particularly during a time when it’s literally illegal to hang out with other people IRL. Think again.”

On Enactor as a whole, Claude says:

“This EP is about the world outside of me and the world inside of me, about change and disassociation, about the different faces we put on, and about trying to be honest. In it are my ideas about the effects of technology, the state of the world, and the state of ourselves when we’re dealing with uncertainty and changes in our lives.

I originally recorded all of the songs for this EP myself the winter of 2017 into the spring of 2018 but then with the help of my dad, who works at a high school with a recording studio, and the school’s engineer added bass and drums and basically made an EP of songs the opposite way you’re “supposed” to make them. As I spent more time in Chicago and met more people who also played music I formed a band. The original members are no longer a part of this project but through one of them I met engineer, and bassist, Michael Mac and he helped me re-record the EP now that we had been playing them live for a while and I had a better idea of what I wanted the songs to sound like.”

Stay tuned for more on Claude’s new EP, Enactor, with more singles on the horizon, and don’t forget to follow her on socials. “Screen” and “Everything’s Great” are both out now on Side Hustle Records and the EP arrives February 12, 2020.

TRACKLISTING – Enactor EP

  1. Screen
  2. Everything’s Great
  3. In Limbo
  4. Reality
  5. Fantasy
  6. Enactor