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Lauren Spencer-Smith Breaks Records With Release of Single “Fingers Crossed”

Credited to Micah Suarez.

At only 18-years-old singer-songwriter, Lauren Spencer-Smith, has easily taken the music industry by storm with the release of her single, “Fingers Crossed”!

She has more talent in her whole entire body than I do in one of my fingers. Okay, that may be a little dramatic however it does ring true (for the most part).

Lauren was born in England, but grew up and was raised on Vancouver Island in Canada.

When Lauren was 8, she started entering singing competitions. She began performing and singing on stage at local events in her hometown. She entered a radio station contest and got the opportunity to perform with Keith Urban (she was 11, mind you)!

Back in 2019, Lauren did a rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Always Remember Us This Way” gaining the attention of thousands, and easily broke 30 million views on YouTube in just a few weeks.

Teasing a snippet of “Fingers Crossed” back in November on TikTok, the video immediately went viral and now has over 24 million views and 3.5 million likes.

Releasing on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 the single alone has accumulated over 20+ million streams on Spotify.

Her first single, “Back to Friends”, has over 18+ million streams in just the first five months of its release. Her second single, “For Granted” showcased her unique voice and ability to sing ballads.

Lauren truly stands out from others in the music industry with her insane talent and exquisite songwriting.

Her journey is only just beginning and being taken to another level.

Credited to Laurie Ann Smith at Millenium Media.

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Indie-Rock Band, Spell the Words, Release Debut EP, “I Guess I Miscalculated Things”

Back in December 0f 2021, indie-rock band, Spell the Words, released their debut EP, “I Guess I Miscalculated Things”!

The band consists of four mates: Deo, Vince, Dohn and Francis from the Philippines.

They are heavily influenced by bands like The Cure, New Order, Slowdive, Turnover, DIIV, Citizen, and Movements.

They met each other during their college years and played together in a band. This easily flourished into something more which far exceeded their time in university.

All four consider themselves more of a brotherhood than just a formal musical ensemble.

One of their goals is to establish their sound out of a coming-of-age movie which led them to incorporating different sub-genres of indie and alternative rock.

Their EP consists of 5 tracks heavily influenced by their dream pop roots. Tackling life and heartbreak, each track is filled with happy-sad tunes and nostalgia.


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Lexi Jayde Releases Highly Anticipated Fan Favorite “drunk text me”

All the girls are going to be screaming this at the top of their lungs for the rest of 2022 (and the new year just started)!

Are we okay?

Back in November, Lexi teased a snippet of her single on TikTok gaining over 75,000 pre-saves. It immediately blew up grabbing the attention of thousands.

The 19-year-old singer-songwriter is based in the Los Angeles area.

In 2021, she signed with Artist Partner Group, a record label based in LA, and released her debut EP, “a teenage diary” back in July.

With the release of this single, we’re starting 2022 off right!

On release day and due to the viral impact of this single, Lexi will be featured on the cover of Apple Music’s New Music Daily.

The following week, she will be interviewing with Zane Lowe.

Her previous releases have been supported by Billboard, MTV, Notion Magazine, Ones to Watch, and Earmilk.

She’s also been featured on playlists such as New Music Friday, Indie Pop, Teen Beats, Fresh & Chill, and more.


Through her music and as a voice of Gen-Z, Lexi tells her story of love, heartbreak, self-discovery, mental health, and nostalgia.

How many of you can relate to this song? Clinging to hope that maybe your ex would text you, but in reality knew that they wouldn’t.

How many of you want them to drunk text you?

“drunk text me” is such an intimate song and shows the personal story of Lexi’s struggles with heartbreak.

I hate that I still want you / I don’t want to but I want you / Look what you’ve done to me / I hate that I still miss you / I don’t want to but I love you

In most breakups it’s often hard to find closure, I certainly had a hard time and wish there were explanations for things left unanswered. I kept asking myself,‘Why was I hurting so bad?’. I kept wishing my ex would’ve texted me saying sorry and clear things up. I knew he would never do it but I wondered if he would ever drunk text me. I wrote that concept in my notes and the song blossomed from there. The song is so special and comes straight from my broken heart.

LEXI JAYDE

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Jack Harlow Kicks Off Night 1 of Sold Out Tour: “No Place Like Home”

Photo Credited to Jack Harlow’s Website.

If there’s one thing Jack Harlow wants the world to know it’s that Louisville, Kentucky is his home.

It could also be said that he could’ve sold out the KFC Yum! Center just as easily as he sold out these five, intimate venues in the city.

So why not? Why didn’t he do a show at the Yum! Center? Why did he pick these five venues throughout the city? What’s their significance?

Harlow has made his way up into the music industry and with every step, he shines a light on his hometown.

With over 43 million monthly Spotify listeners, Harlow has made a dent in his career and it’s just the start of what he can, and will do.

Back in October, Harlow announced that he would be giving back to five local organizations in Louisville: AMPED, Center for Women and Families, Grace M. James Academy of Excellence, Louisville Urban League, and Metro United Way.

I spent all my life fantasizing about being someone that could put Louisville on a pedestal. There’s a spirit and pride that runs deep, and it becomes more obvious to me when I travel to other cities and realize that that doesn’t exist everywhere. The city has always been special to me and I think we breed very unique, often laid-back people.

JACK HARLOW VIA BILLBOARD

At only 23-years-old he has collaborated and worked with iconic figures in music such as Lil Nas X, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, Bryson Tiller (another Louisville native), and Adam Levine. Just to name a few.

He began rapping when he was twelve and in 2015, his EP “Handsome Harlow” debuted (AllMusic). Harlow’s style and production evolved displaying his ever-growing maturity with each release catching the attention of some labels.

He is currently signed to the record label Generation Now, and is co-founder of Private Garden which is his own music collective.


SOLD OUT

12/14 The Louisville Palace

12/15 Headliners Music Hall

12/16 Zanzabar

12/17 Mercury Ballroom

12/18 Old Foresters Paristown Hall


Jack Harlow Donating to Louisville Organizations – Billboard
Photo of Jack Harlow Credited to Billboard.

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Jude Shuma Releases New Audiovisual Project “Suzy Space Cadet”

Back in October of this year, Jude Shuma released a new audiovisual project, “Suzy Space Cadet”!

Jude is an artist who thrives off experimentation and pushing the limits of his own creative boundaries.

“Suzy Space Cadet” is one part album, one part comic book; it’s a true multimedia project that consumes both music and art.

This project is best experienced as a whole – fans should listen to the album while reading the comic.

Jude’s songs have been heard in hit network shows: Riverdale, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Quantico.


Jude discovered his passion for music at an early age finding inspiration from The Beatles and Nirvana.

He has racked up hundreds of thousands on Spotify alone due to his audiovisual success.

Based out of Chicago, Jude works alone in his studio preparing for new music.

“Suzy Space Cadet” was born from the monotony of quarantine and the freedom of unrestrained exploration.

I wrote the story of “Suzy Space Cadet” before I even started to write any of the music. About a girl who, despite having a lover and beautiful life, is still filled with longing and desire to go out and explore the galaxy. She finally leaves home only to find that her lust for wandering would be her ultimate demise. That all of the new friendships and partying she did along the way left her feeling more empty and meaningless than before. She realized everything she ever needed was back at home; she already had it.

Once I wrote the story and established the concept of outer space, the record took off on its own. I started to experiment with sonic textures using my Roland 201 Space Echo religiously. I got real deep into the idea of re-amping tracks at that time. I would either completely alter a sound or maybe take both the original and the re-amped track and blend them both together. It was a lot of toying around with ideas and wanting to find unique tones.”

JUDE SHUMA

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Indie-Pop Favorites, Eighty Ninety, Release New Single After Brief Hiatus “heart on the line”

NYC-based brothers Abner and Harper James return with the release of their new single, “Heart on the Line” after a brief hiatus!

You all… this single put me in the ground. I have such a sweet stop for indie-pop and this single was no different.

“Heart on the Line” balances intimate storytelling with catchy melodies and enticing pop production.

Out of the two brothers, Abner is the main guy for vocals while Harper plays guitar, but both brothers are masters with production.

We let the emotional arc of the song, rather than any set of genre conventions, lead us to instruments and sounds.

EIGHTY NINETY, ON THEIR PROCESS

This single is about a make-or-break moment in a relationship where you’re confronted with the choice to continue fighting for the love and partnership you’ve built or let it slip away.

Ouch, right? Who can relate?

Now I’m all choked up / And now I can’t sleep / Are we falling in love / Or apart at the seams? / Maybe we can’t know / Maybe love is the same as belief


Debuting the Eighty Ninety project back in 2016 with their first single, “Three Thirty” which climbed to #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral Charts.

They released their debut EP, Elizabeth, in 2016 and their music has gone up to rack over 29 million streams.

The duo has gotten press support from Billboard, Alternative Press, and Ones to Watch.

They have also earned a co-sign from Taylor Swift who added their single “Your Favorite Song” to her official Spotify playlist – Songs Taylor Loves.

When we produced ‘Heart on the Line’ we wanted it to feel personal — almost like it was recorded late at night after one of the midnight phone calls we’re writing about in the song. But we also wanted the choruses to feel cinematic because even though feelings around these moments are personal, they can feel so huge. To show that contrast, we used minimal verses and lonely, distant counter melodies with sweeping, harmony-stacked choruses.

EIGHTY NINETY

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After Stepping Away from Career, Wyke van Weelden Releases New Single, “take me where you wanna go”

Dutch singer-songwriter, Wyke van Weelden, releases new single “take me where you wanna go”!

While her career was starting to take off, she decided to step back for personal reasons, but now she’s back!

This single is by far her most special and professional project yet.

At 19 years old, Wyke started her music career in 2012 debuting on national Dutch television where she performed her single, “I Do Love”. Check out the single below.

That same night she was trending #3 on Twitter. With this success, she had multiple radio performances and interviews.

She’s been asked to write for movies and commercials with songs “Make You Mine” (The Pool 2014) and “World of Blue” (WWF’s biggest campaign of the year).

She has also performed in concert halls such as The RAI and Ziggodome in Amsterdam.

During the middle of 2020, she lived in Spain and covered “Soldadito de Hierro”, an original by Nil Moliner.

Wyke ended up making an official English version called “Soldier” which was released by Warner Chappell.


“take me where you wanna go” is just the beginning of what
Wyke wants to accomplish as an independent songwriter.

She is working on her music independently, and is focusing on bringing art and stories into her songs and music videos.

In my opinion everything should make sense. In “take me where you wanna go” the lyrics do not only connect with the music, but also with everything that happens in the videoclip. I find image and videoclip as important as the feeling and production of the songs, it really has to be special. And thanks to an amazing team of artists I was lucky to work with, we succeeded in creating something with meaning. I feel like I truly found my way back into music and that this is what I want to create.

WYKE VAN WEELDEN

Check out her official music video for “take me where you wanna go” below!

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Twin Duo, Mulherin, Drops New Music Video for Single, “Dance With You”

Parker and Marshall Mulherin release the music video for their latest single, “Dance With You”.

Their upcoming EP will be released in 2022 which will feature “Dance With You” and leading single, “Better For You”.

“Dance With You” is an intimate love song that paints a beautiful visual of stepping out of ones comfort zone to dance with someone at the bar, making that once-in-a-lifetime exception for them.

Usually I don’t dance / I wanna dance with you / Come and take a chance on me / I’m just as nervous as you


Parker and Marshall are originally from Memphis, Tennessee, but are now based in LA.

They started their musical journey in high school playing in the marching band which is where they learned music theory.

During their college years, they learned how to play the piano, guitar and honed down on their vocal and production abilities.

“Dance With You” was released in June of 2021 however it took six months to perfect this music video serving as a visual extension of the song itself.


Check out their music video for “Dance With You” below!

We wanted the music video to serve as a visual metaphor for a dream weaving its way into reality, like a dance. The video creates dividing lines along multiple axes to create a sense of coming-together as those boundaries are overcome.

MUHLERIN

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Rikki Valentina Releases Debut EP ‘Daddy’s Girl’

Back in June of this year, LA based artist, Rikki Valentina, released her debut EP, ‘Daddy’s Girl’!

This EP encapsulates the process of healing and is filled with stories of hardships and challenges along with overcoming them.

It covers topics of anxiety, depression, learning from your mistakes, and growing as a person.

One of the things I love about music and the versatility it brings is that anyone can connect with a song, the title, the lyrics, or the bridge and scream it at the top of their lungs in their car.

It’s a powerful thing.

Rikki’s EP consists of five tracks displaying her versatility from soft and melodic to energetic and upbeat.

Her title track, “Daddy’s Girl” reflects on being the oldest child in the family and feeling the need to take on a certain responsibility that her father had.

Amidst writing this song, it made me realize that even though I am losing the title of being my ‘daddy’s little girl,’ I want to emulate my father’s talented and hard working self. I’ve always had a great passion for music, but ever since the sudden tragedy occurred, it’s opened even more perspectives on the way I look at songwriting and the stories I portray. Moving forward, my biggest goal is to live on my father’s legacy, and to carry on the passion we both share for music.

RIKKI VALENTINA

Rikki was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in a household where her father was a drummer and her mother pursued acting.

It’s no surprise that Rikki followed her parents footsteps in the entertainment industry.

She keeps her fans engaged by telling realistic stories through her music.

She wants to bring attention to modern day lifestyle, feelings, and emotions that people shy away from.

Rikki expanded her audience globally when her single in 2020, “April Fool”, became a trend on TikTok.

I wanted to write songs that showed who I was before loss and who I am now and how going through that affects people and the growth that comes with it. This new perspective on life made me realize that I have the capability to accomplish many things if I put my entire heart and soul into my projects. As a little girl, I was constantly surrounded by music, thanks to my dad. He was a drummer in various bands, so he definitely inspired me to be who I am today. I always had a heart for music (especially growing up on Disney movies), but my father is truly the main reason for my love of music. My dad recently passed away in December due to a tragic motorcycle accident. He constantly supported and motivated me in my career. As long as I continue to create music I know he will forever live on.

RIKKI VALENTINA

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New Zealand Based, Voodoo Bloo, Releases Brand New Single “SKIN”

Voodoo Bloo, an alternative rock band based in New Zealand, releases brand new single, “SKIN”!

Influenced by bands such as Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys, Voodoo Bloo is slowly making an impact in the music industry, especially on the international level.

Their last album, “Jacobus“, was well received around the globe especially in Australia, the UK, and the United States.

The line-up for Voodoo Bloo consists of Daniel, Oli, Jackson and Rory.

They are currently recording their second album due in the first quarter of 2022 so be on the lookout!

Following their second album release will be a New Zealand tour, and hopefully overseas (as long as COVID allows).

Skin is about ripping out of your teenage years and facing yourself in the mirror in a cruel, yet reflective look at what you love and hate about your life.

Voodoo Bloo

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