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Our podcast talks about the stars before they were stars. We are the backstage pass to the music industry for our listeners.

Adam & Tera Lisicky

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    Interview with Anna Shoemaker (Anna Returns!)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 38:49

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Anna Shoemaker over Zoom video!Following her spellbinding release of “Holly,” indie-pop starlet Anna Shoemaker returns with an enchanting new single “I Think I” via +1 Records. This is the second single from her forthcoming EP Hey Anna due this June. On par with the cottage-core-themed “Holly” video, the video for “I Think I” finds Shoemaker ditching the goats and high-tailing it into the woods, hellbent on (literally) burying her past.“This is the first song I wrote after I released my first body of work. Like a lot of my songs, this song is what I want to scream out loud,” Anna says. “It's about self-acceptance and knowing in your bones that you will be okay, especially when you're spiraling. It's about promising to do your best and holding yourself to a standard… even if your best that day means just feeding your cat and sitting on the fire escape of your apartment in a T-Shirt and underwear.”We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #AnnaShoemaker #Holly #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Abbey Cone

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2023 51:51

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Abbey Cone over Zoom video!Independent country vocal powerhouse Abbey Cone shares the official video for her latest single, “If You Were A Song.” CMT shared the worldwide premiere of the video yesterday (5.9.23) on CMT, CMT Music, CMT Equal Play on PlutoTV, and, as well as debuted on the Paramount billboard in Times Square. Co-directed and co-produced by Cone and Midtown Motion and shot in Nashville's Music Row during golden hour, the video transports viewers into a love scene straight from an indie film. The video captures the song's cinematic sound, which Cone describes as fresh, polished, and confidently her.Official video: “If You Were A Song” on April 24th as Cone's first release as an independent musician, “If You Were A Song” centers around a love so strong, it's melodious. The track is filled with raw emotion and bound with her beautiful twang, showcasing Cone's most authentic music to date. The song has already landed her on the cover of Spotify's Fresh Finds Country, plus placements on Spotify's Fresh Finds, Next From Nashville, and New Music Friday Country, and Apple Music's Sound Check and New In Country. Known for her emotionally resonant songwriting filled with palpable realness and vulnerability, Cone's music connects with the newest generation of Country listeners and beyond, landing her induction into CMT's Next Women of Country Class of 2020 and recognition on Pandora's 10 Country Artists To Watch in 2022. Cone recently made her Stagecoach debut on the T Mobile Mane Stage, and has toured with Tanya Tucker, Brittney Spencer, Abby Anderson, and the CMT Next Women Of Country Tour with Maddie & Tae and Sacha. This summer, she is set to play CMA Fest at the Maui Jim Stage.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #AbbeyCone #IfYouWereASong #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Begonia

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2023 50:45

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Begonia over Zoom video!Powder Blue, the highly anticipated new album from Begonia—the solo project of alt-pop Canadian artist Alexa Dirks—is out now on Birthday Cake Records.The album was written and produced by Begonia, Matt Peters and Matthew Schellenberg (Royal Canoe) with contributions from Jason Agel (Björk, Kelly Clarkson, Prince) and Joe LaPorta (FKA twigs, beabadoobee, Solange). The new collection of songs wrestles with life's thornier moments in more evocative ways.When describing the namesake behind the new album, Powder Blue, Begonia turns to vivid imagery: her baby blanket, the airiness of clouds on a summer day, chlorine-filled water in a hotel pool, circa-1970s Elvis Presley wearing an ill-fitting jumpsuit and her collection of faded denim jackets.Ahead of the project, Begonia shared album singles “Married By Elvis,” “Cold Night” and “Right Here” which received critical acclaim from CBC, Wonderland, Line of Best Fit, Indie88, Daily Star and Globe & Mail.In celebration of the new album, Begonia is set for a run of U.S. shows in select cities this spring. The dates include a performance at New York's Mercury Lounge as well as further shows at Los Angeles' Hotel Cafe, Nashville's The Basement, Portland's Hawthorne Lounge and Seattle's Sunset Tavern. More dates to be announced soon.Powder Blue follows Begonia's 2017 EP Lady In Mind and debut album Fear, released in 2019 to widespread critical praise. Fear received a nomination for Alternative Album of the Year at the 2019 Juno Awards and also earned Begonia a nod for Polaris Music Prize.As Begonia, Alexa Dirks creates bold, surprising pop that is tempered with sensitivity and wisdom. In her music, Begonia leans hard into a sense of arrival. Whether it's learning to come into her own or processing a brutal heartbreak, Dirks' intimate lyrics and audacious sound allows for her audience to relate to the messiness of life with an honesty that is refreshing. Despite the turmoil from which it emerged, Powder Blue represents Dirks feeling settled by coming to terms with her past and present—from religious conflict to exploring sexuality and managing mental health, the new album finds Dirks wrestling with life's thornier moments in more evocative ways.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Begonia #PowderBlue #LadyInMind #Fear #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Real Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2023 64:34

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Real Friends over Zoom video!Illinois-based band REAL FRIENDS have released their brand new EP 'There's Nothing Worse Than Too Late' out now via Pure Noise Records. The EP, features previously released singles 'Tell Me You're Sorry' and 'Always Lose', was produced by Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Neck Deep) and mixed by Kris Crummett (The Callous Daoboys, Knuckle Puck.)Speaking about the new EP the band said "‘There's Nothing Worse Than Too Late' was written and recorded over the last year and half. We went back to some of our earlier influences for it. When writing, we kept referencing more timeless bands like The Starting Line, Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World and many others. It has always been important for us to write songs that are timeless, but that was in the front of our minds more than ever when compiling TNWTTL. We want our fans to go back and listen to these songs in five or ten years and still feel something. Lyrically it touches on depression, death, cutting long lasting ties for good and many other heavy subject matters. At the end of it all, if our fans feel less alone because of these songs then it's a success in our eyes."The band spoke on the latest single from the EP and said "‘Six Feet' is a song about longing to be loved and appreciated while you're still here. I always see and hear good things said about people after something bad happens to them or after they pass away. I think we all need reminders to appreciate our loved ones that are alive, healthy and right in front of us. This song is that reminder to ourselves and our fans."About Real Friends:For as much as the world has changed since Real Friends first emerged in 2010, the band's mission hasn't. They continue to bleed without apology and write songs that make it okay to feel everything: the ups, the downs, and anything else in between. Rather than shy away from emotion, the group runs right towards it with distortion cranked and hearts opened, tightening their careful distillation of pop and punk on each subsequent release. When the band—Dave Knox [lead guitar], Kyle Fasel [bass], Eric Haines [rhythm guitar], and Brian Blake [drums]—welcomed vocalist Cody Muraro in 2020, the goal stayed the same as they crafted new music for Pure Noise Records.Over the years, Real Friends has forged and strengthened a deep connection with fans. The group's 2014 full-length debut, Maybe This Place Is the Same and We're Just Changing, marked a turning point. Rock Sound named it one of the “Top 50 Albums of the Year.” 2016's The Home Inside My Head maintained this momentum with further acclaim and sold-out shows. In 2018, Composure incited applause from Music Connection, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, New Noise, and Billboard who described it as “raw.” To date, they've also amassed over 100 million streams and counting.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #RealFriends #TheresNothingWorseThanTooLate #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Atmosphere

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2023 68:34

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Atmosphere over Zoom video!Minneapolis hip-hop pioneers Atmosphere have shared a new single off their forthcoming album So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously, out today via Rhymesayers Entertainment. The duo recently announced Summertime 2023, a North American tour with Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome, and The Movement, which comes on the heels of their European tour, The ConTour.Prior to the run of North American dates, Atmosphere will appear at California Roots Festival, Summer Greens, and two shows at Williwaw Social in Anchorage, Alaska. The run of tour dates will culminate with a headline show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 17th. Atmosphere currently holds the record for the most sold out shows at Red Rocks for any Hip Hop artist with nine sellouts since 2011.We want to hear from you!Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Atmosphere #Slug #SoManyOtherRealitiesExistSimultaneously #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Emily Whitehurst of Survival Guide and Tsunami Bomb

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2023 47:41

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Emily Whitehurst of Survival Guide and Tsunami Bomb over Zoom video!“Music is crucial to my survival!” said Emily Whitehurst. “Survival Guide is one woman trying to shape her own place in this world as a musician.”An electronic indie-pop artist with a background in punk, Emily is the solo force behind Survival Guide. Her danceable tunes evoke a sonic birthday cake: alternating layers of Depeche Mode, Metric, Peter Gabriel, and Grimes, with vibrant melodies and vocals the icing on top.A California native now residing in Texas, Emily's music obsession began with Green Day, leading her to a dreams-come-true life of punk rock as she traversed continents fronting the band Tsunami Bomb as “Agent M.” Over the years, her music gradually shifted toward synth pop in The Action Design, then further into the electronic indie-pop realm as Survival Guide.Originally a duo, Survival Guide's first album, Way To Go, – dubbed “passion behind an electronic soul” by New Noise Magazine – was released in 2015. It was around this time when Survival Guide slowly, amicably yet painfully became a solo act, leaving Whitehurst unsure of what to do next. Never having written or performed music alone, she considered everything from starting a new band to quitting music altogether. After a major geographical shift, an acoustic album, and some solo touring, she's finally ready to return as a solo Survival Guide.The newly released, alter-ego Survival Guide debuted in January with RHV1.5 (short for Request Hotline, Vol. 1.5): featuring two intriguing dance-party reimaginings of AFI's “Totalimmortal” and “Girl's Not Grey on Side A alongside two contemplative Misfits piano-serenade covers (“Skulls” and “Hybrid Moments”) on Side B.With only 500 copies pressed on randomly colored vinyl, RHV1.5 is also a taster for the 11-track, digital-only Request Hotline, Vol. 2, featuring all songs from the 7” plus an eclectic array of further punk covers from Green Day, Runaways, Avril Lavigne, Distillers, Tony Sly, Sleater-Kinney, and Maybe Tomorrow, each with its own bold and unique Survival Guide treatment.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #McKinleyDixon #BelovedParadiseJazz #RunRunRun #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Mckinley Dixon

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2023 28:12

    We had the pleasure of interviewing McKinley Dixon over Zoom video!Chicago-based rapper McKinley Dixon announced his new album, Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!?, out on June 2nd. It marks his official full-length debut for City Slang Records. The 10-track Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!? unspools as a powerful pastiche of sound and emotion. The title pays homage to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison's immortal trilogy of novels who McKinley has previously referred to as “the greatest rapper ever.” Rounding out the vision, the LP boasts guest appearances from poet and writer Hanif Abdurraqib, Teller Bank$, Alfred., Ghais Guevara, Anjimile, and Seline Haze, to name a few. He teases the new project with a new single “Run, Run, Run.” Watch the music video and listen HERE want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #McKinleyDixon #BelovedParadiseJazz #RunRunRun #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Simon Doty

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2023 34:13

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Simon Doty over Zoom video!Canadian DJ and producer Simon Doty recently released his debut album ‘Universal Language' on Anjunadeep.‘Soulflow' sees Simon collaborate with American spoken word artist Ursula Rucker, whose thought-provoking vocals can be heard on tracks with artists including Dusky, Marquis Hawkes, and Josh Wink. Combining Ursula's vocals with stabbing chords and a driving bassline, Simon perfectly epitomizes the timeless house sound that has previously earned him support from Adam Beyer, Adriatique, Gorgon City, and Hot Since 82, among others.A firm favorite among fans of the label, Simon first debuted on Anjunadeep in 2019 with his track ‘Sama' and has since put out five stand-out EPs on the label, including ‘Hometown EP', his ‘Living Sound EP' and most recently, his collaborative cut ‘Touch The Sky' with Marsh, which has collectively amassed over 3 million streams and support from the likes of Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Gorgon City, and Ben Malone.Crafted for the dancefloor, Simon's debut album ‘Universal Language' gives the audience a chance to listen to a range of musical styles that they can expect to hear Simon play during one of his DJ sets, ranging from house to deep house to melodic techno.The album features a range of collaborations including American spoken word artist Ursula Rucker, British duo My Friend, singer/songwriter Tailor, UK-based producer and vocalist Artche, British songstress Ruth Royall, and legendary American vocalist Roland Clark as well as a remix of JODA's hit track ‘Closer' (feat. Robyn Sherwell).We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #SimonDoty #UniversalLanguage #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Ian Brennan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 51:15

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Ian Brennan Zoom video!GRAMMY Award-winning music producer and lauded field-recording trailblazer Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Zomba Prison Project, Ustad Saami) continues his acclaimed recording career of over 50 releases with the first album ever made featuring the wisdom and voices of those over 100 years old. The Oldest Voice in the World (Azerbaijan) "Thank you for bringing me back to the sky" takes Brennan and his wife, Italian-Rwandan filmmaker and photographer Marilena Umuhoza Delli to the remote villages of the "long-livers" just miles from the Iran border. 22 pieces comprise the album with five bonus tracks featuring artists that Brennan has collaborated with over his acclaimed career: The Kronos Quartet, Tinariwen, Malawi Mouse Boys, Yuka Honda, and The Good Ones (Rwanda).In late 2021, Brennan and Delli traveled to the southern mountains of Azerbaijan, where legend has it that the world's oldest man hailed from there -- having survived to age 168. Brennan and Delli made the ambitious excursion amid a coincidental deluge of social media trends going public on the best practices for "staying young." Visiting rural villages to capture the heart of the under-represented population of the oldest people on earth, the centenarians' stories eloquently came to life and serve as an anti-ageism antidote.Upon their arrival in Azerbaijan, villagers had been ravaged by COVID-19 and most residents over 100 had sadly died in recent months, including the oldest known woman in the country. Traversing from village to village, they came to discover centenarian after centenarian living without indoor plumbing, sleeping on floor-bound mattresses, and what seemed to Brennan, that they were almost anticipating their arrival with such a warm reception by the Talysh people.Brennan is renowned for scouring the far stretches of the globe to document singers in an uninhibited, authentic fashion. From recordings in regions such as Rwanda, Malawi, South Sudan, Karachi, Comoros, Palestine, Ukerewe Island, Cambodia, and Romania, this latest project brings him to a region where no outsiders ever wander. The villages were so remote, Brennan's Azerbaijani speaking companion from the city advised that the locals' words were completely unintelligible. And even the Talysh speaker from the valley below could only make out less than 80% of what was being said in the remote mountain villages.As they began meeting the centenarians, one theme was ever-present once they sang. Most would sing of their mother, and their secret to life was simple, "I was loved." Voices were recorded in their natural living environments. For instrumentation along with their voices, Brennan used the wood-burning furnace providing heat for the house, a walker, their own footsteps, a broken bedroom door, or the farm flour grinder.Brennan and Delli experienced raw emotion from the centenarians. A former shepherd was singing and became overcome and shakily stood up to leave the room after having sung a song that his mother used to sing.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #IanBrennan #TheOldestVoiceintheWorld #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Tanner Usrey

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2023 20:54

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Tanner Usrey over Zoom video!Rising country troubadour Tanner Usrey is celebrating his signing to Atlantic Records with today's release of his label debut single, “Give It Some Time,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The track arrives alongside the exclusive Billboard signing announcement, plus a companion music video for the debut single premieres today at YouTube HERE by Usrey and producer Beau Bedford (Jonathan Tyler, The Texas Gentlemen), “Give It Some Time” threads dusty acoustic guitar and unfiltered lyrics against an organ-laden beat, building towards an emotionally charged guitar solo as scorching as the Texas-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist's pleading vocal delivery.An electrifying and energetic live presence who played over 180 shows in 2022 alone, Usrey will continue his non-stop touring with an upcoming series of live dates that will see him on the road through the summer. Highlights include headline shows, festival appearances, and dates alongside such like-minded artists as Elle King, Charles Wesley Godwin, and The Steel Woods. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit TANNER USREYTanner Usrey has earned national applause for channeling a classic spirit from a personal perspective, blending straight-shooting storytelling with country grit, rock ‘n' roll energy, and Americana eloquence. Inspired by a range of influences – spanning George Strait, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Rolling Stones to his favorite band Whiskey Myers – Usrey grew up in the small town of Prosper, TX, where he worked as a skip tracer while honing his signature style by writing countless songs and performing gigs anywhere that had a stage. In 2019, he quit his job and unveiled the Medicine Man EP, followed in 2021 by the SÕL Sessions EP, earning tens of millions of streams and featured placement on the highly rated Yellowstone Season 4 finale Usrey kicked off 2023 with “Take Me Home,” drawing over 10M streams thus far. Now, as the latest member of the world-renowned Atlantic Records roster, Tanner Usrey is poised to bare it all with “Give It Some Time” and more new music to come.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #TannerUsrey #GiveItSomeTime #MedicineMan #TakeMeHome #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Sophie Powers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2023 32:41

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Sophie Powers over Zoom video!Genre-blending singer-songwriter Sophie Powers has shared her eagerly awaited label debut single, “Nosebleed,” available now via Atlantic Records in partnership with TAG Music, the innovative new record label founded by trailblazing musician/entrepreneur Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship, Midtown). Marked by its provocative lyricism and grungy twist on an inherently cookie-cutter genre, the track explores this generation's tendency to experience emotional extremes, as noted by the powerful chorus, “and we feel nothing even though we feel it all.” Toronto born, Los Angeles based artist Sophie Powers has been a force to be reckoned with since convincing her parents to let her drop out of high school and pursue a career in music at 16 years old, while also making her own clothes and becoming a fashion designer in her own right that fit the aesthetic and the direction she was heading with her craft. Within two years of ​​taking that risk, she quickly earned attention for her direct and emotionally charged songs about teen relationships, depression, anxiety, all told through a unique musical blend of hyper pop, dark pop and punk pop. Powers' bold approach has reaped over 100K monthly Spotify listeners, close to 185K followers on TikTok (and more than 5.6M likes), 123K followers on Instagram, all affirming the immediate connection she has already made with fans around the world. NOSEBLEED, like all of Sophie's music, has a deeply rebellious spirit. Growing up, Sophie was drawn to strident, powerfully confident pop stars like Lady Gaga and Kesha, who struck down expectations of what it meant to be a “female artist” with little more than their own star power; the first show she ever went to was a Bruce Springsteen concert, an artist unafraid to unpick the social mores of conventional North American society and who made his way to arena stages through wry subversion. Avril Lavigne, Canada's patron saint of sarcastic, singular weirdos, was also a key influence. So you can understand how Sophie became the artist she is today: She was raised by musicians who valued individuality and, more importantly, pure honesty, above all else.Powers has raised her profile through features with artists like Kellin Quinn, NOAHFINNCE, DE'WAYNE, and $atori Zoom; collaborations with Bonnie McKee, Slush Puppy, Jon Lundin, Mike Gonek, Cam Hunter, Matt Squire, Jack Laboz, and Sacco; and show-stopping live performances spanning events like Subculture, So What Fest, and DUSK AZ Festival to tours and special guest slots with NOAHFINNCE, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Peaches, and Scene Queen, Poptropicalslutz! Now, with “Nosebleed” and more new music to follow, Sophie Powers is creating her inimitable footprint… and the best part is, she's only just getting started.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #SophiePowers #Nosebleed #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with We Three

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2023 37:31

    We had the pleasure of interviewing We Three over Zoom video!The group made up of siblings Manny, Joshua and Bethany appeared on America's Got Talent. Since then, they have released three full-length albums and EPs and toured extensively. They also amassed over 200 M streams on Spotify and have exceeded 2.2 M followers on their social media.About We Three:Since releasing their debut album in 2018, Portland's We Three has managed to rack up over 240+ M total song streams,1.3 M followers on TikTok that gathered 30 M likes, and a large dedicated following on social media. This is due, in large part, to the band's unique approach to songwriting, which can be described as an unusual ability to deliver highly relatable songs about mental health, love, and insecurity. The band's frontman Manny Humlie often packages this type of subject matter inside infectious melodies with razor-sharp production.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #WeThree #AmericasGotTalent #AGT #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Against The Current

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2023 39:22

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Against The Current over Zoom video!New York pop-rock band Against The Current have shared an acoustic version of their recent single “blindfolded.” The new version of the song takes the energetic, fiery original track – the first independent release from the band in seven years– and trades it in for a more mellowed-out feel that allows frontwoman Chrissy Costanza's captivating vocals to shine.On the new track, Chrissy shares, “Reimagining our music in different skins has always been central to our identity. The same way we've refused to follow the rules of any one music scene or genre, we allow our music to do the same. ‘blindfolded' (acoustic) lets us tell the same story in different light.”The initial release of “blindfolded” was featured on Spotify's All New Rock and Fierce Femmes, Apple Music's The New Rock and Breaking Rock, Amazon Music's Fresh Rock, and other notable playlists, as well as landing the band as cover artists on Spotify's All New Rock playlist.Against The Current are getting ready to head out on the road for Nightmares & Daydreams World Tour alongside Trophy Eyes and special guests Yours Truly.Against The Current have earned accolades and a faithful fan following with their brand of pop, rock, and indie sounds. Founded in 2011 by charismatic singer Chrissy Costanza alongside Dan Gow (guitar, vocals) and Will Ferri (drums, keyboards, vocals), the band quickly established themselves as an original force all their own with thrilling live shows, EPs including 2015's top 3 Billboard Heatseekers breakthrough Gravity and 2021's fan-favorite Fever, and two studio albums In Our Bones and Past Lives. ATC released an exclusive song – “Legends Never Die” – for the 2017 League Of Legends World Championship. The song has been certified Gold in the United States and Silver in the United Kingdom, has over 464 million streams on Spotify, and the video currently boasts over 235 million views on YouTube.Against The Current has spent much time either in the studio or on the road, headlining world tours including the 2017-2018 Past Lives World Tour and the current Nightmares & Daydreams World Tour, and sharing international stages with such artists as Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, and more.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #AgainstTheCurrent #ChrissyCostanza #blindfolded #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with World Gone Cold

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2023 69:59

    We had the pleasure of interviewing World Gone Cold over Zoom video!World Gone Cold, featuring members of P.O.D, Demon Hunter, Disciple, The Letter Black, and Attack Attack!, release their debut, self-titled EP via Rockfest Records. With all of their forces combined, the members of World Gone Cold unleash a gritty, high-octane collection of songs with fiery themes. In true supergroup fashion, the EP pulls from each member's influences and boldly bends the expectations of the metal genre.“This is a very diverse collection of songs. The writing seemed to come very natural for us. There was no strain or argument for what the sound became it just kind of kept evolving from song to song. It felt as if we were on some sort of quest to keep blending and manipulating the boundaries of modern metal and pop combined. There was no shame in this process. Each member added their own vibe unapologetically and I think that clearly shows throughout the EP.” - Ryland Raus, Vocalist of World Gone ColdWORLD GONE COLD, comprised of members from legacy bands: Traa Daniels (P.O.D), Tim “Yogi” Watts (Demon Hunter), Andrew Stanton (Disciple), Mark Anthony (The Letter Black), and Ryland Raus (Attack Attack! & Inhale/Exhale), deliver massive hard rock anthems with a huge wall of guitars, fluid bass rumble, monstrous drums, and soaring vocals, exploding into a mixture of heavy groove and melodic hooks.A combination of organic metal and radio-ready songwriting encompasses the foundation of a band that began as one man's solo outlet and quickly transformed into an unprecedented supergroup. This new band arrives armed with songs akin to the timeless catchiness of Rob Zombie or Nine Inch Nails, with the postmodern urgency of Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, and I Prevail.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #WorldGoneCold #POD #DemonHunter #TheLetterBlack #Disciple #AttackAttack #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Malavika

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2023 29:30

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Malavika over Zoom video!International R&B singer-songwriter, Malavika, has released her empowering single, “Overdrive”. A full-package entertainer, Malavika draws on her globe-spanning influences to craft a mélange of r&b, hip-hop and pop from a unique perspective. "Overdrive" is truly a global collaboration, created across three continents - Berlin, Dubai, and LA; including an Indian vocal sample sung by Malavika herself. She says “"Overdrive” is a song that showcases a different side of my personality. It's confident, sexual and empowering. It's about taking control, reversing gender stereotypes and expressing yourself unabashedly. But at the same time it's a sexy R&B love song that is in an ode to your person.” Malavika's intoxicating vocals are on full display, as she initiates romance with her lover over a pulsing beat, with natural confidence and sultry playfulness.Following the organic success of the only other two singles to her name, “Don't Let Go” and “Sugarcoat,” “Overdrive” was created with all the elements that Malavika is most inspired by. She expands “Vocally I wanted to go in on the song in terms of the harmonies, layers and adlibs. It's stacked and is reminiscent of early 2000s R&B, one of many eras where the ad libs really mattered. I have this moment in the second verse where I wanted to have a Queen inspired harmony moment.” With West Coast legend DJ Quik, as her mentor, “Overdrive” showcases a combination of Malavika's confident writing ability, commanding vocals, and musical influences. Alongside songwriting, Malavika has also found herself an advocate for infiltrating her culture into everything she creates. She expands; “The influences in my music are unique to my experience and upbringing, including the exposure to multilingual music. I try to incorporate sonic and visual elements of my culture whenever I can in a way that's natural and organic, because it's a part of my identity.”Born and raised in India, Malavika began to display a profound love for the performing arts from her earliest years, and began performing at just 3 years old. Being exposed to various contrasting worlds and cultures throughout her childhood has had a transformative role in Malavika's development as an artist. Imprinted with her parents' love for music, Malavika grew up idolizing Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner, alongside Indian masters like A.R. Rahman - not to mention the harder-hitting hip-hop of Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Kanye West and Drake. These influences helped push Malavika to make the move to Los Angeles to pursue her career, where she was discovered by West Coast legend DJ Quik, who is now a mentor and collaborator furthering her development as an artist. DJ Quik and Malavika have since worked on a variety of records, and toured together performing her music at the Novo in LA and venues all across the Bay Area. In 2020, Malavika's debut single “Sugarcoat” premiered via Flaunt, and was followed by her 2023 release of “Don't Let Go,” which premiered on BBC Radio. During quarantine Malavika posted a cover “All N My Grill” on social media which warranted a response from the legendary Missy Elliott herself. Her vision is to not only become a global artist, but also to create music and art that go beyond borders to integrate various cultures and their musical identities. Bringing people from all parts of the world together into the same arena is what Malavika strives for.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Malavika #Overdrive #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Fencer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2023 33:32

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Fencer over Zoom video!The Los Angeles based rock trio, Fencer, has released their long awaited self-titled debut album, via Blood Blast Distribution. This marks the band's first self-produced release, composed of 10-tracks and what is considered to be their most authentic work yet.Speaking on the album release, vocalist Field Cate shares:"Very excited to finally have our first album out in the world. We've worked really hard on this and feel it's the most accurate representation of what we're all about, proud to have it as the first full length release in our discography."Not only was their debut album self-produced, but it was mixed by Henry Lunetta (5 Seconds Of Summer, State Champs, Grayscale) and mastered by Zach Fisher (Weezer, Rancid, Bad Religion). Prior to today's release, Fencer had previously dropped tracks "Junebug", "Sanitarium", and "Joseph Courtney" which had racked up over 1.5 million listens across all streaming platforms.Keep an eye out for more Fencer news coming soon.ABOUT FENCERFencer, the self-defined garage opera band, is leading a new era of rock music with their own undeniably, dynamic sound. The Los Angeles-based trio consists of vocalist and guitarist Field Cate, bassist Scott Sauve, and drummer Cameron Sauve. Only two years after their inception, they became fan-favorite openers for notable acts such as Badflower, The Wrecks, and Dead Poet Society. Tackling the stigma surrounding mental health and its struggles, Field's emotive and frenetic vulnerability resonates with listeners to further solidify the band's electric presence. The trio have racked up an impressive 1.5 million listens across all streaming platforms, despite having not even released their debut album. Field's synesthesia (seeing music in color), Scott's vigorous bass-lines, and Cameron's expertise in self-producing flow together to create an eccentric style that is certain to become rock's newest novelty.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Fencer #FieldCate #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Annabel Lee

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2023 39:12

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Annabel Lee over Zoom video!Los Angeles-based alt-rocker Annabel Lee shares her debut album Mother's Hammer!Written mostly while in quarantine in 2020, Mother's Hammer gave Annabel Lee time to reflect on preceding years which were some of the hardest of her life. After a cross-country move to pursue music, Lee found herself in challenging situations, from struggling with addiction and running out of money to ending an eight year relationship that left her without a place to live. It was from this profound hardship that an incredibly intimate, expansive body of work emerged. Diving into the subject matter, Lee shares, "Some of the stories on the album relate to being strung along by vampires in the industry. Being mistreated and taken advantage of. Fumbling around trying to fall in love and staying numb at every turn. Grieving the loss of friends, gone much too soon, and trying to see the silver linings but losing hope. Being 3,000 miles from anyone that actually knew me. It was a very dark and informative time."Over 11 compelling tracks, Annabel paints a realistic portrait of the human experience that never hesitates to confront even the most grim aspects of her life. Conversely, Annabel matches these darker emotions with joyous moments, shining a bright light on womanhood with gritty, fiery energy as she finds her own strength and begins to fully trust herself. The music meets her where she is, putting both her artistry and humanity on full display like never before.All songs were written by Annabel Lee, and produced and recorded by Justin Glasco. It was mixed by Ryan Lipman and mastered by Jett Galindo at Bakery Mastering. All vocals are also by Annabel Lee and instrumentation is by Lee and Glasco.Annabel got her start as the acoustic opener for hardcore shows around New England and since moving out to Los Angeles, has quickly built a die-hard fan base as she fills clubs around town including the famed School Night showcase, the Echo, Gold Diggers, the Satellite, and the Hotel Cafe. The alt-pop singer/songwriter Mothica also cites herself as a fan, where she posted a TikTok of herself front row at an Annabel Lee concert with the caption “I love it when women…” cut to Annabel thrashing onstage to her song “Ugly Son of a Bitch.”Mother's Hammer, the raw, ethereal debut album by Annabel Lee is available everywhere now!We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #AnnabelLee #MothersHammer #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Vandelux

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2023 40:13

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Vandelux over Zoom video!Vandelux (Evan White) is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist from Vancouver, BC, now residing in San Francisco, CA. Evan brings a global perspective to his music, drawing his artist name from a peculiar composition of past city dwellings (Vancouver, Deland, Luxembourg) that helped shape his sound into what it is today. Balancing retro nostalgia with contemporary electronic production, Vandelux has a knack for crafting songs that work their way into the collective conscience.Finding early success from the social media platform Tik Tok on his massive singles ‘Matter of Time', which charted on the Billboard Dance Charts for 9+ weeks, ‘Motion,' and ‘Tulum,' Vandelux is set for a huge 2023!We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Vandelux #MatterOfTime #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Project 86

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2023 71:05

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Project 86 over Zoom video!PROJECT 86 are back and in a big way. The band will release the double album OMNI in two parts. OMNI Part 1 is out now! OMNI Part 2 will arrive in the fall of this year.OMNI is an immersive Sci-fi/horror media experience, one part double album, one part film, one part novel. Though it is a work of fiction, it is rooted in current events, circa 2023. Sonically, it is a wholly unique merger of genres…death metal, gore, rock, electronic, and doom metal.Part one of the double album serves as the score and basis for the film/novel. Part two serves as a backstory to the emergence of OMNI, specifically its two antagonists/founders.The year is 2041. The human species has finally reached the moment where technology is poised to eradicate man's most ancient adversary: death itself. One big-tech power-an entity called THE OMNI-has emerged to lay claim to dominion over all civilization via three life-altering innovations: 1. THE PULSE: An mRNA genetic implant which has the power to regulate human emotion through algorithms. 2. THE OPTIC: an ocular/neural interface which replaces smart phones. This allows users to see virtual artifacts in their natural field of vision, introducing augmented and virtual reality into the physical world. 3. ORGANIC FISSION: a 100% sustainable energy source of spurious detail, which harvests powerful energy from “organic sources” (which are later revealed to be living humans who are disintegrated at the atomic level).The whole of the narrative focuses on the launch event for THE AUGMENT, which is the technology which finally allows man to merge with AI and become immortal. The event takes place at OMNI City (former Ankara, Turkey) at the OMNI Tower, a massive, 3km spire which is humanity's greatest architectural achievement. The tower “floats” 200 meters above the ground, and is a luxury resort/event venue. It is also lined with LED screen-projectors on every surface of its interior, making it a completely customizable virtual/physical environment.OMNI has engineered the singularity, unbeknownst to the public, with the help of "voices" from the other side (Extra-terrestrial entities which are the sources of the tech innovations). OMNI's trust in these entities proves to be disastrous…After the announcement of THE AUGMENT, the response at the event is euphoric. But, as the event proceeds, things take a dark turn. Without the fear of the ultimate consequence (death), the true, dark nature of man becomes evident. Violence and anarchy begin to spread like yeast through dough. At the launch party in the OMNI Tower, the massive festival event turns into a violent, murderous riot of disturbing proportions.The story culminates with the narrator inviting a malicious "AI" (spirit) into his body, setting off a chain-reaction of unimaginable horror on a massive scale. Ultimately, the tower, and its inhabitants, are doomed, as the singularity does not go as planned, destroying all involved, serving as a warning to humanity for what lies ahead.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Project86 #OMNI #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Punk Rock Factory

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2023 44:06

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Punk Rock Facotry over Zoom video!Irresistible pop-punk rascals PUNK ROCK FACTORY are celebrating the release of their new album by sharing a brand new single and video. Made world famous by pop icons ABBA when their now classic single shot to #1 in multiple countries in 1974, 'Mamma Mia' also became the title track of the smash-hit musical that launched in 1999.PRF's reimagined version of 'Mamma Mia' - is just one of 11 high-octane, certified bangers on their rabidly anticipated new album, It's Just A Stage We're Going Through, out now.ABOUT PUNK ROCK FACTORY:PUNK ROCK FACTORY are the kings of turning any song into a pop punk masterpiece. The boisterous four piece from South Wales take all your favourite tracks and make them sound like you never quite imagined they could! No-one is immune - these four lads have adapted everything from Disney classics and assorted rock & pop hits to TV themes from across the decades.Since their debut self-release in 2019, PUNK ROCK FACTORY have been steadily gaining a colossal online fan base. The cultural sensations have racked up over 26 million streams on Spotify and 5.1 million likes on TikTok, with over 250,000 followers on Instagram, and over 11 million views on YouTube.The group rehearse, write, and record everything themselves in their own purpose-built studio, affectionately known as The Sausage Factory. They regularly include a wide range of special guests in their music, which have included the likes of actress/singer Jessica Darrow (Disney's Encanto), Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup), and Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills) amongst others - now welcoming Simple Plan's Jeff Stinco for a face-melting solo on ‘Waving Through A Window' (from ‘Dear Evan Hansen').PUNK ROCK FACTORY played their first ever live show at the UK's Bloodstock Festival in 2021 and followed up with a sold out UK tour and slots at Download and Slam Dunk in 2022. The band have steamrolled into 2023, selling out every show again on their second UK tour, including their largest headline show to date at Nottingham's infamous Rock City. With festivals practically queuing up to book them too, don't miss an opportunity to catch them on stage if you can!New album It's Just A Stage We're Going Through is out now.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #PunkRockFactory #ItsJustAStageWereGoingThrough #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Sam Tinnesz

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2023 61:51

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Sam Tinnesz over Zoom video!Nashville hitmaker Sam Tinnesz has recently released his pop rock project There Goes The Neighborhood.The single, “Spaced Out” featuring Nick Wheeler of the All-American Rejects is an anthem for all those who are tired of having an on-and-off again, complicated relationship status. Swirled with pop-punk guitar-driven melodies in signature Wheeler fashion, “Spaced Out” perfectly embodies the 2000s alternative foundation in Sam Tinnesz' fourth studio album There Goes The Neighborhood. Produced by Seth Mosley (Dashboard Confessional, Real Friends, Filter), “Spaced Out” was co-written with Nick Bailey, whose songwriting credits include Machine Gun Kelly, Demi Lovato, Marshmello, and jxdn. Nashville RIAA gold selling artist Sam Tinnesz has had viral hits like “Play With Fire” which has amassed over 385 million streams, and “Legends Are Made” which has gotten over 1 billion views on TikTok. He has seen stratospheric success in TV/Film and has featured on gold-selling records like Kygo's Golden Hour. As a songwriter, Sam has made notable contributions for upcoming releases from Sum 41 and Filter as well as distinguished collaborations with Dashboard Confessional, Royal & the Serpent, Banners, Ruelle, etc. Press highlights include Billboard, Forbes, SPIN, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #SamTinnesz #ThereGoesTheNeighborhood #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Eloise

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2023 32:20

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Eloise over Zoom video!23-year-old London-based singer-songwriter Eloise releases her debut album Drunk On A Flight via AWAL, available everywhere now!Branching out beyond the soft, jazz-tinged soul of her early work, Drunk On A Flight sees Eloise broadening her horizons and applying her pop nous to a much wider palette of sounds. It is a coming of age album about embracing the moment; a heartbreak record that empowers listeners to luxuriate in their feelings –however messy or complicated they may be. Eloise's timelessness, vulnerability, and whip-smart lyrics effortlessly captivate the attention of listeners.The album's title track and first single, “Drunk On A Flight,” is a breezy pop anthem that puts Eloise's natural songwriting abilities at the forefront, the song tells the tale of a love gone sour. “Giant Feelings” details the complicated, messy emotions that Eloise is trying to confront following the end of her relationship. The accompanying music video, directed by Tess Lafia and shot in one take, sees Eloise lamenting over her past relationship while looking out over the city of Los Angeles and ruefully hoping it rains on her former partner. Eloise shows her cleverness and songwriting prowess in the third single, “Therapist,” a whip-smart, sorry-not-sorry “diss track” skewering emotional codependency with kiss-offs like, “you're acting like a boy but I fell for a man.” As Cool Hunting said, Eloise has a true talent for making “expressive, absorbing pop.” The focus track of the album, “I Take It Back,” circles back to the flight mentioned in the album's opener. It's an upbeat, catchy track that details the back-and-forth emotions of a confusing relationship and Eloise reassuring the subject that in case her plane crashes, she takes back the negative things she's said. The visualizer for the new track provides a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the new record.The album follows two critically-acclaimed EPs, This Thing Called Living (2019) and Eloise's latest project Somewhere In-Between that The Line of Best Fit notes something only “a deft songwriter could manifest.”On October 7th, Eloise will kick off her North American tour at The Foundry in Philadelphia, PA. The 19-date tour spans across both coasts with stops at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and Thalia Hall in Chicago and will conclude on November 3rd at Webster Hall in New York City.Eloise leaned into her long standing love of pure pop and the sense of liberation she was experiencing being single for the first time in four years as inspiration for the album. She challenged herself to continue writing every single day, quickly amassing a pool of more than 50 songs, from which she assembled Drunk On A Flight with South London producer Conor Albert. The resulting record is a deep dive into the complexities of love and relationships, inspired both by observed experiences and Eloise's own dating history. “Ending a long-term relationship at 23, you feel such a loss of time and adolescence and that can make you so frustrated,” she explains. “What have I learned from all of this? And what am I stuck with at the end of all of this? My songwriting has always been honest, but this feels raw –like I'm exploring all the shades of emotion.”We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Eloise #DrunkOnAFlight #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Bury Tomorrow

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2023 55:54

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Bury Tomorrow over Zoom video!It's never too late to be what you might have been. Sometimes you just need a push to take the plunge. Few people would be greater advocates for this truth than Bury Tomorrow. Faced 18 months ago, following a period of external and internal strife, with the very real reality that it might be time to pack up their successes and close the book on a storied career of 15 years, with their hands forced and backs to the wall Bury Tomorrow instead picked up fate's gauntlet and set about writing the chapter they had always imagined.The Seventh Sun stands as testament to the bonds and belief required to shape themselves a new reality, a new sound, and a new future.Refocused yet no more restrained, the album's expanded sonic palette platforms sky-high melodies, layered with textured atmosphere, cloaking an underlying savagery.The thematic threads weaved through The Seventh Sun are met in kind by a throughline that musically stitches together each of its 12 tracks — an idea that guitarist Kristan Dawson has sought to execute for years. "Every single song sets up the next part of the record," he reveals. "I wanted it to feel like a one long body of work." In doing so, the album takes on its own kind its own sonic story-telling. "I feel like I was musically at where Dan was at lyrically," Dawson suggests.All of this combines, as Winter-Bates asserts, to exhibit "the best version of Bury Tomorrow people will have heard." Positivity, and possibility, now seems boundless, where not so long ago doubts persisted. "That is as much to do with Tom (Prendergast — keys/vocals) and Ed (Hartwell — guitar) joining the band as it is about the rest of us," Dawson notes. "I think we'd convinced ourselves at times that we weren't friends, when actually, we're family. You can't have this sort of life experience and not be and not be as emotionally connected to each other as we are."The guitarist points to the album's numerical title, saying, "You know, there is something in the number seven that is very representative of change. There's a renewal aspect to it — seven days in a week, seven hells, and so forth. And on our seventh album, that's the case for us, too. I hope fans hear how much we appreciate the opportunity we have to make music for them. It's an opportunity for us to showcase our love for, put our stamp on, and represent UK metal. What a privilege that is for us, and we're ready to prove that we're doing everything for those right reasons."We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #BuryTomorrow #TheSeventhSun #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Matt Corby

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2023 88:42

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Matt Corby over Zoom video!Matt Corby recently released his new album Everything's Fine, via Communion. His first album in five years, Everything's Fine vividly captures the personal and creative growth of Matt Corby who, like many, was tipped belly side up recently. Beyond the global touring pause, on the day he was meant to start recording his new album, Corby and his family were instead rescued by a neighbor. Their home had been engulfed by the flood waters that raged through Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, in early 2022. After nervously watching his heavily pregnant partner and young son be whisked away in a small inflatable dinghy, he got to work ferrying provisions to stranded locals and digging rotting mud out from beneath his home. With their home inundated by floodwaters, the whole family moved into Corby's Rainbow Valley Studios during the album's recording process. Juggling familial responsibilities with his creative pursuits was a one-of-a-kind pressure cooker circumstance that galvanized his artistic evolution.Firmly fixed on seeing the best of things, Matt reveals “I'm at a really beautiful point in my life. I'm accepting all this stuff: the good and the bad, but particularly the bad. Which is kind of great. It's a good thing to come to that point. Life isn't always magical, but the moments that are, well you really value them. I think this record is about that, about managing your actual reality. Sometimes I have those moments when you realize: well I'm still breathing, you still have the gift of life, so everything is fine I guess?”About Matt Corby:Recorded at his Rainbow Valley Studios with Chris Collins (Gang of Youths, Middle Kids, Skegss), Matt Corby's third studio album Everything's Fine picks up where his 2020 stand-alone singles, “If I Never Say A Word” and “Vitamin” left off after his J Award-winning 2018 LP Rainbow Valley. In the time since, Matt announced the launch of his own independent record label, in between loaning his production expertise to work by Genesis Owusu, Jack River, Great Gable, Bud Rokesky and most recently, his award-winning collaboration with Budjerah.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #MattCorby #EverythingsFine #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Scarlet Parke

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2023 38:33

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Scarlet Parke over Zoom video!Singer, songwriter and self-made producer, Scarlet Parke, releases her latest single, “369,”. Performed exclusively for last year, “369” showcases a combination of Scarlet's confident writing ability, strong production skills, and commanding vocals. Scarlet elaborates; “369 is a manifestation practice I like to do that includes writing down a mantra 3 times in the morning, 6 times in the afternoon, and 9 times at night. I've manifested some amazing things since I started doing it.”A single that Scarlet has named the heart of her upcoming album, Simulation, “369” is all about manifestation. Alongside songwriting, Scarlet has also found herself being an advocate for females in the industry. “Did you know 2% of women are producers?” Scarlet elaborates on her creative process; “I've been holding onto some of the songs on my upcoming album for as long as 9 years. I've just been searching for the right producer, and it was me the whole time. It's been a journey and I really want to talk about how important it is that women support each other more than ever. There's nothing like the freedom that I've felt producing my own music. I didn't really know how anxious I was all the time going into the studio with a bunch of random people. Now that I'm self producing, I don't have to worry about booking time or dealing with studio fees. I can create whenever and wherever I feel safe and inspired to make my music” Scarlet's passion for self-producing has led her to discover a community of women that want to learn these skills for themselves. She has taken it into her own hands by creating “Dreamgirl by Scarlet,” a website that includes exclusive digital resources and opportunities with links to music gear and coaching sessions and the Dreamgirl Shop. As part of this initiative, Scarlet has launched the “Dreamgirl Producer Bag,” available for purchase here. The Dreamgirl Producer Bag was designed with the intention to help artists create freely, whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. Scarlet's mission is to empower more girls to produce and help close the 98% gap between male and female producers. “This first started because I wanted to release resources to share my knowledge and talk about how I got started producing. I think it's important to talk about the mental hurdles around it along with the physical process of it. I've put together a producer starter pack of items that I have in my own kit. It's totally portable and I can produce anywhere, whether that be in nature or on top of a building. Wherever you want to be, wherever you're inspired, you can take that with you. That's what Dreamgirl is, a place to feel encouraged to do things your own way.” Scarlet states. Hailing from Port Orchard, WA, Scarlet has been paving her own way into the entertainment world for the past decade. Scarlet grew up singing in musicals, church, and has been trained professionally in Opera, jazz, and Pop. In the background of all that, Scarlet has always loved writing lyrics, but didn't start her own band until after high school. After gaining experience by playing around her hometown, Scarlet decided to move to Seattle and catapult herself into becoming a household name in the local music scene. Once Covid hit, Scarlet honed in on some untapped talents; teaching herself how to produce, edit videos, and further practice her live show stage presence. Scarlet is a force in the industry and has continued to define her own rules for the artist she wants to be.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #ScarletParke #369 #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with SkyeChristy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2023 39:56

    We had the pleasure of interviewing SkyeChristy over Zoom video!Primed for a breakthrough, buzzing Los Angeles duo SkyeChristy share a new single entitled “Beach Zombies” today and announce their signing to Warner Records.“Beach Zombies” threads dusty acoustic guitar through a glitchy electronic haze punctuated by a sparse beat. Their hypnotic intonation practically hovers over the soundscape as airy harmonies entwine seamlessly. Fittingly, it culminates with a summery apocalyptic chant, “They want me, beach zombie.” The release arrives on the heels of “I'm Not Like Alice,” “Sending Light (For Lucas)” and “Black Lake.” The sister duo is a sonic union of Georgia Christy Edwards and Sophie Skye Edwards. The Los Angeles natives began writing and recording music together in high school. They honed their voices in choir, even performing at Carnegie Hall as part of their school ensemble choir. Since 2020, they've unlocked the power of their familial harmony and have captivated fans around the globe. With their distinct signature sound and forthcoming debut project, the SkyeChristy's bond will only grow stronger. Get ready for a whole lot more from SkyeChristy.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #SkyeChristy #ImNotLikeAlice #BeachZombies #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Flyana Boss

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2023 25:55

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Flyana Boss over Zoom video!Best friends and dynamic hip-hop duo Flyana Boss, recently released their EP Boffum. The triumphant and colorful two-song project is packed with infectious beats and power-punching vocals that jab with brazen notes of attitude and unmatched confidence. What began as two best friends exchanging freestyles over Youtube beats, has effortlessly grown into a bold and audacious career that shines light on being a woman through witty banter and laugh-out-loud lyricism. The first song, “Really Really”, is a modern dating anthem that glorifies setting boundaries and vibing on your own. Flyana Boss urges, “Kick off your shoes but don't overstay your welcome.” Written about loving yourself first, “Really Really” is a tongue-in-cheek act of reclamation that offers an inside glimpse into Flyana Boss' generation. “Nu Nu” is about challenging expectations and surprising people when they least expect it. Flyana Boss brags, “Mama's got a brand new bag. Can't buy this at the store, you could never cop my swag.”If there's one thing that Flyana Boss hopes their listeners will take from Boffum, it's putting yourself first. In the face of adversity, you can always count on Flyana Boss to put the shoe on the other foot with a clever comedic dig and a fresh unabashed performance. Executive produced by Marky Sty, the EP is twinged with exhilarating, dopamine-inducing sonics. BIO:Hailing from Detroit, MI and Dallas, TX, MCs and multi-instrumentalists Bobbi Lanea and Folayan Kunerede met at a music college in Los Angeles, CA. They immediately hit it off and began collaborating with each other, eventually naming their group, Flyana Boss. Folayan and Bobbi create infectious, hip-hop anthems embodying the spirit of fly-ness and boss-ness. They aim to entertain, make you laugh, and always remind you that you are listening to the direct descendants of all the lady bosses that came before them through generations of humanity, from Cleopatra to Harriet Tubman to Michelle Obama to Beyoncé!We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #FlyanaBoss #Boffum#BoffumEP #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Mareux

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2023 36:51

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Mareux over Zoom video!Opening up his world even wider, critically acclaimed darkwave artist Mareux shares a new single entitled “Little Lies” today. Listen to “Little Lies” via Revolution/Warner Records. Mareux's forthcoming album, Lovers From The Past, is out May 5.“Little Lies” layers neon keys above a head-nodding bass line and icy production. Surging through this sonic backdrop, Mareux's deep intonation bellows and beckons with an entrancing and engaging refrain. Emblematic of his haunting idiosyncratic sound, the track melts into a transfixing ebb and flow. Urging a closer listen, “Little Lies” might just harbor a bigger truth…In the wake of the title track “Lovers From The Past.” Mareux notably averages over 5.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify—unprecedented for darkwave. It hints at the scope of his ever-expanding world on Lovers From The Past, check out the full tracklisting below.Mareux set the stage for the forthcoming project with “Night Vision.” The track has already generated over half-a-million streams and counting. RAIN hailed it as “deeply confessional,” while christened it a “Lynchian dreamscape.” The accompanying music video stars RuPaul's Drag Race's fan-favorite contestant Gottmik. In support of the album, Mareux will launch an extensive headlining global tour. The tour will kick off in May following Mareux's performances at Coachella and make stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Warsaw, Berlin and more.“Night Vision” landed in the wake of Mareux's 2022 tracks “Glass” [feat. King Woman] and “The Perfect Girl,” which caught fire on TikTok with billions of views on the sound itself. Not long after, the song gathered hundreds of millions of streams across platforms with north of 214 million on Spotify alone. The winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Violet Chachki notably starred in the song's music video, amassing over 12 million YouTube views. ABOUT MAREUX:As Mareux, musician and producer Aryan Ashtiani makes music filled with stories of unrequited yearning and the ghosts of lovers' past. Even before going viral in 2021 with “The Perfect Girl” (his interpretation of a 1987 song by The Cure), the Los Angeles-based artist has been steadily building an international cult following, from Eastern Europe to South America. After more than a decade of developing his post-punk and darkwave-inspired dance style of piercing synths, cavernous vocals, and forlorn melodies, he is finally unveiling his debut album, Lovers From the Past, via Warner Records/Revolution Records. It's a collection of sinister, yet magnetic tracks that explore heartbreak and disillusionment. Having helped spark a resurgence of interest in post-punk and darkwave among a new generation online, Mareux finds himself at the forefront of the latest innovative strain of goth music.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Mareux #LoversFromThePast #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Not3s

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2023 32:29

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Not3s over Zoom video!Eschewing an academic career in favour of music, Hackney, East London born and bred rapper Not3s put all his time and effort into developing his career, rising from online obscurity to being signed by a major label in a relatively short time. Drawing inspiration not only from his underground grime scene, but also his Nigerian heritage, Nots helped push the sound of Afro-basement to a new level with the release of ‘Addison Lee' in 2017.Racking up a huge amount of online views, it was picked up by Relentless Records (Professor Green, Nadia Rose) which then re-released the song as Not3s' debut single a short while after. Since then, the sky has been the limit for Not3s, becoming one of the most listened Afropop artists in the world. His unique combination of basement pop with his Nigerian background brings a modernised and highly rhythmic and vibrant exploration of music that appeals to the masses, bringing Not3s countless successes along the way including FIFA and Love Island soundtracks, extensive Radio 1 and Capital FM support, as well as nationwide press coverage with CLASH Magazine and much, much more.Three albums and multiple releases later, Not3s begins 2023 with a brand new 3-track EP ‘Kiss Don't Tell' with lead single ‘Naked' exemplifying his sonic direction for the year ahead. Mixed & Mastered by Patrick "Wave" Carinci, a multi-platinum award winning engineer ​​breaking into the UK market from Italy, he has immediately grasped everything Not3s is about whilst adding his prominent signature sound to ‘Naked', resulting in a highly captivating and modernized pop-infused track.His unique style and flow comes to the fore in ‘Naked', as he aims to share Valentine's love to the soul and ears of those who may be in need of a special someone this month. It expresses relatable emotions, thoughts and also gives a hint to the sonically genius and signature touch he has in store this year before releasing a tsunami of chart-toppers.In the second single off the EP, Not3s once again delivers in ‘Trip To Paris', a love medley that showcases his vocal dexterity and why he has been such a fan favourite in the UK and beyond over the past 5 years and beyond. The song lends itself to the genres previously aforementioned whilst also venturing into a new branch of sonics, adding to the excitement and anticipation behind this release and the EP as a whole. Not3s is taking 2023 by storm, and ‘Kiss Don't Tell' will surely continue his limitless rise to the very top.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Not3s #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Lupe Fuentes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2023 37:03

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Lupe Fuentes over Zoom video!Creative Entrepreneur, House & Techno DJ & Producer, “In the Loop” Record Label Owner, Radio Show Host, Fitness & Wellness guru, Lupe Fuentes embodies the spirit of today's modern empowered woman and tomorrow's thought leader.The Columbian-born, Los Angeles-based Fuentes is setting off the dancefloor with her newest single, “Vamo Pa La Brea”, featuring an enigmatic song structure that will leave you begging for the drop.Inspired by her Latin heritage and pulsating tech-house rhythms, Fuentes launched her own imprint and brand IN THE LOOP in 2014, putting out over 100 releases from friends like Kerri Chandler and Todd Terry while curating new talent around the world. 2023 sees the label embracing more house and techno tailored strictly for the dance floor, which can be heard at monthly pop-up parties, and In The Loop radio show on Rinse FM.As a Latin woman who made her way on her own from Colombia to becoming a successful entrepreneur living in Los Angeles, Lupe Fuentes is inspired by giving back. Whether speaking to dreamers at East Los Angeles College forInternational Women's day or motivating us with her message of positivity and hard work on social media to be the best version of ourselves, Lupe Fuentes is the embodiment of today's limitless woman.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #LupeFuentes #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with The Moss

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2023 33:41

    We had the pleasure of interviewing The Moss over Zoom video!The Moss has quickly earned a rapturous fanbase with their euphoric live show and the recent release of their Insomnia EP on S-Curve / Hollywood Records. Earning acclaim from Under The Radar, The Alternative, LADYGUNN, Earmilk, Atwood, Ones To Watch and much more, the band just wrapped up a nearly sold out western U.S. headline tour.Hailed for bringing their youthful exuberance and alternative-rock swagger to the studio and the stage, EP title track “Insomnia” has become a breakout single for the band following major support from key Alternative radio outlets which has led to their first Alternative radio chart debut. The song has just cracked the Alternative Radio Top 20 at #18 with over 7M streams and has landed on many new playlists including Spotify (ALT NOW), Apple (ALT CTRL) + Amazon Music (Alternative Hits). “Insomnia is a bittersweet song about passing the point in a relationship where you can't sleep at night when you are away from them,” says frontman Tyke James.Originating on the shores of Oahu as teenage buddies, Tyke James (vocals/guitar) and Addison Sharp (guitar) traded in beaches for the Great Salt Lake joining forces with Willie Fowler (drums) Caiden Jackson (bass) to form The Moss. The band's blazing success has landed them on a number of festivals this past year including Life Is Beautiful and The Festival at Sandpoint as well as landing on Pandora's Artists to Watch in 2023. Their unique blend of indie surf-pop, grunge-rock and '60s-blues quickly caught on as the band actively curated a community of inclusivity and environmentalism.No matter how listeners choose to interact with The Moss's music, the band just hopes they feel something. It's that kinetic relationship between band and audience that makes their live performances – including a pitch-perfect recent set for Audiotree – so compelling. “No matter what we do, we want to make sure the songs are fun to play live,” says Fowler. “We pride ourselves on being a band people want to see live.”We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #TheMoss #TykeJames #Insomnia #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Jay Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2023 47:08

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Jay Allen Zoom video!Country singer Jay Allen has released his latest single, "No Prayer Like Mama's," through ONErpm. The new single is a touching tribute to the strength and devotion of a mother's love and is available now on streaming services worldwide.Inspired by Jay Allen's own journey, "No Prayer Like Mama's" is a tribute to the love and sacrifice of mothers. The song was born out of Allen's own experience of losing his mother to Alzheimer's disease and serves to honor the memory of all mothers who have dedicated their lives to their children, even in the face of adversity. The lyrics pay homage to the endless prayers that mothers offer for their children, from their earliest moments to when they've reached adulthood, capturing the beauty and power of that love that can transcend time and distance.Allen spoke about the song, saying “'No Prayer Like Mama's' was written after grieving the loss of my own mother. That process was a difficult journey, but now I find strength in believing that she's still with me. I hope this song brings honor to both mothers in heaven and those still with us.”Growing up near Cedar Falls, Iowa, Allen was influenced by the music he heard from both his father at rock concerts and his mother, who would sing country tunes on long car rides. Allen attributes his love for country music to his mother, and it's what ultimately led him to move to Nashville in 2013. He signed a publishing deal in 2014 and an artist deal with SONY/ATV in 2016. With the release of "Sounds Good to Me" in 2017, Allen was selected as Sirius XM's "The Highway Find."It was his 2018 hit "Blank Stares," a powerful tribute to his mother who suffered from early-onset Alzheimer's, that first caught the attention of national audiences. The song went viral, reaching over 500 million views on Facebook, and showcased Allen's raw talent and dedication to raising awareness for the Alzheimer's Association. As a result of his advocacy efforts, Allen has been involved with several international events, including the Rita Hayworth Gala, which have raised over $100 million for the Alzheimer' Association and has received numerous accolades, including The Caregiver Award from the National Alzheimer's Association.Allen has also been recognized for his music. He was named Favorite Competition Contestant at the 2022 Country Now Awards and featured in Music Mayhem Magazine's 2023 Artists to Watch.With the release of his debut EP Bulletproof, which includes the single "Mustang on Mud Tires" featuring UMG country artist, co-writer, and now-wife Kylie Morgan (along with Nate Kenyon and Blake Bollinger) Allen continues to captivate audiences with his emotional and heartfelt music.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #JayAllen #NoPrayersLikeMamas #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Sam Macpherson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2023 33:27

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Sam MacPherson Zoom video!Renowned LA by-way-of New Jersey singer-songwriter Sam MacPherson is excited to announce that his sophomore EP Powerlines will be released on Friday, April 14 via Elektra Records. In celebration of the forthcoming effort, MacPherson today released “Stretch,” a cathartic and introspective new single about finding love, that will appear on the record (full tracklist below). Taking flight on shimmering keys with a hypnotic hook, the song showcases a more upbeat side of the artist's sound. “‘Stretch' is about looking inwards, and realizing your capacity for love and human emotion,” MacPherson commented. The theme of longing for love and connection can be found throughout Powerlines; the 8-track EP's title is a nod to how (literal) powerlines are able to keep us in touch with the people we love.In support of the new offering, MacPherson be kicking off his first-ever headline tour across the U.S. this spring. Titled for the EP's namesake, the “Powerlines Tour” commences in Washington, D.C. on Monday, April 17, and hits in major cities including New York, Boston, Nashville, and San Francisco, before wrapping in Los Angeles on Friday, May 19, with a special show the famed Troubadour. Tickets are currently on-sale on MacPherson's official website, and a full itinerary of shows can be found below. The forthcoming run of dates follows MacPherson's successful last year of touring, where he sold out his first hometown headline show (House of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ) and opened for Jake Scott all throughout the U.S. Previously, MacPherson has also shared stages with the likes of Chelsea Cutler and The Brook & The Bluff, and collaborated with a diverse array of acts including RIAA Platinum Certified artist Stephen Sanchez.Hailed as one of the top New Jersey artists to hear in 2023, you'll hang on to every word MacPherson sings. His unfiltered, honest musicality has quietly affirmed him as a notable artist on the ascent, who show no signs of slowing down any time soon.ABOUT SAM MACPHERSON:Hailing from Red Bank, MacPherson absorbed the no-nonsense New Jersey spirit from his surroundings, while his songwriter father gave him a love for music. At college, he taught himself how to play guitar, produce, write songs, and record on his own, approaching music with the same grit and determination he brought to athletics as a division one soccer player.Following early uploads such as “No Bad Memories,” MacPherson initially gained traction with the alluring, heartbreaking single “Routine” in 2021. Beyond landing on coveted playlists, it cracked 6M+ streams and garnered praise among music blogs. He also served up the beloved Songs for Sam EP highlighted by “Last Minute,” which lit up TikTok and surpassed 10M streams. He carried this momentum into 2022 with singles like “Crash Course” and “Rookie.” Signing to Elektra Records, MacPherson will make his major label debut with Powerlines, his anticipated sophomore EP out on Friday, April 14.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #SamMacPherson #LastMinute #Powerlines #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Kel-P

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2023 20:35

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Kel-P Zoom video!Nigerian Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kel-P (Wizkid, Angelique Kidjo, Burna Boy, Dadju, Adekunle Gold) makes his debut as a vocalist in the romantic number “One More Night” via Virgin Records France and Jones Worldwide. The single is off his debut EP “Bully Season Vol. 1”.A powerful, mid-tempo tune with cathartic, raw intensity, “One More Night” captures the listener right away. Kel-P's slick, charismatic flows are supported by Nelly & Kelly Rowland's “Dilemma” sampled instrumental, which melds seamlessly with his powerful vocal performances. The instrumentation creates a summery soundscape for Kel-P's contagious melodies as he sings about a mysterious lady who has captured his heart overnight and he longs for another romance-filled night with his new love interest. With production driven by Kdagreat, the tune was mixed by Dro (Metro Boomin, Wizkid, Rema, Dave, Stormzy, Bnxn Fka Buju, Khalid, and 24Hrs). The colourful visual for the single was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by LA-based cinematographer Damian Belden. “One More Night” features vibrant synths, lush drum lines, and rich bass surrounding the soundscape of an atmospheric chill and relaxing melody, the single makes for a perfect love anthem. The song demonstrates the Nigerian multihyphenate's ability to make massive hooks feel calm, relaxed, and, most importantly, emotional. “How about we do this one more night,” Kel-P declares over warm synths and fluttering drums. Speaking about the single, Kel-P says, “The inspiration came from a collaborative session involving Kdagreat the producer, myself, and a beautiful lady at the time. The hook “One More Night” came from a place where this same beautiful lady who was my main muse gave me so much pizazz that I just felt I needed to spend one more night with her.The Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter recently unveiled his debut project “Bully Season Vol.1. This is the first installment of what we expect to be an exciting series. The 5-track EP shows and highlights Kel-p's growth in the industry as a musician. Coming close to working with different people in the diaspora and adopting new sounds, staying fluent as a seasoned record producer, singer, and songwriter. Music lovers who are hungry and thirsty for classical feel-good music will fall in love with the exotic sounds of “Bully Season Vol.1”. Describing the EP, Kel-P said, “It is Daring, Colourful, and Sexy”.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #KelP #OneMoreNight #BullySeason #NewMusic #Zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Billy Lockett

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2023 75:23

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Billy Lockett Zoom video!UK soul-drenched pop singer-songwriter Billy Lockett recently released his debut album Abington Grove via Photo Finish Records.Abington Grove is the debut album that has been over a decade in the making “every song is a different piece of my life,” Billy confides, “whether that's involving love, addiction, self-doubt, or euphoria...building this body of work has been my therapy, and I can honestly say I've never been more proud of anything.”In the single, "Don't Be Hard On Yourself" Lockett sends out a heartfelt message of self love and powering through the dark days. “Don't be so hard on yourself is about muting the constant voice in your head telling you that you're not good enough. It's about self-love and realizing that doing your best is enough and you are enough. Since writing this song I've used this as a mantra for my life, it's really helped me personally. Hopefully, it helps others too," confides Billy. With stunning falsetto singing cathartic melodies over soul-stirring piano, "Don't Be Hard On Yourself" is an anthem of self acceptance.Billy Lockett has supported the likes of Lana Del Rey and Lewis Capaldi and has amassed over 125 million collective streams. Coming from a background of struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, Billy's journey continues in a positive new direction.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #BillyLockett #AbingtonGrove #DontBeHardOnYouself #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Paul Crook of Meat Loaf's The Neverland Express

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2023 58:59

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Crook of Meat Loaf's official band, The Neverland Express over Zoom video!Paul Crook — Meat Loaf's longtime producer, music director, and guitarist — recently released, Paradise Found: Bat Out of Hell Reignited, a new LP helmed by Meat Loaf's official band, The Neverland Express — featuring alumni Justin Avery, (keyboard, vocals), Tom Brislin (orchestration), Steve Buslowe (bass), Paul Crook (guitar), Randy Flowers (guitar), David Luther (saxophone), Lyssa Lynne (“Stop Right There!”), John Miceli (drums) — plus American Idol Season 13 winner Caleb Johnson providing lead vocals. Today, the album is finally out through Deko Entertainment and Crook's label, Crooked Media, LLC.Paradise Found reimagines the sound, passion, and fury of the original Bat Out of Hell, the 1977 release by Meat Loaf and composer Jim Steinman, which remains in the top five best-selling albums of all time. It includes all seven songs performed in their original order. The song arrangements have developed over decades of touring and now the listener can hear these re-envisioned versions.As Crook states on the album: "The music is timeless, and we play it virtually note for note. The wall of sound that fans experience when seeing us live is captured in this recording. Meat Loaf fans will be pleased. We're hoping this release introduces Meat and Jim to a whole new fan base.""This album has been a labor of love for us," continues Crook. "Meat Loaf's passing has left a huge hole in the hearts of millions around the world. We are committed to keeping the legacy alive by celebrating this incredible music. I felt there was no better way to honor our boss and Jim than to release our tribute to Bat Out of Hell on this special 45th anniversary."The LP's first single “All Revved Up With No Place To Go” dropped this past October, almost 45 years to the date of the official release of the original Bat Out of Hell album. Later, Deko + Crooked presented the record's next single, "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad," alongside a behind-the-scenes making-of video. Alongside the LP drop, Deko + Crooked share the record's focus track, "Bat Out Of Hell."We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #PaulCrook #MeatLoaf #BatOuttaHell #AllRevvedUpWithNoPlaceToGo #TheNeverlandExpress #ParadiseFound #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with The Lacs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2023 34:21

    We had the pleasure of interviewing The Lacs Zoom video!Gold-certified country rap duo The Lacs, composed of rapper Clay Sharpe and singer/guitarist Brian King recently released their new single/music video, “Hellraisers in Heaven” It is a collaboration with Alabama-born singer and songwriter, Murphy Elmore. The song expresses sentiments of good-hearted young rebellion and the hope that there will be forgiveness in Heaven for the trouble caused in youth.More Details:Fusing the unlikely combination of Southern rap and Southern rock, the Lacs created their own brand of hip-hop. They have a sound that incorporates Southern guitar riffs with booming beats and rhymes about life in the Dirty South.They have remained the top dogs when it comes to streams with over 1 billion streams on Pandora, 535 million YouTube views, and over 400 million streams on Spotify. Recently, their single “Dirt Road Dollars” featuring Nate Keynon received an official Gold certification from RIAA, making it their second career gold single after their 2010 single “Kickin' Up Mud”.They made their mark in the music world in 2012 when their album 190 Proof became their first album to break into the album charts. In 2015, their eighth album Outlaw In Me climbed to No. 3 on both the country and rap album charts. In early 2017, The Lacs launched their own independent record label, Dirt Rock Empire. Their first album released on the newly founded label was Dirt Rock which contained the smashing singles "Redneck Rockstar", "Willie Nelson", and many other LACs classics landing the album in the Top 25 of the Billboard Country Albums chart.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #TheLacs #KickinUpMud #HellraisersInHeaven #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with The Crystal Casino Band

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2023 34:03

    We had the pleasure of interviewing The Crystal Casino Band Zoom video!The Crystal Casino Band is a rising DC-based indie rock quartet, who have quietly amassed over 10 million streams on Spotify, and recently released their new album, Maryland House.Maryland House, The Crystal Casino Band's most complex and varietal album to date, is a winding journey with unexpected turns that showcases their love for the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area and pays homage to their lives as young adults. The new album, produced by Kyle Downes and Jay Nemeyer (Color Palatte), showcases the artistic growth TCCB has undergone since the release of their 2021 album, Not About You, and is unlike anything the four-piece has done before. Maryland House, named for the band's favorite rest stop along I-95, is the first TCCB record featuring each member on lead vocals as well as a variety of instruments including trumpet, ukulele, mandolin, and harmonica. Kicking off with “Curfew,” Maryland House opens with the perspective of someone in the DC area detailing the events at The Capitol on January 6, 2021. From there, “Twenty-something Socialist,” a mainstay in the band's live shows, raises the energy as vocalist/guitarist Pete Stevens sings about the jaded young progressives of America trying to make it in the world while billionaires use their wealth for expensive vanity projects. The grit of “Socialist” continues on “Jamie" discussing the actions of a flaky friend who never follows through on what they say they're going to do. On latest single “City That Sleeps,” guitarist Jarrod Hendricks sings about the transient nature of the people who call Washington, DC their home and its effect on their relationships with those they are close with romantically. Elsewhere on Maryland House, bassist Jordan Mullaney decries the injustices of the two Johnson administrations (both Andrew and Lyndon) and inwardly questions how much has changed with our nation's discontents on “Half Staff,” while drummer Joey Mamlin channels his inner Ringo Starr for the album's final track, “Getting Closer,” and reminds the listener to never be too hard on themselves and not forget their inner child.Formed in 2015 as a group of friends at the George Washington University, The Crystal Casino Band, originally named The Colonies, began their sonic journey heavily influenced by the likes of The Strokes and The Black Keys. Over the course of their college years and a few lineup changes, the band's sound transformed to combine their initial influences with the vibes of early 2010s-era indie that littered Tumblr dashboards and increasingly introspective and socially-conscious lyrics. With this turn to introspection and social awareness, the independent quartet – Pete Stevens (guitar, vocals), Joey Mamlin (drums), Jarrod Hendricks (guitar), Jordan Mullaney (bass) – grew uncomfortable with their original name's imperialist connotations and changed it to their current one in 2020. Since the release of their 2021 album, Not About You, TCCB continues to evolve as artistically showcased on their new album, Maryland House.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #TheCrystalCasinoBand #TCCB #MarylandHouse #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Faith Marie

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2023 36:43

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Faith Marie Zoom video!Singer-Songwriter Faith Marie, has released her single “Alleyways,” today. Released in collaboration with the label UUin, “Alleyways” is the second single off her upcoming 3 song debut EP, More than I am. Written by Faith, “Alleyways” is about a pivotal point in one's transition into adulthood. She elaborates “I realized in order to grow, I had to let go of other people's ideas of me and explore the parts of myself I was afraid to address and take responsibility for my trauma and healing.” The moody, yet ethereal track serves as the perfect introduction to her attentive songwriting and delicate vocals. The synth and guitar heavy sounds, paired with ominous echoes of different musical elements and vocals, is meant to represent the drive needed to walk into the unknown while still facing the unease of what you'll find in the process.Hailing from Provo, Utah, Faith's foray into songwriting began at the age of 13, launching a successful YouTube channel that attracted over 121,000 subscribers over the next five years, in addition to over 80 million Spotify and Youtube streams combined. Inspired by the likes of My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and Brockhampton, Faith pushes herself creatively when it comes to genre-bending. In 2015, her love for artists that seamlessly cross genres led her to posting a cover of Bring Me The Horizon's “Drown,” which immediately went viral and is currently sitting at 5M views. “Bring Me The Horizon has always been the most inspiring to me because they don't care about upholding a genre or appeasing specific types of fans that listen to them, they do what inspires them” Faith states.The virality of this cover catapulted her into the release of her debut single “Antidote,” which Faith wrote and self-produced. Now, 7 years later, Faith has released multiple singles ranging from the orchestrally adorned “Little Girl” and the electronic-laced “Devil on My Shoulder,” each dealing with themes of struggle, anxiety and hope. Faith is constantly working to perfect her craft of songwriting with each release, and is also currently pursuing a bachelors in audio engineering. She elaborates “I'm on a lifelong mission to master as much of the music creation process as possible.”We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #FaithMarie #Alleyways #BringMeTheHorizon #Drown #DevilOnMyShoulder #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram andTwitter!

    Interview with RIZ LA VIE

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2023 36:15

    We had the pleasure of interviewing RIZ LA VIE Zoom video!Los Angeles-based alt-pop musician RIZ LA VIE shares his highly anticipated debut album Haven out everywhere now including a limited run on vinyl. Alongside the release, LA VIE shares the album's title track with an accompanying video. The album's title track explores loss, but even in the deepest depths of sadness, it sees LA VIE determined to find the silver lining. The track swiftly embodies the thesis of the album as its themes speak to the album as a. whole.Its accompanying video, directed by Quinton Dominguez, opens with LA VIE seated in a movie theater, ready to watch a movie of his newfound life in Los Angeles. The film and the track's lyrics follow LA VIE's emotional effort to hold onto optimism, freedom and safety.With Haven, his debut studio album out today, RIZ LA VIE expands on the vibrant sonic world he's built with previous releases, but this time, shares more of himself with his fans. Experimenting with new production elements and blending genres, LA VIE pushes boundaries like never before, culminating in his most realized, ambitious work to date. Over 15 tracks, LA VIE embarks on a search for a sense of safety and security, both internally and externally–within himself, in his relationships, community, environment, and in the world at large.In perpetual pursuit of hope and optimism, the project chronicles LA VIE's courage in the face of adversity as he ultimately discovers his own strength and confidence.Collaborators on the album include Vic Wainstein (Tyler the Creator, Mac Miller), Daniel Hartzog (Tom the Mailman, ericdoa), Lucy Blomkamp (6LACK, Mallrat) and Johan Lenox (BROCKHAMPTON, Metro Boomin, Shawn Mendes). It was mixed by KES (Ed Sheeran, Jacob Banks) and mastered by Mike Bozzi (Kendrick Lamar, Steve Lacy).The previously shared single "FYP," offers LA VIE the space to express the discomfort and fear that accompany a cross-country move, and the aftermath of leaving home to land in a new environment, surrounded by new people while the place he once called home remains.LA VIE's 2018 hit "Napkins," has become a fan favorite, with over 38M+ streams on Spotify to date, and like the artist himself, shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to a 30-date tour in 2021, LA VIE performed at festivals like Governor's Ball and Lollapalooza. The artist has consistently turned heads of several leading tastemakers in recent years, including Billboard, Pigeons & Planes, Ones to Watch, and more. We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #RIZLAVIE #Haven #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Natalia Damini

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2023 28:54

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Natalia Damini Zoom video!Inspired by both modern pop icons and timeless vocalists, Natalia blends intoxicating melody with supersonic energy and charisma. “Attitude was written about seeing someone you like, but not having the courage to take the first step.” Full of windswept backup vocals, slick guitar riffs, and a fetching beat, “Attitude” is as bashful in sonics as the subject matter itself. "The world needs to know about Natalia Damini" - Tito JacksonThe music video profiles Natalia as she performs amidst a backdrop of shimmering disco balls and chandeliers in sequined jacket. Tito Jackson emerges for his verse in a sports car with effortless, velvety vocals over the scenery of a futuristic, neon-lit hallway. Natalia serenades, “Attitude - baby that's all you need. If you want it, you got it!” The single is a jubilant, vivacious pop anthem that calls upon Tito Jackson's rich history through a whole new lens.Natalia Damini was titled the Best Female R&B/ Pop Artist at the Underground Music Awards. Since then, her platform has expanded to upwards of 15 million views on YouTube and 1.2 million followers on Instagram. Her infectious pop single “Crazy” charted at #1 on the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart and she has had #28 Billboard Top 40 and #15 Billboard Next Big Sound entries. She has received acclaim from LA Weekly, Idolator, and All Access to name a few.Singing sensation and electrifying performer Natalia Damini is releasing a new song titled “Attitude” featuring the one and only Tito Jackson from the legendary group The Jacksons. This single follows her last release entitled “Pacemaker,” which peaked at #45 on the Mediabase Top 50 Pop chart and has over 1 million streams on Spotify.Equally important, her song “Crazy” hit #1 on the Billboard Emerging Artist Chart. Natalia has over 1.2 million followers on Instagram.Cutting Edge is the adjective that describes the stunning songstress Natalia Damini. She adds class, intellect, and style to her genre. She crafts songs that capture the essence of the human spirit. She spins stories of love, lessons learned, conflict and resolution. Ms. Damini approaches every note with fearless class. Her voice is pure and authentic. Her energetic drive and outgoing personality enabled her to showcase her amazing stage presence at many different venues around the world. In October 2015 Natalia won Best Female R&B/Pop Artist at the prestigious Underground Music Awards.Natalia Damini's style is a unique blend of modern R&B, Pop, and Dance music that ranks her alongside contemporary stars like Ariana Grande, Doja Cat, Shakira, and Rihanna.Natalia's new single features Tito Jackson of the Jacksons (yes, brother of Michael and Janet). The Jackson Clan is the most famous musical family in the world.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #NataliaDamini #TitoJackson #Attitude #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!