‘Make It’ – tells a story that so many of us can relate to. Relationship struggles, with an inner strength to hold on. The song is like a double ended sword, as it will appeal to so many people who have broken relationships, working on their relationships, or who are at a dark time of their lives. In 2020 we are all in a darker time of our lives than we used to be, so this song is very timely. One of the lines in the song says – “Sometimes you think that your so strong, but you just crumble when I’m around”. “Sometimes we think we are mentally strong, but really we are mentally strong!”
“We are actually stronger than we think, but we crumble sometimes because we believe we are weaker than we are”. “It’s all inside”
Love Stands True
London-based alt artist Delilah Montagu has released her latest EP This Is Not a Love Song.
The 6-track collection is an impressive and emotive body of work made with Robin Hannibal.
Delilah explains how “the songs on this EP are about the end of a relationship… the rawness and honesty of this EP is very exposing, and it is the most openly I have ever written about my life.”
The focus track of this EP is ‘This is Not a Love Song’. The track opens with the twinkle of an elegant harp and cuts to a calmed beat with guitar strums and Delilah’s elegant vocals.
The song outlines Delilah’s emotive standpoint on the end of a relationship, how she blames herself.
Delilah’s 2020 singles ‘Version of Me’, ‘Loud’ and ‘Us’ all feature on this EP and have more than 5.1M global streams combined.
This is Delilah’s second EP; her first being the critically acclaimed In Gold, which really worked at cementing her as a pop artist with a bit path ahead.
Third week out and receiving 97,332 plays in reporting retail stores.
In the US 45,304 reported by What’s In Store January 29th weekly report.
On January 7, the “Touch My Light” video was added to Viacom CBS programming – MTV U on Dish Network , Sling TV, reaching 10 million house holds and received 25 plays for the week of January 25.
Now on over 175 FM Progressive AC / New and Old Hits format stations in
United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand & most islands surrounding Australia.
Over 12 of the major national satellite / syndicated networks have added this single into full rotation.
ONE HIT WONDER BAND IS BACK WITH A TIMELESS MEGA HIT
Just about everyone on this planet knows the mega hit “Baby I Love Your Way” by the band Big Mountain, which is the only mega hit credited to Big Mountain. This new Big Mountain single titled “Touch My Light” just takes one listen and you know that Big Mountain has hit another timeless hit radio song.
Singer-songwriter MacKenzie Porter is a rising Country talent whose sound knows no borders. Signed to Big Loud Records, Porter is surging now with an arsenal of new music produced by Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen).
Since moving to Nashville in 2014 from her native Canada, she’s developed a radiant Country style which threads the needle between traditional heart and modern energy, often collaborating with songwriting mainstays like Nicolle Galyon, Craig Wiseman, Natalie Hemby, and Tommy English.
Her “mesmerizing vocals and hook-driven songs” (Billboard) have sparked a list of headline-worthy accolades, including multiple Canadian Country Music Award nominations – 4X Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Fans’ Choice – as well as a previous JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year. Making her mark, Porter became the first female artist to have three back-to-back #1 singles at Canadian Country radio in 22 years with “About You” “These Days” and “Seeing Other People” in early 2020, following Shania Twain in 1998.
Porter also earned her first crossover Top 10 at Canadian pop-radio – a first since 2003 for a Canadian female country artist – with “These Days (Remix)”. She’s toured extensively on her own, sharing the stage with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton and Dallas Smith, and also co-starred in the Netflix series, “Travelers.”
Key Things You Need To Know About MacKenzie:
Three historic back-to-back #1’s at Country Radio (“About You”, “These Days”, “Seeing other People”).
#2 most played Canadian artist on radio overall.
1st Canadian Female in 22 years to score consecutive country #1’s since Shania Twain.
First Canadian country artist in 22 years to score cross-over Top 10 Pop radio debut (“These Days Remix”).
65 million global artist streams.
“These Days” over 37 million global streams.
“These Days” #1 most streamed Canadian Country track.
“These Days” #1 Canadian Country song on Shazam.
GRAMMY® Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, Atlantic recording artist Cardi B has announced today’s release of her eagerly awaited new single. “Up,” produced by DJ SwanQo & Young Dza, is available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE following its exclusive iHeartRadio premiere earlier today; an official companion video – directed by Tanu Munio – is streaming now following its premiere via YouTube.
Written by Belcalis Almánzar, Jordan Thorpe, James D. Steed, Darinke Radovic, Matthew “Sean Island” Allen, Joshua Baker Published by Washpoppin Inc/Sony ATV (ASCAP); St. Luke’s Publishing
The rock doctors will see you now: Foo Fighters have finally unleashed all nine doses of their much heralded new album, MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT (Roswell Records/RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment Australia).
MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT’s release ends the wait that was first kicked into high gear last year with the Mainstream Rock/Rock Airplay #1 ‘Shame Shame’ and bludgeoning “final f*ck you to 2020” (UPROXX) ‘No Son of Mine’ and more recently the epic ballad to cathartic scream of ‘Waiting on a War’. While anticipation has built exponentially with each new track, early critical notices have been amongst the most enthusiastic of the band’s 26 years in the game, including:
MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT is produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent.
Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.
I’m an independent songwriter from Melbourne – Australia, composing songs since my early childhood. I travelled a lot in my life even moving between continents. I arrived in Australia 11 years ago coming from Italy. My influences in music are The Beatles, Rolling Stones, CCR and Kinks. Leaving My Hometown, my fifth single, is a rock song with hermetical lyrics. There are images of me reflecting on a mirror, lapses of life fragments, like flashes, with obsessive thoughts about leaving, but with no particular reason for that except for the lack of love and the need of a change. It’s like jumping from one memory to another, in different times, as I kept leaving each place with the same uncontrollable impulse to open other doors and hold other hands, like an infinite loop and no satisfaction or happiness for that.
Leaving My Hometown was awarded a “commended entry” position at the 2020 UK Songwriting Contest.
Australian artist CLOVES (aka Kaity Dunstan) unveils her brand-new single entitled “Sicko” along with the music video. “Sicko” was co-written and co-produced by Hudson Mohawke and is the second single to be released off of her upcoming sophomore album due out later this year. The music video, directed by Daniel Carberry & Carley Cussen, features an incredible performance by Kaity as she battles between two different versions of herself. The track is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.
CLOVES says about the song, “‘Sicko’ is my best way of painting the tunnel vision, panic scramble of social anxiety. It’s like a living, breathing second personality in your brain. One which makes you question everything you do and say in social situations, worried that others don’t like you for it. It’s exhausting, not only keeping you from enjoying the present but also fucks with your relationships”
CLOVES’s upcoming sophomore album explores the complexities of mental health, stemming from her own experiences, as they relate to anxiety, depression, and excessive overthinking. Through the album, Kaity creates an aesthetic that encapsulates the world within her own mind with each track on the album representing a different trigger point and stream of consciousness as to how a person can spiral within themselves. Recorded everywhere from Abbey Road to Elmfield Road, Kaity’s glitchy pop darkness, which she calls “dystopian, introverted sci-fi pop,” translates moods, textures and ideas into sound to make the listener resonate with the emotions she was feeling as she created the music for the album.
Born Kaity Dunstan in Melbourne, music always provided solace for her. She spent all of her time writing songs and performing in bands. Relocating to London at 18-years-old, she introduced herself as CLOVES stating, “As a very introverted person creating somewhat of a persona for myself felt like the most free way to fully express myself without my tendency to over analyze myself kicking in, it felt safe.” The single “Don’t Forget About Me” clocked over 69.24 million Spotify streams as she graced the stages of Coachella, Lollapalooza, and beyond. Her first full-length album, One Big Nothing, followed in 2018. Kaity made her late-night television debut with a performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, while The Line of Best Fit called One Big Nothing, “an all-encompassing, fearless record that pushes a sincere melancholia to the forefront.” CLOVES has also landed syncs in Me Before You and Vampire Diaries and today, has garnered over 250 million streams worldwide.
‘Three Quarter Time’ is a cry for help. It’s about wanting someone to relieve the loneliness and the aching for connection during a long, self-imposed solitude. It’s a feeling of disconnection from everyone and everything, feeling afraid to step outside into the world and just wishing someone would come by and make you feel better.
Country music duo Innocent Eve is set for the next chapter in their musical journey as they step into the irrefutably changed landscape of 2021. Made up of sisters Rachel and Bec Olsson, their debut 2015 release, the album ‘Temporary Balms’, reached critical acclaim and notable airtime across Australia, placing in the CMC Top 40. Since then, the pair have worked exclusively with award winning producer, Matt Fell from Love HZ Studios in Sydney and released an EP ‘True North’ in 2016, as well as two singles in 2020, ‘Mixed Bag’ and ‘Viking’.
This February 1, the girls see the release of their latest single ‘Three Quarter Time’ from the soon to be released album ‘Viking’. Written by Bec, the song is a reflective lament on some hard times experienced in recent years “I wrote this song during a lonely time in my life, after moving a long way from my family and friends. I suppose ‘Three Quarter Time’ is a cry for help”. With 2020 under our belts, it’s possible to imagine that many people will relate to the sentiments of the song and the sense of isolation it embodies. The lyric ‘Throw me a rope, shine me a light’, could in fact translate to many people’s experiences of the past year.
With a Chris Stapleton influence infusing the track, it is a departure from the style, theme and tone of the girls’ previous release, ‘Mixed Bag’, but promises to be one that can be enjoyed and related to by the girls fans.