Over the past few years, Juno award nominated/multi-platinum selling artist Alyssa Reid – aka ASHS – has been honing her craft; becoming the go-to songwriter for artists like Bülow (‘Not A Love Song’) and Virginia to Vegas (‘Selfish’). Now the 26-year-old is recasting her signature smoky vocals to form the foundation of her most ambitious project to date.
Her bouncing new single, ‘My Ex’, goes a bumpy journey of getting over a lover. For most people time heals heartbreak, but ASHS finds solace in songwriting, where she concludes that life goes on just fine after heartache. Have a listen below…
Haisla Nation hip-hop duo, SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS (SNRK), have recently announced their new EP, ‘Born Deadly’, set for release 3rd April. To offer some favour of the forthcoming EP, the guys have dropped a blazing a video for lead single, ‘Real Deadly’, which features the pair posing as scientists, experimenting with substances that are proven to be real deadly!
Discussing the lead single, Real Deadly, Quinton “Yung Trybez” Nyce and Darren “Young D” Metz state, “We like to refer to things that are dope as real deadly. We wrote this song about feeling strong and confident in who we are as people and artists and want that to transfer to the listener. Much in the way that our track, Boujee Natives, spoke to the richness of indigenous fashion, style, culture, and identity, we want ‘Real Deadly’ to be a positive affirming song. A lot of the music we wrote for this EP was inspired by the energy we feel at our shows. The tracks are ‘turn up’ tracks and we intended for fans to not only hear them on record, but at our live shows too.”
Hailing from Kitimat, BC, SNRK formed in 2016 and released back-to-back albums in 2017 – their self-titled debut in January, and ‘The Average Savage’ in September. The latter earned the duo Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards, landed them on the 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List which earned them a 2019 JUNO Award nomination for Best Indigenous Music Album. The group toured heavily in Canada with select appearances in the U.S. and Australia. They quickly gained notoriety for their energetic, inspiring and thought-provoking shows.
There’ll be no rest for these snotty nose kids as they are set to perform at SXSW in Austin, TX before heading out on their first ever U.S. headlining tour, kicking off April 12 in Portland, OR and wrapping up on June 13 in Detroit, MI. Visit their website for dates.
For now, why not check out the video for ‘Real Deadly.’
XO & YSL’s rising stars 88GLAM & LIL KEED have teamed up together on their latest single, ‘Bankroll’.
88GLAM have been hard at work on new music following opening label mate NAV’s sold out headline show in London earlier this year.
The Canadian duo’s first North American tour recently included their debut Coachella performance, followed by Juno nominations for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Rap Recording of the Year. They’ve also celebrated over 250 million streams across their released projects 88GLAM RELOADED, 88GLAM2 and 88GLAM 2.5.
Atlanta based rapper and Young Thug protégé, Lil Keed exploded on to the scene last year with single ‘Nameless’ going on to receive over 27 million streams globally. 2019 Debut album, ‘Long Live Mexico’ hit the US Album chart top 30 and includes features from NAV, Lil Duke, Gunna, Guap Tarantino and Lil Gotit.
88GLAM’s most recent single “Lil Boat” has reached over 57 million global streams on Spotify alone and has seen support from artists including Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker and Bella Hadid amongst others.
Award winning and multi-platinum pop iconoclast BÜLOW has graced the blog spotlight with her newest single/video, ‘Get Stupid’. The track is off the JUNO Award winner’s latest EP ‘Crystalline’ released earlier this year and was produced by Mike Wise, who produced several songs on the EP
Critically acclaimed German born pop iconoclast BÜLOW has released a brand new single called ‘Sweet Little Lies’, available on all download and streaming sites.
On the meaning behind the song the 19-year-old remarked, “’Sweet Little Lies’ is about creating false realities. When things get real, we find escapes. Sometimes it’s hobbies, and sometimes it’s people. But the degree of it we can’t always control.”
The latest single arrives just after the news that BÜLOW has received four nominations for the 2019 JUNO Awards, including Pop Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Ahead of performing at the 2019 JUNO Awards on March 17th, BÜLOW will perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
The eagerly awaited new single follows the previously released ‘Damaged Vol. 1’ & ‘Damaged Vol. 2’, each instantly resonated with critics and new fans alike. ‘Damaged Vol. 1’ included ‘Not A Love Song’ which to date has clocked over 83 million streams.
‘Damaged Vol. 2’ included singles ‘You & Jennifer,’ ‘Honor Roll’, and buzzworthy ‘SAD AND BORED’, praised by PAPER as, “the perfect pop study in contrasts, and further confirms bülow as an artist to watch with razor-sharp wit to boot.” HillyDilly called her “one of the brightest new talents in pop.” Last year also saw BÜLOW released much buzzed about ‘Two Punks In Love’.
Although BÜLOW has only just begun her musical journey with these recent releases, the music already stands tall as an impressive flag-bearer for things to come….