Total Brutal Spreads Positivity Through New Single, ‘Egypt’

TOTAL BRUTAL is the new indie pop solo project from Los Angeles based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emily Moore, who has a goal of spreading positivity and self-empowerment.

Her latest single ‘Egypt’ is an 80’s funk-fueled tinged song, oozing with soaring harmonies and warm, muted vocals, ‘Egypt’ narrates trying to get the feeling back of being a kid and the excitement of what the future holds. Moore confides, “I constantly need to remind myself to play more and lighten up. It’s easy to get lost in the seriousness of life but I want to go through life having fun and viewing everything with curiosity.”

Inspired by strong female artists, Total Brutal is determined to help other young women make their worth known and their voices heard. She shares, “It took me a really long time to understand that I am allowed to speak up, have opinions and speak directly. I’m starting to realize that I can be myself and be liked and professional all the same. I want to help foster that adventurous spirit and confidence in young women!”

Have a listen to ‘Egypt’ below…

BLÜ EYES Releases Lyric Video For Latest Single, ‘Just Life’

LA-based singer/songwriter BLÜ EYES unveils official lyric video for her fifth release of the year, ‘Just Life’, The relatable track, co-written with Jonny Shorr and Haley Joelle, tells a story of fights between friends that feel like actual breakups.

“The first line of the chorus is, “There’ll be nights you wanna punch the wall / spend ‘em crying in a bathroom stall,” and during that rough, emotional time, I lived out those lines like they were some sort of freaky premonition,” she explains. “I quite literally cried in several bathroom stalls while listening to that demo on my phone, speaker pressed up against my ear, trying to reassure myself that I was going to get through it.”

‘Just Life’ will appear on BLÜ EYES’ debut album, due next year.

Elthia Shares Brand New Single, ‘I Love You But You Make Me Cry’

Following the release of her debut EP, ‘Island of Mine’, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, ELTHIA shares her latest offering, ‘I Love You, But You Make Me Cry.’ The song is the beginning of her new venture towards indie-pop music with dance elements, showcasing delicate instrumentation coupled with soft, dreamy vocals and glittery guitar harmonics.

‘I Love You, But You Make Me Cry’ was inspired by the pieces of a broken relationship. It’s about trying to reach someone, but they keep putting up their walls, trying to protect themselves – and every time you try to dig a little deeper, it hurts a little more. Elthia explains, “The message of the song is to tell the story of what it’s like to love something that hurts you every time you try to understand it. I wanted to show the duality of the two ideas that are constantly at war while existing inside of you, and showcase what the breaking point would actually be, if there is one at all.”

Have a listen to ‘I Love You, But You Make Me Cry’ below…

Song of the Day: Rabbit Hole – Substance Abuse (ft. Eric Steuer)

Los Angeles hip-hop duo SUBSTANCE ABUSE‘s single, ‘Rabbit Hole’, sees Subz and Eso Tre drop verses that break down the surreality of the modern world. Built on a foundation of cinematic ’70s soul, the track was produced by longtime collaborator Waes One and features guest emcee Eric Steuer.

“Rabbit Hole is a song for the times we’re in,” Eso says. “It’s about having fortitude and perseverance when there are devilish functions trying to pull you down. Whether it’s a counterproductive ideology or a corrupt government or just your own self doubt, it’s about not being swayed by the favorable and unfavorable circumstances that we all find ourselves in, and not being influenced by immediate, short-term considerations of gain or loss. We’re honored to have our good friend Eric to rap on this track because he’s one of the dopest and most cerebral emcees out there, and he’s been with us since ground zero when we dropped our first underground tape many moons ago.

Former URB Next 100 picks, Substance Abuse’s 2006 album, ‘Overproof’ features MF DOOM, Saafir, P.E.A.C.E., Kool Keith, Motion Man, Kutmasta Kurt and Rasco. ‘Overproof’ is followed up by their 2012 project ‘Background Music’ which features Myka Nyne, Tash of Tha Alkaholiks, KRS-One, MC Eiht and Percee P.

Check out ‘Rabbit Hole’ below…

Song of the Day: It’s All Love – Honor Flow Productions

Fresh off a breakthrough 2019, which included a summer tour in Japan entitled The Nice To 三つ:ミツ Tour and a headlining set at the historic Los Angeles venue, The Troubadour, Hip-Hop trio HONOR FLOW PRODUCTIONS reignites The B.L.A.C.K. Odyssey album campaign for 2020 with the release of ‘It’s All Love.’

Soundtracked by a breezy yet funky instrumental, a nod to their West Coast upbringing, ‘It’s All Love’ is an ode to the people, places, influences, and experiences that have impacted the band. The single release is accompanied by a vibrant music video directed by filmmaker Andrew “Greengreeem” Choi…check it out below…