Genre-Bending Duo Pink Elefants Drops Single, ‘Foolish’ + Video

Packed with funky guitar licks, atmospheric hip-hop beats, swooning synths and catchy pop melodies, ‘Foolish’, the latest single from PINK ELEFANT which illustrates their effortless ability to incorporate a wide range of inspiration into one song. Lyrically, the song is an ode to authenticity, specifically as it pertains to dating. Breaking down the meaning behind the conversational-styled lyrics, the duo says, “the song is simply saying, ‘hey, I am not like those other guys, you know, the type who hit you up at 3am.’ This is an anthem to the people who are authentic and who will actually work for the ones they love.”

Pink Elefants is the project of long-time friends Finch (Flores) and Illeven (Joshua Matthew). Previously performing in the rock/metal band Megosh, the duo created Pink Elefants as an outlet to explore other genres and, in the process, quickly became experts at defying genre boundaries, pulling widely from a plethora of influences. The band name was inspired by the “Pink Elephants on Parade” sequence in Disney’s Dumbo (1941) and much like the transformation of the elephants in that scene, the band’s ethos is to be ever-evolving with their sound and the world around them.

The band made their debut as Pink Elefants in 2019 and have continued to pump out a steady stream of singles since. Pink Elefants’ true passion lies in the creation of the music — “writing together brings back a lot of the fun for us,” they say. “The limitations are removed and we can just write without worrying too much about all the other hoopla that comes along with being in a musical entity with business-like endeavors. This project is a dream team of passionate and hungry musical virtuosos.”

Check out the video for ‘Foolish’ below…

Hip-Hop Newcomer Supreme Releases New Single, ‘Thug Thizzle’ From Forthcoming EP

Carving his own lane in rap music as the son of a legendary emcee of arguably one of hip-hop’s most recognizable brands is no easy feat. But Staten Island native SUPREME is more than ready to take on the task, with a brand new EP Love Jones, set to release this summer. The project’s lead single, ‘Thug Thizzle’, a super smooth joint which anthems taking life’s ups and downs in your stride.

Speaking on the release, Supreme say: “‘Thug Thizzle’ is basically me saying ‘I’m going to be alright with whatever life throws at me. There was a time in college- around the end of my sophomore year at Morgan State -where I wanted to drop out. I felt regretful, like if I never went to college I would have already been progressing in my music career. The only reason I went to college was to be a role model to my younger sister, and to make my mother proud. I was the only one in my immediate family to go to college. When Nipsey Hussle was murdered, I gained a new perspective. It’s like it took for his passing to put me back in my place. That’s when I started writing ‘Love Jones’. I started merging music with school work, and I started getting A’s.”

Based on the importance of relationships with family and loved ones, the Love Jones EP takes an honest approach, addressing relationships with his mother, brother, and even his complicated relationship with his father (woven throughout the project are recordings of real phone conversations between Supreme and his father, Ghostface).

Check out the first release from the upcoming set below…

Song of the Day: That’s On You! – Rei Ami

Released on Visionary Records/Sony Music Entertainment, Alt-pop singer and songwriter, REI AMI‘s standout new track ‘THAT’S ON YOU!’ shows off her range and versatility, opening up with a fierce yet playful rap verse before seamlessly transitioning into a soft captivating pop earworm.

The accompanying music video, directed by Kristen Jan Wong (Charli XCX, Nasty Cherry, Grace McKagan), portrays the fast rising musician as part of a bounty hunting duo who eventually seeks revenge on her partner in crime.

On the inspiration behind her new single, REI AMI shares, “THAT’S ON YOU!” is about recognizing your power again. It’s about being yourself to the fullest extent and if others don’t like it, then that’s their problem. I exist for myself and myself only. I refuse to dull myself down to make others comfortable. So if you don’t like me, baby that’s on you.”

Born in South Korea and raised in Maryland, REI AMI commanded herself into the spotlight in 2019 with the release of her three multi-faceted debut singles ‘Make It Mine’, ‘Dictator’ and ‘Snowcone’ the latter of which has since amassed over 15 million cumulative streams. Backed by co-signs from Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, and Zane Lowe, REI AMI continued to make waves with the eye-popping 2020 rap single ‘Mac & Cheese’, released via her new label Visionary Records, which led to a highly coveted spot walking in Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty runway show that same year.

Her name is a combination of two characters from the lauded anime series Sailor Moon; REI represents her softer, more delicate side and AMI showcases her braggadocious and aggressive “bad bitch” style. REI AMI best reflects the two polar sides of her personality, while also representing duality. For her, it’s not having to choose between this or that, but rather embracing both and then modeling that in her music.

“THAT’S ON YOU!” follows REI AMI’s first release of 2021, ‘Do It Right’ featuring rapper Aminé, and is the latest off her forthcoming mixtape due out this summer. Check out the official music video for the fierce single here…

Breana Raquel has questions in her new sizzling R&B single, ‘Q&A’

19-year-old songstress BREANA RAQUEL returns with the release of ‘Q&A’, a catchy slice of sizzling R&B, setting the young songwriter in a league of her own. Having built a loyal online following over the last year, which currently stands at over 30,000 followers on Instagram and over 10,000 on TikTok, Breanna is making huge waves right now, making ‘Q&A’ her biggest release to date.

Best known for her guest-star role on Criminal Minds, as well as her recurring role on CBS’ Seal Team, Breana is also an actress that is taking over televisions around the US. The multi-talented star is taking advantage of every opportunity that comes her way and her success has not gone unnoticed.

The Maryland native has been quietly building an organic buzz with golden R&B sensibilities over the last year, with the release of her debut EP ‘Beginners Love’ back in February.

When asked about the new single, Breana stated: “I wanted to release a song that was closer to the style of music I listen to now. I wrote a lot of the tracks on my EP when I was 16/17, and I wanted to introduce everyone to the 19-year-old Breana Raquel.”

Well here she is! Check out her sizzling hot joint below…

A1 Teams Up With Krystal Rose For Remix Of ‘Playing Games’

A1 is back, starting the week on a smooth note, with a makeover on Summer Walker’s single, ‘Playing Games’, enlisting up and coming R&B singer Krystal Kose to add some silky smooth vibes to the afterhours banger.

This could be one of his best freestyles yet…have a sample below…