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Breakout Country Artist Priscilla Block Releases Her Honest New Single, “Just About Over You”

Priscilla Block, an up and coming country star based in Nashville, is incredibly candid in her new single, “Just About Over You.” The song preview went viral on TikTok with over 1.8 million views, and after the song was released it hit number one on the iTunes charts. Block explains her frustration with an ex in the track, detailing her experience getting over them and having them come back into her life. “I’m all about you / When I was just about, just about over you,” she sings in the chorus. Her lyrics reflect the process of thinking you’re over someone, but then realizing you’re not - in Block’s words, an “emotional roller coaster.” Sung over a guitar-heavy melody, the country-pop song

“Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez is the Sugar-Sweet Anthem You’ve Been Waiting For

The long-awaited BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez collab, “Ice Cream,” is finally here, and it was well worth the wait. The song is a perfect end-of-summer anthem - the artists treated their fans to a fresh, sugar-sweet bop! The lyrics are flirty and witty, yet bold - “I know my heart can be so cold / but I’m sweet for you, put me in a cone,” Gomez sings in the second verse. They’re also full of double meanings, “You’re the cherry piece, just stay on top of me,” BLACKPINK member Jisoo sings. While the majority of the song is in English, the BLACKPINK girls sing in Korean a bit in the bridge, as well as verse 3. The artists maintain a youthful tone throughout the song, and the melody allows them

Molly Tuttle to Share Music That’s Comforted Her in Upcoming Covers Album This Friday

Nashville-based folk artist Molly Tuttle found herself in a creative rut after feeling the weight of the tornado that tore through East Nashville followed by the impact COVID-19 was having on the music community. Feeling creatively drained, she found herself returning to music that had inspired her throughout her life. Instead of only listening, the artist taught herself Pro-Tools and recorded covers with the help of LA-based producer Tony Berg. The result was 10 tracks - Tuttle’s versions of songs from the Grateful Dead, Harry Styles, Cat Stevens, and FKA Twigs, just to name a few of the wide variety of genres. The album, titled ...but i’d rather be with you , is set for release on Augus

BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez Video Chat in Their First Teaser for “Ice Cream”

BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez are not holding back on teasing their fans for their highly-anticipated new collaboration, “Ice Cream.” After finally revealing the title a few days ago, the stars dropped the first teaser video for the single set for release this Friday. Just 27 seconds long, the teaser opens with graphics used in the promotional poster as if it was a video chat - along with an instrumental, which could be part of the upcoming song. The button slides over to answer, and opens on the BLACKPINK girls waving at Selena. Selena thanks them for staying up early, as they are talking from two different time zones. It seems as though this is the first interaction they had when planning t

Despite Title, Blackbear Feels Everything in New Album: everything means nothing

Singer-songwriter and producer Matthew Tyler Musto, known as “blackbear,” released his fifth studio album last Friday, titled everything means nothing . Featuring his recent singles “hot girl bummer,” “me & ur ghost,” and “queen of broken hearts,” as well as collaborations with Lauv and Trevor Daniel, the album is an upbeat, exciting new take on pop. The album is full of fresh melodies and lyrics so relatable in our social-media influenced era. Despite the album title, the songs do have deep meanings - blackbear sings about troubled relationships, his struggles with health, and angst. Intentionally putting “i feel bad,” “i feel 2 much,” and “i felt that” back to back, blackbear explaine

John Michael Ferrari Tells His Story Through Song

Amidst a face-paced music industry filled with heavy collaboration, fabricated stories and harsh deadlines, multitalented singer songwriter John Michael Ferrari sticks to his roots and lets his own emotions do the talking as they come. Known for his ability to eloquently tell stories through his emotionally-driven songs, Ferrari has been practicing this art form since he was about 15 years old. He still remembers all of his original songs, along with the anecdotes that accompany them. His most recent album Be The Smile on Your Face, released in June of 2020, is a compilation of 12 songs derived from experiences that Ferrari has been a part of, either directly or indirectly. The first single

Conan Gray’s Heartfelt “Heather” Music Video Expresses Unrequited Love and Gender Fluidity Beautiful

Indie pop artist Conan Gray released the heartfelt music video for his melancholy track, “Heather,” gracefully expressing unrequited love and gender fluidity. “Heather” was released on his first full-length album, Kid Krow , back in March, and tells the story of Gray wishing he was the girl his crush was in love with, Heather. The video was co-directed by Gray, and is an aesthetic, intimate visual of the story he sings about his high school crush. He is seen throughout the video slowly changing out of his masculine clothes into more feminine attire - first jewelry, then hair clips, and finally a skirt & sweater combo. He explained, “the slow transformation was made to represent the feminin

BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez Finally Reveal the Sweet Title of Upcoming Collaboration

After much teasing, BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez have finally revealed the name of the upcoming collaboration fans have been calling “Selpink” while they wait: “Ice Cream.” Gomez tweeted a picture of herself snacking on an ice cream cone to announce it, writing: “SELPINK IN YOUR AREA soon...” BLACKPINK posted a simple graphic of a dripping pink ice cream cone, paired only with hashtags. About an hour later, they announced the release of the “Ice Cream” merchandise. The collaboration is highly anticipated by both artists’ fanbases - BLACKPINK announced the collaboration last month and revealed that their featured artist was Gomez a few weeks following. Fans were excited to find out along with

Ellie Goulding Releases Powerful Video for “Love I’m Given”

Following the recent release of her latest album, Brightest Blue , Ellie Goulding released the music video to its track, “Love I’m Given,” on Wednesday, August 19th. The video is a captivating visual accompaniment to the pop ballad full of powerful scenes. As the album art of Brightest Blue contrasts with gold and blue, the video follows suit. The video shows back-to-back scenes of Goulding stunning in a golden gown, and boxing in a blue-lit arena. Goulding explained that the video represents “the fight between the calm and the chaos.” The scenes of her boxing were shot in her local gym during the height of the shut down, and she has expressed before her passion for boxing and the sense

“Video Game” by Sufjan Stevens Rejects the Status Quo

On August 13th, alternative singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens released his newest single, “Video Game,” the second song revealed to be included on his upcoming album, The Ascension . The upbeat, synth pop anthem is Stevens’ reflection on being true to yourself and going against the status quo. The effects used in the music sound like a retro video game, emphasizing the monotony and mindlessness Stevens sees in the world around him. His lyrics reject boxes he believes society is trying to fit him into, stating “all you want is what the resume tells you.” He doesn't care if it is what everyone around him is going along with, he doesn’t want any part of it, as he repeats “I don’t wanna play”

“7 Summers” by Morgan Wallen Will Transport You Back in Time

Morgan Wallen released “7 Summers” on August 14th as a nostalgic reflection of a youthful summer love. Co-written with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, he sings to his summer love of “seven summers ago,” recounting the things they did together and wondering if she ever thinks of him. His lyrics are personal, yet relatable enough to make any listener wonder about a relationship from their past that didn’t quite work out. The decision for Wallen to release this single came about uniquely - he stated that he wasn’t sure originally if he would ever release the song. However, during the beginning months of quarantine, Wallen put out just the first verse and chorus on Instagram, and then it bega

Alicia Keys and Khalid are "So Done" In Hypnotic New Collaboration

This morning on August 14th, Alicia Keys released her much anticipated single featuring Khalid, titled "So Done". The ode to independence and self love was released as the first single from Keys' new album, ALICIA, set for full release in the fall. The two R&B singers repeat the lyrics "I'm livin' the way that I want." Keys stated that the song is about "letting go of anyone else's ideas of how your life should look." The two hypnotic voices sing over simple electric guitar riffs and snaps, delivering on Keys' promise to put listeners in a "trance". The lyrics are sure to inspire anyone to rebel against the status quo. The accompanying music video features the musicians singing at a school d

Selena Gomez Announces Collaboration With South Korea Pop Group BLACKPINK

Selena Gomez took to Twitter on August 11th to announce an upcoming collaboration with BLACKPINK, the girl pop group from South Korea. The title has yet to be revealed, however the song will be released on August 28th, as teased by the promotional picture she shared. The popularity of Korean Pop (K-Pop) groups in the United States and other western countries has been increasing rapidly within the last decade. While the majority of their music is in Korean, their fan base includes speakers of all languages, all over the world. And while it’s reaching an international fanbase, K-Pop has caught the ears of international artists as well. Gomez is not the first western artist to collaborate wit

Selena Gomez's Upcoming Collaboration with South Korea Pop Group BLACKPINK

Selena Gomez took to Twitter on August 11th to announce an upcoming collaboration with BLACKPINK, the girl pop group from South Korea. The title has yet to be revealed, however the song will be released on August 28th, as teased by the promotional picture she shared. The popularity of Korean Pop (K-Pop) groups in the United States and other western countries has been increasing rapidly within the last decade. While the majority of their music is in Korean, their fan base includes speakers of all languages, all over the world. And while it’s reaching an international fanbase, K-Pop has caught the ears of international artists as well. Gomez is not the first western artist to collaborate with

Todd Barrow Kicks Off The Year With New Single "Countrys Just Cooler"

Texas Singer-Songwriter Todd Barrow, releases "Countrys Just Cooler" to bring in 2020. Barrows says “I try to get to the real heart and soul of a song. To me, it's not just words but a story, and I do my best to portray that with every line. That’s my main draw to country music; the stories, the people, and the sincerity that comes from the heart." To hear more from Todd Barrow, find him at the links below: https://www.toddbarrowmusic.com/home https://www.instagram.com/toddbarrowmusic1/ https://twitter.com/ToddBarrowMusic

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