“One artist to keep an eye on very closely in 2020.” – Wonderland
“There are some artists who don’t want anyone knowing who they truly are, but Rence’s openness is one of the best qualities he possesses as a musician… Rence is consistently killing it and you don’t want to miss it.” – Lyrical Lemonade
(June 26, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA) – Maintaining momentum with one anthem after another, genre-defying singer, songwriter, and producer Rence uncovers a new single and music video entitled “Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart” today. Get the song HERE via Epic Records and watch the official video HERE.
Regarding the track, Rence commented, “This song is about coming to terms with what is out of your control. I’d been trying so desperately to figure out why one thing or another didn’t go my way, and I was struggling with these big questions of purpose and fulfillment. This song is the remedy—sometimes, things are just gonna fall apart no matter how hard you try, and that is OK.”
“Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart” pairs his delicate delivery with soft solo acoustic guitar. As the strings squeak, his voice slips into a heavenly harmony with the admission, “Sometimes things just fall apart, and you never know, how they’ll go.” Directed by Daniel Jordan K of buzzing music video and media collective Overcast, the accompanying visual opens with Rence in a pool surrounded by Polaroids. Emerging from submersion and into the sunlight, the clip follows his journey to the tip of a mountain and acceptance under gorgeous blue skies. It might just be his most inspiring video yet. The visual premiered earlier today via TMRW Magazine, who said, “The uplifting track with an earworm chorus that won’t get out of your head long after you’ve listened is one of Rence’s best singles yet.”
“Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart” arrives on the heels of his latest single “Tears In December,” which has already racked up close to 800,000 streams. EARMILK described it as “a sincerely reflective song” and claimed, “‘Tears In December seems like it had to be made, and listeners should be glad it was.” Meanwhile, Hollywood Lifehighlighted how “Rence spins a tale of heartbreak and regret.” However, Lyrical Lemonade put it best, calling “Tears In December”“a song you NEED to listen to before the day is over.”
Rence continues to consistently deliver and affirm his status as one of the most exciting new artists to watch of 2020. He recently teamed up with Alex Porat on “happy for you,” with 100% of proceeds from the release going towards the organizations Color of Change and The CEE Centre For Young Black Professionalsover the next two months. Earlier this year, he joined forces with Johan Lenox for “i need a vacation.” Meanwhile, his solo releases this year continue to shine with “hate u btw” clocking close to 1 million streams as “Type 2” hits the 1.4 million mark. Notably, Lyrical Lemonade claimed, “‘Type 2’ is the perfect example of why Rence is one of the most promising vocalists in the music industry right now.”
Capitalizing on the momentum sparked by the release of his Fall 2019 EP, Rence has received much acclaim and accolades. Pigeons & Planes named him among “Best New Artists” while his breakout single “Expensive” [feat. Noah Cyrus] recently surpassed 6 million global streams. Having wrapped a North American tour with Christian French this Winter, Rence has gone on to received looks and acclaim from the likes of Nylon, i-D, The FADER, Billboard, Paper and more.
“Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart,” but at least we’ve got Rence.
Sharing real life snapshots in song, Rence magnifies his personal perspective through a genre-less palette, bordering pop, alternative, electro, indie and hip-hop all at once, yet never dipping into one for too long. He introduced himself on the breakthrough independent project, Pink. The lead single “Baby Blue” racking up nearly 10 million streams. Peers such as Chelsea Cutler and FLETCHER lent support as critical acclaim came from Hilly Dilly, Lyrical Lemonade, Ones To Watch, Elevator Magazine, and more. Tastemaker Zane Lowe handpicked “Ways To Go” as his “World Record” on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Signing to Epic Records, Rence’s 2019 single “Expensive” [feat. Noah Cyrus] made waves and turned heads right out of the gate receiving looks from Nylon, Billboard, and Paper. The song now has over 6 million global streams, while the music video has amassed over 800K YouTube/VEVO views. Of the latter, Billboard wrote, “Though the beat is quite dynamic, with synths and a toe-tapping bass line, the clip takes a darker turn, following closely with the lyrical meaning.” He also showed no signs of slowing down with his major label debut EPFALL 2019 and consistent output continued in 2020 with the bold and buzz-y “hate u, btw,” “Type 2,” “Tears in December,” and now “Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart.”
(June 26, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA) – After independently amassing a faithful following, buzzing singer and rapper Mia Ariannaa unleashes a new single and music video entitled “What Was I Thinking?” today. Additionally, she officially announces her signing to Division 1—the label founded by two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, songwriter, producer, and mogul Rico Love—and Epic Records.
About the signing, Rico commented, “Mia Ariannaa is a total superstar. She’s the full package. She has such a distinct vocal tone that I believe will set her apart from many of her other incredibly talented peers. She’s one of those rare superstars you meet once-in-a-lifetime who not only does it all, but succeeds at the highest level too. It’s an honor to join forces with Epic Records to give her the platform she deserves to boss up.”
“What Was I Thinking?” spotlights her show-stopping vocals, stretching from attitude-laden verses to a provocative refrain. In the accompanying music video, her personality shines as she dons a tulle skirt and waves a baseball bat in the aisles of a department store, sending a warning to the next possible guy not to play around.
Everything sets the stage for her debut EP, I’m a good girl … do you believe me, coming soon.
You’ll be thinking about Mia Ariannaa a lot this year!
Blasting off blunt bars, singing with seductively soulful spirit, and shining like the jewel in her signature Bindi, Mia Ariannaa actualizes a vibrant, visceral, and vital vision of her own her debut EP for Division 1/Epic Records, I’m a good girl … do you believe me? Growing up Charlotte, NC, she sang in the church choir and belted out the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at middle school basketball games. After years of singing as a hobby, she participated in Monica’s “So Gone” Challenge on social media during 2016. Her video went viral, and she continued to post freestyles, building up a following of almost 50K on Instagram and generating hundreds of thousands of views. She personally financed her career, putting up the money for videos and release parties as she dropped originals “Make You,” “One Hun Done,” and “Nobody.” In the summer of 2019, two-time GRAMMY®Award-winning artist, songwriter, producer, and mogul Rico Love stumbled on her Instagram. Blown away by her Roddy Ricch freestyle, he reached out. Mia hopped in the car, drove straight to Miami, and they met in person as she signed to Rico’s Division1. Now, she formally introduces herself with “What Was I Thinking?”
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DELILAH MONTAGU RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “VERSION OF ME”
Temptation will cut to the core of anyone who’s experienced unrequited love, its poetry direct and shattering
” – Vulture (New York Magazine)
“With a rich, mellow vocal range and influences from Carole King to Father John Misty, Montagu is staking a strong claim to the storied tradition of confessional balladeers” – British GQ
“Shades of Joni Mitchell and Florence Welch on the Londoner’s new track [Temptation], a lovely, plaintive, piano-led lament” – The Sunday Times Culture
(Los Angeles– June 26, 2020) – 22 year old critically acclaimed London based artist Delilah Montagu arrives today with her highly anticipated debut single Version Of Me, a fearless autobiographical story of self-discovery, out now on EPIC Records. Stream HERE on all digital platforms.
Prior to the arrival of the global pandemic we all now find ourselves a part of, Delilah took herself to Los Angeles where she sparked a connection with producer Robin Hannibal (Rhye, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak). Here, with the confidence of Robin, she learned how to express and completely own her story for the very first time; an amalgamation which transferred beautifully to this new set of music Delilah finds herself ready to share with the world today.
Speaking about Version Of Me Delilah said, “It’s about wanting to be your true self, but not knowing who that is, or what that looks like. I’ve been trying for so long to find the right words, the right time, and the right way to say how I feel, but when you’re questioning yourself that can be a terrifying reality to articulate. I’m so proud of this song and hope that maybe it can bring others the solace it’s given me.
Of the video Delilah said, “I loved making the music video too, with four of my closest friends and favourite female artists’. Florence Kosky created it and I love that my girlfriend made the art and took the photo of me for the single cover, on my childhood bed in my mums home.”
ABOUT Delilah Montagu
Inspired by artists such as Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Bon Iver, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and James Blake, Delilah is today finding complete power in her own voice as she unashamedly shares her love for her girlfriend online, takes the reins on the creative processes and becomes the driving force in her relationships. And, having battled addiction, heartbreak and shame in the past, Delilah hopes that perhaps her newfound honest vulnerability might help others eradicate their own fears too.
It was during the release of the critically acclaimed In Gold EP last year when Delilah was at her worst; who was she? What was she trying to say? Quite simply, she had lost her voice. “I never really told the truth to anyone”, she sings on Version Of Me, a line that might have been true at the time, but today is defunct, as Delilah emerges more emboldened, self-assured and a more urgent songwriter than ever before.
Where In Gold introduced Delilah with its pensive, soulful rumination on coming-of-age, the new music sees Delilah mature dramatically both as a songwriter and as a person. And, reeling from her recent performance of Drive (a collaboration with Black Coffee, which is the #1 most streamed domestic single on Spotify ever in South Africa) at the online Global Citizen concert, organised by WHO in collaboration with Lady Gaga in response to COVID-19, Delilah’s ambition is unstoppable.
LAMB OF GOD REVEALS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “GEARS” + NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE TODAY
(June 19, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA) – LAMB OF GOD is marking the release of theirhighly anticipated eponymous album, available today via Epic Records, with a video for the album’s fourth single, “Gears.”
“The day has finally arrived! We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing our new, self-titled album today. We’re all so proud of this collection of songs and feel like they rival some of our best work. As a band, we have a reawakened energy and a renewed creative spark that is evident in these songs and pulses through the entire album. Everyone involved in this project is beyond anxious for the world to hear it. We hope you enjoy it and we thank you for your support!” – Mark Morton
Guitarist Mark Morton will host a Lamb Of God Twitter listening party tonight with Newbury Comics at 7 p.m. EDT. Follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #LambOfGodXNewbury.
The fact that the band’s eighth studio effort would warrant ‘self-titled’ status is a testament to the band’s pride and satisfaction with these songs and this period in their creativity.
A true collaboration between all members of the band, LAMB OF GOD’s eighth studio album is an amalgam of each individual’s contributions, blended to create a singular style. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler fuel the album with a mountain of riffs, taking what Lamb of God are known for, and unbelievably, upping the ante to new levels. The rhythm section of John Campbell, looming large as a rhythmic shadow, and drummer Art Cruz, who makes his studio debut with LAMB OF GOD here on this record, underpin the proceedings with passion, sweat and expansive dynamics. Vocalist D. Randall Blythe is as angry, insightful, and informed as ever. Never one to shrink from facing the darker aspects of our nature head-on, Blythe delivers with no punches pulled, and as only he and Lamb of God can in 2020.
Audiences got a taste of the first new LAMB OF GOD music in nearly five years with “Checkmate” back in February, followed by “Memento Mori” and the most recent single, “New Colossal Hate.” All four songs will appear on Lamb Of God, the follow-up to VII: Sturm und Drang (2015). The album was once again produced by collaborator Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Korn, Megadeth, Trivium), fueled by a mountain of riffs and looming rhythmic shadows. It is also the band’s first record with Cruz, who sat behind the kit with LAMB OF GOD in 2018 and became an official member the following year. In addition to Chuck Billy, the new album features a guest appearance from Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed). Blythe sounds more driven and insightful than ever on Lamb Of God, offering up the angriest and most comprehensive diatribes, addressing modern life in the current landscape, of his storied career thus far.
Lamb Of God tracklisting:
1. Memento Mori
4. Reality Bath
5. New Colossal Hate
6. Resurrection Man
7. Poison Dream (feat. Jamey Jasta)
8. Routes (feat. Chuck Billy)
9. Bloodshot Eyes
10. On The Hook
LAMB OF GOD propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake (2004) was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, followed by Sacrament (2006), which debuted in Billboard’s Top 10. Wrath (2009) earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts and was No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Those No. 1 positions were repeated with Resolution (2012). VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) debuted at No. 3 in North America and in the Top 5 in several countries. The single “512” from VII: Sturm und Drang received a Grammy nod for the “Best Metal Performance,” making it LAMB OF GOD’s fifth Grammy nomination.
In 2020, LAMB OF GOD is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne.