August 12th, 2022

Tiësto joined forces with pop superstar Charli XCX on certified song of the summer “Hot in It” which has been taking over since its release last month. The sizzling hot official music video directed by Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato) is out everywhere via Atlantic Records 

“It’s been incredible to see how much everyone is loving the song, and I couldn’t be more excited to share this unique and super fun music video!” said Tiësto. “Charli absolutely kills it!”

#Tiësto #CharliXCX

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July 11th, 2022

Gayle

Gayle Headline Tour

Rising multi-platinum pop singer-songwriter GAYLE is continuing her momentous 2022 with her biggest North American headline tour to date.

Gayle Tour

The “avoiding college tour” announcement comes on the heels of GAYLE’s debut EP a study of the human experience volume one and precedes volume 2 due later this year, with more details to be revealed in the following weeks. The tour is the latest in an extensive international live schedule that has already seen GAYLE traveling on her own sold-out show run, as well as with tours supporting Tate McRae and AJR, and a two-night stand alongside My Chemical Romance in Dublin, Ireland.

GAYLE is supporting the release of her vulnerable debut EP, a study of the human experience volume one, available everywhere via Atlantic Records/Arthouse Records. A study of the human experience volume one includes such fan favorites as “ur just horny,” “luv starved,”  “sleeping with my friends,” “kiddie pool,”  “e-z (feat. UPSAHL & Blu DeTiger),” and “abcdefu.”

JULY

30 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza *

AUGUST

17 – St. Pölten, Austria – FM4 Frequency *

20 – Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop *

21 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival *

26 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival *

28 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival *

SEPTEMBER

22-25 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival *

30-October 1 – Concord, NC – Breakaway *

OCTOBER

7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival *

8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Beer City Music Hall #

9 – Dallas, TX – The Cambridge Room #

13 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf #

14 – Las Vegas, NV – 24 Oxford #

15 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Pride *

19 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre #

21 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall #

25 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club

26 – Seattle, WA – Nuemos #

27 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom #

29 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex #

30 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater #

NOVEMBER

1 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall ^

2 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre ^

3 – Detroit, MI – El Club ^

5 – New York, NY – Webster Hall ^

7 – Washington, DC – Union Stage ^

9 – Orlando, FL – The Social ^

10 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum ^

11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room ^

* FESTIVAL APPEARANCE

^ poutyface

# Carlie Hanson

#gayle

 

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July 8th, 2022

Killboy

Unstoppable singer-songwriter/producer KILLBOY has shared her new single, “LOSER,” available now via Atlantic Records. Produced by John Feldmann (Avril Lavigne, blink-182), the track is joined by an official lyric video.

KILLBOY – who recently debuted “LOSER” while performing on jxdn’s “Tell Me About Tomorrow” tour – will join RIAA certified singer/producer Sueco on his upcoming “It Was Fun While It Lasted Tour,” with North American dates getting underway September 13 at Dallas, TX’s Trees and then traveling through late October.

“I’m just going to keep doing what I enjoy,” she says. “That’s what being KILLBOY is all about. I love the music I’m making and I hope it gives people the freedom to do whatever the fuck they want at all times.”

KILLBOY LIVE DATES

SEPTEMBER

13 – Dallas, TX – Trees

15 – Houston, TX – Studio @ Warehouse Live

16 – New Orleans, LA – Toulouse Theatre

19 – Orlando, FL – Abbey

21 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre

23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall

25 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater

27 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

29 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground

30 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s

OCTOBER

1 – Detroit, MI – El Club

2 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

4 – Madison, WI – High Noon

5 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam

7 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House

8 – Kansas City, MO – recordBar

13 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad

14 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues Voodoo Room

16 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

21 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Music Hall

22 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall

23 –  Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s

25 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo

27 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

28 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne

29 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune

ALL DATES WITH SUECO “IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED TOUR”

#killboy

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May 25th, 2022

Flowing with her trademark swaggering attitude, gritty lyrics and slick production, pop renegade Noga Erez has returned with her razor sharp new single, “NAILS.”

 

“‘NAILS’ is a song about jealousy, and how being jealous of people, in this particular case another woman, makes you idealize that person in a very weird and dark way,” Erez comments. This is something that Erez explores in the track’s accompanying video, directed by Indy Hait.

Along with the new single, Erez has announced her signing to Neon Gold/Atlantic Records, revealed exclusively on Billboard. Of the new partnership, Erez said, “I’m super excited to begin to work with the people of Atlantic/Neon Gold. This partnership is a big step for me. We’ve already started to get the ball rolling creatively and we have some big plans ahead of us.”

Neon Gold Co-Founder Derek Davies shared, “Neon Gold has long been defined by iconoclastic international pop talents — from Charli XCX and MARINA to Tove Lo and Christine And The Queens — and we are thrilled to welcome the genreless and borderless Noga Erez to the fold as one of the most visionary artists we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Atlantic Records SVP, A&R Jeff Levin & A&R Director Madison Vickery added, “Noga Erez breaks down the barriers of genre with a unique creative vision that plays with elements of pop, alternative, R&B and rap. Erez represents another leap forward for the label and for music. Their live show brings stadium level energy to every room. We’re proud to welcome her to our roster and provide a platform for her creative vision.”

NOGA EREZ NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

JUNE

11 – WonderRoad Fest – Indianapolis, IN

13 – Roadrunner – Boston, MA *

14 – Fillmore – Washington, DC *

15 – Fillmore – Charlotte, NC *

17 – Bonnaroo Festival – Manchester, TN

21 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY

22 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

23 – Electric Forest Festival – Rothbury Michigan

25 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, MI

28 – Camp Centerland – Buffalo, NY

29 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON

SEPTEMEBER

16 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY ^

17 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY ^

* supporting Tove Lo

^ supporting Florence + The Machine

#nogaerez

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May 20th, 2022

Trailblazing pop star Hayley Kiyoko has released her bass-boosted new single “For The Girls” off her highly anticipated sophomore album, Panorama, out July 29 via Atlantic Records. Produced by German (Justin Bieber, Katy Perry) and co-written by Kiyoko, Marc Lomax (Justin Bieber, Ava Max) and Michelle Buzz (Kylie Minogue, Bebe Rexha).

“I love being a woman, and women have always been a massive influence on my life,” says Hayley. “‘For The Girls’ is an anthem celebrating that love, highlighting our strength, beauty, and vulnerability. The music video is meant to reflect that celebration with a sense of humor and an expansive take on whose romantic story gets told. It was so much fun to direct, especially since it’s a nod to one of my favorite reality shows of all time. I wanted the music video to give representation to all of us searching for love while not taking ourselves too seriously. Being surrounded by queer people of many different gender identities and making art that feels relevant to us was the greatest gift. It was a reminder of how resilient this community is and how strong and confident we feel being our authentic selves together. No matter how you identify or who you love, I hope this summer bop makes you feel sexy and empowered.”

HAYLEY KIYOKO ON TOUR 2022

JUNE

4 – London, UK – Proud and Loud: Celebrating 50 Years Of Pride – Royal Albert Hall

AUGUST

11 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory

12 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

13 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook

15 – Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach

16 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell

17 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion

19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia

20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

21 – Cincinnati, OH – ICON (Rockstar Energy Drink Stage at Smale Park)

23 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!

25 – Washington, DC – The Anthem

26 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom

27 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom

28 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage

30 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

31 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy

SEPTEMBER

1 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

3 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall

4 – Dallas, TX – Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

6 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom

7 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Amphitheater

9 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

11 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

12 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre

15 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre @ UC Berkeley

17 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

20 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater

#HayleyKiyoko

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May 17th, 2022

Ravyn Lenae

Ahead of the official release of her debut album, Hypnos, due this Friday via Atlantic Records, Chicago-born Ravyn Lenae shares a final taste of the project with “Xtasy.” The new song arrives alongside animated artwork co-directed by London-based visual artist Zongbo Jiang.

Speaking about the project, Ravyn shares, “When you listen to the music, I hope you have a better understanding of me and even catch a better understanding of yourself… As artists, we make music as a pathway to help other people understand certain aspects of their lives. I’ve gone through the tunnels and seen the light on the other side. I’m finding my way. I’m clearer on who I am and my power through music and lyricism. I’m pouring more into me, friendships, family, and music. Through all of that, I’m fulfilled.”

In support of the forthcoming project’s release, Ravyn Lenae will also embark on her headlining North American and EU/UK tour dates kicking off later this month.

North America

05/26 Seattle, WA @ Nuemos

05/28 – Berkley, CA @ Cornerstone

05/29 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Music Hall

05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

06/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Aura

06/03 – Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room

06/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

06/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park

06/10 – Boston, MA @ BMH

06/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

UK/EU

06/14 – Manchester, England @ Band on the Wall

06/15 – London, England @ Islington Assembly Hall

06/18 – Paris, France @ Badaboum

06/19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg

06/20 – Berlin, Germany @ Berghain

#RavynLenae

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April 19th, 2022

Chicago-born Ravyn Lenae officially announces her debut album, Hypnos, due May 20th via Atlantic Records. Alongside the announcement, she shares the project’s newest single, “M.I.A” which finds Ravyn at home of a bouncy, infectious Sango production that stands in stark contrast to the album’s previously released tracks “Light Me Up” and “Skin Tight” sonically while still retaining her signature vocal style and a seductive refrain.

Speaking about the song, Ravyn shares, “M.I.A is about feeling free and comfortable in your skin. It’s a peak into my world – the duality of knowing the energy you bring to the world but also being confident in riding dolo.”

Upcoming Live Dates

North America

05/26 – Seattle, WA @ Nuemos

05/28 – Berkley, CA @ Cornerstone

05/29 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Music Hall

05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

06/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Aura

06/03 – Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room

06/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

06/07 – Washington, D.C. @ City Winery

06/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park

06/10 – Boston, MA @ BMH

06/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

 

UK/EU

06/14 – Manchester, England @ Band on the Wall

06/15 – London, England @ Islington Assembly Hall

06/18 – Paris, France @ Badaboum

06/19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg

06/20 – Berlin, Germany @ Berghain

#Ravynlenae

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February 3rd, 2022

Atlantic Records, in partnership with Icon Music Group, is pleased to introduce Dominican-Cambodian singer, songwriter, and dancer Tai’Aysha as one of the newest multitalented artists to its history-making roster. The Boston-born, Miami-based starlet is celebrating with today’s video premiere of her infectious debut single, “One Night Ting (ft. Saweetie).”

“One Night Ting”, co-written by and co-produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor [Drake, Burna Boy, John Legend], alongside hit-making duo, Money Well Spent—comprised of Verse Simmonds [Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Justin Bieber] & Akil “Fresh” King [Brandy, Beyoncé, Teyana Taylor]—features a scorching verse from multi-platinum artist/entrepreneur Saweetie and was born to light up dancefloors in a massive way. It’s an ideal embodiment of Tai’Aysha’s effortless confidence and sensuality. The track, which interpolates a sample of Shabba Ranks’ 1992 dancehall classic, “Ting A Ling”, is joined by an equally hot music visual, directed by Cameron Dean.

“It’s about cutting loose, letting go, and throwing yourself into the night,” Tai’Aysha reveals. “…but I’ve never actually had a one-night stand. I’ve tried, but they come to my house the next day or send me flowers.”

“Had hella fun making this record and we really tried to capture that feeling in the video,” says Saweetie. “Tai’Aysha’s fly so it was only right we link up on a song.”

#taiaysha

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January 25th, 2022

Atlantic Records/Arthouse Records recording artist GAYLE has announced a full headline tour. After revealing a short run of intimate headline dates that were met with such high demand they sold out immediately, the 17-year-old singer songwriter has announced a run of tour dates that includes her very first overseas performance.

GAYLE also recently shared her eagerly anticipated new single. “ur just horny.”

“ur just horny” marks a spirited follow-up to GAYLE’s breakthrough hit single, “abcdefu,” and precedes an upcoming EP due this spring.

MARCH
9 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
14 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
21 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
22 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
25 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
27 – Washington DC – 9:30 PM Club*
28 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts*
30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
31 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
APRIL
1 – Boston, MA – Royale*
3 – Toronto, ON – Drake Underground
5 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
7 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
9 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
12 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
13 – Portland, OR – Holocene
15 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene/Rickshaw Stop
28 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Music Factory%
29 – Austin, TX – Germania Amphitheater%
30 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Pavilion%
MAY
3 – Orlando, FL – Addition Financial Arena%
4 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre%
6 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre%
7 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater%
8 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion%
10 – Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center%
11 – Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center @ CSU%
13 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein%
14 – Washington, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion%
15 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann%
18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Peterson Events Center%
20 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center%
21 – New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium%
30 – London, UK – Omeara
*Opening for Tate McRae
%Opening for AJR

#GAYLE

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January 9th, 2022

MARINA has announced today’s release of the expanded deluxe edition of her acclaimed new album, Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land, available now via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records.

Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land (Deluxe Edition) adds five additional tracks to the original 10-song album, including the brand new “Happy Loner,”; an official music video, directed by Brendan Walter (Fall Out Boy, Green Day, Panic! At The Disco) with animation by visual artist Leah Putnam is out.

MARINA is currently preparing to embark on her epic Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land Tour, set to get underway February 2nd, 2022 at San Francisco, CA’s The Masonic and then travel through early March (see itinerary below). Special guests include Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Styrke (February 2nd- February 25th) and protest art group Pussy Riot (February 26th-March 9th). Highlights include performances at such iconic venues as New York City’s Terminal 5 (February 25th and 26th) and Nashville, TN’s legendary Ryman Auditorium (March 1st).

Marina Tour

FEBRUARY 2022

2 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic

5 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium

7 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

11 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

14 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre

15 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

17 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

18 – Toronto, ON – Rebel

19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

21 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre

22 – Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House

24 – Washington, DC – The Anthem

25 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

26 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

28 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy

 

 MARCH 2022

1 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

3 – Houston, TX – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

4 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

5 – Dallas, TX – The Factory In Deep Ellum

9 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theatre

18 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza 2022

19 – Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza 2022

25 – São Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza 2022

 

 MAY 2022

9 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

12 – The Hague, Netherlands – Amare

14 – Brussels, Belgium – La Madeleine

15 – Paris, France – Bataclan

17 – Edinburgh, United Kingdom – O2 Academy Edinburgh

20 – Manchester, United Kingdom – O2 Apollo (SOLD OUT)

21 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Refectory

22 – London, United Kingdom – O2 Brixton Academy (SOLD OUT)

25 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Olympia Theatre

#marinadiamonds

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January 7th, 2022

Ella Henderson today announces details of her long-awaited second album, Everything I Didn’t Say – a diaristic, 16-track record and first since the extraordinary breakthrough success of her Platinum-selling, UK No. 1 debut album,  Chapter One.

Arriving on March 11th via Atlantic Records/Major Toms/Asylum, Everything I Didn’t Say will include Ella’s fifth UK Top 10, ‘Let’s Go Home Together’ with Tom Grennan, and new single ‘Brave’ – a powerful track about shaking the stigma of needing help and embracing someone’s support for you when you need them most. Written by Ella, alongside GRAMMY® Award-nominee Jennifer Decilveo (Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, MARINA) and producer Jordan Riley (Mabel, RAY BLK, Sigrid), the song arrives accompanied by a heartfelt official video – directed by Plum Stupple-Harris – in which the poignant lyrics accompany the story of a single mother struggling to cope with the rigors of everyday life.

Ella says: “I’m so excited to finally share the news that my second album Everything I Didn’t Say is coming in March! I know it’s been a long time coming but I wanted to take the time to really follow my heart and vision, to create something that fully represented me, who I am today and what I stand for. I am so ready to finally share this body of work! It’s all here… the good, the bad, the ugly! This record means absolutely everything to me.”

Ella will be touring this summer.

May 2022

Thu 19 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool

Fri 20 – First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sat 21 – AO Arena, Manchester

Mon 23 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Tue 24 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

Thu 26 – P & J Live, Aberdeen

Fri 27 – SEC – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 28 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Mon 30 – Brighton Centre, Brighton

Tue 31 – Bournemouth Int’nl Centre, Bournemouth

June 2022

Thu 02 – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield

Fri 03 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham

Sat 04 – The O2 Arena, London

#official_ellahenderson

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July 9th, 2021

Rising 19yo Australian artist, MAY-A, announced her signing to Atlantic Records for the US & UK along with the announcement of her debut EP, Don’t Kiss Ur Friends, coming out August 6th, 2021. She also shares a new version of her latest anthem “Swing Of Things” featuring verses from breakout lo-fi Canadian rapper, Powfu.

Threading together recent breakout singles, ‘Time I Love To Waste’, ‘Apricots’ and ‘Green’, MAY-A’s Don’t Kiss Ur Friends EP is a years-in-the-making debut from an artist who has been writing since the age of 12, but only publicly releasing music since 2020.

https://www.instagram.com/mayacumming/

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July 8th, 2021

Brynn Elliott

FEMMUSIC first interviewed Brynn Elliott in 2018. See interview at: https://femmusic.com/wp/index.php/2018/09/07/brynn-elliott/

At that time she’d just graduated Harvard and was releasing her EP Time Of Our Lives. The EP featured singles “Miss You”, “Internet You”, “Tongue Tied” and “Might Not Like Me.” Elliott toured extensively after the EP came out.

In February Elliott launch her “Tell Me I’m Pretty” Scholarship. Today she releases her new EP Can I Be Real? The new EP includes singles “Tell Me I’m Pretty”, “Letter to a Girl”, and “Without You.” She is releasing the single “Can I Be Real” today.  

Elliott worked with a different team on the album including producer Monarch, and songwriter Michelle Buzz (who is executive producer of the EP). The new EP presents a calmer, more confident Elliott asking questions of herself and the world, and looking for a genuine truth.

Brynn Can I Be Real

Before she begins touring again, she will have a special livestream on July 15, 2021 at 9pm EST. Details can be found at: https://www.momenthouse.com/co/brynn-elliott-live-from-the-troubadour

Elliott will also touring select dates:

JULY

15 – Los Angeles, CA – “The Can I Be Real Livestream Moment” Presented By Moment House

SEPTEMBER

13 – Washington, DC – Union Stage

14 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

15 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

17 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl

20 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

22 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

OCTOBER

4 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw

5 – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge

For info visit https://www.brynnelliottofficial.com

FEMMUSIC: What was the biggest challenge making the Can I Be Real EP?

BE: The biggest challenge in making Can I Be Real? Was figuring out what I wanted the theme of the  EP to be. My first EP was easy in terms of finding things to write about because I wrote it during my time in college and the songs followed almost subconsciously. For this EP it was different. I really thought about what I wanted to say and the experiences I had since the last EP. And I realized that I lived in this state of performance and people-pleasing for two years promoting my first project. So when I sat down to write the second I wanted to make sure that what I was saying was real and authentic to me, and to what it means to be human. And that ended up being the main theme of the EP.

FEMMUSIC: What lessons did you learn making your first EP that helped making the Can I Be Real EP?

BE: When I was making the first EP I learned to be very specific with what I wanted each song to sound like. Finalizing the production of the project was just as involved as writing it. And so I knew I wanted to take that same mentality with this EP – not just telling a lyrical story, but a sonic story as well.

FEMMUSIC: What was your goal for making the Can I Be Real EP?

BE: I think I started this EP by saying “I want to make an EP of hit songs” which is a very silly thing to say. I am not sure I at all succeeded in that goal but what I did do once I started writing was really surrender to what needed to come out of me in my songwriting. I don’t know if these songs are hits, but I know they are songs I needed to write and there’s a lot of satisfaction in that.

FEMMUSIC: Tell me about The Monarch? How did you meet? What did they bring to the project?

BE: I met the Monarch in one of my first sessions with Michelle Buzz in Los Angeles back in 2019. They bring this perfect balance between ease and intensity to songwriting sessions. They are both very relaxed but will speak up if they think we could write a better verse or chorus. That’s such an art in and of itself and I think the creative environment they foster really made me feel like I could trust them. So when it came to producing the EP I knew I wanted them to be very involved. I think they are geniuses at production and I am very honored to have worked with them on this project.

FEMMUSIC: Tell me about Michelle Buzz? How did you meet? How was she to work with? What did she bring to the project?

BE: I met Michelle Buzz for a session for the first time in 2019. It was honestly the most magical thing when we met. We sort of look similar and so we had to take a moment and make sure we were not part of some kind of Parent Trap situation – twins separated at birth. And then we just started writing that day and it was so exciting for me to write with someone who was at the very same stage of life as me. We related so much that first day and became fast friends. I hope to write songs with her for many years to come.

FEMMUSIC: FEMMUSIC featured the “Tell Me I’m Pretty” Scholarship. You’ve spoken before about how you got into Harvard. What was your goal in setting up a scholarship?

BE: My goal in setting up the scholarship was to do (in an extremely small way) what the people who have loved me most in my life did for me: they encouraged me to pursue my dream and calling. I hope that my music encourages women to live the life they are meant to live and the scholarship was a more practical way for me to engage with women in that way.

FEMMUSIC:  “Letter to A Girl” is a letter to your younger self. Tell me how that song developed?

BE: “Letter to a Gir”l was the first song I wrote when I started writing again after being on tour for those two years. I opened for Why Don’t We. They have the most incredible fan base, the majority of whom are teenage girls. I remember wanting to write a song for them and for my younger self – because I saw so much of my younger self in those girls every night on the tour. So the song is really all of those things I wish I had known then with the main theme being about beauty. I wanted this song to encourage people to know that beauty is so much more than physical appearance. Beauty is a broader concept about stewarding a good and true life and that’s what I say in the song. You are beautiful because you are human. Beautiful is created in your mind and your outlook on this precious life.

FEMMUSIC: Touring is returning post-COVID. You toured extensively with Time Of Our Lives. What are you most look forward to in touring? What do you dread?

BE: Touring is my absolute favorite thing to do. I look forward to every aspect of touring in this post-COVID world. I think we are all longing to be together again. I really can’t say that I am dreading anything regarding getting back on the road.

FEMMUSIC: What has changed about you & for you during COVID?

BE: I have experienced a lot of loss during this covid season. I lost my dad and my grandpa. I think the biggest thing that has changed for me is that I want to make the most of my life. With covid, we were all faced with the preciousness of life. So that fact has just fueled me and encouraged me to fight harder in this life and keep going.

FEMMUSIC: What one thing would you like to change about the music industry?

BE: I would love to see the music industry continue to give opportunities to women. The industry has come a long way in this regard and I feel very grateful to have a majority female team. But there’s always more work to be done allowing those historically underrepresented to have a seat at the table and I look forward to that work continuing.

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June 29th, 2021

Just in time for summer, 20-year-old Moroccan-Canadian acclaimed singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Faouzia has released her empowering new pop single, “Hero” via Atlantic Records. Faouzia invites you to ‘choose your hero’ in the Ariel Michelle (Loren Gray, FLETCHER)-directed video showing Faouzia battling a sinister series of video game villains.

“I wrote ‘Hero’ late one night while taking a break from studying for my exams,” Faouzia shared. “Thematically, the song discusses having fair and reasonable expectations from the love you give and receive in a relationship or a friendship. It’s a two-way street and any healthy relationship needs both sides to be supportive of each other.”

https://www.faouziaofficial.com/

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October 2nd, 2020

Winona Oak is an artist from Sweden who continues to amaze us. Today she releases the visually stunning video for “Piano in the Sky.” The video was directed by Julian Gillstrom.

Oak also announced that she is releasing a new EP, SHE on October 23. This is her 2nd EP following Closure. The first single from SHE was “With Myself.”

https://www.instagram.com/winonaoak/?hl=en

 

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