San Antonio singer/songwriter Xavier Omär released a new song “Tarantino” from his upcoming “b l u r r” EP releasing July 22. Co-produced by Sango and Stwo, the track delivers a soulful deep bassline with Xavier taking lyrical cues from his dad’s decision to pursue a college classmate who was already engaged to her high school sweetheart.
Atlanta’s favorite rage rapper Bktherula unveils a booming new take on “Through 2 U,” featuring South Florida’s Ski Mask the Slump God. A certified heater, “Through 2 U” — a highlight from 2021’s Love Blackproject — was already Bk at her finest. This time, the 19-year-old’s thrashing, assertive blitzes meet Ski Mask’s breakneck flow over the rattling PerryVsTheWrld-produced beat.
Blending athletic verbal dexterity with a sharp sense of storytelling and a facility with melodic flows, rising Edmonton-via-Burundi artist ARDN is the total package. Coming through with an aspirational anthem perfectly suited to rising temperatures, ARDN shares “Paper,” his latest single. Built around a walking bassline that provides a perfect counterpart to ARDN’s vocals, “Paper” finds the rising artist effortlessly switching flows from melody to rapidfire rhymes and back. The artist’s virtuosic verse mixes impressive internal rhymes with cutting punchlines and flirtatious come ons, creating quotable quips purpose-built for social captions.
After a soft two-year hiatus, powerhouse pop/R&B production and songwriting duo Social House returns with their spirited new single “Bentley Coupe” via Boom.Records. Out today, the anticipated track embodies a blissful summer feeling that pushes the dynamics of their sound even further than before, finding the evolving duo challenging their artistry and embracing growth.
South of France has returned with his brand-new single, “1995”. The track is the fourth song to be released from his upcoming album, My Spirit Animal My Baggage, and features a sugary yet grimy array of contemporary dancehall-pop/rock vibes with a soaring symphonic Mellotron arrangement and a mesmerising trap beat. With plenty of tasty synth lines, brash guitars, dreamy vocals, witty lyrics and a solid dance groove, this could be the indie crossover of the summer.
South of France is the creative project of Jeff Cormack from Denver, Colorado, and he’s been building his own brand of dreamy vacation rock throughout the years since dropping his first single in 2015. He’s had songs featured in TV shows BoJack Horseman and Shamelessand features and performances for publications such as American Songwriter, NPR, Rolling Stone, etc. And he looks set to continue this momentum with his latest release.
It’s easy to see why South of France has been gaining buzz opening for bands Portugal. The Man, The Flaming Lips and recently Michigander. And with the album on the way, he will surely be one to watch over the coming months as his impressive rise continues. “1995” is available to buy/stream now on all platforms: https://southoffrance.lnk.to/1995.
Babyface & Ella Mai collaborate together for the very first time on the timeless new single “Keeps On Fallin.’” With her silky, soulful vocals, Ella Mai extols a longtime lover who can still give her butterflies. Babyface weighs in, reminding her that she’s the inspiration for this lasting love. The dreamy jam interpolates “Can We Talk,” Tevin Campbell’s 1993 hit, which Babyface wrote and produced with Daryl Simmons.
Detroit beatmaker Apollo Brown announces his new album “This Must Be the Place” due out July 8th on Mello Music Group. “This Must Be The Place” is the prolific veteran producer’s first instrumental project in 8 years! Along with the announcement, Brown drops the album’s lead single It Just Is. Highlighted by shimmering synths, the lo-fi Hip-Hop tune serves as a brilliant teaser for the upcoming album. Stream It Just Ishere. Pre-order Apollo Brown’s new album “This Must Be The Place” here: https://orcd.co/thismustbetheplace
J. Lyles is back with a new single & is ready to hit all platforms running with the super vibey “Mi Amor”. This time around he teams up with Baltimore native Cevi to create the love anthem as he provides the chorus and second verse. The new single from both Lyles & Cevi is another track released under Just Different Entertainment. Both J. Lyles & Cevi try to find their way into the heart of their respective love, their amor who’s caught each’s attention.
Both artists get help from producer Scorpio Prodz who sets the scene for the summer hit “Mi Amor” with the up-tempo & sampled production. Scorpio samples the 1973 record “Sho’ Nuff” by Sly, Slick & Wicked. “Sho’ Nuff” was originally produced by Eddie Perrell and the late great James Brown, and now the producer flips the track to create the flawless “Mi Amor”.
Lil Baby hooks up with Indian singer, rapper and producer, Badshah, and Latinx global superstar J Balvin, jumping on their international hit, “Voodoo.”
A trilingual anthem — Hindi, Spanish, and English — produced by top hit making producer/ artist Tainy (who has churned out hits with Bad Bunny, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Anuel, Rosalía, Daddy Yankee to name a few) “Voodoo” is a cautionary tale of lust and magic. The song’s supernatural theme is reflected in the striking, effects-filled video.
Ace Hood has dropped his new single “Energy,” fresh off his upcoming BODY EP, which will be released in July via Hood Nation/EMPIRE
A master of balancing self-improvement, social consciousness, family life, and artistic independence, Ace Hood knows his energy is worth protecting. Returning to show that he is more spirited than ever, Ace shares “Energy,” the first single from his upcoming B.O.D.Y.EP. Arriving this summer, B.O.D.Y. (Build Or Destroy You) serves as the followup to February’s M.I.N.D.EP. Whereas M.I.N.D. (Memories Inside Never Die) aimed to provoke thought in its listeners, B.O.D.Y.focuses on perception and the role of human senses in distilling lived experiences.