Romi O Releases New Single “M2M”
Brooklyn-based artist Romi O dropped her second single today entitled “M2M”.
The captivating track begins with the lyrics, “Am I making a mouse into a mountain? Am I overreacting? Am I acting strangely? Am I making a fool out of me?”
The song effectively captures a feeling we can all relate to at one point or another. It musically paints a poignant reflection of ourselves, our choices, and thoughts on navigating through life.
“M2M” combines an electronic groove with guitar riffs and layering percussion. The catchy song is an absolutely memorable track that makes the listener immediately want to play it again. The song steadily and seamlessly progresses into a bit of a musical breakdown, then key change. It is structured masterfully, yet is wonderfully simplistic at the same time.
In the accompanying music video, Romi O’s personality shines through. The colorful video pairs perfectly with the upbeat vibe of the song. The video begins with a simplistic look and a neutral background, then changes through several makeup and outfit swaps that sport brave colors and a gender-fluid confidence. The bold, alternating bright colors of the background make a perfect background for the song’s unique sound.
The moniker Romi O is a new project for the talented musician, whose name is Romi Honach. Her other projects include Ghost Funk Orchestra, as well as co-founding the band PowerSnap.
Romi O’s debut album is right around the corner. Stay tuned for upcoming details from this amazing emerging artist, and be sure to give the new single a listen below.
Article by : Rune Cuthrell, photo courtesy of Si Fish
Antytila Announces 13 North American Tour Dates
Stellar Ukrainian band Antytila (Антитіла) has announced their tour dates for several stops across North America this coming autumn.
This year, the band has been busy with a few tour stops around Europe, as well as fighting firsthand for Ukrainian freedom. The performances will fundraise for Ukrainian armed forces, as well as for humanitarian aid. This will be the first time that the band is playing material from their latest album, Millenium, in the US.
In a post on their social media platforms, the band expressed, “This fall meet and listen to live Antytila in the USA and Canada.
Worldwide famous Ukrainian band “Antytila” is going on US and Canada tour on Sep 28, 2023-Oct 18, 2023 to fundraise for Ukrainian Armed Forces and humanitarian aid.
They performed with Bono and The Edge from “U2” in Kyiv and London, they released common song with Ed Sheeran and performed it together live in Warsaw. From the very beginning of full-scale invasion they swapped their musical instruments for guns and started to protect their lands with millions of Ukrainians.
Now they will be performing in 13 cities, such as: Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami.
You will be able to hear their new album MLNL that was released on the second day of War.
‘’You discovered our band from interviews on radio and TV. Now it’s time to feel and listen to our music live. All this time we’ve been receiving a huge amount of support from the USA and Canada, so we are truly convinced that people are waiting for our performance. We are inviting you all to join us on our North-American tour. Best light and sound, Ukrainian groove and Ukrainian soul in each song. All this will be waiting for you. And what is more – true faith in our Victory!’’ – says frontman of “Antytila” Taras Topolia.
…and in Ukrainian :
“Цієї осені зустрінемося наживо на концертах гурту Антитіла в США та Канаді!
Всесвітньо відомий український гурт «Антитіла» з 28 вересня 2023 року по 18 жовтня 2023 року вирушає в тур США та Канадою для збору коштів для Збройних Сил України та гуманітарної допомоги.
Вони виступали з Боно та Едж з Ю2 в Києві та Лондоні, вони випустили спільну пісню з Едом Шираном та виконали її разом у Варшаві.
З самого початку повномасштабного вторгнення вони змінили музичні інструменти на зброю і разом з мільйонами українців почали захищати свої землі.
Тепер вони виступатимуть у 13 містах, таких як: Філадельфія, Вашингтон, Нью-Йорк, Бостон, Монреаль, Торонто, Детройт, Чикаго, Сіетл, Сакраменто, Сан-Франциско, Лос-Анджелес, Маямі.
Ви зможете почути їх новий альбом MLNL, який вийшов на другий день війни.
«Ви дізналися про нашу групу з інтерв’ю на радіо та телебаченні. Тепер настав час відчути та послухати нашу музику наживо. Весь цей час ми отримуємо величезну підтримку зі США та Канади, тому ми справді впевнені, що люди чекають нашого виступу. Ми запрошуємо всіх вас приєднатися до нас у турі по Північній Америці. Найкраще світло і звук, український грув і українська душа в кожній пісні. Все це чекатиме на вас. А ще – справжня віра в нашу Перемогу!» – каже лідер гурту «Антитіла» Тарас Тополя.”
A list of tour dates and cities :
September 28th : Philadelphia, PA
September 29th : Washington, DC
September 30th : New York, NY
October 1st : Boston, MA
October 5th : Montreal, QC
October 6th : Toronto, ON
October 7th : Detroit, MI
October 8th : Chicago, IL
October 12 : Seattle, WA
October 13 : Sacramento, CA
October 14th : San Francisco, CA
October 15th : Los Angeles, CA
October 18th : Miami, FL
For tickets and more information, visit https://antytila.com/events/ .
Please be sure to give the band a listen and catch them on tour at a city near you!
Article by Rune Cuthrell , photo courtesy of Antytila
Hozier Announces Brand New EP Entitled ‘Eat Your Young’
Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has announced a brand-new EP entitled Eat Your Young. The EP is set to drop on Friday March 17th, which is also Hozier’s birthday. The talented artist, whose full name is Andrew John Hozier-Byrne, also released the tracklist, which includes three songs.
The EP cover art features a set of legs sprawled underground. Matching the golden blades of grass are a gold mirror compact and some bullets spread out in the soil.
Hozier’s latest album, Wasteland, Baby! was released to critical acclaim in 2018.
Since, Hozier has released a single entitled “Tell It To My Heart” in collaboration with Meduza, a single called “Swan Upon Leda” and the song “Blood Upon The Snow”. The latter release was in conjunction with the video game God of War Ragnarök.
At the end of 2022, he also announced the coming of his third studio album entitled, Unreal Unearth.
Eat Your Young is now available for pre-order and will be Hozier’s first release of 2023.
1. Eat Your Young
2. All Things End
3. Through Me (The Flood)
Artcile by : Rune Cuthrell
Taylor Swift Receives Song of the Year Nomination For “All Too Well”
Taylor Swift has received a Song of the Year Grammy nomination for the 10 minute version of “All Too Well”.
With 42 Grammy nominations to her credit, this award struck a special chord for the singer.
The talented songwriter expressed her joy through an Instagram story stating, “All Too Well is the song I’m most proud of, out of anything I’ve written. The fact that it’s nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammys, an award I’ve never won, that honors songwriting… it’s momentous and surreal.”
She continues with a reflection on calling her co-writer for the song, Liz Rose. “Just got off the phone with @lizrosemusic, my co writer on ATW, and reminisced about how we started writing together when I was 14. She believed in me and we are nominated together now. It’s just so cute I can’t cope.”
The original version of “All Too Well” was released on Taylor’s 2012 album, Red.
Red (Taylor’s Version), which re-released the album with Taylor’s new versions and her control housed the song in its entirety.
The accompanying short film music video has landed Taylor endless accolades, including recent MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Europe Music Awards. It is also up for a Grammy at the upcoming 2023 awards, which are set to take place on February 5th.
Taylor also received nominations for “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” as Best County Song and “Carolina” from the film, Where The Crawdads Sing, under the Best Song Written For Visual Media.
Article by Rune Cuthrell
Featured photo courtesy of Taylor Swift’s performance on SNL, screen-grab courtesy of Taylor Swift
Ed Sheeran Teams Up With Ukrainian Band Antytila
Ukrainian band Antytila (АНТИТІЛА) has joined with Ed Sheeran to release a remix of Sheeran’s track “2step”.
Antytila previously made headlines when they requested Ed Sheeran to perform remotely from Kyiv to benefit the Concert For Ukraine, which took place at the end of March.
The band stated via TikTok, “Through music, we want to show the world that Ukraine is strong and unconquered. We’ll fight and sing for victory in front of the whole world that supports us.”
Now the artists have officially teamed up for the remix which will drop this coming Monday May 2nd.
Antytila has contributed a new section to the song, which highlights the need to hold on to hope whilst being apart from loved ones. Antytila frontman Taras Topolya told The Times (UK) that his lyrics were inspired by the distance from his family during the conflict. Tapas, who is married to fellow Ukrainian singer, Alyosha has been apart from his family since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began in February. Alyosha has relocated to the United States with their three children.
Three of the members of Antytila have been fighting on the front lines in Ukraine, while two others have been working as civil volunteers in Kyiv helping citizens find the resources they need. Topolia has most recently been fighting and working as a paramedic in and around the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
Antytila was formed in 2007 and has released six studio albums. Their plans for a summer tour in 2022 were halted upon Russia’s invasion.
Be sure to check out the remix of “2step” when it drops on Monday.
Article by Rune Cuthrell
Hozier Announces Collaboration With Meduza On Single “Tell It To My Heart”
Incredibly talented Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has announced an exciting collaboration with Meduza on the single “Tell It To My Heart”. Fans have been eagerly awaiting new music from the musician since his sophomore LP Wasteland, Baby! was released back in 2019.
The full track from Meduza is set to hit the airwaves on Friday October 29th. In addition to a new single, the Italian trio has been busy with live shows dotting the US. They’re also preparing for an epic Halloween bash in New York City on October 30th.
This new sound and EDM exploration for Hozier is most assuredly going to be a delight.
Be sure to follow the link below to pre-save the track on Spotify, pre-add on Apple Music, and to sign up for updates on both of these amazing artists!!
Save “Tell It To My Heart”
…and if you can’t wait to hear the song til next Friday, here is a 15 second preview!!
Photo courtesy of Hozier, article by Rune (Tiffany) Cuthrell
Surprise! Taylor Swift Drops Her Version Of Song “Wildest Dreams”
While fans are gearing up and hyped for the album Red (Taylor’s Version), the singer surprised the music world with her own rendition of the song “Wildest Dreams”. This track, of course, first existed on the exceptional album, 1989, whose new recording has not yet been announced. The song had been previously previewed in a trailer for the film Spirit Untamed.
Taylor Swift dropped the track Friday, seemingly in response to a TikTok trend where fans were singing along to the song’s bridge. On Twitter she expressed, “”Hi! Saw you guys got Wildest Dreams trending on tiktok, thought you should have my version.” The tweet was accompanied by a link to the song, as well as a gorgeous photo of the singer in some 1989-era shades with a throwback sweater.
Swift first released her own re-recording of the album Fearless (Taylor’s Version) earlier this year. Red (Taylor’s Version) drops this November, and will feature new musical contributions by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Phoebe Birdgers, and Chris Stapleton. Hopefully, a 1989 (Taylor’s Version) announcement isn’t too far away.
Be sure to check out “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” below!
Article by Tiffany Cuthrell, photo courtesy Taylor Swift
Lorde Announces New “Solar Power” Album, Corresponding World Tour
Lorde has announced a massive Solar Power world tour in support of her upcoming album of the same name. The announcement comes on the heels of her brand new single, “Solar Power”, which dropped earlier this month. Lorde’s much anticipated album is set to be released on August 20th, and will be her first LP release since 2017’s Melodrama
The world tour will kick off in Lorde’s home country of New Zealand next February, and end in Germany next June.
For North America, the UK and Europe, mailing list pre-sale tickets will be available starting Thursday June 24th at 10 AM local time. General sale tickets go on sale Friday June 25th at 10 AM local time.
Check out Solar Power‘s tracklist, and the full list of tour dates below!
Solar Power Tracklist :
1. “The Path”
2. “Solar Power”
4. “Stoned in the Nail Salon”
5. “Fallen Fruit”
6. “Secrets From a Girl (Who’s Seen It All)”
7. “The Man with An Axe”
9. “Big Star”
10. “Leader of a New Regime”
11. “Mood Ring”
12. “Oceanic Feeling”
Solar Power 2022 tour dates :
February 26th – Christchurch, NZ : Electric Avenue Festival
February 27th – Upper Moutere, NZ : Neudorf Vineyards
March 1st – Wellington, NZ : Days Bay
March 2nd – Havelock North, NZ : Black Barn Vineyards
March 4th – New Plymouth, NZ : Bowl of Brooklands
March 5th – Auckland, NZ : Outerfields
March 10th – Brisbane, AU : Riverstage
March 12th – Melbourne, AU : SMMB
March 15th – Sydney, AU : Aware Super Theatre
March 19th – Perth, AU : Belvoir Amphitheater
North American Dates
April 3 – Nashville, TN : Opry House
April 5 – Detroit, MI : Masonic Temple Theatre
April 7 – Montreal, QC : Salle Willfrid Pelletier
April 8 – Toronto, ON : Meridian Hall
April 12 – Boston, MA : Boch Center – Wang Theatre
April 15 – Uncasville, CT : Mohegan Sun Arena
April 16 – Washington, DC : The Anthem
April 18 – New York, NY : Radio City Music Hall
April 20 – Philadelphia, PA : The Met
April 22 – Chicago, IL : The Chicago Theatre
April 25 – Minneapolis, MN : The Armory
April 27 – Denver, CO : Mission Ballroom
April 30 – Seattle, WA : WaMu Theatre
May 1 – Portland, OR : Theater of the Clouds
May 3 – San Francisco, CA : Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 5 – Los Angeles, CA : Shrine Auditorium
May 7 – Santa Barbara, CA : Santa Barbara Bowl
May 25th – Leeds, UK : O2 Academy
May 26th – Edinburgh, UK : Usher Hall
May 28th – Manchester, UK : O2 Victoria Warehouse
May 30th – Birmingham, UK : O2 Academy
June 1st – London, UK : Roundhouse
June 2nd – London, UK : Roundhouse
June 7th – Paris, FR : Casino de Paris
June 8th – Amsterdam, NL : AFAS Live
June 10th – Barcelona, ES : Primavera Sound
June 13th – Zurich, CH : Halle 622
June 14th – Munich, DE : Zenith
June 16th – Rome, IT : Auditorium Parco della Musica
June 17th – Villafranca di Verona, IT : Castello di Villafranca
June 18th – Sibenik, HR : Saint Mihovil Fortress
June 21st – Cologne, DE : Open Air am Tanzbrunnen
June 23rd – Berlin, DE : Verti Music Hall
Preview by Tiffany Cuthrell, photo courtesy of Lorde
Taylor Swift Announces Red (Taylor’s Version)
Taylor Swift has announced a re-recorded version of her incredible fourth studio album, Red, which originally released in 2012. The new record will include 30 songs, expanding on the previous 16 tracks. Red (Taylor’s Version) will drop on November 19th.
In a post on social media, Taylor expressed, “I’ve always said that the world is a different place for the heartbroken. It moves on a different axis, at a different speed. Time skips backwards and forwards fleetingly. The heartbroken might go through thousands of micro-emotions a day trying to figure out how to get through it without picking up the phone to hear that old familiar voice. In the land of heartbreak, moments of strength, independence, and devil-may-care rebellion are intricately woven together with grief, paralyzing vulnerability and hopelessness. Imagining your future might always take you on a detour back to the past. And this is all to say, that the next album I’ll be releasing is my version of Red.Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past. Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators. And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way.Sometimes you need to talk it over (over and over and over) for it to ever really be… over. Like your friend who calls you in the middle of the night going on and on about their ex, I just couldn’t stop writing. This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red. And hey, one of them is even ten minutes long.Red (Taylor’s Version) will be out November 19.”
Red was a new avenue for Taylor. It explored the world of pop music more deeply with the likes of singles “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble”. It also ushered in the era of Taylor’s signature bold red lips.
In 2019, her former label, Big Machine Label Group sold the rights of her first six albums to music manager, Scooter Braun of Ithaca Holdings LLC. Soon after, Taylor devised a brilliant plan to re-record and release all of those back catalog albums to regain rights to the masters she had created.
This last April, the first of those re-releases (the album Fearless) was greeted warmly to exceptional praise and success.
The digital copies of Red are available for pre-order now, with physical copies and bundles sure to follow.
Article by Tiffany Cuthrell, featured photo by Beth Garrabrant
Lorde Returns With Cheerful Summer Vibes On “Solar Power”
Lorde has returned with a brand new single and perfect summer anthem, “Solar Power”. The song is the first single since her second LP Melodrama, which was released back in 2017.
In her hiatus from music, the New Zealand native has been busy away from the spotlight learning about climate change (she even went to Antarctica with a team of scientists in February 2019!).
Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, hinted that new music was on the horizon in May 2020 via a newsletter to fans. She stated, “I started going back to the studio in December, just for something to do, and to my surprise, good things came out.”
Lorde has taken us on a melodic journey from suburban beginnings to a big city full of discoveries, and now, the shore. If the single is any telling of things to come, we’re witnessing a songwriter in a brighter, yet equally as descriptive creative spot. “Solar Power” is the quintessential summer single for hitting the beach, moving forward, enjoying the sun’s rays, and living in the moment. Lorde colorfully sings, “Acid green, aquamarine, the girls are dancing in the sand. And I throw my cellular device in the water, can you reach me? No, you can’t”.
Lorde’s influence on pop music since her 2013 debut with Pure Heroine has been undeniable. The music world is sure to welcome back her own voice with open arms and headphones at the ready.
Check out the sun-kissed video for “Solar Power” below!
Article by Tiff Cuthrell, photo courtesy of Lorde