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Music News: Can We Go Back - The Story Behind The Cover Artwork | Music Discovery XO


INSIDE STORY
SOUL NEWS

27-09-2020 17:28 GMT


CAN WE GO BACK: THE STORY BEHIND THE COVER ARTWORK

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Soul artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Soul performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Ontario, Canada | Indie artist, Crissi Cochrane

Behind every great song there is a story and more often than not countless hours of hard work. Writing, recording, re-writing, re-recording, mixing, re-mixing, thinking, re-thinking, imagining, re-imagining; and then at some point, when there is nothing left to be tweaked, that final moment of closure and acceptance, without which no song would ever exist. Somewhere along the line there would also be a cover artwork design in the works; whether before, during or after. Every artist has their process - no two are ever alike, and likewise every song. So what was the story behind the beautiful cover artwork of the amazing new single, “Can We Go Back” by emerging Canadian soul music sensation, Crissi Cochrane? She explained in a blog post a couple of days before the track was released to critical acclaim. [Read below]

Music News: London | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
HIP HOP NEWS

26-09-2020 15:01 GMT


LONDON

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Mississippi, USA | Indie artist, Coolidge

Mississippi underground hip hop champion, Drevo Coolidge has evolved progressively over the years so much so that fans and critics often forget that he is doing it and attribute every new sound and vocal performance style they hear to his versatility and immense talent. Coolidge recently hinted that his new singing style would be the new norm and that he was never going back to rap, but only time will tell since he spent so many years perfecting his rap style and building a solid fan base based predominantly on its excellence. The new style has been well-received and is seeing to it that he flourishes even more so than ever before as his career surpasses the all-time high many never thought was possible for a fully independent rap artist. On the 10th of August his highly anticipated single, “London”, a collaborative project with another exciting new Mississippi hip hop artist who goes by the name of 2Verse was released to critical acclaim. It features his old rap style. The song is available to stream and download on Apple Music and popular digital music services.

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Music News: New Tamara Bubble Album On The Way | Music Discovery XO


UPCOMING RELEASES
HIP HOP NEWS

25-09-2020 12:48 GMT


NEW TAMARA BUBBLE ALBUM ON THE WAY

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New York, USA | Indie artist, Tamara Bubble

Making her debut as an R&B singer a few years ago, New York’s Tamara Bubble evolved progressively one track at a time and after a sudden change in performance style a couple of years into her career became one of the most successful emerging female rap artists on the East Coast of the United States. Through high profile licensed music placements on popular television networks like BET, HBO and MTV, in popular shows like “Insecure”, “Hustle In Brooklyn” and “A Black Lady Sketch Show”, her music has reached and continues to reach larger audiences than ever before thought possible for an independent artist completely independently, and the new found reach is seeing to it that she is now being looked upon as Brooklyn’s next big rap star more so than ever before. Only a few months since the success of her latest project, “Your Favorite Rapper Is A Girl 2”, the Brooklyn rap sensation has announced that her next big project is now in the final stages of production and due out in stores soon. Distribution, availability and release date will be announced as they become available.

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Music News: 2 Meters, PPE And Everything In-Between | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
SOUL NEWS

24-09-2020 22:05 GMT


2 METERS, PPE AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Soul artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Soul performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Ontario, Canada | Indie artist, Crissi Cochrane

Produced, mixed and mastered by husband and fellow musician, Soul Brother Mike, the critically acclaimed pandemic-inspired single, “Can We Go Back” by singer songwriter Crissi Cochrane is poised to break records and usher in new and potentially ground-breaking career highs for the emerging Canadian star, according to many fans and critics. Released on the 14th of August, it continues to receive the favor of local radio, television and press. The music video for the song followed on the same day and is also receiving attention worthy of its own story. If, like many music fans, it’s been a while since you watched a meaningful music video with a  storyline, lyrics, and footage you could relate to every step of the way, then buckle up for something really special that you’ll not only cherish forever but you’ll want to go back and revisit over and over. [Watch below]

Music News: Sweet Melanin | Music Discovery XO


UPCOMING RELEASES
R&B NEWS

23-09-2020 21:06 GMT


SWEET MELANIN

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Georgia, USA | Indie artist, Jackie's Boy

With a distinctive sound and a track record working with some of the music industry’s finest acts, Grammy award-winning songwriter, Jackie’s Boy is setting new trends and making an impact on the world’s R&B music scene as a solo recording artist as he has done for years behind the scenes. With his latest single, “Do It Again” climbing up the charts, and several exciting collaborative projects released prior following suit, he has announced a series of new songs in the works and unreleased material which he plans to showcase every Monday live on Instagram for the foreseeable future. The first track, titled “Sweet Melanin” was unveiled this week. [Watch below]

Music News: Eyenine At The 2020 Overcast Hip Hop Festival | Music Discovery XO


MUSIC FESTIVALS
HIP HOP NEWS

22-09-2020 23:57 GMT


EYENINE AT THE 2020 OVERCAST HIP HOP FESTIVAL

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New Hampshire, USA | Indie artist, Eyenine

Hailed as one of the most exciting Caucasian underground hip hop artists and battle rappers to emerge from the United States since Eminem, New Hampshire’s Eyenine has been watched by the industry closely since he made his debut with the release of the critically acclaimed album, “The Insomnia Sessions". Soon after the album's release he was spotted by RZA of the legendary hip hop group, the Wu Tang Clan, who supported him through those crucial early days of his career and continues to do so. He has since toured nationally and internationally several times, and shared the stage with iconic mainstream and underground artists from around the world. After having his ongoing tour, “The Old Couch Tour” cancelled halfway through back in March when lock downs went into place around the world, the emerging Dover sensation went back into the studio and before long released what has been called his best record to date. “Unfamiliar Ceilings“ was released to critical acclaim on the 25th of May and continues to receive nothing but the highest praises as it spreads like wildfire across the US. This week he announced that he’ll be playing at this year’s Overcast Hip Hop Festival, which takes place from the 25th to 26th of September in Cincinnati, Ohio, with live performances and rap battles by some of the biggest names in underground hip hop including Farout, Counterfeit Money Machine, Shris Conde, Ceschi, E-turn, Frank White, Smokeface, MC Homeless, Spoken Nerd and more. The music festival will be streamed live on Cincinnati's premier music platform, CincyMusic. All proceeds will be donated to the Innocence Project, which aims to put an end to wrongful convictions in the United States. Festival tickets and venue information are available on the Skunk Radio Live Events page.

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Music News: Inside Crissi Cochrane's New Single | Music Discovery XO


INTERVIEWS
SOUL NEWS

21-09-2020 18:15 GMT


INSIDE CRISSI COCHRANE'S NEW SINGLE

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Soul artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Soul performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Ontario, Canada | Indie artist, Crissi Cochrane

Windsor’s pride, critically acclaimed emerging singer songwriter, Crissi Cochrane is hitting all the right notes with her latest single, “Can We Go Back”. Originally due in stores back in June, the release was postponed owing to the social unrest that ensued as a result of racial inequality, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, which were making headlines at the time following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA and the ripple effects it had all over the world. In a blog post, the fast-rising Ontario star said she feared the lyrics of the song might have been misinterpreted and she was even considering changing them ahead of its new release date, which she speculated could be sometime in September. The track was eventually released on the 14th of August. It received and continues to receive an amazing response from Canadian soul music fans and critics; radio, press and television networks; and music industry insiders, many of whom have supported and watched closely since the release of “Pretty Words”, which went viral with over 5 million plays on Spotify back in 2016 and made her one of the most successful fully independent Canadian soul musicians of all time. This week she was interviewed by CTV Windsor (channel 26), CBC Radio (97.5 FM) and the Windsor Star newspaper. She discussed the pandemic-inspired single and her career so far, and also performed the song live on her porch. [Watch interview below]

Music News: Living A Vocal Life | Music Discovery XO


INTERVIEWS
R&B NEWS

20-09-2020 17:17 GMT


LIVING A VOCAL LIFE

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Georgia, USA | Indie artist, Jackie's Boy

Carlos Battey, better known by his stage name, Jackie’s Boy has been very instrumental in shaping the new generation of R&B and pop music. Having worked with iconic music acts like Charlie Wilson (“I’m Blessed”), Chris Brown (“Graffiti”), Madonna (“Revolver”), and Justin Bieber (“Eenie Meenie”); and Shawn Stockman of the legendary R&B group, Boys II Men on his latest single, “Do It Again“, he is no stranger to the hard work and persistence it takes not just to make it in the music industry, but to thrive in it as well. He has worked hard behind the scenes throughout lockdown and stayed in touch with fans as much as possible via live streaming and features on popular online radio programs and podcasts. This week he featured on the popular “podcast for singers”, “Living A Vocal Life” where he talked about some of his current and past projects, and plans for the future. [Listen to full interview below]

Music News: Bubblegum | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
POP NEWS

19-09-2020 16:12 GMT


BUBBLEGUM

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Pop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New Mexico, USA | Indie band, We Are Us

The highly anticipated single by sensational New Mexico pop duo turned trio, We Are Us was released to critical acclaim on the 14th of August. Much like the duo, the trio is bringing a much needed breath of fresh air back to pop music like no other pop music act has done in a very long time. The new single, their third so far has received nothing but widespread praise, and according to critics is poised to be a US summer classic for years to come. “Bubblegum” is available to stream on Apple Music, Spotify and popular digital music streaming and download platforms.