Kings favorite Maggie Chapman who we listed as a top 8 emerging artist will release her debut Album, Vignette on September 16th. Maggie wrote or co-wrote every song on the 10-track release, which is produced by GRAMMY® award winning producer Luke Laird (Kacey Musgraves). Her EP landed in the top 15 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. She sparked the momentum with features and media support from outlets such as American Songwriter, Nylon Mag’s Daily Newsletter, Rolling Stone, USA Today and more. Check out the song Graffiti.
Buzz Track: Crash & Burn
Since we last featured new comer Stephanie Skye she has gained considerable amount of interest. Stephanie’s prowess vocals puts her in the same league as Christina Aguilera, Adele and Sia. Instead of cookie cutter pop she focuses on themes such as heartache and courage that can be heard in the track Skin & Bones. Known for her explosive live performance, Skye remains artist to watch.
Kings favorite Young Rising Sons signs with Interscope Records. Young Rising Sons is an alternative indie rock band from Red Bank, NJ. Although new to the scene, these guys have a top 40 smash ready to conquer the airwaves. The same production team behind American Authors, Dirty Canvas Music (Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta) produced the latest single High. The video for the single has already garnered over 90,000 views. Check out Kings previous feature on the band.
Nashville artist April Kry who we featured as a top 8 emerging artist has signed with Metric Records (Sony/Red). Her first single “Beauty Queen” was just released on iTunes and the music video premiered on Billboard.com. April started singing in church when she was barely 5 years old. At the age of 13, she sang “God Bless America” at a gala event where the Keynote speaker was the legendary Jermaine Jackson, and she knew from that point she was destined to be a professional singer. In the time between then and now, April has performed at the legendary Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night, and sang background for singer Enya on the nationally televised talk show Live With Regis & Kelly. April is preparing a national radio tour.
Buzz Track: Home
Kings favorite Freedom Fry has released a new track which is an ode to LA called ‘Home’. They just finished off a month long residence for the Alternative station 98.7 in Los Angeles. The band has received support from stations including KSCN, BBC, 98.7, KEXP, and KCRW. The band just released a video for a new song called The Wilder Mile. Be also sure to check out their cover Scarborough Fair. Freedom Fry is a band to watch.
Buzz Track: Let Me
Taking cues from Bruno Mars and Maroon 5, Orlando act The Crazy Carls are making a splash on the scene. The band self produced the latest EP “Owl Tattoo” and have performed a various venues including House Of Blues in Orlando as well as Firestone, Jannus Live, and The Culture Room. The single, “Let Me” was added to the US New Releases Spotify Playlist. The band also headlined Florida Music Festival in Orlando with Less Than Jake and Dirty Heads, and were featured on Sunfest with Train, Big Sean, and Ellie Goulding.
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