Tired of TikTok, Halsey said her label (Capitol Records) won’t greenlight a release “unless they can fake a viral moment on tiktok.”
“Basically I have a song that I love that I wanna release ASAP,” she said. “But my record label won’t let me.
There is so much fakery out in the world that several commentators accused Halsey of fabricating the whole story about TikTok in return for views and likes.
“Bruh, I wish it was,” the singer wrote in response to one comment. “They just said I have to post tiktoks; they didn’t specifically say ‘about what’ so here I am.”
“It’s not about making the tiktoks I already make tiktoks!” Halsey said on Twitter. “They are saying if they don’t reach some imaginary goalpost of views or virality than they won’t give me a release date at all. I’m not claiming to be oppressed! Just saying that all not all marketing methods are universal.”
“I’ve been in this industry for 8 years and I’ve sold over 165 million records” said the singer.
Still, many question the TikTok tantrum. The Kid Laroi staged a feud with former manager Scooter Braun to his three million followers. As long as you get views, anything goes, even if it’s screaming fire in a crowded theatre.
Estella says “This song is about potential, when everything feels effortless. Drinking in somebody, the way they feel and laugh when they look at you and you realize you’d like them to keep looking at you that way. There’s no place you’d rather be than right there kissing them in that orange living room. When everything just stops.”
With over 70,000 Spotify monthly listeners, the 25 year old Colorado based artist released several singles and was a semi-finalist on New Zealand’s Got Talent.
Check out Secret Weapon by Nashville based singer songwriter Laney Jones. Think Andy Shauf and Sharon Van Etten. Recently landing on Spotify’s Fresh Folk and recorded with Alabama Shakes collaborator Andrija Tokic, the track comes off her just released album Stories Up High via AHPO Record. Several of her songs garnered millions of streams and can be heard in movies and commercials for Pixar, Google, Netflix, Paramount, and Toyota.
Laney Jones says “Secret Weapon is a mantra. Whenever life gets overwhelming in my little world, I find it’s very powerful to do the hokey pokey and turn it around on the thoughts. It’s like lucid dreaming. You can let the dream rule you if you like it, or you can own it. With life, we can ‘take the fast train out’ at any time but that’s no fun. I choose to be on this ride and by golly, I’m gonna enjoy the shit out of it for as long as I can”.
I just wrapped up a discussion with celebrity masseuse Dr. Dot, a name given to her by musical virtuoso Frank Zappa.
We both love music, and I discovered Def Leppard happened to be her first client, while The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts instructed her to go pro with her hands cementing her as the go to massage therapist for biggest rock stars.
And the pandemic topic came up and how it effected business and that’s when the discussion erupted and went deeper and harder than a deep tissue massage.
Here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ648CkdmdQ&t=2165s
It’s hard not to like the vibey Everything We Want by Rya Park. You’ll love if you’re in the mood for a romantic indie-pop track. Think Adele meets Billie Eilish. The track comes off her forthcoming debut EP Generational.
Having landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds Pop, the Australian artist explores themes of mental health, heartbreak and “being an idiot in your 20s”.
She peformed this year’s St. Kilda Festival alongside Baker Boy and George Alice, supporting Jack River at Peaks and Sounds Festival, and performed her first headline show.
Rya says “This song is about Nick and our little love story. We’ve done so much in the time that we’ve been together; travelled the world, had multiple coffee hang outs at the cafe near the psych hospital I was staying at, lived together, lived apart, but mostly have been each other’s biggest support and best friend throughout it all. You change so much through your 20’s and we both have grown so much since first meeting each other 6 years ago at Beyond The Valley music festival. Some of the stuff we’ve been through together has been challenging but has definitely united us and made us stronger. Fuck, I just love him lol”