I’m really liking Unlove You by the songwriter John Adams. Reminiscent of Justin Bieber’s Lonely, you’ll like if you’re sucker for piano ballads. Think James Morrison, Damien Rice and Passenger. The track would fit nicely on Spotify’s Broken Heart Playlist.
The South Wales singer garnered 600,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and has become a BBC favorite. His debut album landed on a top spot on the iTunes Chart leading to festival gigs including The Isle of Wight Festival, Great Escape and Victorious Festival. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Kennedy tells Kings: “With Queen myself and Darce wanted to examine the new ideas of royalty. A Queen in 2021 is an aura that someone possesses and is no longer simply identified by class or bloodline. It’s the essence of your own self.”
She won the 2020 TilT Development deal with Sound Training Productions and 98fm’s Totally Irish. The Dublin producer and artist is ready to add her name to growing ranks of Female Irish pop acts forging their own way like Fia Moon, Blakkheart, Biig Piig and Gemma Dunleavy. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Snoop Dogg is now a record executive and takes job at DefJam Records. Snoop’s biggest record was “Doggystyle” in 1993.
Pop diva Mariah Carey changed management and followed her key woman Melissa Ruderman that left Roc Nation to Range Media in January.
Clive Davis is putting together Concert of All Time for Central Park August 21st. There is talk that Paul Simon, The Boss, Alicia Keys, and Diana Ross could perform.
Unsigned country artist Kaleb Austin goes to number #1 on iTunes with Sun Goes Down track. He has a big following on social media.
Foo Fighters will perform Madison Square Garden on 6/20. “We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” said Dave Grohl. “And Madison Square Garden is going to feel that HARD. New York, get ready for a long ass night of screaming our heads off together to 26 years of Foos.”
Bruce Springsteen is back on Broadway and will open the theatre on 6/26. Attendees will have to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend. –
Has Billy Eilish peaked? I don’t know, but marketeers want to know because they want to know where trends are heading.
The TikTok community and the rise of Olivia Rodrigo are the two big ticket items that came on the scene since the emergence of Billie. Right now, Rodrigo is taking center stage in the room, and in the media world, there is no room for two. Hence, TikTok and Rodrigo could be to blame for Billie’s sluggish start.
Billie Eilish has found her niche. She’s comfortable. She wrote enough hits to tour for a lifetime. Also, Billie drastically transformed visually. The 19 year old ditched her baggy outfits and black eyeliner and went pin up on the cover of Vogue. Maybe some aren’t along for the ride. I don’t think she lost fans, if anything, she may have not picked up new fans. But does it really matter?
Billie Eilish pulled a switcheroo with her latest song and video Lost Cause. Not sonically, but visually. Musically, she stays in the bedroom dark pop lane. But this time, the 19 year old ditched her baggy outfits and black eyeliner and went FULL POSH.
Will the legion of fans follow Billie in her new journey? I don’t know. It’s a risky business. But people who take risks are more content and satisfied with their lives.
Plus, I don’t think Billie cares if she loses a fan or two. “My Thing is That I Can Do Whatever I Want” she told British Vogue.
Billie confronted her critics before that challenged her transformation. She isn’t looking to be a role model or an influencer.
Billie’s journey just isn’t new to you, it’s new to her. ““I’ve literally never done anything in this realm at all,” she said, adding, “Y’know, besides when I’m alone and shit.
Billie is an artist. Everything an artist should be. She makes a statement, is unpredictable and doesn’t shape her preferences around others.