Stockholm based indie artist Temple In Man released the track Reminiscing. Think psychedelic indie rock like MGMT or Foster The People. The track was released via Swedish based label Opening Records. He draws inspiration from 60-70’s soul and artists such as Marvin Gaye and Roy Ayers to bands like Gorillaz and Little Dragon. Give it a listen.
Give the track All Over Again a listen by St. Levi. I like it, and maybe you will too. I like songs with a swing and shuffle rhythm. Lyrically it’s about a relationship and the Cali based artist credits Mike Posner. “There’s a beautiful line in Mike Posner’s “Buried In Detroit” that says “I like my songs how I like my women, honest and to the point”, I’m a big believer in honesty, both in my relationship and both in my music he says. You can find more about him here in an interview. He landed on several curated Spotify playlists with the track Like A Bitch.
Lewis Capaldi scored his second #1 Top 40 song with “Before You Go”. In his own words, he’s an official two hit wonder.
The Scotland singer-songwriter says, ““I’m still here, with no signs of leaving.”
Where is Capaldi now? He’s home with his parents locked up.
“They both spend long days at work and come home to their 23-year-old son, who’s essentially unemployed at this point, to see him in his underwear, cheesy Doritos all over his stomach,” he explains. “It’s not a pretty sight to come home to after a long day of working hard.”
There is big change of plans now that he has two #1 hits.
He told Billboard, “To be honest with you, I’m extremely angry,” he jokes, “because I just approved a whole line of merch that was all, ‘Lewis Capaldi: Your Favorite One-Hit Wonder.’ So we’re gonna lose out on a lot of money from this.”
Such first world problems.
In all seriousness, he deserves it. He has a ridiculous voice, works hard, and isn’t afraid to take chances musically and professionally.
It was reported that TikTok would suffer its final fate today. That’s right. Last week it was reported that a deal couldn’t be reached and that TikTok would be banned today. Ironically, 12 hours later Trump Ok’d the Oracle and Walmart deal.
After months of going back and forth, Oracle and Walmart will form a new entity called TikTok Global, which will be headquartered in the United States. The whole point of this was to get TikTok out of the hands of China. India also banned the Chinese owned app.
Can China still use the app for spying on Americans? Well, Chinese tech company ByteDance is expected to hold its majority-ownership position, so skeptics are unsure.
Oracle will host all of TikTok’s U.S. user data and will safeguard TikTok’s computer systems “to ensure U.S. national security requirements are fully satisfied,” TikTok said in a statement.
There you have it. TikTok is saved and get ready for the new dance challenge.
Spotify has launched a global RADAR hub on the platform which will contain playlists, new releases and exclusive content featuring RADAR artists. Spotify launched the artist program 6 months ago that highlights rising artists around the globe.
The folks at Spotify are touting Radar Artists as a huge success. The artists have collectively generated over 2 billion streams and 112 million listeners across 102 countries. They have cumulatively generated more than 8 million followers since the launch.
Spotify’s Andy Sloan-Vincent says the RADAR hub is designed to further the program’s mission to break local artists on a global scale. “What we’re starting to see — we’ve seen it with K-pop — [is that] fans aren’t necessarily listening to just the music of their home language anymore,” he says. “They’re starting to listen to artists from completely different geographies, speaking different languages.”