Kanye has the moves, he has the motion and he only needs himself to cause a commotion. Kanye’s been busy, very busy blowing up Twitter that he got banned. Why? Who knows. He posted several artist agreements he had with Universal Music and urged every lawyer in the world to look at the agreements. Maybe Twitter thought it was an invasion of private policy. Regardless, instead of locking people out of an account, they need a new rule that allows users to rectify the situation without being banned. Kanye has a bigger voice than the ordinary a folk, and people came to his defense with a hashtag #freeYe.
He also posted a video of someone urinating on a Grammy Award and called the music industry and sports a modern day slave plantation.
This is obviously a ploy to get out his agreement with Universal. Kanye says he can afford to buy his masters and that his children will own them, not somebody’s else’s children.
Despite the cancel culture, Kanye insists he won’t be muted or cancelled and I still don’t know why Twitter locked himself out of his account. That needs to stop and I’m convinced we are heading toward the day when the average citizen or notable artist doesn’t have to live in fear with being deplatformed.
Check out Boys Like You like KELLA. It’s a well crafted song, but then again, the Los Angeles based pop artist is a songwriter having written songs with Bülow, Nina Nesbitt, The Him, The Ready Set and Virginia To Vega. She says, “I’ve been in my fair share of failed relationships in the past. When I finally met a guy who checked all the boxes, it felt too good to be true. Everything inside of me wanted to run away, but I couldn’t. It was terrifying but was the most freeing experience of my life. To just let go of preconceived notions and let myself fall in love.”
Tired of the old Taylor? Well, a new Taylor has arrived in the male version. His name is Conan Gray. His biggest influence is Taylor and credits her for his love of music. The 21 year old electro acoustic pop artist was born to an Irish dad and a Japanese mom. He moved around a lot, rarely in one place. That’s where you want to be as a songwriter, always on the move with new experiences, new scenes, and new faces. He was enrolled as a college student at UCLA. He was building his career while attending classes during the day. You see? You don’t even need college anymore. Plus he saved a a bucketload of money. The hundreds of thousands that would have went into UCLA now can go into tour production – once live entertainment venues reopen. He has played ton of shows, opened up for Panic! At The Disco in 2019 and has a million of subscribers. Now, Conan is set to conquer the mainstream with the ballad Heather. You may start hearing the track on top 40 radio as it just made its debut on the Official UK Singles Chart.
You need to listen to the track Sunrise by Willow Robinson. It’s an epic track that belongs in an apocalyptic film. Seriously, give it a few listens, it’s pretty amazing. Willow Robinson was just BBC Radio’s Artist of the Week and he has an upcoming sync in the series “American Gods.” The latest release comes off the three song EP Titled Summer – prior to that, Robinson released the 3 track Winter EP and Spring. Very clever and creative. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.
I couldn’t help but to give Jane a shoutout with her quirky indie pop track MANCHILD. You may like it if you’re a fan of experimental pop, think Canadian artist Grimes. The New York-based singer, songwriter and producer also made some waves with her previous releases BIRTHCONTROL’ and ‘boys 2 MEN’. Give it a stream.