Daily Archives: June 4, 2018

Reuben Alexander Debuts Video For Always There

 

Reuben Alexander’s sweet soulful pop vocals offer an Old School sound reminiscent of ’70s and ’80s soul. His newly released video for “Always There” is a day in his life from making dinner to writing a song at the piano. The California native has been busy with the success of his Livin Out Loud band formed with his sibling and the beginnings of his solo career. The group is popular in the U.K. and have been called “America’s best-kept secret” by the media and went on a sold-out tour with Ne-Yo. Alexander’s previous single, “I Can’t Stop” has been streamed over one million times and gave him the opportunity to be the opening act for British soul legend Beverley Knight. His new song “Always There” is a prelude to the release of his In Reality album later this year. The singer had the chance to work with Grammy-winning producer Josh Stevens on the music that has influences of soul, funk, pop and R&B. Alexander described the spontaneity of his creativity in a press release: 

“The songs can come from anywhere at any time. I’ve had it happen in dreams and I record it right away. I can be in the shower, in the car or walking and something hits me”

Watch Alexander’s video for a song that belongs on summer R&B playlists everywhere.

 

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Juliet July Contemplates Relationships In Video For Don’t Run

Netherlands singer and model Juliet July returns with the relationship-oriented song “Don’t Run” and a visual for it. The song explores the ambiguous feelings of wanting intimacy from a partner but pushing them away at the same time out of fear. In the video, she and her man embrace but moments later she stands alone in a moment of contemplative caution. The video for the Virgil Lewis-produced song is her second and the filming took place in Capetown. 

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Gorillaz Reveal Lineup For Demon Dayz Festival

The Gorillaz announced the lineup for their Demon Dayz festival taking place in Los Angeles on October 20th today. It will be the first Los Angeles edition of the show that has Erykah Badu, The Internet, Tony Allen and more. The event will take place at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds and tickets go on sale Friday at 10 AM. There will be exclusive merchandise and two stages for all of the performances. The Demon Dayz festival is the Gorillaz last 2018 North American show. 

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Listen: Johnny Burgos’ Set Yourself Free

Johnny Burgos’ new single “Set Yourself Free” is about going beyond the usual limits of passion within a murky mix of blues-inspired guitar and light percussion. Frans Mernick produced “Set Yourself Free” with Burgos who once made beats in the past for hip-hop groups Mobb Deep and M.O.P. “Set Yourself Free” will be on the Brooklyn singer’s debut EPLove Through It All which will come out later this year on Soulspazm.

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