Some singers bring it from the heart, some from the gut. When Dermot Kennedy lays into a lyric, his voice unites both regions, and the result is utterly expressive. The Irish singer-songwriter, who learned his craft in the shadow of heroes such as Glen Hansard and David Grey (two other artists who know about wearing their heart on their sleeve) is becoming more and more expert at calibrating drama.
As his 2013 EP ‘Dancing Under Red Skies’ indicated, his songs strive for the epic, and they often attain their goal. 2016’s “”After Rain”” resonated with lots of listeners – check those Spotify numbers – and his inspired production (tempered with hip-hop elements) on the ‘Doves & Ravens’ EP is giving his folk-pop essence a bit more muscle…and earning him lots of new fans as well. Passion is key to the young singer’s approach. You’ll see it immediately in our DSCVR performance of “”Glory.”” Share with anyone who is looking for the real deal.
Franco Noriega has solidified himself as a sex icon, earning the nickname “Naked Chef” after a generouscooking video went viral in 2016 that led him to TV features with Ellen DeGeneres and Martha Stewart. Since then, he’s managed to successfully leverage this reputation, having opened his Peruvian restaurant Baby Brasa in New York City and competed on Univision’s Mira Quién Baila. Now, Franco’s embarking on a pop music career, which harks back to his performing arts roots.
Producer Frank Santofimio, who’s collaborated with everyone from Chino Y Nacho and Daddy Yankee to Leslie Grace and Becky G, is behind Franco’s music breakout. The track is called “Me Aceleras,” and recruits a wildly stacked lineup for the accompanying video, out today. Photographer Mariano Vivanco, a fellow Peruvian, makes his music video debut, as top model Shanina Shaik acts as Noriega’s love interest throughout.
NOTD? It’s pronounced ‘noted’, FYI.
Ah. And they are? Samuel Brandt and Tobias Danielsson from Stockholm in Sweden. They rose through the ranks as remixers for other artists, and are now producing bangers for themselves. Here’s their latest one – ‘I Wanna Know’, featuring Bea Miller.
What’s it like? A dance track which sounds like a pop song. Which is our favourite kind of dance track. And actually, our favourite kind of pop song too. We like this tune a lot, needless to say.
Any Polish child can tell you that the cure to everything is Pierogi!
World Peace = PierogiFamine = PierogiDepression = Pierogi
You name a malady and Pierogi are the remedy!
So it’s no wonder that Mee And The Band have written a passionate song about getting ‘Keep Your Hands Off My Pierogi!” These homemade little dumplings are created with great love and a lot of skill, every family fights over the last one, just in case it really is the last one ever!Which is ludicrous, because a world with no Pierogi is like the atmosphere without air, non of us could exist on this planet without Pierogi.We might as well have called it Planet Pierog not Earth!
Any way, this song was written as a a christmas time joke gift for ‘Mee And The Band’s’ family, where 32 of them convene under one roof to celebrate christmas Polish style. Traditions include, waiting for the 1st star to appear in the sky before beginning a meal that consists of, 13 courses! And although not all of the courses are to everyone’s taste, all family members agree on one thing and that is that the highlight of the evening is…..you guessed it PIEROGI.
Mee And The Band, a dual heritage Pop Star ,celebrates her ethnicity through the love of Pierogi and through her poetic license lyricism combining both the Polish and English language, a hybrid mix she dons as Ponglish! In the song, the character she portrays is a possessive obsessive wife prepared to beat her own husband to protect the Pierogi “Mama sent for Mee.” The cast of the video are all trying to steel them from her – it’s all a little bit, well, ‘bonkers’!
As Matoma gears up to release his sophomore album, he drops off the next single from the forthcoming project. “Lonely” featuring MAX is a bouncy tropical jam that is sure to evolve into a party anthem. The song is a follow-up to the emotional “Slow” featuring Noah Cyrus, which was released back in February.
“‘Lonely’ is a song about fake people that aren’t there for you and bring you down with their negative energy,” explains Matoma. “I get my energy all the time from the amazing fans I meet, but I also have low points like anyone else, from the industry politics, fake people or whatever else has negative energy. I also think when people hear this song they will relate it to their own experiences, because everyone has ups and downs. But it’s always important to take that negative and make it something positive.”
In regards to working with MAX, Matoma says: “There are just two words I can say about working with MAX: holy moly! This guy’s energy is insane! He’s not just an amazing artist and writer and singer but also a performer. I’m so pumped to have a song together and can’t wait to perform it with him at festivals this summer.”
It seems the sentiment is also shared by the “Lights Down Low” singer: “Working with Matoma is such a dream. His energy and passion are infectious and he just knows exactly what he wants when we create together which makes it so much more exciting. Such a joy to be able to dive deep into the meaning of this song. The people that are there for you in trenches are the ones you want with you when you are basking in the glory and that’s what this song is all about. Avoiding those fake people who just want to jump in your life with things are good.”