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Hiraku-Utada

The J-pop superstar mentions that they feel like an outsider. They also talk about the beauty of self-reflection and give music updates on their debut bilingual album Bad Mode.

Utada’s all-new music album Bad Mode is all about self-reflection. Through this album, the legend is found looking into the mirror. The studio album primarily discusses self-love, self-parenting, growing up, and acceptance. The artist mentions that the album is also about furnishing their relationship with themselves and other people.

The soundtracks hold on to a relatable ambition that makes it glossy with Utada’s soulful voice and the jazzy electronica. Utada mentions that they wrote almost every song since the inception of the pandemic. The artist went through various difficulties, and the songs reflect it all. From surviving to living, Utada feels very proud of being the most robust mother anyone could be.

In the pride month of 2021, Utada came out as a nonbinary. They revealed and declared her sexual orientation through Instagram live. No wonder Utada’s revelation and announcement hindered the conservative values of Japan’s music industry and others. The artist was waiting for this day for a very long time to witness other people’s reactions.

The J-pop superstar has successfully made it across millions of billboards. They have campaigned for brands like Pepsi, Nintendo DS, and Shiseido. Their contribution to music has aspects larger than life. From anime TV shows to video games, Utada has supplied the music.

The artist has provided the theme song for Kingdom Hearts III, collaborating with Poo Bear and Skrillex. Utada started obtaining English-speaking fans soon after her melody music composition for the video game Kingdom Hearts in 2002.

Even after gaining lots of love, support, and millions of fan following, something unusual was. Utada continued to feel like an outsider, building their identity around it. The artist believes that music is an art, and anyone can be their authentic self through it. They believe that if somebody makes you feel like you don’t belong there, always hold the pride to remain an outsider.

Raveena

R&B Singer Raveena Has Cracked Her Soul Open for Her New Album Asha’s Awakening

Kaleidoscopic R&B singer contemplates the journey of her latest album, music promotion, and more on the surprising influences.

American singer and songwriter Raveena Aurora has made it clear to all that she has the power to heal herself. She is adamant and clarifies that no one will help you be happy. It is you who can bring your happiness. Raveena is evident on her grounds as she has gone through this, tried, and she knows it all.

The singer of R&B music has traveled to the mountains for at least two to three days every week. During the first quarantine phase in 2020, she went to the hills of Los Angeles and conjured a connection with God and aliens. She maintains a schedule and regularly exercises and meditates.

The artist also writes down her affirmations, penning down what she has been grateful for. Ever since the inception of the epidemic, she has primarily focused on keeping herself engaged with herself. She contemplates that her soul has cracked open as she has been effortlessly working on Asha’s Awakening.

Raveena has knitted the power of healing through each new album track. She makes sure that there stands a chance of celebrating herself enormously through the tracks. The best part about her latest release is that it concludes with a 15 minute extended guided meditation.

The artist was sure that she was undertaking enough risk, but she wanted to help her listeners. She has made sure that all her album tracks are well mastered and produced in top-notch quality. Her music promotion does all the talking, mainly focusing on finding solace and internal peace.

Asha’s Awakening builds upon a space princess from ancient Punjab. The tracks graciously chart the revelations of love, destruction, and restoration over centuries. Nevertheless, the album’s contrasts burst with colors or joy and deliver a frenetic tempo.

Carly-Rae

Canadian Singer and Songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe Magnified Prominence in Pop Music

Tavish Crowe and Josh Ramsay, co-writers of Call Me Maybe, contemplate the hit-making strategy of the song. Undoubtedly it lifted Jepsen into the ultimate stratosphere.

A decade ago, the pop world experienced a pivotal shift in its melody music. The alternative stylings in the spectrum of subgenres redefine the pop ethos. Taylor Swift’s pop music underwent evolution with her album Red. However, the theme of Lana Del Rey and Max Martin’s music was also captivating.

On the other hand Channel Orange, the seminal release by Frank Ocean also lingers on in pop music. And after that emerged Carly Rae Jepsen through Canadian Idol. She was placed in the third position in the music competition.

After the competition, she released her debut album, Tug of War, in 2008. This album project preceded her bubblegum pop career, and it soon underwent evolution with Call Me Maybe.

The hit single did a marvelous job in her career as soon as it became viral. It not only helped her shift the direction of pop culture but transformed her entire career. And lastly, before it sealed the first position in the hit songs list, it went through some iterations.

Jepsen revealed the main reason behind Call Me Maybe. It promotes chemistry when you feel that you have met the right person. She added that the spark must be investigated and left to linger just there. She mentioned that she was also too shy to take the initiative and approach someone she likes.

Carly had been writing songs with Crowe in the initial stage, and they came up with an alternate version of the track. Ramsay mentions that he wanted to create the song by combining Carly’s acoustics. He wanted her to have the infectious energy just like Katy Perry.

But that didn’t happen. She made things roll her way. Her bright eyes and endearing personality escalated the power of the lyrics from the single. Ramsay believes that Carly made the proper delivery. And that made her music promotion very lively, genuine, and grounded.

Canadian pop star Justin Beiber also tweeted that Call Me Maybe was the catchiest song he ever heard. Songwriter Ramsay recalls that the music exploded on the radio, and people were hooked.

Crowe said when the song was going viral everywhere else, it was slipping down in the Canadian charts. Nevertheless, the song gained traction across the entire globe. It remained at the No. 1 position in Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks straight. And since then, Jepsen’s music has proved to be timeless, and it never goes out of style.

“Want It Bad”: New Track by Nigo and Kid Cudi

The new latest music of Nigo is a collaboration with Kid Cudi. The track “Want It Bad” was produced by Pharrel Williams. It is the second single recently released by the Bape Funder. He is currently busy preparing the album “I Know Nigo.”

More About Kid Cudi

The song “Want It Bad” is the first release of Kid Cudi in 2022. In 2020, Kudi released the third installment of his “Man on the Moon” trilogy. It was titled “Man on the Moon III- The Chose.” The album features stars like Skepta, Triple Redd and Phoebe Bridgers. Later on, he released a music video with a sci-fi theme for the album “Heaven on Earth.”

Cudi has been associated with a lot of film projects recently. He made a brief appearance in the movie “Don’t Look Up.” He performed a song titled “Just Look Up” in the movie with Ariana Grande. He is working with Jay-Z on a track in the movie “The Harder They Fall.” The artist will also be seen in the upcoming horror movie titled “X,” which will be distributed by A24.

The rap music artist has been in a public fallout with collaborator Kanye West. He addressed his fans amidst the ongoing turmoil and thanked them for supporting him. His tweet expressed his gratitude for the love and support of fans from all over the world. In the song “Want It Bad,” Kudi is seen talking about living his long-time dreams.

Ending Note

The stunning music video of “Want It Bad” was shot in Paris. Meanwhile, the album “I Know Nigo” locked up the release date of March 25. It is not the first collaboration between Pharell and Nigo. Their friendship can be traced back to two decades.

 

Jarad Anthony Higgins

The talented rap music artist Juice WRLD lost his life on Dec 8, 2021. The tragic incident happened only six days after his 21st birthday. The real name of the talented musician was Jarad Anthony Higgins.

What Happened to the Talented Musician?

After landing at the Midway International Airport in Chicago, the singer suffered a medical emergency. He suffered a seizure after his landing. The law enforcement sources revealed that the rap artist was bleeding from his mouth.

He was pronounced dead after he was brought in at a nearby hospital. The doctors at the hospital treated him for an hour while trying to steady his heartbeat. Over a month after his death, it was announced that the artist died from an accidental drug overdose.

Tributes Kept Pouring in for the Musician

Several eminent figures from the music world expressed their grief after his death. Camila Cabello was one of the first to offer her condolences after the news of Juice WRLD’s death.

Lil Nas X posted a tweet for the budding artist. He expressed his disappointment that so many young and talented artists are losing their lives. DJ Zane Lowe revealed that he found Juice WRLD gifted and thoughtful artist.

The DJ said that the music of Juice WRLD was impacting millions. He also revealed that he always wanted to Juice WRLD in person. He could not contain his grief that the meeting wouldn’t be possible anymore.

Ending Note

The illustrious career of Juice WRLD was sky-rocketing. His songs blended rap and melody music. “Lucid Dreams” was one of his iconic releases, occupying the second position in US Billboards. After his death, fans could not help but notice his song “Legends,” which talked about the artist not making it past 21 years.

Anais Mitchell

Indie-Folk Artist Anais Mitchell Reflects on the Moments from Watershed

Singer and songwriter Anais Mitchell is a prolific artist who has created Hadestown. Within a decade, she returned in circles to her songwriting habits for her debut solo album.

Mitchell has come up with the first solo record in 10 years. The closing track of the album Watershed exquisitely reflects her present days. She depicts the picture of where life has taken her through music. Her last release of melody music was Young Man in America in 2012.

Anais’ 2010 studio album Hadestown metamorphosed into the Broadway musical. This album won as many as eight Tonys, including Best Original Score and Best Musical in 2019. 2020 was indeed a rewarding year for the indie-folk artist. She gave birth to her second child and formed a supergroup of indie-folk.

Her group consisted of Bonny Light Horseman, Eric D. Johnson, and Josh Kaufman. The track Watershed makes the artist’s journey marvelous. The music explores the purpose of one’s life and how it can be made gradually imperceptible. The singer mentioned that the lyrics kept on returning to her as she found herself in a watershed moment of life.

She intended not to break from solo music for at least a decade. And she didn’t take a break as she engaged herself with tons of other projects. The artist enjoys dedicating her energy to each task and endeavors individually.

Mitchell mentioned that the epidemic had significantly influenced her musical career. It helped deliver her the private space that was lacking in her life for a long time. She revealed how she loves enjoying her personal life away from all the paparazzi invading her privacy. So right before delivering her second child, she decided to fly to Vermont, where the paps couldn’t see her.

As a songwriter, she enjoys bringing out the intersection that caters to the mythical and the universal. The indie-folk artist makes sure that her songs can speak up for others outside her life.

 

 

Pusha T New Music

Bop Shop Records Picks Out Trending New Releases From Pusha T, Madison Rose, LOLO and Maggie Lindemann, and More

Bop Shop has teamed up with all the unlikely melody music from diet coke to anti-valentine’s day anthems.

Bop Shop, the largest record label, has picked up some newly released music. Collated below are some of the melody shop’s latest music and some oldies.

●     Diet Coke by Pusha T

Pusha T has made a relentless return by wavering on the light air. All praise goes to the production team 88-Keys and Ye. Pusha is glad about the results. It left him unsurprised but has made him excited like never before. He continues to be the first rapper on coke for 20 years and still carries the legacy forward.

●     Debbie Downer by LOLO and Maggie Lindemann

LOLO declared on TitTok that in 2022 they would make hot music by compiling weird and sad songs. They have intricately knitted the nostalgia-soaked anthem for those who feel like an outsider.

●     Smiley by Yena ft. Bibi

K-pop soloist, Yena, returns with a dynamic track that feels bright, just like sunshine on your skin. Bibi’s sultry vocals add dark contrast and make the track more impactful.

●     Goodbye Tommy by Joywave

This music video has a sepia tone. The longing colors of the melody, along with the icy keyboards and synthetic drums, evoke pop music. The track, however, deviates away from all kinds of melodrama.

●     Honda by FKA Twigs

The singers of this track trade barbs about their sexual and financial prowess. They smoke blunt marijuana and speed down the highway. The slinky and simmering swag of the music makes people thump their feet.

●     Better Off Alone by Madison Rose

The queer music dance video dropped on Valentine’s day. The self-love anthem has the right tint of melody music inculcated within it. Make sure you know why you are entirely ‘better off alone.’

●     Bad Habits by Ed Sheeran ft. Bring Me the Horizon

The electrifying BRIT Awards performance of Ed Sheeran has shocked fans. The musical spectrum was entirely shaken when they witnessed Sheeran’s heavy rendition. It was an incredibly fresh take that has lived on the charts for a long time.

●     Luna by Oneus

This sextet has been a staple for all the K-pop fans’ playlists. The traditional Korean song can make you climb up the stage and let you shake a leg.

●     Snake by Sadurn

The pensive new cut is an absolute delicacy for the long drives. Even though the songwriter has instilled plenty of pathos, the folky song can be reminiscent.

K-Pop

Almost everyone believes that the Korean Culture Festival began on a hunch. Founders, artists, and fans contemplate how the Korean Culture Festival grew rapidly.

July 2019 had witnessed the biggest craze for South Korean pop melody music. New York’s Madison Square Garden and Jacob K. Javits Convention Center were filled with rapturous electric thumps for two days. There was a footfall of about 55000 fans that massively kicked off the stateside trek of KCON.

KCON is the first Korean culture festival that catered to conventions during the daytime and concerts during the night. This was a golden opportunity for all the K-pop fans to connect with the stars and influencers.

Before this, the Prudential Center of the annual convention was in Newark, New Jersey. The spaces within would allow the fans to walk through freely. Some installations were larger than life from Korean brands like – Bibigo, Kakao Friends, and Innisfree. The fans sang along, cheered, and screeched while they kept on waving luminous lightsticks.

Within ten years, KCON became the largest hub for Korean pop culture. The international spread also has a name – The Hallyu wave. Its evolution runs parallel with the inflation of the K-Pop music industry. But today, K-pop music is far more accessible than anything else.

All the singles by BTS have infiltrated the Billboard 200 charts and have been added to the radio play worldwide. Initially, the KCON landscape was entirely different from what it is now. Psy’s Gangnam Style became the most sensational song, and it was listed at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The former head of KCON and vice president of CJ Entertainment and Media says that it feels like a million years. He also mentioned that he always believed there were massive K-pop fans worldwide. All they needed was a field to prove it.

So by creating a U.S.-style cultural festival, they can now celebrate K-pop. The first KCON was held on 13th October 2012 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, California. Nevertheless, some accidents have been reported, and KCON implemented stricter safety protocols in their event in the following years.

From 2020, K-pop has led the music industry through its online gatherings and virtual concerts. They have not stopped cheering up and winning the hearts of millions even during the epidemic. Their massive music promotion has made the world of KCON even more colorful.

Take Me Home

Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk are the co-writers of the Take Me Home Album. They contemplate how the music album acts as the cornerstone of the band members’ solo music promotion.

2012 was a groundbreaking year for the biggest hits, artists, and cultural movements in pop music. Before 2010, the screaming fanatics of boy bands were almost barren. Forerunners like NSYNC and Backstreet Boys broke up and were not in the news anymore.

One Direction members – Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson, individually auditioned on The X Factor (U.K.). They were given the task of practicing and performing covers in a group by sharing the spotlight. And just within a few months, they successfully attracted millions of audience, thereby increasing their fan following.

Simon Cowell formed one Direction, and he also signed them up with the largest record label – Syco Records. The five band members and other songwriters and pop producers released their debut album Up All Night in 2011.

Most of the songs of the album were inspired by melody music producers. Singers Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, and Savan Kotecha helped make the album’s hit song What Makes You Beautiful. This trio has previously worked with boy bands like Westlife, Backstreet Boys, and NSYNC. Kelly Clarkson, Jamie Scott, and Steve Mac also had outstanding contributions to the album.

All the crew members also participated gladly in their second album, Take Me Home, in 2012. And that is when Zayn, Harry, Liam, Louis, and Niall’s music interests escalated. They learned to write songs on their own, play instruments and produce melody music.

Songwriter Yacoub explains that their only motivation to set the five together was to craft the finest pop music. However, the individual members of One Direction were thirsty to craft their songs. Falk says that there was an excellent probability of the five members to explore entirely new aspects.

Songs Last First Kiss and Back for You from the album Take Me Home had song credits of all five. After their breakout in 2012, the boy band found themselves rewriting their script. Niall Horan would spend almost the entire day learning the guitar from Falk. At the same time, Liam Payne studied the whole process of creation. On the other hand, Harry Styles grew interested in learning how to write songs.

Falk and Yacoub recall that songs were being brought to them just a decade ago. But now, they have their unique musical visions. Horan has wholly embraced the roots of being an individual songwriter. Malik also gained popularity when he collaborated with Timbaland and Kehlani.

However, Tomlinson and Payne took some time to carve their personal space in the music industry. And lastly, Harry Styles gained the ultimate momentum to become the breakout star of One Direction.

Falk says that their songs will carry on their legacy as a boy band. Repenting, he adds, it becomes demanding to find them as an actual boy band.

Lokolil is a 21-year old rap music artist who is on the brink of fame. The artist, whose real name is Khalil Durden, hails from Bronx, New York. The young and talented artist has always been fascinated by music. Artists like DMX and Tupac influence his music.

Lokolil

Who Supported Lokolil’s Dream?

His father highly supported Lokolil’s passion for music. The man was an affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan. A tragedy hit Lokolil when his father was found dead in 2021. But the tragedy motivated Lokolil to pursue his and his father’s dream of becoming one of the greatest musicians in the Bronx.

Lokolil decided to turn his life events and childhood memories into something productive. His childhood was shaped by street violence and hardships that influenced his music. He can share impactful stories with the world through his musical talent.

Lokolil has been in the streets and undergone some terrifying experiences. But he did not let dramatic experiences define his identity. He took it as a challenge to rise against what society expected of him. He was committed to learning Bronx Drill, which is undoubtedly one of the breakout eras of the music industry.

Lokolil’s Career

According to music updates, Lokolil’s first music video titled “You Are My High” already has more than 300k YouTube views. His music contains everything that will help him share his stories with the world. His powerful music will help him make a massive name for himself and his family.

Lokolil wants to give his two young kids a wonderful life with the money and fame he receives through music. His fan base is proliferating on the platforms of some of the leading music streaming providers. The young artist is a true enigma in the music industry, making a name for himself after the first release.

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