Sunday, August 1, 2021

TOWSLEY - DAMAGED

 


TOWSLEY takes ‘Deliberate’ and bold steps with raw yet inspirational new EP 

SPRINGFIELD, MA – TOWSLEY is an unconventional musician with an equally unique introduction to music. At only 4 years old – after seeing a live bluegrass band – she knew that music was in her future … but she had to convince her parents of that fact. Begging them to buy her a guitar almost every day for a year, they finally relented and purchased what would become the first of many instruments that this talented artist would master. Mostly self-taught by ear, TOWSLEY developed a unique sound and style that caught the attention of anyone who heard her. With an astounding voice and an intriguing guitar style, she was soon being sought after for new music. Growing up in the church, she found her way into ministry as a worship leader and church music director. But she eventually left this path behind after coming out as a lesbian.  

As with many others who have made that bold announcement to their families and community, TOWSLEY faced a lot of backlash and disappointment. Her response was to walk away from music and flee to the military. She enlisted with the U.S. Army, and for the past three years she’s been serving in Italy. It was during an especially dark and depressing time for her during the 2020 Pandemic and ensuing quarantine that she turned back to music as a source of therapy. And in the midst of that anguish she found her love for writing music again.  

Out of that process comes her latest EP “Deliberate.” The five songs on the project perfectly express the meaning behind the name of the EP – a mantra, of sorts, for her life moving forward. Each of the songs on the project were chosen for a reason, with deliberate purpose and intention to bring listeners on a journey. She deliberately chose songs that highlight and expose different aspects of who she is as a person through stories with which other people can relate. And she puts those ideas against a style that has been compared to Amy Winehouse, Florence + The Machine and even Adele.  The debut single from the EP, “Damaged,” is a perfect example of how this blend of ideas and sounds comes together in intriguing ways. 

“All of the songs on this EP came from that place of isolation,” TOWSLEY said. “I was in a dark period of time trying to find some light and reconnect with my passion for writing. With ‘Damaged,’ I get very raw and show people who I am as a person. We’re all damaged, and this is my story of how I’m damaged. We’re all damaged, but that doesn’t mean we’re damaged goods. It’s an important message I want people to hear. You’re not alone. We’ve all been in a dark place and a little broken, but that doesn’t mean that’s the sum of who you are.” 

With a drive to connect with people and the desire to be a voice for marginalized communities – especially the LGBTQ+ community – TOWSLEY hopes that listeners will feel a connection to her music and find inspiration to live their most authentic lives. With influences that range everywhere from jazz to blues to folk to Pop to classical to metal to rock to Gospel and everything in between, she has a vibe and stories with which fans all over the world will be able to relate.  

To listen to TOWSLEY’s music, or to follow her on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://open.spotify.com/album/61h2Ee4rrXZNXd5Iyql4H0 

https://music.apple.com/us/album/deliberate-ep/1574465510 

https://music.amazon.com/albums/B0989K5MQJ 

https://www.iheart.com/artist/towsley-763233/albums/deliberate-138464327/ 

https://www.instagram.com/mmtowsley/?hl=en 

https://www.facebook.com/mmtowsleymusic/ 

https://twitter.com/towsleymusic 

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdXvhWaC

Anthony Q - OG Advice

 


Memphis’ own Vibe King, telling stories in music 

You can call it Soul, you can call it R&B, or Hip Hop, Anthony Q doesn’t care as long as he’s telling a story and showing why he calls himself the “Vibe King,” through his music 

“I’m not just calling myself the Vibe King because it looks good on paper,” the Memphis born and bred artist said. “I literally have so many different vibes that I’m going to give you, so when people start to question, what lane is he in? I’m in my lane.” 

Anthony Q spans a number of genres with hits such as OG Advice, Feel So Good, Better and newly released singles Home, Move On and Monster.  

He grew up a military brat, living for three years in Germany as a young child while his mother was stationed overseas and served in Operation Desert Storm.  

He says he got his musical talent from his father, who currently serves as his manager. 

“I’ve been singing since I was probably 8 years old,” Anthony said. “I grew up singing in a group from my teenage years on up until my early 20s. I’ve been singing in studios, especially in talent searches since I was 15. Now I’m just trying to find my own niche as a solo artist and song-writer as well.” 

His music spans different genres and it spans different topics as well. 

His single OG Advice tells the story of the advice he’s been given growing up and growing as an artist.  

“OG is coming from where I come from,” Anthony Q said. “The majority of my life, I come from the hood and in the hood there’s always an older OG who’s been to jail or already lived through what you’ve lived through. A lot of time he gives you advice and in the hood it’s not real nurturing but it’s real. Hey man keep your head up. Don’t worry about what nobody else is doing, you got to do you, you’ve got to find what works for you.” 

Anthony said his latest release, Monster, has been mistaken as a “Black Lives Matter” song, but he said it’s based on his experience as a black man with others of his own race and other races. 

“It may seem like you’re going to get something different from me but it’s all because I’ve lived it,” he said. “I’ve been through it, I’ve had the conversations, I’ve had down times I’ve had ups, I’ve been in love, I’ve had my heart broken, I’ve broken hearts. You’re going to get different vibes. For me, I’ve had the opportunity to live a lot of things, so I’m going to share my life with you.” 

Follow Anthony Q on Instagram: @anthonyqthavibe   

See his YouTube Channel at https://youtube.com/channel/UCEwf16KaRtccMYE3nm9RSJA and see his track OG Advice on Youtube at https://youtu.be/ufJr_AtD7oY  

His music is available on Apple Music at https://music.apple.com/us/album/og-advice/1558493201?i=1558493202&ls https://music.apple.com/us/album/move-on/1569601123?i=1569601124&ls https://music.apple.com/us/album/monster-feat-world-pramyre/1574383119?i=1574383120&ls 

He’s available on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/2pae36JwIwwS5a9G0qqI82?si=kApl0n3dRFqhzyIfT7wbRQ&dl_branch=1 

Link Tree to Anthony Q: https://linktr.ee/Anthonyqdavibe 

Ant200 (@ant200_) - "The Next Chapter" (Album)

Jackson, Mississippi artist Ant200 releases his new album entitled "The Next Chapter". "The Next Chapter" is a fourteen track album led by his singles entitled "200 Shots", "33" and "Trendsetter". The album have no features and Ant200 shows the listener his versality with this album.

Mohead Mike (@Mohead_Mike) F/ Big Boogie (@BigBoogieR4L) & Duke Deuce (@dukedeuce901) - "PTPOM" Remix | Shot by @Filmanati

Jackson, Mississippi artist Mohead Mike releases his official music video for his remix to smash single entitled "PTPOM (Put That Pussy On Me)" featuring Memphis, Tennessee artists Big Boogie and Duke Deuce. "PTPOM" was shot by Filmanati Productions.

J. Cole and Puma Team Up In Joint Collaboration

 


J. Cole and Puma released the two final two styles of their sneaker collaboration Dreamers. Featured in the latest drop are the “White Joints”, “Dreamer 2 Blue”, and the RS-Dreamer Ebony and Ivory.

Did Mariah Carey Threaten Jennifer Lopez?

 


The two singers have shared bad blood for years after the Songbird Supreme shocked fans when she famously claimed she "didn't know" Jennifer.

Mariah, 51, once "threatened to kick JLo's a**" at a party in the early '90s, Margaret Cho, 52, has revealed.

Jay-Z To Reopen 40/40 Club In NYC


Jay Z is bringing 100 new jobs to the New York City area. The rapper and business man is reopening his 40/40 Club in Madison Square in August, and is looking to fill 100 positions.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Reek Exclusive F/ King Rab - "Main One"

Reek Exclusive and King Rab aim to create a new sound for the music culture with their upcoming EP project titled “New Wave”. To let everyone know what’s ahead we present the new single “Main One”. The record carries a laid back vibe as both artists fall into the hazy production perfectly. 

Adam Nuckels - King Is Home

 


Adam Nuckels finds life post-pandemic with genre-bending new single ‘King Is Home’ 

Pittsburgh, PA– In the words of veteran Adam Nuckels, “Post military life has had its challenges.” Having served two tours of duty in the Middle East during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom – and 12 years of service in total – Nuckels left the military in November 2017 facing an uncertain future. 

Zero Kares - It Is What It Is


Zero Kares leads listeners on journey of self-discovery with emotional new single ‘DNA’ 

IRVINE, CA – Zero Kares is an artist simply trying to find true love. But forces – some under his control and some not – will not allow him to reach it easily. Every song he creates and every word he utters is another footstep on his journey to fulfill that dream. And his latest single, “DNA,” is yet another chapter on that quest. 

Born from disappointing relationships of the past, “DNA” explores the ways in which negativity can be contagious and how often we take on the characteristics of our significant others, even when we should not. 

“Some of my partners in the past have had very toxic DNA, and in a lot of ways it rubbed off on me,” Zero Kares said. “When both DNAs are toxic, there’s no way a relationship can go how it should. Your DNA is toxic, and now mine is toxic, and now we either have to deal with that toxicity or over time we’ll become poisoned. This song is very raw and emotional – not in an angry way, just edgy in its emotionality. It is what it is, and we need to acknowledge it and work through it or we’ll never grow and take that next step in the journey.”


 

A lot of Zero Kares’ music is raw. He likes to play with big sounds and use those vibes as conduits for his emotions – bringing listeners along with him on the journey of self-discovery as he overcomes his own limitations and defeats the forces working against him. His style is very melodic, but it also bangs really hard. Some have described it as a mixture of The Weeknd and XXX Tentacion. And against that backdrop he shares messages and experiences of things he goes through in life.  

“I’m creating music that helps people ride that emotional roller coaster people go through,” he said. “I’m trying to enhance their life experiences. If you’re going through a situation in your life and one of my songs clicks with you, then maybe that helps you understand how someone else might feel. Or maybe it will get you hyped to go through whatever you’re going through. Or maybe it will just help you know that it’s all gonna be OK.” 

That kind of attitude permeates the music that Zero Kares creates, and serves as the defining mantra of his persona. It’s less a name that encourages people not to care about anything in life, and more a name that inspires people to live a carefree lifestyle. Bang to his music and you’ll get through whatever life throws at you. “Just live your best life and enjoy whatever you want to do,” he said.  

“DNA” is currently available across all streaming platforms and is the first from a new EP that will be a mix between EDM, Emo-Punk, and R&B. He said that project should come out later this year, and will serve as a showcase of his diversity – incorporating sounds from influences all over the world.  

To listen to Zero Kares’ music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://soundcloud.com/zerokares/dna/s-4HfZo
https://www.instagram.com/zerokares/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRejfMqhUQ85yNAIRkbDU7A
https://twitter.com/0kares

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