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Ben&Ben paint breathtaking imagery of young love on new single, Upuan

It’s official: Ben&Ben have finally released “Upuan,” the first single off their upcoming sophomore album to be released under Sony Music.




Written in 2019, in Dumaguete upon arrival at the hotel after one of their shows, their new song takes a nostalgic look on young love, and as Ben&Ben describe it, “the palpable romantic tension that arises from friendships that are formed by sitting next to each other, and the adventurous conversations that ensue.”

Lyrically, “Upuan” draws breathtaking imagery that interprets gestures in such lifelike ways, capturing a play of details with romantic earnestness. The band points out, “we incorporated a more visual style in the song, painting a picture for the listener and transporting them to that familiar place, of falling in love with someone they just met, whether that is in a classroom, by the beach, at a restaurant.”




It helps that they’re painting a picture in the listener’s head with ethereal arrangements and soaring choruses that swirl beautifully against a backdrop of naturalist setting: samples of birds singing, the swoosh of the waves, and even the conversation of the trees. There is magic in the way Ben&Ben fuse all these elements together to create a cinematic landscape punctuated by poetry and inventiveness. It’s effortlessly picturesque, while employing a level of commitment to make the audience feel like they’re part of the experience, as if tapping into something personal and is of utmost importance to their being.

In a joint statement, the nine-piece collective said that the music of “Upuan” was conceived during a random jamming session with no prior agenda as to how it would sound. “But to our surprise, that first jamming brought about the soul of how Upuan sounds now. The earthy, ethereal soundscapes, and that sense of sonic adventure came from the fact that we just moved in together, and being in a new place surrounded with summer vibes and nature elements, helped shape our expression of our new song. We feel very blessed to be close to nature in this season and it’s almost like a tribute to their beauty that we included them in the song.”

Written and produced by Ben&Ben, co-produced/mixed by Jean Paul Verona, and mastered by Leon Zervos, “Upuan” was recorded in the band’s home studio. Verona and sound engineer Sam Marquez helped in the recording process, giving the song its final touches.

The acclaimed hitmakers are also currently working on their second album. “Since the production of this song, we're continuously working on all the other songs that will complete it. We're really pushing forward in terms of experimentation and diversity of sound in the songs.”

Ben&Ben’s “Upuan” is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide via Sony Music.

Sincere Da Dreamer's Be On All Dat Brings Classic Bars On This New Release Single

Rising American Musician Sincere Da Dreamer based in New Orleans released a new single, “Be On All That” last May 3. Sincere Da Dreamer is a multi-talented artist, rapper, producer, DJ, and songwriter. The talented artist is quickly making waves in the scene with his unparalleled sound and style.


 

Sincere drops his newest single, “Be On All Dat” on his official streaming channels. Sincere Da Dreamer is all about straight BARS! Sincere Da Dreamer knows how to get right down to business, no filler. The chorus. Pure fluff when you consider the meat and bones of the song. The beat. Filler, acting as the foundation on which these heavy lyrics stand.

“Be On All Dat” uses powerful lyrics with even more powerful images to ask a question. In many ways, there’s no resolution. No ending. And that’s the point. At the end of it all, you have a choice. It is a song that talked about helping your friends and encouraging them to do the right things, as well as coming to the reality that when they don't listen to you and they do the wrong things you have to move on. The artist wrote the song and it's based on his experiences. This right here is the type of thing you build a legacy on.



 
Watch the full music video of “Be On All Dat” on Sincere Da Dreamer’s official Youtube
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NunReacts collaborated with many Korean artist signed an Exclusive Management Contract with CTM

YouTuber NunReacts, who is receiving a lot of love for reaction content about Korean hip-hop scene, has signed an exclusive contract with CULTURE THINK MANAGEMENT (CTM, CEO Jin Kyeom Kim).NunReacts is a popular YouTuber with over 400k subscribers. As the idea for the name came from a nun, the creator appears in content with wearing a mask of a nun and is called as ‘brother Nun’ or ‘Mr(Mrs). Nun’.
 
NunReacts has secured a strong fan base with a high understanding of the Korean hip-hop scene and intense reactions to the music and live performance of hip-hop musicians. Also, the official merchandise sold in December was sold out in a short period, proving its popularity.

                 

                          


CTM, a comprehensive artist management company, has a roster including Basick, Colde, Crucial Star, Sam Ock, and many other artists and is providing the same professional management services to creators such as NunReacts, Conut Tv as well, so that creators can give full play to their talents in various fields.


 

With this exclusive contract as momentum, it is expected that NunReacts will more actively engage in on- and off-line and both inside and outside of Korea as a global YouTuber who promotes Korean hip-hop to overseas hip-hop fans.

Cheat Codes unveil debut album, Hellraisers, PT.1

Prolific hit-making trio Cheat Codes, popularly known for their smash single “No Promises” (feat. Demi Lovato), has released the first part of their wildly anticipated three-part debut album, Hellraisers Pt. 1, available now on all DSPs and streaming services HERE. The groundbreaking eleven track project is highlighted by standout single “Lean On Me (feat. Tinashe)” out today.

                                




Hellraisers, Pt. 1 sees the multi-platinum group uniting with an eclectic cast of fellow artists, including Pop superstar Tinashe and Spanish alt-pop singer-songwriter Au/Ra. In addition, the album includes recently released tracks such as “On My Life,” “Heaven,” “Between Our Hearts (feat. CXLOE),” “Stay (feat. Bryce Vine),” “Washed Up,” “Do It All Over (feat. Marc E. Bassy),” “No Chill (feat. Lil Xxel),” and “Hate You + Love You (feat. AJ Mitchell).”


The name of the album, “Hellraisers,” was the nickname given to the group by their late manager, Michael Theanne, who passed away just over a year ago, describing their playful and adventurous lifestyle. The album itself has three parts - each part has a distinct sound influenced by each member. This first part is focused on Trevor’s pop-leaning sound, while the second part will be focused on KEVI’s hip-hop flavor, and the third part will be focused on Matthew’s dance-influenced sound.





Heavily influenced by pop music, the trio creates a colorful and vivid story that is seen throughout each song on Hellraisers Pt. 1. “Lean On Me,” the album’s lead single featuring Tinashe, will entice your ears from the very first listen. The bassline and use of different percussive elements carries the song's emotion and ambition to center stage thanks to the group’s versatile skills. Tinashe and Trevor’s memorable vocals elevate the piece to the next level. With lyrics such as, “Baby when you're falling, you can lean on me, when you don't feel strong, when you don't believe,” it’s hard to not relate.


Hellraisers, Pt. 1 Tracklist


On My Life


Lean On Me (feat. Tinashe)


Do It All Over (feat. Marc E. Bassy)


Stay (feat. Bryce Vine)


Between Our Hearts (feat. CXLOE)


Heaven


No Chill (feat. Lil Xxel)


Wish It Was Me (feat. Au/Ra)


Mathematics


Hate You + Love You (feat. AJ Mitchell)


Washed Up




joan kick off the wave era’ with new single, so good

Beloved Arkansas duo joan return with their infectious new single ‘so good’. The first new music from a new chapter for the band, ‘the wave era’ will come in the form of two new EPs dropping this year via Photo Finish Records. About ‘so good’, Steven and Alan explain that the song is “about feeling like you’re meant to be with someone who just walked in the room. it’s about being around someone that just makes your life feel good. it’s about wishing that person was there your whole life, because you didn’t realize how good it could be. here’s hoping you have that someone, or hoping you find them soon”





The ‘wave era’ will see new singles from the two EPs landing on the first Thursday of each month, soundtracking the rest of 2021 with their trademark alt-pop bops, tinged with the sweetest hint of 90’s R&B influences. joan add “after we released “cloudy/partly cloudy”, we got straight to work, writing so many new songs. we found that the songs were naturally falling in two different camps. so, we decided rather than trying to force them to work together, it would be more interesting to release two ep’s over the course of the year. welcome to the wave era - here comes a new joan song each month through the end of the year :)”


joan (Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford) have spent the past few years building their musical empire, single by single, tour date by tour date, with the past two years being landmarks for them; their debut EP, 2019’s portra, and last year’s EP cloudy have been streamed well over 90 million times, with over a million listeners a month across streaming platforms. 


The guys spent much of 2019 on the road with major US and international tours supporting the likes of The Aces, COIN, Bloc Party and Jeremy Zucker, as well as playing to fans across Asia with headline shows and festivals in the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Early 2020 saw them playing to sold out crowds across the US on their first headline tour, including having to add additional shows in LA to accommodate ticket demand. Their virtual cloudy release show in August 2020 boasted thousands of ticket sales from fans who tuned into their livestream. 2021 is going to be an incredibly exciting year for joan, they’re only just getting started.


An Evening of Hope with Don Moen on May 1

Popular praise & worship leader Don Moen, along with his friend Lenny Leblanc, is set to do “An Evening of Hope,” an online concert filled with acoustic praise and worship on May 1, Saturday, 8:00 a.m. Manila time.




The award-winning gospel artist has visited the country many times in the previous years, mixing testimonies, scripture, and great music that inspire and encourage.

Don Moen worked from the ground up to become a household name in the Christian music industry. His debut record for Hosanna! Music went on to become certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1986. He then reached greater heights by developing Integrity Music serving as president, creative director, and executive producer and continued his musical pursuit for 20 years. Worship with Don Moen, his first album under his own name, was released in 1992. By 2007, a new initiative was founded by Don through The Don Moen Company.

On top of having accumulated 5 million units in global sales in his three decades of ministry, Don has also received over 11 Dove awards and nominations for his songs, CDs, choral resources, and has recorded almost 40 world-class albums.

Don Moen has been a blessing to many Filipinos as he brings them closer to God. His voice is soothing, and his songs are simple and heartfelt. They tell stories of a faithful God who listens, heals, and saves.

Some of Don Moen’s well-loved Christian songs are Celebrate, Jesus, Celebrate, Give Thanks, God Will Make A Way, I Offer My Life, I Want to Be Where You Are, I Will Sing, Crown Him, and God With Us.

Don Moen: An Evening of Hope Online Concert 2021 is presented by Ovation Productions.

Tickets now available via www.ovation.ph.