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VICTORIA, TX | JANUARY 22nd, 2021 - Alternative rock band Velvet Skyline have released their new single "Circles," available on all digital platforms NOW. "Circles" serves as the lead single off of their upcoming LP "What We Have In Common" (out February 5th). The song ushers in the progressive and grunge influenced sound of the album. Led by lead vocalist Taylor Seerden, the quartet is full of fresh, youthful, punky energy. The entirety of the LP will take listeners on an emotional journey, telling an edged-out coming of age story through punk production. For listeners that are just being introduced to Velvet Skyline, "Circles" is a perfect welcome.
Velvet Skyline is a female fronted, modern-alternative-rock band with grunge influences. The band was formed by lead guitarist Hunter Puentes and by vocalist Taylor Seerden in Victoria, Texas in 2017. Soon after the band got together, bassist Nate Martinez joined, and they started booking shows, mostly as a cover band, just wanting to play in front of a crowd. Eventually their quest for musical permanence led them to Denton, TX, a small college town with an active music scene, they found their current drummer, Chris Ortiz, who brings a solid punk influence to the group. Together they wrote their full length album “What We Have in Common,” which is set to debut in February of this year. The band cites active influences of grunge, progressive and alternative rock throughout the whole album. Velvet Skyline uses music as forms of escape and therapy; using strong and vivid themes and imagery to celebrate empowerment, tackle past trauma and to show strength in uncertain times.
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JANUARY 20th, 2021 - Pop rock artist HAAS has announced the upcoming release of their new single "Headfirst," out February 5th. Her previous EP "Love & Loss", which was released in 2019, upheld a Kelly Clarkson-esque organic pop/rock sound, but HAAS has since taken on the inclusion of other elements into their music. "Headfirst" leans deeper into the pop spectrum, while still maintaining the vulnerability featured in their previous work. About the single, HAAS states:
“Headfirst” is about being a dreamer in an environment where people don’t understand nor try to understand. The song explores the feelings of love, fear and desperation to reach those dreams. Without your dreams, you’re no longer yourself.
HAAS is a pop artist from Virginia. HAAS started out writing songs and playing covers in her basement as a form of escape. Eventually, it stemmed into a passion that led to the formation of HAAS. The name is a tribute to not only her family name but her late grandfather who inspired her through his music. HAAS became the official name in 2018. Through the use of catchy melodies and expressive lyrics, HAAS has been able to marry different sounds to create unique music. HAAS uses music not only as an outlet for herself, but wants the music to be an outlet for others. She draws on personal hardships, such as loss, strained relationships, bullying, depression, and anxiety, but also hardships happening within the world. HAAS strives to promote a place of safety and inclusivity, where it is okay to be who you are and forget about the real world for a minute. HAAS discussed being bullied and scared of being who she is and by embracing herself, she hopes to inspire others to do the same; “love who you are and don’t be afraid to do the things you want.”
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PITTSBURGH, PA | JANUARY 15th, 2021 - Alternative pop artist ØPALS have announced the upcoming release of their new single "Middle of the Night," out February 5th. Gibson wrote “Middle of the Night” with the intention of becoming the best version of yourself, and reflects their battle with bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. “Shining bright in the middle of the night” represents overcoming the darkness that is mental illness. The upbeat track offers fresh production, countering the song's dark upbringing. About the single, they state:
"I wanted to write this song with the intention of becoming the best version of yourself. I personally have bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety and I know the other members of ØPALS have some troubles too. “Shining bright in the middle of the night” represents overcoming the darkness that is mental illness."
Native to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ØPALS is a pop project including singer/songwriter Ale Gibson. Originally starting as a duo with Ale and producer Nigel Seibert, the two collaborated on making several sub genres of pop songs. With a bright dynamic and invigorating tunes, ØPALS generates a sound that ranges over multiple genres such as pop rock, disco pop, and pop punk. ØPALS strives to show you can be your most authentic self and also the significance in representation of people in these communities as artists.
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