ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN AND PERFORMED FOR GRETA GERWIG’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MOTION PICTURE, BARBIE
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTED BY BILLIE EILISH
“WHAT WAS I MADE FOR?”
[From The Motion Picture “Barbie”]
“What Was I Made For?” [From The Motion Picture “Barbie”]
Oscar, Golden Globe and multiple GRAMMY® Award winning Billie Eilish released “What Was I Made For?” [From The Motion Picture “Barbie”] (Darkroom/Interscope Records), taken from the highly anticipated feature-length film, Barbie, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
“Think I forgot / How to be happy / Something I’m not / But something I can be / Something I wait for / Something I’m made for / Something I’m made for.”
“What Was I Made For?” [From The Motion Picture “Barbie”] was composed especially for Barbie by Billie Eilish alongside her brother FINNEAS who produced the track at his home-studio in Los Angeles. The intimate and heart-rending track exists as the sonic background for pivotal scenes through-out the film, while beautifully and poignantly highlighting the film’s important message and sentiment. The track also comes with an official music video, directed by Eilish. The video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop and on the Paramount Times Square billboards. On making the song and music video, Eilish shared to her fans “to be real with you this all seemed to happen in a time when i really needed it. i’m so so thankful for that.” Read the full statement HERE.
Watch the official music video for “What Was I Made For?” [From The Motion Picture “Barbie”] HERE.
“What Was I Made For?” [From The Motion Picture “Barbie”] will also be released as part of BARBIE THE ALBUM, the groundbreaking and star-studded musical companion to Barbie. The soundtrack was executive produced by Academy, Golden Globe and 7X Grammy® Award winning artist and producer Mark Ronson and Barbie writer/director/executive producer Greta Gerwig. BARBIE THE ALBUM is now available for pre-order HERE and arrives in stores and at all online retailers on Friday, July 21 in conjunction with the theatrical release of the feature film. For more information, visit barbiethealbum.com
“What Was I Made For?” [From The Motion Picture “Barbie”]is out everywhere now.
ABOUT BILLIE EILISH
With the release of her sophomore album Happier Than Ever’ debuting at #1 in the Billboard 200 in the U.S. and in 19 countries across the globe, the 21-year-old Los Angeles native remains one of the biggest stars to emerge in the 21st century.
Since the release of her debut single “ocean eyes” in 2015, Eilish continues to shatter the ceiling of music with her genre-defying sound. Fast forward from her humble breakout, her album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S as well as 17 additional countries around the world upon release in 2019 and was the most streamed album of that year.
Both albums were critically acclaimed worldwide and were written, produced and recorded entirely by Billie Eilish and brother FINNEAS. Billie Eilish has made history as the youngest artist to receive nominations and win in all the major categories at the 62nd GRAMMY® Awards, receiving an award for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album, and is also the youngest artist to write and record an official James Bond theme song, ‘No Time To Die,’ which won an Academy Award for Best Song this year.
To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken. Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Heyday Films Production, a LuckyChap Entertainment Production, an NB/GG Pictures Production, a Mattel Production, Barbie. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and released in theaters only nationwide on July 21, 2023 and internationally beginning July 19, 2023.
Directed by Greta Gerwig, Barbie stars Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell. The film is written by Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach, based on “Barbie” by Mattel, and produced by David Heyman, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner. The executive producers are Gerwig, Baumbach, Ynon Kreiz, Richard Dickson, Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich and Cate Adams. The film’s music supervisor is George Drakoulias, with music by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt.
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Classic-sounding New York City Punk Rock quartet The Underbites explode back on the scene with “Good Girl”, now available on Spotify and all major music services, with a killer companion video on YouTube.
“Good Girl” is a feel good, hyped up, can’t miss track for fans of acts like The Muffs, U.S. Bombs, The Ramones, Social Distortion and other pioneers of punk, with added homage paid to the proliferation of melodies and hooks in the pop-punk ‘90s and early 2000s. The Underbites can vibe with any of the classic CBGB, SoCal, NYHC or Warped Tour scenes that were all highly distinct from one another, but were delivered with a distinctively punk rock ethos.
“‘Good Girl’ isn’t intended to be smarmy,” explains frontman/guitarist Jon Fox. “I saw the soul singer Simi Stone live and when I saw her play her song ‘Good Girl,’ I thought ‘How interesting would it be to write a song from the point of view of the character — from someone who turned good… but not that good.'” Delivered with the band’s trademark combination of humor and punch, the titular character gives up “everything except weed and sex.”
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Lyrically, Fox draws as much from The Beach Boys, Squeeze and Robyn Hitchcock as he does from the Sex Pistols. Whether tackling activist posturing, consumer culture, economic decline, racial division, the sleazy machinations of politics, or polarizing figures like Donald Trump and Michael Moore, Fox is masterful at jolting listeners with an initial shock that, on closer inspection, reveals layers of thought.
Underbites songs, in fact, don’t spoon-feed you what they’re trying to say, which leaves fertile ground for listeners to walk away with some much-needed new perspective. In a world that’s constantly shouting at us, Fox knows all too well that shouting by itself doesn’t do the trick. Sure, he shouts a good deal too, but his songs are spiked with nuggets of wit and intelligence that belie their surface presentation.
“There’s also,” Fox points out, “a lot of humor, which is such an important part of the palette. You never wanna beat people over the head, so I try to couch my opinions in storytelling—and vice-versa. When we do politics, it’s political with a small-p.”
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The Island (Part One)
New Dream-folk Project by Norwegian Singer/Songwriter Stian Fjelldal
The Island — Part One, the sparkling debut by Norwegian singer-songwriter Stian Fjelldal’s new dream-folk project Birds Are Better has just been released to Spotify and all the major services.
Creative and eclectic, Birds are Better owes as much to classic groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash as it does to more modern fare like Fleet Foxes, The Flaming Lips and Susanne Sundfør.
Watch the video for “Marigold” here
After emerging onto to the scene with the radio hit “Håbløs”, a record deal with Warner Music, and releasing such memorable gems as “Sammen i Mørket,” “Æ vil heim,” “I verdens rigeste land,” “Bare min,, “Festen,” and “Ville hesta,” Fjelldal found himself in a creative rut. So he decided to free himself and go in a new direction with Birds Are Better. These days, Fjelldal is something of a major-label refugee who’s staking his claim in independence and creative freedom with this album.
The Island — Part One is clearly the work of a singer/songwriter reveling in his newfound sense of creative freedom and resurgence. The results are, by turns, gorgeous, breathtaking, melancholy and, ultimately, life-affirming.
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Artist and LGBTQ Advocate Calliope Wren Presents New Pride Anthem “Her and I”Singer/songwriter, musician, and advocate for the LGBTQ Community Calliope Wren has announced her anthemic new single “Her and I” is now available on all the major music services.
“Her and I”, which in line with its June release, celebrates pride, personal freedom and the journey of individual exploration.”For people who may need a song like this (I know I did when I was exploring my sexuality), it’s about the embracing of something new and different, that just feels right.” – Calliope Wren
As is said of the wren, “for such a small bird, it has a remarkably loud voice”, and Calliope Wren has been stretching those powerful pipes.
Not unlike her ancient ancestral namesake, Calliope (Wren) is “pure eloquence. Her poetry is epic! The ecstatic harmony of her voice makes her the Chief of all Muses”.
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Taylor Swift has made history once again this week. The vinyl release of folklore: the long pond studio sessions debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200, logging the “The highest chart debut for a Record Store Day Vinyl ever.”
Right now, Taylor Swift occupies three spots in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 (#3 folklore: the long pond studio sessions, #4 Midnights, #10 Lover), joining Whitney Houston as the only female soloist to achieve this milestone.
Moreover, folklore: the long pond studio sessions has emerged as “the first vinyl-only release to land in the Top 10” in the modern era. At the same time, it has earned her the title for “Most #1 Albums” on the Billboard Vinyl Albums Chart. The album also more than doubled the previous highest selling record store day sales record. The previous record was 35k units and folklore: the long pond studio sessions sold 75k.
The album chronicles the first time folklore was performed live during September 2020. Taylor, Aaron Dessner [The National], Jack Antonoff [Bleachers], and Justin Vernon [Bon Iver] played through the album in its entirety during the Long Pond Studio Sessions, and this vinyl presents and preserves this moment eternally. folkore notably stands out as her third LP to win “Album of the Year” at the GRAMMY® Awards.
Get Transported to a Sun-Kissed Paradise, Hit the Beach and Catch the Carefree Vibe
Add some fun and upbeat vibes to your summer playlist with Stacy Gabel’s new single “Great Escape”, the ultimate feel-good track for summertime! Perfect for outdoor adventures, cruising on the water, or just chilling with friends.
With its catchy melody and lively lyrics, “Great Escape” is sure to get you in the mood for warm sunny days spent in the open air, and have you singing along in no time! Don’t miss out on this exciting new release from one of the most promising artists of the year.
Stacy Gabel is an accomplished and award winning performer and singer/songwriter. A graduate of AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC), and a member of SAG/AFTRA, she has appeared in many TV & film roles including “Charmed” and “General Hospital” to name a few.
She has been gaining national and international attention recently, winning several Global Music awards and a Los Angeles Pinnacle Film award for Best Song and making press appearances on PBS, NBC, FOX, Forbes Living Magazine and on various music blogs and podcasts. Her music has topped the Indie European Charts and received many spins on international and US radio stations.
Stacy is also a former TV promo producer/writer at Nickelodeon/MTV Networks in NYC and Los Angeles, and is thrilled to be teaming up with TV/Film Producer Anthony Friedman, a former Nickelodeon colleague, on “Great Escape”.
Genre blending, jamband juggernaut Red Matter presents their debut studio single and live action video for “LIGHT OF THE MOON” – available now on Spotify, Youtube and all the major music and video services.
While performing nearly two hundred fifty shows across the east coast over the past several years, the name Red Matter has become synonymous with explosive success. Ask their legion of adoring followers, or better yet, take in a show on any given night; you’ll find sophisticated songwriting with danceable rhythms – full of rollicking extended jams, musical improvisation, visual stimulation, and all-out aural excitement.With a jamband ethos, appreciation for contemporaries such as Gov’t Mule, Dawes, Goose and Tedeschi Trucks Band, and a nod to the O.G.’s of the genre like Grateful Dead, Phish, Jefferson Airplane and Santana, Red Matter hits all the high notes, fusing elements of rock n roll, blues, americana, and psychedelia creating a truly versatile, eclectic style.
(New York, NY) – Blending artistic creativity and modern technology into smooth instrumental moods*, LE SONIC, the music production duo of Mike Rogers & Gary Lefkowith, present their brand new single and video “RIVERSIDE DRIVE” (featuring Jim Hynes on Trumpet and Scott Kreitzer on Saxophone) available now on Spotify, YouTube and all the major music services.
Built on a foundation of musical creativity and modern technology, LE SONIC reached the pinnacle of success in 2022 when their first single, “Any Moment” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart! In fact, Le Sonic had two #1 Billboard Records in 2022, with “I’ll Be The One”, and was the #1 Smooth Jazz Group of the Year.
Mike Rogers’ first hit was the groundbreaking record “Groove is in the Heart” by Deeelite“ which sold 6 million copies worldwide. Mike has been behind the board for Sinead O’Connor, Graham Nash, Erasure, The Fat Boys, Randy Brecker, and Omar Hakim.
Gary Lefkowith has promoted records for Elvis, Mick Jagger, and Prince. As an artist, he was a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition. Gary’s band HiFi had a Top 20 record on the CMJ College Music Chartas well as a Top 30 on Billboard’s Top 40 chart with “She’s My Girl”.
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Neo-R&B/pop rockers nxtime are proud to present the remedy for your winter blues – a rollicking new single entitled “Medicine”, which is now available for your aural pleasure on Spotify and all the major music services.
nxtime was founded in 2019 by Ray Rubio (singer/songwriter/producer), Nate Christensen (guitarist/producer), and Imhotep Williams (drummer). They deliver upbeat, danceable rhythms with modern yet nostalgic melodies, combined with classic R&B tones and an 80’s pop synth-soaked ethos that is both familiar and unique.
Under the mentorship of renowned veteran producer, Mike Rogers (“Groove is in the Heart”), nxtime has spent the last several years hard at work in the studio, releasing fourteen songs, amassing over two-million streams on Spotify. The group’s evident talent and uncompromising work-ethic are what made Rogers excited to work with them. He remarked, “nxtime is one of those unique bands that is musically very accessible but has a level of sophistication that you rarely find in today’s pop music.”
Listen to nxtime live on Monday February 27th at 9pm EST on 90.3 WHPC-FM in NY and streaming at www.nccradio.org
Catch nxtime on tour this Spring with scheduled dates at 89 North on Long Island (3/23), Rockwood Music Hall in NYC (3/31), Merrick Festival (4/29), Montauk Music Festival (5/20), Jones Beach Bandshell (date tbd) and more tba.
When the weather is good, nxtime can also regularly be seen busking in NYC’s Central Park for large crowds and have recently performed several well received shows at The Bowery Electric, Chelsea Music Hall among others.
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The All-New Single is Available Now through BMG
Listen Here: https://lnk.to/joyofmylife
Watch the Lyric Video here: https://youtu.be/iwdbwE9FRvc
Legendary singer-songwriter and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Fogerty, best known as the founder and primary songwriter of his band Creedence Clearwater Revival and for his robust solo career, has released an all-new live version of his song “Joy of My Life” through BMG.
Written for his wife Julie, the track was originally featured on Fogerty’s Grammy Award-winning album Blue Moon Swamp (1997). This new live arrangement features his sons Shane and Tyler as well as Rob Stone on saxophone. and arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day.
“’Joy of My Life’ is the first love song that I wrote and is a love letter to my wife Julie. It’s about that emotion when you meet someone and fall in love, and how joyful and special that is” said Fogerty. “It’s one of my favorite songs that I’ve written, and I am so thrilled to know what my song has meant to so many.”
Listen to the live version of “Joy of My Life” here: https://lnk.to/joyofmylife
Country star Chris Stapleton recorded a version of “Joy of My Life” and originally featured it on his most recent album, Starting Over. It was later released as a single in 2022 and subsequently reached #27 on Billboard’s US Hot Country Songs chart. This past weekend, Fogerty and Stapleton met for the first time in Arizona ahead of Stapleton’s performance of the Star Spangled Banner at Super Bowl LVII.
Earlier this year, Fogerty made a bold and unique move when he acquired a majority interest of the worldwide publishing rights to his historic song catalog from Concord.
For Fogerty, the composer of iconic songs that have inspired generations – “Proud Mary,” “Down on the Corner,” “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” among many others – the chance to own his compositions has been both a decades-long dream and a personal mission. For years, the copyrights to Fogerty’s classic songs were the property of Saul Zaentz, the owner of Fantasy Records, who sold the label and its publishing portfolio to the former Concord Music Group in 1995. Fogerty, who extricated himself from Fantasy in 1974, re-signed with the label upon its purchase by Concord. Even so, he was not able to gain ownership of his songs – until now.
“As of this January, I own my own songs again. This is something I thought would never be a possibility. After 50 years, I am finally reunited with my songs. I also have a say in where and how my songs are used. Up until this year, that is something I have never been able to do. I am looking forward to touring and celebrating this year! I want thank Concord for helping to make all of this happen. And, I am excited for new ideas and a renewed interest in my music … like a revival,” said John Fogerty.
For more information, please visit www.johnfogerty.com.
About John Fogerty
John Fogerty is a true American treasure. As leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective.
Fogerty is a Grammy winner and has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the only musician to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his song, “Centerfield,” a staple at baseball stadiums across the country. Among Fogerty’s many hit songs, both as a solo artist and as leader of CCR, highlights include “Centerfield,” “Proud Mary,” “Susie Q,” “Fortunate Son,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” among many others.
In 2019, Fogerty celebrated 50 years in music with a worldwide tour with his show,“My 50 Year Trip.” An album, “50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks,” featuring a collection of Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) hits, including songs from the set list of his performance at the legendary Woodstock music festival in 1969 among other fan favorites, was released on November 8, 2019.
In April 2020, while self-quarantining together the Fogerty Family, featuring John with his sons Shane, Tyler and daughter Kelsy, gathered in their home studio to play some music together. A weekly video series began and became so popular that a digital EP, Fogerty’s Factory, was released via BMG on Fogerty’s birthday, May 28, 2020.
An extended, Fogerty’s Factory full album was released on November 20, 2020. In December, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Chronicle Vol. 1 hit the milestone of charting for over 500 weeks on the Billboard 200, becoming only the eighth album to ever do so.
In early January 2021, Fogerty released his first new original solo music in eight years, “Weeping In The Promised Land.” The song is Fogerty’s definitive look back at 2020, ultimately serving as a moving tribute to those who had been affected by the pandemic, as well as those who have suffered through prejudice and injustice, with an eye on brighter days ahead. In January 2023, Fogerty made the bold and unique move to acquire a majority interest of the worldwide publishing rights to his historic CCR song catalog from Concord giving him control of his music for the first time in 50 years.
February 14, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA)Posted by Entertainment Magazine