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“Bringin' it Backwards" podcast -- a platform for both legendary and rising musicians to tell their personal stories on how they achieved stardom, providing invaluable information for all artists and music enthusiasts to have access to meaningful, and memorable advice to inspire their own creative journeys. Watch or Listen & Subscribe: https://link.chtbl.com/BiB
 
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In the mid-2000s, few people were more famous than Britney Spears. But as she began to stumble in her personal life, the price of the public’s fascination was more than just a few nasty late-night jokes. Paparazzi swarmed Spears’ home and her family, turning the singer into a tabloid punching bag. But when you’re a platinum-selling pop princess, th…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing VRSTY over Zoom video! New York City-based collective VRSTY (pronounced "Varsity") — Joey Varela [vocals], Javy Dorrejo [bass], Chris Cody [drums], and Paul Gregory [guitar] — recently dropped their new album Welcome Home via Spinefarm. The band recently shared the lyric video for the new single "Finesse" (Feat. …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Russel Howard over Zoom video! Best recognized as the Grammy Nominated & ASCAP Award-Winning Composer with the most placements on TV + Film to date. Now 19 years sober, he is a huge advocate in the recovery space, and will celebrate his 20-year-sobriety anniversary on March 29, 2021. As seen on Andy Cohen, Forbes…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Dallas over Zoom video! DALLAS IS A SINGER/SONGWRITER FROM TORONTO, CANADA ROOTED IN POP MUSIC WITH ACCENTS AND INFLUENCES FROM THE ALTERNATIVE & ROCK GENRES. HER UNIQUE AND SOULFUL LYRICS ARE INSPIRED BY HER EXPERIENCES, DREAMS, THOUGHTS, AND PERCEPTIONS WITH EACH SONG PAINTING A VIVID PICTURE. AFTER STUDYING MU…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Felly over Zoom video! Trailblazing rapper, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer Felly, popularly known for singles like the soulful “Heartstrings” with Carlos Santana and swagger-filled “Cheap Cheap” featuring Jack Harlow, has officially announced his signing with 300 Entertainment, home to Megan The…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Imminence over Zoom video! IMMINENCE — vocalist and violinist Eddie Berg, guitarists Harald Barrett and Alex Arnoldsson, drummer Peter Hanström, and bassist Christian Höijer — have released their fourth full-length, Heaven in Hiding, via Arising Empire. Heaven in Hiding is an outstanding collection of 13 songs. W…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Volumes over Zoom video! VOLUMES have just released its new album Happier? via Fearless Records. The band has also aired the video for the recent single "Bend." Watch it here. ''Bend' is about how, in a relationship, sometimes one person can break another while all along they never seem to bend or break themselve…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Tor Miller over Zoom video! Indie-pop singer-songwriter Tor Miller soars to new heights with his vulnerable new single, “All Time Low,” out now. Listen to the song here. “All Time Low” is the second single Tor has released from his forthcoming third studio album, ‘Generation of Me’ coming next year. Tor released …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Molly Annelle over Zoom video! Canada’s rich musical history continues with 18-year-old singer/songwriter Molly Annelle. Thanks to a distinctive flair for bending language to fit melody, the young musician is ready to take the world by storm — combining the essence of R&B jams, Bossa Nova bops and Yé Yé girl pop …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Obeeyay over Zoom video! Winnin' is the follow-up release to Obeeyay's debut single (Make You Mine) with Wonderwild Records. The 25-year old singer-songwriter has worked with the likes of Brandy, Queen Latifah and Jojo. Obeeyay honed his skills as a songwriter during his early teens, upon a move from Salt Lake Ci…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing The National Parks over Zoom video! Folk-influenced male/female indie pop band The National Parks has released the official music video for their latest single, “Live Til We Die,” off their recently released album, A Mix For The End Of The World – Part 1. The fun and colorful visual, directed by Cameron Gade with…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Our Lady Peace over Zoom video! Our Lady Peace released their upbeat, tecnicolor groove track “Future Disease,” the second single off their upcoming album ‘Spiritual Machines II’ which will drop on January 28th. Blending catchy rhythms, guitars, and bass, this 80’s inspired alt-pop reflection represents all thing…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing RIkas over Zoom video! German band Rikas have just released their new EP 'Short Stories'! The 6-track EP features two unreleased tracks, as well as the previously released singles "Stereo", "I Always Think Of You (When I Listen To This Song)", "Superstitious", and "Party on the Rooftop". Short Stories will mark R…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing The Violent over Zoom video! This is the story of The Violent. As 2019 came to a close, rock band Red Sun Rising announced an indefinite hiatus as its members pursued other opportunities. Soon after, the world as we knew it sunk into the deep hole of the pandemic. The time in lockdown helped to fuel the creative …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Station over Zoom video! New York City’s STATION –hailed by Guitar World as one of the 15 current bands who are “the New Wave of Classic Rock” (alongside peers such as The Struts, Stonefield, Dirty Honey, and Rival Sons)—just released the second single and video from their forthcoming new album. “I Can’t Find My …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing CAL over Zoom video! The former front man of the band Timeflies, CAL moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2015 and engulfed himself in the artist/producer/songwriter scene. His work with some of the top writers and producers in LA has helped him find his voice as a solo act, more mature and self assured, while also very m…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing AVATAR over Zoom video/audio! The heavy metal 'n' roll dark madcap visionaries collectively known as AVATAR are ambitious, Swedish rock sorcerers of the highest order. They smash the boundaries between the band, theater troupe, and cinematic masterminds with a series of celebrated albums and videos, and the immer…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing José James over Zoom video! Out now, the jazz voice of the hip hop generation José James (Rainbow Blonde Records) releases his first ever Christmas album Merry Christmas from José James. In addition to the album release, José also premieres the official performance video for the original track "Christmas in New Y…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Ultra Q over Zoom video! Oakland-based four-piece band Ultra Q have released their new EP Get Yourself A Friend today (via Royal Mountain Records). Fronted by Jakob Armstrong and featuring brothers Enzo and Chris Malaspina as well as Kevin Judd, the new EP was co-produced by Armstrong and Martin Cooke (Of Monster…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Saint Jaimz over Zoom video! Saint Jaimz. He is making a comeback with his remake of the timeless 90’s smash hit “Gentle (Calling Your Name)” by Frederick. Saint Jaimz’ version entitled: “Being Gentle,” comes after decades of diligent work making a name for himself in the worldwide music industry as an independen…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin Ross over Zoom video! As he has his sights back on cracking Billboard’s Top 10 once again (currently #11 on Billboards’ Adult R&B charts), former Motown Records’ singer-songwriter Kevin Ross, is back with a brand-new project and he’s more sophisticated than ever. With a new, more defined style in both his m…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Geographer over Zoom video! Synth-pop luminary Geographer recently released his newest album, Down and Out In The Garden Of Earthly Delights, an 18 track voyage of synth-pop bliss. Formed in San Francisco, Geographer is the moniker for now Los Angeles-based artist Mike Deni. Earlier this month he announced a head…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Lafemmebear over Zoom video! As an up-and-coming producer, Mitchell worked alongside producers for Boyz II Men, Grammy-winners The Jackie Boyz, Eric Dawkins of The Underdogs, Polo Molina of Will. I. Am/The Black Eyed Peas, and Interscope Records producers from Nelly’s songwriting team. When she came out as a tran…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Matteo Bocelli over Zoom video! Capitol Records released acclaimed singer/songwriter Matteo Bocelli’s debut solo single, aptly entitled “Solo.” Over lush orchestral arrangements, delicate piano played by Matteo himself, and the vivid neons of modern pop production from GRAMMY® winner Jesse Shaktin, he sings passi…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Garrison over Zoom video! For fans of Joyce Manor, The Get Up Kids, and Quicksand, the band has drawn from many influences to create a hyper-melodic sound that ranged from hardcore to emo — all without fitting neatly into any genre. They executed a complex and unique sound, seamlessly combining technical guitar r…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing NOBRO over Zoom video! Montreal's fierce rock quartet NOBRO released a new single "Better Each Day" via Dine Alone Records, mixed by two-time Grammy Award-winning engineer Dave Schiffman (Vampire Weekend, Adele). The anthemic track kicks off with the powerful set of vocals — "I spend my whole life running away…" …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Maude Latour over Zoom video! Rising alt-pop star Maude Latour’s breakthrough year continues today with the arrival of her much anticipated major-label debut EP, Strangers Forever. The irresistible six-track set is a showcase of the newcomer’s evocative, colorful brand of pop, and it includes viral hits “Clean,” …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Poutyface over Zoom video! Poutyface is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from San Diego, CA. Her presence on the songwriting app VOISEY sparked a loyal fanbase that eventually led to the self-released song “Deathwish” which garnered critical acclaim and millions of streams in 2020. She’s written over 150 songs and…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Benson Boone over Zoom video! 19-year-old Benson Boone makes an auspicious debut today with a stunning single called “GHOST TOWN.” A poignant ballad with unflinchingly honest lyrics and soaring vocals, this is the calling card of a major new talent. “Maybe you’d be happier with someone else, maybe lovin’ me is th…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Ben Barnes over Zoom video! BARNES celebrated his 40th birthday in a big way by giving his fans the one gift that they’ve been waiting years… His debut EP is finally out! After years of being directed, written for and edited in movies and television, this is his moment to shine the light on the five songs on Song…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Conte over Zoom video! New York City guitarist, singer and songwriter Steve Conte has found the way back to center stage with his first solo album in five years, the attitude-infused Bronx Cheer, out now on Wicked Cool Records. Long known for his memorable guitar work as a member of New York Dolls, as well …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing DED over Zoom video! DED have been turning heads as one of rock's most promising newcomers since the release of their debut album Mis-An-Thrope, which racked up more than 25 million streams and spawned two Top 20 rock hits with "Anti-Everything" and "Remember the Enemy," while "Hate Me" tallied 15 million streams…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Belle over Zoom video! Andrew Belle writes songs by feel. The composition comes first. The melody follows. Only after Belle has an internal reaction to the composition do the lyrics finally come. Finding the right words to express what has always been there, but is only now being fully realized. Track by t…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Roses & Revolutions over Zoom video! Indie-pop duo Roses & Revolutions has just unveiled ‘Midnight Monsters,’ their gorgeous and expansive new EP, out today via Nettwerk Records. Glide Magazine premiered the EP’s final single “When The Moment’s Gone” this week, calling it “a scorching, boot-stomping rock anthem t…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing The Record Company over Zoom video! The Record Company’s highly anticipated new album Play Loud is out now on Concord Records. Listen/stream HERE. “How High,” the first single released from the LP, is currently #3 at AAA Radio. The track has also reached Top 3 on the Americana Singles Chart while Play Loud has be…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Chelsea Cutler over Zoom video! Platinum Certified singer, songwriter, and producer Chelsea Cutler recently released her sophomore album, When I Close My Eyes. When I Close My Eyes also features her recently released singles, “Calling All Angels” feat. Quinn XCII, “You Can Have It,” and “Walking Away,” Together, …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Keiynan Lonsdale over Zoom video! Australian-raised, LA-cultured pop star Keiynan Lonsdale revisits the glory days of dance music on his new ’70s-inspired release “Gods Of The Disco.” The hypnotic track is an electrifying take on disco, combining the most irresistible elements of the genre to ensure maximum actio…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Manovski and Tenchi over Zoom video! Manovski has been a name rising through the ranks in the producer and songwriter community, catching the eyes of those that matter across the industry. From his own productions such as ‘Where I Belong’, co-writing with artists including Cheat Codes and Meghan Trainor, and co-p…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Coucheron over Zoom video! After getting his breakthrough back in 2015 with his EP «Playground», Coucheron has collaborated with the likes of Kehlani, Mayer Hawthorne, Charlie Puth, Pitbull, Nick Jonas, and OT Genesis, which has quickly marked him as an international artist and producer. Countless #1 placements o…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing FRENSHIP over Zoom video! FRENSHIP (James Sunderland and Brett Hite) make wide-angle pop songs that are realized in the moment, shaped by diverse inspirations: the brash, bold innocence of 80s pop; the experimental streak of 90s hip-hop; and, not to mention, the songwriting chops of stadium-filling superstars. Th…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Blanks over Zoom video! Netherlands-hailed indie-pop artist and effervescent rising star, Blanks, has “Nothing Lasts Forever And That’s OK”, his shimmering debut album, alongside new single “Dance Like This”. Having long felt a strong connection between music and his own memories, the concept behind his new album…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Can't Swim over Zoom video! CAN'T SWIM have released their new album Change of Plans, on Pure Noise Records. The New Jersey band had recently dropped the video for the first single "Deliver Us More Evil." Watch it here. "'Deliver Us More Evil' was one of those songs that I knew right off the bat would be a single…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Jor'Dan Armstrong over Zoom video! Baton Rouge, Louisiana native Jor'Dan Armstrong transcends the traditional approach to gospel music and offers a fresh take that instantly hooks you in. The intersectionality of urban, inspirational, mainstream, and gospel is Armstrong's sweet spot. Jor'Dan is one of the excepti…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Bluhauz over Zoom video! Throughout his life, singer/guitarist Bluhauz has experienced a truly unpredictable and unprecedented journey. From his native Argentina to living in Miami, from admiring Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page to being mentored by him, from attending Berklee College of Music to playing some of…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Ariana and the Rose over Zoom video! Ariana and the Rose returns with “Every Body”, her first new music since pre-lockdown and the first glimmer of a sonic evolution steeped in personal perseverance and unbridled joy. In the past, Billboard has called Ariana and the Rose a “musical project specializing in lyrical…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Poupie over Zoom video! French artist Poupie releases her debut album Enfant Roi via slowplay/Capitol Records. The 13-track project officially introduces her to the world, after having previously released a self-titled EP in 2019 and another titled FEU in 2020. The album is an ode to being different, with 13 song…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Syence over Zoom video! Producer duo, Syence, releases their lead single from their upcoming bass pop EP releasing with Create Music. Brought together by a shared love of live music and production, they formed the electronic duo Syence. Starting their own experiments with music, they have been pioneering the soun…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Highland Kites over Zoom video! Highland Kites started as Los Angeles native Marissa Lamar’s solo project, and was a way for her to deal with the aftermath of her beating a severe case of neurologic Lyme Disease, losing much of her earlier life in the process. Music was a way to deal with not just the pain, but t…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah Proctor over Zoom video! UK singer-songwriter, Sarah Proctor, releases her brand-new single entitled “Not For Me” along with the music video. The song, which is inspired by true moments in Sarah’s life, is about unrequited love and self-discovery. The track is a universally relatable, powerful ballad, and a…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Walker over Zoom video! Tom Walker's quote on the meaning of "Something Beautiful," the new song: This past year has been so hard on many people and I'm so grateful that life is slowly beginning to return to normal and this song is about being grateful for what you do have... finding 'something beautiful' in …
 
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