Music Break

Music Break: Laura Welsh’s ‘Cold Front’ {Stream}

Laura_Welsh_Cold Front artwork
“I don’t hold back in saying what I think, but that’s because I want this record to be the best it can be.” There are no half measures, no compromise.” –Laura Welsh

Laura Welsh is partnering up with top-notch talent for her debut album (untitled at the moment), and is more than ready to deliver. After receiving glowing reviews for the Dev Hynes (Solange and Sky Ferreira) produced track “Unravel“, the London-based singer-songwriter gives fans the moody, bass-snapping new single, “Cold Front” produced by Robin Hannibal (Rhye and Quadron). Along with Dev Hynes and Robin Hannibal, Laura has teamed up with Lana Del Ray, Bruno Mars, and producer Emile Haynie for her forthcoming release. Take a listen:

“Cold Front” will be released July 15th via Polydor/Outsiders.

Music Break

Kimbra Makes Mental Look Magnificent in “Come Into My Head” Video

Think of a song that is just as good as the video. Well, you can add Kimbra’sCome Into My Head” to that list. The stunning, clean visual of the pop-funk track, portrays the New Zealand scribe-chanteuse as a mental patient gone completely berserk in the hospital that she’s housed in.

Concerts, LA Timez

Highlights from Rachel Assil’s ‘The Opus Unplugged’ Album Release

Some of indie music’s brightest singers, songwriters and producers took over The Roxy on Sunset Strip Thursday night. Rachel Assil assembled a handful of  talented friends to celebrate the release of her album, The Opus Unplugged, such as Timothy Bloom, Tha Boogie, Dezi Paige and others.

As soon as we entered the venue, Timothy Bloom’s performance began.

With a voice like Donny Hathaway and the sex appeal of D’Angelo, he wooed the crowd. His equally awesome band and backup singers added to rhapsody that he stirred. A woman next to us couldn’t help herself and screamed, Timothy! Will you marry me?!” Yes, he was that mesmerizing.

Timothy Bloom with Dezi Paige

In between sets, DJ Paris Paul helped the crowd stay warmed up and interested. He was high energy the entire night with his mixes.

Ms. D-NICE, a percussionist/drummer, dubbed as the next Sheila E., did an on-the-spot performance where she timed her beats to every song that the DJ pumped out. The crowd went in a frenzy over her performance.

Shortly thereafter, Rachel Assil hit the stage.

Behind her Steinway & Sons piano, she belted out The Opus Unplugged, a sincere, soulful record touches on life, love, betrayal and deceit. “Cold Cold Coma” got the biggest reaction from the crowd. Definitely one of the standout tracks.

Make sure to get it on iTunes.

Tha Boogie finished off the fun-filled night.

Their energy level is off the charts!

Rachel hopped on stage to party with the duo.

We were all smiles and ringing ears afterwards. On our way out, we ran into Maya and Nandy of Heroine December.

Overall, great great great night. Supreme voices. Phenomenal music. Live music is everything!

Ear Treat

Ear Treat: Bridget Kelly’s “Special Delivery”

“Wanted to do it the old-fashioned way. Didn’t want no text or Tweeting, wanted him to feel every word that I said…”

Bridget Kelly aka “BK” sounds so lovely on her new track “Special Delivery”. The New York singer-songwriter, signed to Roc Nation, feeds fans R&B straight-up, no chaser.

Source: Concrete Loop

Music Break

Delilah Gets Playful for Shades of Grey Visual

Sorry to disappoint you, but Delilah’s song/video for her single, “Shades of Grey” has nothing to do with the kinky novel by E. L. James, umkay? The song is about finding peace and happiness with oneself after a painful breakup. In the visual, Delilah portrays a woman in pure bliss as she parties with friends and frolics about fancy free with no care in the world.



Music Break

JoJo Opens Up About Her Comeback with Billboard

To be honest, I feel like, for a long time, I was afraid of being me…

In a candid interview with, JoJo, 21, who’s spent a quarter of her life trying to release her third album, discusses her career, why R&B is alluring, and how she met Drake’s go-to producer, Noah “40” Shebib. Read more on JoJo’s comeback, here.