Toronto artist JonoJosh, aka JJ Gerber, had this to say about his track ‘Chance’ in an e-mail;
“A couple years ago during Canadian thanksgiving I was phoned by a friend Diane and she asked me to pray for her friend, a 30 year old woman who had two children and had been just diagnosed with cancer. She had been given two weeks to live. I really didn’t know what to do, so I wrote the first half of this song. I sang it every day for those weeks and she ended up living another 2 years.
After she passed the song took on a new meaning for me. Originally it was about giving her another chance to live, but now it’s song of hope. A song that is about fighting when you feel you have nothing left. It’s about supporting your friends and being unafraid to strive for your dreams.
So why release the song now and not 4 years ago? Well there’s been a new fight for me recently. The beautiful natural habitat which is featured in this video currently has a court case where developers are trying to rezone it and rip it up. This is our fight to keep it green.
The song is about hope and supporting each other, and the music video is about supporting the people, plants, and living things in your environment.”
Peach Pit frontman Neil Smith had this to say about ‘Seventeen’ in a press release;
“‘Seventeen’ was one of the first songs I wrote for Peach Pit, I wrote it 4 years ago, and at the time i’d been thinking a lot about when I was in high school and the dumb things I’d done and when i’d treated people shitty. I think like most people I tend to hold onto that sorta stuff for way too long, anyway the song’s all about those times when I was being a dink.”
The Vancouver band first emerged in 2016 with their debut EP Sweet F.A. The four-piece, made up of high school friends, describes their sound as being “Chewed Bubble Gum Pop”.
After developing a loyal fanbase, the band went viral after their self-titled track ‘Peach Pit’ was shared on YouTube. They further developed their following thanks to their online posts and dressing like Simpsons character Ned Flanders.
Their debut album Being So Normal will drop in September 2017 on Kingfisher Bluez. Catch Peach Pit on the following dates;
With it being post-holidays, not many artists are releasing new videos.
After winning Israeli Idol and releasing four albums in Israel, Ninet Tayeb recently made the move to LA to plot her “world domination”.
Tayeb lists Karen O and The Kills’ Alison Mosshart as her main influences.
To download the track, click on the embedded Soundcloud file.
It’s the follow-up to her summer bangers ‘Money’ and ‘Nada’, featuring Lil Yachty. Stream or download both tracks for free below;
There will be no Videos for a Lazy Sunday this week.
(Hopefully) The feature will resume on November 27. I realize that h@tb has been following a irregular publishing schedule as of late but I am in the midst of a career change and don’t have the time I used to.
I am hoping to return to at least one post a day in the coming weeks.
G-Eazy has unveiled the video for ‘Calm Down’.
The clip is set in his hometown of Oakland and features shots of Berkeley and the Bay Area. The B&W vid features appearances from E-40, Too $hort, Mac Wanda (Mac Dre’s Mom), Nef The Pharoah, Jay Ant, P Lo, Kool John and 7 year old trick dirt-bike rider AJ Stuntz.
‘Calm Down’ is an ode to Oakland and the surrounding regions. G-Eazy shot it on his Endless Summer tour. He also shared the second episode of The Endless Summer, a doc chronicling his tour. The episode includes a clip of him performing ‘Drifting’ on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with Tory Lanez as well as tour stops on both coasts.
G-Eazy will perform on the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28.
It’s the follow-up to Channel D’s 2013 debut Mosaic of Disarray.
“I’d had panic attacks and insomnia on and off since 2001, when my mother died in the same week as 9/11,” de Grunwald said in a statement. “Two years ago, things got considerably worse, which is where these songs germinated. I kind of unravelled. I believe these songs came out of that really bad time. I hope what I experienced will resonate with anyone for whom the night can play tricks with your mind. Or who find terrifying the daily round of suicides, beheadings, bombs and the ravages of war.”
He recorded Unravelling at The Situation Room in West London with co-producer Tim Wills.
The minimal score and shots of LA at sunrise build to a fiery climax.
It’s taken from his forthcoming debut album Haunted Paradise, out on Fool’s Gold Records on August 9.
1. Permanent Smile
2. Nothing Else
3. Glow in the Dark
4. Holding On
6. Island Love
7. Summer Time
9. Return to Love
10. Haunted Paradise