Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chela - Handful of Gold

After having released two critically acclaimed singles, "Zero" (2014) and "Romanticise" (2013) on French record/fashion label Kitsuné, Australian electropop chanteuse Chelsea May Wheatley, better known as Chela makes a very welcome return today with the release of her brand new single called "Handful of Gold", co-produced with Lars Stalfors and Le Bruce. The release of Chela's new single also marks the exciting beginning of IHEARTCOMIX's new digital singles-only label, IHC 1NFINITY.

On a post she made on Facebook in regards to her new single, Chela writes; "I fought to keep my intended structure, not changing it 'for radio'. After all - this song is about sticking it to the man. Never compromise your art, your own opinion comes first, you are the power."

"Handful of Gold" is available now on iTunes.

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LAYNE - Warrior

Los Angeles-based indie-pop singer/songwriter Layne Putnam, aka LAYNE has just unveiled her new single "Warrior", co-produced with Devon Corey (Comeback Kid, The Material) and the title track taken from her forthcoming EP sheduled for release on January 2nd.

Originally raised in Rapid City, nestled near Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota, LAYNE is a young, restless spirit intent on discovering new geographic, as well as sonic territories. She attributes the natural curiosity that inspires her music to the scenic hills that shaped her childhood experiences. "Growing up in the Black Hills gave me the desire to want to explore and invent", she explains. Geography was not the only major influence on the young artist. Her father, Kenny Putnam, a professional fiddle player with many credits including Grammy and Emmy nominations, and work with the renowned Red Willow Band and the Roy Clark band with whom he recorded, appeared on Hee Haw and as a regular and performed around the world and forty eight states in the US.

In 2011, LAYNE was selected to attend Grammy Camp in held in Los Angeles, CA. as part of the Songwriting track. During the Grammy Awards week, Layne met up with other Grammy Campers in Murfreesboro, TN. The group centered at Nathan Adam’s Walnut House Recording Studio where they recorded songs and from there explored Nashville.

By the time she was 16, she released her debut album entitled Better Than Me on Maxine Audiophile/Rockfan Records. A year later she released an EP called Mind Games. By this time she was playing almost every weekend at different venues throughout South Dakota. Immediately after graduating high school, LAYNE packed up and moved to Los Angeles.

LAYNE says, "It's always amazed me that a song written by someone after intense heartbreak or loss can change the life of someone else. It is somewhere I can always go to not feel alone, and I want others to meet me there."

Listen to "Warrior" below.

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Zella Day - Hypnotic

Continuing with our day dedicated to featuring some of our favorite up-and-coming new artists, Arizona-raised, Los Angeles-based indie-pop singer/songwriter Zella Day has just unveiled her new single called "Hypnotic" taken from her self-titled debut EP released today on Blahblahblahscience's own imprint B3SCI Records/Pinetop Records. The EP also includes Zella's previously released singles "Compass", "East of Eden" and "Sweet Ophelia". The four songs found on the EP were brought to life at Los Angeles's WAX LTD. Studios with the prowess of multi-platinum, award winning production and songwriting team of Xandy Barry and Wally Gagel, whose credits, collectively and individually, also include artists such as Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Lenka and Britney Spears, among many, many others.

Purchase a copy of Zella Day's debut EP on iTunes or on limited edition 10" gatefold decorative swirl vinyl here.


Pr0files - Forgive

Los Angeles-based electronic indie-pop duo Pr0files, comprised of longtime friends Lauren Pardini (vocals/keys) and Danny Sternbaum (producer/guitars) have just shared the studio recorded version of their synth-heavy and highly emotive, not to mention goosebump-inducing new single "Forgive". The track was previously released as a live demo which later appeared on their duo's debut EP Luxury, released back in September on Straight A Records.

Luxury is available now on iTunes.

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VÉRITÉ - Heartbeat

Having already been recognized by an overwhelming amount of tastemakers out there as one of this year's most promising new artists, fast-rising New York City-based singer/songwriter Kelsey Byrne, aka VÉRITÉ has just unveiled her new single, "Heartbeat", which acts as the fourth and final track off her just released 4-song debut EP Echo that also includes all three of her previously released singles, "Echo", "Weekend" and Strange Enough" The EP was co-written and produced with Elliot Jacobson, whose past credits include artist such as Ingrid Michaelson, Elle King and Regina Spektor, among many others.

"'Heartbeat' was the first song Elliot and I wrote" VÉRITÉ explains, continuing "I had this ambient version of the chorus recorded for some time, and when I sent it to him, he completely rearranged the idea. I think this was the first experiment in what's been a long process of me developing my identity as an artist and Elliot and I developing a sound of our own."

Echo is available now on iTunes.

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