Indie Pop Artist Interview: Gabby Neeley

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Welcome to Le Café Music Blog’s Indie Artist Interview with LA-based indie pop artist, Gabby Neeley!

Let’s get right to it!

Intro

Ryan: Welcome, Gabby! Thanks for joining us today. Why don’t you go ahead and introduce yourself.

Gabby: I am an eighteen year old Pop/R&B singer-songwriter from Orange County. I have been performing live for 6+ years. I currently gig at various locations in Southern California including The House of Blues Anaheim, and Copper Blues Live, singing and playing the piano. Right now I work as a hostess at a local restaurant and spend my free time studying to become a certified personal trainer. Rushing to sessions with my producer to work on my original releases, writing songs, and gigging at the venues that are fortunate enough to be open during this difficult time.

Ryan: Yeah, you’re definitely one of the lucky ones. Not a whole lot going on in Pennsylvania. It can be a bit depressing. So, tell me about your music.

Gabby: My artistry is a reflection of how I live my life through what I do. I never compromise the integrity of a song- whether I am writing it, playing it, or singing it. Embarrassing lines, stank faces, I put it all out there because the whole point my art is connection; and the best way I can do that is being honest in every form of the word. That’s what makes co-writing such a special experience for me, having the opportunity to share those vulnerable moments with someone and getting the privilege to help each other process emotions. Similarly, performing gives me the chance to connect with my audience in real time- something so foreign in our virtual world. That is why I gave up hangouts with friends/parties/dances throughout middle + high school to do music. 

New Song

Ryan: Awesome. Dedicated is good. Not many 18-year-olds have that quality. Stank face is also good. You had a new song come out recently. Tell us a little about that.

Gabby: block u out was created in a post-breakup pandemic world. I was stuck in quarantine with nothing to do but stare at my white walls and overthink every last thing about the relationship and where I was at mentally/emotionally. It was written in a momentary feeling of letting the social media game influence my view of the relationship when it was present, admitting ‘..Feels like you never loved me the way I loved you.’ When something cuts you so deep, it’s hard to not question why it look so easy for someone else to live life like the boat hasn’t been rocked at all. In the end, the rest of the EP will go to show the realization that just because two people love each other doesn’t mean they’re better together. Life is about learning from your losses and moving forward to greater adventures.

Ryan: Lets have a listen to block u out by Gabby Neeley!

Ryan: What I love about the song is that it is SO relatable. I’ve been in that situation too many times.

Influence and Collaboration

Ryan: Who are your biggest influences?

Gabby: My biggest musical influences can differ based on what genre we’re discussing. Or whether it’s my favorite producers as opposed to songwriter opposed to singers..really just depends. My favorite songwriters are Julia Michaels, Violet Skies, Chelsea Lena, and Bruno Major; Whereas my favorites producers are Joji, the Band Camino, and Mike Woods. Favorite singers are definitely Jasmine Sullivan, H.E.R., and Lizzy McAlpine. My binge-artist of the month is Ben Kessler. A voice I could listen to on repeaaattt.

Ryan: Nice. Some solid names on that list. You can choose one artist to collaborate with…who ya taking?

Gabby: I would love to collaborate with Eloise. Her music is timeless, very acoustic and folk yet pop/singer-songwriter and always feels like one big hug no matter what she is singing about.

Ryan: Eloise is great! Good choice.

Life Outside of Music

Ryan: If you’re not making music, what are you doing?

Gabby: Before last year, I honestly didn’t have any hobbies outside of music because I went from being  a full time student and partial professional musician to a full-time musician. But, after COVID hit, I saw an opportunity to make one of my other passions into a side hustle since live performing came to halt.  I am currently studying up for the big NASM exam to be a certified personal trainer. Now you’ll be able to come to me for all of your music and fitness/nutrition related needs.

Ryan: What is this “fitness” word you speak of? Never heard it before.

Ryan: If music wasn’t an option, what would you be doing with your life?

Gabby: If music wasn’t an option, I would be studying Psychology and be on track to become a therapist just like my mother. It’s really the only other career I could ever picture myself having and being fulfilled. With that being said though, as long as I have the ability to play the piano / sing / songwrite either all together or individually, that’s what I’ll be doing. 

Ryan: Hell yeah. It’s always an option. Have you ever had any weird day jobs?

Gabby: Well I’m not sure if this is weird but I am currently hostessing at a restaurant in addition to doing music full time, and the schooling for being certified as a trainer. It started out as being a job to merely cover the bills, but even though I could’ve quite a while ago with music picking back up a bit, I’ve grown to really love the environment and my coworkers. 

Ryan: Nothing wrong with that. I have had far too many food industry jobs. When you get to my age, you will have no desire to do it again. haha

Youth & Keeping it Professional

Ryan: What was little Gabby like?

Gabby: I was annoying as hell as a kid! LOL. Singing in the shower, car, living room, school hallways, you name it. I always laugh when friends or colleagues say that my family is ‘so lucky’ to be surrounded by ‘that voice’ all the time. I’m sure there were times before the vocal lessons and knowledge of how to not be sharp or flat with every note that came out of my mouth that they wanted to duck tape it shut. Haha. 

Ryan: I’m pretty sure every kid in the world was/is annoying a majority of the time. It’s not just you. haha. Let’s switch it up to present-day Gabby. You can go on a date with one musician…who are you picking?

Gabby: This is a hard one..?? I don’t even know, to be honest. I have always thought of other musicians in such a professional way because I’m constantly in the mindset of wanting to collaborate/work with an artist no matter their small or large scale of fame. Adding anything into the mix that could complicate those accomplishments has never really been in my mind. Especially being a woman in the industry, it’s even more important to keep things professional because of the extreme backlash we face unlike men, so that is why I think my subconscious breeded that mentality. 

Ryan: That’s fair. You know what they say, “Don’t shit where you eat.” That’s really gross when I see it written out. Yikes.

COVID

Ryan: How are you staying connected to your fans during this difficult time?

Gabby: During the pandemic I started live-streaming way more frequently to try and stay connected with anyone following my social pages. Sometimes I play a set I would’ve been performing at gigs, other times doing Q&A’s about original music, and then simply  just talking about random stuff when I was bored and felt like being around  people, but couldn’t due to the circumstances.

Ryan: Live-streaming is a great way to do it. It does cure the boredom too. haha. If you could perform live in any city in the world right now, where would it be?

Gabby: If I could gig in any city in the world, I would play the Pantages Theatre in  LA. I know you  were probably  expecting me to  say  somewhere more grand and ya know,  more than 50 miles away haha, but that  venue has always been on  my wishlist. I’ve seen so many artists play there that inspire me, like Finneas, Todrick, Billie Eilish etc. so the space feels like a hometown scene for me. 

Ryan: Hey, nothing wrong with picking your hometown. I’d probably pick AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. As far away from home as possible. haha.

Digital Age

Ryan: How do you feel about the music industry going digital?

Gabby: If it were up to me, we would turn back time to when people had to purchase songs for $0.99 or watch the video on Youtube. I love the features on apps like Spotify when it comes to helping listeners discover new music and making playlists, but the app practically ROBS the creators of the very music in which it relies on to survive! The minimal rate it pays artists, producers, and most of all songwriters, is ridiculous and is making it mere impossible to support yourself as an indie artist in this day and age. Especially with the absence of live music being an option for revenue. It is a major issue that needs awareness and change!

Ryan: I agree. I love my Spotify as a fan of music…but I also know about the low payouts. Going digital is a great thing…as long as the creatives are being paid fairly for their work. What keeps you going in life?

Gabby: My daily affirmations keep me going. My family keeps me going. My therapist definitely keeps me going. Lol. Although I try to do everything on my own, in the end, you simply can’t as an independent artist. You will indeed drive yourself to madness. Trust me. Even if that means creating all the music (producing, writing, mixing/mastering) yourself, you still have all the post-fun responsibilities to take care of….art work, promo content, release strategy, marketing plan, budgeting plan, playlisting opportunities, press release, interview opportunities, etc to sort out. Reminding myself that although I’m capable to doing each of those things, that doesn’t mean I have to or should do it all myself, was a pivotal moment in my mindset and helped me keep going because I saved energy and time.

Ryan: Therapy is the best haha. And you’re absolutely right. A lot of artists don’t consider the promotional and marketing side of things. They expect their music to just magically be heard by millions of people. Good on you for recognizing that at such a young age.

This Sh** Is Bananas

Ryan: You know you have one day left on this planet. How are you spending that day?

Gabby: If I had one day left to live, I would go for a walk around the lake across the street from my house by myself. Take in the beauty of my surroundings. Go to the beach with my family, eat at our favorite restaurant, head over to Palm Springs to see my grandparents and play cards like we always do. No point in rushing to try and accomplish tasks or try new things I never got the chance to. I’d want to feel at peace, so rightfully so I would do things and see people I know bring me much of that. 

Ryan: Sounds like a nice relaxing day! How about if you could only eat one food for the rest of your life?

Gabby: BANANAS! Lol. Always been and always will be my favorite food. 

Ryan: You will never have a potassium deficiency.

Conclusion

Ryan: Alright, one last question. What’s next for Gabby Neeley?

Gabby: Lots of exciting things in the works I’m looking forward to.. But for now I’ll just say there is much more to come! I have many co-writes releasing this year, lots of originals from my own catalog that I’ll be releasing, and I’m currently taking on more vocal and piano students if anyone is in the market!

Ryan: Awesome! Looking forward to the new music!

Follow Gabby

For more on upcoming releases and all of those live streams, follow Gabby Neeley right here:

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New Music Friday!

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Time to clock out for the weekend because it’s New Music Friday! We’ve got chart-topping stars AND indie/small label artists today!

Classic. Don’t do caffeine pills, kids.

Ariana Grande – Test Drive

Test Drive comes off of Ariana Grande‘s Positions Deluxe edition. It’s 1 of 5 new tracks on the album, and it stays with that promiscuous theme.

Sex. It is most definitely about sex.

As you could imagine, Ari stans are losing their minds on social media.

It’s even killing people with Asthma

Let’s go ahead and listen to what all the chaos is about.

Pull up, pull up on me, ayy-ayy
Might just recline the seat when I want it
Give you a set of keys ’cause you own it
Pull up, pull up on me, ayy-ayy
No second-guessing, checking the rearview
Ain’t looking back unless it’s right at you

The Fiasco – Played Me At My Own Game

In our latest Indie Artist Interview, I talked to Adam and Tim of The Fiasco ahead of their newest release. The 4-man alt-rock band from England gives off that original Warped Tour vibe, and I am here for it. Influenced by bands like The Offspring and All Time Low, you can understand why.

Played Me At My Own Game will smack you in the face with nostalgia. Be sure to check out the interview and follow these guys before they blow up.

You changed up all the rules
To make me the fool
And god knows
I had a close escape

24kGoldn – 3,2,1

Only 20-years-old, Golden Landis Von Jones has himself another hit. Coming off the massive success of his last chart-topping single, Mood, 24kGoldn might be trending on TikTok again soon.

TikTok and Mood gave us this gem from @jrzl: Asian Mood.

The young 24kGoldn has a bright future ahead of him. Here’s his new single, 3,2,1.

3 sides to the story
Yours and mine and the god damn truth girl
2 lies that you told me
Said you love then you hate me I don’t know what to do girl
But 1 thang for sure
You can back that ass up n baby I want more

Trippie Redd, Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, blackbear – PILL BREAKER 

This is an interesting collaboration that is blending the genres of hip-hop and rock together. Trippie Redd teamed up with former Blink 182 drummer, Travis Barker, to produce this fusion album, NEON SHARK vs Pegasus.

Redd’s new album features collaborations with Chino Moreno of the Deftones, MGK, blackbear, Scarlrxd, and Zillakami.

This drug-infused love song slaps, and honestly…I’m digging the whole 40-track album so far.

There’s purple in my 7up
I’m hurtin’ this is not enough (I’m hurtin’ I can’t fix it though)
I ate a Percocet for lunch (pop that perky yea)
I’m in heaven off this angel dust

Jane Handcock – Ion Like Dat

Introducing: Estabrook Road Records artist, Jane Handcock. The Oakland-born R&B singer-songwriter is coming in hot and she’s ready to make herself known. She has worked with some big names as a songwriter, including Kelly Rowland (who also has a new track out today,) Dr Dre, Ma$e, and producer Teddy Riley.

Jason Payne, CEO of Estabrook Road Records is putting Jane in the spotlight with her new single, Ion Like Dat.

“We just dropped Jane Handcock’s first single with us and I have to say, there’s a lot of excitement and buzz going on with this track. Jane is definitely a new artist on the rise and we are grateful to be apart of this journey with her.” Payne said.

Ion Like Dat is now available on all streaming platforms, and she will surely be hitting radio stations near you very soon!

That’ll do it for this week’s New Music Friday! For more new music from Chris Brown, Conan Gray, Lil Yachty, Luis Fonsi, and much more, listen to Spotify‘s New Music Friday playlist right here.

Tell me your favorite new track in the comments below!

Happy weekend, everyone!

Indie Artist Interview: The Fiasco

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Today, the Le Café Music Blog’s Indie Artist Interview Series brings us across the pond into the UK.

If you enjoy pop-punk from the 90s and 2000s, bands like Fall Out Boy and Yellowcard…you’ll definitely enjoy these guys.

Introducing: The Fiasco!

Intro

Ryan: What’s up, dudes? Welcome to Le Café Music Blog’s Indie Artist Interview Series. Let’s get this thing started. How about a self-introduction?

Adam: We are The Fiasco. Tim is the Lead Singer, Adam is the Lead Guitarist, Jack is on Bass and we have Matt on Drums. We’re from Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Tim & Adam have been best friends and in a band since our teens in high school. Jack and Matt have been part of the band for around 4 years now.

Ryan: Right outside of Leeds, nice. I hear the rhubarb there is the bomb. Tell me a little about your upcoming release.

Adam: Our next single is called Played Me At My Own Game. It’s a high energy Alt-Pop/Rock track. It’s about a young man who is playing the field when it comes to dating, being a bit of a Jack the lad. But then falls in love with someone who then plays him. Hence the title Played Me At My Own Game.

Ryan: “A bit of a Jack the lad” eh? For our American readers, that means he’s a cocky little shit. Played Me At My Own Game drops this Friday on all streaming platforms. A new music video for the single will also drop on YouTube.

Influences and Collaboration

Ryan: I’ve heard you tunes. Takes me back to my angsty teenage years, getting tickets to Warped Tour and being angry at my parents for loving me. Good times. Who are your biggest musical influences?

Adam: Without a doubt, my biggest musical influence was The Offspring. They were the first band I really loved and the entire reason I picked up and started learning guitar. In fact, I’m so excited to hear that they’re releasing a new album in 2021. Nowadays, I’m hugely influenced by artists such as Daughtry, Luke Combs and bands such as All Time Low and You Me At Six.

Ryan: I love The Offspring. Can’t wait for the new album! If you guys could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?

Adam: I think it would be really cool to go on a tour with All Time Low. We have been to see so many of their shows, and they are always super high energy, lots of fun and sound incredible! Plus they seem like a fun group of guys to hang out with!

Ryan: I’d buy tickets to that, for sure. What’s your collaboration process like?

Adam: We are open to lots of different ideas. We have collaborated with country singer, Lauren Faye Moss on a single where we wrote a song, and turned it into a duet. She came to the studio, recorded her vocals and we all shot a music video together. That was a really fun project. We’re always open to new ideas, so if you’re interested in linking up on a project – get in touch!

Life Outside of Music


Ryan: What do you guys like to do outside of music?

Adam: I’m a music producer and work with loads of other Alt-Rock and Country artists, helping them get great sounding records and traction with their careers. I also have a 1-year-old Cocker Spaniel puppy who is completely crazy, so spend a lot of time out walking trying to burn some energy from him!

Ryan: Man, I feel that. I rescued a German Shepherd puppy in Thailand at 3-months-old. He’s 18 months now and completely insane. So, if music wasn’t an option for you guys, what would you be doing?

Adam: Both of us are fully qualified teachers…. so that haha! I studied Biochemistry and trained to be a Science teacher, Tim did a Maths degree and became a Maths teacher!

Ryan: Well damn, a couple of smart-ass musicians. I don’t think you’ll have to worry about going back to teaching. You guys have a bright future in music. What’s the weirdest day job you’ve ever had?

Adam: Not so much weird, but I was a bartender in a hotel when I was 18-19. My hours were 7pm – 3am Friday, Saturday and Sunday and I hated it. One day, my P45 came through the post. I don’t really know if they just didn’t need me anymore or I got fired because they didn’t tell me haha. Anyway, I wasn’t disappointed. I didn’t have to turn up any more!

Tim: I was a waiter and hated it whilst at University. One day – I had enough, so just decided to never go back. Didn’t even tell my boss I wasn’t coming back, so I’m pretty sure I lost out on some wages…but thats how much I wanted out haha.

Ryan: Oh man, I’ve had jobs like that. The worst. What were you guys like as kids?

Adam: Music mad! We were those kids at parties that would always find the acoustic guitar and be like ‘Anyway, here’s Wonderwall‘ haha!

Ryan: Haha you were that guy, huh? What about you, Tim?

Tim: I was a super annoying as a kid, probably still am very annoying. haha couldn’t sit still.

Ryan: That’s what us singers do. We were born to annoy people. No shame in that. Alright, you get a date with one musician. Who are you taking out?

Adam: I would LOVE to go on a man-date with Jack Black. He is seriously the coolest guy in the world and everything he does has me in stitches! His TikTok is the best thing in the world right now!

This is what you do in the studio, huh?

Getting Back To Reality

Ryan: What are you guys doing to stay connected to your fans during the pandemic?

Adam: We have been posting every day on our socials, doing a few live streams, and have also created a bunch of new merch for our online store including trucker caps and beanies. It’s currently -2 in the UK right now so the beanies are well appreciated. We are going to be giving away a merch bundle when our new single drops on 19.02.21.

Ryan: Nice! New merch AND a new single this Friday! If you could play that new single in any city in the world today, where would it be?

Adam: Vegas! We spent a week in Vegas for Tim’s stag do! Incredible place, so much to do, loads of energy. I think it’d be incredible!

Ryan: Vegas is dope. I did karaoke with a really bad Elvis impersonator there. I had a little too much to drink that night. Speaking of drinking, what keeps you guys going?

Adam: Passion! You don’t do music unless it’s something you’re deeply passionate about and there’s an innate ‘need’ to write, perform and put yourself out there!

Ryan: Absolutely.

Dominoes and Tiny Horses


Ryan: If you had one day left to live, how would you spend it?

Adam: I’d love to get everyone I know in a huge warehouse, tons of beer, play a bit of a gig and just have the best time ever with all my friends, family and loved ones. That would be the ideal way to see out the end of the world in my opinion.

Ryan: That sounds like fun. I’ll bring my wife. We’ll see you there. How about food? What if you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life?

Adam: Pizza. Dominoes or ASDA Pizza Counter…I’m not fussy between those – they’re the best pizzas around.

Ryan: Dominoes is on the top of your list? Damn, we are spoiled here in the States. The thought of Dominoes being the best pizza anywhere keeps me awake at night. What keeps you awake?

Adam: Not feeling fulfilled later in life! If I try and fail at something, that’s fine and I can live with that! But I’d hate to get towards the end of my life and wonder ‘what if?’….. yeah that got kinda deep haha!

Ryan: It’s okay to get deep. It’s always better to try and fail than to not try at all. Okay, enough with getting deep. One of you has to fight. Who is it? Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

Adam: I’m nominating Tim for this challenge!

Tim: Yeah I’ll give this a go! I’m the kind of ambitious type to say ‘I’ll smash them both’ and then realize I’ve bitten off more than I can chew haha.

Ryan: My god. could you imagine the chaos? One horse-sized duck and a flock of duck-sized horses.

Coming Soon…


Ryan: What’s next for you guys?

Adam: We have loads more singles ready to release, so we are planning on releasing music every 6-8 weeks moving forwards. As soon as COVID rules allow, we will be out gigging, making music videos, and we also have secured a publishing deal for our music, which we are really excited about!

Ryan: That is great news. Congrats! Before we wrap this up, is there anything you’d like to say to our readers?

Adam: To our fans that follow us and listen to our music – we love you and appreciate you so much. You’re the reason that we do what we do and get so much enjoyment out of it. To anyone who hasn’t heard our music yet… if you like high energy Alt-Rock music with good catchy melodies from a group of guys who have below average banter and love Dad jokes, then we are EXACTLY what you have been waiting for!

Ryan: There you have it! Great tunes and dad jokes. Doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks for joining us today and good luck with your release on Friday!

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Thanks again for joining us on Le Café Music Blog’s Indie Artist Interview Sessions. I really need to come up with a shorter name for that. If you’re an indie artist and would like to be featured, Contact Us today!

New Music Friday! 6 New Releases (1/29/21)

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It’s that time of the week! Breaking down 6 of the newest tracks all in one place so you don’t have to go searching!

We’ve got some interesting stuff today, so let’s get weird, nerds.


IU (아이유)- Celebrity

Let’s start off with one all the way from South Korea, K-Pop star IU (아이유) with Celebrity. This is a preview of what to expect on her 5th studio album, which is in the works right now. The video is already at nearly 12 million views on YouTube. With her bright, beautiful vocals, and upbeat electro-pop sound, I can imagine this track will be blaring out of every shop in Gangnam by this weekend.

It’s fine to take your time
But I hope you notice, at last
The one and only
You are my celebrity

2 Chainz – Grey Area

I highly recommend taking a hit of acid or some shrooms before watching this video…not that I know what that’s like or anything…

But seriously. Do it.

2 Chainz switches heads with his dog, Trappy and gets belly rubs from an angel around an entire litter of 2 Chainz-headed Trappy’s. Wild stuff, man.

On the music side of it all, this song is a banger. It’s got a dope beat, a great flow, and lyrics that may or may not offend you. Grey Area is the latest single off of his 2020 album So Help Me God.

Gonna set the standard, I done rep’d Atlanta, slept in a cabana
Dolce & Gabbana, Louis V bandana (Do it)

Rag n’ Bone Man – All You Ever Wanted

Rory Charles Graham , AKA Rag n’ Bone Man has one of the coolest voices I’ve ever heard. His first album, Human was full of soul and beautifully executed. It didn’t sound like anything else out there. Maybe I need to let it grow on me, but All You Ever Wanted just reminds me too much of an Imagine Dragons song.

Lyrically, its nice…but the song itself just isn’t touching me in all the right places. The new single will be on Graham’s upcoming album, Life of Misdirection, which will drop in April.

I know we’ve all got our problems
And it’s a blessing…

Eric Church – Heart on Fire

With the first country song to appear on Le Café Music, Eric Church is giving the “Church Choir” exactly what they were hoping for with Heart on Fire. I was skeptical of this one from the opening line :

Roosevelt Road was too rough for my old truck

I couldn’t help but think “Man, not another country song about a truck.” That’s just a bit too cliche. But my feelings changed shortly after and caught myself actually enjoying it. It’s a fun song, Church is a very talented singer, and the lyrics shy away from the cliches after that first line.

Heart on Fire dropped today with the news that this song will be featured on his upcoming albums. That’s right, I said albums. Plural.

It will be a three volume set, titled Heart & Soul. This track will be on the album called Heart, which will be released April 16th. The second album of the series, Soul, will be released just one week later. & is going to be released as a 6-track vinyl EP and only available to Church Choir members. That’s pretty dope, Mr. Church.

Now, I’m trying to open my mind to the country genre a bit more these days. Country fans, please help me find the good stuff. Comment with your favorite country song below!

That look on your face was full of wild desire
Soakin’ my soul in gas and settin’ my heart on fire

Rebecca Black – Girlfriend

Here’s a nice little redemption story for you. Rebecca Black…the internet sensation in 2011 at the age of 13 for releasing what some people say is “the worst music video ever.”

The song is called Friday. You know the one. If you don’t, here it is. Sorry, Rebecca.

Tomorrow is Saturday
And Sunday comes after… wards

Black was destroyed by the media. She was bullied at school. Kids threw food at her in the cafeteria. She suffered from self-esteem issues and depression. At 19, she was told that no producer or songwriter would ever work with her again.

Kids can be really f****** mean.

Honestly, she didn’t deserve any of that ridicule at 13. You know who deserves all of the ridicule?

“Producers” Clarence Jey and Patrice Wilson. They had to know that song was trash, yet they released it anyway. Wilson, the writer of Friday and co-founder of ARK Music Factory was also the UNCREDITED featured rapper in the song.

Gee, I wonder why he wouldn’t want his name associated with it…

Wilson later opened another label under the name Pato, called Pato’s Music World...which failed miserably.

Hmm…I wonder why he changed his name…

hmm

Enough about those frauds. Let’s talk about Rebecca.

Despite the bullying and the depression…Black continued to make music and work on her craft. Her net worth is now estimated at $1.5 million. Suck on that, bullies.

Today, Rebecca Black is back. And it is Friday, but that’s just a coincidence. Here is her new single, Girlfriend.

Need you like I need to breathe
Never liked the chase much anyway

benny blanco, Marshmallow, & Vance Joy – You

There are some wild-ass music videos being released this week. Here’s another one.

In our only claymation video of the week, the boys are enjoying a little cookout, when a terrifying tree monster comes out and captures mallo and Joy while blanco is flipping burgers. blanco then finds them tied up inside the tree. Instead of killing the monster…he gives it a hug. Tree monster unties the boys and they all proceed to get drunk and become best friends.

What a day.

The song is nice, and I enjoyed hearing Vance Joy for the first time since Riptide in 2013.

The claymation is pretty badass too!

I traveled many roads
And I know what road to choose
Now my world is never changing
There’s anything I can do

There we have it. Six of the most talked-about releases of the week. I hope you enjoyed my breakdown of these tracks and their videos.

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Someone Like you turns 10

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That’s right…the iconic track from Adele’s 21 album turned 10-years-old today. Someone Like You was the second single to be released on the 2011 album after Rolling in the Deep. This woman only turns out massive hits and her voice will never be matched. Prove me wrong.

When Someone Like You was released, David Letterman was still hosting The Late Show. Watch Adele perform the hit, live on Letterman.

Rumor has it, Adele has a new album coming out in February. Her good friend, Alan Carr stated “I’ve actually heard some tracks on it. Oh my God, it’s amazing – so amazing” in a recent article in Grazia UK. This, according to Jem Aswad of Variety.

I think we can all agree, we need more heartwrenching music from Adele in 2021. Let’s hope the rumors are true…I need something new to make me sob.

What is your favorite Adele song? Tell us in the comments!