Divus Julius presents : Jaws

When Jaws first burst onto the music scene, they did so under a spotlight keenly focused on bands emerging out of Birmingham. A few years on and a lot has changed: that initial burst of hype might have faded, but as they continue to play packed out shows across the country it’s clear that the energy and enthusiasm surrounding this West Midlands band is one thing that’s endured. 

Jaws have served up a treat by releasing the dreamy new single, ‘Untitled’. Jaws recorded the track when they made their third album, 2019’s The Ceiling, but didn’t make the final cut for one reason or another. It’s the first release from the group in almost two years and a timely reminder of their bewitching talent, which sounds as heavenly as ever on.

Music by Bergman: Public Service Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasting have been “teaching the lessons of the past through the music of the future” for more than a decade now. 

Public Service Broadcasting will release new album ‘Bright Magic’ on September 24th. The record finds the UK outfit seeking inspiration in Berlin, constructing a three-part album in the process. Moving through the historic, culture, and nightlife of the metropolis, it’s triptych structure – Building A City / Building A Myth / Bright Magic – is carefully composed.

Best Covers: Orville Peck ‘Born This Way’ 

Orville Peck turns ‘Born This Way’ into a country road anthem with his brand new Lady Gaga cover. The 10th anniversary edition of ‘Born This Way’ will feature the 14 tracks of the original record, plus 6 reimagined versions by artists yet to be revealed, including ‘The Edge of Glory’, ‘Marry The Night’ and more. The full thing is set for release on 18th June.

Introducing…Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste is a unique and iconic artist of this generation. With his unique voice on piano and dapper sense of style, Jonathan has ignited the NYC music scene. Jonathan is from a celebrated lineage of musicians in New Orleans.

Despite a 15-year career studded with awards, the musician describes his latest album We Are as the pinnacle of his extensive work at his craft. His music is a synthesis of many different styles of Black music.

4Ever Songs: Johnny Nash ‘I Can See Clearly Now’

‘I Can See Clearly Now’ by Johnny Nash is one of the world’s most recognisable reggae songs of all times. Johnny Nash wrote and produced the song for his 1972 album of the same name. This was actually his 11th album, but arguably his breakthrough song that got him noticed around the world.

Born in Texas, he began recording music in the 1950s and was originally marketed as an easy listening artist to rival Johnny Mathis. In 1965, he and his manager moved to Jamaica. A year later, Neville Willoughby took Nash to a Rastafarian party, where Bob Marley  & The Wailing Wailers were performing. Members Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Rita Marley introduced Nash to the local music scene, and Nash signed them to an exclusive publishing contract with Cayman Music for J$50 a week.

After a couple of hits in the late 1960s with rocksteady tracks including ‘Hold Me Tight’, Nash scored his first massive hit with the reggae-inspired ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ in 1972.

The muses of La Musa: Torres

The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter otherwise known as Mackenzie Scott waits until anything—an idea, an emotion, a memory—gnaws at her, tearing at her fingers and throat until she releases it in song. 

Torres is quickly following up the release of last year’s Silver Tongue with a new album called Thirstier. Ahead of the LP’s July 30th release via Merge Records, she’s today unveiling the first single, “Don’t Go Puttin Wishes in My Head”.

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