Cody Simpson & Nairobi – High Forever

Australian singer & actor Cody Simpson has teamed up with Swedish pop wonders Nairobi to deliver a delicious slice of poptastic perfection!

‘HIGH FOREVER’, the first of several collaborative releases between Loki Records and Gold Fever Records can be listened to here.

Packed with fresh beats and summer vibes, ‘HIGH FOREVER’ immediately began racking up some impressive streams on Spotify with instant additions coming from New Music Friday playlists throughout Europe and Asia!

“High Forever is the perfect blend and we can’t wait to share it with the world,” T.I Jakke of NAIROBI stated in reflection of the release.

Jakke Erixson, one half of the Nairobi duo, met Cody Simpson during his early days as Top 40 record producer, and since meeting him, has always admired his sound and integrity as an artist. The two became friends, keeping in touch over the years as their careers in music grew. A successful studio session in 2019 led to two song collaborations from the Cody Simpson x Nairobi camp with High Forever being released on Erixon’s label, Gold Fever Records.

Nairobi, the Swedish pop wonder consisting of T.I. Jakke and Karl-Ola Kjellholm, deliver the perfect modern pop-pillow we all need. In the past, the duo worked with well-known artists such as Ava Max, R3hab, Shaggy or the Goo Goo Girls. In these times, Nairobi aim to give audiences the kind of carefree, joy-filled experiences that the world is craving. In case people wonder, Nairobi is indeed a homage to one of the characters from the famous Netflix series The Money Heist.


The Swedish pop wonder continues. From super producers T.I Jakke and Karl-Ola Kjellholm (Ava Max, R3hab, Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee, French Montana, Shaggy, Goo Goo Dolls and many more) comes a perfect blend of Swedish melancholy and sunny California.

NAIROBI is the perfect modern pop-pillow we all need. The land of the midnight sun meets the golden coast in the bright, intoxicating sounds of new Swedish-Californian pop wonder NAIROBI. The duo offers up the kind of instant pop hits we’ve come to expect from Sweden’s music masterminds, and seamlessly blends in the eternal summer beach vibes of Southern California. Fronted by the familiar, hit-making voice of Jakke Erixson (Mike Perry, RedOne, John de Sohn, HotShade, Ten Times, etc.), NAIROBI aims to give audiences the kind of carefree, joy-filled experience that’s so needed in today’s world, and with irresistibly buoyant sounds reminiscent of Kygo, Galantis and Benny Blanco, the group accomplishes their feel-good mission in spades.

Song Inspiration

Australian triple-threat and pop sensation, Cody Simpson, teams up with new Stockholm & L.A.-based House wonder, NAIROBI, in a collaboration as sweet as the euphoric days of summer.

The inspiration for the song emerged when NAIROBI’s discovered CODY SIMPSON as being an outstanding, ideal collaborator, wanting to pair his musicianship and poetry with NAIROBI’s melancholic pop sound.

“High Forever is the perfect blend and we can’t wait to share it with the world,” T.I Jakke of NAIROBI stated in reflection of the release.

Combining forces, NAIROBI serves irresistibly buoyant sounds, while incorporating Simpson’s silky, time-tested vocabs to make their track “High Forever” an instantly intoxicating hit.

Song’s Origin Story

Jakke Erixson, one-half of the NAIROBI duo, met Cody Simpson during his early days as Top 40 record producer, and since meeting him, has always admired his sound and integrity as an artist. The two became friends, keeping in touch over the years as their careers in music grew. In 2019, Erixson started his own boutique record label, Gold Fever Records, with Karl-ola Kjellholm and Philip Wareborn. After the label’s launch, he reached out to Simpson to collaborate on new music and a short while later, the two were in the studio together. The successful studio session led to two song collaborations from the Cody Simpson X NAIROBI camp, the first of which is expected to end up on Simpson’s artist project, while the second track, “HIGH FOREVER,” has been planned for release on Erixson’s label, Gold Fever Records.

Shortly after recording “HIGH FOREVER,” Erixson played the song for Zack Dekkaki, President of The Loki Group, who immediately became excited by the track’s potential. From there, Dekkaki offered to partner Loki Records, a subsidiary of The Loki Group, with Gold Fever to co-release and promote the song globally. As a boutique label, Gold Fever saw tremendous opportunity in the partnership and its ability to expand the reach of this release to an international audience with the help of Loki Records’ label services. “HIGH FOREVER” is speculated to be the first of several collaborative releases between Loki Records and Gold Fever Records.

Gracie Abrams – Brush Fire

Acclaimed songwriter Gracie Abrams has shared her latest single, a poignant and powerful track called “Brush Fire”. Released as a gift to her fans, the stark but spellbinding song is accompanied by a live version of an equally enthralling video from the 21-yearold artist. “Brush Fire” is available now at all digital retailers via Interscope Records.

Co-written by Abrams with Tobias Jesso Jr and Blake Slatkin, “Brush Fire” centres on the gently commanding vocal work and intimate storytelling Abrams recently brought to her debut project minor. With Slatkin also serving as the track’s producer, the song unfolds in a sparse arrangement of dreamy keyboard tones as Abrams reflects on infatuation and loss, gracefully threading “Brush Fire” with her intricate melodies and delicate poetry (e.g., “Your words hit me like a hard rain in L.A.”).

Directed by Joseph Armario, the live performance video for “Brush Fire” perfectly captures the song’s mood of quiet desolation. To that end, the visual finds Abrams seated on the floor of an empty theater, with Jesso positioned behind his keyboard many feet away. Intermittently brightened by flashes of colour and light, the video again reveals Abrams’s rare power to fill vast spaces with her understated yet impactful expression.

Released in July, minor features Abrams’s beloved singles “21,” “I miss you, I’m sorry,” and “Long Sleeves.” The seven-song project drew praise from outlets like Ones To Watch, who noted that “Abrams encourages her listeners to acknowledge every ugly feeling that bubbles up, revel in it, and accept that it’s okay to feel this way.” Executive-produced by Slatkin, minor also found Abrams collaborating with producer/songwriters like Joel Little, Benny Blanco, Jim-E Stack, Sarah Aarons, and Caroline Pennell.

Named an artist to watch by Pigeons & Planes, Fader, and iD – and crowned one of seven breakout female musicians by Vogue UK – Abrams considers herself a songwriter, first and foremost. After writing her first song at the age of eight, she went on to earn a devoted following on the strength of her indelibly personal lyrics and magnetic vocal delivery. Through the years, Abrams shared homespun clips of her songs on social media, amassing over 390k followers on Instagram before she’d even released her first track. In October 2019, Abrams made her official debut with the intensely vulnerable song “Mean It.”

Abrams recently wrapped up a worldwide virtual tour performing songs from minor for audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Berlin, Sydney, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, United Kingdom, France and Malaysia.

Melodownz – Big Deals (ft. Diggy Dupe)

New Zealand rapper MELODOWNZ has shared ‘Big Deals’ featuring Diggy Dupé, the Polynesian wordsmith’s second single of the year following ‘Fine’.

While his last cutthroat collaboration, 2019’s ‘No Mercy’ saw MELODOWNZ barring out alongside Florida rap weapon Denzel Curry – on ‘Big Deals’ the MC recruits Auckland-based Niuean rapper Diggy Dupé for a dominant community celebration. Longtime friends and collaborators, MELODOWNZ and Diggy Dupé first appeared on a song together back in 2016, and since have both become leading figures in New Zealand’s hip hop landscape. With MELODOWNZ repping Avondale and Diggy claiming Grey Lynn, on ‘Big Deals’ two respective stomping grounds collide to create a hard-hitting hood anthem.

Opening with a slinky guitar melody loop, pounding drums propel ‘Big Deals’ into gritty street territory as Melo introduces his turf with a spirited holler on the snappy hook, “Auckland city born and raised, 828 with a smile on my face / big deals get done you get none, big deals get done you get none”. Diggy Dupé’s gruff tone commands on the second verse before both rappers unite on the final hook; their spirited chant an uproar for the city that raised them and the respective hustles within it. Released in tow with a music video directed by Auckland visionary Connor Pritchard, MELODOWNZ and Diggy Dupé take viewers on a tour of the streets that symbolize their identities and upbringings in the ‘Big Deals’ visual, in the company of their day one crews.

“Lately I’ve been really inspired and impressed with Polynesian rap in NZ and AUS. Seeing other polys winning is really empowering and pushes me to do the same. That’s where the energy from the song comes from, and being proud of my community and the hood that raised me,” MELODOWNZ says. “My Uso is a top salesman at a popular car dealership in Auckland, and when he seals a deal I used to say “BIG DEALS GET DONE” as a joke. I say the same thing with my manager, and to a lot of the bros still trapping and what not.

Diggy’s one of my day ones in this music shit, even before the music, I grew up with a few of his cousins, so we’ve been team since way back. Him being from Central, Arch Hill / Grey Lynn and me being from West Auckland / Avondale, I knew our verses would be the perfect contrast for the song.”

‘Big Deals’ follows MELODOWNZ recent nomination for Best New Act at the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards. About to embark on an extensive run of summer festival shows across New Zealand, ‘Big Deals’ is another taste of what MELODOWNZ has been cooking up this year as he works towards his debut album in 2021.

JD Days – Evergreen Christmas

Christmas fans will be able to unwrap their present early this year. JD Days is surprising new fans with his latest Christmas Single Evergreen Christmas. The timeless Christmas love ballad “Evergreen Christmas” has all the spirit and warmth of classic Christmas music and the sounds of John Lennon.

JD Days is an incredible live performer, and though he wasn’t able to play as many shows as he would have liked to he really captured something phenomenal with his latest hit “Evergreen Christmas”. In addition to this Christmas single, JD Days is putting out his first major radio release. “Evergreen Christmas” is being sent out on multiple radio formats: Adult AC, Christmas, Pop, Americana and Country.

24KGoldn – Coco (Ft. DaBaby)

After literally taking over the world with his global smash hit “Mood”, 24kGoldn is BACK with a brand new single “Coco” featuring hip-hop superstar DaBaby
The single will dropped with visualizer and a Cole Bennett directed official music video coming at a later date.
With DaBaby as the feature, “Coco” has more of a hip-hop feel, while maintaining the guitar-driven pop/rock energy 24kGoldn has mastered with his previous singles.
“Coco” already received some impressive press pick up from SPIN, Billboard , Complex, The New York Times, V Magazine, Uproxx, Revolt , Hip Hop DX, Rap Radar, Hot New Hip Hop, Lyrical Lemonade amongst several other outlets.
“Mood” continues to dominate the world, the Justin Bieber & J Balvin remix taking it even further. The original version held #1 Spotify Global for over 4+ weeks; currently #5 Global (remix is #107), and Top 10 in 28 markets including #1 Netherlands / Austria / Belgium / Switzerland, #2 Germany / ANZ, #5 UK, #7 France, and #8 Canada.
Between the original + remix, it has over 835M+ combined streams WW and over 85M music video views.
Locally “Mood” has had over 33M streams across Spotify and Apple, is currently #1 on the ARIA’s single chart and is 2 x Platinum.
24K has over 42M monthly listeners on Spotify
DaBaby has over 42M monthly listeners on Spotify

Carrie Underwood – My Gift

My Gift is the first-ever Christmas album from seven-time GRAMMY Award winner and five-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Carrie Underwood

“I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas album and it’s been a long time coming,” says Underwood. “I knew this would be my next music project after wrapping my tour last year, and I think it’s turned out to be the perfect time for an album like this, in this period of such personal and spiritual reflection. For me, it’s more important than ever to focus on the true meaning of Christmas in a project like this. Even though it has been a tough year for all of us, sometimes I feel like the greatest realizations can be inspired by the most difficult times, and make us more grateful for the things we do have and for what truly matters.”

On My Gift, Underwood welcomes a stellar list of musical collaborators, led by GRAMMY Award-winning producer, mixer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Wells, who produced and arranged the album and has written and produced some of the best-selling and highest charting tracks of the past 15 years for such artists as Adele, Celine Dion, Keith Urban, and P!nk, as well as the worldwide smash The Greatest Showman soundtrack. My Gift features a world-class orchestra, led by the pre-eminent arranger, composer, and conductor David Campbell, whose many credits include iconic recordings by artists including Linda Ronstadt, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, and his son Beck. My Gift is mixed by 14-time GRAMMY Award winning mixer, Serban Ghenea.

Although Underwood has previously recorded several Christmas songs which have become instant classics, a full-length holiday album has been highly-anticipated by her fans. My Gift features a combination of beloved traditional favourites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several originals. Two of the new original songs are written by Underwood, frequent collaborator Brett James (‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’, ‘Something In The Water’), and her Cry Pretty co-producer, David Garcia. In addition to a very special appearance by Underwood’s 5-year-old son, Isaiah Fisher, on the holiday classic that inspired the album title, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, My Gift also features her first collaboration with GRAMMY®, Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winner John Legend, on the original track, ‘Hallelujah’, written by Legend and Toby Gad.

Shawn Mendes – “Wonder”

Today, GRAMMY nominated multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes released his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Wonder, via Island Records. Get it here. Shawn previously released “Wonder” and “Monster (Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber)” from the album.

The highly anticipated album has already received rave reviews.

“On his 14-track fourth album, Shawn Mendes is airy, grand, intense and rapturous. It is the sound of a man totally and hopelessly in love.” – AP

“With its earnest take on love and fame, “Wonder” reminds listeners that Mendes is still a 22-year-old figuring it all out and that, despite his young age, he’s making nuanced songs that pull on your heartstrings. Mendes lays himself bare on the album, leaving fans to wonder only what’s next.” USA Today

“A compelling mix of youthful passion and coming-of-age agony.” – Rolling Stone

“Shawn Mendes grows up, glows up on the love-struck Wonder” – Entertainment Weekly

“Wonder feels like a cinematic experience rather than just another album on a shelf. It’s tangible evidence that Mendes was born to create music” – US Weekly

On December 6th, Shawn will perform a livestream benefit concert, Wonder: The Experience, to celebrate the release of Wonder. The virtual storyteller event is the final performance of Shawn’s Wonder Residencies, which also included performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. RSVP for the storyteller benefit concert, donate to the Shawn Mendes Foundation (SMF), or buy Amex Card Member packages, including behind-the-scenes content and limited edition merch here. As part of the experience, fans can use the Postmates code* WONDEREXPERIENCE for free delivery in the U.S. For every Postmates customer that uses the free delivery code, $1 will be donated to The Shawn Mendes Foundation up to one million dollars.* The Shawn Mendes Foundation is a sponsored program of the Social Impact Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).

Most recently, Shawn and his longtime manager, Andrew Gertler, partnered with Netflix to release “IN WONDER” globally on November 23rd. The debut feature length documentary, a TIFF special event selection, from acclaimed music video director Grant Singer (The Weeknd, Lorde, Sam Smith), is a portrait of Mendes’ life, chronicling the past few years of his rise and journey. Executive produced by Andrew Gertler, Shawn Mendes, & Ben Winston; produced by Saul Germaine, p.g.a and James Haygood. Mendes and Gertler produced the film under their newly announced film and television production company Permanent Content, which will develop scripted and documentary projects “focused on issues that impact or are important to today’s youth.” Shawn, in partnership with SMF, also announced an official annual TIFF award at the festival, given to an emerging or young filmmaker for excellence in creating a film that focuses on world issues important to the youth of today.

Wonder Track List:

24 Hours
Teach Me How To Love
Call My Friends
Song For No One
Monster w/Justin Bieber
Always Been You
Piece Of You
Look Up At The Stars
Can’t Imagine

About Shawn Mendes:

GRAMMY nominated Toronto born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes released his highly anticipated self-titled third album in May 2018. The certified platinum album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart as well as multiple additional worldwide markets. It shot to #1 on iTunes in more than 80 countries immediately upon release. The album became one of the top best-selling album debuts of 2018 and made Shawn the third youngest solo artist to ever have three consecutive #1 albums. Shawn was nominated in two categories for the 61st annual GRAMMY® Awards, including “Song of the Year” for “In My Blood” and “Best Pop Vocal Album” for SHAWN MENDES. Most recently, Shawn was nominated for a GRAMMY for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for his single with Camila Cabello, “Señorita.” The song debuted at #1 on iTunes worldwide and broke Spotify’s record for the biggest debut from a male/female duet in its history, going on to become the most streamed song on Spotify in 2019. The hit nabbed the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart as well as #1 at Top 40 & Hot AC Radio. Last summer Shawn debuted his certified platinum single, “If I Can’t Have You,” at #1 on iTunes and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With “Señorita” at #1 and “If I Can’t Have You” at #2, Shawn is the first male solo artist ever to simultaneously hold the #1 and #2 place on the Top 40 chart. In April 2017, Shawn released his 3x platinum hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” The track scored Shawn his second #1 single at Top 40 radio and on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, joining his 7x platinum single “Stitches.” Throughout his career, Shawn has achieved 3 consecutive #1 album debuts, 3 platinum albums, and 11+ consecutive platinum and multi-platinum singles. Worldwide, he has sold over 27 million albums, 242 million singles, and has amassed over 50 billion global streams and over 9 billion YouTube views. Shawn has completed two sold-out world tours with over one million tickets sold, selling out legendary stadiums and arenas including NYC’s Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena in minutes. On his most recent tour, he sold out his first ever stadium show in minutes at Rogers Centre in his hometown of Toronto. The tour began in March 2019, with over 100 dates across the UK, Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. Shawn has nearly 50 Billion global streams and 8.6 billion video views. He topped Billboard’s “21 Under 21” in 2017 and 2018 and has been featured on Forbes “30 Under 30,” Spotify’s “25 Under 25,” and Time Magazine’s “Time 100 Most Influential”. In 2018, ROI Influencer Media recognized Shawn as the #1 Most Influential Artist and #1 Most Influential Teen across all social media platforms.

In 2019 Shawn launched The Shawn Mendes Foundation, which seeks to inspire Shawn’s audience, the youth generation of today-to learn about those causes that they are passionate about, and help empower them to use the voice they have to bring change to the world by taking action & giving back. As part of its ongoing mission, the Foundation provides resources and support to amplify the voices, messages, and platforms of young leaders driving positive change.


“YEAH RIGHT” is the fourth tack to be released from The Bitter Truth, Evanescence’s forthcoming new album and first containing all new material in nearly a decade. The Bitter Truth promises fans more of the heavy, vocal-driven, and expertly-orchestrated rock & roll for which Evanescence is known.

The Bitter Truth takes its foundation in the epic, signature sound that has earned Evanescence two GRAMMY awards and more than 23 million album sales worldwide beginning with their landmark debut ‘Fallen,’ and blends it with the thought-provoking lyrics, musical sophistication, and heavy themes that Amy Lee has become known for. Producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Deftones) has been tracking with the band in Nashville since late January. In a break from the past, the band will be rolling out a series of songs from the album incrementally, culminating in the release of the full album.

About Evanescence:

Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Evanescence has made an impact on people around the world. The group’s 2003 landmark debut album Fallen laid the foundation; spending 43 weeks on the Billboard Top 10 and selling more than 17 million copies worldwide, including a #1 debut on the Australian Aria charts. Debut single and global hit “Bring Me To Life,” reached #1 on the Australian Aria charts, reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as marking their first U.K. #1 hit single. The equally popular “My Immortal” peaked at #4 on the Australian Aria charts, #7 in the U.S. and U.K. Following multiple worldwide tours, The Open Door came next, securing the band their 2nd Aria #1 album and went on to sell more than five million copies globally, followed by the self-titled Evanescence which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. Evanescence lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist Troy McLawhorn , and guitarist Jen Majura, went down both very new and familiar paths for their fourth and most ambitious release to date, Synthesis , in 2017 via Sony Music Australia. The symphonic effort scored four Billboard #1s, debuting atop the Independent, Alternative, Rock, and Classical Album Charts. Evanescence launched their worldwide “Synthesis Live” tour in October 2017 combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra.

Aimee Hannan – Invisible

At one point or another most of us have had that feeling from a loved one, friend or even maybe a co-worker, that we may not be seen for who or what we truly are. That we’re not good enough, that we are invisible.

Determined and inspiring sums up the way Sydney based singer-songwriter Aimee Hannan lives her life. Aimee found her love of country music at age ten, joining the local country music club. Soon after, Aimee was selected to open Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Hat Town’ tour in Gladstone Queensland. She then travelled the countryside competing in many festivals throughout Queensland and NSW with great success, as well as graduating from both the Junior and Senior programs at the CMAA Academy of Country Music.

Singing is a major part of Aimee’s life, but it became increasingly difficult to perform as she was struggling with a rare medical condition that was causing her heart to fail and soon became necessary for Aimee to have her leg amputated. Staying true to herself, Aimee was back on stage months later performing from her wheelchair until her prosthetic was made, then nothing could stop her.

After competing in Today’s Country Brand New Star competition, she connected with fellow artists Gina Jeffreys and Max Jackson and with their help co-wrote a collection of songs, some of which Aimee recorded on her debut album ‘Stronger’, recorded at Hillbilly Hut Studios with Simon Johnson.

Royal South – You Weren’t Made for Me

Individual artists in their own right, SaraBeth and Glen Mitchell have come together to form the harmony powerhouse Royal South. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the Texas and London natives have attracted the attention of renowned producer, Paul Worley, who brought us the The Chicks, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, and Martina McBride. Royal South has built a strong international fan base touring heavily across the United States, Europe, and beyond. Their new single, “You Weren’t Made for Me” is ready for radio today!