Category Archives: Music

Paris Hilton is Backkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Kim Petras’ infectious debut single “I Don’t Want It At All” has quickly amassed nearly 4 million Spotify streams in just weeks. Check out the new video for “I Don’t Want It At All.” Directed by Charlotte Rutherford, the video depicts Kim’s teen girl fantasy complete with lavish shopping sprees, a “Princess and the Pea” style throne, a miniature Hamptons, and a special guest appearance by Paris Hilton.

Featuring shimmering synths and a club-ready beat, the buoyant, fun track is a sassy take on how Kim has observed the LA sugar daddy lifestyle – a reality altogether different from her own.

Since her childhood in Cologne, Germany, Kim has been in love with pop music. It was a window into the bigger world outside of her little town. Kim notably began transitioning with female hormone therapy following her twelfth birthday before making worldwide headlines as the youngest person to receive gender reassignment surgery at the age of 16. Her experiences and bravery are subtly present in her music and her undeniable debut single perfectly showcases her imaginative artistry and unique brand of escapism.

“Pop was always my biggest obsession,” Kim affirms. “I spend so much time looking for new music online. As a kid, music videos were my escape from the little town I was living in, because nothing happened there. I want to provide that kind of escapism. It’s unapologetically pop.”

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Jake Shears, “Creep City” is a Staff Fav

Shockingly enough, this song has made our playlist and is on repeat. Sooooo, naturally we had to share it with you!


Hello Friends and Family! It’s been awhile.  Like—a long while.  But lord, I’ve been missing you guys.  Like—REALLY MISSING YOU.  I’ve missed playing shows for you in funky clothes that I look back later and say: “What in God’s name was I thinking?” I’ve missed sweating on the front row.  I’ve missed everybody singing along and whooping it up.

Above all else, I’ve missed putting out new music.  And that, my dear friends, changes today!  Let me introduce you to Creep City.

Creep City is a pretty theatrical jam, with quite a few twists and turns. It has all the touchstones of the sound I’ve been conjuring. It’s a song about being in a literally scary transition, reflecting a moment of my life when I found myself without my long time co-horts, without New York City, having to reassess my surroundings.

I’ve not put out much out the last five years, (musically that is) other than a collaboration here or there. The thing is, I’ve been working this whole time.  But I promised myself that I would only put something out if it was really good. I mean REALLY good. There were a few years that I didn’t quite know what I wanted to say, unsure of direction, but I had faith if I kept at it, all would be revealed.

In the fall of 2015, I moved to New Orleans part-time. I needed a change of scene, and it’s a city I’ve always wanted to live in. I went down and began writing there and something funny happened: The good stuff started coming. And it kept coming. With the help of many talented musicians, I’ve been able to create the record I’ve been shooting for my whole life. It’s not only the most personal thing I’ve made, I truly believe it’s the best thing I’ve made. There was a moment in time,  that I really wasn’t interested in making a solo record. I found the notion a little cheesy. But I was talking with a friend one day and he said: “There’s no issue with you making a solo record– as long as it’s fantastic.”  I took that to heart.

There’s so much more to come in the next year, but I couldn’t wait any longer to give you a taste. If you want to hear more, I’ll be playing it all in NYC on Nov 12th at Elsewhere (tix here), and in London Nov 14th at Heaven (tix here). Please come, I want to celebrate with you.

And my time hasn’t been spent just making music. I’ve also  completed another labor of love that I’ll share details on shortly. AND will soon be announcing another way that we can spend a couple hours in a room together in a way that we’ve never done before. It’s the big ‘ol slew of stuff.

So I invite you to come along with me in my new ride. It’s gonna be a little different, but isn’t it always?  For those of you who have been waiting patiently, I have a feeling that this is gonna do the trick and then some. The cool thing, is that we’ve already had so many great times together, and as the saying goes: “You can’t make old friends.”

The world is upside down right now. In the thick of it, I feel that we still need tunes that make us smile, that make us wanna sing and dance like fools. The power of coming together and finding some common ground can’t be underestimated. Let’s have some goddamn fun.

I love you,

Jake Shears

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Coline Creuzot “High Life” Official Video

One of the team favorites, Coline Creuzot has released the visual for High Life as her Fall Visual. Take a look and let us know what you think.

 

#TSB So-Real ft. Unique “Would You Mind” Review

Just like the night turns to day we have another artist dropping a new track. Today’s review will be on “So-Real ft. Unique of Metal Roze – Would You Mind” a blend of R&B and Rap blended just right for the season.

With all that said, the video annoyed the shytt out of us…. TrueSlamBookers, you know we got to keep it 1000.

  1. Why is Unique trying so hard to look so Bout Dat when in all actuality we all Doubt Dat.
  2. The rappers voice is smooth and goes perfect with the beat, however the image he is giving off throws the whole song off and makes us hate the visual…… He needs to fire his stylist and whoever is handling his branding.
  3. The girl in the video is cute but why are they spotlighting her Instagram purchased outfits? No Shade, but they must be spotlighting someones Boutique in exchange for gear. #Oop
  4. Overall the song gets a 7 out of 10. We would play this while just kicking it around the house.
  5. The video gets a 2 out of 10… They just need to #LetItGo
  6. On a good not tho, at least So-Real is FINE

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