MXRTY THE PXRTY Debuts New Single, ‘WANNIT ALL,’ Companion Video

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Rap artist MXRTY The PXRTY (a.k.a. Martin Dovali) premiered his debut single and video this week.

The independent rap artist debuted his new single ”Wannit All‘ Friday, along with its companion video. The song was produced by multi-platinum-selling producer Steve Wilmot (OneRepublic,U2, Shawn Mendes).

video features Dovali performing his single against a variety of backdrops while the song plays over that whole.

Dovali talked about the song’s creation during a recent interview.

“I really wanted some eye catching visuals for the video,” he said. “I’m talking weird projections, bright moving lights, and artistic colors. I was fortunate to get to work with Sean Sweetman and not only did he make all of those things happen, but he literally put me inside of a digital world like a video game (and not like Tim & Eric lol)! You would have to watch the video 100 times to see how much detail went into the visuals. Couldn’t be more stoked, it’s F**** Stunning!”

The single’s musical arrangement uses electronic elements and beats that collectively make it a whole that holds its own against works from Dovali’s more well-known counterparts in the rap world. The lyrical content featured with the song’s musical arrangement is just as accessible as the song’s musical content.

Dovali talked about the song’s lyrical theme during the noted interview.

“It’s an anthem for any individual who has grinded their whole life and never gave up with massive unapologetic aspirations,” he said. “In collaboration with longtime friend & producer Steve Wilmot, we teamed up to create a powerful, groovy bop with a chorus you’ll be singing with conviction throughout the day.”

More information on Dovali’s new single and video is available along with all of his latest news at:

Website: https://www.MXRTYTHEPXRTY.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mxrtythepxrty

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mxrtythepxrty


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‘Live In South Africa’ Will Join OneRepublic’s Fans As One

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Pop rock group OneRepublic has come quite a long way since its initial formation 16 years ago. Over the course of now 16 years in existence, this Colorado-based band has seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows and in the process, has gone on to become one of the most popular acts in the world, garnering millions of records and tickets sold. The band’s fame is certain to grow even more next Friday when its new live recording Live in South Africa is released in stores and online. Originally recorded June 19, 2015 at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa, this 18-song, roughly 90-minute performance is one that will easily appeal to every one of the band’s fans, regardless of their familiarity with the band. That is due in no small part to the concert’s set list, which will be discussed shortly. The band’s performance will definitely do just as much to make the concert enjoyable to fans. It will be discussed later. The bonus material included with the recording also plays into that appeal. It will also be discussed later. Each element is important in its own right as will be discussed in this analysis. All things considered, they make the recording, again, one that will appeal to every one of OneRepublic’s fans.

Live in South Africa, OneRepublic’s latest (and second) live recording, is a presentation that is certain to appeal to every one of the band’s fans. For that matter, it is a work that is likely to keep this superstar act’s fame rise even more upon its release. That is due in no small part to the concert’s 18-song, roughly 90-minute body. Originally recorded June 19, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the band’s “Native” tour, the set list lifts very liberally from the band’s 2013 album Native. More specifically, 12 of that record’s 13 total songs are included in this set list while the band’s 2007 debut album Dreaming Out Loud only gets two nods. Waking Up, the band’s 2009 sophomore album gets three nods. The 18th song is the band’s cover of Louis Armstrong’s timeless classic ‘Wonderful World.’ Given, it would have been nice to have seen more balance between the band’s then three albums. But the band cannot be faulted for trying to put as much attention as possible on its then most recent album. That is especially the case since the band’s breakthrough hit ‘Apologize’ (from the band’s debut album) is included here along with three other hit singles from the band’s sophomore record. To that end, the band is to be commended for giving audiences music from the early portion of its life while also pushing forward with such a heavy representation of its then most recent album.

While the set list is important because of the album representation, that is only one part of what makes the set list important. The actual ordering of the songs is just as important to its whole as the songs themselves. The balance of energy from one song to the next is impressive, smoothly moving up and down from one song to the next. The almost ethereal feel of the concert’s opener ‘Don’t Look Down’ is so powerful in its own right. In the same breath, the controlled, yet driving energy of its follow-up, ‘Light It Up’ makes for a solid transition that easily keeps audiences engaged and entertained. The more reserved energy of the concert’s third entry, ‘Secrets’ makes for another strong change that keeps the set list moving fluidly and interestingly, too. This is just the beginning of the varying energies exhibited throughout the set list. It rises and falls just as smoothly throughout the rest of the concert, ensuring just as much, audiences’ engagement. When this obviously well-thought out organization is considered alongside the thought put into the concert’s very set list, it becomes clear why the concert’s st list plays so strongly into making this concert appealing for OneRepublic’s fans. It is only one part of what makes the recording in whole so appealing for fans. The band’s performance of said set list is also key to the concert’s appeal.

As already noted, the fluidity of the energies in this concert’s set list are pivotal to its overall presentation. That is because of how much they do collectively for the concert’s viewing experience. On a directly related note, the band’s performance plays hand in hand with those energies. Front man Ryan Tedder easily keeps audiences engaged as he makes his way around the stage and even into the crowd at one point while his band mates — drummer Eddie Fisher, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, and bassist/cellist Brent Kutzle — keep the energy moving with their own performances. Fisher’s time keeping is spotless throughout the show, keeping the band in time with ease while Filkins and Brown put on their own displays of talent. At one point, audiences even get an extended, awe-inspiring flamenco performance from one of the pair. Kutzle’s work on the cello adds so much emotion whenever it is added to the songs, making them that much more engaging and entertaining. When each man’s part is joined with those of his band mates, the end result is a performance from all involved that will certainly entertain audiences. It is not the last of the recording’s most vital elements either. The bonus material included with the recording’s home release is important in its own way, too.

The bonus material included in Live in South Africa’s presentation is so important because it truly is bonus material. the half-hour mini-documentary ‘Don’t Look Down’ takes audiences all the way back to the bands earliest roots. Those roots reach back to Tedder’s youth in Oklahoma and include winning a singing contest on MTV’s Total Request Live, the band being dropped from Columbia Records and rising from those ashes to be signed to a new deal that has gone on to help make the band a superstar act. Simply put, the documentary that comes with this recording presents OneRepublic as the proverbial “working man” band made up of everyday people who worked hard and persevered through so many ups and downs to get where they are today. It creates a whole new appreciation for the band that again, audiences overall will appreciate. The bonus performance of the song ‘Wherever I Go’ from Sydney, Australia adds even more enjoyment, though the documentary is really the key bonus included here. The history that it provides audiences, again, generates a new appreciation for the band. When that new appreciation is considered along with the concert’s Native-rich set list and the band’s performance thereof, the whole of the recording proves to be a work that OneRepublics fans in South Africa and other parts of the world will appreciate. It will be available next Friday, February 23 in stores and online. More information on Live in South Africa is available online now along with all of OneRepublic’s latest news and more at:

Website: http://www.onerepublic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OneRepublic

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OneRepublic

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Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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OneRepublic Partners With Eagle Rock Entertainment For New Live Recording

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OneRepublic  has a new live recording on the way.

The band announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Eagle Rock Entertainment to release its next live recording Live in South Africa on Saturday, Feb. 23.  The recording will be available on Blu-ray and digital platforms.

Blu-ray pre-orders are open now here.  The recording’s teaser trailer is streaming online now here.

Live in South Africa was recorded at The Ticketpro Dome (formerly the Coca-Cola Dome) during the final leg of the band’s Native World Tour, which was in support of the band’s third full-length studio recording Native.  The concert includes a number of the band’s fan favorite songs including, but not limited to ‘Counting Stars,’ ‘Apologize,’ ‘All The Right Moves’ and ‘If I Lose Myself’ among many others.

Along with its main feature, Live in South Africa also offers audiences an all-access documentary that follows the band’s rise to worldwide fame and thoughts from the band’s members as they contemplate their futures and that of the band.  Also included as a bonus is a performance of ‘Wherever I Go,’ which was performed live at Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia.

More information on Live in South Africa is available online along with all of OneRepublic’s latest news and more at:

Website: http://www.onerepublic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OneRepublic

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OneRepublic

 

More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

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