DAVIS Mallory Releases New Album 
Back to the 80s

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EDM/Pop Musician DAVIS Mallory Releases New Album Back to the 80s

March 1, 2023

Electronic pop musician DΛVIS Mallory has released his latest album titled Back to the 80s, a collection of songs inspired by his love for the decade that brought us New Age, Synch Pop, and Hair Bands. On his album, DΛVIS takes us on a sonic journey through the decade as we reminisce the sounds that made the 80’s so iconic.

The album begins with the title track and continues with the upbeat, bass-heavy “Jane Fonda” an ode to the actress from the same hometown as DΛVIS (Atlanta).

Back to the 80s was written over a span of 5 years with tracks recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, Malmo & Stockholm, Sweden, Los Angeles, and Berlin, Germany as DΛVIS fine-tuned his sound in the Retro/Disco/Funk format.

Lead single "Sun and Moon" started off this direction, and DΛVIS credits the passing away of musical icon Prince as a key influence in DΛVIS' shift in his musical sound. Other standout tracks on the album include "Wild Child" with Dutch producer Vence - a tribute to DΛVIS’ wild cat Xena, "Cologne" which launched DΛVIS' limited edition cologne brand, "Perfect Romance" a disco ballad in the vein of Lizzo or Miley Cyrus.

The album ends with two fabulous covers: “Don't You Want Me" by Human League and a rendition of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper with new lyrics "boys just wanna have fun."  

Photo of Haughty Hazelnut by Oliphant Portraits

Back to the 80s
Available now on all streaming platforms


For more information, please visit davismallory.com

Queer Artist Kyle Motsinger 
Releases "Bad Years"

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Kyle Motsinger reflects on the long, arduous, road he has travelled in the pursuit of his rock star dreams.

February 15, 2023

In “Bad Years”, singer/songwriter Kyle Motsinger reflects on the long, arduous, road he has travelled in the pursuit of his rock star dreams.  “It’s been challenging with daily obstacles like waking up to find my bank account overdrawn and having to call mom and dad for grocery money,” he admits.  “Or promoting a show at the venue I always dreamed of playing to only have one friend show up.  It can be pretty humiliating and soul-crushing. You start to wonder if anyone cares or if you are even talented.”   Produced by Motsinger and engineered, mixed, and mastered by MP Kuo, the alternative rock anthem is a theatrical song that features talents from the New York theatre stage including Broadway pit musicians Janey Choi, Conrad Harris, Mark Kosmala, and Joel Lambdin. Broadway’s Trisha Jeffrey (Rent, Little Shop of Horrors, All Shook Up, and Motown the Musical) and NYC actor Jason Pintar provide the background vocals.  NY Drama Desk nominee Mark Hartman plays piano.  

“The message of ‘Bad Years’ is a hopeful and encouraging one,” Motsinger continues from his Manhattan home.   “It is about how things can and will get better if you hold on.  One day, you will look back from a better place.”  

Kyle Motsinger was born and raised in a small, conservative town of five hundred people near Peoria, Illinois.   “I grew up singing Broadway tunes in the middle of cornfields,” he remembers.  

He participated in school productions and community theatre as a youth and in college, he earned a BFA in musical theatre at Western Illinois University.   He then moved to NYC where he performed in several Off-Broadway productions including Fancy Nancy The Musical, a show based off the popular children’s books.  Motsinger originated the rapping shark role and can be heard on the show’s cast album.  “I am the OG baby shark,” he laughs.

While performing, he continued writing his own music and it eventually took the focus of his creativity. Kyle Motsinger has released two full-length albums, Far Away and Any Way I Want It To. He’s also released six singles including “Dark Shadows”, based on the gothic sixties’ series and film by Tim Burton.  The music video for the song starred Kathryn Leigh Scott from the series and it premiered to much fan acclaim at the Dark Shadows convention in Los Angeles.

As Kyle Motsinger approached his mid-thirties’, he began to feel that he wasn’t where he wanted to be in life. He channeled that frustration into a batch of new songs that appear on his upcoming album.  Like “Bad Years”, much of the material muses on life’s struggles and finding joy in conflict.

“The life I have chosen hasn’t been an easy one but I wouldn’t change it,” Kyle Motsinger explains.  He says he has matured through trial, both as a person and an artist, and believes that it shows in his music.   “I think ‘Bad Years’ is the best piece I’ve written so far.   I’m proud of it and I really believe in it.” 

He credits the engineering wizardry of MP Kuo, best known for her work on Trixie Mattel’s first two EPs, with the quality of the recording.  Also, the incredible artistry of Zachary Eldridge on drums, Chris Bonner on bass, and Adam Stoler on guitars.

“The song is inspirational and the first of several stories I will be sharing that will hopefully encourage people to battle through and persevere.  I, for one, am ever the dreamer!”


Takes On The Great American Songbook

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Vancouver-based queer singer Mathew V announces Anything Goes

February 15, 2023

Vancouver-based queer singer Mathew V announces Anything Goes, a new record that seeks to reframe the assumed heteronormative narratives of the Great American Songbook. Due out April 14 on 604 Records, Anything Goes takes standards by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Henry Mancini and draws out queer perspectives from the elegant imprecision of their timeless lyrics.

“Queer culture, gay history, and jazz music have a lot of parallels,” explains Mathew V. "Jazz music was vilified not just as a genre of music but as a lifestyle that society looked down upon. It was synonymous with sin. This music lives at the intersection of camp, glamor, and showmanship, which are all aspects that inform the very essence of my performance."

As the most traditional arrangement and delivery on the record, Mathew V’s take on George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love” pushes the boundaries of conventional jazz from the queer perspective. Of the process, Mathew says, “It's been exciting choosing songs like ‘The Man I Love,’ which a man like me may not have been able to sing when these songs were written,” and adds, “I’m at a place in my career and in my life that I not only want to sing at my highest caliber, but I want that music to come from my heart. I owe that to the little Mathew that was looking for this record all those years ago.”  

All throughout Anything Goes, Mathew V speaks out against the vilification of jazz, boldly bringing his thoughts to life with storied tunes such as “Moon River” and “Georgia On My Mind,” each sung from the perspective of a queer man who embodies rebellion, flirtatiousness and glamor. This record allows Mathew to confidently share his stance on love, romantic trials and tribulations with other men.

The new album also features original song “My Boy,” a Marilyn Monroe-inspired song and fan favorite on tour, compelling Mathew to include it on the album. The song was written spontaneously with Mathew's co-writer Ben Dunnill. Of the process, Mathew recounts, “Ben was in Europe at the time and sent me a voice note for a chorus idea from a public train station piano. From there the voice notes flew back and forth, and ‘My Boy’ came to life.” With the use of witty lyrics, a walking bass line, and energetic piano solos “My Boy” has the power to transport listeners to a glamorous smoke-filled 1960s lounge.

Mathew V’s timeless musical sensibilities are perhaps most evidently stemming from his youth. At age 17 he moved from Vancouver, Canada to London, England and began exploring what would soon become his signature soul-filled vocal style. Following his musical awakening overseas, Mathew penned a deal with 604 Records, has become a sought after topliner in the dance world and now debuts into the vocal jazz world with his tasteful representation of the Great American Songbook. 



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Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and global pop icon P!NK releases “TRUSTFALL,” the title track from her highly-anticipated ninth studio album, out February 17 via RCA Records.

February 15, 2023

Produced by GRAMMY-nominated electronic artist FRED and Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol, who co-wrote the song with P!NK, “TRUSTFALL” is a synth-laden euphoric anthem and the next great hit in P!NK’s already impressive musical catalogue. Driven by a pulsating dance beat and P!NK’s signature powerhouse vocals, “TRUSTFALL” is a declaration to leave one’s fears behind and put faith in the unknown.
Accompanying the release of “TRUSTFALL” is its cinematic visual, choreographed by Ryan Heffington and directed by Georgia Hudson, who previously worked with P!NK on the “What About Us” music video. The video follows its main character and P!NK as they converge over the course of one night, each ultimately choosing to fall in their own way. The “TRUSTFALL” video made its global broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as on the Paramount Times Square billboards.

Last November, P!NK shared the vibrant pop track and first single off TRUSTFALL, “Never Gonna Not Dance Again,” which she performed during the 2022 American Music Awards. This summer also sees P!NK return to the road with her Summer Carnival 2023 Tour performing at stadiums across North America. Joined by Brandi Carlile and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on select dates, with Grouplove and KidCutUp supporting on all dates, tickets are on sale now via LiveNation.com.