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Alternative R&B Artist Chris Buxton Drops Single “Swerve”

Swerve on me, but not this song

The Rock Hill, South Carolina native, Chris Buxton, drops his new single “Swerve” for all of us to jam to. The single is actually one of the hip-hopper’s best tracks, with a great start that catches your attention from the start using claps in a repeated pattern. His voice is strong and smooth all at once in this ever-flowing record that moves you this way and that way, as if to swerve us along with the disillusioned love that is the subject of this song.

The cover art of the track is also an eye-catching image that fits well with the song itself. Elements of martian-like tonalities sprinkled throughout the track embrace Buxton’s silky vocals and support the melancholia that the artist feels for falling for the tough, hard-to-get lover. Broken-hearted, but full of inspiration, comes this song, produced by the masterful Hiko Momoji.

The lyricist himself explains:

“Basically it’s a song that drew inspiration from wanting something you can’t have. I feel like as people we have all been in a situation where we liked someone and we’re willing to go through it all to have them. However, this song is about me looking back at the time and wishing that girl would have curved me or (Swerve on me) because she never truly liked me. I was willing to give my all and she was willing to take advantage of that. I fell in love with what we could have been and not who she was.”

The melody has a great chord progression that is both inviting and haunting– definitely head-nodding worthy and memorable.

With a series of busting singles, this artist is growing his fan base one release at a time. Hustling hard, he’s got the musical talent to capture a crowd’s ears with his unique, yet familiar sound. His last hit releases were revealed 3 months ago titled “Selena” ft. Croosh and Tessellated, which received 97.3 K streams on SoundCloud and 5 months ago called “Mary, Lucy, I“, which received over 102 K streams!

The 21 year old independent artist tries to meld his worlds and influences in Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop. He has already been noticed by artists such as Skizzy Mars and has been featured by notable publications like MTV – The Wrap Up, Revolt TV, DJ Booth, The Daily Loud and on EARMilk.

All in all, he intends to continue playing the music industry game as he produces more impressive tracks and is now working hand-in-hand with Skizzy Mars’ Penthouse Music collective.

Be sure to follow Chris Buxton on Instagram, Twitter, and SoundCloud

‘Suicide Squad’ Soundtrack Places At No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

At least making some profit

The highly-anticipated Warner Bros production, Suicide Squadreleased on August 5th, and unfortunately, it was not what people had expected. To put it simply, the film was considered to be much like a darker, more comedic Baz Lurhman film, with too much going on, but it also had no fulfilling plot. Nonetheless, it wasn’t the end for the overall concept because its accompanying self-titled soundtrack hit it off very well!

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According to Billboard today, Suicide Squad (the Soundtrack) was reported to rank at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts! It was basically able to sell the equivalent of 182,000 units in just its first week of release (which may you remind you was the same day the movie dropped). What was discovered, thanks to Billboard’s efficient data analytics is that this would be the highest first-week sales of any movie soundtrack in a while. To be more specific, since the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack (210,000).

DJ Khaled may be a little sore now since being bumped off his regal throne and being replaced by the cinematic movie score compilation. However, when you come to think of it, this soundtrack holds some pretty epic tracks and a TON of star-studded features. There are appearances from artists like Rick Ross, Skrillex, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Twenty One Pilots, Grimes, Kehlani, Skylar Grey, Logic, Action Bronson, Mark Ronson, The Black Keys, Grace, G-Eazy, X Ambassadors, Imagine Dragons, Eminem, Kevin Gates, Panic! at the Disco, and more! The project covers all genres, and has some pretty wickedly epic tracks, and even the most serene of songs are intense. DJ Khaled is now hanging from a limb at No. 7, but you know what, he had his time, now let’s pass it on to these various artists who all came together to create a solid piece of work that probably saved the cast and crew of the film that didn’t do as hot. At least 1/2 of the production did well!

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If you’re disappointed by the film, at least check out the entirety of the multi-casted project HERE and have your super-villain fix satisfied now:

Further References: Billboard

Here’s a Snippet of What Sounds Like a New Frank Ocean Song

Frank Ocean lovers were just about losing hope for his “claimed” album, Boys Don’t Cry, that was due to come out July of 2015,  but was never seen or heard of… until now!

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Leakdearly.

Just when you started to think Ocean dropped off the face of the Earth, being a Super Rich Kid and getting Lost amongst the Pyramids while streaming Forest Gump… (too many puns?), a random fan leaked a three-minute video of Ocean’s new song releases! Though the sound quality not all that great, it is still evidence that Ocean is pursuing his project and is working on new music.

Unfortunately, the whole three minutes were taken down after being found out that the man had released them, but, there is still Instagram evidence of two of his songs to be, thanks to Complexand Fuse. The caption of one of the video posts wrote “very very secret frank ocean listening party.” Wish I could have been a part of that. …

Update: That clip has been pulled, but there is a 30-second clip with samples of what sound like two different songs. You can listen to it here.

So, what do you think about Ocean’s creation-to-be? Let us know in the comments below!