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NYCS Artist to Watch Filmore Releases “Me Lately”

Filmore Me Lately

Last Saturday (3/28) we hosted our first ever virtual Country Brunch over on our Instagram page with a few of our favorite artists. One of those artists that performed just to happened to be the incredible Filmore. We named him one of our 2019 Artists to Watch, and he continues to prove us right with each and every song released. Most recently the singer-songwriter premiered a personal track entitled “Me Lately.”

Each of Filmore’s songs has been different, yet featured intricate songwriting and rhythm you just cannot help, but to bop to. “Me Lately” checks both boxes. The new song tells the story about how the entertainer went through somewhat of a metamorphosis when he finally found the love he was looking for. He sings about a special lady giving him the confidence to love himself, all because she loves and accepts him for who he is.

Despite this incredible message, the first verse of the song is the standout. Filmore honestly shares his inner demons, singing lyrics like “Broke some hearts and let some bridges burn” and “Me and myself weren’t always on good terms.” The song is an anthem for a love that happens with the right person at the right time. All the stars align for Filmore in this song, and we think they will in his career too.

To learn more about Filmore, check out our Swag Session with the entertainer from earlier this year below, as well as, our review of his performance when he opened up for Lauren Alaina in New York City. If you have the chance, make sure you get your tickets to a Filmore show!

To keep up with Filmore follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Me Lately” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Filmore Is Over “Blue Skies” In His Latest Breakup Tune

Filmore Blue Skies

One of the artists we are most excited about this year, Filmore, keeps absolutely crushing it with each and every new release. The talented newcomer has taken the country world by storm, winning over fan after fan with his undeniable charm, stage presence, and catchy, but fresh singles. Most recently, the singer-songwriter premiered arguably his most vulnerable cut to date entitled “Blue Skies.”

Although we fell in love with Filmore’s talent because of his high-energy set at the Lauren Alaina concert last month, getting to hear the singer’s softer side is equally as enticing. “Blue Skies” is the singer’s take on a break-up song. Keeping with his notable swagger, he sings about not wanting to leave the house because of the heartbreak. Moreover, he admits that dealing with a break-up in the sunshine, “blue skies” is even more difficult.

“So I just stay in, avoid my friends / Wait around ’til the clouds roll in / This heartbreak’s worse when it’s nice outside / Damn I hate summertime / I’m so tired of blue skies / Nothing to hide that goodbye / It hurts a little more in the sunshine”

Despite the melancholy nature of the lyrics, Filmore somehow manages to deliver an absolute anthem for heartbreak and break-ups. The song is relatable, but better yet, the rising artist makes you want to sing the lyrics at the top of your lungs, while your hiding in your bed, waiting for the sunshine to disappear. Kudos to Filmore for continuing to show fans exactly who he is and keeping his artistry consistent, endearing, and authentic.

To learn more about Filmore and his music, check out or Swag Session with the singer below.

To keep up with Filmore, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Blue Skies” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Filmore Takes You Home with New Single “My Place”

Filmore My Place

Our most recent Swag Session artist, Filmore continues to surprise fans with different sides of his personality, releasing songs that showcase his undeniable talent and charm. Today, the singer-songwriter adds “My Place” to his impressive collection of recently released music.

 

The new jam is an upbeat, fun-loving track that holds a special place in Filmore’s heart. In our interview, he shared that the song came to fruition when he moved into a house with a bunch of his friends. The songwriting process began by just naming things around the eclectic house, but what it turned into was a cool, honest, and relatable song.

“You can park on the front long / That grass is a good as gone / Leave it there as long as you wanna stay / My place is your place”

To allow fans to get to know him even more, Filmore shot the music video for the song in the actual house he is describing in the lyrics. The video is cleverly shot like an episode of ‘MTV Cribs,” and has a way of making viewers feel a part of the fun. It’s clear that the singer wants his fans to know the real him, and inviting them into his home is just one way of showing it.

Filmore’s swagger and authenticity shines through in all his music but is especially noticeable in his live shows. We caught the singer’s opening act, when Lauren Alaina’s tour stopped in New York City earlier this week. We were blown away by his raw talent and incredible showmanship. This is only the beginning for Filmore, and we are excited to continue to champion his one of a kind talent.

To keep up with Filmore, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“My Place” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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NYCS Swag Session: Filmore

Earlier this week we sat down with Filmore before his opening set on Lauren Alaina’s “That Girl Was Me” Tour at Bowery Ballroom. Filmore who has found success by building up his fan base from the ground up, releasing relatable tracks was named as one of our 2019 Artists to Watch.

During our Swag Session, he performed three songs, “Love That About You” “Other Girl”, and his break out hit “Slower”. Afterward, we talked about his incredible 2019, how grateful he was to get back to New York and to sell-out shows with Lauren Alaina. For our recap of his set and the incredible night of music click here.

Watch the full performance and interview below.

 

To keep up with Filmore, you can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For more music from artists we’ve featured during our LIVE Swag Sessions, check out our Sessions Playlist below and give it a follow for updates.

 

 

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Lauren Alaina Takes NYC on a Journey with her Sold-Out Headlining Tour

It’s been almost a decade since Lauren Alaina auditioned and made it to the finale of the tenth season of American Idol. Her bubbly personality, powerhouse voice, and true southern charm won over the nation and since then she has released two albums, written countless songs and connected with her growing fan base in an authentic way.

For the first time, Alaina has set out on a headlining tour and has sold out the first seven shows, including a show last night at Bowery Ballroom in New York City with direct support, Filmore.

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Filmore, who hails from Missouri, brought his unique brand of country music to an already packed room playing some of the most recent songs he has released including “London”, “State I’m In”, and “Heart’s Having A Hard Time”. He exuded energy, and an undeniable swagger as he danced around the stage. Several times throughout the night, the singer-songwriter paused to explain how grateful he was to be back in New York, having opened for Dan + Shay and Carrie Underwood back in 2018.

One of the most energetic parts of the night was when he covered The Killers’ smash, “Mr. Brightside” asking the entire audience to jump along with him. We always see an incredible response when artists come up to the Big Apple and choose a cover song outside of the country genre and tonight was no different. He thoughtfully explained the songwriting and stories behind each song throughout his set, definitely garnering a ton of new fans that may not have seen his live show before. He closed the set with “Slower”, his breakout hit from 2018.

Lauren Alaina Tour

The ‘That Girl Was Me Tour’ truly took the fans on a journey of Lauren Alaina’s entire career and with the help of a giant screen that played behind her, the packed house at Bowery Ballroom were treated to home movies, music videos and beautiful visuals to accompany her throughout the night. Alaina took it back to her debut album, and her time on American Idol to start off the set with “Barefoot and Buckwild”, “Georgia Peaches”, and “Like My Mother Does”. Video clips with voiceovers helped flow each segment of the night, Alaina being encouraging about hard times and helping to show her growth as a human and a performer in Nashville.

She performed her current single, “Getting Good” which is another honest song about trying to slow time down and stay in the present without looking ahead to the next achievement as well as a brand new song that will be released on her next EP on March 6th, “Somebody Else’s Problem”. The most touching, and inspiring moment of the night came when Alaina paused her show to pay tribute to her late stepdad, Sam, telling the story of how he saw heaven moments before he passed away. Struggling to get through the song “The Other Side” without the emotion completely taking over, the songwriter performed with an indisputable grace.

She welcomed Filmore back to the stage to help her perform Hardy’s current single, one of NYCountry Swag’s favorite songs, “One Beer” which she is featured on along with Devin Dawson. Before performing “My Kinda People”, she took time to explain that although her dreams from when she was a young girl revolved around singing and traveling the world, that as she has garnered success over the past decade, she wanted to make sure to find a way to give back, and so she has started the ‘My Kinda People charity’. To find out more, head to laurenalainaofficial.com.

Lauren Alaina Filmore

After a brief pause, she returned to the stage to sing an encore of “Three” and her very first number one single “Road Less Traveled”. The entire sold-out crowd lifted their flashlights in the air as they waved their hands and sang along, it became utterly apparent that every misstep, every tragedy, and every high point in her life has brought her to the beauty of hearing your powerful words sung back to you.

If the ‘That Girl Was Me Tour’ is coming to a city near you, run, don’t walk. You will feel every emotion, you will feel community alongside strangers and the power of music will surround you throughout the night.

For tour dates and tickets,  Click Here.

To keep up with Lauren Alaina, you can follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

 

 

 

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Filmore Releases Fresh New Tune “State I’m In”

State I'm In FIlmore

Filmore is on a roll right now, releasing a number of good vibe and lyrically thoughtful singles. In December, the singer released the catchy and heartfelt tune, “Busy”, leaving us excited for the new music he has in store.

Filmore knows how to write a breakup song that makes you want to both dance and cry at the same time, making him such an exciting artist to watch grow. In “State I’m In”, Filmore sings about his struggle to shake off the memories after a breakup and coming to terms with all of his lost future plans.

Filmore surprises the listener with different beats, sounds, and speeds throughout the song. This tactic of constantly switching up the sound mirrors the emotional story of the song, making the listener feel Filmore’s distress. Before entering the chorus, Filmore sings in a sped-up, upbeat melody.

“Driving out past every small town spot that we had / Letting these wheels spin you out of my head”

The clever lyrics speak both figuratively and literally – he describes the feelings of nostalgia and sadness that show up when every place you go and see is somewhere that once meant something to you and your former partner.

“Baby, that’s the state I’m in / Tennessee or LA can’t outrun your memory / Every single place I’ve been / Can’t stop looking in the rearview / Don’t know where I am without you”

The singer-songwriter uses a clever play on words, with the title lyric “Baby, that’s the state I’m in”, sharing both how he feels mentally and describing the physical locations of where his memories are the strongest. Though he is trying to move forward and just keep driving, he can’t help but get lost reminiscing the past.

Filmore is currently joining Lauren Alaina on her debut headlining “That Girl Was Me” tour. Don’t miss them at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Monday, January 27th.

To keep up with Filmore, you can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“State I’m In” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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One of our 2019 Artists to Watch, Filmore Releases New Single “London”

Filmore London

As we gear up for the end of the year, one of our New York Country Swag’s 2019 Artists to Watch, Filmore delivers a new catchy tune. The rising artist released “London,” this past Friday, and it is sure to garner him many new fans!

“London” tells the story of visiting a new city alone that you always thought you would visit with your signigicant other. Written by the singer with John Luke Carter, the track name drops places in London, England and chronicles the mixed feelings associated with visiting a place with so much attached to it. On top of the endearing and heartfelt lyrics, Filmore’s voice shines on the track. He shows off his vocal chops, adding both rifts and swagger to the genre-bending jam.

“It’s been three months since I saw you / Just a few texts here and there / I saw you’re on a beach somewhere / I think I forget to tell you. / I found that list on my phone / Of places in London you wanted to go / Those tourist shops around Camden Town / Take a late night ride on the underground / See the gardens and drink one beer / I know you would die if you knew I was here.”

This January, Filmore joins fellow country songstress Lauren Alaina in Nashville to kick off her That Girl Was Me Tour. The tour stops in New York City on January 27th. Find tickets and more information at laurenalainaofficial.com. We cannot wait to see what other songs Filmore, includes in his sure to be energetic set!

To keep up with Filmore follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“London” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Filmore Releases Feel-Good Summer Song “Livin Easy”

If you’re looking for a new jam, this is the one. With a modern pop sound, but that same summer country vibe, Our 2019 Artist to Watch, Filmore’s new song “Livin Easy” captures everything you want your feel-good song to have. No breaking hearts, no problems to solve, just the idea of living your best life in the moment rings true through every word in the song.

The accompanying visual which was released on YouTube earlier this week features Filmore, doing just that, living carefree, performing at major festivals and drinking with his band and crew. Take a look below.

The guitar solo, some a cappella sounds, and an electronic intro give it a twist on our classic country, and in the mood with pop-country of today. This could be a track that brings non-country fans into the fandom of country music as the lyrics make it easy to follow along, talking “lazy, laid back, lovin’, livin’ easy.” No matter what is stressing you out, when it’s finally time to relax and chill out and spend time with the people that brighten up your day, this song fits right in to live in the moment and enjoy the time you have with your special people. Here’s to the good life we’re livin’ easy.

To keep up with Filmore, follow him on Instagram and Facebook.

“Livin Easy” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Filmore Makes His National Television Debut On TODAY

Filmore Today Show

Earlier this morning, breakout country music artist and one of our 2019 Artists to Watch, Filmore, made his national television debut on NBC’s Today Show. He took the stage during the 10 am-hour with co-anchors, Savannah Guthrie and Jenna Hager, performing his new single “Slower.”

Before performing his infectious chart-climbing single, Savannah and Jenna, came to the stage to introduce and talk to the singer-songwriter. While chatting with Filmore, Jenna mentioned that he has sold out clubs around the country while his music has been streamed more than 60 million times. Before going into his performance Savannah asked Filmore, “Did you know this was going to catch on the way it did?” with him responding humbly, “No, you can’t predict this. You know I write a song and just hope it picks up and you perform and you hope people sing it back and everything that’s been happening I’m beyond grateful and I can barely talk about it, so thank you!”

After the quick interview, Filmore kicked off the morning, giving viewers at home an upbeat and energized performance to remember. At the end of the performance, the studio erupted in cheers, while Savannah and Jenna came back on stage clapping and cheering saying, “That’s how you do it, that was so good!… We love that you were having so much fun, you made us all dance!” making it a moment to never forget.

For those willing to travel Filmore is playing the tri-state area performing tomorrow (May 16th) at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ while also performing on May 17th at The Palace Theater in Stamford, CT and on May 19th at The Wolf Den in Montville, CT. For tickets and more information head to http://www.filmoremusic.com/tour.

To keep up with Filmore follow him on Instagram, and Facebook.

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Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen and More Perform for Guys With Guitars

Guys With Guitars: My Country 96.1’s 8th Birthday Bash at Stereo Garden in Patchogue ended up with many unexpected surprises including a special female performing alongside the guys. The lineup this year featured Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen, Tyler Rich, Riley Green, and Filmore who all took turns performing their biggest hits to date and telling stories behind each of the songs.

Guys with Guitars

Filmore kicked it off with his tracks ‘Country Song,” “Love That About You,” “Slower” and a hidden gem “Leave Our Mark” requested by the audience. Riley Green played the two songs he recently released, “Bettin’ Man” and his upcoming single “In Love By Now.” He also sang his unreleased track “Get That Man A Beer” and his radio smash hit “There Was This Girl,” which is currently #3 on both Billboard and Mediabase charts.

Next, Rich introduced his potential upcoming single “Leave Her Wild” by saying “Has anyone had a controlling ex?” The lyrics are “If you’re going to make her do something, make her smile; If you’re going let her dance, let her sing, let her be whoever she wants to be; leave her wild.” He explained the song is about “happy wife, happy life” and loving a girl for just the way she is.

Guys With Guitars

In the next round, Dylan Scott and Jimmie Allen played their biggest songs and even brought out a special guest. Allen started out the night by playing the first song on his album Mercury Lane “American Heartbreaker” to get the crowd started. Scott opened up with his catchy, smash hit “Hooked” and the crowd was screaming the lyrics. He was very interactive with the crowd, even roses were being thrown up on stage to his band.

Guys with Guitars

The singer-songwriter told stories behind his songs especially about his high school sweetheart turned wife and how they’re expecting their second child. Allen brought out his surprise guest, Abby Anderson to sing their collab on the resonating “Shallow” duet by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Anderson also sang her sassy, southern new single coming out tomorrow called “Good Lord.”  From the crowd’s participation and enthusiasm, it’s safe to say country music is a fan favorite on Long Island.

 

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