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Happy Valentine's Day!

Ok, so maybe I was a bit cynical last week, but as much as I love celebrating being single, I do know that every now and then, a good love song is just what we need. Even if you are celebrating with a loved one or on your own this year, I feel like the romantic vibes of the holiday are contagious and you can't help but smile a little when you hear a song that reminds you of your love: past, present, or future. These are some of my favorite love songs from the sweet to the sexy to the somber. Check it out.

Ariana Grande | "The Way"

This song is perfect for new love. It feels like surrendering to an unsuspected love.


RELEASE RADAR | His Dream of Lions premieres "Magic" exclusively with Popdust

PLUS--Zoey G, Ezla, Micky James, Benny Mayne, Dylan Dunlap, Ciaran Lavery, Sub-Radio, and Darci.

His Dream Of Lions - Danger Close (Official Video)

Chase your dreams.

These indie rockers live by this phrase. Their band name was inspired by Ernest Hemingway novel "The Old Man and The Sea" and the protagonist's ambitious spirit, moral intent, and reoccurring dreams. This vibrant passion and optimism is brilliantly reflected in His Dream of Lions music. Today they release another single from their EP Pseudo Star. You can preorder Pseudo Starhere. Along with His Dream of Lions, today Zoey G, Ezla, Micky James, Benny Mayne, Dylan Dunlap, Ciaran Lavery, Sub-Radio, and Darci all release new music.

His Dream of Lions | "Magic"

The band's lead singer gets us excited with this phrase about their upcoming album:

"Pseudo Star is about that feeling. It captures that feeling not only with the subject matter of the songs, but also in the tonal extremes the record sits in between. Pseudo Star is funny, yet serious. It can at times be epic, and other times intimate. We're playing fun rock music that has moments that sound really empowering. However the lyrics, and the sentiments in the songs don't portray a confident or powerful person. Instead I sound unsure, and a little self-deprecating. Despite all this though, the point of Pseudo Star isn't to encourage listeners to revel in self-doubt, or self-pity. It's about effort in the face of uncertainty. It's hard to know where you're heading. And maybe we will always feel like were at the halfway point. Always feel like a Pseudo Star...But Pseudo Stars still shine, and that's more than enough reason to press on."

Today they premiere "Magic" with Popdust. The track does in fact sound magical. The light vocal line, floaty percussion, and powerful hook will put you in a great mood. The band said this about their track:

We love Disney music, and you'll hear it in this song. To me there's an emotional clarity that Disney music has, and a very specific sense of longing that plays right along with the subject matter of this song (Wanting to be something more, to surpass expectation...) Additionally this song draws a lot of influence from artists like Phil Collins and Toto, specifically the Tarzan Soundtrack and Africa. We always wondered, "what would it be like if MCR wrote a Disney song?" This is our take on that on that thought experiment.

I love hearing their insight on the track because it makes perfect sense and I love even more that they wrote a song inspired by Disney music. Like Disney music, the song feels epic and up-lifting. You know that warm and fuzzy feeling you get after watching a Disney movie? I feel like you walk away from this song with the same feeling.

Best for: Cheering yourself up on a rainy day.
Perfect if you like: Imagine Dragons

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | LIVVIA's Valentine's Day contest

She is back with her new single, "Catch A Body" and "Ladies Take The Lead" gives you a chance to win

Love is in the air and LIVVIA is back with new music.

A few weeks ago, she released her single "Catch A Body" featuring Quavo from Migos. You might remember LIVVIA from her earlier career. In her teens, she toured with artists like Jessie J, Meghan Trainor, and The Jonas Brothers. LIVVIA's latest single shows a more grown up side to the rising star and is likely foreshadowing what we'll see on her upcoming EP.

This Valentine's Day, LIVVIA has paired up with Popdust to bring our readers a special Valentine's Day contest. Here are the rules:

1. Click on the link at the bottom of the page.

2. Enter your contact info.

3. Follow the instructions to follow LIVVIA's Official Spotify page.

... It's that easy!

We sat down with LIVVIA to learn more about her new single and her Valentine's Day contest. Check out our interview here!

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Prince Fox - Just Call (feat. Bella Thorne) [Official Music Video]

It's here and you're invited.

Recently rising future pop producer and artist Prince Fox announced a tour and we're too excited. The tour is named after Prince Fox's most recent single premiering with us today: "Open Invite." Prince Fox has always been playing guitar and started producing electronic music after going to an electronic music festival. Since then, his career certainly has taken off. Working with A-list talent on several collaborative projects, Prince Fox is quickly becoming a household name. One of Prince Fox's popular collaborations was his recent single with Disney Channel's Bella Throne. Throne and Prince Fox's song "Just Call" has over 5 million streams and 1.7 million views on the accompanying music video. In addition to working with Bella Thorne, his recent single, and his current tour, Prince Fox has also collaborated with Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld on her song "Fragile" and new comer Quinn XCII on "Space" recently.

Watch "Just Call" here.

Today Prince Fox releases his single "Open Invite." The slow jam has a definite groove to it that's perfect for that time of the night when you're riding an awesome vibe. No wonder he'll be the soundtrack to many people's spring break. While on this track Prince Fox's vocals take the spotlight on this song, they are complimented by the intricacies and layers of his track. The song really revs up and gets you excited when the beat drops. The song gives you some serious euphoric and chill vibes and sounds just like what Prince Fox is saying in the hook. "Baby come through," he casually croons. The song feels reflective of our generation's culture. Our everyone is welcome, living in the moment philosophy is a prominent undertone in the song. I'm dying to see Prince Fox perform this one live. It's no doubt an invitation to have a good time. Though relatable to everyone, this song will definitely be one of spring break's hottest party anthems.

Check out the full tour list here.

Prince Fox's tour kicked off last Friday in Philadelphia, PA with his next show in Washington, DC. On the tour he's hitting some major cities like New York and Boston, but is also heading to some more surprising places. He has a three night run in the Bahamas as part of their spring break celebration. Sounds like the best tour ever to me. His live show is said to be infectious. Including some of his songs and also some of the best of future pop he guides his audiences through a night of music, dancing, and great vibes. If you are curious about Prince Fox's performance style, check out his set with Dilpo and Friends. The show is a major deal considering Diplo is one of the biggest figures in music production. You can listen to Prince Fox's set here.

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Congratulations, you'll be saving a lot of money this February.

Having participated in Valentine's Day for the past four years, I'm surprisingly relieved to have this year off. Sure it's a nice holiday and believe me I jump at any opportunity to show my loved ones how much I love them, but let's be honest- Valentine's Day get expensive. So, as part of my celebration of being a single-lady-who-doesn't-need-no-man this year, I bring to you the single persons playlist for this year. Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day with the Ladies or having a night out with the Bros this playlist will get you pumped to love the best valentine of all -- YOURSELF!

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)

You knew this was coming and I'm not sorry because it's iconic. Lady, man, non-binary, or otherwise you'll definitely relate to this song. You might just be "up in the club" because "you just broke up" this Valetine's Day and that's ok.

Anie Delgado is a contributor to Popdust and is an actress and musician based in NYC. Follow her on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter and check out her music on Spotify. Press inquiries here.

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RELEASE RADAR | Justin Timberlake releases Man of The Woods and more

PLUS -- Mt. Joy, Felmax, Alfred Hall, Hill, Soft White Sixties, Livvia, and Great Peacock

Justin Timberlake - Man of the Woods (Official Video)

We've been waiting and the day is finally here. Justin Timberlake released "Man of The Woods" this morning and it's everything we hoped for. Though JT is definitely in a new phase stylistically, he maintains the effortlessly sexy essence of his music. It's exactly the JT 2018 update you'd want and expect. Along with Justin Timberlake, we're really into these new releases from: Mt. Joy, Felmax, Alfred Hall, Hill, Soft White Sixties, Livvia, and Great Peacock. Check out what we have to say on this week's hottest new releases.

Justin Timberlake | "Say Something"

One of my favorite songs from the new album is "Say Something." Released as the second single from the album, this song feels really different for Justin Timberlake. Not only does it feel way more stripped down, his unique collaboration with country star and recent Grammy winner Chris Stapleton is surprising but in a great way.

The song explicitly talks about the struggle of knowing when to say something in the face of wrong doing. The song explores the negatives and positives of being vocal in our super vocal/outspoken society. Other than having a really interesting message, the song is really catchy. It's a great one to blast loud when you're in your feelings.

Best for: Making a decision big or small.
Perfect if you like: Chris Stapleton

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Anie Delgado is a contributor to Popdust and is an actress and musician based in NYC. Follow her on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter and check out her music on Spotify. Press inquiries here.

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