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I got to interview SoMo and ask him some juicy Valentine's Day questions! Check out the video for his steamy new single "Ride"!
- I read that you wrote your new single “ride” about a specific lady friend. What did she think of the song? Does she know it’s about her?
She definitely knew it was about her when I wrote it.. At first the song wasn’t going to be about sex necessarily and being that it came from more of a loving place rather than a sexual place, she was very proud of me. Especially since it was one of the first songs that I’ve written.
- Do you have a Valentine? Any Valentine’s day plans?
My valentine is my fans. I have a date with them on Valentine’s Day for Power 106’s Valentine’s Crush show. I’m super excited!
- Any advice for the single ladies with aching hearts out there?
I do.. Keep your head up. Without knowing what it feels like to have a broken heart, you won’t ever know the joy of having a full one.
- What’s your favorite love song?
Love by Musiq Soulchild
- What artist inspires you the most?
It’s funny because I answered the last question with his song, but Musiq Soulchild has been a big influence.
- How would you define YOUR sound?
My sound is the SoMo sound. I have a blend of so many influences from many different genres, all the way from country to hardcore music to rap. When it comes down to it, I love sticking to my R&B roots and that’s where you’ll hear my focus, but I tend to cross over to the other genres as well.
- What else inspires and influences you outside of music?
Movies are a big influence because I like to explore different worlds and let my imagination flow with ideas I wouldn’t normally think of.
- What's your favorite city to perform in?
I would have to say all of them! It’s an honor to be able to go to any city and perform for people that want to hear me sing.
- What’s next for SoMo? Where do you hope to see yourself in a year?
I’m excited to see how the world reacts to my debut album and I hope to see myself continuing to make music for the love of it. I know a lot is going to change in my life, but I never want to lose the magic the music brings.
What do you think of SoMo's new single "Ride"?
Hey kids!!! I have a favor to ask of you!!! Last year.. I hosted the first ever "ROCK NOW FOR AUTISM" event with a friend of mine from Generation Rescue.
Rock Now for Autism is a benefit concert raising awareness and funds for autism. Each with a younger brother on the autism spectrum, myself and Zack Peter decided to make the cause an important part of our lives. We have partnered together again to host the second annual Rock Now for Autism benefit concert for Generation Rescue; an organization brought to light by Jenny McCarthy that holds dear to our hearts.
Generation Rescue provides direct action and support for families affected by autism spectrum disorders through their website, national conferences, and medical treatment grant program. To learn more, visit www.generationrescue.org.
The event will begin with a pre-show cocktail reception followed by a 90 minute acoustic concert with artists TBA. We're also hoping to get different businesses to donate prizes for raffles or a silent auction.
We are currently looking for sponsors who would like to get involved in the event. If you would like to get involved somehow, have any trades you would like to offer, or know of anyone that would be interested in helping sponsor etc..... please let me know! Feel free to email me personally at: firstname.lastname@example.org ! Thank you!!!!!
For those of you who don't know... I do not have a vehicle here in LA. I get around EVERYWHERE with my loves over at Uber. Recently, they have created an even more afforable "UberX". As if I couldn't love these guys more, UberX is giving one lucky winner the perfect Valentine’s Day package to share with a loved one! Whether that loved one is a significant other or a friend you’d like to celebrate Singles Awareness Day with is totally up to you! How awesome right?!
Take a FREE uberX ride this week to win! Wait.... what?! YEAH. Check it out:
Uber wants to hook YOU up with uberX rides on the house! During the first week of February, simply open up your app and request an uberX ride in Orange County. They will cover TWO rides up to $20 each! UberX is 45% cheaper than a taxi... $20 will get you far!
Here’s the fine print:
- This promotion applies to uberX only
- Rides must be taken between 10:00AM Monday, February 3rd through 11:59PM Sunday, February 9th
- #OCLOVESuberX covers two rides up to $20 per ride in Orange County
- The promotion will automatically be applied to your account
What EXACTLY is this super awesome Valentine's day prize you ask? Well......
- A 2-night stay for you and one guest at the St. Regis, Monarch Beach
- Sunset drinks and appetizers for 2 at The Rooftop Lounge at La Casa del Camino($100 value)
- Dinner for 2 at Broadway by Amar Santana ($100 value)
- Champagne brunch for 2 at The Crow Bar & Kitchen ($200 value)
- $100 worth of Uber credit to use throughout your stay
Take one FREE ride during #OCLOVESuberX to win!
The winner will be chosen on Monday, February 10th on the @Uber_OC Twitter account, so be sure to give them a follow! They will be notifying the winner via email with instructions on how to redeem!
***The Valentine’s Day package can be redeemed any time throughout the month of February.
For full contest rules, click here.
What You WIN:
- 2 people will win a pair of these awesome sneakers:
How To ENTER:
That's it! Keep the tweets and comments coming, I will announce the winners on Feb 7th!
Hey you guys! It's been a minute since I've blogged about ANYTHING... my bad! It's been crazy getting settled back in LA and getting prepared for school --I'll catch all of you up on that a bit later. FIRST THINGS FIRST... I recently discovered an awesome line titled Winter Lennon. They carry some pretty AMAZING clothes and accesories. I'm personally OBSESSED with the necklaces I have by them. On New Years Eve I wore one of their necklaces and all of you were going CRAZY asking where I got my necklace when you saw it on Instagram --NOW YA KNOW! ;) Click here to check out the rest of the amazing pieces they have to offer!
SO... those of you who follow me on Twitter/Instagram ( @ashleeholmes ) know my love/obsession for Lana Del Rey. I think she is just so odd and intriguing. Not to mention her makeup and hair are ALWAYS on point. ANYWAY... This is an older interview... but I'm still just so obsessed with it. I love the whole interview, it really inspires me. If you fast forward to 2:40... she gives advice to her fans... which is BASICALLY simple instuctions on how to win at life. Ha! I love her. Check it out. Maybe it'll bring YOU some daily inspiration or motivate you to do better!
Who inspires YOU?! Did this video inspire you at all? Leave comments! :)
I LOVE that time of year when it's time to put the Christmas tree up and break out all the decorations. It allows you to get to spend some quality time with your family or even just have a fun artsy project for yourself!
Over the years companies have found ways to take the "boring" Christmas tree and make it pink, silver or even the "upside down tree". One of the best companies I have come across is Modern Christmas Trees! Not only do they have a touching story and donate part of their profits to charity but the trees are so cool!
What You WIN:
A 7 foot gorgeous tree that costs around $700 usually!!
How To Enter:
Keep the tweets and comments coming until Monday Dec, 16th!
I don't know about all of you... BUT... I am BEYOND excited for the new Hunger Games movie. As most of you may already know, I kind of have a thing for Liam Hemsworth. Word on the street is he has a little bit more screen time in this one than he did in the last one. **SWOON**
ALSO...who doesn't love "J Law"? I seriously believe her and I are kindred souls. She's awesome. The whole cast is just incredible and I cannot wait to see if the second installment of the film is just as good as the first.
Although we do have to wait until November 22 to see the movie, TONIGHT November 18, we can watch the LA red carpet live stream! You can watch below, right here at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT!
Comment below while you watch the premiere! I want to know what YOU think of all the stars, fashion and interviews!
You can also take the convo to Twitter by using the hashtag #CatchingFirePremiere to ask your favorite stars questions!
In this Buzznet Exclusive, AJR premieres their new video for their single "I'm Ready". The video has an organic feel as the trio is seen in the studio during a recording session. It has a nice personal touch where we get a sense of the raw AJR style. Less is definitely more with this catchy tune as the minimal instruments accompanies the harmony nicely and let's their amazing voices shine through. Check it out!
Follow AJR on Twitter @AJRBrothers
All of you NY area fans, can check the band out live next week at The Studio at Webster Hall on 11/19! http://tktwb.tw/1aflvl6
What did you think of AJR's new video?
More For You:
Jamia is going to be someone you will be hearing a lot from starting very soon. She is a 17-year-old, incredibly talented songstress who is currently being mentored by Destiny’s Child’s, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams. She is also in the studio working with hit Producer, Harmony (the mastermind behind Ariana Grande’s hit singles, “The Way” and “Right There”). It’s safe to say she is being coached by the best. I also can't believe she is only 17!
Her voice is captivating and you can tell it just comes so natural to her. Take a look at her covering "Wake Me Up" by Avicii below!
I am loving this chick and her style is so cute! I am excited to hear what she puts out next. I wouldn’t hate a little Destiny’s Child collab with her, just sayin’!
What do YOU think of Jamia’s cover?