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Pop Singer & Songwriter Zoe Behrakis To Release Jaunty New Pop Groove “Echo” September 18

Behrakis collaborated with Grammy-nominated songwriter Christian Davis on her second single

The Boston native is also a member of Boston College’s Acapella Group The Bostonians

“Echo” available everywhere digitally on Friday, September 18 at ffm.to/zoebehrakis-echo

Video for “Echo” premieres on YouTube Sunday, Sept. 20 at 2pm ET

BOSTON, Mass. – Emerging pop singer and songwriter Zoe Behrakis is back with an impressive new single “Echo,” which will be released everywhere digitally on Friday, September 18. The impressive Greek-blooded pop songstress makes a strong return with another melodic and upbeat pop groove with a chill vibe and chorus that can easily get nestled into your subconscious.

“It has such an empowering message: accept your anxieties as a part of you, and not be afraid of them,” Zoe stated. “It can be hard to fully acknowledge anxiety, wanting it to just disappear. But there is strength in learning to accept and live with it.”

Zoe collaborated with GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer Christian Davis on penning the song, which came together rather quickly once the two began working together. Davis’ prior songwriting credits include hip-hop, pop-rock and R&B icons like Snoop Dogg, Travis Barker, Montell Jordan, and Boyz II Men.

Zoe was also paired with GRAMMY-nominated studio aces Johnny Black and Mike “Pizza” Piazza, who produced “Echo” at BLK MAGIK studio on Music Row in Nashville. 

Zoe is currently studying Psychology at Boston College where she is also a member of premiere student acapella group, The Bostonians. She was invited to join as a freshman and plans to remain with the group until graduation. 

“We are basically family and more than just a singing group,” Zoe candidly said. “Since I am involved with music on campus, there isn’t a day that goes by where I’m not singing, or listening to something new. I make it a priority to keep learning, writing, and singing!”

“Echo” follows her freshman release of “Grace” in March which has netted her more than 27,000 Spotify algorithmic plays and growing. Her emergence and debut as an up-and-coming pop artist is fueled by her 2019 acceptance into the Emerging Artist Development program by nationally recognized performing arts development firm, PCG Artist Development, headquartered in Nashville and led by accomplished music executive Bernard Porter

“Zoe Behrakis is a multi-talented, positive light in a world that so greatly needs someone like her right now,” said Bernard Porter of PCG Artist Development. “She’s a tremendous new talent who pop music lovers will be able to relate to!” 

Single Name: Echo
Release date: September 18, 2020
Label / Distribution: PCG Artist Development / Distro Kid
Songwriters: Zoe Behrakis, Christian Davis
ISRC: QZK6K2087513
Audio Produced by: Johnny Black, Michael “Pizza” Piazza
Buy/Stream/Listen at ffm.to/zoebehrakis-echo
Official Video: youtu.be/5kOpeJVfZMY
Video Directed/Produced by: Maria Behrakis, Jennifer McGill, Josh Sikkema 

About Zoe Behrakis:
Zoe Behrakis first realized she wanted to become a pop singer and songwriter amid giving living room concerts for her parents throughout her adolescence while growing up in the Bostonian suburb of Sudbury, Massachusetts. Drawing inspiration from a diverse group of pop music icons like Whitney Houston and Queen, to Selena Gomez and Frank Ocean, Zoe has set her sights on what’s next for her music career. In 2019, she began writing and working with some of the most sought-after music coaches, songwriters and producers in Nashville’s diverse music scene after being discovered by PCG Artist Development. Working with a pair of GRAMMY-nominated studio aces; John Lardieni and Mike Piazza on production, Zoe’s debut single “Grace” is a moving song about overcoming life’s challenges and coming out on the other side better, stronger and more confident. Her second song “Echo” is due out Fall 2020, continues Zoe’s thirst for crafting meaningful pop melodies which find common ground with her growing fanbase. Visit ZoeBehrakisMusic.com to learn more. 

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Render Sisters Return With Harmonious Second Single “Count On Me Count On You” On September 18

Arkansas Democrat Gazette features Render Sisters and exclusively premieres a first listen today: www.arkansasonline.com 

Tune In: Song’s video exclusively premieres on The Heartland Network’s Country Music Today, Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 2 pm ET/PT

“Count On Me Count On You” available everywhere digitally Friday, Sept. 18: bit.ly/35Em4d4

“These gems in the rough from rural Arkansas don’t need much polishing, just more opportunities to do what comes naturally.” – Pam Tillis

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Sisters and best friends Mary-Keaton (16) and Stella (14) Render, an emerging pop-country duo from Arkansas suitably named Render Sisters, are set to release their harmonious second single “Count On Me Count On You” on Friday, September 18. The new song celebrates their special bond of sisterhood, and the connection they have with each other. 

“This song is very special to us since it reflects on our relationship as sisters and the friendship we share with each other,” said Mary-Keaton. Stella agreed, saying “not only is this the first song we wrote together, it was the easiest song we have ever written because it is about our bond as sisters.”

Today, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette exclusively premiered a first listen of the new tune as part of their recent interview [click to read] with features reporter Sean Clancy. Plus, the song’s video will exclusively premiere on The Heartland Network’s ‘Country Music Today’ show beginning on Wednesday, September 23 at 2pm ET/PT, along with their official YouTube channel. The video was shot on-location at their family’s row crop farm just outside of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. 

“Count On Me Count On You” Air Dates on The Heartland Network:
Wed. Sept. 23 – 2pm ET/PT & 5:30pm  ET/PT
Thurs. Sept 24 – 8am  ET/PT
Fri. Sept. 25 – 12am  ET/PT & 7am ET/PT
*Also streaming live at watchheartlandtv.com in Eastern (ET)

“Count On Me Count On You” was co-written with accomplished Nashville songwriter Britton Cameron (Don Williams, Jon Pardi, Lonestar) whose been working with these young songstresses on developing their life’s stories into beautiful melodic harmonies. 

Render Sisters joined PCG Artist Development’s Emerging Artist Development program in 2019, a nationally recognized performing arts development firm led by accomplished music executive Bernard Porter. Additionally, Mary-Keaton and Stella continue to be mentored and shepherded by country music icon Pam Tillis, who co-directed their first video “Lost Boy,” along with overseeing the styling for both videos.

“The moment I met the Render Sisters I could sense their maturity,” Pam Tillis recalled. “My unexpected moment came when I heard them sing “Lost Boy” and how easy they made it all sound. It was an intriguing melody that caught me off guard, with Everly-esque harmonies and simple but haunting lyrics. These gems in the rough from rural Arkansas don’t need much polishing, just more opportunities to do what comes naturally.”

Single Name: Count On Me Count On You
Release date: September 18, 2020
Label / Distribution: PCG Artist Development / Distro Kid
Written by: Mary-Keaton Render, Stella Render, Britton Cameron
ISRC: QZK6H2048399
Produced by: Britton Cameron
Buy/Stream/Listen at bit.ly/35Em4d4
Video: youtu.be/P4G9ZE5gMbU
Video Produced/Directed by: Josh Sikkema

About Render Sisters:
The Render Sisters are a young pop country duo from Pine Bluff, Arkansas who were influenced to become songwriters by their grandmother, a music teacher. Having graced as many small town stages since elementary school, these harmonious teenage southern songstresses are now ready to strike their own chords as original singers and songwriters, with their debut songs, “Lost Boy” & “Count On Me Count On You,” premiering summer and fall of 2020. Visit RenderSisters.com to learn more, or follow @RenderSistersMusic on social media.

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