Premiere: B-Drop Worldwide Showcases Coline Creuzot & Lucius Arthur

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A music series for emerging artists and hidden gems, B-Drop Worldwide premieres its seventh showcase featuring Houston native Coline Creuzot & Inglewood’s Lucius Arthur!




Just as every country has its hidden gems waiting to be discovered, every artist has their own hidden gems waiting to be heard.

Atwood Magazine is proud to be featuring B-Drop Worldwide, an exciting new music series giving a platform to emerging artists and shining a spotlight on the A-sides, as well as the beloved (but oft-neglected) B-sides. The latest iteration of this unique melting pot of music premieres today, with a special performance from Houston native, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Coline Creuzot and Inglewood-based singer/songwriter and producer Lucius Arthur!

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“B-Drop Worldwide came from B-Drop TV, an online music platform supporting emerging artists doing a similar format,” founder Cindi Avnet tells Atwood Magazine. “Prior to the pandemic we were filming twice a month in a studio space, doing a few bands each time. The bands would do two songs – an A-side and a B-side, with a brief interview at the end. The last question we asked the artists would be what’s one of your all-time favorite B-side. In 2020, we decided to do continue virtually with Instagram live streams every Monday and Friday doing a similar format.”

“One day I realized I wanted to create a worldwide community that supports emerging artists everywhere. Our plan is to film every 6 to 8 weeks moving from country to country. We will have six artists total performing each time we do the session: Three from the US, and three from the country we have chosen. The format will be similar to regular B-Drop, but it will be in-person sessions. We will also try to support indie labels from other countries by supporting their bands from their respective countries. We started with the UK, and because we think that it came out so well we might spend the summer doing UK sessions just to build up momentum before we move to another country!”

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Why B-sides?

“Historically, often B-sides became more popular than the A-sides,” Avnet explains. “At B-Drop we want to encourage artists to have a chance to play one of their songs that is less well known or may have never been recorded. It’s interesting to have them do a current single as well as a B-side. From my understanding most music platforms want to just hear the current single but on our show we enjoy having the point of difference.”

B-Drop Worldwide is a showcase on a mission.

The project is now a collaboration between Avnet, Bella Elbaum, and Chris Jiannino as co-producers.

“Going forward, our vision is to bring attention to bands that may not often have opportunities and chances to thrive in this overcrowded music space we are in, Avnet says. “Our focus is to bring attention to undiscovered artists that may have not had the chance to be seen and heard otherwise. My hope is B-Drop listeners will discover new artists that they may never have heard before and add them to their playlist of artists to listen to. Also if someone is already a fan of the artist, then perhaps they will enjoy their B-side if they’ve never heard it before. The main thing for B-Drop is cultivating music discovery from new artists.”

Avnet’s favorite B-side? “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys, from the band’s unparalleled 1966 album Pet Sounds (the A-side was “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”). Co-producer Bella Elbaum’s go-to B-side? The Beatles’ “Baby You’re A Rich Man” (the A-side was “All You Need Is Love”). Co-producer Chris Jiannino’s favorite B-side? New Order’s “Elegia” (full version) off their 1985 album, Low Life. “‘Elegia’ is just one of those truly beautiful pieces of work,” Jiannino says. “It’s cinematic, and each riff holds an epic part in the deep story of the group’s late frontman Ian Curtis.”

B-Drop Worldwide is all about expanding our musical horizons. Discover Coline Creuzot and Lucius Arthur in the series’ latest episode, and dive deeper into both artists’ music and B-side picks below!

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B-Drop Worldwide is produced by Cindi Avnet, Bella Elbaum, and Chris Jiannino. Both performances were shot at Zula Den Los Angeles, with hosts Dyve (Conner Faulkner) and Grace Holzclaw.



Coline Creuzot

Coline Creuzot © Shannon Laurine
Coline Creuzot © Shannon Laurine

Atwood Magazine: Can you share a little more about the songs you performed and what they mean to you?

Coline Creuzot: I performed “I still love you” and “That Feeling.” “I still love you” is a song about wanting to try again with someone you have a magnetic connection with. One that remains intact no matter how much time or space is put between you and the other person. It’s a feel-good vibe about wanting that old thing back. “That Feeling” is my current single. I wrote this song about feeling stuck. It’s about being in the place where you know the relationship is over and you still really love the person but you’re not in love anymore. You’ve outgrown the person and you’re trying to navigate how you got to this place and where to go from there.

Coline Creuzot: “Jealous Guy” by Donny Hathaway- honestly, I love anything Donny Hathaway. His version of “Jealous Guy” was live and just has so much soul. Donny Hathaway is one of those artists that makes you feel everything he was feeling when he sings.

Coline Creuzot: A lot of b-sides are real gems!




Lucius Arthur

Lucius Arthur © Natalia Cooper
Lucius Arthur © Natalia Cooper

Atwood Magazine: Can you share a little more about the songs you performed and what they mean to you?

Lucius Arthur: Everything I write about is specific to my experience of the world. My song “Humans”is about the hypocrisy of human behavior, and the problematic age of misinformation we live in. A lot of the youth, including myself, spend more than half our waking hours on the internet: a place where facts, fiction, lies and the truth are all seamlessly merged with the swipe of a finger. This precarious form of living can make it difficult to know oneself or have a firm grasp of the world around us. I think it’s an incredibly frustrating and challenging way to lead life yet a lot of us are expected to maintain this way of living. This song serves to express that frustration, and serve as a form of personal therapy.

The second song I performed “Days Apart” also served as personal therapy. I wrote it during a big changing period in my life amidst a breakup. The song originated as a poem. Sometimes writing poetry in a string of consciousness can help me understand how I feel when I can’t describe my feelings in plain English.

I’ll subconsciously create metaphors and similes that don’t make sense in the moment of conception but help me find personal resolution later on when I dissect them.

Lucius Arthur: The B-Side I highlighted was “Pancake Lizard.” This track is special to me because it screams with pure unadulterated creativity. Even the name itself gives zero fucks to what the listener might think, which is something I aspire to everyday.

Lucius Arthur: A B-Side to me is a track that might have been the favorite track of the artist who created it but was forced onto the backside of another track because it was deemed not marketable enough by industry standards. That’s what makes it so special. The song usually means a lot to the person who made it and follows less rules.



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