Alternative, Pop | HOOFA – “Water Balloons”

Posted by on June 24, 2020

The summer soaked new single “Water Balloons” by HOOFA is an absolute indie pop jam that is filled with fun. Not only is the song title and artist work a play on warm weather and Summer, the song describes a specific water balloon fight:

‘Water Balloons’ depicts a big Water Balloon fight James was involved in when a kid. James lived at the bottom of a hill next to a park and the street he lived on had between 15-20 families of 2 kids each, and there was one summer when everyone was involved “even the parents sometimes. The fight was the top of the hill vs bottom of the hill, and lasted hours. It was a rare fight where no one used the super soakers but was more about strategy, jumping over fences and catching people off guard. As some kids couldn’t get permission to use their parents water tap, the common shout was “I’ll bring the water balloons” if you let someone use your tap to fill up.”

The second release of six new self-produced and self-released singles out this year, ‘Water Balloons’ follows on from their prior single “Alone”, and proves yet again that these up and comers are a group to keep an eye on. Listen to the new single by HOOFA above now! Watch the music video below.

Chill, Pop | Mokita Finishes “Bad” 3 Years Later and Turns Out Something Special

Posted by on June 20, 2020

‘I actually started bad about 3 years ago. It was a guitar riff I had played around with and then I layered a few other random things and the track kinda stayed the same over the last few years. Most of the song had been done for a while but I just never finished it. So a few months ago I was going through old demos and half finished songs and I heard it and was ‘I gotta just finish this and put it out’. So I kinda just rewrote a few parts and then barely tweaked the production. The song came together super fast and I didn’t really over think it. I did all the vocals in a day and then mixed in the next day and then it was done. I think sometimes as I writer I feel this pressure to always talk about topics that carry a lot of weight, or are going to make an impact on people. With this song I kinda had to remind myself that not everything I put out has have this super deep life altering message. I think that’s why it took me a while to put out because its super simple and lyrically its really straightforward and kinda playful. I think putting it out made me feel the freedom to put out songs I really love even if it means aren’t dealing with a heavy subject.’ – Mokita

Pop | Riell Enliss Alex Byrne For Stunning Electronic/Pop Single “Oh My God”

Posted by on May 22, 2020

Over the past couple of years, RIELL has cemented herself as an in-demand vocalist in the electronic music space, amassing millions of plays on digital platforms while collaborating with the likes of Besomorph, Coopex, Unknown Brain, Anthony Keyrouz, Egzod and more. Now, as she’s gearing up for the release of her debut album PARADISE which is scheduled to come out this fall, she just teamed up with rising producer Alex Byrne for infectious summer tune “Oh My God”.

“Oh My God” is undoubtedly a pop anthem, starting off with smooth guitars and subtle tropical production while RIELL’s empowering and captivating lyrics drive the energy forward. Groovy percussions lead the way toward the drop, which explodes into a heavenly display of vocal chops, leads, and subtle synths, completing this soulful sonic journey.

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Alternative, Pop | Chaz Cardigan Gets Real on “S.O.S.”

Posted by on May 16, 2020

Nashville based singer/songwriter Chaz Cardigan immediately gives nostalgic, anthem-like feelings in his new single “S.O.S.” Resembling The Killers, Walk The Moon, Coin and Bad Suns, he chants his song in a way that sounds so positive and powerful while talking about a pretty deep subject, overcoming what seems like the impossible. “You gotta do better, that’s what you said to me, we just can’t keep on pretending that everythings alright.” We all have a way that we deal with something that we don’t want to deal with, and in “S.O.S” Chaz makes it clear that he wants to try to do better. He wants to prevail over life’s hardships and move on forward. Throughout the whole song, simple but danceable electric guitar power chords are played “over and over again,” further emphasizing what Chaz really wants to convey in the chorus. “I want to get over it, and not pull the same old shit. I’ve got a way of getting in my way, I want to get over it.” With the craziness of COVID-19 and the beginning of summer just around the corner, this is the perfect song for those who want to make a change in this new year, regardless of the challenges yet to come. When Chaz chants “I want to get over it” over and over, he encourages himself and his listeners to power through and conquer their fears, whatever that may be. Addiction, mental health, and everyday struggles can all apply to the feelings conveyed in Chaz’s voice while singing “S.O.S”. There is possibility and positivity in the near future.

Electronic, Pop | nÜ nÜ Teams Up with Raene for Moody ‘GUD @ GUDBYES’

Posted by on May 1, 2020

Vancouver’s own nÜ nÜ is now ready to make waves with his new electro-pop smash “GUD @GUDBYES”, featuring hometown friend and fast-rising singer/songwriter Raene. The song begins with exceptional soundscapes that captivate the listener while setting the perfect stage for Raene’s powerful, yet soft tone, “…And I wish I can turn back time, to those endless nights, back when you were mine, when it felt so right”

nÜ nÜ, the multi-talented producer/songwriter shows off his ability to write emotive, genre-bending records that unify the masses. The Vancouver star first saw success from his previous effort “FiX YoÜ” feat. Desiree Dawson landing on regular rotation on Canadian radio. “GUD @GUDBYES” affirms a strong continuation for his fanbase. Let’s keep our eyes on nÜ nÜ as he continues to rise and make a name for himself.

Alternative, Pop | Gillian Gets Real on “High”

Posted by on April 29, 2020

Boston-based up and coming singer/songwriter Gillian triumphs on her new emotional single, “High.” The deep track reflects on a personal relationship and delivers a poignant message on the horrors of addiction. “The song took true emotions I was feeling in a relationship and created a story with them,” she recalls, “it’s about how addiction can affect a relationship. I see Gillian turning heads in 2020 if she keeps on pace with content this powerful. Check out the music video for “High” above now!

Electronic, Pop | CHYLD and Drowsy Bring New Life to ‘Bedtime’ with New Pack of Remixes

Posted by on April 24, 2020

A few months ago, Boston artist and talented multi-instrumentalist CHYLD introduced us to his new single “Bedtime” featuring Drowsy. The record was well received by CHYLD’s growing fanbase. Now, CHYLD and Drowsy are back raising the bar with an EP of “Bedtime” remixes. Each remix has a subtle twist with the help of some familiar names in the dance scene including Brett and Butter, nÜ nÜ, Matheïs and sad face. and sad face. All remixes bring a different vibe leaving fans to decide which one is their favorite.

In the Brett and Butter version, you’ll hear large airy sonics that mesh into a danceable record, followed by nÜ nÜ’s remix which is upbeat and rhythmic with an awe captivating breakdown. Next, Matheïs’ introduces a slow tempo full of colorful textures and slapping drums, while sad face spins the emotional direction by exhibiting a slow spacy ballad. Finally, bringing it all together, CHYLD and Drowsy leave us with a special acoustic remix. Altogether, the “Bedtime” mix is guaranteed to take you on a musical journey. Don’t miss out on this exclusive collection of remixes.