Chill, Pop | BETSIE GØLD Releases “Birthday Sadness”

Posted by on December 11, 2020

Rising UK based singer and songwriter BETSIE GØLD is back once again with her self-described ‘BITCH PØP’ vibe on a more emotional single “Birthday Sadness”. Capturing more of that same textured and sweeping aesthetic, this new offering sees her in a more intimate light as she swoons and serenades us through this wistful pop stunner. Check out a quote from her on the release below and stream “Birthday Sadness” above now!

I wrote ‘Birthday Sadness’ with Kaity Rae in our first session since lockdown. The track originally started off pretty upbeat with completely different production, but we couldn’t seem to get anything down. The more we spoke about how this year has made having a birthday even more scary because it’s like we’ve had the entire year taken from us with nothing to show for it, the more the lyrics poured out. Kaity re-did the production and the rest came together. We’re constantly led to believe that time is running out and that everything has to be figured out so young. It’s an impossible ideal. Every year (especially one like this) birthdays make you face everything that has or hasn’t changed, good or bad. I miss the years of not being able to sleep because I was so excited for my birthday, because the only thing that mattered was the party, presents and cake.” – BETSIE GØLD

Alternative, Pop | Jordan Astra drops “Finer Things” ahead of his upcoming LP ‘Hourglass’

Posted by on December 10, 2020

Jordan Astra delivers ‘Finer Things’ the lead single off his upcoming album Hourglass. On his latest release, “Finer Things”, the beat shifts complement Jordan Astra’s silky vocals; the two are a perfect match that all listeners crave. Watch the video above now and read a quote from Jordan Astra below!

“The ‘finer things’ in life are always worth waiting for. It’s about taking your time with the people you love, with the life you live and the passions that get you up everyday. Finer Things was a record I produced because I found myself diving deeper into blending Hip-Hop with Disco and Funk sounds. I wanted to blend my favorite genres and continue to make feel-good music.”

Alternative, Pop | Conal Kelly Drops”Control”

Posted by on December 6, 2020

Bristol, UK based Conal Kelly releases his new track, “Control.” With shimmering synths, dynamic percussion and a grooving bass providing an already irresistible soundscape, the song grows even more magnetic on its outro. Conal is a new name to me but I was blown away by this new single. Check out “Control” above now and read a quote from Mr. Kelly below now!

The writing/recording of this song was the most I have ever consciously pushed myself out of my comfort zone… it can sometimes be easy to find yourself a little boxed in when you’re writing and recording/mixing every part of a track, but this was my most determined attempt to break away from the habits I’d formed. The whole thing took a couple of months to complete, but the finished track is something I’m really proud of and can hopefully show some diversity in my songwriting! The vocal part really drives the song in my opinion…this is also the first time an outro has been my favourite aspect of a song I’ve written, I love that ending vocal hook.” – Conal Kelly

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Alternative | Bonnie Lola Drops Tasty New Single

Posted by on November 25, 2020

Bonnie Lola is an alternative rock band from Indianapolis that began as the solo project of guitarist Grady Neff with Zack Philipps on drums and Robbie Jacobs on bass, who decided to spin off his own project, blending elements of rock, indie and psychedelia. Musically, Bonnie Lola sits at the cross section of spacey melodies and gritty rock and roll. The band’s new single “Vanilla Ice Cream” is as tasty as it sounds. Get familiar with these guys, they’ve got a great sound going for them! Speaking about the new single, Grady said, “The song is about a fleeting addiction that hooks you on the first taste. You might forget over time or move on, but once you’ve had it, it will remain a memory forever.”

Future Trap, Trap | “Tell Me” Why I Have BEXLO On Repeat

Posted by on October 23, 2020

BEXLO is a new, genre-bending, Glasgow based electronic project with a focus on creating songs that mix epic emotional breakdowns with hard-hitting drops to ‘make people cry’ (in a good way). Behind this moniker lies 20-year-old producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ben Logie. Taking influence from the likes of Droeloe, Vincent and Juuku, BEXLO’s style is a bold new reimagining of the trap genre. Check out a quote from BEXLO on the debut release below and stream “Tell Me” above now!

“The song was written on one of those days in the studio where everything just kinda clicks and seems to work together. It was a few months ago when the entire world was going into lockdown and the darker moods in ‘Tell Me’ are a product of the surrounding uncertainty at that time.” – BEXLO

Alternative | Tasmanian indie folk pop act Runaway Belles release striking new single “Flames”

Posted by on October 12, 2020

Tasmanian indie folk pop act Runaway Belles – featuring Tash Parker and Emma Anglesey – have today released their striking new single Flames, a song about fierce friendships and bringing out the best in each other.  Tash and Emma are housemates as well as best friends, and to celebrate this release they will be live streaming from their home they fondly call “Runaway Belles HQ”. They’re also playing their first festival shows since the COVID-19 lockdown. Tash and Emma’s vibrant, assured talent is on full display in Flames, a song that’s perfect for any road trip. The song features driving drums and the signature Runaway Belles dreamy vocal harmonies transport you to a world of perfect indie pop.

“This song is about friends who don’t let each other ever give up”, explains Tash. “We are living in a strange and tough time, and the friendships that endure over this period will be forged in the flames.”

Hip-Hop | Tree Thomas and IAMSU! link up on “Tick Tok”

Posted by on October 8, 2020

Produced by HEFNAGWAP and featuring guest vocalist IAMSU!, ‘Tick Tok’ is a bass-filled club stomper with some serious heavy energy behind it. With its pounding beats, solid hook, and Tree Thomas’ own unmistakable flow, this new release is a short but powerful return for the ever-rising MC that also comes with a clean visual. “Tick Tok is about having fun and not wasting time. It’s a “natural vibe”, soon as you hear it your body wants to move.” said the rising rapper about his latest drop. Check out the new video above now!