Electronic, Pop | CHYLD Hits with Latest Bop ‘Headache’

Posted by on July 7, 2020

            Following his breakout release “ANTIDOTE” with Mickey Darling, CHYLD is back with another genre-bending tune that is truly meant for all music lovers. “Headache” is a multi-faceted banger that brings about intense feelings of both hopelessness and reenergizing resolution, a dichotomy that only the most talented of virtuosos can portray.

The Boston-based multi-instrumentalist/producer utilizes touching guitar licks and buzzy synths for the first half of the song, allowing the sounds to constantly deconstruct one another but nevertheless falling into cadence without missing a beat. CHYLD’s emotive vocals complement the confusing but eerily familiar vibes of “Headache” and supply a much needed comfort that makes the track inescapable intimate.

Almost without warning, the syncopated guitar-based song transforms into a flutter of revitalizing synths that are complemented by an angelic voice that proclaims “It’s over my head”. The song then de-escalates into near-silence with the lyrics echoing in another voice, and before the dust can settle another wave of synths hit. The listener finds themself in a newly-constructed soundscape of crashing synths and it feels as though a tension has been lifted. The sentiments of hopelessness and loss are recycled and repurposed into a vivacious state of feeling. “Headache” truly is unique in that it really is a musical journey, developing and veering in different directions.

Bass, Pop | Rubayne Drops Fresh New Gem “My Time”, Enlisting Cam James & Danny Bowens

Posted by on June 26, 2020

For his first release this summer, rising Dutch artist Rubayne taps Atlanta rapper Cam James and dynamic New England vocalist Danny Bowens for a cross-genre, summer smash. Out independently, “My Time” is tough to ignore, opening with a blazing verse from Cam James over Rubayne’s lush production. Danny takes on the extremely danceable bridge with a smooth delivery into the crashing crescendo of the hook. This mash-up of several different styles and aesthetics represents the future of international indie collaborations; the strong trio of Rubayne, Cam James and Danny Bowens is just getting started. 

“My Time” is a song created for being on the road with friends, having a pool party, enjoying the summer air, or whenever it’s your time to shine,” explained Rubayne about the song.

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.

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.

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!