Pop | ALIGN – “When I’m With You” ft. Martina Lynn [Lowly Palace]

Posted by on December 4, 2020

Chicago tropical house mainstay ALIGN returns to esteemed label Lowly Palace for his final release of 2020. His delightful “When I’m With You” featuring Martina Lynn is out now, and serves as the perfect fusion of pop and electronic.

An atypical love song, “When I’m With You” emphasizes the beautiful and healthy parts of a relationship, focusing on unconditional love between two people and leaning on one another for warmth and comfort. Sonically fusing ambient textures with rhythmic cord progressions, ALIGN weaves an emotional tale through upbeat sound scapes.

“I started writing this track by using some guitar plucks and experimenting with a soundscape. I wanted to create an ambient moment, then transition into more of a rhythmic beat. That soundscape became something that I could write chords on top of and develop a beat and melodies. I loved where it was going, but I knew it needed somebody’s story to accompany it. Martina seemed like the perfect fit for the vibe of this track.” – ALIGN

Pop | St Lundi releases acoustic version of “To Die For” ft Kygo

Posted by on December 4, 2020

St Lundi releases the acoustic version of “To Die For” featured on Kygo’s Billboard charting album Golden Hour. This stripped down version has all the feels, you can see it already, arenas singing along. Sometimes it’s bigger than the production, a few guitar chords, and being in love, will do that to you! You are, you are, to die for… This is a must listen!

Future Trap, Pop | Rubayne Drops Charismatic Remix For chillpill’s “FUCK THE CLUB” Featuring GOLDN

Posted by on December 4, 2020

Fresh off his massive release “A Little” on Magic Records, Dutch talent Rubayne is back with his first-ever official remix, showcasing his unique spin on chillpill’s “FUCK THE CLUB” featuring rising artist GOLDN, coming to digital platforms via Atlantic Records / Big Beat. A mysterious rapper and producer chillpill burst into the scene earlier this year with his debut, feel-good single “FUCK THE CLUB,” and is now enlisting a roster of up-and-coming artists to remix the single.

For his uplifting remix, Rubayne pitches down the original vocals, while infusing the single with infectious party energy. In between his hard-hitting beats, laid out beautifully within the arrangement, Rubayne showcases his sound design and vocal copping skills, crafting a stunning combination of future bass and pop that’s definitely going to be getting a lot of attention from fans and new listeners alike. 

“‘After discovering the song in the late summer, I immediately felt how to interpret my vibe and sound in it. I decided to go for an extraverted approach by making a party-trap production that gave enough room for the vocals as well as the melodic texture,” explains Rubayne

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Alternative, Pop | Mokita & Mike Kinsella Collaborate for “Sleepwalking”

Posted by on December 1, 2020

“Sleepwalking” by Mokita and Mike Kinsella (of the cult followed, indie rock band American Football) is a hybrid new release by the two that blends elements of emo / acoustic rock and indie pop with a minor electronic influence. The hybrid collaboration is a beautifully sad sounding song that once again shows off Mokita’s skill-set as a songwriter and creator. The more music this underdog drops, the more tuned in I get! Check out “Sleepwalking” featuring Mike Kinsella above now!

Electronic, Pop, Trap | JVANZ Drops Timeless And Emtionally Dynamic EP ‘Lane Change’

Posted by on November 30, 2020

Boasting a 5-track treasure trove of rich ups and emotional downs, Lane Change EP is jam-packed with so many relatable, immersive moments that it’s overflows with pleasure right where it should.

With wide-audience leaning sounds and hooks abound, like “Mi Amor,” to a more testimonial-leaning minor-chord vibe, like in “Timeless,” the spectrum offered with the highly catchy multi-genre journey is dynamic.

Lane Change EP overall encompasses hitting ‘go’ rather than ‘stop,’ pushing forward rather than giving in, and so on. A high point in meaningful messaging expressed on the EP.

“I wrote ‘Water’ during these tough times we are all facing around the world. I struggled as many others have too, knowing what’s true or false these days. With all the fake news and false information spreading on social media, ‘what do I believe’ and at the end of the day we have to push through all the information and remain true to finding who we are and what we believe in.. ‘gotta be better for me’.”

– Jvanz

With an enticing music video to match for, “Water,” the spectrum of unique content paired with EP is another category to highlight, as a positive, for the artist.

Alternative, Pop | Gavin Haley Opens Up on ‘Unfolding’ EP

Posted by on November 25, 2020

Emerging singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gavin Haley released his brand new EP Unfolding via Red Bull Records. The rising star has stayed busy throughout 2020, releasing a slew of new songs including a remix from legendary drummer Travis Barker for his hit “Tati” featuring Yung Pinch. Haley has been praised by People Magazine as one of their 20 “Emerging Artists making their mark in music,” and Flaunt Magazine who hailed his “irresistible sound,” adding, “the cathartic anthem… serves as another look into Gavin’s escalating career. “The Unfolding EP is me being more vulnerable with everyone. The idea for this project was to shine a light on the things I had yet to share with the world in my writing. In my past songs, a lot of times I’m singing of relationship turmoil, but I’ve never really gone into what could have caused a lot of those issues. Unfolding is a series of growing pains through music,” says Haley. “Sonically, I feel this is the most authentic music I’ve made. I grew up in church, but I also raced bikes and listened to rap music when I could hide it from my family. I feel like I brought elements to this music from every area I’ve drawn inspiration from, but still staying me. Each song is its own story, and I hope this project connects with the people who find it and brings us closer. I wrote Unfolding almost entirely in a few days.”

Pop, RnB | R&B/Pop Sensation Bree New Moon Stuns in Her Dynamic Debut Single “Young & Reckless”

Posted by on November 20, 2020

Celebrating the nostalgic moments of her youth, R&B/Pop artist Bree New Moon has released her highly anticipated single “Young & Reckless”. Paired with high quality visuals, the song embraces a more carefree time in her life as she transitions to the daunting responsibilities of young adulthood. What was originally supposed to involve party scenes and group gatherings was reenvisioned for a more covid-friendly piece. In the official music video, Bree reminisces the wild nights of her youth by extending a unique invitation to viewers to join her on a journey from sundown to sun-up. “I wanted to do something that people could easily connect with since we were going through such an intense period of isolation, so I thought ‘What better way than to invite people into the video itself?” says Bree.

The video begins with a text from Bree encouraging a late night escape from the intense isolation we’ve all been feeling this year. The video, shot through a lens to mimic a human eye view, follows the events that lead Bree to dancing on rooftops, swinging on playgrounds and running up the bleachers. The night grows dark again as we witness a stunning shot of Bree performing on her late father’s college football field, transporting the viewer to what feels like a stadium full of fans…another thing we’re missing in 2020. The video ends with drinks on the beach before greeting the sunrise, circling back to the beginning as we return home before being caught for sneaking out.

A true force to be reckoned with, Bree New Moon’s interests span beyond her musical talents. Invested in environmental causes, the accessibility to a better education, as well as social and economic equality, Bree also plans to use her voice and her platform to continue to raise awareness to the issues she holds close to her heart. “Young & Reckless” is one of many dynamic tracks to come as Bree New Moon firmly cements her status as an artist to watch.