What If The Sun is technically Lenny’s debut album under his own name, but it’s also far from his debut – as evidenced by his vast discography and 30+ year career. Lenny’s story begins in New Orleans in the early 70’s, where he was born to a Cuban mother and Methodist minister father. After his parents’ divorce, he moved to California with his father, where he quietly enrolled in junior high school as a boy before transitioning in high school. The West Coast gave Lenny his first brush with rock & roll, before he returned home to New Orleans and began fronting the punk band RZA in the early 80’s, thus starting to carve out his legacy as a true pioneering trans artist.
New Release from UK singer-songwriter Becky Hill “Sunrise In The East” Out Now On Interscope Records
UK singer-songwriter Becky Hill releases “Sunrise In The East” today via Interscope Records. With its elastic beats and warm, summery synths, “Sunrise In The East” was co-written by Hill with Maverick Sabre and Lost Boy and produced by ADP. It captures a new relationship, when discovering someone on a deeper level. “We talk until the sunrise in the east, I’m hanging onto every single word that you say,” Becky sings, in her characteristically dusky voice.
Rising trio KIN reveal expansive second track ‘Treeline’
London based 3-piece KIN release their new single ‘Treeline’ – the second in a run of releases every month until the end of the year.
“If the dreamer dies / then tell me, does the dream live on?” KIN pensively ask on ‘Treeline’ – the trio’s expansive, second release. Showing another side to their songwriting prowess – the band’s grandiose instrumentation remains, evolving this time with an anthemic, towering, piano-led chorus.
Four Star Riot – ‘Turn and Run’ (new indie alt rock)
Daylight is an album of 10 indie rock/power pop tracks, reflecting upon modern Gen X life and culture without any agenda other than escapism. It’s lyrics are mostly hopeful, but melancholy too. The music is energetic, bouncy and kind of funky. The songs mix angst and concern with feelings of nostalgia and desire. It’s part dream-state and part diary. Recorded with Steve Connelly (The Headlights) over the past year and a half, it includes a contribution from Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish, Imperial Drag, Moog Cookbook) on the track Oxygen. This album alternates mid-tempo grooves (Turn and Run, Oxygen), power pop nuggets (Almost Daylight, I’m Ready), and nineties guitar rock (Floating Away, Slayed Pretender) in the spirit of Spoon, Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters among other influences and contemporaries. Four Star Riot’s most recent album was Waves in 2016..