NewTown continues to journey into their own progressive acoustic music with this stylistic Tyler Childers song, “Heart of Stone.”
Following the release of “Naomi Wise,” “Heart of Stone” is about a woman who does what she has to do to survive when hard times strike. The choppy, image-filled poetic lines sung by NewTown’s Kati Penn Williams paint a picture that leaves a mystery as to whether the “Heart of Stone” is one of cruelty, strength or both. Her delivery is both wayward and delicate and fitting to the restlessness of the lyrics from Childers, who is quickly becoming an acclaimed Roots Country songwriter.
This song continues the release of singles off the band’s upcoming release, NewTown, Old World, a selection of material that expresses the group’s talent for adding modern elements to traditional music. “Heart of Stone” is an example of how NewTown and their contemporaries are transforming and rejuvenating traditional southern music for the modern age. It’s a skilled blending of the conventional and the current.
Sauropod reveal seething new cut ‘Ripping’ / self-titled EP out August 24th
The track makes a blatant comment on sexual violence against women, with vocalist/guitarist Jonas Røyeng contemplating a more retributive path to justice: “It’s a purposefully violent lyric, there’s an urge to actually assault someone,” he says.
Lead hook ‘Why not rip it off and you go free’ is an evolving refrain, with the first initial instances petitioning riddance of/freedom from a situation. “But it felt wrong to stop there,” Jonas says, referencing the track’s closing couplet: “Wish I could’ve found my lover’s violators all at once, castrate them”.
TOM GRENNAN RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “LIGHTING MATCHES” OUT NOW
UK singer/songwriter, Tom Grennan has released his debut album, Lighting Matches today. The album explores sobriety, love, depression, loneliness and reveals an openness and vulnerability ahead of his years, servicing as his personal journey. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer, Fraser T Smith (Adele, Stormzy) and Dan Grech (Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Radiohead), the album also features hit single “Found What I’ve Been Looking For” which has racked up over 27 million streams to date.
Speaking about the new track, drummer Jed Laidlaw says; “‘Love Lights’, it’s a song about relationships. Not necessarily boy-girl, but just about honesty and how people can change their minds like the weather. It’s just about keeping moving forward, which is the general theme around ‘The River’ EP”.
Annie Bonsignore’s New Video Has Her “Fingerprints” All Over It
Following earlier releases — 2014’s Shades of Red and 2016’s Be Careful What You Wish For — Durban Girl serves up nine original tracks plus one cover, bringing to the forefront Bonsignore’s diverse influences, from Patsy Cline to Mozart, and infinite storytelling range.
Durban Girl producer Fred Mollin (Billy Joel, BB King, Sheryl Crow, Carole King) calls Bonsignore “an enigmatic and gifted songwriter and performer” and a “young Barbara Streisand who writes gorgeous songs.”
BRAND-NEW SINGLE FROM POPPY
“Metal” is the first single off of Poppy’s forthcoming sophomore album due out later this year on I’m Poppy Records/Mad Decent. After receiving critical acclaim for her debut album along with 70 million combined streams on “Poppy.Computer” and sold out Poppy.Computer Tour, 2018 began with Poppy premiering her YouTube Red Series “I’m Poppy” at the Sundance Film Festival. She quickly followed that with the second leg of her sold out Poppy.Computer Tour and making a much talked about appearance at her first New York Fashion Week.
Mezko present hypnotizing and fun video for single “They Like, We Like”
MEZKO bring their unmistakeable and unapologetic style back to the spotlight with “They Like. We Like.,” a hedonistic, classic-synth fueled banger full of old-school dance influences. The track is an ode to the 90’s and 00’s electronic scene, that golden time when they still used instruments to make electronic music. If The Prodigy or The Crystal Method were ever part of your collection, you’ll thoroughly enjoy “They Like.We Like.”