Today, Ones To Watch is exclusively streaming Michael Seyer’s Nostalgia EP; accompanying the stream is a new interview with Seyer. Check out the stream & interview here. Nostalgia is out this Friday, November 8th via Caroline.
Japanese city pop, Brazilian boogie, and the songs his parents sang karaoke to, these influences help make Michael Seyer one of the most unique artists creating music in the indie-pop space today. On his new EP Nostalgia the 24 year old songwriter, born in the Philippines but raised in Gardena, a suburb of Los Angeles, set out to create songs which were both fresh and timeless.
Vancouver’s gifted electro R&B producer Pat Lok is back with the release of a new single “Somebody” today. This “funky but sexy, effortlessly cool” (Billboard) groove is a more uptempo and club-ready beat. It still stays true to the infectious beats and melodies he’s become so well known for.
“This song is about relationships unfurling amidst the dysphoria of the modern world,” says The Districts bandleader Rob Grote. “We are all imperfect products of the natural world, and more specifically products of our own minds. This song was inspired by navigating how to be your best self and detach from what is destructive in you, to be something more perfect, gentle, and beautiful.”
A complex portrait of post-breakup pain, “Free” starts out stripped-back and shimmering, then warps into a high-energy dance track driven by fat and bouncy beats. In a brilliant counterpart to Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett’s shapeshifting sound design, Drew Love’s vocals drift from to strong and soulful to devastatingly fragile
Melanie C Releases New Track and Video ‘High Heels” Today
Melanie C has released her official music video for her brand new single, ‘High Heels’ today. A suitably unadulterated banger, ‘High Heels’ is an anthem about self-love, community, and holding on to the good times. The track was produced by Grammy-winning DJ and producer Alex Metric and written by Melanie together with Rae Morris and Fryars; at first sight, perhaps an unpredictable mix for one-fifth of the biggest girl band in the world, but in the hands of Melanie C – who has danced to her own beat ever since growing up in the industrial town of Widnes, and sneaking off to attend The Prodigy raves – is one that also makes glorious, unapologetic sense.
DEFILED Reveal New Album Details, Release First Single
DEFILED comment: “The day has finally come! We are so incredibly proud to announce our new record, ‘Infinite Regress.’ The album will be out on 24th Jan 2020 via our home of Season of Mist. Please give a listen to our first official premiere song ‘Tragedy’ and we hope you guys enjoy it. Cheers!”
Tom Boy – ‘Nothing To Lose’
“I came home one day after being terribly rejected, and something just broke in me; I stopped caring about how others would perceive my sexuality. In that moment, I grabbed my guitar, picked a few notes, and word-vomited this wonderfully succinct hype-song that also just happened to be universal; talking yourself out of a self-loathing, pity party.”
“I choose “Single Down in San Antone” because of the tempo, instrumentation and the story line that the songs tells. The style of the song fits perfect for two stepping in a dance hall anywhere in America and the songs also allowed me as an artist to show some vocal abilities that I do not get to show in most songs,” states Jimmy Bowen. “The lyrics has high notes and low notes which keeps me on my toes with getting the story line across to the audience.”
Jersey based Latin American R&B-pop rising star ALUS ‘Cherry’ video
The ‘Cherry’ track was birthed when Alus rewatched ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ this summer and could not get its ‘Oompa Loompa’ song out of her head, so she went ahead and turned the innocent nursery rhyme on its head, breathing a new sexual energy, we didn’t know it needed until now, into the classic phrase.
Viral sensation, creative entrepreneur and charismatic entertainer Karen Waldrup’s new single “Me Again” featuring William Michael Morgan is available now. The country singer/songwriter went through trial after trial in 2018 in her personal life as well as professional life which spawned the new song, penned by Waldrup and hit songwriters Danny Wells and Philip White
ANGELS & AIRWAVES ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN WINTER TOUR DATES
Multi-platinum rock band, Angels & Airwaves, have announced a new batch of North American winter tour dates. The first leg kicks off on Wednesday, December 4 and hits major cities including Phoenix, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, and more. After a short holiday break, the trek picks back up on Thursday, January 16 for a run of shows throughout Canada and the East Coast. The band will also be playing KROQ Acoustic Christmas at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, December 7.
Lanterns On The Lake Share New Track “Every Atom” || Announce New Album ‘Spook The Herd’ Due Out 2/21 On Bella Union
Of the track Lantern’s vocalist Hazel Wilde says: “This is a song about grief and how your subconscious takes a long time to accept when someone is dead and gone forever, even when the rational side of you understands it. I put that idea into a story where the narrator is my subconscious searching for someone in this dream-like fictional world. I go to the extremes to search for even just a trace of them… through all of space and time, splitting every atom, ‘until Andromeda and the Milky Way collide’. I won’t give up. I can’t let go.”
Stevan Shares New Track + Video, “Warm” | Single Out Now Via Honeymoon/+1 Records
Rising Australian singer, Stevan, is back with a brand new single, “Warm,” releasing today with Honeymoon. The track was premiered last night on triple j’s Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite.
His previous release, “LNT,” made big waves on streaming services, and was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday (AU&NZ), Indie Arrivals, Fresh Finds, Front Left, amongst others, as well as Apple’s Best of the Week and Amazon’s Brand New Music.
Erthlings, four 17 year old Aussie women signed with Future Classic (Flume, G Flip, Flight Facilities, among others), today release a new video for “Returning” from their recently released debut EP, Indigo. Directed by Maya Luana, the video’s concept plays with the song’s lyrics, visualizing the spontaneous nature of reflection.
Giulia heralds in a new type of pop song with the hypnotically sultry ‘Trippin’
‘Trippin’ heralds in a new type of pop song. Written and performed by Italian enigma Giulia, and with a video set in outer space, ‘Trippin’ melds together a lazy drum beat and hauntingly ethereal vocals from this up and coming pop superstar to create a special brand of pop song, one which is just as at home blaring in the middle of the dancefloor as it is playing in the chillout during the after party.
The song begins with a low bass and the aforementioned lazy drum beat, as, in the video, we see Giulia in the guise of a pilot, driving her plane through the stars in space. As we reach the bridge, the song builds in dynamic and melody, and when we reach the chorus itself, we are taken into pure pop perfection, with twinkly melodies and perfectly falsetto vocals.
G-Eazy Releases “Hittin Licks” Music Video
The film noir style visual shows G-Eazy go from loyal detective in a murder case to seduced and in love with its prime suspect- testing his own loyalty to his work on the case and what he’s willing to do to get what he wants.