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Ben Marc shares “Sometimes Slow” from forthcoming ‘Glass Effect’ LP
London-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Marc has shared another single from his forthcoming Glass Effect album (out this Spring from Innovative Leisure). “Sometimes Slow” pairs a virtuosic skittering drum performance with a circling xylophone pattern that opens up with layers of guitar, synths, and looping percussion. Alongside previous album singles “Mustard,” “Give Me Time,” and “The Way We Are,” the new song is illustrative of his singular vision, unifying a profusion of influences (that chart his personal journey from the concert hall, to the jazz club, to the dance club, and back) into a sublime whole, underscoring the evolution of his quest for a distinctive sound: lambent, low-key, and dizzyingly intricate.
[Video Submission] CHLSY – “Sinner” (Alt Rock/Alternative)
Danish Death Doom Force KONVENT Unleashes “Pipe Dreams” Music Video!
Wesley Joseph Signs with Secretly Canadian; Shares New Single + Video for “Cold Summer”
British artist and director Wesley Joseph returns with his first drop of the year, “Cold Summer,” co-produced with Leon Vynehall and shared alongside news he has signed worldwide to distinguished independent label, Secretly Canadian. The song is also accompanied by a self-directed music video from the now award-winning filmmaker, filmed on-location in Kazakhstan.
EIGHT BELLS release new video single ‘The Well’
EIGHT BELLS are now revealing the dark melancholic video single ‘The Well’ taken from their forthcoming new album “Legacy of Ruin”, which is scheduled for release on February 25, 2022.
FOY VANCE UNVEILS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SAPLING” (FEAT. ANDERSON EAST)
Toronto-Based Power-Rocker jsin Unleashes High-Voltage “You Can’t Stop Me”
Today, Vancouver indie-rock greats Frog Eyes announce their surprise return with the arrival of their first new single in four years entitled “When You Turn On The Light,” the debut track off their forthcoming comeback album, The Bees (due April 29 via Paper Bag Records). Pitchfork hosted the track’s premiere.
Grammy award winning songwriter and R&B/Hip-hop artist Rae Kahlil returns with her first release of the year, the elastic Americana-infused “Make It True” featuring soul/funk artist Shayhan. The 25 year old has been compared sonically to Ms. Lauryn Hill and boasts cosigns from world class artists including Anderson .Paak, Queen Latifah, and Chance The Rapper.
Sooner shines w/ driving dream-pop on “Thursday”
ANTIBOY Releases “Insanity” Single & Video
KAYLA BRIANNA UNVEILS DAZZLING NEW VISUAL “TOO LONG”
“I wanted to provide visuals that felt ethereal, romantic and dreamy. The song “Too Long” was created from being in quarantine which literally felt *too long* at times. It’s about missing who you love and longing for more” Kayla Brianna shares.
Efterklang Share Fan Collab Video for “Alien Arms”
Cade Hoppe Premieres “Hurts” Music Video
Today, rising indie-pop artist Cade Hoppe is unveiling the video for his new single, “Hurts.”
INTRODUCING BLESSING – DEBUT SINGLE “girl like me” OUT NOW!
Hailing from Houston, TX, 20-year-old Blessing is the youngest of four siblings and through most of her life, she never felt like she fit in and eventually fell in love with the freedom you have in creating music, especially songwriting. Through unfiltered lyricism, Blessing sets out to craft pop music with underlying R&B influences that dive into love, ambition, obstacles, and heartbreak – songs that map the innocent, messy, volatile growing pains of a teenager.
King Von & 21 Savage in Animated Video “Don’t Play That”
King Von was an expert storyteller, rendering scenes from his early life in O-Block and his later life as a rising rap star in vivid detail. Today, Von’s estate shares an animated clip for “Don’t Play That” ft. 21 Savage, a banger that is already one of the late artist’s most successful singles to date. Produced by Kid Hazel, a Slaughter Gang sound architect, “Don’t Play That” finds both rappers flexing stutter-stepping flows over whirring production, making sure the world knows they don’t mess around. Directed and animated by Cartuna, the new video for “Don’t Play That” renders Von, 21, and Von’s home neighborhood of O-Block in cartoonish computer animation. The animation adds a whimsical twist to the two artists’ O-Block exploits, ranging from one-night escapades to Hellcat joyrides to high speed police chases.
Caroline Polachek returns with the release of her highly-anticipated new psych-pop single “Billions”. Produced by Danny L Harle and Polachek, the song is a sprawling, kaleidoscopic odyssey that crescendos with a transcendent children’s chorus performed by London’s renowned Trinity Choir. Fans of Polachek will be instantly familiar with the song after it’s frequent appearance in her live performances last year. The New Yorker described “Billions” as “oceanic and potent.” The release is accompanied by a visual co-directed by Polachek and her frequent visual collaborator Matt Copson.
Today Jenny Berkel shares enchanting ethereal video for “You Think You’re Like The Rain”
Los Angeles-based artist MALIA shares her track “Only One,” the first single from her upcoming EP, What’s After ‘I Love You?,’ due out March 4th via Black Sea Music. “Only One,” an enchanting alt-R&B track, sees MALIA grappling with the aftermath of unrequited love, the moments when you step back and question the relationship. On the song, MALIA looks inwards, her soulful, velvety vocals uplifting the lyrics as she muses:
LORDS OF THE TRIDENT Release Music Video For New Single “Charlatan”
Scotty McCreery Premieres Official Music Video for Current Single “Damn Strait”
Anya Anastasia Releases Debut Music Video For Single ‘Losing Wild’
Adelaide singer-songwriter, Anya Anastasia, made her debut with her fusion of experimental folk and West-African inspired desert rock in the form of her single ‘Losing Wild’ on January 28. She is now letting her heart go wild with the stunning visuals in the accompanying music video.
Dancehall–infused pop banger ‘Good To You’ from London’s Alana Sukul [Feb 10th]
Alana Sukul is an exciting, new-on-the-scene artist emerging from South West London. With parents hailing from the Caribbean, she has grown up surrounded by the influences from her culture that she has interpreted into her image, musical style and character, while also blending in the vibe of hip-hop culture. Although she is often perceived as a soulful R&B artist, she refuses to be identified as fitting into any single genre and instead experimenting with a variety of sounds and styles such as her current favourite, R&B-tinged funk-pop.