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Californian Musician Matthew Torres Shares Irresistible Indie Melodies on ‘Could Have Told You That’
Matthew Torres writes emotionally moving and intimate music that ranges from folk to wistful pop to modern indie and captivates audiences into a journey of reflection, exploring our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with others. Matthew Torres returns at the end of May with a brand new single ‘Could Have Told You That’. The anthemic indie offering gives an edge to melodic storytelling, channeling a similar energy to fellow Californian musicians Weezer.
Carrie Baxter – You (alt)
Re-imaging her single ‘You’, Carrie Baxter bares all in this completely unfiltered version of the single, recorded and filmed under the seemingly hard task of one-take, yet demonstrated with confident ease by Carrie. The original sits in her EP ‘What Now’, releasing at the end of 2021, which captured the ears and imaginations of Wonderland Magazine, Notion, Earmilk, national Irish press and just shy of 500,000 listeners across DSP’s.
DO BETTER! New single from the Swedish artist BLEONAH
Bleonah lives in Sweden with her family from Kosovo, and started her singing career at an early age. At the age of 13, she made her debut with Opposites Attract, a song that topped the national Swedish Radio’s chart P3 Unsigned four weeks in a row. Last summer, Bleonah signed an exclusive artist agreement with the Stockholm-based music company RIKA Music Group and with the single Body Like Goddess, the young singer took her first steps in her international career in December.
Rosie Carney releases sophomore album i wanna feel happy via Color Study
Today, Rosie Carney releases her second album i wanna feel happy via Color Study. It follows her 2019 debut album Bare, and last year’s full covers version of The Bends.
Today’s focus track, “Sugar” comes after the fuzzy tones of “dad”, the intimate, reflective “tidal wave” and Folklore inspired “break the ground”.
ELIS NOA Announce I Was Just About To Leave LP [FFO: Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Jordan Rakei, Jacob Banks]
Ghostkeeper’s first LP in almost 10 years is out today via Victory Pool Records
YE & XXXTENTACION “TRUE LOVE” OUT NOW
Says John Cunningham, X’s longtime collaborator, on the creation of the track, “For four years the song has been playing in my head. Ever since X first started singing “True Love” around the house in early 2018 it stood out to both of us as a special song. While we weren’t able to finish recording the song at the time, four years later in January of this year I had the opportunity to meet Ye while he was working on Donda 2 and I played him the demo of it. At the time it was only X’s vocal and my piano, but as soon as Ye heard it and started singing over the instrumental section in between X’s choruses, it felt like the song was always meant to be finished by him. As someone X has cited for years as one of his biggest inspirations both musically and more widely as an individual, Ye breathed a life into the song that I feel blessed to have been witness to. I couldn’t imagine being more proud of how this song came to be, both as a collaborator and as a friend trying to do right by the legacy of someone who was taken far before reaching their full creative potential.”
VALENCIA GRACE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GOODBYE”
The opening bars of the single recall the fragile beauty of her debut song “It Was You,” but then she calls out, “I’m scared I’ll miss my chance to hold you/ And feel you wrapped around me one last time.” “Goodbye” was the first song Valencia wrote addressing the breakdown of a family relationship: “It was so difficult, because it was about saying goodbye to someone who’s still right in front of you.” There are many lessons that Valencia has learned even at 18 years old, and she is unafraid to channel her story into art. For Valencia, the process of songwriting is therapeutic, an escape, but its also clear she’s on a mission to be a voice for other girls.
Manuel Turizo “derriba” las barreras musicales y presenta su primera bachata / Manuel Turizo “breaks” musical barriers and presents his first bachata
El ídolo colombiano de la música latina Manuel Turizo, “derriba” las barreras musicales y presenta su primera canción en género bachata que lleva por nombre “La bachata”. El tema, cargado de mucho romanticismo, se estrena con su video musical oficial, disponible en todas las plataformas digitales.
Living Authentically Yourself “Bloodline” by EMINZADA
Birds of Bellwoods Return with Hook-Filled New Single
The West Virginian artist hones in on self-expression this year and continues to broaden his musical journey, while connecting with listeners via podcasting and growing a new fanbase. Stream below and stay tuned for more news to follow.
LA Rockers BUDDERSIDE Search for “The Truth” In Latest Music Video Single Out Today, 5/27, via oneRPM
WILL HAVEN Releases “Wings Of Mariposa” Single And Video; Band Prepares For UK Tour Dates + New LP Nears Completion For Release Through Minus Head Records
“Wings Of Mariposa” marks WILL HAVEN’s first new music to see release since their 2018 LP, Muerte, and is a precursor for their incoming seventh album which is in its final stages of production. The band has been recording the new record with Joe Johnston at Pus Cavern in Sacramento over the past several months, and is now in the mixing stage, soon to be completed and prepared for release through Minus Head Records in the months ahead.
TATE MCRAE RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM i used to think i could fly
The album will be released on May 27th via RCA Records and showcases Tate at the top of her game. The album features All-Star writing collaborators and producers including Greg Kurstin, Finneas, Charlie Puth, Alexander 23, Blake Slatkin, Louis Bell and more. The album will feature already released tracks “feel like shit,” “she’s all i wanna be,” “chaotic,” “what would you do?” and more. “she’s all i wanna be” has over 230 million streams and is currently in the Top 12 on the Top 40 chart.
Nova Scotia-via-Yukon songwriter Magnolia releases new EP, Confluencer
Born in British Columbia, transplanted to the Yukon, and now living in Nova Scotia, Magnolia (aka Sophie Noel) has been playing for as long as she can remember, singing in three-generational harmony around the house with her mother and grandmother. This life-long musical background imbues her sound with the legacy of old jazz, classic country, and Americana while infusing the influence of contemporary folk and alt-pop. The result is an eclectic mélange this is comfortable and confident; timeless and fresh.
WINNETKA BOWLING LEAGUE RELEASES NEW TRACK “I LIKE TO HIDE IN THE BATHROOM AT PARTIES” WITH THE KNOCKS
Rising rapper and creative JAY MALAKHI drops infectious jazz cut “Home”
Laraw Releases New Single & Video “Scissors”
Today, Montreal singer-songwriter Laraw returns with new single “Scissors.” Chronicling the highs and lows of romance and breakups, the irresistible bop comes alongside a music video, directed by Gerado Alcaine and co-directed by Laraw, that perfectly captures the melancholy and angst of the release.
In keeping with the Laraw’s personal and raw production, the “Scissors” lyrics narrate the angsty effects of a heartbreak, complemented by her stunning vocals. “Scissors is about the grief of having a loved one completely destroy you,” said Laraw. “Knowing they will and just letting it happen.”
Dallas Remington, one of Music City’s most promising rising stars, has released a personal homage to the men’s hairstyle that helped define the 80s and early 90s with her new single, “MULLET.” Smart writing, outstanding musicianship and Remington’s gritty vocals make this the perfect song to crank up while waxing nostalgic for that bygone era of the mullet, with the added hope that the “business in the front, party in the back” haircut could be making a comeback!
Across the album’s eleven tracks, ELLES writes a story through a conceptual arc that follows her (and all of us) from leaving the office on a Friday and entering the cathartic process of going out clubbing and its ramifications. Weaving personal reflections with collective experiences, it tells the ultimate tale of nightlife as a continuum of blissful resistance using beautifully programmed beats and melodic incantations, all narrated by sensitive, synesthesic lyrics and vocal mantras.
BUZZING PHENOMENON NICK BONIN REVEALS NEW SINGLE “NEXT TIME IT’S TOO LATE”
Particles: The New Album “Heavy Heart” Out Today!
After the release of few singles between 2021/2022, today is a big day for italian alt-rock act Particles with the release of their debut album “Heavy Heart”, available now in all digital store! Produced by Federico Ascari at Zeta Factory Studio, the new album it’s an important step ahead for the band, as explained by their singer Silvia Costanzini.
Jay Isaiah shares new single “Garden”
Isaiah’s music draws inspiration from his everyday experiences and combines sounds from his youth. His music holds space in nostalgia as he fuses the present with the past through his musical storytelling. Stream “Garden” below and stay tuned for more news to follow.
Ladders Releases New Enigmatic Single, “Dead Rose”
Alt-pop artist Ladders has just released her latest single, “Dead Rose,” an alternative pop track that addresses the challenges of maintaining a genuine personality despite being judged by society. Ladders shares her struggles of finding her true character, attributing some of these identity issues to the dominance of social media. She explains this need to fit in the digital world, saying, “somewhere it drained me of my true energy, and I’m not what I appeared to be, so I wrote a song about it.” To keep up with her musical journey, follow her on Instagram @wavesandladders.
Amanda Rheaume Releases New Album, The Spaces In Between, Today
Amanda Rheaume marks today’s release of her powerful new album, The Spaces In Between, with a new video for “Do About Her.” The song, which makes a pointed statement about the impact of colonial intrusion upon community and identity, asks difficult questions with no easy answers.
ROCK LEGENDS DEF LEPPARD’s NEW ALBUM DIAMOND STAR HALOS OUT TODAY
Over the past two years, Def Leppard recorded Diamond Star Halos simultaneously in three different countries. Without the pressure of timelines or deadlines, they focused their creative energy into delivering 15 essential and meaningful tracks that are a mixture of classic Def Leppard meets modern fire. Thematically, they nodded to their earliest collective influences such as David Bowie, T. Rex, and Mott The Hoople, among others. The title itself notably references T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On).” However, they didn’t embark on this musical journey alone. The multi-Grammy award winning and legendary artist Alison Krauss lent her pristine vocals to “This Guitar” and “Lifeless,” while David Bowie pianist Mike Garson performs on “Goodbye For Good This Time” and “Angels (Can’t Help You Now).”
But Wait… There’s More! YN Jay Drops Video for “Shake That A$$ Baby”
CHRISTIAN FRENCH RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GOLDEN YEARS”
The first release from Christian this year, “golden years” initially gained traction on social media after Christian performed the song for fans on TikTok. Garnering over a million views online, the heavily-anticipated “golden years” explores the fear of losing precious time in the prime of one’s life. Written during and inspired by the pandemic, the song carries a joyous, upbeat melody which is juxtaposed against its cutting lyrics that hint at a deeper sense of anger and frustration.
Biting through a massive mix of aggressive guitars, thunderous reverb and vociferous vocals, GRAMMS aren’t ones for a polite introduction.
Flecked with classic alt-rock stylings but taking an innovative approach to production, their debut single “Shut Up A Second” calls to mind a blustering row between Royal Blood and The Black Keys. Touching on decaying empathy and the power divide between ruler and ruled, the track is an immense anthem with a sting.
ABISHA Shares New Video “Everything Falls Into Place” ft. Double S – OUT TODAY
KAASH PAIGE DROPS NEW SINGLE + VIDEO, “24 HRS” FT. LIL TJAY
Queer alt-pop artist rei brown shares single ft. Joji: “Thinking Bout You” + announces debut LP, ‘Xeno’
“This song has so much meaning to me personally. It’s the first song I’ve written that really captured how I was feeling at the time,” explains Max Drazen. “It’s a song about holding on to something you know is not good for you but not being able to let it go. For me personally that was a relationship that affected me mentally for years. I’m thankful I had music and writing that allowed me to get to the other side of it. I hope people can find closure to their own experiences through my story.”
Singer-songwriter TIANNA ESPERANZA releases powerful visuals to “Terror”
Blending masterful wordplay and a range of vocals, “Terror” finds Esperanza singing in detail about so much of what she’s experienced throughout her life. From the grief of losing a sibling to the tragedy of sexual assault, the young artist touches on difficult, yet powerful and sensitive subjects.