Cat Clyde – Papa Took My Totems [Video]

Canadian indie-folk singer/songwriter Cat Clyde offers with the vibrant “Papa Took My Totems” another brilliant cut from her upcoming album. Previously, she released the singles “I Feel It” and “Mystic Light,” which makes me want to listen to her third full-length album now. However, a bit more patience is needed[…]

Danielle Cardona

Danielle Cardona – Closure

“I don’t want closure, I just want you, this isn’t over with me and you,” sings Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Danielle Cardona in her latest song and there might be a hint of obsession in the way how she confronts her lover. “Closure” is a catchy but edgy pop song with an[…]

Bodywash – Massif Central [Video]

Bodywash announce a new album with the intense, highly appealing, and totally mesmerizing lead single/video “Massif Central.” The sophomore album, I Held the Shape While I Could, will be out on April 14th via Canadian label Light Organ Records. Comprised of Chris Steward and Rosie Long Decter, the Montreal-based duo[…]

Nathaniel Bellows

Nathaniel Bellows – One Small Thing (ft. Shara Nova)

There is always a small thing one can do to find a place of peace and calm. Music is an excellent place to start, and NYC singer/songwriter Nathaniel Bellows has created a wonderful experience to let yourself fall into. With the backing vocals of My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Nova and[…]

Yvonne Ambrée – Anyone Someone

Singer/songwriter, and producer Yvonne Ambrée, also known as Panteon, released the utterly gorgeous “Anyone Someone” – a song to dream and relax to.  Born in Berlin, the artist now divides her time between Germany’s capital and Brooklyn, New York. That’s also where she collaborated with New York-based producer Jeremy Page, whom we[…]

Madison Steinbruck

Madison Steinbruck – Australia’s Lonelier

Today, Madison Steinbruck releases her debut album “Australia’s Lonelier.” I fell already in love with the record last October together with the first single “Kathryn.” There is some freshness, intimacy, and rawness to her music, even when she checks most of the boxes you would expect from a musician who[…]

Noah Derksen – Love is Such a Hard Thing

The sentiment rings true, and the track is absolutely gorgeous: “Love is Such a Hard Thing,” the new single by Noah Derksen. Noah Derken’s way of songwriting and putting his emotive vocals to brilliant use reminds me of Iceland’s Júniús Meyvant, and I am glad to have come across the[…]

Emm Gryner

Emm Gryner – Burn the Boats

“Burn the Boats” is a 6:16 minutes indulgence with multiple guitar solos, lush horns, and a fade-out. The Canadian musician Emm Gryner calls it what it is: yacht rock, the 70s/80s genre that radiates comfort and beauty. But lyrically, that is not all that Emm had in mind: “This song[…]

Tommy Ashby – When Love Goes Dark [Video]

Scottish singer/songwriter Tommy Ashby is about to release his debut album on March 3rd, and the gorgeous “When Love Goes Dark” is part of it. Titled Lamplighter, the album also includes the vibrant “Beautiful Day,” which we featured in September last year. As the title implies, “When Love Goes Dark,”[…]

Fenne Lily

Fenne Lily – Lights Light Up [Video]

“Lights Light Up” is an upbeat, playful track about something like an inevitable break-up. The UK-born singer/songwriter Fenne Lily – now a fellow New Yorker after her move to Brooklyn – sings the song in a thoughtful, quiet way that foreshadows what would eventually happen. Fenne recalls: “I’d never really[…]

OCNS – How Late It Was

OCNS formed in North Carolina in 2016, comprised of childhood friends Drew Cooney, Esdras Bouassa, Isaac Buna, and Grandy Zodulua. They say about their musical project: “OCNS serves to provide a soundscape rich in catchy melody, infectious groove, and emotional input.” With their new single “How Late It Was,” they do[…]

Skofee – I’m Sorry I Killed Your Plant

Los Angeles-based existential alt-pop artist Skofee (née Anna Scholfield) sings “I’m Sorry I Killed Your Plant,” and with that simple confession sums up an entire failed relationship. Granted, the process of separation is painful and an experience that needs time to heal. With a song as lustrous and beautiful as[…]

Why Bonnie

Why Bonnie – Apple Tree

“Apple Tree” is “a song about the parables we tell ourselves to make sense of things.” The singer and songwriter Blair Howerton of NYC-based quintet Why Bonnie does not use many words to make her point and lets guitars and piano swirl around the lyrics to create a wonderfully reflective[…]

VIDEO PICKS: d3adc0de, Jackie Mendoza, Jaimee Harris, Priestgate

d3adc0de – Fight or Flight Electro-rock duo d3adc0de, comprised of Stephen Sims (vocals) and Steven Morgan (instruments), make quite a splash with their new single “Fight or Flight” and the cinematic video that accompanies the song. The sci-fi tingend video lets us dive into a futuristic world and worry about the[…]