Pearla – Effort [Video]

“I don’t know why it takes so much effort to feel good these days,” sings Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Nicole Rodriguez aka Pearla. Chances are that a similar thought has crossed your mind, too, at times when happiness seems to be just out of reach. But Pearla wraps this sentiment in a[…]

The Kooks – Cold Heart [Video]

When I learned that The Kooks have a new album coming out, my heart did a little happy jump because these Brighton indie-pop rockers are one of my favorite British bands, hands down. Earlier this year, we already got a taste of the album with the three-track teaser Connection –[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Alison Sudol, Elizabeth M Drummond, Spacemoth, Spring Summer

Alison Sudol – Meteor Showers With her new single and video, “Meteor Showers,” singer/songwriter and actress Alison Sudol announces her upcoming album, Still Come The Night, out September 30th via Kartel Music Group. The fascinating video provides a rather intimate glimpse of Alison Sudol performing self-imposed actions and rituals. The[…]

Madi Diaz

Madi Diaz – Hangover [Video]

“I thought this would be easier by now,” sings Madi Diaz in her new song “Hangover,” about the emotional and practical hurdles after a breakup. Things should be ok, but the other person lingers in her mind like the gritty guitars the song is built on. Madi says about the[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Bessie Turner, Gordi, Ollee Owens, Serena Sun

Bessie Turner – It Was Nothing U.K. singer/songwriter Bessie Turner released a highly enjoyable video directed by Kris R that shows her having summerly fun. The song, on the other hand, is about the complicated side of friendships, as she reveals here: “I wrote the seed of ‘it was nothing’[…]

Low Island – Can’t Forget [Video]

British quartet Low Island announce their sophomore album Life in Miniature with their gorgeous new single “Can’t Forget.” The track is effortlessly smooth and transports me right back to the early 80s when I was young and most of the time unhappily in love until I found The One. The[…]

Lonely Twin

LonelyTwin – More Than On My Mind [Video]

Swedish singer, songwriter, and producer Madelene Eliasson aka LonelyTwin has just released a fantastic debut album, “This End Had No Beginning,” which manages to be both a throwback to classic pop music and a very current blend of electronic folk music. The latest single, the wistful “More Than On My[…]


Claude – roses [Video]

Claude is the stage name of Chicago-based musician Claudia Ferme. Her new song “roses” is a gently flowing and swirling dream-pop piece about being too hard to yourself. The track will be on Claude’s beautiful debut album “a lot’s gonna change,” out on August 12 on American Dreams Records. Claude[…]

James Paul Mitchell – Tokyo [Video Premiere]

Nashville-based singer/songwriter James Paul Mitchell  is about to release his new album Breakup Record this Friday and offers beautifully wistful and atmospheric visuals for his gorgeous single “Tokyo.” Mitchell says about the song: “Tokyo” represents the pain of letting go of a lover, of the future that you had painted[…]