One million streams down, the Chicago-hailing indie-pop luminary Grace Coletta is here with yet another viral-worthy single, Daisies. What starts as a lo-fi indie trippy feat of pop quickly blossoms into an ardent proclamation of nature-entwined poppy EDM that reminds you to unplug and touch some grass.
Instead of lyrically fawning about their flavour of the month, which most pop acts tend to do when the weather gets a little warmer, the singer-songwriter chose to advocate for mental health in an infectiously emboldening style that could give Vogue a run for its money.
Grace Coletta has exactly what it takes to become this generation’s indie-pop supreme. Even if she falls short, she’s well worth a spot on your radar – for your sanity’s sake. She created a brand-new plateau to set the bar with Daisies. Swoon-worthy vocal harmonies and razor-sharp hooks rarely come hand in hand, but that is just one of the signifiers of her natural alchemy.
Here’s what she had to say on her latest release:
“Daisies is about escaping. It is about getting the heck out of town when shit is just too much and that temporary joy you get when you run away from your problems because a little distance makes everything a little easier to handle.”
Daisies will officially release on May 10th. You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
In his latest single, “Hold Me Down”, the up and coming alt hip hop artist NBH Rucci explores the disparities between fears of being held down and lonely realities where connections feel transitional and leave us feeling short-changed.
The atmospheric dark indie hip hop single is an extension of the Michigan-hailing hip hop artist’s mission to share his triggering life events as a means of connecting with his fans and shining a light on the commonality of our pain. With trap and RnB nuances weaved into the short and sweet track that runs through in under 2-minutes, there is no denying that it hits the evocative spot and does it in a spectacularly succinct fashion.
Hold Me Down dropped on January 14th; you can check it out for yourselves via SoundCloud.
He has an unmistakable style, full of originality in an often sheep-filled world of cliched clones. Deep Gordon is back with the enthusiastic debut track from his ‘Horny‘ EP called ‘Your Horoscope‘.
”A song about being in the moment and doing what you like to do..if you like that.”- Deep Gordon
With an abundance of vivid lyrics that soaks the song up with a fun vibes to party with, this is all about just going for it. Deep goes all the way in here and isn’t holding back at all. He is in love and what to show it- nothing is holding him back now.
This is an artist who has found his niche and is making sure that his music is like no other. A trait that we can all appreciate, even if you aren’t an EDM fan.
The beat grabs you by the ears and wants you to lock in, this is a jam to play with friends on the weekend house party with a swimming pool close by. The songs saucy lyrics will make you a bit sweaty with all the dancing and playful banter.
Deep Gordon is a likable personality and ‘Your Horoscope‘ is the kind of EDM song that you either love or hate, there is no in-between. One thing we can all agree on is that this is so entertaining and will draw a smile from most. This is what music is for- to entertain and break down barriers.
‘Two of a Kind‘ by Australian 3 Piece Alt-Rock band Age of Iguana is a slice of tasty awesomeness due to the quality sound and storytelling ingenuity.
Age of Iguanaare based outta funky and vibrant Melbourne. They are a fine outfit that have that unique sound that is so welcome in the dark and dodgy alley called 2020.
You care about them so much and want to be together. Right now is just not the time as things are complicated but time should heal all. Life is just crazy right now and you just need to be patient to make sure you don’t do anything you might regret. You two are perfectly matched and you want this to work so badly.
This is a band that are so cool and fresh. They bring their best to the table and the results are deliciously packed into a tasty burger with fries.
Age of Iguana return with a rugged Alt-Rock track that keeps you bouncing the whole 6 minutes and 6 seconds. They just have that little bit of extra class that most acts don’t, the sound is tight and the solos are just plain masterful.
The vocals bite like a hungry kitty cat and they claw you in so gently. This is a top band with a sound that brings you back to the good days of music.
‘Let Me Dream A While‘ is the fantastic debut dreamy-folk single that inspires thanks to the incredibly gifted Sabreen Islam. She takes us on a sweet journey about childhood and this is a new track that makes you happy inside.
You close your eyes and remember all of the amazing memories you had in your youth. You wish that you could stay young and not get grumpy and get out of touch with what life is really about. No one told you about getting old and you cling onto the memories when life was so simple.
This is an indie folk song that reminds you to live in the moment. Staying young is so important to your heart, good for your smile and living the way you should. With pureness and a curious mind, staying away from the nonsense on TV.
Sabreen Islam is such a special soul, her voice is so sweet and you find yourself beaming from ear to ear. Her authentic style is so admirable and her lyrics tell a true story of incredible visions of what life was and how to add this kindness into adult life. The world may be harsh right now but Sabreen is a ray of sunshine, her stunningly beautiful voice is exactly what the world needs right now. A humble soul, full of innocence and meaning, is a true blessing to the soul.
Sometimes solo artists work out after being in bands half their lives. Sometimes however, they crash, burn and go back to the old band or form a new one. This time, we find an artist with an extra edge and a hunger that will clean out the buffet table.
Glasgow’s Laird has gone solo and speaks the truth on ‘Rock & Roll Has Died‘. He loves this genre of music and it’s inside his bones, his blood flows with kick ass tunes that rocks the house down.
After being in a few well-respected local bands in the Glasgow area that were blessed enough to share the stage with Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Biffy Clyro and more, this artists career has come full circle.
New York legend Nas famously said that Hip Hop was dead. This has the same kind of energy and truth to it. That pure Rock & Roll vibe that was huge for many years has gone down in terms of mainstream appeal as electronic and other watered down music dominated the airwaves and radio.
‘Rock & Roll Has Died‘ from Scotland’s Laird has that old school feel to it as he expressed his love for this style of music. The energy is high, his vocals are so good and this is a track that takes you back to the good times. The genre will never fully die but it does feel that it could be much better. Hopefully Rock & Roll rises from the dead and returns to the top of the minds of music fans globally.
French/South Korean singer-songwriter SélineDelcourt sings with such grace on her debut dazzler ‘Morning Sun‘ as this is a beautiful track to truly enjoy while sipping on a cuppa coffee and staring outside your window. She has that extra bit of class and this is a gorgeously performed indie effort.
After performing across three continents while studying at the University of Oxford, this is a globe trotting musician that sweeps through wherever she goes, her style is so sweet and genuine.
‘Morning Sun‘ from French/Korean singer-songwriter SélineDelcourt simmers so well in the heart and this is a song to truly embrace. She is a London based singer and poet who is on a quest for self-discovery and improving all the time. This song starts off with a thumping beat that catches your ears and you want to know what is going to happen next. From there we hear sultry but classy vocals and a message about how beautiful the mornings are. We need to appreciate them and get guidance from the universe and go and chase our dreams.
After a tough childhood, this is a musician who has beaten the odds and has built herself a strong armor that refuses to break. This is such a elegantly sung debut track that opens the window to the world. Take note of this incredible talent.
‘Million Miles‘ by Indie-Folk act Alex Anthony Band is a true tale about moving forward in life and to not let anyone hold you down. The world is wild enough and there is no time for doubters but you feel like you need to leave your current situation.
Taken off the recently released 7 track album ‘Lets Get Some Sleep‘, this is a lovely single that weaves into your heart like a cozy and well-fitted jersey made by Gran for Christmas. This is the type of song that has been missing in 2020 and we are in for a treat- without the trick.
After one of his songs was picked up by CBS’s The Young and the Restless, life changed for Alex and this shows you to follow your dreams. You just never know what is out there in this crazy life. With his band mates with him for this journey, you feel like Alex is in the right place now and doesn’t need to move away and find a new town.
Alex Anthony Band are fantastic on ‘Million Miles‘ and this is an effort to savor. The lyrics are made from real stories of life and the band are in full flow. This is that top drawer type of music that makes you think, heals your heart and deserves to be heard.
Click here for the Soundcloud page to hear this fine track.
Spanish producer Juliann James is spectacular on EDM gem ‘Fade Away‘ (ft. Jimmy Burney) and this is a track that dance with that close one in your life.
Juliann James is a 19 year old Barcelona-based producer who creates music that makes you want to dance. He is an emerging artist who is on fire at the moment with a constant array of pulsating beats for us to be inspired by.
Times are tough right now and you are worried that things will fade away really quickly. The nights turn into days and you know you need to sort this out. Things will then be clearer and you can move on with your life.
‘Fade Away‘ (ft. Jimmy Burney) from Juliann James is an EDM track with an extra bit of class. The production is so good and you can see the commercial value of this track. The vocals are sweetly portrayed and you get the feeling that this is a song that will be stuck in your head for weeks and weeks. A real gem here.
‘Villain in My City‘ from Lobyis a return to prime form from the classy R&B artist as he seamlessly portrays his message to make the year a bit better. He has that extra little bit of quality and this is a song to enjoy.
Produced by Pines, this is a new song that makes you think. People think they know you sometimes but they actually have no clue on your journey. You are your own person and that is okay. You feel a bit different but do your thing and with class, making sure that you are staying who you believe in.
‘Villain in My City‘ from Loby is a song that is sung with effortlessness, you get the feeling that you are listening to a poised artist with an incredible vocal ability. This is a song that shows us that this is a musician who doesn’t care what others think, he is going forth with his journey to stardom.