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Mrs. Whoever – [Saba]

By Danny Adams // 17 Sep 2020

Whether you’re from the suburbs of Chicago as I am, the city itself, or anywhere else in the world, it’s not a hard task to love Saba’s music. He started out strong so many years ago and has only gotten better with time, and his music ages wonderfully as well. I can’t help but revisit all of his past albums, especially Care For Me, and other than a few random guest spots on other artists’ songs, he has been relatively elusive for the past couple of years. Although this stinks from a fan’s perspective, it means that when he comes back, he’s coming back with some big moves, and luckily, I think today’s the day that these moves begin to take shape. To kick things off, Saba fired off a variety of mysterious Tweets that alluded to fans cracking some sort of code to get early access to his brand-new song “Mrs. Whoever”, but whether you were able to get to the bottom of things and solve the case or not, the song and accompanying music video are thankfully in our hands now. Spaced out, emotive guitar strums along with pitched-up background vocals begin to pave the way for the …

Runaway – [AI Bendr]

By Danny Adams // 17 Sep 2020

After first being introduced to the wonderful sonic world that AI Bendr has been creating not too long ago, I had no idea how interesting she is as a person even further than her music alone. The 17-year-old Ann Arbor artist is one of six siblings and attends the University of Michigan School of Music as a freshman. Beyond this, she was actually born in Australia and possesses triple citizenship in the US, Australia, and even Nigeria. I was also introduced to the fact that the AI in her name is actually pronounced “I”, so that should definitely help clear up any confusion moving forward, and you’re going to want to take note of this because you’re going to be seeing her name everywhere in the near future. Most recently, she decided to gift fans with a wonderful new song entitled “Runaway”, and her skills are once again at an all-time high. When first bringing this song to life, she mentioned how she was sitting on a beach with her ukulele after having a stressful day and imagined what it would be like to just run away and escape to an island, abandoning her anxieties with her sudden exit. In …

Waves-[Fiji Blue]

By Sam Morrison // 17 Sep 2020

It’s been a while since I’ve written about the dynamic duo that goes by the name of Fiji Blue and nothing brings me more excitement than getting to highlight their newest song on our publication today. Fiji Blue is an act that truly blew up right before my eyes. When I first stumbled on them, I’me pretty sure they only had about 50,000 monthly listeners. Nearly a year later, the boys are sitting at a whopping 1,000,000 monthly listeners and I do not foresee that number slowing down anytime soon. Their newest song might just be one of my favorites. “Waves” is a beautiful ballad that has extensive replay value and I can speak to that since I’ve played it about 50 times already this morning. A timeless song is honestly what we’re getting to witness with this one. I can truly picture this being placed on radio, movies, commercials…you name it. Whatever Fiji Blue did to craft this one up is truly spectacular as it just exudes a feel good energy that everyone is desperately searching for in today’s societal landscape. The two minute and fourteen second song never leaves one moment dry or untouched, “Waves” is executed to …

Time After Time – [Donald Grunge]

By Elliot Montanez // 17 Sep 2020

Massachusetts artist Donald Grunge is certainly no stranger to our platform, he has been featured here a few times in the past, and this afternoon he is back on our website with his brand new music video for “Time After Time”. This record was featured on his Cowboy Talk EP came out back in 2018, he has been steadily breathing new life into the project by releasing a slew of music videos to assist the tape. As we prepare for a deluxe version with four new songs, he decided to revisit the original with a fresh visual for a standout on the project “Time After Time”. Touching acoustic guitar riffs take center stage as Trap-influenced percussion and punchy drums assist the melody perfectly, but Donald absolutely steals the show with his incredible croons and infectious charisma. His voice is heavily autotuned, accentuating the impressive notes he’s belting out. As far as the visual is concerned, he takes us to a beachfront coast where he hikes around with an acoustic guitar slung over his shoulder in his country-inspired outfit. The setting around him seems to have some sort of discoloration as pink and purple colors accentuate the greenery that surrounds him, adding some colorful …

PREMIERE: cat out the bag-[contradash]

By Sam Morrison // 17 Sep 2020

With so much music coming out every single day, it’s very easy to lose sight of whats authentic and what isn’t. To be completely honest, a lot of artists these days really just look and sound the same which is quite underwhelming when looking for the next big thing. A while back though, I stumbled upon an artist who completely restored hope in to my soul; A hope that made me believe that there are still authentic and original artists out there who are ready to push the limits of creativity and create something new that the world has not seen before. This artist is none other than contradash; A name that many people have heard and a name that many people will continue to hear as time goes on. Have you ever interacted with someone who possessed a natural confidence that was just infectious? Well thats the energy that contradash gives off and I haven’t even met him. What makes a star is obviously the music, but it also comes down to how that individual carries themselves. contradash not only has the music aspect covered, but he’s also just a walking vibe, which is why his fan base continues …

iced tea – [kmoe]

By Brodie Harvey // 17 Sep 2020

Vancouver’s kmoe has exploded out of the underground scene to become one of the best new acts out. Being only 16, the young prodigy doesn’t really have many strict rules when he records his music in terms of what his sound is. We covered his glitchy hyperpop hit “fumes” with Blackwinterwells earlier this month but that was really just the introduction. While kmoe is heavily involved in the underground scene producing some of the most exciting new artists, his most recent release proves he is capable of making songs destined for massive radio play. Today, kmoe dropped a new single titled “iced tea” that shows off his vocal talents over larger than life strings and keys. While the song starts off somber, as soon as the grandiose chorus comes through and what sounds like an entire orchestra begins filling up the soundscape you begin to become completely immersed in the song. there is no denying the magical feeling this record leaves you with. To accompany the song, kmoe directed the video to show off his quirky personality and what a day in the life of a superstar in the making is all about. There has been a lot of praise …

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