Not Waving, But Drowning – [Loyle Carner]

By John Matraia // 22 Apr 2019

“His friends thought he was waving to them from the sea but really, he was drowning” is part of an excerpt we hear from Stevie Smith in regard to one her poems, as she speaks on the title track of Loyle Carner’s new project, Not Waving, But Drowning, a follow-up to his early 2017 record, Yesterday’s Gone. This album is a collection of tracks filled with introspection and storytelling as Loyle reflects on the ups and downs of his life thus far, touching on feeling lonely and feeling like he doesn’t belong throughout this emotionally dense album. He keeps his head on straight for the entirety of the record, however, approaching problems in a positive and inspiring way. Not Waving, But Drowning starts off with “Dear Jean”, which acts as a poem by Loyle addressed to his mother, looking back on the past, looking forward to the future, and thanking his mother for everything she has ever done for him. It serves as a solid foundation for the rest of the album’s content. Following this are a variety of easy-going, sharply produced, and catchy tunes featuring great underlying melodies with some fun bass lines, coming together for a solid project. For …

Miss Me – [Austen Nobles]

By Elliot Montanez // 22 Apr 2019

Austen Nobles is a super dope emcee that is killing Chicago’s underground scene, and this afternoon he is back with his brand new track called “Miss Me”. You can tell that Austen is just a true lover of music regardless of the genre, because to me his sound has styles from a few different influences in terms that I hear hip-hop, alternative and even some rock vibes. Austen never shies away from being honest and vulnerable at times and that definitely shows on this one, and I think that the transparency only makes fans more able to relate to him. Austen is still growing and developing as an artist but I am going to continue to keep my eye on him and see where he takes it from here, go ahead and press play below.

You & Me Both – [Valee]

By Elliot Montanez // 22 Apr 2019

It’s been a few months since we have last heard from GOOD Music’s own Valee, but lucky for us he released a brand new track a few days ago titled “You & Me Both”. Whenever you see Valee and Chasethemoney link up you know that it’s going to be something special, once I heard this hypnotizing instrumental & then Valee jump on it with his signature flow I was hooked, it just might be the best song you will hear all day. Listen to this brand new joint below and if you like it then be sure to share it with a friend. Produced by Chasethemoney & JW Lucas

Watch Femdot on Signal Flow

By Elliot Montanez // 22 Apr 2019

Chicago native Femdot has been making a name for himself within the music community for a minute now and he has been putting out quality music, he recently stopped by a new platform called Signal Flow who just released their first episode featuring him! You will find Femdot performing his records such as “Listen & Stay Awhile”, “Ryu” and “Empty Bottle”, if you have ever witnessed a Femdot concert before you know that he takes pride in giving a memorable performance, and if you haven’t got the chance to see him live then you are in for a treat. Watch this dope new live performance below and if you like what you see then be sure to subscribe to their page as well as give Femdot a follow on Instagram here. Photo by Mike G

Kanye – [RonSoCold]

By Elliot Montanez // 22 Apr 2019

A few days back Charlotte artist RonSoCold dropped a new offering titled “Kanye” and it’s certainly not anything you want to miss out on. Ron is a special creative because he makes some of the most addicting + ear pleasing music out, he can mesh together with seemingly any instrumental you put in front of him, this time around the knocking beat was provided by 10fifty & the result was more of the same! It’s only a matter of time before RonSoCold works himself into becoming one of the leading artists in his lane, but until we get to that point check out his brand new jam below!

ultraviolet – [prettyboyshav]

By Nick Mueller // 22 Apr 2019

Brand new to our pages today, New York native prettyboyshav releases his first ever solo record titled “ultraviolet”. With the help of a remarkable hook, his soothing tone, and his contagious energy, prettyboyshav unleashes an absolute stunner that will have him finding new fans and lifetime listeners. Knowing that shav is also a co-founder of indify, a platform that supports artists as they grow and develop, I wanted to dive as deep as possible into the story and journey behind “ultraviolet” and the purpose that it serves within shav’s world. When I had the pleasure of speaking with shav, he expressed that he “has been writing music and playing guitar since I was a kid. Most people know me for indify, but the truth is that I was an artist way before. I’ve been focusing on growing the platform for the last four years, all while making music and getting better on the artistic front too. The major turning point was when I met Mike Irish and we sat down in the studio together. On our first day of working, Mike put me in front of a mic and told me to do what I feel. It took 15 minutes to …



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