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Calabasas-[Solosam] x [MFnMelo]

“Calabasas is a figurative place of wealth, success, and that part of music that so many artists reach for. When you dream about it, you don’t know that in that journey you’re going to lose friends along the way, and you’re going to question yourself” – SoloSam Chicago artist-chef SoloSam returns to Lyrical Lemonade with his first musical dish this year titled “Calabasas.” The single is impressively self-produced, and features the talented Pivot Gang member MFnMelo. Professionally mixed and mastered by LEALE, the track has a momentary somber opening, before transitioning to one of the smoothest, synth-led melodies you’ll ever hear. Combined with the booming bass drums, and the offering quite literally sounds as if it was sourced from the ocean’s most intriguing depths. Marked as Sam’s first release since [his 2021 album], Principles to Die By, SoloSam has reminded listeners of his immense versatility; namely his unique ability to melodically vocalize while rapping his ass off. Stemming from both his songwriting and production talents, Sam is highly attentive to detail, which exemplarily contributes to the well-rounded song structure of this release. As for MFnMelo, his quick, but memorable verse is a signature testament to his relaxed ‘mello’ flow, which never disappoints on any …

Romantic Homicide – [d4vd]

This month marks the third consecutive year that I’ve been with Lyrical Lemonade, making it 4 years overall including 2016 when I first wrote for this magnificent company. Throughout this time, I have connected with amazing people both online and in person, and regardless of if they’re artists, managers, A&Rs, writers, publicists, label executives, or have any other role in the music industry, I appreciate almost all of them. Sometimes publicists can get a bad rep, and there are some that try and contact me relentlessly that make me understand why, but there are others that I have been turning to for years to put me onto the latest and greatest music from some of the business’ top artists, and I even consider a lot of these people friends at this point. I know it’s their job to send me music, but for some of them, I can tell that music is their life just as much as it is their profession, and when one of my friends hit me up today putting me on to an artist that they don’t even represent with their PR firm, I knew the artist was going to be great. I mean, if you …

The Daniel Price Interview: Part 2

If you’re reading this, congratulations; You’ve made it to the second and final part of the Daniel Price Interview. On Tuesday, we left off chatting with Daniel about his upbringing and today, we dive back in to the conversation. Just a week ago, Daniel released his highly anticipated project called, “Peaking”, which has been met with nothing but positive reviews. A body of work this good though doesn’t just appear out of thin air, which is why for part two, we are going to uncover what makes Daniel the artist and musical mind that he is. The Daniel Price Interview Part two is now live, enjoy! — Sam: So tell me this…What do you make music for? In part one, we left off and you alluded to the importance of being able to share your perspective with others, but what do you truly make music for? Daniel: This recent music is more so storytelling, some of it is autobiographical, some of it features things that never happened, but it’s just a good story that I think people need to hear. Overall, just trying to implement what my mom implemented in me. Self belief…thinking for yourself and just not having any …

Feel Alive – [Brennan Savage] ft. [Lil Tracy]

Over the years, I have found myself deeply immersed in so many different facets of music that it can be hard to keep track of them all. From rock, rap, hyperpop, neosoul, punk, and pretty much anything else aside from country, there has most likely been a point in my life where there was one specific genre that I was listening to more than anything else, and that point is one of the many times that has defined my diverse musical preferences. When I heard Lil Peep for the first time, my mind was blown and my jaw dropped because he was utilizing familiar sounds in a way that I had never before experienced this type of music, and it was from the moment I tapped in with him that I was forever changed, for the better of course. Although it is beyond unfortunate that Peep isn’t still on this Earth changing the world with his gifts, I have been heavily paying attention to friends and fellow artists that he worked with during his time, so when I came across Brennan Savage and realized that he was an emcee that I had somehow not recognized prior to now, I was …

The Florist-[Abby Sage]

“I’m someone who’s so protective of their friends. When something is broken, I want to fix it. And a florist is someone who through their actions makes a room prettier –because flowers always manage to do that” – Abby Sage Abby Sage returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a heartwarming new single titled “The Florist.” The song serves as the title track for her upcoming EP, The Florist which is set for an October 21st release via Nettwerk. There’s a lot to like about this song; from the fantastic guitar-filled instrumentation, Sage’s serene vocals, and the wholesomely creative lyrics. Stylistically it’s a refreshing, successful mesh between indie and soul, which is credited both to Abby’s singing as well as the cozy production. Not to mention, its repeated chorus is memorably addictive, as the artist’s words seamlessly flow along a delicate instrumental. Listen to “The Florist” by Abby Sage below!  

5 Must-See Acts At Outside Lands 2022

Though August might mean the solemn end of summer to most, Bay Area natives embrace the month as the welcome harbinger of Outside Lands. With the festival set to kick off this Friday, many of us are scrambling last-minute to assemble the perfect schedule – a painstakingly precise itinerary filled with high-energy performances, insane crowds, and gourmet corn dogs. For the indecisive and uncertain, let this list of must-see acts be your guiding light during the weekend’s festivities. Maxo Kream It’s been a minute since Maxo dropped his newest LP Weight of the World late last year – but having just dropped the long-awaited deluxe version, few artists on the lineup are as essential to see as this young rapper. From the triumphant horns of the Tyler-assisted “BIG PERSONA” to the downtempo ambiance of album closer “BELIEVE” with Don Toliver – the Houston rapper’s energy is just as infectious as it is massive, making him the perfect act to see if you’re looking to throw a few elbows. Having received co-signs from artists like Megan Thee Stallion and Travis Scott to A$AP Rocky and Freddie Gibbs – Maxo Kream’s ascension to hip-hop stardom is anything but accidental – and you …

Just Friends – [Lovsky]

I have had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful people throughout my time in the music industry, and this has led to the privilege of making some incredible friends along the way as well. Whether they’re artists themselves, managers, A&Rs, other writers, or have any other position in the business, I have been able to learn unexplainable amounts from them, and I am forever grateful for their help and guidance along the way. One musician that I am lucky to consider a friend is the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter known as Lovsky, because she is seriously just multifaceted, beyond skilled, and passionate about her art which has taught me so much about myself and my own endeavors. While I admittedly grow impatient for her to release new music because I just want to keep hearing more and more from her, I feel like she is one of the few exceptions I make when I hear how much time and effort actually goes into crafting a singular song. She doesn’t just sporadically jump in the booth and hit the record button, but rather spends long hours and carefully curates each record so that way she articulates exactly the narrative she is trying …

SOS – [cybertrash] ft. [reef]

I’m pretty proud of my music taste and like to think that I am someone who can put my friends, family, and industry cohorts on to some amazing new musicians, but I will never sit here and ever claim to be even close to the best. I mean, I like what I like, and while clearly I’m not the only person who enjoys the music I listen to because if I was, then no one else would probably care about these articles or check out to the music I write about. For this reason, though, I know that actual musicians are typically the ones who are the most tapped in with up-and-coming acts because I know they want to help put others in the position to succeed knowing that they were once in the same exact spot. ericdoa is definitively one of my favorite artists out right now, and he has been for probably around 2 or more years, but if there is one person who really created a new sound that I was captivated by, it’s him. He even puts me onto new emcees that he works with, and even though I don’t believe they have collaborated quite yet, …

IDGNF-[Dave Coresh]

“IDGNF – But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t give a fuck about anything. Or anyone. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t pray for success for my family and friends. I’d be lying to say I didn’t have regrets, that I handled shit wrong, that I said/did some shit I didn’t really mean. I’d be lying to say I don’t have feelings, that I don’t care. That would be a lie. I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel jaded, overlooked, selfish, abrasive and stubborn. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t care about what people said, how people felt, how does what I do affect others. I’d be lying if I said I wasnt compassionate, considerate, but a know it all. I’d be lying if I said I was arrogant, lost, and childish at times. But Ima keep it a buck wit you, I DONT GIVE NO FUCK AND YOU SHOULDNT EITHER. This is your sign to really take your shit up a notch. Myself included. So Watch me work family. I love you!!” – Dave Coresh LA-based, punk-rock inspired artist Dave Coresh returns to Lyrical Lemonade with my favorite song of …

Sugar-[Unusual Demont]

“A couple months ago I made it a goal to write my first love song, & like all my songs till now have been *about* love but i wanted to make like a “💖💖💖💞💘💗✨✨✨✨💕💓💓💕💕💖💑👨‍❤️‍👨👩‍❤️‍👩👩‍❤️‍👨✨✨💓💞💘💗💕” ass song lmaooo and I think this one hit the mark, so I hope you enjoy <3 thanks to my team at unusual productions (?) idk gotta figure out a better name, @kyle_fh , @toliblue , @aaronmlyons and my family over at avant garden @avantgarden 💖 thank you to @robbiegardunio and @greazywil for mixing and mastering this joint, once again turning some vocals recorded in my bed room into butter 💖 thank you to my GOAT @whoslittleterry for making this beat that make you rock side to side, and also just hitting me up randomly one day and checking in to see how i was doing – if he never did that this song wouldnt exist, divine timing crazy, love bbyy 💖 my mufuckin babiiies monties 🗣 I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without you, so thank yall for allowing me to live my dreams as a career, i love yall sm 💖” – Unusual Demont Rising star Unusual Demont returns to Lyrical Lemonade with …