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heather – [ericdoa] & [glaive]

I know I just wrote about glaive’s brand-new song “prick” and the video for it just yesterday, but there’s just something about him that I can’t get enough of. His emotion, passion, and energy are enough to get my heart pumping, and the fact that he’s doing this at such a young age is never something I can overlook. Combine his skills with the dense and plentiful talents of his close friend ericdoa, and they’re like a match made in music heaven. eric seems to bring the enthusiasm while glaive seems to bring the sentiment, combining their various skills in one song that is serious always unforgettable no matter what. Sure, we had some singles like “cloak and dagger” or “fuck this town”, but fans knew that something else had to be afoot. That’s when we found out about then i’ll be happy, their 8 song, 15 minute long EP that gifted us with 6 original tracks from. The dynamic duo as well as the two aforementioned records, and after listening to this project numerous times, it’s obvious that this tag team is one that can’t be overlooked for even another second. The third song on this project is called …

You Make Me Feel Alright EP-[Forrest Nolan]

Forrest Nolan! A name every single person should get to know, but if you’re among the few that aren’t familiar, then allow this article to serve as your crash course on someone who will inevitably become a household name in no time. If you keep up with my writing, then you’d know that I had the chance to interview Forrest a little while back and ever since that insightful/life-giving conversation, I have been obsessed with Forrest not only as an artist but as a person as well. Today, it’s my distinct pleasure to bring him back on to our pages for the release of his debut EP, called “You Make Me Feel Alright”. According to Forrest, this 7 song project encapsulates the journey of love and every little thing that comes along with it. From top to bottom, this offering is nothing less than impressive. Forrest takes full advantage of every song and showcases his innate talent and versatility. From songs like,  “waste your time” to my personal favorite, “no name #1”, there truly are no skips whatsoever. This is just a comprehensive and cohesive body of work that will bless anyone who listens to it. I’ve attached the Spotify link …

Strangers – [ericdoa]

I feel like every single week, I find myself writing about a new ericdoa release, but you’re not going to find me complaining about that for even a second. I’m not afraid to say that in my own personal opinion, eric is one of my all-time favorite artists out right now, and even though he might not be getting the number of plays that people like Kanye, Drake, or Young Thug are getting, it doesn’t matter at all. His musical quality is always top-notch, he’s pushing the envelope with every new release, and he is simply one of the most entertaining people in music currently, so how could I hate. Thanks to all of this, he has been amassing an incredibly strong and loyal fanbase that is only continuing to grow, and I can’t think of an artist who deserves it more than eric. I just wrote about his song “Strangers” last week I believe, but I was so happy to see that he didn’t let the fun stop there, because he teamed up with Otto to direct an amazing music video for this hit, and I had to make sure that I wrote this one up. As it begins, …

Sam Morrison’s October Favorites

Last month, I had the pleasure of launching a brand new long-form series on Lyrical Lemonade that I’m more than excited to expound upon. If you’ve had the chance to read my articles, then you’d know that my musical taste is all over the place in the best ways possible. I’m never listening to the same genre consistently, which has allowed me to discover and appreciate a wide range of artists. With that being said, the goal of this series is to share my taste and give you all a concise list of my favorite released tracks from each month. October was filled with some great music, so keep scrolling down below to check out some songs and projects that have been on repeat for the last 30 days; IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER — 1. argyle-[brakence] One of my favorite artists out right now is none other than the pure genius that is brakence. Ever since first stumbling on him in 2019, I have been utterly hooked on just about every song that he’s put out. Once 2020 hit, it felt like everyone in the music community instantly became aware of how talented and trailblazing he actually was. With songs …

Run Away – [NV]

No matter where in the world you are, there are so many different levels of the different music scenes that exist. Whether you’re on the come up with a small following, considered a local legend, or you’re someone who made it out of your hometown and have been recognized by other fanbases, I like to give credit to everyone because it’s not easy to constantly grind the way so many artists do. At the same time, when the number of streams start to rise, fans start to accumulate, and recognition begins to build, and it all starts to feel more and more worth it. A few years back, I met and became friends with an artist who goes by the name of NV, and I was impressed from very early on. He clearly had bars, something I knew right off the bat when I saw him freestyle at the party I met him at, but his versatility was something that caught my eye as well. Since then, life took over and through some obstacles in front of him, but even though I didn’t know him that well, I knew he was the type of guy to overcome and thrive no …

Premiere: gabby start begins today with the explosive “sydney”

Writing about music, I’ve received countless pitches over the years for songs that mix genres, or sound like if X artist met Y artist. Some of these songs are impressive, but I’ve come to realize that cool songs only go so far. They might land in playlists, or get sent in group chats as neat things to listen to, but music that finds an engaged, lasting audience, is music rooted in lore and belief. Because it’s about more than some neat songs. The ethos behind music that lasts is an extension of the artist who created it, and it’s the source code that characterizes a fanbase as more than a group of people who listen to the same thing, but rather, a group of people who choose to believe in something greater than cool songs. This is where gabby start comes in. gabby start is the artist project of a 20-year old NYU student formerly known as Knapsack. And while gabby’s songs are neat as they come, pairing the energy and anthemic qualities of rock music with EDM drum kits and pop song structures, they’re also rooted in a value system that defines what the artist project is all about. …

mental anguish – [glaive] & [ericdoa]

If you’re at all familiar with the artists I regularly cover within my write-ups, then you already know that glaive and ericdoa are two talents that I simply can’t get enough of. Both of them bring something totally different to the table but work so incredibly well with one another, and it’s clear from their previous collaborations that they simply feed off of each other and make each other better. All of their singles together are all-out hits without a doubt in anyone’s mind, and after they teased a collaborative project for quite some time, we were blessed with their EP then i’ll be happy which has been in constant rotation for me ever since. Despite the quick listen of these 8 songs that span just over 15 minutes long, they show off their dexterity going from some very emotional, introspective songs to records that are much more upbeat and poppy, ultimately adding up to a project that one of the strongest EPs I’ve heard all year. Personally, I love the middle handful of tracks including “heather”, “Pretending”, and “physs”, but I can say with the utmost confidence that there isn’t a single miss, but that shouldn’t come as a …

Bloodbath – [good problem]

A few weeks ago, I was put onto good problem, a music duo comprised of Eli and Elton, two Massachusetts-based talents who I was pleasantly surprised with after my first listen. Even though they’re still very early on in their budding careers with only a couple of songs out, it’s obvious that their talent and passion is there, and these things come through incredibly well in every single release they’ve put out so far, so it’s sufficed to say that I’m incredibly excited for the future of this tag team. Despite their recent beginning, they’ve been grinding their hardest, and the most recent contribution to their catalog of releases is a music video for their song “Bloodbath” that came out last week. This has been a song I’ve been playing over and over, and even though it’s not necessarily my particularly favorite style of music, there is something about it that just keeps me coming back, and I’m not complaining for even a second. Opening up, there is a message at the bottom of the screen from the group’s singer Eli who is attempting to kill his ego in order to bridge the gap between him and the people he …

If Orange Was A Place – [Tems]

Nigerian-born and globally-renowned star and soul artist Tems delivered this weekend, with her latest EP titled, If Orange Was A Place. Tems ties new-age soul with traditional talent to produce a pure, refreshing sound that immediately has fans gripped by the raw ability and infectious voice. The five-song EP is an immediate favorite in libraries across the globe, with her top 3 “Where people listen” cities listed on Spotify as being in 3 different countries (London, L.A., and Toronto). Her monthly Spotify listener statistics have also skyrocketed, with her now ranked in the top-300 most listened to artists in the world. The project opens with “Crazy Tings,” a no-doubt success, with positive energy and bouncy rhythm, and is followed by a slower, but equally as light, “Found,” featuring a beautiful verse addition by Brent Faiyaz. It ends with a dreamy earworm in, “Avoid Things,” and a soft-spoken hit in, “Vibe Out,” that will leave you excited to replay the work in its entirety. The undeniable talent is apparent from the moment she vocalizes, and it’s obvious Tems’ talent hasn’t gone unnoticed. Recent success and familiarity has drastically increased after an appearance in the single, “Essence,” with Justin Bieber and WizKid, …

All of the Above – [Skotty Benz]

Wisconsin artist Skotty Benz blessed his followers with his latest project release titled, All of the Above. It contains nine tracks, with style varying from wise tales (“A.O.T.A,” “Pop It” and “Truman”) to old-fashioned bass-bumpers (“Shooting Dice” and “On Purpose”). Clarity, purposefulness, and realism encompass the work as most prominent concepts to Skotty, which comes as little surprise, as the veteran artist preaches wise words through firsthand examples and years of experience in the both the music industry and entrepreneurial ventures. Messages of family, love, happiness, and positivity are consistent, and frankly are refreshing to hear in a world that so often portrays negativity and hate. “Forget material, let’s talk about our quality of life, moments that’ll shape your character don’t come with a price.” Skotty’s vivid lyricism and poetic style make this tape one that you can stream from top to bottom without pause or skip. Solid, consistent work continues to build Skotty’s discography and following – which surely will further expand with work such as All of the Above. Stream Skotty’s newest project, All of the Above, on Spotify below!