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Think You Right – [Whethan] ft. [ericdoa] & [Glaive]

Ever since I became fully engrossed in the world of hyperpop, I have yet to be let down by any of the artists classified in this very niche yet incredible subgenre. Not only are they proving exactly how innovative they can be behind a microphone, but the instrumentals are out of this world, and they never seem to stop releasing things, so there’s always a new jam to get in tune with which is a blessing without a doubt in my mind. If you’re even remotely similar with this genre, it doesn’t take someone like me to tell you that ericdoa and Glaive are two of the poster children for hyperpop, and they’re only going to continue to get better as they make their way throughout their careers and get older. Aside from them, Whethan is a producer who has been solidifying himself in the scene for quite some time, and he has been creating the foundation of so many different songs with some of the most inventive sounds in music, so he definitely can’t go unnoticed, either. Luckily, this trio decided to come together for an unbelievable new song called “Think You Right”, and the results are as amazing …

The Top 10 Moments From Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival

Creative Direction: @shotbycones We are a couple of weeks removed from our annual Summer Smash festival, and we are all still having major withdrawals from such a great weekend. After the past year that we had of quarantining, social distancing, and avoiding large events, it felt amazing to be able to come outside and enjoy our festival once again. With over 75 artists on our lineup ranging from the up-and-coming rappers to superstars and legends, it was truly a weekend to remember, and a special moment for not only Lyrical Lemonade but Chicago as a whole. I had the opportunity to work as a lead for the Summer Smash Media Team—a squad full of some of the best photographers and videographers in the game put together by our guy Cones. All weekend long, they captured tons of videos, photos, and clips of the entire run of show. While our full recap of the entire Summer Smash weekend is dropping very soon, I felt it would be a great idea to give my perspective on some of the best moments that happened during Summer Smash. At last, here are some of the best moments of Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash 2021!   …

1984 – [Glaive]

Glaive is only a teenager and has somehow become the face of a budding new sound of music, what he has accomplished so far in his career is unbelievable, and he’s only just beginning. Today, the Hendersonville native is back with his brand new music video for “1984”. Glaive connected with Lyrical Lemonade founder Cole Bennett who shot and directed this visual, and in my opinion, they did a great job and this is only the start of a long-lasting work relationship. I am so proud of Glaive and I am eager to continue to watch him on his journey, he will be a superstar sooner than later. Watch this brand-new music video below!

all dogs go to heaven (outro) – [glaive]

For months and months, I was patiently awaiting the arrival of glaive’s EP all dogs go to heaven, and now that it’s in our laps, I couldn’t be happier. Although it seems like glaive diverted away from the “hyperpop” label that was pinned to him unfairly with this effort, I was beyond pleased to see his transformation because now fans finally can see the fact that he’s not making the type of music that he was once grouped in with even just a few months ago. More acoustic sounds and calming styles were used on this record, and while there are moments of chaos and upbeat energy, glaive takes this opportunity to reveal himself to the world more clearly than ever before, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. Luckily, he continued the fun with this project by releasing a Ramez Silyan-directed music video for the project’s title track “all dogs go to heaven (outro)”, and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you all. As it begins, glaive rolls over in his bed with a somewhat glum and hopeless look on his face. The camera quickly transitions to a clip of his dog laying on the floor …

bastard – [glaive]

As we get closer and closer to the release of glaive’s upcoming project All Dogs Go to Heaven, I couldn’t be more excited. His debut project Cyprus Grove is still a project that I revisit on a weekly basis, and I truly don’t believe glaive has ever put out a miss, so I don’t see that streak coming to an end anytime soon. Obviously, glaive has become a good friend of the Lyrical Lemonade family over the past couple of months, and he’s an artist that I think has unlimited potential. Considering he’s still so young and already making some of the best music in the industry, there’s no telling where he’s going to go next, but his upcoming project is definitely going to be one for the ages, without a doubt in my mind. As he continues to hype up this project, I couldn’t be more excited for some of the singles he has put out, most recently blessing us with his latest release entitled “bastard”. Produced by a slew of friends including delto, Lunamatic, and Whethan, things begin very tranquilly with a nice, touching guitar progression that is quickly met with a beat drop that brings things out …

Get Refreshed: Getting Fat, Meeting “Drayan!” and Making It Look So Easy

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by IllustratorFile Full Playlist (2021) Kai Whiston: Drayan! Conceptual undertakings in electronic music are a dime a dozen. Extraterrestrial motifs in electronic music are a dime a dozen. Abrasive instrumentals and distortion-tinged vocals in electronic music are… a dime a dozen. Drayan! – the latest mixtape from rising producer and performer Kai Whiston – holds all of these ideas as its main features, but its price is certainly not as easy to come upon. Throw any sense of commonality out of the window; all 9 of its tracks might as well be worth a million dollars each. What we have here is a project that, from a spectacle, is akin to a standard release in this genre. But someone as ferociously passionate and talented as Whiston is simply could not play into these standards without transcending them entirely. The Lux Cache founder took the magnificent photographic work of Janaina Tschäpe’s “After The Rain” and effectively gave it its own score — telling the story of a hybrid alien figure as they proceed through the trials and tribulations of their …

Fuck This Town – [ericdoa] & [Glaive]

It’s no secret that over the years, there have been some absolutely game-changing duos in music. While there seems to have been a lull in the current day and age of the industry when it comes to a new tag team powerhouse, ericdoa and Glaive are here to fill the void, and I literally couldn’t think of a better duo in my dreams. Considering they’re two of hyperpop’s biggest stars, despite the fact that hyperpop really isn’t a label that either of these artists typical fit right into, they’re taking the world by storm one song at a time, and they just seem to be getting better and better as time progresses. Most recently, they teamed up with frequent collaborators Glasear, YoungKimj, and Whethan to produce their latest hit entitled “Fuck This Town”, and it’s the perfect soundtrack to get your weekend off to an amazing start. Starting with some very poignant guitar stums, both artists begin to hum and find their voice before having to raise their levels of enthusiasm and go crazy, as they always do. Eventually, some powerful and uncharacteristic drums and percussion come into the picture before everything comes to a head and the beat just …

Get Refreshed: June’s Best Videos, Maple’s Scene Exhibition, and Being BetterTogether

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by IllustratorFile Maple: PLASTIC SURGEON If online music’s limitless boundaries were to symbolize any single notion in regards to its own working status, it would have to be the fact that there’s no such thing as “too much” anymore. Today’s online acts are able to freely string together as many genres, scenes, and collaborative showcases as they’d like, and if the product is resounding enough, nuanced enough, or just downright effective as a standalone creation, it becomes yet another contributing piece of evidence to the above belief as it is.  I could go on and on about the pure and utter freedom of the online music world, but that would be pretty damn boring after a while (even that intro paragraph… pretty boring, yeah?). So just like with most, if not all forms of art, it’s always better to show, not tell. And fittingly enough, resident super-producer and all-around musical exhibitionist Maple just dropped an all-encompassing project that does a lengthy amount of showing… 20 tracks worth of showing, that is.  PLASTIC SURGEON is an hour-long romp through just …

Watch Glaive’s brand new interview on Carton Conversations

Glaive is a sixteen-year-old artist from North Carolina who has become the face of Hyperpop music and he is a good friend of ours here at LL. He recently came by the Lyrical Lemonade office in Chicago and joined Jake & me to speak in a new interview about things such as his childhood, growing up in a small town, how he first started making music, his upcoming album, and much more. Glaive is somebody who we are extremely excited for, he’s a great kid with a super bright future. Get familiar with Glaive by watching this brand-new interview below!

off saint dominique EP – [renforshort]

renforshort is someone who I got familiar some months ago when I got an early listen at her project, and then was reminded of her when she recently collaborated with Glaive on their recent music video. Not too long ago, she released a brand new EP called Off Saint Dominique, and it’s easily one of the best projects that I have listened to so far this month. It’s a six-song project that will take you about fifteen minutes to complete, and there are some gems on this one, my favorite probably being “lust to love” because of the addicting melody. I am definitely a fan of renforshort and I am excited to see where she takes her career from her. Stream this amazing new project below!