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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 …

prick – [glaive]

I know some people who aren’t familiar with glaive might be getting sick of all the articles I write about him, but until they actually check out his music and tell me it’s not for them, I’m going to continue to write about his releases. In fact, even if they did tell me that they don’t like glaive, I’m still going to write about him because they’re wrong, and glaive is awesome, and that’s an unbiased opinion in my eyes. Even though he’s so young, he has put out some of the most innovative, incredible music in the industry, and he never slows down for even a second, constantly blessing fans with new releases on a regular basis. I honestly don’t know how he juggles going to high school full time with a music career as well as a nationwide tour that I believe just wrapped up, but that makes me want to give him even more props for his unmatched work ethic because most other artists simply couldn’t keep up with him. While he’s still riding high off of the success that then i’ll be happy and  all dogs go to heaven, he’s clearly not going to slow down …

strangers – [ericdoa]

Back when I first heard the term hyperpop, I was honestly confused with all of the different sounds that the subgenre encompassed, but all I knew was that there were a few artists included under this umbrella that instantly became some of my favorites. At the same time, it just so happened that these talents were also good friends, so it was easy to get into different musicians based on the fact that they were all making similar styles yet sounded completely different from one another. Glaive, midwxst, aldn, and ericdoa were some of my early favorites, and after getting more and more familiar with them, I realized that in all honesty, none of them could release a bad song if they tried. Out of all of these names, eric might just be my overall favorite because of all the different genres he mashes together at once, but the way he pulls off these different styles makes me realize just how impressive he is, and that’s thanks to some of the producers he frequently works with. At this point in time, I’ve seen eric perform live twice, and I’m hoping to up this number as soon as I can but …

Ericdoa: The Lemonade Stand Interview

Ericdoa is someone we are huge fans of here at LL, he’s a great musician with starlike potential and one of the faces of Hyperpop. A couple of weeks ago we brought Eric by the LL office in Chicago for a new interview, and now we are pleased to present you with the latest episode of The Lemonade Stand featuring him! I spoke to Ericdoa about several topics including growing up in Connecticut, his musical influences, why he got banned off of Airbnb, going to the same preschool as Midwxst, how he first met Glaive, the tour that he is currently on, why he enjoys McChickens on a beach, performing at The Summer Smash and so much more. This was a fantastic interview, much love to Ericdoa for stopping by, take a couple of minutes of your day to watch this new interview below!

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 …

Animal Crossing – [Jerichos Revenge]

Jerichos Revenge is making his debut on the Lyrical Lemonade pages with his hyper pop-leaning single “Animal Crossing.” Last year during the pandemic Animal Crossing completely took the world by storm. So of course this birthed a slew of records that featured Nintendo‘s hit game. What’s so catchy about this single is the hook and the hypnotic instrumental which was produced by auradu2k. This is really just a fun song to listen to, I feel as if that gets lost in a lot of music criticism today. I’ve found myself coming back to “Animal Crossing” over the past week and it opened up the rest Jerichos Revenge catalog to me. Still, a lot of room for improvement, and there will be a point in time where Jericho will probably have to tweak his sound a little to be able to crossover to a broader audience. If you’re a fan of acts like Midwxst, Glaive, and Ericdoa then you should definitely give “Animal Crossing” a spin. Stream Jericho’s Revenge’s single “Animal Crossing” after the break.

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 …

Sam Morrison’s September Favorites

Every so often, I get enormous bursts of inspiration that I cannot seem to shake. My latest one came in the form of what you’re about to read. With so much great music coming out these days, it’s almost impossible to pick favorites…but today, I’m going to try. For the next 5 minutes of your life, I ask for nothing more than a little piece of your attention as I take you on a trip into my music listening cycle. A lot of great music dropped during the month of September, which is why I decided it would be a blast to highlight some songs that I thought were absolutely exceptional. I often times specialize in covering artists who are just breaking on to the scene, but every once in a while, I love getting to show love to some talent who we already know and love. So, without further ado, keep scrolling down to check out my favorite 16 songs from the month of September; IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: — 1. amphetamine-[boylife] boylife has been one of those artists who never ceases to amaze me with his music. Each time I head to his Spotify page, I’m always elated …

Missing U – [starfall]

Starfall is the 17-year-old kid from Hawaii that you have to know about. His newest single “Missing You” is one of the better songs I’ve heard all 2021 from an unsigned act. It’s not really hyperpop and leans on the traditional singer-songwriter spectrum of things, but the breakdowns and earworms on this record fall in that hyperpop-ish space. In music today if you take out the autotune and all the bells and whistles it’s very few people that just naturally have that raw vocal talent. With Starfall you can tell he’s a talented vocalist on not “Missing You” but the rest of his discography. If I could think of an artist comparison for Starfall currently I see early shades of artists like Glaive and Brakence. After spending a couple of hours running through his catalog some other tracks you should check out from Starfall are “speechless” and “never lasts” Stream Starfall’s new single “Missing You” after the break.

VVRED – [SEBii]

The hyperpop scene never fails to surprise me in the best ways possible, and I never get bored for even a second no matter what artist I’m listening to. While Glaive, ericdoa, and midwxst are some of my favorites, SEBii has rapidly become one of my all-time hyperpop preferences, and it’s clear that even without all the wild vocal effects and alterations that can be heard within this subgenre, he’s as individualistic as it gets. After hearing VVBLUE a few months ago, I was completely sold without a doubt in my mind, and when I heard about and saw all the hype behind its sister project VVRED, I literally couldn’t wait. Some of the snippets and singles on this tape showed a much more arrogant, aggressive side of the typically calmed and composed artist, but I loved seeing a new side of him, and now that the project is in our hands, I can confidently say that it was undeniably worth the wait. All of the 7 songs on this 16-minute-long project are better than the last, but I had to focus on a few of my favorites considering I could write all day if I went too much into …