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white nails – [prettyboyshav]

One of my favorite rising artists is finding himself back on our pages today, as he recently released a visual for his brand new single titled “white nails.” Thanks to Mike Irish and the Shifted Recording crew, the simple yet intriguing production stays cohesive with everything Shav has done up to this point. Shav first connected with Sage Baptiste to help bring the “white nails” story to life, as the two of them exhausted their emotions and feelings regarding a very relatable feeling that many of us have throughout our lives. The day before they wrote the song, Shav walked into a nail salon and had his nails painted white “after realizing my own boxes were self-imposed.” Shav noted that he “sometimes feels constrained or restricted” and that he “has to ask himself who’s really creating these restrictions?” For Shav, “fear of judgment and personal trauma” had him cooped up in, what he describes as, “a dark place for some time.” Fitting, to say the least, the music video is his first-ever and was created in a place comfortable for Shav, side-by-side with some of his closest friends. This release is by far my favorite prettyboyshav record so far and …

LL Presents: The Julian Lamadrid Q&A

Authenticity often gets lost in the constant shuffle of society, so whenever you stumble upon someone who still maintains that aspect of their character, it’s always refreshing. Today, on the pages of Lyrical Lemonade, I’m excited to bring to y’all an artist who embodies authenticity. If you haven’t heard of Julian Lamadrid, then today is your lucky day. After hearing his latest release for a song entitled, “Cigarette”, I hopped on the phone with him to get some insight about the song, but left all the more enamored with his overall story as an artist. When I asked him the simple question “Where are you from?” Julian laughed and proceeded to tell me that this specific part of his life is confusing yet interesting to say the least. Julian’s parents are from Mexico, but he was born in Dubai and went to British schools his entire life. The melting pot of culture that Julian has been a part of is most definitely prevalent in his music; which was always an interest of his. “I was always interested in music from a young age. In my mind, there was nothing more stylish than being a rock star. Growing up, I idolized …

supernova – [prettyboyshav]

Returning to our pages today, New York-based talent prettyboyshav has released yet another smash. Between his last three records, it has quickly become obvious how much of an understanding he has for his sound and where he plans to take it. This record specifically, titled “supernova”, captures a very vibrant, feel-good energy that can be felt even before the first lyric hits. The song was tackled by none other than shav and his right hand Mike Irish as they teamed up to cultivate what shav describes as “the spirit of the song, the culmination of self-belief and self-love.” Shav explained to me that “before this project, I was in a dark place, but by the end of it I believed I was as strong as an exploding ball of light.” “Before recording, he added, Mike and I had a long talk as we usually do.” During that pivotal conversation, they discussed “creating and emoting in a vacuum, to make what’s pure. Forgetting about the expectation and focusing on how we feel.” This becomes evident with each listen, for you can hear the clarity and passion with shav’s lyrical delivery in every line. Lastly, shav wants everyone to hear this song …

4runner – [prettyboyshav]

It’s always something special when one of my favorites, prettyboyshav, releases new tunes. Today, he returns to our pages with a brand new offering titled “4runner”, a complete masterpiece from top to bottom. Following his previous release titled “ultraviolet”, shav delivered this record just in time for summer as he teamed up with Mike Irish once again. Over a fun, energetic production, the New York native unleashes a staggering melody accompanied by an undeniable tone to secure this song’s spot as shav’s second official single. Shav tends to bury his experiences within his records, and after speaking with him this time, that became very clear. “4runner captures the feeling of feeling something new and shiny that makes you feel brand new”, shav says. “A new ride, a new pair of kicks, a new job, a new friendship, or a new relationship.” Furthermore, he explains that “it’s a feeling that has you dancing in the streets or sticking your head out of a window with your tongue out because you know you’re shining.” Lastly, shav depicts his personal connection to the song, where “for me it was finding balance in my life and discovering the magic that was shifted recording.” One …

ultraviolet – [prettyboyshav]

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 …