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Zack Gray – Imperfect Love

I’m picky when it comes to vocalists and what’s become an oversaturated market, but I’ll be damned if Zack Gray isn’t one of the best talents I’ve heard in a long time. His new single “Imperfect Love” is a massive cut with perfect atmospheric production that sets the stage for his show stopping performance. His […]

KREAM – Decisions (feat. Maia Wright)

KREAM’s newest goes deep down low with a bass-driven house groove that’s up there with the best of them for 2018. Good luck not wanting to move with this one as the groove hits, the low-end driving with gravitational force while the hi-hats conjure up immediate images of serious hand-bobbing on the dance floor. Maia […]

Twin Caverns – Regret

I feel like a broken record when it comes to getting excited about hearing a new band for the first time but let’s be real that feeling never goes away. It’s childlike excitement, like opening up a present on Christmas morning and being greeted by something totally unexpected yet amazing. I get that feeling from […]

ford. – Craving/Dusk

I thought about only including one of the songs from this ford. release, but it proved to be impossible very quickly. For two tracks that take totally different approaches on the surface, they exist within the same sonic universe where the sun is perpetually setting and a sense of peaceful beauty stretches as far as […]

Honors – Feel Better

I’ve written about Honors at length because they never fail to impress me. The group returns with a new one called “Feel Better” that’s easily my favorite song they’ve released. The production is so slick and the vocals have such a melodic quality to them that they’re almost an instrument of their own. Lyrically the song […]

Julia Knight – Like I Used To

Julia Knight has made quite the impression as she comes across my radar for the first time on “Like I Used To”. The track is a subtle, stunning exercise in pop and r&b that’s underscored by a wonderful, head-nodding groove. Knight’s performance elevates its excellent instrumental as she delivers sleek, pitch-perfect vocals that are impossible […]

KIDDO – Drunk And I Miss You

This is the first time I’ve encountered KIDDO but it surely won’t be the last! The Scandinavian vocalist’s new single is an exercise in the best modern pop music has to offer. The beat is super vibey while laced with guitars to give it some extra oomph, all of which is perfect for KIDDO to […]

Snugs – Never Needed You (feat. Keiynan Lonsdale)

If you didn’t gather from the stunning album artwork, Snugs specializes in electronic music that channels pure, childlike wonderment. The cartoonish duo’s newest, “Never Needed You”, reaches utterly blissful heights as a comfortable groove transitions into swelling synths worthy of a festival main stage. They masterfully walk the line between subtle, personal qualities and transcendent […]

Sharky – Bold As Brass

As soon as this track came across my metaphorical desk, I was enamored and immediately knew I had to write about it. I’d never heard of Sharky before, but I’m so deeply impacted by this powerful new voice in pop music that I need everyone to know about as soon as possible. Her new single […]

Danelle Sandoval – Hands (ft. French Braids)

I wrote up the first track from Danelle Sandoval’s forthcoming EP and am pleased to report that she continues her hot streak on “Hands”. Featuring dynamic modern production from French Braids, it’s a wonderful blend of pop, electronic, and r&b sensibilities that has wide appeal while still feeling super intimate. Her vocals are tailor-made for […]