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Abby Sage

SONG PICK: Abby Sage – Smoke Break (Video)

“Smoke Break” could be the prequel of Monday’s Song Pick “Carefree.” L.A.-via-Toronto singer/songwriter Abby Sage describes the time in a failing relationship before – maybe – relief sets in. When emotions are still heavy like the drums and synths in the song. But “Smoke Break” is not just a sad[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Alex McArtor, Claire George, Emma Negrete, GEISTE

Alex McArtor – Bras and Jeans Watching the beautiful new video by Texas singer/songwriter Alex McArtor, her influences are immediately apparent. She names David Lynch as a key influence on her intricate storytelling. The visuals on “Bras and Jeans” reminded me instantly of a famous 70s movie, of Peter Weir’s “Picnic[…]

SONG PICK: Alex Frankel – Still Got It

“Still Got It,” the new single by Alex Frankel, is glistening with feel-good sparkles and is as much an affirmation as it is an optimistic view into a (pandemic-free) future. If the artist’s name doesn’t ring a bell, you simply need to listen to the fantastic track, and then it hits[…]

SONG PICK: Cathal Murphy – Frame (Video)

“Frame” is a refreshingly smooth and instantly appealing track, and the new magnificent single by singer/songwriter Cathal Murphy. At home in Camlough, Northern Ireland, the gifted artist went to Glasgow to film his video and get also some photos done. “Frame” is the first single from Murphy’s upcoming debut EP,[…]


SONG PICK: JÁNA – Carefree

“Carefree” is the perfect nudge if you happen to be in a relationship that goes nowhere. The way that Swedish singer and producer Johanna Andrén aka JÁNA lays out her song as light, shimmering soundscape shows how deliberating it can be when some things finally are over. There is a[…]

SONG PICK: Jelly Crystal – I Don’t Like Dancing

Jelly Crystal is the moniker of Stockholm-based artist Filip Johnson, who just released the irresistibly catchy “I Don’t Like Dancing” complete with a nostalgic 70s vibe. The single is out via Smuggler Music/ PIAS and much more music is to be expected in 2021 from the Swedish musician. When asked[…]

I Am Snow Angel

SONG PICK: I Am Snow Angel – Falling Down To the Earth

New York-based songwriter and producer Julie Kathryn aka I Am Snow Angel is back with new original music after her 2019 album Mothership. In March she released the instrumental production “Elegy”, and yesterday the four-track EP “Falling Down To the Earth.” Both EPs invite you to close your eyes and[…]

SONG PICK: Baba Ali – Black Wagon

With its winsome vocals and elegant production “Black Wagon” is an electrifying slice of electronic pop music. The song marks the magnificent new single and video by London-based musician Baba Ali, who originally hails from Fort Lee, New Jersey. It’s easy to get a little dizzy when reading about the[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Fake Fruit, feeo, Leah Thomas, Reisender

Fake Fruit – Milkman California post-punk three-piece Fake Fruit just released the compelling “Milkman” together with a truly inspired video. The clip sees singer/guitarist Hannah D’Amato in the role of the milk delivery person and guitarist Alex Post and drummer Miles MacDiarmid in diverse other roles. The music video, directed[…]

Madi Diaz

SONG PICK: Madi Diaz – Nervous (Video)

“Nervous” is a personal song and you may not get behind what exactly Nashville-based singer/songwriter Madi Diaz is experiencing here. But it still likely will strike a chord with you as it deals with the complexities of personality and the interactions with the world around us. Madi keeps the song[…]

SONG PICK: Good Grim – Roomates

Following the release of “Fear of God,” Utah-based singer/songwriter Trevor Free aka Good Grim puts out the mesmerizing “Roomates.” The track is hypnotizing in its softly gurgling flow, subtle melancholic built, adorned with sprinkles of hope glittering around the edges. With “Roomates,” Good Grim announces the upcoming LP Enchantment. When[…]

Daytona Starsky

SONG PICK: Daytona Starsky – Gasoline (Video)

This song is hot and does not beat around the bush: there is fire between Daytona Starsky and the woman he is attracted to. Add some “Gasoline,” and you have an explosive mix, driven by a heavy bassline and scorching guitars. Daytona Starsky is originally from the Netherlands and now[…]

SONG PICK: The Brothers Koren – Like Water

Change is usually a good thing, especially when it means making things easier without losing anything. Thankfully, Isaac and Thorald Koren ditched their tongue-twister band name Fransancisco and continue to make their beautiful blend of folk-inspired acoustic pop brimming with big harmonies as The Brothers Koren. Ahead of their upcoming[…]


SONG PICK: Wyldest – Beggar (Video)

Zoe Mead aka Wyldest is a master of melodic dream pop. Her latest song, “Beggar,” is a beautiful example of this: layers of sound flowing around a gentle guitar line, and the vocals sit perfectly in the mix to never take you out of a meditative state. She says about[…]