L.A.-based singer/songwriter TRACE does restrained, unpretentious pop songs that are hard to push out of your head. Her musical interpretation of “Anxiety” does not hit you frontal, but sneaks up to you, just like those anxious feelings usually do. Even in the video, anxiety is personified by nice looking folks[…]

SONG PICK: Lumen Craft – Stranger (VIDEO)

An alluring guitar solo together with driving bass and drum beats get the passionate ride of “Stranger” started, and by the time the sensual vocals set in, the song has us utterly charmed. “Stranger” is the new single and video by Brazilian three-piece Lumen Craft, based out of São Paulo.[…]

SONG PICK: Kita Menari – Pretty Sure

Led by Micha de Jonge, Dutch indie-pop band Kita Menari, releases their new single “Pretty Sure”, an irresistible piece of 80s-tinged synth-pop heaven! Asked about “Pretty Sure”, Micha provides the following insight: “The song revolves about a common conversation I have with myself: whether or not what I’m doing creatively is good[…]

SONG PICK: Moon Panda – Gun

“You don’t know what you want, but you know it’s not this” is the core line of the new song by Californian duo Moon Panda. The song unfolds with a soft guitar line like a daydream on a hot summer afternoon, reminiscent of the work of Air on “Moon Safari”.[…]

SONG PICK: Chaunter – Boo Cat (VIDEO)

Where to possibly start? Music first! “Boo Cat” is a fantastic song, with interesting instrumentation and great vocals, and without knowing that it has been composed by Baltimore duo Chaunter, one might think of psych-pop superstars MGMT. With that out-of-the-way, we can have a closer look at the video itself,[…]

SONG PICK: EZI – Family Tree

L.A.-based musician Esther Zyskind aka EZI is 23, independent, but married, but not a “spinster” as a narrator in her song “Family Tree” lets us know. But still, reconciling modern life with traditional expectations can be a challenge and that is what this extremely catchy pop song is about. Esther[…]

SONG PICK: Young & Sick – Bitter End

While the song’s title at first might be misleading, “Bitter End” is an optimistic track, about not giving up and doing what it takes to succeed. Additionally, what makes “Bitter End” perfect for the early days of this still young year is the creative use of different styles and musical[…]

SONG PICK: Betta Lemme – Give It (Video)

“Give It” is a futuristic pop song and a sharp left turn from Betta Lemme‘s previous music. “Bambola” was a big hit around the world and you probably know it well, but apparently the singer/songwriter from Montreal did not feel like standing still and kicks off her 2019 offerings with[…]

VIDEO PREMIERE: Glitch Cake – Tension

“Tension”, the latest single by Brooklyn-based dark disco electro-pop duo Glitch Cake, got an effervescent visual treatment, and we are excited to premiere the exquisite music video today. Glitch Cake are comprised of Kat Tingum (vocals, electronics) and Poyraz Aldemir (drums, electronics), providing the following insight:  “We’re inspired by how glitch art can digitally[…]