SONG PICK: Tears For Fears – No Small Thing (Video)

What begins as maybe a little campfire ditty, with simple guitar strumming and lyrics like “I just have one more song to sing, one more story to tell,” develops into something big and grande and absolutely irresistible. I am biased, no doubt, with Tears for Fears being among my all-time[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Jem, talker, POND, Telltale

Jem Turkish singer/songwriter Jem released his debut single “Secrets” together with a meditative video filmed by Mu Tunc. Jem says about the song: Sometimes I visualise my songs before writing them. With this song, imagery came to me in a dream-like state, and all I did was react musically to[…]

Loyal Lobos

SONG PICK: Loyal Lobos – Amor Como Puñal (Video)

“Amor Como Puñal” is about love becoming deadly. However, L.A.-via-Bogotá singer/songwriter Andrea Silva aka Loyal Lobos keeps the danger lurking below the surface in this dreamy, slow-burning track. The song is Andrea’s only offering for this year, but she promises more new music for 2022. Listen to “Amor Como Puñal”[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Cherry Blaster, Chloe Rodgers, French For Rabbits, Pixey

Cherry Blaster Iulia Ciobanu, singer and songwriter of Toronto-based trio Cherry Blaster, muses about getting older and crossing a significant threshold in “New Age.” The video, an inspired pink dream, is directed by Isaac Roberts. Watch the video now: Chloe Rodgers We can always rely on U.K. singer/songwriter Chloe Rodgers[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Helaine Vis, The KVB, Maita, New Pagans

Helaine Vis – Go On For her video “Go On,” Polish singer/songwriter Helaine Vis takes you into a strange, black & white dreamscape where she meets a mysterious figure. Immerse yourself into Helaine’s world while the song builds slowly into a massive outro. Her album “Pretty Cliche” is out this[…]

VIDEO PICKS: Alix Page, ANIQO, Corrina Repp, Jamie Perrett

Alix Page – 25 Alix Page is far younger than 25, so she does look way into the future in her new song, reminiscing about a past relationship. The rest of us can take her video at face value and indulge in nostalgia about a carefree, seemingly perfect summer love.[…]

Cate Le Bon

SONG PICK: Cate Le Bon – Running Away

Heavy bass lines dominate the sound of “Running Away,” the new single by Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon. On her upcoming album “Pompeii” she used bass guitar and synth as composition tools and played and recorded most instruments herself in isolation. Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint contributed drums from her home[…]