Stephanie Smit aka Giek_1 is a musician and visual artist based in Amsterdam. The new single “Both Ways” is one of those songs that immediately takes you into a different headspace with its atmospheric production and Giek_1’s layered, ethereal vocals. This is music to lose yourself in and you will find more of this on her EP “ESCAPE,” to be released on May 1.
Despite its dark and brooding lyrics, “Juggernaut”, the new single by one-man synthwave act Color Theory is oddly comforting. The hypnotic track reminds me of some of my favorite synths-pop bands of the 80s, and I never stopped liking this type of music. But even without this kind of personal[…]
The title says it all: “only hanging out cause I’m lonely” is about dating just to have somebody around. Let’s forget for a moment how you could interpret this in new ways right now and just enjoy a delightful pop song in which Canadian singer/songwriter Alex Porat comes clear about her erratic dating behavior.
The mellow, contemplative and beautiful “Evelyn” by Vancouver three-piece Red Vienna, is accompanied by an equally compelling video. The cuts between band practice/live show and singer/bassist Jahmeel Russell walking on the street are maybe surprisingly mesmerizing and soothing. The artfully shot video is directed by Adrian Mottram. When asked about[…]
“Lens” is the new song by Northern Italian singer/songwriter HÅN and it is a crazy good, chills-inducing synth pop gem. She is working on a new EP planned to be released later this year and that is definitely something to look forward to.
Early March, I had “Grieving” already on my radar, and ready to include it in our weekly video series. Life came in between, and while the world looks like an entirely different place today like it did only two weeks ago, “Grieving” seems to hit a nerve now more than[…]
Kristin Sanchez (production) and Desereé Fawn Zimmerman (vocals/guitar/drums) are DJing and creating music together for many years. After a heavy accident derailed their careers, they are now back with a new album “The Moment,” scheduled for release in June. Dance Loud they call the project and they do “emotional dance music,” which well describes the fusion of dance-floor-ready beats and emotive vocals.
Exit Kid is a London-based duo comprised of Years & Years’ Emre Turkmen and drummer Dylan Bell, who just released a very timely single with “Hell in a Handcart”. The song offers such comforting lines as “hey, the shit’s gonna fall apart”, wrapped in beautifully straightforward pop-rock, complete with Nirvana-Esque[…]
“The Eye” watches you constantly and we have to get used to in in the Internet age. Barcelona-based singer, songwriter and producer Elaine HD aka Spaces of Disappearance tells explores this modern fact of life in her unique sonic way with glittering, distorted synths and lush vocals.
British singer/songwriter Luke De-Sciscio released his stellar new album “Good Bye Folk Boy” two days ago, and we had the good fortune to have seen the amazing poet, guitarist, and singer live at an intimate show at Moscot’s Eyewear. Luke De-Sciscio came to New York to play a flurry of shows[…]