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Drew Elliot

Conversations

What happens when a singer-songwriter makes a psychedelic vibe their own?




M. Byrd

Morning Sun

An atmospheric meditation on the rising sun.




Grimson

Will He Ride (My Bike)

After reuniting with his estranged father, the brutally honest lyrics betray the fear and uncertainty of what happens next.




Indoor Creature

Get Away

An energetic, bright facade hiding a deep and complex message.




Al Morris

Feel Alright

A funky little way to dance out of despair and into a brighter day.




Pretty In Between

Clear

A funky fusion of jazzy beats and indie sensibilities exploring the unity of opposites.




Dani Camacho

Closer Than It Seems

An acoustic mantra to stay hopeful and keep pressing on.




Apricus

Hold A Space

Tender and plaintive with an explosive moment conveying the process of accepting loss outside our control.




Geeva Flava

LAGOON

When music is more than music, it’s art.




Dale Jr.

I Can Hardly See

With silent moments and an tone-shifting breakdown, dive into surprising moments of love’s fickle nature.




Brian Elliot

Strange

Sci-fi, Spaghetti Westerns, and more float above sturdy drums and around vulnerable vocals.




Paola Bennet

In This Body

An honest and scared story that ends with caustic guitars, rapid drums, and angry lyrics.




Wings of Desire

Chance of a Lifetime

A musical statement of intent that the moment you’re yearning for can be made real.




Sage.

Beautiful Boy

A bouncing, uplifting jazzy reminder to be kind to yourself.




Stoic

Fear No Fight

A scary, empowering take on PTSD with a clarion drum marching through the madness.




N.O.A.H.

Darkest Hour

A high-energy pop rock punch that pumps up any dark hour.




Anastasia Lynne

Bothered

Complexity from simplicity, rich harmonies and triadic vocal runs cascade into an atmosphere of desire.




Chris Buxton

Birkin

A fun take on being fake. Aggressive drums leading to open sequences paint a high energy picture of a wannabe socialite.




Maisyn

Cool Girl

Vulnerable and empowering lyrics dance together inside a harmony filled with hope.




Evinair

Idle Hands

Bell-like notes ring out, blurring the world of a remembered drunken text.



Maida Rose

Harmony of Heartache

A melancholic reflection on depression with a positive message.




Pushpin

Folds

Agitated energy swirls through bitter self-help mantras and spikey guitar riffs.




Sofi Gev

You’re The Star

A shattered slow burn revealing fear and fortitude.



Arbor Green

Margaret

Atmospheric guitars and vocals build into a bittersweet harmonic meditation.



Rex

I Can’t Lie

Warm, vulnerable vocals bleed emotion with rich lyricism and storytelling.



Sons of Leaves

Mother.

Quiet, yet packed with energy to break the stationary inertia.



Radio Fluke

She Knows She’s Trouble

A growling guitar and catchy licks bring this alt-rock song of lust and love to life.



Stef Pesic

Don’t Hesitate

Tender verses and driving choruses switch between introspection and action.



Samantha Stone

Wide Awake

The sparse harmonic space of bass and drums teeters unbalanced until pierced by a siren voice crying for love in a shattered world.




Sam Island

Light

A deep and rich tour through a beautiful and painful personal moment.



John Roseboro

Son of My Father

Warm bossa nova flow and thoughtful lyrics breathe unconditional love.


MATEUS – “INTERGALACTIC LOVE”

MATEUS

Intergalactic Love

Get lost in a bright and upbeat love story of universal proportions.



MICHAEL HYLAND’S “NO ONE LEFT TO KNOW” IS AN ENERGETIC REFLECTION ON FRIENDSHIP

Michael Hyland

No One Left To Know

Lost and found friendships build into comforting chaos.

Double Wish

Fever Dream

A quasi-autobiographic musical statement of nostalgia and losing time.



Brendan Scott Friels

All In

Swirling ambiance and warm vocals lull you to adventure.



Oak & Ash

Keep the Light On

A plea, a prayer, and a rocking hope.



Scamps

Don’t You Know

Positive energy and good vibrations around living with love.



Illunis

101

A lazy, hazy look at bliss with groovy guitar and upbeat whistling.



Kingdom Jasmine

Rules of Verse

A folk heart and a pop sensibility blend African-inspired rhythms, an airy guitar, and Whitmanian lyrics.


The Sewing Club

Trying

A laid-back, yet energetic dive into the struggles of moving and becoming your own person.



Huntch

Love Is Chaos

From a simple opening to a sonic non-sequitur ending, let the chaos flow.



Levy

Melody

A dreamy, harmonically rich musical embrace that’s easy to listen to over and over.



Colour Tongues

Wasted

Fly through a sonic dreamscape rife with romantic nostalgia and reclaimed agency.



The New Twentys

You Got Me Good

A bright and bittersweet realization of love.



DAAY

First Light

A psychedelic and refreshingly optimistic statement of positivity and rejuvenation.



Arms Akimbo

Marble

Swirling vocals that rasp and lull embody the tension in young love.



Au Gres

At Home In The Dark

Hopeful, yet grounded, the supportive lyrics and thoughtful guitar lines offer space to process mental issues.



Izzy Heltai

Day Plan

Loneliness and heartache resonate with a pandemic-themed song about isolation.



Adrian Sieber

Over My Head

Bouncy chords and groovy basslines dance together.



Jared Harper

About You

Sharp and authentic longing for a distant love with added gravitas from 2020.



Chutney

Invisible

A chill, up-tempo song bristling with the difficulties of finding real love.



Slow Coda

Gap Year

Taking a year to figure things out set to nostalgic ’90s vibes with an ethereal falsetto.



Stray Fossa

How Come?

Interlocking guitars, brooding vocals, and a synth flute floating throughout explore the otherness in a relationship.



Alyssa Caroline

Not the One

A bright, honest take on realizing your lover doesn’t think you’re the one.



Kevin Lawson

Wanna Be

Like a light piercing the darkness, uplifting melodies and atmospheric synths support encouraging lyrics.



Alec Mora x French W

sideline

A lonely lo-fi harmonic loop provides a melancholic base for brass, indie melodies, and chill hip-hop lyrics.



Myles Bells

Chasing Circles

Find your way back home with feel good pop rock vibes.



Tara Hack

London Guard

Clear vocals and swelling orchestration stave off an emotional shattering.



Alex Robertson

Secret

One 12-string guitar wearing its heart on its sleeve.



Redd

Heavyweight

Jazzy swing meets bouncing vocals for an upbeat song with serious lyrics.



Davy x Lorelei

Push Me Further

Poetic lyrics float on a chill sonic texture rich with ear candy.



Cult Icon

Cold Street Shade

A bluesy ramble through a city nightscape driven by booming bass.



JKR

Disaster

Love and loss play out in rapid-fire lyrics and anthemic guitars.



Sean Covington

Bells

His bending, gliding guitar chords open to the sonic equivalent of a rippling TV screen sending viewers back in time.


THE PITS PLANET EARTH BRING ENERGETIC LOVE STORY TO LIFE WITH “FANNY PACK”

Pits Planet Earth

Fanny Pack

They are high energy, uplifting, and gifted lyricists.


FIRST DATES HONE THEIR SONIC STORYTELLING WITH NEW LP MAYBE NEXT TIME

First Dates

Maybe Next Time

Cinematic soundscapes traverse the winding veins of inner contemplation.

Love Axe

Give Me A Kiss

Two minutes of “what if the ’80s embraced consent and that love is love.”



Gal Musette

Chasing Heaven

From the melancholy opening to the surging gentle ending, graceful power floats in every chord.




Highline

Chasing Heaven

The high and the fall from the same alluring attraction.



Joe Kaplow

How Old Is My Soul

Like a faraway reverie with uptempo beats and nostalgic guitar licks.



Tom Mackell

Maybe Tonight

A bright and hopeful love song bursting with excited hesitation.



Sea Glass, Misty Boyce, Dripping Honey

Deep Cut

What makes you feel brand new? Let love and desire forge you anew with this bright and bouncy jam.



Charlotte Rose Benjamin

Deep Cut

A window into a love that can’t be understood from the outside.



KarmaTax

Paradise Is Mine

While the song’s about wasting your talent, KarmaTax definitely isn’t with this high-energy offering.



Real Face

Justice is Closure

A big, bold banger frenetically trawling the uncertainty of closure.



The Long War

Robot Heart

A fun twist on the frustration of repeating mistakes.



Innerspace

Badlands

Grounded and aggressive guitars, vocals, and righteous anger.



Caisy Falzone

Into You Into This

Like a ‘90s rom-com, fall blissfully in love with this happy, feel-good, high-energy song.



La Fonda

Midnight Muse

A dreamscape of longing and lost love filled with tight vocal harmonies and languid drums.



Butch Wifey

Soap

Like sifting through thoughts in a haze of emphatic guitar and vulnerable vocals.



Jack Frohlich

School Boy

Bright, nostalgic guitars and disillusionment take a rhythmic journey of discovery.



Art Thief and Aubrey Haddard

Behold a Queen

Funky bass bumbles along, bee-like, in a neo-soul art song.



Cal Rifkin

Break My Heart

A fun, sad, and quirky plea to get dumped, complete with a bonkers music video.



The Shop Window

Out of Reach

Jam out with bright guitars and energetic vocals as the world outside rumbles along.



Brother Starling

Stand With Me

Southern rock notes with some Yankee sentiment paints a patriotic plea for peace.



Elliot Ok

Snap! (The End)

A peculiar take on future nostalgia with an acoustic groove and slippery slide guitar.



Sean Boots

Soon I’ll Be Moving On

A story of disintegrating love told like a funky rock musical.



Sam Nichol

Gregory

“Is it her or the music I love?” every quiet, bristling note seems to ask.



Possible Oceans

Blood in the Water

Retro beats and rock guitars offer an eerie premonition of 2020.



Delv

Someone That Knows

“Someone That Knows” gently floats with diffuse synths and quiet vocals.



Dan Barracuda

Hunter S. Thompson

A jazzy rock tribute to one of journalism’s greatest filled with licks layered with meaning.



Pharmacy Keys

Weight of the World

The band’s softer side touching on a hard subject.



Okay Mann

When You Go

A bold new sound with fiery spirit meets desperate pleading.




Inu Inu

Visions (Live)

A crushing, emotional exploration with bittersweet vocals and atmospheric harmonies.




elbé

These Moments

Mellow morning atmosphere wraps around a groovy bassline.



Parlour Magic

Limelight

Chillwave vibes settle over the artifice of a Vegas night.




Brendan Lewes

Northward Bound

Together with The Gambling Ambers, Brendan Lewes blends folk, rock, and blues with raw indie power.


JORDAN PAUL – “ARCHETYPE X”

Jordan Paul

Archetype X

From a tranquil opening to a cacophonous conclusion, layers of genre-bending sonic explorations probe the cathartic pain of introspection.

Emerging Artists

Unxigned


Boosting the next generation of musicians by writing about their latest works can be fun. Couldn’t ask for a better assignment than blending my passion for music and my love of writing.

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Contributing Editor: Ben McCoy