FoldsAgitated energy swirls through bitter self-help mantras and spikey guitar riffs.
You’re The StarA shattered slow burn revealing fear and fortitude.
MargaretAtmospheric guitars and vocals build into a bittersweet harmonic meditation.
I Can’t LieWarm, vulnerable vocals bleed emotion with rich lyricism and storytelling.
Sons of Leaves
Mother.Quiet, yet packed with energy to break the stationary inertia.
She Knows She’s TroubleA growling guitar and catchy licks bring this alt-rock song of lust and love to life.
Don’t HesitateTender verses and driving choruses switch between introspection and action.
Wide AwakeThe sparse harmonic space of bass and drums teeters unbalanced until pierced by a siren voice crying for love in a shattered world.
LightA deep and rich tour through a beautiful and painful personal moment.
Son of My FatherWarm bossa nova flow and thoughtful lyrics breathe unconditional love.
Intergalactic LoveGet lost in a bright and upbeat love story of universal proportions.
No One Left To KnowLost and found friendships build into comforting chaos.
Wanna BeLike a light piercing the darkness, uplifting melodies and atmospheric synths support encouraging lyrics.
Alec Mora x French W
sidelineA lonely lo-fi harmonic loop provides a melancholic base for brass, indie melodies, and chill hip-hop lyrics.
Chasing CirclesFind your way back home with feel good pop rock vibes.
London GuardClear vocals and swelling orchestration stave off an emotional shattering.
SecretOne 12-string guitar wearing its heart on its sleeve.
HeavyweightJazzy swing meets bouncing vocals for an upbeat song with serious lyrics.
Davy x Lorelei
Push Me FurtherPoetic lyrics float on a chill sonic texture rich with ear candy.
Cold Street ShadeA bluesy ramble through a city nightscape driven by booming bass.
DisasterLove and loss play out in rapid-fire lyrics and anthemic guitars.
BellsHis bending, gliding guitar chords open to the sonic equivalent of a rippling TV screen sending viewers back in time.
Pits Planet Earth
Fanny PackThey are high energy, uplifting, and gifted lyricists.
Maybe Next TimeCinematic soundscapes traverse the winding veins of inner contemplation.
Blood in the WaterRetro beats and rock guitars offer an eerie premonition of 2020.
Someone That Knows“Someone That Knows” gently floats with diffuse synths and quiet vocals.
Hunter S. ThompsonA jazzy rock tribute to one of journalism’s greatest filled with licks layered with meaning.
Weight of the WorldThe band’s softer side touching on a hard subject.
When You GoA bold new sound with fiery spirit meets desperate pleading.
Visions (Live)A crushing, emotional exploration with bittersweet vocals and atmospheric harmonies.
These MomentsMellow morning atmosphere wraps around a groovy bassline.
LimelightChillwave vibes settle over the artifice of a Vegas night.
Northward BoundTogether with The Gambling Ambers, Brendan Lewes blends folk, rock, and blues with raw indie power.
Archetype XFrom a tranquil opening to a cacophonous conclusion, layers of genre-bending sonic explorations probe the cathartic pain of introspection.
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