By Ryan Groom Jazz and Neo-Soul artist Liv.e just dropped a new gem on her Soundcloud page. With production hailing from the likes of Swarvy, this new track is coated with dust and character. Take D’Angelo and Jill Scott, and also that old piano from your grandma’s basement, and you’ll get an idea of the […]
By Claire Winegarner James Blake’s new single takes a welcome departure from his previous works. “If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead” is dark and disorienting, with jumpy, pitched vocals and a rich baseline. This track is challenging – even jarring at first – but the complex production will capture the listener and become a […]
By Noah McCarty A rework of a song from the previous release of Twin Fantasy, Car Seat Headrest frontman Will Toledo rebuilds the song from the ground up to provide a track that is far superior to its predecessor. Psychedelic, tense, and containing a rousing late-song chorus, High to Death is yet more proof that […]
By Mary Diekmeier Beach House has done it again with this plush, mesmerizing single. They’ve successfully mastered the art of dream pop, and their new track takes the listener to a different place immediately. With steady synth notes underlying a dizzy atmosphere, this song chills you out while captivating your attention at the same time. Add […]
By Jordan Look The New Jersey native, Topaz Jones, dropped a two-song project “Toothache/Zoom.” The former of the two songs, “Toothache,” really brings the funk. And I mean really brings it. He manages to deliver it while smoothly blending some of his own soul, resulting in this funky serenade to the girl who’s so sweet, […]
By Jarrod Russo Kendrick, Jay Rock and Future come through on this bumpin’ jam to bring you a hard, jumpin’ hype that will make any party better. All I want in the world is to see TDE’s artists reactions to Future’s “interesting” verse. End of the day, if you want to hear a banger, tune […]
By Noel Spiva Musician and producer Eyedress (Idris Vicuña) and wife, Jasmine, recently released the album, “I USED TO LIVE IN THE ZOMBIES’ HOUSE.” Jasmine’s debut 10-track album features lofi-love beats and smooth, soft vocals. Watch their stunning short film highlighting her song “LET LOVE FILL THE SPACE” below to see their beautiful family in […]
By Kaila Echevarría 19-year-old R&B songstress and Chicago native, Ravyn Lenae, is back with all the feels on her new Crush EP just in time for Valentine’s Day. One song that stands out is The Night Song. The Steve Lacy-produced beat swirled with Lenae’s lush vocals that exude confidence create the sexiest sounding song on the […]
By Evie Stone The soulful ballad, produced by Kendrick Lamar, is a powerful song that contains a powerful message. The song is beautifully busy, incorporating the emotional vocals of Jorja Smith, a very raw electric guitar, Kendrick’s backing vocals, and a backbeat that feels like it shakes you to the core. This is a horribly […]
By Elorm Nutakor Last Friday, 2 Chainz released “The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It” and Ravyn Lenae released “Crush,” her collaboration with Steve Lacy. Both are EPs with less than six tracks that run less than twenty minutes, and both are refreshing contrasts to Migos’ 24-track “Culture 2” that dropped two weeks prior. I […]
By Bana Daghlas MorMor, a Toronto-based singer and producer, has released his new track, “Heaven’s Only Wishful.” Accompanying a beautiful self-directed video is a chilled, melancholic song about the city of Toronto that transitions into an ode to synth pop. From an interview with Pigeons & Planes, he describes the song as his way to express […]
By Owen Brock Once again, Frank Ocean has released a gorgeous single for us all to sit in the dark and experience. The 30-year-old R&B singer released the new single, a cover originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in her 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, to his tumblr last night (Feb. 14th). Beneath the video lies the […]
By Stella Peters While Dr. Dog has always possessed the ability to create groovy, low-fi rock music, their songs are typically more upbeat and optimistic in the face of struggles. Their newest single, “Listening In,” takes a different approach with minor-key melodies draped over a steady drum beat and gritty guitar chords. Scott McMicken sings of […]
By Kaila Echevarría Columbian R&B singer-songwriter Kali Uchis is better than ever on her first single of 2018 “After The Storm”. With the help of funk legend Bootsy Collins and rapper Tyler, The Creator, Kali takes an optimistic look on struggle and pain with lyrics like, “The sun’ll come out. Nothing good ever comes easy, […]
By Lena Howard Get this song ready for your “Summer Night Drives” playlist. While OPAL isn’t super popular among a large population (yet), she sure is one to look out for. Although “Coco Miyaki” dropped in early December of 2017, it will definitely be one of your top summer songs. OPAL is giving you that West […]
By Evie Stone MGMT’s new track fits well into the macabre theme for the rest of the album (which will be released February 9th): somewhat discordant, yet entrancingly melodic, and a hit nonetheless. There are hints of influence from their past projects, especially noticeable in the vocals, exemplified through some lyrics sounding intentionally strained (as […]
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By Mollie Harrison Ever since the popularity of their Single “New Biome,” released in 2016, Sure Sure’s first full-length album has been eagerly awaited. Released earlier this year, the album exhibits the band’s wide range of styles, from the pop-funk “Hands Up Head Down” to the smoother indie rock of “Solstice Song”. The clear, ambient […]
By Jarrod Russo Vundabar released their single “Diver” in December. This is a slower alternative tune that encapsulates a mildly depressing sound through the use of Brandon Hagon’s silky smooth vocals accompanied by a clean guitar riff and light snare-symbol drum progression. If you dig alternative, you’ve got to check out Vundabar. I promise you […]
By Ben Luty In case you forgot about what it was like to be an angsty teen, Jeff Rosenstock is out here reminding us that the punk dream is alive and well. “All This Useless Energy”, the fourth track off Rosenstock’s new album POST-, hits you with a wall of sound and makes you also […]
By Theo Bloom 3 years after “The Love Panic,” an album not unlike Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” due to its subject matter dealing with the tumultuous relationship between bandmates/lovers Jake Rabinbach and Shannon Esperand, The Echo-Friendly has returned with a single called “Power Through” that describes the status of their relationship. No longer center stage is […]
By Jarrod Russo If you are a fan of TDE, which anyone who likes hip hop will tend to be, then you should check out their newest recruit, SiR, in his new single Something Foreign. SiR laces this slow beat with a melodic piano riff while talking about “pulling up in something foreign” in order […]
By Riley Evans Biig Piig is an up and coming R&B rapper based out of London that is sure to be on the radar these next few months. Her newest single Vice City is a good introduction to her slower side, showing off her vocals at the forefront with not much else besides a minimal […]
By Elorm Nutakor As 2017 winds down, I am inclined to reminisce about the past year. And this past year I’ve been filled with nostalgia for the 2000s decade. So I present this article as the first in a series of snapshots into the souls of people who grew up in the previous decade. It’s […]
By Stella Peters On their song “Blue Trash Mattress Fire”, which is as scattered and intentionally incohesive as the title suggests, the undefinable duo Sleigh Bells pushes the boundary between electronically influenced pop and hair-raising noise-rock. These two completely different styles unite to create an energetic but emotional symphony of sound unlike anything you’ve heard […]
By Kaila Echevarría “Caramelo Dulo” is Miguel’s first predominantly Spanish song off his new album War & Leisure. With the help of Columbian singer, Kali Uchis, and fuzzy guitar tones, this track is one of the most upbeat songs from the new album.
By Alex Hyslop Wavehouse is a new artist from Chicago, IL who experiments with a variety of beats and hypnotic sounds in his new album Swirl World that resonates with Frank Ocean’s Blonde, and Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy. “Purple Pyramid” confronts isolated feelings that many identities struggle with accepting. Wavehouse carefully chooses the lyrics in […]
By Elena Cruz With the words “miss me” on repeat in Leikeli47’s heavily mixed, female voice, this song quickly captures people’s attentions. It features fast-paced rap and a solid beat, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to her work since discovering it. Leikilei47’s “Miss Me” off of “Wash & Set” made me realize […]
By Will Udo Well, well, well. Here we are again, reading into the artistry and narrative work of fairly new musical composition. Being on the forefront of cutting-edge culture comes with a deep responsibility. The responsibility of always having the courage to try novel things regardless of negative or inadequate outcomes. So here we are, […]
By Owen Brock Lo-fi master and Portland based beatmaker Rook1e released this single twelve days ago, containing laid-back sampled dialogue before entering into a melody of piano and mixed beats. “Cozy Autumn” will put listeners into a relaxed state no matter where they happen to be.
By Evie Stone Remy Ma’s new track has cutting lyrics and a contagious beat that makes it stick in your mind. Lil’ Kim’s role on the song isn’t as aggressive, however she really contributes to the catchiness of this track. 8/10, Evanescence’s version was better.
By Sydney Walton Kehlani’s new song “Touch” is packed with tension through the deep but subtle beat, overlaid with her passionate lyrics. This tension is released when the chorus hits and she exclaims, “I love it when we touch.” She feels a deep connection with this person as she says, “I feel you in my […]
By Sydney Walton In this new song “The Plan” by G-Eazy, Young Gerald gives listeners a taste of what life has been like since reaching a new level of stardom. He emphasizes the fact that his fame did not come overnight and briefly reminds us that he’s been working at this day in and day […]
By Stella Peters Caleon Fox continues to prove himself as a rising artist in the world of hip-hop with a sense of individuality that reflects itself in his unique sound. His new track, “Semi Cinematic,” contains a healthy dose of high-energy rhymes that show he has what it takes to make it in this industry. Thanks […]
By Jordan Look “Ghostface Killers” is a great start to 21 Savage, Metro Boomin and Offest’s collaboration album, “Without Warning.” The sinister church bell tolls and accompanying beat foreshadow the fact that these dudes are really coming for everyone’s lives. The track salutes Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah, and the artists did him justice. Personally, […]
By Mollie Harrison Off the indie-pop band from Brooklyn’s eagerly awaited first album, “Blue” gives us just a glimpse into the themes of love and nostalgia woven throughout “All Flowers in Time” amid hints of bitterness and betrayal. The steady guitar hook pushes the song forward while Maralisa Simmons-Cooks’ dreamy melody floats above, seemingly looking […]
By Sydney Walton If “Sky Walker” didn’t give fans a hint that Miguel has been working on his 4th studio album, maybe his new song “Told You So” will. On this track, Miguel gives off major carefree, funky vibes as he displays both his versatility and vocal range. The lyrics allow Miguel to express his […]
By Steven Colaianni Georgia MC and G.O.O.D. Music affiliate CyHi The Prynce connects with Kanye West for “Dat Side,” the first single off CyHi’s upcoming “No Dope on Sundays” release. Featuring an upbeat, bouncy instrumental served up by Edsclusive, Cyhi and West take turns dismissing their haters before Yeezy ups the ante. “Moved into a neighborhood […]
By Elorm Nutakor I’m done hedging with my musical opinions, or at least I’d like to be. And that can mean a lot of things, but I’m more specifically talking about those moments when you feel a need to be critical about music, so you qualify a positive comment with an ambiguous statement that takes […]
By Owen Brock Wun Two’s new album Seasons will send you into a relaxing Fall slumber. Grab a cup of coffee, a blanket, your favorite oversized sweatshirt and listen to “autumn” for a chill time.
By Elena Cruz This is the kind of music I WANT to play in the elevator. Engelwood’s track “a new feeling” featuring Flamingosis gives a personality to wordless music.
By Riley Evans Young Fathers are back, after an almost three-year hiatus from their last album, with a hymnal-esque single alongside an announcement that a new album has just finished completion.
By Riley Evans Ameer Vann shows off some of his solo talent on this track, separating himself from his other work as a lead vocalist for the up and coming group ‘BROCKHAMPTON’ . In the lyrics he talks of the various addictions in day to day life and how none of them give him the […]
By Owen Brock Princess Nokia’s lyrics slash and cut through a gorgeous beat in this track similar to that of a Kitana, a character from the video game, Mortal Kombat. With repetitive patterns of charged rhythm, this track will hype anyone up. Nokia also recently displayed a badass act against racism on a subway in […]
By Owen Brock The Canadian R&B duo Majid Jordan drop gorgeous electric rhythms in their new single “Body Talk.” With fun waves fused with charged beats, “Body Talk” prompts all listeners to lose themselves through dance.