By Trent McRae Steve Lacy, best known as being a member of the band The Internet, is back with another musical journey with the single “4real”. Departing from the smooth R&B/funk sound of his debut EP, “Steve Lacy’s Demo”, “4real” instead takes a more psychedelic route, trading in the rhythmic strums and soulful melodies for […]
By Lauren Brown The lead single for HBO’s hit television show “Insecure” captivates what really goes through the mind of an insecure man and how that affects a woman. Sullivan’s range and melodic voice brings so much soul to the song. Tiller incorporates his hip-hop tone to the R&B track allowing for us to understand […]
By Dean Cowles Shamir, an artist whose work often defies simple genre labels, is back with an ode to our generation – 90’s kids! Beneath the pop-culture pastiche is a fairly simple but interesting message about the anxiety of youth. Shamir’s voice floats above computer sounds and an echoey melody as his mouth is superimposed […]
By Claire Winegarner Cut Copy’s latest single will make you wanna dance! The third single from their upcoming album “Haiku From Zero,” “Black Rainbows” is upbeat, exciting and alive. This is the perfect song to use to celebrate the last days of summer.
By Noah McCarty Making its rerecorded debut on “Twin Peaks: the Return,” this Chromatics track embodies the band’s trademark sweet-but-somber synth-pop style. Topped with longing, atmospheric vocals, “Shadow” is a shining example of why, 16 years after the band’s start, Chromatics is still worthy of our attention.
By Ashwini Mantrala This track is one of the more unique voices from the underground teams with one of the biggest new stars in music for a Nickelodeon sans the trap ballad. Uzi handles hook duty here effortlessly, while Maxo Kream continues to prove why he’s such a versatile threat, running the beat ragged with […]
KCOU General Manager Pierce Porterfield and DJ Alaina Curran met with A.CHAL Aug. 26, delving into the R&B artist’s songwriting technique, his new album “ON GAZ” and his plans for future music. “If I wasn’t an artist, I would probably only have one picture of myself,” A.CHAL said about his social media presence. View the […]
By Will Udo 34-year-old singer and artist Kelela Mizanekristos previews a new track for her anticipated album. If TLC, Destiny’s Child and a hint of Solange made a music baby… Kelela would surely be the outcome. Jam City’s elusive soundtrack is featured on the record as well. Enjoy!
By Ryan Groom B. Cool-Aid, the sun-dried LA duo consisting of beat maker Ahwlee and rapper Pink Siifu, recently dropped a new EP called “BRWN.” Strapped with sounds that range from D’Angelo to Outkast, this hazy release stands out among the sea of main-stream hip-hop. One track in particular, called “holditin|out,” displays Siifus’ incredible ability […]
By Ethan Brown For the first time in U.S. history, hip-hop is the most popular genre in the country. But that’s already in jeopardy as artists like XXXTentacion stake their claim while leaving bruises on women in “black and blue, purple, every color under the rainbow.” This haunting description is one of many included in […]