“I Don’t Care” – Eddie van der Meer x Jabron
Have you ever surrendered to falling in love without caring about what others say or think? No matter if people try to tear you apart, you don’t mind other people’s opinions because your love is real? A rarity these days, but it’s a beautiful thing. Netherlands-based artists Eddie van der Meer and Jabron have released an energetic R&B anthem for those experiencing this (and those who want to know what that feels like)!
“I Don’t Care” has been added to my “Chill Tunes” and “Wanderlust” playlists on Spotify!
“Cold” – The Wheel Workers
Since the early 2000s, The Wheel Workers’ catchy sound and intelligent lyrics have earned them widespread recognition in Houston’s active indie rock scene. You may have seen The Wheel Workers at SXSW in Austin; sharing the stage with The Flaming Lips at Free Press Summerfest in Houston, and opening for national
touring acts such as Miniature Tigers, Guerilla Toss and Trail of Dead.
Singles from the new album, Harbor (recorded with producer Dan Workman and released by Sinkhole Texas Records) have thrived on college radio and the album has already charted at #16 on the commercial alternative specialty charts due to the success of early singles like “S.O.S.” and “Suck It Up.” Working with local Houston artist T. Lavois Thiebaud, each medium of the album (digital, CD, vinyl) will have its own unique artwork!
“Cold” has been added to my “Chill Tunes” and “Wanderlust” playlists on Spotify!
“Feed This Fire” – Anin Rose
London-based recording artist Anin Rose was inspired by a close friend’s messy relationship, “Feed This Fire” explores that fine line between passion and signs of a toxic battle between lovers, seeming to insinuate their need to argue in order to connect. Coming from a harmonious situation herself, Anin could not ignore her friend’s turmoil. Her vicarious interest in this chaotic situation is what motivated her to tell the tale in song.
The dynamics of such a passionate relationship were an emotional roller coaster, delivering beautiful poetry and praise at its high points and regrettable arguments and fights at its lows.
“Oh it wouldn’t be the same, If we didn’t feed the flames…So will this ever change” ~ Feed This Fire
“Feed This Fire” has been added to my “Chill Tunes” and “Wanderlust” playlists on Spotify!
“Merry Go Round” – RIDI
Hailing from Switzerland, pop artist RIDI nods to her Indian heritage in a larger-than-life visual for her newest single “Merry Go Round”. Met with fresh and buoyant pop production, the single blends mainstream melodies with vulnerable lyrics, tapping into her emotional evolution from a young age.
“Little girl, little girl you’re looking so down, Did someone take your crown? Was the pain enough to make you want to drown?” ~ Merry Go Round
“Merry Go Round” has been added to my “Summer Vibes” and “Wanderlust” playlists on Spotify!
2AM – Richard Tyler Epperson
Salt Lake City, UT
“2AM” addresses the heart break associated
with a once good relationship that has turned unsalvageable. SLC-based Richard Tyler Epperson pulls you into the emotional sleepless evening full of reminiscing and rumination, in the form of a dreamy, chill, catchy and harmonic song!
“2 AM” has been added to my “Chill Tunes” and “Wanderlust” playlists on Spotify!
“Breeze Of Love” – Alessiah
“Breeze of Love” is Alessiah’s second release from her debut EP. Composed by Alessiah and award-winning Norwegian producer, Anders Nilsen during a session in Oslo, the song proves to be one of Alessiah’s career highlights. A summery, easy-going song for the lighthearted.
“Breeze Of Love” has been added to my “Summer Vibes” and “Wanderlust” playlists on Spotify!
“b?” – HOAX
The entirety of HOAX’s 17-track album is best characterized by its title track, “b?”, which happens to also be the epicentre. The whole idea of transitioning from a DO-er to a BE-er is embodied by the themes focused around the idea of BEING. The narrative told isn’t meant to be esoteric or grand; instead, it is just a simple truth boiled down to a quiet realization:
“Honestly, this life moves like a daydream, caught between how the way it goes ain’t always the way it seems. So lovely, cut right through all the ugly feelings faced, cause the way they are ain’t always the way we should be.” – HOAX
“b?” has been added to my “Summer Vibes” and “Wanderlust” playlists on Spotify!
“You Don’t Want My Heart” – Valère Géron
The song’s defining sound and overall composition were inspired by Amy Winehouse’s 2006 album “Back To Black” while also pulling from bands like The Gorillaz, The Police, and The Specials. These varied influences give “You Don’t Want My Heart” depth, delivering a song full of retro-soul grit that will guarantee to get you off your seat.
“You Don’t Want My Heart” has been added to my “Summer Vibes” and “Wanderlust” playlists on Spotify!
“Down Down” – Garonzos x Lauren St James x BOOTY LEAK (feat. Aditi & Dynin)
Complete with dynamic beats and hopeful, inspiring lyrics, this catchy, track that is sure to get you dancing! Jumping from the feeling of existential dread, to wanting to push to be a better, fearless version of oneself, this is a great song to turn up when you you need a little encouragement!
“Down Down” has been added to my “Summer Vibes” and “Wanderlust” playlists on Spotify!
“Every Kiss is Hell (Baby I’m Not Okay)” – Dance Yourself Clean
x Gregory Dillon
Dance Yourself Clean started in Seattle (2013) as an indie dance party that grew into the first touring dance party in North America. After moving to Los Angeles to expand the party and create their own record label (Lights & Music Collective) and producing for other artists for years, “DYC” decided to turn their party into a music project. Releasing original music and remixes using the party’s moniker “Dance Yourself Clean”.
“Every Kiss Is Hell (Baby I’m Not Okay)” has been added to my “Summer Vibes” and “Wanderlust” playlists on Spotify!