“High” – Girl In The Garden
For fans of Billie Eilish and Lana Del Rey, Girl in the Garden is a Boise, Idaho-based singer/songwriter who is currently studying music at the University of Miami. “High” is off her second EP, Time Will Tell
“Love For The City” – Kenwood Cooper
“Love For The City” (feat. KT Robertson) is from the 16-song disc, The Companion CD, to coincide with the release of the memoir Rock N Roll Will Only Break Your Heart by Kenward Cooper, available on Amazon.
“lonely+sadgirl” – zoe gabrielle
Hailing from Chicago via Omaha, Nebraska, Zoe Gabrielle is an innovative and new-age pop/indie combo. From her 2021 debut release of “Across the Room,” to her most recent release of “lonely+sadgirl,” Zoe demonstrates diversity in her storytelling, writing honest lyrics about heartbreak to falling in love, to anguish, to experiences she has had in her own life. She makes it a point to write straight from the heart.
“Save Me” – Lindsey
Nashville-based Christian songstress, Lindsay grew up battling depression, and felt the need to put on a super-cheery front to hide it.. until she turned to writing music as a therapeutic outlet.
“I knew I couldn’t overcome these demons by myself, but it took a lot for me to ask for help. Writing that song that day was the turning point when I walked into the light,” Lindsey says.
“Stranger At The Door” – Blue Canopy
Have you ever heard a Dream Pop song where it connects a dog’s experience to what humans felt during the COVID 19 lockdown? Hit “play” on Blue Canopy’s “Stranger At The Door” and you can claim you have!
“Stranger At The Door is a song from my dog Banjo’s perspective. He’s been super anxious and paranoid since we moved to a new house. He’s especially worried that there is someone or something dangerous at the front door. Some of it, and the inspiration is from his perspective. I relate it later in the song to my own social anxieties that have escalated since COVID. I often don’t feel comfortable in my own skin, or without a mask, or around people in general.” – Alex Schiff (aka Blue Canopy)
“One Trick Pony” – B. Miles
When I close my eyes and listen to “One Trick Pony” by B. Miles, the overall vibe is ideal for slow dancing in the kitchen with your partner during a warm summer night in the ’80s. Recommend this song for fans of artists such as Feist, The 1975, Lana Del Rey and The Cardigans.
Her first song in two years opens up about fleeting admiration in our transient culture, and the very real toll that takes on artists’ mental wellbeing. Praised sonically as the “magnetic child of Romy Madley Croft and Lorde” (PAPER), B.Miles’ “One Trick Pony” acts as an initial step in liberation from chasing any past version of herself, in the process working to define what satisfaction looks like on her own terms.
“Look Inside Me” – Boy Indigo
Northern California, United States
If you are a fan of the laid-back vibes of chill, early ’90s Lenny Kravitz tunes, songs by LP or Maxwell, “Look Inside Me” by Boy Indigo is recommended for you! Between the dulcet vocals and the psychedelic dream pop composition, I feel this song will be on many people’s Valentine’s Day playlists!
“Love Me Back” – Lorelei Marcell
Los Angeles, CA
Despite the music video having a Christmas theme, the chorus of “Love Me Back” by indie pop songstress, Lorelei Marcell determines the song can apply at any time of the year! The song describes the energy she gave to a past love that wasn’t reciprocated, and that maybe next year someone will reciprocate feelings of love.
“Home” – Kris James
Whether you travel for long periods of time for work, or you’re out there in a different country to serve your country, “Home” by UK-based artist, Kris James is a relatable song about the strong desire to go home to the ones you love! It is a reminder to take time to appreciate your loved ones and never overlook their presence.
“Worth It” – Mike Baretz
“For me, “Worth It” encapsulates a see-saw of self doubt paired with an almost-delusional belief in and love for someone. It zooms in on insecurities and flaws, but packaged in a ‘happy’ tone. When the chorus kicks in, the blind eye is turned from the internal doubts and insecurities and focuses on that person that makes you forget about everything having to do with the real world, those insecurities included. I wrote it during a time in my life that was focused on the downfalls and negatives of a breakup; I felt like I needed to write a happy song that still tied into the themes of everything else that I was writing about.” – Mike Baretz on “Worth It”
“Meet You In Hell” – Jade LeMac
A song about karma, anger and revenge upon escaping a toxic relationship, “Meet You In Hell” by Canadian songstress, Jade LeMac is the ultimate breakup song after being hurt by someone you loved so deeply. This song is written from the perspective of one who was traumatised by the deceit and betrayal as they seek revenge.