Singer and instrumentalist Scott Quinn tugs at heartstrings in his latest single “Run”. The song is relatable to anyone that has had someone cut them out of their life, and talks about watching someone move on without them. “Run” is a song for healing when someone has left you. The song is heart-wrenching, but at the same time teaches the listener to let go of the old in order to let the new in. The track s a teaching moment that you can love someone unconditionally and still want the best for them, even if that plan doesn’t necessarily include you.
Swedish singer/songwriter Olle Hammar found himself through his stage name “Lionman”, which is more than just a name, it is a symbol of strength. It’s endearing, and the music that comes from this moniker is enviable. “Don’t You Dare” is a perfect example of how Hammar exemplifies his inner strength through music. The track is in a lane of its own through its soulful sound, and sends a powerful message that it is okay to be yourself in a society that is often judgmental. The video was shot in a school with moody, beautiful lighting and a variety of individuals to help support the message of the song itself. It’s an absolute piece of art, and we kind of can’t stop watching.
Australia-born, Toronto-based musician Hoodlem is on the rise, especially with her new single “Last Night”, which is a mixture of pop with an abundance of soul within its sound. The track is about love and what it is like to be in love, and Hoodlem’s breathy vocals make for smooth and vibe-inducing listening.
“Last Night” sounds like a daydream of moments you wish you could get back with the person that you once loved. The feeling is overwhelming and makes you feel as if you cannot get that person out of your head. Which is fitting, as the song is based off of replaying the events that happened last night.
Be on the lookout for Hoodlem’s EP Teenager, set to release this summer. Keep up with her here.
Tatiana DeMaria of London based rock band TAT is flying solo with the release of her new single “What It Is About You”. DeMaria rose to fame with TAT in 2003 in the UK, but takes time to set herself apart from the group in her new single. Her melodic voice is sweet like honey in parts, raspy and robust in others, making this release endearing as all hell. The power and emotion in her lyrics make the song relatable, and we’re all for this feeling. “What It Is About You” shows off DeMaria’s creativity as an artist.
Elke – the beautiful moniker for musician Kayla Graninger – has been quite buys preparing for the release of her brand new EP Bad Metaphors. Elke was raised in different cities around the United States, discovering art in different places, until she dropped out of boarding school and moved to New York.
The EP consists of three songs that are inspired by past relationships and the hurt from the breakups that come with that. Each song on the EP sounds different from the other, resplendent in nature. The EP’s lead single “Without The I” is about someone saying “love you” without the “I” in front of it. The song gives the listener enough confidence to walk away from the person they love that does not love them the same.
Each of the songs set Elke apart as an artist, with “Two Lives” being a rock song and “Black and Blue” giving the EP a dark ending. The entire album explores what it is like to start over and the loss of relationships.
Elke’s debut EP “Bad Metaphors” is available now. Keep up with her here.