boyband, “realtree”

boyband, “realtree”

Grammy-nominated producer boyband releases newest single “realtree”. This track follows the previously released track “death note” featuring Billy Martin of Good Charlotte. Both of the new tracks are a part of his genre-bending catalog of music.

“realtree” captures that moment you realize someone’s true colors, accepting that, and finding yourself at a place where you need to remove them from your life. When talking about the track boyband says, “The verse is me attempting to move on in a more positive manner, having fun and flexing a bit rather than sulking over this girl.” boyband recognizes there are two sides to a breakup, moving on and hurting. With the lyric “all this realtree on can’t hide my feelings” is him saying that even when coping with the breakup he is still hurting from it.

boyband blurs the lines between genres, combining pumped-up beats with adrenaline-charged riffs and a precise ear, making him a sought out producer and a stand out artist.

Noted for his work on Grammy-nominated artist Lil Nas X 7’s track “Kick It” and his association with hot producers and other artists like Young Thug, boyband has established himself as an outstanding producer in Los Angeles.

dylan, “good enough”

dylan, “good enough”

Rising newcomer Dylan, introduces herself with debut single “Good Enough,” an edgy piece of pop music. The song focuses around the idea of people, or exes making you feel less than, and realizing they are wrong and you are going to prove that. It’s emotional and even with a high-energy undertone it is still one that will get you screaming the lyrics.

The music video is simple. It showcases Dylan performing backlight by a line of lights, when the chorus hits the lights start to flash. The flashing helps to highlight the uptick of the instrumentation in the chorus compared to the rest of the song. Each time before the chorus hits there is a small pause preceding.

The video showcases Dylan as a performer, a possible glimpse of how she will look onstage. She plays with the emotional weight of the song and expresses that through face and gestures towards the camera.

“Good Enough” gives an introduction to Dylan, her music style, and her song-writing style. The track makes you want to hear more from her and see where she can go with her music.

dylan emmet, “dumb”

dylan emmet, “dumb”

Indie-pop singer-songwriter and producer Dylan Emmet released new single “Dumb”. Emmet says inspiration for the track came from his girlfriend, “She was joking about how ‘get away with murder’ when I do annoying things because for some reason, they don’t bother her the same way it does when other people do them. It got me thinking about what real love is.”

The track combines electronic indie and alternative pop with punk guitars and a synth production. Emment’s smooth vocals set over this mix drives home the emotion. While instrumentally “Dumb” feels like any old summer dancey-type song, but lyrically it’s a playful love song.

“Dumb” captures that feeling of letting love take control, even if it makes you do crazy and dumb things for that person. The track enforces the idea of loving another and letting their flaws be one of the reasons for that love.

lorelei rose taylor, “versailles”

lorelei rose taylor, “versailles”

In preparation for her debut EP release next month, singer-songwriter Lorelei Rose Taylor releases the title track “Versailles”. Taylor shares that the track “embodies a sort of cosmic dance between two people very much in love, but very toxic for each other – and everyone around them.”

“Versailles” feels light instrumentally, but lyrically you can sense a tug of war between love and toxicity. The lyrics that introduce the chorus “dance between the lines / dance around your lies”, shows that the main subject is aware of the problem occurring between the two people.

The song starts off with a serendipity feel but becomes more tragic as it progresses. With the use of building up the instrumentation and adding sirens as the song fades out, that progression is driven home.

Taylor’s style lives in the space between alternative, baroque rock, and dream-pop. With her soft, sweet, and raw vocals, coupled with her lyrical storytelling, Taylor is able to create vivid words of love, lust, and loss.

between kings, “too young to give a fuck”

between kings, “too young to give a fuck”

Rising alternative pop rock group Between Kings have released their newest EP Antidote.

The title track “Antidote” is a non-judgmental observation on mental health. Currently the track is making constant play across alternative rock radio stations, it is also setting up the overall tone of the EP. With the current state of our altered lives, “Antidote” observes the way we deal with pressure of society.

The EP also features tracks “Bad for Me”, “Show Me What It’s Like to Love” and “Too Young to Give a Fuck”. The latter released with a video using fan participation as a way to bring their fanbase together to celebrate new music even during these unsettling times.

Between Kings combines the nostalgic feeling of when music could save your life and the hopeful look into music’s future. This combination makes their music feel both familiar and new at the same time.

Antidote, introduces listeners to the new musical era of Between Kings, garnering anticipation for upcoming full-length Young Love.