OK Sweetheart – the absolutely gorgeous musical project by multitalented musician Erin Austin – has seen its fair share of studios, stages, and massive work ethic. Having lived in New York and Oklahoma, and bringing work on the project toSeattle, New York, Denton, San Francisco, Tulsa, Clinton, Oriskany, has allowed it to grow and flourish, its influences expanding along the way. Now, the latest single from OK Sweetheart – a soft, inspiring track called “Far Away” – is ready for the world, and we’ve got it right here.
“Far Away” begs the question: What would you do if you got the chance to start over? in not so many words. As Austin’s delicate, transformative vocals almost float over the instrumentals, she sings of leaving what she knows. At some point, we all feel that way. And this season – the season of spring, which breeds new graduates, warmer weather, travel time – is the perfect time to debut such a relevant and blissful track.
Keep up with OK Sweetheart here.
Directly following the announcement of his upcoming debut album, East London-based artist Vicktor Taiwò has blessed the world with new track “Blue Mountain Ridge”. With roots in 90s R&B and a beautiful, robust, layered sound to the instrumentation and production, Taiwò’s vocals enhance the track infinitely with their raspy allure and emotional honesty. The track’s mix of soul and intriguing tempo changes make for an interesting and pleasing listening experience. Check out “Blue Mountain Ridge” below!
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With production value that rivals well established artists and vocals smooth like agave nectar (“honey” was overused), New York-based electro pop duo REFS have a new track that will set the tone for an amazingly relaxing week. “Roots” combines our love of catchy and unique percussion and a warm bed of incredibly styled lyricism to make us believe in artistry again, if we’re being completely honest.
If you haven’t quite peeped the track, now is the time. We anticipate an insanely fruitful career for these two is just on the horizon.
Keep up with Refs here.
Le Days – the folk music project by Sweden’s Daniel Hedin – releases the next installment of creation with the premiere of his new music video for “Inside Me”. The video – shot highlighting jewel tones in a beautiful and seductive light – follows a girl’s life of internal conflict, as she clearly despises her mother’s behavior. Emotional abuse is obvious, physical abuse is clearly displayed. It’s alarming, but insanely gratifying to see artists addressing very real and very difficult problems.
Says the artist: “When you dream and silence finds you, everything you ever felt hits you like a flood. Images, voices flashes through your head like an unstoppable force of nature. You are everything that’s been and it is what makes you breathe and all that keeps you breathing is to keep dreaming.”
See the only video that could do this song any justice below.
Keep up with Le Days here.