tedy, “stuck”

tedy, “stuck”

Tedy may have a more evolved sound than most — he originates from Haiti, but has lived in many places and is now taking North America by storm — but his grit and intensity is so relatable, that there is no fixed genre and even more room for music fans of all types to find themselves in his work. He just released the video for his single “Stuck”, and we’re enthralled.

A video that is every bit as dramatic as the music that inspired it, Tedy makes strobe lights and mental breakdowns seem poetic. But, after all, when it involves love, doesn’t that make it even more tragically beautiful? Though the visual is a little difficult to watch at times — we all know it’s fiction, but that doesn’t make us want to hug him any less — we are big fans of the impact it has at first watch.

Keep up with Tedy here.

steven king, steven king on ice

steven king, steven king on ice

If you’ve been looking for instrumentals that will touch your soul simply and evoke emotion before the vocals even hit, check out Steven King‘s new full-length Steven King on Ice. In fact, try on the first track “Water” for size, and you’ll already see what we mean. Not to mention the fact that King’s pace switches pretty fervently between slow ballads (“Seams Are Splitting”, “Fly to the End”, “Run to the Back”, “Wine”) and a relatively danceable pace (“Water”, “Black Mood”, “Champion the Idiot”, etc.) throughout the nine track album.

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, King has crafted melodies that make most of these tracks streamlined for television and movie placement. We are floored by the talent on Steven King on Ice. “Champion the Idiot” has pulled some obvious inspiration from 60s favorites, while songs like “Milkshake” have a bit more of a 90s appeal to them. And — even though there are a myriad of topics addressed in the album and, in that way, it can feel kind of scattered — it all seems to come back around to introspective thoughts, highlighted with lines like, “What’s this world to you?” in last track “Wine”.

We’re very into this album in its entirety, and will probably be championing it all week on Spotify. Take a listen below, and let us know what you think on our Facebook page!

Keep up with Steven King here!

halie, “circling”

halie, “circling”

It’s been quite the year for powerful female vocalists. We’re totally on board, and it doesn’t look like a trend that is going to let up anytime soon. Take fresh Norwegian songstress HALIE, for example, with her new track “Circling”. Equal parts mysterious and beautiful, this song really takes you to a dark, oftentimes emotional, place. Her immense talent is palpable, as she is just gaining her footing in the industry. This song is simply one of a handful of singles she has released in the past. Let HALIE’s vocals put you in a trance today by putting the track below on repeat.

Keep up with HALIE here.

cayley thomas, “midnight hours”

cayley thomas, “midnight hours”

You’re into mid century modern decor, correct? I mean, aren’t we all? Especially after Marie Kondo helped us clear out our closets last year, and Bobby Berk started re-designing them! Well, imagine what you love about that style. The simplicity, the boldness, the beauty. This is what experiencing Cayley Thomas‘ music is like. Her vocals are delicate, yet wide-ranging, the emotion put into her work most palpable. “Midnight Hours” is no exception, and the music video is just as luxurious as our decor dreams. An emptiness is felt, encouraged by the vocals but entirely detectable in the video, yet it is alongside a beauty we cannot shake.

Take a moment to appreciate a gorgeous voice and a captivating music video below.

Keep up with Cayley Thomas here.

whoa dakota + chase the horseman @ the brick

whoa dakota + chase the horseman @ the brick

On the chilly evening of Thursday November 21st, Chase the Horseman and Whoa Dakota entertained an enthusiastic crowd at The Brick in The Crossroads district of Kansas City, MO. To experience either is an absolute joy, but we will always sing the praises of Whoa Dakota. The project — championed by singer/songwriter Jesse Ott — is so much fun to watch. In fact, this is an act we urge you to see live. Though the song recordings are incredible, they still give no justice to Ott’s far-ranging, angelic vocals, the true instrumental leader of the project. If you get a chance, check them out next time they’re through town!

Keep up with Whoa Dakota here.