livingdog, “creation. stagnation.”

livingdog, “creation. stagnation.”

Asheville-based neo-indie/folk artist Corey Parlamento is Livingdog, and he is living proof that talent is still alive and well in the music industry. His new video for single “Creation. Stagnation.” is depicted exactly how the mellifluous music would insinuate, comprised of footage as Parlamento drives around town at night. Storefronts, homes, street lights. All of the small, beautiful things that seem to be underappreciated. They make up the community, they tell their own stories. The video is sweet in its simplicity, the music the perfect backdrop to a night drive.

Keep up with Livingdog here.

ruben pol, “meet again”

ruben pol, “meet again”

Oozing with understated flow and serene melodies is Ruben Pol’s “Meet Again.” We first encountered the Dutch high fashion model and musician with his debut “Bedsheets,” which saw widespread critical acclaim. Now he is back to deliver more, and again dazzles.

With production taken care of by respected dance producer Tom Martin, Ruben Pol is left to inject “Meet Again” with his brooding, straight from the soul appeal. Discussing the message behind it, Pol says of this magnetic cut: “Meet Again’ is about a broken relationship and it reflects on the enormous value it still has to me. No matter how much suffering has taken place or how much pain has been done, I’m sure that in the end ‘we’ll meet again’.”

Take a listen here.

keep october 2018 invigorating with new music all month

keep october 2018 invigorating with new music all month

You can tell it’s the last big new music push moment of 2018 – RIGHT?! – as we have been enjoying amazing, brand new music around every corner for the past two weeks. It’s almost exhausting, but we’re not crying about all of the gems we’ve found. Take a gander at this soundtrack – featuring Phildel, DYVR, Dayo Bello, Lauran Hibbard, Orogeny, and more -, and keep it close for the rest of the month if you want to check out brand new tracks that will make your heart sing!

unlovable, “just friends”

unlovable, “just friends”

Continuing a steady stream of releases this week is Absent Mind, a label that focuses on chilled, lightly electronic sounds. We’ve enjoyed everything they’ve put on offer this year, and their latest is another example of this. “Just Friends” comes courtesy of Unlovable, an act that we know very little about.

This track shimmers with clean melodic flow and some oozing vocals; a musical match made in heaven. This one is ideal for winding down for the weekend with, and it’s had several rotations from us already.

Listen to it here.

pearla, “forgive yourself” + “pumpkin”

pearla, “forgive yourself” + “pumpkin”

Yesterday, Brooklyn-based musician Pearla released two refreshing new tracks, “Forgive Yourself” and “Pumpkin”. The former vocalizes the need to allow yourself some space to acknowledge that you are not perfect, and that that’s OK. Explains Pearla, “I wrote ‘Forgive Yourself’ while sitting in my backyard, trying to meditate but failing because a bee kept flying around my face. I got frustrated with myself that I couldn’t stop reacting to the bee. This song is about all of those little knee-jerk reactions. It’s about accepting them, and not faulting yourself for simply… being human.” The release of this song is integral to this month’s theme of mental health awareness.

Before we even push play on “Pumpkin”, we’re smiling at the perfect timing of the release of that single as well. (Anyone else craving it?) The sound is perfectly autumn, Pearla’s lyrics painting a picture of the perfect setting during this time of year, her vocals wrapping their listener in warmth.

Both songs are sonic dreams. Check them out below, and be sure to add them to your fall soundtrack!

Keep up with Pearla here.

rory gillanders, “waiting”

rory gillanders, “waiting”

We can’t wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is Friday, it’s the last day of the work week – except for some of us, who never have a day off, of course – and Irish newcomer Rory Gillanders is releasing his new track “Waiting” along with its music video. Luckily enough, Imperfect Fifth fans don’t have to wait, as we’ve got the exclusive premiere of that music video right here for you to feast your eyes on, a day early!

“Waiting” displays Rory’s acoustic live performance style, with shots of him performing alone outside are interwoven with scenes of a love story between two young people, and the feelings of loss after that relationship ends is also witnessed. It perfectly depicts the bittersweet nostalgia of the memory of a great love. The video is gorgeously presented, heartbreaking and yet full of hope.

Keep up with Rory Gillanders here.