anna mae, “single-minded”

anna mae, “single-minded”

The Minnesota hailing artist Anna Mae has just released her new pop delight “Single-Minded” via Snafu Records. Having already gained quite the following, the rising artist has produced the perfect instantly infectious single to take her one step further.

This bouncy summer song finds Anna Mae sharing her thoughts on living the perfect single life, singing “I’m only thinking about me when I shop, party for one is the way that I like and I can’t stop’.

She says of its theme: Being single is often underrated so I wanted to write a song from my viewpoint about why it can be so amazing. Sometimes the best memories in life are nights spent going out with your friends or just hanging at home alone in your underwear, so why not enjoy them?!”

“Single-Minded” is out now – give it a listen below.

billy moon, “white shoes” + “dingus”

billy moon, “white shoes” + “dingus”

Growing up in a small town in Ontario, Billy Moon, a punk-rock/alternative artist recently released two new songs from his upcoming LP Punk Songs, which is expected to be released very soon on September 14th! His two new songs, “White Shoes” and “Dingus”, combine elements of rock along with alternative, sounding similar to the likes of classic yet modern rock band The Strokes. If these two songs are just a teaser of what’s to come off of his new LP, then you can expect that the final project will surely be a phenomenon. Not only can you expect a new LP coming soon this fall, but you can also catch Billy Moon live in concert, when he sets out on his U.S. tour where you can hear his new music live!

Keep up with Billy Moon here.

meg myers, “tourniquet”

meg myers, “tourniquet”

Alt rock princess Meg Myers hit her stride again this weekend with the release of her latest single “Tourniquet”. Soft, voluptuous vocals bring an ethereal energy to the track as it floats through your speakers, shaping your memories of the world around you. The song echoes Myers’ quintessential dark lyricism, as she sings of self mutilation, be it emotional or physical, related to love.

Get deep with the new track below.

Keep up with Meg Myers here.

trails, “hold up” ft. rromarin

trails, “hold up” ft. rromarin

Back on top with taste-makers CloudKid this week, TRAILS is continuing his streak of gems. This time it’s with the release of his first original single “Hold Up.” In his latest musical venture, TRAILS teams up with Rromarin for vocal duties. With her pronounced pop sensibility, Rromarin occupies a sonic space somewhere between folk and electronic that is all her own.

Pairing a stripped-down production style with a bouncing bassline and seductive vocals, TRAILS has created a forward-thinking hybrid of sound on “Hold Up.” Both artists are bringing their best game to take over the airwaves with another catchy hit.

You can stream it below!

Keep up with TRAILS here.

talitha rise, “chapel bell (remix)”

talitha rise, “chapel bell (remix)”

British artist Talitha Rise is a cross between a woodland fairy and Stevie Nicks, and the result is something magical. “Chapel Bell” comes from her latest album, An Abandoned Orchard House. It is as haunting as it is poetic. The instrumental is grand, dotted with a chiming bell and echoes of Rise’s croons. “Where are we running to?” she asks, making us wonder along with her.

“Chapel Bell” is the moment you literally hit the floor and then find that in the moment of reaching your lowest point there’s something holding you. It’s like the only way to get out of something is to go into it first. It’s about recovery, strength and growth and I took the analogy of the little match girl and the sound of the chapel bell on the hill near my house to represent that instinctual knowing, that alarm bell that knows when something is right or wrong for us. We can lose self-trust when we’ve been in a dark place and getting that trust again gets us up and out.

And don’t let the “Remix” in the title fool you – this is not a club track overloaded with synths and bass drops. Rise recounted her experience working with Doktor Matty B, who managed to capture and highlight the dreamlike quality of her music:

Matt remixed the track beautifully. He added this great ethereal layering and tone to it and he left it empty, he didn’t over fill it and I think his approach was just sublime and intelligent. Remixes are always tricky so it was an honour to have someone like Matt get inside the track and its true meaning.

Listen to this with the curtains drawn, eyes closed, and a cup of tea handy. Rise’s lyrics combined with her mesmerizing voice will put you in a trance that you won’t want to get out of anytime soon.

Check out Talitha Rise’s album, and be sure to keep up with her here.

parker matthews, “feelin’ right”

parker matthews, “feelin’ right”

The intro alone struck my attention from the faint sounds of keys jingling, to the massive beats that kicks in. In cues the velvet infused voice of rising new star Parker Matthews. “I’m goin’ crazy, I need you more and more,” were the lines that struck an arrow straight through my heart!

I imagine a beautiful summer evening riding with the top down, and hearing the sensual voice of Parker Matthews drifting through the air. When I played the song out loud the entire listening experience was exposed, along with the unbelievable visual that was attached. The Music Production, was solid throughout the entire track in my opinion, I applaud the gorgeous music execution.

I honestly think “Feelin’ Right” could personally reach several demographics, especially in radio play. I believe urban and pop stations would play this track – a definite crossover sound. One of my favorite parts of the song was the breakdown around minute 3:04 which was clever, yet unique in its own sense. Add a 16 bar from a hot rapper later down the road… Parker’s voice range was unbelievable! And I hope to hear more from him, and possibly a tour feature! Definitely keep your eyes and ears open for Mr. Parker Matthews!!

Keep up with Parker here.