Nashville-based rock collective Damsel and Distress has a flare for the dramatic, and is fronted by Alisha Lynn on powerful lead vocals. A true anthem for people who have been crushed by egos in relationships, their new track “Not Your Type” premieres today. The track is something you’ll want to belt out alone sometimes (a la Kelly Clarkson and Celine Dion, but not in the same style), most likely in the shower or while driving. It really provides the necessary edge we’ll be needing for our week.
Explains Alisha Lynn of the single:
There was a time—and there have been several times like it—where a guy was so very sure that I was going to come crawling after him just because of who he was. He had this mentality that every girl seemed to fall right into his hand if he wanted them and he figured that, surely, I would do the same. But oh, no. I don’t quite work that way. I wanted to write a song about how I wasn’t his type—the type to just follow him home or go along with his weird ego mind-game. When I brought the idea to the band, we wrote it as an anthemic and powerful “no.” So I guess now he’ll get the point.
“Not Your Type” officially drops on February 8th. Keep up with Damsel and Distress at www.DAMSELANDDISTRESS.com.
Brooklyn-based “timid rock” trio Waterfall Strainer really defines that genre, their new single “Please Don’t Please Me” further representation of that truth. Even better news? We’ve got the exclusive premiere right here. With glittering reverb, the song has touches of 80s flare, slow and vulnerable. I can’t imagine not slow dancing to it somehow, and you might agree.
Pre-save the album on Spotify here. Be sure to check out Waterfall Strainer on Instagram, Facebook, and Bandcamp!
If you’re looking for a topical track, Davis, California-based pop musician Lillian Frances has a new track titled “Super Bowl Party”, and it’s jam packed with relevant social commentary that should fuel your fire. If you’re into tongue in cheek humor and honesty – and especially if you’re sick of Tom Brady to some extent – then this song is right up your alley. Fair warning, though, there is some language. So perhaps check it out before you agree to play it at your party for the big game. (What? Sports ball?)
Keep up with Lillian Frances here.
Toronto-based four piece Wild Rivers – comprised of Khalid Yassein, Devan Glover, Andrew Oliver, and Julien Laferriere – is bringing us back to our roots with their robust and enormously alluring sound. New track “Moving Target” is a love song in its own respect, though addresses heartache at its core instead of the puppy love stage. As our female vocalist gut-wrenchingly ponders, “Are we out of touch?” the lyrics begin to unravel in a real and poignant way for us all.
If you’re looking for a new ballad to belt out on your drive home, this is the one.
Keep up with Wild Rivers here.
We almost didn’t think it could get any better for Kat Saul after she released her poetically titled track “Nick Miller”, but she’s increased the WOW factor with brand new track “Middle Name”, out today. The Nashville-based alt-pop artist captivates with her robust, raspy vocals, as the song peels out into a party track, mellifluous and fun in its disposition. As she implores her love interest to “get on a middle name basis,” we’re rooting for her. This song will be perfect for all of your future flirtatious evenings, and equally belongs on your “getting ready to go out” and “new party” soundtracks.
Keep up with Kat Saul here.
Quebec City-based musical duo Fjord released their latest track “My Body So Calm” last Friday, and we’ve been smooth jammin’ to it all weekend. The song is both calming and invigorating in its existence, the instrumentals so lush and vibrant, but presented in a way that is soothing. It’s almost impossible to understand the mood it has the ability to sway you into unless you experience the track for yourself. So, you’re welcome, world. Experience it.
Keep up with Fjord here.