donskoy, “cry by the river”

donskoy, “cry by the river”

Fashion-conscious artist Daniel Donskoy’s debut single “Cry by the River” is here and it is making waves. With the release of the accompanying music video, the singer/songwriter and TV star has broke through the music industry with a chart topping alternative hit.

Daniel Donskoy, artist name DONSKOY, infuses the feeling of alternative-pop with experimental sounds.  He utilizes a very interesting auto-tune in portions of the track that are reminiscent of Kanye West from the “808s and Heartbreak” era, or that of Justin Vernon from Bon Iver.  The song makes you want to cry and dance at the same time.  Pair those feelings with a very profound and artistic music video, and you have “Cry by the River”.

You can stream or purchase the song here. Keep up with DONSKOY here.

granite to glass, “with every rainfall”

granite to glass, “with every rainfall”

Jon Kohan’s Granite to Glass is chamber ensemble is much different than others, emphasizing an indie-folk sound that is both vibrant and welcoming. He created an incredible soundscape for track “With Every Rainfall”, and the same can be said for its accompanying visual. While the song takes its time revealing its multiple layers, the video is a vivid masterpiece from the beginning, playing with color and contrast, emphasizing small moments in a relationship. A flurry of scenery changes remind us of our own memory banks. Explains Kohen:

This piece challenges time as an A to B progression, from birth and death, to love and loss. We as human beings experience time linearly. But if time is viewed from the perspective of the universe, life as we know it is one solid chunk of existence, nonlinear and unbroken, each of its moments existing forever.

Everything and everyone has been, is, and always will be. Those we loved who are gone from this world maintain a presence forever in time itself. The rainfall metaphor represents the possibility of time traveling from moment to moment. Hearing literal whispers of past conversations every time it rains.

Keep up with Granite to Glass here.

trudy and the romance, “the original doo-wop spacemen”

trudy and the romance, “the original doo-wop spacemen”

In honor of the month of love – and perhaps also because of the act’s name – Trudy and The Romance have released a super romantic video for their single “The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen”. Taken from the Liverpool-based act’s first album Sandman, the song is a slowly drifting dream, with a visual that packs that with a bit of a punch. Take, for example, the high level of visual effects to recreate each scene like a movie masterpiece.

Actually, if you watch the video and you understand sarcasm, you’ll laugh at that last bit. And you’ll truly enjoy this video, as it’s packed with that beautiful DIY love that will make you reminisce on simpler days.

Keep up with Trudy and The Romance here.

upsahl, “drugs”

upsahl, “drugs”

It’s been a few days since UPSAHL released her music video for “Drugs”, but we figured today was the perfect day to chat about it. As she assures us she’s “not tryin’ to make a friend or fall in love,” we’re giggling at the quirky nature of the song, while simultaneously moving to the smooth instrumentals. The Arizona native possesses a soulfulness to her vocals that is enviable, and we would be lying if we told you this wasn’t going on our new party playlist. Plus the video is shot so beautifully, it makes us feel like going back to our youth and partying more than we allowed ourselves to before.

Keep up with UPSAHL here.

mating ritual, “falling back”

mating ritual, “falling back”

Last week, our favorite SoCal brother duo Mating Ritual recently released their latest single “Falling Back”, an easy going track that . The accompanying music video – which was released at the same time – is this quirky, enjoyable gem of a video. Between shots singing in the dark, surrounded by smoke with colorful backlighting lies the open display of life as a driver (Uber, Lyft, a taxi, or what have you) and all of the monotonous, ridiculous, and entertaining moments that accompany it.

We’re fans. Your turn to convert.

Keep up with Mating Ritual here.

haas, “behind those eyes”

haas, “behind those eyes”

Alt-pop rock artist Haas comes at us today with a visual to complement her beautiful debut single “Behind Those Eyes”. With a tearful intro, the video gives us a glimpse into the live performance tactics we will surely come to expect from Haas, as she introduces her act to the world. The song itself is catchy and incredibly fulfilling, and the listener can tell that a lot of emotion was used to create this masterful piece.

Keep up with Haas here.