parker matthews, “hit and run”

parker matthews, “hit and run”

“Hit and Run” is the latest single from Parker Matthews who also just released a video for the track.  Before I watched the pop newcomer’s video, I had to just listen to the song itself. “Hit and Run” is a bubblegum pop infused track with, of course, the perfect voice (Parker Matthews) to complete the song.

“Start it one-by-one, cuz’ this ain’t no hit and run,” Parker sings, proclaiming a love song for a special someone.  With Parker’s high voice, catchy tune, and upbeat chorus, I soon found myself swaying by the end of the song.  The second time I listened to the song I viewed the video for “Hit and Run.”  Set in city night life and donned in an all black outfit (shades included), we see Parker walking up to an apartment for a house party.  With a crowd dancing and Parker singing, he shows off his fierce dance moves and has no problems “feeling himself,” which adds to that “pop-party” vibe that the song encompasses.

Pop Dust, who premiered the video described “Hit and Run” as “decorated with sticky drum loops and fluorescent synth makeup, embodies classic dance music but dispatches a crucial, heart-pounding message.”  Pop music, in its essence, is something you can dance to—but also be in your feelings about and “Hit and Run” definitely hits the nail on the head.

Keep up with Parker Matthews here.

payson lewis, “when love was young”

payson lewis, “when love was young”

Payson Lewis just released the video for his latest single “When Love Was Young”.  The video opens up to beach with a beautiful sunset, then cuts to Payson singing and playing piano in the living room. We then see Payson walking on the beach with a girl holding hands.  “So you go go go back, when you love somebody— you let them get away, get away, but what’s done is never done,”  sings Payson on “the one that got away.”

The video is touching, with the scenes of the beach and a happy couple reunited.  The video for “When Love Was Young” is an acoustic version which gives us a glimpse at Payson Lewis’ talents which include his amazing and bone-chilling vocals and his ability to beautifully handle a piano.  The video to “When Love Was Young” had me tearing up and I hope you find it equally as sweet!

Keep up with Payson here.

black satellite, “my girlfriend’s girlfriend”

black satellite, “my girlfriend’s girlfriend”

Musical duo Black Satellite – comprised of Larissa Vale and Kyle Hawken, who met in their hometown in Pennsylvania – is not only dynamic, but also diverse. Their beats and powerful vocals make them a force to be reckoned with, and they’re back with a new single titled “My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend”. The song is a tribute to Type O Negative’s late founder Peter Steele, and is an absolute adventure to listen to, as well as to watch in the dark, brooding new music video. “My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend” has a use of heavy guitars and drums, and is something you can get up and dance to while feeling carefree.

“My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend” honors the legacy of Peter Steele perfectly. The track is well worth the listen.

Keep up with Black Satellite here.

neverthere, “labs”

neverthere, “labs”

Self-proclaimed indie “space” rock duo Neverthere – comprised of Andrew Sclafani and Robert Ragosta – is hitting the ground running with the cinematic new music video for their single “Labs”. While raspy vocals encase the listener in this rich, indulgent sound, the video takes you through what looks to be a couple’s pretty insane romantic journey. What pulled the man in? What happened during the course of it all? What are they fighting about? And why did he just wake up on a beach alone?

Figure it all out during the course of the 3:36 video right now!

EP1 is out now. Keep up with Neverthere here. (If they’re ever there. HA!)

rachael cantu, “you’re the most”

rachael cantu, “you’re the most”

Rachael Cantu just released her refreshing video for the latest track “You’re the Most.” The video opens in a kitchen with a girl sitting in her kitchen pondering life. The scene then cuts to the sink where we see roses and a pink cake batter being mixed (baking a cake for a lover is my suspect). Cut to an adorable girl in pink, smiling while walking down the street. Then the cutest thing happens. Both parties meet in front of a rose bush. Sometimes staring at each other, sometimes hugging. This video is a very candid depiction of what it means to “start falling in love with someone.” There are always conflicting feelings of that point when one starts being vulnerable with someone which is why the lyrics state “I’m a loner, that I’ll own it–you’re the most I’ve ever wanted.”

Keep up with Rachael Cantu here.

sons of an illustrious father, “extraordinary rendition”

sons of an illustrious father, “extraordinary rendition”

Sons of An Illustrious Father have been on a roll with their particular brand of music. Their latest song, “Extraordinary Rendition” is a prime example of their rise. Consisting of the very talented Ezra Miller, Lilah Larson, and Josh Aubin, Sons of an Illustrious Father have created a video that is creative and interesting from the very start. “Extraordinary Rendition” is a song that captivates the feeling of the unknown. The song shows what it is like to move out of the ordinary things that one is use to, and takes on a new journey, seeing things that they are not used to. The video shows the artists seeing things in a strange, unfamiliar way. “Extraordinary Rendition” is a work of art that shows off Sons of An Illustrious Father’s creativity as a band.

Keep up with Sons of An Illustrious Father here, and keep your eyes peeled for their new record in June!