Taken from her new album Texas Honey, blues/rock songstress Ally Venable drops the new music video for her track “One Sided Misunderstanding” right here, right now. Comprised of beautifully shot footage from what looks to be a studio session, the video displays a little bit more of Venable’s attitude and a whole lot of her live performance flare. You’ll fall in love with the guitar chords, as they dance around her vocals and make you feel just a little more alive than you already did. Explains Venable of the track, “This song is about when you are you are in a situation that seems as if you’ve been put on the back burner, and blamed for something that you didn’t do.”
This month has already been super packed. With SXSW, the announcement of every tour and festival for what seems to be from now until eternity, and throwing ourselves at a few shows in between, we feel like we should be taking a nap. But this month is still so full of vim and vigor — especially with the Spring Equinox at our feet. Featuring Holy Pinto, Fatherson, VanJess, K.Flay, Kero Kero Bonito, A Choir of Ghosts, Scott Lavene, and more, there are so many new visuals to share with your inner circle. So here’s another round of amazing videos that came out this month. Feel from to take a look now, but remember that we update our YouTube playlist throughout the month, so there might be some newbies to glean over the next few days as well!
Amy Darling is here, and she is making it quite obvious that she is NOT messing around. For the artist’s debut music video, she takes her incredible persona and rocket launches it at the music industry, utilizing psychedelic effects and bright colors to grab your attention. Once the melody grabs onto you, hold on for dear life because this act is re-defining what it’s like to be a femme fatale.
Enjoy the video below, and be sure to drop some love on Amy’s social media in support of her debut release!
Neo-soul artist Silence Is The Noise (Jewell Bell) has a new single titled “Soothing”, and it is accompanied by a visual that matches the beauty in her voice. All about battling one’s demons, “Soothing” takes the listener on a trip of reflection and inner struggle. Silence Is The Noise has the perfect vocals to convey pain and strife, but with a powerful undertone that suggests overcoming said pain. The Detroit-based artist has drawn comparisons to the likes of Nina Simone, drawing high praise since her beginnings as a pianist at age 12.
The song and visual project “Soothing” describes the emotional labyrinth of grief and loss, and the desperation to escape the overwhelming pain and anxiety lying in its wake. The lyrics speak to the artist and songwriter’s attempt to use meaningless physical intimacy as a distraction, while falling deeper into despair and the realization that there is no avoidance of her devastation and grief.”
“Soothing” is the perfect single for Silence Is The Noise to showcase her strong voice and story telling ability.
You can keep up with Silence Is The Noise through her socials listed below.
Darkness, waves of bass and intense drums, and mysterious sounds lace the ominous single from Mey titled “Spiky Love”. This is the first single off of the upcoming EP With the Lights Off, and to say it sets the tone is an understatement. The song, and its accompanying music video, embodies a special kind of darkness that has both pop and rock influences. The rage and angst expressed by Mey in the lyrics are further supported by what almost seems like drums and heartbeat rhythm. I personally found the plucking of the guitar both sonically pleasing and unique to the landscape of the track.
Says Mey of the video:
SpikyLove » is about desire. It is about the most common human tension : between need and desire. And about having a strong desire for something that you know is wrong for you and destructive. Still, being aware of it and pointing out this paradox, while accepting it. In this song I’m trying to explore my own destructive impulsions, to let them out, and to make something beautiful out of it.
Leonard Heliot and I worked on the video for « SpikyLove » with the artwork of the EP as the starting point.
The idea (and challenge!) was to keep it all in the dark, while creating a sense of intimacy. We wanted to suggest rather than expose, and keep the dark, unhealthy atmosphere of the song as well.
Mey seems to have a lot up her sleeve for this EP, and if “Spiky Love” is any indication of what is to come, then we should all be on the edge of our seats in anticipation for the rest. You can check out Mey on her socials posted below.
Hailing from Tennessee, pop duo Cooper & Gatlin – comprised of Cooper Green (Guitar/Vocals) and Gatlin Kate James (Vocals) – releases a catchy, lighthearted new acoustic version of their single”Like You” today along with its bright and fun new visual. Believe it or not, we’re lucky enough to be hosting the exclusive premiere. This version of the song is absolutely incredible, putting a crisp spin on something already mellifluous and wonderful. Although the song is bittersweet with more melancholic lyrical content, it’s an absolute earworm that will have you tapping your toes all day.
Admits the duo of the project: “The acoustic video was such a blast to make! We already had an amazing set to work with from the main video, so it was super fun to rearrange it, and make everything work in one take! Everyone had worked so hard shooting the videos for both versions of the song, so it was so awesome to have them all dancing with us at the end of the acoustic video.”