sam hyken of nu deco ensemble shares some of his “favorite arrangements” in new soundtrack

sam hyken of nu deco ensemble shares some of his “favorite arrangements” in new soundtrack

Miami-based contemporary hybrid orchestra Nu Deco Ensemble recently released a magical album with roots-rock sister duo Larkin Poe. “During the challenging times of this past year, music served the critical purpose of connection to one another,” Jacomo Bairos and Sam Hyken of Nu Deco Ensemble explain. “Among those valuable connections was our first collaboration with the amazing duo Larkin Poe and the live album that resulted from it.” Paint the Roses: Live in Concert reimagines a previous release from Larkin Poe. A recorded live music experience, the instrumentation in this work is absolutely electrifying.

Sam Hyken of Nu Deco has taken some time to curate an eclectic – and electric – body of music into a soundtrack exclusively for us. Made up of his favorite songs that he has arranged for Nu Deco, you will get a taste of what inspires and delights this duo while having a uniquely enjoyable time. So turn your phone on airplane mode and zen out for a while with some of their “Favorite Arrangements.”

Keep up with Nu Deco here.

“next day you turn around, and it’s fall” | best new tracks of september 2021

“next day you turn around, and it’s fall” | best new tracks of september 2021

September is already halfway over. Don’t ask us how it happened, we feel like we blinked and the month is already gone. However, the level of talent in the music industry just. Doesn’t. Quit. With so many incredible project releases on the horizon toward the end of the year, we’re raking in the single releases like crazy. Here are a few of our favorites.

“all these memories run my mind in slow motion” | best new tracks of august 2021

“all these memories run my mind in slow motion” | best new tracks of august 2021

If you thought that new music hit a plateau this summer while you were taking some time off and really trying to find a self-healing routine… I’m sorry, but you’re wrong. Gritty, raw, beautiful music has continued to be created and released at a clip we almost can’t keep up with. So check back all August long to hear our favorite new releases of August, and be sure to “like,” “follow,” and “add” your favorites!

“every wrong I did turned me to a better kid, so alright” | new music videos

“every wrong I did turned me to a better kid, so alright” | new music videos

In 2020, we all experienced a new circle of hell. In 2021, we are learning to live with that new “normal,” but we don’t have to sacrifice great art to do that. In fact, our creative endeavors are getting more exaggerated, more incredible, especially if the music video releases of August are any indication. With new videos from Seether, Shakka, Southern Avenue, Amiyelle, Neal Francis, and more, this soundtrack is absolutely going to hold a few defining 2021 tracks for you.

Peep our collection below, and check back throughout August and beyond for more additions from this month in 2021!

when white fireworks erupt and my heart is whole again | best music videos of july 2021

when white fireworks erupt and my heart is whole again | best music videos of july 2021

July. It’s the middle of summer. Things have been terribly hot. (Thanks, global warming!) You need a music video or two (or way more) to cool down with. While we can’t promise that every video will keep you calm, cool, and collected, we can promise that they will keep you entertained and help you take your mind off the weird. Here are our favorite new releases of July 2021.