slenderbodies, “king”

slenderbodies, “king”

In the mood for a staccato, soulful, slow burner to really enjoy as you wind down this week? How about trying “King” by slenderbodies on for size? The lightweight feel of the vocals is absolutely divine, with little hints of MJ strewn about, while the instrumentals treat you to a soundscape that is worthy of an evening in the backyard, gazing at the stars. As for the lyrical content, slenderbodies explains: “’King’ was written by taking a hard look at the way we create. The song focuses on tough topics of self-doubt, need for validation from the world, and a desire to be great when creating. However, we realized that so much of our positive behaviors and gifts regarding creativity were instilled in us by the strong women in our lives. First our mothers, aunts, and grandmothers. Then later on romantic partners and friends. To have someone who says they believe in you and consistently shows it is a wildly powerful thing, and ‘king’ pays homage to that.”

Check it out below, and be sure to let us know what you think!

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izzy escobar, “warrior”

izzy escobar, “warrior”

Singer/songwriter Izzy Escobar has been through quite a bit to get to where she is in life, let alone in her music career. With vocals that incite goosebumps, she approaches her work with a sense of self that is hard to find within today’s bevy of artists. Her new video for “Warrior” is no different, in fact it enhances that feeling even more. Wearing all red, she leads a group of confident women through the lamplit streets at one point, a beautiful take on the lyrics.

If you’re ready for something impactful, press play.

Keep up with Izzy Escobar here.

jane frank, “fight or flight”

jane frank, “fight or flight”

Indie rock musician Jane Frank is ending 2018 on a particularly high note, with the release of her stunning, layered new track “Fight or Flight”. Soft – like the caress of your fingertips on your forearm – her voice carries lightly over the instrumentals, creating a certain magical feeling that is absolutely perfect this time of year. The most interesting part? The song’s meaning isn’t as pleasant as the soundscape would insist.

“‘Fight or Flight’ is about how we’re all scared, admits Frank. “And how, after several failed relationships, we start to close up. Everybody is thinking about what they gave, or what they didn’t get.”

Keep up with Jane Frank here.

mona on the radio, “bright blue bathrobe”

mona on the radio, “bright blue bathrobe”

Looking for something silly and perhaps a little sticky sweet in its pop-infused sound? We’re actually taken with the upbeat production of Mona On The Radio‘s “Bright Blue Bathrobe”, which reminds us of Owl City – meets – Weird Al, with a twinge of hip hop. And if you close your eyes, you can hear the instrumentals in the back of your favorite Nintendo game.

Keep up with Mona On The Radio here.