nix, “playing with fire”

nix, “playing with fire”

Electro-pop artist Nix is coming at all of our emotions with new track “Playing With Fire”, which premieres right here with iF. From the first stream of lyrics, her incredible and vibrant vocals draw you in, the instrumentals only holding up her vocal range as she croons about a toxic relationship. Incredibly relatable and full of soul, this is the type of song you’re going to want to belt when you’re ready to establish your own boundaries. Now is the time.

Keep up with Nix here.

gold light + snakemusk, “one thing after another”

gold light + snakemusk, “one thing after another”

In anticipation of the May 10th release of Shadows in The Shallows, Gold Light + Snakemusk have just released an easygoing new track titled “One Thing After Another”. Beautiful twangy vocals agains the backdrop of slow, practiced instrumentals paired with immense amounts of reverb, this song is just the southern gem we’ve been craving. Check it out below!

SPRING DATES
04.12•New Belgium Brewery (Asheville, NC)
05.10•Harvest Records – 3:00 PM Duo In-Store (Asheville, NC)
05.10•Static Age Records – 10:00 PM Full Band (Asheville, NC)
05.11•8th State Brewery (Greenville, SC)
05.14•Go Bar (Athens, GA)
05.15•El Rocko (Savannah, GA)
05.17•Pablo (Clemson, SC)
05.18•White Mule (Columbia, SC)
05.19•The Royal American (Charleston, SC)
06.13•The Pour House Music Hall (Raleigh, NC)
06.15•Little Amps (Harrisburg, PA)
06.16•O’Brien’s (Boston, MA)

Keep up with Gold Light here.

little pale x the gardener, “i wanna be adored”

little pale x the gardener, “i wanna be adored”

As an up-and-coming alternative pop musician in South East London, Little Pale has her work cut out for her. But she seems to be taking it all in stride, having just released a re-imagined version The Stone Roses’ “I Wanna Be Adored”. In this particular track, she has taken the rock perspective out almost completely, and replaced it with an ambient, gorgeous kaleidoscope of sounds that perfectly cradle her effervescent vocals.

Says Little Pale of choosing this particular song to cover: “I came to this song quite late and found its lyrics to be especially poignant, more so now than ever, in the context of social media and its influence/rs”.

Keep up with Little Pale here.

rainne, “psycho killer”

rainne, “psycho killer”

Los Angeles-based alt-pop duo Rainne – comprised of Annie Dingwall and
Justin Klunk – recently released their dark and brooding new track “Psycho Killer”, which will make anyone feel like they have an edge. Not only are the instrumentals heavy – a tinny sound layered in to make it all the more eery – but the practiced vocals add a feeling of insanity to it all. One thing is for sure: Annie’s vocal range is off the charts.

Explains Annie of the track, “‘Psycho Killer’ is based on our passion for psychological thrillers and true crime. The song’s story is set during a passionate moment between two lovers, when one realizes that the desire that’s taking over may be too intense to handle.”

Keep up with Rainne here.

awaiting eli | madness

awaiting eli | madness

If you’re into music that’s a little more edgy – music that could make you go absolutely mad – then Omaha-based rock collective Awaiting Eli has just the soundtrack for you. Check out their “madness” playlist, jam-packed with throwback favorites like Korn, Alice In Chains, Sevendust, and P.O.D.

I Apologise – Bring Me The Horizon
Sugar Honey Ice & Tea – Bring Me The Horizon
Youth of the Nation – P.O.D.
Going In Blind – P.O.D.
Execute the Sounds – P.O.D.
You Walk Away – Filter
My Long Walk To Jail – Filter
Risen – Sevendust
Denial – Sevendust
Would? – Alice in Chains
Them Bones – Alice in Chains
Man in the Box – Alice in Chains
Black – Sevendust
Freak On a Leash – Korn
Rooster – Alice in Chains
Down In A Hole – Alice in Chains
Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots
Even Flow – Pearl Jam
Far Behind – Candlebox
Will You – P.O.D.
No Excuses – Alice in Chains
Tomorrow – Silverchair

Keep up with Awaiting Eli here.

zaia, “blue”

zaia, “blue”

With a synthy R&B sound, Atlanta native Zaia is paving his own way, all while being compared to the likes of Childish Gambino and Kid Cudi. While you can feel the elements he has inherited from the previously mentioned mega stars, Zaia is able to curate a unique tone that is put on display in his new single “BLUE”.

“BLUE” gives the listener everything they could want in a synth funk centric R&B track. The pulse thumping drum machine, smooth vocals, and a touch of electric guitar create the ultimate vibe out song. Some say that vocals are just another instrument, and Zaia’s voice is perfectly lain over the beat with a smoothness that rivals the greats. If the single wasn’t enough, it is accompanied by a trippy visual that sees Zaia in a hazy/colorful house, stumbling around while singing the words. It is the complete embodiment of what the single means to Zaia and the listener.

Zaia has already established himself in such a short period of time, but this is only the beginning for the 20 year old artist. You can keep up with Zaia on all streaming platforms.