riley owen releases enticing blend of talent in new track “camino”

riley owen releases enticing blend of talent in new track “camino”

Riley Owens just released his newest single, “Camino!” From the composition of the music to the lyrics of the song, every aspect of this single mixes perfectly together!

The guitar in the back of this track is amazing. It really adds something extra special to the already lyrically enriched song. Not only do the lyrics fit perfectly with the sound of the song, but his voice is the perfect match for all of the above. Overall, the quality of the song is amazing. It makes you feel like you are sitting on a beach somewhere. It has a relaxing and almost soothing sound, and I definitely believe that the guitar in the background adds to that feeling. 

The song being about an abrupt end to a new relationship, but still giving it this rather soothing vibe, is actually brilliant and I really like that! The song is almost like a warm blanket that is making you feel better during a hard time, such as a breakup, instead of making you feel angry and riled up.

Everyone should definitely be keeping an eye out for Riley Owens and his upcoming music. From his voice to his lyricism, he is a force to be reckoned with on his music journey!

christina nicole wades through the abyss with her single “drifting”

christina nicole wades through the abyss with her single “drifting”

New Jersey-based singer/songwriter Christina Nicole is not afraid to bare her soul to an audience if her music will linger as an emotional spark to others. Sculpting her vocal skills in school talent shows and academic programs from middle school to college, Nicole turned to songwriting as a special gift for her artistry. 

Her sophomore single “Drifting” captures a range of different emotions washing over herself as if she’s going through a therapeutic experience shocking her system. The sparse instrumentation, with shades of Lorde’s minimalist ambient sonics, is eventually rocked by choppy spurts of synths and drums jabbing towards the back half of the track. This production choice induces a sense of disturbance of one’s moment of peace. Nicole’s pained contemplation, especially “Your oceans they took me, Your oceans they broke me/Your oceans they hurt me, Your oceans they’re too deep”, brings the song to life as an inner sensation of drowning when a special connection of love shifts from a fun ride to a turbulent one. Nicole explains:

This song is about an ocean ruining a person as they sink into it. I chose to use an ocean to represent this story using an ocean for specific reasons. Oceans appear absolutely stunning and entrancing when looking at them from a distance. But as you go in, deeper and deeper, you can no longer keep your head above the ruthless water. Something that appeared so beautiful could easily take everything from a person. This theme can apply to so many scenarios in a person’s life.”

“Drifting” by Christina Nicole is out on all streaming platforms.

porches endears with lighting extravaganza in new video for “back3school”

porches endears with lighting extravaganza in new video for “back3school”

Porches (aka New York-based musician Aaron Maine) has just released the video for “Back3School,” the fourth single from their fifth studio album All Day Gentle Hold ! out Friday, October 8.

The visuals for the ecstatic, synth-driven track observe Maine as he glides around an all-white soundstage while performing the song for a teacher wearing a transparent nylon mask. 

Over the runtime, the video evolves from having straight-on shots of Maine singing to producing sweeping camera angles and rapidly flashing lights as he draws the audience into the crashing conclusion. 

This song is a mystery to me, impending doom mixed with total bliss,” Maine said about the single. “The ‘back to school’ trope, but with an underlying anxiety that something might be terribly wrong, or maybe everything is just fine.

Watch the video for “Back3School” below!

Porches 2022 Tour Dates
Mar 21 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
Mar 22 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Mar 24 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Mar 25 –  Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Mar 26 – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Mar 28 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Mar 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Mar 31 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
Apr 1 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Apr 2 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Apr 4 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Apr 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
Apr 6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Apr 8 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues (Cambridge Room)
Apr 9 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
Apr 10 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room)
Apr 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Apr 13 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Apr 15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Apr 16 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
Apr 18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Apr 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Apr 21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Apr 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church
May 13 – London, UK @ Lafayette
May 16 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
May 17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
May 18 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater
May 19 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub

payson lewis entertains with cinematic visuals in new video for “hotel suite”

payson lewis entertains with cinematic visuals in new video for “hotel suite”

Payson Lewis just released his newest music video for his song, “Hotel Suite!” The video has a cinematic edge that really makes you feel as if you were transported into a movie. 

Lewis himself played a couple of different characters in the video, which added a sort of comedy factor to it. Whether he was himself or one of the workers at the hotel, his persona throughout the video was absolutely colorful and really added to the movie-esque feel of the video. He played these characters really well and it was very entertaining! A cool aspect of this video was the vintage feel to it. From the layout of the screen to the coloration of the video, it was spot on! 

One of the greatest parts of this video was when they were transported out of the rundown, old, and dirty motel room, to what seemed to be their “perfect vacation.” This scene in the video was attention-grabbing and just so fun. It played with the theme of the song being how upon entering a hotel room, you can be anyone you want to be. 

If you enjoy the video for “Hotel Suite,” check out Payson Lewis on social media, as well as his debut album, Take Me Apart!

Directed by Colin H. Duffy

anna sun amplifies the dreaminess with the euphoric new music video for “mine”

anna sun amplifies the dreaminess with the euphoric new music video for “mine”

Brooklyn-based indie rock trio Anna Sun illustrates the euphoric and unforgettable feeling of finding true love with the video for their debut single “Mine.”  The pastel-singed visuals follow vocalist and guitarist Sam Aneson’s endeavors to ensure her lover understands how confident she is in their relationship and how much they mean to her at the end of the day.

Accompanied by performances from bassist Andrew Shewaga and drummer Nikola Balać, the video encapsulates the dreamy, vibrant energy from the track while also adding a layer of lighthearted humor that helps it stand out from the crowd and any other productions as of late.

I started this song with the intention of writing a bubblegum love song, and it turned into this larger than life, kind of romanticization of codependency. I think there’s something overly optimistic about the style of this song that matches the lyrical content.

I spent so much of my life obsessing about being in a relationship. It was shoved down my throat in the media that I consumed growing up as a girl. Prince Charming and all that. It became exhausting, and it started distracting me from bettering myself. I realized my programming at some point in my twenties and made a distinct effort to not make romance my number one priority. This song came out of the concept in my head I was drugged with my whole life. 

The speaker is making her current relationship out to be absolutely perfect, the missing puzzle piece to her life. “I can do anything now, since I’m with you! I’ve been waiting forever for someone like you, and now I have everything I could ever want!” There’s a part two to this song, and it’s a rude awakening. 

I have always struggled with codependency, and I think this song was my attempt to take the piss out on myself. The idea that another person being your partner can make you invincible is not a very healthy concept, in my opinion. I mean, I don’t know about you, but the only way I’m going to stand in the rain and not get wet is with an umbrella, not because I have a boo.

Check out our exclusive premiere below, and then show the band some love over on Facebook!

Producer: Sam Aneson
Co-Producers: Nikola Balać, Andrew Shewaga
Director: Sam Aneson, Nick Snow, Stephanie LeBlanc
DP: Nick Snow
Stylist: Liana Mack
Editor: Sam Aneson, Nick Snow

sody gets confrontational with “bitch (i said it)”

sody gets confrontational with “bitch (i said it)”

Sody just considers you a “waste of space” at this point, in case you’re wondering. Honestly, we aren’t the least bit jealous of whomever Sody’s latest track, a blunt confrontation titled “Bitch (I Said It),” happens to be about. And while even we are experiencing some burn from this much hot tea, we’re wrapped up in the hypnotic rhythm of the track, and Sody’s magnetic vocals.

Enjoy. And then add it to every playlist you got.