We at TREMG love spotlighting rising and underappreciated talent to give underground creators a platform and the recognition they deserve. But while we love a good monthly roundup, there’s so much great music coming out on a weekly basis that we wanted to share even more. And artists like LilyIsThatYou and SEVENTEEN were killing it this week! Here’s what you may have missed over the past few days.
We got to talk to Julia Bhatt all about her latest singles, her upcoming it is what it is album, and more! Click here to see what she said and dive into her whimsical, musical world.
Here with yet another upbeat anthem, LilyIsThatYou shares the importance of self-confidence and using your voice for good on “Gorgeous Gorgeous Girls.” It draws from Lily’s love of nightlife with an EDM-esque drop chorus while also raising awareness for climate change with the wildfire cover art and explaining how powerful we can all be if we know how to make ourselves heard. “GGG” takes that “gorgeous gorgeous girls ______” meme in a new direction and runs towards a more hopeful, danceable future.
When I’m bored, I get destructive and impulsive, or I sit on my phone until I feel empty, weird, and numb. What I want my listeners to take away from this song is that the gorgeous gorgeous girls could be our heroes by stepping up and raising awareness about what really matters – and if they act right, the world might.LilyIsThatYou
Richie Quake reflects on his vices with the indie-rock jam “Cherry Red,” musing on motorcycles, pulling hair, and everything in-between. It’s the ultimate soundtrack for a late night, whether you’re alone gazing out a window or spending time with friends trying to make the most of the moment. The track offers a promising glimpse into the world of Richie’s I Want Some! album, due this June.
‘Cherry Red’ is the personification of everything that makes me feel alive but also is killing me at the same time. These things in life that destroy me can make my heart surge because of the pure power they have over my mind. The sensual and sweet beauty of a glimmering cherry, the raw power of a glistening motorcycle roaring full speed ahead ready to tear me apart. They both represent the glamorization and addiction to chaos and self-destruction. When it comes to the feeling of being alive, versus being numb, sometimes it feels better to feel the pain than nothing at all.Richie Quake
We’re rounding out this week’s list of new singles with a reimagining of a song we already loved: (G)I-DLE’s energetic “TOMBOY!” Hot off the presses, the R3hab remix of the track maintains the song’s signature bassline while giving it a club-ready facelift with synths, snaps, and more. If you listen carefully on the chorus, you can even hear the melody of Shuhua’s “la-la-la” bridge become one of the biggest parts of the instrumental.
Cade Hoppe unveiled his second EP, Everything That’s Wrong With You, and we’re blown away by his lyrical abilities and airy, yet soulful, vocals. Songs like the title track, linked below, showcase everything Cade does best, transporting the listener to another world and letting them feel less alone in what they’re dealing with. This is a must-listen for fans of artists like Bleachers and Coldplay!
Everything That’s Wrong with You is about finding yourself, and choosing the version of you that makes you happiest over the version of you that pleases others. It might feel like the world is ending when the people that are supposed to love you unconditionally don’t approve of who you’re becoming, but then again, I think that says a lot more about them than it does about you.Cade Hoppe
SEVENTEEN are gearing up to head out on their BE THE SUN Tour, which will include ten US dates spanning cities like Seattle, Washington and Newark, New Jersey. These boys are some of the most talented artists in k-pop so be sure to head over to Ticketmaster for more info on how to secure your tickets. And in case you need a little more convincing, we picked one of our favorite recent SEVENTEEN performances so you can see how easily they light up a stage!
In the digital circuit, SONY Music’s THE FIRST TAKE channel on YouTube is getting ready for its next livestream event on June 16th and 18th, entitled Inside THE FIRST TAKE! The channel has helped Japanese stars like ALI, ReoNa, and yama make a name for themselves on the global stage, and they’re returning to THE FIRST TAKE to perform during the stream. Be sure to subscribe to THE FIRST TAKE on YouTube so you can stay updated on the event, and grab tickets here! Here’s their most recent performance so you can get a feel for what they do:
Music On Screen
If you don’t already have “The Feels” for TWICE, you will after you watch their incredible performance of “The Feels” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert! The girls did amazing in their first-ever in-person appearance on a US show and brought all their signature charisma and fun choreography along with them. They also just became the first k-pop girl group to ever play at a US stadium, so get ready for TWICE world domination!
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Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, The Honey POP, Genius, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, as well as my own Melodic Musings blog. Find me on socials @madisonmwrites!