We at TREMG love spotlighting rising and underappreciated talent to give underground creators a platform and the recognition they deserve. So many artists spent November offering fans new treats, releasing some of the best work of their career, and opening up in their lyrics like never before. Throughout November, we got to talk to incredible artists like Leezy and Lizzy Cameron about their new projects, but there’s a whole world of talent making their own waves. Here are some of our favorite new releases from this month!
Aubrey O’Day – “Couple Goals”
Aubrey O’Day is back and fiercer than ever on the gritty “Couple Goals,” which sees her learning to let go of a relationship after seeing her ex’s new lady on TV bragging about their connection. It’s always weird to see someone you used to love with someone new, and Aubrey captures that feeling so well with lyrics like “I kinda like being the only one alive… that knows exactly how you show love and lie.” Getting to know someone that deeply gives you a clear perception of their strengths and flaws, while you might wonder how they treat someone else when it’s over. “Couple Goals” serves as an energetic release and a warning of sorts for her ex’s new girl to protect herself if things go south. Stay updated on this new chapter of Aubrey’s career by following her on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter!
I wrote this song after my relationship with Pauly D ended. I waited until I wasn’t emotionally attached to our experience before releasing so that the only intention of the release would be about sharing my true experience and support for other people in the same position I was. This is the first time I have released a song in the Rock genre and I feel this is where my best vocals live and I’m excited to share my first solo project since Danity Kane & Dumblonde albums released.Aubrey O’Day
Leyla Blue – “Jane Doe”
Leyla Blue is a pop enigma for a new generation, blurring the lines between reality and a mystical fantasy with quick-witted lyrics and moody production that invokes an air of effortless confidence. “Jane Doe” is an alluring track about knowing what you want out of life and romantic nights, with Leyla refusing to accept anything less than she knows she deserves and staying true to who she is inside rather than who others want her to be. It’s enticing and full of adrenaline, further proving she’s a trailblazer you’ll want to keep an ear out for. Get to know Leyla on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter!
‘Jane Doe’ is the love child of who I am and who I want to be. It’s about the power of anonymity and creating your own identity. My hope is that the song emboldens women to step into their power and control their narrative. We hold the pen to write our own story and become whoever we wish to be.Leyla Blue
Machine Gun Kelly – “Taurus” feat. Naomi Wild
Machine Gun Kelly is back with not only a new film called Taurus, but a song of the same name featuring Naomi Wild! “Taurus” is an introspective look at the darker side of fame, in line with the themes from the movie while giving MGK’s fans a treat from his own perspective. Naomi’s smooth hook draws from Blue Foundation’s “Eyes On Fire” and offers a velvety contrast from Colson’s angstier delivery. “Taurus” touches on themes that Kells has explored throughout his career while also showcasing his depth as an artist and just how far he’s come over the years. Watch him go even further by following him on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and his website!
Maggie Cubillos – “Old Shoes”
With the year starting to wind to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what worked in 2023, what didn’t, and what you want to change. And there’s no better anthem for that than “Old Shoes,” the debut single from the talented Californian songstress Maggie Cubillos. It’s gentle yet greatly energetic, offering comfort while celebrating the ups and downs of growth and change. Maggie’s thoughtful lyrics really shine and her bright vocals add so much dimension to her narrative. This is one rising star you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on! Connect with Maggie Cubillos on Instagram and TikTok for more inspirational energy.
‘Old Shoes’ is about embracing change and moving forward. I wrote it at a time in my life where I felt like everything around me had shifted and I had to decide whether I should stay afraid or embrace it and grow with it. I think writing this song helped me realize that sometimes change isn’t as scary as we think and there’s so many good things that can come from it.Maggie Cubillos
McKenna Grace – “Self Dysmorphia”
16-year-old McKenna Grace is already emerging as a defining voice of her generation, and “Self Dysmorphia” is the ultimate summary of why. This confessional track sees her taking on body dysmorphia, the unrealistic beauty standards that social media feeds us, and more over a pop-rock guitar riff that’s bound to get stuck in your head. It’s raw and vulnerable with a healthy cathartic energy, and “Self Dysmorphia” will definitely help thousands of fans worldwide who are dealing with similar thoughts. Learn more about this multi-talented artist and actress on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter!
I wrote this song at a time when I was dealing with a lot of body issues from my scoliosis and was in a dark hole of comparing myself to other people on social media. At the time, I wiped my entire Twitter account because I had read a thread of brutal comments from thousands of people talking about my appearance, my acting and my voice… After sitting on the song for a few months and playing it for my label and a few of my friends, I realized that people are going to think what they want to think about me, my intentions and my heart. I guess I am putting the song out there so that other people can see that it doesn’t matter how much you think you know someone or how amazing their life may look like from the outside, they too can be carrying around these weighted emotions and personal struggles. And as with most songs I write, I hope that people know they aren’t alone.McKenna Grace
The Rocket Summer – “M4U”
Half love song, half ode to self-discovery and individuality, “M4U” is The Rocket Summer at their best and most intriguing. Bryce Avary blends pop, electro, rock, and R&B into one gritty, invigorating package that makes us even more excited to see what he has up his sleeve! 2023 is set to be simply electrifying for the band, and if “M4U” is any indication, you’ll want to keep an eye on them for years to come. Take off with The Rock Summer on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their website!
I actually considered releasing this music under a separate name for some time. The Rocket Summer has always been me, but it has always been only a part of me, if that makes sense. There’s a lot more there that I’ve been aching to exhale, but the train of life moves fast. I really let myself reset with this one.Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer
XG – “GALZ XYPHER”
If you’re not already on your “Tippy Toes” to keep up with everything XG do, their latest unit video might just convince you to stan them! The “GALZ XYPHER” sees four members – COCONA, MAYA, HARVEY, and JURIN – joining together for a cypher and taking turns showing off their freestyle skills in three languages. Whether they’re performing in Japanese, English, or Korean, XG constantly find new ways to give their fans engaging content and prove their star power, all while encouraging listeners to follow their own ambitious dreams. This is just the beginning of a very bright, versatile future for the girls. Get on the wave early and get to know XG on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and their website!
Zach Seabaugh – “Girl In A Coffee Shop”
Zach Seabaugh explores the magic of what could have been on “Girl In A Coffee Shop,” an intricate portrait of what it’s like to be captivated by someone in public only to be too shy to talk to them. It mourns the love that Zach and this girl he found won’t experience together, while also giving a gleaming sense of hope – if he can feel this way about a stranger he saw once, it’ll only be amplified when he finds the right girl and the stars align. The lyricism is some of his best to date, painting such a vivid picture of the situation and the bittersweet excitement of gaining a new crush. For more excitement, check out Zach Seabaugh on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and his website!
‘Girl in a Coffee Shop’ is a song about seeing a stranger in public and wondering what I would say if I got the nerve to walk up to her. It’s a feeling that I hope others can relate to when they have wished they said hello to somebody, but felt more comfortable imagining the scenario in their head. By nature, it’s a simple song, but one of the most honest songs I’ve written and I hope others can find relatability in it.Zach Seabaugh
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