Is there anything quite like the rush of discovering a new song or artist you can’t get enough of? We think not, and that’s exactly why we at TREMG love spotlighting rising and underappreciated talent to give creators at every level the recognition they deserve. So many artists kicked off 2023 by offering fans new treats, releasing some of the best work of their career, and opening up in their lyrics like never before. Throughout January, we got to introduce you to new music from artists like HUH YUNJIN and Tuvaband, but there’s a whole world of talent making their own waves. Here are some of our favorite new releases from this month!
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – “Lying On The Hood Of Your Car”
Andrew McMahon takes a walk down Memory Lane on “Lying On The Hood Of Your Car,” a slick indie-pop track that looks back on a patchwork of moments and key relationships throughout his life. It brings that feeling of teenage excitement and nights spent driving around with friends to life in such a fresh way, starting off 2023 with the carpe diem energy we all need going into the rest of the year. Life is too short not to lie on the hood of a car spilling your deepest secrets and connecting with the ones you’re closest to, and we know “Lying On The Hood Of Your Car” would be the perfect soundtrack to those nights! For more songs that’ll make a great soundtrack, check out Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and his website!
For me, this song is pure nostalgia. I made a conscious decision when I was writing it to imagine a whole world of important figures in my life lying next to me on the hood of that imagined vehicle. In one breath it’s a song about young love, and in another, it’s about those nights out with friends. Nights that ended in parking lot conversations about lives you might lead one day and places you might escape to if you could. I rarely build imagined worlds when I write songs, but something about this one feels very much like a memory to me.Andrew McMahon
Chloe Star – “Element”
Looking for a fierce rising artist to soundtrack your year? Look no further – it should be the future Persian-Native American superstar that is Chloe Star. “Element” is oozing with confidence and an effortless swagger, making it the ultimate anthem for getting ready or spending a night out with friends. It’s a thesis statement on who Chloe is and who she’ll become as her star rises, all while empowering listeners to find their own element and tap into their ambitions without hesitation. You can see more of Chloe in her element by linking up with her on Instagram and TikTok!
It’s a song about me just being in my element. My element is all about confidence, strength, not giving a flying fuck about anything, constantly pushing the limit, living life on the edge, and enjoying every moment that life throws at you.Chloe Star
Colony House – “Would Ya Could Ya”
This four-piece rock band is gearing up for an amazing year, between a slot at Bonnaroo this June, their The Cannonballers album dropping in February, and their irresistibly catchy new track, “Would Ya Could Ya!” This song is the perfect balance of escapism and modern reality, describing the urge to run away from the rest of the world while it’s “spinning around like a natural disaster.” Out of all the bands in the world, Colony House might be the one we’d be most likely to run away with. If you feel the same way, pre-save The Cannonballers here and get to know the band on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their official website!
It’s too easy getting sucked into the grind of everyday life… the hustle and the hurry we all willingly subject ourselves to. ‘Would Ya Could Ya’ is about breaking the mold. At surface level, it’s a ‘let’s get outta here’ open road, never look back type of cruiser, but beneath the surface, I think it recognizes that we are often the obstacle standing in our own way and that it’s up to us to make the next move.Caleb Chapman
joan – “nervous”
It’s no secret that good things come in pairs, and this rising duo is the perfect proof! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, “nervous” describes those nerves that come up when you’re starting to fall for someone new – you know, those ones that you’re always “obsessively trying to hide” to avoid embarrassing yourself or stumbling over your words while talking to them. This track captures the early days of new romance so well, while also reminding us of everything we love about joan’s unique approach to alt-pop. After a string of successful EPs, joan are officially in album mode for 2023, and you won’t want to miss it – keep up with the duo on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter!
We wrote this song with the lovely Emily Falvey of Nashville and Jonathan Capeci from Nightly, and the second we all walked into the room together, there was immediate chemistry between us. We wanted to get as close to the emotion of a sort of school-like love story, where you constantly want to be around them but you also literally feel like you’re going to throw up because you’re so… nervous (wink), and you don’t want to say the wrong thing around them. it’s such a cool and distinct feeling, we hope this song takes you back to that place.joan
Londynne’s Falling & Macca Wiles – “911”
Has there ever been a playlist that wouldn’t become 10x better with the addition of an energetic pop-punk anthem? We think not, and right now, your playlists need “911” from L.A. trio Londynne’s Falling and the UK’s very own Macca Wiles! “911” talks about the pressure we all feel at one point or another to push ourselves to be someone we’re not, or to change who we are to please someone else. It’s all about staying true to yourself and refusing to cater to someone else’s wishes for you, which is such an important message to keep in mind going into the new year. If it makes you fall for Londynne’s Falling, go connect with the band on Instagram and TikTok!
The song is about someone placing pressure on another person to be perfect, without an ounce of self-reflection. Whether it relates to celebrity culture and the internet, romantic relationships, or your personal relationship with your parents, it’s about feeling harsh judgement, and the sirens that people sound the moment you make a mistake.Guitarist Jacobi.e
NERIAH – “FALLING 4 SOMEBODY”
NERIAH gears up to let go of a crumbling relationship on the energizing “FALLING 4 SOMEBODY,” a track that commemorates the good times they spent together while also celebrating the freedom she’s gonna feel when she cuts things off. She combs through the various feelings of an imminent breakup while maintaining an overall positive outlook, acknowledging that sometimes “FALLING 4 SOMEBODY” just doesn’t work out. This pop-rock anthem is a must-listen for anyone in the last phase of a relationship who needs reassurance that it’s okay to break it off, or anyone who just needs a reminder that they deserve the world! NERIAH will be releasing a brand new EP, No One Cries Forever, in March, so stay updated on Instagram and TikTok.
’FALLING 4 SOMEBODY’ is about being in love with someone and discovering they’re not who you thought they were. It’s about wanting to leave a relationship, but staying because you’re scared to stray from its comfort. You’ve reached a breaking point in your relationship and know you should end it, but your fear prevents you from doing it.NERIAH
PRETZELLE – “ไม่รับความเห็นต่าง (U R MINE)”
INC, ICE, AUMAIM, and GRACE have already proven themselves to be one of Thailand’s most buzz-worthy groups, and they’re ready to take on the world stage with their dreamy-yet-daring new single, “ไม่รับความเห็นต่าง (U R MINE)!” This self-written song sees the girls approaching someone they have feelings for and staking their claim, refusing to let someone else win over the one they love. While retail stores are getting all decked out in pink and red hearts for Valentine’s Day, it’s time for you to deck out your playlists with this crush-worthy anthem! Make sure you keep up with all the twists of PRETZELLE’s career by following them on Instagram and Twitter.
I am so excited about this new song and how it represents a fresh, more playful, and confident side of PRETZELLE. As the lyricist for this track, I was able to collaborate with the other members to bring this song to life. The music is upbeat and catchy, with a hint of sexiness that really sets it apart from our previous work. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it and see the new direction we are heading in.PRETZELLE Member AUMAIM
Shane Garcia – “Evil Twin”
We at TREMG always love it when an artist isn’t afraid to address mental health in their music, and Shane Garcia shines while doing exactly that on “Evil Twin.” This haunting track details their experiences with mania and what it’s like to pick up the pieces after those manic episodes end. “She trashed my apartment and then fled the scene at sunrise,” Shane insists, and the way they describe the aftermath of the evil twin’s actions makes it feel like you’re stepping right into that world, looking around that apartment yourself and trying to piece together what happened the night before. You can keep up with Shane Garcia on Instagram for more confessional songs you’ll love!
I wrote this song with various experiences in mind from my own benders. I’ve had struggles with mental health, specifically bouts of mania that led to self-destructive decisions. By the end of those long nights and days when I was able to finally pull myself together, I felt like I wasn’t even in control. It was almost as if I was another person, an evil twin.Shane Garcia
Til the midnight hour – “Hear Me Out”
One of the most promising rising acts in the UK, Til the midnight hour fuses pop with R&B in an electrifying way on “Hear Me Out,” an emotive track that touches on loneliness and self-improvement as you push through pain. Her voice captures the emotion behind each lyric so well, letting the titular line out with frustration and longing that complements the tumultuous feelings of confusion and self-discovery that everyone knows all too well. It’s harrowing, thought-provoking and simply real. If you connect with the song, be sure to connect with Til the midnight hour on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok!
’Hear Me Out’ is about self-improvement and asking those around you for patience while you grow. ‘Hear Me Out’ is an up-to-date expression of my style and I really wanted the hook to be catchy and relatable. This is the first official single I’ve released since my first album, Discovering, in 2022, and it shows a turning point in my sound.Til the midnight hour
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