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 spent February offering fans new treats, releasing some of the best work of their career, and opening up in their lyrics like never before. Throughout February, we got to talk to incredible artists like The Crystal Casino Band, Kelvyn Colt, and Willie Manic about their latest projects, but there’s a whole world of talent making their own waves. Here are some of our favorite new releases from this month!
Cal in Red – “Corvette”
Sibling duo Cal in Red have delivered the perfect soundtrack for a car ride with your windows down, just in time for the warm weather! Their unique breed of indie-pop feels equally nostalgic and forward-thinking, so it can easily slot into your favorite playlist while also feeling like something fresh that you haven’t discovered yet. And if you dig “Corvette,” you’re in luck, because they recently gave us their sophomore EP, On the Dance Floor! It’s guaranteed to get you dancing, even if your only version of a dance floor is your dining room. Dance on over to Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter for more from Cal in Red!
It was awesome to see our Grandpa get his acting chops out for the video. I remember getting to drive the corvette exactly one time when I was 16. I was (fucking) terrified. I know how special that car is to Grandpa K. I’m super happy we got to show it off. I hope he is too.Kendall Wright
E’LAST – “Thrill”
Ready for a thrill ride? Buckle up and check out E’LAST’s latest comeback with “Thrill!” This slick pop track is all about the adrenaline in the beginning of a new relationship, and we can’t think of a better anthem to have on repeat during the Month Of Love. It’s the first comeback the group has had since member Seungyeop enlisted in the military, and even with such high expectations, they truly knocked this out of the park and outdid their past releases. And the music video is just as exciting, showing off the group’s dance skills and unique style like never before while mirroring the exhilaration of the lyrics with bright colors and bold sets. This one will last a long time on your playlist! Learn more about E’LAST on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
FIFTY FIFTY – “Cupid”
There’s a 50/50 chance that FIFTY FIFTY are already dominating your playlists, but in case they’re not, don’t worry – we’re about to put you on! This talented girl group just made their first comeback with a new single, “Cupid,” and their The Beginning: Cupid single album. We can’t think of a better way to round out the Month Of Love! “Cupid” is all about hoping for love, but not just waiting around for it until it arrives. You have everything you need within you, so go have fun in the meantime! And if that wasn’t already exciting enough, the girls just announced their fan name, HUNNIES, inspired by the nickname we call our loved ones and the number 100. So what are you waiting for? Become a HUNNIE and get to know FIFTY FIFTY on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and their agency’s website!
I received a lot of positive energy while preparing for this album. Given that the main message of the song is about taking the initiative to be in charge of ourselves, I tried my best to keep up a positive mindset despite the difficulties and challenges I faced throughout the preparation period. I hope everyone can get motivated by listening to this song as much as I did!ARAN of FIFTY FIFTY
iyla & Symba – “Impala”
Slick, thought-provoking pop is iyla’s signature charm, and she delivers just that with the reflective “Impala,” which touches on unhealthy relationship dynamics and returning to yourself when you realize you deserve better. Add Symba with an intriguing rap verse that tells the other side of the story, and you have a recipe for a masterpiece that deserves a spot on your favorite playlist. No matter which side of a toxic romance you’ve been on, you’ll relate to at least one of the verses, and if you dig “Impala,” you’ll love the rest of iyla’s freshly-released new EP, Appetite For Disaster! In just a few weeks, it’s already become one of our favorite projects of the year, and we can’t wait to see what else iyla has in store for us in 2023. Stay up to date on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her website!
‘Impala’’s meaning lies within me finding my way back to the city I’m from (and ultimately back to myself) after being entangled in a toxic relationship. I wanted the video to show my unhealthy attachment to the relationship while showing the journey back to myself and the beauty of where I grew up and the not so ‘Clueless’ Valley of Los Angeles.iyla
Jeremy Zucker – “internet crush”
If your loved one isn’t close to you during the thrilling Valentine’s season, it can be frustrating to see what feels like an endless Instagram feed of cute date night selfies and stories about partners buying each other flowers. But one plus side of that loneliness: you can relate to Jeremy Zucker’s stunning “internet crush,” a celebration of those long-distance relationships that leans into the oddly human connections we can feel over the internet during periods of separation, or even before meeting someone face-to-face. It’s equally heart-shattering and comforting, perfectly capturing the duality of those situations while showing off just how talented Jeremy is at stirring up all sorts of emotions with his lyrics. If they’re your new musical crush, connect with Jeremy on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter!
‘internet crush’ is about the realities of dating and love in the modern digital world. I think everyone has experience with the intersection of relationships and the internet in one way or another – whether that be with friends, parents, or a significant other. It’s really interesting how we can remain connected to somebody while separated by physical distance. There’s a lot of intimacy and connection over the internet, but at the same time, there’s a lot of isolation as well. I wrote the song about the weird dichotomy that exists in the connection between isolation and intimacy within the context of the internet and the frustrations in trying to find a pure connection.Jeremy Zucker
Jubël – “No More Tears”
Two things that never fail to make someone feel weightless: letting go of a toxic situation and a dance floor-worthy pop anthem. So why not combine them? That’s exactly what Swedish duo Jubël have done with the infectiously catchy “No More Tears,” which celebrates knowing your worth and stepping away from what no longer serves you. This track sounds like what a sunny spring day feels like, with airy whistles and bright synths that mirror the relief present in the lyrics. Moving on and moving up never felt so good! For more music that’ll push away your tears, link up with Jubël on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok!
‘No More Tears’ was made right after our summer tour. When we got back to Sweden filled with energy, we wanted to make something uplifting and fun. We came up with a theme for the song right away, we wanted the lyrics to have a twist compared to the ‘happy’ melody and sound. The song is about breaking free from something/someone that’s not good for you. A feeling that many of us have experienced in life and can relate to.Jubël
Leith Ross – “(You) on My Arm”
Canadian singer-songwriter Leith Ross is certainly an artist you need on your radar, and “(You) on My Arm” perfectly showcases their ability to tell a complete, fulfilling story by narrowing in on the details of what makes it so special. The images of a lover falling asleep in the passenger seat and complimenting their fashion sense as they get ready feel like so much more than just snapshots of a relationship, bringing that wholesome feeling of having a crush to a whole new level full of dreamy optimism and excitement. “(You) on My Arm” is an indie-pop wonderland that reminds us why we all escape into music: for the thrill of new experiences that build on our deepest wishes and hopes, reminding us that we’re never alone in what we’re feeling while also giving us something that feels like it was crafted just for us. You can get to know Leith Ross on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and their website, and grab tickets to their upcoming spring tour right here!
This song is about having a massive crush on someone. It happens, fortunately and unfortunately. I hope it can help with any yearning you may feel the need to do. That’s what it has done for me. I love being gay.Leith Ross
Matt Schuster – “Wasted Prayers”
If lyrics are one of the main things you listen for when you’re looking for new music, rising country powerhouse Matt Schuster needs to be on your radar! His new single, “Wasted Prayers,” takes you out for a night at the bar, but not as a fun evening out. He balances the idea of “wasted prayers” with “praying wasted” as he lets out his desperation and meets the bottom of a bottle. Every word of the song is so moving and really puts you in Matt’s shoes, as he ponders his journey in life and questions whether his hopes will bring him to where he wants to go. Don’t waste your chance to support Matt before he’s a household name – link up with him on Instagram and TikTok!
The inspiration for the song came to me at a writer’s round when I was feeling a little bit discouraged. This career is a race against yourself mentally, so I found myself drinking about it. I remember having a little bit of a spiritual moment right there in the chaos of the bar and immediately seeing the double meaning behind ‘wasted prayers.’ I think everyone can relate to the frustration of feeling like your thoughts or prayers go unanswered and I’m excited for everyone to have this one.Matt Schuster
Theresa Gorella – “House Of Broken Mirrors”
Taking a step back and looking at how you’ve changed over the years can be scary, but it can also feel like a relief to see how fluid things can be, to know that you’re capable of evolving no matter how low you may feel. Theresa Gorella captures that feeling in a stunning, mid-tempo ballad with “House Of Broken Mirrors,” her solo debut outside of being 1/2 of Poster Child. An immersive mix of soul and country, the song takes listeners on a journey through Theresa’s struggles, but also prompts them to comb through their own difficulties and learn from the dark times we all face. It sets the tone for an awe-inspiring solo career that’s bound to change listeners’ perspectives and outlook on life, encouraging them to step over the shattered mirrors that may be sitting at their feet and to march onwards towards a brighter time. Stay up to date with Theresa’s future endeavors by following her on Instagram!
[This song] is about all the times I gave up on myself, and the bad choices that led me to be someone I didn’t like. It was a time of feeling lost and ashamed. I wanted to rewind and feel like myself again.Theresa Gorella
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