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 July offering fans new treats, releasing some of the best work of their career, and opening up in their lyrics like never before. Throughout July, we got to talk to incredible artists like Tanner Adell and MAYCE 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!
Aluna, Tchami, & Kareen Lomax – “Running Blind”
To put it simply, “Running Blind” sounds the same way it feels to be making strides towards your dreams at lightning speed. There’s such a refreshing energy to this song that will empower you to reach towards your goals, and we can’t think of a better soundtrack for those ambitious, go-getter moments you’re bound to have after listening. “Running Blind” celebrates the importance of freedom and emotion, encouraging you to “never let [your] soul down” and seize every moment you can. That’s the empowering reminder we all need as the summer winds down! Now is the perfect time to run towards a brighter future with Aluna right by your side. Be sure to check out her full MYCELiUM album and learn more about her work on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and her website.
This is an unusual track on the album because Tchami actually sent me this beat and I wrote to it remotely. The irresistible sound just immediately made me think of the insatiable pull that freedom has on me. In my experience, freedom is not something you win on your own, just like I wasn’t able to single handedly change the industry for Black women. When Kareen effortlessly added her poetry, the song took on a whole new level and I finally felt like it was doing the job it was meant.Aluna
Brett Altman – “My Way Out”
After a breakup turns your world upside down, it can be hard to find your way to rebuild your life and get back on your feet. But once you do, nothing can hold you down anymore. Brett Altman carves his own euphoric path on “My Way Out,” bidding goodbye to a past lover and marching towards a much brighter future. He adopts a healthier mindset as he realizes he was never the problem in the end, giving himself the kind of love that the relationship never could. Every moment of “My Way Out” is bound to make you smile, shedding the unbearable weight of heartbreak and turning it into something that will get you dancing and daydreaming about the life you truly want to live. Make your way to Brett Altman’s Facebook, Instagram, and official website for more!
I’m sure you’ve heard the ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ break up excuse. But have you also heard ‘your dreams are childish and you’re not a go-getter?’ I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing both… ‘My Way Out’ is a pop/dance song that focuses on turning pain into empowerment. Driven by a funky bass line and triumphant string arrangement, this track is one powerful breakup anthem!Brett Altman
Durry – “I’m Fine (No Really)”
Were you an emo teenager singing along to My Chemical Romance’s “I’m Not Okay” as you dealt with the ups and downs of high school, and now you’re a confused young adult trying to find your way in the world as it gets more and more chaotic? If so, then sibling duo Durry have just the song for you with “I’m Fine (No Really),” a look at how we tend to tell those around us that we’re okay just so they don’t worry about us, or just to avoid the mortifying ordeal of being known. Regardless of what has you down or stressed, this track will feel like a comforting shoulder to cry on while reminding you that you’re not alone in what you’re feeling. If it feels like Durry really understand you, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter, and try to catch them on their fall tour!
You know when somebody says they’re fine, but their eyes are screaming otherwise? This is the song their eyes are screaming. Possibly the world’s most common lie, ‘I’m Fine (No Really)’ is an upbeat barn-burner with dark undertones and a surprising amount of screaming.Durry
Maggie Cubillos – “Slow Motion”
When you’re hurting, the right song can feel like a warm hug and a message from someone you love saying that you’ll be okay. And if you’re hurting right now, Maggie Cubillos has that song for you in the form of “Slow Motion,” a beautiful reflection on growth and healing after a love falls apart. Between Maggie’s soft vocals and the emotional, evocative lyrics, there’s something on this track for everyone to admire, building a gorgeous atmosphere of strength and careful optimism while also acknowledging the pain that inevitably comes with heartbreak. If the music speaks to you, be sure to connect with Maggie on Instagram and TikTok!
‘Slow Motion’ is for everyone who’s been scared to move on. It’s scary to acknowledge the end of a chapter and move forward but there is no set timeline for that. I think society pressures us to feel like we should be at a certain place in our healing process when in reality that looks sooo different for everyone. Healing isn’t linear and writing this song helped me realize that and understand that growth takes time.Maggie Cubillos
Mia Moretti – “Sweet Juju”
There’s nothing quite like the rush of late summer nights, but Mia Moretti’s “Sweet Juju” comes pretty close. It’s everything you’d possibly want for a summer anthem, delivering a good dose of dance-worthy beats and sunshine with vocal samples from the great Letta Mbulu. While you listen, you’ll feel like you’re strutting down the streets of Manhattan and letting the city’s good vibes energize you! And if “Sweet Juju” isn’t enough to convince you that Mia is the electronic mastermind your playlist has been waiting for, consider the fact that she’s DJ’d at Dua Lipa’s MET Gala afterparty and the Los Angeles Barbie movie premiere. It’s time to add “Sweet Juju” to your rotation and check out Mia Moretti on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her website!
’Sweet Juju’ is a NYC summery disco bop. I made this track during a cold New York winter, dreaming of the days when it would be too hot to do anything but dance. Sweaty block parties, impromptu stoop hangs, boombox bicyclists, funky bodegas, and dark basement clubs are the summer moments ‘Sweet Juju’ is made for. It’s infectious, delicious and full of summer soul.Mia Moretti
Sadye – “Keep It To Myself”
The push-and-pull of a hot and cold relationship can be so exhausting, but often thrilling, and it makes for some pretty unforgettable music. One of the best examples in recent memory is Sadye’s adrenaline-filled “Keep It To Myself,” which throws you right into the story of a heated romance – or lack thereof – as two lovers push each other away only to reel each other right back in moments later. In the era of the modern situationship, too much is never enough, and the same can be said about Sadye’s music. There’s such a unique spark to every song thanks to her storytelling and cathartic vision of what makes pop music truly moving. If you like what you’re hearing, be sure to move on over to Sadye’s Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter!
I wrote it about the same relationship I talked about in my first release, ‘Biblical.’ I was embarrassed to be stuck in a loop with this person, sneaking them out of my apartment. The song is definitely me sarcastically biting back, telling them I know it isn’t love and all the non-feelings are mutual. Slush Puppy came in and produced it out. He gave me the fuckboy, circus anthem of my dreams.Sadye
Salt Ashes – “Stains”
If you’re in your healing era, then you know firsthand how hard it can be to come to terms with things you’ve been through and learn to give yourself grace. But even in the most difficult moments of that growth, you deserve all the love and compassion you can possibly muster. Salt Ashes harnesses that energy into a beautiful portrait of evolution and self-admiration on “Stains,” a letter to herself that acknowledges just how powerful we are in our individual healing journeys. It’s just as haunting as it is uplifting, with the contrast between Salt Ashes’ airy voice and the eerie production mirroring the contrast between frustration and hope that we feel as we process things and try to move forward. For more empowering, healing moments, connect with Salt Ashes on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
‘Stains’ is a very personal song that I wrote to myself. It’s a song about helping yourself overcome previous pain or trauma and actually asking and allowing yourself to heal because only you can do that.Salt Ashes
TOMORROW X TOGETHER & Jonas Brothers – “Do It Like That”
Of course, we had to give a shoutout to one of our favorite K-Pop collabs of all time! “Do It Like That” is definitely in the running to be the hottest song of the summer, bringing together some of the most talented men on the global music scene for one infectiously catchy, fun love song. TXT and the Jonas Brothers’ styles mesh together so well and their vocals sound incredible on one track! Consider this our official petition for them to band together as a supergroup, honestly. We’ve had “Do It Like That” on repeat since it came out and we know that won’t change any time soon. Get to know TXT on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter, and learn more about the Jonas Brothers on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and their website.
I grew up listening to Jonas Brothers’ music so it’s very surreal that we had a chance to collaborate with them on this track. ‘Do It Like That’ has an infectious melody that’ll make everyone want to sing along.YEONJUN of TOMORROW X TOGETHER
By Madison Murray
Featured Image: The Jonas Brothers and TXT, Courtesy of BIGHIT MUSIC