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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, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, and I’m the founder of Melodic Musings. In addition to writing, I’m a community editor on Genius, lyric curator on Musixmatch, and a playlist curator at VOLUP2. My favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly, BLACKPINK, Elko, phem, and YUNGBLUD. She/her.

9 of the Coolest New Rock Songs That May Have Gone Under Your Radar This June

With the peak of summer coming up, artists are giving their all to create the songs that will soundtrack your poolside days, barbecues, and even just chill nights in your room. Here are nine rocking songs that came out this month! Analog Party – “Blind Driver” The energetic new track from California’s Analog Party draws…

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K-Pop Superstars SEVENTEEN Take “Ready to Love” to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

The release cycle for SEVENTEEN’s Your Choice EP, which came out last week, is in full swing, and it’s proving to be wildly successful – the project has already sold over a million copies! The Korean supergroup performed the EP’s lead single, “Ready to Love,” for Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night, and  With the…

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YUNGBLUD Returns to the Stage With Free Show at Whisky-a-Go-Go This Friday

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, YUNGBLUD consistently made an effort to connect with his fans (who he calls the Black Hearts Club) through social media, a digital tour, and four livestreams of The YUNGBLUD Show. He’s finally reuniting with the BHC in person this Friday night with a special performance at Whisky-a-Go-Go in Los Angeles! YUNGBLUD…

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TWICE Take ‘Taste of Love’ to #6 on the Billboard 200 and Announce New Japanese Album

TWICE treated fans to their fun Taste of Love mini album earlier this month, and listeners certainly resonated with it – the project shot to #6 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, their highest position on the chart since October 2020’s Eyes wide open went to #72, and reached the top spot on Billboard’s Top…

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Smith & Myers Celebrate All Kinds of Romance With “Bad at Love” Music Video

As part of Shinedown, rockers Brent Smith and Zach Myers have created six studio albums, earned 14 RIAA-certified singles, accrued 2.7 billion streams, sold 10 million records, and even ranked #1 on Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Mainstream Rock Artists chart. Over the past six years, they’ve even branched out to create the duo Smith…

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”Pretty Please” Check Out The Funklabb’s New Single with Myah Marie

The Funklabb bring the 70s back to life with “Pretty Please,” their summery new track about longing for a crush. The track is a co-release with Myah Marie, who’s known for her backing vocals on songs like Britney Spears’ “Circus” and Selena Gomez’s Rare album, and features Ruba and Young Dinero.  “Pretty Please” is one…

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SEVENTEEN Show Off Their Maturation and Versatility as a Group on ‘Your Choice’ EP

Fresh off their million-selling 2020 projects ; (Semicolon) and Heng:garæ, SEVENTEEN is back with their Your Choice mini album, which showcases their growth as a band since their 2015 debut. They’ve already sold over 7.5 million albums and collected over 2 billion streams, but if Your Choice is any indication, those numbers are only going…

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King Shelter Stand as Firm as “CONCRETE!” Against Gun Violence

Great for fans of acts like grandson, King Shelter’s “CONCRETE!” is a frantic, politically-charged anthem. As the first single from their upcoming PATIENCE EP, the song tackles gun violence with rap-like cadence over energetic guitars. “‘CONCRETE!’ is about the frustration with the glorification of the shooter,” Taylor Hecocks of King Shelter explains. “We’ve seen the…

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Catholic Guilt Acknowledge Grief and Mourn on Touching Track “Nothing…”

Grief and loss are, unfortunately, something everyone has to deal with at some point or another, but life can go on and you can grow from that hardship. Melbourne rockers Catholic Guilt reflect on losing a loved one with “Nothing…,” the final single from their August 2020 EP This is What Honesty Sounds Like. “‘Nothing…’…

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Interscope and Essentia Unveil Insightful “Stop for Nothing” Artist Series

COVID-19 made daily life harder for everyone, but especially artists who draw from their own experiences for their work and couldn’t tour or connect with fans in person. That’s why Interscope Records is teaming up with Essentia Water for “Stop for Nothing,” a musical spotlight series that features a new up-next Interscope artist each month. …

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Katastro Drop Danceable “One Day” Ahead of ‘Sucker’ Album

Katastro is determined to soundtrack your summer with “One Day,” a tropical-esque track about a back-and-forth relationship. “One Day” is the newest offering from their upcoming sixth album, Sucker – fans have already heard, and fallen in love with, tracks like “100 Rips,” “Way Too High,” and “The Way I Feel.” The Phoenix-based group –…

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