Tag: Music

UPSAHL’s ‘Young Life Crisis’ is a Time Machine to Pre-COVID Party Culture

It seems like there are two kinds of people in quarantine: those who miss social settings and those who are thankful to be missing out. Whichever side of the spectrum you’re on, UPSAHL’s brilliant sophomore effort, Young Life Crisis, will speak to your reasoning. The EP encapsulates the overwhelming, yet exhilarating, environment of a party…

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NJOMZA SHARES TENDER TRIBUTE TO LOVE “LUCKY”, Watch The Emotional Video Here

The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter NJOMZA returns with the tender new single and video “Lucky,” out now on SinceThe80s/Motown. Listen HERE. The track, built around gospel guitar chords and NJOMZA’s ascendant vocals, is a warm, soul-inflected reminder to hold your loved ones close. She sounds lost and lonely at first, but as the song unfolds, it builds to a kindhearted climax, repeating insistently,…

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phem Navigates Mental Health and Young Adulthood on ‘how u stop hating urself pt. 1’

“Should I just let go, so I could crash and explode?” phem ponders on “self control,” the lead single of her new project, how u stop hating urself pt. 1. “self control” and the succeeding single, “stfu,” both seem to address a romantic partner at the surface, but it’s just as plausible that the songs…

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WALLIE THE SENSEI TEAMS WITH 42 DUGG FOR SMOOTH “SCANDALOUS” REMIX

Los Angeles rapper Wallie the Sensei throws a fresh coat of paint on his hit single “Scandalous,” with an impassioned remix featuring Detroit’s 42 Dugg, out now on Capitol Records. You can listen to Wallie’s all-new version of the braggadocious track HERE. Wallie has met his match in 42 Dugg. The places they’re from seem entirely different on paper — but they both…

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ASIAHN’S NEW SINGLE “GET AWAY” IS A BEAUTIFUL ESCAPE

Jersey-born, Carolina-raised R&B singer/songwriter Asiahn returns today with a new single and visual “Get Away.” Fluttering harps and serpentine bass-lines set the tone for the song’s welcome escapism, as she dreams of better days in the arms of a lover. Listen HERE. The peaceful video places Asiahn in a dreamy desert, living out that message. Watch HERE. “Get Away” offers simple pleasures in both Asiahn’s beckoning…

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THEHXLIDAY RELEASES NEW SINGLE, BATBOY EP COMING 2021

Thank U (lnk.to) Up-and-coming rapper/singer/songwriter TheHxliday has shared his latest single, a painfully honest and powerful track called “Thank U.” Showcasing his moody hybrid of dark pop, hip-hop, and alt-R&B, “Thank U” is the Baltimore native’s first new music since signing to Motown Records earlier this year and is the lead single off his forthcoming BatBoy EP…

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Disturbed

Music plays softly through a speaker resting on the corner of the desk, mimicking rhythms of Charlotte Day Wilson and Cigarettes After Sex to set the mood. Its soft vibrations calm thin walls and thick wooden frames of the bedroom, engraving its lyrics on freshly dug graves and sweaty, soiled skins. The pen glides along…

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The Music Found Through Movies

Let’s look back on movie soundtracks. Those “Various Artists” falling under the category of “Music From and Inspired by” movies can become some of our randomly favorite songs and even become chart-topping hits. Dirty Dancing, Space Jam, Purple Rain, and The Bodyguard all became top-selling albums their respective release years.  Take it back to walking…

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