JB Elwood, Erin Greider, TYLA, ROSIE H SULLIVAN, HENNESSY x cHIP sHOP, PRINCESS GOES, LAGUNA GOONS, Polo & Pan, COLBIE CAILLAT, CHLOE STROLL… – OutLoud! Tradition
Impressed by the enduring riffs of Slash from Weapons N’ Roses, JB Elwood launched into his musical journey on the tender age of ten. The reverberating chords of “Welcome to the Jungle” grew to become the catalyst for a deep-rooted ardour that drew from the wealthy musical tapestry of his West Virginian lineage. Descended from a legacy of musicians who strummed the fiddle, banjo, and guitar and serenaded the native radio with gospel, JB Elwood’s heritage is steeped in Appalachian rhythms.
Whereas his birthplace lies within the Midwest’s coronary heart, Elwood’s story is a mosaic of cities, painted by his father’s occupation as a structural engineer. Regardless of these city landscapes, his coronary heart stays tethered to the melodies of the nation. At the moment, Austin, Texas, resonates as his chosen residence—a metropolis that enhances his inventive spirit and fuels his bold goals.
Affectionately dubbed “JB Elwood,” his stage title is a tribute to his late grandfather, John Elwood Ball—a visionary entrepreneur in southern West Virginia’s coalfields. His grandpa on the opposite aspect of his household, Eugene “Poppy” Jackson, a self-taught musician, gifted his treasured Nineteen Sixties Gibson Dove guitar, an heirloom, that now underpins Elwood’s songwriting. This fusion of his previous along with his current encapsulates an id outlined by household, reminiscence, and expertise.
Elwood’s music is an odyssey of narratives, paying homage to each the city cityscapes and the tranquil countryside. His songs bridge divides, weaving tales of affection, heartbreak, perseverance, change, trials, and exhilarating journeys. Via JB Elwood’s soulful chords, listeners are invited to search out their very own tales, making his melodies a common soundtrack to life.
Native Angelino Erin Greider began writing songs as early as 8 years previous along with her buddy whose dad was in a storage band. She additionally began enjoying guitar at 8 after watching Lindsay Lohan in Freaky Friday. From there, she picked up drums and piano and at last at 15 she saved up sufficient of her cash to purchase her first bass which grew to become her favourite and important instrument.
Songwriting continued to be a large a part of her life, working with completely different producers and recording her songs since eighth grade (although by no means releasing and even letting anybody hear them). She was 13 when a producer first supplied to pay her for her music “Can’t Wait to Meet You” for a longtime artist they had been working with on the time.
Songwriting and music took a little bit of a backseat whereas Erin was in college finding out movie and economics till the summer season of 2020 when the world stopped transferring. “Sim Controllers” was written in a month or two and recorded with Alex Elena and Marciel Miranda within the fall.
She is massively stoked that “Sim Controllers” is lastly out however much more excited to maintain engaged on new stuff.
In addition to music, she continues to be a movie nerd and can speak to you about it for hours. Movies usually affect her songwriting and she or he would need you to know her favourite movie is Sundown Boulevard.
South African world star Tyla, who has dominated the second half of 2023 along with her viral single, “Water,” arrives at this time with its highly-anticipated music video. The video, directed by Youngster and Kwasi Fordjour, is now enjoying.
A part of what makes “Water” one of many 12 months’s standout feel-good tracks is its effervescent nature, and the music video takes that theme a step additional. Themed round Tyla and a cohort of mates making ready to and stepping out to social gathering, the “Water” video dares its viewer to have nearly as good a time as Tyla, rapidly flashing glimpses of what makes a summer season night time a summer season night time: toilet linkups with the ladies, intricate, pre-planned outfits and sufficient gyration to interrupt a sweat even within the cooling air of the night time. The 21-year-old star shines, gracefully slinking all through the video to the rhythm of her infectious lyrics, meshing seamlessly with a dance social gathering on the apex of the night time. Easy switches between centerstage and integrating with gentle choreography are moreover noteworthy.
The arrival of the “Water” video represents the crowning achievement of what’s been a whirlwind 2023 and rollout for the rising star’s first single to chart on a number of world Billboard Songs charts. The music debuted in August to widespread fanfare, instantly sparking curiosity and fan interplay on social media. A TikTok problem ensued, and the music has since soundtracked over 1.6 million posts on the platform and generated a whopping 3 billion views. Previous to the arrival of at this time’s video, Tyla racked up over 10 million YouTube views between the official “Water” audio, lyric video and Vevo DSCVR efficiency video, and she or he’s rapidly approaching a quarter-billion subscribers.
“Water” continues to rise on the South African Billboard Songs chart, at present sitting in a High 20 place at no. 20, and it has made High 40 landings on various world charts, together with Australia (no. 40), New Zealand (no. 5), Dutch (no. 14), Swedish (no. 24) and the UK (no. 16). She additionally at present sits at no. 2 on the Billboard Scorching 100 Effervescent Beneath chart, which places her in prime place to earn her first-ever placement on the coveted U.S. Billboard Scorching 100. She was even noticed subsequent to Kim Kardashian at Milan Trend Week earlier this 12 months, which set social media ablaze.
Rosie H Sullivan pronounces her new single ‘Solely A Ladies’ + new EP ‘In My Nature’ out November tenth by way of Nettwerk.
The Scottish songwriter continues her streak of meditative indie-folk along with her new monitor ‘Solely A Lady’, main with the announcement of her new EP In My Nature releasing November 10th.
The next EP follows her debut launch 123° East out earlier this 12 months and sees Rosie H Sullivan enter a brand new period, with a group of songs every exploring topics near her coronary heart.
Upcoming single ‘Solely A Lady’, co-written with Katie Sutherland, is a self-proclaimed energy feminist anthem that explores the intricacies of being a girl within the 21st century. “I’m solely a girl in spite of everything,” Sullivan sings. “I’ll by no means match.”
Sullivan ups the ante with the sonics of the monitor, crafting probably the most highly effective preparations in her discography but and drawing similarities to the stylistics of Phoebe Bridgers and supergroup Boygenius, notably with its hazily heat environment and gossamer vocals that sweep over layered drums.
“The lyrics’ twin that means of by no means being one to slot in or conform with society, to experiencing points with physique picture and self-worth is one thing each girl can relate to and it’s a topic I’m wholly obsessed with. Ladies are warriors.”
“Penning this with Katie Sutherland who’s an artist, a songwriter, a musician, a mom, a girl!, and somebody who evokes me, was superb, and I’m so proud to share this one along with her. The second verse was impressed by an Emma Thomson interview she gave, to not waste your life worrying about your physique – a strong interview and phrases that caught with me.” – Rosie H Sullivan.
This music is an umbrella for points ladies always face, and as Sullivan explains: “on the finish of the day, we’re bloody superb and actually fucking sturdy.”
The promising younger musician, now based mostly in Edinburgh, has been creating music since her early teenage years and is a natural-born storyteller. Now in her 20s, she writes about what
she is aware of and the way she feels and has an identical ethereal musical model to the likes of Laura Marling and Elliott Smith.
Sullivan’s breakthrough got here in 2021 along with her debut single, ‘So It Is’, which she captured in simply one absorb her guardian’s backyard. Launched in demo type, the one has racked up onwards of 600,000 streams on Spotify. As well as, her latest offered out stint at Glasgow’s King Tut’s, look at this 12 months’s Celtic Connections plus her personal Scottish tour is appropriately main her down the proper path to changing into probably the most prestigious songwriters of our age.
Make certain to catch Rosie H Sullivan at her upcoming tour scheduled for this November. Full dates beneath.
‘Solely A Lady’ is offered now.
In My Nature EP is out November 10th.
SEE ROSIE LIVE THIS NOVEMBER:
SAT 4TH – TOOTH & CLAW, Inverness
SUN 5TH – VOODOO ROOMS, Edinburgh
TUES 7TH – HOPE & RUIN, Brighton
WEDS 8TH – THE GRACE, London
Hennessy, the world’s main cognac model and probably the most name-dropped manufacturers in Hip-Hop has launched its month-long collaboration with Brixton’s legendary cHIP sHOP to champion rising artists who’re retaining the heartbeat of the style alive. Kicking off final night time with a VIP launch occasion that noticed performances from a collection of artists who symbolize their technology of Hip-Hop. Headlined by UK Rap legend, GHETTS. The MOBO awards-winning East London rapper made the journey to Brixton to headline the occasion alongside units from Croydon songwriter JORDS, Birmingham lyricist TRUMENDOUS, South Norwood DJ & Rapper BENNY MAILS and Brixton resident, poet and MC, AMY TRUE. Along with unbelievable performances company had been handled to a primary style of ‘Hennessy Scorching Wings’ a Henny-infused sizzling wing, completely paired with ‘Cherry Rewind’ Hennessy V.S cocktails.
The specifically chosen performers are all revered UK torch-bearers of the now 50-year-old style of hip-hop. It’s been 50 years because the start of hip-hop in an condo constructing in The Bronx, New York. Since then, hip-hop has advanced right into a chart-topping multi-million greenback worldwide business and cultural phenomenon. This partnership follows the manufacturers’ restricted version launch with business legend Nas. Coming to Brixton celebrates the distinctive and legit connection Hennessy has to the Hip-Hop neighborhood, respecting the previous, repping the current and trying to the longer term.
cHIP sHOP is nestled within the coronary heart of Brixton, the legendary venue that has lengthy been the heart beat of hip-hop tradition in South London. Past the music, the venue has cultivated an inclusive and electrical environment, drawing hip-hop fanatics from all walks of life, a spot the place historical past, rhythm, and neighborhood come collectively. The echoes of legendary acts resembling Chuck D, Ice T, Run DMC and Mobb Deep nonetheless reverberate inside its partitions, leaving an indelible mark on Brixton’s vibrant musical legacy.
Princess Goes — the buzzy band led by the charismatic showmanship and signature voice of vocalist, lyricist, musician and actor Michael C. Corridor (Dexter, Six Ft Beneath, Lazarus) alongside keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie, Cyndie Lauper) and drummer Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood) — share their extremely anticipated new LP, ‘Come Of Age’, by way of SO In De Goot Recordings.
The album arrives because the New York trio put together to launch it with a particular reside present at London’s EartH venue this Sunday night time (8 Oct) – closing remaining tickets are on sale now right here:
‘Come Of Age’ is the trio’s most accessible, but revolutionary work to this point, replete with songs that traverse an exciting and infrequently stunning sonic and lyrical panorama. There’s a transparent cohesiveness to the 12 songs on the album that handle to be abruptly catchy and intoxicating, soundtrack-y musicscapes for the ages, synth-heavy however multi-faceted.
The musical progress on ‘Come Of Age’ was natural, and although onstage and on paper, they’re a keyboards-drums-vocals band, this album is rife with guitar and bass, devices that play an even bigger position than they did on earlier recordings. The band’s evolution is ongoing and infrequently unearthly, spacy and provocative within the vein of Bowie’s Blackstar (David Bowie personally forged Corridor to play the lead position of Thomas Newton in his closing stage undertaking – Lazarus on Broadway).
Spanish indie-rock band – LAGUNA GOONS – have shared the title-track from their new EP ‘Academics’.
A fuzzy and fired-up monitor that teeters on the anxiety-inducing line between grunge-laden storage rock and anthemic indie, “Academics” sees writhing earworm hooks jostle with infectious, reverb-laden riffs and sharp storytelling.
Written within the wake of the band’s experiences instructing English in native colleges, the band share of the brand new monitor:
“Everybody bitches about lecturers they’ve had, till they grow to be one. I want I’d had me as a instructor. I want I’d had a punk for an English instructor.”
“Academics” additionally arrives alongside a nostalgic new video, which captures the angst and agitation of the band’s reside performances alongside the mundanity and frustration that comes together with day-to-day life as a instructor. Watch right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f73fKD1bom8.
Pioneering a brand new wave of indie-rock of their native Spain, Laguna Goons have cast a musical id closely impressed by the UK music scene with hints of every little thing from nostalgic Britpop to storage rock, grunge and fashionable post-punk creeping into their distinctive sound.
The title-track of the band’s new ‘Academics’ EP, the newest launch is one among 4 model new tracks featured on the prolonged launch alongside “Locked Up”, “Instinto Pure” and “Runaway Bloodbath”, the latter of which just lately obtained airplay from John Kennedy on Radio X.
Laguna Goons are Thiago Pesaresi Gomez (vocals, lead guitar), Pablo Rodríguez Benítez (guitar), Wouter Bruins (drums) and David Jakobi (bass). Taking inspiration from the UK indie music scene — and one of many solely bands in Spain to be making their distinctive model of indie-rock — the four-piece describe their sound as “danceable nervous storage with grunge and Britpop references.”
Having performed at venues throughout their residence nation, the band have additionally appeared at a variety of festivals together with Bilbao BBK Stay, Cala Mijas Pageant and BIME Stay, alongside their debut UK tour this Autumn that includes reside exhibits in Bristol and London.
revered “French Contact” duo Polo & Pan ship their new Carrossel Do Tempo EP, a undertaking containing 4 tracks that see them opening up their model to musical inspirations from world wide. The discharge is out now by way of Ekleroshock/Hamburger/Virgin Music.
A quick itinerary: The regal trumpets of the titular monitor “Carrossel Do Tempo” flaunt in like opening credit introducing the silky, inviting narrations of enigmatic Brazilian vocalist Abrão. “Chamallow” turns the lens round for an introspective however joyful French pop treatise on love and household. Subsequent, “Charanga” soundtracks an evening spent bopping by a nocturnal jungle rave in South America with a posse of sprites, all glowing with mischief and thriller. The EP closes with “Nagori,” a breezy, toe-tapping pop charmer that evokes languid poolside hangouts because the late summer season solar units beneath the horizon. The title references the Japanese phrase for a specific transient melancholy felt for a second that’s practically handed, a sense that washes over you because the file ends.
Carrossel Do Tempo was written and recorded world wide, with a rising forged of collaborators and heightened manufacturing worth. As is the case for a lot of iconoclasts, It could have taken a while for the world-at-large to catch Polo & Pan’s inventive drift, however now we’re all very a lot alongside for the voyage. All through the EP, Polo & Pan skillfully mix numerous cultural references and collect superb collaborators collectively. The preparations and the strings have been directed by the LA-based Italian composer Daniele Luppi (Hazard Mouse, John Legend, Gnarls Barkley, Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers) and supply an environment reminding us of the best of basic Hollywood film soundtracks.
Along The Way
• “These songs are written from my experiences with love and loss alongside the best way. It is a breakup album with love and appreciation and understanding for the previous, studying to be alone and loving it, whereas being longing for what’s to come back.” – Colbie Caillat
• Caillat’s debut solo nation album, Alongside The Manner, showcases her signature mix of folk-pop melodies and heartfelt lyrics, creating an emotional and introspective expertise for listeners previous and new. She’s going to carry out “I’ll Be Right here” on Monday, October ninth on NBC’s TODAY at 10am (all time zones). A brand new music video for “Meant For Me” has additionally been launched.
• With over 35M whole streams on the undertaking previous to album launch, Caillat continues to impress after practically 20 years of profession success. Thus far, she has been honored with two GRAMMY Awards, earned quite a few RIAA Platinum and Gold certifications, and accrued greater than 15 billion streams throughout her catalog.
• Rising singer-songwriter Chloe Stroll, who just lately delivered singles “Run” and “Pedestal,” releases a brand new, intimate monitor, “Hurricane.” The only was produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Swagg R’ Celsius a.okay.a. KID 808 (H.E.R., Okay. Michelle, Babyface, Elle Varner), who additionally co-wrote the monitor alongside Stroll. The graceful but charming music was written to precise feelings of at all times being there to help these you like, even of their darkest moments.
• “I recorded ‘Hurricane’ three days earlier than my husband [a professional snowboarder] was competing. He was cool as a cucumber, and I used to be a nervous wreck, so I wrote the music about being by his aspect and wanting him to know I’d at all times be there for him. The music is about standing by the one you love 1000% and being there in one of the best of occasions and throughout the storms.” – Chloe Stroll
viral pop sensation Gabriela Bee reveals her debut single ‘Look At You Now’– a monitor that powerfully marks the beginning of a time of change and new beginnings for Gabriela, and showcases her extraordinary vocals and promise as an evolving artist. The monitor has already been very properly obtained on-line from teaser movies, constructing a tidal-wave of anticipation surrounding the long-awaited launch of latest music from Gabriela.
Finest identified and recognised for her participating social media presence, having amassed a powerful 1M followers on Instagram, and 10M over on TikTok, Gabriela nonetheless has a lot extra to present and share along with her viewers, and with this new music, she makes use of her highly effective voice and skills to just do that.
Take heed to ‘Look At You Now’ here
Gabriela speaks on the that means behind the brand new monitor, expressing that; “LOOK AT YOU NOW is a love music devoted to my youthful self. Within the lyrics, I’m chatting with her as if little Gabi is standing proper infront of me. It’s a music about reassurance and safety over my youthful self, reminding her that every little thing occurs for a cause. The tone and dynamics of my lyrics and vocals are very mild, as I’d be speaking to a baby. Generally, rising up, the dangerous occasions really feel like they’ll final eternally, and that it’s onerous to search out the Solar on days the place the darkness clouds every little thing.”
Watch the Official Lyric Video here
As somebody who’s childhood has closely revolved round music, having posted covers and authentic materials on-line because the age of 12 and later occurring to work alongside esteemed grammy award successful producers and composers, Gabriela’s upcoming launch is one thing that’s to be massively celebrated, contemplating the work and power that has been put into her craft over time main up it.
Though at solely 17-years-old, Gabriela Bee writes and sings with a powerful sense of maturity and confidence on this new monitor. The wealthy and emotive sentimentality that runs by everything of the music makes this the right monitor to kickstart this new chapter in her life, as a consequence of it paying homage to the one who acquired her to the place she is at this time, her youthful self.
Indianapolis-based folk-pop duo Lily & Madeleine share their enchanting fifth studio album Nite Swim is out everywhere now. Alongside the total undertaking, the pair share the album’s title track and an accompanying emotive music video shot in black and white. See Lily & Madeleine reside this month with Sarah Stroll throughout the U.S. with a full checklist of dates beneath and tickets on sale now here.
Nite Swim, Lily & Madeleine’s weak fifth studio album out now, is an expansive journey introducing the listener to varied vignettes of the duo’s lives over the previous 5 years. Its central thesis explores vulnerability, acceptance, embracing disgrace and acknowledging one’s emotions slightly than working from them. Lily says the undertaking dives into the sensation of “desirous to be intimate with somebody however feeling like they’ll reject you once they see how sophisticated you’re inside.” Over ten tracks, the listener is led by intimate scenes of Lily & Madeleine’s lives, collectively as sisters and individually as artists. The inspiration of the songwriting was constructed when the band started taking inventory of their lives and who’s necessary to them. Madeleine explains, “As we undergo private hardships, it’s value noticing the individuals who stay at our aspect and the individuals who disappear. What wouldn’t it have been like in the event that they stayed? Are we really higher off with out them?” The album was produced by longtime buddy and collaborator Shannon Hayden and different instrumentation was supplied by Devon Ashley, Heidi Gluk, and Jared Could.
The album’s poignant title monitor additionally out at this time carries a calm, gradual swell that envelops the listener as Lily & Madeleine share their insecurities, fears and ache. Additional providing perception into its weighty subject material, Madeleine says the music is about, “previous trauma stopping you from participating and being weak with somebody. It’s about fearing their judgment and being absorbed by the final word concern that intimacy is now eternally past your grasp.”
Rising hyper-pop act SOPHIE SHREDZ unveils the music video for her explosive new single, “EYEZ ON ME.”
The music video was directed and edited by MK Kopp. “I wished to work with a small crew that I knew personally to assist create my imaginative and prescient,” Sophie explains. “I wished to come back out of the gates with delivering one thing fierce and femme for my first video.”
Revealing a brand new layer of the expansive world of SOPHIE SHREDZ, the “EYEZ ON ME” video is exuberant and jam-packed with character. Hoping to mirror the sentiment of the music and the concept of all eyes being on her, Sophie and MK landed on the concept of getting an all-female basement struggle membership. “One way or the other we satisfied a bunch of ladies to struggle in a basement with me for 4 hours. It was excellent and actually the type of factor I’d by chance stumble into,” she quips.
SOPHIE SHREDZ is the undertaking of New Jersey-born, Nashville-based vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Sophie Ruggiero. She was raised listening to basic rock greats like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Coronary heart, and have become an avid guitar participant by the age of seven. Whereas her present sound actually attracts affect from the experimental digital world of hyper-pop, she additionally imbues her songs with a tapestry of basic rock influences, like show-stopping guitar solos and driving percussive components.
Sophie is redefining what it means to be a modern-day pop star — she’s daring, evocative, brazenly queer, and a fierce advocate for feminine empowerment. Her music displays her personal private and inventive progress and experiences, making it each relatable and genuine. She hopes her music will encourage others to pursue their goals and unlock a brand new degree of confidence inside themselves.
California-born and Berlin-based artist Ed Prosek embarks on an inner journey with The Foreigner, which sees the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalistexplore id and belongingthrough six heartfelt songs. The discharge balances between timeless chamber orchestration, eloquent Americana storytelling, and intimate pop, depending on his deft instrumentation and cautious songcraft.
On The Foreigner, Prosek explores his fixed lack of belonging, irrespective of the place he goes. “As an American in Europe I’ll by no means be absolutely European, however on the similar time, once I go residence, I really feel like a vacationer there as properly,” he explains. “An odd actuality that leaves me confused about my id and my emotions of ‘residence’. This EP was written in probably the most necessary/thrilling occasions of my life. It paperwork the highs and the lows of affection and nervousness and it does so from the attitude of my interior monologue.”
Clare Siobhan (pronounced “shuh-VON”) is a genre-blending East Coast artist with a voice past her years. Together with her distinctive, wealthy alto voice, she paints photos of affection and loss, hope and concern, stillness and alter by her deeply private and introspective lyrics. Siobhan’s music is a folk-pop-soul exploration of motion, progress, and lightweight.
On the main target monitor “I Constructed a Home With an Arsonist,” Siobhan wrote the music as a playful exploration of dangerous habits and sporting her rose-coloured glasses in her private life. A snippet of the music was launched on TikTok earlier than it was completed, and followers discovered that it was actually relatable in the event that they had been experiencing difficult conditions of their lives: breakups, divorces, troublesome relationships, and emotions of private betrayal from family members.
With the fan enter in consideration, Siobhan completed the music with a sure story in thoughts. Regardless of the implications of giving the good thing about the doubt to sure individuals, she says, “I wouldn’t change my habits now. Even when it comes with a little bit threat, I do suppose that being a persistent optimist, and attempting to at all times see the great in others, is a worthwhile worldview.”
Take heed to “I Constructed a Home With an Arsonist” and extra from the EP:
The primary theme of the Search the Solar EP is pretty easy: irrespective of how tough issues are, there’s at all times pleasure to be discovered someplace, and there’s at all times a method out of the darkness. Throughout the six tracks, it’s a little bit of a kitchen-sink “life” file, filled with songs for a twenty-something 12 months previous. Love, change, concern, pleasure, hope, dangerous habits – all this stuff encompass us in our youth, and it’s as much as us what we make of them as we age. These are songs for rising, hoping, loving, worrying, therapeutic…and singing and dancing if it fits you.
World’s First Cinema have launched their new EP Palm Reader by way of Fearless Information. That includes previously-released singles “Holy Water,” “SOS,” and “Palm Reader,” Palm Reader conjures up a imaginative and prescient with blockbuster enchantment and indie coronary heart all through its one-of-a-kind mixture of boisterous rock and soundtrack-style orchestration. World’s First Cinema attracts their viewers additional into their world with the award-worthy music video for “Palm Reader” and new reside model of “Holy Water,” each of which had been filmed within the attractive Los Angeles Theatre.
“With the ‘Palm Reader’ EP we aimed to search out the crossroads between Rock, EDM, Pop and a sweeping model of Cinematic manufacturing; a singular sound we’ve been exploring since our conception,” says the band. “Every music is a small window into the world we’re constructing, like little vignettes that every inform their very own story. This EP will present the breadth of what we create, taking you from the weak and dramatic all the best way to the spectacularly theatrical.”
“We hope you get that post-movie feeling. After it’s over, you’re gentle in your ft. You don’t know what hit you, however you’re awestruck, and also you need extra.”
San Francisco based mostly indie pop duo nook membership share their self-produced dreamy, intimate second EP within the rearview mirror out everywhere now. Alongside with the discharge, the nostalgic monitor “humorous colours” is out now with an official lyric video. The only permits the duo to course of the passage of time and look again on fond reminiscences over layered vocals, synth and discipline recordings. The official EP launch present is tonight at San Francisco’s Cafe du Nord with tickets obtainable now here.
The pair’s self-produced second EP, the honest, earnest within the rearview mirror out at this time, sonically paints a poignant portrait of life’s highs and lows. It softly and effortlessly flows between songs that carry a well-recognized heat and a uncooked, inviting openness that command appreciable, worthwhile consideration. Created within the midst of a cross-country transfer, the EP maintains the intimate story-telling and playful atmosphere of previous releases whereas exploring new instructions in style, depth, and emotion, showcasing the duo’s evolving sonic id.
Over seven stirring, cinematic tracks, the pair dive headfirst into the trials and tribulations of their lived experiences, exploring matters like reminiscences from a childhood residence lengthy gone, the generational grief of family members passing, and reflections on a slow-burning heartbreak. Impressively, two songs had been recorded as reside takes together with “i’ll by no means say i like you first once more” and “the ezra music.” A number of mates pitched in to offer flute, bass, and cello on completely different tracks, and the undertaking was mastered with their distant collaborator Kevin Tuffy in Berlin at Artifical Mastering.
Vocalist Du says the EP allowed them to mirror on their inventive journey and the life adjustments that fed their latest music. Du says, “After we suppose again to the place we had been the final time we launched music–in a special metropolis, in numerous relationships, and with household having moved on and round–quite a bit has modified. We have a tendency to write down concerning the emotions which are most biting within the second, and now that the EP is completed, we’ve discovered that a few of these moments proceed to stick with us and a few are now not relatable, therefore the title ‘within the rearview mirror.’” The undertaking options extra music than they’ve launched earlier than at one time, which gave them extra space to broaden and discover their sound and imaginative and prescient whereas sustaining their core id. Du continues, “With an extended undertaking like this one, we had the chance to experiment with new kinds whereas hopefully retaining a few of our normal atmosphericness and storytelling.”
As a younger woman I used to be fed the concept that ladies are helpless and in case you simply deal with being fairly and candy then a person will come alongside and rescue you. I used to make enjoyable of those narratives in princess motion pictures with out even realising that I used to be caught on this similar lure – a princess locked away in a tower ready, and ready. Ready for my large break as a performer, ready for a person to come back alongside and make me really feel beloved and valued. My music, “Crown On,” was impressed by the second I broke free from this lure, and climbed outta that dang tower on my own!
Take heed to “Crown On” on streaming platforms all over the place.
Watch the music video on YouTube.
After I began writing the music I didn’t really feel empowered in any respect. I had simply given up on my goals of being an actress and moved again residence with my dad and mom. I used to be not feeling, (because the lyric goes) “I’m proper the place I must be.” I felt annoyed and caught. It wasn’t till I teamed up with producers Tennyson King and Dan Hosh to complete the music and in the end rewrite my very own narrative.
The title of the music is “Crown On,” and that symbolism of “placing your crown on” is all about moving into your private energy. It’s that second if you cease asking for permission, and realise you’ve gotten company over your life. After I consider “placing my crown on,” it makes me really feel assured and sensible, highly effective in my femininity.
Cheers to all of us who discover our energy inside!
Thanks for listening,
multi-instrumental artist, producer, and philanthropist GRiZ shares his new Ouroboros EP, which serves as his closing launch forward of his upcoming hiatus. Alongside the discharge comes a full size video, providing an emotive snapshot into GRiZ’s life on the highway all through Summer season 2023 as he concluded the ultimate leg of pageant appearances and tour dates.
After seven albums, numerous collaborations, and over a decade of continuous touring, GRiZ’s upcoming hiatus sees the beloved digital artist taking a step again whereas persevering with to be a task mannequin for positivity and psychological wellbeing. All through his profession, GRiZ’s optimistic outlook and fervour for advocacy and philanthropy has constantly set him aside: from his hurt prevention and drug security program, The Concord Challenge, in partnership with DanceSafe to his annual 12 Days of GRiZMAS charity program, which raised over $200,000 in 2022 alone. Now the artist is popping that power inwards.
“Life is de facto good and I usually make myself too busy to see the place I’m or how far this undertaking has come,” GRiZ wrote in an Instagram post in June. “I’m following my intestine instincts so for now, I’m not going to place a tough time restrict on the break.”
Unapologetically herself, MINOE bares all throughout the spectacular 6-track physique of labor. The EP creates a flawless introduction to the Canadian newcomer, proving herself to be an distinctive expertise to observe.
Empowering, sincere and endlessly playable, Bleeding Hearts Disco is your soundtrack to self acceptance and transferring ahead. The file touches on experiences of self-doubt, isolation and rising above that interior saboteur that so many people battle with. At the moment’s launch presents two beforehand unheard tracks, ‘Plastik’ and ‘Love You Bby’, finishing her knock-out debut assortment, see beneath for the total tracklist;
Bleeding Hearts Disco
- Reduce Me Unfastened
- Sonny & Cher
- Love You Bby
The dictionary defines a “Bleeding Coronary heart” as a derogatory time period referring to an individual who is taken into account dangerously softhearted. Nonetheless, a bleeding coronary heart can also be MINOE’s favourite flower – delicate and surrounded by others identical to it on a vine. Via isolation, MINOE got here to understand that her sensitivity is a superpower and it’s one which she refuses to be ashamed of.
She vows to not change herself or cover her emotions, and invitations others to do the identical. The “Bleeding Coronary heart’s Disco” welcomes everybody, it’s a world the place crying collectively, dancing collectively and therapeutic collectively is customary observe.
MINOE has been rapidly rising a popularity for crafting dangerously catchy alt-pop anthems dripping in self-empowerment and queer liberation. Beforehand launched singles ‘Cherry’, ‘Reduce Me Unfastened’ and ‘Arms’, all of which had been revealed this 12 months, have pinned her as an thrilling artist to observe and seen her scoop help from the likes of The Line of Finest Match, Consequence of Sound, Ones To Watch, Variance, Complicated CA and Wonderland. To not point out she has been listed within the prime 100 CBC artists!
Pop songstress Maisy Kay is thrilled to unveil her third single, “Doorway,” from her forthcoming Metamorphosis EP slated for a November launch. The monitor follows the August launch of “After Midnight” which was proceeded by lead monitor “First Time” in July.
Maisy says, “‘Doorway’ is a really particular music to me, it was my opening music on my very first tour. I wrote it about letting go of somebody in your life that isn’t good for you and understanding your personal value. I feel what I really like most about it’s the refrain, it feels very anthemic and liberating to me!”
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She simply wrapped up being on tour with JVKE and in addition has joined forces with notable powerhouses like Timbaland, R3HAB, Rodney “Darkchild” Jenkins and Max Martin protégé Lukas “LULOU” Loules and extra. In her latest singles, “After Midnight” and “First Time,” she continues to carry the warmth to the music business forward of her extremely anticipated EP “Metamorphosis” releasing this fall.
Maisy Kay was plucked from obscurity for her expertise and dropped in Los Angeles the place she honed her craft and located her voice – going from English schoolgirl to Los Angeles songstress with over 200 million cumulative streams. She has been onerous at work within the studio all 12 months and this November she might be releasing her EP, “Metamorphosis” with “First Time” and “After Midnight” being forefront singles. Followers may also anticipate extra singles to be dropped within the coming months main as much as her anticipated EP. In all music she creates Maisy Kay makes an attempt to encourage others to search out their very own paths as she relays in her lyrics illustrating her personal journey to self-discovery, falling in love and extra.
Drawing affect from a various spectrum of artists, the Toronto trio, SWiiMS, blends components of 80’s New Wave, 90’s Shoegaze, Indie Rock, Brit Pop and Dream Pop collectively to reach at a sound that’s all their very own.
SWiiMS is about to launch their first full size LP, Into The Blue Night time, on November 10, 2023.
“All I Die For” is an intense new monitor that appears like a singular mixture of uplifting music and moody, languid vocal melodies. It’s concerning the starting levels of a relationship, and the way you attempt to make your self extra intriguing or spectacular than you’re in an effort to preserve that individual . It additionally describes the sensation of hopefulness, bliss and lack of management that the beginning of any new relationship brings. In the end, the music progresses to match the depth of the vocal.
Eunice Keitan is a Malaysian/Canadian singer-songwriter whose music displays her numerous worldwide background and eclectic influences. With a charming mix of Neo-Soul and World Folks kinds, Eunice creates a singular sonic panorama that’s each soulful and revolutionary.
Her newest providing, “Cobalt Sea,” pushes the envelope a little bit additional by combining South American and Southeast Asian soundscapes. It options each the marimba and gamelan whereas nonetheless remaining within the framework of the soul style.
On the finish of final 12 months, Eunice discovered herself burnt out, grappling with each psychological and bodily well being challenges. She made the choice to spend a number of months in Colombia with some household searching for simplicity and a return to her true ardour: creating and songwriting. Throughout her keep, she took a Colombian folks percussion class, the place she realized to play the tambora and marimba.
“Cobalt Sea” incorporates a Bunde rhythm and chonta marimba from the Pacific area. Historically, the compositions and preparations are supposed to mimic the character of the ocean with its swelling waves. She was struck by the cultural similarities between Colombia and plenty of Southeast Asian communities, notably the importance of oral traditions and the communal nature of each day life and music had been shared options. Observing how music in each cultures had been impressed by on a regular basis life, ceremonies, the land, nature, and, on this case, the ocean, she grew to become interested in mixing South American and Southeast Asian soundscapes.
Digital R&B duo, composed of producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist/songwriter By way of Rosa, debuts focus monitor ‘Power’ produced in collaboration with Los Angeles indie-disco duo NEIL FRANCES off the latter’s extremely anticipated sophomore album It’s All A Bit Fuzzy Out that refines NEIL FRANCES’ pure, club-ready groove, alluding to a dizzy night time out, adopted by a pleasantly woozy morning after. It’s All a Bit Fuzzy is “an ode to accommodate music” and ‘Power’ will pave the best way by the dance flooring this season.
To coincide with the album’s launch, the Los Angeles indie-dance duo of Jordan Feller and Marc Gilfry, debuts a music video for “Power,” a spotlight monitor from the gathering with Chicago home music darlings DRAMA (producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist/songwriter By way of Rosa). “Funky, enjoyable and carefree, ‘Power’ is impressed by the push of making artwork with your pals,” shares DRAMA. “It’s about stamina on the dance ground, music that by no means stops and nights that final eternally, however most significantly the ‘power’ to maintain up with the individual you’re leaving with.”
‘Power’ is the newest launch from DRAMA that follows the succession of the duo’s newest announcement of their extremely anticipated EP, Until We Die, dropping this November. Until We Die is arguably the duo’s most danceable digital undertaking to this point because it has earned reward throughout headlines from notable tastemakers on their newest singles together with ‘Tighten It Up’, ‘Feel The Same’ and ‘DRAMA’. The success of their latest releases offers ardent followers a style of what’s to come back for the must-see duo.
Eleanor is a singer-songwriter with an R&B leaning sound, colored in hues of soul and indie. She takes a story method to songwriting, based mostly on experiences of grief and overcoming to form tales which are strong and deeply felt.
“I make music as a result of it will be tougher to not, it’s a really pure extension of my personhood,” says the artist, whose debut album, A Late Bloom, has come to fruition. “I hope that in being sincere on this undertaking, listeners will really feel much less alone.” Largely produced by 3x JUNO nominated artist John Fellner, stream it in full here.
The closing monitor, “Faintest Hope,” is each lovely and unsettling, a cry for hope from a vacant and barren tundra.
Meg Smith is thrilled to launch her darker model of her hit single “Cross My Coronary heart I Hope U Die” with Chandler Leighton that’s out now.
The 2021 launch ‘Cross My Coronary heart I Hope U Die’ established Meg as an thrilling expertise to observe. Now at virtually 11 Million streams, the bewitching pop break-up anthem was featured on quite a few Spotify playlists.
Meg says, “I’m excited to have Chandler be part of this music as a spooky Halloween deal with! ‘Cross My Coronary heart” is about how when women come collectively, we may be unstoppable coven.”
Her most up-to-date single, ‘Joni’ was featured on Spotify’s Unhappy Hour, New Music Friday UK, and Subsequent Gen Singer-Songwriter. Meg’s ‘Rom Com Pop’ EP, launched in February, is a group of songs that sound just like the soundtrack to an early 00s rom com. The songs had been featured on New Music Friday USA, in addition to varied New Music Friday’s across the globe. Her debut single ‘Cross My Coronary heart I Hope U Die’ is the theme of ‘EZRA’, the favored LGBTQ+ Vampire collection on Apple TV. Meg appeared in Season 1 and is predicted to look in Season 2. The music can also be featured in season 2 of ‘Ginny and Georgia’ on Netflix.
Buzzworthy Houston-born rapper SaxkBoy KD returns along with his new single “Sweet (Candy & Juicy)” that includesLah Pat [“Rodeo” featuring Flo Milli] at this time by way of Money Cash Information. Obtainable in any respect digital companions now, get it HERE.
With its rap-sung melody whereas telling the story of a suitor professing a tantalizing dependancy for a love curiosity “Sweet(Candy & Juicy)” showcases KD’s versatility. On this newest providing, KD’s dynamism and sharp capability are on full show, demonstrating that he’s fluid in lots of kinds throughout the Hip-Hop style.
“Sweet (Candy & Juicy)” follows the discharge of SaxkBoy KD’s collaborative EP with fellow H-City rapper That Mexican OT, The Present Should Go On. Get it HERE. The undertaking has amassed 11M+ world streams with the official video for its lead single, “Simply Speaking” just lately surpassing 1M+ views. The critically acclaimed songs have earned co-signs from All Hip Hop, Hype Journal, Remixed Journal, Soiled Glove Bastard, and extra. This previous Could, he dropped a chopped and screwed model of the undertaking produced by Houston’s personal, the legendary OG Ron C by way of The Present Should Go On: Chopped Not Slopped.
Japan, Man share their new video for his or her newest single
The video arrives forward of their debut album Metropolis which might be arriving on the 18th of October by way of +1 Information
Taking form as a playful break-up anthem, Overdid It is a self-deprecating jam that touches on ‘overdoing it’ in a relationship.
Japan, Man’s signature groovy alt-pop vibes paved the way as entrance girl Laeticia leans into the irony of the scenario. The result’s a captivating and reflective closing teaser forward of debut album Metropolis.
Sharing a little bit extra Laeticia shares: The music makes an attempt to seize the embarrassment of overdoing it in a relationship, or situation-ship, particularly with a slightly sophisticated label.
I feel all of us attempt to take away ourselves from the class of being an ‘emotional’ or ‘delicate’ individual lately. I feel all of us internalize this and attempt to be as unbothered and as nonchalant as doable, however all of us find yourself forgetting how important our tendencies to over-love, over-care, overcomplicate, and over really feel actually are when intimacy and romantic ardour enters the image, and that’s utterly regular and positively what I used to be feeling whereas writing the music.
The music positively carries sass and vanity which was very enjoyable for me to write down, and sing, as most of my songs are extra severe in tone on the subject of lyrics, however I used to be feeling notably playful whereas penning this, and wished to take a extra ironic method.
River Home Artists’ indie rock darling Zach Seabaugh is thrilled to launch his new album Mr. No one, obtainable all over the place now. Mr. No one is Seabaugh’s first full-length launch which incorporates twelve tracks that give listeners the contemporary perspective of a 24-year-old navigating the complexities of younger maturity and the joy and heartache of relationships paired with ethereal guitars and dreamy vocals.
“Mr. No one is a group of songs from the previous 2 years. Somewhat bit of affection, heartbreak, ‘oh wells’, and looking for what’s subsequent,” says Seabaugh. “It’s a rollercoaster of feelings, together with each thrilling and unhappy occasions, however that’s what this course of has been like looking out by my early twenties looking for myself. I’ve realized quite a bit about myself and the individuals round me by this undertaking and I hope these songs attain the folks that want them most and can assist them really feel much less alone.”
Since January, Seabaugh has launched 4 singles and has seen important progress on Spotify, growing his month-to-month listeners every month from 250,000 to over 1.6 million. The expansion has been fully fan-driven, and his singles launched since June 2022 have amassed greater than 40 million world profession streams. This fall, you may catch Seabaugh on a 20-date tour with indie-folk band The Nationwide Parks.
Gal Musette is the artist title utilized by Grace Freeman, who started writing piano and guitar based mostly lyrical compositions and acting at open mics in her residence metropolis of San Clemente, CA on the age of 10. Her swish method to melody-driven indie-folk has captured audiences throughout Southern California.
At age 14, impressed by The Magnetic Fields’ triple album 69 Love Songs, Gal recorded her personal assortment titled 70 Love Songs, which caught the eye of the band, and gained her a gap slot on a couple of of their Midwestern U.S. tour dates. In more moderen years, Gal has opened for a number of famend artists resembling Macy Grey, Suzanne Vega, Todd Snyder, and Donavon Frankenreiter. Whereas her artist title is taken from bal-musette, the accordion-based, waltz-style French instrumental music, Gal’s major inspiration is drawn from songwriters together with Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, Björk, Cocteau Twins, Burt Bacharach, Massive Thief and The Remedy.
In October 2021, Gal launched her debut album, Backwards Lullaby, that includes a vocal duet with one among her greatest musical inspirations, Rufus Wainwright. The file explores the pangs of hopeless romances and unrequited love, what it’s like to maneuver past idealized love into the acceptance of what’s actual and fixed, in addition to the cyclical nature of life and love in relationships. In July 2022, Gal launched an orchestral EP consisting of three re-imagined cuts from Backwards Lullaby that includes the musicianship of By way of Mardot a gifted multi-instrumentalist based mostly in Detroit, Michigan.
Her sophomore album Pendulum explores the swinging and ever altering nature of psychological stability, with moments of peace, turbulence, acceptance, hopelessness, abjection, obsession, bravery and weak spot. These moments are songs put in opposition to one another and sown collectively to make for a cathartic expertise reflecting the ebbs and flows of the thoughts.
John Roberts, well known because the multi-talented voice behind Linda Belcher on the Emmy award successful “Bob’s Burgers,” which landed him first EMMY nod within the class of “Excellent Character Voice-Over Efficiency” has additionally captivated audiences along with his music and transcended the animated world. John’s first launch of 2023 was a return to pop along with his single “Hazard” a moody mid-tempo 80’s throwback, produced by legendary DJ Junior Sanchez offerering an thrilling musical panorama full of pulsating sounds and throbbing rhythm in addition to Roberts hovering vocals. “Hazard” reached 38 on the MEDIABASE chart and was accompanied by an award successful music video. John’s new single “Nothin for One thing”, is a timeless breakup jam, that’s accompanied by a classic impressed moody black and white video directed by Cody Critcheloe (Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
Los Angeles based mostly occasion collective Stranger Than; has introduced the whole lineup for Sunday Warriors, in partnership with Mayan Warrior. Held at Grand Park on October twenty ninth, the day into night time affair will function eclectic units from a few of home and techno’s most revered selectors.
Exemplifying Stranger Than’s forward-thinking sonic curation, the Sunday Warrior’s programming options Crosstown Rebels head and Day Zero founder Damian Lazarus, Israeli DJ and producer Man Gerber, Berlin-based duo Thoughts In opposition to, melodic techno titan Innellea, Mexican underground champion Kalexis, and a b2b set from Greek producer Echonomist alongside Blue Shadow Information co-founder Jenia Tarsol.
Sunday Warriors follows Mayan Warrior’s Los Angeles Halloween occasion, held at Grand Park on October twenty eighth. Hailing from Mexico Metropolis, Mayan Warrior grew from a renegade Burning Man Artwork Automotive and Soundcamp to one among digital music’s most profitable touring manufacturers, all with unannounced lineups showcasing a mixture of native Mexican and world underground expertise. After the artwork automotive was tragically destroyed earlier this 12 months, the power of Mayan Warrior’s impression and vibrant neighborhood was exemplified, demonstrating the resilience and unity that defines this extraordinary undertaking. The Los Angeles occasion can pay tribute to Mayan Warrior’s legacy.
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Los Angeles based mostly, style bending artist, AZRA, releases her new music video for “ALL OUT.” The punk rock monitor is taken from her high-energy and empowering EP, The Chronicles of Substance Pop: The Riot, launched earlier this 12 months. The video was co-directed by AZRA herself, alongside John Barrett and filmed in Downtown Los Angeles. Utilizing charming visuals and her distinctive sound, the video is a manifestation of not solely AZRA’s unconscious, however all of our’s in an undeniably common expertise of emotional launch.
The video follows AZRA as she is battling her interior adverse feelings and the optimistic determine that she is destined to grow to be. All through the video, we see the journey of her realizing that she has to beat her hardships and trauma and settle for each the great and darkish components of herself. Via embracing her hardships and permitting herself to launch that anger by going all out with the assistance of her alter ego, will she be capable to notice her genuine self and attain her fullest potential.
The video premiered on V13, who declared, “the music has a lot of punk rock perspective, brimming with infectious power that solely an artist like AZRA can present… You may hear that fearlessness inside her sound, and it’s what’s gotten her so far.” Watch the video for “ALL OUT” now HERE.
Described as the orgy love youngster of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Grateful Lifeless, The Gulls are a style crossing revival of what rock ‘n roll was, with a singular and unmistakable modern edge. Their genuine, freewheeling way of life, residing on-the-road for years at a time, is proof that that is what they had been born to do. Members Will Fairhead, Kilian Aubertin and Tali Knight craft songs narrating anthemic cries of freedom, change and love.
Their newest launch, “Sanitation” is a playful folks rock/gypsy anthem for all the soiled folks that don’t match into a very sanitized world. With a uncooked, upbeat and provocative streak, the monitor is straightforward, brash and playful, pertaining to themes of private freedom, sexual liberty and society’s affect on our wishes – all of that are themes underlying a lot of their music.
The band shares, “We wished to do a enjoyable, soiled, singalong social gathering music and so it was written in the again of the van on a summer season’s day as a playful response to the method the world appears proper now. It’s like society’s acquired this floor degree sanitary sheen, and everyones carrying their passport of their pocket on the different aspect of a display, and shopping for plastic wrapped dopamine from who is aware of the place it’s been, and hiding their taboos and following the guidelines with out asking what they imply, when everyone knows full properly somebody have to be doing the soiled. Being a touring rock & roll band residing on the highway, I assume you possibly can say it’s not the best for us to maintain to the sanitary expectations of society.”
The Gulls are paving their method into a brand new territory. Combining components of folks, psychedelia and rock & roll, the band have concocted an amalgam of genres and influences, leading to a sound that’s distinctly their very own.
In the final 12 months they’ve toured extensively, enjoying venues, and festivals, in addition to gorilla gigs on the streets and seashores throughout the UK and Europe. Most notably, the band pioneered an idea known as
The Robin Hood Tour, making a transferring convoy of autos and performing unauthorized concert events in the hearts of the UK’s greatest cities. Stealing the proper to play from the wealthy and giving to the poor, all proceeds from the tour went to the meals banks.
The Gulls are individuals’s greatest buddy and the council’s worst enemy.
British songwriter Florence Arman shines brightly amongst the crisises of a damaged coronary heart on sophomore EP “Loves The Worst.” Florence combines sincere and tongue-in-cheek lyrics that type the material of everything of this new 7-track EP, introduced collectively by her homely vocal and distinctive visible artwork ideas. The EP is out throughout all digital steaming platforms now by way of AWAL Recordings. Florence has additionally introduced 4 headline dates for subsequent 12 months.
Talking concerning the EP, Florence stated “I really feel issues fairly intensely, and it feels abit like having a lot of scrambled egg in my mind and placing the chaosonto paper is the one factor that helps. This EP is a group of songs that acquired me by the final years andmade sense of them.”
“Unthinkable was written concerning the second I realised I wished out of my relationship” explains London-based, South West-raised Zola Courtney, who at this time shares one among her most private songs to this point chronicling the start of the top of a relationship writing as she felt it at that second.
Explaining the method behind writing Unthinkable, Zola stated “I used to be sat on the couch in my previous flat, writing with my guitar and I stated out loud all of the issues I’d been considering over the previous few months earlier than bursting into tears. It’s virtually as if as soon as I’d stated it out loud, and put these emotions out into the universe, they grew to become a lot extra actual. I knew from that second, it was the start of the top. It was an awesome realisation of what I used to be about to place myself by, and the way painful it was going to be, but in addition so important for my private progress.”
Not too long ago Zola shared her monitor “California” which could be very a lot the bookends of the story which at this time’s launch “Unthinkable” punctuates. Zola stated “I did a writing journey to California once I was 19 and had a extremely terrible time. My boyfriend on the timeflew out to be with me and I’m nonetheless so grateful he did that. That was close to the start of our relationship and New York was the final place we visited collectively. The music talks about these bookend moments, in addition to emotions of doubt and remorse, but in addition care and admiration for him and all of the issues we did collectively.”