Friday, September 22, 2017

Jen Miller (feat. Eros) - Fine

Ohio-bred, Nashville-based singer/songwriter and producer Jen Miller (who's also the founder of Girl Gang Music, an online community and network of women and GNC folk within the music industry) has today unveiled her new single and video for "Fine", a jazz-influenced indie pop gem which features guest vocals from R&B singer Harold Kalibala, aka Eros and some fancy trumpet playing courtesy of Jonathan Easter. One again teaming up with longtime collaborator Jake Vicious, whose credits include Wale, Kendrick Lamar, Mannywellz, and Shy Glizzy, "Fine" is the sixth single Miller has independently released so far this year following "Hometown", "Fire", "One Ride", "My Type" and "Down". For the video, Jen and co. traveled to Death Valley in Eastern California during a long, hot summer weekend to shoot the video, directed by Megan St. John, the founder of Third Wheel Entertainment, a Chicago-based production company specializing in narrative video work.

Speaking on the track and video, Jen Miller explains:

"I wrote the record at my parents home and I remember sending it to Jake that evening. It was just a demo and that was nearly a year ago. Once we got Harold's verse, it felt so right! I knew we needed to get a group of our friends together to shoot a video. I had never produced a video but the one thing I knew was that I wanted a female director."

Listen and watch the video for "Fine" below.

"Fine" is available now on iTunes.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sorcha Richardson - Waking Life

Following her previous single "4AM" released earlier this summer, Dublin-born, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sorcha Richardson now returns with perhaps her most personal offering to date called "Waking Life", an atmospheric electronic pop song which wonderfully showcases both her lyrical and vocal prowess. Produced by Alex Casnoff, the wistful ballad is anchored on gleaming synths and a slow-rolling beat that casts the perfect shadow for Richardson's youthful musings on a love that's nearly lost, as she fires off her rallying cry on the impassioned hook: "Please don't waste your voice on us, if all you hear is white noise, if you all you hear is white noise."

"'Waking Life' is a song I started writing around my last birthday," Sorcha says. "There's something about birthdays that force you to pause and reflect on your life and take stock of where you're at. Sometimes that's a really fun and fulfilling thing to do but sometimes it can feel really shitty. I've spent a lot of my life saying to myself that 'by the time I'm X years old, I'll have overcome that fear, I'll have worked out all those issues, I'll have mended that relationship.' This song is about getting to a point in life and suddenly realizing that your reality falls way short of the dream you were holding onto in your head. It's about having no idea how to reconcile the discrepancies between the two, but also wondering how or why you thought it would be different.​​​​​​"

Listen to "Waking Life" below.

"Waking Life" is available now on iTunes.

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Alex Sloane - Rich

Hailing fro Los Angeles, half Chinese / half French songstress Alex Sloane first came to our attention last year with the release of her debut EP, Dynasty, and again with her follow-up singles "Puppy Love" and "Dream Boy". Today, she returns with her delightful new pop ditty called "Rich", which once again sees her collaborating with prolific producer Sad Money, and also serves as another taste of her upcoming second EP, due out in October.

Speaking on the track, Alex says:

"I wrote 'Rich' to cheer myself up when I was feeling a bit sad and worthless. It was produced by Sad Money, who also worked on my previous releases 'Puppy Love' and 'Dream Boy'. The new single is part of an upcoming EP that's coming out in October - so keep an eye out!"

Listen to "Rich" below.

"Rich" is available now on iTunes.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lyves - Holding Back

Following her critically acclaimed 4-song debut EP, Like Water, released earlier this year as well as a 15-date stint opening for Coldplay, emerging London-based singer/songwriter and producer Francesca Bergami, aka Lyves now makes her welcome return today with her stunning the new single called "Holding Back". The song begins with a haunting piano refrain, gradually introducing further sonic elements, from Lyves' signature vocal, to electronic R&B percussion, eventually evolving into a rich, string-laden soundscape. Lyrically, "Holding Back" is about uncovering truth and accepting that healing takes time.

Speaking on the track, Lyves says:

"'Holding Back' is about the realisation that, although time passes, some things can take a little longer to move through… it’s about the process of letting go."

Listen to "Holding Back" below and stay tuned for more new music from music from Lyves as this is just the first of two songs to be released in the coming weeks Watch this space!

"Holding Back" is available now on iTunes.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Siobhan Sainte - Midnight

Following the release of her debut single "Burn It Down", which quickly found its way on a number of Spotify playlists (Young + Free, Pop Edge, Viral 50) as well as garnered support from several tastemaking music blogs such as Nylon, Indie Shuffle, and Kick Kick Snare, among many others, 22-year-old New Zealand-based artist Siobhan Sainte (pronounced shiv-ON) now returns with her second single called "Midnight". Co-written and produced by Andy Rosen (Meg Myers, Ofelia K), "Midnight", is an evocative electronic pop burner that with its Moroccan undercurrent and dangerous lure proves that Siobhan is not a one-trick pony. She's boldly staking her claim on pop mountain and the ascent has begun.

Speaking on the track, Siobhan says:

"I feel Midnight as this fueled experience... a chance to get out of yourself, out of your skin and be something raw and untamed. The song welcomes the unconventional and gives the opportunity to remove conventions that are always chasing you. Make sure you watch your back on the way to the hills."

Listen to "Midnight" below.

"Midnight" will be available on all digital platforms on September 22nd.