There’s nothing guilty about Temptress‘ new single “Guilty Pleasure”, in fact, it’s completely addictive and we’ll scream that on the top of rooftops. The fabulous duo may not be widely known yet, but with catchy tracks like this they’re bound to reel in plenty of new followers. This particular track has r&b vibes with tender pop sounds, a combination that’s irresistible and completely catchy. We promise this chorus will not leave your head anytime soon and that’s only after one listen. Check out the memorable single from Temptress below!
Cover songs present a slew of issues-from trying to make an original song sound original again to avoiding sounding different just for the sake of sounding different- and somewhere in the midst of those issues lies some sort of a sweet spot, a sweet spot Utah superduo Oh, Be Clever have set up shop in for the entirety of their cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”.
From the onset, singer Brittney Shields’ voice (which I have at this point given up trying to find more superlatives for) takes up a haunting tone to pair with Producer/Writer Cory Layton’s ideal as always soundscape while the record presents a caressing yet cold tone. The contrast between the lullaby-like tone of Shields’ vocals and the dark lyrics she recites captures the essence of the song in ideal fashion.
Layton’s work on the instrumental gives new life to the record. The grim overall sound of the instrumental plays out at a slower pace than the original, lending to that aforementioned contrast as well.
Listen to “Mad World” here:
It’s Wednesday which means we’re halfway through the week, but wouldn’t we all rather be in bed? Sleeping for hours and hours and…you get the point. PHIL GOOD seems to know what all of our mornings are like in his latest catchy tune, “Sleeping In”. This track happens to be PHIL GOOD’s debut and it’s safe to say that it’s one that’s easy to get hooked on. It’s got an indie-pop vibe that’ll reel fans in that love the genre (and even those that don’t). If you ever feel like being in bed wins over living life for the day, this one’s for you! Check out the first sound of PHIL GOOD with his first single, “Sleeping In” below.
Reva DeVito is a sassy, r&b songstress from Portland that knows how to keep it real. Last week she released her latest EP The Move, and one of its stand out tracks is “Deeper”. Although DeVito’s sweet, tender vocals feel completely relaxing, the song takes a look into breaking up and cutting ties. “I’ll never forget you. I’ll never forget the man you were, but I can’t stay with you“, DeVito expresses over a chill beat. Breakups may be hard, but somehow they hurt way less with a track like this. Check out the sound of smooth heartbreak below.
Fusion chanteuse J.Lauryn blends hip hop, tropical pop and r&b like a skilled musical alchemist, allowing us to soak up the last days of Summer with her smooth Caribbean vibes. She made a name for herself co-crafting tunes with the likes of Ziggy Marley, Ashanti and David Guetta and recently began dropping her dope rhythmic-reggae-pop early last year. There is no doubt the girl knows how to handle her material which effortlessly drifts from slick braggadocios flows to sweet heartfelt vocal lines. A winning combo that could easily find its way into the mainstream.
It’s autumn and it’s about that time when we all get those tender, deep feelings (goodbye bright summer sun, we loved you). So, how we do bring our souls at ease during these breezy days? A little bit of quiet, chill music usually does the trick. This time around we have a new artist that’ll have you feeling warm and fuzzy inside (you know, in the way that Frank Ocean does). Garrickson is a Dallas-based soulful pop artist that has us hooked with his latest tune “Floating Around”. There are no bells and whistles to this one, it’s just a simple, yet irresistible r&b track. You can get lost and check out the smooth sound below.
If your hearts flutter thinking about artists like M.I.A. and Santigold, we may have the artist that’ll be your new best (music) friend. Jess Kent is an Australian artist that has that quirky edge that’ll get you hooked within seconds. “The Sweet Spot” is her second single and it oozes coolness without even really trying to. It has a funky vibe that’ll remind you of the artists we mentioned earlier, but it’s definitely no imitation. Jess Kent is here to bring a new freshness to the female pop game and we are all in. Check out “The Sweet Spot” below and keep your eyes peeled for more from this up and coming gem.
Today is my 24th birthday. The significance in this year is that it’s my year of the Black Mamba. This has absolutely nothing to do with music, but not much needs to be said other than the fact that both Frank Ocean (finally!), and Young Thug dropped new albums this month. Check out Best of August, as well as, Best of July below!
Alpines has given us a taste of their upcoming album with the haunting “Heaven”. This UK duo makes pop-tinged R&B music, and this track is no exception. Catherine Pockson’s voice glides over synths and breakbeats provided by Bob Matthews. Lo-fi kick drums contrast beautifully with Pockson, whose voice is reminiscent of familiar names like London Grammar and Jessie Ware. “Heaven” will appear on the duo’s forthcoming Another River, due out October 28th. Keep an eye out for the album, and peep the track below!
You may be currently sipping a cocktail in the backyard and tanning your skin away, but we all know the inevitable is coming — the end of summer. I know, it burns our ears too, but let’s not forget all the good times basking in the sun quite yet. We’ve compiled the perfect playlist for your last minute BBQs and days at the park. There are songs literally about summer (Kate Nash), songs that just make you want to get down at the labor day party (Roy Woods, Mac Miller), and some tracks that are simply light and catchy (Big Baby D.R.A.M., Kali Uchis) for those “windows down” car rides. Before you kiss the sun and warmth goodbye, take this playlist for a spin and just live in the summer moment.
Syd has had quite the year with The Internet (hello to their first Grammy nomination!) and it’s a wonder how any of these young artists could keep the fire going, but they are not stopping. Syd is clearly not taking a break and is cooking up some goods for us while we wait for another album from The Internet (please, hook us up soon). “Amazing” is a smooth r&b love track, produced by the equally soulful Dornik. It’s impossible to not feel every tender word Syd is serenading us with and it has us feeling some type of way (if we do say so ourselves). Dornik brings it that extra bit of flavor and makes this a match made in heaven. (Dornik and Syd collaboration album, anyone?). Check out the love song team-up below and get in your feelings.