“I developed a crush on one of my best friends after a mushroom trip, decided to ask them out via writing a song but between the production of the song taking a long time and mine and their schedule not syncing up, my friend actually ended up getting into a relationship before I could share the song with them- which the aftermath is covered on the b-side, “Gretzky’s Advice”. Obviously that outcome sucked for me, but at the end of the day, I’m thrilled that they’re happy and found love.” – Ben Teeney
“Lizzy” is the British trio latest track, available for streaming in June 3, and it carries all of that Punk attitude mixed with some elements of Rock. A heavy banger that perfectly fits into any category of the Punk genre, and delivers a high dose of power with its electrifying riffs while speaking about desires, jilted love and being the underdog.
“I wrote it last year in lock down when I was waiting for other people their approval and I was done with it. At some point I just thought I’m gonna do whatever I want instead of what other people expect. So I decided to write a song about it. I recorded it by myself in my home studio, the guitar part in the intro was the first thing I came up with after that the whole song gradually came together” Jack the Owl
The song was actually inspired by the Hitchcock film of the same name and is about how obsessed you can get with someone as you first start falling in love. (Fun fact: there’s a few other Hitchcock film titles that I’ve inserted into the lyrics of the song!). Jeffrey Chan
“It seemed fitting to combine a psychedelic-tinted lyricism, hints of anthemic uplift, and darker reflections on spaces riven by spiritual dereliction.” – Ian Rowley
Alexander Grandjean gives a world-class performance and has a voice that is as smooth as butter.The fantastic vocals also go well with the music production; like pouring warm dark chocolate over fresh strawberries.
“Who Shot Them Down” was inspired by the book ‘Arc Road’ by Tony Tiffin, which tells the story of the tragic events that occurred in Gwinnett County, Georgia on April 17 of 1964, when three officers were shot down with their own guns by three psychopaths.
“Traitor, in its core is a visceral song about being betrayed. The beautiful thing about it, is that it can be applied to any situation that involves some form of betrayal. The birth of the song came from when almost every member of the band went through one or more forms of betrayal in the span of like a week. And from the pain and frustration came the idea of traitor. We had been really working towards trying to reinvent our sound as a band, and this was the perfect moment. So we took the song and ran with it. Trying to put as much emotion as we could into it.” Seven Days Rest
The excellent song starts with four seconds of great singing, and then the music drops into the track like a Midwest tornado forming in the sky, grabbing your complete attention.
“I was really inspired by composers such as Nils Frahm and Hania Rani. Both composers give so much life to the piano, and it’s taught me to listen to piano music much differently. I think some of that influence can be heard on some tracks on this EP, but it’s also very much authentic to my own sound too. I have a background in writing cinematic music for advertisements, trailers, commercials, etc…., so I think there is that undertone that probably separates my work from others. While this album feels experimental, I’ve been told my close friends and family that it also sounds like something that could be part of a movie score as well.” Grant Borland
“My grandmother lived to be 99, so I spent most of my teenage Sunday afternoons at an assisted living facility listening to an elderly gang obsess over their life’s regrets,” Chapman recalls. “It wasn’t their mistakes—what ate them were the chances they failed to take. ‘The Worriers’ is our cautionary song for the cautious.”
Considering The Chemistry Set’s veteran presence and cult status in the psychedelic rock scene, it comes as no surprise that the album marking their 35th anniversary is a highly enjoyable and thoroughly impressive work.
The album is titled “Universal Outsider”, a shimmering folk rock beauty that’s been in the works for the last 5 years. Home to 13 small universes, each song offers a multidimensional sonic landscape, and a different story told through poetic lyricism.
This is a very emotional ballad that will, no-doubt, touch the souls of all those of us who have lost their beloved. Most likely it will also offer solace to those for whom it’s their deepest fear. And as words often get in the way of explaining the feelings, it’s always better to seek solace from something as heavily relatable as this single and let the feelings flow.
“Purple Dress is about a mysterious dark woman, a kind of chameleon. She doesn’t care what people say or think. She waits for the right moment to set herself free and to become who she really is, whatever it costs. The rhythm of this track reminds one of a tango in order to underline the fierce sensuality and the strength of the character. Also, purple is one of my favorite color so that’s why it came first to my mind when I wrote this song.” – Tatiana / Divine Decadence
Looking for a heavy dose of style, groove and nostalgia? Seek no more! Faded Shades is here to cover all of your guitar music necessities with their brand new single “Waiting On Tomorrow”. PRE-SAVE NOW!!!
There are some unique qualities to his music, which by the way carries a very analog sound. It is filled with color, interesting drum grooves, as well as catchy melodies. His upcoming single “Marry You” is a fairly optimistic track that channels all of his Manchester roots. Although there might be some sense of nostalgia to it, the single captivates with its honesty and distinctive taste.
“We mainly find inspiration in creating sounds with our synths and in pop culture. The result is a mix of synthpop, electronica and synthwave which sometimes results in pop songs and sometimes leans more towards the atmospheric side.” Paraphon
“Heaven Can Wait” is a charming single that plays with the convention of pop rock and takes it to new directions. Their guitars are all playful in the way they interact with the vocals. They compliment each other as if they were having a conversation.
“Full Body” is my first self-produced track. Five years ago if you knew me as a musician, I was barely able to play any instruments. Now I’m pretty fluent with piano, bass, and drums which allowed me to produce this song. I worked on it all through quarantine and I’m super excited to share it with everyone!” Natalie Rogers
“This song is about pushing through the doubts created by my own mind as well as the doubts other people have expressed to me. It’s a reminder that my reality is that of my own creation. The idea of time is something I think about a lot and I always feel like I am running out. I feel guilty about the time I’ve lost to distractions and bumps in the road. But really the only thing I think we as humans have is time. It’s not scarce, it’s the only thing we all collectively have the most of.” The River
Their latest single “Wasting Away” is a wild collection of pumped-up drums, striking bass, melodic guitar riffs and high-reaching vocals. It is a stand against the ordinary, an anthem to individuality and self-appreciation. It is the artistic fight against all that has been programmed into us, to follow and obey, to be one more in the ever turning wheel of corporate bullshit.
“A powerful, strong-minded statement from a boy who wants nothing more than peace. Loved You More is an ode to those who are tired of trying to be enough. This message of honesty and torn emotion, mixed with colorful sampling and roaring guitar loops, is definitely one of the more disheartening Son.person tracks. Take a listen for yourself and see whether this one’ll leave you crying in the club.” Son.person
So our booked week was used to complete “Deviation” and to record another album. This upcoming album, “All You Need”, which will be released on May 26th.
The first song we recorded was “It’s Not Love”. And the dark feel and dramatic sound colored the rest of the recordings. Aggressive Soccer Moms
“Music is story-telling, it can be an escape, it can inspire, and it can pull you out of a dark place. The best music comes from the heart and it connects. This is the community we want to build with our fans.”
— Bleeding Sun
“This is a song about temptation. The story starts with the main character having a nice evening at home, strumming her guitar, while the devil pays a visit, knocks on the door and as he tries to seduce her, a dialogue begins.” Abstinthe Green
The whole song is centered around the breath that goes throught the whole song, grounding the whole experience in the most human place there is, survival. Skar de Line
YOU CAN HAVE A FREE DOWNLOAD NOW!!! In mesmerizing Latin melody, guitar with an addictive sound, synths, a psychedelic atmosphere, and such a special rhythm that just makes you move. Perhaps the greatest feature of the song, apart from the lyrics, is the sound. A vintage retro sound that I have not heard for a long time, an amazing production that fills my ears and body with delicious music from such talented people.
Being alone in a wilderness also worked as a religious/spiritual metaphor for exploring faith, the dark night of the soul in mystical terms, and then seeing the world anew. The country turning alludes to change. Whatever that is in an earthly sense (who knows?) but also in a spiritual sense. Daniel McDonagh
“I loved composing this song, wrote all the parts, and played everything except the saxophone. The lyrics were the most important facet to me because I wanted to say what was on my mind and I was able to process a lot of what I have been experiencing lately as a citizen of the United States. I feel that if people are truly able to band together, then we could begin to resolve the discrepancies that plague the human experience; but, as it is, we are left craving justice in a cafeteria with a broken oven.” Andrew Michael Meador
“Thrill of it is about the chemistry that you feel with someone that you shouldn’t, but there is an addictive electrification that you get when you are with them, and you can’t stay away. You know you should, but you don’t. It’s a type of torture, a self punishment that you put yourself through when you are with them because you know you can’t be with them, but the pain feels so good that you don’t turn away.” Holly Wild
Parallel’s self-titled EP is quite an impressive debut release, and a compellingly engaging listen throughout; at the same time that the songs on the EP convey the wistful feelings of isolation that listeners will surely relate to, their powerfully dreamy atmospheres also bring about a relaxing sense of tranquility. Highly recommended.
We love Back to Me. It’s quite simple and some might miss a chorus, but we liked it better without a catchy chorus because it’s more mysterious this way. The vocal effect was inspired by the sound of the Black Keys (not their vocals but guitar effect on our vocals). Dizzy Panda
The song explores a relationship that has been strained over time and in need of a change as the chorus explains “I don’t want to live that way.”
In skateboarding culture “smoked” means to fall and slam hard into the ground whenever you try to do a trick. “This is exactly what it felt like to be an American during the pandemic. We slammed really hard, and all we wanted was an escape.” – Teen Mortgage
“This track is the first of a busier release schedule this year with more Gigs and more Lunar Stuff happening. It’s also the first track where we’ve all been the big London Studio studio as a complete band together recording it as live as possible to capture the energy. It’s out June 10th (on all platforms) followed by three more tracks.” – The Last Keys
“Lin Manuel” was born after the stillness of the pandemic brought up all of Eline’s insecurities. Thoughts like “What am doing? How long can I keep doing this? Should I continue on or let this go?” (which are, by the way, the daily struggles of an Indie artist), arose.
I had this song sitting around. It reminded me of the feeling of being in a tractor beam, levitating weightless. I knew it had sort of a synthwave sound to it, and it had a downtempo retro feel as well. I thought it would be a good fit, so I composed about eight layers of saxophone using midi saxophones in Ableton Live, and I sent the performances over to Wayne for him to play and record using his alto and tenor saxophones. Unfortunately, there was a delay related to saxophone repairs that came up, but in the end, everything worked out perfect timing wise. -GrayBeat
Hello May and you all, thank you so much for being here, another week is gone, but we have more cool stuff for you, dreamy soundscapes, epicness all around one these albums, a couple of fantastic female albums that I’m sure you’re going to be delighted, synthwawe, folk, jazz and more, so I’m sure you are going to find in these 9 albums/EPs something right for you.
“The song ‘Elevator’ is a metaphor. Real, hard talk behind a beat you can dance to. There are days when I feel like I am trapped in an elevator. I am helpless as I go up and down in this claustrophobic box that I can’t leave. Whether I’m on cloud nine or hit rock bottom, I sometimes feel like a slave to my own emotions. And I think that is something a lot of people can relate to. My music is a gateway into the inner workings of my thoughts, and sometimes the best thing to do is to face these wild emotions, sit in them, learn from them, and ultimately purge them.” Jake Inzerra
Bara Karin didn’t dare release the single until she quit her job within psychiatric care, afraid that she was going to be accused for revealing what it can be like there.
“I team pop melodies with lyrics that probably reveal far too much about my odd brain, harmonies you might expect from a Beach Boys and doo-wap obsessive and music that’s influenced by post-punk and indie pop of the late 70s and early 80s.” Amateur Ornithologist
This song is about the modern challenges of trying to find true romantic intimacy. Some of the lyrics are based on personal experiences but a lot of the ideas came from conversations I’ve had with close friends about their dating struggles.
‘Mothman, The Man’ is a genre-hopping and sound experimentation project by a group of like-minded southwest fellas. If you’re after having your mind blown and/or an out-of-body experience, listening to ‘Mothman, The Man’ is the thing you’re after. Connor Childs
“For the listeners who haven’t listened to my music before, I can describe it as nu-goth, which borrows elements from industrial rock and grunge rock. It’s a journey that takes you into the mind of somebody struggling with mental illness.” Staytus
“Last Night in Norwich originated some time back as a (failed) poem I wrote in a Blue Mountains motel room, in the dark hours of one morning after watching a particularly morbid documentary. I had this crappy, 30-odd-second guitar idea I had recorded separately, and while messing around later on in my home ‘studio’, I discovered this musically suited the tone of the lyrics rather nicely. Voila – a Frankenstein’s monster.” – Mike Stephens
It’s a powerful song celebrating friendship, underlining the importance of having someone to help you through, and the resulting feeling of gratitude-laced empowerment shines throughout the song and especially the chorus bit.
“It took a long time to get mixed as I got quite peculiar with what I wanted, I had the chance of working (remotely) with a very patient mixing engineer! The lyrics (although I’m no Bob Dylan) came out in about two hours one evening, the fastest I’ve ever wrote lyrics!!” – PRTLND
This track was heavily based off melbournes lockdowns – being stuck inside for almost 2 years disconnected, alone, dark and feeling like my bedroom was a prison. You would have some dark days and a few euphoric high days because your brain was missing any simulation it just didn’t know what to do with itself. This song really emulates the feelings that were had during that time and looking back represents a part of history that we lived through and survived through. But it’s very angsty and loud.
What makes this track unique is its originality and an almost obscene vibe of alcohol, cigarettes, and cynicism. With drunken steps, the track moves forward with a rock and roll vibe and a low end that makes the ground shake. Its attitude can be compared to a full pub at 3am where everybody is loosened up and trying to get away with everything they can.
“The particular ethos of the album is that i look at each song as sort of a diary entry/chapter. At the time that i was making it i wasn’t leaving the house much and staying in a dark room creating these songs because i had nothing else to do. The band was essentially over so it was a lonely time. I needed friends so I made songs instead to get out of my head” Shane Sigro
If anyone is hearing me for the first time I like for them to know that it means the world to me to be heard. Our time and attention is so valuable today so to be listened to just completes the music for me. I think of music as a vehicle for human connection, the songs are like little messages in a bottle that hopefully unfold and enrich someone else’s day. David McKinney
I was really into the idea of doing every step in the process. Writing the song, performing the parts, recording, mixing, mastering, and release it. It’s also my first project to be pressed to vinyl. Which just arrived in the mail the other day. Of course the cherry on top is the cover that was painted by my friend, Tom Root. He is and amazing painter who truly understands anatomy and light better than anyone I’ve ever met.” Mahto
“I wrote the lyrics for” Two Figures “in the summer of 2020 while being hospitalized at a local psych ward. Close to an all-time low, I had lost my mind, felt existentially exhausted, and alone.” Denni Ian
“This song was inspired off of a relationship I had with someone. We had a big falling out and instead of working on the relationship she ended up getting close to a childhood love. She knew he was a bad person with bad habits and swore she wasn’t gonna let it get deep but she ended up getting real close to him again. Hence the “you said you would never let it happen again. You had to hurt me to make me feel again.” – Lloyd Ratalsky / Burn Like Stars
“I had produced a tribute to Wyatt in NYC many years ago. Fred Frith, Peter Blegvad, Hugh Hopper and many others appeared. Robert gave it his official nod of support. When I moved to London to produce my first Meltdown Festival, Robert seemed the obvious choice to curate it, and from that, a lovely friendship evolved. Of course, it was daunting asking him to sing something I’d written. I know he gets a lot of proposals of which he turns down nearly all. But happily, he said yes. He said he thought he could sing this set of lyrics— and commented about the possibility of singing about his father. It was a huge relief to me.’’ Vanderwolf
“We were going for a tape saturated, overdriven preamp sound in everything for “Falling.” Mostly seeing what we could do with almost no reverb on anything. “Head in the Ground” was more a love we all have for the classic Lofi indie music. Finding a way to inject psych pop into an introspective feel. Very dreamy, especially with the synth sound design, but keeping the UK garage feel underneath.” Eric Everhart / Elektric Animals
It’s the haunting and all-encompassing flow of mystic passion Anne Bennett has tamed, just a little bit, making her songs so captivating and inviting for repeated journeys. Holding the listeners on tiptoes, the dark magic-filled worlds full of powerful messages are waiting. May it be the highly relevant and empowering celebration of “Fabulous Creature” or something else from the artist’s repertoire, there is something for everyone to explore and immerse in!
“The inspiration for this song came from a relationship that got caught in “neverland” like the lyrics say. “Crossroad” is an analogy about the life paths we take. We’re all following our independent path in this experience we call life and sometimes we meet people at a crossroad. Some people follow similar directions, but others have a completely different plan. When it comes to a relationship it’s impossible to build something if future plans don’t go well together. That’s when you have to accept the reality and keep following your own path. It’s all about that carpe diem.” Losun
An important message about “Panic Attacks in Loves”
This song includes audio footage of a conversation during one of my panic attacks, and may be triggering for those living with mental illness. I’ve struggled with panic attacks throughout my life, and over the last two years, with the help of therapy, medication management, and incredible support from my husband Jordan, they have become something that I can live a full and happy life with.
Thanks for the Support,
“It brought up a lot of different and contradicting feelings; sad, beautiful, dark, hopeful, enchanting, empowering. This was around the time the Atlanta shooting happened. I was in a state of pain and anger that I really couldn’t shake and didn’t know how to deal with it; anger feels really complicated and scary to me. And I found calmness through the sounds he put together”. YAEVIN
“Noah composed a poem where he imagined himself as a sailor, pondering all of his life choices and wondering what he could’ve been had he taken other paths and opportunities. Being cursed by the “what if”, the sailor admires the fictitious character, ‘Virginia’, who
represents all those who have found greater success, and lead seemingly happier lives than he. The sailor realizes that although her existence appears to be perfect from the outside, Virginia has struggles and tribulations within her own life” The Wildwoods
For all my female baddies out there, it’s a reminder to appreciate and value yourself to keep believing in your goals and vision. Sometimes the definition of baddie is not just the clothes, jewelry, and fancy car, but the mindset of striving and persevering regardless of circumstance. Lorraine Bautista
“My songs are dark, fierce, introspective – written from my experiences as a queer woman, a feminist, a person with mental illness, and an introverted indie musician. I write about fighting to improve a world that wasn’t built for us, losing (and re-finding) yourself in toxic love, being a messy weirdo in an industry that values glamour and perfection, the simultaneous terror and allure of the male gaze, and burning your rage for fuel to become something more.”
The single is a bit sad lyrically speaking. It boards the theme of having to leave somebody behind to pursue your own dreams. In this case, songwriter/lead-singer Tom Starr wrote the song trying to convey the difficulties of leaving his partner to become a successful touring musician.
“Turn The Screw is very much about media mind control, and the dangers that presents to our mental health as we are far too often vulnerable to manipulation at the behest of the puppet masters. They can generate panic, fear, hate and adulation with a creatively worded or edited headline. The words simply encourage you to look deeper, check the facts and spread awareness of the danger. It’s propaganda that should come with a health warning!!!” – Higher Sights
‘Says Abraham’ is song about devotion to a god or a spiritual leader–but not necessarily in a good way. […] Many are looking for something or someone to believe in. Someone to follow. Someone to tell us what to do and to whom we can direct our dreams and longing. In the hope that someone will hear our prayers, notice our sacrifices. But how can one know, if the god of choice is really a good god? How do we know, that what we follow is good and true? How do we know, we are not paying a price?” TROLN
“The track talks about a breakup but I’ve narrated it like it was a happy story. Me and my ex decided to end things, together and at that time we both knew this was going to happen, from this the first line of the song: “it’s almost time to say our goodbyes”.” Kaiyra
sake sake sake, their latest studio release, is at its core about innovation; with their constantly evolving sound and presenting themes of our possible future and everything it encapsulates, as well as society’s refusal to change until it’s too late, the trio has taken it upon themselves to speak about the threats our world is facing, while still bringing forth spirited and groovy melodies.
I was working in job that was that draining me and I wasn’t able to focus on my passion for music. I was fortunate enough to land the role and play Jerry Scheff (TCB band) in the up coming Baz Lurhman ‘Elvis’ movie and it really just kick started my passion for music again. I came back straight from shooting Day 1 and just penned out the lyrics about how it felt to feel like I wasn’t who I was supposed to be. When I’m really inspired the songs I write come out in an afternoon. It felt amazing to finally fall out of the funk I was in and put it in a song so others who feel the same way can share in the song. -Katanak
The song itself came relatively easy to me because I knew what I wanted to say. I thought that talking about death, as part of life, was important not only from a personal point of view, but to help others open up about their own grief. -Marcus Valance
“One day in Reykjavík, when I started my studies University of the Arts, at the height of the pandemic back in the fall of 2020, I went for a walk in the park. Isolated and saddened that I couldn’t reach my husband in the Faroe Islands, I got inspired. I could no longer contain the unbearable loneliness that I felt as I was walking back to my student flat. Words started pouring out of my head. Briskly, my pace increased, I needed to write the words down before I would forget them all! I ran and finally entered my room, started jotting all the words down – I couldn’t keep up with my thoughts and kept on writing. When I was finally finished, I started to piece together my words on paper until finally the puzzle of words came together and there was my poem – Isolation. Anna Iachino
“This songs reflects upon my personal experience from psychotherapy. It adopts a rather sarcastic standpoint on one hand, and an optimistic viewpoint on the other hand. This song is characteristic of my music, which often deals with our innermost dark layers, without succumbing to popular music trends, but rather invigorating sounds and themes which best suit the intricate lyrical structures.” Pini Gurfil
“For me, Love is a fascinating subject. As a spiritual journeyman I am seeking the truth of infinite potential, beyond the veil, beyond the matrix. I feel that here lies the purest and most real form of love … unconditional, infinite, pure consciousness. In my day to day, I do my best to practice acceptance, To observe and not judge, to feel sensations without adding meaning or story. My intention is to collapse the erroneous belief systems that form the construct of my egoic mind. I practice love as much as I can ! Be love, sing love, make love” – Charlie Freeman
“Music is my whole life – it’s a way for me to express my emotions – to hurt, heal, bring joy, love and feel.” Elizabeth Luka
“Swing My Hip came up out of the water as a response to the seemingly endless slide down into sadness, isolation and helplessness that the pandemic brought about. A kind of defiant response, a modern blues in a way; playing the blues to keep the blues away. Music is one of the greatest tools to combat despair. In this case, swinging your hip in spite of it all. Keeping hope and positivity alive.” mUmbo
I want to deliver profound, top-shelf recordings that can last the test of time. The same way I listen to classic records from way back to decades past and go ‘damn.. how did they do that?’ or just marvel at the skills in the musicianship and production of a record. I’d like my records to reach that level.
Following a DIY ethos, All Societies wanted to approach production in a way that was utterly-uncompromising with the eventual product. All Societies is ultimately here to bring a groove, tell a story, and maybe even raise a smile.
“I mix Pop with Folk, Orchestral, R&B and Hip Hop music, to create songs that have a signature sound. I was inspired to create my own sound after coming across the music of my favourite film composer, Hans Zimmer. I love how he always captivates his audience with his music. At many times there are no words, it’s just music, but the music sets the scene of the story. I wanted to do the same, not only with my lyrics, voice or harmonies, but also with the drum beats, melodies, chords and instruments. Sharnelle McLean
The pandemic with its lockdowns stopped life as it used to be. What used to be busy and bustling was now suddenly still and empty, and while it felt curious and cool at first, it soon started dragging down on the mental wellbeing of people. For the Canadian artist Monique Barry it has been the… Continue Reading →
“I’m mostly excited about having a song out there that specifically talks about having “messed up” teeth, because I never had that!” Una Jensen
This piece actually came together very calmly, very naturally and became my own little haven after making a very big decision last year. I was really struggling (not Covid related) and it took a big chunk of courage to walk away from something that was destroying me. It felt so very bitter sweet and I had a huge sense of both release and relief to end it all, hence the title. I actually can’t read music and have never had any lessons or grades so I play solely by ear”. Nay Shalom
“It was written on one of those grey rainy days in winter last year where I was playing around with chords and came across one that I hadn’t come across before. That sound (the third chord in the verse progression) recalled a feeling of sorrow and distress, which reminded me of a relationship breakdown and how that sound of despair rings in your ears.” – Will Soma
“The old lyrics were scrapped, new words and a tweaked melody took their place. Being in lockdown and the world being at a standstill it was impossible to avoid the news, the lyrics are basically just me letting off some steam about the terrible job and seemingly corrupt practices of our government regarding the PPE contracts.” – Sea Driver
“to everyone that’s new to me and to my sound, I want you to know that it’s okay to let my sounds take you away from any real-world stress that you’re dealing with, and into the type of beautiful yet chaotic worlds that you might only see in movies, TV, or video games, even if it’s only for just a few minutes. Sometimes, the endless reaches of our imagination help us deal with reality a lot better than some of what actually exists in reality.” Havoc Osiris
“The Strong EP came about during a tough time in my life. I think we can all agree that the last few years haven’t been easy for anyone. I started recording this music alongside a lot of loss and change and working on these songs became a safe place to process how I was feeling. Emotions can have so many hues so I just followed my intuition and tried to translate those colors into sounds and harmonies. In response, these songs emerged as delicate and moody soundscapes built on top of meditative tempos and led by introspective melodies and lyrics. Each song is a love song but maybe not in the traditional sense of romantic love. It’s more about the power of love and how it can help us heal.” Allie Alvarado
“These 3 songs were written/recorded in a sort of hut in my garage that I built out of plywood and U-Haul moving blankets. It was a few months into the pandemic/lock down and everything was just weird. I was working from home and a bit stir crazy and these songs came about from some negative self-talk. I figured a good way to get out of my own head was to write songs about those internal conversations. Make them public, and move on.” A Starving Viking
“I mostly used the Novation Bass Station 2 in the creation of this track. The introduction is comprised of 3 sampled arp patterns (there might be a fourth in there). They provide the platform for the melody line. The main rolling bass line in body of the song is also the Bass Station, as is the 3 chord pattern you hear through out. Serum adds a layer of support to the bass, by sounding like an electric guitar string be. ( I think so anyway). The glitchy pieces are random chopped samples that I though sounded cool. When I got to the last section, i just wanted to go heavy, or go home” Daverage J. Normal
My music backgrounds are pretty wide, and I hope that each listener can find that subtle influence he can relate to. In fact, in the past, I have often been associated with artists I did not even know much about it. It is sort of pleasing, though. -Iuliano
“It’s set in a fictional place called Sunset Valley with fictional characters. The protagonist, who is otherwise content with life, hangs onto the person they first loved in times gone by and hopes that they will find each other again one day. They wonder about where this person is now and hold on to the belief that “the best things are gonna take time”. – Roisin O’Hagan
“My music is to tell your stories, I sing your sadness, i hear your pain and i tell your stories. My music focus on letting go of bad memories and feelings so we can live a happier life. In a way, it’s sad but it’s a beautiful sadness.” Silvia De Rosa
“In the blue corner: the small man on the street. Who never tried to make a name for himself, never caused any trouble. Just minding his own business. In the red corner: the bullying type of guy with the silver spoon in mouth. Much bigger, much stronger. He always takes advantage of the small guy. He tosses him around makes him crawl and suffer. Just because he can. In February 24th Russia invaded Ukraine, a peaceful democratic country which never caused any trouble, just been minding its own business. The reports from the war has been horrifying, and I was reminded of the “David and Goliath”-song in my drawer.” – The ROLF
A soft ballad that builds up and hits the crescendo when the lyrics accept the protagonist’s lack of will to forgive and forget, Do You Regret It? is a song that blends elegance with what many would call pettiness (spoiler alert: it’s not), staying sophisticated and unbothered as the singer opens up about being broken beyond repair by her lover while and after they were together.
I walked her out to her car, carrying the last of her boxes. As we stood there saying goodbye, we all suddenly realized that she wasn’t coming back home this time. My daughter was leaving home. Tears. In that flurry of 10 minutes, my world as her father changed. She drove away and my wife and I stood there, absorbing the weight of it all. Her older sister, living in Georgetown. Now her as well. As I walked back into the house, thinking of our grown girls, a tune turned over and over in my head. Jonathan Grow
“With The Great Awaits, what I want to achieve is to make the listener feel like they’re being transported to another universe, and as the title implies, it’s a journey towards something great, while also having an interesting and joyful trip along the way.” Henry Lemoin
I wrote Garrison Lane last year and basically wanted to write something a bit bigger with more depth in terms of instrumentals. I got quite obsessed with Nick Cave which was probably part of the reason. I’ve got a friend who’s a sound engineer and she was able to book the studio in east London where Alt J recorded their last album. And that’s about it really. I don’t have a band so I recorded each instrument one at a time and another friend did some filming so hopefully there’ll be a video as well at some point. -Prince of Sweden
“The song was inspired by Steve Reich’s Clapping Music. We were trying to have a consistent drum beat run throughout a song without entirely using a drum kit, hence, why we clap the beat at the beginning and the end. Lyrically, I babbled some words to a melody and those were the final words ahaha. It has no special meaning other than, give it a go and see what happens.” Ronan Cephos Powders
It’s a song dedicated to Ania’s grand mother and is a personal story about a broken and forbidden love gone tragic after a run away into the cold forest night in Poland during the beginning of the last century. Ania was hit by the story of her grandma (Maria)’s lost love, John—the first true love that she had to let go that cold winter night, long ago. It was a forbidden kind of relation, and an unwelcoming blessing to their parents until they decided to run away one night. John got sick and tired, until contracting pneumonia that killed him, abandoning Ania’s grandmother alone and forever.
“I wrote this song as a way to channel my feelings of anger and resentment because I always struggle with those emotions the most”. – Allie Lune
I write a lot of music live on Twitch streams, which has really helped me over-thinking about stuff, it encourages me to trust my instinct and go with my gut because if people are watching, they won’t want to watch me scroll through different synth sounds and go over the same part over and over again. This song (‘Forgotten’) was the first one in a string of singles which will be coming out this year that I worked on but I accidentally saved it in the wrong folder on my computer and it got lost for a few months, hence the name. When I eventually tracked it down and listened to it for the first time in ages I was actually blown away by it, I knew I had to finish it and get it out there. -Bite The Boxer