This is your weekly delivery of new tunes from around the world. From up-and-coming indie talent to well-known major acts, you’ll be kept up to date on quality tracks that you should be listening to to start your weekend off right.
This week sees new releases from W.H.A.L.E., Dawn Richard, Kang Daniel, Tainy, 24kGoldn, and more. Enjoy this eclectic mix.
W.H.A.L.E. – Just Another Jazz Piece
W.H.A.L.E drops his latest through Gvngaroo Records. “Just Another Jazz Piece” is a high-flying, quick transitioning banger. Let this track blow through your speakers.
Alfie Templeman – Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody
Alfie Templeman delivers a strong, but easy listen “Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody.” Apparently, he wrote this at 14 years old. Wow. What were you doing at that age? “Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody” will be featured on Alfie’s mini-album Forever Isn’t Long Enough project, due May 7. Enjoy this Pop gem from the British singer. Also, check out the music video. Alfie and a friend go on a fun, heartfelt adventure in search of Suzie.
dad sports – nrvs again
I’m adding this song to the rotation for their bio alone.
Okay, it’s not just because of their bio. You have to admit…it’s funny. Why would they do that? They clearly have a sense of humor and that’s awesome.
Dad Sports is a three-piece band based in Ottawa. They describe their sound as bedroom pop, “notably lo-fi and soft, yet equally high energy and emotionally potent. The group sets themselves apart by their use of electronic drum machines and softly layered vocals to create a warm and nostalgic sound.”
Watch the Noah Keckler-directed music video. Their EP comes out on March 19.
Also, watch their Noah Keckler-directed music video.
Dawn Richard – Bussifame
Dawn Richard drops a new song called “Bussifame.” This one is going to make you want to dance. Along with the release, she announced her upcoming first record for Merge Records, Second Line: An Electro Revival.
In a press release, Richard called Second Line “a movement to bring pioneering Black women in electronic music to the forefront.” The album, according to the press release, follows Richard’s persona as King Creole, an “assassin of stereotypes, a Black girl from the South at a crossroads in her artistic career.”
It all sounds exciting and progressive for her. An artist digging deep to broaden their catalog and overall artistry is something I’m happy to enjoy. Let’s look out for it in the future.
Hayley Mary – Would You Throw A Diamond?
Hayley Mary’s voice is powerful. She is soaring through “Would You Throw A Diamond?” This classic rock cut is her first release of 2021.
In a statement, Hayley said “Would You Throw a Diamond?” started out as a rough sketch by her partner, Johnny Took of DMA’S, that she could see “just needed bruising off and shining up,” hence the song’s title.
Kang Daniel – PARANOIA
Wow, this song is hot! Can we say “sync”? “PARANOIA” has the drama, peaks, and valleys that can make any song a potential hit. I’m running through his most popular songs and I don’t hear anything I wouldn’t be able to put on repeat.
This music video is amazing. The outfits, the choreography, and general direction scream superstar. South Korea is no joke in this music industry. They take their craft seriously and there is no shortage of talent. Kang Daniel is someone you should check out.
Mahalia – Jealous ft. Rico Nasty
Mahalia and Rico Nasty are smooth on “Jealous.” Daniel Cartisano, Cadenza & Harry Edwards kill it on production. It’s a solid crossover Trap song. I’ve got no complaints here.
AJR – Way Less Sad
AJR delivers big, anthemic sounds very well. “Way Less Sad” is a seemingly cynical, yet sincere take on the world around them.
24kGoldn – 3, 2, 1
24kGoldn gets 2021 with the “3, 2, 1” release. He’s gearing up for his El Dorado album which drops on March 26. Check out the song credits here.
Tainy & Miguel – Sunbathe
Tainy and Miguel cook up a nice vibe on “Sunbathe.” Miguel’s vocals sit well on top of the Reggaeton rhythm. You can wind down to this one and truly enjoy the weekend.
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