Hear the Official Song of the 2019 NYC Women’s March

Soulful from the first note is ROZES new song “Halfway There.” The track was proudly chosen as as the official anthem for the 2019 Women’s March in New York City which took place today. The song starts off with an electro-pop / R&B vibe and quickly transforms into a banger of a pop song by the chorus. The chorus is incredibly catchy, moving, and empowering. … Continue reading Hear the Official Song of the 2019 NYC Women’s March

Hyphen’s ‘Beneath a Smile’ Is Suave British Piano Rap with Lots of Meaning

Hyphen’s ‘Beneath a Smile’ is smooth, clean piano-driven rap music out of the United Kingdom. This artist says this “song talks a lot about my experiences of depression, and so the release will be done in collaboration with some mental health organizations.” It feels like this rapper’s unique academic background “in philosophy and economics at University College London,” and his current occupation “in finance in the … Continue reading Hyphen’s ‘Beneath a Smile’ Is Suave British Piano Rap with Lots of Meaning

Doov’s ‘Target’ Is Clean, Smooth Rap with a Technical Approach

Doov’s ‘Target’ is clean, melodic rap with a smooth, brisk pace. This artist describes himself as a, “twenty-year-old rapper and producer from East Brunswick, New Jersey.” He says his “music reflects influences of all kinds — from Jersey club, to afro beat to soul — while always embodying classic hip-hop and his own unique style.” This really hits in a meaningful way, but there’s a sense … Continue reading Doov’s ‘Target’ Is Clean, Smooth Rap with a Technical Approach

Svcred’s ‘Paradise’ Is Glitzy, Cinematic Hard Rock with a Gothic Flair

Svcred’s ‘Paradise’ is clean, dramatic Australian hard rock with a decidedly dusky flair. “Refining their trademark blend of gothic ambience and groove driven guitar work even further,” the band says that on this track they, “are proud to have created something that stands as uniquely their own.” This is a very tight, precise performance, but that doesn’t lead the group to sacrifice on the emotional … Continue reading Svcred’s ‘Paradise’ Is Glitzy, Cinematic Hard Rock with a Gothic Flair

Ruben Young’s “Rachel Green” is a Perfect Addition To Your End of the Summer Playlist

Great new music out today by Ruben Young featuring Odd Future’s Hodgy! Soulful vocal melodies and word play set Ruben Young’s “Rachel Green” apart from other R&B songs. The track is a slow jam with a great feel to get your feet moving. Piano chords complete the melodies, and subtle reverb adds a roominess to the vocals. The second verse is rapped creating a contrast … Continue reading Ruben Young’s “Rachel Green” is a Perfect Addition To Your End of the Summer Playlist

Active Bird Community’s ‘Baby It’s You’ Is Intense Alt-Rock with a Patient Pace

Active Bird Community’s ‘Baby It’s You’ is some intense, straightforward alt-rock with a patient, manageable pace. Frontman Andrew Wolfson describes this as, “a song about love,” but one that leaves him, “with more than just an “I’m in love” feeling and more of a feeling of confidence that comes from loving yourself.” In the video, “this pop star character Nick D’Agostino and I created… has … Continue reading Active Bird Community’s ‘Baby It’s You’ Is Intense Alt-Rock with a Patient Pace

‘With Every Moment’ by The Shakes Is Groovy, Retro Indie Pop

‘With Every Moment’ by The Shakes is expansive, eclectic indie pop from Orange County. The collective “is led by songwriter and frontman Sean Perry… [citing] The Who, U2, The Arctic Monkeys, The Smiths, Oasis [and] Tame Impala,” Perry says he “has been able to incorporate elements of these artists into his own sound.” In short, he describes his approach as, “blending 80s inspired grooves with … Continue reading ‘With Every Moment’ by The Shakes Is Groovy, Retro Indie Pop

Beta State’s ‘What Happened To Us?’ Is Glitzy, Fluttering Pop Music

Beta State’s ‘What Happened To Us?’ is glitzy, fluttering pop music with notable pop and rap influences. This shiny music reminiscent of Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons or maybe even Drake has a very high production value. Every little note and sound on here has a real purpose. The choice to make an entirely original track rather than deferring to samples or someone else’s work … Continue reading Beta State’s ‘What Happened To Us?’ Is Glitzy, Fluttering Pop Music

‘Poison’ by Telescreens Is Warbly, Effects-Driven Hip-Hop with an RNB Sensibility

‘Poison’ by Telescreens is warbly, effects-driven hip-hop with an RNB sensibility. This is the New York-based trio’s debut single, which is kind of crazy considering how well-developed and unique it is. “Hailing from London, Newark, and San Francisco,” the group has “played three sold out shows in the past two months,” they say. These guys are definitely on to something. One gets the sense that … Continue reading ‘Poison’ by Telescreens Is Warbly, Effects-Driven Hip-Hop with an RNB Sensibility

Hoolie Gu’s ‘Make It or Take It’ Is Some Old School, Poppy Brooklyn Rap

Hoolie Gu’s ‘Make It or Take It’ is a strong release from this Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn-based rapper. “Beginning his musical career in 2010… Hoolie Gu began rapping to overcome financial hardships,” he says. “Shortly after, he went on a hiatus from the music industry to focus on fatherhood.” Starting “in 2013, the Brooklyn native began performing in showcases throughout New York City,” and he’s been on his grind … Continue reading Hoolie Gu’s ‘Make It or Take It’ Is Some Old School, Poppy Brooklyn Rap