Lauren Ruth Ward – Did I Offend You?

Having picked up support from Spotify, Lauren Ruth Ward is finding her way into everyone’s favourite playlists. Nostalgia tinged rock is infused with a contemporary writing sensibility filled with emotion and an infectious sense of confidence. “‘Did I Offend You?’ is a song about self reflection after an intense conversation. It can be taken from…

Sam Tinnesz – Play With Fire

“I worked on this one with a wild group here in Nashville called Yacht Money. They had the idea of doing a song about being pyromaniacs, and it turned out to have this sexy vibe to it that I didn’t expect, but ended up loving.” – Sam Tinnesz Follow: Facebook Twitter Instagram

Not Famous – Kick It

The production is pretty stripped back here so the songwriting has to really shine. It seems like Matt Feree, AKA Not Famous, has a good understanding of how to write a great folk-pop melody. The Los Angeles based singer-songwriter takes you on a journey through his narrative without compromising the quality of the vocal. “I’ve…

Edan – Life After Dilla

“This song was written as a tribute to my wife and newborn son. J Dilla has always been a huge inspiration for me, his music always had a depth to it that I feel you could write your realest feelings to. I heard Dilla’s “Life” has as I was preparing to be a father, and…

Lexxi Saal – Rescue Call

“Working on ‘Rescue Call’ was such a freeing experience. I’ve been wanting to work on music like this for a while now, so it was great to finally get it released.”  “It’s a feel good song that makes you want to dance. It’s like when you’re at a party and you’re not feeling the vibe…

Lee N. Sage – Hillsides

“Hillsides incorporates multiple themes, one that happens to be my undying obsession for the outdoors and how the woods of Northern Michigan has always been an outlet – an escape from the overwhelming day-to-day thoughts. And, another theme being that of anxiety, the black dog that endlessly follows you around.” “Puts you in a place that…

Theia – Everything

New Zealand based songstress ‘Theia’ has followed up her widely acclaimed single ‘Roam’ with her new offering ‘Everything’. Her signature expansive harmonies are present, as is her uncanny ability to pair good melody writing with great vocal control. Follow: Facebook Twitter Instagram

Austin Bey – Stray

“I started the song on the anniversary of the murder of a rapper from my city named Lor Scoota and it made me think of how many other people with so much potential had the same fate. That’s where the “don’t go where I’m from..” line in the intro comes from.” “My emotions are so…

Hartway – Dreaming

Australian duo Hartway are back with the second single from their upcoming EP ‘Motions’.  The pair have a knack for creating toe-tap worthy nu-disco, with a healthy mix of organic and electronic elements. “Exploring the concept of duality through an expressive future soul piece, ‘Dreaming’ is the second pre-release single from our upcoming EP.” –…

Stanzi – Soul Shine

“SoulShine is about accepting who and where we are in life. It’s easy to make excuses and to see shortcomings in the world around us. The true growth starts, however, when we can recognize those pitfalls within ourselves and grow from them.”   “Starting out as a producer there are a ton of potential excuses; I don’t…

Noisywaters – Summer Nights

Firstly, no it’s not a Grease cover. Secondly, it is a Cosmo Sheldrake esque foray into glitchy sampled folk-electro. The synth work is particularly impressive, with the Washington duo showing off their production chops by balancing busy instrumental sections with spacious breaks. “Summer Nights is a dark and dreamy dance track, a sonic excursion to…

NOVAA x LO – Lights

Pulsing, rhythmically swelling synths accompany NOVAA’s subtle, laid back vocal delivery on her new single ‘Lights’, a collaborative effort with emerging producer Lo. Think AlunaGeorge but more restrained. “LIGHTS approaches the question if being in love means falling for someone else or falling for yourself and the person that the other one sees in you….