Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross recently debuted together in their docu-series, Ashlee + Evan, but they are also all about the music. Today they released their new EP Ashlee + Evan, but I want to talk about their single “Tonic”, a track the duo co-wrote and produced with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White, plus Austin Brown, and Bryan London.
Kyan’s “Lonely River” is a modern mashup of hip-hop and R&B styles that’s as wild as the lonely river he’s singing about. The song is frankly gorgeous, honest, and powerfully written.
Canada has been celebrating some big news. This month, cannabis became legal across the country and people are pretty excited about it. Now they just need an anthem for their new legal, recreational drug, and Mark Higgins has just the song: “Oh Cannabis”.
Kayla Ruby’s “Never Really Know Somebody” is a bright, confident new single from an up-and-coming country artist, and I’m thrilled to have the premiere from this very talented young singer.
Savoir Adore’s “Black and Blue” is a charming indie pop single with the perfect hooks, beautiful vocals, and a chorus that’s been stuck in my head all night.
Andrew Bayer’s “Immortal Lover” is a gorgeous, ethereal electro pop ballad with one of the most beautiful videos I’ve seen in a long time.
Layered, sultry, and steamy, “Mango” by KING is an R&B banger with deeply spicy Cuban flare. KING is confidant, catchy, and fun, and the single feels like a warm breeze blowing across a tropical beach.
Catherine McGrath’s “Lost In The Middle” may sound like a pure American slice of Apple pie, but the Northern Ireland-born singer is proving that country music doesn’t just come from Nashville.
“This Could Be The End of It” is a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. The song is brisk and airy, but rooted in a sense of sadness that gives way to light. And the lyrics are touching and bright, with a sense of someone who has been there, done that, and come through the other side.
Starley’s “Love Is Love” is a personal pop song that’s catchy, empowering, and just a bit heartbreaking. The Australian artist puts her heart on her sleeve, revealing a story that is tender, even as the song is bright and filled with the sound of hope.