There’s an art to crafting the perfect sad banger, and Rayne’s new single, “Envious” is one of the best I’ve heard in ages. The beat is catchy, Rayne’s vocals are angelic, and then low and sad, with a mood that feels like you should be dancing your cares away.
Mauve is back with her latest single, “Starting Over,” and the ballad is a heart-breaker about love and relationships that just aren’t working, with lyrics that also sum up how a lot of us probably feel in 2021.
“What Have You Done To Me” is Christee Palace’s stylish and sultry new single. The moody and evocative song sets a tone that’s dark, but lush, and Palace blurs genres with a story a lot of people will find very relatable.
“Only Us” is a new style for DYLYN, from what I’ve heard, and it shows a whole new edge to the Canadian artist. The ballad walks the line between pop and rock, carried by the singer’s somber vocals, and emotional lyrics.
Kaeley Jade has a voice like an angel, and her new single “Bittersweet” hooked me from the very start.
Valley’s “There’s Still A Light In The House” put the band on the map in 2020, and it was one of 2020’s standout indie rock singles. With their new single, “All The Animals I Drew As A Kid,” the band is showing their depth, and range, with a slow burning ballad that’s sad and sweet, off their new EP, sucks to see you doing better.
Canadian alt-pop rockers The Royal Foundry released their new EP, Strangers, and listening to it feels like a winter retreat, especially starting off with the track “You Make It Easy”. The striking song moves from somber to sweet, with a crescendo just before the end leading perfectly into the rest of the clever EP.
December is around the corner, and somehow Blanks’ new single “oh no” is making me feel like it’s summer, walking down the street in LA with the sun shining and the breeze blowing through palm trees.
Earlier this year, I got hooked on Evie Irie when she released “Worst Enemy”, and she’s one of those artists I keep checking in on because she has such a fresh, electric sound, with the most incredible vocals.
Singer and songwriter Delaney Jane’s ballad, “Just Sex,” is the perfect sad banger for anyone who had to say goodbye to a summer romance, and her vocals on the single are completely irresistible.