“Leave The Lights On” is Echo Nebraska’s yearning, pleading folk-rock single about what it’s like to think about the one you love while you’re on the road.
Electro pop singer bülow is back with her second single of the summer, “Sad and Bored”, featuring rapper DUCKWRTH, and it’s a throbbing, dark and hook-driven roller-coaster ride.
Positive vibes only! That’s my summer motto, and Twelve24’s “Keep A Little Love” is the perfect pop song to keep the last few weeks of the warm weather bright and airy.
Sweet and sultry, Haley Reinhart’s “Last Kiss Goodbye” sounds like a jazz hit from a different era. Reinhart’s smooth, gorgeous vocals flow like waves on the beach, and the lyrics are beautifully catchy. The track sounds like it could have come from a movie soundtrack, or on the patio of a fancy Italian restaurant.
The Eiffels’ “Body Like That” is what summer sounds like. The Los Angeles indie-pop band captures the fun, feel-good vibes of rolling down the windows and singing along with the volume cranked, and it doesn’t hurt that the track channels some of the fun of acts like Walk The Moon, with classic, old school pop attitude.
“We traveled 1,618 miles to write a song about coming back home,” Kansas City alt-rockers Yes You Are said. “This song was inspired, in a dark LA studio, by the idea of someone that’s worth waiting for, and became a plea for the wait to be over soon.”
ORKID’s “So Rude” is a danceable, electro-pop track about bad behaviour that’s cathartic for anyone who has had a bad day because of one person’s attitude. If you’ve been in a relationship with someone that rude, it may even hit close to home, but the catchy single has a different origin story.
Colin Huntley released a trio of new singles this spring, and I love them all, but “Believe” is my favorite new track by the up-and-coming singer and songwriter from Nashville. Maybe that’s just the romantic in me, but it’s a sweet, yet sadly yearning love song that’s beautifully written and performed.
Felix Cartal’s “Worry” is a dance hit made for summer. The track channels that pure feeling of patio weather, cruising, beaches, and the dance floor with vocals by Victoria Zaro that are grounded and gorgeously melancholy. The song feels like a release that’s all about putting your troubles aside to go further, enjoy the moment, and then push onwards.
Sophia Danai’s “Come Thru” is a soulful fighter’s song, by an artist who has made it through a tumultuous time in her life to create music that is all her own. The singer and songwriter found her own path, and the track is a personal, rootsy reflection on that time in her life.