“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.
Omega The Poet is going to be a Grammy-nominated recording artist some day, the neo-soul rapper says, and his new single “Down In The East” is a track in the right direction for the up-and-comer.
Six phenomenally talented women rule Fresh Indies this week, including bülow, Sara Phillips, The Aces, Madilyn Bailey, Daniela Andrade, and Kim Edwards.
Royal Wood is one of my favorite Canadian artists. The passionate singer and songwriter has an unmistakable timber that’s rich and inviting, and “Something About You” is his buoyant new single from his new album, Ever After The Farewell.
Sophie Simmons makes her musical premiere with “Black Mirror”, a brooding pop song with a beating heart that’s plaintive and fierce, with a rock sensibility that drives the track to higher ground.
This week, for Fresh Indies Vol. 7, I’ve got six incredible new tracks for you enjoy, spanning old-school R&B, country, folk, and pop music. Featured tracks include Carlos Vara’s “Numb”, Audra Mae’s “Open Arms”, Leah Daniels’ “1st”, Towne’s “Let Me Let You Go”, Stephen Babcock’s “Atlanta”, and “Dancing” by Slow Skies.