“Lemonade” Ft. Stonestreet is a bittersweet, synth-filled trip down memory lane. Aaron Cohen reminisces on the highs and lows of an old relationship with a flow that rolls across the beat’s well-paced drums.
Many love songs try to beautify feelings of love with equivalent sounds in a strain to recreate the artist’s image of the relationship. If it falls short it’s because love is never as perfect as the emotions conjured by the traditional love ballad. “Bad at Love” by Nora Toutain embraces the bumbling realities of real love with a sound that’s as fun as it is honest.
DirtyBackPack could be the second coming of Flatbush Zombies with the darkness of their gruff voices and hypnotic beats that trap the listener within their track. “Get Out of Town” breaks from the comparison to Flatbush Zombies through the feature of Curly Chuck, who adds a subtle poetic touch that’s unexpected for the atmosphere the track creates.
The rap-sung flow of Darrell Simms sweeps the listener into a world all their own. On “Miracles” it’s easy to get lost in the atmosphere that Simms breathes across the track.
“Shelter” is Lakna’s reminder that life passes us by. Even in the hardest moments, we can find something to grasp onto. In Lakna’s case, music was her anchor, and she celebrates it through this dark yet playful French-English bilingual pop tune.
“Not My Season” is a trip into singer-songwriter and instrumentalist NATALYA’s vulnerable experiences. But it’s also a celebration of coming out on the other side stronger than ever. The track reflects the oscillation of NATALYA’s emotional journey with original instrumentation and vocals that softly build towards a grande finale.
On her single, “Freak Out,” GRAMN. teaches us how to groove along to the smooth rhythms of her unique soul sound. The artist explores the internal strife and conflict that can push us to the very edge, with a sound that keeps us hanging on.
NISHA, an Indian immigrant born in Nigeria but raised in America, had the attitude, bars, and charisma to catch our attention in our Submithub inbox with an echoing banger.
A post break-up sentiment that rings true to anyone trying to move on. As ARLO details his pain, the song builds until not only do you hear his voice, but you’re singing along with him as the final few notes play to a quiet close.