Love brings life in the flutter of the heart and rush of awareness, but as easily as it gives, it takes. “Killing Me Slowly” by Paris Price bridges romance from life to death with features from Chris Patrick and Dende.
Why We Like It
In a blustery duet, Eimaral Sol and Dende harmonize while drifting apart. “Season” is a mutual breakup song that sees two vocalists with unique edge agreeing to give each other room to grow independently.
Bristol, PA’s Kid Travis croons about why love is not his priority and why the move is to take everything in stride. “Link Up,” is a love song about hanging onto the simplicity of lust.
Through poetry and humanity, Rouge carves a path away from his pain. “Closest Thing to God in the Flesh” is experimental in the conventional sense, with a dynamic instrumental and stream of consciousness, but also in the sense that it challenges modes of expression.
Searching for a release from reality, ¿Téo? and WILLOW get “Buzzed.” The track brings floating verses to mellow island strings.
Reconciling the maturity and pain found in isolation, Dragonfruit deliver “Loney” — yet another avant-garde electro-laden instrumental with spinning vocals both sung and spoken.
Straight out the box, nothing is worth more attention than an unblemished pair of all-white sneakers. In this age-old tale of jealousy, “White Sneakers (Better Than Me),” Cece Valor’s uptempo hook puts priorities in perspective as D Prince raps on his toes to keep both the kicks and the relationship unscuffed.
Songstress Louisa Laos condenses the feeling of the seventeen minutes before she has to leave her long-distance lover into three and a half. Her yearning is palpable on “seventeen minutes” Ft. inHarmony.
Haitian American and Jersey-centric artist Baby Phace provides a mantra-like banger with his new single “Invictus,” but his approach is more off-center than you might expect. Produced by Falak, the duality of the instrumental makes a natural landscape for a compelling visual.
A tale of gun-toting affection and doomed romance, Heidi’s “Make A Mess” finds passion in a dangerous, seductive spiral.