A contemporary symphony of synths and autotune enhance the fiery love that Darci details on “Burn” with an invigorating feature from BEAM.
Sparsely populated with gentle acoustics that wraps even the saddest sentiments in a comforting glow, ‘everything’s going to be alright’ by Hoosh is a melancholy retrospective on the nomadic vocalist and songwriter’s changing conceptualization of home. It’s a tale of aspirations and opportunity costs that ends in a seismic shifting of person.
Carly and The Universe capture the light and loss of summertime. “Sunset” is a refreshingly catchy trip with a delicious bassline.
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.
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.
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.
A tale of gun-toting affection and doomed romance, Heidi’s “Make A Mess” finds passion in a dangerous, seductive spiral.