Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Alexx Mack - Whatever I Want

Having recently collaborated with GOLDHOUSE on his saucy dance pop tune, "Pleasure", rising Los Angeles-based pop artist (and soon to be a household name) Alexx Mack is back with a brand new single of her own called "Whatever I Want", her first piece of original music since her critically-acclaimed debut EP, Like We're Famous was released last year. A departure from her previous offerings, like party oriented pop anthems "Sunglasses" and "Red Eyes", "Whatever I Want" shows a more vulnerable side to the singer whist offering a window into the reality Alexx was living over the last year dealing with major heartbreak.

"This past year has been filled with so much heartbreak for me. But, from that heartbreak, I've been able to be the most honest thus far," Alex explains "The idea behind the collar and leash in the artwork was to convey that no matter how beautiful a love can be, no matter how much you put into it, there is an uncontrollable universal force holding you back from it ever being the right love with someone. The song itself is a narrative for a relationship driven by the desire for something that feels almost forbidden, and in the end, understanding that isn’t in fact a healthy love."

Listen to "Whatever I Want" below and stay tuned for more new music from Alexx Mack as this is just the first in a series of singles that she will be releasing soon. Watch this space.

"Whatever I Want" will be available to download on October 28th.

Premiere via Nylon.


REYNA - Kill Me

Milwaukee-based duo REYNA, formerly known as Vic and Gab and comprised of sisters Victoriah and Hannah Gabriela Banuelos have been on our radar ever since we first came across their debut single, "Spill Your Colors" earlier this year. Now following their previous two tracks, "Ink On My Skin" and "Magazines", REYNA return to present us with their latest offering entitled "Kill Me", a sorrowful indie pop ballad about longing and hearache.

Speaking on the track, Hannah Gabriela says:

"I was in a very lonely state at the time. I had recently moved to a new city and had had my heart broken. I was clinging on to the heartache, it felt like I would wake up every morning and would willingly take a sip of all the sadness. It was the only thing that kept him present and alive in my head even though his memory was torturous."

Listen to "Kill Me" below and stay tuned for more new music from REYNA soon as they're currently preparing for the release of their much-anticipated debut EP.

"Kill Me" will be released on October 28th.


Saro - Test

After having dropped his debut single, "Two Suns" back in late August, Los Angeles-based artist Evan Mellows, aka Saro returns today to further showcase his smooth falsetto by unveiling yet another riveting electronic soul-pop gem called "Test", which was co-written and produced by David Burris with additional writing and production from Robin Hannibal (Rhye, Jessie Ware, Jamie Woon, Quadron). "Test" also serves as a another taste of Saro's upcoming debut EP, due out later this fall via his own freshly-minted label, Mateo Sound.

Listen to "Test" below.

Premiere via Stereogum.


Jagara - Let Me Go

Jaguar are three sisters from North London, named after a female warrior character from the anime world. Today, Jaguar have unveiled their new single called "Let Me Go", which was produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine, Crystal Fighters) and was written after binge watching German spy drama Deutschland 83. Inspired by driving soundscapes of Kate Bush, especially on Hounds of Love, as well as Joy Division, Tears for Fears and Nick Cave, all of whom they tried to capture in the song, the pulsating synths and 808 drums add a constant backdrop of tension throughout, building and building until an eventual release, to mirror the development of the lead character's story. "Let Me Go" is a song about identity and growing up - about remembering who you are even when everything around you is changing.

Listen to "Let Me Go" below.


Miya Folick - God Is A Woman

Following on from last year's release of her critically acclaimed debut EP, Strange Darling, as well as her recent stand-alone single "Pet Body", Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Miya Folick returns today with her new song called "God Is A Woman". Chosen as last night's World Record on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, "God Is A Woman" is a deeply layered, contemplative arrangement, marking the most pop-prone entry in her oeuvre to date.

Listen to "God Is A Woman" below.

"God Is A Woman" is available now on iTunes.