Thursday, January 17, 2019

Makena - fuqboi worktape

21-year-old Los Angeles-based alt-pop artist Makena first came to our attention back in 2017 with her debut single, "3am" and again with its follow-up "Run Away." Now after a year-long hiatus and after spending months writing and recording with Denver producer Joseph Shull, Makena returns today with her long-awaited new single called "fuqboi worktape", a fierce and cheeky tune that just about anyone in the modern dating world can relate to.

Bringing a candid and vulnerable edge to pop, Makena expresses her life experience through an ever-evolving musical channel of honest lyrics, infectious hooks, and a fusion of various genres. As a fan of many genres, Makena has experimented with multiple styles over the years and continues to expand her horizons. She balances heartfelt sentiment with attitude that take the listener through the roller coaster of emotions that go along with navigating life in the 21st century.

Speaking on the track, Makena says:

"I feel like we all have gotten out of bad relationships and were like ‘Ugh that was such a red flag! I should have known it was going to end badly.'"

Listen to "fuqboi worktape" below.

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ROZES - Halfway There

Prolific Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Elizabeth Mencel, aka ROZES, who has previously collaborated with the likes of The Chainsmokers, Galantis, Cash Cash, and Nicky Romero, just to name a few, has just shared the visuals for her new single, "Halfway There".

Inspired by the #MeToo movement, "Halfway There" pays homage to the hard work and dedication of the women that have come before us, as well as offers words of encouragement and support to the women of the future. Its motivating and electrifying message is the perfect way to begin the new year and is sure to not only be the official anthem for this year's Women’s March on NYC (and affiliated sister marches across the US taking place this Saturday, January 19th), but also an anthem for a generation of fierce women who are continuing to rise up, speak their truth and fight for equality demand change and defend our rights.

Since its release a little less than two weeks ago, "Halfway There" has been added to over 70 playlists and has garnered nearly 1.5 millions plays on Spotify.

Speaking about the video, ROZES tells Nylon.

"This video is so special to me because it includes so many strong women, including every important influential woman in my life. I am honored and humbled by these individuals. Each woman has their own story of struggle and triumph as a woman. Each has their own fight. But together we stand, and empowered we are."

Watch the video for "Halfway There" below.

"Halfway There" is available now on all digital platforms. Get it here.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Late Night Gems #91

Emilie Kahn - "Will You?"

Hockeysmith - "Lonely Loving Me"

Isla June - "Knew You When"

Jade Bird - "I Get No Joy"

Jeannel - "Lullaby"

Kailee Morgue - "Cant Get Happy" (Demo)

Lxandra - "Too Young To Grow Old"

Mathes (feat. Caroline Kole) - "Backbone"

Minke - "Too Late"

Paige - "Bad Luck"

Rosie Carney - "Your Love is Holy"

Ryal - "How Much Longer Must We Fight"

Vök - "Erase You"

Willolux - "The Gift"

Xkylar - "Without You"

Charlotte Black - Los Angeles

Hotly tipped London-based Scottish songstress Charlotte Black has today released her brand new single called "Los Angeles", the follow-up to her previous single, "Nobody Else", which garnered support from the likes of 1883 Magazine, Wolf In A Suit and CelebMix, just to name a few. On "Los Angeles", a newer, more mature Charlotte Black emerges, looking back at a relationship with nostalgia while showcasing her delicate and dreamy vocals. There's a new vulnerability in her voice and her lyrics, a vulnerability that only comes from life experiences. It's packed full of gorgeous imagery, a scrapbook of memories to be poured over. LA has had a big impact on Charlotte and no doubt she has had a big impact on LA.

Listen to "Los Angeles" below.

"Los Angeles" is available now on iTunes.

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Liyv - Pink Twisted Lungs

Portland-based artist Liyv has just unveiled her new single called "Pink Twisted Lungs", the follow-up to "Stay Up With Me", released this past summer. Reminiscent of early-Grimes, the track is, without a doubt, Liyv's most impressing (and magical) offering to date as her angelic vocals perfectly compliment the track's ethereal and spellbinding soundscape. "Pink Twisted Lungs" also serves as the first taste of Liyv's upcoming album.

Listen to "Pink Twisted Lungs" below.

Pink Twisted Lungs" is available now on iTunes and Bandcamp.

Follow Liyv on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.