Jessie Munro’s latest EP may be one of my favorites this year. It perfectly combines classic sounds with a modern twist, but more impressively, she made the EP with the help of her ex, the same ex the EP is about. If that seems crazy, it is, but nothing has made more sense to me. Sometimes the people that hurt us the most do so because they understand us the most.
H Kenneth is a new artist I’ve been introduced to that I just completely admire. He created this album off of inspiration from his own life. The botched chords, wrong notes, timing errors are real sounds from everyday life like the trains, sirens, and jangling dog collars. He’s very open with his audience and is transparent about his bipolar disorder because he wants to show that there is beauty in imperfection and neuro divergence. “This Is A Journal” is an ode to all of that.
Saint Slumber has been paired up with the likes of 30 Seconds to Mars, Portugal. the Man, and Walk the Moon, but don’t be fooled. They’ve got a sound of their very own. Melodic and rhythmic lyrics, their next EP is sure to create the most wonderful soundtrack. Their EP is set to drop later this year and we were so excited to hear all about it!
We caught wind of talented musician Ames going solo with her career by debuting her first-ever track “Hold On”. Not only is it a stellar first step out on her own, but she’s dropping an EP in early 2019, bringing more of her talent to our ears soon. Ames has an interesting and tug-on-the-heartstrings background that only adds to her incredible journey in the music industry. Having written for well-known artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Rita Ora, Tori Kelly and others, Ames step in the spotlight is very welcome. Read more about her with our Q&A below.
Denali has the most romantic backstory to her music. Her parents were both musicians and she basically grew up backstage at the Met, but she always wanted to be in front of the curtain. When she was 15 she got a development deal. Which means she had to find her identity as an artist.
If there’s anything we at The New Nine love, it’s an outspoken, badass female artist. LA-based Your Smith is just that. With a new EP, ‘Bad Habit’, that has just hit airwaves and an upcoming tour, we wanted to get a front row seat to her creative process.
Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a sucker for a good music video. Usually watching one turns into fifteen and I end up down a rabbit hole of discovery. No truer example of this came in 2014, when I came across a video from The Wild Honey Pie’s channel called “By My Side” from Great Good Fine Ok. The lead singer Jon Sandler and keyboardist Luke Moellman instantly had my attention. The falsetto, the kimono, and the first verse had me hooked. Fast forward to 2018, the Brooklyn-based synth-pop duo has been a staple in my Spotify playlists and in the music scene as a whole.
We’re seriously impressed with Mahkenna, the girl is 17 and she’s got her hand in every area of entertainment. The actress, vocalist, and DJ talked to us about her new song “One More Time” and her career.
I love a Spaghetti Western vibe, and Rodes Rollins has that in spades, but what I love more is a story. Rodes has a beautiful way of turning her songs into little stories that come off as dreamy little morsels. We talked to her about cowgirl poetry, her song “Mystery Man” and her best advice for young women.
We absolutely love Sophia Scott and are so stoked to premiere her latest single, “Strangers Again.” She says, “meeting a stranger, falling in love, and then breaking up is (in my opinion) overlooked.