Artist You Need To Know: Maisy Kay

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Maisy Kay, the pop sensation whose latest release, “Doorway,” feels like a mix of nostalgia and wonder. She has an effortless grace to her voice. She’s preparing to unleash her EP, “Metamorphosis,” set to grace our ears in November.  We dive deeper with Maisy Kay into her musical journey and explore her creative inspirations. From her favorite shower-time song to her experience …

senses Are The New Band To Add To Your Rotation

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SENSES new song “gonna make sure,” is instantly infectious. You can just feel the energy radiating through their music. The up-and-coming band knows how to make a song that feels so personal but behind those shimmery melodies. We talked to them about the origin story of the band and the acts that inspire them. How did senses form? What’s the …

Up All Night With Rikas

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Rikas, a four-piece German band, hails with influences from like David Bowie, Quincy Jones, Tyler, the Creator, and Phoenix all while looking like they stepped out of a Wes Anderson movie. We met the band in an Austin coffee shop in between shows when they were here for SXSW. From the initial greeting, something about this band was different. Their …

Simone Needs To Be On Your Radar

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Simone’s vulnerability bleeds through her music, her new song “Manhattan” perfectly encapsulates that feeling of trying to escape your past but feeling it everywhere. We talked to her about her songwriting and how to stay healthy on social media and in the music industry. How did you get started in music? Simone: I was always performing, I have a brother, …

Charlotte Rose Benjamin: The Concept Of Dreamtinas

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I first heard Charlotte Rose Benjamin’s music where we all find new music now, on TikTok, the first song I heard was “Slot Machine” and I was hooked on her dreamy voice and instant relatability of her songs. Her new album Dreamtina perfectly incapsulates crushes and romantic relationships in a way that feels like late night chats with your best …

Mia Giovina’s “Time Machine” Is The Perfect Dose Of Nostalgia

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Mia Giovina has quickly become one of our favorite up-and-comers, her relatable writing and gentle voice is the perfect combo. It’s easy to see why she’s amassed such a loyal Tik Tok following. Her new song “Time Machine” gives you all of the nostalgia feels, blending perfect storytelling with shimmering choruses. She’s definitely an artist you need to have on …

Why Lorde Is So Important

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I’m constantly reminded of Lorde’s break onto the music scene. Her anthem “Royals” was catchy and beautiful in it’s simplicity, but more than that it emphasized something that is so rare in music. The song is about the lack of wealth and more importantly, the lack of even the desire for wealth. The only songs that sell are songs about love and partying, but here was Lorde parading the opposite. Even her appearance, her wild hair and dramatic facial features are the opposite of the hoards of blonde models that dominate the pop charts. Lorde was the weird girl at your high school that should never have been famous.

ILON: Music On Her Own Terms

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At just the age of 22, ILON’s collaborated with artists like FINNEAS and JC Stewart. Hailing from Finland, she’s received radio play in not only her home country but here in the United States. Her knack for storytelling in her song sets her apart from the rest. I was very excited to talk to her and introduce you to her.  …

Duncan Laurence Is Just A Small Town Boy

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It was almost kismet when I landed on DracoTok; I was given the opportunity to interview Duncan Laurence. He dropped his debut album last month, and we’ve been listening ever since. His single, “Arcade,” took over during the Harry Potter challenge and as most viral songs go, so did the rest of Duncan’s music. We spoke about the single, being …

New Video: WizTheMc’s Trippy Visuals For “All My Friends Are Stoned”

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WizTheMc is definitely someone who needs to be on your radar. His ability to effortlessly blend genres is a true talent and his authenticity shines through every song. He radiates this super chill vibe, but his songs just burst with an undeniable vibrance. We talked to him about his music, what inspires him, and his trippy new video for “All …