Pittsburgh duo Social House comprised of Michael “Mikey” Foster and Charles “Scootie” Anderson have written and produced songs for prominent artists ranging from Ariana Grande to Jennifer Lopez, but they’ve recently created a name for themselves, too. Their single, “Magic In The Hamptons Ft. Lil Yachty” placed this group on the map. I got to chat with Scootie and Mikey …
Betta Lemme is one of the hottest new artists right now. She just signed to Ultra music and she sings her songs in French, Italian, and English which is just insane. Her music is a whole new breed of dance music and her Bambola EP is absolutely stunning.
Lincoln Parish, formerly of Cage the Elephant recently began a solo project he dubbed Parish f/t. He says it was an accident, and it was just a musical lab that worked. The project works on unintended results for a greater effect by bringing a group of vocalists where the sum is greater than the parts. Parish still remains close to his roots, but this project is just an evolution of his career as he’s constantly seeking to expand his horizons. It’s pop music for rock stars and celebrates collaborations.
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.
Performing and recording since she was nine, and becoming a Musical.ly Crowned Muser, Mariel Darling is no stranger to the music industry. With her new single, “No Mirrors”, Mariel aims to show her audience that true confidence is about being comfortable in your own skin.
After the recent release of Screws and embarking on a headlining tour across the U.S., Dreamers is poised to make waves this year. The rock/alternative band, made up of lead singer Nick Wold, drummer Jacob Wick and bassist Marc Nelson, released their first single in 2014 and an album in 2016, even hitting the festival circuit in recent years to further elevate them with fans and new audiences alike. In advance of their tour, we chatted with Dreamers about how they’ve progressed over the years, their upcoming plans for new music and what to get excited about from their live show.
HAERTS have released “No Love for the Wild” the fourth track from their hauntingly-transparentsophomore album, New Compassion. The highly-anticipated follow-up to their 2014 self-titled record, which featured their breakout hit “Wings” was announced for release October 5th via Arts and Crafts.
Swedish artist, Be The Bear, recently dropped her single, “I Don’t Want To.” The single is an anthem to just simply not giving in and doing something you don’t want to do something I’m sure we can all relate to. She’s extremely cool and tells it like it is. You’re going to want to start adding her to your playlists because we already have!
“I think that everyone needs a space where they can express themselves properly, even if it’s not art, I think everyone needs that. And for some people that is art. For me, I write songs for myself, but I also recognize that sometimes I am able to articulate things that others can’t. And I remember when I couldn’t, and how difficult that was for me, and how certain songs and certain artists helped me learn how to do that. So that’s why I put music out. Because if someone else has all these feelings and they don’t know what to do with them then if I can help them articulate them then that’s good and that’s kind of what I am trying to do”
If you’re on the Lolla high like most of us are, you’ve probably seen YUNGBLUD’s set and ridiculously energizing stage presence. I never thought to mix hip hop with punk rock, but whatever he’s doing, he’s doing it right. He’s an artist you’ll want to start getting connected to now because it’s not going to be long until he headlines his own arena shows. Also, his debut album is already out now so you’ve got to check it out.