New Music Friday: February 1 2019

emilytreadgold #1, New 9 Tracks

Billie Eilish is the artist that will define 2019, her first song after announcing her upcoming album, “bury a friend” is dark and moody and in a style that is completely Billie.

“When we made ‘bury a friend,’ the whole album clicked in my head,” Billie explains. “I immediately knew what it was going to be about, what the visuals were going to be, and everything in terms of how I wanted it to be perceived. It inspired what the album is about. ‘bury a friend’ is literally from the perspective of the monster under my bed. If you put yourself in that mindset, what is this creature doing or feeling?” She continues. “I also confess that I’m this monster, because I’m my own worst enemy. I might be the monster under your bed too.”

Haters will hate but Kelsy Karter's ode to Harry Styles is something we can relate to.

She said, "My dog just died and my relationship just ended and I had spent 2 months in the studio crying and writing about it so the day I went into this session I told ant and tony that I just wanted to write some rocknroll and not have to feel anything too deep. I love that Harry has introduced the kids to rocknroll, and it’s common knowledge among the people in my life that I want to work with (and maybe snog) Harry Styles so we thought we would write a song about that instead."

Gia Woods has us immediately hooked. "Jump The Fence" is the summer bop that dropped in the winter and we needed this warmth fam.

She sings, ""I know that you're so bad for my health/ But I can't help myself/ No I can't help myself/ I should give my time to someone else/ But I can't help myself." We feel that.

She told Paper Mag, "Everyone has an opinion on what you should do or what you should say or who you should date... This song is about trusting your intuition and doing what makes you happy. When I recorded this song I immediately felt alive and inspired and this song is about chasing that feeling and ignoring the fear of being judged."

‘You and I’ is the third track to come from the Swedish songstress since the Fall of 2018, when she surprised fans with the release of ‘Baby Don’t Talk,’ and followed with the impeccable ‘Falling,’ further continuing to demonstrate her knack for writing and recording unforgettable pop songs. All three songs offer listeners an exciting glimpse of what’s to come from her forthcoming debut album, to be released independently, thus providing the talented songwriter all the creative room required to release an uncompromised body of work.

At the end of the day, LÉON’s goal is to make a meaningful connection with her music. “I want people to listen and relate,” she says. “This album is something I’ve had in my head forever, but didn’t bring to life until now. It’s different and bright.“

Karolina Rose has the dreamy aesthetic and gorgeous vocals that we love in an artist. Her new INVICTA EP just dropped and we love the spacey sounds.

She says, “The wordINVICTA’ means unconquered and is found on the coat of arms of Warsaw (the city where my parents come from), so the title represents my strength and who I am. From quitting my job on Wall Street to having to navigate a brand new industry, there was a lot to learn on the journey towards INVICTA’s creation. Following your truth is not always the easy choice. And for that I call the record INVICTA; it is to say ‘I did it’ and I am ready to fight for what I love." 

We're vibing with the insanely catchy "Crystal Gem" right now.

Nina Nesbitt just dropped her album, The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change, and it is stacked with our fav Nina songs.

She said, “This is the album I always wanted to make on my own terms. It’s an honest account of somebody in their early ‘20s, giving a real window into their often ever-changing life.”

Nina's early adulthood is rife with heartache and advice. Her songs, "Colder" and "Loyal To Me" are insanely catchy pop numbers. She included emotionally charged songs like "Sacred" and "The Moments I'm Missing."

We're currently swooning over "Is It Really Me You're Missing" a song that hits hard and showcases her relatable writing.

I've been a fan of Broods since forever. Their new vibe is anti-pop in a cool way and I've been digging their new sound. Their latest, "Too Proud" features Caleb on lead vocals!

The song is very personal, he told the New Zealand Herald, "Last year, there was a period of time where there wasn't anything going on, and I was just like, 'F*** – what am I doing, why am I here?'" he says. "I just got really deep in my own hole. I didn't even notice until I came out of it. That's when I wrote it, when I was actually happier. Once you sit back and go, 'oh, shit', that was when I was able to reflect on how I was feeling."

I'm so obsessed with Astrid S and her sweet vocals, I love everything she puts out.

“Someone New” is a catchy, melodic track with an energetic bassline paired perfectly with Astrid’s stand-out vocal talent and follows on the heels of “Closer” and “Emotion” that are building momentum toward the release of her long-awaited debut album.

On the track, Astrid says, “'Someone New' is a song about being a little obsessed with an ex. I wanted it to sound a bit childish and desperate, but still have a chorus you can sing along to in your car. I made it with Noonie Bao, Charli XCX, Jakob Hazell and Svante Halldin. I’m very excited for people to hear it.”

Weathers have been making a name for themselves. The band host started a 6 week tour with Magic Giant and Castlecomer and they’ve quickly become one of our favorite alt-rock bands. Their new song “Dirty Money” just dropped and we’re definitely digging it. It kind of takes me back to my high school days in the best way.

They told Ones to Watch, “‘Dirty Money’ is about the effects that success can have on a person’s mental health. We came to the topic of 'the music industry’ and how tough of a business it can be/how our lives would change if things worked out. We wanted to think outside the box and have a different take on mental health with that being the route of being successful and the internal battle fighting your inner demons such as greed, arrogance, and envy.”

They’ve previously opened for Nothing but Thieves, Saint Motel, and Dreamers so you’ve definitely seen them before.