New Music Friday: March 22 2019

emilytreadgold #1, New 9 Tracks

I always hold my breath when I hear about  anew Wrabel release. His songs are just so gorgeous and I don't know if I can handle the tears sometimes. He released a live collection of his songs that were just SO GORGEOUS. Fans were wondering when he'd release a studio version of "i want you" and he listened.

On Instagram he said, "i saw lots of comments like 'when is ‘ i want you ‘ coming out ??' after releasing the live album — so like 4 years after we wrote it ... here it is ! heh ." 

Hopefully this means new music soon,

Wow this collab is everything. Kailee Morgue teams up with Lesbian Jesus (Hayley Kiyoko) and the song is blessed.

Kailee has been climbing up slowly and this song is going to push her over the edge. The song samples the iconic "Where Is My Mind" by The Pixies. It's about her struggle with bipolar disorder.

In a statement she said,  “‘Headcase’ is the embodiment of the push-and-pull. I knew I should be writing about it, since it’s a release for me and listeners. I wanted to say it, so it would be empowering to deal with this sort of mental issue. I’m not going to hide it or anything.”

Following their sold out national tour, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are back today with the release of their new single, “Phases.” Produced by Rich Skillz, “Phases” is a slick guitar-lead mid-tempo that marries the duo’s voices perfectly, featuring an abundance of delicate harmonies and stand-out solo moments from both artists.
Talking about the meaning behind the new track, Ashlee and Evan explain “’Phases’ is one of our favorite songs. It’s about the journey that life can take us on and how we all go through these different changes,” they continue, “We performed this live on tour and had so much fun singing to each other with our fans! We hope everyone loves it as much as we do!”

X. ARI's new single & title track from her forthcoming EP, "Uni-Fi," is officially out today. We love her futuristic sounds. 

In the song, X. ARI reveals her alter ego IRA X., who represents the yang to her yin and the darker side of X. ARI's personality and a struggle with duality.

X. ARI is a huge advocate for mental health awareness, and it is her mission to not only raise awareness but also to focus on using her platform to empower others to turn their pain into power. Musically, X. ARI deftly dances in and out of genre lines, from entrancing alt-pop to gritty hip-hop to electronic elegance. 

We caught Kensington Moore's set at SXSW and fell in love with her sweet vocals and genuine lyrics. Her new song, "I Don't Like You Anymore" is the perfect example.

"The song is about a guy I thought I loved but was too afraid to say it," Kensi explains. "The title has an underlying message of actually meaning 'I love you.' The guy I was dating at the time broke up with me before I could show him the song, so I guess it can be taken literally now too."

Wow, Kelsy Karter has not disappointed me once yet. Her new song is rock n' roll perfection.

She sings, "Said goodbye to my ex/ Are you gonna be next? What are you gonna do?" Kelsy is not stopping and she's got the gusto to back it up. She headlining a show at the Moroccan Lounge soon and after opening for The Struts she's definitely headed for stardom.

Chandler Juliet's gorgeous EP "elements" has been in the making for a long time. Each song represents a different element: earth, fire, water, and air. She's been revealing each track slowly and now we have the final piece: air which is "hide and seek."

She said, "The whole theme of the EP leads up to the feeling behind this song: Letting go of adolescence. Finding yourself in the city. Losing yourself and starting over again. I hope these songs help you feel hope amidst your struggles. I’ve found, through writing this record, that pain is absolutely essential; challenges carve you into who you want to become. thank you all for being a part of this foundational chapter. I love you. I love music. I love this journey."

LIZZO is truly the hero we need. Everything she touches turns to gold. Her new song "Tempo" reiterates her theme, "Slow songs are for skinny hoes, can move all of this here to one of those, I'm a thick bitch I need tempo."

The songs features the one-and-only Missy Elliott which meant everything to Lizzo.

"Missy, you are the inspiration of my entire career," she wrote. "When you dropped music videos...or SHUT DOWN award shows I felt SEEN. More importantly I felt REPRESENTED. You made this chubby, weird, black girl believe that ANYTHING was possible. And now we have a BANGER together 😩— till this day you continue to inspire me to make my dreams come true."