New Music Sunday: January 26th 2020

emilytreadgold #1, New 9 Tracks

I just became super obsessed with Annette Lee not only for her super-catchy new song but also her insanely funny personality, if you want to go on a weird deep-dive on Instagram I highly recommend it.

She told her followers, "i put so much of my heart into this one and it feels so special to finally share it with all of you. i hope yall enjoy this one."

I am so into the new Lola Marsh aesthetic, it's so dreamy and nostalgic. Their latest album, Someday Tomorrow, just feels like an adventure. It's best suited for long drives and lost loves and longing.

Georgia is going to be a star, her EP Seeking Thrills is just unstoppable, you can just feel the electricity in your veins.

She told NPR, "For me, Seeking Thrills is about checking in on yourself. We work so hard every day for other people, whatever job you're in: if you're a mom, if you're a stay-at-home dad, whatever your situation is. I think it's healthy from time-to-time to check in on yourself and think about what you need. And perhaps what it is, is you need a good old thrill in your life."

'Jealous Of My Friends' is the first song that will touch on the subject of love. For five years now, I’ve been avoiding everything that has to do with love. I’ve tricked myself into thinking that I’m better off without it—mostly because of fear. I think it’s fear of depending on someone and them depending on me, knowing that I can lose it at any second.  I wrote the song at a time where pretty much all my friends were in relationships. I watched my friends be in love and be the happiest they’ve ever been. Obviously, I was super happy for them, but I also found myself being jealous. I was jealous that they dared to get out there and give love a chance, when I couldn’t. I still don’t know if I’m there yet, but writing about it is definitely a step in the right direction. I hope that this year can be the year when I give a part of me to someone else.”

Transviolet has been a staple of the indie-pop scene and their new album Born To Rule solidifies that.

On Instagram they said, "These songs mean so much to me, and I’m so grateful, that despite all the bullshit, we get to share them with you. Thank you for supporting us through it all.
I hope that this album reminds you that you’re not alone. In the highest highs, when it’s all coming together and in the darkest places, when it seems like all is lost, there is so much beauty, because these experiences bring us together. I hope that these songs help you see that beauty."

tiLLie is truly unique and we love the backstory behind her new song.

She told Instagram, "i wrote this one about the side effects of technology + social media. i feel as if we’re expected to always perform at our highest capacity + be our ‘best self’ even during our most challenging times. personally i felt this the most after my brother passed. it’s a weird thing to be an artist. ur emotions, ur soul essentially get churned into a product by the industry + no one stops to make sure you’re okay. it’s a lil bit of a reminder to check on the person behind the screen. the human behind the machine."