New Music Sunday: November 10th 2019

emilytreadgold #1, New 9 Tracks

Allie X does it again. Her distinctive sound is dangerous and interesting but will be stuck in the back of your mind.

She told Instagram, "It’s hard to explain why exactly Regulars means so much to me. The lyrics say it better then I could ever in my own explanation, but I’ll try... Regulars is about trying to reintegrate into society when you’ve been an outsider all your life. Trying to fit in when you clearly never will.  Wanting to fade into the background but also wanting so badly to be seen. I have felt, at most points in my life, like I want to fit in and ‘be good’ for the sake of myself and the sake of others, but it’s never that simple. This song is a musing on giving up who you are, and how ‘fun’ that might be. It is sarcastic and very truthful at the same time. ‘Oh what a feeling!
Hanging off a building
With the regulars'"

""Body Parts" is about trusting your gut. Trusting the senses you get from your fingers and your tongue and listening to the little jimminy cricket inside of your skull whenever he speaks up. It's hard to trust ourselves in this day and age when so much information is available, when right and wrong is blurred by the sheer availability of multitudinous perspectives and options. This song is a plea to myself to allow myself to be guided by my instincts."

KOPPS are not a band to shy away from in-your-face self expression and "Get Juicy" is definitely that. The song is about sexuality and it's also hella catchy.

They said, "this song is a big ridiculous middle finger in the air to anyone who still feels the need to shame any kind of sexuality (a universally human trait) or its expression."

Anna Moon revealed her third and final offering of the year - new single "Boomerang" plus a visual that exudes spunk and tenacity as the spotlight shines on the jazz-infused pop singer-songwriter. "'Boomerang' is about owning your sexuality and self worth, and protecting it." she elaborates. "It's about having the courage to tell someone that you’re interested in - but that may not be as into you - to try and find better, because you’re the creme de la creme and you know they'll be back. This level of self love and confidence is something I personally am always striving for."

As soon as I saw Karolina Rose's artwork for her new song I squealed bc I knew it was Shakira, an icon. "Objection" is a classic and Karolina's vocals definitely do it justice. I'm just a sucker for a cover always.

She shared on Instagram, "A love triangle. Objection. Tortured breakup. Objection. Mothering men. Objection. Covering one of my favorite artists of all time. No Objection."

Caroline Grace just shared her EP which is two songs that serve as bookends in a specific time in her life.

She shared on Instagram, "I began working on on these babies back in February. It’s been along time coming and I am so excited for you to hear them!! Both ‘Alone’ and ‘All Figured Out’ were made during a time in my life when I seemed to be getting burned by people because I let down my guard too quickly. I wrote them to remind myself that although it’s important to stay open and see the best in everyone, sometimes you need to have your own back ya feel?"


 "The song is all about the relief of high school being over. I had a really tough time in high school so when it was done I was so so so happy about it." Further discussing the song's official video, Chloe adds, "Jasper Soloff (the director) and I wanted to depict the stereotypes that define the typical high school experience. We captured scenes of me and my friends on our phones, a house party scene, and the excitement of a new high school sweetheart -- all with a raw, Gen Z spin." - Chloe Lilac

"'Real Life' is about someone that you love feeling absent and you're not sure why. It's sort of a metaphor because they might physically be there but it still feels like they're not really present. So by saying 'nobody else's, maybe I'm selfish' it's kind of saying 'I want you to myself' but really it means 'I just want you to be back and feel like you're really here in this moment with me, not just physically but your mind too.' Lyrics throughout such as 'I need you in real time' reflect this because it's describing the feeling of how there's no real concept of time when you're with someone you love. It feels like time stands still but goes too fast."  ABISHA

Sangria unites two of the most exciting acts breaking out of the UK right now in a brooding blend of soulful hip-hop, smooth R&B, and disarmingly confessional pop. Lyrically,'Sangria'-says Easy Life front-man Murray-"is about emotional dependency, and missing someone bitterly. Even though sometimes the triggers that remind you of someone aren't always healthy, these are often still the most potent and desirable. It's a love song in its rawest form yet contains undertones of something slightly sinister. Arlo is able to express this delicate paradox with me and she is the only person I can imagine sharing this sentiment with so perfectly."

Filmed over the course of a month (including in Kate’s hometown of Harrow in the UK), the video features both Nash and the video’s heroine,14-year-old British amputee, Tilly Lockey, who is“literally the definition of a bad lieutenant,” according to Kate. On how Tilly came to be involved, Kate explains,“ My sister's godmother introduced me to Tilly about 9 years ago, I found her story so inspiring, it really moved me. Tilly survived meningococcal septicemia but had both of her hands amputated in the process when she was just 15 months old. I participated in an art campaign her family were running to help raise awareness and funds of her situation. Years later my dad shows me this documentary about what she's up to now and I was yet again so inspired by Tilly and her story. It made me so happy to see her confidence and self-sufficiency. I think she is the most badass and positively inspiring person on the planet right now. I knew I had to ask her to be in the video as she embodies what the song is about on multiple levels.”

Cub Sport exclusively told Wonderland, "We wanted this video to be ethereal, light, gentle and a bit trippy to convey the feelings and experiences that inspired the song; reflection, joy and being deeply present in a moment of pure unconditional love,” explains frontman Tim. “There’s a metaphor playing out through the video, where happy tears and gratitude are watering and nourishing this big pile of dirt and from it grows a beautiful, thriving garden.”

"I didn’t plan for the video to be a one-take performance. After a whole day of filming scenes for this big production we had planned, everyone but me and my co-director went home. We just wanted to get some extras but ended up filming this one-take that would turn out to be the entire music video for Midas. The song is very intimate, and we captured this 1-on-1 moment which felt like it fit the soul of the song. I’m definitely not used to being this close up and "honest" in front of a lens for four straight minutes. And there's not a single edit in the video." - Skott

"The song is about all the crazy and horrible things in the world that we somehow get used to and even forget about.  Lying thieving political leaders, rape war and violence, advertisers constantly selling to us, preying on our vanity and worst instincts.  In this song, I’m not always singing as me, but as a corporate moneyed interest who wants nothing more than for you to acclimate, to not notice, to desensitize." - Nick Wold

The Driver Era's new video is a haunting view of Ross and Rocky Lynch, the video was directed and produced with Ryland Lynch.

Gordy De St. Jeor, who shoe and edited the video told NYLON, "On set, Ross, Rocky, Ryland and I are all coming up with ideas on the spot, and I think our ability to do that with confidence and trust is really unique," he recalls. "The video will start as one idea, then turn into something else naturally while we're shooting it. The result is an organic combination of multiple ideas and inputs that work really well together."

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