I’m liking Albert Kass who just released the track The Void. It’s raw, it’s haunting, syncable, and very melodious. Kass tells Kings, “Sometimes it can take years before an idea for a song takes shape, and feels complete. The Void started out as a guitar riff that I found compelling. I would play it endlessly, while struggling to find a vocal melody that complemented it. It’s not something that can be forced but rather must come forth naturally from the void of consciousness. To me, this song is about letting things come to pass in their own time and confronting denial.
The Stockholm duo Moment which is made up of Rasmus and Joel release the indie pop track Shut Up. It’s the first song since leaving their music label and comes off their upcoming new album ‘New Beginnings’. The track which is about looking forward and not in the past has been getting blog love which everybody is calling it a energy filled pop tune. The band will release a playful video next week that has them hanging with horses. Give it a stream!
Nashville based Dara releases the track Why Do I Only Think Of You? It has a nineties indie vibe and it gets catchier and catchier after a couple of listens. It’s the third release off her forthcoming EP! and is the follow-up to my personal favorite “Don’t Wanna Cry“. Before moving to Nashville, the 22 year old spent some time crafting her sound working with music producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton). Her latest tracks are a bit of a departure of her earlier work in that she re-discovered artist like The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, and David Bowie. Maybe she is still finding her sound, but she has a great voice. Give it a stream.
From time to time we will premier a track or a video. We couldn’t say no to the Leaving Home video by Ohio’s Recess because we love it. To be fair, Will Cosme over at Pop Crave beat us to it when he tweeted the video on Saturday to his massive following. The band’s debut video was directed by Brad Golowin and profiles a uberfan that does whatever it takes to meet his favorite band Recess. The band garnered press from Screen Reels calling them an “Alternative Pop Band, Embarking On a Experimental Music Expedition”, and Outloud Culture who interviewed the band. Give it a YouTube stream!
Gatsby releases two new tracks Twisted and Lonely. Combining the popular sounds of today, both sound like top 40 charting songs. While writing for an array of artists he definitely has a knack for songwriting. He cites Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West as influences. His debut single Brooklyn which was released in the fall of 2018 has nearly 100k Spotify streams. With his latest track Lonely, Gatsby tells Kings, “I think that feeling of loneliness can creep in for everyone. Whether you’re someone who’s young and trying to figure out life, or if you’ve been happily married for 30 years, there are just moments when it creeps in. We all want to be known. For me, the first line of the chorus is just that vulnerable moment when you’re wanting someone to tell you that they feel it too.” Give it a stream.