Zoey Lily is back with a new track in quite some time called The End . I always liked her sad songs. They manage to suck you in which is what a good song suppose to do. Like many artists, The UK singer-songwriter spent time quarantining writing and producing new music. Her debut EP will be released in spring 2021 with singles teasing it from July 2020 onwards. Give it a stream on our indie invaders playlist.
Many artists were making lots of moolah through touring but are now caught in a pickle. With touring off the table for 1 to 2 years or even longer, artists now have no choice but to write music and release songs. Usually a tour follows a new album but what can you do? With that, Billie Eilish will release a new song, ‘My Future,’ next week. While there isn’t a whole lot of information, she did mention in January that she would be recording a new album in 2020.
There was a band in NJ called The Catching that made some news among teens. After a couple of months of a ground swell, the band seemed to fall off the map. But then I heard a song called Running From Myself and realized the singer Holden Glazer of that band emerged as a solo artist. He draws influences from Harry Styles, Panic at the Disco!, and even film scores. Give it a stream and let me know what you think.
Taylor Swift is always filled with a surprise. First she released a country album, then a pop album, moved to electronic pop and now? She surprised fans with a Folk album. Without warning, she dropped a 16 track album in just 24 hours notice. If you like sappy tracks sung by a superstar then this could be for you. The album got raving reviews from journalists that digested 16 introspective melancholic folk songs within 24 hours (to be fair, a private link to the songs was sent out a week ago).
The album is produced by the National’s Aaron Dessner along with Jack Antonoff. To give it that indie credibility, Swift got Bon Iver to sing on the track ‘exile’. Now we’re talking. She even grabbed the title “Mirrorball” for one her tracks from either folk rock artist Neil Young or Sarah McLachlan.
It won’t be the last surprise from Taylor. Now with touring off the table for 1 to 2 years anything is possible. More writing, more time to think, and more time to release albums. Did I hear Justin Bieber is already started writing for his next album? I think I did….
Post is back to writing music and share some personal feelings and perspective. He’s pretty spot on!
“As crazy as the world is and as strong as everybody needs to be, being able to be in my house by myself and just vibe-out and see where my brain takes me — this has been a perfect time to make music, and to write songs about what’s going on currently,” he explained.
“I’m working on an album now,” says Malone “There’s so much to say in these times that will give people hope and hopefully uplift people’s spirits. Because it’s a dark time in America. It’s a dark time in the world. Honestly, for a songwriter to be in the house all day is a blessing and a curse. In the darkest of times I’m just trying to make something beautiful out of it.”
“But [I’m] able to be introspective and think about how [to] be a better person and help out more,” he reflected. “To be honest, I think everyone in America is going a little bit crazy sitting at home all day. So I’ve gone a little bit crazy, and I wanted to take more steps outside of my comfort range and make music that I think — to me — is some of the best I’ve made.”
He hopes his next album with inspire….
“I probably say that every album cycle, but for me it feels so special. I want to make an album that will uplift and show that people are not alone in their times of loneliness and worry and that at the end of the day we all just need to show love to everyone on the planet and figure things out,” he said. “So we’re working pretty hard, and I think we’re making some incredible stuff.”