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Singer songwriter Anni releases the new track “Fairgrounds.” The mid-tempo track blends folk, electro, and rock, which I love. It’s one of those songs where I’m not sure where it’s going, but I’m enjoying the journey. It’s also the eighth single leading up to her EP release in the new year.

LA based Anni says this about the song, “This song was inspired by a performance I had at the LA county fair. I found out my ex had showed up and watched the show. The song itself stems from the feeling you get when you realize you deserve better. When you realize you can’t be someones validation. They only crave the attention you give them. The lyrics play with the idea that your relationship has gone to the ‘fairgrounds’. Games are being played and you are going in circles.”

Anni’s music has been featured in MTV’s Real World Atlanta, American Ninja Warrior and the HBO Max show “12 Dates of Christmas.” Along with music, Anni is the creator of the popular artist showcase and community ‘Saturdays at Seven’. She is also a poet with her debut book ‘Remedies’ coming out January 2024.

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Indie-pop artist Rosie Darling dropped a new song called “I’m Different Now” through Nettwerk. It’s a sneak peek of her upcoming album “Lanterns,” which comes out on November 10th. With a sweet guitar tunes and Rosie’s voice, it’s like a musical hug that shows her talent as a songwriter. In the music video, Rosie is in the woods, with cool kaleidoscope effects that fit perfectly with the fall vibes of the song.

Rosie, “‘I’m Different Now’ is about getting to the other side of a difficult relationship. What’s awesome is that even though healing is messy and scary, it paves the way for a more mature, more refined self to take the space of what once was. It is learning to sit with who you’re becoming despite knowing that your old self still lingers, almost like a ghost following you around.”

Rosie Darling, a pop artist originally from Boston but now based in LA, is a singer-songwriter who is quietly confident and incredibly creative. Her debut EP “Coping” in 2021 and the “Golden Age” EP in 2022 marked the beginning of her music journey, with over 200 million global streams and support from various publications like Under the Radar, FLAUNT, V Magazine, Billboard, and Ones To Watch. Rosie has more new music in store, including songs like “Justify,” “Villain,” and “I’m Different Now,” as she enters an new phase in her career. She’s expanding her musical style, honing her songwriting skills, and getting ready to release her highly anticipated debut album “Lanterns” on November 10.

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Olivia Rodrigo, The New York Times, and a Cultural Banana Republic

Shaping up to be a Taylor Swift protégé in more ways than one, 20-year-old pop star Olivia Rodrigo is giving the Ticketmaster servers a run for their money lately. Just days after announcing a 57-date world tour, she quickly expanded it to 75 shows, with an overage of demand that has created nothing short of a mania.

Rodrigo is fresh off the release of her sophomore album, GUTS. Unlike her debut, the similarly titled SOUR, which saw the then Disney graduate halted into full-blown pop stardom, GUTS has real momentum – largely because Rodrigo, and her sole collaborator, Daniel Nigro, are apt at taking note.

SOUR’s energy peaked with its thrashing opener, “Brutal.” While not perfect (talking about those programmed drums in particular), “Brutal” showed a punk rock side that most weren’t expecting from the 18-year-old whose crowning jewel before SOUR was a musical extension of the Disney hit, High School Musical.

From there, the album slumped out. Barring its apex, “Deja Vu,” and the sneaky indie pop deep cut “Jealousy, Jealousy,” the rest of SOUR suffered from ballad-itis. None of the songs were bad in a vacuum, but as a whole, discounting the Paramore knockoff, the album lacked bravado and energy.

GUTS doesn’t have this problem.

Wasting no time getting into the instantly classic “All-American Bitch,” then headfirst into what is undoubtedly one of the most interesting rock tracks of the year in “Bad Idea Right?,” Rodrigo and Nigro hashed out a definition quickly. GUTS, coincidentally enough, has more guts than its predecessor. CONTINUE READING

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Watch out for the up-and-coming singer-songwriter Julia, also known as ‘Jules,‘ who has just released her new song ‘steering wheel.’ Fans of soft indie folk and singer-songwriters will enjoy it, as well as those who are sitting in a coffee shop, imagining their next big dream. The Jake Feeney produced track could find a home on several Spotify playlists, including ‘Chill Singer-Songwriter,’ ‘Acoustic Café,’ and ‘Your Coffee Break.

Jules says, “The way the new version of the song carried a different feeling actually reflected transformations happening in my own life, it’s like this song followed me through the years, in a way it came along and changed with me. It’s also a reminder that making bad art is part of the process you never know how it could catch a new inspiration one day!!’

The singer-songwriter from Toronto has a style, reminiscent of artists like Billie Marten, Samia, and Clairo.

Singing and writing have always been an essential part of her, whether she shared them with others or not. Her love for these passions grew as she discovered more about herself and has continued to grow. Even though her great-grandmother was a professional singer during World War II, Jules and her siblings kept their singing talents hidden.

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The Kindest People releases the alternative indie song Catacombs. It’s fun, playful, and puts you in a decent. A perfect dreamy song for dark times. Fans of Hippo Campus, Generationals, Paul Simon will enjoy.

The Kindest People, a four-piece indie/garage rock band hailing from the mountains of Johnson City, Tennessee, are known for their unique blend of slick, catchy melodies and a wide array of instruments that come together to craft their distinctive rock and roll sound. They straddle the line between modern pop, 60s garage ,and 90s alternative.The Kindest People have managed to amass a diverse catalog, with each album having its own sound.
Starting with the sun-soaked surf rock vibes of “Versions” in 2016, they transitioned to the raucous garage rock of “Versions II” in 2018. By 2020, they had delved into Appalachian and blues-inspired tracks with “Companions.” Few artists can delve into different genres and make it work, but this band can.

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