Look out for Alex Freeman and her debut track Paper Mask. You’ll like if you love electro pop, confessional pop, and orchestral pop. The song was created in her room, on a laptop with logic with a SM7b Shure mic. Also, this may be the last good coronavirus track before the pandemic officially ends.
The Florida based singer songwriter says about the covid inspired song, “I just felt that it was so crazy that we put our faith in a paper mask to save the world as we know it.”
Sean Ulbs says the song is “…a love letter to the dance floor. It’s about L.A. nights spent in dark rooms with strangers. People who are different in every way, but all singing the same words, moving to the same rhythm”
We featured the act back in 2015, and they’ve been on the up. Since then, the indie rock trio has garnered love from Pitchfork, Forbes, and Alternative Press and their song was used in Netflix’s hit movie The Kissing Booth 2. The played the Van’s Warped Tour, and opened for X Ambassadors and Plain White T’s. They’ve picked up radio spins from Los Angeles’ KROQ and KLOS, and San Diego’s 91X and Z90. Give the track a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders playlist.
Now that America has the virus on the run, the live show has reawakened. Are we in the clear? Many hope so. In fact, more shows are on the books now than in 2019.
“Around the world, people are showing the need to get out and socialise once again which reinforces our expectation that a return to concerts will be the logical progression as vaccines are readily available to everyone who wants to get one”, Rapino said.
He continues: “We are already seeing confirmed major tour dates for 2022 up double digits from the same time pre-pandemic in 2019 for 2020.
Live Nation’s Rapino did predict that live show would return by summer.
“The past year has been so challenging for the music industry and we hope that together with Merchbar, we can make it easier for artists to use Instagram to connect with their fans and support themselves with our shopping tools,” said Perry Bashkoff, Director, Music Partnerships at Instagram.
“Instagram brings artists and fans together in a totally unique and personal way. We’re thrilled to add another dimension to that connection with the integration of the tactile, physical goods fans treasure so much. This is one of those rare moments that is a win for the entire ecosystem, and we’re excited to enable these functionalities for artists and their supporting companies while providing fans a terrific experience for discovering and buying artist products,” said Edward Aten, CEO of Merchbar.
Speaking about merch. Our readers have been telling us to make KOAR shirts, but we still can’t decide on a color. If we did have merch, the instagram feature wouldn’t be available to us anyway, it’s only for select artists. If the feature was available to us, that would motivate me to choose on a color. Hurry up and serve everybody.
The song was written by Ryan, a Detroit native who now resides in Los Angeles. He grew up listening to Motown, 90’s R&B, and singer songwriters. He sang-along to Boys II Men, Whitney Houston, The Commodores, Frank Sinatra, etc. and lived in the attic of a friends house.
Fast forward, he traveled to Russia and played for MTV and the American Embassy, performed on Late Night Television, and played on the Vans Warped Tour. Give the song a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.