INTERVIEW WITH… MELANCHOLIC INDIE POP/ROCK UPSTART RUBY RYAN

On Ruby Ryan plaintive debut you can hear echoes of 90s college radio I sat down with New Brunswick upstart in the Indie Pop/Rock capacity Ruby Ryan. The singer-songwriter just her starkly melancholic debut EP ‘You Could Move In’. It features the heartbreaking confessional about lost love ‘Phosphenes’. We talked with Ryan about her debut […]

BROOKLYN DUO TROPIC RETURN WITH PASSIONATE NEW SINGLE ‘DOWN’

‘Down’ is the latest single from the Brooklyn duo Tropic and features the band in a dazzling return! Duo Tropic, a band I have championed make their return with the new single ‘Down’. The Brooklyn based duo is electronic producer/DJ Phuse and R&B singer-songwriter Jo-B Sebastian. On the new single ‘Down’ Tropic continues to hone […]

YOU SHOULD KNOW: PRINCESS GOES TO THE BUTTERFLY MUSEUM

Alternative Rock trio Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum featuring actor Michael C. Hall release a new single. Alternative Rock trio Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum drops new single and video. The title of the new single is ‘Eat An Eraser’ and is of the band’s forthcoming debut album, ‘Thanks For Coming’. Actor/musician Michael […]

INTERVIEW WITH… TIKTOK POP NEWCOMER CHRISTIAN GRECH

Pop Newcomer Christian Grech finds his sound and audience on TikTok he chats here. Christian Grech is a pop-focused singer-songwriter fresh out of Williamsburg, VA. The young talent has been honing his skills on TikTok by posting covers and songs. Along the way building up an audience. Grech who has singing since childhood shows an […]

YOU SHOULD KNOW: INDIAN POP ARTIST ANANYA

Originally from Mumbai International artist Ananya drops her second U.S. single, ‘Everybody’s Lost’ Meet Ananya Birla known artistically as Ananya. Already quite known in many parts of the world after having racked up several hits. Most notably the multi-platinum single “Livin’ The Life” which Afrojack remixed. The song subsequently became the first English language song to […]

INTERVIEW WITH… POP ARTIST MADISON OLDS

A chat with Canadian Pop newcomer Madison Olds about her refreshing sound & more! Hailing from British Columbia pop artist Madison Olds self-described gritty happy pop is making waves. Olds has already released two singles earlier in the year, ‘Best Part of Me’ and ‘3’s A Crowd’. Her latest track ‘Bad Thing’, follows suit of […]

GUEST BLOG: SAN FRANCISCO SHOEGAZE BAND TREASVRE CRAFT THE PERFECT HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST

Post rock band TREASVRE create the perfect Halloween party mix! Just in time for Halloween San Franciso’s post-rock meets shoegaze band team up with us to create a special party playlist. You can read their blog and thoughts on the tracks below as well as listen to the playlist. Be sure to stream the quartet’s […]

INTERVIEW WITH… L.A. POP R&B SONGSTRESS LACI MERCEDE

Laci Mercede will take part in a special pre-Halloween online concert on Friday! At only 22 Laci Mercede is creating her own magic. An L.A. native Mercede says she uses music to learn more about herself. The singer-songwriter’s new single ‘Using You Using Me Too’ is a push towards a new narrative. Her new single […]

WATCH NOW: GLASS ANIMALS // ‘HEAT WAVES’ (LIVE FROM MY DEN)

See Glass Animals frontman perform live from the Artists Den! Live music series Artists’ Den has announced another episode of their new series ‘Live From My Den’. The new digital series spotlights artists performing in their favorite creative spaces or homes. Following previously episodes which featured musicians Aloe Blacc and Sebastián Yatra. Episode three which […]

INTERVIEW WITH… ENGLISH FOLK ARTIST BEANS ON TOAST

English Folk Singer Beans On Toast talks new music and more! Beans On Toast is the artistic alias of English Folk singer Jay McAllister. An artist known for his take on the contemporary Protest song. His honest, witty, and often sharp commentary of social and political issues has drawn the masses. On December 1st when […]

YOU SHOULD KNOW: DIY EXPERIMENTAL POP ARTIST KAELA

‘Spiral’ by Kaela is an eclectic must listen! If you don’t know Los Angeles based musician Kaela (Sinclair) by name you soon will. After working with some of today’s biggest artists like M83 and Troye Sivan. Kaela has spent more than a decade producing, and songwriting. She just released a new solo project, the gorgeously […]

INTERVIEW WITH… TORONTO’S BROODING FOLK POP ARTIST ALEX SOUTHEY

Singer-songwriter Alex Southey is well-known in the Toronto songwriter music scene. Immersing himself into the scene, he was becoming a bigger part of it as well. As the artist was now regularly performing around the city, and running an open mic at Toronto’s Imperial Pub. Alex’s songwriting itself is a blend of contemplative and confessional. […]

INTERVIEW WITH… LONDON INDIE SOUL ARTIST TREASURE

Indie Soul/R&B artist Treasure is already making a name for himself. Hailing from North West London and raised in the countryside. The Brit has garnered extensive playlist spots, BBC airplay, and a cover feature with Wonderland Magazine. Now with his new single out titled ‘Isolation‘. As an artist Treasure brings forth a change sound but […]

HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK EDITION 7 – ON MY RADAR

Always showcasing the best that’s out there in music! Welcome to edition 7 of ‘Here This Now’. Edition 7 has everything from the latest VALLEY track to the new BASTILLE. It has been a while since the last one, so settle in. Expect some impeccable tracks that have been on my mind from the past […]

GUEST BLOG: POP ROCK TRIO FERRARO’S FAVORITE MUSIC DISCOVERIES

SIBLING TRIO FERRARO GIVES US A RUNDOWN OF THEIR FAVORITE MUSIC JAMS! Ferraro is the Toronto based sibling band comprised of guitarist Cosmo, bassist Tally, and drummer Gianni. The trio is currently working on their as-yet titled forthcoming EP. ‘Fool’s Paradise‘ is the groups newest release. A fun track showcasing their dynamic and vibrant sound. […]

EMERGING POP ACT HARRY HUDSON DROPS NEW SINGLE

New Single ‘Closing Doors‘ is off Harry Hudson’s Sophomore Album Due November 20 Emerging pop artist Harry Hudson drops melancholic yet hopeful new single ‘Closing Doors‘. The track is a collaboration with Norwegian pop star Astrid S and off his upcoming album titled ‘Hey, I’m Here For You‘. ‘Closing Doors‘ is full of twinkling moody […]

INTERVIEW WITH RISING POP ARTIST CHRISTIAN FRENCH

Christian French‘s EP ‘good things take time‘ is out now! Los Angeles transplant Christian French is a pop singer-songwriter on the rise. The former pre-med student and Indiana native has a new EP out now. French started out by Soundcloud posting covers of his favorite artists. He began to grow his fanbase as he showcased […]

INTERVIEW WITH… FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER JOHNNY ASHBY

British born folk-pop artist Johnny Ashby new EP “In Bloom” is out now! We chat about it below. Johnny Ashby is the British born folk singer-songwriter now based in Los Angeles. He discovered his love of music as a child through personalized mixtapes from his father. Before moving to L.A. embarking on a solo career, […]

WATCH NOW: LINDSEY STIRLING FEAT. KIESZA // ‘WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF’

Violinist Lindsey Stirling Teams Up With Kiesza On Her Latest Track Futuristic Pop Violinist Lindsey Stirling teams up with pop singer Kiesza on a new track. Out now it’s entitled ‘What You’re Made Of’ it was co-written with RuthAnne Cunningham and Wendy Wang at an all-female writing camp called SheWrites. ‘What You’re Made Of’ is […]

HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK EDITION 6

Welcome to edition 6 of ‘Here This Now’. Here we shine a light on the best in new music! In Edition 6 of this recurring series we’ve got everything from the new collaboration from The Japanese House and Justin Vernon to Dan Croll. It’s been a bit since the last one so expect a bigger […]

INTERVIEW WITH… GROOVY ELECTRO ROCK BAND LOTUS

Lotus drops new album ‘Free Swim’ today! Lotus is an instrumental quintet based out of Philadelphia, PA and Denver, CO. While the band self describe their music as genre less. It’s multivariate as they combine electro pop, funk rock, post punk, and EDM. They create their own signature blend of super catchy music. The bands […]

INTERVIEW WITH… WELSH POP JAZZ SINGER HANNAH GRACE

I chatted with Hannah ahead of her debut album release “Remedy” “Remedy” is the debut album from soulful Welsh Pop chanteuse Hannah Grace. Grace is from Wales and signed to Gabrielle Aplin’s record label Never Fade Records. The promising new artist found herself championed by the likes of Lady Gaga and Dermot O’Leary. She has […]

INTERVIEW WITH… BRITISH SINGER-SONGWRITER MADDOX JONES

The “Headspace” EP sees Maddox Jones in his first solo run Maddox Jones is a British singer and songwriter hailing from Northampton, UK. The “Headspace” EP also marks the first solo album from Jones after fronting Born Stranger. An artist known for his soulful vocal delivery. Something shown in full force on the synth-pop numbers […]

CANADIAN POP ARTIST TYLER SHAW DEBUTS FIRST SINGLE OF 2020 “REMEMBER”

Canadian singer & actor Tyler Shaw releases his new musical project since last year. Shaw is a well-known artist in the Canadian music scene since his debut album “Yesterday“. Tyler has toured with Selena Gomez on her 2015 Revival tour. He has also been a support act for Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes tours. Tyler […]

MUSICIANS ANDREW PLAN & KRISTINE WRIDING TALK ONLINE COLLABORATION

“People Needing People (feat. Kristine Wriding)” is a song written in the middle of chaos amongst a sea change, i.e. a global pandemic and the protests. Long time collaborators, Filipino-American pop artist Andrew Plan and Country singer/songwriter Kristine Wriding created a poignant track remotely using Google Voice. The track is out today ahead of World […]

INTERVIEW WITH… ALTERNATIVE HIP-HOP ARTIST DYLAN CARTLIDGE

An ‘Artist To Watch‘ the electric musical stylings of Dylan Cartlidge is something to take note of. The singer and multi-instrumentalist was in “The Mighty Redcar”. A BBC documentary about the lives of young people in small town U.K. A few years on now signed to Glassnote Records. Dylan fuses Hip-Hop, Soul, Rock, and Funk […]

INTERVIEW WITH ENGLISH FOLK ARTIST FRANCESCA LOUISE

London based Folk Pop artist Francesca Louise is making a name for herself with her intimate and moving tunes. The singer-songwriter has played live sessions for BBC Introducing amongst supporting bands like Echobelly. Her new EP “Melancholic Antidote” is chock full of pensive and melancholic Folk Pop numbers. It’s a collection anchored by charming acoustic […]

WATCH NOW: RAYE ZARAGOZA “THE IT GIRL” – MUSIC VIDEO

Raye Zaragoza tackles self-acceptance and societal standards on new track ‘The It Girl’ Singer-Songwriter Raye Zaragoza has used music tackling important issues since her debut ‘Heroine‘. An artist on the rise she quickly realized the power in speaking the truth and advocating for others. Raye has used her gift for good panels speaking at panels […]

HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK EDITION 5

Here This Now keeps you updated with the best new music! Welcome to edition 5. In Edition 5 we’ve got everything from Bastille’s new song (and sound) to a new track from Melanie C. It’s all the best in new music… BASTILLE // ‘WHAT YOU GONNA DO??’ Alternative Rock band Bastille are back with a […]

BILLIE EILISH RETURNS WITH HOPEFUL NEW SINGLE ‘MY FUTURE’

Billie Eilish Offers Up a More Hopeful Perspective On New Song ‘my future’ Multiple Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish returns with new single ‘my future’. A stunning animated music video accompanies the track. Animated by Australian artist Andrew Onorato. A jazzy track that contains a surprise tempo change. It was co-written during lockdown with constant […]

WATCH NOW: JULIA STONE “BREAK” – MUSIC VIDEO

Julia Stone Marks Solo Return with New Track “Break”. Singer Julia Stone marks her solo return with a new song and music video with “Break”. You may recognize the artist from the sibling duo Angus and Julia Stone and their song “Big Jet Plane”. A songwriter known for her folk roots. This track marks a […]

HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK EDITION 4

Here This Now is here to keep you updated on the newest and greatest in music! This is edition 4 of the series. Edition 4 features everything from Noah Cyrus covering Mac Miller to to the new Glass Animals track. Once again we got you (and your playlists) covered with edition 4… BUDDY // ‘Black […]

GUEST BLOG: SINGER ANNA DELLARIA TELLS US HER SUMMER SONGS

ANNA DELLARIA TELLS US HER FAVORITE SUMMER JAMS! Los Angeles based artist Anna Dellaria has always used music to heal starting at a young age. When Dellaria began her studies at USC’s Thornton School of Music and began to hone her voice and craft. There the music industry began to take notice of the singer/songwriter. […]

INTERVIEW WITH TORONTO INDIE POP ROCK QUARTET JANE’S PARTY

Jane’s Party is the high energy Toronto Rock Band. The foursome is Jeff Giles (keys/guitar/vocals), Tom Ionescu (guitar/vocals), Devon Richardson (bass/vocals), and Zach Sutton (drums). Jane’s Party started gigging around 2009 playing covers, progressing from there writing their own songs, and playing packed clubs around Toronto. Their debut album ‘The Garage Sessions’ arrived that same […]

HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK EDITION 3

Keeping you updated on the latest and greatest in music! Here’s edition 3 of the songs you need to hear now! This latest edition (Edition 3 to be exact) features everything from Baroque Pop from Australian singer The Dawn Of May to a Sexy R&B Disco track from Victoria Monet. There’s something for everyone… THE […]

LOVE FAME TRAGEDY ‘Wherever I Go, I Want To Leave’ – ALBUM REVIEW

‘Murph’ Murphy’s solo project, Love Fame Tragedy is an eclectic Rock rollercoaster of emotions. The debut album ‘Wherever I go, I Want To Leave’ from Love Fame Tragedy is out now. Love Fame Tragedy is the solo project of Lead Singer/Guitarist Matthew ’Murph’ Murphy of The Wombats. The inspiration behind the moniker/solo work is the […]

YOU SHOULD KNOW: INDIE POP/ROCK BAND VALLEY

TORONTO BAND VALLEY RELEASE FIRST NEW SINGLE SINCE 2019 LP ‘MAYBE’ VALLEY is the Indie Rock four-piece band comprised of Mickey Brandolino (guitar), Alex Dimauro (bass), Karah James (vocals/drums), and Rob Laska (vocals). The Toronto based band formed in 2014. They went on to score a Juno Award nomination in 2020 for Breakthrough Group of […]

HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK EDITION 2

Edition 2 featuring another roundup of the songs you need to hear now! So here is a rundown of my favorite songs that you need to hear know. REMA // ‘Woman’ Afropop prince Rema dropped his third single ‘Woman’. ‘Woman’ is an appreciation and admiration track to all the beautiful women out there. Recently crowned […]

INTERVIEW WITH… LONDON SINGER/SONGWRITER TALI SPEAR

Tali Shear is up and incoming independent Singer and Songwriter hailing from North-West London. Tali released her debut single ‘Daytime’ in 2018 and for being a finalist in both the GIGS Big Busk 2015 and 2016 contests. Her latest single ‘Fool’ is vocally haunting and reminiscent of fellow British Songstresses like Emeli Sande and Adele. […]

HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK

It’s the singles you need to hear now! Here’s a rundown of my favorite songs from the past week (or so)! QUEEN NAIJA & WALE // ‘Butterflies Pt. 2 (Wale Remix)’ This sweet R&B ode to finding the one from Singer Queen Naija gets a remix featuring Rapper Wale. His added feature adds another take […]

OUT NOW: HARRY HAINS’ POSTHUMOUS ANTIBOY // ‘GOOD ENOUGH’

ANTIBOY was the music alter ego created by late actor Harry Hains (American Horror Story, The OA). The family of the late actor have now released his first posthumous single under the moniker. The song titled ‘Good Enough’ is an atmospheric Goth Pop meets Prog Rock track. That features Hains soft but emotional vocals. It’s […]

INTERVIEW WITH… INDIE ROCK TRIO IN EARNEST

Meet In Earnest. They’re an Indie Rock trio hailing from Southend-on-Sea in the U.K. In Earnest is a couple Sarah and Tom with close friend Toby. The bands’ music mixes elements of pop, folk, and singer-songwriter to craft songs. Lyrically focusing on personal experiences with mental health and its surrounding dialogue. In Earnest’s debut EP […]

WATCH NOW: QVEEN HERBY “SUGAR DADDY”

Qveen Herby “Sugar Daddy” Music Video is a cut from her ‘8’ EP out now. Remember the duo Karmin? (comprising of Amy Noonan (née Heidemann) and Nick Noonan). After major industry burnout (more on that here) and a full creative rebranding. Which allowed the duo and couple to create what they want. A return to […]

BLACK ROOTS ARTIST FANTASTIC NEGRITO ASKS US “HOW LONG” ON LATEST TRACK

‘How Long’ is the timely and potent track out now from Oakland bred musician Fantastic Negrito. It’s one of two new songs released taken from his upcoming album set for an August release. The song speaks on the insidiousness of racism in America and the Black Struggle. Negrito implores the listener ‘How long’ through the […]

POP REBEL TALLY SPEAR GOES GOTH ON NEW SINGLE ’ALREADY GONE’

‘Already Gone‘ stays in line musically along with Tally’s previous two singles. Pop singer Tally Spear’s has a pretty epic Summer ahead of her. Her debut EP will drop and the third single from it, ‘Already Gone’ is out now. A self-shot and edited music video now accompanies the multi-layered pop track. In it Tally’s […]

INTERVIEW WITH TORONTO POP R&B ARTIST JESSE GOLD

Jesse Gold’s new single ‘L’ dropped recently and we discuss it and more below. Being an artist that has worked with many well-known artists like Craig David and Babyface Jesse Gold has been able to craft and cultivate his sound. When singer and guitarist released his 2019 debut EP, “We’ll Be Fine” his smooth and […]

INTERVIEW WITH AVANT GARDE SINGER-SONGWRITER EBONY BUCKLE

Art Pop Singer Ebony Buckle Talks New Single ‘Ghost’ Australian born and London based Singer-Songwriter Ebony Buckle new single ‘Ghost’ was born out of heart-wrenching times. After becoming separated from her writing partner and new husband Nick due to a struggle to renew her visa. The duo put their struggles in learning how be apart […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S MUSIC ROUNDUP: QUARANTINE JAMS EDITION – PART FOUR

It’s part four in my quarantine jams series! We continue in this series… pls enjoy! TRAVIS BARKER (feat. WIZ KHALIFA) // ‘Drums Drums Drums’ From the revving of the motorcycle engine you hear in the opening, you know that this collab between the rock veteran and rap rebel is going to be lit… and it […]

BRITISH POP DARLING FOXES RETURNS WITH ‘LOVE NOT LOVING YOU’

‘Love Not Loving You’ is Foxes first single is three years. After taking a three-year break from music, British Pop darling Foxes returns with new track, ‘Love Not Loving You’. A song about loving yourself, not depending on anyone else (including your relationship) for happiness. How you’ll never be fully happy unless your forging your […]

BRAZILIAN POP NEWCOMER BELLSAVVY DROPS DEBUT SINGLE ‘QUEEN OF MY MIND’

‘Queen Of My Mind‘ is anthem for self-love and acceptance Bellsavvy is a Brazilian born and London based pop newcomer. Her debut single ‘Queen of My Mind’ deals with the body shaming she received in the fashion industry from a changing body. To cope, Bellsavvy used songwriting to heal and grow from the pain. From […]

WATCH NOW – MUSIC VIDEO: JAGWAR TWIN ‘SHINE’

Jagwar Twin Releases new uplifting music video for ’Shine’ featuring fans Jagwar Twin the musical and artistic alias of Roy English dropped a new music video today. The uplifting music video is for the song ‘Shine’ and filmed in quarantine directed by newcomer visual artist iPeter. ‘Shine’ is the closing track on ‘Subject To Flooding’, […]

ALUNA STEPS OUT WITH DEBUT DANCE TRACK ‘BODY PUMP’

Aluna of AlunaGeorge fame hits the right notes with debut dance track “Body Pump” Aluna Francis, one of half of the well-known British electronic duo AlunaGeorge drops solo debut single ‘Body Pump’. The newly signed artist to a global deal with Los Angeles label Mad Decent (founded by Diplo) will also, see the singer, release […]

SINGER AYELLE DROPS DEBUT MIXTAPE ‘NOMAD’

The Nomad mixtape features two collabs with friend Rationale Alternative R&B artist Ayelle released her long-awaited ‘Nomad’ this past Friday. The offering features previously released songs from the past few months and lots of new music. This debut gives fans a glimpse into the young singer and her artistry, though the ‘Nomad’ mixtape heavily skews […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP – SPECIAL EDITION: QUARANTINE JAMS EDITION

Special edition – quarantine jams part two coming right at you I thought I do another special music roundup and continue my quarantine jams series, as well as update my playlist. So in this post are some new artists I think are worth listening to. Let’s try to continue to support music and in particular […]

IN THESE TIMES MUSIC IS WHAT HEALS

Social distancing is hard but music has been a life saver In a time where we all have to try to find a little of Joy. Music for me is one of those things where I can go to for joy and comfort. So I decided to share some of the songs and artists that […]

INTERVIEW WITH BROOKLYN ELECTRONICA PRODUCER CHARLES FAUNA

Debut album Yonder out now! Charles Fauna is a Brooklyn based electronica dance artist, producer, and songwriter. His debut album “‘Yonder” is out now on Sleep Well Records. Yonder follows a sliver of humanity selected to leave a devastated, apocalyptic Earth behind to start a new community on Mars called “Project Yonder.” Essentially an concept […]

OSCAR JEROME ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM “BREATHE DEEP”

Jerome’s new single “Your Saint” is out now South London’s Oscar Jerome has announced his greatly anticipated debut album “Breathe Deep”. Set for a July 10th release date via Caroline International. “Breathe Deep” will highlight Jerome’s signature style and essence, and his growth as a Jazz artist. This album will also play host to a […]

INTERVIEW WITH DIY ELECTRONIC DANCE DUO DANCE LOUD

Dance Loud are a DIY Electronic Dance duo and real life couple. The duo comprised of Kristin Sanchez [DJ, producer, engineer] and Desereé Fawn Zimmerman [drums, guitar, vocals] puts on feel good highly visual shows. Dance Loud’s latest single and video “Shady Beach” is out now. This mellow and atmospheric track feels perfectly suited for […]

WATCH NOW – LYRIC VIDEO: MAYA B “SINK” (FEAT. SAINT JHN)

Pop-R&B Songstress Maya B debuted the lyric video for her banging new track “Sink”. The R&B jam has a feature from Rapper SAINt JHN on it. BAWSE directed the music video and has worked with artists such as Wiz Khalifa and ASAP Rocky. Sink is also one of the tracks off Maya’s forthcoming EP. On […]

COLE PENDERY FORMERLY OF POP GROUP IM5 UNVEILS NEW MUSIC PROJECT

And a new alias… Former IM5 member Cole Pendery has unveiled a new music project. RYDYR is the new alias and next chapter for the singer. The moniker RYDYR takes shape from his mother’s maiden name and is a palindrome. ‘Dream Alone’ is the first single and music video to drop from the project and […]