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

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

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: DAVE BAYLEY OF GLASS ANIMALS // (LIVE FROM MY DEN)

WATCH NOW: DAVE BAYLEY OF GLASS ANIMALS  // (LIVE FROM MY DEN)

See the 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 [...]

INTERVIEW WITH… ENGLISH FOLK ARTIST BEANS ON TOAST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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”

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

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’

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

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

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

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’

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’

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’

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 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’

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

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

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

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”

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

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)

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

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 [...]

MAGDALENA BAY’S NEW EP “A LITTLE RHYTHM AND A WICKED FEELING” IS A FUN DANCE FLOOR TREAT

MAGDALENA BAY’S NEW EP “A LITTLE RHYTHM AND A WICKED FEELING” IS A FUN DANCE FLOOR TREAT

THE POP DUO HONE IN ON A NICHE SOUND WITH “A LITTLE RHYTHM AND A WICKED FEELING” Los Angeles based duo Magdalena Bay’s brand of Hyper-pop comes alive on their new EP, “A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling”. The duo comprised of Mica Tenenbaum (singer/songwriter) and Matthew Lewin (producer/songwriter) whose love of nostalgia, the [...]

INTERVIEW WITH POP SINGER-SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER HARLOE

INTERVIEW WITH POP SINGER-SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER HARLOE

Harloe is the artistic alias of singer, songwriter, and producer, Jessica Ashley Karpov. The artist has made a name for herself in the industry. Gaining multiple writing and producing credits from major artists like Britney Spears, JoJo, Charli XCX and Kelly Clarkson. Kelly with whom Harloe scored a Grammy nomination. On March 13th Harloe released [...]

AYELLE DROPS NEW RATIONALE PRODUCED TRACK ‘CHOICE’

AYELLE DROPS NEW RATIONALE PRODUCED TRACK ‘CHOICE’

Choice was co-written by Rationale as well! Swedish-Iranian Pop/R&B artist Ayelle dropped an alluring new single today. The track ‘Choice’ is off her upcoming mixtape ‘Nomad’ is due out on May 15. ‘Nomad’ takes major inspiration from her childhood in Spain and Sweden and her recent travels. Ayelle’s mixtape compiles songs written on her travels [...]

INTERVIEW WITH TORONTO SOUL POP ARTIST CHYNNA LEWIS

INTERVIEW WITH TORONTO SOUL POP ARTIST CHYNNA LEWIS

‘Mind & Soul’ is the debut single from Canadian Pop/R&B singer-songwriter Chynna Lewis. Her debut eschews typical bubblegum pop standards, leaning more on singer-songwriter conventions. The Taiwanese born artist moved to Canada at age ten. Where she grew up in a highly musical family, and her love of Soul & R&B shaped her singing. In [...]

RATIONALE DROPS NEW SINGLE ‘WHISKEY REGRETS’

RATIONALE DROPS NEW SINGLE ‘WHISKEY REGRETS’

Rationale fans ‘Whiskey Regrets’ is the first of many releases for 2020! London singer/artist Rationale (born Tinashé Fazakerley) has returned with a brand new track ‘Whiskey Regrets’. It’s a collaboration with rising U.K. Singer T.S Graye. Born from a story a friend told him about drunk texting a ex-lover and the regrets afterward. Rationale uses [...]

INTRODUCING EMILY BROOKS AND DEBUT SONG ‘AS I AM’

INTRODUCING EMILY BROOKS AND DEBUT SONG ‘AS I AM’

Self-acceptance and self-love are phrases heard so much you can forget they are not just buzzwords. It is something we as humans have dealt with and continue to struggle with as various levels in life. It’s what is at the heart and core of Emily Brooks new single and debut track ‘As I Am’. The [...]

SURREY BAND PENNY BETTS TALK NEW SINGLE ‘LIGHTS!’ AND MORE

SURREY BAND PENNY BETTS TALK NEW SINGLE ‘LIGHTS!’ AND MORE

Dive Deep With Surrey’s Penny Betts As We Talk ‘Lights!’, Music, and More... Penny Betts is a U.K. Rock band based in Surrey. The band whose nostalgic yet, eclectic brand of rock, eschews back to 60s Brit Rock heyday. It’s all perfectly juxtaposed with their undoubtedly cool kid look, and that Surrey Rock sound. Having [...]

SINGER-SONGWRITER SAMUEL JACK FINDS COMFORT IN RECOVERY ON NEW SINGLE ‘GONNA BE ALRIGHT’

SINGER-SONGWRITER SAMUEL JACK FINDS COMFORT IN RECOVERY ON NEW SINGLE ‘GONNA BE ALRIGHT’

An anthemic track that fuses multiple genres from London Singer-Songwriter Samuel Jack. Samuel Jack is a London born Singer-Songwriter. The son of a filmmaker, Jack spent his formative years growing up in Johannesburg. Here he soaked up many genres of music. From Blues and Motown to Roots and Soul. Samuel’s songwriting carries the influences of [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME SEVEN PART TWO…

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME SEVEN PART TWO…

As promised, here’s part two of Volume Seven better late than never. 1. Billie Eilish // ‘No Time To Die’ At eighteen Billie Eilish is the youngest artist ever to record the Bond Theme song. But that fact is not stopping her and her collaborator Finneas creates a track of honesty and depth. Something that [...]

THE ‘HUNTERS’ GRINDHOUSE EXPERIENCE – WITH AMAZON PRIME VIDEO – VIP PREVIEW

THE ‘HUNTERS’ GRINDHOUSE EXPERIENCE – WITH AMAZON PRIME VIDEO – VIP PREVIEW

Truly a blast from the past. This immersive pop up is a killer time! To celebrate the launch of the new Amazon Prime original series ‘Hunters’. Which stars Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, executive produced by Jordan Peele. ‘The Hunters Grindhouse Experience’ is transporting a block of Highland Park back to New York City in [...]

WATCH NOW – VEVO DSCVR: ALEXANDER 23

WATCH NOW – VEVO DSCVR: ALEXANDER 23

Yesterday, singer Alexander 23 premiered his VEVO DSCVR sessions. The Interscope artist and songwriter (who we are big fans of at The Reclusive Blogger!) performed two tracks, the new ‘I Hate You So Much’ and fan fave ‘Dirty AF1s’. With ‘Dirty AF1s’ being off his debut EP, ‘I’m Sorry I Love You’. Alexander’s music features [...]

SAM SMITH SETS THIRD ALBUM ‘TO DIE FOR’

New Album 'To Die For' Due Out May 1st... Singer Sam Smith has announced a third studio album titled ‘To Die For’. The upcoming album is available for pre-order here and is due out on May 1st via Capitol Records. Sam also dropped a new single from the upcoming record. It’s a confessional track of [...]

INTERVIEW WITH POP NEWCOMER MICHELLE KASH

INTERVIEW WITH POP NEWCOMER MICHELLE KASH

Michelle Kash is a Pop Singer-Songwriter and New York City transplant to the Los Angeles scene. Her latest single (now has three remixes) is a sexy take on the Depeche Mode classic ‘Personal Jesus’. Michelle’s smoldering vocals highlight the song and give it a fresh take. I chatted with her on the cover, the video [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME SEVEN PART ONE…

Hi guys!! It’s time for volume seven part one of my music roundup. As usual we highlight my favorite songs from the past week or so. So let’s get to it! 1. Hayley Williams // ‘Leave it Alone’ The hauntingly beautiful second single released from the Paramore front-woman tackles death and loss with such raw [...]

WATCH BEABADOOBEE’S ANIMATED NEW MUSIC VIDEO ‘SUN MORE OFTEN’

WATCH BEABADOOBEE’S  ANIMATED NEW MUSIC VIDEO ‘SUN MORE OFTEN’

Singer-Songwriter beabadoobee (real name Beatrice Kristi Laus) is the Bedroom Pop artist signed to Dirty Hit. She released her fourth EP ‘Space Cadet’ last October featuring such songs as ‘She Plays Bass’ an effervescent guitar jam reminiscent of 90s Brit Rock, and her current single ‘Sun More Often’. A sweet surprise filled with beautiful harmonies, [...]

INTERVIEW WITH AUSTIN INDIE ROCK BAND MOHAWK BENDS

INTERVIEW WITH AUSTIN INDIE ROCK BAND MOHAWK BENDS

Meet Mohawk Bends the Austin Indie Alternative Rock band, as we chat with them a bit below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hey, guys thanks for sitting down with me at The Reclusive Blogger. Before we talk more about your new single can you tell us how the band came together? MOHAWK BENDS: Thanks for having us! [...]

ART-POP COLLECTIVE HELLO FOREVER CHAT UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM ‘WHATEVER IT IS’

ART-POP COLLECTIVE HELLO FOREVER CHAT UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM ‘WHATEVER IT IS’

Hello Forever is the Art-Pop Collective started by Samuel Joseph featuring musician friends of Samuel. The groups’ debut album ‘Whatever Is It’ is out February 21st and was recorded across Southern California, echoes the sounds of the 60s, with their jovial harmonies and doo-wop rhythms, and bouncing guitar sounds. Check out my interview with Hello [...]

ALL TIME LOW STRETCH THEIR MUSICAL MUSCLES ON NEW SINGLE ‘SOME KIND OF DISASTER’

ALL TIME LOW STRETCH THEIR MUSICAL MUSCLES ON NEW SINGLE ‘SOME KIND OF DISASTER’

Pop-Punk powerhouse band All Time Low is back with a new single, the track ‘Some Kind of Disaster’. The song follows what was an introspective, and melancholic era. All Time Low’s previous release, album Last Young Renegade. While this single is not the band’s best work. It highlights what makes All Time Low, one of [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME SIX

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME SIX

Hey again! It's time for volume six of my music roundup the first one of 2020! As usual, I'm highlighting my favorite songs from the past week or so. Let's get into it! 1. Hayley Williams // “Simmer” The debut solo track from Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams is a beautiful, and powerful track about dealing with difficult feelings [...]

LOVECRAFT & NETFLIX’S CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA TAKES US “STRAIGHT TO HELL” ON NEW SINGLE

LOVECRAFT & NETFLIX’S CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA TAKES US “STRAIGHT TO HELL” ON NEW SINGLE

To celebrate the return of Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Sabrina Spellman herself aka Kieran Shipka. We have a chilling collaboration from LOVECRAFT called “Straight to Hell”. LOVECRAFT is made up of seven Halloween obsessed Grammy winning producers and songwriters. Each taking on a different pseudonym for this spooky project. The project was [...]

INTERVIEW WITH CANADIAN POP-ROCK SINGER JOCELYN ALICE

INTERVIEW WITH CANADIAN POP-ROCK SINGER JOCELYN ALICE

Meet Canada’s Jocelyn Alice a Pop leaning Singer-Songwriter whose 2015 breakout summer song “Jackpot” put her name on the musical map. Now with her current single out “The Dark”, a track about strength and healing. I interviewed the singer about it, her creative and writing process, and why she feels social media is not integral [...]

INTERVIEW WITH BROOKLYN INDIE ROCK DUO THE BERGAMOT

Riding the wave of newly garnered successes and fans from their latest projects, The Bergamot are happy just seeing where it takes them.

POP DUO MAGDALENA BAY LEARN “HOW TO GET PHYSICAL” IN THEIR NEW DANCE POP TRACK

POP DUO MAGDALENA BAY LEARN “HOW TO GET PHYSICAL” IN THEIR NEW DANCE POP TRACK

Electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay is back with a fun and fresh new single “How To Get Physical.” An infectious pop bop that highlights the duo's penchant for nostalgic and glossy dance beats. The groovy bassline is set right in the pocket amongst twinkling synths. Ironically, the band says the track is an anthem for the [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S’ TEN BEST ALBUMS OF 2019

Well, readers, it’s that time of the year again, the list of my favorite albums (and EPs) that left the biggest impression on me from 2019. My list usual boils down to what struck my ears the most and what got multiple listens so that may not be what other fellow journalists and publications pick. [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S TOP FORTY BEST SONGS OF 2019

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S TOP FORTY BEST SONGS OF 2019

Hi, friends, it is that time of the year again, the year-end music roundup where I recap all of my favorites from 2019. It has been a mega year for tuneage, and like always, my list usually boils down to what struck and got stuck in my ears the most. The listicles here tend to [...]

ELECTRO-POP DUO MAGDALENA BAY RELEASE GLOSSY POP JAM “OH HELL”

ELECTRO-POP DUO MAGDALENA BAY RELEASE GLOSSY POP JAM “OH HELL”

Magdalena Bay is a rising Electro-pop duo signed to Luminelle Recordings, comprised of Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin. The singer-songwriter and producer duo have written music together since high school. The band derives inspiration from such artists as Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen just released a brand-new single called "Oh Hell". The track's subject [...]

INTERVIEW WITH ENGLISH SINGER AND SONGWRITER KARIMA FRANCIS

INTERVIEW WITH ENGLISH SINGER AND SONGWRITER KARIMA FRANCIS

Critically acclaimed English Singer-Songwriter Karima Francis having made a name for herself with her blend of captivating and honest lyrics intertwined through haunting melodies rooted in folk-rock. The singer who first started in the music industry at age thirteen, teaching herself, drums, guitar, and finally songwriting all by eighteen. Seeking new inspiration from her London [...]

CELEBRATION OF BLACK CINEMA PRESENTED BY CRITICS CHOICE ASSOCIATION

CELEBRATION OF BLACK CINEMA PRESENTED BY CRITICS CHOICE ASSOCIATION

Monday night at The Landmark Annex for the first year ever was the Celebration of Black Cinema presented by the Critics Choice Association. The first years' honorees were not only celebrating Black film making and the first black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. They celebrated Eddie Murphy with a career achievement award, Nia Long, Kasi Lemmons, and [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME 5

Howdy! It's volume 5 of my music roundup! As per usual this post will highlight my favorite songs that I've been listening to. It's a short one but let's get into it! 1. THE JAPANESE HOUSE // "CHEWING COTTON WOOD" English artist Amber Bain aka The Japanese House has dropped a stunning new track. The song "Chewing Cotton Wood" is a [...]

INTERVIEW WITH SWEDISH POP SINGER-SONGWRITER VIOLET DAYS

INTERVIEW WITH SWEDISH POP SINGER-SONGWRITER VIOLET DAYS

Violet Days is artistic moniker of Swedish Pop Singer-Songwriter Lina Hansson. Her latest EP "Lovers and Losers" is out now on Virgin EMI and we chatted about the creative and recording process behind it and music in general. You can check it all out below then stream the EP afterward. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: So are [...]

INSIDE THE CAPITOL ROYALE WEEKEND KICKOFF PARTY…

INSIDE THE CAPITOL ROYALE WEEKEND KICKOFF PARTY…

Capitol Records held it's second annual Capitol Royale, a music and tech festival geared to bring together the music industry, creatives, and the tech field. This year's theme is "Music on the Move" and on Friday night the kickoff party for this year's event was held at Avalon Hollywood. It featured some of music's fiercest [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME 4

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME 4

Hey, guys! It's volume 4 of my weekly roundup! As per usual this post will highlight my favorite songs I've been listening to. Let's get right into it! 1. BEA MILLER // "THAT BITCH" Bea Miller snapped on this one! The Pop Singer-songwriter went there and gave us a full feminist bop for the ages. [...]

INTERVIEW WITH DEATHBYROMY… MUSIC’S’ NEW GOTH POP PRINCESS

INTERVIEW WITH DEATHBYROMY… MUSIC’S’ NEW GOTH POP PRINCESS

INTRODUCING DEATHBYROMY… MUSIC'S' NEW GOTH POP PRINCESS AND CAPITOL RECORDS NEWEST SIGNING THAT'S READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD... On the eve of her album release show at Bardot Hollywood, I sat down with the artist known as DeathbyRomy at Capitol Records. The hallowed ground and sacred halls seemed to carry even more weight so late at night. Upon [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOL. 3

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOL. 3

Hey guys! We're back with volume 3 of my favorite songs of the week and beyond. This post will feature a bunch of songs I've been hitting the play button on more than once. Let's get straight into it! 1. SAM SMITH // "I FEEL LOVE (DONNA SUMMER COVER)" This gorgeous modern reinterpretation of the [...]

RISING POP ARTIST ALEXANDER 23 EXPLORES HIS MANY SIDES ON DEBUT EP “I’M SORRY I LOVE YOU”

RISING POP ARTIST ALEXANDER 23 EXPLORES HIS MANY SIDES ON DEBUT EP “I’M SORRY I LOVE YOU”

Chicago native and Indie Pop Newcomer Alexander 23 has released his debut EP "I'm Sorry I Love You" on Interscope Records. The singer-songwriter who self-produced the EP fuses his own unique style amongst the many genres featured on this fun and introspective collection. The first track "Dirty AF1s" is what first put him on the [...]

SINGER AND PRODUCER DWY WAXES NOSTALGIA ON NEW SINGLE “BMX”

SINGER AND PRODUCER DWY WAXES NOSTALGIA ON  NEW SINGLE “BMX”

South London singer and producer DWY (pronounced 'dee-wee') has released a new experimental track called "BMX" that's a must-listen. The artist is signed to Loud Robot, the subsidiary record label of J.J. Abrams Bad Robot Productions. DWY is set to release his debut mixtape "8-Bit Memories" along with a coordinating short film about various forms [...]

BRITISH ROCK BAND BASTILLE TURN UP THE VOLUME AT THE GREEK THEATRE

BRITISH ROCK BAND BASTILLE TURN UP THE VOLUME AT THE GREEK THEATRE

Bastille Brought Doom Days To The Greek And A Lively Show! South London band Bastille made their return to Los Angeles on Saturday. The band brought their Doom Days Tour Part 1 with opener Joywave to the The Greek Theater. The "Happier" and "Quarter Past Midnight" musicians played a twenty song set to the pack [...]

POP SINGER MARINA LIGHTS UP THE GREEK THEATRE WITH OPENER ALLIE X

POP SINGER MARINA LIGHTS UP THE GREEK THEATRE WITH OPENER ALLIE X

Songwriter and Pop singer Marina (formerly Marina and The Diamonds) brought her Love + Fear tour to The Greek Theatre this past Friday, October 4th. The artist known for her songs like "Primadonna" and "Orange Trees" brought her A-game with strong and gorgeous vocals. Marina's performance also included choreographed interpretive dance routines from her and [...]

BARNS COURTNEY + THE HUNNA AT THE FONDA THEATRE // CONCERT REVIEW + GALLERY

BARNS COURTNEY + THE HUNNA AT THE FONDA THEATRE // CONCERT REVIEW + GALLERY

Last Thursday (September 26th) Alternative Rock Singer-songwriter Barns Courtney brought The 404 Tour to Los Angeles at The Fonda Theatre. The artist released his second studio album 404 and is touring in support of that release with the English band The Hunna. Both hit the stage performing favorite tracks like "Hollow", "You and I", and, [...]

VIOLET DAYS // “INK” – SINGLE REVIEW

VIOLET DAYS // “INK” – SINGLE REVIEW

Violet Days is the artistic moniker of Swedish singer Lina Hansson she has just released her latest single Ink out on Virgin EMI. The song was co-produced with long-time collaborator Kris Eriksson. The song speaks on the ravages of a toxic relationship and breaking free from its damaging restraints. Violet Days uses strong heartbreakingly beautiful [...]