Maine-based songwriter Mike O’Hehir aka Coyote Island has just returned with a new single titled ‘Hello Silence‘.
Possibly his most radio release to date, the song is a contagious pop cut made of sing along melodies and enriched by sun kissed reggae vibes.
Speaking about it, he explains: ““Hello Silence” is about taking a break from the noise. The always turning wheels of thought in today’s era of information can be overwhelming. Sometimes a little peace and quiet can really set my mind straight. It’s like the calm after a storm. My favorite line is in the second verse: “seen a rainbow colored sky and I don’t even have to wonder why”. This carries some personal sentiment for me. Rather than a philosophical quest for meaning, it’s about demystifying the unknown by simply embracing it. In that letting go, so much more is received through the experience of awareness and presence. I’ve come to enjoy the simplicity of life lately, and this song reflects that. No matter how many trips or far out you get, sometimes catching the right sunset just really takes the cake. I wrote the lyrics shortly after the pandemic set in and they are very much about our current times. In a way, I look at this time like the end… but also the beginning of something brand new. “Hello Silence” invites you to tune out at the static and tap your toes.”
Emerging gothic folk singer-songwriter Savannah Conley, has released the official music video for her latest single “Never Want To Be In Love“.
Co-written with songwriter Andrew Petroff (Sheryl Crow, Devon Gilfillian) and songwriter/producer Gabe Simon (Dua Lipa, COIN), the song is a anthemic guitar-driven cut made unique by her rich, crystalline voice and her vulnerable, somber lyricism.
Directed by Tyler Dunning Evans, the official video offers the viewer a stunning and solemn visual with an appropriate twist of irony. From delicately imposed intimate portraits to being violently struck and thrown by lightning, Conley is soaked through with emotion, drawing an image of both innocence and devastation that is so equally matched by her lyrics.
Bird and Byron, composed of Blake Bergere and Nick Lorenz, are a songwriting duo from Columbus, Ohio.
Inspired by The Strokes, Skeggs, and more modern alt-rock groups, their lates single ‘Life Is A Bore‘ is driven by adventitious, dynamic vocals from Bird, and silky rhythmic guitar from Byron. Combine those factors with snappy lyrics and quick changes, you got yourself an anthem.
Speaking about it, they explain: “The release was intended to provide some form of escape during these crazy and uncertain times. Many people that we know personally have been looking for some sort of way to distract themselves from the daunting pictures and stats that are seen on live tv. The song itself serves as an anthem to how crazy life is right now. With all the restrictions that we now face, it’s hard to find any sense of freedom, and we wanted to amplify those frustrations. Every now and then, you may just want to run away from everything and forget it all. If that’s the case, this is your song.”
ALBRT is the project of Italian songwriter and producer Alberto Pagnin, born from his urgent desire to express himself by combining electronic pop music with minimal ambient and piano compositions.
His brand-new single, titled ‘With You‘, is a nocturnal electro banger full of dreamy vocals, smooth synths and massive dose of Jamie XX vibes.
Speaking about it, he explains: “I painted a melancholic harmony with the bass; but I wanted something more, something magical and nostalgic. I wanted to create an ethereal modern piece, something that makes you feel like you’re floating on a cloud. So I added harp arpeggio, dreamy vibes, reverb-soaked textures and my beloved piano on top of that. The result is ‘With You’, possibly the most romantic songs I’ve ever written”
Rising Irish act April reflects on the intention to forget with ‘Watching You Disappear,’ the latest cut from her second EP ‘Luna’, out October 23. It’s an elegant pop ballad made unique by her hypnotic vocals and brilliant songwriting.
The track is accompanied by a video directed by Callum L. James, which sees April move through a hazy night out, tying closely to the track’s meaning.
April explains; “I wrote ‘Watching You Disappear’ at a time I was going out loads and doing things to take my mind off things and feelings, so the title is basically about me watching someone fade away in my mind as I preoccupy my brain! I used to listen to “I’ll come too” by James Blake every night I’d go out, so I put the lyric “I’m in that kinda mood” in my song as a little homage.”
Hailing from Glasgow, HYYTS are best friends and flatmates Adam and Sam. Androgynous, inclusive, and ones to watch for 2020 as they unashamedly infiltrate the pop sphere proving pop is no longer a dirty word. Inspired by unconventional sounds and with a sonic palette that traverses genres, their sound draws from underground club culture, production laced with brooding beats and soaring pop ambition alongside frontman Adam’s work as a music therapist in some of Scotland’s toughest prisons providing a deep pool of emotion teamed with the theatre of sonic weaver Sam’s performance, drawing from his time curating and promoting underground nights around Edinburgh.
With their latest single ‘Lonely People‘, they continue to explore their genre-bending sound with the flux of life’s trials and tribulations. It’s a neon-drenched, euphoric banger that builds to a crescendo with soaring production and contrasted with an emotional, coming-of-age narrative.
Chatting about the single, singer Adam says: “Lonely People is about growing up and realising that you should always leave yourself open to be hurt because any kind of happy life needs some sadness in it. It’s better to feel anything than nothing. It’s a coming of age song and basically a wee bit of advice I wish someone had given me when I started going out and getting full of booze and drugs.”
Watch the stunning acoustic rendition of track here below:
Indonesian music star Dipha Barus and singer, songwriter, and producer CADE have come together at the peak of summer to deliver an inspiring new single entitled “Down”.
The song fuses together pop sensibilities with bouncy basslines and soulful R&B-esque lyrics, in a perfectly polished way. The pair create an atmosphere of ease and joy in one fell swoop, through the use of uplifting, soul-soaked melodies that doesn’t confine to one genre, the new collaboration perfectly captures their vision of making music as medicine and doing their best to uplift spirits through our most universal language.
Speaking about it, CADE shares “‘Down’ is a record about simply living in the moment with your significant other and not stressing or over-thinking about what the future might hold. Simple as lemonade. I hope this record can bring smiles and joy to everyone as we experience stressful times around the world with COVID-19.”
In the imagination of Maine-based songwriter Mike O’Hehir, Coyote Island is a sound and a place.
It is where he discovered himself as an artist and recognized the crossroads of his musical journey. Where folk meets pop and reggae meets R&B. Rather than choosing one path to follow, Coyote Island stands in the middle weaving them all together.
He’s brand-new but his music is already making waves (Spotify has recently added him on their Fresh Finds playlist and his 2 previously released singles topped the Hype Machine chart).
His third one is titled ‘11′ and it’s another demonstration of his incredible talent in mixing folk and indie vibes with an irresistible pop sensibility.
Speaking about it, he explains: “’11’ portrays the peak of Summer. It’s about discerning Love from lust, catching yourself in the heat, and believe it or not- ‘taking it slow’. “I was making demos in Garageband one day….these chords came to me and I got excited. I put a mic up and the whole song poured out in one shot. ”
SoCal-based quartet The Millennial Club have recently returned with the second song off their slated 2020 EP. Titled “like i do”, the track is a romantic ballad that has been in the making for the last five years, featuring Andres Owens’ silky and sultry vocal performance, a sweet disposition, and an undeniably evocative saxophone solo.
Speaking about it, singer Andres says: “This song illustrates finally being upfront with someone you really care about and finally letting out your built-up emotions. It is about releasing that honesty into the world and learning to be truthful with someone about how you feel.”
Texas-via-California artist jackson lee morgan has just returned with a bright and sweeping single titled ‘falling down’.
With a smooth and distinct psych-pop vibe, reminiscent of Glass Animals, Toro Y Moi, and Easy Life, ‘falling down’ sees the singer alongside producers Hoskins (Jean Dawson/Deb Never) The 23rd (Jean Dawson/Deb Never), and Denis Kosiak (Khalid) deliver one of his more sun-kissed offerings to date.
Speaking about his new release, he said, “‘falling down’ is about realizing your life is spiraling but choosing to embrace the thrill of the plummet down.”