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supernova – [prettyboyshav]

By Nick Mueller // 7 Jan 2020

Returning to our pages today, New York-based talent prettyboyshav has released yet another smash. Between his last three records, it has quickly become obvious how much of an understanding he has for his sound and where he plans to take it. This record specifically, titled “supernova”, captures a very vibrant, feel-good energy that can be felt even before the first lyric hits. The song was tackled by none other than shav and his right hand Mike Irish as they teamed up to cultivate what shav describes as “the spirit of the song, the culmination of self-belief and self-love.” Shav explained to me that “before this project, I was in a dark place, but by the end of it I believed I was as strong as an exploding ball of light.” “Before recording, he added, Mike and I had a long talk as we usually do.” During that pivotal conversation, they discussed “creating and emoting in a vacuum, to make what’s pure. Forgetting about the expectation and focusing on how we feel.” This becomes evident with each listen, for you can hear the clarity and passion with shav’s lyrical delivery in every line. Lastly, shav wants everyone to hear this song …

Wilted Flower – [Pilar Victoria]

By Nick Mueller // 27 Dec 2019

New to our pages today, 13 year-old phenom and rising superstar Pilar Victoria is one everybody should be watching. From the very first listen, Pilar’s voice will catch any new listener by surprise. Between her mesmerizing tone and contagious lyrics, the young artist is destined for success. When I asked her what music meant to her and what prompted her interest in music, she answered with; “I struggled with ADD and I found that music could help me concentrate and express my feelings and that I gained confidence through my music and my songwriting.” One of her most popular releases, “Wilted Flower”, is a song that she wrote about “receiving mixed signals from that special someone”, a feeling most people in their early years can strongly relate to. Similarly, Pilar wanted to connect with her listeners by allowing “anyone going through this type of situation to have something they could relate to and know they’re not alone.” She added that “it’s okay to feel sad at times and to let your emotions flow, as expressing your true feelings can lead to healing and a new chapter of your life.” To me, this song is on track to have a very …

Put It All On Me – [Phil Good]

By Nick Mueller // 6 Dec 2019

Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Phil Good makes his first-ever Lyrical Lemonade appearance today with the release of a brand new visual for his magical record titled “Put It All On Me”. Over very enticing production, Phil delivers an extremely catchy hook with his fun, charismatic energy; making it almost impossible to get out of your head. The video, as seen below, was directed by Spencer Graves and showcases Phil and Spencer’s simplistic vision as Phil is surrounded by people dressed in white shirts and blue jeans. Furthermore, the young star explained that he wrote “Put It All On Me” “for my ex who is also an artist. At the time, she was stressed from navigating the music industry, and would come home in tears.” On a similar note, Phil “wrote this as a way to say ‘I’ve got you’, as I wanted the video to be an almost abstract version of that.” Lastly, Phil noted that “Spencer and I decided that stacking people on top of me is the most literal and interesting visual version of ‘put it all on me’ — taking on the weight and problems of those you love.” To say the very least, this song will …

Apocalypse WOW – [Huron John]

By Nick Mueller // 29 Nov 2019

New to our pages yet beyond deserving, Chicago native Huron John just delivered a new visual that will have you glued to your screen. The young artist does it all, making himself very self-sufficient and as DIY as they come. As described by his team, Apocalypse WOW is a full-length, themed project that will be released in the form of 9 singles over the course of next year (2020). “From windows-down breakup anthems to intimate verses about the struggles of depression and anxiety, the project combines an entirely unique and personally transparent style with total accessibility”, they said, that John did all by himself. The visual below, in my opinion, showcases John’s captivating uniqueness and artistic ability as there isn’t one scene that feels like someone or something that’s already been done. Furthermore, “it follows a thematic format of a fantasy video game; encapsulating the warped and rainbow world that John’s music lives in.” Lastly and most importantly, “this visual is intended to be a glimpse into the universe that Apocalypse WOW describes: an overly-saturated portal that transports you directly back to whatever your definition of the ‘good-old-days’ is.” Be sure to get familiar with Huron John and his upcoming project …

whitegold – [whiterosemoxie]

By Nick Mueller // 29 Nov 2019

Returning to our pages today, young Detroit star whiterosemoxie is back with a music video for his standout single titled “whitegold”. The video, directed and edited by CeddTheArtist, brings a new light to the previously released record and gives it more life. Moxie’s melodic abilities are thoroughly showcased throughout the entire song and his artistic vision can be seen throughout the video as well. Cedd has Moxie in multiple locations, ranging from a dark room with colorful lights to a window from what appears to be a beautiful building. For me and probably for many others, this video provided me with magnetic imagery that I see in my head every time I listen. It didn’t, thankfully, take the focus away from the song and Moxie’s magical potential as a rising young artist. For now, watch Moxie’s video for “whitegold” below as we wait for either new music or another video for his most recent single titled “S!ck”. Furthermore, follow Moxie on Instagram and Twitter to be the first to find updates and announcements as they come!

10:45 – [Sky McCreery]

By Nick Mueller // 4 Nov 2019

It’s always a special day when we’re able to shine light onto artists that make amazing music and have the desire and drive to succeed. Sky McCreery, a young 18 year-old writer, producer, and vocalist, has been releasing music since 2018 and released his most recent collection in July of this year. The two songs, collectively known as 10:45, exemplify Sky’s melodic and lyrical abilities as he soothingly runs over his appealing production. Both tracks are very relatable as Sky reflected on a “previous relationship that had a lot of conflict over what we wanted from each other.” He added that “there was almost a loneliness in her that I couldn’t keep company and 10:45 is the time that I find myself sitting with my thoughts and reflecting on what I believed was love.” For McCreery, this is only the beginning as he plans to release one or two more singles before his next body of work. Follow Sky McCreery on Instagram to stay updated with release dates and announcements and get familiar with Sky by streaming 10:45 below!

Yellow Hearts – [Ant Saunders]

By Nick Mueller // 4 Nov 2019

New Jersey native Ant Saunders is slowly becoming a very well known face to the public eye. After releasing his hit single titled “Yellow Hearts” in June of this year, the growth as of recently has been hard to miss since it has reached the number 1 spot on the Global Viral 50 Spotify charts. I had the opportunity to speak to Ant the other day about his journey and his musical process, nonetheless something I’m sure everyone is curious about at this point. In regards to getting into music, Ant said that he “started producing around middle school and he would just record with a USB mic.” As it is for most kids, Ant said music was “always a dream of mine but I never took it as serious as I should have”, until now of course. Saunders does everything himself, keeping the production, writing, and engineering in-house and self-sufficient. This song specifically is one of those that you hear once and remember forever, just the same affect that any big record has. Furthermore, he noted that “Yellow Hearts” is a friend zone anthem and based on “an experience that took place in my life that I knew other …

Known Like This – [Ben Kessler]

By Nick Mueller // 2 Nov 2019

Ben Kessler joins our pages today after releasing a brand new visual for his incredible single titled “Known Like This”. As a Nashville native, Ben has been making a name for himself as an artist and shows no signs of slowing down. This song spoke to me, as I’m sure it has to many others, in a way that allows me to feel as if what others think shouldn’t matter at all. “Known Like This” contains simple, feel-good production that gives Ben a very vivid path to deliver his enchanting vocals. The visual, shot and edited by Mossflower Pictures, remains simple and easy to digest. As a fan, this is precisely what I would be looking for from a song of this nature. Ben gave us a glimpse into his mindset as he said: “‘Known Like This’ is a meditation on how I don’t want to be known, and the anxiety that comes with that.” He then added that “Luke Harvey (Mossflower Pictures) and I sought to create a visual that completed this idea, how I do want to be known.” With only two songs to his name, Ben is already off to a massive start. Be sure to follow …

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