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mental anguish – [glaive] & [ericdoa]

If you’re at all familiar with the artists I regularly cover within my write-ups, then you already know that glaive and ericdoa are two talents that I simply can’t get enough of. Both of them bring something totally different to the table but work so incredibly well with one another, and it’s clear from their previous collaborations that they simply feed off of each other and make each other better. All of their singles together are all-out hits without a doubt in anyone’s mind, and after they teased a collaborative project for quite some time, we were blessed with their EP then i’ll be happy which has been in constant rotation for me ever since. Despite the quick listen of these 8 songs that span just over 15 minutes long, they show off their dexterity going from some very emotional, introspective songs to records that are much more upbeat and poppy, ultimately adding up to a project that one of the strongest EPs I’ve heard all year. Personally, I love the middle handful of tracks including “heather”, “Pretending”, and “physs”, but I can say with the utmost confidence that there isn’t a single miss, but that shouldn’t come as a …

Sam Morrison’s September Favorites

Every so often, I get enormous bursts of inspiration that I cannot seem to shake. My latest one came in the form of what you’re about to read. With so much great music coming out these days, it’s almost impossible to pick favorites…but today, I’m going to try. For the next 5 minutes of your life, I ask for nothing more than a little piece of your attention as I take you on a trip into my music listening cycle. A lot of great music dropped during the month of September, which is why I decided it would be a blast to highlight some songs that I thought were absolutely exceptional. I often times specialize in covering artists who are just breaking on to the scene, but every once in a while, I love getting to show love to some talent who we already know and love. So, without further ado, keep scrolling down to check out my favorite 16 songs from the month of September; IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: — 1. amphetamine-[boylife] boylife has been one of those artists who never ceases to amaze me with his music. Each time I head to his Spotify page, I’m always elated …

Missing U – [starfall]

Starfall is the 17-year-old kid from Hawaii that you have to know about. His newest single “Missing You” is one of the better songs I’ve heard all 2021 from an unsigned act. It’s not really hyperpop and leans on the traditional singer-songwriter spectrum of things, but the breakdowns and earworms on this record fall in that hyperpop-ish space. In music today if you take out the autotune and all the bells and whistles it’s very few people that just naturally have that raw vocal talent. With Starfall you can tell he’s a talented vocalist on not “Missing You” but the rest of his discography. If I could think of an artist comparison for Starfall currently I see early shades of artists like Glaive and Brakence. After spending a couple of hours running through his catalog some other tracks you should check out from Starfall are “speechless” and “never lasts” Stream Starfall’s new single “Missing You” after the break.

VVRED – [SEBii]

The hyperpop scene never fails to surprise me in the best ways possible, and I never get bored for even a second no matter what artist I’m listening to. While Glaive, ericdoa, and midwxst are some of my favorites, SEBii has rapidly become one of my all-time hyperpop preferences, and it’s clear that even without all the wild vocal effects and alterations that can be heard within this subgenre, he’s as individualistic as it gets. After hearing VVBLUE a few months ago, I was completely sold without a doubt in my mind, and when I heard about and saw all the hype behind its sister project VVRED, I literally couldn’t wait. Some of the snippets and singles on this tape showed a much more arrogant, aggressive side of the typically calmed and composed artist, but I loved seeing a new side of him, and now that the project is in our hands, I can confidently say that it was undeniably worth the wait. All of the 7 songs on this 16-minute-long project are better than the last, but I had to focus on a few of my favorites considering I could write all day if I went too much into …

Think You Right – [Whethan] ft. [ericdoa] & [Glaive]

Ever since I became fully engrossed in the world of hyperpop, I have yet to be let down by any of the artists classified in this very niche yet incredible subgenre. Not only are they proving exactly how innovative they can be behind a microphone, but the instrumentals are out of this world, and they never seem to stop releasing things, so there’s always a new jam to get in tune with which is a blessing without a doubt in my mind. If you’re even remotely similar with this genre, it doesn’t take someone like me to tell you that ericdoa and Glaive are two of the poster children for hyperpop, and they’re only going to continue to get better as they make their way throughout their careers and get older. Aside from them, Whethan is a producer who has been solidifying himself in the scene for quite some time, and he has been creating the foundation of so many different songs with some of the most inventive sounds in music, so he definitely can’t go unnoticed, either. Luckily, this trio decided to come together for an unbelievable new song called “Think You Right”, and the results are as amazing …

The Top 10 Moments From Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival

Creative Direction: @shotbycones We are a couple of weeks removed from our annual Summer Smash festival, and we are all still having major withdrawals from such a great weekend. After the past year that we had of quarantining, social distancing, and avoiding large events, it felt amazing to be able to come outside and enjoy our festival once again. With over 75 artists on our lineup ranging from the up-and-coming rappers to superstars and legends, it was truly a weekend to remember, and a special moment for not only Lyrical Lemonade but Chicago as a whole. I had the opportunity to work as a lead for the Summer Smash Media Team—a squad full of some of the best photographers and videographers in the game put together by our guy Cones. All weekend long, they captured tons of videos, photos, and clips of the entire run of show. While our full recap of the entire Summer Smash weekend is dropping very soon, I felt it would be a great idea to give my perspective on some of the best moments that happened during Summer Smash. At last, here are some of the best moments of Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash 2021!   …

1984 – [Glaive]

Glaive is only a teenager and has somehow become the face of a budding new sound of music, what he has accomplished so far in his career is unbelievable, and he’s only just beginning. Today, the Hendersonville native is back with his brand new music video for “1984”. Glaive connected with Lyrical Lemonade founder Cole Bennett who shot and directed this visual, and in my opinion, they did a great job and this is only the start of a long-lasting work relationship. I am so proud of Glaive and I am eager to continue to watch him on his journey, he will be a superstar sooner than later. Watch this brand-new music video below!

all dogs go to heaven (outro) – [glaive]

For months and months, I was patiently awaiting the arrival of glaive’s EP all dogs go to heaven, and now that it’s in our laps, I couldn’t be happier. Although it seems like glaive diverted away from the “hyperpop” label that was pinned to him unfairly with this effort, I was beyond pleased to see his transformation because now fans finally can see the fact that he’s not making the type of music that he was once grouped in with even just a few months ago. More acoustic sounds and calming styles were used on this record, and while there are moments of chaos and upbeat energy, glaive takes this opportunity to reveal himself to the world more clearly than ever before, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. Luckily, he continued the fun with this project by releasing a Ramez Silyan-directed music video for the project’s title track “all dogs go to heaven (outro)”, and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you all. As it begins, glaive rolls over in his bed with a somewhat glum and hopeless look on his face. The camera quickly transitions to a clip of his dog laying on the floor …

bastard – [glaive]

As we get closer and closer to the release of glaive’s upcoming project All Dogs Go to Heaven, I couldn’t be more excited. His debut project Cyprus Grove is still a project that I revisit on a weekly basis, and I truly don’t believe glaive has ever put out a miss, so I don’t see that streak coming to an end anytime soon. Obviously, glaive has become a good friend of the Lyrical Lemonade family over the past couple of months, and he’s an artist that I think has unlimited potential. Considering he’s still so young and already making some of the best music in the industry, there’s no telling where he’s going to go next, but his upcoming project is definitely going to be one for the ages, without a doubt in my mind. As he continues to hype up this project, I couldn’t be more excited for some of the singles he has put out, most recently blessing us with his latest release entitled “bastard”. Produced by a slew of friends including delto, Lunamatic, and Whethan, things begin very tranquilly with a nice, touching guitar progression that is quickly met with a beat drop that brings things out …

Get Refreshed: Getting Fat, Meeting “Drayan!” and Making It Look So Easy

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by IllustratorFile Full Playlist (2021) Kai Whiston: Drayan! Conceptual undertakings in electronic music are a dime a dozen. Extraterrestrial motifs in electronic music are a dime a dozen. Abrasive instrumentals and distortion-tinged vocals in electronic music are… a dime a dozen. Drayan! – the latest mixtape from rising producer and performer Kai Whiston – holds all of these ideas as its main features, but its price is certainly not as easy to come upon. Throw any sense of commonality out of the window; all 9 of its tracks might as well be worth a million dollars each. What we have here is a project that, from a spectacle, is akin to a standard release in this genre. But someone as ferociously passionate and talented as Whiston is simply could not play into these standards without transcending them entirely. The Lux Cache founder took the magnificent photographic work of Janaina Tschäpe’s “After The Rain” and effectively gave it its own score — telling the story of a hybrid alien figure as they proceed through the trials and tribulations of their …