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The 1975 – Part of the Band

On first listen, “Part of the Band” might sound like one of the past decade’s most hyperactive rock bands chilling out a little. Compared to the 1975’s more typical arena-filling singles, with their existential angst, glittery synths, and scream-along choruses, it’s the kind of song you could imagine Matty Healy introducing to his bandmates with just an acoustic guitar.


Rosa Linn – Snap

Rosa Linn’s “Snap” has been surging up the Spotify charts, accumulating considerably more streams than it had been getting in the weeks surrounding the Eurovision 2022 contest that it was a part of.  As of June 30, the song was being streamed over 500,000 times a day.

For a song that finished in a humble 20th place in the Grand Final with 61 points, this is an incredible achievement, especially for a young up-and-coming artist from Armenia.


Death Cab For Cutie – Here To Forever

“Here To Forever,” like “Romand Candles” before it, is a grand and stirring rocker, one that mixes the soft-eyed sensitivity of the band’s early days with their arena-sized major-label work. Fellow Pacific Northwest lifer Lance Bangs directed the “Here To Forever” video.


Noah Kahan – Stick Season

“I wrote ‘Stick Season’ without knowing it would become, in my opinion, the most important song of my career,” Kahan shared in a statement. “It allowed me to finally cross over into the style of songwriting that I have loved my entire life, and the second I finished writing it, I felt a level of comfort and honesty that I had never previously felt since I began my journey in music.”


Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – I’m On Your Side

“I’m On Your Side” is a heroic vow of empathy for a world of reductive reactions and vocal belligerence; as insistent as the organ that roars beneath it, the song unfurls as a call to necessary solidarity.


Dermot Kennedy – Something to Someone

Kennedy elaborated on the song’s meaning, saying it’s “To be something to someone. To love and be loved in return. What a comforting thought it is to know that no matter what you endure, no matter how lonely the world may seem, you’re still on somebody’s mind. It is the only thing. I want this song to be a reminder to whoever hears it that they are loved.”


Matt Maeson – Blood Runs Red

“‘Blood Runs Red’ is a song about being a successful artist and the narcissistic tendencies that come along with it. I toured for three years straight and received copious amounts of validation but when that ends and you go home, you’re left with yourself and who you’ve become while everyone else around you has remained the same,” shares Maeson.


Mt. Joy – Lemon Tree

“It’s about realizing that you can’t change the past, but if you can work on being a force of positive energy for others you can be rewarded with the privilege of moving on,” Matt Quinn reveals. “I was drawn to that phenomenon when you’re thinking of someone you haven’t spoken to in a while and that person texts you or reaches you in some physical way. At my most spiritual, I think there’s something about our energy that connects us. When you lean into positive energy, you’re rewarded for generating happiness for those around you. ‘Lemon Tree’ is about the power of our connection via this force.”


Sharon Van Etten – Mistakes

“Mistakes” is a thumping, disco-inspired track that celebrates radical self-acceptance, and making peace with our mistakes.


Ripe – Settling

A jubilant display of horns and guitar, “Settling” attempts to push away restrictive thoughts or feelings.  The track is all about living a fulfilling life, not settling or stopping for anyone that gets in your way.


Spoon – My Babe

My Babe,” hearkens back to the Seventies to pay homage to variety show host Jack Clement. Inspired by the country music producer’s short-lived series Cowboy Jack Clement Show, the band performed in front of a recreation of the set’s signature orange glow.


Zach Bryan – Something In The Orange

This video features crowd sourced footage shot by fans and captures the raw and unfiltered emotion of the Zach Bryan’s live experience.


Maggie Rogers – Want Want

“The song’s about sex. No other real way to say it,” Rogers said. “It’s a song about wanting to have sex with someone and then doing it. And enjoying it. And doing it again.”


Vance Joy – Clarity

This new track adds a world of depth to the folky indie-pop slant of Joy’s earlier material, supplementing his cool and cruisy acoustic strumming with deep bass grooves, crisp and lowkey, yet duly impactful drums and a soaring horn section.


Cafuné – Tek It

This Brazilian Portuguese word in English means “running your fingers through the hair of someone you love.” The word cafuné is a peculiar gem that is part of a group of unique words that are unable to be translated into other languages. “Tek It” is the latest single from Brooklyn’s musical duo, Cafuné.


Arcade Fire – Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)

“There’s nothing saccharine about unconditional love in a world that is coming apart at the seams,” Win Butler said in a statement. “WE need each other, in all of our imperfection.”


Stephen Sanchez featuring Em Beihold – Until I Found You

Singer and songwriter Stephen Sanchez is expanding the dimensions of his viral single “Until I Found You” with a newly released updated version featuring Los Angeles-based musician Em Beihold via Republic Records. ​​

“I was honored Em decided to jump on this song,” Sanchez shared in a statement. “It was so fun working with her and can’t wait to do something else again in the future!”


Phoebe Bridgers – Sidelines

“Sidelines” was written for Hulu’s TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends. Co-written by Bridgers, her drummer Marshall Vore, and Ruby Rain Henley, the song houses muted percussion and classic Bridgers lines, specifically “I’m not afraid of getting older/Used to fetishize myself/Now I’m talking to my houseplants.”


Jack White – Love Is Selfish

A listener with knowledge of The White Stripes’ catalog may hear the latest Jack White song and immediately call to mind the Stripes’ “We’re Going to Be Friends,” the influential rock duo’s wistful acoustic number featured in the opening credits of 2004’s Napoleon Dynamite.


Brandi Carlile – Broken Horses

Evocative and piercingly honest, Broken Horses (the memoir) is at once an examination of faith through the eyes of a person rejected by the church’s basic tenets and a meditation on the moments and lyrics that have shaped the life of a creative mind, a brilliant artist, and a genuine empath on a mission to give back.


Jack Johnson – One Step Ahead

Johnson made Meet the Moonlight with celebrated producer Blake Mills, and “One Step Ahead” pairs Johnson’s plucky, laidback songwriting style with Mills’ talent for creating texturally rich, but not crowded soundscapes. “Never mind all the noise going through your head,” Johnson sings on the hook, “Because every time we talk we say/The same things that we’ve said.”


Caamp – Believe

“Believe” showcases Caamp’s warm, assured and vulnerable sound. They share the mentation that got them through the years through their signature harmonies. “‘I believe in you baby’ – a mantra for yourself and for the world,” said Meier in a press release. “It’s about sticking through the tough and heading for the sun.”


Florence + The Machine – My Love

In a press release, Florence says that “My Love” started off as a “sad little poem,” but it didn’t work as a dirge. Instead, Florence got help on the track from Dave Bayley, frontman of Glass Animals. Bayley suggested turning “My Love” into a dance track, and that’s what it’s become.


Imagine Dragons – Bones

“Bones” dives into some morbid topics. The singer talks about the feeling of aimlessness and purposelessness of life in the grand scheme of things. Life is such a fragile thing that can dwindle away any second. The lead singer of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds suffered some loss in his family not too long ago, which had prompted him to a state of grief, which he had expressed in songs such as “Birds” and “Wrecked” before.


The Black Keys – Wild Child

If the Black Keys release a song without an accompanying music video that confuses and arouses you, did you even experience it? This half-assed philosophical thought experiment welcomes us to Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach’s 11th album as a band, Dropout Boogie, as well as its lead single, “Wild Child,” which is pretty much the definition of rollicking ZZ Top–inspired fun.


The Head And The Heart – Virginia (Wind In The Night)

”Being from Virginia, for me this song represents a long and winding relationship to place – a place that is grounding. I’m often drawing on my life through symbolism as a way into someone else’s psyche,” Jonathan Russell said in a statement. “It’s part of my search for a deeper connection without having to compare our experiences directly. There is a reason this song has two titles. One is literal and one is symbolic. Not everyone is from Virginia, I know that. But I bet you have walked home and heard the wind in the night.”


Cannons – Bad Dream

“We’re excited to share our new single ‘Bad Dream’ and hope you find yourself connecting to it as much as we have been during this time of such uncertainty in the world,” the group said.


Bob Moses – Love Brand New

“‘Love Brand New’ is about being newly in love and trying not to lose yourself as you navigate the world feeling as though you’re seeing everything for the first time, as if it’s brand new,” Bob Moses shares in a statement.


 

 

 

 



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