John Doe – “I wouldn’t change it for a dollar”
John Doe is a multi-national, multi-genre collective of producers, singers and songwriters. The new project has just shared their third single called “I wouldn’t change it for a dollar”. It’s an electronic-flavoured, indie-pop track with evocative vocals and stimulating lyrics. “I wouldn’t change it for a dollar” reminds us that all the ups and downs we face are what make life worth living. It was released with a video illustrative of this.
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Sara Diamond – “Hollywood (U & Me)”
Canadian songstress Sara Diamond‘s latest single is here. This one is an enticing dance-pop anthem called “Hollywood (U & Me)”. It is about having a partner in your life who supports you to achieve your dreams. “Hollywood (U & Me)” is a heartwarming romantic tune. Equally irresistible is the track’s accompanying music video.
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Michael Calfan x Hannah Boleyn – “Wild Night”
From the producer who delivered “Feelings After Dark” (a collaboration by Michael Calafan, HARBER and NISHA), comes another future house banger. “Wild Night” is the latest release from Paris, France-based soundsmith Michael Calfan. It features vocals by UK’s Hannah Boleyn. “Wild Night” is sexy, energetic and a certified dancefloor-filler.
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Mummy Diamonds – “One More Chance”
Los Angeles-based alt-pop band Mummy Diamonds have released an ethereal new track, “One More Chance”. James and Shanna Stein, the couple behind Mummy Diamonds, make music which blends dream pop, alt-rock and folk elements. Their haunting vocals and harmonies give their tracks a cinematic feel. “One More Chance”, for example, carries influences from 80’s new wave. About the song, James says: “The first lyric that we wrote for it was ‘beg for the fire…’ It’s meant to be about that person who is always wanting drama, or creating chaos. That person who’s addicted to friction and neither of us can stand that personality, and maybe sometimes it’s one of us!”
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Cosmo Thundercat – “Hell Without You”
The song “Hell Without You”, and its accompanying visual, marks the return for Adelaide, Australia alt-rock band Cosmo Thundercat. The outfit’s last release was their 2018 single, “My Friend”. As their comeback track,” Hell Without You” was well worth the wait. It is a soul-stirring and uplifting piece covered in a euphoric and cinematic instrumentation. Lead singer Anthony comments, “This song reflects on our need for connection with others. It’s about vulnerability and longing for someone. It also explores the contrast between times in our lives when we bask in the light, feel full and content and times of darkness when we feel lost.”
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TUYS – “Muddy Beach”
Berlin-based Luxembourgish band TUYS are back with a new single and video, “Muddy Beach”. The 4-member outfit’s music involves a mix of indie-rock with pop, and that is what we are served in “Muddy Beach”. It is a late summer track characterized by TUYS’ signature sound. There is a music video which the band will be unveiling.
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H33RA x July 7 x Yarah – “Tongue Tied”
“Tongue Tied” is the newest offering from UK artist/producer H33RA. The dancehall track features fellow Brit July 7 and Canadian singer Yarah. Effectively, it’s a showcase of H33RA’s ability to blend modern R&B with Caribbean rhythms and Eastern melodies. “Tongue Tied” finds each artist in their creative best, delivering a truly international anthem.
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Dante Klein x HIDDN x HAVENN – “Do What Friends Do”
Electronic musicians Dante Klein (Netherlands) and HIDDN (Belgium) seal their arrival on Perfect Havoc label with the release of a hot new collaboration. The track is called “Do What Friends Do” and features soulful vocals of HAVENN, an enigmatic newcomer. “Do What Friends Do” has a groovy bassline that refutes the notion that summer is gone. The song explores the narrative of taking a relationship to the next level.
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Blanks – “Never Have I Ever”
Emerging Dutch indie-pop singer-songwriter Blanks continues in his unstoppable ascent. He has just released a new single christened “Never Have I Ever”. This song follows the announcement of his debut album, Nothing Lasts Forever And That’s OK, which is expected to arrive on October 29. Altogether, “Never Have I Ever” is an upbeat pop cut that will leave you with a blissful feeling. “‘Never Have I Ever’ is a song for the people in your life that get you excited, make you try new things, make you feel alive,” Blanks says about it. He released the track with a joyful video next to it.
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VISSIA – “My Wom”
“My Wom” is the latest single from Edmonton, Canada artist VISSIA. It is an empowerment anthem covered in a fun, playful tune. The video accompanying is refreshingly lighthearted. About the song, VISSIA remarks, “It’s about self-realization, taking no shit, giving yourself the love you deserve, speaking your truth without apologies, and dancing through whatever circumstances the universe throws at you in the way only you can. It’s also about sisterhood, women supporting other women, and tearing down the toxic competitiveness that our patriarchal society has conditioned us to uphold.”
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