Aipate‘s weekly roundup New Release Friday is here. Below are notes about some of the songs we’ve added to the playlist this week.
Dream Jacuzzi – “SUDDENLY”
Dream Jacuzzi is an American duo made up by musicians Lucas Jackson and Josh Pastor. Following the release of their debut album, Lemon Hazy Nights, the Birmingham, Alabama-based band returns with “SUDDENLY”. Imbued with elements of psychedelic rock, the mesmeric retro pop song delves into the intricacies of a toxic relationship. The official music video for “SUDDENLY” is expected on October 5.
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Rico Love x Branbaby – “MASK UP”
“Mask Up” is a explosive new rap song by Jacksonville, Florida up-and-comer Branbaby. The 19-year-old recently signed to Rico Love‘s D1MG label, with the Grammy-winning songwriter/producer working on this new track together with Dwayne Nesmith. On “Mask Up”, Branbaby flaunts her exceptional lyrical skills. Altogether, the track feels both gritty and fun.
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Olivia Rees – “I Got Time”
Toronto’s Olivia Rees has just released an exuberant new song, “I Got Time”. With a chorus guaranteed to stick in your head for a while, the song describes a wild night out. The Canadian singer-songwriter emphasizes that feeling of infatuation arising from a great romantic connection. “I Got Time” is a lovely pop tune and a brilliant release from the emerging artist.
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Mitchell Ferguson x Drugstore Cowboy – “Dramatic”
From Texas, the US, comes this fun song and video, “Dramatic”. The country-pop song is a collaboration between Mitchell Ferguson and the duo Drugstore Cowboy. It is the second single being taken from Drugstore Cowboy’s upcoming album, Maverick. “Dramatic” calls out those who love engaging in gossip. The line ‘I don’t wanna get involved with something that doesn’t involve me‘ sums up the song.
Carnation Blue – “Up On The Roof”
Having delivered their second EP, Circus de Ville, a couple of months ago, Swedish band Carnation Blue have shifted their focus towards their planned debut album. To that end, the outfit has just unveiled the first single, “Up On The Roof”. This is a catchy, nostalgia-inducing indie-rock cut carrying a sound which is uniquely theirs. It’s amazing how Helene Åhström connects with the listener’s through her rousing lyrics and vocals.
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M’Lynn – “I Got Low”
“I Got Low” is another soulful ballad from Texas singer-songwriter M’Lynn. As you could expect, she poured her soul into this piece, delivering a powerful piece. “I Got Low” was created in collaboration with producer Josh Goode. It is so good that, when listening, the repeat button comes in handy.
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Fabich x Vetta Borne – “405”
German producer Fabich‘s upcoming album vibe creator is taking shape. The eighth single named “405” is out now. This groovy, ’70s inspired song features Australian singer Vetta Borne. Vetta’s alluring vocals blend smoothly into the producer’s live instrumentation. The result is a song for those fun moments.
Aisha Vibes – “Rudebwoy”
As the first installment on her upcoming debut project, German-Ghanaian artist Aisha Vibes shares “Rudebwoy”. Produced by Berlin-based TACKA77, it is a hard-hitting R&B/hip hop track. The song was released together with a stunning visual directed by Terry Ellmer. Speaking about it, Aisha said, “‘Rudebwoy’ is based on a previous unhealthy choice of a partner. There was something about a bad boy type of guy that used to excite me.”
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Kelli Baker – “Six Feet Under”
New York-based artist Kelli Baker has crafted another soulful song which she named “Six Feet Under”. The bluesy and alternative-leaning track brings the singer-songwriter’s smoky vocals to the fore. She draws you in with her confident demeanor. In making the song, Kelli worked with producer Philip A. Jimenez, who provided her the perfect soundscape.
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Raybekah – “Ghetto (No Love in the City)”
Taking inspiration from her immediate environment, rising Nigerian artist Raybekah wrote her new song, “Ghetto (No Love in the City)”. It is an uplifting Afro pop cut that sees her offer listeners some survival tips. Still, the track sounds upbeat and danceable. Raybekah is gearing toward the release of an EP this coming November.
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