Fresh New Music #9

Music is an ever-evolving industry, with new trends emerging every day. This week, we’re looking at the top 10 tracks from upcoming recording artists and indie musicians. 

From hip-hop to pop, these tracks will have you dancing and singing along in no time! We’ll explore the stories behind each track and discover what makes them unique. 

Get ready to discover some of the industry’s most exciting music today on our Fresh New Music session!

FELIUM – In Love

Felium is a Spanish-born DJ and electronic music producer based in Miami. He is a real artist, capable of straddling the boundaries of electronic music genres, as seen by his extensive catalogue and remixes.

In addition to his successful career as a musician, he has also established himself as a successful content creator and entrepreneur because of the creative and passionate push he has received from others.

The previous year, he collaborated with his partner Bayla G to produce a song named “In Love.” This track is a part of the collaborative effort Felium and Bayla G have been working on under the moniker ILLUZIONS, an audiovisual electronic pop duet.

Their song “In Love” portrays the anxiety of feeling alone in a society where interpersonal ties are critical to success. The song was released under the prestigious “Blanco Y Negro” record label.

Bayla’s expert voice production sets the tone for the tune, which also has a powerful rhythm and defines the exceptional output of this work, which combines deep house to create a single that stands alongside the greatest radio classics.

JACK QUIT THE BAND – Goodbye Wilfred

This is Jack Quit the Band from Oslo, Norway. Their music is a blend of country and punk jazz. Jack Quit the Band’s origin story involves grilling meat, snacking kimchi, and drinking beer.

Jack decided to leave the Band once they were finally able to come together with the appropriate instruments, a location to rehearse, and a few twinkly guitar noodle riffs.

Goldie Leger, Jacques Bureau, and Joshua Grunt are a Norwegian trio that performs “country jazz punk.” With “Goodbye Wilfred,” the Band makes their first appearance. The Band’s frantic, math-rock-inspired introduction perfectly encapsulates their high-energy, explosive performance style.

The song “Goodbye Wilfred” is an ode to Pet’s mom, and it tells the story of the bassist’s experience renting a room from an eccentric young pet mom who believes cats are humans and gives them unrestricted freedom. 

From the get-go, the track’s emo and the punk atmosphere is unmistakable; the arrangements are polished even for those who didn’t have instruments; and the song itself is unique and full of character.

KEVIN WHITAKER – Crown

Kevin Whitaker is a vocalist and producer whose fiery nature and dedication to his craft have helped develop his Band’s distinctive, rousing sound. Despite his energizing yell, he manages to keep everything harmonically sound.

His upbringing was strict, and he considered quitting on several occasions. However, he had to keep battling and wanted to motivate others to do the same.

This brand-new song is a rallying cry for the masses. Kevin joined forces with Radium Records in late 2021 and began collaborating with multiplatinum producer Bradley Denniston as part of his new course of action.

Crown is a song about persevering through adversity and addressing our troubles head-on, even though we’re all exhausted and frustrated with life on this planet. 

We agree with the consensus that the tune is best described as a blend of hard rock and industrial, praising the song’s meaningful lyrics, upbeat rhythm, and distinct originality.

LTB – Nice To Meet You

Montreal’s LtB is a promising new music act. His songs’ lyrics and themes set him apart from other artists. He plays various alternative music, including hip-hop, R&B, and rock.

He got his start in music using only a computer, a cheap mic, and audacity while touring the United States with his mom and being heavily influenced by artists like Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, Drake, Asap Rocky, and Lil baby.

After releasing his first song, LtB was allowed to perform live on Canadian television in front of one and a half million more people on channel one of the Canadian broadcasting system, Radio Canada.

Recorded in Montreal’s Studio Piccolo by Fabrice Jean, whose credits also include serving as the track’s sound engineer, “Nice To Meet You” is an anthem for optimism, promising that everything will be OK and relieving listeners’ need for another dose of sadness.

In addition to the song’s exemplary level of production and rhythm, the tune also has a well-crafted and powerful beat with tremendous trap influence, and LtB delivers his verse with a rap and hip-hop feel.

KOTC CLAN – Mirror Selfie Mirror On The Wall

Rappers and vocalists KOTC Drew, KOTC Vibe, KOTC Gamal, and a KOTC music band form the musical collective known as KOTC Clan (Kings of the Clout Clan).

KOTC Drew, KOTC Gamal, and KOTC Vibe are all dedicated music lovers that want to share the best of global sounds with the globe. The group’s ability to successfully traverse a wide variety of musical styles is a testament to each member’s individual perspectives and influences.

They are bringing together musicians from the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and South America who share a love of global rhythm and a desire to spread it via their music.

They broke off with a pair of upbeat, melodic singles, “Let Me See You Twerk Viral On The Tok.” and “Mirror Selfie Mirror On The Wall,” which have amassed over 300 videos and 50 million views on Tiktok.

The song “Mirror Selfie Mirror On The Wall” has a mysterious beginning with a rhythm that packs with the first lyrics to a trap-inspired footprint; the production is good, and the song stands out thanks to the combination of a striking beat and gratifying vocals.

THE CENTURY BAND – January

The Century Band is a studio band from the United States that fuses the influences of J. Cale, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson with those of the legendary Soul Record companies of the 1970s, such as Motown, Stax, and Philadelphia International.

Dan Klug, the Band’s producer and frontman, and Marc Delgado, a drummer in a different band, became fast friends during an intermission at a Harlem show in 2015, and they have been in touch ever since.

The Century Band, a Brooklyn band signed to Room Sound Records, has released a new single, “January,” starring Marc Delgado, a singer and composer from Woodstock, New York. “New York Song” was the Band’s first single.

The month of January is the title of a sad ballad about the ageing process. The song is about growing up and accepting the world as it is. This song is about becoming disoriented on life’s unavoidable path but eventually coming to terms with the beauty of it all.

The track has a country touch with solid percussion combined with a folk and blues influence; the melodies are pleasant, making January a song that stands out within its proposal.

ROBBIE RAPIDS – Love Of Your Life

Robbie Rapids is a musician originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, currently based in Atlanta; Creative composer and lyricist who collaborated with renowned session musician/producer David Levene.

Having played guitar in a high school jazz band, become a cover song master, and now writing original songs, Robbie has released music under several different band names and is most known for leading a Tom Petty tribute band.

Their shared appreciation for David Bowie, The Who, Tom Petty, Oasis, Stone Temple Pilots, etc., and their dedication to their craft have resulted in groundbreaking music.

The single “Love of Your Life” is a pop-rock ballad about a man who returns to the dance club where he first meets his ideal girl to impress her. David Levene wrote the song’s melodies for a female pop singer who requested a sound reminiscent of Madonna.

A hint of the 1980s can be heard in the music, a blending of pop, rock, and dance; a vintage feel is prevalent; the guitar leaves a strong stone feeling while the drums follow a pop beat; and the final product is a distinctive and odd piece of art.

GERGELY KALAPIS – One Step Closer To Heaven

Gergely Kalapis is a singer-songwriter and music producer based in Wembley, UK. Songwriting and recording began when he was 16, but it wasn’t until 2020 that he began releasing his creations to the public.

Although he is most known for his kind of “cruising-in-the-sunshine rock,” which draws heavily from the grunge, punk, and rock & roll of the 1990s, his discography also has blues, rockabilly, and folk-rock inspired by the likes of Nirvana, Oasis, and Bryan Adams.

However, he has since released three singles, two extended plays, and two full-length albums. He played all the instruments, wrote all the lyrics, and did the recording and mixing himself as a Canterbury Christ Church University’s Music Production program graduate.

Gergely Kalapis’s third album is “One Step Closer to Heaven.” The album’s theme is on the notion of Heaven, the traditional afterlife destination and the Earthly Paradise one strives for daily.

The album opens with the upbeat single “No Stopping,” which has a rock sound influenced by alternative rock, a fantastic melodic guitar, and a sturdy rhythm that makes the song fit for the soundtracks of afternoon flicks.

ARN-IDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS AND ALIEN FRIENDS – I Dreamt I Met Elvis

Arn-Identified Flying Objects Alien Friend is a solo project that began in the summer of 2020 with the release of the track “Suck.” Alien Friend was formerly a member of the Swedish Band Redmoon.

Numerous talented musicians participated in the effort. Notable members of Redmoon include pals Daniel Lagerlöf, ke Lindgren, and Johan Lundström, as well as the multi-instrumentalist David Myhr, who contributes lead vocals to several songs.

Three new singles followed many releases in 2022; among them was the vivacious but melancholy No Sweet Dreams, which included the tune “I Dreamt I Met Elvis.” This was his last release to date.

The renowned David Myhr of the Merrymakers co-produced the song, which fuses power pop, folk, and indie rock; the lyrics are heartfelt and lyrical, sometimes satirical, and wholly modern.

The drums provide a steady tempo, while the guitar and piano add depth to the tune as the melodies switch back and forth, creating a one-of-a-kind and imaginative piece of music.

GARY DRANOW – Fool Outta Me

Blues-tinged rock and roll are what you’ll hear when you listen to Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions, even though the Band doesn’t feel constrained by the boundaries of any one musical genre.

Gary Dranow, a bandleader, suffered from bipolar illness and the aftereffects of a stroke before turning to music for self-care. Dranow’s business activities had previously been very successful in outdoor sports.

Due to internal struggles, the Band could not complete and distribute numerous tracks. But now that they’re back with a fresh lineup, Manic Emotions are ready to show the world what they’ve been working on all this time.

Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions, influenced by Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn, released several songs last year, including one called “Fool Outta Me,” which sounds like a cross between Pink Floyd and Bon Jovi.

 The track’s melody is stunning, blending classic rock in an 80’s imprint with a vintage touch. The song is notable for its instrumental and striking mood, which reaches its apex in the riff and guitar solos with an atmosphere reminiscent of Sting.

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