“The inspiration behind this song was no matter how you sin, you can still be close to God,” says Bia. “Durk was the perfect fit for this song because he’s authentic and he brought the energy to match mine.”
Kris Angelis is a LA singer-songwriter with a long history of success. She is a multiple LA Music Critics Award Winner, her songs have charted on both the Billboard Heatseeker & Billboard Top Current Album charts, she was chosen for the Grammy NEXT program and more.
In January she released That Siren, Hope. Today she releases “My Quiet.” The song is a moment of grace among the storm.
Christine Dominguez is a multi-platinum and award winning songwriter. Today she releases “Can We Talk” a remake of Tevin Campbell’s song from 1993. The song was co-produced by Dylan Emmet.
”Can We Talk” was inspired by the original song co-written by Babyface. This remake reminds me of my childhood in Newburgh, NY. I used to idolize Tevin’s vocals and request his music on my local radio station any chance I could get!”
Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz and Sad13 releases “Ruby Wand” today. It is the latest single from her new album, as Sad13, called Haunted Painting coming out on Friday September 25. This is the first release on her label Wax Nine. The video was directed by Benjamin Stillerman.
Sadie says, “Ruby’s my birthstone, thought to alleviate negative emotional energy and benefit self-awareness. So a ‘Ruby Wand’ would be an instrument to conjure those changes. The song is about working through an OCD flare up in the wake of complicated grief—seeking control through small rituals, good and bad. Lyrically, it’s more literal than most of my songs, and the music mirrors that narrative. The synths are calculating but also fantastical, while the guitars and drums push against that clock in heavy chaos. Might as well also admit that ‘Ruby Wand’ is a weapon from Star Ocean, one of my very favorite RPGs.”
Jada Michael is a woman of the world. She was born in Reno, studied jazz in New York City and now is in Miami. She is a positive person: body-positive, sex-positive and self-positive and works to represent plus-sized, LGBTQ and black women. Today she releases a remix of her hit “Freak.” https://www.instagram.com/jadamichael/?hl=en
Lia Ices is releasing her new album Family Album in January. This is her first new full-length album since Ices in 2014. The album is being released on Ices’ label Natural Music.
“I wrote ‘Young On The Mountain’ to crystallize the feelings I had right after we moved to Moon Mountain in Sonoma — I had a sense of freedom I’d never felt before, like I could really create my own reality and a way of life that I hadn’t even dreamt of yet. Living amongst towering oaks and fruit trees, reading the California naturalist poets, being so close to the birds and sky. The mountain changed me and my songwriting, and reinforced the notion that the more real life gets, the more mystical it feels.”
“Young on the Mountain” is the second single from Family Album. The first was “Hymn.” Both has an Americana meets dreampop feel.
Baby Queen is releasing her debut EP Medicine on November 6. She has already released the singles “Buzzkill”, “Internet Religion”, and “Medicine.” Today she has released “Pretty Girl Lie”
“I wrote this song after becoming increasingly frustrated with the relationship between my real-life identity and the person I was pretending to be online,” Baby Queen aka Bella Latham explains. “I grew up with really bad body dysmorphia which I believe was partly caused by the image of the stereotypically “pretty girl” I saw in the media all around me, and the fact that photoshop made this image completely unattainable. We’re heading towards a reality wherein everybody edits their pictures, slims their noses, chisels their jaw bones, whitens their teeth and reshapes their thighs. I’m just over it. It’s not cool. It’s actually very uncool. If people aren’t going to stop doing it, then all the kids should know that nothing is real, and this is my way of telling them that.” https://www.instagram.com/queenofthebabies/
Rituals of Mine is releasing Hype Nostalgia on Friday September 25. Rituals of Mine is the project of Terra Lopez. She has just released the single “Trauma.”
“While writing HYPE NOSTALGIA I was really working through the concept of intergenerational trauma and realized that I’ve been carrying my parents’ individual traumas my entire life,” says Lopez. “To realize that you’ve been living with someone else’s pain for so long was a very emotional headspace to be in and I was determined to start the process of shedding that mental weight so that I could break the cycle of abuse, violence, and suffering that I was born into. The line ‘trauma could never figure me out’ is an ode to myself and to the fact that despite the circumstances around me, I didn’t succumb to it. I persevered, I continue to persevere. This song is for anyone that might resonate with fighting every single day to break the cycle. If you know, you know.”
Lopez further explains the video, “To be able to take heavy subject matter and create something with your friends was very healing and cathartic. Vanessa Rees took the amazing photos that you see throughout the video to help give it some texture and I just love the contrast and the urgency that the photographs bring. It reminds me of a forensic investigation, which is sometimes how exploring your own trauma can feel like.”
Tune-Yards returns with new music after their 2018 album I can feel you creep into my private life. The new video was made in isolation. Merrill Garbus says,
“The song and the video for “nowhere, man” were created under conditions of feeling squeezed and pushed to the brink — relatively, of course. I wanted to ask, ‘How loudly do I have to shout and sing before I’m heard?’ And the video asks, too, ‘What am I not hearing?’ We hope the music brings energy and a strong wind of encouragement to those who are shouting and singing loudly for justice right now.”