Allison Lorenzen is going solo. This Denver artist is known for being part of the duo School Dance. Today she releases “Vale.” This track mixes Lorenzen’s skill on synths & piano with Madeline Johnston/Midwife on guitar. The dual vocals make this a haunting track.
“I don’t have a habit of writing much when touring but with ‘Day 7.5093′ I can remember starting to write the first couple lines in a hotel bathroom so it made sense to use some of the footage from that year,” says Yanya. “It’s hard to know what you’ve got until it’s gone which is why I’m trying to enjoy this moment too, but travelling and playing shows is something I’ll never take for granted again! I’ll be back touring new music as soon as it’s possible, and next time we’ll film more.”
Paris-based Louisa Pillot is not afraid of risks. Her music as Louisahhh delves into realms of sobriety, surrender and BDSM. Pillot is advocate for sobriety amid a culture with ties to extreme substance abuse.
Today Pillot releases “Numb, Undone.” This single is an industrial soundscape that is as brutal as it is seductive. It is the first single off her upcoming album The Practice of Freedom.
Louisahhh is a DJ, dance artist, advocate, environmentalist and feminist.
Of the track Bella says: “‘Raw Thoughts’ is probably the most important song I’ve released to date because it’s actually the song that catalysed what has become the sound of Baby Queen. I wrote it near the beginning of 2018 (earlier than any Baby Queen song that has been, or most likely ever will be released) and it sort of came to me like a gift from heaven. I had been on one of the biggest nights out of my entire life and had woken up dreadfully hungover. I think up until that very point in my life, I didn’t know what partying was. I was incredibly innocent and naïve, and this was the moment everything changed for me. I had been going through a terrible breakup, and discovering partying was like discovering freedom. I was going to places my ex had never been, I was meeting people they would never meet and doing things that would make their skin crawl. I think I fell in love with the danger of it. I had realized that I could do or be whoever I wanted to be, even though the only thing I wanted was to be loved by them again. The song came out like word vomit the next day. I was partly thrilled, partly coming down and partly ashamed of myself for what felt like a betrayal of innocence. ‘Raw Thoughts’ is an amalgamation of every feeling. It’s euphoria bleeding into my deep sadness. It sounds like the moment everything changes, because without my knowing it at the time, it was. This song felt like the only way to start 2021.”
South African born, London based Baby Queen released her debut EP Medicine in November.
Australian trio Middle Kids are back with the single “Questions.” It is the first single off their sophomore album Today We’re The Greatest due out March 19 on Domino. Middle Kids are Hannah Joy, Tim Fitz and Harry Day.
As Joy explains, “Questions” is about the fallacies of intimate relationships; “I used to drink a lot and most of my previous relationships revolved around this. I don’t think I ever really knew them or they me as a result. “Questions” is about people being around each other but not being close. People who are in intimate relationships can stop asking questions of each other because they are uncomfortable and confusing.”
Today We’re the Greatest was produced and recorded in Los Angeles with Lars Stalfors. About the new record, she said: “I want to make music that loves its listener. Music that makes people feel seen, seen in the tiny little places that hide away in their hearts. I want people to hear our music, and feel a sense of love. And when I say love, it can be challenging, intense and tough. But it’s in the guts.”
Miami native and Los Angeles based artist Anie Delgado takes a page from mythology in her video “Daydream.” The video, directed by Brandon Buczek, brings in Venus on a Clamshell visually.
“On ‘Daydream,’ I was thinking about my own daydreams and manifestations. Desire feels so intoxicating, I think it’s important to let yourself live with that and respect the power of how it feels to want something badly — that’s what inspired the song sonically. Coming out of that dizzying state confident, on steady ground is what I find even more interesting – that was the inspiration lyrically. Feel your desires, but don’t get lost in your daydreams.”
G Flip had this to say about the track: “Queen” was written about the strong women around me, the queens that raised me and the queens I’ve met through my years. My idea of a queen is not necessarily linked to gender; queens come in all forms and walks of life. To me a queen embodies power and strength; they embrace all they are fiercely yet gracefully.
I’m also super stoked to have mxmtoon on the track with me, she is an absolute queen. I first was introduced to her when I was trying to find ukulele chords to a Khalid song and found her cover on YouTube years ago. She makes awesome music and her voice has such a cruisy timbre to it so I was thrilled to have her jump on Queen with me. She is also an avid croc lover and part of the LGBTQIA+ community, so obviously it just made sense!”
mxmtoon said: “So happy to be a part of “Queen” with G! she and Rostam were such a joy to work with and so so much fun to collaborate with on creative as well. I’m so glad that it’s still possible to make art and music with someone even when they’re on the other side of the world, and I’m lucky that I got the opportunity to feature on G’s song. “Queen” is a power anthem for any person, and I’m so excited for people to love it as much as we do!”