Evelyn Cools has traveled the world from Hong Kong to Budapest before finally landing in NY. Cools is originally from Belgium. Her music is indie singer-songwriter with a strong guitar edge. On August 14 she will release her EP Misfit Paradise which was produced with Enrique Lara.
“Inspired by times of restlessness, elation, heartbreak, and wonder, Misfit Paradise explores the complex relationships we have with ourselves, others, and our environment, and how we find peace and meaning within it all,” Cools says. “It is about life’s greatest joys – love, acceptance, nature, adventure – but also its greatest sorrows. It aims to capture little specs of magic against a world of unknowns.”
Today she releases the latest track from EP, “Gold Woman” a guitar driven song with a strong beat and a memorable chorus. For info visit https://www.ecoolsmusic.com/
Katie Melua announces her new album Album No. 8 with the release of her track “A Love Like That.” Melua has been certified platinum 56 times for singles including “Call Off the Search”, “Nine Million Bicycles”, and “Fields of Gold.”
Speaking about the writing process of “A Love Like That” Melua says, “This song is asking the essential timeless question about mad love, ‘How do you make a love like that last?’ But before it became about love between a couple it started its life centred on my relationship with work and the stamina required to keep being an artist in the music industry. It was only after my co-composer Sam Dixon and I wrapped our session that I retreated to a cottage in the English countryside for three weeks to wrestle with the song’s lyrics. “A Love Like That” continues a narrative that is across the new album. And in the context of love, it is about having the courage to speak openly and freely.” For info visit http://katiemelua.com/
Sadie Dupuis announces the sophomore album for her project SAD13 with the song “Ghost (Of a Good Time). The album is called Haunted Painting and features Helado Negro’s Roberto Lange, Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, and Pile’s Rick Maguire
Dupuis calls the track her “party song about not going out”—an oddball dance anthem for the introverts and anti-nostalgists among us, inspired by a recent Bushwick basement show with a 1 a.m. start-time she would have tolerated a decade ago. For info visit https://www.sad13.horse/
“When I wrote ‘Overwhelmed’ I was in a place of feeling really neurotic and over-stimulated,” Royal & the Serpent says. “The song is sort of me explaining what my life was like at that moment—this feeling of needing to be in control of everything and experiencing a constant sensory overload.”
Royal will be celebrating the release of “Overwhelmed” with a special drive-in livestreaming performance from a “secret” Los Angeles rooftop in partnership with Songkick, beginning at 6:00pm PT on Sunday, June 28th. The audio of the performance, which is set to also raise money and awareness for The Loveland Foundation, an organization that brings opportunity and healing to communities in need, will be transmitted via a receiver where onlooking fans can tune-in from their cars. The performance will also be available to view on Songkick’s IG live. https://www.royalandtheserpent.com/
Nadia Vaeh is bringing her positivity and an inspirational message to her new track “RiSE”. “I wrote RiSE in hopes to help to bridge or repair some of the gaps and barriers between our one human race. When I found “Love has no Labels” I immediately felt a connection with the organization and their message to the world. After looking deeper I saw their affiliation with HRC (the Human Rights Campaign). Since LHNL does not accept donations from the public, I will be directing proceeds from “RiSE” to HRC. Happy Pride month! Let’s celebrate love for all, regardless of any identity label,” explains Vaeh.
Holly Humberstone has already released the singles “Deep End” and “Falling Asleep At the Wheel” off her debut EP coming out later this year. She now releases “Overkill” about that intense state of a relationship.
Speaking of the release, Holly says: “The video for ‘Overkill’ was a pretty weird experience. Lockdown meant that we couldn’t shoot a professional video, so we had to improvise a little! My sister Eleri and I took an old VHS camera out at dusk into a forest near our home and she had me follow her through the trees, as I played along to ‘Overkill’. It was basically my version of the 5km run except I had no idea where I was going and it was impossible to see anything and not trip.”
Alewya is a UK based producer and singer with Ethiopian-Egyptian roots.
The translation of Alewya’s name from Arabic means “most high” or “the highest” so it’s fitting that her music centres around the idea of transcendence. Her music is an accessible space for her and her listeners to connect spiritually. “I want to move people to themself. I want them to feel the same way that I felt when I had a taste of a higher power and felt there was a presence over me. I want people to feel that.”
Alewya notes, “It’s about feeling chemistry with someone but also about a female who is not afraid of her prowess and power. It’s a mood.”