Hunter Moreau is originally from Massachusetts. She is now working with Doug Schadt who has produced everyone from Maggie Rogers to SHAED. Today she releases the official video for “Hazy.”
“As simple as it may sound, ‘Hazy’ is about the pure bliss of summer nights,” shares Moreau.
“Doug and I were reminiscing about stories with friends, both new and old, and the magic that seems to happen on warm nights where nothing seems to really matter. We wrote this song to capture the nostalgia of looking back on those carefree times, and longing for that same feeling again. The feeling that no other moment matters besides right now. The excitement of not caring how exactly you’re going to get home, or where you even are, but just knowing that you want whatever feeling this is to last forever.”
The song is co-written by Cara Salimando.
Her debut single “Drive In” and its accompanying video officially dropped in November of 2019. Hunter wrote the song at 16 years old after an intense 11-hour surgery that removed a precancerous cyst from her bile duct. The song quickly amassed well over 100k streams on Spotify and caught the attention of veteran music managers Ron Shapiro and Joe Hegleman (Regina Spektor, Melanie Martinez, UPSAHL).
Jax started the song as a demo on TikTok where it tracked 400,000 views and proved to be an undeniably relatable bop. She decided to invite K.Flay along into the studio, as well as producer Tommy English, to bring the song to life while creating an important dialogue at the same time.
Jax says: “Someone commented recently that I Don’t Care Anymore is a song about nihilistic optimism & I’d say they’re totally right. I’m saying “nothing matters, but isn’t it freeing?” It’s my way of fully accepting who I am & rejecting any standards that I’ve learned to carry. It’s incredible how freeing life is when you choose not to give a fuck, right? All I can do is live as myself, truly & fully & it’s been awesome.”
K.Flay adds: “This collaboration came about totally organically. Jax posted an early version of the song on TikTok, people loved it, and a bunch of folks commented that I should feature on the track. So we made it happen! The lyrics really resonated with me. For anyone who’s felt like an outsider, you eventually reach a point where you actually stop caring what other people think. And you embrace yourself with a newfound sense of confidence and swagger and kindness. To me, that’s what this song is all about.”
Tae is an independent LA artist. She has been working with produced Saint Mesa to being out her music. She released “Nostalgia” in November. Today she releases “Moonlight.”
“’Moonlight’ is all about the fun of falling in love with someone – the infatuation, butterflies- the bliss. Everything seems so easy to just run with in that moment, I wanted this song to really capture that feeling. I love the instruments and synths used throughout the song, and how I played with the melodies between lyrics. It was a super fun and experimental process.”
LA artist Claire George is releasing The Land Beyond the Light in May. Her debut single “Pink Elephants” is released today.
“The ‘Pink Elephants’ video is an expression of my desperation to save someone who I loved and lost to addiction. The storyline is meant to depict the lengths to which one will go when they see a loved one losing a battle with substance abuse, but how ultimately, it can be heartbreakingly impossible to catch someone who is already so far gone.”
On May 7 Angel Olsen is releasing a box set Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories. The set will include All Mirrors, Whole New Mess and a new LP Far Memory, as well as a 40 page book. Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories is limited to 3000 physical copies.
In first speaking about Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories, Olsen said, “It feels like part of my writing has come back from the past, and another part of it was waiting to exist.”
Hey Violet’s EP Problems comes out May 14. Today they released “Friends Like This”
Rena, when describing the video explains that it “is essentially a hyperbolized version of what many of us have been doing and feeling during quarantine. Glamorized moments of utter boredom (Rena changing the television multiple times but never finding anything good to watch), chaos & confusion (Nia baking bread and pulling it out of the oven only to add that loaf to a huge stack of already-made bread, capturing the stir-craziness we’re all are feeling) and even grappling with being completely out of touch with our loved ones and attempting to find others ways to connect (Casey in the backyard having a tea party with dolls and stuffed animals).
Hey Violet is Rena & Nia Lovelis, and Casey Moreta.
Muni Long releases a pop ballad about the complexities of being a woman who owns her sexual freedoms, identity and partner count. “Bodies” follows her previous singles “Thot Thoughts”, “Build A Bae”, “Nekkid”, “Midnight Snack” and her release last year of the Black Like This EP.
Muni Long is a LA singer-songwriter who blends pop, rock, rap and R & B into a delicious combination. The video for “Bodies” was directed by Amalie Gassmann and produced by Tricky Stewart and Jeff Gitelman.
Royal and the Serpent (RATS) have released singles “bad kids”, and “Overwhelmed.” RATS released get a grip EP last year. Now they release the self-directed video for “I can’t get high.” The song is a longing of a past relationship overflowing with anger and emotion. It is visceral and alive in RATS raspy voice.