The New 1017’s own Enchanting and quickly-rising rapper Kali have teamed up again for the brand new “Track & Field.” Enchanting’s signature raspy vocals fuel the laidback track that marks the second collaboration between the two up and coming stars. “Track and Field (Feat. Kali)” follows their collaboration on “Do A Bitch (Enchanting Remix),”.
Enchanting’s stage name speaks for itself. Pressing play on an Enchanting verse, you’re instantly mesmerized by the ethereal textures the 22-year-old songstress brings to the mic. Coming out of Fort Worth, Texas, Enchanting began to pursue music around the age of 18.
Last year, Kali unleashed her This Why They Mad Now EP. The lead single “Do A Bitch” exploded right out of the gate. In between bass-y piano and 808s, she tears through the production with a seductively incisive flow before a menacingly catchy chorus assures, “You know I’ll do a bitch.” It incited a flurry of activity on TikTok and racked up over 5 million streams in a month’s time as she attracted the likes of major figures in music, including remixes with Rico Nasty and Enchanting.
Last November the Atlanta (by-way-of-LA-by-way-of- Austin) band Mamalarky released their self-titled debut full length on the buzzing Brooklyn label Fire Talk. Today Mamalarky are returning with their first new music since their LP, a pair of singles entitled “Meadow” and “Moss” that are being released to mark the announce of the band’s first touring in support of their debut, a run of dates that includes shows with Slow Pulp as well as an East Coast headline and a New York showcase with their labelmates PACKS & Wombo.
Accompanied by a pair of videos directed by the band (who have worked on several of their own videos and recently began directing videos for other artists as well), the tracks both concern different experiences of nature and were appropriately, according to singer and guitarist Livvy Bennett, both written outdoors.
“Monotony is an illusion, or at least it’s a very tired way to look at things.” says Bennett. “Nature always has something new to offer when we slow down enough to absorb it – isolation made me appreciate and deepen this relationship significantly. I realized I’m never actually alone when I’m out under some trees. Moss offers more of a coming to terms that the surrounding landscape could be my anchor and company for the time whereas Meadow is a spark of excitement at finding a less traveled path on my daily route that opened out onto a beautiful stream with singing frogs. I wrote both these songs outdoors which I had never tried before. I still go to these spots often and they hold me up!”
Texas singer-songwriter Alex McArtor is releasing her EP Welcome to the Wasteland on June 25. The album was recorded in Nashville with Owen Lewis. McArtor’s style is a mix of country and dream pop that lingers after the song. She previously released the single “Wasteland.” Today she releases the single “Baby Don’t Cut Your Hair for Anyone.”
Sun June have announced their new album Somewhere, due out in February. Today they release the song “Karen O.”
Of the song and video, the band says “‘Karen O’ is one of the only songs we’ve written that takes place over the course of a single night, and we hope we captured what it feels like when you’re completely worn out but can’t bring yourself to go home and go to sleep. It’s about the kind of night you let heartache swallow you whole, and you find yourself heading straight toward the things you should be running away from. The actual Karen O is a hero of ours of course, and in the song she spurs on a lonely night of reflection about what could be versus what can’t. It covers some of our favorite topics-love, performance, regret, and hereditary drinking problems-and explores how we sometimes choose to heighten grief rather than reduce it. It also features a voicemail mailbox, which is unfortunate.
We shot the video out on a Texas Hill Country ranch with a spotlight ranchers use to check on cattle at night (very Texas of us). We thought the stage lights and disco ball helped draw out the connection between feeling an emotion and performing it, both for yourself and others. We got lucky and happened to shoot during a lightning storm, so we went full melodrama with it.”
PAYDAY is a 16 year old rapper and singer. She has lives in Louisiana, Texas, Southern California and now calls Seattle home. She just released her EP P.U.K.E. Tapes Vol 2. “Party” is the second single from the EP. https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovespayday/