“CONSTELLATE” – NEW MUSIC from FLEURIE

Nashville popster Fleurie recently released her dreamy new single, “Constellate”; “Now we get to fly” she sings in her ethereal vocal style, as she celebrates the hope of a new beginning. In her signature goosebump-inducing style, she uses electronically-produced sounds to build a firm foundation over which her vocals can soar. Co-produced by Fleurie (the musical moniker…

PREMIERE: “DEEP LOVE” by DELA KAY

It’s been said that nothing worth having comes easy, an idea embraced by Nashville popster Dela Kay, in her new single, “Deep Love.” The song narrows its focus on the tough question we all must ask at one point in a relationship – “Are you my forever love?” Kay explains that she wrote the song…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MAD HAWKES

  Sitting by the water as she drinks coffee in the brilliant California sun, Maddi Hawkes, who makes her gut-punching brand of pop rock music under the moniker Mad Hawkes, the self-proclaimed beach kid who always has a suit in her car, is contemplating a swim. Los Angeles native Hawkes will release Undone, her new…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “EXTRA!” by DAISHA McBRIDE

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Nashville’s hip-hop scene is growing and we’re not mad about it. Meet Nashville rapper Daisha McBride, who is poised to make some serious waves in the genre. With spoken word poetry set to a laid-back groove, McBride’s flow is lithe and graceful in her new single “Extra!”—and beloved readers,…

PREVIEW: MARIAN HILL at MARATHON MUSIC WORKS on 5/6/18

For Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd, lifelong friends who met in a middle school production of “The Music Man,” it all began with whisky. Or rather, “Whisky.” “Jeremy came home on a break from college and showed me the beat that would become ‘Whisky,’” Gongol explains of Marian Hill’s seminal song which appears on their…

PREMIERE: “ORDINARY LOVE” by AJA WARREN

“Sade is the sensuality queen, and this song really epitomizes the ideas that I love to sing about; a deeper and more real love than one can imagine, a searching for something more than typical,” explains Los Angeles-based artist Aja Warren of her new single, “Ordinary Love.” Warren, whose background experiences include film, modeling, and…

PREVIEW: MAGIC GIANT at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 5/6/18

The last time we spoke with Los Angeles-based folk-pop powerhouse Magic Giant, they had just recorded new album In The Wind—in a solar-powered mobile recording studio that allowed them to make music in some unorthodox places—like in a redwood tree in Avenue of the Giants and in a reverb-y tunnel in Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. Now,…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GOTHIC TROPIC

Attending SXSW in Austin is quite the experience, one that will test the boundaries of your lack-of-sleep threshold, challenge your patience for traffic issues, and stretch the imagination as far as music-making goes. At a venue at 11:30pm waiting for a show that was set to begin at midnight, my inner old person was fighting…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: VÉRITÉ

Though often obscured by the layers of country, Americana, rock, and more country, there has always been a pop music scene in Nashville. As artists have pushed the boundaries of the genre with bolder offerings that forgo the glitter-tripe frequently associated with “pop music,” indie-pop is undeniably establishing itself as the new cool in Nashville. With…