PREMIERE: “GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS” by SALIM NOURALLAH

Sometimes, we have to endure the mundane in order to achieve the marvelous. Such is the story of “Going Through The Motions,” the new tune from Dallas-based seasoned songcrafter Salim Nourallah.  “Another songwriter I admire once said this about the ‘occupation’ of songwriting: ‘Most of the time to those around you, you don’t appear to…

PREMIERE: “SHANGRI-LA” by FOX GRIN

Shangri-La is a distant, imaginary place, one where everything is pleasant and you can have everything your heart desires. Nashville-based art rock duo Fox Grin brings that idea a little closer with their new and appropriately-titled single “Shangri-La,” a tune from their forthcoming album Dusk, due out early next year. “‘Shangri-La is about the escaping feeling…

PREMIERE: “SPARKLING JENNY” by NICK CIANCI

It’s a deflating experience when it’s supposed to be your special day, but the world just doesn’t cooperate—and we’ve all been there. New York City-based singer/songwriter Nick Cianci, who will release his debut EP, High-Fidelity Depressed next month, introduces us to one such unlucky lady in “Sparkling Jenny,” the first single off the EP.  “In…

PREMIERE: “TIME TO GO” by JILIAN LINKLATER

While her teenage peers were gushing over gossip and “The Gilmore Girls” way back in the day, Jilian Linklater was teaching herself to play guitar. Now, years later, after releasing two EPs garnering her millions of Spotify streams and thousands of YouTube followers, significant placements in Disney movie trailers, television shows, and cuts by other…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “NEW YORK” by INNER TONGUE

In 2013, Vienna-based artist Inner Tongue was diagnosed with a rare vocal-cord disorder so severe that only a handful of specialists throughout the entire world were capable of treating it. The resulting surgery left him, for a time, unable to talk. The months that followed the operation were emotionally and physically shattering, and though he kept composing,…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “NOTHING CIVIL” by JEREMY & THE HARLEQUINS

It’s no secret that relationships take work. It’s been said that peace isn’t the absence of conflict, it’s the ability to deal with the conflict. Our culture is rife with examples of our decreasing ability to solve problems constructively through civilized discourse fueled by empathy in action. New York-based rockers Jeremy & The Harlequins tackle the…

PREMIERE: “ANDY” by WANDERWILD

Since its beginnings as the folk-y solo project of Athens, Georgia-based singer/songwriter Matt Martin, to its current indie rock incarnation and full-band status, you could say Wanderwild has come a long way. Change is inevitable, but growth is optional, and in the case of Wanderwild, the growth curve is off the charts. Today the band…

PREMIERE: “I STILL REMAIN” by THE WESTERN DEN

In search of creative community, Deni Hlavinka and Chris West were drawn together with magical magnetism to form The Western Den; initially creators with folk sensibilities, the pair has pushed past those sonic boundaries with their forthcoming debut album, A Light Left On. Today, the band unleashes album track “I Still Remain”; its spare string…

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…

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,…