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,…

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…

PREMIERE: “PEACE OF MIND” by BROTHER MAN

At East of 8th, we do our best to feature the most exciting new alternative offerings taking over the digisphere at any moment, from alt-pop to alt-folk and everything in between. In my heart of hearts, however, I love straight up blues-inspired guitar-driven rock n’ roll. Bands like Austin’s Black Pistol Fire, Brooklyn-based Winstons, and…

PREMIERE: “GIANTS” by COVENHOVEN

It’s a gray and stormy day here in Nashville; there’s something special about rainy days, something that leads to reflection and contemplation as if the rain makes us slow down, quiet our minds, and look at the world in a different way, even if only for a few moments. Colorado folkster Joel Van Horne, who…

PREMIERE: “OPEN WATER” by DREW SCHUELER

Nashville’s Drew Schueler is gearing up to take the pop world by storm with the release of his first single as a solo artist, “Open Water.” The song appears on his upcoming self-written/recorded/produced EP, New Perspective; it’s safe to say Schueler is no rookie when it comes to songcrafting. “I have always been fascinated by all aspects…

PREMIERE: “EYES ON US” by MERRITT GIBSON

New England indie rocker Merritt Gibson writes songs that are deeply personal and unflinchingly honest as she seeks to understand the world and how she fits into it—a quest to which we can all relate. College freshman Gibson, however, displays perspective and observation that is beyond her years. On March 30th, she will release Eyes…

PREMIERE: “TALKIN’ LEVITICUS BLUES” by JOHN CRAIGIE

Portland-based travelin’ troubadour John Craigie, with his flair for storytelling, Mitch Hedberg-esque observational humor, and folksy delivery, delights and dazzles crowds wherever he lands. Today, Craigie unleashes his latest song, “Talkin’ Leviticus Blues,” his take on an equality issue ripped from the headlines. “This song was inspired by a conversation with someone about the Bible…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS” by CATALINA

“I’m glass made of different sand,” sings Nashville-based alt-popster Catalina in her new song, “Blood Sweat, Tears”; the native Chilean grew up on a steady diet of Motown, Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Michael Jackson and Madonna, which has inspired her own brand of latin-infused soulful pop. “Blood, Sweat, Tears” was inspired by a sense of nostalgia…