Post Malone is Head and Shoulders Above the Pack

It’s impressive to have one hit. Austin Richard Post aka Post Malone proved it with his breakout single “White Iverson” peaking at no. 14 in 2016, but repeating the feat, wait, even besting his debut with a no. 1 hit song, “Rockstar” is just incredible. This top-tier accomplishment only cements his reputation as a legitimate…

Jacob Whitesides’ New Seductive Vibe Slays!

American singer Jacob Whitesides deliberately attempts to draw the line between his old self and a new one in myriad ways. On his latest independent release, “Killing Me”, JW aims to expand your mind and consciousness with cavernous electro-powwow trances and murky ambiance that depart from his usual comps, even a leapfrog from his last…

Clean Bandit’s “I Miss You” is a Sonic Slice of a Heartbreaker

With hit collaborations on their heels like “Rockabye” featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie and “Symphony” with Zara Larsson, a sophomore album from the Grammy award winning British electronic group Clean Bandit ” seemed to be the only one missing. But their winning streak continues and reassures us that the well is far from dry with…

Taylor Swift’s New Single is a Good Game Well-Played

Eternally restless musical goddess Taylor Swift continues to move forward with her ambient reinvention of herself in the upcoming album “reputation”. Swift has never felt more vindicated with the release of her new banger, “…Ready for It?”, a futuristic track painted in dark tones ala Ex Machina with swirling synths and unobstrusive basslines. Her strongest…

Michael Ray Spins Inventive Romantic Balladry in “Get To You”

Country singer Michael Ray follows his own path. Having maintained the positive vibes of commendable efforts like “Kiss You in the Morning” and “Think a Little Less” from his self-titled debut album in 2015, this Florida native proffers another hit from his upcoming sophomore album about taking second chances at love all voiced in his…

“Havana” Defines Camila Cabello’s Solo Prospect

After leaving Fifth Harmony, Cuban-born American sweetheart Camila Cabello is set to find her own voice with the upcoming release of her solo album, ” The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving”. Though the diminutive diva has set forth her own sails by sampling, experimenting, and layering pasages into soundscapes that leave traces of her roots…

Sam Smith’s Latest Single is Poignant

Sam Smith can’t please everyone but it won’t stop him from trying. His latest slice “Too Good at Goodbyes” from his sophomore album hedges its bets by checking as many boxes as he can from his delicate bluesy croon spun to a boundlessly synthesis of piano and finger-snapping good melancholic gospel-house balladry to the sobby…

Alex Angelo Proves He’s No One-Trick Pony

At a glance, this rail-thin pretty boy with looks and moves that make the young girls swoon may just be the latest vapid teen pop idol to hit your screen. But look closer, internet sensation Alex Angelo isn’t just a one-trick pony who just hitch-hikes on the latest vibes. His latest single “Run It Back”…

Logic’s Anti-Suicide Anthem “1-800-273-8255” Hits Close to Home

For anyone who has a friend, a family member, or a relative who forfeited his life due to depression or rejection, “1-800-273-8255″ is a relatable track that forces you to give suicide a really hard look. The titular phone number is the hotline for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In this track, American rapper Logic of…

Country Singer Risa Binder Goes on a Rampage

Nashville sweetheart Risa Binder packs a punch and yep, breaks things in her new single “You Haul”, from her upcoming EP. Mish-mashing country-pop tropes and style into vibrantly upbeat party vibe that celebrates breakup, the Maryland native balances empowering and topic lyrics with massive hand clap beat atop convivial atmosphere. Binder has gone past her…

Zayn Returns to Pop Form in Dusk Till Dawn

British singer Zayn continues his streak of musical success by adding familiar layers of pop power ballad in a hit collab with Australian singer Sia in “Dusk Till Dawn“. DTD woos us with a template of quiet-loud dynamics that explodes into a skybound ecclesiastical chorus that is found mostly in Sia’s tried-and-tested rock stadium formula…