Stuff by: Steven Ward

Mon Laferte
Mon Laferte and Gloria Trevi join forces on the stellar new song/video for “La Mujer”

Mon Laferte shares the stage with Gloria Trevi on the video for “La Mujer,” one of the singles from Laferte’s latest stellar album release SEIS. The video, directed by Rodrigo Robles, features Laferte and Trevi singing alongside one another on a “Latino couture” themed set that highlights the duo’s sisterhood and breaks free of some […]

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Charm La'Donna
Hot Artist Alert: Charm La’Donna offers a ferociously catchy introduction on debut EP “La’Donna”

Charm La’Donna has finally dropped her debut EP with La’Donna, a seven-song collection clocking just under twenty minutes with every second charged with the rapper, artist, dancer, creative director, songwriter, VMA Award-winning choreographer, and proud Compton native’s ferocious bars. Opening with “Hallelujah,” which features a heartfelt message from La’Donna’s brother given from jail in which […]

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reina tropical y la bamba
Reyna Tropical and Y La Bamba join forces on summer mixtape essential “Encerrada”

Reyna Tropical has returned with a brand new song “Encerrada,” enlisting the talents of singer/songwriter Y La Bamba on their latest iteration of soothingly lush Afro-Mexican melodies. In pure Reyna Tropical fashion, the new song is a perfect summer jammer, an essential tune for any under-the-sun drive that dreams of palm trees and seaside sunsets. […]

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esperanza spalding
esperanza spalding mingles therapeutic practice with music on “TRIANGLE” suite

One of the main focuses of esperanza spalding‘s new Songwrights Apothecary Lab is to incorporate therapeutic practices into the process of songwriting and production: the first fruits of the lab come in the form of the three-song “TRIANGLE” suite composed of songs “formwela 1,” “formwela 2 (feat. Ganavya),” and “formwela 3.” Taking aim at the […]

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MaryLeigh Roohan
MaryLeigh Roohan wanders through the desert on video for new song “The High Wire”

Los Angeles singer/songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan has shared a tender new single in the form of “The High Wire.” At once halting with her husky croons and quivering murmurs, Roohan delivers a heft of emotionality with quite little to spare. An acoustic guitar trails behind her equally stripped-down vocals, meandering in the aftermath of her aching […]

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Shamir
Shamir offers a heart-wrenching and lush cover of “Dsharpg” for Sharon van Etten’s “epic Ten”

Sharon van Etten has tapped the eclectically talented Shamir for her latest single/cover off epic Ten, this time for a visceral rework of the sonorous ballad “Dsharpg” off Etten’s Epic. In keeping with the other singles that have been previewed so far, like IDLES version of “Peace Signs,” the covers are loyal to the raw […]

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One With Shade
One With Shade vaporizes his anxieties on new single “Backwards”

One With Shade has shared his first single since his debut EP dropped two years ago with “Backwards,” a haunting and resounding ode to the artist’s infatuation with moody synth-pop/chillwave and the engrossing sonics they can create. Inspired by his own struggle with Tourette’s syndrome, ADD, a stutter, and social anxiety — the new song […]

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IDLES
IDLES share a punkish rework of Sharon van Etten’s “Peace Signs” for ‘Epic’ Ten Year Anniversary

Epic Ten the anniversary reissue of Sharon van Etten’s album Epic has been heralded with the arrival of IDLES‘ cover of the song “Peace Signs.” Offering their punkish sentiments and a rollicking vigor to the song’s virulent melancholy, IDLES translate the song loyally into a powerful crescendo of dueling guitars and clamorous percussion without losing […]

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Torii Wolf
Torii Wolf revamps the siren myth in new music video “Lantern Room”

Torii Wolf has shared a new video for their single “Lantern Room,” an eerie ballad that flips the script on the Greek myth of the siren and is their second release with Epidemic Sound. A smoky medley of glowing guitars and haunting instrumentals twinkle in the background of Wolf’s twisted tale of desire and the […]

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Ladyhawke teams-up with Broods on queer love anthem "Guilty Love"
Ladyhawke teams-up with Broods on queer love anthem “Guilty Love”

Ladyhawke has officially returned, marking the occasion with a dreamy collaboration with Broods on her newest single “Guilty Love.” The song, which is the first preview of her new album due out this year, is a soaring and rebelliously emphatic love anthem that is made only that much more riveting by the collision between Ladyhawke’s […]

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