Stuff by: Steven Ward

amaria
Amaria Plans a “Get Away” on New Single and Music Video

After releasing her debut album Bittersweet last year, Los Angeles artist Amaria has returned with a new single and music video for “Get Away.” A sizzling slow-burner of a track about escaping with your beloved — whether it’s within an idyllic paradise or just to a quiet place of private intimacy. The new song also […]

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daniel caesar
Daniel Caesar Wrestles with the Misfire of a New Relationship on “Do You Like Me?”

Daniel Caesar has shared a new music video for his recently released single “Do You Like Me?” a leisurely soulful track that narrates the flirty beginnings of a new relationship. The GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer had been relatively quiet since their 2019 sophomore album CASE STUDY 01. But then came a collaboration with […]

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petite noir and sampa the great
Petite Noir And Sampa The Great Return with New Single “Blurry,” Announce Album “MotherFather” Out Apr. 14

Petite Noir continues to tease the arrival of their highly-anticipated second album — their first since 2015’s La Vie Est Belle / Life is Beautiful — linking up with rapper and singer Sampa the Great to create the hauntingly beautiful “Blurry.” The new single follows previous releases “Numbers” and “Simple Things” (feat. Theo Croker), though […]

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Biig Piig
Biig Piig Dances Against the Laurels of Love and Pains of Heartache on Debut Mixtape “Bubblegum”

As Biig Piig, singer/producer Jess Smyth creates invigorating electro-pop that finds ecstatic fruition on her debut mixtape Bubblegum. It all began with the release of last year’s single “Kerosene,” a track that helped reveal to the artist that she had a whole lot more to say than could be contained in just one song. Against […]

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OG SPLIFF
Artists You Should Know: Old-School Hip-Hop Revivalist OG Spliff Shares Two New Tracks “son of toga” and “building”

North Carolina poet-turned-rapper OG Spliff has dropped a batch of new singles with the release of “son of toga” and “buildings.” Two tracks that highlight the rising artist’s knack for crafting numbingly introspective anthems submerged in the oceanic number of genres he’s been influenced by since he first started making art. His debut EP Pre […]

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Courtney Paige Nelson
Courtney Paige Nelson Rallies Against Heartbreak on New Single “1-800-BROKE MY HEART”

Los Angeles-based artist and songwriter Courtney Paige Nelson revealed their first single this year with the release of “1-800-BROKE MY HEART,” a concussive pop track that shudders with hard truths and betrayal. After releasing her debut Fever Dream EP last year she’s kept her foot on the gas. Releasing a series of explosive anthems that […]

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Enchanting
Artists You Should Know: Stream Enchanting’s New Single and Music Video for “Tell Me Why”

Rising rap and R&B artist Enchanting has shared a preview of their forthcoming debut mixtape Luv Scarred, unveiling a fiery new track about cheaters on “Tell Me Why.” Last year she released her debut album No Luv, a 14-track collection that introduced her neo-soul spliced with an old-school R&B sound — with a dash of […]

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SAIAH
Artists You Should Know: SAIAH Explores the Fresh Wounds of Heartbreak on New Single “ihateyouandyouhatemetoo”

SAIAH has shared their first new single of the year with the release of the emotionally bristling “ihateyouandyouhatemetoo,” as well as announcing a tour this spring with easy life that will stop at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Apr. 21. As a rising queer Black voice in music, they’ve been steadily honing […]

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Vanessa Zamora
Vanessa Zamora Shares Final Piece of Third Album with “DAMALEONA VOL. 3”

Vanessa Zamora has finally shared in full their third album with the release of DAMALEONA, VOL. 3. It’s the first collection of new music that she’s shared since their 2018 sophomore release Tornaluna and their 2014 debut Hasta la Fantasía. On her newest project, which was released in three volumes over the last year, culminates […]

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sans soucis
Artists You Should Know: Bask in the Radiant Pop of Sans Soucis on New Single “Merchants”

London singer/songwriter and producer Sans Soucis is back with their first single of 2023 with the release of the electro-retro pop track “Merchants.” The latest in a series of singles the Italian-Congolese artist has shared since their 2021 EP On Time For Her, a seven-track collection that unveiled the dynamic and multi-genre soul of their […]

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y la bamba
Y La Bamba Return with “Dibujos De Mi Alma,” New Album “Lucha” Arrives Apr. 28

Y La Bamba is returning with new music, sharing the lead single “Dibujos De Mi Alma” off their upcoming new album Lucha out Apr. 28. They will also be playing the Lodge Room in Los Angeles on May 2. The follow-up to their 2019 album Entre los Dos, their seventh studio album is a sprawling […]

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Yaeji
Artists You Should Know: Yaeji Learns to Let Go on New Single and Music Video “For Granted,” Her Debut Album “With A Hammer” Arrives Apr. 7

Yaeji has announced the imminent arrival of her debut album With A Hammer, sharing the first single from the project with the release of the simmering electro-track “For Granted.” She has also revealed a large run of North American tour dates that will bring the New York-via-Seol artist back to the stage for the first […]

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bara hari
Artists You Should Know: Bara Hari Soundtracks an Ethereal Fall from Grace on New Single “Violence Rising”

Los Angeles-based Bara Hari has shared a new single with the release of “Violence Rising,” the second darkly rapt vision the multidisciplinary artist has unveiled from their coming debut album Lesser Gods. It arrives on the heels of “Tempest,” the lead single consumed by a hurricane’s worth of emotional and melodic turbulence that also revealed […]

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la santa cecilia
La Santa Cecilia Cover “Almohada” for “Cuatro Copas: Bohemia En La Finca Altozano” Part. 2

Los Angeles quartet La Santa Cecilia is back with a cover of the José José song “Almohada,” their first release from what will end up being the second half of their new album Cuatro Copas: Bohemia En La Finca Altozano. They will also be playing two shows in California next month: one at the Gallo […]

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BIIANCO
Stream BIIANCO’s New Single “Money Power Freedom (and a lover)” (feat. Maiah Manser)

BIIANCO is back with another bass-quaking track on “Money Power Freedom (and a lover)” (feat. Maiah Manser), their first new song and collaboration of 2023 but surely far from the last. After releasing their momentous Mixtape #2 back in 2021, the producer/DJ effectively established themselves as a prolific creator of infectious dance tracks. The singles […]

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Maraschino
Maraschino Shares New Single “Angelface,” Debut Album “Hollywood Piano” Out Mar. 3

Los Angeles artist Maraschino has shared the latest track from her upcoming debut album Hollywood Piano with the release of their new single “Angelface.” They’ll also be performing at two events in the city with a stop at The Philosophical Research Society on Feb. 9 and at Non Plus Ultra on Feb. 17. Prior to […]

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joan
joan Wrestle with Nerves on New Single “nervous,” Debut Album “superglue” Out Apr. 19

Based in Little Rock, Kansas alt-pop duo joan — Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford — create giddy and vibrantly rhythmed tracks. Their latest single “nervous” bends and bounces elastically against a melody punctuated by guitars and the band’s earnest pop hooks. It’s the newest release from joan’s upcoming debut album superglue, following previously shared […]

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Moonlight Benjamin
Artists You Should Know: Haitian Punk Rock from Moonlight Benjamin, Stream New Single “Bafon”

Haitian-born, France-based artist Moonlight Benjamin has shared a new single “Bafon” from her upcoming new album Wayo that’s slated for release this March. On it she narrates a tale created to highlight her own complicated feelings about her home country, which laments at its state but also refuses to be anything but triumphant in emotion. […]

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annabel lee
Annabel Lee Pens a Withering Ode to “Los Angeles” on New Single — LA Date at Moroccan Lounge March 25

Annabel Lee is poised to release her debut album Mother’s Hammer next month — with an album release show at the Moroccan Lounge on Mar. 25 — and to tide fans over she’s shared the heartbreaking new track “Los Angeles.” A song written about her brutal, on-again-off-again relationship with a city she braved a cross-country […]

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nico losada
Artists You Should Know: Nico Losada Tends A Flourishing Garden of Latin Rhythms on New Single “Mañanas”

Brooklyn-based artist Nico Losada has shared a fourth single titled “Mañanas” from their upcoming debut album Nueva Generación which arrives on March 31st via Ultra. Even if this is your first time listening to his solo work chances are you’ve come across his music before. Prior to recent endeavors, Losada released three EPs and an […]

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