Welcome back to Release Radar, where we compile our favourite releases from the recent weeks!
Here's what we've found...
Los Angeles born-and-based duo Magic Bronson return to the forefront of the indie-pop rock scene with their new single 'ITILYN' (I Think I Love You Now). The track follows the recent singles 'Surfin' and 'Tell All Your Friends' which have garnered praise from far and wide and will all be on their forthcoming album, due this Autumn.
The duo shared:
"'ITILYN' was inspired by our love/hate relationship with Los Angeles. We were both born in LA and still live here so we definitely have a unique perspective. I think sometimes when you grow up in a city you can take it for granted a bit and not realize how much great stuff there is to do and see as opposed to someone who moves to LA and is really excited to go out and see the sights. We've both lived on the East and West side and they both have their own cool quirks and qualities which we wanted to touch on in the lyrics. I think a lot of people in LA get stuck in the traffic or bogged down by the high rent and have these fantasies of moving somewhere else that's cheaper or easier but then you get an LA sunset or a perfect day cruising the boardwalk and you realize ah man this city's actually pretty great. Just when you feel like you've had enough something happens to remind you why you actually do love living there and why you put up with all the hardships."
Magic Bronson continue to spearhead music trends, tackling social issues and the anxiety of what's going on in the world and coupling it with sensational and experimental melodies. The new album is fun, enlightening and uplifting all while tackling topics like the power of friendship and the uncertainty of trying times.
Scottish alt-pop band Liimo announced their debut album 'Volume 01' with the release of their new single 'Miracle' out via B-Unique Records.
This new release showcases more of that intensely joyous aesthetic the band are known for. Filled with soaring production and their own carefree approach to songwriting, this new offering creates a triumphant introduction to the first phase of their career.
Speaking about ‘Miracle’, the band said,
"Miracle is a song about a summer breakup, where you thought everything was heading in the right direction until it all came crashing down with no warning."
Featuring their previously unveiled hits ‘Thinking About It’, ‘Pink In Heaven’, ‘Pineapple Radio’, ‘Old School’, ‘If You Love Me’, ‘Get Weird’, ‘All I Do’, and ‘Raincheck’, alongside ‘Miracle’ and an acoustic version of ‘Pink In Heaven’, this initial collection acts as a retrospective look at their output so far and giving their fans a strong reminder of their broad and diverse direction so far.
'Cross My Heart I Hope U Die' is the new single from NYC pop artist Meg Smith.
Meg says on the track,
"I was studying abroad in London when I wrote ‘Cross My Heart I Hope U Die,’ and just felt so out of my comfort zone in this new place. It came to a point where I decided to totally forget all of my preconceived notions about what my music should sound like. So I went into the session and I was like 'Today I want to write the spookiest song ever'"
Blending the sounds of 80’s synth pop, 70’s songwriting and contemporary production, Meg Smith is an effortlessly classic artist. Each song bursts with dreamy vocals and hard hitting percussion, accompanied by her witty, confessional lyrics.
Last but not least, Filipa released her new single 'Do Something' inspired by a very confusing and frustrating romantic relationship that was at a deadlock.
She says on the 'Do Something',
"The unsettling feeling of not knowing where you stand with someone can be one of the most frustrating to deal with. My feelings grew stronger and I got to a point where I just wanted to scream and shout "If you like me back, just DO something! Take this somewhere". When I got into studio, I knew had to write about it, but from a self-confident and slightly "sassy" place. I think that expressing these feelings in a totally honest, transparent and self-confident way helped me gather up the nerve to finally say what I wanted to say and realize that I definitely didn't need to deal with this kind of confusion. So, this song is basically an open letter to someone telling them to quit the mixed signals and to just "do something" about it."
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