New Find: Christian Lalama’s ‘FrFr’ After first landing on my radar in 2018 with “Tic Toc” and “FrFr,” Christian Lalama has continued to grow into his R&B/pop sound on songs like “Miss Me.” The 16-year-old returns today (April 8) with another genre-bending banger called “Knocked Me Off My Feet.” This time around, the Ontario native […]
Gracie Abrams Is Back With Emotional Ballad "I Miss You, I'm Sorry"
Gracie Abrams Returns With ’21’ In many ways, Gracie Abrams’ “I Miss You, I’m Sorry” feels like a sequel to, or perhaps a continuation of, “21.” On the emotional ballad, she’s still trying to sort through the jumbled emotions that follow a breakup — including the very real temptation of trying to piece something irreparably […]
Jewel Preaches Hope & Positivity On New Single "Grateful"
Jewel Interview If you’re feeling a little weary from the general hell-scape that is 2020, you could probably do with a ray of hope right now. And that’s where Jewel comes in. The legendary singer/songwriter preaches positivity on “Grateful,” the latest single from her upcoming 12th LP. “It’s all the little things that make the […]
Romanian Pop Queen INNA Returns With "Not My Baby"
INNA Is Back With ‘Ra’ INNA was a pop phenomenon in the late 2010s, landing pan-European hits with “Hot,” “Amazing” and “Sun Is Up.” Romania’s greatest musical export has reinvented herself several times over since then. She memorably made a bid for the US market by teaming up with Flo Rida on “Club Rocker” and […]
Oliver Tree Apologizes For Album Delay With New Single "Let Me Down"
Oliver Tree’s ‘Cash Machine’ Oliver Tree’s long-awaited (major label) debut album has been put on hold due to COVID-19, which prompted the breakout star to dramatically retire. A couple of days later, he is back with a new single — because that’s just how OT rolls. “Let Me Down” finds the bowl-cut enthusiast mining the […]
Young Bombs Join Forces With Robinson For "High Road"
Robinson’s ‘Watching You’ EP Country-EDM has been a thing since Maren Morris joined Zedd for “The Middle,” but the sub-genre has really exploded of late with Diplo and many others jumping on the trend. The latest genre-defying anthem comes from Young Bombs. The Canadian production duo teams up with breakout pop star Robinson for a […]
The Aces Suffer From LA-Fatigue On New Single "Lost Angeles"
The Aces Returns With ‘Daydream’ The Aces relaunched in late March with a catchy new single called “Daydream.” The pop/rock quartet now follows it up with an equally addictive tune called “Lost Angeles.” As the title suggests, the track is about LA fatigue. “Driving on Sunset, everything’s perfect, but I think that we missed that […]
Rita Wilson Teams Up With Naughty By Nature For "Hip Hop Hooray" Remix
Rita Wilson recently went viral (perhaps a bad choice of words) when she recited Naughty By Nature’s iconic “Hip Hop Horay” while recovering from COVID-19. Today, the singer/actress has released an official remix of the song as a fund-raising initiative. “‘Hip Hop Hooray’ is like modern day Shakespeare,” she explains in the press release. “I […]
Tenille Townes Builds Momentum With "The Most Beautiful Things"
From Kacey Musgraves to Cam and Ingrid Andress, there’s a new wave of female country artists reshaping the genre. Instead of corny lyrics about beer (although I do love a good drinking song) and cheesy pop hooks, these women are focussing on storytelling and raw emotion. You can now add Tenille Townes to that list. […]
Toni Braxton Gives Good Advice On Comeback Single "Do It"
Toni Braxton’s ‘Deadwood’ Here’s a little something to brighten your week! Toni Braxton is back with a new single called “Do It,” the first taste of her 10th studio album via new label Island Records. As usual, the R&B legend serves vocals and even gives out some good relationship advice. “No more wondering why, he […]