By JOHN DALY
This “New Music Friday” brings some far-out videos from veterans and up-and-comers including Lady Gaga, American Authors, Kayla Nicole Ft. Missy Eliott, and a host of others.
Lady Gaga – Stupid Love
Lady Gaga has assembled an “other worldly” video for “Stupid Love,” where she and her band of futuristic friends help keep warring factions from bringing it all down around us. Are we on another planet here? We’re not big on any songs with the word “stupid” in the title, but as usual, in this track, Gaga’s voice is the star of the show. The upcoming sixth studio album from the pop star promises more great colorful music and collaborations.
American Authors and Seeb – Best I Can
American Authors return with Seeb for “Best I Can,” which is an upbeat promise of love that we all could use from time to time. American Authors has a way of capturing emotions we all feel today.
American Authors – Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass), and Matt Sanchez (drums) come from the four corners of the U.S. They met at Berklee College of Music, where so many hot acts got their chops.
Jack Bruno – Someday (Before You Get Bored)
Bruno, the singer, rapper and producer creates a punked-up and gothed-out style of hip-hop with “Someday (Before U Get Bored)” featuring The Strokes. The track, inspired by The Strokes’ hit “Someday” (Winning Team Music), was produced by Bruno and mixed by Neil Avron (Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots).
David Haerle – The Free Show
Haerle and his gorgeous tunes put life in perspective.
“When my longtime partner Erica sees a sunset or an exquisite cloud formation she’ll say, ‘Look, a free show!”” Haerle, a Los Angeles singer-songwriter says “When we take the time to look around us and really see, we find ourselves surrounded by amazing things.” That’s the idea behind his latest single “The Free Show,” out everywhere now.
The Unity – Line and Sinker
German-Italian melodic metal act THE UNITY releases a new single and video for the song “Line And Sinker” today. The song is taken from the forthcoming studio album Pride. This deep rocker brings out a nostalgic feel, complete with a range of heartfelt emotion.
Ad Infinitum – See You In Hell
Anyone who ever wanted to sit at the table with goth-metal players from ancient times will get their wish at this deadly dinner party. As the band says: “Melissa Bonny’s vocal invites for a gloomy daydream ending in the darkest pits of hell.”
Ava – In Motion
From the depths of emotion comes “In Motion” by Ava. The UK duo releases the captivating video that engulfs the embodiment of movement in big space. The strings and piano are the featured players in this moving work. Ava’s debut album, Waves, is a record written against a backdrop of a looming Brexit vote. The outcome was a devastating blow to the artists, both British citizens born and raised in mainland Europe.
Delanila – The Philosopher
The promising musician Delanila captures the imagination with the new wave-style track “The Philosopher,” an uptempo and enthralling creation. The new track comes from Delanila’s upcoming debut album Overloaded, set for release on April 3 on her label, ZYG ZYG Records.
Mk.gee – cz
Snger-songwriter and producer Mk.gee has dropped the single “cz,” his first bit of music since last year’s “Untitled.” The track, released on IAMSOUND/Interscope, illustrates the 23-year-old’s reputation for creating genre-defying work. The video for “cz” was directed by Sean Matsuyama and blends R and B with EDM with haunting results.
Bobby Bare – Livin Legend
Bobby Bare is one performer who can be appreciated for his honesty. He’s tellin it like it is with his latest release “Livin; Legend.” The live track is from Great American Saturday Night, a concept album written entirely by the late Shel Silverstein and recorded in 1978. It’s an entertaining record available everywhere on April 17.
Blueox – Brokedown Palace (Grateful Dead cover)
With nostalgia on the minds of many, Blueox takes a turn with the Grateful Dead cover “Brokedown Palace,” and make it their own. There’s a dreamy new-millennium quality to the classic song from the ’70s. The track and video are produced by Donny Dykowsky and Kieran Sullivan and the music was mastered by Joe Lambert.
Raissa – Angel Energy
Raissa created Angel Energy out of her desire to rise above.
“It’s bittersweet but empowering, getting through the pain of letting people hurt you for so long,” she said. I had also been listening to a lot of Eurythmics, and the feeling Annie Lennox describes in “There Must Be An Angel’ was something I felt I needed and wanted in my life, which I reference in ‘Angel Energy.’” “Angel Energy” follows her debut self-written and -produced singles “BULLYING BOYS” and “VALENTINE,” which arrived alongside self-made music videos.
Lyrics RealliDoe Ft. iNTeLL – Work It Out
Lyrics and iNTeLL released the woodwind-laden video for “Work It Out,” which was filmed and recorded at Dock Street Studio in Stapleton Staten Island. It’s the same Staten Island home to 2nd Generation Wu artist and Wu Tang Clan members Method Man and Capodonna.
Artist and engineer Lyrics RealliDoe (aka Lyrics) is known for his work at Dock Street Studio, engineering countless sessions for 2nd Generation WU (a group formed by the sons of the Wu Tang Clan) and Wu Tang Clan member Capadonna.
Cierra Ramirez – Over Your Head
Cierra Ramirez puts it all out there with her gorgeous new track and video “Over Your Head.” The song is off her newly released album by the same name. The ten-track LP was Executive Produced by The Aristocrats and includes songs by multi-platinum guest producer Harmony Samuels (“Matters” and “Twisted”) and renowned Latin music producer DJ Buddha (“Charlie” featuring Latin hip-hop artist Bulova).
Kayla Nicole – Move Like a Snake ft. Missy Eliott
Let’s face it, the track is not going to win any prizes for lyrics, but “Move Like a Snake” is a fun, upbeat play with a lot of hissing going on. Kayla Nicole’s comedic roots have brought her 9 million views on Youtube, but she’s more than a funny lady, she’s moving from Nicole TV and into an all-encompassing creative. She enlisted Missy Elliot for her latest vid. Check it out:
Bryce Vine – Baby Girl
The “Baby Girl” video paints a picture of the epitomy of summer in the city from a few decades ago. Original and fresh, Vine creates a host of characters in a lovable retro video. If New York had really looked this good in the early 1980s who would have ever left?
Suburban Living – Main Street
We move from the city to the country with Suburban Living’s new video “Main Street” off the new album How To Be Human. The dreamy track takes a different direction. Suburban Living started in Virginia Beach in 2012, but guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Wesley Bunch has come a long way since. Band members are Chris Radwanski (guitar, keys), Mike Cammarata (drums), and Peter Pantina (bass) to the lineup.
The Hunna – Cover You Ft. Travis Barker
The Hunna unveils their new single and official visual for, “Cover You (Feat. Travis Barker)” off of their highly anticipated forthcoming album. The video, directed by Jordan Wozy [Machine Gun Kelly, Yungblud], sees love blossom in the thick of a mosh pit (filled with real fans of The Hunna) while the band plays on. Adding to the celebration, the band also announces an upcoming US and UK tour as well as the pre-order for I’d Rather Die Than Let You In , out May 15th
Bakermat and Kidda – Under The Sun (Official Video)
Summer is on our minds as Bakermat and Kidda prove with “Under The Sun.” Dutch dance music favorite Bakermat has collaborated with UK artist Kidda on the new single. Marking Bakermat’s first release of the new decade, “Under The Sun” is a fresh, funky slice of house music, underpinned by airy pianos and feel-good brass. The track is accompanied by the adorable animated video.