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East of June raises hope in new single "Little Bird"

East of June is paying tribute to adventure with a new single titled “Little Bird” that describes the to-be journey of a young girl searching for her voice, her awaiting identity. Tucked in the rich lead vocal melody of Emily Rath is a story of discovery that is relatable. The warm groove from the bass of Incubus founding member Dirk Lance leads the rhythm that helps also tell the story, with Kyle Mortensen providing the acoustics, it is a win. The group shot the music video for the song on Long Canyon Trail in beautiful Simi Valley, adding just the kind of tranquil mood that the song inspires. Such reflections come from the track’s moment of birth (the first week of quarantine), and so loaded with hope, “Little Bird” merges the past and the future and infuses hope and respect for both; stream “Little Bird” for a story familiar. - René Cobar 

   

Serena Isioma "Blue Sky"

Serena Isioma recently released a new single called "Blue Sky". The single features production from Saint Lewis and is a beautiful blend of Psych Pop and Hip Hop.

The single is accompanied by the Chris Vergara directed video below.

   

Alex Banin "About April"

Alex Banin released her latest single, "About April", back in June with a beautifully filmed, Michael Del Rosario directed, video. This was her second single of 2020, third overall, and a catchy, melodic showcase for her powerful, smoky vocals.

Banin recently a new video performing a previously unreleased song called "Drive Thru" accompanied by just a piano courtesy of 'Kechi.

 

   

Emily Edrosa is hanging in there in new single "Wade Thru"

Emily Edrosa is getting through a seemingly endless year via the throbbing beat and sharpened guitar riffs of her new indie rock single “Wade Thru.” Channeling the very best of Los Angeles’ ever-present garage rock scene, Edrosa vents feelings of longing for someone or something familiar. “Wade Thru” may be short, but its point is not dull: we all feel like we are getting through, not gracefully, but with lots of resilience, and the single embraces that. “Wade Thru” announces the rocker’s upcoming album Another Wave Is Coming Out out November 20th. Stream “Wade Thru” below and keep on moving forward. - René Cobar

 

   

Rhye lets love win in new single "Helpless"

California may be filled with the smog and fumes of a state—and world—on fire, but there is always room for soulful appreciation of loved ones and devotion to better times. Rhye debuts a velvety R&B single titled “Helpless” that pays tribute to that devotion, and within the track’s groove exists all of it. Rhye uses his fine falsettos to evoke a positive outlook driven by the intimacy he shares with his partner Genevieve Medow-Jenkins who also directed the music video streaming below. Rhye offers us a song and theme that are both long-lasting and cooling, reminding us that falling in love is still a cure sought after and that its best delivery method is music. Stream “Helpless” below for music soothing enough to inspire a better outlook. - René Cobar, photo by Emma Marie Jenkinson