As it’s the start of a new decade, we at The Honey Pop wanted to treat you to some sweet releases of the best new songs, artists and albums the music scene has to offer. There is something for everyone, new artists you won’t want to miss and songs that will light up your life.
Get ready for our weekly burst of sweet releases, to end your week on a high!
Ocean Grove — ‘Sunny’ Video
Ocean Grove skated their way right into our brainwaves with the drop of their killer new single “Sunny” off of their new album Flip Phone Fantasy dropping this spring and we are totally feeling this one.
“Sunny” makes us feel like we’re playing a super intense game of Tony Hawk Pro-Skater. Ocean Grove, this is a compliment, cuz’ you know how hard those soundtracks slapped in their hay-day. The video for “Sunny” also just dropped, as viewers take a trip inside the warped reality of Oddworld, “Where the band pivot between lucid imagination and a dreary reality inside the four walls,” shares front man Dale Tanner.
A true work of art. Hailing from Melbourne, Ocean Grove have quickly made their way to the top of Australia’s heavy music scene, and from the looks of it, they are there to stay. Stream the new single and let us know how much it rocked your world!
Inhaler — ‘We Have To Move On’
Inhaler, a quartet from Dublin released their new single ‘We Have to Move On’ . This song is the follow-up to their first single, ‘Ice Cream Sundae’ released in September. Indie Rock vibes power through ‘We Have to Move on’ in a way that perfectly showcases this bands skill of combining “sharp, hooky melodies with expansive, atmospheric brooding.”
Announced fifth place in the BBC Sound of 2020, Inhaler have also recently completed a UK and European tour playing to sold-out crowds. Good news for our North American readers, as Inhaler will be heading out on tour this spring here! Although Inhaler already has a diehard fan base to keep them relevant, their songs about being young and finding your way, makes them relatable to everyone. Give their single a listen, and let us know if you stan!
Convey — ‘City Of Skin And Bone’
Convey hits it home as they address mental health and gun violence in video for ‘City of Skin and Bone’. Dropped January 22, 2020, their debut album with the same name, makes us want to know more. From Los Angeles, CA, this alternative rock band shows true tragedy in the video for their title track . Centering around isolation and the epidemic of mass shootings in the United States.
The band elaborates that “the video captures the consequences of isolation in this environment,” and “While we support common sense gun laws, we wanted to focus on mental health as one of the root causes of this growing issue.” To help raise awareness, Convey are donating a portion of the video’s proceeds to HeartSupport, an organization created by Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red that focuses on overcoming suicide, addiction, abuse, and mental health issues with unconditional love and support. Check out the emotion evoking video, and debut album, all while you support a cause near and dear to all of our hearts.
Mohawk Bends — ‘See What You Do To Me’
The unique approach Mohawk Bends has taken with ‘See What You Do To Me’ makes them stand out from the crowd. The creative guitar riff on its own is enough to hypnotize you. Throw in the smooth, vintage vocals and this indie rock band has really come to slay. Their sound is unmatched by any other, and that alone is reason enough to vibe with this band.
Spanish Love Songs — ‘Losers 2’
This song rocks! Simple as that! Spanish Love Songs is really bringing a very unique approach to the punk scene. With a heavy beat and the distinctive vocals, ‘Losers 2’ really captures your attention and has you dancing along immediately. This song is definitely one to add to your playlists!
CloudChord — ‘Hustle Dust’
‘Hustle Dust’ definitely has a 70s feel to it, but with the added electro-pop it brings it to a whole other level that makes it relative to the music of today’s time. This track is so captivating from the funky beat to the nostalgic feeling it brings with it. A psychedelic tune that most definitely needs to take up some space in everyone’s music library!
The Almost — ‘Tame A Lion’
‘Tame A Lion’ on its own is a hit, but add the intimacy of an acoustic set and WOW! The Almost really know how to encompass meaningful lyrics into a powerful alt-rock song. The smooth vocals really bring this acoustic set home, and we just can’t get enough!
Deletto — ‘OldKID’
Deletto has dropped his debut album today oldKID. It’s full of beautiful tunes and a few sneaky surprises. Each song starts off with a soft melody and stunning vocals and blends effortlessly into a harder rock tune with raw, angsty vocals. ‘Runaway’ in particular is an emotive masterpiece with a slow melodic start and a rough around the edges raw powerful ending. It’s definitely an album you won’t want to miss!
Desert Dwellers — ‘Breath Reimagined Vol.1’
If you like calming relaxation music, then you are going to love Desert Dwellers new album Breath Reimagined Vol.1. They have perfectly captured the sounds of the desert in these 14 beautifully crafted songs. Their use of a different producer for each song makes this album totally unique and unmissable. Sit back, close your eyes and imagine your anywhere but home. It’s only the start for them as they intend to make a trilogy. We’re excited to see what comes next!
Well, there you have it! We’ve compiled your newest playlist of your favorite songs and maybe some new big hits! Again, you can totally thank us later.
What do you think of these Sweet Releases? Do you have a sweet song you think should be added to our list? Check out past installments of Sweet Releases here. Then let us know what you thought of them down in the comments, or tweet us @TheHoneyPop!
Featured Image Source: Bilge Zeynep|Words: Kat Voss, Emily Defoor and Danielle King