It’s that time again, and by time again, we mean a sugar coma and a cavity or three, because our Sweet Releases this week are sure to have you stanning more artists than you have room on your plate!
So, load up on the bonbons, sit back with your noise-canceling headphones. These sweet releases are coming at you hard and fast and you don’t need any distractions.
Hannah Jane Lewis — ‘Lemonade’
Hannah Jane Lewis opted for a home-video style lyric video for latest single, ‘Lemonade.’ We are loving the vibrant, retro aesthetic. Hannah’s voice is sweet (like our sweet releases) but very alluring as she sings about finding someone you have such strong chemistry with, that you wish you could savor it like lemonade. The song is a bop, and if you need us we’ll be watching the lyrics video on repeat!
Grace Carter — ‘Amnesia’
Grace Carter has such a smooth, sultry voice, and it’s a very unique sound that we love to hear! In the video for her latest single ‘Amnesia,’ we get to see her let lose and smash some valuables as she sings about closure and forgiveness. Lyrically, this song holds so much power, and adding strong lyrics to such an intoxicating rhythm has made for one hell of an anthem. We look forward to hearing more from Grace very soon!
Monarchy — ‘Just give me your love’
We absolutely adore a good electro-pop track especially one that has such an inviting beat that you can’t help but dance along. Monarchy has delivered just that with new single ‘Just Give Me Love,’ a song about misplaced heartache. It’s easy to see why this band has resonated with fans so heavily, and we know their upcoming fourth album is gonna knock out socks off!
Young Culture — ‘Holiday In Vegas’
Pop-rock band Young Culture livens up the party with their brand new single ‘Holiday In Vegas’! These sick ass dudes colored outside all the lines as they took their punk band and delivered a hip-hop style mixtape just to “clear their creative cobwebs.” Gaining mad respect from fans across genres, ‘Holiday In Vegas’ does just the same. One of those songs that just put you in a good mood, with its snappy party tunes covered by relatable lyrics, the whole song makes us wanna dance. Seeing this song live is definitely on our list of things to do because we could bop around to this one.
Bad Child — ‘Candy’
Bad Child has quite the unique sound. It’s a mixture of Indie, pop, and electronic music. Their song ‘Candy’ can be heard on the highly anticipated Netflix film TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU. The band plans to release multiple more couplets during the year. We can’t wait to see these guys kill it on their nation wide tour!
Super Whatevr — Don’t You Wanna Be Glad
Another super fly group from Hopeless Records, Super Whatevr dropped a new album this month! Don’t you wanna be glad? It was released on February 7th, and can be streamed via Spotify, Apple Music, and the band’s website! Talk about feel-good music, Super Whatevr’s new album is just that. Vocalist/Guitarist Skyler Mckee said, “This album is about the pursuit of joy” Creating the most cohesive music they have to date, Mckee also shares “I used to have to say I was happy,” McKee adds. “But now I actually am .” Who can’t relate to that? Check them out on tour with Chapel and Happy because you won’t be able to get enough of these dudes!
Answering Machine — ‘Bad Luck’
Answering Machine is the epitome of quirky. The music video for their new song ‘Bad luck’ starts with the band playing a game of hangman! That poor little stick figure definitely got the worst of it. Not only does the irony of the hangman spell out their song title, but they continue on their theme of games with a hand of poker! The luck of the draw! We see what your doing Answering Machine! The vocals are gentle to complement the music, but we are getting some serious 80’s chick vibes. We can’t want to see what else this band is going to show us when their LP drops in April!
Spanish Love Songs — ‘Beachfront Property’
Another Pure Noise Records masterpiece, five-piece punk band Spanish Love Songs, has delivered a killer single & music video, ‘Beachfront Property.’ This single was the final single before the release of Brave Faces Everyone, which was released on February 7th, under Pure Noise. ‘Beachfront Property’ was brought to us by lead vocalist Dylan Slocums very own anxiety. It opens up his own struggles with anxiety and self-image, noting that life is difficult, but we have to call ourselves out on our own bullshit to change it. A balance between realism and optimism. Spin their new record to find the comfort that you’re not alone.
Ryland James — ‘Shoulder To Cry On’
‘Shoulder to cry on’ has us looking for more than just that this Valentine’s Day! You can’t help but want to dance along to the upbeat music, although the lyrics don’t really match the toe tapping tune. We are seriously getting some Olly Murs vibes. We are so excited to see Ryland perform at Governors Ball.
EOB(Ed O’Brien) — ‘Shangri-La’
Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien revealed the title, cover art, & release date for his album Earth, out April 17! The track list has 9 songs, the first one being Shangri-La, a rock song that also incorporates a synthesizer. So far we’ve heard Shangri-La and Brasil, and they just leave us wanting more, so we’ll be sure to get the album as soon as it’s out, for now, catch us jamming to Shangri-La and Brasil.
MOBS — ‘School’s Out’
MOBS have a brand new song, School’s Out. It’s a power pop song that feels like it should be in a summertime movie, it feels nostalgic even though it’s new, and we love that. We’re excited to hear even more new music from MOBS because they’ll be releasing their album Cinema Paradiso on February 28, so we don’t need to wait long for more music to love. For now, we’ll be jamming to ‘School’s Out.’
POP SMOKE — Meet The Woo 2
Pop Smoke just released his MEET THE WOO 2 mixtape and it’s full of songs to vibe to. The songs have sick beats, and make us feel so relaxed and having a good time. Great for when you’re just by yourself or hanging with friends, Pop Smoke has outdone himself with MEET THE WOO 2. And you can bet that we’ll want to see more from him as soon as possible.
Calloway Circus — ‘Mess’
Calloway Circus is back with another banger! ‘Mess’ has heavy drumbeats and epic guitar riffs along with a catchy melody to match. The unique alt-pop sound of Calloway Circus really brings a fresh sound to the scene, and this so is most definitely being added to all of our playlists! As the duos fifth and final single off their upcoming debut album, we can’t wait to hear the full thing! Each track so far has been powerful, musically and lyrically. ‘Mess’ along with the other four singles have really offered us a glimpse into what we can expect from such a heart-searing album.
Matt Megrue — ‘Afterglow’
Matt Megrue is bringing something to the table with ‘Afterglow’ and his distinctive vocal stylings. The music video is simple, yet still showcases Matt’s talent as the camera pans between him singing to playing guitar, and he even got throw in a bit of dancing as well! We look forward to seeing what else the singer is cooking up for us in 2020!
Billy Raffoul — ‘Without Falling In Love’
Singing “we were only gonna have some fun, without falling in love,” Billy Raffoul sings of a feeling we’re all familiar with. We can’t choose whether or not we fall in love, and just wanting to have fun leads so easily to love. The song has passionate vocals and lyrics, and it feels like Billy is falling in love even if that’s not what he planned on. This song leaves us wanting more from him, and we’re lucky that he’s got an EP on the way, out April 3, and we’ll be sure to get it as soon as it’s out.
How’s that for a sugar high of sweetness in our sweet releases? With a list like that, can life get any sweeter? We think not.
So, which of these Sweet Releases are you hyped over right now? Have you found a new fave? Tell all in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
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Featured Image Source: Bilge Zeynep, Words: Emily Defoor, Danielle King, Gabbi Van Valkenberg, Brooke Gray and Kat Voss