Welcome to Sweet Releases, your daily indulgence of all the latest playlist must haves, hand picked and ready to enjoy!
Twice a week just wasn’t enough so our new daily Sweet Releases 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.
The Unlikely Candidates — ‘Novacaine’
We are digging The Unlikely Candidates! They took a shot at an ambitious sound and it has paid off. In their new music video for their hit song ‘Novocaine,’ they have cleverly created grandiose visuals to accompany a feel-good beat that calls you to dance. Not only that, but their unique sound appearance makes you remember who they are. We definitely can’t wait to add them to our playlists!
Rändi Fay — ‘Intuition’
Rändi Fay’s album Intuition is groundbreaking and ethereal. Her poetic vocals fill up your senses as you listen to the album, and transport you into a playful, symphonic universe that you never want to leave. Musically, Rändi has brought us a textured album full of beautiful lyricism and indulgent rhythms. Her voice alone brings something fresh to the music industry, and this album is going to soar her to new heights! We will, of course, be standing on the sidelines cheering her on.
JANOS — ‘Sicky/Sticky’
‘Sicky/Sticky’ is a delightful track in terms of rhythm and sound. The brass instruments weaved throughout the song cause this song to stand out, not only in music but also in our minds. The lyricism of the song, despite its ebullient sound, is about trying to hide your worries with drugs and alcohol, which is a bit sadder than the songs melodic beats would have you think. Overall, the track combines heartstring-tugging lyrics with dynamic instrumentals and we are obsessed! We cannot wait to hear more from JANOS in the near future!
Emily Brooks — ‘As I Am’
Like a handwritten reminder, ‘As I Am’ is a strong yet gentle declaration. Telling us to love and accept ourselves, the song is like a sweet lullaby, comforting like an embrace. “Take me as I am” there is no mask or wall, arms open to who you are. The music video has scenes from a pride parade. Anyone who is apart of the LGBTQ community knows the struggle of acceptance. This song acts as an anthem you can keep close to your heart when it gets hard. You are loved and you are worth loving, just as you are.
Emma Gatsby — ‘Alone’
Loss is something we all will or have experienced. Emma Gatsby has used music to beautifully portray what this feels like with lyrics such as “I’m in my own head but at least I’ve got company”. Not many experience loss so young. Being surrounded by it from an early age can age you a lifetime. Suddenly you’re faced with this mortality that most don’t contemplate until well into their lives. Everybody grieves different but this otherworldly beat makes it feel like maybe it’s okay to get to know yourself a little better and grieve. Take time for yourself.
The Revivalists — ‘Bitter End’
The Revivalists have brought us ‘Bitter End’. With a beautiful, soulful melody and calming vocals, this song is relaxation at its finest, even though the lyrics are about the bitter end of relationship. It’s incredibly relatable and well worth listening to, there is a mild crescendo at the end that brings through the pain and heartache, with a stunning saxophone solo that certainly comes as a surprise. It’s a masterpiece!
Nowhere Fast — ‘Dark Towns’
We are so excited for Nowhere Fast’s upcoming tour! We will be disappointed if they don’t play ‘Dark Towns,’ though we doubt they’d leave it off the set-list. The lyric video for the track is a simple video reel of different places the band has visited as the lyrics to the song scroll across the screen. The color aesthetic is purples and blues, which isn’t often used when it comes to music videos (lyric videos included), so we love the individuality of that. ‘ Dark Towns’ is off the band’s latest album Aeonian, which can be streamed here.
The Daily Buzz
The Ghost Of Paul Revere is hitting the stage (not the actual ghost but the band 😉). The band has announced their Ghostland 2020 appearance. The festival takes place over Labor Day weekend, September 4th and 5th, in Portland, Maine. Other artists in the lineup include Deer Tick, The Mallett Brothers, Mipso, & Bell Systems. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Stay Strong Foundation.
Tickets go on sale on February 28th and can be purchased here!
GRAMMY Museum Honors Nat King Cole
The GRAMMY Museum presents a new exhibit honoring jazz legend, Nat King Cole. The collection will highlight his accomplishments in both his career and his life as a father, husband, and global ambassador. The exhibit will be entitled This Is Nat King Cole, and will be opened on March 17th, 2020, on what would’ve been his 101st birthday! Excitingly the exhibit will include many personal belongings of Cole’s including some handwritten letters to his wife Maria.
Want to experience this for yourself? Go ahead and purchase tickets for the exhibit here!
Nu Deco Ensemble
Nu Deco Ensemble is proud to announce a weekend of shows with GRAMMY award-winning jazz pianist, Robert Glasper. Not only will the shows take place on March 13th and 14th at the New World Center, Miami, Florida with the show commencing at 8:00 PM. These shows will be the world premiere of Glasper’s first orchestral work.
You can grab those tickets here!
Ed O’Brien (Radiohead)
Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien has announced his EOB North American Tour! Tickets go on sale Friday, February 28 at 10 AM local time. This will be his first tour under the EOB moniker, and we are excited to see where this new endeavor takes him. Fans who pre-order Ed’s upcoming album Earth will be given a unique code that enables them to purchase pre-sale tickets on February 27.
You can pre-order the album and purchase tour tickets here.
Phew, What a list! With music 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, Dakota Ash and Kat Voss