The Mid-Week Pickup for July 13, 2022
“Woman” by Darity x Brightest London x Trauna x Sean Mac
Darity calls out the dangers of assumption in their new single, “Woman.” Joined by her collaborators, Jeremy Steckel of Brightest London, Liz Freel of Trauna, and Sean Mac, to make a buttery synth-pop ballad with a bite of empowerment to challenge people’s perceptions and assumptions.
“I’m Your Guy” by Anna Shoemaker
“I’m Your Guy” is an intimate alt-rock ballad about unconditional love. Throughout the song, Anna Shoemaker subverts traditional gender roles and pronouns with lyrics like, “baby, if you’ll be my man / I, ’m your guy / I will get you through your lonely night.” Rejecting the notion of conventional romance and hetero relationship norms, the song advocates for the type of love — with both lovers and friends — where we all have each other’s backs, no matter what.
“Hurts Like Hell” by Kara Cole
For fans of the American singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, “Hurts Like Hell” by Kara Cole is a poignant Americana rock tune that looks back on a hurtful relationship that turned sour. Cole uses volume and range with delicate pacing to create a memorable atmosphere that shares all those bare emotions. Listeners can really relate to these hurtful emotions of a breakup with how the artist makes the lyrics so relatable.
“Hues of Aquila” by DizzyStylz
“”Hues of Aquila” is an auditory space odyssey encompassing the sonic journey of a man in love, through the far reaches of space. It traverses love, passion, intimacy, and romance in a smooth and sexy musical composition.” — DizzyStylz
“Hearing the Argument” by Purple Dye
“With its parade of cornets and fade-in to a percussive set of major chords, Hearing the Argument resembles the optimism of summer and the clean slate of the impending new year. ” — Purple Dye
“Speechless” by Meersein
“The ’80s are long back in the music environment. Are you ready for a modern take on 80’s synth-pop? Influenced by artists like Depeche Mode? Then you are exactly right here!” — Meersein
“Forever Changer” by Great Klons
“A psychedelic-Americana love-letter to fading satellite cities led by acoustic and tremolo guitars as well as electric violins.” — Great Klons
“Electron Multiplier” by Goons
Goons is an 80s-inspired pop/rock powerhouse with both male and female lead singers from the US. “Electron Multiplier” is a mixture of funk, soul, and R&B that is a Sexy fun song about two nerds getting together.
“Maximus” by Virtuoso
“Maximus” is a track that features epic orchestral with rock elements to it. Fans of the mega-popular show Games of Throne will especially love this track as it is akin to that show’s orchestral direction. Listeners have to listen to the final for the climatic distorted violin.
“Boys + Girls w/ Guitars” by Guyville
“In “Boys + Girls W Guitars”, the duo were inspired to create a song about “constantly repeating the habit of sleeping with musicians just because they’re talented,” confides Kat. She further shares, “I think it’s easy in the music world to confuse admiration with attraction.” — Guyville