Songs We Liked - May 27, 2021

With the past few weeks filled with new releases, it can be hard to narrow down the best ones for your collection. But we made it a little easier with our Top 10 list of top submissions. Check them out!

By Chris RoditisMusicngear Lead Editor

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Thompson Springs - "Pick Up the Sun"

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Chicago's alt-country band Thompson Springs is back to kill with their brand new single Pick Up the Sun. Taken from their upcoming album, Pick Up the Sun is a catchy, upbeat song that could get stuck in your head all day long.

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Lauren Housley - "We're Not Backing Down"

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Taken by singer/songwriter Lauren Housley's third full-length album Girl From The North released on April 23rd, We're Not Backing Down is a song wrapped in a fresh and eclectic sound - catching the eye of listeners with its infectious vibe. An upbeat, distinct rhythm that you're sure to love!

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Ifeanyi Elswith - "Fefestyle"

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Chicago-based R&B vocalist Ifeanyi Elswith released a new music video that succinctly captures the setting and energy of her music, for one of her most popular singles Fefestyle off of her debut album Everything Festyle which was released last summer. Check it out!

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Kat Von D - "Exorcism"

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Kat Von D's newest album Love Made Me Do It is set to be released on August 27th - available for pre-order hereExorcism is the first track released from Kat's forthcoming debut album alongside a cinematic video directed by Kat herself. Her single is going to make waves and it's definitely going to give us a sneak peek into what's in store for her upcoming album. 
Of the album, Kat said, "Love Made Me Do It is a collection of all my hopeless romantic thoughts poured into one album"

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Josh Augustin feat Boldy James - "What Else"

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What Else is the latest single by Josh Augustin, the composer, singer-songwriter, and cofounder of the dream-pop duo Vansire. Taking his musical talents to new heights, What Else is not only a reminder of his youthful antics but a preview of the amazing music we can expect in the future.

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Littlecigarette - "Fur Coat"

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If you want a personal glimpse into the producer's and rapper's Littlecigarette's life, look no further than Fur Coat, the latest release taken from his upcoming debut album Omega. 

On the song, Littlecigarette says: “If there was ever any true, flamboyant self-assurance in the spell of dark tragedy that I found myself in, ‘Fur Coat’ captures it. I like the frankness about it too, as well as the confidence. There’s still no better feeling than having a tenner's worth of weed in the pocket of your flash coat.”

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MTLDA - "We Got History"

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Swedish newcomer MTLDA released a catchy brand new single called We Got History setting herself up for success. 
On the song, MTLDA says:  We Got History, is a self-reflection on how I get blinded by love and how hard it is for me to let go of someone, even when I know I should. Sentimental people like me, keep holding onto the memories they shared with that person. Our judgement is clouded, we can only see the positives, even when the relationship's toxic and we know we keep rewinding the wrong version of the story.

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Sea Fever - "De Facto"

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De Facto is the latest single released by the 5-piece Manchester-based band Sea Fever, taken off of their upcoming debut album Folding Lines due to be released on August 13th. A perfect piece of music with a vast range of emotions that are sure to sweep you off your feet!

Talking about the song, the band says: "Sea Fever experimenting with song structures and sounds. We wrote the song with a thumping backbeat and pulsating analog synth". 

"The song is about not being afraid to speak up, voicing your opinion, and opening this void"  adds frontman Iwan Gronow.

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Captain Danger - "Come On, Come Along"

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One of the most promising acts this year, Captain Danger takes off with their debut EP Love Sweet Love. This EP is really a manifesto, a mission statement of the band's take on modern funk-rock. If you're ready to let go of your old world and embrace the new, this release is for you.

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Daydream Review - "Dazed"

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New single Dazed is the perfect introduction to Chicago's psychedelic pop artist Daydream Review. Taken off of his upcoming self-titled debut EP due to be released on October 1st, Dazed is a dreamy, hazy song perfect for a summery, psychedelic exploration of pop grandiosity with a relaxing, chilled tone.

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About Chris Roditis

Chris Roditis has been an active musician since 1995 in various bands and projects across a variety of genres ranging from acoustic, electronic to nu metal, british rock and trip hop. He has extensive experience as a mixing engineer and producer and has built recording studios for most of the projects he has been involved with. His passion for music steered his entrepreneurial skills into founding MusicNGear in 2012.

Contact Chris Roditis at chrisroditis@kinkl.com

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