New Music From The Inbox – Monday Edition! (Nov 08, 2021): Audrey Mika, Sophie Powers and DE’WAYNE, FEARANCY, and more!

Every week, we’re sent dozens if not hundreds of promotional emails from agents, PR firms, and hopeful artists containing the latest releases from around the world. From the biggest superstars to the ambitious self-starters we comb through it all to highlight to you what we’ve been digging, the tunes that caught our eye, and the recommended selections that make the notifications worth it. This is New Music From The Inbox!

Artist: Audrey Mika

Song: “Strangers”

Album/EP: Single

A scrumptious, subtle bass riff that plows into a driving powerhouse amongst Audrey Mika’s nonchalant vocals and light-touch production is a recipe for success in “Strangers”. Calculated arrangements that use its range of instruments in moderation make Mika’s pop tune all the more cohesive – no part steps too far forward, making the whole package melt-on-your-mouth digestible.


Artist: Sophie Powers and DE’WAYNE

Song: “Greed”

Album/EP: Single

Dark and foreboding backing tracks swell to a pounding beat amongst monotonous, sneering sing-chanting in the post-modern, cyberpunkish gothic collaboration “Greed” from Sophie Powers and DE’WAYNE. This is a drive-fast song, a foot-stomping walk-like-a-badass feeling song, a walk-in-the-club-wearing-sunglasses song.



Song: “Voices”

Album/EP: Dæmonium

There’s nothing like a good chugging guitar riff and a guttural howl or two to pry the lid off a Pandoran box of metal sludge – much like what you’ll finding in FEARANCY’s “Voices”! Unabating melodic axes keep from getting too busy as double kicks wail away and spike the song, and your heart’s, BPM.


Artist: Cmagic5

Song: “Dancing On My Heart”

Album/EP: Single

A huge, hooky chorus chock full of disco guitars and soaring vocals steal the show in “Dancing On My Heart”. Cmagic5 projects a powerful and clean sound, keeping tight instrumentation in lock with her pop songwriting prowess.


Mathew Kahansky

Once upon a time, Mat studied journalism. That's how he became Alan's one-time intern and current-time contributor, and the rest is ongoing history - get it? Mat also studied biology and music, so he has a strangely specific knowledge set that doesn't really apply anywhere other than useless fun facts. He currently works for a music tech start-up in Halifax, and is a big fan of the em dash.

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