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: Lenny Bull
Punchy and rhythmic rock ‘n roll from ballerina turned country artist turned smouldering rocker Lenny Bull, “Elevator” is a crunching offering from the Torontonian. A grooving bass takes the forefront while Bull’s sneering vocals and determined strumming add some oomph to the crackling track.
Artist: Young Bombs
Song: “U Up?” feat. Stondon Massey
Crisp and shimmering production bring a story of young romance to life in Vancouverite Young Bombs’ “U Up?”. Massey’s sincere vocals alongside the bright instrumentation and lively tempo of the DJ/producer duo splash down with this catchy single.
Artist: Christos & the Violet Crown
Song: “The Black Is On” feat. Olina
Album/EP: Christos & the Violet Crown
Deeply rooted blues with an affecting, virtuosic performance by Athens-via-London guitarist and composer Christos, “The Black Is On” is a memorably sizzling lead-off track from the self-titled EP. Olina’s crooning is matched perfectly by the weeping axeman’s riffing, with low-key instrumentals sitting back to let the stars shine.
Artist: Kelland & Jay Isiah
Pulsating synths and Jay Isiah’s soothing singing makes for a dance floor rockabye in “Lullaby”, the former’s collaboration with Vancouver producer Kelland. The aforementioned melodic and percussive synths lend some smooth movement to this late-night sizzler.