By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger)
Artist: Maya Killtron
Song: “Bad Decisions”
Album/EP: Never Dance Alone
From Maya Killtron, “Bad Decisions” perfectly blends the funky rhythm of a Prince tune with the prowess of Teena Marie’s Starchild.
Artist: Del Bel
Song: “Do What The Bass Says” Ft. Clairmont The Second
Off of their forthcoming album III, “Do What The Bass Says,” has Canadian trip-hop outfit Del Bel sounding like a sultry, jazz-infused Black Eyed Pees.
Album/EP: A Constant State of Ohio
From Cincinnati-based songwriter, Lincoln, “Banks” delivers the sort of traditionalist indie rock songwriting that has made guys like Jeff Mangum and Max Bemis so revered.
Artist: Joshua Radin
Song: “Enough For You”
Album/EP: The Fall
“Enough For You,” from journeyman songwriter and musician Joshua Radin is a bitter sweet and beautifully delivered apology that takes the form of an insomnia-inspired lullaby.
Artist: Her Habour
Song: “Chime and Knell”
Album/EP: Go Gently Into The Night
Off of her forthcoming album, Go Gently Into The Night, “Chime and Knell” from folk songstress Her Harbour is truly exquisite. Set atop of whispered vocals and a string of delicate keys, the song’s narrative leans on the changing of the seasons to explore a feeling of loss that lingers even as new life begins to spring up through the thaw.