Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Lauren Mayberry – Are You Awake?

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Over the course of Chvrches‘ career, the Glasgow-based band have built up a fairly dedicated fanbase, so it came as no big surprise when I saw that Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry had quickly sold out a solo show at the Horseshoe Tavern before anyone had heard a note of new music from her.

And now, just as Mayberry is set to begin her North American tour this week, we finally have a taste of what’s to come in the form of her new single, “Are You Awake?”, a gentle, relatively sparse piano ballad. Check it out below.

Song of the Day: Santa Chiara – Worth It or Not?

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“Worth It or Not?” is the latest single off of Santa Chiara‘s debut album IMPORTED, out October 20 via Kill Rock Stars. Clocking in at under two minutes, it’s short, but sweet. Check it out.

Song of the Day: IVE – Kitsch

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I’ve been quite obsessed with K-pop this year. One of the things I like about Korean’s version of pop music is their complete disregard for sticking to one type of genre in their songs. Frequently a song will change on a dime from standard bubblegum pop fare to add something completely wild and it’s refreshing.
The song “Kitsch” by girl group Ive is a great example. While most of their tunes are pretty much by the template K-pop, “Kitsch” is a confusing bit of a song that endears itself to you after a listen or two.

The track starts out as your normal bubblegum retro sounding K-pop track which, you know, sounds pretty good – full of hooks and catchy vocals. When you hit the chorus though, the track takes a 90 degree turn into something completely different before reverting back.

It was so wild for me when I heard this track, I was like what happened? Did some producer think, “You know what’s good for this moment? CLUB TRACK!” Anyways like I said it eventually endeared itself to me.

Check out the song below.

Song of the Day: MJ Lenderman – Knockin

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“Knockin” is the latest single from MJ Lenderman, out now via ANTI- Records. Check it out below.