Canadian singer Maggie Szabo's new single "Only Human" is an uplifting retro synthpop track about each of us being the same at heart, as she sings "We're only human, just looking for somebody, looking for somebody to love." She often uses her music to conquer social injustice, such as on prior single "Don't Give Up" written in support of trans youth. She wrote "I hope to be one of the many more people in this world that lets them know they are loved." Only Human fits perfectly alongside tracks from Betty Who and Allie X on the soundtrack for recent Netflix movie "Sierra Burgess is a Loser".
Producers Lookas and Nolan van Lith have teamed up for their epic new track "Dystopia". The track opens with sirens in the background, warning us of what's to come. Cinematic melody, a breakbeat and build take us to an almighty, earth-shattering drop.
Rapper Rekap has released a lovely laidback hip hop collaboration with Lanie, Love-sadKiD, Keepitinside and producers Aimless and Afternoon called "In Another Life" about a relationship that isn't meant to be.
Lanie opens with a gorgeous chorus hook, Rekap and Love-sadKiD lay down the verses and Keepitinside wraps the song up in a creatively down-tempo outro.
Electronic producers Sembari and Afterglo have teamed up to bring us their fantastic new track "Escape" with dreamy vocals gliding over a smooth soundscape building to a pumping synth-led chorus. Sembari said: "Two months ago I met chicago-based producer, Afterglo, and what started out as a test collab on Splice; soon became 'Escape'. We're super excited to share this one with you! :)"
Indie pop duo "The Light The Heat" know how to write a catchy and moving song. They originally started as a trio with Benjamin Dunn as "The Wild Wild" writing instrumental music for film and licensing. Since the release of their EP "Silhouettes" last year, they've been a duo focused on writing for the general market. After two lovely softer songs earlier this year, they've upped the tempo a bit for their two latest releases. "It's Our Time" is full of life and fresh summer air, crafted with delightful acoustic guitar melodies, folky layered vocals and an infectious chorus hook that's sure to get you up on your feet. Even the breakdown is uplifting, with an African choir feel to it. The pair have an album in the works and we look forward to hearing more from them!
German producer Besomorph and vocalist Stephan Geisler have teamed up on "Numb" giving the track a dark, heavy atmosphere with emotive vocals and a fantastic minimal trap drop with reverberant lead guitar.
"We could get so high / Fall asleep smoking every night, night" This song is a habit we don't wanna drop. Electronic pop, irresistible vocals and a super tight dance hook.
Devin said of the track: "I think love has the potential to be our worst habit. I've found that in many relationships platonic or romantic, we have a tendency to adopt habits, phrases and lifestyles from each other. Many times this is a good thing because we like the people we associate with, so being more like them is not a problem. Other times we pawn off our bad habits on to the people we love, so really the love that connects is the true bad habit. In the song, I'm singing to someone who's adopted my worst habits, hoping that they don't notice that I'm the one pawning them off."