SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK
GREAT GOOD FINE OK | SO FAR SO GOOD
Synthpop duo based in New York City, Great Good Fine OK, has released a brand new track called "So Far So Good" The band was founded by Jon Sandler and Luke Moellman in 2013 and releasing song. "You're The One For Me." Its overwhelming online popularity resulted in the song reaching #1 on Hype Machine twice in one month. “When people listen to the song, I hope they feel something,” Sandler leaves off. “Everything came from a sincere and personal place of either feeling joy, sadness, anger, or happiness. Whether you’re getting deep into the lyrics or partying, you’re taking something away. That’s all we could ever ask for.”
KAT CUNNING | BOYS
Non-binary singer/actor Kat Cunning has released a powerful new song titled "Boys" via LAVA/Republic Records. their third song of the year is encouraging and a personal love letter to the first transmasculine person they ever met fell in love with. It's a danceable pop track that shows off Kat's most essential musical qualities - their honest songwriting and show-stopping, timeless vocals. Since writing 'Boys' three years ago, Kat has come out as non-binary (transmasculine-leaning) and uses they/them pronouns. Unknowingly, she wrote the song as a letter of acceptance to herself, and in hope, it applies to the community at large.
DARIN | CAN'T STAY AWAY
Kurdish-Sweden’s king of pop, Darin, has returned with his first English song in seven years, “Can’t Stay Away.” Written with and produced by the hitmaker behind Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s banger “Rain On Me,” BURNS, and co-written with Jamie Hartman, who also penned Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Giant." The uplifting, disco-inspired bop marks Darin's beginning of a new chapter. Last summer, he came out as gay on Instagram and admitted he feels freer than ever. While working on his forthcoming LP, Darin is ready to give listeners more of his truth like he’s never done before. If “Can’t Stay Away” is for you, then you’ll be glad to hear more is on the way.
KRIS ALLEN | DON'T STOP DANCING
Singer and songwriter from Conway, Arkansas, and the eighth season winner of "American Idol." Kris Allen has returned with a brand new song titled "Don't Stop Dancing." The track is reminiscent of a very chill version of Meghan Trainor’s “Better When I’m Dancing,” which makes this one of his more uptempo singles in a while. He mentioned there would be another song released in June that has more of a "The Lion King" type of vibe and that currently, there are no plans for an album release. This serves as the first taste of new music since his fifth studio album, "Letting You In," released back in 2016.
ELLIOT LEE | DRAMA QUEEN
Brooklyn-based Elliot Lee brings a breath of fresh air to creativity and music as she releases her second single, "Drama Queen," from the forthcoming EP "Queen Of Nothing." She has taken dark pop melodies, blended them with electronic rock and added what we feel is a unique vocal sound that dances right on top of the beat. “Drama Queen is the penultimate installment in a story following the downfall of the Queen of Nothing, who set out with righteous intentions but stumbled down a path of materialism into her own ruin. Everyone finds ways to synthesize happiness, be it through substances or other means, and for a lot of people, it’s easy to get caught up in the dopamine rush that material possessions bring us.
RALPH | LOVE POTION
Canadian pop singer RALPH debuts her second single, "Love Potion that will be lifted from the six-track collection "Gradience" that drops on July 7. RALPH penned “Love Potion” with David Charles Fischer and Terence Lam and is a follow-up to last month's song “Tommy.” RALPH said the video, directed by Renée Rodenkirchen, was inspired by “Earth Girls Are Easy, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Gucci fashion campaigns, Britney's ‘Oops I Did It Again’ music video, the 1960s TV show UFO, and our shared love of the absurd.” Gradience will be RALPH’s first collection of new music since her 2019 EP "Flashbacks & Fantasies" and follows her early-2020 single “Superbloom” and a cover last summer of the 1998 Jennifer Paige banger “Crush.”
TOM ODELL | LOSE YOU AGAIN
English singer-songwriter and platinum-selling, chart-topping artist Tom Odell shares a new single called "Lose You Again" via Columbia Records. After a dark period of mental health stalked most of his 2018 and 19, Tom Odell wrote his way through it, eventually letting down his guard and pouring his feelings into new music that will form his fourth album, "Monsters," due to be released July 9. The new song is a fragile, heart-breaking piano ballad balanced subtly within a contemporary production. The song pores over a fractured relationship and rails at the stoicism that bleeds out of men afraid to show their feelings. Tom Odell recently announced a short run of intimate solo live dates at The Jazz Cafe on June 20, 21, and 22, which sold out instantly on general release.