[Weekly Playlist] ABISHA

British R&B artist ABISHA's music speaks to the urgency of representation, and the radical beauty of self-acceptance. Growing up as the only mixed-race student in her school (her mother’s English and from Devon, her father’s of Jamaican descent), ABISHA felt she didn't quite fit in. Once she settled in London, ABISHA began to find the sense of belonging that had eluded her back home. “For the…

Weekly Playlist: Surfaces

Surfaces is the project of Texas-based best friends Colin Padalecki and Forrest Frank who've recently released the music video for their single “Sunday Best.” In the video, the boys of Surfaces break up the boring 9-5 with a slew of party favors and good vibes, ultimately bringing the office workers to their feet for a massive dance fest. “Sunday Best” comes from the band’s new album "Where…

Weekly Playlist: Odette Peters

Yesterday was National Redhead Day so we're celebrating a new favorite of ours - meet Odette Peters. The 21-year-old Manchester native recently introduced herself with the debut single "What A Lovely Day," a tune that's dressed in a smoke-y jazz club vibe. Having grown up on a soulful diet of Nina Simone and Diana Ross, Peters naturally gravitated towards creating neo-soul music herself.…

Weekly Playlist: Girl Wilde

Angst-pop powerhouse Girl Wilde has revealed her debut EP, "Probably Crying," a five-track journey through the good, bad, and ugly of the human experience. Through her lyrics, Girl Wilde approaches the oft-taboo topics of depression, anxiety, and female sex positivity with a radiant confidence. Her musicality is equally as rebellious, blurring genre boundaries with bombastic punk-inspired riffs,…

Weekly Playlist: Kita Menari

Since his near-drowning experience in 2017, Amsterdam based indie pop artist Kita Menari has focused his musical message around peace and positivity. The project of songwriter/producer Micha de Jonge was born out of a “dance with death,” when his oxygen tank jammed in a serene lagoon in Malaysia. After barely making it to the surface in time to survive, de Jonge had an immediate new outlook on…

Weekly Playlist: MADDEE

Toronto-based artist MADDEE this week shares her new single "Dry" and it's giving us strong rainy day drinking a cup of a tea by the fire vibes. In other words, it's cozy af, smooth and enveloping with subdued horns and twinkling synths. Taken from the forthcoming debut six-track EP, "Red Mind," "Dry" finds the 20-year-old artist expanding on her previous sound to introduce a gripping network…

Weekly Playlist: Caroline Grace

22-year-old singer-songwriter Caroline Grace has a knack for creating pop earworms. Grace first started writing songs at the tender age of 14. While studying writing at the University of Southern California, Grace captured the attention of Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd (Justin Bieber, Usher) and together they'd go on to co-write Grace's debut single, “Show Me." Since…

Weekly Playlist: The Driver Era

Actors with band side projects isn't a new trend, take Zoë Kravitz's Lolawolf, Dylan Minnette's The Wallows, or Finn Wolfhard's Calpurnia for instance, and why not seek the full measure of your creative pursuits? There's a long-standing idea for entertainers to be a "triple threat" or the allure of membership in the exclusive EGOT winner's circle (Academy, Emmy, Grammy and Tony), so it's perhaps…