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“Middle Of A Heartbreak” – Leland

Not heartbroken, but not totally healed, Leland captures the strange space of being in the middle perfectly. This is one of those songs that you catch halfway through and go, wait, I’m listening to a song? I thought this was just the soundtrack of my life… And what could have been a melancholy ode to… Continue Reading →

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“Old Friend” – Elderbrook

Why is Elderbrook so good to us? What did we do to deserve this?! The follow-up to mega-bops “Capricorn” and “Sleepwalking” pulls us in with the same entrancing energy and a melody that could have been Maroon 5’s next number one in another life. “Old Friend” feels like a warm night at Burning Man during… Continue Reading →

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“Rainberry” – ZAYN

Pop, no more. And we’re here for it! Zayn’s musical direction since “Pillowtalk” has been a bit confusing, but he’s double-downed on his soulful electro-R&B and this one really sticks. We don’t have a clue what a rainberry is, but it sounds sexy as hell. And in an age of pop stars clinging to trendy… Continue Reading →

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“Nick Miller” – Kat Saul

Oh so cute. Kat Saul’s distinct voice and viable lyricism wrap this 2:27 ditty into a short and sweet super-personal love ballad. We think this one tells more about the world as per the artist than the artist herself. We didn’t know how much we needed a Nick Miller in our life and now all… Continue Reading →

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“21st Century Machine” – Catie Turner

Well, well, well… is someone outshining their 15 minutes of fame? American Idol hasn’t been known to turn lewks (create superstars) in the last several seasons, but this one might break the curse. Catie Turner was a quick fan favorite when she auditioned with this song back in March, and now it’s released officially. There… Continue Reading →

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