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1. BETWEEN FRIENDS – “affection”
BETWEEN FRIENDS give a taste of life in L.A. with their new single, “affection.” Slow beats and chill, nonchalant lyrics give the song a dreamy, summer sound. You can stream the trio’s new single here.
2. Weathers – “Dirty Money”
With a mix of gritty lyrics and an alt-pop sound, Weathers give us a new single that will welcome fans of pop and alternative alike. The band are hitting the road with Magic Giant and Castlecomer in February. You can check out the dates here and grab a download of the new song here.
3. tiLLie – “Faith”
tiLLie gives you a dose of self-worth with her new, empowering single “Faith.” What begins as a slow, relaxing whisper turns into a triumphant chorus that’s sure to get stuck in your head. The track will appear on her upcoming EP, which is due out this spring. You can stream or buy the single here, and grab tickets to her upcoming tour that kicks off in March here.
4. The Desert – “Bitterness”
The Desert dropped a new single that will definitely have you in your feels. “Bitterness” brings a low-key, emotional vibe that will make your mind wander. The band will hit the stage at SXSW in Austin, Texas this March, and you can stream the new song here.
5. Reignwolf – “Black And Red”
Reignwolf bring us a colorful new single with “Black And Red.” The track bounces between grunge and melody for a well-rounded rock anthem and serves as a fitting kick-off to their upcoming album, Hear Me Out, which drops March 1. You can stream the song here, or grab tickets to their upcoming tour here.
6. OWEL – “No Parachutes”
OWEL grace us with a new single off their upcoming album, Paris. “No Parachutes” begins with some soft piano, but picks up into a soft-voiced-yet-heavy-hitting slow jam. The new album drops March 29. You can check out the latest single here, or preorder the album here.
7. Brave The Royals – “Dreamer”
Encompassing synth pulses and hypnotizing vocals, Brave The Royals’ “Dreamer” will take you on a flight through the clouds. Helmed by 10 Years’ Brian Vodinh, the alt-pop song is also available in a relaxing “chill version,” and is taken off his forthcoming EP which will be released later this year. You can stream the new song here.
8. The Mowgli’s – “Hard To Love”
The Mowgli’s deliver a bubbly new tune taken from their upcoming EP American Feelings, which is due out March 1. “Hard To Love” makes you want to dance to the lively rhythm despite the vocalists’ words about being “a little bit hard to love.” You can stream the tune here and presave the new EP here.
9. Mallrat – “Nobody’s Home”
Delivering a fresh beat with relatable lyrics about love, Mallrat brings the world “Nobody’s Home.” The new song is her first release since her EP In The Sky, released last July. She’s currently on tour supporting gnash and will be heading to Europe with Maggie Rogers followed by an Australian headliner of her own. You can listen to the new track here and purchase tickets on her website.
10. Illusive – “Divide”
Beginning with powerful screams, Illusive balance out “Divide” with strong, clean choruses and an emotional bridge. The track is the band’s second single and will be featured on their debut EP Disillusion, to be released later this year. You can buy and listen to the new single here.