Thirdstory – Cold Heart // soulful pop
Favorite Tracks: Searching For A Feeling, On And On, G Train, Over (When We Said Goodbye), Still In Love
Listen Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou-vP9oUohY
Demo Taped – Momentary // electro r&b / gospel
Demo Tapes’ Alex Alexander has combined his background in gospel and impressive bedroom R&B production to create Momentary, an album that is both unique and feircly current. Although the opening track “Insecure” alludes to influences like Chance the Rapper or Daniel Caesar, the album as a whole isn’t quite comparable to any one artist. Momentary pulses powerfully, giving Alexander the space to tell his stories with the type of conviction that can be physically felt seeping through the speakers. The synths and organ/piano bounce around and in-between background vocals from out of this world, coming together in an soulful, electric groove that just won’t quit.
Favorite Tracks: Insecure, Chemical (Blue) Own It, Winter Soon
Listen Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVOJHAkfkXg
Frankie Cosmos – Vessel // lo fi indie singer songwriter
Although an 18 song album can seem quite cumbersome, each track on Vessel is light and simple enough to make you want to listen to the whole thing straight through. The album is written in a really charming way – like someone’s stream of consciousness written down and squeezed into neat little phrases. The lyrics are soft and sincere, matching the conversational whisper in Geta Kline’s voice. The recording style is candid and personal; listening to “Ur Up” and “Being Alive” makes the listener feel like a part of the process. Check it out!
Favorite Tracks: Caramelize, Apathy, As Often As I Can, I’m Fried, Ur Up, Being Alive
Listen Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOzBMbQQNCY