Artist Darryl Rahn is one that has been on our radar the past couple of weeks. With his glorious new video in tow, “Talk” which premiered via Aesthetic Magazine, the buzzworthy artist is surely making his name in the world. The thrilling new piece entices from beginning to end, with a plot twist in every direction. We had the chance to catch up with the Brooklyn resident, to dive a bit deeper into his newest endeavor.
Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?
This song is about a feeling I get pretty often here in New York. Every day you have to interact with and answer to so many people, and I’ve found myself craving alone time more and more. I decided to make a video for it just because I thought the song was catchy enough, and would lend itself to a multitude of concepts.
What was the inspiration behind this video(visuals, storyline, etc.)?
My old friend Jordan Tetewsky (director) and I came up with the plot pretty quickly after turning the lyric on its head. We thought it’d be funny to have the main character adamantly following people while singing “I don’t wanna talk” over and over. We also both love classic horror films (Friday the 13th, Halloween), so it was a no-brainer to try and make this our own miniature version of those.
What was the process of making this video?
It was filmed in 3 full days. We basically exhausted every resource we had here in Brooklyn to source gear, production assistance, and locations, and just tackled it as fast as we could. Unfortunately we had to wrap early the first night because it was so cold, but for the most part it went about as smoothly as it could have.
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Kingston-based alt-rock outfit Kasador spent their first 3 years cutting their teeth on the road, garnering attention for their engaging and high-energy live performances. Now they’re gearing up to release a new full length, Brood & Bloom, and are sharing the title track first. Dynamic guitars and soaring vocals can be heard “Brood & Bloom” while staying true to the band’s roots in rock and funk which has us in awe of the group.
The track is featured on their upcoming full length, titled ‘Brood & Bloom’ – an album written through tough times and trying to find something more positive from those experiences. Produced in part by Graham Walsh (Sam Roberts, Lights, Wintersleep) and by Rob Baker & Gord Sinclair of The Tragically Hip, ‘Brood & Bloom’ is set to release in the fall of 2019.
Indie pop songstress Lauren Waller shows us a more seductive side with her newest track, Quicksand. Although she has consistently fed our ears with tracks that we can’t get out of our heads, this one feels different. And by different, we mean incredible. The production, the vocals, and the overall style of the track beautifully highlights Lauren’s growth as an artist and as a musician. And we are obsessed.
The track begins with a vibe that reminds us of Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift, except this song welcomes in a mysterious and intimate vibe that we never knew we needed. With lyrics like “loose lips sink ships, steal a kiss, quick tongues” this record plays with the idea of desirability, lust, and passion in a confident and dangerous way.
As if Lauren Waller’s gorgeous hair wasn’t enough to obsess over, her smooth and sultry voice brings out a whole new level of “fanatic” in us. We’ll be listening to Quicksand on repeat all weekend, and are already excited to hear more hits from one of our favorite artists.
Listen to the track, here:
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One of our favorite new discoveries this year is Montreal native artist LISA.
LISA’s offbeat style is genuinely disarming and naturally draws you in. Born and raised in Montreal, this eclectic artist manages to create music that is both nostalgic and avant-garde. Playful melodies washed in dreamy synths, recall bands such as The Zombies and Angel Olsen. Unleashing her latest masterpiece “Primitive Us,” it’s safe to say we will be hearing more from the artist this year, as her notable sound is like no other on the scene.
Over the past year, with the help of producer David Granshaw LISA has been recording on the Isle of Wight, at Chale Abbey studios. Through this process LISA has been joined by so many talented musicians, invested beyond a paycheck they have all brought their own unique sensibilities to the project. As the songwriter and visionary she feels her contribution materializes in the form a skeleton with a beating heart, it is up to the team to get him dressed and ready for the ball.
Listen up here: https://soundcloud.com/user-750419585/primitive-us
Lydia Persaud launches our ears into Spring with her enchanting new single “Let Me Show You.” Recorded in Toronto with producer Robbie Grunwald (Donovan Woods, Jill Barber), Persaud shares an album which is comprised of 11 songs that run the gamut from romance, to social activism, to anger.
“The songs shift from being based in love and heartbreak to her personal encounters with race, and gender issues,” shares Lydia of the release. “With Let Me Show You,” Lydia draws inspiration from her musical heroes, such as Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers and Carole King, while touching on vital issues that deeply affect her. Her music melds genres while Lydia’s clear message shines through on the power of her unforgettable voice.
Urban Fu$e is a group of artists that are looking to change the game of the music world. Far beyond your typical group, the collection made up of over 10 different artists across the world, is a collaborative effort that carries a strong message throughout.
One of their most notable new songs and videos that has been capturing our attention is “Splurge,” which right off the bat shows the inner essence and vibrancy of the group.
Urban Fu$e is clearly putting themselves on the map as a group to watch out for, and as they gear up to release their new EP and a few bonus singles this Spring, we eagerly await what they will show us next.
Watch the video for “Splurge,” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwugFEB9f14
Find Urban Fu$e Online:
YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQSN…