This week’s #5NewTracks list consists of Tia Gostelow, Askling, Honey Bones and more.
Tia Gostelow – Hunger (Submission)
What is hunger? It is to have a desire for something. What, in life, do you desire? Do you crave for anything? On Tia Gostelow‘s latest release, “Hunger,” she shares alluring vocal ability. Yes, it is the third release from the Mackey, Australia-based recording artist. However, I wish it wasn’t too late to turn up the vocal. I cannot hear her. I think I need the lyric sheet. I’m sure I would like it better if I knew the words.
The Cool Quest – Runnin’ (Submission)
Dutch Pop/Hip-Hop? Yes, you read that right. The Cool Quest gives us just that and it’s really good. In their new song Runnin’, they ask what are we really running for? The Cool Quest gives us that. It’s really good. In their new song Runnin, they pose the question: What are we really running for? Are you tired of running around in circles? This is a refreshing song. I think the chorus and the final bridge make the entire song. I ran it back a few times. I look forward to hearing more from them.
Askling – Missing You (Submission)
I would just like to go on record as saying I think that the new generation of young artists is taking over in music. The creativeness, the writing, the freedom, all of it is refreshing. It’s like they have thrown out all of the rules and decided to make their own. Denmark’s 17-year-old artist, Askling, should be added to this list. She brings us her debut single “Missing You,” where she talks about missing an ex even though she has moved on. We’ve all had this feeling before—especially when seventeen-years-old. My high school girlfriend cheated on me. Subsequently, she broke my heart. I would write poems and carve our names in my dresser. It felt like I couldn’t go on without her. Ah, to be seventeen again. My only worry would be missing her. Stream the track via this link.
Sam Valdez – It’s Alright (Submission)
Outside of its louder-than-usual mix, “It’s Alright” by Sam Valdez is a record that explores the ideas of freedom after a relationship. Whether it hurts or not, the Los Angeles-based composer— influenced by life in the desert—sings that things will be alright, eventually. Therefore, having someone as sharp as Valdez as a relationship counsellor would be immense. Because music with “fuzzy 90’s melodies” ought to pair with cinema, it sounds in-pocket. Hear the Americana/Shoegaze recording artist’s composition below. (Richardine Bartee)
Honey Bones – The Fall (Submission)
Are you able to tell if a close one is crying out for help? Many times, the ones who need the most help are the ones who never ask for it directly. They do leave cryptic messages on social media and withdrawal from mostly everything. Cryptic messages are left online. Then, they withdraw from nearly everything. Sometimes we write off these friends as emotional or weird, but when is it time to pay attention to their actions and not just listen to their words? Honey Bones gives us a new song about a friend having a psychotic break called, “The Fall.” The song is dark just like I like them to be, but in life, we all need to start to listen and pay attention to our friends.
COLLEGIANS – Vaccine (Submission) (Bonus)
You don’t want to stay where the wild things are because wild things happen. However, the best stories, in my opinion, are the ones with twisted endings. And I’ve been known to be the author of mine. On another note, preying on someone’s weaknesses is something different. It isn’t my cup-of-tea. It is an emotional track, for sure, but brace yourselves for the experience. The Melbourne-based band will teach you a thing about vulnerability. (Richardine Bartee)