This 7@7 evening playlist consists of Doc Rotten, L8LOOMER, Alexander Lewis, and more.
Doc Rotten – Listen Up! (Submission)
I like the opening sequences of television shows. After sixteen seconds of silence, the drummer wakes up from the gym-induced nap you had. Next, the guitar comes in. The song’s lyrics are comedic and edgy. Now, I know what they mean when they say leave it all behind on the dancefloor. If you’ve ever felt like punching someone in the skull, it is probably not best to do it. Unless of course, they left you without a choice.
Doc Rotten, a New Jersey-based Punk band, released a relatable song from the forthcoming album called, “Listen Up!” Watch the official black-and-white video—directed by Andy Zielinski—below for the track. The ‘Sick & Suffering’ EP will be out March 29.
L8LOOMER – SFWU (Submission)
On “SFWU”, the lyrics detail a couple’s arguments. The verbal exchange becomes personal. Then, she calls his mother a bitch. I think cursing out each other is normal for many couples. Not every day, though. Furthermore, saying wild things about each other parents might happen, out of anger. I would not suggest anyone try it with me.
He is aware that he shouldn’t be with her, but no one else makes him feel the way she does. Oh, what a daunting narrative.
On a serious note, here’s the problem with songs like this: When you hear the hooking in passing like my sister who is currently in a toxic relationship just did, she coaches herself to think her situation is healthy. It is not the musician’s responsibility, per se. However, the ‘fun pop sensibility’ doesn’t help weak individuals grasp the severity of their situations.
Regardless, it is a damned good song. Personally, as the song suggests: I hope women learn how to fall out of love. It’s the best training when you have a big heart filled with unconditional love.
SNOW VILLAIN – Records (Submission)
The piano at the beginning of the song gives me hope. Then, the words “I’m torn I can’t have you” follows. He’s torn apart, like most of us are when we aren’t in control. How authentic are those lyrics to life? The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-native singer-songwriter, Goldsworthy whose Alternative Rock project is SNOW VILLAIN, brings his raw emotions to life.
Pitchy & Scratchy – City of London (Submission)
Inspired by a trip to London, German producers Pitchy & Scratchy made a handsome homage record to the city. Hear the track on our new Sound Searching playlist on Spotify.
Sabiyha – Bird (Submission)
Vocal fluidity isn’t celebrated enough. Sabiyha, the Indo-Caribbean/British-Guyanese musician sings a tale about her cultural identity. She felt torn between her heritage when trying to assimilate into a world where she didn’t fit in. Being a child of immigrants from Liberia on the West of Africa, unfortunately, I can identify with what she feels. Play the Alternative Folk singer-songwriter Sabiyha’s first release below. It’s from her upcoming EP entitled, “Hollow Bones”.
Alexander Lewis – Wassup featuring MadeInTYO & S’natra (Submission)
In the era of Lil Pump, comes Alexander Lewis with his lovely new record titled, “Wassup”. I hadn’t heard of Mr Lewis before now, but his collaborators are amoung my favourites. During my research, I found his Instagram page. It’s super clean and shows off his organizational skills. Give the bi-coastal instrumentalist-producer rockstar your time, check out his song below. I doubt you’ll be disappointed. I’ve also added the track to our new Sound Searching playlist on Spotify.
Ashtin Larold – Nicotine (Submission)
Ashtin Larold’s diction, vocabulary and pronunciation are admirable. I’m looking forward to hearing more from him the future. Moreover, shout out to his engineer. The record is perfect! Stream the South Jersey rapper-songwriter’s latest track on our new Sound Searching playlist now.
Bonhom – Nothing Will Bring Us Down (Submission) (Bonus)
To be honest, I can enjoy the instruments without the vocals, too, but the messaging is positive. I’m for it. Nothing can bring us down.
Sunday At Noon – Thunder (Submission) (Bonus)
Explosive and filled with high energy, Phoenix, Arizona band Sunday At Noon’s new record asks the questions we all want to know the answers to—Hear the engaging guitar riffs and guttural vocals now below.