Jesirae – BET (Submission)
Minnesota is a cold place. In its wintry months, the climate has gone below zero, severely (−60 °F (−51 °C), so to see that humans survive those moments is wondrous. Jesirae is proof that people live in said temperatures and can still exude the levels of energy that she has. All weather jokes aside, Jesirae is a gifted writer. She has a lot to say, which I enjoy. She’s able to keep her feminine youthfulness. What I would like to see with future releases is a more consistent flow. I think once she grasps what works best for all listeners, she will naturally gain a larger fanbase. Until then, we should celebrate the young spitter from The Twin Cities. She’s doing a damned good job right now. Expressing yourself to the masses isn’t easy. Check out the visual for the latest single from her EP, ‘Ready or Not’.
Lukey Storey – RITA (Submission)
Based on the words of the song, British artist Lukey Storey paints the picture for his loved one. RITA, as in Ora, you are a lucky woman. You’ve inspired a man to act right, or not. He did take your number out of his girlfriend’s phone, according to the lyrics. He’s crushing on you, girl. Hear the track from the EP, ‘I’m Shocked As You Are’. Without a doubt, he is entertaining.
Stephen Puth – Half Gone (Submission)
Regarding the song, Stephen Puth had this to say, “‘Half Gone’ talks about how every time you try to find love you’re always giving a piece of your heart away. Sometimes, others take more and make it difficult to find closure and move on, because part of you missed the old them. Through time you’ll be alright, but sometimes it hurts so bad that literally, half your heart feels gone.”
Now, as the person with fifty per cent of your heart gone, how can you love someone else to the fullest? Is it fair to the next person you meet? Do you work on yourself to gain that part of your heart back before bringing someone else into your life? Do any half-hearted people out there have the answers?
Annie Tisshaw – My Body (Submission)
In a composition that wickedly reminds me of Gwen Stefani’s single ‘Hollaback Girl’, the Norfolk-born singer sounds like a new version but focusing on her body. Having learned how to play the classical piano at the tender age of six, Annie Tisshaw understands melody unlike many. She also has a degree in Songwriting from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. How rare is that?
La Fine Equipe – What Eva featuring Mr J Medeiros (Submission)
I was a cashier when I was a teenager in high school, so the scene at the beginning made me laugh. Shortly after that moment, the bold production by La Fine Equipe kicks off some fun at the supermarket. It’s a clean VHS-style video for the French collective’s well-produced track. Watch the official video for ‘What Eva’ featuring Mr J Medeiros below.
Eve Minor – Heroin (Submission)
As cute as a button yet far from sweet or innocent, New York City-based Punk Rock vocalist Eve Minor sings about not liking heroin, chasing clouds, and more. The visual itself takes each viewer through a day in the life of Eve Minor as she travels Brooklyn and Manhattan. The skateboard-esque treatment features raw lyrics backed by roaring guitars. Watch the self-produced music video below.