Extra Earworms: A weekend playlist for new artists

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Instead of turning down submissions that don't fit in any of our other playlists, we've decided to make a new one. It's called Extra Earworms. It is a weekend playlist for the best new tracks/videos by new artists.


AV's cover art for 'Do Me Good'

Photo: Courtesy of the artist


Aria M – 0h My G0d (Submission)

Aria M, a Washington, DC-based rapper, recently released the audio for his track about ticking time, tricking on women, and the lengths of his loyalty. Stream the bouncy new dance record below.


Tyler.V – Red Light Special (Submission)

When’s the last time you heard something as sexy as the New Yorker’s “Red Light Special”? It’s a sensual song for your post-Valentine’s Day staycations. After the voice recording, she belts out lovely vocals—ushering us into the bridge of the track. Check out her new record below.


AV – Do Me Good (Submission)

Anna Veé, also known as AV is an emerging independent artist from Sweden. She says her single, “Do Me Good” is about the problems one can find themselves in whn you have a person in your life that is impossible to live without. Listen to her latest record below. AV would also appreciate it if you streamed her song on Spotify.


Benny Mayne – Lucky (Submission)

The amount of arrogance in this song is sadly admirable. It’s not celebrated when women are this confident and disrespectful, unfortunately. Nonetheless, hear Benny Mayne’s “Lucky” below.


John X Smith – Know My Name (Submission)

I think anyone who works hard for recognition will understand where John X Smith is coming from with his new single, “Know My Name”. Check out the new trap song by the Oakland, California-based musician.


Chuuwee & Khalisol – The Sound of Love (Submission)

What does that sound like? It sounds like love. Being shot with an arrow sounds like lots of pain. Is that why love hurts when it ends? I mean, who really has the answers? Fittingly so, the track came out on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen to it now.

The track comes from the Chuwwee’s forthcoming album: PassOver. It’s out February 23.


Kyle Rapps – Dark Hour

Sometimes, it’s not what you say, but how you say it. There have been times I thought I came across as one way when I was coming off way different to the person observing. Damn. Yeah, it happens often to me. The [real] challenge comes with trying to figure out if you change the way you deliver the message so they can relate to what you are saying, or just say fuck it—not changing anything. Whoever wants to understand you will take time to understand you. How does one find that balance? In his new song “Dark Hour”, Kyle Rapps has a bunch of dope things to say. I just don’t think they are being delivered the right way.

With lyrics like, “Told me I was lit/I said stop saying lit/Then I lit a cigarette and took a shit” I want to like it. I really do, but it fizzles out for me when trying to connect. Listen to the song below. Maybe he can spark your interest, and you will understand. (Thirston Howw)


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