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5@5: A morning playlist featuring Fuzzysurf and Jack Simchak

Discover five new songs by artists you’ve probably never heard of until now.

Photo: Courtesy of the artists


Photo: Courtesy of the artists

Fuzzysurf – Denny (Submission)

Prepping me with the lyrics to their song along with the submission, I’ve found that the music is about a friend who is afraid to ask their friend what it’s like to trip out on mushrooms. It doesn’t end there, though. It goes deep; delving into why their friend wants to escape from reality. Last weekend, I asked an acquaintance of mine what they liked about using cocaine. They did a damned good job of telling me why. I could not, nor did I plan to contort or contest. ‘Denny’ is a song about the feelings you feel like a friend of someone who uses substances to get away. If that didn’t wake you up, I don’t know what would.

As far as the music goes, anything that sounds like this wins me over. Check out the second single from the band’s unreleased album out this May. Have you ever been to Milwaukee, Wisconsin? Now, you have. They’ve received local support from 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and WMSE 97.1FM so far. They’re on the right road.

Castle Finn – Everlasting Love (Submission)

I wasn’t particularly in love with the vocal lay of the song, but Castle Finn didn’t hang off of the hinges of the notes. Somehow, it worked—making it passable. I’d tighten up in future releases. It is the band’s first release ever, so there’s room for growth. Above all, I like what they have going on. Keep spreading that everlasting love, making us something good to listen to in the early hours of the current season.

Jack Simchak – Tonight (Submission)

‘Tonight’ by Jack Simchak starts off as any classic song your parents or grandparents partied to in their prime. Bringing that home-y nostalgic vibe to the forefront of your mind, American singer-multi-instrumentalist Jack Simchak will check out fine with anyone who lived through the eighties.

Saw Tooth Wave – Take Care of Me (Submission)

Aside from its weird visual counterpart, when listening to ‘Take Care of Me’, it plays in a car on a warm, sunny day. As far as the lyrics go, it sounds as if they are lyrics written from the perspective of a child to an adult. Perhaps, it is the reason for the doll in the music video. Watch the video from the group’s forthcoming second EP entitled, ‘A Safe Place for Feelings’.

Lamalo – Real Love featuring Kim Ven (Submission)

Imagine waking up next to the person you love with ‘Real Love’, playing. You’re singing to your loved one, asking if the question from the hook of the Lamalo production. The song feels so good that it doesn’t matter what the answer is. You’re in bed with that person, singing, and grinning. Listen to the atmospheric new track by the newly-formed Sydney, Australia-based Electronic duo.

Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is the North American Press Agent and US Business Manager for Oxlade; Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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