5@5: A morning playlist featuring Octavio Mai, DL Rossi, and more

This 5@5 morning playlist consists of Octavio Mai, DL Rossi, Willyecho, and more.

Photo: Courtesy of the artists


This 5@5 morning playlist consists of Octavio Mai, DL Rossi, Willyecho, and more.

Octavio Mai
Photo: Courtesy of the artists

Eyes Wide Opened – The Disheartened Song (Submission)

“You’ve awakened the storm.” And that is without a doubt, what this morning playlist is about, being stirred up within your soul. Listen to the melodic Metal track below. It is the first song from the Swedish band’s upcoming album.

Willyecho – Monster (Submission)

Ever felt like someone else when you woke up from sleep? A monstrous creature, maybe? Well, Willyecho—a member of a band called We are Messengers—seems to capture the perspective of one that haunts you in your dreams. It’s a creepy thought, really, but the anthemic nature of Willyecho’s song doesn’t make it feel too bad. ‘Monster’ is approaching the million mark on Youtube at 981,934 right now. Let’s help to drive up the play count for the Nashville, Tennessee artist. Check out the record below.

Octavio Mai – Rêveries (Submission)

Although the French Electro-Pop duo’s record isn’t in English, you can still hear the skill, high-quality, structure, and professionalism in Octavio Mai’s latest track, ‘Rêveries’. It’s a subtle yet powerful track from their forthcoming EP ‘La nuit reviendra’—out May 31—that I wouldn’t mind hearing any part of the day. Watch the smoky visual for the larger-than-life record below.

DL Rossi – Better (Submission)

If you needed anyone to tell you as a father would, I would advise you to listen to the words of Detroit singer-songwriter DL Rossi’s song ‘Better’. He sings about losing himself, being broken up, and the awareness of his influences. It is evident. He wants anyone who listens to it to be better than they were before pressing play. Listen to the Americana/Country track below. It might wake up you in a way you didn’t expect.

Shaylen – BTW (Submission)

For any men out there who think they are killing it in the bedroom, here’s a rude awakening for you. Some women think you are not what you believe you are. You are no porn star. You’re not handling business, or making her sweat, in a good way. Don’t flatter yourself. Unfortunately, you’re lazy and delusional. We’re sorry. Are you strong enough to hear the message in the music? Give it a go. Stream the honest lyrics performed by Shaylen below.

Written by Richardine Bartee

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