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Echosmith has evolved since their breakout hit “Cool Kids” a decade ago. While they still produce atmospheric, catchy pop songs, they take more risks.

Their self titled new album is their most experimental release yet. It may also be their best. One standout track, "Sucks 2 Be Us," is built on psychedelic keyboards. "Hang Around" and "Gelato" include fuzzy guitars and booming percussion that will sound great live.

The trio has matured personally as well. The lead single, "Sour," was inspired by a sixth-month period in which vocalist Sydney Sierota lived three time zones away from her husband. The band has smoothly transitioned into grown adults who sing about adult things.

Watch Jordan Edwards and Demi Ramos talk to Sydney and brother Noah Sierota about recording the new album, their sibling bond, and upcoming European tour.

Echosmith | It's Real with Jordan and Demi

The See You Tonight Tour Dates
12 November – Berlin, Germany @ FRAANZ Club
13 November – Hamburg, Germany @ KNUST
14 November – Belgium, Brussels @ Botanique- The Rotonde
16 November – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
17 November – Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVrendenburg - Pandora
18 November – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire
20 November – London, UK @ Lafayette
21 November – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
22 November – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s

For more from Echosmith, follow them on Instagram and TikTok.

In an era of trending sounds and singles, Kota the Friend makes albums. His latest, Protea, is a kaleidoscope of clever wordplay, smooth hooks, and beats you can dance to. Dedicated to his wife, the 16 tracks feel like a celebration. It features guest spots from Aloe Blacc, Braxton Cook, and Samm Henshaw.

Doing things his own way is nothing new. From his early days of playing the trumpet and performing at DIY shows, the native New Yorker has stood out. Musically, he combines sounds from different eras that fit his unique flow. Aesthetically, Kota loves bright colors and playful graphics, recalling early '90s acts like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul.

Inspired by Pharrell Williams, he's also become an entrepreneur with his clothing line FLTBYS. The brand includes not just tees and hats, but items like journals and a water planter.

Watch Jordan Edwards and Demi Ramos interview Kota about the evolution of his sound, influences, and love for Brooklyn.

Kota the Friend

For more from Kota the Friend, follow him on Instagram and TikTok. You can also catch him on tour starting Oct. 20.

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