Joe Scarborough Finds the Funk and More New Music for Your Weekend
Plus new music from Yola, The Mowgli's, Molly Chapman and more.
RELEASE RADAR is here to give you the breakdown of the top singles, albums, and videos of the week, so you can head into your weekend with a new list of killer tunes.
Independent Counsel of Funk | "She Ain't Got You Yet"
Independent Counsel of Funk, the brainchild of Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, takes a funk-infused stand in their latest single. Scarborough wrote, arranged, and produced the track as a teaser for more singles to follow in partnership with Sony's RED MUSIC.
Indie outfit American Football paired up with Land of Talk's Elizabeth Powell for the latest track off their forthcoming album. "We were all crazy about her voice already," said frontman Mike Kinsella. "The melody and some fill in lyrics were already written and demoed but once she was on board I thought it'd be fun/add some depth to her 'character' by having her sing a line in French."
Molly Chapman | Not Yo Bitch
Molly Chapman - Not Yo Bitch (Official Music Video)www.youtube.com
Molly Chapman is over toxic masculinity, and she makes that abundantly clear in her cheeky video.
British soul queen Yola teamed up with Dan Auerbach for the release of her first solo album. Yola puts a soulful spin on traditional country, carefully assembled to set her apart from other Nashville hopefuls.
Mike Edel | THRESHOLDS
Pacific Northwest artist Mike Edel paired up with Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla for his latest studio album. Edel takes the concept of "radio friendly" music and adds his own flair, effectively raising the bar for everyone in the Seattle music scene.
In his fourth album, British singer-songwriter Bobby Long opened himself up and and added a splash of unfiltered honesty. "Vocally this album was different for me," he said. "I was really inspired by John Lennon's vocals and the rawness he would get, especially on early Beatles records or his solo stuff. Letting emotion get in the way and kind of showing my true colours. I wanted to be brave, especially on the deeply personal songs so I just left it all out there."
California indie collective The Mowgli's infuse their latest EP with their signature breezy style and heart warming lyrics. "This EP speaks to the youth of America," says vocal/guitarist Josh Hogan "Being a person is hard, and we're all just trying to be people here."
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