Plus new music from Swerve, Megan McKenna, Broken Bellows 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.
Swerve | "She Cut Her Hand"
On the heels of their sophomore EP, Swerve's new single takes a cue from the White Stripes with its heavy bass and dark percussion.
⭐ PREMIERE ⭐ | Evan Andree | "Your Heart"
Producer-turned-songwriter Evan Andree draws from the depths of the human psyche in his latest single. The mellow beats and soft harmonies invite deep introspection.
Feyer | "Stuck in a Video Game"
Feyer doesn't take himself too seriously in his latest release. The multifaceted singer-songwriter uses playful Nintendo-esque beats to make a serious critique on modern society's obsession with social media.
WONDR | "All For You"
WONDR is new to the music scene — but don't let that fool you. Even though he's only been releasing beats since January 2018, his music is wildly sophisticated. His latest single proves that he's only getting better.
Katy Tiz | "Life" (ft. Ed Drewett)
British pop star Katy Tiz collaborated with famed songwriter Ed Drewett on her single, "Life." Backed with candid acoustics and powerful harmonies, you can hear their years of experience.
⭐ PREMIERE ⭐ | Tinx | One More Time
Tinx - One More Time (Official Video) youtu.be
In her latest video, Tinx gives us a glimpse of a relationship on its last legs with beautifully fractured shots.
Lula Miranda | Cherry Kiss
LULA MIRANDA - Cherry Kiss youtu.be
This arresting video from Lula Miranda plays with drama reminiscent of Beyoncé's film Lemonade and features her signature sugar-sweet vocals.
Broken Bellows | Lemonade
Lemonade | Official Lyric Video | Broken Bellows www.youtube.com
The new lyric video from indie pop duo Broken Bellows is bold and cheeky, with bright colors to match the upbeat track.
Megan McKenna | Story of Me
British country star Megan McKenna first knocked Taylor Swift and P!NK off the iTunes Top 100 Singles chart last year, and her debut album lives up to all the hype.
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The classic He-Man meme video stands the test of time as an iconic example of queer-coded art.
In December of 2005, Brokeback Mountain shifted queer-coded cinema into the mainstream.
Prior to 2005, "New Queer Cinema"––a term coined by film scholar B. Ruby Rich in Sight & Sound to define the queer-themed independent film movement, which focused on rejecting heteronormativity and concentrated on LGBTQ protagonists––existed on the fringe of the film world. It's worth noting that while the movement primarily refers to the boom in independent LGBTQ films from 1992 onwards, queer cinema existed for many years prior, albeit without a proper name. But regardless of nomenclature, New Queer Cinema was typically designated for niche audiences, relegated to arthouse showings at best.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.