August might be winding down but the hot hits just keep on coming your way.
RELEASE RADAR is here to give you the breakdown of your top singles, albums, and videos to check out as you head into your weekend. Get ready to jam out with some of our favorite up-and-coming artists, plus celebrate new stuff from those you already know and love.
⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | BETS | "Another Night"
NYIKO | "Lust for Luv"
How do you know whether or not your summer fling will turn into a calendar love for the ages? That is exactly what this song is exploring. In a series of singles about love, NYIKO looks into this problem, coating the topic in synth-pop comforts.
Sophie Fay | "Way 2 Yng"
Here is what the NYC-based R&B/hip-hop artist had to say about her latest single:
Way2Yng basically just sums up all the things that young people have to experience. Of course, Jodi and I have different stories to tell, but our voices combine those ideas together. To be honest, this song's title was inspired by 6LACK's " Rules ". This young man just has an enormous amount of energy in his music; I feel like that's what makes a good artist.
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⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | Ricky Rebel | "The New Alpha (acoustic)"
This artist might be stripping it down but all of the attitude remains. Here is what he had to say about the track:
"The New Alpha" is about freedom. Freedom from the labels that people try to impose on us. The New Alpha rises above tribalism and group think. He realizes that he is not a label, he is a possibility.
⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | Elijah Noll | "Poison"
The latest single from the Los Angeles artist has been blowing up, so the video is only a natural follow-up to this energy. Last year was a huge year and 2018 is looking like it will be the same. The dark vibes of the video totally align with the intensity of the track itself.
⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | Kat Saul | "Jericho"
This Nashville-based singer is back with a hot new track that embodies exactly the kind of buzz that she is making in the songwriting community. Tune in and check out a sparkling pop single.
Shannon McArdle | A Touch of Class
Coming on the tenth anniversary of her first solo release is a strong third record from this indie/folk singer-songwriter. Complex emotions build up into one big, astounding project.
Loren Cole | For the Sake of Being Honest
Question everything with this singer-songwriter, who is skeptical about her coming-of-age in the digital world. With a USC degree under her belt and a new record full of beautiful confessions, we think she is doing just great.
Rachel A.G. Gilman is a writer, a former radio producer, and probably the girl wearing the Kinks shirt. She is the creator of The Rational Creature and suggests you check it out. Also visit her website for more.
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