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.
Lo Lo | "Sweater Collection"
Lo Lo has been charming listeners with infectious pop since 2018. Ahead of her debut EP, the Toronto pop sweetheart revealed the cheeky title track. "[In] Sweater Collection, I talk about how every old sweater in the back of my closet represents a failed/missed connection," said Lo Lo. "Each song in the album is about those specific connections, so I thought it was only fitting to name the entire album Sweater Collection. My collection of sweaters is in direct correlation with my collection of songs on the EP."
Ravens & Chimes | "Irreplaceable Artifacts"
New York City's Ravens & Chimes have been consistently making waves in the indie rock world since 2005. Along with success comes mounting pressure, and their latest track reveals the group's struggle to keep pushing. "I wrote this song to stay upbeat about finding the things that are important (friends, family, making good work) and not letting the static get in the way," said vocalist Asher Lack. "It's a lot to ask of a song, but I'm happy with how it turned out and it's one of the rare times when the music actually came out better than it was in my head!
Lydia Halloway | "Dancing to You"
The debut single from the rising pop queen, Lydia Halloway, pairs infectious dance beats with classic pop hooks. "['Dancing to You'] is about two things at once. It's about wanting someone's attention. But it's also about music itself," said Halloway. "If you listen to the chorus, it's really about how sharing music with someone — dancing with them — can feel like the closest you can ever get. This song is about trying to hold on to that moment."
Belaver | "Swimmer"
New York City's experimental folk artist Belaver teases his upcoming album with another single. The lo-fi indie rock track "Swimmer" creates a wash of beats in which to drift away.
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La'Britney | Never Fold
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star La'Britney embraces her inner beauty in her latest video. "I wanted to create a balance in the visual by showing a very feminine, sensual, yet raw performance," she told Billboard. "Real hair, minimal makeup, simple style, raw emotions and dancing."
Jake Miller | Wait For You
Singer-songwriter Jake Miller teamed up with Edgar Esteves to create the bold visuals for his latest track, "Wait For You," the lead single off his forthcoming EP.
Sarah Potenza | Road To Rome
Sarah Potenza's second solo EP is a feminist battle cry — appropriately released on International Women's Day. Potenza fuses bluesy vocals and a rock n' roll attitude to create her most powerful sound to date.
Kat Saul | ...from Unit 408
Kat Saul named her highly anticipated debut EP after her Nashville apartment number. "These songs are all about situations that kept me up at night pacing around my apartment," Kat explains. "The physical location of Unit 408 is the genesis for this entire project. I want people to feel at home with it."
Allie Delyanis is an award-winning and losing freelance journalist based in New York City. She likes bands, books, breakfast food, and would love to be David Sedaris when she grows up. You can find more of her work on www.delyanis.com.