Born in Miami but now based in Brooklyn, alt-pop artist DEMAR got her break when she released a Kendrick Lamar cover that went viral – the track currently has over 1.5 million Spotify streams.
This is one of my favorite songs from when I was younger. It reminds me of the first boy I ever thought I loved and to this day my stomach drops when I hear it. Acceptance’s album ‘Phantoms’ was a huge part of why I started writing music.
This song is beautifully simple. The melodies and harmonies are haunting but then the acoustic vibe lightens it up a bit. It’s a great song to drive to or listen to in the tub with a glass of wine.
Banks is one of my favorite artists. She’s such a badass. This song is so dark and almost creepy. The music video is unbelievable as well and made me love the song even more. The track is very different from anything out there in the pop realm. Her phrasing is also really cool and unexpected. I definitely play this on repeat.
Logic and Big Sean are both two of my favorite hip hop artists right now. This song is off Logic’s album that just dropped a couple weeks ago and it’s incredible. I think the day it came out I listened to it 30 times in a row and I’m still not sick of it. Logic’s speed blows me away and I love that his lyrics and even his flow pays homage to other hip hop music and artists. Big Sean is always incredible and I love that they’re on a song together. This is a bop.
If you want something gut-wrenching to listen to if you’re sad about a breakup, this is the song for you. Her smoky vocals and the throwback vibe of the track are perfect together. This song blew me away from the first listen. I also really love to sing it at the top of my lungs in my apartment, something I’m sure my neighbors don’t appreciate.
Billie Eilish is a really exciting new artist. She’s so good and so young that it’s scary. I’ve loved every song of hers so far and first became a fan when her song “Ocean Eyes” popped up in my Discover Weekly on Spotify. I’ve been a fan since. This track, “Bellyache” is a combination of everything I love in a song. It starts out simple with some acoustic sounds, gradually builds into a bigger and heavier sound with really interesting and different beats, and a beautiful silky vocal on top. LOVE.
This song is a classic and definitely one of my favorites from the classic rock era. I just think it’s timeless and also haunting (if you notice the pattern here, I like haunting/dark/sad songs). The first time I heard this song was as a kid, on my way to the cemetery to visit my grandpa’s grave. It was almost comforting because I felt like it was him sending me a message. The song has stuck with me ever since.
This is definitely a band you should check out if you haven’t yet. The band’s lead vocalist has the most beautiful voice. she sings straight from her soul and has this incredible smokiness. Unraveling is a sad song but also comforting at the same time. Their harmonies are amazing too.
To end this on a bit of fun, this is one of my favorite songs at the moment. Being born and raised in Miami, I grew up around Latin music and it’s definitely had a big influence on me. I think this song is so sweet and just really pretty. Hope you like it!