In The Spotlight

The Brummies – “Sunshine”

Born in Birmingham, AL, now Nashville-based, this multi-instrumentalist trio has been playing music together since high school. Influenced by the likes of The Beatles, Elton John and Electric Light Orchestra, their trademark sound blends 60s psych-rock with 90s indie-folk. They’ve toured with NEEDTOBREATHE and BANNERS, played a slew of festivals and debuted with “Eternal Reach” in 2018.

Inspired by the late soul singer Bill Withers, their new single is gleaming with sunlit positivity. Forging a buttery smooth, 60s-dipped groove from the airy guitar and upbeat rhythm, lead singer John Davidson adds a touch of modernity with his joyous indie vocals. And with a sprinkling of lustrous brass over the uplifting melody, this jubilant jam is basking in warm rays of summery sunshine.

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Music History

Janet Jackson – “Miss You Much”

From her album “Rhythm Nation 1814” (1989):

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New Music

Papillon Rising – “Still”

Sizzling with infectious futuristic funk, this is the new single by time-traveling duo Papillon Rising:

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In The Spotlight

Philippine – “Just Dancing”

Although this young Dutch singer and songwriter is still a student in Rotterdam, she’s already made her initial mark on the music scene. Compared to Lennon Stella and Maggie Rogers, her musical roots are in country, but her sound is intertwined with both contemporary and 80s pop. She’s performed at Eurosonic Noorderslag festival and on Dutch national radio 3FM and debuted with “Gone” early 2020.

While her debut single was dipped in a country sound, her new single is brightly lit with the shimmering neon hues of the 80s. Though keeping a foot in the modern pop sphere, the intoxicating synths, riveting rhythm and the electric guitar solo create a feeling of nostalgia. And although her alluring voice tells about toxic relationships, this lush tune is a perfect jam for a warm summers night.

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Music History

Richard Marx – “The Way She Loves Me”

From his album “Paid Vacation” (1994):

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New Music

Katy Perry – “Smile”

From her upcoming album “Smile”, to be released on 14 August 2020:

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