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Ryan O’Shaughnessy – “Coffee”

Hailing from Dublin, this multi-talented Irish singer, songwriter and former actor has been making a name for himself since entering The Voice Of Ireland and Britain’s Got Talent in 2012. In that same year he released his self-titled debut EP. Also a multi-instrumentalist, he plays guitar, piano and saxophone and represented Ireland in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Together”.

Brewing a delicious blend of acoustic flavors, his new single has sonically percolated to perfection. Fusing a mellow tasting jazz guitar with his refreshing, full-bodied vocals gives it a smooth aroma, before a sweet sampling of a rich rhythm and some savory horns add a shot of caffeine to this cup of auditory java. Both silky as packing a punch, this appetizing musical beverage tastes heavenly.

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Tatyana Kalko – “Thank You For The Pain”

Born in Belarus and based in New York City, this singer and songwriter is a classically trained vocalist and self-taught guitarist and piano player. Blending her rich Slavic and Jewish heritage with contemporary sounds, she’s explored everything from folk and electro-pop to jazz and chansons. Influenced by the likes of Leonard Cohen and The Beatles, she released her debut “On Repeat” in 2018.

Capturing sheer beauty in four minutes of exceptional elegance, her new single takes her talent for storytelling and lifts it up with a stunning melody. The sumptuous piano sets the tone, while the handclap rhythm and the velveteen strings stroke her silky, dulcet vocals. Lyrically talking about our inner struggles and how to overcome them, this smooth groove leaves a lot to be thankful for.

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Liz Lawrence – “Saturated”

Although initially wanting to become a football player, this British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was always surrounded by music when growing up. She debuted with a more folk-driven album “Bedroom Hero” in 2012, but withdrew from the spotlight to teach herself production and tour with Bombay Bicycle Club. She’s also supported Scouting For Girls and Ani DiFranco live on stage.

Taking a more disco approach to an enchanting love song, her new single is a spellbinding slice of auditory delights. Taken from her upcoming album “The Avalanche”, to be released on September 17th, this spirited tune is build on a driving rhythm and a lively bass line. Enriched with crisp guitars, bright keys and her distinctive fresh vocals, she saturates this infectious jam with copious sonic sparkle.

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Guytano – “She Knows”

Based in Minnesota and consisting of brother Grant and Eddie Hamilton, Isaac Hesse and Colter Benoit, this quartet of friends started covering punk rock songs in 2010. They created a synth-based pop rock sound inspired by bands like The 1975 and Coldplay. They debuted with the album “I Am Inside My Body” in 2016 and had songs featured on TV shows such as MTV’s The Real World and Teen Mom 2.

Pushed by a pulsating rhythm and a bouncy bassline and driven by crisp, fun-loving synths, their new single is a polished blend of sunlit pop and electro-rock. Meant to embody the excess of Vegas by telling the story of losing everything in Sin City, the heeding lyrics are wrapped in summery tones, sparkling on the melody. Ear-stroking, exciting and infectious, this is one jam you need to know.

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Sierra Ferrell – “The Sea”

Hailing from a small town in West-Virginia, this spellbinding singer and songwriter left home in her early 20s to travel the country with a troupe of nomadic musicians. After years living in her van and busking on the streets, she’s now based in Nashville. Having created an original blend of classic country, jazz, cabaret and show tunes, she released her debut single “Jeremiah” in 2020.

Adding a touch of bluegrass and rousing gypsy jazz to her already unique amalgamation of diverse genres, her new single binds passion, fun and an intoxicating buoyancy into one stunning jam. Taken from her upcoming album “Long Time Coming”, expected August 20th, she combines Django Reinhardt-style guitar and a country steel guitar to accompany her exquisite voice bringing an ode to the sea.

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Remember Jones – “Fat Jeans”

This one-of-a-kind soul/pop singer, storyteller and band-leader embraces the best of nostalgia and authentic energy. Performing with a large group of live musicians, he’s played to countless sold-out clubs across the USA. He recorded his 2017 debut album “Ladies And Gentleman, Remember Jones!” with a live audience and shared the stage with George Clinton, Ronnie Spector and Darlene Love.

With the horns from the band Turkuaz instantly creating a funkalicious vibe, his playful new single is a sparkling, feel-good and mood-boosting jam. Filled with body-positive sensibilities, he tackles the toll a year of isolation took on body and mind. Joining the invigorating rhythm, the scintillating keys and his soulful R&B vocals in a highly danceable groove, this tune glitters upon the dancefloor.

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