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Tiffany Day – “Gonna Be Okay”

Having gained initial popularity by going viral with her rendition of “Hallelujah!” sung into a Venetian well on a 2017 school trip, this Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter is taking the pop scene by storm. Classically trained, she plays piano, violin and is self-taught on guitar. She continued posting covers until last year, when she debuted her own perky sound on “I Want My Money Back”.

Extending our long, hot summer with playful exuberance, her new single is bursting with sunlit beach vibes. With some carefree, West-Coast guitars creating a feeling of a lazy Summers picnic in the park and the laid-back beat enticing your ears to the sparkling chorus, this joyous tune is like a refreshing breeze during a sonic heatwave. Airy, cheerful and radiant, this groove is more than okay.

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Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves – “Feeling Good”

Born in a Philadelpha suburb, this singer, songwriter, producer and gifted guitarist, is a founding member of several bands such as Silvertide. Their first release was the 2002 EP “American Excess”. As a guitarist he’s played for various artists like Shinedown and his sister Christina Perri. His music was placed in TV-shows, commercials and films such as M. Night Shyamalan’s “Lady In The Water” in 2006.

Turning up the heat with bombastic, Kravitz-touched vigor, their new single is a guitar-driven stalwart of feel-good rock. Taken from their debut album “Sun Via”, it’s the potent beat provding the song’s backbone and the highly-skilled howling guitars sounding like a full orchestra that give this upbeat tune a bit of spice. And with a positive vibe, this jam will not only make you feel good, but great!

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Brooklxn – “Thirsty”

Born in Australia, this bubbly singer and songwriter got her first break on TV at the age of 16 in “My Camp Rock 2” on Disney Channel Australia. Later, as part of girl group BEATZ she competed in X-Factor Australia ending in the top 5 and shared the stage with the likes of Little Mix and LunchMoney Lewis. Now based in Canada, she’s refocused her fiery and energetic R&B/pop sound on a solo career.

Mixing a generous splash of contemporary R&B with some rosy Caribbean flavors, her debut single under her new solo name is pure sunshine in a glass. Taking a reggae rhythm to add a radiant luster to the melody, while her sanguine and rich R&B vocal spirit adds a drop of honesty, makes this sonic cocktail tickle your ears. Confident, sexy and with a bit of a kick, this is the perfect summery tipple.

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Thunder Fox – “Communicate”

Hailing from Sydney, this funky Australian six-piece outfit brings a sound built on a foundation of old-school funk and hiphop. A popular act at festivals such as Caloundra Music Festival and Paradise Festival, they’ve also supported Ocean Alley and The Living End. Although they released their first single “Ride” in 2016, it would be 2019 before dropping their debut full-length album “Love At First Sniff”.

This funkalicious smoothie is what you get when you put Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince and Anderson .Paak in a blender and add a drop of sonic fun. With a highly infectious beat, sizzling horns and funky electric guitars worming their way into your ears and Sam Dawes’ vocals underlining the importance of communication, this extravagant jam is full of sweltering vintage fire mixed with a debonair bounce.

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DYLYN – “Find Myself”

Born as Gwendolyn Lewis, this Canadian singer and songwriter grew up listening to her fathers 70s records. In her school years she listened to vintage rock music and started her own band aged 17. Initially exploring dubstep as Guinevere, she decided to return to rock. Influenced by Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, she debuted her new sound and moniker with her 2018 EP “Sauvignon And A Kimono”.

Drizzling a slight pop sauce over a generous slice of raw rock, her new single serves up a mighty auditory dish. Taken from her upcoming EP “Make It Naked”, expected in 2021, she manages to marry the smoky and stylish pop verses with the pure grit of the rock chorus. From the reverberating beat to the howling guitars and the fresh synth touches, this sonic experience is a rocking triumph.

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Lauren Sanderson – “Frustrated”

A rebel on the music scene, this singer and songwriter started off being her own manager, booking her own first tour and recording her music in her bedroom closet. That dedication, passion and self-assurance shines through in her songs. She debuted with “Oceans” in 2015 and went on to open for FINNEAS on tour. Early 2020 she released her first full-length album “Midwest Kids Can Make It Big”.

Exploring both the dark and light corners of her synth-pop sound, her new single paints a powerful image of her search for the love she deserves. Reminiscent of Miley Cyrus and SZA, she manages to find an auditory balance between gloomy and hopeful. With shimmering synths, a pulsating beat and her compelling vocal energy, this slick ear-pleaser is a powerhouse of contemporary pop/rock.

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