New Music: Kacy Moon – Cherry On Top


Kacy Moon is back with some new music! We featured Kacy on Not in Harmony recently, so we’re especially excited about this new track. ‘Cherry on Top’ is upbeat, electro-pop feeling track, and we’re really digging it. Super catchy and fun. This is the type of music that could dominate the radio waves with the right promotion. We can’t wait to start hearing this song around more as it takes off. For now, jump in below and let us know what you think:

‘Cherry on Top’ – Kacy Moon

Treat Your Ears to the Music of Wil Glover


Artist: Wil Glover
Genre: R&B

SMOOTH LIKE BUTTER. Our exact thoughts after having the pleasure of checking out the music and incredible vocals of Wil Glover. His tracks, ‘You’ and ‘Truth’, are both classic, R&B songs that will be loved by fans both in and outside of the genre. In recent years, R&B as a genre has taken a step away from the mainstream, but artists like Wil really give us faith in its’ revival. When asked who his dream collaborator would be, Wil listed Beyonce as one of his choices due to her vocal prowess, and we are here for it. Check out some of his music below, and just picture the 2 of these artists going head-to-head on a legendary R&B track. We’d love to see that come to fruition someday. In the meantime, get to know Wil Glover as an individual and as an artist below:

‘You’ – Wil Glover

Who is your biggest musical influence?

My biggest influence is definitely my mom and Stevie Wonder. I grew up with my mom, who is a singer/songwriter, always bouncing music ideas and concepts off of me. It really taught me the how to format those ideas into songs. When I heard how Stevie used so many layers of creativity in a song, it set me on fire to a path where I did the same in my own music.

Who is your dream collaboration?

My dream collaboration would me Beyoncé and/or Bruno Mars. Not because they are widely popular but more because that have so much range of musical possibilities in their skill set. It’s a dream when you can create with someone without limits.

What is your current favorite song?

My joint right now is “Role Play” by Eric Belliinger, the way that guy writes makes your imagination go to work.

How would you best describe your musical style?

I would describe the music I create as a fusion of multiple genres. One song can sound like R&B, Gospel, jazz and Hip-Hip all at once, I just call it Life Music.

What is your favorite lyric you’ve written thus far?

Mmmm, Good question, my fave right now is the hook for my single “YOU”

‘Surrender my heart to you, I do.

Lead me I will follow, pursue.

Cause I can’t live without you, its true.

And no one else can heal me ‘cept You.’

Why music?

Music speaks in so many different ways simultaneously, melodically; lyrically; sonically… spiritually the possibilities are endless. I feel blessed to be able to use it as a form of communication.

What do you most want people to know about you/your music?

I get asked more, “Where did this come from?” lol. That answer is literally my life! I’m actually writing the soundtrack of my legacy.

What inspires you when writing?

Different things inspire me. Being a country boy from South Carolina, yard work was a big part of my Saturday mornings. I’d write songs out of the rhythms I hear outside or my footsteps as I was mowing the lawn or if bird chirped a melody. Don’t give me a subject, lol.

‘Truth’ – Wil Glover

Where is your favorite place to write?

In solitude. I can hear the instruments in my head, the chord progressions and harmonies. That quiet allows me the space to create at my own pace.

What is your favorite hobby outside of music?

Probably playing tennis, I was the #1 player in high school and I really enjoy playing.

What is your spirit animal?

At this point in life, I’m only interested in flying high so I would have to say an Eagle is absolutely my spirit animal.

What is your favorite way to find new music to add to your playlists?

Probably thru iTunes, it’s normally how I find new music.

Last, but not least, favorite late night snack?

Fruit, lol. I’m a snacker so a fruit salad is always on deck.


Undiscovered Spotlight: Substance Abuse

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Artist: Substance Abuse (Eso Tre and Subz)
Age: Young enough to not give a fuck, but old enough to know better.
Location: Big bad Los Angeles is where we hail from.

Substance Abuse is a hot, up-and-coming hip-hop duo out of Los Angeles. The group is made up of Eso Tre and Subz, and they recently dropped a video for their new track ‘Bridges’ featuring Aceyalone. The song and video pack old-school vibes with classic underground hip-hop feels. Lyrically they seem to be a lot more mature and relatable than a lot of artists in the scene today, and are doing things we haven’t heard too much of at this point. The duo is poised for big things, so jump into their music now and become a fan (we promise you will) before they hit it big. Eso Tre talked with us to share some info on the duo’s background and future plans. Press play below and get to reading:

‘Bridges’ – Substance Abuse featuring Aceytone

How would you best describe your musical style?  

We’ve been called “old school” because we care about lyrics and beats, which I guess are an archaic concept nowadays.  The beat has to have a groove and the lyrics have to be clever.  We’re not interested in making music that’s substandard or lazy.  Too many cats are relying on a name to keep them afloat, and the culture has become boring because of that.

Tell us a little about the creation of your latest song ‘Bridges’ and what it means to you.  

We wanted to do a happy, positive song, but one that wasn’t corny.  We loved the old school music A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, and De La Soul did, how they kicked a socially conscious message over a jazzy, upbeat track that made you feel good but still made you think.  The recent ATCQ song and video “Space Program” represents the kind of sound we’re trying to project at the present.  Trying to go left and not right.

Any other singles or albums we can look forward to from you in the near future?  

A new album is currently being worked on.  We’re mysterious about our process, but we promise it will not disappoint.

Who or what got you into music?  

We grew up in hip hop culture, being products of the L.A.U.S.D. school system.  Hip hop was all around us, all the time.  The house parties, the freestyle sessions, the dudes catching tags.  We loved all aspects of hip hop culture, but rhyming is the one that stuck with us for the longest.

What artist or band inspires you most today? 

The same luminaries that inspired us back in the day.  Tribe, De La, MF Doom, Nas, Common, the list goes on.  Anyone who still puts thought into their music.  We like a lot of newer artists like YG and Joey Purp as well.

If you could collab with any 3 artists, who would you choose? 

Nas. Murs, Paul Wall.

Favorite way to find new music? 

The way I find out about new music most these days is by chilling with the homies and hearing their recommendations, usually on YouTube.  That’s how I learned about Tame Impala and a lot of other dope groups.

What will/would be the name of your debut album? 

The name of our first album was Overproof.  Got four stars in a lot of respected mags when it came out.  Considered a bonafide hip hop classic by those in the know.

When you win your first Grammy, who will be at the top of your list to thank?  

Layne Staley from Alice in Chains.  Had all the mystique, pathos, and stoicism of a rapper, but he just happened to be a grunge singer.  Personally think he’s one of the greatest and most underrated vocalists ever.  R.I.P.

Which venue is at the top of your list to perform at someday?  

Latin Quarter in New York, just because I always used to hear about it as a kid.  We’ve never performed in NY, so I think it would a great place to hit if we were to end up doing a show out there.

How important has having a support system been for furthering your career?  

Very important.  Our main man Waes One up in Oakland has given us strength throughout our career with his dope ass beats and ability to capture the sound that we want.  Our good homie Erik Solo who cameos in the Bridges video has supported us from day one.  Our homies Philm and Da Stig help us maintain the musicality.  Kutmasta Kurt for being a mentor.  We don’t exist without any of these great peeps

What’s your favorite concert you’ve been to? 

The best memory I ever had of a show was when Common, The Beatnuts, and Organized Konfusion performed in L.A.  One of our homies was passed out on the speakers and we were like “damn you must be fucked up to be sleeping through this!”.  When The Beatnuts performed “Reign of the Tec” they kept saying “John Wayne…sniffing cocaine!” for the hook.  I always thought that was brilliant.

Favorite OREO flavor?  

I’m trying to live a healthy life these days.  So OREO’s ain’t part of the equation.

Favorite food? 

Burritos.  They’re an integral part of my life.

All-time favorite movie?  

Goodfellas.  Never gets old to me.  I like the idea of a guy with a conscience getting mixed up with a bunch of sociopaths.



New Single: ‘Conversation’ by Shenna

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Awhile back we featured up-and-coming Pop/R&B artist, Shenna, here on the blog. We spoke to the uniqueness and swagger she brings to her tracks, and her new song ‘Conversation’ doesn’t stray from what makes her great. She described writing the track as a way to encourage people to share how they really feel:

I wrote this song because I feel that a lot of times people avoid telling someone they care about the truth, afraid they will hurt them but in reality it’s hurting both sides by not having a real personal conversation to hash out problems.”

Shenna’s voice coasts effortlessly over the production creating an experience from beginning to end. Shenna has previously been featured on MTV, Netflix, Oxygen and more. Her career is on the rise, and we’re excited to watch its trajectory as big fans over here.

Hit play on ‘Conversation’ below and see where to buy/stream after:

‘Conversation’ – Shenna

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Get to Know Local Motive

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Artist: Local Motive
Age: 35 years old
Location: Chicago, IL

Based out of Chi Town, Local Motive is all about the soulful/old-school R&B style. The soul is evident in every lyric and note sung by the group’s lead. The passion, the pain, the feeling. It’s all there. The group recently released a 9-track album, ‘Grams’, which features plenty of great tracks. Our current favorites are ‘Twigs’ and ‘High Life’, but the whole album is worth your time. Back in May of this year, the group headlined the House of Blues, so there’s lots to be excited about for the members and their fans. We’ll spare you some reading talking about how great these guys really are, and we’ll let their music and story do some talking of its’ own. Press play on some of their music below, and get to know more about Local Motive through our interview with member, Michael Vinopal:

‘Killer’ – Local Motive (Live at Lincoln Hall)

How old are you?

Just turned 35 on Christmas Day 2017. Yep, I’m a Christmas baby.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Des Plaines when I was little, moving to Arlington Heights somewhere around kindergarten where I spent the bulk of my youth. Went to college at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, moved to St. Louis for a bit, then returned to Chicago in 2010 when Local Motive originally started. We’ve gone through some lineup changes, but myself, my cousin (rhythm guitarist Chris Vinopal), and trumpet player, Matthew Sypherd have remained constant. I currently live in Logan Square at a place we affectionately refer to as “The Tree” with my lady and our two fur-babies (Minnie the dachshund and Luna the cat) .

Who or what helped get you into music?

My dad, John Vinopal, grew up with 6 other siblings, many of which played guitar, sang, and performed in the theater to some capacity (high school musicals and that like). My mom, Jan Vinopal, made me take piano lessons when I was about 6 years old for which I’m eternally grateful. Around the time of Green Day’s “Dookie,” Silverchair’s “Frogstomp,” and Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” I became enamored with the electric guitar and asked to quit piano lessons. My dad made me earn it though, telling me that I had to show I was serious by learning the basics on his old beat-up nylon-stringed classical. He taught me the first position chords and then encouraged me to learn by ear, as he had done, playing along to my favorite records. I never really took any formal guitar lessons. Just imagine, a teenager trying to be “grunge” with an old Yamaha classical guitar. On my 13th birthday, Dad took me to Guitar Center to pick out the Fender Stratocaster that I still play to this day. I’ve added some guitars to the collection but that one’s my baby and will always be my favorite.

Did you teach yourself to sing?

I guess. I’ve always loved singing and was luckily around lots of it when I was little. My dad and his brothers would sing amazing 3-part harmonies which they had honed when they were younger, copying groups like Sha Na Na and later Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. I’ve always had a great love for harmony and after my grunge and metal phase, I became obsessed with the blues, Motown, and all those classic soul singers like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke. Oh man, and I love the ladies too! Aretha, Ella, Etta, Gladys…I could go on for days. I just loved their passion and how emotional it was. Like they were singing from their toes! Still gives me the chills and I try to bring that same spirit to what we do in Local Motive. 

Do you play any instruments?

Guitar is my primary instrument but I still love to mess around and sometimes even write on piano. I also play the bass whenever possible because it’s so damn fun! In the last few years, I’ve also become quite fond of the ukulele, having collected 3 at this point, ranging from cheapo toy ukes to a really nice one I got last year for Christmas. Drums are really the only thing that I can’t do too much with. The independence of limbs it requires is so challenging so I leave that to the real drummers out there. But man is it satisfying to bang on some drums! I only wish I could play more that my 3 stock rock beats.

If so, how did you learn to play those and how long of a process was it?

Learning an instrument is a lifelong process. There’s always things to learn and ways to improve. I’ve been really lucky that music has made sense to me from an early age, probably more so than anything else. 

Tell us a little about your new music. 

Local Motive’s main influences are that of old-school rhythm & blues. I have a great love of soul and funk music, but at my core, I’m a blues player. I really loved rock music when I was younger, even heavy metal for a time, but as I developed my own style & character as a songwriter, blues made the most sense to me. I loved hearing guys like Buddy Guy & B.B. King just really dig into notes they played, bending the shit out of them, sometimes gently like on B.B.’s “The Thrill is Gone” but also with such aggressive attack like Buddy’s “First Time I Met The Blues.” But there were also those tunes where those blues riffs were so damn funky! And the horns and the way they incorporated those elements into the blues, it just was so powerful to me. I was like, “I wanna do that.” And the singing! They truly sang like each note was their last, straight up from their toes, resonating through their body, and coming out of their mouths with this unworldly power.  And I heard it again in their unbridled playing of possibly my all-time favorite, Jimi Hendrix. What an unbelievable force of nature! He broke all the rules of blues, yet he captured that same passion & power. When I first heard it, and I mean like REALLY heard it, it stopped me in my tracks. So I try to bring that passion and power to our performances & our songwriting, hoping that we might stop someone else in their tracks.

We recorded a 4-song EP at first at Rax Trax Recording here in Chicago. Originally I picked that studio after taking a tour because their was an autographed picture of Buddy Guy on the wall. I asked about it & the engineer told me that Buddy had recorded there. In my mind, if it was good enough for Buddy, it was absolutely where I wanted to be laying down this band’s first tracks. At that point I understood, that there would never have been a Jimi Hendrix without Buddy Guy playing electric blues as aggressively as he did. And I wanted to be true to his example too, incorporating that flavor that only horns can bring. Plus we had modern influences that brought this band together, particularly the band CAKE, with their sound that incorporated nearly every genre you could think of, utilizing the trumpet to make their music glow. That first go-around, we were really excited and spent perhaps a little too much time producing the songs. So the second time we returned to Rax Trax, I decided we would go for a more live-energy, a more raw sound that represented more accurately who we were & are as a band. The result was “Grams,” our first full-length & our first release on vinyl. It was less produced & had that perfect amount of dirty funk to it. I can still listen to that record over & over & over again. It truly turned out more perfectly than I could have ever imagined & we owe a great deal to the wizard, Noam Wallenberg, who helped us achieve it.

Any performance rituals you follow before going on stage?

Nothing in particular. I love talking through the set with the band to mentally prepare ourselves so that we are confident, comfortable, and ready to sit way back on that groove, so we can really enjoy ourselves. I also really love getting out there in the crowd to enjoy the other bands with my friends & family that make it out to support my creative pursuits. Having a chat, a drink, sharing a real-deal bearhug or high-five or whatever with those people can really help to fill you up with love before you go do your thing. And if your heart is full of love when you step on that stage, it may sound silly, but I believe that you’ll be able to pump that love-power out into your audience & fill them up with it too. I think music is magic like that. It’s able to cross generations, cultures, even time. 

What are you thinking of when you record and perform your music?

I’m thinking, “I want people to feel this. I want people to feel less alone in the world when they hear this.” Music is not only magic, but it’s that extra powerful magic. The messages we put out there into the world have a ripple effect & I want the ripples I create to be full of positivity & hope. I want it to mean something to me so that it can mean something to someone else. I also want it to be the kind of music that anybody can listen too & derive enjoyment from it. I know that not everyone is going to like every song, but I know that there is at least one Local Motive song for everyone, no matter their musical tastes, whether it’s the music that gets them or the lyrical messages.

What’s something you want our readers to remember about you after this interview?

I want your readers to know that it’s ok not to be ok. I do a lot of work with a non-profit organization here in Chicago called Hope for the Day, who’s mission is proactive suicide prevention & mental health education and that is our call to arms. Too often people are shamed for having mental health challenges when in reality, we’re all human beings & we all have a brain that we have to keep healthy.  If we don’t, injuries are possible, just like spraining an ankle or breaking you leg. If you are struggling today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, it doesn’t matter. Maybe it isn’t you that’s struggling, but someone you know, you can always reach out to me via the band page. We can help you through it. We’re in this together. Life can be overwhelming & lonely at times. I want your readers to know that I’ve got their back, that I’m right here. 

‘Gracie’ – Local Motive (Live at Lincoln Hall)

What inspires your songwriting?

A number of things inspire my songwriting but one can never really anticipate what is going to inspire them. I was inspired to write our first single, “Twig,” after a conversation with a friend from England that was visiting Chicago. We were talking about life & the struggles that many people face, sometimes even more heinous than we can ever imagine. She said, “Just be a twig,” meaning that when shit gets tough, be a “twig” & let the raging river of life just carry you. Essentially go with the flow or roll with the punches or some other old adage.

People we interact with each day can inspire us in their words, their actions, even their experiences, in addition that of our own. Sometimes songs just fall out of my head while other times I really have to pull them out, bit by bit. I guess if some idea or thought bubbles inside me long enough, I start feeling like, “I should write that down,” or “I should make a quick voice memo of that idea.” Sometimes I may not come back to it right away and then when I do, I get inspired all over again.

Any other new songs or albums coming out soon that we can look forward to?

We made a video of one of our newest compositions recently while we were recording our submission for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. We submitted a performance of the first single of the Grams LP, “Twig,” but before calling it a night we figured we should lay down a version of “Supposed To Be.” It’s a great new tune & will likely be a single off our next record. It has a hook that goes “Are you happy to be free now?Or are you sad to be alone?” I think it’s an extremely powerful & relatable lyric as love is such a tricky thing for most to navigate in life, especially now in a world of click culture, social media, Tinder, Bumble, & the like, where people don’t want to put the work in on a relationship like they once did before all that. We’ve got another new one that’s been completed called “Gloria,” about a singer downtown that has all the power. The song oozes with sexuality & really flips the script where this lady leaves a trail of heartbroken men pining for her, but she gives zero fucks. These super funky songs are the beginnings of our next record for sure. 

Where’s your favorite place to perform?

For me, it’s not 100% about the venue, rather the energy in said venue. Playing a historic room like the House of Blues or Lincoln Hall or Metro is amazing in its own right but if you’re not feeling that energy from the people in the room, then it can’t be your favorite, at least not that night. Not to pander to HOB since we’ve got a show coming up & all, but no joke, we played HOB between Christmas & New Year’s in December 2016 for a special Home for the Holidays local music showcase where that energy was through the roof! You not only felt the history of the stage & all the world-famous performers who have graced it, but you felt this wall of love rising to meet the joy emanating from the stage. It was tremendous & I’ll never forget it. With that said, when we played at Metro after releasing our first single, it had that same vibe, so I guess I’d have to flip a coin.

On the topic of performances, what’s a venue you’re looking forward to headlining someday?

I think it would be amazing to headline a big outdoor venue someday like Millenium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion or Alpine Valley up in Wisconsin. That’s where I saw my first huge outdoor concert way back in high school. And while we’re talking moon shots, maybe play one of those huge festival stages like Bonnaroo or Jazz Fest in NOLA. That would be incredible!

What artists inspire you and your music?

Well obviously given my earlier answers, definitely all the classic soul singers and legendary blues guitarists really inform a lot of what I do musically, but if you want to talk contemporaries, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr. & the Alabama Shakes are definitely equally influential. At the end of the day, I’ve got to give it up once more to CAKE, as they are one of those bands that took all these seemingly disparate influences and somehow distilled it into their own undeniable sound which carries through all their records throughout their career, while remaining fresh, an extremely hard task to achieve. Inspiration for our music comes in all forms as I love listening to a vast variety of artists & genres. Not only that, live experiences really inform where the music is going, particularly lyrical content. Lots of fucked up shit going on in the world today & there is no doubt that it also informs my musical inspirations.

What keeps you motivated to do what you do on a daily basis?

Honestly, music is my medicine. It helps me valve out the pressure that builds up from the daily stressors of life. Without music, my mental well-being would surely suffer. It helps me relax. It gives me an outlet. It gives me a platform. It helps me learn about myself & it helps me to learn about the world. It gives me momentary solace. But most of all it brings smiles, shakes hips, & tap toes. Not just my own, but that of the people that I love & the people I have yet to meet. I’ll say it again…music is magic.

If you could go back 10 years, what advice would you give yourself knowing everything you’ve accomplished now?

Not sure what to say that won’t sound slightly corny but I’d tell myself, “Take care of yourself. If you can be your best self, you’ll be a better friend, brother, neighbor, colleague, & lover to those who need you.” I’d also tell myself to invest in Netflix & Amazon stocks for sure, cause I could use the money. Got another album to record! Thank you so much for helping to amplify our message & to spread our music around. It means the world to me. -Mike Vinopal of Local Motive


Soul-Pop Artist, Shako, Talks With Not in Harmony


Artist: Shako
Location: Queens, NY
Age: 23 years old

Think John Legend meets John Mayer. Both are two incredible artists with that soul-pop feel spreading good vibes with their music. After today, you’ll want to add another name to that list, Shako. Shako is a brand new artist of Georgian nationality, who was born in Kazakhstan, raised in Russia and is currently living in Queens, NY. His debut single ’99 Problems’ was inspired by a subway encounter that exemplified true love for him. At that time, it was clear the couple didn’t have excess wealth, but they had something so much more inspirational for Shako – happiness. The song just really makes you feel good above all else. Shako’s songwriting is above-and-beyond. It does just what lyrics should in painting a clear picture for listeners. With more music like this, we could see big things coming for Shako. Check out ’99 Problems’ below and get to know the up-and-comer out of Queens:

’99 Problems’ – Shako

When did your passion for music begin? 

My passion for music began around the age of 5 when my dad started taking me to jazz clubs in Russia.

Tell us a little about your new single ’99 Problems’. 

It’s one of the first songs I have ever written. It rides that perfect wave of being a Pop track, but with heavy jazz influences. It holds a very special place in my heart.

What’s your favorite track you’ve recorded so far?

This is my first single, all my favorite tracks are still yet to come.

What goes into your process for making new music? 

I always want to make sure I’m experimenting with new elements. I start with the music instrumentation. If the chords don’t inspire me, I don’t bother to write anything to it. The foundation has to be strong in my opinion in order to build something special.

Any new music, videos, albums, etc coming out this year in addition to the mixtape?

I have some live in studio acoustic tracks coming out in the near future. I want to show people a live raw side of me. I’m excited for that material to drop!

What’s one thing you want our followers to remember about you after this interview?

I want people to remember that I am just getting started into being my own solo artist, and that I am going to continue to grow my artistry and test new boundaries.

What’s your favorite track out right now? 

’99 Problems’ is my first original track I have released off my EP. The rest of my songs are coming out soon, and I am so excited!

What song do you think will be song of the summer and why?

Whatever Drake ends up dropping next I guess. For now, I have to say “LA Girls” by Charlie Puth. He puts the right amount of jazz in his pop punch with that one.

If you could work with any 2 artists, who would they be and why?

Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak. They are both artists that don’t ride trends in music but set them. Anytime I listen to a new track, I can’t help but want to learn it and decode it. I feel like I would learn so much about being an artist from them.

When you hit it big and get your first major record deal, what would you want the name of your debut album to be? 

So far it’s “Thank you’s & Apologies”. I am not 100% certain on a title.

Any other talents? 

I draw a lot.

Favorite TV shows at the moment? 

I am heavy into Atlanta! Donald Glover is a genius. I still wonder how one person can be so good at so many things.

What do you like to do in your free time outside of music? 

Anytime I am not working or doing music I am either at the gym or trying to better myself growth.

Pale Waves Drop Video for New Song ‘Noises’

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Hailing from the U.K., alt-pop group, Pale Waves, has dropped off the video for their latest single ‘Noises’. Both the song and video carry powerful messages about loving yourself and appreciating who you are as a person. The video itself is an absolute work of art and provides viewers with a haunting, relatable tone. Aside from the new video, the group is currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on their debut album under Interscope Records. They will be hitting the road this fall to promote their new music. See if they’ll be in a city near you by visiting their site. Hit play on the new video below and let us know your thoughts!

‘Noises’ – Pale Waves


It’s All About ‘The Green’ with Ben Khan’s new Single

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We’re just a few weeks away from the release of Ben Khan’s self-titled debut studio album, which will be released everywhere August 10th. Today he’s giving us the latest track from his new offering, ‘The Green’. ‘Green’ is a super mellow, futuristic feeling song that sort of gets you lost in it’s almost trance vibes. Based on what we’ve heard with this track, we’re excited to hear the songs that fill out the rest of the album. While you’re waiting for it’s release, check out the new single ‘The Green’ below:

‘The Green’ – Ben Khan

Electro Pop Artist, Lo Lo, Talks with Not in Harmony

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Artist: Lo Lo
Age: 23 years old
Location: Toronto, ON
Genre: Electro/Acoustic Pop

“I’m just so used to being yours” Lo Lo sings in the upbeat, catchy new pop tune ‘Yours’. ‘Yours’ tackles the aftermath of a breakup and trying to get used to not having things that became such a big part of your life. Lo Lo is definitely an artist destined for stardom. She’s edgy, unique and has that something special that makes a true artist. She gives off hints of Tove Lo and Julia Michaels, while still sitting strong in her own lane. Right now we’ve got ‘Yours’ on repeat and have no doubt you’ll be doing the same once you hear the new track. Let the song play on a loop as you get to know the rising star, Lo Lo, in our interview. Find out who she’d love to collaborate with, why Miley Cyrus is her favorite concert and why she’ll be thanking the first boy to break her heart in the future, below:

‘Yours’ – Lo Lo

How would you best describe your musical style? 

I’d say it’s a mix of electro pop and acoustic pop—I love to put in real sounds and real instruments. My music is also super personal, but I hope it’s also super relatable!

Your new song ‘Yours’ is unbelievably catchy. Tell us a little about the creation of this song and what it means to you. 

This song is everything to me. ‘Yours’ is my child. I was originally going to put out another song first for my debut, but after I wrote ‘Yours’, I knew it was the one. I wrote the song a couple days after I got dumped on April fools, and I immediately felt way better when I was done. ‘Yours’ came out quick and easy, and I just had a really special feeling about the tune. It’s honest, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. I think it really relates to my personality.

Any other singles or albums we can look forward to from you in the near future?

Yeah! I’m definitely planning to release an EP soon….but until then, my second single will be coming out August 17th. I’m really excited for you guys to hear it!

Who or what got you into music?

When I was little I used to be obsessed with Shirley Temple Movies. I was hooked on them, and I wanted to be just like her. I made my mom put me in singing lessons and tap dancing lessons. I even had the same haircut as her…hopefully those pictures never resurface.

What artist or band inspires you most today? 

AH There are so many good ones to choose from. I love artists that write really personal, honest songs, that are also super catchy. That is the goal. Taylor Swift is epic because she doesn’t give a shit to call people out, and I feel like she helped me not give a shit either. I love Gavin DeGraw and Julia Michaels too. Their songs always give me the chills.

If you could collab with any 3 artists, who would you choose?

Eminem, Julia Michaels, Shawn Mendes.

Favorite way to find new music? 

Spotify! I love their new music Friday playlists. It makes it so easy to find new, cool shit.

‘Yours’ – Lo Lo (Lyric Video)

What will/would be the name of your debut album?

I was going to name It YOURS. After my first song…and because all of these songs were mine, and once I put them out, they’ll be yours 🙂 But I still haven’t decided…I might change my mind by then.

When you win your first Grammy, who will be at the top of your list to thank? 

Hundred percent going to have to thank the first boy who broke my heart…but would also have to thank my guitar teacher Elliott, because he forced me to write my first song, even though I was super shy and scared to do it!

Which venue is at the top of your list to perform at someday? 

Since I grew up in Toronto, I’ll have to say the Air Canada Centre. I saw my first concert there, and It would be a dream to play there myself.

How important has having a support system been for furthering your career? 

It’s definitely been very important. There’s been a few times where my anxiety was through the roof and I wanted to give up and just get a normal person job, but I’m happy I have amazing friends and family to tell me that I can do it.

What’s your favorite concert you’ve been to?

Miley Cyrus. That girl knows how to put on a SHOW… Hannah Montana was awesome too, I am not going to lie to you.

Favorite OREO flavor?

Regular Oreos!!! They are perfect just how God intended them to be ❤

Favorite food?

Nachos and Cheese

All-time favorite movie? 

Can I pick 8? All the Harry Potters