new music to know
As the year comes to a close we’d like to honor those 14 artists who we think you’ll be hearing from for many, many years to come.
Lynn Gunn of PVRIS was in the seventh grade when she first saw Paramore live, and she was immediately hooked.
“Like we say in the chorus, literally all we’re good for is getting in your truck and saying absolutely nothing,” Tae Dye tells Radio.com. “As you can tell, Maddie and I have a lot to say, so that doesn’t really work for us.”
“Some artists love that power of swooping in and watching the crowd eat out of their hand,” Niia says. “But for me, it’s a little scary and I think I realized we both can play the vulnerability card. Me as the artist, them as the audience.”
He may not be a household name, yet, but he’s already won a GRAMMY for his part in writing Usher’s hit single “Climax.” And it kind of messed him up. Luckily, he found inspiration in his sadness.
A shout out from Drake. A remix with Remy Ma. A spot on a new Detroit-centric Eminem track. Well-earned comparisons to Kendrick Lamar. DeJ Loaf is the hottest new thing in hip-hop. And it only took four months to get there.
On his debut, Hunt blends country and R&B to make his own kind of music. A kind of music that could easily be played on the radio alongside Drake and Ed Sheeran, both of whom have crossed the genre lines.
From My Super Sweet 16 to Pharrell to Kanye, Teyana Taylor has leveraged her diva status to work with the top tier of hip hop. Now, it’s her turn to shine.
For years, Us Weekly has been trying to convince us that stars are just like us, but Kiesza is clearly different from you and me. She’s just too nice to admit it.
Staples’ songs arrest his audience’s imagination like vivid short films. In a world of copies, he’s undeniably an original.
One can’t help but wonder if the guys of The Eeries purposely tried to make it extremely hard for anyone to discover their band. Or, if it was an accidental business model that has just so happened to pay off.
On a regular Tuesday night in New York City earlier this month, country music fans were seen two-stepping along to the Josh Abbott Band. According to the frontman, that’s just a normal night at a Josh Abbott show.
Like parents who try to sneak vegetables into their kids’ desserts, Lowell uses bubblegum pop beats to make her songs about sexism easier to digest. Especially for those who would rather be dancing to Britney Spears.
When Tinashe says she wants to share a “female perspective” with her listeners, she means her music has a point of view that is both young and female. Unfortunately, some people are not quite ready for this POV. Not that Tinashe cares.
Grab a pumpkin-spice latte and get ready to upgrade your playlists.
A washboard miked up and plugged in to be used as an electric instrument is not something you’d expect to see at a rock concert. But for the Ben Miller Band it’s a regular staple — and crowd pleaser — at their live shows.