If there’s one thing that gets most of us through the day, it’s music. Whether we’re scrolling through SoundCloud looking for mood tunes to help alleviate a case of the Mondays, or listening to a mixtape someone has sent our way, not a day goes by without some kind of music playing in our offices.
Since our inboxes tend to get inundated with projects from artists interested in coverage, we’re spotlighting some of the quietly wondrous singles that find their way to us each week. These artists may not have conquered the Billboard 100 (yet) but they’ve all got something unique to offer, and they’re all worth getting to know.
Scroll through to see our 10 under the radar tracks to discover this week, and stay tuned for a fresh selection next week.
“Back for More” ft. Jeremih
Who: Justine Skye
Where: New York
Sounds Like: Sitting in a hot tub under a breezy night sky, piña colada in hand, while your date tells you that you guys have something ‘real.’
Sounds Like: Smoking a joint on a Hackney rooftop with your homies.
“The Final Battle”
Who: Ode Milk
Sounds Like: A gorgeous piano-love-ballad transmitted from an alien dimension.
“Find Me Well”
Who: Kafka Tamura
Sounds Like: Driving down the highway after doing something really empowering or making a huge decision.
Sounds Like: A rooftop skyscraper gathering of too-cool-for-school influencers who may or may not be robots.
Who: Keith Lawson
Where: New York
Sounds Like: Doing donuts in an empty parking lot.
“No One Like You”
Who: Blue Hawaii
Sounds Like: Putting on your mom’s disco record while you’re playing Animal Crossing.
Who: Ross From Friends
Sounds Like: Watching a Bollywood movie while tripping on acid.
Who: Cory O & Raquel Divar
Sounds Like: Getting high on your own supply and not giving a FUCK.
Who: Chelsea Wolfe
Sounds Like: Wandering into a werewolf/witch rave and hiding in the back so you don’t get eaten.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out last week’s Under the Radar picks right here.