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.
Who: Ivan Dorn Where: Ukraine Sounds Like: If Phil Collins died, then was reincarnated into a young Ukrainian man who has been listening to a lot of classic Prince records.
"Either Way" ft. Joey Bada$
Who: Snakehips & Anne-Marie Where: UK Sounds Like: Your new favorite song to pre-game to.
"Em Que O Rio Do Mar Se Torna"
Who: Ninos du Brasil Where: Italy Sounds Like: Going clubbing in the rainforest.
"Goldfish" ft. Denzel Curry
Who: Billy Davis Where: Melbourne Sounds Like: A psychedelic, funkadelic journey through an alien planet where the natives are adorable fuzzballs who want to groove with you and your co-pilot, Denzel Curry.
"Hints & Implications"
Who: Samantha Urbani Where: New York Sounds Like: If all those power-pop ballads from the late '80s were actually good and sung by actually talented people.
"Netflix & Dusse"
Who: Smino Where: St. Louis Sounds Like: The rapper to watch in 2017. No really, keep your eyes on this one.
"Not Me It's You"
Who: Josephine Where: Los Angeles Sounds Like: The soundtrack to the montage in your head when you look back on your summer fling.
Who: Mulàn Where: ?? somewhere in the UK ?? Sounds Like: A synth-rock band that beamed in from another dimension to play you their universe's Top 40 single.
Who: Mahalia Where: Leicester Sounds Like: Hiring an R&B chanteuse to break up with your lame-ass date at the party for you so you can just keep having fun.
Who: Rat & Co Where: Melbourne Sounds Like: The nights where you're hella depressed but sticking around in the club anyway to lose yourself on the dancefloor.
Be sure to check out last week's edition of our Under the Radar tracks right here.