If there’s one thing that gets most of us through the day, it’s new songs. 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: iZNiiK Where: ??? Sounds Like: Disseminating into a cluster of molecules and traveling through the radio waves of past, present and future on an inter-dimensional journey.
Who: George Maple Where: London Sounds Like: The emotional release of spinning in the middle of a packed dance floor to dispel your heart break.
Who: Anna Straker Where: London Sounds Like: What you thought you sounded like when you would practice rapping in your room in high school.
"On Our Own"
Who: Bruno Major Where: London Sounds Like: What you need the next time you have that big, big ugly cry.
Who: Bully Where: Nashville Sounds Like: Quitting your job, flipping the tables over, smashing the coffee mugs then walking calmly away while donning sunglasses.
Who: Beta Librae Where: Brooklyn Sounds Like: Raking a Japanese rock garden and finally feeling zen.
“Something For Your M.I.N.D.”
Who: Superorganism Where: London Sounds Like: A post-coital hangout between a '90s house music diva and an indie rock musician.
Who: SAINT WKND & MAX Where: Berlin & New York Sounds Like: A soul singer getting sucked into an '80s arcade game and holding his concert from there.
Who: Adanna Duru Where: Los Angeles Sounds Like: Standing in the middle of the street with two different block parties on either side, finding harmony in the clash of sounds.
"There Is a Fire in Heaven"
Who: Beau Pearl Where: Berlin Sounds Like: Majestically riding through clouds of cotton candy on a white horse.
Be sure to check out last week's edition of Under the Radar right here.