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Jason Scott

Premiere: Cari Hutson Defines Emotional Limits With “Take The Day”

Cari Hutson is stepping out into the world as her most authentic self. Her new EP, Salvation & Soul Restoration, arrives next month (Feb. 12) and captures her grit, resilience, and tremendous growth since the release of 2018’s Don’t...

Raye Zaragoza Paints A Vivid Self-Portrait on Woman In Color

“Who am I without touring?” That was the question most on Raye Zaragoza’s mind last year. Pre-pandemic, the folk musician had been on the road for three years, nonstop ─ and like many, coping with suffocating isolation in lockdown...

ONLY NOISE: How Miley Cyrus Became The Soundtrack Of My Life

Vice Versa was a safe haven in my college years. Nestled among the rolling hills of West Virginia, and situated snuggly in downtown Morgantown, interwoven with the WVU campus, the gay club offered safety, glitter, and endless midnight thrills....

Cherishes Explore Death, Grief, And “Gaslighting” with Debut Video Premiere

Angelo Gambatesa conceptualizes his work through a poetic lens. Even the name of his new creative endeavor, cherishes ( a self-described “synonym for keepsakes”) relishes in such grandeur, as a mechanism for him to remain grounded. “The name is...

Emily Weisband Pens Point-Blank Pop on Not Afraid to Say Goodbye EP

Emily Weisband believes there’s a difference between honesty and truth. A prolific songwriter whose cuts include Camila Cabello’s “Consequences” and “Boy with Luv” by BTS & Halsey, she knows what she’s talking about. But in song, one person’s honesty...

Jazzy Ash Duets with Real-life Partner Pam Rocker on “Honey” Single

“Fight for your rights, and dance your socks off,” proclaims Ashli St. Armant, who has been performing – mostly under the stage name Jazzy Ash – for more than two decades. The singer-songwriter and arts educator has always been...

The Danberrys Sever Toxic Ties With Haunting “Undertow” Video

“Why does love telling a lie sound so sincere?” Dorothy Daniel asks on “Undertow,” a song lifted from folk duo The Danberrys’ latest record, Shine. The singer-songwriter sifts through the wreckage of a now-dead toxic relationship. She must do...

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ThebandIvory Delve into Queer, Indigenous Identity On Anthropocene LP

Frankie DeRosa needed to heal, but he didn’t realize it until he saw children of Mexican immigrants locked in cages. “Seeing that came with a sense of responsibility to have my voice be heard,” he says. He made a...

Kären McCormick Shatters Genre Constraints On Debut EP

Genre boxes mean very little when it comes to creating true art. Kären McCormick had to give herself permission to leap beyond those expectations. Once she did, the rising singer-songwriter bounded away from strict musical constraints to settle upon...

Jeni Schapire Reclaims Her Sense of Self with “What’s In A Name”

Jeni Schapire woke up one day and didn’t recognize her own life. Formerly known as Jennifer Rae, a professional moniker she had been using since she was 15 years old, the Nashville-based musician started to feel suffocated. Her stage...

Caroline Culver Revels In Reckless Dating With ‘I Went Out With A Man’

There’s a special kind of heart-pounding thrill that comes with dating in your 20s. You can get a little reckless, stay out way too late, and perhaps make a few mistakes. Originally from Atlanta, singer-songwriter Caroline Culver captures such...

PREMIERE: wolfi Confronts His Toxic Ego With “Ugly” Video

We all have that moment of clarity when we realize our habits or intentions are nothing short of toxic. One such moment inspired indie singer-songwriter Emerson Vernon, who releases music as wolfi, to write his latest song, “Ugly.” “I...

Daniel Donato Conceives Cosmic Country On Debut LP

“Guitar is the great lighthouse of my life,” says Daniel Donato. The musician speaks with gusto about his work ─ and for good reason. On his debut album, A Young Man’s Country, he invites the listener into what it...

Whoa Dakota Dances Away Her Pain On Disco-Pop Jam “Walk Right By”

Singer-songwriter Whoa Dakota released her 2018 album, Patterns, to much-deserved critical acclaim. The record, a woven fabric of spoken word and impressive indie songwriting, left an indelible mark, and people were paying attention. However, things weren’t so kosher behind...

Olivia Henry Premieres First-Ever Music Video for “Beautiful”

Singer-songwriter Olivia Henry’s first-ever music video has been a long time coming. Having released several singles, an EP, and her debut LP Expectations earlier this year, Henry was more than ready for a bold visual, and on “Beautiful,” she...