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Suzannah Weiss

PREMIERE: Evelyn Cools Dissects Jealousy in “Gold Woman”

Romantic jealousy is one of those feelings almost anyone can relate to. Either we’ve felt like everyone but us had a special someone, we’ve worried our partners would stray, we’ve wanted to be with someone who was taken, or...

PREMIERE: Am Taylor Offers Therapeutic Space-Rock on “Bright Yellow Sun”

Am Taylor’s music is rich and contemplative, with intricate, dreamy guitar layers that mirror the lyrics’ multiple meanings. Formerly the lead singer of the Atlanta band Sexual Side Effects, Taylor recently took a hiatus to launch their solo project,...

PREMIERE: Sugar Joans Claims Her Independence in “No Patience” Video

R&B singer Sugar Joans grew up listening to artists like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Destiny’s Child, and in 2014, she auditioned for The Voice with Franklin’s “Chain of Fools,” earning herself a spot on Pharrell Williams’ team. Since then,...

PREMIERE: Eddy Lee Ryder Makes Grief Accessible with “There in Dreams”

During a time when many people are grieving various losses, Eddy Lee Ryder’s “There in Dreams” gives a voice to that grief. Originally written about the death of the singer-songwriter’s father when she was 16, the single is intended...

Kat Meoz Perseveres Through Rejection With “Back for More”

Kat Meoz’s gritty, high-energy rock is as motivational as it is catchy. On “Royalty,” the title track off an EP released last year, she sings about refusing to settle for less than royal treatment. “Whatever I Want,” from the...

PREMIERE: Naïka Celebrates Haitian Heritage With “African Sun”

When you listen to Naïka’s music, you’ll feel like you’re in a club on a beautiful summer night during a vacation in a foreign country — though you’d be forgiven for not knowing which country. The singer is of...

PREMIERE: Siv Disa Evokes Unsettling Familiarity with “Fear” Video

NYC-based singer, songwriter, and pianist Siv Disa’s musical style is unmistakable; minor chords and dissonant sounds give her songs a haunting feel, while her warm, soft voice invites the listener into even the darkest of stories. Her latest single,...

Nicole Mercedes Celebrates Uneventful Nights Out With “Filters”

If spending so many nights in has got you feeling antsy, let Nicole Mercedes remind you that you’re probably not missing much. The dream-pop singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist’s latest single, “Filters,” is about those nights when you go out...

PREMIERE: Misty Boyce Dances Through Grief in “Telephone” Video

Losing someone you love is a nearly universal human experience, but one that can nevertheless feel impossible to get through no matter how many people have done it before you. That was what dream-pop/indie-folk artist Misty Boyce grappled with...

Future Moons Explore Seasonal Sounds on Debut EP

If you were in your school orchestra growing up, you probably at some point played Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” a series of concerti that takes the listener through each season of the year. Future Moons’ latest EP Seasons is...

Aubrey Haddard Salvages Sanity Amid Chaos in “Thin Line”

Aubrey Haddard sings about feeling “on display” and “carefully choosing every word I want to say” in her latest single, and those lyrics could easily refer to the past two years of her life. After moving from Boston to...