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New Music Friday: 9.17.21

New Music Friday: 9.17.21

Half Alive

We’re less than 100 days until Christmas! While 2021 might have given us whiplash with how fast it went, there are still a few more months to enjoy it and make it the best. Here is this week’s New Music Friday before Christmas music takes over.

Rosi – White Light

rosi drop their debut track “White Light.” Duo member Joni Mathews says, “When you go through something traumatic, your life kind of splits into two timelines, a pre and a post. I guess we were exploring that idea, or wondering if a person can ever really get back to a pure state of being after everything unravels. ‘White Light’ is yearning for a past life / past version of yourself. Chris started playing the blooming synth really late one night – it sounded like it was unfurling in a really intense way. The song, and project itself, was born from that single sound.”

Mazey Haze – Always Dancing

Mazey Haze has released the new track “Always Dancing.” About the track, she said, “Always Dancing is a song about having an intervention with yourself after a rough period where lots of things have drastically changed. Trying to figure out what it means that you have been doing and where you want to go (for the first time). Realising you have to adapt to this new situation and wanting to grow with it so you can move forward. Being closed off after giving yourself away too easily, without thinking about it. For me personally, this song is about my first realisation that I can and need to take control over my own life. I was starting to feel quite okay while being alone and started seeing the first bits of light after (what felt like) a long time of darkness.”

Juice – Girlfriend Song

Juice drop “Girlfriend Song” of off their forthcoming October project. Daniel Moss of Juice says of the new single, “We started out with a simple guitar line that the instrumental of the song naturally came together around. It had a sort of unhinged irony present in every aspect of the track from its conception. Lyrically, the story of a manic character spiraling emotionally just felt fitting for the sonic landscape we’d created.”

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half•alive – Make of It

half•alive release the single “Make of It.” Josh Taylor from half•alive says, “as always, there’s so many stories that went into the making of this song. writing, production, etc. but there was one moment of clarity in the writing process one night that felt like the crux to unlock this very personal story of mine which became Make of It. that moment happened when our producer Mark (of OJIVOLTA) stared at me during one of our writing sessions & abruptly asked “do you ever get mad? if so, would a half•alive fan who doesn’t speak english be able to tell if you were just from your tone? ”. after thinking about the question for awhile, i came to realize that there was a anger-sized hole missing in our songs. there were stories that i was restricting myself from writing because i wanted them to be perfectly processed, with happy endings to tie everything together. but sometimes the unprocessed, unhindered emotion is what the song needs. when that was realized, i turned on my mental faucet of unfiltered anger, 45 minutes later, the song was done.”

Guaynaa, Servando & Florentino – Los Cachos

Guaynaa teams up with Servando & Florentino for”Los Cachos.” “I have been a huge fan of Servando & Florentino my whole life and I am really grateful that they chose to make this track with me. Salsa is a new sound for me and what better way to make my salsa introduction than alongside these extremely talented guys,” said Guaynaa.

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