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Jacob Saint Patrick Blesses Your Holiday with “O Holy Night”

Jacob Saint Patrick is here to bless your holiday

The holidays are always such a special time of the year. It’s when we hear the beautiful songs that become nostalgic memories imprinted in our minds and we smell in the air the crisp, smoky scents of pine trees, candles, sweets, hot chocolate, and snow (at least in some places). We also get the mystifying feeling of joy and tradition in aura of the activities occurring around you, and now, Jacob Saint Patrick is a new artist spotlight that is here to add his own magical twist to everyone’s favorite holiday in this stunning and breathtaking rendition of the holiday classic “O Holy Night.”

Jacob Saint Patrick is a mysterious collaboration with a story of hard-work so humbling you can just hear the strife in the luxurious tones of their vocals and instrumentation. Today, JSP releases its debut track made just for the holiday time. JSP’s sound would best be described as music similar to “alternative rock turned bedroom pop.” In essence, it’s a form of angsty music gone mainstream that becomes a part of your top playlist plays, while still carrying that emo, indie-folk tone. Their sound is reminiscent to compositions by others like Bon Iver, Tep No, Yoste, The 1975, Aquilo, and Emmit Fenn.

Jacob Saint Patrick is a formation of ex-Dreamer & Son bassist Jake Sierzega and guitarist Matt Bolton. Their cover of the track was in dedication to the strength and persistence of those who participated in the migrant caravan on the southern US border, in their search for a better life. Below, the artists offered two links to Human Rights Groups that listeners could contribute to in the spirit of the holidays, love, and giving:



The new single is something of dreams truly. It’s a concoction of sounds that roll off the tongue and dance around the mind in the most fantastic of ways. It’s a gentle song that Jake fractures with his broken, velvety voice as he carries the feeling of a heavy sigh throughout the single. A new sense of emotion is created by the work of both Matt and Jake, as they team up on this traditional escapade. The music builds up in just the right areas, and the lyrics fall off lips as if speaking in whispers. By 3:35, literally the world explodes around you into this harmonious, euphoric land of melancholia you–a gorgeous creation of juxtaposition you have never experienced before. Just blast this track to understand what I mean. Truly, the guys resuscitate a new life into the song and add a soul to its ghostly personality.

You can now find the track on Spotify, Apple Music, and others, so be sure to give it a listen and let it take over your holiday like it has mine!

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Also be sure to follow Jacob Saint Patrick on Instagramfor more updates of new music to come! Happy holidays to one and all!


nic violets and lil cxxp Team Up for “diamonds are for friends”

Introducing the newest fusion of vintage & grunge

nic violets and lil cxxp team up on this high-end, part rock grunge track that is sure to bump at all of the parties.

The two are Boston-based hip hop musicians who are constructing a world of their own in the city. Their music can be described by the similarities to Nirvana-esque grunge and Post-Malone-like lyrics. They tie in this sad-boy aura with melodies that keeps you intrigued for what’s to come next.

A little more on the guys: 

lil cxxp hails from the North Shore of Massachusetts, born as Cooper McVay. The 20 year-old grew up playing the drums and guitar which then turned into a fascination with songwriting and audio engineering. His inspirations span across artists such as Kid Cudi, Mac Miller, and Lil Wayne.

nic violets is a hip-hop artist having already released his first EP Sweet Chaos back in September of 2017. Similar to blackbear, his music could be defined as lush chaos. With a mellow vibe and an atmospheric instrumental, the rapper sings and raps over to create smooth compositions with each track.

Now together, the two bring you “diamonds are for friends,” which epitomizes the hype track for any turn-up occasion. They both add their edge to the track making it all come together in one cohesive form that makes you nod your head to the beat and rhythm.

In addition, aside from the music, the two are extremely stylish in terms of clothing, so you can see how they tie fashion into their music. They carry that genre of vintage grunge with them as a symbolic theme throughout their work.

Listen to the track above, and be sure to check out more of their work on Spotifyand follow them onsocial media:

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Aidan Alexander Releases “I Don’t Love You” that Puts You In Your Feels

But I love this

Indie-pop singer-songwriter Aidan Alexander is another artist to keep on your radar if you haven’t already heard of him. Alexander recently released his new single “I Don’t Love You,” and it’s a track that will pull at the heart strings and have you in your feels even when you try so hard not to get emotionally attached to the song. You can hear the track above now.

With only one song out, the artist already has 47K + monthly listeners on Spotify which is absolutely insane! So, who is Alexander?

Alexander is mostly known as the 18-year old LA actor (yes, that young), who starred opposite the Golden Globe nominee Bill Paxton in the film Red Wing. He was also a part of the Sony production A Cowgirl’s Story and .270, which earned a Grand Jury Prize at the New York International Screenwriter’s Awards.

With success already under his belt, what more could he do? Well, he did more. Not only an actor, he transcended across the media spectrum by delving into content creation where he has one of the most engaged accounts nationwide, according to Twitter, and where he has accumulated over 1.5 million total followers on social media.

As if that wasn’t enough, he then demonstrated his vocal affinity when he released his new single, which plays a character all of its own in Alexander’s life.

“I Don’t Love You” is an atmospheric, serene, sorrowful, and airy song. The lullaby elegance in his voice against the electronic whines and the percussive instrumentation in the back only makes the single feel more airy and dreamy. As you feel complete isolation of the emotions you’re currently feeling, the song intensifies and calms in a matter of seconds. The slow-tempo also makes the song more like a sweet serenade or an indie-electronic ballad.

Aidan mentions that some of his musical influences come from a variety of artists including: Robyn, Fleetwood Mac, and Frank Sinatra. But his first real love in music began when he heard Billie Holiday’s “Good Morning Heartache” for the first time.

The artist is excited to show his fans what he’s been preparing all this time, and I’m sure everyone is anxious to hear what Alexander has in store for this EP later this year.


Be sure to check out Aidan Alexander on all of his social platforms to stay tuned for the release of his project and more!

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Interview with Lemaitre On New Fall Jam & Music Video “Big”

New Artist Spotlight!!

This alt-electro rock duo from Norway is Lemaitre, and they are going to be your new addition to this year’s fall playlist. I had a chance to interview the duo and what great answers I received! They have a sound much like Muse with a Passion Pit twist. They have smooth, mellow, and melodic tunes, and the vocals equally croon through the track. “I’ll see you soon in soon in a dream, when I fall asleep.” Their sweet, happy-go-lucky tunes combined by simple lyrics and dynamic instrumentals are the foundations of Lemaitre’s sound. Lemaitre’s new single “Big” drops today and is accompanied by  a comical visual. As the guys drive you around through the song, we see a variety of characters in the back seat and their personalities and stories as Ketil and Ulrik act as our narrators.

The guys have released 5 dance EPs, a remix collection, two short form releases and their full debut album Chapter One. They have had amazing collaborations with artists such as Betty Who and Mary Noyes in the past as well. Overall, their music has surpassed 200 million streams and they have had the chance to have their songs featured in global campaigns for Google, Apple, Facebook, FIFA 2017, Skyy Vodka, PayPal, Tropicana, Infiniti, Hugo Boss and more!

The guys of Lemaitre are also headed on tour and you can check out their tour dates below:

U.S. Tour Dates:
10/7 Austin, Texas: Austin City Limits
10/14 Austin, Texas: Austin City Limits
11/28 Los Angeles, CA: El Rey Theatre
11/30 San Diego, CA: The Irenic
12/1 Santa Barbara, CA: Velvet Jones
12/4 Seattle, WA: The Crocodile
12/5 Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom
12/7 San Francisco: August Hall
12/13 Boston, MA: Brighton Music Hall
12/15 New York, NY: Gramercy Theatre

So now for our interview! I had a chance to chat with Ketil and here’s what he had to say:

NM: How did you guys get started in music?

K: We both started messing around with music production software in high school, making beats and stuff. When we were finishing high school, we started talking about taking a year of before going to college and just make music. Now we are going on 8 years, and still haven’t applied to college.

NM: So what was the inspiration behind the new single “Big”?

K: It’s really inspired by the Beatles and 60´s pop/rock. We wanted to have that vibe but wanted it to sound like a current record with big drums and synths. The lyrics are about loss (mainly about losing my dogs), and the fact that if you are sad about someone departing, it means you must have really liked them, and so should be happy about the time you had together.

NM: How did you guys find the home you did?

K: Ulrik found it on craigslist after a couple of month looking around for a suitable house. We were almost giving up on finding a nice house and was about to settle for something mediocre when it came up. After we had been at the house for a few months the owner came by with some family members to show “Dr. Dre’s old house”. Which made a nice house even cooler.

NM: Why is the band named after the astronomer?

K: It looked cool on the page, and is a cool story. We are both kind of into popular science, so it felt like a good fit. Should have tried to say it out loud before we settled tho…

NM: When fans hear your music, what do you want them to feel or think?

K: Hopefully they get the same feeling we had when we wrote it. We always try to communicate an emotion or a feeling you had when you were writing.

 NM: What are fun facts about you guys?

K: Ulrik is gender fluid and Ketil can bench 400lbs.

NM: If you could collaborate with anyone, who would you want to work with?

K: Really hard question to answer, there are so many. Thundercat and Paul McCartney probably. I could name 40 others though. So many great artists around.

NM: How would you describe your sound in one or two words?

K: Eclectic

NM: What’s your favorite social network platform, and do you have a favorite post from it? Can you share it?

K: Reddit probably. It’s nice that you have all these niche communities where people with similar interests can talk. Shout out to /r/lemaitremusic!

NM: Who are some of your musical influences?

K: Daft Punk, Justice, Noisia, Phoenix, The Beatles, Django Reinhardt.

NM: What are you guys On The Verge of?

K: Getting it on.

NM: What are your go-to songs? [Name Top 3]

K: Louis the child – Better Not, Arataan – Effervesce, Superorganism – Something For Your Mind

NM: What are you looking forward to for your fans, new projects or something else exciting?

K: Really excited to show them our new music! We have been writing for quite a while now, so we have a lot of songs that are either done or wrapping up. Get hype.

That’s where we wrapped up the interview! Ketil had really thoughtful answers and I was very happy to have the chance to hear from him about the whole creative process! Be sure to check out the new song/video, and be sure to follow Lemaitre on social media:

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Yoshi Flower is the Eccentric New Artist We All Needed Today

Yoshi Flower has my heart right now, and it’s because his unique sound is like a refresh button for my musical palette.

This week, I challenged myself to find a new artist and test out a new genre I had not really listened to, and Yoshi Flower definitely fit the criteria perfectly. If you haven’t heard of him yet, I think it’s about time to get acquainted. The Detroit-born musician is a newly signed-Interscope Records (via Rock Mafia) artist with a truly eclectic sound. In the past, the artist has collaborated with Elohim and has opened for Princess Nokia and Flint Eastwood. Next Flower will be opening for SG Lewis on his tour this fall! Tour dates below.

So, what’s pretty special about his sound? His very chill music is hypnotic and melancholic. It’s almost eerie in the way he plays with the rejoicing sounds of the compositions by warping them into more cynical tunes. The electronic/hip-hop beats entwined by the voices remind me of two acts I really like: Blackbear and The Neighbourhood. The dark features take over the productions and draw you into the edgy multi-genre records that Flower creates.

Recently, Flower released two new singles, “Brown Paper Bag” and “Just Cuz We’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not Onto Us”. The first single was premiered on Zane Lowe’s World First on Beats 1 Radio on Apple Music two weeks ago and his second track has been receiving it’s own praise.

Both records own a sort of aggravated and dynamic character to them. “Just Cuz We’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not Onto Us” has an aggressive grind to it and a malicious, evil-villain kind of tone, but his voice is just soft enough to pull back into the melody. In “Brown Paper Bag” the music is definitely a mix in tonality where for one second the music is serene and the next it’s viciously biting with heavy beats and fierce guitar riffs.

I’m curious to find out where this artist will take his music and what kind of project he will put out as a whole when the time comes.

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[Premiere]: Prelow x LostBoyCrow Release Chilling New Song “Some Nights”

A song for the day and night.

A song for the day and night.

Friends and tour mates Lostboycrow and Prelow release a sad, melancholy vibe titled “Some Nights”.  It’s a beautiful, millennial track that incorporates the sway of a pop single and the melody of a Daniel Caesar-like R&B song. It’s this lovely lullaby that puts you in your feels at a time you need it most. It is a day and night kind of dream, a chill, zoned-out track, and an introspective, meditative song.

“Some Nights” was the culmination of the two artists spending two full length US tours together. Prelow then moved into LostBoyCrow’s apartment for two months and they could not stop writing together as the inspiration was there and, of course, the talent was as well. We have the honor of premiering the single for you today as it releases, so be sure to press play above!

LostBoyCrow’s voice is always so enchanting, so when he jumps into the track of “Some Nights”, the song only becomes more magical along with Prelow’s charm.

“Turn off the lights, to lighten the mood….”

“It’s like dreaming it up, is your face in the sun, it’s that thing you can’t touch, some nights it’s a lot.”

If there’s any possible way to envision the single, it’s to think of yourself in a somber daydream, where you are sitting by an ocean, reflecting on a love lost, and how beautifully tragic it all is. A cynical little tune.

LostBoyCrow profoundly describes the essence of the single. “It is the minutia of existence that hold such secrets as love. A glance, the soft intention of a touch, an honest laugh, a quiet evening as it slips effortlessly into morning. Some nights you can feel them all crowd in a circle, warm like a fire to congregate hope. Some nights it’s enough.”

In addition to the release of this single, LostBoyCrow recently released the final segment of his Traveler Trilogy, titled Traveler: The Third Legendwhich is now available on Apple Music and Spotify. What has always been so fantastic about this series is that it doesn’t really sound like stuff currently out in this field of music. The R&B/pop sound is really all his own, and places him somewhere very niche in the grand scheme of music. LostBoyCrow somehow is able to create a more natural noise with these records, which allows for more authentic and honest results in his sound.

LostBoyCrow is a romantic pop/R&B artist with an electronic undertone. There’s this sense of mystery from the artist who doesn’t say much to the press and doesn’t reveal too much about himself. However, what we do know is that the Los Angeles native has a knack for storytelling and a talent to vividly create those images in your mind as you sail away to the tunes his perfectly constructed compositions. They all transform from song to narrative instantly, and really possess an emotion that resonates to the listener.

Some would consider his music to be “introspective dance music”. He evokes an energy and emotion from the crowd through his pop nature, while in other respects he pushes thought and provokes discussion of his lyrics.

In the past, the artist has toured with VÉRITÉ, co-headlined with Flor, and has gone on 2 nationwide headlining “Spin the Globe” tours! The tour featured artists Prelow and DYSN. His current listening following is about 130 millions streams, and it continues to grow as he develops and produces more.

“The idea for ‘Some Nights’ started from something we had tweeted – ‘some nights just catching somebody looking at you is enough.’ We really liked that sentiment and had tried it over a few different beats before it really made it sense. And it was great writing and fleshing the track out with LostBoyCrow”, explains Prelow  on the creation of the new track.

So, drift away as you listen to the new single above, that gets you through some nights that are just harder than others. Let it be your song, and when you get a chance after doing that, be sure to check out the rest of what this talented, young artist has been putting out for you to hear.

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Artist Watch: Stealth Releases Ferocious New Soul Single “Gotta Stop Loving You”



The soulful singer/songwriter Stealth, not only has an exciting new signing with the electronic label Ultra Music (Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Era Istrefi, Kygo, Sofi Tukker, Steve Aoki), but he also released his visual for “Gotta Stop Loving You”.

Originally from Birmingham, UK, Stealth is known for creating records that are intertwine blues, rock, and soul all in one. His strong, guttural voice is aggressive yet silky that it carries a force across his music.

His prowess doesn’t go unrecognized as Stealth sold out his first ever London headline show at Servant Jazz Quarters in November of 2017. Additionally, he has played in support of Seinabo Sey, Jamie Woon, Zella Day, Tiggs Da Author, Vaults, Kaleo and more. His music has been circulated over BBC stations Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music and BBC Introducing and has also been nominated for 3 Unsigned Music Awards prior to his signing to Ultra.

In a previous interview, he discussed the thrill he is feeling for joining the Ultra team. “I’m so excited about this new chapter with Ultra. I had been putting stuff out on my own for a while and although it did pretty well, it’s pretty lonely. In the short time I’ve been signed to Ultra, I’ve felt like I’m part of a real family. Ultra might not be the obvious home for an artist like myself, however, the bricks don’t make a house a home – it’s the people. I really feel that these guys believe in what I’m doing and together we’re gonna have shit loads of fun and make some amazing music!”

The new track will come from what is to be his forthcoming EP The Chorus, set to release September. The EP itself is just as bold as the vocalist, featuring  production from Michael Angelo (Sam Smith) and Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini/Jack Savoretti). With the intensity of his vocals influenced by his idols His inspirations include Howlin’ Wolf and Etta James.

The way Stealth truly began his journey of success is when his hit single “Judgement Day” was shown on an episode of Suits, the US TV series. The single alone has earned over 10 million streams on Spotify and YouTube combined. “Judgment Day” charted globally in 12 countries on Shazam. In addition to all of this Stealth has released 2 other EPs including The Intro and The Verse.  These two also included singles that ended up on popular television shows, thus spreading his music around further.

I had the chance to interview Stealth and learn more from him on the man behind the music. Interview below:

Neelu Mohaghegh (NM): How’d you get started in music?

Stealth (S): If we’re talking about the very very start I used to put an Elvis tribute show on from the age of 4 years old. It was very exclusive, only my family ever really got a ticket. But later on I started playing in clubs and pubs in the midlands. Then ended up at music college in London.

(N): How has your hometown influenced your music or has it not really?

(S): Massively as having to learn the pub and club songs introduced me to more classic soul and blues then I found myself. So without the pub and club circuit in my area, I may have had completely different taste.

(N): Favorite artists?

(S): Currently Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Alabama Shakes, and Father John Misty.

(N): If you could collaborate with any artist today, who would you want to work with?

(S): He’s a controversial figure but I’d be very interested in working with Kanye West. He’s just visionary and his use of old school songs in his first few albums is inspiring. I think he’s someone who would really pull something out of me I never knew I could create.

(N): Favorite track you’ve made so far?

(S): Made or released? That’s a tough one. If it’s what I’ve released or am about to release, I love my next single “Truth is” as it’s me trying to push my creative boundaries and it’s a song I couldn’t have dreamed of releasing a few years back. But out of all the songs I made, I’d say a song called “Bury Me.” It’s an old school blues jam and the words mean a lot personally. I just hope I can put it out at some point.

(N): What’s the one thing you want fans to think of when they hear your music?

(S): I don’t really want them to think or feel a specific way. The great thing about music is I could write a song that’s personal to me that could mean something completely different to someone else.

(N): What’s your go-to look?

(S): Old school and comfortable. Tends to be black though, so summer is a bit of a struggle.

(N): Favorite type of food?

(S): Curry. The hotter the better.

(N): Where’s a venue or festival you hope to perform at one day?

(S): It’s cliché to say Glastonbury but it’s the pinnacle so it would have to be Glasto.

(N): Any fun facts or hidden talents fans might not know about you?

(S): I can knock back a pint of beer pretty sharpish. Around the 2 second mark. Nothing amazing (or to be proud of kids) but yeah very rarely lose a chin off.

(N): Is there anything (projects, trips, etc.) that you are looking forward to?

(S): I’m just looking forward to the next year in general really. After just signing with Ultra, everything has been a bit of a blur but it’s been great. So I’m looking forward to keeping up the momentum and seeing what comes.

(N): What are you On The Verge of?

(S): World domination?? You decide……😂

So there you guys have it! Be sure to stay tuned for the release of his upcoming EP, to follow Stealth on his socials listed below, and to check out his new song above!

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Sleeping Lion Delivers Whimsical New Single “How We Know” Featuring Cass Miller

How you know this song is for you

Sleeping Lion, the well-loved electronic-pop duo, has been on a songwriting rampage all summer long and their hard work is showing. Today, they release their latest single with all of its magic  “How We Know” featuring the vocals of songstress Cass Miller.

Sleeping Lion, including Nate Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire, was started back in 2015 after they had written songs over Skype together one summer. At that time, Noah was in Rome and Nate was in New York. The pair has been everywhere, and a lot of times, not in the same place at the same time together; however, they have consistently worked together throughout the years producing and creating melodies, tracks, and projects that develop and define their unique sound. Now, they have stationed themselves in LA where in the past year they have collaborated with a record-breaking number over 60 artists.  In addition to that, they’ve produced remixes for acts like Opia and Zealyn and even delivered their spring single “Easy For You”.

The elements of “How We Know” are actually a lot more profound when you really take a listen to it. Blast the song on your headphones or on your speakers and sit back to take it all in. I’ve come to deem this the ultimate getaway song of the summer as it contains all of the roller coaster emotions of a bewildering and consequential relationship.

As you are given reflections and flashbacks throughout the verses of the complications that heartbreak bring, we are brought back to the chorus where the true questions of love and misunderstandings are highlighted. “But we knew what we had when we lost it. Said we need a break, said we need to break it off, now I don’t want the space, you don’t want the space at all, it’d be better, but we never learned to let it go. This is how we know”.

The echo-and-call format that Sleeping Lion is best-known for is highlighted by the clever layers that go between the two vocalists. Back and forth, they converse in each other’s disliking of the situation, fall back into disagreement, and return to the conclusion that they never wanted this trouble at all. While the voices between the two are powerful, silky, and angelic, almost whispering to each other, the instrumentation is just as forceful as it follows their voices like a ghost through out the rhythms, words, and harmonies. The best factor of this song is how it reminds you of the heat and the rush of it all when emotions are swirling and in commotion from mixed reactions–the production of the track is dreamy, mysterious, and enchanting, while also being loud, impactful, and abrasive.

The evolution of Sleeping Lion’s sound has been a fun one to watch as they constantly refine and tune their music. They have really proven their dynamism by the versatility of their vocal collaborations. These masters of whimsical compositions are even making a big break in the live performance scene as they have headlined their own shows and have performed as direct support for other esteemed acts at venues such as The Peppermint Club (LA) and The Satellite (LA), and have opened for artists such as Brasstracks, Opia, Vesperteen, Transviolet and Vancouver Sleep Clinic.

Sleeping Lion continues to shine and mystify with their ever-changing career and their dynamic collaborations. But wait! There is more magic to come from the guys this fall and we’re excited for that, so until then, enjoy the single above, and stay tuned. Follow Sleeping Lion on their socials below to keep up with the band!

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