Brand new quartet of songs out now from Bad Honey, the South East London-based soul-pup duo. Delicate, dreamy, and positively dropping with sweet, succulent sauce, their Awake Tonight EP drops amidst much anticipation. Having already released the singles “Easily” and “Circles” earlier this year, Bad Honey looks to make their claim as arguably one of the must-watch talents of the year.
Hotel Garuda is back with his new single “Mutual,” a follow up to “Head In The Trees” last year. Out now on Mom+Pop music, “Mutual” is an excellent indicator of his desire and ability to expand his skill set from DJ/producer to singer/songwriter, once again flexes his smooth vocal chops in his new single. “Mutual” continues the trend of reflective, vocal-driven songs from the LA-based artist, each providing a contextual look into what he’s been through in both his career and personal life to date. “Mutual is a song that describes a gap in communication, a distance between two people that is less physical than it is emotional,” he shares, “I thought it would be interesting to write about the feeling of wanting someone and being wanted by them, without any of the certainty of a monogamous relationship.”
Joining the expanding ranks of Next Wave’s forthcoming compilation, native Californian singer-songwriter Casey Mattson is back with “Disappear,” a lo-fi banger about the journey of finding and losing love, following the 2019 release of his single “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
“Disappear” is the third single from Mattson, the multi-instrumentalist and producer/writer of Oliver Tree’s “Alien Boy.” Casey’s rich atmospheric vocals are supported by down-tuned acoustic guitars, bold sub basses and warm electronic drums. Written and recorded at Mattson’s house in Los Angeles, this is a ballad about the longing for someone that you remember fondly but know you can never experience again.
Following his recent Xuitcasecity collaboration “Rich & Sad,” PLVTINUM has returned with another stunning original. Featuring hip-hop sensation Lil Aaron, “Girls On The Internet” is a witty and critical analysis of society’s social media habits, much to the tune of Blackbear or Gianni & Kyle. Toying with the line between early 2000’s pop punk and modern top 40 sensibilities, this emo-leaning trap ballad explores the downfalls of meeting girls on social media.
The latest single to be unveiled from the highly-anticipated edition of the vaunted Next Wave Records Mixtape Series, “U C ME” feat. LIA emerges as a bonafide display of production mastery from emerging producer Thomas White.
Originally begun as a concept back in 2016, “U C ME” has been a work in progress for quite some time. “This is one of those tracks that has been floating around in my world for a while and has gone through a bunch of changes over time,” White shares, further revealing that “the concept originated when I started messing around with my own voice more.” With a large portion of sounds coming from simple macbook microphone recordings, White puts his ingenuity and creative charisma on fully display throughout his newest single, accentuating LIA’s emotional, haunting vocals with a series of glitchy sounds and eclectic sound design indicative of the immense talent he possesses. With the Next Wave compilation coming into shape, Thomas White’s “U C Me” is undoubtedly a worthy addition to the comprehensive project to come.