Song of the Day: Good Thing – Harry Cracknell

HARRY CRACKNELL‘s break up record, ‘Good Thing’ is a mature offering, showcasing both the 22-year-old’s vocals and songwriting ability. Always possessing a love for music, as a teen, Harry supported the multi-platinum selling boy band Blue at a 20,000-attending show as well as, The Game on the Amsterdam show of his European tour.

After his 2019 collaboration with Landis and Breikthru, Harry was rewarded with his biggest release to date and an insight into his potential. The track ‘Find Me’ has amassed over 750,000 streams on Spotify alone and placed across UK TV shows. With more releases on the horizon, ‘Good Thing’ is the beginning of a chain reaction for more music and Harry’s growth in the UK scene….check out the official video below…

Song of the Day: Colorblind – Mae Krell

New York-based singer-songwriter MAE KRELL‘s single, ‘Colorblind’ was written and recorded in quarantine, created remotely from start to finish with the help of producer and multi-instrumentalist Jakob Leventhal. Over swirling, sliding guitars and sparse drums, Mae grieves the end of a relationship in painful and relatable detail: “I squeezed your hand, you flinched / The skies turned black, I blinked / I never practiced my goodbyes / I didn’t think that I had to.” Mae’s sharp lyrics and aching vocals brim with palpable emotion as they call back memories of a love that once was.

“I wrote ‘colorblind’ in the midst of what I thought was going to be the end of a relationship with the first girl I ever truly fell in love with,” Mae says of the inspiration behind the single. “I’ll be the first to admit that I feel everything too much, but during the couple of days that this was going on, I really felt like the world was ending. I was wildly sad while also being very restless in a way that I had never experienced before.”

Following a two-year hiatus, Mae Krell returned in early 2020 ready to embark on a new musical era. With a newfound maturity and understanding, she has perfected her folk-pop sound and introspective lyrical chops. At just 22 years old, Mae exudes a musicality wise beyond her years. Influenced by revered singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan, Phoebe Bridgers and Gregory Alan Isakov, her songs are intimate reflections that confront trauma, self-love, and personal truths. Her singles have amassed millions of streams to date, with last year’s singles “wash,” “home,” and “garden,” all individually breaking over 500K streams.

In addition to her artist career, Mae has worn many different hats in the music industry. She was photographed live music from the likes of Rolling Stone and Sony RCA, founded the online music publication Tongue Tied Magazine and, most recently, started Bitch Mgmt, a multimedia marketing and PR company. With a multitude of career milestones already under their belt, Mae is taking it one day at a time and focusing on writing and recording songs that reach new emotional heights.

Check out the lyric video for ‘Colorblind’ below…

Tyra Jutai Shares Single ‘Rebound’, Featuring City Fidelia

Following the release of the compelling gloomy pop single, ‘Frida’ – a tale of betrayal, jealousy and ultimate revenge between lovers and best friends – TYRA JUTAI circles back this time with soothing to overcome heartache from a break-up.

Featuring smooth retro soul/R&B vibes, her latest single, ‘Rebound’ is about using distractions to overcome the experience.

Tyra says of the release: Writing the song, I wanted to use a lot of language about the lounge life of listening to music at home. Music can help heal heartache and can distract you from the funk you’re feeling. It’s actually the best drug for that – better than sex, drinking, or drugs.

Have a listen to ‘Rebound’ below…

Bailey Baum Releases Single, ‘Bad For Me’ Today, Ahead Of ‘Over It’ EP

Raised in Dallas and now based in Los Angeles, 24-year old BAILEY BAUM has a knack for capturing the emotion of what it’s like to be a twenty-something woman navigating life, love, heartbreak, friendships, and everything in-between.

Like many of the best songs, the inspiration for ‘Bad For Me’ stemmed from a particularly crushing breakup. “I wrote this in 2020 with some incredible songwriters [Cameron Mitchell & Emily Fullerton] during the process of healing from a heartbreak,” Bailey says. “I wanted to fall back into the person because I missed them but I knew doing that was bad for me, which inspired the song.” The dreamy pop single sparkles with atmospheric production and Bailey’s signature ethereal vocals as she captures the familiar rollercoaster of emotions we experience as we try to fix a broken heart.

‘Bad For Me’ will join past singles, ‘Over It’ and ‘Take Me All The Way’ on Bailey’s debut EP, ‘Over It,’ slated for release on July 30th via Next Wave Records / Ultra Records. The 5-track EP is a raw emotional story of young love, packaged with ethereal soundscapes, captivating melodies, and vivid lyricism.

Explaining the reason behind this project. Bailey says. “I want the EP to help people feel empowered to get ‘over it,’ while also acknowledging how important it is to let yourself feel everything deeply. No emotion or thought you have is invalid, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel of heartbreak. We all deserve to find happiness and peace and fulfillment and that all starts within yourself. I’m still learning and growing from my experiences, this EP is all about that process.”

Check out ‘Bad For Me’ below…

EP Review: Take It Or Leave It – Kiana Corley

KIANA CORLEY‘s latest heartfelt EP, ‘Take it or Leave it,’ tells a story of reflecting on new love, break ups, lost love, and self reflection; a kind of reflection that can only be gained when you take a step back from that relationship. Kiana delivers the aforementioned themes in a wholesome soulful voice – a cross-between Sade and Corinne Bailey Rae – where she’s not backwards in coming forward in telling the truth.

Sonically, the five-track set goes on a journey through many different musical styles – from upbeat ukulele- infused pop to funk. Highly motivated by helping and inspiring others, through her authentically original music, Kiana hopes this EP will help with the healing process of anyone who had to go through a hard breakup.

So if you’ve just come out of a messy relationship, it’s time to start the healing process; have a listen to Kiana’s soothing EP below…

Must Listens: Lukewarm, Tell Me, Black Canvas