Happy Mother’s Day to all the cool moms and mother figures out there.
Noteworthy album & EP releases:
WE, Arcade Fire
Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny
Breathing Into Bloom, Clay
Heart On My Sleeve, Ella Mai
Come Home The Kids Miss You, Jack Harlow
HISTORY, The Knocks
Based On A Feeling, Sabrina Claudio
We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, Sharon Van Etten
How To Let Go, Sigrid
Radiate Like This, Warpaint
Try Again, The Walters
Loner, Alison Wonderland
In chronological order:
“White Lies” – Vinyl Palace, Papi Beatz
Release date – May 2
We love supporting the Chicago artists without realizing it! Vinyl Palace may only have 8k monthly listeners on Spotify, but thanks to the placement of their new song, “White Lies,” on the DSP’s New Music Friday playlist, I can predict that they’re on their way to becoming much bigger. This effervescent pop banger is a definitely ear worm, perfect for your next sweat sesh or house party.
“End of The Road” – The Snuts ft. Rachel Chinouriri
Release date – May 4
Scottish indie rock band The Snuts have recruited one of our new faves, British singer-songwriter Rachel Chinouriri, to sing on their new single, “End Of The Road.” The track is about finding your way home and back to yourself, a “remedy for heartache…truly a sense of self-forgiveness and redemption,” Snuts frontman Jack Cochrane explains.
More from The Snuts is coming soon.
“My Kink is Karma” – Chappell Roan
Release date – May 6
Going to go out on a limb and say that Chappell Roan is well on her way to being the next Taylor Swift. Not only did she debut 2022 with an absolute banger in the track “Naked In Manhattan,” but this time, she’s back with her second single of the year in “My Kink Is Karma,” an absolute dagger-to-the-heart song that’s about exactly what the title suggests, co-written with Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo, Conan Gray) and Justin Tranter (Britney Spears, Julia Michaels, Justin Bieber, to name a few). You can definitely hear Nigro’s influence in the lyricism: this could honestly be a song left off of Rodrigo’s Sour.
“Wishing you the best, in the worst way / Using your distress as foreplay / Six months since April and I’m doing better / No need to be hateful in your fake Gucci sweater”