Songs You Should Hear: Forts Like Vana Makes You Dance; Notelle Hits Hard on ‘Turnover Rate’ + More

First, thanks to everyone who read and shared last week’s Songs You Should Hear. It was a fun one to construct, and it’s always more fun when this type of thing is a team effort, right?

Well, we’re back with another one! Jenna and I compiled a few tunes to take you into your weekend, and we must not delay any further. Here are some…

Songs You Should Hear: Oct. 22, 2021

Artist: Forts Like Vana
Song: Lights/Rinse/Repeat
Genre: Pop/Rock
Jenna says: Grungy, poppy, explicit. What more could you ask for? These dark alt-pop/rock heartthrobs are throwing down those dance vibes yet again. If you’re looking to lose yourself in the music and move, “Lights/Rinse/Repeat” is your jam. So “come turn it up, all night.”

Artist: Notelle
Song: Turnover Rate
Genre: Industrial/Nightmare Pop
Gerard says: First of all, you should be getting very excited for our epic Halloween party next week at Mercy Lounge. Notelle will not only be joining us, but she’ll be closing out the night!

With that said, “Turnover Rate” alone is reason for excitement. Notelle is often second-to-none in her ability to tell an honest, no-holds-barred story, with intense industrial soundscapes that always leave an impact. Through distorted guitars and a hard-hitting, hypnotic beat, she has added another big moment to a catalog already full of them.

Artist: Ryan Egan
Song: Weeknights
Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock
Gerard says: I went back into the submission form for this one, and I’m certainly glad I did. It’s hard to pin this one down with a particular genre, and that’s what’s so exciting. Hazy guitars, cool keys, and fun horn accents blur the lines of rock, pop, and soul. On top of it all, Egan sings a relatable melody about feeling isolated in a big city, and the feeling of searching for a reason to feel a little less lonely.

Also, if you want more from Ryan, you’re in luck: his next single, “Alone for the Last Time,” hits streaming platforms on Nov. 12.

What do you think we should hear? You’re always welcome to let us know! And, if you’re an artist (or represent an artist), you can fill out one of these forms to put your music on our radar!

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