Songs You Should Hear: Live in Hope, Dance in the Rain, and Don’t Text Your Ex

First of all, we’ve been getting a ton of submissions on the form lately! Thank you all for your diligence. We’re looking forward to digging in and getting a lot of this new music featured, one way or another, in the coming weeks.

In fact, we have a few choice cuts for you today, recently submitted by independent artists near and far. And, with a headline like the one on this article, you’re surely curious to hear what’s in store, right?

Artist: Jaron Micah
Song: Rainy Day
Genre: Folk/singer-songwriter
Why you should hear it: If you like slow, wistful ballads driven by piano and kissed with intricate guitar work, this one is for you. It also helps that Jaron, with his rich baritone, uses this “Rainy Day” as a vehicle of hope. He says: “This song’s message is one of finding hope in the midst of ‘sorrowful changes’ and life’s highs and lows.”

As for the creative process, “Rainy Day” was written in an hour and a half following an emotional church service. From there, the Southern California native took it to multiple studios in Los Angeles and Nashville, before mixing and mastering the finished product himself.

Artist: Quickdraw Kid
Song: Put You In Your Place
Genre: Indie rock
Why you should hear it: Ever have an ex that you just can’t stand? Quickdraw Kid lead singer Taylor Currie has, and she wrote a song about it! The opening guitar progression sneaks in a little shade of southern rock, before things kick into high gear, strattling the line between alternative and punk.

Artist: Whalien
Song: Tastin’
Genre: Dance rock
Why you should hear it: The opening guitar wail on “Tastin’ gets us off and running into an auditory joyride that is rich with groove, and which pulls influences from jam band circuit and Latin music. This Seattle-based band is all about living here and now, saying of their new single: “‘Tastin” takes the listener on a dancing journey through time and space. The song is about living in the moment and not dwelling on the past.”

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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