Songs You Should Hear: Changing Seasons, Powerful Tunes

We have new tunes blowing in, like the gentle early-autumn breeze currently sweeping through Nashville.

This week’s Songs You Should Hear lineup features three emotionally-gripping new tracks from female artists. We start by whisking you away to the scenic Pacific Northwest, before transporting back in time to the 1980s — with a twist! Then, we close with a frantic pop anthem about the difficulties of finding love, when we find it hard to love ourselves.

Artist: Amanda Stewart
Song: Saved
Genre: Alt-country
Why you should hear it: This spacey, multi-layered country waltz — rich with soul and powered by Stewart’s captivating vocal talents — reflects on the healing powers of nature, while paying homage to the great Pacific Northwest region she calls home.

Artist: J.Antonette
Song: Alone
Genre: Country pop
Why you should hear it: Are you a fan of the 80s rock band, Heart? This one might sound familiar! J.Antonette’s version is slowed down with country instrumentation and chill coffeehouse vibes, giving new life to a 1980s classic.

(Bee-tee-dubs, you should definitely come to The Listening Room on Oct. 3, when J.Antonette performs as part of our first-ever NashLive! Takeover. Tickets are right over here!)

Artist: Zoie X
Song: HATE ME 2
Genre: Alt-pop
Why you should hear it: A haunting and hypnotic future pop soundscape carries with it the darkness of never feeling worthy of love. The singer states, “‘HATE ME 2’ is driven by visual lyrics that tell the story of feeling like you’re not good enough for someone, and being scared they will see that too, so you try to ruin it before they can. It’s the feeling of getting too comfortable in being treated badly, that you almost can’t accept when someone doesn’t.”

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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