Songs You Should Hear: Self-Love, Survival, and Taking Risks

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Anyway, onto this week’s Songs You Should Hear…

Artist: Amber Westerman
Song: Love Who You Are
Genre: Folk-Pop
Why You Should Hear It: Because we all need a lift from time to time, and this tune meets you at the intersection of pop and folk to provide one! Westerman says, “We can really beat ourselves up on the inside if we don’t meet the high expectations we set for ourselves. We talk to ourselves in ways we would never talk to a friend or loved one. My hope is that this song inspires you to be kinder and gentler to yourself when things get tough.”

Artist: Forge Hounds
Song: Damned If You Don’t
Genre: Hard Rock
Why You Should Hear It: Because sometimes, you just need to rock it out! This Waterford, Ireland-based quartet have just what you need, bringing crunchy riffs, a bouncy bass line, and steadfast drums together with thought-provoking lyrics that will resonate with anyone who’s out here, just trying to survive.

Artist: Foxtrot & the Get Down
Song: Rollin’ Sevens (Until I Disappear)
Genre: Alternative/Rock
Why You Should Hear It: Because time is finite, so you might as well spend it living to the fullest and taking risks! Our long-time friends from Philly embody that sentiment, and express it brilliantly on this new single that expertly blends anthemic heartland rock with an alt-pop sensibility.

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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