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PREMIERE: Halley Neal’s Feel-Good Throwback, ‘If I Was Ready’

If Halley Neal‘s voice sounds familiar, there’s a great chance you’ve heard her as the lead vocalist for Rose & Kennedy, whose single “Lover” has been streamed a combined five million times between Spotify and YouTube.

Now, the Nashville-based songwriter is “Ready” to step out on her own, delivering a modern update to familiar sounds with her new single!

Ready?

Don’t Sleep on Dutch Duo, Gravity Circus; ‘Shuteye’ Out Now

The only time I would advise against tuning into Gravity Circus would be when you don’t want to have great songs stuck in your head all day.

With that warning aside, “Shuteye” is the brooding middle child of the Dutch duo’s 2020 releases.

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LISTEN: Ski Team’s Soulful Neo-Americana Vibe, ‘Don’t Give Up (Yet)’

When discussing her songwriting inspiration, Ski Team singer-songwriter Lucie Lozinski finds magic in the mundane — particularly, when the mundane leads us to stagnation.

“I write about my relationships with people and places. My songs usually come from being stuck somewhere—in a rut with a friend, with a boyfriend repeating the same fights, in a city that all my friends have left,” Lozinski said. “I always feel caught between being too young to do something and too old to start, and my music reflects that cycle of yearning that people feel in all parts of life: when to quit a job, when to move, when to get married, when to give up?”

Hear ‘Don’t Give Up (yet)’

LISTEN: Garrett Owen Releases an Intriguing Taste of His Forthcoming Album

Texas-born Garrett Owen has always taken the road less traveled. The son of missionary parents, the versatile troubadour’s upbringing in Africa was an atypical, yet enriching one.

Garrett’s unusual upbringing sparked a curiosity; one that has carried into his adult life, and is presented through the lens of musical experimentation. We can hear it loud and clear on his new single, “Hour in the Forest,” from the upcoming Quiet Lives album (due out Sept. 18).

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The Quinn’s Daily Spinn: Friday, July 24

Long-time Good Friends of the Show Second Player Score — for real, if there’s ever a Best Friends of the Show Hall of Fame, they’re in on the first ballot — are back with what they have dubbed “an angry song, for angry times.”

Hear Friday’s Daily Spinn

WATCH: Greg in Good Company’s ‘Open Mic’ a Ballad for Dreamers

Laugh all you want, but point at yourself.
They’re out here living, while you’re by yourself,
Dreamin’ of things, you’ll never do.
You’re too scared to fail, so you’re too scared to move.

-Greg in Good Company, “Open Mic.”

Behind every musician at every neighborhood open mic, there is a dream and a message.

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