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PREMIERE: Melanie Bresnan’s Self-Medication Ballad, ‘Don’t Wanna Feel’

Nashville songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melanie Bresnan has a few singles ready to go between now and 2021.

Her latest, “Don’t Wanna Feel,” is a 60s-inspired indie pop tune about self-medication after a breakup.

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STNFXCE’s Debut EP, ‘STX//stns,’ Bravely Confronts Uncomfortable Emotions

Cover art: Alec Hudson

“Guess I fell on deaf ears— nobody hears me. Y’all see me cryin’
And y’all fear me, cuz when you ever seen a black man cry?
Unless he’s begging for his life, he can’t get teary eyed.”

-STNFXCE, “Solow”

STNFXCE (pronounced Stoneface) is a genre-melding contemporary soul artist from the South Side of Chicago. Despite his name and stoic-by-choice stage presence, his debut EP, STX//stns, is an exercise in vulnerability; one intended to challenge society’s stifling expectations of hypermasculinity among young black men.

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